Jacob Bailey was born circa 1813 at Maryland. He married Barbara Ann Tracey, daughter of Joshua Tracey.
Jacob and Barbara had nine children:
- John Thomas Bailey (1840-1901)
- Warren Bailey (c1842- )
- Mary Bailey (c1846- )
- Anne E. Bailey (c1850- )
- Jane Bailey (c1851- )
- Mariam Bailey (c1854- )
- William Bailey (c1856- )
- Adam A. Bailey (1857- )
- Dora Bailey (c1860- )
He died on 21 Jul 1870 at Baltimore County, Maryland.