Marshall Bailey (1843-1922)


History of the Fifth West Virginia Cavalry
Formerly the Second Virginia Infantry and of Battery G, First West Va. Light Artillery
by Frank S. Reader
New Brighton, PA, 1890

Scouting Service, pages 251-252

Marshall Bailey was born in Taylor county, Va. March 10, 1843, his father being engaged in farming. In the summer he worked on the farm and attended school during the winter. He read history a great deal and became so interested in the early struggles of his country, and so imbued with the military spirit, that he acquired a strong desire to be a soldier. The opportunity came with the breaking out of the rebellion, and he became a member of Company B, at the early age of 18. He served faithfully during his term of three years, was one of the most active of the scouts, and received his discharge in the summer of 1864, retiring with credit and a most honorable record. He attended school during 1865 and 1866, engaged in teaching, following that calling until he was married, March 30, 1868. He then returned to the farm, and has since been engaged in that occupation. He has two sons and one daughter. In 1878 he removed to a farm in Harrison county, where he is an honored citizen, attending to all the duties of civil life as faithfully as he did those of military life.

Marriage Register, Book 0 (1853-78) Taylor County, page 81
Marshall Bailey - age 25, born in Taylor Co. Va; son of James & Elizabeth A. Bailey
& Rebecca A. Clark - age 23, born in Lewis Co. Va; dau of Robert H. & Susanna Clark
were married March 30, 1868 in Taylor County, WV

Deaths - Volume 6 Taylor County (1920-1923), Page 19
District No. 4641, Series No. 19
Full-Name: Marshall Bailey
Date-of-Death: June 18, 1922
Place-of-Death: Flemington
Date-of-Birth: March 10, 1843
Birthplace: West Va.
Marital-Status: Widowed
Age-at-Death: 79y-3m-7d
Occupation: Retired Farmer
Father: James Bailey, born in Virginia
Mother: Anna Rightmire, born in Virginia
Informant: G. F. Clark, Flemington, W.Va.
Cause-of-Death: Apoplexy
Place-of-Burial: I.O.O.F. Cemetery
Undertaker: McGlumphy Bros., Flemington, W.Va.


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