William Bailey, presumably born at or near Sheffield, England circa 1785. Spouse's name is Mary (maiden name unknown).
According to a newspaper article talking about daughter Ann's longevity it mentions that Ann's father, William, was an 8-year veteran of the Napoleonic campaign, including the battle of Waterloo. William died 1855 and Mary died 1859. William and Mary are buried at Mound Rest Cemetery, Cortland, DeKalb Co., IL.
They had 9 children, all born in Sheffield, England: 1) George*, born May 17, 1817 2) John, born July 27, 1819 3) William*, born September 09, 1821 4) Charlotte*, born September 07, 1824 5) Julia, born June 01, 1827 6) Alfred, born July 09, 1829 7) Mary, born June 02, 1832 8) Frederick*, born April 04, 1837 9) Ann*, born August 04, 1839
Those children marked (*) survived their first few years and came to America with their parents in 1843, settling in DeKalb Co., Illinois.
Ann Bailey married Archibald Cone, Jr. (they are my gg-grandparents) and eventually moved to Buena Vista Co., Iowa in 1882.
OK, military buffs...how does one go about searching for lists of regiments that served in the British Army, particularly those present at Waterloo? Are there lists of soldiers who served? Any on-line resources? Please help. Thanks.