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Simon HALE

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  • Name Simon HALE 
    Born 1 Jan 1758  Isle of Wight County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Burial Union Ridge Cemetery, Heralds Prairie Township, White County, IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Name Simeon HAIL 
    Name Simeon HAILE 
    Name Simeon HALE 
    Name Simon HAIL 
    Name Simon HAILE 
    Died 1842  Heralds Prairie Township, White County, IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried The Old Graveyard, Carmi, White County, IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • (1) Chapman, Blanche Adams, Wills And Administrations of Isle of Wight County, Virginia, 1647-1800, Book III, Smithfield, VA: 1938, p. 127:

      Simon HAILE was a witness to the will of Hezekiah FULGHAM dated August 27, 1786 and proven on December 7, 1786 in Isle of Wight County, VA.

      See also Virginia Land, Marriage, and Probate Records, 1639-1850 [database online], Provo, UT: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2004:

      Name: Simon Haile
      Date: Aug 27, 1786
      Location: Isle Of Wight, VA
      Notes: This probate record was extracted from microfilmed copies of the original Will Book.
      Remarks: Hezekiah Fulgham. Leg. - wife Patience; son Mathew; daughter Sally; son Mills; son Willis; son Stephen; son James; daughter Nancy Fulgham. Exs., brothers Michael and Jesse Fulgham.
      Description: Witness
      Book date: 10-41
      Prove date: Dec 7, 1786

      (2) http://freepages.misc.rootsweb.com/~vataxlists/IsleWight/1790PersonalB /09.jpg:

      Simon HAILE is listed in a 1790 personal property tax list of Isle of Wight County, VA. Following is the information in the list relating to Simon:

      Date of receiving Lists from Individuals: June 12
      Persons names chargeable with Tax: Simon Haile
      No. of White Males above 21 Years: Simon Haile
      No. of white Males above 16 & under 21:
      Blacks above 16:
      Blacks 12 & under 16:
      Horses, Mares, Colts & mules: 2
      Carriage Wheels:
      Billiard Tables:
      No. of Stud horses:
      Rates of covering & season:

      (3) Chapman, Blanche Adams, Wills And Administrations of Isle of Wight County, Virginia, 1647-1800, Book III, Smithfield, VA: 1938, p. 163:

      Simon HAILE was a beneficiary under the will of his father, John HAILE, dated January 1, 1792 and proven on September 1, 1794 in Isle of Wight County, VA. Simon was also one of the executors of his father's estate.

      See also Virginia Land, Marriage, and Probate Records, 1639-1850 [database online]. Provo, UT: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2004:

      Name: Simon Haile
      Date: Jan 1, 1792
      Location: Isle Of Wight, VA
      Notes: This probate record was extracted from microfilmed copies of the original Will Book.
      Remarks: John Haile, the elder. Leg. - wife Hannah; son Simon; granddaughter Lavania Bracey; son Joseph; refers to son John, decd.; son-in-law Solomon Bracey; to Moses Hatchell; to William Hatchell; to Peter Hatchell; son Simon; to Diana Hatchell; after wife's [Note by compiler: The remarks end here.]
      Description: Son, Executor
      Book date: 10-297
      Prove date: Sep 1, 1794

      (4) Chapman, Blanche Adams, Wills And Administrations of Isle of Wight County, Virginia, 1647-1800, Book III, Smithfield, VA: 1938, p. 197:

      Simon HAILE was a beneficiary under the will of his step-mother, Hannah (MORRIS) (HATCHELL) HAILE, dated April 19, 1799 and proven on June 3, 1799 in Isle of Wight County, VA.

