Serena East

6 May 1824–6 November 1886 (Age 62)
Lawrence, Mississippi, United States

The Life of Serena

When Serena East was born on 6 May 1824, in Lawrence, Mississippi, United States, her father, Isaac East, was 27 and her mother, Margaret 'Peggy' Smith, was 24. She married Caleb D Bailey on 24 June 1844, in Copiah, Mississippi, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Meadville, Franklin, Mississippi, United States in 1870 and Wesson, Copiah, Mississippi, United States in 1880. She died on 6 November 1886, in Copiah, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Wesson Cemetery, Wesson, Copiah, Mississippi, United States.

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Caleb D Bailey
Serena East
Marriage: 24 June 1844
Margaret Ann Bailey
Albert Irving Bailey
Isaac James Bailey
Caleb Judson Bailey
Florence Bailey
Thaddeus Bailey
Prudene Bailey
Emma R Bailey
Thomas (Tupper) Alexander Bailey
M Belle Bailey
Albert C Bailey
Glory Bailey

Spouse and Children

    Caleb D Bailey



24 June 1844
Copiah, Mississippi, United States


    Margaret Ann Bailey


    Isaac James Bailey


    Caleb Judson Bailey


    Florence Bailey


    Thaddeus Bailey


+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+3 More Children

World Events (7)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 1

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 6

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 22

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

Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived in the eastern part of a town or settlement, or outside it to the east, or a regional name for someone who had migrated from the east of a place. As an American family name, this surname has absorbed various other European names with similar meaning.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Serena Bailey in household of C D Bailey, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Sirecca Bailey in household of C D Bailey, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Sarena Bailey in household of Calip Bailey, "United States Census, 1880"

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