Francis Marion Bailey

5 March 1842–9 March 1918 (Age 76)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of Francis Marion

When Francis Marion Bailey was born on 5 March 1842, in Tennessee, United States, his father, Reuben Bailey, was 54 and his mother, Rachel Crowder, was 24. He married Manerva L Parrish on 7 January 1866, in Jackson, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Civil District 8, Jackson, Tennessee, United States in 1880. He died on 9 March 1918, in Jackson, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Jackson, Tennessee, United States.

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Francis Marion Bailey
Manerva L Parrish
Marriage: 7 January 1866
Newton Henry Bailey
Julia Louella Bailey
Sarah Belle Bailey
Mounce Parrish Bailey
William Lafayette Bailey
Amanda Rachel Bailey
Rufus F Bailey
Sarah Manerva Bailey

Spouse and Children

7 January 1866
Jackson, Tennessee, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 4

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

Age 4

Tennessee was known as the Volunteer State because during the Mexican War the government asked Tennessee for 3,000 volunteer soldiers and 30,000 joined.
1862 · Battle of Shiloh

Age 20

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.

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)

  • Franklin Baley in household of Rubin Baley, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Frank Bailey, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Frank Baley, "United States Census, 1880"

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