Thank you for your reply and assistance. I do have the death records for his children and they each provide William Woodson Bale's name as their father... However, i am searching for other evidence of his exaistance such as a birth/death, or census record for Ky or in Texas where he died. Unfortunately the last census he would have been includwd in for 1890 burned, i have read, and little info for the entire census survived. My other problem concerning his birth is that i have no county for him. I am losing hope of finding him anywhere.