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THE 



HALLS OF NEW ENGLAND. 



GENEALOGICAL AND BIOGRAPHICAL, 



BY 

Rev. DAVID B. HALL, A. M., 



OF 

DUANESBURGH, N. Y. 



" People begin seriously to think that there is no reason 
why they should not knoiu something about their progenitors." 

Sam'l G. Drake in 1848. 



ALBANY, N. Y.: 

Printed for the Author 

By JOEL MUNSELL'S SONS, 

82 State Street. 

1883. 



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PREFACE. 



I 



"It is a noble faculty of our nature," said Daniel Webster 
" which enables us to connect our thoughts and sympathies with 
what is before and after us, and hold communion at once with our 
ancestors and our posterity. There is also a moral and philosophical 
respect for our ancestors which elevates and improves the heart. 
Next to a sense of religious duty and moral feeling, I hardly know 
^ what should bear with stronger obligation on a liberal and enlightened 
^ mind than a consciousness of an alliance with excellence which is de- 
parted, and a consciousness too that in its acts and conduct, and even 
. in its sentiments and thoughts, it may be operating on the happiness 
J of those that come after it." 

;■ We cannot know ourselves unless we know oui- ancestors. There 

is a distinctness of characteristics which adhere to families for many 
generations, and sometimes become national. The mental, moral, 
^ and physical character of the Jew of to-day may be easily traced in 
the family of Jacob, his great ancestor. 

Each individual is a link in a very long chain. This chain which 
^ binds together human affinities has marvelous combinations and 
variations, each one of which it is needful to understand in order to 
arrive at accurate conclusions. 

Some links in this chain are of iron, some of silver, and others of 
gold, but there is still a similarity as well as a connection, and the 
precious links reflect their excellence upon all the others. 

And, as family connections cannot be severed, let each portion 
cherish the other, especially let children reverence their parents and 
ancestors, even as they may wish in their turn to be held in affectionate 
remembrance and honor by those who may come after them. 

Most people know but little of their ancestors beyond those with 
whom they have had a personal acquaintance, and do not possess 
even a laudable curiosity which would lead them to make inquiries 
after them. It arises probably more from carelessness or the pressure 
of business engagements than from any want of reverence or 
affection, so that when their attention is called to the subject and the 
means of knowing is presented, they become interested and are eager 
to be informed. 



iv Hall Genealogy. 

Hence the importance that some should engage in compiling 
family genealogies, that the hearts of the children may be turned to 
their fathers. 

It is generally a work of love on the part of the compiler, for 
there is no work so perplexing and wearing to the mind, none that 
requires more patience and perseverance, and none that receives less 
praise or pecuniary remuneration. 

HISTORY OF THE WORK. 

At an early age I was eager to know more of my ancestors, and 
in 1846 I found it convenient to visit the places where they had 
lived. I then examined the records, and noted all that I found of 
value concerning them. I had then no thought of printing a gen- 
ealogy. It did not seriously engage my attention until, in the process 
of time, by reason of advanced age, I had become relieved from the 
more laborious duties of my profession. But all along I had fre- 
quent opportunitiesof receiving as well as of imparting information 
by an extensive correspondence. 

My first intention was to compile only my own line, the Halls of 
Medford, but afterwards I concluded to embrace in the work all the 
records that I could find. And I have found much more than I 
then supposed was in existence, and still the work is far from con- 
taining all that might be obtained. 

I was urged to engage in the business by several motives, I had 
leisure, I wished to keep my mind employed, I was interested in the 
work, and above all I considered it a sacred duty which I owed to 
all concerned, ancestors and posterity, the living and the dead, the 
past, the present and the future. 

The work has involved much more labor than I anticipated, as 
well as several years more of time. 

Many of those who have given me encouragement and informa- 
tion have passed away, but I do not forget them, or others who have 
also sympathized with me in my labors, and Jiave procured the record 
of their ancestors and near of kin for this work, I shall ever regard 
them with affection and gratitude. They will also receive the 
thankful remembrance of those whose record they have rescued 
from oblivion and placed in permanent form, for all time. 

The early Hall emigrants were very numerous ; but little is 
known of many of them ; the posterity of some are traced only to a 
very limited extent ; while others have a fair representation. 



Preface. v 

By the time this small edition is disposed of, there will probably 
be a call for a supplement to it. It should therefore be known 
where materials can be sent and preserved for such a use. 

Whether it will be possible for me to compile such a supplement 
or not I cannot say at present, but I am willing to receive such re- 
cords as may be sent to me, and will hold them in readiness for use 
at the proper time, I would also request any who may discover errors 
in this work, to send the corrections to me that they may be inserted 
in the supplement. 

ORDER OF CONSTRUCTION. 

It is essential to good order in all lengthy genealogies either to 
number the individuals or the families, I have adopted the latter 
method as being more concise and convenient, saving much space 
and labor. 

NAMES WHICH WILL REAPPEAR. 

Much perplexity arises in most genealogies for want of an index 
placed at the end of such names as will reappear as heads of families. 
To obviate such perplexity and to indicate which names will re- 
appear and to enable the reader to turn at once directly to such a 
family I have given the word family in full with its number as an 
index to such names as will thus reappear. They will generally be 
be found in the next generation. But as the Halls of Medford are 
divided into eleven parts the names of heads of all the parts except 
the first are carried forward from the first to the other parts. For 
instance, take the name of Willis Hall in the family of Percival 
Hall (page 300), the index is (Family '17, Part 10), the reader is to 
look along on the top of the right hand pages until Part 10 is found 
on page 452, where he will find (Family 17; Willis Hall3. In a 
similar manner the heads of the other Parts may be traced. 

STYLE. 

It was mv design to adopt the line style of construction but out 
of economical considerations I was obliged to adopt the solid form, 
thus being able to comprise in one volume the records which in the 
line style would have been spread over the pages of two volumes. 
However by repeated importunities I have made an exception in 
favor of the Halls of Taunton. 



vi Hall Genealogy, 

PEDIGREES. 

To obviate the necessity of searching for pedigrees as in many 
genealogies, I have adopted the method of giving a full pedigree to 
every head of a family or brotherhood of families. 

ABBREVIATIONS. 

The usual abbreviations are employed in this work as b. for born, 
bapt. for baptized, m. for married, d, for died or dead, and others 
which are easily understood, 

ORIGIN OF THE NAME HALL. 

The Surname Hall is derived from at least three sources. 

1. The Norwegian word for flint is hallr, its final letter is silent, 
and only indicates the nominative case. The word also signified 
a hero, and on this account the Norwegians often gave it as a name to 
their children, and it finally became a surname. The old Norse 
hallr, hals and the Anglo-Saxon haele, haletta, signify the same, a 
hero. 

The surname Hawes has the same derivation as Hall. 
Hallett and Henry are diminutives of the same. 
Hallse means the son of Henry, 

The Norwegians settled quite extensively in Scotland, and hence 
the Scotch Halls, 

2. The English Manor House is another source of the name of 
Hall. 

In Medieval documents the Manor House is called "■ Alle, " Halle, 
"De Aula and "Del Hall." 

The principal apartment was the hall, which was used as a petty 
court of justice, as well as the scene of entertainment, hence the 
tenant or chief servitor acquired the surname De Aula or Del Hall 
which was retained by his eldest son. 

3. The word in Welsh for salt is hall, and a worker in salt is 
haller, and a dwelling near salt works or on low marshy ground near 
the sea is halham, halla or halle, hence the origin of the name of the 
ancient Castle Halla, now City Halle, in Saxony, as extensive salt 
works are known to have been located there. Or the castle may 
have taken its name from its chief, who of course was haele, hero. 



Preface. vii 

The great mass of English Halls undoubtedly are the posterity of 
the men of Halle who came in the successive Saxon invasions of 
England. They vi^ere called De la Halle, which became a surname, 
and is now simply Hall. 

William of Normandy, who conquered England, and his followers, 
" insulted dreadfully over the ancient Saxon nobility and spoiled 
their estates," whose descendants four hundred years later, still 
groaning under oppression, glad to embrace so good an opportunity 
for enjoying their ancient rights and love of liberty, emigrated in great 
numbers to America. 

Is is said that the Halls of Great Britain exceed in number any 
other name except those of Smith, Jones, Brown and Robinson. 

Also, Albert Wells, late of New York, informed me that he had 
in his possession io6 various specimens of Hall coat of arms. 



EARLY EMIGRANTS. 

1. Adam Hall, m, 1725, Sarah Sherman, of Plymouth (see page 
726). 

2. Adam Hall, b. in Ireland, 1728, came to Pennsylvania (see 
page 671). 

P 3. Andrew Hall, mariner of Boston, 1677, m. Ann Rachel 
(Savage). 

4. Benjamin Hall, of Dover, 1659 (Savage). 

5. Christopher Hall, of Groton, Mass., 1660 (see page 654). 

6. Christopher Hall, of Attleboro, Mass.. 1700 (seepage 565). 

7. David Hall, of New Haven, Conn , d. in Barbadoes, 1675 
(see page 665). 

I 8. David Hall settled in Delaware before the Revolutionary war 
(see E. K. Hall, Boston) (page 708). 

9. Doctor Hall, from Penn. to N. C, before Revolutionary war 
(see page 677). 

10. Edward Hall, of Salisbury, Mass., freeman of 1635 (see page 
527 and 721). 

11. Edward Hall, of Rehoboth, 1655 (see page 527-665 and 695). 

12. Edward Hall, of Cambridge, 1636 (see page 723). 

13. Edward Hall, of Salem, fined, 1638 (see page 720). 

14. Edward Hall, of Lynn, before, 1646, d. 1669 (seepage 720). 

15. Eben Hall, of New Salem, N. H., (see page 209). 



viii Hall Genealogy. 

i6. Francis Hall, of New Haven, 1639 (see pages 72-86 and 
711). 

17. George Hall, of Taunton, Mass., 1639 (see pages 567-648). 

18. George Hall, of Coventry, Conn, (see page 668). 

19. George Hall, of Dorchester, 1630, and Hartford, Conn., (see 
page 665). 

20. George Hall, freeman of Hartford, Conn., 1669 (-^ee page 
666). 

21. Henry Hall, Westerly Manor, R. I., 1604 (see page 148). 

22. Hugh Hall, of Charlestown, Mass., d. 1732 (see page 680). 

23. Hugh Hall, b. in Ireland, 1705 (see page 671). 

24. James Hall, of Pennsylvania, 1732 (see page 671). 

25. James Hall, of New London, Conn., 1662, and probably of 
Westerly, R. I., 1669 (page 148). 

26. Job Hall, of New Haven, Conn., 1646 (Savage). 

27. John and Margaret Hall, gravestone, 1630, Barnstable (Dea. 
Crocker, Auburn, N. Y.) 

28. John Hall, 1630, Charleston, and of Yarmouth (see pages 
211-293 and 652). 

29. John Hall, of Dover, N. H., 1650 (see pages 152-173 and 

730)- 

30. John Hall, of Dover, 1640, and Portsmouth, N. H. (see 

page 723) 

31. John Hall, of Dover, N. H., 1649 (see page 723). 

32. John Hall, of Roxbury, Mass., 1633, Middletown, Conn. 
(see pages 1-71 and 656). 

33. John Hall, of Kittery, 1640 (Savage). 

34. John Hail, of Lynn, 1630, of Salem, 1637 (see page 644). 

35. John Hall, of Sangus, 1637 (see page 720). 

36. John Hall, of Salisbury, 1640 (see page 721). 

37. John Hall, selectman, of Boston, 1657 (Savage). 

38. John Hall, of Massachusets Bay, divorced wife Dorcas, May 
15, 1646 (Records of Mass. Col., page 350). 

39. John Hall, of Medford, b. 1627, d. 1701 (seepages 294-512 
also pages 684 and 730). 

40. John Hall, of Scituate, Mass., m. 1705 (see page 726). 

41. John Hall, of Marlboro, Mass., before 1703 (see page 725). 

42. John Hall, of New Haven, Conn., 1648 (Savage). 

43. John Hall, of New Haven, 1639, and Wallingford (see pages 
87-132 and 692). 



Preface, ix 

44. John Hall, of Wethersfield, Conn,, d. 1692, leaving widow 
Rebina and dau. Elizabeth, ae. 9 mo. 

45. John Hall, of Newport, R. I., 1638. 

46. John Hall, b. in Ireland, 171 7, emigrated to Penn. (see page 
669). 

47. John Hall, of Basking Ridge, N. J. (see page 701). 

48. James Hall, of Salisbury, Mass., before 1693 (see page 721). 

49. Joseph Hall, ae. 29, embarked at Gravesend, Eng., 1636, for 
New England (see Drake). 

50. Joseph Hall, of Rehoboth, iMass., 1658. 

51. Johannah Hall, member of ch. Boston, 1638. 

52. Mary Hall, widow, of Cambridge, 1653 (^^^ P^g^ 294). 

53. Nathaniel Hall, of Dorchester, 1634 (see page 718). 

54. Ralph Hall, of Exeter, N. H., 1639 (see pages 174-176). 

55. Ralph Hall, freeman, 1664, Long Island, N. Y., and wife 
Mary, both accused of witchcraft in New York. 

56. Richard Hall, freeman, 1644, Dorchester (see page 715). 

57. Richard Hall, freeman, 1676, Bradford (see pages 180-210) 
and 727. Was probably the nephew of Richard, of Dorchester. 

58. Richard Hall, of Roxbury, Mass., before 1699 (see page 721). 

59. Richard Hall, of Basking Ridge, N. J. (see page 705). 

60. Richard Hall, of Maryland, 1670 (see page 675). 

61. Robert Hall, blacksmith, of Boston, 1634. 

62. Robert Hall, b. in Hammersworth, Eng., 1621, and d. in 
Mendon, Mass., 1727, ae. 106. 

63. Ruth Hall, of Salem, m., 1648, Wm. Raymond (see page 
720.) 

64. Samuel Hall and wife Susan, embarked June 9, 1637, for 
New England. 

65. Samuel Hall and wife Joan, embarked June 9, 1637, for 
New England, probably of Salisbury. 

66. Samuel Hall, of Boston, member of the Ancient and Honor- 
able Artillery Co., 1638. 

67. Samuel Hall, fined for being drunk on shipboard (see Mass. 
Col. pages 133, 245). 

r Samuel Hall, of Salisbury, Mass. (see page 720). 

68. I Samuel Hall, of Salisbury, probable the emigrant of 1633 

(^ and again in 1637, (see page 720). 

69. Samuel Hall came in 1635, ae. 25. 



Hall Genealogy. 

Stephen Hall, of Concord and Stow (see pages 515-526). 

70. -"^ Stephen Hall, of Plainfield, Conn., 1702, perhaps the same 
as of Stow (page 667). 

71. Theodore Hall, of Salem, N. J. 1725 (see page 705, 708). 

72. Thomas Hall, left Gravesend 1635, ae. 25, for New England 
(Drake). 

73. Thomas Hall, of Sterling, L. I., New York, fined, 1648 
see page 710). 

74. Thomas Hall left Gravesend, 1635, ae. 29, for New England 
(Drake). 

75. Thomas Hall, of Salisbury, freeman, 1634 (see page 720). 

76. Thomas Hall, at Hartford, Conn , before 1640. 

77. Thomas Hall, at New York, from iMass, 1639 (see page 710). 

78. Thomas Hall, one of Scotch-Irish colony, Londonderry, N. 
H. (see pa5e 655). 

79. Thomas Hall, of Cambridge, 1645 (^^^ P^g^ 3°^)- 

80. William Hall, of Portsmouth, R. I., 1644 (see pages 133-151 
and 685). 

81. William Hall, of Guilford, Conn., 1639 (see pages 34-71). 

82. William Hall, of Schenectady, N. Y., m. 1695 (see page 
708). 

83. William Hall, of Salisbury, Mass., of whose family in 1653, 
Joseph Fletcher was the main stay (see Fletcher Genealogy 1st Ed., 
page 6, 2d Ed., page 508). 

For other early settlers of Conn., see pages 666, 667. 
For the early Halls of Virginia and Barbadoes, see pages 679, 
680. 

Note. — The names of some early emigrant Halls who came with 
their parents have been omitted in the list, and probably several 
others. 

Also some names in the list have probably been repeated, and 
names of persons born in this country, may have been added to the 
list. 



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COAT OF ARMS. 



Much inquiry has been made for arms, preserved in the Hall 
families in New England, and although several have been found, no 
one of them is satisfactory in every respect, yet most of them point 
to the Halls of Warwickshire, Eng., as their origin. Therefore I 
have chosen that as a representative illustration. The late Albert 
Welles, president of the New York College of Heraldry, prepared 
the copy, and the Heliotype Company of Boston, printed them. 
The probability is that the Chevron should have been cross marked 
to signify its being sable. 

Description. 

Shield, argent, on a chevron between three columbines, azure, 
stalked and leaved vert, a mullet of six points, or. 

Crest. 
A Talbot's head erased, proper. 

Motto. 
Turpiter Desperatur. 



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ILLUSTRATIONS. 



1. Coat of Arms, _ - - 

2. HiLAND Hall, 

3. Andrew H. Foot, 

4. Nathan K. Hall, 

5. Group of Five Generations, 

For No. i and 2 of the Group, 



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222 
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223, 232 

232, 249 

268 

267 
268 
272 
476 
478 
482 
484 
498 

12. WiLLARD Hall, -._._-. ^24 

13. RoDOLPH Hall and David C. Hall, - - 628 





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6. 


Edwin Hall, 


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James E. Crane, 


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Willis Hall, 


9. 


David B. Hall, 


10. 


Edwards Hall, 


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RuFus C. Hall, 






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251, 



HALLS OF MIDDLETOWN, CONN. 



First Generation. 



{Family i.) Mr. John Hall, the emigrant ancestor of the Halls 
of Middletown, was born in the county of Kent, Eng., 1584. His 
will was dated May 14, 1673, in which he stated that he was then 
nearly 89 years old and that it was the 40th year of his living in New 
England. He died in Middletown, Conn., May 26, 1673, in the 
89th year of his age. 

He married Esther . It is probable that she died before 

the family emigrated. 

John Hall came from the west of England to Boston in 1633, 
settled first in Cambridge and soon after removed to Roxbury where 
the prefix of respect Mr. was accorded to him on the records of Mr. 
Elliot's church. In those days the prefix of Mr. was given to only 
a very few persons ; and generally indicated that such persons were 
entitled to a coat of arms. 

John Hall's name is found in a rate bill on the records of Rox- 
bury for 1634, in which his family is recorded as consisting of four 
persons. 

Sept. 4, 1633, J°^'^ Hall, John Oldham and two other men stirted 
for the Connecticut river, where they were reported to be in October. 
They returned to the Bay towns on jhe 20th of January, 1634. It was 
their favorable report of the rich bottom lands on the Connecticut, 
which led to the migrations from Dorchester to Wethersfield and 
Windsor, and from Cambridge to Hartford in 1635-6. 

Mr. Hall was made freeman in Boston, 1635. He probably 
joined the Hooker and Stone colony and went to Hartford soon after, 
but did not remove his family until 1639. 

He was a carpenter by trade and was no doubt an efficient aid in 
constructing the first buildings in Hartford. 

Mr. Hall drew the home lot No. 77 of six acres on the brow of 
Lord's hill, in 1639. He also bought lands the same year of Wm. 
Hooker and Wm. Bloomfield. 

The Hall lot No. 77 is the same as the Sigourney place, and since 
occupied by Gov. Catlin. 



2 Hall Genealogy. 

John Hall was a surveyor of highways in Hartford, in 1640. 

In 1650, having sold his house and home lot to Wm. Spencer, he 
removed with his family to Middletown, then called Matabesick, 
which had been lately purchased of the great Sachem or Sequin Sawe- 
heag, being one of the original proprietors. 

This home lot containing five acres was located on the north-east 
corner of Main street and Washington street of Middletown, running 
to the " Great River" and adjoined the home lot of his son-in-law, 
Thomas Wetmore on the north. 

He was appointed March 19, 1659, by General Court held at Hart- 
ford " for the entry and recording such goods as are subject to 
customs for Middletown." Before as well as after this time Mr. 
Hall held divers offices of honor and trust, indeed he seemed to be 
the patriarch and leader of the new settlement. 

Mr. Hall was born duringt he reign of Queen Elizabeth, 1584, 
and lived through a most eventful period of English History. 

And he no doubt rejoiced in his old age to see his children 
settled in a broad and fertile land, and destined to be henceforth in 
their generations free from the grinding oppression of those upper and 
lower millstones — the nobility and the hierarchy. 

His posterity are very numerous and respectable, but we have 
been able to collect only a small portion of their names in this 
genealogy. 

The names of his children were : 

1. John, b, in England, 1619 (Family 2). 

2. Richard, b. in England, 1620 (Family 3). 

3. Sarah, b. in England, 1622 (Family 4). 

4. Samuel, b. in England, 1^26 (Family 5). 

Second Generation, 

(Family 2) John Hall% John': b. in England, 1619; d. in 
Middletown, Jan. 22, 1694 ; m., ist, Ann^ dau. of John and Mary 
Wilcox, of Hartford. They had one child, a dau., which d. in in- 
fancy. Mrs. Ann Hall, d. July 20, 1673, in her 56th year. Mr. Hall 
m.,2nd, Oct. I, 1674, Mary^ wid. of Thomas Hubbard, of Middle- 
town Upper Houses. Mr. Hall was a carpenter and carried on that 
business with his* father in Middletown. His house was on his 
father's home lot of which he occupied four acres. He was chosen 
deacon of the church of Middletown, March 11, 1670. He was 
t<^";n clerk and recorder from 1665 to the end of his life. He also 
represented the town in General Courtduring the May session, 1653, 



Halls of Middletown. 



and at other times. Dea. Hall made his will May 23, 1691, in which 
he gave most of his estate, valued at .£345 to his wife Mary, with 
legacies to his stepson Ebenezer Hubbard and to the sons and grand- 
sons of his brothers Richard and Samuel. 

The following pathetic if not poetic epitaph upon his grave stone, 
now standing in the old Middletown cemetery, gives evidence of 
his many virtues. 

" Here lyes our Deacon Hall who studied peace with all, 
Was upright in his life, void of" malignant strife 
Gone to his rest — left us in sorrow 
Doubtless his good works will him follow.' 

{Family 3.) Richard Hall', John^ : b. in England in 1620; d. 
in Middletown, March 27, 1691. In his will, made Jan. 11, 1691, 

he said he was then 71 years old \ m. Mary ; she came with 

him in the fall of 1650, from Hartford to Middletown; she died 
March 30, i6'^i, only three days after the death of her husband. 
Richard Hall was a weaver by trade. He was a large land-holder, 
had lands recorded June 9, 1654. His home lot containing five 
acres was situated on the north side of Main street and is a strip of 
land extending between Court and College streets to High street. 
He gave his estate, inventoried at ^432, as follows : to his son John 
his house and home lot; to his son Samuel the house he built for 
his son John on High street ; to his daughter Mary his Western 
street range of lots at Westfield ; to his daughter Sarah Blake seven 
and one half acres wood lot ; and to daughter Anna Xio. The 
names of his children were : 

I. Mary, b. 1646; m., March 10, 1665, Anthony Martin. 2. 
John, b. Sept. 20, 1648 (Family 6). 3. Jane, b. March, 1653. 4. 
Sarah, b. May, 1654 (family. 7). 5. Richard, b. June, 1656; killed 
May 30, 1676, by the Indians at Hadlcy in King Philip's war. 6. 
Samuel, b. Sept., 1658 (Family 8). 7. Anna or Amy, b. March 
20, Ifci6i. (See Middletown Probate Record.) 

[Family 4.) Sarah Hall,^ John': b. in England, 1622; d. in 
Middletown, Dec. 7, 1669 ; m. in Hartford, Dec. 11, 1645, Thomas 
Wetmore. Mr. Wetmore was born in England, 1 615 ; was a Welsh- 
man; came to Massachusetts, 1635; removed to Hartford, Conn., and 
in 1650, to Middletown. He was a carpenter by trade. His home lot 
of five acres in Middletown adjoined that of John Hall's son on the 
south. He was a deacon of the Church of Middletown ; was rep- 
resentative of the town ; was a soldier in the Pequot war ; and 
was one of a committee to draft men for the war in 1654. He died 



4 Hall Genealogy. 

1 68 1 , ae. 66 years. The Wetmore Memorial, compiled by James C. 
Wetmore, contains over two thousand names of his descendants. 
Mr. Wetmore m., 2d, widow Katharine Locke of New Haven. 
Children vyere ; 

I. John, b. Sept. 6, 1646 ; m. Abigail Warner. 2. Elizabeth, 
b. 1648 ; m. Josiah Adkins. 3. Mary, b. 1649 ; m. John Stow. 
4. Sarah, b. April 20, 1651; d. July 14, 1665. 5. Thomas, b. 
Oct. 19, 1652-, m. dau. of George Hubbard. 6. Hannah, b. Feb. 
13, 1653; m. Nathaniel Stow. 7. Samuel, b. Sept. 10, 1655; m. 
Mary Bacon. 8. Izrahiah, b. March 8, 1657 ; m. Rachel Stow. 
9. Beriah, b. Nov. 2, 1658; m. Margaret Stow. 10. Nathaniel, 
b. April 21, 1661 ; m. Dorcas Allen. 11. Joseph, b. March 5, 
1662; ni. Lydia Bacon. 12. Sarah, b. Nov. 27, 1664; m. John 
Bacon. 13. Josiah, b. 1665. 14. Mehitable, b. 1668. And by 
2d wife: 15. Benjamin, b. 1674. 16. Abigail, b. 1678; m. 
Nathaniel Bacon, jr. 17. Hannah, b. 1680 ; m. Samuel Gipson. 

{Family 5.) Samuel Hall^, John', b. in England, about 1626 ; 
d. in Middletown, 1690,26. about 65 years; m., 1662, Eli'zabeth^ 
eldest dau. of Thomas and Elizabeth Cooke, of Guilford, Conn. 
Thomas Cooke came to Guilford with Rev. Henry Whitfield and 
was one of the signers of the plantation covenant of June i, 1639, 
made on the passage from the county of Kent, England, to Guilford. 
Samuel Hall was made freeman at Middletown in 1654. Had 
lands recorded June 10, 1655. His home lot of five acres was 
located on the east side of Main street and extended to the river. 
The Mansion house block occupies a part of the front of this lot on 
Main street. He was a farmer, and a large land-holder. He also 
had learned his father's trade. He was admitted to the church of 
Middletown Oct. 19, 1668, also his wife Oct. 29, 1676. After his 
death she removed to Guilford and lived with her son Thomas. 
Samuel Hall made his will Feb. 13, 1690, in which he gave most of 
his estate inventoried at =£324 to his sons : Samuel to have the house 
and barns ; John the lot in town ; Thomas to have two acres of the 
home lot ; and Samuel and John to have the carpenter's tools. 
Children were : 

I. Samuel, b. Feb. 3, 1663-4 (Family 9). 2. John, b. Aug. 7, 
1668 (Family 10). 3, Thomas, b. Aug. 29, 167 1 (Family 11). 

Third Generation. 

{Family b.) John Halls, Richard% John': b. in Hartford, Conn., 
Sept. 20, 1648; d. Nov. 25, 171 1; m., 1634, Elizabeth^ dau. of 



Halls of Middletown. 5 

William Cornwell, of Roxbury, Mass. There is a mistake proba- 
bly about the date, it should be forty years later. He was a captain. 
His grave stone, in Middletown, is a large slab set on short pillars. 
Had a son 

(Family A.) Giles Hall, Esq., b. Oct., 3, 1680 ; d Feb. 16, 
175O; his grave stone is like that of his father's; m. Feb. 26, 1713- 
14, Esther^ b. Jan. 7, 1695, dau. of Hon. John Hamlin, she d. Oct, 
8, 1751. Children were: 

I. Giles, he was a captain; m, Anna Lord, and had Anna, b. 
Aug. 24, 1765; m., Sept. 22, 1794, Abijah Hoyt, of New York; 
she d. Jan. 15, 1824. 2. John Hamlin, b. Sept. 10, 1720 (Family 
B). 3. Jabez, m., Feb. 23, 1771, Mary Littell, and had Samuel, 
b. March 23, i 772. 

{Family B.) John Hamlin Halls, Gilest, John3, Richard^ John': 
b. Sept. 10, 1720 ; residence in that part of Middletown which be- 
came the town of Chatham, where he died. He was sexton of the 
church for many years, and his name occurs on the records often 
as Hamlin John Hall. Children were : 

I. Jabes, b. 1761 ; was a captain ; d. June 10, 1821, ae 60 ; his 
wife, Abigail, d. April 12, 1843, ^ 75- ^- Calvin, b. 1766; d. 
Sept. 24, 1836; m. Huldy Cowdrey, and had, i. Elizabeth, ii. Giles 

Cowdrey, b. 1793 (Family C). 3. John. 4. Amanda, m. 

Clark, of East Hampton, Conn. 

[Family C. ) Giles Cowdrey H all^, Calvin^, John H.s, as above ; 
b. 1793; d. Oct. r, 1868 ; was a manufacturer ; residence, Chatham, 
Conn.; m. Dolly Stephens Parmelee. Children were : 

]. Lewis Lawrence, b. Aug. 30, 1819 (Family D.) 2. Simon S. 
3. B. B. 4. Giles S., b. Oct 25, 181 5; d. April 14, 1857; m., 
1846, Martha B. Lovell, b. May 9, 181 5 ; children were, i. Laura 
B., b. Aug. 16, 1845 i 'i- Lovell, b. May 12, 1844, graduated at 
Yale college 1866, A. M. at Yale, 1869, L.L.B. Columbia, 1^70, 
and is a lawyer in practice at Middletown, Conn. He very kmdly 
sent me his pedigree. 

[From Genealogy of Strong Family.] 

{Family E.) Lewis Lawrence Hall^, (Giles Cowdrey Hall, 
Dolly Stephens Parmelee,) b. Aug. 30, 1819, at Easthampton, Ct. 
Farmer and formerly a bell manufacturer. Residence, Easthampton, 
Ct., which is a part of Chatham ; m., Nov. 27, iS^o, Lucy Jnn Bush, 
b. Feb. 24, 1819, dau. of Henry and Lydia (Strong) Bush. Child- 
ren were : 



6 Hall Genealogy. 

I. Albert Frederick, b. Sept. 25, 1 841 ; m., Aug. 6, 1865, Martha 
Helen, dau. of Byron Nichols, of New Haven. Mr. Hall is a 
shipping clerk at Canton, Ohio. Children are, i. Willie, d. in 
infancy; ii. Robert Thomas, b. Aug. 24, 1868. 2. Robert Henry, 
b. Sept. 30, 1845 ; lives at home. 3. Marion Lydia, b. Feb. 18, 
1848; m.. May 3, 1870 ; Edwin Dwight Barton, b. J 847 ; bell 
manufacturer of Easthampton, Conn. 4. John Smith, b. May 16, 
1858. 

[Family 7.) Sarah Hall^, Richard% John': b. in Middletown, 
Conn., Mav, 1654; m., 1st, at Maiden, Mass., March, 1673, John 
Blake ; m., 2d, Edward Turner., had several children by each husband. 
John Blake resided at Middletown, d. 1690. He was an emigrant 
from England, and was probably of the same family as Admiral 
Blake of the English na^'v, and probably connected to William 
Blake of Dorchester, Mass. Children were: 

I. Mercy, b. Nov. 16, 1673; m. Samuel Roberts. 2. Sarah, b. 
Feb. 15, 1675; m. John Roberts. 3. Margaret, b. July, 29, 1677 ; 
m. Nathaniel Johnson. 4. Elizabeth, b. March, 16, 1679 ; m. 
Joseph Johnson. 5. Abigail, b. July 25, 1681. 6. John, b. May 
19, 1683 (Family 14). 7. Jonathan, b. July 27, 1685 (Family 15). 
8. Stephen, b. July 15, 1687 (Fannily 16). 

In 1683, John Blake gave a deed in which he calls George 
Durant his father, probably this George Durant was the 2d husband 
of John Blake's mother. This George Durant removed from Mai- 
den, Mass., in 1663, to Middletown, Conn. 

{Family 8.) Samuel Hall^, Richard'', John': b. in Middletown, 
Sept., 1658 ; d. in Middletown, March 24, 1740. The following 
is from the grave stones of Middletown : 

" Here lyeth the body of Abigail Hall ye wife of Samuel Hall Jr. ,who d. March ye 25, 
172^-6, aged 26 years." 

" Here lies the body of Lieut. Samuel Hall died March ye 24, 1740, in the 82<1 year of 
his age." 

[Family 9.) Samuel Hall^, Samuel% John' : b. in Middletown, 
Feb. 3, 1664 ; d. at East Middletown, March 6, 1740, ae. 76 years ; 
m., 1st, Jan. 8, 1691, Sarah., dau. of Barnabas and Sarah (White) 
Hinsdale, of Hatfield, Mass. She died about 1720 ; m., 2d, Eliza- 
beth, widow of George Stocking, of East Middletown, May 16, 
1722. She died Sept. 2, 1737. He was a farmer and settled first 
on the farm given him by his father at the Upper Houses, Middle- 
town, now Cornwall, where he was chosen deacon of the church Feb. 
10, 1 716, soon after its organization. He removed to the other side 



Halls of Middletown. J 

of the river. East Middletown (now Portland), where he had a large 
tract of land and was elected deacon of the church Nov. 9, 1721, 
and held the office during life. Children were : 

I. Sarah, b. May 16, 1662; d. Dec. 16, 1712. 2. Elizabeth, 
b. Aug. 26, 1694. 3. Samuel, b. March 28, 1697; d. Feb. 22, 
1713. 4. John, b. Aug. 19, 1699 (Family 17). 5. Mercy, b. 
Nov. 13, 1704 ; d, Nov. 10, 1712. 6. Thomas, b. Oct. 15, 1707. 
7. Isaac, b. May 2, 1709. 

{Family 10.) Thomas Hall3, Samuel% John', b in Middletown, 
Aug. 29, 1671 ; d, in Guilford, Feb. 11, 1753, ae. 82 years; m., 
ist, Feb. I, 1692, Mary, b. May 12, 1672 ; d. April, 1738, dau. of 
George and Mary (Cruttenden) Hiland. Mary Cruttenden was the 
dau. of Abram Cruttenden. George Hiland took the oath of fidelity 
Sept. 4, 1650, at Guilford. He m. Mary Cruttenden 1665. 
Thomas Hall m., 2d, Rachel dau. of John Savage and widow of 
John Spinning of Middletown, she d. Jan. 19, 1752; m., 3d, very 
late in life, widow Abigail Seward. In 1727; Thomas Hall was 
chosen deacon^f the ist church of Guilford ; was captain of militia ; 
moderator of town and society meetings; selectman, etc. Children 
were born in Guilford, Conn. : 

I.. Mary, b. Nov. 5, 1693 ' "^•i J""^ 18, 1717, Dea. Joseph 
Whire, of Middletown, and d. Nov., 1725. 2. Hannah, b. March 
25, 1695 ; m. Daniel Bishop, Oct. 3, 1721 ; she d. Nov. i r, 1766 ; 
he d. Feb., 1771. 3. Elizabeth, b June 12, 1698; m., Nov. 6, 
1720, Oliver Collings ; she d. March 19, 1750-, he d. Feb. 20, 
1788. 4. Thomas, b. Jan. 10, 1701 ; d. young. 5. Hiland, b. 
Sept. 30, 1703 (Family 18). 6, John, b. 1706 (Family 19). 

Fourth Generation. 

[Family 14.) John Blake^, John Blake and Sarah Hail^, Richard^, 
John^ : b. in Middletown, Conn., May 19, 1683; m. EU%abeth 
'Johnson. Children were : 

I. Richard, b. Aug. 9, 1706. 2, Ann, b. Nov. I, 1707. 3. 
John, b. Dec. 2, 1708. 

[Family 15.) Jonathan Blake**, pedigree as last given : b. in .Mid- 
dletown, July 27, 1685 ; m. Mary Johnson. Children were : 

r. Daniel, b. April 24, 17 1 1. 2. Abigail, b. Feb. i 2, 1713. 3. 
Mary, b. Jan. 27, 1715. 4. Elizabeth, b. Feb. 18, 1717- 5. 
Prudence, b. April 8, 17 19. 6. Jonathan, b. Mav 12, 1721. 7. 
Jonathan, b. Aug. 29, 1722. 8, Mary, b. Jan. 12, 1725. 9. 
Sarah, b. July 29, 1727. 10. Stephen, b. Feb. 18, 1731. 



8 Hali Genealogy. 

[Family i6.) Stkphen Blake'*, pedigree as last given : b. in Middle- 
town, July 16, 1687 ■, m., ist, Hannah Cole^ she d. sp.; m., 2nd, 
Abaigail Hubbard^ by whom he had two sons and two daus.; m., 3id, 
1740, Anna Lucas^ by whom he had children •, among whom was 
Samuel^, b. July 22, 1747,- m., 1785, Margaret Johnson, by whom 
he had children ; among whom was Elisha^, who m., 181 1, Marilla 
Crane, and had children ; among whom was Homer Crane^, who m., 
1852, Mary Flanagan ; he was a capt. in the U. S. Navy; lived in 
New York city, where he d. in 1877-8 ; He was one of Commo- 
dore Faragut's heroes at Mobile during the war for the Union. He 
was made commodore not long before his death. (See Harpers 
Magazine and Headleys Faraguf s Heroes.) 

[Family 17.) John Hall"*, Samuel^, Samuel^, John' : b. at Middle- 
town Upper Houses, Aug. 19, 1699 ; d, in East Middletown, now 
Portland, Jan. 3, 1767, ae. 67 years; m., ist, July 19, 1722, Mary 
Ranney^ perhaps the dau. of Thomas and Mary Ranney, of Middle- 
town upper Houses; m., 2d, Sept., 30, 1765, Sarah^ dau. of Dea. 
John Gains, of Upper Houses. John Hall was a faiimer, residence 
in Portland. Children were: 

I. John, b. June 1, 1723 (Family 20). 2. Hannah, b. April 3, 
1726. 3. Mary, b. Sept. 19, 1728. 4. Gideon, b. March^o, 
1734 5. Mary, b. Feb, 28, 1737. 

[Family 18.) Hiland Hall"*, Thomas^, Samuel', John': b. in 
Guilford, Conn., Sept. 30, 1703, and died there. An upright 
marble tombstone was erected at his grave in the old Guilford 
cemetery, which, when the ground was made a public common, was 
removed with his remains about four miles to the farm of Minor 
Fowler, one of his descendants, where it is now (1864) standing. 
The inscription is as follows: 

" In memory of Hiland Hall who departed this life June 16, 178 1, in the 78th year 
of his age." 

Hiland Hall, m. Rachaei Bishops Mzrch 17, 1725, who was dau. 
of Daniel Bishop, of Guilford, and his wife Mary Hall, and grand- 



NoTE. The Crane pedigree is as follows : Marilla', Isaac C.*, Stephens, Joseph-*, 
Jonathan?, Benjamin-, of Withersfleld, Conn., supposed to have been the son of Jolin% 
whose brother Jasper settled at Newark, N. J., who was the ancestor of Rev. Abijah 
Crane, who d. at Clinton, N. Y., 1848. fSee Ha/Is of Medford, loth part, Family 585.) 

Note. John Johnson the emigrant came with John Hall to Roxbury, Mass., 1633 — 
and both afterwards, settled in Middletown. Their children and posterity have inter 
married very much. 

Note. Ata re-union of the Crane family at Chickering Hall, New York, Oct. 5, 1881, 
James E. Crane, of 729 Broadway, gave an eulogy on the character and services of Com- 
modore Homer Crane Blake. 



Halls of Middietown. 9 

daughter of William Hall who was an emigrant from Rolvendue 
Kent county, England, in the company of the Rev. Henry Whitfield 
the first minister of Guildford, in 1639. (See Barber's Conn. Hist. 
Coll. Guildford.) Mary Hall the mother of Rachael Bishop was 
dau. of John Hall, son of William, and his wife Elizabeth Smith, she 
beintr dau. of George and Sarah Smith of New Haven. Rachael 
Bishop, wife of Hiland Hall, being granddau'ter of William Hall, their 
descendents have two emigrant ancestors of the name of Hall, viz.: 
John Hall, of Middietown, who came to Roxbury in 1633; and 
William Hall who came to Guilford in 1639. Dea. John Bangs, 
who kept a bill of the mortality of Guilford, placed the prefix of honor 
" Mr." before the name of Hiland Hall. Children were born in 
Guilford : 

I. Thomas, b Feb. 11, 1726 (Family 21). 2. Hiland, b. April 
21, 1727 ; d. unmarried Feb. 6, 1796. 3. Rachel, b. Sept. 27, 1728 ; 
d. Oct. 23, 1728. 4. Abraham, b. April 3, 1730 (Family 22). 5. 
Gilbert, b. Nov. 26, 1732 (Family 23). 6. Thankful, b. Jan. 19, 
"735- 7- Stephen, b. Sept. 5, 1739 (Family 24). 8. Eber, b, Dec. 

5, J 741 (Family 25). 

{Family 19.) John Hall'*, pedigree as last given : b. in Guilford, 
1706; d. in Guilford, Oct, 3, 1790 ; m., Nov. 26, 1730, ^««, 
dau. of Thomas ard Sarah (Bradley) Griswold ; she d. July 4, 1750. 
Children were b. in Guilford : 

I. Philemon, b. Sept. 23, 1733 ; d. Sept. 21, 1800 (Family 26). 
2. Amos, b. Nov. ID, 1739; d. Feb. 7, 1740. 3. John, b. Sept. 
8, 1 74 1 (Family 27). 4. Isaac, b. Nov. 18, 1742; d. March 28, 
1800 (Family 28). 5. Samuel, b. Dec. 8, 1747; d. Jan. 6, 1751. 

6. Ann, b. June 6, 1750 ; d. Dec. 17, 1764. 

Fifth Generation. 

[Family 20.) John Halls, John'', Samuel3, Samuel'', John' : b. in 
East Middietown (now Portland), June i, 1723 ; d. in East Middle- 
town 1754; m., March 7, 1745, Abigail Shepard. A farmer of 
East Middietown. Children were born in East Middietown : 

I. Abigail, b. June 3, 1746 ; d. in infancy. 2. Abigail, b. June 
31, 1748; d. Feb. 10, 1749. 3. Abigail, b. May 2, 1750 ; d. 
Dec. 27, 1752. 4. Joel, b.. April 5, 1753 (Family 29). 

[Family 2\.) Thomas Hall^, Hiland'', Thomas^, Samuel^ John% 
b. in Guilford, Conn,, Feb. 11, 1726; d. in Bennington, Vt., Dec. 
23, 1802; m., April 10, 1751, Phebe.,h. Oct. 10, 1720, d. July 
29, 1801, dau. of David and Abigail (Hand) Blachley, of East 



lo Hall Genealogy. 

Guilford, Abigail was from East Hampton, L. I., N. Y. 
Thomas Hall received from his father in consideration of love and 
affection a house and one acre lot as his $500 portion. He pur- 
chased 50 acres and owned nearly as much more in right of his 
wife, all of which he sold in 1759 and purchased 100 acres on 
" Good Hill," Roxbury Parish, \Voodbury, Conn., where he re- 
sided twenty years. In 1778 he sold out for $2,600, lawful money, 
and purchased about forty acres of land in Williamstown, Mass., and 
a right of three hundred and fifty acres in Cornwall, Vt., and the farm 
in Bennington, Vt., occupied and improved by his son Nathaniel and 
grandson Hiland Hall, and which still belongs to his descendants. 
He removed from Woodbury to Bennington, Vt., in 1779. Here 
his residence was within a mile from the residence of the heroic Col. 
Seth Warner, who also had been his neighbor in Roxbury Parish, 
Conn. They were both honored founders and heroic defenders of 
the State of their adoption. Children were: 

I. Rachel, b. Guilford, Jan. 27, 1755; d. Sept. 15, 1756. 2. 
Phebe, b. Jan. 13, 1758 (Family 30). 3. Thomas, b. at Roxbury, 
July 3, 1760 (Family 31). 4. Nathaniel, b. at Roxbury, March 
4, 1763 (Family 32). 

[Family 22.) Abram Hall, 5 pedigree as last given: b. in Guil- 
ford, Conn., Sept. 3, 1730 ; d. in Norfolk, Conn.; m., Oct. 30, 
1751, yerusha Bowen., removed to Norfolk, Conn., and perhaps to 
Starksborough, Vt. He was a deacon of the church of Norfolk. 
Children were born in Guilford : 

I. Hiland, b. Feb. 14, 1752; d. Feb. i, 1753. 2. Hiland, b. 
May 3, 1754 (Family 33). 3. Abraham b. May 29, 1756 (Family 
34). 4. Samuel, b. Oct. 5, 1759 (Family 35). 5. Rebeca, b, 
6. Jerusha, b. Nov. 8, 1767. 

[Family 23.) Gilbert Hall^, pedigree as last given : b. in Guil- 
ford, Conn., Nov. 26, 1732; m., Oct. 24, 1756, Hannah Sheldon^ 
of Bradford. He went into the army in the French war and was 
not heard from afterwards. Had one child, Lucretia, born in Guil- 
ford, Sept. 7, 1757. 

[Family 2,4.) Stephen Hall^, pedigree as last given : b. in Guil- 
ford, Sept. 5, 1739 ; d. April 25, 1783 ; m., Nov. 29, 1757, Abigail 
Saxton^ sister of Lewis Saxton. Stephen Hall was much esteemed 
by his acquaintances. He served through the Revolutionary war and 
WES a member of the society of ihe Cincinnati of officers as founded 
by Washington. His name is found as captain of a company in Col. 
Heman Swift's regiment. (See American Archives.^ 5th series, vol. 



Halls of Middlet own. ii 

3, p. 458). A roll of Capt. Stephen Hall's company is found among 
the Washington papers in the State department, vol. 23, p. 29. The 
name of his cousin Philemon Hall was sergeant and his son Amos 
was fifer. After the death of Capt. Stephen Hall, his widow m. his 
cousin Sergt. Philemon Hall. Children were born in Guilford : 

I. Stephen, b. Dec. i, 1758 ; d. March 2, 1859. 2- Stephen, 
b. Sept. 21, 1759 (Family 36). 3. Amos, b. Nov. 21, 1761 (Family 
37). 4. Rachel, b. Jan. 7, 1767 (Family 38). 5. Friend, b. Sept. 
10, 1773. 

{Family 25.) Eber Hall^, pedigree as last given : b. in Guilford, 
Dec, 6, 1 741 ; d. Jan. 14, 1782 ; m., ist, Oct. 22, 1761, Mary^ 
dau. of John and Jerusha (Leete) Shelly. She d. Nov. 16, 1764; 
m., 2d Hannah . Children were born in Guilford : 

I. Eber, b. Jan. 29, 1763; d. Jan. 11, 1826. 2. Hannah, b. 
April 10, 1767. 3. Mary, b. Dec. 10, 1768. 4. Thankful, b. 
May 14, 1770. 5. Roxana, b. Oct. 3, 1772. 6. Gilbert, b. Oct. 

3> 1779; 

{Family 26.) Philemon Hall^, John*, Thomas^, SamueP, John': 

b. Sept. 23, 1733, in Guilford ; d. Sept. 21, 1800, in Guilford ; m., 

1st, May 6, 1756, Sarah Page^ of Branford, she d. March 22, 1791 ; 

m., 2d, Sept. 28, 1791, Abigail^ widow of Capt. Stephen Hall. She 

d. Sept. 20, 1800. He was a sergeant in the Revolutionary war in 

Capt. Stephen Hall's company. Children were born in Guilford : 

I. Sarah, b. Aug. 6, 1757 ; m., March 13, 1775, Samuel Handy. 
2. Mary, b. Sept. 30, 1759; rn. Nathaniel Vail. 3. Phineas, b. 
Aug. I, 1761 ; m.. May 22, 1791, Lydia Griffing ; he d. Feb. 9, 
1799. 4. Hannah, b. Feb. 15, 1763; m. Ambrose Norton of 
Granville, N. Y. 5. Elizabeth, b. Nov. 21, 1764; m. Griffin 
Downs. 6. Anna, b. Jan. 26, 1768 \ d. in Richmond, Mass., unm. 
7. Philemon, b. Oct. 3, 1769; m. Mary, dau. of Reuben Parmelee 
of Guilford and removed to Bloomfield, Ontario Co., N. Y. 8. 
Lois, b. Aug. 26, 1773 ; rn. Reuben Lee. 

{Family 27.) John Hall^, pedigree as last given : b. in Guilford, 
Conn., Sept. 8, 1741 ; m., Nov. 8, 1 768, Hannah-^ dau. of Nathan 
and Elizabeth (Wade) Fiisby, of Branford, Conn. Elizabeth was 
from Lyme, Conn. Children were : 

I. Jared, b. Oct. 6, 1769. 2. John, m. Anna Shelly. 

{Family 28.) Isaac Hall^, pedigree as last given : b. in Guilford, 
Conn., Nov, 13, 1742; d. March 25, 1800 ; m., Feb, 3, 1773, 
Chloe^ dau. of Israel and Elizabeth Frisby, of Branford, Conn. 
Children were born in Guilford : 



1 2 Hall Genealogy. 

1. Isaac, b. May 13, 1774; d. Jan. 22, 1775. 2. Rebecca, b. 

May 10, 1777- 

Sixth Generation. 

[Family 29.) JoEL Hall^, JohnS, John'', Samuel^, Samuel', John': 
b. in East Middletown, April 5, 1753; d. in East Middletown, May 
25, j8i8 ; m.. May 29, 1774, Hannah^ dau. of George and Hannah 
Ranney, of Chatham. Children were : 

I. Joel, b. Jan. 10, 1776 (Family 39). 2. Samuel, b. Nov. 20, 
1777 (Family 40). 3. Abigail, b. Jan. 10,1780; m. John Coleby. 
4. Esther, b. March 18, 1786; m. Robert Patten. 5. Jesse, b. 
June 28, 1787 (Family 41). 6. Joseph, b. Aug. 21, 1789 (Family 
42). 7. Hannah, b. Aug. 14, 1791 (Family 43). 

[Family 30.) Phebe Hall^, Thomas^, Hiland"*, Thomas^, Samuel^, 
John': b. in Guilford, Conn., Jan. 25, 1758 j d. in Pawlet, Vt., 
Sept. 30, 1831 ; m. in Woodbury, Conn., P'eb. 28, 1776, David 
Blakeley^ b. July 25, 175 ; d. in Pawlet, Vt , July 10, 1821. They 
removed to Pawlet about 1780. Two children were born in Wood- 
bury, and the others in Pawlet : 

I. Esther, b. Oct. 15, 1777 i d. Feb. 18, 1849, unmarried. 2. 
Eleanor, b. Feb. 19, 1779 ; d. in old age unmarried. 3. Phebe, b. 

Nov. 29, 1782; m. Fitch; removed to Otsego Co., N. Y- 

4. David, b. May 29, 1785 ; d. Nov. 27, 1786. 5. Sally, b. June 
27, 1787 ; m. William Braughton ; moved to Gainsville, N. Y. ; 
had seven daughters one of whom. Miss Sophonia, was the success- 
ful associate in Miss Bryan's seminary for young ladies at Batavia, 

N. Y. 6. David, b. May 20, 1789; m. Edgerton ; and d. 

March 26, 1871. 7. Lydia, b. April 27, 1791 ; d. Feb. 17, 1793. 

8. Dan, b. April 18, 1793 ; m. Edgerton and d. June 6, 1862. 

9. Polly, b. Nov. 4, 1795 ; m. Andrew Willard, and d. i860. 10. 
Nathaniel, b. May 6, 1798 ; m. and removed to Western New 
York. II. Amy, b. Sept. 5, 1801 ; d. March 26, 1816. 

[Family ■^i.) Thomas Hall^, pedigree as last given: b. in Rox- 
bury, formerly Woodbury, Conn., July 3, 1760 ; d. in Cornwall, 
Vt., about 1801 ; m. Removed to Bennington with his father in 
1779, and to Cornwall, Vt., in 1783, and settled on the right of 
three hundred and fifty acres of land which had been purchased by 
his father and which he received as his portion of his father's estate. 
According to the history of Cornwall, Thomas Hall was an active 
and useful citizen of that town. The eldest three children were born 
in Bennington, the others in Cornwall : 



Halls of Middletown. 1 3 

I. Thomas, b. Aug. 27, 1780; d. by drowning at Middlebury, 
Vt., in about 1800. 2. Jerusha, b. Oct. 16, 1781 ; m. Oliver 
Jennings, and d. at Plainsville, Ohio. 3. Prudence, b. March 4, 

1783; m. Halley. 4. David, b. June 29, 1784. 5. Reuben, 

b. Aug. 12, 1786; d. young. 6. Anna, b. Jan. 13, 1788; m. 
Ezra Baker of Racine, Wis. 7. Levi, b. iMarch 19, 1789. 8. 

Clarissa, b. Jan. 9, 1792; m., ist, Perkins; m., 2d, Wait 

Branch, of Orwell, Vt., and d. May i, 1863. 9. Alanson Northup, 
b. Feb. 26, 1794, 10. Sylvanus, b. about 1796; d. at Deybridge, 

Vt., Jan. 31, 1859. "• Reuben P., b. 1801 ; m. Pemela, 

and d. in Middlebury, Vt., 1879. 

{Family 32.) Nathaniel Hall^, pedigree as last given: b. in 
Roxbury, Conn., March 4, 1763; d. at North Bennington, Vt., 
March 4, 1849, ^e. 86 years to a day -, m. at Norfolk, Conn., by 
Rev. Ammi Robbins, Oct. 12, 1794, Abigail^ dau. of Elijah Hubbard, 
she was born at Middletown, Conn., Oct. 18, 1767, and died at 
North Bennington, March 24, 1846. The emigrant ancestor of 
Abigail Hubbard was George Hubbard (born in Wakefield, England, 
in 1594, and came to Hartford from Boston 1636), was an early set- 
tler of Middletown, and near neighbor to John Hall, her husband's 
emigrant ancestor. They were both settled about the meeting house 
yard at the northern end of Main street, and both were prominent 
inhabitants, as may be seen by the Middletown Address of the Rev. 
David D. Field, pages 40, 146 and 149. Their descendants became 
strangers to each other. The lineal descent of Abigail from 
George Hubbard was through the following ancestors, all born at 
Middletown, viz.: Nathaniel, b. Dec. 10, 1652; Ebenezer, b. Oct. 
2, 1690 ; Elijah, b. Jan. 16, 1737. She could also claim her de- 
scent from the Rev. Samuel Stow, the first minister of Middletown, 
her grandmother, wife of Ebenezer Hubbard, having been his grand- 
daughter. (See Field' i Address^ 48, 55, and Wetmore Memorial^ 
32-34, 502. j Nathaniel Hall came to Bennington with his father 
in 1779, where he continued to reside through life. Mr. Hall and 
his wife both united with the Baptist church about 1800, of which 
he became a deacon and was the leader in devotional singing. He 
was a quiet, unobtrusive man of exemplary, moral and religious 
character, and was respected and beloved by his neighbors and ac- 
quaintances. Rev. Mr. Jennings says, in his Bennington Memo- 
rial, "• Dea. Hall was spoken of as ' an Israelite indeed, in whom was 
no guile.' " He was an industrious and successful farmer. His 
wife a worthy " helpmete." Children were born in Bennington: 



14 Hall Genealogy. 

I. Hiland, b, July 20, 1795 (Family 44). 2. Phebe, b. March 
24, 1797 (Family 45). 3. Abigail, b. March 13, 1799 (Family 46). 
4. Nathaniel, b March 11, 1801 (Family 47). 5, Anna, b. Dec. 
10, 1802; d. March i, 1803. 6. Anna, b. Jan. 31, 1804 (Family 
48). 7. Laura, b. April 5, 1806 (Family 49). 8. Polly, b. Sept. 
22, 1808 (Family 50). 

{Family 33.) Hiland Hall^, Abraham^, Hiland% Thomas>3, Sam- 
uel% John': b. in Guilford, Conn., May 3, 1754; d. at his father's 
house in Norfolk, Conn., to which he had traveled for his health, 
July 10, 1789; m., Dec. 28, 1779, while on furlough, to Hannah 
Parker^ of Norfolk. He enlisted, April, 1777, for three years as 
orderly sergeant in Col. Webb's regiment, but was soon transferred 
to the commissary department and appointed Commissary of Issues, 
and served in that capacity through the period of his enlistment. He 
removed to Cornwall, Vt., in 1783 ; was the first treasurer of the 
town of Cornwall, and its first representative in the legislature. On 
the organization of the county of Addison, he was appointed one of 
the judges of the County Court, which he held during his life. 
Judge Hall was one of the original members of the Congregational 
church of Cornwall, and he and Dea. Bingham were elected as the 
first two deacons. He enjoyed the respect and confidence of his 
fellow citizens in every relation, and his counsels were sought and 
prized, both in secular and ecclesiastical affairs. Children were : 

I. Hannah, b. in Norfolk, Conn., 1780 (Family 51). 2. Di- 
antha, b. in Norfolk, 1783; d. in Orwell, Vt., 1799. 3. Cynthia, 
b. in Cornwall, Vt., 1785 ; m., 1813, Abner Parmelee, brother to 
Asaph ; residence, at Madrid, N. Y., where she d. 1850. 4. Hiland, 
1787; d. 1789, by drowning. 5. Endocia, b. 1789 ; m. Dea. 
Samuel Young, of Orwell, Vt., a respectable and wealthy man, by 
whom she had seven children. 

Hannah, the widow of Judge Hiland Hall, m., 2d, Feb. 23, 1790, 
Dea. Hubbard, of Orwell, Vt., by whom she had several children. 
Such was her regard for her first husband that she gave his name 
Hiland to her first son by Dea. Hubbard, and the name has become 
quite common among her Hubbard descendants. One of her Hub- 
bard children m. Hon Roswell Bottom, who served the public in 
many honorable offices and held the office of town clerk of Orwell, 
forty-two years by annual election. Mrs. Hannah became a widow 
for the second time by the death of Dea. Hubbard, July 10, 1819. 
She received an officer's pension from about 1831 till her death on 



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account of the military services of her first husband, she d. Aug. 25, 

1847. 
{Family 34. ) Abraham Hall% pedigree as last given : b. in 

Guilford, Conn., May 29, 1755 ; d. in Starksborough, Vt., Aug., 
1818; m., 1st, May 24, 1786, Mabel Cowan; m., 2d, Ruby^ dau. 
of Rev, Joseph Marshal, an eccentric Congregational minister and 
a separatist. He was convicted under the laws of Connecticut for 
preaching out of his parish and set in the stocks, then bound out to a 
farmer for two months to pay the cost of prosecution. He was tried 
again for a similar offence, and imprisoned for a time in the jail at 
Hartford. He was afterwards known extensively in Western 
Massachusetts and Vermont, as an earnest but eccentric traveling 
preacher and exhorter. Abraham Hall removed when young with 
his father's family from Guilford to Norfolk and from Norfolk to 
Starksborough, Vt., in 1796. He was a deacon of the Congrega- 
tional church in Starksborough for many years, and until his death. 
His first two children were by his first wife ; the others were by his 
second. They were : 

I. Friend Mabel, b. Jan. 16, 1787 (Family 52). 2. Rebecca, 
m. Dodifer Bunker, removed to Essex Co., N. Y., and from that 
place to Ohio, had a large family of children. 3. Marshall, d. in 
Starksborough in 1815, unmarried. 4. Joseph, 5. Jerusha, both 
drowned in Lake Champlain, 1812, by the upsetting of a sail boat 
while crossing at Mc Neils Ferry at Charlotte to meet their 
aunt and family at Essex. 6. Samuel, m. Miss Collins, of Monkton, 
and removed to Illinios; was a physician, d. 1854. 7. Harvey P., 
m., and was formerly the owner and keeper of the Columbian Hotel, 
Saratoga Springs, is a deacon of Congregational church. 8. Abigail, 
m. John Furgeson, of Starksborough, removed to Ohio. 9. Ruby, 
m. and removed to Ohio. 10. Priscilla, m. Lester Benton of 
Cornwall, Vt., removed to Illinois and d. in 1852. ii. Mabel, d. 
at Starksborough about 1815 unmarried. 

[Family 35.) Samuel Hall^, pedigree as last given : b. in Guil- 
ford, Conn , Oct. 5, 1759 ; d in Bristol, Vt., about 1838 ; m. at 
Norfolk, Conn., Lucy^ dau. of Asaph Parmelee. Mr. Parmelee d. 
at Bristol, Oct 24, 1834, ae. 90 years. Mr. Hall removed with his 
father to Norfolk, Conn , and from thence to Starksborough or 
Bristol, Vt. Children were : 

I. Anson, d. 1813, aged about 25 or 27 years; m., Lucia, dau. 
of Dr. Carrington, of Colebrook, Conn., a ^cw months before his 
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being a student in the college for two years ; he then studied medi- 
cine, he was a young man of much promise ; he d. of consumption. 

2. Hiland, d. in Bristol, Vt., May 5, i86c, ae. 69 \ m. Sophia, dau. 
Levi Smith, of Bristol ; his children settled in Western New York. 

3. Wheelock, was living in Michigan, 1864. 4. Everett D., d. in 
Monkton, Vt., Sept. 15, 1838 ; m. Sally Case, of Middlebury ; was 
a merchant, first in Starksborough then in Monkton. 5. Lucia, was 
living in 1864, m., in 1812, Ansel Wentworth, of Starksborough, 
he was a justice of the peace ; representative of the town in legisla- 
ture, etc., etc.; d. 1833, ae. 44. A dau. m. Gen. George W. Grundy, 
of Vergennes, Vt., a lawyer of eminence ; he has been elected several 
times a member and speaker of the House of Representatives and 
held other important public positions. 6. Charlotte, was living in 
1864; m. Norman Bell of Weybridge and removed to Malone, N. 
Y., he d. 1843. 1' Harriet, d. April 15, 1855, ae. 56 years; m. 
Jan. I, 1818. 8. Samantha, was living in 1864 ; m. Charles 
Whiting and removed to Brookfield, Vt. 

[Family 36.) Stephen Hall^, Stephen^, Hiland'*, Thomas^, 
Samuel% John' : b. in Guilford, Conn., Sept. 21, 1759 ; d. in Bloom- 
field, N. Y. ; m., Dec. 6, 1787, Mary Crittenden. Removed to 
Bloomfield, Ontario Co., N. Y. Children born in Guilford, Conn., 
were : 

I. Hubbard, b. Dec. 3, 1788; d. Byron, N. Y. 2. Orrin, b. 
Sept. 17, 1790. 3. Harvey, b. May 23, 1792. 

(Family 37.) Amos Hall'', pedigree as last given : b. in Guilford, 
Conn., Nov. 21, 1761 ; d. in Bloomfield, Dec. 28, 1827 ; m. 
Phebe Coe. He served as a fifer in the Revolutionary war at the age 
of fourteen years, and was afterwards a fifer in his father's company, 
Col. Swift's regiment. In 1790 he removed to Bloomfield, Ontario 
Co., N. Y., was a member of Assembly in New York legislature in 
1798 and afterwards was member of Senate from the western district 
from 1809 to 1813, and a member of the Council of Appointment in 
1809 and 10. In 1789 he was one of the surveyors of the Phelps and 
Gorham purchase in Western New York ; and in 1790 bought over 
3000 acres of land in Bloomfield. In the same year he was marshal 
of the first census of Western New York. By right of his father he 
was a member of the Cincinnati, established by Washington and his 
officers. He was major general of militia in the war of 18 12 and 
had the command of the Niagara frontier for a short period in 18 13. 
Gen. Hall served with credit, though unsuccessful against the superior 
forces of Gen. Riol, who captured and destroyed Buffalo, and other 



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settlements in its vicinity. (See Lossing's War of 1812, p. 635, and 
Hammond's Political History of N. Y.^ vol i, pages 276, 280, 365.) 
Gen, Hall's engraved likeness is found in the 4th volume of the 
Documentary History of N. Y., p, 1024. The children of Gen. Hall, 
all born at Bloomfield, were : 

I. Enoch Augustus, b. Dec. 21, 1792 (Family 53). 2. David 
Saxton, b. Sept. 19, 1794; d. Geneva, N. Y., Feb. i, 1877 ; m. 

and had three daughters, one m. Reid and has two children in 

Rochester. 3. Stephen, b. May 18, 1796; d. Jan. 18, 1817, unm. 

4. Emila Catharine, b. April 22, 1798 -, m., and d. Mar. 31, 1846. 

5, Hiland Bishop, b. July 3, 1800, Bloomfield, March 17, 1847 '■> 
m., 1st, Caroline* Sophia Hamlin, 1827, who died 1736; he m., 
2d, Betsey P. Hamlin, sister of Caroline, who is living at West Bloom- 
field, 1881 ; their children, i. Isabella, dau. by first wife m. 

Dana, resides at Rochester ; by 2d wife, ii. Hiland P., resides in 
Almond, Allegany Co., N. Y. ; iii. Frank G. Hall, banker, Elmira, 
N. Y. 6. Justus, b. July, 1802; d. April 23, 1841. Had a son 
Charles Shelley, resides at Almond, N. Y. 7. Morris, b. Aug. 26, 
1804; d. Oct. 30, 1873. ^- Thomas, b. Aug 6, 1806; d. Oct. 
14, 1869 ; children were, i. Ameria Sophia, b. June 29, 1833, re- 
sides Garden city, L. I. ; ii. Frances Elvira, b. Jan. 20, 1845, resides 
Garden city, L. I. 9. Heman, b. Feb. 28, 1 810 ; d. March 5, 1852. 

{Family 38.) Rachel Hall^, pedigree as last given : b. in Guil- 
ford, Conn,, Jan, 7, 1767; m., Oct. 21, ijSj^ Minor Fowler, of 
Guilford, b. 1768, and d. March 6, 1838. His father was Col. 
Neale Fowler, b. at Guilford and died there Nov. 15, 1815, ae. 86 
years. His wife Deborah d. Aug. 13, 1825, x. 92 years. The 
children of Minor and Rachel were : 

I. Parnel, a dau., b, March 16, 1789; d. unm, 2. Ammi G., 
b. March 8, 1790; d. Dec. 4, 1840. 3. Lewis, b. Dec. 22, 1792. 
4. Sophia, b. March 20, 1798 (Family 54). 5. Minor, b. May 20, 
1800 (Family 55). 6. Horatio N., b, July 6, 1806 ; m., Sept. 12, 
1827, Mary Bates, and settled in Durham, Conn. 

Seventh Generation, 

(Family 39.) Joel Hall^, Joel^, JohnS, John"*, SamueP, Samuel% 
John' : b. Jan. 10, iJJ^t in Chatham ; m, Lucy. Children were: 

I. Laura, b. March 9, 1795. 2. Emily Green, b. June 3, 1797. 
3, William Brown, b. Jan. 22, 1800. 4. Edward, b. Nov. 21, 
1803. 5. Caroline, b. Dec. 31, 1806. 6. Nathaniel Brown, b. 
Aug. 17, 1818. 
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1 8 Hall Genealogy. 

William B. Hall m., May 27, 1818, Lucy S. Miles, and had Mary 
Miles, b. March 10, 1819. Emily, b. Oct. 14, 1821. 

{^Family 40.) Samuel Hall^, pedigree as last given: b. Nov. 20, 
1777; d. Oct. 6, 1 849 ; residence Chatham ; m., Oct. 6, 1 798, Ruth^ 
d. Sept. 4, 1851, dau. of David and Ruth Bates, farmer and quarry 
owner : 

I. Alfred, b. Dec, 23, 1799; d. May 19, 1803, 2. Almira, b. 
Jan. 10, 1802 ; m. Timothy Edwards. 3. Hannah, b. Oct. 29, 
1803; m. W. Rawson. 4. Fanny, b. Sept. 13, 1805; m. James 
White, 5. Ruth, b. July 14, 1807; m. Selden Johnson. 6. 
Alfred, b. Nov. 15, 1809 (Family 56). 7. Abigail, b. April 16, 
1812 ; d. Dec. 3, 1825. 8. Samuel Nelson, b. Jan. 24, 1820. 9. 
Jane, b. Feb. 2, 1822; m. William Gray. 10. Ellen Mary, b. 
Sept., 1824 ; d. June 15, 1835. 

{Family 41.) Jesse Hall^, pedigree as last given : b. in Chatham, 
June 23, 1787 ; m., June 4, 1808, Harriet Cheney : 

I. Charles Cheney, b. April 4, 1809, 2. Edwin, b, June 11, 
1810. 3, Henry, b. April 18, 1812. 4. Joel, b. March 15, 1814. 
5. Julia Cornwall, b. 25, i8i6. 6. Harriet, b, Jan. 22, 1820. 

[Family 42.) Joseph Hall^, pedigree as last given: b. in Chatham, 
Aug. 21, 1789; m., Nov, 14, 1810, Mary Prior: 

I. Mary Ann, b. Feb. 14, 1815. 2. Nancy Wells, b. Dec. 26, 
1816. 3. Joseph, b. Aug. 27, 1819. 4, Frederic, b, Feb. 12, 
1821. 5. Augustus, b. May 26, 1822. 

[Family 43.) Hannah Hall^, pedigree as last given: b. in 
Chatham, Aug. 14, 1791 ; m,. May 26, i8ri, John Payne: 

I. Esther Patten, b. Nov, 8, 181 2. 2. William, b. May 13, 
181 5. 3. Maria, b, Dec. 13, 1818. 4, Laura Ann b. Sept. 22, 
1824. 

[Family 44.) Hiland Hall^, Nathaniel^, Thomas^, Hiland'*, 
Thomas^, Samuel^, John': b. in Bennington, Vt., July 20, 1795; 
m., Oct. 27, 18 1 8, at Rockingham, Vt., Dolly Tuttle, dau. of Henry 
and Mary (Tuttle) Davis, b. March 2, 1792, at Rockingham, and d. 
at Bennington, Jan. 8, 1879. Her early education, though some- 
what limited, was such that she became a successful teacher. She 
was remarkable for strength of mind and character, and was possessed 
of uncommon personal beauty. In company she always drew atten- 
tion for her queenly appearance and high social qualifications. She 
had a retentive memory which was especially shown in her later years, 
by the repeating of much she had learned when quite young, and in 
many cases whole pages of prose or verse which had particularly 



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mpressed her. She enjoyed the confidence and esteem of her, 
neighbors and friends, and richly deserved the approbation she received 
for her successful eiForts in the management and rearing of so large 
a family, mostly boys, her husband, during the formation period of 
their lives, being so much absent upon public official business. She 
never grew old in her feelings but ever entered into the sports of her 
children with a zest which carried them with her, in the object for 
which she considered such pastimes should be indulged in, though a 
dignity was always maintained in the most familiar recreations, which 
tended to elevate. The wants of the needy received her kindly 
attention, and by her benevolence and uniform efforts she did much 
to enhance the comfort and happiness of others. For nearly fifty 
years she was an exemplary member of the Congregational church in 
Bennington, and died confidently trusting in the Christian's hope. 
Henry Davis was b. at Groton, Mass., Oct. 17, 1758 ; m , at Little- 
ton, Feb. 12, 1782, and d. Feb. 9, 1842. He was a farmer and 
settled at Rockingham and d. at Grafton. At the breaking out of 
the Revolutionary war, when under seventeen years of age, he enlisted 
in Col. Reed's N. H. regiment, and was in the battle of Bunker 
Hill under Col. Stark at the line of rail fence from which the enemy 
were repeatedly repulsed with great loss. He served in the army 
over three years, and was at West Point at the time of Arnold's 
treasonable attempts to surrender it to the enemy. His wife, Mary 
Tuttle, was b. at Littleton, Mass., Aug. 24, 1755 ; m., Feb. 12, 1782, 
and d. in Grafton, Vt., April 12, 1849, i" ^^e 94th year of her age. 
The boyhood and youth of Hiland Hall was spent on his father's 
farm in Bennington His early education was principally obtained 
in the common schools of his neighborhood. He studied law and 
was admitted to the bar in 18 19, and established himself in practice 
in his native town, which he represented in State Assembly in 1827. 
In 1828 he was clerk of the Supreme and County Courts for Ben- 
nington County, and the year following was elected State Attorney 
for the county, and re-elected the two succeeding years. In 
1833 he was elected to Congress for the Southern district of Ver 
mont, and represented the district for ten years, receiving five differ- 
ent elections, his congressional service ending March, 1843, he having 
declined being a candidate for another term. He was a working 
rather than a talking member, though several of his speeches were 
published and circulated by his political associates. He was noted 
for his active work in committees, for his thorough examination of 
claims on the government, and while chairman of the committee of 



20 Hall Genealogy. 

revolutionary claims he acquired special distinction by his successful 
exposure of the unfounded an-d fraudulent character of claims for 
several millions of dollars from the State of Virginia, thereby putting 
an end to their further allowance. After his retirement from Con- 
gress he was for three years State Bank Commissioner, and four years 
judge of the Supreme Court. In 1850 he was appointed second 
comptroller of the U. S. Treasury, -and in 1851, went to California, 
by appointment of the President as commissioner to adjust land 
claims in that newly acquired territory under the provisions of the. 
treaty with Mexico, and remained in California till the spring of 
1854. While in Congress he acted with the Whig party, and he 
was one of the delegates from Vermont to the Philadelphia convention 
of 1856, which made the republican party national, by nominating a 
candidate for the presidency. In 1858 he was elected govenor of Ver- 
mont, and re-elected the succeeding year, when he retired from 
public life ; serving only afterwards as a delegate to the abortive 
" Peace Congress ", assembled at Washington in the winter of 1861 
by request of the State of Virginia. Gov. Hall has always taken a 
deep interest in American history and especially that connected with 
his State. He was for several years president of the Vermont His- 
torical Society ; has been active in preparing its collections for 
publication and in otherwise promoting its usefulness. He has read 
several historical papers at the meetings of the society which have 
been published, and has been a contributor to the Vermont and also 
to the New York Historical Magazines, to the Philadelphia Historical 
Record and to the N. E. Historical Genealogical Register. In 
i860 he read before the New York Historical Society, a paper 
showing "why the early inhabitants of Vermont disclaimed the juris- 
diction of New York and established a separate government." He 
is the author of the early history of Vermont, a work of 500 pages 
published in 1868, by J. Munsell, Albany, in which the controversy 
of its inhabitants with the colonial and State governments of New 
York, and their valuable revolutionary services are very fully treated. 
The honorary degree of L.L. D. has been conferred on him by the 
University of Vermont. He is a member and vice-president of the 
N. E. Historical Genealogical Society, honorary member of the 
Buffalo, and corresponding member of the New York Historical 
Societies. His residence, when not in public life, has always been 
in Bennington. Gov. Hall Lias furnished most of the materials for 
this genealogy of the Halls of Middletown, and otherwise very 
much encouraged its compiler. Children were all born in Bennington. 



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I. Marshall Carter, b. in 15ennington, March 7, 1820 (Family 
57). 2. Eliza Davis, b. Aug. 29,-l82l (Family 58). 3. Henry 
Davis, b. May 5, 1823 (Family 59). 4. Hiland Hubbard, b. Jan. 
19, 1825 (Family 60). 5. Nathaniel Blachley, b. Sept. 2, 1826 
(Family 61). 6. Laura Vander Speigle, b. Jan. 27, 1828 (Family 
62). 7. John Vander Speigle, b. Feb. 10, 1831 (Family 63). 8. 
Charles, b. Nov. 18, 1832 (Family 64). 

[Fa?nily 45.) Phebe Hall^, pedigree as last given : b. March 24, 
1777; d. May 27, i860, at Bennington; m., Aug. 10, 1816) 
James Lasell^ b. at Providence, R. I., April 3, 1788 ; d. at Walling- 
ford, Vt., Dec. 4, 1869. Children were: 

I. Amanda Hall, b. April 28, 1817 ; m., April 26, 1841, George 
Edgerton, druggist, Wallingford, Vt. 2. Samuel Hall, b. Feb. 9, 
1819 ; m. Emma Ouackenbush, and is senior partner of the firm of 
G. V. S. Quackenbush & Co., wholesale and retail dry goods 
merchants, Troy, N. Y. 3. Abby, b. April 17, 1821 ; m. Fayette 
Blakely, of Pawlet, Vt. 4. Harriet, b. Nov. 10, 1823 ; m. Gardner 
S. Wright, Dec. i 2, 1844, proprietor of a hotel at North Bennington. 
5. Sophia W., b. July 10, 1826 ; d. Oct. 8, 1869. 6. Eliza Colvin, 
b. Jan. 22, 1835 ; m., Dec. 17, 1855, Alphonzo Stafford, of Wall- 
ingford, Vt., b. Nov. 5, 1830. 7. James Otis, b. July 4, 1837 ; d. 
Sept. 24, 1859. 8. Hiland Hall, b. April 10, 1842; d. Sept. 10, 
1862. 9. Nathaniel Hall, b. Dec. 13, 1828; d. Dec. 10, 1829. 

10. Nathaniel Hall, b. June i, 1833 ; d. Feb. 22, 1834. 

{Family 46.) Abigail Hall?, pedigree as last given : b. March 
13, 1799 ; m., Oct. 8, 1821, Nathan Bowen^ b. Oct. 30, 1793, of 
North Bennington. Children were : 

I. Lydia, b. Nov. 20, 1822; m. John Bates of Shaftsbury, Vt. 

2. Anna Hall, b. Aug. 11 1824; m. D. O. Wiltsie. 3. Mary, b« 
May 7, 1827 ; d. July 21, 1854. 4. Abigail Hall, b. May 24, 1829 ; 
m. Caleb Cranston, machinist, of South Shaftsbury, Vt. 5. Harriet, 
b. Aug. 28, 1825 ; m. John Clark Wright, a farmer of White 
Creek, N. Y. 6. Dennis J., b June 10, 1832 ; d. Dec. 2), 1865, 
of a disease contracted in the army, being a soldier in the war for 
the Union. 

[Family 47.) Nathaniel Hall', pedigree as last given : b. March 

11, 1801 ; d. Aug. 19, 1846; m,, Nov. 17, 1819, Mary Ploss^h. 
April 23, 1804, d. July 10, 1855. Children were : 

I. Heman, b. Nov. 13, 1820 ; d. April 21, 1H55; m. Cynthia 
Moon. 2. Thomas, b. Nov. 9, 1831 ; d. April 12, 1864, m., Jan. 

3, 1855, Clarissa Surdam, d. April 26, 1859 ; residence Hoosick 



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Falls, N. Y. ; he served in the war for the Union, from the begin- 
ning, as an officer in the New York regiments until the time of his 
death, which resulted from a wound received three days previous in 
the battle of Pleasant Hill, La. ; he was at that time lieut. of the 
2d, Vet. Reg. N. Y. cavalry ,• he left two children, i. Mary 
EHza, b. May i8, 1856, d. 1868; ii. Edward b. Feb. 3, 1858. 3. 
Daniel, b. Jan. 17, 1834; went west and in the time of the war for 
the Union, he served in the army as a lieut. in the 2d Iowa cavalry ; 
afterwards he settled in Memphis, Tenn. 4. Eliza, b. April 5, 
1838; d. Aug. 29, 1849. 

{Family 48.) Anna Hall^, pedigree as last given: b. Jan, 31, 
1804; d. Feb. 14, 1869; m., Nov. 29, 1827, Daniel C. Dyer^ a 
farmer of Shaftsbury, Vt., d. Nov. 12, i860. Children were: 

I. Edward N., b. Sept. 14, 1829; m., Feb. 3, 1855, Mary Niles. 
2. Daniel Clark, b. May 20, 1832 ; d. April, 18, 1854. 3. 
Mariette, b. July 29, 1840; m., Dec. 9, 1857, Lorenzo R. Brown, 
b. May 2, 1834, a farmer of Bennington, Vt. 

{Family 49.) Laura Hall^, pedigree as last given : b. April 5, 
1806; d. Nov. 25, 1854; m., Aug. 29, 1831, Timothy Darlings a 
farmer of Shaftsbury, Vt., b. Nov. 25, 1801. He d. Jan. i, 1880. 
Children were : 

I. Janette, b. April 10, 1837; m. Aaron Smalley, of Troy, N. 
Y. 2. William, b. Aug. 15, 1839 ; m. Cynthia Wilber, of Low- 
ville, Warren Co., N. Y. 3. Martha, b. Dec. 17, 1841 ; m. Elon 
Orcut, of Otsego, Mich. 4. Eveline, b. March 20, 1845 ; residence 
Shaftsbury. 5. Henry, b. March 20, 1848; m. Biggart ; re- 
sides in Shaftsbury. 

{Family 50.) Polly Hall?, pedigree as last given : b. Sept. 22, 
1808 ; d. Oct. 12, 1870 ; m., Sept. 15, 1831, Sidney Colvin^ of Ben- 
nington. Children were born at North Bennington : 

I. Charles, b. June {5, 1833 ; m., Dec. 31, 1856, Harriet Bur- 
gess. 2. Albert, b. Feb. 22, 1838; m. Jane Cox, of Hoosick, 
N. Y., and d. at North Bennington, Aug. 12, 1875. 3. Adin 
Thayer, b. July 15, 1843. 4- Edwin, b. April 8, 1848; m., Jan. 
28, 1870, Ella Royes. 

{Family 51.) Hannah Hall?, Hiland^, Abrahams, Hiland^, 
Thomas^, SamueP, John' : b. in Norfolk, Conn., 1780; m., 1801, 
Asaph^ b. Jan. 6, 1778, son of Asaph and Sarah (Everett) Parmelee. 
Asaph, sen., was b. in Canaan, Conn., 1744; m., Nov. 21,1769. 
Settled in Bristol, Vt., 1792; d. Oct. 24, 1834,32.90. Children 
were born in Bristol, Addison Co., Vt. : 



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I. Miranda, b. Sept. i, 1802. 2. Harvey, b. Aug. 11, 1804, is a 
farmer in Bristol. 3. Diantha, b. July 4, 1806. 4. Sarah E., b. 
Feb. 28, 1808. 5. Anson Hall, b. Sept. 14, 1810 (Family 65). 
6. Horace, b. April 7, 1813; d. in childhood. 7. Shelden, b. 
March 16, 1816 ; d. 1837, he was a first rate scholar, and a pious 
and exemplary young man \ was studying for the ministry ; was a 
student at Burr seminary for two years and had been a member of 
Middlebury college for two years, where he died of a fever, much 
lamented. 8. Horace, b. May 24, 1818; farmer in Bristol. 9. 
Harriet A., b. March 11, 1822. 10. Elvira J., b. June 18, 1825. 

{Family 52.) Friend Mabel Hall^, Abraham^, Abrahams, 
Hiland"*, Thomas^, Samuel^, John' : b. Jan. 16, 1787-8, at Norfolk, 
Conn. ; d, of paralysis at Berkshire, Vt., July 17, 1868 ; m., Sept. 
25, 1816, Electa Benton^ of Cornwall, Conn. ; d. of cancer, April 
27, 1850 ; m., 2d, Mary Luther^ of Saratoga, N. Y., who survived 
him about one year. Friend M. went with his father and family to 
Starksboro, Addison Co., Vt., in 1796 and worked on his father's 
farm until he was twenty-one years of age, and then fitted for college ; 
entered Middlebury college in advance and graduated 1812 \ studied 
medicine with Dr. Ford of Cornwall, Vt., and with Dr. John Sar- 
geant of Dorset, Vt., was licensed by the Addison County Medical 
Society in 1816; practiced at Starksborough four years and then 
removed to Berkshire, Vt., where he had a large practice for twenty 
years, from which he gradually withdrew and devoted himself to his 
farm of 500 acres. Children were : 

I. Lester Cowan, b. June 21, 1817 ; d. March 4, 1840. 2. 
Marshall Benton, b. Dec. 10, 1819 (Family 66). 3. Harvey Rice, 
b. July 21, 1821 ; m., June, 1848, and had children ; is a farmer of 
Berkshire. 4. Nelson Davis, b. April 3, 1832; d. Nov. 28, 1834. 
5 and 6. Twins, a son and a dau.; d. in infancy. 7. Electa Eliza, 
b. July 20, 1827 5 d. Aug. 29, 1827. 8. Milo Deming, b. Jan. 
27, 1829, unm. 9. Joseph Baily, b. Sept. 4, 1830; d. April 8, 
1837. 10. Mary Mabel, b. Sept. 14, 1832 ; d. June, 1837. 

{Family 53.) Enoch Augustine Hall^, Amos^ Stephens, Hiland'*, 
Thomas^, Samuel^, John' : b. at West Bloomfield, Ontario Co., 
N. Y., Dec, 21, 1792; d. June 18, 1850; m., Feb. 23,1815, 
Marietta Shelley^ b. at Guilford, Feb. 27, 1791 ; d. Dec. 20, 1844. 
Was a merchant for many years in Bloomfield ; supervisor of the 
town ; secretary of the insurance company of Ontario and Livingston 
counties ; was maj. gen. of militia, and for the last six years of his 
Jife was post master. Children were : 



24 Hall Genealogy. 

I. Susan Ann., h. March 13, 1816; d. Sept. 6, 1846 ^ m., at 
Bloomfield, Sept. 17, 1839, Edwin Ariel Hendee ; he was a gifted 
young man of prominence, and promise of much influence ; he died 
at the Island of St. Croix, W. I., Jan. 14, 1842, s. p. 2. Stephen, 
b. June 3, 1817; d. March 10, 1819. 3. James Henry, b. Feb. 
3, 1 8 19 (Family 67). 4. Myron Shelley, b. Oct. 6, 1820 (Family 
68). 5. Cornelia Catharine, b. March 31, 1822 (Family 69). 6. 
Emily Coe, b. Sept. 29, 1827 (Family 70). 

[Family 54.) Sophia Fowler^ Rachel Hall^ (Minor Fowler), 
Stephen^, Hiland'', Thomas3, Samuel^, John' : b. in Guilford, March 
20, 1748 ; m., Aug. 29, 1821, Rev. Thomas H. Gallandet^ the well 
known pioneer in the instiuctiori of the deaf and dumb, Sophia was 
his pupil and was deaf and dumb. Mr. Gallandet was b. in Philadel- 
phia, Dec. 10, 1787 ; and d. at Hartford, Conn., Sept. 10, 1851. He 
was one of the most distinguished and useful men of his time. He 
was the principal of the institution at Hartford, in whidh he gave in- 
struction during his life to more than 1000 deaf mutes. Similar 
institutions were soon after established in different parts of the 
country. Mr. Gallandet also wrote most excellent books for the 
young who were not deaf mutes. Sophia Fowler was one of his 
earliest pupils. She entered his asylum in 1817, at the age of 19 
years, and remained under instruction until her marriage in 1821. 
She possessed much more than ordinary natural talent and acquired 
an excellent education. She was m.atron of the Deaf and Dumb 
Institution at Washington, D. C., for several years and is an 
eminent example of the usefulness of the system of instruction pur- 
sued by her deceased husband. She died at Washington city. May 
13, 1877. Their children were born in Hartford and none of his 
posterity were deaf mutes. 

I.Thomas Gallandet, b. June 3, 1822; m., July 15, 1845, 
Elizabeth Reynolds Budd, of New York ; he is an Episcopal 
clergyman of New York, and has conferred upon him the 
honorary title of D. D. ; they have a family of five daughters 
and one son living, and one son deceased. 2. Sophia, b. Feb, 
I, 1824; m. in New York, Jan. 19, 1854, John C. Hunter, 
purser, U. S. Navy; she d. at Washington, D. C, Jan. 20, 1864 ; 
left no children. 3, Peter Wallace, b. March 10, 1826 ; m., June 
20, 1849, Margaret E, Robinson, at Plainfield Conn ; residence 
Brooklyn, business New York; they have a son and a daughter 
living and two daughters deceased. 4, Jane Hall, b. Nov. 13, 1827 ; 
d. in Brooklyn, Oct. 23, 1853. 5- William Lewis, b. Feb. 8, 1829 ; 



Halls of Middletown. 25 

m., April 7, 1859, Aletta Ann Storm, of New York; they have 
four sons living. 6. Catharine Fowler, b. April 3, 1 831 -, m., 
Oct. 12, 1852, Bern Lum Budd, M. D., brother of the wife of her 
brother Thomas ; they have two sons. 7. Alice Cogswell, b. 
Sept. 15, 1833; m., iVIay 23, 1854, Rev. Henry Clay Trumbull, a 
Congregational minister of Philadelphia. They have four daughters 
and one son living and one daughter and one son deceased. 8. 
Edward Minor, b. Feb. 5, 1837 ; m., July 20, 1858, Jane Mellissa 
Fessenden, of Hartford, she d. Nov. 23, 1866 ; they have two 
daughters living and one son deceased ; Mr. Gallandet m., 2d, Dec. 
22, 1868, Susan Denison of Royalton, Vt ; they had two sons living 
and one daughter deceased ; Mr. Gallandet has the title LL.D. and 
is president of Columbia college, for the deaf and dumb at Washing- 
ton, D. C. 

[Family 55.) Minor Fowler^, pedigree as last given : b. at Guil- 
ford, Conn., May 20, 1800 ; d. Jan. 10, 1869; m., Sept. 6, 1827, 
Charry^ widow of Linsley Ives, by whom she had Merriman M. 
Linsley, b. June 15, 1822, d. Jan. 23, 1850. Children born at 
Guilford were : 

I. Catharine Hall, b. 1830 ; d. away from home and at school, 
March 2, 1846. 2. Lewis G., b. March 18, 1833 ; d. at St. Pauls, 
Minn., Feb. 13, 1862. ' 3. Wallace G., b. Oct. 19, 1835 ; m., and 
lives at Stafford Springs, and is a partner with his uncle Ives in a 
cotton mill. 

Minor Fowler lived on the old homestead of his father of 100 
acres, house built in 1800, on Moose Hill, four miles westerly of 
Guilford village, on the carriage road to New Haven. The present 
square or green in Guilford village was formerly the grave yard, 
but in about 1845 or '50, the tomb stones were removed. Then 
Minor Fowler, sen., took the remains of his relations from the yard, 
and had them interred in an inclosure near his house, marking their 
places by setting up their original headstones. Among those still 
standing are three by the name of Hall inscribed as follows : 

"In memory ofDea. Thomas Hall, who died Feb. 11, 1753, aged 82." 

'' In memory of Mr. Hiland Hall who departed this life June i6, 1781, in the 78th year 

of his age." 

" In memory of Capt. Stephen Hall, who died April 25, 1783, in the 44th year of his 

age." 

" Kind reader prepare for the important hour of death." 

Eighth Generation. 
[Family 56.) Alred Hall^, Samuel^, Joel^, John^, John^, Samuel^, 



26 Hall Genealogy. 

Samuel", John' : b. Nov, 15, 1809, in Portland, w hich is apart of 
Chatham which was formed from East Middletown \ m. Maria 
Lydia^ dau. of Seth and Maria Whiting, of Hartford, Conn. Gradu- 
ated at Trinity college, Hartford, and began the practice of law in 
Middletown, but removed to Portland, where he was for many years 
president and part owner of the Shaler & Hall marble quarry. 
He represented his native town in 1848, '51 and '52, in the legisla- 
ture; and the i8th district for one term in the Senate. He was 
also Judge of Probate. He returned to Middletown and engaged 
again in the practice of law in that city, where he died subsequent to 
1868. For at that date he sent his pedigree to Mrs. Eliza H. Baird, 
dau. of Judge John Hall of Ellington ; also a coat of arms of the 
Halls of Middletown, which he believed to be genuine, it consisted 
of the head of a shepherd dog, and signified Fidelity. Children were ; 

I. Samuel, b. Oct., 14, 1834, graduate at Trinity college, Hart- 
ford, and at Berkley Divinity school, Middletown, and was settled 
in the ministry of the Gospel. 2. Alfred Gordon, b. Feb. 6, 1837, 
is married and has a son named Whitby Foster Hall. 3. Maria 
Whiting, b. July 3, 1839; d. March 13, 1844. 4- ]^^^^ Whiting, 
b. Aug. I, 1841 ; d. March 27, 1844. 5. James Philip, b. May 
18, 1844. 6. Mary Ellen, b. Dec. 29, 1846. John Henry, b. 
March 24, 1849. ^- Alice Elizabeth, b. Nov. 6, 1851. 

{Family 57.) Marshall Carter Hall^, Hiland^, Nathaniel^, 
Thomass, Hiland"*, Thomas3, Samuel% John': b. March 7, 1820; 
residence Bennington, Vt.; m., April 20, 1844, Sophia Baker ^ dau. 
of Martin C. and Pamela (Baker) Deming, of Arlington, Vt., b. Feb. 
27, 1820. He was named for Marshall Carter, senior law partner 
of his father and a member of his father's family at the time of his 
death, Sept. 5, 1820, aged 31. M. Carter Hall d. at Bennington, 
June 15, 1881. For most of the last half of his life he had been 
sorely afflicted with rheumatism, which had so affected and distorted 
his limbs as to render him almost entirely helpless, and his sufferings 
were great. Previous to this affliction he was an active buisness 
man of extensive acquaintance and influence in the town, county, 
and State. His children were : 

I. Frances Helen, b, Dec. 20, 1844 (Family 67). 2. Samuel 
Baker, b. Feb. 17, 1846 (Family 67I). 3. Sophia Deming, b. at 
Arlington, Dec. 13, 1847. 

[Family 58.) Eliza Davis Hall^, pedigree as before : b. Aug. 
29, 1 821 ; d. Aug. 10, 1843 ' '"•■) Nov. 29, 1842, Jdin Thayer., Jr.., 
of Hoosick Falls, N. Y,, b. at Whitingham, Vt., Sept., 24, 



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Halls of Middletown. 27 

1816, son of Adin and Mary (Ball) Thayer. Mrs. Eliza D. 
Thayer d. at Hoosick Falls, and her remains were interred in the 
grave yard at Center Bennington. She was greatly beloved and 
lamented by a large circle of friends and relations. Mr. Thayer 
m., 2nd, Feb. 11, 1845, Fanny y/., dau. of Henry C. and Wealthy 

D. (Wales) Crawford, b. at Wallpole, N. H., Dec. 31, 182c; d. 
Oct. 16, 1875. Mr. Thayer has long been an active business man ; 
and at the New York State election of 1874 was chosen canal com- 
missioner to serve for three years. His children were : 

I. Alice C, b. Jan. 17, 1848 ; m., April 28, 1870, Frank Wood, 
of Hoosick Falls, and have, i. Alice C, b. Feb. 4, 187 1 ; ii. 
William Adin, b. June 28, 1872. 2. Fannie Edwards, b. May 
21, 1858. 

{^Family 59.) Henry Davis Hall^, pedigree as above : b. May 
5, 1823 ; m., March 24, 1847, Caroline E.^ dau. of Charles and 
Rachel (Thayer) Thatcher, b. at Bennington, Nov. 20, 1825. He 
is a merchant at North Bennington. Children were : 

I. Eliza Davis, b. Jan. 6, 1848 (Family 68). 2. Caroline 
Thatcher, b. March i, 1856 (Family 69). 3. Hiland, b. Feb, 28, 
186 J. 4. William Carroll, b. June 7, 1867; d. at North Benning- 
ton, May 23, 1877. 

{Family 60.) Hiland H. Hall^, pedigree as above : b. Jan. 19, 
1825 ; d. Dec. 9, 1851 ; m., at Bennington, Sept. 19, 1849, J^^^ 
A.^ dau. of Elijah D. and Eliza Ann (Hinsdale) Waters, b. at Troy, 
N. Y., Sept. 19, 1830. He was an active, enterprising voung man, 
and left Bennington Oct., 1851, expecting to make California his per- 
manent residence. He, with other passengers, was detained nearly 
two weeks on the Isthmus of Panama, during the sickly season, waiting 
for the San Francisco steamer, and he took the Panama fever of 
which he died, Dec. 9, 185 i, one week after reaching San Francisco. 
The Bennington Banner^ of Jan. 17, 1852, closes a very favorable 
notice of the deceased as follows : " Our community will bear us 
witness when we say that no young man among us would have been 
more missed and lamented than Hiland H. Hall." His remains 
were brought home and interred in the cemetery at Center Ben- 
nington. He left no issue. His young and worthy wife, who had 
accompanied him to California, m., 2d, at San Francisco, June 10, 
1854, Benjamin Dore, b. at Athens, Maine, July 7, 1825. They 
reside in San Francisco, and have children : 

Harry E. Dore, b. March 25, 1855 J rn-> Juf^e 16, 1881, Amita 

E. Harrington. Laura H. Dore, b. Feb. 10, 1857 '■> ^- '" infancy. 



28 Hall Genealogy. 

Frank E. Dore, b. Aug. 6, 1859 ' "'-i J^^Yi 1^80. Alice A. Dore, 
b. Feb. 19, 1865. 

[Family 61.) Nathaniel B. Hall^, pedigree as before : b, Sept. 
2, 1826; m., at Bennington, Feb. 25, 1850, Martha^ dau. of Henry 
R. and Harriet E. (Bostwick) Rouse, b. at Pittstown, N. Y,, April 
27, 1829. Mr. Hall studied law and practiced with success in Beii- 
nington. He was major of the 14th Vt. regiment in the war for the 
Union and was with his regiment in the battle of Gettysburgh. Since 
1870 he has resided at Jackson, Mich., where he is a loan and in- 
surance agent. His children were b. in Bennington : 

I. Harriet Bostwick, b. Jan. 7, 1851 (Family 70). 2. Hiland 
Hubbard, b. Sept. 9, 1853 ; d. April 24, 1854. 3. Harry Rouse, 
b. Sept. 15, 1859. 4- Dolly, b. Aug. 22, 1861. 

[Family 62.) Laura V. S. Hall^, pedigree as before : b. Jan. 27, 
1828 ; d. June 21, 1875 ; m., Dec. 15, 1846, Trenor W. Park., b. 
at Woodford, Vt., Dec. 8, 1823, son of Luther and Cynthia (Olds) 
Park, b. March 4, 1789 ; d. at Bennington, July 10, 187 1. Cynthia 
d. Sept. I, 1871. Trenor W. Park practiced law successfully at 
Bennington and afterwards at San Francisco, Cal. He is a banker 
at North Bennington and had a winter residence at Brooklyn, 
N. Y., and a business office in New York. He is president of 
the Panama railroad. Mrs. Laura V. S. Park died at Brooklyn, 
June 21, 1875, after a severe sickness of a few weeks, greatly 
deplored. She was a woman of active and vigorous intellect, 
of a cheerful temperament, and an estimable and endearing char- 
acter. Her kindness of heart and her ability to confer happiness on 
others, were shown in her devotion to her family ; in the pleasant 
discharge of her duties as a wife and mother ; as a child and hostess, 
in the care of her children ; in the kindest ministries to her aged 
parents who had with her their home ; in dispensing with her husband 
the elegant hospitalities of their house, and in administering relief 
and comfort to the needy and suffering, any where, by her personal 
attentions and her unnumbered and unobtrusive charities. Her kind- 
ness and unselfishness were indeed such that she seemed to live 
rather to promote the enjoyment of others than her own. And yet 
her efforts for others cheered and solaced her own soul. In his dis- 
course at her funeral. Rev. Dr. R. S. Storrs, to whom she was well 
known, spoke highly and eloquently in her praise. Among other 
things he said, " Her character had been written 3000 years ago, 
from which he would not detract a single sentence or word " and 
then recited from memory the following verses of the last chapter of 



Halls ofMiddletown. 29 

the Book of Proverbs, viz., ro, 11, 12, 20, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29 and 
31st. Her memory is deeply cherished by her relations and intimate 
friends, and scarcely less so by the very many whose wants and 
sufferings have been relieved by her liberal hand, or who in trial or 
difficulty have been cheered and directed by her purse and wise 
counsels to higher and nobler lives. Her remains were interred in 
Greenwood cemetery, Brooklyn. Children were : 

I. Eliza Hall, b. Nov. 17, 1848 (Family 71). 2. Laura Hall, b. 
Sept. 8, 1858 (Family 72). 3. Trenor Luther, b. at San Francisco, 
Cal., Jan. 6, 1861. 

[Family 63.) John Vander Spiegel Hall^, pedigree as above : 
b. Feb. 10, 1831 ; m., Sept. 5, i860, Nelly Evens^ dau. of Allanson 
P. and Lucina (Harrington) Lyman, she d. Dec. 11 ; 1878, residence 
Bennington. Is a lawyer and clerk of the County and Supreme 
Courts and insurance agent. Children were. 

I. Florence, b. July 6, 1861. 2. Edward John, b. July 13, 1866. 
3. Charles, b. April i, 1870. 

John V. Hall, m., 2d, Dec. 30, 1880, Luanda R. [Branson) 
Holley^ dau. of Charles and Falla (Roberts) Bronson, b. at Water- 
bury, Conn., July 15, 1837. She was widow of Francis N. Holley, 
who died Oct. 5, 1878. She had been previously married, Oct. 6, 
1858, to Edmund J. Hayden, who died March 21, 1868, by whom 
she had children born at Waterbury. Conn. 

4. Helen Hayden, b. March 29, 1861. 5. Edmund M. Hayden, b. 
Nov. 13, 1865. 

[Family 64.) Charles Hall^, pedigree as above : b. Nov. 18, 
1832 ; m., Sept. 1856, Jane E.^ dau. of Lewis and Lucy Cady, b. at 
Bennington, Sept. 17, 1833; d. at Oskosh, Wis., Oct. 2, 1862. 
Her remains were brought to Bennington for interment. She was 
worthy and loving wife and mother ; m., 2d, April 19, 1864, Mina 
C, dau. of Oliver and Lodensy Butterfield, b. at Bushford, Allegany 
Co., N. Y., July 14, 1836. She was the widow of J. Phillips, of 
Lake Mills, Wis., who died May 4, 1862, and had Cora Frances 
Phillips, b. Sept. 20, 1856 ; m., 7, 1880, George Ferry, of 

Springfield, and resides at Milwaukie, Wis. Mr. Hall's children 
were : 

I. Laura Vander Spiegel, b. at Oskosh, Wis., March 14, 1858. 

And by 2d, wife : 2. Trenor Park, b. at Oskosh, June 26, 1865 ; 

d. at North Bennington, April 24, 1870. 3. Mary Densy, b. at 

Chicago, 111., Dec. 31, 1871. 4. Charles, b. at Springfield, Mass., 

\ Aug. 12, 1874. 



30 Hall Genealogy. 

Mr. Hall resides at Springfield, Mass., and is a wholesale and 
retail crockery merchant 

[Family b^.) Anson Hall Parmelee,^ (Asaph Parmelee) Hannah 
Hall?, Hiland^, Abrahams, Hiland^, Thomas3, Samuel% John' : b. 
Sept. 14, 1810; m., ist, Oct. 4, 1843, ■^'^O' ^ •> ^^^- °^ Rev. 
Francis L. and Jane (Kidder) Whiting, of Big Flats, N. Y. She 
died; m., 2d, Lycmthia Martin^ of Rochester, N. Y., b. in Frederic 
county, Md., May 17, 1820. Mr. Parmelee began study at Burr 
seminary, Manchester, Vt., several months after his brother Shelden 
had been there. He made rapid progress and in less than two years 
entered Middlebury college (1835) and graduated 1839, studied 
theology at Andover, Mass. He was employed by the American 
Tract Society as its agent at the south for several years, in which 
he had good success, being an active, intelligent and courteous young 
man. He was afterward settled as pastor of the Presbyterian 
church at Addison, Steuben Co., N, Y., where he remained ten years, 
and was appointed commissioner of Presbytery to attend the exami- 
nation of the students of Auburn Theological Seminary. He has 
also been pastor of the Presbyterian church at Livonia fourteen 
years ; and of Castleton four years. His last settlement was as 
pastor of the Presbyterian church at Seneca Castle, N. Y., and is 
now retired upon a farm in that place. His pastorate has been very 
acceptable and useful. He combines in his person affibility of man- 
ners, strength of character and devoted piety. Children were : 

I. Harriet Lamar, b. Jan. 28, 1846, at Big Flats, N. Y. ; m., 
Sept. 8, 1868, George Waterhouse, of Boston, Mass ; he is a 
cotton merchant of Beaufort, S. C. ; Harriet was educated at Ingham 
University, Leroy, N. Y. ; they have three children (1876). 2. 
Mary, b. May 27, 1847, ^"^ Addison, N. Y. ; graduated at Ingham 
University ; m., at Seneca Castle, Oct. 15, 1874, John Barnes of 
Rockford, 111. 3. James Adger, b. at Addison, April 29, 1849; ^• 
in infancy 4. George Herbert, b. at Addison, July 27, 1854. ^"^^ 
by 2d wife : 5. Louis Chapin, b. Sept. 29, i860 ; d. Sept. 24, 1861. 

{Fa?mlybb.) Marshall B. Hall^, Friend M.?, Abraham^, Abra- 
hams, Hiland't, Thomas^, SamueP, John': b. Dec. 10, 1819; m., 
Oct. 27, 1847, P^^^^ Hamilton^ b. in Berkshire, Aug. 25, 1820 ; d. 
Mr. Hall spent two years at the west of which he was for one year 
and a-half a member of the college at Granville, Ohio, and six months 
teaching school at Shelbyville, Ky. He has taught common school 
for twenty-eight winters and two summers. He bought a farm in 



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Halls of Middletown. 3I 

Berkshire, Vt., and improved it until 1865. In 1873 ^^ bought a 
lot of eleven acres, about one hundred rods outside the village of 
Newport, Vt,, where he now resides. He is a deacon of one of the 
churches of that place. Children were born at Berkshire : 

I. Electa Eliza, b. Nov. 6, 1848 ; m., April, 1865, Stephen W. 
Keith and has one child (187b). 2. Mary K., b. Sept. 24, 1850 ; 
was a printer ; m., Aug., 1871, V. V. Jerome. 3. Hanibal Darwin, 
b. June 20, 1853, ^^ fourteen years of age he began printing in the 
office of the Newport Express ; he has been foreman in an office 
at Franklin, N. H., and spent about two years in the book publish- 
ing house, of Wilson & Son, at Cambridge, Mass. 3. Lillie Elnora, 
b. July 16, 1857 ; she was also- engaged in printing. 

{Family 67.) James Henry Hall^, Enoch A. 7, Amos^, Stephen^, 
Hiland't, Thomas^, Samuel% John': b. Feb. 13, 1819; d., Sept. 27, 
1865 ; m., at Lima, N. Y., Oct. 3, 1848, Jane Fitch Clark. Their 
children were : 

I. Frederick Clark Hall, b. at Lima, Sept. 3, 1850. 2. Frank 
Stuart Hall, b. at Lima, Aug. 17, 1853. 3- Mark Hodges Hall, b. 
at Bloomfteld, Feb. 27, 1859 5 ^- April 4, 1863. Frederick C. 
Hall m. Flora Colger at Hornellsville, N. Y., Sept. 3, 1874, where 
they now reside. Their child Elizabeth Colgate, b. April 26, 1876. 

Mrs. Jane Fitch Clark resides with her son Frederick at W. 
Bloomfield. 

[Family 68.) Myron Shelley Hall^, pedigree as above : b. at 
Bloomfield, N. Y., October 26, 1820 ; m., at Rochester, N. Y., 
Jan. 19, 1849, Harriet Wakelee^ b. there Dec. 25, 1823. Mr. 
Hall is a well educated farmer residing at West Bloomfield, of 
excellent character, and of extensive acquaintance and influence, and 
though he has not sought office, he was elected county clerk in 1877, 
and served for three years. Their children, all born at W. Bloom 
field, were : 

I. James Augustine, b. Dec. 20, 1849. 2. Myron Edwin, b. 
Sept. 21, 1851. 3. Harriet Louisa, b. Feb. 18,1854. 4. Marietta 
Amanda, b. May 11, 1856. 5. Catharine Elvira, b. Jan. 4, 1858. 
6. George Wakelee, b. April 14, 1862. James Augustine, son of 
Myron, m. Candis Irene James, at Bloomfield, Oct. 2, 1873; reside at 
Elmira, N. Y., and have a son Selden James, b. Elmira, Feb. 14, 1875. 

[Family 69.) Cornelia Catharine Hall^, pedigree as above : 
b. March 31, 1822 ; m., Sept. 5, 1848, Pliny Harold Hayes, M.D. ; 
residence Binghamton, N. Y. Children were : 



32 Hall Genealogy. 

I. Susan Hall, b, at Cuba, N. Y., Aug. ii, 1850 ; m., John 
Hobbie, of Elmira, N. Y,, and resides at Watkins, where their child 
John Albert was b. April 13, 1874. 2. Francis Mason, b at 
Wyoming, N. Y., March 28, 1853. 3- Harold Augustine Cleave- 
land, b. July 7, i860. 4. Catharine Emily, b. at Bloomfield, Eeb. 
29, 1864. 

[Family 70.) Emily Coe Hall^, pedigree as above : b. Sept. 29, 
1827 ; m., Oct. 31, 1848, James Edgerly Ball^ a descendant of one 
of the earliest settlers of Bloomfield ; resides at Blue Rapids, Kansas, 
b. July 3, 1823. Children were : 

I. Charles Hall, b. April 28, 1855. 2. Marietta Shelley, b. 
Dec. 28, 1859. 

Ninth Generation. 

[Family 71.) Frances Helen Hall?, Marshall C.^, Hiland^, 
Nathaniel^, Thomas^, Hiland% Thomas^, Samuel*, John': b. Dec. 
20, 1844; m., Nov. 12, 1867, Jonas^ S., son of Jonas C. Heartt, of 
Troy, N. Y., an iron foundery and car wheel manufacturer. 
Children were : 

I. Grace, b. at Troy, Sept. 20, 1868; d. July 5, 1869. 2. Jonas 
C, b. May 27, 1870. 3. Frances Hall, b, March 30, 1874. 

[Family 72.) Samuel B. Hall^, pedigree as above : b. Feb. 17, 
1846 ; m,, Oct. 13, 1870, Sarah Fay, dau. of George W. and Jane 
(Waters) Robinson, of Bennington ; b. Oct. 6, 1845. He is cashier 
of the North Bennington Bank. Children : 

I. Deming, b. Sept 3, 1871. 2. Robinson, b. April 30, 1875. 
3. Frances, b. Nov. 27, 1877; d. June 11, 1879. 4- Samuel 
Carter, b. March 10, 1881. 

[Family 73.) Eliza Davis Hall^, Henry D.^, Hiland^, and the 
others as above : b. Jan. 6, 1848 ; m., Oct. 24, 1868, Henry T., 
son of John and Saphronia (Hurd) Cushman, b. May 16, 1844. 
Residence North Bennington, Vt. Children : 

I. Charles Hall, b. Nov, i, 1870, d. April 5, 1877. 2. Robert 
Henry, b. Aug. 8, 1873 ; d. April 8, 1877. 3- Arthur, b. July 
19, 1875. 4. John Henry, b. June 13, 1877. 5. William Carrol, 
b. Sept. 5, 1880. 

[Family 74.) Caroline T. Hall^, pedigree as before : b. March 
I, 1856 ; m., Dec. 9, 1874, Frank G. Matteson^ b. in Shaftsbury, 
Vt., Aug. 20, 1846, and is, Feb., 1881, telegraph operator at Ben- 
nington. Their children are : 

I. Lila Hall Matteson, b. Aug. 4, 1876. 2. Duane Frank, 



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Matteson, Feb, 2, 1879. Robert Henry Matteson, b. Oct. 2, 1880. 

[Family 75.) Harriet Boswicic Hall^, Nathaniel B^, Hiland% 
and others as above: b. Jan. 7, 1851 ; m. at Ja'ckson, Mich., Sept. 
7, 1874, Charles W. Kennedy^ b. at Canastota, N. Y., Jan. 19, 1845. 
He is a lieut. commander in U. S. Navy, and is instructor in mathe- 
matics at the Naval Academy at Annapolis, Md. Ihey have chil- 
dren : 

I. Charles Philips, b. at Jickson, Mich., June 23, 1875. 2. Nat. 
Hall, b. Nov. 21, 1876, at Annapolis, Md. 3. Robert Livingston, 
b. Feb. 22, 1778, at Annapolis. 

[Family 76.) Eliza Hall Park^, (Trenor W. Park) Laura 
V. D. Hall^, Hiland Hall?, and others as before: b. Nov. 17, 1848; 
m , Aug. 30, 1871, John G. Mc Culhiigh^ b. at Newark, Del., Sept. 
16, 1837. He studied law in Philadelphia, practiced in California, 
and held the office of attorney general of that State. He has a 
summer residence at North Bennington, and a winter residence at 
Brooklyn, N. Y., and an office in New York. He is vice-presi- 
dent of the Panama railroad. Children are : 

I. Hall Park, b. in San Francisco, June 23, 1872. 2. Elizabeth 
Laura, b. at North Bennington, July, 22, 1873. 3- ^^^^ Sarah, b. 
at North Bennington, Vt., Julv, 20, 1874. 

[Family 77.) Laura Hall Park. : b. Sept. 8, 1858 ; m. Frederic 
B. Jennings^ July 27, 1 880, at North Bennington. He b. at Ben- 
nington, Aug. 16, 1853, '^ ^ lawyer, resides and is in practice in 
New York city. They have one child : 

I. Percy Hall Jennings, b. ; New York, May 6, 1881. 

John Hall represented Middletown at General Court, 1707, '8 
'9, '10, '12. 

Joseph Hall of Portland, graduate at Yale, 1841, was a merchant. 

John Hall, Jr., and John Hall and Jonathan Hall, were members 
of Congregational church of Middletown, 1738. 



34 Hall Genealogy. 



HALLS OF GUILFORD, CONN. 

The emigrant ancestor was 

[Family I.) William Hall', son of Gilbert Hall, probably of 
Rolvenduc, Kent Co., Eng. His wife, Esther^ probably came with 
him. She survived her husband and died in about 1683. He died 
March 8, 1669. He was one of the first Guilford company under 
the leadership of Rev. William Whitefield. They formed a planta- 
tion covenant and signed it while on their passage, June i, 1639. 
The company was composed mostly of select young men. There is 
a record of only two children of William and Esther Hall. 

I. John b. 1648 (Family 2). 2. Samuel (Family 3). 

Second Generation. 

[Family 2.) John Hall% William': b. 1648; d. in Guilford, 
Conn ; m., Nov. 13, 1669, Elizabeth^ dau. of George Smith, of 
New Haven. Children were : 

I. Elizabeth, b. Nov. 22, 1670 (Family 4). 2. Mary, b. May 
13, 1672 (Family 5). 3. John, b. Feb. 28, 1674; d. Sept. 1724. 
4. Ebenezer, b. Nov. 8, 1678 (Family 6). 5. Silence, b. Dec. 14, 
1679 ; m., Feb. 19, 1710, Abraham Morrison. 6. Eliphalet, b. Jan. 
13, J 681 (Family 8). 7. Nathaniel, b. Dec. 1683 (Family 9). 

[Family 3.) Samuel Hall^, William': d. in Guilford, Feb. 11, 
1733; m., Dec. 22, 1674, Elizabeth^ dau. of Dea. William and 
Elizabeth (Bushnell) Johnson, of Guilford. Mr. Hall was a weaver 
by trade. Children were : 

I. Samuel, b. 1675. 2. Elizabeth, b. Feb. l, or 3, 1676 or 7 ; m., 
John Paine, of Middletown, 1704. 3. Ithamer, b. Feb. 10, 1680 
(Family 11). 4. William, b. Jan. 15, 1683 (Family 12). 5. 
Samuel, b. Oct. 15, 1687 ; d. Oct. 21, 1763. 6. Abigail, b. Feb. 
I, 1696 i d. Dec. 24, 1761. 

Third Generation. 
[Family 4.) Elizabeth Hall^, John^, William' : b. in Guilford, 
Conn., Feb. 22, 1670: d. ; m., June 15, 1698, Robert Isbell^ 

son of Ebenezer and Elizabeth (French) Isbell, of Killingworth, 
Conn., Mr. Robert Isbell, was b. Jan. 20, 1676, d. Feb. 4, 1718, 
se. 42. Children were : 



I 



Halls of Guilford. 35 

I. Eleazer, b. April 24, 1700 ; d. March 14, 1701. 2. Abigail, 
b. June 10, 1701 ; d. July 7, 1727. 3. Hannah, b. Oct. 8, 1703. 
4. Eleazer, b. Aug. 31, 1 705 (Family 13). 5. Israel, b. July 15, 
1710, 6. Miriam, b. Dec. 31, 1712 (Family 14), 7. Noah, b. 
Aug. 27, 1717. 

[Family 5.) Mary Hall^, Jchn% William': b. in Guilford, May 
13, 1672; d. in Guilford, Dec. 7, J 755 ; m., July 16, 1693, Daniel 
Bishops b. 1663, d. April 17, 1751 ; she was his 2d wife. He was 
son of John and Susannah (Goldham) Bishop Children were : 

I. Mary, b. Nov. 15, 1694 (Family 15). 2. Esther, b. Aug. 6, 
i6g6 (Family 16). 3. Daniel, b. May 6, 1700 (family 17). 4. 
Rachel, b. May 29, 1704 (Family 18). 5. Thankful, b. May 7, 
1708 ; d. May 9, 1784. 6. Submit, b. April 25, 1713 (Family 19). 

[Family 6.) Ebenezer Hall3, John% William' : b. in Guilford, 
Nov. 8, 1678; d. in Guilford, Dec, 1723; m., April 11, 1700, 
Deborah^ AdiVi. George and Hannah (Cruttenden) Hiland, of Guilford ; 
she was b. 1674, d. Oct. 27, 1758. Children were: 

1. Ebenezer, b. Jan. 30, 1701 (Family 20j. 2. Daniel, b. April 
10, 1702 ; d. June 9, 1741. 3. Deborah, b. Oct. 26, 1704 ; d. in 
Norfolk, April 6, 1753 ; m., Jan. 25, 1749 ; as 3d wife of Ebenezer 
Field ; no children. 4. John, b. Dec. 27, 1706 (Family 21). 5. 
Joseph, b. May, 1710 ; d. Dec. 11, 1764; m., June 23, 1742, 
Mary Cruttenden, and had Mary, b. 1744, d. 1797. 6. Benjamin, 
b. May 27, 1712 (Family 23). 7. Esther, b. March 3, 1717 
(Family 24). 8. Timothy, b. Nov. 10, 1721 (Family 25). 

[Family 8.) Eliphalet Hall3, b. Jan. 13, 1 681, in Guilford ; m.. 
May 30, 1705, Abigail^ dau. or Samuel Bushnell, b. July 27, 1677, 
d. Feb. 28, 1708; m., 2d, May 31, 1710, Ma7j Grimes^ who sur- 
vived him, and m., Aug., 4, 1721, Richard Falkoner. Children 
were: 

I. Jerusha, d. Feb. 27, 1706 (Family 26). 2. Abigail, b. Feb. 
28, 1707 (Family 27). By 2d, wife : 3. Eliphalet, b. Oct. 22, 171 1 
(Family 28). 4. Mary, b. 17145 '^••» Ichabod Welles of 

Wethersfield. 

[Family 9.) Nathaniel Hall-\ John% William' : b. Dec. 16, 
1683, Guilford ; d. in Guilford, July 29, 1748; m., Nov. 22, 1715 
Rebecca Mallory^ of New Haven, d. Sept. 23, 1767. Children were : 

I. Justus, b. Oct. 5, I 7 16 (Family 30). 2. Matthias, b. Jan. 25, 
1721 ; d. at sea, young. 3. Rebecca, b. Nov. 2, 1722; m. Moses 
Miller, of Middletown. 4. Silence, b. Nov. 15, 173O; d. Feb. 10, 
1734, 5. Beaulah, b. April 2, 1733 (Family 32). 

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2 6 Hall Genealogy. 

[Family u.) Ithamer Hall3, SamueP, William': b. Feb. lO, 
1680, Guilford; d. Dec. 20, 1758, se. 78, Guilford; m., Nov. 3, 

1 7 14, Judith^ dau. of Dr. Joseph and Judith (Bushnell) Seward of 
Durham, b. Feb. 17, 1684 ; d. June 23, 1729. Children were: 

I. Judith, b. 17 16; m. her cousin Benjamin, son of Ebenezer 
Hall 2 Elizabeth, b. March 13, 1721 ; d. Nov. 24, 1736. 3- 
Anne, b. Nov. 13, 1724 ;m. April, 1770, Joseph Chittenden, of 
Guilford, as his 2d wife; had no children; she d. Oct. 13, 1791, 
he d. April 9, 1794. 

[Family 12.) William Hall3, Samuel-, William' : b. Jan. 15, 
1683, Guilford; d. April 9, 1738, ae. 55, Guilford; m., Oct. 20^ 

1 715, Lydia^ dau. of John and Hannah (Fletcher of Milford) Crit- 
tenden, of Guilford, b. March 30, 1684. Children were : 

I. William b. 1716 (Family 34). 2. Daniel, b. Feb. 16, 1718 
(Family 35). 3. Benjamin, b. March 14, 1724; was in Litchfield 
about 1750. 

Fourth Generation. 

[Family 13.) Eleazer Isbell'', (Robert Isbell) Elizabeth Hall^, 
John", William': b. Aug 31, 1705; m., Jan. 6, 1730, Elizabeth^ 
dau. of Joseph Bishop. She d. Feb. 10, 1748. Residence Guilford. 
Children were : 

I . Robert, b. Feb. 3, 1 736 , d. in Lenox, Mass., April 1 8, 1 783 ; 
m.. May 20, 1755, Lois, dau. of Nehemiah and Hannah (Hall) 
Parmelee, of Killingworth ; she was b. Oct. 13, 1737 ; they had, 
i. Robert, b. April, 1766. 2. Eleazer, m., April 28, 1763, 
Hannah, dau. of Josiah and Mercy (Hall) Parmelee, of Killingworth ; 
she was b. Sept. 6, 1723-4. 

[Family 14.) Miriam Isbell'*, (Robert Isbell) Elizabeth Hall^, 
John% William' : b. Dec. 31, 1712 ; d. May 6, 1764, ae. 52 ; resi- 
dence Guilford ; m., Feb. 12, 1730, Ebenezer^ son of John and 
Elizabeth (F^oot) Graves, of East Guilford ; he was b. July 15, 1705, 
and d. March i, 1785. Children were: 

I. Ebenezer, b. Nov. 24, 1730 (Family 39). 2. Gilbert, b. Aug. 
131 1732 ; d. July 10, 1754. 3. Eli, b. July 20, 1734 (Family 40). 
4. Elizabeth, b. Sept. 24, 1736 (Family 41). 5. Ambrose, b. Sept. 
10, 1738 (Family 42). 6. Israel, b. Nov. 4, 1740 (Family 43). 7. 
Mary, b. March 25, 1743 ; d. July 23, 1754. 8. Ann, b. Feb. 21, 
1745 ; d. July 8, 1776. 

[Family 15.) Mary B1SHOP+, (Daniel Bishop) Mary Hall^, John% 
William': b Nov. 15, 1694; d. ; residence Guilford; m., Dec. 



Halls of Guilford. 37 

lO, I 715, Abraham^ son of Isaac and Elizabeth (Hiland) Parmelee, 
of Guilford, b. May i8, 1692, d. Sept. 29, 1752. Children were: 

I. Abraham, b. April 28, 1717 (Family 44.). 2. Mary, b. July 
27, 1718 (Family 45). 3. Sarah, b. June 2, 1720 ; m., June 21, 
1756, Beniah Bishop, b. April 9, 1724, as his 2d wife ; had no 
children, 4. Mindwell, b. May 28, 1733. 5. Lois, b. Oct. 14, 
1724; d. Nov. 30, 1731. 6. Rebecca, b. Dec. 22, 1726; d. Feb. 
I, 1732. 7. Silas, b. Aug. 22, 1728 (Family 46). 8. Lucy, b. 
July 12, 1729 (Family 47). 9. Chloe, b. April 26, 1731. 10. 
Aaron, b. April 12, 1733 (Family 48). 11. Rebecca, b. July 9, 1737. 

[Family 16.) Esther Bishop*, pedigree as last given : b. Aug. 
6, 1696; d. Sept. 29, 1752; residence Guilford; m., Nov. 27, 
1729, Joseph^ son of James and Hannah (Bushnell) Benton, of 
Guilford, d. Sept. 17, 1752. Children were: 

1. Esther, b. Dec. i, 1730 (Family 50). 2. Eliakim, b. March 
31, 1732 ; d. Dec. 10, 1755. 3. Elihu, b. 1734 (Family 51). 

[Family 17.) Daniel Bishop^, pedigree as last given : b. May 6, 
1700 ; d. Dec. 17, 1772 ; residence Guilford ; m., March l, 1727, 
Abigail^ dau. of Benjamin and Tabitha (Alvord) Dudley, of Guil- 
ford, b. March 10, 1702, d. Aug. 8, 1788. Children were: 

I. Mabel, b. June 6, 1729 (Family 52J. 2. Amos, b. June 2^ 
1733. 3- Miles, b. Jan. 25, 1739. 4. Ann, b. Oct. 17, 1742; 
d. Sept. 23, 1751. 5. Daniel, b. July 8, 1746. 6. Lucy, b. Oct. 
37, 1750; d. April 21, 1751. 

[Family 18.) Rachel Bishop*, pedigree as last given : b. May 29, 
1704; m., March 17, 1725, Hiland Hali^ o'i Guilford. (For this, 
family see Halls of Middletown.) 

[Family 20.) Ebenezer Hall*, Ebenezer^, John% William': 
b. Jan. 30, 1701 ; d. Sept. 9, 1754; residence Guilford ; m., June 
17, 1730, Elizabeth, dau. of John and .Bathshebah (Johnson) Crui- 
tenden, b. Feb. 3, 1704, d. Aug. 31, 1737. Children were : 

I. Ebenezer, b. Oct. 7, 1731 (Family 54). 2. Gilbert, b. April 
12, 1734; d. Nov. 17, 1748. 3. Elizabeth, b. March 15, 1741; d. 
July 26, 1749. 

[Family 21.) John Hall*, pedigree as last given : b, Dec. 27, 
1706 ,• d Feb. 9, 1742 ; residence Guilford ; m., Nov. 2, 1737, 
Jerusha^ dau. of Isaac and Phebe (Bristol) Johnson, of Guilford, b. 
Oct. 31, 1720. She m., 2d, Ebenezer Hotchkiss, Nov. 15, 1744. 
Children were : 

I. Hannah, b. Aug. 14, 1738,- d. Nov. 30, 1738. 2. Miles, b. 
Oct. 23, 1740 (Family 55). 



38 Hall Genealogy. 

(Family 23.) Benjamin Hall^, Ebenezer^, John% William': b. 
May 27; 1712 ; d. Dec. i, 1802; residence Guilford ,• m., Feb. 7, 
1740, his cousin "Judith //(?// (Family il), b. 1716. She d. Sept. 2, 
17Q0, Children were : 

I. Judith, b. Sept. g, 1746. 2. Elizabeth, b. Sept. 4. 1748 
(Family 56). 3. Hannah, b. Nov. 17, 1751. 4. Benjamin, b. July 
8, 1755 (Family 57). 

[Family 24.) EsTHER Hall**, Ebenezer^, John"", William': b. 
March 3, 1717 ; d. Sept. 9, 1799 ; residence Guilford ; m., Nov. 25, 
1747, John, son of Isaac and Phebe (Bristol) Johnson, of Guilford, 
b. March 26, 17 19 ; d. Dct 23, 1799. Children were : 

I. Miles, b. Feb. 3, 1750 (Family 58). 2. Deborah, b. April 2, 
1755 (Family 59). 3. Hannah, b. April 17, 1758,- d. Nov. 19, 1798. 

[Family 25.) Timothy Hall+, Ebenezer^, John^, William': b. 
Nov. 10, 1721 ,• residence Guilford: m., Oct. 25, 1744, Sarah^d?iu. 
of Bezaleel and Sarah (Stone) Bristol, b. May 26, 1725 ; removed 
to Durham, Conn. Children were : 

1. Sarah, b. June 14, 1746; d. Aug. 11, 1751. 2. Daniel, b. 
May 21, 1749. 3. Timothy, b. March 17, 1751. 4. Ebenezer, 
bap. Dec. 25, 1757. 5. Gad, b. Feb. 17, 1760. 6. Sarah, b. 
March 7, 1762. 7. Bristol, b. Sept. 23, 1764. 

{Family 26.) Jerusha Hall'', Eliphalet^, John% William': b. 
Feb. 27, 1706; residence Guilford; m., Dec. 8, 1726, Daniel 
Bowen^ of Guilford, d. Feb. 5, 1736. Children were: 

I. Abigail, b. Dec. 27, 1728; d. Julv 29, 1757. 2. Sarah, b. 
Nov. 1, 1730. 3. Susanna, b. Sept. 28, 1732. 4. Jerusha, b. Oct. 
10, 1727. 

{Family 27.) Abigail Hall% Eliphalet^, John% William' : b. 
Feb, 28, 1707; d. May 19, 1776; residence at Guilford; m., 
April 2, 1736, John^ son of Samuel and Anna (Buck) Fowler, of 
Guilford. Anna was from Wethersfield. John was b. June 4, 
1714; d. July 12, 1796. Children were : 

I. Melzar, b. March 25, 1737 (Family 60). Jerusha, b. 
Nov. 20, 1738 (Family 61). 3. John, b. July 2, 1741, 4. Eli- 
phalet, b. Oct. 11, 1743 (Family 62). 5. John, b. Oct. 5, 1745 ; 
removed to Troy, N. Y. 6. Samuel, b. June 11, 1752; d. 1799; 
m. Eunice Wells, d. 1813, te. 78 ; no children. 

(Family 28.) Eliphalet Hall-*, Eliphalets, John% William': b. 
Oct. 22,1711; d. March 16, 1782; residence Guilford; m., Jan. 
I, 1735, Eltzabeth^ dau. of Samuel and Elizabeth (Bishop) Scranton, 
of Guilford, b. Aug. 20, 1713 ; d. April 15, 1742; m., 2d, June 2, 



Halls of Guilford. 39 

1743, Mercys dau, Qf James and Mercy (Fry) Hill, of Guilford, b. 
Dec, 1714; d. May 27, 1762; m., 3d, , Nov. 7, 1764, 

d. June 14, 1788. Children were: 

I. Eliphalet, b. Sept. 29, 1737 ; d. Nov. 22, 1739. 2. Elizabeth, 
b. Dec. 23, 1739; d. March 2, 1740. 3. Mary, b. Feb. 8, 1744; 
d. Oct. 27, 1758. 4. Jerusha, b. July 14, 1745 ; d. Nov. 21, 1817. 
5. Eliphalet, b. Feb. 20, 1747; d. April 9. 1803 ; m., 1773* 
Rachel Everts, b*. 1742, d 1813 ; no children. 6. James, b. Dec. 
30, 1752 (Family 65). 

[Family 30.) Justus Hall^, Nathaniel^, John^, William' : b. Oct. 
5, 1716 ; d. Sept. 15, 1756 ; residence Guilford -, m., March 6, 1740, 
Lucy^ dau. of John and Deborah (French) Munger, of Guilford, b. 
in Durham, Sept. 10, 1713 ; she m., 2d, Dec. i, 1760, Caleb Benton, 
of Guilford, as his 3d wife. Children were : 

I. Nathaniel, b. Jan. 11, 1742 (Family 66). 2. John, b. Dec. 
19, 1743 (Family 67). 3. Zillah, b. Jan. 5, 1746 (Family 68). 4. 
Matthias, b. Oct. 28, 1747. 5. Lucy, b. Nov. 3, 1749 •, m. 
Timothy Hubbard. 6. Rebecca, b. Aug. 3, 1751 (Family 69). 7. 
Mabel, b March 18, 1755 ; m. Barnabas McKeon. 

{Family 32.) Beulah Hall"*, Nathaniel^, John-, William' : b. 
April 2, 1733 ; d. Nov., 1823 ; residence Guilford ; m., Jan. 4, 
1753, Billions^ son of William and Abigail (Crampton) Ward, of 
Guilford, b. July 10, 1729, d. March, 1777. Children were : 

I. Billious, b. Oct. 30, 1754. 2. Selina, b. Jan. 15, 1762 ; d. 
Dec. 14, 1766. 3. James, b. Feb. 2, 1768 (Family 70). 4. Walter, 
b. Feb. 20, 1772. 

[Family 7,^.) William Hall'*, William\ Samuel*, William' : b. 

; residence Guilford ; m., Jan. 11, 1738, Mary Barnes^ of 

North Haven, about 1750: he removed to Litchfield. Children were: 

I. William, b. Oct. 28, 1739. 2. Lydia, b. May 6, 1742. 3. 
Rachel, b. Nov. 8, 1744. 4. Ruth, b. July 8, 1747. 

[Family 35.) Daniel Hall*, Williams, Samuel^, William' : b. 
Feb. 16, 1718 ; residence Guilford ; was a deacon ; m., Dec. 14, 
1742, Joarjna^ dau. of Samuel and Joanna (Soper) Tyler, of Guilford, 
b. about 1718 ; removed to Durham where he died Dec. 17, 1790. 
Children were : 

I. Mary, b. Sept. 8, 1743 ; d. Oct. 17, 1743. 2 Daniel, b. Sept. 
I, 1745 (Family 71). 3. Martha, b. Aug. 27, 1746 ; d. Sept. 28, 
1753. 4. Elizabeth, b. Dec. 26, 1751; d. March 25, 1752. 

Fifth Generation. 
[Family 39.) Ebenezer Graves^, (Ebenezer Graves) Miriam 



40 Hall Ge fie a logy. 

IsbelH, (Robert Isbell) Elizabeth Halls, Johii% .William' : b. Nov. 
24, 1730 ; d. Jan. 14, 1814 ; residence Guilford ; m. Mory^ dau. of 
Josiah and Mary (Goodale) Willard, of Guilford, b. Oct. lO, 1732, 
d. March 16, 1820. Mary Goodale was from Southampton, L. I. 
Children were : 

I. Anna, b. March 8, 1758; m. Bartlett, of Georgia, Vt. 

2. Luman, b. Jan. I, 1760 ; m. Abigail Tcjdd, of Vt. 3. Ezra, b. 
April 28, 1762 (Family 72). 4. Tamsin, b. Feb. 21, 1764 (Family 
73). 5. Luther, b. Feb. 19, 1766; d. 6. Mary, b. Aug. 20, 1769 
(Family 74). 7. Adah, b. Sept. 24, 1771 ; m. Abel Blair. 8. 
Justus, b. Oct. 9, 1773 (Family 75). 

[Family 40.) Eli Graves^, pedigree as last given : b. July 20, 
1734 ; d. Jan. 29, 1795 ; residence Guilford ; m., July 14, 1757, 
Hannah., dau. of Joseph and Hannah (Goodale) Wilcox, of Guilford, 
b. Sept. 15, 1733, d. Jan. i, 1805. Hannah Goodale was from Long 
Island, N. Y. Children were : 

I. Gilbert, b. Sept. 21, 1758 (Family 76). 2. .Milton, b. Oct. 28, 
1 761. 3. Hannah, b. May 21, 1764; d. 1834, s. p. ; was 2d wife 
of William Parmelee, of Guilford. 4. Elizabeth, b. June 22, 1768 ; 
m. Tuttle. 5. Mabel, b. March 4, 1772 -, d. Jan. 28, 1757. 

{Family 41.) Elizabeth Graves^, pedigree as last given : b. Sept. 
24, 1736; d. April 17, 1767; residence Guilford; m., Dec. 20, 
1760, yohn.^ son of John and Keziah (Norton) Graves, of Guilford, 
b. Oct. 9, 1735 ', d. April 13, 1791. Children were: 

I. John, b. Oct. 16, 1 761 (Family 78). 2. George, b. April 9, 
1763 ; residence Westminster, N. Y.; m. twice ; d. s. p. He had 
also by 2d marriage : 3. Titus. 4. Miriam. 

{Family 42.) Ambrose Graves^, pedigree as last given : b. Sept. 
10, 1738; d. Sept. 22, 1818 ; residence Guilford; m., Jan. 24, 
1765, Catharine., dau. of David and Abigail (Tyler) Field, of Btan- . 
ford, b. Aug. 19, 1745 ; d. Nov. 20, 1777 ; m., 2d, Silence., dau. of 
Josiah and Silence (Dowd) Dudley, of Guilford, b. July 14, 1745 ; 
d. April 2, 1822. Children were : 

I. Edmund. 2= Ambrose (Family 80). 3. Nabby, m., Sept. 
14, 1 78 1, Charles Caldwell, and had a large family; removed to 
Georgia, Vt. ; shed. 1855. \^. Catharine. 5. Augustus. 6. Mind- 
well, b. Jan. 24, 1776; d. March i, 1865. 7. By 2d marriage, 
Artimisia, b. 1781 ; d. April 17, 1874. 

{Family 43.) Israel Graves^, pedigree as last given : b. Nov. 4, 
1740 ; d. Nov. 10, 1812 ; residence Guilford; m., Rebecca., dau. of 



Halls of Guilford. 4 1 

Ebenezer and Rebecca (Munger) Dudley, of Guilford, b. 175 , d. 
Nov. 8, 1828. Children were : 

I. Chloe (Family 82). 2. Rebecca (Family 83). 3. Rachel 
(Family 84). 

{Farnily ^^.) Abraham Parmelees, (Abraham Parmelee) Mary 
Bishop^ (Daniel Bishop) Mary Halls, John% William' : b. April 
28, 1 717; resi'dence Guilford; m., May 3, 1746, Mary^ dau. of 
Nathaniel Stanley, of Farmington, b. Dec. 4, 1722 ; removed to 
Goshen in 1740. Children were: 

I. Theodore, b. Nov. 8,1748; d. March4, 1751, 2. Abraham, 
b. March 10, 1749 (Family 85). 3. Theodore, b. April 3, 1751 
(Family 86). 4. Ruth, b. March 7, 1753 ; m., ist, Royce Lewis, 
of Bristol, Conn. ; m., 2d, Josiah Andrews, of Southington. 5. 
Elisha, b. Feb. 22, 1755 (Family 88). 6. Mary, b. April 15, 1757 ; 
m. William Beach. 7. Reuben, b. April 21, 1759 (Family 89). 
8. Nathaniel Stanley, b. July 28, 1761 (Family 90). 9. Chloranda, 
b. Feb. II, 1764. 10. Seth, b. Dec. 13, 1767 ; d. by sliding on to 
a pitchfork, Aug. 6, 1772. 

[Family 45.) Mary Parmelee^, pedigree as last given : b. July 
27, 1718 ; residence Guilford; m., Dec. 28, 1736, Thomas., son of 
Samuel and Elizabeth (Bishop) Scranton, of Guilford, b. May 28, 
1715. Children were : 

I. Thomas, b. Dec. 7, 1737 ; d. 2. Nathan, b. Sept. 15, 1739 
(Family 91). 

[Family 46,) Silas Parmelee^, Pedigree as last given : b. Aug. 
22, 1728 ; residence Guilford ; removed to Goshen ; m.. March 
25, 1754, Leah., dau. of John and Rachel (Mix) Collins, of Guil- 
ford, b. Oct. 22, 1730 ; Rachel Mix was from New Haven. 
Children were : 

I. Abraham, b. Feb. 9, 1755. 2. Asa. 3. Mindwell. 4. 
Frances. 5. Rachel. 

[Family 47.) Lucy Parmelee^, pedigree as last given: b. July 
12, 1729; d. April, 1798 ; residence Guilford ; m., Feb. 5, 1751, 
Daniel^ son of Isaac and Ann (Parmelee) Hill, of Guilford, b. Jan. 
30, 1734. Children were: 

I. John, b. July 8, 175 1 (Family 92). 2. Moses, b. July 26, 
1754. 3. Sarah, b. Aug. 28, 1756; m., March 22, 1779, Isaac 
Winstone. 4. Lucy, b. June 30, 1759. 

[Fainily 49,) Aaron Parmelees, pedigree as last given : b. 
April 12, 1733; residence Guilford; removed to Goshen, Rich- 



42 Hall Genealogy, 

mond, and Weymouth, Mass. ; m., April 5, 1753, Sarah^ dau. 
of Daniel and Elizabeth (Stevens) Graves, of Guilford, b. Dec, 21, 
1733. Was United States commissioner. 

{Family ^i.) Elihu Bentons, pedigree as last given: b. 1734: 
d. Feb. 19, 1798 ; residence Guilford ; m., Sarah, dau. of Thomas 
and Ann Lyman, of Durham, bap. May 31, 1741, d. Aug. 22, 
1796. Children were : 

I. Sarah, b. Sept. 21, 1763; d. Aug. 31, 1772. 2. Lucretia, b. 
1766 (Family 97). 3. Cynthia, b. Dec, 1767 (Family 98). 4. 
Lyman, b. May 11, 1770 (Family 99). 5. Anna, b. May, 1772; 
d. Sept. 13, 1773. 6. Elihu, b. May 9, 1774 ; d. Feb 18, 1758. 
7. Sally, b. Oct. 8, 1776 (Family 100). 8. Cyrus, bap. July 9, 
1781 ; d. Aug. 5, 1796. 9. Joseph William, b. July 22, 1783 
(Family loi). 

[Family 52.) Mabel Bishop^, Danieh, (Daniel Bishop) Mary 
Hall3, John-, William': b. June 6, 1729: d. June 15, 1789 ; resi- 
dence, Guilford; m, Oct. 9, 1758, Joseph^ son of Joseph and 
Hannah (Hotchkiss) Stone, of Guilford, b. May 8, 1734, d. about 
1800. Children were : , 

I. Mabel, b. June 17, 1759 ; d. April 14, 1787 ; m., Sept. 14, 
1785, Daniel Dibble. 2. Mina, b. March 30, 1765-, d. Feb. 13, 
1838 ; m. Daniel Dibble, d. March 3, 1810. 

[Family 53.) Thomas Hall^. For his posterity see Middle- 
town Halls, 

{Family 54.) Ebenezer Hall^, Ebenezer^, Ebenezer3, John*, 
William': b. Oct, 7, 1731 ; d. Jan. 8, 1809 ; residence Guilford 5 
m., Jan. 5, 1757, Mary Torrey^ of Boston, Mass., d. Aug 25, 1812 
ae. 81. Children were : 

I. Elizabeth, b. Dec. i, 1759 ; d. June 21, 1848. 2. Rachel, b. 
July 5, 1759. 3- Mary, b. Aug 14, 1761 ; m., ist, March 29, 1796, Isaac 
Johnson, as his 2d wife ; he d. 1805, and she m., 2d, James Bishop ; 
she had no children; d. Nov. 27, 1836. 4. Ebenezer, b. March 

2, 1763 ; d. June 27, 1770. 5. Joseph, b. Dec. 17, 1766 (Family 
104). 6. Benjamin, b. Dec. 17, 1766 (Family 105). 7. Gilbert, b^ 
Nov. 8, 1768; d. Oct. 22, 1821. 

[Family 55.) Miles Hall^, John**, Ebenezer^, John% William'; 
b. Oct. 23, 1740 ; d. Oct. 26, 1801 ; residence Guilford; m., Feb. 

3, 1762, Sarah, dau. of David and Deborah Bishop, of Guilford, b. 
Aug. 18, 1736, d. April 8, 1792. Children were : 

I. Sarah, b. Sept. 12, 1762 (Family 106). 2. John, b. 1765 ; d. 
Oct. 6, 1769. 3. Nathan, b. 1767 ; d.Oct. 14, 1771. 4. Jerusha, 



Halls of Guilford. 43 

b. Aug. 10, 1771 (Family 107). 5. John, b. May 21, 1775 (Family 
108). 

[Family 56.) Elizabeth Hall^, Benjamin'', Ebenezer^, John," 
William': b. Sept. 4, 1748 ; residence Guilford ; m., March 20, 
1776, M'lles^ son of Joseph and Phebe (Johnson) Evarts, of Guil- 
ford, b. Dec. II, 1745. Children were : 

I. Joseph, b. March 7, 1778 (Family 109). 2. Elizabeth, b. Dec. 
10, 1780 ; d. Feb. 18, 1806. 

[Family 57.) Benjamin Hall^, Benjamin^, Ebenezer^, John% 
William': b, July 8, 1755; residence Guilford; m., Dec. 23, 1778, 
Sarah^ dau. of James and Hannah (Benton) Scott, of Guilford, b. 
Aug. 22, 1757. Children were : 

I, Sarah, b. July 28, 1781 ; d. Oct, 8, 1822; m., Jan. 24, 1805, 
Rev. M. Hoadley or Hoedley, d. 1855. 2. William, b. Sept. 4, 
1783. 3. Parma, b. April 4, 1786. 4. Ruth, b. April, 1789. 5. 
Clarissa, b. May 14, 1792. 6, Maria, b. April 23, 1796. 7. 
Content, b. Jan. 26, 1799. 

[Family 58.) Miles Johnsons, (Jehiel Johnson) Esther HalH, 
Ebenezer3, John% William': b. Feb. 3, 1750 ; residence Guilford ; 
m.. May 25, 1774, Sarah^ dau. of Elon and Elizabeth (Hotchkiss) 
Lee, of Guilford, b. March 23, 1752, d. March 11, 1775 ; no children ; 
m., 2d, Feb. 19, 1777, Mary Kirkham. Children were : 

I. Eben, b. Dec. 26, 1777. 2. Miles, b. March 7, 1779. 

[Family 59.) Deborah Johnson^, pedigree as last given : b. April 
2. 1755 ; d. Sept. 9, 1843 ' '■^sidence Guilford ; m. Flon^ son of 
Elon and Elizabeth Lee, b. June 17, 1757, d. Jan. 31, 1783 She 
m., 2d, July 15, 1799, Amos^ son of Caleb and Hannah (Stone) 
Dudley, of Guilford, b. Nov. 3, 1747. She was his 2d wife. 
Children were : 

I. Sarah Lee, b. Dec. 30, 1780 (Family no). 2. Deborah Lee, 
b. March 21, 1783 (Family in). And by 2d marriage: 3. Betsey 
Dudley, b Dec. 9, 1800 (Family 112). 

[Family 60.) Melzar Fowlers, (John Fowler) Abigail HalH, 
Eliphalet3, John% William' : b. March 25, 1737 ; d. Feb. 26, 1786 ; 
residence Guilford ; m., March 10, 1768, Lucy^ dau. of Joseph and 
Patience (Stone) Crittenden, of Guilford, b. Oct. 18, 1736. Lucy 
m., 2d, William Monroe ; she d. May 24, 1820. Children were: 

I. Anson, b. Dec. 18, 1768 (Family 113). 2. Nancy, b. May 6, 
1770 (Family 114). 3. Lucy, b. Sept. 18, 1772 (Family 115). 4. 
Rachel, b. July 20, 1774 ; d. Alarch 20, 1818. 5. Melzar, b. 1778 ; 



44 Hall Genealogy. 

d. in Hartford, of lockjaw. 6, Bela, b, 1780 \ killed by lightning, 
June 24, 1816 ; rn. Susanna Swan ; no children. 

[Family 61.) Jerusha Fowler^, pedigree as last given : b. Nov. 
20, 1738 ; d. Jan. I, 1781 ; residence Guilford ; m., Dec. 28, 1761, 
Eber., son of John and Patience (Crittenden) Hubbard, b. Nov. 19, 
1733, d. April 22, 1806; he m. a 2d and 3d wife. Children were : 

I. John, b. Oct. 13, 1764 (Family 116). 2. Eber, b. Feb. 3, 1766 
(Family 117). 3. Timothy, b. 1769 (Family 118). 4. Patience, m. 
Hart. 5. Solomon, b. 1775 (Family 119). 

John Hubbard may have been the John born at Gravesend, L. I., 
1670, who was son of James by a 2d wife, Elizabeth Bailies, m. 1664. 
James was the youngest son of Henry Hubbard of Langham, Rutland 
Co., England. Henry had eleven children among whom are William, 
John, Henry, Margaret and James. James emigrated to New Eng- 
land, and, in 1643, removed to Long Island with Lady Deborah 
Moody and others (on account of their peculiar religious vews). 
James was a magistrate at Gravesend, in 1650-51-53-63 and repre- 
sentative in 1653 to a convention held at New Amsterdam (now 
Albany, N. Y.); had a wife Martha, in 1655 ; m. Elizabeth Bailies, or 
Bayles, Dec. 31, 1664, and died before 1693. Children were : James, 
b. Dec. 18, 1665 ; Rebecca ; Elizabeth ; John.^ b. March 20, 1670 ; 
Elias, b. April 11, 1673 ' Samuel, b. May 3, 1676. Dr. Elias 
Hubbard of Flatlands was son of James, son of James, who was b. 
as above, Dec. 10, 1665. 

{Family 62.) Eliphalet Fowlers, pedigree as last given : b. 
Oct. II, 1743 ; residence Guilford ; removed to Richmond, Mass. ; 
m. Mary^ dau. of Rev. Mr. Pixley. Children were : 

I. Justus. 2. Levi. 3. John. 4. Jerusha. 5, Horace. 

[Family 65.) James Hall% Eliphalef, Eliphalet^, John% William' : 
b. Dec. 30, 1752 ; d. Jan. 16, 1780 in a prison ship at New York ; 
residence Guilford ; m., June 24, 1773, Honor^ dau. of Patrick and 
Mary McKean, b. March 4, 1751, d. Dec. 3, 1814. Children were : 

I. Titus, b. June 12, 1774 (Family 120). 2. Henry, b. Jan. 18, 
1777 ; m. Huldah Murrey. 3. Hannah Harriet, b. July 28, 1779 ; 
m. Matthias ; m., 2d Joshua Forbes, both of New Haven. 

[Family 66.) Nathaniel Halls, Justus"*, Nathaniels, John% 
William' : b. Jan. 11, 1742, at Little Meadow, Conn. ; residence 
Cornwall, Conn. ; removed to Quality Hill, town of Lenox, 
Madison Co., N. Y., where he died June 18, 1818, ae. 75 ; m., ist, 
Lydia Stone^ d, Sept. 17, 1780, at Little Meadow ; m,, 2d, 



Halls of Guilford. 45 

Rossiter, who died at the age of 82 years. He was a deacon. His 
only child who grew up was Nathaniel^, by 2d wife ; he practiced 
medicine at Quality Hill many years and died there about 1850, 
leaving children, i. Horace H.^, and 2. Eliza Ann, m. Gen. B. F. 
Bruce, of Quality Hill. 

[Family. 67.) John Hall-% pedigree as last given : b. Dec. ig, 
1743 ; residence Guilford; removed in 1792 to Richmond, Mass., 
and afterward to Lenox, N. Y., where he was chosen a deacon of 
the church. He died in 1826, ae. 80 years; m., Jan. 14, 1768, 
Lydia., dau of Abraham and Hannah (Maltby) Hodgkin, of Guilford, 
b. Nov. 7, 1745. Hannah was from Saybrook. Children were: 

I. Justus, b. Dec. 29, 1768 (Family ill). 2. Solomon, b. June 
i8, 1773 (Family 122). 3. Lydia, b. Jan. 30, 1771. 4. Abraham, 
b. Aug. 29, 1776 (Family 123). 5. Linus, b. Dec. 25, 1778 
(Family 124). 6. Lucy, b. May 15, 1783 ; m. June g, 1811, Lunam 
Bull, b. April 25, 1785 ; his sons were, Vergil Bull, of Oneida, 
N. Y., and George Bull, of Canastota, N. Y. 7. Betsey, was 
older than Lucy ; m. Gaston and was the mother of Rev. Albert 
Gaston^ (Family 125). 

[Family 68.) Zillah^, pedigree as last given : b. Jan. 5, 1746; d. 
Dec, 25, 1833 ; residence Guilford ; m., April 25, 1764, Ambrose.^ 
son of Joseph and Patience (Stone) Chittenden, of Guilford, b. Dec. 
29, 1744, d. Nov. 8, 1838. Children were : 

I. Dr. Ambrose, b. Aug. 19, 1764. 2. Charles, b. Nov. i, 1767. 
3. Augustus, b. Dec. 30, 1770; d. Jan. 14,1794. 

[Family 69.) Matthias Hall-% pedigree as last given: b. Oct. 
28, 1747. Lived in Lenox, Mass., was a lieut. in the battle of Bunker 
Hill and at the assault o'f Quebeck. Children were : 

I. Matthias, settled in Vermont 2. Peter, settled in Vermont; 
and probably others. 

[Family 69J.) Rebecca Hall-\ pedigiee as last given : b. Aug. 
3, 1751 ; residence in New Durham, N. Y., m., Nov. 8,1770, Jairus., 
son of Daniel and Abigail (Downs) Chittenden, of Guilford. Abi- 
gail was from New Haven. Children were : 

I. Molly, b. Feb. 15, 1771. 2. Leverett, b. Jan. 18, 1772. 3. 
Julia, b. June 13, 1773. 4. Jairus,"b. 1775. 5. Betsey, b. March 
3, 1777 ; d. March 14, i;'77. 6, Sally, b. May, 1778 ; d, March 
10, 1783. 7. Pharez, bap. Sept. 24, 1786. 8. Harvey, b. March 
26, 1790. 9. Betsey. 

[Family 70.) James Wards, (Billions Ward) Beulah HalH, Na- 
thaniels, John% William': b. Feb. 2, 1768 ; d. Oct. 26, 1856 ; 



46 Hall Genealogy. 

residence Hartford, Conn ; was a merchant ;' was a col. and com- 
missary general of Connecticut ; m., Ruth Butler. Children were : 
I. Russell Butler, b. Sept. 18, 1804. 2. James Harmon, b. Sept. 

26, 1806 y was a capt., was killed in the army, June 27, 1861. 3. 
Frances Elizabeth, b. July, 1808; m. Isaac F. Smyth, of Hartford. 
4. William Andrew, d. July, 1841. 5. Harriet Maria, b. Feb. 23, 
1815 ; m. Harvey Hall, of Chatham, Conn. 

[Family 71.) Daniel Hall^, DanieH, Williams, Samuel% Wi lliam' 
b. April I, 1745 ; d. Aug. 17, 1776 ; residence Durham, Conn ; m., 
Sept. 21, 1766, Ann^ dau. of Henry Crane, b. Oct. 3, 1746. Child- 
ren were : 

I. Luther, b. Feb. 3, 1767. 2. Elizabeth, b. Dec. 25, 1768. 
3. Mary, b. Dec. 3, 1771. 4. Jerusha, bap. Aug. 9, 1772. 5. 
Daniel, bap. March 16, 1776. 

Sixth Generation. 

[Family 72.) Ezra Graves^, Ebenezer^, (Ebenezer Graves) 
Miriam IsbelH, (Robert Isbell) Elizabeth Halls, John% William': b 
April 28, 1760; d. Aug. 17, 1822; residence East Guilford; m. 
Abigail^ dau. of Josiah and Abigail (Batchley) Scranton, of Guilford 
b, July 8, 1765, d. Oct. 27, 1801, Children were: 

I. Sophronia, b. June i, 1789 ; d. 2. Fordyce, b. June 20, 1791 
d. July I, i8j2. 3. Huldah Morrison, b. July 8, 1799; d, Nov. 
24, 1819. 

[Family j;^.) Tamsin Graves^, pedigree as last given : b. Feb 21, 
1764,- residence Burlington, N. Y., m, 1788, Rev. JVilliam Stone., 
son of Seth and Rachel (Leet) Stone, of Guilford, b. July 10, 1759 ; 
graduated at Yale, 1789. Children were: 

I. William Leet, b. April 20, 1792 (Family 126). 2. Samuel 
Matthias, b. July i, 1793 ; d. Oct. 11, 1818 ; was a school teacher. 
3. Mariannie, b. 1795 (Family 127). 4. Rachel, b. Sept. 26, 1796 
(Family 128). 5. Dorothy, b. April 25, 1799 (Family 129). 6. 
Seth, b. Feb. 7, 1801 ; d. at Sodus, N. Y., April 29, 1844; '^•i 
April, 1840, Juliana Maria Tetry and had William, b. 1842. 7. 
Ebenezer, b. Nov. 19, 1803 (Family 130). 8. Amanda Temple, b. 
Sept. 6, 1804 (Family 131). 9. Stephen, b. May 6, 1807; d. May 

27, I830 ; injured at the raising of a meeting house. 10. Abigail 
Frances, b. Sept. 14, 1811 •■, d. Feb. 17, 1831 ; by being thrown from 
a horse. 

[Family 74.) Mary Graves^, pedigree as last given : b. Aug. 20, 
1769; d. March i, 1817 ; m., Jan. 23, 1793, ^^^^^i-) son of Samuel 



Halls of Guilford. 47 

and Leah (Bishop) Parmelee, of Guilford, formerly of Saybrook, b. 
March 6, 1770, d. Aug. 20, 1843. ^^S- Parmelee was called Molly. 
Children were : 

I. Polly, b. Nov. 3, 1793 ; m. Asa Dibble, of Saybrook, 2. 
Mary, b. July i8, 1795 ; m., Dec. 20, 1820, Elisha Fowler of Guil- 
ford. 3. Amanda, b. Dec. 29, 1796 ; m. Henry Benton, of Guil- 
ford. 4. Julia, b. Oct. I, 1798 ; m. Alanson Stannard. 5. Betsey, 
b. Oct. 3, 1800 ; m., July, 1820, William Babcock, of Saybrook. 
6. Nancy, b. Oct. 7, 1802; m., Aug. 16, 1826, Richard Holmes, of 
Guilford. 7. Sarah B., b. Oct. 24, 1804 \ m., Nov. 20, 1830, 
Frederic A. Graves, of Guilford (See Family 136). 8. Luther, b. 
Oct. 18, 1806 J residence Hartford; dentist. 9. Hannah, b. Aug. 
16, 1809 ; d. Oct. I, 1826. 10. George C, b. June 20, 1815,- d. 
May 3, 1816. 

