Chapter 22 - Gale/Gayle Strays in America - Part II
I. JOSEPH GOFF GALE (1807-1881), a pioneer of Oregon, was born on 4/29/1807 in Washington, D.C., to Joseph Gale, a sea captain from Pennsylvania, and his wife Mary Goff Gale, who both died while Joseph was still young. He received early training as a sailor, later working as a fur trader, farmer, entrepreneur, politician, and gold miner in the California Gold Rush. Around 1828 he traveled to the Pacific Coast with the Bean-Sinclair party but was shipwrecked off the California Coast. He traveled the Santa Fe Trail from Missouri to Taos, departing Santa Fe in October of 1831 as a member of Ewing Young's second expedition to California. Their mission was to transport horses and mules from California to sell in the Missouri Valley and to trap beaver and sea otter in the Rocky Mountains for fur trading. They were successful in this venture and Joseph arrived with the livestock in New Mexico in 1832 with his associate David Jackson.

In July of 1833 Joseph joined a fur trapping expedition led by Joseph Walker travelling from the Great Salt Lake to California via the Humboldt River and crossing the Sierra Nevada near Yosemite Valley. The party reached the Pacific Coast in November and began their return trip to the Rockies in February of 1834. Joseph stayed in California and joined Ewing Young and his party on a cattle drive from California to Oregon, arriving in the Willamette Valley in October of 1834. Joseph was then employed by Nathaniel Wyeth in the construction of Fort Hall in Pocatello, Idaho. A year later he led a party to the Gallatin River where he and his men, including Kit Carson and Joe Meek, were engaged in a battle with the hostile Blackfoot Indian tribe, but survived.

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Joseph continued to work at Fort Hall until August of 1837 when the fort was sold to the Hudson Bay Company. At that point Joseph began trapping for the company and trading as part of the Rocky Mountain Fur Company. He met and married an Indian woman, Eliza (?? -??), the daughter of Old Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce, and the couple had seven children, two of whom were born at Fort Hall in 1837 and 1838. Before the Nez Perce War in 1877 Young Chief Joseph and the Wallowa Nez Perce would often come and stay with Joseph and Eliza during their visits to Eagle Valley, a traditional hunting and fishing territory for the tribe.

With the decline of the international market for beaver furs Joseph, like many other trappers, moved his family to Oregon, leaving Fort Hall in 1839 and settling west of the Cascade Mountains at Washington County, Oregon. There he began working at the Methodist Mission sawmill but within a year he moved his family again, settling on the Tualatin Plains where they were joined by families of other mountain men. Meanwhile the influx of settlers to Oregon resulted in the lack of a sustainable economy and a shortage of livestock. Consequently, in 1840 a group of residents began construction of sailing vessel to carry cattle and other livestock north from San Francisco. Building of the ship
Star of Oregon began on Swan Island in Portland under the supervision of ship carpenter Felix Hathaway. Work progressed slowly and Hathaway, becoming skeptical of the outcome, quit before completion. Joseph took charge of the project and was offered command and an expanded share of ownership. He sold his farm on the Tualatin Plains to raise money for the ship's construction and the project was moved to Oregon City. Joseph moved his family once again to Champoeg while he worked on the schooner during the summer and fall and at the Methodist Mission sawmill during the winter and spring of 1841 to 1842.

Meanwhile Joseph lacked master's papers so U. S. Navy Lt. Charles Wilkes, who was in Oregon commanding a squadron in the Pacific, provided a "crash" course in navigation. Gale passed the exam and his friend arranged to have the master's papers sent along before leaving Oregon waters. Lt. Wilkes sent his pupil a compass, kedge anchor, hawser, log line, two log glasses and an American flag and ensign. On 5/19/1841 the
Star of Oregon was launched at Oregon City as the first ocean-going vessel built in Oregon. On 8/27/1841 the schooner left for two weeks of trials on the Columbia River and the following September the vessel sailed for California with a crew of five inexperienced men and an Indian boy. Upon reaching the port of San Francisco the vessel was sold for 350 cows and the following spring Joseph and forty-two other men drove 1,250 head of cattle, 600 horses and mules, and 3,000 sheep back to Oregon.

Partly in recognition of his feat Joseph was named to the first Executive Committee of Oregon, serving with David Hill and Alanson Beers in 1843. He later served as Provisional Governor in 1843 - 44, joining only six men with a legitimate claim to being called the first Governor of Oregon. By 1844 he and his family had settled in Washington County, Oregon, on what became Gale's Creek, where Joseph established a grist mill and sawmill. At the time of the California gold rush, Joseph and his family left Willamette Valley in Oregon and settled in California, first at Mission San Jose and later near Fort Tejon in Los Angeles County where he again ran a sawmill. While in the latter location Joseph and his family were victims of the Great Fort Tejon earthquake on 1/9/1857 and Joseph suffered a severe injury while attempting to rescue his children from the ruins of his house.

In August of 1859 Joseph received a permit to operate a ferry over the Kern River, located on the main stage route from Los Angeles to San Francisco. Although the venture was profitable Joseph suffered losses in his business activities due to the termination of the Butterfield Overland Mail service in March of 1861 and the closing of Fort Tejon in June of that year. In January of 1862 a record flood washed away the ferry, state station, and much of the road connecting San Francisco with Los Angeles. Consequently, Joseph abandoned the ferry and moved yet again to Walla Walla in the Washington Territory where his daughter Frances and husband Thomas Page were living. By 1868 Joseph moved to Eagle Valley in Eastern Oregon and engaged in farming and other business activities related to the gold strikes in the Eagle Cap Mountains. He died on his farm on 12/13/1881 and was buried in the Eagle Valley cemetery, Richland, Baker County, Oregon. His widow, Eliza, moved to the Umatilla Indian Reservation where she died in 1905. She was buried in the Weston Cemetery in Weston, Umatilla County, Oregon. Her tombstone reads, "1819 - 1905 d/o Old Chief Joseph, Nez Perce Chief. w/o Joseph Gale, Provisional Governor of Oregon 1843 - 1844."
Grave of Joseph Gale, Eagle Valley, Oregon (
MAY 2, 1843
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Leonard, Jenas,
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Weber, David J.,
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Beall, Thomas J.,
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Santa Barbara Gazette, 1/22/1857

GALE FAMILY MEMBERS WHO CAME WEST OVER THE OREGON TRAIL IN 1853 [Immigration Rosters of the Elliott Cut-Off: 1853 & 1854, and Immigration Registration at Umatilla Agency, 1853, compiled by Leah Collins Menefee with assistance of Pam Frazier and Richard R. Milligan, 1984 - Sources Given: (1) A partial list compiled by the late Mrs. Leonore Barrett and Mrs. Ruth Richardson some years ago. (2) Accounts in various newspapers published since 1853. (3) Biographical histories of Oregon pioneers. (4) Family stories, never printed but handed down from generation to generation. (5) A list of immigrants to Oregon taken at Umatilla Agency, 1853, by Thomas K. Williams.]

ELIZABETH GALE (Abt. 1812, Ind. - ??) wife to Joseph M. Garrison, had children Elias (Abt. 1840, Ill. - ??); William R. (Abt. 1843, Ill. - ??) who served 2/3/63-2/3/66 with Oregon troops during Civil War; Zachariah T. (Abt. 1845, Ill. - ??) who served 2/3/63-2/3/66 Co. G, lst Ore. Cav., 1863-65; Joseph A. (Abt. 1847, Ill. - ??).
JAMES NEWTON GALE (1/11/1831, Hamilton Co., Iowa - 5/30/1889, Olympia, Wash.) was the son of Dr. William Gale of that state. He operated City Bookstore in Eugene, Oregon and served with the 2nd Oregon Mt. Vols. Cav., Co. "C" 1855-56. He was a journalist and editor of numerous papers in Washington and Oregon.
JOSEPH M. GALE (abt. 1798, Pa. - ??), the older brother of Dr. William Gale, resided in the Coast Fork precinct, Lane County, Oregon and appeared on the 1870 census as a farmer. He was probably the Joseph Gale serving in Co. A, 2nd Ore. Mt.Vols., 1855-56.
MARTHA JANE GALE (10/7/1826 - 3/19/1903, Jackson County, Oregon) married Jackson Hockersmith on 1/10/1846-47 in Davis County, Iowa. She was the daughter of Dr. William Gale. Children were George W. (?? - ??); Joseph William (2/26/1848 - ??); John Newton (12/27/1849 - ??); Jefferson Marion (2/18/1852 - 1/11/1857); and William Jones (4/5/1828 - 4/4/1859, Oregon)
MELISSA EVERETT GALE (?? - 1853) married John P. Kennedy (1826, Tenn. - ??) and died in childbirth on 7/16/1853 on Green River on the Oregon Trail en route west , leaving a son, Joseph Albert Kennedy.
NANCY ANN GALE (?? - 1/29/1859, Eugene, Oregon) married James Coonrod about 1851. Nancy Ann died at age 23 and James married (2) Elizabeth Kincaid on 9/7/1859 at Eugene, Lane County, Oregon.
REBECCA ELIZABETH GALE (10/13/1804, South Carolina - Abt. 1870, Oregon) married William Jones on 4/17/1825.
DR. WILLIAM GALE (6/27/1803, Lexington, Ky. - 7/27/1881, Jackson County, Ore.) was a homeopathic doctor and resided in Lane and Douglas Counties in Oregon and in California. William was buried at Phoenix, Ore.

I. JAMES GALE (??- 1868) was born in Maryland to unknown parents. He married MATILDA MANN (?? 8/1/1878) of Pennsylvania and first settled in Bedford County, Congress Township, Pennsylvania. They later moved to Pulaskiville where they settled on the "Wheat Farm" and raised a family of 11 children. James Gale died on 9/7/1868 and Matilda on 8/1/1878, both in Pennsylvania.

II. MELINDA (?? - 2/8/1855). II. BENJAMIN (?? - 1/25/1870)
II. FREDRICK 6/15/1836 - ??) married Lucy A. Heyler.
II. WILLIAM (?? - 11/2/1860)
II. ELIZABETH (10/4/1839 - ??) married in 1857 to Thomas H. Powell (7/31/1838, Morrow County - ??) the son of Daniel Powell (1805 - 12/24/1866) and Anna (Ayres) Powell (1808 - 7/5/1876-77) of Pennsylvania.
II. MARY (?? - ??)
II. ABNER (?? - ??)
II. AMY A. (?? - ??)
II. JOHN (?? - ??)
II. SARAH E. (?? - ??)
II. ELIZA C. (?? - 9/14/1859)

II. FREDERICK GALE (1836 - ??) was born in Pennsylvania to James and Matilda Mann Gale on 6/15/1836. He attended the common schools and worked on his father's farm, becoming quite skilled in the use of tools. At age 21 he began work as a carpenter and soon became known as a competent workman. Two of his projects included the Township Hall and the Grange Hall. On 10/20/1856 he married LUCY A. HYLER (11/9/1838, Pulaskiville - ??) daughter of James and Ann Jackson Hyler, and had two children. They spent the first five years of their married life in Congress Township where Frederick worked in construction. They later settled in Pulaskiville, Ohio, where Frederick held the office of Assessor and acquired 90 acres of land, including a spring and 25 acres of bottom land. On the property were two dens housing two species of ferrets used to control rats. Frederick also kept a collection of about 50 pigeons, consisting of eight varieties, some of them very rare.

III. REECE (1/22/1858 - ??)
III. NETT (5/2/1864 - ??)

HENRY GALE (Est. 1770 - ??) came to Philadelphia, PA at age 35 in 1805.

NICHOLAS GALE (Living 1753) was mentioned in a notice dated 6/21/1753 stating that he caned chairs, "He is to be spoke with at the house of William Cunningham at the sign of the Rising Sun in Market Street. [On 11/14/1754 another notice stated that chairs were caned by the "widow Gale," living opposite William Callender's in Front Street. There was also a Nicholas Gale (Living 1771) in Philadelphia, PA.

LEVI H. GALE (?? - ??) was living in Rhode Island. The Levi H. Gale House, 89 Touro Street in Newport, Rhode Island, is also known as the Jewish Community Center. The Greek Revival style structure is listed on the National Register as Building #71000022. It is privately owned.


JOHN GALE, a carpenter, arrived in South Carolina befpre 1700 from the island of Jamaica.
CHARLES J. GAYLE (Living 1888) appeared in the Birmingham City Directory, 1888 - 1890, as a Clerk, residing at 706 24th Street. He also appeared as a Glazier - Birmingham Paint & Glass.
CHRISTOPHER/KIT GAYLE (?? - 5/31/1780) was hanged after he and one Sam Dinkins fired on Lord Rowdon's troops when they passed through the High Hills of Santee. Kit was hanged to a tree and Dinkins was taken in irons to the recently established post in Camden. (Possibly a son of Josiah, who was hanged at Camden)
GEORGE LUDWIG GAIL (Living 1782) arrived at Charleston, SC
JOHN GALE: 6/22/1789: The will of George Bell of St. Bartholomew's Parish, Charleston, bequeathed to John Gale, "…my working tools, which I order him to get immediately after my decease." (Worley)

SIMON GALE (Living 1810) was listed in the census records of Darlington Dist., SC.

C. W. GAYLE (?? - ??) was on the roll of the Palmetto Light Battery, S. C. Volunteers: Corporal C. W. Gayle; Edgefield Dist., SC
MR. GALE (?? - ??) was mentioned in an account of the Wee Nee Volunteers of Wmsbg. "Mr. Gale, carriage merchant and maker," loaned a pony to a member of the regiment.

HARRISON GALE (Living 1840) Marion District.
LOURANEY GAYLE (Abt. 1808 - 9/2/1887, SC) was living in the Peedee section of Marion County. She married TIMOTHY HARRELSON and had a son, Alen D. Harrelson. The name Louraney is also spelled Leurany, Arena, Rena, Lurena, Loucindy, and Lourany in the Marion census over the years. She is buried at Piney Grove Baptist Church Cemetery at Gaddys Mill, Dillon County, South Carolina. [Information courtesy of GGG Grandaughter, Ann Gammon Jacks]. SEE
listing on FindAGrave
SAMUEL GAYLE (Living 1840) appeared on the 1840 Census of Marion County.

