Temperance Bailey (daughter of Unknown Bailey and Cecily) was born Abt. 1617 in Jordan's Journey, Henrico Co. Virginia, and died Abt. 1651 in Bremo, Henrico, Co. Virginia.
Notes for Temperance Bailey: Temperance Bailey was the eldest daughter of Cecily, who arrived in Viriginia in 1610 and earned the distinction of Ancient Planter. Her father's name is not known but he died when Temperance was very young. Her mother remarried twice during Temperance's childhood; to Samuel Jordan about 1620, and secondly to William Farrar about 1625. Temperance was probably born on the Bailey families plantation bordering that of Samuel Jordan. She grew up at both Jordan's Journey and Farrar's Island, where she lived until she married. Temperance Bailey is listed on two censuses of early Virginia colonists, taken in 1623 and 1624/5 after the deaths of both her own father and her first step-father Samuel Jordan, listing her mother, half-sister Mary Jordan, half-sister Margaret Jordan, and future step-father William Farrar:
From Persons of Quality: "A List of Names; of the Living in Virginia, February the 16, 1623" "Living At Jordan's Jorney Sislye Jordan Temperance Baylife Mary Jordan Margery Jordan William Farrar" (37 more names follow the above listed.)
THE MUSTER OF THE INHABITANTS OF JORDAN'S JOURNEY AND CHAPLAIN CHOICE TAKEN THE 21TH OF JANUARY 1624
THE MUSTER OF Mr WILLIAM FERRAR & Mrs JORDAN
WILLIAM FERRAR aged 31 yeares in the Neptune in August 1618. SISLEY JORDAN aged 24 yeres in the Swan in August 1610. MARY JORDAN her daughter aged 3 yeares } MARGARETT JORDAN aged 1 yeare }borne heare TEMPERANCE BALEY aged 7 yeares }
Temperance Bailey married Richard Cocke and their descendants are accepted as proven by lineage societies.