Mercer Silas Bailey

Brief Life History of Mercer Silas

When Mercer Silas Bailey was born on 9 November 1841, in Laurens, South Carolina, United States, his father, Silas Mercer Bailey, was 36 and his mother, Margaret Beasley, was 31. He married Rosanna Lydia Abrams on 20 November 1860, in Clinton, Laurens, South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in South Carolina, United States in 1870 and Hunter Township, Laurens, South Carolina, United States in 1900. He died on 19 February 1926, in Clinton, Laurens, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Clinton, Laurens, South Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Mercer Silas Bailey
1841–1926
Rosanna Lydia Abrams
1841–1898
Marriage: 20 November 1860
Joseph Abrams Bailey
1861–1938
Putsy Silas Bailey
1863–1922
William James Bailey
1865–1948
Bailey
1868–1868
Bailey
1869–1869
Toccoa Precious Bailey
1872–1948
Emma Floride Bailey
1874–1963
Connie M Bailey
1875–
Cassius Mercer Bailey
1876–1935
Mary Ellen Bailey
1879–1949

Sources (24)

  • Mes S Bailey, "United States Census, 1880"
  • M. S. Bailey, "South Carolina Deaths, 1915-1965"
  • Mercer S Bailey, "Virginia, Vital Records, 1715-1901"

World Events (8)

1846

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

1860

In 1860, South Carolina quit the United States because its citizens were in favor of slavery and President Lincoln was not. The Civil War started a year later.

1865

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

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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