Not sure if I can help, I may be in the same boat you are. I do know of a David Bales, would have been my great great grandfather. Can't tell you where this man was born, Im looking for that info as well. But this David Bales married a Missoura Lovelady (BP unknown) and they had a daughter in Florence KS in either 1895 or 1896. Daughters name is Julia Bales, still alive in Galveston TX.