Re: Thomas Bailes/Montgomery Co. Va.
Dear Susan I have both of the books you mentioned plus many others. 1954 History of Nicholas county by William Brown, 1870's Nicholas Journal by the Rev. George Wilding, Ramsey Family History Vol.1 and 2, 3 obituary books with old obits., Nicholas County Mar.Records 1817-1903 Vol.1, 1903-1933 Vol. 2, by Wes Cochran, census Records for the entire county years 1820-1830-1840-1860-1870-1880,about 3/4 of 1850 and parts of 1900-1910-1920.All of the books have the Bailes family. Have you read the Early Court Records Kanawha Co.W.Va.1789-1803, microfilm#v150-0092.It has the following -Court held 4-9-1799- Ordered that Thomas Bails Sr. be appionted as overseer of the poor in the room of James Robinson./ Court held 7-14-1801- A deed from Philip Hall to Thomas Bailes was presented in Court and duly acknowledged./ Court held 9-8-1801- A deed of bargain and sale from Philip Hall to Thomas Bailes was presented in Court7 ordered recorded./ Court held 9-11-1801- Ordered that Benjamin Lemaster pay unto Thomas Bailes, Mary Boggs, and Mary Bailes 2 dollars and 12cents for 4 days attendance as witnesses for said Lemaster against David Robinson./Court held 10-13-1801- A deed of trust from Philip Hall to Thomas Bailes and Lewis Tackett was presented in Court& Continued for further proof./Court held 4-12-1803- Thomas Bailes is appointed overseer of the road from the forks of Peters Creek to Benjamin Lemasters in the room of James Robinson. I also have the mar. rec. for Kanawha Co. The ones with a star are children of Thomas and Mary Bailes - *Mary Bail & Joseph C. Moore 5-24-1804 / Nancy Bail & Basil Young 4-16-1817 /* Jane Bale(Bailes?)& Daniel Holliday 3-24-1804?-Jane Beal (Bell/Bailes?)& Daniel Holaday 5-16-1804/ Mary Bale & Joseph Seemore 5-24-1804/ *Margaret Beals & James Shirkey 4-26-1800/ * Solomon Bail & Agnes Pearson 2 dates showing 2-28-1808 and 1-9-1808 / * John Bail & Mary Foster 3-3-1807 / Isaac Beal(Bell/Bailes) & Sarah Hardway 8-16-1813 / * Thomas Beals(Bailes?) & Ellen Foster 8-15-1804. All Mar. were performed by Edward R. Hughes except one Magaret's by James Johnston. Greenbrier Co. Mar. Rec. James Bailes & Rebecca Braken 7-1-1785 (Vol.1A) / Lucretia Bailes & John Frog 4-26-1788 (Vol. 1A) / Peninah Bailes & David Keeny 11-24-1788 (Vol. 1A). About Mary's maiden name being Leftridge there was a Leftridge family in Va., Ga., and S.C. in Ga there is a Jabez Leftridge. In Nicholas County Just how many times does the Name Jabez Leftridge Bailes appear. I also have a copy of John Bails Will Nicholas County will book page 31 this name's all 8 of his children would you like a copy. The 1954 History book says this is the will of Thomas Bailes WRONG!! it's his son John's Will. Hope this helps Mary.