ISAAC BAITY, farmer, P. O. Xenia. was born in Rowan Ccunty, N. C., November 5, 1819, and is the son of George Baity, deceased (see sketch). Our subject has lived in this county since 1831, when he first came with his parents. He remained at home till his marriage, April 9, 1846. His wife, Lydia Margaret Martin, was born in Kentucky May 24, 1820, a daughter of William and Mary (Jones) Martin, both natives of Kentucky, but both died in this county. Mrs. Baity died April 21, 1882, and was the mother of the following living children: Mary Ann, Helena, America B., Rachael A. and Vienna. Two sons died in infancy. Mr. Baity's occupation has been that of a farmer. He now owns about 400 acres of land, 200 of which are in cultivation. In politics, he is a Democrat. For over thirty years he has held the office of Justice of the Peace, and has been Township Treasurer of Schools since 1849.
Source: 1884 History of Wayne and Clay Counties, Illinois, Part IV, page 159.