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  • ID: I7405
  • Name: Jeremiah Bailey
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT 1709 in Newport, Rhode Island 1
  • Death: ABT 1779 in Granville Co, NC 1
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    • Note: Photo: Bailey's Ferry Landing on the Yadkin River.
    • ANCI: DNA Testing for Descendants of Jeremiah Bailey 20 APR 2005
    • Note:
      If you are a male BAILEY and would like to participate in the BAILEY DNA project,
      please contact:
      Bill Bailey,
      20122 Standish Road,
      San Antonio, Texas, 78258-3007
      phone 210-497-3689
    • Note:
      [Editor's note: The following Timeline for Jeremiah Bailey compiled by Larry O. Bailey.]

      Jeremiah Bailey Sr. arrived in Rowan County NC some time before September 1753.
      Jeremiah Bailey was born about 1709 in Newport Rhode Island.
      Jeremiah’s mother Elizabeth (Rogers) Bailey probably named Jeremiah
      after her brother Jeremiah Rogers.

      1725: Joseph Hull Jr. and Susanna his wife, to James Halls, 27A bounded: land in possession
      of Wm Bently, land in possession of Jeremiah Boss, ye sd Joseph Hull, John Tift, Jan. 27, 1724/5.
      Witnesses: Anne Rogers, Rebeckah Rogers, George Babcock Jr., Jeremiah Bailey. [Westerly
      Rhode Island Deeds Vol 4 Page 103 FHL film #940,233]

      Note: Jeremiah’s father Samuel Bailey also witnesses a 1719 deed for Joseph and Susanna Hull.
      Samuel Bailey's family was the only Bailey's living in Westerly during this time period. Jeremiah’s
      first cousins Anne and Rebeckah Rogers witnesses on the above Deed were sisters of Peleg and
      Job Rogers.

      1734/5: Jeremiah Bailey’s first cousins Peleg and Job Rogers sold their land in Westerly Rhode Island
      and moved to Bertie County NC. At this time I have no documents but I believe Jeremiah Bailey Sr. left
      Westerly Rhode Island and came with his first cousins to North Carolina.

      1737: Became an freeman in the town of Exeter RI.
      Appears he left RI to NC between 1743 and 1749.

      Note: Some time before September 1750 Jeremiah Bailey Sr. moved his family from Goshen Swamp
      NC to the forks of the Yadkin River in Anson County NC. This part of Anson County became Rowan County NC in 1753.

      1750: Robert Jones 29 September 1750 280 acres in New Hanover County on the N side of Goshen
      Swamp-being the Land that Jerry Bailey built a cabbin on. [Colony of North Carolina 1735 - 1764, Abstracts
      of Land Patents Volume One by Margaret M. Hofmann, page 250]

      Note: Research suggests Jeremiah Bailey Sr. was squatting on the Land on Goshen Swamp. Also living
      on the North side of Goshen Swamp was a John Rogers. Peleg Rogers died in New Hanover County NC
      and had a son named John.

      1753 Sept. Jeremiah Bailey petitioned this Court for a license to keep ferry over the Yadkin River and
      at the Plantation where he now lives. Granted security proposed John Whisides and John Dunn.

      1753 Sept. Jeremiah Bailey petitioned this court for a license to keep public house at the plantation
      where he now lives. Granted security proposed John Whisides and John Dunn.

      1754 March 22, Peter Aron (appellant) vs. Jeremiah Bailey (appealer) the consideration of the court was that the
      appellant shall have a new trial this next court the verdict of this Jury not being agreeable. (Peter Aaron also
      had a license to keep a Public House)
      [The information above came from "Of the Court of Pleas & Quarterly Sessions Rowan County, NC 1753-1762" pages 9, 11, and 22.]

      1758 25 May – Witness: John Henry and Jeremiah Bailey called for evidence in William Linn vs. William Harrison.
      (Rowan County Superior Minutes 1:39) page 119 The Frontier Hendricks Vol 1, by John Scott Davenport.

      1759 Jeremiah Bailey and the famous Daniel Boone were listed on the Rowan County Militia List. In 1753 Rowan
      county was about as far west one could go in NC. The Rowan County Militia during this time period was fighting
      Indians in the FRENCH and INDIAN WAR.

