Creek, Nebraska, where he
now lives. In 1870 he visited his grandfather Hall, and from him got the
record of that family. In some way his grandfather had the name of Thomas
Hall's wife, first generation, Lane instead of Story, as we have it. These
are his words: "The two progenitors of the Hall family are Thomas Hall
and Rebecca Lane; one born in Scotland and the other in Ireland." If this
be the case, then it must be that Rebecca Story was a widow, or that his
grandfather had heard of some former generation of which we have no knowledge.
1. Annie Azelia, b. May 14, 1872.[Family 89.] AZELIA PERMELIA SHAW,Ä pedigree as before: was born in Medina county, Ohio, December 2, 1847. She writes me this short sketch of her family: "My father, in his younger days learned the trade of shoemaking, but not liking it very well, tried farming, which suited him better; while mother, like her mother, spun and wove. My husband was one of a large family, and commenced the world for himself when he was thirteen. Leaving York State, he came to Michigan and engaged in the lumber business until after our marriage, when we concluded to have a home of our own, and bought a little farm of 70 acres near the city of lonia where we live comfortably and happily with our little ones. My early life was spent in going to school, teaching, and helping father and mother, as I had to be both boy and girl while Enos was in the army. After our mother's death, I came to Michigan, and lived with a distant cousin, on father's side, a Mr. Dyer, for nearly a year, where I became acquainted with my husband. On the 17th of October, 1877, I was married to Henry Groff Tingley, who is a kind husband and father. The clouds of girlhood have passed away, and the sun shines as bright as in childhood's dazes. The children---my little ones---are just starting in life with their first term in school. Life is all before them; and that it may be a bright one, is the wish of their mother. My husband was born in Erie county, New York, March 1, 1850."
2. Alice Martha, b. June 28, 1874, d. Feb. 15, 1879.
3. Charles Enos, b. Aug.22, 1881.
4. Edith Marion, b. March 2, 1885.
1. Harry A., b. September 4, 1878.
3. Fannie E., b. May 15,1882.
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born November 23, 1845, and was married to Alice Myers, September 8, 1878. They have three children.
[Family 91.] JULIA SOPHIA TILLOTSON,Ä Seymour H. and Elizabeth Phebe (Hall) Tillotson, as last named was born September 8, 1850, and was married to Nelson D. King, October 9, 1870. He is a blacksmith, and lives at Vicksburgh, Kalamazoo county.
[Family92.] LAURA MARIA TILLOTSON,Ä pedigree as before: was born January 14, 1852, and was married to Lewis C. Shorno, March 13, 1834. He is a carpenter, and they live at Portland, Oregon. They lived for awhile in Washington Territory.
Child: Mary Elizabeth, b. August 14, 1885.
[Family 93.] GEORGE E. TILLOTSON,Ä pedigree as before was born April 26, 1855 and was married to Eve Elizabeth_____ October 31, 1877. He is a blacksmith, and they live at Vicksburgh, Michigan.
[Family 94.] LYDIA MELVINA MILLERÄ Sydney and Esther Clarinda (Hall) Miller as last given: was born September 3, 1843, and was married to Edward M. Shipman, March 29, 1879. at Omaha, Nebraska. She died December 6, l870, leaving no children.
[Family 95.] SILAS, NATHAN MILLER,Ä pedigree as before: was born September 5, 1846, and was married to Alminda Dundas, June 26, 1872, at Sheridan, Nebraska He owns a homestead and timber claim, and, since 1872, has been engaged in merchandising, at North Auburn, Nebraska. He rents his farms. He is doing well, and is regarded as a rising man.
2. Infant b. June 14, 1885.
[Family 97.] EMMETT E. HALL.Ä
John E. and Lucy A. (Hamilton)Hall, last given: was born March 9,
1863, and was married to Cora Belle, daughter of Norman B. and Lizzie Yarwood,
October 20, 1884, at Rockport, Mo.
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[Family 98.] ESTHER J. HALL.Ä , Jonas Allen and Rebecca A. (Stanley) Hall,. as last given: was born January 17, 1856, and was married to William Corbitt, May 19, 1877. They have one boy and two girls, and live at Stanwood, Mecasta county, Michigan.
[Family 99.] ALICE M. HALL,Ä pedigree as before: was born May 19, 1857, and was married, February 11, 1882. to Elias Shults. They live at Hope, Barry county, Michigan.
[Family 100.] JAMES ABIFF HALL,Ä ~ Amos C. D. and Alice L. (Dundas) Hall, as last named: was born June 16, 1858, and was married, October 7, 1880, to Ella M. Gait, who was born in New York, August 10, 1857. He has been 11 years at North Auburn, Nebraska, and has been quite successful!
[Family 104.] ANNIE LAURA LETITIA HALL,Ä Ellery Robinson and Celinda V. (Fleming) Hall, as last given: was born November 12, 1862, and was married, April 30, 1884, to Gustavus A. Vockrodt, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is a Fifth Avenue druggist.
