Sarah “Sallie” <I>Kincheloe</I> Hale

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Sarah “Sallie” Kincheloe Hale

Washington County, Tennessee, USA
Death 13 Nov 1930 (aged 99)
Scotland County, Missouri, USA
Burial Scotland County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 90303543 · View Source
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Aged 99y 2m & 7ds.

Obituary below courtesy of cousin Thelma Kincheloe Biles (1943-1999)

Sallie Kincheloe, daughter of William and Minerva Kincheloe, was born in Washington County, Tenn., Sept. 6, 1831 and died at the home of her son Albert S. Hale, near Downing, Mo., Nov. 13, 1930 at the age of 99 years, two months and 12 days.

She was married to Lewis Hale Dec. 12, 1848 in Washington County, Tenn. To them were born ten children. 6 sons and 4 daughters. The firstborn, a son died in infancy. The others were Elizabeth Petty, Mary T. Skidmore, Minerva A. Mullins, William, John N., Emma, James Lee Albert S, and Robert W. Hale, all but the last named proceeded the mother in death. The father passed away January 21, 1908.

Funeral services will be held at the Campground Church on Nov. 17, where Rev. Baker, of Memphis, Mo., delivered the funeral address. The body was buried in the cemetery there.

She and her husband, accompanied by her widowed mother and her children Arthur, George, Mary, John and a colored slave woman Rachel left their home in Tenn. On News Year Day, 1849, bound for a new home in Missouri. There were no railroads and the pioneers of this group traveled overland in wagons to the river where they embarked in flatboats and floated down to the Mississippi River at Grafton, Ill., where they had expected to take a steamboat to Quincey, Ill., or Hannibal Mo., but found the river frozen over and no boats running. The men chopped cordwood for a time, and finally Lewis Hale and a man named Ritter concluded to walk to the home of Lewis's brother Charles Hale near Downing, Mo. They arrived at the home of Charles Hale in time and employed men with wagons and teams to bring the families to near Downing in Schuyler County.

For six years the Lewis Hale family lived in Scotland and Schuyler Counties, and then bought a farm from Hezekiah Mudd near the Catholic Chapel in the northwest part of Scotland County. They lived there about four years, but being Protestants, did not like to bring their children up in a catholic community, so they sold the farm and bought another farm in Scotland County near Campground where they spent the balance of their lives. They bought this farm in the fall of 1859 and Mrs. Hale lived there continuously for 71 years. She was a pioneer type, vigorous and strong and would have been a hundred years old her next birthday. She was known as "Aunt Sallie Hale" to people over northeast Missouri and when it became know that she was getting very feeble. People frequently expressed the wish that she might live for another birthday anniversary. She was a good woman. We do not sorrow for her death. She was old and tired but will be missed.

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  • Added: 17 May 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 90303543
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Sarah “Sallie” Kincheloe Hale (6 Sep 1831–13 Nov 1930), Find A Grave Memorial no. 90303543, citing Campground Cemetery, Scotland County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Jason Snyder (contributor 47187221) .