Charles N. Bailey[1, 2, 3, 4]

Male 1791 - 1849


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  • Born  1791  Brorons Creek, Wilkes Co., North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    Gender  Male 
    Died  11 Dec 1849  Yancey Co., North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried  14 Dec 1849  Bailey Hill Cemetery, Green Mountain, Yancey Co., North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I3405  Family
    Last Modified  4 Feb 2014 

    Father  Ansel Bailey,   b. Abt 1763, Wilkes Co., North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1850, Yancey Co., North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Elizabeth Bradley,   b. 1770, Stokes Co., North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1850 
    Married  11 Apr 1789  Wilkes Co., North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F1393  Group Sheet

    Family  Margaret Riddle,   b. 1795, Lower Browns Creek, Yancey Co., North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1879, Yancey Co., North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1814  Burke Co., North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Bailey,   b. 8 Dec 1815, Buncombe Co., North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Apr 1904
     2. Jonathon Samuel Bailey,   b. Dec 1820, Buncombe Co., North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1897, Yancey Co., North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Ansel Bailey,   b. 1 Jan 1821, Buncombe Co., North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1869, Yancey Co., North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. James W. Bailey,   b. 1822, Buncombe Co., North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1882
     5. Nancy Bailey,   b. Abt 1823, Buncombe Co., North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1872, Yancey Co., North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Mary Polly Bailey,   b. Jan 1825, Yancey Co., North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Oct 1909, Yancey Co., North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Harvey James Bailey,   b. 3 Nov 1825, Burnsville, Yancey Co., North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jul 1864, Confederate, Broadwater Co., Montana Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Nathaniel Bailey,   b. Abt 1828, Burnsville, Yancey Co., North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1853, Yancey Co., North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. William Manassa Bailey,   b. 18 Feb 1831, Jack's Creek TWP, Yancey Co., North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 May 1904, Jack's Creek TWP, Yancey Co., North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Jesse Bailey,   b. May 1834, Burnsville, Yancey Co., North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1902
     11. Bacchus Bailey,   b. 1835, Burnsville, Yancey Co., North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1850, Yancey Co., North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
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    Bailey Hill Cemetery
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    Bailey Hill Cemetery
    Yancey Co., NC.
    Headstones
    Charles Bailey marker
    Charles Bailey marker
    Family ID  F1152  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1814 - Burke Co., North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 11 Dec 1849 - Yancey Co., North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 14 Dec 1849 - Bailey Hill Cemetery, Green Mountain, Yancey Co., North Carolina Link to Google Earth
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  • Headstones
    Charles Bailey marker
    Charles Bailey marker

  • Notes 
    • CHARLES N. AND MARGARET (RIDDLE) BAILEY
      Charles Bailey was born sometime between 1789 and 1794 on Storey (Story, Storie) Branch, a tributary of Little King Creek in Wilkes County, N.C. (now Caldwell). When he was less than ten years old, he came to the wilderness of the Toe River Valley. Details of that difficult and fantastic journey may be found in the story of his parents, ANSEL AND ELIZABETH (BRADLEY) BAILEY.

      Among the neighbors of the Baileys in their new residence (on Lower Browns Creek near Celo in present Yancey Co.) was JOHN W. RIDDLE (Sr.), whose daughter Margaret ("Peggy," born about 1795) must have been one of Charles' friends from church meetings (and perhaps from "subscription" schools). They were married prior to 1815 (the year that their oldest child was born) and are shown in the 1820 National Census (Burke Co.) next-door to his parents (and two names removed from that of her parents). There are four minors in the family under the age of 10, 2 males and 2 females. Presumably children of this couple, and if so some of them must have died young: of the surviving adult children, only two seem to have been born by 1820.

      The 1830 Burke Census has: 2 males under age 5, 2 males aged 5-9, 2 aged 10-14, and 1 aged 30-40; 1 female aged under 5, 2 aged 5-9, 1 aged 20-29.

      The 1840 Yancey Census has: 1 male under 5, 2 aged 5-9, 2 aged 10-14, 2 aged 15-19, and 1 aged 30-39; 1 female aged 15-19, and one aged 40-49.

      Thanks to Gwen Bodford for providing the following information concerning a marker placed in this cemetery for Charles and his family. The marker reads:

      "Near Here Lie Buried Charles N. Bailey, (1791?-12-14-1849), Son of Ansel and wife Margaret Riddle, (1795-1877), (D/o John). He was born on Storey Branch, Little King's Creek, present Caldwell County. On their land this cemetery is located. Their children were Elizabeth Roland, John (buried here), Ansel, James W., Nancy Randolph (here), Mary Polly Renfro (here), Harvey J., Nathaniel (here), William (here), Jessie (here), and Bacchus (here). This marker placed by Descendant Lloyd Bailey and his sons, 2004."

      Charles died after suffering greatly for nine months with kidney stones. He was a very active member of Zion Baptist Church and a farmer by occupation. His grave was originally marked with a tall stone that, along with others, was broken off at ground level.     [6]

  • Sources 
    1. [S275] Some More Riddles of North Carolina, Richard Riddle, (Richard Riddle, 2725 London Lane, Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27103, 1994).

    2. [S369] Riddle Newsletter - Identity of John Riddle’s Missing Daughters, Richard Riddle.

    3. [S1728] Ward/Wise Family Tree, confry1, Clarksville, Indiana.

    4. [S2241] Ancestry Tree - Riddle-Boone-McALister-Nussbaum-Dake-Bailey, DebPerlman.

    5. [S1521] Find A Grave.

    6. [S1658] Riddle Family Tree - Ancestry, Debra Riddle.