It has been over three years since I posted a message looking for info on subject. Since then I have been tested for DNA(67 markers), but have been unable to contact any GALE family to compare DNA. Please contact me if you are a male GALE and wish to compare DNA.
I'm seeking info on my GGGGrandfather, William C. Gale. The first record found of him was 1820 Census Marlboro County, S C with him being listed as head of household containing 3 males between the ages of 16 and 25. He married Catherine A.(unknown), born abt 1808, in Cheraw, Chesterfield County, S C. He died Aug 20, 1828 in Cheraw. His obit in the Southern Radical, Cheraw, stated he was 30 yrs old and a native of EXETER, NEW HAMPSHIRE. The obit in the Portsmouth Journal, Portsmourh, N H., stated he was formerly a resident of that city. Exeter and Portsmouth are both in Rockingham County, N H.
They had 3 sons,all born in Cheraw; John A ( my GGGrandfather ), Charles William, and Thomas L. On a Census for one son, the place of birth of father was listed as N H.; another son said foreign born. A current family member claims he was born in Bath, N C ( which is now in Beaufort County ).
Have been unable to locate the names of his parents or siblings if any. I appreciate any help and willing to share what info I have.