John Bailey

7 April 1804–7 November 1856 (Age 52)
Leigh, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of John

When John Bailey was born on 7 April 1804, in Leigh, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Bailey, was 43 and his mother, Elizabeth Rottin, was 38. He married Mary Caufield Rice on 5 May 1829, in Leigh, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He immigrated to Utah, United States in 1856 and lived in Weare, Somerset, England, United Kingdom in 1841 and Great Malvern, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom in 1851. He died on 7 November 1856, in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 52, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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John Bailey
Mary Caufield Rice
Marriage: 5 May 1829
James Bailey
Mary Ann Bailey
John Bailey
Thomas Bailey
Mary Elizabeth Bailey
Rose H Bailey

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  • Marriage
    5 May 1829Leigh, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom
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    World Events (8)

    Age 4
    Atlantic slave trade abolished.
    Age 11
    The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 15
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    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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    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 (20)

    • John Bailey in household of Elizabeth Coucher, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
    • John Bailey, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • John Bailey, "England and Wales Census, 1841"

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