Bethena Bailey

Female1785–about 1868

Brief Life History of Bethena

When Bethena Bailey was born in 1785, in Duplin, North Carolina, United States, her father, Abraham Bailey, was 26 and her mother, Charity Dawson, was 23. She married Jesse Moran on 15 September 1808, in Baldwin, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Tallapoosa City, Tallapoosa, Alabama, United States in 1850. She died about 1868, in Tallapoosa, Alabama, United States, at the age of 84.

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Family Time Line

Jesse Moran
Bethena Bailey
Marriage: 15 September 1808
Mary Martha Moran
about 1809–1880
William James Moran
Washington B Moran
Lucinda Moran
Mary Ann Louisa Moran
Columbus Moran
James Madison Moran
Charity P. Moran
Samuel J. Moran
Private Seaborn Green Moran
Rebecca Moran
John Milner Moran
Joshua C Moran

Sources (3)

  • Bethena Moran in household of Jessie Moran, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Theny Baily, "Georgia Marriages, 1808-1967"
  • Bethena Moran, "United States Census, 1860"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 September 1808Baldwin, Georgia, United States
  • Children (13)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (2)

    World Events (8)

    1786 · Shays' Rebellion

    Age 1

    Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

    1789 · Becomes 12th State

    Age 4

    On November 21, 1789, North Carolina became the 12th state in the Union.


    Age 23

    Atlantic slave trade abolished.

    Name Meaning

    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.

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

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