Will try another posting on this family - my head still isn't harder than the brick wall yet.
Would anyone happen to have any information on an Alexander Bales?He was born 25 October 1811 somewhere in Kentucky (according to all census records)He died in Kansas in 1886 but his obituary doesn't list anything about where he was born or who his parents were.Alexander married Rachel Lewis (b. ca. 1828 in Meade Co., KY) before 1848...but don't know if it was in Kentucky or Illinois.They lived in Illinois from 1850 to sometime in 1870 when they migrated to Kansas.Alexander served in the Civil War...even though he was rather old at the time.
I believe he had a brother named James who died during the Civil War.In the 1860 census, James lived just a few farms away from Alexander and was married to Lucy A.In the 1870 census, Lucy A. is listed as living with Alexander & Rachel Bales.Alexander & Rachel had named 2 of their children after James & Lucy A.
Any help, clues, contacts, information, etc. on these people would be greatly appreciated.You can contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.