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Asenath WILSON & Robert BAILEY Family 
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Asenath WILSON & Robert BAILEY  Family of Sullivan Township

1. Robert1 Bailey, son of Jabez Bailey and Anna Unknown (Bailey), reference B1.1251 (#16670) was born in Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut 1756. Individual flags: Rev.War. Robert died 14 SEP 1821 in Jackson Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania, at age 65.

He married Asenath Wilson * 13 FEB 1776 in Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut. Reference Haddam L.R. 9:531. (Asenath Wilson* is #16673.)

Asenath was born ABT 1765. Birth date questionable - Very young for marriage and child bearing.

Asenath died 10 DEC 1828 in Dartt Settlement, Charleston Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania, at age 63. Her body was interred DEC 1828 in Dartt Settlement, Charleston Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. If Asenath's birth date is anywhere close to accurate, she may be too young to be mother of older children. Her ancestry is unkown at this time.

Robert registered to pay taxes 07 OCT 1814 in Tioga township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Sullivan Township was part of Tioga Township in 1814 when this tax assessment occurred. It is impossible to separate the present day townships from the one big one.

Robert Bailey and Asenath Wilson* had the following children:

2 i. Constant2 Bailey reference B1.12511 (#7741) was born in Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut 27 JAN 1777. Constant died 30 JAN 1843 in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania, at age 66. His body was interred FEB 1843 in Bailey Family Cemetery, Rutland Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. He married Abigail Unknown (Bailey) BEF 1801. (Abigail Unknown (Bailey) is #17173.) Abigail was born about 1776. Abigail died 11 NOV 1851 in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania, at age 75. Her body was interred Nov 1851 in Bailey Family Cemetery, Rutland Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania.

Constant registered to pay taxes 07 OCT 1814 in Tioga township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Sullivan Township was part of Tioga Township in 1814 when this tax assessment occurred. It is impossible to separate the present day townships from the one big one.

Constant registered to pay taxes 1816 in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Sullivan Township was formed in 1816. It was taken from Covington Township. Its original boundaries included the southern half of Rutland formed in 1829, and the northern part of Ward which was formed in 1852.

Constant was listed as the head of a family on the 1820 Census in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Rutland Township was formed from Sullivan in 1829.

Constant registered to pay taxes 1829 in Rutland Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Rutland Township was formed From Jackson and Sullivan in 1828. William Howland, William Rose and Ezra Wood performed the first tax assessment.

Constant was listed as the head of a family on the 1830 Census in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. This is porobably the second (and older) listing as Sylvester. The younger Sylvester is already listed and this seeming duplicate is probably Constant.

Constant was listed as the head of a family on the 1840 Census in Rutland Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Constant had his will probated 15 MAR 1842 in Rutland Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Adm. Moses Crawford, Bail - Sylvester Bailey, Erastus Rose 1897 History of Tioga County Pennsylvania, page 558

3 ii. Sylvester Bailey reference B1.12512 (#20974) was born about 1780.

4 iii. Roswell Wilson Bailey reference B1.12514 (#16672) was born 24 DEC 1782. Rozel died 24 OCT 1840 in Tioga County, Pennsylvania, at age 57. His body was interred OCT 1840 in Dartt Settlement, Charleston Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Tombstone says he was killed by upsetting his wagon aged 58 years 10 months. He married twice.

He married Lucinda Clark BEF 1806 in Tioga County, Pennsylvania. (Lucinda Clark is #16679.) Lucinda was born 4 MAY 1784 in Wilbraham, Hampden County, Massachusetts. Lucinda was the daughter of Seth Clark Jr. and Eleanor Burr. Lucinda died 22 DEC 1822 in Tioga County, Pennsylvania, at age 38. Her body was interred DEC 1822 in Dartt Settlement, Charleston Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. He married Julia Ann Rockwell 4 JAN 1824 in Charleston Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. (Julia Ann Rockwell is #31265.) Julia was born 11 JUN 1804 in Rutland County, Vermont. Julia was the daughter of Silas Rockwell* and Berthena Andrews. She married Oliver Elliott 1848. Julia died 3 MAR 1850 in Charleston Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania, at age 45. Her body was interred MAR 1850 in Dartt Settlement, Charleston Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Julia's descendants found in Whitney Family Genealogy.