{Family 75.) Justus Graves^, pedigree as last given : b. Oct. 9, 
1773 ; m., Nov. 25, 1801, Betsey^ dau. of William and Olive (Coan) 
Fowler, b. Sept. 26, 1778, d. Oct. 17, 1822; m., 2d, April 19, 
1824, widow Temperance Harris. Removed to Guilford, Ohio. 
Children were : 

I. Hannah. 2. Albert. 3. Delia. 4. Phebe. 5. Fredric 
6. Betsey. 7. Harriet. 8. Claudius. 

{Family 76.) Gilbert Graves^, Elis, (Ebenezer Graves) Miriam 
Isbell4, (Robert Isbell) Elizabeth Halls, John% William': b. Sept. 
21, 1758; d. July 22, 1840 ; m. Elizabeth Kelsey^ of Killingworth, 
d. Oct. 23, 1851, ae. 89; residence Guilford. Children were : 

I. Sally, b. Sept. 1785; d. May 5, 1858. 2. Hannah, b. 1787; 
m. Oliver Gleason ; residence New York. 3. Roxana, m. William 
Woodford, of Ohio. 4. Eli, d. 5. Betsey, b. Jan. 16, 1798; m. 
Amos Hall, of Guilford. 6. Polly, b. March, 1801 ; m. Abram 

Griswold, of Madison. 7. Alethe, m. Gaines. 8. William, 

b. 1808; residence Madison; m., Feb. 27, 1833, Emily Dickinson, 
of Clinton, Conn. 

[Family 78.) John Graves*', (John Graves) Elizabeth Graves^, 
Ebenezer Graves) Miriam IshelH, (Robert Isbell) Elizabeth Hall3, 
John% William': b. Oct. 16, 1761 ; d. April 28, 1819; m. Hannah 
Crane^ d. Jan 16, 1852, ae. 88. Residence Guilford. Children 
were : 

I. Henry Crane, b. June 12, 1788 (Family 132). 2. Elizabeth 
Amelia, b. Feb. 17, 1791 (Family 133) 3. Nancy Miiiam, b. 
Sept. 10, 1793 ; d. March 16, 1849. 4- Sherman, b. Sept. 20, 1795 



48 Hall Genealogy. 

(Family 134). 5. Rebecca, b. March 4, 1798; m., Aug. 18, 1820, 
Wyllys M. Dowd ; residence East Berlin, Conn. 

[Family 'io.) Ambrose Graves^, Ambroses, (Ebenezer Graves) 
Miriam IsbelH, (Robert Isbell) Elizabeth Halls, John% William': b ; 
d. in Guilford, May 6, 1843 ; m., Jan. 3, 1789, Nancy ^ dau. of 
Ebenezer and Mary (Davis) Hopson, of Guilford, b. Sept. 29, 1770 ; 
d. Nov. 6, 1856. Children w^ere ; 

I. William, d 1843. 2. Betsey, m., July, 1809, William Par- 
melee, lost at sea, Nov., 1810 ; m., 2d, June 1813, Charles Butler. 
3 Richard (Family 135). 4. Fredric A., b. June 25, 1802 
(Family 136). 5. George A., b. April 5, 1804 (Family 137). 6. 
Harry, d. at sea. 7. Mary Ann, m. John Leete, m., 2d, Mary 9, 
1841, William Blatchley. 

{Family 82.) Chloe Graves^, Israel^, (Ebenezer Graves) Miriam 
IsbelH, (Robert Isbell) Elizabeth Halls, John^ William' : d. March 
20. 1836; m., 1789, Ashhel^ son of Benjamin Bradley, of East 
Guilford, now Madison, b. 1756, d. Oct. 6, J 817. Children were: 

I. .Phineas, b. Jan. 2, 1790. 2. Benjamin Ashbel, b. Nov. 28, 
1 791; residence Baltimore; s. p. 3. Phebe, b. July 3, 1794; ni. 
Peter Winn, of Madison, Conn. 4. Rebecca, b. July 3, 1798; m. 
Jeddediah Field," of Madison. 5. Talcott, b. Dec. 20, 1799- 6. 
Chloe, b. Aug. 6, 1801 ; m., Sept. 26, 1821, A. J. Myses. 7. 
Elliot, b. June 27, 1809; residence Middletown. 

[Family 83.) Rebecca Graves^, pedigree as last given : d. Jan. 
13, 1857 ' "^- ^i^li^fi^ Dowd^ of Madison, Conn., d. June 2, 1831, 
ae. 61. Children were: 

I. Rachel, m. Allan B. Wilcox, of Madison. 2. Orra Heman, 
b. £1796. 3. Joseph. 4. William, b. 1801. 5. George. 6. 
Austin, b. 181 1. 7. Orpah, m. John R. Wilcox. 8. Susan R., 
b. Oct. 12, 1814 ; m. Sereno H. Scranton, of Madison, Conn. 

[Farnily 84.) Rachel Graves*, pedigree as last given : m. Orren 
Dowd^ of Madison, b. 1773. Children were : 

I. Frederic, m. Charlotte Hickock. 2. Amasa, m. Mary Kelsey. 

[Family 85.) Abraham Parmelee'', Abraham^, (Abraham Par- 
melee) Mary Bishopt, (Daniel Bishop) Mary Halls, John% Wil- 
liam': b. March 10, 1749; d. June 29, 1773, at Goshen; m., 
1 77 1, Olive Lewii^ of Goshen. She m., 2d, 1778, Dr. Titus Hull, 
of Bethlehem. 

[Family 86.) Theodore Parmelee^, pedigree as last given : b. 
April 3, 1751 ; d. Feb. 23, 1814; m., March 8, 1781, Keziah 
Hudson^ of Goshen, d. Feb. 21, 1824. Children were : 



Halls of Guilford. 49 

I. Clarinda, b. Dec. 9, 1781 ; m., Nov. 20, 1807, Rev, Charles 
\ Prentice, of South Canaan. 2. Sally, b. Feb. 9, 1783 ; m., Nov. 
27, 1818, Adam Kasson, of Bethlehem. 3. Elisha, b. Feb. 16, 
1785: m., Nov. 9, 1809, Roxa Stanly; removed from Goshen to 
Elmira, N, Y. 4. Theodore H., b. Jan. 25, 1792; m., N( v. 3, 
1813, Harriec Holcomb 5. Erastus, b. Dec. 9, 1793; m. Rhoda 
Carrington, of Bristol, Conn. 6. Lucia, b. April 25, I79t); m. 
Titus Roberts, of Bristol. 7. William, b. Oct. 26, j8oi ; resi- 
dence Copley, Ohio; m., May 22, 1820, Ann Eliza White, of 
Torrington. 

{Family 88.) Elisha Parmelee^, pedigree as last given : 
b, Feb. 22, 1755; d. Aug. 2, 1784; m. Mary Hutchemon^ of Salis- 
bury. She m., 2d, William Walker, of Lenox, Mass. Mr. Par- 
melee lived in Lee, Mass.; he was an eminent scholar. 

[Family 89.) Reuben Parmelee^, pedigree at last given : b. Apr! 
^^1 '759 j "^-5 May 22, 1782, Laura^ dau. of William and Ruth 
(Cook) Collins, of Northford, b. Aug. 3, 1759. Was a minister 
of the gospel. Children were : 
■^ I. Laura, m. Rev. Mr. A'losier. 2. Son,d.ae 1 2 years. 3. Abiel. 
K 4. Maria m. Brace. 5. William. 6. Rush. 7. Persis. 

[Family 90.) Nathaniel S. Parmelee^, pedigree as above : b. 
^ July 28, 1761 ; d. Nov. 14, 1839; m., Nov. 29, 1784, Rosanna^ 
"dau. of John Lucas, of Norfolk, b. Sept. 12, 1766, d. Feb. i, 
1854. Children were : 

1. Betsey, b. Dec. 3, 1785; d. July 11, 1788. 2. Abraham, b. 
May 5, 1791 ; d. Aug. 17, 1808; he was a youth of promise 
and had fitted for college. 3. Nathaniel Stanley, b. Sept. 10, 1799; 
d. Oct. 21, 1799. 

[Family 91.) Nathan Scranton', (Thomas Scranton) Marv Par- 
melees, (Abraham Parmelee) Mary Bishop^ (Daniel Bishop) Mary 
Hall3, John% William' : b Sept. 15, 1739; m., Sept. 24, 1761, 
Mary^ dau. of Azariah Dickerman, of Holden, and wid. of Samuel 
Field ; she d. Oct. 17, 1779 ; m., 2d, Sarah^ dau. of Nathaniel and 
Sarah (Field) Crampton, of East Guilford, b. July 5, 1741 ; re- 
moved to Springfield, xMass. Children were : 

I. Deborah, b. Aug. 5, 1764; m. Reuben Johnson. 2. Rachel, 
b. 1770 ; m. Abraham Hubbard. 3. William, residence Hamden. 
4. Sarah, m. David Stone. 5. Simon, b. May 29, 1780. By 2d 
marriage : 6. Aaron, b. 1784. 

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50 Hall Genealogy. 

{Family (^1.) John Hill'', (Daniel Hill) Lucy Paimelees, (Abra- 
ham Parmelee) Mary Bishop'', pedigree as before : b. July 8, 1751; 
m. Rhoda. Children were : 

I. Hannah, b. May i, 1775. 2. Sullivan, b. Sept. 27, 1776. 3. 
John, b. Aug. 19, 1778. 

[Family 93.) Aaron Parmelee^, Aaron^, (Abraham Parmelee) 

Mary Bishop'*, pedigree as before: b. Dec. 24, 1757; m. 

Cleveland ; removed to Waybridge, Vt. Children were : 

1. Rufus. 2. Sophia. 
[Family 94.) Roger Parmelee'', pedigree as last given : b. Sept. 

14, 1764; m. Lydia^ dau. of Samuel C. and Mary (Taylor) Betts, 
of Richmond, Mass., b. Aug. 2, 1766, d. Nov.* 22, 1861 ; residence 
New York city and Flatbush, L. I. Children were : 

2. Laura, b. April 9, 1796. 2. Edward Henry, b. March, 
1804 ; d. 1853. 

[Family g^.) Salmon Parmelee^, pedigree as above : b. Aug. 19, 
1767 ; m. Sarah Legget ; residence New York city. Children were : 

I. Sarah. 2. Salmon. 3. Hannah ; m. Campbell. 4. 

Daniel. 

[Family 96.) Phineas Fowler^, (Phineas Fowler) Esther Benton^, 

(Joseph Benton) Esther Bishop^, (Daniel Bishop) Mary Hall3 : b. 
; d. Jan. I, 1817; m. Jan. 15, 1800, Eunice Johnson, 
of Wallingford. Children were : 

I. Sally, bap. April 29, 1800. 2. Eliakim ; and others. 

[Family c)"].) Lucretia Benton^, Elihu^, pedigree as before: b. 
1766 ; d. Aug. 22, 1856 ; m., Sept. 29, 1793, Daniel^ son of Daniel 
and Avis (Collins) Bartlett, of Guilford, b. Dec. 3, 1764, d. Dec. 
25, 1842 ; residence North Guilford. Children were : 

I. Clara Philanda, b. March 6, 1796. 2 Marcus Belden. 3. 
Marietta Marina, b. Oct. 18, 1798 ; m. Hon. Henry L. Ellsworth, 
of La Fayette, Ind. ; she was celebrated in her early years for her 
remarkable beauty of person and engaging manners, and in her after 
life for high intellectual attainments. 4. Daniel Lyman, b. July 9, 
1800. 5. Marida Lucretia, b. Feb. 22, 1802 ; m., Jan. 10, 1827, 
Dr. Joel Canfield, of Guilford, son of Joel and Sarah (Peters) Can- 
field, of Chester, b. March 10, 1801 ; he was a successful practitioner 
of medicine in Guilford for more than fifty years ; s. p. 6. Augustus 
Elisha, bap. Sept. 16, 1804. 7. Sophia Mendora, b. Feb. 27, 1807; ! 
d. Feb. 3, 1874. 



Halls of Guilford. 5 1 

{Family 98.) Cynthia Benton^, pedigree as above : b. Dec. , 
1767; d. Dec. 14, 1839; m., Oct. 4, 1791, Samuel Bartlett^ of 
Guilford, son of John and Lois (Chidsey) Bartlett, b. April 2, 1761, 
d. Sept. 25, 1 841. Children were: 

1. Sally, b. July 7, 1792 ; m.,Sept. 9, 1813, Timothy Seward, of 
Guilford. 2. Betsey, b. Feb. 7, 1797 ; d. March 5, 1850, 3 John 
Benton, b Sept. 17, 1798. 4. Nathaniel, b. March 10, 1802. 5. 
Cynthia Ann, b. Dec. 12, 1806; d. Jan. 11, 1873; "^-i Sept. 3, 
1835, Rev. Zadoc Whitmore. 

[Family gg.) Lyman Benton", pedigree as last given : b. May 11, 
1770 ; m., 1st, Eunice Hopson ; ni. 2d, Rhoda^ dau. of Caleb and 
Olive (Meigs) Fowler, bap. April 7, 1793 ; residence, Benton, Ohio 
Children were : 

I. Fortius, b. 1795; d. June 25, 1801. 2. Delia. 3. Anna. 4. 
Augusta, 5. Lodema. And by 2d wife : 6. Woodruff. 7. Cyn. 
thia. 8. Maria. 9. Lucretia. 

[Family 100.) Sally Benton^, pedigree as last given; b. Oct. 
8, 1776; d. Jan. 6, 1850 ; m., Nov. 14. 1798, David L., son of 
David and Lucretia (Fosdick) Fowler, of Guilford, b. March 14, 
1769; d. Sept. 2, 1849. Children were: 

I. Victor, b. Sept. 5, 1799; m., May 27, 1832, Sophia Weld. 
2. Semantha, b. Aug. 15, 1801 ; ni., June 10, 1827, Harvey Hub- 
bard, of Guilford. 3. David Sullivan, b. March 5, 1807 ; m. 
Charlotte E. Helt, of East Haven. 4. Sarah Maria, b. xMay 7, 
181 r; m. Oct. 20, '842, Philander Cook, of Wallingford. 5. 
De Grasse, b. June 26, 1819. 6. DeWitt, b. June 26, 1819 ; m. 
March 10, 1850, Frances Matilda Huntly. 

[Family loi.) Joseph W. Benton^, pedigree as last given : b. 
July 22, 1783; d. Aug. 16, 1864; m, Esther^ dau. of Timothy 
Harrison. Children were : 

1. Marilla Sophia, b. Aug. 3c, 1817 ; m., Feb. 2, 1840, Nathaniel 
Smith, of New Haven. 2. William Irving, b. Oct. i, 1820; m. 
Emeline Bunnell. 3. Deloss, b. Sept. 13, 1822. 4 Jennette, b. 
July 1825 ; d. Aug. lO, 1848. 5. Emma Elvira, b. Dec. 10, 1827 ; 
m. Whitney Elliott, of North Haven. 6. Alma, b Oct. 11, 1831. 

[Family 102.) Rachel Hall^, Ebeneezr^, Ebenezer^, Ebenezer^, 
John% William' : b. July 5, 1759 ; m., March 1782. Torrey Scran- 
ton^ o{ North Guilford; b. April 6, 1756, son of Timothy and 
Elizabeth (Torrey) Scranton, of Guilford. Elizabeth was of Bos- 
ton, Mass. Children were : 

I. Ebenezer, b. Dec. 15, 17825 d. March 30, 1788. 2. Abigail, 



52 Hall Genealogy, 

b. June 30, 1784 ; d. July 12, 1784, 3. Nabby, b. Aug. 1 2, 1785 
m. Dec. 29, 1824, Ira Kimberly, of Guilford. 4. Torrey, b. July 
9, 1787 ; m Nov. 16, 1815, Rebecca Cruttenden. 5. Ebenezer, b. 
Aug. 25, 17S9 ; d. Dec. 30, 1810. 6. Rachel, bap. Sept. 8, 1793. 
7. Harry, b. 1796; d. March 2, 1809. 8. Martin, b. 1797; m- 
May, 1819, Sarah Thomas. 9. Mary. b. 1801 ; d. April, 1847. 

[Family 103.) Mary Hall^, pedigree as last given : b. Aug. 14, 
1761 ; d. Nov. 27, 1836, s. p.; m., March 29, 1796, Isaac^ son of, 
John and Chloe (Shelley) Johnson, of Guilford; b. Jan. 24, 1756.- 
She was his 2d wife; bed. May 13, 1805. She m., 2d, James 
Bishop. 

[Family 104.) Joseph Hall^, pedigree as last given: b. Dec. 17, 
1766; d. 1835; m. March 31, 1793, Mary Wick. Removed to 
Paris, N. Y. Children were : 

I. Edward, b. April 1803 ; d. Sept. 25, 1805. 2. Ebenezer ; and 
four daughters. 

[Family 105.) Benjamin Hall^, pedigree as last given : b. Dec. 

17, 1766, twin ; d. Oct. 17,1862; m., Sept. 30, 1792, 5^«/(2/6, dau. 
of Thomas and Beulah (Bishop) Fowler, b. June 29, 1777 ; d. Aug. 
14, 1834. Residence, North Guilford. Children were: 

I. Chauncey, b. June 3, 1793 (Family 138). 2. Mabel, b. July 

18, 1794 (Family 139). 3. Binajah, b. Oct. i, 1795 ; went west. 
4. Amanda, b. Oct. 6, 1797 (Family 140). 5. Betsey, b. 1800 ; d. 
Jan. 8, 1803. 6. John, b. 1803 ; d. Nov. 20, 1818. 7. Eliza, b. 
1809 ; d. Oct. 6, 1825. 8. Daniel (Family 141). 9. Edward, b. 
Feb. 2. 1814 (Family 142). 

[Family 106.) Sarah Hall^, Miles^, John-*, Ebenezers, John% 
William^: b. Sept. 12, 1762; m., Nov. 29, 1784, Samuel., son of 
Samuel and Sarah (Nettleton) Evarts, of Guilford, b. Feb. 20, 1764. 
Removed to Lake Champlain. Children were : 

I. Nathan, b. May 14, 1785 ; d. Dec. 17, 1789. 2. Orpah, b, 
June 4, 1788. 3. Samuel, b. June 13, 1790 ; d. April 26, 1874. 
4. Amos, b. June 12, 1792. 5. Elsie, b. Oct. 8, 1795. 6. Sarah, 
b. March 20, 1799- 

[Family loj.) Jerusha Hall^, pedigree as last given : b, Aug. 20, 
1771 ; m. Luther., son of Charles and Triphena (Collins) Stone, of 
Guilford ; b. Jan. 17, 1753. Removed to Oneida Co., N. Y., 1804. 

[Family 108.) John Hall^, pedigree as last given: b. May 21, 
1775 ; d. July 27, 1807 ; m. Hannah., Atlu. of Thomas and Hannah 
(Cruttenden) Griswold, of Guilford; b. May 26, 1771; d. Nov. 
10, 1840. Children were : 



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I. Amos, b. Jan. 18, 1995 (Family 143). 2. Sarah, b. Jan. 22, 
1798, (Family 144). 3. John, b. April 5. 1799 (Family 145). 
4. Betsey, b. July 28, i8or (Family 146). 5. Caroline, b. Aug. 
29, 1803 ; d. June 17, 1842, s. p.; m. May 2, 1831, Joel Bullard, 
of New Haven. 6. George Griswold, b. Feb. 2, 1806 (Family 

H7)- 

[Family 109 ) Joseph Evarts^, (Joseph Evarts) Elizabeth Halls, 
. Benjamin^, Ebenezer^, John% William': b. March 7, 1778; m. 
^^y 3> i8o7,Z««^ Evarts. Removed to Pompev, N. Y. Chil- 
dren were : 

1. Laura Eliza-, b. June 25, 1808. 2. Sarah, b. July 26, 181 1. 

3. Mary, b. April 14, 1813 ; d. Jan. 11, 18 14. 4. Mary, b. Nov. 
8, 1814. 

[Family iio.) Sarah Lee^, (Elon Lee) Deborah Johnson^ (Jehiel 
Johnson) Esther HalH, Ebenezer^, John^, William'; b.Dec. 30, 
1780 ; d. Dec. 27, 1849 ' '""-1 J^"- 24, 1805, "John.^ son of Nathaniel 
and Mary (Hart) Dudley, b. Jan. 25, 1782; d. Jan. 9, 1816. 
Residence, Guilford. Children were : 

I. Hooker, b. Oct. i, 1806 (Family 148). 2. Elon, b. May 
I, 1808 (Family 149). 3. John, b. Dec. 20, 1809 (Family 150). 

4. Horace, b. March 16, 1812 (Family 151). 5. Ruth, b. June 4, 
1814 (Family 152). 

[Family in.) Deborah Lee^, pedigree as last given : b. March 
21, 1783 ; d. Oct. 25, 1827; m., Feb. 8, 1808, William^ son of 
Amos and Mary (Evarts) Dudley, of Guilford, b. Sept. 17, 1780, d. 
July 16, 1845. Children were : 

I. Marietta, b. Nov. 4, 1808 ; m., Aug. 20, 1856, Elon Lee ; 
residence Union, N. Y. 2. Harriet, b. Sept. 7, 1810. 3. Polly, 
b. Nov. 15, 1813 (Family 153). 4. William Lee, b. Oct. 26, 
1816 (Family 154). 5. Maria, b. June 7, 1820; m., March 30, 
1842, William S. Hull. 6. Ehzabeth, b. Aug. 19, 1822 (Family 
155). 7. Timothy, b. May 24, 1824 (Family 156). 

[Family 112,) Betsey Dudley^, pedigree as last given, except 
her father was Amos Dudley : b. Dec, 9, 1800 ; m., Jan. i, 1821, 
IVilliam^ son of Amos and Jerusha (Graves) Chittenden, of Guilford, 
D. May 5, 1797. Children wf re : 

I. Betsey Eliza, b. March 2, 1822; m., July 5, 1843, Sidney 
A. Dowd, of Guilford (Family 157). 2. Amos, b. Aug. 4, 1824 
(Family 158). 3. Mary Jane, b. July 9, 1827 (Family 159). 4. 
Lydia, b. Jan. 20, 1831. 5. Catharine, b. Aug. i, 1835 (Family 160). 

[Family w^.) Anson Fowler^, Melzars, (John Fowler) Abigail 



54 Hall Genealogy. 

Fowler HalH, E!iphalet3, John% William': b. Dec. 18, 1768; d. 
Dec, 1851 ; m. Maria Earclotin ; residence French Creek, Jefferson 
Co., N. Y. Children were : 

I. Melzar. 2 Jane, b. Dec. 2, 1805. 3. Lucy, b. May, 1807; 
d. 1827. 4. John. 5. Richard, m. Caroline Kelley. 

{Family I 14.) Nancy Fowler^, pedigree as last given : b. May 

6, 1770 ; d. June 7, 1836 ; m., Feb. 6, i 800, Stephen, son of John 
and Lois (Chidsey) Bartlett, of Guilford, b. Oct. 4, 177 1, d. Feb. 
I, 1827. Children were: 

I. Melzar Fowler, b. 1800 ; d. Nov. 24, 1801. 2. Lois, b. 
Jan. 30, 1802; m., Feb. 5, 1829, Ezekiel Butler; residence 
Hudson, N. Y. 3. Melzar Fowler, b. June 23, 1804 (Family 161). 
4. Nancy, b. March 9, 1806; m., May 13, 1832, William F. 
Butler; residence Hudson, N. Y. 5. Lucy, b. March 30, 1808 
(Family 162). 6. Stephen Russell, b. April 30, 1810 (Family 163). 

7, Sally, b. Aug. 21, 1812; m., Sept. 11, 1833, Samuel R. Hotch- 
kiss. 8. David, b. Nov. 24, 1815 (Family 164). 

(Family 115.) Lucy Fowler^, pedigree as last given : b. 

; d. Jan. 4, 1858 ; m., Dec. 26, 1802, David^ son of 
Simon and Sarah (Dudley) Chittenden, of Guillford, b. Sept. 23, 
\111^ d. July 28, 1861, was blind the last years of his life. Chil- 
dren were : 

I. David, b. Jan. 10, 1804 ; d. Aug. 17, 1808. 2. Lucy Ann, b. 
Feb. 14, 1806 (Family 165). 3. Mary, b. May 1 1, 1808 (Family 
166). 4. Susannah, b. May 28, 1810; single. 5. Ruth, b. Sept. 

8, 1812 ; d, Feb. 25, 1838. 6. Sarah Dudley, b. Feb, I, 1814 (Family 
167). 7. David Dwight, b. June 25, 1817 (Family 168). 8. George 
Mortimer, b. Feb 12, 1820 ; d. Dec. 16, 1841. 

[Famih 116.) John Hubbard^, (Eben Hubbard) Jerush Fowler^, 
(Milzar Fowler) Abigail HalH, Eliphalets, John% William^: b, Oct. 

13, 1764; m., March 30, 1788, Wyck or Wick. Removed to 

Hamilton Co., N. Y. Children were : 

I. John W., b. Jan. 7, 1789. 2. Anson. 

[Family uj.) Eber Hubbard^, pedigree as last given : b. Feb. 3 
1766; d. Feb. 9, 1847 > "^•■> -April 7, 1794, Selina, dau. of Joseph 
and Lucy (Fosdick) Tyler, of Guilford, b. July 10, 1767, d. Jan. 
I, 1855. Children were : 

I. Cynthia, b. March 29, 1795; d. 1871 ; single. 2. Julia, b* 
Jan. I, 1797; unmarried. 3. Horace, b. Nov. 29, 1798; d. June 
3, 1817 ; drowned, 4. Grove, b. Oct. 16, 1800. 5. Frederic, b- 



Halls of Guilford. 5 5 

Feb. 15, 1803. 6. Bela, b. March 22, 1805. 7. Harry, b. April 
18, 1807 ; single. 8. Joseph, b. Sept. ii, 1809. 
I {Family 118.) Timothy Hubbard^, pedigree as last given: b, 
1769; d. April 26, 1844; m.. May 27, 1797, Martha Rogers^ of 
Branford ; d. June 20, 1844, ae. 75. Children were: 

I. Harvey, b, June 18, 1798. 2. Samuel F., b. May, 1799. 3. 
Levi, b. 1801 ; d. Aug. 30, 1804. 4. Chauncey, b 1803 ; d. May 
15, 1836. 5. Levina, b 1805; d. June 12, 1806. 

{Family 119.) Solomon Hubbard^, pedigree as last given: b 
1775 ; d. Oct. 4, 1845 > ™M Laura Cowles^ d. Dec. 7, 1845. Resi- 
dence Claremont, N. H. Children were : 

I. Harry. 2. Laura, m. Frederic Clement. 3. Fanny, d. young. 

4. Caroline, m. Edward Ainsworth. 5. John. 6. Lucy, m. John 
W. Childs. 

{Family 120.) TiTUS Hall^, James^, Eliphalef, Eliphalet^, John% 
William' : b. June 12, 1774 ; d. July 16, 1841 ; m., Nov. 5, 1800, 
Elizabeth^ dau. of Timothy and Sarah (Shipman) Pratt, of Saybrook 
b. Sept. 27, 1778, d. Feb. 28, 1873. Residence Guilford. Was 
chorister of the old church in Guilford for many years. The family 
were good singers. Children were : 

I. Harriet E.,b. Dec. 21, 1801 ; d. July 4, 1804. 2. James Henry, 
b. Feb. 15, 1803 (Family 169). 3. Frederic William, b. Jan. 7^ 
1806 (Family 170). 4. Mary, b. Jan. 11, 1808 ; d. Aug. 14,1836, 
s. p.; m., Feb. 6, 1833, Samuel Davis; residence Guilford. 5. 
Harriet E., b. March i, 1810; unmarried. 6. Augustus Pratt, b- 
June II, 1812 (Family 171). 7. Edward Eliphalet, b. April 29, 
1815 (Family 172). 8. Charles Shipman, b. Nov. 22, 1819; d. 
Dec. 30, 1866; single, 9. Elizabeth Pratt, b. Dec. 15, 1824. 

[Family 121.) Justus Hall^, John^, Justus'*, Nathaniel^, John-^ 

William' : b. Dec, 29, 1768 ; m. Sally . Residence Oak Hill, 

Onondaga Co., N. Y. Children ^ere : 

I. Elvira, m. Cotton. 2. William Ransom, d. ae. 20 years. 

{Family 122.) Salmon Hall^, pedigree as last given : m., ist^ 

Gaston ; m., 2d, Waters. Residence on Oak Hill, 

Lenox,N. Y. Children were : 

I. Lucy. 2. Clarinda. 3. Northrop or Northup. 4. Gardiner. 

5. Otis. 6. Charles, by 2d wife. 

{Family 123.) Abraham Hall^, pedigree as last given: m., ist, 
Rachel Gaston ; m., 2d, Rachel Chaffee. Residence Richland, 
Orange Co , N. Y. Children were: 

I. John G., residence Jonesville, Md. 2. Alma, m. John L. 



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Hunter ; removed to Oberlin, Ohio. 3. Alvah, d. unmarried. 4. 
Lydia, m. Oliver Willard, of Chenango Forks, N. Y. 5. Harriet, 
m. Geo. W. Chaduick, Oak Uill, N. Y. 6. Lewis P., b. 181 1 ; 
residence Richland, N. Y. 7. Rachel, b. 1814; unmarried. 8. 
Luther Chaffee, b. May J i, 1816 (Family 173). 

[Family 124.) LiNUS Hall^, pedigree as last given: d. Dec. 2, 
1840 ; m. Clarissa^ dau. of Abraham and Lois Powler, of Guilford, 
Conn, b. Nov. 14, 1779, d March 20, 1862. Residence Rich- 
mond, N. Y. Children were: 

I. Clarissa, m. John Gall, Esq., of Hudson, N. Y. 2. Mary 
Ann, m, D\\ Selden Jennings, of Richmond, Mass; he was eminent 
in his profession ; he puMisheJ a treatise on Typhus Fever ; d. 1848 ; 
his widow lives with their son Edward, a merchant of Buffalo, N. Y ; 
three of their children died accidental deaths. 3. Henry, residence 
Richmond, Mass. 

{Family 125.) Betsey Hall^, pedigree as last given: m. yohn 
Gaston^ d in Stockbridge, N. Y., March 1873, ae. 87; had among 
others: Albert, b. at Lenox, N. Y , Feb. i, 1812 (Family 193I). 

Seventh Generation. 

[Family 126.) CoL. William Leet Stone^, (Rev William Stone) 
Tamsin Graves^, Ebenezer^, (Ebenezer Graves) Miriam Isbell'', 
(Robert Isbell) Elizabeth Hall^, John% William': b. at New Paltz 
or Esopus, N. Y., April 20, 1792; d. at Saratoga Springs, Aug 15, 
1844; m. Susanna, dau. of Rev. Dr. Francis Wayland, president of 
Brown University, Providence, R. L She d. Feb. 25, 1852. Col, 
Stone became chief of the Seneca tribe of Indians. He was an his- 
torian, and for many years the editor of the New York Commercial 
Advertiser and '^Ihe Spectator. The compiler of this book heard him, 
in 1 839, deliver a wholesome lecture to the students of Union College 
on the evils of the use of tobacco. He was evidently one of natures 
noblemen, phvsically, intellectually, and morally, and a man of high 
culture. He had a son : i William Leete, b. April 4, 1835 ; m., 
June I, 1859, Harriet Gillette. 

[Family 127.) Mariannie Stone^, pedigree as above: d. Jan. 
31, 1865, at Fremont ; m., June 7, 1817, William Henry ^ d. at 
Gowando, Feb. 24, 1852. Children were: 

I. Delia Ann Frances, b. March 3, 1819; m. Amos Bulloch. 
2. Sarah Wil'ard, b. Sept. 8, 1819 ; m. Lawrence Manzee. 3. 
Samuel William, b. 182 1 ; m. Dora Davenport. 4. Mary Perses, 
b. 1836. 5. Nancy, b, 1838. 6. Charles. 7. Ebenezer Graves 

[Family 128.) Rachel Stone% pedigree as last given: b. in Bur- 



Halls of Guilford. 57 

lington; d. at Peoria, Aug. 22, 1842; m., June 5, 1832, Joseph 
Batcheldevy of Greenwood, N. Y. Children were : 

I, Susanna Frances, b. 1833. 2. Mary Ann Persis, b. 1838; 
m. Harlan Page, U. S. A. 

{Family 129.) Dorothy Stone^, pedigree as last given: m., Feb, 

2, 1829, Josiah^ son of Phineas Hayward, b. Sept. 6, 1799. Child- 
ren were : 

I. Rev. Samuel Isaiah, b. Oct. 28, 1829. 2. Rev. Stephen 
Green, b. Jan. 31, 1833. 3. Maria Tamsin, b. April 24, 1835 -, d. 
1854. 4. William Stone, b. Sept. 24, 1839. 5. Elizabeth Leete. 
b. Jan. 9, 1844. . 

{Family 130.) EfiENtzER G. Stone^, pedigree as last given: m., 
July, 1825, Elvira Jane Powell; he d. at Sodus, Dec. 11, 1828. 
He was editor of Lansingburgh Gazette. Children were : 

I. Adilia St. Clair, b. May, 1826. 2. Marianne Maria, b. 1827. 

3. William Shotwell, d. young. 

{Family 131.) Amanda T. Graves Stone^, pedigree as last given : 
m., Nov. 22, 1825, Chauncey Newell. She d. ar Nankin, Mich., 
Sept. 27, 1832. Had three children, two of whom died young, i. 
Willam Townsend, b. May 1829, m. Lydia Mattison. 

{Family 132.) Henry Crane Graves?, John^ (John Graves) 

Elizabeth Graves^, (Ebenczer Graves) xMiriam Isbelb, (Robert 

Isbell) Elizabeth Hall^, John% William' : m. Clarissa., dau. of Darius 

and Prudence (Munger) Crampton. He resided in Fairfield, Conn., 

„ where he died about 1846. Children were: 

T I. Harriet, m Webb ; residence Stamford, Conn. 2. 

Hannah, m. Frederic Tracy ; residence Bridgeport, Conn. 3. 
Henry, m. Julia Betts ; residence Fairfield, Conn. 4. Sarah, 
m. William Waterbury ; residence, Stamford, Conn. 5. Frank, 
unmarried. 

{Family 133) Elizabeth A. Graves?, pedigree as last given: 
m. Phineas.^ son of Phineas and Ruth Dowd, of Guilford, b. Jan. 
15, 1785, and d. Sept. 2, 1849. Residence Bergen, N. Y. Child- 
ren were : 

I. Fanny, b. Aug., 1819; m. Pierson. 2. Henry. 3. 

John. 4. Frank. 5. Harriet, m. Selden ; residence in Mich. 

{Family 134.) Sherman Graves?, pedigree as last given : m., 
Nov. 4, 1819, Anna.^ dau. of John and Hannah (Dudley) Griswold 
of Guilford, b. Sept. 18, 1800 ; she d. Dec. 7, i860. Children 
were : 

I. Elizabeth, b. Sept. 15, 1820 ; d. Sept. 20, 1849. 2. Johnj 



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b. Feb. 17, 1822; m., April 25, 1849, Nancy Landon. 3, Catha- 
rine, b. May 16, 1824; m., Nov. 17, 1858, Lewis R. Elliott, of 
Guilford. 4. Harriet, b. Sept. 26, 1825 ; d. May 18, 1849. 

{Family 1 35.} RiCHARD Graves^, Ambrose^, Ambrose^, (Ebenezer 
Graves) Miriam IsbelH, (Ebenezer Graves) Elizabeth Hall^, John^, 
William' : m. Esther Bills. Children were : 

I. Edgar. 2. Oscar. 

[Family 136.') Frederic A. Graves^, pedigree as above : m., 
Nov. 20, 1830, Sarah 5., dau. of Samuel and Molly (Graves) Par- 
melee, of Guilford, b. Oct. 24, 1804 (see Family 74) ; residence 
Guilford. Children were : 

I. Erastus Meigs, b. Sept. 14, 1832 ; m., Oct. 5, 1863, Alethe 
C. Kelley. 2. Helen E., b. May 10, 1834; m., Oct. 25, 1855, 
Richard Parmelee. 3. Edwin Augustus, b. Feb. 19, 1836 ; m., 
Nov. 9, 1865, Rosalind D. Robinson. 

[Family 137.) George A. Graves^, pedigree as last given : m., 
March 31, 1831, Elizabeth.^ dau. of Lyman and Anna (Kirkham) 
Jacobs, of Guilford. She was burned to death bv her clothes taking 
fire Feb. 5, 1840, ae. 34. Residence Guilford : d. Dec. 26, 1849 ; 
was a ship carpenter. Children were : 

I. George, b. Jan. 27, 1832. 2. Ann Maria, b.July 12, 1834. 
3. Frances, b Sept. 10, 1840. 4. Frank, b. Oct. 18, 1844. 

[Family 138.) Chauncey Hall^, Benjamin^, Ebenezer^, Ebe- 
nezer'*, Ebenezer^, John^, William' :.b. June 3, 1793: d. Feb 18, 
i860 ; residence North Guilford ; m. Elizabeth^ dau. of Dea. Levi 
and Hannah (Johnson) Chittenden, of Guilford. Hannah was from 
Wallingford ; she was bap. Dec. 7, 1794, and d Sept. 30, 1853* 
m., 2d, June 4, 1854, Mary Louisa., dau. of John Driggs, of Middle- 
town. Children were : 

I. Philo, b. Dec. 21, 18 14 (Family 174). 2. Joseph, b. Dec, 
1816 ; d. Oct. 12, 1840, s., at New Haven. 3. John, b. 1819 
(Family 175). 4. William, b. May 27, 1821 (Family 176). 5. 
Rowena, b. 1823; d. March 27, 1843. ^' ■'^^^' (Family 177). 7. 
Elizabeth, m. Orren C. Burdick, of New Britain. 8. Phebe Ann, 
m. Lewis Gunn, of New Haven. 9. Everett (Family 178). 10. 
Sophia, m. Stow, of New Haven. 

[Family 139.) Mabel Hall^, pedigree as before: b. July 18, 
1794; m., Aug. 13, 1815, Pr(7.r/)^r, son of Lutherand Mary (Chidsev) 
Dudley, of Guilford, b. Aug. 10, 1793. He went to Ohio in 1829 
and died there in 1845. Children were: 

I. Frederic. 2. Caroline, m. 3. Emeline, b. Aug. 29, 1818. 



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4. Lydia, s. 5. Lucy, b. March 23, 1823; m. James Norton; 
residence Richmond, Mich. 6. Mabel, b. Dec. 24, 1827; s. ; d. 
1853. 7- Edwin, b. June 20, 1825; s. 

[Family 140.) Amanda Hall?, ped gree as last given: b. Oct. 6, 
1797 ; m., Dec. 18 1826, Sainuel Hubbard., of North Guilford, son 
of Abraham and Hannah (Hedges) Huboard, of Guilford. Hannah 
was from L. I., and b. Aug. i, 1774, and d. Aug. 4, 1846; she 
was Mr. Hubbard's 2d wife ; he m., 3d and d. 1846. Children of 
Samuel and Amanda were : 

I. Elizabeth, b. June 14, 1831 ; d. Sept. 18, 1834. 2. Ruth, b. 
July 21, 1828 ; d. May 30, 1832. 

[Family 141.) Danikl Hall?, pedigree as last given : b. ; 

m., Dec. II, 1831, »S'<2r^z^, dau. of Jerry and Rachel (Hubbard) 
Norton, b. Aug. ^30, 1809. Removed to Richmond, McComb Co., 
Mich. Children were : 

I. William, 2. Daniel Webster, b. Jan. 19, 1838. 3. Adeline. 
4. Emma. 5. Eunice. 6. Caroline. 7. Albino Benjamin. 8. 
Rinaldo Joseph, twins. 

[Family 142.) Edward Hall?, pedigree as last given : b. Feb. 
2, 1814 ; d. ,• m., May 6, 1835, Cynthia., dau. of James and 

Anna Johnson, of Guilford. Anna was from Haddam. Cynthia 
d. March 22, 1840, ae. 23; and Edward m , 2d, March 18, 1841, 
Elizabeth A/., dau. of Asa and Polly (Willcox) Fowler, of Guilford. 
Polly was from Haddam, b. June 22, 1816. Children were : 

I. George G., b. May 8. 1836 (Family 179). 2. Dwight H. 
b. April 6, 1838. 3. Myrta Amanda, b. Jan. 3, 1842 (Family 180) 
4. Josephine Augusta, b. March 9, 1843 ' ^- March, 1844. 5 
Ira Kimberly, b. Sept. 29, 1844. 5. Flavilla Fowler, b. May i 
1850. 7. Judge Elmore, b. Feb. 17, 1852; d. Feb. 19, 1853. ^ 
Edward Elmore, b. Feb. 24, 1854. 9. Frederic Elton, b. March 

13. 1857. 

":: [Family .i/i^T^.) Amos Hall?, John", Miles^, John'*, Ebenezer3, 
John% William': b. Jan. 18, 1795 ; d. June 11, 1847; m.. May 
13, 1819, Betsey^ dau. of Gilbert and Elizabeth (Kelsey) Graves, of 
Guilford (Elizabeth was from Killingworth), b. Jan. 11, 1798, d. 
Aug. 30, 1867. Residence Guilford. Children were : 

I. Eliza Maria, b. Aug. 6, 1820 (Family 181). 2. Sidney Owen, 
b. Aug. 27, 1822 (Family 182). 3. Eli Augustine, b. July 30, 1824 
(Family 183). 4. Jane Sophia, b. Oct. 4, 1826. 5. Ellen, b. 
Dec. 17, 1828; d. March 19, 1849. 6. William Orrel, b. Aug. 
7, 1830 (Family 184). 7. Oliver Perry, b. Aug. 29, 1832 (Family 



6o Hall Genealogy. 

185). 8. Marcus iVl., b Jan. 20, 1835 (Family 186). 9. Amos, 
b. Jan. 18, 1838 (Family 187). 10. Harry Harris, b. April 11, 
1841 ; killed in the army by sharp shooters, May 16, 1864, was shot 
through the chest and died in a steamboat on the James river. He 
A^as an earnest, noble, patriotic soldier, was bold and fearless in the 
performance of his duty and won the respect and esteem of all his 
associates. 

[Family 144.) Sarah Hall?, pedigree as above: b. Jan. 22, 1798 ; 
m., Oct. 16, 1815, Ammi G., son of Minor and Rachel (Hall) 
Fowler, of Guilford, b. March 8, 1790. Rachel was sister of Gen. 
Amos Hall, of Bloomfield, N. Y. (See Halls of Middletown.) 
Mr. Fowler removed to East Bloomfield, N. Y., and was killed by 
the fall of a tree in 1841. Children were: 

I. Jennette Catharine, b. Sept. 22, 1817 ; m. Edmund C. Smith ; 
removed to Paw Paw, Mich. 2. George Augustus, b. Oct. 11, 
1819 J removed to Wis. 3. Elihu Hall, b. Oct. 14, 1820, m. 
Elisha Palmer of Le Roy, N. Y. 4. Emeline, b. July 23, 1822 ; 

m. Kimball, Paw Paw, Mich. 5. Charles, b. June 17, 1824. 

6. Nelson. 7. Amos. 8. William. 9. Caroline, 1838. 

(Fumily 145.) John Hall^, pedigree as last given: b. April 5, 
iJQg ; d. Aug. 16, 1870, in Guilford; m,, June 29, 1825, Betsey, 
dau. of James and Ruth (Griswold) Davis, of Guilford, b. Aug. 22, 
1800. Children were : 

I. Sarah Jennette, b. April 19, 1826 (Family 188). 2. James 
Davis, b. Oct. 14, 1828 (Family 189). 3. Lucretia, b. April 14, 

1831 ,• d. July 25, 1831. 4. Dr. Nelson Gregory, b. July 15, 1833 
(Family 190). 5. Rev. Henry Lewis, b. Nov. 26, 1835 (Family 
291). 6. John Carlton, b. March 22, 1838 ; d. Oct. i i, 1838. 

(Family 146.) Betsey Hall?, pedigree as last giuen: b. Jnly 28, 
1801 ; m. Chj-istopher B., son of James and Ruth (Griswold) Davis, 
of Guilford, b. April 30, 1791. Children were : 

I. Henry Nelson, b. Aug. 30, 1820 (Family 192). 2. Harriet 
Atwood, b. June 23, 1823 (Family 193) 3. Catharine Frances, 
b. Sept. 20, 1825; d. April 3, 1875. 4. Caroline Ehzabeth, b. 
Nov. 13, 1828 (Family 194). 5. Edward Roger, b. March 8, 

1832 (Family 195)- 6. Lydia Lucretia, b. Sept. 5, 1840 (Family 
196). 

(Family 147.) George G. Hall, pedigree as last given : b. Feb. 
2 1806; residence Guilford; m., Oct. 4, 1830, Phebe Ann, dau. 
of Joy and Juliana (Griswold) Saxton, of Guilford, b. Nov. 27, 
1 81 1. Children were : 



Halls of Guilford. 6 1 

I. George Hiram, b. April 30, 1833. 2. Lydia Elizabeth, b. 
Jan. 29, 1836 (Family 197). 3. Edward D., b. April i, 1840 
(Family 198). 4. Charles Augustus, b. Sept. 8, 1841 (Family 199). 

[Family 148 ) Hooker Dudley?, (John Dudley) Sarah Lee^, 
(Elon Lee) Deborah Johnson^, (Jehiel Johnson) Esther Hall*, 
Ebenezer3, John-, William': b. Oct. i, 1806 ; m. Oct. 16, 1831, 
Mary^ dau. of Nathaniel and Julia (Parmelee) Everts, of Guilford, 
b. May 22, 1806, a farmer of Guilford. Children were: 

I. Elizabeth Mary, b. Sept. 16, 1833; d. April 24, 1874, s. 2. 
Andrew Jackson, b. Aug. 15, 1835 ; m. Aug. 2, 1857, Catharine 
M. Bishop. 3. John Hooker, b. April 5, 1837. 

(Family 149.) Elon Dudley?, pedigree as above: b. May i, 
1808; m., Dec. 21, i^i^i^- Fanny S. Laiham^ of West Almond,' 
N. Y., b. June i, 1812. Removed from Guilford to Angelica, 
Allegany Co, N. Y. Children were : 

I. John Lewis, b. Sept. 16, 1633; m.. May 17, 1858; Mary 
Crandall. 2. William Guilford, b. Oct. 20, 1834 ; d. Sept. 23, 
1835. 3. Sarah Jane, b. July 10, 1836; m. July 10, 1856, Ben- 
jamin Burns. 4. Eliza Willoughby, b. Sept. 16, 1838 ; d. Jaii. 
16, 1841. 5. Horace Elon, b. May 26, 1840. 6. George Coan, 
b. Oct. 7, 1841 ; d. Jan., 1862. 7. Charles Henry, b. March 20, 
1844; d. Dec. 25, 1853. 8. Abigail Elizabeth, b. Oct. 11, 1846; 
d. Jan., 1862. 9. P'anny Caroline, b. May 21, 1849. ^°- Mary 
Christiana, b. Sept. 8, 1851 ; d. Jan., 1862. 1 1. Henry Benjamin, 
b. April 30, 1854 ; d. Jan., 1862. Four children died of diphtheria 
within eleven days of each other. 

[Family 150.) John Dudley?, pedigree as last given : b. Dec. 20, 
1809; m. Dec. 9, 1840, Sarah, dau. of Timothy and Hannah 
(Bartlett) Dudley, of Guilford, b. April 17, 1819. Is a farmer of 
Guilford. Children were : 

I. Eunice Amelia, b. June 6, 1842; d. Oct. 30, 1842. 2. 
Joseph Edward, b. Dec. 30, 1843. 3- ^'' Timothy, b. April 17, 
1846; m. May 5, 1869, Caroline M. Wilcox. 4. Fanny Amelia, 
b. Nov. 26y 1848. 5. Lewis Richard, b. Nov. 19, 1854. 

[Family I ^i.) Horace Dudley', pedigree as last given : b. March 
16, 1812; m., April 30, 1837, Hannah Amelia Dudley, sister of 
Sarah above, b. April 10, 18 16. He is a farmer of Guilford. 
Children were : 

1. Mary Jane, b. Aug. 30, 1840. 2. Horace Francis, b. March 
9, 1846. 

[Family 152.) Ruth Dudley?, pedigree as last given : b. June 4, 



62 Hall Genealogy. 

1814; m., Nov. 28, 183H, yoZ>«, son of Eber and Mabel (Everts) 
Norton, of Madison, Conn., b. Sept. 17, 1803, d. Oct. 18, 1839; 
had John William, b. Oct. 19, 1839. Residence Guilford. 

{Family 153.) Polly Dudley^, (William Dudley) Deborah Lee^, 
(Ebon Lee) Deborah Johnson^, (Jehial Johnson) Esther HalH, Ebe- 
nezer3, John^, William': b, Nov. 15, 1813; m., June 25, 1835, 
Russell^ son of Ambrose and Mary (Everett) Benton, b. May 12^ 
1801 ; d. April 2, 1869, farmer of Guilford. She was his 2d wife. 
Children were : 

I. Laura B., b. Sept. 30, 1836; d. April 7, 1855, ^- George 
William, b. Oct. 27, 1837; m., Aug. 10. i860, Emma Josephine 
Taylor. 3. Mary Ellen, b. May 29, 1844; m., Oct. 28, 1868, 
Theodore L. Davis, of Fair Haven. 

[Family 154.) William L. Dudley^, pedigree as above : b. 
Oct. 26, 1816 ; m., Nov. 10, 1841, Phebe Ives., of Meriden, Conn. 
Removed to Wisconsin. Children were : 

I. Calvin M., b. Aug. 19, 1842. 2 Walter Webb, b. April 
23, 1845. 3- William Ives, b. March 31, 1849. 4- J^nni^ Lt&^ 
b. Aug. 27, 1853. 

[Family 155.) Elizabeth Dudley^, pedigree as last given : b. 
Aug. 19, 1822; d. April 8, 1846 ; m , Aug. 30, 1843, J"^" ^••> ^°" 
of Timothy and Sally (Bartlett) Seward, b. April 30, 18 17, a mari- 
ner of Guilford ; m. 2d, ; had one child, Timothy Dwight, b. 

June 21, 1844, m., Feb 11, 1866, Anna Norah Torpy or Toby. 

{Family 156.) Timothy Dudley?: b. May 24, 1824; m., Feb., 
1850, Miranda F. Hawley., of Wallingford, and removed to Wis- 
consin with his brother. Children were : 

I. Martha Elizabeth, b. March 12, 1851 -, m., April, 1872, 
Joseph Parmelee, 2. Mary Hawley, b. April 9, 1853. 3- Laura 
Maria, b. Dec. 28, 1856. 

{Family 157.) Betsey Eliza Chittenden?, (William Chittenden) 

Betsey Dudley^, (Amos Dudley) Deborah Johnson (Lee)5, (Jehiel 

Johnson) Esther HalH, EbenezerS, John% William': b. March 2, 

■1822 ; m., July 5, 1843, '^'"^"O' ^••> son of Julius and Clarissa (Stone) 

Dowd, b. Jan, 24, 181 7, a farmer of Guilford. Children were : 

I. Charles Augustus, b. June 27, 1849; ^- "^"^^J !•> 1850. 2. 
Catharine Eliza, b. Aug. 19, 1853; d. Sept. 3, 1864. 

{Family 158.) Amos Chittenden?, pedigree as above: b. Aug. 
4, 1824; m.. May 22, 1850, Harriet J., dau. of Dr. Josiah W. 
and Agnes Case, of Canton, Conn., b. Aug. 15, 1827. Residence 
Guilford. Children were : 



Halls of Guilford. 63 

I. Ellen Louisa, b. Sept. 16, 1851 ; d. Aug 26, 1855. 2. Charles 
William, b. Sept 10, 1855. 3. Harriet Elvira, b Aug. 7, 1857. 

[Family 159.) Mary Jane Chittenden?, pedigree as last given: 
b. July 9, 1827; m., Oct. 18, 1848, David D, Carter, of Clinton, 
Conn., b. April, 1821 ; had one child: George William, b. Sept. 
30, 1849. 

[Family 160.) Catharine Chittenden?, pedigree as last given : 
b. Aug. I, 1835 ; d. Ma'ch 22, 1870 ; m., Jan. i, 1863, Joseph <S\ , 
son of Abraham F. and Clarissa (Griswold) Scranton, b. June 18, 
1833, farmer of Madison, Conn., had one child : I. Catharine. 

[Family 161.) Melzar F. Bartlett?, (John Bartlett) Nancy 
Fowler^ Melzars, (John Fowler) Abigail HalH, Eliphalets, John% 
William': b. June 23, 1804; d. Oct. 11, 1836, s. p.; m., April 
8, 1832, Marrietta^ dau. of Harvey and Rachel (Harrison) Fowler, 
of Guilford, b. Oct. 11, 1808, d. Oct. 4, 1833. 

[Family 162.) Lucy Bartlett?, pedigree as above: b. March 
30, 1808 ; ni., June 4, 1830, 'Jonathan F., son of Dr. Jonathan and 
Sally (Fowler) Todd, farmer of Madison, Conn., b. June 2, 1804, 
d. March 7, 1861. Children were: 

I. Sarah Fowler, b. April 24, 1835 ; d. Feb. 9, 1855; m., June 
22, 1854, Ezra C. Scranton. 2. Josephine Hotchkiss, b. Feb. 24, 
1844 ; d. Jan. 16, 1863. 

{Family 163.) Stephen R. Bartlett?, pedigree as last given: b. 
April 30, 1810 •, d Nov. 27, 1869; m., Susan, dau. of Stephen 
Chalker, of Saybrook. A farmer of North Guilford. Children 
were : 

I. Dr. Stephen C, b. April 19, 1839 ; m., Sept. 22, 1869, Julia 
B. Pickett. 2. Lucy J., b. Nov. 13, 1841 ; m., June 27, 1867, 
Baldwin C. Dudley, of North Guilford. 3. Dr. Walter Russell, 
b. Feb. 4, 1848 ; residence New Haven. 4. George Henry, b. 
Aug. 22. 1856. 

[Family 164.) David Bartlett?, pedigree as last given : b. Nov. 
14, 1815; m., Sept. 12, 1839, Ruth F., dau. of Erastus and Ruth 
(Fowler) Dudley, b. May i, 18 16. A farmer of North Guilford. 
Children were : 

I. James D., b. Aug. 13, 1842 ; m , Dec, 19, 1867, Annie J. 
West ; he is a deaf mute. 2. Melzar F , b. Aug. 31, 1847 5 ^• 
Jan. 27, 1864. 

[Family 165.) Lucy Ann Chittenden?, (David Chittenden) 
Lucy Fowler^, Melzar^, (John Fowler) Abigail HalH, Eliphalet^, 
John% William' : b. Feb. 14, 1806 ; m., Jan. 2, 1833, Samuel /F., 



64 Hall Genealogy. 

son of Ambrose and Elizabeth (Russell) Dudley, b. July 16, 1800, 
farmer of North Guilford, and has been several times member of 
Conn. Legislature. Children were : 

I. Charles Samuel, b. May 24, 1834. 2. Henry Chittenden, b. 
May 9, 1836. 3. Elizabeth Russell, b. June 25, 1838. 4. James 
Ambrose, b. Aug. 21, 1840. 5. George Chittenden, b. Sept. i, 
1842. 6. William Russell, b. March i, 1849. 

[Family 166.) Mary Chittenden^, pedigree as above : b. May 

11, 1808; m., Nov. I, 1835, William M.^ son of Medad and 
Phebe (Conklin) Dudley, of North Guilford, b. Sept. 27, 1804, 
farmer. Phebe was from E. Hampton, L. I. Children were : 

I. Emily Conklin, b. Oct. 31, 1836 ; m.. May 25, 1858, Russell 
Foot ; residence Rock Island, 111. 2. Catharine Chittenden, b. 
April 12, 1841. 3. William Miles, b. Feb. 6, 1845 ' ^- J^". 17, 
1846. 4. Phebe Elvira, b. Aug. 9, 1847. 5- Mary Josephine, b. 
July 10, 1854; d. Oct. 3, 1854. 

{Family 167.) Sarah D. Chittenden?, pedigree as last given : 
b. Feb. I, 1814 ; m., Aug.' 31, 1837, Abraham^ son of Lot and 
Hannah (Chittenden) Benton, of North Guilford, b. Nov. 9, 1813. 
Removed to Mendon, 111. Merchant. Children were: 

I. Sarah Jane, b. July 17, 1838. 

[Family 169.) James H. Hall?, Titus^, James^, Eliphalef*, Eliph- 
alet3, John% William': b. Feb. 15, 1804; d. Jan. 29, 1872; m., 
Jan. 8, 1829, Elizabeth Ann^ dau. of John and Betsey (Smith) Brad- 
ley of Clinton, Conn,, b. July 18, 1809. He was a shoemaker and 
removed to New Haven. Children were : 

I, James Henry, b. Aug. 29, 1831 (Family 200). 2. Charles 
Edward, b. Jan. 24, 1838 (Family 201). 3. Augustus Smith, b. Feb. 

12, 1840 (Family 202). 4. Aaron Dutton, b. Feb. 9, 1845, s, 5 
Frederic William, b. April 18, 1846; d. Oct 9, 1846. 

[Family 170.) Frederic W. Hall^, Titus^, Jamess, Eliphalef*, 
Eliphalet3, John% William': b. Jan, 7, 1806; m.. May 14, 1832, 
Elizabeth M., dau. of Nathan and Anna (Chapman) Bushnell, of 
Madison, Conn., b. April 28, 1809. Anna was from Saybrook, 
Children were : 

I. Mary Elizabeth, b April 9, 1832 (Family 203). 2. Martha 
Anna, b. Sept. 27, 1835. 3. Harriet Josephine, b. April i, 1839. 
4. Grace Augusta, b. Feb. 4, 1845 (Family 204). 5, Adelaide 
B., b. May 20, 1849 (Family 205). 

[Family 171-) Augustus P. Hall?, pedigree as above : b. June 1 1, 



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Halls of Guilford, 65 

i8i2; m., Nov. 22, 1841, "Jane C, dau. of Sherman and Louisa 
(Pardee) Bradley, of Guilford, b. Feb. 28, 1822. Louisa was from 
New Haven, Children were : 

I. Sherman Bradley, b. Oct. 29, 1842. 2. Titus Augustus, b. May 
3» 1844. 

[Family 172.) Edward E. Hall^, pedigree as above: b. Apri 
29, 1815; m., April 19, 1855, Eliza Dibble Hall ov Hull^ of 
Catskill, N. Y., dau. of Chauncey Hall or Hull, of Wallingford, 
Conn. Merchant of New Haven. Children were : 

I. Elizabeth Cornelia, b. Jan. 28, 1856. 2. Edward Chauncey, 
b. April 5, 1857. 3- Fanny Prentice, b. Jan. 3, 1859. 4- Louisa 
Shipman, b. 1862; d. Sept. 13, 1869. 

[Family 173.) Luther C. Hall^, Abraham^, John^, Justus'*, Na- 
thaniel3, John% William' : b. May 11, 1816; m., Nov. 4, 1836, 
Joanna Scott^ d. Aug. 28, 1847 J "!•> 2d, Oct. 1849,! E^i^^ Jacobs. 
Children were : 

I. Luther Stevens, b. Sept. 2, 1850. 2. William A,, b, March 
15, 1852. 3. Sarah Elizabeth, b. , 1854. 

[Family 173J.) Albert H. Gaston?, (John Gaston) Betsey 
Hall^, Johns, Justus-*, Nathaniel3, John% William' : b. in Lenox, 
Onondaga Co., N. Y., Feb. i, 1812 ; m., Sept. 5, 1843, Maria C. 
Parmelee^ of Casanovia, N. Y. He is a Presbyterian minister of 
Burr Oak, St. Josephs Co., Mich. Children were ; 

I. Albert A., b. in Park, St. Josephs Co., Mich., Sept. 2, 1844 > 
m. Dec. 24, 1869, F. S. Van Duesen, of Hudson, Ohio ; he is a 
druggist of Cassville, Cass Co., Mich. 2. Helen Maria, d. in 
childhood. 3. Sarah Felicia, b. at Barre, Orleans Co., N. Y., May 
18, 1850 ; is a music teacher at home, 1878. 4. Frederic Yale, b. 
at Manlius, N. Y., Nov. i, 1853 5 ^^^ ^ student in Olivet College, 
Eaton Co., Mich., 1875. 



The Gaston Pedigree. 

The Gaston family were Huegunots of Normandy, France, and 
fled to Ireland for safety. 

Alexander Gaston came from the North of Ireland about 1758, 
to Burkshire, Mass. ; had a son John who died in Stockbridge, 
Mass., Sept. 6, 1834, ae. 88, whose son John died in Stockbridge, 
N. Y., March, 1873, ^- ^7' ^^° ^^^ ^^^ father of Rev. Albert H. 
Gaston, of Burr Oak, Mich. 
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66 Hall Genealogy. 

Parmelee Pedigree. 

Maria C. Parmelee, wife of Rev. Albert H. Gaston, was the dau. 
of Tyler Parmelee, b. in Casanovia, N. Y., and d. in Berlin, Wis. | 
He was the son of Charles, who d. in Casanovia, he was the son 
of Hezekiah, the son of Joel, the son of John who d. 1679, the son 
of Johannes Parmelie, who was of a noble Belgian family, protestant, 
and went to Holland. This Johannes von Parmelie or Parmeleec 
received from the States General of Holland a grant of land in New 
Batavia, on the Hudson River. He died in 1659. 



The Yale Pedigree. 

The mother of Mrs. Maria C. (Parmelee) Gaston, was the dau. 
of Daniel Yale, of Meriden, Conn., b. 1758, the son of Abel, b. 
1707, the son of Nathaniel, b. 1681, the son of Capt. Thomas, b. 
1647, son of Thomas, b. in Wales, 1614, the son of David, the son 
of David who married the daughter of Bishop Morton, who married 
the daughter of Bishop Barrows. 

Rev Albert H. Gaston has the design and the description of both 
the Yale and the Parmelee Coat of Arms. 

Eighth Generation. 

[Family 174.) Philo Hall^, Chauncey'', Benjamin^, Ebenezer^, 
Ebenexer'', Ebenezer3, John*, William' : b. Dec. 21, 1814 j resi- 
dence Harwinton and Branford, Conn.; m. Sally Skeel^ d. Sept. 1852 ; 1 
m., 2d, Emily P., d. Jan. 16, 1870, ae. 37. Children were: j 

I. Benjamin E., b. Oct. 20, 1837; d. Nov. 12, 1859. 2- ^^^- \ 
bert W., b. April 12, 1848. \ 

[Family ilS-) John Hall^, pedigree as above: m., ist, Mary 
Pierson^ of Clinton ; m., 2d, Rosanna.^ dau, of John Bradley ; m., 
3d, ; m., 4th, Elizabeth . Children were : 

I. Charles, by ist m., residence Clinton, Conn. 2. Ella, resi- 
dence Waterbury. 3. Rowena. 

[Family ijt).) William Hall^, pedigree as last given: b. May 
27, 1821 ; m. yulia^ dau. of John Hotchkiss. Residence N, Guil- 
ford. Children were : 

I. Arthur Elmore. 2. Newell Stanley. 3. Willie L. 

[Family IJJ.) Levi Hall^, pedigree as before : m. Elizabeth 
Jmes, Was killed at New Haven. 

[Family 178.) Everett Hall^, pedigree as before: m. Jnn Ame- 
lia Stevens ; s. p. Residence New Haven. 

[Family 179.) George I. Hall^, Edward^, Benjamin^, Eben- 



Halls of Guilford. 67 

ezers, Ebenezer*, Ebenezer3, John*, William': b. May 8, 1836; m. 
Ellen Percy Osborn, of Sagharbor, N. Y. Residence North Guilford, 
Conn. Children were : 

I. Frank Wilbur, b. Sept. 11, 1862. 2. Charles Seymore, b. 
Sept. 7, 1864. 3. Cynthia Nellie, b. Sept. 17, 1866. 4. Robert, 
b. Oct. 17, 1868, Herbert D., b. July 25, 1871. 

[Family i8o.) Mynta A. Hall^, pedigree as before : b. Jan. 3, 
1842; m., Oct. 12, 1861, IFarren A Thompson^ son of Alvan, of 
Madison, Conn. Residence North Guilford. Children were : 

{Family i8i,) Eliza M. Hall^, Amos?, John^, Miless, John-", Eb- 
enezer3, John% William' : b. Aug. 6, 1820 ; d. March 6, 1843; '"•^ 
April 29, 1836, Willard L Sears^ of New Haven; m., 2d, June 9, 
1844, his first wife's sister, Jane S. Hall^ b. Oct 4, 1826. Mr. 
Sears was b. in Glastenbury, Conn., Sept. 17, 1814. He separated 
from his 2d wife and went to California ; and she m., 2d, Sept. 19- 
1864, William B. Meigs, of Guilford. Children were : 

I. Ellen Maria, b. July 27, 1841 ; m. Henry Tuttle ; d. in the 
army. 2. Eliza W., b. Feb. 25, 1843; ^- Oct. 2, 1845. 3- Ben. 
jamin Willard, b. May 16, 1846. 4. Mary Ann, b. Aug. 2, 1847, 
5. Charles Leonard, b. May 25, 1849. 6. John Franklin, b. Dec. 
5»i85i. 

[Family 182.) Sidney O. Hall^, pedigree as before : b. Aug. 27, 
1822 ; m., Feb. 4, 1844. Lydia^ dau. of Martin and Hannah (Nor- 
ton) Blatchley, of Guilford ; b. Jan. 10, 1816. Residence Guilford. 
Children were : 

I. Mary Jane, b. June 6, 1844 (Family 206). 2. Eliza Maria, b. 
Nov. 25, 1845. 3- Ann Elizabeth, b. Sep. 2, 1847 [(Family 207). 
4. Amos, b. Aug. 22, 1849. 5- E'^^n Irene, b. Nov. 10, 1850 ; d. 
Nov. 30, 1851. 6. Agnes, b. May 14, 1852 ; d. Aug. 11, 1852. 7, 
James, b. Nov. 24, 1853; ^' Dec. 19, 1853. ^- Catharine Ellen, 
b. Feb. 7, 1855. 

[Family 183.) Eli A. Hall^, pedigree as last given : b. July 30, 
1824; m., Aug. , 1849, 'Fhankful^ dau. of Russell Curtis, b. 1822. 
Residence North Branford. Children were : 

I. George Augustus, b. June 18, 1858 ; d. Sept. , 1858. 2, 
Grace Ann, b. June 18, 1858. 

[Family 184.) William O. Hall^, pedigree as before: b. Aug. 
7, 1830 ; m., Sept. 5, i860, Adeline^ dau. of William and Elizabeth 
(Soper) Landon, of Guilford, b. Sept. 28, 1820, and w'd of George 
H. Johnson. Children were : 

I. Isaac, b. Dec. 26, i860. 2. Fanny May, b. Feb. 16, 1863. 



68 Hall Genealogy. 

[Family j.^S-) Oliver P. Hall^, pedigree as above : b. Aug. 29 
1832 ; m., March 26, 1855, ^l^ira M. Roos^ dau. of Noah W. and 
Rachael M. (Saxton) Ross, of Guilford, b. Dec. 4, 1837. Resi- 
dence East Haven. Children were ; 

I. ^Nelson Alonzo, b. June 14, 1857. 2- Cornelia E., b. Dec. 
13, 1858. 3. Edward E,, b. June 23, 1861. 4. Martha, b. Sept. 
19, 1862; d. Jan., 1868. 5. Lewis Perry, b, Nov. 1868. 

[Family 186.) Marcus M. Hall^, pedigree as above : b. Jan. 20, 
1835; m., Jan. 10, 1872, Jnn E. Tabor. Residence Guilford. 
Child : 

I. James Spencer, b. May 24, 1873. 

[Family iSy.) Amos Hall^, pedigree as above : b. Jan. 18, 1838; 
m., Oct. 25, i860, Ellen Hitchcock. Residence East Haven. 
Children were : 

I. Edith, b. 1864. 2. Henry, b. 1867. 3. Almena, b. 1869. 

[Famly 188.) Sarah J. Hall«, John?, John^ Miless, John^ Eb- 
enezer3, John% William*: b. April 19, 1826 ; m., Jnly 2, 1845, Ed- 
ward R.y son of Russell and Laura B. (Kirkham) Benton, of Guil- 
ford, b. March 12, 1824. Residence Guilford. Children were: 

I. Helen A., b. Sept. 6, 1847 ; m., July 10, 1867, John H. Eg- 
gleston, of New Haven. 2. Ella S., b. Sept, 9, 1849 ' ^- J^^Y ^7> 
1851. 3. Richard Edward, b. March 4, 1852. 4. Robert Nelson, 
b. May 13, 1854. 5. Carrie Elizabeth, b. Aug. 2, 1856; m. Jan. 
I, 1873, Theodore L. Hollis, of New Haven. 6. Albert Henry, 
b. April 20, 1858. 7. Walter Bates, b. April 27, 1861. 8. Lewis 
Hancock, b. May 2, 1864. 9. John, b. March 13, 1868. 10. 
Harry B., b. Dec. 23. 1871. 

[Family 189.) James D. Hall^, pedigree as before : b. Oct. 14, 
1828 ; m., June 17, 1858, Charlotte Augusta^ dau. of Isaac and 
Lydia Jenkins, b. Nov. 4, 1832. Was a merchant of New York, 
and now a farmer of Guilford. Children we.e : 

I. Ruth Griswold, b. April 14, 1859. 2- Lizzie Jenkins, b. Dec. 
12, 1861. 3. Mary May, b. May 26, 1866. 4. Kennedy, b. Aug. 
8, 1864 ; d. July 29, 1865. 5. Edith Taylor, b. Feb. 28, 1869. 

[Family 190.) Dr. Nelson G. Hall^, John?, John^, Miles^, John'', 
Ebenezer3, John% William' : b. July 15, 1833; m., Nov. 13, i860, 
Mary C, dau. of George and Ruth Bartlett, of Guilford, b. Dec. 4, 
1836. Children were : 

I. Ruth Bartlett, b. Aug. 25, 1867. 2. Laura Louise, b. July 21, 
1874 i d. Oct. 4, 1875. 3. Grace Chapman, b. Oct. 19, 1877. 

[Family 19 1.) Rev. Henry L. Hall^, pedigree as before : b. 



Halls of Guilford. 69 

Nov. 26, 1835 ; d. Nov. 6, 1869 -, m. Laura Stickney^ of Rockville, 
Conn.; had one child : i. Bessie, b. Dec. 4, 1868. 

[Familv 192.) Henry N. Davis\ (Christopher Davis) Betsey 
Hall7, John^ Miless, John*, Ebenezer^, John% William' : b. April 
30, 1820 ; d. Aug. 17, 1874 ; m., March lO, 1847, Clarissa Judson, 
dau. of Joel and Polly (Bartlett) Griswold, of Guilford, b. Nov. 10, 
1827. Residence Guilford. Farmer. Children were : 

I. Rosaline Annette, b. June 8, 1849; "^-5 April 18, 1870, 
Lorraine Thrall, 2. Charles Henry, b Mayi7, 1851; m., March ^ 
1875, Nellie Simpson. 3. Carrie Griswold, b. June 13, 1864. 

[Family 193.) Harriet A. Davis^ pedigree as before: b. June 
* 23, 1823 ; m., June 21, 1848, Eliazar^ son of Alonzo and Hannah 
(Davis) Woodruff, of Guilford. Hannah was from Killingworih, 
Conn. Children were: 

I. Helen Elvira, b. Jan. 3, 1850 ; d. April 18, 1853. ^- E^win 
Christopher, b. Jan. 25, 1852. 3. Richard Henry, b. Aug. 13, 
1856. 4. John, b. Jan. 27, 1859; ^- J""^ ^^i 1862. 5. Lucy 
t Maria, b. March 2C, 1862. 

W {Famely 194.) Caroline E. Davis^, pedigree as before: b. Nov. 

13, 1828 ; m., Jan. 28, 185 1, William Harrison^ son of Cyrus D. 
L and Nancy Beach Stebbins, b. Aug. 29, 1828. Residence in 

Amsterdam, N. Y. Children were : 

I. Harriet Catherine, m. Van Coney. 2. Frederic William. 

{Family 195.) Edward R. Davis^, pedigree as before : b. March 

8, 1832; m., Nov. 6, 1856, Mary Z)., dau. of Frederic W, and 

Rebecca (Stannard) Lee, of Guilford, b. Oct. 10, 1836. Children 
were : 

I. Alvan Augustus, b. Feb. 19, 1858; d. Feb. 28, 1858, 2. 

r Emma Elizabeth, b. Feb. 23, 1859; ^- -^"g- ^75 i859- 3* Callie 
Fowler, b. Oct. 13, 1862. 

{Family 196.) Lydia L. Davis^, pedigree as before : b. Sept. 5, 
1840 ; m., Nov. II, 1869, C. Elliott^ son of Henry R. and Sarah 
Ann (Elliott) Spencer, of Guilford, b. Dec. 2, 1844. Children 
were : 

ii. Fitz Henry, b. May 30, 1872 ; d. Aug. 27, 1872. 2. Charles, 
b. Aug. 27, 1853. 

[Family 197.) Lydia E. Hall^, George G.^, John^, Miles^, John^, 
Ebenezer3, John% William': b. Jan. 29, 1836; m.. May 7, i856, 
Joseph^ son of John and Betsey (Hart) Coon, of Guilford, b. June 



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19, 1834; d. in the war for the Union, Nov. 7, 1852. Betsey was 
from Wallingford. Had one child : 

I. Maria Elizabeth, b. Feb. 23, 1857. 

{Family 198.) Edward D. Hall^, George G.^, John^ Miles^, 
John'*, Ebenezer^, John", William' : b. April i, 1840 ; m.,j Oct., 
1869, Fanny Barstow Hyde^ of Norwich, Conn. Residence New 
York ; is engaged in the carriage business. Children were : 

I. Dora Wilson, b. Aug., 1871. 2. Fanny Griswold, b. April, 

1873- 

[Family 199.) Charles A. Hall^, pedigree as before : b. Sept. 
8, 1841 ; m., Dec. 5, 1863, Jnn Lucretia^ dau. of George B. and 
Hannah E. (Hubbard) Davis, of Guilford, b. June 20, 1845. Resi- 
dence Guilford. Children were : 

I. Arthur Augustus, 2. Ada Lucretia, twins, b. April 17, 1866. 

{Family 200.) James Henry Hall^, James H.^, Titus^ James', 
Eliphalet4, Eliphalet3, John% William': b. Aug. 29, 1831 ; d. Feb. 
^5i 1873 ' "^-5 ^^y 9' ^^S'2.^Marietta^ dau. of Griffin Kelsey ; m. 
2d., Irene Hale^ of Guilford. Residence New Haven. Children 
were : 

I. Irene Elizabeth, b. July 4, 1853 ' '"• Benjamin Brown, from 
England. 2. Katie Darling, b. May 7, 1855. 3. Emma Cornelia, 
b. Aug. 1857. 

[Family 201.) Charles E. Hall^, pedigree as before, b. Jan. 
24, 1838; m., April 28, i860, Ellen E.^ dau. of James T. Hem- 
ingway. Residence New Haven. Children were.: 

I. James Edward, b. Jan. 2, 1861. 2. Louise Elizabeth. 3. Nel- 
lie. 4. Hattie Mary. 5. John, died young. 6. Charlie, died 
young. 

[Family 202.) Augustus S. Hall^, pedigree as last given : b. Feb. 
12, 1840 ; m. Cornelia Miller. Residence New York. Children 
were : 

I. Joanna Bailey. 2. William Jones. 

[Family 203.) Mary E. Hall^, Frederick W.7, Titus^, James', 
Eliphalet*, Eliphalets, John', William :' b. April 9, 1832 ; m., Aug. 
2, 1867, Leman O. Peck^ of Birmingham. Residence Winsted, 
Conn. She was his 2d wife. Had one child : 

I. Frederic Bushnell, b. Aug, 22, 1869. 

[Family 204.) Grace A Hall^, pedigree as above: b. Feb. 4, 
1845 ; m., Nov. 20, 1868, David 5., son of John R. and Elizabeth 
Parmelee, b. June 29, 1847 > ^- Sept. 26, 1872; m., 2d, Jan. 13, 



Halls of Guilford. 71 

1S75, Chapman J. Gladwin^ of Essex, Conn. A wood turner. 
One child : 

I. Robert Hall, b. July 11, 1870. 

[Family 205.) Adelaide B. Hall^, pedigree as last given: b. 
May 20, 1849 > "^-J Sept. 28, 1874, George C., son of Rev. Wil- 
liam B. and Anna (Scott) Curtis, of North Brantford. 

Ninth Generation. 

{Family 206.) Mary Jane Hall% Sydney: b. June 6, 1844; 
m.. May 3, 1868, Lewis IVilliams^ of Poughkeepsie, N. Y. Resi- 
dence Guilford, Conn. Children vv^ere : 

I. Howard Stanton, b April 19, iSOg. 2. Ann Eliza, b. Oct. 
II, 1870. 3. Arthur Lewis, b. March 28, 1873. 

{Family 207.) Ann E. Hall^, pedigree as before: b. Sept. 2, 
1847 ' "^-5 J""^ ^1 1871, Charles H Fitch ^ of Carrollton, 111. Resi- 
dence Bridgeport, Conn. Had one child ; 

I. Eva Ludlow, b. June 26, 1874. 



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72 Hall Genealogy. 



HALLS OF FAIRFIELD, CONN. 

The emigrant ancestor was 

{Family I.) Francis Hall'. He was the son of Gilbert Hall, 
who lived in the county of Kent, in the south-east part of England; 
some claim that he lived in the town of Rolvendue, but the records 
of that place have been searched without finding the name of either 
father or son. 

Francis Hall and his brother William came from Milford, county 
of Surrey, in the ship with Rev. Henry Whitefield and his party of 
emigrants from Kent and Surrey. 

William and many others signed a plantation covenant during their 
passage, and located at Guilford, Conn. (See the Halls of Guilford.) 
The party arrived at what is now New Haven in time to participate 
in the meeting of colonists held in Newman's barn on ^the 4th of 
June, 1639. In 1640 Francis Hall joined Mr. Ludlow in the enter- 
prize of planting a settlement at the head of a small inlet of Long 
Island Sound, which they named Fairfield. Mr. Hall was at this 
period thirty-two years of age, and had a wife Elizabeth, and two 
sons, Isaac and Samuel, who were born in England. His wife died 
in 1662, probably in Fairfield ; and he married, Oct. 30, 1665, 
Dorothy, the widow of John Blakeman, and the daughter of Rev. 
Henry Smith, of Stratford, Conn., who survived him. Mr. Hall 
seems to have been a man of some property, as he brought over with 
him a small stock of hardware, and carpenter's tools, and farming im- 
plements for trade. Mr. Hall like Mr. Whitefield and many other 
emigrants, was a member of the church of England, but on his 
arrival in this country, as was usual, he adopted the Congregational 
method of worship. 

He may have lived in New London for a short time, as appears 
from the following record : " It is ordered May 7, 1663, that Francis 
Hall shall have two poles of land in New London, by the water 
side, if it be there." In^ i66g he held the office of constable in 
Stratford ; and was a " Deputa " from Stratford to the General Court 
held in Hartford, May 11, 1676. It is also recorded of him as 
follows: "May 1 1, 1671, this court grants Francis Hall a release 



Halls of Fairfield. 73 

for the cattle forfeited to the county by judgment of the County 
Court of Fayrefield, Nov., 1670, save only 30^-. he hath paid on that 
account." It, appears that he had a large landed property in Fair- 
field and also in Stratford, where he died in 1690, ae. 82 years. His 
wife Dorothy survived him, and also the following named children : 
I. Isaac, b. in England (Family 2). 2. Samuel, b. in England 
(Family 3). 3. Elizabeth. 4. Hannah, m., July 14, 1675, Joseph 
Blakeman of Stratford. 5. Mary. 6. Rebeccah. 

Second Generation. 

[Family 2.) Isaac Hall^, Francis': b. about 1629,' in the county 
of Kent, and came from Milford, county of Surrey,"Eng., with his 
father, and d. in Fairfield, Conn., 17 14, in the 85th year of his age ; 

m., about i66o, Lydia , who survived him. It is believed that 

he obtained his majority in New Haven, probably while there at 
school. He studied medicine, and settled in Fairfield where he 
became an eminent surgeon and physician. He rendered service as 
surgeon in the Colonial Militia during the Indian wars, for which 
he received a grant of land in the township of Fairfield by the 
General Court. He had previously received in 1660, a' large estate 
from his father in Fairfield. He took the oath of fidelity to the 
Colonial Government in 1659. He was probably a proprietor of 
Wallingford in 1670. His children which survived him were: 

I. Isaac, b. Sept., 1665 (Family 4). 2. Francis. 3. John; 
and several dauthers whose names are not known. 

[Family 3.) Samuel Hall% Francis' : b. in England about 1635; 
d. in Fairfield, 1694, in the 59th year of his age. He settled in 
Fairfield on land conveyed to him by his father. Two sons survived 
him : 

I. Samuel. 2. David. 

Third Generation. 

[Family 4.) Isaac Hall^, Isaac^", Francis' : b. at the family 

mansion in the village of Fairfield, Conn., Sept. 1665 ; m., ist , 

about 1685, she d. 1694, s. p. ; m., 2d, 1701, Wid. Sarah Ann . 

He became a physician and was a partner, in 1680, with his father, 
in practice. He died in Reading, Conn., Aug., 1767, perhaps 1757, 
irr the 92d year of his age. Children were : 

I. Joshua (Family 5). 2. Seth. 3. Sarah. 4. Esther. 5. Jane. 
6. Rebecca. 



74 Hall Genealogy. 

Fourth Generation. 

[Family 5.) Joshua^, Isaacs, Isaac^, Francis' : b. in Fairfield, 
Sept., 1703; d. Oct.,|"'l789, ae. 86; m., 1738, .&r«Z> Burgess. 
Removed to Reading, Conn., where he died, greatly lamented. He 
had been a selectman of the town for many years, was a captain of 
militia, and a member of county board of safety and protection, in 
1775 and '76. During the revolutionary war he furnished trans- 
portation, and forage for the eastern division of the American army, 
and was very much honored as a patriotic citizen. . He was distin- 
guished for his very large statue. His children which survived him 
were : 

I. William, b. Nov. 4, 1741 (Family 6). 2. Burgess. 3. 
Joshua. 4. Thomas. 5. Sarah. 6. Jane. 

Fifth Generation. 

[Family 6.) William Halls, Joshua-*, Isaac^, Isaac% Francis' : 
b. in Fairfield, Nov. 4, 1741 ; d. 1824, ae. 83; m., 1763, Sarah 
Peck., d. 1831, in Hartford, N. Y. In his youth he was a clothier, 
draper and tailor, afterwards he became a farmer. He was an ensign 
in his father's company April 26, 1777, when the British destroyed 
the military stores at Danbury, and he bore the body of Gen. 
Wooster from the field. In 1808 he removed to Hartford, Wash- 
ington Co., N. Y., where he died. Children were: 

I. Enoch, m. Reymond ; 2. Andrew, m. Heath; 

they both removed with their families in the early part of the century 
to New York State and left descendants in Watertown and Remsen. 

3. Zalmon (Family 7). 4. Lyman (Family 8). 5. Eli, m. 

Booth. 6. Ammon (Family 9). 7. William (Family 10). 8. 

Sally, m. Peck. 9. Anne, m. Horth, and was the only 

one living in 1876. 

Sixth Generation. 

[Family 7.) Zalmon Hall^ William^, Joshua*, Isaac^, Isaac% 
Francis' : b. in Fairfield, now Newton, Nov. 29, 1768 ; d. in White- 
hall, Washington Co., N. Y., Nov. 11, 1845 ; m., Dec. i, 1789, 
Elizabeth Botsford^ d. March 29, 1852. He was a farmer, removed 
to Whitehall, N. Y., 1808. Children were : 

I. Rusha Ann, b. April 4, 1791 ; m., 1808, Fairchild, of 

Newton, and had, i. Ira ; ii. Betsey ; all are dead, leaving no pos- 
terity. 2. Asbury, b. Aug. 12, 1792 (Family ii). 3. Russell, b. 



Halls of Fairfield. y^ 

July 9, 1794 (Family 12). 4. Esther, b. Oct. 16, 1796 ; d. Feb. 
4, 1797. 5. Esther Ann, b. Aug. 21, 1798 (Family 13). 

{Family 8.) Lyman Hall^, pedigree as above : b. Feb. 28, 1771 ; 
d. Aug. 3, 1848 ; m., Jan. 9, 1793, Hannah Sprague^ of Cambridge, 
b. Sept. 25, 1773, d. Feb. 26, 1827 ; m., 2d, widow Sarah Ketchum. 
He was a mechanic in his younger days and became a farmer. He 
moved to Greenwich, Washington Co., N. Y., soon after his 
marriage, and in 1804 removed to Hartford in the same county 
where he died. He was for many years a highly esteemed civil 
magistrate. Children were : 

I. William, b. Dec. 27, 1793 (Family 14). 2. Amy, b. Oct. 
29, 1796 ; m., June, 18 18, Dr. Anselm Martin. 3. Sally, b. Jan. 
8, 1798; m. Solomon Baker. 4. Nancy, b. April 12, 1800; m., 
1st, Reuben Ingalsby ; m., 2d, Israel Eli. 5. Jonathan S., b. Feb. 
13, 1802 (Family 15). 6. David S., b. May 4, 1804; m., June, 
1826, Prudence Burch. 7. Anna T., b. Oct. 2, 1806; m. James 
Pollock. 8. Eliza, b. Jan. 8, 1809 ; m. about 1846, Lyman Nor- 
throp. 9. Lyman, b. July ii, 1811. 10. Melissa, b. Dec. 14, 
1814; m. John Coon. 

{Family 9.) Ammon Hall*, pedigree as above : m. Grace Peck. 
He moved in the early part of this century with his family to Hamp- 
ton, N. Y., and in 1836, removed to Verona, Oneida Co., N. Y., 
where he died. Children were : 

I. Rosewell. 2. Daniel. 3. John. 4. Melletta, m. Arnold 

I Harvey, he is dead, and she lives in Dunhamville, N. Y., children 
were, i. Ira ; ii. Philo ; iii. Frederic, m. a dau. of Gen. Francis E. 
Spinner, of Herkimer, late Treasurer of the United States, and lives 
at Buffalo, N. Y. 5. Emily. 
{Family 10.) William Hall^, pedigree as above: m. Sally Prindle. 
Removed with his brother Ammon to Hampton and to Verona, N. 
Y., where he died. Children were : 

;£j^i. Joseph G. 2. Hiram. 3. William. 4. Maria, who lives 
near Akron, Ohio. 



Seventh Generation. 

{Family 11.) Asbury|Hall7, Zalmon*, Williams, Joshua^, Isaac3, 
Isaac^, Francis' : b. in Newton, formerly a part of Fairfield, Conn., 
Aug. 12, 1792 ;'d. in Aurelius, N. Y., Feb. 13, 1879, in the 87th 
year of his age ; m., Aug. 13, 1813, Nancy., dau. of Daniel Foster, 
b. in Pawlct, Vt., May 4, 1795, d. Feb. 25, 1869. Daniel Foster 



76 Hall Genealogy. 

was from Durham, Conn., and afterwards of Newton. Asbury 
Hall removed with his father, in 1808, from Newton to Whitehall, 
Washington Co., N. Y., where he purchased a farm near the village. 
In 1813, he raised a company of " Minute Men " for the defence of 
the northern frontier. In 18 14, he went as captain of a company of 
artillery to resist the British at Plattsburgh. In 1846, he removed 
to Verona, Oneida Co., N. Y., and in 1848, to Aurelius, Cayuga 
Co., N. Y., where he died. While in infancy Asbury was baptized 
by Bishop Seabury at his mother's request, who was a devout church 
woman, and she instructed him in the commandments, and catechism, 
the creed, and the general principles, and doctrines of the Christian 
religion. His mind being thus imbued in early youth, he retained 
an unfaltering faith in them to the end of his life ; and he was 
always regarded by his acquaintances as an honest and upright man. 
He obtained a very good English education in the common schools 
previous to the age of sixteen. In 18 15, he united with his neighors 
in establishing an Union Library Association which furnished sub- 
stantial reading matter to occupy their attention during leisure hours. 
In after years he considered the part he took in establishing this 
library as one of the most useful acts of his life. Mr. Hall was often 
chosen to town offices, but he was never ambitious in that way. 
The sorrow occasioned by the death of his wife, added to the in- 
firmities of old age, made him often express the wish to be relieved 
from bodily suffering and join her in the other world. He died with 
an unfaltering hope of a happy immortality. His remains were 
interred beside those of his wife in the Fort Hill cemetery, at Auburn, 
where they await the resurrection of the dead. Children were : 

I. Benjamin Franklin, b. July 25, 1814 (Family 16). 2. Henry 
Clay, b. July 11, 1820 (Family 17). 3. James Asbury, b. Jan. 12, 
1 731 (Family 18). 

[Family 12.) Russell Hall^, pedigree as above : b. in Newton, 
Conn., June 9, 1794 ; removed with his father, in 1808, to White- 
hall ; m., Jan., 1820, Hannah^ dau. of Daniel Foster. Russell was 
a school teacher and became a farmer. He d. at Whitehall, March 
28, 1862 ; his widow d. Feb. 14, 1872. Children were : 

I. Jacob Lewis, b. March 2, 1821 (Family 19), 2. John Asahel, 
b. Nov. 3, 1824 (Family 20J. 

{Family 13.) Esther Ann Hall^, pedigree as above : b. in 
Newton, Conn., Aug. 21, 1798; she remained with his sister 
Rusha in Newton ; m., about 18 16, Hiram Bailey^ of Newton ; and 
in 1828, removed to Whitehall, N. Y., and afterwards to Coxsakie, 



Halls of Fairfield. jj 

N. Y., where he d. about 1837. She d. in Fonda, N. Y., Aug., 
1866. Children were : 

I. Hoyt Zalmon, b. in Danbury, Conn., July i, 1826 (Family 
21). 2. Egbert, lives in Coxsakie, and is a harness and trunk maker. 
3. Samuel W. (Family 22). 4. Hiram Francis (Family 23). 5. 
Cornelia, m. Charles Fifield, and lives in Manchester, Vt. 6. Laura 
Augusta (Family 24). 
M ' {Family 14.) William Hall^, Lyman^, William^, Joshua"*, Isaac^, 
Isaac% Francis': b. in Newton, Conn., Dec. 27, 1793 ; went with 
his father to Hartfordy Washington county, N. Y., where he resided 
on the homestead, with his son David ; m. yane A. Leonard^ who 
d. Jan. 20, 1862. Children were: 

I. Minerva, b. Aug. 17, 1819; m. Wightman J. Cole, and lived 
in Jersey City, N. J. 2. Delia, b. March 4. 1821 ; m. March, 
1839, Benj. D. Oatman ; she d. 1859. 3- Lyman, b. Jan. 15, 1823 ; 
m. March, 1855, Louisa M. Burch, lives in Hebron, N. Y. 4. 
David, b. Feb. 2, 1831 (Family 25). 5. Jonathan, b. Oct. 11, 1834 ; 
d. unmarried. 
P {Family 15.) Jonathan S. Hall% pedigree as above : b. Feb. 13, 
' 1802 ; m., 1827, Malinda Perry ^ who d. 1870. Residence Hebron, 
N. Y. Children were : 

I. William P., b. Aug. 15, 1834 (Family 26). 2. Solomon B., 
b. Feb. 3, 1837 (Family 27). 3. Duane M., b. June 9, 1838 
(Family 28). 4. Hannah A., b. June 6, 1840 (Family 29). 5. 
Franklin, b. July 28, 1842 ; m. Cynthia Brown. 6. Edward, b. 
Dec. 17, 1843; ^- unmarried. 7. Hiram, b. Jan. 23, 1846; m., 
Feb., 1873, Lucy Gilchrist. 8. Lyman A., b. Dec. 24, 1849. 9. 
Charles, b. June 18, 1857. 

Eighth Generation. 

[Family 16.) Benjamin F. Hall^, Asbury^, Zalmon^, Williams, 
Joshua^, Isaac3, Isaac% Francis' : b. in Whitehall, N. Y., July 23, 
1814; m., 1843, -^^h Farnham^ dau. of John L Hagaman, of the 
county of Seneca, N. Y. During the same year he united with the 
Episcopal church in Auburn, where he continues to reside. Mr. 
Hall commenced the study of law when twenty years of age, in 
Judge John H. Parker's office in Whitehall, having had good ad- 
vantages at school previously. In 1735, he was received into the 
office of Seward & Beardsley, at Auburn, N. Y., and the next year 
became a partner in the firm. In the same year he received the 
honorary degree of A. M. from Geneva college. Two years after- 



78 Hall Genealogy, 

wards he was licensed to practice in the highest courts of the State, 
and in 1840, in the United States Court. Not long afterwards he 
formed a partnership with John P. Hurlbert, of Auburn. In the di- 
vision of professional labor between the partners, Mr. Hall took 
upon himself the equity branch of it, from choice, and made it a 
specialty, and was distinguished for his industry. In 1844, ^^ ^^" 
presented his county in the Legislature, where he introduced a bill 
and ably advocated it, to submit to the people the question of ap- 
pointing a Constitutional Convention which he deemed very essential 
to effect a modification of the courts and to disolve the Court of 
Chancery. To carry this measure was his chief motive for permit- 
ing himself to become a member of Legislature. His object was 
achieved in the convention of 1846. Mr. Hall wrote and published 
several treatises of merit on the inherited and statutory titles to lands. 
In 1850, he was appointed by Pres. Taylor, through Maj. Bliss' in" 
fluence (who was Mr. Hall's old school mate in Whitehall), to super- 
sede Gen. Lewis Cass, as Resident Minister at Rome. And the 
papers were made in readiness, when the president died, and they 
were not delivered to Mr. Hall, by his successor. But President 
Filmore appointed him to a more ardurous if not more honorable 
labor. It was that of collecting and compiling in volumes with 
proper indices the official decisions of the several attorney generals 
of the United States from its foundation. This work Mr. Hall 
performed to the satisfaction of all concerned, and produced the 
results in six large volumes. Attorney General Crittenden reports 
to the president his opinion of the labor of Mr. Hall as follows, " Sir : 
I have carefully examined the six vols, prepared for the press by 
your direction, by my assistant, Mr. Hall, of New York. As many 
of the decisions rescued by him from the ravages of time and moths, 
and put into form were only brief endorsements by their authors. 
Mr. Hall has been obliged many times in the course of his 
labors to put his pen into dead men's hands in order to indict 
traditions worth preserving. He found it necessary not only i 
to supply language when it was wanting, but to frame the 
decisions of Randolph, Bradford, Lee, Lincoln, and Breckenridge, 
almost, if not entirely anew. He has made the text of all the 
decisions intelligible and clear, and prefaced each with a valu- 
able synopsis, which not only required care and attention, but 
also thought and a thorough understanding of the points decided. I 
have only to add that in my opinion the work has been executed 
remarkably well. No one but a lawyer and scholar accustomed to 




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digest in his mind the details of administrative history, and of pubhc 
questions and cases could have executed it at all." Mr. Seward also 
said in the Senate, "In the entire range of my personal acquaintance I 
know of no other man who could have performed that service for 
government as he has performed it. He has wrought a marvel. He has 
revived men and made them speak. He has reduced the misty tradi- 
tions of administration to comprehensible words. He deserves the 
gratitude of the officials in charge of every department of the govern- 

tment." After Mr. Hall's return to Auburn he was elected its mayor ; 
became a director of the Southern Central Railroad Co. ; vestryman in 
St. Peter's church, Auburn ; trustee of a beautiful rural cemetery pro- 
jected by himself on the site of the noted cabin of the famous Indian 
Sachem Logan, on an eminence in the suburbs of Auburn called 
Fort Hill. He wrote a law book on the Land Laws of the Western 

(States, and another on the Jurisprudence of Insanity ; and two histories, 
one, the History of the Colonization of British America, and the other, 
the History of the Republican Party in the United States, which com- 
pleted the number of twelve books, of which he was the author. 
He was also the editor of the Daily Republican 'Journal^ in Auburn, 
styled ''''The Union" during two years preceding the election of 
President Lincoln. The next and most prominent incident in Mr. 
Hall's life was his appointment by President Lincoln in the spring of 
i86i to the office of chief justice of the Supreme Court of Colorado. 
Colorado had been erected into a territory during the winter of i86i, 
through the influence of Stephen A. Douglass, to prevent it from 
falling into the hands of the confederacy, in case of civil war, which 
was expected. Col. William Gilpin of the army was appointed 
governor of the new territory, and was requested to proceed with 
Judge Hall to the place assigned them without delay; they went in 
April; the United States Fort Garland was under the command of 
Maj. Sibley, afterwards Gen. Sibley of the rebel army, and as soon 
as Gov. Gilpin came into the territory, Maj. Sibley passed out of it 
into Texas, with as many officers and soldiers as he could persuade 
to go with him. He recruited in Texas and was in command of an 
army of about 800 men. He sent recruiting officers also into 
Colorado, who secretly, mostly in the night, obtained many enlist- 
ments. Gov. Gilpin being aware of their movements ordered his 
marshal in Denver to construct a strong prison in that city, and then 
obtain a posse of loyal men and imprison the recruiting officer and as 
many of his men as he could find in arms. The marshal succeeded 
in capturing and imprisoning one of the recruiting officers, Capt. Joel 



8o Hall Genealogy, 

McKee and fifty of his men in one night. This raised a great com- 
motion among the secession sympathizing population which were 
very numerous in the city and in the territory. And they formed a 
plan to apply to Judge Hall who was holding a court in the city for 
a habeas corpus, not doubting that it must be granted since Congress 
had not yet suspended that right of the citizens, and as soon as the 
prison door was open to bring any one of the men before the court the 
outside friends would avail themselves of this opportunity to rush 
upon the sheriff and release all the prisoners. But Judge Hall was 
adequate to the occasion \ and decided that as the history of the 
" Habeas corpus act " showed that it was intended to leave its sus- 
pension to the judiciary, as in the application for any other suit at 
law, in case the judge should deem it necessary, as in the case of 
rebellion or invasion, he therefore declined to grant a writ of habeas 
corpus for Joel McKee, this was Oct. 14, 1861. This position 
which Judge Hall took was a surprise to both friend and foe, but 
it saved the territory of Colorado to the Union, and the city of 
Denver from destruction. This position of Judge Hall was vindicated 
at the time in a book written for that purpose by Horace Binney of 
Philadelphia. The day Judge Hall retired from the bench the 
lawyers held a meeting in his court room, and framed an address of 
thanks, containing the following passages, and had it recorded in the 
minutes of the court. " The results of your administration of the law 
here for nearly four years fully vindicate your policy and judgment. 
It devolved upon you when you came here to lay the foundation of 
a future civilization and to erect upon it the edifice of a systematic 
and enlightened judiciary. That you have succeeded in this to a 
remarkable extent, the records of this court attest. You leave behind 
you the evidence of unusual foresight, untiring industry, great legal 
ability, purity of intention and of an inflexible purpose to be faithful to 
your trust." And the Denver Commonwealth said : " Chief Justice 
Hall carries with him the best wishes of the best portion of this com- 
munity to his new field of labor. A few of the lawyers and specu- 
lators complained of some of his early decisions before they under- 
stood his judicial policy. But ever since they comprehended his 
ideas in respect to our lands they have approved it. We think we 
are warranted in stating that at no period of his administration here 
has there been a single voice lifted up against his legal ability, patience, 
patriotism and purity. He has been an industrious, patient, politic, 
able and upright judge. By those whose ante-territorial ranche and 
mining titles have been upheld and confirmed by his decisions as 



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against the rapacity of jumpers and speculators he will long be regarded 
as a public benefactor. In the early part of the year 1864, Judge 
Hall was appointed by President Lincoln, consul to Valparaiso, when 
he resigned his office of chief justice in the expectation of going there. 
But before he was able to find a vessel or steamer which was going 
down to that distant Pacific port in the face of the pirates then 
sweeping the southern seas. President Lincoln was assassinated and 
Secretary Seward and his son Frederick, his assistant, nearly killed, 
and instead of going to that post of duty at all, he, at the request of 
the wounded sesretary, went into the State department a while to 
superintend the bureau having charge of our commercial relations. 
Since 1868, Judge Hall has been a private citizen of Auburn, enjoy- 
ing his books and his family. Judge Hall has very kindly furnished 
nearly all of the material for this line of Halls, and other valuable 
materials for other portions of this book. His children were born in 
Auburn : 

I. Emily, b. June 21, 1844 ; m.. May 31, 1865, John Cunningham 
Hazen, of Ithica ; removed to Elizabeth, N. J. ; children were, 
i. Edith, b. June 27, 1870 ; ii. Edward Hall, b. Sept. 10, 1871. 
2. Henry b. Dec. 6, 1845 '•> ^^ '^ °"^ ^^ ^^ editors of the New 
York Daily Tribune,^ and resides in New York. 3. Mary, b. Aug. 
2, 1847 > "^•' Sept. 29, 1875, Charles Ellis Tafft, of Auburn, and 
had a dau. b. Oct. 14, 1876. 4. Janr.es, b. Sept. 2, 1849; ^^ ^^ 
one of the editors of the Norwich Bulletin ; and resides at Norwich, 
Conn. 5. Elizabeth, b. Feb. 18, 1852 ; m., Dec. 28, 1875, Edward 
Hamilton Burdick, and resides at Syracuse, N. Y. 6. Lucy, b. 
Feb. 21, 1854. 7. Helen, b. Aug. 2, 1855. 8. Nancy, b. Feb. 11, 
1857; d. Oct. I, 1857. 9- Edward Hagaman, b. Nov. 3, 1858. 

10, Abbe Franklin, b. Sept. 30, i860. 11. Sarah, b. Sept. 30, 
1862; d. Sept. 19, 1863. 12. Agnes Cornelia, b. May 3, 1866. 

{Family 17.) Henry Clay Hall^, pedigree as above: b. July 

11, 1820, in Whitehall, N. Y. In 1846, he established a bookstore 
in Auburn, N. Y. In 1849, ^^ went to California, and after residing 
there for a while, he returned to his father's house, then residing in 
Aurelius, Cayuga Co., N. Y. 

[Family 18.) James Asbury Hall^, pedigree as above : b. Jan. 

12, 1831, in Whitehall, N. Y. ; m., Feb. lO, 1852, Mary Jane 
Caldwell^ of Durham ville, Oneida Co., N. Y. He is a farmer and 
resides in Aurelius, N. Y. Children were : 

I. William Asbury, b. June 1 7, 1853 ' he is a physician of Albany 
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82 Hall Genealogy. 

N, Y. 2. Nelson Franklin, b. Sept. 30, 1856. 3. Frederick 
Caldwell, b. June 22, 1858. 

[Family 19.) Jacob Lewis Hall^, Russel^, Zalman^, Williams, 
Joshua-*, Isaac3, Isaac^, Francis': b. in Whitehall, March 2, 1821, 
a deaf mute. He was educated at the institution for the deaf and 
dumb in New York. He resides in Sandy Hill, N. Y. He 
m. Margaret Foster^ of Whitehall, several years ago, but has no 
children. 

{Family 20.) John Asahel Hall^ pedigree as above : b. in White- 
hall, Nov. 3, 1824, also a deaf mute from birth, and was also 
educated in the institution for the deaf and dumb in New York. 
He m., about 1850, Ellen Martin^ also an educated deaf mute. 
Resides Whitehall, N. Y. Children were : 

I. Thomas Russell, b. Dec. 29, 1851. 2. William Franklin, b. 
Oct., 1853. 3- Anna, b. Oct. 19, 1856. 4. Harvey Prindle, b. 
June 20, 1859. 5- Francis Nathan, b. Aug. 31, i86i. 6. Fanny 
Lucretia, twin to Francis N. 

[Family 21.) HoYT Zalmon Bailey^, (Hiram Bailey) Esther 
Hall7, Zalmon*, William^, Joshua^ Isaac^, Isaac^, Francis' : b. in 
Danbury, Conn., July i, 1826 ; m., 1854, Esther Clapp^ of Stuy- 
vesant, N. Y., she d. 1856 ; m., 2d, 1859, Eliza Manton; removed 
to Amsterdam, Montgomery Co., N. Y., where she d. i860, s. p. ; 
m., 3d, 1862, Eliza Peck^ b. in Rensselaer, Albany Co., N. Y., 
1836. Mr. Bailey is a merchant taylor and resides at Amsterdam, 
N. Y. Children were : 

I. Gilbert Edward, d. 1856. 2. Clara E., b. July 30, 1863 ; d. 
Aug. 30, 1863. 3. Evalena, b. July 21, 1864. 4. Edward H., b. 
Feb. 28, 1866 ; d. Jan. 17, 1872. 5. Laura M., b. Jan. 26, 1868 ; 
d. June 21, 1871. 6. Harry M., b. July 21, 1872. 

[Family 22.) Samuel W. Bailey^, pedigree as above : m. Phebe 
. Resides at Fairhaven, Vt. He is a banker. Children were : 

I. Joseph Sheldon, b. at Whitehall, N. Y., March 16, 1863. 2. 
Clayton Joyce, b. at Whitehall, N. Y., Nov. 17, 1764. 3. Mary 
E., b. at Fairhaven, Oct. 27, 1866. 

[Family 23.) Hiram F. Bailey^, pedigree as last given : m. 

Martha . Resides at Amsterdam, N. Y. He is a manufacturer 

of knitted goods. Children were : 

I. Franklin W., b. April 12, 1856; d. Nov. 24, 1858. 2. 
Frederic D., b. Dec. 10, 1859. 3- Herbert E., b. Feb. 4, 1861. 4. 
Lizzie W., b. April 5, 1864. 5. Laura F., b. Jan. 25, 1869. 

[Family 24.) Laura A. Bailey^, pedigree as last given : m.. 



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Sept. 5, 1847, Henry Clark. Resides at Amsterdam, N. Y. Children 
were : 

I. Cornelia A., b. Dec. i, 1850. 2. iVlartha C, b. Sept. 6, 1853. 
3. Laura Frances, b. Nov. 23, 1856 ; d. several years ago. 

[Family 25.) David Hall^, William^, Lyman^, Williams, 
Joshua-*, Isaac3, Isaac% Francis' : b. in Hartford, Washington Co., 
N. Y., Feb. 2, 1831, where he still resides ; m., ist, Jane Washburn ; 
m., 2d, Mary E. Martin.^ by whom he had children : 

I. Lilly J., b. Nov., 1861. 2. David, b. Dec, 1862. 3. William, 
b. Oct., 1868. 

[Family lb.) William P. Hall^, Jonathan S.7, Lyman^, Williams, 
Joshua"*, Isaac3, Isaac^, Francis' : b. Aug. 15, 1834 ; resides in Heb- 
ron, Washington Co., N. Y. ; m., ist, Dec, 1861, Sarah Larkham.^ 
she d. in Aug., 1863, s. p. ; m., 2d, 1864, her sister, Lucinda.^ by 
whom he had children : 

I. Sarah J., b. Jan., 1869. 2. John H., b. Sept., 1870. 3. 
Minnie, b. in 1875. 

[Family 27.) Solomon B. Hall^, pedigree as above : b. Feb. 3, 

1837 ; resides in Hebron, N. Y. ; m., i860, Mary Hardin. Children 
were : 

I. Duane, b. 1863. 2. George, b. 1873. 

[Family 28.) Duane M. Hall^, pedigree as above : b. June 9, 

1838 ; resides in Hebron, N. Y. ; m., Nov., 1865, Harriet Wright. 
Children were : 

I. George, b. 1868. 2. Burt, b. 1874. 

[Family 29.) Hannah A. Hall^, pedigree as above : b. June 6, 
1840 ; m., Dec, i860, George D. Larkham.^ and had children : 

I. Delia, b. May, 1862. 2. George, b. July, 1865. 3. Ada, b. 
Oct., 1875. 

Elnathan Hall with Jonathan, Joshua, Joshua, Jr., Eliakim, Isaac, 
and Seth Hall, were proprietors and claimants of sundry townships in 
Vermont, granted by Gov. Wentworth, and they petitioned the king 
for confirmation of the same. John B. Hall, of Fairfield, Conn., 
owned a mill in 1792, in Winchester, and lived there several years. 

Addition to the Halls of Fairfield. 

[From Geo. E. Hall, of Cleveland, Ohio.] 

It appears from the Genealogical Dictionary of the Pioneers of 
New England, that Francis Hall, the emigrant, and his son Samuel 
took the oath of fidelity in New Haven in 1657, and that his son 



84 Hall Genealogy. 

Isaac took the same oath there in 1659. He lived both before 
and afterwards in Stratford, and how much time he lived in New 
Haven is uncertain, perhaps it is not certain that he ever lived in 
Fairfield, although he had large estates in that town. 

His son Dr. Isaac Hall received, in 1697, a grant of 150 acres of 
land, to be located in Fairfield, on account of services in the war ; 
this grant was located by his sons after liis decease, at a place called 
Chestnut ridge, near the upper end of Fairfield township, and near 
the road to Danbury. Isaac settled upon his share where he died. 
Francis and John sold out to Moses Knapp, in 1722, who settled 
upon it. 

Children of Dr. Isaac, to whom he gives by will in 17 14, were : 

I. Francis. 2. Isaac. 3. John. 4. Jonathan. 

Samuel Hall% Francis', was probably older than his brother 
Isaac. He resided in Stratford, where his name is on the property 
record from 1674 to 16H7 ; he probably lived also for some time in 

Fairfield ; he died 1694, and gave by will to his widow , and 

sons Samuel and Isaac. 

Saiviuel3, Samuel% Francis', was of Stratford in 1755, and of 
Fairfield 1764, where he died ; gave by will to his widow Rebecca.^ 
and children Nathaniel, David, Sarah, Mabel, Rebecca, Ebenezer, 
and Abbott. David of Fairfield deeded to his brother Abbott of 
Stratford in 1752; had a daughter baptized 1 760, Maritia. Ebenezer 
son of Samuel^ died Jan., 1799, gave to children Seth, Esther, 
Daniel, Esther, and Mary m. Isaac Silliman, ancestor of Prof. 
Silliman of Yale College. 

Francis Hall^, Isaac% Francis', estate settled in Stratford, June 
16, 1758 ; children Richard and Rebecca. Children of Richard were 
James, Eleazer, Margaret, Molly, Hannah and Lois. 

John Hall^, Isaac^, Francis', estate settled in Stratford, 1750 ; 
widow Abigail. Children Elnathan, John, Jabez. Abigail m, Ezra 
Hawley, and perhaps Francis and Zacheriah. 

Jonathan^, Isaac^, Francis', of Stratford, estate distributed 1723, 
to Ichabod and Jonathan ; in 1793, Ichabod wills to son William. 

Jabez Hall'*, Johns, Isaac^, Francis', was church collector of 
New Fairfield, in 1775, and was a deacon in the church in 1762. 
Children of Jabez Hall : 

I. Ezra, Capt., Feb. 14, 1762. 2. Abigail, bapt. May 13, 1764. 

Other baptisms in New Fairfield : 

Martha, dau. of David Hall, Dec. 28, 1760. 

Martha Lewis, dau. of Seth Hall, June 18, 1769. 



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Elisha Dibble, son of Seth Hall, June 28, 1772. 

Thomas Brush, son of Lewis Hall, Dec. 3, 1770. 

Elnathan Hall-*, John^, Isaac'', Francis': His name is on 
Stratford records often from 1736 to 174B ; he was established en- 
sign of the South company of New Fairfield, in May, 1752, and be- 
came a captain ; he m. Hannah Bishops b. Jan. 10, 171 8, who in 
1779, was Hannah Benedict, and died Feb, 10, 1809, ae. 91. Children 
were : 

I. Hannah, b. Oct. 17, 1749, d. May 24, 1754. 2. Martha, 
b. Sept. 13, 1751 ; d. April 2, 1839. 3. Talmage, b. Jan. 24, 
1754. 4. Hannah, b. Nov. 8, 1756; d. Dec. 5, 1822. 5. Mary, 
b. Feb. 15, 1 759, bapt. in New Fairfield, Feb. 18, 1759 ; d. Oct. 
II, 1813. 6. John Bishop, b. May 19, 1761 ; bapt. in New Fair- 
field, June 14, 1761. 7 Terza, bapt. Dec. 3, 1769. 

Sarah late wife of John Hopkins, and former wife of Elnathan 
Lewis Hall, died Nov. 7, 1826, ae. 87. Mr. Hall was grandfather 
to Mrs. Isaac Knapp. 

John Bishop Hall^, Elnathan'*, John^, Isaac*, Francis' : b. May 
19, I 761, and lived in New Fairfield, Conn. Removed to Durham, 
Green Co., N. Y., about 1794, wheh he was received by letter into 
the church of Christ in Durham. He removed again in 1810 to 
Homer, Cortland Co., N. Y., and received his letters of dismission 
from the church in April, 1810. He died Dec. 20, 1834, ae. 73. 
His wife A'as Hannah Brush. He was a soldier in the revolutionary 
war. Children were : 

I. Martha ; 2. James, both bapt. at New Fairfield, June 25, 
1787. 3. Talmage, bapt. May 16, 1790. 4. Levi, bapt. April 
10, 1791, at New Fairfield, Conn. 5. Lavina. 6. Hannah, bap. 
at Durham, N. Y., Sept. 22, 1794. 7. Abigail, bap. at Durham, 
July 8, 1796. They all died in Homer, except James, leaving no 
children. 

James Hall*, John B.s, Elnathan-*, John3, Isaac*, Francis' : b. 
March 29, 1785; m., Jan. 29, 1811, Sophronia., dau. of David 
Merwin, of Durham, N. Y., she d. in Oberlin, Ohio, Dec. 17, 
1861, ae. 70 years. James Hall studied medicine in New York city 
and practiced it in New Jersey abont 15 years, when in 1827 o"" ^ 
he removed to Ohio and d. in Oberlin, June 6, 1849, ae. 64. They 
had twelve children, two of whom d. in infancy. The others were: 

I. Nancy Lavina, b. March i, 1813 ■, m. at Oberlin, Nov. 10, 
1850, Daniel Belden, of Belden, Ohio, and d. Nov. 26, 1869, 
leaving no children. 2. James Merwin, b. Oct. 5, 1814; m., Dec, 



86 Hall Genealogy. 

I, 1842, Mary J. Parker, at Charlestown, Ohio, and d. in Oberlin, 
March 31, 1862; children were, i. Sophronia, m. Rev. Oleson, 
who was sent by the A. B. C. F. M., to take care of the college at 
Hilo, Sandwich Islands, where she d. March 23, 1881, leaving three 
children ; ii. Eldon ; iii. Leonard. 3. David Eldon, b. Nov. 28, 
1816; m., 1855, Louise Tucker, of N. H., and d. in Cleveland, 
Ohio, Sept. 25, 1877, leaving dau. Elizabeth Louise. 4. Jacob 
Ayers, b. Aug. 10, 1819; m., in Oberlin, about 1872, Ann Eliza, 
dau. of L. M. Hall a descendant of the Halls of New Salem, N. J. ; 
removed to Carpenteria, Cal. ; children were, i, Harold Lewis ; ii. 
Gertrude Irene ; iii. Carrie M.jiv. Florence j v. Charles Clement. 

5. John Bishop, b. June 26, 1821 •, m , Mrs. Salina Hall, of Brook- 
lyn, N. Y., has one son John Bishop ; residence Philadelphia, Pa. 

6. Caroline Irene, b. Sept. 13, 1823 ' "^ ' ^'^ ^^"^ home in Oberlin, 
Oct. 23, 1849, Rev. Samuel D. Smith, and d. in Lyme, Ohio, Sept. 
28, 1864, leaving children, i. Carrie Pauline ; ii Arthur Hall. 7. 
George Everlyn, b. Sept. 2, 1824; m., Julia B. Thompson at her 
father's house in Revena, Ohio, Sept. 3, 1861 ; residence Cleveland, 
Ohio, and it is from him that I have received the materials for this 
addition to the Halls of Fairfield, and other information ; his 
children are, i. Julia; ii. Edith ; iii. Helen Irene; iv. EdnaAdelia; 
V. Mary Pauline. 6. Sophronia M., b. June 28, 1830 ; residence 
Cleveland, O. 7. Mary Elizabeth, b. April 3, 1834 ; d. in Oberlin, 
June 20, 1861. 8. Adelia Anna, b. April 17, 1839'; residence 
Cleveland. 

The following are the names of some of the descendants of Francis 
Hall, not otherwise mentioned, William Hall of the Atlantic Hotel, 
Bridgport, Conn., who has sent information to Geo. E. Hall, of Cleve- 
land. His grandfather was brother to Seth, son of Ebenezer, son of 
Samuel, d. 1767, son of Samuel, d. 1742, son of David. William 
has a brother James M. Hall, in the ticket department of the Toledo 
R. R., at Toledo, Ohio, and a nephew Francis Hall in the ticket 
department of Lake Shore R. R., at Cleveland, and Philander D. 
Hall an old merchant of Akron, Ohio. 



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HALLS OF WALLINGFORD, CONN. 

[Are mostly compiled from the History of Wallingford.] 

The emigrant was 

[Family i.) John Hall': b. about 1605 ; d. in the early part of 
1676, ae. 71 years ; he made an oral will ; m. yean or yane Woolen. 
She had lived with William Wilkes in Boston, and probably came 
over with him, as he paid her fare and gave her £3 a year for her 
services in his family for five years, also promised her £10 as a gift 
when she should marry; but this he did not do, and Mr. Hall ob- 
tained it from his estate by litigation, an account of which is found 
on the records ot New Haven, in which she is called good wife 
Hall. Mr. Wilkes was in Boston in 1633, and removed with 
his family to New Haven with the first settlers in 1639. John 
Hall may also have come from Boston. His autograph signature is 
found on the Colonial Records of New Haven (page 4) in 1639. 
His name appears often on those records, mostly in reference to sev- 
eral pieces of land. He was freed from training in 1665, being then 
in his 60th year of age. Three or four of his sons joined a com- 
pany and settled Wallingford in 1670. And the father went with 
them at that time or soon after. He was selectman in 1675. Few 
families have been more respectable than the descendants of John 
and Jean (Woolen) Hall. Her connections in England have a coat 
of arms. The names of their children were .• 

I, John, baptised August 9, 1646 (Family 2). 2. Sarah, bap- 
tised August 9, 1646 ; m., December, 1664, Wingle Johnson. 
3. Richard, b. July 11, 1645 (Family 3). 4. Samuel, b. May 21, 
1646 (Family 4). 5. Daniel, b. about 1647 o'' ^ (Family 5). 6. 
Thomas, b. March 25, 1649 (Family 6j. 7. Jonathan, b. April 5, 
1651 (Family 7). 8. David, b. March 17, 1852 (Family 8). 

Among the original proprietors of Wallingford were John Hall, 
David Hall and Doctor Hall. This Doctor Hall was probably Isaac 
the son of Francis Hall, of Fairfield, who resided some time in New 
Haven, but did not settle in Wallingford. 

Among those who signed the covenant of the first planters, Nov. 



88 Hall Genealogy. 

31, 1669, and then proceeded to locite a place for the village, were 
Thomas Hall, Samuel Hall and John Hall. 

After the village was settled certain wood and meadow lands were 
assigned to each of the 36 families, among whom were those of 
Samuel Hall, John Hall and Thomas Hall. 

At a meeting held Feb. 15; 1675, a committee was appointed to 
secure the organization of a church. Among the names were John 
Hall, Sen , and John Hall, Jr. 

The town of Wallingford appointed, April 4, 1689, ^ committee 
of five to make out a call upon Rev. Mr. Whittelsey to come and 
settle as pastor, among the names were John Hall, Sen., Samuel 
Hall and John Hall. The committee offer to purchase an acre and 
a half of Deac. John Hall's home lot for Mr Whittelsey to 
build upon. 

In 1689 the head of the plain, now Meriden, was laid out for a 
village 80 rods long, and building lots staked out ; these lots were 
drawn' by rafHe, one by each planter in Wallingford ; among the 
names were those of Thomas Hall, Samuel Hall, John Hall, Sen., 
and David Hall. 

In 1679 the town of Wallingford granted to David Hall, Thomas 
Hall and others, three acres each, lying on the east side of the 
meadow and swamp, called Dog's Misery. In 1707 the town chose 
David Hall and two others a committee to see that the misery high- 
way was not pinched of the 20 rods in any place, from the town to 
misery. 

In 1696, a protest was signed disapproving of making expense for 
the town in settling a dispute between Yale and Royce about a 
watering place, among the signers were Jonn Hall, Jr., David Hall, 
Thomas Hall, Sen, ; but lieutenant, Samuel Hall, dissented. 

{Family 2.) John Hall^, John' : b. probably in 1641 ; d. Sept. 
2, 1721, ae. 86, probably 80; m., Dec. 6, 1666, Mary^ dau. of 
Edward Parker, of New Haven, she d, Sept. 22, 1725 John Hall 
became the first deacon of the church of Wallingford ; was select- 
man in 1675 ; and was deputy to General Court held in Hartford, 
1687 ; one of his descendants. Rev. Aaron Hall, minister of Keene, 
N. H., had a silver spoon marked " John and Mary Hall," Children 
were : 

I. Elizabeth, b. Aug. 11, 1670, in New Haven. 2. Daniel, b. 
July 26, 1672 (Family 9). 3. Mary, b. June 23, 1675. 4. Na- 
thaniel, b, Feb. 8, 1677 (Family 10). 5, John, b, March 14, 1681 



Halls of Walling ford, 89 

(Family 11). 6. Lydia, b. Jan. 22, 1683. 7. Samuel, b. Dec. 24, 
1686 ; d. Nov. I, 1689. 8. Esther, b. Aug. 30, 1693. 9. Caleb, 
b. Sept. 14, 1697. 

{Family 3.) Richard% John" : b. in New Haven, July ii, 1645; 
m. Hannah , and died in New Haven, 1726. Children were : 

I. Samuel, b. Aug. 2, 1700 ; m. Hannah Brown. 2. Hannah, 
b. Jan. 31, 1702. 3. Mary, b. March 19, 1712; d. before 1726. 

4. John, b. Jan. 17, 1714 ; m. Abiah Macomber. 5. Jonathan, 
grad. at Yale College, 1735. 

{Family 4.) Samuel Hall^, John' : b. in New Haven, May 21, 
1647 or 8; d. in Wallingford, March 5, 1725, ae. 77 years; m., 
May, 1668, Hannah^ dau. of John Walker; she d. Dec. 20, 1728, 
and was probably b. Sept. 26, 1646. Removed to Wallingford in 
1670 ; he became a deacon of the church. Children were: 

I. John, b. Dec. 23, 1670 (Family 12). 2. Hannah, b. March 
II, 1673; m. Ebenezer Doolittle. 3. Sarah, b. June 20, 1677; 
d. March 18, J 712. 4. Samuel, b. Dec. 10, 1680 (Family 13). 

5. Theophilus, b. Feb. 5, 1686. 6. Elizabeth, b. March 6, 1690 ; 
m. John Moss. 

{Family 5.) Daniel Hall^ John' : b. about 1647 ; d. in Barbadoes, 
W. I., 1675 ; m., Nov. 16, 1670, Mary^ dau. of Henry Rutherford, 
of New Haven ; she m., 2d, Aug. 23, 1681, John Prout. Mr. Hall 
was a merchant of New Haven. Childien were : 

I. Daniel, b. Aug. 9, 1672; d. Jan. 13, 1673. 2. Daniel, b. 
June 4, 1671. 3. Rutherford, b. April 21, 1675. 

{Family 6.) Thomas Hall^, John' : b. in New Haven, March 
25, 1649 ; d. in Wallingford, Sept. 17, 1731, ae. 82 years ; m., 

June 5, 1675, Grace , d. May, i, 1731. This was the first 

marriage in Wallingford. Children were : * 

I. Abigail, b. Jan. 7, 1674; m. John Tyler. 2. Thomas, b. 
July 17, 1676 (Family 14). 3. Mary, b. Nov. 22, 1677. 4. 
Jonathan, b. July 25, 1679 (Family 15). 5. Joseph, b. July 8, 
1681 (Family 16). 6. Esther, b. Feb. 23, 1682; m. Benoni 
Atkins. 7. Benjamin, b. April 19, 1684. 8. Peter, b. Dec. 28, 
1686. 9. Daniel, b. Jan. 27, 1689 (Family 17). lO. Rebecca, b. 
Jan. 6, 1691 ; m. Daniel Holt, b. 1689. 11. Israel, b. Oct. 8, 
1696 (Family 18). 

{Family"].) Jonathan Hall'', John': b. in New Haven. He 
*■' exchanged accommodations in New Haven in 1677, for those of 
John Stevens in New London ; Jonathan Hall, of Seabrook, was 



90 Hall Genealogy. 

fined 40X, for setting sail on the Sabbath, July 27, 1690. (For this 
family see Savage Dictionary, vol. 2, page 336.) 

{Family 8.) David Hall% John' : b. March 18, 1652 ; d. July 7, 
1727 ; ae. 76 years; he resided in Wallingford; m., Dec. 24, 1676, 
Sarah Rockwell^ she d. Nov. 3, 1732. Children were .• 

I. John, b. May 9, 1678. 2. Thankful, b. Dec. 29, 1679. 3. 
Sarah, b. Dec. 28, 1681 ; m. Nathaniel Curtis. 4.. Ruth, b. Nov. 
10, 1685. 5- Jerusha, b. Oct. 28, 1687 '■> "^•5 O^'^- ^°' ^7°^' John 
Mattoon. 6. Mabel, b. Aug. 15,1691. 7. Daniel, b. Dec. 1,1693. 

Third Generation. 

[Family 9.) Daniel Hall^, John% John': b. July 26, 1672; m., 
March 15, 1693, Thankful Lyman. Residence Wallingford. Chil- 
dren were : 

I. Daniel, b. Jan. 4, 1693 ' ^- ^- Daniel, b. Feb. 19, 1695 ; d 
1727. 3. Samuel, b Nov. 5, 1697. 4. Silence, b. Oct. 6, 1699 
5. Preserved, b. Jan. 15, 1700. 6. Sarah,' b. June 21, 1703. 7 
Benjamin, b. Dec. 17, 1704. 8. Jacob, b. 1705 (Family 19) 
9. David, b. Oct. 16, 1706 (Family 20). 10 Abraham, b. Feb. 5 
1709 (Family 21). 

{Family 10.) Nathan Hall3, John% John' : b. Feb. 8, 1677; 
residence Wallingford ; d. Aug. 16, 1757; m., 1699, EUxabeth 
Curtiss, she d. Sept. 30, 1735; m., 2d, Sept. 15, 1736, Lydia John- 
son. Children were : 

I. Amos, b. Jan. 24, 1700 (Family 22). 2. Margaretta, b. Dec. 
21, 1701 ; d. Oct. 30, 1707. 3. Caleb, b. Jan. 5, 1703 (Family 
23). 4. Moses, b. June 6, 1706 (P'amily 24). 5. Mary. b. Oct. 30, 
1707. 6. Nathaniel, b. April 17, 171 1 ; d. Dec. 18, 1727. 7. 
James, b. April 23, 1713 (Family 25). 8. Elizabeth, b. Sept. 22, 
1715. 9. Desire, b. June 19, 1719. 10. Harmon, b. Oct. 17, 
1720. 

{Family 11.) John Hall3, John% John' : b. March 14, 1681, 
residence Wallingford ; d. April 27, 1766, ae. 85 years ; m , June 
28, 1707, Elizaheth Royce ; d. Sept. 2, 1755, ae. 66 years. Chil- 
dren were : 

I. Isaac, b. July 22, 1709. The family given to him in the his- 
tory of Wallingford is the same as that it gives to Dr. Isaac Hall 
(Family 47). 2. Peter, twin to Isaac (Family 27). 3. John, b. 
Dec. 28, 1712 (Family 28). 4. Abel (Family 29). 5. Asahel, b. 
Jan. 19, 17 1 7 (Family 30). 6. Royce, b. Dec. 26, 1718 : graduated 



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at Yale Col. 1735; d. May 29, 1752. 7. Abigail, b. March 7, 
1723. 8. Elizabeth, b. July 9, 1725. 9. Benjamin, b. April 4, 
1728 (Family 31). 10. Elisha, b, Sept. 15, 1730 (Family 32). 11. 
Sarah, b. Aug. 25. 1732. 

[Family 12.) John Hall3. Samuel*, Johnh b. Dec. 23, 1670 ; d. 
April 29, 1730, ae. 60 years. His funeral sermon, preached by 
Rev. Mr. Whittelsey, was printed; m., about 1691, Mary Lyman 
shed. Oct. 16, 1740. Perhaps this John was the Representative 
and was called Hon. John Hall. Children were : 

I. John, b. Sept. 15, 1692 or 3 (Family 33). 2. Esther, b. Aug. 
30, 1694. 3. Samuel, b. Oct. 4, 1695 (Family 34.) 4. Caleb, b. 
Sept. 14, 1697 (Family 35). 5. Eunice, b. March 7, 1700. 6. 
Benjamin, b. Aug. 28, 1702; d. in infancy. 7. Benjamin, b. Dec. 
17, 1704 (Family 36). 8. Sarah, b. April 15, 1706. 9. Eliakim, 
b. Aug. 9, 171 1 (Family 37). 10. Elihu, b. Feb. 17, 1714 (Family 
38). 1 1. Nancy. 

[Family 13.) Samuel Hall^, Samuel^, John': b. Dec. 10, 1680 ; 
residence Wallingford ; d. June 15, 1770, ae. 90 years; m., ist, 
Love^ dau. of Nathaniel and Esther Royce ; m. 2d, Bridget. Children 
were : 

I. Theophilus, b. April i, 1707 (Family 39). 2. Samuel, b. 
June 8, 1709 (Family 40). 3. Hannah, b. July 15, 171 1. 4. 
Sarah, b. Dec. 6, 1713. 5. Mehitable, b. April 5, 1716. 6. 
Esther, b. Nov. 17, 1719. 

[Family 14.) Thomas Hall^, Thomas^, John': b. July 17, 
1676; d. Aug. 27, 1 741 ; m., April 26, 1710, Abigail^ dau. of 
John Atwater, residence Wallingford. Children were : 

I. Thomas, b. March 10, 1712 (Family 41). 2. Phineas, b. 
April 12, 1715 (Family 42). 3 Abigail, b. April 12, 1719; d. 
Jan. 12, 1735. 4. Joshua, b. May 23, 1822 (Family 43). 

[Family 15.) Jonathan Hall', Thomas^ John': b. July 25, 
1679; d. Jan. 15, 1760, ae. 80 years; m.. May 12, 1703, Dinah 
Andrews^ b. 1684, d. 1763 ; residence Wallingford. Children were : 

I. David, b. Oct. 16, 1705 (Family 44). 2. Jonathan, b. Jan. 
13, 1708 (Family 45). 3. Joseph, b. May 31, 1710 (Family 46). 
4. Anna, b. Jan. 18, 1713. 5- Isaac, b. July 11, 1714 (Family 
47). 6. Phebe, b. Feb. 12, 1717 ; d. May 14, 1735. 7. Ezekiel, 
b. May 13, 1 7 19 (Family 48). 8. Thankful, b. Sept. 20, 1722. 
9. Benjamin, b. Oct. 20, 1726 (Family 49). 10. Temperance, b. 
April 16, 1727. 



92 Hall Genealogy. 

{Family 16.) Joseph Hall^, Thomas% John': b. July 8, 1681 ; 
d. Nov. 3, 1748-, m., Nov. 13, 1706, Bertha Terrel.^ d. Dec. 28, 
1753 ; residence Wallingford. Children were : 

I. Temperance, b. July 15, 1714-, d. Dec. 7, 1716. 2. Joseph, 
b. Sept. 23, 1 718; d. Sept. 6, 1737. 3- Ephraim, b. April 25, 

1723 (Family 50). 

{Family 17.) Daniel Hall3, Thomas% John' : b. Jan. 27, 1689 ; 
residence Wallingford; m., April 20, 1721, Martha^ dau. of 
Samuel Doolittle, b. April 6, 1698, Children were : 

I. Abraham, b. Jan. 27, 1722 (Family 51). 2. John, b. Jan. 29, 

1724 (Family 52). 3. Hannah, b. Sept. 11, 1725; m. Benajah 
Tyler. 4. Daniel, b. June 1,1727, settled in Meriden. 5. Martha, 
b. June 14, 1729. 6. Samuel, b. May 5, 1731 (Family 53). 7. 
Mary b. Sept. 7, 1733. 8.- Aoigail, b. April 27, 1739. 

{Family 18.) Israel Hall3, Thomas^, John': b. Oct. 8, 1696; 
residence Wallingford ; m., April 10, 172 1, Abigail Powell. Children 
were : 

I. Sarah, b. March 14, 1722. 2. Israel, twin to Sarah. 3. Enos, 
b. March 30, 1726. 4. Israel, b. Oct. 22, 1728 5. Abigail, b. 
March 22. 1731 ; d. Aug. 5, 1743. 6. Jotham. b. Feb. 6, 1737. 
7. Abigail, b. July 5, 1744. 8. Mary, b. June 23, 1749. 9. 
Eunice, b. Feb. 6, 1751. 

Fourth Generation. 

{Family 19.) Jacob Hall-*, Daniel^, John% John' : b. 1705 ; re- 
sidence Wallingford ; m., Dec. 21, 1726, Elizabeih Royce. Children 
were : 

I. Pbebe, b. Dec. 26, 1727. 2. Mindwell, b. May 21, 1730. 
3. Jacob, b. July 20, 1731. 4. Giles, b. June 7,1732. 5. Lydia, 
b. April 20, 1736. 6. Daniel, b. July 21, 1738. 7. Daniel, b, 
Nov. 17, 1740 (Family 54). 8. Thankful, b. July 29, 1744. 9. 
Lois, b. Nov. 5, 1746. 

{Family 21.) Abraham Hall'*, Daniel^, John^, John' : b. Feb. 
1709 j d. Sept. 16, 1761, ae. 53 years. Residence Wallingford. 
Probably m.. May 5, 1741, Sarah., dau. of Ebenezer and Hannah 
(Hall) Doolittle, b. 1704, d. March 4, 1781, ae 77. He had the 
care of his brother Preserved. Children were : 

I. Eldad, b. Feb. 4, 1742. 2. IVIedad, b. July 26, 1745. 3. 
Bildad, b. Sept. 3, 1747. 4. Isaac, b. July 26, 1749.' 5. Isaac, b, 
Aug. II, 17S3. 



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Halls of Wallingford. 93 

[Family 22.) Amos Hall-*, Nathaniels, John% John' : b. Jan. 24, 
1700; d. Nov. 30, 17525 m., June 8, 1720, Ruth Royce^ d, Nov. 
2, 1775, as. 75. Residence Wallingford. Children vi^ere : 

I. Reuben, b. Dec. 20, 1721 (Family 55). 2. Amos, b. Sept. 9, 
1722 (Family 56). 3. Eunice, b. Aug. 21, 1724; m. Abner At- 
wood. 4. Lois, b. Oct. 26, 1727 ; m. Caleb Culver. 5. Moses, 
b. Aug. 25, 1735 (Family 57). 

{Family 23.) Caleb Hall-*, Nathaniel^, John% John' : b. Jan. 3, 
1703; d. May 11, 1766; m. Estaer Umberfield. Residence Wal- 
lingford. Children were : 

I. Margaret, b. March 28, 1727; d. Nov. 14, 1749. 2. Esther, 
b. April 24, 1729 ; m. Ichabod Lew^is. 3. Nathaniel, b. April 8, 
1732 i m. Lydia -, d. Jan. 15, 1760, and had Lurena b. Feb. 21, 1859. 

4. Caleb, b. Sept. 12, 1734; had Susanna, b, Feb. 8, 1759. 

5. Moses, b. May 13, 1736. 6. Lydia, b. July 9, 1733. 7. 
Desire, b. June 20, 1740 ; m. Moses Holt. 8. Sarah, b. April 10, 
1742 ; m. Noah Todd, 9. Margaret, b. Aug. 31, 1744. 10. Titus, 
b. Aug. 16, 1746 (Family 58). 11. Rhoda, b. June r5, 1748; d. 
Oct. 10, 17-. 12. Jonah, b. Feb. 23, 1750. 13. Rhoda, b. July 4, 
1753. 14. Lucretia, b. Feb. 16, 1757. 

{Family 24.) MosES Hall"*, Nathaniels, John% John' : b. June 6, 
1706; d. Feb. 15,1765; m., ist, Dec. 21, 1726, Elizabeth How ^ 

m. 2d, Phebe ; had no children. He gave his property to his 

brothers, Caleb and Harmon, and his cousins, Amos, Moses and 
Miles. 

[Family 2^.) James Hall'*, Nathaniels, John% John': b. Aug. 
23, 1713; ni., Sept. 15, 1735, Hannah Cook. Residence Walling- 
ford. Children were : 

I. Miles, b. Oct. 17, 1736 (Family 59). 2. Bethia, b. April 13, 1740. 
3. Phebe, b. Nov. 16, 1741. 4. James, b. July 22, 1743. 5. 
Olive, b. May 20, 1745. 

[Family 7. J.) Peter Hall"*, Johns, John% John': b. July 22, 
1709, twin to Isaac; d. Sept. 25, 1798; m., Oct. 19, 1732, ^^- 
becca Bartholomew. He was a deacon in the church of Wallingford. 
Children were : 

I. Susanna, b. Feb. 26, 1734. 2. Hiel, b. May 6, 1735 (Family 
62). 3. Abigail, b. May 15, 1737- 4. Rebecca, b. July 3, 1740. 
5, Eunice, b. Nov. 8, 1742. 6. Josiah, b. July 3, 1743 or 4. 7. 
Peter, b. June 7, 1748 (Family 63). 8. Andrew, b. Sept. 16, 1750 
(Family 64). 9. Anna, b. March 30, 1753. 10. Kezi^h, b. June 
^^•> 1755- ^i- Lois, b. Sept. 25, 1757. 



94 Hall Genealogy. 

{Family 28.) John Hall^, Johns, John% John^ : b. Dec. 28, 
171 2 ; d. May 13, 1795 ; m., June 11, 1739, Abigail Russel ; had the 
title Esq. Children were : 

I. Elias, b March 10, 1740 (Pamily 65). 2. Jared, b. July 19, 
1741 (Family ). 3. Abigail, b. Oct. 16, 1743. 4. John, b. Dec. 
6, 1744; m. Lucy, and had Millicent, 1768. 5. Elizabeth, b. 
Sept. 28, 1745. 6. William, b. June 15, 1747 (Family 66). 7. 
Mary, b. Jan. 23, 1749. 8. Eunice, b. July 6, 1751; m. April 28, 
1791, Rev. John Foot, 2d wife, d. Jan. 31, 1817. 9. Anna C, 
b. Aug. 15, 1755 (Family 67). 10. Benjamin, b. July 2, 1757. 
II. . 

[Family 29.) Abel Hall-*, John3, John% John': m., May 12, 
1743, Ruth "Johnson. Children were : 

I. Elizabeth, b. Feb. 12, 1744. 2. Abel, b. Oct. 12, 1745; m., 
Jan. 3, 1771, Ruth Morse, and had Esther. 3. Ruth, b. Oct. 19, 

1748. 4. Rice, b. May 28, 1750. 5. John, b. Dec. 23, 1751 ; 
m. Hannah Atwater. 6. Lucy, b. Oct. 3, 1753. 7. Esther, b. 
July 10, 1754. 8. Hezekiah, b. April 20, 1757 ; m. Susanna, and 
had Charity, b. Oct. 3, 1784 ; Isaac, b. Aug. 21, 1786. 9. Simon, 
b. Oct. 6, 1759. 10. Daniel Johnson, b. July 4, 1761. 11. Mary, 
b. July 17, 1764. 

[Family 30.) Asahel Hall*, John^, John% John': b. June 19, 
1717 ; d. Nov. II, 1795 ; m. July 29, 17 — , Sarah Goldsmith, d. 
Feb. 25, 1784. Children were : 

I. Catharine, b. Aug. 6, 1739. 2. Joel, b. May 21, 1741 (Family 
68). 3. Sarah, b. March 5, 1743 ; d. Dec. 25, 1747. 4. Asahel, 
b. March 15, 1745 ; d. April 20, 1745. 5. Jerusha, b. Aug. 31, 
1746 ; d. March 10, 1752. 6. Sarah, b. June 9, 1748 ; d. Feb. 5, 

1749. 7. Asahel, b. July 16, 1750 ; d. March 4, 1752. 8. Mehi- 
table, b. March 13, 1753. 9, Aaron, b. July 28, 1755 ; d. Oct. 6, 
1759. 10. Charles, b. Nov. 12, 1757 (Family 69). 11. Ashel, b. 
Jan. 14, 1759 (Family 70). 12. Aaron, b. Nov. 4, 1760 (Family 

71)- 

[Family 31.) Benjamin Hall*, Johns, John% John' : b. April 4, 
1728; d. Dec. II, 1806, ae. 79 ; m. Phebe Hall., she d. Dec. 12, 
1779. Children were : 

I. Susanna, b. Jan. 15, 1759. 2. Bede, b. Sept. 16, 1764. 3. 
Satira, b. March 20, 1766. 4. Benjamin, b. June 30, 1767. 5. 
Samuel, b. April 19, 1771. 

[Family 32.) Elisha Hall*, John^, John^, John' : b. Sept. 15, 



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1730 ; d. Jan. 19, 1800 ; m., June 14, 1755, Thankful Atwater, d. 
Jan. 28, 1792, as. 59. Children were: 

I. Phebe, b. Feb. 10, 1756 ; m. Parmelee, of Durham. 2. 

Sarah, b. April 5, 1758 ; m. John Field, of Cheshire. 3. Joseph, 
b. July 25, 1759; m.. May 31, 1799, Mercy Cornwall, and had 
Sarah G., m., Oct. 21, 1841, Israel Harrison. 4. Lydia, b. July 
17, 17^1 ; m. Curtis, settled in Durham. 5. Sally, b. Dec. 

8, 1763. 6. Elizabeth, b. Oct. 3, 1765; m. Benjamin Hall. 7. 
Hannah, b. Jan. 26, 1769. 8. John, b. July 13, 1770 (Family 72). 

9. Eunice, b. Aug. i, 1772 ; m. Miles Peck, son of Nicholas. 

P [Family 33.) John Hall'*, Johns, SamueP, John' : b. Sept. 15, 
T692; d. June 18, 1773, ae. 80 ; m., March 5, 1716, Mary Street^ 
dau. of Rev. Samuel and Anna (Miles) Street, the first minister of 
Wallingford, and son of Rev. Nicholas Street, from England, and 
settled at Farmington, Mass., 1649 ; also first minister of Taun- 
ton, Mass., 1638 ; New Haven, i6| years. Rev. Samuel Street 
graduated at Harvard, 1664, was an original proprietor of Walling- 
ford ; was settled pastor in 1673 or 4, when he was 40 years of age, 
and continued pastor for 42 years until his death. His influence in 
Wallingford was very great. John Hall represented the town in 
General Court. Children were : 

I. Hannah, b. Jan. 29, 1717 ; 2. John, d. April 25, 1735 ; 3. 
Eunice, m. Dr. Dickenson of Adiddletown, Conn. 4. Street 
b. Nov. 12, 1721 (Family 73). 5. Lyman, b. April 12, 1724 
(Family 74). 6. Susannah, b. April 9, 1726 ; m. (Family 75). 7. 
Giles, b. Feb. 18, 1733 (Family 76). 8. Rhoda, b. April 14, 
1734; d. Aug. 23, 1751. 9. Mary, m. Foot. 

[Family 34.) Samuel Hall^, Johns, SamueP, Joiin': b. Oct. 4, 
1695 ; d. Feb. 26, 1776; m., Jan. 25, 1727, Jnna Law^ b. in Mil- 
ford, Aug. I, 1702, d. Aug. 23, 1775, dau. of Jonathan Law, 
governor of Conn. Graduated at Yale, 1716, and was tutor from 
171610 1 7 18, became pastor of the church of Cheshire, 1724. His 
election sermon in 1746 was published. His son-in law Rev. John 
Foot, was ordained his colleague 1767. The church of Cheshire, 
was organized with eleven male members about the time Mr. 
Hall became their pastor, and in 1770, it had 300 members, at that 
time Mr. Hall had baptized 25CO. Rev. Mr. Foot, baptized 1767, 
and received into church fellowship 603, and buried 1109. Child- 
ren were born in Cheshire : 

I. Samuel, b. July 23, 1727; d. Aug. 23, 1727. 2. Jonathan, 
b. July II, 1728; d. July 12, 1728. 3. Benoni, b. Nov. 4, 1729; 



96 Hall Genealogy. 

d. Nov. 19, 1729. 4. Lucy, b. Sept. ir, 1730 ; m., June 13, 
1751, Charles son of Rev. Samuel and Ruth (Dudley) Whittelsey, 
minister of Wallingford, and son of John the emigrant. 5. Samuel, 
b. Jan. II, 1732; d. May 19, 1732. 6. Ann, b. May 10, 1733; 
m., Nov. 13, 1752, Warham, son^'of Rev. Stephen Williams. 7. 
Samuel, b. May 31, 1735, graduated at Yale. 8. Mary, b. Nov. 
5, 1736. 9. Brenton, b. April 2, 1738 (Family 77). 10. Elisha, 
b. March 10, 1740 (Family 78). 11. Sarah, b. Aug. 8, 1742. 12. 
Jonathan, b. July 19, 1745 (Family 79). 13. Abigail, b. Dec. 7, 
1748. 

[Family 35.) Caleb Hall^, John^, Samuel^, John": b. Sept. 14, 
1697; d. July 27, 1749; m.. May 15, 1721, Damaris Atwater^ 
she d. July 29, 1762, ae. O4. Children were: 

I. Damaris, b. Nov. 25, 1722; d. Feb. 22, 1740. 2. Stephen, 
b. Nov. 7, 1724; m., April 27, 1762, Ruth, b. 1739, dau. of 
Samuel and Phebe (Tuttle) Miles son of John, son of Thomas, son 
of Richard, son of John the emigrant'^of 1630. 3. Ruth, b. April 
26, 1729. 4. Caleb, b, Aug. 29, 1 731 (P'amily 81). 5. Jeremiah, 
b. Sept. I, 1733 ; d. Sept. 4, 1740. 6. Lydia, b. Aug. 26, 1730 (.?) 
7. Timothy (Family 82). 

[Family 36.) Benjamin Hall'*, John^, SamueP, John', b. Dec. 
17, 1704; m., Feb. 20, 1727, Abigail^ dau. of Rev. Nathaniel 
Chauncey, of Durham, Conn. He settled on what is called the 
Law farm in Cheshire. Children were : 

I. Benjamin, b. Nov. 22, 1727 ; d. Dec. 3, 1727. 2. Charles 
Chauncey, b. Dec. 12, 1728 (Family 83). 3. Sarah, b. July 20, 
1730 ; m. Thaddeus Cook. 4. Dorothy, b. Feb. 29, 1732; d. 
May 13, 1737.- 5. Dorothy, m. Charles, son of John Peek. 6. 
Abigail, b. Oct. 11, 1733; d. April 15, 1737. 7. Benjamin, b. 
Sept. 27, 1736 (Family 84). 8. Abigail, b. May i, 1737; m. 
Moses Moss, b. March 18, 1738. 9. Eunice, b. March 4, 1742; 
m. Rev. Mr. Waterman. 

[hamily 37.) Eliakin Hall^, John3, Samuel% John' : b. Aug. 9, 
171 1 ; d. April 19, 1794, ae. 83 years; leaving a widow and five 
children, 40 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. His funeral 
sermon was preached by his son-in-law, Rev. Nathan Williams of 
Tolland, Conn., which was printed (see note) ; m., ist, Oct. 17, 
1734, Ruth Dickerman^ d. Dec. 8, 1752 ; m., 2d, Jan. i, 1756, 



Note. The funeral sermon of Eliakim Hall, Esq., is in possession of his descendant ^' 
Dr. Jared Linsly, of New York. The compiler of this genealogy found a copy in 1842, 



Hails of Walling ford. 97 

Elizabeth, dau. of" Major John Day, of West Springfield, and widow 
of Capt. Jeddediah' Stow, of Middletown ; she d. Aug. 9, 1803. 
Children were : 

I. Isaac, b. Nov. 4, 1735 (Family 85). 2. Mary, b. Nov. 6, 
1737 (Family 86). 3. Eliakim, b. Feb. 13, 1740 (Family 87). 4. 
Hezekiah, b. July 13, 1743 (Family 88). 5. Eunice (Family 89). 
6, Ruth, b. A-lay i, 1750. 

[Family 38.) Elihu Hall"*, John^, Samuel% John': b. Feb. 17, 
1 7 14 5 d. in London, Eng., 1784, ae. 70 years, m., Jan. 2, 1734, 
Lois^ b. Nov. 28, 17 1 4, dau. of Rev. Samuel and Sarah (Chauncey) 
Whittelsey. Rev. Samuel was the son of John and Ruth (Dudley) 
Whittelsey. Sarah was the dau. of Rev. Nathan Chauncey, son of 
Rev. Charles Chauncey, President of Harvard College. Elihu 
Hall graduated at Yale College, and was a lawyer ; in 1750, he was 
king's attorney, and held the title of colonel ; in 1780, he settled in 
London, Eng. Children were: 

I. Lois, b. May ii, 1735. 2. Hezekiah, b. May 4, 1737. 3. 
Sarah, b. July 24, 1729. 4. John, b. Jan. 18, 1739; m., 1772, 
Mary James, and had, Nicholas Street, b. March 27, 1773. 5* 
Damaris, b. Oct. 6, 1741. 6. Elihu, b. March 15, 1745 (Family 
90). 7. Eunice, b. March 2, 1749. 8. Lucy, b. Nov. 14, 1751. 
9. Eunice, b. Aug. 11, 1754. 10. Elihu, b. Aug. 13, 1744, d. 

[Family 39.) Theophilus Hall^, Samuel3, SamueP, John': b. 



at the house of Isaac Hall in Wallingford, Vt., from whith he took the following outline. 
Text, 21: iv : 

1. There shall be no pain in heaven arising I'rom uneasy reflections, as remorse of con 
science, or from any of those things which tease the mind in this life. 

2. No pain in heaven arising from fear of future evil. 

3. No pain from fear of losing happiness or pleasure in the presence of the Redeemer 

4. No pain arising from bodily disorders. 

5. There will be no cause of pain, as there will be no sin, and no curse. 

6. There will be no need of pain to embitter sin, to mortify remaining corruption ; to 
brighten graces 5 to convince of the vanity of earthly pleasures, and enjoyments; to remind 
of mortality ; and to reconcile us to death. 

Reflections. 

1. Advantages of saints in heaven over those on earth. 

2. This should make us patient under trials, while looking for and expecting the happy 
exchange. 

3. The importance of being of that happy number, contrast the two states beyond this 
world, 

4. The subject teaches to moderate our grief at the loss of Christian friends j and make 
it our concern to be ready to follow them. 



98 Hall Genealogy. 

April I, 1707 ; d. March 25, 1767 ; m., May 22, 1734, Hannah 
Avery, of Groton, Mass, Graduated at Yale 1727 ; he was the 
first minister of Meriden, Conn., ordained Oct. 29, 1729 ; he was a 
man of quite small statue, but possessed much dignity of manner 
united with the greatest affibility, persuaded of the truth ot Christianity, 
and deeply sensible of its importance, he was well able to defend it , 
his sermons were ably written and delivered with great fervor ; his 
pastoral visits were frequent and conducted judiciously ; he was 
humble, self-denying, full of the love of souls, prayerful, and zealous 
for the cause of Christ ; during his ministry of 37 years in Meriden, 
250 were added to the church ; he possessed great firmness of 
character, and was a zealous advocate of civil and religious liberty ; 
he published two sermons on the death of Rev. Isaac Stiles ; two on 
faith ; and one on the ordination of Rev. Matthew Morrison, of 
Berwick, Me. Children were : 

I. Hannah, b. March 11, 1735, 2. Theophilus, b. Aug. 5, 1736; 
d. May 9, 1739. 3. Avery, b. Dec. 2, 1737, and was settled in 
the ministry at Rochester, N. H. 4. Samuel, b. July 16, 1739 
(Family 91). 5. Theophilus, b. Aug. 26, 1741 (Family 92). 6. 
Lucy, twin to Theophilus. 7. Elisha, b. 1742 ; d. Jan. 2, 1751. 
8. Mary, b. June 24, 1743. 9. Elisha, b. March 3, 1745 (Family 
93). 10, Mehitable, b. 1751 ; d. Sept. 11, 1767; on her grave 
stone is engraved 

" Happy the dying youth whose early steps have trod 
The Christian road of pious virtue up to God." 

Eunice was the 2d daughter, and m., Oct. 15, 1768, Rev. Andrew 
Lee, D. D., of Lisbon, Conn. 

(Family 40.) Samuel Hall*, Samuel^, Samuel^, John' : b. June 
8, 1709; d. Dec. 24, 1770 ; m., Dec. 7, 1731, Sarah Hull. 
Children were : 

I. Samuel, b. July ii, 1732; d. in infancy. 2. Hezekiah, b. 
Dec. 27, 1733. 3- Louisa, b. June 30, 1736. 4. Sarah, b. Dec. 
5, 1737. 5. Esther, b. Jan. 21, 1740. 6. Love, b. April 30, 1742. 
7. Elizabeth, b. Jan. 23, 1745. 8. Samuel, b. Feb. 28, 1750 
(Family 94). 9. Damaris, b. Jan. 23, 1754. 

{Family \\.) Thomas Hall% Thomas^, Thomas*, John': b. 
March 10, 1712; m. Lydia Curtis; she d. Sept. 24, 1777, dau. of 
Nathaniel, son of Thomas, son of John, of Wallingford, who d. 
1682, son of William, of Roxbury, the emigrant, whose house is 
still standing in Robury, Mass. Children were : 

I. Ambrose, b. Feb. 3, 1735 ; probably it was this Ambrose \vho 



Halls of Wallingford. 99 

lived in Lanesboro, Mass, and Williamstown, Mass., and was a 
la*»?ver. 2, Titus, b. June 28, 1737 (Family 95). 3. Abigail, b. 
Aug, 27, 1740. 4. Thomas, b. Dec, 28, 1743. 5. Amasa, b, Feb. 
9, 1746 (Family 96). 6. Lydia, b. Sept. 6, 1749. 7. Rhoda, b. 
June 6, 1753. 

{Family 42.) Phineas HallV Thomas^, Thomas^, John': b. 
April 12, 1715; m. Anna . Children were: 

I. Abigail. 2. Thankful. 3. Phineas, m., Nov. 18, 1774, w'd 
Agnes Yale, and had Mary, b, July 28, 1775, 4. Levi. 5. Eunice. 
6. Barnabas. 7. Annis. 

[Family 43.) Joshua Hall^ Thomas^, Thomas^, John' : b. May 
23, 1722 ; m. Hannah . Children were: 

I. Susanna, b. Nov. 16, 1742. 2. Midad, b, July 26, 1743. 3. 
Abigail, b. April 25, 1745. 4. Giles, b, Feb. 24, 1747 (Family 97), 
5. Abigail, twin to Giles. 6. Samuel, b. Jan. 29, 1749. 7. Joshua, 
b. Sept. 9, 1767 (?) 

(Family /\.^.) Davd Hall% Jonathan^, Thomas^, John' : b. Oct. 16, 
1705 ; d. 1755 ; m., Sept. 23, 1730, Alice Hale. He was an original 
proprietor of Goshen, Conn., in two rights, and sent his son Elkanah 
to begin a settlement, who built a log house, and returned to Wall- 
ingford ; and his son Asaph took possession and was there in 1764. 
Son David was administrator of his father's estate in 1756. Chil- 
dren were : 

I. Alice, b. Sept. 8, 1731 ; d. in Goshen as. 80 years. She iji., 
Jan. 23, 1753, Nathaniel Hart, b. Sept. 5, 1729, and h.-^d Nathaniel. 
Mr. Hart, Sen., was son of Hawkins Hart, who came from Farm- 
ington to Wallingford. Nathaniel Hart, Sen., was a carpenter of 
Wallingford and constructed 17 meeting houses, In his old age he 
went to live with his son in Goshen, where he d, at the age of 80 
years. 2. David, b. Nov. 2, 1732 (Family 98). 3. Benajah, b. Feb. 
12, 1734; left no family. 4. Asaph, b. June 11, 1735 (Family 99). 
5. Kate, b. Dec. 5, 1736. 6. Phebe, b. June 24, 1739 ; m., Aug, 
18, 1756, Joseph Atwater ; shed. March 23, 1767, 7. Lois, b. 
Feb. 2, 1741 ; d. Nov. 11, 1760. 8. Elkanah, b. Oct. 20, 1742; 
d. Nov. 30, 1763, 9. Lucy, b. July 24, 1744. 

