Hi Joyce - thank you so much. Thomas was Mad's grandson. He was crippled but a very good harness maker. He was such a mystery - hopefully the Hale connection will help to trace him backwards. There are 2 Anna's - Anna, Mad's wife and Anna Kerstin, their daughter. Records have blended them into one person. If you have any idea how to trace the younger Anna I would love to know. The Milton church records showed her in the 1870's and then sheis gone again. Anyway- thanks again for your time and help.