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Barnard HALE

Male 1826 - 1911  (84 years)


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  • Name Barnard HALE 
    Born 12 Oct 1826  Parke County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 5 Apr 1911  Des Moines County, IA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Trinity Cemetery, Mount Union, Henry County, IA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 

    • (1) Portrait and Biographical Album of Des Moines County, Iowa, Chicago, IL: Acme Publishing, 1888:

      Barnard Hale, a representative farmer residing on section 28, Washington Township, came to Des Moines County, Iowa, with his parents in 1837. He was born in Parke County, Ind., Oct. 12, 1826, and is a son of Gardner and Jane (Waters) Hale. The father was born at Providence, R. I., Aug. 30, 1795, of English ancestry, and the mother was a native of South Carolina. Gardner Hale, in his younger days, was a seaman, but went to Indiana, where he was married and engaged in farming until his removal to Iowa. His death occurred Jan. 12, 1888; his wife preceded him to her final rest about twenty years.

      Our subject was the oldest in a family of twelve children. His marriage was celebrated Jan. 4, 1854, Susan B. Downer becoming his wife. She was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., and is a daughter of Robert and Lydia (Babb) Downer, who were natives of Germany and early settlers of Dodgeville, Iowa. They were the parents of ten children. [Note by compiler: The statement that Robert and Lydia (BABB) DOWNER were "natives of Germany" is contradicted by census information indicating that Robert was born in OH, and Lydia was born in PA.]

      The following children have been born to Mr. Hale and his wife: James R.; Angeletta; Emulus M., who died at the age of seven years; Emma S., who became the wife of Alexander Westfall, of Yarmouth, Iowa; Ellen and Willis B. Mr. and Mrs. Hale are members of the Baptist Church, of which he has been a Trustee ever since its organization. Politically, he is a Republican, has held the office of Assessor and Justice of the Peace two terms. In 1857 he purchased eighty acres of prairie land, all of which he has improved. Having learned the carpenter's trade when a young man, he built a pleasant residence upon his farm. For over a half-century Mr. Hale has been a resident of Des Moines County, and as an honored pioneer and citizen is highly respected by all. A place in the biographical record of his adopted county in due him, that coming generations may know to whom they are indebted for the great blessings which they enjoy, and the view of his homestead on another page will be looked upon with interest by his neighbors and friends.

      (2) A household headed by Barnard HALE is listed in the 1856 IA state census of Washington Township, Des Moines County, IA. The following information regarding that household is set forth in Iowa State Census Collection, 1836-1925 [database online], Provo, UT: The Generations Network, Inc., 2007:

      Name: Barnard Hale
      Birth Location: Iowa
      Marital Status: Married
      Gender: Male
      Birth Year: abt 1827

      Name: Susan Hale
      Birth Location: Pennsylvania
      Marital Status: Married
      Gender: Female
      Birth Year: abt 1831

      Name: James Robert Hale
      Birth Location: Iowa
      Gender: Male
      Birth Year: abt 1855

      Name: Charles L Downes [sic]
      Birth Location: Iowa
      Gender: Male
      Birth Year: abt 1844

      (3) A household headed by Barnard HALE is listed in the 1860 census of Washington Township, Des Moines County, IA.

      Barnard is listed in the 1860 census as a farmer who was then 33 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, he was born in about 1827. According to the 1860 census, he was born in IN.

      Listed with Barnard is his wife, Susan, who was then 28 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, she was born in about 1832. According to the 1860 census, she was born in PA.

      Also listed with Barnard is his son, James, who was then 5 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, he was born in about 1855. According to the 1860 census, he was born in IA.

      Also listed with Barnard is his daughter, Angeletta, who was then 3 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, she was born in about 1857. According to the 1860 census, she was born in IA.

      Also listed with Barnard is his son, Emulus, who was then 1 year of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, he was born in about 1859. According to the 1860 census, he was born in IA.

      (4) A household headed by Barnard HALE is listed in the 1870 census of Washington Township, Des Moines County, IA.

      Barnard is listed in the 1870 census as a farmer who was then 43 years of age; therefore, according to the 1870 census, he was born in about 1827. According to the 1870 census, he was born in IN.

      Listed with Barnard is his wife, Susan, who was then 38 years of age; therefore, according to the 1870 census, she was born in about 1832. According to the 1870 census, she was born in PA.

      Also listed with Barnard is his son, James R., a farm hand who was then 15 years of age; therefore, according to the 1870 census, he was born in about 1855. According to the 1870 census, he was born in IA.

      Also listed with Barnard is his daughter, Angelitte E., who was then 13 years of age; therefore, according to the 1870 census, she was born in about 1857. According to the 1870 census, she was born in IA.

      Also listed with Barnard is his daughter, Emma S., who was then 9 years of age; therefore, according to the 1870 census, she was born in about 1861. According to the 1870 census, she was born in IA.