{Family 45.) Jonathan Hall% Jonathans, Thomas'", John' : b. 
Jan. 13, 1708; m., ist, Dec. 15, 1739, Sarah Cook^ d. Aug. 12, 

1740 ; m., 2d, Abigail , she d. Nov. 19, 1779; m., 3d, y<?rax/(^a 

Caylord. He had one child, Sarah, b. Aug. 12, 1740 ; d. Aug. 13, 
1740. 



lOO Hall Genealogy. 

{Family ^b.) Joseph Hall*, Jonathan3, Thomas^, John': b. 
May 31, 1 710; m., ist, Abigail Judd^ d. July 31, 1751, ae. 39 ; m , 
2d, Nov. 7, 1753, Rebecca Plum^ d. Feb. 24, 1769, ae. 47. Chil- 
dren were: 

I. Phebe, b. March 26, 1738. ' 2. Phebe. 3. Abigail, b. March 
30, 1740. 4. Esther, b. July 2*1, 1742. 5. Esther, b. March 19, 
1743. 6. Joseph, b. July 9, 1746. 7. David, b, June 20, 1758. 
8. Phebe, b. Sept. 15, 1761. 

[Family ^"j.) Isaac Hall^, Jonathans, Thomas% John': b. in 
Wallingford, July 11,1714; d. March 7, 1781, ae. 66 years; m., 
Nov. 5, 1739, Mary Morse or Moss^(^. Oct. 9, 1791, ae. 74; proba- 
bly dau. of John and Elizabeth (Hall) Moss, b. April 22, 1716. 
John Moss was son of John and Mary (Lathrop) Moss, son of John 
Moss, Esq., the distinguished emigrant ancestor, and one of the 
prime movers of originating the settlement of Wallingford ; he was 
at New Haven as early as 1645, and frequently represented that 
town, and in 1670 procured the incorporation of his new settlement 
as Wallingford, which he afterwards often represented.. Many of 
his descendants have changed their name to Morse. 

Elizabeth Hall, dau. of Samuel Hall, son of John Hall the emi- 
grant, was born March 6, 1690; d. Jan. 27, 1754. Her husband 
John Moss was born Nov. 10, 1682. They were married Feb. 25, 
1708, and had 8 children. (His brother Samuel, b. 1680, m. a Su- 
sanna Hall Dec. 15, 1703, and had 8 children.) 

Dr. Isaac Hall practiced medicine in Wallingford and was the 
first physician in Meriden. He lived in the east part of the town, 
on the road which passes the residence of Dea. Hezekiah Rice. 
Dr. Hall took a deep interest in the welfare of the church of Meriden, 
His name occurs first on a petition to General Court in 1768 and 
another in 1770, in behalf of the minority of the church opposed to 
the settlement of Rev. John Hubbard, who was accused of heresy and 
had been disowned by the consociation of Saybrook. The children 
of Dr. Isaac Hall and Mary Hall were • 

I. Mary, b. Oct. 6, 1742 (Family roo;. 2. Isaac, b. May 7, 
1745 (Family 103). 3. Joel, b. April 3, 1747; d. Oct. 22, 1748. 
4. Esther, b. March 18, 1751. 5. Elizabeth, b. June 11, 1752. 
6. Jonathan, b. Dec. 11, 1757 (Family 104). 

(Family 4.S.) Ezekiel Hall*, Jonathan^, Thomas^ John': b. 
May 13, 1719 ; d.; m., Oct. 20, 1743, Anna Jddrews^ b. Nov. 17, 
1721, dau. of John and Hannah (Merriman) Andrews, son of 
Samuel and Hannah or Anna (Hall) Andrews, son of Samuel and 



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Elizabeth (Peck) Andrews, son of William Andrews the emigrant 
from Hampsworth, Eng., 1635, to Boston on board the James of 
London, with 53 passengers ; no list of passengers kept. He re- 
moved to New Haven early and built the first meeting house in 
1644. The mother of Ezekiel Hall was Dinah^ b. July 25, 1648, 
dau. of Samuel, b. in England, 1632, son of William Andrews above 
named. Children of Ezekiel and Anna Hall were; 

I. Ezekiel, b. Oct. 24, 1744 2. Titus, b, Oct. 19, 1746 ; d. 
Sept. 4, 1748. 3. Eben, b. May 25, 1749. 4. Benajah, b. 1762 
(Family 105). 

[Family ^().) Benjamin Hall*, Jonathan^, Thomas^, John': b. 
Oct. 20, 1725; probably the Benj. who lived in Chesire and died 
there; m., Dec. 27, 1752, Mary Ives^ perhaps the dau. of Lazarus 
Ives, son of John, b. 1669, son of John who was a farmer in Meri- 
den. Children were : 

I. Benjamin, b. Sept. 25, 1753 ; d. Oct. 8, 1755. 2. Eliab, b. 
Feb. 17, 1755 ; d* in camp in Rev. war at N. Y. 3. Benjamin, b. 
Nov. 3, 1756. 

[Family 50.) Ephriam Hall-*, Joseph^, Thomas', John' : b. April 
25, 1723 ; m., ist, Eunice^ she died May 9, 1765; m., 2d, Oct. 
13, 1766, Chloe Moss, b. Dec. 6, 1739, dau. of David**, Solomon', 
John% John'. Children were : 

I. Temperance, b. Aug. 10, 1764; and by 2d marriage: 2. 
Ephriam, b. Oct. 5, 1708. 3. Chloe, b. Nov. 13,1770. 4. Com- 
fort, b. Feb. 25, 1773 ' settled on a farm in Westfield Society, 
Middletown. 5. Reuben, b. 1775 (Family 107). 6. Joseph, b. 
March 17, 1776. 7. David Moss, b. Oct. 24, 1777; m. Mindwell 

, and had Orrilla ; left town. 8. Content, b. March 15, 1780. 

9. Bethia, b. March 27, 1782. 

{Family 5 r .) Abraham Hall**, David^, Thomas^, John' : b. June 
27, 1722; a. 1757 ; m.,ist, June 13, 1746, Mary Prindle, shed. May 
12, 1742 ; m., 2d, Hannah . Children were : 

I. Mary, b. May 10, 1747. 2. Rufus, b. July 25, 1751 (Family 
108). 3. Sarah. 4. Josiah. 5, Abraham. 

[Family 52.) John Hall*, David^, Thomas% John': b. Jan 29, 
1724; d. May 13, 1795; m., May 4, 1749, Elizabeth Prindle, d. 
Oct. 21, 1802, ae. 71. Residence Meriden. Children were : 

I. Prindle, b. June 30, 1750 (Family 109). 2. John, b. May 8, 
1752; d. 1764. 3. Mary, b. Sept. 10, 1754; d. March r, 1825. 
4. Elizabeth, b. April 20, 1757 ; d. March 30, 1847. 5- Sarah, b. 
May II, 1756; d. 1760. 6. David, b. Sept. 16, 1761 (Family no). 



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7. Sarah, b. Feb. 13, 1764; d. 1777. 8. Abigail, b. Feb. 24, 1766 ; 
d. Oct. 28, 1828. 9. John, b. Jan. 9, 1768; m. Ruth Hall, and 
d., s. p., April 21, 1851. 10. Joseph, b. Oct. 28, 1770 (Family 
III). II. Jeduthan, b April 25, 1773 (Family 112). 12. Isaac, 
b. May 28, 1776 (Family 113). 

{Family 53.) Samuel Hall'', Daniels, Thomas^ John' : b. May 
5, 1731 ; m., Aug. 28, 1755, Mamre Ives. Children were : 

I. Jesse, b. Jan. 24, 1757. 2. Sarah, b. Jan. 24, 1758. 3. Sam- 
uel, b. July 4, 1760. 4. Amasa (Family 115). 

Fifth Feneration. 

[Family 54.) Daniel Hall^, Jacob'', Daniel^, John^, John' : b. 
Nov. 17, 1740; d. Oct. 24, 1789; m., Oct. 7, 1761, Sarah At- 
water. Children were : 

I. Mary, b. June 24, 1762. 2. Elizabeth, b. June 21, 1764. 3. 
Lemuel, b. March 20, 1766. 4. Aaron, b. May 2, 1768. 5. and 
6. Ira (Family 116) and Asa, b. Aug. 18, 1770. 7. Joshua, b. 
■^"g S-> ^IT^- 8. Abigail, b. Dec. 16, 1776. 9. Lemuel, b. May 
2, 1779 (Family 117). 10. Sally, b. June 8, 1781. 11. Patty, b. 
Sept. 3, 1783. 12. Alma, b. Nov. 15, 1795. 13. Phebe, b. Aug. 
21, 1787. 

[Family 55.) Reuben Hall^, Amos'*, Nathaniel^, John^, John': 
b. Dec. 20, 1 721 ; m. Mary , Children were : 

I. Mary, b. Oct. 17, 1742. 2. Elizabeth, b. Feb. 12, 1743. 3. 
Abel, b. Oct. 12, 1745. 

[Family 56.) Amos Hall^, pedigree as above : b. Sept. 9, 1722 j 
d. Dec. 24, 1782, ae. 31 (?) Children were: 

I. Reuben. 2. Moses. 3. Eunice. 4. Louis. 

[Family 57.) Moses Hall^, pedigree as above : b. Aug. 25, 1735 ; 
m., 2d, March 20, 1854, Elizabeth "Johnson. Children were: 

I. Moses, b. Dec. 26, 1754. 2. Enos, b. March 8, 1756. 

[Family s^.) Titus Hall^, Calebt, Nathaniels, John% John': b. 
Aug. 16, 1746; m., Nov. 26, 1767, Olive Barnes. Children were : 

I. Abigail, b. Sept. 21, 1768. 2. Caleb, b. Jan. 21, 1771 ; d. 
Nov. 12, 1824. 3. Lucy, b. Dec. 14, 1775. 4. Caleb, b. Aug. 
26, 1 78 1. 5. Rensley, b. Feb. 7, 1784. 

[Family 59.) Miles Hall^, James'*, NathanieP, John% John' : b. 
Oct. 17, 1736 ; m., Sept. 30, 1764, Abigail Tylor., perhaps a- grand 
dau. of John and Abigail (Hall) Tyler, the dau. of Thomas Hall, 
who was b. 1674, and m. 1694, and d. 1741. Children were : 

I. Abigail, b. Dec. 3, 1767. 2. James, b. Oct. 14, 1769. 3. 
William Tyler, b. Jan. 15, 1772. 

[Family 62.) Hiel Hall^, Peter'', Johns, John% John^ : b. May 



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^•> 17355 d- Sept. 7, 1807, ae. 73; m., Catharine^ d. June 4, 1788, 
ae. 42. Children were : 

I. Josiah, b. 1774 (Family 118). 2. Catharine, b. Jan. 2, 1776. 
3. Andrew, b. 1777 (Family 119). 4. Chauncey, b. Sept. 8, 1778 
(Family 120). 5. Peter, b. May 31, 1780 (Family 121). 6. Hiel, 
b. Feb. 7, 1782, 7. Rice, b. May 2, 1784 (Family 122). 8. Jus- 
tus, b. Feb. 14, 1787. 

[Family 63.) Peter Hall^, pedigree as above: b. June 7, 1748; 
d. Sept. 25, 1832, ae. 86; m., March 17, 1774, Lydia Brciun^ of 
Cheshire ; d. May 2, 1805, ae. 52. She was probably a descen- 
dant of Francis and Mary (Edwards) Brown, who came from Eng- 
land to New Haven 1647 or 8, and spent the winter of 1638 in a 
hut which they had erected on the place which is now the east 
corner of College and George streets. Mr. Brown signed the plan- 
tation compact in 1639. His son Samuel m. Mary Tuttle and was 
one of the original subscribers to the settlement of Wallingford. 
Children were : 

I. Jesse. 2. Wooster (Family 123). 3. Roxana, b. 1779; d. 
Sept. 26,1856. 4. Marcus. 5. Major Atwater, b. July 18, 1785; 
d. March 28, 1848. 6. Philo, m. Thankful Morse. 7. Albert. 
8. Peter Upford, d. in Southington, 10. Sally. ii. Betsey. 

[Family 64.) Andrew Halls, pedigree as above : b. June 7, 1748 ; 
m., Sept. 16, 1750, Thankful^ she d. Oct, 14, 1776. Children 
were : 

I. John Todd. 2. Merritt. 3. Charry. 4. Anna, b. Feb. 3, 
1773. 5. Thankful, b. Aug. 4, 1776. 

[Family 65.) Elias Hall^, John**, John3, John% John* : b. in 
Wallingford, Conn., March 10, 1740; d. at the house of his son 
Elias in Williston, Vt., Oct. 31, 1821, ae. 81 ; m., ist, Dec. 15, 
1763, Mary Humiston^ d. Aug. 14, 1774; she was probably a de- 
scendant of Henry and Joanna (Walker) Humiston, of New Haven, 
moved there 1651, whose son James m., in 1747, Sarah Atwater 

and settled in Wallingford ; m., 2d, Rubama , d. Jan. 16, 

1776; m., 3d, 1779, Sarah Hitchcock^d. Jan. 6, 1814, ae. 63. Sarah 
Hitchcock, was b. Sept. 11, 1747, dau. of Jotham and Mary 

( ) Hitchcock. Jotham was the son of John and Marlow 

(Munson) Hitchcock, who was the son of John and Abigail 
Hitchcock who came to Wallingford 1675. Elias Hall served in 
the French and Indian war in Col. Whiting's regiment under Lord 
Amhurst, at Hartford and was on duty at Ticonderoga and Crown 
Point until 1759, when he became sick and was permitted to return 



104 Hall Genealogy. 

home. He settled first in Cheshire, Conn., and in 1784, removed 
to Pittsford, Vt., when his son Jonathan was six months old. 
Children of Elias Hall were : 

I. Martha, b, Sept. 26, 1764. 2. -Mary, b. May 26, 1766. 
3. Ruth, b. Feb. 28, 1768. 4. Benjamin, b. Feb. 20, 1770 ; 
settled in Western, N. Y. 5. Eliakim, b. May 31, 1773. By 
second wife : 6. Rubama, b. Jan. 16, 1776, mother died the same day. 
By third wife: 7. Sarah, b. June 20, 1778 ; d. 1808. 8. Eunice, 
b. Feb. 6, 1780; d. 1854. 9. Elias, b. June 2, 1781; d. i860. 
10. Jotham Hitchcock, b. Nov. 5, 1783; d. Oct. 22, 1840 ; had 
one son and four daughters the youngest of whom, Lydia, was very 
young at her father's death ; she m. S. D. Turrill, of Burlington, 
Vt., who d. 1879 ; she has sent me this account of her grandfather's 
family. 11. Josephus, h. March 27, 1785; d. 1810. 12. Lovice, 
b. March 27, 1787 ; d. Nov., 1863. 13. John, b, Nov. 4, 1788; 
settled in Western New York. 14. Joel, b. Jan. 25, 1791 ; d. at 
Bethlehem, Ohio, 1828. 15. William A., b. Oct. 31, 1795; d. 
Jan., 1725. 

[Family 6^^.) Jared HallS, pedigree as before: b. July 19, 
1741 ; m., July 5, 1770, Lucy Hall. Children were: 

I. Samuel, b. Aug. 16, 1771. 2. Amos, b. May 21, 1773- 3. 
Rufus, b. Jan, 9, 1775. 

[Family bb.) William Halls, John^, Johns, John% John': b. 
June 15, 1747 ; m. Rebecca . Children were: 

I. Benjamin Russel, b. Aug. i, 1775. 2. Abigail, b. Sept. 20, 
1777. 3. Ambrose, b. Dec. 7, 1779. 

{Family by.) Benjamin Halls, John^, Johns, John% John' : b. 
July 2, 1756 ; m. Lydia . Children were : 

I. Lyman, b. March 20, 1798. 2. Mary, b. June 12, 1799. 3. 
Emeline, b. April 14, 1800. 4. Orrin, b. March 22, 1803. 

[Familv bS.) Joel Halls, AsaheH, Johns, John^, John': b. in 
Wallingford, May 21, 1741 ; m., Oct. 30, 1765, Hannah Parmelee. 
He was a large and thrifty farmer. Children were : 

I. Andrew, b. March 4, 1767 (Family 124). 2. Augustus, b. 
May 3, 1769 (Family 125). 3. Joel, b. July 26, 1771. 4. Luther, 
b. Aug. 16, 1776 (Family 126). 5. Sarah P., b. June 3, 1779. 6. 
Asahel W., b. May 12, 1781. 7. James, b. Oct. 12, 1783. 

{Family 69.) Charles Halls, AsaheH, Johns, John% John' : b. 
Nov. 12, 1757 ; m. Sarah . Children were : 

I. Jerusha, b. Oct. 23, 1772. 2. Daniel Root, b. Aug. 30, 
1779- 3- R'ce, b. Jan. 26, 1782. 4. Sylvester, b. Aug. 29, 1784. 



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5. Thomas G., b. Aug. 17, 1787. 6. Sarah, b. Nov. 25, 1789. 
7. Susan, b. Dec, 2, 1791. 8. Charles. 9. Sarah. 

[Family 70.) Asahel Halls, Asahel% John^, John% John' : b 
Jan. f4, 1759 ; m., Sept. 21, 1786, Ruth 'Johnson. Children were . 

I. Catharine, b. April 17, 1787. 2. Asahel, b. April 8, 1789. 
3. John D., b. June 22, 1790. 4. Sarah, b. April 5, 1792. 

[Family "] I.) Aarun Hall^, AsaheH, John3, John% John': b. 
Nov. 4, 1760; d. Sept. 30, 1839, ae. 79 ; m., May 24, 1781, Eli- 
zabeth Cook ; m., 2d, Dec. ii, 1820, Sarah., w'd of Charles Hall; 
m., 3d, June 18, 1827, Anna Brooks. Children w^ere : 

I. Benjamin Atwater, b. April 6, 1782, 2. Elizabeth, b. Oct. 
23, 1783. 3. Electa, b Sept. 9, 1785. 4. Aaron C, b. Nov. 11, 
1787. 5. Mary, b. Jan. 20, 1790. 6. Asahel, b. April 6, 1792. 
7, Salmon, b. Aug. 12, 1793. ^- Anna, b. Jan. 6, 1796. 9. Caro- 
line, b. Dec. 21, 1798. 10. B. Kirtland, b. July 4, 1805. 

[Family 72.) John Hall*, Elisha^, John^, John% John' : b. July 
13, 1770 ; m., April 3, 1800, Grace Denison Hall., she d. Jan. 21, 
1840, ae. 69, dau. of Benjamin Hall (Family 84). Children vi^ere : 

I. Thankful A., b. Sept. 6, 1801 ; m. Hopson. 2. Lowly, 

b. April 21, 1804; m. Johnson. 3. Jeremiah Atwater, b. 

1806. 4. John, b. Oct. 8, 1808. 5. Phebe, b. Dec. 18, 1810. 6. 
Grace D., b. July 18, 1813 ; m. George Simpson. 7. Denison D., 
b. Dec. 9, 1815. 8. Elisha, b. March 15, 1818. 9. Jennette, b. 
May 31, 1820. 10. Patty. 

[Family "] 2^.) Street Hall^, John*, John^, Samuel', John': b. 
Nov. 12, 172 1 ; d, 1809 ; m., June 30, 1748, Hannah Fowler; was 
a Col. Children were : 

I. Hannah, b. July 3, 1751. 2. Anna, b. Feb. 28, 1753; d. 
Dec. 24, 1755. 3. Thadius, b. Feb. 28, 1757. 4. Rebecca, b. 
Feb. 15, 1758. 5. Street T., b. Feb. 26, 1762 (Family 127). 6. 
Mary A., b. June 8, 1764. 

[Famly 74.) Lyman Hall^, John'», John^, SamueP, John': b. in 
Wallingford, Conn., April 12, 1724; d. in Georgia, Oct. 19, 1790, 
ae. 66 ; married and had children, none of which survived him. 
His widow wrote his very pathetic epitaph, as found on the origrna\ 
tablet covering his grave. He graduated at. Yale 1747 ; studied 
medicine; and in 1752 located himself at Midway or Saulisbury, 
Georgia. Having earnestly and zealously espoused the cause of his 
country in the struggle with the mother country during the Revolu- 
tion, his efforts contributed much to induce the people of Georgia to 
join the confederacy. In May, 1775, and at four succeeding annual 



io6 Hall Genealogy. 

elections, Dr. Hall was chosen as Representative to Congress from 
Georgia. He was one of the signers of the Declaration of Inde- 
pendence, which was passed by Congress and signed by its members 
July 4, 1776. When the British had possession of Georgia they 
confiscated all of Dr. Hall's property ; and after their expulsion he 
was elected Governor of the State in 1783. The following is the 
inscription engraved upon the white marble slab placed over the 
grave of Lyman Hall : 

" Beneath this itone rests the remains of the 
Hon. Lyman Hall, 
Formerly Governor of this State, who departed this life the 19th of October, 1790, in the 
67th year of his age. 

In the cause of America he was uniformly a patriot. 

In the incumbent duties of a husband and a father he acquitted himself with affection 
and tenderness. 

But, reader, above all, know, from this inscription, that he left this probationary scene 
as a true christian and an honest man. 

To those so mourned in death, so loved in life. 
The childless parent, and the widowed wife. 
With tears inscribes this monumental stone. 
That holds his ashes and expects her own." 

This original tablet was transferred from Georgia to Wallingford, 
Conn., and the immense gathering of the people from the neighbor- 
ing towns, July 5, 1858, at the ceremonies at its reception, showed 
the deep interest which was felt in the occasion. 

Mr. Yeatman, of New Haven, the orator of the day, whose dis- 
course was compact and brilliant, took occasion to give some 
details of the life and character of Mr. Hall, and of his service to 
his country at a period when the possibility of her national indepen- 
dence was surrounded with doubts and difficulties which required 
unwearying effort and perseverance to overcome. 

Gov. Holley also gave an address in the grave-yard ; in the center 
of which had been prepared a reception to place the tablet upon, 
described as follows : 

Upon a mound of earth, handsomely turfed, is a large, flat free- 
stone, which is nearly nine feet long, by six feet wide ; upon this 
rests a very large block of freestone, nearly three feet high, with 
rounded corners and handsome mouldings, on the fourth side of 
which is this inscription : 

" The State of Georgia having removed to Augusta the remains of Lyman Hall, a 
signer of the Declaration of Independence, and there erected a monument to his memory, 
the tablet originally covering his grave was in 1857, presented by Wm. D'Antignac to this 
State, by whose order it is deposited in his native town." 



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The ladies of Wallingford spread a table and gave dinner to one 
thousand persons on this reception occasion. 

{Family 75.) Susanna Hall^, John*, John3, Samuel% John' : b. 
April 9, 1726; d. Oct. 19, 1768; m., April 18, 1754, Elisha 
Whittelsey\ b. Oct. 19, 1721, d. Feb. 25, 1808, was a lawyer of 
Wallingford, and son of Rev. Samuel and Sarah (Chauncey) 
Whittelsey, of Wallingford, son of John, of Seabrook, son of John, 
the emigrant ; Sarah Chauncey was dau. of Charles Chauncey, of 
New Haven, son of Charles Chauncey, President of Harvard College. 
Children were : 

I. Elisha, b. Jan. i, 1755 ; m. Sarah Jones. 2. Susannah, b. 
Sept. 2, 1756 ; m. Caleb Street. 3. Sarah, b. March 15, 1759 ; d. 
June 23, 1764. 4. Mary, b. April 9, 1761 ; m. Dr. Wm. Cook. 

5. Elizabeth, b. April 4, 1763 ; m. Dr. Liberty Kimberly. 6. 
Charles, b. Nov. 12, 1764 ; d. May 26, 1768. 7. Sarah, b. Dec. 

6, 1766; d. Nov. 8, 1774. 8. Charles, b. Sept. 29, 1768; d. 
Jan. 8, 1769. 

[Family -jb.) Giles Halls, John% John^, Samuel^, John' : b. 
Feb. 18, 1733; "^-5 ^^^ Nov., 1759, Martha Robinson; m., 2d, 
Thankful Merriman^ she d. July 14, 1796, ae. 47. Children were : 

I. Lucy, b. April 11, 1771, 2. David M., b. Feb. 28, 1773 ; 
d. April 21, 1792. 3. Martha R., b. Aug. 22,1777. 4. Mary Street, 
b. March 17, 1780. 5. John, b. July 27, 1782. 6. Hannah, b. 
1783. 7. Elizabeth, b. A-Iay 2, 1785. 8. Giles, b. June 7, 1788 
(Family 128). 9. i^ois, b. Feb., 1789. 10. John, b. April 20, 
I "93 ; d. Feb. 26, 1835, 3e. 53 (Family 129). 

{Family 77.) Brenton Hall^, Samuel"*, John3, Samuel-, John' : 
b. in Cheshire, Conn., April 2, 1738 ; d. in Meriden, Nov. 25, 
1820, ae. 82; m., Feb. 18, 1762, Lament Collins; m., 2d, Jhigail 

, d. May 5, 1837, ae. 88. Mr. Hall settled in the eastern part 

of Meriden, was a farmer. Children were : 

I. Wm. Brenton, b. May 31, 1764 (Family 130). 2. Collins, 
b. Jan. 8, 1766 (Family 131). 3. Samuel, b. June 10, 1768. 4. 
Lament, b. July 14, 1776. 5. Joab. 

{Family 78.) Elisha Hall^, SamueH, John^, Samuel^, John' : 

b. March 10, 1740 ; m., ist, ; m., 2d, Oct. 22, 1795, 

Zo/V, dau. of Col. Thaddeus Cook, and widow of Jesse Street, and 
mother of Col. Thaddeus Street, oi Cheshire. Elisha Hall graduated 
at Yale, 1774. 

{Family 79.) Jonathan Halls, SamueH, John^, Samuel% John': 



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b. in Cheshire, July 19, 1745 ; m. Mary ; was a farmer and 

inn keeper in Cheshire for many years. Children were : 

I. Millicent. 2. Lucy. 3. George. 4. Salmon. 5. Leverett. 
6. Sylvester. 

{Family 80,) Abigail Hall^, Samuel, John3, Samuel^ John' : b. 
Dec. 7, 1748 ; d. Nov. 19, 1788, ae. 39 ; m. John Foot^ b. April 5, 
1742 ; d. Aug. 31, 1813, ae, 71. Graduated at Yale, 1765 ; studied 
divinity with his wife's father, and succeeded him as pastor of the 
church in Cheshire. He was the son of John and Abigail (Frisbee) 
Foot, of North Branford, son of Robert Foot, of Wethersfield, son 
of Nathaniel Foot. Children were: 

I. Abigail Sarah Hall, b. Jan. 2, 1769 ; d. Jan. 20, 1775. 2. 
Mary Ann, b. Sept. 21, 1770; m. Dr. Thomas T. Cornwall, and 
was mother of Hon. Edward A. Cornwall, of Cheshire. 3. John 
Alfred, b. Jan. 2, 1774; d. Aug. 25, 1794. 4. Abigail M. A., b. 
Sept. 16, 1776; d. Aug. 9, 1778. 5. William Lambert, b. Oct. 10, 
1778 (Family 132). 6. Samuel Augustus, b. Nov. 8, 1780 (Family 
133). 7. Roderick, b. Dec. 15, 1782 ; d. May 16, 1791. 8. Ma- 
tilda, b. May 6, 1785 ; d. Oct. 9, 1787. 

[Family Si.) Caleb Hall^, Caleb-*, Johns, Samuel^ John': b. 
Aug. 29, 1731 ; d. Sept. 21, 1783; m. Prudence Holt^ b. Dec. 29, 
1728, d. Nov. 30, 1807, ae. 67 ; grad. at Yale, 1752 ; became a 
physician. Children were : 

I. Caleb Johnson, b. Sept. 22, 1763. 2. Augustus, b. Aug. 16, 
1765. 3. Abigail, b. Jan. 29, 1767; m., ist, Samuel Carrington ; 
m., 2d, Nehemiah Rice. 4. Eunice, b. Aug. 24, 1770. 5. Ben 
jamin, b. July 26, 1772. 6. Horatio Gates, b. Jan. 17, 1778 
(Family 134). 7. George, b. Feb. 10, 1782. 8. Damaris, twin to 
George. 

[Family 82.) Timothy Halls, Calebs, John^, SamueP, John': 
resided on Cheshire street ; was a farmer and large land owner ; m., 
1st, Abigail Miles^ probably dau. of James, son of Thomas, son of 
Richard, son of John the emigrant of 1630, she d. Nov. 22, 1748; 
m., 2d, June 10, 1748-9, Athildred Parker^., b. July i, 1719, she 
was the dau. of Edward"*, son of John3, son of John"*, son of Wil- 
liam' who was early at Hartford and Saybrook. John^ was the 
father of Mary Parker, who married John Hall% 1666. Children 
of Timothy Hall were : 

I. Jeremiah, b. April 20, 1750. 2, Aaron,- b June 27, 1751 
(Family 135). 3. Timothy, b. Oct. 13, 1752, lived in Keene, N. 
H., and had one son, whose daughter is Mrs. Hayden, living in 



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Northampton in 1876. 4. Amasa, b. Dec. 7, 1754. 5. Abigail, b. 
Dec. 5, 1756. 6. Athildred, b. May 23, 1758; m. Asa Bradley, 
of New Haven, Conn., and whose daughter, Julia M. Bradley, was 
living at Saratoga Springs in 1876. 7. Zenas, d. Nov. 6, 1759. 

8. Zenas, b. Oct. 7, 1759 ; died when a young man, and there is a 
likeness preserved. 9. Josiah or Isaiah, b. Nov. 6, 1761. 10. 
Anna. 11. Ximena. 12. Lucretia. 13. Betsey. 

[Family 83.) Charles Chauncey Halls, Benjamin"*, John^, 
Samuel^ John': b. Dec. 12, 1728 ; residence Cheshire; m., Dec. 
5, 1 75 1, Lydia Holt^ probably dau. of Benjamin the son of Joseph, 
b. Aug. 15, 1732. Children were: 

I. Abigail, b. July 8, 1753. 2. Benjamin Holt, b Oct. 6, 1754 ; 
was a farmer in Cheshire, where he died. 3. Lydia, b. May 26, 
1755. 4. Lyman, b. Jan. 4, 1761 ; was a farmer of Cheshire and 
had children : i. William, m. Mary Horton ; ii. Charles Chauncey. 
5. Charles Chauncey, b. March 9, 1762 (Family 136). 6. Rachel, 
b. July 4, 1764. 7. Charlotte, b. Jan. 20, 1769. 

[Family 84.) Benjamin Hall^, pedigree as before : b. at Cheshire, 
Sept. 27, 1736, graduated at Yale College, 1754; d. 1786, ae. 50. 
The following family probably belongs to him (there is much un- 
certainty with regard to the families of several by the name of 
Benjamin Hall as found in the history of Wallingford), m. Phebe^ 
April 28, 1757, and settled in Plymouth. Children were: 

I. Benjamin, 2. Mary, b. Jan. 29, 1758. 3. Andrews, b. 
-^"g- ^Si 1759 (Family 137). 4. Mary, b. Aug. 6, 1761. 5. 

Phebe, b. Aug. 20, 1763 ; m. Hart. 6. Linus, b. Sept. 25, 

1765. 7, David, b. Nov. 17, 1767. 8. Jonathan, twin to David. 

9. Erastus, b. Feb. 12, 1770, 10. Adnah, b. May 8, 1772 
(Family 138). 1 1. Salmon, b. 1774. 12. Eliab, b. Dec. 11, 
1776, settled in North Killingworth. 13. Grace Denison, b. May 
5, 1778 ; m., 1800, John Hall (Family 72). 14. Asaph, b. Oct. 
I, 1781 (Family 139). 

[Family S 5.) Isaac Hall^, Eliakim'*, John^, Samuel^, John' : b. 
Nov. 4, 1737; d. Feb. 7, 1796, ae. 61 ; m., Dec. i, 1764, Esther 
Mosely, she d. March 22, 1827, ae. 86. Children were : 

I. Abner, b. April 28, 1764 (Family 140). 2. Elizabeth, twin 
to Abner (Family 141). 3. Esther, b. Dec. 15, 1765 (Family 142). 
4. Mary, b. Nov. 24, 1767 (Family 143). 5. Eliakim, b. Jan. 21, 
1770 (Family 144). 6. Mosely, b. March 15, 1771 (Family 145)- 
7. Dickerman, b. 1774 (Family 146). 8. Isaac, b. July 19, 1776 
(Family 147). 9. Abigail, b. Nov. 22, 1778 (Family 148). 10, 



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Day, b. Aug. 20, 1781 (Family 149). 11. Lyman, b. March 31, 
1784 (Family 150). 

[Family 86.) Mary Halls, Eliakim'*, John^, Samuel% John' : 
m. Rev. Nathan Williams.^ of Tolland ; he continued to preach 
until after he was 80 years old. The sermon he preached at the 
funeral of his wife's father in 1794, was printed, Joel Aynsworth, of 
Wallingford, Vt., probably has a copy. Children were : 

I. Nathan. 2. Mary, m. Grover. 3. Eliakim. 4. 

William. 5. Ruth. 6. Isaac. 

{Family 87.) Eliakim Hall^, Eliakim'', John^, Samuel% John' : 
b. Feb. 13, 1 740; d. Sept. 6, 1806, ae. 67; m., ist, May 29, 1769, 
Eunice Morse^ b. Oct. 30, 1750 ; d. July 18, 1789, she was the dau. 
of John and Lydia (Roberts) Moss, he was b. Nov. 14, 1720 ; d. 
Oct. 5, 1770, and was the son of John and Elizabeth (Hall) Moss, 
he was b. Nov. 10, 1682, and d. May 14, 1755, and was the son of 
John and Martha (Lathrop) Moss, he was b. Oct. 12, 1650, and d. 
March 31, 1717. He removed from New Haven to Wallingford, 
and was the son of John Moss, who was a member of the Legisla- 
ture from 1639-40 to 1670. Mr. Hall m., 2d, Sarah., d. Sept. 29, 
1816, 32. 76. Children were : 

I. Eunice, b. Feb. 19, 1770 (Family 151). 2. Pamelia, b. Dec. 
13, 1771 ; m. Augustus Hall. 3. Sarah, b. June 19, 1773; '"• 
Elkanah Hall, who was a celebrated razor strap manufacturer. 4. 
John Morse, b. May 25, 1775 (Family 152). 5. Phebe, b. Dec. 8, 
1777. 6. Sophia, b. Dec. i, 1782. 7. Electa, b. Oct. 27, 1785; 
m. John Hitchcock. 8. Elizabeth, b. Jan. 29, 1788. 

[Family 88.) Hezekiah Halls, pedigree as above : b. July 13, 
1743 ; d. Sept. 7, 18 15, ae. 73 ; m., Oct. 30, 1769, Elizabeth 
Merriman., d. Nov. 21, 1801, ae. 50. Children were : 

I. Ruth, b. Feb. 8, 1771 ; m. Reuben or Nehemiah Rice. 2 
Elizabeth Day, b. March 14, 1772 ; m. David Merriman Cook. 3 
Content, m, Mr. Francis. 4. Thankful, b. May 25, 1775 ; m 
Chester Cook. 5. Hopeful, b. Sept. 26, 1780 ; m. Samuel Francis 
6. Lucy, b. Oct. 9, 1782 ; m. Jacob Francis or Mr. Hull. 7 
Ophelia, b. March i, 1785. 8. Nathan, b. Nov. 6, 1788 (Family 
153). 9. Laura, b. 1792. 

[Family 89.) Eunice Halls, pedigree as before : m. Miles John- 
son. Children were : 

I. Eunice, m. Phineas Fowler. 2. Sally. 3. Miles, m. Hannah 
Hill, of Wallingford, Vt. 4. Eliakim, m. Mary Denison. 5. Jed- 
diah, m. Betsey Cooley, of Whitehall, N. Y. 



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[Family 90.) Elihu Hall^, Elihu"*, John^, Samuel% John' : b. in 
Wallingford, March 15, 1745 ; d. "a subject of the town's charge ;" 
m. Sarah , d. before her husband. Elihu inherited a large for- 
tune, consisting of large tracts of land in Wallingford and a large 
portion, if not the whole (as some say) of the township of Guildhall, 
Vt., besides slaves, cattle, horses, &c., and which he held for many 
years, but finally, through want of tact in management as well as 
a want of economy, it all slipped through his hands and he died a 
pauper. Children were : 

I. John, b. May 20, 1774; left Wallsngford. 2. Frederick, b. 
Jan. 8, 1777. 3. Lois, b. June 18, 1779. 4. Louisa, m. Mr. 
Armour, and died in New Haven May i, 1850. 

[Family 91.) Samuel Hall^, Theophilus'*, Samuel^, Samuel% 
John': b. July 16, 1739, at Meriden ; m., Feb. 10, 1757, Eunice 
Lee. Children were : 

I. Samuel, b. May 27, 1759. 2, Eunice, b. April 16, 1765. 3. 
Caleb, b. Nov. 9, 1768. 4. Eunice, b. June 22, 1770. 

[Family 92.) Theophilus Hall^, Theophilus"*, Samuel^, Samuel% 
John': b. in Meriden, Aug. 26, 1741 ; d. May 17, 1804, ae. 63 
m., Maich 10, 1768, Elixabeth Couch.^ d. March 11, 1824, ae. 74 
w'd of a Mr. Andrews and dau. of John and — -, — (Andrews) Couch 
resided in Meriden, where are grave stones, with simple inscriptions, 
to their memory. Children were : 

I. Mehitable, b. March 23, 1769; d, Sept. 30, 1776. 2. Cla- 
rissa, b. April 3, 1 771. 3. Theophilus, b. April 20, 1773 (Family 
154). 4. Mehitable, b. Aug. 4, 1777. 5. Avery, b. May 25, 1779 
(Family 155). 6. Hannah, b. Jan. 20, 1782. 7. Elizabeth, 
twin to Hannah. 8. William. 9. Russell. 

[Family ()2.) Elisha Halls, Theophilus'*, Samuel^, Samuel% John': 
b. March 3, 1745 in Meriden; d. March 13, 1779 ; m. June, 25, 
1767, Jnn Hopkins. Children were: 

I. Luther Elisha, b. Sept. 3, 1770. 2. Ann Law, b. Dec. 20, 
1772. 3. Sylvester, b. May 13, 1778. 

[Famely g^.) Samuel Hall^, SamueH, Samuel^ Samuel% John': 
b. Feb, 28, 1750, in Wallingford ; d. Feb. 27, 1821, ae. 71 ; m., 
May 10, 1774, Elizabeth Parsons^ she d. Sept. 27, 1825,32. 71. He 
was a deacon of the church of Wallingford. Children were : 

I. Samuel, b- Dec. 2, 1776. 2. Hezekiah, b. June 11, 1778. 
3. George, b. Aug. 15, 1780 (Family 156). 4. Marilla, b. Dec. 
28, 1782; m. Chauncey Hull. 5. Richard, b. Jan. 26, 1785 
(Family 157). 6. Jared, b. Aug. 24, 1792 ; d. April 24, 1861. 



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{Family 95.) Titus Hall^, Thomas^, Thomas^, Thomas^, John' : 
b. in Wallingford, June 28, 1737 ; d. 1773,' ae. 36 ; m., Aug. 23, 
1 762, Elizabeth Mack. Children were : 

I. Thomas, b. Sept. 5, 1763 (Family 158), 2. Elizabeth, b. 
Feb. 25, 1765. 3 Titus, b. July 30, 1767. 4. Elias, b. Aug. 24, 
1769. 5. Lydia, b. April 17, 1771. 

[Family 96.) Amasa Halls, Thomas*, Thomas^, Thomas^,John': 
b. Feb. 9, 1746; m., Dec. 15, 1775, Di}iah Ives. Children were : 

I. Major, b. Feb. 17, 1775. 2. Phebe, twin to Major. 3. 
Hannah, b. Feb. 17, 1777. 

{Family 97.) Giles HallS, Joshua*, Thomas^, Thomas% John' : 
b. Feb. 24, 1747 ; m. Lois Ives. Children were : 

I. Abel, b. Dec. 10, 1778 ; d. at Atwater, Ohio. 2. Sarah, b. 
Aug. 20,1780. 3. Giles, d. April 21, 1791- 4- Joshua (Family 
159). 5. Lois, m. Andrew Andrews. 6. Lucy. 7. Hannah. 8. 
John. 

{Family 98.) David Hall^, David*, Jonathan^, Thomas^, John' : 
b. Nov. 2, 1732 ; d. March 21, 1795, ae. 63. He was administrator 
of his father's estate; residence Wallingford. Children were : 

I. David (Family 160). 2. Elkanah, b. Nov. 30, 1767 (Family 161). 

[Family 99.) Asaph Hall^, David*, Jonathan^, Thomas% John' : 
b. June II, 1735, removed to Goshen, Conn., before July 4, 1758, 
where he d. 1800 ; he m., July 25, 1799, Esther MacNeil. He re- 
ceived a large landed property from his father in Goshen, and was an 
influential citizen, and an ardent patriot ; he raised a company of 
soldiers for service in the Revolutionary War, of which he was the 
lieutenant and John Sedgwick the captain, and was with Col. Ethan 
Allen at the taking of Ticonderoga ; he held the office of justice of 
the peace many years, and represented the town in General Court 
24 sessions, beginning with that of 1773 ; he was also a member of 
the convention which adopted the Federal Constitution ; his only 
son was Asaph, b. Aug. 8, 1800. 

{Family 100.) Mary Hall^, Isaac*, Jonathan^, Thomas^, John' : 
b. in Meriden, Oct. 6, 1742; d. Feb., 1788; m. John Ives^ h. 
July 4, 1749 ; d. Feb., 1816. Children were : 

I. Lucretia, m. Capt. Samuel Ives. 2. John, m. Martha Merri- 

man. 3. Isaac, m., ist, Benedict, m., 2d, White, of 

Danbury. 4. Levi, m., June 18, 1789, Fanny Silliman, and they 
were the parents of the noted Bishop Ives. 5. Joseph, m. Lucy, 

dau. of Benjamin Hall. 6. Joel, m. Hart. 7. Othniel, b. 

Aug. 17, 1779 (Family 163). 8. Titus, m. Ximena Yale. 9. Eli, 



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single. 10. Anna, m. Noah Foster. 11. Polly, m. John Hooker. 

12. Meriel, m. Clark, and moved to Canada. 

{Family 103.) Isaac Hall^, Isaac*, Jonathan^, Thomas% John' : 
b. May 7, 1745 ; m., ist, Phebe Ives^ and probably m., 2d, Lois Bulkley. 
Children were : 

I. Mary, b. July 21, 1766. 2. John, b. July 3, 1768. 3. Phebe, 

b. Jan. 31, 1770. 4. Elizabeth, b. 25, 1771. 5. Isaac, b. 

May 19, 1775. 6. Jonathan, b. Sept. i'5, 1776 (Family 164). 7. 
Clarissa, b. Aug. 12, 1779. 8. Abijah, b. 1781. 9. Sally, b. 1784. 

[Family 104.) Jonathan Hall^, Isaac% Jonathan^, Thomas^ 
John' : b. in Meriden, Dec. 11, 1757 ; d. June 6, 1832 ; m., A4ay 
14, 1777, Martha Collins^ d. May 1841, ae. 83. He was a physician, 
removed to New Hartford, N. Y., in 1787. Children were: 

I. Isaac, b. Feb. 22, 1778. 2. Keturah, b. Nov. 17, 1780. 3. 
Sylvia, b. Sept. 18, 1782. 4. Jonathan, b. Aug. 14, 1784. 5. Eli, 
b. May 14, 1786. 6. Ira, b. July 10,1788 (Family 165). 7. Mary 
Moss, b. April 12, 1790. 8. Agnes Collins, b. Aug. 6, 1793. 9. 
Amos Hull, b. Feb. 12, 1796. 10. Jedediah Sanger, b. Nov. 2, 
1797. II. Sarah T. b. May 6, 1799. 

[Family 105.) Benajah Hall^, EzekieH, Jonathan^, Thomas% 
John': b. 1762; m., Aug. 19, 1784, Ruth Francis. Children 
were : 

I. Orrin, b. June 5, 1785. 2. Esther, b. June 13, 1787. 3. Ruth, b. 
Aug. 25, 1789. 4. Nancy, b. Nov. 9, 1792. 5. Martha, b. July 

13, 1795. 6. Philo, b. May 13, 1798 (Family 166). 7. Jacob, b. 
April 5, 1801. 8. Joseph, b. Oct. 17, 1803. 9. Joel, b. Nov. 3, 
1805. 10. Lovineas, b. July 21, 1810. 

[Family 107.) Reuben Hall^, Ephraim'», Joseph^, Thomas^ 
John' : b. 1775 ; m.. May 25, 1797, Sally Miller. Children were : 

I. Alma, b. March 23, 1798. 2. Horace, b. April 17, 180c. 
3. Milla, b. Jan. 8, 1802. 4. Eli, b, Nov. 5, 1803, physician. 5. 
William, b. Feb. 21, 1806. 6. Reighly, b. April i, 1808. 

[Family 108.) RuFUS Hall^, Abraham-*, Daniel^, Thomas% John' : 
b. July 25, 1851 ; m., Nov. 14, 1772, Experience Foster. Children 
were : 

I. Hannah, b. Nov. 20, 1776. 2. Abraham, b. May 5, 1778* 
3. Anne, b. Aug. 13, 1779. 

[Family 109.) Prindle Hall^, John% DanieP, Thomas% John' : 
b. June 19, 1750 ; m., Dec. 5, 1771, Jmia Mix. Children were -. 

I. Ebenezer, b. March 26, 1773 (Family 167), 2. Aner b. 
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March 9, 1774 (.Family 168). 3. Anna, b. Oct. 7, 1776. 4. 
Lydia, b. Sept. 13, 1778. 5. Sarah, b. April 25, 1780. 

[Family 1 10 ^ David Hall^, John'*, Daniel3, Thomas% John'; 
b. Sept. 16, i;6i ; d. Aug, 3, 1843; residence Kingsboro, Wash- 
ington Co., N. Y.; m., ist, Dec. 1786, Hannah Doolittle \ m., 2, 
1827, Martha Lewis^ b. April 17, 1766 ; d. July 17, 1857. Chil- 
dren were : 

I. Benjamin, b. Oct. 8, 1787 ; d, March 26, 1849. 2- Betsey, 
b. Sept. 25, 1789; d. March 10, 1824. 3. Sally, twin to Betsey 
d. May 16, 1854. 4. Susan, b. July 20, 1793; ^- ^ov. 3, 1823. 
5. Phebe, b. Sept. 30, 1798 ; d. Sept. 23, 1864. 6. John, b. April 
10, 1800; d. Aug. 1876. 7. Hannah, b. Sept. 26, 1802 ; d. Jan. 
28, 1825. 8. Pamelia, b. Oct. 29, 1804; d. Sept. 5, 1819. 9. 
Juliette, b. Feb. 27, 1808 ; d. June 8, 1855. 

[Family 11 1.) Joseph Halls, pedigree as last given : b. Oct, 28, 
1770; d. March 13, 1831 ; lived on the homestead in Meriden, 
Conn.; m Hannah Francis. Children were : 

I. Sherman, b. April 26, 1806 ; d. Dec. 6, 1869, s. p. 2. John, 
b. Jan, 5, 1808 ; d. July 9, 1836, s. p. 3. Emery, b. Sept. 29 
1809; unmarried; living 1881. 4. Lucy, b. May 27, 1811 ; d. 
Feb. 18, 1818. 5. Julius, b. June 7, 1813 (Family 169). 6. Maria, b. 
Aug. 30, 1815 ; d. May 5, 1846. 

(Family Ii2.) Jeduthan Hall^, pedigree as last given : b. April 
25, 1773 ; d. July 9, 1851 ; m. Martha Francis^ sister to his brother 
Joseph's wife, she d. June 29, 1856 ; Residence Pittstown, Rens- 
selaer Co., N. Y. Children were : 

I. Charlotte, b. Sept. 30, 1799; d. July 22,1841. 2. Mary Ann, 
b. June 25, 1803 ; d. Feb. 28, 1836. 3. Roxy Lany, b. March 17, 
1807 ; living 1881. 4. Jane, b. Jan. 20, 1809 ; d. Jan. 20, 1870. 5. 
Jacob Francis, b. July 23,1815 ; living 1881. 

(Family 113.) Isaac Hall^, pedigree as last given ; b. May 28, 
l']'jb\ d. Jan. I, 1838 ; m. Rebecca Gijford ; m., 2d, Sarah Halladay. 
Children were : 

I. David, b. Dec. 15, 1801. 2. Jabish, b. Jan. 21, 1806; d. June 
23, 1869. 3. Jeduthan, b. June 12, 1811. 4. Harry, b. July 20, 
1817 ; he was in the U. S. regular army, and has not been heard from 
since. 5. Charles, b. Feb. 10, 1823 ; d. Feb. 7, 1867. 

[Family 114.) David Hall*^, Isaac^, John^, Daniel^, Thomas^, 
John' : b. Dec. 15, 1801 ; m. March 30, 1826, Phebe Hoag^ b. Nov. 
30, 1803. Children were : 

I. Isaac, b. Sept. 15, 1827 ; d. Jan. 13, 1828. 2. Ann Eliza, b. 



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Aug. 19, 1829. 3. Caroline, b. Feb. 21, 1831 \ d. Oct. 7, 1852. 4. 
Mary Ann, b. Sept. 8, 1832 ; d. June 28, 1852. 5. Rebecca, b. 
Sept. 16, 1834. 

[Faynily 115.) Amasa Hall^, SamueH, Daniel^, Thomas^, John' : 
b. about 1762 ; d. in Whitesboro, N. Y., on his way moving to the 
west ; m. Isabella dau. of Jonathan and Miriam (Strong) Shepard 
(see Strong Genealogy No. 25,583). Children were: 

I. Erastus, m. Laura Post. 2. Isabel, d. i860 ; m. Royal 

Sigsby ; had 7 children. 3. Aretus Ives, m. Stone. 4. Philetus 

Strong (twin to Aretus) m. Hawley ; lives in Fowler, Ohio. 

5. Mary, m. Beckwith ; lives in Pierpoint, Ohio. 6. Joseph. 

7. Linus, lives in Fowler, Trumbull Co., Ohio. 

Sixth Generation. 

[Family lib.) Ira Hall^, Daniel^, Jacobs Samuel^, John^, John' : 
b. Aug. 18, 1770. Children were : 

I. Elizur, b. June 28, 1798. 2, Cornelia, b. Nov. 20, 1800. 
3. Edward, b. Sept. 30, 1802. 4 Abigail, b. June 27, 1807. 5. 
Elizabeth, b. Oct. 2, 1816. 

[Family iij.) Lemuel Hall^, pedigree as above : b. May 2, 
1779 ; he was a merchant in New Haven, Conn., where he died. 
He built and was the owner of the store owned in 1870, by Austin 
and Gilbert, on the corner of Elm and Church streets. Children were : 
I. Harry, d. in New Haven. 2. Grace, and several others. 

[Family 118 ) Josiah Hall^ Hiel^, Petert, John3, John% John' : 
b. 1774 ; m., April 2, 1793, Martha^ dau. of Giles Hall. He was 
a deacon in the church. Children were : 

I. Thankful, b. May 23, 1796; m. Thaddeus Cook. 2. 
Catherine, b. May 18, 1798. 3. Eliza, b. May 15, 1800 ; 4. 
Eliza, b. July 25, 1801. 5. Edward L., b. May 13,1804; m. 
Mary K., dau. of Billious Cook. 6. George Chauncey, b. April 
19, 1806. 7. Martha R., b. Oct. 19, 1808; m. Thaddeus Cook. 
8. Josiah, b. June 15, 1812. 9. Ogden, b. Sept. 13, 1815. 10. 
David M., b. May 27, 1818; m. Catherine Cook. 11. James, b. 
April II, 1821. 

[Family 119.) Andrew Hall^, pedigree as last given : b. 1777 ; 
m., Sept. II, 1803, Lydia^ dau. of Ambrose Cook; was a physician. 
Children were : 

I. Alexander W., b. May 28, 1805. 2. Sarah R., b. Oct. 14, 
1806 ; m. Medad Munson, Esq. 3. Andrew C, b. June 7, 1810; 
d. in Philadelphia, interred in Wallingford. 4. Franklin D., b. 
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[Family 120.) Chauncey Hall^, pedigree as last given : b. Sept. 
8, 1778 j m., Feb. 6, 1803, Marrilla^ dau. of Samuel and Catharine 
Hall. Children were : 

I. Henry C , b. Jan. 19, 1804. 2. Samuel R., b. Nov. 11,1805. 
3. Elihu, b. June 2, 1807 ; m. Martha, dau. of Samuel Cook. 4. 
Lucretia, b. Dec. i, 1809. 5. Louisa, b. Jan. 29, 1812. 6. Lucy 
A., b. April 18, 1814 ; m,. Ira Yale, Jr. 7. Sidney, b. July 12, 
1816. 8. Elizabeth. 9. Marietta. 10. Celia. 

{Family 121.) Peter Hall^, pedigree as last given : b. May 31, 
1780 J m., Sept. 8, 1808, Delight^ dau. of Isaac Kirtland, son of 
Constant, son of John, son of John the emigrant, from Silver street, 
London, to Saybrook, Conn. They are of Scotch descent. Children 
were : 

I. Charles, m. Miss Foot. 

{Family 122.) Rice Hall^, pedigree as last given : b. May 2, 
1784; m., Nov. 19, 1806, Esther Hall. He was a physician. 
Children were : 

I. Hiel Beverly, b. Feb. 18, i8ir. 2. John M. 3. Marilla, b. 
May 25, 1813. 4. Henrietta E., b. Aug. 8, 18 15. 5. Ophelia, b. 
June 2, 1818. 6. Elizur Rice, b. June 25, 1821. 7. Philander. 

{Family 123.) Wooster Hall^, Peter^, Peter^, John3, John% John' : 
m., July 27, 1806, Chloe Cooley. Children were: 

I. Samuel B., b. Sept. 20, 1808. 2. Lydia, b. Nov. 16, 1810. 

3. Lydia. 4. Asahel, b. May 3, 1812. 5. Dinah, b. Oct. 7, 
1814. 6. Lois, b. Feb. 14, 1817. 

{Family 124.) Andrew Hall^, Joels, AsaheH, John3, John% 
John' : b. March 4, 1767 ; m. Dianah Cook. Children were : 

I. Betsey, b. Feb. 3, 1788. 2. Russell, b. Oct. 18, 1789 ; m 
Polly, dau. of Dr. Billious Kirtland, son of Constant, son of John 
of Saybrook, son of John the emigrant, from Silver street, London 
of Scotch descent (Family 171). 3. Liverius, b. Aug. 13, 1790 

4. Clarissa C, b. Nov. 28, 1793 ; m. Aimer Hall, Esq. 5. Susan 
b. March 18, 1795. 6. Sylvia, b. March 13, 1797; m. Thaddeus 
Cook. 7. Sinai, b. June 25, 1799; m. Frederick Lewis. 8. Wil- 
liam Cook, b. Jan. 11, 1802. 

[Family 125.) Augustus Hall^, pedigree as last given: b. May 
3, 1769; d. in Wallingford ; m., Feb. 10, 1794, Pamelia Hall. 
Children were : 

I. Eunice, b. March 3, 1796. 2. Joel, b. July 6, 1799. 

[Family 126.) Luther Hall^, pedigree as last given: b. Aug. 
16, 1776; m. Sarah . Children were: 



Halls of Walling ford. 1 1 7 

I. Emily, b. Sept. 6, 1800. 2. Julia A., h. Oct. 6, 1801. 3. 
William, b. Jan. 10, 1804. 4. Salley E., b. May 17, 1806. 5. 
Abraham R., b. Sept. 25, 1808. 6. Betsey P., b. May 8, 18 15. 

{Family 127.) Street T. Hall^, Streets, John% Johii3, Samuel% 
John' : b. Feb. 26, 1762. Children were: 

I. Sherlock, b. Nov. 3, 1792. 2. Elisha and 3. Rebecca Ann, b. 
Feb. 17, 1795, twins. 5. Alfred, b. July 17, 1797. 5- Ransom, 
b. April 28, 1803. 6. Carlos, b. July 4, 1806. 7. William 
Street, b. Marcb 6, 1809. 8. Mary Ann. 

{Family 128.) Giles Hall^, Giles'*: b. June 7. 1788 ; m. Susan 
Hall; he lived on his father's homestead. Children were : 

I. Elizabeth, b. Oct. 21, 1815 ; m. Elijah Rice. 2. William 
Cook, b. April 12, 1818; m. Sept. 12, 1843, Julia A. Johnson. 3- 
Emily, b. Aug. 16, 1820. 4. Henry Lyman, b. Nov. 25, 1824; 
he is a school teacher and farmer. 

[Family 129.) John Hall'\ pedigree as before : b. April 20, 1793 ; 

d. Feb. 26, 1835, ae. 53 ; m., ist, Abigail ; m., 2d, Deucy Strong. 

Children were : 

I. Stanley, b. March 20, 1805. 2. Apollos, b. Joly 12, 1807. 
3. Henry Franklin, b. Jnne 28, 1809. And by 2d wife : 4. Dency. 

5. Dwight, b. Aug. 19, 1814 ; he was a hotel keeper in the village. 

6. Elizur, b. Jan. 25, 1817 ; d. Sept. 26, 1857. 7- Adeline, b. 
June 2, 1820; d. Aug. 5, 1834. 8. Wolcott, b. Oct. 30, 1824. 

[Family 130.) William Brenton Hall^, BrentonS-, Samuel*, 
John3, Samuel% John': b. May 31, 1764; d. at Middletown, 1809 ; 
m. Mehitahle^ dau. of Gen. Samuel Holden Parsons. He was a 
prominent physician, first in Wallingford and then in Middletown, 
Conn. He was a graduate of Yale college of the class of 1786. 
Children were : 

I. Mehitable P., b. Dec. 23, 1796 ; d. in five days. 2. William 
Brenton, b. May 17, 1798; d. Feb. 5, 1824 •, m.. May 24, 1821, 
Mercy Hubbard, of Middletown, and had William Samuel, b. Feb. 
17. 1822, who lives in Montclair, N. J., unmarried. 3. Samuel 
Holden Parsons, b. June 28, 1804 (Family 172). 



Note. Gen. Samuel Holden Parsons was a lawyer. He m. Mehitable Mather of 
Lyme, Conn. He was appointed Brigadier General eighteen days before the battle at 
Long Island, and commanded the Connecticut troops in that engagement, and during the 
retreat from New York. Soon after. Congress promoted him to the rank of Major 
General in the Continsntd army, in which capacity he served during the war. He was 
the tried and trusted friend of Washington, who relied on his judgment and advice. Gen 
Paisons was one of the officers comprising the court which tried and condemned as a spy 



1 1 8 Hall Genealogy. 

{Family \T^\.) Collins Hall^, pedigree as above: b. Jan. 28, 
1766; m., March 17, 1795, Rebecca, b. Jan. 10, 1764. Children 
were : 

I. Abigail, b. Nov. 25, 1796. 2. Alma, b. Oct. 5, 1799. 3. 
Elisha, b. May i, 1803. 4. Erastus, b. Jan. 2, 1805. 5. Augus- 
tus, b. Oct. 30, 1806. 

{Family 132.) William L. Foot^, Abigail Halls, SamueH, John3, 
Samuel% John': b. Oct. 10, 1 778 ; d. in Cheshire; m., March 
1 801, Mary^ dau. of Dan Scoville, of Saybroolce ; was a physician 
and practiced in his native town until near his death \ was town 
clerk and Judge of Probate Court. Children were : 

I. William L., b. Nov. 21, 1802; was a physician; m., 1827, 
Mary Butler, of Branford. 2. Mary A., b. May 23, 1806. 3- 
Abigail H., b. April 28, 1808; m. Edward Doolittle, d. 1837. 4. 
Scoville D., b. April 10, 1810 ; m., 1836, Martha Whiting, of 
Milford, Conn., b. 1807. 5. Elias S., b. June 29, 1812. 6. John 
L., b. Sept. 14, 1817; merchant in Cheshire. 

{Family 133.) Samuel A. Foot^, pedigree as last given : b. in 
Cheshire Nov. 8, 1780 ; d. Sept. 16, 1846; m. Eudocia^ dau of 
Gen. Andrew Hull, of Cheshire, she d. Jan. 12, 1849, at the house 
of her son John A. Foot, Esq., of Cleveland, Ohio. He was a 
member of the House of Representatives, and Senator, and Gov. of 
Conn, (see History of Wallingford). Children were : 

I. John Alfred, b Nov. 28, 1803; lawyer, Cleavland, Ohio. 2. 
Andrew Hull, b. Sept. 12, 1806; Rear Admiral U. S. Navy; de- 
ceased. 3. Roderick A., b. Oct. i, 1808 ; d, Feb. 24, 1810. 4. Au- 
gustin Edwin, b. Dec. 31, 18 10 ; cashier, Cleveland, O. 5. Wm. 
Henry, b. Feb. i, 1817; d. March 6, 1827. 6. Edward Dorr, b. 
Feb. 3, 1820 ; d. Feb, 9, 1831. 

(i^«OT//v 1 34.) Horatio Gates Hall^, Calebs : m. Polly ^ b. 

Aug. 25, 1777, dau. of Benjamin Byington. Children were : 

I. Augustus, b. July 1 1, 1799 ; m. Rhoda Doolittle 2. Lyman, 
b. May 7, 1802; d. at Amesville, Conn.; m. Button; 3, 



the unfortunate Major Andre. Lippincott's Biographical Dictionary credits him with 
being the first to suggest a general Congress of the United States. He wat a member of 
the Connecticut State Convention which adopted the Federal Constitution. He was ap- 
pointed, by President Washington, in 1789, the first judje of the territory north-west of 
the Ohio river. The father of Gen. Parsons was the celebrated Jonathan Parsons, of 
Newburyport, Mass., a distinguished divine in his day, and an intimate friend of George 
Whitefield, who died at his house. His mother was sister of Gov. Matthew Griswoid, of 
Connecticut, who was conspicuous for his energetic councils and active measuret during 
the Revolutionary war. 




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Halls of Walling jord. 1 1 9 

Horace, b. May 25, 1 804; m., 2d, Buell. 4, Mary, b. 

March 16, 1807; m. Leverett Allen. 5. Josiah H. 6. Abigail. 
[Family 135.) Aaron Hall^, Timothys, Caleb'*, John3, Samuel% 
John': b. in Cheshire, Conn., June 27, 1751 ; d. Aug. 12, 1814, in 
the 64th year of his age. Graduated at Yale ; ordained first minis- 
ter of Keene, N. H., 1778, and continued pastor until his death, 
1814, in the 37th year of his settlement ; his salary was stipulated 
at $266.66 yearly. There was a silver spoon in his possession 
marked " John and Mary Hall," the tradition of which is that it 
was brought over with the first emigrant ancestor ; but the name 
marke 1 on it indicate its possessors to have been of the 2d genera- 
tion. Children were : 

I. Sally Ann (Family 173). 2. Aaron (Family 174). 3. David, 
was a worthy ship master. 4. Hannah (Family 175). 5 Abby 
Ann, not married. 

[Family 136.) Charles Chauncey Hall^, Charles C^., Benja- 
min'', John3, Samuel^, John': b. March 9, 1762 ; was a farmer in 
Cheshire. Children were : 

I. Charles Chauncey. 2. Eliza; m. Jesse L. Nichols, of Wol- 
cott. 3. Lyman, d. in New Haven. 4. Augustus, residence 
Bradford. 5. George, residence Cheshire. 6. James R., resi- 
dence Cheshire ; m. Cook. 

[Family 137.) Andrews Hall^, Benjamins, Benjamin^, John3, 
Samuel^, John' : b. Aug. 15, 1759; m., Dec. 3, 1800, Sylvia 
Blakeslee. Children were : 

I. William A., b. June 8, 1803. ^- Sylvia, b. April 18, 1805. 
3. Abigail, b. June 14, 1807. 4. Mary, b. April 24, 1810; m. 
McKenzie. 

[Family 138.) Adnah Hall^, pedigree as above: b. May 8, 1772- 

d. June 17, 1838, ae. 66; m, Elizabeth ~, d. i860. Children 

were : 

I. Valucia, b. March 29, 181 1. 2. Wilfred, b. July 25, 1815. 
3. Temperance, b. May 24. 1817. 4. Harvey S., b. April 9,1819. 
5. Ezekiel, b. Jan. 23, 1822 

[Family 139.) Asaph Hall^, pedigree as before: b. Oct. i, 1781 ; 
d. P^eb. 12, 1839, ae. 58; m. Thankful . Children were: 

I. Merab, b. June 24, 1812 ; m. George Peck, of Cheshire. 2. 
Benjamin H., b. Aug. 2, 1815. 3. Asa, b. July f, 1821. 

[Family 140.) Abner Hall^, Isaacs, Eliakim3, John3, Samuel^, 
John'' : b. in Wallingford April 28, 1764. Children were : 

I. Betsey. 2. Esther. 3. Abner. 4. Cynthia. 5. Sally. 6. 



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Calvin. 7. Abigail. 8. David. 9. Mary, brought up by her 
uncle Mosely, and m., in Wallingford, Vr., N. W. Johnson. And 
by 2d wife: 10. Mosely, 11. Isaac. 12. Lucretia. 

{Family 141.) Elizabeth Hall^, pedigree as above : b. April 28, 
1764; d Jan., 1845, 32. 81; m. Nicholas yo?7^5, of Wallingford, 
Conn. Children were : 

I. Anna. 2. Betsey. 3. Esther, m. Nathaniel Doolittle. 4. 
Street. 5. Sarah, m. Dickerman. 

[Family 142.) Esther Hall^, pedigree as above : b. Dec. 151 
1765 ; m. . Children were: 

I. Horace 2. Sally. 3. Betsey. 4. Isaac. 5. May. 6. Joel. 
7. Esther. 

[Family 143.) Mary Hall^, pedigree as above: b. Nov. 24, 
1767; m. Philip Edgerton^ of Wallingford, Vt. Children were: 

I. Isaac, b. Dec. 4, 1797. 2. Hiram. 3. Edmund. 4. Philip. 

[Family 144.) Eliakim Hall^, pedigree as before: b. Jan. 21, 
1770 ; m., March 13, 1794, Clarissa Cook. He was an inn keeper 
in the Muddy River district, Wallingford, Conn ; he was a Col. 
Children were ; 

I. Sukey, b. Jan. 15, 1797 ; m. Morse. 2. Ogden, b. 

1802 ; d. Feb. 1803. 3. Jane Ann, b. Aug. 5, 1806 ; m. Charles 
Green. 4. Margaret, b. Jan, 5, 1810; m. George Vincent. 

[Family 145.) Mosely Hall^, pedigree as above : b, in Walling- 
ford, Conn,; removed to Wallingford, Vt., when a young man, and 
died there at a good old age. He m., March 12, 1795, Mary Ed- 
gerton, who also lived to old age. They were a very worthy couple. 
He was a deacon in the Congregational church, and a man of leading 
influence also in the business of the town. He wrote many wills 
for others, but concluded not to make one for himself; he owned a 
good farm, which he improved. He was a man above suspicion or 
reproach, and possessed a good practical judgment and general in- 
telligence ; he was a man of firmness, energy and great kindness. 
In personal appearance he was above the medium size, with some 
what prominent features, and a little stooping as he became old, but 
of a dignified bearing. He had heavy overshadowing evebrows, 
and greyish eyes. He was social, and could enjoy a pleasant laugh 
even in old age. Children were : 

I. Phebe, b. Dec. 31, 1795. 2. Robinson (Family 176). Phebe, 
m. Samuel Townsend, a merchant of Wallingford, Vt., and died 
early, leaving one child, Emeline, b. about 1820, and died about 



Halls af Walling ford. • 121 

1843 ^^ 4- Enieline took a great interest in her Hall connections 
and had compiled the whole, or nearly the whole, of the descendants 
of her ancestor, Eliakim Hall, of Wallingford, Conn., the grand- 
father of Dea. Mosely Hall, from which extracts were taken in 
1842 by the compiler of this book, but not then expecting to need 
the more remore branches, they were neglected. 

[Family 1^6.) Dickerman Hall^, pedigree as last given : b. 1774; 
d. Sept. 18, 1838; m., ist, March 13. 1796, Lucy Hough ; m., 2d, 
I'io'}^^ Miss Hannah Bishop ; resided in Wallingford, Conn. Chil- 
dren were : 

I. Rebecca, b. Feb. 23, 1797; m. Hall. 2. Hannah, b. 

March 22, 1799; m,, ist, Hull, of Meriden ; m., 2d, 

Andrews. 3. Lucy, b. July 2, 1801 ; m. Yale. By 2d 

wife : 4. Henrietta, b. June 28, 1804 ; m. Abiah Child, cousin to 
Rev. Willard Child, minister of Pittsford, Vt. 5. William Mosely, 
b. Feb. II, 1806. 6. Mary Ann, b. Oct. 31, 1807; m, Jane 
Baldwin. 7. Cornelia, b. Feb. 17, 181 1 ; m. Dr. Charles Pomeroy, 
of Wallingford. 8. Frances A., b. Oct. 9, 1813 ; m. Beverly 
Hall, the famous razor strop manufacturer. 9. Harriet. 

{Family 147.) Isaac Hall^, pedigree as last given : b. July 19, 
1776 ; was living in Wallingford, Vt. (Sugar Hill), 1845 ; m., Sept. 
6, 1803, Charlotte Barrows^ and had one child, Charlotte, m. Judge 
Joel W. Ainsworth, of Wallingford, Vt.; had one child, Frances 
Cornelia, b. July 7, 1841. 

{Family 148.) Abigail Hall^, pedigree as last given: b. Nov. 
22, 1778; m. Alvan Bradley. Children were: 

I. Emeline, m. John Ives, of Wallingford, Vt. 2. Edwin. 3. 
Mary, and others. 

{Family 149.) Day Hall*, pedigree as last given : b. Aug. 20, 
1781 ; m. Mary Weld. Children were: 

I. Emeline, m. Isaac B. Munson, of Wallingford, Vt., and had 
children : i. Cornelia ; ii. William Day ; iii. Sarah Louisa ; iv. 
Harriet Ellen; v. Isaac. 

[Family 150.) Lyman Hall*, pedigree as last given: b. March 
31, 1784; m. Laura Edgerton. Children were: 

I. Harriet. 2. Lyman. 

{Family 151.) Eunice Hall", Eliakinis, Eliakim'», Jobn3, Samuel^ 
John^ : b. Feb. 19, 1770; m. Josiah James Linsly. Children were : 

I. Eliakim, b. Sept. 1797; d. Feb. 1863 ; m. and settled on his 
father's homestead in Brantford, Conn. 2. Rachael, b. 1800 ; m. 



122 Hall Genealogy. 

1823, Scranton, of Penn., and d, 1840. 3. Jared, b. Oct. 

30, 1803; grad. at Yale 1826; studied medicine and settled in 
practice in New York city, where he has obtained honor and emi- 
nence for his skill, and respect for his literary attainments. He has 
been in practice in New York for the past fifty years, and is still 
active in his profession. 

[Family 152.) John Morse Hall^, pedigree as last given: b. 
May 25, 1775; d. Dec. 11, 1837; m., April 14, 1800, Lizzie 
Meigs^ d. Dec. 15, 1843, ae. 65. Children were : 

I. Lizzie, b. Nov. 17, 1801. 2. Mary, b. Dec. 6, 1802. 3. 
John Meigs, d. July 3, 1851, in Wallingford ; m. Miss Gilbert, sister 
of Rev. E. R. Gilbert. 4. Ellen"A. 5. A daughter. 6. Eliza M. 
7. Helen. 8. Mary. 

[Family 153) Nathan Hall^, Hezekiahs, Eliakim'', John^, 
Samuel', John' : b. Nov. 6, 1788 ; d. Aug. 18, J 741, ae. 53, m. 
Polly^ dau. of Nathaniel Andrews and Mary Ives. Children were : 

I. Ruth. b. March 16, 1815 ; m. Sherman Austin. 2. Hancock, 

b. June 4, 1817 ; m. Coe, of Meriden. 3. Lucretia D., b. 

March 18, 1821. 4. Viney, b. Dec. 23, 1822. 

[Family 154.) Theophilus Hall"^, Theophilus^, Theophilus^, 
Samuel3, Samuel^, John': b. April 20, 1773 ' ^- suddenly at Lenox, 
Mass., Sept. 26, 1815, ae. 42 ; m., March 24, 1803, Bethia^ b. July 
4, 1784; dau. of Ephraim and Bulah (Galpin) Miriam, son of Ben- 
jamin and Mary (Berry) Miriam. It is believed that the Miriam 
family came to Lynn, Mass. Bulah, was the dau. of Samuel and 
Abigail (Ward) Galpin. Theophilus Hall, was a physician in 
Meriden of reputation and skill. A monument is erected to his 
memory in the grave yard at Meriden. He was kind and benevolent 
as a husband, parent, and neighbor. His widow m. Hezekiah Price, 
a widower, of Meriden, and had a family ; she lived to a happy, 
serene, and beautiful old age. The children of Dr. Hall were : 

I. Harry William, b. July 21, 1804; d. Sept. 20, 1807. 2. 
Eliza, b. June 17, 1806; m., 1826, Beri Andrews and settled in 
Penfield, Ohio, and had a family of- children. 3. Nancy Maria, b. 
June 22, 1808 ; m John Yale, of Meriden, and had several chil- 
dren. 4. Fidelia, b. April 20, 1810 (Family 155). 5. A son, b. and 
d. May 18, 1812. 6. Hiram Augustus, b. Sept. i, 1814 ; d. May 
23, 1815. 7 Henry Theophilus, b. April 19, 1816; d. in two 
days. 

[Family 155.) Avery Hall*^, pedigree as last given : b. May 25, 
1779 ; m. and removed to Loraine Co. Ohio. Children were : 



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I. Selden, b. Sept. 21, 1801. 2. Alfred, b. May 18, 1803. 

[Family 156.) GeORGE Hall^, Samuel5,SamueH, SamueP, Samuel^, 
John': b. Aug. 15, 1780; m. Lucinda . Children were: 

I. Julia E. H., b. Sep. 14, 1815. 2. George, b. July 28, 1818. 
3. Lament P., b. Oct. 7, 1820. 4. Nancy, b. Oct. 3, 1822. 5. 
Julia, b. Dec. 23. 1834. 6. Mary A., b. Nov. 11, 1843. 

[Family 157.) Richard Hall^, pedigree as last given: b. Jan. 
26, 1785 ; m. Nancy ^ dau. of Ambrose Cook. Children were : 

I. Philander, b. July 25, 1806. 2. Susan, b. Sept. 16, 1808; 

m. Phinney. 4. Jerusha, b. Nov. 9, 1809 ; m. William 

Eaton. 4, Eliza, m. William Lewis. 

[Family 158.) Thomas Hall^, Titus^, Thomas^, Thomas3, 
Thomas% John' : b. Sept. 5, 1763 ; d. 1810 \ m., April 21, 1785, 
Abigail^ b. Feb. 24, 1766, d. Oct. 28, 1828. Children were: 

I. Vincey, b. Oct. 2, 1786; d. Nov. 15, 1816. 2. Titus, b. 
Aug, II, 1788; d. March 20, 1853 ; some of his descendants live 
in Lockport, N. Y. 3. Elizabeth, b. Aug. i, 1790 ; d. May 4, 
1868. 4. John, b. Nov. 7,1792; d. July 19, 1794. 5. Lewis, 
b. Sept. 3, 1796 ; d. 1830 

[Family 159.] Joshua Hall^, Giles^, Joshua'*: m. March 21, 
1804, Sophronia Gates. Children were : 

I. William Chauncey, b. May 5, 1805. 2. Roderic, b. Dec. 

.21, 1806. 3. James M., b. March 3, 1809. 4. Dwight, b. Jan. 24, 

181 1. 5. Delilah, b. March 29, 1813. 6. Henrietta, b June 24, 

1815. 7. Lois, b Feb. 3, 1818. 8. Jennette, b. Dec. 18, 1821. 

9. Alexander, b. Aug. 24, 1824; m. Potter, of Northford. 

[Family 160.) David Hall^, David^, David'*, Jonathan3, Thomas^, 
John': (1. 1825; his wife Thankful^ d. Sept. 26, 1826, ae. 61: 
Children were : 

I. Charlotte, b. July 24, 1791 ; m. Lindley. 2. Aimer, 

b. Sept. 10, 1793 (Family 179). 3. Alethia, b. Oct. 11, 1795 ; m. 
Wooster Martin. 4. Stephen, went west. 

[Family 161.) Elkanah Hall^, pedigree as above: b. I'jb'j ; 
d. 1838, ae. 71 ; m. Sarah . Children were : 

I. Harry, b. July 28, 1797- 2. Eliakim, b. Nov. 19, 1799. 3. 
Isaac N., b Feb. 14, 1802. 4. Alexander, b. Jan., 1805. 

[Family 162.) Asaph Hall^, Asaph^, David"*, Jonathan,3 Thomas^ 
John': b. in Goshen, Conn., Aug. 8, 1800; d. of fever, in the 
State of Georgia, Sept. 6, 1842. Residence Goshen, Conn., m. 
Jan. 29, 1829, Hannah C. Palmer. Mr. Hall inherited a handsome 
property, but had been^unfortunate in business, and lost it. He was 



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struggling to regain a competency with a tair prospect of success, 
when stricken with disease and death ; his children were: 

I. Asaph, b. Oct. 15, 1829 (Family 180). 2. Hannah H., b. 
Aug, 26, 1831 ; m. John Fox. 3. Adelaide, and 4. Adeline, twins, 
b. March 3, 1833. 5- Lyman, b. May 16, 1835 ; m. Mary E. Gil- 
man. 6. Mary C, b. March 30, 1837; m. George W, Humphrey. 

{Family 163.) Othniel Ives^ (John Ives) Mary Hall^, Isaac*, 
Jonathans, Thomas'*, John' : b. Aug, 17, 1779 ' '^' ''^^ Sarah^ dau. 
of Nathaniel Yale, Oct. 28, 1800 ; m., 2d, Oct. 26, 1815, Rosetta. 
Residence East Meriden, Children were : 

I. Eliza, b. Jan. 17, 1804 ; m. March 14, 1824, Edwin R. Yale, 
and d. 1846. 2. Elias, b. Jan. 7, 1806; m., 1827, Cornelias 
Pomcroy. 3. Eli, b. Jan. 7, 1809 -, m Gelina Ann Pomeroy. 4. 
Otheniel, b. Nov. 26, 1812 ; m., ist, Julia Cook; m,, 2d, Mary 
Howard. 5. Isaac J., b. Jan. 21, 1817 ; d. 1850 ; m., 1847, 
Elioise White, of Danbury, Conn. 6. Sarah Rosetta, b. Nov, 23, 
1818 ; m. Harvey Miller. 7. Juliette, b. May 13, 1822 ; d. 1855 ; 
m., 1842, Eli Butler. 8. John, b. Dec. 26, 1825 ; m., ist, 1847, 
Elina Berdsey ; m., 2d, Wealthy Merwin. 9. Frederic W., b. 
Jan. 27, 1828 ; m. Frances Jones. 10. Russell Jennings, b. July 
17, 1830; m., 1st, 1853, Flory Ann White; m., 2d, Eliza, dau. of 
Dea. John Yale. 

(Family 164.) Jonathan Hall^, Isaacs, Isaac*, Jonathans, 
Thomas', John^: b. Sept. 15, 1776 ; d. Feb. 22, 1841, as. 64 ; m., 
ist, Elizabeth, dau. of John G. Hoadley ; m., 2d, Sally, dau. of 
William Jenks. Residence Leyf'en, Lewis Co., N. Y. Children 
were : 

I. Jehiel, b. Nov. 16, 1803; m., Aug. 10, 1826, Louisa Wilson. 

2. Daniel, b. July 30, 1805 ; m., Oct. 3, 1834, Mary D. Sperry. 

3. Mary, b. June 23, 1812 ; m., Feb. 6, , Silas Cary. 4. 

Abigail, b. Dec. 22, 1813; m., March 5, 1834, Rev. David A. 
Barney. 5. Jonathan, b. Aug. 22, 1815 ; m., Nov. 9, 1840, Ann 
Henry, 6. Sally, b. April 28, 1817; m., Sept. 9, 1839, Robert 
Harvey. 7. Isaac, b. 1818, was a capt.; m., May i, 1845, Amanda 
Thayer. 8, Julia, b. April 3, 1820. 9. William Jenks, b. Dec. 
22, 1 821 ; m. Emiline Stone. 10. Phebe Ives, b. Feb. r8, 1824 ; 
m., Nov. 3, 1844, Amos Chamberlain. 11. Eunice, b. Feb. 18, 
1827 ; m., April 26, 1866, Franklin A. Thomas. 12. Newton, b. 
Sept. 16, 1829; was a major; m. April 26, 1866, Elmira Brainard. 
13. Maria K., b. July 4, 1831 : m., Nov. 16, 1854, Charles G. 
Dewey. 



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[Family 165.) Ira Hall^, Jonathan^, Isaac*, Jonathans, Thomas% 
John': b. in New Harttbrd, Oneida Co., N. Y., July 10, 1788 ; d. 
Jan. 19, i860, ae. 71 ; m., ist, Kate Rose ; m., 2d, Marc'ia Rounds. 
He was a physician and practiced in Skeneatelas, N. Y. Children 
were : 

I. Nathan Kelsey, b. March 28, 1810 (Family 181). 2. Ira V., 
b. Aug. 3, 181 1. 3. Ira, b. Aug. 4, 1814. 4. Catharine, b. Dec. 
3, 1816. 5. Mary, b. Sept. 17, 1819. 6. Eli Q., b. June 21, 
1822. 7. Sylvester R., b. July 3, 1826. 8. Sarah, b. March i, 
1829. 9. Marcia, b. Sept. 29, 1831. 10. Jane, b. April 4, 1836. 

{Jbamily 166.) Philo Hall^, Benajah^, EzekieH, Jonathans, 
Thomas", John': b. May 13, 1798; m. Thankful Morse. Children 
were : 

I. Lovinia, b. March 13, 1823. 2. Bennet, b. May 10, 1824. 
3. Philo Fayette, b. Sept. 15, 1825. 4. Emery Osgood, b. Sept. 
I, 1827. 5. Almira C, b. Feb. 18, 1828. 6. Truman Gerrard, 
b. Jan, 24, 1832. 7. Harriet Newell, b. Feb. 18, 1833. 

{Family 167.) Ebenezer Hall^, Prindles, John'', Daniels, 
Thomas'', John': b. March 26, 1773; m. Hannah Cranston; she 
d. 1851. Children were : 

I. Sarah. 2. Keziah. 3. Aner, lives at Glens Falls, N. Y. 4. 
Robert. 

[Family ib^.) Aner Hall^, pedigree as above: b. March 9, 1774; 
d. Oct. 2, 1848 ; m. Hannah Husefield ; she d. Feb. 21, 1852. 
Residence Johnsonsville, Rensselaer Co., N. Y. Children were: 

I. Isaac, b. May 24, 1800. 2. Charles, b. July 4, 1803. 3. 
Hannah, b. April 4, 1805. 4 Lydia, b. June 6, 1807. 5. Martha 
and 6. Mary, twins, b. Jan. 31, 1810. 7. William Henry, b. 
March 8, 1814. 8. Cynthia, b. Jan 13, 1822. 

[Family 169.) Julius Hall^, Josephs, John-*, Daniels, Thomas% 
John' : b. June 7, 1813 ; m. May i, 1853, Lanra L. Parker., and 
lives on the old homestead. Children were : 

T. Grace Maria, b. Nov. 26, 1854. 2. Ida Jane, b. April 4, 
1856. 3. John Parker, b. Aug. 30, 1857. 4- Mary Frances, b. 
Aug. 17, 1861. 5. Emma Cedelia, b. Jan. 29, 1864. 6. Dexter 
Emery, b. Jan. 20, 1870. 

Seventh Generation. 

[Family 171.) Russell Hall^, Andrew^, Joel^, AsaheH, Johns, 
John%John': b. Oct. 18,1789; m. Po//j, dau. of Dr. Bilious Kirtland, 
son of Cortland, son of John of Saybrook, son of John the emigrant 



126 Hail Genealogy. 

of Silver street, London, of Scotch descent. Mr. Hall was a colonel. 
Resided in Wallingford. Children were : 

I. Caroline Diana, b. Sept. 3, 1815. 2. Eliza Ann, b. Sept. 13, 
1817. 3. George Kirtland, b. July 7, 1819. 4. Mary Augusta, 
b. May II, 1822. 5. Sarah Potter, b. July 26, 1824. 

{Family 172.) Samuel H. P. Hall^, Wm. Brenton^, Brenton^, 
Samuel^ JohnS, Samuel^, John'; b. at Middletown, Conn, June 28, 
1804; d. at Binghamton, N. Y., March 5, 1878 i m.. May 14, 
1826, Emeline Bulkley^ of Rockey Hill, Conn. ; m., 2d, May 20, 
1857, Elenora L. Robbins^ of New Hartford, N. Y., s. p. After the 
death of his father in 1809, Samuel went to live with his uncle Enoch 
Parsons, who also lived at Middletown, and was president of the Con- 
necticut branch of the United States Bank from 1818 until the expi- 
ration of its charter. Mr. Hall resided at Rockey Hill and engaged in 
business there until 1837, except one year in Buffalo. In 1837 he 
removed to Binghamton, N. Y., where he engaged in mercantile 
pursuits for a number of years. He held several minor offices of 
trust and in 1846 he was elected State Senator for a term of four 
years, by a majority of 1700 from the Sixth district, then composed 
of nine counties. He was a Silver Gray Whig. Children were : 

I. Charles Samuel, b. May 10, 1827 ; m., Jan. 3, 1858, Mary 
R. Harris, of Ballston Spa, N. Y. ; she d. 1878 ; is a merchant 
of Binghamton, N. Y. ; children were : i. Louisa Harris, b. March 
17, 1858, d. Sept. 4, 1858; ii. Charles Harris, b. May 19, i860; iii. 
Arnold Harris, b. May 5, 1863; iv. Samuel Holden Parsons, b. 
Oct. 10, 1808. 2. William Brenton, b. July 15, 1829; d. Jan. 
12, 1856, s, p. ; m., March, 185 1, Elizabeth S. J. Paddock, of 
Binghamton. 3. Josephine Emeline Mehitable, b. March 17, 
1831 ; d. Jan. 12, 1857 ' ^-i ^^7 ^li ^^SSi Hugh Allen, of Brooklyn, 
N. Y., had Josephine Annie Emeline, b. Dec. 25, 1856, is living in 
Brooklyn. 4. Theodore Parsons, b. Dec. 15,1835; m., Jan. 11, 
i860, Alexandrine L. Godfrey, of Detroit, Mich. ; is a ship owner 
and transporter of Detroit. 5. Richard Henry, b. Oct. 28, 1829 ; 
d. Oct. 7, 1872 ; m., Oct. 28, 1861, Hannah Prescott Trowbridge, 
of New York city, had Edwin Trowbridge, b. Dec. 16, 1863. 

BuLKLEY Pedigree. 

I. Robert Bulkley— Bulclegh, or Bulkeley, or Buckley — was 
of Buclegh or Bucklegh Manor, was one of the old English 
Barons in county of Cheshire, in the time of King John, who died 
A. D., 1216. 



Halls of Wallingford 1 27 

2. William de Bulkeley. 

3. Robert deBullceley, son and heir, married a daughter of Butler 
of Besosey Warrington. 

4.. William de Bulkeley, 1302, married Maud, dau. of Sir John 
Davenport. 

5. Robert had Eaton in Devenham and Alstenham ; married 
Agnes B. 

6. Peter, of Houghton, married Viola, daughter and heiress of 
Thomas Bird, of Alpraham, 1350. From him descended the Bulk- 
ley Viscounts of Ireland, the daughter of one oi whom married the 
Duke of Brunswick, son of Charles 2d, King of England. 

7. John of Houghton married Adenne, daughter and heiress of 
John Fettey, of Woove. 

8. Hugh de Buclkeley, of Woove, married Hellen, daughter and 
heiress of Thomas Wilbraham, of Woove. Hugh died 1452. 

9. Humphrey, of Woove, married Grisell, daughter and heiress 
of John Molton, of Molton. 

10. William, of Oakley, married Beatrice, daughter of William 
Hill, of Bunsingstall. 

11. Thomas, of Woove, married Elizabeth, dau^^hter of Randall 
Grosvenor Billeport. 

12. Edward, D. D., Rector of Odell, married Olive Islby. 

13. Peter, B. D., b. Jan. 31, 1583, graduate at St. John's Col- 
lege, 1608. Was a minister in England many years ; was a non- 
conformist, and at the age of 50 years embarked for America on 
board the Susan and Ellen, 1635 ; landed at New London, Conn., 
and soon after became the minister of Concord, Mass., where he 
died, March 9, 1659, in the 78th year of his age. He was a 
thorough scholar and elevated devotional christian, laborious in his 
profession, evangelical, faithful and remarkably energetic, of power- 
ful and persuasive eloquence. The Indians named him the man 
of "big prayer." He married, ist, Jane, daughter of Sir Thomas 
Allen, of Goldington, by whom he had nine sons, Edward, who suc- 
ceeded him as minister of Concord ; Thomas and John, and two 
daughters ; one of whom, Elizabeth, married Rev. Joseph Emerson, 
of Mendon, Mass.; m., 2d, Grace, daughter of Sir Richard Chit- 
wood, by whom he had sons John, Gersham, Peter and one daugh. 
ter 

14. Gersham, b. soon after his parents landed at New London ; 
his mother was thought to have died three days previous, but being a 
" lady," was not hurried at sea, however, she was not dead, and 



128 Hall Genealogy. 

lived many years afterwards. Gersham was for many years minister 
of New London ; became surgeon in the army, and practiced medi- 
cine many years in Wethersfield. He was [also learned in the law, 
and was esteemed very highly throughout the whole country. He 
died at Wethersfield. His wife was Sarah, daughter of Charles 
Chauncey, President of Harvard College. Children were: 

15. Edward, m. Dorothy Prescott, of Concord, 1673, sister of 
the wife of Rev. Dr. David Hall, of Sutton, whose mother was 
dau. of Rev. Edward Bulkley, son of Rev. Peter Bulkley, of Con- 
cord. 

16. Charles, m., 1703, Mary Sage, of Middletown. 

17. Charles, m., 1738, Mary Griswold, of Hartford. 

18. Charles, m., 1760, Eunice, dau. of John Robbins, of Rockey 
Hill, Conn. 

19. Emeline, m. Samuel Holden Parsons Hall, of Middletown, 
afterwards of Binghamton, N. Y. 

{Family 173.) Sally Ann Hall?, Aaron^, Calebs, SamueH, 
John3, Samuel^, John' : b. in Keene. N. H. ; d. in Keene, Dec, 
1873, '" ^^ 93*^ y^^' of her age; m. Elijah Parker^ Esq.^ of Keene. 
She was a remarkable woman, and a " Mother in Israel " for over 
a half of a century, and was the oldest person but one in the town 
at her death. Her powers of body and mind were well preserved 
to extreme old age, lost three children in infancy. Children were ; 

I. David Hall, not now living, he had three children. 2. Henry 
E., has been for many years a distinguished professor in Dartmouth 
College. I have received from him most of my information con- 
cerning the family. 3. Horatio George, was Judge of Probate in 
Greenfield, is now a prominent lawyer of Boston ; resides at Cam- 
bridge ; had several children. 4. Charles Edward., is an architect 
of Boston ; resides at Auberndale. 5. Mary, is one of older children, 
and is the wife of the late Judge Joel Parker, of Cambridge, Mass.; 
had three children. 

[Family 174.) Aaron Hall?, pedigree as last given : b. in Keene, 
N. H. Was for many years a merchant and apothecary, and an 
esteemed citizen of Keene. Children were : 

I. Edward, was not married, for many years he was the greatly 
esteemed physician in Auburn, N. Y., and superintendent of the In- 
stitution for the Insane. 2. Lucius Henry, d. when a law student. 
3. Julia Eliza. 

[Family 175.) Hannah Hall?, pedigree as last given: m. Mr. 
Bliss, of Adams, N. Y. Children were : 



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Halls of Wallingford. 1 29 

I. Alfred. 2. Hiram. 3. Hannah. 4. Louisa. 5. Caroline. 

{Family 176.) Robinson Hall?, Mosely^, Isaac^, Eliakim^ John^, 
Samuel% John' : b. in Wallingford, Vt. ; m. Sarah Munson. He 
was a general of militia, and an influential citizen ; it is said that he 
lost severely by his zeal to carry a railroad from Troy through the 
valley near his house in Wallingford to Rutland ; he was a portly 
and noble looking man. Children were : 

I. Esais. 2. Walter Day. 3, Isaac Mosely. 4. Cornelias. 

[Family 177.) Fidelia Hall?, Theophilus", Theophilus^, Theo- 
philus'* : b. April 20, 1810; m., Sept., 1837, Seymour TVestley 
Baldwin^ widower of Elyria, Lorain Co., Ohio. Mr. C. C. Bald- 
win, of Cleveland, Ohio, was her step-son, who has sent me this 
account of her father's family and other accounts of this branch of 
the Hall family, speaks of her in the highest degree of respect and 
affection. Children were : 

I. John Hall, b. 1838; was in 1866, a member of the firm of 
Clark & Baldwin, wholesale dealers in Yankee notions and drug- 
gists' articles. No. 141 Fulton street, New York, and of Baldwin & 

Clark, manufacturers. 2. Wilbur Rice, m., 1841, Irvine; 

resides in Elyria, and is interested with his father in mercantile 
business. 

[Family 178.) PoMEROY Hall?, ^, 5^ Theophilus^, Sam- 
uels, Samuel% John'.- b. May 8, 1796; d. July 9, 1865; m. Oct- 
5, 1823, Emeline U. Bulkky, of Colchester, Conn. Pomeroy Hall 
was a descendant of Rev. Theophilus Hall, of Meriden. His 
grandfather was a physician ; two of his sons moved to the Black 
River county, N. Y. The father of Pomeroy married a w'd Pome- 
roy, who had children, and died leaving only this son. Pomeroy Hall 
went to Colchester in 1822, and was a prominent citizen and mer- 
chant of that town for many years. Children were: 

I. Edwin Bulkley, b. Feb. 5, 1826 ; d. June 17, 1826. 2. Cor- 
nelia Pomeroy, b. May 18, 1828 (Family A). 3. Jane Elizabeth, 
b. Jan. 20, 1830 (Family B). 4. Frances Emeline, b. Aug. 22, 
1833. 5- Charles Edwin, b. Oct. 10, 1835 ; d. Jan. 14, 1836. 6. 
Samuel Loomis, b. Oct. 20, 1837; d. Feb. 15, 1837. 7. Sarah 
Pamelia, b. Jan. 26, 1839; m., July 10, 1867, Ira A. Dinsmore, of 
Colchester. 9. Alonzo Pomeroy, b. April 5, 1841 ; d. March 15, 
1842. 10. Edward, b. Aug.'io, 1843; ^- J^"- '9' ^^43- '*' 
Catharine, b. Dec. 29, 1844; d. May 6, 1845. 12. James Dow, 

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I ^o Hall Genealogy. 

b. May 3, 1846 ; m , Sept. 20, 1867, Sarah C. Chappel, of New 
London, Conn., and had Frederic Pomeroy, b. June 25, 1878. 

[Family A.) Cornelia P. Hall, b. May 18, 1822 ; m. Nov. 23, 
1852, Rev. C. M. Dimmore, of Derry, N. H., and had : 

I. Jennie E., b. Aug. 3, 1854; d. Oct. 11, 1858. 2. Edward 
Arthur, b. July 13, 1856 ; d. Jan. 5, 1858. 3. Grace Chitwood, 
b. Oct. 29, 1861. 

[Family B.) Jane Elizabeth Hall, b. Jan. 20, 1830 ; d. May 
30,1877; m.. May 28, 1850, Daniel Kellogg^ of Colchester ; d. 
Dec. 26, 1874. Children were : 

I. Charles Edward, b. Dec. 14, 1852 ; d. June 17, 1853. 2. Ed- 
ward Browning, b. Dec. 4, 1856. 3. Samuel Herbert, b. April 30, 
1861. 

[Family 179.) Almer Hall^, David^, David^, Davids, Jonathans, 
Thomas", John' : b. Sept. 10, I793 ; residence Wallingford ; d. 
Jan. 15, 1865, ae. 72; m., ist, Lois Twiss^ of Meriden ; m., 2d, 
Fanny Silliman Ives., of Meriden ; m., 3d, March, 1840, Clarissa C. 
b. Nov. 28, 1793, dau. of Andrew Hall, (Family 124) and widow 
of Merrick Cook. Aimer Hall engaged for several years in the busi- 
ness of peddling tin ware and Yankee notions in Penn., Va. and 
Tenn.; afterwards he opened a store in Wallingford, selling dry 
goods and groceries ; and in 1827 commenced the manufacture of 
britannia spoons. In 1834 he went into partnership with Walter 
Martin for the purpose of manufacturing wooden screws, and lost 
^9,000, all he had. This disheartened him for some time, when a 
friend in New York gave him seven pounds of German silver and 
told him to begin life again, which he did in 1857, f^^iniing a partner- 
ship with William Elton. They were the first successful manufac- 
turers of German silver ware in this country. He was one of the 
original members of the Baptist church in Wallingford, 1817, and 
soon after was chosen one of its deacons, and was an earnest and 
gifted man in this offiee, and a chief pillar in the church, and a man 
universally respected. He was quiet and unassuming, and was in. 
clined to put the best construction upon the acts of others, and lost 
by it in business. There is a good likeness and a biographical sketch 
of him in the History of Wallingford. He had seven children, of 
whom two were living in 1870, viz.: Aimer I. and Jane A., wife of 
D. W. Fields, of Wallingford. 

{Family 180.) Asaph Hall?, Asaph", Asaphs, David^, Jonathans, 
Thomas'", John' : b. in Goshen, Conn., Oct. 15, 1829 ; married an 
educated lady, who was accustomed to give instruction, and under 



Halls of Walling ford. 1 3 r 

her advice and assistance he pursued the study of the higher mathe- 
mathics. At the age of 25 he became assistant of the Harvard Ob- 
servatory, Mass., and in 1816 was appointed assistant in the Naval 
Observatory at Washington, D. C. In 1863 he was promoted to a 
professorship in the same observatory, which he still holds (1881). 
On the night of Aug. 11, 1877, he discovered one of the satelites 
of Mars, and on the night of the 17th he discovered the other — the 
inner one. This happy discovery will connect the name of Prof. 
Asaph Hall with the moons of Mars as long as the science of as- 
tronomy exists. In 1879 he received the honorary degree of A. M. 
from Harvard University, and that of LL.D. from Yale College 
and from Cambridge University, England. 

[Family i8i.) Nathan Kelsey Hall?, Ira^, Jonathans, Isaac*: 
D. in Skeneatelas, N. Y., March 28, 1810; d. in Buffalo, N. Y., 
of heart disease ; m., Nov. 16, 1832, Emily Payne^ b. Aug. 5, 1811. 
She survived her husband. He was a law partner of Fillmore in an 
office at Buffalo, N. Y. ; when Fillmore succeeded to the presidency 

in , he appointed his partner, Nathan K. Hall, to the office of 

post master general ; when Fillmore was about to retire from his 
office knowing the fitness of Mr. Hall for the judicial office he 
nominated him for District Judge of the United States Court in 
Western New York, which the Senate confirmed. In this office 
Mr. Hall performed an immense amount of labor satisfactorily until 
his death. The size of the district has since been greatly diminished ; 
he was one of the most able and amiable of men, which with a 
manly presence rendered him evidently one of nature's noblemen. 
Children were : 

I. Nathan K.,b. Oct. 13, 1833 ; d. Oct. 22, 1835. 2. Frederick 
Augustus, b. Jan. 10, 1836 ; d. at Andover, N. Y., Jan. 7, 1852. 
3. Emily A., b. Oct. 9, 1838 ; m. George Gorham, of Canandai- 
gua, N. Y., resides in Buffalo. 4. Frank, b. Jan. 7, 1845 > '^- ^t 
Washington, D. C, May 23, 1848. 5. Grace, b. May 16, 1850, 

{Family 182.) Andrew Hall was b. in Cheshire, Conn., March 
21, 1806 ; m.. May 9, 1836, Laura Andrews^ of New Haven, and 
removed to Saratoga Springs, N. Y., where he d. April 26, 1881, 
ae. 75. He was a carpenter by trade, and planned and built or 
helped build a large number of houses in that place. In 1842, he 
became a member of the ist Presbyterian church of Saratoga Springs ; 
and Avas a man of undoubted piety ; he was also a man of even 
temperament, and very genial in his manners -, he was greatly 



132 Hall Genealogy. 

respected, and few would have been more missed from the church 
and community ; his wife survived him. Children were : 

I. Alice Elida, b. Dec. 3, 1843 ; m., Aug. 12, 1868, Harrison 
Hickock, am.! had three children ; residence Rochester, N. Y. 2. 
Andrew Newton, b. July 12, 1846. 3. Albert Newton, b. Dec. 
13, 1848. 4. Franklin Andrews, b. June, 1851. 



[The following notes are taken from the History of Wallingford.] 

Dec. 1766, a committee was appointed by the First Society of 
Wallingford, consisting of Benjamin Hall, 2d, Elihu Hall, Peter 
Hall, and others, to confer with the Wells Society, and try to settle 
the controversy. 

In 1758, on a committee of the minority in the Dana controversy 
were John Hall, 2d, Eleakim Hall, Street Hall, and others. 

In 1758, it was voted that Major Elihu Hall, Capt. Samuel Hall, 
Esq., and others, be a committee to invite a candidate to preach in 
Wallingford. 

In 1686, the town chose Col. Street Hall as agent to remonstrate 
against the petition of Meriden village to be set off as a separate 
town by General Assembly. 

In 1794, the parish of Meriden petioned the town of Wallingford 
to be set off as a distinct town, and appointed a committee of five to 
transact the business, of which Brenton Hall was one. 

In 1793, Col. Street Hall was appointed a committee, with two 
others, to settle the boundery between Wallingford and Berlin at the 
Belcher farm. 

In 1803, a committee from the parish of Meriden, consisting of 
Eliakim Hall, Brenton Hall, and others, was appointed to confer 
with a committee from Wallingford, consisting of Aaron Hall, 
Hezekiah Hall, and others, on the subject of Meriden as a separate 
town. 

The town of Meriden was incorporated in 1806. 



Daniel Hall* (Family 5), on page 89, should have probably been 
placed under the Halls of Guilford instead of the Halls of Walling- 
ford. His name was David^ not Daniel^ and his two children were 
named David, and not Daniel, and two of his children. 



Halls of Portstnouth. ^33 



HALLS OF PORTSMOUTH, R. L 

The emigrant ancestor was 

[Family i.) William Hall'. On the 8th day of the 8th month 
in 1638, the name of William Hall was one of a list of 59 persons 
admitted inhabitants of an island on the coast of Rhode Island, now 
called Aqueedunk. In 1639 William Hall was an inhabitant of New- 
port, R. I. And on the 27th day of the 5th month, in 1644, a parcel of 
land in Portsmouth, R. I., was granted to William Hall by the 
town. His name was on the list of freemen of Portsmouth in 1655. 
.William Hall sold, on the 6th day af the 7th month, 1654, to Rich- 
ard Sisson, of Portsmouth, 1-300 of an island called Canonocut 
and 1-300 oi Dutch Island. William Hall was commissioner to 
General Court from Portsmouth in 1654, 56, 60 and 63. And he 
was Deputy from Portsmouth to General Assembly in 1665, 66. 67, 
68, 72 and 73. In 1673 he was appointed on a committee for the 
purpose of treating with the Indians about drunkenness, and to seri- 
ously council them, and agree of some way to prevent extreme ex- 
cess of Indian drunkenness. Five chiefs are named, among whom 
is the name of the famous Philip of Mount Hope, called King 
Philip, with whom the committee should treat. 

There may be same foundation for the following statement by the 
late James Usher, genealogist of 9 Murray street. New York. 
He says , '' We have the transatlantic trace of William Hall, cler- 
gyman. He is believed to be the same William Hall who was a 
writer in. London, and continued the ' Fab you Chronical' began bv 
Sir Thomas More. And there is reason to believe a connection 
existed between William Hall and the Lord Chancelor's family, 
(See an article in an early number of Harper's Magazine, by Mrs. 
Hall, of Chelsea Church, England.) William Hall, of London, went 
out of record there in 1638, the same year that William Hall began 
record in Portsmouth. Thomas Clement, a connection of the 
Mores, was an original founder of Portsmouth, R. I., and was a 
neighbor of William Hall, and the administrator of his estate,!' 

Mr. Usher emblazoned a coat of arms which he knew or supposed 
to belong to William Hall, for Theo. C. Hall, of 174 Lexington 
avenue, New York, who is a descendant of William Hall, of Ports* 



1 34 Hall Genealogy. 

mouth. It consists of three Talbot's heads, Chivron in black 
ground, and the crest a Griffin's head, az. 

Mrs. Mary Clapp, of East Greenwich, R. I., a lady of over 8o 
years of age, and a descendant of William Hall, informs me of a 
tradition in the family that " William Hall was one of five brothers 
who came over, one of whom settled at Exter, R. I." 

William Hall made his will on the 20th day of the nth month? 
1673, which was probated on the 19th day of the 2d month in 1676. 
No mention i« made in it of Thomas Clement. But he says " I do 
ordain, substitute and appoint my truly and well beloved friend and 
yoke fellow, Mary, my wife, to be my whole and sole executrix, into 
whose hands and possession I do give and bequeath my whole estate 
during her life, and, considering the weakness ot my said wife, I do 
appoint my two younger sons, viz.: William and Benjamin, to be 
assistants to their mother in the managing ol whatever business she 
shall have need of during her life; and after her decease, I do hereby 
give power to my above named two sons to see my will performed 
as following, that is to sav : after the decease ot the last of us, 
either me or my wife, my will is that my son Zurill Hall shall have 
and enjoy that twenty acres of land whereon his dwelling house now 
stands. Next, my mind and will is that my son Benjamin Hall shall 
have my new dwelling houseand land thereto adjoining ; and, further, 
mv will is that my three sons, Zurill, William and Benjamin, shall 
have all my land in the Narragansett which I purchased of Thomas 
Lawton, to be equally divided between them. And, further, I do 
give and bequeath unto my son Benjamin my cart horse, with my 
cart and plow, and the tackling thereto belonging ; and as for the re- 
mainder of my estate, together with that which I have lent to my son 
William, shall be divided into four equal parts, viz.: one-fourth 
thereof to my son William ; one-fourth part to my daugh- 
ter Elizabeth ; one-fourth part to my daughter Rebeecka, and the 
other fourth part to my daughter Deliverance." Thus we gather 
the names af the children of William Hall : 

I. Zurill (Family 2). 2. William (Family 3). 3. Benjamin 
(Family 4). 4. Elizabeth. 5. Rebecka. 6. Deliverance. 

[Family 2.) Zurill Hall^, William' : was freeman of Ports- 
mouth, 1677, and d. i6gi ; m., Elizabeth^ and had Mary, m., 1686, 
September 16, Robert Fish. Zurill Hall probably had a son Zurill, 



Note. J. O. Austin, P. O. box 81, Providence, R. I., is a descendant of Robert and 
Mary (Hall) Fish. 



Halls of Portsfnouth. 135 

m., Sept., 1697, Hannah, ^^^- '^^ William Sheffield, of Sherborn, 
Hingham and Dover. His residence was Portsmouth, and probably 
was the father of : i. Zurill, b. Oct. 20, 1717. 2. Solomon, b. 
May 6, 1720. 3. Elizabeth, b. Feb. 22, 1722. 4. John, b, Feb- 

h 1724. 

{Family 3.) William Hall* William ^: m. Jan, 26, 1670, 
Alice^ dau. of John Tripp, of Portsmouth, R. I. John Tripp came 
over in the same ship with William Hall'. Children were : 

I. William, b. Dec. 9, 1672 (Family 5). 2. Preserved, h. Aug. 
29, 1675 ; d. before the age of six years. 3. Abigail, b. Dec. 20, 
1677. 4. Mary, b. Sept. 24, 1679; m., Sept. 13, 1698, at New- 
port, R. I., William Freeborn. 5. John,b. July 2, 1681 (Family 
6). 6. Deliverance, b. Jan. 8, 1683. 7. Alice, b. Jan. 14, 1685. 
8. Elizabeth, b. Oct. 2. 1687. 9. Robert, b. Feb. 16, 1689. 
L William Hall was appointed a justice of the peace in Portsmouth 
^ May"5, 1703, and May 3, 1705, and was deputy to General Assem- 
bly Oct., 1705 and 1716. 

[Family j\.) Benjamin Hall^, William*: m., July 27, 1676, 
Frances^ dau. of George Parker of Portsmouth, R. I. Mr. Hall 
was admitted freeman of Portsmouth, April 30, 1678 ; was appointed 
justice May 3, 1 704, and 1709 ; was deputy to General Assembly 
May 6, 1701, and May 3. 1704, Feb. 25. 1706-7, May, 1713, and 
1714. Children were : 

I. Mary, b. April 3, 1678. 2. William, b. Aug. 19, 1680 
(Family 7). 3. Benjamin, b. June 17, 1782 (Family 8). 4. George, 
b. June 29, 1685 (Family 9). 5. Nathaniel, b. June 20, 1689 
(Family 10). 

• 

Third Generation. 

{Family 5.) William Hall3, William^ William'. Children 
were : 

I. Abiel, b. Jan. 20, 1698. 2. William, b. 1699. 3. Abigail, 
b. 1702. 4. Sarah, b. 1704. 5. Alice, b. 1707. 6. Benoni, b. 
1710. 7. Henry, b. 1712. 8. Abiel, b. 1714. 9. John, b. 1717 
(Family 11). 10. Mary, b. 1719. n. Samuel, b. 1731. 

{Family 6.) John Hall^, William^, William' : b. July 2, 168 1 ; 
m., ist, Jlice Vaughn; m., 2d, her twin sister, Abigail Vaughn. 
John Hall was admitted freeman of Kingston 1712, and was Deputy 
to General Assembly from Kingston, 1739. He d. March 4, 1760, 
and was buried on Moose Neck Hill, in West Greenwich, on land 
now in possession of David Sweet. Children were : 



136 Hall Genealogy. 

I. George. 2. Preserved (Family 12). 3. Mary. And by 2d 
marriage: 4. WiJiam, b. Aug. 3, 1723 (Family 13). 5. Christo- 
pher (Family 14). 6. Abigail. 

[Family 7.) William Hall^, Benjamin% William' : b. Aug. 19, 
1680 ; m., Feb. 25, 1702, Mary^ dau. ot George Brownell. Resi- 
dence Portsmouth. Children were : 

I. George, b. Feb. 13, 1704. 2. Benjamin, b. April ig, 1706. 
3. William, b. Oct. 8, 1708. 4. Parker, b. Nov. 27,- 1711. 5. 
Ruth, b. April 19, 1714. 6. Phebe, b. Sept. 3, 1716. 7. Thomas, 
b. Dec. 13, 1718. 8. Mary, b. Nov. 3, 1721. 9. Martha, b. 
Jan. 14, 1722. 

{Fajnily 8.) Benjamin Hall^, Benjamin^, William': b. June 17, 
1682; m., April 18, 1716, Patience^ dau. of William Corey. Resi- 
dence Portsmouth. Children were : 

I. Martha, b. March 27, 1717. 2. Frances, b. April 4, 1719. 
3. William, b. March 27, 1721. 4. Patience, b. April 6, 1723. 
5. Rebeckah, b. Jan. 5, 1726. 6. Benjamin, b. May 21, 1729. 

[Family 9.) George Hall^, Benjamin^ William' : b. June 29, 
1685 ; d, Oct. I, 1723 ; m., June 19, 171 2, Mary^ dau. of William 
Corey. Residence Portsmouth, made freeman 1707. Children 
were : 

I. Mary, b. Jan. 29, 1713. 2. Mehitable, b. April 27, 1714. 
3 Frances, b. March 30, 1718. 4. Martha, b. March 21, 1721. 
5. Tabitha, b. Dec. i, 1723. 

[Family 10.) Nathaniel Hall3, Benjamin^ William' : b. June 
29, 1689 ; m., March 24, 1715, Ruth Lawton^ in the house of 
John Lawton. Residence Portsmouth, made freeman 1723. 
Children were : 

I. Isaac, b. April 6, 1717. 2. Ruth, b. June 14, 1719. 3. 
Benjamin, b. Sept. 27, 1721. 4. Elizabeth, b. Dec. 16, 1723. 5. 
Mary, b. Aug. 30, 1726. 6. Frances, b. April 3, 1728; d. April 
26, 1730. 7. Nathaniel, b. Nov. 10, 1729. 8. Meribah, b. Nov. 
16, 1731. 9- Isaac, b. April i, 1738. 

Fourth Generation. 

[Family 11.) John HALLt, Williams, WiUiam^ William': b. 

May 29, 1717 ; m. Ruth , b. Dec. 28, 171 7. Children were : 

I. Benjamin, b. Dec. 16, 1740 (Family 15). 2. Gideon, b. 



Note. A Mr. William Hall had a farm adjoining the farm of John Hall, of 
Kingston. 



Halls of Portsmouth. 1 37 

Nov. 9, 1742. 3. Sarah, b. Aug. 12, 1744. 4. Mary, b. Feb. 4, 
1746. 5. Abigail, b. Aug. 14, 1747. 6. William, b. Jan. 3, 1749, 
7. Wait, a dau. b, Feb. 2, 1751. 8. Wait, b. Oct. 14, 1753. 9. 
Ruth, b. Sept. 29, 1755. 

[Family 12.) Preserved Hall'', John^, William% William': d. 
July 10, 1782; m., Jan. 6, 1731, by William Hall, Elizabeth 
Vaughn, in North Kingston, R. I. Children were : 

I. John, b. Aug. 10, 1732 (Family 16). 2. George, b. Aug. 
30, 1734 (Family 17). 3. Robert, b. Sept. 5, 1736 (Family 18). 
4. Caleb, b. July 15, 1738 (Family 19). 5. Mary, b. June 6, 
1741. 6. David, b. Aug. 29, 1744 (Family 20). 7. Dorcas, b. 
Feb. 15, 1748. 

{Family 13.) William Hall^, John^, William% William' : b. Aug. 
3, 1723; d. Jan. 29, 1796; m. Mary Slocum^h. Dec. 23, 1727, 
d. Aug. 24, 1796. Residence, North Kingston, R. I.; he was 
a blacksmith, and a farmer, and owned slaves. Children were : 

I. Abigail, b. Oct. 29, 1744; m. Nicholas Spencer, and died 
leaving two daughters. 2. Slocum, b. March 20, 1748 (Family 21). 
3. Mary, b. 14, 1762 (Family 22). 

[Family 14.) Christopher Hall'», John^ William^ William^ : 
m., Feb. 18, 1744, Rosanna Matteson^ of North Kingston, R. I. 
Children were: 

I. Sarah, b. March 31, 1745 (Family 23). 2. Abigail and 3, 
Ada, b. June 13, 1746. 4. Amy, b. Feb. 13, 1747; m. Abel 
Matteson and had, i. Hall, b. June 11, 1768 ; ii. William, b. May 
14, 1770. 5. Patience, b. June 17, 1749 (Family 24). Two of 
the daughters moved to the west. 



Note. The following marriages are taken from the town Records of West Greenwich, 
R. I. 

John Hall and Prudence Jenkins, Aug. 10, 1758. 

Mary Hall and Adam Richmond, April i, 1762. 

Sarah Hall and Eleazar Larrabee, May 4, 1761. 

Rachel Hall, dau. of David Hall and Gideon Ellis, Jr., April 19, 1768. 

Debprah, dau. David Hall and George Austin, Dec. 23, 1770. 

John Hall and Waite dau. of Benjamin" Spink, March 29, 1772, and had Benjamin, b. 
March 2, 1774, and David b. July 23, 1775. Simon son of David Hall iieceased, and 
Judith dau. of Lester Lillibridge, March i, 1801. William son of Francis Hall was b. 
May 27, 1788. 



138 Hall Genealogy. 

Fifth Generation. 

{Family 15). Benjamin Halls, John*, Williams, William^, Wil- 
liam": b. Dec. 16, 1740; m. ist, Oct., 1763, Eli-zabeth^ dau. of 
June 25, John and Elizabeth Sidmire, b. 1746. d. March 13, 1771 ; 
m., 2d, 1772, Tacy^ dau. of Benjamin and Mary Force, b. Feb. 

12, 1750. Children were : 

I. Mary, b. July 13, 1764. 2. Abigail, b. July 15, 1766. 3. 
Phebe, b. Nov. 27, 1768. 4. John, b. March 12, 1771 (Family 
25). 5. Elizabeth, b. Feb. 19, 1773. 6. Charity, b. Feb. 24, 
1775. 7. Esther, b. March 10, 1777. 8. Joseph and 9. Benjamin, 
b. Jan. 16, 1779 i Benj. d. April 27, 1780. 10. Benoni, b. Feb. 

13, 1781. II. Samuel Young, b. Sept. 19, 1783. I2. A dau. b. 
Dec. 6, 1785 ; d. in five days, 

{Family [6). John HallS, Preserved^, John^, William% William' : 
b. Aug. 10, 1732; m., March 18, 1756, Hannah^ dau. of Capt. 
Jonathan Matteson. Residence W. Greedwich. Children were : 

I. Phebe, b. Oct. 3, 1756. 2. Oliver, b. Nov. 15, 1758. 3. 
Solomon, b. June 21, 1761. 4. John, b. April 25, 1764. 5. 
Hannah, b. Oct. 17, 1766. 6. Daniel, b. March 19, 1770. 

[Family 17.) George Hall^, pedigree as above: b. Aug. 30, 
1734; d. Oct. 16, 1759; m., Nov. 14, 1754, Sarah^ dau. of 
Thomas Dile, of West Greenwich, R, I. Children were : 

I. Preserved, b. Oct. 12, 1755. 2. Jonathan, b. June 29, 1757. 
3. George, b. Sept. 22, 1759. 

[Family 18.) Robert Hall^, pedigree as before : b. Sept. 5, 
1736 ; m., Jan. 11, 1759, Sarah^ dau. of John Matteson. Children 
were : 

I. Elizabeth, b. Sept. 24, 1759 (Family 26). 2 Judith, b. Aug. 
16, 1761. 3. Eunice, b. July 15, 1763. 

[Family 19.) Caleb Halls, pedigree as last given: b. July 15, 
1738; d. Oct. 13, 1801 ; m. Merihah Havens. Children were: 

I. Frances, b. June 2, 1771. 2. Elizabeth, b. Jan. 25, 1773. 
3. Dorcas, b. April 24, 1774 4. Sarah, b. Oct. 4, 1775. 5. 
Preserved, b. July 5, 1777 ; d. Oct. 22, 1778. 6 Abigail, b. Nov. 
1778. 7. Preserved, b. May 9, 1780. 8. Robert and 9 Caleb, 
twins, b. May 19, 1782 (Family 27). 10. Havens, b. July 26, 1784. 

[Family 20.) David HallS, pedigree as last given : b. Aug. 29, 
1744; m., Nov. 14, 1765, Paulina Comstock ; both of West Green- 
wich, R. I. She d. June 8, 1839, ae. 95. Children were: 



Halls of Portsmouth. 139 

I. Thomas. 2. William (Family 28). 3. Rachel, m., April 19, 
1768, Gideon Ellis, Jr. 4. Deborah, m., Dec. 23, 1770, George 
Austin. 5. Simon, m., March i, 1801, Lucy, dau. of Lester 
Lillibridge. 

{Family 21.) Slocum Halls, William^, Johns, William^ William': 
b. March 20, 1748; m., 1st, Frances Spencer; m., 2d, Susanna 
Nichols; m., 3d, Jlma Fry. Children were: 

I. Frances, b. March 2, 1 771 (Family 29). And by 2d wife: 2. 
Susannah, b. Feb. 21, 1774 (Family 30). And by 3d wife : 3. John, 
b. Jan. 18, 1780 (Family 31). 4. Abby, b. Jan. 15, 1782 (Family 
32). 5. Alma, b. Feb. i, 1784 (Family 33). 6. Christopher, b. 
May 20, 1787 (Family 34). 7. Joseph Fry, b. Nov. 8, 1790 
(Family 35). 8. William, b. March 31, 1792 (Family 36). 9. 
Slocum, b. June 21, 1794 (Family 37). 10. Dutee J., b. Jan. 7, 
1797 (Family 38). ii. Ann (Family 39). 

{Family 22.) Mary HallS, pedigree as above : b. May 14, 1762 ; 
d. May 6, 1838, ae, 76; m., Nov. 21, 1784, John Reynolds^ a 
farmer of Warwick, R. I. He was a man highly esteemed by his 
neighbors for his usefulness in times of sickness, and in settling diffi- 
culties among those who disagreed. He was a peace-maker. His 
sudden death was much lamented, which occurred' July 4, 18 14, in 
the 53d year of his age. They had four daughteis, three of whom 
were living in Greenwich, R. L, in 1879. Children were: 

I. Annie, b. Feb. 5, 179O; d. March 20, 1790. 2. Sarah, b. 
July 4, 1 79 1 (Family 40). 3. Abigail, b. May 27, 1794 (Family 
41). 4. Mary, b. July 28, 1797 (Family 42). 

{Family 23.) Sarah Hall^, Christopher"*, Johns, William^, 
William': b. March 31, 1745; m. ^V/Z/aw, son of Joseph Nichols, 
both of West Greenwich,. R. L Children were: 

I. Maze, b. July 31, 1762. 2. Ishmael, b. Oct. 8, 1763. 3. 
Joseph, b. Aug. 16, 1765. 4. Christopher, b. Aug. 16, 1767; m. 
Tabitha Howard. 5. William, b. Feb. 7, 1769. 6. Benjamin, b. 
May 6, 1770. 7. Mary, b. Jan. 10, 1772. 8. Sarkh, b. Jan. 10, 
1775. 9. Wanton, b. Feb. 19, 1776. 10. Jonathan, b. April 21, 
1778 ; he was clerk of the town of West Greenwich for several 
years, and was known as Judge Nichols. 11. Abigail, b. Sept. 8, 
1780. 12. Shibna, b. Jan. 30, 1782. 13. Ambrose, b. April 26, 
1787; m. Susanna Whitford. 

{Family 2^.) Patience Hall^, pedigree as above: b. June 17, 
1749 ; m. Silas, son of James Matteson, both of West Greenwich, 
R. L Children were : 



140 Hall Genealogy. 

I. Lucy, b. April 10, 1767. 2. Rosanna, b. May 25, 1769. 3. 
Christopher, b. Oct. 24, 1773. 4. James, b. Feb. 4, 1777. 5- 
Patience, b. Sept. 19, 1779. 6. Oliver, b. Feb. 3, 1782. 7. 
Gardner, b. April 21, 1788. 8. Royal, b. June 7, 1792. 9. John, 
b. Feb, 24, 1795. 

Sixth Generation. 

[Family 25.) John Hall^, Benjamins, John'*, Williams, William-, 
William': b. March 12, 1771; d. April 23, 1855 ; m., Nov. 27, 
1791, Elizabeth^ dau. of Pardon and Ruth Bently, b. Nov. 10, 1773 ; 
d. Jan. 16, 1841. Children vv^ere : 

I. Seneca, b. Sept. 18, 1792 (Family '43). 2. William Force 
and 3. Jacob E., b. June, 1794; William F., d. June 3, 1842; 
Jacob E., d. March 14, 1846. 4. Bentley, b. May 3, 1797. Re- 
sides at Saratoga Springs, N. Y. 5. Henry, b. Aug. 28, 1799 ; d. 
May 4, 1856. 6. Rensselaer, b. June 14, 1800 ; d. Aug. 28, 1837. 
7. John, b. March 31, 1802 ; d. Sept. 14, 1855. 8. Pardon, b. 
March II, 1804 ; d. April 17, 1807. 9. Samuel, b. Nov. 19, 1805 ; 
lives at Mechanicsville, N. Y. 10. Betsey, b. June 29, 1807; d. 
Nov. 26, 1848. II. Alonzo, b. July 11, 1809; lives at Saratoga 
Springs. 12. Erastus, b. May 11, 1811; d. Sept. 8, 1815. 13. 
Lorenzo, b. March 18, 1813 ; d. Sept. 10, 1815. 14. Ruth, b. 
Feb. 12, 1815 ; d. July 18, 1855. 15. Washington, b. Nov. 9, 
1816; d. Aug. 14, 1845. T"^^ residence of the above family of 
John Hall was probably in Duchesb Co., N. Y. 

[Family 26.) Elizabeth Hall^, Robert^, Preserved^*, John3,' 
William% William': b. Sept. 24, 1759; d. Dec. 13, 1839; m. 
Joseph Bailey^ of West Greenwich; d. March, 1841. Children 
were : 

I. Sarah, b. Oct. 8, 1778 ; m. Simon Phillips and had seven chil- 
dren. 2. Waity, b. March 22, 1781 ; m. Seth Brown and had six 
children. 3. Phebe, b. April 15, 1783; m. Samuel Fry and had two 
children. 4. Jeremiah, b. May 19, 1785 ; m. Amy Whitman and 
had nine children. 5. William, b. May 7, 1787; m. Patience 
Spooner and had nine children. 6. Vincent, b. Sept. 30, 1789; m., 
ist., Betsey Cory ; m., 2d, Susan Vaughn ; m., 3d, Waity Brown ; 
no children. 7. Polly, b. Feb. 29. 1792 ; m. Amos Carpenter and 
had nine children. 8. Joseph, b. Jan. 30, 1794 ; d. July, 1795. 9. 
Curnal C, b. June 12, 1795 ; m. Olive Gardner and had two chil- 
dren, one of whom was Hannah, she m. Pardon Hopkins, town 
clerk of West Greenwich for several years, and the father, by a 



Halls of Portsmouth. 141 

former wife, of C. W. Hopkins of Providence, R. I., who has 
very kindly furnished considerable material for the compilation of 
the Halls of Portsmouth, R. I, 10. Elizabeth, b. Sept. 24, 1797 ; 
m. Holden Andrews and had five children. 11. Joseph, b. Oct. 9^ 
1799; m. Hannah Tibbits and had six children. 12. Eunice, b^ 
April 6, 1802 ; m. Amos Carpenter and had no children. 13. Amy, 
b. May 20, 1806 ; not married. 

{Family 27.) Caleb Hall^, Calebs, Preserved-*, John^ William", 
William': b. May 19, 1782 ; d. Jan. 6, 1869 , m., ist., March 6, 
1^0%, Rhoda Barber, h. ]vi\y 6, 1791: d. April 29, 1818; m., 2d, 
July 4, 1819, EU%abeth Tillinghast. b. June I, 1794, d. Nov. 9, 

1871, Children were : 

I. Barber, D. Sept. 26, 1809 ; d. J?n. 12, 1879; m. April 19, 

1872, Martha Margaret Barlow, b. Sept. 5, 1834. 2. Alfred, b. 
Dec. 28, 1811 ; d. March 12, 1874; m. June 27, 1833, Lydia 
Olney Matteson, b. Feb. 19, 1812. Children were: i. Harriet 
Amanda, m., Jan. 14, 1865, William Chase, of Coventry, R. I.-, 
ii. Abbie Matteson, m. Oct. 3, 1869, Andrew Jackson Johnson. 3. 
Rhoda, b. June 4, 1817 ; d. Aug. 11, 1817. 4. Phebe, b. May 7, 
1820 ; d. Jan. 18, 1853; n^v Sept. 22, 1839, Palmer Lewis. 5. 
Rhoda, b. May 6, 1824 ; m., June 6, 1867, Ambrose Brown, b. 
July 4, 1806. 6. Caleb, b. Feb. 20, 1826 ; m., Sept. 28, 1867, 
Anna Frances Eddy, b. June 13, 1839, and had Frank Tillinghast, 
b. Sept. 25, 1871 ; d. July 10, 1872. 7. Hannah, b. June 17, 
1828 i d. June 12, 1833. 8. John, b. Feb. 23, 1832; m., June, 
1853, Caroline Susan Straight. 9. Daniel, b. April 21, 1837 ; m., 
March 30, 1869, Abbie Capron, b. July 15, 1848; d. April 29, 

1873, had It'win Henry Caleb, b. Jan. 22, 1873. 

{Family 28.) William Hall^, David^, Preserved^, John,3 Wil- 
liam^, William' : d. Jan. 15, 1855,36. 68; m. Welthan Gardiner, 
d. Aug. 22, 1859, ^- 77- Children were : 

I. William (Family 44). 2. Samuel G., m. Sally Kenyon and 
bad Mary. 3. Phebe, m., ist, Robert Hall \ m., 2d, Burrill Chip- 
pee. 4. Mary, m. Samuel Cottrill. 5. Julia A., b. Dec. 10, 1816 
(Family 45). 6. Paulina, b. Oct. 7, 1819 5 ^- J^^ne 6, 1837. 7. 
Emily G., d. Dec. 24, 1839, ae. 16. 8. Mercy G., d. Oct. 24, 
1851, ae. 26. 

{Family 29.) Frances Hall^, Slocums, William^, John^, Wil- 
liam^, WilliamM b. March 2, 1772; d. May 11, 1849; n^- P^^^p 
Tillinghast 2ind had 12 children ; all d. in infancy except two : 



142 Hall Genealogy. 

I. Anna, m. Dr. Wilbur Tillinghast, b. 1791 ; d. 1826 ; their 
son Christopher graduated at Brown University, and d. while study- 
ing medicine ; residence Wickford, R. I. 2. Frances, m. Euclid 
Chadsey and had^one child Annie, and d. 1837. 

[Family 30.) Susan Hall^, pedigree as above : b. Feb. 21, 1774; 
d. April 22, 1853 ' "^- benjamin Lawton and had 9 children, five of 
whom were : 

I. Polly C. 2. George N., of Williamsburgh, Mass. 3. Waity 

N., m. Reynolds, of Woodstock, Conn. 4. Susan H. 5. 

Isaac H. 

[Family ■2^1.) John Hall®, pedigree as last given: b. June 18, 
1780; d. Feb. 18, 18465 m, Aug. 23, 1807; residence North 
Kingston, R. I. He was a lawyer and a professor in college. 
Children were : 

I. Louriston, b. March 31, 1808 ; he studied law with his 
father and was admitted to the bar, but never engaged in its practice ; 
about the year 1845, ^^ made the tour of Europe, and spent con- 
siderable time abroad ; he died at Callao, South America, Jan. 11, 
1875 ; and his estate was settled by his nephew, Mortimer H. Hart- 
well, a merchant of Providence, R. I., who has sent me a list of his 
heirs. (Mrs. Mary Clapp has also sent me the same with some 
variations.) 2. Amanda M. F., b. Oct. 5, 1809; d. April 19, 1858. 

3. John M., b. Dec. 20, 1822 ; d. Jan. 3, 1861 ; m., Sept. 18, 
1855 ; his widow and four children reside in Danielsville, Conn. 

4. Harriet H., b. Dec. i, 1816 ; m,, March 21, 1842, J. B. Hart- 
well, a dry goods merchant of Providence, R. I., who d. Dec. 9, 
1872; their son is Mortimer H. Hartwell, of the firm of Hartwell, 
Richards &, Co., 66, 68 Weybosset street. Providence, R. I. 

[Family 32.) Abby Hall^, pedigree as last given: b. Jan. 15, 
1782; m. Sylvester IVatson ; removed to Grafton, Mass. Children 
were : 

I. Sylvester. 2. Almy, m. Rice. 3. Ruth, m. 

Whiting. 4, Abby A., m. — Van Currie. 5. Benjamin. 6. 

Eliza, m. Wolcott. 7. Harriet T., not married. 8. Sarah, 

not married, d. 9. Mary, not married, d. 

[Family 33.) Almy Hall^, pedigree as last given : b. Feb. i, 
1784 ; d. April 9, 1864 ; m. Northup. Children were : 

I. Teressa L., m. Northup, d. 2. Sally L., m. 

Arnold, of East Greenwich, R. I. 3. Abbie O., m. Sherman, 

of Wickford, R. I. 

[Family 34.) Christopher Hall^ pedigree as last given : b. 



Halls of Portsmouth, 143 

May 20, 1787 \ d. Oct. 3, 1859. He was a farmer of North 

Kingston, R. I. 

[Family 35.) Joseph Fry Hall^, pedigree as last given : b. Nov. 

8, 1790 ; m., March 25, 181 1, Sarah Weeden. He followed the 

sea and was captain's mate at the time of his death, Feb. 15, 1823. 

Children were : 

I. Slocum, b. Dec. 28, 181 1 ; d. Feb. 2, 1866. 2. Lorenzo, b. 

Oct. 15, 1814 ; d. Feb. 15, 1869. 3. John W., b. Nov. 12, 1816 ; 

lived at Montezuma, Iowa. 4. Elizabeth, b. July, 1818; m. 

Curtis, of Newport, R. I. 5. Sarah, b. Aug. 27, 1820 ; m. 

Sisson, d. 6. Joseph F., b. Sept. 27, 1823, of Glendale, Wis. 7. 

Lucy, m. Francis, of Hartford, Conn. 8. David, probably 

twin to Slocum, d. 

{Family 36.) William Hall^, pedigree as last given : b. March 

31, 1792; d. Sept. 25, 1835; m., June 11, 1815, Lucy Northup. 

Children were : 

I. Frances, b. Nov. 10, 1816 ; d. March 18, 1836. 2. Bernard, 
b. 1818 ; d. Dec. 7, 1865. 3. Mary E., probably m. Quincy L. 

Read, of Waymouth, Mass. 4. Amy or Anny, m. Briggs. 

5. Perhaps Martha M., m. Philips, of Wickford, R. L 

[Family 37.) Slocum Hall^, pedigree as last given : b. June 21, 
1794; d. Sept. 5, 1873; "^'1 Nov. 28, 1819, Charlotte Gardiner^ 
and lived on the old homestead near Warwick, R. L Children 
were : 

I. Hannah G., m., Oct. 22, 1843, J^^n J. Carpenter; he was 
a soldier in the war for the Union and died at the south in service ; 
children were: i. Christopher H. b. July 23, 1844; '•• Daniel A., 
b. Oct. 22, 1846; iii. Emily G., b. June 6, 1856, residence Provi- 
dence, R. L 2. Almy Fry, b. May 15, 1823 ; m., Sept. 29, 1857, 
Daniel J. Rawson, of Webster, Mass., or Worcester, Mass. 3. 
Edward S., b. April 3, 1825; m., Jan. 26, 1846, Hannah F. 
Atwell ; he is station agent at Wickford, R. L 4. Theresa S., 
b. Nov. 25, 1830; d. Aug. 20, 1877; m., June 30, 1859, Dutee 
J. Babcock, and had Charlotte, b. July 23, 1861. 5. Henry 
Slocum, b. Feb. 6, 1833 ; m., March 26, 1874, Abby J. Brownell, 
of Wickford, R. L 6. Charlotte E., b. Aug. 18, 1839; m. Feb. 
24, 1859, Capt. J. V. Gardiner, and had two children. Residence 
Wickford. 

[Family 38.) Dutee J. Hall^, pedigree as last given : b. Jan. 7, 
17975 d- J"ly ^5' 1864; m., 1st., March 15, 1826, Sarah Hopkins 
Lawton^ d. Jan. l, 1839 ; m., 2d, Feb. 23, 1842, Lucy Ann Fisher^ 



144 Hall Genealogy. 

b. Dec. 1 8, 1807. Mr. Hall is a manufacturer of Exter, R. I. 
Children were : 

I. Thomas Albro, b. Jan. 31, 1828 (Family 46). 2. Christopher 
Augustus, b. May 7, 1829 (Family 47). 3. Dutee Jerald, b. f eb. 
2, 1832 ; d. July 12, 1846. 4. Sarah Albro, b. Aug. 17, 1835 
(Family 48). 

{Family 39.) Ann Hall^, pedigree as last given : m. 

Champlaine. Children were : 

I. George Le Roy, b. in Wickford. 2. Benedict P., b. in 
Providence. 3, William Wirt, b. in Fairbault, Minn. 

{Family 40.) Sarah Reynolds^, (John Reynolds) Mary HalF? 
William'', John^^ William^, William^: b. July 4, 1791 ; m. Sept. 
16, 18 10, Slocum Godfrey, a farmer of East Greenwich, R. I. 
Children were : 

I. Mary Hall Reynolds, b. July 10, 1812 (Family 49). 2. Ruth, 
b. May 28, 1815 (Family 50). 3. Abby R., b. March 29, 1818 ; 
d. April 20, 1858. 4. John R., b. March 7, 1821 (Family 51). 5. 
Catharine, b. Nov. 12, 1824; m. Sept. 19, 1861, Albert C. Greene. 
6. Joshua S., b. July 7, 1827 ; d, Feb. 12, 1875 ; m., March 18, 
1873, ^"^'^ Remington, and had Mary E., b. Sept. 24, 1874 ; d. 
Aug. 15, 1875 ; he was a manufacturer of jewelry of Providence, 
R. I. 7. Sarah R., b. July 23, 1830 ; d. Nov. 7, 1862. 8. Eliza- 
beth A., b. May 7, 1838 ; d. Oct. 17, 1868; m., Jan. 2, i860, 
John H. Madison, and had Joseph, b. Oct. 29, i860. 

[Family 41.) Abigail Reynolds^, pedigree as last given : b. May 
27, 1794, in Warwick ; m., 1811, JVilUam Greene, a farmer of East 
Greenwich ; he d. in his 70th year. Children were : 

I. John R., b. Dec. 21, 1811 (Family 52). 2. Elizabeth W., b. 
April 16, 1814 ; d. March 27, 1817. 3. Mary R., b, July 27, 1816 
(Family 53). 4. Isabella E., b. Sept. 14, 1840 (Family 54). 5. A 
son d. in infancy. 6. Thomas, b. Aug. 19, 1826 ; d. March 10, 
1852 ; m. Sept. 10, 1849, Phebe A. Hines, and had Thomas H., b. 
Oct. 8, 1850, d. April 23, 1870. 7. William C, twin to Thomas ; 
m., Nov. 4, 1850, Amanda Wightman. He was a manufacturer ot 
jewels ; lived in Providence. 8. George F., b. March 30, 1829 ; d. 
Aug. 16, i860; m., Jan. i, 1857, Melissa Remington. 9.. Henry 
C, b. April 22, 1831 ; d. Feb. 10, 1844. 10. Louriston Hall, b. 
July 19, 1833; m., Dec. 12, 1855, Abby A. V. Ripley ; he is a 
farmer of East Greenwich. 11. A son b. July 21 ; d. Aug. 10. 
1836. 12. Elisha, b. July 16, 1849 ; d. Aug. 31, 1842. 



Halls of Portsmouth. 145 

{Family'^4.2.) Mary Reynolds^, pedigree as last given : b. July 
28, 1797 ; she was living in 1879, in East Greenwich, R. I. ; m., 
Jan. 16, 1820, IVilliam C/«/)/), and had one son, who d. in infancy. 
She has taken a great interest in this genealogy, and has very kindly 
sent me some records. Mr. Clapp was employed 28 years in Brown 
& Almy's counting room, and died Oct. 31, 1873. 

Seventh Generation. 

[Family 43.) Seneca Hall^, John^, Benjamin^, John-*, Williams, 
William^ William' : b. Sept. 18, 1792; m., ist., Feb. 9, 1815," 
Rachel Hall, b. May, 28, 1794 ; d. Sept. 30, 1847 ; m., 2d, Feb. 13, 
1848, Hannah Wiggins. Children were born in Malta, Saratoga 
Co., N. Y. : 

. I. Amy, b. Feb. 13, 1816 ; m. Joseph Phillips, a farmer of 
Ballston. 2. Eliza, b. June 6, 1818. 3. Rensselaer S., b. March 
31, 1820 (Family 55). 4. Burtis, b. June 7, 1822, of Ballston 
Spa., N. Y. 5. Lucius, b. Dec. 12, 1825. Seneca was a black- 
smith, and sold his shop in 1879, which he had occupied for 40 
years. 

{Family 44.) William Hall?, William^, Davids, Preserved*, 
John', William', William': m. Elizabeth Lathrop. Children were: 

I. Mary E. 2. Etta W. 3. William F. 4. Clara. 5. Henry 
J" 6. Frederic. 7. Annie. 8. Nellie. 

{Family 4.^.) Julia Hall", pedigree as above: m. Samuel Jlhro ; 
residence Moose Neck Hill in West Greenwich, R. I. Children 
were : 

I. Eunice. 2. Irene ; not married. 3. Alanson M., m. 

Capwell. 4. Adison L. 5. Almon C, m. George Vaughn. 

[Family ^6.) Thomas A. Hall?, Dutee J^., Slocums, William-*, 
John3, William% William': b. Jan. 31, 1828; m., June 24, 1858, 
Mary Frances^ dau. of Stephen A. and Mercy Gardner, Rockford 
R. I. Children were : 

I. Frederic Lincoln, b. July 8, i860. 2. Stephen Thomas, b. 
July 14, 1862. 3. Dutee Jerold, b. Jan. 25, 1864; d. Sept. 19, 
1866. 4. Sarah Frances, b. Nov. 19, 1865. 5. Samuel Albro, b. 
Nov. 19, 1867; d. Jan. 5, 1868. 

[Family 4. J.) Christopher A. Hall?, pedigree as above: b. 
May 7, 1829 ; m., March 26, i860, Harriet Caroline, dau. of 
Charles S. and Cynthia (Whipple) Ward, Providence, R. L Chil- 
dren were : 

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146 Hail Genealogy. 

I. Carrie Laura, b. April 26, 1862. 2. Lucy Whipple, b. Dec. 
27, 1864; d. Aug. 28, 1866, 3. Susan Whipple, b. Oct. 6, 1867. 
4. Hattie Augusta, b. Jan. 3, 1871 ; d. Feb. 24,1879. 5. Lena, b. 
Nov. 13, 1877-, d. Dec. 17, 1877. 

[Family 48.) Sarah A. Hall?, pedigree as last given : b. Aug. 
17, 1835 ; m., Oct. 27, 1859, Samuel^ son of Schuyler and Mary F. 
(Rawson) Fisher, b. Jan. 7, 1828, Hope Valley, R. L Children 
were : 

I. Lucy Morse, b. Oct. 23, 1864. 2. Parnell Ellis, b. Feb. 19, 
1868. 3. Dearing Jones, b. Feb. 9, 1870. 4. Sarah Olive, b. 
Feb. 7, 1873. 

[Family 49.) Mary Hall Reynolds Godfrey^, (Slocum God- 
frey) Sarah Reynolds^ (John Reynolds) Mary Halls, William", John^, 
William% William': b. July 10, 1812 ; m. Daniel L. Briggs^ 
Children were : 

I. William Penn, d. Oct. 21, 1832, ae. 25. 2. Nelson, m. 
Sarah Luther and had eight children. 3. John, m. Maggie Carr 
and had Frederic. 4. Amanda, m. David Capwell, and had Wil- 
liam and Junie. 5. Joshua. 6. Horace. 7. Edgar. 8. Sarah. 

[Family 50.) Ruth Godfrey?, pedigree as before : b. May 28, 
1815 ; d. Aug. 26, 1856; m., March 18, 1840, John A. Place. 
Children were : 

I. Sarah A., b. May 30, 1841 ; d. Dec. 28, 1871 ; m. Dec. 24, 
1863, Nicholas Whitford, and had Gracie, b. June 13, 1866. 2. 
Phebe Rider, b. Sept. 17, 1843; ^- J^"- ^5' 1^59- 3- Amanda 
J., b. June 21, 1846; m. May 2, 1867, Edward Fry. 4. William 
P., b. Oct. 21, 1849 ' "^- Nov. II, 1869, Mary E. Williams and 
had, i. Francis Alfred, b. July 11, 1871 ; ii. Walter Henry, b. Nov. 
8, 1873; Mr. Place is a machinist of Coventry, Conn. 5. Henry 
G., b. May 5, 1852 ; has a meat market at Fall River. 

[Family 51.) John R. Godfrey?, pedigree as last given: b. 
March 7, 1821 : m. Feb. 8, 1847, -^^'^a G. Williams^ farmer of 
Warwick. Children were : 

I. Susan. 2. Annie. 3. Horace. 4. Charles. 5. William 
Hall. 6. George. 

[Family 52.) John R. Green?, (William Green) Abigail Rey- 
nolds^ (John Reynolds) Mary Halls, William", Johns, William% 
William' : b. Dec. 21, 181 1 ; d. April i, 1871, ae. 61. He was a 
druggist of East Greenwich; m. Sept. 4, 1833, Fanny Wightman.^ 
d. Feb. 10, 1846. Children were: 

I. A son, b. Nov. 5, 1834; d. Nov. 20, 1834. 2. Byron W., 



Halls af Portsmouth. 1 47 

b. Aug. 2, 1836; m. and had Byron, Edith, Mary, and John R. ; 
residence New York city. 3. Hester A., b. July 27, 1839 ; m. 
Frank B, Knowles, and had Mabel and Fanny. 4. Stephen E., b. 
Aug. 29, 1843 ; he is a druggist of Worcester, has one child. 5. 
Mary E., twin to Stephen, d. Sept. 21, 1865. 6. Fanny W., b. 
Jan. 26, 1846; d. in infancy. 7. Abby, twin to Fanny, d. in 
infancy. 

{Family 53.) Mary R. Green^, pedigree as above : b. July 27, 
1816 ; m , March 12, 1839, Joseph Fry. Children were: 

I. Henry, b. July 8, 1840, is m. and lives in Providence, engaged 
in the jewelry business. 2. Edward, b. Sept. 10, 1841 ; is m. and 
lives at Fall River, where he keeps a hardware store. 3. Abby G., 
b. Dec. 16, 1842 ; d. May 14, i860. 4. A son, b. Sept. 14, 1844 ; 
d. in infancy. 5. Mary E., b. June 23, 1846; d. Sept. 27, 1848. 
6. William, b. Nov. 13, 1847, '^ "^- ^"^ improves his father's farm 
in East Greenwich. 7. Isabella, b. March 26, 1850; d. Feb. 27, 
1853. ^- Louriston G., b. April 29, 1855. 

[Family 54.) Isabella E. Green^, pedigree as last given : b. 
May II, 1819 ; m., Sept. 14, 1840, John Pitcher. Children were: 

I. Phebe C, b. June 4, 1842; m., Thomas Eldred and had one 
child. 2. Mary R., b. Dec. 5, 1844; d. Sept. 4, 1865. 3. Abby 
G., b. Oct. 15. 1848 ; m. George Spink and had one child, lives in 
Dakota. 4. Ann, b. Aug. 8, 185 1 ; m., Thomas Madison, and had 
two children. 5. Fanny, b. Dec. 15, 1854. 

Eighth Generation. 

[Family 55.) Rensselaer S. Hall^, -Seneca^, John^, Benjamins, 
John% William^, William^, William': b. March 31, 1826; m., 
A'larch 9, 1842, Maria E. Ensign., b. April 17. 1824, in Fishkill, 
Dutchess Co., N. Y. Children were: 

I. George Thomas, b. April 6, 1844, in Malta, N. Y. 2. 
Daniel H., b. June 11, 1849. 

Capt. George Thomas Hall is known in the schools of Albany. 
He is a civil engineer. Residence Whitehall, Washington Co., 
N. Y. He has been engaged in the construction of the Brooklyn 
and New York bridge. He m., Dec. 29, 1868, Minnie, dau. of 
I. W. Post, b. Dec. 29, 1848, of Brooklyn. They were m. in Dr. 
Buddington's church by the pastor. He has furnished me with his 
line of pedigree back to the 3d William Hall. He has also very 
kindly sent me the post office address of the following persons, who 
are mostly his relations, as I suppose. 



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148 Hall Genealogy. 

The following are of Saratoga Springs, N. Y. : Oscar Hall, Myron 
Hall, Andrew Hall, John R. Hall, John Hall, Adna Hall, Alonzo 
Hall, Mrs. Chauncey Williams, John and George Cline. 

The following are of Ballston Spa, N. Y. : Andrew Hall, John 
B. Hall, John Hall, Rensselaer Hall, railroad contractor, Joseph 
Hall, Mrs. Titus Allen, Seneca Phillips, Joseph Phillips, Sen., 
Joseph Phillips, Jr., Chester Newton. 

Of Lansingburgh, N. Y. : Mrs. Lucius Hall and Mrs. Harry 
Dater. 

Of Mechanicsville, N. Y. : Warren Hall. 

Of New York : Harrison Hall, pres. Savings Bank, W, S. Hall 
and Theodore S. Hall. 

George Milton, supt. of Insane Asylum, Utica, N. Y. 
Rensselaer Hall, Newark, N. J. 

The following are probably of this line of Halls : Jeremiah Hall 

removed from Providence, R. I., to Exter, R. I., and had an only 

son James, b. May 17, 1764 ; m. about 179 1, Susanna Hovey, and 

removed in 1793, to Pownal, Vt., where he d. Jan. 20, 1838. He 

had a son Wanton, who had two sons : i. Thomas H., of Albany, 

in 1878. 2. Parker L., b. July 20,1840. He entered the army 

in the war for the Union, Oct. 7, i86r, as a duty. He was active in 

enlisting the regiment of which he became a corporal, and afterwards 

promoted to the office of sergeant. He served three years and was 

in 30 or 40 battles and many skirmishes ; he was taken prisoner once, 

was wounded at lei.st twice, once in the neck by a sabre ; he was a 

brave soldier, and finally died of disease, camp ail, Nov. 17, 1864. 

His funeral services were o*bserved in Pownal, his native place, and 

was attended by multitudes of sympathizing admirers, the funeral 

sermon was published by Weed & Parsons of Albany. 

The following were probably of kin to the Halls of Portsmouth : 
Henry Halls, Sen., and Richard Knight bought, Jan. 19, 1664, of 
Coginaquots about two square miles of land which they called 
Westerly Manor. 

Henry Halls, Sen., weaver, and Henry Halls, Jr., took the oath of 
fidelity Sept. 17, 1679, and also James Hall was a free inhabitant of 
Westerly, 1680. 

The children of Henry Halls were : Henry, James, John, 
Edward, Elizabeth, m. Edward Larkin, the freeman of 1655, a dau. 
who m. Thomas Stevens, and Honor, m. James Adams. The 
property of Henry Halls, Sen., was valued at £204, 4^. 2d. His will 
was made 1705. 



Halls of Portsmouth. i 49 

Henry Halls and four others, purchased, May 2, 17 10, 3200 
acres of land north of Pawtucket river and west by Wood river. 
Among the grantees of land near the last purchase iniyio-ii, were 
John Hall, Edward Hall, Henry Hall, Joseph Hall, and John Hall, 
were there in 1709. 

Henry Hall, Jr., m. Constant. He made his will Nov. i, 17 16, 
in which he mentioned sons William, Elisha, Henry, James, John, 
Edward, and daughters Susanna, Lydia, Elizabeth Butler, Cherry 
Cottrel and Mary and Martha not of age. 

James Hall m. Sarah, dau. of Job Babcock, and had Sarah, b. 
Dec. 15, 1693 ' J^n^i b- ^"g- ^9j ^^95 ' Honor, b. Aug. 14, 1697 ; 
Elijah, b. Aug. 23, 1699 ; James, b. Sept. 17, 1701 ; Joseph, b. Feb. 
8,1703; Mary, b. Nov. 10, 1705; Benjamin, b. Nov. 19, 1707; 
Anne, b. Sept. 29, 1709; Jonathan, b. Nov. 18, 1711. (Sec N. 
E. Hist. Gen. Reg., vol. 15). 

James Hall m., April 17, 1721, Rachel, dau. of John McConne, 
of Westerly. 



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Records of Providence, R. I. 

Abby Hall and Josiah Keene m. Feb. 9, 1808. 

Abida Hall and Stephen Stone m. July 21, 1805. 

Amelia Hall and Wm. E. Titus m. Oct. 29, 1849. 

Ann Hall and Chas. Holden m. Dec. 10, 1810. 

Catherine Hall and James Johnston m. April 2, 1837. 

Christopher W. Hall and Elizabeth B. Burgess m. Aug. 17, 1849. 

Edward Hall and Adaline Whitmore m. Sept. 4, 1828. 

Elijah Hall and Savina Framer, m. May 4, 1848. 

Eliza Hall and Warren Ballen m. Oct. 2, 1839. 

Elizabeth Hall and Thos. Hammond m. Sept. 4, 1808. 

Esther M. Hall and Paris D. Pierce m. Jan. i, 1846. 

Francis Hall and Nancy W. Young m. July 7, 1839. 

Geo. W. Hall and Mary E. Barker m. May 15, 1834. 

Geo. W. Hall and Harriett J. Burr m. Aug. 6, 1849. 

Harriett Hall and James Ingalls m. Jan. 15, 1843. 

Henrietta Hall and Harris Reynolds m. Oct. 13, 1811. 

Horatio Hall and Sarah L. Babcock m. 1825. 

James S. Hall and Eleanor Snow m. May 25, 1820. 

John Hall and Mary White m. Dec. 22, 1799. 

John B. Hall and Adaline Sockett m. June 19, 1848. 

John P. Hall and Hannah Keene m. June 19, 1814. 

John P. Hall and Ann E. Thompson m. Dec. 16, 1824. 



150 Hall Genealogy. 

Levi Hall and Sarah Hunt m. Nov. 18. 1770. 
Lucy Hall and Geo. W. Francis m. Nov. 18, 1849. 
Margarette Hall and John Mc'Nutt m. April 4, 1850. 
Mary Hall and Nehemiah Ballou m. April 21, 1721. 
Mary A. Hall and Chas. W. Henry m. Feb. 25, 1827. 
Mary A. Hall and Theodore P. Rice m. July 11, 1841. 
Mary B. Hall and Christopher C. Najac m. Nov. 3, 1845. 
Mary F. Hall and Matthew Flavan m. Oct. 29, 1844. 
Mercy Hall and Thos. Hughes m. July 7, 1843. 
Nancy Hall and Geo. W, Publey m. June 7, 1846. 
Nathan Hall and Eliza A. Billing^ m. March 30, 1823. 
Patience Hall and Wm. F. Jencks m. Sept. 13, 1818. 
Peleg Hall and Sarah M. Watson m. Jan. i, 1840. 
Perley Hall and Sarah S. Smart m. Aug. 27, 1823. 
Robert Hall and Sophia Allen m. April 25, 1824. 
Rosseland A. Hall and James Peckham m. Feb. 17, 1843. 
Sally Hall and Elisha Burgess m. Nov. 20, 1844. 
Samuel S. Hall and Henrietta James m. April 8, 1847. 
Sarah Hall and Jabez Whipple m. June 29, 1794 
Stephen H. Hall and Eunice M. Wricht m. Aug. 11, 1842. 
Submit Hall and Samuel Warren m. June 27, 1824. 
Susan Hall and Geo. W. Marsh m. June 10, 1821. 
Susan A. Hall and James H. Mason m. Oct. 2, 1850. 



The Hall Family in Rhode Island in 1774, 

With the number of members of each family, from the census 

taken at that time: 

Newport^ R. I. — Hall, George, 9 ; Benjamin, 7 ; Benjamin, Jr., 
6 ; William, 2 ; Jeremiah, 5; Stephen, 5. 

Providence. — Hall, William, 2 , Levi, 12. 

Portsmouth. — Hall, George, 13 ; George, 6; William, 5; Ben- 
jamin. 6. 

Westerly. — Hall, Isaac, 9 ; Charles, 12 -, Joseph, 7; Theodate. 
8 ; James, 6. 

A^. Kingston — Hall, William, Jr., ^^, Patience, 2 ; William, Esq., 
9; Daniel, 12; Henry, 5; William (s. John), 6; Slocum, 4 j 
George, 4. 

S. Kingston. — Hall, Samuel, 7. 

E. Greenwich. — Hall, Robert, 5 ; Ebenezer, 7 ; Abial, 9. 

Scituate. — Hall, Matthevi^, 10. 



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Halls of Portsmouth. 1 5 i 

^. Greenwich. — Hall, Timothy, 7 ; Robert, 8 ; David, 7 ; John, 
9 ; Preserved, 3 ; Cobb, 7 ; Benjamin, 3 ; David 12. 

Charlestown. — Hall, Ephraim, 7 ; Thomas, 5 ; Jonathan, 8 ; 
Peter, 6. George, 6 ; Consider, 9; Nathan, 3 ; Ann, 3. 

Coventry. — Hall, George, 7. 

Exter. — Hall, Benoni, 5 ; Wi!liam, 2 ; Rowland, 4 ; Oliver, 2. 

