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Johnston: Generation 3A


Some Children of Sarah Johnston & James Bailey

 

 

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Jane C. Bailey & Charles Word

 

31 Jan 1801: Charles Word was born in Laurens County, SC, the son of William and Janette Fairbairn Word.

15 Feb 1807: Jane was born in Warren County, GA. 

20 Feb 1828: Jane and Charles were married in Madison County, AL. 

29 Jan 1844: Charles filed accounts as guardian of Nancy T. and Martha Ann Bailey, orphans of  [Jane's brother] David Bailey. [Gandrud, Alabama Records, v. 223, p. 19, from Orphan's Court Minute Book, p. 77]

5 Jan 1846: Malcolm Patterson filed a petition in the right of wife Nancy to divide property belonging to the David Bailey estate. The heirs were: petitioner Malcolm Patterson and wife Nancy, Martha A. W. Bailey, and William R. C. Bailey.  Charles Word, guardian of Martha, and [David's widow] Elizabeth Bailey, guardian of William, gave their consent.  [Alabama Records, v. 223, p. 1, from p. 252] 

10 Feb 1846: Charles gave bond as guardian of Martha Ann, orphan of David Bailey.  His sureties were [brother-in-law] Reuben Crutcher and William D. Bibb. [Alabama Records, v. 137, p. 14, from Orphans Court Minute Book 11, p. 160]

13 Nov 1850 Census, Madison County, AL (District 34): Farmer "John" Word 49, born SC, with real property valued at $3,800; Jane 43, born GA; David 21, born AL, occupation "none"; student William 18; Sarah 16; Jane 13; Ann 11; Charles 10; Catherine 5; Eliza 3; Ben 1.  [p. 356]  The head of household's name is written as "Jno".  According to descendant Richard Waits, that first name for Charles was not recorded in any other place or time.  Until proven otherwise, we must assume an error on the part of the census taker.

28 Jan 1854: Charles Word was appointed executor of the will of William Word. [Alabama Records, v. 40, p. 2, from Book D, p.10]

20 Feb 1858: Charles died in Madison County.  He is buried in Graveyard Hill Cemetery, New Market, AL.  [Richard Waits]

9 Jun 1860 Census, Madison County, AL (District 1, P.O. Hayes Store): Farmer W. H. Word 28, born AL, with real and personal property worth $9,000 and $30,075; Jane C. 53, born GA; "poetess" Ann 20; Kate 16; Parralee 12; Benj 10.  [p. 23-24]

Jane had moved to Guadalupe County, TX by 1870.

21 Jun 1880 Census, Guadalupe County, TX: Farmer Jane Word 74, a widow, AL VA VA; grandson Charles Roberts, AL GA AL; daughter Jane F. or H. Crutcher, AL SC AL; granddaughter Katie Spraggins 16, AL AL AL; grandson Robert Spraggins 12, AL AL AL.  They're residing next to [Jane's son] Charles H. Word, a farmer, age 40, AL SC AL; Sarah 33, AL GA AL; William A. 10, TX AL AL; Nan B. 8; Carl 6: daughter V___ [illegible] 5; Jannie 2.  [p. 41]

14 Sep 1880: Jane Bailey Word died and was buried in San Marcos, Hays County, TX.

 

 

Children of Jane Bailey and Charles Word:

 

David Alexander ("Lex") Word (17 Jan 1829 - 23 May 1898; m. Mary Acklin Elizabeth McGeehee 9 Jan [or Jun] 1854)

Mary was the daughter of Charles Lewis McGeehee and Sarah Vance Acklin.  She was therefore the sister of Sarah Vance Acklin McGeehee, wife of Charles Hazelwood Word.

Sep 1870 Census, Guadalupe County, TX (Precinct 5): Farmer D. A. Word 41, born AL, with real and personal property valued at $60,000 and $4,000; Mary 35, born AL; Kate 11, born TX; Manual 9; Stasie 4.  [p. 11/440]

David was buried on his farm near Staples, Guadalupe County, TX.

Omanda F. Word (30 May 1830 - 5 Oct 1844)

William Henry Word (1 Dec 1831 - 8 Oct 1862)

9 Jun 1860 Census, Madison County, AL (District 1, P.O. Hayes Store): Farmer W. H. Word 28, born AL, with real and personal property worth $9,000 and $30,075; Jane C. 53, born GA; "poetess" Ann 20; Kate 16; Parralee 12; Benj 10.  [p. 23-24]

Sarah ("Sallie") Frances Word (6 Mar 1833 - 25 Aug 1911; m. Martin Patrick Roberts)

Martin Patrick Roberts, a physician, served as a Captain in the 27th AL Infantry, known as th "New Market Rebels".

