Biography of Sylvester S. Bailey
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Bailey, Sylvester S., Potsdam, was born on his present farm, November 10, 1831. Ansel Bailey, father of subject, was a native of Massachusetts, born in Chesterfield, April 8, 1781, came here when a young man and took up a large tract of land, that has ever since been in the hands of the family. The mother of our subject was Sarah Akin, a native of Vermont, born in Ferrisburg. Ansel Bailey had seven children, three of whom are living: Sarah, widow of John A. Carman of Iroquois, Ontario; Julia A. Bailey of Potsdam; and Sylvester S. Ausel Bailey died August 24, 1853. The whole life of our subject was spent on the homestead farm, He was educated in the old St. Lawrence Academy and took up fanning. He has here a beantiful home with a farm of 156 acres, which is devoted to dairying. Mr. Bailey has always taken a great interest in politics. He is a member of the Presbyterian churrh of Canton. He married in 1862, Esther, daughter of Thomas Marshall, a farmer of Lisbon, who has since died.

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The Boston History Co., Publishers 1894

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