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Hachaliah Lyman BAILY5,128 was born on 31 Jul 1775 in Somers, Westchester Co., NY..5,128 He died on 2 Sep 1845 in Somers, Westchester Co., NY..5,128 He was buried in Ivandale, Somers, Westchester Co., NY.5,128 He is reference number 627. Parents: James BAILY and Anna BROWN.

Spouse: Ruth FERRIS. Hachaliah Lyman BAILY and Ruth FERRIS were married. Reference Number:3566

Spouse: Mary PURDY. Hachaliah Lyman BAILY and Mary PURDY were married on 18 Nov 1798 in North Salem, Westchester Co., NY.5 Reference Number:7521


Hester BAILY5,128 was born about 1843.5,128 She is reference number 751. Parents: Almanon BAILY and Mary HALSTEAD.

Spouse: William CURTIS. William CURTIS and Hester BAILY were married. Reference Number:1703


James BAILY5,128 was born on 27 Sep 1747 in North Salem, Westchester Co., NY..5,128 He died on 13 Nov 1826 in Somers, Westchester Co., NY..5,128 He was buried in Ivandale, Somers, Westchester Co., NY.5,128 He is reference number 3722.

This will probably be of more interest to Gary and Joe than to everyone,but I wanted to offer you all a chance to see this information. It goesback to the origin of the Barnum and Bailey Circus which we were lookinginto about a year ago.

The research on the originators of that circus seemed rather convincingand it appeared that Phineas T. Barnum and James A. McGinness were thefounders, the latter changing his name to James A. Bailey. But I havecome up with some information tha t raises the issue once more.

Back when we were discussing this before I thought the Bailey responsiblefor that name being part of the company, I thought it was a HezekiahBailey that was involved. Now I am looking at Hackaliah Bailey ratherthan Hezekiah. There is no questio n but what Hachaliah was the New Yorkfarmer who purchased an elephant, "Old Bet," in 1812, and made enoughmoney exhibiting that beast to open his own circus. But was he aco-founder of Barnum and Bailey?

You might be asking why we should care. Well it's because Hachaliah wasa Halstead descendant. He was the grandson of Abigail Halstead whomarried Hackaliah Brown, III. Her daughter, Anne Brown, married JamesBailey, and Hachaliah Bailey was thei r son. Thus, if this HachaliahLyman Bailey was a co-founder, then his ancestry can be traced right backto Jonas.


"Occupation 1842 Co-Founded Ringling Bros., Barnum & Bailey Circus"

"Residence - The circus animals were housed in barns on Joseph L. Purdy'sproperty, just to the east of the house. The house is locatedimmediately north of the present village of Purdys, just east of thehighway and railway station, on the north si de of the river. There is ahill behind the property (the original land area; Purdy's etc. is in theriver valley) extending east to the Titicus Reservoir. Joseph owned atleast 1000 acres here. The family now owns about 20 acres, including thehou se, which it leases. On the south side of the river is Titicus Riverroad which turns into Hill's Road. It passes to the south of thereservoir, and at the edge of the road is the Mill's Road Cemetery.Only a few stones are readable; some are Purdy ."

(By explanation, Hachaliah was married to Mary Rafter Purdy and residedon his land close to Purdy, Westchester Co., NY, which is close to Somerin Westchester county.)

Lewis Bailey, son of Hachaliah has this entry for his occupation:

"Occupation - Ringling Bros., Barnum & Bailey Circus"

Certainly there is enough here to show that Hachaliah was involved withthe Barnum and Bailey Circus, but as to being a co-founder that remainsunproven as far as I am concerned, but he could well have been from thestandpoint of being a financial ba cker. The record states he was aco-founder in 1842. At that time he was 67 years of age and died threeyears later at the age of seventy.

But there is one major flaw. Look at the date on the material Gary dugup a year ago:

"One of these large circuses was Barnum's circus, started in 1871 by P.T. Barnum and two partners. The next year, the show toured the countryon from 60 to 70 railroad cars. In 1881, Barnum joined his show withJames A. Bailey's circus. Beginnin g in 1888, it operated under the nameof Barnum & Bailey's Greatest Show on Earth."*
* "World Book 2001 on CD"

In 1871 Hachaliah had been in his grave for 26 years, and by 1881 and1888, well I think you can see where that is headed. I think more likelythat Phineas T., if he had anything to do with Hachaliah, it may havebeen as a portege, and that the Bail ey family definitely were pioneers inthe circus business. And Hachaliah's son, Lewis, may have played somemajor factor in the business, but the whole thing requires more researchthan I can accomplish from this distance. I do not think we havesuc cessfully laid this matter to rest.