Mary E. Word (27 Mar 1835 - 5 Oct 1844)

Jane Fairbairn Word (7 Nov 1836 - May 1885; m. John Bruce Crutcher 5 Oct 1859)

Husband John was killed at the Battle of Nashville on 16 Dec 1864.  [Deborah Moorefield] 

Anna Word (1839 - 1876; m. Elias Carter Spragins)

22 Jul 1870 Census, Madison County, AL (Township 4 Range 2 West, District of Triana, Madison P.O.): Farmer Elias Spragins 43, born AL with real and personal property valued at $8,000 and $1,000; Anna 31, born AL; Catherine 6; Robert 2; black servant Lucy Jones 12, born AL.  [p. 4]

Charles Hazelwood Word (22 Apr 1840 - 14 Feb 1922; m. Sarah Vance Acklin McGeehee 6 Jul 1867)

Sarah was the daughter of Charles Lewis McGeehee and Sarah Vance Acklin.  She was therefore the sister of Mary Acklin Elizabeth McGeehee, wife of David Alexander Word.

Sep 1870 Census, Guadalupe County, TX (Precinct 5): Retail merchant Charles Word 30, born AL, with real and personal property worth $5,000 and $1,500; Sarah 23, born AL; Alexander 2, born TX.  [p. 11/440]

Kate Word (4 Sep 1844 - 16 Jul 1869; m. Jesse Lafayette Humphreys)

Elizabeth Paralee ("Pallie") Word (16 Nov 1845 - 8 Oct 1878; m. George Norman Martindale 7 Jun 1867)

They lived in Memphis, TN before moving to Caldwell County, TX.

Benjamin Norvell Word (29 Nov 1848 - 2 Sep 1867)

 


 

Samuel Bailey & Eliza Anson Dillard

 

14 Jan 1809: Samuel was born in Tennessee, but grew up in Alabama.  Samuel "lived a big part of his life in Limestone County, AL, one mile from the Madison County line."  [Mrs J. D. Simmons in Gandrud, Alabama Records, v. 21, p. 68]

6 Oct 1813: Eliza Anson Dillard was born in Tennessee, the daughter of Joshua and Catherine Quinn Dillard.  [Mrs J. D. Simmons in Gandrud, Alabama Records, v. 21, p. 68 for date of birth]

15 Jan 1829: Samuel married Eliza in Limestone County, AL.  [Mrs J. D. Simmons in Gandrud, Alabama Records, v. 21, p. 68]

12 Dec 1842: Samuel Bailey, along with James S. Dinsmore and J. D. Beauchamp, was surety for James F. Johnston as administrator of the  David Bailey estate and the widowed Elizabeth Bailey as guardian of William Bailey.  [Alabama Records, v. 114, p. 5]  James Johnston was Samuel's uncle; David Bailey was Samuel's brother.

Son Edward Dillard Bailey was the last child to have been born in AL on 4 Feb 1848; daughter Mary F. and son John W. were born in TN on 31 Jan 1851 and 8 Jan 1852 respectively.  By 23 Apr 1855, however, the family had definitely moved to MS, where son Joseph J. was born.

24 Sep 1850 Census, Hardeman County, TN: Farmer Samuel Bailey 41, born TN; Eliza 37, born AL; farmer Thomas age 21, born AL; Sarah 19; George 18; William 16; Everline 14; Benjamin 12; Samuel 10; Edward 2; Eliza 6; Mary 8/12, born TN.  [p. 218/110]

1860 Census, Desoto County, MS (Olive Branch): Farmer age 52, born in TN, with real and personal property valued at $3,300 and $10,000 respectively; wife E. A. age 46, born TN; farmer B. F. 22, born in AL; farmer Samuel 19, born in AL; E. D. 13, born AL; daughter M. F. 9, born in TN; J. W. 8, born TN; J. 5, born MS.  In addition, there was a 26 year old "mechanic", W. N. Somes, from NY living with the family.  Their cousins, the Johnstons, had also moved to Desoto County.  [p. 214-215]

