I'm very late in getting back to you.
I have a Jonas Bailey in my family. Going back to Jonas Bailey: In 1790 (?) Jonas Bailey had land grant near Buck Swamp near Little Reedy Creek on the Little Pea Dee River. The family near him was the Waters. In my research I found Jonas Bailey married a Harrelson about 1805. I do not know her name. She was the daughter of Jeremiah Harrelson. They were from Marion County South Carolina. This was near Catfish area. I think they had a son name Jonas, and my ggfa was Jesse Wesley Bailey and his son Gadi Bailey was my gfather. You were talking about Jesse Wesley Bailey and he did married Catherine then Telitha Ayers. Catherine is listed in her father’s will as Kitty Bailey living in Florida (Catherine died in 1860 and buried in this area).
In 1800 there were two Jonas Bailey on the tax roll - Jonas Bailey Sr. and Jonas Bailey Jr. In the 1820 tax roll there is only one Jonas Bailey.
I have also been looking in 1775 in the area of MA. and found several Jonas Bailey fighting in the Battle of Lexington and Concord. There were listed in fighting a few weeks and going home.
I have been on the history for a long time. I’m so glad that I seen your message. Now I can get back on the Bailey side.
How are you connected to the Baileys. Can you email me at firstname.lastname@example.org