There seem to be two Mark Hales floating around in the past, and I believe that many people have melded them into one person. This is just my current theory btw. It seems that both may have been born in Tennessee around the 1790's. One died in Tennessee in 1880, and the other died in Georgia. My ancestor is the one who died in Dade, Georgia, some time after 1870. His daughter Matilda/Malida is my great great grandfather Oscar/Ausker's mother. I have no idea which married Jane Long in 1845, but I think it was the other Mark because my Mark is married to a woman named Nancy in 1860, but he seems to have no spouse in 1850. He lived in the Georgia Militia district in 1860 and 1870. Most family trees on ancestry link him to Shadrack Hale and Mary/Molly Kincheloe, but I believe that is the other Mark. Therefore, I have no info on who my Mark married or who his parents are. Any help to figure this all out would be greatly appreciated.