A. L. BAILS, farmer and, stock raiser, P. 0. McComb, was born in Hancock County, Ohio. November 5, 1836, son
of Abraham and Rebecca (Alloway) Bails, the former a native of Virginia, of English descent, the latter born in
Pennsylvania. of German origin; they were the parents of thirteen children (all attaining maturity), eight of whom
are still living. Abraham Bails, who was a brick layer in early life, came to Hancock County in 1833, settling
on land which he entered near Findlay. He died December 29, 1855. Our subject, the seventh born, grew up on the
farm, attending the log schoolhouse, where he acquired his edacation. He is owner of two farms in this county.
Mr. Bails was twice married; on first occasion, January 1, 1858, to Elizabeth Hart, who bore him the following
named children: Emma A.; W. H., a school teacher; Mary; Chester; Isaac and Ida May (two last named being twins).
Mrs. Bails died in 1869. Our subject next married, in 1872, Maria E. Moorhead, of Irish origin, daughter of Josiah
Moorhead. To this union were born two children: Adam C. and Harvey E. (deceased). Mr. and Mrs. Bails are members
of the Methodist Episcopal Church, in which he has been steward, class leader, trustee, and superintendent of the
Sabbath school. Politically Mr. Bails is a Republican. Formerly he was an active member of the I. O. O. F.
History of Madison County, Ohio
Published by: Warner, Beers and Company
Chicago, Illinois 1886
Hancock County, Ohio Biographies
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