WILLIAM R. GAYLE (Living 1840-50) was listed on census records for Sumter, SC

JAMES GALE: 1820 Census: Listed between the ages of 16 and 26 with a female over 45 in his household.
JOSEPH GALE (Living 1790) appeared on 7/31/1790 on a report of Americans with Mississippi passports arriving at Natchez on flatboats from Kentucky: Master of boats was Joseph Balburgh and employees returning included Joseph Gale.
NATHANIEL GALE (?? - ??) served as a captain in the Militia Cavalry (SC Roster).

RICHARD W. GALE (Living 1861) was a member of the Twelfth Infantry, South Carolina Volunteers, Company B, Campbell Rifles, York County. His name appears on a roster and list of casualties at the Battle of Groveton and Winchester. On August 15, 1861 the Yorkville Enquirer carried the roster of the Campbell Rifles a company composed of men mostly from Yorkville and the nearby countryside. The men had reported to Camp Lightwood knot Springs (now Fort Jackson, near Columbia, SC) the week before. [Officers were Miller, John L., Captain; Dunlap, W.S., 1st Lt.; Bell, Thomas J., 2nd Lt.; Bigham, J.H., 3rd Lt., DOW 9/14/1862 2nd Manassas VA; Private R. W. Gale et al.

WILLIAM NATHANIEL GALE (ABT. 1740 - BEF. 1820) was born about 1740 to unknown parents, possibly in Virginia. He lived at the Watauga Settlement, Carter County, Tennessee, about 1802 and was in Sullivan County in 1809 where he kept a "house of entertainment" on Reedy Creek road. He had at least one sister, SUSANNA (ca. 1746 - 1794), who married Henry Helvey (1742 - 1792) of Shenandoah County and later Wythe County, Virginia. Susanna Gale's first husband may have been Corvin/Corwin/Colwin since she mentions son John Corvin in her will. She also had a daughter, Catharina (1760 - abt. 1845, Callway Co, Missouri), who married (1) Mr. Herndon and (2) James Robinson, or Roberson by whom she had a son, Craig Roberson/Robinson.

According to descendant Justin Howery,
Catherina led quite a wild life. She was mistress of the wealthy fur trapper Joseph Barron and had children by him: William Nathaniel in 1801 (whom she named for her uncle), Joanna about 1803, and Catherine about 1805. Sometime in through here, (Catharina) was living in Wythe County, Virginia when she got word of an Indian raid. When her lover didn't come home, she assumed that he'd been killed. She sent her son to live with her uncle in TN and also went there herself not long after. The uncle, William Nathaniel Gale (being childless) adopted his great nephew, William Nathaniel Gale Barron. She married in TN to James Roberson, then settled in Lee Co, VA with him a bit after 1810. In the meantime, Joseph Barron came home, found her gone, and couldn't find her. He married a Rhoda Finley in 1803 and had a child by her, Jane Rhodes Barron in 1806……By her Robinson husband, Catharina Helvey had another group of kids, then after her husband died in 1835/6, the whole lot moved off to northwestern Missouri. Joseph Barron died 1815/6 in Sullivan Co, TN, and remembered all of Catharina Helvey's children - Barrons and Robinsons alike - in his will. William N.G. Barron and his full-sister Joanna Barron both married into the Collier family of Lee Co, VA.

In 1823 Henry L. Sheffey testified that about 1805 he and Thomas Warner took the illegitimate son of Joseph Barron, 'acknowledged by him as such,' then between four and five years old to the residence of William N. Gale in Tennessee where the child was left. Gale had no children of his own as Sheffy stated, "Gale and Barron were on terms of great intimacy and friendship." The child, living in Lee County, Virginia, and identified as William N. Gale Barron stated that he went to live with Gale when he was four years old. He left Gale when he was 17 or 18 years old and spent eight months at Cumberland {that is, in Lee County, where his mother lived}, and spent eight months at Cumberland Gap. Gale had sent him to school about four years and he learned reading, writing and common arithmetic as "far as addition of vulgar fractions". He worked for Gale when he was 15 or 16 years old. From 1809 Gale kept a house of entertainment in Sullivan County, Tennessee, on Reedy Creek Road, on the way to Lee Court House. The boy worked at feeding horses and did other work 'as bound boys do.' He was mentioned in Barron's will.
[Records indicate that the boy was "treated pretty much as a houseboy in a brothel" and that he was working for his uncle in Sullivan County in 1809. He later moved back to Virginia to live near his mother and step-father, James Roberson.]

MATTHEW GALE (?? - ??) married Elizabeth Crawford

BETSY GALE (Living 1822) married Rhodes Fry on 4/17/1822 in Knox County, Tenn.

ELIZABETH GAYLE (1830 - ??) appeared on the 1850 census of Maury County as age 20, born in Louisiana.

BETSY GALE (Living 1806) married William Cathy on 4/9/1806.

POLLY GALE (1820 - ??), age 30, appeared on the 1850 Census with Sally Gale (26), John Gale (3), Mariah Gale (9), Harriett Gale (9), all born in Tennessee.

MATTHEW GALE (Living 1782) was named in a suit between himself and William Saffold on 5/27/1782 when it was ordered that a deposition be issued to take the testimony of William Cooper, George Underwood, Vardary McBee, a Revolutionary soldier of Lincoln and Tryon Counties in NC, and others. The records of Washington District (afterwards Washington Co., Tenn.) show that one William McBee was living on Lick Creek about 1781-82.

WILLIAM B. GALE (1813 - ??), age 37, appeared on the 1850 Census in Lavaca County, Texas with his wife Nancy, age 35, born in Kentucky and children James E., age 16; William A., age 14, born in Arkansas; John L., age 11, born in Arkansas; Jeremiah, age 7, Arkansas; George M., age 5, Arkansas; Robert, age 4, Arkansas; Sarah, age 2, born in Texas; and Elizabeth A., age 1, born in Texas.
J. A. GALE (?? - 2/2/1863), Pvt., Company B, 24th Texas Cavalry, was buried.

JAMES GALE (1825 - ??), born in Louisiana, was listed on the 1850 Census for Shelby County as age 25.

ELI GALE: (6/5/1757 - Living 1832) applied for a pension from Rutland County, Vermont, at age 75 on 7/24/1832. Of the Vermont Line, he lived at Poultney, Vermont, when he enlisted. According to his pension he was born at Pittsfield, Massachusetts, but after the war lived at Poultney, Granville, Hampton, West Haven, and in 1826 moved to Orwell, Vermont.]
EPHRAIM GALE (4/1/1760, MA - 7/4/1824, VT) Pvt., Vermont, married (1) Lydia Bullock (1792 - 3/2/1838, age 46), (2) Molly Rice (9/2/1761, Guilford - 3/19/1848), daughter of Micah and Silence Rice, (3) Catherine Hubbard (1808 - 1/23/1850, age 42). Ephraim appeared in the 1791 Census in Guilford, Windham County, VT and served in Captain Parson's Company, Col. Jonathan Williams' Regt. Detached Militia for 2 months and 13 days in 1812.
ISAAC GALE & JOSIAH GALE were original proprietors of Townshend, Windham County, Vermont, but may not have lived there.
SOLOMON GALE (?? - Living 1787) was one of the first settlers of Sutton, Windham County, Vermont. A daughter born to Solomon was the first white child born in the town. In 1788 a meeting was held in a neighboring town and Solomon, along with others, was elected as a selectman.
WILLIAM HENRY GALE (1814, Vermont - 9/13/1874) married Patience Stanbury (12/12/1813 in Stark County, Ohio on 12/4/1834 in Huron County, Ohio. He died on 9/13/1874, though his headstone in Sandusky County, Ohio reads 1875.
CHILDREN OF WILLIAM HENRY & PATIENCE STANBURY GALE: WILLIAM N. (8/1/1836, Ohio, - 12/16/1913, Fort Wayne, Indiana) married on 4/12/1866 to Peddy Finch (3/20/1836, NY - 11/1/1887, Green Springs, Ohio), daughter of Elias B. and Laura S. Mills Finch. They had children Neal Finch, Roy and James Gale. MARY (Abt. 1838, Ohio - 9/10/1906, Clyde, Sandusky Co., Ohio) married Charles Dirlam (?? - 5/3/1908) on 3/10/1857. STANBERY (1839, Ohio - 1855). GEORGE (1842, Ohio - 1865, buried in Colwell Cemetery,Sandusky County, Ohio) married Daniel Stinchcomb (?? - 6/7/1890) on 12/15/1864 in Sandusky Co., Ohio. KATE ARABELLE (Abt. 1845, Ohio - 2/16/1929, Bellefontaine, Ohio). ORA GALE (Abt. 1848 - 6/22/1916, Tonapah, Nevada) married a Mr. Jackson.

LUCY GALE (1770 - ??) appeared on the 1850 Census in Caroline County as age 80 with George, 22; Ann J., 19; Catherine, 40. (Allied w/Robertson)
MARY L. GAYLE (1848, Caroline County, Va. - ??) married Robert L. Atkinson (1842, Hanover County, Va. - ??) and had children Oscar Bruce (10/25-1873 - ??), Emma F. (1874 - ??), Joseph E. (6/10/1875 - ??), William B. (1878 - ??), Wiley J. (1879 - ??), Magadellena "Maggie" (12/30/1880 - ??), and twins Mary L. and Robert L. Atkinson (3/11/1883 - ??).

JOHN GAYLE (Living 1873) married Bettie Jo Elam on 12/1873 in Charlotte County.

AUGUSTUS GALE: 1830 Census

JACOB GALE: 1830 Census

JOHN: 1810 - 1820 Census
SAMUEL: 1810 Census
WILLIAM: 1830 Census

LEVIN: 1820: Residing in Fairfax County.

ELIZABETH GALE/S (Living 1794) married Elisha Taylor on 11/13/1794.
JENNIE E. GAYLE (Living 1867) married Jackson Van Buren Hall on 12/20/1867.
JOHN: 1820 Census, Halifax County.
JOHN T.: 1830 Census, Halifax County.
MARY E. GAYLE (Living 1826) married John I. Taylor on 4/12/1826.
ROBERT: 1820 - 1830 Census: Halifax County
SUSANNA F. GAYLE (Living 1846) married Washington A. Pugh on 2/6/1846.

GEORGE: 1810 Census: Hampshire County; 1820 Census: Hampshire County, 262 acres

YOUNGER GALE: 1810 Census

ROBERT GALE (Living 1834) was living in Harford County at the mouth of the Susquahanna River.

ALICE GALE (Living 1763) married Thomas Greene in 1763.

JOHN GALE, LABORER (?? - ??) from England, was described as 5'7" in height, freckled complexion, age 24. He served with Major Prentice's Williamsburg recruits.
THOMAS GALE (Living 1782) was at Kings Mill on 12/20/1782 when he was included on a list of persons visited by Dr. John N. Galt from his account book. In 1788 Thomas Gale of the City of Williamsburg is listed on the 1788 Tax List.

PEGGY GALE: 1820 Census: King & Queen County
ROBERT D. GAYLE (Living 1830) was listed with his wife Amanda and one Elizabeth Gayle on a deed to John Watkins in King & Queen County. In 1850 the King & Queen County Census for St. Stephens Parish listed Robert D. Gayle, age 46, laborer; Amanda, age 44; John M. or W., age 18; James M, N, or W, age 12; Alexander, age 4; and Lafayette A. White, age 18, laborer.
WILLIAM C. GAYLE (1831 - ??) married Maria F. Adams on 12/21/1854 at King & Queen County at a ceremony performed by Wm. Eastwood. William, listed as an oysterman, age 23, was the son of John and Mary Hall Gayle of Gloucester. Maria F. Adams, age 16, was the daughter of Henry & Maria Adams. W. C. Gayle is 2nd Lt, King & Queen Co., VA., Com. H, and 26th VA. under Capt. R. A. Sutton.

LOVEIT/LEVIN? GALE (Living 1760) appears in a deed dated 11/4/1760 when John Pinson of Lunenburg sold to George Fegins of Lunenburg a tract of land on the South side of the Rone Oak [Roanoak] River, bounded at mouth of Watery Br. on the East side of Little Creek, the old line and Aaron Pinson, dec'd. Witnesses: Thomas Wilds, A. Pinson, Loveit (sic) Gales (his mark). (DB6/269)

JOHN T. GAYLE (Living 1830) Mecklenberg County.
MARGARET FANNIE GAYLE (10/12/1845, Mecklenburg Co., Va. - 9/3/1882, Chesterfield Co., Va.) married Joseph H. Edmonson (10/27/1843, Mecklenburg Co., Va. - 2/27/1932, Hopewell, Bedford Co., Pa.) on 12/18/1867.
HARRIETT ELIZABETH GAYLE (Living 1847) married William Land Hite on 11/19/1847.
THOMAS GAYLE (?? - ??) married Harriet Elizabeth (Unknown)
SAMUEL GAYLE (Est. 1820s - ??), farmer and Confederate soldier of Mecklenburg County, married Pattie Edmonson, daughter of Charles (?? - 1851) and Ann Edmonson and sister of Fannie's husband Joseph Edmondson.

LEWIS GALE (Living 1782) appeared on the list of Virginia Military Claims as a Private in Captain McKane's Company, 127th Regiment, from Middlesex, VA.
MARGARET GAYLE: 1830 Census, Middlesex County.
NICHOLAS GALE (Living 1754) was sent to Middlesex County in April of 1754.

THOMAS GALE: 1830 Census, Morgan County.

EDWARD GALE: 12/16/1714: Immigrated with 97 persons who came with George Alves who was granted 4843 acres in New Kent County at St. Paul's Parish near the Pamunkey River.