      See also Virginia Land, Marriage, and Probate Records, 1639-1850 [database online], Provo, UT: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2004:

      Name: Simon Haile
      Date: Apr 19, 1799
      Location: Isle Of Wight, VA
      Notes: This probate record was extracted from microfilmed copies of the original Will Book.
      Remarks: Hannah Haile. Leg. - son Simon and his daughter Olive Haile; neice [sic] Lavina Bracey; daughter Daisey Smith; son William Hatchel; stepdaughter Molly Harris.
      Description: Son
      Book date: 11-205
      Prove date: Jun 3, 1799

      [Note by compiler: Simon HAILE was a step-son of Hannah HAILE.]

      (5) A household headed by Simon HALE is listed in the 1800 census of Carteret County, NC.

      Listed in Simon's household are 2 free white males under 10 years of age; 2 free white males between 10 and 16 years of age; 1 free white male between 26 and 45 years of age; 1 free white female under 10 years of age; 1 free white female between 16 and 26 years of age; and 1 free white female between 26 and 45 years of age.

      Assuming that Simon is the free white male listed in the 1800 census as then being between 26 and 45 years of age, he would have been born between 1755 and 1744, according to the 1800 census.

      Assuming that Simon's wife is the free white female listed in the 1800 census as then being between 26 and 45 years of age, she would have been born between 1755 and 1744, according to the 1800 census.

      Assuming that the other persons in Simon's household are children of Simon and/or his wife, those children would have consisted of four sons (two of which sons would have been born between 1784 and 1790, and two of which sons would have been born between 1790 and 1800, according to the 1800 census) and two daughters (one of which daughters would have been born between 1774 and 1784, and one of which would have been born between 1790 and 1800, according to the 1800 census).

      (6) A household headed by Simon HALL is listed in the 1810 census of Portsmouth, Carteret County, NC. Simon HALL's name was similar to Simon HAIL's name, and Simon HAIL resided in Carteret County, NC at the time of the prior census in 1800. However, it is doubtful that Simon HALL was the same person as Simon HAIL. According to a Revolutionary War pension application filed by Simon HAIL in 1838, Simon resided in TN at the time of the 1810 census. No 1810 census is available for TN.

      (7) According to Jan Goforth of McHenry, IL, the following HALEs are listed in an 1812 tax list of Bedford County, TN:

      Simon HALE (The spelling of his surname in the list was originally HALL, but was changed to show that the correct spelling of his name was HALE.)
      Levi HALE
      Asa HALE
      William HALE

      Also, according to Ms. Goforth, the following additional HALES are listed in an 1812 tax list of Bedford County, TN:

      William HALE
      Jesse HALE

      (8) A household headed by Simon HALE is listed in the 1820 census of Bedford County, TN.

      Listed in Simon's household are 1 free white male between 16 and 26 years of age; 1 free white male between 26 and 45 years of age; 1 free white male over 45 years of age; 2 free white females between 10 and 16 years of age; 1 free white female between 16 and 26 years of age; and 1 free white female over 45 years of age.

      Assuming that Simon is the free white male listed in the 1820 census as then being over 45 years of age, he would have been born before 1775, according to the 1820 census.

      Assuming that Simon's wife is the free white female listed in the 1820 census as then being over 45 years of age, she would have been born before 1775, according to the 1820 census.

      Assuming that the other persons in Simon's household are children of Simon and/or his wife, those children would have consisted of two sons (one of which sons would have been born between 1775 and 1794, and one of which sons would have been born between 1794 and 1804, according to the 1820 census) and three daughters (one of which daughters would have been born between 1794 and 1804, and two of which daughters would have been born between 1804 and 1810, according to the 1830 census).

      (9) American Revolutionary War Rejected Pensions [database online], Provo, UT: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2000:

      Name: Simon Hail
      State: Illinois
      Location: Carmi, White
      Reason: For specification and proof of service.

