Thank you for your very helpful post -- which made me also think you may have the answer to a question that has befuddled me for a while.
I have seen your ancestor Cornelius LeRoy Sale listed as the son of Anthony Sale (b. ca. 1702, Old Rapp. Co, VA) and Ann.I have also seen him listed as the son of Capt. John Sale, Jr. (1729, Essex Co, AV - 1815, Amherst Co, VA)who m1: Elizabeth Willis and m2: Frances Sanders.