Bailey, Perrin C., was born in Wyoming county, N. Y., May 4, 1836, a son of Aaron and Maria (Braman) Bailey. Aaron Bailey was born in New Hampshire and came to Wyoming county in 1806, where he married and lived until his death, May 27, 1876, aged seventy-five years; his wife was born in Connecticut and died in January, 1880, aged seventy-five years. Perrin C. Bailey was reared on a farm and educated in the common schools and Middlebury Academy. With the exception of eight years spent in Iowa, he has always lived in New York State and now has a farm of 140 acres of land. He is a Republican, and was once a candidate for member of assembly, but was defeated by a small majority. In 1859 he married Eloise, daughter of Stephen Millard, an early settler of Wilson; to Mr, and Mrs. Bailey have been born two children, Francis, wife of Dr. Campbell of Detroit, Mich., and Addie, wife of L. R. Root, a bank cashier of Sioux Falls, Dak. Mrs. Bailey died in 1880 and Mr. Bailey married Mary Peek in 1887, and they have one child, Merritt. Mr. Bailey is a member of the G. A. R. in Iowa. In September, 1861, he enlisted in Company H, 9th N. Y. Vols., and served for three years; was all through the service of the Army of the Potomac, at the battle of the Wilderness, Cold Harbor, Gettysburg, Winchester and Chancellorsville, and other engagements of the Army of the Potomac. He was promoted to first lieutenant and then to captain, commanding the company most of the time. Mr. Bailey has been a Baptist since 1856 and deacon of the Baptist church at Wilson for about seventeen years.
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