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Bailey, Samuel P. (Baily)

Born: 1804-XX-XX Maryland

Died: 1869-01-27 Pekin, Illinois

Alternate name: Baily

Samuel P. Bailey married Mary Dorsey in Baltimore County, Maryland in January 1828. The couple would eventually have at least five children together. The couple lived for a time in St. Louis, Missouri, before settling in 1832 in Pekin where Samuel began practicing law. In December 1835, Bailey purchased eighty acres of public land in Tazewell County. Abraham Lincoln and Bailey worked together in several Tazewell County Circuit Court cases from 1839 to 1857. In 1850, he owned real estate worth $3,000. Bailey served as township supervisor in Tazewell County from 1850 to 1852. By 186o, he was living in Groveland Township and owned $15,000 worth of real estate, with a personal estate valued at $200.

Maryland, U.S., Compiled Marriages, 1655-1850, 22 January 1828, Baltimore County (Provo, UT: Operations, 2004); U.S. Census Office, Fifth Census of the United States (1830), Middle Ward, St. Louis, St. Louis County, IL, 361; Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales, Tazewell County, 69:41, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Tazewell County, IL, 38; For cases involving Lincoln, search Participant, "Bailey, Samuel P. (Baily)," Martha L. Benner and Cullom Davis et al., eds., The Law Practice of Abraham Lincoln: Complete Documentary Edition, 2d edition (Springfield: Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, 2009),; History of Tazewell County Illinois (Chicago: Chas. C. Chapman, 1879), 304, 388, 426; U.S. Census Office, Eighth Census of the United States (1860), Tazewell County, IL, 137; Illinois, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, 18 January 1869, Tazewell County (Lehi, UT: Operations, 2015); Gravestone, Lakeside Cemetery, Pekin IL.