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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania


REV. E. E. BAILEY, missionary, was born in Greene County, Penn., August 6, 1817, a son of William and Zillah (Johnson) Bailey, also natives of this State.  His parents were of Quaker origin and of English ancestry.  His father came to Greene County when he was about nine years old with his parents, Eli and Ruth Bailey, from Chester County, Penn.; he died at the advanced age of eighty-two years.  He was twice married, and the Rev. E. E. is a child of his second wife, and grew up on the farm with his parents, receiving his early education in a log cabin school-house, afterwards attending school at Greene Academy and at Waynesburg, Penn.  At the age of sixteen he joined the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Greene County.  He was licensed to preach and ordained by the Union Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.  He labored some in West Virginia, six miles west of Morgantown, but mostly in Fayette County, Penn., where he was engaged in the ministry for a term of years.  Having had a desire for missionary work he then went West, where he engaged in missionary work among the Indians, and met with good success.  In 1887 he was sent to his present position among the Cherokee Indians by the board of missions of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.  In 1839 Mr. Bailey was united in marriage with Miss Mary, daughter of John and Margaret (Dowlin) Rae.  Mrs. Bailey is of Irish descent.  They have five children—Harvey M., John F., Hannah J., Margaret E., and William R.  Mr. Bailey is a Prohibitionist.


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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania

Samuel P. Bates

Nelson, Rishforth & Co., Chicago. 1888


Transcribed by Annette Bame Peebles

The Greene County, Pennsylvania Biographies Project –

Date of Transcription: 18 June 2007

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