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Catherine' Kiddy' Ann Coward / Cowan 

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Willson Coward / Cowan
1783 - 3/28/1853

Sarah Manning
1785 - 1870
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Catherine' Kiddy' Ann Coward / Cowan
1814 - 1861
Catherine' Kiddy' Ann Coward / Cowan was born about 1814 in Marion Co., South Carolina and died about 1861 in Fountain, Florida. Dates for birth and death are estimated. She lived to be about 47 years old.

Parents: Wilson and Sarah Manning Coward.

The actual date of Catherine's death has come under question. It has been said that she died in childbirth, possibly giving birth to Catherine Elizabeth (born about 1852 and listed as 8 years old on the 1860 census). However her gravestone says she died the year before. To add to the confusion, the Jackson County mortality report says Catherine Baily died May 1860 (a few months before the 1860 census). A month before, 3 yr old Martha J. Bailey died of the croup. It is not known if this is her daugther.
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Census1/1/1840 Rocky Point NC (New Hanover County) 26 yrs old 
This information, while true, may NOT apply to our Catherine' Kiddy' Coward / Cowan.  The family of Catherine Cowan is recorded as one male under 5 years old, one male between 5-10 years old, one female under 5 years old, 2 females between 5-10, 2 females between 15-20, and one female between 30-40 years old.
Ann J. Cowan, a female between 30-40 years old, is living in the house next door.  
Census1/1/1840 SC (Marion County) 26 yrs old 
This information, while true, may NOT apply to our Catherine' Kiddy' Coward / Cowan.  Willson Coward : one male 5-10,one male 50-60,one female 15-20 and one female 50-60. 
Census10/2/1850 SC (Marion County) 36 yrs old 
Recorded as family #1003: Jesse Bailey (age 34), Catherine (age 32), Alfred (16), Bryant (14), Jesse (12), Elizabeth (11), John (9), Samuel (7), Gadi (6), Preston (one month). Jesse is a farmer and estimates the value of his property to be $700. The three oldest children have been attending school. All were born in Marion County, SC. Catherine cannot read or write and it is noted on the census that she is either "deaf and dumb, blind, insane, idiotie, pauper, or convict". 
Graveyard/Tombstone1/1/1851 Fountain FL (Bay County) 37 yrs old 
Sandy Mount Cemetery: Cathryn Bailey, born 1814 and died 1851. Her tombstone says "wife of Jesse W. Bailey, Sr."  Source:  http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/fl/bay/cemetery/sandy.txt
Other3/28/1853 SC (Marion County) 39 yrs old 
WILL OF WILSON COWARD In the name of God Amen I Wilson Coward of the State of South Carolina, Marion Dis- trict, being admoneshed form the infirmity of my body, that my temperal ex- istance must soon close, and being disposed to make a distribution of my earthly estate among my heirs, do , on this the twenty eight day March, make Anno Domini, one thousand eight hundred and fifty three, make, constitute, and ordain this my last will and Testament, in manner and form following, vis, First my will is, that all my just debts and funeral expences, be paid out of such personal estate as I may die pofsefsed of, Next, I give and bequeath to my wife Sarah, of my real estate a trust of land where I now live of one hundred fifty acres bought of Wm, Manners., another adjoining Containing two hundred acres bought of Wm Hamilton, and also another of Sixty acres, bought of John Maning, and one other of about eighty acres, bought of Malcom Stafford, lying on and in Maple Swamp, all the above named tracts of land, I give to my wife Sarah, except one hundred acres here in after given to my daughter Martha Jones, during the natural life of said wife. Sarah. and/at her death I give the said lands to my son Hansel Coward and to his lawful heirs born of/his body but if he shall die without any such heirs then the land herein given to him shall return to my heirs I also bequeath to my wife Sarah All my personal estate of every sort, and Kind, negroes, Stock, plan- tation tools, household furniture, monies and credits, and provisions during her natural life, and at her death to be subject to the disposion herein after made, but all the other property negroes and lands excepted, to her at her absolute disposal, I give To my son Joel Coward all the ballance of my lands except one hundred acres herein after given to Martha Jones, and fifty acres herein after given to Ervin Coward, I also give to my son Joel my negro man Damon, my negroe boy Ned, and negroe boy Daniel, at the death of my wife Sarah, but he Shall pay to Kiddy Baily or her hiers, one hundred a fifty which I give to my daughter Kiddy Baily, I also give and bequeath to son Joel half the interests profits and emoluments of my mill, the other half I give to my son Hansel, I give and bequeath also, to my son Hansel the lands land given to his mother at her death I also give him at the death of my wife/my negroe, PAGE 2 woman Alse and negroe boy Sam to him and to the lawful born of his body but if he should die without and such heirs then the land and negroes here- in given, to return to my heirs, To my daughter Sarah Lane I give and be- queath my negroe girl Mary and also that tract of land of one hundred and thirty five acres on the side of Little Peedee bought of Isaac Hyott for her to have the use and benifit of the said negroe and land yet that she nor her husband during her natural life yet that she nor her husband can not sell nor here the said negroe nor sell nor rent the said land nor shall uther the said land or negroe be subject to execution or to be taken for any debt which she or her husband may contract and at her/death I give the land and negroe herein named for the use and benefet of my said daughter to her heirs, her children, lawfully born of her body the negroe herein to remain with my wife till death as before stated To my daughter Penny I give and bequeath at the death of my wife my negroe girl alary and negroe woman Jenny To my daughter Martha Jones I give and bequeath the use and benefit of one hundred acres of land where she live from Malcom Clarks land on the north of the plantation to a certain crofs fense to Which Mrs. Manning's field extended and on Westwardly to include one hundred acres with all priviledge of timber outlet and range during her hernatural life and. at her death to go to my son Hansel Coward To my Grand sons John Lee and Richard Lee I give at the death of my wife my ne- groe boy Henry to be equally divided between them I give and bequeath to Ervin Coward son of my daughter Frances fifty acres of/land along Whitten Hamilton's and Isaac Stackhouses land including the place where Robt Taylor live And lastly I constitute and ordain my son Joel Coward my executor to this my last will and Testament In testamony where of I have here unto set my hand on the day and in the year first above written to this for my last will revoking all others his Signed in presence of Wilson X Coward mark Malcom Stafford Thomas Bridges James H. Stafford Recorded in Will Book 2, Page 147 Recorded Septr. 5, 1853 Roll No. 983  
Other5/1/1860 FL (Jackson Co. County) 46 yrs old 
This information, while true, may NOT apply to our Catherine' Kiddy' Coward / Cowan.  A Catherine Baily, a 50 year old woman, is listed on the Jackson County Mortality List (MRT197_11747). It says Catherine was born in South Carolina and died in May. Also listed a 3 year old Martha J. Baily. Martha died from Croup in February. She is possibly Catherine's daughter.  Source:  Information donated by Janice Moore on 1/11/2005.
Other6/10/1860 SC (Marion County) 46 yrs old 
# 307 Samuel T. Page, adm. vs Penelope Coward on June 10, 1860 Joel Coward died intestate April or May 1860. Left following survivors:
Ansel Coward, Penelope Coward, Sarah Ann Lane, Martha Jones, Kiddy Ann Bailey, children of deceased sister Frances, and Sarah Ann Lee.
* From "Marion County South Carolina Extracts from Equity Rolls", Lucille Utley. Three Rivers Historical Society.;  

