Submitted By: Wanda
I believe James J. to be the son of Jefferson Hale and Ellen Murphy. I
found a James J. Hale in the 1860 and 1870 census for Lincoln Co. Ky. living
in the household of Jefferson Hale and listed as his son. I found James
J. Hale and Mary Hale and family in the 1900 Lincoln Ky. census.
James J. Hail b. april 1854 age 46 yrs. married 15
Mary C. Hail b. april 1867 age 33 yrs married 15
Annie E. b. June 1886 age 13
James A. b. June 1888 age 11
Martha S. b Jan. 1894 age 6
John L. b. May 1896 age 4
Nannie B. b. nov 1898 age 1
I believe James J. Hale is the same individual as Jefferson Hale who died Feb
25 1912. According to the death certificate which I was able to obtain,
Jefferson Hale was born April 22, 1854 and was the son of Jefferson Hale and
Ellen Murphy. I found Jefferson Hale in the 1910 census listed as an
inmate in an insane asylum. It stated :Jefferson Hale age 54 was married
and had been for 26 years. This would be consistent with the date of
James J. Hale and Mary Higginbotham"s marriage which was Sept. 13, 1885.
I hope this information helps someone else who may be looking for answers.
James J Hale was my great-grandfather. My grandmother was Mamie Hale.