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Label
ca. 1837
Inclusive dates
ca. 1837
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Transcript of the autobiography, ca. 1837, of Andrew Bailey (1809-1872) of Charlotte County, Virginia, detailing his life and career as a merchant. Bailey records the arrival of his Bailey ancestors to Virginia, and eventual settlement in Charlotte County. He provides details of his youth and schooling in Charlotte County, including his efforts to determine a career for himself. Bailey details his choice of career as a merchant and his operation of stores in Franklin and Pittsylvania Counties, Virginia, before returning to Charlotte County and opening a store there. He relates stories of his mercantile experiences, as well as information on social life in Charlotte and Franklin Counties. Bailey writes about his courtship of and marriage to Amanda C. Hamlett; religious life in Charlotte County; and a trip he took to New York, New York, via Washington, D. C., and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He notes that while in Washington, he attended the same church service as President Andrew Jackson. Bailey adds asides about agriculture, card-playing, and social activities. Narrative ends with Bailey reading law
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Biographical or historical data
Andrew Bailey was born 4 April 1809 in Charlotte County, Virginia, to Andrew Bailey (ca. 1766-1852) and Polly Green Bailey (b. ca. 1784). Bailey became a merchant and operated stores in Franklin and Pittsylvania Counties, Virginia, before returning to open a store in Charlotte County. Bailey became a prosperous merchant and planter in Charlotte County. He married Amanda C. Hamlett (b. ca. 1812) 30 September 1830, and they had three children. Andrew Bailey died in Charlotte County 14 August 1872..
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Vi
Form designation
Autobiography
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
33
Immediate source of acquisition
McDowell, James A.
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
000491875
Reproduction note
Photocopies.
Type of unit
leaves.

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