Name: James Bale
Birth: 4 MAR 1797 in Sussex Co., NJ, USA
Death: 29 NOV 1885 in Orange Twp., Delaware Co., OH, USA
Burial: Africa Cemetery, Delaware Co. Ohio
Religion: 08 JUL 1826 in Sussex Co., NJ, USA
Change Date: 23 NOV 2004
Tombstone; Delaware County Land Office, marriage, and tax records; History of Delaware County and Ohio, O. L. Baskin & Co. Historical Publishers, 186 Dearborn Street, 1880; Lytle, A. R., History of Delaware County Ohio, Delaware, Ohio 1908; 7. Bell, Hon. H. C., Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Clark County, Illinois, Brookhaven Press, 1907; Snell, James P., Compiler, History of Sussex and Warren Counties New Jersey.
Philadelphia: Everts and Peck, 1881; New Jersey court house records
AMES BALE, farmer; P. O. Westerville ; came to this township in 1849 ; he was born in Sussex Co., N. J., in March, 1797 ; the son of Henry and Abigail (Current) Bale, who were also natives of New Jersey. In the early part of James' life, he learned the trade of millwright, which he followed for several years; subsequently, he entered the milling business, with two of his brothers ; they manufactured some cloth, but their principal business was fulling and dressing, which they followed successfully for several years ; James finally sold out to his brothers, and resumed the millwright business, which he pursued until he cast his fortunes in the West. July 8, 1826, he was married to Sarah Havens, a native of New Jersey; they had seven children, four living-Abigail, John H., Alary A. and David, who is on the homestead, and was married Oct. 5, 1865, to Dulcina Hulburt, a daughter of Lee Hulburt, one of the old residents of the county ; they have five children-Edwin F., Louie L., James, Ezra and a babe, unnamed. After their marriage, they lived on a farm he had bought, north of the homestead, three years ; then sold out and moved to his father's farm, situated on the west side of Alum Creek. David has always been identified with Democracy, as also has his father.
34. History of Delaware County and Ohio, O. L. Baskin & Co. Historical Publishers, 186 Dearborn Street, 1880
SonJohn Bale ldescribed the trials in settling the frontier and what the Ohio area was like in a series of newspaper articles ("Sixty Years in Ohio" for the Delaware Semi Weekly Gazette and in the New Jersey Herald in 1909).
The Bale-Havens family was important in the development of the Northwest. Homer Havens, designed the hydraulic aerial ladder still used on fire engines and patented numerous other inventions. John Bale's son, Fred, graduated from the Ohio State University law school and became a professional lecturer, who spoke extensively in nearly every state on the Chautauqua and Lyceum platform for many years. He was on the faculties of a number of universities such as William Penn college, where he was professor of law and speech. He served as mayor and municipal court judge in Westerville. Another Bale, William, organized the Bale Family Circus. Another Bale descendant married into the White family. Paul White became mayor of Delaware. Ohio. The White's ancestors are said to have received the Columbus land east of Union Station for their Revolutionary War service, but gave it away because it was then a useless swamp.
Father: Henry Bale b: 7 JUL 1778 in Lafayette Twp., Sussex Co. NJ
Mother: Abigale Current b: 19 OCT 1772
Sarah Havens b: 26 DEC 1802 in Sussex Co., NJ, USA
- David Bale b: 7 MAR 1840 in Sussex Co., NJ, USA