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Emeline 'Emily' Bailey was born May 31, 1811 at Clarksville, later named Middlefield, in Otsego County, New York. She was the daughter of Joel & Lydia [Eggleston] Bailey. Emeline Bailey Matteson died on February 1, 1900 in Richmond Twp, Crawford Co, PA, and is buried in the Union Cemetery with her husband, John S. Matteson, whom she married on February 23, 1837 in Otsego County, NY. Emeline, along with three of her siblings, were orphaned in 1826 upon the death of her mother, Lydia on October 24, 1826.

Interesting note: There was another Emeline Bailey born on May 31, 1811, daughter of Elijah and Margaret [Fanning] Bailey of North Stonington, New London, CT. This other Emily never married and she died on December 27, 1899, buried in Preston City Cemetery, Preston, New London Co, CT. Our Emily died on February 1, 1900, just 35 days later and is buried in Union Cemetery, Titusville, Crawford Co, PA.

Emily's father was Joel Jr Bailey, born on December 2, 1777 in Killingsworth, Middlesex, Connecticut. Joel was the son of Joel Sr & Elizabeth [Deming] Bailey. Joel Sr and his family, later removed to Clarksville, Otsego County, New York. The town of Clarksville was later renamed ‘Middlefield’. Joel Jr married Lydia Eggleston, daughter of James & Ruth Eggleston, sometime around 1800, and together they had 7 children: Mary, Moses, Amos, James, Emeline, Joel, and Harriett. Joel Jr died in February of 1818. It is unknown where Joel and his wife are buried, but probably in Middlefield, Otsego County, NY.

Data on the Bailey family line was obtained from Catherine Marshall Gardiner, who descends from Moses Bailey b. 1805, older brother to Emily. Catherine wrote a book on the family in 1829, entitled, “A Chronicle of Everyday People’.

Emily's mother was Lydia Eggleston, born in 1773 in Connecticut. Lydia died on October 24, 1826 at Middlefield, Otsego County, NY, leaving her children without parents.

GUARDIANSHIP RECORDS from Books I and II and DOWER Books A & B; Surrogate's Office, Cooperstown, Otsego, NY 1796 - 1829 - makes note of the younger children.

Father: BAILEY, Joel, Middlefield, Otsego Co, NY

daughter- Emeline, [age] 15 on May 31, 1826

son- James E., [age] 19 on Apr 21, 1826

son- Joel Jr, [age] 12 on Jan 6, 1826

daughter- Harriet Eliza, [age] 9 on Jan 20, 1826

Guardian: Moses BAILEY, Middlefield, for all, assisted by Dr. Sumner ELY for two youngest.

The following article is a story about our first Bailey ancestor that came to America in 1635 - and as circumstances would have it, his ship, the 'Angel Gabriel' shipwrecked off the coast of Maine. Fortunate for us, he and his 21 year old son, John II, survived the raging storm and shipwreck and settled in Massachuetts.
Source: Book title - "Certain Comeovers" by Henry Howland Crapo
Published 1912
Anthony, printers
Original from the University of Wisconsin at Madison
Chapter XV
Come over 1635 on the ANGEL GABRIEL

