It gets a little confusing on the James Baileys. There is James A. which is also reported as James L., or simply, Jim. On his death certificate it names his father as Wyatt, born in Tennessee. Jim married Perniece Caroline "Aunt Priest" Gatlin on June 20th 1861 in Montgomery County Texas.
They had a son named Manny James Bailey. (He is called James Manning, or Manny James, my guess is Manning James “Manny” Bailey), who married Mollie Lee Strickland (sometimes called Strickling), on July 27th 1886 in Gonzales, Texas.
James M. Bailey and Mollie had these children:
- Luther Otho Bailey
- Lillie M. Bailey
- Vaness Vernon Bailey
- Ernest Manning Bailey
- Claudie Ora
- Timmy Bailey
Claudie is our direct ancestor; she was born on December 19th, 1895 and married Odo K. Kiser on December 19th, 1916 in Monthalia, Texas. On June 19th, 1920 Claudie gave birth to Doris Marie Kiser, their only child.
James M. Bailey died on February 3rd, 1926 in Bebe, Texas
Odo K. Kiser died on March 6th, 1953, in Bebe, Texas
Claudie died on May 2nd, 1960, in San Antonio, Texas. She is buried at Leesville cemetery in Leesville, Texas. She is not listed on cemetery interments due to a stone that might be missing, but she is burried next to Odo. Through Riebe Funeral Home in Gonzales, Texas. Her Death certificate states it was as a result of breast cancer metastasizing.
My guess would be that Manning is a family name from James A.Bailey’s parents, maybe his mother’s maiden name, or father’s name.