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Histories and Biographies of Ballard, Calloway, Fulton, Graves, Hickman, McCracken and Marshall Counties, Kentucky A Reprint of Part H of Battle. J.H., W.H. Perrin And G.C. Kniffin. Kentucky: A History of the State. First Edition. Louisville, Chicago: F.A. Battey Publishing Co., 1885. Ballard Co.
BENJAMIN S. BAILEY Ballard County, KY Benjamin S. Bailey was born in Christian County, Ky., February 21, 1851, and is the eldest of six children born to F.D. and E. J. (Fraser) Bailey, natives of Virginia and Kentucky, respectively, of Scotch descent on the father’s side; his grandparents were Haweum Bailey and Benjamin F. Fraser, both farmers. Benjamin S. Bailey was reared on a farm, and attended the common schools when not engaged in the duties incident to farm life. In 1855, he came with his parents to the north part of Ballard County, where they engaged in farming. He lived with his parents till married, November,1872 to Mary A. Walsh, of McCracken County; she is the daughter of Hiram and May A.(Blanks) Walsh, natives of Christian County, Ky., and Charlotte County, Va, respectively. This union has been blessed with the birth of six children (four living), viz: Lozo, Clint, Hiram E. and Claude V. After his marriage, Mr. Bailey engaged in farming for nine years. He commenced the study of law in 1881, with Bugg and Wilds, at Blandville, was admitted to the bar in August, 1881, by W. S. Bishop, and has been police judge at Blandville. He is a member of the K. of H. and cast his first presidential vote for H. Greeley, and voted the Democratic ticket ever since. He is a Presbyterian and his wife is a Baptist.