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Bailey County, Texas United States of America

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    In Amanda Criswell Powell's handwritten autobiography she reports that her father and mother lived in Fayette County until 1883 when they left Fayette County to move to Coryell County; that while on th...

Bailey County, Texas

This is a sub-project of the State of Texas and Counties Project and the purpose is to add people who were born in, lived in, and or died in Bailey County, Texas.

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Peter James Bailey, III

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1876--Bailey County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar Land District.

The county was named for Peter J. Bailey, (1812-1836).

Peter James Bailey, Alamo defender, the son of Gabriel and Sabra (Rice) Bailey, was born in Kentucky in 1812. He graduated from Transylvania University with a degree in law in 1834. In January 1836 he came to Texas in company with Daniel W. Cloud and others from Logan County, Kentucky. They took the oath of allegiance before John Forbes at Nacogdoches on January 14, 1836, and were enrolled in the Texas army. Bailey and Cloud were members of the Tennessee Mounted Volunteers. They perished with David Crockett in the battle of the Alamo on March 6, 1836. For Bailey's service to Texas, his heirs received land parcels that are now in Archer, Baylor, and Hamilton counties. Bailey County, Texas on