Keithly Bailes and Sarahanna

Keithly Bailes and his wife Sarahanna Marshall Bailes,
photo courtesy of Christian Church of Ellensburg, WA

Keithley Bailes Family

Oregon Territory,
and Washington

Keithley Bailes (Reverend)
b. 29 Oct 1829 Jackson, Indiana
d. 17 May 1915 Ellensburg, WA
buried: Oddfellows Cemetery in Ellensburg,WA

m. Sarahanna Marshall1847 Missouri
b. 28 Apr1833 Polk Co. Missouri
d. 31 Jan 1919 London, Ore
buried: Oddfellows Cemetery in Ellensburg, WA
her father: John Marshall
her mother: Elizabeth Potter
his father: Thomas Bailes (b. c1800 - ? )
his mother: Elizabeth (Betsy) King (1802-1883)
Children with Sarahanna Marshall
Alsey Emaline "Emma" Bailes b. 5 July1855 in Jackson, MO, d.18 Sep1943 m. George Monroe Paul in 1870
Martha "Matty" Bailes b. (?1851-) d. m. Robert D. Jackson
Mary Ann Bailes b. (?1849) d. 1929) m. Edward Axel Pedigo.(1845-1906)
James "Jim" W. Bailes b. (?1850- ) d. m. Rosa Reeves
# "Andy" Andrew Jackson Bailes (Reverend) b. 4 Nov1859 in Springfield, MO d. 18 Sep1943 in Ellensburg, WA m. Jennie Rader 10-1-1880, in Yakima (b. 10-1-1859, d. 9-16-1937 in Ellensburg)
"Lizzie" Elizabeth Jane Bailes b. (1856-) d. m. # F. C. Brown
Matilda "Lida" Lydia Bailes b. 8/26/1862 d. June 1950 Umatilla, OR m. # Frank C. Barnhart in Kittitas
Ellen "Feeby" Bailes b. 1864 d. m. # W. H. Rader
Parthenia Catherine Bailes b.1868 d. m. Grissom
George Washington Bailes b. 1873 d. Cottage Grove m.

# denotes which children we can be certain of by the obituary below but it doesn't include the women's names. We are presently unsure about the remainder of the children and would love to communicate with someone with more information on this family.
Sarahanna Marshall was the oldest daughter of John Marshall and Elizabeth Potter. Both of these families seem to have been strongly religious with several members becoming ministers of the gospel. It is little wonder then that Sarahanna married a dedicated follower of the faith. Keithley Bailes married Sarahanna Marshall in her home town of Green, Missouri. They lived there about a year until moving to Jackson, Missouri where most of their 13 children were born.
Bailes family
Keithly Bailes(center) with his probable mother (on the right). His wife Sarahanna is not pictured here. The other man may be his brother but it is also possible that the unidentified man is Samuel S. Cox, the second husband of Elizabeth Bailes.
(We need someone to identify the others.)

Sarahanna Marshall's family had strong religious beliefs. Her older brother became a minister, her younger brother was named after John Wesley, the founder of the Methodists, and her cousin, Thomas Potter(III) Jr. had been a Quaker who later became a minister in the Church of Christ. With this background it is no wonder that Sarahanna marries Keithley Bailes in Missouri where her parents had lived until just before the Civil War. They had several children in Missouri but decided to go west in 1861 by ox cart to the Oregon Territory. Other family connections lead us to believe that he may have also been a Quaker at first. Their beliefs against killing may have prompted their journey west prior to the impending Civil War. Although our sources say he was a Quaker he seems to adopt to the lack of religious structure in eastern Washington and Oregon. They established one of the first churches in the Kittitas valley of Eastern Washington affilated with the present day Christian Church.

