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Below is a family biography from the book, History of Kentucky, Edition 7 by J. H. Battle, W. H. Perrin and G. C. Kniffin and published by F. A. Battey Publishing Company in 1887.  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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WILLIAM S. BAILEY, Government store keeper at Carrollton, Ky., was born December 12, 1831, a son of Thomas and Mary A. (Dean) Bailey, natives of Carroll County. Stephen Bailey, paternal grandfather of our subject, was born on the bank of the Potomac River, in Maryland, and settled on the Ohio River, three miles east of Carrollton, Ky., about 1780; he married a Miss Adams, of Massachusetts, a relative of John Q. Adams. Thomas Bailey was a farmer and local preacher, and died in 1841. Capt. William Dean, the maternal grandfather of William S. Bailey, was also a native of Maryland, and settled on the Kentucky River eight miles from Carrollton, about 1780; he was captain of the State militia. Running on the flat boats to New Orleans, he came to Kentucky, by way of the Monongahela and Ohio Rivers, in flat boats, and he and Stephen Bailey were engaged in the early skirmishes of the Indians in Kentucky. William S. Bailey was reared in his native county, and July 8, 1861, he raised Company C, Twenty-eighth Mississippi Cavalry, at Vicksburg, of which company he was elected captain. He was wounded at Franklin, Tenn., and also took part in the battle at Nashville, and the long campaign against Sherman. In 1872 he returned to Carroll County, Ky., where he has since been a general stock dealer. In March, 1859, he married Miss Bettie Garnett, of Owen County, Ky., daughter of William H. Garnett. One child has been born to this union — Granville G. Mr. Bailey was appointed Government store-keeper in November, 1885. He owns 160 acres of land on the Kentucky River, eight miles from Carrollton, and is a member of the Masonic fraternity.

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This family biography is one of 46 biographies included in the Carroll County, Kentucky section of the book, The History of Kentucky, Edition 7 published in 1887 by F. A. Battey Publishing Company.  For the complete description, click here: History of Kentucky, Edition 7

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