Are you related to this Hale line? The reason I'm asking is I'm trying to find a relative that can shed some light on some puzzling yDNA results.
I had a yDNA test performed by Family Tree DNA (FDNA) hoping to find yDNA matches with other Hale's at the Hale DNA project at FTDNA. The only Hale I matched was a known cousin. My cousin and I DO NOT match any other Hale at the project. FTDNA notif ied my cousin and I that we matched the following surnames: Acker, Aker and Akers. Another cousin I found through ancestry research (related to Henry Hale (born about 1846 in Perry County,KY), a brother to my great grandfather - John Hale (born about 1850 in Perry County, KY) said her mother told her and her brother that they were not really Hale, they were Aker. The cousin's mother said an Aker was taken in by a Hale family and changed their Aker name to Hale.
I did find this info on some Akers: Thomas Jefferson Acres is listed in the "Lost Children of Wythe Co VA” (by Mary B. Kegley) on page 122 as "poor boy, bound to George Keesling on June 5, last, and George now being deceased, it is ordered that he be bound out again. George Keesling, father of George, deceased, consented thereto." There was no information as to which family he went to next. I also, found information that an unnamed Akers was apprenticed to an unnamed family and was removed from that family and rebound to another family because of ill treatment. No information on which family he was rebound to.