WILLIAM BAILEY, who passed out of this life January 27, 1880, was for many years one of the most prominent and
substantial farmers of Robeson Township, and was a son of Joseph and Mary (Ackleson) Bailey. Mr. Bailey was a man
of public spirit and enterprise. During his early life, politically he was a Whig, but later a Democrat, and served
in various township offices, including assessor and treasurer, and was for twenty two years constable. He was married
in 1848 to Mary Ann Springer, a daughter of Joseph and Mary Ann (McMurtrie) Springer, and to them were born three
children: Margaret, who is the widow of John Eaton, is the mother of the following children: Mary, Aaron, Earl,
George and John; Joseph S., our subject; and Rachel Jane.
Joseph S. Bailey was born on his present farm in Robeson Township, November 28, 1850, and since completing his
education in the common schools of the township, has always engaged in agricultural pursuits on the home farm ia
Robeson Township, where he and his sister Rachel have spent their entire lives. The farm, which consists of 102
acres, was inherited by the three children of William Bailey, who still own the land between them, and they also
inherited another farm of forty two acres from the father. Joseph S. Bailey is engaged in dairying ia connection
with his farming interests and ships his produce to Pittsbnrg from Midway. He keeps about twenty bead of cattle
and makes a specialty of raising Holstein cattle.
Mr. Bailey is politicallj a Democrat and has served nine years as auditor, his present term in that office expiring
in the spring of 1910, and he has also served as judge and inspector of elections.
20th Century History Of The City of
Washington and Washington County Pennsylvania
and Representative Citizens
By: Joseph F. McFarland
Richmond-Arnold Publishing Co.
Chicago, Illinois, 1910
Washington County Pennsylvania Biographies
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