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Mercer Silas Bailey

banker , cotton manufacturer

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.

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