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Ancestors of Mary (Day) Hale

 

 

Generation No. 1

 

        1.  Mary (Day) Hale, born July 07, 1730 in St. Pauls Parish, Baltimore Co.,MD; died 1785 in Washington Co., TN-Watauga.  She was the daughter of 2. Nicholas Hale III and 3. (Ruth) ? Ann Long.  She married (1) Thomas Day.  He died Bef. 1753.  She married (2) Matthew(II) Talbot June 1753 in Bedford Co., Va..  He was born November 27, 1729 in Prince George Co.,VA-Bristol Parish, and died October 12, 1812 in Morgan Co., GA.  He was the son of Matthew(I) Talbot and Mary Williston.

 

Notes for Mary (Day) Hale:

She was the widow of Thomas Day and the daughter of Nicholas Hale.  Some records show her mother as Ann Long.  Her father had been associated with Matthew(I) in business in Maryland and both families migrated to Virginia, probably at the same time.

 

Margaret Kittrell claims she was born in 1733.  Virgil Talbot claims she was born in 1730.

 

Notes for Matthew(II) Talbot:

He was a hunter, trapper, merchant, stockman, Indian fighter and patriot. In 1777/78, he left Virginia and settled first in the valley of the Watauga River in what is now eastern Tennessee.  He was engaged in the cattle business and operated a mill.  He had significant land holdings in the area including the land upon which Fort Watauga was built.  He ground corn for the settlers to use when they marched over the mountians where they defeated the British in the famous Battle of Kings Mountain.  Matthew(II) served in the comissary during the Revolutionary War and his four older sons also served.  Edmund and Clayton were too young to fight.   His wife, Mary Hale Day,  died in 1785 and shortly afterward, he moved to Wilkes Co., Ga. where his younger brother, John, was living.  Hale, Thomas, and Mary appear not to have accompanied him but Matthew (III), William, Edmund, and Clayton did.  Later he moved to Morgan Co, Ga where he died in 1812.  Although scant, evidence exists to show that he was remarried.

 

Matthew and his wife were active in the Anglican church but he joined the Baptist church, probably while in Tennessee, and became a preacher.  He was one of the first Baptist ministers to preach in the Watauga area of present day East Tennessee and he was the first pastor of the Sinking Creek Baptist Church there.   He continued to preach the remained of his life.  Many of his descendants followed in his footsteps as ministers of the gospel.

 

 

 

Generation No. 2

 

        2.  Nicholas Hale III, born January 02, 1701/02 in Baltimore Co.,MD-Hailes Fellowship; died Bet. 1747 - 1763 in Lunenburg, Bedford Co.,VA.  He was the son of 4. Nicholas Hale II and 5. Francis Garrett.  He married 3. (Ruth) ? Ann Long December 25, 1723 in St. Pauls Parish, Baltimore Co., MD.

        3.  (Ruth) ? Ann Long, born Abt. 1704 in Burk's Co., PA.  She was the daughter of 6. Thomas Long and 7. Jane LNU.

 

Notes for Nicholas Hale III:

Nicholas Hale3 emigrated from Baltimore County to Augusta County, Virginia as early as 1748.  In 1749 he was a Justice of Lunenberg County, and when Halifax County was formed from Lunenberg in 1752 he was a Justice of that county.  They lived in the far western part of the county which later became Franklin and Bedford Counties.

 

Talbot family legends hold that Matthew (I) Talbot and Nicholas Hale, III were business partners in Maryland before the two families moved to Virginia.

 

Hale's Old Mill Creek which empties into the Staunton River, and Hale's Ford both take their names from this branch of the Hale family.  They owned much land on both sides of the Staunton River which now forms the border between Bedford and Franklin Counties.

 

       

Children of Nicholas Hale and (Ruth) Long are:

                           i.    Nicholas Hale IV, born November 02, 1724 in Baltimore Co.,MD-Hailes Fellowship; died Bef. 1818 in Washington Co.,TN; married Ruth Acre Abt. 1745 in Baltimore Co.,MD; born Abt. 1725 in Baltimore Co.,MD; died 1807 in Washington Co.,TN.