Hall Records (Part Three).
The Family of Jordan and Nancy (Neal) Hall
JORDAN HALL was the third child of Thomas and Rebecca (Story) Hall, born June 15, 1760, in the State of Delaware. The account sent me by his only living child, James Hall, is so complete, I insert it. I must say I have been disappointed in not being able to present more, as I have made special effort to add to this. Some have promised me full records, but did not send them. The likeness of James Hall, the oldest living descendant of this family, is a most excellent picture. He has my thanks for his help. Of his family he writes as follows:
My father sold his land in Delaware, which his father had given him, part paid down and part on trust. With the down pay he bought land on the West side of the Monongahela river, near Morgantown, and which he kept for some time, and sold a part of it to his brother Allen. With his last pay from the sale of his land in Delaware, he bought 400 acres of land of Thomas Davis, for what was then called 20 shillings per acre (6 shillings making a dollar). This tract lay on the Valley river, near what is now Fairmont. He moved upon it in 1788. After moving to it, he sold the rest of his Morgantown farm to Dudley Evans. The price gotten I do not know, but it was not much. With this money he bought more land adjoining his farm, and must have had in all, about 900 acres, which he gave to his children before his death. The farm is now owned by Hugh R. Linn. It is the same farm owned by Isaac Courtney, prior to his decease. None of the descendants own any part of the original farm. The 400 acre tract on which he lived and died was paid for by giving a black woman and two boys, one of whom was 12 and the other 14 years old. They were slaves which had been given as the last payment on his Delaware property.
My mother's people came
from Louden county, Virginia. She was a widow, and came to Monongalia county,
Virginia, in 1784. She had four daughters and two sons. My father got acquainted
with Nancy Neal, one of the daughters, on Cheat river, and married her
September 1, 1785. She was was born June 1, 1764. The following is the
inscription on the tombstones of himself and wife. They were buried on
the farm, about two miles from Palatine:
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Died June 2d, 1835, aged 74 years, 11 months, 17 days.
Born in Kent county, Delaware, June 15, 1760.
Settled in Monongalia Co., Virginia, Oct. 1780.
Moved to this farm in 1788.
NANCY, wife of Jordan
Died September 8, 1836, aged 72 years, 3 months, 7 days.
Born in Louden county, Virginia, June 1, 1761.
Came to Monongalia Co, Virginia, in 1784.
1. Rebecca, b. June 23, 1786. and marned Joseph Brummage, November 27, 1804. She died October 11, 1837. leaving a family, one of whom, Nelson Brummage, lives near Palatine.---Family 2.
2. Rynear, b. May 5, 1788.---Family 3.
3. Mary, b. June 21, 1790 and married Abram Barnes, November 24, 1808. She died June 3, 1865. She had a family, some of whom live in Palatine ; Peter, William, and Thomas, among the number.---Family 4.
4. Asa, b. Jan. 29, 1793, d. April 23, 1818.
5. Fannie, b. Dec. 17, 1794 and married Daniel Holland, June 15, 1820. She died February 23, 1868, leaving a family, one of whom, Isaac Holland is a minister of the M. E. Church. He was in Ritchie and Pleasants county, but I could get no reply to my letters sent there.---Family 5.
6. William N., b. Dec. 15, 1796, and married Elizabeth Courtney, February 19, 1818. He died April 27, 1884 at the advanced age of 88 years, leaving a family.---Family 6.
7. Jordan, b. May 30, 1800, and married Matilda Snell, August 31. 1826. He died September 11, 1834, leaving three children: i. Edgar M.; ii. Eugeas F.; iii. Joseph I. We could hear nothing from them.---Family 7.
8. James, b. May 15, 1802.---Family 8.
[Family 3.] RYNEAR HALL, Jordan and Nancy (Neal) Hall,Á Thomas and Rebecca (Story) Ha11À : was born May 5, 1788, and married Susannah Lowe, September 7, 1815. I got the following record from his son Jordan. written on his 61t birthday. Jordan lived at Parkersburgh. He is now dead, I believe. Rynear Hall's wife, Susannah Lowe, was connected with the large and respectable family of that name, who lived a few miles from Fairmont.
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I did not get the following from any member of this family: Rynear Hall and his family were Presbyterians, and used to go to Fairmont to the old log church there. He had twelve sons and two daughters. These were all baptized at one time, and people who heard of the affair, rode for miles to see it. The family would come to church on horseback, and the number of them put one in mind of a band of troopers. They lived about five miles from Fairmont. The farm is now owned by Nelson Hull. Here he lived, and died August 12, 1862. His wife died October 27, 1842.
1. Jordan, b Nov. 25, 1817, and married 1st, Mary Salina Morris, September 30, 1841; 2d, Elizabeth Swiger, September 19, 1848. He had children. He lived and died at Parkersburgh. ---Family 9.Jordan Hall wrote me that he did not know the dates of marriages of his brothers in the West. He must have referred to numbers 8, 12, and 13.
