Thomas Hale
and Nancy Grizzle

Thomas D Hale b 22 Apr 1807 VA d 9 Dec 1882; occupations, miller, cooper; s/o James M Hale and Nancy Dickenson. Thomas D Hale m. 1828 to Nancy Grizzle b abt 1802 VA; d/o John H Grizzle and Elizabeth Hammond. Children of Thomas Hale and Nancy Grizzle;

1. Elizabeth J Hale b abt 1827 VA

2. Nancy J Hale b abt 1831 VA; m. 15 Nov 1871 Wise Co VA to William Wright b 1836; s/o John Wright and Martha Patsy McLaughlin.

3. John R Hale b abt 1833 VA d 26 Jul 1868 Russell Co VA; m. 13 Nov 1865 Russell Co VA to Martha Patsy Couch b 1847 Russell Co VA; d/o John Couch and Fanny Fairchild.

4. Susannah Hale b 23 Jan 1834 Russell Co VA d 29 May 1911 Wise Co VA; m. 19 Oct 1853 Russell Co VA to Alexander H Wright b abt 1829 Russell Co VA d 9 Jul 1911 Wise Co VA; s/o John Wright and Martha Patsy McLaughlin.

5. Ailey Hale b 1835 Russell Co VA; m. 4 Mar 1858 Russell Co VA to Daniel A Blevins b 1835 Scott Co VA; s/o Nathan Blevins and Mary Rogers.

6. Henry C Hale b abt 1841 VA

7. Henrietta Hale b 1843 VA; m. 17 Feb 1861 Wise Co VA to Alexander Wright b 1845 VA; s/o Paris Wright and Mary Polly.

5. Polly Hale b abt 1844 VA; m. 26 Jun 1866 Wise Co VA to John Wright b 1845 Wise Co VA; s/o Paris Wright and Mary Polly. John Wright m. 21 Aug 1888 Wise Co VA to Nora D Stanley b 1869 VA; d/o William B Stanley and Jane Unknown.

6. Martha R Hale b abt 1855 VA

7. Mary A Hale b abt 1858 VA


1860 Wise Co VA Census

1 1 1 Hale, Thomas 53 M Cooper VA
2 1 1 Hale, Nancy 58 F Housekeeper VA
3 1 1 Hale, Elizabeth J 33 F Seamstress VA
4 1 1 Hale, Nancy J 29 F None VA
5 1 1 Hale, John R 27 M Farmer VA
6 1 1 Hale, Henry C 19 M Field Hand VA
7 1 1 Hale, Polly 16 M VA (should be F?)
8 1 1 Hale, Martha R 5 F VA
9 1 1 Hale, Mary A 2 F VA


Definition of Cooper

A cooper is someone in the trade of making utensils, casks, drums and barrels and other accessories, usually out of wood, but sometimes using other materials. Traditionally, a cooper is someone who makes wooden, staved vessels, bound together with hoops and possessing flat ends or heads. Examples of a cooper's work include casks, barrels, buckets, tubs, butter churns, hogsheads, firkins, tierces, rundlets, puncheons, pipes, tuns, butts, pins and breakers. Traditionally, a hooper was the man who fitted the metal hoops around the barrels or buckets that the cooper had made, essentially an assistant to the cooper. The English name Hooper is derived from that profession. With time, many Coopers took on the role of the Hooper themselves.

Definition of Miller

A miller usually refers to a person who operates a mill, a machine to grind a cereal crop to make flour.

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