~1590 - 1651
"John Bailey was a weaver by trade and came from Chippenham, Wilts, England. He, with his oldest son, John, came over in 1635 in the ship Angel Gabriel, sailing from Bristol, with the expectation of making a home in New England and then sending for his wife and other children, or going back to fetch them over. Unfortunately, he had a terrible experience in the great storm of August 15, 1635, and was shipwrecked off Pemaquid, now Bristol, in Maine.[See website at:] This storm was probably the worst storm which has ever visited the New England coast. It is said that ship timbers and other wreckage were washed far up the slopes of Old Town Hill in Newbury and could be still seen there in the last century. In Narragansett Bay, the tide rose fourteen feet higher than ordinary and whole villages of Indians were drowned in their wigwams. That John Bailey never again dared to trust himself on the ocean may be readily understood. He was, perhaps, unwise in writing his family about his misadventure, if it was indeed the fear of the passage that deterred them from joining him. At all events they never came, although constantly urged to do so.
John Bailey, with his son, John, a youth of twenty-two, found their way from the inhospitable shore on which they had been cast to Newbury, and joined the little settlement at Parker River. For only two years did he abide here, and then went in 1637 further into the wilderness, taking with him one William Schooler as a helper, and built a log cabin on the further side of the Merrimack near the mouth of the Powow River. The ruins of an old cellar on what is known as Bailey's Hill can still be discerned. The land on which it stands, a tract of about fifty acres, triangular in shape, running to the Merrimack on the westerly side, and to the Powow on the northerly side, is clearly traced by recorded deeds back to the solitary settler who was pioneer of this section of the Merrimack country.
A serious trouble came to this well meaning and honest forebear of yours. On June 6, 1637, he and William Schooler were arrested for murder and tried at a Court held at Ipswich. At the trial it was demonstrated that John Bailey had naught whatever to do with the murder, and he was discharged. I will give the story of the murder in the words of Governor Winthrop: "July 28, 1637. Two men were hanged at Boston....William Schooler was a vintner in London, and had been a common adulterer (as himself did confess) and had wounded a man in a duel, for which he fled into the Low Country, and from thence he fled from his captain and came to this country, leaving his wife (a handsome, neat woman) in England. He lived with another fellow at Merrimack, and there being a poor maid at Newbury, one Mary Sholy, who had desired a guide to go with her to her master who dwelt at Pascataquack" (Portsmouth) "he inquired her out and agreed for fifteen shillings to conduct her thither. But two days after he returned, ad being asked why he returned so soon, he answered that he had carried her within two or three miles of the place and that she would go no further. Being examined for this by the magistrates at Ipswich and no proof found against him, he was let go....The body of the maid was found by an Indian about half a year after in the midst of a thick swamp ten miles short of the place he said he left here in ...Whereupon he was committed, arraigned and condemned by due proceeding .." Governor Winthrop reviews the evidence, which is hardly sufficient to sustain the verdict.
In 1639 "the other fellow at Merrimack," your ancestor, John Bailey, was again in trouble. He was brought before the Court and fined five pounds, a very heavy fine, "for buying lands of Indians without leave of court, with condition if he yield up the lands the fine to be remitted.": I have been much impressed with the scrupulous care with which at least superficially, the rights of the Indians were guarded both in Massachusetts and Plymouth colonies. The history of the purchase from the Indians of the territory about the month of the Merrimack discloses a watchful solicitude on the part of the community as a whole to treat the aborigine justly if not liberally.
In 1639 Colchester, afterwards called Salisbury, was settled and John Bailey was one of the proprietors, having lots assigned to him in first division. Probably he and his son resided in what is now the village of Salisbury soon after 1639. He still retained his holdings up the Merrimack where it would appear he had an exclusive right of fishing, since on January 10, 1642, at a general meeting of the town of Salisbury, it was "Ordered yat ye sole fishing in Powow River shall be  out of the hands of John Bailey, Senior, for yt he hath forfeited his right given, in not performing ye conditions on which it was granted him." The conditions which he had broken were doubtless the giving to the town its fair share of the fish. In some way Bailey must have satisfied the town that he was not to blame, since the next year it was ordered that :John Bailey is granted sole fishing in ye Powow River two years on condition that he shall not join any but townsmen, so that ye fist shall not be carried out of towne, and he is not to have more than his share of the alewives, and is use ye wyers to ye full height, so that the towne may not suffer by the fish escaping."
About 1650 John Bailey, who was then an old man, went to live with his son John Bailey in Newbury. Evidently the fact that he was living apart from his wife was a scandal in the community. In September 1651, the matter was brought before the Court, and John Bailey was tried and sentenced as follows: "That he is injoined to return unto his wife by next summer or send for his wife to come over to him." He never went, and if he sent she never came. He died two months later, on November 2, 1651. That he wished his wife to come to him is manifest by his will, by which he directs his son John to pay his wife six pounds "if she comes over." To his son Robert he leaves fifteen pounds, and to his daughters ten pounds a piece, "if they come over to New England," and five pounds if they do not. They evidently preferred the five pounds to coming over. In this will he mentions John Emery (Senior) as his "brother," which suggests that his wife may have been a sister of John Emery, in which case you are six times an Emery. John Bailey is a rather pathetic old fellow with whom the world seemed on the whole to go somewhat awry.
John Bailey, the second of the name, was born probably at Chippenham about 1613, and came over with his father. In the first allotment of lands in Salisbury hew was granted a homestead. He married Eleanor Emery, a daughter (probably) of John Emery. He was taxed in Salisbury in 1652, 1653, and 1654, and owned land there in 1658. Just when he came over to Newbury side to live is uncertain. He was living there apparently in 1651 when his father died. He settled "on the plain a quarter of a mile from Deer Island." In 1652 he had a dwelling house and twenty acres of lad, which in 1653 he sold to Joanna Huntington. [his sister]. In 1669 he took the oath of allegiance, and again in 1678. He was elected Constable several times, and was a Selectman in 1673 and possibly during other years. He died in March, 1691, and his widow Eleanor died in 1700.
Isaac Bailey, the son of John Bailey second, and Eleanor Emery, was born July 22, 1654, and married Sarah Emery, the daughter of John Emery, Junior, June 13, 1683. He died April 25, 1740."

