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over, Massachusetts, June, 1752, and his widow
died March 2, 1753. He was "a man of in-
fluence in the towns."- Children: i. Jane,
born June 30, 1701. 2. John, May 23, 1703.

3. Jacob, December 13. 1706. 4. Israel
(Capt.), May 13, 1708, married, November
12, 1730. Zeziah Perry, descended from
Bridgewater and Scituate family. 5. Abigail,
February 4, 1712-13. married. May 2, 1733,
John Bates. 6. Sarah, 1714, married, March

4, 1731, Thomas Jenkins. 7. Deborah, 1715,
married, 1738, Jeremiah Rogers. 8. and 9.
Hannah and Rachel, 1719. (The latter mar-
ried, 1741, James Rogers.) 10. Naomi, 1722,
married, 1741, Benjamin Curtis.

(V) John (4), eldest son of John (3) and
.-\bigail (Clapp) Bailey, was born in Hanover,



May 23, 1703, and married, April 11, 1723,
Elizabeth Cowen, who died April 12, 1778.
He died September 28, the same year. He was
a man of business talents and considerable en-
terprise. Was selectman of Hanover 1744.
Children: i. Elizabeth, born August 15, 1727,
married, December 12, 1748, Dr. Jeremiah
Hall, of Hanover, who settled in Pembroke, a
distinguished physician and member of pro-
vincial congress 1775. 2. John, October 30,
1730. 3. Joan or Jane, January 20, 1733,
married Thomas Hubbart, or Hobart, of Ar-
lington, July 5, 1750. 4. Seth, July 5, 1739.

(VI) John (5), eldest son of John (4) and
Elizabeth (Cowen) Bailey, was born in Han-
over, October 30, 1730, and married, October,
1750, Ruth Randall, born August 25, 1730,
died June 3, 1820. He died October 27, 1810.
He was selectman 1768-71 ; lieutenant-colonel
of Colonel John Thomas' regiment of King-
ston which marched to Roxbury, April, 1775,
and had charge of said regiment when Colonel
Thomas was commissioned as general officer;
1776 was chief colonel of the regiment in the
continental establishment, and held this rank
during the war. Later in life he kept a tavern
for a time. History records that "he was
second in command on Dorchester Heights in
1775 and afterward of important positions
near New York. September, 1776, his regi-
ment and two others were thanked by Gen-
eral Washington for gallant conduct, and
Washington picked out Bailey's men when he
resolved to make a sudden dash on the Hes-
sians at Trenton. New Jersey. The brigade
that Bailey was in occupied the centre in the
field of Saratoga." Colonel JoHn did not serve
through the war, as in 1780 he wrote Gen-
eral Washington, asking his discharge on ac-
count of ill health and domestic affairs. By an
act of congress, October, 1780, he was retired
on half pay, but it is supposed this was com-
muted, as he died a poor man. His wife is
said to have been a. remarkably handsome
woman who retained her beauty till her death
in extreme old age. Children of Colonel John
and Ruth (Randall) Bailey were: i. John,
born May 6, 1751. 2. Luther, September 14,
1752. 3. Ruth, November 8, 1754, married,
October 9, 1774, William Stockbridge. 4. Cal-
vin, January 21, 1761. 5. Lcbbens, moved to

Yarmouth, Maine, married Mvrick,

and was father of Rev. Rufus W., of Virginia.
6. Sage, married Dr. Gad Hitchcock, of Pem-
broke, July 9, 1778. 7. Betsy, married (first)
Tune 25, 1789, Rev, Ebenezer Davis, graduated
from Harvard in 1785, ordained Scituate,
1787, and died September 29, 1791. She mar-

ried (second) John Lucas, of Brookline, and
(third) Dr. Williams, of Deerfield, Connecti-
cut, where she died August 15, 1844. 8. Lu-
cinda, August 17, 1765, died August 15, 1844,
probably married James Lincoln, of Taunton.
9. Densilla, October 16, 1773. 10. Elathea,
October 16, 1773, died same year.

