hi!, Silas was born in 1807 in Wilkes Co., NC 1 . He married Elizabeth on the 18of March 1831 in Wilkes Co., NC. He died in Wilkes in 1899. His father was John Sale who was son of Cornelius Sale, Sr who i am directly related to. The original "Cornelius Sale" family moved from enland where Cornelius (the FIRST one) was born in 1680. they set up mills in Va and Nc. Then cornelius jr moved to Sale City, Ga where they built another mill. then my great grandfather took my grand father and moved to where i am now to set up another mill! i am conducting a research paper for my high school and if you come up with any information on Sila's grandfather (Cornelius Sr) please let me know! try this web site http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/1132/fam03686.htmhttp://www.geocities.com/Heartland/1132/fam03686.htm for information on John (Silas's Grand father and you can also click John to see what children he had and dates). His grandfather, cornelius sr's will and testement is located at http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/1132/nti09493.htmhttp://www.geocities.com/Heartland/1132/nti09493.htm . i hope i could be of any help!