5 Mar 1861: Samuel Bailey died, presumably in MS, but he is reported to have been buried in Hardeman County, TN.  [Mrs J. D. Simmons in Gandrud, Alabama Records, v. 21, p. 68]

5 Sep 1870 Census, Marshall County, MS (Range 5, Oak Grove P.O.):  E. A. Bailey 56, born TN; Edward D. 22, born AL; Mary F. 19, born TN, John W. 17, born TN; Joseph 14, born MS.  They were listed next to the household of [daughter] Jane Manning.  [p. 9/688]

14 Dec 1900: Eliza Dillard Bailey died     [Mrs J. D. Simmons in Gandrud, Alabama Records, v. 21, p. 68]

 

Children of Samuel and Eliza Dillard Bailey:

 

James Thomas Bailey (26 Oct 1829 - 14 May 1911; m. 1st Elizabeth Overton Forbice 6 Aug 1856, m. 2nd Martha Louise Hull 14 Feb 1880)

The bondsman for his marriage to Elizabeth Forbice was [brother] Benjamin F. Bailey on 5 Oct 1856.  The ceremony was performed the next day by Thomas Taylor, M.G.  [Tim Harrison]

Sarah Elizabeth Bailey (c. 1831 - 1862; m. A. J. Campbell 28 Jan 1857)

George D. Bailey (c. 1832 -     )

William J. Bailey (17 Mar 1834 -     )

Evalina Jane Bailey (22 Jun 1836 - 19 Jan 1885; m. Earl Ross Manning 3 Oct 1855)

5 Sep 1870 Census, Marshall County, MS (Range 5, Oak Grove P.O.): Jane Manning 35, born AL; Rilla 12, born MS; Ross 9, born MS; Charles Cambell 12, born MS; Andrew Cambell 9, born TN.  [p. 9/688]  The two young Campbells are almost certainly the children of sister Sarah Bailey Campbell, who had died in 1862.

Benjamin F. Bailey (28 Jul 1838 -     ; m. 1st Georgia ______ c. 1865, m. 2nd Elizabeth Burton 12 Nov 1873, m. 3rd Tabitha C. McCurry 8 Dec 1878)

5 Aug 1856: He was bondsman for the marriage of brother James Thomas Bailey and Elizabeth Forbice.  [Tim Harrison]

According to Tim Harrison, a B. F. Bailey served in Company E, 1st MS Reserves.

Samuel Bailey (26 Dec 1840 -     )

Eliza Anson Bailey (10 Apr 1844 -     )

Edward Dillard Bailey (4 Feb 1848 - Oct 1933; m. Kate Bolen)

1910 Census, Desoto County, MS (Beat #1, Dwelling #144): Farmer 61, born AL, married for 39 years; wife Mary C.

Mary Fannie Bailey (31 Jan 1850 - 17 Nov 1889)

John Wilburn Bailey (8 Jan 1852 - 30 Mar 1924; m. 1st Rachel H. Wood, m. 2nd Lena Dunn)

Joseph J. Bailey (23 Apr 1855 - 1 Nov 1878)

 


 

David Bailey & Elizabeth Bledsoe

 

9 Jan 1827: David Bailey married "Louisiana Bledsoe" in Madison County.  [Alabama Records, v. 86, p. 17]  Some researchers have claimed, perhaps correctly, that Louisiana Bledsoe and Elizabeth Bledsoe were two different women, that David didn't marry Elizabeth until after 1830.

David died intestate in late 1842 as [uncle] James F. Johnston was granted letters of administration for the David Bailey estate on 12 Dec 1842.  Widow Elizabeth Bailey was appointed guardian of William R. C. Bailey.  Sureties for both were [brother]  Samuel Bailey, James S. Dinsmore, and J. D. Beauchamp.  [Alabama Records, v. 114, p. 51]

5 Jan 1846: Malcolm Patterson filed a petition in the right of wife Nancy to divide property belonging to the David Bailey estate. The heirs were: petitioner Malcolm Patterson and wife Nancy, Martha A. W. Bailey, and William R. C. Bailey.  Charles Word, guardian of Martha, and [David's widow] Elizabeth Bailey, guardian of William, gave their consent.  [Alabama Records, v. 223, p. 1, from p. 252] 

10 Feb 1846: Charles Word was gave bond as the guardian of Martha Ann Bailey, orphan of David Bailey, deceased, in Madison County.  Sureties were Reuben Crutcher and William Bibb.  [Alabama Records, v. 137, p. 14, from Orphan's Court Minute Book 11, p. 160]  Charles Word and Reuben Crutcher had both married David's sisters.

