An American Family History


Samuel Bayless

  also spelled Bayles, Bayliss, Bailes  
East Tennessee is part of Appalachia. At the end of the French and Indian War, colonists began drifting into the area. In 1769, they first settled along the Watauga River. During the Revolution, the Overmountain Men defeated British loyalists at the Battle of Kings Mountain. The State of Franklin was formed in the 1780s, but never admitted to the Union.

Samuel Bayless was born on April 11, 1751 in Kingston County, New Jersey. His parents were Daniel Bayless and Johanna Lake.

His family moved from New Jersey to Cecil County, Maryland some time between 1757-62. By 1771 they moved to Loudon County, Virginia.

He married Mary Nodding on January 16, 1774 in Loudoun County.

William Bayless (1774, married Catherine Jane Haire),
Daniel Bayless
Mary Bayless
John Bayless (1780, married Sarah Hawkins and Sarah Gordon),
Alice Bayless
Samuel Bayless
Hannah Bayless (1808, married Isaac Hoss),
Reuben Bayless (1786, married Elizabeth Moore and Sarah Garst),
Pboebe Bayless,
Hezekiah Bayless (1790, married Mary Finch), and
Martena Bayless (1791, married Thomas Hunt son of Uriah Hunt).

Alexander Bayless

About 1780 they moved to Washington County, Tennessee with their extended family.

The Cherokee Baptist Church was built on land owned by Samuel.

1795 in Washington County Deed of Conveyance
John Hunter to Samuel Bayless, 100A, pbo William Bayless
John Lemmon to Samuel Bayless, 100A, pbo William Bayless

Samuel died on August 14, 1825 in Washington County, Tennessee.





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