Richmond. — Hall, Ruth, 6; Ebenezer, 6 ; Elisha, 11, 

Hopkinton. — Hall, Elijah, 2 ; Jacob, 2 ; Moses, 4 ; Henry, 8 ; 
John, 3 ; Moses, 4; William, 10 ; Hezekiah, 6 ; Henry, 5 •, Eze- 
kiel, 3. 



152 Hall Genealogy. 



HALLS OF DOVER, N. H. 

[Compiled mostly from newspaper articles furnished by Rev. Dr. guint.] 

The emigrant ancestor was 

[Family I.) John Hall': b. in England, 1617. Tradition says 
he was brother to Ralph Hall, of Exter, and that another brother 
lived near Boston. John Hall and his wife, Elizabeth, appear first 
on the church records of Charlestown, Mass., at the baptism of 
their son John in 1645, and he and his family have been mistaken 
for that John Hall and his family who removed from Charlestown to 
Barnstable in 1640. This John Hall removed from Charlestown to 
Dover, N. H., in 1648 or 9, as his name appears on the tax list of 
Dover dated March 18, 1648-9, and was continued until 1677, after 
which the lists were destroyed. His name appears on the records 
often as buying or receiving grants of land. In 1677 Deacon Hall 
received a lot of 20 acres on the west side of Back river, the same 
which was laid out to George Webb in 1642, as his successor, John 
Hall, was the earliest deacon of the first church of Dover, as early 
as 1655. He was a deacon, perhaps, in the days of good Parson 
Maud. Certainly through the ministries of Reyner and into that of 
Parson Pike. He was lot layer as early as 1657 and as late as 
1674. He was occasionally " commissioner to end small causes," 
and was selectman in 1660. He was grandjuror in 1663, 6 and 8. 
He was one of a committee of three to call the selectmen to ac- 
count, 1657 and 1666. In 1658, 9 he was one of three to lay out 
the town bounds between Lamprey and Newichawannock Rivers, 
and to run the northern boundary. In 1663 he and Lieut. Ralph Hall 
were to lay out a highway from Lamprey River to the water side. 
He was for a series of years "clerk of ye writs" for the court. 
His signatures as such is found in 1663, 68, 69 and 71. He was 
chosen town clerk 1670. His signature appears as such in 1675 
and 1679. He had the town records in custody in 1665, 6. The 
date of his birth or death is not given. A deposition makes him 
born about 1617. In Feb. i, 1685, 6, being in perfect health but 
aged, he gives to his son Ralph half of his house and land, &c., the 
other half also to go to Ralph after his death. This paper was 
proved May 4, 1*692, and recorded Feb. 1694, 5. It would appear 



Halls of Dover. 153 

that he died before these dates, that is before May 4, 1692, or at 
least before Feb. 16, 1694, 5. John Hall lived on Dover Neck in 
1652, next to the meeting house lot on the south-westerly side. This 
lot appears to have reache.i the river and embraced a large spring, 
still flowing, called " Hall's spring," and on the higher land near it 
was found, in 1852, the relics of an ancient cellar. He may have 
been called John Hall, Jr., as there were two others living in the 
town by the same name. Children were : 

I. John, bapt., 1645, in Charlestown, Mass. (Family 2). 2. 
Elizabeth, bapt., 1647, Charlestown ; d. in infancy. 3. Elizabeth, 
bapt., 1648, Charlestown ; d. in infancy. 4. Nathaniel, taxed 1680 
(Family 3). 5. Ralph (Family 4). 6. Grace, b. May 16, 1663,4; 
this is all we know of her. 

[Family 2.) John Hall^, John' : b. in Charlestown, 1645. ^^~ 
ceived bounty money with his father and thirteen others for killing 
a wolf in 1663. John Hall, Jr., was a witness, Feb. 8, 1664, 5, to 
a deed from Thomas Beard to Parson John Reyner. In 1675 he 
bought land of the town committee. He was on tax list of the Prov- 
ince in 1680. He lived on Dover Neck, Dec. 6, 1693 ; he gave 
bonds as tavern keeper ; his sureties being Job Clements and Kingsley 
Hall. He probablv had land of his father, and received several 
other grants of land from the town, and from his wife's father. 
John Hall was Representative of Dover in the New Hampshire 
Legislature, and was sworn in Nov. i, 1694, May 15, 1695, and 
Sept. 16, 1696. He died while a member. Parson Pike's Journal 
savs, April 28, 1697, " John Hall, Sen., was drowned coming up the 
river in a little float, near Green-point." His estate was returned by 
Ralph Hall and John Tuttle at £104 18/, od^ Feb. i, 1700. His 
sons Thomas and Joseph were appointed administrators Dec. 3, 
1700 ; their mother, Abigail Downs, having declined the trust. The 
administrators, with their mother Abigail, conveyed to Samuel Emer- 
son, Dec. 18, 1700, for £25, the thirty acres granted their father by 
the town in 1693, 4i ^^^^^ ^'^ Back river. John Hall married, Nov. 
8, 1 67 1, Jbigail^ dau. of John and Abigail (Nutter) Roberts. John 
Roberts was son of the emigrant Thomas Roberts, and Abigail was 
daughter of Elder Hatevil Nutter. John Hall's widow m., Oct. 
24, 1698, Thomas Downs, of Cochecho, who was killed by the 
Indians in 1711. Children of John and Abigail Hall were : 

I. John, b. June 37, 1673 (Family 5). 2. Thomas, b. June 19, 
1675 (Family 6). 3. Joseph, b. Feb. 24, 1679, 80. 4. Hatevil, 
(Family 7). 5. Sarah, she conveyed land Jan. 9, 1718, 19, (which 



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had been conveyed to her father in 1693, 4) to Richard Rook, or 
Rookes, of Dover, for £100; she m. Richard Goodwin and had 
children baptised in Dover as follows: i. Elizabeth, bapt. Oct. 15, 
1721 ; ii. Richard, bapt. April 19, 1724; iii. Hannah, bapt. Aug. 7- 

1726. 6. Mary, m. Sanders of the island of Nantucket. It 

is barely possible that the above named Mary and Sarah were daugh- 
ters of John Hall3, and were granddaughters of John Hall% the 
tavern keeper. They both made quit claim to land in Dover in 
1730. 

{Family 3.) Nathaniel Hall', John': his name appears on the 
Province tax lists of 1680 and 81, also on a list of petitioners for 
military defence, Feb. 20, 15H9, 90. He had a grant of ten acres 
at the head of his 20 acre lot west of Back river, and it would 
seem that the deacon's Back river property went to him. Nathaniel 
and his wife, Hannah^ of Dover, conveyed, Nov. 16, 1696, for 
£36, to Nathaniel Meader, of Oyster Bay, 30 acres of land "granted 
mv deceased father, Deacon John Hall," and ten acres on Back 
river. This is all we know of Nathaniel Hall. 

[Family 4.) Ralph Hall% John^ : Deacon John Hall deeded or 
conveyed to his son Ralph Hall, Feb. r, 1685, 6, one-half of his 
Dover Neck homestead, the other half to be his on the decease of 
the deacon. July 11, 1694, he had a grant of 20 acres on Fresh 
Creek. This land was lost with numbers of other grants there in a 
law suit with Richard Waldron, who claimed by prior grant. The 
town o;ave lands elsewhere to all the sufferers or their heirs. Ralph 
received £10 for quit claim of Richard and Elizabeth (wife; Pink- 
ham of a lot of 3I acres once the " house lot of our grand- 
father Thomas Leighton." Ralph Hall was auditor in 1702 and 
constable in 1705. Pike's Journal says, Nov. 13, 1706: "Ralph 
Hall, Sen., of Dover, deceased, after six days illness with grevious 
pain in his side together with the fever." He must have married 
twice. The name of his first wife is not ascertained. He married, 
2d, May 26, 1701, Mary^ dau. of Philip Chesley ; in 1713 she, 
with her sister Esther, wife of John Hall, gave quit claim deed of 
their father's home plantation at Oyster river for £45. But Mary 
married again and as wife of John Foy, Feb. 26, 1717, 18, quit 
claimed to John Hall, evidently son of Ralph Hall by a former wife, 
all her "right in lands that my former husband, Ralph Hall, left me." 
Sons of Ralph Hall, John and James, were appointed administrators 
March 4, 1706, 7. The estate was divided between seven sons, a 



Halls of Dover. 155 

double portion being given to the eldest, and ^15 reserved for Jona 
than, who was a weak and sick child. Names of sons were : 

I. John (Family 9), 2. James. (Family 10). 3 Jonathan, 
sickly and weak child. 4. Isaac, said by tradition to have moved to 
Massachuetts. And by second wife : 5. Benjamin, b. June, 1702. 
(Family 11). 6. Ralph (Family 12). 7. Joseph, b. Maich 26, 
1706 (Family 13). 

Third Generation. 

[Family 5.) John Hall^, John% John': b. June 27, 1673 ; resi- 
dence Dover, in the. part called Oyster river : m. Elizabeth. John 
Hall, " eldest son and heir " of John H?ll, deceased, with Elizabeth 
his wife and his mother Abigail, conveyed, Aug. 3, 1698, to John 
Tuttle ten acres of land (then in possession of said Tuttle), for- 
merly belonging to grandfather, Deacon Hall, being west of the road 
to Cochecho, the purchase of June 8, 1675. Dec. 10, 1700, his 
younger brothers Thomas and Joseph were appointed to administer 
on th ir father's estate, and no allusion 'to him is made ; nor in any 
subsequent transaction on record. Probably he was dead at this 
time. 

It is possible that Sarah Hall who married a Meader, and Mary 
Hall who married a Sanders, mentioned in account of his father, were 
his children. " Widow Elizabeth Hall, of Dover," married Sept. 7, 
1705, Benjamin Pierce from Watertown, Mass., and had: i. Ben 
jamin Pierce, b. ijoj ; ii. Joseph Pierce, b. 1709. She d. and 
Benjamin Pierce m., 2(1, 17 14, Hannah Ash and had seven more 
children, all on the Dover records. 

One child of John and Elizabeth Hall is recorded viz: Sarah, b. 
July 25, 1696. 

There was a John Hall (whose pedigree we cannot trace) who 
had a wife Sarah and lived at Oyster river about this time, and had : 
John, b. Dec. 17, 1720 And a Sarah was bapt. March 6, 1720. 

(Family 6.) Thomas Hall3, John^, John' : b. June 19, 1675 ; 
d. in or before 1732; residence Oyster river, Dover. He was ad- 
ministrator with brother Joseph on estate of their father, Dec. 10, 
TO, 1700. He and brother Joseph owned the privilege of the second 
falls on the Cochecho. These two also took quitclaim May 11, 
1730, from Richard and Sarah (Hall) Goodwin, and also apparently 
from Mary (Hall) Sanders, Jan. i, 1727. They also conveyed to 
John Horn, March 20, 1726, 7, for X 54, one-half of 100 acres 
near Reyner's brook, " granted our father John Hall ; " and the other 



156 Hall Genealogy. 

half June 29, 1728, for <£ 54, to the same. It was granted by the 
town April 2, 1694. Thomas Hall conveyed, Dec. 29, 1726, to 
John Horn of Dover one third of a right in Rochester, having a 
good title of " inheritance." His son James of Dover, conveyed to 
John Hall of Dover, April 20, 1722, all his interest in 20 acres 
which had belonged to his fafher Thomas. And Joseph, son of 
Thomas, conveyed to the same his interest in the same land April 
22, 1 728, specifying it as " granted to my father Thomas Hall, being 
20 acres of land at y^ Brook above y^ head of Jonathan Woodman's 
land," both these deeds were recorded in 1735." James theeldest son 
of Thomas refused to administer on his fathers. estate, Sept. 2, 1732 
(his mother Mary had previously refused), and desired that his brother 
Thomas be appointed. Children were: 

I. James (Family 14). 2. Thomas (Family 15). 3. Joseph 
(Family 16). 

[Family J.) Joseph Hall^, John% John' : m., Nov. 3, 1707, 
Esther Beard. He was associated with his brother Thomas in set- 
tling his fathers estate. Antl he conveyed, Dec. 8, 1721, to Joseph 
Austin one-half of ten acres granted to Dea. Hall west of the road to 
Cochecho and north of Joseph Beard's land. Children w^re : 

I. Abigail, b. in Dover, July 5, 1708, and perhaps others ascribed 
to his nepbesv Joseph Hall. 

{Family 8.) Hatevil Hall^, John^, John' : residence Dover, 
lived on the west side of Back river; m., March 14, 1706, 7, 
Mercy Cromwell. The tradition among his descendants is that he 
was drowned in early manhood and left but one son. 

1. Hatevil (Family 17). 

{Family Q).) John Hall^, Ralph% John': b. as early as 1685; 
residence Dover, lived first on Dover Neck, but as early as 1730 
he was of Somersworth, where he had land which evidently came to 
him from his father's estate and originally from his grandfather Dea. 
Hall; m., Aug. 9, 1705, Hester or Esther.^ dau. of Philip Chesley 
and sister of his father's 2d wife. John Hall and his wife Hester and 
her sister Mary, widow of Ralph Hall, quit claimed to Phiilp Chesley, 
a nephew, Dec. 23, 1713, as only daughters of Philip Chesley. 
Hester jumped from the upper story of her father's house with a 
babe in her arms at Durham Falls, ":;hen most of the other members 
were killed by the Indians in 1694. There are records of many 
conveyances of land by John Hall, among which are the following, 
viz. : Of the Dover Neck property, he with wife Esther conveyed 
to Thomas Kenny, of Dover, June 26, 1716, rights in calves pasture, 



Halls of 'Dover. 157 

granted to grandfather John Hall. Feb. 21, 1721, 2, he conveyed 
to Nicholas Hosford for ^8 los land lying on the west side of Dover 
Neck, between Hilton's Point and Redding's Point, inheritance in 
fee simple. Dec. 23, 1722, he and wife Esther conveyed to Joseph 
Beard land on Dover Neck running down to Back Cove slip, join- 
ing land of Pomfrett Dam (formerly William Pomfrett's). Aug. 26, 
1723, he conveyed to Thomas Millett, of Dover, marriner, for £45, 
two pieces : one butting on Back river west, and on John Dam's 
lot on the north, and on John Dam's lot on the east, and on the 
lane to the Back Cove on the south, being the home lot given by 
Capt. Wiggin to Thomas Leighton ; the other piece was at the place 
commonly called and known by the name of Hilton's Point, on Do- 
ver Neck aforesaid, it being one'twenty-fifth part or share in the ox 
pasture, it having formerly been the right of Thomas Canney, Sen., 
deceased. He conveyed to Thomas Alden, of Dover, March 5, 
1725, 6, for £20, ten acres. John Hall conveyed to Gersham 
Downs, Sept. 20, for £11, the 6 acres in Cochecho marsh originally 
granted to John Hall, Sen. Jan. 23, 1720, i, he had rebounded 
the 100 acres in Rollingsford which had been granted to his grand- 
father in 1656. It was the third lot on the tract of land between 
St. Alban's Cove and Quampegan. It was said, in 1720, 21, to be- 
gin at a tree by the water side, at a ''poynt comonly called Curriell 
Poynt." And there he lived. He conveyed to Rev. James Pike, 
of Somerworth, Dec. 12, 1729, 30, for £18, one-third of a share in 
Rochester, being 20 acres " given unto me, the said John Hall, by 
his excellency, the Governor." He conveyed, Jan. 4, 1733, 4, to 
Benjamin Ham, of Dover, one share in Dover common lands ; and 
Aug. 19, 1734, half of a right in commons to John Ham, of Dover. 
Either he or his son John couveyed to John Pray, of Dover, for 
£60, ten acres, bounded south by said Pray's land, north by Benja- 
min Weymouth, east by the Newichawannock, west by highway 
leading to Somersworth. There are deeds on record from him to 
his sons of the land in Rollingsford. To son Samuel, July 4, 1732; 
to son John, Nov. 28, 1732; to son James, March 25, 1735, of 
which the father reserves the life use. There is also a deed on 
record from John Hall to James Hall (perhaps this John was a 
brother of James) for £500, the homestead place in Somersworth of 50 
acres, bounded easterly on the hig,hway or road that leads from St. 
Albans to Quamphegon, northerly on road which runs betwixt this 
land and Benjamin Weymouth's land, westerly on Samuel Hall's land., 
southerly on the land of Daniel Paul, John Hall and wife, Esther, 



158 Hall Genealogy. 

conveyed to William Tombly, May 25, 1734, land given by town 
in place of Fresh Creek, lost in the Waldron law suit, a grant o' 
1693, 4, " to my father Ralph Hall." He conveyed a similar piece 
to JosephHanson, June 7, 1734, and added a deed of the same, Dec. 
7, 1734, as administrator of his father's estate. Children were: 

I. John, b, 1706 (Family 18). 2. Samuel (Family 19). 3. James 
(Family 20). 4. Keziah. 5. Esther. 6. Betsey. One of these 
daughters married an Evans. 

{Family 10.) James Hall^, Ralph^, John' : died before 1735? 
when the final settlement of his father's estate was made. Nov. 21, 
1735, the sons of Ralph^, Benjamin^, Ralphs, Josephs and heirs of 
James3, by attorney Uncle Joseph^, made a conveyance. Previously, 
July, 1734, Rowland Green, tailor, and wife Elizabeth, of Ports- 
mouth, and Mary Hall., spinster, of Rye, makeour trusty and well 
beloved uncle, Joseph Hall, Jun., of Dover, our attorney to convey. 
These are all the children on record : 

I. Elizabeth, m, Rowland Green. 2. Mary, unmarried in 1734. 

[Family 11.) Benjamin Halls, Ralph% John' : b. June, 1702, in 
Dover ; d. in Barrington, 1779, ae. 80; m. Frances Willey^ of Lee. 
He was apprenticed to William Dam, weaver, July 16, 1709. Rev. 
Dr. Quint has the indenture in his possession. Nov. 9,1726, Bene- 
dictus (and Leah) Tarr sold to Benjamin and Ralph Hall, of Dover, 
20 acres on the westerly side of the Mast way that leads to the hook. 
Benjamin Hall lived in Madbury until about 1755, when he re- 
moved to Barrington. He was one of the petitioners for the incor- 
poration of Madbury in 1743. Parson Cushing baptized, Dec, 30, 
1741, Benjamin Hall and Frances, his wife, and five of their chil- 
dren. In the spring of 1772 his house burned. Children were: 

I. Benjamin, b. Dec. 12, 1730 (Family 21). 2. Isaac (Family 
22). 3. Joseph was baptized 1741; d. young. 4. John, b. Jan. 
18, 1739 (Family 23). 5. Abigail, b. 1741 ; bapt. 1741 ; d. young, 

6. Samuel, b. May 19, 1744; d. at home, single, Feb. 11, 1776. 

7. Mary, b. Dec. 22, 1755 ; m. Ebenezer or Samuel Kelly, and 
Hved at Strafford Ridge. 

[Family 12.) Ralph Halls, Ralph^, John': b, in Dover about 
1704; lived in Madbury until about 1753, when he removed to Bar- 
rington. He was one of the petitioners for the incorporation of 
Madbury, 1743 ; m. Elizabeth Wiliey^ of Lee. Ralph Hall and 
Elizabeth, his wife, conveyed to William Hill, of Dover, for 
<£i20, eight acres of common lands, June 13, 1744. The 
land in Madbury which he and brother Benjamin purchased of 



Halls of Dover. 159 

Benedictus Tarr, Nov. 9, 1726, was quit claimed by Benjamin 
to Ralph, Nov. 21, 1749; also 3 3-4 acres near where Ralph's 
"house stands." May 5, 1786, he conveyed to son Ralph* 
land in Barrington, on the road from Madbury to Barnstead. In 
the latter part of his life he went to live with his son Joseph* on the 
farm now owned by his great-great-grandson, John Hall, on the 
Crown Point road in Strafford, just below the Blue Hill. There he 
died, and the graves of himself and wife are there in the old orchard. 
Children were : 

I. Elizabeth, m. Joseph Daniels, of Barrington, and had Joseph 
and others. 2. Frances, m. Samuel Foss, of Barrington, son of 
Samuel and Mary (Dowse) Foss, and had five children, whose de- 
scendants are plentiful. 3. Solomon (Family 24). 4. Ralph, m. a 
Davis, and moved to Jackson, N. H. 5. Lois, d. young. 6. Jo- 
seph, b. Dec. II, 1741 (Family 25). 7. Deborah, b. May i, 17445 
m. John, son oi Benjamin Hall. 8. Abigail, m. Samuel Berry, of 
Barrington, and had a large family, of whom five grew up; her 
son John Berry was the father of the late Samuel G. Berry, of the 
Governor's council, and of William Berry, formerly State Treasurer; 
her son Jonathan was ancestor of the Berrys of Felker mills in 
Barrington. 9. Sobriety, m., June 19, 1777, Nicholas Brock, of 
Barrmgton, and had six children, from whom are the Brocks of Straf- 
ford. 

{Family 13.) Joseph Hall^, Ralph% John': b. in Dover, March 
26,1706; residence in Dover, where he d. Nov. 14, 1782; m., 
X^tc. 19, 1734, Peniel Bean. Children were: 

I. Anna, bapt. July 29, 1735; m., 1st, Reuben Daniels, of 
Wolfsborough, by whom she had three children; m., second, Philip 
Kelley, of Wakefield, by whom she had four children. 2. Mary, 
bap. May 23, 1736; m. Paul Hessey and had four children. 3. 
Joseph, bapt. Nov. 5, 1738 (P'amily 26). 4. Daniel, bapt. 
Aug. 22, 1742 ; residence Wakefield; m., wid. Patience Taylor, of 
Sanbornton, and had Hannah, who m. John Sanborn of Wakefield. 
5. Abigail, bapt. Oct. 7, 1744; m. a Hawkins. 6. Samuel, bapt. 
March 19, 1747 (Family 27J. 7. Hannah, bapt. April 2, 1749 ; 
m. Reuben Long of Wakefield, and had two children. 8. John, b. 
Nov. 1752 (Family 28). 9. Peniel, m., March 19, 1775, John 
Scribner, of Wakefield, ai;d had six children. 



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Fourth Generation. 

[Family [4.) James Hall^, Thomas^, John% John': b. in Dover 

about 1700; residence Durham; m. Tabitha . He signed 

a deed for £6, to John Hall, April 20, 1722, of all interest in grant 
*' to my father Thomas Hall of Dover at y^ Brook above y' head 
of Jonathan Woodmans." He with wife Tabitha conveyed, April 
2, 1735, then called "senior" to Joseph Atkinson of Durham, for 
X25, all the right in his common or undivided lands in Durham. 
They also conveyed for X8, June 24, 1736, to Timothy Emerson 
of Durham, tanner, 20 acres bounded west by Lt. Woodman's, with 
dwelling house thereon. This is all we know of James or his 
family. 

[Family 15.) Thomas Hall% Thomas^, John% John' : residence 

Durham ; m. Elixabeth . His elder brother desired Sept , 

1732, that Thomas be appointed to administer on the estate of their 
father and he was so appointed. Thomas Hall, husbandman, con- 
veyed to Richard Plumer, July 21, 1733, for £ 25, one share in 
Dover common lands. Thomas and Joseph Hall conveyed Dec. 
12, 1 741, to Otis Pinkham, of Dover, 20 acres on the west side of 
Back river, adjoining the river near the Back cove. Thomas of 
Durham with wife Elizabeth conveyed to John Knight of Newington, 
gentleman, March 30, 1747, for X 10, 12 acres in Durham "granted 
to y*^ estate of John Hall, late of Durham, husbandman, deceased, 
Thomas being executor. It is not certain what John Hall this was. 
Thomas Hall, husbandman, and wife Elizabeth, Oct. 21, 1747 
for <£i2 ioj^, conveyed to Samuel Smith, five acres in Durham, be- 
ginning at the north corner ol Timothy Emerson's land formerly 
Samuel Chesley's. This is all we know of Thomas Hall or his family. 

[Family lb.) Joseph Hall'', Thomas^, John^, John' : b. in Dover, 
April 13, 1707 i probably he had a family. Joseph Hall, of Dover, 
conveyed to John Hall, April 22, 1728, for £5 all interest in a cer- 
tain grant to " my father Thomas Hall, of Dover, being 20 acres at 
y' Brook above y*" head of Joseph Woodman's." He was proba- 
bly the Joseph, Jun., who conveyed to Samuel Twombly, April 27, 
1 73 1, 60 acres in Rochester, and the Joseph who conveyed to Nicho- 
las Tuttle, of Dover, July 16, 1735, for £60, his right to the first 
division of Dover common lands ; and the same to whom Thomas 
Hall, of Dover, husbandman, quit claimes, Dec. 12, 1741, to 
" my brother Joseph Hall, husbandman, of Dover," a tract of land 
where Joseph now lives, containing all his homestead land in Dover 



Halls of Dover. i6i 

on the westerly side of Dover Neck, adjoining to Back river, 
bounded southerly on land of Capt. Thomas Tibbetts, westerly on 
Back river, northerly on land commonly called Calves' pasture, east- 
erly on the highway which leads from said Hall's house to Capt. 
Thomas Tibbetts, including dwelling house. Children may have 
been, and probably were : 

I. Joseph, marriner. 2. Mehitable, m. Joseph Dam, but, possi- 
bly, Joseph and Mehitable may have been the children of Joseph^ 
son of John^. Dec. ii, 1752, Joseph Hall, of Dover, marriner, for 
.£50, conveyed to Joseph Dam, of Durham, all right in estate of 
father Joseph, late of Dover, yeoman, deceased, it being two-fifths 
part of said estate. A Mehitable Hall (who owned the covenant 
and was baptized March 3, 1734) married Joseph Dam, baptized 
Sept. 26, 1 7 19. 

{Family 17.) Hatevil Hall% Hatevil^, John% John' : b. in Do- 
ver, Feb, 15, 1707, 8 ; d. Nov. 28, 1797 ; m., April i, 1733, Sarah 
Furbish, of Kittery ; removed from Dover to Falls River ; removed 
from Dover to Falmouth, Me., about 1753, 4; he belonged to the 
Society of Friends. Nov. 17, 1733, he sold to John Ham all the 
right of his father Hatevil had to 100 acres of land formerly in the 
possession of his grandfather, John Hall ; April 20, 1734, Daniel 
(and Sarah) Field conveyed, to Hatevil Hall, chair maker, 10 acres 
west of Back river, on the southward of the country road from Do- 
ver to Durham ; May 6, 1738, he sold to William Hussey, of Do- 
ver, for £20, ten acres of commons; March 20, 1752, John 
Twombly conveyed to Hatevil Hall 23 i 2 acres on the east side of 
Salmon Falls river. The list of his posterity, a few years ago, was 
published in a newspaper, which 1 have not been able to obtain. 
They numbered then about 1,900. His children were: 

I. Dorothy, b. Aug. 23, 1733 (Family 29). 2. Daniel, b. March 
23, 1735 (Family 30). 3. Hatevil, b. March 24, 1736 (Family 31). 
4. Marcy, b. Oct. 6, 1738 (Family 32). 5. Abigail, b, Feb. 12, 
1740; d. Feb. 12, 1825 (Family 33); m. Isaac Allen and had 
Catharine, Sarah, Robert, David, Mary, Dorcas, Isaac. 6. Eben- 
ezer, b. July 20, 1741 (Family 34). 7. William, b. Dec. 6, 1742 
(Family 35). 8. John, b. June 19, 1744 (Family 36). 9. Jede- 
diah, b. Jan 21, 1748 (Family 37). 10. Andrew, b. Sept. J5, 1750 
(Family 38). 11. Nicholas, b. March 8, 1753 (Family 39). 12. 
Paul, b. Dec. 15, 1755 (Family 40). 13. Silas, b. 1758 (Family 41). 

{Family 18.) John Hall-*, John3, Ra!ph% John^ : b. 1706; d. 
11 



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suddenly Oct, 19, 1889 ; residence in Rollinsford ; m., ist, Sept., 
1728, Anna Morrill.^ of Kittery, intentions of marriage entered there 
Aug. 17, 1728 ; m., 2d, Oct. 17, 1743, Sarah Stackpole^ of Somers- 
worth, she c!. Jan. 1804, ae. 86, and was buried on the Carr burial 
place. Various conveyance are on recoid which those interested can 
examine. Children were : 

I. Samuel, b. March i, 1736. 2. Anna, b. Sept. 19, 1737; m. 
John Tucker, of Portsmouth. 3. John, b. March 24, 1740 •, d. in 
6 or 7 years. By 2d wife : 4 William, b. July 10, 1745, was 
a captain ; went to North Berwick, Me., and left numerous de- 
scendants, among whom is John Hall, lately member of the Maine 
Senate, and formerly an officer in the war for the Union. Two of 
Capt. William Hall's daughters married Wentworths, whose descend- 
ants, in part, are in Rollingsford, N. H. 5. Mary, b. May 25, 
1748, probably d. young. 6. Ruth, b. March i, 1750 ; m. Bar. 
tholomew Wentworth, some of whose descendants are in Rollins- 
ford ; and some of the Wentworths own a part of the Hall home- 
stead, and most of the present Rollinsford Wenthworths are the de- 
scendants of John Hall. 7. Lucy, b. Nov. 26, 175 1 ; m. Peter 
Ball, of Portsmouth. 8. Silas, b. May 9, 1753. 9. Philip, b. 
May 15, 1755 ; d. at sea, unmarried. 10. Marcv, b. Dec. 9, 1758. 
II. John, b. Nov. 1, 1763; d. Aug. 19, 1786, unmarried. 

[Family 19.) Samuel Hall'', John3, Ralph% John' : he received, 
July 4, 1732, his father's lands in Rollinsford ; he resided in Somers- 
woith. Samuel and Lydia Hall, of Somersworth, conveyed land in 
Somersworth, Nov. 12, 1736, 16 acres, for £135 4^, to Ensign Jere- 
miah Rollins and Ebenezer Roberts, reserving wood for the use of 
John Hall, his father. There was a road lying between said land 
and Weymouth's. Probably the same Samuel Hall sold, May 20, 
1734, one-third share in common lands of Dover, to David Daniel, 
of Dover. Samuel Hall removed from Somersworth in 1750 to 
New Castle, Me , with his family, consisting of eight sons and two 
daughters. Four of the sons died young ; two died in the army, 
one by poison, it is supposed, and the other by camp fever. They 
were under Gen. Wolf at the surrender of Quebec. The other 
two sons lived to be old men. 

1. Ebenezer, b. June 16, 1743 (Family 42). 2. Isaac (Family 

43)- 

{Family 2C.) James Hall^, John^, Ralph% John': he received 

and from his father, James Hall of Somersworth ; conveyed to 

Thomas Hodsdon, of Berwick, for <£iO, a certain part of a saw 



Halk of Dover. 163 

mill at Quamphedon, called old Brigg's saw mill, " which part was 
purchased by me of my father, John Hall, and is the shore saw on 
Dover side." The right was for its use three days in each 
month. 

[Family 21.) Benjamin Hall-*, Benjamins, Ralph% John': b. 
Dec. 12, 1730 ; d. Oct. 30, 1810; resided at Barrington ; was a 
farmer; m., ij^6^ Sarah^ dau. of James Huckins, of Madbury, b. 
May 6, 1733 ; d. April 7, 1821. Mr. Huckins died in the old 
French war. Benjamin Hall was some time in the Revolutionary 
war, going to Cambridge immediately on the breaking out of war. 
The gun which he used there, and a cartridge, which he brought 
home, are still preserved by his descendants. Children were : 

1. Ebenezer, b. April 8, 1756. 2. Abigal, b. Sept , 1758 ; d. 
July 14, 1791 ; m. George Berry, of Strafford, and had Susan, Ben- 
jamin, John, George, Isaac, Abigail. 3. Hannah, b. Jan. 7, 1761 ; 
d. March 23, 1783 ; m. Nathan Foss, and had Nathan, who d. in 
20 days. 2. Frances, b. Aug. 28, 1763; d. Jan. 28, 1848, un- 
married. 5. Jonathan, b. April 29, 1766. 6. Sarah, b. Julv 22, 
1768 ; m. Jonathan Clark, and had Mary, Sally, Hannah, Rhoda, 
Jonathan, Lois. 7. Mary, b. March 9, 1772. 8. Benjamin, b. 
May 3, 1775 ; d. 1776. 9. John, and 10. Lois, twins, b. Sept. 27, 
1777; John d. Jan. 1778. 

Joseph D. Hall, of Barestead (on the Province road), is a descend- 
ant of Benjamin Hall. 

[Family 22.) Isaac Hall-*, Benjamins, Ralph', John' : lived on 
the homestead ; m. his cousin, Eli-zabeth IVilley^ of Lee. Children 
were : 

I. Elijah, m Parker, and had seven children. 2. Elijah, 

m. Majora Mea, and had five children, one of whom was 

Elijah, b. 1783, lived at Bow Pond. 3. Stephen, m. 

Longue, and lived at Montpelier, Vt. 4. Esther, m. Samuel Clay ; 
d. 1850. 5. Isaac, b. 1776; m. Betsey Caverly, and had eleven 

children; lived in Barrington. 6. Joanna, b. April, 1769; m. 

Libby, and had two children ; all are dead. 7. Benjamin, m. 

Glover, and had four children. 8. Mary. g. Betsey, m. Small 
Corn, and had three children. 10. Samuel, went to sea and never 
returned. 11. Hannah, m. Samuel Demeritt, had no children. 12. 
Phebe, m. fnur times. 13. Keziah, m. Solomon Demeritt, had 
three children.. 14. Patience, b. Nov. 10, 1782 ; m. Andrew 
Meserve, and had ten children, of whom Mary Ann m. Dr. John S. 
Fernald, of Barrington Tg^ac H. Meserve was the successful su- 



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perintendent of Roxbury city farm ; and Curtis Coe Meserve, b. 
March 28, 1816 ; graduated at Dartmouth College. 15. Jacob, m. 
three times, and had sixteen children. 

[Family 23.) John Hall^ Benjamins, Ralph% John': b. Jan. 18, 
1749; d. at Strafford, Dec. 2, 1824; m. his cousin, Deborah^ dau. 
of Ralph Hall, b. May i, 1748 ; d. Oct. 29, 1839, lived at Bow 
Pond ; at her funeral her four sons followed her remains to the grave, 
each with the help of a crutch and a cane, by reason of rheumatism. 
Children were: 

I. Winthrop. 2. Israel, lived at Bow Pond. 3. Mary. 4. 
Abigail. 5. Sobriety, m. Israel Caswell. 6. Hannah. ^. Samuel, 
lived at Bow Pond. 8. John, died young. 9. Daniel, b. Dec. 4, 
1788 (Family 44). 10. Deboiah, m. her cousin Isaac Hall. 

E. Melven Hall of Dover, is a descendant of John and Deborah 
Hall. 

[Family 24.) Solomon Hall^, Ralphs, Ralph% John' : lived in 
Barrington ; d. Sept., 1818 ; m., ist, Jbigail Davis ; m., 2d, Tam- 
sin Jyres ; m., 3d, Charity Johnson. Children were : 

I. Solomon, m. Joanna Morrill, of Northwood; d. in Nashua; 
had Prudence, b. 1799, and Rhoda, b. 1801. 2. A.sa. 3. Love. 

4. Daniel, b. July 8, 1769. 5. John, m. Nancy . 6. 

Hatevil, b. June 21, 1779. 7. Moses, removed to Vermont. 8. 
Charity, m. her cousin Samuel Hall. 9. Sally, unmarried. 10. 

Marcey, m. John Davis, of Nottingham. 11. Tamsin, m. 

Ward, removed to Vermont. 12. Abigail, b. 1772; m. Israel Pien e, 
of Barrington, had i. John D., b. Feb. 28, 181 1 ; m., March, 1839; 
Tamsin Hall j ii. Sally; iii. Moses; iv. Alfred. 

[Family 25.) Joseph Hall-*, Ralphs, Kalph', John": d. Dec, 
1826 ; m., April 4, 1764, ^1/(377, dau. of Samuel, and Mary (Dowse) 
Foss, of Barrington, b. March, 25, 1745 ; and d. May, 1822. He 
was a Ruling Elder in the Presbyterian church, and is well remem- 
bered for his estimable qualities. Children were : 

I. Mary, b. Feb. 17, 1765 ; m., Feb. 6, 1783, Ephraim Holmes, 
residence, Strafford, s. p. 2. Joseph, b. July 8, 1767 (Family 45). 
3. Solomon, b. June 25, 1769 ; d. at Barnstead, Oct. 24, 1852 ; m. 
Lydia S., d. Aug., 1845 J had twelve children, of whom George 
has the homestead. 4. Betsey, b. March 25, 1772 ; d. at Barnstead, 
Sept. 4, 1845 ; m. Samuel York, and had three children. 5. 
Samuel, b. Aug. 8, 1774 (Family 46). 6. Abigail, b. Jan. 31, 
1777; unmarried. 7. Lois, b. March 18, 1778; m William San- 
ders, and had three children ; lived at Ossipee. 8. Sally, b. Dec. 



Halls of Dover. 165 

13, 1782; m. William Berry, b, Feb. 1,1779; d. at Strafford, Sept 
8, 1815 ; had five children, g. Israel, b. March 17, 1785 ; m,, ist, 
Hannah Sanders, b. April 3, 1787; m., 2d, Mary Sanders, b. Jan. 5, 
1792; he was a representative and selectman, etc., of Strafford; 
had eleven children. 

[Family 26.) Abigail Hall^, Ralphs, Ralph% John': m. Samuel 
Berry^ of Harrington, and had : 

I. John, b. Jan. 10, 1778; m., June, 1796, Hannah Garland, b. 
Oct., 1778 ; he d. May 3, 1 836; children, i. Samuel G., li-ed at 
Barnstead, was representative also warden of New Hampshire State 
Prison ; ii. William ; iii. Joseph ; iv. Polly G. ; v. Abigail, m. John 
Freeman ; vi. Jonathan, m. Betsey Fowler, and had nine children. 
2. Abigail, m. John Stiles, and had twelve children. 3. Eleanor, m. 
John Clark, and had seven children. 

[Family i-j .) Joseph Hall^, Josephs, Ralph% John': bapt. Nov. 

5, 1738. Children were: 

I. Joseph. 2. Dorcas. 3. Nathan. 4. Betsey. 5. Ellas. 6. 
Josiah. 7. Polly. 8. Benjamin. 

[Family 2^.) Samuel Hall*, Joseph^, Ra!ph% John': b. March 
19, 1747 ; d. April 19, 1831; m., ist, Aug. 26, I 773, Bridget GUman^ 
of Westfield ; m., 2d, Hannah Leighton. Children were : 

I. John, b. April 5, 1775. 2. Anna, b. April 29, 1777. 3. 
Joshua G., b. July 19, 1779. And by 2d marriage: 4. Andrew, b. 
Dec. 10, 1786. 5. Bridget, b. Sept. i, 1788. 6. Jeremiah, b. 
Sept, 24, 1794. 7. James, b. Nov. 1796. 8. Ira, b. Dec. 13, 
1800. 

Fifth Generation. 

[Family 29.) Dorothy Hall^, HateviH, Hatevil^, John*, John': 
b. Aug.' 23, 1733; m., Jan. 20, 1750, George Leighton^ of Dover. 
Children were : 

I. Peletiah. 2. Jedediah. 3. Sarah. 4. Hatevil. 5. Abigail. 

6. David. 7. Paul. 8. Silas. 

[Family 30.) Daniel Halls, pedigree as above : b March 24, 
1735,6; d. Dec. 8, 1788, at Falmouth, Me.; m., at Falmouth, 

fVinslow^ b. July i, 1737; d. June 14, 1793. He was the 

first of the family to go to Falmouth, and afterwards persuaded his 
parents and his brothers and sisters also to go there. Children were : 

I. Winslow*^, b. Sept. 7, 1758 ; m., Mary Hussey, and settled in 
Windom, Me. ; he had a son Winslow^, b. 1801, m. Hard- 
ing, and settled at Portland, Me., removed to Waterville, Me., 



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1872. 2. Mercy, b. Aug. 19, 1761. 3. William, b. Nov. 11, 
1763; d. Oct. 4, 1813. 4. Stephen, b. Jan. 23,1767; d. July 12, 
1843. 5- Rachel, b. July 18, 1769 ; d. Dec. 1 1, 1849. ^- Simeon, 
b. July 12, 1771 ; d. in infancy. 7. Anna, b. Sept. I, 1774; d. 
Aug, 28, 1844. 8. Betsey, b. June 28, 1778; d. Dec, 1858 
(Family 47). 9. Simeon, b. May, 1781. 

{Family 31.) Hatevil Hall^, pedigree as before : b. March 24, 
1746, 7 ; d. May il, 1804, ae. 69 •, m., 1st, Ruth Wimlow^ d. 1789, 
who was the mother of his children ; m., 2d., Ann 'Jenkins. He 
lived in Falmouth, Windham, Buckfield and Brooks, where he died. 
Children were : 

I. Job, b. in Falmouth, 1755; m., ist, Mary Tripp; m., 2d, 
Nancy Mussey. 2. Ruth, m., ist, John Briggs ; m., 2d, Nathan- 
iel Smith. 3. Sarah, b. 1758 ; m. Robert Gelchel. 4. Hezekiah, 
m. and removed to Kentucky. 5. Enoch, b. 1763. 6. Submit, b. 
in Windham, 1766; m. Daniel Elliott. 7. John, d. in child- 
hood. 8. Hatevil, m. Judith Morgan. 9. Abigail, b. 1772 , m. 
Daniel Campbell. 10. Nathan, b. 1774; m. Susan Forbes. 11. 
Dorcas, b. 1776; m. Israel Herrick. 12. Margaret (Family 48). 
13. Shadrock, b. 1779; m. Sarah Roberts. 

[Family 32.) Mercy Hall^, pedigree as last given; b Oct. 6, 
1748 ; m. "Joseph Leighton^ of Dover. Children were : 

I. Susanna. 2. Hannah. 3. Andrew. 4. Stephen. 5. Mary. 
6. Ezekiel. 7. Lydia. 8. Daniel. 9. Betsey. 10. Robert. 11. 
Sarah, 

{Family 33.) Abigail Hall', pedigree as last given : b. Feb. 12, 
1 740; m. Isaac Allen. Children were: 

I. Catharine. 2. Sarah. 3. Robert. 4. David. 5. Mary. 6. 
Dorcas, b. 1780; m. Josiah Dow, b. 1766, and were the parents of 
Hon. Neal Dow, the author of the prohibition law of Maine, and 
the temperance candidate for the Presidency of the United States in 
1880. 7. Isaac. 

{Family 34.) Ebenezer Hall^, pedigree as last given : b. July 20, 
1741 ; d, at Gorham, Me., Aug. 26. 1807; m. Hannah Anderson. 
Children were : 

I. Abraham. 2. Isaac. 3. Dorothy. 4, Israel. 5. Ba hshua. 
6, Ebenezer. 7. Daniel. 

{Family 35.) William Hall^, pedigree as last given : b. Dec. 6, 
1742; d. Aug. 18, 1811 ; m., 1st, Betsey Cox; m., 2d, Elizabeth 
Willson. Children were : 



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I. Elijah. 2. Timothy. 3. Trial. 4. Robert. 5. Israel. 6. 
Jeremiah. 7. Betsey. 8. Sarah. 9. Mary. 

{Family T^b.) John Halls, pedigree as last given: b. June 19, 
1744 ; d. June 18, 1804 ; m. Grace Sprague ; removed to Jonesboro. 
Children vi^ere : 

I. Sarah. 2. Love. 3. Abigail. 4. Salome. 5. Hatevil. 6. 
Lucy. 7. Charity. 8. Dorothy. 9. Annie. 10. William. 11. 
■William. 12. Grace. 13. Simeon. 14. Joel. 

[Family^-.) Jedediah HallS, pedigree as last given: b. Jan. 
21, 1748 •, m. Hannah, dau. of Joseph and Elizabeth (Husscy) Tib- 
bitts, b. March l, 1753 ; m., 2d., Elizabeth Clough ; removed down 
east. Children were : 

I. Peter. 2. Joel. 3. Elizabeth. 4. Aaron. 5. Mercy. 6. 
Moses. 7. Abigail. 8. David. 9. Jonathan. 10. Ann. 11. 

Dorcas. 

(Family 38.) Andrew Halls, pedigree as last given: b. Sept. 15, 
1750; d. Aug. 23. 1831 ; m. Jane Merrill. Children were : 

I. Jane. 2. Edmund. 3. Polly. 4. Amos. 5. George. 6. 

Josiah. 7. Henrv. 

(Family T,^.) Nicholas Hall^, pedigree as last given : b. March 
8,1753; d. Sept. 13, 1835; m., \iU Experience Stone; m., 2d, 
Emma Sawyer. Children were : 

I. Esther. 2. Miriam. 3. Lot. 4. Greenfield. 5. Experi- 
ence. 6. Comfort. 7. Solomon. 8. Ephraim. 9. Osney. 

[Family 4.0.) Paul Halls, pedigree as last given: b. Dec. 15, 
1755; d. April 12, 1841 ; m., ist, Sarah Neal ; m., 2d, Keziah 
Hanson -, residence Brunswick, Me. Children were : 

I Johnson. 2. Olive. 3. Daniel. 4. Neal. 5. William. 6. 
Sarah. 7. Hanson. 8. Patience. 9. Betsey. 10. James. 

(Family ^ J.) Silas Hall^, pedigree as last given: b. 1758; d. 
Jan. 26, 1843, at Raymond, Me., m., ist, Mary Gould; m., 2d, 
Hannah Neal \ lived in Falmouth, Me., and removed to Raymond. 

Children were : 

I. Samuel. 2. Mary. 3, Dorothy. 4. James. 5. Frances. 
6. Peace. 7. Sarah. 8. Andrew. 9. John. 10. Paul. 11. 
Olive. 12. Silas. 13. Miltmore. 14. Augusta. 15. Hannah. 

(Fflw//y 42.) Ebenezer Halls, Samueh, Johns, Ralph% John', 
b. June 16, 1743 ; m. Feb. i, 1770, Elizabeth Gof, of Boston, b. 
June 3, 1748 ; d. April 15, 1835, se. 87. The tradition is that she 
was a descendant of Judge GofF, of England, the regicide. Mr. 



1 68 Hall Genealogy. 

Hall removed to New Castle, Me., 1750, and to Vassalboro, Me., 
1808, where he d. Sept. 27, 1836, ae. 93. Children were: 

I. Alexander, b. Jan. 18, 1771; d. Oct. 20, 1776. 2. Benja- 
min, b. Nov. 29, i; 72 ; d. at Boston, Oct. 27, 1814. 3. Mary> 
b. May 2, 1775; d. at Vassalboro, Jan. 4, 1854. 4. Betsey, b. Nov 
5, 1777 ; d May 17, 1865. 5. Hannah, b. Dec. 10, 1780 ; d. at 
Vassalboro, June 30, 1863. 6. Alexander, b. Jan* 25, 1784; d. at 
Augusta, Geo., July 27, 1822 7. John GofF, b. March 4, 1792 
(Family 49). 8. George Washington, b Oct. 21, 1796; d. March, 
1873 ' ^^^- ^ Alfred, who lives in Washington, D. C. 

{Family \'^.) Israc Hall-^ pedigree as above : m. Mary Linscott^ 
of Jefferson. Children were : 

I. Mary, m. James Givins. 2. Abigail, m, Ebenezer Clark, 
one of whose daughters m. Benjamin Lincoln, and had Ephraim, 
whose widow lives in Oakland, Cal. 

[Family 44 ) Daniel Hall^, John'', Benjamins, Ralph% John' . 
b. Dec. 4, 1788 ; m., April 5, 1810, Sally Stiles^ of Strafford; resi- 
dence Rochester, N. H. Children were : 

I. Albert, d. in Brooklyn, N. Y., Oct. 15,1859; was a machin- 
ist ; m. Jane Oakey, and had one son and two daughters. 2. John, 
m., 1st, Hannah Brock; m., 2d, Abby Murry, and had three sons ; 
residence Rochester, N. H. 3. Elijah, m. Mary Rickford, and d. 
in Dover, leaving three sons and one daughter. 4. Daniel, m. Ann 
Strang, of Mass., and d. in Rochester, N. H., Nov. 18, 1856, leav- 
ing three sons. 5. Tobias, m. Hannah Temple, of Mass. ; lived 
in Barrington, and had two sons and three daughters. 6. Joseph, 
m. Nancy Libby, of Dover, and had three sons ; he and his son 
Albert enlisted Oct.. i86r, in the 8th N. H. Vols., and were tvith 
Gen. Butler at the capture of New Orleans, where they both died 
during the war. 7. William, m. Sarah How ; lives at Newport, R. 
I., and has one daughter. 8. Smith, b. March 28, 1828 ; m., Oct. 
27, 1851, Christiana Oakey, of Brooklyn, N. Y. ; he went to Brook- 
lyn May, 1847, ^^^ ^^^ apprenticed to his brother Albert for three 
years to learn the machinist trade ; he was appointed policeman of 
the 5th ward of Brooklyn, by Mayor Hall, April 15, 1855, and 
Jan. 24, 1865, he was appointed sergeant of the 48th Precinct, in 
which capacity he was serving in 1876. He was so much interested 
in his kindred that he printed a pamphlet from Dr. Quint's first 
newspaper articles on that subject, with some additions, a copy of 
which he very kindly sent to me; he had two children : i: Charles F., 
who died about 1873; ii. William H. 9. Sarah, m. D. Morrison, 



Halls of Dover. 169 

and died Sept. 19, 1852, leaving one daughter. 10. Dyer, m. Maria 
Willard, of Rhode Island ; lived with his father in Rochester, N. 
H., had one son and two daughters. 11.. Maria, d. Sept. 24, 1842. 

(Family 45.) Joseph Halls, Joseph^ Ralphs, Ralph% John': 
b. July 8, 1767. Residence Dover, and had a daughter Sarah 
(Family 50). 

[Family 46.) Samuel Halls, pedigree as above : b. Aug. 8, 1774. 
Children were : 

I. Polly, m. Dow. 2. Mary, m. Hanson. 3. Ralph, 

b. Sept. 26, 1799 (Family 51). 4. Joseph. 5. Israel. 6. Samuel. 
7. Tamsin, m. Pierce. 8. Sally, m. Pierce. 

Sixth Generation. 

{Family 47.) Betsey Hall^, Daniel^, HateviH, Hatevils, John*, 
John': b. June 28, 1778; cl. Dec, 1858; m., Jan. 26, 1796, 
Robert Puritan^ of Portland, Me., b. Sept. 26, 1771, d. March 3, 
1836. Children were : 

I. Lavinia, b. Dec. 5, 1796. 2. Amos, b. Jan. 17, 1799. 3. 
Winslow H., b. Nov. 11, 1800. 4. James M., b. Feb. 23, 1803 ; 
d. at Ponse, Porto Rica, W. I., Dec. 28, 183J. 5. William, b. 
Feb. 12, 1804. 6. Mary Annie, b. Dec. i, 1806. 7. George, b. 
Nov. 30, 1808. 8. Harriet, b. Jan. 31, 1811 ; m. Moses G. Dow, 
of Norway, Me., and d. there April 23, 1843. 9- E^^'^y J^n^i b. 
March 12, 1816 ; m. James N. Hall, of Norway, Me., and d. there 
Nov. I, 1844. 

(Famih 48.) Margaret Hall^ Hatevil^, HateviH, Haievils, 
John% John': b. about 1778 ; m. Joseph Roberts^ of Buckficld, Me., 
a widower with twelve children ; he lived on a farm in Standish, 
Me., now (1878) owned by Edwin White, Esq. ; he was a soldier in 
the revolutionary war and was in the battle of Bunker Hill and many 
other engagements. Children were : 

I. Isaiah, m. Polly Brown. 2. Benjamin, m. Nancy F. Cilley. 
3. Nathan, d. in infancy. 4. Ruth, d. in infancy. 5. Mary, d. 
young. 6. John, m. Harriet Jackson. 7. Alfred J., m. Caroline 
Davis ; m., 2d, Sarah Roberts. 8. Timothy T., m. Nancy Gar- 
diner. 9. Charles M., m. Clarinda Havener. 10. Nathan H., m. 
Elvira Irish. 11. Mary Taylor, m. Calvin Fogg. 12. Winslow, 
b. in Brooks, Me., 1821 (Family 52). 13. Rufus, b. April 14, 
1823 ; m. Adeline Files. 

{Family 49.) John Goffe Hall^, EbentzerS, SamueH, John3, 
Ralph% John': b. in New Castle, Me., March 4, 1792; he is 



I/O Hall Genealogy. 

living in Vassalboro, Nov. 14, 1881, and manages his farm and 
works on it. He was sheriff of Kenebec Co , Me., for many years, 
and was afterwards member of the Legislature from the same county. 
He moved to Vassalboro in 1808, and m., Dec. 11, 18 15, Mercy 
Taylor^ b. in Yarmouth, Mass., Jan. 12, 1795, d. at Vassalboro, 
Me., March 6, 1879. Children were : 

I. Elizabeth Goffe, b. Sept. 27, 1816 (Family 53). 2. Hannah, 
Carlton, b. Aug. 16, 181 8 (Family 54). 3 Alexander, b. Feb. i, 
1820 (Family55). 4. Mary Ann, b. Oct. 29, 1825 ; m., Oct, 29, 
1 851, Barnabas Hedge, of Vassalboro. 5. Emeline Lincoln, b. 
July 22, 1829 ; m.. May 15, 1872, Orrick Hawes, of Vassalboro ; 
she has verv kindly sent me the family record of her father's posterity, 
for the most part. 6. John Goffe, b. Sept. 21, 1831, and lives in 
San Francisco, Cal. ; m,, March 20, 1853, Ellen M. Ayres, b. in 
Vassalboro, 1833; d. Feb. 17, 1864, leaving child Alice May, b. 
Dec. 14, 1853. 7- T"ho"i^s Adams, b. May 19, 1833; lives at Vir- 
ginia City, Nev. ; m., Nov. 27, 1 87 1, Emma Belle Nelson, b. in 
North Gage, Oneida Co., N. Y., June 13, 1850, and had Alton 
Forbes, b. at Gold Hill, Nev., Dec. 11,1872; d. Nov. i 7, 1874. 

[Family 50.) Sarah Hall^, Joseph^, Joseph"*, Ralph?, Ralph^", 
John' : she m. George ^int^ Esq. ; he was of Spanish descent and 
came to Dover from one of the West India Islands ; he was a good 
man, full of Christian hope, genial, affectionate, and upright ; he was 
a deacon in the Congregational church of Dover, N. H., and was 
universally esteemed and loved. Dea. Quint died Oct., 1878, of 
heart disease very suddenly while sitting in his easy chair, in the 
evening after attending to his business all day as usual and apparently 
as well as usual ; his wife Sarah died four years previously ; they 
had an only child, Alonzo Hall, who with his wife and five children 
was living with his father in Dover at the time of his father's death. 
Alonzo H. Quint^ studied theology at Andover Theological Semi- 
nary, and was a resident graduate in that seminary, 1852, when he 
commenced a correspondence with me on the subject of my line of 
Halls, the Halls of Medford, inquiring for information which I had 
obtained from the original records of Medford, Cambridge and Con- 
cord ; he afterwards contributed information on the subject to Rev. 
Mr. Brooks the author of the History of Medford. He became 
extensively known as a genealogist, and consequently has been 
troubled with too many letters of irquiry for information. Dr. 
Quint published some twenty years ago four generations of the 
descendants of Dea. John Hall of Dover, and also of Ralph Hall, of 



Halls of Dover. 1 7 1 

Exeter, and subsequently reviewed those of Dea. John Hall and pub- 
lished the result in one of the Dover papers ; and these publications 
which he very kindly sent me have constituted the greater portion of 
what is presented of these two lines of Halls in this genealogy. Rev. 
Dr. Quint was a chaplin in the war for the Union ; he has been 
settled as pastor of several churches in Massachusetts which he has 
served with great acceptance. And he is acknowledged to be one 
of the ripest scholars in theology, and one of the most distinguished 
leaders in the Congregational denomination. Several years ago he 
suffered from a bronchial hemorrhage, and retired to the old home- 
stead in Dover for rest. . • 

[Family 51.) Ralph Hall^, Samuels, Joseph-*, Ralph^, Ralph^, 
John': b. Sept. 26, 1799 ; d. Oct. 31, 1876, as. 77. He was a 
man of remarkable goodness, honesty, and integrity ; he was a 
farmer; residence Greenland, N. H., and represented the town in 
the Legislature for two years ; he was a man of good judgment, and 
a liberal christian ; his death was lamented by all who knew him. 
Children were : 

I. iMicajah Otis, b. May 16, 1822 (Family 56). 2. Mary Otis. 

3. Sarah E. 4. Lydia E 5. Anna M. 

Seventh Generation. 

[Family 52.) Winslow Roberts^, (Joseph) Margaret Hall^, 
Hatevils, HateviH, Hatevil3, John^, John' : b. in Brooks, Me., 1821 ; 
m., 1st, Amelia Putnam., d. June 7, 1849; ^-i ^d, Cornelia M. 
Rand., d. 1864; m., 3d, Maria Bangs. Children by 2d wife were: 

I. Cora R., b. in Shrewsbury, Mass., July 30, 1855 ; m. Wesley 
J. Maynard. 2. Ellen, b. in Brooks, Me., April 7, 1861. And by 
3d wife : 3. Edward W., b. in Brooks, Dec. 20, 1865. 4. Alice 
May, b. May 5, 1868. 5. Alton J., b. in Waterville, Me., Oct. 
23, 1874. 6. Walter H., b. in Waterville, Feb. 15, 1874. 

[Family 53.) Elizabeth G. Hall?, John G.*^, Ebenezer^, 
SamueH, John^, Ralph^, John' : b. in Vassalboro, Me., April 27, 
1816 ; m., Dec. i, 1836, Seth Hopkins., of Vassalboro, Children 
were : 

I. Edward Lincoln, b. Feb. 27, 1838 ; residence Philadelphia, Pa, 
2. William Alexander, b. Aug. i, 1841. 3. Frederic Augustus, b. 
Jan. 28, 1843 ' residence in California. 4. Anna White, b. June 

4, 1846; resides in Augusta, Me. 5, Thomas Hall, b. Nov. 11, 
1848. 6. Emma Porter, b. June 19, 1851 ; resides in Philadel- 
phia, Pa. 



172 Hall Genealogy. 

[tamily 54.) Hannah C. Hall^. pedigree as above : b. in Vassal- 
boro, Kenebec Co., Me., Aug. 16, 1818; m., Dec. 30, 1839, 
Capt. William Reed^ b. on Newagen Island, Me., Oct. il, 181 1 ; 
resides in Oakland City, Cal. Capt. Reed studied navigation when 
quite young, going to sea with his father ; at the age of 19, he com- 
manded a vessel, and he followed the sea almost continually for 
thirty years; he went to California first in 1850 with a company 
who took with them, around Cape Horn, in the ship Rob Roy, a 
stern wheel steamer which they put together at San Francisco, and 
afterwards run her between Sacramento and Marysville, on the 
Sacramento river. Capt. Reed returned to Maine and engaged in 
farming until 1855 when he went again to California, and engaged 
in mining until the arrival of his family, Nov. 14, 1856, when he 
settled in Oakland, Cal. ; he is a large real estate owner ; he and 
his wife are both in good health, and likely to live many years ; 
their children and grandchildren are all living near them. Children 
were : 

I. Elizabeth Myrick, b. Nov. 21, 1840 (Family 57). 2. Emily 
Frances, b. Oct. i, 1842 ; d. Nov. 24, 1858. 3. Charles Goffe, 
b. Dec. 24, 1844 (Family 58). 4. George William, b. June 14, 
1852 (Family 59). 5. Nellie Carleton, b. May 17, 1854 (Family 
60). 6. Annie Lincoln, b. Aug. 29, 1857 ; d. Nov. 28, 1859. 

{Family 55.) Alexander Hall^, pedigree as before : b. Feb. i, 
1820 ; m., i^^o^ Mary Elizabeth Cox^ b. in Vassalboro, Feb. 2, 
1822, d. April II, 1881 ; lived in Vassalboro and had one child 
William Alexander, b. Jan. 7, 1851. 

[Family 56.) MiCAjAH Otis Hall?, Ralph^ Samuel^, Joseph*, 
Ralphs, Ralph% John': b. in Greenland, N. H., 1822; m. Rebecca 
Odell. He is in the custom house, Boston, Mass., and has sent me, 
very kindly, considerable information ; he says that Sergeant John 
Hall, an early settler of Dover, exchanged farms with somebody at 
Bloody Point, or Greenland, then a part of Dover on the border of 
Portsmouth and joining the great bay ; the Packers and Pierces of 
Portsmouth are descendants of Sergeant John Hall and the Hall farm 
became connected with the Pierbe or Packer farm. On the Hall farm 
near the bay was a small graveyard and Mark Pierce ordered Ralph 
Hall, who was at work for him, to cart small stone from a certain lot 
and dump them upon those graves, and although Mr. Hall felt bad 
about it, it was done. (For the family of Sargeant John Hall, see 
appendix.) The children of Micajah Otis Hall were : 

I. George Ralph, m. Harriet Crosby, and had, i. Mary Sears ; ii. 



Halls of Dover. 173 

Harriet R. 2. Alice. 3. Micajah Otis. 4. Sarah Odell. 5. 
Caroline Avery. 

Eighth Generation. 

{Family 57.) Elizabeth M. Reed^, (William) Hannah C. Hall^, 
John G.^, Ebenezers, Samuel*, John3, Ralph*, John' : b. Nov. 21, 
1840 ; m., Aug. II, 1859, David Pierce Barstow, h. in Haverhill, 
N. H., Sept. 10, 1827 ; he is an attorney at law. Residence Oak- 
land, Cal. Children were : 

I. Ellen Frances, b. Nov. 3, 1863, 2. Wallace, b. July 23, 
1865. 3. Maud, b. March 31, 1867; d. Oct. 7, 1869. 4. 
Lizzie, b. Sept. 23, 1869. 5. David GofFe, b. Feb. 26, 1871. 6. 
William Reed, b. July 27, 1874. 7. Jessie, b. March 14, 1876. 

(Family 58.) Charles Goffe Reed^, pedigree as above : b. in 
Vassalboro, Me., Dec. 24, 1844; m., Jan. 8, 1868, F/ora Alice 
Moore^ b. in Bridgeton, Me,, March 22, 1851. Mr. Reed, came to 
Oakland, Cal., Nov. 14, 1856, where he still resides. He served as 
aeputy county clerk of Alameda county, from 1872 to 1876, when 
he was elected county clerk, which office he held for four years. 
He has since served as deputy assessor, and deputy tax collector, and 
is at present deputy county treasurer. He has been in the public 
service nearly ten years. Children : 

I. Olive Alice, b. Oct. 17, 1869. 2. Elmer, b. Jan. 9, 1871. 
3. Amie Evelyn, b. Jan. 28, 1872. 4. Eva May, b. Aug. 11, 1875. 

{Family 59.) GeORGE W. Reed^, pedigree as last given: b. June 
14, 1852 ; m., Oct. 25, 1877, Mary Elizabeth Monroe^ b. at 
Alameda, Cal., Sept. 5, 1854. Mr. Reed is a graduate of the Uni- 
versity of Califorina, was admitted to the bar of the Supreme Court 
of California, 1879, and is now a practicing attorney in Oakland. 
Children : 

I. Mabel Linden, b. July 26, 1878. 2. Clarence Munroe, b. 
Dec. 25, 1879. 

{Family 60.) Nellie C. Reed^, pedigree as last given : b. May 
17, 1854; m., March 30, 1875, Thomas Clay Mayon^ b. in Indiana, 
Oct. 14, 1843, ^^ '^ ^ mining mill superintendent, resides in Oak- 
land. Children were : 

I. George Clay, b. Jan. 12, 1876, in Oakland. 2. Edwin Hall, b. 
Nov. I, 1877, at Pioche, Nev. 

Rev. A. O. Hall, of Lemester, N. H., a Congregational minister, 
is a son of William L. Hall, son of William Hall of Windham, Me., 
son or grandson of Hatevil Halh, of Falmouth, Me. 



174 Hall Genealogy. 



HALLS OF EXETER, N. H. 

[Compiled almost entirely from newspaper articles furnished by Rev. Dr. A. H. S^'f^^j °^ 

Dover, N. H.] 

The emigrant ancestor was 

(Family i.) Ralph Hall% b. in England in 1619, and was living 
in 1690 ; the records of Exeter show that he was there from 1639 
to 1645, and again permanently after 1664. He was in Dover^ 
from 1650 to 1664, and was probably in Charlestown, Mass., 
from 1645 to 1650 ; records of sales of land in Charlestown, 
by Ralph Hall and his wife Mary, are as follows : mortgaged 
land on the " Mystic side " to Thomas Gardiner, of Roxbury, 
which he had purchased of Thomas Burton ; sold twenty acres 
on Mystic side July 15, 1648, 9 ; he conveyed sixty acres of land in 
Charlestowr;, Feb. 2, 1649, ^'^ Richard Cook, of that place. Ralph 
Hall and Mary his wife, sold land on the Mystic side, Jan. 25, 
1648, 9, which did "anciently" belong to John Hall and Richard 
Kittle. John Hall of Charlestown had lot No. 48 on the Mystic 
side in 1633. What John Hall was this .'' While Ralph Hall lived in 
Dover, he was honored with the rank of lieutenant and became com- 
missioner of small causes ; selectman, etc. His premises on Dover 
Neck he sold Oct. 19, 1664, to John Reyner, "sometime teacher 
at Dover ; " he was delegate from Exeter to the first New Hamp- 
shire assembly which met 1680, and which consisted of eleven men. 
it is the tradition that he was a brother of Dea. John Hall of Dover, 
and that another brother settled near Boston, Children were : 

I. Mary, b. Jan. 15, 1647 ; d. July, 1648. 2. Huldah, b. April 
16, 1649. 3, Mary, probably m., Jan. 13, 1668-9; Edward Smith 
at Exeter. 4. Ralph, d. June 6, 1671. 5. Samuel, d. 1690. 
6. Joseph (Family 2). 7. Kingsley, b. 1652 (Family 3). 8. Sarah, 
d. July 16, 1662. 

Second Generation. 

[Family 2.) Joseph Hall=, Ralph' : b. in Dover, during his 
father's residence there, and removed with his father to Exeter, in 
1664, and died there ; m. Mary^ dau. of the second Edward Hilton, 
by his wife Ann, dau. of Rev. Samuel Dudley, and granddaughter 
of Governors Winthrop and Dudley. Children were : 



Halls of Exeter, ly^ 

I. Joseph (Family 4). 2. Edward (Family 5), and perhaps others. 

{Family 3.) Kingsley Hall% Ralph': b. 1652, in Dover; d. 
about 1736; m., Sept, 25, 1674, Elizabeth, dau. of Rev. Samuel 

Dudley of Exeter ; m., 2d, Woodbury, of Beverly, who d. Jan. 

24, 1728-9, as. 64 ; resided at Exeter most of his life, but we find 
him a resident of Beverly, Mass., in 17 18 ; he was appointed coun- 
celor in 1698, and not far from that time became judge of small 
causes. Children were : 

I. Josiah, (Family 6). 2. Paul, b. 1689 (Family 7). 3. Eliza- 
beth (Family 8). 4. Mary, who d. before her father, having m. 
John Harris, leaving one child, Mary*, b. July 23, 1707, m., 
Nov. 13, 1733, Herbert Waters, and had Herberts, b. Aug. 8, 1735, 
m. 2d (apparently) Jonathan Jones. 5. Mercy, m. Dudley Hilton 
(Family 9). 

Third Generation. 

(7v7w/'/)' 4.) Joseph Hall3, Joseph% Ralph': m, ist^Mary , 

she was b. 1682; d. April i, 1755; m., 2d, Eunice, b. 1696; d. 
March 27, 1790 ; residence in Exeter, where he was much respected 
and often in public office. Children were : 

I. Love, b. June 10, 1716 (Family 10). 2. Mary, m. Sar- 

geant. 3. Sarah, m. John Burleigh, of New Market, and had John. 
4. Sarah, m. Hill. 5. Deborah. 6. Rebecca (Family ii). 

{Family 5.) Edward Hall3, Joseph% Ralph': m., ist, Mary 
PFilson, she d. Dec. 2, i 737, ae. 57 years and 22 days ; m., 2d, Hajinah 
Lord, of Ipswich, and wid. of Josiah Hall ; residence New Market ; 
he was taken captive by the Indians (Belknap, p. 102), in July, 
1706, but escaped after several years of captivity. Children were: 

1. Anna, m., April 5, 1730, Rev. John Moody, of New Market, 
and had Mary, b. March 4, 1731. 2. A dau. m. Rev. Mr. Page. 

3. a dau. m. John Burgen of New Market, and grandfather of the 
late Judge Hall Burgen (See Burgen Family Genealogy). 4. 
Jemirra, m. Cap. Benjamin Smith. 5. A dau. m. Joseph Merrill. 

{Family 6.) Josiah Hall^, Kingsley% Ralph': d. Oct. 16, 1729; 
m. Mary Woodbury, of Beverly, being published in Beverly, March 
30, 1712 -, m., 2d, May 10, 17 19, Hannah^ widow of John Light, 
and dau. of Robert Lord, of Ipswich. Children were : 

I. Elizabeth, m. Tobias Lear ; she was grandmother to the 
Tobias Lear who was Gen. Washington's private secretary. By 
2d wife : 2. Mary (Family 12). 3. Kingsley, b. Nov. 11, 1720. 

4. Josiah, b. Oct. 21 1721. 5. Dudley, b. Jan. 2, 1722-3. 6. 



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Samuel, b. April 20, 1724 (Family 13). 7. Abigail, b. June 20, 
1726. 8. Paul, b. April 18, 1728. Several of the family died 
young. 

{Family J.) Paul Hall^, Kingsley^, Ralph' : m. Mercy^ who 
outlived him and d. Dec. 29, 1726, had : 

Elizabeth, m. Daniel Grant and had, i. Paul H. ; ii. Daniel 
o\ Gilmanton ; iii. James the father of Francis, Daniel, Samuel. 

[Family 8.) Elizabeth Hall3, Kingsley", Ralph' ; m. Francis 
James^ and had : 

I. Kingsley, b. Feb. 19, 1708-9; m., Nov. 5, 1735, Mary, dau. 
of Dudley Hilton, b. Oct. 22, 1709, and had, i. Elizabeth, b. Sept. 
15, 1736, d. Feb. 27, 1737 ; ii. Mary, b. Dec. 10, 1737 ; iii. Lois, 
b, Sept. 30, 1739, m. Theophilus Lyford; iv. Kingsley H., b. 1741, 
d. 1810, unm. ; v. Ann, m., 1st, Thomas Lyford, m., 2d, Col. 
Gilding, and d. Aug. 12, 1813. 2. Dudley, b. Nov. 5, 1713; m., 
ist,March5, i740-i,Mary, dau. of John and Hannah Leighton, m., 
2d, July 12, 1753, Tizzah Emery and had by ist wife, i. Abigail, 
b. June 8, 1742, m. Josiah Weeks (whose son Nathaniel of Gil- 
manton was father to Joshua and Nathaniel, of Exeter); ii. Dudley, 
b. Sept. 8, 1744, d. May 8, 1765 ; iii. Robert, b. Sept, 9, 
1746, d. Feb. 8, 1848-9 ; and by 2d wife, iv, Tizzah, b. May 15, 
1755, who became 2d wife of Dea. Samuel Brooks ; v. Caleb, of 
Gilmanton; vi, Joshua; vii. Mary, who m. Caleb Emery, of Sand- 
ford, Me. 3. Francis, b. Feb. 16, 1714-5 ; m., Jan. 27, 1736-7, 
Abigail Leighton, b. Nov. 7, 1713. 4. Benjamin, whose dau. 
Elizabeth died in the family of her son PVancis Piper, in Tupton- 
borough. 

[Family g.) Mercy Hall3, Kingsley^, Ralph': m., ist, Dudley 
Hilton, son of 2d Edward and brother of Mary, wife of Joseph Hall. 
Dudley Hilton was with his brother Winthrop, June 23, 1710, when 
they were attacked by the Indians and Winthrop killed ; Dudley 
was never afterwards heard of; Mercy m., 2d, Nathaniel Ladd^ 
Children were : 

1. Elizabeth, m. Christopher Robinson, who d. at Cape Breton, 
leaving two daughters, one of whom m. Barnabas Palmer, of Wake- 
field, and the other Mr. Davis, of Rochester. 2. Ann, m. 
Nathaniel Ladd, Jr. 3. Mary, m. Kingsley James, her cousin. 
And by 2d husband, Mr. Ladd, she had : 4. Dudley. 5. Paul. 



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Fourth Generation. 

[Family lo. ) Love Hall% Joseph^, Joseph^, Ralph' : b. June 10, 
1716 ; m. Israel Bartlett^ of Newburg, and had : 

I. Joseph H. 2. Sarah, m., ist. Col. Winborn Adams; m., 2d, 
Col. Hubbard. 3. Israel (Hon.) 4. Mary, b. Aug. 17, 1751 ; 
m., Sept., 1 77 1, Gen. Henry Dearbon, of revolutionary army; she 
d. Oct. 22, 1778. Gen. Dearborn m., 2d, 1780, Dorcas Osgood, 
and had one son Alex. S. ; he m., 3d, 1813, Sarah Bowdoin. 5. 
Josiah. 6. Thomas (judge). 

[Family ii.) Rebecca Hall-*, Joseph^, Joseph^, Ralph': m. 
Samuel Adams^ a physician of Durham, N. H., and had: 

1. Winborn, who was a distinguished officer in the revolutionary 
war and fell at Stillwater, N. Y., Sept., 1737 i m. Sarah Bartlett, 
his cousin, and had i. Samuel, who was a captain at Stillwater, and 
was aid-de-camp to Gov. Sullivan at the time of the Exeter mob ; 
he m. ' a dau. of Hon. William Parker of Exeter, and had seven 
children ; he died at Portsmouth. 

[Family 12.) Mary Hall-*, Josiahs, Kingsley% Ralph' : m. John 
Langdon of Portsmouth. Children were : 

I. Woodbury (Hon). 2. John, b. 1740. 3. Mary, m. 

Storer. 4. Elizabeth, m. Barrel. 5. Martha, m., ist, 

Barrel, m., 2d, Simpson, 3d., Gov. James Sullivan. Of these 

John, b. 1 740, was the most noted. He entered early upon a sea-faring 
life, but was]driven from it by the revolutionary troubles, when he im- 
mediately took decidedly American grounds. In Dec. 13, 1774, he 
was engaged in the removal of stores from the fort at Newcastle. 
In 1775 and 1776, he was a delegate to the general congress; he 
took'command of an independent company of cadets and was pre- 
sent at Burgoin's surrender. He served in Rhode Island with a 
detachment of his company, and was present when Gen. Sullivan 
brought off the American troops. He was member and speaker of 
the N. H. House of Representatives in 1776 and '77 ; was judge 
of Court of Commou Pleas in 1776, but resigned the next year; 
in 1778, was agent under Congress for building ships of war, and 
was continental agent for New Hampshire. In 1779, he was pre- 
sident of N. H. convention for regulating the currency ; and from 
1777 to 1782 was speaker of the N. H. House of Representatives. 
In 1780, he was a commissioner to raise men and procure provisions 
for the army ; in June 13, 1783, he was again elected delegate to 
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178 Hall Genealogy. 

Congress ; in 1784 and 5, he was member of N. H. Senate, and in 
the later year its president ; In 1788, he was delegate to the con- 
vention which framed the constitution of the United States. In 
March, 1788, Ik was elected representative in N. H. Legislature and 
speaker of the house ; but took the office of governor to which 
he was simultaneously chosen; in Nov., 1788, he was elected a mem- 
ber of the senate of the United States, and became the first presiding 
officer of that body. He was re elected senator in 1794; later in 
life he was nominated for vice-president of the United States ; but 
declined on account of advanced age ; from 1801 to 1805, he was 
representative in N. H. Legislature ; in 1804 and 5, was speaker ; 
and from 1805 to 1810, and 1810 to 181 1, was governor of New 
Hampshire ; the degree of LL.D., was given him by Dartmouth 
College in 1805. He died at Portsmouth, Sept. 18, 1819. Of his 
patriotism the following speaks emphatically : "In one of the darkest 
periods of the revolution, when our means were small, the Provincial 
legislature was in session in Exeter, the resources of the country were 
at the lowest ebb, despair was on every mind when John Langdon 
arose in that assembly and made this remarkable speech : ' I have 
two thousand dollars in specie, I will pledge my plate for as much 
more, I have eighty hogsheads of Tobago rum which will be sold 
for the service of the State. The country shall have it all, it we 
succeed in establishing our liberty I shall be repaid ; if not property 
is of no value,' such a proposition reanimated every one ; called 
hope back to all, and and the governor said : 'We can now raise a 
New Hampshire regiment, and my friend John Stark can command 
it.' The regiment was raised and fought the battle of Bennington. 
This success was the turning point which resulted in gaining our 
liberty y 

[Family 13.) Samuel Hall-*, Josiah^, Kingsley^, Ralph' : b. 
April 20, 1724. Residence Exeter. Children were: 

I. Kingsley, b. Oct. ii, 1760; m. Honor Randlett. 2. Sarah, 
m. Dea. Samuel Gilman. 3. Abigail, m. Joseph Eldridge. 4. 
Merribah, m. Benjamin Bodge. 5. Elizabeth, m. Henry Randlett. 

Fifth Generation. 

[Family 14.) Kingsley Hall^, Samueh, Josiah^, Kingsley^ 
Ralph' : b. Oct. 11, 1760 ; m., Nov. 5, 1781, and had : 

I. Sarah R., b. Sept. 25, 1783 ; m. Joseph Young, of Exeter, 
and had a son William. 2. Samuel, b. Oct. 31, 1785 (Family 15). 
3. Kingsley, b. March 17, 1787 ; m. Mary Smith, of York, and 
had 5 children (Family 16). 4. Honor H., b. Apiil 7, 1789 



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(Family 17). 5. Frances H., b. Aug. 2,1791 ; m. Daniel Williams, 
of Exeter. 6. Sophia, b. March 7, 1793 ; m. Joseph Flanders. 
7. Clarissa, b. April 5, 1795 ; d. unm., at Exeter. 8. Charles, 
b. Nov, 28, 1797 ; lived and d. unm. in Exeter. 9. Elizabeth 
M., b. July 28, 1799 ; m. James Hill, of New Market, N. H. 10. 
Josiah, b. Sept, 3, 1802; m. Rachel Pierce (Family 18). 

Sixth Generation. 

{Family 15,) Samuel Hall^ (from Family 14) : b. in Exeter, 
Oct. 31, 1785 ; m. Mary Weymouth^ of Gilmantown, N. H., b. 
Dec. 20, 1790 ; he lived on land given him by his father in Gilman- 
town, and d. there Oct. 6, 1853. Children were : 

I. Kingsley, b. March i, 1812 ; m., Nov. 17, 1846, Mary 
Goodhue, of Guilford, N. H., bad no children. 2. George, b, Aug, 
7, 1813 ; d, Oct. 26, 1828, 3. Elizabeth Moody, b. Nov. 30, 
1814 i m., May 20, 1841, Charles G. Frye, b. Feb. 5, 1816, of 
Elliot, Me,, had no children. 4. Nathaniel Bartlett, b. Sept. 29, 
1816 ; lives at Laconia ; unm. 5. Sarah Bartlett, twin to Nath. B.; 
m., Oct., 1842, Joshua Robinson, b. March 24, 1820; she d. Jan. 
I, 1875, s. p. 6. Frances Mc^^ure, b. April 20, 1818; m., June 
7, 1847, George W. Farrar, of Guilford, N. H., and have : Emily 
Frances, b. March 6, 1848, and Oliver Wesley, b. Oct. 14, 1850. 
7. Charles, b. March 23, 1820 ; m., Sept. 4, 1845, Adeline Augusta, 
b. March 29, 1827, dau. of Stephen Cutler, of Winchester, Mass., 
a descendant of John Hall, Sen., of Medford ; they have no children ; 
resides at Winchester. 8. Oliver Wolcott, b. Dec. 3, 1826 j m., 
Feb., 1869, Mrs. Lydia Austin, b. in Charlestown, s. p 9. George 
Harrison, b. April 16, 1831 ; m., April 10, 1858, Sarah Jane Smith ; 
had: i. Edwin Samuel, b. Nov. 17, 1859, d. Nov. 25, 1865; ii. 
Everett, b. Dec. 3, 1869; iii. Melzena, b. Oct., 1872, d, Aug, 

25, 1873. 

{Family 16.) Kingsley Hall^ (of Family 14): b. March 17, 
1787 ; m. Mary Smithy of York, Me., and had : 

I. Henry, 2, Catharine, d. 3. Charles, d. 4. Mary R., m, 
Hatch, and lived in Kentucky. 5. Benjamin. 

[Family 17.) Honor H. Hall (of Family 14) b. April 7, 1789 ; 
m. David Weymouth, of Gilmanton, N. H., and had Henry who is 
a practicing physician at Andover, N. H. 

{Family 18.) Josiah Hall (of Family 14), b. Sept. 3, 1802 ; m. 
Rachel Pierce of Dover, N. H., and had : 

I. A child d. in infancy. 2. Clarissa, m. Samuel Clark a lawyer 
at Lake Village, N. H. 3. Elizabeth. 4. Josiah Bartlett. 



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HALLS DF BRADFORD, MASS. 

The emigrant ancestor was 

{Family I.) Richard Hall^, who settled in the town of Brad- 
ford as early as 1673. He was made freeman in 1676. It is pos- 
sible that he had lived previously in Dorchester, and was the son of 
Richard Hall of that place. He was chosen one of the first two 
deacons of the church of Bradford, Nov. 2, 1682, and held the 
office until his death, which was March 9, 1730. The name of his 
wife was Martha. They had six children, of whom were : 

I. Sarah, who died 1690. 2. John, b. March 21, 1673 (Family 
2). 3. Richard, b. Feb. 6, 1676 (Family 3). 4. Joseph, b. Feb. 
19, 1680 (Family 4). And perhaps, 5. Joanna, m. Dec. 29, 1702, 
at Concord, Mass., John Patterson, of Billerica. 

Second Generation. 

{Family 2.) JoHN Hall% Richard' : b. March 21, 1673 ; m., 
Dec. 24, 1706, Mary Kimball He was a deacon of the church of 
East Bradford ; removed late in life to Methuen, Mass. He had 
ten children, most of whom grew up and had families. Seven of 
whom are as follows : 

I. John, probably. 2. Nathaniel, probably. 3. Judith, m. 
Abraham Kimball, Dec. 30, 1736. 4. Ralph, m., March 11, 1739, 
Abigail Kimball ; removed to Pelham, N. H. 5. Caleb (Family 
5). 6. Henry, b. Nov. 23, 1712 (Family 6). 7. John, m., Dec. 
25, 1741, Mehitable Kimball ; lived in Chester, N. H., probably. 
8. Jonathan, probably. 9. Joshua the youngest, b. Jan. 7, 1724 

(Family 7). 

{Family 3.) Richard Hall^, Richard' : lived in Bradford (m. 
twice), m. ist, probably April 24, 1699, Abiga:l Dalton; m., 2d, 

, at his death, about 1740, she went to live in Harvard, 

Mass. He had five children by each wife, but the only one whose 
name we have ascertained was Nathan or Nathaniel, b. in Bradford, 
Dec. 25, 1 7 15 (Family 8). 



Note. Sarah Hall m., Jan. 7, 1752, PeteT Green. Sarah Hall, m., April 28. 1752, 
A-ron Gage. Hannah Hall, m., June 4, 1786, St. John Tenny, both of Bradford . 



Halls of Bradford. 1 8 1 

{Family 4.) Joseph Hall% Richard' : b. Feb. 19, 168 ; m., Dec. 
24, 1706, Sarah Kimball; residence Bradford. He was a deacon of 
the church in West Bradford. Children were, eight or nine : 

I. Joseph, b. 1707 (Family 9). 2. Benjamin, b. April 27, 1712 
(Family 10). 3. Jonathan, b. Aug. 15, 1716 (Family 11). 4- 
Nathaniel, b. April 2. 1719 (Family 12). 5. Ebenezer (Family 13). 
6. Hannah, m., Jan. 27, 1757, Richard Herbert, of Concor J, N. 
H. 7. Probably Judith, of Bradford ; m., March 23, 1758, 9, 
Ephraim Farnham, of Concord, N. H. 

Third Generation. 

(Family 5.) Caleb Hall3j John*, Richard' : m. Jeru^sha Tippetts. 
He was a farmer and lived in Methuen, Mass. Had but one child, 
William (Family 14). 

{Family b.) Henry Hall^, John^ Richard': b. Nov. 23, 1712; 
m., 1734, Joanna Sargent ; residence Hall's Village, Chester, N. H. 
Children were : 

I. Mary, b. Nov. 14, 1735 ; m. Thomas Chase ; residence Salis- 
bury, N. H. 2. Dorothy, b. May 7, 1737 (Family 15). 3. Caleb, 
b. Nov. I, 1738 (Family 16). 4. Henry, b. May 30, 1740 (Family 
17). 5. Joanna, b. May 17, 1742. 6. Obededom, b. Dec. i, 
1744; m., Dec. 27,1764, Mary Kimball, of Hemsted, and had 
twelve children ; residence Candia, N. H. where he established mills ; 
he was a soldier in Capt. Joseph Dearborn's company in 1776, and 
1777, and 1778, and d. Sept. 8. 1805 ; his widow d. Dec. i, 1842, 
ae, 91 years and 6 months. 7. Judith, b. Oct. 4, 1746. 8. Peter, 
b. June 9, 1 75 1 (Family 18). 9 Lucy, d. Oct. 1829, unmarried. 
10. Moses, m. Mary Cochran; residence Hall's Village, Chester; 
he was a soldier in the battle of Bunker Hill, 1775, in Capt. Joshua 
Abbott's Co., and also served in the armv in 1776. There was a 
Moses D. Hall, of Chester, who m., Dec. 29, 1785, L. Prescott, 
and had ten children, one of whom m. Benjamin Chase, the author 
of the History of Chester. 

{Family 7.) Joshua Hall^, John% Richard': b. Dec. 11, 1724; 
m., Sept. 12, 1752, Deborah Etheridge ; she d. Jan. i, 1801 ; he d. 
Jan., 1794; residence was probably Chester. Children were: 

I. Sarah, b. 1753; m. Matthias Haynes, of Moultonborough, 
N. H. 2. Reuben, m. Betsey Hook ; residence Chester ; was a 
soldier in Capt. Barrow's company, 1776, and in Capt. Daniel Emer- 
son's company, 1777 ; he d. 1826. 3. Probably Moses K., b. Jan, 



1 8 2 Hall Genealogy. 

^Si 175^ (Family 19). 4. Josiah, went to parts unknown. 5. 
Joshua, b. 1762; m. Polly, dau. of Joseph Morse; shed. 1856; 
bed. 1847, ^- ^^ years. 6. Jesse, b. 1764; m. Polly, dau. of 
Wilkes West ; residence Compton. 7. William, d. in the army. 
8. David, d. single. 9. John, m. Nancy Brown ; residence Tutton- 
borough. 10. Elizabeth, m. Jonathan Bagley, and removed to the 
State of Maine. 

{^Family 8.) Nathan Halls, Richard^ Richard' : b. in Bradford, 
Mass., Dec. 25, 1715', m., about 1742, Mary Chapman^ of Box- 
ford, Mass., b. March 29, 1723; d. in Mason, Oct. 27, 1810, ae. 
87 \ he d. in Mason, N. H., May 7, 1807, ae. 91. Mr. Hall re- 
moved first to Dracut, Mass., and in 1747 to Pepperill, and in 175 1 
to Mason, Mass., where he was the second settler of the town ; he 
was a carpenter and farmer ; soon after he went to Mason he built 
a house in which he lived for fifty years, and was the first person to 
die in it ; he was a very hardy man and endured the hardships of a 
new settlement very bravely ; for instance, after toiling all day he 
would take a bag of corn upon his back and walk twelve miles to 
Pepperill to mill and bring back his meal in the same manner, before 
morning, and then work the next day as usual. Dec. 29, 1774, he 
was chosen the first deacon of the church of Mason, and he was 
town treasurer from 1768 to 1776. His children were born in 
Mason, except the first four : 

I. James, b. in Dracut, July 25, 1743 (Family 20). 2. Mary, 
b. in Dracut, March 9, 1746; m , about 1775, John Swallow, of 
Mason, and d. Aug. 14, 1822. 3. Nathan, b. in Pepperill, Aug. 
23, 1748 (Family 21). 4. Mehitable, b. in Pepperill, Dec. 24, 
1750 ; m,, April 28, 1779, Thomas Lawrence, of Pepperill and d. 
Sept., 1812. 5. David, b. Jan. 24, 1754; m.. May 30, 1782, 
Margaret Graham, of Townsend, Mass., and d. Aug. 25, 1824, s. p. ; 
he was a farmer and was a soldier in Stephen Dearborn's company, 
1777 and served in the battle of Be-nington under Gen. Stark. 6, 
Daniel, b. May 5, 1756; d. at White Plains, N. Y., in the United 
States survice ; he was a blacksmith. 7. Henry, b. Oct. 26, 1758 
(Family 22). 8. Elizabeth, b. March 5, 1765; m., May 27, 1788, 
Joseph Sanders of Mason, and d. March 15, 1836. 9. Richard, b. 
Sept. 12, 1768 (Family 23). 

{Family ().) Joseph Hall3, Joseph% Richard': b. in Bradford, 



Note. The following Halls were in the revolutionary war from Chester, Nathaniel, 
Peter, David, Caleb, and others. 



Halls of Bradford. 1 8 3 

Mass., 1707; m., July 5, 1736, Deborah Jbbott^ b. Dec. i, 1704, 
(she was sister of Edward and George Abbott) ; she was a pattern 
of industry, economy, charity and piety ; she rose during both 
summer and winter at four o'clock in morning ; she d. Oct. 25, 
1801, ae. 97 years; Mr. Hall became one of the first settlers of 
Powacook, now Concord, N. H. ; he drew No. 2 of the eleven lots 
for his house and home lot, on which he built a house and moved 
into it Oct., 1 731 ; his house was built with heavy timbers, so as to 
be used as a garrison in time of Indian hostilities ; he was a bene- 
factor of the poor and an example of Christian virtues ; he held the 
office of deacon of the church of Concord for forty years ; he d. 
April 8, 1784, ae. 77 years. Chilren were : 

I. Joseph, b. July 17, 1737; he was a deacon of the church in 
Concord, and d. June 10, 1807. 2. Sarah, b. Sept. 20, 1738; d. 
Nov. 4, 1746. 3. Hannah, b. Nov. 24, 1740 ; d. Oct. 21, 1746. 
4. Mary,b. March 7, 1742,3; d. Dec. 12, 1773. 5- Jeremiah, b. 
Jan. 6, 1746; m., 1769, Esther Whittemore and had Sarah, b. 
Aug. 29, 1770 ; m. Dea. Jonathan Wilkins, 1787; Mr. Hall d. 
Oct. 8, 1770. 

[Family 10.) Benjamin Hall^, Joseph% Richard' : b. April 27, 
1712, and d. in Methuen, Mass., Oct. 27, 1795, as. 83 years ; he 
m., Oct. 9, 1735, Rebecca Farnham^ of Andover, Mass. The in- 
tention of their marriage was published, Sept. 24. 1735. He then 
lived at Rumney, now Concord ; removed to Andover and after- 
wards to Methuen, where he was admitted to the Congregational 
church, 1754. He held the office of a lieutenant. His wife, Re- 
becca, d. Feb. 25, 1785, ae. 68 ; and he m., 2d, July, 1785, Mary 
Hogget^ widow, from Bradford. Lieut. Benjamin Hall made his 
will Sept. 27, 1794, and it was probated Jan. 4, 1796 ; the inven- 
tory was returned to court May 6, 1800, it being 64 acres of land 
with half the buildings on it, valued at $1,075; the personal prop- 
erty, valued at $1,585.76. He gave his real estate and nearlv all 
of his personal property to his son Farnham ; probably other pro- 
vision had been previously made for the other children. He divi- 
ded his wearing apparel between his three sons, and his household 
goods equally between his five daughters. He gives his wife, Mary, 
as much value of household goods as she brought to his house. He 
gave to Elizabeth and Mehitable each three pounds and twelve shil* 
lings : and to Rebecca and Anna each six shillings ; and to Sarah a 
cow. Children were ; 



184 Hall Genealogy. 

. I. Benjamin, b. in Andover, Jan. 29, 1742 ; he was a soldier in 
Capt. Joseph Dearborn's Co., 1776. 2. Rebecca, b. in Andover 
Dec. 26, 1743. 3. Susanna, b. in Andover, May 25, 1747. 4 
Richard, b. in Andover, May 11, 1748; a soldier of 1776. 5 
Farnham, b. in Methuen, June 17, 1752 (Family 24). 6. Anna, b 
1754. 7. Sarah, b. May 19, 1759. 8. Elizabeth. 9. Mehitable 

{Family 11.) Jonathan Hall3, Joseph^, Ricfiard' : b. Aug. 15 
1716 ; m., 1740, Mehitable Kimball ; she d. Feb. 21, 1808 ; he d 
July 2, 1809. f^^ ^^^ ^ deacon of the church in Chester, N. H 
Children were : 

I. Betsey, b. March 28, 1742 ; m. Col. Dea. Joseph Dearborn, 
and settled in Rumney, N. H., the early name for Concord ; she d. 
182T. 2. Susan, b. Feb. lO, 1743 (Family 25). 3. Jonathan, b. 
Dec. 8, 1745; rn. Hannah Butterfield ; residence Rumney. 4. 
Josiah, b. Oct. 7, 1747; m. Ruth, dau. of Maj. Jabez French; 
residence Long Meadows, N. H., where his grandson, John M. 
Hall, lived in 1869 ; he served in Capt. Joseph Dearborn's Co , in 
the battle of Bennington, and d. Sept. 10, 1825, ae. 70. 5. Mehit- 
able, b. June 15, 1749 (Family 26). 6. Joseph, b. Jan. 31, 1752; 
d. Dec. 18. 1832 ; m. Ruth Harriman, and had Joseph J., b. in 
Chester, Oct. 25, 1795; graduated at Waterville college, Me., 
1827-, m. Emily A. Wood, and in 1868 was a minister of the gos- 
pel in Kalamazoo, Mich. 7. Benjamin, b. Sept. 21, 1756; m. 
Nabby, dau. of Samuel Emerson, of Candia, N. H., and d. May 
23, 1806. 8. Priscilla, b. April 4, 1760; m. Francis Porter, of 
Salem, Mass. 

[Family 12.) Nathaniel Hall3, Joseph'', Richard' : b. April 2, 
1719; m., Feb. 27, 1743, Mary Wood^ of Bradford ; she d. June 
23, 1809 ; he d. April 5, 1803 ; residence Chester. Children were : 

I. Mary, b. July 17, 1744; m. Barnard Bricket, of Chester. 2. 
Nathaniel, b. Dec, 20, 1746; m. Nellie Merrill, and settled in 
Goshen. 3. David, b. Dec. 11, 1749 ; m., March 8, 1781, Judith 
dau. of Winthrop Sargent, supposed to have been a soldier in Ste- 
phen Dearborn's Co. in the battle of Bennington. 4. Obediah, b. 
May 13, 1752 ; was a soldier in the revolution from Candia, N. 
H. ; m. Sarah Stickney. 5. Sarah, b. June 22, 1757 ; m. Peter 
Severance, and d. Dec. 28, 1839, as. 82. 6. Eleanor, b. June 29, 
I759';'^m.,' May 13, 1779, Col. Simeon Fowle, of Chester and Ha^ 
verhill,'N. H. 



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(Family 13.) Ephraim Hall^, Joseph^, Richard' : lived in Con- 
cord, N. H., where he died, April 24, 1801 ; m., ist, Hep-zibah, 
who had one son, and died Aug. 23, 1744 ; m., 2d, Dorcas Abbott^ 
of Bradford, June 17, 1746 : she died Sept. 28, 1768, probably 1769, 
ae. 69. Children were : 

I. Ebenezer, b. Aug. 6, 1744. 2. Hepzibah, b. March 29, 1747. 

3. Obediah, b. Oct. 2, 1748 ; he was a soldier in Capt. Joseph 
Dearborn's Co. in 1776. 4. Dorcas, b. Jan. 13, 1751 ; d. Sept. 5, 
1823; 5. Sarah, b. Feb. 4, 1753. 6. Daniel, b. Jan. 13, 1755 
(Family 27). 7. Timothy, b. June 5, 1757 ; d. as a soldier in the 
army, 1777 ; he was in Capt. Joshua Abbott's Co., and went to re- 
inforce the Northern Army. 8. Stephen, b. May 13, 1759 (Family 
28). 9. Abiel, b. May 31, 1761 (Family 29). 10. Lydia, b. Oct. 
10, 1767. II. Deborah, b. Sept. 18, 1769; m. Daniel Baker. 

Fourth Generation. 

[Family \\.) William Hall'', Caleb^, John% Richard': b. in 
Methuen, Mass., Feb. 29, 1745 ; d. about 1800 ; m., ist, April 30, 

1772, , b. July 13, 1746; d. March 27, 1790 ; m., 2d, 

Jan. 26, 1792, Susanna Aiken^ dau. of Dea. Edward Aiken, of 
Windham, Vt., b. May 25, 1758; d. Nov. 9, 1843, «• 85. The 
Aikin family belonged to a colony of Scotch Irish which settled 
Londonderry, N. H. William Hall graduated at Harvard College 
in 1766, and became a minister of the gospel, .and preached several 
years without a pastoral charge in Massachusetts, when on the 6th 
i of Nov., 1788, he was settled as the first pastor of the Congrega- 
tional church, of Grafton, Vt. (then Tomlinson). When he was 
about 65 years of age, he had a stroke of paralysis, from which he 
never fully recovered ; Mr. Hall was grave and dignified in his 
deportment, and much respected by his people, and the good influence 
of his preaching and example was seen in the harmony and prosperity 
of that congregation for seventy years after the time of his settlement 
as their pastor. Children were: 

I. William, b. Jan. 18, 1774 (Family 30). 2. Caleb, b. Sept. 
12, 1777 (Family 31). 3. Frederic, b. Sept. 30, 1779 (Family 32). 

4. Daniel Wood, b. Sept. 19, 1785 (Family 33). By 2d wife: 5, 
Jerusha. b. Dec. 23, 1792 (Family 34). 6. David Aiken, b. Oct. 
16, 1795 (Family 35). 7. Fanny Wood, b. June 3, 1788 (Family 
36). 8. Susan, b. March 27, 1804 ; d. of consumption, Sept. i, 
1825 ; she was beautiful in person, and lovely in character and 
manners. 



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{Family 15.) Dorothy Hall'', Henry^, John*, Richard': b. at 
Hallsville, Chester, N. H., May 7, 1737; m. Lieut. Abram Fitts ; 
residence Candia, N. H. They had ten children: 

I. Lydia. 2, Dorothy. 3. Daniel. 4. Moses Hall. 5. 
Reuben. 6. Sarah. 7. Samuel. 8. Elizabeth. 9. Abraham. 
10. Nathan. 

Moses H. Filts was a school commissioner for many years 
in the State of New York. He had a son Franklin and a 
daughter Sarah, who m. Nathaniel Wheat, a physician of Candia, 
for 24 years from 1809. Franklin Fitts graduated at Dartmouth 
College, 1 83 1, and received his degree of M.D., from its Medical 
Department, and settled in practice at Buffalo, N. Y., in 1835 ; he 
m. Emily, dau. of Jesse Eaton, and died soon after from over exer- 
tion in saving some sufferers from an inundation ; his wife did not 
long survive. 

{Family 16.) Caleb Hall^, Henry^, John% Richard'; b. Nov. i, 
1738; m. Mary Bradley^ of Haverhill, N. H., b. 1745 ; residence 
Chester and Auburn, N. H. ; on hearing of the battle of Bunker 
hill he went to Massachusetts and enlisted ; he was in Joseph Dear- 
born's company in R. I., 1777, and went as a substitute in 1782. 
Children were : 

I. Lydia, m. Joseph Brown; she d. Dec. 15, 1790. 2. Molly, 
b. June, 1766; m. B. P. Chase; she d. Dec. 18, 1790. 3. Anna. 
4. Judith. 5. David, b. Aug. 7, 1774; ni. Martha, dau. of Dea. 
John Graham ; she d. May i, 1861 ; he d. 1842. 6. Moses, b. 
June 7, 1782; m. Mary Orr ; he d. 1856. 7. Elijah, b. July 22, 
1784; m., 1809, Lydia Smith; he d. 1855. 8. Isaac, b. Sept. 20, 
1788 ; m., 1st, Lucy Palmer ; m., 2d, Anna Wasson Witherspoon. 
There was also a John Hall and a Henry Hall who lived in Chester. 

{Family 17.) Henry Hall^, Henry^. John% Richard' : b. May 
30, 1740; m. Betsey^ dau. of Isaac Bradley, Jr., of Haverhill, 
N. H., son of Isaac Bradley, who received from the governor of 
Mass., a horse and trappings as an acknowledgment of his bravery 
in escaping from Indian captivity. Betsey had a sister Lydia 
who m. a Burnham, and d. in Groton, Vt., in 1852, ae. 103 years ; 
she was the grandmother of Judge B. F. Burnham, of Boston, 
who is also the grandson of Henry and Betsey (Bradley) Hall. 
Henry Hall was lieutenant in the revolutionary army and distinguished 
himself for his bravery in the battle of White Plains, N. Y. ; perhaps 
it was this Henry Hall who was an ensign in the 9th troop oi the 
1st Reg. Cavalry, N. H., 1761. Children were: 



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I. John-, b. May 15, 1762, at Chester, N. H. (Family 37). 2. 
Anna (Family 38). 3. Betsey (Family 39). 4. Lydia (Family 40). 
5. Dorothy (Family 41). And by 2d wife : 6. Joshua, had a family 
and lived in West Rumney, N. H., where he d. 7. A child, who 
lived in Dorchester, N. H,, and moved to Ohio. 8. A child, who 
lived in Groton, N. H. 

(Family 18.) Peter Hall-*, Henry^, John', Richard' : b. June 9, 
1751 ; m. Lois Atwood^ resided at Halls Village, where he d, Dec. 
I, 1842, ae. 91. Children were: 

I. David d. young. 2. Anna, b. 1778; m. Joseph Currier, and 
d. 1864. 3. Peter, b. 1780 ; m. Sally Burfee, of Candia, N. H., 
and d. March 29, 1862, as. 82. 4. John, b. June 16, 1782; m. 
Hannah, dau. of Nathaniel Ingalls, he d. i860; they were the 
parents of Dr. Josiah Hall of Chester, N. H., b. March i, 1805. 
5. Joseph, d. young. 6. Joseph, b. 1786 ; m., ist, Marv, dau. of 
Joseph Dustin, m., 2d, Mary Knowles, he d. Oct. 11, 1829. 7. 
Henry, b. April 18, 1788; m. Lydia Marston ; she was living on 
the homestead in 1868; he d. Oct. 11, 1829. 8. Lois, m., 
1828, John Proctor. 

{Family 19.) Reuben Hall*, Joshua3, John% Richard': d. 1826 ; 
m. Betsey Hook; probably he was that Reuben Hall, who was in 
Capt. Brown's company. Col. Davis Oilman's regiment, April 10, 
1776, and in Capt. Daniel Emersons company in 1777. 

[Family 20.) James Hall*, Nathan^, Richard^ Richard', b. in 
Dracut, Mass, July 25, 1743; d. 1827, ae 84; m., Feb. 3, 1767, 
Sarah Roe, of Mason. He was a farmer of Mason and removed to 
Springfield, about 1777, perhaps he was of the same line of Halls as 
George Hall, who was moderator of one of the early town meetings 
oi Springfield 1764. Children were all b. in Mason except the last 
four who were b. in Springfield : 

I. James, b. Jan 28, 1768. 2. Asa, b. March 10, 1770. 3. 
Sarah, b. March 29, 1772. 4. John, b. April 30, 1774. 5. Mehi- 
table, b. May 28, 1776 (Family 42). 6. Lucy, b, April 20, 1779 
(Family 43). 7. Horace, lived in Cincinnati, Ohio. 8. James. 
9. David, had a familv ; his wife d. 1844, ^"d he was killed by fall- 
ing from a load of hay before 1857 i 'i^ed in Springfield, Vt. 

{Family 21.) Nathan Hall<, Nathans, Richard', Richard': b. 
in Pepperill, Aug. 23, 1747; m. Eleanor Bryant^ of New Ipswick, 
N. H. ; He was a farmer of Mason, Mass., and removed to Spring- 
field, Vt. Children were b. in Mason : 



1 88 Hall Genealogy. 

I. Mary, b. March 31, 1771. 2. Eleanor, b. March 28, 1773. 
3. Nathan, twin to Eleanor. 4. Jonathan, b. May 2, 1775. 5. 
Betty, b. Sept, 12, 1777. 

[Family 22.) Henry Hall^, Nathan^, Richard* Richard' : b. in 

Mason, Mass., Oct. 26, 1758; d. about 1832, m. Keyes^ of 

Northborough, Mass., removed to Weston, Vt., was a farmer. 
Children were : 

I. Almira. 2. Thomas. 3. Keyes. 4. Betsey. 

[Family 23.) Richard Hall^, Nathan3, Richard% Richard' : b. 
in Mason, Sept. 12. 1768 ; m., Feb. 2, 1793, Hannah Kendall, of 
Mason, b. in Shirley, Mass., Oct. 29, 1771 ; he was a carpenter. 
Children were : 

I. Ira, b. Aug. 5, 1793 (Family 44). 2. Hannah, b. May 3, 
1795 ; m., 1822, Reuben Gates, of Acworth, N. H. ; a farmer, he 
d. July 5, 1823 ; she resides at Acworth. 3. Betsey, b. July 25, 
1801 ; m., 1819, Walker Gassett of Townsend, Mass., a carpenter ; 
residence, Marlow, N. H. 4. Sophronia, b. July 20, 1803; m. 
Minot Baldwin, of Pepperill, Mass , a carpenter ; she d. Nov. 1868, 
in Townsend. 5. George, b. May 31, 1806 (Family 45). 6. 
Susan, b. Feb. 15, 1809 ; m. Heman Gates of Acworth, N. H., 
a farmer ; she d. in Wallpole, Vt., 1847. 

[Family 24 ) Farnham Hall^, Benjamin^, Joseph^ Richard' ; b. 
in Methuen, Mass., Jane 28, 1752; d. May 14, 1834; m. Sept. 
15, 1774, Sally Bailey^ b. Aug. 13, 1754 ; d. Dec 26, 1838 ; Mr. 
Hall received a pension ; his widow applied for $109.88, due Sept. 2, 
1834. Children were : 

I. Polly, b. June 13, 1775; d. July 23, 1847; m. Nathaniel 
Messer. 2. Farnham, b. Feb. 2, 1778 (Family 46). 3. Enoch B. 
b. April 25, 1779; d. Aug. 5, 1793. 4. Benjamin, b. April 18, 
1781 ; d. April 22, 1781. 5. Benjamin, b. June 11, 1782. 6. Sally, 
b. Aug. 31, 1784 ; d. Jan. 7, 1825. 7. Abiah O., b. July 4, 1786 ; 
m. Ralph Hall, of Skaneateles, N. Y., who was also of the Halls of 
Bradford. 8 Frye, b. Oct. 21, 1788 (Family 47). 9. Betsey, b. 
July 15, 1790 ; d. Dec. 22, 1828; m. Heman Bodweil. 10. 
Joseph, b. June 26, 1793 (Family 48). 11. Enoch B., b. Jan. 26, 
1796; d. March i, 1815. 12. Stephen A., b. Feb. 18, 1798; d. 
Jan. 1819. 13. Richard J., b. Sept. 14, 1800 ; lives in Augusta, 
Wis. 

[tamily 25.) Susan Hall% Jonathan^, Joseph'', Richard' : b. June 
15, 1749; m., 1763, Walter Rohie ; he d. 1808, ae. 88 ; he was a 



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representative in the Provincial Congress, in Exeter, 1780, and re- 
sided in Candia, N. H. Children were : 

I. Walter, m. Dorothy Tilton and had 1 1 children. 2. Edward, 
settled in Corinth. 4. Dea. Jonathan, settled in Corinth. 5. Sally. 
6. Lydia, probably m. Capt. Stephen Dearborn, of Chester. 7. 
Susan, settled in Belfast, Me. 8. Nancy. 

{Family lb.) Mehitable Hall"*, pedigree as above: b. June 15, 
1749 ; m. Joh» Rob'ie., brother to Walter, lived in Candia. Children 
were : 

I. Anna. 2. William, m. 1797, Keziah Clark; lived on the 
homestead. 3. Mehitable. 4. Sarah. 5. Priscilla, removed to 
Stanstead, Canada. 6. Jonathan, removed to Corinth. 7. Ichabod, 
removed to Corinth. 8. Ebenezer, removed to Burlington, Vt. 
9. Naomi. 

{Family 27.) Daniel Hall*, Ebenezer^, Joseph^, Richard' : b. 
Jan. 13, 1755; d. Feb. 18, 1835, as. 80; m., ist, Deborah Davis; 
d. Nov., 1822, ae. 65; m., 2d, Elizabeth^ d. Dec, 1831, ae. 74. 
Children were : 

I. Dorcas, b. Aug. 14, 1776; probably m., Nov. 13, 1800, 
Joseph Sherburne, of Portland and had a large family. 2. Ebenezer, 
b. May 9, 1778 ; m., Nov. 15, 1803, Hannah Abbott, b. March 7, 
1782, dau, of Ephraim and Mary (Pearson) Abbott. 3. Robert, b. 
June 16, 1780; d. Aug. 18, 1805, in the West Indies. 4. Joseph, 
b. May 4, 1782 (Family 49). 5. Jeremiah, b. May 4, 1782 
(Family 50); m., Feb. 8, 1827, Abigail Abbott, b. 1783. 6. 
James, b. June 19, 1784 ; m., Nov. 26, 1805, Ruth M. Abbott, 
sister to Hannah, and b. June 29, 1783, of Concord, N. H. 7. 
Simeon, b. March 16, 1786. 8. Sally, b. Sept. 11, 1788; m. 
Jerry Farnham, of Rumford, and had seven children. 9. Polly, b. 
May 16, 1790. 10. Daniel, b. June 17, 1792; was a deacon; 

residence Rumford; m. Sally , and had three children. 11. 

Hannah, b. March 12, 1794 ;[d. May 9, 1794. 12. Gerry, b. 
Aug. 25, 1795. 13- John Calvin, b. Sept. 12, 1798. 14. Polly, 
b. July 27, 1801 ; d. July 19, 1803. 

{Family 28.) Stephen Hall*, Ebenezers, Joseph^ Richard' : b. 
in Concord, N. H., May 13, 1759 ; d. Nov. 23, 1808, as. 49 ; m. 
Patience Flanders^ of Boscawin : d. Feb. 17, 1834, ae. 75 : he was 
in Capt. Joshua Abbott's company in the battle of Bunker hill and 
was in service also in 1776. Children were : 

I. Moses, b. May 12, 1781. 2. Susanna, b. Nov. 13, 1781 ; 
m. Henry Abbott, b. 1774. 3. Annie, b. Feb. 17, 1784. 4. John 



190 Hall Genealogy. 

Coffin, b. Jan. 21, 1786. 5. Lydia, b. March 2, 1788. 6. Abiel, 
b. Jan. 21, 1790. 7. Debbie, b. March 16, 1792. 8. Sally, b. 
April 28, 1794; probably m. Jeremiah Farnham, b. 1785. 9. 
Harriet. 10. Stephen. 11. Ebenezer. 

{Family 29.) Abiel Hall-*, Ebenezer3, Joseph^, Richard' : he was 
probably the Abiel Hall who was in Lt. Col. Gerrish's company, 
July 5, 1777, which marched from Concord to Ticonderoga, and 
when there was in Capt. Ebenezer Webster's company, and the 
Abiel Hall who was in Gen. Stark's brigade, 1777, at the battle of 
.Bennington, and the Dr. Abiel Hall, of Alfred, Me., who m. Mary 
Farnham^ b. Aug. 26, 1764. 

Fifth Generation. 

{Family 30.) William Halls, William'*, Calebs, John% Richard': 
b. Jan. 19, 1774; d. after a brief illness, Feb, 7, 1831 \ m., P'eb. 
25, 1801, Martha Hilh^ b. Dec. 27, 1772; d. Jan. 3, 1814; m., 
2d, March 24, 1815, Sarah Hills^ half sister to Alartha ; she d. of 
consumption, Dec. 18, 1819, s. p. ; m., 3d, May 28, 1822, Nancy^ 
dau. of John Watson, Esq., of East Windsor, Conn. ; she d. in 
Hartford, Conn., Aug., 1850. William Hall commenced business 
as a merchant when a young man, in Grafton, Vt., and removed 
soon after to Rockingham Center, and a few years later to Bellows 
Falls, Vt., where he had a large business during the remainder of his 
life. He was a man of admirable, social and domestic disposition, 
and was greatly beloved by his family and acquaintances ; and he 
was very hospitable ; his beautiful house, situated on the banks of 
the Connecticut, was seldom without visitors. He was one of the 
trustees of Middlebury College, and was State treasurer, and it is 
said that he might have been the governor of the State had he 
desired the office. Children were : 

I. William Frederic, b. Sept. 19, 1802 (Family 51). 2. Maria, 
b. March 9, 1804 ; d. of consumption. 3. Lucia, twin to Maria, 
d. at her uncles in Baltimore. 4. Edward, b. June 7, 1806 ; d. 
Sept. 29, 1815. 5. Martha, b. June 7, 1810 (Family 52). 

{Family 2^1.) Caleb Hall^, pedigree as above ; b. Sept. 12,1777; 
d. Feb., 1857; "^- Atalanta Shafter^ b. Jan. lO, 1784; d. 1862. 
He was a farmer, and lived a good many years in Grafton, Vt., then 
lived a few years at Bellows Falls, and removed to Springfield, Vt., 
where he purchased a pleasant farm on which he spent the remainder 
of his days ; he was respected for his integrity, and beloved for his 
kindness and generosity. Children were : 



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I. Abby, b. March 3, 1807 (Family 53). 2. Frances Maria, b. 
Mav 3, 1809 (Family 54). 3. James Shafter, b. Feb. 10, 1811 ; d. 
at New Orleans, May 10, 1835. 4. John R., b. Nov. 19. 1812 
(Family 55). 5. Martha, b. Oct. i8, 1815 (Family 56). 6. Ed- 
ward, b. Oct. 18, 18 1 8 (Family 57). 

[Family 32.) Frederic Hall', pedigree as before : b. Sept. 30, 
1779 ; d. July, 1849 ' ^t ^s^ Fanny^ dau. of Hon. Jonathan Brace, 
of Hartford, Conn., b. Sept. 23, 1 781 ; d. Oct., 1826, s. p.; m., 2d, 
Jan., 1828, Clarissa^ widow of Roland Lee, Esq., d. Aug. 4, 1858, 
s. p. Frederic Hall graduated at Dartmouth College in the class 
with Daniel .Webster, and remained tutor for about two years, when 
he accepted the offer of a professorship in Middlebury College, and 
after spending two years abroad to prepare himself, he entered upon 
its duties in 1806, and performed them with acceptance until 1824 
(18 years), when he accepted a professorship in Trinity College, 
Hartford, Conn. Here he engaged in the duties of his office about 
four years, when he established a flourishing boarding school for 
boys, in a beautiful suburb of Baltimore. He retired from this 
school after a few years of useful labor, with impaired health, and, 
after spending a year in Europe with his wife and sister, he finally 
took up his residence in Washington, D. C. For many years he 
devoted his time to the study of Mineralogy, and had collected one 
of the finest cabinets of minerals in the country ; this he presented 
to Dartmouth College. He died in Illinois, July 18, 1849, '^^^' 
denly, when on a journey, and his remains were interred in Green 
Mount Cemetery, Baltimore. His widow died in Washington, 
D. C. 

(/"ijwj/i^' 33.) Daniel WooD^, pedigreee as last given: b. Sept. 
19, 1785 ; d. Dec. 4, i860; m., Oct., 1819, Sarah Ann Cramer^h. 
April 29, 1793 ; d. June i, 1869. He was of a delicate constitu- 
tion, and consequently preferred a more genial climate than the New 
England winters afforded, therefore he settled at Charleston, S. C, 
and became a commissioned merchant, where he lived fourteen 
years, and then removed to Baltimore, Md., and engaged in trade 
twenty years. After which he removed to Washington, D. C, 
where he spent the rest of his life. He died with the consumption, 
and his widow returned to Balrimore, where she died, s. p. 

[Family 34.) Jerusha Hall^, pedigree as last given : b. Dec. 23, 
1792; d. Oct. 25, 1827; m., Sept. 26, 1826, Caleb Burge^ pastor 
of the Congregational Church in Brattleboro, Vt., and afterwards 



192 Hall Genealogy. 

of the church in Glastenbury, Conn. From thence he removed to 
Western New York, where he died suddenly about 1835. His 
widow died in Utica. Children were : 

I. Harriet N., b, Jan. 2, 1818; d. about 1840; m., 1836, Eras- 
tus Dutton, of Rutland, N. Y., and had: i. a daughter, d. ae. 12 
years; ii, a daughter, m. Samuel D. Mack, of New York city. 2. 
A son b. and d., 1820. 3. Fanny, b. June 7, 1821 ; d., 1832, 
at the house of her uncle David A. Hall, of Washington, D. C, 
who had adopted her, and to whom her sudden death was a 
great sorrow. 4. Ann Amelia, b. June 10, 1824; d. of con. 
sumption, Oct. 20, 1854, at the house of her uncle Caleb 
Hall. 5. William Edwards, b. May, 1826; d. of consumation in 
Troy, Ohio, Feb., 1855. 

{Family ;^S-) David A. Hall^, pedigree as before: b. Oct. 16, 
1795 ; m., Sept. 25, 1841, Susan^ dau. of Charles Bulfinch, Esq., ar- 
chitect, under whose direction the Capitol at Washington was com. 
pleted. She was amiable and lovely in character, but frail and deli- 
cate in constitution, and d. May 22, 1829; m., 2d, May, 1834, 
Martha Maria Condit^ of Morristown, N. Y. ; she d. Aug. i, 1836, 
leaving^one child ; m., 3d, Dec. 25, 1838, Abby W.^ dau. of Martin 
Ellsworth, Esq., of Windsor, Conn., b. Jan., 1823. David A. 
Hall graduated at Middlebury College, 1815, became tutor in a pri- 
vate family in Maryland, where he taught for two years, then he 
obtained a clerkship in the U. S. Treasury Department, and while 
attending to his duties as clerk he studied law with Elias B. Cald- 
well, and was admitted to the bar in 1821. He immediately opened 
an office in Washington, where he enjoyed an extensive md success- 
ful practice for many years. A severe attack of sickness in 1854 
left him in a weakened condition, and he gradually declined until 
Dec. 24, 1870, when he gently passed away. His widow died in 
Springfield, Mass., April 6, 1874. Children were : 

I. Maria Condit, b. July i, 1836; m., July 10, 1872, Lucas 
Richards, and had Lewis Condit, b. Nov. 3, 1873 ' residence Union- 
ville, Conn. 2. Ellen Ellsworth, b. June 30, 1840 ; m., Nov. 3, 
1873, T. L. Curtis, and had: i. Frederic; ii. George. 3. Alice 
Lindsley, lives in Springfield, Mass. 4. William Frederic, b. Sept. 
27, 1844; m., Dec. 15, 1869, Eliza B., dau. of John R. Hall, and 
had : i. Louise, b. Oct., 1870 ; ii. Ellsworth, b. Aug., 1872. 5. Mar- 
tin Ellsworth, b. Sept. 19, 1847 ' ^^ '^ ^" officer in the navy. 6. 
Fanny Elizabeth, resides at Springfield, Mass. 7. Martha Barker, 
resides at Springfield, Mass. 



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{Family 36.) Fanny W. Halls, pedigree as last given : b. in 
Grafton, Vt., June 3, 1798 ; d. June, 1881, ae. 83, at the house or 
a friend in Buffalo, with whom she had made her home for many 
years. Her faculties were well preserved, and in the last year of 
her life she wrote as good a letter, and with as fair a hand, as could 
have been done by any young lady. She had a rare intellect, strong 
and well cultivated ; and her affectionate disposition is evinced by 
her interest in her kindred, and her labor in collecting a record of 
her father's posterity, which is embodied in this work, and for which 
her name will be held in grateful remembrance. 

[Family 37.) John Hall^, Henry*, Henry3, John% Richard' : b. 
May 15, 1762 ; d., 1850, ae. 88 ; residence Rumney, N. H. ; m., 
1st, at Deerfield, N. H., June. 5, 1783, Ruth^ dau. of Jedediah Pres- 
cott, b. March 12, 1761 ; d. at Rumney, 1815 ; m., 2d, at HoUev, C. 
E., July 29,1818, Ruth Fletcher^ whose mother was a Davenport. 
Children were : 

I. Josiah, b. Nov. 20, 1784 (Family 58). 2. Henry, b. Jan. 29, 
1786 (Family 59), 3. John, b., Feb. 29, 1788 ; d, 1855, at Rumney, 
s. p. ; m,, ist, Mary Dearborn, d. 1816 ; m., 2d, Priscilla Morrel 
Blake, of Ellsworth, N. H. 4. Betsey, b. March 31, 1790 ; d. 
March 5, 1806. 5. Solomon, b. May 23, 1792 (Family 60). 6. Jed- 
ediah Prescott, b. Sept. 23, 1794 (^Family 61). 7. Mercy, b. Oct. 
4, 1797 (Family 62). 8. Virtue Spencer, b. May 2, 1800 (Family 63). 
9. Isaac Bradley, b. April 23, 1802 ; d. about 1831. And by 2d 
wife: 10. Davenport Fletcher, b. Feb. 21, 1820 (Family 64). 11. 
Jeffers Pierce, b. June 10, 1823; d. about 1845; ^^ ^^d been 
married and had one child. 12. George Washington, b. June 8, 
1825 ; m. Hannah Blethen, and had Frank, Charles and George ; 
all died young ; residence Boston, Mass. 

[Family 38.) Anna Hall^, pedigree as above : d. at Newbury ; 
m. William Doe^ of Derrv N. H. Children were : 

I. Henry, b. about 1786 (Family 65). 2. Betsey, b. about 1788; 
m. David Mills, and lived i;i West Topsham and Peacham, Vt., 

and had children; one daughter m. Bagley, a tavern keeper- 

3. Jacob, b. about 1790 (Family 66). 4. William, b. about 1792, 
at Newbury, Vt. (Family 67). ^. John (Family 68). 6. Bradley, 
m. Eliza Rogers, and lived in Newbury, Vt. 7. Noah, b. about 
1800 ; d. about 1870 ; lived in Ryegate, Vt. ; m., ist, Fanny Bailey, 
and had : i. Bradley, a sailor ; ii, Marion, lives in Chicago, 111.; iii. 
Elizabeth, d, young ; m., 2d, Nancy McKindley, and had : iv. 
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194 Hall Genealogy. 

James, lives in Ryegate, Vt. 8. Anna, m. Benjamin Atwood, of 
Newbury, Vt., and had : i. William, m. Laura Buxton ; ii. John, 
d. young. 9. Thomas Jefferson, b. 1805 (Family 69). 

[^Family 39.) Betsey Hall^, pedigree as last given : b. in Can- 
dia, N. H. ; d. in Washington, Vt,, of measles, at 80 years of age ; 
m., ist, Stevens; m., 2d, Peasely. Children were : 

I. Betty. 2. Wait, m., lives in Washington, Vt. 3. Lydia> 
m., lives in Washington, Vr. And by 2d marriage: 4. Judith, m. 
Stephen Burton, and had : i. Rev. H. N. Burton, who graduated at 
Dartmouth College and Andover Seminary, and became pastor of 
the Congregational Church in Newbury, Vt., afterwards of a church 
at Sandusky, Ohio ; he m. in Burke, Vt., and had several children ; 
ii. J. Burton, is a merchant in Washington, Vt. 5. James, d., 
ae. 21. 

{Family 40.) Lydia Halls, pedigree as last given : m. 

Stone, of Piermont, N. H., and d. at St. Armands, C. E. Children 



were 



I. Samuel, m. and lives at Burkshire, C. E. 2. Sally, m. 

Adams at St. Armands, C. E., and had : i. Nelson, m. and Hves at 
West Fairham, C. E.; ii. George, m. and lives at West Fairham, 
C. E.; iii. John, m. and lives at Swanton Falls, Vt, 3. John. 4. 
Simon. 

(Family 41.) Dorothy Halls, pedigree as last given : b. at Rum- 
ney, N. H.; d. about 1855 ; m., 1st, Peter Merrill^ of Rumney ; 
m., 2d, Peter Bagley^ of Newbury ; m., -i^A^Amos Webster^ of Rum- 
ney. Children were, by her first husband : 

I. Dolly. 2. Peter. 3. Mary. 4. Betsey. 5. John; all d, 
young. 

[Family 42.) Mehitable Hall^, James^ Nathan^, Richard^ 
Richard': b. in Mason, Mass., May 28, 1776; d. Feb. 19, 1843 i 
m., 1797, Jesse Farley^ of HoUis, N. H., b. 1767; d. June, 1836. 
Children were: 

1. Lucy, b. 1798; d. Jan. 7, 1850. 2. Mehitable, b. Nov. 6, 
1800; d. Feb. 6, 1827-, m. Jonathan Gilman, of Unity, N. H., 
and had Farley B., who lives in Springfield, Vt. 3. Louisa, b. 
April 18, 1813; d. June 7, 1859. * 4. Orrin C, b. May i, 1805; 
d. Sept. 21, 1814. 5. Horace H., b. June 15, 1807; d. Aug. 8, 
1875. 6. Frankhn, b. May 7, 1810 ; d. May 19, 1812. 7. Susan 
A., b. July II, 1815; d. Dec. 23, 1838. 8. Malvina P., b. Sept. 
23, 18 18; m. B. T. Morrill. 



Hails of Bradford. 1 95 

[Family \T^.) LucY Hall^, pedigree as above: b. in Springfield, 
Vt., April 20, 1779 i d. Sept. 24, 1854; m., Dec. 23, 1800, Jmos 
Farley^ b. in Hollis, N. H., Aug. 15, 1778 ; d. in Mich. May 9, 
1837. He removed to Stanstead, C. E., before 1804; and to near 
Kirtland, Ohio, before 1818 ; and to , Michigan, after 

1823. Children were : 

I. Sallie, b. in Springfield, Vt., Sept. 27, 1801 ; d. Nov. 15, 
1801. 2. Laura, b. in Springfield, Vt., Oct. 2, 1802; d. Nov. 7, 

1878 ; m., Bard. 3. Susan, b. in Stanstead, C. E., Nov. 8, 

1804; residence Berrien Springs, Mich. 4. Rebecca, b. in Stan- 
stead, C. E., Dec. I, 1806 ; d. Aug. 12, 1877. 5. Daniel Hall. b. 
in Stanstead, C. E., Nov. 19, 1808 ; d. March 26. 1882. 6. Eb- 
enezer, b. in Stanstead, C. E., Jan. 9, 18 ii (Family 70). 7. Amos 
Adams, b. in Stanstead, Oct. 2, 1813; residence Prescott, Kansas. 
8. Eliza Maria, b. in Kircland, Ohio, Sept. 8, 1818; d. June 19, 
1873 ' '^- Chauncey Aaron Hall, of Berrien Springs, Mich (Fam- 
ily 71). 9. Bethuel, b. March 26, 1823, resides at Berrien Springs, 
Mich. 

{Family 44.) Ira Hall^, Richard'*, Nathans, Richard% Richard' : 
b. at Mason, Mass., Aug. 5, 1793, was living in 1876 ; m., Feb. 
22, 1 82 1, Polly Boyington^ of Mason, b. Feb. 16, 1795, d. Oct. 15, 
1836, ae. 42; m., 2d, April 11, 1839, Mrs. Jerusha Parker.^ of 
Dunstable, b. at Sangus, Mass., Feb. 19, 1798. Capt. Ira Hall 
was drafted to defend Portsmouth Harbor in 18 14, and served three 
months, for which he received a pension ; he was a carpenter, and 
went to New Ipswich, April, 1823 and assisted in building and 
putting a cotton factory into operation ; which took two years ; he 
then became an overseer in the weave room and continued for three 
years, when in 1828 he removed to Lowell, and was in the employ 
of Messrs. Appleton in constructing mills No. i and No. 2, and 
then became an overseer in the weave room of No. 2, until 1831, 
when his health failing he bought a farm in his native place and 
built a house on it, where he lived until 1844, when he sold out. 



NoTi. The pedigree of the Parleys is as follows : It is an old family in England of Saxon 
origin, and can be traced back to as early as 1066, at which time a portion of the family ried 
for safety to Ireland, county of Connaught. The ruins of the Castle Farleigh, are found 
on the Medway, in Kent county, in the town of Farleigh which was built 1170, George 
Farley was an inhabitant of Roxbury, Mass., in 1640 moved to Woburn, in 1641 m. 
Christina Births and removed to Billerica where he d. 1690, his son Caleb was b. 164^ 
whose son Joseph was b. 1683, whose son Ebenezer was b. 1731, and his sons Jesse, b. 1767 
and Amos, b. 1768, m. Mehitable and Lucy Hall. 



196 Hall Genealogy. 

and bought another farm in Dunstable on which he resided in 1876; 
he represented Dunstable in the Legislature of Mass., 1851 and 52, 
and has held many other offices of honor and trust ; it is from him, 
assisted by his son Ira B., that 1 have received this record of his 
near of kin ; two of his children died in infancy \ the others are : 

I. Ira B., b. Dec. 5, 1821 (Family 72). 2. John B., b. Nov. 
I7> 1834 (Family 73). 

[Family 45.) George Hall^, pedigree as above : b. May 31, 1806 ; 
d. at Brookline, N. H., Nov. 5, 1865 ; m., ist, Dec. 24, 1826, Jbi- 
gail Boyington^ oi Mason, d. Feb. i, 1827 ; m., 2d, iS;^o, Rachel Boy- 
ington, b. April 12, 181 i,d. April 29, 1855; m., 3d, Jan. 10, 1856, 
Airs. Harriet N. Ober^ of Nashua, N. H. ; he was a farmer of 
Mason, he held the office of captain ; he was a kind husband, a good 
father, and was beloved by all who knew him. Children were : 

I. George, b. Jan. i, 1831 (Family 74). 2. Amos B., b. Sept. 
3, 1833; "^-5 J""^ 5' 1861, Mary Marden, of Windham, N. H. 
3. William, b. Aug. 11, 1835 (Family 75). 4. Willis J., b. 1837 ; 
d. May 9, 1838. 5. Elizabeth A., b. March 13, 1839; residence 
Nashua, N. H. 6. Christopher C, b. Nov, 26, 1843 (Family 76). 
7. Infant, d. July 8, 1842. 8. John K., b. July 7, 1846 (Family 
77). And by 3d wife : 9. Edward B., b. at Brookline, N. H., Feb. 
21, 1863. 

[Family 46.) Farnham Hall^, Farnbamt, Benjamin^, Joseph^, 
Richard': b. Feb. 2, 1778; m., ist, Barrett; m., 2d, Har- 
riet C. Seaman^ and had children, among whom was Dr. William H. 
Hall, of Saratoga Springs, N. Y. Farnham Hall went to Camden, 
Me., in 1806, and with his brother Frye engaged in trade until after 
the war of 1812, when he removed to New York city where he d. 
March 13, 1850. 

[Family 47.) Frye Hall^, pedigree as above : b. in Methuen, 
Mass., Oct. 21, 1788 ; d. at Belfast, Me., Aug. 3, 1849 ; he moved 
to Camden, Me., about 1806 ; he was a tanner ; he kept store for 
several years, and was town clerk from 1821 to 1826, when he re- 
moved to Hope, Me., and being elected treasurer and register of 
deeds of the new county of Waldo, he removed to the county seat, 
Belfast, 1827 ; he was District Deputy Grand Master of the 
Masonic order. 

{^Family 48.) Joseph Hall*, Farham*, Benjamin3, Joseph", 
Richard' : b. in Methuen, Mass., June 26, 1793; d. in Boston, 
Dec. 31, 1859, at the house of his son-in-law, C. B. F. Adams j 



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Halls of Bradford, 197 

m., 1st, March 17, 1816, Mary^ dau. of Capt. Nathan Howe, of 
Shrewsbury, Mass., having born him six children, d. in 1825 '•> leav- 
ing behind her the cherished remembrances which hallow the name 
of faithful wife and good mother ; m., 2d, 1827, Eliza^ dau. of Wil- 
liam Parkman, Esq., of Camden, Me., who survived him. Mr. 
Hall was brought up behind the counter, except the enjoyment of a 
few months at school at Andover. He went to Camden, Me, in 
i8og ; was early interested in military affairs, became colonel and 
in the war of 1812, had the command of a detachment of 30 men. 
The parapets upon Eaton's and Jacobs Point were erected under 
his supervision ; was deputy sheriff of Lincoln and Hancock coun- 
ties, and first sheriff of Waldo county, which [he organized in 
1827. In 1830, was post master at Camden ; in 1833, was elected 
to Congress, and again in 1835 ; in 1827, was again post master at 
I Camden ; from 1838 to 1846 was measurer in the custom house, 

■ Boston; when unsolicited, his friend and former associate in Congress, 

■ President Polk, conferred upon him the office of navy agent for the 
post of Boston; in 1849, being removed by President Taylor on 
political grounds, he received the entire vote of his party for mayor 
of Boston. Failing of being elected, he retired to his farm in Cam- 
den ; where in the bosom of his family he enjoyed a quiet rest, and 
extended its graceful hospitalities to his numerous friends. But in 
1857, "po" ^he election of Buchannan, he was again appointed 
weigher, guager and measurer in the Boston custom house, which 
position he retained until removed by the hand of d^sath. Col. Hall, 

■ was a democrat of the old school, and cherished an ardent love for the 
union of the States; endowed by nature with great physical power, 
and possessing a vigorous and well balanced intellect he evinced an 
ability commensurate to all the stations which he was called to fill ; 
hence all of his official acts, and particularly his course while in the 
Federal Congress, were marked by that good sense and judgment 
which never failed him, his course was especially commended by 
President Jackson. His private life was almost without reproach. 
His reputation for honesty was proverbial, hence though rich in the 
possession of a good conscience he was comparatively poor in worldly 
goods. But he lived not for himself alone, the generous sympathy 
of his great heart embraced the world, and his bestowment of favors 
was limited only by his means. His last brief and painful illness he 
bore with patience and fortitude. He died like a Christian with un- 
wavering faith in Him who doeth all things well ; contented, unre- 
pining and resigned, he bid a cheerful adieu to all the attachments of 



198 Hall Genealogy. 

life and calmly, and trustingly, prepared himself for his last repose; 
humbly and hopefully trusting in the unfailing mercy of God. His 
remains were conveyed to Camden, the place he loved so well, and 
deposited in the family burying ground by the side of the loved and 
lost who had gone before him. The above was substantially pub- 
lished in the Boston Post of Jan. 5, i860. He was a member of the 
Masonic fraternity to which he was much attached. Children were 
born in Camden : 

I. Mary A. H., b. Jan. 17, 1817 (Family 78). 2. Frederic F., 
b. April 15, 1818 ; m., July II, i860; Annie L. Stringer. 3. 
Harriet M. A., b. Nov. 18, 1819 (Family 79). 4. William H., b. 
April 9, 1821. 5. Eugenia A. M., b. April 20, 1822 ; m., April 
16, 1842, Nathaniel G. Parker, of Boston, and had Maria P., b. 
May II, 1843; d. Nov. 2, 1843. ^- Stephen H., b. April 18, 
1825. And by 2d wife: 7. Joseph Parkman, b. Dec. 2, 1827 
(Family 80). 8. Sophia Turner, b. Julv 30, 1830 ; m., March 21, 
1852, Charles B. F. Adams, of Boston, and had Charles H., b. 
March 6, 1853. 9 El'2,a Ellen, b. Nov. 11, 1832. 10. Susan 
Tate, b. April 19, 1835; m., May 21, i860, Dr. William H. Hall, 
of Saratoga Springs, and had Sophia A. 11. Cornelia Walker, b. 
Aug. 2. 1838. 12. David Henshaw, b. Aug. 12, 1841 ; m., July 30, 
1868, Annie Pendleton, and had : i. Emily M., b. Feb. 14, 1872; 
ii. Walter O., b. May 24, 1874. 13. Gayton O. P., b. July 10, 
1844. 

{Family 49.) Joseph Hall*, Daniel*, Ebenezers, Joseph% Rich- 
ard' : b. in Concord, N. H., May 4, 1782; d. about 1871; resi- 
dence Rumford, Me. ; m. Judith Blanchard, and had 11 children. 

[Family 50.) Jeremiah Hall', pedigree as above, twin to Joseph ; 
b. May 4, 1782 ; d. Nov., 1857; m., about 1804, Judith Ralph y 
lived in Rumford, Me. Children were : 

I. Daniel, b. Aug. 12, 1805 (Family 81). 2, Mary, b. April 6, 
1807 (Family 82). 3. Lydia, b. 1809 (Family 83). 4. Davis, b. 
1810 (Family 84). 5. Simeon, d. young. 6. Elbridge Gerry 
(Family 85). 7. Annie, d. at the age of nine months. 8. Charles 
(Familv 86). 9. Lucinda, b. March, 1818 (Family 87). .10. 
Julia, m. James Bragg; had no children. 11. Priscilla, m. Ira 
Parlin, and had : i. Evander ; ii. Ira ; and m., 2d, P. White. 12. 
Cordelia, m. Dr. Kendall Wright, and had one child ; d. se. one year : 
she d. Dec, 1849. ^3- Jeremiah, m. Melvina Brown, and had: i. 
George; ii. Lillian ; and d. 1874; residence Haverhill, N. H. 



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Sixth Generation. 

{Family 51.) William F. Hall^, Williams, William*, Caleb', 
John", Richard', b. Sept. 19, 1802; is living in 1881; m. Mary 
Mack^ and lived in Brattleboro, Vt. \ has been a clerk in one of the 
departments at Washington, D. C. Children were : 

I. Frederic H., b. May 31, 1841 ; m.. May 19, 1870, Matilda 
Campbell, and had Matilda, b. Dec. 31, 187 1 ; he is an editor of the 
Chicago Tribune. 2. Edward Everett, b. April 23, 1843 i ^- ^^P^- ^' 
1843. 3 Edwa d William, b, Nov. 11,1844; ^- 1868, of consump- 
tion ; he was a young man of great promise. 4. Evelyn Smith, b. Jan. 
27, 1847 » ^i ^^y ^'^' ^880, Emma Barnard, and had Evelyn, b. 
Dec. 23, 1880 ; he is a clerk in the Post Office Department, Wash- 
ington, D. C. 5. Martha, b. June 8, 1850 ; d. Dec. 23, 1852. 6. 
Edith, b. Nov. 8, 1853. 7- i'l'^'Jcis Henry, b. Sept. 3, 1856. 8. 
Elizabeth, b. Dec. 22, 1859 ' ^- March 30, 1862. 9. Mabel Jane, 
b. March 31, 1864; d. July 12, 1865. 

{Family 52.) Martha Hall®, pedigree as above : b. June 7, 
1810 ; m., Aug. 16, 1832, Hamilton Smith., Esq.., of Louisville, 
Kentucky, and died of consumption July 5, 1845 ; she lived a 
quiet and peaceful life among the flowers, which she loved to culti- 
vate, but after a struggle of thirteen years with a disease which had 
destroyed her sisters, she yielded to its'power, and passed away to the 
spirit land, where five of her children had preceded her. Mr. Smith 
was born in New Hampshire, and graduated at Dartmouth College 
with the highest honors ; he was a prominent lawyer and influential 
citizen of Louisville, Ky., for fifteen years ; his intimate associates 
were Salmon P. Chase, William Wist and James Guthrie. He was a 
delegate to the convention for nominating a candidate for president of 
the United States at Chicago in 1864, and was the confidential friend of 
Salmon P. Chase at the convention of 1868 ; but he did not aspire to 
office himself. He was a sturdy and vigorous man, but at the same 
time tender hearted, sympathetic, generous and genial. In 1845 here- 
moved to Cannelton. Ind., where he invested largely in coal lands 
and in manufacturing. In carrying on this extensive business, he 
took an interest in the personal welfare of his workmen, assisting 
and encouraging them to live sober, honest and industrious lives. 
He honored sacred things, and desired the best condition for his fel- 
low men. His death was sudden, of heart disease, in Washington, 
D. C, Feb. 7, 1875, leaving a second wife, with several children to 
mourn his loss. His surviving children, by his first wife, were : 

I. Mattie, b. 1836. 2. Hamilton, b. 1840. 



200 ■ Hali Genealogy* 

{Family 53.) Abby Hall^ Calebs, William^ Calebs, John% Rich- 
ard' : b. March 3, 1807; d. March 6, 1833; m., Dec, 1830, 
Henry Barnard^ h. Dec. 10, 1801, d. June 6, 1853. Children 
were : 

I. Sarah Ann, b. Oct., 1831 ; d. June, 1853. 2. Henry, b. 
Dec, 1832; d. April, 1833. 

{Family 54,) Frances Maria Hall^ pedigree as above : b. May 
3, 1809 ; m., May 28, 1844, P^^l^y Chamberlin^ of Kentucky; he 
d. Sept. 23, 1855. Children were : 

r. William Frederic, b. March 28, 1846. 2. Frances Ann, b. 
June 14, 1848-, d. Dec 1850. 3. Caleb Rollin, b. Aug. 26, 1854; 
d. in a week of scarlet fever. 

{Family 55.) John R. Hall^, pedigree as before: b. Nov. 19, 
1812 ; m. Louisa Williams, of Springfield, Vt. Children were: 

I. Abby, b. Oct. 31, 1842 ; d. Jan. 20, 1866. 2. Frederic, b. 
Sept. 23, 1844. 3. Eliza Burke, b. Dec. 15, 1846; m. William 
F. Hall. 4. Daniel Henry, b. Oct. 29, 1849. 5- Martha Ellen, 
b. Oct. 28, 1852. 6. Sarah Alice, b. April 14, 1857. 7- Fanny. 
8. Edward, 

{Family 56.) Martha FIall^, pedig.ec as last given : b. Oct. 18, 
1815 ; m. Aug. 19, 1845, R-ollin Clark^ b. Jan. 9, 1814; lived in 
St. Louis, Mo., in 1853 ' removed to Bunker Hill, 111. Children 
were : 

I. Frances. 2. Jeanette, d. 1850. 3. Emma, d. 1852. 

{Family 57.) Edward Hall*, pedigree as last given : b. Oct. 18, 
1818; m., Oct. 18, 1841, Augusta Damon^ b. March 4, 1822 ; lives 
in Springfield, Vt. Children were : 

I. William D., b. Jan. 17, 1845. ^- James, b. Sept. 22, 1848. 
3. Emma Clark. 4. Frances Augusta. 

{Family 58.) Josiah Hall'^, John"', Henry*, Henry', John', Rich- 
ard' : b. Nov. 20, 1784, in Rumney, N. H. ; d. in Groton, N. H., 
June 25, 1828 ; m., April, 1804, Sarah Rowell, of New Chesirc 
Hill, N. H. •, d. Oct., 1806 ; m., 2d, Jan. l, 1809, Widow Sarah 
{White) Farren^ of Bristol, N. H. ; lived in Rumney, N. H. 
Children were : 

I. Samuel R., b, in Hopkinton, N. H., April, 25, 1805 ; m., ist, 
Mercy B. Webber ; d. Feb. 9, 1845, leaving children : i, Josiah. 
ii. Sarah ; m., 2d, Ann Archibald, d. Feb. 9, 1845, s. p., they 
lived in Chester, N. H. 2. Robert F., b. Sept. 29, 1809, at 
Rumney; d. March 4, 1816, at Groton, N. H. 3. Alonzo R., 



Halls of Bradford. 201 

b. at Rumney, April 23, 181 1 \ m. Medona Ladd, lived in Sharon, 
Me. 4. Joseph Bradley, b. Jan. 3, 18 13, lived in Magnolia, Wis., 
Rock county ; m., Oct. 29, i8j6, Susan Nichols and had six 
children, one of whom w^as in the Union army, the names of three 
were, George, Byron, Charles. 5. Sarah R., b. Sept. 28, 18 14, at 
Lebanon, N. H ; d. at Groton, N. H., March 21, 1816. 6. King 
Solomon, b. March i, 1816 ; d. March 4. 7. Otis Clapp, b. at 
Groton, N. H., Oct. 27, 1817; m., ist, March, 1841, Lucy A. Cum- 
mings, d. 1853 ' "^•■> '^^•> Nov., 1854, Nancy Ltne -, Mr. Otis C. 
Hall is the post master of Groton, N. H. ; children were : i. 
Edward Paysor, b. July 27, 1842, lives in Victor, Iowa ; ii. Helen 
M., b. July 3, 1844 ; iii. Isabella A., b. Oct. 17, 1846, lives in 
Victor; iv. William W., b. Aug. 14, 1848, d. Aug., 1849; v. 
William W., b. March 4, 1853, ^- J""^i '853. 8. King Solomon, 
b. in Groton, N H., Oct. 22, 1819 ; m., July 30, 1847, Anne 
Burnsell ; he graduated at New Hampton Theological Institute, 1845, 
and became pastor of the Baptist church in Lake Village, N. H., 
then of the church of Manchester, then again of church in Lake 
Village ; he is a minister of considerable prominence and of great 
usefulness. 9. Ruth P., b. Jan. 29, 1822 ; m. James V. Nichols, 

a phrenological lecturer, and had one child ; m., 2d, Bixby, 

and lives at Manchester, N. H. 

[Family ^().) Henry Hall^, pedigree as above : b. Jan. 29, 1786; 
d. at Rockingham, C, E., Nov., 1826; m.. May, 1807, Susan^ dau. 
of Abraham Burnham, of Rumnev, N. H., and had one child, Isaac 
Newton, b. in Rumney, N. F-I., June 3, 1808 (Family 88). 

[Family 60.) Solomon Hall^, pedigree as before : b. May 23, 
1792; m., Dec., \^20^yane IVilloughby ; d 1858; lived in Rumney, 
N. H. ; he went to Pennsylvania in 1824, and disappeared. Children 
were : 

I. Mary Jane, b Dec, 1822. 2. Betsey Ann, b. Jan. 4, 1824 > 
m. Davenport Fletcher Hall. 

[Family 61.) Jedediah P. Hall^, pedigree as last given : b. Sept, 
23, 1794; d. Nov. 8, 1865, at Diamond Spring, Cal. ; m., ist, 
Sarah Doe^ of Rumney, N. H. ; m., 2d, in Iowa. He had by his 
first wife : 

Anna Maria, b. at Rumney, May 29, 1824; m. Azel E. Smith, 
and live in Melrose Hilands, Mass., had Chester, b. March, 1867. 

[Family 62.) Mercy Hall^, pedigree as last given: b. Oct. 4, 
1797 -, d. Feb., 1862 ; m. Obededom ^all^ of Candia, N, H., and had 
three children, b. in Candia : 



202 Hall Genealogy. 

I. Joanna, b. Aug , 1835 ; d. young. 2. Josephine, m. Joseph 
Young and lives in Dcerfield, N. H. 3. Mercy Salome, b. 1839; 
m. Robert Clark, of Candia. 

(Family 63.) Virtue S. Hall^, pedigree as last given : b. May 
2, 1800 i d. Nov. 14, 1872-, m., 1st, Oct. 15, 1818, Moses Burn- 
ham^ of Rumney, N. H. ; m., 2d, 1868, Rev. Benjamin Burnham^ 
of Groton, N H. Children were: 

I. George Whitefield, b. Jan. 5, 1820 ; he was assistant editor of 
the New England Puritan^ and d. unm. in Boston, May 11, 1846. 
2. Thomas Jefferson, b. Sept. 19, 1824; d. in infancy. 3. Thomas 
Jefferson, b. April 15, 1827, at Groton, Vt. ; m., Oct. 11, 1851, 
Maria P. Heath ; he was a soldier in the war for the Union and was 
killed in the battle of Cedar Creek, Va., leaving three children : i, 
Newell, b. in Groton, Oct. 26, 1857 ; ii. George Heath, b. May 21, 
1859, at Barton, Vt. ; iii. Burton Prescott, b. Feb. 2, 186 1. 4. 
Benjamin Franklin, b. Nov. 2, 1830, at Groten, Vt. ; m., Nov. 4, 
1861, at Waukegan, 111., Celeste Shute, then of Chicago, III. 

Mr. B. F. Burnham was then practicing law in Chicago, having 
graduated at Wesleyan University, in 1853 ; they removed to his old 
home in Vermont where their only child died in infancy. He 
entered the army and was an officer in Company D, 87th Reg. 
Vols. In 1864 he was detailed from his regiment as assistant 
superintendent of schools under the Freedman's Bureau in Louisania. 
His wife joined him in New Orleans and became an efficient teacher 
of the young freedmen for two years. On their way home in 1866 
by way of Chicago, she was very active by pen and voice in removing 
the obsticles in the way of a just and permanent reconstruction of 
the south. Removing with her husband to Boston, Mass., where 
he became Judge of Municipal Courts for South precincts of the 
city, she bravely shared the vicisitudes o\ his lot. Being a woman 
of great force of character, a fine scholar, and of rare taste, her in- 
fluence for good was made efficient in Boston ; she was a member of 
several benevolent societies, and the secretary or at least one of them ; 
but her life of usefulness was cut off by a protracted ard very painful 
sickness which terminated in death March 22, 1880. A biographical 
sketch of her may be found in the 45 No. of the South Boston In- 
quirer, March 27, 1880. She was born in Columbia, Herkimer, Co., 
N. Y., July 24, 1830 •, was a daughter of Rev. Henry Shute, now 
of Chicago, 111., and granddaughter of the late Dea. John Shute of 
Duanesburgh, Sechenectady Co., N. Y. 

[Family b^.) Davenpori F. Hall^, pedigree as last given: b. 



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Feb. 21, 1820 i m. Betsey^ dau. of Solomon Hall, lives in Rumney, 
N. H. Children were : 

I. Charles. 2. Chester, was express man in 1877, at Boston, 
Mass. 3. Mary Grace. 4. Betsey Jane. 5. George, b. about 
1865. 

{Family 65.) Henry Doe*^, (William) Anna Hall^, Henry\ 
Henry3, John*, Richard' : b. in Rumney, N. H., 1786 ; d. in Corinth, 
Vt , m. yane McKeon. Children were : 

I. J. Madison, m. twice, lived in Corinth, Vt. 2. Anicc, m. 

Toole ; lived in Corinth. 3. Jane Darrow of Corinth. 

4. Mary, m. Allen, of West Corinth. 5. Lydia, m. Allen 

Tenney, of West Corinth. 6. William, m. twice, lives in New 
York city. 7. Harriet, is a milliner in Chicago, 111. 

{Family bb.) Jacob Doe^, pedigree as above : b. 1790 ; m. Lydia 
, lived in Piermont, N. H., d. 1850. Children were : 

I. Liberty, lives at Compton, C. E, 2. Mary Ann, d. young. 

3. Huldah, m. Runnels; lives at Lowell. 4. Franklin, d. at 

the West. 5. Lodema, m., and lives at Lowell, Mass. 6. Richard, 
m. twice at Haverhill; lives in Newbury, Vt. 

{Family 67.) William Doe^, pedigree as before : b. 1792 ; m., at 
Newbury, Vt., Phebe Brown. Children were: 

I. Abby Ann, b. 1834, at South Newbury. 2. Josephene, b. 
1836; m. John Hardv, and lives in Bradford, Vt. 3. Helen, d. 
young. 4. Frances E., b. 1842 ; m., and lives in South Newbury. 

{Family 68.) John Doe^, pedigree as last given : m. Lydia Cord- 
way^ lives in Newbury. Children were: 

I. Hilas, b. 1826 ; m. thrice. 2. Jefferson, b. 1828 ; m. 

Casson ; lives in Newbury. 3. OUe Ann, b. 183O; m. George 
Row, and lives in Corinth. 4. Mehala, m. Moses Courier; lives in 
Topsham, Vt. 5. George, d. youug. 6. Annette, b. 1842 ; m. 
Grant, and lives in West Topsham, Vt. 

{Family 69.) Thomas Jefferson Doe^, pedigree as before : b. 
1802, lives in Newbury, Vt , m., 1830, Lydia Cilley. Children 
were : 

I. Freeman, m. Jane Cutler, and lives in Boston, Mass. 2, Jane, 

m. Davenport. 3. Nelson, m., i860, Chamberlin. 4. 

Edson. 5. Orlando W., graduated at Harvard, and is a physician. 

{Family 70 ) Ebenezer Farley^, (Amos) Lucy Halls, James'*, 
Nathan^, Richard*, Richard' : b. at Stanstead, C. E , Jan. 9, 181 1 ; 
d. Aug. 8, 1879; m., Dec. 31, 1840 ; at St. Josephs, Mich., Eliza 
Minerva.^ dau. of Major Timothy S. Smith, a native of Farmington, 



204 Hail Genealogy. 

Conn. Maj. Smith was in the war of 1812, and his daughter, Eliza 
M., was born at Fort Defiance, Ohio, Feb. 14, 1822, and now re- 
sides at A!varado, Cal. Ebenezer Farley, went with his father in 
the spring of 1815, ^^st to New Hampshire, and thence to Ohio, 
where they arrived at Painsville, Oct. 2, 1815 ; where he remained 
until 1830, when he walked to Detroit, Mich., and from thence by 
the " Chicago trail " to St. Josephs ; he was employed on the St. 
Joseph river for more than twenty years, the most of the time as 
captain of a steamboat. In 1854, he " crossed the plains" with his | 
family, and arrived in Santa Clara valley, Cal., Sept. 5, 1844; he 
was a farmer and hortirculturest. Children were : 

I. Helen Cornelia, b. Sept. 20, 1841 ; m., July 3, 1859, Eli 
Emlay, and live at Gilroy, Santa Clara Co., Cal. Children were : 
i. Oliver Lewis, b. Oct, 25, i860; ii. and iii. Harriet Minerva and 
Harry, twins, b. Jan. 19, 1864 ; iv. Herbert L., b. Sept. 8, 1866; 
v. Jeanette, b. March 28, 1869; d. June 22, 1870; vi. Luella 
Mabel, b. Oct. 27, 1871 ; vii. Emma Eleanor, b. Oct 29, 1874 ; 
viii. Mary Josephene, b. Dec. 10, 1876 ; ix. Roy Lowell, b. Feb. 
26, 1879. 2. Sarah Emily, b. Jan. 21, 1843 ; ^- J""^ ^9-> ^^43- 3- 
Ebenezer Clinton, b. May 20, 1844. 3 "^-i Nov. 28, 1878, Etta 
Eloise Emlay, and lives at Alvarado. 4. James Henry, b. Jan. 15, 
1846 ; m., Dec. 16, 1868, Sarah Ann Harlan and had i. George 
Harlan, b. Feb. 3, 1870 ; ii. Neva Eliza, b. June 28, 1872; d. 
Dec. 15, 1877 ; iii. Ada Julia, b. May 18, 1875 ; iv. Arthur James, 
b. May 21, 1877 ; d. June 18, 1878 ; v. Harold, b. Nov. 3, 1879 ; 
residence Visalia, Cal. 5. Mary Elizabeth, b. Dec. 19, 1848 ; m., 
Oct. 27, 1868, Thomas Fowler, and had: i. Thomas Emmet, b. 
Sept. 9, 1869 ; ii. Amy, b. Dec. 22, 1870 ; d. Jan 28, 1879 '■> '•'• 
Clarence Grattan, b. April 25, 1875 ; d. April 9, 1878 ; iv. Leonard 
Burk, b. Oct. 20, 1877; ^- I''ma, b Oct. 24, 1879; residence 
Visalia, Cal. 6. Emma Aurelia, b. July 13, 1853; ^1 -^"g- ^^t 
1773, Robert Baker, and lives at Porterville, Cal. 7. Lucy 
Vienna, b. Nov. 20, 1858 ; d. Sept. 29, 1859. ^- Newton Sey- 
mour, b. April 10, 1861, lives at Alvarado, Cal. 

Mr. Ebenezer C. Farley, whose name is given above, has very 
kindly sent me the records of his near of kin and of others ; he was 
deputy county clerk of Alameda county, from Feb., 1871, to March, 
1880, and is now engaged in farming and in horticulture ; his father 
Ebenezer Farley was justice of the peace and supervisor of the town 
where he lived in Mich., for many years, and was the unsuccessful 
candidate for treasurer of Alameda county, Cal., in 1861 and 1865. 



