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Photo by Sue (Mrs. W.L.) Gregory   March 2000

The Bailey Place

     The Bailey house was built in 1874 for Phillip and Laura Jane (Gregory) Duke, on land owned by Laura's father, Josephus Gregory. After Laura's untimelly death in 1877, leaving two infant children, her father made his will, putting the land in trust for her children, the rents going toward their support and education. When they came of age, the land was sold to Marables, who apparently rented the place until it could be purchased. From Dr. William H. Marable, the place passed to his only son, William Irvine Marable.

   The house is now owned by Larry "Pop" and Debbie Bailey. It is located in southwest Lunenburg County on Rt 631, Meherrin River Rd., near Mitchell Creek, between Five Forks (on Rt 632) and Mt Zion Church (on Rt 630).

Copyright 2000 JoLee Gregory Spears