Atlas B. Bailey

6 November 1901–24 May 1985 (Age 83)
Nash, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Atlas B.

When Atlas B. Bailey was born on 6 November 1901, in Nash, North Carolina, United States, his father, King Bailey, was 25 and his mother, Celia Brantley, was 26. He married Libby Reese on 18 July 1923, in Wilson, North Carolina, United States. He lived in Old Fields Township, Wilson, North Carolina, United States in 1940. He died on 24 May 1985, in Wilson, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Bailey Cemetery, Bailey, Nash, North Carolina, United States.

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Atlas B. Bailey
Annie Lee Finn
Marriage: 3 December 1933
Lettie May Bailey
Jermey Bailey
Robert Lee Bailey
Peggy Ruth Bailey

Spouse and Children

3 December 1933
Wilson, North Carolina, United States


    Lettie May Bailey


    Jermey Bailey



    Peggy Ruth Bailey


Parents and Siblings

    King Bailey


    Celia Brantley




World Events (8)

1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 1

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.
1918 · Fort Bragg Established

Age 17

Named after Confederate General Braxton Bragg, Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, North Carolina was established on September 4, 1918. It was used as one of three training camps used during WWI.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 22

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

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 (3)

  • Atlas Bailey, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Atlas Bailey in household of King Bailey, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Atlas Bailey, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "

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