George J. Bailey, liveryman, Washington, was born in Newport, Khode Island, December 8, 1848. He is a son of James E. and Harriet Bailey, natives of Rhode Island, where they still reside. They have two children : Joseph H. and George, our subject, who was married October 2, 1873, to Miss Elizabeth Hathaway, daughter of John and Ann Hathaway, of Clarke County. They have two children: Joseph P. and Charles S. Mr. Bailey served one summer's cruise on board a government steamer, under the command of Lieutenant Miller. He and his wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. He received his education in his native place, leaving there at the age of thirteen years, and clerked in Boston and Xew York City for three years, when he came West and engaged in the livery business, which he has followed since.
From R. S. Dills' History of Fayette County