I’m trying to find information on my great great grandfather - John Hale. He was born 1800-1820 in one of these Virginia counties: Grayson, Washington, or Wythe. He is shown in the 1850 census for Perry County, Kentucky and the 1860 census for Magoffin County, Kentucky. In these census he is shown with his wife – Sarah ”Sally” Fawbush and children. According to Magoffin County court records he died at the Magoffin County Home in 1877, while at the Home he was known as ‘Ol Cherokee John Hale.
I submitted a Y-DNA test at Family Tree( DNA (FTDNA) hoping to find matches with other Hale’s at the Hale DNA Project at FTDNA. My only match was with a known cousin at the Hale DNA Project, my cousin and I only matched each other and no other Hale’s.
FTDNA notified me of a perfect match through the 12 Marker and 25 Marker tests with a person of the surname – Aker. On the 37 Marker test I match this Aker with a 2 Marker difference, and on the 67 Marker test I match them with a 3 Marker difference. According to a chart on genetic difference these matches and even with the genetic distance, I’m related to this Aker. I joined the Aker DNA Project and noticed that I also match an Akers with a perfect match on the 12 Marker test, and I match an Acker with a 1 Marker difference on the 12 Marker test. Again, according to the chart on genetic difference, I am related to the Akers, and probably related to the Acker (with additional info provided, such as traditional genealogy records). My known cousin, also matches these same Acker, Aker, and Akers.
This had led me to believe that my great great grandfather was not a Hale, but an Acker, Aker, or Akers. Would you have any information of an Acker, Aker, or Akers that may have been adopted by, indentured as a laborer/servant, or changed their name to Hale?
Thanks for any help.