Descendants of John I Bailey

    1      John I Bailey    b: 1590 Chippenham, Wiltshire, England    d: November 02, 1651 Newbury, Essex, MA           
        +Eleanor Knight    b: 1587 Chippenham, Wilshire, England    d: Aft. October 28, 1651 Chippenham, Wilshire, England    m: 1612 Chippeham, Wiltshire, England    Father: William Knight    Mother: Jane Langburne
    2      John II Bailey    b: July 22, 1613 England>Salisbury, MA    d: March 16, 1690/91 Newbury, Essex, MA           
*        +Eleanor Helena Emery    b: November 07, 1624 Romsey, Hampshire, England    d: December 23, 1700 Newbury, Essex, MA    m: May 22, 1640 Newbury, Essex, MA       
    3      Rebecca Bailey    b: November 24, 1641 Salisbury, Essex, MA               
***        +Isaac Brown    b: Abt. 1640        m: August 22, 1661 Newbury, Essex, MA    Father: Thomas Brown    Mother: Mary Endoe
    3      John Bailey    b: May 18, 1643 Salisbury, Essex, MA               
    3      Sarah Bailey    b: August 17, 1644 Newbury, Essex, MA    d: October 26, 1714           
***        +Daniel Cheney    b: 1633        m: October 08, 1665 Newbury, Essex, MA       
**    4      Sarah Cheney    b: 1666               
**    4      Judith Cheney    b: 1668               
**    4      Daniel Cheney    b: 1670               
**    4      Hannah Cheney    b: 1673               
**    4      Joseph Cheney    b: 1676               
**    4      John Cheney    b: 1676               
**    4      Eleanor Cheney    b: 1679               
**    4      Joseph Cheney    b: 1682               
**    4      James Cheney    b: 1685               
    3      Joseph Bailey    b: April 04, 1648 Newbury, Essex, MA    d: October 23, 1723 Arundel, Lincoln, Maine           
***        +Sarah Sawyer                   
        *2nd Wife of Joseph Bailey:                   
***        +Priscilla Putman                   
    3      James Bailey    b: September 12, 1650 Salem Village or Newbury, Essex, MA    d: June 18, 1707 Roxbury, Suffolk, MA           
***        +Mary Carr    b: February 09, 1651/52 Salisbury, Essex, MA    d: October 28, 1688 Killingworth, CT    m: September 17, 1672 Newbury, Essex, MA    Father: George Carr    Mother: Elizabeth Oliver
**    4      Mary Bailey    b: July 05, 1673               
**    4      James Bailey    b: April 12, 1675               
**    4      John Bailey    b: September 27, 1676    d: October 29, 1677           
**    4      John [Doctor] Bailey    b: May 10, 1678 Salem Village, Essex, MA or Roxbury, MA>Killingworth, CT    d: October 17, 1750 Killingsworth, Middlesex, CT           
****        +Elizabeth Fox    b: November 05, 1676 of Killingworth, MA    d: March 29, 1729 Killingsworth, Middlesex, CT    m: December 17, 1713 Killingsworth, MA    Father: Samuel Fox    Mother: Mary Lester
***    5      John Bailey    b 1: June 24, 1715 Killingsworth, Middlesex, CT b 2: June 24, 1715    d: January 04, 1757 Killingsworth, Middlesex, CT           
*****        +Marcy Farnum    b 1: February 05, 1717/18 Killingworth, CT b 2: February 05, 1717/18 Killingsworth, Middlesex, CT        m: December 29, 1737 Killingworth, CT    Father: Peter Farnham    Mother: Rebecca Rutty/Putty
*****    6      Marcy Bailey    b: May 22, 1739               
*****    6      John Bailey    b: June 09, 1741               
*****    6      Samuel Bailey    b: February 08, 1742/43               
*****    6      Joel Sr Bailey    b: June 01, 1746 Killingworth, CT    d: December 01, 1813 Otsego County, NY           
*******        +Elizabeth Deming    b: February 26, 1755    d: August 13, 1840 Otsego County, NY    m: March 09, 1773       
******    7      Mary Bailey    b: November 1773               
******    7      Mercy Bailey    b: October 26, 1775               
******    7      John Bailey    b: December 02, 1777            
******    7      Joel Bailey    b: December 02, 1777 CT>Middlefield, Otsego, NY    d: February 1818 Middlefield, Otsego, NY           
********        +Lydia