Clay County

Biography - George Baity

GEORGE BAITY, deceased, was born in Rowan County, N. C., October 7, 1797. His occupation was that of a farmer. He was married in North Carolina to Rebecca Allgood. She was born May 3, 1789, in Mecklinburg County, Va., but was mostly reared in North Carolina. November 5, 1830, they started from North Carolina to Clay County, Ill., in a one-horse wagon, with all their worldly goods and a family of ten children. Most of the children walked behind, and pushed when it was necessary to cross a bad place or go up a steep hill. The winter of 1830-31 they were in Indiana, but in 1831 settled in Clay County, where they died - he December 1, 1847, she December 26, 1881. Of the family of ten children, four sons and one daughter yet survive, viz.: James, Isaac, Giles. Alexander and Mrs. Susan Holeman.

Source: 1884 History of Wayne and Clay Counties, Illinois, Part IV, Xenia Township, page 159.

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