Sheriff John Martin Bailey
Term: 1860-1861

John Martin Bailey was sheriff in 1860 and 1861. He was born December 10, 1822 in Lawrence County, Tennessee and died September 22, 1898 in Van Buren or Cleburne County, Arkansas. He served in the Mexican War from Lawrence County, Tennessee. He was in Jackson County, Arkansas by 1850 and in Van Buren County by 1860. Mr. Bailey was married four times. He was a teamster in Co. D, 31st Arkansas Infantry (Confederate), enlisting March 1, 1862 at Clinton. He later enlisted in Co E, 8th Cavalry (Confererate).