(VTI) Calvin, son of Colonel John (5)
and Ruth (Randall) Bailey, was born in Han-
cock, January 21, 1761, died in Bath, Maine,
August II, 1835. He married Sarah, daughter
of Colonel John and Hannah (Talman) Ja-
cobs, of Scituate, born December 15, 1764,
died at Hanover, November 24, 1846. Calvin
Bailey was a clockmaker, "an ingenious work-
man, upright in all his dealings." Children :
I. Lucinda, bojii July 11, 1794, married
Stephen Curtis, of Scituate, June 16, 1816;
she died 1818. 2. Bernard Calvin, May 17,
1796- 3- Edwin (Capt.), May 7, 1798, mar-
ried Ann T. Ingraham, of Portland, May,
1825; he died 1828. 4. and 5. Luther and
Martin, August 29, died August and Septem-
ber, 179 — . 6. Henry (Capt.), August 2, 1801,
married, January 16, 1832, Sarah Gardner, of
Hiram; lived in Quincy. 7. Ebenezer, July 5,
1803. 8. Sarah, August 20, 1S05, married
Lemuel Dwelley Jr., of Hanover, father of
Hon. Jedediah Dwelley.

(VHI) Bernard Calvin, eldest son of Cal-
vin and Sarah (Jacobs) Bailey, was born in
Hanover, May 17, 1796. He moved to Bath,
Maine, about 181 5, and married. May 21,
1820, Jane B., daughter of Samuel and Jane *^
D. (Barstow) Donnell, born in Hanover, May
3' 1797- He entered into business in Bath,
achieving success in navigation, merchandise
and manufacturing. Was elected mayor 1853-
54, and his administration was notable for the
needed improvement of the city streets. He
was one of the founders of the Marine Na-
tional Bank and its first president, which po-
sition he held until his death, June, 1876, aged
eighty years. He is described as "a very en-
terprising business man, honorable in his deal-
ings, of pleasing manners and a prominent
citizen, was much esteemed." Children: i.
Sarah J., born February, 1821, married George
Davis, of Portland, in 184 1. 2. Samuel Don-
nell. July 22, 1825. 3. Lucinda, May, 1829.

(IX) Samuel Donnell, son of Bernard C.
and Jane B. (Donnell) Bailey, was born in
Bath, July 22, 1825. He was Ws father's
partner in shipping and other branches of
business and succeeded him as president of
the Marine National Bank, to which business
he devoted himself exclusivel)^ He was mayor
in 1870, elected on the Citizen's ticket. Also



was president of the Steamboat Company, and
interested in other corporations. He was a
Mason and belonged to the Order of the Cin-
cinnati, as did his father. "Col. Samuel D.
Bailey was one of Bath's most esteemed citi-
zens." He married, in 1870; Susan J., daugh-
ter of James P. and Mary Ann (Clark) White,
of Belfast, Maine. They have no children.

(IX) Lucinda, youngest daughter of Ber-
nard C. and Jane B. (Donnell) Bailey, was
born in Bath, Maine, May, 1829, died January
6, 1907. All of her life she devoted to her
family, caring first for an invalid mother until
her death and then repeating the care in the
case of her sister until her life ended. She
was a woman of lovable nature and happy dis-
position ; always jovial, kind-hearted and char-
itable. She was one whose death was mourned
by a large circle of friends. In her will, which
was probated January 25, 1907, she made the
following bequests: Aged Couples" Home, $10,-
000; Old Ladies' Home, $10,000; City Poor
Fund, $10,000 ; establishment of hospital, $5,-
000; Grace Episcopal Church, $3,000; New
Church, $3,000 ; Patten Free Library, $2,000.
Balance of estate to provide for teaching in-
dustrial work in city schools, which fund is
now understood to amount to $60,000. In re-
gard to this last-named bequest, the will reads
as follows : "The income derived therefrom -
to be used annually by its school committee in
the establishment and maintenance of a school
to be called the 'Bailey School of Industries'
where minors of both sexes may be given free,
useful instruction in the mechanical arts and
the girls be especially instructed in sewing,
cooking and other accomplishments to make
them capable housekeepers and prudent man-
agers. I would like tITe name of the school
to remain as herein designated out of respect
to my father and my brother, each of whom
has been mayor of the city and (who) took
great interest in its industries and general wel-

(For ancestry see preceding sketch.)