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4 1818 First Seminole Indian War takes place when Andrew Jackson brings his troops into northern Florida.
7 1821 Spain formally cedes Florida to the United States in 1821, according to terms of the Adams-Onís Treaty. Spanish colonists as well as settlers from the newly formed United States begin to pour into the new territory. Prior to this change, Florida was a wilderness sparsely dotted with settlements of native Indians, escaped/freed slaves and Spaniards.
8 1822 Florida Territory is purchased
9 1823 The Treaty of Moultrie Creek pushes the Seminole Indian towns into the interior of the Florida peninsula.
10 1824 Tallahassee is established at the capital of Florida because it is half-way between the two government centers in St. Augustine and Pensacola. The Legislative Council meets in November in a log house erected in the vicinity of today's capitol.
21 1835 The Second Seminole Indian War keeps the United States and Seminoles Indians fighting in North & Central Florida.
23 1837 NEWS HEADLINES: In October, Chief Osceola of the Seminole Indians is captured when he arrives for supposed truce negotiations at Fort Payton. He is imprisoned at St. Augustine, FL where he refuses to eat and attempts to escape several times. In December he is moved to a prison in SC where he dies on January 20, 1838. At the time of his death, Osceola was the most famous American Indian.
28 1842 Congress passes the Armed Occupation Act of 1842. It entitles persons willing and able to bear arms against the Indians and establish themselves in villages along the borders of Indian territory ownership of their land after 5 years.
28 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and some of the Seminole Indians living in FL are moved to the Indian Territory
31 1845 Florida becomes the 27th state to join the United States. William Moseley becomes the first governor and David Yulee the first senator.
36 1850 Florida's total population has grown to 87,445. This includes about 39,000 slaves and 1,000 free blacks. Indians were not counted.
41 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins and war breaks out with most of the battles occurring in Central Florida. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
47 1861 No Floridian's voted for Lincoln during the 1860 election. On Jan. 10, 1861, Florida seceded from the U.S. and joined the Confederate States of America a few weeks later.
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16 1830 The first railroad is constructed between Liverpool and Manchester, England
25 1839 Goodyear invents vulcanized rubber, opening the door for tires and other rubber products.
30 1844 The first telegraph message is sent by Morse, who later invents the Mores Code
39 1853 The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
42 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
45 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
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14 1828 Gold is discovered in Georgia.
20 1834 July 9 - The S.S. John Randolph, the first successful iron steamship, is launched in Savannah
47 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
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16 1830 South Carolina becomes the first state to secede from the Union, setting the stage for the creation of the Confederacy.
46 1860 About 63,000 men from South Carolina served in the Confederate armed forces.
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6 1820 The Act of April 24, 1820 abolished the land purchase credit system, fixed the price of public lands at $1.25 per acre, and set the minimum purchase at 80 acres. After a person purchased land, a final certificate was issued by the land office and sent to Washington DC to be verified and signed by the President -- a time consuming process. Public lands were most typically available through US treaties with Indians who agreed to be removed from their homelands.
16 1830 Indian Removal Act signed and the moving of eastern Indians west of the Mississippi begins.
21 1835 Second Seminole Indian War begins.
23 1837 The trickery used to capture Seminole Indian Chief Osceola (Assi Yohola) creates a public uproar and U.S. General Jesup is publicly condemned.
26 1840 Oregon Trail is established
28 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and thousands of Seminole Indians are forced to move west of the Mississippi.
41 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
46 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
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19 1833 Santa Anna is elected President of Mexico
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Jesse Bailey
Born about 1814 and died about 1876.
They were married 1/1/1832.

