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The BAILEY Family


This column is part of a feature series which focuses on a different Centre County family.

This column's focus is on BAILEY. An effort has been made to identify all persons carrying that name in the 1890 U.S. Census, using the Centre County business directory which was formed from a preliminary review of that census before the larger set of 1890 U.S. Census records was destroyed by fire. (Sadly, the postal directory does not typically provide the ages of females, but it's the best record we've got).

Two books in the Pennsylvania Room of the Centre County Library in Bellefonte apparently deal with the Bailey family. They are: Anita Bailey Wallace's Bailey and Gardner Families of Centre County, Pennsylvania (1983) and Anita Bailey Wallace's Bailey History with Branches of Laird, Wallace, Hemphill, Ross, Gardner, Saunders (Tulsa, Okla., 1973).

There are 44 different first-name entries for Bailey in John Blair Linn's History of Centre and Clinton County (1883). In addition, there are many references to the name in Beers' Commemorative Biographical Record of Central Pennsylvania (1898).

And, now, your ancestors' BAILEY neighbors in 1890:

In BELLEFONTE Borough:

Eliza--201 E. Lamb
	Newton S., 34

In COLLEGE Township:

David, 42, laborer--State College
Thomas S., 38, blacksmith--State College
	Mary E.
	Edgar W. 9
	Maud M.
	Susanna
	Nancy M.
	Mary E.

In FERGUSON Township:

John G., 46, farmer--Fairbrook
	Minnie E.
	Frank W. 19
	John H. 16
	Mary M.
William H., 54, farmer--Pine Grove Mills
	Mary C.
	George 22
	Alexander 20
	John C. 18
	Nancy
	Mary 
	Paul 11

In HALFMOON Township:

Flora--Loveville
William T., 43, gunsmith--Stormstown
	Alice
	Howard F. 14
	Elizabeth N.
	Nancy J.
	Ella G.
	Abram M. 18
	Carrie
	Emma M.
	Annie M.
	William T. 7

In HARRIS Township:

Samuel H., 51, farmer--Boalsburg
	Rachael E.
	H.C. 18
	Maggie
	Nannie
	Baby 6 mos.

In MILES Township:

John, 70--Madisonburg
	Rebecca

In PENN Township:

Katie E.--Millheim
Louis F., 27, farmer--Millheim
	Nora I.
	Charles B. 3
Sallie S.--Millheim
William H., 31, farmer--Millheim
	Amanda

In RUSH Township:

Archibald, 38, laborer--Philipsburg
	Mary E.
	Edward M. 13
	Harry F. 10
	Walter 8
	Archibald 5
	Frederick 2