      Also listed with Barnard is his daughter, Elizabeth E., who was then 7 years of age; therefore, according to the 1870 census, she was born in about 1863. According to the 1870 census, she was born in IA.

      Also listed with Barnard is his son, Willis B., who was then 4 years of age; therefore, according to the 1870 census, he was born in about 1866. According to the 1870 census, he was born in IA.

      (5) A household headed by Barnard HALE is listed in the 1880 census of Washington Township, Des Moines County, IA.

      Barnard is listed in the 1880 census as a farmer who was then 53 years of age; therefore, according to the 1880 census, he was born in about 1827. According to the 1880 census, he was born in IN, his father was born in RI, and his mother was born in IN.

      Listed with Barnard is his wife, Susan B., who was then 49 years of age; therefore, according to the 1880 census, she was born in about 1831. According to the 1880 census, she was born in PA, her father was born in OH, and her mother was born in PA. [Note by compiler: The census information regarding the birthplaces of her parents conflicts with the statement in the Portrait and Biographical Album of Des Moines County, Iowa that her parents were "natives of Germany."]

      Also listed with Barnard is his son, James R., a farmer who was then 25 years of age; therefore, according to the 1880 census, he was born in about 1855. According to the 1880 census, he was born in IA, his father was born in IN, and his mother was born in PA.

      Also listed with Barnard is his daughter, Angeletta, who was then 23 years of age; therefore, according to the 1880 census, he was born in about 1857. According to the 1880 census, she was born in IA, her father was born in IN, and her mother was born in PA.

      Also listed with Barnard is his daughter, Ellen, who was then 17 years of age; therefore, according to the 1880 census, she was born in about 1863. According to the 1880 census, she was born in IA, her father was born in IN, and her mother was born in PA.

      Also listed with Barnard is his son, Willis, a farm helper who was then 14 years of age; therefore, according to the 1880 census, he was born in about 1866. According to the 1880 census, he was born in IA, his father was born in IN, and his mother was born in PA.

      (6) A household headed by Barnard HALE is listed in the 1900 census of Washington Township, Des Moines County, IA. [His surname is listed as HALS in the index to the 1900 census.]

      Barnard is listed in the 1900 census as a carpenter who was born in October 1826 and was then 73 years of age. According to the 1900 census, he was born in IN, his father was born in RI, and his mother was born in SC. According to the 1900 census, he had then been married 46 years.

      Listed with Barnard is his wife, Susan, who was born in April 1831 and was then 69 years of age. According to the 1900 census, she was born in PA, her father was born in OH, and her mother was born in PA. According to the 1900 census, she had then been married 46 years and had theretofore given birth to 7 children, 5 of whom were then living.

      Also listed with Barnard is his son, James R., a farm laborer who was born in then November 1854 and was then 45 years of age. According to the 1900 census, he was born in IA, his father was born in IN, and his mother was born in PA.

      Also listed with Barnard is his granddaughter, Bertha WESTFALL, who was born in January 1881 and was then 19 years of age. According to the 1900 census, she was born in IA, her father was born in IL, and her mother was born in IA.

      Also listed with Barnard is his grandson, Edwin E. WESTFALL, who was born in September 1890 and was then 9 years of age. According to the 1900 census, he was born in IA, his father was born in IL, and his mother was born in IA.

      (7) Henry County, Iowa-Canaan Township-Sheridan Cemetery, Trinity Cemetery, Des Moines, IA: Iowa Genealogical Society, 1987:

      Trinity Cemetery:

      HALE, Barnard 12 Oct 1826 - 5 Apr 1911
      Susan B., w, 2 Apr 1831 - 9 Sept 1917 . . .

      HALE, James Robert 8 Nov 1854 - 31 Aug 1937
    Person ID I16572  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 15 Oct 2017 

    Father Gardner HALE,   b. 30 Aug 1795, Providence, Providence County, RI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jan 1888, Des Moines County, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Jane WATERS,   b. Abt 1807, SC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Oct 1859, Des Moines County, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 52 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Aft 9 Dec 1820  IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F7415  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Susan B. DOWNER,   b. 2 Apr 1831, Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Sep 1917, Des Moines County, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 4 Jan 1854  Des Moines County, IA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Emma S. HALE,   b. Abt 1861, Des Moines County, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     2. Elizabeth Ellen HALE,   b. Abt 1863, Des Moines County, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     3. Willis B. HALE,   b. Abt 1866, Des Moines County, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     4. James Robert HALE,   b. 8 Nov 1854, Des Moines County, IA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Aug 1937, Des Moines County, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)  [natural]
     5. Angeletta E. HALE,   b. Abt 1857, Des Moines County, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     6. Emulus M. HALE,   b. Abt 1859, Des Moines County, IA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1866, Des Moines County, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 7 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 15 Oct 2017 21:10:14 
    Family ID F7416  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart