Established in 1818 as an individual claim by James Briton Bailey, a member later of Austin's colony. Born 1779, Bailey was tall, fearless, of Irish stock.
At his request, he was buried (1833) standing up, facing west, gun at side.
His . . . — — Map (db m92231) HM
Pioneer Texan noted for his courage, integrity, and eccentric behavior. Came to Texas in 1818 with wife and six children.
He settled on what came to be "Bailey's Prairie". Joined Stephen F. Austin's colony, 1824.
Bailey became a captain in . . . — — Map (db m92233) HM
In 1850, Mordello Stephen Munson (born in Liberty County in 1825)—son of Henry William Munson (born 1793), a member of Austin's colony—set aside this burial tract for his family and friends. It was at Ridgely Plantation, on Bailey's . . . — — Map (db m92234) HM