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Generation No. 1
1. BAILEY2 BALES (BALES1) was born Abt. 1825 in ?Taney CO???,-- MO, and died Bet. 1861 - 1865 in Jimmies Creek Township, AR (Marion co) - Fairview Cemetary. He married MARY BEAN Abt. 1840 in Mo, Ark?. She was born Abt. 1822 in mo. or Ark, and died Aft. 1865 in AR?.
Notes for BAILEY BALES:
1860 Marion Co, AR - Jimmy's Creek Twp, P.O. Yellville, p. 128, 25 July 1860
61-61 Bayless, W. P. 67 frm TN TN TN
ftm - SEARCH EXPERT SHOWS BAILEY BALES LISTED ON 2 CDS- Family Tree Maker
According to S. C. Turnbo's - Tales of the Ozark Biographical Sketches, pg 80
15 June 1998- via email -According to information from Blanche Sirmans -
Email received on 14 July 1998- from "Troy Massey" <firstname.lastname@example.org>--
14 June 1998 - email
15 July 1998 - email received from Mysty - email@example.com
From: "Troy Massey" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
S. C. Turnbo, quite a good historian in his time, recorded in his unpublished manuscript several of the events of this period. Of one he wrote: "I well remember being at Yellville one day in the month of July 1861 when a call was made for volunteers to join the Confederate Army. A company of men raised in Marion County and the southern part of Taney County, Missouri, were present. These patriotic citizens had volunteered their services to defend the Southern cause. Their commanding officer was Captain William C. Mitchell4, whose company afterward formed part of the 14th Regiment of the Arkansas Infantry. Captain Mitchell marched his company back and forth through the streets to the music of two violins in the hands of Dan Coker and "Yellville" Bill Coker, who were members of the company:
More About BAILEY BALES:
according to notes from Trudy Cox - July 2000
More About MARY BEAN:
i.ELIZABETH3 BALES, b. 1844, MO.
ii.LYDIA BALES, b. 1845, Mo.
2.iii.HANNAH BALES, b. 1848, MO.
3.iv.THOMAS C. BALES, b. December 1849, AR; d. Abt. 1923, Pittsburg Co, OK.
v.SARAH BALES, b. 1851, Ark.
Notes for SARAH BALES:
Ancestry.com - June 21 2000
Arkansas marriages 1863 - 1900 -
This database is a collection of marriage records from Hempstead, Pike, Washington, and Yell Counties between 1851 and 1900. Taken from microfilm copies of original county documents, each record provides spouses' names, marriage date, and county of residence. Hempstead County records span 1851 to 1899. The county is located along the Little River in southwestern Arkansas, near the border with Texas. Hope is the county seat.
B. F. LEWIS md SARAH E. BALES -- 25 Jan 1866 -- Hempstead AR
vi.POLLY A BALES, b. 1853, Ark.
vii.RACHEL BALES, b. 1856, MO.
Generation No. 2
2. HANNAH3 BALES (BAILEY2, BALES1) was born 1848 in MO. She married (1) WATKINS. She married (2) JOHN SILVER HARRIS Abt. 1868 in Polk Co, ARK?? see birth of Mattie.
Notes for HANNAH BALES:
Father: Bailey Bales
Children of HANNAH BALES and WATKINS are:
i.RANDOLPH4 WATKINS, b. Abt. 1918, ArK?.
ii.ONE MORE WATKINS, b. Prbably ARK.
Child of HANNAH BALES and JOHN HARRIS is:
4.iii.MATTIE LUCINDA4 HARRIS, b. 04 March 1899, Mena, Polk Co, Ark.
3. THOMAS C.3 BALES (BAILEY2, BALES1) was born December 1849 in AR, and died Abt. 1923 in Pittsburg Co, OK. He married MARTHA JANE TYLER 1869 in ARk, probably Marion Co, daughter of JOHN TYLER and JANE REYNOLDS. She was born June 1847 in Marion Co, ARk, and died Abt. 1923 in Pittsburg Co, OK.
