Hi I know I replied several yrs later ( sorry for that) but I believe this John Bail was the brother of Don Bail, who was born in 1825 in Ohio... but I am unsure. Both of them migrated to Silver City, NM at around the same time... Thank you so much for your information, it was wonderful. Just in case I find out for sure that he is also my ancestor I will know who his father was. Thank you! Do you know anything about Don Bail?