Rozel had his will probated 14 NOV 1840 in Charleston, Charleston Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. he following was Emailed by Kay Brownell in 1997: HISTORY of the BAILEY FAMILY In 1802 Roswell Bailey rode on horseback from VT to Tioga County, PA, taking with him his sister, Betsey, and settled at Mill Creek (Tioga) PA, where he remained until 1810 when he removed to Dartt's Settlement where he cleared and improved a farm which he cultivated until his death. He is buried at Dartt's Settlement.

Was a farmer and lumberman, also operating a grist mill, and was killed by a run-away while moving a mill from Elmira, NY, to Tioga County, PA.

According to "History of the Bailey Family as given by Josie Bailey Grenough Aug 16, 1905" - " (Josie was having some fun with "Biblical Language and style" but I wil lpresent it as it has come down to me.) Now it came to pass when Rozel had lived to the age of one score years Wisdome said unto him: Take thy sister Betsy and go into the forest in the far west to the River Tioga in the State of Pennsylvania and dwell there and cut the tree and till the soil and make a home for the woman who is to be thy wife, for thou shalt multiply and replenish the earth and thy name shall be great and thou shalt be the father of nations; and Rozel obeyed the voice of wisdom and, taking his sister Betsy, he journeyed many days on horseback through the wilderness; and he pitched his tent on the Tioga River near the town of Tioga in the State of Pennsylvania. And so he sojourned there nine years and then went to the south and dwelt in the land that came to be called Charleston, and he and a few others formed the settlement they called "Dartt".

And Rozel cut the trees and sawed the lumber that built the homes of the neighbors both far and near. After he had dwelt on the River Tioga three years he took to wife LUcinda of the tribe of CLARK, from the state of Massachusetts in the land of New England, and she bare him five sons and one daughter and the names of those sons were: Clark, Robert, Wilson, Benjamin and Justus; and the daughter's name was Mary Ann. PLEASE NOTE - Robert is underscored and Roswell is written in.

And Lucinda died at the age of 37 years, and Rozel took to wife another whose name wa Julia, of the tribe of ROCKWELL, and Julia bare him another six sons and daughters, whose names were: John, Rockwell, George, Julia, Ellen and Caroline. And Rozel died and he was eight and fifty years old when he died, and he was buried in the place where he had dwelt in the settlement called "Dartt", and the cause of his death was the running away of his horses and the tipping over of his wagon, but before he died he had welcomed his Father and Mother and brethern to the land of his choice.

And they dwelt in the regions about and built homes in the forests for their families. But this is a history of Rozel of the tribe of BAILEY and his descendants, and with his death endeth the first generation, according to this recod, of the tribe of Bailey in the County of Tioga, in the state of Pennsylvania. And in the burying place in Dartt Settlement can be seen at the present time the stones that mark the graves of himself, his mother, Asenath, and his wives, Lucinda and Julia.

And Clark, the first born of Rozel and Lucinda, was born during the reign of Thomas of the tribe of Jefferson, in the year A. D. 1806. And the place he was born was Tioga; where he came when a little child with hs father, to the Settlement called Dartt.

And he followed the ways of his father and cut the trees, and sawed the lumber and also ground the meal and became a worker in Iron. And he sojourned to the East of his Father at the corners called "Wilcox" and latr he dwelt on the Tioga River, called Mansfield. And he gave bountifully of all the goods he posessed to the building of Temples and places of learning, and to the supplying of the wants of the Saints. And he took to wife Vesta of the tribe of JUDD, and she bare him ten sons and daughters whose names were: Sarah, Roswell, Julius, Wesley, Thomas, Emily, Julia, Justus (called Chet), Chlarissa, and Clark. And he having reached the age of seventy and four years, died and was buried where he dwelt in the Corners called Wilcox, which later was called Whitneyville.

