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Bailey, David (Baily)

Alternate name: Baily

Bailey built the first saw mill in Tazewell County, Illinois, with Hugh Woodruff. He served in the Black Hawk War alongside Abraham Lincoln. Bailey lived in Pekin and was a client of Lincoln's several times.

History of Tazewell County, Illinois (Chicago: Charles C. Chapman, 1879), 471; Muster Roll of Captain Jacob M. Early’s Company of Mounted Volunteers; For Lincoln's cases with Bailey, search "Bailey, David," Martha L. Benner and Cullom Davis, et al., eds., The Law Practice of Abraham Lincoln: Complete Documentary Edition, 2d edition (Springfield, IL: Historic Preservation Agency, 2009),