Wood Kemble Donne Sands Hart Murray Trail

 


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Raymond Alexander Bailey and Carrie Mae Murray

 




Husband Raymond Alexander Bailey



 
†††††††† Born: 28 Mar 1909 - Goodwill, WV
†† Christened: 
†††††††††Died: 22 Nov 1987 - Mercer County, WV
†††††† Buried: 
 
†††† Marriage: 7 Apr 1928 - Sullivan Cty, TN



Wife Carrie Mae Murray



 
†††††††† Born: 5 May 1913 - Freeman, Mercer Co., WV
†† Christened: 
†††††††††Died: 28 May 2007 - Princeton, WV
†††††† Buried: 



 
†††††† Father: George Washington Franklin Murray (1884-1964)
†††††† Mother: Garnett Miller (1893-1946)





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James Sands and Rebecca Bailey

 




Husband James Sands



 
†††††††† Born: 1702
†† Christened: 
†††††††††Died: 1770
†††††† Buried: 



 
†††††† Father: James Sands (1662-1732)
†††††† Mother: Mary Cornell (1679-After 1728)



 
†††† Marriage: 

 
 Other Spouse: Hannah Haviland (      -      ) - 25 Jan 1732 - St. George's Church, Hempstead, LI, NY 1



Wife Rebecca Bailey



 
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Children


1 M James Sands



 
†††††††† Born: 
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2 F Polly Sands



 
†††††††† Born: 
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3 F Sarah Sands



 
†††††††† Born: 1731
†† Christened: 
†††††††††Died: 27 Oct 1801
†††††† Buried: 
 
†††††† Spouse: Simon Sands (1727-1782)
†††††††† Marr: 29 Oct 1765



4 M John Sands



 
†††††††† Born: 22 Feb 1738
†† Christened: 
†††††††††Died: 25 Jun 1811
†††††† Buried: 
 
†††††† Spouse: Catherine Sands (1756-1832)
†††††††† Marr: 7 Mar 1776 - St. George's Church, Hempstead, LI, NY 2



5 F Esther Sands



 
†††††††† Born: 1766
†† Christened: 
†††††††††Died: 
†††††††Buried: 
 




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David Bailie and Ann Eliza Higgins

 




Husband David Bailie



 
†††††††† Born: 1810 - New York 3
†† Christened: 
†††††††††Died: 7 Aug 1883 - Port Chester, Westchester County, NY
†††††† Buried: 10 Aug 1883 - Greenwood Union Cemetery, Rye, Westchester, NY



 
†††††† Father: James Bailie (1784-1865)
†††††† Mother: Margaret MacDonald (Abt 1787-Bef 1851)



 
†††† Marriage: Abt 1835 - Newburgh, NY

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1. Occupation: 1850, Cabinet Maker.




Wife Ann Eliza Higgins



 
†††††††† Born: Abt 1810 - New Jersey 3
†† Christened: 
†††††††††Died: 
†††††††Buried: 



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George Sands Bailie and Lydia Wygant Conklin

 




Husband George Sands Bailie



 
†††††††† Born: 22 Oct 1855 - Rye, Westchester Cty, NY
†† Christened: 
†††††††††Died: 2 Oct 1940 - Port Chester, Westchester County, NY
†††††† Buried: 4 Oct 1940 - Greenwood Union Cemetery, Rye, Westchester, NY



 
†††††† Father: Samuel Bailie (1812-1896)
†††††† Mother: Jane Merritt (1815-1883)



 
†††† Marriage: 26 Aug 1880 - Brooklyn, New York



Wife Lydia Wygant Conklin



 
†††††††† Born: 22 Apr 1861 - Newburgh, NY
†† Christened: 
†††††††††Died: 18 Aug 1924
†††††† Buried: 



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Harry Frederick Bailie and Agnes de Vere Taylor

 




Husband Harry Frederick Bailie



 
 ††††††††Born: 10 Oct 1874 - Hong Kong, China
†† Christened: 
†††††††††Died:- Boise, Ada, Idaho, USA
†††††† Buried: 



 
†††††† Father: Henry C. Bailie (1846-1928)
†††††† Mother: Mary Wetsell (1852-1920)



 
†††† Marriage: 31 Dec 1895 - Manhattan, NY



Wife Agnes de Vere Taylor



 
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Henry C. Bailie and Mary Wetsell

 