      (10) The following documents, reformatted here for the purpose of clarity, are contained in Simon HAIL's Revolutionary War Pension Application file:

      Declaration

      In order to obtain the benefit of the act of Congress passed June 7th 1832:

      State of Illinois )
      ) SS
      White County )

      On this eleventh day of April A.D. 1838 personally appeared in Open Court before the judge of the Fourth judicial Circuit in the State of Illinois, now sitting in the County of White State of Illinois, Simon Hail a resident of said County in the State of Illinois aged eighty years, who being first duly sworn according to Law, doth on his oath make the following declaration, in order to obtain the benefit of the Act of Congress passed June 7th 1832.

      That he entered the service of the United States as a Volunteer in the early part of the year of our Lord 1777. That he served during this tour about eight weeks. That he was in no engagement, but was continually during the time with scouting parties. That he volunteered as a Volunteer in the militia. That the names of the Officers under whom he served were Col. Wells, Maj. George Be___ and Capt. Mills Laurence.

      He volunteered again in 1778 and was absent 8 weeks. That he was in no engagement during this time and engaged in scouting parties. His Officers were the same as before except his Capt. who during this time was Emanuel Wells.

      That he was again called out in 1779 and served 8 weeks in scouting parties, the same General Officers whom he was under in his first tour, his Capt. was Capt John Hodge.

      That he was again called upon and Volunteered in 1781. That he continued in service 18 months and was discharged but a few weeks previous to the surrender of Cornwallis, all of which time he was engaged in scouting parties securing the Country, and that he served as orderly Sergeant during all or a considerable portion of this tour. That he was in no skirmish or engagement of any note, nor was stationed at any one place for any considerable length of time?That Col. Wells commanded the regiment to which he belonged, and that his Captains name was Thomas Fearn. He cannot state the day of the month in which he entered the service in either of afotementioned tours, but thinks he entered the service first in the Winter of 1777?that he served as a Volunteer in the Militia. That he cannot say whether Col. Wells was a Genl in the army or not, or was a Genl before he went into the army. Sometimes they called him (Wells) General and sometimes Col. That he has no documentary evidence and that he knows of no person whose testimony he can procure who can testify to his services. And that he has no written discharge.

      Further he states that he was Born in Isle of Wight County in Virginia in 1758. That he has no record of his age. That he lived in said County when he volunteered into the army. That he lived there till 1797. Then removed to Cartright County N. Carolina and lived there till 1806. Then removed to East Tennessee on Pigeon River where he lived 1 year. Then removed to W. Tennessee Smith County. Lived there 1 year. Then removed to Bedford County West Tennessee and lived there 14 years. Then came to White County and State of Illinois where he has resided ever since.

      John Porter and James Silsman live in my neighborhood and can testify as to my character for veracity and Their belief in my services as a revolutionary soldier.

      He hereby relinquishes any claim whatever to a pension or annuity except the present and declares that his name is not on The Pension Roll of the agency of any State in the United States.

      /s/ Simon Hail

      Sworn to and subscribed the day and year aforesaid before me.

      /s/ Jas. Ratcliff, Clk.

      Mr. John Porter a Clergyman residing in the County of White and State of Illinois and James Silsman of the same County and State do hereby certify that we are well acquainted with Simon Hail who has subscribed and sworn to the above declaration, that we believe him to be eighty years of age. That he is respected and believed in the neighborhood where re resides to have been a solider in the Revolution and . . . . [The copy of the Declaration in the file ends here.]

      * * *

      February 12, 1932

      Mrs. Oscar Seiffer
      Evansville
      Indiana

      RA-J/MCS

      Dear Madam:

      Reference is made to your letter of January 15, 1932, requesting information in regard to Samuel Hale or Simon Hale, a soldier of the Revolution.

      The Revolutionary War records of this office fail to afford any information in regard to a Samuel Hale of Virginia and Illinois and the following is the history of the only soldier named Simon Hale (search under all spellings of the name) that is found in said records.

      The data contained herein are obtained from papers on file in pension claim, R. 4435, based upon the Revolutionary War service of Simon Hale, Hail or Haile (he signed all three ways).

      He was born January 1, 1758, in Isle of Wight County, Virginia.

