Dec. 25, 1844 Jamestown Guilford County North Carolina, USA
Aug. 25, 1932 Raleigh Rush County Indiana, USA
Jesse Parker Bales was a son of Allen Caleb & Emily Jane (Starbuck) Bales. Although his tombstone gives a birth year of 1844, his great granddaughter provided a birth year of 1845. His family relocated in the 1850s, first to Hendricks County, IN, then to Hancock Co., IN. He married 28 Feb 1875 in Rush Co., IN, Sarah Samantha Crawford, and they became the parents of five children. "Jess" was a carpenter and a housepainter by trade.
"The Rushville Republican, Friday August 26, 1932 J.P. BALES IS DEAD AT HOME IN RALEIGH AGED RESIDENT, BORN IN NORTH CAROLINA, HAD LIVED IN COUNTY 63 YEARS FUNERAL SERVICES TO BE HELD SATURDAY
J. P. Bales, age 87 years, died at his home in Raleigh Thursday evening at 7:15 o'clock. He had been in ill health for some time and a complication of diseases and was the cause of his death. He was born in Jamestown, North Carolina, but had resided for the past sixty-three years in Raleigh.
His wife and one son preceded him in death and he is survived by four children, C. B. Bales of Richmond, Mrs. Josie Johnson of Kalamazoo, Mich., Mrs. Ruby Saxon of Fayette county and Mrs. Bess Miller who lived at home; one brother, Monroe Bales of Mt. Auburn, Ind.; ten grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Funeral services will be held at the late residence Saturday afternoon at two o'clock with Rev. Bills of Lewisville in charge. Interment will be made in the Raleigh cemetery. "