                          ii.    Susanna Hale, born December 26, 1727 in St. Pauls Parish, Baltimore Co.,MD; married Robert Green Bef. March 04, 1745/46.

        1               iii.    Mary (Day) Hale, born July 07, 1730 in St. Pauls Parish, Baltimore Co.,MD; died 1785 in Washington Co., TN-Watauga; married (1) Thomas Day; married (2) Matthew(II) Talbot June 1753 in Bedford Co., Va..

                         iv.    Ann Hale, born December 20, 1732 in St. Pauls Parish, Baltimore Co.,MD; died July 22, 1769 in Bedford Co.,VA; married William Meade October 10, 1750 in Bucks Co.,PA; born October 10, 1728 in Bucks Co.,PA; died 1805 in Augusta Co.,VA.

 

More About Ann Hale:

Burial: Royal Forest, Bedford Co.,VA

 

                          v.    Shadrack Hale, born September 07, 1735 in St. Pauls Parish, Baltimore Co.,MD; died Bet. 1809 - 1812; married Mary LNU; born Abt. 1737.

                         vi.    Meshack Hale, born August 19, 1738 in St. Pauls Parish, Baltimore Co.,MD; died Aft. 1813 in Davidson Co.,TN; married Catherine Gibson Bef. 1763 in Bedford Co.,VA.

 

Notes for Meshack Hale:

Listed on the Bedford County Militia Roster in 1758.

 

                        vii.    Abednego Hale, born August 12, 1741 in St. Pauls Parish, Baltimore Co.,MD; died July 12, 1816 in Tennessee; married Johannah Smith Bet. 1770 - 1774 in Bedford Co.,VA; died September 07, 1820.

                       viii.    John Hale, born September 13, 1743 in St. Pauls Parish, Baltimore Co.,MD; died Aft. 1810; married Nancy Ann Overstreet Abt. 1768; born Abt. 1748.

 

 

Generation No. 3

 

        4.  Nicholas Hale II, born Abt. 1657; died 1730 in Baltimore, MD.  He was the son of 8. Nicholas Hale I and 9. Mary LNU.  He married 5. Francis Garrett.

        5.  Francis Garrett  She was the daughter of 10. Dennis Garrett and 11. Barbara LNU.

 

Notes for Nicholas Hale II:

The Will of Nicholas Hale, II

 

 In the name of God Amen. I Nicholas Haile of Baltimore County in the Province of Maryland being weake of body but of perfect mind and memory thanks be given to God for the same hoping sure  trusting him to remission of my sins through his son Jesus Christ and knowing the uncertainty of this mortal life have ordained and do ordain this to be my last Will and Testament & I do hereby utterly Disallow and make invalid all other former wills by me made but do fully confirm this my last Will and Testament. I also will that my well beloved Wife Francis Haile to be my whole and Sole Executor of this my last Will and I do trust to her for a decent Burial. I also will that all funeral charges and just debts to be honestly and legally paid and discharged.

 

Item: I will unto my eldest son Nicholas Haile have that tract of and called Hailes Fellowship whereon he now liveth to him & his heirs of his body lawfully begotten forever; the said land to be divided right across the middle.  I will that my son, George Haile, shall have the upper and portion next to George Hitchcock's to him and his Heirs of his body lawfully begotten forever but and if my two sons Nicholas Haile and George leave no lawful heirs them his or their part or parts of Land to the next of kin and so constitute as aforesaid forever.

 

Item: I will to my well beloved Wife Frances Haile my now Dwelling plantation called part of Merryman's Lott and my new plantation called Hailes Addition to her and for her without Molestation During her natural life and after Disease to my son Neale Haile and my daughter Mary Haile .

 

Item: to my Son Neale Haile my now dwelling Plantation which is called part of Merrymans Lott to him and his heirs for ever also I will that my son Neale Haile to have part of that tract of Land called Hailes Addition adjoining to my new dwelling Plantation and to begin at a great standing stone by the great Run of this tract and to run with a strraight line to a bounded black oake being on the land called Hailes Addition to my son Neale Haile and his heirs lawfully begotten by him, but and if he dies without heirs fully begotten then all his land to the next of kin.

