Search
    Johnson & Hanson Trees
Last Name:
First Name:
   

Robert S BAILEY

Male Abt 1778 - Abt 1852  (~ 74 years)


Personal Information    |    Event Map    |    All    |    PDF

  • Name Robert S BAILEY 
    Born Abt 1778  South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Abt 1852  Carroll Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Bailey Family Cemetery (Now referred to as Sparks Cemetery) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Born about 1778 in South Carolina. Married, probably between 1800 and 1806 in South Carolina, to Eliabeth "Betsey" COPLAND. The BAILEYS were originally English and the COPLANDS, Irish.

      Robert owned land in Carroll County, Georgia, by October 3, 1827, when a tract of land he owned was sold in a sheriff's sale; they probably had moved to Georgia by 1824, as it seems this lot was drawn in the 1827 Georgia Land Lottery.

      Robert evidently heads a household on the 1830 census of Campbell County, Georgia (this county is now defunct, but was east of and adjacent to Carroll County). He heads a household on the 1840 census of General Militia District #729 in Carroll County, Georgia.

      Heads a household in the Eleventh District of Carroll County, Georgia, in 1850; he was farming and his holdings were valued at $2500. With him are his wife and a grandson, Hezekiah ARCHER, aged 16 years. Died between January 16, 1852, when his Last Will and Testament was made, and February 7, 1852, when this LWT was proved in the Carroll County Court of Ordinary. Burial in the family grave yard on the old Bailey place inferred - Dr. Joseph Robertson HOOD mentions this family burying ground in a letter, and Robert's grandson, Robert S. ADERHOLD (who was evidently named for him), was buried there in 1862.
    • BIOGRAPHY:

      1810 CENSUS DATA: A Robt. Bayle is found in the 1810, Pendleton Dist., SC. Family date reported were: 2-2-0-1-0 & 3-2-0-1, plus 8 slaves. Robt. is shown living next a John Archer. John Archer moved to Georgia, lived in close proximity to the Bailey family, and his son, Noah, married Hannah H. Bailey.

      NOTE: The above census information provided by Carol Voss, a descendent of the Aderhold line.

      1820 CENSUS DATA: The 1820 census data of Pendleton Dist., South Carolina Robert Bailey as head of household. Males listed 0-10=3; 18-26=1; 45=1. Females listed 0-10=1;10-16=4; 45=1.

      NOTE: The age ranges and number of children (4 males & 5 females) matches exactly with the known children of Robert S. and Elizabeth "Betsy" Copland Bailey's family.

      NOTE: A number of Copland (John, James, William) families were shown living near the Robert Bailey family. Perhaps, Elizabeth "Betsy" Copeland, desends from one of these Copland families.

      1830 CENSUS DATA: The 1830 census data of Campbell Co., Ga, show Robert S. Baley (Bailey) as head of household. Males listed 5-10=1; 10-15=1; 15-20-1; 50-60=1. Females listed 10-15=1;15-20=1; 50-60=1.

      1840 CENSUS DATA: The 1840 census data of Carroll Co., Ga, 729th District, show Robert S. Bailey as head of household. Males listed 20-30=1; 60-70=1. Females listed 5-10=1; 60-70=1. Son, John B. Bailey, and son-in-law, George Aderhold, shown living in next houses on either side of Robert S. Bailey.

      1850 CENSUS DATA: The 1850 census data of Carroll Co., Ga., 11th Division, p. 43, shows R. S. Bailey as head of household, age 72, a farmer, and real estate valued at $2500, born SC. Living with R. S. is Betsy his wife, age 72, born SC and Hezekiah Archer, age 16, born SC. Also, living one house away is his son, John B. Bailey, and his family. Hezekiah Archer was R. S. & Elizabeth "Betsy" Copland Bailey's grandson, a child of Noah Archer and their daughter, Hannah Bailey Archer.

      CARROLL COUNTY, GEORGIA LAND INVOLVEMENT & TRANSACTIONS BY ROBERT S. BAILEY

      1.Deed Book A, p. 302, 3 October 1827. 202 1/2 acres drawn by ROBERT S. BAILEY; Attested by Arthur Alexander & Jacob Williams, Recorded 24 July 1830.

