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Porter Hale

Male Abt 1818 - Yes, date unknown


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  • Name  Porter Hale  [1
    Born  Abt 1818  Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Male 
    Alt. Spelling/AKA 
    • According to the SteenFamily2 database at World Connect (Rootsweb), his name was "James Porter" Hale.
    Census  1840  Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • See the full enumeration under his father, Richard Hale: 1 free white male(s) age 20-30: Porter Hale (abt age 21/22)
    Census  1850  Wayne Township, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • (Living with his wife, Louisa, and children: Jane, Dorothy, Aheart, and Martha Hale:) Line Number: 1, Dwelling Number: 710, Family Number: 710: Porter Hale, age 32, male, occupation farmer, value of real estate $420, born in Tennessee
    Iowa State Census  1856  Scott Township, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • (Married to "Louiza," living with her and children: "M. J.," "Dartha," Airhart, Martha, "L. A.," and Ezila Hale:) Line #29, Dwelling #7, Family #7: Porter Hale, age 39, male, married, had lived 30 years in Iowa, born in Tennessee, occupation farmer, native voter (male) available for militia, acres of meadow: 7; tons of hay: 8; bushels of grass seed: 1; acres of spring wheat: 12; bushels harvested: 150; acres of winter wheat: 7; bushels harvested: 900; acres of corn: 18; bushels harvested: 1000; acres of potatoes:; bushels harvested: 25; number of hogs sold: 17; value of hogs sold: $100; number of cattle sold: 5; value of cattle sold: $125; pounds of butter manufactured: 300; value of domestic manufacture: $20
    Census  1860  Scott Township, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • (Living with his wife, Maria Hale, and children: Mary, Dortha, Airhart, Martha, Eliza, Ezilla, and "Christeen" Hale (listed as male). The family was enumerated on two census images:) Line Number: 39, Dwelling Number: 3523, Family Number: 3134: Porter Hale, age 41, male, occupation farmer, value of real estate $3000, value of personal estate $400, born in Tennessee
    Census  1860  Scott Township, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • (The second 1860 census image of the family of Porter Hale listed children, Mary, Dortha, Airhart, Martha, Eliza, Ezilla, and "Christeen" Hale.)
    Census  1870  Scott Township, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • (Living with his wife, Nancy, and children: Airhart, Eliza A., Ezilla, Jestina, Finley, James, and Charles Hale as well as farm laborer William Clemens, age 15:) Line Number: 25, Dwelling Number: 114, Family Number: 114: Porter Hale, age 54, male, white, occupation farmer, value of real estate $5600, value of personal estate $150, born in Tennessee, male over 21 years of age

      William Clemens, age 15, male, white, occupation works on the farm, born in Iowa, attended school during the census year
    Census  1880  Scott Township, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • (Married to Nancy, living with her and sons James and Charley:)
      Line Number 13, Dwelling Number 64, Family Number 66:
      Porter Hale, white, male, age 63, head of household, married, occupation farmer, born in Tennessee, father born in (nothing listed), mother born in (nothing listed)
    Iowa State Census  1885  Scott Township, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • (Married to Nancy A., living with her and son, Charles Hale:) Line number: 1, Dwelling number: 126, Family number: 126: Porter Hale, 73 Township, Range 5, Section 11; Address Lt. 3, Bld..?; age 73, male, married, occupation mail carrier, born in Tennessee, father's nativity: native, mother's nativity: native
    Died  Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID  I5470  All Families
    Last Modified  31 Mar 2015 

    Father  Richard Hale,   b. Abt 1780, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Oct 1872 
    Mother  Jane Kirkland,   b. Abt 1790, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Mar 1870 
    Married  Bef 1812  [1
    Moved  Abt 1837  Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Biography  1975  New London, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    The History of New London, Iowa 
    • Hale

      William Hale owned land in Section 13 of New London Township northeast of New London in 1840. He could have been the father of the Hales listed as farmers in Section 26 of Canaan Township in the 1879 History of Henry County, L. Hale, John D. Hale, and R. E. Hale (This is incorrect. He may have been a brother, but the father was Richard Hale of Pleasant Grove Township.)

      Among the children of R. E. (sic: R.T.) Hale were Robert (R.E.), William, and Sherman. Robert married Fannie Bishop, and they were the parents of Pearl (Mrs. John Allen.) William Hale married Anna Tucker. William Hale, according to the New London Journal of April 2, 1931, had lived on the same farm for 65 years, and his son Ira (1882-1931) and family lived there, too.

      Ira Hale married Florence Hand, and their children were Everett, who died in childhood, Ada (Mrs. Cecil) Venghaus, Vera (Mrs. Cecil) Miller, Woodrow, and Arlene. Ira Hale was accidentally killed when he went to check on his sheep one night, carrying a gun because of the dogs that had been bothering them. He fell, and the gun discharged, killing him. Ira's son, Woodrow Hale, married Freda Iles, and they reared their daughters, Shirley (Mrs. Dale) Blint and Wanda (Mrs. Jack) Wormington, the fourth generation, on the farm William Hale bought in 1888. Woodrow and Freda still live there.

