Martha Bachelor Bales

Way Back Wednesday – J H Bales – Butter, Eggs, and Poultry Wagon

Way Back Wednesday: J H Bales – Butter, Eggs, & Poultry Wagon – The following large group photo would have likely been taken somewhere near Bloomingport of Randolph County, Indiana around 1910. The photograph includes my great-grandfather, as well as his parents, grandparents, and siblings. There are additional friends and neighbors pictured too. Some I …

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Way Back Wednesday – John and Nancy McMullen Bales Reunion 1896

Way Back Wednesday: John and Nancy McMullen Bales Reunion 1896 – The following is a large family group photo taken at a Bales Reunion in 1896. The individuals pictured are the descendants of John and Nancy (McMullen) Bales. I suspect the photo was taken at Bloomingport in Randolph County, Indiana. John Bales was born about …

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Way Back Wednesday – Bloomingport Livery Stable and Carlos City to Carlos Mystery Solved

Way Back Wednesday: Bloomingport Livery Stable and Carlos City to Carlos Mystery Solved – My great-great-great-grandfather John Henry Bales operated the livery stable at Bloomingport in Randolph County, Indiana. A livery was sort of like a hotel for horses. In the days before other forms of transportation, someone stopping in a town would need more …

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