      2.Deed Book B, p. 220, 23 October 1832. Jiles S. Boggess to James Long, Land Lot #197, 5th dist. Carroll, 202 1/2 acres sold to satisfy a suit in the Justice Court Madison County, James Long vs Simon Cardwell. Attested by William L. Parr & ROBERT S. BAILEY.

      3.Deed Book B, p. 412, 25 December 1833. James Polk, Madison County to ROBERT S. BAILEY, Carroll County. $450.00 Land lot #61, 5th dist. Carroll. 202 1/2 acres drawn by James Polk. Attested by A. H. Perrian, Charles Hulsey, J.P. 16 Dec 1834.

      4.Deed Book C, p. 128, 14 March 1837. William Hoskins, to the name of sarah Barret to ROBERT S. BAILEY. $150. Land lot #199, 5th dist. Carroll County. Attested by Martin Carter, W. Story, J.P.; 17 April 1837.

      5.Deed Book D, p. 67, 30 January 1837. Moses Wallers, Franklin County to John B. Bailey. $50. Land lot # 66, 5th dist. Carroll County. 202 1/2 acres. Attested by John Mehaffey & ROBERT S. BAILEY.

      6.Deed Book D, p. 190, 28 November 1840. John R. Bays, Nathaniel Bays, Solomon Stisher to Jesse Boon and Wm. R. Boon, $1200. Land lot # 35, 5th dist. Carroll County. Attested by ROBERT S. BAILEY, Joseph Barber. 5 September 1841.

      7.Deed Book E, p. 55, 20 March 1843. ROBERT S. BAILEY to Hannah Archer, his daughter, Coweta County. (Widow of Noah Archer). Better maintenance and support of Hannah Archer and her minor orphans. Land lot # 199, 5th dist. Carroll County. Attested by Richd M. Hackney, Andm J. Berry, J.I.C. 15 January 1844.

      8.Deed Book F, p. 242, 15 September 1848. Henry Phillips, Walton County to ROBERT S. BAILEY, Carroll County. $150. Land lot # 29, 5th dist. Carroll County. 202 1/2 acres. Attested by C. B. Head, R. W. McKee J.P. 24 April 1849.

      9. Deed Book F, p. 557, 29 October 1850. B. H. Moultin, Bibb County to ROBERT S. BAILEY. $100. North half land lot # 36, 5th dist. Carroll County. Attested by John Long, J. C. Benson, J.I.C. 24 August 1851.

      10Deed Book F, p. 739, 24 July 1851. ROBERT S. BAILEY to Francis Marion Bailey. $62.50. South half land lot #29, 5th dist. Carroll County. 101 1/2 acres. Attested by George Kizer. R. W. McKee, A. J. Boggess, J.I.C. 7 February 1852.

      CARROLL COUNTY RECORDS FOR ROBERT S. BAILEY 1.1835 Grand Jurors of the Inferior Court of Carroll County, Ga. Inferior Court Minutes, pp 126-127. Robert S. Bailey's is named on the jurors list.
      _______________________________________________________________________________

      NOTE: The following information and thoughts provided by John Mallory Land, McKinney, TX.

      The exact date Robert S. Bailey and family moved from Anderson, SC to Georgia is not known at this time; however, a newspaper article from the Anderson Intelligencer in 1828 may provide some information. The article was found in a compilation of newspaper articles Brent H. Holcomb, "Marriage and Death Notices from Pendleton SC Intellengencer, 1807-1851". October 1, 1828 Issue, "Married on the 23 by Rev. Sanford Vandiver, Mr. Noah Archer of Andersonvillage to Miss Hannah Bailey, daughter of Mr. Robert S. Bailey."

      Page 29 I have the following in my files, from notes made by Martha P. (ADERHOLD) SPARKS (b. ca. 1845 Carroll Co, GA), daughter of George W. & Nancy Elizabeth (BAILEY) ADERHOLD. She resided at Tyus, Carroll Co, GA.

      She states in part:"Father's father [sic - should read "My father"] married Elizabeth BAILEY. Her father [Robert S. BAILEY] moved from SC near Anderson[,] then they [moved] to Carroll [sic] County Georgia then to Carroll County[.] her father's home and farm was on Snakes Creek[;] he lived and died there and was buried at the grave yard on the place. His wife was Elizabeth COPLAND and her people come from Ireland. Her husband was Inglish[.] Billy COPLAND was her Cousin[;] he was a first cousin, [while] I'm a third cousin.

