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History of the Anne Bailey Chapter

Organized February 23, 1957

1633 Quarrier Street, Charleston, West Virginia

Charter Issued April 13, 1957

Named in honor of Anne Hennis-Trotter Bailey

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Fearless Pioneer


Indian Scout

and Heroine

of the Great

Kanawha Valley

Sketches and excerpt from "Anne Bailey, Frontier Scout" by Mary R. Furber, Morgan Reynolds Publishing, Inc., Greensboro, NC.

Anne Hennis-Trotter Bailey was born in Liverpool, England, 1742.  She was a frontier heroine in the Kanawha Valley between Point Pleasant and Lewisburg, Virginia after her first husband was killed in the Battle of Point Pleasant.  In 1772 she scouted for Indians and acted as a messenger to the pioneers who lived in the area.  When Fort Lee, in present day Charleston, was under attack  Anne Bailey volunteered to ride to Lewisburg for gunpowder.  She traveled the James River and Kanawha Turnpike, present day Route 60.  After the Indian crisis was over, Anne purchased and delivered needed merchandise to the frontier pioneers.  She died in 1825.  Her grave is located in the Tu-Endie-Wei Park on the banks of the Ohio River at Point Pleasant, West Virginia.

Pictured June 6, 2006 with a  wall mural of Anne Bailey painted on the wall of the elementary school in St. Albans,  are Regent Geri Jackson, and Sally Hawley

In the year 1961 this wall plaque was placed at the Anne Bailey Elementary School in St. Albans,  W. Va.  in honor of the bravery and service of Anne Bailey to her country and the cause of freedom.



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