Biography of George W. Bailey
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Bailey, George W., was born in Virgil, January 19, 1819. His grandfather, Joseph Bailey, was one of our first settlers in the city of Ithaca and drew a pension for services in the Revolutionary war. He was with Washington from the date of his enlistment to the close of the war, and then returned to Ithaca, and afterwards moved into the town of Dryden on lot 19. Our subject was educated in the common schools and was obliged to pay part of his tuition in wood, delivered at the school house. At the age of twenty one he went to work for Moses Tyler at $10 per month. At twenty seven he was married to Miss Sally A. Pulling, daughter of Daniel P. Pulling, and they have one daughter, Mrs. Clara B. Cloyes. In 1864 he bought the Michael Butts property where he now resides. In 1865 he bought the M. E. Tripp property, in 1868 he bought the Rochester Marsh property, in 1882 bought the Saltsman property, in 1874 he bought the D. P. Pulling property, and also owns the Edward Branch farm in Virgil of 150 acres. Our subject is one of the prominent men in his town, taking an active interest in temperance principles, in church and school matters. He is recognized as a practical and successful farmer.

From:
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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