Email from
Penny Hales Jones
about her ancestor
Wesley Woodall Hales
who was
Company "A"
12th Mississippi Cavalry

From: Penny Jones
Subject: 12th MS Cav veteran
Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2007 18:52:58 -0700 (PDT)

Dear Tom,

I am a descendant of a 12th MS Cav veteran, Wesley Woodall Hales. My Hales are from Polkville, Smith Co, and I joined the UDC through Wesley. The National Archives' copy of his parole record indicates he was in Yerger Regt Cav when Gen Taylor surrendered at Citronelle to ERS Canby. I do not have the parole record at this time in my possession, my father has it, so I can't tell you the company but I believe it is company A but please don't quote me. I will get the record from him and send you a copy. I would like to have Wesley added to the 12th's roster on your website. The record has WW Hale instead of Hales, however, Wesley father, grandfather and greatgrandfather spelled the names Hailes in the 1860's but some of the same family spelled it Hales and as far back as the 1750's NC the name was spelled Hayles, so it is just a matter of who spelled what and when.

Please return my email and send me an address where I might forward a copy of the parole record.

Thank you for your prompt attention.

Penny Hales Jones
Wesley Woodall Hales Parole

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