A. C. GALE (Living 1865) Pvt., Portsmouth, VA.
ANA GALE (MRS.) - (?? - ??) married William Read on 9/30/1792. Surety was given by Stephen Makins and the ceremony was performed by the Rev. Arthur Emmerson. [Stephen's sister was Nancy Makins who married Solomon Brown on 4/26/1789.]
BENJAMIN GALE (?? - ??) enlisted in Capt. J. P. Young's Company in Portsmouth.
CHARLOTTE GALE (1820 - ??), age 30, was listed on the 1850 Census in the city of Norfolk in the household of Thomas Lowry, age 32, ship carpenter. Also listed were Sarah Lowry, spouse, age 32; William T. Lowry, age 3; and Catherine Lowry, age 33.

I. ENOCH R. GALE (1812 - 1878) was born in 1812 in North Carolina. His father was probably Joseph Gale of New England. Enoch married JANET LOUISA DRYDEN, "JANE", and had six children. Enoch was a shoe dealer and lived in both Norfolk, Virginia and in North Carolina. He was a member of Elizabeth River Parish in Norfolk County and was a slave owner.

On 7/5/1847 Jonathan Gaile Padrick of Leon County, Florida appointed attorney John G. Simpson of Pasquotank Co., North Carolina to receive his portion of the Joseph Gale estate in the hands of Enoch Gale, administrator…"particularly the distributive share of the proceeds from the hire or sale of a negro man, ISAAC, formerly belonging to said Joseph Gale, deceased, and in which proceeds I have an interest through my mother Polly Simpson formerly Polly Gale since deceased…" Witnesses were James T. Archer and Hugh A. Corley. Enoch appeared on the 1830 Census in Norfolk and in 1850 on the census for Elizabeth River Parish in Norfolk County with his wife, aged 31, and children. Also living in the household was one Mary A. Portlock, age 22. On the 1860 Census for Norfolk County he is listed at age 48 with Jane Gale, 40, Jas. D. Gale, 20, Joseph Gale, 18, Ashland C. Gale, 15, Emma L. Gale, 12, and Frank H. Gale, 7.

Enoch Gale died on 2/14/1878 at his residence on Brewer Street. His age was given as 66 years and 3 months. His obituary was published in The Public Ledger, Norfolk, VA. "Death of an Estimable Citizen - The numerous friends of Mr. E. R. GALE, in our city and elsewhere, will regret to hear the announcement of his death, which sad event occurred at his residence on Brewer street at 3 o'clock this morning, after a short illness of typhoid pneumonia. The deceased was in the 67th year of his age, and for many years had conducted the shoe business in our city. He was a consistent Christian, and was a member of the Granby Street Methodist Church. He leaves a wife and a large family to mourn their irreparable loss."

II. THOMAS C. (1838 - ??) lived in Norfolk, VA.
II. JAMES D. (1840 - ??) lived in Norfolk, VA.
II. JOSEPH ADDINGTON (1842 - 1916) married (1) Martha Burwell Harvey and (2) Eliza Simmons.
II. ASHLAND C. (1844 - ?) married Antoniette N. (??) and had son Ralph Simmens Gale, a railway clerk in Norfolk, Va., who at age 36, on 2/2/1910, married Sallie Evelyn Harrell, age 25, of Currituck County, NC. The ceremony was performed by C. H. Galloway, Minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church South. The couple lived in Norfolk.
II. EMMA L. (1848 - ??).
II. FRANK HIGGINS (1851 - 11/18/1906, Clifton Springs, NY) Frank H. Gale was buried at Elmwood Cemetery, Norfolk.

II. JOSEPH ADDINGTON GALE (12/3/1842 - ??), a physician in Roanoke, VA, was born 12/3/1842 to Enoch R. and Louisa Dryden Gale. Joseph attended the Norfolk Military Academy and was there at the beginning of the Civil War. He enlisted as a Private on the roll of Captain Frank Huger's Battery of field artillery in May of 1862 and was detailed in December of that year as a Hospital Steward, serving abut 18 months and participating in battles around Richmond. As part of the Medical Department of the Army he was placed in charge of the dispensary of the second division of Chimborazo Hospital in Richmond where he remained until the end of the war. He later attended Richmond Medical College and studied at Bellevue Hospital Medical College in New York, where he graduated in 1866. On 5/31/1870 Joseph married Martha Burwell Harvey (?? - 1871) but she died a year later in Norfolk, Virginia on 5/7/1871. The following obituary appeared in a local paper on 8/12/1871.

PATTIE BERWELL GALE, wife of Dr. Joseph A. Gale, of Roanoke County, VA., died at the residence of Mr. E. R. Gale, Norfolk, VA., on 7th of May, 1871. It is seldom we meet with so sweet and lovely a spirit as was the subject of this notice. So beautifully blended in her character and illustrated in her life were the pure and elevating virtues of Christianity, that all who knew her prized and loved her as most precious. In the year 1865, she joined the M. E. Church, South. As a member of the church, her conduct was unexceptionable while in her modest humility shone the Spirit of the Great Exemplar, winning the commendation of her Christian friends. So quiet and unobtrusive was she, that only those who knew her could appreciate her worth. Gentle, kind, generous, patient, and uncomplainingly; sweet was the music of her life in the home she blessed and the friends she gladdened with her presence. In the impress of her character she still lives. Such a one can never be forgotten - can never die. She was married on the 31st of May, 180-. In this new relation of life she was almost blameless, being especially distinguished for her unselfishness and spirit of self sacrifice. She seemed to live for him to whom in holy vows she had given herself at the altar of God. In the few short measures of their married life, there was no dissonance. Though dearer to husband than his own life, yet in her purity, fidelity and love, he has inexpressible comfort. So pure in heart and life was she in his home that he could well say - 'There's nothing ill can dwell in such a temple, if the ill spirit have so fair a house, Good things will strive to dwell with it." In her last illness of eleven days, she was a great sufferer, and yet she was resigned, patient, and brave. One of the attending physicians remarked during her illness, "I passed through the yellow fever in '55, and the late war, and I have seen much suffering, but she is the bravest woman I have ever seen." When the great struggle came, we thank God, she was sustained by divine grace. Through Jesus Christ she had the victory. Looking on the lovely corpse, we could say - 'Death lies on her, like an untimely frost Upon the sweetest flow'r of all the field.' She has joined mother and sister in the good land beyond, while she lives in the memory of the dear ones here, ever pointing to her home in the skies.

As a Doctor of Medicine at Bellevue Medical, Gale was described as a leading physician and surgeon of Roanoke, VA. and also served as chief surgeon of the Norfolk and Western Railway Company. He was a member of Roanoke Medical Society, the Medical Society of Virginia, the American Medical Association and the International Association of Railway Surgeons. "A country doctor, Joseph Addington Gale, ministered to the sick of Cave Spring, Starkey & surrounding areas. Dr. Gale was a trustee for the Alleghany Institute, a boys' prep school, chartered 2/24/1886." (Roanoke - Story of County & City, Workers of the Writer's Program of the W.P.A., Virginia, 1942) Following the death of his first wife, Joseph married ELIZA SIMMONS on 10/9/1875. She died in Roanoke, Virginia on 7/5/1916.

III. SPARRELL SIMMONS (7/20/1876 - 1927, Roanoke) married Gretchen Harding and established the Lewis-Gale Hospital in Roanoke.
III. CHARLOTTE "LOTTIE" DRYDEN (3/24/1880 - 1963, at Lewis-Gale Hospital in Roanoke, age 83) married Paul P. Hunter.

II. FRANK HIGGINS GALE (1851 - 1906) was born in 1851 in Norfolk, Virginia to Enoch R. & Louisa Dryden Gale. His siblings were Thomas C., James D., Joseph Addington, Ashland and Emma L. Gale. He married (UNKNOWN) and had two children, Blanche and Louise Gale. Frank Gale worked as a jeweler and in 1876 was a member of the firm of Chapman & Gale, later the Paul, Gale, Greenwood Company. He was a member of Retail Merchants Association, Business Men's Association, Chamber of Commerce, Knights of Pythias and the Royal Arcanum. He was also a member of the Freemason Street Baptist Church in Norfolk. He died on 11/18/1906 in Clifton Springs, NY at age 55 and was buried at Elmwood Cemetery in Norfolk, Virginia. A transcription of his obituary, dated Tuesday, November 20, 1906 and Wednesday, November 21, 1906, appears below.


Died Sunday, November 18, 1906 at 12:15 am at Clifton Springs, New York in his 55th year. He was of Norfolk, VA. News of his death reached relatives Sunday night, November 18, 1906. He had been in Clifton Springs for some time in the hope of regaining his health. He was in declining health for two years. He was accompanied to Clifton Springs by his daughter, Miss LOUISE GALE, who was present when he died. The remains reached Norfolk, Monday night, November 19, 1906. They were accompanied by his daughter and Dr. JOSEPH A. GALE, a brother, who resides at Roanoke and who was summoned to his side Sunday, November 18, 1906. The funeral will occur Tuesday, November 20, 1906 at 3:30 pm from the Freemason Street Baptist Church, of which he was an active member for a number of years. The services will be conducted by Rev Dr. W.M. VINES, the pastor. He was a Norfolkian by birth, and spent his life in the city in mercantile pursuits. He was originally connected with the jewelry firm of Chapman & Gale, as early as 1876. Some years later, he entered business for himself and recently was a member of the large firm of Paul-Gale-Greenwood Company. He was successful in his business ventures and leaves quite a large estate. As a member of the Brambleton local board, before the Fifth Ward was admitted to the city, he was prominent in his advocacy of improvements for that section of the city and it was through his efforts, at least in part, that the thoroughfares were paved, curbed and otherwise improved. He was also a member of the Business Men's Association, the Retail Merchants' Association and the Chamber of Commerce. He was also identified with the Royal Arcanum and the Knights of Pythias. He is survived by 2 daughters, Miss LOUISE GALE and Miss BLANCHE GALE. His wife died about 15 years ago. He is also survived by 3 brothers, THOMAS GALE and J.D. GALE, residents of Norfolk and Dr. JOSEPH A. GALE of Roanoke. The funeral was held from the Freemason Street Baptist Church of which he was a prominent member at 3:30 pm Tuesday, November 20, 1906 and was largely attended, including the following committee from the Business Men's Association: J.V. TREHY, R. JOHNSTON, T.B. KIGHT, A.J. GOODRICH, B. CORPREW, G.W. JONES, WILLIAM T. ANDERSON, N.C. BURRUSS, J.E. WRIGHT, JOHN F. LAWIER, W.H. WALES, C.H. FERRELL, HENRY KIRN, M.T. COOKE, JOHN VERMILLION, H. HODGES, C.W. FENTRESS, J.W. MONTAGUE, T.J. NOTTINGHAM, W.M. RETTEW, S.S. NOTTINGHAM, H.D. OLIVER, WILLIAM F. ALLEN, R.G. BANKS, FRED GREENWOOD, R. HENRY JONES, PETER SMITH, A.A. O'NEILL, and GEORGE COXON. The services were conducted by the pastor. Rev W.M. VINES, D.D., former pastor of Epworth Methodist Church. Interment was in Elmwood Cemetery.

III. BLANCHE (?? - ??)
III. LOUISE (?? - ??)

HESTER GAYLE (Living 1817) married Zachariah Mason on 12/31/1817 in Norfolk County. John Brantley provided surety.
JAMES D. GALE (Living 1865) was a member of the Norfolk Light Artillery, Huger Battery. He served as 3rd Sergeant, 3rd Lieutenant, and 1st Lt. At Sharpsburg on Sept. 17th the battery was under Lt. Gale's command and was heavily engaged. At the battle of Gettysburg Gale commanded Penick's Battery from Halifax County.
JOHN GALE, CARPENTER (Living 1755), carpenter, appeared in a roster on 9/1755. He enlisted in Norfolk and was described as age 46-47, 5'2" to 5'4" in height, brown complexion, light brown hair, and "lame by having his leg broke." He served with Captain Mercer's Company and was named in records shown below in the following timeline:
9/23 - 10/15/1755: On payroll for 8 days with the Virginia Militia recruits under John Lowry. 7-8/1756: On the payroll of Capt. Woodward's Company.
8/23/1757: At Fort Lyttleton Capt. Henry Woodward's Company. 8/28/1757: On the Size Roll of Col. George Washington. 1/25/1769: John Gayle, carpenter, of Winchester, Va., was listed on the Roll of Artificer's employed on the works around Winchester under command of Wm. Peachy.
JOHN T. GAYLE (1856 - ??) appeared on the 1910 Census for Portsmouth, Norfolk County as a white male, age 54, Farmer, born in VA; wife Bertha, age 22, daughters Essie, age 3, and Bessie, age 1/12.
JOHN GAYLE (1821 - ??) appeared on the 1850 Census for Elizabeth River Parish in Norfolk County as age 29, ship carpenter. He was living in the household of John Purdy, age 47, carpenter. Associated names were Fideman, Owens, Strove, Jones, Parr, and Curran.
MARCILLA GALE (1835 - ??), age 15, was listed on the 1850 Census in the City of Norfolk in the household of Richard C. Foster, age 32, stave dresser. Also listed were Eliza A. Foster, spouse, age 28; and George W. Foster, age 1.
PETER GAYLE (1830 - ??), Clerk, age 20, appeared on the 1850 Census for Elizabeth River Parish, Norfolk County, in the household of John S. Holmes, age 34, Grocer. Also listed were Holmes' un-named wife, Mary E., age 4; Justina, age 2; and Elizabeth, 62.
PETER M. GALE (Living 1860s), Private, was "detailed as brigade butcher" for the Woodis Riflemen, Co. C, 6th Virginia Infantry, Portsmouth, VA between 1861 and 1865. [Possibly same as above.]
ROBERT S. GAYLE (Living 1856) was nominated with others on 3/28/1856 as councilman by the "Know Nothing Party." (Portsmouth Argus)

SARAH GAYLE (Living 1834) married Jesse White on 7/26/1834. Surety was provided by Ransome White
T. R. GALE (Living 1860s) Pvt., Portsmouth, Va.
WILLIAM BRANDON GALE (11/4/1838, Great Cheverel, Wiltshire - ??) was born to unknown parents in England, where he was educated, specializing in music and literature. He immigrated to South America and from there traveled to Norfolk, VA where he went into business and taught music. On 4/19/1861 he enlisted in Norfolk as a private in Co. H, 12th Virginia, and from November of that year until April of 1862 he worked in a flourmill. In August of 1862 he became a regimental musician and also served as unofficial assistant chaplain. He was discharged on 8/25/1864 as a British citizen. Known as Professor Gale, he was a veteran of Wm. Watts Camp at Roanoke and was mentioned in the Confederate Veteran Magazine. "…Major Graves, of Vinton…reviewed the life & character of Lee…Professor Gale read a poem that he wrote after a visit to the tomb of Lee. He also sang a song that was pleasing." (
The Confederate Veteran Magazine, Vol. XIX, 1911)

CHRISTOPHER GAYLE (Living 1800) was named on the Northampton County Tax List of 1800 with one white tithe and one slave above 16 on April 15th. Joseph is listed on the same date with no designation.
LUCY GAYLE (Living 1797), NORTHAMPTON COUNTY, married Jacob Roberts on 3/6/1797.
JOSEPH GAYLE (Living 1787) appears in Northampton County, VA on Tax List A on the 1787 Census as a slave owner with five white tithes. He was visited on June 10th of that year. His neighbors, visited on the same day, included William Freshwater, Daniel Griffin, William Hampleton, Robert Hewit, Walter Hyslop, Thomas Nottingham, Sr., Thomas Roberts, Littleton Savage, Griffin Stith, William Tollman, Joseph Widgen, and Josias Willis Jr. and Sr.

