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Jacob Bailey

Birthplace: Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
Death: Died in Newbury, Orange, Vermont, United States
Place of Burial: Newbury, Orange, Vermont, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Capt. Joshua Bailey and Sarah Bailey (Coffin)
Husband of Prudence Bailey
Father of Jacob Bailey and John Bayley
Brother of Stephen Bailey; Sarah Toppan (Bailey); Judith Little; Abigail Little; Joshua Bailey and 4 others

Occupation: soldier; politician
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About Jacob Bailey

Revolutionary War General. He moved to Hampstead, New Hampshire, and was a Captain with the British in the French and Indian War, later receiving promotion to Colonel. He settled in Newbury, Vermont in 1764 and was one of the founders of the town, serving as Judge of the Court of Common Pleas and Justice of the Peace. In 1776 he was named to Vermont's Council of Safety and appointed Brigadier General of the Vermont Militia. That year he began work on the famed Bailey-Hazen Military Road to connect Newbury to St. Johns, Quebec. Later in 1776 Bailey was appointed Commissary General of the Continental Army's Northern Department. He was friendly with the St. Francis Indians, who provided him important intelligence on Burgoyne's army during its invasion. This enabled Bailey to keep Generals Schuyler and Gates informed about the size and movement of Burgoyne's force, which played a key role in Continental Army's victory at the Battle of Saratoga, where Bailey commanded a division.

Jacob Bailey was a founder of Newbury, Vermont.

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Jacob Bailey's Timeline

July 19, 1726
Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
October 1, 1755
Age 29
May 20, 1765
Age 38
Newbury, Orange County, Vermont, United States
March 1, 1815
Age 88
Newbury, Orange, Vermont, United States
Newbury, Orange, Vermont, United States