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{Family 71.) Eliza Maria Farley^, (Amos) Lucy Halls, James*, 
Nathan3, Richard', Richard': b. in Kiitland, Ohio, Sept. 8, 1818 ; 
d. June 19, 1873 ' ^••> J""^ ^5 1848, Chauncey Aaron^ son of Heze- 
kiah Hall, b. in Willoughby, Ohio, May 3, 1825, and lives at 
Berrien Springs, Mich. Children were : 

I. John Fletcher, b. July 29, 1850; d. Sept. 28, 1853. 2. 
Mary Persis, b. Feb. 18, 1853. 3. Lucy Nevada, b. Aug. 7, 1856; 
m., Nov. 29, 1877, John Calvin Fryman. 7. Thomas Eddy, b. 
Dec. 6, 1859. 

{Family "] \\.) Charles Cooper Hall, of Valego, Cal. The 
following family is not in order, neither do I know of its pedigree 
but as it is connected with the tamilies above I will insert it here. 
Charles Cooper Hall was b. in Albany, N. Y., Nov. 6, 1819; m., 
Feb. 25, 1855, 'Josephine Maria^ dau. of Maj. Timothy S. Smith, 
the father of Mrs. Farley, she was b. at St. Joseph, Mich., June 15, 
1834. Children were : 

I. Elizabeth Cooper, b. Nov. 23, 1855; m., April 19, 1874, 
George Small. 2. Clara Seward, b. Jan. 7, 1857 > ™-5 J""^ ^3i 
1881, Clarence A. Granger. 4. Dolores, twin to Clara, d. the day 
of her birth. 4. Delia Lavina. b. June 28, 1859 \ d. March 25, 
1863. 5. Susan Mary, b. June 23, 1862; d. June 13, 1863. 6. 
Ruth, b. Sept. 12, 1864. 7. Jane Agnes, b. Feb. 16, 1868; d. 
March 2, 1868. 8. Mary Ellen, b. Dec. 24, 1869. 9. Florence 
Josephine, b. June 4, 1875. 

{Family 72.) Ira B. Hall^ IraS, Richard*, Nathan^, Richard', 
Richard' : b. in Mason, Dec. 5, 1821 ; m., in Dunstable, Mass., 
by Rev. Darwin Adams, June 2, 1852, Anna M. Parker^h. in Dun- 
stable, March 6, 1821 ; lives in Dunstable, is a carpenter. Children 
were : 

I. Arthur Nelson. 2. Anna M,, b. July 8, 1861. 

{Family 73.) John B. Hall^, pedigree as above : b. in Mason, 
Mass , Nov, 27, 1834; m. Martha A. Stevens^ b. May 20, 1839 5 
lives in Groton, Mass., is a carpenter. Children were: 

I. Mary L., b. in Groton, Jan. 8, 1862. 2. George S., b. at 
Lowell, Jan. 8, 1862; d. March 22, 1864. 3. Carrie A., b. in 
Groton, Sept. 5, 1865. 4. Jennie A., b. in Groton, Jan. 13, 1867. 

{Family 74.) George Hall^ George^, Richard*, Nathan^, Rich- 
ard^, Richard': b. in Mason, Jan. 1,1831; m., March 12, 1858, 
Harriet N. Marden^ of New Boston, N. H. ; lives in North Leo- 
minster ; he is a furniture manufacturer, and was a representative in 
the Legislature, 1875. Children were: 



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I. George. 1. Harriet N. 3. Arthur H., b. in Nashua, N. H., 
Dec. 31, 1858. 4. Annie M., b. in North Leominster, Sept., 1866. \ 

[Family 1 ^^1 William S Hall^, pedigree as before: b. in Mason, 
Aug. II, 1855; "^o Nov. 28, i860, 'Jane F. A. Howard^ of Ashby, 
Mass., b. June 3, 1835, he is a merchant of Nashua, N. H., had : 

Francis W., b. Junt 5, 1874. 

[Family 76.) Christopher C. Hall^, pedigree as before : b. in 
Mason, Nov. 26, 1843; "^•'> Sept. i, 1868, Susan H. Cole^ b. in 
Sutton, Mass., March 10, 1844; he is a farmer of Sutton. Children 
were : 

I. Earnest B., b. at Worcester, Sept. i, 1870. 2. Ray M., b. at 
Sutton, May 16, 1875. 

[Family 77.) John K. Hall^, pedigree as last given : b. July 7, 
1846 ; m., Sept. 19, 1872, Carrie F. Rogers^ of Nashua, N. H., b. A 
Aug. 9, 1851 ; he IS a railroad clerk, at Nashua, and had : I 

Carrie May, b. July 5, 1873. 

[Family 78.) Mary A. H. Hall*, Josephs, Farnham*, Benjamin^^ 
Joseph", Richard' : b. in Camden, Me., Jan. 17, 1817 ; m., April 
18, 1839, Jonathan Huse^ of Camden. Children were : 

I. Marian E. 2. Helen T. 3. Amelia T. 4. Benjamin D. 
E. 5, William Henry. 6. Emma L. 

[Family 79.) Harriett M. A. Hall*, pedigree as before : b. in 
Camden, Nov. 18, 1819 i m., July 18, 1839, Joshua G. Norwood; 
lives in Lockport, Me. Children were : 

I. Frederic A. 2. Joseph. 3. Maria W. 4. Ellen M. 5. 
Joshua C. 6. Granville. 

[Family 80.) Joseph P. Hall*, pedigree as before: b. Dec. 2, 
1827. He is a merchant at No. 14 Lewis wharf, Boston, and has 
taken a great interest in his near of kin, and has sent me their record, 
which is herein contained. 

[Family 81.) Daniel Hall*, Jeremiahs, DanieH, Ebenezer3, Jo- 
seph'', Richard': b. Aug. 12, 1805; m., Jan., 1828, Sarah Lovejoy\ 
lives in West Peru, Me., and is called Captain Daniel Hall ; m., 
2d, Abbie Benson. Children were, by ist wife : 

I. A son b. April 14, 1829; d. next day. 2. Ivory Farnham, b. 
June 27, 1831 -, m., ist, Eliza Copeland, of Boston, Mass.; m., 

2d, Alice ; had'Emeline A. ; lives in Kenduskeag, Me. ; he 

served three years in the war for the Union. 3. Emeline A. E , 
b. Feb. 14, 1833 ; m.. May 6, 1858, Joshua M Proctor, of West- 
hrook, Me., and had: i. Bertine Edmond, b. March 5, 1862; ii. 



Halls of Bradford. 207 

Charles Elmer, b. July 13, 1864 ; iii. Wilfred Everett, b. Sept. 7, 
1866; removed to California, arrived at San Francisco June 14, 
1858, and lives in Haywards, Alameda Co. 4. Atwell R., b. 
April 6, 1835 ; went to California March, 1859 '■> "^•■> ^^pt- 7? 1863, 
Martha V. Eason ; lives in Haywards, six miles from Alvarado ; he 
has held responsible town offices for many years ; he has furnished 
this record of his grandfather's posterity ; children were : i. Annie 
Laura, b. Nov. 2,1864; ii. Bessie Emeline, b. July 21, 1874; 
iii. Edith Hinkley, b. Nov. 30, 1876. 5 Daniel Everett, b. Nov. 
24, 1836 ; d. Sept. 5, 1875 ; m., Sept. 5, i860, Annie Clark, and had 
Sarah, d. at the age of 3 months. 6. Judith Ann, b. Oct. 23, 
1840 ; d. Sept. 23, 1861. 7. Henry D., b. March 28, 1845, I'^^s 
in Lewiston, Me.; m., Dec, 24, 1870, and had Frederic, b. 1872 ; 
d. at the age of about 5 months. 8. Jeremiah Herbert, b. April 2, 
1847; "^-1 '872^ Ella Spitzer, of Illinois, and had: i. Ida Luella, 
d. age about 13 months ; ii. Bertha Emeline ; iii. Albert. 9. Heze- 
kiah Albert, twin to Jeremiah H., d. Oct., 1878, s. p.; m., Dec. 25, 
1870, Lizzie Bryant. 

[Family 82.) Mary Hall^, pedigree as above: b. April 6, 1807 ; 
m., 1826, Farivell Walton. Children were: 

I. Jeremiah Hall, b. 1827. 2. William Horace,' is dead. 3. 
Lydia Augusta, b. Jan. 3, 1833. 

[Family S 2.) Lydia Hall^, pedigree as before: b. 1809; m. 
'Justin Austin^ and had children : 

I Elbridge Gd'rry. 2. William H. 3. Rosamond. 4. Sidney. 

(i^3»2^7^' 84.) Davis Hall^, pedigree as last given : b. 1810; m., 
1832, Mary Patrick ; lives in Waltham, Mass. Children were: 

I. Wright, removed to Susauville, Cal.; is county clerk of 
Lasson county, Cal. 2. Davis C. 3. Samuel R. 4. William. 
5. Edwin. 

[Family 85.) Elbridge G. Hall^, pedigree as last given : m. 
Deborah H. Hall, of Mass.; lives in Peru, Me. Children were : 
I. Betsey. 2, Olive. 3. Eliza. 4. Cordelia F. 

[Family 86.) Charles Hall^, pedigree as last given : m. Angeline 
Cook ; lives in Waltham, Mass. Children were ; 
I. Frank L. 2. Juliet. 3. Henrv. 4. Charles. 

[Family 87.) Lucinda Hall^, pedigree as last given : h. March, 
18 18 ; m. William Adams^ of Andover, Me.; lives at Mechanic 
Falls, Me. Children were. 



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I. Julia Ann. 2. Joseph. 3. Charles. 4. Henry. 5. Ella, 
6. Enoch. 7. Lizzie. H.^Mary. 9. Matilda. 

Seventh Generation. 

{Family 88.) Isaac N. Hall?, Henry^, John^, Henry*, HenryS, 
John% Richard' : b. in Rumney, N. H , 1808 (Rumney is the old name 
for Concord, N. H.) ; m. Elizabeth Taicey ; lives at Groton, Vt., 
He has been a member of both branches of the Vermont legislature 
for several terms ; he is the president of Montpelier and Wells River 
railroad, and a director of the bank of Nevi^bury, Vt.; m., 2d., 
Widow Louisa Webster Hall. Children were, by his first wife : 

I. Susan Maria, b. Sept. 28, 1850 ^ m. Stephen Vance, and lives 
in Albany, Vt.; had children : i. Clara P., she is a teacher in Mont- 
pelier seminary ; ii. Olive E.; iii. Nellie J.; iv. Ellen M.; v. Josie 
H.; vi. Lulu; vii. Albert W.; viii. Caroline A.; ix. Edith L. 2. 
Judith A., b. April 21, 1833 \ d. young. 3. Thomas B. , b. Nov. 
29, 1834.; m. Margaret Donaldson, and lives in Groton, Vt., and 
was a representative in legislature ; he had one child : Newton^. 
4. Newell C, b. April 16, 1837; is married and lives at Virginia 
City, Neb. 5. Judith A., b. Dec, 1839 ; d. young. 6. Helen 
M., b. June, 1843 ' •"• Geoi'ge Willard and had : i. Horace ; ii. 
Bartlett ; iii. Alice; lives in Waltham, Mass. 7. Theresa J., b. June 
6, 1845 ;^m. Alexander Cochran, and had: i. Newton; ii. Jose- 
phene ; lives in Ryegate, Vt. 8. Josephene, b. Feb. 9, 1847. 9- 
Lydia, b. Feb. 11, 1852, lives in Groton. 

Rev. Henry J. Hall, son of Joseph and Ruth (Harriman) Hall, o^ 
Chester, N. H., was born Oct. 25, 1795; he graduatedat Waterville 
College, Me., 1827; m., 1828, Emily A. Wood, and was a minister 
of the gospel in Kalamazoo, Mch. 

Dr. Josiah S. Hall, son of John and Hannah (Ingalls) Hall, was 
born in Chester, N, H.; March i, 1805, and practiced medicine in 
the State of Michigan and in Manchester, N H., and in 1868 re- 
turned to Chester, N. H, 

Ralph Hall, James Hall and David Hall, descendants of Richard 
Hall, of Bradford, settled in Skaneatelas, Onondaga Co., N. Y., 
about 1850. Among their descendants are David C. Hall, Charles 
F. Hall and Charles S. Hall, of Skaneateles, and David Hall, of 
Mottville, Onondaga Co., N. Y. 

David Hall and Obediah Hall were subscribers for minister's salary 
in Bradford between 1765 and 1780. 



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Eben Hall lived in New Salem, N. H., and the tradition is that 
he was one of "four brothers who came over." His wife was De- 
borah Cross. His first five children were born in New Salem and 
the others were born in Methuen, Mass. It is very possible that he 
might have been a descendant of Dea. Richard Hall, of Bradford, 
Mass. Children were : 

I. Samuel. 2. William. 3. Enoch (see next family). 4. Eben. 
5. Betsey. 6. Deborah. 7. John. 8. Stephen. 9. Christopher. 
10. Joseph, II. Elijah. 

William Hall was selectman of Salem, N. H., 1776. John Hall 
was town clerk of Salem, N. H., 1775. 

Enoch Hall% Eben' : m. Atwood, of Hillsboro, N. H., and 

had children: i. David; 2. Susan, unmarried; 3. John. 

David Hall3, Enoch% Eben' : m. Elizabeth Field, of Quincy, 
Mass., who was by her mother descended from the Newcombs, of 
Newcomb's Landing in Quincy. The first five children were born 
in Boston : 

I. Charlea Henry. 2. David Francis. 3. Mary Elizabeth, m. 
John Freeman, of Boston, and had Mary Elizabeth. 4. William 
Kittrige. 5. George Elliott. 6. Murlin Adams, b. in Weymouth, 
Mass ; d. in infancy, 

Charles Henry Hall"*, Cnvid3, Enoch% Eben': m. Aroline Jane 
French, of Weymouth, and had : 

I. Charles Augustus. 2. Percival Adams. 

David Francis HalH, David^, Enoch% Eben' : m. Sarah Cram, of 
Boston, and had : 

I. Elizabeth Frances, who is married. 2. Sarah Emma, who is 
married. 3. Ellen Lee. 4 Anna Gertrude. 

William Kittrige HalH, Davids, Enoch*, Eben': m. Anna Bond, 
of Boston. He became a minister of the gospel, and has the hon- 
orary title of D.D. He is the pastor of the Presbyterian church of 
Newburgh, N. Y., and a very distinguished minister ; he has fur- 
nished this record of his near of kin. Children were : 

I. Anna Bond, b. Feb. 26, 1868. 2. Mary Crittenden, b. Aug. 
3>i87i. 

George Elliott HalH, Davids, Enoch% Eben' : m. Harriett C. 
Witherall, of Boston, and had : 
I. Frances. 2. George. 
14 



2IO Hall Genealogy, 

[From Bond's Watertown.] 

Jacob Hall, a goldsmith from Methuen, Mass., m., Dec, 1781, 
Elizabeth, dau. of John White, of Haverhill, Mass. (?) and had: 

1. Abigail, b. Dec. 8, 1782; m., 1832, Nehemiah Herrick, of 
Methuen, s. p. 2. Moses, b. April 17, 1784; residence Andover ; 
unmarried. 3. Elizabeth. 4, Elizabeth, b. Jan. 7, 1788; m, 
Jeremiah Frye, of Methuen ; had: i. Frances, 1810 ; ii. Jeremiah, 
1812, m. Harriet Bodwell ; iii. Elizabeth, 1814, m. Elam Dale, of 
Methuen; iv. Chatharine, 1816, m. Leverett Bradley, of Haver- 
hill; V. Ashley, 1818; vi. Sarah, 1820. 5. Meriam, b. Feb. 16, 
1790 ; m., May i, 181 1, Nathaniel Hastings; m., 2d, Jacob How, 
oi Haverhill, gnj had : i. Albert Hastings, 1812, Feb. 23, m. Har- 
riet Smith ; ii. Nathaniel Hastings, 1814, m. Eveline Emery. 6. 
Jacob, b. April 10, 1792; m. Mary French, and had: i. John; ii. 
Ezra; iii. Luke. 7. John, b. Feb. 14. 1795 ; d. Sept. 21, 1829, 
unmarried. 8. William White, b. April 28, 1797 ; graduated at 
Brown University, 1825; was Baptist minister; settled at Marsh- 
field, Mass., and Edgertown, Mass.; m. Sarah Allen Bunting, of 
Edgartown, had : i. John LeRoy, b. 1842. 9. Mary C, b. July 

10, 1799; m., 1829, Joseph Whittier., of Haverhill, had: i. Hazen, 
1830 ; ii. Jane, 1833. ^°' Nathaniel H., b. 1802 ; d. unmarried. 

11. Charlotte, b. 1804 ; m., 1833, Rev. Jared Perkins, Methodist 
minister. Member of Congress from N. H.; had : i. Jared ; ii. Caro- 
line ; iii. Henry ; iv. Charlotte. 



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HALLS OF YARMOUTH, MASS. 

The emigrant ancestor was 

[Family I.) John Hall'. He came Irom Coventry, Warwick- 
shire, England, in 1630, to Charlestown, Mass., probably in the 
fleet with Gov. Winthrop. Coventry is about 95 miles north-west 
from London. It is not known whether he had a family then or 
not. He was then probably about 21 years of age. His name is 
No. 19 on the list of church members of the first church of Charles- 
toivn at it its organization, July 30, 1630. There was then no 
church in Boston ; but in 1632, a majority of its members being on 
that side of Charles river, they caused its removal, and it became the 
first church of Boston. The remembers remaining organized a church 
in Charlestown, Nov. 2, 1632, consisting of 16 men and their wives 
and three unmarried men. Among this number were John Hall 
and his wife Bethia. John Hall had lot No. 48 in 1633. He was made 
freeman May 14, 1634. There is but little doubt that he resided in 
Barnstable in 1640; he was recorded as able to bear arms in 1643 
and Mr. Paine, the historian of Harwich, Mass., said that John Hall 
was an inhabitant of Barnstable after 1647, and that he was a resi- 
dent of Yarmouth in 1653. Barnstable and Yarmouth joined each 
other and were both incorporated as towns in 1639. That part 
of Yarmouth where John Hall lived was set off as a separate town 
in 1793, ^""^ named D nnis. 

Josiah S. Hall, one ..f lie descendants of Joha Hall now (1880) 
owns and lives upon the old homestead in Dennis, and says bethinks 
that John Hall moved on to it in 1641. Perhaps it might have 
been at that time claimed as a part of Barnstable. Josiah S. Hail, 
vi^ho has furnished me with a good deal of information, also says, 
" The Halls have occupied a position as good citizens, and I have 
never heard of any of them being guilty of a crime that would make 
any one who bore the name to blush, The emigrant ancestor was 
a man of character, though not much in office." 

The probability is that several of John Hall's kindred came to 
this country from Warwickshire, England. It is the tradition in 
Sutton that a brother, with his family, came with him in the same 



212 Ji^ll Genealogy. 

ship, and that this brother was the grandfather of Deacon Percival 
Hall, of Suton, who appears by the history of Sutton to have been 
the chief means of procuring the settlement of one of John Hall's 
descendants as the pastor of the church of Sutton, viz : the Rev. 
Dr. David Hall, from Yarmouth. 

The relationship between the Halls of Yarmouth and the Halls 
of Medford is claimed also by their descendants who settled in Gran- 
ville, N. Y. 

There are two marriages recorded in the N. E. H. G. Reg., 
which may have reference to this line of Halls. The first is in vol. 

2, p. "John Hall of Warwickshire, Eng., married the youngest 
daughter of John Farmer, of Ansley, Warwickshire. John Far- 
mer died 1669." The other is in vol. i, p. 26. " Pease mar- 
ried John Hall, of Warwickshire." 

As to the number of children had by John Hall, of Yarmouth, 
it is believed that he had twelve sons, although we have the names 
of only ten. But Rev. Dr. David Hall said that he had twelve 
sons, of whom he had seen seven. 

Arunah Hall, of New Lebanon, N. H,, when he was 85 years 
old, in 1864, said that he had often heard his father say that his emi- 
grant ancestor had twelve sons and no daughters. 

Five of these sons were very probably the children of his wife 
Bethia, but we find a record of only two. They are among the 
baptisms in Charlestown. John, son of John and Bethia Hall, 13, 

3, 1638; Shebar, son of John and Bethia Hall, 9, 12, 1639. The 
children baptized in Yarmouth, beginning with Joseph, were the 
sons of John and Elizabeth Hall. 

John Hall made his will July 15, 1694, in which he mentions 
eight sons. His will was probated Aug. 29, 1696 ; he died July 
23, 1696, and was buried on his farm. The names of his children 

were : 

I, Samuel, the date of his birth is not known, but probably it 
was before the birth of John, and there might have been two others 
born before 1637, of whom no mention is made. Samuel m. Eliza- 
beth Pollard, of Barnstable ; after his death she m., 2d, April 27, 
1699, Nathaniel Jones. Samuel Hall made his'will Oct. 7, 1693, 
and died Jan. 20, 1694, he had no children, but willed his 
property to his widow and his seven brothers, viz : John, Joseph, 
Nathaniel, Gershom, William, Benjamin and Elisha. 2. John, 
b. in Charlestown, 1637 ; bapt. 13, 3, 1638 (Family 2). 3. Shebar 



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bapt. in Charlestown, 9, 12, 1639 ; d. in infancy. And by 2d wife : 
4. Joseph, bapt. in Yarmouth, July 3, 1642 (Faniily 3). 5. Benjamin, 
bapt. July 14, 1644 ; d. July 23, 1644. 6. Nathaniel, bapt. Feb. 
g, 1646 (Family 4). 7. Gershom, bapt. March 5, 1648 (Family 5). 
8. William, bapt. June 8, 165 1 (Family 6). 9. Benjamin, bapt. 
May 29, 1653 (Family 7). 10. Elisha, b. 1655 (Family 8). 

[The following items are taken from Freemm's History of Cape Cod.] 

John Hall, Sen., Nathaniel Hall and Samuel Hall owned pews in 
the meeting-house of Yarmouth before 1672. Joseph Hall chosen 
in 1703 to seat the meeting-house. Ensign Elisha Hall and Deacon 
Joseph Hall were on a committee, 1 716, with four others, to attend 
the gentlemen expected from Yarmouth, to hear and determine the 
matter about our getting another meeting-house. 

Among the selectmen of Yarmouth were : 1685, John Hall held 
the office one year ; 1693, Joseph Hall, Sen.^ held the office two 
years; 1 701, Joseph Hall heW the office 28 years; 1728, Eben 
Hall held the office 13 years; 1757, Daniel Hall held the office 29 
years; 1772, Edward Hall for one year ; 1776, John Hall for one 
year ; 1782, Josiah Hall for one year ; 1786, Atherton Hall for one 
year. 1710 Gershom Hall was selectman of Harwich, and held the 
office three years. 

Among the representatives of Yarmouth were: 1703, Elisha 
Hall held the office five years ; 1715, Joseph Hall held thfe office 
two years ; 1735, Daniel Hall held the office four years; 1751, 
Joseph Hall held the office three years ; 1788, Atherton Hall held 
the office three years. 1751 and 52, Thomas Hall represented Den- 
nis ; he was also selectman ten years from 1845. Enoch Hall 
was selectman of Dennis for twelve years from 1805. 

In a rate bill in Yarmouth, 1676, fpr the amount of X297, Ger- 
sham Hall was rated £1 \y. 9^., Samuel Hall £4 8.^. (^d^ John Hall, 
Sen., £3 loj. ^d^ Joseph Hall X3; William Hall £1 2J, John Hall, 
Jr.. £2 15J., Nathaniel Hall £1 15J. 

Among the soldiers that went from Falmouth to Mt. Hope against 
the Indians, June, 1675, were Joseph Hall, Nathaniel Hall, corporal, 
Samuel Hall, corporal. 

And in the second Narraganset expedition were Benjamin Hall, 
Nathaniel Hall, sergeant. And in the third Samuel Hall. 

The names of Joseph Hall, Jr., Samuel Hall and Thomas Hall, 
Sen., were among the names of freemen of Yarmouth on record at 
the meeting, 1678; and Samuel Hall and Samuel Hall, Jr., 1679, 



214 Hail Genealogy. 

This Thomas Hall, Sen., may have been taken for Thomas Hull ? 

In 1677 Gershom Hull was grand juryman. In 1725 Gershom 
Hall, Jonathan Hall, Samuel Hall and Edward Hall were heads of 
families, with children at school in Harwich. 

{Family 2.) JoHN Hall'', John" ; b. in Charlestown, Mass., 1637; 
d. in Yarmouth, Mass., Oct. 14, 1710, ae. 73 years (see his grave 
stone in Dennis) ; m. Prescilla Bearse, b. March 10, 1643 ; d. 
March 30, 17 12, dau. of Austin or Augustin Bearse, of Barnstable, 
who came from Southampton, Eng., in the good ship Conhdence of 
London, April 2, 1638, aged 20 years. (See N. E. H. G. Reg., 
vol. 2, p. 65, 108, 195, 316.) John Hall was a ' deacon of 
Yarmouth, and his grave stone and that of his wife are in the old 
grave yard on the old homestead in Dennis. Children were : 

I. John, b. 166 1 ; d. in infancy. 2. Joseph, b. Sept. 29, 1663 
(Family 9). 3. John, b. 1666 (Family 10). 4. Priscilla, b. 1668 ; 
d. in infancy. 5. Priscilla, b. Feb. 1671. 6. Esther, b. April, 
1672. 7. Mary, b. March i, 1674. 8. Martha, b. May 24, 1676. 
9. Nathaniel, b. Sept. 15, 1678 ; m. Widow Jane Moore ; re- 
moved to Lewiston, Penn., and was living in 1733, ^"^ ^^° °^ ^'^ 
children were living in 1733. 

{Family 1^). Joseph Hall% John': b, '.42 (g. s.) ; bapt. in 
Yarmouth July 3, 1642; " d. May 31, 17: 0, ae. 74" (see his grave 
stone in Dennis) ; it gives his name as " Mr. Joseph Hall ;" m^ 

Mary , d. Feb. 13, 1718, ae. 70 ; he may have died in 

Yarmouth, but it is not certain \ he removed to Mansfield, Conn., 
Aug. 20, 1694, then a part of Windham ; Windham was began to 
be settled in 1686. Joseph Hall was the first one of the brothers to 
go to Mansfield ; the land there was laid out in 1 694, and incorpora- 
ted as a separate town in 1703 j. the charter was given to 14 persons, 
and the three brothers, Joseph Hall, Benjamin Hall and William 
Hall, were respectively No. 2, No. 3 and No. 4 on the list. In 
1 7 10 the three brothers, and Isaac, son of Benjamin, were four 
of the ten who constituted the church of Mansfield ; it was the first 
church in Tolland county, and was established by Rev. Elcazer 
Williams, son of Rev. John Williams, who was killed by the Indi- 
ans in Deerfield ; Joseph Hall was chosen deacon, but this disigna- 
tion is not put on his grave stone in Dennis ; (there is no grave stone 
in Mansfield earlier than 1749) ; he was the first town clerk of Mans- 
field, and continued in ofHce until his death ; the place which he 
owned and lived upon in Mansfield Centre, probably fell into the 



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hands of Theophilus Hall, and was owned and occupied by one of 
his descendants in 1877, Capt. Joseph P. Barrows; Joseph Hall 
left no children, and his grave stands alone in the grave yard in 
Dennis. 

{Family 4.) Nathaniel Hall', John' : bapt. iu Yarmouth Feb. 
8, 1646 ; m. Anna, dau. of Rev. Thomas Thornton, of Yarmouth ; 
Mr. Hall wai distinguished as a military officer ; he fought bravely 
as a captain under Col. Church, Sept. 30, i68g, in defence of Fal- 
mouth, Me.; and Nov. 19, 1689, ^^ ^^^ ordered that Capt. Nathan- 
iel Hall take charge as commander in chief of the forces that are 
left for the defence of Scarborough, Falmouth and Saco, Me. ; he 
was a proprietor of land in Harwich, Mass., before 1700; he was 
an inn keeper in Yarmouth, where he resided mrny years; he also 
practiced medicine to some extent ; he resided in Hingham, Mass., 
several years, and finally removed to Lewiston, Sussex Co., Pa., 
near the Delaware river, where it is said he was living in 1716 ; he 
had no children. 

{Family 5.) Gershom Hall', John' : b. March 5, 1648; d. Oct. 
31, 1732, in his 85th year ; m., ist, about 1668, Bethia^ dau. of 
Edward Bangs; she d. Oct. 15, 1696 ; m., 2d, Dec. 7, 1696, Mar- 
tha Bramhall^ of Hingham ; she d. July 22, 1724, ae. 69. He 
made his will, Sept. 26, 1727, in which he calls himself a millright, 
or rather "millwrith ;" in the old family burying ground at North 
Dennis is a grave stone to his memory, and another to the memory 
of his wife \ he removed to Harwich, Mass., and was chosen select- 
man of that town in 1710, and continued in office for thirteen years, 
and was chosen representative in 17 12, and was continued in office 
for three years ; he was a committee to repair the church in 1717. 
It appears from the records that he sometimes acted as a minister of 
the gospel ; the town of Chatham, Mass., voted, in 1703, to give 
him £26 for preaching for that town one year ; he complied with 
^ their request, and also preached in that town again in 1706, and per- 
haps for several other years , he also received a salary for preaching 
in Harwich ; his residence in Harwich is pointed out as ne^r what is 
now known as Halls meadow. To his son Jonathan he gave his 
homestead and other property ; to his son Samuel he gave a good 
portion ot land by deeds; to grandson Edward he gave a good portion; 
to grandson Gershom he gave his silver tankard, cane, best gun, 
with means for procuring his education, especially in reading and 
writing. " Dea. Edward Hall, Gershom Hall and Jonathan Hall 
lived in the south presint of Harwich in 1746.'" Children were: 



2 1 6 Hall Genealogy. 

I. Samuel, b, 1669 (Family ii). 2. Edward, b. 1671 (Family 
12). 3. Bethia, b. about 1672, m. Kenelon Winslow ; m., 2d, 
Joseph Howes, of Yarmouth. 4. Mercy, m. Mr. Chess, perhaps 
Chase. 5. Jonathan (Family 13). 

[Family 6.) William Hall^, John': bapt. June 8, 1651; d. 
June II, 1727, as. 76 (g. s.) ; m. Easter or Esther or Hester, 
the three names are given in different places on the records ; 
she d. Feb. 14, 1726, ae. 70 years (g. s.) ; their grave stones are 
in Mansfield, Conn.; he was taxed in Yarmouth in 1676 ; removed 
to Norwich, Conn., and afterwards to Mansfield ; he held the office 
of captain ; we do not know where the children were born, neither 
how many there were, nor the order of the births of those whose 
names we have. 

I. Isaac (Family 14). 2. William (Family 15). 3. James (Family 
16). 4. Theophilus (Family 17). 

[Family J.) Benjamin Hall', John' : bapt. May 29, 1653 ; d. 

Aug. 7, 1737, was found dead in his bed ; m., Feb. 7, 1678, Me- 
hitable, dau. of James Matthews, of Yarmouth, she d. Feb. 20, 
1 741, in her 90th year. Mr, Hall was a soldier in the 2d Nara- 
ganset expedition ; he settled early in Harwich, and in about 1708 re- 
moved to Mansfield, Conn. ; there is no record of the birth of his 
children in Harwich ; but the names of three are ascertained ; we 
know not the order of their births : 

I. Barnabas (Family 18). 2. Shebar (Family 19). 3. Hannah, 
according to tradition she m. Mr. Nickerson, of Harwich. Dr. 
Savage says that Benjamin Hall died in Har vich. 

[Family S.) Elisha Hall*, John': b. 7655: Dr. Savage says 
that " Benjamn Hall and Elisha Hall were li , ing in 1733, 80 years 
of age." m. Lydia^ she d. Feb. 23, 1724. In 1716 he was called 
Ensign Elisha Hall, and lived in Dennis, then the east precinct of 
Yarmouth ; was chosen representative of Yarmouth in 1703 and 
continued in office five years. Children were : 

I. Ebenezer, b. Nov. 20, 1680 (Family 20). 2. Elisha, b. June 
14 or 16, 1682 (Family 21). 3. Tabitha, b. Dec. 18, 1683. 4. 
Judah, b. Jan. 18, 1686 (Family 22). 5. Bathsheba, b. about 1687 ; 
m., Oct. 27, 1709, Joseph Crowell. 6. Phebe, b. March 3, 1689. 
7. Job, b. Sept. 10 or 14, 1691. 8. Sylvanus, b. May 17, 1693. 



Halls of Yarmouth. 217 

Third Generation. 

{Family 9.) Joseph Hall^, John% John' : b. Sept. 29, 1663 ; d. 
Jan. 29, 1737 ; m., Feb. 12, 1690, Hannah^ dau. of Rev. John 
Miller, the first minister of Yarmouth, b. April 19, 1666, d. Aug. 
23, 1710. Joseph Hall settled on his father's farm in Dennis; was 
chosen a deacon of 'he church of Yarmouth ; he was on a com- 
mittee, in 1 716, to see about getting another meeting-house; was 
chosen a representative^ of Yarmouth in 1715 and 1716, two years ; 
was chosen selectman in 1701, and held the office 28 years ; m., 2d, 
Mary Faunce^ widow of John Morton, she d. May 31, 1761, ae. 80. 
It is said that one of the daughters of Dea. Joseph Hall m. a son 
of Rev. Mr. Thornton, the minister of Yarmouth, and that she had 
the care of her father-in-law in his old age. Children were : 

I, Hannah, b. Feb. 20, 1691; probably m., Nov. 22, 1715, Eb- 
cnezer Crocker, 'of Barnstable (see N. E. H. G. Reg., vol. 2, p. 
390). 2. Priscilla, b. March 28, 1693. 3. Margery, b. Feb. 24, 
1695. 4. Joseph, b. Aug. 6, 1697 (Family 23). 5. Daniel, b. 
July 18, 1699 (Family 24). 6. Josiah, b. Aug. 12, 1701 (Family 
25). 7. David, b. Aug. 6, 1704 (Family 26). And by 2d wife: 
8. Mary, b. March 30, 1712. 9. Peter, b. May 19, 1715 (Family 
27). 10. John, b. Jan. 30, 1717 (Family 28). 11. Bathshebah, b. 
July 5, 1719. 

[Family 10.) John Hall3, John*, John': b. 1666 ; d. March 21, 
1734; m,, probably, Margaret^ dau. of Rev. John Miller, of Yar- 
mouth, and had four sons and five daughters ; two of the sons d. in 
infancy; names of the daughters not given. The names of two 
sons were : 

I. John, b. Aug. 24, 1708 (Family 29). 2. Isaac, 'b. Aug. 23, 
1712. 

[Family 11.) Samuel Hall', Gershom% John' : b. 1669; d. Feb. 
29, 1730 ; m., Feb. 7, 1697, Patience Rider, of Yarmouth; made 
freeman 1689 ; resided' in the north-east part of Harwich, near the 
middle million the Hissing river ; he was a wealthy man ; had one 
child Bethia, b. Jan., 1698 ; d. at the age of six weeks ; Mr. Hall's 
widow had a large part of his estate, and she m., 2d, Thomas Clark, 
Esq., a miller. 

[Family 12.) Edward Hall', Gcrshom', John' : b. in Yarmouth, 
1671 ; d. June 22, 1727; m., ist, probably, 'Mary Stewart^ of 
Chatham, Mass., she d. probably 1717; m., 2d, Nov. 27, ^71,7, 



2 1 8 Hall Genealogy. 

Sarah widow of Daniel Cole, of Eastham. Edward Hall lived 
near his father's, upon his estate in the "'Neck ;" letters of adminis- 
tration were granted May i6, 1727 ; he did not seem to be pos- 
sessed of much property ; his widow m., 3d, Daniel Legg. Chil- 
dren were : 

' I. Bethia, b. Dec. 31, 1709 ; m., Aug. 20, 1729, Andrew Clark, 
Jr. 2. Hannah, b. Feb. i, 1712 ; m., Feb. 27, 1739, Tully 
Crosby. 3. Mercy, b. Oct. 19, 1713. 4. Mary, b. 1715 ; m., 
Nov. 28, 1734, Gershom Hall. 5. Edward, b. April 19, 1717 
(Family 30). 6. Sarah, b. April 27, 1720 ; d. Nov. 22, 1727. 7. 
Patience, b. July 15, 1726. 

[Family 13.) Jonathan Hall^, Gershom', John' : m., ist, 
Hannah Bramhall^ of Dover 5 m., 2d, 1751, Eli-zabeth Hedge^ of 
Chatham ; he was a member of south church of Harwich in 1747 ; 
inherited his father's homestead, and was the executor of his will ; 
his only child was : 

I. Gershom, b. Oct. 25, 1715 (Family 31). 

[Family 14.) Isaac Hall3, William*, John': removed from Yar- 
mouth, Mass., to Mansfield, Conn., with his wife Sarah, and was 
one of the founders of the church in that place, 1710. Children 
were : 

• r. Esther, b. Feb. 26, 1700 ; m., June 14, 1721, Thomas Bar- 
rows. 2. Sarah, b. July 20, 1703 ; m., Dec. i, 1725, Timothy, son 
of Daniel Fuller. 3. Gershom, b. July 13, 1705. 4. Martha, b. 
April 3, 1707 ; d. Dec. 7, 1707. 5. Lydia, b. Oct. 5, 1708 ; m., 
Jan. 30, 1730, Jonathan Cross. 6. Hannah, b. Dec. i, 1710 ; m., 
June 14. 1731, David Royce. 7. Rebecca, b. Jan. 26, 1714. 8. 
Sybel, b. Oct. 27, 1716; m.. May 20, 1736, Jabez Barrows. 9. 
Jerusha, b. Jan, 28, 17^8. 

[Family 15.) William Hall', William', John' : m., July 20, 
1708, Esther ; lived in Mansfield, Conn. Children were: 

I. Ann, b, June i, 1709 ; m,, Nov. i, 1727, Rodolphus, son of 
Samuel and Elizabeth Fuller. 2. Joseph, b. Dec. i, 1710 ; d. Dec. 
3,1710. 3. Esther, b. Oct. 22, 1713; m., Nov. 18, 1733, Jona- 
than Balch. 4. Rebecca, b. Feb. ro, 1716 ; m., Jan. 19, 1749, 
John Hovey. 5. Lydia, b. March 10, 17 19. 6. William, b. June 
12, I72ii d. Dec. 24, 1724. 7. Ebenezer, b. Oct. 26, 1723; d. 
March, 1724. 8. Thankful, b Aug. 5, 1730 ; d. Aug. 12, 1739. 

[Family 16.) James Hall^, William*, John': d. June 16, 1742; 



Halls of Tar mouth. 219 

m., Oct. 15, ij 16, /^ebitab/e, d. Oct. 26, 1758; lived in Mans- 
field, Conn. Childre were : 

I. Mar/, b. Sept. 27, 1717. 2. James, b. April 20, 1720 
(Family 32). 3. Mehitable, b. Feb. 18, 1721 ; m , Jan. 30, 1746, 
Ezekiel Slate. 4. Elizabeth, b. April 18, 1723; m., Sept., 17, 
1747, Benj. Agard. 5. Jane, b. March 5, 1725. 6. William, b. 
July 12, 1728 (Family 33V 7. Thomas, b. June 14, 1730 (Family 
34) 8. Ephraim, b. Feb. 28, 1732 (Family 35). 9. Gershom, b. 
Feb. 28, 1735 (Family 36). 19. Josiah, b. March 27, 1738 (Family 

37)- . 

{Family ij.) Theophilus Hall', William", John': d. Aug. 29, 
1747 ; m., March 2, 1720, ^«/^, dau. of Ensign Jonathan Sargeant, 
of Mansfield ; resided in Mansfield, Conn. Children were : 

I. Mary, b. P>b. 25, 1721 ; d. Dec. 8, 1726. 2. Ruth, b. July 
28, 1722 ; m., Dec 6, 1739, Prince Freeman, she d. Dec. 19, 1749. 

3. Nathaniel, b. Feb. 8, 1724 (Family 38). 4 Ann, b. April 15, 
1726 ; m. her cousin Barnabas Hall (see Family 41). 5. Mary, b. 
March II, 1728; d. Jan. 9, 1754. 6. Isaac, b. Dec. 30, 1730 
(Family 39). 7. Tabitha, b. June 9, 1734; ni., Jan. 24, 1749, 
John Hawks. 8, Azariah, b. April 2, 1737. 

(Family 18.) Barnabas Hall^, Benjamin'^, John' : m. Mary ; lived 
in Mansfield, Conn. Children were : 

I. Benjamin, b. May 23, 1710 ; d. Aug. 12, 1716. 2. Mary, 
b. Aug. 13, 17 12; m., 1739, Joseph Stewart, and had Temperance, 
b. 1740, d. Dec. 5, 1756. 3. Temperance, b. Aug. 7, 1714, d. 
July 20, 1716. 4. Mehitable. b. June 18, 1717 ; d. Nov., 1726. 
5. Barnabas, b. March 21, 1719 ; d. Oct. 21, 1726. 6. Tem- 
perance, b. Aug. 7, 1722; d. Oct. 25, 1726. 7. Hannah, b. Sept. 

4, 1724; d. Nov. 9, 1726. 8. Abner, b, Sept. 20, 1726 (Family 
40). 9. Mehitable, b, Oct. 10, 1727. 10, Barnabas, b. April 30, 
1731 (Family 41). 

{Family 19.) Shebar Halls, Benjamin', John- ; ^^ June 13, 1711, 
Jbigail ; lived in Mansfield until 1740, after wh'ch there is no record 
of this family. Children were : 

I. Abigail, b. 1712. 2. Hannah, b. March 8,1714. 3. Joseph, 
b. March 24, 1716; d. Aug. 30, 1739. 4. Benjamin, b. April 6, 
1718 ; d. Sept. 14, 1739. 5. Be^hia, b. April 20, 1720. 6. John, 
b. Feb. 22, 1722. 7. Samuel, b. xMay 25, 1723. 8. Martha, b. 
Nov. II, 1725. 9. David, b. June 16, 1730 ; d. July 18, 1730. 
10. Jonathan, b. June 16, 1730; d. Sept. 4, 1 731. 11. Thankful, 



220 Hall Genealogy. 

b. Sept. 9, 1731; d. Dec. 12, 1736. 12. Solomon, b. Jan. 3, 1732. 

{Family 20'.) Ebenezer Hall^, Elisha% John' : b. Nov. 20, 
1680 or 1686; d. Nov. 10, 1748 ; m. Mehitable Eldridge ; lived in 
Yarmouth. Children were : 

I. Seth, b. Nov. 29, 1708 (Family 42); and two daughters whose 
names are not given. 

[Family 21.) Elisha Hall', Elisha', John' : b. June 16, 1682; 
m. Mary Hawes or Howes ; lived in Yarmouth. Children were : 

I. Elisha, b. Aug. 26, 1710. 2. Joshua, b. April 18, 1717 
(Family 43). 3. Stephen, b. July 26, 1719. And seven daughters 
whose names are not given. 

[Family 22.) Judah Hall^, Elisha', John' : b. Jan. 18, 1685. This 
family removed from Yarmouth. Children were : 

I. Judah, b. Jan. i, 1714. 2. Abner, b. Feb. 21, 1717. 3. 
James, b. Aug. 23, 1719. 4. Giles, b. July 14, 1721. 5. Thomas, 
b. April 26, 1724. 6. Enoch, b. Dec. 27, 1725. 7. Sylvanus, b. 
June 15, 1727. 

Fourth Generation. 

[Family 23,) Joseph Hall*, Joseph', John^, John' : b. Aug. 6, 
i6gj ; d. Feb. 22, 1772; m. Rebecca, dau. of Paul and Mercy 
(Freeman) Sears, b. 1701. Joseph Hall was a deacon of the church 
of Yarmouth. Children were : 

I. Joseph, b. Jan. 7, 1723 (Family 44). 2. Edmund, b. Jan. 
22, 1724 (Family 45). 3. Stephen, b. Jan. 9, 1735 ; d. Nov. 27, 
1803, s. p. 4. Nathaniel, b. June i, 1740 (Family 46). 5. Bar- 
nabas, b. April 20, 1742 (P'amily 47). 6. Betsey, m. Prince Sears, 
b. 1735. There were four other daughters and one other son, who 
d. young. 

[Family 24). Daniel Hall% Joseph', John", John' : b. July 15, 
1699; d. Oct. 24, 1768; m., ist, Lydia; m., 2d, Sarah Downs; m., 3d, 
Rebecca Bangs; he was a deacon of the church of Yarmouth.- 
Children were : 

I. Daniel, b. Aug. 6, 1722 (Family 48). 2. David, b. March 

6, 1724 (Family 49). 3. Lot, b. March 18, 1725 (Family 50). 
4. Joshua, b. May 5, 1737, lost sight of. 5. Atherton, b. March 

7, 1748 (Family 51). 6. Peter, b. Feb, 10, 1750, lost sight of. 
7. Samuel, b. March 7, 1752 (Family 52). There were two other 
sons, who died young ; and there were seven daughters, whose 
names are not given. 



Halls of Tar mouth. 221 

{Family 25.) Josiah Hall^, Josephs, John", John': b. Aug. 12, 
1 701 ; d. April 9, 1 758 ; m. Rebecca Howts ; residence in Yarmouth. 
Children were : 

I. Josiah, b. Sept. 10, 1731 (Family 53). 2. Zacheus, b. April 
21, 1733, had two daughters. 3. Isaac, b, Aug. 27, 1741, lost 
sight of. 4. Nathaniel, b. June 8, 1743, lost sight of. One other 
son died young ; and there were three daughters. 

{Family 26.) David Hall'*, Josephs, John% John': b. in Yar- 
mouth, Mass., Aug. 6, 1704; d. in Sutton, Mass., May 8, 1789; 
m., June 24, 1731, Elizabeth^ dau. of Dr. Jonathan and Rebecca 
(Bulkley) Prescott, of Concord, Mass. Mr. Hall graduated at 
Harvard college, 1724, and received the honorary degree of D.D. 
from Dartmouth college, 1777 ; he was invited to preach in Sutton, 
Mass., 1728. Oct. 14, 1728, the town of Sutton voted that " Dea. 
Pcrcival Hall (and others named) should go and get ministers to 
preach for three months ; voted, Nov. 26, to raise £69 for-the sup- 
port of the gospel in Sutton ; voted that Mr. David Hall should 
continue to preach until March next ; Feb. 10, voted that Mr. 
Hall should continue to preach in the pulpit until the middle of May 
next, with a view to his settlement with us ;" such settlemeiu was 
agreed upon and he was ordained as pastor of Sutton Oct. 15, 1729, 
and continued in office until his death, nearly sixty years ; he "was 
venerated in life and lamented in death ;" there has been a monu- 
ment erected to his memory by the people of his charge in Sutton ; 
Rev. Dr. David Hall was a man of noble bearing, intellectual vigor 
and fervent piety ; he was several times called to settle over other 
more prominent places, but he preferred to remain in Sutton, where 
the people loved and honored him, and to whom he was strongly at- 
tached ; he was an intimate friend and admirer of Rev. Dr. Jona- 
than Edwards, and they were united in opposing those who rejected 
the revivals of that period, and also in opposing those whose ex- 
travagances brought those revivals into disrepute. Dr. David Hall 
was one of the candidates for the presidency of Princeton college, 
N. J., at the time Dr. Jonathan Edwards was elected to that office. 
Dr. Hall's ministry wa» a useful as well as a long one; the people 
were well united and were built up; the number added during his 
minstry was 459 ; his salary was to be ,£100, " at the present value 
of paper money j" this led to continual trouble ; it was often diffi- 
cult to ascertain how much was his due ; the town also gave him a 
deed in fee simple of 130 acres of land and materials for building his 



222 Hall Genealogy. 

house. The likenesses of Dr. and Mrs. Hall are both in the historv 
of Sutton. 

Mrs. Elizabeth Hall died Aug. 7,' 1803, *• 9°- ^^^ Bulkley 
pedigree is as follows . 

I. Robert, lord of Bulkeley Manor, Cheshire county, England. 
He was one of the old English barons under King John who died 
1216. 2. William de Bulkeley. 3. Robert de Bulkeley, m. dau. of 
Butler of Gerosey, Warrington. 4. William de Bulkeley, 1302 ; 
m. Maud, dau. of Sir. John Davenport. 5. Robert of Eaton in 
Devonshire and Alstonton, m. Agnes . 6. Peter, of Hough- 
ton ; m. Viola, dau. and heiress of Thomas Bird of Alpraham. 7. 
John, of Houghton ; m. Ardune, dau. and heiress of John Filtny, 
of Woove. 8. Hugh, of Woove; m. Helen, dau. of Thomas 
Wilbraham of Woove; Hugh, died in 1450. 9. Humphrey, of 
Woove ; m. Grisel!, dau. and heiress of John Molton of Molton. 
10. William, of Oi.kley ; m. Beatrice, dau. of William Hill of 
Bunsingstall. 11. Thomas, of Woove ; m. Elizabeth, dau. of 
Randall Grosvenor, of Beilaporte. 12. Edward, D.D., rector of 
Woodell or Odeli ; m. Olive Islby, of Lincolnshire. 13. Peter 
B. D., of Odell, b. in Bedfordshire, England, Jan. 31, 1582-3 ; d. 
in Concord, Mass., United States, March 9, 1659, in his 77th year; 
m., ist, Jane, dau. of Thomas Allen of Goldington^ a most virtuous 
gentlewomen whose nephew. Sir Thomas Allen, was mayor of Lon- 
don ; by her he had nine sons and two daughters, among whom were 
Rev. Edward, John and Elizabeth, whom. Rev. Joseph Emerson of 
Mendon, and Concord, Mass. Peter Bulkeley, lived nine years a 
widower, and then m., 2d, Grace, dau. of Sir Richard Chitwood by 
whom he had Gershom,b. in New London, Conn., soon after landing, 
coming from England, and afterwards Peter and a daughter. He was a I 
very distinguished non-conformist minister, and had preached 21 years H 
in England, and was when he emigrated about 52 years of age. The 
Indians called him "■ the man of big prayer." 14. Peter Bulkeley 
Esq., of Concord. 15. Rebeckah or Rebecca, the mother of Mrs. 
Elizabeth (Prescott) Hall. 



Note. The Prescott pedigree is traced back nearly perfect, by Mrs. Mary E. Hall, of 
Brookline, Mass.. to 1192, when they were witnesses to deeds of land conveyed to Whal- 
Icy Abby. 

James Prescott, who was living in 1574, married Elizabeth Standish, and they were an- 
cestors of John Prescott, of Lancaster, Mass., and of James Prescott, of Hampton, Mass. 
(See also part 1st, Prescott Memorial.) 







HtLlOTyPE PRINTING CO. POSTON. 




1. Elizabeth Prescott Hall. 

3. Benjamin Hall. 

6. Charlotte Walworth Hall. 



■2,. Rev. David Hall, D. D. 
4. Charles Hall, M. D. 
6. Geo. Mortimer Hall, M. D. 



7 Horace Prescott Hall, M. D. 






I 



Halls of Tar mouth. IT.^, 

Bulkeley is sometimes spelled Buckley, ley means a field, the name 
means a bullock field. The most usual way of modern spelling is 
Bulkeley. 

Children of Rev. Dr. David and Elizabeth Hall were 12 and pro- 
bably more. 

I. David, b. May 5, 1732 (Family 54). 2. Elizabeth, b. Feb. 
17, 1734 (Family 55). 3. Rebecca, b. Sept. i, 1736 (Family 56). 
4. Mary, b. Dec. 14, 1738 (Family 57). 5, Hannah, b. Aug. 

1740 (Family 58). 6. Sarah, b. Dec. 15, 1742 (Family 59). 7. 
John, b. March 4, 1744 i d. in infancy. 8. Benjamin, b. Feb. 
27, 1745 (Family 60). 9. Lucy, b. Mach 19, 1748 (Family 61). 
JO. Joseph, b. Sept. 8, 1751 (Family 62). 11. Jonathan, b. Jan. 
20, 1754 (Family 63). 12. Deborah, b. March 5, 1756 (Family 

64)- 

A young minister exchanged pulpits with Dr. Hall, and being at 

his house and seeing Mrs. Hall with a child in her arms and looking 
very youthful inquired of her if it was her first child, yes, she re- 
plied, it is the first of the second dozen. 

[Family 27.) Peter Hall*, Joseph^, John% John^ : b. May 19, 

1715 i m. Abigail Sears-, residence Yarmouth. Children were: 

I. Morton, b. April 6^ 1743, lost sight of, and four daughters 
whose names were not sent to me. 

[Family 2^.) John HALLt, Josephs, John% John': b. Jan, 30, 
l^i"] ; d. Jan. i, 1792; m., ist, Abigail Hay; m., 2d, Elizabeth 
Sears; residence Yarmouth. Children were: 

I. John, b. April 21, 1753. 2. Nathan, b. Sept. 5, 1756 
(Family 65). 3. Ebenezer, b. March 22, 1759 (Family 66). 4. 
Benjamin, b. Apri' 28, 1763 (Family 67). 5. Joshua, b. Jan. 14, 
1 77 1 (Family 68), and four daughters. 

[Family 29.) John Hall*, John^, John*, John' : b. Aug. 24, 
1708; d. March i, 1744; m. Thankful Lewis; residence Yar- 
mouth. Children were : 
. I. John, b. May 10, 1739 (Family 69). 2. Isaac, b. June 5, 

1741 (Family 70). 

[Family 30.) Edward Hall*, Edward', Gershom^, John' : b. in 
Harwich, Mass., April 19, 1717 ; d. Feb. 27, 1797 ; m., Dec. 31, 
1738, Patience Gage^ of Yarmouth, d. 1791 ; he settled upon the 
place where the late Nathan Hall lived in North Harwich, and had 
charge of the water mill there, which had been his uncle Samuel's ; 
he received much at the hands of his grandfather Gershom in the 



224 jff^// Genealogy. 

" Neck," where his father had lived ; he held the office of select- 
man for 19 years, and was the representative in 1774; he was chosen 
one of the first deacons of the south church. Children were : 

I. Samuel, b. Dec. 20, 1740. 2. Edward. 3. Nathaniel, bapt. 
May 27, 1744 (Family 71). 4. Sarah, bapt. June i, 1746. 5. 
John (Family 72). 6. Patience, m. Sept. 3, 1777. 7. Benjamin, 
administrator (Family 73). 8. Bethia,b. Aug., 1762 ; m., ist, 1782, 
Seth Collins, of Chatham, Mass.; m., 2d, May 5th, 1796, Gershom 
Hall 5 and perhaps there were other children. 

(Family 31.) Gershom Hall*, Jonathan3, Gershom*, John' : b. in 
Harwich, Oct. 25, 1715 ; d. Sept. 7, 1784; m., Nov. 28, 1734, 
his cousin Mary Hall^ d. Jan. 20, 1794, ae. 79 ; residence Harwich, 
Mass.; he was a deacon in the south church from 1747 to 1784; 
lived on his father's homestead; made his will Nov. 4, 1785, in 
which he gave the homestead to his grandson Edward, his " silver 
tankard" and "silver headed cane" to grandson Gershom. Children 
were : 

I. Seth, bapt. Nov. 13, 1737; was executor of his will (Family 
74). 2. Bethia, bapt. 1738; m., 1760, Thomas Clark; she d. 
Nov. 8, 1820, ae. 84. 3. Edward, bapt. 1741 ; d. young. 
4, Edward, bapt. May i, 1743; was probably that Edward 
who was in the French and Indian war, and died in hospital 
ae. 18. 5. Hannah, ^bapt. May i, 1/43; m., Oct. 31, 1765, 
Thomas Nickerson, she d. Dec. 23, 1829, ae. 79. 6. Jonathan, 
bapt. Oct. 15, 1746. 7. Sarah, m. John N. Snow. 8. Jerusha, m. 
Samuel Covel, of Chatham, Mass., and settled in Clinton, Dutchess 
Co., N. Y., and was there 1794. There may have been other 
children. 

{Family 32.) James Hall*, James^, William*, John' : b. April 
20, 1720 ; d. Feb. 2, 1807, ae. 86, g. s.; m., Oct. 24, 1743, Mary 
Linntl; residence Mansfield, Conn.; he was a large, fleshy man. 
Children were : 

I. Vine, b. Sept. 4, 1744. 2. James, b. Oct. 19, 1746 (Family 
75). 3. Joel, b. Feb. 4, 1748 (Family 76). 4. Lois, b. Jan. 12, 
1750. 5. Mary, b. Dec. 4, 1751. 6. Abel, b. Dec. 29, 1753 
(Family 77). 7. Peter, b. Aug. i, 1755 ('Family 78). 8. Elihu, b. 
Dec. 28, 1757 (Family 79). 9. Mehitable, b. June 14, i860. 10. 
Margaret, b. and d., Dec. 16, 1762. 

[Family 33.) William Hall*, James^, William", John' : b. July 
12, 1728 ; m., April 10, 1760, Tabitha^ dau. of David Rockwell, 



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of Norwich, Conn., she d. Dec. 4, 1763; residence Mansfield, 
Conn. Children were : 

I. Jabez, b. Dec. 21, 1760 ; d. March, 1771. 2. Asaph, b. 
Feb. 23, 1762. The family probably removed to some other place. 

{^Family 34.) Thomas Hall'*, James^, William'', John' : b. June 
14, 1730 ; m,, ist, Feb. 14, 1756, Betty^ dau. of Samuel Smith, she 
d. 1761 ; m., 2d, Sept. 22, 1764, Susanna Dunham; residence 
Mansfield; removed to Rhode Island about 1670. Children were : 

I. Lydia, b. Sept. 9, 1757 ; m. June 5, 1777, William Abee (see 
Abee genealogy). 2. Thomas, b. May 3, 1759 ; d. 1761. 3. Asa- 
hcl, b. March 23, 1761 ; d. 1761. These two children, with their 
mother, d. in Nova Scotia, where the family had removed, and the 
father, with one child, returned to Mansfield. 4. Olive, b. March 
23, 1765. 5. Susanna, b. Jan. 20, 1767. 6. Thomas, b. April 
16, 1769. 

[Family 35.) Ephraim Hall'^, James', William*, John' : b. Sept. 
21, 1732: m., March 11, 1756, Alirriam^ dan. of Joseph Wolcott., 
of Windham, she d. in Nova Scotia, iMarch 17, 1762; m., 2d, Jan. 
23, 1766, Hannah^ dau. of Jacob Bosworth ; it is believed that 
Ephraim Hall removed to Nova Scotia and returned to Mansfield. 
Children were : 

I. Mirriam, b. March 15, 1757; m., April j i, 1775, Samuel 
Abee. 2. Jemima, b. Oct. 31, 1758; m., Feb., 1780, Richard 
Ford. 3. Ephraim, b. Sept. 17, 1760 (Family 80). 4. Lydia, b. 
Feb. 15,1767. 5. Sarah, b. May 24, 1769. 6. Levi, b. 1771. 
7. Judah, b. Oct. 9. 1773. This family probably removed to 
Rhode Island about 1770. 

[Family 36.) Gershom H'all^, James^, William^, John' : b. Feb. 
28, 1735; Ti-, May 7, 1767, Mary, dau. of Benjamin Hawks; resi- 
dence Mansfield, Conn. Children were : 

I. Rachel, b. May 29, 1768 ; m., Feb. i, 1787, Lemuel Andros. 
2. Gershom, b. Sept. 6, 1770 (Family 81). 3. Alice, b. Aug. 29, 
1773. 4. Joel, b. Oct. 12, 1777; d. April 6, 1778. 5. Amos, b. 
July 28, 1780 (Family 82). 

[Family 37.) JosiAH Hall^, James3, William% John' : b. March 
27, 1738 ; m., March 29, 1759, Hannah, dau. of Gideon Abee; 
residence Mansfield, Conn.; removed to Rhode Island about 1770. 
Children were : 

I. Hannah, b. Aug. 18, 1760. 2. Rhoda, b. March 17, 1762; 
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226 Hall Genealogy. 

d. Dec. 30, 1762. 3. Phebe, b. July 18, 1765 ; m., Nov. 24., 
1789, Daniel Canada, of Mansfield. 4. Josiah, b. June 9, 1767. 
5. Elizabeth, b. Sept. 29. 1769 ^ m., Oct. 26, 1786, William 
Balch. 6. Shubael, b. Sept. 24, 1771. 

[Family 38.) Nathaniel Hall% Theophilus^ William', John' : 
b. Feb, 8, 1724, in Mansfield, Conn.; d. in New Haven, Vt., at 
the house of his son Richard, July 27, 1816, ae. 92 ; m., Nov. 7, 
1745, Martha, daughter of Captain Samuel Storrs, of Mansfield, 
d. 1808, and was buried in Mansfield, Conn.; Captain Storrs gave 
a deed of land to his daughter Martha and her husband, and at 
their decease to their heirs; this land was probably situated in 
New Lebanon, N. H. Nathaniel Hall received the commis- 
sion of lieutenant from the king when he was only 18 years of 
age; he afterwards became captain, and spent his life in military 
affairs ; he was in the French war at Quebec, and had command of 
Fort Groton, now New Lebanon, Conn., and was on half pay 
when the Revolutionary vvar broke out. Children were : 

I. Nathaniel, b. Aug. 13, 1746 (Family 83). 2. Deborah, b. 
June 8, 1748 ; m., March 24, 1768, Joseph Warner 3. Ruth, b. 
March 27, 1751 ; m., March 21, 1771, Nathaniel Storrs, of New Leb- 
anon, N. H., b. 1747. 4. Olive, b, June 25, 1753; '"•' J^"' ^^' 
1795, Shepard Stearns, of Mansfield; a grandson of his own 
name, with two sons, own a large farm in Mansfield, on Chestnut 
hill, where they keep 40 cows and sell milk (1878). 5. Martha, b. 
June 14, 1755; m., May 9, 1776, Thomas Barrows, 6. Andrew, 

b. Feb 9, 1758 ; m., ist, Zerviah Woodworth, s. p.; m,, 2d, 

Stearns; residence Mansfield. 7. Azariah, b. Dec. i, 1760. 8. 
Richard, b. April 21, 1762 (Family 84). 9. Aaron, b. Aug. 22, 
1764; m., Oct 3, 1783, Zurvia Slate. 10. Asahel, b. Aug. 20, 
1766 ; d. March 27, 1813, at his brother's in New Haven, Vt.; un- 
married. II. Mary, b. Jan 3, 1769; m., April I, 1789, Eleazor 
Barrows, and lived in Middlebury, Vt.; one of their daughters m. 
Rev. N. G Clark, the pioneer missionary at the west, he d. at El- 
gin, 111., about 1878, after having organized 40 churches. For a 
sketch of his life see New York Evangelist for 1878. 

[Family 39.) Isaac Hall"*, Theophilus3, William*, John' : b. 
Dec. 30, 1730 ; d. Aug. 6, 1757 ; m., Sept. 14, 1750, Abigail dau. 
of Thomas Swift, she m., 2d, Zachariah Parker. Children were : 

I. Rachel, b. June i, 1751; m., April 14, 1774, Hezekiah 
Crain, Jr. 2. Theophilus, b. Dec. 20, 1752 (Family 85). 3. 



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Isaac, b. Dec. 30, 1755 (Famil)- 86). 4. Azariah, b. Oct. 2, 1756 
(Family 87). 

{Family 40.) Abner Hall"*, Barnabas^, Benjamin^, John' : b. Sept. 

20, 1726 ; m., 1st, Apri! 2, 1747, Mary Russ, she d. Oct. 6, 1765 ; 
m., 2d, Feb. 4, 1768, IVidow Beulah Coates, of Lebanon, Conn.; 
residence Mansfield, Conn. Children were: 

I. John, b. Jan. 25, 1748. 2. Abner, Jan. 4, 1749. 3. Ste. 
phen, b. May 13, 1751. 4. Priscilla, b. Jan. 27, 1753. 5- Han- 
nah, b. Dec. 8, 1754; m. Azariah, son of Isaac Hall. 6. xVIary, 
b. July 23, 1756 7. Barnabas, b. July 3, 1758. 8. Joseph, b. 
June I, 1760. 

[Family ^ I.) Barnabas Hall% Barnabas^, Benjamin^ John': b. 
April 30, 1731 ; d. Dec. 5, 1756; m., Jan. 24, 1750, y/««, dau. of 
Theophilus Hall (see Family 17), she d. Nov. 15, 1755 ; residence 
Mansfield. Children were : 

I. Nathan, b. May 26, 1750 (Family 88). 2. Hannah, b. Sept. 

21, 1751 ; d. June 3, 1754. 3. Eunice, b. Feb, 2, 1753 ; d. June 
4, 1754. 4. Mary, b. March 7, 1755 ; m., March 28, 1783, Elisha 
Barrows. 

[Family 42.) Seth Hall*, Ebenezer3, Elisha^ John': b. in Yar- 
mouth, Nov. 24, 1708; m., ist, Susanna Howes; m., 2d, Mercy 
Fiske ; residence Yarmouth. Children were : 

I. Ebenezer, b. Sept. 26, 1731. 2. Amos, b. Aug. 4, 1734. 3. 
Seth, b. May 8, 1738. . John, b. Aug. 6, 1747. And three 
daughters, names not ment'oi.ed ; perhaps this family removed to 
Vermont. (There was an Ebenezer Hall died in Harwich, 1744.) 

[Family 43.) Joshua Hall-*, Elisha^, Elisha% John': b. April 18, 
1717 ; d. Feb. 24, l8oc ; m., Oct. 4, 1744, Temperance Nye^ d. 
Nov. 17, 1803, as. 77 ; residence Yarmouth. That part of the 
town became Dennis in 1794. Children were: 

1. Mary, b. Sept. 10, 1745 ; m., Dec. 3, 1765, Benjamin Nye, 
Jr. 2. Elisha, b. Aug. 21, 1747 (Family 89). 3. Stephen, b. Dec. 
4, J 749 (Family 90). 4. Mehitable, b. March 9, 1752; m., 1st, 
May 22, 1772, Samuel Bassett ; m., 2d, Daniel Baker. 5. Thank- 
ful, b, July 27, 1754; in., March 15, 1774, John Knowles. 6. 
Johannah, b. Nov. 8, 1756; d. Dec. 3, 1777. 7. Lydia, b. June 
13, 1759 i ^- "^^y '^^y ^79^- ^- Joshua, b. Dec. 16, 1761 (Family 
91). 9. Joseph, b. June 10, 1764 (Family 92), 10. Temperance, 
b. Dec. 31, 1769; m., May 10, 1796, Doct. Jonathan Leonard. 



228 Hall Genealogy. 

Fifth Generation. 

[Family 44.) Joseph Hall', Joseph^ Josephs, John% John', b. 
June 7, 1723 ,• d. July 5, 1787 ; found dead in the road in Brewster, 
Mass. ; m. Abigail Clark; residence Yarmouth. Children were : 

I. Joseph, b. May 15, 1757 (Family 93). And three daugters, 
names not sent. 

[Family 45.) Edmund HallS, pedigree as above : b. Jan. 22, 
1724; d. Apiil 20, 1763-, m. Zipporah Toung ; residence Yarmouth. 
Children were : 

I. Edmund, b. July 9, 1749 (Family 94). 2. Isaiah, b. Oct. 17, 
1752 (Family 95). 3. Ezra, b. Dec, 16, 1756, lost sight of. 4. 
Enoch, b. June 15, 1759 (Family 96). 5. Henry, b. Dec. i, 1761. 
(Family 97) ; and one dau., name not sent. 

{Family 46.) Nathaniel Hall-, pedigree as above: b. June i, 
1740; d. May 9, 1809, Dennis, Mass., m. MehitabU Howes. 
Children were : 

I. Barzillai, b. Jan. 13, i''76 (Family 98). 2. Nathaniel, b. May 
27, 1791 ; and one daughter, name not sent. 

[Family 47.) Barnabas Hall^, pedigree as above : b. April 20, 
1742; d. in Dennis, Dec. 27, 1824: m., 1st, Mary Crocker.^ m. 2d, 
Rebecca Gorham. Children were : 

r. Barnabas, b. Aug. 24, 1779 (Family 99); and six daughters 
whose names are not sent to me. 

[Family 48.) Daniel Hall^, DanieH, Josephs, John^, John': b. 
Aug. 6, 1722; d. Aug. 31, 1774; m., ist, Priscilla Paddock., m., 
2d. Jerusha Hawes., residence Yarmouth. Children were : 

I. Daniel, b. July 15, 1774; d. July 10, 1826; and one daugh- 
ter whose name is not sent to me. 

[Family 49.) David Hall^, pedigree as above : b. March 6, 1724 \ 
m., 1st, Tatnsin Sears, m., 2d, Ruth Atkins., m., 3d, Rebecca Crosby; 
residence Yarmouth. Cl-.ildren were : 

I. Reuben, b. April 5, 1747 (Family 100). 2. David, b. Nov. 
23, 1749 (Family loij. 3. Seth, b. Oct. 4, 1751, lost sight of; 
and three daughters whose names were not sent to me. 

[Family 50.) Lot Hall^, pedigree as above: b. March 18, 1725 ; 
m. Hannah Doane ; residence Yarmouth. Children were : 

I. Daniel, b. Oct. 14, 1754 ; he was a lieutenant on board the 
privateer Arnold and froze to death ofF Cape Cod, Dec. 26, 1778, 
with 77 others (See Freeman's History). 2. Lot, b. April 2, 
1757 (Family 102). 3. CJrian, b. Sept. 17, 1759 or 60. 4. Wil- 
liam, b, Sept. 14. 1764 (Family 103), 



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{Family 51.) Atherton Hall^, pedigree as above : b. March 7, 
1748; m. Ruth Crowell ; residence Yarmouth. Children were: 

I. Atherton, b. Nov. 4, 1770 (Family 104). 2. Peter, b. Nov. 
14, 1772 (Family 105) ; and seven daughters whose names were not 
sent to me. 

{Family ^1.) Samuel Hall^, pedigree as above: b. March 7, 
1752 ; m. Elizabeth Sears ; removed from Yarmouth to Ashfield, 
Mass., about 1777. Children were: 

I. Jonathan, b. March 29, 1774 (Family 106). 2. Lot. 3. 
Elizabeth. 4. Samuel. 5. Atherton. 6. Mehitable. 

[Family 53.) JosiAH Hall^, Josiah% Joseph^, John% John': b. 
Sept. 10, 1 73 1 ; d. Jan. 3, 1809 ; m. Fear Crowell; resided in 
Yarmouth. Children were : 

I. Jesse, b. Jan. 23, 1770 (Family 107). 2. Josiah, b. Jan. 17, 
1772 (Family 108). 3. Judah, b. Feb. 12, 1774; d. March 2, 
1854, left no son. 4. Reuben, b. Oct. 19, 1778 (Family 109). 5. 
Isaac, b. Feb. 8, 1781 ; d. July 7, 1856, s. p.; another son d. young, 
and three daughters, whose names are not sent. 

[Family 54. j David Halls, David"*, Joseph^, John% John' : b. in 
Sutton, Mass., .May 5, 1732; d. in Hartland, Vt., 1796; m., ist, 
Mary Basset^ of Pomfret, Conn.; m., 2d, Olive 5/^^^^^, of Windsor, 
Vt,, b. Aug., 1746 ; d. Aug., 1829, at the house of her dau. Olive 
in Cornish, and was buried in Windsor. David Hall graduated at 
Harvard college; settled first in Pomfret, Conn.; removed to Wind- 
sor, Vt., and lived within about one mile of Gen. Jonathan Chase, 
of Cornish, N. H.; after losing his first wife and all but one of his 
children he became intemperate, but afterwards reformed quite a 
good deal, and married again ; towards the close of his life, when 
sick, he went to Hartland, Vt., and lived until his death at Samuel 
Capens, who was a friend, and also from Sutton ; he was buried in 
Pine Plains grave yard, Hartland ; he gave his youngest two children 
to Mrs. Capon to bring up. Children were : 

I. Mary. 2. Joseph. 3. Elizabeth 4. David ; all died, and 
also his wife, by a sweeping sickness, as it was called, and the only 
one of his family left was the baby. 5. Sarah (Family no). And 
by 2d wife he had : 6. Roxana, b. Jan. 12, 1778 (Family iii). 7. 
Jonathan C, d. at Manlius Square, N". Y., about 1857, unmarried. 

8. Olive, b. March or April, 1782 ; m, Samuel Green, of Cornish. 

9. Nathan, b. Feb. 27, 1784, went to Boston to find employment, 
and in a year or two his friends beard that he was coming home, but 



230 Hall Genealogy. 

thev never heard of him again. 10. Mary, b. 1786. 11. A dau. b. 
and d. 12. Elizabeth C, b. 1789 ; m. Mr. Parichurst, of Windsor, 
and both died soon after. 13. David H.,b. Feb. 2, 1791 (Family 
112). 14. Lucy. b. June 8, 1794 (Family 113). 

{Family 55.) Elizabeth Hall^, pedigree as above : b. Feb. 17, 
1733 ; d. Oct. 2, 1830 ; m John Hale, b. in Sutton Oct. 24, 1731 ; 
d. 1791. Col. John Hale settled in Hoilis, N. H.. as a physician, at 
about the age of 24 years ; he was assistant surgeon in the French 
war, 1755, in Col. Joseph Blanchard's reg,, and in 1758 he was the 
surgeon of Col. Heart's reg.-, he was lieut. col., 1767, of the 5th 
N. H. militia, and col. of the same in 1775 ; he represented Hoilis 
and Dunstable in General Court from 1762 to 1768 and also in the 
Provincial Congress in 1775. and was member of the State Council 
in 1776, and was surgeon of the ist N. H. reg. from 1776 to 1780 ; 
he continued the practice of his profession in Holl's during lif.e 
Children were : 

I. John, b. Sept. 8, 1756 ; m., Feb. 9, 1790, Catharine Mosher. 

2. David, b. June 8, 1758 -, m , June 3, 1787, Elizabeth Holden. 

3. Elizabeth, b. Sept. 28, 1760; m., Dec. 5, 1780, Dr. Jona han 
Pool. 4. "William, b. July 27, 1762; m., July 20, 1794, Esther 
Pool. 5. Rebecca, b. March 26, 1765. These sons were loldiers 
in the Rev. war ; William studied medicine with his father and suc- 
ceeded him in its practice in Hoilis ; he vas a man of great energy 
and lived to be 92 years old, and was i '.i i-'st survivor of the 1,200 
men whose names are found on the ro'is c" the 1st Continental N. 
H. Regiment: he died Oct, 10, 1859. 

{Family ^b.) Rebecca Hall', pedigree as above: b. Sept. i, 
1736; d. July 17, 1773 ; m., Oct, 23. 1761, Rev. Aaron Putnam., 
minister of Congregational church, Pomfret, Conn ; she had been 
in delicate health for some years, and was riding out for her health 
with Mr. Putnam, in a chaise, when seeing some useful herbs at 
the roadside, she requested her husband to step out and get them for 
her, and, while he was gathering them, the horse started on, 
and one wheel passing over a large stone tipped the chaise so far up 
that she fell out on the other side, and so greatly was she injured by 
the fall, in her feeble state of health, that she died in a wut three 
hours after although medical attendance was immediately obtained ; 
she had been pious from her earlv youth, and her conduct had been 
very exemplary and almost blameless ; she was beloved by all her 
acquaintances, and by her appreciation of her many advantages for 



Halls of Tar mouth. 23 1 

information, and development oi her mind, she had become a lady 
of " distinguished endowments." Children were: 

I. Aaron, b. July 30, 1761 ; d. April i, 1765. 2. Mary, b. 
Jan. 25, 1766 (Family 114). 3. Elizabeth, b. Jan. 24, 1765; m. 
Elijah Belcher, of Cherry Valley, N. Y., and removed to Berkshire 
Tioga Co., N. Y., where she died Oct., 1808, leaving two sons. 
4. Rebecca, b. May 5, 1763 ; m., late in life, Dr. Morse, of Sutton, 
Mass.; d. Jan. 25, 1767. 

Family 57.) Maky Hall^, pedigree as above: b. Dec. 14, 1738 ; 

d. , 1828, ae. 90; m., April 13, 1758, Col. John Putnam^ of 

Sutton ; he served as captain in the revolutionary war. Children 
were born in Sutton. 

I. Joseph, b. Dec. 25, 1759 ; d. in the revolutionary war, 1776. 
2. Stephen, b. April 5, 1761; removed to Whittingham, Vt. 3. 
Elizabeth, b. July 31, 1763; m., May 25, 1784, Thomas Eddy. 
4. John, b. June 27, 1766: was a physician ^ settled at Upton, 
Mass. 5. Charles, h. Nov. 10, 1768 (Family 115). 6. Mary, b. 
Feb. 3, 177 1 ; m,. May 18, 1790, Aaron Putnam. 7. Deborah, b. 
May 3, 1773; ^- ^bout 1790. 8. Rebecca Hall, bapt. July 4, 
I'J'jb; d. young. 9. Sarah, bapt. May 17, 1778; m., April 14, 
1798, Rufus Marble. 10. Joseph Hall, b. April 5, 1780 (Family 
116). II. Rebecca Prescott, b. April 16, 1783; m., Sept. 20, 
1805, Solomon Putnam. 

[Family 58.) Hannah Hall^, pedigree as above : b. Aug. 30, 

1740; d, , 1835, ae. 94; m., April 24, 1766, Rev. Asa 

Grosvenor, of Pomfret, Conn. ; they probably resided afterwards in 
Reading, Mass. There were several distinguished ministers among 
her descendants by the name of Grosvenor. Children were : 

I. Aaron, a physician of Pelham, N. H. 2. Augustus a physi- 
cian of Reading, Mass. 3. Ebenezer, of Harvard, Mass. 4. 
Hannah, m., a Goddard of Petersham, Mass. 5. Lucy, m., a Caryill 
of Pomfret. 6. Betsey. 

(/^«7mz7^' 59.)"' Sarah Hall^, pedigree as above: b. Dec. 15, or 
17, 1742 ; d. Oct. 13, 1806, m. Gen. Jonathan Chase., of Cornish, 
X. H. Gen. Chase had been married before, he m., ist, Nov. 28, 
1759, Thankful Sherman., of Grafton, Mass., she had twin sons 
which died Aug., 1768, and she died Nov. 25, 1768, ae. 29; she 
left one daughter who married Nathaniel Hall (see Rehoboth Halls) 
whom Gen. Chase called ''• litcle Nat "^because he was so large a 
man, weighing over 400 ; they were^the parents of Dr. Jam.es Hall, 



232 Hall Genealogy. 

of Windsor, who afterwards became celebrated by his connection 
with the Maryland colonization society, and by his planting an 
American colony on Cape Palmas, Africa. ^' Gen. Chase filled a 
variety of oilices with honor to himself and advantage to the public" 
(See grave stone). He was b. in Sutton, JMass., Dec, 6, 1732 ; d. in 
Cornish, N. H., Jan. 14, 1800 ; he was a nephew to Judith Chase, 
the wife of Dea. Thomas Hall of Cornish (See Medtord Halls, part 
eighth). Gen. Chase and his two brothers, Dudley and Samuel, 
were early settlers, and very large proprietors of Cornish \ another 
brother, March Chase, was said to be the richest man in Sutton, 
his first wife was Beulah Cove, sister of Anna Coye, the wife of 
Dea. Willis Hall. For the pedigree of the Chase family, see Halls 
of Medford, part eight. Children were : 

I. Jonathan, b. Nov. 21, 1771 (Family 117). 2. David Hall, 
*'In memory of David H. Chase, who died Aug. iS, 1794, aged 20 
years and 6 months, a youth of distinguished mental talents, and 
acquirements, beloved and much lamented by numerous acquaint- 
ances and kindred ; he was a gentleman ot liberal education ; he 
graduated at Dartmouth College 1793." (See g. s.). 3. Pamela 
(Family 118). 4. Elibeus, b. Jan. 21, 1779 (Family 119). 5. 
Sarah (Family i2o). 6. Gracia (Family 121). 7. Mary, m. 
Ebenezer Brewer. 

[Family 60.) Benjamin Hall^, pedigree as above : b. in Sutton 
Mass., Feb. 27, 1746 ; d. at St. Albans, Vt., Aug. 20, 1833, ^^ 
the house of his son Charles with whom he had lived several years ; 
m. EU-zabeth Mosely ; residence Cornish, N. H. ; was a farmer. 
Children were : 

I. David, b. 1775 (Family 122). 2. Elizabeth, b. Nov. 29, 
1777 (Family 123). 3. John, b 1779 (family 124). 4. Charles, 
b. Feb. 2, 1785 (Family 125). 5. jienjamin Prescott, b. 1786 
(Family 126). 6. Cyrenius, b. 1788 ^(Family 127). 7. Horace, b. 
1793 (Family 128). 

[Family 61.) Lucy Hall^, pedigree as above : b. Uec. 19, 1748 ; 
d. 1 810 ; m. Capt. Samuel Paine ; residence in Cornish, where she 
died, and the family removed to Randolph, Vt. Some of tli:- children 
were : 

I. Samuel, m. his cousin Pamela Chase (See Family 118). 2. 
Joseph, 3. Buckley, lived with Gen. Chase, and was drowned ac- 
cidentally when a boy in the Connecticut river. 4. Lucy. 5. 
Betsey. ' 



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{Family 62.) Joseph Hall^, pedigree as above : b. Sept. 8, 
1751 ; d. April 6, 1840, ae. over 88; m., Nov. 24, 1785,5/ 
Rev. Aaron Putnam, Chloe^ dau. of Gen. Ebpnezer and Lucy 
Grosvenor, of Pomfret, Conn. She survived him but a short time. 
He graduated at Hanover College 1774, and adopted teaching as 
his profession. He succeeded his father on the homestead and 
worked the farm he was called " Master Hall " from the fact that 
he taught a gramrr ar school in Sutton for many years (over forty), 
fitting many for co;'3ge and others for teaching school, or some pro- 
fession. He was paid tor teaching by -he town. It does not appear 
tliat there was any school-house used by him, but the scholars studied 
at home and came to him for recitation. He gained a knowledge 
of languages very easily, even when eighty-four years of age he ac- 
quired a good knowledge of the French language, and read the New 
Testament through in it several times ; he was esteemed as an 
upright citizen and a good Christian. He served the town as town 
clerk by their annual choice twenty-eight years. Children were : 

I. John Hancock, b. Nov, 24, 1786, was a jeweller and died in 
the north part of Worcester county, June 16, 1815, and was buried 
in Sutton on the north side of his grandfather Hall's grave. 2. 
Joseph Grosvenor, b. Feb. 17, 1789 (Family 129). 3. David E., 
b. Nov, 14, 1 791 (Family 130). 4. Lemuel, b. Aug. 17, 1794 
(Family 131). 5. Lucy, b. Oct. 5, 1797 (Family 132). 

[Family 63.) Jonathan Hall^, pedigree as above : b. Jan. 24, 
1754; d, 1817 ; m. Bathshebah^ dau. of Peter Mumford, of New- 
port, R. L He settled in the practice of medicine at Pomfret, Conn. 
Children were : 

I. Charles Henry, b. Dec. 26, 1781 (Family 133). 2. John 
Mumford, b. Aug. 10, 1783 ; was United States Consul at Caditz, 
Spain, where he d. March 11, 1823. 3* PeterPrescott, b. 1785, d. young. 

4. Bathsheba, b. 1787; m. Partridge, of Pomfret. 5. Eliza, b. 

May 30, 1 790; m, a Ward. 6. Ann, b. May 31, 1792. 7. Peter, 
b. Nov .5, 1794, was a farmer of Pomfret. 8. Jonathan Prescott, b. 
July 9, 1796 ; graduated at Yale College, and became an eminent 
lawyer in New York city. He was U. S. District Attorney by ap- 
pointment'of Pres. Tyler ; he died at Newport, R. L, Sept. 28, 1S62. 
9. David Priestly, b, July 15, 1798 -, graduated at Harvard College, 
and became ^n eminent lawyer in New York city. 10. Abigail 
Mumford, b, 1800. 11. Abby Maria, b. March 6, 1802; m. a 
Ward, brother to her sister Eliza's husband. 



234 Hall Genealogy. 

[Family 64.) Deborah Hall*, pedigree as above : b. March 5, 
1756; d. July 24, 1834; m., Mav 9, 1776, Rez. Daniel Grosvenor^ 
Congregational minister of Grafton, from which he was dismissed, 
1774, on account cf ill health, and afterwards became the minister of 
Paxton, Mass. Deborah d. in Petersham, Mass. Children were : 

I. Buckley, d. 1822 ; m. Lucy Williston, and left one son and 
two daughters 2. Jonathan Prescott, d. 1842; m. z dau. of Rev. 
Mr. Avery, of Holden. 3. David Hall, twin to Jonathan P. ; m. 
a Newton, of Petersham. 4. Rufus, d. in infancy. 5. Oliver, 
lived in Chittenango, N. Y. 6. Pitt, graduated at Dartmouth 
College, became a Baptist minister, was settled at Salem, Mass. 7. 
Moses Gill, graduated at Dartmouth College and became a Congre- 
gational minister; he was settled in New Hampshire. 8. Lemuel, 
b. Aug. II, 1792 (Family 134). 

[Family 65.) Nathan Hall^, John"*, Joseph^, John', John' : b. 
Sept. 5, 1756; d. March 11, 1828; m. Mehitahle Crow ell ; resides 
Yarmouth. Children were : 

I. John, b. Oct. 27, 1781; d. 1806. 2. Nathan, b. Nov. 28, 
1785 (Family 135). 3. Edward, b 1795 ; d. March 27, 1877, ^- P' 
and six daughters whose names were not sent, one of whom was 
living in 1879. 

[Family 66.) Ebenezer Hall^, pedigree as above : b. March 22, 
1759; residence Yarmouth; was a captain. Children were : 

I. Samuel. 2. Job. 

[Family 67.) Benjamin Hall^, pedigree as above : b. April 28, 
1763; d. Aug. 24, 1835 ; m. Achsa Hoives ; resides Yarmouth. 
Children were : 

I. Peter, b. 1 798 ; d. July 20, 1861, left no sons, and six daughters, 
four of whom were living in 1879. 

[Family 68.) Joshua Hall^, pedigree as above : b, Jan. 14, 1771 ; 
d. June 2, 1833 ; m. Thankful Lewis ; residence Yarmouth. 
Children were : 

I. John, b. April 12, 1815 ; residence Dennis, no sons living, and 
three sons d. young; and six daughters, four of whom were living in 
1879. 

[Family 69.) John Hall^, John*, John^, John% John' : b. May 
II, 1739; d. Dec, 1801 ; nt. Thankful Gorham ; residence Yar- 
mouth. Children were : 

I. James, b. Oct. 22, 1768 ; d. June 30, 1828. 2. Gorham, b. 



Halls of Yarmouth. 235 

July 27, 1772, had no sons. 3. Edward, b. Aug. 5, 1775, had no 
sons. 4. Ezekiel, b. Feb. 18, 1778 (Family 136V 5. John, b. 
Jan. 4, 1783 i and one son d. young, and one daughter. 

{Family 70.) Is.^.A.c Halls, pedigree as above: b.' Jan. 5, 1741 ; 
d. Nov. 27, 1826 ; n., 1st, Susanna Hoives ; m., 2d, Hannah Taylor. 
Children were : 

I. Isaac, b. Sept. 5, 1769 (Family 137). 2. Gershom, b. Nov. 
22, 1771 (Family 138). 3. Elisha, b. April 13, 1778 ; d. June 25, 
1800. 4. Shubacl, b. Aug. 19, 1781, lost sight of. 5. William, 
b. Jan. 22, 1791 (Family 139) ; and four daughters whose names 
were not sent. 

{Family 71.) Nathaniel Hall^, Edward*, Edward^, Gershom% 
John': bapt. May 27, 1744; d. before 1800; m., Oct. 25, 1765, 
Jane Doiuns \ was surgeon's mate in Col. Carys regt., 1776 ; resi- 
dence Harwich, Mass. Children were : 

I. Edward (Family 140). 2. Temperance, b. 1768 ; m. Isaac 
Myrick ; she d. Jan. 3. 1803. 3. Nathaniel (Family 141). 

[Family "] 2.) John Hall^, pedigree as above: m., 1771, Pa- 
tience Gage, of Yarmouth; m., 2d, 1778, Tamsin Howes, of Chat- 
ham, Mass. Children were, by first marriage : 

I. John (Family 142). 2, Samuel. 

{Family 73,) Benjamin Halls, pedigree as above: m., Feb. 5, 
1775, Eleanor N. Broadbrooks ; he was a miller; he did service as 
coast guard in Rev. war; d. 1827: residence Harwich. Children 
were : 

I. Sarah, b. Aug. 24, 1775. 2. Benjamin, b. Sept. 11, 1777; 
d. Jan. 21, 1781. 3. Patience, b. Oct. 25, 1779. 4. Eben, b. 
Jan. 10, 1782"; he was killed in Boston harbor May 25, 1804, by an 
explosion. 5. Polly, b. Nov. 0. 1784; m,, April 15, 1802, Seth 
Nickerson. 6. Bethia, b. March 12, 1787. 7. Hannah, b. Oct. 
17, 1788 ; d. May 5, 1800. 8. Benjamin, b. Dec. 25, 1790 ; d. July 
10, 1797. 9. Nathan, b. April 27, 1793; d. Aug., 1876, suddenly ; 
m. twice ; lived on his grandfather's farm in Harwich ; his sons 
John and Nathan were living in 1879. 10. Nellie, b, July 29, 
1795. II. Benjamin, b. Sept. 20, 1797; d. Sept. 27, 1797. 12. 
Freeman, b. July 14, 1799 ; residence Harwich, and his sons Da- 
rius, Benjamin and Salathiel were living there in 1879. 

[Family 74.) Seth Hall^, Gershom*, Jonathan^, Gershom', 
John' : bapt. Nov. 13, 1737 ; d. Oct. 25, 1793 ; m., June 17, 1756, 
Elizabeth Burgess, .she d. Sept. 17, 1808, ae. 74 ; residence Harwich ; 
was a member of south church, 1767. Children were : 



236 Hall Genealogy. 

I. Tamsin, b. 1758 ; m., Feb. 4, 1775, Eben B. Brooks. 2. 
Gershom, b. 1760 (Family 143). 3. Edward, b. 1763 (Family 144). 

4. Mercv, m., April 30, 1777, Kelley. 5. Jonathan, b. May 

24, 1768 (Family 145). 6. Elisha (Family 146;. 7. Seth (Family 
147). 8. Elizabeth, m,, Sept. 13, 1787, Joshua Covel. 9. Lemuel 
(Family 148) ; his house is a little north of where his father lived. 

(Family 75.) James Hall^, James"*, James^, William^, John' : b. 

Oct. 19, 1746; m., 1st, about 1768, Mary , she d. Nov. 24, 

1776-, m., 2d, Jan. 27, 1777, Submit, dau. of Jacob Bnsworth, of 
Ashfield, Mass.-, residence Mansfield. Children were : 

I. Pethnel, b. Oct. 4, 1769 (Family 149). 2. Jemima, b. Nov. 
II, 1771. 3. Eunice, b. Dec. 14, 1773. 4. Rebecca, b. April 19, 
1799. 5. Submit, b. Oct. 17, 1780. 6. Seth, b. May 19, 1782 
(Family 150). 

{Family 76.) Joel Hall^, pedigree as above: b. Feb. 4, 1748 ; 
d. 1776, while in the war of the revolution, at or near New York 
city ; m., Nov. 3, 1769, Esther Dexter^ daughter of Isaac, she m ^ 
id, March 2, 1776, James Hopkins ; residence Mansfield. Chil- 
dren were: 

I. Amasa, b Oct 13, 1770 2. Asa, b. March i, 1772 ; d. 
in Winchester, N. H., April 8, i8o2.'~3. Isaac, b. Oct. 10, 1774. 

(Family 77.) Abel Halls, pedigree as above : b. Dec. 29, 1753 5 
d. May 23, 1785 ; m., Dec. 3, 1778, Susanna Clarke^ of Windham, 
Conn. The family probably left Mansfield. Children were : 

I. Abel, b. Dec. 9, 1779. 2. Susanna, b. Dec. 15, 1781. 3. 
Jeremiah, b. May 31, 1784. 

[Family 78.) Peter Hall^, pedigree as above : b. Aug. i, 1755. 
Removed to Vermont. Had a son, James, who became a physician 
and settled in York State, then removed to Davenport, Iowa. He 
had a family of nine sons and two daughters. In his old age (about 
80) in 1874, he visited the old homesteads in Vermont, and Mans- 
field, Conn. I got no return from letters sent to Davenport. 

[Family 79.) Elihu Halls, pedigree as above : b. Dec. 28, 1757 ; 
residence Mansfield ; m., June 17, 1778, Elizabeth Davison. Chil- 
dren were : 

I. Elizabeth, b. July 5, 1779. 2. Elihu, b. Nov., 1 780. 

[Family 80.) Ephraim Halls, Ephraim^, James^, William% 
John' : b. Sept. 17, 1760 ; residence Mansfield ; m., Jan. 15, 1784, 
Jerusha., dau. of Gideo:i Abee. Children were : 

1. Elisha, b. Oct. 31, 1784. 2. Jehiel, b. April 9, 1786. 



Halls of Yarmouth. I'l^'-j 

{Family 8i.) Gershom Halls, Gershom^ James^, William', 
John\ b. Sept. 6, 177O; m., May 9, 1791, Dorcas Richardson of 
Wellington, Conn. Residence Mansfield. Children were : 

I. Edmund, b. Sept. 6. 1791. 2. Nabby, b. Oct. 7, 1792. 3. 
Joel, b. Feb. 13, 1794. 4. Orilla, b. Sept. 30, 1795. 5. Polly 
b. Oct. 13, 1797. 

{Family 82.) Amos Halls, pedigree as above: b. July 28, 1780 ; 
m., May 10, 1804, Sarah Thomas; residence Mansfield. Children 
were : 

I. Sophia, b. Feb. 21, 1805. 2. Emelie, b. Jan. 3, 1807. 3. 
Louisa, b. Feb. 10, 1809. 4. Harvey, b. May 20, 1812. 5. 
Amos A., m., 1845, Alithia Lord^ b, 1820 ; he was a music teacher. 

The Willimantic Journal oi '^ov. 28, 1879, says: Prof. Amos 
A. Hall, of this village, is conducting a singing school at Mansfield. 
Prof. Hall is a veteran teacher, and has no superior in the art of 
teaching the young how to sing. 

[Family 83.) Nathaniel Hall^, NathanieH, Theophilus*, 
William^ John': b. Aug. 13, 1746 ; d. in Lebanon, N. H., Feb. 2, 
1821 : m., Feb. 18, 1768, Mehitable^ dau. of Cornelius Storrs of 
Mansfield, Conn. She d. Nov. 13, 1830. His grandfather, 
Storrs gave him a tract of land in Lebanon, then a wilderness, in 
case he would settle on it, which he was reluctant to do, on account 
of the necessary hardships to which it would subject his wife. This 
was before he was married, but he was engaged to be married. How- 
ever, his intended bride settled the business by telling him that if he 
did not go, she would not marry him. Of course, he went, and 
after he had cleared it up, he sold it, and bought another farm of 
300 acres further back from the river. He was a soldier in the 
revolutionary war, and was present at the. surrender of Burgoyne, at 
Saratoga. He was captain of militia. Children were : 

I. Storrs, b. Jan. 5, 1770 ; d. early in life, but had a family and 
lived in Ran lolph, Vt.; one of his sons lived in Brookfield, Vt., 
and when a boy was a schoolmate with Rev. Dr. Asa D. Smith, presi- 
dent of Dartmouth College, and for many years a beloved and highly 
esteemed pastor in New York city. 2. Dan, b. April 10, 1771 ; d. 
in Lebanon. 3. Ira, b. Dec. 20, 1772 (Family 151). 4. iMartha, 
b. Sept. 21. 1774; rn. xMr. Freeman, ot Lebanon, and had a large 
family. 5. Nathaniel, b. Sept. 18. i776(Fam.ily 152}. 6. Oria, b. 
June 5, 1776 (Family 153). 7. Arunah, b. March 10, 1780, had a 
family and lived on the homestead ; was living in 1872. 8. Cyn- 



23B Hall Genealogy. 

thia, d. young. 9. Silas, b. Oct. 12, 1787. 10. Polly, b. July 3, 
1790; m. B. Bowen, of Grafton, Vt.; had no children. 

{Family S^.) Richard Hall^, pedigree as above: b. April 21, 
1762; d. Nov. 15, 1843; ^i O^^- ^1 1781, -^^ici Jrmld^ of Mans- 
field, b. April 18, 1/02, d. Dec. 12, 1839 ; settled on a farm in 
Middlebury, Vt., where he remained until 1799, when he removed 
to New Haven, Vt,, where he was a deacon in the Congregational 
church. Children were : 

1. Alice, b. Feb. 17, 1783 (Family 154). 2. Richard, b. Aug. 
2&, 1784 (Family 155). 3. Adin, b. Sept. 25, 1786 (Family 156). 
4. Adna, b. 1788; d. 1789. 5. Olive, b. 1790 ; d. 1791. 6. 
Orrin, b. April 5, 1793. 7. Osmond, b. July ic, 1795 (Family 
157). 8. Asahel, b. Oct., 1797 (Family 158). 

Rev. Storrs Hall, a grandson of Dea. Richard Hall, has long 
been a district secretary of the Home Missionary Society in Min- 
nesota. 

[Family 85.) Theophilus Hall^, Isaac*, Theophilus', William*, 
John': b. Dec. 20, 1752; m., Aug. 30, 1773, Jnna, dau. of Capt. 
Isaac Barrows, residence Mansfield. Vv'^as in the battle of Saratoga 
and witnessed the surrender of Gen. Burgoyne. Children were : 

I. Anna, b. 1774 ; m., Joseph Benham. 2. Lemuel, b. April 

8, 1777 (Family 159). 3. Rhoda, b. Sept. 26, 1779 ; m., Brown. 

4. Eber, b. July 12, 1782. 5. Eleazor, b. Nov. 6, 1785: d. May 
28,1786. 6. Luther, b. Nov. 25, 1787 ; d. in Alfred, Conn., ae. 91. 
7. Stephen, b. March 28, (left a wid. and dau., Martha, not m.) 1790 
removed to Hall's Corners, Virgil, Cortland Co., N. Y. ; had Isaac, 

NoTi. The very distinguished orator, Rev. Dr. R. S. Storrs, of Brooklyu, N. Y., is a 
descendant of Capt. Samuel Storrs, of Mansfield, Conn., the grandfather of Nathaniel 
Hall, of Lebanon, N. H. The Storrs pedigree is as follows : 

Samuel, son of Samuel Storrs, of Sutton, Nottinghamshire, Eng., came to Barnstable, 
Mass., where he m., Dec. 6. 1666, Mary Huckens, and subsequently removed to Mans- 
field, Conn., where he d., April 30, 1719, she d. Sept. 24. They had five daughters and 
one son, who no doubt was Capt. Samuel, who m., 2d, 1686, Esther Egard (she d. 2730, 
ae. 88) and had Thomas, b Oct 27, 1686, who became a captain 5 m. Mehitable and had 
Cornelius, b. Dec, 30, 1714 5 d. May 9, 1760 ; Cornelius m., Sept. 4, 1738, Martha Porter, 
and had Mehitable (who became the wife of Nathaniel Hall), and Nathaniel, b. 1747, m. 
Ruth, the sister of Nathaniel Hall. Both families lived in Lebanon. Nathaniel and 
Ruth (Hall) Storrs had Jesse, b. 1776, who was a deacon, and m. Hannah Hyde (see 
Hyde genealogy, p. 360). 

Experience Storrs, probably the son of Nathaniel and Ruth (Hall) Storrs, graduated at 
Dartmouth College with the highest honor of his class. He taught school in Granville, N. 
Y., and had for scholars Edwin Hall and Willis Hall, who became very distinguished men. 



Halls of Tar mouth. 239 

and sister, b. May 21, 1814. 8. Gardner, b. June 10, 1793 i went 
with Stephen, 9. Abner, b. July 28, 1796; removed to Liberty, 
Sullivan Co., N. Y. 10. Abigail, b. Feb. i, 1799. 

[Family 86.) Isaac Hall', pedigree as above: b. Dec. 30, 1754; 
m., July 9, 1772, Anna, dau. of Joshua Palmer ; residence Mans- 
field; removed to Vermont. Children were: 

I. Rufus, b. Jan. 27, 1773; ^- ^^%- ^9' ^775- ^- I*a^c, b. 
Aug. 24, 1776. 3. Ruth, b. Jan. 4, 1779. 4. Abigal, b. March 
2, 1781. 5. Rufus, b. Oct. 13, 1782. 6. Rachel, b. Dec. 11, 
1774 i d. Dec. 9, 1775. 7. Jesse, b. March 29, 1785. 8. Oliver, 
b.'Aug. 20, 1787. 

[Family 87,) Azariah Hall*, pedigree as above : b. Oct. 2, 
1754 ; m. and had : 

I. Azariah, b. May 12, 1777 ; removed v/ith his brother to 
Vermont. 

[Family 88.) Nathan Hall», Barnabas*, Barnabas*, Benjamin", 
John': b. May 26, 1750 ; m., May 8, 1771, Deborah^ dau. of 
Peres Swift, shed. May 29, 1774; m., 2d, AJartha Lyman^ of hch- 
anon. Conn.; residence, Mansfield. Children were : 

I. Abigail, b. Feb. 4, 1772 ; m.. May i, 1793, Luther Barrows ; 
removed to Middlebury, Vt., and afterwards to Canada. 2. Origin, 
b. Jan. 4, 1774; d. 1776. 3. Martha, b. Nov. 24, 1776. 4. 
Weltha, b. Nov. 3, 1778. 5. Anna, b. Feb. 6, 1780. 6. Nathan, 
b. Jan. 13, 1781 (Farriily 160). 7. Almon, b. March 28, 1783; 
m., Nov. 16, 1808, Mary Hosmer. 

[Family 89.) Elisha Hall^, Joshua^ Elisha^, Elisha', John': b. 
Aug. 21, 1747; m-, Oct. 20, 1768, Deliverance Basset; removed 
to Sanwich, Mass. Children were : 

I. Jonathan, b. May 17, 1769 (Family 161). 2. Elisha, b. May 
2, 1771. 

[Family qo.) Stephen Hall^, pedigree as above: b. Dec. 4, 
1749; d. Sept. 15, 1828; m., 1st, March 19, 1776, A^ary Freeman, 
of Eastham ; m., 2d, Wz ch 22, 1789, Catharine Davis^ of Barn- 
stable. Children were : 

I. Gideon (Family 162 1, and five daughters whose names were 
not sent. 

(Family qi.) Joshua Hall^, pedigree as "above : b. Dec. 16, 
1761 ; d. July 14, 1835: m., Nov., ijSo^ Eunice IVinslow^oi Har- 
wich. Children were : 



240 Hail Genealogy. 

I. Winslow (Family 163), and daughters whose names were not 
sent to me. 

[Family 92.) Joseph Hall^, pedigree as above : b. June 10, 
1764; m. Abigail Toung^ of Orleans. Children were: 

,1. Joseph (Family 164). 2. Nehemiah Young, b. July 25,1795 
(Family 165). 3. Abigail, and others whose names were not sent. 

Sixth Generation. 

[Family 93.) Joseph Hall^, Josephs, Joseph"*, Joseph', John^, 
John', b. May 15, 1757; d. Dec. 24, 1831 ; m., Sept. 12,1781, 
Lucy Sears^ of Yarmouth, d. Nov. 29, 1844 ; removed to Ashfield, 
Mass., 1797. Children were : 

I. Hepzibah, b. July 21, 1 782 ; m. Joshua Howes ; removed to 
Gouverneur, N. Y., d. 1874. 2. Hannah, b. May 28, 1785; d. 
1787. 3. Joseph, b. Dec. 25, 1786 (Family 166). 4. Levi, b. Dec. 
9, 1790 (Family 167). 5. Lot, b. Oct. 19, 1792 (Family 167). 
6. George, b. Feb. 4, 1795 (Family 169). 7. Barnabas, b. July 
26, 1797 (Family 170). 8. Seth, b. Nov. 7, 1799 (Family 171). 
9. Lucy, b. Jan. 29, 1803 ; m. Horace White, was Jiving in 1879. 

[Family 94.) Edmund Hall^, Edmund^, Joseph^ Josephs, John^, 
John': b. Feb. 9, 1749 ; d. 1799 ; m. Susanna Hopkins ; residence 
Yarmouth. Children were : 

I. Edmund, b. 1775 (Family 172). 2. Thomas, b. 1781 (Family 
173). 3. Enoch, d. 1815. 4. Ezra, d. 1807. 5. Asa, had no 
sons. 6. Seth, sons d. young. And three daughters, names not 
sent. 

[Family 95.) JosiAH Hall", pedigree as above: b. Oct. 17, 1752 ; 
d. Jan. 30, 1817; m. Thankful Taylor; residence Dennis, Mass., 
was a captain. Children were. 

I. Josiah, b. March 2, 1782, lost at sea. 2. Ezra, b. April 28, 
1784; d. Jan. 18, 1867, had no son. 3. Seth, b. July 6, 1786, 
lost at sea. 4. Eben, b. July 31, 1788 ; and two daughters, names 
not sent. 

{Family 96.) Enoch Hall^, pedigree as above : b. June 15, 
1759 ; d. Aug. I, 1833; m. Ke-ziah Sears ; residence, Dennis, Mass. 
Children were: 

I. William, b. Sept. 17, 1785. 2. Enoch, b. June 15, 1787, 
lost sight of. 3. Stephen, b. Sept. 3, 1792 ; d. at sea. 4. Francis, 
lost sight of ; and four daughters, names not sent. 

[Family 97.) Henry Hall", pedigree as above : b. Dec. i, 1761 ; 



Halls of Tarmouth. 24 1 

d. Aug. 7, 1850 ; m., ist, Duta Baker; m., 2d, Tamsin Clark; resi- 
dence, Dennis. Children were : 

I. Henry, b. Nov. 2, 1798. 2. Hiram, b. April 22, 1800; re- 
sidence Dennis, 1879. 3. Josiah Baker, b. Nov. 28, 1806; d. 
1824 '■> ^^^ ^'^^ daughters, names not sent. 

[Family 98.) Barzillai Hall^, Nathaniel^, Joseph*, Joseph^, 
John', John': b. Jan. 13, 1776 ; m. Elizabeth Howes ; residence 
Dennis. Children were : 

Three sons, have no descendants, and six daughters, two were 
living in 1879. 

{Family 99.) Barnabas Hall^, Barnabas^, Joseph'*, Joseph3, 
John', John': b. Aug. 24, 1779; d. Sept. 24, 1846; m. Joanna 
Hall Swan Baker ^ m., 2d, Lydia Smith ; residence Dennis. Children 

were : 

I. Joseph, b. Aug. 31, 1809. 2. Stephen, b. March 28, 1812. 
3. Gustavus, b. June 18, 1814, s. p. 4. William Crocker, b. 
Jan. 3, 1816, s. p. '5. Barnabas, b. July 6, 1818, s. p. 6. Luther, 
b. May 8, 1823, s. p. 7. Charles and George, b. Dec. 8, 1823, 
s. p. ; and three daughters, names not sent. 

[Family lOO.) Reuben Hall^, David^, Daniel-*, Joseph^, John', 
John': b. April 16, 1747 ; ^' April 4, 1823; m., Oct. 27, 1749, 
Sarah Howes^ d. Nov. 10, iSi7; removed to Ashfield, Mass., from 
Dennis, about 1795. Chiidrt n were : 

I. Tamsin, b. June 29, 1776. 2. David, b. Jan. 12, 1778. 3 
Deborah, b. Sept. 5, 1779 (Family 174). 4. Rebecca, b. Aug. 17, 
1 781. 5. Sarah, b. April 10, 1783. 6. Thomas, b. Jan. 17, 1785 
(Family 175J. 7 Desire, b. March 1,1787. 8. Reuben, b. Nov. 
27, 1788. 9. Edmun'i, b. March 22, 1791. 10. Arunah, b. March 
19, 1794 (Family 176). 

[Family loi.) David Hall^, pedigree as above : b. Nov. 23, 
1749 ; d. March 27, 1817 ; m. Abigail Freeman ; residence Dennis. 
Children were : 

I. Freeman, b. July 29, 1779; d. March 30, 1817. 2. Edward, 
b. Oct. 4, 1781. 3. Loring, b. Sept. II, 1783; d. 1802. 4. David, 
' b. Jan. I, 1786. 5. Samuel, b. Nov. 30, 1792, living 1879, s. p.; 
and three daughters, names not sent. 

[Family 102.) Lot Hall^, Lots, DanieH, Joseph^, John', John' : 
b. in Yarmouth, Mass., 1757; d. in Westmini'ster, Vt., May 17, 
1809 ' "^'5 ^^ Boston, Feb. 13, 1786, Mary Homer^ of that city. 
16 



242 Hall^ Genealogy. 

She was then an orphan of only 15 years of age. She d. Feb. 21, 
1843, ^' 7^ years. Mr. Hall received a good early education. In 
the month of May, 1776, he procured enlisting orders from Lt. E. 
F. Payne, oi ilic Randolph, of Charlestovvn, S. C., a protection ship 
ot 20 guns. Payne had promised Hall a lieutenancy in the marine 
department if he would enlist 15 men for the sea service at Charles- 
ton. Mr. Hall soon succeeded in enlisting in Barnstable Co., 29 
men and a boy. After suitable preparations had been made he set 
sail in the Eagle a ship of 20 guns, from Stonington harbor in the 
month of June, They met with success at first capturing three 
prizes, two of which were conveyed by Payne to Boston, but the 
paisoners on board the other overpowered the crew, and sailed to 
Glasgow, Scotland, where Lt. Hall was imprisoned, on being released 
April, 1777, he made his way home through Ireland, Barbadoes and 
Virginia, to Philadelphia, and to Yarmouth with a very sad experience, 
Feb. 22, 1778. Mr. Hall soon after commenced the study of law 
at Barnstable, in the office of Mr. Shearjashub Bourne. In 1782, 
he removed to Vermont, and settled in Westminister, where he was 
secretary pro. tern., oi the State Council that year. He was chosen 
in 1789, 1 79 1, 1792, 1808, to represent the town in the general 
assembly. With Paul Brigham, Samuel Hitchcock and Lemuel 
Chipman, he was appointed a presidential elector by the general ^ 
assembly in 1792, and with his colleagues cast the vote of the 
State for George Washington and John Adams. By an act of 
general assembly, passed on the ist of Nov., 1800, incorporating 
Middleburv College, he was constituted a fellow of that institution and 
served in that capacity until liis death. In 1799, he was a member 
of the council of censors ; from 1794 to 180 1, he was a judge of the 
Supreme Court of the State. He discharged the duties of this office 
with great fidelity and credit ; a charge which he delivered to the 
grand jury of Windham county in 1798, was considered at the time 
"as replete with sound principles and honorable to its author as a 
politician, as a scholar, and as an ardent federalist," Dr. John A. 
Graham observed of Mr. Hall in 1797, " he fills the' office of Su- 
preme Judge in such a manner as to reflect honor even on a more 
important station ;" while on the bench his opinions were prepared 
with deliberation, and his decisions were ever based on justice and 
right. His legal abilities were of a high order, and were well suited 
to t.he times and people among whom he lived. His memory was 
so wonderfully tenacious as to make him master of every subject he 
heard or read and enabled him to recapitulate them without the 



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slightest hesitation, and illustrate whatever topic he might have 
under consideration. This remarkable faculty, combined with an 
extensive experience of men and things, and an affible disposition 
rendered his conversation both agreeable and instructive. As a 
friend, Mr. Hall was constant, confiding and generous ; as a citizen, 
patriotic, public spirited, and liberal; as a husband, obliging, affec- 
tionate, and gentle ; he was ever ready to assist the poor in their 
misery, and the afflicted in their suffering ; nothing aroused more 
fully his resentment than the oppression of the weak by the strong ; 
his life was an active one, and his influence was extensively felt ; 
while attending general assembly at Montpelier in the autumn of 
1808, he was seized with a violent catarrhal affection which assumed 
an incurable form and caused his death in the middle of the next 
May. (See B. H. Hall's Eastern Vermont). Children were : 

I. Daniel, (Family 177). 2. Mary, m. Job Lyman, of Wind- 
sor, Vt. 3. Benjamin Homer, m. Olivia Rice, and had Elizabeth, 
unmarried. 4. Timothy Hilliard, unmarried. 

[Family 103.) William Hall^, pedigree as above : b. Sepc. 14, 
1764; m. Polly , and had : 

I. Urion, b. Aug. 6, 1787 ; residence Dennis. 

[Family 104.) Atherton Hall^, Atherton^, DanieH, Joseph^, 

John^, John' : b. Nov. 4, 1770 ; m. Olive ; residence Dennis. 

Children were : 

1; Edward, b. Dec. 20. 1795. 2. Atherton, b. Oct. 29, 1800, 
perhaps graduated at Castletor Md. college, 1828. '3. Hiram, b. 

May 29, 1806. 4. Nathan H., b. June 22, 1815. 5. Ebenezer, 
b. Oct. 16, 1820; and five ^au^ hters whose names were not sent. 

[Family 105.) Peter Hall^, pedigree as above: b. Nov. 14, 
1772; m. Polly White; residence Dennis. Children were: 

I. Alvin, b. Sept. 25, 1794. 2. Joseph, b. Feb. 10, 1797. 3. 
Joshua, b. March 4, 1799. 4. Peter, b. Feb. 8, 1808. 5. Brad- 
ford, b. 1810. 6. Henry, b. Feb. 22, 1812. 7. Daniel, b. March 
i'7, 1814. 8. Benjamin, b. Jan. 21, 1818. 9. John C, b. Sept. 
8, 1823 ; and another son and four daughters, names not given. 

[Family 106.) Jonathan Hall^, Samuel^, DanieH, Joseph^, John% 
John' ; residence Ashfield, Mass. Had one son : 

I. Samuel W. (Family 178). 

[Family 107.) Jesse Hall^ Josiahs^ Josiah^, Joseph^, John% 
John': b. Jan. 23, 1770; d. Oct. 14, 1816; m. Eunice Howes y 
residence Dennis. Children were : • 



244 ■ Hall Genealogy. 

I. Thomas, b. Jan. 10,1798. 2. Jesse, b. Dec, 1804; lived 
in Dennis, 1879. 3. Zebina, b. May 13, 1806 j lived in Dennis, 
1879 ; and six daughters, names not given. 

[Family icS.) Josiah Hall^, pedigree as above: b. Jan. 17, 
1772; d. Oct. II, 1849; ^- P^^'^^^ Hall; residence Dennis. 
Children were : 

I. Josiah, s. p. 2. Josiah ; residence Dennis, 1879 ; nnd five 
daughters ; two living in 1879. 

[Family 109 ) Reuben Hall^, pedigree as above: b. Oct. 14, 
1778; d. July 21, 1861 ; m. Rebebca Howes; residence Dennis. 
Children were : 

I. Reuben, b. Nov., 1804. 2. Jeremiah, b. Dec., 1806; living 
i.) Dennis, 1879. 3. Isaac, b. April, 1809; living in Dennis in 
1879, no son. 4. Frederic, b. Nov., 181 1 ; living in Dennis, 1879. 
5. Cyrcnius, b. 1815. 6. Abijah, b. 1822; living in Boston, 1879. 
7. Abner, b. 1822; d. 1876, no sons ; and two daughters, names 
not given. 

[Family wo.) Sarah Hall^, Davids, David-*, Joseph^, John^, 
John' : she lived to a great age and d. about 1875 or 6 ; m. Lieut. 
William Demming., of Cornish ; her mother died while she was an 
infant, and she went to live with her uncle Joseph Hall, of Sutton. 
Children were : 

I. Elizabeth, m. Israel Hall, of Cornish, and had three sons (see 
Medford Halls, part tenth, Family 478), 2. A daughter who m. 
a Mr, Wingate, of Cornish, and wis a widow living there in 1877; 
and probably other children. 

[Family 111.) Roxana Hall^, pedigree as above: m. Benjamin 
Hillard., of Cornish, N. H. Children were : 

I. David Hall, d. about May or June, 1877 \ had a family ; two 
sons b. about 1834 and 1836 ; he was a manufacturer of and dealer 
in rifles, guns and powder-, resided in Cornish ; he very kindly ex- 
amined the grave stones in Cornish and Windsor for me, and sent 
much information, but before he had finished or sent me the rec- 
ord of his own or his father's family he became too ill to do it. 2. 

Catharine, m. Bartlett and had five children ; residence Cornish. 

3. Harriet. 4. Esther, m. James Hudson ; lived in Lynn, Mass. 5. 
Benjamin Franklin, went to New York. 6. Elizabeth, m. John 
Hudson, brother to James, and also lived in Lynn ; had a daughter 
and a son, who is a lawyer in Boston. 7 Caroline. 8. Gilbert, 
was in the war for the Union and died at New Orleans. 



Halls of Yarmouth. 245 

[Family ii2.) David H. Hall^, pedigree as above: b. Feb. 2, 
1 791, was brought up by Mrs. Capen, of Hartland, Vt., a town 
adjoining Windsor on the north ; m., about 18 14, Sophia Stodard, of 
Hartland ; removed in 1833 to Woodstock, Ohio, where he died 
Sept., 1875; his wife died in 1857. Children were : 

I. Franklin, d. young. 2. Lydia, m. Cyrus Smith, of Wood- 
stock, Ohio, and had : i. George W.; ii. Stephen A.; iii, Sarah L., 
m. Harrison Miller, of Woodstock, Ohio; iv. Willard H.; v. Day- 
ton ; vi. Howard. 3. Lucinda, d. young. 4. Jennison, in., ist, 
April, 1856, Regina Willard, formerly of Woodstock, Vt.; he had 
by her three daughters, one of v/hom m. a lawyer of St. Marys, 
Ohio, and had a daughter; m., 2d, Feb. 13, 1858, Julia A. Bran- 
don, of Piqua, and had bv her one daughter and three sons ; the 
name of one of them is David F. ; Mr. Jennison Hall, has been in the 
railroad business since 185 5 or 56, and for the last dozen years has been 
employed by the Baltimore & Ohio railroad, in the freight department, 
office at Piqua (city) and looks after the interest of the road west. 
5. Albert, m. and had one son ; went west 1849 ^"^ died. 6. 
Louisa L., m. William Riddle, and had : i. Ellen ; ii. George, 
Woodstock, Ohio ; iii Dennis. 7. David Grosvenor, lives at 
Chespeake, Mo., in the south-west part of the State ; he m., ist, 

, and had a daughter, who is married ; he m,, 2d, Mary Sprague, 

and by her had three children. 8. William, d. young. 

[Family 113.) Lucy Hall*^, pedigree as above : b. June 8, 1794 ; 
was living in 1880 ; m., April 4, 1822, Moses Hendrick^ of Hart- 
land, Vt.; and in 1835 removed to Woodstock, Champaign Co., 
Ohio, and in Sept., 1850, removed to Clinton, Dewitt Co., 111., 
where most of the family now reside ; Moses Hendrick died Jan. 
14, 1861, ae. 64. Children were: 

I. Moses Sylvester, b. Feb. 28, 1823 (Family 179). 2. John H., 
b. Feb. 28, 1825 (Family 180). 3. Elizabeth, b. Dec. 19, 1826 
(Family 181). 4. Samuel A., b. Nov. 18, 1828; d. Aug. 9,1862, 
in the war for the Union ; unmarried 5. Sarah E., b. Feb. 16, 
1831 (Family 182). 

[Family 114.) Mary Putnam*, (Aaron Putnam) Rebecca 
Halls, Davids, Joseph^, John', John': b. Jan. 25, 1767 ; d. Oct. 9, 
1848, ae. 82 ; m., Feb. 20, 1790, Nathan Allen^ a farmer of Pom- 
fret, Conn.; she survived him for several years ; they brought up 
nine children, all of whom had families except one, and five of 
whom were living in 1881. Mrs. Allen lived with her son Aaron P. 



246 Hall Genealogy. 

in Exetir, where the compiler of this genealogy saw her in 1846; 
she did not look to be over 65 or 70 years of age at that time, and 
had the appearance of being a woman of excellent character and dis- 
position, active, intellectual and religious, quiet, unassuming and 
clearlv decided as to truth and duty ; in personal appearance she was 
of a light complexion, medium height, erect and rather slim. Chil- 
dren of Nathan and iMary (Putnam) Allen were : 

I. Mary Putnam, m. Wm. Hudson, of Cherry Valley, N. Y., 
and had five children. 2. Nathan Prescott, was a carpenter and 
farmer, had nine children. 3. Lucius Henry, is a physician living in 
Owego, N. Y., no children; he has practiced medicine 61 years, 
and is now (1881) 86 years of age. 4. Eliza Rebecca, unm. 5. 
Aaron Putnam, was a Presbyterian minister and preached in Exeter, 
Otsego Co., N. Y., in 1846, and afterwards in Deposit, N. Y., 
where he d. March 21, 1857, ^- 5^ ' he m. a daughter of Dr. Abel 
Hannahs, of Columbia, Herkimer Co., N. Y., and had six children, 
among whom is Horatio A. of Fulton, N. Y. 6. William Rufus, 
is a lawyer, and had one child. 7. Sophia Mehitable, m. Rev. John 
H. Pitcher, of the Reformed Dutch church, and had six children. 
8. Horatio P., is a lawyer in New York, had three children. 9. 
Augustus L., twin to Horatio, is a lawyer in Poughkeepsie, had one 
child, and is extensively engaged in t.-e f-is business. 

There were thirty children of the next generation, of whom three 
are lawyers, four merchants, one edujr and publisher, one farmer, 
one teacher; two of the daughters roarried ministers, three farmers, 
one physician, one lawyer, one capitalist, and one not married. 

{Fa?nily 115.) Charles Putnam^, (John Putnam) Mary Halls, 
Davidt, Joseph^, John^, John': b. in Sutton, Nov. 10, 1768 ; m., 
June I, 1794, Rhoda Stone; residence Sutton. Children were : 

I. Polly, b. Sept. 12, 1794 ; m. Capt. Charles Chase, 1814. 2. 
Sally, b. Aug. 23, 1796. 3. Matilda, b. Nov. 8, 1798. 4. Rhoda, 
b. March 15, 1801 ; d May 30, 1 80 1. 5 Betsey, b. May 15, 
1802, m., 1828, Otis Pratt. 6. Charles Prescott, b. April 13, 
1804; m., 1843, Mary E. Marble. 7. Sumner, b. June 26, 1807. 
8. Solomon, twin to Sumner. 

[Family 116.) Joseph H. Putnam^, pedigree as above: b April 
5, 1780 ; m., Nov. 20, 1805, Nancy Blandon ; m., 2d, IVaity Black; 
residence Sutton. Children were : 

I. Brooksey, b. Aug. 2, 1806. 2. Sullivan, b. May 23, 1808 ; 
m. Marilla R. Draper, and had, i. Alfred A., b. 1842, m., 1867, 



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Abbie M. Putnam ; ii. Joseph Hall, b. 1849, "^- Amanda L. 
Whipple. 3, Sumner, b. Dec. 2, 1809 ; d. May 21, 1876 ; m., 
July I, 1840, Susan Dudley, and had : i. Louisa, b. 1846, m., 1867, 
Everett Burden, d. 1869; ii. Joseph Edward, b. 1848, d. 1862. 
4. Pearley, b Nov. 10, 1815; m., 1841, Julia A. Walker, and 
had : i, Clarence D., b. 1846, d. 1849 > '•• A dau., b. July, 1850, 
d. Sept,, 1850; iii. Mary, b. Aug. 13, i860, m., 1878, Lovell W. 
Putnam. 5. Nancy, b. Oct. 6, 1824 ; m., 1846, Joseph Jones. 

6. Emeline, b. June 8, 1828 ; m. Joshua Lackey. 

[Family 11 J.) Jonathan Chase^, (Jonathan Chase) Sarah Hal's, 
David-*, Joseph^, John% John' : b. Nov. 21, 1771 ; d. June 5, 1843 ' 

m. Ralston^ b. May 23, 1775, d. 1845. ^['S father gave him 200 

acres of land and built him a large square house about 25 rods from 
his own dwelling, situated on a high bluff near the R. R. bridge where 
it crosses the Connecticut river, and near Trinity church ; he kept 
tavern ; his wife was a Scotchwoman, and sister of the mother of the 
late Chief Justice Salmon P. Chase. Children were : 

I. Mary Dunbar, b. May 11, 1797 ; m. Rev. George Leonard, 
rector of the Episcopal church. 2. Eliza, b. Feb, 3, 1799; d. 
March 10, 1817. 3. Jonathan, b. Feb. 9, 1801 ; was a physician 
in Lockport, N. Y. 4. Alexander Ralston, b. Sept. 24, 1802; was 
a physician in Lockpoit, N. Y. 5. David Hall, b. May 5, 1805 ; 
d. 1876 ; he had the homestead, and after his death it was sold. 6. 
James Bullock, b. May 29, 1807 ; was educated and was a teacher. 

7. George Francis, b. Nov. 22, 1809. 8. Samuel Logan, b. Nov. 

4, 1811. 9. Nathan Buckley, b. Aug. i, 1813. 10. William 
Prescott, b. April 13, 1815. 

[Family 118.) Pamelia Chase^, pedigree as above: m., her 
cousin Samuel Paine, of Randolph, Vt. Children were : 

I. Albert. 2. Emily, d. young. 3. Horace H. 4. Laura. 5. 
Samuel C. 6. Charles. 7. George. 8. Frank. 

[Family 119.) Elibeus Chase^, pedigree as above: b. Jan. 2r, 
1779; d. Feb. 22, 1805; m., ist, Nancy^ dau. Simeon and Nancy 
Chase, d. June 15, 1814, ae. 24; m., 2d, Nizula March^ of Sutton, 
b. April 7, 1797 ; d. July 25, 1840, lived on the homestead was a 
coloniel. Children were. 

I. Samuel R. 2. Simeon M., lives on the homestead. 3. Solon 

5. And by 2d, wife: 4. Ebenezer B. 5. Nancy M. 6. Francis 
B. 7. Hannah W. P. 8. Dudley T. 9. Confucius Sullivan. 
10. Nancy C. 



248 Hall Genealogy. 

[Family 120.) Sarah Chase^, pedigree as above : m. Dr. Nathan 
Sinith^ she was his 2d wife, she had four sons and five daughters, 
His 1st wife was Eh'zaheth, dau. of Gen. Jonathan Hall by his wife 
Thankful; he was a very distinguished surgeon, and was acknowl- 
edged to be the head of his profession, although he was a farmer 

until 28 ■) ears of age. He was professor in the medical department 
of Yale College, and also gave lectures In other colleges. Children 
by wife Sarah were : 

I. David Samuel Chase Hall, named after his two ancestors 
David Hall and Samuel Chase, m., ist, Lucy Hall of Sutton (See 
Family 132). 2. Nathan R , is professor of surgery in Medical 
College Baltimore, and Dr. James Hall said of him in 1873, "he is 
now no doubt the ablest surgeon in the United States," and is in his 
77 year of age ; his son Allen P. Smith, now occupies his father's 
chair as professor of surgery in the university of Maryland. 3. 
Marvin, was a physician settled in practice in Westfield, Mass. ; 
he was killed at Norwalk, with many other physicians by the cars 
in which they were riding falling through an open bridge, as they 
were returning from a medical convention held at New York. The 
draw bridge had been withdrawn, and no signal was given to the cars 
and they ran off into the river. A son of Dr. Marvin Smith, now 
(1873) occupies his grandfather's chair as professor of theory and 
practice of medicine in Yale College. 4. Jchn, graduated at Yale 
College and Andover Theological Seminary, 1835, and was chap- 
Iain in United States navy, 1876. Dr. James Hall of Baltimore, 
from whom I obtained this accounnt said, John Smith is also a sur- 
geon in United States service, and is the ablest of the brothers. 5. 
A daughter m. Sumner Lincoln, a gradua y. of Yale, and a minister ; 
her son Dr. N. S. Lincoln is now iS" ?, a most eminent physician 
in Washington, D. C. 

(Family 121.) Gracie Chase^ (Jonathan Chase), Sarah Halls. 
Davids, Joseph^ John% John': b. in Cornish, N. H. ; m. Erastus 
Terry^ M.D.^ of Windsor, Vt. Children were : 

I, Erastus C. who graduated at Dartmouth College, and is a clerk 
at Washington, D. C. 2. Frank. 3. Gracia. 

{Family 122.) David Hall^, Benjamins, David't, Joscp \ John% 
John' : b. in 1775, Cornish, N. H. ; removed to BrimfielJ, Portage 
Co., Ohio, where he died 1844. Children were : 

I. Hiram. 2. Durzilla. 3. Horace. 4. Elibeus Chase ; not 
any of them now living. 



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{Family 123.) Elizabeth Hall*, pedigree as above : b. in Cor- 
nish, N. H., Nov. 29, 1777 ; d. in Sparta, Tenn., Nov. 23, 1846 ; 
m., 1st, Jonas Parker^ of Shirley, Mass. ; m., 2d, Charles Badger^ 
of Westminister, Ontario ; m., 3d, IViUiam Walker. Children 
by first husband were : 

I. William. 2. Rebecca. 3. Phincas. 4. Lydia. 5. Joseph. 
By 2d husband: 6. Charles L., d. at Cincinnati, Ohio, 1830. 7. 
William L., d. ai. Sparta, Tenn., Feb., 1843 ; ^^ ^^^ ^ physician. 
8. Elizabeth, d. at Sparta, Tenn , 1830. 

{Family 124.) JoHN Hall^, pedigree as above : b. in Cornish, N. 
H., 1779 ; d. 1847 5 ""'•1 Nov. 25, 18 14, Lois Morgan^ of Hartland, 
Vt. , resided in Cornish, N. H., Windsor, Vt., and in Ludlow, Vt. ; 
was a saddler. Children were : 

I. Eliza Allen, b. Nov. 30, 1815 ; m., 1833, Samuel Thompson, 
removed to Rochester, N. Y., in 1838, where he kept the Eagle 
Hotel in company with her brother, Isaac M. Hall ; they had one 
child, a daughter, who is now the wife of Charles L. Whitman, of 
Farmington, Conn., with whom her mother lives. 2. Isaac Morgan, 
b. Feb. 20, 1 817 ; d. at San Francisco, Cal , 1879 > ^^ ^^P*^ ^ 
flourishing hotel at Stocton, Cal, in 1850 ; soon after he took charge 
of the Union Hotel, San Francisco, at a salary of $1000 per month, 
afterwards he kept the San Francisco Exchange ; m. Caroline, dau. 
of Wm. A. Thompson, merchant of New Haven, Conn. Children 
were, i. Charlotte, unmarried, lives at San Francisco ; ii. Lucy, m. 
in 1855, as 2d wife of Horace P. Jones, and had four sons still living, 
the eldest of whom is 21 years of age (1880) ; iii. Richard Mortimer; 
iv. Infant, d. 3. Charles Prescott, b. 1818 ; d. 1822. 4. Charles 
Cyrenius, b. April 4, 1815 ; d. 5. Edward Humphrey, b. March 
4, 1820 ; d. 

{Family 125.) Charles Hall^ pedigree as above: b, in Cornish, 
N. H., Feb. 2, 1785 ; d. at Burlington, Vt., Dec. 3, 1847, ^"^ ^^s 
interred at St. Albans, Vt., where he had formerly lived; m., ist, 
July 18, 18 13, Eliza., dau of Wm. and Abigail (Hickok) Brayton, 
of Swanton, Vt. ; m., 2d, May 16, 1 821, Charlotte "Jane., dau. of 
Ethan and Ruby (Morgan) Hubbard, of Swanton. Charles Hall 
was a close student ; he commenced the study of medicine with Dr. 
Badger, of Westminster, Vt., in 1809 ; graduated at the medical 
department of Dartmouth College, 181 1. Dr. Hall spent much of 
his time while a student in the office of his cousin Dr. Nathan 
Smith, professor of surgery at the time in Dartmouth College. He 



250 Hall Genealogy. 

commenced the practice of medicine at Swanton Falls, Vt., in 18 12 ; 
removed to St. Albans in 1820; and to Burlington in 1842. He 
was very enthusiastic in the pursuit of his professional laoors ; had a 
peculiar aptitude in devising means to meet emergencies. As a 
surgeon he was unusually successful. Dr. Hall wrote a good deal 
on medical and other topics, but through diffidence only a few of his 
articles were published ; among such might be mentioned his essay 
on " Epidemic Erysipelas," and a long and able article on " Fevers 
of the Champlain Valley," from the former of these works published 
about the year 1843, and critically reviewed by the American journal 
of the medical sciences, our standard authors upon the subject of 
erysipelas have liberally quoted both in this country and Great Britain, 
evincing their appreciation of his skill as an observer as well as his 
truthfulness as a theoretical writer. Such an honorable mention of 
his " Word Spoken in Season " was not surmised in the slightest 
degree by Dr. Hall while living ; for such was his extreme diffidence 
in appearing before the public as a medical writer, that it was with 
great difficulty he could be prevailed upon to publish the work from 
which these quotations were made, and which has done such honor 
to his memory as a medical observer. He was a member of the 
Franklin Co and State Medical Societies of Vermont, the former of 
which he joined in 1813 ; he was also an honored member of the 
masonic fraternity. The doctor was considered a healthy man and 
strictly temperate in his habits. During his residence in St. Albans 
and Burlington, he wielded the pen unflinchingly in the cause of 
temperance. He also delivered many lectures upon temperance, 
some of which were published in the local papers of the two places. 
Dr. Hall was a dignified though very genial man, erect in figure and 
very muscular, full six feet in height, of florid complexion, and pos- 
sessing an energy in the pursuit of his professional duties seldom 
met with. At the time of his death he was a member of the Pro- 
testant Episcopal church. The commencement of Dr. Hall's last 
sickness was Nov. 25, 1847, ^"^ ^^ ^'^"^ Dec. 3, 1847 ^'^ Burlington, 
and was buried at St. Albans. In 1826, the late Prof. Dr. Edwin 
Hall of Auburn, while a member of Middlebury College taught an 
academy at St. Albans and boarded with Dr. Charles Hall but they 
were both ignorant of any family connection between them. Children 
were, born at St. Albans except the first : 

I. Charles Henry, b. in Swanton, Vt., July 19, 1815 ; d. 18 16. 
2. Harriet Brayton, b. Aug. 2, 1817; m. Dr. Newton H. Ballou, 






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of St, Albans, and d. Dec. 3, 1840, without children ; Dr. Ballou 
removed in 1857 ^° Mechanicsville, N. Y., where he now resides. 
3. Charles Henrs, b. A-Iay 26, 1820 (Family 183). And by 2d 
wife: 4. George Mortimer, b. Feb. 4, 1825 (Family 184). 5. 
Frances Elibabeth, b. July 27, 1826; m ., 1847, Wm. H. Cottrill, 
of Montpelier, Vt. ; removed to Milwaukie, Wis., where he kept 
the Plankinton House, said to have been one of the best managed 
houses in the west; he is now the proprietor of the Waverly House 
at Appleton, Wis.; had one child Julia Frances, b. 1850, m. Sidney 
Hankhurst, of Milwaukie. 6. Horace Prescott, b. Sept. 4, 1829 
(Family 185). 7. Julia Maria Hubbard, b. Nov. 20, 183 1 ; m. 
Horace P. Janes; thev removed in 1850 to San Francisco, where 
she died in 1853 ; had one child Francis Ha'l, b. July 6, 1853, "^■ 
Sept. 22: Mr. Jan^^s was a thoroughly educated lawyer; m. 2d, 
and had three sons, and d. in 1859. 8. Eliza Jane, b. May 30, 
1835; m. Hector P. Linn, of Lynn, Mass.; she d. at St. Albans, 
April 8, 1854, having no children. 

{Family lib.) Benjamin Prescott^, pedigree as last given: b. in 
Cornish, N. H , 1786 ; d. at Fort Erie, Ont., Feb. 12, 1850 ; m. 
1843, ^''if^g^'^ Little, at Syracuse, N. Y., she d. at St. Thomas, Ont., 
June, 1868, ae. 68 ; Mr. Hall settled in Canada before 1812 ; was a 
surgeon in the British army during the war 'of that period ; he was 
said to have been a man of fine personal appearance, and very clever 
in his profession. Children were : 

I. Eliza, d. 1843. 2- Cyrenius Benjamin, b. 1825; d. April i, 
1880 ; m. Kate, dau. of James Hamilton, sheriff, London, Ont., an 
esteemable lady ; he was a physician, highly cultured and sociable ; 
had a commanding personal appearance, and was the piciure of 
health , he was posted on the subjects of the day, and an able de- 
bater ; he left three children. 

{Family 127.) Cyrenius Hall^, pedigree as lasj given : b. in 
Cornish, N. H., 1788; d. at Westminster, Ont., Feb. 20, i860; 
m., ist, Jan. 20, 1817, Julia Warren; m., 2d, Nov. 17, 1825, Mary 

Fellows, of Fort Erie, Ont.; m., 3d, ; Mr. Hall removed to 

Canada before 1812, and during the war of that period he was a con- 
tractor in the British army ; from 1819 to 1834 in the forwarding 
business at Fort Erie, and kept a store ; in 1835 he removed to 
Westminister, seven miles from London, Ont., where he bought 
mills, and the place was known as Hall's Mills, until 1864, when it 
was changed to Byron ; Mr. Hall was a member of the Methodist 



252 Hall Genealogy. 

church at the time of his death ; he died very suddenly and had 
always been considered a very healthy man. Children were : 

I. John Warren (Family 186). And by 2d wife: 2. Charles, b, 
July 26, 1826; d, Jan. 23,1859, leaving a wife and two children. 
3. Mary Jane, b. Jan. 25, 1828 ; m. Esqr. Stanton, a lawyer of St. 
Thomas, Ont., and had four sons and three daughters. 4. Cyren- 
ius, b. March 20, 1830 (Family 187). 5. William Benjamin, b. 
July 16, 1833 ; he is a farmer of Headingly, Manitoba. 6. Henry, 
b. March 13, 1836 ; d. of consumption in South America, July i, 
1863, where he had gone for his health ; he was a well read and suc- 
cessful physician of St. Thomas, Ont., full of hope and energy, 
and in a fair way to become eminent in his profession. 7. Prescott, 
b. May 19, 1839 ; d. in infancy. 

[Famiyly 128.) Horace Hall*, pedigree as last given : b. in 
Cornish, N. H., 1793 ; d. at New Orleans, La., of yellow fever, 
1820 ; m., Dec, 1815, Maria^ dau, of Peter Field, of Auburn, N. 
Y. ; where he resided ; he was an energetic dry goods merchant in 
that place before removing to New Orleans ; his wife d. in 1846, ae. 
50, at the house of her sister, whom she was visiting in Camillus, 
N. Y. Children were : 

I. Phebe Eliza, b. Sept. 24, 18 16 (Family 188). 2. George W., 
b. Sept., 1818 ; m,, 1848, Margaret Abrains, of Newburgh, N. Y. ; 
resides at Weedsport, Cayuga Co., N. Y., and has four children. 

[Family 129.) Joseph G. Hall*, Josephs, David-*, Joseph^, John% 
John' : b. Feb. 17, 1789 ; d. Feb., 1866, at Memphis, Tenn. ; m. 
Anna W. 'Jerikim^ of Maury Co., Tenn. ; d. before 1866 ; he was 
a physician ; and moved south in 1819 ; he passed the greater part 
of his life at De Sota, Hermando Co., Miss. Children were : 

I. Lucy Ann, b. June 2, 1825. 2. Elizabeth, b. 1827 ; d. in 
infancy. 3. Lemuel Harrison, b. June 16, 1830. 

[Family 130.) David E. Hall*, pedigree as above : b. Nov. 14, 
1791 ; d. in Sutton, Feb., 1872; m., ist, Relief Sumner^ of Wood- 
stock, Conn. ; d. at West Killingly, Conn. ; m., 2d, Dec, 1857, 
at Worcester, Mass., Nancy Putnam^ widow of Mr. Tenney, Mr. 
Hall was a physician and practiced successively at Thompson, West 
Killingly and Sutton ; his wife survived him ; he had one child 
Sarah S., b. at West Killingly, Oct. 31, 1836, where she still lives; 
she has attained success as an artist of merit in landscape and por- 
trait painting. 

{Family 131.) Lemuel Hall*, pedigree as above: b. Aug. 17, 



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r 

1794 ; d. April 9, 1868 ; m., in Hamburgh, N. Y., 1832, Harriet 
Z., dau. of Timothy and Almira Wells ; he graduated at Brown 
University, 1820, studied theology at Andover, licensed to preach 
by Haverhill Association ; preached in the State of New York, re- 
moved to Wisconsin in 1838 and organized a church at Geneva, 
Wis., where he lived and labored 25 years, having during that time 
organized a large number of Presbyterian churches in southern Wis., 
and northern 111. ; his wife d. at Geneva, May 21, 1862, and he d. 
at Racine, Wis., April 9, 1869, and was buried at Geneva. Child- 
ren were : 

I. Lemuel Ruggles, b. Dec. 25, 1835 (Family 189). 2 and 3. 
Daughters, b. at Canterville, N. Y., Feb., 1837 ; d. in infancy. 
4. Flavel B., b. May 24, 1840, at Geneva, Wis. 

{^Family 12,2.) Lucy Hall^, pedigree as above: b. Oct., 1797; 
d. Sept., 1850; m., Sept., 1820, her cousin Dr. David S. C. H. 
Smith; residence Sutton (see Family 120); I was at his house in 
1846 ; he was a tall, erect, broad shouldered man, brown hair, 
gray-blue eyes and florid complexion, intelligent and benevolent ; 
his wife was a small slim woman of a darkish complexion ; their 
daughters were splendid specimens of the brunette and the blond ; 
the elder was teaching school and looked very learned and wise as 
well as good, she gave me, at my request her Hall pedigree, with the 
names of the children of each family in the direct line ; the other 
was very much like her father, little did I then think that they would 
pass away so soon. He was especially fond of Maria, and her loss 
and the loss of his whole family aggravated his deep dejection which, 
formerly came upon him occasionally, and in his sadness he found 
no consolation in the blessed doctrine of a glorious immortality ; ac- 
customed to investigate the things which are seen, he could not 
believe in the unseen. To mitigate his grief in part, he married 
again, and again she was taken from him by death ; a third time he 
took a companion, and she died ; and last of all he too passed away. 
Children were : 

1. Sarah Chase, b. July 17, 1822; m., Aug. 29, 1847, David N. 
Hall, Esq., of St. Louis, Mo , where she d. Jan. 13, 1849, ^"'^ ^^ 
d. March 29, 185 1 ; he graduated at Yale, 1839 (See Hall's of 
Reheboth Family). 2. Naihari, b. Aug. 24, 18255 d. 1850. 3. 
Maria, b. Jan. 19, 18285 d. Oct., 1850. 4. Elizabeth Prescott, b. 
Dec. 2, 1830 ; d. 1850. 

[Family 133.) Charles Henry Hall^, Jonathans, David*, 



254 i?^// Genealogy. 

Josephs, John% John' : b. Dec. 26, 1781 ; m., March 30, 1815, at 
the Episcopal church at Clapham, Surry, England, by Rev. Dealtry, 
rector, Sarah^ 2d dau. of Thomas Mullett, of London. Children 
were, born in New York city : 

I. Charles Mullett, b. July 25, 1819; d. Feb. 3, 1845. 2. 
Mary Jane, b. Sept, 16, 1820. 3. Eliza Anne, b. Jan. 19, 1822 
(Family 190). 

{Family 134.) Lemuel Grosvenor^, (Daniel Grosvenor) Deborah 
Halls, David4, Josephs, John% John' : b. Aug. 11, 1792 ; d. 1833; 
m., ist, Eunice^ dau, of the famous Gen. Israel Putnam ; m., 2d, 
Sarah^ dau. of Dr. Perkins of New London, Conn, He was a 
merchant, had the office of brigadier general and was judge of pro- 
bate ; residence Pomfret, Conn. Children were: 

I. Lemuel. 2, Ebenezer. 3, Guy. 4. Lewis, And by 2d 
wife, he then resided at New London : 5. Sarah, m, Dea. Coit, of 
Norwich, Conn. 6. Eleanor, d. 

[Family 135.) Nathan Hall^, Nathan^, John^, Joseph^, John^, 
John': b, Nov. 28, 1785; d. Feb. 7, 1864; residence Dennis; m. 
Zepporah Hall. Children were : 

I. Nathan, b, Jan, 13, 1822, now living in Dennis and four 
daughters, two of whom are living. 

[Family 136,) Ezekiel Hall^, Johns, John^, John3, John% John' : 
b. Feb. 18, 1778; d, ; residence Dennis; m. Susannah Hallett. 
Children : 

I. James, b. Feb. 15, 1804. 

[Family 137.) Isaac Hall^, Isaacs, John^ Johns, John% John' : 
b, Sept. 5, 1769 ; m. Mollie Graham. Removed to Asbfield from 
Dennis about 1812. Children were: 

I, Shubael, b, Sept. 24, 1794. 2. Susannah. 3. Nabby. 4. 
Elisha, b. Feb. 11, 1804. 5. Olive, 

[Family 138.) Gershom Hall^, pedigree as above : b. Nov. 22, 
1771 ; m. Thankful Matthews ; residence Dennis. Children were: 

I. Gershom, b. Nov. 24, 1810; d. 1812. 2. Isaac, b. Aug. 23, 
1813; lost sight of. 3. Joshua, b. Aug. 2, 1816; d. 1832; and 
one daughter. 

[Family 139.) William Hall^, pedigree as above: b. Jan. 22, 
1791 ; d. Jan. 10, 1865 ; m. Polly Thatcher. Children were: . 

I. Elisha b. Feb. 14, 1821, lost sight of ; and five daughters, 

[Family 140.) Edward Hall", Nathaniels, Edward^, Edward^, 



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Halls of Tar mouth. 255 

Gershom% John'; m., 1790, Martha Bunker. He was a miller, 
and lived on his grandfather's place in Harwich near Fleming river ; 
he was chosen deacon of the South church, July 30, 1794; sold his 
place and removed to Smyrna, Chenango Co., N. Y.. where he 
resided in 1812. Children were: 

1. Benjamin Bunker, b Oct. 12, 1790 ; d. Nov. 7, 1790. 2. 
Nathaniel, b. Nov. 6, 1791. 3. Robert Gibson, b. Aug. 10, 1793. 
4. Hannah Bunker, b. Sept. 12, 1795. 5. Alartha Bunker, b. Aug. 
3, 1797. 6. Samuel, b. Oct. 6, 1799. 7. Franklin, b. Nov. 27, 
1802. 8. Edward, b. Sept 8, 1807; d. Feb. i, 1808. 9. Tem- 
perance, bapt. May 14, 1809. 

{Family 141.] Nathaniel Hall^, pedigree as above : m., Jan. 
25, 1795, Huldah Burgess; residence Harwich, Mass. Children 
were : 

I. Sarah, h. April 5, 1803 j m., in Attleboro, 1828, George 
Kent. 2. Mary, b. July 5, 1806, living in 1828. 

{Family 142.) JohnHall^, John^, Ed*., Eci.3, Gershom% John': 
d. March 27, 1825 ; m , June 28, 1795, Ruth Broadbrooks, she d. 
i860 ; removed from Harwich to Providence, R. I. Children 
were: 

I. Rebecca, b. Jan. 9, 1796; d. May 10, 1813. 2. Patia, b. 
Sept. 10, 1797 ; m. W. T. Jenks, of Pawtucket. 3. Mary, b. Oct. 
14, 1798; m. John Booth. 4. Ruth, b. Nov. 29, 1801 ; m. C. 
W Saunders. 5. Tamsin, b. July 20, 1804 ; m. Lemuel Jngraham, 
6. Paulina, b. Feb. 22, 1807. 7. Lawrence, b. Jan. 29, 1809- 
d. F^b. 27, 1823. 8. Amanda, b. Jan. 29, 1809 j d. June 23, 
1809. 9. Eben B., b. Feb. 6, 18 14 ; d. 1840. 

{Family 143) Gershom Hall,^ Seth^, Gershom^ Jonathan^, 
Gershom% John': b. 1760 ; d. Sept. 26, 1844, ae. 84; m., 1st, 
Feb. 8, 1781 i Lucy Snow, she d. Oct. 8, 1795, ae. 35 \ m., 2d, 
May 15, 1796, widow Berthia Collins, dau. of Dea. Edward Hall, 
she d. Sept. 28, 1813,32. 50 ; m., 3d, Jerusha, dau. of Reuben 
Clark of Brewster. Children were : 

I. Daniel (Family 191). 2. Rosanna, b. Oct. 31, 1782; m., 
May 7, 1801, Ben. Buck, of Chatham. 3. Rhoda, b. March 12, 
1784; m. Maj. Dunbar. 4. Thankful, b. Oct. 17, 1785; m. 
Samuel Smith. 5. Lucy, b. Feb. 18, 1788, m. Ahira Hall. 6. 
Tamsin, b. Oct. 29, 1789; m. Samuel Smith. 7. Olive, b. March 
18, 1791; m., Jan. 24, 1811, Doane Kelly. 8. Sukey, b. Apri. 
14, 1793; m.. May i, 1814, Anthony Baker, of Dennis ; settled in 



256 Hall Genealogy. 

Dartmouth, Mass. 9. Patience, b. Sept. 16, 1795; d. May 17, 
1796. 10. Gershom, b. Aug. 19, 1788; d. at Havana. 11. 
Zabrina, b. Dec. 9, 1804; m. J. K. Baker. 12, 13. Twins b. 
April 6, 1797, one died at birth, the other lived tu^o days. 

[Family 144.) Edward IIall^, Seths, as before: b. 1763; d. 
Oct. 29,1806, ^. 43 : m., 1782, Ruth Covel^ of Chathaoi, Mass., 
d. May 18, 1817, ae. 53 ; resided on the old homestead in Hart- 
wich, Mass. Children were : 

I. Aruno, b. Jan. 30, 1783 (Family 192). 2. Abner, b. Jan. 11, 
1785; m., Nov. 29, 1807; Clarissa Dillingham; removed from 
Harwich to some part of Rhode Island. 3. Ahira, b. April 
15) 1787; m-, Jan. 27, 1808, Lu(y Hall; removed to Provi- 
dence, R. 1., about 1815. 4. David, b. April 6, 1789 (Family 
193). 5. Edward, b. April 5, 1791; d. April 21, 1791. 6. Eli- 
zabeth, b. March 15, 1792; m. Eben Brooks, Jr. 7. Ruth, b. 

Sept. 7, 1794; m. Kelley. 8. Edward, b. June 22, 1796 

(Family 194). 9. Mercy, b. May 2, 1799; m., May 26, 1820, 
Joseph Riggs, and removed to Providence, R. I. 10. Sukey, b. 
June 6, 8101. 

[Family 145.) Jonathan Hall*^, Seths, as above: b. May 24, 
1768; d. May 4, 1841 ; m., March 11, 1790; Priscilla Leiuis^ of 
Yarmouth ; residence in Harwich, Mass. Children were : 

I. Priscilla, b. Jan. 6, 1791 ; m. Jeremiah Chase. 2. Mary, b. 
June 3, 1793; tn, Joshua Nickerson; residence in Maine. 3. 
Jonathan, b. Aug. 6, 1796; d. at the South, Aug. 2, 1815, ae. 19. 
4. Seth, b. Aug. 19, 1798 ; m , July 5, 1816, Abigail Paine. 5. 
Benjamin Lewis, b. June 17, 1802. 6. Betsey, b. April 9, 1805 ; 
d. Nov. 3, 1806. 7. Still born May 21, 1807. 8. Lydia Lewis, 

b, Sept. I, 1808; m. Elipehlet Robbins. 9. , b. July 1811, 

lived 24 days. 

[Family 146.) Elisha Hall^, Seth^, as before: m., Dec. 18, 
1787 ; Sarah Kelly ^ of Dennis ; removed from Harwich to Hyannis: 
Children were : 

I. Luther, b. June 15, 1792. 2. Sally, b. Oct. 23, 1795. 3. 
Elisha, b. Dec. 12, 1798; d. at Bently, 111., April 7, 1877, was a 
Methodist preacher. 4. Benjamin K , m. Sabra Brooks. 

[Family 147.) Seth Hall^, Seth^, as before: m., Dec. 18, 1794, 
Elizabeth Stearns^ of Waltham ; moved to Mt. Vernon, Me. Had 
children. 

{Family 148.) Lemuel Hall^, Seths, as before : d. March 5, 



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1855, ae. 76 ; m., Dec. 25, 1803, Clarissa^ dau. of Seth and Bethia 
Collins, of Chatham ; residence Harwich, Mass.; he was a master 
mariner. Children were : 

I.' Frederic, b. July 27, 1805 ; d. Oct. 11, 1810. 2. Caroline, 
b. Oct. 13, 1807 ; d. Oct. 29, 1810. 3. Caroline, b. July 13, 1812 ; d. 
Dec. 2, 1817. 4. Patience, b. Sept. 14, 1814; m. Andrew Rogers. 
5. Rebecca, b. July 26, 181 8; m., Dec. 18, 1845, Zebina Hall, of 
Dennis, Mass. 6. Lemuel, b. Nov. 9, 1820 (Family 195). 7. 
Jerusha, b. Nov. 9, 1823 ; m. Abigail Powers, of Dennis. 8. 
Gershom, b. Feb. 26, 1829 (Family 196). 

[Family 150.) Seth Hall'', James^, James'*, James^, William% 
John' : b. May 19, 1782 ; m., Jan. I, 1805, Hannah Robinson; resi- 
dence Mansfield, Conn Children were: 

I. James, b. Jan. 18, 1807. 2. Anna Rogers, b. July 18, 1809. 
3. Willi.im Robinson, b. April 21, 1808; d. in Chaplin, Conn., and 
his widow lives with her children. 4. Submit B., b. March 11, 
181 1. 5. Ambrose Ames, b. Oct. 13, 1812 (Family 197). 6. Re- 
becca E., b. April I, 1816. 7. Elijah, b. May 21, 1818. 8. 
Hannah, b. Sept. 24, 1819. 9. Amanda C, b. April 21, 1821. 

[Family 151.) Ira Hall^, Nat'r.aniel^, Nathaniel, Theophilus^^ 
William^, John': b. in Lebanon, N. H., Dec 20, 1772; d. at 
Middle Granville, Washington Co., N. Y., 1816; m., Dec. 17, 
1795, Rebecca^ dau. of Peter Parker, fron^. Torrington, Conn., and 
, sister of John C. Parker, Esq., of North Granville, N. Y., and of 
Judge Nathaniel Parker, of Whitehall, and sister of the first wife of 
Judge Nathaniel Hall, of Whitehall, N. Y. She was a remarkable 
woman, tall and graceful in her manners, with a countenance which 
expressed force of character, tempered with intelligence and benignity, 
she was dignified and self possessed ; and performed the duties and 
bore the labors of her busy life with fortitude, diligence, order, and 
patience ; she survived her husband, and enjoyed a comfortable, 
■ serene, and beautiful old age Ira Hall graduated at Dartmouth 
College, 1793, and settled at Middle Granville, N. Y. ; he was 
a physician of eminence in his profession, and was especially skilled 
^ in the treatment of fevers ; he was a man of great force of 
" character, too much so to allow of his being very conciliatory, and 
was very profane in his language, when excited, agreeably or dis- 
agreeably ; but he was a man of deep thought and held the good of 
the community of high importance ; he was a life long friend to the 
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25 B Hall Genealogy. 

minister, Rev. Nathaniel Hall, who was a distant kinsman and a 
college friend ; and they worked together in establishing and sus- 
taining a higher grade of school in their village ; Dr. Hall established 
himself in Granviilc, previous to the coming of Rev. Mr. Hall, and 
probably had a good deal to do in securing his settlement, as pastor 
of the church in that place ; they lived about one mile from each 
other. Dr. Hall lived at the south part and Rev. Mr. Hall at the 
north part of the village and both lived upon farms, which they im- 
proved. Dr. Hall lived on what is called the Deliverance Rogers 
farm, and when he sold it to Mr. Rogers he reserved a lot for a 
burning ground ; he afterwards lived on and owned the farm where 
his grandson Silas Hall now lives, and there he died. Children were : 

I. Dan, b. Nov. ii, 1796; d. in infancy. 2. Ira, b. March 
14, 1798 (Family 198). 3. Silas, b. March 19, 180O; d. about 
1862 i m. Abigail, dau. ot Isaac Hollister, she was a remarkably 
quiet and kind woman, she died about 1858 ; Silas had the home- 
stead and was possessed of a good property ; he held the office of 
justice of the peace for many years ; his health became very much 
impaired, during the last twenty years ot his life, by copious and occa- 
sional bleeding from the lungs. 4. Edwin, b. Jan. II, 1802 (Family 
199). 5. Horace, b. May 24, 1804; d. at theage of about twentyyears. 
He was a very promising young man. 6. Lyman, b. May 11, 1806, 
was a very intelligent and pleasant young man studied at the Castle- 
ton, Medical School, but died before receiving his diploma. 7. 
William, b. July 24, 1808 ; d. in infancy. 8. William Henry, b. 
Dec. 7, 1809 ; d. young. 9. Sidney, b. Jan. 3, 1812, is unmarried 
owns and improves a farm on the hill above the homestead in Gran- 
ville ; he is a well read and intelligent man. 10. Storrs, b. May 
II, 1814 (Family 200). 

