He and wife Nancy are the parents of my great grandmother Nettie HALE, born in 1842.
The family migrated to IL from NY.According to a local historian in Deleware County NY "the sons of Oliver HALE SR - Oliver, Orlando, Orville, and Timothy, moved west and were sucessful land speculators".
Am trying to locate any information about this family - births, marriages, deaths.
In 1850 - I have located Orville (I think) Hale, O. E. State: Illinois Year: 1850 County: Boone Roll:M432_98 Township: Ohio Page:87 Image: 386
and Oliver: Hale, Oliver, age 51 State: Illinois Year: 1850 County: Boone Roll:M432_98 Township: Bonus Page:53 Image: 315
with wife Susana and children but can't find Orlando anywhere.
Nettie is later found in 1860 married to a James BRATT or BRADT in Sauk County WI.
There is a Catherine BRADT, 45 living in the house with Oliver and wife in IL in 1850 - but don't know if this has any relationship to the later marriage of Nettie to a BRADT in WI.