 

Item: I also will that my eldest daughter Mary Haile shall have all the remainder part of that tract of land called Hailes Addition to her and her heirs of her body lawfully begotten then that land to the next of kin.

 

Item: I will unto my two daughters Hannah Haile and Ann Haile my tract of land called Mount Pleasant containing one hundred and fifty acres to be equally divided between them and for them and their heirs lawfully begotten for ever. Hannah to have her first choice but and if they, one or both die without issue lawfully begotten then to the next of kin as above said.

 

Item: I give to my two Daughters Millisant Haile and my Daughter Sabbiner Haile one hundred acres of Land lying on Stonyruning called Hailes Folley to be equally divided between them Millisant to have her first choice to them and their heirs lawfully begotten for ever but and if they die without issue lawfully begotten then to the next of kin and each of them one heifer apiece besides their equal share in the moveable Estate.

 

Item: I also will that my three old Negroes be to my wife to maintain her herself and my son Neale Haile so long as long as she liveth but and if any negro Woman bring children then the first child to my youngest Daughter Ann Haile & the next to the next youngest and so on till every one of my children has one negro child if so be that my Negro woman or women should bring so many but and if my wife should die then the three old Negroes to my son Neale Haile but and if he should die without heirs to the next of kin.

 

Item: I will that my son George Haile have the mare colt that is now with and came of my mare called Dainty(Daisy) and the next colt that either of my mares bring to my Daughter Millisant and the next to my Daughter Sabbriner and the next to my Daughter Ann and the next to my son Neale Haile also all the rest of personal Estate to be equally divided amongst all my children.

 

In Testamony hereunto I have fixed my hand and Seal this Twenty seventh Day of February one Thousand seven Hundred and Twenty nine. Sealed published and Declared by the said Nicholas Haile to be his last Will and Testament in the Presence of us

    John (His mark) Merryman,

    Johannah (her mark) Merryman,

    Francis Hinckley.

    Signed Nicholas (N his Mark) Haile (seal)

On the back of the aforegoing Will was thus written: Balt. County for April 18, 1730 came John Marryman Johannah Merryman & Francis Hinckley the subscribing witnesses to the within Will and made oath on Almighty Evangelist of Almighty God that they saw the Testator Nicholas Haile Sign Seale and heard him publish and declare the within to be his last Will and Testament & that at the Time of his so doing he was to the best of their knowledge of sound and disposing mind and that they subscribed the said Will in the presence of the said Testator sworn to before Tha Sharedine D. for Balt Co.

 

 

       

Children of Nicholas Hale and Francis Garrett are:

        2                 i.    Nicholas Hale III, born January 02, 1701/02 in Baltimore Co.,MD-Hailes Fellowship; died Bet. 1747 - 1763 in Lunenburg, Bedford Co.,VA; married (Ruth) ? Ann Long December 25, 1723 in St. Pauls Parish, Baltimore Co., MD.

                          ii.    Mary Hale, born January 31, 1702/03; married Thomas Boreing January 21, 1729/30.

                         iii.    Hannah Hale, born Abt. 1706; married William Green August 21, 1729 in St. Paul's Parish, Baltimore, MD.

                         iv.    John Hale, born 1706.

                          v.    Joseph Hale, born 1710.

                         vi.    Millisant Hale, born Abt. 1711; married John Charles Merryman February 02, 1729/30 in St. Pauls Parish, Baltimore Co., MD.

                        vii.    George Hale, born 1712; died Bef. February 02, 1791 in Baltimore, MD; married Elizabeth Chawfinch January 17, 1734/35.

                       viii.    Sabbiner Hale, born Abt. 1714 in Baltimore, MD; married (1) Richard Miller Coale May 15, 1735; married (2) Phillip Deaver June 05, 1760 in St. Pauls Parish, Baltimore Co., MD.

                          ix.    Ann Hale, born Abt. 1716; married William Carter September 18, 1735 in St. Pauls Parish, Baltimore Co., MD.

