Talmedge Judson “T. J.” Hale

Talmedge Judson “T. J.” Hale

Birth
East Smithfield, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 18 Feb 1896 (aged 72)
Galesburg, Knox County, Illinois, USA
Burial Galesburg, Knox County, Illinois, USA
Plot 227
Memorial ID 44920151 · View Source
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T. Judson Hale was the son of John Estabrooks Hale and Rebecca Wood (both buried in Knoxville IL Cemetery). He was an attorney. On 20 Sep 1848, in PA, he married Sarah Payne Pierce, daughter of James Covell Pierce and Elizabeth Ketchum (both buried in Knoxville IL Cemetery).
TJ Hale emigrated to Knoxville in 1845, traveled back to PA to marry, and then returned to Knoxville. Before the Civil War he practiced law in Knoxville with his brother, Clayton Hale, and RL Hannaman. Hale was Colonel of the Illinois militia prior to the Civil War. The family moved to Galesburg in about 1865.
TJ Hale was a Republican elector, along with Abraham Lincoln and others, in the 1856 presidential election. Hale was also a banker in Knoxville and helped establish a national bank in PIttsburg KS. He served as a school commissioner, Circuit Clerk, County Commissioner, President of the Board of Trustees of Lombard College, member of the Illinois State Board of Equalization and other local offices. He was among the subscribers who helped bring the AT&SF railway to Galesburg.
He was father of Ellery Willis, Mark Pierce, Estella, Charles Pierce and Harry Clay Hale, who became a Major General in the US Army.


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  • Created by: D Nelson
  • Added: 29 Nov 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 44920151
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Talmedge Judson “T. J.” Hale (8 Apr 1823–18 Feb 1896), Find a Grave Memorial no. 44920151, citing Hope Cemetery, Galesburg, Knox County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by D Nelson (contributor 47209530) .