John Bailey

1841–
Linn, Missouri, United States

The Life of John

When John Bailey was born in 1841, in Linn, Missouri, United States, his father, Samuel Maddox Bailey, was 27 and his mother, Mahala Nickerson, was 27.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Maddox Bailey
1814–1909
Mahala Nickerson
1814–
John Bailey
1841–
Catherine Bailey
1844–1911
Mary M. Bailey
1847–
Mahala Ann Bailey
1848–

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1846

Age 5

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1860

Age 19

In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.
1872 · The First National Park

Age 31

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

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 (1)

  • John Bailey in household of Samuel Bailey, "United States Census, 1850"

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