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1883 History of
Franklin and Cerro Gordo Counties, Iowa


JOHN G. BAILEY is an early settler of Cerro Gordo county. He resides on section 33, Portland township, and now owns 160 acres. He was born in Cambridgeshire, England, May 22, 1838. His parents were John and Phoebe BAILEY. About the year 1853 his father's family came to the United States, and settled in McHenry Co., Ill., where the father died in 1866, and the mother in 1881. There were eleven children in his father's family - Phoebe, now Mrs. ANDREWS; Amelia, now Mrs. James COLEMAN; Ruth, now Mrs. John SUTTON; John G., Mary Ann, deceased; Richard, who enlisted in Company H, 95th Illinois, was wounded at the battle of Vicksburg, and was afterwards killed in the battle of Guntown, Mississippi; Frederick, Hattie, now Mrs. Abner R. STILSON; Emma, now Mrs. C. R. FRANKLIN; Charles and Fuller.

John G. BAILEY enlisted in 1862 in Company H, 95th Illinois, and served three years. On his return from the war he married Miss L. L. STILSON, daughter of S. S. and Eleanor STILSON. They have two daughters - Lillie and Ella.

SOURCE: History of Franklin and Cerro Gordo Counties, Iowa. p. 920. Union Publishing Co. Springfield IL. 1883.

Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, February of 2011



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