Ancestors of Thomas Cleveland Hales
Obituary from the Sampson Independent, January 1950
Submitted by Claudia Spell

Thomas Cleveland Hales was the son of Thomas Jefferson "Jeff" Hales and his first wife Lucy Cashwell. 
Jeff was born in 1848 in Cumberland Co. and died in 1936 in Cumberland Co. Jeff and Lucy were married April 11, 1871 
in Cumberland Co. Lucy was born in 1851 and died in 1905 in Cumberland Co. Jeff's second wife was Sally Cashwell, 
younger sister of Lucy Cashwell. Other children of Jeff and Lucy: Emma Hales Bullard (wife of George Franklin Bullard), 
Frank Hales and Ellen Hales.

Thomas Jefferson "Jeff" Hales was the son of William "Billy" Hales, who was born abt. 1803 and 
died abt. 1879, and his first wife Abigail Jones, daughter of Levi Jones, who was born April 15, 1807 and died May 
17, 1852 in Cumberland Co. Billy's second wife was Mary Jane "Polly" Faircloth who was born November 26, 
1803 and died May 6, 1878. Other children of Billy and first wife Abigail were: Ollen, Lucy, Simon and Giles. 
Read his obituary

Descendants of Thomas Cleveland Hales

Thomas Cleveland "Clede" Hales married Mattie Caroline Davis, daughter of Daniel and Lucy Davis, born 
February 4, 1887 and died September 25, 1936 in Cumberland Co. Clede and Mattie were married January 29, 1911.

     Children of Clede and Mattie:
   1- John Claude Hales b.10/27/1911 Cumberland Co.
                                      d.8/2/1955 Sampson Co.
        +Mildred Ann Fisher b. 9/26/1915 Bladen Co.
                                           d. 12/26/2000 Gaston Co. See John & Mildred here
   2-Bertha Hales b.11/28/1917 Cumberland Co.
                            d.5/23/1994 Sampson Co.
   3-Paul Hales b.2/14/1921 Cumberland Co.
                         (never married)
   4-Rupert Hales b.4/15/1924 Cumberland Co.
        +Living Hilton
   5-Cecil Hales b.3/6/1927 Cumberland Co.
                          d.7/26/1983 Cumberland Co.
         +Living Spouse
   6-Ruby Hales (living)
         +Jesse Glendon Vinson b.8/30/1913 Sampson Co.
                                               d.7/7/1984 Sampson Co.
Note: Thomas Cleveland Hales married Lessie Davis Riley, sister of  his
first wife Mattie Caroline Davis, after Mattie's death in 1936.

Sources: 1) Mildred Ann Fisher Hales family documents
               2) Anne Fisher Hales Spell family Bible
               3) SSDI
               4) Ruby Hales Vinson
               5) Living Hales descendants
If anyone has any additional information or corrections for any of the individuals listed, please let contact Claudia Spell.

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