David Jackson Bailey

Representative from Georgia; born in Lexington, Ga., March 11, 1812;
educated by a private tutor; moved to Jackson, Butts County, in 1829;
studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1831 and practiced;
elected to the State legislature before he was twenty-one, but was not permitted to take his seat because he was not of legal age;
served as captain of a company through the Seminole and Creek Wars;
served in the State house of representatives in 1835 and 1847;
member of the State senate in 1838, 1849, and 1850;
delegate to the Democratic county conventions in 1839 and 1850;
secretary of the State senate 1839-1841;
elected as a State Rights candidate to the Thirty-second Congress and as a Democrat to the Thirty-third Congress (March 4, 1851-March 3, 1855);
unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1854 to the Thirty-fourth Congress;
again a member of the State senate, in 1855 and 1856, and served as president;
resumed the practice of law in Jackson, Ga.;
member of the secession convention in 1861;
entered the Confederate Army during the Civil War and became colonel of the Thirtieth Regiment, Georgia Infantry;
moved to Griffin, Spalding County, Ga., in 1861, where he died June 14, 1897;
interment in Oak Hill Cemetery.