Standing Deer Bailey 1
- Born: 1755, North Carolina or Tennessee
- Marriage (1): Elinipsico Cornstalk
- Died: 1775, Tennessee, USA at age 20
According to James Red Wolf, she was Cherokee and died giving birth to her 4th child, leaving him to raise them.
She is a woman of mystery, speculation, and conjecture. Was her name Jane Bailey? Was she Native American or was she possibly a captive?
Her date of birth is a guesstimate at best and I'm not even sure what is the original source. The consensus across the web is between 1750 and 1755. Nevertheless, she is supposed to be the mother of Thomas Bailey Christian and probably Sarah "Mountain Raven" Mastin and John Cornstalk, who died in infancy.
If she was born in 1750 to 1755 she could not be the mother of Hezekiah "Low Hawk" Whitt and Rachel Skaggs. Low Hawk refers to Thomas Bailey Christian and Sarah Christian Adkins as his brother and sister in his will. This does not mean they were blood relatives, but considered themselves as brothers and sisters in being raised by Thomas Mastin.
There is much discussion on the message boards about this family. Hopefully DNA studies may provide some clarity to oral history and rampant hypothesizing about her descendants. 1
Standing married Elinipsico Cornstalk, son of Chief Hokoleskwa Cornstalk and Helizikinopo. (Elinipsico Cornstalk was born in 1748 in Shawnee Nation, Ohio, USA 1 and died on 10 Nov 1777 in Point Pleasant, VA, Now WV 1.)