(Family 152). Nathaniel Hall^, pedigree as above: b. Sept. 
19, 1776; d. Oct. 30, 1825 ; m., 1st, March 4, 1801, Esther^ dau. 
of Peter Parker, d. March 24, 1808, ae. 28 years ; m., 2d, Dec. 8, 
1808, Cynthia Mason^ d. Jan. 2, 1832 ; he resided at Whitehall, 
N. Y., was a lawyer and held the office of judge. In his personal 
appearance he was quite tall and broad shoulders, with, prominent 
features, resembling in a remarkable degree the portraits ot the cele- 
brated Rev. Robert Hal. of England ; they descended, probably, from 
the s ime ancestry in Warwickshire, England. Judge Hall was a man 
of very decided influence in his' town and county. He died while on 
a visit to his kindred in his native town, Lebanon, N. H. Children 
were ; i. Nathaniel, b. Oct. 28, 1802 (Family 201). 2. Albert, d. 



Halls of Yarmouth. 259 

about three years old. 3. Albert Galliton, b. April 19, 1805 
(Family 202). 4. E. Louisa, b. April 14, 1807 (Family 203). 5. 
Theodore Francis, b. Nov. 9, 1809 (Family 204). 6. Mary Mason, 
b, Nov. 27, 1811 ; d. June 14, 1845 ; m., June 12, 1844, Elijah 
B. Seelye, of Rochester, N. Y.; removed to Pittstord, Mich., where 
she died, leaving one son Theodore Mason, d. aged 5 months. 7- 
Cornelia Eliza, b. Aug. 27, 18 14; d. in Tinmouth, Vt., 1840. 8. 
Cynthia Mason, b. Oct. 6, 1816 (Family 205). 9. Augustus P'er- 
dinand, b. Aug. 11, 1818 (Family 206). 10. Mason West, b. Nov. 
19, 1821 ; d. June 23, 1845. "• Elizabeth A., b. July 26, 1823 
(Family 207). 

{Family 153.) Orla Hall^, pedigree as above : b. June 5, 1778 ; 
d. about 1853 ; m. Jmelia Sprague, probably of Lebanon, N. H., 
she d. about 1844 ; removed from Lebanon to Granville, and settled 
on a farm back of Rogers' Hill, about a mile west of the homestead 
of his brother Ira ; he was a captain, probably in the war of 1812 , 
he was tall and large, and of a rounded form ; his wife looked quite 
small by the side of him ; he was a man of an open countenance, 
large and pleasant face ; an intelligent and useful citizen, and a 
worthy member of the Congregational church. Children were. 

I. Amelia, b. about 1798 ; d. Aug. 3, 1879 ; m. Ira Lee, one of 
her neighbors, a farmer, and had two sons, i. Ethan, not married ; 
ii. Edward, m. Eliza Rice and had four sons and one daughter, he 
was drowned while fishing near Whitehall in Lake Champlain, in 
1871. 2. Orla, b. about 1800 ; d. about 1866, on Long Island 
where he resided, he had also residence in Granville and Salem, N. 
Y., a good many years ; m. Sophia Lee, a sister of his two sisters' 
husbands, she died about 1869 ; his children were, i. George Nel- 
son, b. about 1822, m. Mary Ann Green, a granddaughter of Capt. 
Clark Northrop, of Granville, and removed to the West ; ii^ 
Sprague, m. Mary Brown, moved to Kansas; iii. Melissa, m. 
Charles Turner and lived in New York city; iv. Edwin, m Han- 
nah Smith and had a family in Granville, d. about 1876 ; v. Betsey, 
m Harvey Preston, of Granville, and had two sons and one daugh- 
ter ; vi. Alvira, m. Mr. Baker, and lives at Cambridge, 
N. Y. ; vii. Storrs, m. and had three children ; viii. Amelia, 
m. and has a family on Long Island, N. Y. 3. George Nel- 
son, b. about 1808 ; m., about 1845, Emily Martin, of Lebanon^ 
N. H.; lived on the homestead many years, and then settled in the 



26o Hall Genealogy. 

village of Middle Granville ; he had four or five children and all 
died in infancy or early youth except Martha, she m., in 1879, a law- 
yer by the name of Charles W. Atwood and lives in Granville, both 
have been succ^s^ful school teachers. 4. Deborah, m. Daniel Ham- 
mond, and had several children who are married in Granville ; Mr. 
Hammond is not living. 5. Julia, m. Norman Lee, of Granville, 
brother to Ira Lee, and had five children, four of whom have families. 

{Family 154.) Alice Hall^, Richard^, Nathaniel, Theophilus^ 
William% John^ : b. July 17, 1783 ; m., about 1804, John Cadtvell, 
of Ellery, N. Y. Children were : 

I. Adin. 2. Olive. 3. Amanda. 4. Harman. 5. Sarah. 6. 
Catharine. 7. Harriet. 8. Eliza. 

{Family 155.) Richard Hall^, pedigree as above : b. in Mans- 
field, Conn., Aug. 26, 1784 ; d. at his father's house in New Ha- 
vei , Vt., July 13, 1824; graduated at Middlebury, 1808; was 
tutor in 1809 and 10 ; taught select school at Middle Granville, N. 
Y.; was ordained pastor of the Congregational church in New Ips- 
wich, N. H., where he m. Lucy, dau. of Judge Farrar. Children 
were : 

I. Richard, b. July i, 1815; d. Dec. 31, 1815. 2. Richard, b. 
Aug. 6, 1817 ; graduated at Dartmouth College, 1837, and at Union 
Theo. Sem., New York, and became a home missionary at the 
west, at Point Douglass, Wis., and at St. Pauls, Minn. 3. Horace, 
b April 6, 18 19 ; graduated at Dartmouth College, 1839 ; d. Feb. 
27, 1842. 4. William, b. March 11, 1821 ; d. Jan. 15, 1845. 5- 
Lucy Farrar, b. June i, 1823. 

{Family 156.) Adin Hall^, pedigree as above : b, Sept. 25, 1786; 
d. suddenly 26, 1850; m., 1811, Lucy Sprague, d. July 28, 

1865 ; residence New Haven, Vt. ; studied medicine with Dr. Bass, 
of Middlebury, Vt.; he was a practicing physician in New Haven, 
Vt., 34 years ; his services were esteemed invaluable, and his labors 
were arduous ; he was a well read physician, and had good judgment 
in the application of his knowledge ; and in acute diseases had few 
equals ; he had also a general knowledge of afi^airs, which fitted him 
for any station in life, and his fellow citizens sent him as their 
repiesentative to the Legislature tor three years; he also served 
with entire satisfaction as judge of probate for three years ; as a 
neighbor and friend he was kind and obliging, and as a husband and 
father he was all that affection could desire. Children were : 



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I. Edward, b. Jan. 10, 1812 (Family 208). 2. E. Darwin 
(Family 209). 3. Sophia, lives in New Haven. 4. Julia, d. 1864. 

[Family 156I.) Orrin Hall*, pedigree as above : b. April 5 
1793 ; d. May i, 1828 ; m. Betsey DoiVy d. 1845 ; was a farmer of 
Stockholm, N. Y, Children were : 

I. Laura, m. Loyal Sprague, of Stockholm ; both are dead. ^2. 
Orrin, m. in Stockholm; returned to New Haven, Vt. 

[Family 157.) Osmond Hall*^, pedigree as above : b. July 10, 
1795; m. Deborah Ripley; residence in Sherman, N. Y., and died 
there. Children were : 

I. Charles, m., Oct., 1844, Miss Dewey. 2. William. 3. 
Eliza; m., 1845, Mr. Lyons. 

[Family 158.) Asahel Hall*, pedigree as above : b. Oct. 9, 
1797 ; d. March, 1877 ; m. Betsey Ripley^ sister to Deborah ; resi- 
dence in Maquoketa, Iowa. Children were : 

I. Isaac. 2. Nancy, m. Dr. Allen, of Maquoketa, Iowa. 3. 
Charles. 4. Olive. 

[Family 159.) Samuel Hall*, Theophilus^, Isaac^ Theophilus^, 
William', John' : b. April 8, 1777 ; d. March, 1863; m. Polly Cush- 
man^ d. July i, 1861. (See Cushman Genealogy.) Residence 
Mansfield. Children were : 

I. Henry C,,b. July 20, 1804 (Family 201). 2. Julius (Fam- 
ily 211). 3. Gardiner. 4. Austin. 5. Charles. 6. Caroline, b. 
March 26, 1810; m. Horace, son of Azel Fenton. 

[Family 160.) Nathan Hall*, Nathans, Barnabas*, Barnabas^, 
Benjamin% John': b. June 13, 1781 ; m. Philomela^ dau. of Stephen 
Fisk, residence, Mansfield, Conn ; had 12 children whose names are 
not given, except 

I. Edwin H. 2. Origin, who resides at Willimantic, Conn. 3. 
Gardner, b. in Mansfield, about 1810 ; d. in South Willington. 
Conn., Nov, 22, 1879. (^^^ Willimantic journal of Nov. 23, 
1879.) "His was a busy and eventful life, and largely identified 
with the cotton manufacturing interest, and its progress for the last 

I half century. His father removed from Mansfield with his large 
family to Willimantic in April, 1825, when Gardner commenced 
work in the Windham Manufacturing Company's mill, where he re- 
mained several years. He then went to Newport where he started 
and run the spinning department, at the Perry mill ; remaining two 
or three years, after which he returned to his former employment at 



262 Hall Genealogy. 

Willimantic, thence to the old Duck mill, run by Dea, Samuel Hill, 
and after about eight years he assumed the position of superintend- 
ent of the mill at Stafford Hollow, of which he was part owner, 
but after a few years he sold out and assumed the duties of 
agent of the stone mill at Rockville, from thence he removed to 
South Willington, where he built, and equipped a factory for manu- 
facturing cotton wadding, which was afterwards changed into a thread 
factory, having two partners \ afterwards he removed to Willimantic 
and became superintendent of the new thread mill, which he con- 
ducted with such success, that the firm built another mill, the larg- 
est and best in the country, and tenement houses, all out of the 
profits of the previous seven years. Mr. Hall then went again to 
South Willington and formed a business partnership with his son 
Gardner Hall, Jr., and his son-in-law, John Champlin, for the man- 
ufacture of cotton thread, and the firm succeeded in building up a 
large and successful business. During Mr. Hall's residence in Wil- 
lington he has represented the town in the Legislature, and served a 
term as county commissioner; and also held other offices of honor 
and trust. He was a man of fine abilities, strict integrity, a kind 
neighbor, and withal very benevolent. His remains were brought 
to Willimantic for interment. He left a wife and five children. 

[Family 161.} Jonathan Hall^, ElishaS, Joshua'', Elisha^, Elisha', 
John'; b. May 17, 1769; d. May 19, 1806; residence Sandwich, 
Mass. ; m., Oct. g, 1794, Abigail^ dau. of Rev. Jonathan Bascom, 
of Orleans ; she survived him and m., 2d, Isaac Knowles, of East- 
ham. Children were : 

I. Temperance. 2. Elisha, lost sight of. 3. Jonathan B., lost 
sight of. 4. Delia. 5. Charles C, lost sight of. 

[Family 162.) Gideon Hall^, Stephen^, Joshua-*, Elishas, Elisha* 
John': m. Lydia Ewer; residence Sandwich. Children were: 

I. Alfred, now living in Sandwich, and two daughters. 

[Family 164.) Joseph Hall^, Joseph^, Joshua^, Elishas, Elisha*, 
John': m. Lydia Bodfish ; residence Sandwich. Children were: 

I. Joseph Bodfish, is living in Sandwich. 2. Ezra Gordon. 3 
Charles C, and one daughter. 

[Family 165.) Nehemiah Y. Hall^, pedigree as above : b. July 
25, 1795; d. Oct. 7, 1869 ; m. Dorcas Howes ; residence Sandwich. 
Children were : 

I. Joseph Russell ; now living in Hyannis, Mass. 2. Thomas 
Vern, now living in Greenfield, Mass. 



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{Family 163.) Winslow Hall^, Joshua^, Joshua-*, Elisha^, Elisha^, 
John' : lives in Sandwich. Children were \ 

I Winslow ; now living in California. 2. Joshua ; living in 
Sandwich. 3. Isaac Clark, and five daughters names not sent. 

Seventh Generation. 

{Family i66.) Joseph Hall^, Joseph^, Josephs, Joseph-*, Joseph^, 
John', John' : b. in Dennis, Dec. 25, 1786; removed with his 
father. in 1797 to Ashfield, Mass., where he died April 16, 1869; 
was a farmer ; m. Tamsin Sears. Children were : 

I. Hannah, m. David Jenkins. 2. Enos (Family 212). 3. 
Alvan (Family 213). 4. Hepsibah, m. Luther Howes. 5. Free- 
man. 6. Dianah, m. Philander Bates. 7. Tamsin. 8. Charles. 

{Family 167.) Levi Hall^, pedigree as above: b. Dec, i 790 ; 
d. June 4, 1869 ; m. Sally Blodget ; removed from Ashfield to Hart- 
land, Niagara Co., N. Y. Had one child : 

I. Luther S,, m. Harriett Fasset. 

[Family 168.) Lot Hall?, pedigree as above : b. Oct. 9, 1792; 
d. July 26, 1828 ; residence Ashfield ; m. Achsah Paddock. Children 
were : 

I. Edward S. (Family 214). 2. Joseph D., had a family. 3. 
Caroline. 

{Family 169.) George Hall?, pedigree as above : b. Feb. 5, 1795; 
d. Nov. 28, 1878; m. Mary Ann Graves; residence Ashfield; 
farmer ; was a soldier of 1812. Children were : 

1. Francis. 2. Nancy. 3. George. 

{Family 170.) Barnabas Hall?, pedigree as above : b. July 26, 
1797; d. Oct. 4, 1867 ; m., ist. Alma Putney; m., 2d, Cimena Put- 
ney \ residence Ashfield ; removed to Hartland, Niagara Co., N. Y., 
and while there he held the office of colonel of militia, justice of 
the peace and judge of probate ; removed to Gouverneur, N. Y., 
and was elected from St. Lawrence Co. to the Legislature of the 
State. Children were : 

I. George Clinton (Family 215). 2. Sally Maria. And by 2d 
wife : 3. Barnabas (Family 216). 4. Alma. 

{Family 171.) Seth Hall?, pedigree as above : b. Nov. 7, 1799; 
m. Olive R. Graves; residence Ashfield; farmer; living, 1879. 
Children were : 

I. Joseph, b. June I, 1828 (Family 217). 2. Addison G., b. 
Sept. 15, 1829 (Family 218). 3. George, b. Aug. 23, 1833 



264 Hall Genealogy. 

(Family 219). 4. Charles, b. July 26, 1835 ; m. Mary Stevens, s. p. 

(^Family 172.) Edmund Hall^, Edmund^, Edmund^. Joseph'', 
Josephs, John% John': b. 1775; residence in Dennis. Children 
were : 

I. Edmund, b. Jan. 14, 1799 (Family 220). 2. Ezra, b. 1 801 ; lost 
at sea. 3. Nathan, b, 1803 ; m. and had one child ; residence Ply- 
mouth. 4. Samuel, b. Oct. 25, 1804 (Family 221). 5. Anna, b. 
July, 1807: m., Dec. 25, 1828, Edmund, son of Micah Howes, 
of Dennis; d. Dec. 16, 1863. 6. Susanna, b. July 24, 1810 ; m., 
Dec. 4, 1835, Samuel R. Sears; residence Brewster; d. Jiily 7, 
1874. 7. Enoch, b. 1811; m., 1832, Mary Palmer; m., 2d, 1840, 
Rosetta Cook ; residence Provincetown, Me.; was a seaman ; d. 
Oct. 23, 1843 ' ^^^ ^^" Enoch F., m., 1872, Susan Dunbar, of 
Yarmouth ; was a shoemaker; residence Beverly, Mass. 8. Thank- 
ful, b. Oct. 24, 1815 ; m., April 26, 1836, Enos Sears; residence 
East Dennis. 9. Sally, b. Dec. 14, 1818; m., Dec. 28, 1836, 
Frederic Hall, of Dennis. 

[Family 173.) Thomas Hall^, pedigree as above: b. 1781 ; d. 
Oct. 3, 1816; m., 1799, Priscilla^ b. March 20, I78i,d. Nov. 23, 
1831 ; residence Dennis. Children were : 

I. Joshua, b. June 23, 1800.; d. off Madeira, Jan. 23, 1824. 2. 
Eliza, b. June 18, 1802; m. April 7, 1829. 3. Thomas, b. July 
18, 1804; m. July 22, 1828; lost at sea on his passage from 
Charleston to Boston, 1829. 4. Enoch, b. Jan. 5, 1807 ; d. Feb. 
7, 1808. 5. Christopher, b. March 8, 1809 (Family 222). 6. 
Charles, b. Oct. 12, 1810; lost at sea, 1829, in the same vessel 
with Thomas. 7. A son, b. July 8, 1813 ; d. July 25, 1813. 8. 
Franklin, b. May 21, 1814; d. at New Orleans, Sept. 23, 1837. 

{Family 174.) Debobah Hall?, Reuben^, David*, DanieH, Joseph^: 
b. in Dennis, Mass., Sept. 5, 1779; d. in Ashfield, April 3, 1863; 
m., in Ashfield, 1796, Foster Lilly, who was b. in Ashfield, Mass., 
July 2, 1772, d. at Castle Creek, N. Y., May 16, 1857, ^- ^S- 
Children were : 

I. Alvah, b. Dec. 19, 1797 ; is a Presbyterian minister ; has a fam- 
ily ; residence at Whitewater, Wis. 2. Orasmus, b. Aug. 22, 1800 • 
has several children, one of whom is Mrs. Mattie A. Fuller, of Castle 
Creek, N. Y. 3. Henry, b. Dec. 5 or 8, 1802 ; was a farmer and 
mechanic ; is dead ; had a large family ; his dau., Mrs. Geo. H. 
Adams, lives in Sabetha, Kansas. 4. Cyntha, born Nov. 17, 1804 ; 
m. C. Ralyea, and had several children ; her son, Lorenzo P. Ral- 



Halls of Yarmouth. 265 

yea, lives in Vinton, Benton County, Iowa. 5. Johnathan, b. Nov. 
12, 1806 ; farmer and mechanic: m., 1838, Hannah Davis, of Guil. 
ford, N. Y., resides in Binghamton, and had, i. Lewis, b. March 
15, 1840, farmer ; ii. Julius W., b. Nov. 26, 1842, m. Mary F. 
Pratt, of Binghamton, N. Y., and has Kate, b Sept. 13, 1867, is 
first clerk in post-office of Binghamton. and has been for 16 years, 
is also secretary of Empire Council, No. 32, Royal Arcanum, and 
who has sent me this information concerning his father's family. 
6. Reuben, b. Nov. 10, 1808 in Ashfield : m. Harriet Hayes has 
three children or more ; lives in Iowa or Wis. 7. Deborah, b. in 
Buckland, Mass., Dec. 22, 1810; lives at Castle Creek, N. Y.. 
unmarried. 8. Foster, b. in Hanley, Mass., June 6, 1812; d. Dec. 
23, 1855, at Andover, N. Y.; no children; was a Presbyterian 
minister. 9. Sarah, b. in Hanley, May 13, 1815; m. William 
West; residence Tabor, Iowa ; has several children. 10. Eunice, 
b. at Castle Creek, N. Y., Feb. 15, 1817 ; d. June 15, 1839; 11. 
Arunah H., b. at Castle Cieek, March 15, 1819 ; d. at Albany, Kan- 
sas ; was a Presbyterian minister ; m. at Wilson, Ulster Co., N. Y., 
Jan. 22, 1852, Sophia M. Clark, and had, i. Foster A., b. in New 
Jersey, Nov. 25, 1852 ; ii. Carrie C, b. in Durham, N. Y., Nov. 6, 
1854, d. at Denver, Col., July 2, 1880; iii. Mary Anna, b. at Sil- 
ver Creek, N. Y., Sept. 18, 1858 ; v. Flenry J., b. at East Palmyra, 
N. Y., Oct. 16, i860 ; vi. Sarah M., b. at E. Palmyra, Aug. 
14, 1866, d. Aug. 15, 1866; wd. Sophia Al. and children live in 
Sabetha, Kansas. 12. Hannah, b. at Castle Creek, April 18, 1821 • 
m. John Cunningham, of Castle Creek ; no children. 

[Family 175.) Thomas Hall?, Reuben^, David^, DanieH, Joseph^, 
John', John' : b. Jan. 17,1785; d. Aug., 1866; residence in Ash- 
field, Mass. Children were : 

I. Alvan. 2. Olive. 3. Villetta. 4. Clarissa. 5. Clarinda. 
6. Granville. 7. Lydia. 8. Orville. 9. Cyrus A. 

[Family 1 76.) Arunah Hall?, pedigree as above: b. in Dennis, 



Note. Pedigree of Foster Lilly is as follows : 

George Lillys came from Scotland about 1630, and settled in Connecticut. Samuel*, 
Samuel3, Jonathan^, who m, Sarah Foster, and removed from Stafford, Conn., about 1760— 
4 to Ashfield, Mass.; her mother was Mary Standish, the great-granddaughter of Miles 
Standish, who came from England, 1620, in the Mayflower. Jonathan Lilly* died in 
Ashfield, Jan. 10, i8z8, aged 88 years. He served four years in the French and Indian 
war ; also served in the revolutionary war. He had a large family, among whom was 
Fosters, b, July 2, 1772. 



266 Hall Genealogy. 

March 19, 1794; d. in Ashfield, Dec. 22, 1871 ; m. Achsah. 
Children weie : 

I. David, had children ; his widow lives at Chemung Forks, N. 
Y. 2. Martin, lives at West Chemung, N. Y.; has a family. 3. 
Seth m. and has children, one of whom m. Lyman Lilly, of Sa-. 
betha, Kansas, son of Orasmus. 4. Sarah, and perhaps others. 

[Family 177.) DANtEL Hall?, Lot*, Lots, Daniel^, Joseph3,Johti% 
John': m. Anjenith Fitch. Children were: 

I. Mary Olivia, not married. 2. P'itzedward ; m., in India, 
Amy Sherldham, and had several children, only two of whom re- 
main, i. Frances ; li. Richard Daniel. 3. George Cannmg, m. 
Mary Marvin, and had several children, of whom only one remains, 
George Marvin. 4. Benjamin Hamer, m. Margaret McC. Lane, 
and had, i. Derick Lane; ii. Anjenith ; iii. John Griswold ; iv. 
Mary Howard; Mr. B. H. Hall is a prominent lawyer and politician, 
of Troy, N. Y., and is the author ot the History of Eastern Ver- 
mont, in which he fias given a more lengthy sketch of his grand- 
father's life J he has very kindly sent me the family pedigree and 
record. 5. Richard Fitch, m. Helen Belden ; no children. 6^ 
James Stephenson, not married. 

[Family 178.) Samuel W, Hall?, Jonathan^, Samuel^, Daniel^, 
Joseph^, John', John' : m. Emeline Goodwin ,• residence Ashfield, 
Children were : 

I. Henry C. (Family 223). 2. George E. 3. Fayette. 4. 
Emeline. 

[Family ijg.) Moses S Hendrick?, (Moses Hendrick) Lucy HalP, 
Davids, David'*, Joseph^, John^, John' : b. Ft-b. 28, 1823; m. Jan 
17, 1859, A^^wry Clark; residence near Clinton 111.; farmer; his 
mother lives with him ; her photograph shows her to be a large and 
noble looking old lady. Children were : 

I. Edwin W., b. May 7, 1861. 2. Sarah M., b. July 16, 1863. 
3. Frank C, b. Sept. 6, 1865. 4. Charles S., b. June 10, 1868. 
5. Annie E., b. Nov. 24, 1871. 

[Family 180.) John H. Hendrick?, pedigree as above : b. Feb. 
28, 1825 ; m , Sept. 25, 1851, Mary Kerr ; residence Clintoi!, 111.; 
removed Dec. 31, 1878, to Gainsville, Florida; arrived Jan. 3, 
1879, and at the q\u\ of one year removed to Rosewood, Levi Co., 
Fla., 10 miles from Cedar Keyes : he has some lung trouble; he 
sent me the Hendrick record ; four of the children are dead, the 
others are : 



Hails of Yarmouth, 267 

I. Lucy E., b. Aug. 26, 1852. 2. Harvey K., b. April 27, 
1857. 3- Hamlin, b. March 21, i86i. 4. Jo'm S., b. Nov. 16, 
1866. 5. Ollie M., b. June i, 1870. 

[Family 181.) Elizabeth Hendrick'^. pedigree as above: b. 
Dec. 19, 1826 ; m., June 16, 1826, Rev. IVm. McPherson, d. at his 
residence in Clinton, 111., May 30, i860. Children were ; 

I. Samuel H., b. June 23, 1854. 2. Viena, b. June 12, 1858; 
m., Jan. 11, 1877, George T. Hune; residence Pike Co., 111. 

[Family 182.) Sarah E. Hendrick^, pedigree as above : b. Feb. 
16, 1831 ; m., Feb. 29, i860, John W. Jones., of Clinton, 111.; 
removed to Adams, Iowa. Children were : 

I. John H., b. Jan. 28, 1861. 2. Samuel A., b. Sept. 10,1862; 
d. 1867. 3. Mary E., b. Sept. 16, 1864. 4. Charles, b. Nov. 16, 
1866. 5. William C, b. Feb., 1870. 

[Family 184.) George Mortimer Hall^, Charles^, Benjamin^, 
David'*, Joseph^, John', John' : b. at St. Albans, Vt., Feb. 4, 1825 '■> ^• 
at Swanton, Vt., Aug. 24, 1874 ; m. sisters, ist, Dec. 11, 1853, ^^^^^ 
Ann, dau. of Horatio and Sarah Farrar, she d Dec. 16, 1858 ; m., 
2d, Oct. 10, 1859, Charlotte A. Farrar. Mr. Hall improved his 
early opportunities for acquiring an education ; graduated at the 
University of Vermont, in the arts and sciences, 1846, and after- 
wards received the degree of A. M.; he began the study of medi- 
cine with his father and brother, and graduated at Berkshire Medical 
College, 1848; commenced practice at Burlington, Vt., 1847; ^^' 
moved to Swanton in 1851; not liking surgery he devoted himself to 
the practice of medicine ; he was a member of the Episcopal church ; 
was strictly temperate, enjoyed good health, and was a man of com- 
manding appearance ; he was a member of the State and Franklin 
County Medical Associations, for which he wrote some able articles, 
which were published ; he was also a member of the Masonic order, 
and held all the higher offices of the fraternity, and his lectures de- 
livered to the Grand Lodge of the State were published in its pro- 
ceedings ; his funeral obsequies were conducted under the auspices of 
the Grand Lodge : the numerous members of that body expressing, 
with others from different parts of the State, their heartfelt sorrow 
at so great a loss. Dr. Hall also was a practical geologist ; he was 
better acquainted with the complicated geology of the north-west 
part of Vermont than any other person ; it is said to be the most 
complicated of any part of North America; but Dr. Hall, by his 
own observations, arrived at a very just and clear appreciation of the 



268 Hall Genealogy. 

whole structure, and of the geological age of the different groups of 
rocks which exist there. He discovered a number of rare fossils, 
and among'khem a'rare trilobite, which has been called in his honor 
" Amplex Hallii;" his researches extended also into Canada and a 
great part of New York, The commencement of Dr. Hall's last 
sickness was May 3, 1874, and he died at his home in Swanton, 
Aug. 24, 1874. Children were: 

T. Jennie Frances, m. 'Francis J. Hawley, and has three children. 
2. Charles Prescott. 

[Family 185.) Horace Prescott Hall?, pedigree as last given : 
b. at St. Albans, Vt., Sept. 4, 1829; resides at St. Albans; m. 
Mary Eli-zabeth^ dau. of Hiram Walworth, of Plattsburgh, N. Y., 
a niece of the late Chancellor Reuben Hyde Walworth, of Saratoga 
Springs; Mr. Hall is a physician ; graduated in surgery and medi- 
cine at Berkshire Medical College, of Pittsfield, Mass., 1853, ^"^ 
commenced practice at Plattsburgh, N. Y., removed to St. Albans, 
1859; in 1862 became assistant surgeon of the 9th Vt Vols. In- 
fantry; was in the field six months, when our forces surrendered to 
the Confederates at Harper's Feriy ; he was parolled and sent to 
Camp Douglass, Chicago, 111., ivhere he was ordered on duty in the 
marine hospital and remained four months ; he was then ordered to 
the charge of the small pox hospital and remained three months ; 
he was ordered to the charge of United States genera! hospital at 
Chicago and served eleven months ; then went on duty for the 
board of enrollment of the ist District of Illinois, under Prof. J. 
W. Freer, of Rush Med. Col., Chicago, where he remained until 
Lee's surrender. He is a member of State, county and village med- 
ical societies; has one child, Charlotte Walworth,_b. May 3, 1859; 
Dr. Hall has kindly furnished the record of his grandfather's pos- 
terity for this work. 

[Family 186.) John Warren Hall^, Cyrenius^, Benjamins, 
David"*, Joseph^ : b. i8i6or 17; resides at Detroit, Mich.; m. twice 
and had one son by each wife : 

I. Frederic, is a R. R. shipper in the office with his father. 2. 
Warren Alexander, is an artist, and resides at Toronto, Ont. 

John W. Hall is a hale heartv business man, ever ready to extend 
the hand of friendship to all worthy fellow beings ; he is now 64 
years of age and has rarely been sick: has no grey hairs ; he is a 
notary public and R. R. shipper at Detroit, Mich., where he has been 



Halls of Tarmouth. 269 

established 20 years ; in time of the late war of 1862 he was a 
marine reporter, 

[Family 187.) Cyrenius Hall^, pedigree as last given : b. March 
20, 1830; resides at room 9, Academy of Designs, Chicago, 111., 
being a portrait and landscape painter ; an artist of decided merit; 
m., 1873, -Adelaide Waite^ of Troy, N. Y.; at the age of 27 Mr. 
Hall started for California by the overland route, making sketches on 
the way; and while in California he painted a panorama of the 
plains and of California 26 rods long ; after an absence of ten years 
he returned to his father's house in Westminister, Ont., to assist 
him in the management of his business affairs; but his brother 
Henry having symptoms of consumption appear, the two brothers 
started, for his health, in 1861, for South America ; they arrived at 
Callao, Peru, and were advised to go to the valley of the Jauja, sit- 
uated some 10,000 feet high, with eastern slope of the Andes; 
Henry rode over this healthful region, while Cyrenius in Lima pur- 
sued his profession; a few months later Cyrenius sought Henry in 
the mountains, and found him apparently improved, but soon was 
suddenly taken with hemorrhage and died in six days ; after nearly two 
years residence in Peru, Cyrenius visited Chili, where he remained 
a year, the fruit of his profession being richly remunerative ; but 
war with Spain threatening Chili, in 1866, Cyrenius crossed the great 
Pampas to Buenos Ayres, thence to Rio de Janerio and New York; 
in 1867 he went to England and France, and after studying different 
styles of painting, remained in Munich, Bavaria, three years, and re- 
turned to New York in 1870. 

{Family 188.) Phebe Eliza Hall^, Horace^, Benjamin^, David'', 
Joseph3, John^, John': b. in Auburn, N. Y., September 24, 1816 ; 
m. Hon. 'John Stevenson, in 1 84 1 ; d. January 19, 1882, at 
her home at Napanee, Ontario ; he is an energetic and suc- 
cessful business man ; was a member of both town, and coun- 
cil, and held the highest position in the county council; after 

the conlederation of the provinces which formed the Dominion of 
Canada he was elected the member for his county as its first rep- 
resentative to the first Provincial Parliament at Toronto ; he is a 
man of good judgment and his council sought far and near; he is 
generally known in the Dominion as 'Mong headed John ;" he is a 
good platform speaker, and always represents the people. Children 
were eight ; we have the names of six : 

I. John H. 2. George, dead. 3. Edward, dead. 4. William, 



270 Hall Genealogy. 

dead. 5. Maria Hall, m. Albert W. Archibald, lawyer ; resides 
in or at Trinidad, Colorado, to which they have removed for the 
benefit of her health 6, Charles. 

[Family 189.) Lemuel Ruggles Hall^, Lemuel^, Joseph^, David*, 
Joseph^ John% John': b. Dec. 25, 1835 ; d. at Bethany, N. Y. ; m., 
May 23, 1866, Mary A. Peck^ oi Alexander, N. Y. ; she d. Nov. 
5, 1868, as. 25 years ; m., 2d, May 29, 1873, ^ugmta^ dau. of Na- 
thaniel and S. A Norton, of Chicago, 111. Mr. Hall went to Wis- 
consin when a boy, with his parents ; was educated at Racine, Wis.; 
in 1855 he removed to La Cross and went into a banking house, 
then into mercantile business ; and in 1857 started a branch store at 
La Crescent, Minn ; in 1856 he was appointed U. S. Collector of 
Internal Revenue for third district Minn., and held that position for 
three years ; in 1868 he removed to Houston, Minn., and continu- 
ing in the mercantile business in that place ; while there he was 
elected a representative of Houston county in the Legislature ; in 
the same year he was appointed secretary of the State Republican 
convention of Minnesota ; in 1873 ^^ removed to Chicago, 111. ; 
much honor is due the heart of Mr. Hall for remembering his an 
cestors, and for taking the means for perpetuating their names ; he 
has compiled a record of the posterity of Master Joseph Hall, of 
Sutton, and has given short biographical accounts of some of them ; 
this he has published in a small pamphlet, and one of the copies has 
been sent to me through the politeness of Miss Sarah S. Hall, of 
West Killingly, Conn. 

[Family 190.) Eliza Ann Hall?, Charles Henry^, Jonathan^, 
David*, Josephs, John', John' : b. in New York, Jan. 19, 1822 ; 
m., Jan. 25, 1849, ^^ ^^'' father's house at Harlem, New York, by 
Rev. Richard Mason Abercrombie, rector of St. Andrew's church, 
to Lewis Albert Sayre, M. Z)., of New York ; residence at 286 
Fifth avenue ; Mr. Sayre has the reputation of being an eminently 
skillful physician. Children were : 

I. Charles Henry, b. May 14, 1850. 2. Lewis Hall, b. Sept, 12, 
1851. 3. Mary Hall, b. Sept. 12, 1853. 4* Reginald Hall, b. Oct. 
18, 1859. 

[Faintly 191.) Daniel Hall?, Gershom^, Seth^, Gershom*, Jona- 
than3, Gershom% John': b. Aug. 12, 1781 ; d. at Havana, W. I. ; 
m. Ruth^ dau. of Seth and Bethia Collins ; was a master mariner j 
residence in Harwich. Children were : 



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I. Caroline, b. 1810. 2. Jonathan C, b. rSii (Family 224). 
3. Orick, was master mariner; lost at sea, 1832. 4. Bethia, b. 
181J ; m., 1835, Seth Paine, Jr.; shed. 1842. 5. Cyrus, b. 1818 
(Family 225). 

{Family 192.) Aruna Hall^, Edward^, Seth^, Gershom^, Jona- 
than^, Gershom*, John' : b. Jan. 30, 1783; m.. May 8, 1803, Pris- 
cilla Ellis; removed from Harwich to Providence, R. I. Children 
were : 

I Almira, b. June 19, 1804. 2. Mary, b. July 20, 1805. 3. 
Data, b. March 5, 1808. 4. Hiram K., b. March 29, 1810; resi- 
dence in Boston, Mass. 5. Albert, resides in Syracuse, N. Y., 
and others. 

[Family 193.) David Hall^, Edward^, as above : b. April 6, 1789; 
m., Sept. II, 1808 Sally Brooks; removed from Harwich to Provi- 
dence, R. I. Children were: 

I. Edward, b. Dec. 30, 1808. 2. Nathan B., b. June 24, 1812. 

[Family 194.) Edward Hall^, Edwaid^, as above : b. June 22, 
1796; m., April 9, 1820, Eliza Kenrick^ of Orleans; removed 
from Harwich to Providence, R. I. Children were : 

I. Alfred K., resides in Providence. 2. Edward, resides in Provi- 
dence. 

[Family 195.) Lemuel Hall?, Lemuel^, Seth^, as above : b. Nov, 
9, 1820 ; m., 1st, Sarah Chase; m., 2d, Jbby Howes; m., 3d, 
Maggy Spencer^ of Fall River, where he resides ; master mariner. 
Had: 

I. James L., b. Oct. 18, 1850 ; a merchant of Fall River, Mass. 

2. Clinton L., b. Feb., 1865. 

[Family 196.) Gershom. Hall^, Lemuel^, Seth^, as above: b. 
Feb. 26, 1829 ; m , ist, Phebe Hall^ of Dennis, Mass.; m., 2d, So- 
phia S. Clarke^ of Natick, Mass.; residence in Harwich, Mass.; 
master mariner. Had : 

I. Phebe R., b. July 26, 1863. 2. Grace B., b. Jan. 29, 1868. 

3. Charlie D., b. July 31, 1869. 4. Lemuel C, b. Dec. 13, 1874. 
This Gershom Hall has very kindly procured the records of the 
Halls, of Harwich, from Mr. Paine and forwarded them to me. 

[Familv 197.) Ambrose Hall^, Seth^, James^, James'', James^, 
William-, John': b. in Mansfield, Conn., Oct. 3, 1812 ; m. Esther 
; lesidence Mansfield. Children were: 

I. Esther, b. April 9, 1837. 2. Hannah, b. May 13, 1838. 3. 



272 Hall Genealogy. 

Ambrose L., b. Oct. 29, 1840. 4. Seth M., b. April 16, 1842. 
5. William H., b. Feb. 6, 1845. 6- Frank. 7. Edwin A. 

[Family 198.) Ira Hall^, Ira^, Nathaniels, Nathaniel, Theophi- 
lus3, William% John' : b. March 14, 1798 ; d. Aug. 29, 1868 ; m., 
18 19, Rachel Thompson, of Fort Ann, N. Y. ; b. 1798 ; d. July 29 
1873; she was a large and noble woman, and the discretion with 
which she managed her family affairs is worthy of all praise. Mr. 
Hall was an intelligent and kind hearted man ; he lived on a farm in 
Fort Ann, Washington county, N. Y., which he owned and improved. 
Children were eleven, six of whom died in infancy ; the others were : 

I. Edward, b. 1823 ; xl. ae. about 24 years ; he was studying 
medicine, and had the prospect of becoming an eminent physician. 
2. Horace, b. 1825 ,• d. ae. about 22 years ; he studied law, and was 
a very promising young man 3. Silas, b. J 827, and went to live 
with his uncle Silas Hall, Esq., in Granville, at the early age of six 
years, and succeeded his uncle as owner of the old homestead ; he 
is a well read man, and has held offices of honor and trust in the 
town and county ; he is a man of undoubted veracity, and under- 
stands business well ; he m., Jan. 3, 1856, Sarah Maria, dau. of 
Mulford and Roxana (Hitchcock) Dayton, of Middle Granville, 
N. Y. ; b. Feb. 9, 1833 ; she graduated at Mrs. Willard's Seminary, 
Troy, N. Y., and spent several years as a successful teacher in the 
States of New York, Virginia and Louisiana ; she is a woman of 
great intelligence, and possesses a heart of overflowing kindness ; 
they have no surviving children. 4. Lyman, b. 1829, lived on the 
homestead and became a merchant ; he m. Elizabeth Finch and had 
i. Edward, who is a civil engineer, and m., Oct, 20, 1875, Frances 
Ida Merwin, of Orwell, Vt., and resides at Plattsburgh, N. Y. ; ii. 
Fred F., who is ten years younger than his brother. 5. John, b. 
1833-, m. Nancy Hopkins, and had one child who died at the age 
of one year ; Mr. Hall is a banker of Fort Ann, and is a man of much 
influence in his town and county ; he was one of a committee to 
publish an historical sketch of the county, in which his likeness and 
that of his wife appears. 

[Family 199.) Edwin Hall?, Ira^, Nathaniel^, Nathaniel, Theo- 
philas3, William^ John' : b. in Granville, N. Y., 1802 ; d. at Auburn, 
N. Y., 1877 ' "^-5 Sept. 2, 1828, Fanny, dau. Isaac Hollister, of 
Granville, N. Y. ; who was a son of Joseph Hollister of Colchester, 
Conn., Isaac, was b. Jan. 6, 1766, and lived to a great age. Edwin 
Hall was early taught the Westminster Catechism, which formed 



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the basis of his theological views and Christian teaching in his official 
life; in i8ii,he began the study of Latin in company with his 
brother Silas and life long friend Willis Hall ; they had the privi- 
lege of a select school in their own district, winters, generally taught 

by a college graduate, and during the summer of , Edwin and 

Willis walked two miles five days in a week to recite Latin to 
Henry Slade, a law student, at Granville corners; they commenced 
the study of Virgil in 1813, but during that year Edwin's father was 
taken ill of a disease which proved fatal in three years ; during this 
period Edwm acted as office clerk waiting upon him and his patients ; 
in this office warmed by a stove he slept upon a bufFaloskin studying 
the most part of every night, all winter ; he thus read the whole of 
Virgil's ^Eneid, and as a very natural consequence was sick all next 
summer. His father had designed to send him to Dartmouth College, 
but on his death, plans were of necessity changed, therefore Edwin 
abandoned study and went to work on the farm, left by his father, 
which was to be his own ; in 1818, he taught school in a back dis- 
trict of his native town at eight dollars a month ; the next year he 
applied for a school in another back district at nine dollars a month, 
but was refused as being too young ; he immediately started for 
the west district of the next town on the west, Hartford, and 
made an engagement to teach there at eleven dollars a month, 
half money and half corn; in those districts school teachers 
boarded gratuitously at the houses of the children; this district 
was the native place of Hosea Ballou, for a long time during the 
first half of this century the great champion and oracle of Universalism 
in New England ; here young Hall was constantly assailed with the 
doctrine in the families where he boarded ; this led him to search 
the Bible for the purpose of defending himself from such assaults; 
for he was then, as ever afterwards ready to contend earnestly tor 
the faith in which he had early been instructed. 

The next winter he taught school in Whitehall, twelve miles from 
home, where he had two uncles ; there he had one hundred and 
twenty-three scholars. After serving out his term of six months he 
returned home and to work on the farm ; soon after which a revival' 
of religion commenced, of which he was a subject ; he was at once 
active and zealous in persuading others to come to Christ ; but his pur- 
pose of making farming his life work was not unchanged, until Willis 
Hall returned from his first year's study in JVIiddlebury College and 
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274 Hall Genealogy. 

found his friend Edwin over the hill, a mile from the house, with a 
yoke of cattle drawing stone for a wall fence; here he laid it on 
Edwin's conscience with earnest and convincing words that it was 
his duty to enter at once upon a course of study in preparation for 
the ministry. Here was an unconverted man preaching duty most 
eloquently and successfully to a christian ; and, although it cost that 
christian a great sacrifice, he yielded to the dictates of duty ; and in 
three weeks they both set out together for Castleton Academy ; 
Willis to prepare to enter as sophomore at Yale, and Edwin as fresh- 
man at Middlebury, They boarded and slept together ; here they 
were under the tuition of Mr. Howe, previously a tutor in Middle- 
bury College, an accomplished teacher, who had some twenty stu- 
dents preparing for college ; of these eight took the valedictory or 
highest honor at different colleges ; four at Middlebury, two of 
whom were Edwi;i Hall and his cousin John M. Parker, afterward 
Judge of the Supreme Court of New York ; two at Yale, Willis 
Hall and Rev. Dr. Henry A. Boardman, of Philadelphia; one at 
Williams, and one at the University of Vermont. Rev. Dr. Co- 
nant, the famous Bible translator, was also one of Mr. Howe's stu- 
dents at this time. At the close of the school year Edwin Hall 
passed the best examination, and out of all the brilliant galaxy of his 
associate students was honored with the valedictory oration. During 
the year he had worked two months at home in harvest, and in the 
remaining ten months he had read the whole of Virgil, thirteen ora- 
tions of Cicero, the Graca Minora, the whole of the Greek testa- 
ment and two books of Homer, and was ready at examination to 
recite any part of it as fluently as his spelling book. This is beyond 
the power of any to do except prodigies of genius. In 1822, at 
the age of 20 years, he entered Middlebury College. The same 
zeal and amazing capacity for successful study followed him there. 
He not only mastered the studies in the college course, but also 
studied French, German, Spanish, Hebrew and extra mathematics. 
His linguistic genius displayed itself in reading a book in Italian 
without grammar or dictionary. But his zeal consumed him. He 
suffered a profuse bleeding of the lungs ; he then gave up whatever 
he did not regard as essential to the work of the ministry. Half of 
his freshman year he spent at Castleton in assisting Mr. Howe in 
the academy, at the same time studying more than his college course 
required. His extra studies during the freshman year were Curtin's 



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History of Alexander in Greek, Herodotus; Longinus, Lucretius' 
de Natura Puram, Ovid's Metamorphoses, and Blair's Rhetoric. 
During his sophomore year he carried off the honors awarded to that 
class. Towards the close of his junior year he accepted an invita- 
tion to teach the academy at Norwalk, Conn., at a salary of $450 a 
year. Willis Hall had recommended his friend Edwin to be his suc- 
cessor as ^' the only scholar he could never beat, but who always 
beat him." At this academy, besides teaching successfully the studies 
preparatory to entering college, he also taught studies entirely new to 
him, which he of course had first to study up for himself. He also 
fully kept up his college studies. It is not strange that at the end of 
the second quarter he found his strength failing and sought to be 
released by the trustees. To this they reluctantly consented. He 
immediately returned to college, where his health suffered severely 
during the remainder of the academic year. At the close of his 
college course he received the highest honor of his class, some of 
whom became eminent men, and one of them president ot the Sen- 
ate of the United States. He prepared his valedictory oration and 
jt was accepted bv the faculty. Being thus free for the vacation 
allowed his class immediately preceding their graduation, and being 
much in need of funds, he engaged to work on a farm at $14 a 
month. But almost immediately he was seized, at Whitehall, with 
hemorrhage of the lungs, brought very low, and on commencement 
day was not expected to live. His oration was read by a classmate. 
The older physicians pronounced his case hopeless, when we find 
that he fell into the hands of a young physician, who bled him in 
both arms till he fainted, and then nearly starved him. This, with 
many like occurrences in his life, show his great stock of inherent 
vitality. His Dleeding continued by turns for nearly three months. 
All hope of his being ever able to preach was abandoned by himself 
and his friends ; but finding it necessary to do something to get bread 
he took the academy at St. Albans, Vt.; he was still unable to read 
so much as one verse in the Bible aloud. His school, though at 
first small, grew to be a large one. Before the end of the year, 
however, he was appointed a tutor in Middlebury College, which he 
accepted, and gave the entire instruction to the freshman class, hear- 
ing three recitations daily. During the year he spent at Middle- 
bury College as tutor, he pursued a course of theological studies ac- 
cording to the sylabus of Dr. Leonard Woods, Prof, of Theology 



276 Hall Genealogy. 

at Andover, also considerable Hebrew. . And being examined b) 
Drs. Benian and Tucker, of Troy^ was licensed to preach the gos- 
pel by the Presbytery of Trov. 

He then engaged the Middlebury Academy for two years, during 
which time he preached almost every Sabbath mostly in destitute 
churches for which he scarcely received twenty dollars. And he 
received calls to several important pulpits in Vermont which he de- 
clined to accept. He purposed to go west, but before he was ready, 
he accepted an invitation to preach as stated supply at Glens Falls 
and Sandy Hill, N. Y., on the Hudson. His short ministry was 
much blessed and attended with a revival, in which he was assisted by 
young ministers from among his former associates. He and another 
started on a missionary tour to Chester, thirty miles off, in what was 
then a lumber region near the head of Lake George. On their way they 
stopped at Caldwell, at the head of the lake, and county seat of Warren 
county, where there was not a praying man nor any stated public 
worship, the Methodists having been even stoned away. Mr. Hall 
preached in the Court House which was filled with people, a revival 
began and a church was organized. Mr. Hall afterwards often 
visited and preached for this people, and when once, going to the 
place he was thrown from his horse and dragged with his foot in the 
stirrup expecting every moment to be killed, but no man is immortal 
until his work is done, he was rescued very providentially, but no 
longer able to preach. Just then he accepted an invitation from the 
Presbytery of Newark to teach their academy at Bloomfield. Here 
his health improved and he often preached in New York and also in 
the neighboring towns. Among his pupils in this school were Chief 
Justice Whelpley, of New Jersey and Rev. Dr. M. W. Jacobus, 
professor in Alleghany Theological Seminary and the author of notes 
on the New Testament, and the last moderator of the Old School 
General Assembly previous to its union with the New School. But 
when Mr. Hall's time of service was ended and he wished to seek 
for a pastorate and he was about to start for the west, he received an 
invitation from his old friend Hon. Clark Bissell of Norwalk to 
come there and preach as a candidate. He left Bloomfield for this 
purpose March, 1832. The result was that he was soon unanimously 
called to be the pastor of that ancient and important congregation and 
was duly settled July 18, 1832. The old church and congregation 
of Norwalk planted as far back as 1650 was one of the very oldest 
largest and most respectable in the county and state. It had enjoyed 



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a succession of eminent pastors. This " Prime Antient Society " 
(by which appellation it was known on its own records) had been 
wont to have among its leaders, men, who were leaders elsewhere, 
as statesman and jurists. At the time Dr. Hall was pastor, there 
were several such, one of whom was Judge Bissell of the Supreme 
Court, governor of the State and professor of law in Yale College. 
He joined the church in May, 1837. Another was Thaddeus Betts 
second only to Roger M. Sherman at that bar, if indeed he was second ; 
he was elected to the senate of the United States in 1839 and had 
become a communicant in Mr. Hall's church Nov., 1837. Another 
was Thomas B. Butler afterwards chief justice of the State. He 
was a friend to Mr. Hall and never failed to testify to the profit he 
gained from his pastors preaching enforced by his life. He joined 
the church later in life. Still another gifted man the Hon. O. S. 
Ferry who sat ten years under Mr. Hall's preaching and became a 
communicant, while yet in his early prime he wa« sent to the United 
States senate, and died there during his second term. All these men 
honored Mr. Hall and never hesitated to avow the satisfaction and 
profit they derived from his ministrations. But if Mr. Hall had such 
men at the summit as his parishioners he had also all gradations and 
varieties to all of whom he made his ministrations, both profitable and 
acceptable. His sermons were scriptural, instructive, fresh, plain, clear, 
earnest, pointed and pithy, convincing and persuasive, and thus made 
their way to the popular heart. In prayer he was simple, fervent, 
devout and importunate. His forte was especially the opening out 
of the scriptures in their endless relations and applications for the 
guidance and conversion of perishing men, and the edification of 
believers in Christian knowledge and holiness. He devoted special 
attention to the thorough instruction of the young especially Sabbath 
school teachers, in]the Bible and to indoctrinate them in the shorter 
catechism. In this work he was very successful, as a result he 
enjoyed special outpourings ot the Holy Spirit every third year of his 
ministry which usually began in his classes of young people thus 
instructed. In performing pastoral duties he neglected no house 
or person on account of disagreeable circumstances ever adapt- 
ing himself to the humble and ignorant. He was tender and sympa- 
thizing with the afflicted and disconsolate. 

He left more than a thousand written sermons, besides a large 
number of plans and skeletons, as monuments of his diligence, to 
which must be added a vastly greater number of unwritten discourses 



2/8 Hall Genealogy. 

and addresses whose only record is in the hearts and lives of those 
who felt their power. He delivered many powerful discourses and 
addresses, some of which were among the stirring printed tracts ot 
the time, and made himself powerfully felt in behalf of temperance 
and education. It was a great ministry ; and great were its fruits ; 
and many were its seals ; he united a large congregation when he 
came, he left it still larger and no less united. No man can stay in 
such a congregation twenty-three years with such results who is not 
high above the average of his profession. He was generally calm in 
his manner of speaking in the later period of his pastorate, owing to 
the restraint which he felt necessary to impose upon himself in order 
to avoid overtasking his lungs ; his voice was loud and clear, but 
not disagreeable to the ear -, his calmness of utterance was not owing 
to any want of impassioned temperament, sometimes he would seem 
to forget his self restraint and burst forth upon an audience in a 
torrent, nay cataract of "•'■ thoughts that breathe and words that burn." 
On one occasion in the general association of Connecticut, he be- 
came thoroughly roused in view of indifference on the part of some 
to what he and others deemed assaults on the very fundamentals of 
the gospel. Rev. Dr. Hewit, himself, when at his best a prince 
among orators, said, he had heard the greatest of the orators in the 
English parliament and our own congress, and he had never heard 
any higher eloquence than in this speech of Dr. Hall's. While at 
Norwalk, Dr. Hall wrote and published three books ; one was a 
history of the town with genealogies of families. Another was an 
exposition of the law of baptism as respects mode and subjects, it 
was written as a defense against the attacks of a baptist minister in 
a neighboring congregation. The other was a defense against 
*' efforts made to proselyte his young people into other folds, on the 
ground that the religious body to which they belonged was not a 
true church and had no valid ministry, sacraments, or Christian 
rites," the book is " The Puritans and their Principles." These books 
became very popular and gave their author a high reputation as a 
distinguished theologian and an expert and powerful controvertiona- 
list. He also distinguished himself in the trial concerning Dr. 
Bushnell's book entitled " God in Christ." He stood hisih in his 
ecclesiastical connection among his brethren, not as the result of 
place, seeking or self-seeking, but it was the result of those qualities 
which are sure to press their possessor to the front ; his great ability, 
wisdom, judgment, candor, consecration t6 his Masters cause. 



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quickly lifted him up to a place among the leaders to whom the 
people and churches by a sort of instinct look up, and on whom they 
lean as pillars. 

Dr. Hall was pastor of the First Congregational church, Norwalk, 
Conn., from 1832 to 1855, when he removed to Auburn, N. Y., 
in obedience to an earnest call from the board of commissioners of 
Auburn Theological Seminary, and was inaugurated to the chair of 
Christian Theology, June 20, 1855. He applied himself to his 
work with characteristic thoroughness and fidelity. His classes were 
taught to state the doctrines of revelation in the words of the church 
symbols, and were drilled with unwearied patience in the citation of 
scripture proofs. His annual examinations as well as the trials <-^'i 
his students for licensure and ordination proved in these respects pe- 
culiarly satisfactory to the presbyteries. Within a few years after 
entering on his work, Prof. Hall prepared and printed for the use of 
his classes his " Digest of Studies and Lectures in Theology," an 
admirable and extended sylabus, setting forth with great simplicity 
and precisic'i the connected truths of Divine revelation. This 
work has been translated into the Chinese tongue as the ground 
work for theological instruction in China and Japan. In addition to 
his digest Prof. Hall left in readiness for the press a controversional 
treatise on metaphysics and outlines in natural theology. In the 
class room he was punctual, strict and somewhat impatient of dul- 
ness or frivilous opposition, quick and sharp in reply, but genial, 
familiar and always ready to encourage a manly independence in his 
pupils. Towards the students, in their various difficulties and wants, 
he displayed the warmest interest ; he taxed his ingenuity' and influ- 
ence to provide for their comfort. He had friends of large pecu- 
niary ability, on whom he did not hesitate to call for aid in their 
behalf, and such was the confidence reposed in his wisdom and in- 
tegrity that he never called in vain. Prof. Hall kept his own mind 
fresh by constant study, and was abreast of the progress of philo- 
sophical and theological science throughout the world. His piety, 
the crowning grace of his character, was deep, tender and reveren- 
tial ; his religious addresses to the students were models of affec- 
tionate simplicity. Rev. Dr. Atwater, Prof, of Princeton Theo- 
logical Seminary, and an intimate friend of Prof. Hall, says of him -. 
His great ability as a thinker, scholar and theologian, his eminent 
fidelity, judgment, tact and success as a pastor, preacher, teacher and 



28 o Hall Genealogy. 

professor ; his inflexible adherence to truth ; his firm conscientious- 
ness and loyalty to his convictions, with catholic charity for those 
in dissent from him, his exemplary purity of life and manners, coupled 
with humble and serene hope in Christ, brightened to the last his path- 
way to the grave, where death itself dies ; these, and other traits, which 
I need not specify, bound him fast in the friendship of the truest men 
and servants of Christ, and made him a valient, trusted and influential 
leader in the church. Prof. Hall served the seminary with such 
strict fidelity that at the end of twenty years he had not failed to 
meet his classes at every lesson. In November, 1875, he was af- 
fected with a slight paralytic shock, from which he so far recovered 
as to continue giving instruction to his classes till the close of the 
seminary year, May, 1876, after which he retired from the active 
duties of the seminary, receiving the title of Emeritus Piofessor in 
May, 1876. The only landed propertv he owned at his death was 
a lot in the cemetery. On the 7th of September, 1877, he rode to the 
cemetery and other places, with the two daughters of Dr. Edwards 
Hall, to the eldest of whom he had committed just before, the youth- 
ful and more mature correspondence of his life long friend Willis 
Hall. That evening he retired to rest as usual, but awoke at 10 
o'clock with an oppression of the lungs. He was conscious that 
the time of his end on earth had come, and rejoicing rather than 
fearing, he gradually subsided into the repose of death. He ceased 
to breath at 3 o'clock in the morning. It is remarkable that the 
death of his friend Willis Hall was very similar to his own in its 
cause and suddenness ; the time of their last hours being from 10 P. 
M to 3 A. M, They both died in hope of everlasting life in Jesus 
Christ. They both rest from their labors, and their works do fol- 
low them. Children were :' 

I. Edwin, b. Aug. i, 1829 ; he is a Presbyterian minister; he has 
preached in Virginia, New York, and Wisconsin ; was pastor of the 
church in Rosendale, Wis., in 1880. 2. A son b. and d. Jan. 2, 
1831. 3. Lucy, b. Jan. 21, 1832. 3. Horace, b. March 19, 1833, 
is m., and had ; i. Horace; ii. Nellie; iii. Fannie, lives at Houston, 
Texas. 4. Lyman, b. July 21, 1835, is a jeweler; resides in 
Skaneateles, N. Y. 5. Isaac H., b. Dec. 12, 1837 ; graduated ;it 
Ham. Col., studied law in New York, was Prof, of English 
Languuge and Literature in the protestant college at Beirut, Syria, 
for two years. He is not only a proficient in the exact and natural 
sciences, but also a fine classical scholar ; he was a member of the well 



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known Greek club while living in New York, while at the east he 
acquired a valuable Codex o*^^ the Syriac New Testament ; he is an 
excellent Orienti.1 scholar, of late years he has resided in Philadelphia, 
and is an assistant editor of the Sabbath School Times. He has a 
family. 6. Frances, b. May 4, I849 ' ^' ^''' Pierce, a Prof, of 
Hebrew, in Auburn Theol. Sem., had one child, Edwin Hall, b. about 
1869; Mr. Pierce d. about 1872. 7. Mary R., b. Oct. 15, 1842. 

[Family 200.) Storrs Hall^, pedigree as above : b. May 11,1814; 
m., 1840, Martha Elizabeth Scribner^ of Norwalk, Conn. ; graduated 
at Middlebury College, 1838 ; being threatened with consumption he 
went south, while there he taught school one year, in Macon, Geo. 
His health having improved he returned to the north and taught 
school twelve years, at south Norwalk, Conn., at North Green- 
wich, Conn., at Wilton, Conn., and at East Bloomfield, N. J., 
while teaching in Connecticut he was appointed one of the conduc- 
tors of the teachers' institute, and was chosen first president of 
Fairfield Teachers' Institute, and the first vice-president of the 
Teachers' State Society, and at the same time kept a day and board- 
ing school. This was taxing his strength too much, besides being 
too much confined, and his health failed, and for the sake of out door 
exercise, he engaged for two years in traveling as an agent for Mark 
H. Newman, of New York, in the book business. He then pur- 
sued the study of medicine, and graduated at Yale Medical Depart- 
ment, and received his diploma from the Connecticut Medical 
Society. In 1 851, he removed to Rosendale, Fondulac Co., Wis., 
where he established himself in the practice of his profession. He 
also keeps a drug store, and is the post master of Rosendale. His 
health is better than when at the east, and his weight has increased 
from 130 to 160 lbs. He is a sociable companion, a true friend, 
and an intelligent man ; and, of course, is successful in what he un- 
dertakes to do. Children were : 

I. Sidney Storrs, b. at East Bloomfield, N. J., 1844 ; m., 1869, 
Nancy P. Powell, of Rosendale, and has three children ; i. John 
Storrs ; ii. Edwin ; iii. A dau. d. in infancy. He is engaged in the 
practice of medicine in Morrison, 111. He was employed in the war 
for the union as a surgeon steward on a gun boat, on the Mississippi 
river, and graduated in 1867, at the medical department of Harvard 
University. 2. William Scribner, b. 1847, at Norwich, Conn,, m. in 
1870, Mary Wheeler, and liad Charles. He is a farmer and settled 
in Texas. 3. Charles Edwin, b. 1852 ; m., 1874, Emma M. Ac- 



282 Hall Genealogy. 

kerman, of Rosendale, settled in Neenah, Wis., has charge of a flour 
mill. 4. M. Elizabeth, b. 1858 ; d. i860. 5. Ira, b. 1861 ; a 
miller, in Neenah, Wis. 

[Family 201.) Nathaniel Hall^, Nathaniel^, Nathaniel^, Na- 
thanieH, Theophilus^, William^ John': b. Oct. 28, 1802; d. March 
19, 1851; m., May 12, 1825, Lucy Walker^ of Whiting, Vt., b. 
Jan. 16, 1806 ; Mr. Hall was a physician and practiced his profes- 
sion in Rochester, N. Y., for 25 years ; he was a large, tall man, 
well proportioned, and weighed 200 lbs. Children were : 

I. Esther Louisa, b. Sept. 10, 1827 ; lives in Rochester. 2. 
Nathaniel, b. May 22, 1829 (Family 226). 3. Albert G., b. March 
8, 1831 : d Sept. 14, 1861 ; m., April 23, 1856, Mary E. Lyons 
of Buffalo, and had Cornelia Augusta, b. June 16, i860 ; d. June 
22, 1861. 4. Edwin, b. Aug. 27, 1833 ; m. and had children; he 
is a farmer and contractor ; lives in Oto, Woodbury Co., Iowa. 
5. Charles Noble, b. April 5, 1837 ; d. May 14, 1855. 6. Mason 
Walker, b. Feb. 28, 1837 ; lives at Hamilton, White Pine Co., 
Nevada. 7. Cornelia Augusta, b. Sept. i, 1839 ; d. July 17, 
1874 ; m., July 8, 1869, William H. Robinson, of Rochester, and 
had William Hall Robinson, b .July 7, 1874. 8. Augustus Ferdinand, 
b. Dec. 22, 1840. 9. Lucy Rosina, b. June 16, 1843 ' ^- J^"- 
28, 1844- 10. Mary, b. Oct. 5, 1845 5 ^- O^*^- !•> 1845. 

[Family 202.) Albert Gallatin Hall^, pedigree as above : b. 
April 19, 1804; d. Sept. 10, 1871 ; m., Sept. 26, 1826, Emily 
Walker^ of Whiting, Vt., cousin to Lucy. Mr, Hall went to 
Rochester in 1828, and became associated with Samuel Chipman in 
the publication of a religious paper : the next year he became con- 
nected with the Third Presbyterian church, and was one of the 
earliest members; the record of the Sunday school showing that he 
was an active and earnest worker ; he was the first secretary and 
treasurer, and once or twice chosen superintendent. While en- 
gaged in printing he pursued theological studies, and fitted himself 
for the avocation of a preacher, and in 1835 was ordained and be- 
came pastor of the Presbyterian church of Penfield. In February, 
1840, he succeeded Rev. Mr. Mack as pastor of the Third church 
of Rochester, and continued to hold that position, and a high place 
in the affections of his congregation, and the respect of all christian 
people, until the time of his death. The church had suffered many 
vicissitudes and many pastoral changes up to the period when he was 



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installed, but has steadily prospered from that time. No one was 
more respected and esteemed as a man and a minister; he was recog- 
nized as a large-hearted and liberal minded pastor, and his discourses 
were characterized bv great vigor of thought and the thoroughness 
of their logic. Dr. Hall was verv prominent in the labors which led 
to the re-union of the two branches of the Presbyterian church ; in 
the consumation of which he greatly rejoiced. His circle of ac- 
quaintances outside his own church and congregation was very large, 
and all who knew him will mourn his loss as a wise and good man. 
The funeral ceremonies were conducted by ministers of several de- 
nominations of christians on Tuesday afternoon. The sermon was 
preached bv Rev. Dr. John C. Lord, of Buffalo, from H Timothy, 
iv,, 7, " 1 have fought a good fight ; I have kept the faith." The 
following are a few extracts from it : " Your late lamented pastor 
possessed, in an eminent degree, that courage which enabled him to 
lead rather than to follow public opinion, which led him to embrace 
and defend a position independent of its popularity. Many a time 
in this city has he stood almost, if not altogether, alone in opposition 
to men and measures, with rare courage, resisting even the prevalent 
feeling in his own congregation, while the event has ordinarily proved 
his sagacity and increased his influence." Mr. Lord here probably 
refers more particularly to Mr. Hall's opposition to Rev. Charles G. 
Finney and his measures. Mr. Finney had held a protracted meet- 
ing in this church previous to Mr. Hall's settlement, the effect of 
which was very great. And Mr. Hall's power, as well as courage, 
is fully demonstrated by his success in opposing Mr. Finney's meas- 
ures in the very center of such influence. " Dr. Hall was abhor- 
rent of cant and pretentious claims to superior sanctity ; his flashing 
eye and stern rebuke have often put to silence the ignorance of fool- 
ish men. A man of full statue himself, he loved manliness in others, 
and always respected an opponent who met him with a constancy 
and courage like his own. With an ardent temperament, and liable 
to be greatly heated in debate, he cherished no resentments He 
was placable, compassionate, a lover of good men, and a friend of 
all. With the appearance at times of sternness, he had a most 
genial nature ; he was a companionable and generous man, a fast 
friend, and a heart and hand open as the day to melting charity." Dr. 
Hall was a man who never shunned any conflict where truth and 
righteousness were involved ; he did not stop to enquire as to the 
ability of his adversary or to the probable results of his antagonism. 



284 Hall Genealogy. 

He held firmly to the old Presbyterian maxim — " duties are ours, 
events are God's." He was no dumb dog that could not bark -, he 
was no careless watcher on the walls of Zion ; he blew the trumpet 
of warning with no uncertain sound; and when he heard the in-- 
quiry of the watchman, " What of the night ?" he ever replied with 
cheerful confidence, " The morning cometh." If any man in wes- 
tern New York has steadily kept the faith without wavering, without 
fear, without discomfiture, that man was Dr. Hall. He was, as a 
debator, always influential, sometimes stormy, often eloquent ; in 
the pulpit stern and logical, joining together his premises and his con- 
clusions by an iron chain which could not be broken." 

[Extracts from the remarks of Rev. D. McLaran, of Caladonia, who knew Mr. Hall long 

and well.] 

" One of the admirable elements in Dr. Hall's character was his 
sincerity ; he hated pretence. In all he did, all he promised, all he 
thought, he was sincere. He was a plain, unpretending, upright, 
true-hearted man. As a man, as a christian, as a minister of Christ, 
as a sound theologian, as an able defender and expounder of the 
truth, as a faithful preacher of the everlasting gospel, as a judicious, 
sympathizing pastor. Dr. Hall was entitled to the confidence and 
love of our race. Intellectually he was no ordinary man ; quick' in 
perception, and penetrating in discernment, he saw at a glance the 
state 6f the question, and seldom failed to decide, with readiness and 
correctness, on which side the truth lay. He was ingenious in the 
detection of error, and successful in its refutation ; bold in proclaim- 
ing the truth and fearless in its defence. If he did not always have 
his harness on, he had it always at hand, and could don it at will; 
what, though like Saul's armor, it was large and heavy, he fitted it 
well, and handled it with ease, and never better nor to more effect 
than when his cause was most surrounded with difficulties, and his 
opponent most strongly intrenched; it was the truth for which he 
fought and not the defeat of an opponent ; it was the exposure of 
error and the confounding of iniquity, and not the illumining of his 
own name ; he loved the old truths and order and ways of the church ; 
he loved them for their own sake and their Master's sake, and wholly 
irrespective of popular suffrage ; he cared little for popular favor 
whenever it placed itself in competition to truth and righteousness. 
Allow me to say, that after a quarter of a century acquaintance with 
the subject of these remarks, and a long and extensive acquaintance 



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with the cultivated minds ot eastern and western New York, I am 
tully persuaded of the opinion that Albert G. Hall possessed one of 
the finest intellects and kindest, truest spirits of our Empire State.'' 

[Extracts from the Presbyterian of Sept. 27, 1871.] 

His mind was logical, his style terse and concise, with little rhetoric, 
he was clear and definite in his statements, apt in illustration and 
forcible in his appeals. During his earlier ministry the clearness and 
the strc.ngth of his own convictions, with surrounding circumstances, 
forced him into the arena of religious contest, though his position 
was negative rather than positive ; of defence rather than of attack. 
He was decidedly but intelligently conservative, firm as adamant in 
adhering to his views of truth, and stood a rocky rampart, almost 
alone, between his church and what he deemed dangerous errors. 
And after the storms of feeling were over, the churches of this region 
testified to his wisdom by returning to the truths and the methods, 
to which he always had anchored. He once told me "threats and 
bribes never moved me, but it was hard to bear the entreaties, and 
the upbraidings of Christians whom I loved." No ordinary mind 
could have withstood such a pressure. 

• [Extracts from the Tribute of a Friend, signed J. D. H.] 

Dr. Hall was no ordinary man \ he was an intellectual giant, with 
such mental integrity that logical deduction seemed of spontaneous 
growth ; his vigorous virtue begat peculiarity of thought and in- 
flexibility of purpose, modest to a degree, he was nevertheless, a 
positive character ; all truly great men are peculiar. No threats, 
nor storms, nor blandishments could induce him to yeild an iota of 
principle ; he was firm to the borders of self-sacrifice, in support of 
his religious views and doctrines. His sermons were models of clear 
thought, logical deductions, instructive theology and practical wisdom, 
enforced by genuine pathos, many of them were bold and original 
in conception and design, and always self-sustained. When recently 
he visited San Francisco the stern and honest orthodoxy of this 
Christian minister in its simple purity drew crowds of eager auditors 
from that heterogeneous population ; he said of himself, " I have 
always tried to preach the gospel of Jesus, pure and simple, and 
nothing else." He was always a genial and delightful companion ; 
and a truer, safer friend never trod the earth, save only his Divine 
Lord. It must not be imagined that he ever lacked the most 
generpus impulses of the soul, indeed his sympathies were so great. 



286 Hall Genealogy. 

and easily touched, that he had a peculiar dread of exhibiting emotion 
lest he might be overcome and appear unmanly. At times apparent 
indifference was the result of real deep seated tenderness pent up at 
the fountain ; his large symetrical form contained a heart from which 
streams of love flowed far beyond its boundaries ; his was a heart in 
which children and childrens' children have often disported themselves 
in childhoods own joyousness. A biography of his home life would 
disclose elements of lovliness of character, depth of devotion, in- 
stances of discerning delicacy, that would surround his nartie with 
golden beauty ; in his home life he shone with a luster of which the 
world knew but little •, he was the most watchful, tender, self- 
sacrificing, and far sighted parent, and grand parent. Children 
were : 

I. Theodore Francis, b. Oct. 20, 1827 (Family 227). 2. Sarah 
E., b. Sept. 15, 1832 (Family 228). 3. Emma Louisa, b. Sept. 11, 
1838 (Family 229). 

[Family 203.) Esther Louisa Hall^, pedigree as above, m , 
Jan. II, 1832, Edmund HoUister^ son of Isaac HoUister, of Gran- 
ville, son of Joseph, of Colchester, Conn. He was captain of a 
rifle company. Edmund is a cabinet maker and farmer. Removed 
to Port Byron, 111. Children were : 

I. Lucy Cornelia. 2. Emma Louisa. 3. Albert G. 4. Ed- 
mund. 5. Nathaniel, d. from wounds which he received in the 
battle of Shiloh, while in the war for the Union. 

{Family 204.) Theodore Francis Hall?, pedigree as above : 
b. Nov. 9, 1809, lives at Blue Rapids, Kansas ; m., Nov. 22, 1838, 
Rosina C. Dunton^ of Rome, N. Y., d. in Rochester, N. Y., Sept. 
9, 1840 ; m., 2d, Nov. 17, 1843, Clarissa^ dau. of Gen. Micah 
Brooks, of Brooks Grove, Livingston Co., N. Y. Theodore F. 
Hall went to Rochester, N. Y., in 1832, and with George Roberts 
established the first dry goods store in the place. He was an active 
member of the Brick church, and one of its first trustees. He 
removed to Livingston county in 1847, and soon after to Allegany 
county, occupying many positions of trust and usefulness. In i86o' 
he returned to Rochester, and was owner of a flourishing manufac- 
tory until 1 87 1, when he removed to Blue Rapids, Kansas. He 
resided there in 1878 when he was a Commissioner to the General 
Assembly of the Presbyterian Church, as an'elder. Children were : 

I. Fanny Rosina, b. March, i840i d. Nov. g, 1841. 2. Mary, 



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b. Aug. 22, 1843 ' ^- ^^^y ^^1 1872. 3. Elizabeth Brooks, b. 
March 23, 1845. 4- Theodore Francis, b, Sept. i6, 1848, at 
Brooks Grove. He graduated at Rochester College, 1868. 

{Family 20^.) Cynthia Mason Hall?, pedigree as above: b. 
Oct. 6, 1816 ; m., June 22, 1837, James R. Noble^ of Tinmouth, 
Vt., and had : 

I. Frances. 2. Charles. 3. George. 4. Mary. 5. Cornelia. 

[Family 206.) Augustus Ferdinand Hall?, pedigree as above : 
b. Aug. II, 18 18 ; 'd. March 4, 1852 ; m. Oct. 1845, Marion G. 
Symson, of Greece, Monroe Co., N. Y. He was a minister of 
the gospel, and died while supplying the church at Webster, near 
Rochester. Children were : 

I. Augustus Ferdinand, b. Sept. 10, 1846. 2. Harriet Cynthia, 
b. Jan. 18, 1849 ; d. April 9, 1872. 3. Willis Nathaniel, b. Aug. 
22, 1851 ; lives at Titusville, Pa. 

{Family 207.) Elizabeth A. Hall', pedigree as above : b. July 
26, 1823; d. about 1875 ; m., ist, Oct. 5, 1847, Merritt Norton, 
of Tinmouth, Vt. He died April, 1850, leaving one son, Theo- 
dore Mason, who is in business in Boston ; m., 2d, Augustus Frank 
Cramer, of Middle Granville, N. Y., and had : 

Charles, b. about i860, who is in business in Boston. 

{Family 208.) Edward Hall?, Adin\ Richard^, Nathaniel^ 
Theophilus^, William^, John'; b. Jan. 10, 1812 ; lives at Chester, 
Mass.; m., June, 1835, Olive Kellogg. Children were : 

I. Adelaide. 2. Eleanor. 3. Lucy. 4. Eva. 5. Adin. 6. 
Darwin. 7. Edward. 8. Frederic. 9. William. 

[Family 209.) E. Darwin Hall?, pedigree as above : b. Oct. 
18, 1817; m., 1845, Emeline Sprague. He studied medicine at 
Castleton Medical School, Vt., and practices his profession in New 
Haven, Vt. He has kindly sent me the record of his grandfather's 
posterity. Children were : 

I. Francis. 2. Genevieve. 3. Mary A. 

[Family 210.) Henry C. Hall?, Lemuel^, Theophilus^ : b. July 
20, 1804 ; d. Aug. 24, 1871 ; m., Dec. 16, 1833, Orrilla Simmonds. 
Resided in Man>field, Conn. Children were : 

I. Julia J., b. Dec. 24, 1834 ; m. Charles A. Brown, of Cov- 
entry, Conn., and had, i. Selah, b. April 26, 185$; ii. Charles H., 
d. ae. 3 years. 2. Delia J., b. Sept. 14, 1836; m., June, 1857, 
Joseph P. Barrows. 3. Sarah A., b. April 14, 1839 ; m., Jan., 



288 Hall Genealogy. 

1873, Lyman G. Rindge, 4. Henry E., b. Dec. 25, 1841 ; un- 
married ; lives in Mansfield with his mother; is a farmer; was a 
soldier in the war for the Union in 6th Regiment, Connecticut Vol- 
unteers ; was taken prisoner by the rebel cavalry in the battle of 
Drury's Bluffs, May, 1864, and taker, to Andersonville prison, 
where he was kept for six months and had been reduced to a skele- 
ton, and was then exchanged. 5. Herbert C, b. Nov. 28, 1844 
(Family 230). 6. Annie E., b. March 28, 1851. 

{Family 21 1.) Julius Hall^, pedigree as above : d. Feb. i, 1852 ; 
m., Nov. 29, 1832, Emeline Brown. Residence, Mansfield, Conn. 
Children were : 

I. Julius, b. 1835 ; d. April 28, 1856. 2. Cornelia, b. March, 
1841 ; m. Capt. Charles Fenton, son of Horace; he was captain 
of Company D, 21st Regiment, Connecticut Volunteers, in the 
war for the Union. 

Eighth Generation. 

[Family -2X2.) Enos Hall^, Joseph^, Joseph'^, Josephs, Joseph^, 
Joseph^, John*, John': m. Sally Sears. Lived in Ashfield, Mass., 
and had one child, Ellen T. 

[Family 213.) Alvan Hall*, pedigree as above: m. Rhoda 
Thwing. Lived in Ashfield. Children were : 

I. Franklin. 2. Henry. 3. Alvan. 4. Isabell. 5. Harriet. 

[Family 214.) Edward S. Hall^, Lot^, Joseph*, Josephs, Joseph'^j 
Josephs, John% John' : m. Catherine McChesney ; lived in Ashfield. 
Children were : 

I. Lot. 2. Walter. 3. Ella M. 

[Family 215.) George Clinton Hall^, -Barnabas^, Joseph*, 

Josephs, Joseph'*, Joseph^, John% John^ : m. Swan ; lived in 

Ashfield. Children were : 

I. Homer. 2. John. 3. Barnabas. 

[Family 216.) Barnabas Hall^, pedigree as above : lived in 
Ashfield, Mass. Children were : 

I. Frederic. 2. Addison G. 3. Clinton. 4. Charles. 

[Family 217.) Joseph Hall^, Seth?, Joseph*, Josephs, Joseph'*, 
Josephs, John% John': b. in Ashfield, June i, 1828; he entered 
Williams College, in 1851, but was prevented from graduating on 
account of ill health ; he spent three years at the south, 1854, '55, 
'56, a portion of which time he improved by studying in the Uni- 



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versity of Louisiana, at New Orleans. From 1858 to 1863, he 
taught in the Connecticut Literary Institute at Suffield, Conn. In 
i860, he received the honorary degree of A. M., from Brown Uni- 
versity, Providence, R. L, and again in 1875, from Trinity College, 
Hartford, Conn. He commenced teaching in the public high 
school of Hartford, Conn., in 1863, and the next year was appointed 
its principal ; in 1872, he was appointed State chemist, and still holds 
both positions ; he has very kindly sent me the record of his near of 
kin, in Ashfield ; he m., 1856, Orv'illa Bassett ; and had one son, 
Joseph Barnard, b. 1868. 

[Family 218.) Addison G. Hall^, pedigree as before: b. Sept. 
15, 1829, and is a farmer of Ashfield ; m. Mary Ann Smith. Child- 
ren were : 

I. Charles A, 2. Luther S. 3. Edward C. 4. Belle. 5. 
Mary A. 

{Family 219.) George Hall^, pedigree as last given: b. Aug. 
23, 1833 ; he is the New York agent of the Red Line Transit Co., 
office at 252 Broadway, New York; m. Electa Fisk ; and had 
George F. 

[Family 220.) Edmund Hall^, Edmund?, Edmund^, Edmund^, 
Joseph^, Joseph^, John% John' : b. Jan. 14, 1799 ; d. April 3, 1878 ; 
m., Nov., 1822, Sukey, dau. of Thomas Snow ; lived in West 
Brewster, Mass. ; he followed the sea, and later in life was a manu- 
facturer of salt. Children were : 

I. Samuel S., b. Aug. 21, 1824 (Family 231). 2. Susan, b. June 
3, 1831 ; m., Aug. 19, 1854, Charles, son of Thomas Sears, and 
lives in Brewster. 3. Edmund F., b. July 6, 1837 (Family 232). 

[Family 221.) Samuel Hall^, Edward?, as above : b. Oct. 25, 
1804; lives in Brewster; m., Dec. 22, 1831, Betsey, dau. of Seth 
Clark ; he followed the sea, and in later years was a manufacturer 
of salt. Children were b. in West Brewster : 

I. Gideon C, b. Dec. 3, 1832 ; m., Jan. 31, 1866, Ruth, dau. of 
Augustus Paine ; lives in Brewster, and is a fisherman ; had one 
child, Emily C, b. Sept. 26, 1869. 2. Isaac W., b. Dec. 3, 1838 ; 
m., Feb. 3, 1870, Amanda, dau. of Eben Baker, lives in Brewster, 
and is a fisherman, had one child, Willis, b. Jan. i, 1871. 

[Family 222.) Christopher Hall^, Thomas?, Edmund'', as 
before : b. March 8, 1809 ; d. May 15, 1857, ^' 4^ '■> ^i J"ly 26, 
1835, Betsey Hall Crowell^ of East Dennis, Mass. ; he was a sea 
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290 Kail Genealogy. 

captain and, ship owner and president of a bank ; he has taken time in 
his busy life to interest himself in his family genealogy ; lives in 
Dennis, Mass. Children were : 

I. Kezia Hambling, b. May, 3, 1839 ; d. Oct. 14, 1844. '^• 
Thomas Franklin, b. June 23, 1841 (Family 233). 3. Joshua, b. 
April 6, 1843 '■> ^- J""^ ^' 1864, at sea. 4. Charles, b. Jan. 24, 
1845 (Family 234). 5. Christopher Walter, b. Feb. 23, 1847 
(Family 235). 6. Brenard Barton, b. March 2, 1849 i ^- Dec. 15, 
1864. 7. Crowell Austin, b. June 17, 1851; d. Jan. 20, 1852. 

{Family 223.) Henry C. Hall^ Samuel W.?, Jonathan^, Samuels, 
DanieH, Joseph^, John% John' : lived in Ashfield, Mass., m. Amanda 
Ferry. Children were : 

I. William M. 2. Henry C. 3. George G. 

[Family 224.) JoNATHiiN C. Hall^, Daniel?, Gershom^, Seths, 
Gershom^, Jonathan^, Gershom*, John' : b. 18 11 in Harwich, Mass. 
He was a master mariner, of Harwich. Children were : 

I. Daniel, b. Feb. 28, 1837. 2. Gershom, b. Oct., 1843. 3. 
Bethia, b. Jan 7, 1847 > '^- Albert Nickerson. 4. Jonathan C, b. 
Feb. 22, 1849. 5- Hortense, b. Dec. 19, 1857 » "^- Christopher 
Baker. 

[Family 225.) Cyrus Hall^, pedigree as above : b. in Harwich, 
181 8 ; he was a master mariner, removed to Framingham, 1864, and 
in 1870, to Yarmouth. Children were: 

I. Cordelia. 2. Augustine. 3. Ruth. 4. Mary. 5. Cyrus. 
6. Sarah L. 7. Hattie. 

[Family 226.) Nathaniel Hall^, Nathaniel?, Nathaniel*, Na- 
thaniels, NathanieH, Theophilus^, William', John' : b. May 22, 
1829, in Grees e, now part of Rochester ; m., Sept. 15, 1859, Ellen 
M. Medbury, of Sherburn, b. May 11, 1838, in New Berlin, N. Y. 
Mr, Hall went to Buffalo 1849, ^^^ ^ clerk two years, and Jan., 
1852, became the first deputy comptroller of the city, and held the 
office for six years, then resigned it, to enter upon his present busi- 
ness, which is that of special agent for the Railman's Passenger Assur- 
ance Company (1876). He has very kindly sent me much informa- 
tion concerning his near relations. His mother's youngest brother 
was the late Judge Jesse Walker, of Buffalo, who died there 1850. 
Children were : 

I. Grace Louisa, b. Oct. i2, 1861. 2. Herbert Nathaniel, b. 
Oct. 3, 1863; d. June 29, 1866. 3. Albert Medbury, b. Nov. 
22, 1864; d. March 24, 1865. 4. Edward Augustus, b. May 16, 



Halls of Tar 7nouth. 291 

1867. 5. Jessie Cornelia, b. May 24, 1869. 6. Lucy Agnes, b. 
Aug. 16, 1870. 7. George Mason, b. Dec, 2, 1871 ; d. Dec. 9, 
1871. 8. Nathaniel Parker, b. April 24, 1874. 

{Family 227.) Theodore Francis Hall^, Albert G.^, Nathaniel^, 
Nathaniels, Nathaniel, Theophilus^, William^, John' : b. Oct. 20, 
1827; d. March 9, 1869; residence Rochester ; m., May 17, 1854, 
Sarah Ray^ of Rochester, and had one daughter, Sarah Louisa, b. 
Feb. 6, 1856, she lives with her mother in Lyons, Wayne Co., 
N. Y. Mr. Hall was a skillful and beloved physician of Rochester. 
The peculiar characteristics of his boyhood were filial love, benevo- 
lence and gratitude, and these traits grew and ripened with his growth, 
until in manhood, they drew around him very many devoted friends. 
He made a profession of his faith, and was admitted to his father's 
church at the age of sixteen years. He possessed an unusually bright 
and active mind, and spent his youth in the acquisition of those full 
stores of knowledge which so eminently qualified him for future use- 
fulness. He graduated at Union College in 1850 and immediately 
applied himself to the study of medicine, and received the degree of 
M.D. at the New York Medical College, in 1854, and in the 
spring of the same year opened an office for the practice of his pro- 
fession in Rochester and obtained full employment. He was highly 
esteemed by the public, as well as by his professional brethren as a 
learned and honorable physician. To his patients he was peculiarly 
endeared as well by the tender sympathy he manifested, as by the 
confidence which his skill inspired. He served nine months in the 
war for the Union as surgeon of the 140th Reg. N. Y. Vols., and 
was present doing duty at the Battle of Fredericksburgh. On the 
25th of Feb., 1869, he was obliged to remain at home on account 
ut an attack of rheumatism, which was supposed to be slight ; the 
disease however developed an inflammatory type, and from day to 
day increased in severity until he died, in a little over one week. He 
died in the fulness of his usefulness, and his loss was deeply felt. 

{^Family 228.) Sarah E. Hall^, pedigree as above : b. Sept. 15, 
1832; m., Sept. 15, 1852, JV. C. P. Whitings a lawyer of Buffalo, 
N. Y. He d. in San Francisco, Cal., about 1873. Children were: 

I. Lillie E., b. July 21, 1853, at Buffalo; m., Nov. 15, 1871, 
Austin Requa, of San Francisco, Cal. 2. Jeannette F. Cleveland, 
b. at Buffalo, Dec. 22, 1854; m., Dec. 21, 1872, Augustine Car- 
penter, of San Francisco, Cal. 3. Francis Hall, b. at Rochester, 
N. Y., Dec. 6, 1859. 



292 Hall Genealogy, 

Mrs. Sarah E. Whiting's address is Rochester, N. Y., care of 
Edward Harris, Esq. 

[Family 229.) Emma Louisa Hall^, pedigree as above: b. Sept. 
II, 1836 or 8; m.. May 15, i860, Edward Harris, a. lawyer of 
Rochester. Children were : 

I. Albert Hall, b. July 4, 1861. 2. Henry R., b. Nov. 24, 
1862; d. Dec. 6,1862. 3. Mary Elizabeth, b. Feb. 28, 1864. 
4. Francis James, b. Dec. 24, 1866. 5. Richard Ba;^ter, b. Dec. 
24, 1866. 6. Emily Louisa, b. Jan. 4, 1872. 7. Edward, b. 
June 19, 1875. 

[Family 230.) Herbert C. Hall^, Henry C.?, Lemuel^, Theo- 
philus*, Isaac*, Theophilus^, William*, John' : b. in Mansfield, Conn., 
1844; d. May, 1880 ; m., May 15, 1873, Caroline //., dau. of John 
and Maria Claik, of Brooklyn, N. Y. He was a farmer of Mans- 
field, not in very good circumstances, and of inferior education, 
but was of a generous disposition, and possessed much general 
sympathy with his fellowmen. He was early inclined to investigate 
local history, and became very fond of antiquarian pursuits. He has 
very kindly procured and sent me the records of the Halls who have 
lived in Mansfield, and near by. He was taken with bleeding from 
the lungs occasioned by over work, which proved fatal in less than 
a year. Children were : 

I. Blanch B., b. xMay 9, 1874. 2. George H., b. March 28, 
1876. 3. Wealthy J., b. Sept. 28, 1877. 

Ninth Generation. 

[Family 231.) Samuel S. Hall^, Edmund^, Edmund'', Edmund^, 
Edmunds, Joseph'*, Joseph^, John^, John': b. Aug. 21, 1824 ^ d. 
April 3, 1878 ; m., Dec. 17, 1848, Thankful S., dau. of Constant 
Sears ; residence Brewster, Mass., was a shoemaker and became a 
salt manufacturer. Children were : 

I. Helen A., b. Jan. 3, 1850. 2. Thomas S., b. Jan. 27, 1852; 
m., Oct. 30, 1876, Susie P. Reynolds, and has one child Samuel 
A.'°, b. Apr;! 7, 1878 ; residence at Fall River, and is a dealer in 
boots and shoes. 3. Samuel C, b. Jan. 18, 1854 ; residence in 
Westfield, Mass. 4. Charles E., b. Sept. 23, 1855; m., Nov. 5, 
1875, Abbie D., dau. of William Parker, and has one child Frederic 
E.'°, b. May 14, 1876 ; he is a manufacturer of salt at Brewster, " 
Mass. 5. Frederick, b. June 14, 1858. 6. Susie D., b. Nov. 5, 



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i860. 7. Elisha S., b. Nov. 4, 1861. 8. James C, b. Aug. 5, 
1867. 

[Family 232.) Edmund F. Hall^, pedigree as above : b. July 6, 
1839 ; m., Jan. 22, 1863, Julia IV. ^ dau. of Timothy Jarvis ; resi- 
dence Brewster, and is a carpenter and salt manufacturer. Children 
were : 
L I. George F., b. Aug. 22, 1867. 2. Arthur S., b. April 8, 1869. 
3. Julia E., b. Sept. 24, 1878. 

[Family 233.) Thomas F. Hall^, Christopher^, Thomas^ Ed- 
mund^, Edmunds, Joseph'*, Joseph^, John% John' : b. June 23, 1841 ; 
m., Nov. 28, 1865, Amelia J. Crow e II ; b. Oct. 16, 1842 ; was a 
ship captain, removed to Omaha, Neb., was a manufacturer, became 
member of legislature of Nebraska, and is now 1880, the postmaster 
of Omaha. He has sent me the record of his grandfather's posterity, 
and a printed copy of a Hall coat of arms obtained by his father in 
Liverpool, Eng. ; there is no evidence that it belongs to his branch 
of the Hall family. He has one child : 
L I. Mary L., b. Aug. 11, 1874. 

[Family 234.) Charles Hall?, pedigree as above : b. Jan. 24, 
1845 ; m.,Nov. 28, 1865, Lydia Howes., of East Dennis -, he followed 
the sea, and afterward engaged in manufacturing. Children were : 

I. Joshua Brenard, b. Oct. 4, 1866. 2. Blanch E., b. July 7, 
1872. 3. Susan Howes, b. Feb. 25, 1875. 
r [Family 235.) Christopher W. Hall^, pedigree as above : b. 
Feb. 23, 1847; "^'i J*^"^ '? 1869, Deborah B. Howes^ of East 
Dennis, Mass. Children were : 

I. Christopher, b. Dec, 6, 1870. 2. Marion L., b. April 3,1873. 
3. Walter L., b. Feb. 21, 1878. 



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294 ^^// Genealogy. 



THE POSTERITY OF W'dMARY HALL, 

OF CAMBRIDGE AND CONCORD, MASS. 

Widow Mary Hall, is first mentioned by William Wilcox of 
Cambridge, in his will made 1653; '" which he bequeaths her 20 
shillings, and to her son William and daughter Susan 10 shillings 
each. 

She was a member in full communion of the church of Cambridge 
when William Wilcox made his will, as he calls her " Sister Widow 
Hall. And Rev. Mr. Mitchell in his new roll of members after the 
church records were burned in 1658, makes mention of Widow 
Mary Hall, as a member in full communion, and adds that her 
children being of adult years when she was admitted, were not bap- 
tized, of whom two, John and Susanna have since been admitted to 
the church of Concord. 

In 1662 Widow Mary Hall received a grant of land from the town 
of Cambridge. 

Her son William having died in 1667, she petitioned the court to 
order a division of his property for her benefit. It appears from the 
papers found in the probate office at Cambridge, that she had as- 
signed her property to her son William in consideration of her sup- 
port during her life, and that she lived with him in Concord at the 
time of his death. 

The paper was found on an upper shelf, filed with several others 
"No. 11-1688, 10-5, petition of Mary Hall of Concord, mother of 
William, deceased." The 1688 might have been intended for 1668. 
The paper seems to have been made by an attorney, but signed by 
her own hand very plainly without any ornamentation, and giving 
evidence that she was accustomed to use her pen. 

It is not known who her husband was, but tradition asserts that he 
came with his family in the same ship with his brother John, to 
Charlestown, Mass., in 1630, descendants of the two families, settled 
in Sutton, Mass., and in Granville, N. Y., have claimed a relation- 
ship to each other. There is no name of Hall, on any of the early 



Halls of Cambridge and Concord. 295 

records of Massachusetts which gives any probability of being his, 
except that of " Mr, Nathaniel Hall " to whom the town of Dor- 
chester assigned Sept. i, 1634, a lot of three acres which had been 
previously assigned to Capt. Lovell. This is the only time that the 
name of " Mr. Nathaniel Hall" is mentioned in any of the records. 
The honorable prefix of Mr. (which was accorded to only a very 
few) shows that he held a very respectable rank in society. 

The names of the children of Widow Mary Hall appear to have 
been as follows: i. John, b. about 1626 or 7 (See Halls of Med- 
ford). 2. Sjsanna, member of the church of Concord. 3. Wil- 
liam who lived in Concord in 1653, and m. there Oct. 14, 1758, 
Sarah Merriam and d. March 10, 1667, leaving no children, 4. 
Stephen, who lived in Concord : m., Dec. 3, 1663, and removed to 
Stow (See Halls of Stow) ; and il; is somewhat probable that Isabe^ 
Hall who m. Francis Whitmore, of Cambridge, b. 1625, was the 
dau. of Widow Mary Hall. Francis Whitmore was a kinsman to 
Thomas Whitmore or Wetmore who m. Sarah, dau. of John Hall 
of Middletown, Conn. 

It is to be hoped that something more may be found in the records 
ot Massachusetts, concerning Widow Mary Hall and Mr. Nathaniel 
Hall. Perhaps something satisfactory might be found in the records 
of Coventry, Warwickshire, England. 

If any doubt should arise on examining the records of Coventry 
concerning Widow Mary Hall or Mr. Nathaniel Hall having lived 
there, the records of St. Edmuns Berry where William Wilcox came 
from, and where Bishop Joseph Hall lived, might be examined with 
a possibility of success. 

The Hall family of Warwickshire is not as old a family as that of 
Kent. 



296 Hall Genealogy, 



HALLS OF MEDFORD. 

(PART FIRST.) 
The emigrant ancestor was 

{Family i.) John Hall', son of Widow Mary Hall, of Cambridge. 
He was born in England, 1627; ^i^d in Medford, Mass., Oct. 18, 
1701, as. 74 years; m., April 2, 1656, Elizabeth, dau. of Percival 
and Ellen Green, of Cambridge. John Hall took the oath of fidelity 
in Middlesex Co., 1652, and in the same year the town of Cambridge 
apportioned to him 20 acres of church land in Billerica. He resided in 
Concord, Mass., several years previous to 1667 when he returned to 
Cambridge, and in 1675 removed to Medford, about eight miles from 
Boston, where he purchased a farm of Caleb Hobert, June 27, 1675, 
and gave a mortgage on it the same day for X260, and which he paid 
May 2, 1681. 

The records of Medford begin in 1674, but very little is written 
before 1677, when John Hall was chosen constable and selectman, 
which at that time were the most important offices of the town. 

Dea. Thomas Willis and John Hall were chosen selectmen, 
March 12, 1690. In 1699 J«hn Hall made his will, dividing his 
large landed estate between hia sons, who were to pay his daughter's 
portions in money, and his widow Elizabeth had rights reserved for 
her during her hfe, and had the use of a portion of the house and 
cellar; Stephen and Thomas had the house and land near it; the 
house was situated a kw rods east of the railroad depot in West 
Medford, and was demolished many years ago, and the old cellar 
filled up in 1876.; Daniel A. Gleason who married a descendant of 
John Hall, owns a house and lot in Medford near where the old 
house stood. 

In the old burying ground in Medford, is a thick slate grave- 
stone about as wide as it is high, and arched at the top, in the 
arch is a death's head, under which stands an hour glass, flanked by 
two winged figures ; at one of the upper corners is written " Me- 
mento Mori," at the other " Fugit hora," and on the body of the 
stone is engraved as follows : 



Halls of Medford {Part First), 297 

" Here lies the body of John Hall, aged 74 years, 

Died the i8th of Oct., 1701. 

The memory of the Just is blessed." 

By the side of this stone is another on which is engraved " In 
memory of Elizabeth, wife of John Hall, who died Feb. 4, 1713, in 
the 74th year of her age." , 

And on the other side of the first mentioned stone is a smaller one 
" In memory of William Hall aged 19 years who died Jan. 4, 1683." 

For these descriptions and others in Medford grave yard, we are 
indebted to Miss Lydia R. Stone, of Medford. 

Children of John and Elizabeth Hall were: 

I. Elizabeth, b. July 18, 1658; m., John Oldham. 2, John, 
b. Dec. 13, 1660 (Family 2). 3. William, b. about 1664 ; d. Jan. 

4, 1683, ^s. 19 years. 4. Nathaniel, b. May 7, 1666 (Family 3). 

5. Mary, b. in Cambridge, May 23, 1668 ; m. John, son of Hum 
phry Bradshaw, of Cambridge, and had 13 children ; he d. March 
19, 1745, ae. 80; she d. April 18, 1848, ae. 80 years. 6. Stephen, 
b. 1670 (Family 4). 7. Percival, b. in Cambridge, Feb. 11, 1672 
(Family 5). 8. Susanna. 9 Jonathan, b. Sept. 28, 1677 (Family 
6). 10. Sarah, b. March 31, 1679; d. March, 1764, ae. 85; m., 
Dec. 2, 1702, Benjamin Pierce, of Medford, and had, i. Benjamin, 
b. April 7, 1707; ii. Sarah, b. March ii, 1710-, iii. Eleanor, b. 
Feb. 13, 1 712; iv. Thomas, b. Aug. 11, 1714; v. Susannah, b. 
Jan. 29, 1717. II. Thomas, b. Nov. 16, 1681 (Family 7). 

Second Generation. 

{Family 2.) John Hall% John' : b. in Concord, Mass., Dec. 13, 
1660 ; d. Nov. 14, 1720 ; m. 'Jemima^ dau. of Capt. Joseph Syll or 
Sill : she d. Dec. 12, 1712, in the 46th year of her age ; he was the 
administrator of his father's estate, and was called John Hall, Jun.; 
lived in Medford. Children were : 

I. John, b. Sept. 11, 1689 ; d. Oct. 2, 1689. 2. John, b. Sept. 
19, 1690 (Family 8, Part secbnd). 3. William, b. June 24, 1692 j 
d. Oct. 4, 1694. 4. William, b. Nov. i, 1694; d. Jan. 3, 1695. 



Note. Percival and Ellen Green each 32 years old, came in the ship Susan, to New 
England, in 1635. He was a husbandman, and was made freeman in 1636. He died 
Dec. 25, 1639, leaving his widow Ellen (who married Thomas Fox after she was 50 years 
of age) and two children John and Elizabeth. John had a family and removed to Lan- 
caster or Leicester, Worcester Co. He was the father of Percival Green, who died in 1684, 
aged 25 years, while a student in Harvard College. (See gravestone in Cambridge.) Eliza- 
beth married John Hall. 



298 Hall Genealogy. 

5. Elizabeth, b. June 10, 1696. 6. Andrew, b. Maj 5, 1698 
(Family 9, Part Third). 7. Jemima, b. Oct. 8, 1700; m., Jan. 
14, 1725, Z. Alden, of Boston. 8. Joseph, b. Nov. 30, 1702. 9. 
Stephen, b. Jan. 19, 1704 (Family 10) (Part Fourth). 10. Martha, 
b. Aug. 20, 1706. 

[Family 3.) Nathaniel Hall*, John': b. May 7, 1666; d. 
April 14, 1725, ae. nearly 59 years; m., April 16, 1690, Elizabeth, 
dau. of Richard and Frances Cutter, b. March i, 1669 ; d. Nov. 17, 
1742 (See Cutter Family, p 36) ; residence in Mcdford. Children 
were : 

I. Elizabeth, b. Jan. 9, 1691. 2. Nathaniel, b. Oct. 25, 1694 ; 
d. Sept. 22, 1773, ae. 78 ; in his will he gave £210, to his brother 
William, =£133, I2j. lod., to the heirs of his sister Elizabeth, .£154, 
bs. 8^., to the heirs of his sister Susanna, X161, 71. 4^., to his sister 
Sarah, £167, lOs. 8^., to the heirs of his sister Tabitha. 3. Susanna, 
b. Aug., 1696. 4. Sarah, b. Sept, 8, 1698. 5. Tabitha, b. Nov. 
9, 1699 ; m , Sept. 16, 1723, William Branford. 6. William, b. 
Jan. 4, 1704 ; in his will probated Oct. 21, 1784, he gave one-half 
of his property to William Hall Blanchard, and the other half to 
John Bishop and John Bishop, Jr. 

{Family ^.^ Stephen Hall', John': b. 1670 ; d. Sept. 3, 1755, 

ae. 85 ; m., ist, Elizabeth ,• d. May 14, 1 716, ae. 42 ; m., 2d, 

Elizabeth^ dau. of Timothy and Elizabeth Fowle, b. Sept. 28, 1681 ; 
d. Feb. 3, 1764; she had been m., March 2, 1699, to Timothy 
Walker, of Woburn ; b. June 16, 1672 ; d. June 19, 1706 ; they 
were the parents of Elizabeth, m., Capt. John Hall, and of Abigail, 
m. Andrew Hall ; Stephen Hall resided on the homestead in Med- 
ford, was a lieutenant ; he made his will July 26, 1750, in which 
he gave all of his property to his wife during her life, after her de- 
cease it was to go to his son Stephen, except X46, 131. 4^2'., which 
was to go to his daughter Mary and her heirs, the executors of his 
will were his son Stephen and Stephen Hall, Jr., probably the son 
of John Hall, Jr. Children were : 

I. Mary, b. April 17, 1719. 2. Stephen, b. Aug., 1721 (Family 
11) (Part fifth). 3. Sarah, b. Oct. 14, 1724; d. Aug. 20,1725- 
4. Elizabeth, b. Dec. 19, 1728 ; d. Sept. 9, 1749. 

[Family 5.) Percival Hall*, John': b. in Cambridge, Feb. ir, 
1672; d. in Sutton, Mass., Dec. 25,1752, ae. 80 years; m., in 
Woburn, Oct. 18, 1697, yane, dau. of Thomas and Grace (Tay) 
Willis, b. Oct., 1677, d. Oct. 28, 1757,26.80 years (see Note 



Halls of Medford [Fart First). 299 

on Willis family), Percival Hall, of Medford, owned the covenant 
of the church of Cambridge in order to have his children baptized; 
and son Percival w^as baptized Nov. 20, 1698 ; he and his wife were 
admitted to full communion Dec. 31, 1699; he was one of the 
founders of the church of Medford, Feb. 11, 17 13, and was chosen 
deacon in place of his father-in-law Thomas Willis, who resigned 
on account of old age, March g, 1720. He was proprietor of Sutton 
in 1720, and removed to that place in the fall of 1720, or in the 
following spring; was dismissed from the church of Medford, Dec. 
3, 1721, and with his wife was admitted to the church of Sutton, 
the same mont.h, and not long after was chosen the 2d deacon of 
that church ; he became a very prominent and efficient man in both 
church and town affairs. He appeared to be the chief means of 
the settlement of his kinsman Rev. David Hall, from Yarmouth, 
over the church of Sutton ; he was a very large landed proprietor, 
and represented the town in General Court (see History of Sutton). 
His grandson Jonathan Hall, of Windsor, Vt , said " that he was a 
short, thick man, and a great worker." His grave is near that of 
his son Willis in the burying ground near the meeting house in 
Sutton Center, but there is no grave stone erected to his memory. 
Those of his posterity who feel an interest in having a suitable 
monument set up at his grave will do well to write to Gardner Hall, 
of Sutton, on the subject. His children were : 



Note. The Willii Family. The name is written on the records of Cambridge, Willow, 
Willows, and Willoes, the name should be spelled Willow, and is quite another name than 
Wyllys, which is generally ipelled Willis. But his descendants prefer to be called Willis 
rather than Willow. George Willow (Willis) the emigrant ancestor was born in England 
about 1 602, and came to Cambridge about 1 628, although the formation of the town was not 
until 1630. In 1688 he stated that he was 86 years old and had lived in Cambridge 60 
years. He m., ist., fVidozv Jane Palphry, the mother of John Palphry, some of whose 

descendants have been men of distinction ; m., 2d, Sarah , who survived him. George 

Willis and wife Jane were members of the church of Cambridge in full communion before 
1658, when the church records were burned. He made his will Sept. 17, 1690, and it 
was probated Oct. 7, 1690. He left two sons, I. Thomas, b. Dec. 28, 1638; 2. Stephen, 
b. Oct. 14, 1644, and both had families. Thomas m. Grace, dau. of William and Grace 
(Newell) Tay. William Tay was b. 1 608 ; d. 1 68 3, lived in Boston in i 643 ; m., in Rox- 
bury, Sept. 14, 1644, Grace, dau. of Abraham Newell. Thomas was a house wright and lived 
in Billerica several years and removed to Medford before 171 3 when he was one of the 
founders of the church, and was chosen its firit deacon. He died Aug. 14, 1725. His 
wife Grace was born Aug. 23, 1645, and died Jan. 23, 17 16, ae. 70 years (see grave- 
stone Medford). Their dau. Grace, m. Stephen Hall, of Medford, " Stow Hall " so called 
(see Halls of Stow). 



300 Hall Genealogy. 

I. Percival, b. Nov. i8, bap. Nov. 20, 1698 ; d. May 5, 1738, and 
was buried in the family grave yard on his father's farm ; m., Dec. 
18, 1726, Lydia Bounds, had no children ; he was admitted to the 
church of Sutton, March 29, 1730. 2. Jane, b. May 5, 1700 
(Family 12, Part 6). 3. Elizabeth (Family 13, Part 6j. 4. 
Mary, m., 1726, Thomas Rice ; and d. 1749 ; she had two child- 
ren, i. Mary, b. April 20, 1727 ; ii. Hannah, b. March 5, 1729 ; 
in the Leland papers we find that she m. Joseph Willard, and lived 
to be 90 years of age ; Thomas Rice m. 2d, and had a large family. 
5. Martha, m., March 31, 1734, Joseph Willard, probably lived in 
Worcester. 6. Stephen, b. April 2, 1709 (Family 14, Part 7). 7. 
Abigail, m., Jan. 13, 1736, Joseph Willard.. 8. Thomas, b. Aug. 
12, 1712 (Family 15, Part 8). 9. Zachfeus, b. Jan. 11, 1715 
(Family 16, Part 9). 10. Susannah, twin to Zacheus ; m., July 13, 
1736, James Holden. 11. Grace, b. Oct. 7, 1717 ; m., Noah 
Cummings ; resided in Harwich on the cape. 12. Willis, b. March 
7, 1720 (Family 17, Part 10). 

[Family 6.) Jonathan Hall^, John' : b. Sept. 28, 1677; d. Jan. 
II, 1754, ae. 76; m., 1702, Lydia^ dau of Gershom and Lydia 
(Hall) Cutter, of Cambridge, b. Sept. 14, 1682, d. Jan. 19, 1754, 
ae. 73 ; resided in Medford. Children were : 

I. Jonathan (see below). 2. Lydia, b. April 27, 1705 ; m., June 
27, 1722, James Tufts, of Charlestown. 3. Gershom, d. Dec. 9, 
1718. Jonathan' (as above) was the second baptized in the new 
meeting house in Cambridge, Oct. 20, 1705; m., ist, Feb. 17, 
1731, Elizabeth Tufts, she d. June 20, 1736, ae. 25 years ; m., 2d, 
Nov. 22, 1739, Anna Fowle, she d. Nov. 29, 1786, ae. 68; he d. 
Dec. 25, 1753; children were, i. Jonathan"*, b. Oct. 16, 1733, m. 
Mercy and had Elizabeth; ii. SamueH, b. Nov. 2, 1740, d. Oct. 
10, 1807 ; he was a printer, and had served his apprenticeship with 
his uncle Daniel Fowle, the first printer in New Hampshire ; Samuel 
Hall published in Salem, 1768, the Essex Gazette^ and in 1774 the 
Provincial Congress met at Salem, sent a committee to make inquiry 
of Samuel Hall about printing ; in 1775 he removed to Cambridge, 
where he established the New England Chronicle.^ which he removed 
to Boston the next year; in 1781 he published the Salem Gazette 
again, and in 1785. the Massachusetts Gazette ; in 1789 he opened 
a book store in Boston which he sold to Lincoln and Edmons in 
1805, to whom Gould and Lincoln succeeded; iii. Elizabeth, b. 
Oct, 22, 1742, d. Oct. 27, 1742; iv. Daniel, b. April 9, 1744, 



Halls of Medford [Part First). 301 

d. Nov. 12, 1749 ; V. Gershom, b. July 28, 1746, d. April 8, 1767 ; 
vi. Ebenezer, b. Sept. 12, 1749, d, Feb. 14, 1777, at Cambridge, 
he was a printer; vii. David, b. Dec. 9, 175 i, d. Feb. 25, 1773, 
at Cambridge ; he was a printer ; viii. A child, b. and d. Jan. 2, 1754. 

[Family 7.) Thomas Hall% John': b. Nov. 16, 1681 ; d. Jan. 
25, 1757, ae. 76; m., ist, Dec. 2, 1702, Hannah, dau. of Gershom 
and Lydia (Hall) Cutter, of Cambridge, Alass., b. Nov. 26, 1684, 
d. Dec. 21, 1704 (see Cutter family, page 87); m., 2d, Jbigail, ad- 
mitted to church communion 1710, d. Sept. 8, 1745, ae. 62 years; 
m., 3d, April 16, 1747, Elizabeth^ dau. of Eleazar Downs, of 
Charlestown, and widow of Barnabas Davis, d. Sept. 12, 1779. 
Thomas Hall inherited half of the homestead in Medford, which he 
bequeathed to his sons William and John , he was admitted to 
church of Cambridge in 1710, and was one of the founders of the 
church of Medford, 1712, 13, of which he became a deacon in 1726; 
he held the office of chairman of the board of selectmen, 1732, 
and sealer of leather, 1748 ; made his will March 25, 1755, giving 
portions to son Thomas, X5, 55., 8^., the sum was so small because 
son Thomas was brought up by his grandfather Cutter, who was 
very rich, and received his mother's portion of that estate ; to the 
children of son Edward, only 51., as Edward had before received his 
portion ; he gave nothing to the children of dau. Ruth, as she had 
her portion ; Rebecca and her children were dead before he made 
his will ; he gave the homestead to William and John, with the un- 
derstanding that William should buy John's portion of it ; John was 
then a malster, living in Hanover, Essex Co., Mass. Children 
were : 

I. Thomas, b. Oct. 8, 1703 (Family 18, Part 11). 2. Edward, 



Note. Thomas Hall, of Cambridge, is supposed to have come in the Plain Joan to 
Virginia in 1635, ae. He had land in Cambridge in 1645 ; he claimed the proptity of 
Edward Hall, of Cambridge, as his brother and sole heir, 1681. His wife was Isabella or 
Elizabeth (both names are given in the records). She was a member of the church in full 
communion before 1658, and her three daughters were baptized; she died April 18, 1682 ; 
and Thomas Hall m., 2d, March 24, 1683, Martha or Mary, widow of Humpl.icy Brad- 
shaw, who m. her March 24, 1665, when she was the widow of William Russi'.l, who d. 
Feb. 14, 1661. Humphrey Bradshaw was the father of John Bradshaw, who m. Eliza- 
beth, dau. of John Hall. Humphrey d. May 9, 1682, ae. 68. Thomas Hall's estate was 
inventoried 1691. Children were: i. Mary, m. Feb. 26, 1670, Israel Meade, of Woburn. 
2. Hannah, b. March 4, 1648; d. April 2, 1683 ; m., Dec. 27, 1670, Stephen Francis, 
and was the ancestor of Lydia Maria Child, the distinguished writer, late of Medford. 3. 
Lydia, m., March 6, 1678, Gershom Cutter (see Cutter History). 



302 Hall Genealogy. 

b. April II, 1707 ; d. Jan. 28, 1749, ae. 42; m. Abigail , d. 

Aug. 31, 1748, ae. 33 ; children were, i. Abigail, b. Aug. 10, 1733, 
m., Jan. 31, 1754, Samuel Giles; ii. Joshua,- iii. Luke, b. 1741 ; 
iv. Mary, b. April 26, 1746, d. Jan. 2, 1754, or Jan. 26, 1749. 3- 
John, b. March 17, 1715; at the time of his father's death he 
was a malster, residing in Hanover, Essex Co., Mass.; at the 
time of his brother William's death he resided in Plaistow, Rock- 
ingham Co., N. H., and was administrator of his estate. 6. 
Ruth, b. Aug. 20, 1790. 7. William, b. June 11,1721; d. June 11, 
1775; m., Feb. 7, 1753, Rebecca Bradshaw ; resided on the old home- 
stead in Medford; in the settlement of his estate he was called William 
Hall, Jr.; he owed to Widow Elizabeth Hall the keeping of a cow 
half yearly and two pounds annually ; his widow, Rebecca, desired 
her brother-in-law, John Hall, of Plaistow, to be appointed adminis- 
trator of her husband's estate ; Mercy Hall was an heir to this es- 
tate ; there was a debt to Stephen Hall (tertius), which was paid, and 
one of seven pounds to Widow Elizabeth Hall ; his children were, 
i. Rebecca, b. Dec. 2, 1753; ii. William, b. March 8, 1755 ; iii. 
William; b. March 6, 1757 ; iv. Mercy, b. Feb. 11, 1758 ; v. Abi- 
gail, b. June 20, 1760 ; vi. Rebecca, b. Oct. 23, 1763 ; vii. Ruth, 
b. May, 1765; viii. John, b. Oct. 7, 1766. 8. Samuel, b. Nov. 
27, 1723; d. May 7, 1725. 9. Samuel, b. May 7, 1726; d. March 
30, 1729. 10. Rebecca, b. Feb. 28, 1727 ; d. Nov. 13, 1749 ; 
m., Nov. 13, 1745, Aaron Blanchard, Jr., and had, i. Aaron, b. 
March 15, 1746, d. March 21, 1749; ii- Rebecca, b. Nov. 11, 
1749, probably died before her grandfather Hall made his will, 
1755. II. Samuel, b. Jan. 22, 1730 ; d. April 10, 1774, ae. 44 
years (see grave stone Medford), perhaps he did not marry, or per- 
haps the grave stone was for another Samuel. 

Church of Medford. 
Was constituted Feb. 11, i 713, by the following persons signing 
the covenant : 

John Whitmore, Thomas Hall, Nathaniel Pierce, John Francis, 
Ephraim Brooks, Samuel Brooks, Thomas Willis, John Whitmore, 
Stephen Hall, Percival Hall, Jonathan Hall, Francis Wainwright, 
Thomas Willis, Jr. 

Thomas Willis chosen the first deacon. 

Rev. Mr. Porter was ordained first pastor and continued in office 
until his death, at the age of 33 years. 



Halls of Medford [Part First). 303 

Thomas Willis resigned his office March 9, 1720, on account of 
old age, and Percival Hall was chosen April 9, 1720, in his place, 
he removed to Sutton in a iew months after, and Thomas Willis, 
Jr., was chosen April 2, 1721. 

Thomas Hall was chosen 1726, and in June 18. 1731, Benjamin 
Willis was chosen in place of his brother Thomas, deceased. 

In 1763, the church voted to drop the Tate and Brady version of 
psalms and use Dunster's. 

Halls of Medford who received a Collegiate education. 

Ephraim, 1776; George H., 1781; Hall Tufts, 1794; Joseph 
Hall, 1807 ; Edward Brooks Hall, 1820. 

Nathaniel, brother of Edward B., was educated in theology, and 
was the pastor of a church in Dorchester until his death, 1875. 



3o4 Hall Genealogy. 



HALLS OF MEDFORD. 

(PART SECOND.) 
Thfrd Generation. 
The posterity of Capt. John Hall : 

[Family 8.) John Hall^, John', John' : b. Sept. 19, 1690 ; d. 
Aug. 8, 1746, ae. 56; m., April 27, 1790, Elizabeth Walker; resi- 
dence Medford, representative of 1720, administrator of his father's 
estate, and was generally designated as Capt. John Hall. Children 
were : 

1. John, b. Nov. 24, 1720 (Family 21). 2. Elizabeth, b. March 
24, 1722. 3. Susanna, b. May 9, 1724. 4. Timothy, b. March 
13, 1726 (Family 22). 5. Samuel, b. April 2, 1729 ; d 1772, s. p.; 
m. Mary Hall. 6. Joseph, b. March 29, 1730 (Family 23). 7. 
Jemima, b. Dec, 1732. 8. Nathaniel, b. June 7, 1735 (Family 
24). 9. Ebenezer, b. July 21, 1737 (Family 25). lo. Zechariah, b. 
Jan. 9, 1739 (Family 26). The following probably were children 
of Capt. John Hall: 11. David, b. May 30, 1746; 12. Thomas, b. 
Aug. 14, 1748. 13. Elizabeth, b. June 26, 175O; the grave of 
Elizabeth, wife of John Frazer, who d. March 22, 1806, ae. 46, is next 
but one from the grave of Capt. John Hall, arid she might have been 
his granddaughter. 



Note. The Walker pedigree is as follows : Richard Walker was born in England in 

1592, and emigrated to Lynn, Mass., in 1630, and died there and was buried May 16, 

1687, ae. 95. His son Capt. Samuel Walker, was boin in England in 1615, probably 

emigrated with his father to Lynn in 1630, and in 1661, removed to Woburn, where he 

died Nov. 6, 1684. His son Dea.. Samuel Walker, was born in 1638, and died Jan. 18, 

1703 ; was freeman in 1674; he mariied, ist, Sept. 10, , Sarah, daughter of William 

and Mabel Read, of Woburn ; she died Nov. i, 1681 ; married, 2d, Hannah, b. Oct. I, 
1642; William Read was born in England in 1587, and emigrated from New Castle, on 
Tynne, in the Defiance, July, 1635. Timothy, son of Dea. Samuel and Sarah (Read) 
Walker, was born June 16, 1672, and died June 16, 1706 ; he married, March 2, 1699, 
Elizabeth, daughter of Timothy and Elizabeth Fowle, she was born Sept. 28, 1 681; her 
second husband was Lt. Stephen Hall, and she was the mother of his children (see Family 4, 
Medford Halls). Her two daughters by Timothy Walker were Elizabeth, who m. Capt. 
John Hall, 1720 (see Medford Halls, Family 8), and Abigail, who m. Andrew Hall, 
1724 (see Medford Halls, Family 9). 



Halls of Medford [Part Second). 305 

Fourth Generation. 

[Family 21.) John Hall'*, John^, John', John': b. Nov. 24, 
1720; m., Oct. 22, 1746, Mary Keizar ; he was a farmer of Med- 
ford, and administrator of his father's estate in 1749. Children 
Were : 

I. John, b. July 24, 1747 (P'amily 27). 2. Henry, b. June 29, 
1749. 3. Moses, b. Nov. 28, 1750 (Family 28). 

[Family 22.) TiMOTHY Hall% pedigree as above : b. March 13, 
1726; m., June 29, 1749, Mary, dau. of Ebenezer and Sarah 
(Cutter) Cutter, b. March 11, 1728; d. Aug. 3, 1775, as. 48 (see 
Cutter History, p. 60). Children were : 

I. Mary, b. Feb. 15, 1750 ; m. Jacob Hall. 2. Timothy, b. 
Dec. 12, 1751 ; d. Jan. 21, 1753. 3. Timothy, b. Oct. 24, 1753. 
4. Susanna, b. June 3, 1756. 5. Ammi Ruhamah, b. Aug. 27, 
1758 (Family 29). 6, Samuel, b. Oct. 5, 1760 (Family 30). 7. 
John, b. Feb. 9, 1763 (Family 31). 8. Sarah, b. May 12, 1765 ; 
m. Simon Hall. 

[Family 23.) Joseph Hall'*, pedigree as before : b. March 29, 
1730 ; d. 1792; m., Nov. 24, 1757, Abigail Brooks^ of Medford, 
b. July 22, 1733, d. i;94 ; residence Boston. Children were: 

I. Caleb Brooks, b. Oct, 27, 1758; d. young. 2. Joseph, b. 
Dec. 2, 1759; d. young. 3. Joseph, b. April 26, 1791 (Family 
32). 4. Abigail, b. Aug. 11, 1762 (Family 33). 5. Rebecca, b. 
Sept. 17, 1763; d. young. 6. Rebecca, b. Feb. 6, 1765; d. 



Note. Abigail Brooks, wife of Joseph Hall was daughter of Caleb and Mary (Winne) 
Brooks. Mary was of Woburn, b. July 3, 171 1 ; d. Jan. I, 1745. Caleb Brooks m., ad, 
Rose Albree and had John who became governor of Mass. Caleb Brooks was the son of 
Ebenezer and Abigail (Boylston) Brooks. Ebenezer was born Feb. 24, 1670; d. Feb. 11, 
1742; m., 1693, Abigail Boylston, b. in Brookline, 1669, d. May 26, 1730; she was 
the dau. of Dr. Thomas and Mercy (Gardner) Boylston, m., Dec, 1665. Thomas was b. 
Jan. 26, 1645. Mercy was b. April 9, 1648 j d. July 8, 1722. Thomas was the son of 
Thomas and Sarah Bojlston who came from London, Eng., 1635, and settled in Water- 
town, Mass.; he was b. in 161 5; d. in 1653; his widow Sarah m. John Cheeney ; d. 
Sept. 14, 1704; his father was Thomas a clothier of London, who d. about 1648, the son 
of Henry, of Litchfield, Eng., who had an estate in Weston, Staffordshire, and was brother 
of Boylston of Boylston, Derbyshire, about 1575. [ohn Adams, president of the United 
States, was a descendant of Dr. Thomas and Mercy (Gardner) Boylston, as above named. 
Ebenezer Brooks, as above, b. 1670, was the son of Caleb and Susannah (Atkinson) Brooks 
of Medford, b. 1632; d. July 29, 1696; and was m., April 10, 1660, to Susannah, d. 
Jan. 19, 1669; Caleb, m., 2d, Hannah Atkinson ; he was the son of Capt. Thomas and 
Grace Brooks; he d. May 22, 1667 ; she d. May 12, 1664. They probably came from 
Suffolk, Eng., and lived in Watertown, Concord, and Medford. 

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3o6 Hall Genealogy, 

young. 7. Caleb Brooks, b, July 12, 1766 (Family 34). 8. Joshua, 
b. July 26, 1768 (Family 35). 9. John, b. July 4, 1769; d. young. 
10. Elizabeth, b. July 20, 1770; d, young. 11. John Kettridge, 
b. Nov. 29, 1771 ; d. young. 12. iVIary, b. Dec, 1772 ; d. young. 
13. Rebecca, d. Oct., 1774 (Family 36). 14. Warren, b. Nov., 
1775, in Medford ; d. 1 850. 

{Family 24.) Nathaniel Hall^, pedigree as before: b. June 7, 
'7355 '" Medford ; he was third merchant of Chelsea, so called, 
and a deacon of the church ; he made his will May 29, 1807, and 
it was probated July 10, 1809. Children were : 

I. Nathaniel (Family 37). 2. John. 3. Jonathan Patten 
(Family 38). 4. Mary. 5. Abigail. 6. Susan (Family 39). Na- 
thaniel Hall mentions in his will three grandchildren, viz.: Nathan- 
iel, son of Nathaniel; Nathaniel, son of Jonathan Patten ; and Na- 
thaniel, son of Susan Loring. 

{Family 25.) Ebenezer Hall-^, pedigree as before : b. July 21, 
1737 ; m., Nov. 3, 1763, Susanna Floyd, Children were: 

I. Susanna Floyd, b. May 30, 1764. 2. Abigail, b, April 6, 
1767. 3. Ebenezer, b. May 10, 1770 ; m. Eunice, dau. of Tim- 
othy Fitch. 4. Gilbert, b. Sept. 27, 1771. 

{Family 26.) Zechariah Hall"*, pedigree as before : b. Jan. 9, 
1740 ; d. Oct. 30, 1795 ; m. Mehitable Patton ; he was a merchant 
of Medford. Children were : 

I, William Clark (Family 40). 2. Joseph Patton (Family 41). 
3. Samuel, b. June 11, 1772; d. young. 4. David Osgood, b. 
Oct. 17, 1774; d. young. 

Fifth Generation. 

{Family 28.) Moses Hall*, John-^, John^, John', John' : b. Nov. 
28, 1750 ; m. Martha . Children were: 

I. John, b. Oct. 5, 1776. 2. Moses, b. Dec. 8, 1777. 3. 
Martha, b. March 7, 1780 (Family 42). 4. Mary Keisar, b. Sept. 
16, 1783. 5. Moses, b. Dec. 12, 1785. 6 Elizabeth, b. April 
II, 1787. 7. James, b. May 29, 1788. 

{Family 2'^.) Ammi Ruhama Hall^, Timothy^ John\ John*, 
John': b. Aug. 27, 1758; m., March 28, 1786, Elixabeth^ dau. of 
John and Elizabeth Seabury, of Newport, R. I., b. Nov. 5, 1761. 
Children were : 

I. Catharine Henshaw, b. Sept., 1788 ; m., Nov. 18, 1810, Ebcn 



Halls of Medford [Second Part). 307 

Wentworth, of Portland, N. H. 2. Eliza Deming, b. June 22, 
1790, not married. 3. Mary Ann, b. June 18, 1792 ; m.. Sept, 
19, 1814, Jacob Hall. 4. Joshua Henshaw, b. Aug. 2, 1794 ; d. 
at Norfolk, Va., about 1853. 5- Timothy, b. Nov. 11, 1796 
(Family 43). 6. Mary Wentworth, b. May 16, 1799. 7. Harriet, 
b. 1802, not married. 8. Frances Seabury, b. 1805; m. Charles 
E. Leighton, of Portsmouth, N. H.; d. July 4, i860. 

{Family 30.) Samuel Halls, Timothy*, John3, John*, John' : b. 
Oct. 5, 1760; d. July 20, 1801 ; m., Aug. 3, ijS/i.^ Jbigail, dzu. o( 
William and Rebecca (Bradshaw) Hall, of Medford, she d. in Med- 
ford, July 31, 1835; he was employed in a distillery and died by 
accidentally falling into hot water. Children were: 

I. Samuel, b. 1785; d. in Medford, Aug. 4, 1814; he was a 
printer; was m. but left no child. 2. Abigail, b. April 16, 1787; 
m. Benjamin Mead and removed to Ohio. 3. Sukey, b. 1789; d. 
April 16, 1800. 4. Rebecca, b. May, 1791; d. at Castine, Me., 
Nov. 5, 1858 ; m. John H. Jarvis, of Castine. 5. Mercy, b. Dec. 
3, 1794 ; d. in Medford, March ic, 1874. 6. William, b. Jan. 23 
1797 (Family 44). 7. Thomas, b. 1800 ; d. in Medford, Dec. 3, 
1824, not married. 8. Timothy, b. 1801 ; died by accidentally 
drowning in the Mystic river, June 29, 1837, not married. 

[Family 2^-) John Hall^, pedigree as above : b. Feb. 9, 1763; 
d. Nov. 7, 1818, ae. 55 ; m., Dec. 12, 1786, Jane Gill, d. Jan. 12, 
1853, ^- 9*-^' Children were : 

I. Martha, b. July 2, 1787 ; d. Feb., 1851. 2. John, b. Dec. 
11,1789; d. April 5, 1813. 3. Louisa, b. June 9, 1792; d. March 

16, 1871 ; m. Jones. 4. William G., b. Sept. 12, 1794; d. 

June 8, 1863. 5. Jane, b. June 15, 1799; d. April, 1825. 

[Family 32.) Joseph Hall^, Joseph^*, Johns, John*, John' : b. 
April 26, 1761 ; d. 1848, ae. 87; m., ist, Jnne Adams^ b. 1763, d. 

Note. Anne Adams, wife of Joseph Hall, m. 17S8, was dau. of Capt. Nathaniel and 
Elizabeth (Parker) Adams, of Portsmouth, N. H. Mr. Adams was b. Oct. 6, 1728 ; d. 
Oct. 15, 1768. He was the son of Matthew and Katharine (Brigdon) Adams, who were 
m. Nov. 17, 1715. She was b. May 22, 1676; after her death Mr. Adams m. Muriel, 
dau. of Rowland Cotton. He d. March 2, 1747-8. His brothers were, Rev. Hugh Adams, 
D.D., of Dunham, N. H., and John Adams, a shopkeeper ot Boston. His sisters were, 
Anne and Jane; his parents were John and Avis Adams, of Boston. Elizabeth Parker, 
wife of Capt. Nathaniel Adams, was b. 1733; d. Nov. 20, 1815 ; she was sister of Bishop 
Parker, of Massachusetts, she was the dau. of Judge William and Elizabeth (Grafton) 
of Portsmouth, N. H. Judge Parker was b. 1703; d. 1771 ; he was the son of William 
and Zervia (Stanley) Parker, who were m. Feb. 26, 1704; he was b. 1665; d. Aug. 18, 
1718 ; they came from England j Zervia was the reputed dau. of the Earl of Derby. 



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1793 ' "^-1 "^^-i ^^li^^ Gray ; he resided in Boston, and was sheriff 
and judge of probate. Children were : 

I. Joseph (Family 45). And by 2d wife: 2. Ellis Gray (Family 
46). 3. John Brooks, d. young. 4. Sallie Ann, d. young. 

[Family 33.) Abigail Halls, Joseph'', John^, John^, John' : b. 
Aug. 4,' 1762; d. 1844, as, 82; m. Richard Hunnewell. Children 
were : 

I. Elizabeth. 2. Leonard Jarvis. 3. Richard. 4. Henry 
Augustus. 5. Caroline, m. George Willis, and d. 1820. 6. 
Edward Preble. 

[Family 34.) Caleb Brooks Hall^, pedigree as above : b. July, 
1766; m. Clarissa May. Children were: 

I. Clarissa, b. June, 1799; d. 1859. '^- Charlotte. 

[Family 35.) Joshua Halls, pedigree as before: b. July 26, 1768 ; 
m. his cousin Elizabeth Secomb^ dau. of his mother's sister, Ruth 
Brooks and Joseph Secomb. Children were : 

I. Elizabeth, d. 1820. 2. Joshua, d. young. 2. Anna Adams, 
d., ae. 8 years. 4. Mary, m. Lewis Bailey, living in 1875. 5. 
Matilda, d. young. 6. Adelia, d. 1809, ae. 4 years. 

[Family 36.) Rebecca Hall^, pedigree as before : b. Oct., 1774 ; 
m. Isaac Parker.^ chief justice of Mass. Children were : 

I. Edward William, d. Feb. 6, 1873. ^- Margaret Jarvis, d. 
1823. 3. Ann Brooks, m. Henry Wainwright. 4. Charles Albert, 
lives in England. 5. John Henry Tudor, d. young. 6. John 
Brooks, d. Sept., 1870 ; m. his cousin Anna B. Hall, of Family 
45. 7. Joseph Brooks, d. young. 8. Emily, d. March, 1851 ; m. 
J. Amory Davis. 

[Family 37.) Nathaniel Hall^, NathanieH, John^, John', John' : 
m., Nov. 26, i']']-}^., Joanna Cotton Brooks ; he was a distiller of Med- 
ford ; his father had also been a distiller (Medford rum was con- 
sidered the best in the market); he -spent the last 25 years of his life 
with his son Peter C, on a farm in West Medford, of about 50 
acres ; he was a representative of the town in the Legislature from 
1800 to 1805 : his wife Joa*nna was a descendant of the celebrated 
Rev. John Cotton. Children were: 

I. Caroline, b. Sept. 25, 1799 (Family 47). 2. Mary Brooks 
b. Dec. 10, 1796; d. March 2, 1869, unm. 3 Nathaniel, b. Jan. 
4, 1799 ; d. young. 4. Edward Brooks, b. Sept. 2, 1800 (Family 
48). 5. Nathaniel, b. Aug. 13, 1805 (Family 49). 6. Peter 
Chardon, b. Dec. 26, 1809 (Family 50). 



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[Family 38.) Jonathan Patton Hall^, pedigree as above : m., 

1st, Floyd; m., 2d. Smith ; he was a druggist of Boston, 

his will was probated Feb. 8, 184 1. Children were : 

I. Jonathan Patton, druggist. 2. Christopher John (Family 51). 
3. Susan Floyd, the only one of the family living ; she resides at 
Joy street, Boston, and has in her possession a coat of arms of the 
Halls and Flovds, wrought in needlework by her mother. 4, Theo- 
dore Nathaniel. 5. Rebecca -B. 6. Nathaniel, mentioned in his 
grandfather's vfill, but not in his father's. Perhaps No, 4 and No. 
6 are both one. 

{Family 39.) Susan HallS, Nathaniel, John3, John% John'; m. 
"Joseph Loring^ of Dorchester. Children were : 

I. Henry Hall, d. young. 2. Nathaniel Hall, d. young. 3. 
Mary Hall, resides at Dorchester. 4. George Hall, d. young. 

{Family \o.) William Clark Halls, Zachariah*, John^: m. 
Olive Cooper^ of iVIiddletovvn, Conn ; resided at Middletown. Chil- 
dren were : 

I. Elizabeth Brown, m. Edward A. Russell, of Middletown ; it 
was from her that I received this account of her father's family. 2. 
William Zachariah, merchant at the South. 3. Samuel Cooper, m. 
Mary Churchill, of Portland, Conn.; resides and is in business at 
Maricaibo, South America. 4, Mehitable Patton. 5. David, m. 
Hannah Shirley, of New York. 6. Charles Edwin, m. Mary £. 
Smith, of Providence, R. I.; is a merchant in New Orleans, La. 
7. James Brown, m. Elizabeth B. Cooper, of iMiddletown; resi- 
dence in Utica, N. Y.; manufacturer of woolen goods in Auburn, 
N. Y. 8. Olive Cooper, m. George Walker, of Ann Arbor, 
Mich. 9. George Patton, m. Laura Murdaugh ; merchant in Suf- 
folk, Va. 10. Henry Bowers, merchant. New York. ri. Edward 
Smith, m. Antoinette A. E. Jarvis, of Middletown, Conn.; woolen 
manufacturer. New York. 12. Lamberton Cooper, m. Emma 
Thompson, of Ann Arbor, Mich.; is in the insurance business, 
Chicago, 111. 13. Jennetfe Cooper, d. in infancy. 

{Family \\.) Joseph Patton Halls, pedigree as last given: m. 
Hepzibah Floyd ; merchant of Medford ; has represented that town 
in the legislature from 1847 ^° ^^54- Children were : 

I. Hepzibah, d. 2. Susanna, living. 3. Joseph Patton, d. 4. 
Joseph Patton, was a clerk, and is not living. 5. Ann Shaw, sent 
me this account of her father's family ; residence Medford. 6. 
Eleanor, not living. 



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Sixth Generation. 

[Family 42.) Martha Hall<5, Moses', Johnt, John', John», 
John': b. March 9, 1780 ; m. Nathaniel Trohridge^ of Newton, 
Mass. (see Jackson's Newton). Children were : 

I. James N., b. i8c8. 2. Mary N., b. 1809 ; m. Rufus Nu- 
comb. 3. Ahnira, b. 181 1. 4. Louisa H., b. 1814 ; m. Samuel 
Carr. 5. A4artha, b. 1816 ; m. Jonathan Newcomb. 6. John, b. 
1817. 7. Anna \V"., b. 1820; m. Daniel J. Brown. 8. William, 
b. 1822. 9. Frederic J., b. 1824. 10. Isaac C, b. 1826. 11. 
Catharine W,, b. 1832. 

[Family 43.) Timothy Hall^, Ammi Ruhamis, Timothy^ John', 
John% John': b. Nov. ii, 1791 ; m., May 10, 1829, Mary, dau. 
of Daniel and Mary (Hardy) Wentworth, of Portsmouth, N. H., 
she was b. April 15, i8o5. Children were : 

I. Charles Carroll, b. Sept. 18, 1830; m, Feb. 8, 1861, Mrs. 
Isabella Webbe, of Dorchester; no children ; broker of Boston. 2. 
Mary Wentworth, b. Oct. 16, 1832. 3. Frank Seabury, b. Feb. 
2, 1836; m., Dec. 25, i860, Mary Louisa Pope, of Dorchester, 
and had two children, i. Frank Wentworth?, b. 1861 ; d. 1865 ; ii. 
Alice Louisa?, b. July '21, 1863. 4. Susie Catharine, b. Oct. 27, 
1840. 5. Robert Morris, b. July 12, 1844 ; m., March 31, 1868, 
Annie Elizabeth Webbe, and had, i. Robert Wentworth?, b. Dec. ii, 
1873. 6. George Wentworth, b. July 3, 1848 ; d, Sept. 14, 1849. 

[Family 44.) William Hall^, Samuel', Timothy*, John', John% 
John': b. Jan. 23, 1797; d. at Medford, Sept. 20, 1872J m., ist, 
Sarah^ dau. of Jacob and Sybil Gleason, of Medford, she d. Feb. 
4, 1824 ; m., 2d, Rebecca^ dau. of Samuel and Susan (Campbell) 
Russel, of Brookline, N. H., the widow of Isaac W. Simonds ; he 
was a silversmith, and afterwards a sheet iron and tin plate manufac- 
turer. Children were : 

I. William Jarvis, b, Feb. 14, 1821 ; d. at Boston, Nov. ii, 
1852, unmarried; was a merchant. 2. Susan Russel (by 2d wife), 
b. Aug. 29, 1827 ; m., Oct. 17, 1847, El'sha B. Turner, of Med- 
ford. 3. Rebecca Abigail, b. Aug. i, 1829; m., Aug. 27, 1862, 
Benjamin Peterson, of Me.; she d. May 3, 1868, at Medford. 4. 
Mary Jane, b. Dec. 14, 1813; d. April 19, i860; m., Oct. i, 
1856, Samuel G. Jipson, of Boston. 5. Samuel, b. Feb. 25, 1834 
(Family 52). 6. Sarah Gleason, b. Sept. 12, 1837; m.. May 26, 
1862, Samuel G. Jipson. 7. Ellen Louisa, b, July 26, 1840 ; m., 



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1st, Sept. 14, 1864, John P. Carr, of Medford ; m., 2d, Emanuel 
W. Duvol, of Nicoli, Canada, June 2, 1874. 

{Family 45.) Joseph Hall*, Joseph^, Joseph*, John', John% John' : 
b. May 20, 1789; d. July, 1844; "i., Sept. 5, 18 16, Maria^ dau. 
of Thomas and Alice (Fitzpatrick) Bartlett, druggist of Boston, b. 
^ Feb. 13, 1796; Alice was b. in Halifax, N. S,,and d. Sept. ii, 1800. 
Her first husband was Edward Myer, a surgeon in the British army. 
Mr. Bartlett was b. May 14, 1767; d. Dec, 10, 1856. His 2d, 
wife, was Hannah Gray^ widow of Mr, Wilson, He was brother of 
Dr John Bartlett of Roxbury and son of John and Tabitha (Kid- 
der ?) Bartlett, John was b, 1737; d. Jan, 14, 1823. The Bartlett 
pedigree runs back to the time of William the Conqueror when the 
founder of the family, Bartelot, received 4000 acres of land for 
meritorious services. Joseph Hall was cashier of the Hamilton 
Bank of Boston, Children were : 

I. Joseph Adams, b. June 9, 1817 ; went to New Orleans at 
the age of 18 years, where he m, Indiana Caswell ; he went to 
California, and d, at San Francisco, July 8, 1851, leaving his widow 
and two children in New Orleans. 2. Thomas Bartlett, b. Feb, 
7, 1819; d. Aug. 15, 1822. 3. William Payne, b. Aug. 31, 1820; 
d. March 26, 1823. 4. Annie Bartlett, b. April 23, 1822, in 
Monson, Mass., m., in Boston, Nov. 2, 185 1, John Brooks, son of 
the late Chief Justice Isaac Parker; she is a widow, of Boston, with 
two sons and one daughtei. 5. Thomas Bartlett, b. July 26, 1824, 
in Springfield, Mass. ; m., in Boston, May 29, 1851, Emily Linzec, 
dau. of Geo. Miiiot Dexter, of Boston ; residence Longwood, 
Brookline, Mass. ; he is a lawyer and has practiced several years, 
and is now engaged in other matters in Boston; he has very kindly 
furnished the record of his near of kin ; children were, i. a child b. 
March 29, 1852, d. April 5, 1852; ii. Emily Dexter, b. July 6, 
1855, m., Jan. 18, 1876, Albert R. Meyer, of Strassburg, Germany, 
where they now reside ; iii. Maria (called Minna) Bartlett, b. July 
27, 1859. 6. Caroline Bartlett, b. Jan. 10, 1826, in Springfield, 
and m., July 10, 1856, Henry Lawrence Eustis, professor of engi- 
neering in the Lawrence Scientific school, connected with Harvard 
University, Cambridge (see Halls of Stow) ; Mrs. Eustis, has 
taken much interest in tracing out the pedigrees of her kindred and 
has furnished valuable information ; and among other things, the 
handwriting of Widow Mary Hall, which she found after much 



312 Hall Genealogy, 

searching in the library ; they have two children, Herbert Hall, b. 
Oct. 17, 1857, ^"^ George Dexter, b. Oct. 24, 1866. 7. Maria, 
b. Feb. 28, 1828, in Boston ; m., June 15,1853, Henry S. Hallet, 
of Boston, d. in Edinburgh, Scotland, Jan. 25, 1863, leaving no 
children. 8. William Payne, b. Nov., 1837, in Boston; m., June 
8, 1863, Susan Packard Blake, of Boston, and now lives in Milton, 
near Boston, and has a son and a daughter. 

[Family 46.) Ellis Gray Hall^, pedigree as above : b. Nov. 

3, 1809; m,, 1848, Martha Plummer^ dau. of Josiah Davison, b. 
in Rye, N. H., March 2, 1813, and lives in Framinghain, Mass., 
have one son Ellis Gray'^, b. April 28, 1850; m. Susan Sophia Curtis, 
and lives in Syracuse, N. Y., and has one son Clarence EUis^, b. 
Feb. 20. 1874. 

[Family 47.) Caroline Hall'^, Nathaniel*, NathanieH, John3, 
John", John': b. Sept. 5, 1794; m. Rev. Francis Parkman, of Bos- 
ton ; she d. Aug. i, 1871, Children were: 

I. Francis. 2. Caroline Hall. 3. Mary Agnes, d. in infancy. 

4. Mary Brooks. 5. Eliza W. Shaw, living in 1875 at No. 50 
Chestnut street, Boston, and has given this record of her father's 
family. 6. John Elliott, not living. 

[Family z^"^.) Edward Brooks Hall*^, pedigree as above: b. in 
Medford, Sept. 2, 1800 ; d. in Providence, R. I., March 3, 1866; 
m., 1st., Harriet^ dau. of Rev. Henry Ware, Prof, in Harvard Uni- 
versity ; m., 2d, 1840, Louisa Jane^ dau. of Dr. John Park, b. in 
Newburyport, Mass., Feb. 7, 1802 ; her father opened a school for 
young ladies in Boston in 1811, in which she received a thorough 
education ; she contributed poetry to the newspapers in 1822 •, she 
afterwards published books of poetry, one of which is Joanna of Na- 
ples ; her father removed to Worcester in 1831. 

The following sketch of Rev. Edward B. Hall's life is selected 
from his biography, published in a small volume of his sermons: 

"Edward Brooks Hall was born in iMedford, Sept. 2, 1800 ; and 
was named from his maternal grandfather Rev. Edward Brooks, of 
North Yarmouth. He was a lineal descendant of Rev. John 
Cotton, who was the second minister of the first church in Boston. 
As a boy his whole heart was given to play; but in. Nov., 1815, he 
found his mother very desirous that he should go to college, and ac- 
cordingly made an immediate and entire change in his habits. Al- 
though his father's house stood on the square, where the voices of 



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his companions could assail him with frequent temptation, he shut 
himself up with a determination to fit himself for Harvard in nine 
months. His teacher, Mr. Convers Francis, told him it was almost 
impossible ; but he accomplished it, and entered college honorably in 
the following August; so passed out of boyhood with the conscien- 
tious perseverance which marked his whole after life. Reserved in 
his habits, because compelled to study closely for all that he gained, 
he formed few intimacies ; but Rev. Dr. Furness, Rev. Dr. Gan- 
nett and Rev. Calvin Lincoln were classmates, for whom his'attach- 
ment only increased with years. While in college he found his af- 
fections strongly drawn toward the study of divinity, but he was in- 
duced to become a teacher for a year, in a place called Garrison 
Forest, about ten miles from Baltimore, "a happy year" he always 
called it. We find this entry in his private note book : " I am now 
at Cambridge, studying divinity — the study of all others most im- 
portant, the solemnity and awful responsibility of which I fear I 
have not sufficiently felt. I tremble to think I may bring to the 
altar of God unfit bonds and earthly affections." And throughout 
his private notes we find continual utterances of the deepest humility 
with supplications for divine help. 

On being approved for the ministry he writes " How is it that I 
can summon courage to engage in the public duties of my profession, 
I hardly know, I seem to be urged on by some singular impulse. I 
still hope and pray that I may be made better by the very duties 
before me, and do resolve firmly and humblv, that I will henceforth 
do all I can to advance the interests of true religion." On the i6th 
of Aug., 1826, he was ordained over the new Unitarian Society in 
Northampton, their first pastor ; his ordination having been delayed 
some months, by his ill health. Here he preached for three years, 
during which his appearance is thus described by one who heard him 
often : " We recall with gratitude to-day the pleadings of his mild 
voice, and the pathos of his invalid appearance ; for his face glowed 
with a half consumptive hectic, round which a halo of light and 
curling hair played in clusters; tall and thin, he seemed to us preach- 
ing over his own grave, and to bring a solemnity and directness to 
the work which one soon to pass within the veil might naturally use." 
On the 30th of Oct., 1826, he was married, by the Rev. Dr. Kirk- 
land, to Harriet Ware, a worthy member of a family distinguished for 
intellect and goodness. His health failing again, he was compelled 
to resign his parish, to quit the warm friends he had made and leave 



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his wife with her two young children to struggle bravely with many 
difficulties ; he went to Cuba with his younger brother, the late Rev. 
Nathaniel Hall, of Dorchester, whose conscientious purpose to quit 
a business life for the ministry he had heartily encouraged. Benefitted 
in health he reached home just in time to look once more on the 
face of his first born, a beautiful boy, only two years old, already laid 
in his coffin. He then went with his wife to Cincinnati where he 
took charge of the Unitarian Society for nearly a year with great 
acceptance ; there his son Edward Henry was born, now pastor of 
a Unitarian Society in Worcester, Mass. He was preaching for a 
time at Grafton, Mass., where he had formed a church, when he 
received a call from the First Congregational Society of Providence, 
R. 1., with some misgivings as to his strength for such labor, he 
accepted it and was installed Nov. 4, 1832. From that time his in- 
defatigable devotion to work was seldom interrupted by ill heath ; 
although he had destroyed hundreds of his early sermons, he left 
many hundreds, a large portion of which he had preached only once, 
or, at most, twice, during his long ministry; with all his writing he 
kept up with the times in reading, and was a thorough pastor, visiting 
his people so familiarly and genially that he became the sharer of their 
joys and sorrows, and was always to be found beside the sick, the 
anxious and the bereaved ; no fear of infection kept him from those 
suffering from terrible and contagious maladies. His own domestic 
trials were not few ; not long after settling in Providence, he buried 
two young sons ; and in June, 1838, his noble wife was taken from 
him by an illness of a i^w hours only, leaving as mourners all who 
knew her. 

In Oct., 1840, he married Louisa Jane, the eldest dau. of Dr. 
John Park, of Boston, whose able labors had a decided and permanent 
influence on female education in that city, and who then had retired 
to Worcester ; by her he had one dau. named, Harriet Ware, still 
living. In 1850, he was sent at delegate to the peace convention at 
Frankfort on the Maine, and returned to watch the decline of a 
most promising son just entering manhood ; on the day of the 
funeral, the last day of Dec, he said quietly " To speak to my people 
will be my duty and my comfort ; " and went from the cemetery into 
the pulpit to preach his customary occasional sermon, made more 
impressive by the tokens of his suppressed grief. The community 
in which he lived recognized his wisdom and fidelity, so that his 
advice was much sought, and his time often claimed by duties outside 



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of his profession ; he served for twenty years on the school com- 
mittee, and was one of the trustees of the noble Brown University, 
though holding different religious opinions from his brother officers. 
He aided his first wife heartily in establishing the Employment 
Society, still thriving ; he was almost the father of the Ministry at 
Large, still doing its blessed work ; he was the warm friend of another 
Harriet Ware (bearing the same name, though not related to his 
wife), who from humble beginnings, founded what is now the ad- 
mirable Home for Friendless Children, the Shelter of Colored 
Children, the Bethel, the Home for Aged Females, in short, almost 
every good work undertaken in the prosperous and generous com- 
munity, had the benefit of his counsel and zealous aid. A clergyman 
who came a stranger to the city remarked " I cannot inquire into 
one of your many charities without finding Dr. Hall concerned in it." 
He was once president of the American Unitarian Association, 
and while entirely free from sectarian bitterness, always just to an- 
tagonists, and cherishing personal friendships with members of other 
denominations, he wrote some doctrinal tracts — one " On the Atone- 
ment," " What is it to be a Unitarian .'"' which are still considered 
able and useful ; he preached anti-slavery when it was unpopular ; 
law and order when the State of Rhode Island was torn with popular 
discord ; temperance, righteousness and judgment to come, at all 
times, boldly ; and when the great rebellion broke out he cheerfully 
consented that his two remaining sons, both of whom had entered 
the ministry, should expose themselves in the good cause. William 
Ware Hall, the youngest, took a fatal cold at Newbern, and fell a 
victim to hardships his constitution could not endure ; although, after 
leaving the army, he taught faithfully at St. Helena, in spite of suf- 
fering -, he came home in August, 1864, only to die ; he was greatly 
beloved, and his father mourned as he had only once mourned before, 
yet he still set the example of that christian resignation he taught. 
Although of grave aspect, and always, in the pulpit and out, bearing 
with him much personal dignity, Dr. Hall was of a joyous tempera- 
ment, sustained by a deep undercurrent of pious faith ; he believed 
that Christianity must make the heart glad ; so his winning smile and 
cheerful words rendered him always welcome to young and old. 
Under his influence and encouraged by his enthusiasm for his pro- 
fession, a number of young men were led, at different times, to enter 
the ministry ; and of those eight went from his societv in Providence. 
In theology he was emphatically a liberal conservative, resting his 



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faith on the gospel, and looking to Jesus Christ as his master. He 
once remarked, " I believe that I hold the truth, at least I cannot 
see things differently, but I know thai I am fallible, and that others 
may have got hold of the truth, which I have not." Therefore, 
although he sometimes grieved over what seemed to him errors, he 
never allowed himself to feel anger or contempt for those who hon- 
estly differed from him ; of old orthodoxy or young radicalism he 
never spoke with harshness, only with regret and hope. In October, 
feeling the infirmities of age and ill health, he thought some younger 
man would serve the congregation better, and therefore announced 
that he should resign his pastoiate at the end of April next (i866) ; 
he consequently made preparations for leaving the parsonage. He 
had once remarked, " I should like to die in this house, and pastor of 
this people." It did not seem as if the wish would be granted ; but 
his sight was now failing rapidly, and he had nocturnal attacks of 
faintness, but no palpitation of the heart. On returning from church 
on the last night of the year, it was Sunday, he thus wrote in his 
note book, " A solemn thought that this is probably the last time I 
shall ever hold this service as pastor ; in two hours as eventful a 
a year as I ever have known, publicly or privately, will close its 
record ; God forgive the sins, and accept the feeble services of this 
year, and my life. Farewell to 1865." 

In January, 1866, his physician forbade him to use his eyes- 
None who heard him can forget the impressivencss of his service, 
when on two successive Sundays, having committed the hymns and 
chapters to memory, and preached extempore, he went through the 
whole without book or note. His last text was from his Master's 
words "Judge not " and most fervently did he enjoin upon his 
people to suspect no man's motives, and to judge charitably of 
words and actions. His distress for breath continued to increase, and 
the doctors on consultation decided that he had enlargment of the 
heart. He received this unexpected intelligence with perfect calm- 
ness, and although not expecting to die so soon he made preparation 
for that event. His last act was about three o'clock in the after- 
noon of March 3, 1866, when he dictated a letter giving the copy 
right of his memoir of Mary Ware, to the American Unitarian 
Association, signmg blindly but legibly. He then insisted on his 
wife retiring to get some sleep, seeming much distressed about her 
broken nights, and she left him with his daughter. As he was sit- 
ting in an armed chair and had repeated two or three verses of favorite j 



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hymns with great difficulty, when his daughter saw a change pass 
over his face ; he sprang up and before she could reach him, the life 
had gone out from his eyes and he fell senseless on the floor of that 
study, where he had so happily toiled for nearly thirty years ; the 
laboring heart had stopped ; he had left all pain and sorrow behind 
and gone to work for God and his Master in joy everlasting ; his 
wish had been granted, for he had 'died in that house and pastor of 
that dear people. His children were: 

I. Edward Ware, b. Dec. 8, 1827 -, d. iVIay 29, 1830. 2. John 
Brooks, b. March 4, 1829 ; d. Dec. 8, 1835. 3. Edward Henry, 
b. April 16, 1831; graduating at Harvard .1851, and from the 
Divinity scliol 1855; and was the pastor of the church in Plymouth, 
from Jan., 1859 ^^ J"hs 1867 ; he was chaplain of the 44th Massa- 
chusetts volunteers, 1862 and 1863; and was settled Feb. 10, 
1869, o\er the First Unitarian Society of Worcester, Mass. 4. 
Frances Parkman, b. Aug. 25, 1833 ; d. Dec. 28, 1850. 5. Wil- 
liam Ware, b. Oct. 27, 1834-, d. Aug. 7, 1864; he was a student 
in Harvard College, went to the war for the Union, and after endur- 
ing hardship in the service, came home to die. 6. Robert, b. July 
25, 1836; d. June 14, 1837. 7. Harriet Ware (by 2d wife) b. 
Sept. 15, 1841. 

(Family ^.g.) Nathaniel Hall^, pedigree as last given: b. in 
Medford, Aug. 13, 1805 ; d. Oct. 21, 1875; m.. May 15, 1838, 
Mary E., dau. of Dr. John Gorham Coffin, of Boston ; graduated 
at the Divinity school, Cambridge, 1834; received the honorary de- 
gree of A.M. from Harvard college, 1851 ; was ordained pastor of 
the first church in Dorchester, Mass., July 16, 1835, as colleague 
with Rev. Thaddeus Mason Harris, D.D., and continued pastor of 
that church until his death in 1875. The following description of 
his early struggle between conscience and lucrative business, is given 
by his brother, Rev. Edward B. Hall : " He chose a calling w'hich 
gave him early success and promised an ample fortune ; but it en- 
slaved him, and worse, it asked him, and employers expected him 
to let nothing stand in the way of sordid gain for them and him , no 
rest, no duty, no improvement of intellect or heart, scarcely the 
Sunday season — never the question of conscience — no, never the 
abstraction of right or wrong, against custom and against advantage ; 
he would not brook it; he loathed and left it; men called him a 
fool ; but he became a freeman ; no longer a slave of the world, he 
became a servant of men and of God." During the last year or 



3 1 8 Hall Genealogy. 

two of his life he furnished the compiler of this work with infor- 
mation about his near of kin ; and he published a discourse in 1870, 
on the 240th anniversary of the first church gathering in Dorchester, 
1630, Children were : 

I. Henry Ware, b. March 21, 1839, and killed in the battle of 
Kenesaw Mountain, Ga., 1864. 2. Nathaniel, b. March 5, 1841. 
3. Caroline, b. Dec. 13, 1843. '4- ^^^''7 Louisa, b. Oct. 16, 1847. 

