All I used to know about the Baileys was that Mary Bailey, daughter of Thomas and Sarah Bailey, had married Caleb Hayes and was the mother of Abigail Hayes Millison.
On the PAGenWeb for Chester County, I discovered a marvelous link to the genealogy of this old family created by Pamela J. Robinson. Click here to go to the Mary Bailey generation. Look through her work by pressing Next Page or Previous Page as you scroll through all this history. Also visit Pamela's Home Page, because you never know how many ancestors you may have in common. Then, drop her a line to tell her how much you enjoyed the site.
From Pamela's work I discovered that William Bayly was born about 1540 in Parish of Bromham, Wiltshire, England, and died November 22, 1575 in Parish of Bromham, Wiltshire, England. He married Mary (possibly Fisher).
Their child, Thomas Baily, was born 1567 in Parish of Bromham, Wiltshire, England, and died in Parish of Bromham, Wiltshire, England. He married (1) Ann before 1601 in parish of Bromham, Wiltshire, England. He married (2) Jane 1605 in Bromham, Wiltshire, England.
Daniel Baylie, son of Thomas, was born 1601 in Chitto, Parish of Bromham, Wiltshire England, and died April 1674 in Chitto, Parish of Bromham, Wiltshire, England. He married Mary.
Their son, Joel Baily, was born 1658 in Parish of Bromham, Wiltshire, England, and died 1732 in Chester County, PA. He was the immigrant who married Ann Short on February 11, 1686/87 in PA, daughter of Miriam Ingram.
Thomas Baily, son of Joel, was born about 1700 in Aston, Chester, PA, and died about 1764 in Newlin Twp., Chester, PA. He married Sarah Bentley about 1734 in Chester Co., PA, daughter of John Bentley and Mary Miles.
It was their daughter, Mary Baily, who was born in Chester Co., PA. She married Caleb Hayes November 20, 1756 in Swede's Church, Wilmington, DE, son of Joseph Hayes and Jean Woodward. Their children were Isaac, Anne, Caleb, Abigail, Ellis and Ruth.
Abigail Hayes, d/o Caleb Hayes and Jean Woodward, married James Millison, Jr., s/o James Millison and Grace Woodward (1/2 sister to Jean Woodward). They moved to Washington County, Pennsylvania, and are responsible for almost all the Millisons who lived in that county and later in Belmont County, Ohio, by the next generation. Their daughter, Abigail Millison, married John Henry Carver, Jr.
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