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Source:  Boston Traveler (Boston, Massachusetts) Vol: I  Issue: 56  Page: 2
Dated: Jan. 13, 1826
GALLIOPOLIS, (Ohio) Dec. 3. - Longevity.
Died, in Harrison Township in this county, on Tuesday the 22d ult.  Mrs. Anne Bailey.  From the best accounts we have had, she must have been at least 115 years of age.  According to her own account, her father was a soldier in Queen Anne's war - that on getting a furlough to go home he found his wife with a fine daughter in her arms, whom he called Anne, after the Queen, as a token of respect.  In 1714 she went from Liverpool to London, with her mother, on a visit to her brother.  While there, she saw Lord Lovett beheaded.  She came to the United States the year after Braddock's defeat, aged then 46 years.  Her husband was killed at the Battle of Point Pleasant in 1774.  After that, to avenge his death, she joined the garrison, under the command of Col. Wm. Clendenin, where she remained until the final departure of the Indians from the country.  She has always been noted for intrepid bravery.  Col. Wm. Clendenin, says while he was commander of the garrison where Charleston, Kanhawa, is now located, an attack by Indians was hourly expected.  On examination, it was believed that the ammunition on hand was insufficient to hold out a siege of any length.  To send even two, three or four men to Lewisburg, the nearest place it could be had, a distance of 100 miles, was like sending men to be slaughtered; and to send a larger force was weakening the garrison.  While in this state, Anne Bailey volunteered to leave the fort in the night, and go to Lewisburg.  She did so, and travelled the wilderness where not the vestige of a house was to be seen,  arrived safe at Lewisburg, delivered her orders, received the ammunition, and returned safe to her post amidst the plaudits of a grateful people - Free Press.

 

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