Husband Henry C. Bailie



 
†††††††† Born: 1846 - Rye, Westchester Co, NY
†† Christened: 
†††††††††Died: 18 May 1928 - Port Chester, Westchester County, NY
†††††† Buried: 



 
†††† ††Father: Samuel Bailie (1812-1896)
†††††† Mother: Jane Merritt (1815-1883)



 
†††† Marriage: 1869 - Manhattan, NY



Wife Mary Wetsell



 
†††††††† Born: Apr 1852
†† Christened: 
†††††††††Died: 24 Nov 1920 - Port Chester, Westchester County, NY
†††††† Buried: 



Children


1 F Mary M. Bailie



 
†††††††† Born: Jun 1873 - Hong Kong, China
†† Christened: 
†††††††††Died:- Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA
†††††† Buried: 
 



2 M Harry Frederick Bailie



 
†††††††† Born: 10 Oct 1874 - Hong Kong, China
†† Christened: 
†††††††††Died:- Boise, Ada, Idaho, USA
†††††† Buried: 
 
†††††† Spouse: Agnes de Vere Taylor (      -      )
†††††††† Marr: 31 Dec 1895 - Manhattan, NY




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James Bailie and Margaret MacDonald

 




Husband James Bailie



 
†††††††† Born: 1784 - Scotland
†† Christened: 
†††††††††Died: 1865 - Port Chester, Westchester County, NY
†††††† Buried:- Greenwood Union Cemetery, Rye, Westchester, NY
 
†††† Marriage: Abt 1808 - Scotland



Wife Margaret MacDonald



 
†††††††† Born: Abt 1787 - Scotland
†† Christened: 
†††††††††Died: Bef 1851 3
†††††† Buried: 



Children


1 M David Bailie



 
†††††††† Born: 1810 - New York 3
†† Christened: 
†††††††††Died: 7 Aug 1883 - Port Chester, Westchester County, NY
†††††† Buried: 10 Aug 1883 - Greenwood Union Cemetery, Rye, Westchester, NY
 
†††††Spouse: Ann Eliza Higgins (Abt 1810-      )
†††††††† Marr: Abt 1835 - Newburgh, NY



2 M Samuel Bailie



 
 ††††††††Born: 1812 - New York 3
†† Christened: 
†††††††††Died: 19 Dec 1896 - Port Chester, Westchester County, NY
†††††† Buried: 22 Dec 1896 - Greenwood Union Cemetery, Rye, Westchester, NY
 
†††††† Spouse: Jane Merritt (1815-1883)
†††††††† Marr: 31 Dec 1833 - Newburgh, NY



3 F Jean Bailie



 
†††††††† Born: 1823 - New York 3
†† Christened: 
†††††††††Died: 16 Jul 1886 - Bromley, England 4
†††††† Buried: 
 
†††††† Spouse: George Underhill Sands (1823-1877)
†††††††† Marr: Bef 1851 - New York 3



4 F Eliza Bailie



 
†††††††† Born: 1825 - New York 3
†† Christened: 
†††††††††Died: 16 Jan 1894 - Port Chester, Westchester County, NY
†††††† Buried: 19 Jan 1894 - Greenwood Union Cemetery, Rye, Westchester, NY
 



5 M John Bailie



 
†††††††† Born: 28 Mar 1832 - Scotland
†† Christened: 
†††††††††Died: 17 Aug 1893 - Milwaukee, Wisconsin
†††† ††Buried:- Greenwood Union Cemetery, Rye, Westchester, NY
 



6 M Frank Bailie



 
†††††††† Born: 1834 - Scotland
†† Christened: 
†††††††††Died: 1866
†††††† Buried:- Greenwood Union Cemetery, Rye, Westchester, NY
 




General Notes: Child - Jean Bailie


She resided with her husband George and daughter Valeria in a large Mansion in Hong Kong until about 1874 when she took her daughter to Paris to be educated. She was still there at the time of her husband's death in 1877, but returned to Hong Kong for a time, before going to England, where she died.
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John M. Lyon and Jane Bailie

 




Husband John M. Lyon



 
†††††††† Born: 
†††Christened: 
†††††††††Died: 
†††††††Buried: 
 
†††† Marriage: Abt 1860



Wife Jane Bailie



 
†††††††† Born: 1843 - Rye, Westchester Co, NY
†† Christened: 
†††††††††Died: 1913
†††††† Buried:- Greenwood Union Cemetery, Rye, Westchester, NY



