The list below includes the names of members of the Bailey family with whom we have had significant contact, but it is not an inclusive list. There are, in fact, many that I have not personally known or heard about. If there are some who belong on this list, please let me know.
Many – but not all – on this list are linked to individual data sheets with more personal information and, when available, a photograph. Some of those pages are themselves linked to biographical statements, obituaries, news reports, documents and reflections. In a few cases they are linked to photos in the gallery. The list, therefore, provides an interactive index to the rest of this website.
For a general summary of what is known of the history and origins of the Bailey family, click here.
Bailey, Allen Ransom (1898 - 1952), son of James Levi ("Lee") Bailey and Anna House Bailey; married Kathryn Ausland Bailey; father of James Martin and Thomas Allen Bailey; lived in Cedar Falls, Hampton and Emmetsburg, Iowa, and Ann Arbor, Michigan; was a athletic coach and teacher, life insurance underwriter, and farmer.
Bailey, Anna Elizabeth House (1876 – 1948), daughter of Allen Judson House and Emma Millard House; married James Levi Bailey; mother of eight children including James Millard Bailey, Allen Ransom Bailey and Mary Emma Bailey Newton; lived in Maquoketa, Cedar Falls and Grundy Center, Iowa.
Bailey, Betty Jane Wenzel (1931 – ), daughter of Edward George Wenzel and Lillian Anna Poeter; married James Martin Bailey; mother of Kristine Elizabeth Scelfo and Susan Ruth Razzaz; lived in Irvington, Madison, Montclair and West Orange, New Jersey; St. Louis, Missouri; Evanston, Illinois; and Levittown, New York; Jerusalem and Bethlehem, Palestine; professional group worker for Girl Scouts of America; director of nursery school; ordained minister in the United Church of Christ; author of several books.
Bailey, Brada Ann McCormick (1939 - ), daughter of Sloan Peckham McCormick and Irene Elizabeth Brady McCormick; married Thomas Allen Bailey; mother of Thomas Ausland Bailey, James McCormick Bailey, Kathryn Irene Bailey; and Elizabeth Ann (Libby) Bailey; lived in San Francisco and Fresno, California and Iowa City, Iowa before settling in Salem, Oregon; has been a secondary school teacher of math and Spanish.
Bailey, David (1915 - ? ) see below at Bailey, Samuel David.
Bailey, David (1717 - 1803), son of David Bailey Sr., and Experience Putnam; married Elizabeth Dole; father of ? children including Hannah Bailey (who married Levi Bailey; lived in Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts but moved west to St. Louis, Missouri.
Bailey, David Sr., (1687 - 1740), son of Isaac Bailey and Sarah Emery Bailey; married Experience Putnam; father of X children including David Bailey Jr.; lived in Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts.
Bailey, Dolly Newton (1800 – 1848), daughter of Samuel Newton and Hannah Holt Newton; married Samuel Bailey of Bailey Mills, Vermont; mother of nine children including Ransom Bailey.
Bailey, Dorthy Jane Best (1923 - ), daughter of ? and ?; married William Murray Bailey, mother of Cynthia Bailey ?, Kathleen Bailey ?, Elizabeth Bailey ?, Kaathleen Bailey ?, Margaret Bailey?, and Barbara Bailey ?; lived in Indiana and Arkansas.
Bailey, Elizabeth Ann (Libbey) (1972 - ), daughter of Thomas Allen Bailey and Brada Ann McCormick Bailey; married Hudson Pike Henry; lived in Oregon and California before moving to Portland, Oregon, where she is engaged in real estate as a principal broker.
Bailey, Elizabeth Dole (1718 - 1778), daughter of Stephen Dole and Susannah Noyes Dole; married David Bailey Jr; mother of x children, including Hannah Bailey (who married Levi Bailey); lived in Newbury and Andover, Masachusetts.
Bailey, Experience Putnam, daughter of ? and ?, married David Bailey Sr.; mother of x children including David Bailey Jr., lived in Salem and Newbury, Massachusetts.
Bailey, Hannah Bailey (1764 - 1822), daughter of David Bailey a descendant of John Bailey of Salisbury, and Elisabeth Dole Bailey; married Levi Bailey; mother of ten children including Samuel Bailey of Bailey Mills, Vermont; lived in Massachusetts and Vermont.
Bailey, Hanna Kittredge (1734 - 1778), daughter of James and Sarah Towle Kittredge; married Samuel Bailey Jr., who was killed in the Battle of Bunker Hill; mother of at least four children including Levi Bailey who founded Bailey Mills, Vermont; lived in Massachusetts.
Bailey, Hannah Wood (1682 - 1753), daughter of John Wood and Isabel Hazen Wood, married James Bailey of Bradford, Massachusetts, mother of fourteen children including Samuel Bailey of Andover, Massachusetts.
