HOME OF ALEX AND LUCINDA BAILEY



This photograph was taken in about 1990 and was the Alex and Lucinda "Cindy" Taylor Bailey homeplace. It is located on Sinai Mountain near Goodwill, WV. The house was built around 1900. The Bailey family had previsously lived in a log cabin in the vicinity of this house. Alex "Pap" Bailey and wife Lucinda "Cindy" raised their eight children in this house. The house was last owned by one of the Bailey grandsons, Andrew "Booty" Bailey. For some time Booty was the only resident remaning on Sinai Mountain and lived in his parents home not far from this house. Four of the seven Bailey children lived out their lives in the Goodwill area.

Andrew "Booty" Bailey, Sr. - age 88 - passed away at his daughter’s home in Morristown, TN on October 7, 2015. Born at home in Goodwill, WV on August 11, 1927, he was the last living heir of Ernest and Sadie Bailey

Alex "Pap" Bailey was the evening shift foreman for the Buckeye Coal and Coke Company mines in Buckeye Hollow at the time of his death on September 6, 1939. His death came at 12:30 AM, just after completing the evening shift at the Buckeye Coal Co. No. 1 Mine, located in Buckeye Hollow, near Freeman, WV. He had worked in the coal mining industry for forty five years at the time of his death.

It is said that Mr. Bailey owned the first automobile that was driven on Sinai Mountain. He was a well respected pioneer in the Goodwill area. He spent his life in the coal mining business. History has it that one could walk through a mine that was located close to the Bailey house to the Buckey Hollow No. 1 mine that was several miles away. Additionally, from inside the Bailey home one could hear the coal mining cars passing through a mine that was located well beneath the house. It was also quite common for people to travel from the Buckeye Hollow Coal Tipple to Goodwell on the weekends using the route throught the mines. Several of the Bailey children and relatives lived in the Buckey Hollow Coal Company houses and worked at the Buckeye No.1 mine. They made this journey often.

The Baileys along with two of their children are buried in the Bailey Family Cemetery that is located on a hill top overlooking the Bailey home.

Alex Bailey ( Mar 7, 1873 - Sept 6, 1939 ) -- Lucinda Bailey ( May 12, 1874 - June 21, 1949 )

A YOUNG ALEX BAILEY PHOTO.

BUCKEYE COAL TIPPLE FEATURING ALEX BAILEY AND MORE

BAILEY CEMETERY ON SINAI MOUNTAIN NEAR GOODWILL, WV

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