Bailey County, Texas

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'''1876--'''Bailey County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar Land District. '''County seat:''' Muleshoe <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>&nbsp;
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'''1876--'''Bailey County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar Land District. '''County seat:''' Muleshoe <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>&nbsp;  
  
The county was named for Peter J. Bailey, who died at the Alamo.<br>
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The county was named for Peter J. Bailey, (1812-1836). Peter James Bailey, Alamo defender, the son of Gabriel and Sabra (Rice) Bailey, was born in Kentucky in 1812. He graduated from Transylvania University with a degree in law in 1834. In January 1836 he came to Texas in company with Daniel W. Cloudqv and others from Logan County, Kentucky. They took the oath of allegiance before John Forbesqv at Nacogdoches on January 14, 1836, and were enrolled in the Texas army. Bailey and Cloud were members of the Tennessee Mounted Volunteers. They perished with David Crockettqv in the battle of the Alamoqv on March 6, 1836. For Bailey's service to Texas, his heirs received land parcels that are now in Archer, Baylor, and Hamilton counties. Bailey County in the Texas Panhandle was named in Peter Bailey's honor.<br><br>
  
 
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Revision as of 21:12, 9 February 2009

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Contents

County Courthouse

History

Parent County

1876--Bailey County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar Land District. County seat: Muleshoe [1] 

The county was named for Peter J. Bailey, (1812-1836). Peter James Bailey, Alamo defender, the son of Gabriel and Sabra (Rice) Bailey, was born in Kentucky in 1812. He graduated from Transylvania University with a degree in law in 1834. In January 1836 he came to Texas in company with Daniel W. Cloudqv and others from Logan County, Kentucky. They took the oath of allegiance before John Forbesqv at Nacogdoches on January 14, 1836, and were enrolled in the Texas army. Bailey and Cloud were members of the Tennessee Mounted Volunteers. They perished with David Crockettqv in the battle of the Alamoqv on March 6, 1836. For Bailey's service to Texas, his heirs received land parcels that are now in Archer, Baylor, and Hamilton counties. Bailey County in the Texas Panhandle was named in Peter Bailey's honor.

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Towns and Cities: Bula and Muleshoe

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

LDS Ward and Branch Records

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Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries 

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).