According to letter received from Blanche Sirmans - May 1990 and also told to me by Lydia Bishop - " Thomas and his mother, had nothing to eat except turnip greens or maybe turnips for an entire winter during the Civil War..., the girls weren't mentioned, but, guess Thomas and his mother were the ones doing the providing."
Also, information from Bea Cochran - 1986 " during civil war, house burnt down by Sherman. Used to have to go out and pick cotton, sometimes only a yam for a meal"
This is not all that surprising, especially since we know that Bailey Bales was killed during the Civil War. Thomas was the only son and would have been roughly between the age of 16 - 20. So the responsibility and necessity, would have been there for him to provide for his mother and his sisters.
According to conversation with Lydia Bishop (her father was 1/2 brother of Sarah Bales, wife of William Jackson Bales)- 1988.
"Thomas Bales and Martha, went to OK, when still a territory in covered wagon. Came from Briggsville, Ok and settled near McAlester, and farmed in area called "High Hill", near Haileyville. Later, were very poor and cared for by spinster daughter, Ellen and youngest son, John. (Both Martha and Thomas smoked Pipes)
Thomas and Martha Bales died approx. 1922-23, OK, buried in High Hill Cemetary."
ftp://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/ar/marion/census/marion2.txt345-389 Bailes,Thomas C. 29 frm AR MO AR
Martha 32 wife AR MO AR
William J. 10 son AR AR AR
George W. 8 son AR AR AR
Mary Jane 6 dau AR AR AR
Henry 3 son AR AR AR
Sarah E. 1 dau AR AR AR
note the spelling of the name is BAILES
also note there are a number of tyler households as well.......martha jane tyler, thomas's wife...
Found on 1900 Marion Co, Ark census- James Creek Township
The area that includes present-day Pittsburg County was part of the Choctaw Nation until Oklahoma statehood in 1907.
The Choctaw Nation extended from the present Arkansas border westward to near Ada, and extended south from the Canadian River to the Red River. The geographic area included three district designations, which were further broken down into county-level areas. The Moshulatubee District contained Gaines County, San Bois County, Skullyville County, Sugar Loaf County, and Tobucksy County. Apuckshunnubbee District contained Boktucklo, Cedar, Eagle, Nashoba, Red River, Towson, and Wade counties. Pushmataha District contained Atoka County, Blue County, Jack's Fork County, and Kiamichi County. Pittsburg County, Oklahoma was created from portions of Atoka, Gaines, Jack's Fork and Tobucksy counties of the Choctaw Nation, and was named for Pittsburg, Pennsylvania.Bache is located 7 miles E of McAlester, and had its post office established on February 26, 1903. It was named for Franklin Bache, a local mining operator. The community was one of the stops along the interurban streetcar route between McAlester and Hartshorne.
Haileyville sprang from the coal mining fields east of McAlester at the turn of the century, and was named for Dr. Daniel Morris Hailey, who obtained mineral leases from the Choctaw, Oklahoma, and Gulf Railroad. The post office was established April 20, 1901.
Hartshorne is located E of McAlester on Highway 270 and was incorporated March 1, 1900. It was named for Dr. Charles Hartshorne, a railroad official. The post office was opened March 5, 1890 with Henry Martyn as Postmaster.
McAlester is the county seat and economic hub of the area, located at the crossings of State Highways 69 and 270. Before the highways, McAlester could be found at the crossing point of the Texas Road and the California Trail. Both were wagon roads used primarily by migrating families; the Texas Road ended in Dallas, Texas while the California Trail crossed the Southwest by way of Fort Smith, Arkansas and Albequerque, New Mexico. J.J. McAlester was the namesake of the town. He was a merchandising frontiersman from Sebastian County, Arkansas, who set up a general store in an area now called North McAlester, or "Old Town." His marriage in 1872 to a member of the Chickasaw Nation allowed him to take up legal residence in the
His already profitable business was further enhanced by the decision of the Katy Railroad (Missouri, Kansas, & Texas -- MKT) to develop a line from Kansas to Texas through Indian Territory. The line ran right by McAlester's store. In 1889, the Choctaw Coal and Railway Company completed a line that connected the Frisco with the MKT by way of an East-West track. A disagreement with McAlester over right-of-way permits caused the railroad to look elsewhere for land. They found it a mile and a half to the south of McAlester's store and the young community. Fritz Sittel, the son of a German immigrant who had come to the area with the Katy construction, gave the new line right-of-way through land he owned in exchange for business contracts with the railroad. The community that quickly grew up alongside the new line became known as South McAlester, and a post office was established in 1890.
