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.
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.