Biography of Jeremiah Bailey
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Bailey, Jeremiah, was a native of Whitestown, Oneida county, born November 10, 1803. In April, 1844, Mr. Bailey and family came to Orleans county and located in Gaines on an eighty acre farm, to which he added until he owned 240 acres. His wife, whom he married in 1827, and who survives him, was Laura Williams, and they had three children: Lewis, who died young; Abner B. and James. Abner B. was one of the successful men of the county. He was for several years in the grocery trade with his brother James at Albion. but retired shortly before his death. His only son, Lewis, is now a wealthy dry goods merchant of Cleveland. O. James Bailey was born in Whitestown October 25, 1834. At the age of eighteen he was employed for three years by Deacon Harvey Goodrich, and later was a partner with Charles Baker nearly fifteen years, dealing in fruit and produce, which he combined with farming and other interests. This has been his chief occupation, though for twenty years he has been identified with the grocery trade in Albion, which he started with his brother Abner in 187t Abner retired in 1879 and James continued till 1882, when the firm of James Bailey & Son was formed, as grocers and commission merchants at 61 Main street Albion, and their fruit house is on the railroad near freight depot, capacity 8,000 barrels. James Bailey has been successful in all his business adventures. He is interested in the County Agricultural Society and much of the advancement of that society is due to his efforts and leadership, he being one time its president. He was the first to develop Oak Orchard on the lake, and his beginning has resulted in a beautiful summer resort In politics he is a Democrat. April 2, 1857, Mr. Bailey married Mary Jane, daughter of Gershom R. and Adelia S. Cady, by whom he has had two children: Herbert J., now in business with his father, and Frank Hamilton, who died August, 1868.

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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