      1761 4 April, James Carson 320 acres in Rowan County in the Parish of St. Luke on the North Side of
      Grante Creek /s/ James Carson.
      Wits: John Frohock, Henry Mchenry examined by: John Frochock and Will Cumming, surveyed 15 February 1761
      CC: John Whitsitt, Jeremiah Baily, John Frochock Survr.
      (This is the last date that Jeremiah Bailey Sr. has been found in Rowan County NC.)
      Robert W. Ramsey, in his book "Carolina Cradle" stated that almost half of the families living in Rowan County moved east
      during the French and Indian War 1756-1761.

      1761 Some time after February 15 Jeremiah Bailey Sr. moved his family east to Granville County NC. On 5 August 1761
      Gilliam Harris sold 297 acres of land on both sides of Newlight Creek to Jeremiah Bailey for 20 pds.
      Witness: Britain Fuller John Bridges, (Granville Deed Book E page 4) This is the earliest record found of Jeremiah Bailey
      in Granville Co. N.C.

      1761 Tax list Granville Co. NC, Jeremiah Bailey and two sons (Richard & Jeremiah C.) no blacks listed.

      1761 Tax list Granville Co. NC, Jeremiah Bailey and two sons (Richard & Jeremiah C.) no blacks listed.

      1761 Deed Book E page 62 records a deed dated 24 December 1761 from Archibald Graham
      to John Mann, witnessed by Gilliam Harris, Jeremiah Bailey and Solomon Fuller.

      1767 Tax list for Granville Co. showed Jeremiah Bailey with 2 white polls (himself & Jeremiah C.)
      and Richard Bailey with 1 white poll.

      1769 Tax list for Granville Co. showed that Jeremiah Bailey with 3 white poll(himself & William &John),
      Jeremiah Jr. with 1 white poll and Richard with 1 white poll.

      1769 Granville Co. Deed Book 1 page 326 records a deed on 10 June 1769 from Jeremiah
      Bailey Sr. to Richard Bailey for 10 pds. Virgina money for 107 acres of land on both sides of
      Newlight Creek, Witness by Gilliam Harris and William Bailey.

      Note, Jeremiah Bailey Sr. paid a poll Tax in 1769; he was not listed on the 1771 Tax list
      Granville Co. Jeremiah Bailey Sr. was not listed on the 1771 Granville Co. Militia. This
      time period in NC a male stop paying poll Tax at the age of 60, also the Militia requirement
      was 16-60. With this information Jeremiah Bailey Sr. was born about 1710.

      1775 Granville Co. Deed Book L page 210 dated 12 September 1775 records the sale of 150
      acres of land on both sides of Newlight Creek to William Bailey by Jeremiah Bailey Sr. for
      20 pd. Proclamation money.
      Witnessed by:
      William Jones
      Jones Fuller

      1776 April 12, North Carolina became the first Colony to vote for independence.


      North Carolina The State Record Vol. XXII page 173
      The Independent government thereof against George, the third King of Great Britain and His
      successors and the attempts of any other person, Prince, Power, State, or Potentate
      who by secret arts, treasons, Conspiracies or by open force shall attempt to subvert the
      same and will in every Respect conduct myself as a peaceful, orderly subject and that I
      will disclose and make known to the Governor, some members of the Council of State or
      some Justice of the superior Courts or the Peace all treasons Conspiracies and attempts
      Committed or Intended Against the State which shall come to my knowledge.

      Oath of Allegiance of the State of North Carolina and for the County of Granville and the
      District of Beaver Dam taken by the Subscribers and administered,

      by Thos. Banks. To-witt:

      Jeremiah (his X mark) Bailey Sr.

      Note; between 1778 and 1779 no more reference Jeremiah Bailey Sr. and Jr.

      1781 Lord Cornwallis' finally surrendered at Yorktown on October 19, 1781

      Father: Samuel Bailey b: ABT 1665 in Newport, Rhode Island
      Mother: Elizabeth Rogers b: ABT 1667 in Newport, Rhode Island

      Marriage 1 Spouse Unknown
        1. Has Children Richard Bailey b: ABT 1740
        2. Has Children Jeremiah C. Bailey b: ABT 1745
        3. Has Children William Bailey b: ABT 1751
        4. Has Children John Bailey b: ABT 1753

        1. Abbrev: Bailey, Larry, Council, ID. , contributor with
          Bailey, Larry loblob@, Council, ID. , contributor with research assistance from Genealogist Cindy J. (Thompson) Mize.