Saturday, November 2, 2013

Remembering my Great Grandfather- a trip to Baileyton



My Great Grandfather, James Ruble Bailes was born in Baileyton on August 22, 1878. His parents were John Francis M Bails and Delphia Coldwell (daughter of Thomas Kincheloe Coldwell and Mariah Bussell. His father served in the 8th Tennessee Cavalry during the Civil War. Ruble had two sisters: Julia and Molly and three brothers: Joseph, Benjamin and Thomas. Ben married Flora Dotson stayed in Greene County. My Grandfather served in the Spanish American War (SGT CO F 8 REGT INFANTRY)

Enlistment papers

 After the war, he came back to Greene County and married Martha Elizabeth White, daughter of James Randolph White and Mary Ann Emily Good.  She was called Molly.

Marriage record

After they were married, they lived in Rheatown until they moved to Knoxville around 1920.


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