(IV) William, fourth son of
B.A.ILEY John (2) and his first wife,

Sarah (White) Bailey, was born
at Scituate, Massachusetts, in February, 1685,
and died there August 11, 1745. In January,
1714. he married Judith, youngest daughter of
John Booth, who was in Scituate as early as
1656, and settled near the hill which now bears
his name. Judith (Booth) Bailey died Au-
gust 19. 1736, aged forty-five years. Chil-
dren: I. William. 2. Job, who died young.
3. Amasa, whose sketch follows. 4. Job. 5.

Judith, married Issachar Vinal in 1750. 6.
Abigail, married Caleb Pierce. 7. Mary, mar-
ried Nathaniel Turner in 1748. 8. Susanna,
married Thomas Curtis in 1759.

(V) Amasa, Xhnd son of Wilham and
Judith (Booth) Bailey, was born at Scituate,
Massachusetts, about 1719, but the date of his
death is unknown. He married (first) Eliza-
beth Bourne in 1748; and (second) Septem-
ber 29, 1763, Jael, daughter of Samuel and

• Hannah (Tileston) Cushing of Hingham,
Massachusetts, who was born at Hingham,
September 29, 1763. Two children of the
first marriage are recorded : Amasa, and Ab-
ner, whose sketch follows; and there were
probably others.

(VI) Abner, son of Amasa and Elizabeth
(Bourne) Bailey, was born at Scituate, Mas-
sachusetts, in 1752, and lived there all his life.

He married Bates, whom tradition says

was a remarkably capable and good woman.
Children: i. Abner (2), whose sketch follows.
2. Elizabeth, married Nathaniel Minot, of
Dorchester, Massachusetts. 3. Rebecca, mar-
ried Elijah Pierce, of Scituate. 4. Abigail,
married Nathaniel Pierce. 5. Sarah, married
Solon Nash. 6. Rowland. 7. Hepsibah. 8.
Martin, who died young.

(VII) Abner (2), son of Abner (i) and

(Bates) Bailey, was born at Scituate,

Massachusetts, in 1776, and died at Windsor,
Maine, December 14, 1851. On October 25,
1798, he married Polly Otis, of Scituate, who
died at Swanville, Maine, February 2, 1841,
aged sixty-five years and eleven months. Chil-
dren : I. Rufus Clapp, born in Scituate, Au-
gust 14, 1799, died at Portland, Maine, 1866;
was a Methodist minister ; married Abigail
Seavey : children : John, deceased ; Samuel,
Phebe A., Abbie S., Rufus, deceased ; Fannie,
deceased. 2. Martin, born in Scituate, Feb-
ruary 14, 1801, died at Searsport, Maine, Feb-
ruary 20, 1884; married (first) Mary Hous-
ton ; children : Louisa Jane, Rowland, de-
ceased ; Caroline Matilda, deceased ; married
(second) Abigail C. Pendleton; child, Mary
A. 3. Polly, born in Scituate, August 6, 1803,
died at Brooks, Maine, May 21, 1838; married
Paul Hayes ; children : Thomas, Abner Bailey,
Sarah Ann. George and Henry. 4. Samuel
Hatch, whose sketch follows. 5. George Little,
born in Scituate. December 27, 1808, died at
Brooks, Maine, 1893 ; married Sally Edwards ;
children : Myra, Lindley, James Riley, de-
ceased ; William, deceased ; and Fannie. 6.
.Abner born January 13, 181 1, died at Monroe,
Maine. April 7. i8g6; married (first) Nancy
Tenness; (second) Mrs. Elizabeth Smith ; chil-



dren : Francis J., Amos Otis, Clara, deceased;
John, and a boy who died in infancy. 7. Anna
Vinal, born in Leeds. Maine, February 9, 1813,
died at Searsmont, Maine, October 24. 1907;
married John Tliompson ; children : Edwin,
deceased ; Albert W. ; Mary Ann, deceased ;
Matilda; George; John, deceased; Martin B.
and Frank, deceased. 8. Sarah, born in Leeds,
Maine, July 9, 1815, died at Searsport, March
12, 1850; married John Shirley; children:
Myra, deceased; Maria, deceased; and a son.
who died in infancy. 9. Almira. born in
Frankfort, Maine, July 25, 1817. died at Sears-
mont, June 24, 1906; married (first) James R.
Stowers; children: Eliza Ann and James R.,
both deceased; married (second) Daniel Hol-

