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44. Elizabeth ADAMSON7,16,27 was born on 6 August 1791 in Tennessee.17 She died on 16 January 1879 at the age of 87 in Richmond, Ray County, Missouri.

Elizabeth married William Bales, 7 Mar 1812, Jefferson Co TN The Lost Creek MM records shaw a William Bales, b. 2-10-1792, son of John and Ann Bales. He seems to be the only William Bales of the correct age in the records.

The Bales surname is also seen as Beals; William said to be a son of John Beals and Ann Thornburgh, which agrees with the above. William died 1882.

WILLIAM BALES born Feb. 10, 1792, died Ray County, MO Jan. 16,
1882, married Jefferson County, TN about 1792 ELIZABETH ADAMSON daughter of Simon
and Eleanor [ROUTH] Adamson born Aug. 6, 1791, died Ray County, MO Jan. 16, 1879.
Their son Perry- PERRY BALES married Ray County, MO Mar. 26, 1837 ELIZABETH
ADAMSON daughter of Jacob and Ruth [Covey] Adamson. Jacob son of Simon Jr and
Eleanor [Routh] Adamson


1850 Census. Ray Co MO
William Bales, age 58, b. TN. Elizabeth, age 58, b. TN
Rachel 21, Walter 20, and Rutha 16 - all born in TN
Perry Bales, age 36, b. TN, was next door with his family.
Joseph Bales, age 28, b. TN was a few doors away
John Bales, age 34, b. TN also on the same page in this census.

Elizabeth ADAMSON and William BALES were married on 17 March 1812 in Tennessee. William BALES was born on 10 February 1792 in Lost Creek, Jefferson County, Tennessee. He died on 16 January 1882 at the age of 89 in Richmond, Ray County, Missouri.

Elizabeth ADAMSON and William BALES had the following children:

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Martha BALES.