                           x.    Neale Hale, born December 21, 1718; died 1796; married Sarah Robinson.

                          xi.    Henry Hale, born March 25, 1721 in St. Paul's Parish, Baltimore, MD; married Mary Bradford.

 

        6.  Thomas Long  He married 7. Jane LNU.

        7.  Jane LNU

       

Child of Thomas Long and Jane LNU is:

        3                 i.    (Ruth) ? Ann Long, born Abt. 1704 in Burk's Co., PA; married (1) Nicholas Hale III December 25, 1723 in St. Pauls Parish, Baltimore Co., MD; married (2) William Bannister April 26, 1763.

 

 

Generation No. 4

 

        8.  Nicholas Hale I, born Abt. 1625 in England; died Bef. November 08, 1671 in Lancaster, VA.  He married 9. Mary LNU.

        9.  Mary LNU, died Bet. November 1671 - March 1671/72.

 

Notes for Nicholas Hale I:

        Our first American Hale ancestor was Nicholas Hale who was in Virginia by 1645.  He lived first in Elizabeth City County, Virginia, and by 1648 owned a plantation in York County, Virginia.  In 1651 when Lancaster County was formed; he began acquiring land there.  He was living in York County until at least 1654.

 

Lancaster County Virginia Record Book #2 1654-1666, p. 85

Power of Atty Nich Haile of the County of York in Virginia, planter, to Tho. Roots of Virginia, surgeon.  Dated 16th May 1654.  Wit: John Richards, Fra. Butler.  Recorded 10 June 1654.              

                                                     his

                              Signed: Nich (NH) Haile

                                                     mark

 

Lancaster County Virginia Record Book #2 1654-1666, p. 86

Bill of sale, Nicho Haile of York Co. to Tho Roots of the County of Lancr, Chirurgeon, cattle and hogs.  Wit: Fra Butler, John Richards.  Rec 10 June 1654.

                   

                         Signed

                    The marke N. H. of

                    Nicho Haile

 

In 1655 he moved to Lancaster County where he remained until at least 1666 and acquired land both through purchase and patent.

 

Lancaster County Virginia Record Book #2 1654-1666, p. 21

Deed. Enoch Hawker of Lanc. Co. to Nicholas Haile of same Co., planter, 500 a being 1/2 of 1000 a patented by sd Hawkins (sic) and Anthony Davy.  Dated 6 Feb 1655/6.  Wit: Willm White, Tho Hardenge.  Ack 6th Feb 1655/5.  Rec 3rd Mar 1655/6

 

Lancaster County Virginia Record Book #2 1654-1666, p. 224

Wm. Wroughton of Corotoman in Co. of Lanc., having formerly leased to Nicholas Hale and Robert Pollard, land, etc., extends lease ten years from New Years day next.  (This is a long and complicated legal instrument.)  Dated 18th July 1661.  Wit: Hen Ward, Will Thomas.             

                  Signed  Will Wroughton

                                Nich Hale

                                Robt. Pollard     

William Wroughton acks receipt of two servants according to above lease. 

Dated 10th Oct 1661.  Wit: John Fletcher, Tho Daniel.  Recorded 1st Jan 1661/2

 

Nicholas Hale filed patents on two tracts in Lancaster County, one in 1657, 360 acres on the Corotoman River and one in 1666, 234 acres also on the Corotoman.

 

In 1758, Nicholas Hale was among those assessed 50 pounds of tobacco for their share of the minister's compensation.  "Court at James City order to pay David Linsey 50 pounds tobacco. . . in satisfaction for his ministry among them . . . Nich Hales.  Court 27 May 1758."

 

On two occasions he was issued certificates for the transportation of people into Virginia.  These certificates could be exchanged for land - 50 acres for each person.  In 1662 he received a certificate for 5 persons, including himself. In 1666 he received another one for the transportation of 7 persons.  The transportation could be for people entering Virginia for the

first time or for those returning from a trip abroad.