(VIII) Samuel Hatch, third son of Abner
(2) and Polly (Otis) Bailey, was born at
Scituate, Massachusetts, January 23, 1805, and
died in Monroe. Maine, April g, 1833. His
death was due to accidental drowning, caused
by falling from a bridge. He owned and con-
ducted a general store in the town in which he
lived. About 1830 Samuel Hatch Bailey mar-
ried Mary Ann Mayo, of Monroe, born Au-
gust 25, 1810. Children: i. Ebon Mayo, whose
sketch follows. 2. Ilollis Abner, born in Oc-
tober, 1832. 3. Mary Hatch, a posthumous
child, born in October, 1833. Mrs. Mary
(Mayo) ]?ailey married for her second hus-
band Hiram Porter, and died April 21, 1892.

(IX) Eben Mayo, eldest child of Samuel
Hatch and Mary Ann ("Mayo) Bailey, was
born at Searsport. Maine, October 11, 1831,
and died at Bangor. Maine, in August, i8g6.
He was but an infant when his father died, and
in 1838, at the age of seven years, he moved
to Orono, Maine, where he subsequently owned
a general store, which he conducted till 1892.
At that time he moved to Bangor, where he
bought and carried on a large farm till his
death, four years later. I*"ebruary 7, 1857,
Ebcn Mayo Bailey married Aiigeliiie M.,
daughter of Edward and Martha Mansfield.
Children: i. Grace Maude, married George
A. Stetson, and died April 11. igo8. 2. Ed-
ward Mansfield, now living in New York. 3.
Guy Percy, whose sketch follows. 4. Ange-
line M., who died in infancy.

(X) Guy Percy, second son of Eben Mayo
and Angeline M. (Mansfield) Bailey, was born
at Orono, Maine, October 28, 1863. and was
educated in the local schools. In 1885 he en-
tered upon business life as a clerk for the firm
of E. RIansfield and Company, of which his
maternal grandfather was the head. Upon
the death of the latter in 1893, Guy P. Bailey

took up his third interest in the firm, which
he has maintained ever since. This establish-
ment manufactures cant-dogs and lumbermen's
supplies, with mills at Orono, and an office at
Bangor. Mr. Bailey belongs to the Odd Fel-
lows, is a Republican in politics, and attends
the Congregational church. On September 10,
1895, he married Minnie, daughter of Oscar
F. and Martha A. \'annah, of Marlborough.
Maine. Children: i. Doris A., born August
I, 1896. 2. Frances, September 6, 1897, died
September 20. 1898. 3. Roljcrt W., October
24, 1899. 4. Jasper \'annah, January 5, 1905.

(For preceding generations see Thomas Bayley I.)

(\') Jacob, second son of John
BAILEY (3) and Abigail (Clapp) Bailey,
was born December 13. 1706. in
Hanover, and made his home in that town.
No record appears of his death. He mar-
ried (first) June 10, 1728, Ruth Palmer, and
had a second wife whose maiden name was
Hatch. Children born of first wife were :
Jacob, Ruth, Charles, Steven, Hannah and

.(\'I) Jacob (2), eldest child of Jacob (i)
and Ruth (Palmer) Bailey, was born January
29, 1729, in Hanover, and late in life re-
moved to the state of Maine, probably accom-
panying some of his children. lie located in
Leeds, Androscoggin county. There is some
evidence that he married first in Hanover a
Titcomb. The family record states that he
married Sarah Berry, who was probably a
second wife.

(\TI) Ezekiel, second son of Jacob (2) and
Sarah (Berry) Bailey, was born September i.
1793, in Leeds, Androscoggin county, Maine,
and was brought up on his father's farm and
became accustomed to the strenuous life led by
the early pioneers. His opportunity for school
attendance was very slight, and he left home
when eighteen years of age and located in
W'inthroj). Kennebec county, where he engaged
in farming, the only business that he knew.
He afterwards became a manufacturer of oil-
cloth at Winthrop. in which he was successful
and was succeeded by his sons. He was a
member of the Society of Friends, by inheri-
tance, and his upright life and worthy char-
acter made him an influential member of the
community. Besides filling various town offi-
ces, he represented his district in the state leg-
islature and lived to the advanced age of eighty
years, dying in 1873. He married. September
28. 1814. Hannah, daughter of Daniel (2)
Robbins. of Winthrop. She died July 28.
1828, and Mr. Bailey married in 1830 her



sister Mary. The first wife was the mother
of four children : Daniel, Robbins, Moses,
Charles Martin and George; and the second
wife was the mother of John, Albert E. and
WilHam P.

