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Portrait of Benjamin Bayless

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Title

Portrait of Benjamin Bayless

Description

Benjamin Bayless was born in Hartford County, Maryland, and migrated to Mason County, Kentucky, sometime withing the first decade of Kentucky's statehood. He married Elizabeth Wood in 1798. During the War of 1812, he sustained a lifelong injury. In 1815, he was appointed Sheriff of Mason County. The U. S. Census shows that he enslaved thirteen persons in 1820 and ten persons in 1830.

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The Filson Historical Society Museum Collection

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2005.23.1

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Citation

Attributed to John T. Turner, “Portrait of Benjamin Bayless,” The Filson Historical Society Digital Projects, accessed July 25, 2024, https://filsonhistorical.omeka.net/items/show/5801.

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