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Joseph Baily

Joseph Baily (1810 – 1885)

Born March 18, 1810 in Pennsbury Township of Chester County, Pennsylvania. As one of 12 children, Baily attended the common schools, as his parents couldn’t afford the education beyond what could be procured during the winter months. He worked on the farm until 16 and then apprenticed in the trade of a hatter, which he carried on in Parkersville. He then saved enough money to attend a boarding school in New Jersey for one year.

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