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James Thomas Bailey 

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Jesse Wesley Bailey
1814 - 1876

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2/18/1824 - 1880
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James Thomas Bailey
12/14/1861 - 1922
James Thomas Bailey was born on December 14, 1861 in Calhoun County, Florida and died about 1922 in an unknown place. Actual date of death is unknown. He lived to be about 60 years old.

His first wife was Jane Ellafair Williams after they Divoriced in 1886, he married Mary Priscilla Clark Ayers (9/3/1875 -12/1/1956).
He had three children with wife Mary:
James Thomas "Jim" Bailey (11/10/1906-8/31/1970)
Charles Edward Bailey
Gladys Bailey Parrish (10/21/1910-12/29/1995)
Census7/9/1870 FL (Calhoun County) 8 yrs old 
Recorded as family #267 beginning on line 184: J. Jesse Bailey (age 56), Francis Bailey (age 45), Preston (19), Catherine (16), Thomas (8), John (7), Henry (5), and David Cutts (11). Jessie is a farmer and estimates the value of his estate at $500. He, his wife, and oldest child was born in SC and the rest in FL. Jessie is the only person in the house who can read and write.

Recorded as family #269 beginning on line 27: Gadi Baley (age 26), Wealthy Baley (age 25), David Baley (4), and Jessee Baley (2). Gadi is a farmer and estimates the value of his estate at $200. He was born in SC and everyone else in FL. Both adults can read and write.  
Additional information about Calhoun County, FL around 1870: Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Marriage2/1/1883 FL (Calhoun County) 21 yrs old 
page 103: James T. Bailey to Jane Ellafair Williams on Feb. 1, 1883  
Other2/2/1886 FL (Calhoun County) 24 yrs old 
Divorce of James T. Bailey and Elliafair Bailey -  
Land Deed8/9/1900 FL (Calhoun County) 38 yrs old 
James T. Bailey - Doc.# 14765, Township 1-N, Range 8-W, Sec. 32, Merdian-Tallahassee, FL. 
Census5/12/1910 Traylors Mill FL (Calhoun County) 48 yrs old 
family #2: James T. Bailey (age 48), Mary P. Bailey (35), James T. J. Bailey (3) Charles E. Bailey (1 6mo), Jae A. Ayers (14), Lizzie Ayers (13), Vilma Ayers (9), Lonzie Ayers (7), John D. Ayers (6). All were born in FL. James father was born in SC,his mother in GA. James & Mary have been married four years. He is a farmer. The Ayers are his stepchildren.  

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3 1864 Battle of Olustee is a Confederate victory. Union troops pull back
4 1865 Battle at Natural Bridge (Wakulla County) is a Confederate victory.
4 1865 May 10th -- Union troops occupy Tallahassee. While Tallahassee was the only Confederate state capital east of the Mississippi River that had not been captured, Union troops occupy the capitol following the surrender of the major Confederate armies in the east.
9 1870 During the 1870s, the remaining Seminole Indians begin establishing trading posts and other economy with local settlers.
21 1882 The Florida Central and Western Railroad Company was created. It combines the Florida Central, Jacksonville, Pensacola, and Mobile railroads.
22 1883 Three railroad companies are merged to form the Florida Transit and Penisular Railroad Company. Thee are: Florida Transit Railroad Co., Peninsular Railroad Co, and the Tropical Florida Railroad Co.
23 1884 Most railroads in Florida are passed into the hands of a single company owned and operated by a single management, under the name of The Florida Railway and Navigation Company. It has more that 500 miles of main track in operation and about 300 miles of track under construction. The longest route was the "Western Division" which ran from Tallahassee to Jacksonville - 209 miles.
45 1906 An attempt to drain the Everglades and convert it to farmland begins.
56 1917 Seminole Indians become a Florida tourist attraction.
4 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
8 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
16 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
18 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
28 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
34 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
36 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
39 1900 The cause of yellow fever is discovered. It is proven that the fever is spread by mosquitoes. This rallies an effort to provide better mosquito control.
39 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
40 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
41 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
42 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
43 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
45 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
45 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
45 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
51 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
52 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
53 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
1 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
21 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
24 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
47 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
51 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
52 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
56 1917 NEWS HEADLINES: In June, the United States enters World War I on the side of the allies. The Russian Revolution ends the reign of the czars and thrusts Russia into communism.
58 1919 NEWS HEADLINES: World War I ends with the signing of The Versailles Treaty.
1 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
2 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
4 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
7 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
14 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
15 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
48 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
49 1910 Boy Scout and Girl Scout Organizations are introduced in America and the concept of a "week end" meaning time off from regular work begins to take root. The British Empire covers 1/5th of the world land area.
48 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
53 1914 World War I - Following the crisis touched off by the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand of Austria in Sarajevo, Germany declared war on Russia and additional countries joined the war within several days.
56 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.
58 1919 The Versailles Treaty marks the official end of World War I.
59 1920 Adolph Hitler begins to organize the Nazi party in Germany; The Ku Klux Klan launches a recruitment campaign using mass marketing techniques to gain 85,000 new recruits; the first commercial broadcast is made.

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