 

p. 182.  Certificate to Nich. Hale for the transportation of himself, Mary Croftes, Thomas Smyth, Thomas Pitts, Will ffowes. John Sheny, George Hancock, Mathew Toogood, Obin Sharkes, Anne Tice, and Rebecca Bateman.  Court May 14, 1662.

 

Lancaster County Court Record BK 3a, p. 4

Certificate to Nicholas Hale for trans of Charles fforbody, Mary Watts, hum: Clerke, George Bayley, Will Paine, John Light, & Anne Barber.  Court 9 May 1666.   

 

The 1662 certificate may have been for a business trip to England as he seems to have had some contact with merchants there, and on at least one occasion was authorized to act in their behalf.

 

Lancaster County Deed BK 4, p. 60.

Thomas Gayner of Bristoll Merchant, Power of Attorney to Mr. Nich Hale to Collect debts in Lan. Co.  4 May 1666.

 

Lancaster County Court Record BK 3a p. 55.  Court Jan 1667/8. 

Before Robert Pollard dec'd went to England he committed his son Robert Pollard to

the tuituon of Nich. hale & debts vs. Pollard's est.

 

Lancaster County Court Record BK 3a.  p. 95.  13 Jan 1668/9.  Nicholas Hale layed in the stocks for "Uncivil language and deportment to several of the Justices."

 

Sometime before November 8, 1671, Nicholas Hale died.  His wife Mary was named administratrix. 

 

Lancaster County Court Record BK 3a p. 203.  8 Nov 1671.

A difference between Mr. Robert Beckingham and Elizabeth is wife Adm to Mr. Ra: Travers

vs. Mary Hale adm. to the Est of Nicholas Hale her husband, decd. 

 

Then between November 1671 and March 1672, Mary also died and her son George was  named Administrator of her estate.

 

Lancaster County Court Record BK 3a p. 219

Com. of Adm. on Est. of Mary Hale widd, dec'd to George Hale her Sonne and an Inv. to be exhibited.  13 Mar 1671/2

 

There were only three children of Nicholas and Mary, as daughter Mary was to receive 1/3 of the 2/3 children's part of her father's estate and 1/3 of the estate of her mother.  When a man died without a will, 1/3 of his estate was reserved to the widow for her lifetime with the other 2/3 being divided evenly among the children.  At the death of the mother, her estate would have been divided evenly among all the children.

 

Lancaster County Court Record BK 3a p. 241.  13 Nov 1672.

Henry King married Mary daughter of Nicholas Hale, & George Hale Adm of Mary Hale who

was the admx of Nich. Hale decd is to give 1/3 of 2/3 part of the Est of Nich Hale decd and 1/3 pt of the Est of Mary Hale dect and deliver to her.

 

Lancaster County Court Record BK 3a p. 302.  9 December 1674. 

Nicholas Hale is gone away from his brother George hale to his brother-in-law Henry

King and Estate to go to the sd. King.

 

10 Feb 1674/5, Lancaster Co., Va; Nicholas Hale, sonne of Nicholas Hale, deced, appeareing att this Cort and petitioning or the chooseing of Henrey King for his Guardian and this Cort findeing hym of sufficient age soe to doe, have ordered and appointed the sde King for his Guardian.  (Sparacio, Lancaster Co., Orders 1666-1680, page 21)

 

13 Dec 1675, Lancaster Co., Va., Private Court at the request of Mary King.  Com. of Adm. on the est. of Henry King, dec.d, to Mary King widdow & relict of sd. Henry King, and Inv. to be Exhb. (Duvall, VCA, Vol II. p. 81)

 

 

       

Children of Nicholas Hale and Mary LNU are:

                           i.    George Hale, born Bef. March 1650/51.

                          ii.    Mary Hale, born Abt. 1653; married Henry King.

        4               iii.    Nicholas Hale II, born Abt. 1657; died 1730 in Baltimore, MD; married Francis Garrett.

 

        10.  Dennis Garrett  He married 11. Barbara LNU.

        11.  Barbara LNU

       

Child of Dennis Garrett and Barbara LNU is:

        5                 i.    Francis Garrett, married Nicholas Hale II.

 

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