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BAILEY, Russell Z. 1838-1918

BAILEY, ROBISON, ROBINSON

Posted By: County Coordinator
Date: 8/19/2012 at 18:32:51

Russell Z. Bailey

Birth: July 27, 1838, Bedford, Cuyahoga County, Ohio

Death: February 2, 1918

Russell Z. Bailey was born in Ohio, on 27 July 1838. In 1850 his family moved from Ohio to DeKalb, Illinois. Eleven years after moving to DeKalb, at the outbreak of the Civil War, Russell became a Private in Battery G, 2nd Illinois Light Artillery. He served with Battery G until the end of his enlistment, on 4 October 1864.

In 1865 he married Cora Robison in Sycamore, Illinois. In 1866 he moved to Marble Rock, Iowa. In Marble Rock he became a very prosperous farmer, owning approximately 440 acres. It was said that in 1870 he built one of the best farm houses in Floyd County.

Russell and his wife had four sons named: Loey R. Bailey, Elroy B. Bailey, Leon A. Bailey, and Earl R. Bailey.

Russell's pension paperwork states that he died 2 February 1918.

Burial: Hillside Cemetery, Marble Rock, Floyd County, Iowa.

(Credit: P. DeGeorge)

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NOTE: It has been pointed out, by M. Moore, that
Russell is not buried at Marble Rock, Iowa.
According to Findagrave.com, he is buried in North Carolina:

Russell Z. Bailey
Birth 27 Jul 1838
Death 2 Feb 1918
Burial Chadbourn Cemetery Chadbourn, Columbus County, North Carolina

Findagrave Memorial ID: 20645060

Wife:
Cornelia M. Robinson Bailey 18451910

Children:
Elroy Byron Bailey 18711948
Leon A. Bailey 18741921
Earl Russell Bailey 18791960

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NOTE:
His wife, Cornelia, is also buried in North Carolina, per Findagrave.com:

Cornelia M. Robinson Bailey

Birth 4 Feb 1845 Harmony, Chautauqua County, New York

Death 21 Dec 1910 Chadbourn, Columbus County, North Carolina

Burial Chadbourn Cemetery Chadbourn, Columbus County, North Carolina, USA

Memorial ID 15620237

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