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Below is a family biography included in The History of Pulaski County, Missouri published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1889.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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Andrew R. Bailey, postmaster of Bailey, and a successful farmer of Pulaski County, Mo., was born in Mahoning County, Ohio, in 1842, and is the eighth of ten children born to the union of David and Elizabeth (Early) Bailey, who were of Scotch and Irish descent, born in Connecticut and Pennsylvania in 1800 and 1804, and died in Ohio in 1862 and 1872, respectively. The father was a farmer, and became a resident of Ohio in 1805, and he and wife were worthy and consistent members of the Presbyterian Church. Andrew R. Bailey received his early education in Coitsville, Ohio, and remained with his parents until the breaking out of the war, when he enlisted in Company C, Fifty-seventh Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers, and after participating in the siege of Yorktown, the battles of Williamsburg and Fair Oaks, being wounded in the latter engagement, he received his discharge in December, 1862, and returned home, where he was married in 1864 to Miss Artie M. Brownlee, who was born in Coitsville, Ohio, in 1847. Her parents, Thomas and Martha Brownlee, were of Scotch descent. To Mr. and Mrs. Bailey were born five children: Preston T., Mattie, Carrie L., Lester M. and Jennie E. In 1865 Mr. Bailey removed with his family to Mercer County, Penn., and in 1876 immigrated to Missouri, locating in Pulaski County, where he owns a fine farm of 417 acres. He has 125 acres under cultivation, and is in a prosperous condition financially. He votes the Republican ticket, and in 1864, while residing in Ohio, was elected to the office of assessor, holding the position one term, and after moving to Pennsylvania was elected to the same office, which he held three consecutive terms. In 1880 he was appointed census enumerator for Roubideaux and Piney Townships, in Pulaski County, and in 1879 was made postmaster of Bailey Post-office, which received its name from him. He and wife and three children are members of the United Presbyterian Church.

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This family biography is one of 80 biographies included in The History of Pulaski County, Missouri published in 1889.  For the complete description, click here: Pulaski County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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