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Bailly, Alexis

Territorial House 1849 (District 7)

Party when first elected:  Not Available

Counties Served:  Dakota, Wabasha, Wahnahta (defunct)


Date of Birth: 12/14/1798
Birth Place: Saint Joseph, Ontario
Birth County:
Birth Country: Canada
Date of Death: 6/3/1861
Gender: Male
Reported Minority: American Indian
Other Names:
Alternate Spelling of Last Name: Bailey
City of Residence (when first elected): Mendota
Occupation (when first elected): Fur Trader/Business


Montreal Schools, Canada; At Least Elementary School;


Judge: Crawford County, Wisconsin Territory (Justice of the Peace); 01/1841 to ?


Spouse: Lucy Fairbault (married in 1826); Julia Corey (married in 1856)
Children: Three children: Henry and Alexis (sons); Isabella (daughter)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
Henry G. Bailly  - Son


He "was of mixed French and Indian blood." (Minnesota in Three Centuries, Vol. 2, p. 441.)

He was one-fourth Ottawa Indian. (The Life of Alexis Bailly, Minnesota Pioneer)

The History of Minnesota: from the French Explorations to the Present Time, 1873 list his city of residence as Mendota, Minnesota. Toensing lists Wabasha.

Minnesota in Three Centuries, History of Minnesota and Tales of the Frontier, 1900; and the History of Minnesota: from the French Explorations to the Present Time, 1873 list his birth state as Michigan.

He came to Minnesota in 1821.

He died in Wabasha, Minnesota.

Total Days Served: 485


1st Territorial Legislative Session (1849)

  Session Details
Body: Territorial House
District: 07
Elected: 8/1/1849
Residence: Mendota
Term of Office: 9/3/1849 to 12/31/1850
Counties Represented: Dakota, Wabasha, Wahnahta (defunct)
Occupation: Fur Trader/Business
Party: Not Available
  • Legislative Expenditures Joint
  • Territorial Affairs (Chair)
  • Territorial Expenditures Joint (Chair)
Articles & Books About
Belliveau, Walter. The Life of Alexis Bailly, Minnesota Pioneer. 1928.