I see on the 1900 Township 2 South Range 7 East, Chickasaw Nation, Oklahoma census your: George W. Bailey was born May 1860 AR; father born TN mother born KY; and George was widowed on the 1900 census.His wife was born MO.
Children born 1887 and 1888 in TX; child born 1890 Indian Territory; child born 1984 in TX; then last child born 1896 in Oklahoma.I am not listing names, etc. because it appears from your posting you already have that information.
I did not see anything in 1880 that appeared to match Ruth Ellen Cannon.
But this listing might be for George W. Bailey considering the age and birth state of AR match.It shows father and mother born KY when only the mother is listing born KY on the 1900 census.If this is the right parents for him, it would give you a county (Collin) to start looking for information.
Good Luck, Billie Nichols-Bennett
1880 Census Place: Precinct 3, Collin Co., Texas Source: FHL Film 1255296National Archives Film T9-1296Page 135C Relation Sex Marr Race Age Birthplace Sarelda BAILY Self F W W 59 KY Occ: Keeping House Fa: KY Mo: KY O. G. M. BAILY Dau F S W 31 IN Fa: KY Mo: KY M. C. BAILY Dau F S W 26 IL Fa: KY Mo: KY J. M. BAILY Son M S W 22 AR Occ: Works On Farm Fa: KY Mo: KY G. W. BAILY Son M S W 20 AR Occ: Works On Farm Fa: KY Mo: KY F. S. HATLEY Other M S W 2 TX Fa: TN Mo: AR