Barker Bailey

22 January 1801–15 December 1872 (Age 71)
Hanover, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Barker

When Barker Bailey was born on 22 January 1801, in Hanover, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Charles Clark Bailey, was 32 and his mother, Chloe Mann, was 30. He married Alice Ayers on 20 February 1825, in Hanover, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 15 December 1872, in Charlestown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 71.

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Barker Bailey
Alice Ayers
Marriage: 20 February 1825
Charles Bailey
Alice B. Bailey
Charles Bailey
Ellen Jane Bailey
Andrew J. Bailey
John B. Viall

Spouse and Children


    Alice Ayers


20 February 1825
Hanover, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States


    Charles Bailey


    Alice B. Bailey


    Charles Bailey


    Ellen Jane Bailey


    Andrew J. Bailey


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings



+5 More Children

World Events (7)


Age 2

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1803 · The U.S doubles in size

Age 2

The United States purchased all the Louisiana territory (828,000 sq. mi) from France, only paying 15 million dollars (A quarter trillion today) for the land. In the purchase, the US obtained the land that makes up 15 US states and 2 Canadian Provinces. The United States originally wanted to purchase of New Orleans and the lands located on the coast around it, but quickly accepted the bargain that Napoleon Bonaparte offered.
1820 · Making States Equal

Age 19

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

Name Meaning

English:1. status name for a steward or official, Middle English bail(l)i (Old French baillis, from Late Latin baiulivus, an adjectival derivative of baiulus ‘attendant’, ‘carrier’ ‘porter’). 2. topographic name for someone who lived by the outer wall of a castle, Middle English bail(l)y, baile ‘outer courtyard of a castle’, from Old French bail(le) ‘enclosure’, a derivative of bailer ‘to enclose’, a word of unknown origin. This term became a place name in its own right, denoting a district beside a fortification or wall, as in the case of the Old Bailey in London, which formed part of the early medieval outer wall of the city. 3. habitational name from Bailey in Lancashire, named with Old English beg ‘berry’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’. 4. Anglicized form of French Bailly .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Barker Bailey, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Barker Bailey in entry for Alice B. Bailey Viall, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"
  • Barker Bailey in entry for John Viall and Alice B. Bailey, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"

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