Thanks so much for your prompt reply.Would you happen to know anything about him being an Auctioneer?I found a web posting regarding the disposal of a William McRee's estate in 1860 where O H P Bailey was named as parish auctioneer. Thanks again for the information you've provided.I still have no clue who his parents are. Tom, from El Paso, had provided some information from Linda (was that you>?) onbuying land in florida in 1856. One of his questions- why she would be buried next to Mr Bailey after remarrying another man after his death?