On 5/22/1794 he married MARGARET COOK. DAVID TOPPING provided security. And on 1/8/1798 DAVID TOPPING, CHRISTOPHER GAYLE, John Macgowan nd Robert Rogers appraised the estates of Mary Saunders and William Scott, "taylor," both in Northampton County. On 4/9/1795 he was named in the will of William Dixon, Jr., proved 7/13/1795 in Northampton County. He left an acre of land purchased from Henry Giddens to his sister "Ann Bishop for life and then to my son William." He also left to his son William "my lands whereon Joseph Gale now lives." He named Negroes America, Joe, Charles, Frank and James and appoints his friend Rickards Dunton, Jr. as executor and guardian to his son William. Witnesses were Thomas Dixon and S. S. Satchell and the administrator was Richard Nottingham.

On 4/14/1801 JOSEPH GAYLE married MARGARET "PEGGY" JACOB, daughter of ABRAHAM JACOB (?? - 8/10/1762) and wife ESTHER WATERFIELD, sister of Frances Waterfield Dunton, in Northampton County. Margaret Jacob was the widow of WILLIAM SCARBOROUGH who she married in 1776, also in Northampton County. Between 1800 and 1803 Joseph appears on the personal property tax list for Northampton County as JOSEPH GALE (sic), and in 1820 he and Margaret were still residents there.

JOSEPH GAYLE (Living 1800s) appeared in 1810 on the Petersburg Census and in 1830 on the Richmond Census.

POMPEY GALE (?? - ??) "Pompey Gale's marsh" lies one mile southeast of Alexandria, Va. in Prince William County.

JOSEPH C. GAYLE: (Living 1831) Of Richmond County married Martha Ann Griffin on 6/25/1831 (Martha Ann married James Layne, 4/21/1836).
LUCY GAYLE: 1830 Census
MATHEW: 1830 Census
MATTHEW: 1830 Census
MATTHIAS, SR.: 1830 Census
NANCY: 1830 Census
ROBERT: 1830 Census
THOMAS: 1830 Census

ROBERT GAYLE (1840 - ??) appeared on the 1850 census for York County in the household of Nathaniel Taylor, Postmaster, age 45, Elizabeth Taylor, age 40; Mary F. Gayle, age 26; Eleanor, age 17; Virginia H., age 12, and Robert Gayle, age 10.
WILLIAM GAYLE (Living 1797) married Mary Gayle in York County in 1797.

EDWARD H. GAYLE (Living 1864) was listed as a First Lieutenant in Virginia from 1/6/1864 - 6/2/1864.
FRANK GALE (?? - ??) Assistant Surgeon, 21st Virginia Infantry, Terry's Brigade, on the list of Paroles of the Army of Northern Virginia. (Appomattox Roster, Southern Historical Society Papers).
JOHN GALE (?? - 10/27/1864), of Company C, Virginia Defenders, 16th Virginia Infantry, Mahone's Division, died at Burgess Mill on 10/27/1864.
JOSEPH GALE (1808 - ??), age 20, from Virginia, was issued a Seaman's Protection Certificate in 1828. The certificates were authorized by Congress in 1796 to identify American Merchant Seamen as U.S. citizens.
MARY E. GALE was removed to the "Lunatic Hospital" at Williamsburg on 5/19/1819.
RICHARD GALE (Living 1718) came to Virginia.
RICHARD GALE (1725 - ??), sailor formerly of Essex, England enlisted in Virginia on 9/17/1755 at age 30 to serve in the French and Indian War. He was described as 5'6" in height, with a "brown complexion, brown hair and one eye out." He held the rank of Corporal and was named in records in the following timeline.
7/12-13/1756: Captain William Peachey's Company under Ensign William Dangerfield.
8/1757: Held the rank of Sergeant, serving at Fort Holland "in the South Branch," Capt. Waggener's Company.
9/14/1757: On the "necessary Roll" of Captain Thomas Waggener's Company.
11- 12/1757: Listed in Captain Waggener's Company.
1/21/1758: At Fort George
3/1/1758: At Fort Hopewell on the South Branch.

ROBERT GALE (Living 1765) came to Virginia from Wiltshire in March of 1765.
ROBERT F. GALE (1765 - ??) Pvt., VA. Militia, issued a pension of $60.00 on 8/3/1833, listed as age 68. Pensioner under the Act of 6/7/1832.
ROBERT H. GAYLE (Living 1865) was a prisoner of war at Fort Warren Prison in Boston, Mass. and corresponded with Julia Gardiner Tyler. (Tyler family papers, Box IX, folders 2 & 3) In 1865 there was also correspondence between Julia Gardiner Tyler and G. F. Walker, St. George's, Bermuda, and Pelham Villa, Leamington, England, concerning the fall of Ft. Fisher and the recapture of Robert H. Gayle. (Tyler family papers, Box IX, folder 4)
THOMAS GAYLE: War of 1812: 4th VA. Regiment Artillery
THOMAS GAYLE: War of 1812, 68th VA. Regiment
THOMAS GALE (?? - ??) Coachman for Norborne Berkeley

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FRANCES A. GAYLE (ca. 1839, Tenn. - ??) married William M. Campbell on 12/15/1867.

CYRENTHIA GAYLE (Living 1821) married Enos England Council and lived in Marion and/or Perry County.

JOHN M. GAYLE (Living 1825) married Mary Archer on 8/30/1825 in Morgan County. He later moved to Montgomery County, Alabama.

HENRY GAYLE (Living 1861) appeared on a list of members of the Jeff Davis Artillery, attached to D. H. Hill's Division of Jackson's Corps. Organized at Selma, Alabama in June, 1861 the artillery served throughout the war with the army of Northern Virginia. "After the war several of the survivors moved to Texas, and perhaps some are living in other States. Doubtless, many have 'crossed over the river, and are resting under the shade of the trees…The following survivors were last heard of in Texas: M. B. Laski, Henry Gayle, R. P. Stuart, John B. Stuart, A. W. Skinner, Ben Skinner, W. J. Polk, John A. Logan, J. W. Cox, and W. B. Traweek." (Confederate Veteran Magazine, un-dated transcription)

T. M. GALE (?? - 12/9/1864) Pvt., Company H, Crawford's Arkansas Battalion, CSA, was buried in Arkansas.
WILLIAM GAYLE (Living 1800s) married Sarah (Unknown) and had a daughter, Nancy Rebecca Gayle (?? - 1902, Arkansas), supposedly born in Van Buren, Arkansas, who married William Roland Lewis in Jasper county, Missouri on 9/1/1878.

A. W. GALE: 1850 Census: Listed in Solano, Ca. as age 25, baker, born in Massachusetts.
CHARLES T. GALE: 1850 Census: Listed in Sacramento, Ca. as age 18, born in Massachusetts.
CHARLES W. GALE: 1850 Census: Listed in Sacramento, Ca. as age 37, born in Virginia.
LEATHER GALE: 1850 Census: Listed in El Dorado, Ca. as age 28, born in New Hampshire.
ROBERT GALE: 1850 Census: Listed in El Dorado, Ca. as age 28, born in Virginia.
SAMUEL GALE: 1850 Census: Listed in Sacramento, Ca. as age 38, born in France.

WILLIAM H. GALE (Living 1866), Justice of the Colorado Territorial Supreme Court during 1865-66.

SAMUEL (3/8/1743, NY - 1/9/1799, NY), a Lt. Col. from Connecticut, married Elizabeth (Gale).
WILLIAM GALE (?? - 4/11/1850) married Lydia (Unknown) and had a daughter, Maria, who married David A. Morton of Groton, CT. His estate was probated on 2/13/1851 naming heirs Zenas Gale; Amelia Gale of Groton; Manley Gale and Mary Gale of Groton; Jane, wife of C. Burr, of Genoa; James Gale of Auburn, NY; John P. and Peter B. Gale of Mt. Morris, NY; Samuel and William W. Gale of Oakland Co., Michigan; Hannah, wife of Harry Stevens; and Betsey, wife of Beriah Smith of Livingston, Mich.

M. W. GALE: 1850 Census: Listed in Decatur County as age 49 with wife Martha S. Gale, 46.

JOSIAH GALE (Living 1864) owned 58 acres in Osceola Township valued at $300.00. (Stark County News, Delinquent Tax List, 4/7/1864)

JOHN GALE (Living 1850) appeared on the 1850 census in Ogle, Illinois, age 27, born in Mass. Also listed were Mila? Gale, 27, NY; Phila U. Marshall Gale - supposedly related to Chief Justice John Marshall); Rufus, 7, Iowa; and Scott, age 1.

DAVID ATWOOD GALE (Living 1866) married Almeda Wallace Gale and had at least one son, John S. Gale, who married in 1866 to Anna Rebecca Rodgers, Noble Co., Indiana.

WILLIAM GALE (Living 1850) appeared on the 1850 census for Appanoose, Iowa, age 47, Farmer, born in Kentucky; Rebecca Gale, age 45, born in SC; James N., 19, Indiana; Melissa E., 17, Indiana; Joseph M., 14, Ill.; William J., 12, Ill.; Rebecca E., 9, Ill.; Phebe A., 5, Ill.; Henry H., 4, Ill.; Thomas M., 2, Iowa

JAMES GALE, PVT: Served in the Frontier Wars.
JAMES GALE: PVT: 1794, Price's Battalion, Kentucky Militia Volunteers [Also in this unit were John Gale, Matthew Gale and Robert Gale, see below]
JNO. GALE, PVT: 11/2 - 11/27/1794: Served 25 days, traveled 170 miles. Listed on the payroll of a company of Mounted Volunteers commanded by Capt. Anthony Bartlett, Major Wm. Price's Battalion, called into service by the President.
JOSEPH GALE, CAPTAIN: 9/13 - 11/27/1794: Bohannon's Company, Gen. Young's & Gen. Bradley's Brigades. Listed on the payroll of a company of Mounted Volunteers commanded by Capt. Anthony Bartlett, Major Wm. Price's Battalion, called into service by the President.
MATTHEW GALE, PVT: Served in the Frontier Wars.
MATTHEW GALE, PVT: 1794, Price's Battalion, Kentucky Militia.
ROBERT GALE, PVT Served in the Frontier Wars.
ROBERT GALE, PVT: 1794, Price's Battalion, Kentucky Militia.
WILLIAM GALE, PVT: served in Capt. Lawrence's 6th Regiment.
WILLIAM E. GAYLE: 13th Regiment (Dudley's) Kentucky Militia.

JOHN GALE: 1820 Census
GEORGE GALE: 1850 Census: Engineer, age 40 from England
CATHERINE GALE: 1850 Census: age 35 from Scotland
ROBERT GALE: 1850 Census: age 11, from Illinois
M. W. GALE: 1850 Census: age 49, wife Martha S. (46)

GEORGE GALE: 1820 Census, age 16, Apprentice of Kentucky.
JAMES GALE: 1820 Census.
JOHN M. GAYLE: Will dated 8/24/1871, filed 1/15/1872 (Franklin County, Kentucky, Will Book 3/209; microfilm reel # 266184, Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives).
ROBERT D. GALE: 1850 Census: ST. STEPHENS PARISH: Robert D., age 46; Amanda, age 46; John W., age 13; James H., age 12; Alexander, Age 6, Lafayette A. White, age 18.
SAMUEL GALE: 1850 Census: age 16, of Kentucky.
WASHINGTON A. GALE: 1850 Census: age 40 of Pennsylvania; wife Miller A. Gale, age 37 of KY; children Francis A. (13); William M. (11); James (9); Thomas R. (7); and George W. (3), all born in Kentucky.
JOSEPH C. GALE: 1850 Census: Listed as age 48,of KY, with wife Elizabeth, age 38; Thomas B., 17; Lewis F., 13; Eugenia, 12; Alice, 10; Joanna, 9; Mary, 8; Sarilla, 7; Helen, 6; William, 4; Lucy, 2; and Lucy Gale, age 73.
WILLIAM GALE: 1850 Census: Listed as age 60, Doctor of Va.; with Catherine, age 46 of VA., William R., 29 of KY; John, 12 of KY; and Lucy C., 7 of KY.

JOHN GALE: 1820 Census
JOSIAH GALE: 1820 Census

FRANCIS MARION GAYLE (12/1861 - ??) was born in Grant County to unknown parents. He married (1) Sarah Jane "Jennie" Burch and had children Willis, James, John Henry, Francis Marion, Etta & Metta (twins), Webster, June R., and Kirby.

