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1). The Episcopalians of Edisto were originally connected in worship and discipline with the parish church of John s Island, and had divine service performed for them on Edisto Island at occasional intervals. Being liable to various disappointments in theirexpectations of divine service, they were led to separate from that church. In effecting their separation they built, in 1774, by subscription, a neat and commodious chapel and some time after created a permanent fund for the support of their ministers.The zeal and liberality displayed by them on these occasions, considering the paucity of their numbers, reflects great credit on the parties concerned. The following persons contributed in sterling money the sums subjoined to their respective names, viz Ralph Bailey 150 pounds other persons listed Source Edisto in 1808 excerpted from Ramsay s History of South Carolina, first published 1809 Ralph Bailey I of Edisto Island called his three sons to him when on his deathbed and said, I leave you three things Integrity, Industry and Sobriety. Ralph Bailey I owned much land on Edisto, among other plantations, Bailey s Island. Source Notes of Mary Clark Brockman Listed as a cousin to Nathaniel Adams of Edisto Island in Nathaniel s will died 8 Dec 1783, proved 30 Nov. 1783 Listed as son in law to Sarah Deveaux of Edisto Island,mother of his wife, Mary, who was left the residue of her estate.died 24 Sept. 1784, Proved 7 J 1786. Ralph Bailey of Edisto Island, St. John s Parish, Colleton County, planter. Wife Mary, 1 10 share of crop in the ground, use of my house at Point of Pines during her widow hood. Sons Benjamin, Henry, Ralph,Edward, John Splatt, Charles, William Eberson and child my wife is now pregnant with if a male , all my lands. Dau Elizabeth. Mentions children and unborn child to be boarded with wife for 7 stg. guineas yearly until they have gotten their education to John Aitken, my tutor, L20 stg residueof estate to sons, dau. and unborn child all children under 21 years and unmarried any overplus from yearly crops, after education of my children to be used to purchase land no part of my lands to be rented out unless necessary for support of family.Exors Benjamin Seabrook, Thomas B. Seabrook Joseph James Murray, Joseph Jenkins son Benjamin at age. Wit Josiah Mikell, Joseph Jenkins, Junior, Thomas Capers. D 8 May 1798. P 14 Feb. 1799. R nd. p. 543 8 Apr. 1801 qualified Benjamin Bailey as executor. Source Abstracts of Wills of Charleston District South Carolina 1783 1800, pub. 1974 Source Abstracts of Wills of Charleston District South Carolina 1783 1800, pub. 1974
Name: Ralph Bailey I Note
Born: 1752 at Edisto Island, , , South Carolina
Married: Abt 1773
Died: 17 Nov 1798 at Point Of Pines Plantation, , Edisto Island, South Carolina
Other Spouses: Mary Splatt
Father: Ralph Bailey
Mother: Elizabeth Jenkins
Name: Martha Seabrook
Born: Abt 1755