FYI...I viewed the original Missouri death certificate for Malinda Winnifred(thats how they spelled it)Hale....it states father: Berryman Snelling & mother: Francis Adams. Her death record lists dob/dod, location of birth/death & location of burial.
I know on Bob's site he has a note that Malinda is "unproven daughter".Not sure what that's about; possibly an 'old note' that he forgot to remove later in his research. I am always having to recheck my old research notes for incorrect data based in later findings. Malinda is their daughter.
When I very first contacted Bob he had Berryman Snelling listed as Benjamin Snelling.We wrote back & forth regarding this and he finally changed it to Berryman Snelling BUT left his 'old' notes referring to poss name Benjamin.I have seen the census records, his Civil War Pension file, his marriage record.....his name was Berryman Snelling.
Several old records list him as Berryman S. Snelling.....I would love to find out what the 'S' stood for.
Feel free to write again if I can help with any other questions.