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Mercer Silas Bailey

Mercer Silas Bailey, American banker, cotton manufacturer. Member James Battalion, Civil War. Entered mercantile business on own account, at Clinton, 1865, and in 1870, started milling business.

Background

  • Bailey, Mercer Silas was born on November 9, 1841 in near Clinton, South Carolina, United States. Son of Silas M. and Margaret (Beaseley) Bailey.

  • Education

    • Education common schools.

    Career

    • Member James Battalion, Civil War. Entered mercantile business on own account, at Clinton, 1865, and in 1870, started milling business. Founder, 1886, Bailey’s Bank of Clinton, later M. S. Bailey & Son, bankers, of which became president.

      Founder and president Clinton Cotton Mills, and Lydia Cotton Mills. Trustee Thornwell Orphanage, Clinton.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Denomination: Presbyn

    Membership

    Member James Battalion, Civil War. Entered mercantile business on own account, at Clinton, 1865, and in 1870, started milling business.

    Connections

    • Married Rosanna Lydia Abrams, November 10, 1860 (died 1898). Children: Joseph Abrams, Putsy Silas (deceased), William James, Toccoa Mars, Emma Floride, Cassius Mercer, Mary Ellen.
    • father: Silas M. Bailey
    • mother: Margaret (Beaseley) Bailey
    • spouse: Rosanna Lydia Abrams
    • children: Joseph Abrams Bailey
    • Putsy Silas Bailey (deceased)
    • William James Bailey
    • Toccoa Mars Bailey
    • Emma Floride Bailey
    • Cassius Mercer Bailey
    • Mary Ellen Bailey
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    Born November 9, 1841
    Died February 19, 1926
    (aged 84)
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