Elisha Bailey

February 1801–August 1840 (Age 39)
Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary of Elisha

When Elisha Bailey was born in February 1801, in Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Caleb Bailey Jr, was 32 and his mother, Deborah Vinal, was 27. He married Elizabeth Vaughan about 1818, in Rutland, Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He died in August 1840, in Butler Township, Branch, Michigan, United States, at the age of 39, and was buried in Butler Township, Branch, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Elisha Bailey
1801–about 1840
Elizabeth Vaughan
Marriage: about 1818
Elizabeth Augusta Bailey
Jeremiah E. Bailey
about 1840–1863
Eliza Mary Bailey
Mercy A. Bailey
Mary C. Bailey
Samuel Vaughn Bailey
Janette Bailey
Oliver James Bailey
George H Bailey

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1818Rutland, Vermont, United States
  • Children


    +4 More Children

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    +9 More Children

    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
    Age 4
    The Territory of Michigan was organized as an incorporated territory of the United States on June 30, 1805, with Detroit as the territorial capital.
    Age 11
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

    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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    Sources (9)

    • S. Bailey in entry for Wm. S. June and Mary C. Cramer, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"
    • Elijah Bailey in entry for Samuel Vaughn Bailey, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"
    • Caleb Baily in entry for Elisha Baily, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

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