 

Children of David and Elizabeth Bledsoe Bailey:

 

Nancy Bailey (c. 1828 - c. 1870; m. Malcolm Patterson 20 Oct 1845)

Malcolm was the son of Andrew Malcolm Patterson and Margaret Jane Dinsmore.

1850 Census, Somerville, Morgan County, AL: Malcolm Patterson 25, born AL; Nancy 22; Sarah E. 4; Margaret E. 2; [Nancy's sister] Martha Bailey 17.  [Family #461]

The Pattersons were living in Noxubee County, MS by 1858, but later moved to Red River County, TX, where Malcolm died  c. 1871.

William R. C. Bailey

James Johnston was appointed administrator of a William J. Bailey estate on 30 Jan 1854, with Nicholas McKensie and William Johnston as his sureties.  Was the deceased William Bailey the son of David and Elizabeth Bledsoe Bailey, the son of James and Sarah Johnston Bailey, or another William Bailey entirely?  [Alabama Records, v. 97, p. 20]

Martha W. Bailey (m. Thomas Morrow 10 Sep 1851)

1850 Census, Somerville, Morgan County, AL: Malcolm Patterson 25, born AL; Nancy 22; Sarah E. 4; Margaret E. 2; Martha Bailey 17.  [Family #461]

Husband Thomas was the son of Robert Morrow and Jean Dinsmore.  He and Martha moved to Noxubee County, MS, then eventually to Texas.

 


 

Mary Bailey & Reuben William Crutcher

 

2 Apr 1812: Reuben Crutcher was born in VA,  the son of William (b. 18 Jun 1787) and Susannah (b. 30 Apr 1788) Deupree Crutcher.  [Susan Deupree Jones]

3 Aug 1813: Mary was born in Limestone County, AL.

30 Sep 1833: Mary and Reuben, a minister in the Primitive Baptist Church, were married in Madison County.

1840: Reuben was a listed as a buyer at the estate sale of Levi Cummings.  "Those making purchases at the sale comprise a nineteenth century Limestone 'Who's Who'".  [Limestone County Historical Society, Limestone Legacy, v. 13, n. 3, p. 86, Spring 1991]

1840 Census, Limestone County, AL: R. W. Crutcher was shown with 2 males under 5, 1 20-30; 1 female under 5, 1 5-10, 1 20-30; 7 slaves; 4 persons in agriculture.  [p. 10/140]

1847: Reuben was one of the sureties for the bond of Edward Hatchett as guardian of America Robertson, whose father Edward Robertson apparently died in Desoto County, MS.  Fellow surety was John A. Milhouse.  [Desoto Probate Record 1846-1848, p. 215]

Mary Bailey Crutcher died 25 Nov 1848.    

6 Nov 1850 Census, Madison County, AL: Farmer Reuben W. Crutcher 38, with real estate valued at $2,000; Frances 15; William 14; Benton 12; Susan 9; and Joseph age 6; Polly Crutcher, born 1800 in VA; John Crutcher, born 1836 in VA.  [Johnson, Cemeteries of Madison County, Alabama, p. 232, from p. 133]

After 26 Oct 1857 Reuben was appointed administrator of the estate of mother-in-law Sarah Johnston Bailey, although James F. Bailey Junior had had originally been granted letters of administration.  [Gandrud, Alabama Records, v. 137, p. 14-16, from Probate Record 21, p.571; Probate Minute Book 5, p.208; Probate Record 22, p.164; Probate Record 24, p.132]

2 Apr 1860: Along with John R. Mitchell, he was security for Samuel F. Mitchell as administrator of the Susannah E. Williamson estate.  [Alabama Records, v. 209, p. 49, from p. 409]

10 Jan 1867: Rev. Reuben Crutcher died.  Both Reuben and Mary Bailey Crutcher are buried in Bailey Cemetery on Old Mill Road in Madison County.  Reuben's tombstone reads, "A beloved minister of the Primitive Baptist Church"; Mary's is inscribed, "Aged 35 years, 3 months, and 22 days. A sinner saved by grace".  [Johnson, p. 232]

 

Children of Mary Bailey and Reuben Crutcher:

 

Frances ("Fannie") Ann Crutcher (19 Jul 1834 - 6 Aug 1890; m.  John Wesley Farley)

Husband Farley was identified as both John and James in the probate proceedings of Sarah Johnston Bailey. 

