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Margaret Bailey

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  • Name Margaret Bailey 
    Nickname Peggy 
    Gender Female 
    Military 30 Aug 1813  Fort Mims, Baldwin, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    "Upon Fort Pierce, near by as it was, the Indians made no attack, and the few inmates retired unharmed. They reached the Alabama River, but could not cross until Peggy Bailey, a sister of Captain Dixon Bailey, swam to the west side and procured a flat boat, on which they ferried themselves over and safely reached the arsenal at Mount Vernon. In acknowledgment of that daring act, swimming the Alabama in August, when alligators were quite abundant, the United States Government bestowed a tract of land upon this heroine. * * *

    Peggy Bailey has been mentioned as aiding those who retreated from Fort Pierce. She is represented as having been a stout, heavy built woman, who could ride a horse and shoot equal to a man." 
    Fort Mims Massacre
    Fort Mims Massacre
    30 August 1813
    Departure 23 Sep 1828  Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Sale of reservation property conveyed upon Bailey pursuant to the Treaty of Ft. Jackson and removal to the Indian Territory. 
    Person ID I5881  Dickinson
    Last Modified 14 Apr 2013 

    Father Richard Bailey,   b. 1748, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1798, Atasi, Upper Creek Nation (Macon County, Alabama) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Mary,   b. Atasi town, Upper Creek Nation Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married Abt 1766  Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    • Atasi or Autossee town, Upper Creek Nation (near present day Shorter, Alabama). This was one of the larger towns in the Upper Nation and the home of the Red Stick Prophet, High Head Jim. Richard Bailey maintained a precarious relationship with the town and by 1798 the National Council voted to expel him. He was killed in a riding accident before removal. The Baileys eventually settled in the Tensaw. Atasi was destroyed by Gen. John Floyd on November 29, 1813.
    Family ID F1566  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Richard Robertson 
    Children 
    +1. Cynthia Robinson,   b. Abt 1822, Monroe County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1887, Pensacola, Escambia, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 14 Apr 2013 
    Family ID F2755  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - "Upon Fort Pierce, near by as it was, the Indians made no attack, and the few inmates retired unharmed. They reached the Alabama River, but could not cross until Peggy Bailey, a sister of Captain Dixon Bailey, swam to the west side and procured a flat boat, on which they ferried themselves over and safely reached the arsenal at Mount Vernon. In acknowledgment of that daring act, swimming the Alabama in August, when alligators were quite abundant, the United States Government bestowed a tract of land upon this heroine. * * * Peggy Bailey has been mentioned as aiding those who retreated from Fort Pierce. She is represented as having been a stout, heavy built woman, who could ride a horse and shoot equal to a man." - 30 Aug 1813 - Fort Mims, Baldwin, Alabama Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Documents
    Reed, Dixon Bailey
    Reed, Dixon Bailey
    NARA M1104. Eastern Cherokee Applications of the U.S. Court of Claims, 1906-1909. Roll: 0113. Application Number: 11171
    Reed, Dixon Bailey
    Reed, Dixon Bailey
    NARA M1104. Eastern Cherokee Applications of the U.S. Court of Claims, 1906-1909. Roll: 0113. Application Number: 11171
    Reed, Dixon Bailey
    Reed, Dixon Bailey
    NARA M1104. Eastern Cherokee Applications of the U.S. Court of Claims, 1906-1909. Roll: 0113. Application Number: 11171
    Bailey, Peggy
    Bailey, Peggy
    Military Land Bounty Warrants, 22nd Congress (1832)

  • Sources 
    1. [S336342] The Creek War of 1813 and 1814, H. S. Halbert and T. H. Ball, (Tuscaloosa, Alabama: University of Alabama Press, 1995 ), 164-165.

    2. [S336345] A Conquering Spirit: Fort Mims and the Redstick War of 1813-1814, Gregory A. Waselkov, (Tuscaloosa, Alabama: University of Alabama Press, 2006), 49.

    3. [S336424] The Collected Works of Benjamin Hawkins, Benjamin Hawkins; Thomas Foster, ed., (Tuscaloosa, Alabama: University of Alabama Press 2003), 31s (Sketch); 39-40, 316, 317 (Letters).