JOHN 2 BAILEY (1656)

JOHN2 BAILEY (JOHN (HADDAM FOUNDER)1) was born 1655/56 in Hartford, Hartford, CT, and died September 28, 1734 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT. He married ELIZABETH GERARD 1687 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT, daughter of ROBERT GERARD and ELIZABETH BECKWITH.


· Thirty Mile Island Cemetery - John is the only Bailey buried at Haddam with a head stone. He was buried near the southeastern border of the old ground laid out by his father.

·On January 20, 1732, John Bailey deeded his wife Elizabeth, half of his house, 2 acres of land, and all his personal effects if she do not again marry.

Birth: Abt. 1655, Hartford, Connecticut
Film Number: 6142791


i. JOHN JR.3 BAILEY, b. October 12, 1688, Haddam, Middlesex, CT; d. February 03, 1767, Haddam, Middlesex, CT.

+ii. EPHRAIM3 BAILEY, b. January 01, 1690/91, Haddam, Middlesex, CT; d. March 27, 1761, Haddam, Middlesex, CT.

iii. ELIZABETH BAILEY, b. October 24, 1694, Haddam, Middlesex, CT; d. November 17, 1726, Milford, New Haven, CT.

iv. LYDIA BAILEY, b. March 16, 1695/96, Haddam, Middlesex, CT.

v. MEHETABEL BAILEY, b. June 04, 1698, Haddam, Middlesex, CT; d. January 20, 1731/32; m. BENJAMIN WEST, January 11, 1719/20.

vi. JONATHAN BAILEY, b. August 16, 1700; d. 1776.

vii. DOROTHY BAILEY, b. July 11, 1703, Haddam, Middlesex, CT; m. JONATHAN SMITH, September 22, 1721.

viii. MARY BAILEY, b. March 19, 1705/06, Haddam, Middlesex, CT; m. JOHN BEVIN, September 10, 1724.

ix. DAVID BAILEY, b. August 08, 1710, Haddam, Middlesex, CT; d. July 1771; m. (1) JEMIMA; m. (2) JANE, July 20, 1730.


"The Ancestry of Emily Jane Angell_1844 -1910" by Dean Crawford Smith and Melinde Lutz Sanborn, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1992, pp. 223-230. Elizabeth (BECKWITH) GERARD appears on pp. 228-229 with her husbands and children.

"The Backus Families of Early New England" by Reno Warburton Backus 1966

"Genealogies of Connecticut Families" from the New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. I, p. 66 - 68.

Elizabeth GERARD'S Family History

Elizabeth GERARD, wife of John2 Bailey, was born about 1666/67, New London, CT; (baptized 14 May 1671, New London, CT, in the First Church of Christ); she died AFT 1719 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT.

Generation 2 (parents)

Robert Gerard b. abt 1640, New London, New London County, CT; m. (1) Elizabeth Beckwith abt 1665 in CT; d. 1690, Haddam, Middlesex County, CT

Elizabeth Beckwith b. 1645/47, New London, New London, CT; m. (1) Robert Gerard (Girard) abt 1665 in Lyme, New London, CT; *Divorced Oct 1674; New Haven, New Haven Co., CT; m. (2) John Bates on 1677; d. 15 Jan 1718/19 in Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT

*Divorce; Oct 1674; New Haven, New Haven Co., CT - Robert Gerard [or Jarrad] made the statement that he "wished... [his wife] to take her course" or be free to remarry. (Divorce Case of Elizabeth Jarrad [Oct. 1674], Recs. Ct. of Assts., Lacy transcript, I, 55) Robert may have threatened to make provisions for binding out their daughter Elizabeth after he deserted the family. [Women Before the Bar, p. 124]

Generation 3 (grandparents)

Matthew BECKWITH was born 1610 in Pontefract, Yorkshire England. He married Elizabeth Mary Lynde about 1645 probably in New
London, CT. He died 21 OCT 1680.

Elizabeth Mary LYNDE was born about 1625 probably in England. She died after 1682 in CT.



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