 
†††††† Father: Samuel Bailie (1812-1896)
†††††† Mother: Jane Merritt (1815-1883)





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George Underhill Sands and Jean Bailie

 




Husband George Underhill Sands



 
†††††††† Born: 21 Oct 1823 - NY 5
†† Christened: 
†††††††††Died: 30 Oct 1877 - Hong Kong, China 5
†††††† Buried:- Greenwood Union Cemetery, Rye, Westchester, NY



 
†††††† Father: Hart Sands (1790-1847)
†††††† Mother: Catherine Harrison (1801-1835)



 
†††† Marriage: Bef 1851 - New York 3

Events

1. Occupation: lighterman(1849).




Wife Jean Bailie



 
†††††††† Born: 1823 - New York 3
†† Christened: 
†††††††††Died: 16 Jul 1886 - Bromley, England 4
†††††† Buried: 



 
†††††† Father: James Bailie (1784-1865)
††† †††Mother: Margaret MacDonald (Abt 1787-Bef 1851)





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1 F Valeria Forbes Sands



 
†††††††† Born: 26 Apr 1863 - 5th Avenue Hotel, Manhattan, NY 5
†† Christened: 
†††††††††Died: 24 Sep 1955 - Bronx, NY
†††††† Buried: 
 




General Notes: Husband - George Underhill Sands


George U. Sands' father, Hart Sands, was a lighterman in NYC. Lighters were, generally, small schooner class sailing ships used to transport freight to and from ocean going vessels and (in the case of Manhattan , since it was an island) from shore to shore. By 1830 there were 86 steamers plying the Hudson and LI Sound, one of the most developed commercial steamship manufacturing sites in the world. Although I get the impression that sailing lighters were still in common use at the time of Hart's death in 1847, I have confirmed that steam tow-boats were moving freight in barges in NYC harbor at least as early as the mid 1840's.

When Hart died, his son, George Underhill Sands, took over his lighterman business, which was located at the South St. Seaport in Manhattan . I am guessing that he obtained experience with steam engines during this period because, by 1850, he had secured a position as seaman on the ocean going Steamship "Empire City".

Considering that the first transatlantic steamship trip was not until 1838 and the first steamship trip around the Horn from NY to San Francisco was not until 1848/49, one can gauge that the "Empire City" was one of the early ocean going steam ships. It was launched in 1849 and maintained a regular route between NYC and Garges, a port in Panama, which was the major transit point across the isthmus of Panama.

It appears that he gained considerable additional expertise in steam navigation on the "Empire City" because, when the River Bird left NYC in 1854 for Hong Kong, George was Chief Engineer. Although steam ships had been in use in the Far East at lest as early as 1830, when the S .S. Forbes caused a sensation in Macao, prior to 1854 (according to Gideon Nye in his book told to Thomas Gibbons "History of American Commerce with China"), small steamships were being used exclusively for local river trade and were brought over in pieces from NY or Great Britain. According to Mr. Nye, it was his idea, together with his partners, Robert Sturgis and J.B. Endicott, to have a larger steamer, the "River Bird" built in NY for the Hong Kong to Canton trade and have it steam over to China.

According to a New York Times article dated February 1, 1855 (pg 8), the "River Bird" was able to make 18 knots. This was pretty fast for the time and was probably the result of its modest size, by ocean going standards. The Kin Kiang, built in NY for Olyphant & Sons (a NY-China trading family which will be mentioned later) in 1863 for the China river trade was 243 feet long and was considered so fast, at 16 knots, that the War Dept. issued a challenge to its owners for a race against one of the Navy's fastest steamers.

According to a NY Times article bylined Hong Kong, February 1, 1863, the Po-Yang, built in NY in 1861 for Olyphant & Sons (220 feet long according to American Lloyd's Registry), made the NY to Hong Kong trip in , what was considered at the time, a remarkably fast 86 days in 1863 . The route was via Cape Town, South Africa.

According to Nye, the Chinese river trade was disrupted by war between 1856 and 1858. He sent the "River Bird" to Calcutta. In 1858 Mr. Nye's former partner, Robert Sturgis, in partnership with George Sands , commissioned the building in NY of the Steam Ship "White Cloud". The White Cloud, also, steamed to Hong Kong, with Captain Sands at the helm.

