The Thomas Jefferson Hale in my family was b. 1822 +- d. 1875+- Howell Co., Mo. He came to Rhea Co., Tn from Cocke Co., Tn. with brother Matthew and sister Malhala b. 1809, as orphans. Mahala m. James Spence and Thomas m. Elizabeth Spence (James's sister) Thomas and Elizabeth moved to Randolph Co., Ark. 1850-59... went back to Rhea Co. for duration of Civil War then to Howell Co., Mo 1869 next farm over from James and Elizabeth's brother John who moved to Howell Co. 1855. The Hale family are still here in Howell Co. I just sent a packet of Hale info to Carlie Monroe Hale in St. Louis yesterday. Can I help you or is it the wrong Thomas Jefferson Hale? There are many Hales. Four pages of them in the 1850 East Tn., census.