Edward Bailey

M, #1128, b. 14 May 1825, d. 6 July 1889
Last Edited: 6 Sep 2011

Parents:

Father: Joseph Bailey1 b. 19 Feb 1796, d. 28 May 1883
Mother: Martha Lukens1 b. 9 Dec 1796, d. 9 Jul 1857

Family:

Anna Whitall b. 27 Jul 1833, d. 6 Nov 1919

Children:

Susan W. Bailey+15 b. 24 Jun 1853, d. 7 May 1932
Martha L. Bailey+9 b. 3 Mar 1855, d. 29 Apr 1919
Josephine Bailey+ b. 17 Jun 1857
Helen Bailey9 b. 20 Dec 1859, d. 30 Apr 1860
Emma Bailey+9 b. 11 Apr 1862, d. 25 Mar 1946
Edward Bailey9 b. 21 May 1863, d. 3 Aug 1863
Richard Whitall Bailey+9 b. 26 Mar 1865

Notes

  • Note*: Marriage certificate abstract, Philadelphia Northern District:
    Edward Bailey of Douglas Twp, Berks county, son of Joseph Bailey of the same place and Martha L. his wife, and Anna Whitall daughter of Joseph Whitall of Philadelphia and Sarah B. his wife; having declared intentions at Philadelphia Northern District; having consent of parents; married at Sixth Street meeting house, Philadelphia, 8th day of 6th mo 1852. First witnesses Joseph Whitall, Susan B. Whitall; next page Joseph Bailey, Martha L. Bailey.8
  • Note: Disowned from Society of Friends, Exeter Monthly Meeting 27th day 1st mo 1864 for joining Army.
    Restored in membership by request 25th of 4th mo 1888.

    Note that an Edward Bailey, perhaps the same person, age 41, enrolled at Bridesboro, Pa. [sic Birdsboro?] in the 42nd Infantry Regiment Pennsylvania Militia on 30 June 1863 as a Captain Company I, was appointed Regimental Quarter Master 6 July 1863, and mustered out with the rest of the unit 11 August 1863 at Reading as a Captain. The 42nd was one of the emergency militia units created as Lee crossed the Potomac. See Bates vol. 5, p. 1271, and see Penn. State Archives: Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866 Indexes.9,10
  • Note: US Census, Douglas Twp., Berks Co., Pa.:
    1850 (25) is in father's household

    US Census, Pottstown, Montgomery, Pa.:
    1860 (35) iron master, estate $40,000, with wife & 3 children
    1870 (45) iron master, his estate $25,000, wife's $22,500, with wife & 5 children

    US Census, Pottsgrove, Montgomery, Pa.:
    1880 (55) manager of iron work, with wife & 2 children11
  • Note: Will of Edward Bailey of Glasgow, Montgomery Co., Pa., written 1st May 1880, proved 12th August 1889. All property bequeathed to wife Ann W. Bailey. Wife executrix. Witnesses E.B. Thomas & Wm. H. Thomas. Montgomery Co. Wills, Book 19, p. 494-495. Abstracted by the compiler; viewed on FHL microfilm # 944,012.12
  • Note: Gravestone inscription, Edgewood Cemetery:
    "Anna W. Bailey 1833 - 1919
    Edward Bailey 1825 - 1889"13
  • Note: Abstracted from obituary in Montgomery Ledger 7/9/1889:

