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ROBERT HALE & (1) Julia Smith; (2) Cornelia Platt Frye

Robert Hale was born July 4, 1816 in Dade Co., GA.  He married Julia Smith 1837 in McMinnville, TN.  She was born in 1817 in Cannon Co., TN.

 

The Robert Hale and Julia Smith family lived in Dade Co., GA after moving from Tennessee.

 

Children of Robert Hale and Julia Smith were:

 

1.  Drury Hale born 1841 GA.

 

2.  Peter Hale born 1843 GA; died in Civil War.

 

3.  John Hale born 1845 GA; married Mariah Barbee.

 

4.  William T. 'Bill' Hale born May 1, 1848 Rusk Co., TX; died May 11, 1930; married Melissia Dell Smith b. 1848 Cannon Co., TN. She died 1927.  Both buried in the Jim English Cemetery, Houston Co., TX.

 

5.  Elizabeth Hale born about 1849 probably Houston Co., TX; died shortly after the 1850 census.

 

The Robert Hale family located in the eastern part of Houston County, Texas near the settlement called Randolph.  Randolph was located between the Colthrop and Bates Ferry Roads about ten miles east of Crockett near the Jim English place.

 

Julia Smith Hale died soon after 1850 and Robert Hale then married Cornelia Platt Frye.

 

Cornelia Platt Frye was born in New York on September 3, 1825.

 

Children of Robert Hale and Cornelia Platt Frye were:

 

1. Josephine Hale born Apr. 12, 1854; died July 22, 1898.  She married John Smith brother to Melissa Smith that married William T. Hale.  Both are buried in the Jim English Cemetery, Houston Co., TX.

 

2.  Ida Hale born 1856; died 1936.  She married Calvin LeMay.  Both are buried in the Evergreen Memorial Park in Houston Co., TX.

 

3.  Ernest Burnett "Bud" Hale born 1859; died 1924.  He married Lillie Webb.  He was Sheriff of Houston County 1899-1904.  Both are buried in the Glenwood Cemetery, Crockett, Houston Co., TX.

 

5.  Arthur "Babe" Hale born 1860.  He never married.  He died at the age of 28.  He was killed by lightning while hauling lumber in a thunderstorm.

 

6.  Eugenia Hale born 1863; died 1893 in Grandbury, TX..  She married (1) Jim Thompson, Jr. who died after the birth of a son and is buried in the Thompson Family Cemetery.  Eugenia then married (2) Sonley Cook from Grandbury, TX. 

 

Robert Hale preempted 285 acres of public land.  On February 20, 1857 George W. Julian and James M. Daniel under oath had sworn Robert Hale had lived three consecutive years on the land and was a good character. 

 

When the Civil War began, the men of Houston County organized "The Crockett Southron", the first regiment of Hood's Texas Brigade.  They were mustered into the Confederate Service at New Orleans, LA on August 9, 1861.  Edward Currie was the Captain and Drury Hale was one of four Corporals.  Dury Hale was killed at Sharpburg or Antietam, MD on Sept. 17, 1862..  The Casteel's Roll shows the names of George, Robert and Peter Hale.  Peter Hale was killed in action.

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