|Birth: ||Nov. 30, 1813|
|Death: ||Aug. 27, 1893|
Veteran Black Hawk War
Thomas Hail/Hale left Tennessee about 1830 for Franklin Co. Illinois. On June 16, 1832, Thomas enlisted as a private in Captain George P. Bowyer's company, 2nd regiment, 1st brigade, mounted volunteers from Franklin Co. and fought in the Second Campaign of the Black Hawk War. He also served as a private under Captain Armstead Holman.
On 24 Oct. 1835, Thomas married Mary An Harrison, daughter of (Richard) Lemuel and Judith Wood Harrison.
In 1840, the couple was living in Williamson Co., Il. with their two eldest sons. Later, two daughters were also born in Illinois.
As a Black Hawk War veteran, Thomas received and farmed several large plots of land in and around Bloomfield, Davis Co., Iowa and so the family moved to Iowa in the latter 1840's. They raised 5 children of their own: Andrew Jackson b. abt. 1837, Harrison b. abt. 1838( married Anasah Welch), Rebecca b. abt. 1842 (married John Wyatt), Susan Jane b. 9 Jan. 1845 (married Wm. Houston Hatfield), and William Worth b. Iowa on 1 Aug. 1854 (married Frances Ann Pierce). In Missouri, they also raised from infancy, Matilda "Tilda" McBee ,youngest daughter of Samuel and Mary Hodges McBee. Mary Hodges McBee died soon after Matilda, her 12th child, was born. Matilda married George W. Hudgens.
Thomas was a prosperous farmer and millright. According to the "History of Davis County", he also was a founding member and officer of Drakeville Lodge #88 of the Odd Fellows, a lodge founded in 1856. The last meeting was held Oct. 11, 1862 because most of its members joined the army.
Around the time of the Civil War, the Hale family sold all their land in Davis Co. and moved to Praire Twp., Schuyler Co., Missouri. Their grandchildren and great grandchildren lived in Queen City and Greentop. Some of them moved later to Kansas, Colorado, Wyoming, and Nebraska.
Mary An Harrison Hale (1816 - 1890)
Susan Jane Hale Hatfield (1845 - 1923)*
William Worth Hale (1854 - 1916)*
Plot: row 21/ grave 07
Maintained by: Patricia Tiram
Originally Created by: NE MO
Record added: Jan 13, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 46652977
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Added: Jul. 2, 2013