States: New York: Onondaga
Better late than never. Your Thomas James Bailey was the younger brother of my Willis Snow Bailey and both were sons of Henry Seymour Bailey, who apparently used the name Seymour. He was married to Eliza Wickham and they had 12 children, including two sets of twins, of which your ancestor was part of one. According to our records, Henry's father was named John Bailey. According to our history, Seymour was bound out to another farmer in the area which was the custom in those days. Seymour ran away and for that, John disowned him. In later life, John had a change of heart and moved to bring him back into the family, but Seymour refused. Seymour and Eliza were buried in Cardiff Cemetery. In 1993, a landslide off nearby Bare Mountain created havoc in the area. Many graves were washed out including Seymour and Eliza's. The bones were all reburied in a communal grave with no marker. That's the good news. The bad news is that I can find lots of John Baileys in the neighborhood but no connection to any children. The one additional piece of information that I have is that John's wife was Nancy Newton.
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