William Henry Crutcher (1836 - c. 1889; m. 1st Mary James, m. 2nd Mary Jane Price, m. 3rd Rowena M. Crutcher 25 Jan 1866)

Andrew Benton Crutcher (8 Jun 1838 - 27 Apr 1915; m. 1st H. Ellen Gray, m. 2nd Nannie M. Johnston c. 1892)

Andrew served as Lieutenant in Company F, 4th AL Infantry.

6 Jun 1870 Census, Madison, County, AL (Township 3 Range 2 West): Farmer Andrew Crutcher 31, born AL, with personal property valued at $500; Ellen H. 20, born SC; Martha F. 2, born AL; John W. 1, born AL.  [p. 3/341]

Second wife Nannie was the daughter of Clement Wynn Johnston and the granddaughter of James F. Johnston.

11 Jun 1900 Census, Madison County, AL (Precinct 8): Farmer Andrew B. Crutcher 62, born Jun 1837, AL VA AL, married for 8 years; Nannie B. 36, born May 1864, AL AL AL, mother of 4 children, all living; Bezaleel 7, born May 1893; Pauline 5, born Mar 1895; Opia 3, born Jan 1897; Bailey 8/12, born Oct 1899.  [ED 109, Sheet 9A]

Susannah Crutcher (10 Mar 1840 -     ; m. John Lawler)

James Bailey Crutcher (1842 - 1850)

His tombstone in Bailey Cemetery is inscribed "Aged 8 years 9 days".

Joseph Holloway Crutcher (1844 - Mar 1870; m. Sallie E. Stephens 15 Oct 1867)

Joseph, a 26 year old farmer, died of measles in Township 4, Madison County.  [1870 Mortality Schedule, p. 1]

Sarah E. Crutcher (1846 - 1846)

Sarah died at "Age 6 mo 1 day".

 


 

Martha Anne Bailey & Tuberville Looney

 

Her middle initial was also recorded as "H", and according to Kathy Curl, her name was Martha Holden Bailey.  [Axford, The Lure and Lore of Limestone County, Alabama, p. 18]

Tuberville, born c. 1822 in Madison County, AL, was the oldest son of John Warren Looney (1793 - 1848) and Nancy Campbell (1794 - 1850).  John Warren Looney owned a mill and riverboat landing on the west side of Indian Creek where it meets Spring Branch Creek.  Tuberville was a descendant of Robert Looney, a neighbor of the Lauderdales in Augusta County, VA.  Peter Looney married James Lauderdale's daughter Margaret Lauderdale.  ["Looney Family, A Vintage Vignette" on the Huntsville History Collection at www.huntsvillehistorycollection.org

The marriage license, identifying her as  "Daughter of Mr. James Bailey", was obtained on  30 Oct 1841.   The ceremony was performed by Rev. Elliot on 4 Nov 1841. [Alabama Records, v. 15, p. 25, from the Huntsville Democrat, 13 Nov 1831; Book 4, p. 600]

14 Nov 1850 Census, Madison County, AL (36th District): Farmer age 28, born in AL, with real estate valued at $80; William B. age 7; James 5; John 3; Henry 1. [Limestone County Historical Society, Limestone County 1850 Census, p. 186, from p. 446]  Martha had obviously died between Henry's birth and 14 Nov 1850, but the exact date of death isn't known.  Son Henry was also enumerated in the household of Sarah and David Blackburn that year.

Shortly thereafter Tuberville went to Texas, taking William with him. His father William Looney had died in 1848 on the way to newly-purchased land at Goliad, but Tuberville's widowed mother and brothers were there.  Martha and Tuberville's three youngest sons were then raised by grandmother Sarah Johnston Bailey, and after her death in 1867, by David and Sarah Bailey Blackburn "on Rainbow Mountain".  ["Looney Family, A Vintage Vignette"]  In 1858, however, they were said to be residing with Martha [actually Elizabeth, their aunt] Smith in Madison County.  [Axford,  p. 18; Alabama Records, v. 137, p. 16, from Probate Record 22, p. 164] 

8 Jul 1860 Census, Goliad, Goliad County, TX: T. Looney, a "trader", age 40, born AL, listed as head of household.  The others enumerated with him were carpenter I. [surname illegible] 38, born MA, with property worth $2,000 and $3,000; lawyer George W. Edger, born PA, with real property valued at $200; grocer J__ Curtis 23, no birth place recorded.  [p. 2]

c. 1860: Tuberville died in Goliad County, reportedly not long after the census.

