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Honored by Gen. John Archer Elmore Chapter, AL Sons of the American Revolution

Moses Bailey

Henrico County, VA
Born 1751
Madison County, AL, United States
Died 1834


Moses Bailey first entered service when he was 16-18 years old, serving a 2 year term under Capt. James Price in a company of 60-100 men, being stationed in Richmond to guard the public magazine. A few months after this tour he again entered service as a militiaman under Capt. David Bowles, in an expedition to meet the invasion of Benedict Arnold, and marched to Williamsburg, then to Little York, serving for 3 months. He then moved to Hanover Co, VA and again entered service as a militiaman under Capt. Thomas Richardson and Col. Boyd, and marched to Gloucester to join Gen. George Weedon, and remained with Weedon at Little York, serving for 3 months. He was earlier in the battle of Green Springs Plantation [6 Jul 1781] and several other short tours.


We do not know when Moses Bailey moved to AL. After the war he resided in Amherst Co, VA, appearing on the 1783 tax list. At some time he moved to GA, and from there moved to Madison Co, AL prior to the 1830 census.

Military Rank

Years of Service


Wars, Campaigns, & Battles

American Revolution
Southern Campaign
Battle of Yorktown