DONT KNOW WHERE THESE FIT IN - pITTSBURGH CO, LOOKUP
More About THOMAS C. BALES:
Children of THOMAS BALES and MARTHA TYLER are:
5.i.WILLIAM JACKSON4 BALES, b. 29 September 1869, AR (possibly Yellville, Ark); d. 26 October 1947, Los Angeles, CA- buried Sunnyside Cemetary, Long Beach, CA.
6.ii.GEORGE W. BALES, b. 07 October 1873, Marion Co, Ark; d. 03 May 1938.
7.iii.MARY JANE BALES, b. 1874.
8.iv.HENRY MATTHEW BALES, b. 03 March 1878, Marion Co, Ark; d. 05 July 1955, Traver, Tulare Co, CA.
v.SARAH ELLEN BALES, b. 1879, Marion Co, Ark; d. Aft. 1920, OK?.
Notes for SARAH ELLEN BALES:
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vi.JAMES BALES, b. August 1883; d. 1922, OK, supposedly in gunfight, possible over still.
Notes for JAMES BALES:
According to letter dreceived fro Mike Deckard- dated 4 Mar 1990-
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9.vii.LUCINDA BALES, b. September 1886, Marion Co, Ark; d. Bet. 1914 - 1915, McAlester, Pittsburg Co, OK.
10.viii.JOHN CALVIN BALES, b. 16 July 1890, Yellville, Marion Co, Ark; d. 01 September 1975, Borger, Hutchinson Co, TX.
Generation No. 3
4. MATTIE LUCINDA4 HARRIS (HANNAH3 BALES, BAILEY2, BALES1) was born 04 March 1899 in Mena, Polk Co, Ark. She married SHOURD ELSWORTH WILLIAMS Abt. 1925, son of CHARLES WILLIAMS and RHODA DOWNING. He was born 18 June 1899 in Eaglebent, MN, and died 20 July 1974 in Ft. Smith, Sebastian Co, Ark.
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5. WILLIAM JACKSON4 BALES (THOMAS C.3, BAILEY2, BALES1) was born 29 September 1869 in AR (possibly Yellville, Ark), and died 26 October 1947 in Los Angeles, CA- buried Sunnyside Cemetary, Long Beach, CA. He married SARAH E. WEBSTER 01 January 1893 in Marion County, Ark, daughter of WEBSTER and MARY ELIZABETH. She was born 08 May 1866 in AR, and died 24 April 1959 in Long Beach, CA / Buried Sunnyside Memorial Park, Long Beach, CA.
Notes for WILLIAM JACKSON BALES:
According to information from Bea Cochran -1986 - " Bales from Georgia, to Ark, Ok, AZ. Gpa Jack Bales (William Jackson), worked til 78 years old, @ SEligman roundhouse, was an engineer. Was mathmetics whiz, but, with no formal education."
Information from Oscar Dowell "William and Sarah, very illiteriate, Gpa Jack, retired 1943-1944. Had 1927 Chrysler in garage, but, didn't know how to drive. Gpa Jack would not let daughter Gertie drive it. Once she took it out and ran over the outhouse.
According to Lydia Bishop: Wm Jackson Bales, went to OK, when still a territory, later brought his family out. Lived High Hill, and helped his parents farm. Went to work in Joplin, Missouri, for awhile, because Charlie (son) had job for him, but, did not work out. Moved back to Haileyville, OK. Worked at coal mines. Lived east of Haileyville- near Dalle Lake. (2 Hills- one closest to Haileyville, where Sarah and Jack lived. Lydia remembers going there to play croquet with Virgie and Grace. Virgie and Grace use to go to Medthodist Church in Haileyville. Brother, Walter ( Bud) used to walk across the hills with lantern to go to church with them. Lydia thought Bud, something special. Said when she graduated high school in 1924 in Seligman, her gave her toilette set- of brush, comb, mirror and nail file set, powder box, etc.
