Mahala who married Richard Dale has for years been thought to be a Gaddy. Reason is that in the 1850 census of Monroe County Miss Richard and Mahala Dale are living with Jeremiah Gaddy aged 75 years old. However proof that Mahala was indeed a Gaddy was missing until today when we discovered notes taken at a 1961 family reunion of the children of the baby of Richard and Mahala wherein they stated that her maiden name was Gaddis (easily misread for Gaddy).
So any charts that list children of Jeremiah can now officially add Mahala who married Richard N. Dale. Both of them died in the same week in 1862 near Aberdeen Miss and are buried in the same grave.