1830 - US Census, Indiana, Jackson Co., Salt Creek. page 218.  Jacob is 60 -70 years old possible grandfather of Keithley

Jacob Bayles                   male     0  0  1  1  0  0  0  0  1  0  0  0  0
                                     female     1  0  1  0  0  0  0  1  0  0  0  0  0
same page
William Sullivan             male     0  0  0  0  2  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
                                     female     0  0  0  0  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0

1840 - US Census, Missouri, Greene Co., Ripley. page 347. Thomas is 30 to 40 years old, 

Thomas Bailes     male      0  1  0  0  0  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
                           female      3  0  1  0  0  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
Ray Co., Richmond. page 304
William Bailes      male      2  0  1  0  1  2  1   0  0  0  0  0
                           female     0  1  2  1  0  0   0  1  0  0  0  0
John Bailes           male      0  0  0  1  2  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
                           female     0  0  1  0  0  0  0   1  0  0  0  0

1850- US Census, Greene Co., Dallas Twp., page 365. The following page seems to include both Keithly Bailes' father and perhaps his grandfather. 

Thomas Bayles         41 m           farmer           $800          Ohio
Elizabeth   "             39  f                                                    KY
next door
Keathley Bayles        21 m          farmer                               IN
Sarah A.    "             18 f                                                     MO
Mary A.     "                1 f                                                     MO
Eilsey A.    "              19 f                                                     IN
Lavina        "              17 f                                                     MO
Thos  K      "              14 m                                                   MO
Jacob          "              12 m                                                   MO
Andrew E.  "             10 m                                                   MO
William  R. "                8 m                                                  MO
Elizabeth    "                6 f                                                     MO
Rebecca     "                3 f                                                     MO
Nancy        "                1 f                                                     MO
next door
Jacob Bayles              91 m          farmer                               VA
Amy         "                50 f                                                  ?ALA
Sally Sulivan              14 f                                                     MO
Elizabeth   "                 2 f                                                     MO

1860- US Census, Ozark Twp., Webster Co., MO., page 33 (Thomas Bailes shown in this census is probably Keithly Bailes father. I'm unsure if Rebecca Bales is related at this time.)

1860- Ozark Twp., Webster Co., Missouri. p.98

1862-1877- He seems to have also been a farmer as well as a circuit minister over an area of about 250 miles traveling between eastern Oregon and eastern Washington by horseback or buggy.

In the early part of 1877, Keithly Bailes settled in Ellensburg, Washington. It is here that Keithley Bailes is considered the first Christian minister in Kittitas County. He first preached in homes and log school houses. He marked the beginning of the Disciples of Christ in and around the Ellensburg community.

1880- US Census, Washington,  Yakima, East Kittitas.  page 424.   Aug. 11, 1880

Boyles,     Kethly       w  m  52                farmer                              Indiana      Indiana       Indiana
           ,     Sarah           w  f   48     wife    keeping house                Missouri   Kentucky   Tennessee
           ,     Andrew       w  m  20     son     at home                           Oregon      Indiana      Missouri
           ,    Feeby           w  f    15     dau     at home                           Oregon      Indiana      Missouri
           ,    Catherine     w  f   12     dau                                               Oregon      Indiana      Missouri
           ,    James            w  m   9     son                                               Oregon      Indiana      Missouri
           ,    George          w  m   7     son                                               Oregon      Indiana      Missouri
           ,    Martha           w  f    4     dau                                               Oregon      Indiana      Missouri

Keithley Bailes' mother and step-father, Elizabeth and Samuel Cox, moved to the Kittitas Valley to be near her children. She died three years later. The picture used here then has to be taken within this three year period of 1880-1883.

We suspect that continued communication between the Bailes and Marshall families may have been responsible for urging the migration of the rest of the Marshall and Popejoy families to the Pacific Northwest. The Bailes family settled in Ellenburg, Washington where they raised their ten children. By 1915 they had one hundred descendants. The following article was written for the sixty-eighth anniversary of their marriage.

A much more lengthy history of The Christian Church in Ellensburg, Washington has great history of its development as well as more history on Keithley Bailes family.

Keithley Bailes - Pioneer Oregon and Washington Preacher

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