Mary Elizabeth Bailey

29 December 1838–12 May 1876 (Age 37)
Leigh, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Mary Elizabeth

When Mary Elizabeth Bailey was born on 29 December 1838, in Leigh, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Bailey, was 34 and her mother, Mary Caufield Rice, was 33. She married Thomas Steed III on 27 March 1857, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Great Malvern, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom in 1851 and Utah, United States in 1870. She died on 12 May 1876, in Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States, at the age of 37, and was buried in Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Steed III
Mary Elizabeth Bailey
Marriage: 27 March 1857
James John Steed

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 March 1857Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 5
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    Age 10
    Historical Boundaries: 1848: Mexican Cession, United States 1850: Utah Territory, United States 1851: Davis, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Davis, Utah, United States
    Age 12
    Named after the early pioneer leader Daniel C. Davis the County was established as a territory in 1850.The territorial legislature created Davis County in 1852 and designated its County seat at Farmington-midway between boundaries-the Weber River on the north and the mouth of the Jordan River on the south. Westward the County includes a portion of the Great Salt Lake-its largest island on which Antelope Island State Park is now located.During first half-century Davis County grew slowly.It supported a hardy pioneer people engaged in irrigation agriculture and raising livestock.The Utah Central Railroad(now the Union Pacific crossed the County from Ogden on the north to Salt Lake City on the south in 1870 and offered welcome transportation links to bring manufactured products.This was the beginning of a transition in the County's history that led to mechanized agriculture, a surge of commerce, banking, and local business along with improved roads, new water systems, and the electrification of homes and business

    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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    Story Highlight

    Willie and Martin Handcart Company Rescue

    Willie and Martin Handcart Company Rescue –From The Life of Thomas Steed, from his own diary 1826-1910 the latter part of October, 1856, with a number of others, I started on the road to meet the h …

    Sources (12)

    • Elizabeth Bailey in household of Elizabeth Coucher, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
    • Mary E Bailey in entry for James J Steed and Jane Bartlett, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • Mary Bailey in entry for James John Steed, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

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