One thought that I have had is that researches on the Bailey line, uponfinding that Hachaliah made a lifelong career of owning and operating acircus, assumed that he was the Bailey of Barnum and Bailey, and bywishing made it so.

Ken Parents: Levi BAILY and Janet GILCHRIST.

Spouse: Anna BROWN. James BAILY and Anna BROWN were married about 1772.5 Reference Number:3570 Children were: Hachaliah Lyman BAILY.


John BAILY.377

Spouse: Elizabeth EMERY.


Joseph BAILY5,128 was born in 1647 in Rowley, MA..5,128 He died on 11 Oct 1712 in Bradford, MA..5,128 He is reference number 8369. Parents: Richard BAILY and Edna HALSTEAD.

Spouse: Abigail TRUMBALL. Joseph BAILY and Abigail TRUMBALL were married about 1670.5 Reference Number:31779 Children were: Joseph BAILY.


Joseph BAILY5,128 was born on 13 Feb 1683 in Bradford, Essex Co., MA..5,128 He died on 4 Apr 1755 in Bradford, Essex Co., MA..5,128 He is reference number 8371. Parents: Joseph BAILY and Abigail TRUMBALL.

Spouse: Abigail WEBSTER. Joseph BAILY and Abigail WEBSTER were married on 14 Feb 1710 in Bradford, Essex Co., MA..5


Judith BAILY3,294 was also known as Judah. She died Unknown.3 She is reference number 38051.

Spouse: John SHUMATE. John SHUMATE and Judith BAILY were married. Reference Number:698496 Children were: William SHUMATE, Richard SHUMATE, Jos(H)Ua SHUMATE, Thomas SHUMATE, Daniel SHUMATE, James SHUMATE, John SHUMATE, Jemima SHUMATE, Lettice SHUMATE, Bailey SHUMATE.


Levi BAILY5,128 was born about 1722 in Rye, Westchester Co., NY.5,128 He died in 1786 in North Salem, Westchester Co., NY..5,128 He is reference number 594.

Spouse: Janet GILCHRIST. Levi BAILY and Janet GILCHRIST were married about 1740.5 Reference Number:3567 Children were: James BAILY.


Mary BAILY3,686 died Unknown.3 She is reference number 39137.

Spouse: James ANDERSON. James ANDERSON and Mary BAILY were married. Reference Number:562991


Morris BAILY5,128 was born about 1841.5,128 He is reference number 748. Parents: Almanon BAILY and Mary HALSTEAD.


Nancy BAILY5,128 was born about 1772.5,128 She is reference number 8750.

Spouse: Jesse HALSTEAD. Jesse HALSTEAD and Nancy BAILY were married on 15 May 1794 in Norfolk Co., VA..5,128 Reference Number:32807 Children were: Sally Edney HALSTEAD.


Richard BAILY5,128 was born on 25 Oct 1618 in England.5,128 He died in Feb 1648.5,128 He was buried on 16 Feb 1648 in Rowley, Essex, Mas..5,128 He is reference number 3659.

Spouse: Edna HALSTEAD. Richard BAILY and Edna HALSTEAD were married in Rawley, Essex Co., Mas..5 Reference Number:14732 Children were: Joseph BAILY.


Nathaniel BAIN.4,5

Spouse: Elizabeth FAUSETT.


Sarah Luella BAIN3,864 was born on 17 Mar 1859 in Camden, Hillsdale Co., MI.3,864 She died on 6 Jul 1946 in Kalamotwp., Eaton Co., MI.3,864 She is reference number 2009.

Spouse: Harlan A. BOYD. Harlan A. BOYD and Sarah Luella BAIN were married on 4 Jan 1884 in Camden, Hillsdale Co., MI.3,864 Reference Number:44365 Children were: Howard O. BOYD.


