Female - 1786

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  • Name , Rachel 
    Gender Female 
    Died 22 Apr 1786  Pomfret, Windham, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I2023  Martin-Bloom
    Last Modified 4 May 2017 

    Family 1 Dodge,   d. Bef 1762 
    Last Modified 4 Apr 2017 
    Family ID F716  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Baley (Bailey), Thomas 3rd,   d. 1764, Groton, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 2 Oct 1762  Pomfret, Windham, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    • Numerous family trees online state that Thomas 2nd married Rachel Dodge and that Thomas 3rd was their son. I have found no documentation for this marriage to date. It is notable that some of these trees said Thomas 2nd and Rachel were married 2 Oct 1672. However, on 2 Oct 1762 Thomas Baley of Groton married Rachel Dodge of Pomfret, Connecticut at Abington Congregational Church in Pomfret. The 1672 date is doubtless a mistranscription of 2 Oct 1762. Also, the 1672 date is unreasonable as Thomas 2nd would have been only 13 or 14 years old in that year. (Note that Abington Church records did not begin until 1749.)

      That Thomas 3rd married Rachel Dodge is supported by his will which says "I give to my loving wife Rachel Baley".

      Abington Church records say that Rachel was a widow. [2, 4]
    Last Modified 29 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F722  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S178] The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records, Lorrain Cook White, Ed., (Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore), 974.6 C752 233-10925., Vol 34, Pomfret, p. 87.
      The only Bailey record in the Barbour Collection for Pomfret.

    2. [S100] Connecticut Church Record Abstracts, Vol. 90, Abington Congregational Church, Pomfret, Connecticut, p. 30.
      Dodge, Rachel, of Pomfret, m. Thomas Baley, of Groton, Oct. 2, 1762
      Dodge, Rachel, wid., add. full com. Feb.7, 1762

    3. [S219] Early Connecticut Marriages, Frederick W. Bailey, (Bureau of American Ancestry, New Haven (1896-1906)), 947.6 B15., Vol 1. p. 77.
      Thomas Baley of Groton and Rachel Dodge, Oct. 2, 1762.

    4. [S222] Connecticut Wills and Probate Records, Probate Records, Will of Thomas (3rd) Baley, New London District, Vol G-H, 1755-1768, pp. 390-392.

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