      He applied for pension April 11, 1838, while living in White County, Illinois.

      He alleged that while a resident of Isle of Wight County, Virginia, he enlisted in 1777, 1778 or 1779, and served four tours of eight weeks each, his service ending three weeks before the capture of Cornwallis, and that he was private and orderly sergeant with the Virginia troops under Captains Mills Lawrence, Emanuel Wells, John Hodge and Thomas Fearn, and Colonel Brook Wells.

      His claim for pension was not allowed as he failed to furnish proof of the alleged service.

      He stated that he moved to "Cartright County, North Carolina," in 1797, moved to East Tennessee in 1806, one year later moved to Smith County, Tennessee, one year later moved to Bedford County, Tennessee, and fourteen years later moved to White County, Illinois.

      In 1854, one Ana [Asa?] Hale was living in White County, Illinois, relation to soldier not given.

      It was not stated whether the soldier was married.

      Very truly yours,

      A. D. HILLER
      Assistant to Administrator

      (11) Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales Database <http://www.sos.state.il.us/GenealogyMWeb/landsrch.html>:

      Purchaser: HAIL SIMEON
      Residence of Purchaser: WHITE
      Social Status:
      Legal Description:
      Aliquot Parts or Lot: NWNW
      Section Number: 01
      Township: 07S
      Range: 08E
      Meridan: 3
      County of Purchase: WHITE
      Details of Sale:
      Acres: 35.12
      Price per Acre: 1.25
      Total Price: 43.90
      Type of Sale: FD
      Date of Purchase: 03/02/1840
      Volume: 110
      Page: 163

      (12) Bureau of Land Management - General Land Office Records <http://www.glorecords.blm.gov>:

      Patent Description
      Names
      Patentee: SIMON HAIL
      Survey
      State: ILLINOIS
      Acres: 35.12
      Metes/Bounds: No
      Title Transfer
      Issue Date: 3/3/1843
      Land Office: Shawneetown
      Cancelled: No
      U.S. Reservations: No
      Mineral Reservations: No
      Authority: April 24, 1820: Sale-Cash Entry (3 Stat. 566)
      Document Numbers
      Document Nr.: 8921
      Accession/Serial Nr.: IL0100__.283
      BLM Serial Nr.: IL NO S/N
      Legal Land Description
      Aliquot Parts
      NWNW
      Sec./Block
      1/
      Township
      7-S
      Range
      8-E
      Fract. Section
      No
      Meridian
      3rd PM
      State
      IL
      Counties
      White
      Survey Nr.

      [Note by compiler: Although the land was purchased in 1840, the patent was not issued until 1843, after Simon's death.]

      (13) Devanny, Mrs. John S., comp., Soldiers of the American Revolution Buried in Illinois, Springfield, IL: Illinois Genealogical Society, 1976:

      HALE (Hail), SIMEON

      Born: 1758
      Died: 1842
      Buried: Union Ridge Cemetery, Harolds Prairie Township, White County, Illinois
      Service: Sergeant: Virginia troops
      Pension: H4435 (Va) (Hail or Hale, Simon). He applied for a pension from White County. Residence, Carmi, White County when pension claim rejected (Act June 7, 1832) "For specification and proof of service."
      Marker: His name is on a monument placed by Wabash Chapter DAR, Carmi, in 1936, honoring soldiers buried in White County. A Government Headstone bearing his name in the old cemetery, Carmi, was dedicated by Wabash Chapter on September 21, 1964.
      Sources: DAR, NSDAR, PENSION

      (14) Vaught, Harriet B., Cemeteries of White County, Illinois: 1970, vol. 1, p. 267:

      UNION RIDGE CEMETERY [Herald's Prairie Township, White County, IL]
      Soldiers

      REVOLUTIONARY

      Hale, Simeon

      (15) www.findagrave.com:

      Sr Simeon Hale
      Birth: 1758
      Death: 1842

      Inscription:
      VIRGINIA
      SGT VA TROOPS
      REVOLUTIONARY WAR

      Burial: The Old Graveyard, Carmi, White County, Illinois, USA

      Created by: Jason Presley
      Record added: May 07, 2005
      Find A Grave Memorial# 10927321

      (16) History of White County, IL, Chicago, IL: Inter-State Publishing Co., 1883, p. 883:

      His [Franklin Hale's] grandfather, Simon Hale, was in the whole Southern campaign of the Revolutionary war. He died in 1842 in his ninety-ninth year, in White County.

