Bale, Solomon

Born: 1805 Kentucky

Flourished: 1834 New Salem, Illinois

Sometime soon after 1832, Bale moved his family from Kentucky to settle in a part of Sangamon County that would later become Menard County. By 1850, he had moved his family to nearby Mason County. Bale was a farmer.

Election Returns for the New Salem Precinct in Sangamon County, Illinois; The History of Menard and Mason Counties, Illinois (Chicago: O. L. Baskin, 1879), 856; U.S. Census Office, Sixth Census of the United States (1840), Menard County, IL, 298; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Mason County, IL, 168.