Son of Major Nicholas Baylies and Elizabeth Baylies
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Thomas Sergeant father Major Nicholas Baylies was a A patriot. He was a representative in the General Court of Dighton, Mass., where he died. He was born in England. DAR Lineage Books Vol.125, 1916, p.151-152, member #124498.
We then hear the sad tale of Bethiah wife of Thomas Sergeant Baylies, dying in childbirth ( at 47!!!) leaving behind 1 daughter and 9 sons) it mentions the inscription on her grave stone. When I went to Dighton last week, the stone has a break and only the first line remains. This is something that I would like to have carved and returned to Walker- Blake. It is as follows:
"Step hither mortal, drop a tear.
Think on the dust that slumbers here.
And while with grief my grave you see,
Think on the glass that runs for thee."
According to History of Bristol County Ma. Page 235 he had Fourteen (14) Children
More notes about Thomas S. Baylies,
Thomas Sargeant Baylies was the brother of Dr. William and Hodijah Baylies. He lived in North Dighton where the Raytheon Company was located. He was both a farmer and an iron Manufacturer. Thomas was a man of great influence in town affairs, was representative to the General Court for three years, and a selectman for a number of years.