The Baily home on Old Stage Road
Emor Baily, Esq. (1809-1879), a well respected citizen of Waynesville, died at the age of 70. During his life he had been mayor of Waynesville, Justice of the Peace, School Director and President of The Waynesville & Wilmington Turnpike Company. His funeral took place on February 28th at the White Brick Meetinghouse. The brilliant Quaker minister and orator, Dr. James Wilkins Haines, rose to testify to Emmor Baily’s character and his clear, direct and simple Christian faith. Not only Hicksite Friends but also a large gathering of villagers filed past his open casket in the meetinghouse to pay their last respects (see, Miami-Gazette weekly newspaper, February 26th, 1879 and March 5th, 1879). He was buried in Miami Cemetery in Corwin. Emmor Baily and his wife Mary Satterthwaite (1817-1907) and a number of his children are buried at Miami Cemetery, Section F.
1 EMMOR BAILY, JR. b: 27 JUN 1807 d: 24 FEB 1879
+ MARY SATTERTHWAITE b: 29 JUN 1817
2 ELIZABETH BAILY b: 22 AUG 1841
2 ANN BAILY b: 1 MAR 1844
2 SUSAN BAILY b: 19 MAR 1846 d: 15 OCT 1892
2 PHEBE BAILY b: 8 SEP 1849
2 EMMOR S. BAILY b: 16 AUG 1853
2 GEORGE S. BAILY b: 5 JUN 1858
This was a family that believed in equal education for both its male and female children. His youngest son, George S. Baily, who had attended the Ohio Agricultural College in Columbus, was a teacher at Miami Valley College in Springboro. Emmor's daughter, Phoebe, who taught in Union School (public school) in Waynesville, also was a tutor at Miami Valley College.
It was reported in the Miami-Gazette on October 14th, 1874 that Miss Phoebe Baily Sherwood(1849-1916) became a tutor at Miami Valley College. She must have roomed at the school because on May 12th, 1875, the newspaper reported that Phoebe had come home for a visit from Miami Valley College. Her involvement with Miami Valley College is mentioned in her obituary found in the Miami-Gazette:
Phebe Baily, daughter of Emmor and Mary Baily, was born at Waynesville, Ohio, September 8th, 1849, and grew to womanhood in her native town. For several years she taught in Waynesville School, after which she attended Antioch College. She again taught at Friend’s Academy, Falsington, Pa., and also at Miami Valley College, Springboro, Ohio. On March 18th, 1878, she married Dr. Thomas Sherwood and moved with him to Wilton, Iowa. There she became the mother of two sons, Frederick Baily and Laurence Thomas. At Wilton the intellectual attainments of Mrs. Sherwood were again recognized. Her assistance was so urgently requested by the directors of Wilton Academy that, against both her own and her husband’s wishes, she taught for a time in that institution. In 1897 Mrs. Sherwood returned with her husband and sons to Waynesville, her former home, where she resided for the remainder of her life . . .”