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The Children of Catherine' Kiddy' Ann Coward / Cowan

Alfred F. Bailey
Born somewhere in South Carolina about 1834 and died in Blountstown, Florida on October 13, 1889. He was about 55 years old.

He had ten children with wife Martha:
  1. Jim Bailey
  2. Sam Bailey
  3. Jonas "Doc" Bailey
  4. John Bailey
  5. Emily Bailey Stewart
  6. Zettie Ba...
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Jesse Wesley Bailey Jr.
Born somewhere in South Carolina on April 13, 1834 and died in Chipola (Calhoun County), Florida on April 28, 1906. He was 72 years old.

Enlisted 5/13/1862 as a Private in the CSA FL 8th Inf. Co. E.. He was taken prisoner 9/12/1862 at Fredericksburg, MD then exchanged 11/10/1862 in VA. Taken prisoner 7/3/1863 at Gettysburg, PA then sen...
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Bryant Bailey
Born somewhere in South Carolina about 1836 and died in an unknown location about 1864. He was about 28 years old.

He enlisted as a Private in the CSA (possibly in the FL 8th Inf. Co. E.). He died while fighting in an unknown battle....
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Elizabeth A. Bailey
Born somewhere in South Carolina about 1839 and died somewhere in Florida about 1920. She was about 81 years old.

Married 10/12/1858 to James L. Larimore in Jackson Co. FL. Her husband James was born in 1845 in MS. His occupations where Blacksmith and Wheelwright.

She had eight children with husband James:...
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John L. Bailey
Born somewhere in South Carolina about 1841 and died in Lake City, Florida on May 12, 1864. He was about 23 years old.

He enlistment in 1862 as a Private in Company F, 10th Infantry Regiment Florida, CSA. He died of disease on in 1864 at Lake City, FL....
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Samuel D. Bailey
Born somewhere in South Carolina about 1843 and died in Chancellorsville, Virginia on May 3, 1863. He was about 20 years old.

He enlisted in 1862 as a Private in the CSA FL 8th Inf. Co. E. A year later he died at the battle of Chancellorsville, VA. ...
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Gadi Bailey
Born somewhere in South Carolina on December 14, 1844 and died in Calhoun County, Florida on May 1, 1901. He was 56 years old.

Married Wealthy Elizabeth Ayers (born 4/25/1844 died 1/3/1929). He had ten children with wife Elizabeth:
David Samuel Bailey (9/17/1867-11/18/1912),
Jesse Wesley Bailey (1868- )married Mary...
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Preston Bailey
Born somewhere in South Carolina on September 1, 1850 and died in Calhoun County, Florida about 1901. He was about 50 years old.

Married on 1/15/1872 in Liberty Co. FL to Emily Mathews (1949). They had no children, but raised three daughters of Alfred Bailey: Vinnie, Dalla and Delia Bailey. ...
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Catherine Elizabeth Bailey
Born in Calhoun County, Florida on June 1, 1852 and died in Calhoun County, Florida about 1870. She was about 17 years old.

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