Rose Dove Dalton and Albert Lee Dalton Homeplace

Rose Dove Dalton and Albert Lee Dalton Homeplace
This house and property belonged to John Ward, Jr At his death he willed the property to his nephew William Ward

Monday, November 21, 2011

The Jefferson Search

As I mentioned before, I will be researching Eros Gray Bailey's siblings for clues about his life and family.  The oldest child was Sylvester Bailey according to the census records of 1900 and 1910.  In the 1900 census his age was 11.  That would mean that he was born in 1888 or 1889.  I found a World War II draft registration for Sylvester Bailey.  His full name is Sylvester Hazel Bailey.  His birthdate was November 3, 1888 and place of birth was Pittsylvania County, Virginia.  His residence in 1941 was Rice, Virginia.  He was married.  He did not name his wife except as Mrs. S.H. Bailey.
I found Sylvester Bailey in the Border Crossing from U. S. to Canada 1908 - 1935.  On August 31, 1933 he was in Fort Erie Ontario.  He Listed his name as Sylvester H. Bailey of Rice, Virginia, age 44, Married, Baptist, Wife-Christine Bailey.  He had 22.00 dollars on his person when he crossed the border.  I believe he was crossing the border for business.  tobacco curers.  He also named Employer as Melvin Horton Courtland.
In the 1930 census I found Sylvester Bailey living in Prince Edward County, Virginia.  His wife was Christine He had five children, Elsie B 13; Lawrence Bailey 11; Louise E 10; Raymond B 7; and Ela 4 1/2.
The Social Security Index has Sylvester Bailey departing this life in November, 1968. 
So to summarize my findings for Sylvester Bailey.
He was born in Pittsylvania County, Virginia to Robert L. Bailey and Henrietta Bailey on November 3, 1888.  He was still at home with his parents in 1910 at the age of 21.  Sometime between 1910 and 1916 he was married to Christine.  I do not have her maiden name.  I could not find a 1920 census.  However, in 1930, he is listed in the census as living in Prince Edward County Virginia as a farmer with Christine and five children. It also states that he was not a verteran.    In 1933, we see him traveling to Fort Erie Ontario for Tobacco business. 
In November, 1968, he dies and the Death Index has him still living in Prince Edward County, Virginia.

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