[Family 50.) Peter Chardon Hall^, pedigree as above : b. Dec. 
26, 1809; d. June, 187 1 ; m., Jan. 10, 1850, Ann Rose Swan; he 
was a farmer of West Medford. Children were : 

I. Jane Webb, b. Feb. 21, 1851. 2. Anna Rose, b. Jan. 14, 
1853. 3- Fanny Maria, b. Nov. 20, 1854. 4. Louisa Park, b, 
Aug. 27, 1856. 5. Francis Parkman, b. March 28, 1858; d. 
1872. 

[Family 51.) Christopher John Hall^, Jonathan Patton^, Na- 
thaniel"*, John3, John% John' : his will was dated March 31, 1852; 
probated March 26, i860; which stated that he was born in Chel- 
sea, Mass., but had been a resident of Tahiti, one of the Society 
Islands, principally for the last 13 years; m. a native woman and 
had two children : 

I. John Paouaa. 2. Susan Taero ; she is said to have been a 
beautiful woman ; she m. Samuel F. Dalton, of Boston, broker ; all 
are dead. Mr. Dalton was much interested in genealogy, and had a 
book, partly written and partly printed, which contained many items 
of genealogy of the Hall family, which he prized very highly ; the 
book is unfortunately lost. 

[Family 52.) Samuel Hall^, William^, Samuel^, Timothy^, 
John', John*", John': b. Sept. 25, 1834 ; m., Feb. 25, 1856, Sarah 
Richardson, dau. of Ebenezer and Sarah R. (French) French, of 
Boston ; was a picture frame maker ; enlisted in Co. G, 39th' Reg., 
Mass. Vols.; left Boston with the regiment, Sept. 6, 1862, and 
served till the regiment was discharged at the close of the war, and 
arrived home June 6, 1865. Children were: 

1. Alethea Wilder, b. Oct. 16, 1858; d. at Medford, Dec. 5, 
1865. 2. Arthur French, b. Aug. 25, i860; d. at South Boston, 
Aug. I, 1861. 3. Lucy Alethea, b. Feb. 27, 1866. 4. Clara 
Adelia, b. June 9, 1868. 5. Emily Alice, b. Sept. 8, 187J. 



Halls of Medford [Part Third). 3 1 9 



HALLS OF MEDFORD. 

(PART THIRD.) 

Third Generation. 
Posterity of Andrew Hall^, of Medford, Mass : 
{Family 9.) Andrew Hall^, John', John': b. in Medford, May 
5, 1698; bapt. 22, 1698; d. June 22, 1750 ;. m., by Thomas Tufts, 
Esq., of Medford, Nov. 27, 1722, Abigail Walker^ dau. of Timo- 
thy and Elizabeth (Fowle) Walker, of Woburn, she d. Aug. 26, 
1785, ze. 83 years. The families comprised in Parts 2d, 3d and 
5th were the posterity of Elizabeth Fowle Abigail, widow of An- 
drew Hall, was the administratrix of his estate ; her bond was dated 
July 2, 1750; his youngest surviving son, Ebenezer, when sixteen 
years old had Thomas Hall appointed his guardian, and when he 
became of the age of twenty-one the estate was settled (Oct. 17, 
1769); in the inventory of this date is found this item: ''To 
dwelling house and ware house at Boston, with land adjoining, late 
improved by the deceased son Andrew, £500 ;" also the following : 
*' Abigail Donahue, widow, his daughter, had, March 18, 1746, 
£500, old tenor, and June 13, 1747, cash £500, old tenor;" the 
dower of Abigail, widow of Andrew Hall, reverted by her death, 
was ordered to be distributed, Sept. 7, 1785 ; Benjamin, the assignee, 
to pay his brother Andrew 158 pounds, and to each brothers, Isaac, 
Richard, Ebenezer, Josiah and James, 79 pounds odd ; to his sister 
Anna 29 pounds odd, or to their legal representatives ; to his sister 
Sarah 54 pounds odd ; Abigail having, in her father's lifetime, re- 
ceived more than her share ; Sarah, when she married Hezekiah 
Blanchard, 1763, had £25 35. 2^., also at some other time had £20 
of the stuff of the estate." Andrew Hall was representative of 
Medford from 1744 to 1751. Children were : 

I. Andrew, b. Oct. 6, 1723; d. before Oct. 17, 1769; he was 
a ship master, resided in Boston ; had a wife, Sarah, and one child, 
Abigail, b. Jan. 8, 1751. 2. Abigail, b. April 15, 1725 (Family 53); 

m., 1st, Donahue; m., 2d, Timothy Fitch, of Boston, by 

whom she had six daughters. 3. James, b. March 26, 1727; d. 
Aug. 20, 1729. 4. Sarah, b. Dec. i, 1729 ; d. Nov. 28, 1792 j 



320 Hall Genealogy. 

ivas 2d wife of Hezekiah Blanchard ; m., Oct. 6, 1763, and had 
Andrew, b. July 27, 1764, d. Sept. 19, 1766; Mr. Blanchard d. 
1803. 5. Benjamin, b. Jan. 27, 1731 (Family 54), 6. James, b. 
April 8, 1733; d. Nov. 8, 1763; m., March 27, 1760, and had 
one child, Mary, b. Jan. 15, 1761. 7. Anna, b. March 17, 1735 ; 
d. Aug. 28, 1757 ; m., Feb. 27, 1755, Thomas Brooks, and had 
Nancy, b. April 6, 1757, m. Dr. Stevens; Mr. Brooks m., 2d, 
Dec. 29, 1762, Mercy Tufts, and had 14 children j he d. 1799. 8. 
Richard, b. Nov. 12, 1737 ; d. June 27, 1827 ; m., Nov. 9, 1762, 
Lucy Jones, of Concord, sister of Hepzibah and Martha, she was 
b. Oct. 13, 1745, d. Feb. 10, 1826, had one child Richard, b. Aug. 
29, 1764, d. July 16, 1765. 9. Isaac, b. Jan. 24, 1739 (Family 
55). 10. Josiah, b. Jan. 11, 1741; d. May i, 1743, was drowned. 
II. Josiah, b. Oct. 17,1744; it was probably this Josiah who owned 
the covenant in the church of West Cambridge (now Arlington), 
Sept. II, 1774; had Elizabeth, b. Sept. 3,andbapt. Sept. 11, 1774 ; 
and Josiah, b. Oct. 19, 1776, bapt. privately Oct. 20, and died Oct. 
22, aged 4 days. 12. Ebenezer, b. May 31, 1748 (Family 56). 
13. Enoch, b. Oct. 30, 1749 ; d. April 2, 1750. 

Fourth Generation. 
[Family 53.) Abigail HALL-t, Andrew^, Johii% John' : b. April 
15, 1725 ; m. Donahue; see her father's will , there is no evi- 
dence that she had children of this marriage ; m., 2d, Timothy Fitch^ 
a merchant of Boston. Mr. Fitch probably came from Maine ; he 
was in a very extensive and successful commercial business, and had 
made a large fortune, but several very heavy and sudden losses com- 
ing near together rendered him nervous, depressed and hypocondriac; 
he gave up business and removed to Medford, where he died Sept. 
8, 1790 ; the following is the account which Miss Derby gives of 
the six daughters of Timothy and Abigail (Hall) Fitch ; 

I. Margaret, a very beautiful and accomplished woman, m^ 

Gordon ; left no children ; George D. Hall, of Medford, has 

a child named after her. 2. Betsey, never married. 3. Abigail, 
m. Hugh Tarbett, a Scotchman, and had, i. Hugh, not married ; 11. 

Fitch ; iii. Abigail, m. Hunt ; \^ . Nancy, m. Samuel Buel, the 

post master of Medford, and had Samuel, m. out west, and a daugh- 
ter Charlotte, who m. Smith, of Schaghticoke, N, Y., left four 

children. 4. Hannah, m. Joseph Bassett, who owned the beautiful 
estate which is now known as the Somerville Insane Asylum ; they 



Halls of Med ford ( Tart T/itrd) . 321 

had, i. Hannah, m. Joy, a merchant of Boston, who had Hannah, 

m. Rev. Mr. Austin, left no children ; ii. Elizabeth, unm.; iii. Joseph, 
unm.; iv. John, m. Ellen, dau. of Stephen White, and has chil- 
dren. 5. Nancy, m. Lendall Pitts, and had, i. Margaret, unmarried ; 

ii. Betsey, m. Cazeneau, a Frenchman, and had two sons ; iii. 

Lendall. 6. Sarah, m. Edward Gray; she died in her first confine- 
ment, and the child also, and Mr. Gray m. again; the above may 
not be the order of the births of the above six sisters. The follow- 
ing are Mr. Fitch's children by his second wife, Eunice Brown : 7. 
John Brown (see Family 60). 8. Eunice (see P'amily 59). 9. 
Charles, m. Miss Orne. 10. Hannah, m. Charles, son of Hon. 
Benjamin Derby, of Salem, Mass. The above was given by Miss 
Caroline R., youngest dau. of Benj. and Hannah Derby, of Salem. 

[Family ^^^ Benjamin Hall*, Andrews, John=': b. Jan. 27, 
1731 ; d. Feb. i, 1817 ; m.. May 3, 1752, Hep-zibah Jones ^oi Con- 
cord, Mass., she was b. May 6, 1734, d. Aug. 10, 1790 ; she was 
sister of Lucy and Martha Jones, who m. Benjamin Hall's brothers 
Richard and Ebenezer . Benjamin Hall was the first meixhant of 
Medford ; served as a justice of the peace, represented the town in 
General Court, 1770 to .1772, and in Provincial Congress, 1774, 
1775 and 1776; was delegate to the convention in 1780 which 
formed the constitution of Massachusetts ; at the close of the rev- 
olutionary war he remarked, " When the war began I would not have 
exchanged property with any man in the county of Middlesex, but 
now, 1784, I am worth nothing;" when the patriots of that day 
pledged life, property and sacred honor, they meant self-sacrifice to 
the very last of all they held dear in their country's cause ; many 
did lose their lives — many lost their property — but none but the 
traitor lost his honor. Children were : 

I. Benjamin, b. Aug. 9, 1754 (Family 57). 2. Ephraim, b. June 
I, 1756; graduated from college about 1778. 3. P'itch, b. June 28, 
1759 (Family 58). 4. Andrew, b. Sept. 26, 1761 (Family 59). 5. 
Hepv-ibah Jones, b. June 25, 1764 (Family 60). 

[Family 55.) Isaac Hall% Andrew^, John": b. Jan. 24, 1739; 
d. Nov. 24, 1789; m., Oct. 8, 1761, Abigail, dau, of Ebenezer 
and Sarah (Cutter) Cutter, she was b. in Medford, Feb. 12, 1 741-2, 
d. Sept. 25, 1825. Isaac was a captain, and commanded his com- 
pany in the battle of Bunker Hill ; resided in Medford, was pro- 
bably a distiller, as were also some of his brethren. Children 
were : 

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322 Hall Genealogy, 

I. Abigail, b. Oct. 12, 1762 ; d. Nov. 22, 1809; m. Mr. Kins- 
man. 2. Elenor, b. July 23, 1764 (Family 61). 3. Isaac, b. Au- 
gust 5, 1766; d. May 17, 1770. 4. James, b. Dec. 25, 1768 
(Family bi). 5. Sarah, b. Aug. 28, 1771 ; d. June 2, 1801 ; m. 

J'bn Kennedy. 6. Isaac, b. June 20, 1774 i d. July 22, 

1775. 7. Rebecca, b. May 28, 1776 ; m. Benjamin Herbert 
Hathorne, who d. Feb. 9, 1824, ae 50 years. 8. Mary, b. Aug, 9, 
1779 ; d. July 22, 1865 ; m. Baynes. 

[Family 56 ) Ebenezer Hall"*, Andrew^, John*, John': b. May 
31, 1748; d. March 21, 1831 ; m., April 12, 1770, Martha Jones, 
of Concord, sister to Lucy and Hepzibah, who m. his brothers 
Richard and Benjamin. The three brothers had houses adjoining each 
other in Medford. Maitha was b. June 19, 1750; d. Dec. 22, 1835. 
He was a tanner ; was representative of Medford one year, 1779. 
Childien were : 

I. Ebenezer, b. May u. 1771 (Family 63). 2. Richard, b. 
Feb. 24, 1774; d. by shipwreck on a passage from Frankfort to 
Penobscot River, Oct. 19, 1796 or 8 ; funer.d sermon was preached 
by Dr. Osgood, of Medford, from Job. xiv:i9 ; was a merchant, un- 
married. 3. Ephraim, b. Feb. 27, 1776 (Family 64). 4. Martha, 
b. June 24, 1778 ; d. June 23, 1780. 5. Lucy, b. Nov. 28, 1782 
(Family 65). 6. Isaac, b. March 12, 1785 (Family 66). 7. An- 
drew, b. Oct. 21, 1788 (Family 67). 

Fifth Generation. 

[Family ^ J.) Benjamin Halls, Benjamin"*, Andrew^ : b. Aug. 
9, 1754 ; m., Nov. 20, ijyjt Lucy, dau of Dr. Simon and Lucy 
Tufts ; residence in Medford ; Dr. Tufis was a descendant of Peter 
Tufts, b. in England, 1617, and lived in Medford, Mass., 1664; 
Lucy descended from Gov. Dudley. Children were: 

I. Dudley, b. Oct. 14, 1780 (Family 68). 2. Lucy, b. March 
27, 1783; d. unmarried. 3. Hepsie, b. Feb. 17, 1785; d. in in- 
fancy. 4 A daughter, d. in infancy. 

{Family ^S.) Fitch Hall', Benjamin*, Andrew^: b. June 28 
1759; d. Dec. 30, 1841, in Boston ; m.. May 15, 1783, Judith 
dau. of Abraham Brasher, of New York city, where she was b. 
May, 1759, d. in Medford, Oct. 20, 1811. Fitch Hall was a mer- 
chant. Children were : 

I. Fitch, b. in Medford, Jan. 25, 1785, where he d. March 30 
1809; m., Oct. II, 1808, Frances, dau. of William Coffin, of Nan- 



Hails of Medford {Part Third). 323 

tucket, where she d. May iq, 18 1 2 ; he was a merchant of Medford. 
2. Benjamin, b. Feb. 27, 1786, in Medford, where he d. March 9, 
1786. 3. William Brasher, b. in Medford, March 21, 1790; d at 
Portsmouth, N. H., March 25, 1814; he was a lieutenant in the 
navy. 4. Helen, b. in Watertown, Sept. 16, 1791, where she d. 
Sept. 15, 1793. 5. Mary Matilda, b in New York city, Jan. 19, 
1797; d. in Medford, Oct. 20, 1803. 6, Helen Louisa, b. in 
Medford, Oct. 10, 1800 ; d. Oct. 5, 1849; "^m Oct. 22, 1832, Si- 
mon Davis Leavens, merchant of Boston, hed. March 27, 1850 ; had, 
i. Fitch Hall, b. in Boston, Sept. 15, 1833, d. March 9, 1839 ; ii. 
Elizabeth Davis, b. in Boston, Jan. 22, 1839, d. the next day. 7. 
Emily Matilda, b. in Medford, Oct. 10, 1800 (Family 69). 

{Family 59.) Andrew Hall^, Benjamin*, Andrew^: b. Feb. 26, 
1761 } m., April 19, 1789, Eunice, dau. of Timothy and Eunice 
(Brown) Fitch (see Family 66). Children were : 

I. Charles Jones, b. March I, 1790; d. unmarried. 2. George 
Brown, b. Oct. 5, 1791; d. unmarried. 3. Mary. 4, Eliza. 5. 
Edward. 6 Edward Fitch, resides in Medford ; has business in 
Boston ; is married and has two sons and one daughter, she is mar- 
ried, and one son is married and lives in California. 7. Richard 
Henry, d. leaving two childien. 8. Andrew Augustus, is in an 
express office at Buffalo, N. Y.; has had ten children, has but one 
left. 9. Eunice, twin to Andrew A., d. in infancy. 10. Eunice 
Brown, lives with her brother Edward F. in Medford ; she has very 
kindly sent me this account of her father's family, and other valua- 
ble information. 

[Fam ly 60.) Hepzibah HallS, Benjamin^, Andrew^ : b. June 
25, 1764; m., 1st, 1785, John Brown Fitch (see Family 53) j she 
d. and he m., 2d, Rose Lindzec. Children were: 

I. John Brown, b. Dec. 11, 1785. 2. Hepsie Jones, b. June 
21, 1790 ; m. Dudley Hall, Esq., of Medford (see Family 68); 
was living in 1876. 3. Nancy SheafF, d. unmarried June 21, 183Q, 
after a lingering consumption ; she was universally esteemed by all 
who were acquainted with her, and her departure was especially re- 
gretted by the younger members of her father's familv over whom 
she exercised a parental care for many years. 4. Mary H.. b. 
June 16, 1793 ; d. May 20, 1820 ; she was the first wife of Dudley 
Hall, Esq., of Medford (see Family 68). 5. Benjamin Hall, b. 
March 1800 ; d. 1803. 6. Maria Lindzee, bv 2d wife, living in 
1876; unmarried, 7. Edward, d, at sea; unmarried. 8. VVm. 



324 Haii Genealogy. 

Derby, m., Oct. 30, 1839, Susan Mitchell, dau. of Ebenezer Hall, 
Jr. (see f'amily 63). Mr. Fitch resided in Boston; d. Jan. 13, 
1843, ^- 3^ years ; left no children. 9. John, m. Almira Lin- 
coln ; no Jiildren ; removed to Illinois. 

(Family 61.) Eleanor Hall^, Isaac^, Andrew^: b. July 23, 
1764 ; d. Aug. 21, 1853, ae. 89 years ; m., April 24, 1790, Charles^ 
son of Recompense Wadsworth Stimpson ; b. in Boston, Nov. 9, 
1766, d. July 29, 1840, ae. 74 years; resided in Boston ; they had 
8 children, 84 grandchildren, and 25 great-grandchildren ; this 
family record is given me by Miss Susan S. Stimpson, 45 Chestnut 
St., Boston, Mass. Children were : 

I. Sarah Hall, b. Jan. 24, 1792 ; d. Nov. 9, 1858, ae. 66. 2. 
Charles, b. Nov. 1, 1793; d. Aug. 1869, ae. 76. 3. John, b. 
May 22, 1795 ; d. Sept., 1839, ae. 44. 4. William Cutter, b. 
March 26, 1797 ; d. July 4, 1875, ae. 78. 5. Isaac Hall, b. March 
17, 1799; d. Feb. 3, 1800. 6. Herbert Hathorne, b. Nov. 5, 
1802 ; living 1876. 7. Frederic Henry, b. Jan. 26, 1805 -, d. 
Dec. 11,1873,^.68. 8. Isaac Hall, b. May 6, 1806 ; d. Aug. 
26, 1836, ae. 32. 

[Family 62.) James Hall', Isaac*, Andrew^ : b. Dec. 25, 1768 ; 
d. Sept. 20, 1845 or 6; m., Feb. 2, 1797, Catharine Goldthaith 
Davis; b. Jan. 20, 1778, d. Sept. 11, 1856; resided in Medford ; 
had a Hall and a Cutter coat of arms received from his mother — now 
lost. Children were : 

I. James Stimpson, b. Aug. 22, 1797; d, Oct. 20, 1798. 2. 
Albert Fitz Edwin Parker, b. Aug. 26, 1798. 3. A son, b. Oct. 
24, 1799 ; d. Nov. 4, 1799. 4. Catharine Sarah, b. Oct. 6, 1801 ; 
m., ist, May 20, 1824, John P. Payson ; he. d. Oct. 20, 1829 ; m., 
2d, July 9, 1849, R ^' Parker. 5. Abigail Mary, b. Nov. 12, i8o2; 
living 1876; she has very kindly sent me this record of her father's 
family. 6. Eliza Buzzey, b. Jan. 24, 1804 (Family 70). 7. James 
Davis, b. July 13, 1805 ; d. July 25, 1850. 8. Cornelia Romana, 
b. Match 12, 1807; m., ist, Oct. 2, 1830, Thomas B.Park; m., 
2d, Dec. 12, 1847, Henry Sumner; m., 3d, Alfred E. Ford. 9. 
George Ashley, b. Feb. 16, 1808 ; d. April 2, 1808. lo. George 
Ashley, b. April 4, 1809 ; d. Jan. 21, 1821. 11. Amasa Davis, b. 
July 16, 1810 ; d. Aug. I, 1810. 12. Octavia, b. Sept. 2, 1811; 
d. Sept. 2, 1832. 13. Rebecca Hathorne, b. May 22, 1813 
(Family 71). 14. Amasa Davis, b. Aug. 15, 1814; d. March 24, 
1850. 15. Charles Davis, b. May 8, 1818 ; d. May 12, 1837. 



Halls of Medford {Part Third). 325 

{Family 63.) Ebenezer Hall*, Ebenezer^ Andrew^ : b. May 11, 
1771 ; d. June I, 1851; m„ March 8, 1796, Eunice^ dau. of Isaac 
and Mary Jones, of Weston, Mass., she d. May 15, i860 ; he was 
a tanner of Medford ; was representative of Medford, 1799 and 
1800. Children were: 

I. Martha, b. April 20, 1798 ; d. Jan. 2, 1815. 2. Richard, b. 
Aug. 27, 1800 (Family 72). 3. Mary Jane, b. Feb. 7, 1802; d. 
Jan. 30, 1868, unmarried. 4. William Jones, b. May 20, 1805; 
d. May II, 1867, unmarried ; he was a ship master. 5 Ann 
Louisa, b April 17, 1807; d. Dec. 14, 1834, unmarried. 6. Susan 
Mitchell, b. May 7, 1808 ; living 1876; m., Oct. 30, 1839, Wil- 
liam Derby Fitch, of Boston, he d. Jan. 13, 1843 ; no children (see 
Family 72); she very kindly furnished me with much of this lecord 
of the descendants of Andrew Hallt. 7. Lucy Jones, b. Oct. 14, 
1812 (Family 73). 8. Ebenezer, b. June 11, 1815; d. June 8, 
1866. 

[Family 64.) Ephraim Halls, Ebenezer'*, Andrew^: b. Feb. 27, 
1776; d. Sept. 2, 1852; m.,-Feb. 2, 1819, Jane T'., dau. of Henry 
Reynolds, of Boston, she d. Jan. 7, 1864 ; Mr. Hall was a sugar 
refiner ; resided in Boston. Children were: 

I. Edward Reynolds, b. Jan. 11, 1820 (Family 74). 2. William 
Augustus, b. March ig, 1821 •, m. Dec, 13, 1865; no children 3. 
Abeline Ellen, b. May 13, 1822. 4. Franklin Jones, b. Jan. 11, 
1826 (Family 75). 5. Alfred Belcher, b. Dec. 29, 1827; sugar 
broker of Boston; m., April 21, 1858, Margaret Phillips of Me- 
thuen, Mass.; no children. 6. Frederic Bradley, b. Aug 31, 1830 ; 
d. Jan. 24, 1833. 7. Lucy Matilda, b. Sept. 25, 1835; d. March 
28, 1839. 

[Family b^.) Lucy Halls, Ebenezer*, Andrews : b. Nov. 28, 
1782; d. March 3, 1816 ; m., Nov. 26, l8c2, Josiah Bradlee^ a 
merchant of Boston, he d. Jan. 6, i860 ; had a family also by a 2d 
wife. Children were : 

I. Hannah Matilda, b. Oct. 30, 1803; m., at Boston, March, 
1848, Dr. Robert John Dodd, of Philadelphia, Pa.; no children. 
2. Lucy Hall, b. Feb. 25, 1806 ; m., Oct. 27, 1830, S. L. Shober, 
merchant of Philadelphia ; no children. 3. Frederic Hall, b. Sept., 
1807 (Family 76). 4. M.artha Hall, b, Dec. 18, 1809; unmarried. 
5. James Bowdoin, b. Oct. ro, 1813 (Family 77). 

[Family bb.) Isaac Hall^, Ebenezer'', Andrew*: b. March 12, 
1785; d. June 25, 1866 ; m., Sept. 11, 1806, Susan^ dau. of Paul 



326 Hall Genealogy. 

and Morab Mitchell, of Nantucket ; residence Boston ; merchant. 
Children were : 

I. Elizabeth Mitchell, b. Dec. 2, 1807 ; unmarried. 2, Caroline 
Holmes, b. April 28, 1810 (Family 78). 3. Andrew Augustus, b. 
Aug. 15, 1813; d. Sept. I, 1833. 4- Dudley, b. Dec. 5, 1816 
(Family 79). 5. Susan Maria, b. May 26, 1 821 (Family 80). 6. 
Ellen Louisa, b. June 18, 1824; m., at Geneva, N. Y., Nov. 2, 
1852, Frederic Packard, a lawyer of Philadelphia, he d. July 18, 
1862; no children. 7. Alexander Mitchell, b. April 12, 1826 
(Family 81). 8. George Henry, b. Dec. 20, 1830; d. Oct. 10, 
1831. 

{Family b"].) Andrew Hall^, Ebenezer-*, Andrew^ : b. Oct. 21, 
1788; d. July 10, 1857. at Perryman's Mills, Md. ; m., April 9, 
1815, y//7«, dau. of Samuel Gray, of Medford, shed, Dec. 20, 
1815 ; m., 2d, Sept. 22, 18 19, Jnn Giles Moore^ of Baltimore, Md., 
she d. Aug. 26, 1873; he was a merchant of Baltimore, Md. 
Children were : 

I. Philip Moore, b. July 9, 1820; d. 184.3. 2- Martha Susan, 
b. May, 1822; d. Au^., 1822. 3. Andrew, b. Dec. i, 1823 
(Family 82). 4. Ann, b. Sept. 19, 1826; m., Oct. 16, 1868,' 
Edward Leeds Kerr, a pro.^'essional literateur of Baltimore; no 
children, 5. Mary Moore, b. Dec. 3, 1829 (Family 83). 6, Silas 
Marion, b. Dec, 31, 1831 ; d. Feb. 27, 1856. 

Sixth Generation, 
[Family 68.) Dudley Hall^, Benjamin^, Benjamin^ Andrew3 : 
b. Oct. 14, 1780 ; d. Nov. 2, 1868 ; m,, 1st; Mary H. Fitch (see 
Family 60) ; she d. May 20, 1820 ; m., 2d, Hepsie 'Jones Fitch^ sister 
of his first wife, she was D. June 21, 1790, was living in Medford, 
1876. Dudley Hall was a merehant of iMedford, and accumulated a 
large fortune over $1,000,000. He commenced business as a dealer 
in West India goods and buying all sorts of produce of the farmers 
who made Medford their great market in those days, and exchanging 
such produce in Boston and Salem for sugar and molasses, etc. 
He was afterward largely engaged in building cotton mills at 
Lowell, Dover, Great Falls and other places. He was a director 
in the New England bank at Boston, for forty years, was justice 
of the peace, and representative of Medford in General Court 
from 1813 to 1815, He was a man of the most exemplary character, 
an honest man in every sense of the word, and without an enemy in 



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the world ; he was known extensively and loved and respected 
wherever he was known ; his townsmen and old women placed money 
in his hands for safe keeping as people do now a days in saving 
banks. On the day of his funeral all the stores in the town were 
closed and all the bells were rung. I met him but once, it was at 
his door in 1846, as he was about stepping into his carriage for Boston > 
he impressed me as a man of great intelligence, but simple manners, 
a man of uprightness and friendly bearing, whom one might love and 
trust. Children were : 

I. Dudley Cotton, b. Sept, 29, 18 18 (Family 84). 2. Hepsie, b. 
1822, by 2d wife (Family 85). 3. George D., b. 1826 (Family 
86). 4. Horace D., b. Sept., 1831 (Family 87). And eight others 
who died in infancy. 

{Family bq.) Emily Matilda Hall^, Fitch^, Benjamin"*: b. in 
iMcdford, May 7, 1802 ; d. at Boston, Sept. 27, 1873; "^•' ^^^• 
23, 1822, Nathaniel Curtis^ Jr., a merchant of Boston ; he was lost 
at sea Nov. 23, 1873;, in the ill fated " Ville du Havre; " he was 
fourth cousin to Benjamin Curtis, U. S. District Judge of Boston ; 
thev were the descendants of William and Sarah Curtis who settled 
in Roxbury, Mass., 1632, whose homestead has continued to be in 
the possession of their descendants ever since, and the house they 
built and lived in still stands. Children of Nathaniel, except the 
first were born in Boston : 

I. Frances Louisa, b. at Jamaica Plains, Mass., Dec. 14, 1823' 
(Family 88). 2. Nathaniel William, b. June 22, 1825 (Family 89). 
3. Emily Hall, b. April 13, 1830 ; d. March 31, 1833. 4. Hall, 
b. July 7, 1834 (Family 90). 

[Family JO.) Eliza Buzzey Hall^, James^, Isaac*, Andrews : b. 
Jan. 24, 1804; m., ist, Oct. 17, 1826, Barney Clapp, of Boston, 
he d. Jan. 12, 1832. Children were: 

I. James Hall, b. Jan. 29, 1827 (Family 91). 2. Caroline D., 
b. Dec. 29, 1829 ; d. July 29, 1835. 

(Family 71.) Rebecca Hathorne Hall^, pedigree as last given: 
b. May 22, 1813: m., Aug. 18, 1836, /. W. Bryant. Children 
were : 

I. William A., b. Aug. 31, 1837. 2. Davis H., b. Sept. 5^ 
1839 3. Octavia, b. Oct. 21, 1841. 4. Henry H., b. Aug. 12, 
1847. 5- George P., b. Aug. 6, 1849. 

[Family 72.) Richard Hall^, Ebenezers, Ebenezer% Andrew^ : 



328 Hall Genealogy . 

b. Aug. 27, 1800; d. June 19, 1865; m., Dec. 25, 1828, Mary 
Jnn Haywocd, of Va.; merchant of Boston. Children were: 

I. William Lewis, b. Dec. 30, 1829; m.. May 7, 1864, Emily 
Henrietta, dau. of W. W. How, of Melbourn, Australia; had son 
born July 19, 1865, and other children. 2. Mary Anna, b. Nov. 3, 
1831. 3. George Sidney, b. Jan. 10, 1834. 4. Ann Louisa, b. 
Jan. 27, 1836 (Family 92). 5. Virginia Margaretta, b. Dec. 23, 
1837 (Family 93). 6. James Lavine, b. April 16, 1840; manu- 
facturer.; m., Jan. 29, 1863, Susan A. Gurney, of Abington, Mass.; 
had, i. Carrie VVentworth, b. at Abington, Feb. 2, 1868 ; and ii. 
a daughter, b. Dec. 21, 1870. 7. Harriet Augusta, b. Jan. ii, 

1843- 

{Family 73.) Lucy J. Hall^, Ebenezer^, Eebenezer^, Andrew^ : 
b. Oct, 14, 1812; m., Nov. 7, 1843, Thomas Stetson Horton^ a law- 
yer of Castine, Me. Children were: 

I. Ellen Stetson, b. in Medford, Oct. 20, 1844. 2. Mary Hall, 
b. Sept. 4, 1846. 3. Edward Ellis, b March 31, 1849. 

[Family 74.) Edward R. Hall^, Ephraims, Ebenezer'«, Andrews : 
b. in Boston, Jan. 1 1, 1820 ; m., Oct. 4, 1855, Kate^ dau. of Henry 
Gasset, of Boston ; is cashier of a bank, Boston. Children were : 

I. Henry Gasset, b. May 10, 1858. 2. Edith, b. April 17,1865. 

[Family 75.) Franklyn J. Hall^, Ephraims, as before: b. Jan. 
II, 182b, in Boston ; m., Oct. 20, 1852, Sarah E. IFood, of Saxon- 
ville ; is a manufacturer in Saxonville, Mass. Children were : 

I. Franklyn Jones, b. July 19, 1853. ^- Frederic Reynolds, b. 
March 15, 1855. 3. Henry Wood, b. March 17, 1857. 

(Family 76.) Frederic Hall Bradley^, son of Josiah and 
Lucy (Halls) Bradley, Ebenezer^ : b. Sept. 18, 1807; m., April 21, 
1828 or 30, Lucretia fFainwright^ merchant of Boston. Children 
were : 

I. Elizabeth Gair, b. April 9, 1832 (Family 94). 2. Lucy Hall, 
b. Aug. II, 1833; m., Feb. 21, 1872, Frederic Stone, a broker of 
Boston; had, i. Philip Bradley, b. Jan. 17, 1873. 3. Josiah, b. 
Dec. 17, 1837 (Family 95). 4. Frederic Wainwright, b. Nov. 7, 
1839 (Family 96). 

{Family JJ.) James Bowdoin Bradley^, son of Josiah and.Lucy 
(Halls) Bradley: b. Oct. 10, 1813 ; d. Jan. 26, 1872; m., April 
27, 1837, Mary Perrin, merchant of Boston. Children were : 

I. Mary May, b. Dec. 6, 1840 ; m., in Paris, France, Louis 
Gillard, Chef. d. Escadron d. Etat. major; had a sonb. 1869; and 



Halls of Medford [Fart Third). 329 

another July, 1870. 2. Sarah Fletcher, b. July 19, 1842; m., 
Oct. 26, 1861, Ogden, son of Charles Codman, merchant bf 
Boston; had Ogden, b. Jan. 19, 1863. 3. Kate Hall, b. 1844 j 
m., Dec. 15, 1866, Benjamin Crowningshield, of Boston. 4. 

4. Alice Bowdoin, m., Nov. 17, 1868, Theodore Chase, of Boston. 

5. Fanny. 

[Family 78.) Caroline H. Hall^, Isaacs, Ebenezer^ : b. April 
28, 1810; d. at Geneva, N. Y., March 30, 1865; m.. May 6, 
1829, Samuel Heath Rich^ merchant of Boston ; he d. at Carfton, E. 
India, April 17, 1845; his widow m., 2d, Jan. 15, 1851, Samuel 
Dunn, of Boston. Children were : 

I. Caroline Virginia, b. May 14, 1830; d. July 15, 1855. 2. 
Samuel Heath, b. Nov. 24, 1833 (Family 97). 3. Benjamin, b. 
Oct. 26, 1834 ; d. Sept. 30, 1836. 4. Benjamin, b. Sept. 22, 1836 
(Family 98). 5. Caroline Virginia, b. Feb. ii, 1839 (Family 99). 

6. Ellen Maria, b. at Boston, Dec. 6, 1844 j m., at Cmcinnati, O., 
Nov. 7, 1872, Rev. Henry R. Lockwood, of Geneva, N. Y., and 
had Ethel May, b. at Syracuse, N. Y., April 12, 1874. 7. Robert 
Paine Dunn, b. Feb. 19, 1852; d. May 31, 1852. 

{Family 79,) Dudley Hall^, Isaac^, Ebenezer'', Andrew^: b. at 
Boston, Dec. 15, 1816 ; m., at Philadelphia, Heiiy Jane Haven^ she 
d. Sept. 17, 1853; ^•■> "^^i ^^54» Hannah Fincenty of Pi. Children 
were : 

I. Anna Haven, b. at Geneva, N. Y., Jan. 29, 1846 ; m., Dec. 
4, 1873, J^rn^s D. Rea, of Newville, Pa. 2. Clarissa Dudley, b. 
at Chicago, 111., April 27, 1847. 3- Dudley, d. in infancy. 4. 
Isaac Vincent, b. at Jersey City, N. J., Nov. 6, 1857 ; d. March 
4, 1863. 5. Henry Combs, b. at Jersey City, Oct. 15, i860; d. 
March 27, 1863. 6. Frederic Packard, b. at Jersey City, July 24, 
1865. Dudley Hall resides at 122 Warren St., Jersey City. 

[Family 80.) SusAN Maria Hall*^, pedigree as last given : b. May 
26, 1821 ; m., Oct. 3, 1849, ^^ Geneva, N. Y., Rev. Charles 
lyUliam Monroe.^ of Boston. Children were : 

I. Charles Kirk, b. in Wisconsin, Sept. 15, 1850. 2. Edmond 
Hall, b. at Appleton, Wis., March 17, 1852; d. J<in. 29, 1853. 
3. Su5an Mitchell, b. at Appleton, Nov. 18, 1853. 4- E^'^" Hall, 
b. April 6, 1856 ; d. Sept. 28, 1857, at East Cambridge, Mass. 5. 
Frederic Mitchell, b. April 12, 1858, at East Cambridge, Mass. 6. 
Charlotte Elizabeth, b, March 25, 1859, at East Cambridge. 



330 Hall Genealogy. 

{Family %i.) Alexander M. Hall*, pedigree as last given: b. 
April 12, 1826, in Boston; d. April 24, i860; m., in Cincinnati, 
Ohio, Clarissa Jane Seymore. Children were : 

r. Geoffrey Seymore, b. in Cincinnati, Ohio, 1851. 2. Dudley, 
^- ^853- 3- Alexander Mitchell, b. 1856. 4. Edward Spencer, b. 
May, 1857. 

[Family ^2.) Andrew Hall*, Andrew^, Ebenezer* : b. Dec. i, 
1823 ; m. Martha Philips^ dau. of Sidney Hall, of Baltimore; is <. 
plantec near Baltimore. Children were born in Harford Co., Md. : 

I. Philips Moore, b. Nov. 23, i860. 2. Andrew, b. 1862 ; d. 
1864. 3. A daughter, b. and d. 1865. 4. A daughter, b. and d. 
1866. 

[Family S 2-) Mary M. Hall*, Andrew^, Ebenezer'*, Andrew3: 
b. Dec. 3, 182Q ; m,, Dec. 12, 1861, Robert H. Smithy of Baltimore, 
Md. ; planter in Harford Co., Md., near Baltimore. Children were : 

I. Robert, b. June lO, 1863. 2. Annie Moore, b. June, 1865. 

3. A son, b. Dec. 1867. 4. A son, b. Jan., 1869. 

Seventh Generation. 

[Family S4..) Dudley C Hall^, Dudley*, Benjamins, Benjamin'*, 
Andrew^: b, in Medford, Sept. 29, 1818; lives in Medford ; m., 
July 27, 1848, Harriet TFinslow, dau. of John King, of Medford, 
she was b. July ii, 1829 ; he very kindly furnished me with informa- 
tion concerning his connections in Medford. Children born in 
Medford : 

I. Dudley, b. March 10, 1850 ; resides in Medford ; m., Jan. 28, 
1874, in Canton, Mass., Sarah Kingsley, dau. of William H. Allen, 
merchant of Boston ; Dudley Hall is tea merchant of Boston of the 
firm of Terry, Hall & Co. 2. A son, b. March 28.1852 ; d. April 
28, 1852. 3. Frederic Cushing, b. Aug. 15, 1853 "' ^- ^^Y ^°» ^^54- 

4. Alfred Derby, b. Oct. 14, 1855. 5. Edward Winslow, b. Oct. 
2, 1857. ^- Grace Mary, b. April 23, 1859. 7- ^ ^°"^ ^' J^^^Y 
II, 1862 ; d. Aug. I, 1868. 8. Frank King, b. June 8, 1866 ; d. 
June 12, 1868. 

[Family 85.) Hepsie Hall^, Dudley*, as above : b. 1822 ; lives 
in Medford ; m., Nov. 12, 1846, Henry Bradley^ son of Josiah, by 
his 2d wife (see Family 77) ; residence in Medford ; d. March 24, 
1861. Children were : 

I. Helen Marion, b. Sept. 24, 1847 ' ""■•■> ^^^- ^^^ 1^72, Edward 
N., son of John Brooks Fenno, merchant of Boston ; had Henry 



Halls of Medford {Part Third). 331 

Bradley, V». April 14, 1873. 2. Dudley Hall, b. Nov. 23, 1849 '» 
m., Nov. 12, 1873, Elizabeth T. Hall (of Family (^9) ; had one 
child, b. Aug. 3, 1874. 3. Henry, b. Jan. 30, 1850. 

[Family 86.) George D. Hall^, pedigree as before : b. in Med- 
ford, July 8, 1826; lives in Medford ; m. Kate IFheeler ; he has 
very kindly sent me important information. Children all born in 
Medford : 

I. Arthur Bradley, b. Jan. 7, 1851. 2. Francis Derby, b. Aug! 
18, 1853; ^- J^"- 23, 1854. 3. Hepsie, b. Dec. 6, 1854. 4. 
George D., b. Aug. 23, 1856. 5. William B., b. June I, 1858. 
6. Kate Mary, b. Dec. 31, 1859. 7- ^'^^ Ruth, b. July 22, 1862 ; 
d. March 16, 1863. 8. Bocknal, b. April 18, 1866. 9. Margaret 
Gordon, b. Dec. 6, 1871, 

[Family 87.) Horace D. Hall', Dudley*^, pedigree as before: b. 
Sept., 1831 ; lives in Medford; m. Jbbie Allen. Children were 
born in Medford : 

I. Elizabeth Tracy, b. Nov. 12, 1854; m. Dudley H. Bradley, 
her cousin. 2. Lucy Dudley, b. March 13, 1856 ; d. May, 1859. 
3. Horace, b. March I, 1858. 4. Vernon Howland, b. Oct. 30 
1859.. 5. Ralph Lindsey, b. Mardh 3, 1870. 

[Family 88.) Frances Louisa (^Iurtis^, Nathaniel Curtis and 
Emily Matilda Hall^ Fitch Hall^, Benjamin^*, Andrews, John': b. 
at Jamaica Plains, Mass., Dec. 14, 1823; m., March 30, 1848, 
Charles Mixter, of Boston ; they were both lost on the Ville du 
Havre, Nov. 23, 1873. They had four children : 

I. Emily Louisa, b. in Roxbury, Mass., Sept. 9, 1851 ; d. in 
Newport, R. L, Oct. 2, 1853. ^- Madeline Curtis, b. in Newport, 
May27, 1856. 3. Charles Cutler, b. in Boston, Nov. 15, 1857; d. 
in New York, Feb. 22, 186 1. 4. Helen Klortright, b. in Bjston, 
April 27, 1864. 

[Family Sg.) Nathaniel William Curtis^ : pedigree as last 
given: b. in Boston, June 22, 1825; m., May 27, 1856, Sally 
James Scull, of Philadelphia ; merchant ; resided in Boston, where 
all their children were born : 

I I. Nathaniel William, b. May 15, 1857. 2. Penrose, b. Jan. 
25, i860; d. Jan. 24,1862. 3. Hamilton Rowan, b. Aug. 25, 
1862. 4. Philip, b. May 19, 1873. 

[Family 90.) Hall CuRTIS^ pedigree as last given : b. in Boston, 
July 7, 1834 ; is a practicing physician in Boston, No. 2 Spruce 



^o2 Hall Genealogy. 

street ; he ha^ very kindly furnished me with the record of the 
descendants of Fitch Hall; m., Dec. i, 1864, Mce Dodge Silsbee, 
of Salem, Mass. Children are : 

I. John Silsbee, b. Oct. 18, 1865, in Boston. 2. Frances Mix- 
ter, b. March 28, 1870, in Boston. 

{Family g I.) James Hall Clapp^, Barney Clapp and Eliza B. 
Hall^ James*, IsaacS Andrews : b. Jan. 29, 1827, at Boston; is a 
stock broker, does business at No. 16 Sears Building, Boston; 
resides in VValiham ;. he has taken much interest in my genealogy, 
and has furnished me with the family record of his mother and her 
father's family, from the record in the Bible, and has sketched a 
coat of arms from an original one wrought in tapestry, which is a 
fac simile of one preserved in his grandfather Hall's family, printed 
on parchment, very old; m., Sept. 19, 1851, Caroline lavlor; m., 
2d, Oct. 8, 1863, Harriet B. Foster^ and had : 

I. Edith, b. Aug. 4, 1852. 2. Gilmer, b. Nov. 4, 1864. 3. 
Lyndon, b. Aug. 13, 1874. 

(Family 92.) Ann Louisa Hall^, Richard^, Ebenezers, Ebenezer^ 
Andrew^, John% John' : b. Jan. 27, 1836 ; m. Daniel A. Gleason^ a 
lawyer of Boston ; they reside in West Medford, on a part of the 
old homestead near the old house occupied by John Hall, the first, of 
Medford, and son of Widow Mary, of Cambridge. Children were : 

I. Hall, b. June 18, 1865. 2. Sidney, b. Sept. 30, 1866. 3. 
Bessie, b. Nov. 4, 1869. 4. Annie, b. March 21, 1871. 5. Charles 
Bemis, b. Sept. 9, 1872. 

[Family 93.) Virginia Margaritta Hall?, pedigree as last 
given : b. Dec. 23, 1837 ; m., June 8, 1864, Edward C. Wheelock, 
merchant of St. Andrews, New Brunswick. Children were : 

I. Blanch, b. in New York, April 9, 1865. 2. Virginia, b. on 
Staten Island, N. Y., July 2, 1867. 3. Mary, b. on Staten Island, 
Nov. II, 1868. 4. Gertrude, b. in New York, Dec. 14, 1873, 

[Family 94.) Elizabeth Gair Bradley?, Frederic Hall Brad- 
ley^, Josiah Bradley and Lucy Halls, Ebenezer'*, Andrew^, John% 
John': b. April 9, 1832; m. Henry Abbott, a merchant of Boston. 
Children were : 

I. Bessie. 2. Frederic. 

[Family 95.) Josiah Bradley?, pedigree as last given : b. Dec. 
17, 1837; m., March 17, 1864, Alice, dau. of Frank and Sarah 
Crowningshield ; resides in Boston. Children were : 



Halls of Medford ( Fart "Third ) . 333 

T. Sarah, b. Jan., 1865. 2. Frederic Josiah, b. April, 1866. 3. 
James Baldwin, b. Jan. 31, 1873. 

[tamily 96.) Frederic Wainwright Bradley^, pedigree as last 
given : b. in Boston, Nov. 7, 1839 ; m., April 28, 1862, Mary W.^ 
dau. of Henry H. Ford, a merchant of Boston. Children were : 

I. Josiah, b. March 18, 1863, in Boston ; d. Sept. 7, 1867. 2. 
Thomas Stevenson, b, in Boston, Oct., 1868. 3. Roger Wain- 
wright, b. at Nahant, July 25, 1873. 

[Family 97.) Samuel Heath Rich^, Samuel H. Rich and Caro- 
line H. Hall^, Isaac^, Ebenezer'*, Andrew^, John', John' : b. Nov. 
24, 1831 ; m., Nov. 20,1855, Margaret L. M. Sherman, of Greece, 
N. Y. ; he is a sea captain. Children were : 

I. Benjamin Heath, b. at Greece, N. Y., Nov, 25, 1836. 2. 
Lewis, b. 1866. 3. Paul Mitchell, b. at Nantucket, Mass., 1871. 

[Family 98.) Benjamin Rich^, pedigree as last given : b. Sept. 
22, 1836; m., in Chicago, 1858, Jane Wallace^ had : 

I. Jessie, b. in New Haven, Iowa, March 30, i860 ; d. at 
Geneva, N. Y., March 18, 1864. 2. Caroline H., b. June, 1866; 
d. June, 1866. 

[Family i)().) Caroline Virginia Rich^, pedigree as last given: 
b. Feb. II, 1839; m., Dec. 18, 1866, Alexander H. Guffey^ a 
lawyer of Cincinnati, had : 

I. Telford, b at Cincinnati, June 1, 1868 ; d. Jan. 8, 1870. 2. 
Margaret Drake, b. at Cincinnati, Jan. 12, 1870. 3. Agnes Hamil- 
ton, b. at Cincinnati, March 6, 1873. 4' Winthrop Hamilton, b. 
at Cincinnati, June 18, 1874. 



334 ^^^^^ Genealogy, 



HALLS OF MEDFORD. 

(PART FOURTH.) 

Th'spart embraces the posterity of Hon. Stephen Hall of iMedford. 

Third Generation. 

{Family lo.) Stephen Hall3, John% John' : b. Jan. 19, 1704; 

d. Dec. I, 1787, ae. 83 ; m. Mary , d. Oct. 20. 1791, as. 80 

years ; he was called Stephen Hall, Jr., because he had an uncle 
Stephen ; he was associated with his cousin Stephen Hall, 3d, as 
administrator of the estate of his uncle Lt. Stephen Hall; he was 
reprtsentative of Medford from 1763 to 1770; in a deed given 
1 8 10, by his son Willis to his daughter Elizabeth Tngraham, he 
is designated as " Hon. Stephen Hall, gentleman." Mrs. Mary E, 
Stearns of College Hill, Medford, has in her possession articles of 
silver which formerly belonged to Stephen Hall, among which, I 
think, there is a tankard with a Hall coat of arms engraven upon its 
side. In his will Stephen Hall mentions sons Willis, Stephen, 
Aaron, Ezekiel, and daughters Mary, Elizabeth, and Jane. Child- 
ren were : 

I. Willis, b. Aug. 20, 1733 (Family 100). 2. Stephen, b. .March 
7> J735i ^' '^191y^ V-'i he bequeathed his property, to Rebecca, 
dau. of his brother Aaron, wife of Aaron Putnam ; $ico to children 
of his sister Mary; George, $10; Mary, .S70; to children of his 
brother Ezekiel : Ezekiel, $20, Samuel, $100, John, $150 ; to his 
servants, Lois Judkins, |6o, Phebe Pratt, $10 ; James Green, $10 ; 
and of the remainder, one-third to his brother Willis, one-third to 
his sister Elizabeth, and one-third to his sister Jane ; it is believed 
that he was a justice of the peace. 3. Aaron, b. April 27, 1737 ; d. 
March 19, 1797; m. Rebecca Pool, Jan. 3, 1760, and had one 
child. Rebecca, b. Nov. 9, 1760 ; m. Aaron Putnam, was a phy- 
sician ; Mr. Hall was representative from 1772 to 1775. 4 Mary, 
b. April 27, 1739; m. Benjamin M. Holmes, and had George and 
Mary. 5. Ezekiel, b. April 14, 1741 (Family loi). 6. Eliza- 
beth, b. May 15, 1743 (Family 102). 7. Jane, b. April 11, 1746, 
unmarried. 8. Edmund, b. July 15, 1749 j d. 1782. 



Halls of Medford {Fart Fourth), 335 

Fourth Generation. 

{Family loo.) Willis Hall"*, Stephen^, John*, John' : b. Aug. 
20, 1733 ; d, 1813 -, m. Sarah (probably) Holmes, ot Keene, N. H.; 
d. Nov. II, 1790; residence Medford, and was an intimate friend 
of Col. Isaac Royal, an English gentlemen of Medford, who fled 
to Canada after the battle of Bunker Hill, 1776, whose property 
Dr. Tufts and Col. Willis Hall, managed to save from confiscation 
College Hill is a part of it, where Col. Hall's posterity still own a 
beautiful mansion. Col. Hall through the influence of Col. Royal, 
was almost or quite a ro}alist at the time of the Revolution. The foL 
lowing is an extract from a letter from Col. Royal to Dr. Tufts, dated 
Kensington, April 12, 1779, " I doubt not that you and Mr. Hall and 
the rest of my friends, will do all in your power to procure me liberty 
from General Court to return home as soon as my health will admit 
of." Col. Willis Hall is represented to have been a large, courtly 
man, and possessed of an imperious will. He represented Medford for 
several years. His estate was administered upon by his daughter 
Mary and her husband Dr. Luther Stearns in her right ; she paid to 
Ann and Sarah on account of board and care of their father Willis, 
$161.50; paid George H. Hall, balance of note due from estate 
$92 93 i paid Elizabeth Ingraham, claim against the estate, $82.20. 
Children were : 

I.George Holmes, b. Jan. 8, 1763; probably the graduate of 

1781 ; he lived in Brattleboro, Vt. ; it is believed that some of his 
mother's relations lived in that place. 2. Willis, b. Sept. 14, 1764; 
d. young. 3. Nathaniel, b. March 12, 1767 ; d. young. 4. A 
son, b. and d. Sept. 17, 1769. 5. Ann, b. Oct. 10, 1770. 6. 
Mary, b. Sept. 28, 1772 (P'amily 103). 7. Edward, b. Jan. 19, 
1778. 8. Sarah, b. Oct. 12, 1780. 9. Elizabeth, b. Jan. 13, 
1783; m. Mr. Ingraham. 10. Jane, m. McCluster ; she may not 
have been the youngest. 

[Family loi.) EzEKiEL Hall'*, Stephen^, John% John': b. April 
14, 1741 ; d. Sept. II, 1789 ; m., Oct. 24, 1765, Jnna^ dau. of 
Rev. Samuel and Anna (Cotton) Cooke ; b. July 10, 1745 ; d. June 
23, 1789. Mr. Cooke was minister of church of 2d Precinct, Cam- 
bridge, now Arlington. He married three times, Anna Cotton was 
his 2d wife ; she was dau. of Rev. John Cotton, minister of Newton. 
Mr. Hall was an1nn keeper of Watertown when his dau. Anna was 
born. He probably lived in Saleni in 1774. The first Provincial 



336 Ji^il Genealogy. 

Congress met at Salem, 1774, "Resolved that Mr. Ezeklel Hall, 
of this town be recommended to the generals of our colonial army, in 
order to have such aid as they can afford him, in going to Boston to 
save some of his valuable effects, which there is reason to fear were 
exposed by the late fire." Children were : 

I. Ezekiel, b. July 15, 1766. 2. Elizabeth, b. July 15, 1766; 
d. Sept. 22, 1785,36. 19: 3. Samuel, b. July 17, 1770; d. at East- 
port, Sept. 22, 1817, ae. 48. 4. Anna, b. in Watertown, 1772. 5. 
John, b. 1774 ; d. 1796. 

{Family 102.) Elizabeth Hall-*, Stephens, John", John': b. 
May 15, 1743; d. Aug. 30, 1830 ; m., Oct. 5,1769, Dr. Simon 
Tufts^ Jr., of Medford. Dr. Tufts graduated at Harvard, 1767, 
and d. Dec. 30, 1786 ; Widow Elizabeth m., July 12, 1795, Dea. 
Duncan Ingraham, post master of Medford Children were : 

1. Zurell, b. 1770; d. June 9, 1842. 2. Cotton, b. 1772; d. 
Feb. 12, 1835. 3. Hall, b. 1775; d. at Surinam, July 19, 1801 ; 
graduated from Harvard, 1794. 4. Hepzibah, b. 1777. 5. Stephen, 
b. 1779. 

Fifth Generation. 

{Family 103.) Mary Halls, Willis^, Stephens, John', John': b. 
Sept, 28, 1772 ; m. Dr. Luther Stearns, of Medford. Dr. Stearns 
graduated at Harvard, 1791; d. 1821 ; studied medicine with Dr. 
Brooks, who became governor of Mass., and held his office for 
several years. Dr. Stearns was a distinguished physician, a man of 
fine culture, delicate sensibility and great liberality ; his sudden death 
in the prime of life, left his family in straitened circumstances. 
Children were : 

I. Elizabeth, d. ae. 26. 2. George Luther, b. Jan. 8, 1809 
(Family 104). 3. Henry Laurens, d., ae. 47, feeble constitution. 

Sixth Generation. 

{Family 104.) George Luther Stearns®, Mary Halls, Willis'*, 
Stephens, John% John": b. Jan. 8, 1809 ; d. April 9, 1869, in New 
York ; m. ist, about 1838, a dau. of Samuel Train, of Medford ; d. 
in two or three years leaving no child ; m. 2d, 1843, ^^U ^•■> '^^u. 
of Hon. Warren Preston, of Bangor, Me., who survives him and 
has kindly sent me many particulars of his life; much more than 
there is space to give in this book. He was only 12 years of age 
when the family were left in straitened circumstances by the death of 



Halls of Medford [Part Fourth). 337 

his father. On this account he was obliged to give up his expecta- 
tion of obtaining a liberal education, but was permitted to attend 
school for two years more, by spending his play hours at work. At 
the age of 14 he was placed in a mercantile house in Boston as a 
clerk. Here he followed the dictates of conscience implicitly through 
self-denials and hardships, and was enabled to withstand the false 
allurements of city life and the tricks of trade. He served as clerk 
for 20 jcars, then he became a partner in the firm of Albert Fear- 
ing & Co. As a business man he was successful and became the 
head of a firm for the manufacture and sale of goods. His maxim 
was : "Material prosperity is the legitimate offspring of truth and 
honesty." He was probably a ship chandler. His success in busi- 
ness gave him the means of indulging his fine taste as well as be- 
nevolent desires, and never did any good cause turn away from him 
unassisted. His residence in Medford (College Hill), was a model 
of refinement, liberality and republican dignity ; exiles for civil 
or religious freedom found a home under his hospitable roof; states- 
men and scholars took counsel around his board ; struggling genius 
found the helpful benefactor and friend ; orphan boys and girls the 
education for useful life ; the sick and suffering a never failing 
friend ; the hunted fugitive slave and refugee a tower of strength. 
His sympathy was with all people or persons suffering from oppres- 
sion. He gave liberally and labored still more efficiently in their 
behalf. Thus he aided the Italians, the Greeks, the Cretcs ; and 
it was while securing aid for this last cause among the merchants of 
New York, during a snow storm, that he took cold which caused his 
death. But his- mi in effort was for the oppressed of our own 
country, for which he labored incessantly for the last 12 years of 
his life. 

He threw his whole energies into the Kansas struggle and con- 
tributed many thousand dollars in support of the cause of freedom 
in that territory. It was in this struggle that he became acquainted 
with John Brown, in whom he had confidence and whom he 
aided both by his influence and by abundant pecuniary means ; also 
he gave him some $7,000, just previous to his raid upon Harper's 
Ferry, but was ignorant of his plan, which he would not have 
approved. It was Mr. Stearns' nomination of his friend Charles 
Sumner, which brought that remarkable man before the people and 
his energy which made him the successful candidate for Webster's 
seat in the senate; and when Mr. Sumner was struck down in the 
senate chamber. May 24, 1856, and the village of Lawrence, Kansas, 
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338 Hail Genealogy. 

was sacked, the same week 5 Mr. Stearns put on his armor for the 
conflict, which he never laid aside until the victory was won. When 
the war began in 1861, he was persuaded that it would be a long 
and difficult struggle, and it would be necessary to call for the aid of 
colored soldiers, and he was almost alone in advocating it, which 
he did in his paper " The Common Wealth" Finally when the 
legislature gave Gov. Andrews permission to recruit colored troops, 
no man could be found to do it. Mr. Stearns received the commis- 
sion to enlist a colored regiment, and in six weeks he brought two 
regiments into Boston, the famous 54th and 55th. Mr. Steam's 
afterwards recruited colored soldiers in Philadelphia and in Tennessee^ 
under a United States commission, with the rank of major, without 
pay. He never received a cent in any way for his services, but 
spent some $30,000 per year in the cause. In four months he had 
ten regiments in the field. He expected that the emancipation act 
would naturally follow giving the blacks the arms and the flag of the 
nation. He also established schools and asylums for them in Nash- 
ville, and the last time he went to his office in Boston, was to send 
$100 to aid establishing a negro orphan asylum in New Orleans. 
Such was his benevolence, his unselfish purpose, his intelligence, 
his zeal, his knowledge of men and business, and his magnetic 
power, that he became successful in his influence among all classes 
of people. Even Secretary Chase appreciated his financial ability 
and availed himself of his counsel in time of perplexity. So also 
Secretary McCuUough. And it was said of him that his presence 
at any given point in the army was worth a 1000 men. But it is 
remarkable that his success did not in the least modify his bearing, 
or pjfFhim with pride, his soul was in the cause and not in his own 
aggrandizement. And perhaps it is more remarkable that he should 
also enjoy his home so much and render its inmates so happy. At 
his funeral and afterwards, poets and orators eulogised him in the 
highest strains. 

The following extract from a poem by Whittier, is a specimen. 

He has done the work of a true man, — 

Crown him, honor him, love him. 
Weep over him, tears of woman, 

Stoop manliest brows above him ! 

O dusky mothers and daughters, 

Vigils of mourning keep for him ! 
Up in the mountains, and down by the waters, 

Lift up your voices and weep for him! 



Halls of Medford (Fart Fifth ) . 339 

For the warmest of hearts is frozen, 

The freest of hands is still j 
And the gap in our picked and chosen 

The long years may not fill. 

No duty could overtask him, 

No need his will outrun j 
Or ever our lips could ask him, 

His hands the work had done. 

He forgot his own soul for others, 
Himself to his neighbor lending; 

So the bed was sweet to die on, 

Whence he saw the doors wide swung. 

Shall he not hear the blessing, 
" Good and faithful, enter in !" 

Children were : 

I. Henry, when 17 years old enlisted lOO colored troops in^St. 
Louis for the war, and sent them to his father in Buffalo, who was 
there on the same business. 2. Frances Preston. 3. Carl ; they 
reside on College Hill, Medford, Mass. 



HALLS OF MEDFORD. 

(PART FIFTH.) 
Third Generation. 

Comprising the posterity of Hon. Stephen Hall, 3d, called Ter- 
tius, b. Aug. 10, 172: : 

{Family \\.) Stephen Hall3, Stephen^ John': b. in Medford, 
Aug. 10, 1721; d. 1796 (see family Bible); m. Mary Keisar^ of 
Haverhill, she " d. July 12, 1807, ae. 95" (see family Bible), proba- 
bly her age was 75 instead of 95. Mr. Hall was representative of 
Medford in the 2d and 3d provincial congress, and also a delegate 
to the convention in i78o,"^for making the constitution of Massachu- 
setts, and a justice of the peace ; he had some pecuniary difficulty 
with John Bishop, which resulted in having most or all of his lands 
taken away from him by execution ; his widow obtained her dowry 
from it, May 29, 1800. This Stephen Hall was appointed adminis- 
trator of his father's estate (Lt. Stephen Hall), with his cousin Ste- 



34© Hall Genealogy. 

phen Hall, Jr.; many have supposed that this cousin was the son of 
Lt. Stephen Hall, probably from the fact that he was called Jr., but 
thi« simply indicated "the younger" and not "the son ;" the son 
was younger than the Jr., and was called " Tertius, 3d," and in 
later years " old Tertius," and finally he was called Stephen Hall, Sen. 
Children were : 

I. Sarah, b. Sept. 23, 1744 (Family 105). 2. Lucy, b. Sept. 23, 
1744 (Family 106). 3. Stephen, b. Jan. 3, 1746 (Family 107). 4. 
Simon, b, April 9, 1747 (Family 108). 5. Jacob, b. Jan. 9, 1749 
(Family 109). 6. Elizabeth, b. March 4, 1750 ; d. in 16 days. 7. 
Francis, b. May 18, 1751 (Family no). 8. Elizabeth, b. May 10, 
1753 ; m., Nov. 25, 1772, Samuel Harris, a baker of Charlestown, 
he d. 1784. 9. Mary, b. April 3, 1757 ; m., Dec. 26, 1775, Aaron 
Kinsman, of Bow, N. H. 

Fourth Generation. 

[Family 1 05.) Sarah Hall-*, Stephen^, Stephen', John' : b. Sept. 
23, 1744; m., Oct. 20, 1768, as 2d wife of Benjamin Francis^ b. 
Nov. II, 1734, d. June 5 1798; residence Medford ; his ^first wife 
was Lydia. Children were : 

I. Benjamin. 2. James. 3. William. 4. Converse. 5. Eb- 
enezer. And by 2d wife, Sarah Hall : 6. Simon. 7. Nathaniel. 8. 
Stephen. 9. Sarah. 10. Lydia ; her first child was a dau. b. Sept. 
9, 1769. 

[Family 106.) Lucy Hall*, Stephen', Stephen', John' : b. Sept. 
23, 1744, twin to Sarah ; m., Dec. 17, 1768, Samuel IVinship^ of 
Medford. Children were : 

I. Sarah, b. May 14, 1772. 2. Samuel, b. June 30, 1774. 3. 
Stephen, b. May 9, 1778. 

[Family 107.) Stephen Hall'^, Stephen^, Stephen*, John' : b. 
according to the family Bible, as follows: " Medford, Jan. 3, 1745, 
this day was born Stephen Hall, 4th son of Stephen Hall, 3d ;" d. at 
Revere, Sept. 7, 1817, ae. 72. Mrs. Eliza Tucker, of Andover, dau. 
of his son Zachariah, says: "I remember my grandfather well, he 
lived and died at my father's ; and I can never forget his life and coun- 
sel ; he was very exemplary in his daily life, and dearly did I love him; 
he was a large man and of very dignified appearance ;" m., July 12 
1770, Mary, dau. of Zachariah and Rebecca (Cutter) Hill, of West 
Precinct, Cambridge, now Arlington, b. Jan. 7, 1752 ; d. Jan. 8th or 
20th, 1821 ; Rebecca was'dau. of Dea. John Cutter; John Hill, 



Halis of Medford {Fart Fifth). 341 

brother to Mary, was grandfather to Gov. Hill of N. H.; Zacha- 
riah Hill was son of Abraham, a great-grandson of Abraham, who 
came from England and settled in Charleston, 1636; Dea. John 
Cutter was a great-grandson of Widow Elizabeth Cutter, who came 
from England and settled in Cambridge, 1640 (see Hist, of Cutter 
Family). Stephen Hall Cutter, of Winchester, Mass., 'remembered 
(1876) visiting with his parents at his grandfather Hall's in Medford, 
at the old homestead in 1800. Children were: 

I. Stephen, b. as recorded in the family bible "Dec. 22, 1770, 
Stephen Hall, 5th born 'son of Stephen Hall 4th" (Family iii). 2. 
Mary, b. June 22, 1772 (Family 112). 3. Elizabeth, b. March 10, 
1777. 4. Zachariah, b. Dec. 16, 1778 (Family 113). 5, Rebecca, 
b. June 18, 1781 (Family 114). 6. Sarah, b. May 8, 1783; m., 
May 7, 1805, William Flannigan, of Boston. 7. Lucy, b. Feb. 

22, 1787. 8. William, b. Oct. 4, 1789 (Family 115). 9. Susanna, 
b, Sept. 10, 1792 (Family 116). 10. Harriet, b. Oct. 23, 1794 
(Family 117). 11. Hannah, b. Feb. 22, 1798 ; d. at the age of 20 
years. 

{Family io8.) Simon Hall-*, Stephens, Stephen^ John': b. April 
9, J 747; d. lygb ; was cabinet maker of Boston; m., Nov. 8, 
r788, Sarah, dau. of Timothy and Mary (Cutter) Hall, of Medford, 
b. May 12, 1765, d. Nov., 1846. She was administratrix, and 
Moses Hall, distiller and Paul Revere, Jr., silversmith, both of 
Boston, were securities on administration bond. Aug. 30, 1796 ; and 
Jacob Hall distiller and Asa Holbrooic, wer^ on her bond, to sell 
land in the state of Maine, Dec. 10, 1799. No children. 

[Family 109.) Jacob Hall^ Stephen^, Stephen^ John' : b. Jan. 
9, 1749; d Dec. 27, 1795; m., Dec. 10, 1772, i^^ry, dau. of 
Timothv and Mary (Cutter) Hall, of Medford, b. Feb. 15, 1750 ; 
Jacob Hall was a distiller, and lived on Spencer^ street, Boston. 
(There was a Jacob Hall who m., 1783, Sarah, dau. of Thomas 
Newcomb, of Chelsea.) Children were : . 

I. Jacob, b. Sept. 21, 1773 (Family 118). 2. Tirpothy, b. Nov. 
5, 1775 ; d. May 29, 1372 ; he was a tinsmith, and was unm. 3, 
Isaac, b. July 8, 1778; d. Sept. 5, 1810, single. 4. Mary, b. Sept. 
12, 1780; d. June 9, 1848, single. 5. Stephen, b. March 16, 
1782 -, d. June 20, 1833, single; he was a mariner. 6. Simon, b. 
April I, 1786; d. Nov. 11, 1805. 7. Samuel Dantforth, b. Jan. 
26, 1788; d. Sept. 20, 1859, single. 8. Flarriet, b. Oct. 23,1789; 
d. Oct., 1794. 9. Elizabeth Walker, b. Nov. 24, 1791 ; d. Oct. 

23, 1866, single. 



342 Hall Genealogy. 

[Family no.) Francis Hall^, Stephen3, Stephen^ John': b. 

May i8, 1 751 ; m. Elizabeth , she d. Nov. 13, 18 10. Children 

were : 

I. Elizabeth, b. May 6, 1785. 2. Abigail, m. John Wheeler. 

3. Simon. 

Fifth Generation. 
[Family ill.) Stephen Hall^, Stephen'*, Stephen3, Stephen", John^: 
b. Dec. 22, 1770, in Medford ; d. July 31, 1840, in Chelsea; m., 
by Rev. Thomas Baldwin, April 11, 1795, Hannah Welch., of Boston, 
b. Sept. 13, 1776; d. April i, 1819. Mr. Hall was brought up on 
the old homestead in Medford. In 1806 he purchased, in company 
with his brother Zachariah, a farm in that part of Chelsea which is 
now Revere. Dea. Nathaniel Hall, first merchant of Chelsea, 
mentioned in his will a note for $3,300, given in 1806 by Stephen 
and Zachariah Hall. The brothers were afterward associated in 
making brick, and in about 1808 Stephen was the keeper of the 
West Boston toll bridge. Children were : 

I, Hannah, b. August 3, 1796 ; d. October 3, 1797. 2. Stephen, 
b. December 10, 1797 (Family 119). 3. Hannah, b. September 16, 
1799 ; d. May 26, 1802. 4. Mary, b. April 24, 1801 ; d. June 7,; 
1802. 5. John, b. Oct. II, 1804; d. Sept. 22, 1805. 6. Joseph, b. 
Dec. 5, 1806 (Family 120). 7. Hannah, b. Aug. 18, 1806 (Family 
121). 8. Elizabeth, b. May 10, 1808 ; was living in Sutton, Vt., 
1876, and was the wid. of Andrew Cutter. (See Family (126), of 
John and Mary (Hall) Cutter, also Hist, of Cutter family p. 238). 
9. Sarah, b. Jan. 10, 181 1 ; d. Oct. 19, 1856. 10. Susanna, b. 
Sept. 7, 1812 (Family 122). 11. Mary, b. June 11, 1814; m. Royal 
Pierce of Chelsea (Family 123). 

[Family ii2.) Mary HallS, pedigree as before: b. June 23, 
1772; d. Feb. 27, 1848 ; m., Jan. 15, 1792, Capt. JohnCutter, Jr.., 
son of Dea. John and Rebecca (Hall) Cutter, son of Gershom and 
Anne (Fillebrown) Cutter, son of Gershom and Lydia (Hall) Cut- 
ter, who were m,. May 6, 1677 ; Gershom was b. 1653 ' Lydia was 
dau. of Thomas and Isabella Hall, of Cambridge (see Emigrant 
Halls in this book). Capt. John Cutter, Jr., after the death of his 
father, assumed the care of the grist mill which had belonged to his 
father. And in 1801 he went to Demarara, West Indies, and built 
a mill to grind sugar cane by horse power. After his return he built 
a windmill in Medford for grinding grain. Soon after he built a 
windmill in Canada for the same purpose. He then became one of 



Halls of Medford {Part Fifth). 343 

the earliest fishermen in the Mystic river. In 1803, ^^ P^^'^ sixty- 
five dollars for the right of fishing near the dike ; he also piloted 
vessels between Medford and Boston ; also he owned lighters and 
transported brick to the city, some of which may now be seen in the 
buildings on Central Wharf and in Dr. Sharp's church. From 1809 
to 181 1 he was Capt. of the famous Medford Light Infantry. In 
1810, having purchased the old grist mill of Caleb Richardson, in 
Woburn, he built a new structure, which he run until his death. 
In 1817 he built a grist mill in North Chelsea, run by tide water, 
which was occupied by his sons until 1830, when they sold the estate 
and removed to Winchester, Mass. Children were born in Med- 
ford except last three : 

I. Mary, b. Oct. 27, 1792; d. Sept. 2, 1803. 2. John, b. Jan. 
5, 1796 (Family 124). 3. Stephen, b. Oct. 22, 1797 (Family 125). 
4, Andrew, b. Oct. 18, 1799 (Family 126). 5. William, b. Oct. 
20, 1 801 (Family 127). 6. Edward, b. Sept. 28, 1803 (Family 128). 
7. Henry, b. May 27, 1805 (Family 129).' 8. Mary, b. Oct. 27, 
1807 ; d. Dec. 21, 1807. 9. Mary, b. Oct. 22, 1 809 (Family 130). 
10. Sarah, b. June 20, 1811 ; d. June 19, 1838 ; m., June 22, 1837, 
William T. Perry ; had one child, which died young ; residence 
Woburn. 11. Sullivan, b. Nov. i, 1812 (Family 131). 12. Cath- 
arine, b. Sept. 6, 1816; d. Sept. 25, 1839; m., April 14, 1835, 
Bridge Wakefield, of Reading, Mass.; children were, i. Mary 
Elizabeth, m. Ephraim Wright, she d. Oct., 1867, leaving Catha- 
rine, b. Oct., 1865 ; ii. Wendell Phillips, was a soldier in the late 
war for the Union and drowned while bathino; in Iowa. 

[Family 113-) Zachariah Hall^, pedigree as last given: b. in 
Medford, Dec. 16, 1778; d. in Revere, Mass., Feb. 20, or 27, 
1863, ae. 84 ; m., Dec 27, 1803, Catharine, dau. of Rev. Reuben 
Emerson, of South Reading, now Wakefield, xMass., b. May 14, 
1782, d. Feb. 16, 1816; he was uncle to Rev. Reuben Emerson, 
of South Reading, and was the son of Brown Emerson, the son of 
Peter and Anna (Brown) Emerson, the son of Rev. Joseph Emerson, 
of Mendon, son of Thomas Emerson, of Ipswich, Mass., the emigrant 
ancestor ; Rev. Reuben Emerson was nephew of Rev. Daniel Emer- 
son, of Hollis, and was chaplain in the forts on Boston harbor. 
Mrs. Eliza Tucker, of Andover, says : I can just remember my 
mother's father ; he came to our house on a \'isit, and died while 
there ; he was a strict Puritan. Maj. Zachariah Hall m., 2d, Dec. 
28, 1 8 19, Hannah Tucker, b. July 12, 1794. Mrs. Tucker says 



344 H^^^ Genealogy. 

her father res'-mbled his fathcr,_t?.ll and large, bright blue eyes and 
fair skin, and iplendid .S£;uie ; he left a good property; residence 
Chelsea, now Revere, Mass. Children were : 

I. Catharine, b. Sept. 3, ib'05 ; d. March ^3, 184C; m. 

Parker, he W2«- ■^. painter, 'z. El^za, b. Jan. ^4, 1808 (Family 132). 
3. Zachariah, b. Jan. 23, 1810 (Family 133). 4 Harriet, b. March 

3, 1812; d. July, 1869; m. Cox, of Maiden, builder and 

contractor. 5. Lucy, b. July 2, 1814; d. Oct. 17, 1845. ^Y ^^'^ 
ad wife : 6. Hannah Tucker, b. Dec. 4, 1820 (Family 134). 7. 
William Tucker, b. Nov. 7, 1822 (Family 135). 8. Mary Rich, b. 
June 17, 1828; d. Oct. 17, 1845. 9- Sarah Keisar, b. Sept. 20, 

1830 ; d. April, 187 1 ; m. White, a painter •, left one child, 

Etta, m. Capt. Congdon, of Brookfield. 10. Maria, b. July 4, 
1832 ; d. Dec. 17, 1849. 

[Family 114.) Rebecca Hall', pedigree as before: b. June 18, 
1781 ; d. Dec. 22, 1806, ae. 25 ; m. Capt. Gershom Cutter., brother 
of her sister's husband, b! in Medford, Feb. 9, 1779, d. May 22, 
1840 ; he was captain of Medford Light Infantry from 1818 to 
1821 ; he had charge of the North mills of Boston for a few years, 
then, 1810, bought the old homestead mill in Medford, and rebuilt it, 
making it both saw and grist mill, and ran it while he lived. Chil- 
dren were : 

I. Gershom, b. in Medford, Sept. 16, 1799 (Family 136). 2. 
Rebecca, m. Oliver H. Floyd, of Medford; d. March 17, 1852. 
3. Timothy Tufts, m. Dorcas Andrews, of Rowley, Mass.; has a 
family in Medford. 4. Mary. 5. Eleanor. Mr. Cutter had a 2d 
wife, who survived him. 

[Family 115.) William Hall^, Stephen'^, Stephens, Stephen*, 
John': b. in Medford, Oct. 4, 1789 ; d. in Rome, Feb. 18, 1874 ; m., 
Dec. 23, 1819, Susanna Sigourney Oliver; b. June 15, 1793, d. 
Aug. 4, 1872. They celebrated their golden wedding Dec. 23, 
1869; he was a farmer of Revere. Children were: 

I. William Oliver, b. Oct. 4, 1820 (Family 137). 2. Jane Sigour- 
ney, b. Jan. 9, 1822 (Family 138). 3. Almira, b. Aug. 27, 1823 ; d. 
Mar. 25, 1868, s. 4. Stephen Augustus, b. Mar. 12, 1825 (Family 
^39)- 5- Susan Augusta, b. Feb. 14, 1827; is a school teacher in Mai- 
den. 6. George Albert, b. Dec. 29, 1828 (Family 140). 7. Sarah Sig- 
ourney Oliver, b. Nov. 13, 1830 ; m., June 3, 1856, John Equality 
Weston, of Lynn, b. Apr. 18, 1824, d. at Mt. Vernon, N. H., May 
II, 1866; had Walter Henry, b. Dec. 16, 1858 ; the wid. resides in 



Halls of Medford [Part Fifth). 345 

Madison, Wis. 8. Charles Hiland, b. Oct. 13, 1832, d. in Cali- 
fornia, Aug. 7, 1850. 

[Family 116.) Susanna Hall^, pedigree as above : b. in Medford, 
Sept. 10, 1792 ; d. Nov. 13, 1866 ; m. Moses Whitney, a farmer of 
Upton, b. Aug. 31, 1786 ; in old age he lived with his son in-law, 
D. T. Ames, Esq., of Upton. The Whitney farm which Moses 
owns, has been in the family for five generations, and is improved by 
his son-in-law Seth D. Chapin, and an adjoining farm improved by 
William F. Whitney has also been in the Whitney family five gene- 
rations. Whitney, the inventor of the cotton gin, was a member of the 
Upton family of Whitnevs. Children of Moses and Susanna were: 

). William F., b. Feb. 17, 1815 (Family 141). 2. Sarah T., b. April 
28, 1819 (Family 142). 3. Jemima. W.,b. Nov. 10, 1820 (Fam- 
ily 143). 4. Henry H., b. Dec. 5, 1822; d, Nov. 24, 1825. 5. 
Mary J., b. June 23, 1827 ; d. Oct. 30, 1850. 6. Susan H., b. 
Dec. 10, 1830 ; d. July ii, 1855 ; m., March 30, 1853, Edwin E. 
Whitney. 7 Rowena C, b March 21, 1833 ; m., April 6, 1854, 
Seth D. Chapin, of Upton, had Helen M., b. Oct. 19, 1869. 

{Family 117.) Harriet Hall^, pedigree as above : b. Oct. 23, 
1794 ; m. John Caldwell. Residence Charlestown, Mass. Chil- 
dren were : 

I. John Francis. 2. Susan Whitney, m. Foster Perkins; residence 
Swampscott, Mass. 3. Hannah Malvina ; d. at her sister's at Swamp- 
scott. 4. Harriet Hammond; d. in infancy. 5. Susan. 6. John. 

{^Family 118.) Jacob Halls, Jacob'*, Stephen^, Stephen', John' : 
b. in Boston, Sept. 21, 1773 ; d. Feb. 9, 1863 ; m., Sept. 19, 1814, 
Mary Ann., dau. of Ammi Ruhamah and Elizabeth (Seabury) Hall, 
of Portsmouth, N. H., b. June 18, 1792, d. May 24, 1864. He 
was a distiller in Pine street, Boston, was a member of the ancient ^ 
and honorable artillery company of Boston, and was member of 
the first board of aldermen. Children were : 

I. Jacob, b. July 21, 1815 ; d. March 29, i8i6, 2. Mary Eliza- 
beth, b. April 13, 181 7 (Family 144). 3. Jacob, b. Nov. 22, 
1818; d. Sept., 1819. 4. A dau. d. in eleven days. 5. Jacob, b. 
Oct. 16, 1821 ; m. June I, 1847, EJ'za Jane, dau. of Freeman 
Collins and Mary Jane (Stewart) Raymond; residen< e Arlington, ■ 
and is a merchant at 52 Kelby street, Boston, s. p. 6. Charles 
Henry, b. Feb. 8, 1823, s. ; residence Lexington, Mass. 7. Catha- 
rine Wentworth, b. April i, 1824 \ d. April 25, 1831. 8. Ann 
Mary, b. Dec. i, 1826; d. Feb. 2, 1828. 9. Emeline, b. Nov., 
1827 ; d. July 21, 1849 > ■"•■) ^^y ^9? ^^4^5 Frederick W. Lincoln, 



346 Hall Genealogy. 

merchant of Commercial street, Boston, has been mayor of the city, 
had Harriet Abbott, b. Feb. 10, 1849. ^°- Isaac Parker, b. July 
10, 1830 ; m., Dec. 5, 1865, Olive Jane, dau. of William H. and 
Maria Hopkins (Scott) Leighton, of Portsmouth, N. H., s. p. ; mer- 
chant of Boston ; residence Cambridgeport. 

Sixth Generation. 

[Family 119.) Stephen Hall^, Stephen^, Stephen-*, Stephen^, 
Stephen^, John^ : b. in Medford, Dec. 10, 1797; d. Aug. 21, 1875; 
m., Dec. 1829, Cynthia Brooks^ of South Scituate, Mass., b. 1779, 
d. Feb. 2, 1846; he was a farmer; residence Saugus, Mass., and 
about 1870, removed to Chester, N. H., and lived with his two 
daughters. Children were : 

I. Rachel S., b. Oct. 31, 1830. 2. Sarah E., b. Jan. 17, 1833; 
m.. May 14, 1863, William H. Penney, of Saugus, b. April 15, 
1827; a farmer, had, i. Walter H., b. March 20, 1868 ; ii. Arthur 
F., b. Aug. 28, 1869. 3. Cynthia M., b. June 27, 1836. 

[Family 120.) Joseph Hall^ pedigree as above: b. Dec. 5, 
Ig02 ; d. Dec. 24, 1864; m., Jan. 19, 1841, Elizabeth A. Hem- 
menway, b. Feb. 6, 1807, of Boston ; he was a farmer of Winches- 
ter, Mass ; removed to Saugus, and died at Greenwood. Children 
were : 

I.Joseph Stephen, b. Nov. 28, 1841; d. Jan. 22, 1842. 2. 
Joseph Albert, b. Feb. 17, 1846; resides with his mother at 
Melrose. 

[Family 121.) Hannah Hall^, pedigree as above: b. Aug. 18, 
1806; d. March 8, 1843; '^- Mortimer Staniets^ of Chelsea. 
Children were : 

I. George. 2. John. 3. Susan. 4. Mary 5. George. 6. 
Horatio. 

[Family 122.) Susanna Hall^, pedigree as before: b. Sept. 7, 
181 2 ; d. March 21. 1856 ; m., June 1 1, 1840, John H. Richard- 
son^ of Woburn. Children were : 

I. Susan S., b. April 28, 1841 ; m., July 16, 18 — , Henry Poor, 
of Stoneham, and had, i. Henry Elliott, b. May 9, 1869 ; ii. Lora 
May, b. Oct. 5, 1871. 2. John Arthur, b. Jan. 29, 1843; "i-. 
April 18, 1871, Hannah Boulware, of Albany, N. Y. 3. Lora S., 
b. June 21, 1844. 4- Charles O., b. June 7, 1846. 

[Family 123.) Mary Hall^, pedigree as above : b. June 11, 18 14; 
m., April 20, 1837, Royal Pierce^ of Chelsea, b. May 6, 18 11, is a 
farmer ; about 1864 he purchased a fine farm in Bedford, which is 



Halls of Medford{Part Fifth). 347 

crossed by the Middlesex Central Railroad, where he resides. Chil- 
dren were : 

1. Mary H., b. April 18, 1838; m., Jan. i, 1862, Thomas Floyd, 
Jr., of North Chelsea, and had three children, i. Edgar Lincoln, b. 
Oct. 7, 1866, d. July 6, 1876 ; ii. Samuel Sturgis, b. Dec. 20, 
1867 ; iij. Mary Lizzie, b. Dec. 29, 1873. ^- Hannah W., b. 
Dec. I, 1839; d. Jan. 29, 1840. 3. Adeline L., b. Jan. 5, 1841 ; 
m., Oct. 24, 1865, Benjamin F. Floyd, b. Sept. i, 1843, ^ farmer 
of Winthrop, Mass ; children were, i. Nelson, b. Nov. 24, 1866; 
ii. Alice Pierce, b. March 5, 1869, d. June 14, 1878 ; iii. George 
Franklin, b. Aug: 5, 1871 ; iv. Sallie Elvina, b. July 24, 1874. 4. 
William H., b. March 6, 1842; m., Dec. 25, 1865, Hannah P. 
Best, of Cornwallis, N. S., and had children, i. Willie, b. June, ii, 
1866; ii. Mary, b. April 22, 1869 ; iii. Fred, b. Nov. 24, 1870. 
5. Elizabeth Ann, b. Nov. 2, 1843; ^-i J""^ ^' 1870, Isaac New- 
ton Hartwell, a carpenter of Bedford. 6. George W., b. April 15, 
1847. 7. Charles A., b. Feb. 8, 1849. 8. Abper F., b. Oct. 5, 
1852 ; m., Oct. 21, 1874, Mary A. Simpson ; he is in F. H. mar- 
ket, Boston. 9. Charles H., b. April 24, 1855. 10. Thaddeus, 
b. Aug. 31, 1857. 

[Family l^^.)}onn Cutter^, (John Cutter) Mary Halls, Stephen*, 
Stephen^, Stephen^ John': b. at Medford, Jan. 5, 1796; d. 
Aug. 13, 1843, i" Woburn, now Winchester ; m., Dec, 1827, Mar- 
tha^ dau. of Joseph and Mary (Thompson) Sellers, of Deer Island, 
Me.; he was a ship master, and during the latter part of his life, en- 
gaged in the West India trade. He had : 

I. Joseph Augustus, b. Sept. 10, 1833, ^^ Boston ; m., May 15, 
1866, Adelaide, dau. of Capt. Elnathan and Eliza (Ferris) Hawkins, 
of Westchester, N. Y.; grad. at Dartmouth College, 1857 ; studied 
law with Horace Green Hutchins, Esq., of Boston ; began practice 
in New York city, 1861, which he still continues (1876). 

[Family 125.) Stephen Cutter^, pedigree as above : b. in Med- 
ford, Oct. 22, 1797 ; m.. May 11, 182G, Adeline, daughter of Jesse 
and Susanna (Richardson) Wyman, of Woburn ; he run the mill at 
West Chelsea, in connection with his brother Andrew, from 1822 
to 1827 ; in 1830 he commenced the mahogany business at Cutters- 
ville, with his brother Henry, and his uncles, Samuel and Amos Cut- 
ter, under the firm of S. Cutter & Co.; the mill was destroyed by 
fire, March 20, 1840, and the building now standing was erected on 
its site; he retired from business honorably in about 1862 ; he was 



348 Hall Genealogy. 

fourteen years treasurer of the First Congregational parish of Win- 
chester, and ten years the treasurer of the town. In 1857 ^^ spent 
seven months visiting Smyrna and other cities about the Mediterra- 
nean sea. In 1870 he celebrated his golden wedding and in 1875 
was living and smart ; residence Winchester, Mass. Children were : 

I. Stephen Hall, b. April 4, 1821 (Family 145). 2. Julia Ann, 
b. Dec. 3, 1823 (Family 146). 3. Adeline Augusta, b. March 29, 
1827 (Family 147). 4. Esther Wyman, b. June 20, 1833 ' '^• 
April 27, 1842. 

{Family 126.) Andrew Cutter^, pedigree as before : b. Oct. 18, 
1799; d. in Albany, Vt., Sept, 20, 1864 ; m.. May 2, 1824, Elixa- 
beth, dau, of Stephen and Hannah (Welch) Hall (See Family iii); 
she lived in Burke, Vt. (1876), Sutton P. O., Vt. First four chil- 
dren were b. in Chelsea : 

I. Hannah Elizabeth, b. April 8, 1825. 2. John Andrew, b. 
Dec. 20, 1827; enlisted, Dec, 1863, in the First Vermont Battery; 
served under Gen. Banks during the Red river campaign, and died 
June 9, 1864. at Morganza, La. 3. Mary Lovinia, b. Sept. 11, 
1830; d. July 19, 1832. 4. William Henry, b. June 13, 1832; 
m., Oct. 7, 1868, Cynthia A. Ranger, dau. of Jonathan W. and 
Marcia (Glines) Ladd, of Irasburgh, Vt.; he is a carriage maker; 
residence Lowell ; children were, i. Willie Andrew, b. April 1 1, 1869 ; 
ii. Gracie Elizabeth, b. Nov. 18, 1873. 5. Sarah Hall, b. in South 
Woburn, Aug. 25, 1834; H. in Albany, Vt., Jan. 4, 1858. 6. 
George^Franklin, b. in Winchester, March 12, 1848 ; is a deaf 
mute and was educated at the institute for deaf and dumb in Hart- 
ford, Conn.; grad. in 1872, and is a cabinet maker by trade. 
^[Family 127.) William Cutter^, pedigree as before: b. Oct. 
20, 1801 ; d. Oct. 22, 1826; m., Aug. 17, 1826, Nancy^ dau. of 
Jesse and Susanna (Richardson) Wyman, of Woburn, d. in Chelsea 
and was buried in Woburn. The following lines are on his grave- 
stone : 

" Could youth or blooming beauty save 

Or friends preserved him from the grave 
He had not died ; but reader knovtr 

They saved him not, nor can they you." 

[Family 128.) Edward Cutter^, pedigree as last given: b. in 
Medford, Sept. 28, 1803; d. 1856, in Charlestovvn ; m., July 25, 
1824, Fanny Locke Deam^ of Woburn, d. April 18, 1845.; m., 2d, 
Nov. 28, 1845, Rachel A. Phillips. He was engaged for a long 
period in running a mill in Charlestown, sawing mahogany ; he was 
an esteemed member of the Methodist church. Children were : 



Halls of Medford {Part Fifth). 349 

I. Frances Maria, b. Nov. 3, 1824, in Chelsea ; m., April 12, 
184.6, John M. Clark, of Dover, N. H. ; she d. in Charlestown, 
leaving two children, i. Edwin ; ii. Abby Frances. 2. Sarah Ann, 
b. Nov. 2, 1826; d. April 13, 1830. 3. Mary Amanda, b. Feb. 

10, 1828; d. June II, 1832. 4. Edward, b. Jan. 13, 1830 ; m. 
Caroline Seelye, and had, i. Edward, d. ; ii. Katie Kingsbury, d. 5. 
Alonzo Newell, b. Feb. 15, 1832; d. in Woburn, Aug. 23, 
1868 ; m., Nov. 28, 1856, Julia A., dau. of Hartwell and Mary B. 
(Dean) Bancroft, of Woburn, and had, i. Fannie Locke, b. Feb. 
15, 1866; ii. William Alonzo, b. 1868. 6. William Porter, b. 
Dec, 1834; m. Harriet M., dau. of Eben and Mary (Currall) 
Osgood, and had, Florence Amanda. 7. Mortimer, b. Feb. 10, 

\ 1836. 8. Charles Kingsbury, b. April 8, 1838 ; m. Lucy Sherman, 
of Newton, Mass., is a merchant of Boston, g. Amanda, b. Feb. 

11, 1840 ; m., July 6, 1856, Amos G. Osgood, son of Eben; 
residence Charlestown, had, i. Fannie Louisa, b. April 22, 1857 ; 
ii. Hattic, b. Oct. 11, 1859. ^O- Albert, b. April 10, 1843; 
residence Wakefield, Mass. 11. James Frederic, b. Jan. 20, 1845; 
residence Charlestown, Mass. 12. Cora Augusta, b. Aug. 20, 
1847, drowned. 

[Family 129.) Henry Cutter^, pedigree as before ; b. in Med- 
ford, May 27, 1805; m., Nov. 29, 1827, Nancy^ his brother 
William's widow. He was engaged in the mahogany sawing business 
with his brother Stephen until about 1848, when he sold out and 
started anew under the name of H. Cutter & Co. ; he retired in 1864, 
and is now, 1876, treasurer of the old Middleboro Marble Company. 
He has been a director of the Blackstone Bank of Boston, since its 
founding ; residence Winchester. Children were : 

I. Nancy Wyman, b. Feb. i, 1830 (Family 148). 2. Ellen, b. 
May II, 1838 ; m , Jan. 14, 1857, Thomas S. Holton ; d. in Win- 
phester, Jan. 24, 1858. 

[Family 130,) Mary Cutter^, pedigree as above: b. Oct. 22, 
1809 i d. at Winchester, March 8, 1842; m., July 27, 1835, y/Zz/a/f? 
Hatch. Had one son : 

I. Francis A., b. Feb., 1838 ; d. Aug. 9, i852; m. Agnes Wil- 
son, of Lowell, was a member of the 2d Mass. Vols., and was shot 
in the battle of Cedar Mr., Va. 

[Family 131.) Sullivan Cutter^, pedigree as above : b. Nov. i, 
1812; m., April 16, 1835, Jbigail^ dau. of John and Abigail (Pierce) 
Alden, of Reading, Mass.; residence Winchester ; was engaged in 



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sawing mahogany under the firm of Cutter & Parker. Children 
were : 

I. George Sullivan, b. Nov. 29, 1837 ; d. Feb. i, 1839. 2. 
George Sullivan, b. Jan. 16, 184 i ; m. Harriet L., dau. of Daniel 
and Lodema (Monroe) Squire, of Walnut, 111., he is a druggist of 
Walnut ; has two children, i. Ella Clark, b. Sept. 21, 1866 j ii. 
Frances Abby, b. Feb. 7, 1871. 3. Abbie Frances, b. June 15, 
1844. 

{Family 132.) Eliza Hall% Zachariahs, Stephen^, Stephens, 
Stephen% John': b. in Chelsea, Mass., Jan. 14, 1808; m., June 
12, 1831, Samuel Tucker^ a farmer, of Andover, Mass., b. Feb. 13, 
1805 ; d. She is a widow of Andover, and has kindly sent me 
much information about her relations. Children were : 

I. Harriet E., b. April 29, 1832; m. Stillman H. Hamden, a 
carpenter of Andover, and had, i. John ; ii. Hattie. 2. Samuel F., 
b. Feb. 12, 1834; m. Emma R. Welch, of Lowell, Mass., and had, 
Roscoe F., residence Brooklyn, Cal., and is, 1876, overseer of 
government work. 3. Mary R., b. Jan. 8, 1836; d. June 15, 
1872, s. p. ; m. C. P. Johnson, a machinist of Boston. 4. Lydia 
A., b. Nov. 2, 1838 i m. Dr. Boswell Cutter, of Boston, and had, 
i. Willie; ii. Edith; they are both dead. 5. Hannah H., b. Feb. 

22, 1840; d. Nov. 8, 1861. 6. Ellen M., b. Dec. 25, 1842; m. 
R. H. White, a dry goods merchant of Boston, had, i. Annie ; ii. 
Emeline ; iii. Edith; iv. Herbert R. 7. William H., b. May 2, 
1844 ; s. ; he improves his mother's farm in Andover. 8. Catherine 
E., b. Oct. 28, 1846; d. Oct. 7, 1850. 9. Asa F., b. Sept. 13, 
1850 ; d. May 25, 1852. 10. Frank, b. May 18, 1853; is engaged 
in a shoe store, Boston. 11. Catie J., b. Aug. 29, 1855 ; m., about 
1876, Rev. Geo. H. Scott, widower, pastor of a church in Plymouth, 
N. H. ; he was b. in Bakersfield, Vt., and practiced law in that 
place. 

{Family 133.) Zachariah Hall^, pedigree as before : b. Jan. 

23, 1810 ; d. June 24, 1863 ; m. Mary Jl^ay^r of Turner, Me. ; was 
a farmer of Turner, Me., and a deacon in the church of that place. 
Children were : 

I. Edward Parks, b. March 14, 1841 ; s. ; lives on his father's farm 
in Turner. 2. Jane T., b. July 28, 1842 ; m., April 9, 1873, ^^^^ 
A. Franklin, of Portland, Oregon, formerly of Natick, Mass. ; had 
Catharine E., b. April 3, 1874. 3. Harriet E., b. Aug. 21, 1844; 
d. Feb. 4, 1864 ; m., May 24, 1863, Wm. H. Thayer, of Harpswell, 
Me. 4. Mary E., b. Feb. 14, 1851. 



Halls of Medford [Part Fifth). 35 i 

[Family 134.) Hannah T. Hall^, pedigree as above : b. Dec. 3, 
1820; d. Dec. 5, 1854; m. Rev. Lathrop Taylor^ from Buckland, 
Mass. ; Mr. Taylor was a student of Burr Seminary, at Manchester, 
Vt., from 1833 to 1835, graduated at Middlebury College 1839; 
studied theology at Andover, Mass., and has been steadily and 
successfully employed as an acceptable minister in the Congrega- 
tional church. He has labored very successfully in the following 
places, Taunton, Mass., Springfield, Vt., Francestown, N. H., Bloom- 
ington. 111., Madison, Wis., Farmington, 111., and Wheaton, 111. 
He was a diligent student, an active pastor, an instructive preacher 
and a devout Christian, a man of good habits, and of a cheerful dis- 
position. He was our classmate in Burr Seminary ; and his person 
and character are not easily forgotten, some other classmates are 
also mentioned in this book, viz : Rev. Anson Hall Parmelee, of 
Seneca Castle, and his brother Sheldon Parmelee, Prof. Norman Y. 
Wright of the State Normal school, Cortland, N. Y., and his twin 
brother Prof. Freeman K. Wright, of Eldridge, N. Y. I will also 
mention two others of the same class, all very dear friends and ani- 
mated by the same high principles, Rev, James Dubuar, of North- 
ville, Mich., and Rev. John Du Bois, of Wurtsborough, N. Y. 
Mrs. Hannah T. (Hall) Taylor was before her marriage a successful 
school teacher, she was possessed of a sweet temper, was a sincere 
Christian, a devoted and loving wife and mother, a suitable help-meet 
for a minister of the gospel, and she died in the triumph of faith. Mr. 
Taylor married a 2d time and had other children not here mentioned. 
The children of Hannah were : 

I. William Lathrop, b. Aug. 7, 1844; ^- J^'^- S^i 1867, and 
had two sons ; he was a soldier in the war for the Union and is a 
merchant in Farmington, 111. 2. Hannah Maria, b. Jan. 17, 1874; 
m., Sept. 5, 1867, and has three children. 3. Francis Billington, 
b. July 5, 1849; ^- J^"- ^5 1867; was a soldier in the war for 
the Union and died in a year and a half afterwards from effect of his 

exposure m the service. 4. Hall, b. Aug. 15, 1850 ; m. , and 

had two children; residence Chicago, 111. 5. Sarah Jane, b. July 
26, 1852 ; is m. and resides at Rock Island, 111. 6. Harriet An- 
nettie Josephene, b. Feb. 18, 1854. 

[Family 135.) William T. Hall^, pedigree as above : b. Nov. 
7, 1822 ; m. Rittie Eaton^ of Francestown, N. H. The old family 
Bible is in his possession. He lives on the old homestead in Revere. 
Children were : 
P I. Willie E. 2. Arthur. H. 3. Alice. 4. Fanny. 



2^2 Hall Genealogy. 

(Family i36.)Gershom CuTTER^(Gel•shom Cutter) Rebecca Halls, 
Stephen^, Stephens, Stephen% John' : b. in Medford, Sept. i6, 1799 ; 
m., April i, 1824, Lydia^ dau. of" Benjamin ar Prudence (Gardner) 
Porter, of Medford, formerly of Lyme, N. H. Residence Medford. 
Children were : 

I. George Turner, b. Sept. 21, 1825. 2. Lydia Ann, b. 
June 19, 1827 ; d. Dec. 22, 1827. 3. Gershom, b. Oct. 29, 1828 ; 
d, Nov. 25,1829. 4. William Francis, b. May 30, 1830 ; d. June 
20, 1866; he was not married; he was connected with Fiske's 
Dramatic Company and had attained considerable eminence as an 
actor ; it was said of him that *'he was as amiable as he was witty, 
as accomplished as he was. manly, and as independent as he was hon- 
est and truthful ;" for three years before his death he lost his voice, 
and served as secretary and treasurer of the company 5 he died 
suddenly at Halifax, N. S. 5. Ann Augusta, b. Aug. 2, 1831 ; d. 
Feb. 6, 1834. 6. Henry Wilbur, b. Oct. 21, 1833; d. July 20, 
1838. 7. Louise Jane, b. Aug. 15, 1825; d. in Medford Aug. i, 
1854 ae. 19 j she was a welcome contributor to the press, both in 
poetry and in prose, during a period of three years previous to her 
death ; with a nature deeply moral, everything she wrote was im- 
bued with a pervading sentiment of the good and true. After her 
decease her writings were published in Boston, entitled : "Cypress 
Leaves," 1856. 8. Anazelia Rosamond, b. Sept. 21, 1837; 
d. July 26, 1838. 9. Eliza Jeannette, b. Feb. 22, 1840 ; d. 
July 25, 1840. 10. Benjamin Porter, b. June i, 1842; m. and 
had, i. Addie Louise, b. at Medford, Sept. 23, 1866 ; ii. William 
Gershom, b. at Washington, D. C, June 25, 1868 5 was a soldier in 
the war for the Union in the 29th Mass. Vols., afterwards served as 
clerk in the U. S. Quartermaster, War and Treasury Departments, 
and is now engaged in the custom house at Boston (1876). 11. 
Adeline Medora, b. May 13, 1844. 12. Gershom, b. Nov. 27, 
1847. 

{Family 137.) William O. Hall^, Stephens, Stephen-*, Stephens, 
Stephen", John': b. Oct. 4, 1820; m., ist. May 7, 1847, Harriet 
Mead Ramsdell^ of Maiden, b. July, 1826, d. July 16, i860 ; he was 
a farmer of North Chelsea; removed in 1872, and now lives in 
Maiden; m., 2d, Jan. i, 1861, Lydia Wheeler^ of Barnstead, 
N. H., b. July 15, 1830. Children by 1st wife were : 

I. Mary Jane, b. March 16, 1848 ; m., March 16, 1867, Josiah 



Halls of Medford {Part Fifth). 353 

B. Shurtliff, of Revere, and had, i. Josiah B. ; ii. William Hall. 
2. Charles Hiland, b. May 2, i860. By 2d wife: 3. William 
Wheeler, b. April 10, 1862. 4. Edward Jewett, b. Sept. 30, 1863. 
5. Harriet, b. Aug. 22, 1866. 6. Sarah Stickney, b. Feb. 7, 1868 ; 
d. Oct. 31, 1869. 7. Hazen Wheeler, b. April 3, 1871 ; d. July i, 
1872. 8. Alice Osborn, b. Oct. 15, 1873, '" Maiden. 

[Family 138.) Jane Sigourney Hall^, pedigree as above: b. Jan, 
9, 1822 ; m., Dec. ll, 1850, John Henry Proctor^ b. Nov. 17, 1820, 
in Marlboro, Mass. ; is a grocer in Revere. Children were : 

I. William Henry, b. July 12, 1853. ^' George Frederic, b. 
July 28, 1854. 3. Grace Darling, b. Aug. 13, 1857. 4- Joseph 
Broughton, b. Aug. 27, i860. 5. Wallace Nicholson, b. Aug. 15, 
1865. 

[Family 139.) Stephen A. Hall^, pedigree as before : b. in Re- 
vere, Mass., March 12, 1825 ; m., June 4, 1855, Eveline Amanda 
Newhall y b. June 4, 1830, at Lynnfield, Mass.; he is a farmer of 
Revere. Children were : 

I. Eva Bancroft, b. Jan. 2, 1857. 2. Josiah Newhall, b. Oct. 

11, 1859. 3- Alfred Sigourney, b. Aug. 27, 1861. 4. Susan Sig- 
ourney Oliver, b. Dec. 8, 1862. 

[Family 140.) George Albert Hall^, pedigree as before : b. 
Dec. 29, 1828 ; m., July 9, 1857, Louisiana Newhall^ b. Aug. 15, 
1831, at Lynnfield; he is engaged in the milk business in Chelsea. 
Children were : 

I. Annie, b. July 9, 1858 ;d. Sept. 8, 1858. '.. Helen Newhall, 
b. Sept. 4, 1859. 3" Albert Oliver, b. Aug. 19, 1861. 4. How- 
ard Lincoln, b. Sept. 3, 1865. 5. George Gilman, b. Sept. 22, 
1869. 6. Edith Sumner, b. Aug. 27, 1873. 

[Family 141.) William F. Whitney^, (Moses Whitney) Susan- 
na HalF, Stephen-*, Stephen^, Stephen^ John' : b. in Upton, Mass., 
Feb. 17, 1815; m., Nov. i, 1840, Harriet N. Morse ; is a farmer 
in Upton. Children were : 

I. Henry A., b. July 24, 1841 ; was in the Mass. 25th reg't., during 
the war for the Union, and died March 16, 1867. 2. Sarah R., b. July 
26, 1844; d. May 8,1872. 3. Eli H., b. Oct. 28,1847; m., 
Jan. 13, 1873, Elvira J. Stowe^ had, i. Willie C, b. Feb. 4, 1874 ; 
ii. Edmund S., b. April 26, 1875. 4. Clara C, b. Jan. 16, 1850 ; 
m., May 8, 1868, Edward A. Neale, and had, i. Nellie J., b. Feb. 

12, 1870. 5. Ella M., b. March 7, 1852; d. June 18, 1852. 6. 
John F., b, Nov. 7, 1854.. 

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354 H^^^ Genealogy. 

{Family 142.) Sarah T. Whitney^, pedigree as before : b. April 
28, 1819, in Upton; m., Oct. 3, 1836, Daniel F. Barnes^ a farmer 
of Upton. Children were : 

I. George J., b. May 14, 1840 ; d. Sept. 14, 1841. 2. Emily 
W., b. Nov. II, 1842; m., Jan. 10, 1868, Homer B. Harvey. 3. 
Harvey A., b. Feb. 7, 1845 '■> ^-i J""^ ^8, 1871, Lizzie F. Whiting. 
4. Hsrbert L., b. June 13, 1847. 5- Stephen H., b. Feb. 16, 1850; 
m., Feb. i, 1872, Flora E. Rockwood. 6. Frank M., b. Oct, 
22, 1856. 

[Fa?nily 143.) Jemima W. Whitney^, pedigree as before: b. in 
Upton, Nov. 10, 1820; m., Sept. 22, 1842, Charles C. Johnson^ of 
Milford. Children were : 

I. Walter E., b. March 8, 1844; m., Oct. 9,1867, Kate F. 
Ambrose, and had, i. Clarie A., b. July 6, 1868 ; ii. Charles E., 
b. Jan. 20, 1871 ; iii. William H., b, July 11, 1873 ; iv. Albert A., 
b. Feb. 15, 1875. 2. Arthur C, b. Nov. 13, 1849. 3- Albert 
L., b. Sept. 22, 1851 ; d. Dec. 10, 1851. 4. Delia M., b. May 11, 
1856. 5. Nellie I., b. May 29, 1859. 6. WiUard, b. Feb. 4, 
1863 ; d. Nov. 24, 1863. 

[Family 144.) Mary Elizabeth Hall^, Jacobs, Jacob'*, Stephen', 
Stephen^, John': b. in Boston, April 13, 1817 ; m., June 2, 1836, 
Ephraim Lombard, b. Oct. 6, 1809 (see history of Cutter family, p. 
128), merchant at 13 Lewis Wharf, Boston, house 22 Hancock street. 
Children were : 

I. Jacob Hall, b. March 22, 1837 ; d. July 29, 1875 ; m. Mary, 
dau. of John J. Swift, formerly president of Fitchburgh R. R.; Mr. 
Lombard was captain of Co. C, 44th Reg. M. V. M. in the war 
for the Union and died of consumption contracted in the service ; 
he was a merchant and partner of W. H. Swift ; left two children. 
2. Mary Elizabeth, b. June 27, 1840. 3. Ephraim, b. Aug. 18, 
1842; m. Mary H. Tucker, of New Bedford; d. May 2, 1875, 
leaving one child. 4. Charles Parker, b. June 9, 1845. 5. Ammi 
Seabury, b. Nov. 13, 1849. ^- Frederic Howard, b. April 12, 
1852. 7. Emeline Hall, b. April 29, 1857. 

[Family 145.) Stephen Hall Cutter^, Stephen^, (John Cutter), 
Mary Halls, Stephent, Stephens, Stephen% John' : b. April 4, 1821 ; 
m., Sept. 19, , Almira^ dau. of Nathan B. and Almira (Parker) 

Johnson, of Winchester, and had one child, Arthur Henry, b. Dec. 
31, 1840; d. Oct. 7, 1851 ; residence Winchester, Mass. Mr. 
Cutter, following suggestions which I proposed, has spent much time 



Halls of Medford {Part Fifth). 355 

in searching original records, and has thus corrected some funda- 
mental mistakes made by several of the best genealogists at and near 
Boston, in reference to his Hall pedigree. There were so many 
Hall's by the name of Stephen, that it required much time, and 
patient and interested research by a clever head, in order to clear up 
the almost certain confusion. The friends of history and genealogy, 
especially those of his own line, owe him many thanks; he has also 
sent me information of other families, for which I am greatly 
obliged. I am also indebted to the author of " The History of the 
Cutter Family" for much information in this lire. 

[Family 146.) Julia Ann Cutter^, pedigree as above : b. Dec. 
3, 1823; '"•' Nov. 25, 1840, Hon. Oliver H. Clark; residence 
Winchester, Mass. Children were : 

I. Julia Maria, b. May 21, 1843 ' '"•J Dec. 10, 1863, Reuben 
Henry Fletcher ; residence Winchester. 2. Abbie Cutter, b. Sept. 
17, 1845. 3- Oliver Richardson, b. 1847; "^-j Dec. 1, 1869, 
Helenora Parker, of Aylmer, C. W. 4. Henry Francis, b. Oct. 
27, 1849. 5- Adeline Wyman, b. Aug. 9, 1857 J ^- Sept. 20, 1859. 
6. Stephen Cutter, b. July 8, 1859. 

[Family 147.) Adeline Augusta^, pedigree as above : b. March 
29, 1827 ; m., Sept. 14, 1845, Charles Hall, of Winchester, b. 
March 23, 1820. No children. His pedigree is as follows: Son of 
Samuel, b. Oct. 31, 1785, son of Kingsley, b. Oct. 11, 1752, son 
of Samuel, b. April 20, 1724, son of Josiah, son of Kingsley, b. 
1652, son of Ralph, b. about 1619, of Exeter, N. H., the emigrant 
ancestor. 



356 Haii Genealogy. 



HALLS OF MEDFORD. 

(PART SIXTH.) 

Comprising the posterity of Jane Hall (Family 12) and Eliza- 
beth Hall (Family 13), daughters of Dea. Percival Hall, of 
Sutton, Mass. 

Third Generation. 

{Family 12.) Jane HaLL^, Percival% John': b. in Sutton, Mass., 
May 5, 1700; m. Jonas Rice; d. in Barre, Mass., 1793, ae. 86 ; he 
lived in Worcester, many years, removed to Barre, and w^as a deacon 
in the church of that place, w^hich vi^as in 1753, a district of Rut- 
land, Mass. Children were : 

I. Moses, b. Nov. 16, 1729 (Family 148). 2. Jonas, b. Aug. 3, 
1732 (Family 149). 3. Jane, b. Aug. 7, 1734 (Family 150). 4. 
Mary, b. May 18, 1737. 5. Silence, b. May 25, 1739 (Family 
151). 6. Thomas, b. Oct. 5, 1741 (Family 152). 

Fourth Generation. 

[Family 148.) Moses Rice^, (Jonas Rice) Jane Hall3, Percival' 
John': b. Nov. 16, 1729: m.. May 21, 1755, Elizabeth Gleason, 
Framingham ; residence Stockbridge, Mass. Children were : 

I. Phineas, b. March 24, 1756. 2. Moses, b. Dec. 19, 1757, 
has descendants in Steuben Co., N. Y. 

[Family 149.) Jonas Rice'*, pedigree as above : b. Aug. 3, 1732 ; 
m., Dec. 3, 1 75 1, Bathsheba Parmenter, at Worcester ; removed to 
Barre, and after 1756, to Conway, where he died. Children were : 

I. Joel, b. May 17, 1752; was a soldier in revolutionary war 
1777, three months and twenty-five days, in Capt. Day's company 
when he was marked "dead." 2. Bathsheba, b. April 4, 1754. 
3. Jonas, b. Oct. 5, 1756. 

{Fa?nily 150.) Jane Rice^, pedigree as before : b. Aug. 7, 1734; 
m., April 21, 1756, William Gates; residencem Barre until they had 
four children, an«i then removed to Conway. Children were : 

I. William, b. 1758, was a drummer in the revolutionary war, 
four years and seven months ; he died at Vienna, Oneida county. 



Halls of Medford {Part Sixth). 357 

N. Y., March 1850, ae. 94. 2. Solomon. 3. Aaron, settled in 
the vicinity of Seneca, Ontario county, N. Y. 4. Thomas, lived 
near his brother Aaron. 

[Family 151.) Silence Rice^, pedigree as before: b. May 25, 
1739 ; m., Micajah Rice, and settled in Guilford, Vt., in 1 760 ; she 
was living in 1824, ae. 85. 

{Family 152.) Thomas RiCE% pedigree as before : b. Oct. 5, 1741, 

d. June 21, 1822. ae. 81 ; m.. May 11, 1766, Hannah •, d. Jan. 

20, 1774, ae. 31 ; m., 2d, Nov. 17, 1774, ^arah Nurst\ of Rutland 
Mass., d, Sept. 19, 1777, ae. 30; m., 3d, Abigail Barber,^ residence 
with his father in Barre, Mass. Children were : 

I. Thcmas, b. Aug. 20, 1766 (Family 153). 2. Willis, b. May 

2, 1768 (Family 154). 3. Abel, b. May 4, 1770 ; d. Dec. 25, 1771. 
4. Rufus, b. March 16, 1772 (Family 155). 5. Sarah, b. Oct. 4, 
1775 (Family 156). 6. Hannah, b. April 20, 1778 (Family 157). 
7. Jane, b. Feb. 19, 1780. 8. Francis, b. July 19, 1782 (Family 
158.) 9. Jonas, b. Dec. 3, 1784 (Family 159). 10. Seth, b. April 
10, 1787 (Family 160). 

Fifth Generation. 

{Family 153.) Thomas Rices, Thomas^, (Jonas Rice) Jane Hall^, 
Percival% John' : b. June 21, 1766: d. Sept. 15, 1849, ^- ^.3 ' "^ ' 
April 26, 1787, Catherine Gates; residence in Barre. Children 
were : 

I. William, b. 1788 (Family 161). 2. Nathaniel (Family 162). 

3. Jonas. 

{Family 154.) Willis RiceS, pedigree as above: b. May 2, 1768; 
d. Dec. 10, 1 841, ae. 72; m., June 14, i-]C)2,, Abigail G^/^j, residence 
Barre. Children were : 

I. Abel, b. Nov. 18, 1793 (Family 163). 2. Willis, b. Aug. 
17, 1795 (Family 164). 3. Hannah, b. July 21, 1797 (Family 
165). 4. Abigail, b. ^May2, 1800 (Family 166). 5. Ezra, b. 
Nov. 8, 1802 (Family 167). 6. iMaria, b. April 29, 1805 (Family 
168). 7. Catherine, b. Oct. 3, 1807. 8. Sarah G., b. Nov. 13, 
1809 (Family 169). 

Family 155.) RuFUS RiCE^, pedigree as above : b. March 16, 
1772; d. Dec. 8, 1847, ^- 75 5 ^- Lydia Holden^ of Grafton, Vt.; 
residence Grafton, Vt. Children were : 

I. Ira, d. young. 2. Rufus (Family 170). 3. Levi. 4. Lydia 
(Family 171). 5. Louisa, d. young. 

[Family 156.) Sarah Rice^, pedigree as above: b. Oct. 4, 1775 ; 



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m., Feb. 7, 1798, John Clark \ residence Chester, Vt. Children 

were : 

I. Eliza, d. young. 2. Sarah. 3. Sophia. 4. Thomas R., m,; 
had children ; residence Chester, Vt. 5. Laura, m. Henry Stough- 
ton, a lawyer, of Chester, Vt. 

[Family 157.) Hannah Rice*, pedigree as before: b. April 20, 
1778; d. Sept. 22, 1850, ae. 72; m. John Patridge ; residence 
Barre, Mass. Children were : 

I. Jonas R., b. Nov. i, 1798 ; m., removed to Illinois. 2. 
Alvin A., b. Feb., 1801. 3. Thomas J., b. April 27, 1803 -, went 
to the West. 4. Sarah N., b. May 27, 1805 ; m. — Ross ; resi- 
dence Wendell. 5. Mary, b. May 4, 1807 ; residence, 1853, 
Worcester, Mass. 6. James M., b. Aug. 30, 1806. 7. Eliza, b. 
Dec. 5, 1811 ; d. June 29, 1847. . ^- Charlotte, b. Oct. 27, 1814 ; 
m. John B. Butterfield ; residence Oakham. 9. Jane R., b. Dec. 
31, 1816 ; m. Emery Rice ; removed to Ohio. 10. John F., b. 
Nov. 14, 1821. 

[Family 158.) Frances Rices, pedigree as before : b. July 19, 
1782 ; m. Nancy Brigham^ of Barre. Children were. 

I. Abigail, b. Dec. 5, 1800 ; m., April 18, 1832, Marshall D. 
Eaton ; residence Barre; s. p. 2. Francis D., b. June 3, 1814 
(Family 172). 3. Eliza Ann, b. Jan. 18, 1816 ; d. Feb. 22, 1816. 
4. Thomas R., b. Jan. 13, 1817 (Family 173). 5. Juliana M., b. 
Oct. 15, 1819. 6. Calista E., b. Oct. 27, 1827. 7- Henry E., b. 
Jan. 17, 1828 (Family 174), 

[Family 159.) Jonas Rices, pedigree as before: b. Dec. 3, 1784; 
m. Bethany Goffe \ removed to Howard, Steuben Co., N. Y. Chil- 
dren were : 

I. William H., b. Jan. 11, 1817 ; d. April j8, 1833. 2. Seth 
H., b. Sept. 9, 1819 (Family 175). 3. Frances, b. July 5, 1823. 4 
Eliza D., b. March 10, 1828 (Family 176). 

[Family 160.) Seth Rices, pedigree as before: b. April 10, 1787 
m. Eli-La Bradley; removed to Howard, Steuben Co., N. Y. Chil 
dren were : 

I. Eliza A., b. Jan. 27, 1824 (Family 177). 2. Thomas R., b 
June 24, 1826. 3. Lana, b. Aug. 4, 1828. 4. Emeline, b. Dec 
22, 1838 , d. Oct. 30, 1850. 5. Seth, b. Nov. 13, 1841. 

Sixth Generation, 
[Family 161.) William Rice^, ThomasS, Thomas'*, (Jonas Rice) 



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Jane Hall3, Percival% John': b. 1788; d. March, 1854; m. Lydia 
Hinds ; residence Barre. Children were : 

I. William L., b. July 8, 1818 (Family 178). 2. Lydia L., b. 
Feb, 6, 1820. 3. Juliette L. 

[Family 162.) Nathaniel Rice^, pedigree as above: d. 1851 ; 
residence Barre. Children were : 

I. Carlo, b. March 12, 1821. 2. Emory, b. Oct. 14, 1826. 

[Family 163.) Abel Rice^, WillisS, Thomas*, (Jonas Rice) Jane 
Hall3, Percival% John': b. Nov. 18, 1793 ' ^- Sept. 20, 1850, a. 
57; m., Dec. 1819, Hannah White. Children were: 

I. Abigail, b. May 6, 1820 (Family 179). 2. Franklin, b. May 
16, 1822. 3. Clarissa, b. Dec. 23, 1823. 4. Tibeon or Tilton, 
d. Aug. 22, 1827. 5. Louisa, b. Oct. 27, 1825 ; d, April 15, 
1847. 6- Horatio, b. Sept. 8, 1827. 7. Julia, b. Oct. 26, 1831. 
8. Tilton b. Jan. 31, 1833. 

[Family 164.) Willis Rice^, pedigree as above: b, Aug. 17, 
1795; m. Nancy Robinson; was in California in 1852. Children 
born in Barre, Mass. : 

I. Eliza, b. March 10, 1820. 2. Patty, b. Oct. 17, 1822. 3. 
Elijah, b. June 20, 1825; d. Sept. 25, 1825.. 4- Joseph, b. June 
8, 1826. 5. Arethusa, b. Nov. 17, 1828. 

[Family 165.) Hannah Rice^, pedigree as above : b. July 21 
1797 ; m. Haven Price; residence Hubbardton. Children were: 

I. Mary. 2. Marshall. 3. Levi. 4. Harding. 

[Family itb.) Abigail Rice'', pedigree as before: b. May 2, 
1800 ; m. Ezra Clark.^ Jr. ; residence Barre, had one child Harriet 
(Family 180). 

[Family idj.) Ezra Rice^, pedigree as before : b. Nov. 8, 1802 ; 
m., Sept. 8, 1830, Roxana M. Gates., and had : 

I. Sophronia, b. April 9, 1832 ; m. Elijah Wood ; residence Barre. 

[Family 168.) Maria Rice*, pedigree as before : b. April 29, 
1805 ; m., April 2, 1829, Robert Clark ; residence Petersham, Mass. 
Children were : 

I. Louis. 2. Charles. 3. Lorenzo. 4. Abigail. 5. Lucia. 

[Family 169.) Sarah G. Rice*, pedigree as before : b. Nov. 13, 
1809 , m., April 17, 1833, James Newcomb. Children were: 

I. Paschal. 2. Henry. 

[Family 170.) RuFUS Rice*, Rufuss, Thomas'*, (Jonas Rice) Jane 
Hall3, Percival% John' : m. Lucinda Palmer ; residence Grafton, Vt. 
Children were : 



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I. Oscar. 2. Her.iy, and others. 

i Family x'Ji.) Lvdia Rice^, pedigree as above : m. WUlard Dean ; 
residence Chester, Vt.j had Willard. 

{Family 1 72.) Francis D. Rice^, Francis^, Thomas'*, (Jonas Rice) 
Jane Hall3, Percival% John' : b. June 3, 1814; m., Nov. 19, 1839, 
Harriet Tucker ; residence Barre. Children were : 

I. George, b. May 4, 1841. 2. Mary A., b. Feb. 2, 1847. 3- 
Alice Y., b. May 14, 1849. 4. Robert E., b. Feb. 26, 1851. 5. 
Sybel L., b. Nov. 2, 1852. 

{^Family 173.) Thomas R. Rice^, pedigree as above : b. Jan. 13, 
18 17; m., Oct. 29, 1844, Maria Bacon; residence Barre; had 
Lucy, b. Oct. 22, 1845. 

[Family 174.) Henry E. Rice*^, pedigree as before: b. Jan. 17, 
1828 ; m., March 28, 1848, Elizabeth F. Raw son ; residence Barre. 
Children were : 

I. Olive, b. June 5, 1850. 2. Fanny, b. Oct. 22, 1852. 

[Family 175.) Seth H. Rice^, Jonass, Thomas'*, (Jonas Rice) 
Jane Hall^, Percival% John': b. Sept. 9, 1819 ; m., Feb. 12, 1840, 
Gratia Wheeler; residence Howard, Steuben Co., N. Y. Children 
were : 

I. Lydia W., b. Nov. 20, 1841. 2. Samuel L. C, b. Nov. 21, 
1843. 3- Martin S., b. May 29, 1851. 

[Family 176.) Eliza D. Rice^, pedigree as above: b. March 10, 
1828 ; m., Nov. 18, 1843, George M. DeGraff ; residence Howard, 
Steuben Co., N. Y. Children were : 

I. Eunice, b. July i, 1844. 2. William R., b. Dec. 18, 1845. 
3. Mary A., b. Aug. 29, 1847. 4 Frank J., b. March 5, 185 1. 

[Family 177.) Eliza A. Rice^, Seths, Thomas^, (Jonas Rice) 
Jane Hall3, Percival^ John': b. Jan. 27, 1824; m. James Smith ; 
residence Howard. Steuben Co., N. Y. Children were : 

I. Alice, b. Feb. 3, 1849. 2. George, b. Sept. 20, 1850. 

Seventh Generation. 

[Family 178.) William L. Rice?, William'^, Thomas^, Thomas'*, 
(Jonas Rice) Jane Hall3, Percival% John' : b. July 8, r8i8 ; m. Mary 
Allen. Children were : 

I. Mary E., b. Sept. 29, 1839. 2. Charles O., b. Dec. 16, 
1841. 

[Family 179.) Abigail Rice?, Abel^, Willis^, Thomas'*, (Jonas 
Rice) Jane Hall3, Percival% John': b. May 6, 1820 ; m. Welcome 
Bates; residence Barre. Children were: 



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I. George. 2. Francis. 

{Family i8o.) Harriet Clark^ (Ezra Clark) Abigail Rice^, 
WillisS, Thomas'' (Jonas Rice) Jane Hall^, Percival^, John': m. 
Caleb Howard i residence Barre. Children were: 

I. Lucius. 2. Francis. 3. Elizabeth. 

(PART SIXTH, Continued.) 

Comprising the posterity of Elizabeth Hall, daughter of Dea. 
Percival Hall, of Sutton, Mass. 

[Family 13.) Elizabeth Hall3, Percival% John' : b. in Medford, 
Mass. ; m., in Sutton, Mass., by Rev. John McKinstry, Dec. 26, 



Note. The following items of information are kindly furnished by Joseph McClellen of 
Woodstock, Conn. He says : " My grandfather, Gen. Samuel McClellen, was born in the 
town of Worcester, Mass., Jan. 4, 1730. His parents emigrated from Scotland, he was 
brought up with his father on a farm near what is now the city of Worcester. He was a 
lieutenant in the French and Indian war. And in 1757, he purchased a farm and moved on 
to it, in Woodstock, Conn. He occupied the farm only a short time, and then engaged in 
trade in another part of the parish. He married, Nov. 16, 1757, Jemima Chandler, by 
whom he had three sons, she died April 3, 1764, and he married, 2d, March 5, 1766, 
Rachel Abbe of Windham, Conn., by whom he had five sons and three daughters, one 
son and one daughter died young. The eldest son John, was my father, who lived and died 
here on the place which my brother and myself now occupy. The second son was James, 
the father of Dr. Geo. McClellen, of Philadelphia, Penn., who was the father of Maj. 
Gen. Geo. B. McClellen, commander of the army of the Potomac, candidate for the pre- 
sidency of the United States, and late governor of New Jersey (1881). The third son was 
Nathaniel, who lived with his father until his death, when not long after he sold the home- 
stead and removed to Albany, N. Y., afterwards to Northumberland, N. Y., thence to 
New York city, and finally to Norwich, Conn., where he died. The fourth son was 
Judah, who settled in Bloomfield, Me., where he died, leaving a large family. Two of his 
sons are in business in New York, one of his daughters married John Lovett, and settled 
in Albany, the other Lucretia, m. Gen. E benezer Huntington, of Norwich, Conn. I do 
not know the name ot my grandfather's rather ; his mother died in his family at an ad- 
vanced age, being a Scotch woman of excellent piety, whose maiden name was Jane Calhoon. 
The daughter of my Uncle James Jias visited Scotland and made a sketch of the old Mc- 
Clellen homestead, a copy of which I send to you. The main building seems to be a 
ruin, covered with ivy. The stone one at the right was a chapel, and used as a school 
house. It is located at Kercudbright, on the Galway. My grandfather was a minute-man 
during the revolutionary war, captain in 1775, and started with with his company for 
Lexington at the beginning of the war, but turned back on hearing of the retreat of the 
enemy. In 1775, he was major. In 1776, he was lieutenant colonel. In 1779, was 
colonel. In 1784, brigadier general. On the invasion of New London and masacre at 
Fort Groton, he was placed in command there and continued until the close of the war. 
When he resumed his mercantile business for a short time, and then giving it up, attended 
to his land, of which he owned a large amount. He died, Oct. 17, 1807. My father 
was a lawyerjand managed a large farm which he owned, and with his busy life seldom 
spake of his ancestors." Dea. James McClellen of Sutton claimed to be a cousin to these 
Connecticut McClellens. 



362 Hall Genealogy. 

1722, James McClellen^vfho was one of the selectmen of Worcester in 
1725. It is claimed that he catne to Worcester county in 17 18, with 
a company of Scotch-Irish. After the death of Mr. McClellen, his 
widow Elizabeth, m. John Smith, by whom she had several daugh- 
ters. He was Irish, probably Scotch-Irish. Her children were 
born either in Worcester or Sutton. We have the names of the 
McClellen children as follows : 

I. John, b. Dec. 6, 1723. 2. Rebecca, b. April 23, 1725. 3. 
James, b June 22, 1727 (Family 181). 4. Mary, b. Jan. 17, 
1730, 5. Moses, b. July 9, 1733 (Family 182). 6. David, b. 
Aug. 19, 1735 (Family 183). 

Fourth Generation. 

{Family 181.) James McClellen^, (James McClellen) Elizabeth 
Hall3, Percival% John' : m., Feb. 2, 1758, Sarah Axtell^ of Grafton, 
Mass ; he was a lieutenant \ he settled on a farm in Sutton, which 
has been owned by his descendants until lately, and is now owned by 
Hon. Reuben R. Dodge, the compiler of the Rawson Genealogy, 
ind who has furnished me with information which he gleaned from 
the Deacon Leland papers. Children of James and Sarah Mc- 
Clellen : 

I. James, b. Aug. 8, 1759 (Family 184). 2. Betsey, d. June 20, 
1766, ae. 5 years. 3. Sally, d. July 2, 1766, ae. 3 years. 4. Ann, 
d. June 22, 1766, ae. i year. 

[Family 182.) MosEs McClellen'', pedigree as above : b. July 9, 
1733; m., July 22, 1756, yl/^rj, dau. of Jonathan Lillie ; he set- 
tled on land in Sutton adjoining th^ farm of his brother James, all of 
which probably belonged formerly to Percival Hall, his grandfather ; 
Moses sold out to his brother James and removed to Petersham. 
Children were : 

I. Polly, d. unmarried. 2. Sally, m. Daniel Wilder, and re- 
moved to Watertown, N. Y., where they lived to a very old age. 

{Family 183.) David McClellen^, pedigree as before : b. Aug. 

19, 1735 ; tn. Harrington^ of Worcester ; settled in Petersham, 

Mass. Had two sons and two daughters, and perhaps more : 

I. John, was a physician ; settled in Vermont and had children. 

2. Harrington, remained on the homestead in Petersham ; m. 

Washburn, by whom he had several children ; she died in 1817 and 

he m., 2d, Town ; three of his sons are settled in Peoria, 111., and 

said to be doing well. 3. Betsey, m. Nathaniel Saunders, of Peter- 



Halls of Medford [Part Sixth). 363 

sham, and had one son and two daughters ; the son married and had 
children, who lived in Illinois ; one of the daughters also married. 
I am indebted to the kindness of the venerable Cephus Willard, of 
Petersham, for most of the above information of Moses and David 
McClellen and their families. 

Fifth Generation. 

[Family 184.) James McClellen^^ James*, (James McClellen) 
Elizabeth Hall^, Percival% John': b. in Sutton, Aug. 8, 1759 ; d. 
June 26, 1841 ; m., Nov., 1784, Beulah^ dau. of Deacon Jonathan 
Bacon, of Northbridge, Mass., d. Aug. 9,. 1837, ae. 73; he lived on 
the homestead in Sutton ; he was a deacon. It may serve to re- 
mind us of the fact that this old patriarch of so numerous a posterity 
was once a school boy, to relate the fact that he once went to school 
to Deacon Willis Hall, and as he whispered to another boy, the 
teacher came slyly along and bumped their heads together. Both of 
these good old deacons have been dead a long time, and their numer- 
ous posterity hold their names in sacred and most interested rever- 
ence and veneration. Children of James and Beulah were born in 
Sutton : 

I. Betsey, b. 1785 (P'amily 185). 2. Sarah (Family 186). 3. 
James, b. Sept. 18, 1789 (Family 187). 4. Martha (Family 188). 
5. Nancy, b. Jan. 13, 1794 (Family 189). 6. Mary, b. June 28, 
1796 (Family 190), 7. Beulah, d. Nov. 22, 1815. 8. Lucy, b. 
Dec 4, 1800 (Family 191). 9. John, b. Dec. 13, 1806 (Family 
192). 

Sixth Generation. 

[Family 185.) Betsey McClellen^, James^, James'^, (James Mc- 
Clellen) Elizabeth Halls, Percival', John^ : b. 1785 ; d. at Bristol, 
111., Aug. II, 185 1 ; m., June 24, 1 806, Warren Marshy farmer of 
Sutton. Children were : 

I. Mary M., b. 1806 (Family 193). 2. Paulina B. (Family 194). 
3. Waldo W., b. March 27, 1812 (Family 195). 4. Louise, b. 
1814 (Family 196). 5. Martha, d. 1845, s. p.; m., Jan. 1841, 
Jeremiah P. True, a civil engineer, of Me. 6. Maria ^^^Family 197). 

[Family 186.) Sarah McClellen^ pedigree as above : d. at Bil- 
lerica, Aug. 29, 1837 ; m., Aug. 24, 1812, Rev. Jonathan E. For- 
bush, of Grafton, Mass., a Baptist minister, settled at Southboro, at 
Westboro, Mass.j city missionary, Providence, R. I.; Attleboro ; 



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364 Hall Genealogy. 

Wrentham -, Billerica, Mass.; Warwick, R. I.; residence Ashland, 
Mass., and Worcester, Mass., where he died. Children were: 

I. Maiia, d. young. 2. Jonathan Merrill, d. March, 1836, while 
member of Yale college. 3. James E. (Family 198). 4. Lorinda 
B. (Family 199). 5- Edwin A., b. June 4, 1821 (Family 200). 6. 
Mary A., b. 1825 (Family 201). 

{Family iSj.) James McClellen^ pedigree as before: b. Sept. 
t8, 1789; d. July II, 1868; m., Mzrch^ iS 12, Fanny Fletcher^ dzu. 
of Ebenezer and Mary (Goldthwait) Fletcher, of Worcester, b. 
Jan. 21, 1790, d. Jan. 26, 1844, ^^ Bristol, 111. (see Fletcher Gene- 
alogy, part 8) ; he removed west ; settled first at Jamestown, Cha- 
tauqua Co., N. Y., then at Bristol, 111., where he died ; he was a 
large owner of land in Bristol ; was deacon of a church there, and 
justice of the peace. Children were : 

I. James, b. July 25, 1813 (Family 202). 2. Cornelia F., b. 

March 28, 1815; m., Feb., 1839, Greenwood, of Bristol, 111.; 

d. Oct., 1839. 3. Andrew F., b. 1816 ; d. 1817. 4. Leonard E., 
b. Sept. 18, 18 1 7 ; m , Dec, 1842, Cornelia Seelye or Seeley, of 
Bristol ; went to California in 1850 ; he embarked for home, but 
the vessel was lost off the coast of California, and he was never 
heard from. 5. Martha, b. Jan. 27, 1819 ; m., Dec. 25, 1845, S. 
Van Osdel, one of the best architects of Chicago. 6. Nancy, b. 
April 12, 1821 (Family 203). 7. Beulah M., b. Dec. 26, 1824; 
m., Feb., 1842, Francis T. Seeley, of Bristol, druggist of Chicago. 
8. Gilbert, b. Aug., 1826 ; d. 1829. 

[Family 188.) Martha McClellen^, pedigree as before : d. Feb. 
2, 1816; m., April 19, 1813, Joshua Jrmsby, of Sutton, Mass. ; he 
was a machinist, but improved his father's farm in Sutton ; d. 1858. 
Children were : 

I. Lewis, b. June 25, 1814, in Cumberland, R. I. (Family 204). 
2. Joshua, b. Jan. 22, 1816 (Family 205). 

Family 189.) Nancy McClellen^, pedigree as before : b. Jan. 
13, 1794; d.-Oct. 26, 1864; m., April 2, 18 18, Rev. Job Benden 
Boomer^ a Baptist minister ; he settled at South Sutton, East Brook- 
field, North Uxbridge and West Sutton ; for several years before his 
death he resided at Worcester ; he was b. Sept. 8, 1793, ^' ^"g- 
16, 1864. Children were : 

I. Nancy, b. at Northbridge, Sept. 22, 1819 (Family 206). 2. 
Mary Amelia, b. June 19, 1823 (family 207). 3. Lucius BoUes, 
b. at Doulass, Mass., July 4, 1826 (Family 208). 4. George Board- 



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man, b. in Suttoa, July 26, 1832 ; he was living at St. Louis, Mo., 
when the war for the Union began, and enlisted in the U. S. army 
as colonel ; was promoted to the rank of brigadier general under Gen. 
Grant ; he fell at Vicksburgh, May 22, 1863. 

{Family 190.) Mary McClellen^, pedigree as before; b. June 
28, 1796 ; d. Nov. 30, 1836 ; m., May, 1823, ^^pt- Dana Gale^ b. 
in Boylston, Mass., Jan. 14, 1789; Capt. Gale's No. in the Family 
Memorial is 383, that of his father Jonathan, is 213 ; his emigrant 
ancestor was Richard Gale, who purchased a nine acre home lot in 
Watertown, near Boston, in 1640 ; Capt. Gale worked the farm of 
his relation, Jonas Gale, to whom he was bound, until he was 21 
years of age ; he then worked for seven yeirs finishing U. S. mus- 
kets in the armory at Millbury, at which he was very skillful ; at the 
close of this period he lost all of his savings (^1,300) by loaning it 
to a cotton mill company ; but instead of being discouraged by this 
great misfortune, Mr. Gale resolved to try again ; he served the 
Waldron scythe factory for four or five years, by which he saved 
a few hundred dollars, and in 18 19 joined a company going to the 
far west, consisting of Isaac Gale and family, George Cummings, of 
Douglass (afterwards Isaac Gale's son-in-law), and Rev. Joseph 
Fassett, of Boston ; they all bought lands adjoining, on the east fork 
of the White river, in Indiana. This was then an almost unbroken 
wilderness ; there was no mark of the white man's axe three miles 
to the south east, where now stands the city of Columbus. In May, 
1823, Mr. Gale returned to Sutton, and married the lady of his 
choice; he returned with his wife by way of Providence, R. I.; by 
sloop to Baltimore ; by stage to Pittsburgh ; by skiff to Madison, 
Ind.; here they stopped, and Mrs. Gale, like a true helpmeet as she 
was, taught school, while Mr. Gale also taught school near Vernon, 
but before tvinter set in, they proceeded to the end of their journey, 
and settled down at the home he had provided ; here they lived and 
here they died. Mr. Gale enjoyed many offices of trust, and was 
honored by being chosen captain of the first military company 
formed in that place. Mrs. Gale died Nov. 30, 1836 ; her death 
was a sore bereavement to the family, her oldest child, Joseph, being 
only 12 years old ; she was an intelligent, active, kind-hearted chris- 
tian woman. Capt. Gale m., 2d, Sarah Lumbeck, of New Jersey, 
b. Jan. 9, 1813, d. Feb. 3, 1847. Mr. Gale's children by his first 
wife were : 

I. Joseph Fassett, b. Sept. 21, 1824 (Family 209). 2. James 



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McClellen, b. Dec. 20, 1825 (Family 210). 3. Jonathan D., b. 
June 19, 1827 (Family 211). Capt. Gale had three surviving sons 
by his 2d wife, viz: 4. John William, b. Dec. 3, 1838; was a sol- 
dier in the war for the Union ; was taken prisoner at Atlanta, Geo. 
and sent to Andersonville prison, was exchanged when they thought 
he could not live. 5. George Washington, b. Feb. 22, 1840; d. 
in the service of his country of chronic diarrhea at Marietta, Geo-, 
1864. 6. Jarvis H., b. Dec. 3, 1843 ' ^^^ ^ family near the old 
homestead in Indiana ; he went with Gen. Sherman through 
Georgia to the sea, and was at the grand parade at Washington, 
D. C, at the close of the war. 

[Family 191.) LucY McClellen®, pedigree as before ; b. Dec. 
4, 1800 ; d. Jan., 1872; m., April 20, 1822, James Boomer^ of 
Charlestown, Mass. They settled in Charlestown, and in May, 1849, 
removed to Bristol, 111., and in 1873, ^^ Kansas. Children were : 

I. Mary Lucy, b. July 8, 1825 ; d. 1845. 2. Susan B., b. Nov. 
19, 1827 ; m., March 4, 1856, James McC. Gale, her cousin. 3. 
James McClellen, b. June 26, 1831 (Family 212). 4. Charles T., 
b. Oct., 1834 ; d. April 17, 1871 ; he was in the army four years, 
belonged to the 7th Kansas cavalry, was wounded once severely, 
and after the war ended, he returned to his farm in Kansas, where he 
died. 5. Merrill F., b, Aug. 4, 1839 ; d. at St. Louis, while in the 
service of his country, during the war for the Union. He belonged 
to the 13th Regiment, 111., was wounded at VicksLurgh. 6. Cor- 
nelia E., b. May 23, 1842 ; m., March 13, 1873, D*"- William G. 
Putney ; residence at Prairie Center, Lasalle Co., 111. ; children are, 
i. Lucy B., b. Jan. 30, 1874 ; ii. Cornelia Ada, b. March 13, 1876. 

[Family 192.) John McClellen^, pedigree as before : b. Dec. 
13, 1806 ; m., Oct. 14, 1834, Ann, dau. of Hon. Ebenezer 
Dagget, of Attleboro, Mass., b. Nov. 24, 181 1. He removed from 
the old homestead in Sutton, to Grafton, in 1855 ; his post office 
address is Saundersville, Worcester Co., Mass ; he was major of 
militia, and a deacon of the Baptist church. He very kindly furnished 
most of this record of the McClellens ; his dau. did most of the 
writing, and her sudden death was a very severe affliction to him. 
Children were : 

I. James E., b. June 16, 1838 ; d. July 7, 1863 ; he enlisted in 
51st Regiment Mass., was a lieutenant, and d. in the service. 2. 
Emma C, b. Jan. 21, 1841. 3. Sarah J., b. April 14, 1843. 4- 
Mercy T., b. July 22, 1845 ; d. Aug. 27, 1848. 5. John E,, b. 



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Sept. 5, 1847 (Family 213). 6. Arthur D., b. May 21, 1850, 
graduated at Brown University, 1873 ' ^^^^ ^^^ '" Boston. 7. 
Leila A., b. Feb. 23,1852; d. suddenly July 29, 1873, greatly 
lamented. She was pious and amiable, and greatly beloved 
by her family ; she had a chronic spinal difficulty ; she wrote most 
of the letters, and collected much information embodied in this record 
of the McClellens. 8. Frances A., b. Dec. 24, 1854. 9. Jennie 
I., b. July 7, 1857. 

Seventh Generation. 

{Family 193.) Mary M. Marsh?, (Warren) Betsey McClellen*^, 
James5, James"*, Elizabeth Hall^, Percival% John': b. 1806 ; m., 
Feb. 7, 1825, Timothy Wheelock^ of Grafton, Mass., a shoemaker; 
residence Ashland, Mass. Children were : 

I. Harriet L., b. Dec. 6, 1826; d. Sept. 4, 1828. 2. Timothy 
E., b. Feb. 28, 1828 ; m., Nov. 26, 1854, Elizabeth J. Good ; resi- 
dence Boston ;* children, i. Warren, b. Aug. i, 1855, residence 
Ashland, Mass. ; ii. Edward, b. Aug. 5, 1857 > ''^' Charles, b. 
Aug. 2, 1859. 3. Harriet, b. Aug. 18, 1830 ; d. April 30, 1857. 
4. Warren, b. Jan. 4, 1840 ; d. Sept. 7, 1842. 5. Ellen M., b. 
Feb. 9, 1843. 

Family 194.) Paulina B. Marsh?, pedigree as above : m., March 
25, 1835, Eli Sprague^ of Northbridge, shoemaker ; residence Sutton, 
Mass. Children were : 

I. George, m., Aug., 1865, Lttitia Young; shoemaker; residence 
Grafton, Mass., children, i. Joseph; ii. Martha, d. young; iii. 
Mary ; iv. Matilda, d. young. 2. Mary, m., ist. George Williams ; 
m., 2d, Joseph L. Hall, of Natick, Mass. 3. Hattie, m. Charles 
Hammond, and had, i. Ezra M. ; ii. Arthur. 4. Martha, m. John 

A. Fairbanks, and had, i. Marietta ; ii. Alonzo F. 5. d. 

in infancy. 

[Family ig^.) Waldo W. Marsh?, pedigree as before : b. March 
27, 181 2; m., Oct. 18, 1834, Rhoda Stillwell^ b. Dec. 6, 18 13, at 
Fall River, Mass. ; farmer ; residence Bristol, 111. Children were : 

I. Abraham Luther, b. Aug. 30, 1835 ; d. Sept. 2, 1852. 2. 
Henrietta, b. Feb. 5, 1838; m.,Jan. 22, 1859, Holden Eldred ; she 
d. Aug. 18, 1870,8. p. 3. Joseph W., b. Oct. 20, 1842; d. Sept., 
1861, he was a soldier in the war for the Union. 4. Mary Eliza- 
beth, b. April 23, 1845 '■> ^- J""^ i» 1846. 5. Mary Adelid, b. Oct. 
18, 1847 ' ™-> J^"-5 i^^Si Jacob Plank; she d. Jan. 17, 1865,8. p. 



368 Hall Genealogy. 

6. Abbie A., b. Jan. 27, 1851 ; m., Jan. 1 7, 1872, John W. Winans, 
a farmer of Bristol, 111., had, i. Charles W., b. 1873. 7- George 
I., b. 1855. 

{Family 196.) Louise Marsh^, pedigree as before : b. 1814; m., 
April, 1835, Albert C. Williams^ a machinist from Northbridge, is in 
the oil business at the west. Had one child : 

I. Ellen L., b. March 12, 1837 i m., Oct. 30, i860, William 
H. Fairbanks, b. Nov. 8, 1832, a farmer of Holden, Mass. ; children 
were, i. Adele L., b. Sept., 1861 ; ii. Jennie M., b. Dec, 1865; 
iii. Edward E., b. Aug., 1868 ; iv. William Grant, b. May 3, 1874. 

[Family 197.) Maria Marsh?, pedigree as before: m., April, 
1833, Daniel Taintor^ a miller, of Millbury, Mass. Children were : 

I. Louise, b. 1834; m. Henry Woodrough, of Worcester, Mass. 
2. George F., d. at the age of 12 years. 3. Etta, d. young. 4. 
Etta, m. Samuel Barnes, divorced ; m., 2d, Eugene Reade ; resi- 
dence Worcester. 

[Family 198.) James E. Forbush?, (Jonathan E.« Forbush) Sarah 
McClellen^, James^, James*, (James McClellen) Elizabeth Hall3, 
Percival', John' : m. Elizabeth Gnddard ; a shoe and leather dealer 
of Boston, is engaged in the insurance business. Children were : 

I. Mary A., d. 1864. 2. Annie, d. young. 3. James M., b. 
1845; m.. May 19, 1869, Emily A. Whitney, of Natick, Mass. ; 
he is government inspector at Boston, had, i. Gayle T., b-. 1870; 
ii. Bessie, b. 1872. 4. Elizabeth G. 5. George S., is a lawyer at 
Boston. 6. Frank M. 

[Family 199.) Lorinda B. Forbush?, pedigree as before: m. Dr. 
William Barrett.^ of Boston. Children were : 

I. Emma C, m., 1873, George E. Cutler, a clerk of Boston. 2. 
Willie, d. young. 3. Alice M. 4. Bertha, d. young. 

[Family 200.) Edwin A, Forbush?, pedigree as before: b. June 
4,1821; d. Sept. 10, 1871 ; m., Oct. 24, 1841,^5:. Malvina F. 
Ware., of Wrentham, Mass., b. Jan. 13, 1820 ; he is a boot and shoe 
manufacturer ; residence Ashland, Mass. Children were : 

I. Sarah E., b. June 5, 1843 ' '^•1 -^"g- 3^ 1862, George S. 
Chamberlin, of Ashland, Mass., b. Jan. 12, 1841, d. Sept. 22, 1864, 
in North Carolina, where he was in the service of the United States, 
as a soldier in the war for the Union ; Sarah E., m., 2d, April 8, 
1868, George Downs, of Ashland, boot and shoe manufacturer, 
children were, i. George S., b. Jan. 23, 1865, d. Oct. 10, 1865 ; 
ii. Nettie S., b. March 11, 1870, d. Oct. 11, 1870 j iii. Maud D., 



Halls of Medford {Part Sixth). 369 

b. Oct. 28, 1871. 2. Preston W., b. June 10, 1846 ; m., Oct. 23, 
1866, Eliza D. Higley, of Ashland, divorced; he is the overseer in 
the boot and shoe department of Missouri state prison, had, i. Hattie ; 
ii. Harrie. 3. Edw^in A., b. April 17, 1848; m., Oct. 13, 1872, 
Josie A. Pond, b. Dec. 4, 1850 ; he is in the boot and shoe business 
at Ashland, Mass., had one child, i. Fred. L., b. July 27, 1873, '^• 
July 31, 1873. 4- ^^ox2L D., b. Sept, 2, 1852. 5. Walter R., 
b. Dec. 28, 1854. 

[Family 201.) Mary A. Forbush?, pedigree as before: b. 1825; m., 
1845, Norman F. Wright^ of Vermont, b. March 25, 1815 ; Mr. 
Wright and his tvt^in brother Truman K. Wright, were students in 
Burr Seminary at Manchester, Vt., from the time it was opened for 
students. May, 1833, to the fall of 1835, when they entered Mid- 
dlebury College, and graduated in 1839. Since that time they have 
been engaged in teaching schools and academies. Norman F. 
Wright, was superintendent of schools at Binghamton, N. Y., when 
he received the appointment of professor of Latin and Greek in the 
State Normal school at Cortland, New York. He was a Presby- 
terial commissioner in 1874 or 7, in the general assembly of the 
Presbyterian church. Truman K. Wright, has been the principal 
for nearly 30 years of the Monroe Collegiate Institute, at Eldridge, 
Onondaga Co.', N. Y. The Wright brothers had for classmates at 
Burr Seminary, Rev. Anson H. Parmelee (see Middletown Halls), 

Rev. Lathrop Taylor of , Jill (see Medford Halls, 5th part). 

Rev John Du Bois, of Wurtsborough, N. Y. Rev. James Dubuar, 

of Northville, Mich. Rev^ Kidder of Michigan. Prof. Richard 

K. Todd of Illinois. Rev. Dr. Samuel J. Whjte of, Connecticut ; 
and many others, who commenced study at mature age with limited 
means, and found a cheap and at the same time an efficient school in 
Burr Seminary, without which they could never have obtained their edu- 
cation. It was a manual labor institution, where they could keep up 
their active physical habits moderately, while becoming more accus- 
tomed to sedentary life and intellectual labors ; some of the students 
nearly paid their way by their work There were no more sturdy 
workers in the seminary than the Wright brothers, who at the same 
time were thorough students. I remember well, what an active and 
efficient part they took among the students who constructed an 
observatory out of spruce trees, on the tip top of old Equenox on the 
4th of July, 1835 ; we clambered up its steep sides then, but now 
there is a more easy way of access by a roundabout carriage road. 
24 



^yo Hail Genealogy. 

These same young men cut cord-wood at the toot of the mountain, 
for twenty-five cents per cord. And they have since cut their way 
in the world with equal ease and efficiency, making others noble 
like themselves, by training up thousands of the young in mental 
discipline, in intellectual attainments, moral culture and christian 
excellence and usefulness. Children of Norman F. and Mary A. 
Wright were : 

I. Emma C, b. 1847; graduated at Hingham University, Le 
Roy, N. Y., 1875, and is (1876) principal of the academy at Rome, 
N. Y. 2. Arthur M., b. 1849; graduated at Hamilton College 
1872 ; he is a civil engineer. 3. Frank F., b. 1851; is engaged in 
trade. 4. Fred N., b. Oct. 8, 1853 '■> graduated at Yale College, 
1876. 5. George, b. 1855 : d. 1868. 6. Walter R., b. Sept. 1858 ; 
at school, 1876. 

[Family 202.} James McClellen?, James^ James^, James"*, 
(James McClellan) Elizabeth Hall3, Percival% John' : b. July 25, 
1813 ; d. Feb., 1855; m., ist, Sept. i, 1835, Edith S. Sherman, of 
Jamestown, Chatauqua Co., N. Y., d. iMarch, 1837 ; m., 2d, May, 
1839, her sister, Eunice C. Sherman, d. Jan., 1850; m., 3d, 1851, 

Eliza or Fanny , of Chicago, 111 ; he studied for the ministry, but 

failing health obliged him to engage rn other business. Children 
were : 

1. James Oscar, b. March 18, 1840; m., 1867, Carrie , of 

Minn.; hegraduatedat Chicago University ; studied law in Washing- 
ton, D. C; settled in practice at Batavia, 111.; was a captain in the 
war for the Union ; children were, i. Florence, b. July 4, 1870 ; ii. 
Edith, b. Nov., 1871. 2. Edith S., b. Oct. 8, 1841 ; m., June, 1868, 
John Titsworth, of Aurora, 111.; he is in the hardware business ; 
children were, i. Gertrude, b. 1872; ii. Elsie S., b. 1873; "•• 
Another daughter, 1876. 3. Louise, b. June 16, 1843; '^•' J""^i 
1861, John Parrington, of Aurora, 111., he is a lawyer and clerk 
of the court, at Geneva, 111.; he was a captain in the war for the 
Union; children were, i. John W., b. June 10, 1869 ; Vernon, b. 
Sept., 1871. 4. Clara E., b. March 27, 1845 5 "^-i Feb. 11, 1868, 
James Shaffer, of Chicago, 111., a roofer; children were, i. Min- 
dora, b. Sept., 1870 ; ii. James McClellen, b. Nov. 24, 1875. 5. 
Lucy Midora, b. March 5, 1847; "^-j ^'^Y 22 or 28, 1872, John 
W. Mitchell, of Chicago.; residence Rushville, 111.; children were, 
i. Beulah, b. March 15, 1873; '?• Westley Clair, b. Aug. 5, 1874; 
iii. Clara Eunice, b. March 9, 1876. 6. Kate Florence, b. Dec, 
1849; d. 1852. 7. Fanny, b. April, 1852; m., May, 1874, Loring 



Halls of Medford {Fart Sixth). 37 1 

Milburn, of Minnesota ; had, i. James McClellen, b. Nov., 1875. 
8. Arabella, b. 1853; d. 1855. 

[Family 203.) Nancy McClellen^, pedigree as before : b. April 

12, 1821 ; d. June l8, 1875; m., July 5, 1838, Deacon Samuel S. 
Lathrop^ a farmer of Bristol, 111. Children were : 

I. Leonard Owen, b. Jan. 8, 1840; m,, Dec, 1870, Josephine 
Parsons; he is clerk in a store at Piano, 111.; had one child, Emma 
L., b. June 16, 1872. 2. Cornelia E., b. Aug. 23, 1842 ; m.,Feb- 

13, 1868, Edward H. Hobbs, of Bristol, III., jeweler at Selma, Ala.; 
he was a soldier in the war for the Union ; children, i. Cornelia L., 
b. March 2, 1869 ; ii. Frances J., b. Jan. 30, 1874; iii. Jessie, b. 
Jan. 18, 1876. 3. Leonora F., b. Y^^c. 28, 1846 ; m., Sept. 2, 
1867, Emmett S. Arnold, of Bristol, 111., a miller; children were, 
i. Emma L., b. Dec. 12, 1868, d. 1868; ii. Andrew H., b. July 

14, 1870 ; iii. Fred. L., b. Jan. 10, 1873. 4. Emma A., b. Aug. 
8, 1849; m., June 15, 1871, William W. Dixon, a miller of Bris- 
tol. 5. Jessie McC, b. Jan. 8, 1851. 6. John Van O., b. May 
I, i860; d. Dec. 12, 1871. 

