Bayly, Thomas Henry, 1810-1856

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Birth 1810-12-11
Death 1856-06-23

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Bayly (1810-1856), from Accomack County, Virginia, was a member of the Virginia House of Delegates (1835-1840), a general in the militia, a judge, and finally, a U.S. Representative (1844-1856).

From the description of Papers, 1837-1854. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122624944

Thomas Henry Bayly was born 11 December 1809 in Accomack County, Virginia, to Thomas Monteagle Bayly (1775-1834) and Margaret Pettit Cropper Bayly. He attended private schools, then attended the University of Virginia where he studied law. Bayly was admitted to the bar in 1831. In 1836 he was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates and represented Accomack County there until 1842. In 1837 he was appointed a general in the Virginia militia. In 1842, Bayly was elected a judge on the circuit court, but resigned in 1844. That same year he was elected to the United States House of Representatives where he served until his death. Bayly held several important committee chairs and supported the Compromise of 1850 while in Congress. He married Evelyn Harrison May (1819-1897) of Petersburg, Virginia, 11 May 1837 and they had 2 daughters. Bayly died 22 June 1856.

From the guide to the Thomas Henry Bayly Papers, 1837-1854, (The Library of Virginia)


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