Thursday, September 26, 2013

Boater Bales (1838-1900), Henry County, Indiana

Working on filling in some gaps in my database by utilizing the "Indiana Marriages, 1811-1959" database at to see what updates and corrections I could find.

Boater Bales (1838-1900) was the son of Aaron and Susannah (Russell) Bales.  His first name is likely a corruption of the Quaker surname Bowater.  However, it is clearly spelled Boader Bales in the marriage record found in Henry County, Indiana on March 24, 1864 in the database.  His wife's name is spelled 'Suphrona' Cory, rather than Saphrona Cory, which is how I had her in the database.  Prior to this find, I had the date of their marriage, but not the place.

"Indiana, Marriages, 1811-1959," index and images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 14 Aug 2013), Boader Bales and Suphrona Cory, 1864.
Boater was my maternal third cousin six times removed.  Our common ancestors were John Beals and Sarah Bowater.  He died in 1900 in Blue River Township, Henry County, Indiana.  I have not researched the family further.

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