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Theodorus Bailey

Birthdate: (69)
Birthplace: Fishkill, Dutchess County, New York, United States
Death: September 6, 1828 (69)
New York, New York, New York, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of John Bailey, Jr. and Altje Bailey
Husband of Elizabeth Bailey; Rebecca Bailey, 480 and Martha Bailey
Father of Anne Bailey and Catherine Rebecca Woolsey
Brother of William Bailey

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About Theodorus Bailey, U.S. Senator

A Patriot of the American Revolution for New York with the rank of ADJUTANT. DAR # Ancestor #: A004777

Theodorus Bailey (October 12, 1758 – September 6, 1828) was an American lawyer and politician from Poughkeepsie, New York. He represented New York in both the U.S. House and Senate. Served in the New York Militia during the American Revolution and postwar in the State Militia 1786-1805.

Bailey was born near Fishkill, New York on October 12, 1758 where he attended the rural schools and studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1778 and commenced practice in Poughkeepsie, New York. He served with the New York Militia during the Revolutionary War. He also served in the State militia from 1786 until 1805 and attained the rank of Brigadier General

Bailey ran for Congress in March 1789, but was defeated by Federalist Egbert Benson. Bailey was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the 3rd and the 4th United States Congresses, serving from March 4, 1793, to March 4, 1797. He was elected again to the 6th United States Congress, serving from March 4, 1799, to March 4, 1801. In April 1801, he was elected to the New York State Assembly, but vacated his seat before the State Legislature convened, because he was elected to the 7th United States Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Thomas Tillotson, and served from December 7, 1801, to March 4, 1803.

In 1803, Bailey was elected a U.S. Senator from New York, and served from March 4, 1803, to January 16, 1804, when he resigned to accept the position of Postmaster of New York City, which he held until his death on September 6, 1828. He was interred in the Dutch Burying Ground and reinterred in the Rural Cemetery, Poughkeepsie, New York on January 8, 1864.

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Theodorus Bailey, U.S. Senator's Timeline

October 12, 1758
Fishkill, Dutchess County, New York, United States
Age 42
May 20, 1804
Age 45
September 6, 1828
Age 69
New York, New York, New York, United States