Monday, December 6, 2010
Sheriff Jesse James Bailey
The magazine The State: Down Home in North Carolina in its 8 February 1958 issue published an article titled "The Saga of Sheriff Jesse James Bailey." Successor publication Our State kindly authorized use of that article and its images, with Our State retaining all rights. To read the article go to: Sheriff Jesse James Bailey. You will need Adobe Reader.
The Southern Historical Collection
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Collection Number: 05260
Collection Title: Jesse James Bailey Papers, 1916-1964 (bulk 1920-1930)
In the 1955 book The French Broad author Wilma Dykeman devoted a chapter ("The High Sheriff") to Sheriff Jesse James Bailey. At the time, he was the only man to be elected sheriff of two North Carolina counties. Whether Sheriff Baily still holds that record is not known.
Oral History: Jesse James Bailey (1880-1980)
Sheriff Jesse James Bailey's Big Lie
Big Lie told to Sheriff Jesse James Bailey
How I Got the Name Jesse James
Elephant Loose in the Mountains
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