ROBERT, the second born of Rozel and Lucinda, was born in the reign of Thomas of the tribe of Jefferson, in the year 1808 and he journeyed to the east to his brother and pitched his tent in the township of Richmond. He took to wife Lucy of the tribe of Holden, and she bare him seven sons and daughters and their names were: Lydia, Justus, Mary (called Gusta), Charlotte, Rosweell (called Burr), Dallas and Eliza. And Lucy died and he took to wife another whose name was Julia of the tribe of HAGER, who bare him seven sons and the names of these seven sons were: Myron, Robert, Wilson, Elton, Wallace, Carl, and Frank and Fred who were twins.

Robert was a tiller of the soil and he lived to see thirteen of his sons and daughters reach the age where they could care for themselves and when his days were ended he was buried near where he had lived, in the burial place in Mansfield, and he was thre score and ten and seven years old.

Roswell Wilson, the third son of rozel and Lucinda, was born during the reign of James of the tribe of Madison$in 1812 and he grew to manhood and dwelt on a portion of the land that had been$his fathers. Later he journeyd to the west and dwelt in the country called Potter in the township of Hector. And he followed in the way of his father and cut the tree and tilled the soil. And he took to wife Marilla of the tribe of JOHNSON, and she bare him ten sons and daughters and the names of these were: Coville, Charlotte, George, Sophia, Myron, Mary, Jane, Sarah, Lucinda, Vine, and Julia. And he found it good to serve the Lovd, and for fifty years he was a servant of the most High, and having reached three score and seven years when he died and was buried in the county of Potter.

MARY ANN, the fourth child of Rozel and Lucinda was born in the reign of James of the tribe of Madison in the year of our Lord 1814, and was the only daughter of Rozel and Lucinda. She reached womanhood and became the wife of Richard of the tribe of MOORE. She was loved and known for her goodness and sweetness, and she bare him three children but two of them died while young, and the other grew to womanhood and her name was Lucy and she is the only descendant of Mary Ann of the tribe of Bailey, the wife of Richard of the tribe of Moore. Mary Ann was sixty five years old when she died and was buried in Wellsboro.

5 iv. Hannah Bailey reference B1.12515 (#16674) was born in Vermont 1784. Hansy died 05 Dec 1869 in Wellsboro, Tioga County, Pennsylvania, at age 85. She married Oliver Willard 1809. (Oliver Willard is #16680.) Oliver was born 08 Nov 1784 in Langdon, New Hampshire. Oliver was the son of Joseph Willard* and Rhoda Prouty*. Oliver died 11 Feb 1863 in Charleston Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania, at age 78. See Descendants of Josiah Welland of Wethersfield for genealogy.

6 v. Charlotte Bailey reference B1.12517 (#16676) was born in Chatham, Middlesex County, Connecticut 3 MAY 1788. Charlotte died 21 Dec 1860 in Wellsboro, Tioga County, Pennsylvania, at age 72. She married Stephen A. Bliss 06 NOV 1806. (Stephen A. Bliss is #16681.) Stephen was born 09 Aug 1784. Stephen was the son of Daniel Bliss* and Mary Morgan Bailey *. Stephen died 25 Apr 1848 in Wellsboro, Tioga County, Pennsylvania, at age 63.