According to Oscar Dowell- 1987- Sarah came from Van Buren, Ark, and maiden name was Webster. Wm JacksonBales, came from Little Rock, Ark. Wm Jackson, drove freight carts between Ok and ARk.
Gpa Jack (Wm Jackson Bales) went to AZ about 1920-21 and sold little farm to McCutchins. Gpa Jack came to OK, when they opened the Cherokee Strip.
Email from Blanche Sirmans - aug 1998
I never did write any more about their leaving Arkansas. I do not believe that it had to do with their making whiskey, although I have no doubts about their making it there. I don't know that they did., but I would not be surprised. However I think they left because of something more serious. It seems that I heard that they got into a fight at a dance and hurt someone and left to keep from being arrested. It wasn't murder. I think that some of the boys, the ones wanted, left for Oklahoma, and their parents and the others came later. Jack came through with the parents, so apparently he wasn't involved. This may not be true. I vaguely remember some such thing. Maybe it isn't true, so unless you can find confirmation somewhere else
Mountain Echo, appears to be the oldest newspaper for Yellville area.
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Notes for SARAH E. WEBSTER:
1870 - Marion Co., Ar- Census in Flippen Barns Township :
Also note the middle initial for Sarah, and also note that birthdate for Sarah would be totally out of whack, as sources say that Sarah was born in May 1866, and the above Sarah, would be born 1868......... needs further looking into.
According to letter received from Robin Christopherson from Sponberg Mortuary, dated 27 April 1987 that handled the service of Sarah Bales - name was Sarah E Bales, b 8 May 1866, born in Webster, Ark, d 24 April 1959, age of 92--- informant was daughter Virginia Johnson.
According to Oscar Dowell- 1987- Sarah came from Van Buren, Ark, and maiden name was Webster. Wm JacksonBales, came from Little Rock, Ark. Wm Jackson, drove freight carts between Ok and ARk. Gpa Jack (Wm Jackson Bales) went to AZ about 1920-21 and sold little farm to McCutchins. Gpa Jack came to OK, when they opened the Cherokee Strip.
9 APRIL 99-- ON IGI
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Marriage Notes for WILLIAM BALES and SARAH WEBSTER:
Children of WILLIAM BALES and SARAH WEBSTER are:
i.GIRL5 BALES, b. Abt. 1890, Ark..
ii.TOMMY BALES, b. Aft. 1893, Ark ?; d. Ark ?.
iii.WALTY BALES, b. Aft. 1893, Ark ?; d. Bet. 1905 - 1907, Ark ? or OK.
14.iv.CHARLES AGUSTA BALES, b. 19 July 1893, Yellville, Ark - Marion Co; d. 23 April 1960, San Bernadino, CA - San Bernadino Co.
15.v.VIRGINIA BALES ( VIRGIE), b. 14 December 1896, Fayetteville, ARK; d. 03 July 1970, Long Beach, CA, buried Westminster Cemetary, WEstminister, CA.
16.vi.LILY MAY BALES, b. 29 December 1899, Ark- probably Marion Co; d. 17 June 1924, Los Angels, CA - Buried Odd Fellows Cemetary, Whittier, CA- LA CO.
17.vii.GRACE BALES, b. 20 December 1903, Olney, OK - Coal Co; d. 14 September 1987, Long Beach, CA - LA Co.
18.viii.WALTER (X) BALES, b. February 1906, Pittsburg Co, OK; d. 29 September 1980, Los Angeles, CA - Buried in Westminster Cemetary, Westminster CA.
19.ix.JOHN LEROY BALES, b. December 1909, Pittsburg Co, OK.
x.GERTRUDE ALVERTA BALES, b. 12 July 1912, Pittsburg Co, OK; d. 15 March 1955, Long Beach, CA- buried Sunnyside Cemetary, Long Beach, CA - LA CO; m. DONALD ARTHUR RYAN (ART); b. 07 April 1901, NEB.; d. 14 June 1955, Long Beach, CA- buried Sunnyside Cemetary, Long Beach, CA - LA CO.
