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.
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).