This is one of Michael's ancestors. Whereas my ancestors suffer from lost records, Michael's ancestors were pioneers and it is their perambulations that cause the headaches. Andrew Jackson Hall first appears in the U.S. 1850 Census in Pulaski County, Missouri as Andrew J. Hall age 19, labourer, born in Tennessee. Sadly, this means, he never appears in a census with his parents. So we have a man with a fairly common surname, no parents, and no birthplace. That's the long and short of it.