Bailey, Joseph S., a farmer and fruit grower, was born in Barrington, Yates County, November 27, 1846, a son
of Samuel and Martha (Wright) Bailey, natives of Yates and Putnam counties, N. Y., who were married in Yates County,
February 28,1847. The mother was born June 22, 1814. They had seven children, of whom two are now living: Joseph
S. and Martha Ann, the latter the wife of G. W. Finton. The father came to Yates County in 1833. Mrs. Bailey survives
her husband. Both were members of the Baptist Church. Joseph S. married in 1868 Sarah E., daughter of Samuel and
Margaret (DeGraw) Pitcher. She was born September 28, 1849. There were three children by this marriage, John C.,
Edwin J. Bailey and Lyman W. Bailey. Mrs. Bailey's mother, born in Tyrone, N. Y., July 15, 1818, was a daughter
of Daniel and Elizabeth Knapp, and was married to Samuel Pitcher in 1842. Mr. Bailey was elected assessor of the
town of Barrington in 1888 and served one term. He owns 150 acres of land, of which seven acres are in a vineyard.
Himselft wife, and oldest son are members of the Baptist Church in Barrington. He served three terms as trustee
of that church.
History of Yates County, N. Y.
with illustrations and biographical sketches
of some of its prominent men and pioneers.
Edited by: Lewis Cass Aldrich
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892
Yates County, NY
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