Bailey, James of Bradford (1680 – 1769), son of John Bailey and Mary Mighill Bailey; married (1) Hannah Wood Bailey, father of fourteen children including Samuel Bailey of Andover, Massachusetts; (2) Mary Bacon, a widow, in a "smock wedding." Was a housewright and husbandman. Spent most of his life in East Parish (now Groveland, Massachusetts).
Bailey, James Levi (sometimes known as “J.L.,” or “Lee”), (1870 – 1956), born in Baileyville, Illinois, son of Ransom Bailey and Mary Judith Dyer Bailey; married Anna Elizabeth House Bailey; father of eight children including James Millard Bailey, Allen Ransom Bailey and Mary Emma Bailey Newton; lived in Cedar Falls and Grundy Center, Iowa; hardware and real estate merchant in partnership with his brother Samuel Orwell Bailey; farmer.
Bailey, James Martin (1929 – ), son of Allen Ransom Bailey and Kathryn Gunvor Ausland Bailey, brother to Thomas Allen Bailey; married Betty Jane Wenzel; father of Kristine Elizabeth Bailey Scelfo and Susan Ruth Bailey Razzaz; lived in Emmetsburg and Iowa City, Iowa; St. Louis, Missouri; Evanston, Illinois; Levittown, New York and Montclair and West Orange, New Jersey; and Jerusalem and Bethlehem, Palestine; editor of church magazines, retired National Council of Churches executive; author of several books. Developed genealogical research on Ausland, Bailey, Ochsner, Shontz and Wenzel branches of the family.
Bailey, James Millard (1897 – 1956), son of James Levi Bailey and Anna House Bailey; brother of Allen Ransom Bailey; married Mabel Henrietta Clausen, father of William Murray Bailey, James Norman Bailey and Ann Bailey Snowden; lived in Iowa and Indiana.
Bailey, James of Rowley (1612 – 1677), immigrant ancestor; born in Bradford, Yorkshire, England; married Lydia Emery Bailey; father of eight children including John Bailey and James Bailey Jr.; emmigrated to Rowley, Essex County, Massachusetts before 1642; became, with his son John, the Rowley pinder.
Bailey, John (1642 – 1668), son of James Bailey of Rowley, Massachusetts and Lydia Emery Bailey; married Mary Mighill, father of nine children including James Bailey of Bradford, Massachusetts; served as pinder in Rowley with his father; died returning from Canada while serving under General Phipps in the military expedition.
Bailey, John of Salisbury, Massachusetts (1590 - 1651) immigrant ancestor; born in Chippenham, Wiltshire, England; married Elizabeth Knight (?) who chose not to come to America; father of at least three children, including John Jr., and a daughter who accompanied their father to America. John Sr. was the first person to settle north of the Merrimac river in what became Salisbury. He was a weaver, fisherman, and sold land. With his son John (Jr.) of Newbury, was involved in a serious shipwreck off Bristol, Maine, just before arriving from England.
Bailey, John Jr., of Newbury, Massachusetts (1613 - 1693) immigrant ancestor, born in Chippenham, Wiltshire, England, came to America with his father and sister; married Elenore Emery who also was borh in England; father of thirteen children including Isaac Bailey. He was a prominent early settler of Newbury. On their voyage from England aboard the Angel Gabriel, John Jr. and his father John of Salisbury were involved in a serious shipwreck off the coast of Bristol, Maine.
Bailey, Kathryn Gunvor Ausland (1902 - 1991), daughter of Martin Ausland (1866 – 1924) and Una Lenore Ochsner Ausland (1878 – 1955); married Allen Ransom Bailey; mother of James Martin and Thomas Allen Bailey; lived in Royal, Graettinger, Grinnell, and Emmetsburg Iowa and Beaufort, North Carolina; high school English teacher.
Bailey, Kristine Elizabeth (see Kristine Elizabeth Scelfo)
Bailey, Levi of Bailey's Mills, Vermont (1766 – 1850), son of Samuel Bailey of Bradford, Essex County, Massachusetts, and Hannah Kittredge; married Hanna Bailey a descendant of John of Newbury, Massachusetts; father of ten children including Samuel of Bailey Mills; was a manufacturer, miller and drover; founded Bailey Mills in Reading, Windsor County, Vermont.
Bailey, Lydia Emery ( 16?? - 1704), of unknown origins, although there were Emerys who married John Bailey who settled in Newbury and his son Isaac; Lydia married James Bailey of Rowley the immigrant ancestor, mother of eight children including John Bailey.
Bailey, Mabel Henrietta Clausen (1898 – 1952), daughter of Christian Martin Clausen and Anna Kristina Madsen; married James Millard Bailey, mother of James Norman Bailey, William Murray Bailey and Ann Bailey Snowdon; lived in Iowa and Indiana.
Bailey, Martin (or Mart), (1929 - ), see above at Bailey, James Martin.