      Arlene Hale is listed in Who's Who of American Women as the author of dozens of books. She wrote poetry in the 1940s, then magazine articles, and about 1950 began writing books of light fiction, romances, and young people's books, many of them about nurses. She writes under her own name and several psudonyms - Gail Everett, Louise Christopher, and Lynn Williams.

      John D. Hale married Sarah Lee, and their children were Levi, Will, Mary, Emma (Mrs. Thomas) Coad, and Anna (Mrs. Frank) Potter.

      Levi Hale (1852-1922) was born near Mt. Union. He married Laura Lease (died 1936), the daughter of James W. (1832-1915) and Celia Willeford Lease. The Willefords were very early settlers in Henry County. James Lease was a Civil War soldier. Levi and Laura Lease Hale were the parents of John Arnold Hale and Nelli (Mrs. Arthur) McCosh.
    Family ID  F2142  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Maria Eliza Louisa Hochreiter,   b. 8 Nov 1822, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Oct 1865, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Alt. Marriage  21 Sep 1841  Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Married  30 Sep 1841  Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Mary Jane Hale,   b. Abt 1844, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Dorothy Hale,   b. Abt 1846, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    >3. Airhart C. Hale,   b. Feb 1847, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1920
     4. Martha Hale,   b. Abt 1849, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Eliza A. "Lida" Hale,   b. Abt 1853, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    >6. Ezilla Hale,   b. 14 Sep 1855, near Winfield, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Dec 1929, Clarinda, Page County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    >7. Justine Melvina Hale,   b. 9 Mar 1858, Winfield, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Apr 1938, Walla Walla, Walla Walla County, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location
    >8. Finley Bartholomew Hale,   b. 4 Jan 1861, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1944, Montevallo Township, Vernon County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location
    >9. James Porter Hale,   b. 21 May 1863, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jul 1945, Los Angeles County, California Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F2162  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Nancy A. (Unknown),   b. 1831, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  Bef Feb 1870  [1
    Children 
     1. Charles B. Hale,   b. Feb 1870, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F15279  Group Sheet

  • Documents
    The First Voters in New London Township, Henry County, Iowa, in 1840
    The First Voters in New London Township, Henry County, Iowa, in 1840
    The following text was transcribed from a 1975 centennial edition of the town of New London, Iowa's newspaper, The New London Journal. The article was originally written by Margaret "Ruth" (De Long) Peterson. This list is printed on page 30 of that edition:

    An 1840 list of voters in New London Township was published in The New London Journal, April 30, 1936. The information came from 1840 poll books owned by Beth Portlock (Mrs. William) Griffith. The Journal cautioned, "Many names are spelled incorrectly, since it is evident the clerk of election wrote the names as they sounded." The election was held October 5, 1840, to select a delegate to Congress, a Representative, and various county and local officials. There were seven precincts in Henry County for the 1840 election: Baltimore, Jefferson, Rome, Mt. Pleasant, New London, Crooked Creek ([includes the town of] Winfield - where only eight voted), and Salem. Voters in other precincts were listed in Journals of the spring and summer of 1936. The New London precinct election was held at the house of Moses Dray, who was the justice of the peace for the township.

    Those on the list who appear in this database include: David Brown, Frederick Lee, Hezekiah Lee, Isaaac Sampson, Isaac J. Redfern, Jacob Burge, Jacob Prickett, Jeremiah Lee, John Calkins Sampson, John Lee, John Sampson, Jonathan Jackson King, Nathaniel Fox, Porter Hale, William Anderson, William Hale, and William Hardin.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1202] World Connect - Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families: frostinaz01, (last updated: 2008-02-27 12:03:11 UTC (Wed), contact: J. Michael Frost) (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S5270] World Connect - SteenFamily2: :399063, (last updated: Sun Jul 7 16:25:18 2002, contact: Robert Steen) (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S4989] 1840 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Des Moines County, Iowa Territory; page(s) 169

    4. [S366] 1850 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Page Number: 418 209, Wayne Township, Henry County, Iowa; enumerated on September 6, 1850

    5. [S424] 1856 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Scott Township, Henry County, Iowa; pages 224-225; Roll: IA_56

    6. [S451] 1860 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Page Number: 457, Scott Township, Henry County, Iowa; Post Office: Winfield; enumerated on August 30, 1860

    7. [S451] 1860 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Page Number: 458, Scott Township, Henry County, Iowa; Post Office: Winfield; enumerated on August 30, 1860

    8. [S267] 1870 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Page Number: 16, Scott Township, Henry County, Iowa; Sheet 333, Post Office: Mount Pleasant; enumerated on July 10, 1870

    9. [S628] 1880 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Scott Township, Henry County, Iowa; Page 8, Supervisor's District 1, Enumeration District 89, Sheet 219D; Enumerated on June 5, 1880

    10. [S929] 1885 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Scott Township, Henry County, Iowa, page 4; Roll: IA1885_200

    11. [S424] 1856 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Pleasant Grove Township, Des Moines County, Iowa; pages 790-791; Roll: IA_53

    12. [S266] New London, Iowa - New London Journal Centennial Edition Newspaper, M. Ruth (DeLong) Peterson, (published by The New London Journal on the occasion of the paper's centennial in 1975, Duane Griggs, editor; New London, Henry County, Iowa: composed and printed by The Hawk Eye; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa), page 182 (Reliability: 4).