Notes for GERTRUDE ALVERTA BALES:
According to Lydia Bishop - Gpa Jack (Wm Jackson Bales), had bought a Model T, but, could not drive it. Walter (Bud) drove it and Gertie always mad that they wouldn't let her drive. One day Walter, shaving and Gertied harassing him aobut driving, he threw keys at her and told her fine, go drive. she didn't really know how and in her attempt, knocked over the outhouse!
According to Notes from Oscar Dowell - 1987- Possible Gertie and Arthur never married. Also, possible his name was not really Art Ryan, but, instead, Don Arthur. A Professional gambler, was a small man, about 5 3", Irish. Charles Bales, Sr, said that Art was very crooked. Also, he told me that after Wm Jackson Bales, died, Gertie continued to cash Gpa's RR pension checks, that Sarah, did not receive until after Gertie died.
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Notes for DONALD ARTHUR RYAN (ART):
According to Notes from Oscar Dowell - 1987- Possible Gertie and Arthur never married. Also, possible his name was not really Art Ryan, but, instead, Don Arthur. A Professional gambler, was a small man, about 5 3", Irish. Charles Bales, Sr, said that Art was very crooked.
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6. GEORGE W.4 BALES (THOMAS C.3, BAILEY2, BALES1) was born 07 October 1873 in Marion Co, Ark, and died 03 May 1938. He married MINTY C. RADFORD (MINNIE) 20 August 1893. She was born March 1875 in Ark.
Notes for GEORGE W. BALES:
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Children of GEORGE BALES and MINTY (MINNIE) are:
20.i.ANDREW J5 BALES, b. 04 August 1894, Marion Co, Ark; d. 22 June 1933, McAlester, OK.
21.ii.ADA DELILAH BALES, b. 29 January 1896, Ark; d. 1931, Ok?.
22.iii.WILLIAM BALES, b. 11 October 1898; d. 28 July 1974.
iv.MARY L. BALES, b. 22 December 1901; m. (1) JACK LEVANS; m. (2) FRANK FAIN; d. Ft. Smith , Ark; m. (3) CHARLES NOWLIN.
23.v.GEORGE BALES, b. 26 July 1903; d. 22 July 1955.
vi.VIRGIE BALES, b. 14 July 1905; d. 03 August 1991; m. JOHN J. TURNER.
24.vii.ETHEL BALES, b. 02 May 1908; d. 18 May 1926.
25.viii.AMBROSE/ AMBES BALES, b. 28 October 1913; d. 22 February 1983.
7. MARY JANE4 BALES (THOMAS C.3, BAILEY2, BALES1) was born 1874. She married (1) CHOATE. She married (2) EARLS 1890.
8. HENRY MATTHEW4 BALES (THOMAS C.3, BAILEY2, BALES1) was born 03 March 1878 in Marion Co, Ark, and died 05 July 1955 in Traver, Tulare Co, CA. He married CORA BELLE CALDWELL Abt. 1895. She was born in TX, and died 1911.
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9. LUCINDA4 BALES (THOMAS C.3, BAILEY2, BALES1) was born September 1886 in Marion Co, Ark, and died Bet. 1914 - 1915 in McAlester, Pittsburg Co, OK. She married JOHN W. PALMER 19 June 1909 in Ok?. He was born Bet. 1874 - 1875 in Alabama.
Notes for LUCINDA BALES:
10. JOHN CALVIN4 BALES (THOMAS C.3, BAILEY2, BALES1) was born 16 July 1890 in Yellville, Marion Co, Ark, and died 01 September 1975 in Borger, Hutchinson Co, TX. He married MAY TYLER Abt. 1912 in Hot Springs, Ark, daughter of JACK TYLER.
Notes for JOHN CALVIN BALES:
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Child of JOHN BALES and MAY TYLER is:
30.i.BONNIE5 BALES, b. 04 June 1914, Ok; d. 04 June 1977, Borger, TX, Hutchinson Co.
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