(VIII) Moses, second son of Ezekiel and
Hannah (Robbins) Bailey, was born Decem-
ber 1 8, 1817, in Winthrop, and was brought
up on his father's farm, being employed a
portion of the time in the oilcloth factorv. At
the age of sixteen he went to a Friends' school
in Providence, Rhode Island, where he took
a three years' course of study, spending his
vacations during the summer seasons in "help-
ing out with the labors of the farm and fac-
tory. In 183S, in partnership with his brother,
Charles M., he purchased the oilcloth factory
established by his father, and their industry
and sound business management caused the
establishment to grow to large proportions.
Two years afterward Moses Bailey sold his
interest to his brother and erected an exten-
sive factory at Winthrop Center, which he
operated alone with great success until it was
destroyed by fire in 1870. He rebuilt and con-
ducted the factory until a few years later. On
account of impaired health he retired from
active labors for a time, and in 1875 he pur-
chased an oilcloth factory in Camden, New
Jersey, which he enlarged and improved and
placed in charge of his nephew, Lincoln D.
Farr. In the meantime he had opened an oil-
cloth and carpet store in Portland, Maine, in
company with J. S. Marrett, under the style
of Marrett, Bailey & Company, and this en-
terprise was carried forward successfully in
the charge of Mr. Marrett. Mr. Bailey main-
tained the general supervision of this estab-
lishment and the factory in Camden until his
■death, which occurred at his home in Winthrop
Center, June 6, 1882. At the time of his mar-
riage he began life in a humble way, accord-
ing to the custom of the Society of Friends.
In 1856 he erected a large modern and sub-
stantial dwelling at Winthrop Center, which
continued to be his home thereafter. Like his
father, he strictly adhered to the customs and
discipline of the Society of Friends, and was
clerk of the Winthrop Monthly Meeting for
twenty-two years. He was clerk of the Fair-
field Quarterly Meeting for thirteen years, and
the works of the society along the line of edu-
cation, temperance and peace found him a
ready and liberal contributor. He was mar-
ried in 1840 to Betsey, daughter of Reuben
Jones, of Winthrop. After a long illness, she
died March 21, 1867, and in October of the
followinar vear he was married to Hannah,

daughter of David and Letitia (Clark) John-
ston, of Plattekiil, Ulster county, New York.
(See Johnston VH.) She was the mother
of one son, mentioned below.

(IX) Moses Melvin, only child of Moses
and Hannah (Johnston) Bailey, was born Sep-
tember 30, 1869, in Winthrop. He is ex-
tensively engaged in the wholesale and retail
coal business in Portland, where he resides,
and the family are active and useful members
of the Society of Friends. He married, June,
1892, Lettie AL, daughter of Jackson Smith,
of Fairfield, Maine, and they are the parents
of'two sons: Moses and Philip.

The Johnston line is as follows: Johnston
is an old Scotch name, a modification of the
English name Johnson, and wherever this spell-
ing is found it marks its bearers as of Scotch
lineage. It is very widely represented in this
country, especially in Pennsylvania, by de-
scendants who came from northern Ireland
and are known as Scotch-Irish people.

(I) John Johnston and his wife. Euphame
(Scott) Johnston, resided in or near Pitlochie,
in Scotland. The wife was a daughter of
George Scott, Laird of Pitlochie, who brought
a large number of Scotch settlers to New
Jersey on the ship "Henry and Francis," in
December, 1685. He was subsequently a mem-
ber of the councils respectively of New Jer-
sey and New York, and for thirteen years
was a member of the New Jersey legislature,
from Middlesex, being speaker of the house
for ten years of this time.

