The information from the Richmond Whig & public advertiser obituary for Thomas Sale is consistent with the information provided by Dorthea Sale Goodman’s Root and Branch of the Sale Tree in America, page 40, for Thomas Sale, the third child of John Sale and Frances Sanders, who were married December 31, 1762.Dorthea wrote (on page 40) that “Thomas was a farmer and a Methodist.Served in war of 1812 as major.Married Sarah Hardwick of Bedford Co. Mar. 28, 1791.Lived in Bedford Co.”Dorthea recorded (on page 40) the names of 9 children born to Thomas and Sarah.
In"A Guide to Virginia Militia Units in the War of 1812" for Bedford County, under Regimental command: 91, see Lt.Col. David Saunders, Maj. Thomas Sale andMaj. Ja_es Leftwich.
Counting the days between November 3, 1767 (the birthdate for Thomas Sale as shown by Dorothea Sale Goodman) and January 24, 1851 (the date of death as shown by the newspaper obituary), according to www.timeanddate.com, there are 83 years, 2 months, and 21 days, exactly as reported in the newspaper.
It is my understanding that this Major Thomas Sale was the nephew of my ancestor, Cornelius Leroy Sale (1748 - 1808).