Stephen Cale was born 1801-08-08 in Pennsylvania, and died 1875-09-24 in McDonough Co, IL. I haven't been able to find any birth record or anything else to point to his parents. Anybody else have any clues?
There is a record of the marriage of Stephen Cale & Mary Hindman 1830-03-18 in Milton Twp, Trumbull Co, OH; his signature is indicated with "X - his mark", so I suppose the spelling of the name could have been changed according to whoever did the scribing.
In addition to Samuel Hindman Cale the other children of Stephen & Mary Cale were: William Warren Cale, Marie Cale, Melissa Cale Fields, Martha Cale, Mary Cale, Sarah Sylvina Cale Mitchell, Emily Cale Guisleman, and Thomas Cale (actually 2 Thomas Cales, one died in infancy 1830-1831, and they gave the name to another born in 1836). This info comes mostly from some faded photocopies of pages from the family bible that my mother got from a cousin years ago, mostly confirmed by census data and other records.
Anyway, would appreciate any clues as to Stephen's ancestors.