      M.P.S."If I have a copy of the original notes, I cannot put my hands it right now, so I am working from a typed transcription a cousin made, and I can't be sure whether or not any of the errors here are the result of the transcription. (Punctuation/comments in brackets are my additions.) I would love to know the correct name of the Georgia county where the Robert S. BAILEY family resided prior to moving to Carroll Co., but the original may contain the same redundancy as the transcription. At any rate, this account places the family near Anderson in SC prior to moving into Georgia. Based on birthplace data from various censuses (which as you know are not entirely reliable), it seems that Robert S. & Betsy (COPLAND) BAILEY (both ca. 1778) and all of their children (the last about 1819) were born in SC. I would expect to find the family on the 1820 federal census of SC. How much longer they remained there is a matter of speculation at this point. It is not clear whether Robert and Betsy's children who married and had children while still in SC moved to GA at the same time as the rest of the family. ________________________________________________________________________________

      WILL OF ROBERT S. BAILEY

      NOTE: The following transcription and compiler notes provided by Mr. John Mallory Land, McKinney, TX. From Carroll Co, GA, Annual Returns, Book B (1841-53), pp. 303-04: In the name of God Amen. I Robert S. BAILEY of the County of Carroll in the State of Georgia being weak in body but of sound mind and memory blessed be God for his mercies do make and ordain this my last will and testament in the words following that is to say.

      1st I gave my soul to God who gave it and my body to the [sic] to be buried in a decent manner at the discretion of my Executors.

      2nd I wish my just debts and funeral expences [sic] to be paid out of my estate.

      3rd I gave and bequeath to my beloved wife Betsy BAILEY all my household and Kitchen furniture, all my horses cattle and hogs and stock of every kind also all my lands during her life and at her death that it b_ all sold and for the love I have for Syrena COPELAND I gave and bequeath her one hundred dollars out of my property when distribution is made, the balance to be equally divided amongst the following heirs: William C. BAILEY, Sarah BAILEY, Hannah H. BAILEY, John M. DALE, to Harmon GABLE twenty dollars and to my grand son William GABLE so as to make him equal with the other heirs including the twenty dollars to his father, Charles G. BAILEY, John B. BAILEY, Nancy E. BAILEY, & Francis M. BAILEY, and I do constitute and appoint my beloved son Frances M. BAILEY and my friend John M. DALE [p.304] my Executors hereby revoking and disanulling all former wills ratifying and confirming this as my last will and testament.

      In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and [affixed my] seal this 16th day of January 1852 eighteen hundred and fifty two.

      Signed sealed and acknowledged in presence of Robert S. BAILEY {L.S.} William W. DRIVER Jas. H. LASSITTER R. W. McKEE Georgia }We John M. DALE & Francis M. BAILEY do solemnly swear that this writing Carroll County }contains the true last will of the within named Robert S. BAILEY deceased so fare [sic] as we know or believe, and that we will well and truly execute the same by paying first the debts and then the legacies contained in said Will so fare [sic] as his goods and chattels will thereto extend and the law charge us and that we will make a true and perfect inventory of all such goods and chattels so help us God. John M. DALE [L.S.] Wm. A. HENDON Ordy.F. M. BAILEY [L.S.] Georgia }We Wm. W. DRIVER James H. LASSETTER and Richard W. McKEE do solemnly swear that we and each of us saw Robert S. BAILEY sign seal and publish and declare the within writing to be his last Will and testament and at the time of signing thereof he was of sound mind and disposing mind and memory that he did it freely and without any compulsion to the best of our knowledge and belief and that we signed it in the presence of the testator at his request. Sworn to and subscribed before William W. DRIVER [L.S.] me this 7th February 1852 Jas. H. LASSETTER [L.S.] Wm. A. HENDON,R. W. McKEE [L.S.] Ordy. Recorded April 8th 1852 Wm. A. HENDON Ordy.

