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Where in the Hale

For people who know or believe they descend from Nicholas Hale

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Started by Ms. Gerry Hill. Last reply by Michelle Stuart Sep 6, 2009.

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Comment by John Hale on March 10, 2012 at 7:29am

Thanks Michelle,

An email is on its way to you.


Comment by Michelle Stuart on March 9, 2012 at 7:36pm

John I am almost positive that you will be a double Hale as it were..I am sure that both of your lines descend from the same Nicholas Hale.If you will send me your ancestry name I will give you access to my tree..You may or may not find it helpful in your search. please send an email directly if you have any questions that I might be able to help you with. my email is

Comment by Michelle Stuart on March 9, 2012 at 7:32pm

Thanks Susan for sharing your info! 

Comment by Susan Teresa Holmes on March 8, 2012 at 1:58pm

Hale%20Family.pdf  ok, I gave it a try, hope someone can see it.

Comment by Susan Teresa Holmes on March 8, 2012 at 1:24pm

I did a search on Heritage Quest, through my local Library, Books, Lewis Hale, TN

and found  a book with many Hales, from early 1600's on, with marriage records. I downloaded a pdf version, but don't know if I can share with you all. if any one knows if its ok, I would love to post it here.

Comment by John Hale on March 5, 2012 at 8:36pm

Thanks for info Michelle. I'm trying to find if my Hale line is related to the Nicholas Hale/Haile line. I do relate through my father's mother (my grandmother, Mary Elizabeth Cooper), but I'm hoping that someone can help me discover my gg grandfather's parents, siblings, place of birth, etc.

My Hale line goes as follows:


Me - John Hale


My father -  John J Hale – born 16 Jul 1927 in Inez, Martin Co., Kentucky; died 23 Dec, 1986, Stouder Memorial Hospital, Troy, Ohio. 


My grandfather -  John H. Hale - born 23 Jan 1889 in Salyersville, Magoffin Co., Kentucky.   Death: 31 JAN 1955 Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky. Burial: 2 Feb 1955. Lakevillecaptain Powers Cem, Magoffin County, Kentucky.  He married  Mary Elizabeth Cooper.


My great grandfather -  John Hale, born 10 Aug, 1853 in Perry County,  Kentucky.  He married first Nancy Trusty - born Nov 27 1857 in Morgan County, Kentucky. She is the daughter of Daniel Trusty and Leaner Eldridge; and second marriage to Margaret Trusty.


My great great grandfather -   John Hale - born 1800-1810 in one of these Virginia counties: Grayson, Washington, or Wythe. According to the Wyhte County Historical Society no Hale families were living in Wythe county during the time John Hale would have been born in the county.  They did say that several male children were born in Grayson county that matched the birth time period for John Hale. According to a document that John Hale’s son Willam (born about 1834 in Russell county, VA provided in his Guion Miller Roll application, William stated that his father was born 1808 near Avington, VA. I could not find Avington, VA, but I did find Abingdon, Washington county, VA. William also stated in this document that his father was half Cherokee.John  Hale married Sarah Fawbush - born 1822 in Sullivan, Tennessee.


I have no info on who my great great grandfather’s parents were. I ‘m trying to find out this info to further my research on my Hale surname. Is it possible that my  great great grandfather is aloa related the Nicholas Hale/Haile (born 1628 in Kent England and died 1668 in Tidewater, VA) line?

Thanks for any help.


John Hale

Comment by Michelle Stuart on February 29, 2012 at 9:20pm

John this is the Nicholas Hale that is in your line. I know that there are many Hale lines from Virginia but they all lead back to Nicholas. Anyone on here will be happy to help you in any way that we can. Please feel free to email me directly and I will try to help you.Have you had DNA testing done?

Comment by Lisa Landrum on February 29, 2012 at 11:44am

Thanks Michelle! I'm still on cloud 9 over that find! :)

Comment by John Hale on February 29, 2012 at 9:28am

I think I might be related to the Nicholas Hale/Haile line. I was researching my Hale family tree at and I found a strange link to Nicholas Hale/Haile line, not through my Hale surmane, but through my grandmother Mary Elizabetn Cooper. I little history on my Hale line:

My gg grandfather - John Hale was born 1800-1820 in one of these Virginia counties: Grayson, Washington, or Wythe. According to a document from his son William (born about 1834 in Russel County, Virginia), his father - John Hale (my gg grandfather) was born about 1808 in Avington, Virginia. I could not find a Avington, but did find Abingdon, Washington County, Virginia, but no proof of his birth there. According to Wythe County Historical Society, there were no records of a Hale family living in Wythe during the time he would have been born. I do have a census record for Perry County, Kentucky date 1850 showing John Hale, his wife Sally "Sarah" Fawbush and their children: William, Mary Ann, Henry, and Liza. John and Sarah are also shown in the 1860 census for Magoffin County, Kentucky. A birth record for a child - Brackenridge born 1861, shows John Hale's birth place a Wythe, Virginia and Sarah's birth place asTennessee.

My connection to the Nicholas Hale/Haile line, through my grandmother Mary Elizabeth Cooper appears to begin with Rebecca Haile, born 1665, Richmond, Wise, VA, died 1712 Richmond Henrico, VA); she was married to John Owen, born 1660, died 1712. Rebecca Haile's parents appear to be Francis Haile (1639-1694) and Jane Rozier (1640-). The line continues with: Nicholas Haile (1628 Kent, England, died 1668 TIdwater, lancaster, VA); wife of Nicholas is Mary Travers (1632-1671) Lancaster, VA. Nicholas's father appears to be George Haile ( born 1602 Stone, England, died 1660 Nothlumberland, VA). Wife of George appears to Mary Blood) Born 1602 Bristol, Somerset, England, died 1672, Lancxaster, VA). Farther to George Haile appears to be Nicholas Hale (born 1570 England, died 1657 Lancaster, VA). Wife of Nicholas Hale appears to be Rose Bond (born 1570, Kings Walden, Hertfordshire England died 1648 Kings Walden, Hertfordshire England).


Is this the Nicholas Hale/Haile line that this forum is about? If yes, can any one help trying to connect my Hale family to this Nicholas Hale/Haile line? Thanks for any help


John Hale


Comment by Michelle Stuart on December 4, 2011 at 12:39pm

You are right Jaime and I am still trying to figure this out too!One day will will find RED and wouldnt it be funny if his name really were RED??LOL 
Lisa- I am so happy for you and that you have found this record! My Hale line came through Washington County too! 


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