- From VIRGINIA GENEALOGIES & COUNTY RECORDS, Vol. 1, by Annie Walker Burns, 1941, Vol. 1, p. 22. Samuel was b. bef 1724, as he must have been of age in 1745, when a tract of 400 ac was patented to him. This land was in Goochland Co., one of the parent counties from which Albemarle Co. was erected in 1744. The land lay "on the head of Turpins Creek of Slate River." The patent was signed Sept 20, 1745. Two years later, on Oct 1, 1747, another patent was given to Samuel Bailey for 100 ac, in Albemarle Co. on the S side of the James River on Glovers Creek of Slate River. He sold this land on Feb. 13, 1749 to John Hunter for 8 lbs. (From THE BAILEY GENEALOGY.)
Albemarle County, VA - Survey for Samuel Bailey, 100 acres, 6-10-1744, ALB Deed Bk 1 p. 163
Albemarle County, VA - Samuel Bailey bought 134 ac on Green Creek from Thomas Jopling, 1758, witness Lee Harris, John Peter, Nathan Bond. Alb Deed Bk 2 p. 29
Albemarle County, VA 1785 Census
Name of Head of family, White Souls, Dwellings, Other buildings
Bailey, Samuel 2 2 2
References: (1) skfbell1.gen and (2) Linda Jo Payne-Gatch.
Will Bk 3 pg 307...will of Samuel Bailey...give my plantation to son William Bailey...other children John Bailey, Lucy Staton, Samuel Bailey, Thomas Bailey & Mary Lyon wr. 26 Feb 1796, proven May 1796..exor Capt Benj. Harris & Thomas Farrar. Witnesses John Farrar, Richard Farrar, Joseph Farrar, John Bailey Jr., Samuel Bailey say 13 Oct 1796 that this was his will.
Will of Samuel Bailey
Albemarle County, VA Will Book 3, Page 307
In the name of God, amen, I Samuel Bailey of the county of Albemarle being in -------- ------- remembrance but weak in body, do make and ordain this my last will and testament, in manner and form following.
Verily first I bequeath my soul into the hands of Almighty God hoping that through the mtorius oath of sufferings of my great ------ to gain free pardon and forgiveness for all my sins and offenses and my body to the grave be buried at the behest of my ------ ------ ------ and as for my worldly goods which Almighty God has bestowed upon me, I give and bestow them in the following Manner and form following.
Verily I give the home plantation where in I now live unto my son William Bailey and the remaining part of my estate after my debts are paid to be equally divided amongst my surviving children, namely John Bailey, Lucy Staton, Samuel Bailey, Thomas Bailey, and Mary Lyon, William Bailey and I leave my son John Bailey, Capt. Benjamin Harris and Thomas Farrar my Executors to execute this my last will and testament and my will is that if my son William Bailey should die without heirs that the land to go to John Bailey's son James Bailey and if he should die with out heirs then to go to John Bailey's son Samuel Bailey.
As witness my hand and seal this 26th day of Feb. 1796
Samuel X Bailey
John Bailey, Jr.
We the legeties of Samuel, deceased, being fully satisfied that the within is a true copy of our deceased father's will (the will being probated by these presents give free concent that on its being proved to be so) the same shall be received and recorded in such as witnesses our hand this the 13th day of October anno domo 1796
Teste: John X Bailey
Richard Farrar mark
Thomas X Bailey
Samuel X Bailey
Lucy X Staton