      [Compiler's notes: the widow Betsy BAILEY was nee COP(E)LAND. The kinship of Syrena (Serena) COPELAND is not known at this time. Deeds in which heirs sold their interest in the land bequeathed in this will (lots 61, 36 and 29 in the Fifth Land District in Carroll Co, GA) indicate that there were nine shares. These equal shares went to (in the order in which they appear in the will; based on available information, the nine children or their survivors are probably named in chronological birth order and probably all b. in SC.

      NOTE: Complier notes provided by John Mallory Land, McKinney, TX. William C. BAILEY (b. 1800's?) Sarah BAILEY (b. ca. 1806, m. bef. 1823 SC? Robert McCALISTER/McCOLLISTER) Hannah H. BAILEY (b. ca. 1808, m. bef. 1834 SC? Noah ARCHER, was dead by MAR 1843) John M. DALE (b. 1807) - wife Mary Jane said to be b. 1809 William GABLE (b. 1836) - less $20 paid to his father Harmon GABLE (b. ca. 1812) - wife Jane probably b. 1810's (m. 1835 Carroll Co, GA) Charles G. BAILEY (b. ca. 1812?), m. Nancy UNKNOWN John B. BAILEY (b. ca. 1814, m. bef. 1835 Sarah KNIGHT) Nancy E[lizabeth] BAILEY (b. ca. 1817, m. 1837 Carroll Co, GA to George W. ADERHOLD) Francis M[arion] BAILEY (b. ca. 1819, m. 1840 Carroll Co, GA Lucinda Ann "Lucy" DUKE)

      Note that, although all three daughters named are known to have been married before the will was made, they are listed by their maiden names. Hannah's husband Noah ARCHER had died before MAR 1843, but Sarah's and Nancy Elizabeth's were still living. John Messer DALE had m. 1829 in Gwinnett Co, GA to Mary Jane BAILEY (AUG 1809 - JUL 1849). In the will, Robert BAILEY calls John M. DALE his friend - which indeed may have been the case - but he could not refer to him as his son-in-law because DALE had remarried. It is probable that Harmon GABLE's wife Jane BAILEY, whom he m. 1835 in Carroll Co, GA, was also deceased, as he is apparently the Harmon GABLE who m. 1842 in Carroll Co, GA, to Louisa WEEMS. This is probably the same woman as his wife Eliza on the 1850 census of Carroll Co. William GABLE is listed as the only heir of Jane evidently because he was the only (surviving) child she bore. According to a deed in Book H, p. 476, William GABLE, Robert's grandson, sold his interest in lots 61, 36, and 29 in the Fifth Land District to John M. DALE (instrument dated 11 JUL 1857 and filed with the Carroll Co, GA, Superior Court on 12 JUL 1857). I have not yet obtained a copy of this document. Robert and his wife (d. 1850's?) are probably both buried with other family members in the BAILEY family plot, which was located near the residence on the above referenced property.

      END OF JOHN LAND NOTES
    Person ID I3371  Johnson & Hanson
    Last Modified 5 Nov 2017 

    Family Elizabeth "Betsy" COPELAND,   b. Abt 1778, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1860, Carroll Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 82 years) 
    Married
    • Before 1800 in South Carolina
    Children 
    +1. William C. BAILEY,   b. 1798, SC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Mar 1873, Carroll county GA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
    +2. Sarah "Sallie" BAILEY,   b. 1806, Anderson, Pendleton District, SC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1858, Columbus, Muscogee County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
     3. Hannah H. BAILEY,   b. 12 Sep 1807, Anderson, Pendleton District, SC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Dec1883, Carroll County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Mary Jane "Polly" BAILEY,   b. 12 Aug 1809, Anderson, Pendleton District, SC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jul 1849, Carroll County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years)
     5. Jane BAILEY,   b. Abt 1810, SC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1852, Carroll County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 41 years)
     6. Charles G. BAILEY,   b. Abt 1812, SC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1880, San Joquine Co., CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 69 years)
     7. John Brown BAILEY,   b. 15 Dec 1814, SC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Dec 1891, Tulare Co., CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     8. Nancy Elizabeth BAILEY,   b. Abt 1817, SC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1860 and 1870, Carroll County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 43 years)
    +9. Francis Marion BAILEY,   b. Abt 1819, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1870, Carroll Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 52 years)
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2007 
    Family ID F1228  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Bailey Family Cemetery (Now referred to as Sparks Cemetery) Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth