The Hail / Hale Family

The Hail family story is one that is just starting to take shape after years of research.  Per his census records William W. Hail was born about 1789 in North Carolina.  The first North Carolina area in which he can be definitively placed is Halifax Co, NC.  Legal transactions in that county prove a first wife, Holley, daughter of Aaron Powell.  There are also close associations with Andrew W. Hail, who moved with him both to Montgomery Co, TN and later to Mississippi, and James H. Hail whose close familial connection is strongly implied by Halifax County deeds.  A John Hail also made the early move to Montgomery Co,, TN.

The current breakthroughs are a result of the location of a descendant of James H. Hail.  The ages of the two men point to their relationship being that of brothers.  The family migration patterns and naming, combined with the Halifax deed association, convinced me that relationship was a certainty.  A search of Halifax Co, NC records turned up the family of a Jonathon Hail, who died leaving children of legal age (per census records) and those requiring guardianship as stated below:

"HAIL, JONATHON. Administration granted James Marshall, Nov. 1800. Nancy Hail (widow of the deceased.) requested her year's support, Nov. 1800. Inventory and account of sales by the said administrator, Feb. 1801. Second account of sales, May, 1801. William Hargrove was appointed guardian of William, Ely, James and John Hail (orphans of the deceased.), Feb. 1802."

Both William W. Hail and James H. Hail named children Eli W.  Their ages are consistent with being underage at the time of the above 1802 accounting.  And an older, unexplained Nancy Hail can be found in the cemetery records of Montgomery Co, TN.   Based on the age of his spouse, Andrew W. Hail would have been of a legal age in 1802.  Therefore we can reasonably assume that both William W. & James H. Hail, and probably Andrew W. Hail and the John Hail who moved to Montgomery Co, TN, were all sons of Jonathon Hail

A resident of Clarkesville, TN by 1819, William W. Hail made the move with his own family and his Powell in-laws.  During his Montgomery County sojourn first wife Holley Powell died. Subsequently William W. Hail married former Halifax Co, NC neighbor Nancy W. Bass, daughter of Maclin Bass.  Their marriage bond was filed December 16, 1829 in Maury Co, TN, where the Bass family was residing. 

William W. Hail moved his family to Marshall Co, MS about 1837 and lived there for his remaining life.  He was a resident of the Mt. Pleasant community and a founder of Mt. Pleasant Methodist Episcopal Church. 

Daughter Susan D. Hail married William Johnson 1841 in Marshall County.  The couple, along with a number of Susan's brothers, moved to White Co, AR.  The timing of the move was probably immediately following the War Between the States.  Susan returned to Mt. Pleasant after William Johnson's 1869 death and lived her remaining years in that community.  Her children are known for the old Johnson Hotel, a historic icon of the community.

For many years this researcher was convinced that Susan D. Hail was the first child of William W. Hail's marriage to Nancy W. Bass, since she named her second son Maclin Bass Johnson.  But the recently found Hail/Bass marriage bond was filed more than four years after Susan's birth.  So now the naming of her child is more likely explained by what must truly be the first child of the Hail/Bass marriage:  Maclin Bass Hail born December 23, 1830.  That child would be Susan D. Hail's half brother.  He was also a member of the family group that moved to White Co, AR.

The evolving story of the Hail family now winds back to the Southfarnham Parish in Essex Co, VA.  Jonathan Hail, along with brothers Williamson and Aris Hail, made the move from Virginia to Halifax Co, NC following the death of their father.  The long evolution of this family's story seems to be rapidly approaching a successful conclusion.

William W. Hail's signature (above) was obtained from his December 16, 1829 Maury Co, TN marriage bond to Nancy W. Bass, daughter of Maclin Bass. 

Descendants of Nancy W. Bass and William W. Hail are eligible for membership in the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution through the Patriotic Service of her grandfather, Henry Bass.

Descendants of William W. Hail

Generation No. 1

1. William W.1 Hail was born about 1789 in North Carolina, and died before March 13, 1873 in Marshall Co, MS. He married (1) Holley Powell about 1809 in Halifax Co, NC, daughter of Aaron Powell. She was born before 1795 in North Carolina, and died 1825 - 1829, probably in Montgomery Co, TN.  He married (2) Nancy W. Bass (bond dated) 16 Dec 1829 in Maury Co, TN.  She was the daughter of Maclin Bass and Elizabeth Watson. She was born about 1800 in Halifax Co, NC, and died 1870 - 1873, probably in Marshall Co, MS.

Children of William W. Hail and Holley Powell are:

2 i. Unknown2 Male Hail, born 1811 - 1815.

+ 3 ii. Eli W. Hale, born May 04, 1817 in North Carolina; died April 02, 1857 in Tennessee.

+ 4 iii. Mary J. Hail, born April 09, 1820 in Tennessee; died June 18, 1906 in Marshall Co, MS.

+ 5 i. Susan D.2 Hail, born April 14, 1825 in Montgomery Co, TN; died February 15, 1894 in Mt. Pleasant, Marshall County, MS.

Children of William W. Hail and Nancy W. Bass are:

6 ii. Maclin Bass Hale, born December 23, 1830 in Montgomery Co, TN; died May 13, 1878 in White Co, AR. He married Susan T.; born about 1837 in Tennessee.  He is buried in Riverside Cemetery, West Point, White Co, AR.

+ 7 iii. George H. Hale, born October 17, 1832 in Montgomery Co, TN; died January 27, 1891 in Shelby Co, TN.

+ 8 iv. James T. Hale, born December 1834 in Montgomery Co, TN.

+ 9 v. John L. Hale, born about 1837 in Tennessee.

+ 10 vi. Rebecca A. Hale, born about 1840 in Mississippi; died before 1870 in Mississippi.

 

Generation No. 2

3. Eli W.2 Hale (William W.1 Hail) was born May 04, 1817 in North Carolina, and died April 02, 1857 in Tennessee. He married Martha Jordan October 23, 1839 in Gibson Co, TN. She was born January 19, 1813 in North Carolina, and died after 1860 in Tennessee.  He is buried in New Hope Cemetery, Gibson Co, TN.

H - Goodspeed Bibliographies, 1887, Gibson County TN:  Capt. Stephen H. Hale, postmaster of Milan, Tenn., and native of Gibson County, was born on the 17th of March 1843, son of Eli W. and Martha (Jordan) Hale, who were born in North Carolina. William W. Hale, grandfather of our subject, came to Tennessee early in the present century, locating at Clarksville. Later he removed to Mississippi, where he died. Eli W. Hale took up his abode in Gibson county, in 1840, living on a farm three miles southwest of Milan, where he followed agricultural pursuits and the manufacture of wagons and hand cotton gins until his death, in 1857.

1850 Gibson Co, TN Census, Civil District 18, p 262, #1922, Real Estate $7,000
1860 Gibson Co, TN Census, District 18, p 381B, 2600-2626, Farmer, $12,000 / $3,000

Children of Eli W. Hale and Martha Jordan are:

11a i. William2 Hale, born Abt. 1841 in Tennessee.

11 ii. Stephen H. Hale, Capt., born 17 Mar 1843 in Gibson Co, TN. He married Emma C. Cunningham 06 Aug 1865 in Gibson Co, TN; born Abt. 1846 in South Carolina.

1880 Gibson Co, TN Census, Milan, Supv Dist 5, ED 44, p 404, 13th District, #6-6, Farmer

H - Goodspeed Bibliographies, 1887, Gibson County TN:  Stephen H. Hale was reared on a farm, and secured a liberal education, being a student in the Union University at Murfreesboro, Tenn., when the war broke out. He immediately enlisted as a non-commissioned officer, in the Company I, Twelfth Regiment Tennessee Confederate Infantry, and after the battle of Shiloh was promoted to lieutenant, and after Chickamauga to captain, serving thus until the surrender. Since that time he has farmed, and still manages and owns his farm near Milan. In 1879 he removed to Milan, and was soon elected mayor of the city, serving faithfully five years. He has been a magistrate since 1876, and May 12, 1885, was appointed postmaster of the town. He is a Democrat, and a warm advocate for the principles of his party. August 6, 1865, he married Emma C. Cunningham, of South Carolina, and raised near Milan, Tenn., and six children have blessed their union: Leonadais P., Thomas S., Mattie E., Mary B., Ellen and Eli Kirby. Capt. Hale is a Mason, and a member of the K. of P., K. of H and K & L of H. He and wife are members of the Baptist church.

11b iii. Henry Hale, born Bet. 1845 - 1847 in Tennessee.

11c iv. Thomas Hale, born Bet. 1847 - 1849 in Tennessee.

11d v. George Hale, born Abt. 1854 in Tennessee.

4. Mary J.2 Hail (William W.1) was born April 09, 1820 in Tennessee, and died June 18, 1906 in Marshall Co, MS. She married William K. Hinton. He was born September 05, 1807 in Virginia, and died November 24, 1879 in Marshall Co, MS.  Both are buried in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Marshall Co, MS.

1840 Marshall Co, MS Census, p. 4
1841 Marshall Co, MS State Census
1850 Marshall Co, MS Census, Northern Division, p. 295 #249-249
1860 Marshall Co, MS Census, PO: Mt. Pleasant, Township 2, Range 4, #481-472

Children of Mary J. Hail and William K. Hinton are:

12 i. Holly Ann3 Hinton, born May 10, 1839 in Mississippi; died May 30, 1927. She married Thomas F. Person; born Abt. 1826 in Tennessee.  Both are buried in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Marshall Co, MS.

13 ii. William H. Hinton, born Abt. 1841 in Mississippi.

14 iii. Susan E. Hinton, born October 04, 1843 in Mississippi; died April 22, 1907. She married James Howell Shoffner, M. D. April 01, 1862.  She is buried in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Marshall Co, MS.

15 iv. Martha J. Hinton, born June 06, 1847 in Mississippi; died May 05, 1912 in Mt. Pleasant, Marshall Co, MS. She married Lemuel H. Johnson Abt. 1869; born September 25, 1836 in Alabama; died April 26, 1917 in Marshall Co, MS.  Both are buried in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Marshall Co, MS.

16 v. James Hinton, born Abt. 1848 in Mississippi; died Bef. 1860.

17 vi. Samuel Hinton, born Bet. 1851 - 1852 in Mississippi. He married Sallie Karr Abt. 1876; born March 1858 in Mississippi.

18 vii. Mary Barbara Hinton, born 1853; died 1935. She married John Lucas Loftin; born 1849 in Tennessee; died 1935.

19 viii. Virginia B. Hinton, born Abt. 1858. She married Unknown Gunn.

20 ix. Sallie Hinton, born Abt. 1862.

 

5. Susan D.2 Hail (William W.1) was born April 14, 1825 in Montgomery Co, TN, and died February 15, 1894 in Mt. Pleasant, Marshall County, MS. She married William W. Johnson September 30, 1841 in Marshall Co, MS, son of Phillip Johnson and Jincy. He was born September 30, 1809 in Greensville Co, VA, and died January 13, 1869 in White Co, AR.  Susan is buried in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Marshall Co, MS.  William is buried in Riverside Cemetery, West Point, White Co, AR.

1850 US Census Marshall Co, MS #224-224
1870 White Co, AR Census, Red River Twnship, 100-100
1880 Marshall Co, MS Census, ED 116, p. 11, 89-90

Children of Susan D. Hail and William W. Johnson are:

21 i. James Robert3 Johnson, born May 25, 1846 in Marshall Co, MS; died February 15, 1924 in Moscow, Fayette Co, TN. He married (1) Sarah Walton October 08, 1867 in Marshall Co, MS; born May 15, 1844 in Virginia; died March 22, 1907 in Marshall Co, MS. He married (2) Harriet Thomas Cheairs October 04, 1911 in Marshall Co, MS; born January 03, 1858 in Marshall Co, MS; died June 05, 1935.  All are buried in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Marshall Co, MS.

1880 Enumerated in the Marshall Co, MS household of his mother
1900 Marshall Co, MS Census, Mt. Pleasant, Beat 2, #114
1910 Marshall Co, MS Census, Beat 2, #313-314
1920 Fayette Co, TN Census, District 12, p. 198, Supv 10, ED 19, Sheet 5a, Somerville Road, #71-81, Farmer

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22 ii. Maclin Bass Johnson, born March 10, 1849 in Mt. Pleasant, Marshall County, MS; died March 15, 1926 in Searcy, White County, AR. He married Sarah Eason Jones November 24, 1868 in Ellis Chapel Church, Kensett, White County, AR; born August 12, 1850 in Brownsville, Haywood County, TN; died February 15, 1937 in Searcy, White County, AR.

1870 White Co, AR Census, Dogwood Township, p. 4, #29-29
1880 White Co, AR Census, ED 286, p. 14, #131-131
1890 White Co, AR Tax Rolls, Red River Township, School Dist. 12
1900 White Co, AR Census, Red River Township, ED 154, Supv Dist 2, p. 234, #31-31
1910 White Co, AR Census, Red River Township, Supv Dist 2, ED 170, Sheet 6b, p. 181, #91-91, Farmer
1920 Lonoke Co, AR Census, Gum Woods, Supv Dist 6, ED 167, Sheet 17B, #384-398

23 iii. George H. Johnson, born February 15, 1851 in Marshall Co, MS; died January 05, 1930 in Marshall Co, MS. He married Fannie Person August 27, 1878 in Marshall Co, MS; born April 22, 1859 in Mississippi; died January 28, 1937 in Marshall Co, MS.  They are buried in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Marshall Co, MS.

1880 Marshall Co, MS Census, Mt. Pleasant, P 472B
1900 Marshall Co, MS Census, Mt. Pleasant, Beat 2, #8-8
1920 Marshall Co, MS Census, Mt. Pleasant, Beat 2, p. 119 Supv. Dist 2, ED 46, Hotel Keeper, #113-119

24 iv. Cora Rebecca Johnson, born September 1853 in Mississippi. She married David W. Nash about 1871.  He born August 1847 in Virginia.

1880 DeWitt Co, TX Census, Cuero PO, p. 365, #168-169, School Teacher, Supv Dist 6, ED 45
1900 DeWitt Co, TX Census, Cuero Township, Principal of School, p. 52, Supv Dist 13, ED 26, Sheet 19B, #371 - 391, Gonzales

25 v. Mary Elizabeth "Bettie" Johnson, born Abt. 1858 in Marshall Co, MS.

26 vi. Susan Jane Johnson, born October 15, 1861 in Mississippi; died December 26, 1898 in Mt. Pleasant, Marshall Co, MS. She married Peter Beauregard Puryear February 07, 1881; born February 14, 1859 in Alabama; died February 25, 1918 in Marshall Co, MS.  They are buried in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Marshall Co, MS.

1900 Marshall Co, MS Census, Beat 2, #83-83

27 vii. Thomas W. Johnson, born October 26, 1863 in Mississippi; died June 10, 1896 in White Co, AR. He married Unknown; born in Arkanasas.  He is buried in Riverside Cemetery, West Point, White Co, AR.

28 viii. Callie Johnson, born May 15, 1866; died September 24, 1867 in West Point, White Co, AR.

 

7. George H.2 Hale (William W.1 Hail) was born October 17, 1832 in Montgomery Co, TN, and died January 27, 1891 in Shelby Co, TN. He married Henrie B. Scruggs April 24, 1867 in Marshall Co, MS.  She was born April 1842 in Tennessee.  He is buried in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Marshall Co, MS.

1880 Marshall Co, MS Census, Mt. Pleasant, P471D

Children of George H. Hale and Henrie B. Scruggs are:

29 i. Louvenia S. "Tommie"3 Hale, born April 20, 1870 in Mississippi\; died May 30, 1890. She married Unknown Scruggs.

30 ii. William A. Hale, born 1873 in Marshall Co, MS. He married Ophelia Effie Barker.

31 iii. Macklin B. Hale, born Bet. 1875 - 1877 in Marshall Co, MS. He married Florence; born 1875 in Texas.

32 iv. George H. Hale, born October 1876 in Marshall Co, MS.

33 v. James W. Hale, born November 1878 in Marshall Co, MS. He married Eva J. Abt. 1902 in Texas; born Abt. 1879 in Missouri.

34 vi. Infant Hale, born 1880 in MS.

35 vii. Albert T. Hale, born July 11, 1882 in Marshall Co, MS; died February 10, 1961 in Ellis Co, TX. He married Appa; born March 08, 1880; died August 15, 1925 in Ellis Co, TX.

36 viii. Louis G. Hale, born May 1883 in Marshall Co, MS. He married Lelia Abt. 1905; born Abt. 1878 in Mississippi\.

 

8. James T.2 Hale (William W.1 Hail) was born December 1834 in Montgomery Co, TN.   He married (1) Eliza J. Leonard May 25, 1857 in Marshall Co, MS. She was born May 08, 1842 in Tennessee, and died August 10, 1866 in Marshall Co, MS.  He married (2) Virginia B. Hawkins, widow of John W. Puryear. She was born April 03, 1838 in Tennessee or Mississippi, and died June 30, 1900 in Marshall Co, MS.

1860 Marshall Co, MS Census, PO: Mt Pleasant, #115-114
1880 Marshall Co, MS Census, Byhalia, P 627A
1900 Marshall Co, MS Census, Beat 2, Mt. Pleasant, #4-4

Children of James T. Hale and Eliza Leonard are:

37 i. Georgella3 Hale, born March 07, 1858 in Marshall Co, MS; died October 22, 1861 in Marshall Co, MS.

38 ii. Jimmie L. Hale, born April 24, 1862 in Marshall Co, MS; died July 09, 1862 in Marshall Co, MS.

 

9. John L.2 Hale (William W.1 Hail) was born Abt. 1837 in Tennessee. He married Mattie. She was born about 1844 in Virginia.

1870 White Co, AR Census

Child of John L. Hale and Mattie is:

39 i. M.3 (female) Hale, born about 1860 in Mississippi.

 

10. Rebecca A.2 Hale (William W.1 Hail) was born about 1840 in Mississippi, and died before 1870 in Mississippi. She married John Nesbett May 05, 1857 in Marshall Co, MS. He died before 1870.

Children of Rebecca A. Hale and John Nesbett are:

40 i. Bettie L.3 Nesbett, born about 1858 in Mississippi.

41 ii. William T. Nesbett, born about 1860 in Mississippi.

William W. Hail Census Enumerations

1810 Halifax Co, NC Census
1820 Montgomery Co, TN Census
1830 Montgomery Co, TN Census, p. 25
1832 Montgomery Co, TN State Census
1837 Marshall Co, MS Tax List
1841 Marshall Co, MS State Census
1850 Marshall Co, MS Census #685, Northern Division, p. 329
1860 Marshall Co, MS Census, Post Office: Mt. Pleasant, Twnship 1 Range 3, #117-116
1870 Marshall Co, MS Census #575-575

William W. Hail Legal Transactions

Halifax Co, NC Deed Book 21, 441 (372) Ransom Powell of Halifax Co to William Haile of same. 30 Dec 1809. $276. 92 acres joining Reavers Branch, the road, Richard Spann. Wit: John Gary, Uriah Smith. Feb Ct 1810.

Halifax Co, NC Deed Book 24, 2 (2). Henry Tatum & wife Mary as executors of Joseph Winter dec'd of Halifax Co to Frederica Perkins admx of Wm Perkins dec'd of same. 12 Dec 1816. $316.35. 92 acres, joining Chockeott Creek, Thompson, Peter. Wit: Wm Harwell, Wm Hale (Hail). Feb Ct 1817. Richd Eppes CC.

Halifax Co, NC Deed Book 24, 130 (117). James Powell of Halifax Co to William Hale of same. 20 Apr 1816. $62. 31 acres, joining Smith, Powell, a pond. Wit: James Hail, William Norwood, Aug Ct 1817. Richard Eppes CC.

Halifax Co, NC Deed Book 24, 159 (141) William Hale of Halifax Co to James Hale of same. 1 Nov 1817. $400. 123 acres, joining Reaves Branch, Drury. Wit: Wm J. Harwell, Thos Green. Nov Ct 1817. Richard Eppes CC.

Halifax Co, NC Deed Book 24 256 (226). James H. Hale to Thomas Green, both of Halifax Co. 1 Nov 1817. $413.33. 124 acres, joining James Drury, James Powell, Thomas Green, Wolftrap Branch, William Hale. Wit: William Hale, Uriah Smith. Feb Ct 1818. Richard Eppes CC.

Halifax Co, NC Deed Book 24, 462-585, 8 Apr 1818. Cadr. Jones to William Hail. $600. Lot 99 in Town of Halifax. Wit: J. Edwards, James H. Hail. Feb Ct 1819.

Halifax Co, NC Deed Book 24, 469-590, 1 Jan 1818, Henry Powell, Frederick Pulley & his wife Ferebee, William Hale & his wife Holley, William Powell & Sarah Powell to James Powell. 20 Apr 1816. $25. 10 acres, joining Aaron Powell, Norwood, Wit: James A. Hale, William Norwood. Feb Ct 1819.

Halifax Co, NC Deed Book 24, 470-591, 20 Apr 1816, Henry Powell, Frederick Pulley & his wife Ferebee, William Hale & his wife Holley, William Powell, & Sarah Powell, all of Halifax Co to James Powell of same. $122. 61 acres. Wit: James H. Hale, William Norwood. Feb Ct, 1819.

Halifax Co, NC Deed Book 24, 473-593, 30 Jul 1818, Cadr Jones to Nathl Ingram. $1000. Lot 78 in Town of Rock Landing, joining Smith, Mason, & sd Jones. Wit: William Hail. Feb. Ct. 1819.

Halifax Co, NC Deed Book 24, 527 (635) Henry Powell, Frederick Pulley & his wife Pherebee, William Hale & his wife Holley, William Powell, & Sarah Powell, all of Halifax Co to James Powell of same. 20 Apr 1816. $62. 31 acres, joining Smith, Powell. Wit: James Hail (Hale), Wm Norwood. Feb Ct 1819. Richard Eppes CC.

Halifax Co, NC Deed Book 25, 833 (185) William P. Walker of the first part, Isaac Edwards of the second part & Benjamin Edwards of the third part. 1 Nov 1819. Sd Walker wished to secure a debt due William Hale for which sd Isaac Edwards is bound as security. Thus for $1, this deed of trust for negroes Stephen, Lilly & Adam, which sd negroes Frances Walker mother of sd Wm P. Walker has a right to for life and at her death 1/6 part of said negroes to belong to sd Wm P. Walker. Wit: Edwd Banks. Feb Ct 1820. Richard Eppes CC.

Halifax Co, NC Deed Book 25, 117 (324). Benj. W. Edwards of Halifax Co trustee for Isaac Edwards of same to William Hale of Montgomery Co Tennessee. 28 Nov 1820. $34. All the right of William P. Walker of Halifax Co to negroes Stephen & Lilley which are subject to Anne Frances Walker the mother of William P. Walker as long as she may live. Wit: James Hail. 2 Jan 1821. James Hale (Haile) agent for Wm Hale conveys all title to the above mentioned negroes to Benjamin Campbell. Wit: Arthur Arrington. Proved Feb Ct 1821. Richard Eppes CC.

Montgomery Co, TN Deed Book K (1820-1825), William Hail from James Hatfield p.111
Know all men by these presents that whereas I James Hatfield of the County of Montomery and state of Tennessee and seized in fee of and in all that tract of land situate on Sulpher Creek the watters of Big Harpeth containing in all forty four acres in Davidson County. Now yea that the said James Hatfield have made, constituted and appointed and by these presents do make constiture and appoint William Hail of the County of Davidson and State aforesaid my true and lawful attorney for me and in my name to sell grant and convey the same absolutely in fee simple for such price or sum of money and to such person or persons as he shall think fit and covenant and offer for me and in my same to said sede execute and deliver such Deeds Conveyances Bargains and Sales for the absolute Sale & Disposal thereof of any part thereof with such clauses and covenants expedient, hereby. Ratifying, confirming and allowing all such Deeds conveyances bargains or sales which shall at any time hereafter be seded and executed by my said attorney touching or concerning the premises in Witness where of I have set my hand and seat this 25th day of February 1820. Teste: Matthew Ryburn, Abner Gupton. January Term 1821. Registered August 17, 1821.

Montgomery Co, TN Deed Book K (1820 - 1825), William Hail to James Powell, p. 111.
This indenture made and entered into this 20th day of November in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Nineteen between William Hail of the County of Montgomery and state of Tennessee of the one part and James Powell of the County and state aforesaid of the second part. Witnesseth that the said William Hail hath for and in consideration of the sum of Five Hundred and sixty-two dollars to him in hand paid the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledge et. Granted sold conveyed and confirmed and doth by these presents grant sell convey and confirm unto the said Powel a Certain Tract of land lying in said Montgomery aforesaid south side of Cumberland River and on Golden Creek being a part of the tract which William Hail purchased of John D. Hargrove. Beginning and bounded as follows that is to say Beginning at a small chesnut white oak need the Creek Bank running down the Creek north nine degrees east forty poles to a small hickory thence west one hundred and twenty poles to a sassafras and dogwood on said back west boundary line thence south forty poles to a dogwood, the south est corner of said survey thence east one hundred and thirteen poles to the beginning containing twenty nine acres and twenty poles west all and singular the profits, advantages and emoluments thereunto belonging over any wide appertaining, to have and to hold the said bargained land and premises unto him the said Powel his heirs, executors, administrators or assigns forever and the Hail dorth for himself, his heirs, executors, administrators or assigns, hereby conventant and agree to and with the said Powel his heirs as aforesaid to warrant and forever defend the right and title of said land and premises from the legal claim or claims of all and every other person or persons whatsover. In witness whereof the said William Hail as aofresaid hath on the day and in the year above written set his hand and affixed his seal in presense of us. Wit: A. W. Hale, Benjamin E Organ. January Term 1821. Registered August 17, 1821.

Montgomery Co, TN Will Book D, p. 133
Purchased from the Nov. 14-15, 1822 estate sale of Philip Johnson, deceased:
William Hail - Pair smoothing irons $1.62
Andrew Hail - funnel $.31 1/4, Barrel whisky $17.00

Montgomery Co, TN Will Book D, p. 305
Purchasing from the estate sale of Samuel Creath, deceased , Jan. Term 1824
John Hail, William Hail, Andrews W. Haile

Montgomery Co, TN Deed Book P p.352.  June 3, 1837. William Hail of Montgomery Co, TN to Griffin Orgain. $650.  Tract of land in Montgomery Co on Golden Creek whereon Hail now lives.  Bordering James Powell. Wit: Thomas Rainey, William K. Hinton.

Marshall Co, MS Deed: 4 February 1845, William W. Hail & his wife Nancy W. Hail to Samuel G. Morton. 10 acres in Marshall Co, MS.

Marshall Co, MS Deed: 5 September 1846, William W. & his wife Nancy W, Hail to Ransom Vick 50 acres in Marshall Co, MS.

Marshall Co, MS Deed: 25 February 1848, William Hale from Samuel G. Morton & his wife Sarah E. Morton of Marshall County for $400 a tract of land in Marshall Co, MS.

Marshall Co, MS Chancery Court, March 13, 1873. Letter of administration granted  for the estate of William W. Hail, deceased, to his son-in-law William K. Hinton.

Marshall Co, MS Chancery Court, October 17, 1873. M J. Hinton, S. D. Johnson et at. Since William Hale died intestate and the heirs are unable to divide the property, the Court orders that the property be sold.

Marshall Co, MS Probate Court October Term 1874, W K Hinton, administrator for the estate of William Johnson, deceased. He requests a copy of the inventory of money found on hand and debts due the estate of W Hale, deceased and the first annual settlement by the administrator.  He also seeks the same information with regard to the estate of W Johnson, deceased.

July Court Term 1874 Marshall Co, MS. William K. Hinton, administrator, filed first annual accounting of the estate of W.W. Hale, deceased June 25, 1874.

Descendants of James H. Hail

Family Information Courtesy of Richard Holt

Generation No. 1

1. James H.1 Hail died Bet. 1823 - 1827 in Halifax Co, NC1. He married Mary "Polly" Jackson, daughter of Edward Jackson and Martha Green. She was born 28 Jan 1796 in North Carolina2, and died 16 Apr 1865 in Gibson Co, TN2.

Children of James H. Hail and Mary Jackson are:

2 i. John Joseph2 Hail.

3 ii. Elijah J. T, Hail, born 03 May 18162; died 07 Mar 18392.

+ 4 iii. Thomas Edwin Hail, born 27 Oct 1817 in Halifax Co, NC; died 12 Mar 1855 in Halifax Co, NC.

5 iv. Eli William Hail, born 13 Nov 18192; died 10 Dec 18392.

6 v. Mary A. Hail.

7 vi. Green Oliver Lewis Hail, born 16 Mar 18232; died 11 Apr 18402.

 

Generation No. 2

4. Thomas Edwin2 Hail (James H.1) was born 27 Oct 1817 in Halifax Co, NC3, and died 12 Mar 1855 in Halifax Co, NC3. He married Jurene Smith. She was born 13 Feb 18134, and died 06 Sep 18794.

Children of Thomas E. Hail and Jurene Smith are:

8 i. James Uriah3 Hail, born 16 Aug 18344; died 20 Apr 18654.

9 ii. Martha Elizabeth Hail, born 18414; died 19004. She married William Abijah Fly.

10 iii. Green Lewis Franklin Hail, born 29 Jan 18434; died 07 Nov 1861 in Battle of Belmont4.

11 iv. William E. Hail, born May 18464; died 22 Sep 19014. He married E. J.; born 16 Sep 18494.

12 v. Mary C. Hail, born 18524; died 19354. She married C. J. Witt, Dr.; born 18394; died 19094.

13 vi. George Thomas Hail, born 04 Jan 1853.

 

Endnotes

1. Richard Holt
2. Mt. Zion Methodist Church Cemetery, Gibson Co, TN.
3.
Richard Holt
4. Mt. Zion Methodist Church Cemetery, Gibson Co, TN.

Descendants of Andrew W. Hail

Generation No. 1

1. Andrew W.1 Hail was born Bet. 1781 - 17881, and died 19 May 1847 in DeSota Co, MS. He married Sarah Elizabeth Smith Abt. 1805 in North Carolina. She was born Abt. 1781 in North Carolina1,2, and died 05 Aug 1852 in DeSota Co, MS.

Children of Andrew W. Hail and Sarah Elizabeth Smith are:

2 i. Dolly2 Hail, born 21 Feb 1806.

3 ii. Elizabeth Hale, born 24 Sep 1807 in North Carolina2.

+ 4 iii. Green Dudley Hale, born 04 Jan 1810 in Tennessee.

+ 5 iv. James Louis Hail, born 16 Aug 1811 in Halifax Co, NC.

6 v. Alexander Blount Hail, born 13 Sep 1813 in North Carolina3. He married Eliza Austen 25 Jan 1837 in Marshall Co, MS4; born Abt. 1817 in Tennessee5.

7 vi. Zachariah Henry Hail, born 13 Aug 1814.

8 vii. Matild Emmaline Hail, born 04 Nov 1818.

9 viii. Hartwell Hamlet Hail, born 21 May 1820.

10 ix. Giles Hail, born 15 Jan 1824.

11 x. Francis Marion Hail, born 25 Jan 1828 in Tennessee6; died Jan 1863. He married Louisa White 30 Jan 1851 in DeSota Co, MS.

12 xi. Georgie Washington Hail, born 13 Jun 1830 in Tennessee6.

 

Generation No. 2

4. Green Dudley2 Hale (Andrew W.1 Hail) was born 04 Jan 1810 in Tennessee6. He married Mary A. Powell. She was born Abt. 1811 in Tennessee6.

Children of Green D, Hale and Mary A, Powell are:

13 i. Benjamin F.3 Hale, born Abt. 1833 in Tennessee6.

14 ii. Elisha G. Hale, born Abt. 1834 in Tennessee6.

15 iii. Andrew H. Hale, born Abt. 1837 in Tennessee6.

16 iv. Wilson T. Hale, born Abt. 1840 in Tennessee.

17 v. Sallie A. S. Hale, born Abt. 1837 in Tennessee6.

18 vi. Margaret Hale, born Abt. 1843 in Missisiippi6.

19 vii. Eliza A. Hale, born Abt. 1848 in Missisiippi6.

 

5. James Louis2 Hail (Andrew W.1) was born 16 Aug 1811 in Halifax Co, NC7. He married Rachel. She was born Abt. 1810 in North Carolina7.

Children of James Hail and Rachel are:

20 i. Julia A. H.3 Hail, born Abt. 18307.

21 ii. Stephen T. Hail, born 07 Aug 18358,9; died 20 Jun 1861 in Manassas, VA10.

22 iii. Frederick D. Hail, born Abt. 1838 in Mississippi11.

Endnotes

1. 1830 Montgomery Co, TN Census.
2. 1850 Desota Co, MS Census.
3. Dorothy Arment.
4. Marshall Co, MS Marriages.
5. Dorothy Arment.
6. 1850 Desota Co, MS Census.
7. 1850 Marshall Co, MS Census.
8. Marshall County, MS Cemetery Book, 97.
9. 1850 Marshall Co, MS Census.
10. Marshall Co, MS Cemetery Book, 97.
11. 1850 Marshall Co, MS Census.

Andrew W. Hail Legal Records

Halifax Co, NC Deed Book 21, 442 (373), 21 July 1809. $1. 102 acres, joining Quankey Creek, Rabon Stegall, Davis Bagby, Benjamin Adams. Wit: Warwick Hockady, James Short. Feb Ct 1810.

Halifax Co, NC Deed Book 24, p.245-218, Raban Stegall of Halifax Co to John Smith of Greenville Co, VA, 26 Dec 1817, 180 acres joining the east side of Eaton's Ferry Road, John Hawkins, Andrew Hail, Mason, Macklen Bass, Isham Hawkins. Wit: A. Hawkins, John Hawkins, Feb Ct 1818.

Halifax Co, NC Deed Book Vol 23, p. 33. Andrew Hale to Elizabeth Jackson, 13 Aug 1814 for $60.00 on Bagby P. Hail's line. Wit: M. Bass.

Halifax Co, NC Deed Book 24 438 (567) Andrew Hale of Halifax Co to John Powers of same. 4 Nov 1818. $328. 82 acres, joining the south side of Quankey Creek, Ruben Steagal, Leman Lands, Nat Gilliam, Powell. Wit: Isham Hawking, D. A. Parker. November Court 1818. Richard Eppes CC

Montgomery Co, TN Deed Book H, p. 1111. January Term 1820. Thomas Tucker to Andrew Hail. 20 November 1819. Both parties residents of Montgomery Co, TN. $125. 18 1/2 acres. Parcel of land in Montgomery Co, TN lying south side of Cumberland River. Wit: William Hail, William Corbin. Recorded May 29, 1820.

Montgomery Co, TN Deed Book K, p. 229. 29 Nov 1821. John King conveys 106 acres to Andrew Hale. Wit: Jordan Lyles, Charles T. Cocke. January Term 1822. Registered April 17 1822.

Montgomery Co, TN Will Book C (1819 - 1821), p. 244
Sale of the Property of Lockert & Smith, Levy Smith deceased:
Andrew Hail - 2 sets of chairs $9

Montgomery Co, TN Will Book D, p. 10
Settlement with Administrator fo Estate of William Waller, deceased, and division of the estate:
Paid A. W. Hail's account $4.48 1/4
Settlement produced in open court and ordered to be recorded this January Term 1822.

Montgomery Co, TN Will Book D, p. 133
Purchased from the Nov. 14-15, 1822 estate sale of Philip Johnson, deceased:
William Hail - Pair smoothing irons $1.62
Andrew Hail - funnel $.31 1/4, Barrel whisky $17.00
Johnson purchasers: Jonathan Johnson, Willie B. Johnson, Henry Johnson, Robert G. Johnson

Montgomery Co, TN County Court Minutes of Montgomery County Vol 2 1823-1823
Monday October 21, 1823
On motion ordered by the court that Andrew W. Hail be appointed Guardian for his children Sally Hale, Elizabeth Hail, G. D. Hale, James J. Hale, Alexander B. Hale, Matilda Hale & Andrew Hale whereupon the said Andrew W. Hale entered into Bond and security satisfactory to the court and the same is allowed.

Montgomery Co, TN Will Book D, page 249
Guardian Bond of A. W. Hale
We, A. W. Hale, William Pevy and Francis Penrice, are bound to the Justices of the County Court for the sum of two thousand dollars, on this 21st day of October 1823. The condition of the obligation is such that if A. W. Hale, who has been appointed Guardian for Sally, Elizabeth, G. W., James, Alexander, Henry, Matilda and Andrew Hale, does truly and faithfully make returns and settlements with the County Court, and at the expiration of his guardianship , will make a true account with the County Court of his guardianship, and pay over to the heirs, all that shall come into his hands as Guardian, then this obligation to be void, else to remain in full foce. Signed: A. W. Hale, Francis Penrice, William Pevy. Bond was acknowledged in open court at the October term of 1823. Andrews Vance, Clerk

Montgomery Co, TN Will Book D, p. 305
Purchasing from the estate sale of Samuel Creath, deceased , Jan. Term 1824
John Hail, William Hail, Andrews W. Haile

Montgomery Co, TN Will Book D, p. 438
Purchased from the 23 December 1824 estate sale of Thomas Jones, deceased: Andrew Hail

The Jonas Hail family is an interesting one that uses the same Hail spelling as does our family.  There are also given name similarities.  Northampton Co, NC is directly adjacent to Halifax County.  Therefore interaction between families and movements between the areas would be common. 

Descendants of Jonas Hail

Generation No. 1

1. Jonas1 Hail died 21 May 1804 in Northampton Co, NC1. He married Fanny.

Northampton Co, NC Will #529 pg 265 Jonas Hail   -  Nuncupative will June Crt 1804...to my son WILLIAM HAIL negroes and the Weaver tract and the....(?) of Land joining and if he dies without heirs, to my son Jonas....,lend my wife Fanny Hail a parcel of Land...to dtr Rebecca Hail, the Balance of my negroes. Wits: Lemuel Long, Robert Ellis, H. Webb. "The above nuncupative will of Jonas Hail was brought into Crt by Samuel Summerille for probate. Fanny Hail came into court and entered a Caveat....the following Jury William Lashley, William Josey, T...H...(?), Benjamin Rook, John Burk, Samuel Williams, David Laurence, John Peele, William Faison, J...(?) Boon, Fred Jones & Absalom Grant being sworn...say upon their Oaths the Paper purporting to be as Nuncupative Will of Jonas Hail, dec'd is the Will of sd Jonas Hail.

Division of Slaves between the following: Rebecca, Jerry, Wm, Mrs., Jonas, Jno & Nancy. 26 Nov 1805.

Children of Jonas Hail and Fanny are:

2 i. William2 Hail.

3 ii. Jonas J. Hail.

4 iii. Rebecca Hail. She married Matthew Exum.

5 iv. Jeremiah M. Hail.

6 v. John T. Hail.

7 vi. Nancy Hail. She married John Moore.

Endnotes

1. Northampton Co, NC Loose Estate File.

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