7 vi. Asenath Bailey reference B1.12516 (#7744) was born in Connecticut 13 APR 1790. Seeny died 28 NOV 1870 in Rutland Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania, at age 80. Her body was interred NOV 1870 in Lawrence Corners, Rutland Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. She married Benjamin Lawrence BEF 1820. (Benjamin Lawrence is #7743.) Benjamin was born 14 AUG 1786 in Connecticut. Benjamin was the son of Mr. ? Lawrence ????. Benjamin died 25 AUG 1855 in Rutland Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania, at age 69. His body was interred AUG 1855 in Lawrence Corners, Rutland Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Benjamin registered to pay taxes 1816 in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Sullivan Township was formed in 1816. It was taken from Covington Township. Its original boundaries included the southern half of Rutland formed in 1829, and the northern part of Ward which was formed in 1852.

Benjamin was listed as the head of a family on the 1820 Census in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Benjamin registered to pay taxes 1829 in Rutland Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Rutland Township was formed From Jackson and Sullivan in 1828. William Howland, William Rose and Ezra Wood performed the first tax assessment.

Benjamin was listed as the head of a family on the 1830 Census in Rutland Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Benjamin was listed as the head of a family on the 1850 Census in Rutland Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Benjamin and Asenath were at thome with son William for thie census. Catherine Corzatt, age 18, born NJ, was also in the household. Benjamin Lawrence was here prior to the 1812 assesment and the 1816 formation of Sullivan. However the people I am interpreting as his children were born later than this in different places than Pennsylvania. Do not know if census is inaccurate or if these are not his sone. Although since they live next door to him there is every reason to believe they are his sons. Henry Lawrence also an 1816 taxable. Possibly a brother. Could this be Asenath Bailey # 16675 ??

8 vii. Griffin Bailey reference B1.12513 (#7742) was born in Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts 19 APR 1790. Griffin died 27 AUG 1855 in Columbia Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, at age 65. He married Polly Lawrence. (Polly Lawrence is #21556.) Polly was born 6 NOV 1792. Polly was the daughter of Mr. ? Lawrence ????. Polly died 15 OCT 1853 at age 60.

Griffin registered to pay taxes 1816 in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Sullivan Township was formed in 1816. It was taken from Covington Township. Its original boundaries included the southern half of Rutland formed in 1829, and the northern part of Ward which was formed in 1852.

Griffin was listed as the head of a family on the 1820 Census in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Polly and Griffin were next door to Robert and Constant Bailey households in 1820, and also next door to Benjamin Lawrence, possible brother of Polly, and husband of Asenath Bailey, sister of Griffin.

Griffin was listed as the head of a family on the 1840 Census in Columbia Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania. Griffin was listed as the head of a family on the 1850 Census in Columbia Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania. 1897 History of Tioga County Pennsylvania, page 558

9 viii. Betsey Bailey reference B1.12518 (#16677) was born in Chatham, Middlesex County, Connecticut 11 FEB 1791. Individual flags: Obituary; Newspaper. Betsey died 25 Oct 1891 in Mansfield, Richmond Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania, at age 100. She married Jonathan Lawrence 11 FEB 1812 in Rutland Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. (Jonathan Lawrence is #16682.) Jonathan was born 1782 in Connecticut. Jonathan was the son of Mr. ? Lawrence ????. Jonathan died 1845 at age 63. Brother of Polly Lawrence who married Grffin Bailey? Mainesburg Scrapbook page 101

10 ix. Robert Wilson Bailey reference B1.1251 10 (#16671) was born in Massachusetts 27 APR 1797. Robert died 3 SEP 1868 inIndependence,Oakland,Michigan, at age 71. He married Malinda Hotchkiss 1815 in Tioga County, Pennsylvania. (Malinda Hotchkiss is #30990.) Malinda was born 09 May 1800 in Argyle, Washington County, New York. Malinda was the daughter of Harris Hotchkiss and Lucy Carey. Malinda died 20 Feb 1876 in Brandon Township, Oakland County, Michigan, at age 75.

Robert was listed as the head of a family on the 1820 Census in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Malinda and Robert had two girls and two boys all under ten in the household. A letter read by Mary Kingsley chronicles the travels of this family westward. See notes on Jeanette's page, may not be the Robert of Robert and Asenath family,

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