Princess Balbh BAINE.546

Spouse: Tuathal TECHTMAR. Children were: Fedelmid RECHTMAR, Fedelm DERG.


Annie Melissa BAINES3,487 was born on 24 Jan 1854.3,487 She died Unknown.3 She is reference number 37133. Parents: George Wahington BAINES and Melissa Ann BUTLER.


George W. BAINES3,487 was born on 8 Sep 1848.3,487 He died on 23 Mar 1923.3,487 He is reference number 37131. Parents: George Wahington BAINES and Melissa Ann BUTLER.


George Wahington BAINES3,487 was born on 21 Jan 1809 in Perquimans Co North Carolina.3,487 He died Unknown.3 He is reference number 36130.

george w. baines was a rev.

Spouse: Melissa Ann BUTLER. George Wahington BAINES and Melissa Ann BUTLER were married on 20 Oct 1840.3,487 Reference Number:653019 Children were: Thomas Nealy BAINES, William Martin BAINES, Mary Elizabeth BAINES, Joseph Wilson BAINES, George W. BAINES, James O'neal BAINES, Annie Melissa BAINES, Tallifero BAINES, Jonnie Paxton BAINES.


Huffman BAINES3,487 was born on 7 Apr 1884.3,487 He died Unknown.3 He is reference number 37201. Parents: Joseph Wilson BAINES and Ruth Amet HUFFMAN.

Spouse: Dora MARSH. Huffman BAINES and Dora MARSH were married. Reference Number:688658


James O'neal BAINES3,487 was born on 19 Dec 1852.3,487 He died on 17 Jun 1897.3,487 He is reference number 37132. Parents: George Wahington BAINES and Melissa Ann BUTLER.


Jonnie Paxton BAINES3,487 was born on 29 Mar 1863.3,487 She died in May 1865.3,487 She is reference number 37135. Parents: George Wahington BAINES and Melissa Ann BUTLER.


Josefa BAINES3,487 was born on 21 May 1889.3,487 She died Unknown.3 She is reference number 37203. Parents: Joseph Wilson BAINES and Ruth Amet HUFFMAN.

Spouse: William Edger SANDERS. William Edger SANDERS and Josefa BAINES were married. Reference Number:688675


Joseph Wilson BAINES3,487 was born on 24 Jan 1846 in Carroll Co Ark.3,487 He died on 18 Nov 1906 in Fredricksburg Texas.3,487 He is reference number 37130. He was in Texas House Of Representatives.3,487 He was in Lawyer.3,487 He was in News Paper MAN.3,487 He was in School Teacher.3,487 He was in Baptist Preacher.3,487 Parents: George Wahington BAINES and Melissa Ann BUTLER.

Spouse: Ruth Amet HUFFMAN. Joseph Wilson BAINES and Ruth Amet HUFFMAN were married on 12 Sep 1869.3,487 Reference Number:687843 Children were: Rebecca BAINES, Huffman BAINES, Josefa BAINES.


Mary Elizabeth BAINES3,487 was born on 13 Jan 1845.3,487 She died Unknown.3 She is reference number 37129. Parents: George Wahington BAINES and Melissa Ann BUTLER.


Rebecca BAINES3,487 was born on 26 Jun 1881.3,487 She died on 12 Sep 1958.3,487 She is reference number 37200. Parents: Joseph Wilson BAINES and Ruth Amet HUFFMAN.

Spouse: Samuel JOHNSON. Samuel JOHNSON and Rebecca BAINES were married. Reference Number:676776 Children were: Living JOHNSON, Living JOHNSON, Living JOHNSON, Living JOHNSON, Lyndon Baines JOHNSON.


Tallifero BAINES3,487 was born on 1 Jun 1859.3,487 She died on 5 Jun 1870.3,487 She is reference number 37134. Parents: George Wahington BAINES and Melissa Ann BUTLER.


Thomas BAINES7,138 was born in 1570 in Surrey, England. Parents: BARNES and Dorothy BIGOD.

Children were: Thomas BARNES.


Thomas Nealy BAINES3,487 was born on 20 Aug 1841.3,487 He died Unknown.3 He is reference number 37127. Parents: George Wahington BAINES and Melissa Ann BUTLER.


William Martin BAINES3,487 was born on 17 Nov 1842.3,487 He died Unknown.3 He is reference number 37128. Parents: George Wahington BAINES and Melissa Ann BUTLER.

