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Jesse Wesley Bailey  Jr.

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Jesse Wesley Bailey
1814 - 1876

Catherine' Kiddy' Ann Coward / Cowan
1814 - 1861
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Jesse Wesley Bailey Jr.
4/13/1834 - 4/28/1906
Jesse Wesley Bailey, Jr., was born on April 13, 1834 somewhere in South Carolina and died on April 28, 1906 in Chipola (Calhoun County), Florida. He lived to be 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 sent to Fort Delaware, DE then exchanged 2/27/1865 in City Point, VA.

He married Nancy Susan Kent (7/27/1848 Marianna,FL - 5/25/1931 Blountstown,FL)
He had three children with wife Nancy:
David Samuel Bailey (1866-1914)
Mattie D. Bailey (1872-1898)
Jessie C. Bailey Ayers (1876-1917)
Census10/2/1850 SC (Marion County) 16 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". 
Military5/13/1862 FL (Calhoun County) 28 yrs old 
Jesse W. Bailey: Confederacy Distinguished Service: Enlisted as a Private on May 13, 1862 at the age of 28, Enlisted in Company E, 8th Infantry Regiment Florida on May 13, 1862. POW on Sept. 12 , 1862 at Frederick, MD
Exchanged on November 10, 1862 at Aiken's Landing, VA POW on 03 July 1863 at Gettysburg, PA
Confined on July 8 ,1863 at Fort Delaware, DE
Exchanged on February 27, 1865 at City Point, VA 
Census7/5/1870 Marianna FL (Jackson County) 36 yrs old 
Recorded as family #211: Jesse Baily Jr (age 32), Nancy (age 22), David (age 3)and Mary Asborn (age 3). Jesse was born in South Carolina, all other were born in Florida. Jesse is a farmer and estimates the value of his property to be $1200 and personal $200.  
Additional information about Jackson County, FL around 1870: Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Other12/14/1874 Abe Springs Bluff FL (Calhoun County) 40 yrs old 
The State of Florida
County of Calhoun
Know all men by these present that we Seaborn Pelt as principal and Jesse W. Baily and Gadi Baily as securities are held and firmly bound unto Charles Butler in the sum of Forty Dollars for the true payment of which we bind our selves our administrator him and assignees by these present. Now the condition of the obligation is such that should the said Seaborn Pelt pay all cash and damages which may be apprised against him in a case of ____ wherein Charles Butler is defendant then the above obligation to be null and void otherwise to remain in full virtue force and effect.
This Dec. 14, 1874
Seaborn Pelt
Gadi Baily
Jese W. Baily  
Census6/7/1880 Pippins Mill FL (Calhoun County) 46 yrs old 
#76, family #88, Jesse Bailey (age 44),Nancy (30),David (14), Martha (8) & Jesse (4). Jesse is a farmer, he was born in SC, as were he parents. Nancy was born in FL, her father in SC and mother in GA. All the children were born in FL. 
Additional information about Calhoun County, FL around 1880: Blountstown was declared the seat of Calhoun County in 1880. Prior to that, Abe Springs had been the county seat. Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Census1/1/1885 FL (Calhoun County) 50 yrs old 
Recorded as dwelling #218, family #242: J. W. Bailey (age 50), Nancy (age 37), David S. (18), Martha (13), & Jesse C. (age 9). Jesse is a farmer, he was born in SC, as were his parents. Nancy was born in SC, her parents in SC. All of the children were born in FL.  Source:  Florida State Census
Additional information about Calhoun County, FL around 1885: The principle towns in Calhoun County were Blountstown, Marysville, Chipola, Selman, Ocheesee, and Abe Springs. In 1884 railroads in Florida were bought out by one company and placed under central management. River Junction, located at the junction of the Chattahoochee and Flint Rivers, is the closest railroad and the primary hub of land transports. The photo on the right shows the iron bridge than spans the Chattahoochee River about a mile from the Depot at River Junction where wharves, storage, steamboats and hotels bussel with activity. Click the photo for a larger view. Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.
Military1/1/1902 FL (Calhoun County) 67 yrs old 
Pension Application. States he was in CSA 8th Infantry Regiment FL. States wife's name Nancy Kent.  Source:  Florida State Archives Pension records.
Graveyard/Tombstone4/28/1906 Blountstown FL (Calhoun County) 72 yrs old 
Magnolia Cemetery: Jesse W. Bailey - born 1835 and died 1906. with wife Nancy S. Bailey - 1848 to 1931. There are more than 50 other Baileys in this cemetery. 

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Click on any of the News, Events, or Discoveries buttons above to see historical things that happened during Jesse Bailey's life. These are only some of the major events that affected the life and times of Jesse, his family, and friends. For example, Jesse is 1 years old when Second Seminole Indian War begins.
1 1835 The Second Seminole Indian War keeps the United States and Seminoles Indians fighting in North & Central Florida.
3 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.
8 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and some of the Seminole Indians living in FL are moved to the Indian Territory
8 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.
11 1845 Florida becomes the 27th state to join the United States. William Moseley becomes the first governor and David Yulee the first senator.
16 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.
21 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.
27 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.
30 1864 Battle of Olustee is a Confederate victory. Union troops pull back
31 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.
31 1865 Battle at Natural Bridge (Wakulla County) is a Confederate victory.
36 1870 During the 1870s, the remaining Seminole Indians begin establishing trading posts and other economy with local settlers.
48 1882 The Florida Central and Western Railroad Company was created. It combines the Florida Central, Jacksonville, Pensacola, and Mobile railroads.
49 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.
50 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.
72 1906 An attempt to drain the Everglades and convert it to farmland begins.
5 1839 Goodyear invents vulcanized rubber, opening the door for tires and other rubber products.
10 1844 The first telegraph message is sent by Morse, who later invents the Mores Code
19 1853 The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
22 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
25 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
31 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
35 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
43 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
45 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
55 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
61 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
63 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
66 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
66 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.
67 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
68 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
69 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
70 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
72 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
72 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
72 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
27 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
28 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
48 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
51 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
26 1860 About 63,000 men from South Carolina served in the Confederate armed forces.
34 1868 South Carolina was readmitted to the Union.
1 1835 Second Seminole Indian War begins.
3 1837 The trickery used to capture Seminole Indian Chief Osceola (Assi Yohola) creates a public uproar and U.S. General Jesup is publicly condemned.
6 1840 Oregon Trail is established
8 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and thousands of Seminole Indians are forced to move west of the Mississippi.
21 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
26 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
28 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
29 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
31 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
34 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
41 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
42 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded

Nancy Kent
Born on December 24, 1848 and died on May 25, 1931.
They were married 9/11/1865.

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The Children of Jesse Wesley Bailey Jr.

David Samuel Bailey
Born in Marianna, Florida on August 17, 1866 and died in Jacksonville, Florida on November 18, 1914. He was 48 years old.

He married on 2/2/1888 to Ella Mahama Coxwell(12/24/1869 Butler Co.GA - 7/9/1957 Blountstown,FL). David was a businessman, farmer and schoolteacher. He owned 400 acres of land. He died from a ruptured...
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Jessie C. Bailey
Born in Calhoun County, Florida on June 9, 1876 and died in Calhoun County, Florida on November 17, 1917. She was 41 years old.

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