-----------------------------------------Genealogical and family history of the state of Maine, Volume 4 By Henry Sweetser Burrage, Albert Roscoe Stubbs
(I) John Bailey was a resident of Salisbury, Massachusetts, whither he came from Chippenham, in Wiltshire, England, sailing in the ship “Angel Gabriel,” which left England in April, 1635. He was cast away at Pemaquid (now Bristol, Maine), in the great storm of August 15, 1635. He was not accompanied by his wife, but several children, among whom was son John, came with him. He was a weaver by trade, and was living in Salisbury in 1650, removing thence to Newbury in the spring of 1651. He died there November 2, 1651, being called “Old John Bailey.” In his will he mentioned “My brother John Emery,
Junior, of Newbury, overseer,” His homestead in Salisbury he bequeathed to his son John. [His wife Eleanor KNIGHT never came to the new world.] His children born in England were: John, Robert and two daughters, who were living in England when he made his will.
(II) John (2), eldest child of John (1) Bailey, was born in 1613, in England, and was a weaver in early life; after settling in New England he became a husbandman. He remained in Salisbury until 1643, when he moved to Newbury and there passed the remainder of his life. He was a selectman in 1664, and a freeman in 1669. In that year and the following, his wife was engaged in the practice of midwifery. He died in March, 1691. He married about 1640, Eleanor Emery, and she remained his widow until her death, which occurred previous to September 23, 1700, when administration was granted upon her estate. Their children were: Rebecca, John, Sarah, Joseph, James, Joshua, Rachel and Judith.
(III) Joseph, second son of John (2) and Eleanor (Emery) Bailey, was born in Newbury, april 4, 1648. He took the oath of allegiance and fidelity at Newbury, February, 1669. About 1700 he removed to Arundel or Kennebunk Maine, where he remained until 1703, when he left probably on account of Indians. He returned in 1714, and was killed by Indians in October, 1723, at the age of seventy-five. He bought land in “Cape Porpoise,” Arundel or Kennebunkport, in 1692 and 1700, and was at Casco Fort, March, 1704; he was selectman of Arundel, 1719. He married (first) Priscilla Putnum, daughter of John, of Salem Village, Danvers, who died November 6, 1704 [They moved away from Maine and Priscilla PUTNAM BAILEY died. Joseph then married Sarah POORE SAWYER and moved back to Maine.]; (second) Sarah Poore, daughter of John Poore, and widow of John Sawyer. His children were; Rebecca, Priscilla, John, Joseph, Hannah, Daniel, Mary, Judith, Lydia and Sarah.
Ancestor chain: 12 Great grandfather John BAILEY 1635 Immigrant b.1585 / John II BAILEY 1635 Immigrant b.1613 / Joseph BAILEY b.1648 / Lydia BAILEY b.1695 / John JEFFORDS b.1724 / John JEFFORDS b.1746 / Lucretia JEFFORDS b.1766 / Amariah RAWSON b.1787 / Adaline RAWSON b.1811 /Mary DUNN b.1833 / Harriett Camilla ENSIGN b.1859 / George Ensign SMITH b.1898 / Camilla SMITH b.1926 / Lark / JR