[Family 204.) Lewis Armsby?, (Joshua Armsby) Martha Mc- 
Clellen^, James5, James'*, James and Elizabeth Halls, Percival*, 
John': b. June 25, 1814, in Cumberland, R. I.; d. in Millbury, 
Mass., Feb. 23, 1873; '"•' ^^^.1 Clarissa B. Dunn^ of Framingham, 
Mass., d. June, 1846; m., 2d, June 6, 1847, ^^H ^- Prentice, b. 
Oct, 19, 1822; he was a machinist, worked at Whitensville and 
Millbury, Mass. Children were : 

I. Henry, b. July, 1848; d. Aug., 1848. 2. Henry Prentice, 
b. Sept. 21, 1853 ; graduated at technical school, Worcester, and 
at Yale scientific department. 3. Eddie Lewis, b. Dec. 4, 1858; 
d. Sept., 1859. 

[Family 205.) JosHUA Mc C. Armsby?, pedigree as before : b. 
Jan. 22, 1816, in Cumberland, R. I. ; d. at Worcester, Dec, 1837 ; 
m. Emetine Brewer^ of Worcester, she d. Aug., 1864 ; he was a 
machinist, and manufacturer of agricultural instruments, at Worces- 
ter. Children were : 

I and 2. Twi.is, b. and d. 3. Ella A., b. Oct., 1847. 4- George 
Franklin, b. Aug. i, 1850 ; m., Dec 19, 1873, Lmma Barrister, of 
Worcester, b. 1849 '■> ^^ '^ engaged in the manufacture of organ 
reeds at Worcester, Mass. ; had one child, i. Maud, b. Dec. 12, 
1871. 

[Family 206.) Nancy McC. Boomer?, Rev. J. B. Boomer and 



372 Hail Genealogy. 

Nancy McClellen^ Jamess, James^ James and Elizabeth Halls, 
Percival% John' : b. Sept. 22, 1819, in Northbridge ; m., in Sutton, 
June 18, 1840, John Dagget^ b. in Attleboro, Mass., Feb. lO, 1805 ; 
graduated,' at Biov.ii University, 1827 ; practiced law in Attleboro. 
Childrenwere : 

I. Mary Boomer, b. June 17, 1842; d. Sept. 9, 1842. 2. 
Marcia^McClellen, b. Dec. 26, 1843 ; d. Aug. 19, 1854. 3. John 
Mayhew,'b. Nov. 16, 1845; m., Nov. 18, 1868, Ernestine Rose, 
b. in Stonington, Conn., March 17, 1847; graduated at Brown 
University, 1868 ; residence Helena, Arkansas, children were, i. 
John Mayhew, b. at Attleboro, Mass., Dec. 31, 1869; ii. Ernestine 
Rose, b. at Attleboro, Oct. 14, 1873 ' ^- F^'^- ^-^' ^^74- 4- Charles 
Shepard, b. June 5, 1848; d. June 27, 1855. 5. Amelia Marcy, 

b. Oct. 23, 1850. 6. Henry Hermon, b. 10, 1852 ; d. Aug. 

I5i 1854- 7- Herman Shepard, b. Sept. 6, 1855; d March 9, 
1858. 

{Family 207.) Mary Amelia Boomer^, pedigree as before : b. 
in Northbridge, June 19, 1823 j m., Sept. 9, 1846, Jndros Boyden 
Stone, b. June 18, 1824, in Brookfield, Mass. ; residence New 
York city. He is engaged in extensive manufacture of railroad iron. 
Children were : 

I. Arabella Johnson, b. June 5, 1848, at Worcester ; m., Jan. 
28, 1869, William L. Thomson, of New York; residence Cleve- 
land, Ohio, is wholesale leather dealer ; children were, i. William 
L., b. Nov., 1869 ; ii. George, b. Sept., 1872. 2. Isabella 
Graham, b. June 5, 1848, twin ; m., in Cleveland, Ohio, Jan. 22, 
1868, Francis F. Madbury, a lawyer of New York, children were, 
i. Francis F., b. Nov., 1868 ; ii. Isabella Graham, b. June, 1871. 

[Family 208.) Lucius Bolles Boomer^, pedigree as before : b. 
July 4, 1826, in Douglass, Mass. ; m., ist, Sept. 28, 1848, Sylvia^ 
dau. of Geo. S. Messenger, of Chelmsford, Mass., d. Dec. 15, 
1850, had one child ; m., 2d, Sept. 4, 1855, Anne^ dau. of Charles 
Forrest, b. at Bridgeport, Conn., Aug. 11, 1828. Children were: 

I. Lucius Silvius, b. at Louisville, Ky., Dec. 5, 1850 ; graduated 
at Yale College, 1872. He is engaged in the business of bridge 
building with his father in Chicago, 111. 2. William Bishop, b. 
Dec. 31, 1857. 3. Mary McClellen, b. July 7, 1861. 

Farnily 209.)- Joseph F. Gale?, (Dana Gale) Mary McClellen*^, 
James5, James"*, (James McClellen) Elizabeth Hall^, Percival^ John' : 
b. Sept. 21, 1824; m., Jan. 13, 1856, Lois Sloan^ of Davenport, 



Hails of Medford (Part Sixth). 373 

Delaware Co., N. Y., data, of John Sloan. He is a carpenter of 
Bristol, 111.; his ear^y life was that of a pioneer of the west, clearing 
up forests, splitting rails, etc. He was a soldier in the war for the 
Union. Children were : 

I. John Dana, b, Oct. ir, 1856. 2. Mary J., b. Oct. 10, 1858. 
3. Joseph E., b. Sept. 8, iSboj d. Feb. 5, 1861. 4. Lois L., b. 
Feb.. 15, 1862; d. Aug. 23, 1862. 5. George W., b. Jan. 22, 
1868 ; d. Aug. 20, 1868. 6. Ella B., b. June 21, 1870 ; d. July 
30, 1870. 

(Family 210.) James McClellen Gale?, pedigree as above : b. 
Dec. 20, 1825 ; m., March 4, 1856, his cousin, Susan B. Boomer^ 
b. Nov. 19, 1827 ; residence Bristol, 111., is a farmer and has a large 
farm extending to the village and several building lots in it. He is 
secretary of the county agricultural society (1876), and been engaged 
in promoting the construction of railroads in his vicinity. He has 
published a map of Illinois, proposing an alteration in the county 
lines with a view to introduce a new system of judiciary for the sake 
of the greater efficiencv and economy. He has very kindly assisted 
me in this work, by sending me information and obtaining subscribers- 
Children were : 

I. Mary I., b. Feb. 11, 1857 > ^- Oct. 30, 1857. 2. James 
Arthur, b. July 14, 1859. 

(Family 21 1.) Jonathan D. Gale?, pedigree as before: b. June 

19, 1827 ; m., Dec. 19, 1854, Leomrah ,• residence Minneapolis, 

Ottawa Co., Kansas, farmer. Children were : 

I. Mary E., b. May 12, 1855 ; m., Oct. 24, 1872, Thomas L, 
Stump, and had, Arthur D., b. Sept. 8, 1873. 2. Alice, b. Feb. 28, 
1864. 3. Merrill B., b. Feb. 13, 1867. 4. James D., b. Aug. 30, 
1870; d.' Aug., 1873. 

{Family 212.) John E. McClellen?, John*^, Jamess, James-*, 
(James McClellen) Elizabeth Hall3, Percival% John' : b. Sept. 5^. 
1847 5 "^o Nov. 17, 1868, Mary A. Battshe, of Buffalo, Mo.; resi- 
dence California. Children were : 

I. James H., b. Nov. 24, 1869. 2. Amy A., b. Alay 8, 1870. 
3. L. Arthur, b. April, 1872. 



374 ^^^^ Genealogy. 



HALLS OF MEDFORD. 

(PART SEVENTH.) 
Comprising the posterity of Lieut. Stephen Hall, of Sutton, Mass. 

Third Generation. 

{Family 14.) Strphzn Hall3, Fercival", Joiin' : b, in Medford, 
April 2, 1709; d. in Sutton, Jan. 29, 1787, 2e. 78 ; m., April 17, 
1745, Sarah Taft, widow o\ Samuel Read, of Uxbridge, and before 
that the widow of John Brown, who was a widower when he married 
her; she had by Mr. Brown, Lydia, who married Lieut. Edward 
Hall ; and her son Daniel Read, by her 2d husband, had Mary who 
married Abijah, the son of Lieut. Edward Hall (see Halls of 
Rehoboth, Family 9 and 37) ; she also had Martha and Thomas, 

by Samuel Read ; Martha married Potter, and Thomas was 

the father of Eleanor Read, who married Rev. Joseph Emerson, 
who, after her decease, published her biography, they were married 
in Granville, N. Y., by his brother-in.law, Rev. Nathaniel Hall, 
who was also a nephew to Lieut. Stephen Hall. Stephen Hall was 
a farmer, and probably had a portion of his father's homestead in 
Sutton, and built the house in 1752, which is now owned by John 
Armsby ; it was kept in the family for four generations ; he was a 
tall, broad shouldered man, and served as a lieutenant and quarter- 
master in the old French and Indian war from 1755 to 1760. His 
wife was received from the church of Uxbridge by the church of 
Sutton, Feb. 23, 1746. Children were : 

I. Stephen, b. Jan. 24, 1747; bap. Feb. 23, 1747 (Family 213). 
2. Joseph, b. Feb. 25, 1748 (Family 214). 3. Elizabeth, b. Feb. 
28, 1750 (Family 215). 4. John, b. April 26, 1752 (Family 216). 
5. Samuel Read, b. Jan, 27, 1755 (Family 217). t. Emerson, b. 
April 21, 1758 (Family 218). 7. Lucy, b. Jan. 7, 1761 ; d. Nov. 
7. 1777- 

Fourth Generation. 
{Family 213.) Stephen Hall^, Stephen', Percival', John': b. in 



Halls of Medford ( Fart Seventh ). 375 

Sutton, Jan. 24, 1747; m. Abigail Spring, oi Newton, Mass.; he 
was a farmer and resided on his father's farm in Sutton. Children 
were : 

I. Abigail, b. Dec. 7, 1770 (Family 219). 2. Stephen, b. March 
4^ ^773 (Family 220). 3. Sarah, b Aug. 20, 1775 (Family 221). 
4. Betsey, b. March 4, 1778 (Family 222). 5. Simon, b. May 27, 
1780 (Family 223). 6 William, b. March 9, 1783 (Family 224). 7. 
Mary, b. Feb. 22, 1785 (Family 225). 8. John Calvin, b. Jan 23, 
1787 (Family 226). 

{Family 214,) Joseph Hall*, Stephen^, Percival", John' : b. in 
Sutton, Feb. 25, 1748 ; was found dead in his bed, Nov. 22, 1822, 
ae. 74, at home ; m., March 30, 1769, Mary^ dau. of Thaddeus 
Trobridge. of Newton, Mass , b. Nov., 1750, d. Dec. 28, 1824, ae. 
74. Mr. Hall settled on land owned by his father in Croydon, 
N. H., where he became highly respected, and was often chosen to 
fill town offices, as constable, collector, selectman, superintendent of 
schools, tithingman, etc. ; he was also one of Croyden's soldiers in the 
revolutionary war ; at a town meeting March 17, 1778, it was voted 
to pay Lt. Joseph Hall and eight others named, £90 each, for enlist- 
ing in the army. He removed from the town, March, 1786, to 
Jericho; he was chosen selectman of Jericho, June 13, 1786 ; by a 
division of the town of Jericho in 1795, that part where Joseph Hall 
lived, became Richmond Center; here he and his wife died, and his 
sons Joseph and Thaddeus lived and died ; and on one-half of it, now 
lives his granddaughter. Widow Polly Aldrich and her sons. Joseph 
Hall signed the " association test," or Declaration of Independence 
in the summer of 1776. Mr. Hall was a mason by trade. He was 
admitted to the church of Sutton, Aug, 23, 1769, from which he 
was dismissed to the church of Croydon ; he became a captain. 
Children were : 

I. Thaddeus, b. March 28, 1770 (Family 227). 2. Sarah, called 
Sail), b. Nov. 26, 1771 (Family 228). 3. Amasa, b. June 4 
1773; d. Sept., 1776. 4. Abner, b. July 25, 1774; d. Sept. 9, 
1777- 5- Polly^ b. May 15, 1777; d. before 18 15^ or four or five 
years after marriage to James Butler ; her children were, Sophronia 
and Minerva ; Mr. Butler, m., 2d, and moved to Vermillion, 
Edgar Co., 111. 6. Joseph, b. Sept. 14, 1779 (Family 229). 
7. Lois, b. Dec. 7, 1781 ; d. in infancy. 8. Edmund Trobridge, 
b. June I, 1783 (Family 230). 9. Esther, b. in Croydon, Sept. 12, 
1785 (Family 231). 10. Asher, b. in Richmond, June 25, 1787 
(Family 232). 11. Anna, b. April 19, 1789 (Family 233). 12. 



376 Hall Genealogy, 

John, b. 1791 j d. in infancy. 13. Betsey, b. 1793; d. in infancy. 
14. Lucy, b. Sept. 22, 1796 (Family 234). 

{Family 215.) Elizabeth Hall'*, Stephens, Percival^"^ John': b. 
in Sutton, Feb. 28, 1750 ; d. Oct. 21, 1821, in Cornish, N. H. ; m., 
Dec. 21, 1769, Benjamin Swinnerton^ whose parents came from Eng- 
land ; he resided in Croydon, from 1769 to 1780 ; removed to 
Hartland, Vt. He was drowned in 1786, as he was crossing the 
Quecha river quite early in the morning, with another man ; the 
other man fell into the water, and Mr. Swinnerton in attempting to 
save his life, lost his own ; m., 2d, April 20, 1788, Loring Thompson^ 
widov/er, b. in Halifax, Plymouth Co., Mass., was a descendant of 
John Thompson of Plymouth, the emigrant of 1621. Loring 
Thompson came to Cornish when he was 18 years of age; he 
bought a large farm of Gen. Jonathan Chase. He afterwards en- 
listed in the army and was one oi La Fayette's picked men, when 
he crossed the Schuylkill ; he was knocked down by the wind of a 
cannon ball and taken up for dead, but revived ; he was taken prisoner 
and retaken, and came home at the end of the war, sound and hearty. 
Elizabeth's children were, by ist husband: 

I. Betty. 2. Peter. 3. Cyrus, ^11 died near at the same time 
with canker rash, while 4. Asa, the baby also had it and whom his 
mother saved when near to death, by lancing the swelling inside his 
throat, no physician being near (Family 235). 5. Hannah (Family 
236). 6. Lucy (Family 237). 7. John, died at E)racut a little 
before the time set for him to be married. 8. Betsey (Family 238). 
And by 2d husband : 9. Samuel Hall, b. Nov. 19, 1789 (Family 
239). 10. Sarah Hall, b. Nov. 26, 1792 (Family 240). 11. Stephen 
Hall, b. Oct. 26, 1795 (Family 241). 

[Family 216.) John Hall^, Stephens, Percival% John' : b. in 
Sutton, April 26, 1752; d. about 1813; m., Jan. 28, 1777, Dolly^ 
dau. of James Ward, of Sutton, b. Jan. 14, 1755. Children were : 

I. Lucy, b. Jan. 10, 1778 ; m., Aug. 25, 1796, Joseph Nelson, 
and had Emery, b. in Sutton. 2. Thaddeus, b. March 28, 1780 
(Family 241J). 3. Jonas, b. Jan. 13, 1782 (Family 242). 4. 
Dolly, b. Feb. 12, 1785; m., July 18, 1806, John Haswell, of 
Dudley. 5. John, b. Oct. 28, 1787 (Family 243). 6. Harriet, b. 
March 14, 1792; m., June 25, 1811, Jonathan F. Putnam. 7. 
Hannah, b. Jan. 9, 1794; m., June 19, 18 14, Abner Maynard, 
chairmaker of Shrewsbury, Mass. 8. Increase Sumner, b. April 
3, 1797 ; d., s. p., in Cincinnati, Ohio. 



Halls of Med ford {Part Seventh). 2>77 

[Family 217). Samuel Read Hall^, pedigree as above: b. in 
Sutton, Jan. 27, i1S'>-> ^^P^- March 23, 1755 ; d. in Rumford, Me., 
1 8 14; m., in Croyden, N. H., Nov. iJJSt Elizabeth ^Azu. of Heze- 
kiah and Elizabeth or Deborah (Taft) Hall, b. Dec. 1754; d. in 
Guildhall, Vt., June 14, 1806. She was living with her uncle Lieut. 
Edward Hall of Croydon, when she married (See Halls of Rehobath). 
Samuel R. Hall, probably came to Croyden, to see about some land 
owned by his father, and settled there as a farmer. He held 
the offices of constable, collector, tithingman, moderator etc., and 
was a soldier from that town in the revolutionary war. He had sur- 
veyed in 1794, some of the eastern townships of Canada, and pur- 
chased the half of one of them, of fraudulent parties, and on Jan. 20, 
1796, he started from Cioydon, with his family, to go to Canada and 
take possession of his purchase, and proceeded as far as Guildhall, 
Vt., before he knew of the fraud. The swindlers had been paid, and 
Mr, Hall found himself in Guildhall (which was nearly a wilder- 
ness at that time), without the means to make any more purchases. 
He lived in Guildhall several years, and was a great spiritual bless- 
ing to the town ; the people were destitute of the preached gospel, 
and Mr. Hall gathered them together and conducted prayer meetings, 
with exhortations, and his gifts and usefulness, appeared to justify his 
becoming a preacher of the gospel, and he was accordingly ordained 
as a Congregational minister. In 1807, ^^ removed to Rumford, 
Me., .where he was the means of gathering a church, and became its 
pastor, and continued such until his death. Mrs. Hall was a feeble 
woman in the later years of her life. Children were : 

I. Hannah, b. Dec. 7, 1776; m. Micah Amy ; resided in Guild- 
hall, until her death, and then he went west; children were, i. Clarissa, 
d. aged about two years ; ii. A dau. d. young. 2. Betsey, b. 
Sept. 10, 1778 (Family 244). 3. Lucy, b. March 12, 1780 (Family 
245). 4. Samuel, b. April 23, 1782 (Family 246). 5. Read,b. Dec. 
12, 1784; d. Dec. 8, 1787. 6. Chloe, b. May 11, 1786' (Family 
J47). 7. Hezekiah, b. March 16, 1787 (Family 248). 8. Sarah, b. 
Feb. 24, 1789 ; d. by falling into a spring of water in a fit, July 14, 
1853, ^^^ ^^^ unmarried. 9. Josiah Brewer, b. June 14, 1790 
(Family 249). 10. Theodocia, b. Oct. 8, 1793 ; d. Feb. 13, 1795. 
II. Read, b. Oct. 27, 1795, his name was changed, after his brother 
Samuel's death, to Samuel Read (Family 250). 

[Family 218.) Emerson Hall"*, Stephen^, Pcrcival% John* : b. in 
Sutton, April 21, 1758, bap. June 2, 1758 ; d. in Sempronius, 
N. Y., not far from 1820 i m., in Sutton, April 6, 1780, Tabitha^ 



378 Hail Genealogy, 

daii. of Eleazer and Lucy (Leland) Fletcher, of Grafton, Mass. 
(see Fletcher Genealogy, p. 277); removed to Croydon, 1784, was 
a blacksmith and an inn keeper, was deacon of a small Baptist 
church in Croydon; removed in 1819, from Croydon, and not far 
from that year settled at Sempronius, in the western part of New 
York. Children were : 

I. Tabitha, b. Nov. 22, 1780 (Family 251). 2. Lydia, b. Nov. 
22, 1780 (Family 252). 3. Eleazer, b. April 18, 1783; m. Mary 
Chamberlain, and had George ; lived in Canada. 4. Ebenezer, b. 
Sept. 3, 1785 (Family 252J). 5. Pcrcival, b. March 31, 1790 ; d. 
Sept. 30, 1 791. 6. Percival, b. Sept. 26, 1792; d. May 17, 1795. 
7. Lucy b. June 21, 1795 ; d. about 1820. 

Fifth Generation. 

[Family 219.) Abigail Hall^, Stephen'', Stephen*, Percival', 
John": b. in Sutton, Dec. 7, 177O; m., Feb. 26, ijg^^JmosBatch- 
e/lor, b. Oct. 12, 1768, youngest son of Capt. Abraham Batchellor, 
of Sutton, who was born in Wenham, Mass., June 5, 1722; son of 
David, son of John, son of the emigrant Joseph from Canterbury, 
Eng., 1634, and who was deputy to general court of Massachusetts, 
1644, fro"^ Wenham. Children were : 

I. Paul, b. Jan. 24, 1796; d. 1831, unmarried. 2. Almira, b. 
April 19, 1797 (Family 253). 3. Elhanon, b Sept. 6, 1799 (Family 
254). 4. Abigail, b. March 6, 1802, left Sutton in 1829 and went 
wesf, and finally settled at Black Rock, near Buffalo, N. Y., where 
she had a family ; she died several years ago. 5. Amos. 6. Sally, 
b. July 20, 1806 (Family 255). 7. Alden, b. Feb. 14, 1814; d. 
April 6, 1831. 

(Family 220.) Stephen Halls, Stephen'*, Stephen', Percival', 
John' : b. in Sutton, March 4, 1773 ; d. 1827 ; m., Dec. 1708, Polly 
Stone, called Molly, dau. of Daniel Stone, of Sutton. Children 
were : 

I. Kelsey, b. April 27, 1799; died of yellow fever at New 
Orleans, in 1822 or 3. 2. Daphne, b. June 25, 1800 (Family 256). 
3. Theron or Therel Luther, b. Aug. 29, 1801 (Family 257). 4. 
Moody, d. in infancy. 5. Olivet, b. Oct. 13, 1803 ; d. in Boston, 
in 1852. 6. Merinda, b. Oct. 17, 1804 (Family 258). 7. Acosta, 
b. May 6, 1806 (Family 259). 8. Pethira, b. June 17, 1809 
(Family 260). 9. Deolphus Stephen Moody Stone, b. June 22, 
1811; d. Oct. 23, 1811. 10. Zera Spring, b. July 27, 1813. ii. 



Halls of Medford {Part Se'ventb). 379 

Elthede Gould, b. Feb. 13, 181 5 (Famil5r 261). 12. Zcra, b, 1818; 
d. July, 1832. 13. Amanda A. Stone, b. July i6- 1820 (Family 262). 

[Family 221.) Sarah Hall^, pedigree as before: b. Aug. 20, 
ijyS'f ^^- Elkanah yitwood^ oi Oxford; residence in Sutton. Chil- 
dren were : 

I. Albert, b. March 4, 1799 (Family 263). 2. Stephen Hall 
(Family 264). 3. Sarah (Family 265). 4. Betsey, m. John Andrews, 
of western New York ; d. 1835. 5. William, m. Elizabeth Gilmore, 
from Springfield ; a mechanic of New York city ; had, i. Louis ; ii. 
Margaret. 6. Abigail S., m. Alexander Sisson, of Newport, R. I., 
was a farmer i residence at Seneca Falls, N. Y.; she died 1855 ; 
had son, Henry A., b. Oct. 9, 1849; residence New York city. 7. 
David. 8. Darius, m. Sarah Sherley ; wiis accidentally killed in 
1853, while unloading a ship, in which he sailed; had son, John A., 
b. Feb. I, 1852, and one or two other children. 

[Family 222.) Betsey Hall', pedigree as before : b. March 4, 
1778; m. Capt. David Stone, oi Oxford; farmer. Children were: 

I. Betsey, b. Dec. 31, 1808: d. Dec. i, 1839; m. Danforth 
Brown, of Oxford. 2. David, b. June 19, 18 10 (Family 266). 3. 
Jessey, b. March 12, 18 12 (Family 267). 4. Abigail, b. Sept. 19, 
1814; d. Jan. 20, t86o; m. Philander Pond, of Oxford, and had 
one child, Carrie Maria, b. 1854. 5. Marv, b. Jan. 19, 1818; d. 
Nov. 15, 1873; ^- Snow, of Millbury. 

[Family 223.) Simon Hall', pedigree as before : b. May 27, 
1780 ; d. July 29, 1827 ; m., about 1806, Hannah Daggett^ b. Sept. 
8, 1780, d. Feb. II, 1871, ae. 91 ; residence Sutton ; farmer. Chil- 
dren were : 

I. Frederic Augustus, b. Dec. 4, 1816 ; m., Aug. 30, 1846, 
Emma Carlton ; residence Shrewsbury, Worcester Co., Mass. ; had 
two children, i. Francis O., b. July 28, 1847, ^- '" ^^e fall of 
1867 ; ii. Walter H., b. May 6, i860, in Millbury. 2. Eliza, b. 
March 18, 1818; m., Jan. i, 1838, Elijah Thomson, of East 
Douglass, Mass. ; residence Millbury ; druggist, had two children, 
i. Henry C, b. Sept. 28, 1834, druggist, Millbury; ii. William H., 
b. Jan. 16, 1844, d. July 4, 1865. 

[I'amily ii\.) William HallS, pedigree as before : b. March 9, 
1783 ; d. May 17, i860 ; m., 1st, April, 1809, Alma Green, widow 
of Capt. William Hamm.il, of Warwick, R. I. ; she d.* April 2, 
1832 ; m., 2d, May, 1S33, Joanna Spring, of Uxbridge, who is now 
(1880), living in Worcester. William Hall was a millwright and 



380 'Hall Ginealogy. 

farmer, lived on the old homestead in East Sutton, and was buried 
in the old family burying yard on the farm. He was a wealthy and 
worthy citizen and took much interest in genealogy. Alma Green 
lived only three years with her first husband ; she was the dau. of 
Christopher, son of Henry Green, one of the early settlers of War- 
wick, R. I., and an uncle of Gen. Nathaniel Green of the revo- 
lutionary war. Children were : 

I. Ann Davis, b. iVIay 15, 1810 ; living in Worcester, Mass.; 
m., July 18, 1849, ^- G- Maynard, of Worcester; she has very 
kindly furnished me with this record of her grandfather's posterity. 
2. Maria, b. April I3,'i8i2, unmarried. 3. A. Catharine, b. July 
9, 1820 (Family 268). 4. Frances L., b. July 26, 1836 ; m., Jan. 
7, 1855, John P. Stockwell, of Sutton, son of Tyler Stockwell (see 
Family 253 last given) ; John P. Stockwell succeeded to the oc- 
cupancy and ownership of the homestead of Lt. Stephen Hall, which 
had been owned and occupied by him and his descendants, for over 
100 years; he built the house in 1752; Mr. Stockwell sold it to 
John Armsby, the present occupant, and removed to Worcester 
(See History of Sutton, page 372).. 

[Family 225.) Mary Halls, pedigree as before : b. Feb. 22, 
1785 ; m. Eli^ son of William Sarvey, of Wenham. Children were: 

1. Mary, b. March 12,1809; d. July 28, 1835. 2. William, 
b. Nov. 30, 1810; d., Feb. 21, 1836; m. Adeline Barnes, of 
Northbridge. 3. John, b. Feb. 12,1813; d. Oct. 22, 1813. 4. 
Elizabeth, b. Dec. 15, 1814 (Family 269). 5. John B., b. Aug. 
13, 1817 ; he was in Col. Baker's regiment, and was killed at Ball's 
Bluff, Oct. 21, 1861. 6. Abbie, b. April 27, 1820 ; m. Samuel 
A. Maynard, a farmer of Worcester. 7. Rufus, b. Oct. 29, 1825 ; 
d. Oct. 15, 1829. 8. Jonas W., b. Aug. 21, 1827 (Family 270). 

[Family 226.) John Calvin Hall^, pedigree as before : b. Jan. 
23, 1787 ; m. Abigail Harbeck, b. Sept. 20, 1790, dau. of Thomas, 
b. 1741, son of Thomas, b. in Warwickshire, Eng., 1698. Mr. 
Hall was a farmer in Sutton. Children were : 

I. Abigail, b. ' Dec. 20, 1812. 2. Edwin Calvin, b. April 6, 
1815 ; m., Oct. 16, 1837, Priscilla Brown. 3. Thomas Leander, b. 



Note. Henry Green had four brothers (or perhaps cousini), viz. : Philip, settled in Saratoga 
Co., N. Y. J Augustine, Timothy remained on the homestead in Warwick 5 and Ambrose 
settled in Dutchess Co., N. Y., and his son John L. Green, settled at Indian Castle, Herkimer 
Co., N. Y., and had ten children, the youngest of whom, Sophia Green, married Rev. 
John Du Bois, of Wurtsboroygh, Ulster Co., N. Y. 



Halls of Medford ( Part Seventh ). 381 

April 6, 1817 ; m. Jane W. Herrick, and had a dau. b. 1849. 4- 
Martha Spring, b. Nov. 21, iSig. 5. Candace Ann, b. Jan, 21, 
1821. 6. Sarah Sophia, b. March 2, 1823. 7. William Estes, b. 
Dec. 21, 1825 ; m., Sept. 12, 1850, Frances J. Hill. 8. Catharine 
Whiting, b. April 13, 1828. 9. Henry Lewis, b. April 14, 1832. 

{Family 227.) Thaddeus HallS, Joseph*, Stephen', Percival% 
John' : b. in Sutton, March 28, 1770 \ d. in Richmond, Vt., April 
2, 1842, as. 72 ; m., Feb. 16, 1795, Hep-zibah Deming^ b. Oct. 8, 
1777, d. July 30, 1859, ^- nearly 82 ; he was a farmer and car- 
penter ; resided on his father's farm in Richmond, Vt. ; he was a 
tall man; over six feet, and rather spare ; of a light complexion, not 
sandy ; had a common school education ; a man of fair mental 
ability. He was very fond of hunting and sometimes went for that 
purpose into New York state, in the region of the Shattegee woods ; 
he kept a large apiary, and his grandchildren loved to visit him, and eat 
honey and crack butternuts, and listen to his entertaining stories, and 
also shoot at the squirrels with his cross-bow and arrows. Mrs, 
Hall was a prudent and industrious housekeeper ; she also often 
earned money by spinning and weaving for the neighbors. Children . 
were : 

I, Alma, b. May 27, 1796 (Family 271), 2. Betsey, b, June 
28, 1798 (Family 272). 3, Lyman Norton, b, Oct. 9, 1800 (Family 
273). 4. Eliza, b. Feb. 22, 1803; d. Jan. 11, 1864; m., March, 
1826, Alfred Farnurn, a wagon maker of Richmond ; in 1829 he 
was missing and never heard from ; children were, i. Julia, b. Jan. 
II, 1827 ; m. William Miller, of Richmond ; ii, Mary, b. Nov, 30, 
1828, d. ae. about 16 years. 5. Marcia Miranda, b. April 17, 1805 
(Family 274). 6. Joseph Alonzo, b. April 10, 1809 (Family 275), 
7, Josiah Brewer, b. March 2, 1814 (Family 276). 8. Hepzibah 
Melissa, b. April 3, 1821 (Family 277). 

[Family 22S.) Sarah Hall^, pedigree as before: b. Nov, 26, 
1771 ; d. in Richmond, Mass.; m. Orriri Stevens; he m., 2d, in 
Richmond, Mass. ; residence Richmond, Mass. Children were : 

I, Cynthia. 2. Almira. 3. Ruth. 4. Orrin, and others. 

[Family 229.) Joseph Hall', pedigree as before : b. Sept. 14, 
1779 ; m., 1805, Bethia Eaton ; was a farmer, and lived on a part of 
the old homestead, in Richmond, Vt. Children were : 

I. Nancy, b. 1805; d. 1824; m. Eben Dalrymple. 2. Mary, 
d. in infancy, 3. Sophia, b. 1809 ; d. in infancy. 4. Polly, b. 
Aug. 24, 1815 (Family 278). 



382 Hall Genealogy. 

[Family 230.) Edmund T. Halls, pedigree as before : b. June 

12, 1783, in Croydon ; d. m., 1805, Abigail Slocim^ b. in Sutton, 

April I, 1785 i was a farmer, lived in Sutton. Children were : 

I, Albert Taft, b. June 22, 1807 ; d. Nov. 2, 1826. 2 and 3. 
Joseph and Mary, .b. March 11. 1810; d. in eiglit days. 4. Electa 
b. March 29, 1811 ; m. Joseph S. Livermore, and had two children, 
i. Albert A. ; ii. Electa Ann ; residence in Framingham, Mass. 
5. William S., b. Nov. 2, 18 16 ; m., 1841, Elizabeth Watson, 
and had Ellen ; residence Northbridge, Mass ; he was a soldier in 
the v/ar for the Union, and belonged to Co. G., 15 Mass. Reg., was 
in all the battles of that regiment, until he was wounded in that of 
Antietam, by .a minnie ball which struck him in the head, plowing a 
furrow in the skull on the top of his head, from which he has never 
fully recovered ; he receives a pension. 6. Theron (or Therel) E., 
b. Nov. 8, 1821 (Family 279). 7. Joseph L., b. Oct. 12, 1823 ; 
d. Jan. 14, 1876 ; m., 1845, Eliza Ann Prescott, and had Henry S. ; 
was a policeman in Worcester. 

[Family ly.) Esther Hall', pedigree as above : b. in Croydon, 
Sept. 12, 1785 ; d. in Middlesex, Vt., Dec. 26, 1866, ae. 81 ; m., in 
Richmond, Vt., 1807, Isaac Hallock^ b. May 12, 1 784, d. in Middlesex, 
Vt., Feb. 21, i860, se. 76 ; they lived in Croydon for many years, 
and in 1840, removed to N. Fayston, then to Middlesex. Children 
wervj b. in Richmond : 

I. Delana, b. i8c^ (Family 180). 2. Lucretia, b. Nov, 24, 1809 
(Family 281). 3. Ansel, b. Sept. 10, 1811 (Family 282) 4. Mary 
T., b. Aug. 31, 1814 (Family 283). 5. Isaac, b. Aug. 18, 1816 
(Family 284). 6. Joseph, b. Feb. 27, 1819 (Family 285). 7. 
Lucinda, b. July 22, 1821 (Family 286). 8. Stephen, b. Sept. 16, 
1823 (Family 287). 9. Elizabeth C.,b. Aug. 26, 1825 ; unmarried, 
lives in North Fayston, Vt. 10. Lyman, b. July 30, 1828 ; d. 
Sept. 25, 1830. II. Emily M., b. April 18, 1831 (Family 288). 

[Family 232.) AsHER Hall^, pedigree as before : b. in Richmond, 
June 25, 1787; d. in West Bolton, Vt. ; m., ist, June 20, 1811, 
Chloe Smithy of Jericho; m., 2d, Oct. 18, 1815, Hope Lyman^ of 
Jericho. Children were : 

I. William Harrison, b. May 28, 1813 (Family 289). 2. Asher 
Smith, b. April 15, 1815 (Family 290). 3. Mary Ann, b. Sept. 26, 
1 816 (Family 291). 4. Caleb Lyman, b. Feb. 21, 1818 (Family 
292). 5. George, b. March 10, 1820 ; d. 1822. 6. Martha 
Maria, b. Dec. 16, 1822 (Family 293). 7. A dau. b. March 28, 



Halls of Medford {Part Seventh), 383 

1824 ; d. the next month. 8. George, b. July 28, 1825 ; d. Oct. 
16, 1845. 9- Laura, b. Aug. 28, 1827. 10. Harmon, b. March 
24, 1830 (Family 294). 11. Albert Warren, b. Oct. 10, 1834; 
m., April 15, i860, Rosa Sherden, of Underbill, Vt. ; has children; 
manufacturer, West Bolton. 

[Family 233.) Anna Halls, pedigree as before : b. in Richmond, 
Vt., April 19, 1789 ; d. west, April 27, 1874, ae. 85; m., Nov. 5, 
181 1, Aaron Curtis, b. in Jericho, Vt., July 9, 1786, d. Aug. 30, 
1840, son of Aaron, d 1797, in Jericho. Aaron Curtis, Jr., was a 
carpenter, and became a farmer, removed to East Norwalk, Ohio, 
in 1832, where he died ; when his family removed to Delta, Huron 
Co., Ohio. Their first five children were b. in Richmond, Vt. : 

I. John Denison, b. Nov. 4, 1813 (Family 295). 2. Edmund 
Trobridge, b. March 30, 18 15 (Family 296). 3. Truman Leaven- 
worth, b. Dec. 9, 1816 (Family 297). 4. William Leander, b. 
March 14, 1818 (Family 298). 5. Mary Ann, b. Dec. 6, 1821 
(Family 299). 6. Sarah Orvilla, b. in Jericho, Vt., June 7, 1823 
(Family 300). 7. Cynthia, b. in Jericho, Vt., Aug. 11, 1825 ; m., 
Oct. 21, 1872, William Obee ; reside at Swan Creek, P. O., Delta, 
Fulton Co., Ohio. 8. Esther Jane, b. in Richmond, Vt., Nov. 5, 
1828 (Family 301). 9. Alice Wingate, b. in New Haven, Ohio, 
Feb. 21, 1833 (Pamily 302). 

[Family 234.) Lucy Hall^, pedigree as before : b. Sept. 22,1796; 
d. about 1876; m., Dec. 7, 1815, Nathan Smithy b. Aug. 21, 1792, 
d. about 1876 ; was a farmer in Jericho, Vt., was one of four sons of 
William, b. July 4, 1761, d. Oct. 3, 1835 ; residence Essex, Vt. ; 
William was one ot five sons of Isaac Smith, of Lanesboro, Mass., 
who d. ds:. 80 years. He was b. in England, 1733, and had three 
brothers, Samuel, Eli, and Nathan ; Isaac Smith was engaged in the 
whaling business. He landed at Cape Cod, Mass., and m., there or 
in that region, a lady of French extraction by the name of Roblee. 
Nathan was acquainted with six generations of Smiths, including 
Isaac the ancestor, and could repeat each one of their names (except 
one who is a young man), including :i period of 140 years back to 
the period when his grandfather was born. It is to be hoped that he 
has committed his knowledge to paper and that it is preserved. His 
grandfather's brothers did not come to the United States, one went 
to India, and another to Jamaca, W. I. Children were b. in Jeri- 
cho, Vt. ? 

I. Albert G., b. Sept. 7, 1817 (Family 303). 2. Olive L., b. 



384 Hall Genealogy. 

Dec. 23, 1818 ; d. Feb. 12, 1832. 3. William, b. Feb. 11, 1821 
(Family 304). 4. Joseph H., b. Sept. 12, 1822 (Family 305). 5. 
Hubbell B., b. Jan. 31, 1824 (Family 306). 6. Hannah P., b. 
Sept. 6, 1825 (Family 307). 7. Minerva B., b. iMarch 13, 1827 
(Family 308). 8. Rurh, b. Oct. 5, 1828 (Family 309). 9. Esther 
Eliza, b. May 8, 1830 ; d. Feb. 6, 1832. 10. Titus W., b. Sept. 
3,1832; d. May II, 1842. II. John A., b. March 4, 1834 
(Family 310). 12. Eliza, b. May 2, 1836; d. Feb. 17, 1847. ^S- 
Chauncey W., b. April 22, 1838 (Family 311). Nathan Smith 
sent me the record of his ancestors and his posterity, in 1873 ' ^^ 
was then in good health and strength. 

{Family 235.) Asa Swinnertons, (Benjamin Swinnerton) Eliza- 
beth Hall'», Stephens, Percival^ John': m., Jan. 10, 1807, Chloe^ 
dau. of Samuel R. Hall ; residence Cornish, N. H. They had only 
one child, Hannah Hall, b. Oct. 5, 1807 ; m., Oct. 25, 1841, Rev. 
Charles Pulsifer, of Plymouth, N. H., and had no children. In 
the spring of 1842 they were sent out as teachers to the Cherokee 
Indians, among whom they labored for six years ; they spent one 
year in New England to regain health and strength, after which 
they were sent out by the A. B. C. F. M. as teachers, to labor 
among the Ojibway Indians on Lake Superior ; they arrived at La 
Point, Madaline Island, Nov. 10, 1849. In 1853 ^^^- ^' Pulsifer, 
Rev. Sherman Hall and Rev. Henry Blatchford left La Point to 
establish a mission at the mouth of the Crow Wing, west of the 
Mississippi river, where a part of the Ojibway tribe had been re. 
moved ; but before the mission could become established, war broke out 
between the Ojibways and the Sioux, and the missionaries returned to 
La Point, except Rev. S. Hall, who withdrew. In 1855 ^'■- Fulsi- 
fer's eyes failing him, he removed to Illinois, where he died. May 6, 
1861. Mrs. Pulsifer m., 2d, March 25, 1866, Abram W. Rice, 
and removed to Granby, Vt.; she was his 2d wife ; Mr. Rice died 
Jan. 15, 1868, and she was living in Granby in Jan., 1882, She 
has very kindly furnished the record of the posterity of her grand- 
mother Elizabeth Hall Swinnerton, and Thompson, and of Rev. 
Samuel Read Hall, of Rumford, Me., with the co-operation of her 
uncle. Rev. Dr. Samuel R. Hall, of Browningfon, Vt. And additions 
have been made by Alonzo Allen, Esq., town clerk of Croydon, 
N. H. 

[Family 236). Hannah Swinnertons, pedigree as before : m., 
her cousin Samuel Hall (see Family 246J). 



Halls of Medford ( Part Seventh ) . 385 

{Family 237.) Lucy Swinnerton^, pedigree as before: m. 'John 
Rogers^ a lawyer of Oxford, N. H. Children were : 

I. John. 2. George. 3. Charles. 4. William. 5. Louisa. 6. 
Edward. 

(Family 238.) Betsey Swinnertons, pedigree as before: m., 
x\ugust I, 1806, William Allen^ a farmer of Croydon, N. H., and 
in i8og, set ofF to Cornish ; he died Oct. i, 1856; she died April 
25, 1856. William Allen was the son of John and Sarah Allen, 
son of William, son of William, son of Joseph, son of Ralph, 
son of George, the emigrant of Lynn 1636, representative 1637, 
removed to Sandwich, Cape Cod, before 1640, representative 1641, 
and several years afterwards, he d. May 2, 1648, as. 80. Child- 
ren of William and Betsey Allen were : 

I. Hiram, b. March 13, 1807 (Family 312). 2. Joseph Cornell, 
b. Feb., 181 1 ; d. young. 3. Lucy, b. Feb. 2, 1812; m., May, 
1847, Levi Richards, s. p. 4. Almira, b. Dec. 31, 1814; d. un- 
married. 5. Elizabeth Hall, b. July 31, 1818 ; d. 1834, she was 
called the beauty of the family. 6. Sabrina Follet, b. Feb. 5, 1821 
(Family 313). 7. William Cornell, b. Aug., 1824 (Family 314). 

{^Family 239.) Samuel H. Thompson^, pedigree as above, except 
the father who was Loring Thompson: m. Mary Wright^ of 
Grantham, N. H. Children were : 

I. Chloe Hall. 2. James Riley. 3. Mary Whitten. 4. Sarah 
Western. 5. Susan Emelie 6. Caleb Loring. 7. Martha Eliza- 
beth. 

{^Family 240.) Sarah H. Thompson^, pedigree as before: m. 
"Jesse Tracy^ of Plainfield. Children were : 

I. Thomas Thompson. 2. Samuel Morey. 3. Timothy Nut- 
ting. 4. Elizabeth Quinton. 5. Lucy Stone. 

[Family 7.^1.) Stephen H. Thompson^, pedigree as before: b. 
in Cornish, Oct. 26, 1795; d. Aug. 11, 1880, in North Charles- 
town, N. H. ; m., June, 5, 18 16, Sarah Allen^ sister to William 
Allen (Family 238). She was b. Sept. i, 1799, and d. in Windsor, 
Vt., July 16, 1836; m., 2d, Hannah C, d. in North Charlestown, 
N. H., Aug. 4, 1880, ae. 77 ; they were an highly esteemed couple. 
Children were by ist wife : 

I. Allen Dinsmore, b. in Cornish, Oct. 26, 18 17 ; d. at Windsor, 
Vt. ; m., April 10, 1844, Louisa Bancroft, and had, i. Charles ; ii. 
George, d. 1880 ; iii. Henry ; iv. John ; v. Etta. 2. Marshall 
Ellery, b. in Croydon, April 27, 1820 ; is a physician at Lowell, 
Mass., and the inventor of several useful medicines, as " Catarrh 
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386 Hall Genealogy. 

specific "and "Humor Bitters;" m,, Nov. 23, 1854, at Lowell, 
Hattie J. Bemis, had, i. Ella Josephine, b. June 3, 1856, m. G. H. 
Lewis ; ii. Annie May, b. May 20, 1866. 3. Eliza J., b. at Wind- 
sor, Feb. 22, 1822 ; m., Oct. 21, 1840, John Reed ; m., 2d, Daniel 
Raymond ; she d. at Chelmsford, Aug. 3, 1878. 4. Lafayette, b. at 
Windsor, Vt., May 14, 1824 ; m., in Boston, Alice Clay, and had 
i. Arthur; ii. Ella; iii. Ida ; he d. in the army at St. Louis, May 
20, 1864. 5. Louisa P., b. in Windsor, May 10, 1826; d, in Clare- 
mont, June 27, 1839. 

(Family 241 J.) ThaddeuS Halls, John^, Stephens, Percival% 
John': b. March 28, 1780, in Sutton; d. in West Millbury, in 
1855 ; m. Lucy^ only dau. of Lieut. Eddy, of Oxford, Mass., and 
had an only child, Orson Eddy, b. Jan. 13, 1815 (Family 241I). 

{Family 24 1 1.) Orson Eddy Hall^, Thaddeus Hall^, pedigree as 
before: b. in Oxford, Jan, 13, 1815; m., June 24, 1844, Emily 
D. Mudge^ b. in Portland, Me., Sept. 30, 1827; he d. at New 
Orleans, La., Oct. 25, 1871, and his widow m., May 20, 1875, 
Charles S. Rogers, of Oakdale, 111. Children were: 

I. Harry Kinckley, b. in Rock Island, 111., Feb. 12, 1846 ; m , 
July 28, 1870, Mary Fort Adams, of Jackson, Miss., and had, i. 
Edith, b. in Pascagoula, Miss., June 14, 1871 ; ii. Clinton Mudge, 
b. in New Orleans, March 3, 1877; he is a lawyer, office 5 
Corondelet street, New Orleans. 2. Frank Mudge, b. in New 
Orleans, March 17, 1848, d. in ten days. 3. Clinton Mudge, b. 
in Oakdale, 111., Oct. q, 1849 ; d. in East Pascagoula, April 25, 
1871. 4. Charles Knapp, b. in New Orleans, March 25, 1852; 
m., Dec. 19, 1878, Julian]ia Hatty Hart, of New Orleans, and had 
Ida Ella, b. in N. Y , Oct. i, 1879. 5. Annie Lloyd, b. in New 
Orleans, Oct. 18, 1853 ' ^- March 7, 1857. ^- Louise, b. in N. O., 
April 18, 1855. 7. Jeamie, b. in N. O., Feb. 18, 1859. ^- Sidney 
Johnson, b. in N. O., April 6, 1862 ; d. in St, Louis, Sept. i, 1880. 
9. Lee, b. in N. O., July 24, 1863. 

[Family 2^1.) Jonas Hall^, John'', Stephens, Percival^, John': 
b. 1778 in Sutton; d. in Calais, Vt., Dec. 23, 1852; m , 1807, 
Nancy Tucker^ of Calais, Vt., d. June i, 1864 ; resided in Calais. 
Children were : 

I. Marilla, b. Jan. 30, 1809 ; m. Lemuel Perry, a farmer, of 
Calais, b. 1806 ; had, i. A son b. and d. 1826 ; ii. Marilla H., b. 1830, 
m. Joseph E. W. Bliss, 1861, a farmer, of Calais, and had two children, 
i. Joseph E., b. 1863; ii. Franklin S., b. 1871. 2. Joel Tucker, 
b. July 15, 1813; d. in Boston, July 16, 1865, leaving two children, 



Halls of Medford [Part Seventh). 387 

i. Hiram E., b. 1844, lives in Ausable, Mich.; ii. Lizzie, b. 1849, 
m., and has two chijdren, lives at Omaha, Neb. 3. John Ward, b. 
Sept. 12, 1814 ; is a farmer, of Calais, and had four children, i. Al- 
bert, b. 1852 ; ii. Ida M., b. 1857 '■> "'• Emma, b. 1864 ; iv. John 
v., b. 1868. 4. Jonas G., b. June 24, 1821 ; had two children, i. 
Jonas E., b. 1853; ''• Franklin W., b. 1857; Jonas G. Hall is a 
watch-maker by trade, and has worked in the various watch factories 
of the United States several years ; resides at Roxbury, Vt., where, 
in company with his son Franklin, he manufactures fine gold 
watches ; in working at his trade he found the need of machinery 
instead of fingers to hold the punches, and vice for holding the die, 
he therefore invented a " staking tool," which he has constantly im- 
proved for over 17 years; he now manufactures these staking tools 
and other watch-making tools and materials, of the best kind, at 
Roxbury, Vt. 

[Family 243.) John Hall^, pedigree as before : b. in Sutton, Oct. 
28,1787; m., June 14, 1814, P^rm Cummings, b. 1792, dau. of 
Asa, b. 1753, son of Jacob of Sutton, d. 1814, m., 1741, Mary 
Marble. John Hall was a scythe manufacturer of Millbury. Chil- 
dren were : 

I. Susanna Sibly, b. Feb. i, 1815. 2. John Sidney, b. Aug. 4, 
1818. 3. Estes Morrison, b. Dec. 30, 1821. 4. Marcus Morton, 
b. Oct. 19, 1824. 

{Family 244.) Harriet Hall^, pedigree as above : b. 1793 ' ^^^ 
living in 1874 ; m., June 26, 18 12, 'Jonathan Follansbee Putnam^ of 
Millbury, b. 1787, son of Jonathan F., b. 1763, son of Jonathan, b. 
1721 (and Ann Chase), son of Elisha, who came to Sutton 1725, 
was chosen deacon of the church 1731, was town clerk and treas- 
urer for many years, son of Thomas (and Prudence Holyoke, from 
Tanworch on the border of Warwickshire, Eng.), son of John who 
came from Buckinghamshire, Eng,, to Salem, Mass., 1634. Chil- 
dren were : 

I. Denny Sumner, b. March 13, 1817 ; m., Nov. 24, 1841, 
Catharine Cummings, and had Ada, b. 1854, m., Sept., 1871, 
George Watkins, and had, i. Bertha, b. April, 1872; ii. George, b. 
May, 1873 ' "' ^ ^^i^'^ ^' April, 1874. 2. Harriet Ward, b. 
May 3, 1827 ; m., July 3, 1848, John L. Blanchard, and had, 
Henry, b. Jan., 1850, m. Annie Bowles, 1870, and had, i. 
Clarence; ii. Annie, b. June, 1853; '*'• Stephen, b. Jan., 1857 '•> ^^• 
Lizzie, b. Feb., 1855, m., March, 1871, Charles Newell ; v. Freddie, 
b. Aug., 1864. 



388 Haii Genealogy. 

[Family 245.) Betsey Halls, Samuel R.^, Stephens, Percival% 
John': b. Sept. 10, 1777 ; d. Jan. 20, 1830; ni*, 1799, John Whit- 
ten^ of Cornish, N. H. Children were : 

I. Eleanor L., b. Dec. i, 1 800 (Family 315). 2. John, d. young. 
3. Betsey, d, young. 4. James, d. young. 5. Lucy, b. Oct. 6? 
1807 (Family 316). 6. Oliver, b. Nov. 10, 1810 ; d. Jan., 1816. 
7. Elisha, b. Dec. 15, 1815 ; d. Sept., 1822. 8. Ann, b. April 6, 
1817 (Family 317). 9. Sarah Hall, b. Sept. 21, 1818 (Family 318). 

10. Mary, b. March, 1821 ; d. Sept., 1822. ii. John L., b. July 

11, 1823 (Family 319). 12. A dau. d. at birth. 13. Betsey Mar- 
silva, b. July 25, 1825 (Family 320). 

[Family 246.) Lucy Hall^, pedigree as before: b. March 12, 
1780 ; d. 1804; m., about 1799, Caleb Amy ^ b. June 8, 1774, d. 
1850. Children were : 

I. Orinda, b. March, 1800 ; d. 1810. 2. Marinda, b. Oct. 22, 
1801 (Family 321). 3. Elizabeth, b. 1803; d. 1804. 

[Family 246^.) Samuel Hall^, pedigree as before : b. April 23, 
1782, at Croydon ; d. at Guildhall, March 8, 1813; m., Dec. 5, 
1805, his consin, Hannah Switinerton, she d. March 12, 1813. Chil- 
dren were : 

I. Elizabeth, b. May 16, 1807 (Family 322). 2. Samuel Read, 
b. April, 1809 ; d. May 7, 1810. 3. Samuel, b. 1811 ; d. March, 
1812. 

[Family 247.) Chloe HallS, pedigree as before : b. May 11, 1786 ; 
d. Dec. 7, 1809 ; m,, Jan. 10, 1807, her cousin Jsa Swinnerton^ who 
d. some months before his child was born : 

I. Hannah Hall, b. Oct. 5, 1807 ; she was brought up by her 
grandmother Elizabeth (Hall) Swinnerton, Thompson (see Family 
of Asa Swinnerton, 235). 

[Family 2^S.) Hezekiah Hall^, pedigree as before: b. March 
16, 1787 ; was a minister of the gospel ; m., Feb., 1816, Mary^ dau. 
of James and Prisciila Hawes, of New Sharon, Franklin Co., Me. 
Had only one child : 

I. Lydia Sears, b. March 14, 1817; m., April, 1872, Isaiah 
GrafFaw or Graffam, a native of Maine ; resided at New Bedford, 
Mass. Her maternal grandparents were among the earliest and 
most enterprizing inhabitants of Cape Cod Hill, Me.; the hill com- 
mands one of the most extensive and varied prospects in the state ; 
in the vicinity of this charming spot Lydia spent her youth, and for 
several years engaged in her favorite employment of teaching school, 
subsequently she spent six years at Lowell, Mass., where she gained 



Halls of Medford ( Part Seventh). 389 

a favorable notoriety in connection with the " Lowell Offering " ; 
in Sept., 1844 the A. B. C. F. M., sent her (with others) as a 
teacher to the Choctaw Indians ; she was cared for and supported by 
the John street church, of Lowell, principally in this mission ; she 
was one of the original members of this church ; her health failing, 
she returned after five years of labor and retired for recuperation to 
the quiet life of former times in Maine and Massachusetts. One of 
the irritating causes of her ill health among the Indians, was their 
toleration of slavery, although but it^ practiced it. The repeal by 
congress of what was called the Missouri compromise (which forbade 
the extension of slavery to the north, Deyond a specified line), aroused 
her patriotism and love of universal freedom ; and she with many 
others of like mind, rushed to the west and established themselves at 
Lawrence, Kansas, where they fought a moral battle and to some 
extent a physical one, for five long years, in order to keep the virgin 
soil of that new territory from being cursed with the blight of slavery. 
The task of these patriots would have been an easy one, had not the 
general government at Washington lent its influence to the side of 
slavery extension and against the cause of freedom ; here is where 
the war began which subsequently deluged the land in blood. After 
the battle of Antietam, L\ dia was found nursing the sick and wounded 
soldiers in the hospitals at Washington, until her health failed, and 
she received an appointment as clerk in the Treasury department, 
until May, 1872, when she went to reside in New Bedford, Mass. 

[Family 249.) Josiah B. Hall^, pedigree as before : b. in Croy- 
don, June 14, 1790 ; m.. Anarch 18, 1813, Roxanna Basset^ at 
Guildhall, Vt., b. at Oakham, Mass., April 27, 1787. In 1834, they 
removed to Oberlin, Ohio, for the sake of educating their children, 
all of whom were born in Guildhall, Vt. : 

I. William Basset, b. Oct. 11, 1813; d. in ten days. 2. 
William Basset, b. July 7, 1814; d. next day. 3. Abigail Jane, 
b. June 3, 1815 ; graduated at Oberlin Coll. ; m., Aug. 28, 1842, 
Ozro D. Botsford, M.D., of Oberlin, b. in New York, Jan, 30, 
1812, 4. A son, b. April 16, 1817 ; d, in two days. 5. Lucy 
Anne, b. Jan. 20, 18 1 8 (Family 323). 6. William Brewer, b. 
June 10, 1819 (Family 324). 7. Samuel Read, b. April 27, 1821 
(Family 325). 8. Hemon Basset, b. April 28, 1823 (Family 326). 
9. Mary Dascomb, b. Oct. I, 1824; graduated at Oberlin Coll., 
and died soon after, Nov. 13, 1846. lO. George Washington, b. 
March 21, 1826 (Family 327). 11. Hannah Elizabeth, b. March 
21, 1828 ; graduated at Oberlin, and d. soon after, March 6, 1847. 



390 Hall Genealogy. 

{Family 250.) Read Halls, pedigree as last given : b. in Croy- 
don, N. H., Oct. 27, 1795; d. in Brownington, Vt., on Sunday, 
June 24, 1877, in his 82d year ; m., ist, June 17, 1823, Mary Das- 
comb^ of Wilton, N. H.; the beauty of whose life equalled that of his 
own, she d. Nov., 1836; m., 2d, June 3, 1838, i^^rv, dau. of Deacon 
Solomon Holt, of Andover, Mass., who was the companion and 
solace of his old age, and who survived him ; she lives with her 
youngfst son in Brownington, who is the only one of Mr. Hall's 
eleven children now living. Read Hall assumed the name of Samuel 
after the death of a brother of that name, and is generally known as 
Samuel R. Hall ; he went with his parents, when a child, from 
Croydon to Guildhall, Vt. ; during his entire youth he suffered much 
from feeble health ; owing to his father's loss of property he was 
unable to obtain a collegiate education, but pursued a full course of 
classical study at Kimball Union Academy at Meriden, N. H., in 
1815, 6, 8, 9 ; he received the honorary degree of A. M. from 
Dartmouth College in 1839, and that of LL.D. from the Univer- 
sity of Vermont in 1865. He began to teach school at the 
age of twenty. He said of himself, later in life, " One of 
the first convictions fastened on my mind, after I became a 
teacher, was that the whole system of education in the country 
was defective ; and that the time of scholars in the common schools 
was, in a great measure, lost; I taught in Maine, New Hampshire 
and other states, and in each state observed the same facts ; I de- 
termined, therefore, to do what I could, to reform abuses and correct 
evils ; my efforts were appreciated and my services sought at my 
own prices." This encouraged him to persevere, and the result 
was that he became eminent as a teacher and trainer of teachers. 
" Great persistency and personal enthusiasm in whatever engaged his 
attention, breadth of generalization, and large capacity for labor, 
combined with warmth and earnestness of heart, were among Mr. 
Hall's prominent characteristics, and doubtless gave the key to his 
life's success. His views of both the importance and the m.ethods 
of the education of youth, as based upon religious grounds, were at 
the beginning in advance of his time, and his contributions to educa- 
tional reform will remain as the chief memorial of liis service." 
But Mr. Hall was not content with merely teaching school ; 
his religious conviction of duty led him to seek the ministry of 
the gospel. He studied theology with Rev. Walter Chapin, of 
Woodstock, Vt., and Rev. William Eaton, of Fitchburgh, 
Mass., and was licensed to preach by the Worcester North 



Halls of Med ford ( Part Seventh ) . 391 

Association at Princeton, Mass., May, 1822 — at the same 
time receiving an appointment to labor as a missionary at Concord, 
Vt., where he commenced his labors June 2, 1822 ; and by an un- 
derstanding with his people he established a seminary for training 
teachers, which was opened in March, 1823 — here, in an obscure 
corner of New England, self prompted and alone in planning, he 
QStahYisheA x.\\G first normal school in America. The school was suc- 
cessful, and those who went out from it were greatly sought as teach- 
ers in Vermont, New Hampshire and Canada. A course of lec- 
tures was given each year to his students, and in 1829 a small vol- 
ume of lectures on teaching, was committed to the press ; it became 
so popular, that three editions were soon exhausted — the third, of 
1,000 copies was taken by the State of New York. One method 
which he invented for teaching, was the blackboard; he introduced 
it for use in his school in Rumford, Me., in 1816 ; it had never 
been used before in America. Mr. Hall was dismissed from his 
charge in Concord, June, 1830, to take charge of the English Nor- 
mal School of Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass., for which an 
elegant building has since been erected, at a cost of $8,000. His 
success at Concord and Andover, together with lectures on the sub- 
ject and written appeals, gradually awakened the public mind ; his 

efforts, in connection with those of G. B. Emerson, Morse, 

the author of the geography, E. A. Andrews, Benjamin Greanleaf, 
N. Cleveland and others, by memorial presented to the legislature, 
effected the establishment of the board of education in Massachu- 
setts, 1837, and in 1838 the normal school, the first endowed by any 
state in the Union. The full course at Andover was three years, 
but so great was the demand for teachers, that few of the students 
completed it. After seven years at Andover, his health became so 
much impaired by overtasking and the unfavorable influence of the 
climate so near the sea, he was led to resign the charge of the semi- 
nary and to accept the appointment of principal of the Teachers' 
Seminary then being established at Plymouth, N. H. There he 
was assisted in the school by Miss Arethusa Hall, an accomplished 
teacher and author ; they were both descended from Deacon Perci- 
val Hall, of Sutton, in the third degree, but knew not that they were 
cousins, to such a low degree of neglect had genealogical knowledge 
and interest fallen ; owing to pecuniary embarrassment of the trus- 
tees, Mr. Hall left Plymouth at the end of the third year. After 
closing the seminary at Plymouth, he accepted a call from the church 
of Craftsbury, Vt., July 8, 1840 , this pastorate continued for thir- 



392 Hall Genealogy. 

teen and a half years, during which he received nearly lOO persons to 
church membership ; he was also for a portion of the time, principal 
*of the Craftsbury Academy, and left a valuable cabinet of minerals, 
well arranged, to the institution ; here his labors had become too 
much for his state of health and he was obliged to seek for a field 
less onerous ; accordingly he was dismissed, Jan. 4, 1858, and im- 
mediately commenced labors at Brownington, Vt., on a salary of 
$400 per annum, and continued until Feb. 5, 1867, when he resigned 
on account of old age. Here he purchased a farm, upon which his 
son and widow find a comfortable home. While pastor of the 
church of Brownington he received upwards of sixty members to 
the church; he was also postmaster of Brownington from Aug. i, 
1863, to Feb. I, 1865. Still his active nature could not rest, and he 
labored for three years from 1872 to 1875, at Granby, Vt., in a 
church which he had organized 50 years previous. This was ac- 
complished with much acceptance and usefulness. At the close of 
his labors in Granby, he had a call to preach in another church, but 
the increasing infirmity of old age forbade his accepting it. He was 
well acquainted with astronomy, and gave lectures on the subject in 
other places, when laboring at Granby in extreme old age. In the 
science of geology he was also an enthusiast, and an acknowledged 
master ; he sought to popularize and make practical the science, es- 
pecially in its bearings upon the agricultural interest of the state ; in the 
geological survey of Vermont, under Prof. Edward Hitchcock, com- 
menced in 1857, he had the especial charge of the survey, and the col- 
lection of specimens, in the three most northerly sections of the thir- 
teen, into which the state was divided. He said there was gold in that 
section, but not enough to pay for working. He frequently gave lec- 
tures on geology. The following are the most important of his pub- 
lished works: "The Child's Assistant to a Knowledge of the 
Geography and History of Vermont" — and as revised and enlarged, 
is now in use in the common schools of the state — " Lectures on 
Teaching," 1829; in 1832, " Lectures to Female School Teach- 
ers," "The Child's Instructor" and "Arithmetical Manuel;" 
in 1833, "Practical Lectures on Parental Responsibility and 
the Religious Education of Children," " The Grammatical As- 
sistant" and "A School History of the United States," and 
in 1868, "The Alphabet of Geology." Aside from these, he 
was the author of numerous contributions to the Journal of Edu- 
cation and other periodicals. At the opening of Oberlin Col- 
lege, Rev. Dr. S. R. Hall was appointed its first president, and 



Halls of Medford [Fart Seventh). 393 

he sent on his brother-in-law, Prof. John Dascomb, to make a begin- 
ning who, I believe, is there yet ; but Dr. Hall did not go on, for 
some reason, which I do not understand. Such was the public career 
of a remarkable man ; but he was more remarkable for the simplicity 
of his life and manners, his unselfishness of heart and the amiability 
of his disposition. He manifested an interest in everybody, and was 
willing to do all he could to make them happy. None knew him 
but to love him as a dear friend or near kindred. Children were : 

I. Harriet Elizabeth, b. July 7, 1824; d. April 6, 1826. 2. 
Mary Theodocia, b. April 5, 1827 ; d. March 8, 1834. 3. Susan 
Elizabeth, b. Dec. 17, 1828 (Family 328). 4. Samuel James, b. 
June 21, 1830 ; d. at Andover, Feb. 21, 1834. 5. Ellen Eliza, b. 
at Andover, Oct. 14, 1832 (Family 329). 6. Edward Read, b. 
Jan. 27, 1834 ; d. at college, March 8, 1859. 7- Mary Dascomb, 
b. Nov. 13, 1836; d. Feb 27, 1837. By his 2d wife: 8. Samuel 
Francis, b. Nov. 9, 1838 ; d. in four hours. 9. Maria Eveline, b. 
Sept. 20, 1839; d. March 14, 1840. 10. Samuel Augustus, b. at 
Craftsbury, Dec. 27, 1842 (Family 330). 

{Family 251.) Tabitha Hall^, Emerson% Stephens, Percival'', 
John': b. in Sutton, Mass., Nov. 22, 1780; m., in Croydon, N. 
H., March 18, 1798, Joel Whipple, id; removed to Willow Plains, 
Mich. Children b. in Croydon: 

I. Kate, b. Dec. 4, 1798; m. Orrin Smith ; resided in Indiana, 
2. Martin, b. July 17, 1800. 3. Frances, b. March 13, 1802; m. 

Burgess. 4 Owen Fling, b. May 4, 1806. 5. Simeon Dana, 

b. Feb. 9, 1813. 

[Family 2^2.) Lydia Hall^, pedigree as above : twin to Tabitha, 
b. 1780 ; m., in Croydon, Dec. 25, 1798, Joel Monroe, of Shrews- 
bury, Mass. Children were : 

I. Susanna, b. 1799 -, d. i860 ; m. Dodge, of Lowell, N. 

Y. 2. Maria, b. 1800 ; m. Nathaniel Tuttle, and removed to 
Berlin, Ohio. 3. John, b. 1802; m. Louisa Clark; lived in the 
State of New York. 4. Moses, b. 1804; m. Harriet Ward. 5. 
Joel, b. 1806 ; m. Eliza Atwood^, and lived in Sempronius, N. Y. 

6. Lydia, b. 1808 ; m, Butler, and lived in Berlin, N. Y. 7, 

David, b. 1810 ; m. Maria Butler, and lived in Benton, Ind. 8. 
Tabitha, b. 1814; d. in Berlin, Ohio, 1838. 9. Benjamin, b. 1816; 
m. iMaria Barnes and lived in Benton, Ind. 10. Ebenezer, b. 1818. 
II. Percival, b. 1821. 12. Elijah, b. 1824; lived in Shrewsbury, 
Mass. 

[Family 252^^). Ebenezer Hall5, pedigree as before : b. in Croy- 



394 i/tf// Genealogy. 

don, N. H., Sept. 3, 1785; m., ist, Dec. 15, 1807, Electa Sloan, 
b. in Sutton, Mass., Sept. 7, 1787, d. Jan. 20, 1817 ; m., 2d, July 
7, 18 1 7, Jane Noyes, of Croydon ; he was chosen deacon of the 
Congregational church of Croydon, 181 1 ; he removed to Bosca- 
wen, N. H., 1819. Children were : 

I. Jerusha Richardson, b. in Sutton, Sept. 10, 1808; m. Samuel 
Lindley, and lived in Chester, Ohio. 2. Tabithy Fletcher, b. in 
Croydon, Jan. 19, 1812; m. Miah Searles, of Grafton, Mass. 3. 
Mary Wirt, b. May 5, 1814. 4. Electa, b. 1816. 5. Electa, b. 
1820 ; m. Thomas R. Axtell, a merchant of St. Louis, Mo. 6. 
Maria N., b. 1824. 7. Susan T., b. 1828. 

Sixth Generation. 

{Family 153.) Almira or Elmira Batchellor^, (Amos Batch- 
ellor) Abigail Halls, Stephen% Stephens, Percival^ John' : b. in Sutton, 
April 19, 1797 ; d. Sept. 10, 1824 ; m., April 19, 1821, Tyler Stockwell^ 
of Sutton, b. July 23, 1 794, son of Simeon, son of Nathaniel, son of 
Nathaniel, son of John, son of John the emigrant from Scotland, 
settled in Ipswich, Mass. ; m. and had live sons, all of whom settled in 
Sutton; Tyler Stockwell m., 2d, Jan. I, 1826, Mrs. Elizabeth 
Sarvey. Children were : 

I. Amos B., b. March 28, 1822. See Family 268 (Family 331). 
2. Simeon T., b. Dec. 16, 1823 (Family 332). 3. John P., b. May 
26, 1829 (See Family 269). 4. Lucy Maria, b. Sept. 3, 1834. 

[Family 254.) Elhanan Batchellor^, pedigree as above : b. 
March 6, 1799; d. Nov. 17, 1866; m., Jan. 4, 1826, Lucinda 
Hicks^ of Sutton, b. Oct. 13, 1806; d. Oct. 31, 1871, dau. of Joseph, 
son of Zachariah, son of John, who lived in Cambridge, moved to 
Westbpro and removed to Sutton about 1730. Children were : 

I. Amos, b. Dec. 4, 1834 (Family 333). 2. Harrison, b. June 
2, 1837 (Family 334). 

[Family 255.) Sally Batchellor^, pedigree as before : b. July 
20, 1806 or 7 ; d. May, 1832 ; m. Daniel Brown, a blacksmith of 
Oxford. Children were : 

I. Susan May, b. 1830; m. Henry Day, of Daysville, Conn., 
and had George. 2. Sarah May, b. 1832 ; m. Henry B. Green- 
leaf, and had, i. Isabell ; ii. Jennie ; iii. Effie May. 

[Family 256.) Daphne Hall^, Stephen^, Stephen-*, Stephens, 
Percival% John': b. in Sutton, June 25, 1800 ; m. Stephen Severy^ 
of Auburn, Mass. Children were : 

I. Nancy, b. June 16, 1817 (Family 337). 2. Louisa, b. March 



Halls of Medf or d [Part Seventh), 395 

17, 1820 (Family 338). 3. Marion S., b. April 13, 1823 (Family 
339). 4.. Stephen A., b. Sept. 12, 1825 (Family 340). 5. Joseph 
E., b. April 17, 1828 ; m. Ellea Seaver, of Kentucky. 6, John, 
b. Nov. 4, 1832 ; graduated at Williams College; studied theology 
at Cambridge, became a Unitarian minister, settled as pastor of 
church in Newton and Hingham, was in the U. S. service during the 
war for the Union, and is now in the library of congress, at Wash- 
ington. 

[Family 257.) Theron or Therel Luther Hall^, pedigree as 
before: b. Aug. 29, 1801 ; residence Sutton; m. Lucy Thurston 
Holman^ probably granddaughter of David and Lucy Thurston 
Holman, of Sutton, son of Edward, son of Solomon, who came from 
Wales to Newbury, Mass., about 1693, by way of the Bermuda 
Islands. Children were : 

I. Stephen, b. in Sutton, Dec. 10, 1824; ^- Aug. 24, 1828. 2. 
Albert, b. in Sutton, April 8, 1826 ; d. Sept. 20, 1829. 3- Geqrge 
Washington, b. in Sutton, Sept. 21, 1827 (Family 341). 4. Stephen 
Henry, b. in Sutton, April 2, 1829 (Family 342). 5. Lydia Ann, 
b. in Sutton, Feb. 13, 1831 (Family 343). 6. Albert Franklin, b. 
in Millbury, Aug. 4, 1832 (Family 344). 7. d. at birth. 8. Mary 
Elizabeth, b. in Auburn, Dec. 4, 1837 (Family 345). 9. Lucy 
Jane, b. in Auburn, June 23, 1839 (Family 346). 10. Luther 
Freeman, b. in Worcester, Jan. 23, 1843 (Family 347). 

(Family 258.) Merinda Hall^, pedigree as before : b. in Sutton, 
Oct. 17, 1804; m. Amasa Hearty of Auburn. Children were : 

I. William, was a soldier in the war for the Union, was taken 
prisoner, and d. in Libbv prison. 2. Martha. 3. Mary. 4. Susan. 
5. Edwin. 

(Family 259.) Aeosta. Hall^, pedigree as before: b. May 6, 
1806 ; m. Alhigens IVilHams^ a mechanic of Woonsocket Falls, R. 
L Children were : 

I. Abbie, m. Ezra M. Stockwell, mecha/iic, Woonsocket. 2. 
Lottie, m. George D. W. Dyer, mechanic of Woonsocket. 3. 
Henry P., m. Katie E. Pratt, of Chelsea, Mass.; he is express 
agent on the Providence and Worcester, R. R. ; .was a soldier in 
the war for the Union, in the 5th R. L Vols., served through the 
war, was ist lieutenant ; residence Woonsocket Falls, R. L 

[Family 260.) Pelthia Hall% pedigree as before : b. June 17, 
1809 ; m., Nov. I , 1829, Elisha Brown, a farmer of Wales, Mass. 
Children were : 

I.. Charles E., b. April 29, 1830 ; d. July i, 1832. 2. William 



396 Hall Genealogy . 

H., b. May 18, 1832; d. Sept. 12, 1832. 3. Ethelde A., b. June 
22, 1833 (Family 348). 4. Harriet M., b. May 7, 1835 (Family 
349). 5. Charles A., b. Aug. 10, 1837 (Family 350). 6. Horatio 
H., b. May 20, 1839 (Family 351). 7. Susan M., b. June 26, 
1843 (Family 352). 8. William, b. April 18, 1845; ^- Aug. 23, 
1845. 9. Emma T., b. May 12, 1846; d. March 11, 1847. ^^• 
James L., b. Sept. 18, 1848 ; d. July 21, 1849. 11. Clara, b. Aug. 
29, 1853 ' "^-^ ^^^ ^^' 1^73' William Rhodes, of Wales, Mass. 

{Family 261.) Ethelde G. Hall^, pedigree as before: b. Feb. 
13, 1815; m., May 24, 1833, 'James Fuller^ manufacturer from 
Southbridge, Mass. ; residence Hartford, Conn. Children were : 

I. Charles J., b. Feb. 8, 1834; m., Jan. i, i860, Mary E. 
Whiton ; is a merchant. 2. Lovice Gay, b. July 31, 1836 ; d. Feb. 
6, 1837. 3. Adelaide E., b. Sept. 21, 1840 ; d. April 27, 1842. 
4. Jerome H., b. Feb. 18, 1843; ^- Oct. 25, 1864. 5. Ella A., 
b. June 7, 1847. 

[Family 262.) Amanda A. S. Hall^, pedigree as before: b. July 
16, 1820 ; m. Cornelius Putna?n^ oi Sutton, blacksmith; residence 
Webster, Mass., had one child : 

I. Branfield, b. May 10, 1843; "^•' ^^^Si Emmalaide Hall, of 
Webster, had, i. Maldred E., b, July 20, 1869 ; ii. Edith M., b. 
May 13, 1873. 

[Family 263.) Albert Atwood*^, (Elkanah Atwood) Sarah Halls, 
Stephen^ Stephen^, Percival% John': b. in Sutton, March 4, 1799 ; 
m., Feb. 9, 1825, Martha D. Rhodes^ of Belchertown. Children 
were : 

I. Albert A., b. July 9, 1826 (Family 353). 2. Francis W., 
b. June 2, 1828; d. Jan. 21, 1829. 3. Martha M., b. Oct. 31, 
1829 ; d. April 3, 1831. 4. Francis W., b. March 12, 1831 
(Family 354V 5. Lyman D., b. July 15, 1832 ; was a soldier in 
the war for the Union, in 32d Reg., Mass. Vols., 1863 ; was wounded 
Sept. 30, 1864, near Petersburgh, Va., and d. Nov. 8, 1864, in the 
Harwood hospital, D. C. 6. Martha xM., b. May 7, 1834 (Family 
355). 7. Susan S., b. March 8, 1836 (Family 356). 8. Mary J., 
b. May 22, 1837 (Family 357). 9. Sarah Ann, b. April 4, 1840 ; 
d. March 8, 1844. 10. Ellen J., b. March 21, 1843 (Family 358). 
1 1. Edwin H., b. Dec. 16, 1845 j ^^^ a soldier in war for the Union 
Co. H. 27th Reg., Mass. Vols., served until the end of the war and 
received an honorable discharge; m., 1869, Olivia Shumway. 12. 
Charles H., b. March 31, 1847 > ^- June 29, 1851. 13. Lewis C, 
b. Aug. 31, 1849. 



Halls of Medford {Part Seventh). 397 

[Family 264.) Stephen H. Atwood^, pedigree as above : m. 
Cynthia IVhite^ of Springfield, Mass. Children were : 

I. Charles, b. 1840 (Family 359). 2. Sarah J., b. 1842 (Family 
360). 3. Mary, b. 1845. 

{Family 265.) Sarah Atwood^, pedigree as before : m. Matthew 
Sissons, of Newport, R. I. ; residence Seneca Falls, N. Y. ; d. Jan. 
27, 1859. Children were : 

I. Mary J., b. Feb. 7, 1824 (Family 361). 2. Charlotte A,, b. 
Feb. 14, 1825 ; d. Dec. 22, 1844. 3. Benjamin F., b. March 16, 
1827 (Family 362). 4. Edward E., b. April 25,1829; m., July 
4, 1838, Sarah Smith, and had, i. Sarah, b. Nov. 11, 1849. 5- 
Sarah L., b. June 29, 1831. 

[Family 266.) David Stone^ (David Stone) Betsey Halls, Stephen*, 
Stephen^, PercivaP, John' : b. June 19, 1810 ; d. April 2, 1876 ; m. 
Persis Farrar, of Oxford. Children were : 

I. Albert D., b. 1836 ; m. Cordelia McCullum ; residence 
Chicago, 111., had, i. Gertrjde A. ; ii. Grace E,, b. 1873. ^• 
Lucilla W., b. 1840 ; m. James W. Prince, of Webster, Mass. 3. 
Emery, b. 1842; d, in the army, at the west. 4. Mary E., b. 
1844; m. Edmund Converse, of Worcester, had, Eva Mary, b. 
Oct. 2, 1873. 

[Family 267.) Jerry Stone^, pedigreeas before : b. March 12, 
181 2 ; m. Zurilla House^ of Oxford. Children v/ere : 

I, Alfred H., m. Hannah Morse. 2. Charles, d. in the army, 
3. Sarah. 4. Emma, m. Frank Conant. 

[Family 268,) A. Catharine Hall^, Williams, Stephen*, 
Stephen^, Peicival^, John": b. in Sutton, July 9, 1820; m., April 
19, 1844, -^^0^ B Stockwell, of Sutton, b. March 28, 1822 (see 
Family 253, last given). Children were : 

I. Abbie E., b. March 31, 1845 5 ^••> 1867, Asa B. Shepardson, a 
farmer of Oxford; had, i. Henry M., b. April 13, 1869 ; ii. Alma 
Green, b. March 22, 1874. 2. William H., b. April 6, 1847; "'•? 
March 15, 1870, Lucina Jones of Oxford, had Robert, b. Oct. 25, 
1875. 3. Rowland G., b. Sept. 15, 1848 ; m., Feb. 5, 1878, Olive L. 
Lincoln. 4. Herbert, b. Nov. 29, 1852. 5. Tyler, b. Dec. 16, 
1861. 6. Alma Green, b. March 13, 1864 ; d. Jan. 9, 1865. 

[Family 269.) Elizabeth Servey^, (William Servey) Mary 
Halls, Stephen*, Stephen^, PercivaP, John': b. Dec. 15, 1814; d. 
Sept. 5, 1847 ; m. Nahum Hoivard. Children were : 

I. Marv E., b. April 3, 1838 ; m. C. W. Thomas, mechanic, of 
Waltham, Mass. 2. Andrew F., b. June 5, 1841, mechanic; m. 



398 Hall Genealogy. 

L. A. Parmenter, of Waltham, was a soldier in the war for the 
Union, in Co. H. i6th Reg., Mass. vols., served three years, was in 
many hard fought battles, but was not wounded 3. Abbie J , b. 
May 5, 1844 ; d. AprU 18, 1848. 

(Family 270.) Jonas W. Servey^, pedigree as before : b. Aug. 
21, 1827 ; d. April 6, 1868; m. Harriet Wheeler^ of Worcester, 
mechanic. Children were . 

I. Hattie Isabel, b. Sept. 9, 1855 ; d. March 6, 1856. 2. Nellie 
W., b. July 5, i860; d. Aug. 18, 1867. 3. Susie, b. Aug. 23, 
1863. 

[Family 271.) Alma Hall*^, Thaddeus^, Jo&uph^, Stephens, Per- 
cival', John^ : b. May 27, 1796; d. May 5, 1846; m., Jan., 
1816, Joseph Douglass^ shoemaker of Richmond, Vt., b. Dec, 1788, 
d. Dec, 1 87 1. Children were: 

I, 2,'^3, 4, d. in infancy. 5. Harry, m. Fanny Pitts ; residence 
Waterbury, Vt. 6. Lyman, m ; s. p. 7. Louisa, m. Nelson 
Pine, he d. leaving two or three children. 8. Beulah, m., d. leaving 
two or three children. 9. Arviila, m. Micah Douglass, is living in 
Morristown, Vt. 10. Joseph Alonzo, lives on the homestead in 
Richmond, not married. 

[Family 272.) Betsey Hall^, pedigree as before: b. June 28, 
1798; is living ; m., Feb. 16, iSlS, "Melvill Fellows, b. May I, 
1790, living, blacksmith of Richmond, Vt. Children were : 

I. Phebe, b. April 6, 1819; living, 2. Mary Ann, b. 1820; 
living. 3. Hannah, d. aged about 16 years. 4. John, living. 5. 
Emerson, not living. 6. Warren, living. 7. Alfred, living. 8. 
Ellen, d. in infancy. 9. Hannah, not living. 10. Sarah, living, 
II. Abby, d. young. 

[Family 273.) Lyman N. Hall^, pedigree as before : b. Oct. 9, 
1800 ; d. Feb. 7, 1854, in Richmond, Vt.; m., March, 1829, 
Sarah Larkam; d. in the town of Texas, Kalamazoo Co., Mich., Sept. 
25, 1859. Mr. Hall was a man of light complexion, and very tall, 
over six feet in his stockings. They had one child : 

George Trobridge, b. June i, 1834; m., Oct. 11, 1859, Amanda 
L. Smith. George T. had to depend upon his own resources for 
support. In Doc. 14, 1855, he went to Michigan, and resides at 
Portage, Kalamazoo Co.; has acted as a newspaper reporter, and 
has taught school many years. When President Lincoln first called 
for soldiers to protect the property of the United States from the 
southern secession, George enlisted for three months, but before 
the regiment was full, orders came not to receive soldiers for three 



Halls of Medford [Part Sevtnth). 399 

months, and therefore he was excused, not feeling it to be his duty 
to leave his wife and young child for a longer period. But he en- 
gaged in recruiting men for the service, and in raising money to pay 
bounties, and to assist poor families whose husbands and fathers had 
entered the service of their country and gone to assist in preserving 
its integrity and perhaps its very existence. But he afterward en- 
listed as private in the 3d Michigan Cavalry Regiment, and was two 
years in the service ; he went up and down the Mississippi river four 
times, through eight states ; his health was poor all the time ; he served 
as chief clerk under Gen. West, chief of the Department of the 
South-west, for about six months, at Little Rock, Ark.; he was pro- 
vost marshal at Brownsville Station, on the line of the railroad from 
Duvall's Bluffs to Little Rock, for four months, and his last service 
was for two months, as chief clerk at Benton Barracks' Hospital, 
where he was discharged by general order from the medical depart- 
ment. In 1876 he was living on his own farm of 160 acres, and 
teaching school, and for the two years previous had been superinten- 
dent of schools. He goes by the name of Prof. Hall. Children 
are: i. Ada A., b. Aug. 12, i860; ii. Satie Dell, b. March 30, 
1867. 

[Family 274.) Maria M. Hall^, pedigree as before: b. April 17, 
1805; d. July 20, 1868; m., March 18, 1829, Jlanson Baxter 
Shepard^ b. in Alstead, N. H., May 16, 1805, farmer; resided in 
Richmond, Vt., and after 1856 in Albany, Orleans Co , Vt.; he m., 
2d, Nov. 10, 1870, Almira M. Goss, and d. Nov. 17, 1871. Chil- 
dren are all living, 1874: 

I. Zervia Fidelia, b. May 5, 1830 ; m., 1849, Daniel R. Ben- 
nett, of Rome, N. Y. 2. William Alonzo, b. Dec. 3, 1831, not 
married, 3. Nancy Maria, b. Feb. 7, 1835; m., P'eb. 8, 1866, 
John R. Hodges, engineer ; children, i. Flora Belle, b. Oct. 24, 
1869 ; ii. Bernice, b. May, 1873. 4. Sophronia Eliza, b. May 28, 
1836; m. F. Jerome Goodridge, farmer, of Richmond; children, 
i. Laura Belle, b. Oct. 19, 1869 ; ii. Dora Nell, b. March 19, 1873. 
5. Mary Ellen, called Nellie M., b. Nov. 7, 1841 ; she has taught 
school 30 terms before 1876. 6. Julia Annette, b. Oct. 5, 1843; 
m., Oct. 5, 1870, Arnold R. Medbury, pastor of Baptist church, Mil- 
waukie, Wis.; residence 137 4th street ; had Phebe Nell, b. Nov. 
28, 1872. 7. Oliver Alansofi, b. Feb. 26, 1848, not married. 

[Family 275.) Joseph A. Hall^, pedigree as before : b. ^pril 10, 
1809; m., Sept. 2, 184I, Sarah Bronson^h. March i, 1819 ; resi- 
dence Richmond, Vt.; removed in 1830 to Sutton, where he hired a 



400 Hall Genealogy. 

farm, and worked on it summers and ground scythes winters ; re- 
turned to Richmond, 1832, and took the homestead, with the care 
of his parents; removed in 1856 to Oberlin, Ohio, where he edu- 
cated his children, and in about 1875 removed to Homestead, Ben- 
zie Co., Mich. He, with the help of his son Lyman B., very 
kindly sent me the record of his grandfather's posterity. Children 
were : 

I. Pamelia M., b. Aug. 21, 1842 ; d. April 9, 1844. 2. Russell 
Thaddeus, b. Oct. 6, 1844; m., Sept. 2, 1869, Mary A. Tyler; 
graduated at Oberlin College, 1865, and at Unior Theological Semi- 
nary, New York, 1870 ; settled as pastor of the Congregational church, 
Pittsford, Vt., 1873 ' writes articles for the newspapers, and is a promi- 
nent man in the Congregational church ; in 1879 he was at Mount 
Vernon, Ohio, and probably the pastor of a church there. 3. Mary 
Alma, b. March 4, 1847 ' graduated at Oberlin, 1867 ; m., Aug. 7, 
1873, I^sv. Jas. Frank Eliis, minister of Congregational church at 
Seattle, Washington Territory ; children, i. Arthur Bronson, b. 
Aug. 15, 1874; ii. Carl Whitman, b. Jan. 4, 1876. 4. Thomas 
Alonzo, b. March 24, 1849; graduated at Oberlin, 1872; in 1873 
he was teaching in Oberlin College and studying theology ; his 
health failed, and he engaged in selling marble, at the west, for the 
Sutherland Falls, Vt., Marble Company. 5. Lyman Bronson, b. 
Aug. 10, 1852; graduated at Oberlin, 1872; was a teacher in the 
college in 1873 » ^^^ ^ student of theology at Cambridge Univer- 
sity in 1877, ^"*^ was a professor in Oberlin College in 1878. 6. 
Joseph Willard, b. April I, 1855 ; d. April 24, 1862. 7. Sarah 
Pamelia, b. Aug. 2, 1858 ; d. July 18, i860. 8. Sarah Emily, b. 
March 21, 1861; was a student in Oberlin College in 1873. 

{Family 2'jb.) Josiah Brewer Hall^ pedigree' as above: b. 
March .2, 1814; d. March i, 1872; m., July, 1839, Clarinda 
Snow; resided in Troy, N. Y., 1863, removed to Ohio, and in 
1867 he entered a homestead at Colfax, Benzie Co., Mich. He 
was a machinist and carpenter. Children were : 

I. V^illiam H., b. Sept., 1840 ; m; residence Troy, N. Y., 
and connected with steamboat company. 2. SafFord, b. July, 1842 ; 
residence Troy, N. Y. 3. Thaddeus, d. in infancy. 4. A child, 
d. in infancy. 5. Charles, living. 6. Alice, m., April, 1871, 
George Bunting ; residence Colfax, Mich. 7. Helen, lives with 
her brother William. 8. Lyman, lives with Alice. 

{Family 277.) H'epzibah Melissa Hall^, pedigree as before : 
b. April 3, 1821; d. Nov. 19, 1869; m., Oct. 16, 1838, George 



Halls of Medford [Part Seventh). 401 

Benedict^ b. April 29, 1815, d. Oct. 19, 1869 ; residence Richmond, 
Vt., and Underbill, Vt., was a farmer, and practiced medicine ten 
or twelve of the last years of his life. Children were : 

I. Maria, b. June 11, 1840, teacher in Essex Academy, Vt. 2. 
George Thaddeus, b. Oct. 31, 1842 ; d. Aug. 22, 1874, and was 
buried at St. Albans, Vt. ; m., Nov., 1864, Emily J. Watson, and 
had Nellie E., b. Sept. 29, 1866 ; he was the superintendent of the 
railroad from Mobile to New Orleans. 3. Cassius Burr. 4. 
Harriet, m. E. Blodget. 5. Louisa, m. Dexter Ames. 

{Family 278.) Polly Hall^, Josephs, Joseph^, Stephens, Percival% 
John': b. Aug. 24, 1815 ; m., Sept. 19, 1833, Heman Jldrich^ b. 
^"g- ^ii 1812; lived on one-half of the homestead in Richmond, 
_Vt. Children were : 

I. Cordelia Lovia, b. Aug. 9, 1835 ; m. Edson Ellis. 2. Emma 
Caroline, b. July 7, 1837 ; m. Henry Willett, he was a captain in 
the war for the Union, and was killed in service; m., 2d, Henry 
Brown, has one child. 3. Agnes Maria, b. June 20, 1839 ; d. 
Aug. 20, 1839. 4. Heman Wyman, b. Jan. 24, 1841 ; d. Oct. I, 
1845. 5. Mariett Palmyra, b. May 11, 1845; '"• William Field. 
6. Heman, b. July 15, 1846; m., March 4, 1 870, Lucy Preston, 
has one child, b. April 17, 1872. 7. Nancy Maria, b. June 25, 
1848; d. Sept. 1,1861. 8. George Washington, b. Feb. 22, 1850. 
9. Henry Clayton, b. May 8, 1854. 

[Family 279.) Theron E. Hall^, Edmund T.5, Joseph'', Stephen^, 
Percival% John': b. in Sutton, Nov. 8, 1821 ; m., May 8, 1844, 
'Jemima W. Harris ; resided in Sutton, removed to Worcester. The 
following is his army record : He was engaged from April 16, 1861, 
in the organization of troops, and forwarding them and supplies to 
the front, until the following September, acting as aide on the staff of 
Gov. Andrews, of Massachusetts. In Sept., 1861, he went to the front 
as adjutant of the 21st Mass. regiment; he was also appointed provost 
marshal of Annapolis, Md., and served in that capacity until the de- 
parture of the Burnside expedition ; he shared in the sufferings 
of that expedition at Cape Hatteras until the battle of Roanoak Island 
in which he participated ; he was at that time appointed quarter- 
master on the staff of Gen, Reno, with whom he marched and 
fought, until Gen. Reno was killed in battle at South Mountain, Md. 
He was then appointed chief quartermaster of the 9th Army Corps, 
on the staff of Maj. Gen. Burnside, and was assigned to duty at 
Aquia Creek, where he engaged in building up that depot, and 
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402 Hall Genealogy, 

sending supplies to the whole army of the Potomac, until June, 1863, 
when he went with Gen. Burnside to the west, where he was as- 
signed to duty as chief purchasing and disbursing officer in Kentucky, 
making his head-quarters at Camp Nelson, the depot of which he 
built, and which became the supply depot for all that section until 
the close of the war ; at this camp he organized the first negro 
regiment of Kentucky. " Receiving and protecting " he says " all 
who came into my camp, and sending out more than 10,000 negro 
soldiers, receiving and caring for their wives and children as they 
flocked into camp for protection " ; he also organized the first negro 
schools in the south-west, building the school houses and also 
dwelling houses for their use ; these schools are said to be still in 
existence and indeed flourishing. Major Hall's immense and varied 
labors, produced at length, mental and physical prostration, from 
which he has not recovered ; however his health was sufficient to 
enable him to represent in the Massachusetts legislature of 1866, the 
towns of Paxton, Holden and West Boylston. Children were : 

I. Mary E., b. Nov. 9, 1845; m., Jan., 1866, Maj. D. H. G. 
Gleason, and had, i. Annie S. \ ii. Harry L. ; iii. Florence M. ; they 
reside at Natick, Mass. ; Maj. Gleason was enlisted as private in the ist 
Mass. Cav., and was promoted by successive grades to the rank of 
captain and lieutenant major ; he was twice wounded in battle, from 
which he has not fully recovered ; he is now an officer in the custom 
house at Boston. 2. Edmund B., b. July 11, 1850 \ is an officer 
in the police force of Worcester. 3. Abbie S., b. May 5, 1855. 

{Family 280.) Delana Hallock^, (Isaac Hallock) Esther Halls, 
Joseph'', Stephen^, Percival% John' : b. in Croydon, Aug. 4, 1808 ; 
m. Harry Marshy farmer ; residence Beaver Dam, Dodge Co., Wis., 
P. O., Oak Grove. Children were: 

I. Edwin. 2. Jane. 3. Eli. 4. Loraine. 5. Lucian ; and 
three others, who probably d. young. 

(Fapiily 2S1.) LucRETiA Hallock^, pedigree as before: b. in 
Croydon, Nov. 24, 1809 ; m. Simpson Hayes, d. Dec. 12, i86r. 
He was a merchant at Middlesex, Vt. ; she is living at White River 
Junction, Vt. Children were : 

I. Esther L., b. in North Fayston, March 11, 1843; "^^ Edwin 
L. Vaughan, machinist, of Worcester, Mass., had two children. 2. 
Mary E., b. at North Fayston, Vt,, Aug. 7, 1844 5 "">• Charles C. 
Dow, carpenter, of White River Junction, had one child. 3. Sarah 
C, b. Feb. 7, 1846 J d. Sept. 9, 1847. 4- Lyman S., b. at Middlesex, 



Ha/ls of Medford {Part Seventh). 403 

Vt., June 2, 1850; express messenger, White River Junction, Vt. 

[Family 282.) Ansel Hallock*, pedigree as before : b. Sept. 10, 
i8ii ; d. about 1865, shoemaker; m. Almira Clark; resides at 
Athol Depot, Mass. Children were : 

1. A. Willard, artist, Athol Depot. 2. Catharine, m, ; residence 
Nashua, N.H. 3. Joseph, shoemaker, Athol Depot. 4. Philancie, 
m. Brown, of Athol Depot. 

[Family 283.) Mary T. Hallock*, pedigree as before: b. Aug. 
31, 1814 ; m., 1st, Enoch Stone^ farmer. North Fayston, Vt., d.'i853 '■> 
m., 2d, 1869, Edmund Luce^ carpenter, of Stowe, Vt. Children were : 

I. Elmira, d. 1855, in Middlesex. 2. George, milk dealer, of 
Charlestown, Mass. 3. Emma, m., 1871, A. J. Hanback, postal 
clerk of the A. S. & K. Railroad, Topeka, Kansas. 

[Family 284.) Isaac Hallock^, 'pedigree as above: b. Aug. 18, 
1816 ; m. Nancy Clark^ Hubbardston, Mass., general book agent, 
Montpelier, Vt. Children were : 

1. William A., b. April 27, 1837, shoemaker, Hubbardston, 
Mass. ; m. Ella Green, two children. 2. Charles H., b. in Hub- 
bardston, Mass., March, 1843 > merchant of Springfield, Mass. ; 
m. Ellen Tourtellot. 3. Infant, d. young. 

[Family 285.) Joseph Hallock^, pedigree as before : b. Feb. 27, 
1819 ; m. Catharine Bartlett ; is a tanner of Woodstock Valley, 
Conn. Children : 

I. Esther. 2. Everett. 

[Family 2^6.) Lucinda Hallock*^, pedigree as before: b. July 
22,1821; m. Andrew Cameron^ farmer, Middlesex, Vt. Children 
were : 

I. James, m. Flora Graves ; farmer of Middlesex. 2. Amanda, 

m. Anson Swift, farmer. 3. Martha M., m. , a farmer of 

Stowe, Vt. 4. Lester, farmer oi Middlesex. 5. Leona, of Mid- 
dlesex. 

[Family 287.) Stephen Hallock^, pedigree as before : b. Sept. 
16,1823; '^- y^ne IVelh; residence White River Junction ; in rail- 
road business. Children were : 

I. Willie, locomotive engineer, of White River Junction. 2. 
Elmer E. 3. Jennie. 

[Family 288.) Emily M. HALLOCK^ pedigree as above : b. April 
18, 1831 ; m. William W. Bruct^ merchant of West Braintree, Vt. 
Children were : 

I. Viola D., school teacher. 2. Edmond W., in railroad busi- 
ness, West Braintree. 3. Homer. 4. Howard. 



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{Family 289.) William H. Hall^ Asher^, Joseph-*, Stephens, 
Percival% John': b. May 28, 1813 ; d. Dec. 23, 1859 5 m.. May, 
1 84 1, Maria Barber^ of Richmond, Vt.; removed to Wisconsin in 
i846;|farmer and mechanic ; the widow and children live at Fort 
Atkinson, Wis. Children were : 

I. Orlena, b. Sept., 1849; '"•' Oct., 1870, Harlan Culver. 2. 
A daughter, b. May, 1854. 

{Family 290.) Asher Smith Hall^, pedigree as before: b. April 
15, 1815; m., Sept. II, 1842, Huldah M. Gleason^ of Jericho, Vt.; 
farmer and mechanic of West Bolton, Vt. Children were: 

I. Byron, b. June 8, 1846 ; d in the United States service at 
Mobile, Ala., May 30, 1865. 2. Myra M., b. Nov. 19, 1854 ; m., 
June 18, 1871, Jerrod Tomlinson, of Richmond, Vt. 

[Family 291.) Mary Ann HaLl^, pedigree as before : b. Sept. 
26, 1816; m., Dec, 18^^.2, yoseph H. Smithy son of Nathan and 
Lucy (Hall) Smith, farmer of Jericho, Vt. Children were: 

I. Frederic L., b. 1843; d. young. 2. Harrison H., b. May 27, 
1845 ; d. in the United States service in the Shenandoah Valley, Va. 
3. Laura A., b. Oct., 1853; '^•' J^"*i i^7i> Perrin C. Lock, 
farmer of West Bolton, Vt. 

{Family 292.) Caleb Lyman Hall^, pedigree as before : b. Feb. 
21, 1818 ; m., Dec, 1841, Miranda Churchy of Jericho ; farmer of 
Jericho, Vt. Has one child: 

I. Franklin W., b. March 17, 1845 ' ^-i March, 1869, Eleanor 
Wheeler, of New York ; machinist of Winooski, Vt. 

{Family 293.) Martha Maria Hall^, pedigree as before : b. 
Dec 16, 1822 ; m., March, 1841, Charles H. Woodworth^ mechanic 
of Underbill, Vt. Children were : 

J. Wilson W., b. Feb. 8, 1842 ; m., June, i86j, Amelia Gal- 
lup; d. Feb. 25, 1862, near Washington, D. C, in the service of 
the United States ; two children, i. d. young ; ii. Gilbert. 2. A 
son, b. about 1854 ; d. young. 

[Family 294.) Harmon Hall^, pedigree as before : b. March 24, 
1830 ; m., 1st, March 5, 185 1, Jnn C. Seeley, of Enosburgh, Vt., 
she d. March 10, 1865 ; m., 2d, Aug. 29, 1867, Philoma Plant^ of 
Bolton ; residence at West Bolton, Vt. Mr. Hall very kindly 
furnished me with the record of his father's family and posterity. 
Children were : 

I. Fred. W., b. Dec. 29, 1851. 2. Charles R., b. Jan. 18, 
1854; d. Sept. 10, 1865. 3. Henry B., b. Feb. 22, 1856. 4. 
Asher B., b. Jan. 9, 1859. 5- Evelina, b. June 9, 1863 ; d. Oct. 



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10, 1865. 6. Orville H., b. Sept. 18, 1868. 7. Orlena, b. July 
5, 1872. 

[Family 295.) John D. Curtis^, (Aaron Curtis) Anna Hall^, Jo" 
seph-*, Stephen^, Percival% John' : b. Nov. 4, 1813 ; m., l^A^2,Jane 
Grover^ of East Norwalk, Ohio; he had served a seven year ap" 
prenticeship to learn the wagon maker's trade, from 14 to 21 years of 
age; in 1 840 he enlisted in the United States service, in the Huron 
Grays, mostly recruited in Norwalk Ohio ; served in the Mexi- 
can war until the spring of 1847, when he died in the U. S. hos- 
pital near Comargo, Mexico. Children were : 

I. Maria, b. 1843; rn-j and lives in Wisconsin. 2. Stephen 
Clark, b. 1845; m., and lives in Wisconsin; they went to Wis- 
consin with their mother in 1848. 

{Family 296,) Edmund Trobridge Curtis^, pedigree as above : 
b. in Richmond, Vt., March 30, 1815; d. June 27, 1872; m. 
2d. Phebe K. Greely, of Richmond, Vt. ; she m., 2d, Elisha Lewis, 
of West Bolton, Vt. ; in 1859, ^''- Curtis removed to Fulton Co., 
Ohio, but returned to Vermont, and after a ievj years removed again 
to Ohio, and d. in Newburgh, Ohio. Children were: 

I. Erastus, b. 1848, lives in the vicinity of West Bolton, Vt. 2, 
George, b. 1850, lives in the vicinity of West Bolton, Vt. 

[Family 297.) Truman L. Curtis^ pedigree as before : b. Dec. 
9, 1816 ; m., April 21, 1838, Mary //., dau. of Leonard and Ama 
(Holmes) Brewster ; all of Norwalk, Huron Co., Ohio. Mr. 
Brewster came from Cambridge, Franklin Co., Vt. ; Mary was b. 
Dec. II, 1817. Mr. Curtis removed to Huron, Fulton Co., Ohio, 
where their last four children were born, and in 1867, they removed 
to Algodon, Ionia Co., Mich., where they now reside. Children 
were : 

I. Mary Emeline, b. Feb. 12, 1839 (Family 363). 2. and 3. 
Twin daughters, b. Nov. 14, 1840 ; d. in eight days. 4. Truman 
Henry, b. March 3, 1842; d. April 4, 1845. 5- Leonard Edgar, 
b. June 13, 1844 ; d- March 28, 1845. ^- Eunice B., b. May 18, 
1846 (Family 364). 7. Luthera S., b. Nov. 7, 1848 (Family 365). 
8. Henry E., b. Feb. 13, 1851. 9. Jane A., b. Aug. 22, 1853; 
m., Dec. TO, 1871, George Walter Carpenter. 10. William L., b. 
April 21, 1858. II and 12. Albert and Alfred, twins, b. Sept. 9, 
i860. 13. Frank Leonard, b. Dec. 29, 1863; d. Sept. 6, 1872. 

[Family 298 ) William L. CuRTIs^ pedigree as above : b. March 
14, 1819 ; m., Dec. 20, 1842, Roxy Ann Sfencer^of Milan, Erie Co., 



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Ohio ; he moved with his father to Ohio, in Oct., 1832, and resided 
in Milan and in York, near Clyde, where all his children were born; 
in 1871 he removed to Forest Grove. Washington Co., Oregon, 
twenty miles from Portland, for the benefit of the climate, which he 
has found to be more efficacious in restoring the health of himself and 
wife than he expected •, Mr. Curtis is said to be a verv intelligent 
and influential man ; he has sent me several very kind letters, and 
most of the record of his father's posterity. Children were: 

I. Edward David, b. June 3, 1846; graduate of college and pre- 
ceptor of Seminary at v'ancouver, Washington Territory ; m.,July, 
1872, Clary Forbes, of Georgetown, Cal., and had Edward Forbes, 
b. Dec. 1873 ' resides in Vancouver. 2. Josephine Maria, b. Jan. 
16, 1848 -, is a graduate of a college, and preceptress of seminary at 
Vancouver. 3. Emma Matilda, b. June, 1850; d. Nov., 1850. 
4. William Kedzie, b. Dec, 1854 ; graduated, 1877, at Pacific Uni- 
versity, Forest Grove, Oregon. 

[Family 299.) Mary Ann Curtis^, pedigree as before : b. Dec. 
6, 1821 ; d. 1864; m., Sept. I, 1839, Daniel Hiibbell^ of Jericho, 
Vt., farmer, and carpenter, and engineer, b. Jan. 27, 1820 ; re- 
moved in 1840 to Norwalk, Ohio, and now resides in Reedtown, 
Seneca Co., Ohio. Children were : 

I. Lewellen, b. July 5, 1840, in Milan, Ohio; m., 1861. James 
Clark, of York, Sandusky Co., Ohio; they have separated and the 
family is scattered ; children were, i. William, b. 1865 ; ii. Hattie, 
b. 1867 ; iii. Dora, b 1869 ; iv. and v. Eddie and Ellie, twins, live 
with Mr. Hubbell and also William, 2. Edmund D., b. May 19, 
1843, in Milton, Wis., was a nursery agent in Michigan, and going 
to California. 3. William, b. May 16, 1846. at White Water, Wis., 
is a trader ; residence at Berlin Heights, Ohio ; m., in 1867, Weal- 
thy Racker ; children were: i. William, b. 1869; ii. Betsey, b. 
1871; iii. May, b. 1873. 4- Adelaide, b. Aug. 22, 1852, in Nor- 
walk, Ohio ; m., 1869, Abram Bennett, a trader, and had one child, 
Mercie. 

{Family 300.) Sarah Orvilla Curtis*^, pedigree as before : b. 
June 7, 1823; m. Arad Grover^ of White Water, Wis.; after liv- 
ing in several places, they removed to Ohio. Children were : 

I. Adam Leander, b. July 26, 1845; ™-. March, 1868, Jeanette 
Hunt, of Swan Creek, Ohio, and had Helen M., b. 1869. 2. 
Mary Alice, b. Feb. 26, 1847 > ^^^ Oct. 4, 1868, Henry Munion, 
and had, i. Mary Ann, b. July 30, 1869 ; ii. James Howard, b. 
Oct. 27, 1870 ; iii. George Henry, b. April 15, 1873. 3- William 



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Alonzo, b. Nov. 7. 1848 ; m., 1872 ; residence Kansas. 4. George 
Reuben, b. Dec. 18, 1850. 5. Martha Matilda, b. Dec. 6, 1852. 
6. Edmund Bradley, b. Dec. 27, 1854. 7. Melancthon, b. June 27, 
1856. 8. Elizabeth Josephine, b. Jan. 15, 1859 5 ^-i J"ly 20, 
1873, Alexander C. Cook , residence White House Village, Ohio. 

{Family 301.) Esther Jane Curtis^ pedigree as above : b. Nov. 
5, 1828, in Richmond, Vt.; m., Dec, 1848, George Mills^ of New 
Haven, Ohio; m., 2d, Squire L. Spencer. Children were: 

I. Celesta Augusta, d. Nov. 21, 1851, ae. one y^^r. 2. Theo- 
dore, b. Aug. 15, 1853. 3- j^'^^Y') ^- Feb. 4, 1855. 4. Cora, b. 
Nov. 30, 1857 '•> ^- ]^^^ 30? i860. And by 2d husband : 5. Henry, 
b. July 29, 1864, at Swan Creek, Ohio. 6. Anna, b. May 14, 
1870, at Swan Creek, Ohio. 

{Family 302.) Alice Wingate Curtis*', pedigree as above: b. 
Feb. 21, 1833, in New Haven, Ohio ; d. Nov., 1862 ; m., April, 
1852, Squire L. Spencer; residence at Swan Creek, Ohio. Children 
were : 

« 

I. George Milton, b. July 24, 1853. 2. Virginia Elizabeth, 
b. Oct. II, 1855. 3. Amelia, b. Dec. 3, 1857. 4- Martha Orinda, 
b. Aug. 9, i860 ; all born in Sandusky and Fulton counties, Ohio. 

{Family 303.) Albert G. Smith^ (Nathan Smith) Lucy Halls, 
Joseph'', Stephen^, Percival^, John' : b. in Jericho, Vt., Sept. 7, 
1817 ; d. April 19, 1871 ; m., Jan. 22, 1846, Lucy M. Wade, b. 
Feb. 10, 1828 ; farmer, of Jericho. Children were: 

I. Lucy A., b. May 31, 1847 i ^-^ ^^^- 5> 1866, William Ken- 
neth, b. March, 1846 ; residence Alontgomery, Vt, 2. Giles A., 
b. Oct. 8, 1849 '•> ^- Feb. 17, 1856. 3. Flora E., b. March 10, 
1854 ; m., Sept. 28, 1872, Mortimer L. Flood, b. Jan. 18, 1851 ; 
residence Jericho. 4. Philena C, b. Oct. 19, 1856 ; d. April 27, 
1857. 5. Philemon C, twin to Philena C. 6. Willie W., b. 
Oct. 15, i860 ; d. July 19, 1862. 7. A son, b. and d. March 14, 
1863. 8. Waldo B.,'b. July 6, 1864. 9. Ower A. C, b. July 
29, 1869. 

{Family 304.) William Smith^, pedigree as before: b. Feb. 11, 
1821 ; d. Aug. 19, 1854; m., Nov. 28, 1844, J-ovina Benway, b. 
Oct. 16, 1827; farmer, of Jericho. Children were: 

I. Alonzo E., b. Oct. 4, 1846. 2. Sanford J., b. Aug. 8, 1848. 
3. Maria E., b. May 16, 1850 ; m , May 4, 1870, David H. Un- 
derbill, merchant of Seneca, Lasalle Co., 111. 4. Laura M., b. May 
12, 1852; lives with Maria. 5. Mary J., b. Aug. 12, 1854. Two 



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others died in infancy. Widow Lovina lives with her children in 
Toolsborough, Louisa Co., Iowa. 

[Family 305.) Joseph H. Smith^, pedigree as before: b. Sept. 12, 
1822 ; m., Dec. 8, 1842, Mary A., dau. of Asher Hall, of West 
Bolton ; farmer, of West Bolton, Vt. Children were : 

I. Frederic, b. June 8, 1844; ^- ^^^- H: 1^49- 2. Harrison 
Hall, b. April 23, 1846 ; was a soldier in the war for the Union, 
Co. H 5th Vt. Reg., 6th corps ; was a good soldier ; was taken sick 
on a retreating march, and waited for an ambulance, but it did not 
take that road and he has r,ot been heard from since. 3. Laura M., 
b. Oct. 22, 1852 ; m., Aug. 7, 1871, Perrin Lock, b. April 10, 1848. 

{Family 306) Hubbell B. Smith^, pedigree as before : b. Jan. 
31, 1824; m., July 25, 1847. M^fJ A. Bunway^ b. Feb. 9, 1829; 
farmer, of Jericho, Vt. Children were : 

I. HoUis H., b. Aug. 27, 1848. 2. Henry N., b. May 25, 1850. 
3. Frederic G., b. Jan. 26, 1852. 4. Julia E., b. April 29, 1854. 

[Family -tpi .) Hannah P. Smith^, pedigree as before: b. Sept. 
6, 1825 ; m., May 26, 1845, Wtllard A. Wade, b. May, 31, 1823; 
^. May 5. 1856 ; m.", 2d, Ashel B. Puffer^ b. Sept. 8, 1832 ; residence 
Jericho, Vt. Children were: 

I. Rosaltha A., b. May 16, 1846; m., Sept. 2, 1866, Albert N. 
Tomlinson, of Jericho, b. April 26, 1839, and had, i. Emma L., b. 
Dec. 11,1868; ii. Julia A., b May 21, 1871. 2. Lamira A., b. 
June I, 1847; m., Oct. 14, 1866, George N. Tomlinson, b. Nov. 
6, 1843, carpenter, had, i. Roscoe L., b. Oct. 24, 1867 ; ii. 

Hollis L., b. April 9, 1871; iii. Mary, b. 26,1873. 3- Olive 

J., b. Feb. 22, 1849 > ^1 ^^^- 22, 1866, Hollis Tomlinson, b. Aug. 
30, 1833, and had two children, i. Luella E., b. Oct. 24, 1867; 
ii. Phill S., b. March 7, 1872. 4. Ella P., b. April 27, 1854 ; m., 
Sept. 24, 1870, Wallis Streeter, of Jericho, b. March 16, 1848, had 
one child, Alice M., b. Jan. i, 1872. 5. Bertha M., b. May 
13, 1866. 

[Family 308.) Minerva B. Smith^, pedigree as before : b. March 
13, 1827 J m., Feb. 4, 1849, l^^^° l^- Foster^ b. Sept. 8, 1 81 7, of 
Jericho. Children were : 

I. Edna J., b. May 14, 1852. 2. Byron W., b. April 8, 1853 ' 
d. Aug. 21, 1859. 3- George, b. Oct. 5, 1855. 4. Ella, b. July 
27, 1857. 5- Netta M., b. Oct. 29, 1861. 

[Family 309.) Ruth Smith*^, pedigree as before : b, Oct. 5,1828 ; 
m., June i, 1848, George R. Wade^ b. Nov. 21, 1825, Montgomery, 
Vt. Children were : 



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I. Leonora E., b. May 16, 1849 ; m., Sept. 10, 1871, Edward 
Hopkins of Groton, Vt. 2. Homer E., b. April 13, 1856. 3. 
Burton E., b. April 19, 1863. 

[Family 310.) John A. Smith*^, pedigree as above : b. March 4, 
1834 ; m., Sept. 15, 1855, Malinda A. Hooper ; was a soldier in war 
for the Union, and was killed in battle, April 2, 1865. Children 
were : 

I. Emma, b. Dec. 5,1856; d. Aug. 16,1862. 2. and 3. Twins, 
d. in infancy. 4. Flora, b. Feb., 1862; d. Aug. 25, 1862. 

[Family 311.) Chauncey W. Smith^,' pedigree as before: b. 
April 22, 1838; m., [858, Betsey Hooper; residence Branch Creek, 
Fayette Co., Iowa. Children were : 

I. Charles, b. 1859. 2. Carrie, b. July i, 1861. 

[Family ^12.) Hiram Allen^ (William Allen) Betsey Swinnerton^, 
(Benjamin Swinnerton) Elizabeth HalH, Stephen^ Percival% John' : 
b. in Cornish, March 13, 1809; d. in Croydon, Sept. 12, 1858 ; 
m., 1834, Martha E. Huggins, d. Dec. 19, 1881 ; removed from 
Cornish to Croydon in 1837. Children were : 

I. Augustus, b. 1835 ; d. in a few days. 2. Augusta, b. April 
26, 1836; d. Nov. 10, 1838. 3. Alonzo, b. Feb. i, 1838 (Family 
366). 4. Edwin, b. Oct. 3, 1839; d. Dec. 20, 1839. 5. Augusta 
Victoria, b. Jan. 21, 1841 (Family 367). 6. Oscar D., b. Dec. 14, 
1842 (Family 368). 

[Family 313.) Sabrina Allen^, pedigree as above: b. July 31, 
1818; m., June i, 1845, Williams Barton^ M.D.^ of Croydon. 
Children were : 

I. Edgier Van Ness, b. 1846, R. R. clerk, Boston. 2. Lizzie, 
b. 1851 ; d. 1853. 3- Dennis Powers, R. R. clerk, Boston, 

[Family 314.) William C. Allen^, pedigree as above: b. Aug., 
1824; m., Jan. i, 1850, 'Julia A. A. Barton. Children were: 

I. Gustavus, b. Feb. 20, 1855. 2. Mabel A., b. Feb. 6, i860; 
m., 1880, Darwin A. Sargent. 

[Family 315.) Eleanor L. Whitten^, (John Whittcn) Betsey 
Hall5, Samuel R.^, Stephen^ Percival% John': b. Dec. i, 1800 ; m., 
April I, 1818, Francis Justin; d. Sept. 5, 1855; residence Illi- 
nois. Children were : 

1. Levi B., b. Feb. 20, 1819; m., April, 1844, had Mary 
Eleanor, b. April i, 1845. 2. Emily, b. Aug. 4, 1821 ; m., 1841, 
Warren Cl^urch, had, i. Clarissa; ii. Mary. 3. PVancis S., b. Oct. 
16, 1824; m., Feb., 1844, Phebe Mapes. 4. Lucius M., b. Nov. 
30, 1826; m., Jan. i, 1852, Eliza Hobert. 5. Freeman W., b. 



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July 19, 1822; m., 1852. 6. Charles, b. Nov. 12, 1830; m., Jan. 
6, 1851, Harriet Alton. 7. Susan B., b. Nov. 12, 1832; m., 1851, 
D. C. Crastenburgh. 8. Eleanor, b. Jan, 27, 1835 ; d. Feb. 20, 
1855. 9. Mary, b. July 2, 1836 ; m., Dec. 22, 1852, Thomas 
White. 10. Eliza Whitten, b. Dec. 5, 1838; d. Aug. 4, 1839. 
II. William Henry Harrison, b. Aug. 2, 1840. 12. Eliza, b. Nov. 
29, 1842; d. Sept. 8, 1856. 13. George Washington, b. April 
9, 1848. 

[Family 316 ) Lucy Whitten^, pedigree as above: b. Oct. 6, 
1807 ; m. Erastus Church. Children were : 

I. Caroline Roxanna, b. Nov. 14, 1831. 2. Warren, b. March 
18, 1834. 3. Langdon Whitten, b. Dec. 6, 1835. 4. Uziel 
Bennatt, b. Dec. 23, 1837. 5. Oscar Stickney, b. Nov. 9, 1838. 
6. Melville Angus, b. Aug., 1840. 7. Lavina Arminta, b. Nov. 
23, 1842. 8. Chester Baxter, b. Dec. 9, 1844. 9. George Daw- 
son, b. May 27, 1846. 10. Lucy Anna, b. March 18, 1848. 11. 
Orange Windsor, b. Sept. 29, 1849. ^2. Elizabeth Rebecca, b. 
Sept, 21, 1852. 

[Family 317.) Anne Whitten^, pedigree as above : b. April 6, 
1817 ; m., Dec. 10, 1841, Elbridge A«/^^/, b. July 19, 1812 ; a 
minister of the gospel. Children were : 

I. Herman, b. Dec. 5, 1842 ; m., June i, 1868, Abbie Bradley, 
b. May, 1851, and had, i. Mora, b. March 3, 1868; ii. Wellman 
Homer, b. Feb. 5, 1870. 2. Homer W., b. March 26, 1845 '■> "^-^ 
April 5, 1866, Christiana E. Ellis, b. Aug. 10, 1845, ^"^ '^^'^^ '• 
Charles L., b. June 22, 1867 ; ii. Dora E., b. Sept, 28, 1868 ; iii. 
Willie E., b. June 28, 1870 ; iv. Clarence H., b. Feb. 7, 1872. 
3. Mary Anne, b. June 9, 1850 ; d. March 18, 1873. 4- ^'^^ 
May, b. Sept. 2, 185 1. 5. Herbert David, b. Oct. 30, 1853. ^• 
Henry Elbridge, b. Dec. 3, 1857. 7. Dora Eunice, b. March 30, 
1859 ' ^' ^^P^- ^^' 1864. 8. Effie Mora, b, Nov. 17, 1861. 9. 
Adelbert Hemon, b. Dec. 17, 1863. 

[Family 318.) Sarah Hall Whitten^ pedigree as above : b. 
Sept. 21, 1813 ; m., Dec. 6, 1838, Hosea Barron., b, Feb. 11, 1811, 
a school teacher in Illinois, Children were : 

I, Melissa, b. Jan. 21, 1842; d. Nov. 2, 1861, 2. Ursula, b. 
Oct. 23, 1843 ; d. Sept. 13, 1864. 3. Euphronia, b. Oct. 28, 1847 i 
d. Sept. 12, 1852. 4. Leonora, b. Sept. 15, 1849 ' '"-i Oct. 16, 
1868, Henry S. Barkley, and had Edwin Vincent, b. Aug, 2, 1869. 
5. Luna, b. Oct, 21, 185 1 ; d, Sept. 20, 1852. 6. Homer, b. 
Oct. 22, 1859. 



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{Family 319.) John L. Whitten^, pedigree as above: b. July 
II, 1823, in Rochester, Vt. ; m., Dec. 17, 1849, Sabrina C. Holmes^ 
b. Sept. 8, 1828, at Johnson, Vt. ; d. Dec. 30, 1865 ; m., 2d, 
March 4, 1866, Mrs Susan Flanders. Children were : 

I. Twins, b. at Plymouth, N. H , Sept. 5, 1850, the dau. d. in 
six hours and the son lived fourteen days. 2. John Hermon, b. at 
Plymouth, Nov. 8, 1851. 3. Charles Henry, b. at Johnson, Vt., 
Sept. 8,1853; d. Oct. 8, 1858. 4. Mary Sabrina, b. April 17, 
1856 ; d. Jan. 14, 1859. 5. Charles Willie, b. March 4, 1859, ^^ 
Essex, Vt. ; d. Nov. 21, 1865. 6. Emma Eliza, b. Sept. 12,1863, 
at Essex, Vt. 

[Family 320. ) Betsey Marsilva Whitten^ pedigrqe as above : 
b. July 25, 1825; m., May 13, 1845, by ^^v- E. Knight, of Water- 
ville, Vt., Daniel Harmon Justin; residence Pleasant Mount, Mo. 
Children were : 

I. Ellen Marietta, b. April 2, 1847, ^" Eden, Vt. ; m., Oct. 3, 
1869, Reuben Henry Franklin, of Pleasant Mount, Miller Co., Mo., 
and had, i. Henry Clay, b. Aug. 21, 1870 ; ii Albert Elmer, b. 
Feb. 18, 1872 ; d. Sept. 5, 1872. 2. Emma Nancy, b. Feb. 24, 
1850, at Craftsbury, Vt. ; m., March 8, 1874, at Pleasant Mount, 
Mo., William A. Whitney, of Sedalia, Mo. 3. Julia Marsilva, b, 
March 19, 1852, at Craftsbury, Vt. ; m., Sept. 21, 1871, Willie C. 
Schanck, of Pleasant Mount, Mo., and had Clarence Hermon, b. 
May 29, 1872. 4. Franklin Hastings, b. May 23, 1854, at Crafts- 
bury. 5. Mary Elizabeth, b. July 18, 1856, at Craftsbury. 6. 
Carrie Maria, b. July 23, 1858, at Brownington, Vt. 7. Willard 
Harmon, b. Sept. i, i860, at Brownington. 8. William Henry, b. 
June 9, 1862; d. June 10, 1862. 9. Florence Augusta, b, Oct. 
6, 1863, at Brownington -, d. Dec. 16, 1871, at Pleasant Mount, 
Mo. 10. Frederic Whitten, b. March 23, 1866, at Pleasant Mount. 
II. Herbert Henry, b. June 16,1869, ^^ Pleasant Mount. 12. 
Dora Anice, b. Dec. 4, 1871, at Pleasant Mount. 

[Family 321 ) Malinda Amy^ (Caleb Amy) Lucy Hall^, Samuel 
R.^ Stephen^, Percival% John' : b. Oct. /.2, 1801 ; m., Nov. 26, 
i^x^y Alexander McCollom ; residence Westfield, N. Y. Children 
were : 

I. Susan, b. Dec. 27, 1819; m., Nov, 4, 1841, Alfred Greely, 
and had, i. Ozro, b. May i, 1843, "^•i O^c. 31, 1865, Susan 
Edwards," and had Edward, b, March 15, 1868, and Severn L., b. 
May 17, 1872; ii. Finley A. b. Aug. 7, 1848, m., April, 1873, 
Rose Arnold; iii. William, b. Jan. 5, .1853. ^- Lovina, b. April 



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30, 1824 3. William A., b. 1827 ; m., 1855, Ellen F. Brown, 
she d. 1862; m., 2d, 1863, Mrs. Laura C. Fish, d. 1873; ^^ 
graduated at Oberlin College, and became a minister of the gospel, 
and becoming disabled for its duties, he became president of an in- 
surance company at St. Louis, Mo., children were, i. Frederic 
Alexander, b. 1861 ; ii. Child by 2d wife, d. in infancy. 4. Selina, 
b. Dec. 25, 1829; m., March 31, 1864, Hiram C. Knowlton, and 
had, i. William A., b. July 27, 1866 j ii. Carrie, b. March 16, 
1872. 5. Orin, b. March 20, 1833 ; d. Jan. 25, 1855. 6. Norman, 
b. June 5, 1840 ; d. Aug. 27, 1854. 7. Aretta Jane, b. May 7, 
1846 ; m., Aug. 14, 1866, Philander W. Bemis, and had Ernest 
W., b. May 14, 1869. 

{Family 322.) Elizabeth Hall^, Samuel^, Samuel R^., Stephens, 
Percival^, John': b. May 16, 1807 ; d. Nov. 11, i860; m., Sept. 
18, 1834, Abram IV. Rice., who m., 2d, March 25, 1866, Hannah 
H., dau. of Asa Swinnerton, and widow of Rev. Charles Pulsifer , 
Mr. Rice died Jan. 15, 1868; residence Granby, Vt. Children 
were: 

I. Lucy Elizabeth, b. Sept. 15, 1835 ; m. . 2. Mary Web- 
ster, b. March 6, 1839; m., Sept. 19, 1871, Edwin Parker, and 
had Harriet Elizabeth, b. Oct. 30, 1870, and Henry Abram, b. 

1879. 3. Henry Abram, b. April 21, 1841 ; d. Sept. 14, 1843. 
4. Oliver Samuel, b. Sept. 20, 1844; m., Sept. 9, 1874, Mary 
L., dau. of Deacon Thaddeus Metcalf, of Lancaster, N, H. ; 
residence Granby, Vt.; removed to Scott's Mills, Coos Co., N. H.; 
had, i. Edith Louisa, b. Sept. 20, 1875 ; ii. Lillian Amelie, b. 

1880. 5. Francis Appleton, b. June ii, 1850 ; m., 1887, Leonora 
B. Barkley, and has two sons. 

{Family 323.) Lucy Anne Hall^, Josiah B.s, Samuel R.-*, Ste- 
phens, Percival^, John' : b. Jan. 20, 1818 ; m., Aug. 4, 1840, Rev. 
Wm. Henry Evarts ; they sailed Sept. 10, 1840, under the auspices 
of the American Missionary Association, as missionaries to Jamaica, 
W. L, where they labored for eleven or twelve years, and then returned 
to the United States ; he died in 1853. Children were : 

I. Robert James, b. March 16, 1841, in Jamaica ; d. in the 
United States service in the war for the Union. 2. George Wilson, 
b. May 13, 1843 ' ^- '" ^^ United States service in the war for the 
Union. 3. Mary Jane, b. May 16, 1845. 4. Charles, b. July, 
1847. 5. Samuel Josiah, b. Aug. 18, 1849, at Oberlin, Ohio. 

{Family 324.) William B. Hall^, pedigree as before: b. June 
10, 1819 ; d. at Nebraska City, Neb., greatly lamented ; m., Nov. 



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13, 1848, Roberta Jones, at Hannibal, Mo.; he was one of the ear- 
liest settlers of Nebraska, and became a judge and a member of the 
legislature ; at his birth he was so feeble that his death was looked 
for corstantly for three days, but his parents, being very devout 
people, prayed, and vowed to the Lord, that if he would spare his 
life, they would devote him to his service , at the age of fourteen years 
he made a public profession of religion ; he was carefully educated in 
the schools at Obeilin, and became a minister of the gospel ; and as 
such served one of the churches in St. Louis for some two years, 
but finding that his feeble constitution was not adequate to the task 
requisite for the ministerial service, he concluded it to be his duty to 
serve the Lord in some other way. Children were : 

1. Ella Paulina, b. Sept. 30, 1849, ^^ Oberlin, Ohio ; m., Dec. 

26, 1869, Edward F. Holm, and had Roberta, b. April 27, 1871. 
2. Frank Wilbert, b. at Nebraska City, June 23, 1856. 

{Family 325.) Samuel R. Hall^, pedigree as above : b. April 

27, 1821 ; d. Sept. 7, 1848, at Evansville, Ind., while engaged as a 
colporter ; his residence was at Oberlin, Ohio ; m., March 29, 
1846, Pamilia Elizabeth Tower, of Bloomingville, Ohio. Children 
were : 

I. Julius Tower, b. Jan. 22, 1847 ' ^- Feb. 5, 1847. ^- J^mes 
G., b. April I, 1850; d. April 3, 1850. 3. Edward, b. May 12, 
1857 '■> ^- ^^y ^4' 1857. 

[Family 326.) Heman B. Hall^, pedigree as above : b. April 23, 
1823; m., Nov. 6, 1849, Sophronia Brooks, b. Nov. 24, 1827, at 
Carlisle, Ohio ; he became a minister of the gospel, and was sent 
by the American Missionary Association, to Jamaica, W. L, 
where he labored as a missionary, with his wife soon after marriage, 
about ten years, when his health failed him, and he returned to this 
country with his family ; and as soon as his state of health would 
permit, engaged again in preaching the gospel ; in 1874 he was the 
pastor of a church in Dover, Ohio. Children were : 

I. George Edward, b. at Providence, Jamaica, W. L, Feb. 23, 
1851. 2. Ella Julia, b. at Providence, Jamaica, W. L, Nov. 7, 
J 852. 3. Lewis Albert, b. at Providence, Jamaica, W. L, May 17, 
1855 ; d. at Jefferson, Ohio, April 14, 1862. 4. Emily Brooks, b. 
at Brainard, Jamaica, W. I., Sept. 12, 1857. 5- Ju^'^ Brainard, b. 
at Brainard, Jamaica, W. I., Nov. 11, 1859. ^- Charles Martin, b. 
at Thompson, Ohio, Dec. 6, 1863. 7. Edith May, b. at Huntsburgh, 
Ohio, Nov. 15, 1865. 8. Louise Alice, b. at Dover, Ohio, June 20, 
1870. 



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(Family 327.) George W. Hall*, pedigree as above : b. March 
21, 1826; graduated at Oberlin, 1847 : "!••) J^n. 29, 1856, Mari- 
etta G. Foot ; he is a lawyer at St. Louis, Mo. Children were : 

I. Ellen Kelly, b. Aug. 16, 1857. 2. Marietta Foot, b. Oct. 7, 
1859. 3. Lilly Pamilia, b. May 27, 1866 ; d. June 26, 1869, 4. 
George Edward, b. April 23, 1858 ; d. July 18, 1869. 

[Family 328.) Susan E. Hall*, Samuels, Samuel R.% Stephen', 
Percival% John' : b. Dec. 17, 18285 d- Sept. 18, 1873; "^-^ Oct. 
24, 1864, Ameziah Chandler Justin. Children were : 

]. Mary Helen, b. Sept. 4, 1865. 2. Eliza Ann, b. Dec. 12, 
1866. 3. Harriet Laura, b. July 29, 1872. 

[Family 329.) Ellen Eliza Hall*, pedigree as above: b. at An- 
dover, Mass., Oct. 14, 1832 ; d. at Stevens Point, Wis., Aug. 24, 
1877 ; m., Oct. 5, 1854, John Philips.^ J^. Z)., at Brownington, Vt., 
b. Nov., 1823 ; Dr. Philips settled in practice the same fall at Ste- 
vens Point, Wis., where he still resides, and is greatly esteemed as ^ 
man and as a physician. The following extract is taken from a 
notice of Mrs. Philips' death, by Gen. A. G. Ellis, and published in 
a newspaper at Stevens Point: ''Ever since Mrs. Philips came 
among us, twenty-three years ago, she has been a constant and beloved 
member of our society ; her education was carefully secured, and 
her mind cultivated in no ordinary degree ; not rudiments alone, but 
the more solid attainments of physics and philosophy adorned and 
strengthened her understanding ; ytx. her reticence and modest de- 
portment was ever such, that nothing like display or pedantry 
appeared in her intercourse with society, and her learning, if it ap- 
peared at all, was only as an adornment of her eminent christian 
graces ; it was only her most intimate friends and family, 
that knew of her attainments in the exact sciences and the languages. 
Her beautiful poems, " Under the Pines," though only fragments of 
her writings, are before the public, published, as we know, with 
much reluctance, and after repeated solicitations of her friends, and 
written, as they were, only to beguile leisure hours, may neverthe- 
less challenge criticism, and do equal honor to her mind and heart. 
To recite her works of charity, her labors of love, would only be to 
give a history of most ot the benevolent enterprises among our lady 
friends for the last twenty years. Among those of a literary cast it 
may not be inappropriate to cite that of our now excellent Library 
Association, as an institution to be credited very largely to her efforts. 
Her list of friends was only limited by the number of her acquain- 
tances. The cheerfulness with which she endured a lingering illness, 



Halls of Medford [Fart Seventh), 415 

testified her unwavering faith and trust in her divine Lord, looking 
calmly to a brighter world, as she says in her own sweet song." 

'• Heaven is free from shadows. 
All is perfect, pure, etherial light, 
Where the Saviour reigneth. 
Shadows shall not dwell." 

The children were : ' 

I. John Henry, b, Sept. 28, 1855 ; d. Feb. 14, i860. 2. Mary 
Ada, b. June 9, 1857 '■> ^' Sept. i. 1858. 3. Edwin Hall, b. Aug. 20, 
1858; d. Feb. 13, 1859. 4- Florence Dascomb, b. Nov. 5, 1859. 
5. Carl Fremont, b. Feb. 22, 1862. 6. Ellen Cilicia, b. Sept. 28, 
1866; d. Sept. 16, 1867. 7. Harriet May, b. July 20, 1868. 

[Family 330.) Samuel A. Hall^, pedigree as above : b. Dec. 
27, 1842 ; m., Feb. 20, 1868, Mary. A Lock, of Barriston, P. Q., 
Canada ; is a farmer, and lives with his mother on his father's home- 
stead in Brownington, Vt. Children : 

I. Charles Edward, b. Aug. 2, 1869. 2. Wilbert Read, b. Sept. 
10, 1871. 3. Maud Hinda, b. June 18, 1873. 

Seventh Generation. 

[Family 331.) Amos B. Stockwell?. (See Family 268). 

{Family 332.) Simon T. Stockwell. (See Family 268) ; b. in 
Sutton, Dec. 16, 1823 ; m., Oct 7, 1845, Emeline Hill^ of Sutton ; 
farmer. Children were : 

1. George H., b. Dec. 19. 1847 5 "^-i March 6, 1866, Ruth 
Moscroft, and had, i. Ada L., b. in Worcester, Nov, 26, 1867 ; 
ii. George W., b. in Framingham, Oct. 6, 1869; iii. Ruth Alice, 
b. in Sutton, June 6, 187 1 ; iv. Mary E , b. in Spencer, April 9, 
1874. 2. Frederic Tyler, b. Dec. 31, 1849. 3- E'^^ Frances, b. 
Sept. 12, 1852 ; m., April 25, 1877, Fred. A. Barnes. 4. Flora 
Jane, b. March 25, 1859, "ti., Dec. 27, 1876, Frank E. Barnes. 
5. Carrie Adams, b. Feb. 4, 1864. 6. Lucy Elizabeth, b. June 15, 
1869. 

[Family 333.) Amos Batchellor^, Elhanan^, Amos B., and 
Abigail Hall^, Stephen'*, Stephens, Percival^, John' : b. in Sutton, 
Dec. 24, 1834 ; m., Feb. 4, 1857, Julia M. Taylor. He is a 
farmer, of Sutton, and a deacon in the 1st Congregational church ; he 
was appointed one of a committee of five to publish the history of 
the town; his likeness is in the book (see page 818). Children 
were : 

I. Rebecca Taylor, b. Nov. 24, 1863. 2. Nettie Isabelle, b. 
June 7, 1870. 



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{Family 334.) Harrison J. Batchellor?, pedigree as above : b. 
June 2, 1837 ; farmer, of Sutton ; m. Almira West. Children were : 

I. Clifford L., b. Feb. 27, 1868. 2. Nina C, b. Aug. 25, 1871. 
3. Mary T., b. Aug. 23, 1873. 

For Families 335, 336, see Family 255. 

{Family 337.) Nancy Severy^, (Stephen Severy) Daphne Hall'', 
Stephens, Stephen'', Stephen^, Percival", John' : b. in Sutton, June 
16, 1 817 i m., Smith Baker ^ manufacturer of woolen goods, Douglass, 
Mass, Children were : 

I. Dau. d. in infancy. 2. Francis. 3. Henry, m. Catharine 
Creighton, of Maine ; was a soldier in war for the Union, in the 15th 
regiment, Mass. Vols. \ was wounded in the battle of Gettysburgh 
and disabled for service; receives a pension. 4. George H., m. 
Ellen Darling, of Charlton, and had,- i. A son, d. at the age of one 
year ; ii. A dau. d. in eleven days ; he served in the war for the 
Union in the 2d Mass. Cavalry. 

{Family 338.) Louisa Severy^, pedigree as above : b. in Sutton, 
March 27, 1820 ; m. George W. Darling., of Rhode Island. Child- 
ren were : 

I. Jacob, b. 1845. 21. Eugene, b. 1847 ' "^- Ellen Knight, of 
Uxbridge ; railroad engineer. 3. Jerome, b. 1849 ' ""• Fanny 
Gilman, of Worcester, is a painter of Boston. 4. Ruth M., b. 
185 1 ; m. A. W. Tufts. 

{Family 339.) Marion S. Severy^, pedigree as above : b. April 
13, 1823 ; d. Jan. 1 7, 1839 ; m. Sanford A. Inman, of Oxford, Mass. ; 
farmer, formerly of Rhode Island. Children were : 

I. Henry A., b. Oct. 28, 1844; f"-? Dec. i, 1867, Marion 
Waters, of Sutton ; bookkeeper of Boston. 2. Frederic A., b. May 
18, 1846, expressman. 3. Caroline V., b. Dec. 2, 1848; m., Dec. 
2, 1866, Louis T. Carpenter, farmer, and had, i. Maria, b. Nov. 
28, 1867 ; ii. Sophia, b. March 19, 1869 ; iii. Carrie Maud, b. Oct. 
21, 1873. 4- Edward H , b. Oct. 10, 1850 ; d. May 3, 1852. 5. 
Nelson S., b. Dec. 16, 1856. 

{Family 340.) Stephen A. Severy?, pedigree as above : b. Sept. 
12, 1825 ; m. Georgie Case, of Millbury. Children were: 

I. A dau., b. 1867 ; d. in infanc),. 2. Wendell A., b, 1869. 

{Family 341.) George W. Hall?, Theron L.^, Stephen^, Stephen-*, 
Stephens, Percival% John': b. in Sutton, Sept. 21, 1827 ; m. Susan 
E. Mayers, b. in Dresden, Me., Aug. 30, 1842 ; farmer of Millbury, 
Mass. Children were : 



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I. Alice Thurston, b. in Millbury, Dec. 23, 1866. 2. Silas 
Eugene, b. in Worcester, July 22, 1868. 3. Bessie Maud, b. in 
Millbury, March 29, 1870. 

{Family 342.) Stephen Henry Hall?, pedigree as above : b. 
April 2, 1829 ; m., 1850, Alice Eliza Haven^ of Leicester, Mass. ; 
residence Brighton, Mass. ; served through the war for the Union 
as private in ist Mass. battery, light artillery. No children. Is 
foreman in the freight department of the Boston and Albany Railroad. 
{Family 343.) Lydia Ann Hall?, pedigree as above : b. Feb. 13, 
1831; d. in Havanna, N. Y., June 11, 1854; m., Oct. 22, 1848, 
James M. Johnson; residence at Central Falls, Rhode Island. 
Children were : 

I. Flora A., b. in Havanna, N. Y. ; d. May 16, 1850. 2. Mary 
F., b. Aug. 13, 1852. 

{Family 344.) Albert F, Hall?, pedigree as above : b. in Mill- 
bury, Aug. 4, 1832 ; d. Aug. 14, 1865 ; m. Catharine Maria Bul- 
chrine^ of Boston. He served as a soldier in the war for the Union, 
in 15th Reg., Mass. Vols., afterwards in gun-boat service in New 
Orleans and Fort Donaldson, Fort Henry, Island No. 10, Vicks- 
burgh, etc., was honorably discharged on account of being sick \ he 
re-enlisted in the 1st Reg., Mass. Light Battery, and died in the 
service at City Point, Va., Aug. 14, 1865. Children were: 

I. Anna Viola, d. in infancy. 2. Nellie Viola, b. July 5, 1853. 
3. Georgiana Frances, b. 1855. Both live in Millbury. 

{Family 345). Mary Elizabeth Hall?, pedigree as above : b. 
in Auburn, Mass., Dec. 4, 1837 ; m., at Boston, Aug. 9, 1873, 
Francis S. Sibley ; residence Millbury, and is a dealer in spices, etc., 
No. 32 North Market street, Boston. 

{Family 346.) Lucy Jane Hall?, pedigree as above : b. in Au- 
burn, Dec. 23, 1839; m.. May 19, 1863, Henry L. Shumway^ of 
Oxford, local editor of the Worcester Gazette. Children were : 

I. Mary Eliza, b. April 17, 1864 i d. Aug. 14, 1864. 2. Ever- 
et Warner, b. Aug. 27, 1869. 

{Family 347.) Luther Freeman Hall?, pedigree as above : b. 
in Worcester, Jan. 23, 1843 ' ^••> ^866, Elizabeth McLane ; was a 
soldier in the war for the Union, in the 2d Reg., Mass. Vols.; was 
wounded in battle of Cedar Mountain, and again at Winchester, on 
account of which he was honorably discharged ; he re-enlisted in 
the 2d Mass. Heavy Artillery, and served to the close of the war. 
Children were : 
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4 1 8 Han Genealogy. 

I. Willie Chester, b. Feb. 22, 1867, adopted by Edward S. Hall, 
of Brighton. 2. d. in infancy. 

[Family 348.) Ethelde A. Brown^, (Elisha Brown) Pelthira 
Hall^, Stephens, Stephen"*, Stephens, Percival^, John' : b. June 22, 
1833 ; m., July 4, 1852, Edwin M. Hatch. Children were : 

r. Mary E., b. Nov. 10, 1858 ; m., March i, 1872, Frank Ware, 
of Wales, Mass. 2. Ida A., b. Aug. 19, 1856. 3. Eva E., b. 
Aug. 19, 1856. 4. George S., d. Nov. 7, 1862. 

{Family 349.) Harriet M. Brown^, pedigree as above : b. May 
!•> ^835 ; m. 'John G. Shaw, of R. I. Children were : 

I. Emma F., b. Nov. 25, 1853, Woonsocket, R. L; d. Aug. i, 
1858. 2. John H., b. Nov. 13, 1857, Woonsocket. 3. Herbert 
C, b. at North Ware, N. H., Nov. 19, 1862; d. Feb. 6, 1865. 

4. Nettie D., b. Nov. 7, 1864. 5. Wallace, b. Nov. 27, 1865, 
Wales, Mass. 

[Family 350.) Charles Austin Brown?, pedigree as above : b. 
Aug. 10, 1837, Ironstone, Mass.j m., Jan. 2, 1859, Elizabeth Reyn- 
olds, b. Jan. 18, 1840. Children were: 

I. Charles Harris, b. Aug. 24, 1 861, at Providence, R. I. 2. 
Warren Austin, b. May 15, 1869; d. Oct. 9, 1869. Mr, Brown 
was a soldier in the war for the Union, in Battery E, ist R. I. Ar- 
tillery ; was soon promoted from a private, by degrees, to the office 
of 1st lieutenant, and engaged in nearly all the battles of the army 
of the Potomac up to the time of his capture in the battle of the 
Wilderness ; he was then taken to Richmond ; then to Dansville ; 
then to Macon, Ga., when he effected his escape •, but after travel- 
ing twelve days, was retaken and traveled back again and placed in 
a dungeon and kept there for six weeks, then removed to Charleston, 

5. C; while on the road, eighty of our men, prisoners, jumped from 
the cars and fled, but were all captured before night of the next day, 
and taken to Charleston, and placed under the fire of our own guns, 
which were then shelling the city, and kept there until about the 
fourteenth of October; they were then removed, to Columbus, S. C, 
and placed in an open field, without shelter and almost without food, 
and kept there until about the fourth of November, when, says Mr. 
Brown, four of us made our escape, and traveled to our lines at 
Knoxville, Tenn., 500 miles in 30 days ; -we lived mostly on parched 
corn, not daring to see anybody. On our arrival we were in a bad 
condition, one of us having frozen both of his feet, and had not 
eaten anything except snow for 100 hours. Lieut. Brown was in 
command of a cannon at the battle of Getty^burgh, the same which 



Halls of Medford [Part Seventh). 419 

was made over to the State of Rhode Island, and received with ap- 
propriate ceremony at Providence, in May, 1874. Lieut. Brown 
resides in Vandewater street, and does business at No. 189 Church 
street, Providence, R. I. 

[Family 351.) Horatio H. Brown?, pedigree as above : b. May 
20, 1839 ; m., 1st, Jnnie Chase, of North Ware, N. H. ; m.', 2d, 
Sarah Finger, and had : 

I. Elmer 2. Alvira. 

[Family 352.) Susan M. Brown?, pedigree as above : b. June 26, 
1843 ' '"• George S. Willard, of North Ware, N. H., had one child : 

I. Eva, b. Sept. 9, 1862. 

[Family 353.) Albert A. Atwood^, Albert A.^, (Elkanah At- 
wood) Sarah Hall^, Stephen'', Stephen^, Percival*, John' : b. July 9, 
1826 ; m., June 8, 1848, Sarah J. Shumway^ of Belchertown, Mass. 
Children were b. in Belchertown : 

I. Jennie P., b. April 27, 1849 ' "^-i March 4, 1867, William 
L. Bishop, and had, i. Archie L., b. Oct. 23, 1869 ; ii. Carrie M., 
b. July 3, 1872. 2. William A., b. Aug. 26, 1850; m., June 11, 
1872, Minnie Crosby. 3. Mary LJ., b. July 2, 1852 ; m., July 17, 
1869, Carl E. Washburn, and had Lillie, b. at Springfield, April 
16, 1873. 4- Charles H., b. June 26, 1854. 5. Henry E., b. 
April 19, 1856. 6. Martha R., b. Dec. 8, 1857. 7- Susan, b. 
March 2, 1861. 8. Frank L., b. May 8, 1867. 

[Family 354.) Francis W. Atwood?, pedigree as above : b, 
March 12, 1831 ; m. Elizabeth y. Cunningham, and had : 

I. Lizzie Frances, b.May8, 1862. 

[Family -T^SS-) Martha M. Atwood?, pedigree as above: b. 
May 7, 1834 ; d. May 6, 1871; m., May, 1851, William W. Tuthill; 
merchant of Middletown, N. Y. Children were : 

I. Frank L., b. 1855. 2. Archie W., b. 1857. 3. Hattie M., 
b. 1859. 4- Lillian, b. 1861. 5. Mary, b. 1863. 6. John, b. 
1865. 7. Willie, b. 1867. 

[Family 356,) Susan S. Atwood?, pedigree as above : b. March 
8, 1836; m.. May 29, 1855, Archibald A. McDonald, merchant of 
Benicia, Cal. Children were : 

I. Albert Edgar, b. in Belchertown, Mass., Sept. 10, 1857. 2. 
Lillian Maria, b. in Benicia, Cal., June 8, 1859. 3- Susan Florence, 
b. in Benicia, Cal., Dec. 25, 1864. 4. Maria Atwood, b. in Benicia, 
Cal., Aug. 17,' 1866. 5. Archie Day, b. in Benicia, Cal., Jan. 11, 
1871. 6. Annie Silvia, b. in Benicia, Cal., Oct. 22, 1873. 

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22, 1837; m., July 23, 1859, i^^)'«flr^Z,^tf<:/', mechanic of Belcher- 
town. Children were : 

I. Kate, b. Feb. 8, 1856. 2. John, b. Dec. 16, 1858. 3. Albert, 
b. Dec. 12, i860; d. March, 1864. 4. Lavilla M., b. Feb. 28, 
1862. 5. Mary, b. Sept. 3, 1865. 

(Family 358.) Ellen J. Atwood^, pedigree as above : b. March 
21, 1843; "^••» J""^ ^°' ^^^3' J^^^^ McLochlin, of Stafford Springs, 
Conn., editor of the Tolland Co. Press^ had : 

I. James L., b. Aug. 16, 1864. 

{family 359.) Charles Atwood^, Stephen H. Atwood^, Elkana 
Atwood and Sarah Halls, Stephen'^ : b. 1840 ; m., 1865 ; residence 
Springfield, Mass. Children : 

1. Albert W., b. 1867. 2. Martha R., b. 1869, Bridgeport, 
Conn. 

[Family 360.) Sarah J. Atwood^, pedigree as above : 

[Family 361.) Mary J. Sissons?, Matthew Sissons and Sarah 
Atwood, sister of Charles as above: b. Feb. 7, 1824 ; m., March i, 
1843, y^^" ^- ^Herman. Children were : 

I. Charlotte, b. Dec. 23, 1843. 2. Albert S., b. June 29, 1845 '■> 
served as a soldier in the war for the Union from the beginning to 
the end, and came home with an honorable discharge. 3. Mary 
M., b. May 26, 1847. 4- Lila S., b. Nov. 17, 1849. 5- Annie, 
b. June 29, 1852. 

[Family 362.) Benjamin F. Sissons?, pedigree as above : b. March 
II, 1827 ; m., April 26, 1848, Harriet M. Cowles ; d. Feb. 11, 
1868. Children were : 

I. Sarah J., b. July 19, 1850 ; d. Aug. 7, 1851. 2. Ida L., b. 
July 20, 1851. 3. Daniel W., b. Aug. 31, 1853. 4- Frank M., 
b. June 8, 1857. 5- William, b. Nov. 20, i860. 

[Family 363.) Mary E. Curtis?, Truman L.^, (Aaron Curtis) 
Anna Hall^, Joseph^, Stephen^, Percival'', John' : b. Feb. 12, 1839 ; 
d. Oct. 9, 1873 ; m., Dec. 22, 1858, Joseph Adams, farmer, in 
Henry Co., Ohio. Children were : 

I. Celia, b. June 22, 1861 ; d. March, 1863. 2. Meritt, b. 
July 16, 1863 ; d. in six weeks. 3. Edward, b. Jan. 21, 1867. 4. 
Martha, b. April, 1868. 5. Leonard, b. Aug., 1870. 

[Family 364.) Eunice B. Curtis?, pedigree as above : b. May 
18, 1846 ; m., Dec. 24, 1865, Vernon C Watkins^ farmer, of Fulton 
Co., Ohio. Children were : 

I. Jennie E., b, July 20, 1867. 2. Freeman Wells, b. Nov. 19, 
1879 ; d. Oct. 9, 1871. 



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[Family 365.) LuTHERA S. CuRTis^, pedigree as above : b. Nov. 
7, 1848 ; m., Oct. 8, 1867, Eli Batelorff^ farmer. Children were : 

I. Emerson, b. Sept. 3, 1868. 2. A dau. twin to Emerson. 3. 
Estella May, b. March 9, 1873. 

[Family 366.) Alonzo Allen^, Hiram^, (William Allen) Betsey 
Swinnerton^, (Benjamin Swinnerton) Elizabeth HalH, Stephen^, Per- 
cival% John": b. in Croydon, N. H., Feb. i, 1838; not married; 
was educated at Kimball Union Academy, Meriden, N. H. ; was a 
school teacher ; was a soldier in the war for the Union ; he enlisted 
Aug. 20, 1861, in Co. E, Capt. Ira McL. Barton, 5th Reg., N. H., 
called the " Fighting Fifth," Col. Edward E. Cross. Alonzo Allen 
was a soldier of great efficiency as well as of noble bearing, being over 
six feet in height, straight and well proportioned, his weight was over 
200 pounds ; his captain offered him the office of 2d sergeant, which 
he nobly declined in favor of his brother Oscar, who had seen service. 
Private Allen took part with his regiment during the first half of 
1862, in its drills, marches, fatigue duties, road making, bridge and 
tower building, in the siege of Yorktown, etc. ; the bridge which 
they constructed over the Chickahominy river called Sumner's grape 
vine bridge, was said by the French Prince de Joinville to have been 
the means of saving the army of the Potomac at the battle of Fair 
Oaks. Private Allen took an active and honorable part in the battles 
of Rappahannock Station, Yorktown and Fair Oaks ; in this last 
engagement June i, 1862, near its close, he received a severe wound, 
which at first was thought to be mortal, and so disabled him that he 
is incapacitated for manual labor for life ; he carries rebel lead yet in 
his body. He received an honorable discharge from the army, Sept. 
II, 1862, His fellow townsmen have elected him town clerk at 
seventeen annual elections last past ; in 1877, Gov. Cheney appointed 
him justice of the peace, which office he still holds ; he is also the 
postmaster of Croydon. He takes great interest in genealogical and 
historical researches, and has sent me very valuable contributions 
from the records of Croydon and elsewhere ; he also has been a 
contributor to the Press for these eight or ten years past. 

[Family 368.) OsCAR D. Allen^, pedigree as above: b. Dec. 14, 
1842: d. July 2, 1863, not married ; he was a soldier in the war for 
the Union, and the first who enlisted from Croydon ; he enlisted 
about April 22, 1861, in Co. D, Capt. McL. Barton, 5th Reg., N. 
H. Vols., Col. Mason W. Tappen ; mustered into service, May 2, 
1861, for three months. This regiment marcKed and counter- 
marched in Maryland and Virginia, and had a dusty time of it ; it 



42 2 iiall^ Genealogy. 

should have participated in the first battle of Bull Run ; and, if so, 
would probably have turned the scale in favor of the Union, in that 
nearly even balanced battle ; then the war might have been shortened, 
and its results would have been quite different from what they finally 
were. Oscar D. Allen frequently received the highest praise from 
Capt. Barton, and the other officers of his regiment for his good con- 
duct, soldierly bearing, faithfulness and reliability. His term of ser- 
vice expired, Aug. 9, 1861, and he spent ten delightful days among 
the hills of his native town, visiting the companions of his youth, 
and having a good time in the society of his dear kindred and loved 
ones; then, Aug. 20, 1861, he re-enlisted under the same captain in 
Co. E, as corporal, 5th Reg., N. H. Vols., Col. E.- E. Cross. 
Their first battle was at Rappahannock Station, March 28, 1862, in 
which all the men acquitted themselves worthy of all praise. On 
the 4th of April, 1862, the regiment embarked at Alexandria, Va., 
for the Peninsula ; they reached Ship Point, April 11, and were 
obliged to wade ashore from the steamer, and camp on the cold, 
wet ground, with no shelter but their wet blankets ; then began the 
building of corduroy roads and bridges, through the low swampy 
ground towards Yorktown. This regiment was often complimented 
by Gens. Howard and Sumner for its skill in its arduous • duties. 
And in Gen. McClellen's seige of Yorktown it acted a conspicuous 
part ; it was temporarily joined to the engineers' brigade under Gen. 
Woodbury ; it also constructed an observatory at general head- 
quarters, of heavy hewed timbers, lOO feet high and 40 feet base. 
On the 3d of May, Yorktown was evacuated by the enemy, and on 
the fifth the thunder of battle was heard from Williamsburgh by the 
"Fighting Fifth," and, eager for the fray, it started just at dark, in 
the midst of a terrific rain storm, and continued over the most ter- 
rible marching ground, with the mud nearly knee deep, in the midst 
of darkness, until nearly morning, coming up too late to share in the 
victory. By order of Gen. Sumner, the 5th New Hampshire began 
on the 25th of May, 1862, to build a bridge over the Chickahominy 
river and swamp, strong enough for artillery and loaded wagons to 
cross ; the swamp was corduroyed on both sides of the river, and 
the bridge was constructed of heavy logs and immense trees seventy- 
five rods in length ; it was finished on the 30th of May, at evening, 
just in time for Gen Sumner's corps to cross and save, on the next 
day. Gen. Casey's division from total destruction at the battle of Fair 
Oaks. A sudden rise of the river had carried away all the other 
bridges of the Chickahominy. In all these arduous toils of theregi- 



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ment, Corporal Allen was in his place and engaged, with the marked 
approval of his superiors. At the battle of Fair Oaks, where was 
the hottest musketry firing during the war, the " Fighting Fifth" 
fired the first and the last shot. Company E was on the extreme 
left of the regiment, and Corporal Allen stood in its front rank, in 
the center, and his brother Alonzo on the right ; the company went 
into the battle with fifty-seven fighting men, six of whom were 
killed and twenty-three wounded, including Alonzo Allen. During 
the " seven days battles" Corporal Allen was at his post, and with 
unflinching courage performed well his