Friday, January 29, 2010

Benjamin Bailey

Born May 18, 1847, died May 29, 1896. Aged 49 years and 11 days. He was a son of Robert and Eleanor Bailey; was born in Tennessee; moved with his parents to Missouri, and at age of 17 united with the Baptists. In 1877 he married Mary M. Brown, daughter of J. W. and M. B. Brown, and in 1889 moved to Dallas county, Ark. . In 1893 he moved to Hot Spring county , and in 1894 united with Taylor's Chapel church. He was a faithful Christian, loved his God, his church, his family, and his neighbors. He trained his children faithfully and maintained the family alter daily. His last words were " I will soon be at rest ." He left a wife and three children to mourn their loss.
Written by one who loved him; yes, loved him, oh, so well.

Arkansas Baptist, August 19, 1896, page 15

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