I am researching my great grand father, James Washington Hale's family. We have been unable to connect him to his parents. He was born 2/22/1832 and was married twice. First wife around 1850 was Sarah Forrest or Forest from Ozark County, MO (father James Forrest) - two children Charles and Mary E. They divorced around 1860 and JW Hale remarried Martha Jane Ginger in 1862, in Hardin County, IL. They had 7 children, youngest was Thomas Jefferson Hale, who had 9 children-of which my father was James Everett Hale.
Marriage license of James Washington and Martha state both of Indiana was issued from Pope County, IL. (She was born in Hardin County, IL - so part of this is wrong.)