After Daniel's birth, the family moved to Wilkes County, NC.
At the age of 19, Daniel joined the Patriots in Salisbury, NC. Document R369 in the national archives has a complete history of his service in the Revolutionary War. The entire document is 97 pages long. Daniel served under Colonel Cleveland at the battle of Kings Mountain and under General Morgan at the Battle of Cowpens.
Daniel suffered two wounds; one in which his hand was cut while parrying a bayonet attacker at Orangeburg, SC and the other as a result of a musket ball that pierced his right leg during the Battle of Cowpens. He bore marks of these wounds his entire life.
After the war, about 1782, Daniel went back to his father's home in Wilkes County. Later the house burned; his discharge and commission (he was a Captain upon release) were destroyed. This was to cause him much grief later in life. His father then moved the family to upper Greenville County, then considered a part of NC. They settled on Mush Creek adjacent to present day Mush Creek Baptist Church.
In 1789, made a trip back to Westmoreland County, VA to claim his wife. He married Sarah Devoe on 18 Sept 1789. The story of their trip back to SC in a horse-drawn wagon was told to the Bailey family historian referenced here by Betty Bailey Fowler in 1960.
Daniel and Sarah's log cabin was built just across a road from the Mush Creek Baptist Church Graveyard. The referenced family historian personally saw the remains of the cabin in 1940. It was in great disrepair and was torn down a few years later.
In 1848, at the age of 88, Daniel applied for a war pension. He obtained the necessary affidavits and things were OK until his prodigal son-in-law Francis Edwards, who lived nearby, wrote a contrary letter to the pension office. It seems that Daniel's daughter Elizabeth, born in 1810, had four children with Edwards and there was bad blood between the two of them. The pension was held up and was not granted until after Daniel's death. He died in 1855 at 95 years old. He is probably buried with his wife in the older part of Mush Creek cemetery.
Married: 18 Sep 1789 in ,Norfolk,Virginia Note: Book:Virginia Marriage Records by Genealogical Pub. Co. Pg. 355 Marriage Bonds of Norfolk County, Virginia, USA 17 sep 1789 purchased. Spouse Sarah Devoe
Bailey Family History prepared by Felton Bill Bailey, published approx 1990
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