 

Children of Martha Anne Bailey and Turberville Looney:

 

William B. Looney (c. 1844 -     )

William went to MS and TX with his father in 1855.

He is usually assumed to be the N. Looney, a 17 year old trader born in AL, enumerated on 17 Jul 1860 in the household  of trader A. J. Looney in Goliad, Goliad County, TX.  [p. 99]

He may have died in TX c. 1875.  [Nancy Owen Baker, from John Tilton]

James Bailey Looney (18 May 1845 - 5 Aug 1930; m. Sarah Ellen Sandifer 31 May 1866)

1858: He and his two younger brothers were said to be living with "Martha" Smith in Madison County, but were residing with David and Sarah Bailey Blackburn in 1860.  According to Nancy Owen Baker, brother John lived with Elizabeth Bailey Smith.

James served as a Private in Company F, 4th AL Infantry, but was discharged for being underage.  In 1863 he re-enlisted in Company C, 9th AL Cavalry, serving in that unit until paroled on 4 May 1865 in Charlotte, NC.  [Nancy Owen Baker]

Wife Ellen was the daughter of Thomas Duane and Eleanor Jane Belew Sandifer of Limestone County.

He was still residing in Athens, Limestone County, AL in 1930.

John David Looney (6 Jun 1847 - 23 Aug 1930)

John was living near Morgan, Bosque County, TX in 1930. [Nancy Owen Baker]

Henry Hall Looney (c. 1850 - 1924)

In the 1850 Census young Henry was enumerated in the household of [uncle] James F. Bailey, next door to [grandmother] Sarah F. Bailey.  [p. 442]

 


 

Sarah Bailey and 1) Jesse Frank Abernathy 2) David Blackburn

 

6 Oct 1812: David Blackburn was born in Tennessee, the son of John W. Blackburn (2 Apr 1775 - 14 Feb 1854), who was enumerated next to the family in the 1850 Census.

c. 1816: Sarah Bailey was born in Madison County, AL.

5 Dec 1832: Sarah married Jesse Frank Abernathy.

15 Sep 1836: Jesse  Abernathy, age 24, died at the home of [Sarah's father] James Bailey in Madison County.  He was described as "formerly a resident of Giles County, TN, but for last two years and nine months a resident of Limestone, AL".  He was buried in Bailey Cemetery south of Old Mill Road.  [Johnson, Cemeteries of Madison County, Alabama, p.232; Gandrud, Alabama Records, v. 6, p. 93, from the Huntsville Democrat, 4 Oct 1836; Smith, p. 29]   There was a prominent Abernathy family in Giles County, but to my knowledge, no one has ever been able to connect Jesse to them.

3 Jan 1839: Widow Sarah married David Blackburn in Madison County. 

1840 Census, Madison County, AL: David Blackburn was enumerated with 2 males under 5, 1 10-15, 1 20-30; 1 female under 5, 1 20-30; 2 slaves; 3 persons in agriculture.

4 Feb 1844: David filed accounts as the guardian of Jesse F. and Sarah C. Abernathy.  [Alabama Records, v. 223, p. 19, from Orphan's Court Minute Book]

31 Jul 1846: He made his annual settlement as guardian of Jesse F. and Sarah C. Abernathy. [Alabama Records, v. 223, p. 11, from Orphan's Court Minute Book, p. 348]

12 Oct 1847: David Blackburn, Porter Bibb, James L. Lewis, and John (x) Pike witnessed the will of Henry (x) Moore in Madison County.  [Probate File #1411]

5 Nov 1850 Census, Madison County, AL: Farmer David Blackburn 40, born TN, with real property valued at $3,500; Sarah 34, born AL; S. Catherine Abernathy 15, born AL; Jesse F. Abernathy 13; John H. Blackburn 10; Mary Jane 8; Elizabeth A. 4; Margaret 1.  They were enumerated next to  John W. Blackburn 75, born PA.  [p. 439]

19 Jun 1860 Census, Madison County, AL (Northwestern Division, Madison Station P.O.): Farmer David Blackburn 50, born TN, with real and personal property valued at $11,200 and $1_,221; Sarah 45, born AL; Bettie 15; Margaret 11; William 5; student James Looney 15, born AL; John Looney 12, born AL; Henry Looney 10, born AL; Benjamin Tribble 27, empolyed as "manager on farm", born AL.  [p. 25]  The Looney brothers were the sons of Martha Bailey Looney.

