John Bales PhD

John Bales PhD

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Dr. John W. Bales PhD
Born 1940s.
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Raised in Milam and Bell Counties until the age of 10 years at which point the family moved to Houston, TX so father Loyie McKimm Bales could find work as an auto-body mechanic. Attended Bowie Elementary school (1st grade) in Bryan TX (1948-1950), Heidenheimer Elementary school (grades 2-4) Heidenheimer, TX (1950-1953), Harvard Elem. (grade 5) Houston, TX (1953-1954). In 1954 the family bought a tract home in the Langwood Subdivision, 6626 Clemson St. in the Aldine School district. Attended Katherine Smith elementary (grade 6) (1954-1955), Aldine Jr. High (grades 7-8), Aldine Sr. High (grades 9-10), Sam Houston Sr. High (grade 11) graduated in the first graduating class of Waltrip Sr. High (1960-1961). Received BA and MA in mathematics from University of Texas 1965, 1967. Worked as Research Scientist Assoc. at the University of Texas Applied Research Laboratories (1966-1970). Moved to Auburn, AL Sept. 1970, received PhD in mathematics from Auburn University, 1975. Instructor in Department of Mathematics, Louisiana State University 1975-1976, Assistant, Associate and Full Professor of Mathematics at Tuskegee University 1976-2015, with sabbaticals at Battelle Memorial Institute (1989-1991) and Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (1997). Performed various summer work for NASA and US Army research laboratories. Retired in 2015 President of the Opelika Civitan Club, Opelika, AL a couple of times in the 1980s, President of the Faculty Senate, Tuskegee University, 1999. Served on the board of directors of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance of Alabama as well as on the board of the Auburn Gay and Lesbian Association at Auburn University in the early 1990s.

  • Fact: Informal marriage (Feb 14 1998) Auburn, Lee County, Alabama, USA
  • Fact: Legal marriage (Feb 14 2015) Auburn, Lee County, Alabama, USA
  • Fact: Residence 2201 Crestview St, Opelika, Alabama 36801-6919, USA
  • Fact: Residence(1990-2017) 10565 US Highway 280W, Auburn, AL 36879, USA
  • Fact: ORCID ID: 0000-0003-1986-5234[1]


  • MyHeritage Family Trees ( : accessed 21 December 2017), Person #445586371:1000001 for Prof. John Wayland Bales, PhD.
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Interested in ancestors and descendants of my ggggg grandparents James Bales and Rebecca Bracken m. 1785 Greenbrier Co. (W)VA.
Interested in ancestors and descendants of ggg grandparents David Bozeman and Elizabeth Pool
GGG grandparents Moses and Elizabeth (Thompson) Scaggs lived in Green Co. KY in 1805. I am interested in who their parents were.
Interested in ancestors of my gg grandparents William B. Tippit b. 1804 NC and Elizabeth Beaird b. 1814

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  • John Bales: Family Tree DNA Y-DNA Test 67 markers, haplogroup R-L47, FTDNA kit #130122 + Y-Chromosome Test 67 markers, haplogroup R-S9257
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On 10 Oct 2018 at 20:32 GMT M Bale wrote:

Okay, I think we might start a name study. Do you know how to do that? I think we need a Bale, Bail, Beal, Bayle name study lol. And I think, we need to use a picture of a Bale of HAY on it, as it's the pain in the are results when searching! Want to be co-conspirators?

On 6 May 2018 at 06:36 GMT Lynda Keen wrote:

The John Henry Bales on my family tree lived in north London, UK.

On 18 Feb 2018 at 01:13 GMT William Pool Jr wrote:

Re Bozeman- 304

Since this is your direct ancestor, how about you assuming the primary profile manager role. I am not expert on this line. Bill Pool

On 1 Jan 2018 at 22:01 GMT Guy Constantineau wrote:


Wish you a Happy New Year. May 2018 bring you all you need to be happy.

Congratulation for adding your contributions in December. Whatever the quantity of your contributions, they all count. As we always say "Quality is better than quantity" to make a great family tree.

Thank you for being a Wikitreer,

Guy Constantineau - Wikitree leader

On 20 Dec 2017 at 18:17 GMT Guy Constantineau wrote:


just a word (late) to congratulate you on the contributions you made during the month of November. Whatever the quantity, they are all important.

Your work is appreciated.


Guy Constantineau

On 17 Oct 2017 at 00:41 GMT Debbie (Hughey) Parsons wrote:

Hey John! Your DNA Connections list looks awesome! Unfortunately, we are not related. I thought maybe, but wrong. Glad to meet you on Wikitree!! Keep up the good work with your tree and DNA!

On 9 Oct 2017 at 01:30 GMT Debbie (Hughey) Parsons wrote:

Hey, Thanks for uploading your autosomal DNA into Wikitree. One more favor, could you please add your GEDmatch ID from the free site so I can see if we are related?? Thanks!

On 5 Oct 2017 at 23:54 GMT Debbie (Hughey) Parsons wrote:

Hi John, have you taken an autosomal DNA test too? If so, please post the results in Wikitree also. I figure you and I may be DNA cousin matches...

On 8 Jul 2017 at 17:42 GMT Dorothy Barry wrote:

Hi John

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On 5 Apr 2017 at 04:57 GMT John Bales PhD wrote:

Most of my information was collected by my late sister Sandra Bales Walker who was at first an amateur genealogist but who became a professional genealogist after she retired.

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