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Below is a family biography included in The History of Darke County, Ohio published by W. H. Beers & Co. in 1880.  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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JAMES BAILEY, retired farmer and stock-raiser, Sec. 4; P. O. Stelvidio; was born in Bedford Co., Penn., June 16, 1814; his father, William Bailey, was born in Pennsylvania June 20, 1776, and married Mary Imel; she was born in Maryland June 20, 1782, and now resides in Preble Co., Ohio; he died April 13, 1861. James, the subject of this sketch, moved to Darke Co. in the fall of 1839, and lived in Brown Township until he moved to where he now resides, in Richland Township, and has always followed his present avocation. He married Mary Ann Teegarden Sept. 24, 1839, in Greenville; she died ____(?) by this union were ten children, viz.: Julia Ann, born Sept. 16, 1840; Catherine, born Dec. 29, 1841 (deceased); William H., born Jan 1, 1844 (deceased); John F., born Oct. 6, 1845 (deceased); Stephen H., born July 18, 1847; Moses E., born July 25, 1849 (deceased); Mary, born Nov. l, 1851 (deceased); Paulina, born Dec. 25, 1852; Ann M., born March 7, 1855; Asberry B., born March 14, 1857. His second marriage was with Mrs. Julia Ann Coppess, widow of Daniel Coppess, who died June 10, 1858; Mr. and Mrs. Coppess were married April 7, 1850, and had five children, viz.: Martin D., born March 3, 1851; Erven, born Aug. 17, 1852 (deceased); Allen, born June 18, 1854; Rhoda A., born July 20, 1856, and Mary C., Feb. 1, 1859. Mr. Bailey’s marriage with Mrs. Coppess occurred April 28, 1862; she was a daughter of Sebastian Martin, and was born Feb. 29, 183_; by this union seven children were born, viz.: Isabelle and Presetta M., born Oct. 15, 1863; Harvey F., born Sept. 15, 1866 (deceased); Cordelia, born Jan. 16, 1868; Minola R. B., born July 15, 1875; two died unnamed. Mr. Bailey owns a fine farm of 249 acres, and a good home.

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This family biography is one of 659 biographies included in The History of Darke County, Ohio published in 1880 by W. H. Beers & Co.  For the complete description, click here: Darke County, Ohio History and Genealogy

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