AROET BOOK TAKING SHAPE

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The Hale family organization is nearing completion on a book of Aroet Lucius Little Hale (1828-1911), the oldest orphan of Jonathan Harriman Hale and Olive Boynton.  Aroet was a great man with an adventurous spirit.  His extensive journals tell tales of:

  • traveling with Brigham Young on advance parties to prepare for the westward migration of early Latter-Day Saints;
  • leading his orphaned brothers and sister across the plains;
  • serving several early missions to settle areas in the southwestern United States for the church;
  • negotiating with antagonistic Native Americans; and
  • raising a large posterity.

The book committee has used Aroet’s journals to lead them through the compilation of this book, while researching extensively by visiting the areas Aroet lived in and settled, speaking with some of the relatives who actually remember him, and investigating other written sources to give us a better perspective of Aroet’s life and adventures.  Chapter biographies of each of his wives will be included, along with short excerpts on each of his children where information has been available.  Also included will be a CD paf file of Aroet’s genealogy.  Research for this book has been going on for over a decade.

The HFO would like to finish this project up but we could use your help.  Specifically, if you are interested in writing a short history on each of Aroet’s children (or a few of them), we would appreciate the help.  We can provide you with the data the committee has already gathered and give suggestions about where you might do more research to fill in the blanks.  We have an editor so you don’t need to worry about verbiage and syntax–we just need people to sift through information and create concise summaries  This project can be done in small chunks, and every bit of help is welcome!  Use the “Tell Us Your News” link and I will get you in touch with the committee.

If you are interested in participating in this project, please contact us!  There is plenty to do.

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4 Comments

  1. February 10, 2011 Kathlyn Barrus Egbert

    I am new to the site and don’t know my way around very well – but instructions were to contact Lee to preorder an Aroet Lucious Hale book. I would like to order one – let me know how to pay for it in advance. Thank you, Kathlyn Barrus Egbert

  2. February 16, 2011 David N. Hale

    As mentioned in the article (above) the book still has a while before it can be published. We don’t even know how long it will be, so the printing costs haven’t been estimated. Because of this, it is still early to preorder, so you are welcome to check back on the web site everyone now and then or wait for a general announcement in the newsletter. We hope to start offering the newsletter articles on this web site, so those announcements will be here as well.

  3. March 19, 2011 Ann Martin

    Dear Lee:
    I hope that you received our list of decendants of Rachel Susan Hale Clark. I sent it before the deadline but never knew if you received it. If you have time, could you let me know. Thank you for your countless hours of work in out behalf.
    Ann Martin of Oakley, Idaho

  4. March 21, 2011 David N. Hale

    @Ann: Lee has been very busy incorporating the gedcom files of many family members for inclusion in the Aroet book and hasn’t been able to respond to each submission. I have forwarded your note to him directly, but if anyone else has specific questions regarding their data, you can send him a message on the “Contact Lee” link at the upper right part of this page, or go to http://halefam.org/contact/

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