THOMAS GALE (Living ca. 1790s) appeared as Thos. Gale of Gale & Harness, Surveys.
GEORGE GALE (Living 1794) owned 7500 acres in Hardy County with George Harness.

ANTHONY GALE: 1840: Soldier of the Revolution, age 78, living in Lincoln County, Kentucky. Served at Lineola County.

HENRY B. GALE (ca. 1809 - ??) was born in 1809 according to his age listed on the 1850 census of Owen County, where he was a farmer. His wife's name was Larissa and his children were listed as Chryris, age 15; Aurelius, age 14; Augustus, age 12; Edmund W., age 10, and Velora G., age 6 months. [Another Velora Gale appeared on the 1850 Census at age 49)
HENRY B. GALE (Living 1825) married Eliza (Unknown) on 5/26/1825 at a ceremony performed by James Medley.
JOHN C. GALE/GAYLE (Living 1829) married Elizabeth Taylor on 7/6/1829 at a ceremony performed by William Morgan, Bond: Henry B. Gale, letter of consent from Joseph Woodfill, guardian of Elizabeth.

ELIZABETH "ELIZA" GALE (3/12/1792, SC - 7/23/1874, Russell Springs, Russell Co., KY)

J. GALE: 1850 Census: age 30, KY; M. A. Gale, female, age 37, born in KY; R. E. Gale, female, age 16; G. Gale, male, age 11; R. Gale, male, age 10.
LAURA or LORA GALE: (2/27/1805 - 11/18/1863) born in Shelby County, Kentucky to unknown parents. On 2/13/1833 she married Henry S. Bohannon, son of John Bohannon, Sr. and his wife Helen Cook. The marriage took place in Shelby County. Laura was listed on the Shelby County Census on 10/3/1850 as a member of the household of Henry S. Bohannon. She was also listed on 6/20/1860 on the census in Christiansburg, Shelby County. Laura died at age 58 on 11/18/1863 in Shelby County.

MATTHEW GALE: 1850 Census: (age 60) wife Margaret (35), Sullivan County, KY.

LEROY P. GALE: 1850 Census: age 42, Doctor, KY; Henrietta S. Gale, age 37; Adaline H., age 20; Frances J., age 17; James H., age 15; Lucelia P., age 8; Marmaduke, G., age 6; Bushrod L., age 4; and Virginia H. Gale, age 2.

ELIZA T. GAYLE (Living 1818) married Frank J. Allen on 10/1818 in Kentucky.
WILLIAM C. GAYLE (10/1856 - ??) married Mary Washer and had six or seven children.

JOSIAH GAYLE: DeClouet's Regiment, Louisiana Militia
JOHN GAYLE: DeClouet's Regiment, Louisiana Militia
WILLIAM R. GAYLE: Captain Griffith's Company, Mounted Riflemen, Louisiana Volunteers

HARRY COYLE GAYLE (1866 - ??) was born in 1866 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to unknown parents. He moved to California where he married Ida Louise Davidson and had children Harry Coyle, Jr. and Yvette Gayle.

WILLIAM F. GAYLE (?? - 1853) married Charlotte M. Clarke in 1843 and had six children. He died in 1853 and Charlotte re-married Richard Turbeville in 1856. She died in 1902. One of the daughters was MARY LEAH GAYLE who married JAMES HENRY WORSHAM in 1876, East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana.

LEVI H. GALE (Living 1842) was listed in the New Orleans City Directory on Common Street.
WILLIAM GALE (?? - 1855) married a woman named Emily and was listed in the 1842 New Orleans City Directory as a cabinet maker. His will, filed 10/17/1855 in New Orleans, named three children, Eugene Christopher, Mary B., and Emily P. Gayle.

RICHARD GALE (3/16/1588, Lacock, Wiltshire, England) married Agnes Rogers around 1615 at Broomfield, Somerset England, and had a daughter, Ann Gale (Aft. 1615 - Abt. 1678) who married Reynold Jenkins on 6/29/1635 at Broomfield, Somerset, England. They immigrated to Maine where Reynold Jenkins died in 1683 at Eliot or Kittery, York Co., Maine.

CHARLES GALE (Abt. 1793, Massachusetts - ??) was born around 1793 in Massachusetts to unknown parents. He came to Philadelphia, PA around 1820 and married SARAH HARRISON (Abt. 1806, England - 7/24/1885) on 12/6/1823 at First Universalist Church of Philadelphia. They had children including CHARLES J. GALE (?? - ??) and ANNIE ELIZABETH GALE (7/22/1833 - 12/24/1921) who married WILLIAM HOBART BROWN on 9/22/1853 at Grace Episcopal Church in Philadelphia. Charles worked as a printer and ran a lottery business until around 1829 when he turned the business over to one LEONARD GALE (identity unknown). Charles appears on the 1830 census in Philadelphia with his wife and son, Charles J. Gale. Charles is listed in the city directory from 1833 to 1835. He died on 9/14/1834. ADDED 1/24/2013

Harrison and Almira Barnard, 10/24/1835
Jacob Jr. of East Kingston and Hannah Sawyer, 4/7/1821
Jacob and Lidia Grant, 9/27/1842
Jane M. C. of Bridgewater, NH and John R. Loverin, 12/23/1831
Joseph H. 35, shoe manufacturer, son of Bazaleel and Mary Gale, and Mary C. Bartlett, 22, daughter of Jonathan and Mary Bartlett, 11/1/1846\
Lydia O. and William Currier, 4/24/1830
Mary and Wadley Goodhue, 3/4/1841
Mary G. of Newton, NH, and Isaac W. Hoyt, 1/3/1845
Sally and Nahum Osgood of Salisbury, 8/25/1825
Samuel of Newton and Anna Nicholas, 2/2/1799
Stephen and Betsey Adams of Salisbury, 5/2/1794
Susan L. and John Gregg, 9/21/1843
William and Lucy Thora of Salisbury, 11/3/1804
William R. and Ruth L. Eaton of Salisbury, 2/3/1835
William Bailey and Louisa Parsons of York, ME, 10/7/1843

MOLLY GALE (LIVING 1776) married Ebener Edmunds on 5/16/1776 at Dudley, Mass.
SARAH GALE (LIVING 1767) married Ishabod Chamberland on 3/29/1767 at Dudley, Mass.

EDMUND GALE (EST. 1752 - ??) applied for a pension on 4/2/1818 in Essex County, Massachusetts. In 1820 he was 68 years old and living in Salem, Mass. with his wife, age 58.

JOSHUA GALE (LIVING 1776) married Mrs. Molly Hubbert on 10/10/1776 at Holden, Mass.
SARAH GALE (LIVING 1780) married Raul Raymond, Jr. on 11/21/1780 at Holden, Mass.

EDMOND GALE (?? - 2/4/1824) resided in Salem, Massachusetts and married Christina Stubbs, daughter of Samuel Stubbs and Christina Worth, ca. 1817 and died on 2/4/1824. CHILDREN OF EDMOND AND CHRISTINA STUBBS GALE: SAMUEL (7/26/1818 - 7/1/1839, Philadelphia, PA.) unmarried SARAH (1821 - 12/4/1876) married Edward H. Sutton, no children.
SAMUEL GAIL/GALE (Est. 1762 - 11/2/1787), son of Capt. Samuel and Mary Gale/Gale, age 25. SAMUEL GALE (Living 1808) wrote to his mother on 1/13/1808 from Surinam after he was impressed by the British. He stated, "They say that you heard from me and are concerned for my fate, which makes me very anxious to see you. I was impressed on board an English man-of-war, four years since, was taken by a French frigate, from which I ran away, and got on board an American vessel and have arrived at New York. I am very poor and very sick of a fever." (, Seamen from Salem and Vicinity Impressed by British War Vessels, 1800-1818)

Abigail, and Sylvester Procter of Danvers, Jan. 18, 1763*
Abigail S., and Amos Fletcher, int Mar. 23, 1817
Anna, Mrs., and David Ring of Salisbury, Aug. 1, 1739*
Anne, and Benjamin Allen, Sept. 7, 1749
Benjamin, of Marblehead, and Lydia Henfield, Dec. 28, 1730*
Benjamin] and wid Mary Phipps [Philips. int], Aug. 2, 1741*
Benjamin, and Hannah Welman, July 3, 1757 PR 78
Benjamin, and Anna Philpot, Mar. 5, 1775*
Benjamin [jr int], and Martha Crowninshield, Sept. 21, 1784*
Betsey, and John Trask, int Sept. 6, 1798
Betsy, and Thaddeus Wyman of Cambridge, at Cambridge, Mar. 19, 1778
Betsy, and Anthony Moreno, certif Dec. __, 1802*
Charity, of Beverly, and Jonathan Raiment, at Beverly, Jan. 8, 1706-7
Edmond, and Margaret Stubbs, May 4, 1784*
Edward, and Ann Maria Bowers, June 13, 1824*
Elizabeth [jr int], and John King, Dec. 21, 1744*
Elizabeth, and Jacob Annibal, Apr. 9, 1812*
Frederic A, and Martha Rogers, int Feb. 11, 1838
George, and Joanna Glazier [of Ipswich. int], Nov. 13, 1814.
Hannah, and Stephen Webb, June 7, 1795 *
Hannah, and David McDaniel, int Aug. 31, 1845
James, and Hannah Webb, Sept. 9, 1821*
Joanna [Mrs. int], and Benjamin Ashby, June 15, 1824*
Lydia, and Thomas Wells of Newbury, Oct. 12, 1704
Lydia, and Jonathan Walcut, May 31, 1785*
Lydia, and George Hodges, Nov. 26, 1786*
Martha [wid int], and Thomas Palfray, Dec. 31, 1792*
Martha [B. int], and John Jelly, Aug. 2, 1823 [Sept. 2. PR 278]*
Mary and Samuell West, jr, Nov. 25, 1714*
Mary, and Thomas Bright, Sept. 18, 1749. PR 78*
Mary, of Marblehead, and John Gardner, jr, at Marblehead, June 25, 1754*
Mary, wid and Francis Cox, Mar. 14, 1757
Mary, and Jacob Agge, May 25, 1806*
Mary, and John Willis, Sept. 3, 1820*
Mehitable, Mrs., and John Fisk Burnham of Essex, int Nov. 6, 1836
Nancy, and Amanuel Gomes, Sept. 10, 1797*
Rebecca D., of Newton Lower Falls, and John J. Peko, int Apr. 16, 1843
Richard, and Mehi[able Hart [Hard. dup], Sept. 5, 1824*
Sally, and Edward Byrne, June 8, 1788*
Samuel, and Mary Hooper, int Sept. 27, 1746
Samuel, and Martha Bird, certif. Feb. 8, 1775*
Samuel, and Polly Kier, Sept. 6, 1787*
Samuel, jr, and Mary Richardson, int Apr. 9, 1814
Samuel, and Mary Richards, May 15, 1814
Sara, and George Southward [jr int], Feb. 24, 1778*
Sarah, and Danneil Grant [of Newbury. int], May 24, 1738*
Sarah Ann, and Jonathan Shaw of Lynn, int May 14, 1837
William, and Elizabeth Grant, Dec. 15, 1721

RICHARD GALE (Living 1740) and his wife Elizabeth, who resided in Watertown, Groton Parish, Suffolk Co., Mass. were listed in The Compendium of American Genealogy.

HENRY GALE (LIVING 1778) married Lucy Knight on 3/19/1778 at Worchester, Mass.
BARNARD GALE (LIVING 1758), a native of England who served in Captain Joseph Billings Company in the expedition against Canada in 1758 at age 21. He returned and was discharged on 10/16/1758.
EDMUND GALE (LIVING 1796) applied for a pension in December of 1796 as a Sergeant in the Massachusetts Line.
NATHANIEL GALE (LIVING 1800) Nathaniel Gale and Elinor Thompson witness a deed in 1800 for property sold by Wm. Elmer to Wm. A. Thompson.
RICHARD GALE (10/12/1760 - 6/2/1847) was a private in the Massachusetts Line. He was married twice, first to Lucretia Jones and secondly to Lucy Cummings.

MARY R. GALE (Living 1864) was the recipient of a letter from Abolitionist and orator Sojourner Truth, who was illiterate. Truth engaged her friend Euphemia Cockrane to write the letter, dated 2/25/1864, concerning the emancipation of her children and her son's Civil War service. Truth explained that she is communicating from Detroit since she traveled there from Battle Creek to bring a donation of "good things" from the people of Michigan to the African American troops. Truth stated that when warmer weather came she would visit the freedmen. She stated, "This is a great and glorious day…It is good to live in it & behold the shackles fall from the manacled limbs. Oh if I were ten years younger I would go down with these soldiers here & be the Mother of the Regiment!"

SAMUEL GALE (LIVING 1830) was one of the early settlers of Monroe County, Michigan. His son Joseph was born there in 1830 and lived with his parents on the Gale farm (later known as the county farm where the poorhouse was erected). When he was 23 years old, he left home to seek his fortune in the Far West. His story was chronicled by Talcott Wing in the book,
The History of Monroe County.

On his route, the Rock Island Railroad from Chicago to LaSalle was partially covered with water from the melting snows rendering it necessary for persons to wade in front of the engine to know where the track was in good order. From thence he took passage on a boat to St. Louis and great was his surprise at the change in climate and the contrast between sleighing in Michigan and gardens under cultivation and trees in full bloom in Southern Illinois. From thence he journeyed to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, then containing a population of almost 300, where he remained about 6 years, during which time he made several hazardous trips through Kansas and the Indian Territory, where he, with his companions, encountered severe fighting with the Indians and losing their horses therein. In the second trip to Kansas he made his acquaintance of John Brown, James Lane, John Richie, Col. Holliday, Wm. And E. C. Ross, prominent men that wer active in the Kansas struggle and controversies. In 1859 he was one of the first adventurers to Pike's Peak and camped on Cherry Creek, the present site of Denver. He undertook and was successful in his enterprise of carrying freight from Leavenworth to Denver, requiring three months for a trip, taking freight of 600 for 800 pounds with four horses, leaving a bag of grain about every third day to feed on the return trip, receiving as compensation $13 per hundred. They slept at night under the wagons, and learned by experience that horses and mules would awaken them by their uneasiness if Indians or wild animals approached them, proving that horses and mules are good guards to give warning of an approaching enemy. Stopping his teams to allow herds of buffalo to pass was a common occurrence, and the hills would often be black as far as the eye could reach with herds of buffalo.

