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Carroll County Cemeteries

Contributed by Richard Couch

FAMILY BIBLE of Bela Clapp Bailey, Jr. & Betsey Ann (Bailey)
“The Holy Bible, Containing The Old And New Testaments: Together With The Apocrypha…, Buffalo: Published By Phinney & Co. 1852.” Bible, approx. 10”w x 11.5”l x 3” thick, given me by cousin Beverly Bailey Cogan, a direct descendant through Ollis Bailey. Spelling, dates, etc., as in Bible.



Bela Bailey & Betsey Rich Married February 1st 1808
NOTE: Louis Bailey’s source says m. 05 Feb 1808, Shoreham, Addison, Vermont. “A Genealogical Register of The Early Families of Shoreham, Vermont, 1761-1899,” by Susan Holt MacIntire and Sanford Stowell Witherell. 1992 Supplement, same authors, Shoreham, Vermont, 1992.

Bela Clapp Bailey & Zilpha Susann Atherton Married Jan 3rd 1842
NOTE: Zilpha Susanna.

Bela Clapp & Betsey Ann Bailey Married Nov 9th 1844


Bela Capp (sic) Bailey Born December 24th 1817

Zilpha Susanna Athirton Born March 8th 1825

Orville son of B C & Z S Bailey born Jan 8th 1843

Susann Daughter of BC & Z S Bailey Born July 12th 1844

Betsey Ann Bailey Born February 6th 1825

Ollis son of B C & B A Bailey born Feb 22 1846
NOTE: DC says d. 22 Feb 1842, 1850 Census shows age 04.

Edward son of B C & Betsey A Bailey born Aug 23 1847

Rollin son of B.C. & B.A. Bailey born Sept 10th 1852

Frank son of BC & B A Bailey born Sept 12th 1855

Emma daughter of BC and Betsey Ann Bailey Born – Jan 28 – 1861
NOTE: Written in hand unlike previous entries which give appearance of having been written at one sitting, but long ago, with very fine pointed pen.


Zilpha Susana Bailey Departed this life July 13th 1844

Susanna Bailey Departed this life July 28th 1844
NOTE: Written number in Bible could be 29th . Cemetery record transcription from Carroll Co. IL Gen Soc says infant Bailey (now we know that’s Susanna) lived 17 days.

Bela and Betsey Bailey Bible cont.
DEATHS. Cont. Ages after death info appears done much later. Beverly Cogan thinks perhaps Retta Bailey McGuire, A daughter of Ollis who long outlived the rest of Ollis’ family.

NOTE: This blurb orig at top of this pg—ah, so what, I’m not Mr. Format.

Orville Bailey Departed this life Apr 17th 1860 17’

G. Rollin Bailey. Dept. this Life Oct 19 – 1874 22 yrs –
NOTE: Actually C. Rollin

Emma Bailey. Departed this life Apr. 28 – 1862 2 yrs

Frank Bailey. Dept. this life Sept 15 (16?) 1881. 26 yrs –

Edward Bailey. – Dept this life Nov 20 1886 39 yrs –

B. C. Bailey. Dept. this life Feb – 19 – 1888
NOTE: The day, clearly written 19, is not correct.

Betsy Ann Bailey – Depart this life Feb. 12th 1906 - 81

Ollis Bailey. Depart this life – Apr 7th 1926.

END OF TRANSCRIPTION by Richard Allen Couch 03 March 2005.

PS: Odd formatting is result of various changes. Nothing’s fancy at my price.