Enos Lore Bailey

Enos Lore BaileyMary Jane Kennedy Bailey

Enos Lore Bailey was born in Baileytown July 12, 1851. He married Mary Jane Kennedy on December 5, 1875.

Mary was born in 1857 in Philadelphia, but the 1860 census shows her living in the household of James and Mary Sutton not far from Baileytown. She was closely associated with John D. Herr and his wife Nancy Jane (nee Sutton), but very little else is known about her.

While Enos was building their new home in Baileytown, Mary died suddenly at the age of 24 leaving him with two young children, John age 5 and Florence age 1.  Enos, who had his hands full with the farm, sent his two young children to live with relatives. 

It's been said that Enos' home in Baileytown was very well built -- even the attic was finished off.  One of Enos' granddaughters readily recalled this farm and described it as "a lovely, lovely place" with its large cornfields, chickens, ducks and sheep.  She also related that Baileytown's school teacher boarded here.

Enos remarried in 1884, and he and his second wife Hannah (nee Deppe) had five more children: Elizabeth, Ralph, Gertrude, Enos Jr., and Edna. Enos and Hannah sold this home and moved to Millville before the government took over.  The house burned to the ground prior to World War II.