    Edward Bailey died at the residence of his son-in-law Edgar S. Cook in Pottstown, in his 65th year. He had resided some time with his son-in-law G. W. Nicolls, in West Philadelphia, but was brought to Pottstown a few days ago, quite ill.
    Edward Bailey was the son of Joseph and Martha Bailey, and was born in East Goshen township, Chester county, May 14th, 1825. He entered his father's office at Pine, and subsequently for six years, with his brother Charles L. Bailey, was associated with his father in the iron business, as Joseph Bailey & Sons. In 1857 he bought an interest in the Pottsgrove Iron Works, (now Potts Bros. Iron Company) which business was then conducted under the firm of Potts & Bailey; in 1862 he withdrew and was a member of the firm of E. & G. Brooke & Co., iron manufacturers at Birdsboro, about 18 months. In 1864, with Joseph Potts, Jr., he purchased the interest of Mr. Wootten in the rolling mill east of town, erected by William Mintzer and John E. Wootten, who built the first works, now owned by the Pottstown Iron Company. Mr. Bailey's push and enterprise caused a rapid increase in the size and capacity of the works, and enlisted a number of Philadelphia capitalists with him, and together they organized the Pottstown Iron Company, March 27, 1866. He was elected Treasurer and General Manager, and continued in that capacity for several years.
    In 1875 Mr. Bailey withdrew from his connection with the Pottstown Iron Company. He then became one of the leading members of the Glasgow Iron Company and a Manager and General Superintendent of the same. Three or four years ago he resigned the Superintendency, but was one of the Board of Managers of the Company, of which his son-in-law, Comly B. Shoemaker, is President; his brother, Joseph L. Bailey, Treasurer, and his son, Richard W. Bailey, Secretary. Since then he has been living a retired life.
    He was a member of the Town Council of Pottstown.14

Citations

  1. [S431] Society of Friends, Goshen Monthly Meeting. filmed at Dept. of Friends Records, 302 Arch St. Phila. FHL microfilm 20,461., II Births & Burials 1733-1884, p. 106, children of Joseph & Martha Bailey.
  2. [S455] Society of Friends. Exeter Monthly Meeting, Pa.; II Record of Births & Deaths, 1830 on. Filmed at Department of Friends Records, 302 Arch St. Phila. FHL microfilm 20459. Copy made after 1885., p. 44-45.
  3. [S444] Society of Friends, Philadelphia Monthly Meeting for the Northern District. Filmed at Dept. of Friends Records Phila. FHL microfilm 20,473., IV Marriage Certificates 1836-1907, marr. cert. of Edward Bailey & Anna Whitall.
  4. [S164] Genealogy of the Shoemaker Family of Cheltenham, Pennsylvania, by Benjamin H. Shoemaker, JB Lippincott Co Phil. 1903. Available on web at BYU via FHL catalog., #2174, p. 322.
  5. [S293] Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania. Register of Wills. filmed at Courthouse in Norristown. FHL microfilm series titled 'Wills, 1784-1907 ; Index, 1784-1942'., Index to Wills A-F, film 21552.
  6. [S294] Montgomery Ledger. Pottstown, Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania. Clippings from Mike Osiol., Obituary July 9 1889.
  7. [S365] Pottstown Area Necrology, Book 1, 1878-1899. compiled and arranged by Michael J. Osiol. printed by Masthof Press, Morgantown Pa 2006. Contains images of death notices from the Montgomery Ledger & Daily Pottstown Ledger newspapers. These notices were for deaths for the entire year in one notice, one line per person., p. 21.
  8. [S444] Society of Friends, Philadelphia Monthly Meeting for the Northern District. Filmed at Dept. of Friends Records Phila. FHL microfilm 20,473., IV Marriage Certificates 1836-1907, p. 112.
  9. [S455] Society of Friends. Exeter Monthly Meeting, Pa.; II Record of Births & Deaths, 1830 on. Filmed at Department of Friends Records, 302 Arch St. Phila. FHL microfilm 20459. Copy made after 1885., p. 52-53.
  10. [S516] The William Wade Hinshaw Pennsylvania Quaker Meeting Records; Vol II; Exeter Monthly Meeting. 1990, Selby Publishing and Printing, Kokomo IN, p. 2.
  11. [S485] US Census, viewed on Ancestry.com.
  12. [S293] Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania. Register of Wills. filmed at Courthouse in Norristown. FHL microfilm series titled 'Wills, 1784-1907 ; Index, 1784-1942'.
  13. [S178] Gravestone photos - from Mike Osiol.
  14. [S294] Montgomery Ledger. Pottstown, Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania. Clippings from Mike Osiol.
  15. [S454] Society of Friends. Evesham Monthly Meeting, New Jersey. Filmed at Department of Friends Records, 302 Arch St. Phila. FHL microfilm 20,458. Original records. Note that FHL microfilm 20,392 contains the first four items (not filmed as legibly) & two additional post-1827 items, presumably Hicksite., p. 52-53.