David was described as "a man of large means . . . a Mason".  [Alabama Records, v. 145, p. 96]

David died in 1861.

27 Jul 1870 Census, Madison County, AL (Township 4 Range 2 West, Madison P.O.): Farmer Sarah Blackburn 54, born AL, with real and personal property worth $5,000 and $5,000; William 15, born AL; Anthony Maxwell 5, born AR; Josephine Parsons 10, born AL.  [p.17/171]  Anthony Maxwell must have been the son of Elizabeth Blackburn Maxwell, but who was Josephine Parsons?

Sarah died in 1871.  Neither Sarah nor David are listed among the tombstone in Bailey Cemetery.

 

Children of Sarah Bailey and Jesse Frank Abernathy:

 

Sarah Catherine ("Kate") Abernathy (1834 - 1880; m. James E. Hughes 5 Jan 1857)

Both are buried in Bailey Cemetery, where James' tombstone bears the name "E. J. Hughes".

Jesse Frank Abernathy (12 Oct 1836 - 28 Apr 1917; m. 1st Mary J. Benham 19 Dec 1860, m. 2nd Annie Cleopatra Cartwright 12 Dec 1865)

First wife Mary was the daughter of James A. M. and Sarah Gewin Benham.

3 Jun 1880 Census, Madison County, AL:  Farmer Jesse F. Abernathy 43, AL TN AL; Annie C. 40, AL AL AL; Aubrey B. 12; Ora L. 10.  [p. 10/114]

 

Children of Sarah Bailey and David Blackburn:

 

John H. Blackburn (4 Oct 1839 -     )

John was a physician who lived in Washington County, TX.

Mary Jane Blackburn (1842 -     )

William Blackburn

Elizabeth ("Bettie") A. Blackburn (1844 -     ; m. David Maxwell 21 Dec 1861)

Eliza Blackburn (2 Dec 1845 - 3 Dec 1846)

James Blackburn (17 Sep 1847 - 17 Sep 1850)

Margaret E. ("Maggie") Blackburn (19 Sep 1849 - 19 May 1891, Marshall Co, MS; m. Jesse A. Stevenson)

Helen Blackburn (16 Oct 1851 - 12 Aug 1852)

David L. Blackburn (13 May 1853 - 25 Aug 1854)

 

Children Eliza, James, and David are all buried in Bailey Cemetery.

 


 

James F. Bailey & Cornelia Bibb

 

1818: Cornelia Bibb, daughter of James and Sally Alford Bibb, was born in AL.

15 Aug 1818: James F. Bailey was born in Madison County, AL.

James and Cornelia were married on 30 Jul 1839.

1840 Census, Madison County, AL: James was listed with 1 male under 5, 1 20-30; 1 female 20-30.

14 Oct 1844: James Bailey was appointed appraiser of the estate of William Minor in Madison County, AL.  [Gandrud, Alabama Records, v. 48, p. 76, from Book 10, p.130]

6 May 1849: As Justice of the Peace, he performed the marriage of Robert Majors and Caroline Webster in Madison County.  [Alabama Records, v. 48, p. 20, from Book A4, p. 300]

11 Nov 1850 Census, Madison County, AL (36th District): Farmer James F. Bailey 32, born AL; Cornelia M. age 31; James P. age 10; Sarah E. age 8; Cornelia Ann age 3; Mary 2; Henry Looney age 1.  They were enumerated next to [James' mother] mother Sarah F. Bailey.  [p. 442]  Henry was the son of James' deceased sister, Martha Bailey Looney.

26 Oct 1857: He was granted letters of administration on his mother Sarah's estate, although the later administrator seems to have been [brother-in-law] Reuben Crutcher.  As James may have resided in Noxubee County, AL in 1858, perhaps his move was the reason for the change.  [Alabama Records, v. 137, p. 14-15, from Probate Record 21, p. 57; Probate Minute Book 5, p. 208, 359; Probate Record 22, p. 164]

6 Jan 1858: The probate proceedings for Sarah Johnston Bailey twice identified "son" James F. Bailey, "heir at law", as a resident of Marshall County, AL.  [Alabama Records, v. 137, p. 15, from Probate Minutes 5, p. 359 and Probate Record 22, p. 164]