Bailey, Mary Bacon, ( - ), of unknown origins; widow of Mr. Bacon, married (2) James Bailey of Bradford in a "smock wedding."
Bailey, Mary Judith Dyer (1845 – 1907), daughter of James Dyer and Mary Engle Dyer; married Ransom Bailey; mother of three children including James Levi Bailey and Samuel Orwell Bailey; born in East Berne, Albany County, New York and lived in Chicago and Bailleyville, Illinois, and and Grundy County and Cedar Falls, Iowa.
Bailey, Mary Mighill (1649 - 1693), daughter of Deacon Thomas Mighill and Ann Parrat, of Rowley; married John Bailey, mother of nine children including James Bailey of Bradford, Massachusetts. Her parents emigrated to Rowley from England; her father was a prominent member of the Rowley settlement.
Bailey, Mary Rolfe (1708 - 1774), daughter of ?; married Samuel Bailey of Andover, Massachusetts; mother of xx children including Samuel Bailey Jr., who was killed in the Battle of Bunker Hill. Born and died in Massachusetts.
Bailey, Ransom of Baileyville, Illinois (1828 – 1905), son of Samuel Bailey and Dolly Newton Bailey; married Mary Judith Dyer; father of three children including James Levi Bailey and Samuel Orwell Bailey; born in Reading, Windsor County, Vermont, moved with brother and sister to found Baileyville, Illinois; then moved to Grundy County, Iowa and Cedar Falls, Blackhawk County, Iowa.
Bailey, Ransom of Cedar Falls, Iowa (1913 - 1992), son of Samuel Orwell Bailey and Grace Simpson Bailey, born and lived in Cedar Falls, Blackhawk County, Iowa, where he was engaged in real estate and insurance.
Bailey, Samuel of Andover, Massachusetts (1705 – 1784), son of James Bailey and Hannah Wood Bailey, married Mary Rolfe; father x children including Samuel Bailey Jr., who died in the Battle of Bunker Hill.
Bailey, Samuel of Bailey Mills, Vermont (1794 – 1891), son of Levi Bailey and Hannah Bailey Bailey; married Dorothy "Dolly" Newton, father of nine children including Ransom (of Baileyville, Illinois). Was a manufacturer and miller with his father. In 1896 went to Dakotas and Iowa where he died.
Bailey, Samuel Jr. (1728 – 1775), son of Samuel Bailey and Mary Rolf Bailey, married Hannah Kittredge, father of Levi Bailey the founder of Bailey Mills, Vermont. Lived in Massachusetts, joined Revolutionary War Minute Men; killed in the Battle of Bunker Hill.
Bailey, Samuel David (1915 - ?), son of Samuel Orwell Bailey and Grace Simpson Bailey; married Ouida Lowry; father of ? children. Was a research chemist and professor of chemistry. Lived in Cedar Falls, Iowa, and and and. Author of numerous academic papers. Took special interest in origins of the Bailey family in Bailey's Mills, Vermont.
Bailey, Samuel Orwell, (1872 - 1945), son of Ransom Bailey and Mary Dyer Bailey; married Grace Simpson; father of three children, Ransom, Samuel David, and Julia. Moved from Baileyville, Illinois, where he was born, to Grundy County, Iowa and later to Cedar Falls, Iowa, where he was a hardware merchant and later was engaged in farm management and real estate.
Bailey, Sarah Emery (1660 - 1694), daughter of John and Mary Webster Emery who were immigrant ancestors; married Isaac Bailey; mother of x children including David Bailey Sr., lived in Newbury, Essex County, Masachusetts.
Bailey, Susan Ruth (see Susan Ruth Bailey Razzaz)
Bailey, Thomas Allen (1937 – ); son of Allen Ransom Bailey and Kathryn Gunvor Ausland Bailey; married Brada Ann McCormick; father of Thomas Ausland Bailey, James McCormick Bailey, Elizabeth (Libby) Bailey; Kathryn Irene Bailey; retired medical / surgical specialist in urology; lived in Emmetsburg, Grinnell and Iowa City, Iowa; Fresno, California; Salem, Oregon.
Bailey, Thomas Ausland, (1965 - ), son of Thomas Allen Bailey and Brada Ann McCormick Bailey; married Courtney Hutton Barnes; father of Caroline Hutton Bailey and Thomas Patrick Bailey; a specialist in marketing and business management for the Microsoft Corporation; lived in Iowa, Oregon, Washington, D.C. before moving to the Seattle, Washington area.
Bailey, William Murray Bailey (1923 – ); son of James Millard Bailey and Mabel H. Clausen Bailey; married Dorothy Jane Best; father of Cynthia Bailey ?, Kathleen Bailey ?, Elizabeth Bailey ?, Margaret Bailey?, and Barbara Bailey ?; lived in Indiana and Arkansas; developed genealogical research on Bailey, Fitch and Bradford lines, and transcribed and edited Samuel Bailey: His Letters and Papers.
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