D. D. Bailey, Berlin, was born in Belmont County, Ohio, June 20, 1838. His parents, Wyatt and Miranda (Wooten) Bailey, were both natives of Virginia, but had removed to Ohio in early life, and were among the pioneers of that state. The father died there in October, 1851, and the mother died in August, 1861, in Wisconsin.
Our subject was reared on a farm and educated in the public schools, and Academy of Jarnesville, Ohio. At the age of eighteen years he began teaching in his native county, and continued till he came to Bureau County in 1859.
September 17, 1861, he enlisted in Company B, fifty-second Illinois Volunteer Infantry, Col. Isaac Wilson. He was mustered in as First Sergeant of the company, and promoted to the captaincy May 10, 1862. He remained in the service till October 24, 1864, and was mustered out in Rome, Georgia. The first battle he took part in was at Pittsburg Landing; he was also engaged in he siege and battle of Corinth, Iuka, Atlanta, etc.
After leaving the army Mr. Bailey again engaged in teaching, in Lomoille, Malden and vicinity, until May, 1878, when he entered the firm of J. James & Co., in the grain business in Malden.
Mr. Bailey was married in Monroe County, Ohio, February, 1859, to Miss Isabella Chaddock, born in Jefferson County, Ohio, February 25, 1842. She is the daughter of Richard and Eliza (Nicholson) Chaddock, both natives of Baltimore County, Ind., where the father was born December 24, 1805, and his wife September 4, 1808. They came to Bureau County in 1864, and are now residence of Malden.
Mr. and Mrs. Bailey have two children living and two dead, viz.: Ida, born November 15, 1859, died May 13, 1860; David M., born April 23, 1861, died March 25, 1881; Everett H., born May 28, 1862, a resident of Lincoln, Neb.; May, born October 22, 1881.
In politics Mr. Bailey had been a Republican until recently, but is now identified with the Prohibition party. He is a member of I. O. G. T., of Malden, and of A. F. & A. M., Lamoille Lodge, No. 383.
Source: History of Bureau County, Illinois, H. C. Bradsby, Editor. World Publishing Company Chicago 1885