In 1861, when the war broke out, he accompanied General James H. Lane as a scout and continued as such with him until the general was elected to the US Senate, during which time he met with many hairbreadth escapes. He was taken prisoner by the Quantrell band of which the notorious Hart was captain.

He was in Kansas at the time of the burning of Leavenworth and at 10 o'clock at night with his comrades, left for Leavenworth and rode forth miles, but on reaching it found the town in ashes, with about 20 citizens murdered. They captured a number of the band and he obsserved on one tree five of them hanging and learned two more were added the same day. While engaged in government employ as a scout, he was constantly riding through Kansas, Missouri, the Indian Territory and Arkansas.

At the close of the war of the rebellion he left Leavenworth for Montana in March of 1865 and reached Virginia City 8/20/1865 - a distance of over 3000 miles. The company, for protection against the Indians, consisted of 350 able bodied men and fifty woman and children, and were organized as a military company. On reaching Virginia City, the company disbanded. From this point, he traveled about 2,000 miles by compass and an Indian guide, reaching the headwaters of the Powder River and from thence to the headwaters of the Big Horn River, frequently annoyed by the Indians, who were constantly on the warpath; from thence to the Yellowstone River, Boseman and Fort Ellis, never daring to send the stock out to graze with the herders withoug first sending out pickets beyond the herders.

For the next six years, Mr. Gale was interested in prospecting in Montana when there were no permanent settlers there. On his arrival he invited a friend to take a square meal with him at a restaurant and at the conclusion of the meal threw down a five dollar greenback, and surprised was he when told his bill for the two dinners was $3 in gold, and that greenbacks passed for but forty cents on the dollar, then cigars in addition at twenty-five cents each in gold, or four cigars for a two dollar bill; that the smallest change used was quarters. He often hunted deer and antelope where the beautiful city of Helena now stands, which was grown from a few mining huts to a city of several thousand inhabitants. Provisions have known so scarce that flour sold for $220 a barrel, bacon $1 per pound, beans $1, coffee $1.25, sugar $1 per pound. Tobacco and whisky at any price holders chose to ask.

Mr. Gale has attended prospecting parties through the country where the brave General Custer with his comrades were massacred. In the fall of 1870 he returned to his old home after an absence of 18 years. His life has been full of adventures and limited space prevents giving more at length the important events of his life.

He has now returned to the home of his childhood to spend the evening of his days. Mild and gentle in manner and feelings yet bold as a lion in emergencies, he is little inclined to speak of his experiences, which would be of great interest would the limits of this sketch permit.

Soon after his return from the West he married Mrs. Harrington and now resides at Monroe, Michigan.
(Wing, Talcott E.)

JOHN GALE (LIVING 1820s) was appointed by President Zachary Taylor as commander of the garrison at Fort Snelling in the Minnesota Territory for two years. After the Revolutionary War and the Louisiana Purchase, the United States controlled the Upper Mississippi Valley, then inhabited by Indians and fur traders still loyal to the British in Canada. After the War of 1812 the United States government acquired the Northwest frontier by establishing a network of Indian agencies and forts from Lake Michigan to the Missouri River. In 1819 the 5th Regiment of Infantry arrived and built a fort at the junction of the Mississippi and Minnesota Rivers where traffic could be controlled on the two major tributaries. In 1825 Fort Snelling was completed and the army stationed there kept American Indian lands free of white encroachment until appropriate treaties were signed. Non-citizens in the area were denied commercial use of American rivers, thus signaling the end of British control of the rich fur trade. In an effort to minimize conflict with the Indians, Major Lawrence Taliaferro was assigned to mediate disputes between Minnesota's Dakota and Ojibwe (sometimes spelled Ojibwe or Ojibwa or referred to as Chippewa or Anishinabe) Indians. As an Indian agent, he attempted to ease tensions between tribes and their new white neighbors. One of his friends and associates was Captain John Gale, who wrote a letter congratulating Taliaferro's efforts stating, "The whole army on this frontier unites in the belief that the government has for once an honest, efficient agent for Indian affairs." (Jones, Evan)

SAMUEL CHESTER GALE (LIVING 1781) married Susan A. Dawson and resided in Minneapolis, Minn. In 1781 he witnessed the will of William Nelson and in 1782 witnessed the will of Joseph Allen who died on 9/16/1782.

MISSISSIPPI (Mississippi was formed in 1798 from the western part of Georgia and included a part of what later became Alabama)
AMANDA E. GAYLE (Living 1873) married Edmund D. Tucker on 12/25/1873.
CHARLES D. GAYLE (Living 1889) married Nina A.Gallent on 12/21/1889.
ELIZABETH A. GAYLE (Living 1837) married Lewis Sturges on 6/20/1837.
HENRIETTA GAYLE (Living 1875) married Joseph Marshall Graves on 12/28/1875.
L. G. GAYLE (Living 1838) married Sarah C. Caston on 8/2/1838.
MARY GAYLE (Living 1832) married John Haygood on 5/3/1832.
REBECCA R. GAYLE (Living 1870) married Sidney H. Graves on 2/10/1870.
R. C. GAYLE (Living 1830) married Ariana Jenkins on 9/21/1830.
RICHARD C. GAYLE (Living 1834) married Sarah A. McGehee on 10/16/1834.
THOMAS M. GAYLE (Living 1812) married Patsey Parish on 4/17/1812.
VIRGINIA E. GAYLE (Living 1863) married Samuel N. Caston on 10/28/1863.
WILLIAM A. GAYLE (Living 1835) married Laura A. Moore on 4/21/1835.

JOHN GALE (Living 1835) married Franky Drummons on 1/25/1835.

MARY GAYLE (LIVING 1833) married Johnson Ranney on 6/21/1832, Cape Girardeau Co., Missouri. Daughter Mary Gayle Ranney, born ca: 1833.

THOMAS GALE (2/23/1857 - 9/24/1834) was born on 2/23/1857 in Satartia, Yazoo County, Missouri, and died on 9/24/1934 in Jackson, Hinds County, Missouri. He married ANNE SUE THORNTON on 7/14/1886 in Shelbyville, Shelby County, Illinois. CHILDREN OF THOMAS & ANNE SUE THORNTON: ADA THORNTON (4/24/1887 - 7/30/1887). FREELAND (7/15/1888 - 3/28/1945). GERTRUDE (6/21/1890 - 12/14/1969). WILLIAM THORNTON (4/24/1892 - 12/27/1894, Jackson, Hinds Co., MS.). DOUGLAS (7/24/1894, Jackson, Hinds Co., MS. - 11/24/1916). SIDNEY MOORE (3/24/1896 - 1896, Jackson, Hinds Co., MS.). MARY PERKINS (?? - ??) married William G. Cline.

J.L.B. GALE: 1/10/1865: Pvt., Company H, Elliott's Missouri Battalion, buried in Confederate Section
ROBERT GALE: 1/4/1865: Pvt., Company H, Elliott's Missouri Battalion, buried in Confederate Section

DR. MARION F. GALE (LIVING 1800s) of Ipswich, England was a surgeon with the Sixth Infantry at Fort Atkinson, constructed by soldiers sent to the Nebraska Territory to deal with the Indians. Its ruins stand today beside the village of Fort Calhoun, 16 miles north of Omaha, Nebraska, on the Missouri River. Dr. Gale married an Indian woman, NIKUMI, daughter of Ayeaway Indian Chief, Hard Heart, an ally of the Americans during the War of 1812. During the four years of Gale's marriage to Nikumi they had a daughter, Mary. After Mary's birth Dr. Gale received a package of letters from a law firm in New York informing him of the death of James Burton Gale, a relative who died without male issue in England. He was informed that he was the next of kin and heir to the estate of Burton Towers in Ipswich. Gale knew he would return to England but had no plans to take Nikumi. However, he did plan to take his daughter Mary to educate and raise as an Englishwoman. Meanwhile, Nikumi discovered Gale's plan to take her daughter and enlisted the aid of her brother to hide herself and the child before Gale was able to take her. Her efforts were successful and Gale left without Mary. Nikumi next married Peter Sarpy of the American Fur Company in Bellevue and Mary married Joseph La Flesche, Jr., the Chief of the Omaha Indian tribe, and had two daughters, Susette and Susan La Flesche. Nikumi later lived with her daughter, Mary, and died on 3/23/1888. [Some sources name Nikumi's husband as surgeon John Gale of Fort Atkinson.]

ABRAHAM GALE (Living 1790) married PHOEBE ALLISON and had at least one son, DAVID HILDRETH GALE (1790 - 1852) who married in 1820 to Elizabeth Decker (1802 - 1880). Son Simon Decker Gale (1821 - 1852) married in 1843 to Phrelove Wright (1825 - 1890), their daughter was Ellen E. Gale.
CHRISTOPHER GALE (Living 1765) came from London on the Justitia.
EDWARD GALE (LIVING 1687) received £10 on 3/16/1687 for piloting His Majesty's Frigate King Fisher from Cape Anne to Nantucket Road and the attendance of his "Ketch" to assist the Frigate.
GEORGE GALE: 1690: Came to New England
JOHN GALE: 9/12/1685: Servant of Benjamin Chambers in New England.
JOSEPH GALE (Living 1756) filed a petition on 9/15/1756 "praying that further relief to insolvent debtors from imprisonment may be granted by law."

I. SAMUEL GALE (1747 - 1826), born in Hampshire, England on 10/14/1747, came to America about 1770 as a paymaster in the British Army. He married REBECCA WELLS, daughter of Colonel Samuel Wells of Brattleborough, left the army and settled in the colony of New York. Gale was employed as a surveyor on the New Hampshire Grants and had begun a manuscript entitled "The Complete Surveyor." [Whether the work was ever published is not known.] At the time of the Revolution he remained faithful to England and in 1774 was appointed as clerk of the Court succeeding Crean Brush. He was serving in 1775 during a conflict between the Whigs and Loyalists of Cumberland, known as the Westminster Massacre. According to an account by the Whig Committee, "he drew a pistol upon the multitude, who asked for a parley, and exclaimed, 'd__n the parley with such d___d rascals as you are…I will hold no parley with such d___d rascals, but this." As a result, several people were killed and an investigation followed. (Hall)

On 3/14/1775 Samuel was imprisoned as a loyalist in the jail at Westminster and remained there until the 19th when he was taken to Northampton, Massachusetts, where he was confined from March 23rd to April 6th of that year. He was then released, returned to New York, and was joined by his family. In February of 1776 he was taken at night from his house and sent to a guard-house in the city. From there he was taken to Fairfield jail in Connecticut and kept in close confinement. Hoping to obtain his release, Gale wrote to John McKesson, secretary of the Provincial Congress of New York. He described his place of confinement as "a common jail, where the cold wind through the bars (for the windows are not glazed) far exceeds the warmth of all the fire that is obtained..." (Hall) McKesson's efforts were successful and the New York Provincial Congress declared that Gale's seizure had been "a wanton act of military power, inconsistent with that liberty for which the colonists are contending." On the other hand, Major General Charles Lee stated that Gale was "a most dangerous man, and ought not to be suffered to remain on Long Island…" Gale was notified of Lee's position and responded with additional correspondence in which he asserted that "he had scrupulously abstained from disobeying the orders of those opposed to Great Britain; that he had never been engaged in any 'Tory plots'." After further review Congress passed a resolution to release Gale since he had been imprisoned "without any hearing, trial, or adjudication whatever." (Hall) However, it was determined that Congress had no jurisdiction in the case so Gale remained in confinement.

On April 12th Gale repeated his application for release and "expressed his views upon the merits of the struggle between the colonies and the mother country, in terms which bore evidence to the sincerity, ability, and honesty of the man." (Hall) He also described the conditions of his confinement. "In this intolerable place," he wrote, referring to the prison, "the wind, when cold, fairly chills every vein in my body. The smoke, when there is fire, not only blinds but nearly suffocates me; and the continual smell of the room has, I fear, tended to rot my very vitals. In the morning, I have, perpetually a sickness at the stomach; about noon comes on a fever, which in about three hours is succeeded by an ague, sometimes more and sometimes less violent. Every one of these intolerable tortures were so inexpressibly increased by the excessive weather of Saturday the 30th ult., that they introduced thoughts and extorted expressions too wild to mention in cooler moments."

Days after Gale's letter was received Thaddeus Burr, sheriff of Fairfield County, acted on orders of the Provincial Congress and released Gale "on parole of honor." Burr then wrote to General George Washington asking for directions. He stated that Gale "…is an Englishman, a gentleman of good education and possessed of high notions in favor of his native country is frank and open in declaring his sentiments, but says he never has been, or will be active against the colonies…" (Hall) Gale was released and in 1803 or 1804 he went to Canada, settling on an estate granted to his father-in-law by the Crown. He served as Provincial Secretary to Governor Prescott and traveled to England to assist in the defense of Prescott following attacks on his administration. He returned to Canada where he lived in retirement and died at Farnham on 6/27/1826, leaving a wife, son and daughter. His tombstone at Farnham, in Shefford County, bears the following inscription. Here rests Samuel Gale, Esq. formerly acting deputy paymaster general of H. Majesty's forces in the Southern Provinces, now the U. S. of America; subsequently Secretary to H. E. the Governor-in-chief of H. M. dominions in N.A.; Author of Essays on Public Credit, and other work, born at Kimpton Hants, England, October 14, 1748; died at Farnham, June 27, 1826.

