Bailey, Romanzo C., of English and Scotch descent, was born December 13, 1837, at Cambridgeport, Vt. He. obtained
an academic education and in early life taught school, being also an assistant teacher in the academy. April 15,
1801, he enlisted in Cornpany F, Sixth Massachusetts Infantry Volunteers, under Col. E. F. Jones. He was with the
regiment when it was attacked by the rebel mob in Baltimore on the 19th of April, 1861. Being honorably discharged
at the expiration of his term of service he again enlisted as first lieutenant in the One Hundred and Thirty sixth
Infantry Pennsylvania Volunteers, and was discharged June 25, 1863, on account of expiration of term of service.
He afterward accepted the captaincy of Company B, Eighth United States Infantry Colored Troops, and served until
the close of the war. December 20, 1871, he was appointed division inspector with the rank of lieutenant colonel
in the Pennsylvania National Guard. October 20, 1863, he married Sarah A., daughter of Harris P. and Hannah Ryan,
of Tioga County, Pa. They have two children, Fred H., born July 27, 1865, and Carrie E., born December 6, 1868.
Cephas Bailey, father of Romanzo C., was born in Vermont, May 15, 1806, and November 27, 1834, married Caroline
Wright, of that State. In 1856 he came to Tioga County, Pa. They had five children, namely: Romanzo C., Harrison
C., Victoria C., Joseph, O. W., and Nancy. His grandfather, Cyrus Bailey, served in the War of 1812.
Our County and its people
A History of the Valley and County of Chemung
BY: Ausburn Towner
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892
Chemung County, NY
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