Beman Dewitt Bailey
Dewitt Bailey was born 29 Nov 1856 in Springwater, Livingston Co.,
NY. He moved to Michigan when he was about 20 years old and farmed in the Alma, Perrinton, and Maple Rapids areas of Gratiot Co, MI. He
married Emma Berlin 22 Nov 1882 and they had 3 children, 2 daughters and a son
who died in infancy. He died in 1931 from an unhealed broken leg.
Ina, Beman, Emma and Blanch (seated
Photo of deceased Leon Bailey
Beman was a talented carpenter and loved to work with horses.
He's pictured above with a pair of Percherons that he used on his farm.
The Baileys were known for their optimistic personalities and Beman for his
wonderful sense of humor.
His parents were Job and
Mary Amanda (Deniston) Bailey.
Amanda's parents were David P Deniston (1772-14 May 1854) and
Olive Chilson (b 1784, Saratoga, NY - d
after 1875, Conesus, Livingston, NY). Amanda Deniston was born 24 April
1824 in Conesus and died 4 Aug 1893, Gratiot Co, MI. The David P Deniston
family is listed in the 1820 census for Dryden, Tompkins Co., NY and the 1810
census for Kortright, Delaware, NY. David is buried in the McMillan
Cemetery, center of town, Conesus, Livingston, NY Age 82 on the stone.
Children of David
P Deniston and Olive Chilson:
James (abt 1805 NY - 25 Mar
1880 Conesus) married Jane McNinch (abt 1805 NY - 5 Mary 1872 Conesus) and
had 2 children: Lenard 1835 and Rosanna 1839.
Jane (Sept 1808 NY - after 1900
Newburg, Cass, MI) married Darius Fosdick (1820 NY - Before 1900, Newburg,
MI) they had 3 children: Theodore 1847, George 1848, Chancey 1851).
Daniel (Apr 1812 NY - 8 Nov 1883
Groveland, Livingston, NY) married Martha (Patty) McNinch (1809 NY - 3 Sept
1863 Groveland, NY) They had 3 children: Nancy 1837, Irus 1840, Rachel 1846.
John Nathaniel (4 June 1819
Dryden, Tompkins, NY - ?) married Welthy Fosdic (abt 1826 - 1852
Conesus) and had 2 children: Philip 1846 and John Nathaniel 1850. Married 2nd Nancy J.
Dickerson (1836 - 1868/70 Conesus) They had 7 children: Amy Ann
1855, David T. 1857, Thomas H 1858, Laura Ann 1859, Frank 1862, Homer 1868,
Polly married Hesther Allen
Hannah (abt 1823 NY - ) married Luke Davis
(abt 1804 VT?) illegible census of 1850 lists 3 children, Nelson 1834
PA, Layfette 1845 NY and Jeremiah 1849 NY)
Amanda married Job Bailey
Rhoda (abt 1829, died
young) Tombstone next to her father's in the McMillan Cemetery,
Job Bailey is the son of James
Longshire Bailey (31 May 1800, Ontario, NY - 1 Mar 1873, Springwater,
Livingston, NY) and Jerusha Cooley (9 July
1799, PA - 23 Dec 1869, Springwater, Livingston, NY)
Job and Amanda (Deniston) Bailey
Children of Job and
Mary M (1847, Conesus, NY - 1916 Detroit, MI) married Lester Jackman and had one
child, Elmer H (1879)
Byron (1848-1930) married
Children: Estelle May (1870) Emma Blanche (1873)
James G (1850 - 1910) married Etta
Children: Nellie (1876)
Gusham H (1852-1863)
Ira Martin (1854-1863)
Beman Dewitt (1856-1931) married
Children: Ina Leona (1887) Leon J (1891) Blanche (1894)
Harvey Ford (1858-1863)
Charley Belmont (1860)
George Durwood (1862-1863)
Edward Eugene (1864-1932)
Bert Job (1866-1926) married
Children: Maud (1892) married 1. George Tedham and had 4 children, Glen
1911, Maud 1917, Lucy 1922, and Milton 1929 and 2. Wood.
Grace Agatha (1870-1952) married
Harry Stouse, children: Grace 1895 and Vance 1896
Lydia Mabel (1873-1950) married
Children: Mary 1907 Willa 1912
James Bailey's parents were Jonathan
BALEY (Oct 1774 prob. NJ - 25 May 1846, Milo, Yates Co, NY) and Pamilia (1767, PA -
5 Sept 1850, Milo, Yates, NY). Jonathan BALEY settled in the Milo area of
Yates County, NY in 1812. His house still stands and is on the National
Register of Historic Places. They are buried in the 2nd Milo Cemetery,
about a mile from their farm and just outside of Penn Yan, Yates County.
of Jonathan and Pamilia BALEY:
Sarah (Aug 1798 NY - 20 Oct 1875, Sparta, Livingston, NY) married George Wilhelm
(2 Sept 1791 NJ - 7 Mar 1855 Conesus, NY) Children: Ursula (1815), John
(1818-1906), Jonathan (1821-), Benjamin (1823-1869), William (1825-1904),
George R(?), Elsie Ann (1831-), James G (?), Rhoda (?), Philip C. (May 1839
- Apr 30, 1859 age 19yr 11 m.) Most of the Wilhelm family is buried in
the Clark Cemetery, Sparta, Livingston, NY
James Longshire (1800-1873)
married Jerusha Cooley (1799 PA - 1869 Springwater, Livingston, NY)
Children: Amos (1819) Job (1821) Abner (1823) David (1827) Truman (1829)
Amanda Pike (1839) adopted.
Jonathan (1805-1875) married Ann
Children: Eleanor B (1832) George W (1834) John W (1836) Martha A (1839)
Daniel (1842) Joseph (1845) Mary E (1850) Sarah ()
Samuel (after 1801 - after 1860)
married Melissa Runyan. Children: Hannah (1828) married Hiram Spencer.
Jonathan Bailey's parents were James
Baley (3 may 1752 Elizabethtown, Essex, NJ - 12 March 1826, Romulus, Seneca, NY) and Rhoda
Connor (abt 1753 - 20 August 1819, Romulus, Seneca, NY). James settled in the Romulus
area of Seneca County, NY by 1800. James and Rhoda are buried in the Old
Lancaster Cemetery at the edge of Willard in Romulus township, near Ovid.
The cemetery has been abandoned by the town of Willard and barely exists. The 1800 census lists James as head of household,
along with his sons, Abner, Jonathan and Samuel. His will lists these nine children.
Jonathan (Oct 1774 - 1846) see above
Abner (1778-1856) married Sally and had 11 children.
Samuel (1780-1851) married Mary Wilson and had 4 children
James (1787 - 1861) married Sally Wilson and had 10 children
Joseph (1787 - 1849) married Deziar Wright
Rhoda () married Herman Bostwick
William (1791 - 1863 married Amy Jones and had 3 children
Eleanor (1797 - ) married Daniel Wilson and had 4 children
James Baley's parents were William
and Ann Baley who lived in Elizabethtown, Essex, NJ before and during
the war of 1776. Their children were: Hannah (1746), Sarah (1749), James
(1752 - 1826) and William (1754 - 1838 NYC). William served in the war and
his pension application is on file. His family bible is cited as evidence
and lists family names and dates. William married Elizabeth Saxon.
Children: Thomas (1789), Hannah (1792), Abbey (1794), Susan (1796), William
(1799), James D. (1802)
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have any additional information on the Bailey
Last Updated: December 2007