Posted By:Debi
Subject:Euphemia Drake Bailey Folsom 1860
Post Date:April 07, 2007 at 09:09:43
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Forum:Sacramento County, CA Genealogy Forum
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Need assistance in finding information on Euphemia Drake Bailey. What I do know is the following:

She was born to John and Mary Drake who were from New Jersey, they moved to Ohio, Indiana and Wisconsin. She had siblings: Samuel, John and Phebe. Both John and Samuel lived out their lives in Dane Co., Wisconsin.

She was married to a James or Harvey Bailey in Miami Co., Indiana in 1845. (Indiana marriage records state James, letters in our possession state Harvey).

She and her family made the trip to California in 1854 and she was in Folsom in August of 1860. (Their wagon was attacked by Indians and they joined another wagon train).

Once she arrived in California, she divorced her husband and the children ended up in other family homes as she could not support them herself. At least one daughter died and another, Mary, was back with her in August of 1860. In 1857 she was living in a hotel in Sacramento City.

Unfortunately I have not been able to find out how many children she had, where they were born or the names of the families that they ended up with. I have not been able to find her on the census, but know that she was in Folsom in 1860, from a letter that has made it through these many years.

Can anyone assist me in finding Euphemia/Euphonia/Euphama Drake Bailey (the many ways that she signed the 3 letters that we have)?

Thank you for your time and assistance.