Letitia Bailees

18 April 1736–27 February 1781 (Age 44)
Morristown, Middlesex, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Letitia

When Letitia Bailees was born on 18 April 1736, in Morristown, Middlesex, New Jersey, United States, her father, Benjamin Bayles, was 37 and her mother, Letitia Creed, was 33. She married William Aikman on 8 December 1756, in Morristown, Morris, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 27 February 1781, in Morristown, Morris, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 44.

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Family Time Line

William Aikman
1718–1774
Letitia Bailees
1736–1781
Marriage: 8 December 1756
William Aikman
1745–1790
Ann Jane Akeman
1758–1823
Hannah Aikman
1760–1855
Rebecca Aikman
1770–1861
Benjamin Bayles Aikman
1773–1797

Spouse and Children

    William Aikman

    Male1718–1774Male

    Female1736–1781Female

MARRIAGE
8 December 1756
Morristown, Morris, New Jersey, United States
children

(5)

    Male1745–1790Male

    Female1758–1823Female

    Hannah Aikman

    Female1760–1855Female

    Rebecca Aikman

    Female1770–1861Female

    Benjamin Bayles Aikman

    Male1773–1797Male

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(11)

    Female1723–1753Female

    Female1730–1824Female

    Sarah Bailey

    Female1732–1763Female

    Female1733–1760Female

    William Bailey

    Male1734–1782Male

+6 More Children

World Events (2)

1775

Age 39

During the six-year Revolutionary war, more of the fights took place in New Jersey than any other colony. Over 296 engagements between opposing forces were recorded. One of the largest conflicts of the entire war took place between Morristown and Middlebrook, referred to as the "Ten Crucial Days" and remembered by the famous phrase "the times that try men's souls". The revolution won some of their most desperately needed victories during this time.
1776

Age 40

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

Name Meaning

English:1. variant of Bayliss . 2. from the genitive case of Middle English bail(e) ‘bailey’, ‘outer wall of a castle’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived beside a castle. Compare Bail and Bailey .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (2)

  • Letitia Bayles, "New York, Births and Christenings, 1640-1962"
  • Letitia Bailees, "New Jersey, Marriages, 1678-1985"

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