John Baylies (1796 - 1863)

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Birthplace: Dighton, MA, USA
Death: Died in New Bedford, MA, USA
Occupation: merchant and auctioneer of Taunton • New Bedford • He was very popular
Managed by: Walter G. Ashworth
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About John Baylies

John Baylies, son of Thomas Sargent Baylies and his. first wife, Bethia (Godfrey) Baylies, was born in Dighton, Massachusetts, May 19, 1796, and died in New Bedford, Massachusetts, March 14, 1863. He was a merchant and auctioneer of Taunton until 1833. then moved to New Bedford, where for ten years he was keeper of the Jail and House of Correction. Later and until his death he was engaged as a merchant and auctioneer. He was very popular, noted for his wit and humor, the sales he "cried" always being well attended. He served Bristol county for ten years as commissioner, was a member of the Masonic Order and an Odd Fellow, popularly known as "Colonel" from his connection with the Old State Militia. He married Mary, daughter of John and Hannah (Keith) Shaw, of Middleboro, Massachusetts.

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John Baylies's Timeline

1796
May 19, 1796
Dighton, MA, USA
1822
August 31, 1822
Age 26
Taunton, MA, USA
1863
March 14, 1863
Age 66
New Bedford, MA, USA
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