Bealle was born in Pickens County, South Carolina, to Eloise (Johnson) and John Shep Bealle. His family moved to Tuscaloosa, Alabama when he was a child. He was apprenticed to a printing office, and remained in that trade until he was 18. His 1st published poem appeared in the New Orleans Times-Democrat in 1898.
Bealle volunteered for the United States Army in the Spanish-American War in 1898. After the war he became a cotton broker. He married Annie Vernon Pollard on December 30, 1914.
- Poems. Tuscalossa, AL: C.W. Weatherford [19--?]
- Alfred Battle Bealle in Poetry: A magazine of verse, 1912-1922: "Grasses and Sand," "The Adventurer"
- Beale, Alfred Battle at Alabama Authors
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