Jacob Bales


Brief Life History of Jacob

When Jacob Bales was born in 1832, in Salt Creek Township, Jackson, Indiana, United States, his father, Boater Bales, was 31 and his mother, Nancy Moore, was 33. He lived in Ozark, Missouri, United States in 1850 and Douglas, Gentry, Missouri, United States in 1860. He died in 1862, in Marshfield, Webster, Missouri, United States, at the age of 30, and was buried in Vera Cruz, Douglas, Missouri, United States.

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Boater Bales
Nancy Moore
John Boater Bales
Betsey Bales
Jacob Bales
Mary "Polly" Ann Bales
Rebecca Bales
Barnett Bailes
Phebe Bailes

Sources (2)

  • Jacob Bailes, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Jacob Bales in household of Nancy Bales, "United States Census, 1850"

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World Events (7)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 0

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

1836 · The Massive Internal Improvements Act

Age 4

The Massive Internal Improvements Act of 1836 loaned Indiana $10,000,000 to create infrastructure such as canals, railroads, and roads across the state. The act was signed by Whig Governor Noah Noble and passed by the Indiana General Assembly. However, the financial crisis known as the Panic of 1837 thwarted these plans as costs ballooned. Construction on the infrastructure was not completed and the state debt rapidly increased.


Age 9

Historical Boundaries 1841: Ozark created from Ripley 1843: Ozark renamed Decatur 1845: Decatur renamed Ozark

Name Meaning

English: either a variant of Bale , with excrescent -s, or a variant of Bayliss .

English: habitational name from Bayles in Alston, Cumbria.

Slovak and Czech (Báleš, rarely Baleš): from a pet form of Bal, a short form of the personal name Baltazar (Slovak Baltazár).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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