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BAILEY, Jacob, clergyman, born in Rowley, Massachusetts, 16 April 1731 ; died in Annapolis, Nova Scotia, 26 July 1808. He was graduated at Harvard in 1755, after which he visited England, was ordained a priest in the Church of England, and became a missionary in Pownalborough, now Wiscasset, Maine. During the revolutionary war he was a loyalist, and in 1779 he retired to Nova Scotia. He was called to the rectorship of St. Luke's Church in Annapolis, where he remained until his death. See "Memoirs ,)f the Life of the Rev. Jacob Bailey, A.M.," by William S. Bartlett (Boston, 1854).
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