William Pinkney Bailey III

29 December 1827–4 April 1891 (Age 63)
Anderson, South Carolina, United States

The Life of William Pinkney

When William Pinkney Bailey III was born on 29 December 1827, in Anderson, South Carolina, United States, his father, William Pinkney Bailey II, was 31 and his mother, Milly Ann Christman, was 27. He married Eliza Jane Timmons in 1845, in Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Murray, Georgia, United States in 1850 and Cleburne, Alabama, United States in 1870. He died on 4 April 1891, in DeKalb, Alabama, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Black Oak Cemetery, Grove Oak, DeKalb, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Pinkney Bailey III
Eliza Jane Timmons
Marriage: 1845
Mary Elizabeth Bailey
Franklin Y Bailey
William Robert Bailey
James Monroe Bailey
Allen King Bailey
Julia Ann Bailey

Spouse and Children

Georgia, United States


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    William Pinkney Bailey II


    Milly Ann Christman




    Susan Bailey



    Allen Bailey


    Madison Bailey


    Samuel A. Bailey


+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1829 · Fort Sumter Constructed

Age 2

In 1829 Fort Sumter is constructed in the Charleston Harbor, South Carolina. Fort Sumter is most known for being the site of the first shots of the Civil War. It is barely ready when the American Civil War starts.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 3

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Age 19

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

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)

  • William Baily, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Wm P Bailey, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William Bailey, "United States Census, 1850"

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