Good to hear from you!A little correction – the particular SALEs I’m looking at weren’t in AL.They were first in VA (1600s into 1700s) then NC (1700s) and finally TN (very late 1700s to past the mid 1800s).However, I’m sure there were distant cousins of theirs who did go to AL and GA and probably other states as well.
I know there are a lot of researchers who show Nancy Ann SHELL as the wife of William SALE but according to others say there is no evidence for William SALE’s wife Ann’s surname to be SHELL.I don’t personally have conclusive info either way but you might want to check some of Barry WOOD’s postings [#705, for one] on this forum.Barry knows much more than I do about theSALE and SHELL families in question.
Unless the info I have for William & Ann SALE is wrong, only the last four of their children were born in NC, the earlier ones in VA.So I feel that they were married in VA.According to the info I have, they didn’t arrive in NC until 1782 – at least that’s when William SALE first showed up in the Wilkes Co, NC records.Their son Cornelius was in NC possibly as early as 1771 when he was about 23 years old.
It would seem the SHELL family you’re refering to is the one that’s been discussed.I haven’t done any actual research yet on them, so I can’t definitively say whether they are the same family.
I’ve seen a Jacob SHELL Sr. b. ca. 1700 (didn’t say where) , married to Catherine UNKNOWN and with these children:Barbara (m. Willliam HEAVIN) & had a son John HEAVIN, Catherine, Christian (male), Elizabeth, Gertrude, Jacob, John, Peggy, Phanny & Nancy Ann.I don’t have any further info on them.If I run across anythingof interest, I’ll let you know especially if it might prove or disprove whether their Nancy Ann is or isn’t the Ann “Nancy” who was married to William SALE.[Incidentally, in this information I saw, it seem it would be one generation off as far as Nancy Ann possibly being the wife of William SALE goes.