Eggleston    b 1: 1773 CT>Middlefield, Otsego, NY b 2: 1773 Litchfield Co, CT>Westford, Otsego, NY    d 1: October 24, 1826 Middlefield, Otsego, NY d 2: Westford, Otsego, NY    m: After 1800    Father: James Eggleston    Mother: Ruth
********    8      Mary Bailey    b: Bef. 1800               
**********        +J. Kimball Forsythe                   
********    8      Amos Bailey    b: Abt. 1803               
********    8      Moses Bailey    b 1: August 21, 1805 Otsego County, NY b 2: August 21, 1805 of Oswego Co, NY>Otsego, NY    d: March 08, 1852 Port Byron, Rock Island Co, IL           
**********        +Lucretia Van Valkenburgh    b: January 22, 1806 Columbia Co, NY    d: March 29, 1893 Rock Island, Rock Island, IL    m: January 04, 1828 Clarksville-Middlefield, Otsego, NY    Father: James Van Valkenburg    Mother: Sarah Harrison
********    8      James E. Bailey    b: April 21, 1807 Clarksville, Otsego, NY> later in Wright, NY    d: Aft. 1880 of Toddsville, Otsego, NY           
**********        +Lucinda ??    b: 1810    d: Bef. 1880           
********    8      Emeline Bailey    b: May 31, 1811 Clarksville, aka Middlefield, Otsego County, NY    d: February 01, 1900 Richmond twp, Crawford Co,  PA           
**********        +John S. Matteson    b: April 17, 1813 Kent Co, RI    d: September 10, 1887 Titusville, Crawford Co, PA    m: February 23, 1837 Otsego County, NY    Father: Asa I Matteson    Mother: Elizabeth Richmond
********    8      Joel Bailey    b: January 06, 1814 Otsego Co, NY>Delaware Co, Iowa    d: May 08, 1897 Oakland Cem,  Delaware, Iowa           
**********        +Arabella G. Coffin    b: 1827 Mass.>Delhi, Delaware, Iowa    d: of Manchester, Delaware, Iowa    m: April 24, 1844    Father: Clement Coffin    Mother: Phebe Swain
********    8      Harriet Eliza Bailey    b: January 20, 1817 NY>Toddsville, Otsego, NY    d: of Toddsville, Otsego, NY           
**********        +Mr Johnson                   
******    7      Elizabeth Bailey    b: September 03, 1779               
******    7      Benjamin Bailey    b: August 24, 1782               
******    7      James Bailey    b: March 06, 1785               
******    7      Anna Bailey    b: January 20, 1788               
******    7      Peter Bailey    b: August 23, 1790               
******    7      Sally Bailey    b: June 13, 1794               
******    7      Hannah Bailey    b: November 04, 1797               
*****    6      Peter Bailey    b: November 24, 1748               
*****    6      Jesse Bailey    b: April 22, 1750               
*****    6      Elizabeth Bailey    b: November 17, 1752               
***    5      James Bailey    b: August 11, 1716    d: 1768           
**    4      Samuel Bailey    b: March 21, 1679/80               
**    4      Isaac Bailey    b: October 12, 1681               
**    4      Sarah Bailey    b: September 03, 1683               
**    4      Joshua Bailey    b: October 30, 1685               
    3      Joshua Bailey    b: February 20, 1651/52 Newbury,  Essex, MA    d: April 07, 1653           
    3      Isaac Bailey    b: July 22, 1654 Newbury,  Essex, MA               
    3      Joshua Bailey    b: April 20, 1657 Newbury,  Essex, MA               
    3      Rachel Bailey    b: October 19, 1662 Newbury,  Essex, MA               
***        +Samuel Jr Poore    b: October 14, 1653               
    3      Judith Bailey    b: August 13, 1665 Newbury,  Essex, MA               
    2      Johanna Bailey    b: Bet. 1612 - 1618 England>Newbury, MA    d: 1721 Newbury, Essex, MA           
*        +William Huntington    b: 1627 Norwich, Norfolk, England    d: 1689 Salisbury, Essex, MA    m: July 08, 1646 Salisbury, Essex, MA       
    3      John Huntington                   
    3      James Huntington                   
    3      Mary Huntington                   
    2      Robert Bailey    b: Abt. 1618 England    d: England           
    2      Daughters Bailey    b: England    d: England