Name: Henry Bale
Birth: 7 JUL 1778 in Lafayette Twp., Sussex Co. NJ
Note: Married: 21 DEC 1786 in Newtown, Sussex Co., NJ, USA
Death: 13 FEB 1827
Religion: Married: 27 JUL 1794 in Sussex Co, NJ, USA by Daniel Predmore
Change Date: 23 NOV 2004
New Jersey court house records; Snell, James P., Compiler, History of Sussex and Warren Counties New Jersey. Philadelphia: Everts and Peck, 1881
From the History of Sussex County, NJ (1881):
Peter, born in 1768, and Henry, born in 1778, left their father'shome, and, having moved down the Paulinskill during the latter part ofthe last century, located at the place that still bears theirname,--Baleville, now in Hampton towhship. Here, in 1800, they erecteda grist-mill, wihch was operated as such until 1840, when it wasremodeled by James, John, and Peter, sons of Henry.
Same source, pp. 451-452:
Came to Hampton not long after the close of the Revolutionary war.... Henry, obtaining the old Barton mill-site, built a saw-mill near thedam. Whether he built a grist-mill there or simply put a run of stoneinto his saw-mill cannot be told, nor can it be told when he locatedthere, although it seems pretty certain that he did so before 1790, sincethere are account-books of date 1795 showing that he was in businessthere then, and showing, further, that he had kept a mill acount-bookthere before that date. However that may be, it is known that he built,in 1800, the grist-mill now carried on by A.J. Bale, as well as acarding-mill, and a few years later a woolen-factory, in which hemanufactured cloth for a wide stretch of country about, and drove forsome years a remarkably brisk and profitable business.
The preserved account-books kept by Mr. Bale begin with the date1795. Taking the books between that date and 1810, a list of the namesof his customers will not only show that his business was considerable,but it will also show pretty nearly who were the residents in what is nowHampton township between those years. The list is as follows:
....Rober Bell....Peter Bell....James Current.... Benjamin Hull....JohnKays, Sr., David Kays....Peter Mains, Jr., Mosis Morris, Sr.,...GeorgeStruble, Jacob Strader....Anthony Struble...Peter L. Struble, JacobStruble, Sr.....Daniel Struble....James Kays...Philip Mains, JacobMisner....William Ryerson, Henry Snook....Henry Washer...JosephNorthrup...
Judged from the fact that boots, stockings, and other supplies werekept on hand, as well as teh articles already enumerated, Mr. Bale musthave kept a store at Baleville, although there is no telling where it waslocated.
Sept. 17, 1804, a record appears to the effect that Mr. Bale sent bythe hands of Alexander Huston for collection two notes against WilliamCurrent and David Kimble. Money with these gentlemen was probably scarceabout that time, for below the record of delivery of notes appears thelegend, "These notes returned to me again." Mr. Bale recrods further:"My youngest daughter, named Abigail Bale, died Oct. 9, 1804, my onlycomfort I had in this world, and a funeral sermon delivered by Mr.Fellows, Oct. 10, 1804.
John 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: 1730 in BET. 1735 - 1741 in Germany
Mother: Elizabeth Gunderman b: 1748 in or 1743 in Holland
Abigale Current b: 19 OCT 1772
- James Bale b: 4 MAR 1797 in Sussex Co., NJ, USA