(II) John (2), son of John (i) and Eu-
phame (Scott) Johnston, was born May 7,
1691, in New Jersey, and died September 6,
1731. He married. May 19, 1717, Elizabeth
Jamison, and they were the parents of : Eliza-
beth, John,tMary, Euphame, David, Thomas,
Jamison and Johanna.

(III) David, second son of John (2) and
Elizabeth (Jamison) Johnston, was born Jan-
uary 3, 1724, arid resided in New York. He
married. May 27, 1753, . Magdalen Walton,
daughter of Jacob and Mary ( Beekman ) W'al-
ton. They were the parents of : Mary, Eliza-
beth, Cornelia, John (died young), Magdalen,
John, David Jamison, Ann, Jacob and Eu-

(IV) David Jamison, third son of David
and Magdalen (Walton) Johnston, was born
July 16, 1766, and resided in New York, where
he died about the beginning of the nineteenth
century. He was a member and elder of the
Society of Friends.

(V) Thomas, son of David J. Johnston,
married Anna Terrell, said to be of French



ancestry, but probably of English lineage, and
has many spellings in the New England rec-
ords, such as: Tiirrcll, Terrall, Tirrell, Thur-
ill, Thurl and many other forms. Thomas
Johnston and wife lived in Bound Brook, New
Ter?ev. and were also members of the Society
of Friends.

{\T) David, son of Thomas and Anna (Ter-
rell) Johnston, was born in Bound Brook.
New Jersey, 1810. He attended the local
schools, and' learned the trade of tanner, which
was his occupation for several years. He was
located for many years at Plattekill, Ulster
county. New York. He became an ackn<f\vl-
edeed minister of the Society of Friends and
labored in that position throughout the greater
part of his life. He married Letitia Clark, a
descendant from Samuel (i) Clark, a mem-
ber of the Society of Friends, who came from
England in 1630 and settled at Stamford, Con-

( VH) Hannah, daughter of David and Leti-
tia (Clark) Johnston, was born July 5, 1839,
in Cornwall-on-the-Hud?on, tlie eldest child of
her parents. She was educated in a Friends'
boarding school and for nine years was em-
ployed as a teacher in the public schools of
New York state. In October, 1868, she be-
came the wife of Moses Bailey, of Winthrop,
Maine. (See Bailey VIII.) Upon the death
of her husband, in 1882, she assumed charge
of his extensive business and conducted it
with success for several years. In 1891 she
was made president of the Maine Women's
Equal Suffrage Association, and was released
from this ofiice at her own request, after filling
it with exceptional ability for a period of six
years. At the Columbian . Exposition at Chi-
cago in 1893, she was one of the judges in the
department of liberal arts, being -fippointed by
the board of lady managers. At the conven-
tion of the National Council of Women, held
in Washington, D. C, in 1893, she was elected
treasurer for a period of three years. She has
held similar positions of trust and responsi-
bility in the work of the Society of Friends,
and has represented the state of Maine at the
National Board of Charities and Corrections,
by the appointment of two successive govern-
ors. When the department of peace and in-
ternational arbitration was organized bv the
National in 1887, and in 1889 by the World's
Woman's Christian Temperance Union, Mrs.
Bailey was delegated the work of superintend-
ing it, and under her active- and intelligent
labors the peace department has been organ-
ized in thirty-three states, and has been a po-
tential factor in the sessions of the world's

peace congresses held since its organization.
This department, in connection with other
peace societies of the world, observes the third
Sabbath of December in each year as peace
Sunday. In promoting the interests of this
work, Mrs. Bailey has traveled extensively,
has visited most of the largest cities in Eu-
rope, Asia and Africa, besides the continent
of North America. The value of her labors
in behalf of mankind and the world's progress
is incalculable, and the bands of peace and
good will hope that she may be able to devote
many more years of labor to this arduous task.

Among the early Massachusetts
BAILEY families which have contributed
much to the moral, intellectual
and material development of New England and
the United States, this is numerously repre-
sented in Maine. It has been conspicuously
identified with scientific research and with all
the forces of human progress.

(I) Richard Bailey, the ancestor of a very
numerous progeny, was born about i6ig. and
is said to have come from Yorkshire, England.
According to "Coffin's History," he came from
Southampton, in the ship "Bevis," a vessel of
one hundred and fifty tons, commanded by
Robert Batten, being then at the age of fifteen

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