Biography of John L. Bailey
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John L. Bailey was born in Algoma tp., June 4, 1860. He was brought up on a farm, and is the only surviving heir of DeWitt C. Bailey. He was married Feb. 8, 1880, to Miss Ida Long; they have one child, Clinton E. He owns 70 acres on sec. 2, Plainfield tp., 40 acres on sec. 85, Algoma tp., and 80 acres on sec. 17, in Algoma.

De Witt C. Bailey (deceased) the father of the above, was born in Saratoga Co., N. Y., April 9, 1823, and was a son of Ethan A. Bailey. He came to Branch Co., Mich., in 1845, and to Algoma, this county, the same fall. He entered the 40 that his son now occupies. He afterward entered 80 acres more on the same sec. He married Rachel Long, and by her had three children; the only one living is John L. When he settled here it was a wilderness for miles around except a small settlement at Rockford, He died in September, 1864.

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