I had seen this info on Oregon pioneers prior to posting my message. It is somewhat in conflict regarding Moses Hale's death. Info passed down from written histories said Moses drown while heading westward, no details as to location. In Dec. 1852 info appeared in a San Francisco newspaper under deaths. It stated Moses Hale of Wapello Co. Iowa drown in the falls of the Lewis River when several wagons overturned near the Washington-Oregon border. The info in the Oregon pioneers says he died of cholera. The Hale family in Linn Co. is a Milton Hale family who are no relation unless it's many many generations further back. The 2 families never were in the same states generations earlier. All of Moses family remained in Iowa at that time. The reason they went west was because of Nancy's brother James Wood who ended up in Linn Co. It's likely she married & her children took the new husband's name. They never appear in any census under the Hale name.