      (17) Following is a summary of events in the life of Simon HAIL, based upon a chronology prepared by the compiler's brother, Victor L. Frost II :

      January 1, 1758 - Simon is born in Isle of Wight County, VA.

      1772 - Simon's father, John HAILE, marries his second wife, Hannah (MORRIS) (HATCHELL) HAILE, in Isle of Wight County, VA. Simon is age 14.

      August 27, 1786 - Simon witnesses the will of Hezekiah FULGHAM in Isle of Wight County, VA. Simon is age 28.

      June 12, 1790 - Simon is listed in a personal property tax list of Isle of Wight County, VA.

      September 1, 1794 - The will of Simon's father, John HAILE, is submitted for probate in Isle of Wight County, VA. Simon is a beneficiary under the will, and is an executor of his father's estate. Simon is age 36.

      1797 - Simon moves to Carteret County, NC at age 39.

      June 3, 1799 - The will of Simon's step-mother, Hannah (MORRIS) (HATCHELL) HAILE, is submitted for probate in Isle of Wight County, VA. Simon is a beneficiary under the will. Simon is age 41.

      1800 - A household headed by Simon is listed in the census of Carteret County, NC. Simon is age 42.

      1806 - Simon moves to East TN on the Pigeon River at age 48.

      1807 - Simon moves to Smith County, TN at age 49.

      1808 - Simon moves to Bedford County, TN at age 50.

      1812 - Simon is listed in a tax list of Bedford County, TN.

      1820 - A household headed by Simon is listed in the census of Bedford County, TN. Simon is age 62.

      1822 - Simon moves to White County, IL at age 64.

      April 11, 1838 - Simon appears in court in White County, IL at age 80. He presents a claim for a federal Revolutionary War pension. He testifies that he served in scouting parties in Isle of Wight County, VA during periods of 1777 through 1779, and an 18-month tour beginning in 1781. He admits that he has no documentary evidence or actual witnesses of his service. Accordingly, his claim is eventually rejected.

      March 2, 1840 - Simon purchases 35.12 acres of federal land in White County, IL for $1.25 per acre. Simon is age 82.

      1840 - A man between the ages of 80 and 90, who is presumably Simon, is listed in a household headed by Simon's son, Asa HALE, in the census of White County, IL.

      1842 - Simon dies in White County, IL at age 84. He is buried in Union Ridge Cemetery, Heralds Prairie Township, in White County.

      March 3, 1843 - Simon is posthumously issued a patent for the 35.12-acre tract of land he purchased in White County, IL on March 2, 1840.
    Person ID I4494  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 5 Aug 2021 

    Father John HAILE, Sr.,   b. Abt 1714, Isle of Wight County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1 Jan 1792 and 1 Sep 1794, Isle of Wight County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years) 
    Mother --- (HAILE),   d. Bef 1772 
    Married Bef 1 Jan 1758 
    Family ID F2596  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth[?] HALE 
    Children 
     1. Richard HALE,   b. Between 1780 and 1790, Present-Day TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Oct 1872, Henry County, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 92 years)
     2. Asa HALE,   b. 1787, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Sep 1860, White County, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     3. Luke HALE,   b. Abt 1790, Present-Day TN Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. William HALE,   b. Abt 1800, NC Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Olive HALE
    Last Modified 5 Aug 2021 
    Family ID F1402  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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