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Harriet C. Bailey
Grand Meadow Twp.

Mrs. Harriet C. Bailey was born in St. Louis, Mo., in December, 1827. Her father moved to St. Charles, Mo., in the early part of 1828. and died in 1841 in that place. She came to Clayton County in January, 1845. She was married to P.G. Bailey in 1848. Mr. Bailey, whose sketch is given in detail in another chapter, had come to Clayton County in 1846. He and his brother, Jesse Bailey, built a mill in Mallory Township. He sold out his interest in the spring of 1852. He lived the latter part of his life in Grand Meadow Township, where his family now reside. The family home is on section 14, and is one of the oldest houses in the township. It was here that the first township election was held. Mr. Bailey died Oct. 21, 1878. They had six children-- Willie (now in Dickinson County) Samuel, Emily, Eliza, Louisa and Fannie, all at home except the first. Mrs. Bailey is not a member of any church. Her sons vote the Republican ticket. Mrs. Bailey is the daughter of Samuel Clark, who was born in Princeton, Mass., March 4, 1800.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 826
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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