Spouse: Sarah OWEN. William Martin BAINES and Sarah OWEN were married on 13 Sep 1865.3,487 Reference Number:687784


BAIRD2,3 died Unknown.3 He is reference number 32450.

Spouse: Eliza SLOAN. BAIRD and Eliza SLOAN were married. Reference Number:611364


BAIRD.188

Spouse: Edith WILLIBY.


Addie BAIRD3,41 was born in .3,41 She died Unknown.3 She is reference number 85638. Parents: Joseph BAIRD and Mary Ann PETERSON.


Allie BAIRD3,41 was born in .3,41 She died Unknown.3 She is reference number 85640. Parents: Joseph BAIRD and Mary Ann PETERSON.


Annie Baird BAIRD3,405 was born about 1858.3,405 She died WFT Est 1859-1952.3,405 She is reference number 97380. Parents: Rev. Bythell H. BAIRD and Mary E. CLINTON.


Benjamin BAIRD3,413 was born about 1836.3,413 He died WFT Est 1867-1927.3,413 He is reference number 92656.

Spouse: Margaret MURRAY. Benjamin BAIRD and Margaret MURRAY were married WFT Est 1867-1902.3,413 Reference Number:1473076 Children were: Mary Ellen BAIRD, Washington BAIRD, Emma BAIRD.


Brandon Chase BAIRD.19 Parents: Richard William BAIRD and Michele Louise HOOD.


Bryant Langston BAIRD.19 Parents: Richard William BAIRD and Michele Louise HOOD.


Rev. Bythell H. BAIRD3,405 was born on 19 Jun 1823 in MS.3,405 He died on 8 Mar 1900 in TX.3,405 He is reference number 96910. Parents: James Birmingham BAIRD and Andromache HAYNES.

Spouse: Harriet LONGMIRE. Rev. Bythell H. BAIRD and Harriet LONGMIRE were married on 18 Jan 1848 in Amite Co., MS.3,405 Reference Number:1550371 Children were: Hattie Claiborne BAIRD.

Spouse: Mary E. CLINTON. Rev. Bythell H. BAIRD and Mary E. CLINTON were married about 1852 in Amite Co., MS.3,405 Reference Number:1550377 Children were: James C. BAIRD, Thomas C. BAIRD, Annie Baird BAIRD.


Charles BAIRD3,41 was born in .3,41 He died Unknown.3 He is reference number 85636. Parents: Joseph BAIRD and Mary Ann PETERSON.


Charles B. BAIRD3,405 was born in Jul 1833 in Woodville, MS.3,405 He died in 1905 in Desdemona, TX.3,405 He is reference number 96995. Parents: James Birmingham BAIRD and Andromache HAYNES.

Spouse: Clara D. STAMPLEY. Charles B. BAIRD and Clara D. STAMPLEY were married on 25 Jan 1863.3,405 Reference Number:1551783


Cinda BAIRD3,41 was born in .3,41 She died Unknown.3 She is reference number 85644. Parents: Joseph BAIRD and Mary Ann PETERSON.


Edna BAIRD3,41 was born on 6 Aug 1861 in .3,41 She died in 1862.3,41 She is reference number 85634. Parents: Joseph BAIRD and Mary Ann PETERSON.


Elizabeth BAIRD3,9 died Unknown.3 She is reference number 88679.

Spouse: Milton Musser WITT. Milton Musser WITT and Elizabeth BAIRD were married. Reference Number:1420070 Children were: Sybil WITT.


Elizabeth BAIRD2,3 died on 15 Dec 1858.2,3 She is reference number 46207.

! (1) "Highland Pioneer Sketches and Family Genealogies," by Elsie Johnson Ayres (1971) p.82 6-827.

(1) Was skilled in the art of midwifery.
(1) After her husband's death, she went to live with her daughter Margaret BOYD in Lewis Co ., KY.
(1) Applied for and received a pension for surviving widows of the Revolution amounting t o $80 per year from 4 Mar 1836 until her death.

Spouse: Samuel GIBSON. Samuel GIBSON and Elizabeth BAIRD were married. Reference Number:612294 Children were: Mary "Polly" GIBSON, Margaret GIBSON.

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