William Bayliss

17 February 1827–13 April 1860 (Age 33)
Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William

William Bayliss was born on 17 February 1827, in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom as the son of Henry Baylis. He married Hannah Westwood on 20 May 1849, in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He lived in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States in 1850. He died on 13 April 1860, in Monona, Iowa, United States, at the age of 33, and was buried in Smithland, Woodbury, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Bayliss
Hannah Westwood
Marriage: 20 May 1849
Annie Elizabeth Bayliss
William David Bayliss
Susannah Bayliss
Mercy Ellen Bayliss
Mary Bayliss

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 May 1849St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1829 · Missouri State Library
    Age 2
    The first Missouri State Library was established by law on January 22, 1829. This law was created due to the large amount of public documents which had been collected in the office of Missouri's secretary of state. The library included documentation of the actions of the Missouri senate and house. The documents were cataloged and made available to the public. The public had access to any of the books in the library from sunup to sundown on any day except Sunday.
    Age 3
    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
    1838 · Lord Reveals the Name of His Chruch
    Age 11
    On April 26, 1838, The Lord reveals that the name of His Church should be The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This revelation was given to the Prophet Joseph Smith, Jr. in Far West, Missouri.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Bailiff , with excrescent -s, an occupational name for an officer of a court of justice, whose duties included serving writs, distraining goods, and (formerly) arresting people. In England it was formerly a status name for the chief officer of a hundred (administrative subdivision of a county). The derivation is from Middle English, Old French bailis, from Late Latin baiulivus (adjective), ‘pertaining to an attendant or porter’ (see Bailey ).History: Thomas Baylies, a prominent Quaker, came to Boston from London in 1737.

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

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    Sources (8)

    • Wm Balis, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Wm Bayless, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
    • Wm Balis, "United States Census, 1850"

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