- 1783 Amherst Co, Virginia census - 5 Whites, 5 Blacks
1785 Amherst co, Va census - 9 whites
1787 Amherst co, Va Tax List "A", First District
NAME W M 17/20 B abv 16 B un 16 Horses Cattle
John Bailey, self 0 3 2 4 19
1810 Nelson Co, VA Census - John Bailey, 10011/00101
1820 Nelson Co, VA Census - John Bailey, 000001/00001
Notes taken from book, History of Putnam County West Virginia Volume II by The Upper Vandalia Historical Society Copyright 2001 by William D.
"John Bailey was drafted in Albemarle County in 1777 under Capt. Landon Jones and Lt. James Wood and was attached to the First VA Regt. under Colonel Nelson, later drafted under Capt. John Harris and Lt. Ralph Thomas. Third draft was under Capt. Mark Leake and Lt. John Warton. He resided in Kanawha County in 1833."
Albemarle Declaration 21 Apr. 1779 "We whose name are hereunto subscribed do swear that we renounced and refuse all allegiance to George the King of Great Britain and that we will be faithful and bear true allegiance to the Commonwealth of Virginia as a free and independent state.We swear to oppose and, if discovered, make known to the authorities all treasons or traitorous conspiracies.. against this or any of the United States of America So help us God."
Signed: Jo. Bailey ( also a long list of patriots)
Nelson Co. Deed Book 1, page 404
This Indenture made the twenty second day of February, 1812, between John Bailey and Frances his wife and several (unreadable) of the one
part and Samuel S. Perkins & Fanny his wife of the other part, witnesseth that the said John Bailey and wife and Samuel Anderson for an in
consideration of the sum of 40 dollars paid to them in hand have granted, bargained and sold and by these presents do grant, bargain and sell unto the said Samuel Perkins and Fanny his wife and to their heirs or assigners forever one certain tract or parcel of land lying and being on the waters of Hickory Creek in Nelson Co. and containing by a late survey forty acres more or less and bounded as follows (various surveying measurements listed).
To have to to hold the aforesaid tract or parcel of land to the said Samuel Perkins and Fanny his wife and their heirs forever and the said
John Bailey and Frances his wife & Samuel Anderson for themselves and their heirs doth conversant with the said Samuel Perkins and Frances
his wife and their heirs that the said John Bailey and Frances his wife, and Samuel Anderson and their heirs aforesaid tract of land together with
all and (?) the apurtenances thereto belonging to the said John Bailey and Frances his wife and Samuel Anderson their heirs and assignees shall
and will warrant and forever defend. In witness whereof the said John Bailey and Frances his wife and Samuel Anderson have here unto set their
hands and all of their seals the day and year above written.
signed John & Frances Bailey
In presence of: Samuel Anderson
At a court held for Nelson Co. the 24th day of Feb., 1812, this deed of Bargain and sale was proved in court by the oaths of Terisha Bailey,
Samuel Bailey, Thomas Thurmond sustaining witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded.
Signed Spotswood Garland Clerk
Will of John Bailey dated March 21, 1821 proved Oct. 27, 1923--Nelson County, VA
In the name of God Amen, I John Bailey, of Nelson Co., VA and State of Virginia being of sound mind and memory and calling to mind the uncertainty of life doth hereby make my last will and testament hereby revoking all other wills by me hereto made.
Item: My will and desire is that all my just debts be paid and satisfied by my executors hereinafter named, as early after my decease as convenient.
Item: My will and desire is that all my slaves and my five(5) lands be divided into five equal lots, and that my sons John Bailey Jr., Samuel Bailey, Tershia Bailey, James Bailey, and my daughter Jane Smith be entitled each to one fifth part of the whole, or one lot so laid off and divided. It is understood that my beloved wife Francis Bailey have titled to and enjoy the whole during her natural life, and it is further my will that my negro woman Fanny, shall have liberty of choosing her master or mistress at valuation and to be accounted for in the allotment aforesaid.
Item: It is further my will and desire that my beloved wife Francis Bailey hold and enjoy all balance and residue of my Estate, both real and personal (After payment of my just debts and funeral expenses) for and during her natural life, and that so soon after her death, in case she shall be the longest liver, that the whole thereof be sold upon such terms as my executors who shall be then living think most beneficial,and thereof divided into five equal parts and that my aforesaid 5 children to-wit, John Bailey Jr., Samuel Bailey, Tershia Bailey, James Bailey, and Jane Smith, or their legal representatives in case of death of them have title thereto, and receive and enjoy the same to their use and behoof forever.
Item: It is my will and desire that my son Elisha Bailey and my daughter Betsey Turner to receive no part of my Estate what ever, as I have heretofore given them as much as I think my other children will receive, all which I have heretofore given them I do hereby ratify and confirm.
Item: I do hereby give and convey unto my 5 said children to-wit John Bailey Jr., Samuel Bailey, Tershia Bailey, James Bailey, and Jane Smith the property herein conveyed to them to take effect after the death of my beloved wife Francis Bailey a full and complete title to them and their heirs forever.
Item: I do hereby consitute and appoint my son Terisha Bailey and my son-in-law Charles Smith my executors, My beloved wife Francis executrix of this my last will and testament with request that they carry the same into execution. Given from under my and hand and seal at my own house in Nelson Co. VA this 2nd day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand and eight hundred and twenty.
John X Bailey, Sr. (Seal)
"In testimony whereof we, Charles Perrow, James P. Garland, and
Clairborne Jones have hereunto subscribed our names at the request of the
said John Bailey, Sr., James P. Garland, Clairborne Jones, Charles
Perrow, Alexr. Blain, William Nalley
Teste: S. P. Garland, Clerk"