When Joshua Bailey was born on 26 October 1800, in Meredith, Delaware, New York, United States, his father, Joshua Bailey, was 37 and his mother, Ruth Sears, was 35. He married Almira Miller on 10 December 1818. He lived in Watervliet, Albany, New York, United States for about 5 years. He died on 21 January 1875, in Waterford, Saratoga, New York, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Albany Rural Cemetery, Albany, New York, 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.
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