8 Jun 1860 Census, Marshall County, AL (Western Division): Farmer James M. Bailey 41, born AL, with real and personal property valued at $1,600 and $13,300; Cornelia 41, born AL; James P. 20; Sarah E. 17; Cornelia Ann 12; Mary 11; Hariett L. 8; John W. 4; Laura L. 4/12.  [p. 17/929]

20 Jul 1870 Census, Marshall County, AL (Township 9 Range 2 East, Red Hill P.O.): Farmer James F. Bailey 51, born AL, with real and personal property worth $1,000 and $1,028; Cornelia 51, born AL; Mollie 21; Hattie 18; John B. 14; Laura L. 10; Jane H. 8; William P. 6.  [p.4]  The official enumeration date for the 1870 Census was June 1.  All entries were to be made based on the household on that date.  Although several sources list a death date of 7 Feb 1770 for James F. Bailey, he was obviously enumerated on June 1, 1870.  Was the death year actually 1880 or had the census been taken as early as the first six weeks of the year?

22 Jun 1880, Marshall County, AL (Fractional Township 9 Range 2 East, Beat 15): Cornealia Bailey 61, AL VA VA; farmer John B. 24, AL AL AL; Laura L. 20; Jennie 18; William 16.  [p. 21/204] 

12 Jun 1900 Census, Colbert County, AL: Farmer John Bailey 49, born May 1851, AL AL AL, married 18 years; Susan 49, born Mar 1851, TN TN TN; Cornelia 80, AL AL AL.  [ED18, Sheet 6B]  But was this actually our Cornelia Bibb Bailey in the household of son John, a son who always before had a birth year c. 1856?

 

Children of James and Cornelia Bibb Bailey:

 

James P. Bailey c. 1840 -     )

Sarah E. Bailey (c. 1842 -     )

Cornelia Ann Bailey (1 Sep 1847 - 22 Feb 1916; m. Solomon Jefferson Faris 21 Nov 1867)

22 Jul 1870 Census, Marshall County, AL (Township 2 Range 2 West): Farmer Solomon J. Faris 25, born AL, with personal property worth $322; Cornelia A. age 22, born AL.  [p. 6]

4 Jun 1880 Census, Navarro County, TX: Farmer Solomon J. Faris, 33, AL TN TN; Cornelia 32, AL AL AL; Newton F. 9; Sallie K. 7; James C. 5.  All three children were born in AL.  [p. 8]

12 Jun 1900 Census, Fort Worth, Tarrant County, TX (Precinct 1): Depot Master Sullivan Faris, 52, born Jun 1847, AL TN TN, married 33 years; Cornelia 52, born Sep 1847, AL AL AL; mother of 8 children 6 living; James 26, born Mar 1874, AL AL AL, employed as a grocery clerk; Sam 17, born May 1883, TX AL AL; Bert 14, born Jan 1886, TX AL AL, also employed as a grocery clerk; niece Amia Hines 14, born Dec 1886, AL AL AL.  [ED 107, Sheet 12B]  Amia was presumably the daughter of Harriet Bailey Hines.

Both Cornelia and Solomon are buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Fort Worth, TX.

Mary ("Mollie") Bailey (c. 1848 -     )

Harriet ("Hattie") Bailey (c. 1852 - 20 Sep 1894; m. John B. Hines 13 Oct 1875)

6 Jun 1900 Census, Madison County, AL (Collier Beat #4)  Farmer John B. Hines 50, born Feb 1850, AL AL AL, was listed next to the household of farmer James W. Hinds 23.  John was a widower.  [ED 105, Sheet 2B]  That year, Amia [perhaps Annie] Hines, age 14, born Dec 1886, was enumerated in the home of her uncle and aunt, Solomon and  Cornelia Bailey Hines in Fort Worth, TX.  Was Amia's age given incorrectly, or is Hattie's death date wrong? 

John Bailey (c.1856 -     )

12 Jun 1900 Census, Colbert County, AL: Farmer John Bailey 49, born May 1851, AL AL AL, married 18 years; Susan 49, born Mar 1851, TN TN TN; Cornelia 80, AL AL AL.  [ED18, Sheet 6B]  But was this actually our Cornelia Bibb Bailey in the household of son John, a son who always before had a birth year c. 1856?

Laura L. Bailey (1860 -     )

Jane ("Jennie") H. Bailey (c. 1862 -     )

William P. Bailey (1866 -     )

 

 

 

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