Mercena Elizabeth Galloway

6 November 1824–8 September 1899 (Age 74)
Lincoln, Missouri, United States

The Life of Mercena Elizabeth

When Mercena Elizabeth Galloway was born on 6 November 1824, in Lincoln, Missouri, United States, her father, James Bailey Galloway Jr, was 30 and her mother, Ursula Ann Lewis, was 21. She married George Wick Bailey on 28 January 1847, in Pike, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Pittsfield Township, Pike, Illinois, United States in 1870 and Rountree Township, Montgomery, Illinois, United States in 1880. She died on 8 September 1899, in Eureka, Greenwood, Kansas, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Eureka, Greenwood, Kansas, United States.

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George Wick Bailey
Mercena Elizabeth Galloway
Marriage: 28 January 1847
Nancy Emaline Bailey
Mary Bailey
Ursula Frances Bailey
William Edward Winfield Bailey
John Benson Bailey

Spouse and Children

28 January 1847
Pike, Missouri, United States


    Nancy Emaline Bailey


    Mary Bailey



    William Edward Winfield Bailey


    John Benson Bailey


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World Events (8)

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.
1829 · Missouri State Library

Age 5

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 22

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

Name Meaning

Scottish: regional name from Galloway in southwestern Scotland, named as ‘place of the foreign Gaels’, from Gaelic gall ‘foreigner’ + Gaidheal ‘Gael’. From the 8th century or before it was a province of Anglian Northumbria. In the 9th century it was settled by mixed Gaelic-Norse inhabitants from the Hebrides and Isle of Man.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mariana E Bailey in household of Geo W K Bailey, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Meroena E Bailey in household of George W K Bailey, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Me*Sena E Galloway, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

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