Thank you for responding. My Abigail E. Bale, is a different Abigail than the the daughter of James and Sarah. She is my great great grandmother on my maternal side. We do not know who her parents were except her father was a Bales and mother a Havens, with first name possibly of Esther. Abigal was born in New Jersey on March 7, 1833. I haven't been able to find a birth record, not unusual for that time frame, but have a copy of her family Bible. Unfortunately it only lists herself, husband Michael Decker Roloson and their 11 children. They lived in Delaware County Ohio after moving from Sussex New Jersey. She died June 9, 1909, and is buried in Franklin Co Ohio. She is in the 1850 Census living with Jacob Snook(s) and family as a teenager. Family story is that she felt much affection for the Snook family and named her first son after Jacob Snooks (Jacob Snooks Roloson) The later census reports show her with husband in Delaware Co Ohio.
Her Ohio death certificate shows "?" Bale for father and "Ester Havens" as mother. Two daughters have Esther as a middle name. My late grandmother remembered going to the yearly Bale/Haven Reunion in Ohio. I have made contact with some of those folks, but so far no one knows of my Abigal. I have a diary that talks of "Uncle" James Bales, who is the James Bale married to Sarah Havens, this diary also mentions Moses Roof and doing farm work at his home in Ohio. I heard somewhere, can't remember at the moment, that some records were lost in a fire in Sussex County, and I'm wondering if my grandmother's birth record, her parents marriage were destroyed? Her marriage record is available (Oct 25, 1854) for Newton, Sussex Co.
So I have a big brick wall for her parents. The 3 sons of Henry Jr and Abigail Current would match the time frame, but I cant find any record of them marrying a Havens. I feel my Abigail maybe a 1st cousin to the other Abigail Bale, in that both being named after their grandmother, but again, the brick wall. Something just doesn't click, and of course the names on the death cert are only as good as the daughter's knowledge or lack of knowledge. But they did attend the Bale/Haven reunion, but where is the link???
If you know of anything I would really appreciate it.
My direct email is GIBBS433@gmail.com My tree is listed at rootsweb.com, file name GIBBS-2007
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