Page 40. Messrs. Carver and Stewart commenced building a dam across the Des Moines river (near the point where Major H. S. Bailey afterwards started a brick yard) but it was not completed.
Page 114. During the year 1863 United States soldiers continued operations against the Sioux Indians, driving them beyond the Missouri river. To protect the immediate vicinity Major (then Captain) H. S. Bailey’s company of that regiment (Sixth regiment of Minnesota volunteers) was stationed at Fairmont and at Elm creek, in Martin county.
Page 123. By 1866 the settlement had reached such a point that its permanency was assured. The most thickly settled community was along that part of the Des Moines river which flows through Des Moines township, and here in the latter part of the year, was founded the village of Jackson by Welch Ashley and Major H. S. Bailey.
Page 218. During those times the office was supplied by weekly mail from Emmet (Estherville), the carriers being Major H. S. Bailey and his son, Frank Bailey.
Page 223. When the first number of the Jackson Republic was issued on February 26, 1870, the following local business and professional firms were represented by advertisements: …H. S. Bailey, general store…
Page 339. Major Hiram S. Bailey (1865), deceased. In the early days of Jackson county’s history there were few men who took a more important part than did the gentleman whose name heads this sketch. In political matters he was a leader and played a most important part in the organization of the county. Major Bailey was born in Montgomery, Vermont, in 1829. He received a common school education in the towns of Montgomery and Waterville and completed his education in an academy at Bakersfield. In 1853 he came west and located in Dodge county, Wisconsin, residing on a farm near Waupon until 1856. That year he settled on a farm in Fillmore county, Minnesota, where he resided until the breaking out of the civil war. He enlisted in 1861 in company A, of the Second Minnesota infantry, and served four years and three months in the army. He enlisted as a private, but promotion was rapid and he was mustered out of the service as major. Major Bailey took part in some of the important engagements of the civil war and in the Indian campaigns. He assisted in the trial of the four hundred Sioux at Mankato in 1862 and was present at the execution of the thirty-eight who were hung. In 1865, after his discharge from the army, Major Bailey came to Jackson county, where he resided until his death. Earlier in his career he had assisted in the organization of Mower county, Minnesota, and when he came to Jackson county, he, more prominently than any other, assisted in the reorganization of Jackson county. The first county election was held at his home, in his log cabin, near the village. In partnership with Welch Ashley he platted the town of Jackson and was active in the promotion of enterprises and the settlement of the county. Among the offices he held were county commissioner, court commissioner, superintendent of schools, member of the board of education and justice of the peace. Major Bailey died at Jackson April 20, 1901. Major Bailey was married at Bishford, Vermont, March 10, 1852, to Jane Wheeler. They had five children: Sidney, who died at the age of one year; Frank E., of Jackson; Wallace M., who died at the age of twenty-one; Freddie, who died at the age of eighteen; Brownie H. (Mrs. W. H. Dunstan), of Spokane, Washington. (An Illustrated History of Jackson County Minnesota, Arthur P. Rose, Northern History Publishing Company, Jackson, Minnesota, 1910)