Thanks for the info. I've seen John Hale and Susannah Wade in my research, but I could never connect them with my Hale line. My gg grandfather John Hale is believed to have been born about 1815 in Wythe County, VA. But, according to info I received from the Wythe County Historical Society no Hale family was in the county during the time John would have been born.
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 IDO NOT match any other Hale at the project. FTDNA notified my cousin and I that we matched the following surnames: Acker, Aker and Akers. Another cousin I found through ancestry research said her mother told her and her brother that they were not really Hale, they were Aker. This cousin's mother said an Aker was taken in by a Hale family and changed their Aker name to Hale. I think this Akers may be my gg grandfather John 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.