Bailey County, Texas Genealogy
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1876--Bailey County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar Land District. County seat: Muleshoe 
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.
Towns and Cities: Bula and Muleshoe
LDS Ward and Branch Records
Societies and Libraries
- TEXAS GenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the county.
- Family History Library Catalog
- The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).