Biography of Edmund Baily
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Baily, Edmund, was born in Sand Lake, May 29, 1808. and was a son of Silas and Olive (Sweetland) Baily, he a native of Stephentown and she of Sand Lake. The grandfather, Samuel Baily, was a Revolutionary soldier. He settled on Baily Hill, Stephentown, being one of the first settlers in that part of the town, whence he went to Whitestown, where he died. Silas Baily was a farmer at Paris; from there he went to Sand Lake, thence to East Nassau, and spent his last days in Stephentown, where he died in 1841. Mrs. Baily died about 1846. The great grandfather of Edmund, Samuel Baily, came from England. In 1841 Edmund married Nancy, daughter of Jonathan and Rachael (Chapman) Turner. The father of Jonathan Turner was a minister in the Baptist church, and a pioneer of Nassau. To Mr. and Mrs. Bally have been born six children: Louisa, wife of Justice Hunt; Mary, wife of Thomas Greenman; Slias J., farmer of Nassau; Emily, wife of Erving Allen; Lydia A., widow of John Jones, who died in 1892; and Rachael, who died in infancy. Edmund worked in a factory in Stephentown until about thirty years of age, when he engaged in farming, which he followed until 1894. In 1835 he bought 100 acres of land, and now owns 135 acres. He is a Democrat in politics, was elected justice of the peace, but did not qualify, and has been poormaster.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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