II. SAMUEL GALE (1783 - 1865) married a Miss Hawley and had three daughters.

II. SAMUEL GALE (1783 - 1865), son of Samuel and Rebecca Wells Gale of Hampshire, England, was born at St. Augustine, East Florida in 1783 and had a sister, whose name is not known. He was educated at Quebec, studied law at Montreal under Chief Justice Sewell in 1802, and was admitted to the bar in 1808. In 1815 Samuel was appointed as magistrate in the Indian territories and in 1829 became chairman of the quarter sessions. In 1831 he was made a judge and held that office until ill health forced his retirement in 1849. In 1834 Samuel replaced Mr. Justice Uniacke who resigned during the Cholera epidemic. He also went to Britain on behalf of the English-speaking residents of the eastern townships and other sections of Lower Canada in defense of then viceroy Lord Dalhousie, who had been attacked for his administration in Canadian affairs. In 1839 Samuel married a MISS HAWLEY (?? - 9/1849) and had three daughters. Once during his early career he was challenged in court by Sir James Stuart and, according to the customs of the time, the two fought a duel in which Samuel was severely wounded. Like his parents, Samuel was a conservative and a supporter of unity with Great Britain. He wrote a number of letters to the Montreal Herald under the signature of "Nerva" that made a strong impression on his community and earned him the respect of his associates. He was also a proponent of the freedom of slaves and denounced anyone who fostered the practice. Described as a man of high principles and an unblemished moral character, Gale was also characterized as just, methodical, punctual and quietly charitable. The Hon. Samuel Gale retired from the bench in 1849 due to continued ill health. He died in Montreal on Saturday, 4/15/1865.

III. ANNA R. (?? - ??) married T. Sterry Hunt of Montreal.
III. AGNES LOGAN (?? - ??) married Andrew Stuart of Quebec.
III. (Unknown) BARONESS VON FRIESEN (?? - 12/10/1875, Berlin, Germany).

DANIEL GALE (1761 - ??) was born at Epping, NH and enlisted in the Massachusetts and New Hampshire Line. He applied for a pension at age 71 on 7/17/1832 at Kennebec County, ME. He was a resident of Palmyra in Somerset County, ME and after his service moved to Cornville, ME and then to Palmyra, ME

NAPOLEON BONEPARTE GALE (3/3/1815, Gilmanton - 12/21/1895, Laconia) was educated at Sanbornton and Gilmanton academies and was engaged in mercantile pursuits and farming until 1852, when he entered the Belknap County bank, becoming a cashier in the following year, and president of the Belknap Savings bank, which succeeded it upon the expiration of its charter in 1866, holding the office until his death. Mr. Gale represented Belmont in the legislature in 1867-'68 and Laconia in 1885-'86. In his will Gale bequeathed $10, 000 to the Town of Belmont, which was used towards the construction of the Gale School. The remainder of his estate was left to the city of Laconia, and was used to construct and fund the Gale Memorial Library. (Granite Monthly, Volume XVIII, Concord, New Hampshire, 1845)

JOHN CARTE GALE (1763 - 1836) was born on 12/19/1763 at Exeter, New Hampshire and enlisted as a soldier in the New Hampshire Line at Sanbornton, NH were he lived until after the War. He moved in 1812 to Holderness and married in November of 1789 to Huldah Ash. As a resident of Holderness, Gale applied for a pension on 9/4/1832 at Grafton County, age 68. He must have died prior to 7/9/1839 when his widow, then age 70, also applied for a pension as a resident of Holderness. Their son, William Gale of Holderness, gave an affidavit on 2/9/1844 stating that his parents were married in Stratham, NH and that they had lived in Sanborton, Meredity and Holderness, New Hampshire. Children listed were William (1/26/1791 - ??), John (5/20/1792 - ??), Deborah (3/23/1794 - ??), Huldah (12/24/1797 - ??), and Josiah (2/12/1796 - ??), all living in 1844. John's brother Daniel Gale, listed as age 71 in 1839, stated that his brother John married Huldah Ash. John C. Gale died on 12/12/1836.

SAMUEL G. GALE (1808 - ??) was born in Hillsboro County, New Hampshire in 1808. Samuel married LOUISA L. ALEXANDER of Hillsboro County in 1832 and worked as a farmer. Sometime between 1842 and 1855 he moved to Ohio where he owned 129 acres of land valued at $55 per acre. Samuel and Louisa had five boys and two girls; however, three of the boys and both girls died young. CHILDREN OF SAMUEL & LOUISA ALEXANDER GALE: LEWIS E. (?? - ??) served with John and Charles in the Union Army. He was shot at the battle of Guntown, taken prisoner and died in prison at Mobile, Alabama. JOHN A. (?? - ??) served in the Union Army. CHARLES H. (?? - ??) served in the Union Army. TWO BOYS (?? - died young)./ TWO GIRLS (?? - died young)

STEPHEN GALE (4/10/1774 - ??) married Lois Patten (10/15/1779 - ??) of Kingston. NH on 2/20/1801 and had children: Caroline, Mehetable, Lois, Susan, Hannah, Stephen & REV. WILLIAM P. GALE (2/24/1806 - ??), who graduated from Gilmanton Theological Seminary in August of 1841 and preached about three years in Vermont before being ordained in Thornton, NH on 1/1/1845

DANIEL B. GALE (1816 - 1875) was born in 1816 in Salisbury, New Hampshire to unknown parents. He married (UNKNOWN) and no record of children has been found. He was educated at New Hampton Academy and in 1837 moved to St. Louis, Missouri, where he opened a business that became one of the most prosperous in the city. A respected member of the community, Daniel was baptized in 1857 by Rev. J. B. Jeter, D.D. into the fellowship of the Second Baptist Church of St. Louis. He was a member of the common council and a trustee of the church. When he died on 11/16/1875 his widow donated an organ, called the Gale Organ, to the church in his honor. (Cathcart)

BARTHOLOMEW GALE (?? - 10/16/1825, Sanbornton) married (UNKNOWN), who died 1/25/1819 and had sons JOHN M. (?? - ??) and WILLIAM R. GALE (?? - ??).
DANIEL GALE, JR. (1/6/1747, Exeter, NH - 10/16/1825) was the son of Daniel and Mary Connor Gale of Exeter. He married on 9/12/1769 to RHODA BURLEIGH (11/25/1750 - 1/25/1819, Sanbornton, NH) of Newmarket and had children. After the Revolutionary War he lived at Sanbornton NH until 1805 and then moved to Gilmanton, New York. In 1817 he moved to Northfield and in 1819 returned to Gilmanton. Daniel applied for a pension at age 76 on 7/9/1823 while living at Strafford County, NH. Bartholomew Gale and Steven Burleigh testified that they had known Daniel and Rhoda for 50 years. Rhoda applied for a pension on 9/12/1836 at Strafford County, New Hampshire, at age 85. CHILDREN OF DANIEL & RHODA BURLEIGH GALE: POLLY (?? - ??). BETSY (?? - ??). RHODA (?? - ??). DANIEL (?? - ??) married Cate Perkins and had Perkins Gale of Concord, NH and had children, Perkins, Nancy and Bartholomew. NANCY (?? - ??). BARTHOLOMEW (?? - ??) married (Unknown) and had sons John M. and William R. Gale. STEPHEN (?? - ??). HANNAH (?? - ??). JOHN (?? - ??). LYDIA (?? - ??). DUDLEY (?? - ??).
JOHN GALE (LIVING 1768 - 1802) is mentioned in a genealogy of the Gale family of Sanbornton, New Hampshire. He is described as the earliest settler of the Gale name in the town and was living there in 1768 with his wife, Susan McCarthy, who he married at Exeter. He is mentioned in county records during 1771 and 1772 and in 1778 moved with his family to New Boston, New Hampshire, where he died in 1802.

JACOB (6/20/1736, MA - 1/22/1784, NH) married Abigail Tappan; Col., New Hampshire
JOHN COLLINS (11/26/1750, NH - (8/20/1812, NH) married Rebecca Webster; Pvt., PS, New Hampshire
STEPHEN GALE (1739 - 9/10/1813) of New Hampshire served during the Revolution and married Susanna Flanders.
STEPHEN GALE (6/8/1736, NH - 7/9/1815, NY) married (1) Mehitable Plummer, (2) Mrs. Phebe Page; CS, PS, New Hampshire.

JOSEPH GALE (EST. 1754 - 1834, Pemberton, NJ) married (1) Mercy Allen and (2) Hannah Mott of Little Egg Harbor Township on 8/25/1798. Joseph and Hannah had a large family and Joseph was a soldier during the Revolution in the New Jersey Line. As a resident of Tuckerton, New Jersey, he applied for a pension on 8/9/1828 in Burlington County at age 76. His widow applied for a pension on 5/12/1851, age 74, also as a resident of Tuckerton. [In 1828 a James Gale of Washington Township in Burlington County was listed as age 78. In 1830 a Henry Mott was living at Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey, age 82. In 1851 a Cornelius Gale was living at Tuckerton, New Jersey, and in the same year William Gale stated he was at the wedding of Joseph and Hannah Mott Gale. Their relationship is unknown.

JOHN S. GALE (LIVING 1800s) married Mary Wood, the daughter of the Rev. James Washington Wood (1813-1884) and his wife Elizabeth Caroline Able. Wood was a Presbyterian pastor in Deckertown, New Jersey between 1839 and 1845, in Chester, NY from 1845 to 1862, and in Allentown, PA. from 1865 to 1883. While in Chester he was associated with Pollodore Seward in the underground railway, helping many slaves escape to Canada.
JOSEPH GALE (EST. 1758 - ??) New Jersey Line, applied for a pension on 4/13/1818 at age 60 while residing in Hanover, New Jersey.

I. JOHN GALE SR. (1765 - 1836) lived in the town of Spafford, Onondaga County NY and had settled in "the Marcellus end of town" before 1807. John married MARTHA (UNKNOWN) - (1762 - 1831) and had children. CHILDREN OF JOHN AND MARTHA GALE: II. JOHN (1799-1853) married Chloe Grinnell. II. SAMUEL (1785-1864) married Sally Manley. II. RICHARD (?? - ??) II. MARY (?? - ??) married Zebulon Davis.

II. JOHN GALE (1799 - 1852) was born to John and Martha Gale in New York in 1799. He married CHLOE GRINNELL (6/17/1801, Oriskany, NY -1876), a widow who was first married in Onondaga County in 1821 to Relly Tinkham, son of Daniel and Adah Tinkham. By her first marriage to Relly, Chloe had two sons, Stephen and Relly, Jr., born in Barre Township, Orleans County, NY. Relly was killed by a falling tree on 11/21/1827 at age 27. Chloe, then age 25, returned to Onondaga County, and married John Gale on 2/21/1828. Their family consisted of four children, all born in Onondaga County NY, between the years 1830 and 1838. John Gale died in Onondaga County in 1853 at the age of 53. Chloe, who was then 51, moved with her children from New York to Sumnerville, Michigan. CHILDREN OF JOHN AND CHLOE GALE: III. THEODORE (2/21/1830 - 8/31/1898) listed on the 1880 Census of Dowagiac, Michigan, as age 48, a hotel keeper on Beeson Street. His wife was Effie, age 26. III. JANE (1831 - ??) married Hiram Patchin. Listed on the 1870 census of Pokagon as age 38. Husband Hiram is 43, a carpenter. One son listed, Relly Patchin, age 6. III. JOHN WESLEY (11/20/1836 - 6/1920, Sumnerville) married Roxanna (Unknown). The census records of Pokagon Township on 12/6/1927 list him as a carpenter. III. MARY (8/29/1838 - 6/20/1920, Sumnerville) married Andrew Jackson Kibler (1831 - 2/6/1908) on 1/1/1857. .

JACOB GALE (?? - 1768) : Of Orange Co. New York. Brothers Abraham, David, Daniel, Peter. Will dated 9/27/1768, proved 11/1/1768 mentioned pregnant wife. Witnesses John Gale, Jr., William Denn and Margaret Woodworth.
JOSEPH GALE (6/5/1742, Goshen, Orange Co. NY - ??) married Catherine Haviland, /9/1757, Flushing, Queens, NY.

JAMES GALE TYLER (1855 - 1931) was born in Oswego, New York, in 1855 and has been described as one of the most distinguished marine artists of the 19th Century. His mentor was Morgan M. Wheeler, the owner of a large fleet of vessels in Oswego. Wheeler saw James on the dock one day sketching and James told him of his love of drawing boats. Wheeler bought for him pencils, crayons and other implements of drawing and painting. As he grew up, James painted extensively in Oswego, and many of his paintings are locally owned. Upon reaching maturity James moved to New York where his marine paintings, particularly those of the America's Cup Races, became very popular. In 1884 an article by John Gilmore Speed appeared in "The Monthly Illustrator" published in New York. Speed's article, which attested to James' reputation, noted that "Mr. Tyler's masterpiece, according to his own judgment, is a painting recently finished and called 'The Dawn of the New World.' It is an effort to represent the little fleet of Columbus just as land is discovered. It is hoped that the movement now under way to acquire this painting for the Capitol in Washington will be successful." The Fine Arts Building on the SUNY Oswego Campus was named for James and the museum houses 2 of his works.

HENRY GALE (Est, 1752 - ??) Massachusetts Line, applied for a pension 3/28/1818 at Otsego County, NY at age 68. Henry was living in Cherry Valley, New York, in 1820 with his wife, age 52, a step-daughter Sally Bleu, age 16, and Henry B. Gale, age 9.

ABIGAIL GALE (?? - 1840) died in Shawagunk, Ulster County where her estate was listed.

RICHARD GALE (4/19/1758, NY - 5/23/1843, MO) married (1) Unknown, (2) Abigail Cox, (3) Mrs. Margaret Linksweiler; Pvt., Pensioner, New York
VALENCE GALE (7/25/1849 - 10/2/1908) was one of four children of John Henry (10/2/1810 - ??) and his wife CLARINDA BLENMAN GALE. The family ran a newspaper, "The Advocate,"and Valence Gale was the publisher. His cousin Rebecca married William Franklin and had six children, most of whom migrated to New York.