Thereafter, Captain Sands agreed to be Captain of the Hankow, being built in NY in 1861 for J.M. Forbes & Co. The Forbes family of Boston were wealthy China traders from whom John Forbes Kerry, the MA senator and presidential candidate is descended. Sands captained the Hankow between NY and Hong Kong in about 1861. The NY Times shows the Hankow clearing the NY Harbor on 1/18, 4/6 and 5/9 1861.

By the time that the Hankow was destroyed by fire near Hong Kong in 1865, Sands was no longer captain. It was in that year that the company , Hong Kong, Canton, and Macao Steamship Company was formed. Sands was involved in the management. He, also, was involved in the management of two other companies, the Novelty Iron Works, and the Patent Slip and Dock Company. These names, together with the statement in an article in the Washington Post concerning his daughter Valeria, suggest that he was actually constructing steam ships in Hong Kong some time between 1865 and his death in 1877. There is more about these companies in some posts at https://industrialhistoryhk.org/ . From these posts it appears that these two companies were located on Praya St. in the Kennedy Town section of Hong Kong Island.There is, now, a Sands St. there and a beautiful park by the corner of Sands St. and Praya Kennedy St.(by the way the H. C. Bailie mentioned on the Industrial History of Hong Kong site as the manager of both of thesecompanies is Georgeís wifeís nephew, Herny C. Bailie as set forth on this page).

The Po-yang, mentioned above, although originally built for Olyphant, was owned by the Hong Kong, Canton, and Macao Steamship Company at the time that it was lost in a typhoon on a voyage between Hong Kong and Macao in 1875. The White Cloud, Sands' first ship, sunk in 1899 on a voyage between Hong Kong and Manila. Like all of his ships, it was made of wood and is said to have sunk due to the ravages of the white rat.

Although screw type steamers were being made in the 1860's, the Sands ships that I know of were all side wheelers.

In the late 60's or early 70's he resided in Hong Kong with his wife, Jean, and his daughter, Valeria. He is said to have built one of the largest mansions in Hong Kong.

My article about him, "George Underhill Sands, Early China Steamship Entrepreneur" is attached hereto.

 


General Notes: Wife - Jean Bailie


She resided with her husband George and daughter Valeria in a large Mansion in Hong Kong until about 1874 when she took her daughter to Paris to be educated. She was still there at the time of her husband's death in 1877, but returned to Hong Kong for a time, before going to England, where she died.


General Notes: Child - Valeria Forbes Sands


She spent her youth living with her parents in a large mansion in Hong Kong. She was institutionalized about 1889, when she was about 25, on the petition of Arthur Baker, the son of her fatherís sister, Catherine. She remained at Sanford Hall Asylum, Flushing, for about 17 years. She was then moved to Brooklyn and by 1930 she was in West Hill Sanitarium in the Bronx. Originally her committee was Dr. Jared G. Baldwin, who had been the family's physician. By 1943 this position had been taken by Irving Trust. At the time that she wrote the attached letter in 1877, which is part of the collection of the Westchester Historical Society, she seemed perfectly OK. Subsequent newspaper articles relate to the custody battle that relatives waged for years over whether she was competent. See articles in chronological order: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7 , 8 , 9 , 10 , 11 .
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Charles G. Benedict and Margaret C. Bailie

 




Husband Charles G. Benedict



 
†††††††† Born: 5 Mar 1834
†† Christened: 
†††††††††Died: 10 Aug 1889
†††††† Buried:- Greenwood Union Cemetery, Rye, Westchester, NY



 
†††††† Father: Hiram S. Benedict (1796-1865)
†††††† Mother: Jane Griffen (1776-1869)



 
†††† Marriage: 



Wife Margaret C. Bailie



 
†††††††† Born: 10 Aug 1835 - Port Chester, Westchester County, NY
†† Christened: 
†††††††††Died: 15 May 1917
†††††† Buried:- Greenwood Union Cemetery, Rye, Westchester, NY



 
†††††† Father: Samuel Bailie (1812-1896)
†††††† Mother: Jane Merritt (1815-1883)





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Sources


1 NYGBS Record, January 1881 pg. 45.

2 NYGBS Record, April 1883 pg. 72.

3 1850 Census, 10th Ward of Manhattan.

4 Free BMD Bromley Vol. 2a, 3rd Quarter 1886, pg 214.

5 Hand written family tree prepared by Charles V. Sands 1880.


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