I have a gg grandmother, Abigail Elizabeth Bale, who I'm trying to fully document,1833- NJ to 1909,Ohio. I believe her parents to be James Bales and Sarah Esther Havens. Abigail's Ohio death certificate lists Esther Havens as her mother and unknown Bales as the father. Apparently her children didn't follow genealogy :).
Abigail married Michael D. Roloson, and they named their first child Jacob Snook Roloson. Family stories tell that she named her son after an uncle whom she lived with after her mother died when she was a teen. I'm coming across mixed info in all the Bale line, mixing with Havens, Snook, Roof, Roloson, etc. It then appears "my" Abigail had a cousin also named Abigail Bale, most likely a daughter of one of James' brother. Both naming a daughter after their mother Abigail Current. It seems this "other" Abigail Bale married Moses Roof and lived their adult lives in/around Delaware Co, Ohio.