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Mar. 11, 1811 Bradford County Pennsylvania, USA
Jun. 18, 1905 Davis County Iowa, USA
Orange Bailey was a farmer and stock-raiser. He was one of the first settlers of Marion township. At age ten he came with his father, Smith Bailey, to Muskingum county, Ohio. He was first married to Miss Lydia Wagner of Franklin county, Ohio; and they had seven children: William S., David S., Rose Mantie, Ann, and three deceased, Warren, Charley S., and Mary 0. He married again in January 1849, to Miss Nancy Good, daughter of Isaac Good of Muskingum county, Ohio, and they have had thirteen children; Thomas J., Elizabeth, Rachel, James H., Frances M., Hiram, Emma J., Austin, and five deceased, Franklin, Ira, Peter J., and two in infancy.
Obituary of Orange Bailey", Davis County Newspaper, 1905.
"Orange Bailey was born March 11, 1811 in the state of Penn. and moved with his parents to Ohio near Columbus during the year 1823 where he grew to manhood. He was married Aug. 8, 1832 to Lydia Wagner, seven children blest this union, four of whom are living. He moved with his family to Iowa and settled in Davis county Marion twp. in 1845. In 1847 his wife died and left him with five children and the hardships of a pioneer's life. On Aug. 8, 1850 he was married to Nancy Good thirteen children blest this union, four of whom are still living. On May 7,1895 he was called to part with his wife. He lived on the farm on which he first settled from 1845 to 1901 after which time he lived with his sons. He was converted about the age of 27 in Ohio and joined the M. E. church, after coming to Davis county Iowa. he joined the U. B. church of which he tried to keep the faith and lived with a hope of a better beyond until his death which occurred June 18, 1905 at the home of Henry Bailey near Drakesville Iowa. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Jesse Monkman."