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John Thomas Bailey

John Thomas Bailey, son of Jacob Bailey and Barbara Ann Tracey, was born in Sep 1840 at Baltimore County, Maryland. He married Margaret Plowman.

John and Margaret had two children:

  1. Anne Bailey (c1866- )
  2. Thomas H. Bailey (c1869- )

He married Ida Rachel Bloom, daughter of David Bloom and Belinda Pearce Franklin, on 05 Nov 1891 at Baltimore County, Maryland.

John and Ida had four children:

  1. Paul Bloom Bailey (1893-1966)
  2. Adam Lee Bailey (1894-1920)
  3. Edith May Bailey (1896-1898)
  4. Ruth Alva Bailey (1898- )

He died on 11 Mar 1901.


  1. Dennis says:

    Margaret Plowman is a married name. Margaret appears with John Thomas Bailey in the 1870 Federal Census along with five children from a previous marriage. Emma E. Plowman, her youngest daughter from that marriage, would eventually marry Thomas G. Bloom, the younger brother of Ida Rachel Bloom, John’s second wife. At least one researcher on Ancestry has entered Margaret’s maiden name as Kelly, though I’ve found no data to support it.

  2. Dennis says:

    This past weekend I found a number of Plowmans in the Wiseburg Methodist Cemetery in Wiseburg, Maryland. I didn’t give it much thought at the time, but I will have to stop there again and see if there any matches.

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