I am seeking to locate parents, siblings, or descendants of Bailey Bales. To date only 3 records have been located to identify or assist in that effort. 1860 census record, 14th Ark Infantry Infantry Enlistment and from Turnbo's Tales - we have an accounting of Bailey Bales being shot during a skirmish at Jimmies Creek. We do know that the Sons of the Confederacy put up a stone in memory of him...........but, that is the extent of the information we have been able to obtain. Jimmies Creek Township, AR (Marion co) - Fairview Cemetary
We do not know what happened to his daughters....listed in the census below - except Hannah and the one son Thomas C. Bales. We do not know what happened to Baileys wife, Mary (?possibly Bean?). It is obvious from the census, that they seemed to travel a lot between Mo and AR - if the birthplaces for the children are accurate. After Bailey's death ( exact date unknown) - Mary and her children do not appear on the 1870 Marion Co census. However, we do find Thomas C Bales back in Marion Co in 1880. I am a descendant through the oldest son of Thomas C Bales and Martha Jane Tyler - who were my gr gr grandparents. ============================================ of some possible interest is this land record that may or may not be connected........... Land Record in Sumner County TN lists a Bayley Bales.....but, is approx. 1790 - no idea if connected or how. ========================================
1860 Marion Co, AR - Jimmy's Creek Twp, P.O. Yellville, p. 128, 25 July 1860 #890 Bailey Bales 35 m wheelwright /$100 MO ** Mary 38 f b. MO Elizabeth 16 f b. MO Lydia 15 f b. MO Hannah 12 f AR Thomas C. 11 m b. ARk Sarah 9 f b. MO Polly A. - 7 f b. MO***note Polly often nickname for Mary***** " Rachael 4 fMO ============================================ Bales, Baley Company A Unit 14 (Powers') Arkansas Infantry. rank induction Private rank discharge Private Box # 725 Extraction # 725 Record # 725 Allegiance - Confederate ========================= According to S. C. Turnbo's - Tales of the Ozark Biographical Sketches, pg 80 tells of the death of Bailey Bales during Civil war battle at Jimmies Creek Township, Marion Co, Ark. The account of Bailey Bales is found in TURNBO"S TALES OF THE OZARKS ;bIOGRAPHICAL STORIES EDITED BY DESMOND WALLS ALLEN page 80. ===============================
This is my most major brick wall in all of the research I have done over the last 15 years. If there is anyone with information that might allow me a sledgehammer to break it down, or even take the tiniest chink out of this wall, I would be extremely grateful.
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I would someday like to be able to tell my1 yr old niece, where she got the name Bailee from......if at all possible, in hopes that she does not think that we were dropped off by aliens!!