When Elias Thomas Bailey was born in May 1862, in Raleigh, West Virginia, United States, his father, William Henderson Bailey, was 24 and his mother, Aley Ann Teel, was 35. He married Anna Laura Godbey on 25 December 1882, in Raleigh, Raleigh, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Town District, Raleigh, West Virginia, United States in 1880 and Prosperity, Raleigh, West Virginia, United States in 1910. He died in 1915, in Spencer State Hospital, Spencer, Roane, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 53, and was buried in Beckley, Raleigh, West Virginia, United States.
English: status name for a steward or official, from Middle English bailli ‘manager, administrator’ (Old French baillis, from Late Latin baiulivus, an adjectival derivative of baiulus ‘attendant, carrier, porter’).
English: habitational name from Bailey in Little Mitton, Lancashire, named with Old English beg ‘berry’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.
English: occasionally a topographic name for someone who lived by the outer wall of a castle, from Middle English (Old French) bailli ‘outer courtyard of a castle’ (Old French bail(le) ‘enclosure’, a derivative of bailer ‘to enclose’). This term became a placename 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.