GALE FAMILY WILLS, NEW YORK [Testator, Place of Residence, WB, Vol. & Page #]

In the name of God amen I John D. Gale being of sound mind & memory do this 13th Decem…One thousand Eight hundred & twenty five do make & ordain my last will and testament in manner & form as follows…..

Item…..My will & desire is that all my working tools of my Shop (Except a saw and a few……which are to be reserved for use of this family) be sold at Public Sale and the proceeds appropriated to the payment of my just debts.
Item…..I Give a Doubled barrel Gun to Cader Bird, youngest son of my present wife…..Item - I give to Richard Bird one Single Barreld Gun…..Item - I Give to my wife Lona Gale all & every part of my Remaining property to her own use and benefit to be disposed of as she thinks proper. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day & date above written.

Signed Sealed in presence of us J. Gale (Seal)
Wm Hoggard
Richard Bird (his mark)
Benjamin Bird (his mark)

Recorded in Bertie County, State of North Carolina, Feby Term, 1826

In the name of God Amen I Delona Gale being in my perfect sences and of same mind and expecting the disolution of my mortal body to be approaching make this my last will and testament - (Viz)
All my Just Debts being paid I give and bequeath unto John Rhodes as the portion of my deceased daughter Saley Bird his late wife the sum of Five Shillings to be paid unto him.
Item 2 - Unto my sons Benjamin & Cader Bird I give and bequeath my standing crop of corn to be equalley divided between them.
Item 3 - All the balance of my Estate I will to be equally divided between my sons Richard, Benjamin and Cader Bird.
Item 4 - It is my Will and I request that George Outlaw shall act as Executor of this my last will and testament. Signed, sealed and delivered this 25th August 1830 in the presence of

Allen Butler (Signed) Delona Gale (her mark)
John Castillow

Bertie County, North Carolina; Nov Term 1830

HARRISON GALE (Living 1850) left Marion District, SC and moved to Cumberland County, NC where he appeared on the 1850 census
SOLOMON GALE (1829 - 5/1874) married Jincy Wade on 5/1850 and fought in the Civil War from about 9/2/1863 to 12/1864. He moved to Cumberland Co. NC and was on the Marion District Tax List in South Carolina in 1811, 1814 and 1824 with James, Leuraney, Miriam, Solomon. He was also on the 1830 and 1840 Census for Marion District.

JANE E. GALE (Living 1797) purchased land from S.S. Waterfield in Currituck County, NC (DB30/441)
JOHN R. GALE (?? - 1876), born to unknown parents, was appointed keeper of the Jones Hill Station at Whale Head Hill on 12/11/1874. Jones Hill, later known as Currituck Beach and Whales Head, (Station #168, abandoned in 1950) was one of seven stations constructed prior to 12/7/1874 when the U. S. Lifesaving Service expanded its operations to include the North Carolina Coast. The others included Caffrey's Inlet, Kitty Hawk Beach, Nag's Head, Bodie Island, Chicamicomico, and Little Kinnakeet. Several of the original buildings are still standing and early keepers were John R. Gale at Johnes Hill; W. G. Partridge at Caffrey's Inlet; W. D. Tate at Kitty Hawk Beach; John W. Evans at Nags Head; Edward Drinkwater at Bodie Island; Benjamin S. Pugh at Chicamacomico; and Banister Midgett at Little Kinnakeet. Gale died on 3/1/1876 in a rescue attempt of the Italian Bark
Nouova Ottavia, along with six of his crewmen - Spencer D. Gray, Lemuel Griggs, Lewis White, Malachi Brumsey, and Jerry Munden. He is buried in the "Old Cooper Cemetery" or Old Community Cemetery, on Knotts Island on Highway 615. The cemetery, visited by this writer in 1990, is located in back of the fire station about ½ a mile off the road to the East and under a large magnolia tree. It was hidden by dense underbrush and no stones were visible. Buried there are members of the Beasley, Bowden, Gordon, Simpson, Waterfield and Williams families and, according to records the following Gale family graves are there.

J. R Gale, Died 1 March, 1876, age 48 years
M. E. Gale, 29 June, 1871, age 7 years
Jane E. Gale, 12 Dec., 1828 - 2 June, 1893
(grave is between Zachariah and Sarah Simpson)

JOSEPH GALE (Living 1790s) established the firm of Lord & Gale (1792 - 1798) in Fayetteville to conduct clock and watch making and "general jewelry business at their shop opposite Mrs. Emmett's." Fayetteville Gazette, 11/6/1792)

FRANCES GALE (Living 1816) was named on 9/1816 when Nancy Rees, Tabitha Hall, Wiley and Rebecca Gunter and Burrell Moore, all of Sumter District, SC, appointed their brother William Moore as agent to recover their shares, as heirs, of the property of Frances Gayle, deceased, who inherited the property from Burrell Gilliam. Power of Attorney was exhibited in September of 1816 in Northampton Co., NC by William Moore to Joseph Norwood, administrator of the estate of Burwell and Adams Gilliam. [NOTE: Tabitha Gayle m. Ezekiel M. Hall: Ref: Box 14, Pack 503, Frames 220, 222 Yr-1816, Edgefield, SC.]. (NC Gen. Soc. Journal, Vol. VI, No 2, May, 1980; Powers of Attorney, courtesy Jean Gayle)

MARY GALE (Living 1740) and Julius Caesar Parke, who appeared to be living in the same household, petitioned the court of North Carolina to resolve a property dispute. One William Reed, "late of Pasquotank County deceased," owned 850 acres of land in that county along with several Negroes, livestock and equipment. After his death his widow Elizabeth leased the property to James Briggs for a period of seven years by deed dated 1/1/1739. Briggs assigned the lease to Mary Gale on 12/25/1740. Meanwhile, Elizabeth Reed married one McRora Scarbrough and they attempted to reclaim the property from Mary Gale, who petitioned the court. (Records of the Executive Council, NC, Vol. VIII, 1735 - 1754; Minutes, 1744)

GEORGE GALE, PVT. (?? - 12/1779) was commissioned on 6/25/1779 and served in Bradley's Company, 10th Regiment, with Col. Abraham Shepard.
JOHN GALE (Living 1813) Tom Singletary, about 14 years of age, was bound to John Gale on 9/8/1813 to learn the cabinet and chairmakers trade and to be taught to read, write and cipher.

CAPTAIN CHARLES GALE (LIVING 1830s), born to unknown parents, was "a pioneer lake master and a navigator who had made voyages to English and Continental ports." (Cannon) While in Norfolk, Virginia, with his daughter, Anna, he met Captain Thomas Edward Quayle, eldest son of Thomas and Eleanor Cannon Quayle, born at Newburg, Ohio, in 1836. Anna married Thomas Quayle following the Civil War on 7/20/1865. Quayle was educated in the public schools and after graduation went to work in his father's shipyard. He began his nautical career in 1858 when he sailed to England on the bark D. C. Pierce, built by his father. The ship "was loaded with oak staves and was one of a large fleet of lake vessels consigned to ports in England." After attaining command of the vessel, Quayle "made several trips up the Mediterranean, through the Dardanelles, into the Black sea, and up the river Danube in the grain trade." In 1861 he sailed as master of the D. C. Pierce from Cuba with a cargo of sugar consigned to England. After encountering terrible storms at sea, he docked at Norfolk for repairs as his ship was so worm-eaten it was almost un-seaworthy. Captain Gale assisted Quayle in rehabilitating his ship and about $4,000 was spent for repairs. Afterwards, the Pierce was released from dry dock and returned to the sea at the start of the Civil War. During the voyage the D. C. Pierce was boarded by Confederate troops who scuttled her. Captains Thomas Quayle and Charles Gale, along with the crew, were arrested and confined on the charge of being Northern sympathizers. Gale was released after friends intervened and several days later Quayle and the ship's crew escaped and boarded the frigate Minnesota, then lying at anchor in Hampton Roads. They enlisted with the Northern forces and Captain Quayle was assigned as master's mate to the gunboat Whitehead, one of the blockading fleet in service on the Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds. At the close of the war Quayle returned to Cleveland as manager of his father's shipyard. In 1873 John Martin of the shipbuilding firm of Quayle & Martin died and Quayle's father re-organized the company making his sons, Thomas E. and George L., partners. The firm was known as Thomas Quayle & Sons until 1879, when the father retired. At that time, another son, William H., joined the firm, which became Thomas Quayles Sons, until it ceased operation in 1890. Captain Thomas Edward Quayle and his wife Anna had a son, Charles Edward, and two daughters, Frances Estelle and Jessie Mabel. Thomas Quayle died on 8/15/1896.

NATHANIEL C. GALE (1808 - ca. 1885) was born on 5/16/1808 in Pickaway County, Ohio shortly after his parents settled on their farm North of Worthington, Ohio in Franklin County. [NOTE: Nathaniel's parents are unknown but may be Eliphalet Gale, Jr. and his wife Sarah Cass Gale OR Nathan and Desiree' Gale. A notation states that Nathaniel's father drowned while crossing the Whetstone River (now the Olantangy River) when his canoe went over a dam. Nathaniel may have had a sister, Clarissa, who married Isaac Clark.] On 6/12/1828 Nathaniel married CHLOEANN SMITH (11/10/1810 - 9/12/1879) and had children. In 1843 Nathaniel purchased 50 acres in the southwest quarter of Oxford Township, Delaware Co., Ohio. Known as "the great south woods," the land was heavily timbered, wet, and considered almost worthless. However, after being cleared, drained, and prepared for tilling, the land was opened for farming and produced corn, wheat, pasture, stock, etc. In 1854 Nathan C. Gale purchased Lot 12, a 50 acre parcel in the township, from Hiram C. Andrews. In 1870 Nathan and Chloe Gale sold 10 acres of the tract to Leroy Gale for $550.00. Chloe Gale died on 9/12/1879 and was buried at Marlborough Cemetery, Old Troy Section, Delaware County, Ohio. Four days later Nathan entered into an agreement with his son-in-law, Albert Faucett, for a portion of his land. Faucett was allotted the remaining 40 acres in exchange for furnishing Nathaniel with the necessities of living, including food, clothes and care needed for his health and comfort during his lifetime. He also agreed to pay several family members $100.00 plus interest over an eight year period following Nathan's death. On 4/20/1880 Faucett was released from the agreement and purchased the 40 acres from Nathan for $800.00. On 3/28/1889 Albert and Sophia Gale Faucett sold the 40 acres to Robert S. Gale for $2,300.00. Nathaniel died ca. 1885 and was buried by Chloeann at Marlborough Cemetery. CHILDREN OF NATHANIEL & CHLOEANN SMITH GALE: MAHALA (?? - ??) married Emanuel Heinlen in 1853. SYLVESTER (?? - ??). MAHIEL (1834 - 193?) married in 1858 to Elizabeth Sherman; children William, Robert S., Leroy (m. Melvina Legg and their son Lloyd m. Margaret Spriggs. They had a daughter, but then divorced). PHOEBE (?? - ??). HARRIET (?? - ??). LORENZO (?? - ??). ELIPHALET (?? - ??). SOPHRONIA (?? - ??). NAOMI (?? - ??). SOPHIA (?? - ??).

FRANCIS GALE (1843 - ??) enlisted in Company A, 55th Infantry Regiment, on 9/20/1861 at Bellevue, Ohio, age 18. A Private, he served at Alexandria, VA until 11/24/1862.

LUCIUS GALE (Living 1845) was on the Ohio Voters List at Milford Township, Defiance Co.

ABIGAIL GALE (Living 1821) married Samuel Wallace, Franklin County, Ohio on 7/26/1821.
JESSE GALE (Living 1815) married Jane Brown on 3/7/1815 in Franklin County. [In 1826 Jesse, Thomas and William Gale appeared on the tax list for Crawford County, Ohio.
RICHARD GALE (LIVING 1810) appeared on the tax list of Franklin County, Washington Township. In 1814 he is on the tax list for Franklin County.
WILLIAM GALE (Living 1819) married Chloe Howell on 8/12/1819 in Franklin County.

ALFRED GALE (Living 1829) appeared from 7/23/1829 to 6/2/1830 in a suit filed in Licking County, Ohio vs. the heirs of Joseph Gale, deceased that named widow Rebecca, now wife of (?) Campbell; children Alfred; Christiana, wife of James Tunis; Cornelius; Catherine; Effa; Wm. H.; Joseph; Elinas and Harrison, the last 6 being minors. [RE: 160 acres, NW quarter, section 9, Township 3, Range 10 of unapportioned lands in U.S. Military district.]
CHRISTENA GALE (Living 1821) married James Tunis on 1/15/1821 in Licking County.

JAMES GALE (?? - 9/8/1868) died in Morrow County.

JOSIAH GALE (LIVING 1826) appeared on the Tax List for Riley Township, Sandusky County.

HARRISON GALE (Living 1842) married Mary Ann Bradt on 5/5/1842 at Seneca County.

JOHN GALE (Living 1820) appeared on the tax list for Shelby County, Loramie Township.

BENJAMIN GALE (Living 1824) married Margaret Martin on 2/12/1824.
GEORGE GALE (LIVING 1794) was a witness on a land transaction between David Dawson and his wife Elizabeth to Phillip Pendleton for 270 acres on the Cacapeon River. In 1795 George Gale acquired land from George Crock and his wife.

JOHN RANSON GALE (1/24/1864 - 1/24/1926) was a resident of Woodward Co., OK

MCFARLAND-GALE HOUSE: Although the identity of the owners is unknown, a house known as the McFarland - Gale House stood on Salisbury Street in Worcester, Mass.

McFarland - Gale House, Salisbury Street, Worcester, Mass.
II. FRANCES ELLEN (1837 -??) married Thomas Page.
II. EDWARD (1838 - ??). SUSAN (??, Oregon Territory - ??)
II. MARGARET (??, Oregon Territory - ??)
II. MARY (??, Oregon Territory - ??)
II. MARIA ANTONIA (1850s, California - ??)
II. CLARA (1850s, California - ??)
II. SABRINA (1850s, California - ??)