I'm sorry I don't have any info on your John Henry Hale. I saw your post while searching any info on Hale and Akers. After having a Y-DNA test performed at Family Tree DNA, I found I don't match any Hale, but I do match Acker, Aker, and Akers. A cousin recently told me that her mother told her and her brother that they were really Akers. A Hale had adopted their and mine great great grandfather (possibly John Hale born about 1815 in possibly Wythte County,VA). Would you have any info on an Akers adopted by a Hale family, in either Grayson, Wyhte, or Washington, VA; or Tn, or KY. Thanks.