Thomas Bailey was settled as a colleague to his brother John, as minister of Watertown. He came to W. Nov. 2, 1687, and a son Thomas was bapt. Aug. 18, 1688. His widow Rebecca married William Brown Jr. of Salem.
(Harris, William Thaddeus, Epitaphs from the Old Burying Ground in Watertown, 1869.)
THOMAS BAILEY, younger brother of Rev. John Bailey, b. Eng., 1653; Ord. Watertown, Nov. 2, 1687, sett. Watertown 1687 – 1689; d. Watertown, Jan 31, 1688/9, a. 35.
(Weis, F.L., The Colonial Clergy and Colonial Churches of New England, 1936.)
Here lies ye precious dust of
A painfull preacher, a most desirable Neighbor,
An Exemplary liver, A pleasant Companion,
A Tender Husband, A common Good,
A carefull Father, A cheerful doer,
A brother for Adversity, A patient Sufferer,
A faithfull Friend, Lived much in little time.
A good copy for all survivors.
Aged 35 years.
Slept in Jesus. Jan. 21st 1688.