2. Asa Lowe, b. Jan. 31, 1819, d. October 4, 1844.
3. Elizabeth, b. February 19, 1820, d. February 15, 1852, unmarried.
4. Charles Swearingen, b. March 30, 1821, and married Sarah F. Arnold, in 1843, and died in June or July, 1857.---Family 10.
5. Ephraim Benoni, b. Aug. 29, 1822, and married Ella Sophia Jones, May 10, 1854. (See Part Two, page 57, Family 48.) I hope to have something to add, in the supplement, from Mr. Hall, as he has promised me something.---Family 11.
6. John Newton, b. September 14, 1823, and married Ann Eliza Jones, April 5, 1850. (See Part Two, page 57, Family 49.) He lives in the West. His wife and three children are buried in the vault he built in the Jones cemetery.---Family 12.
7 Rebecca, b. Feb. 23, 1825, and married Joseph S. Morris, in 1844, and died in August, 1856.---Family 13.
8 and 9. Nathan Harrison and Moses Allen, b. July 23, 1826. Moses married Fidelia Martin, and died July 25, 1875., Moses,--- Family 14.
10. Robert Felix, b. March 11, 1828, and married Sarah J. Hayhurst, April 21, 1853.---Family 15.
11. Rynear Milton, b. Aug. 29, 1829, and married Sarah A. Duvall, April 22, 1852. He died August 12, 1862.---Family 16.
12. Seth Enos, b. Feb. 5, 1831.
13. Isaac Courtney, b. April 11, 1832.
14. James Nelson, b. Nov. 13, 1835, and died November 16, 1835.
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[Family 8.] JAMES HALL, pedigree as before: was born May 15, 1802, and was raised about two miles from Palatine. He married Elizabeth Yates, August 16, 1827. In 1879, he was living at Brown's Mills, Harrison county, but has since moved, and now lives at Grangeville, Marion county. He has written me often in reply to inquiries, and has furnished me all the dates for part three, except the record of his brother Rynear's family. He has a very retentive memory, and has furnished me most of the dates from memory. The two letters from him, printed in the preface, are full of our family history. His wife died March 11, 1881. He is now 84 years old, and is still in good health for one of his age.
1. Oliver C., b. Nov. 5, 1828, and married Jane Medroy, February 10, 1851. His father does not know anything about him.---Family 17.Hall Records (Part Four). 77
2. Nancy M., b. June 22, 1830, and married Michael Deck, April 5, 1855. She is dead, and left two children. ---Family 18.
3. John C., born March 16, 1832, and married Laura Willey, February 25, 1851. She is dead, and left five children.---Family 19.
4. Rebecca, b. July 5, 1834, and married Daniel Arnett, April 12, 1860. She is still living, with four children.---Family 20.
5. Matilda, b. June 20, 1836. and married David Bice, February 12, 1854. He was born May 24, 1853. She is still living, with six children. Their daughter, Flora A., married T. B. Cross, a Baptist minister, February 27, 1879. They now live at Morristown, Belmont county, Ohio. Their children are: i. Spurgon Blair, b. Nov. 26, 1879; ii. Dana Ward, b. January 31, 1882; iii. David Franklin, b. July 23, 1884.---Family 21.
6. Fanny, b. June 23, 1838, and married Samuel Knight, May 20, 1855. He was born May 12, 1832. She is still living, with two children.---Family 22.
7. William Harrison, b. October 23, 1840, and was killed at Port Republic, June 9, 1862. He was a Union soldier.
8. Martin, b. October 25, 1842. He was a soldier, and lost a leg. He is unmarried.
9. Jordan Clay, b. November 25, 1844, and married Louisa Hall, February 19, 1880. They are both living; no children.
10. Mary Jane, b. November 25, 1846, and married James K. P. Yates, March 7, 1865. They are still living, and have three children.---Family 23.
Rynear and Eleanor (Haymond) Hall.
Of the life of RYNEAR HALL, we know no more than of his brothers. He was born in Delaware, October 18, 1762, and came to Cheat river and from there to Monongalia county. He married Eleanor Haymond; quite likely while they still lived near Morgantown. The letter which follows was written by him in 1801, in an argument with Isaac Morris, who lived a few miles from Clarksburg. It was preserved among some old papers, and fell into the hands of a relative, James T. Morris, who gave it to me in 1879. It was written just as it appears ; I thought best to do this. It is as follows:
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had pleasure in unrighteousness
or sin, and which the Baptists say they cannot do without, and certainly
is as necessary as their daily bread. I do insinuate that your God and
mine can hardly be the same, for I believe if the devil was possessed of
creative and destructive power, he could not be worse employed than in
creating myriads of immortal beings, capable of punishment, with a full
determination to make them as miserable as hell's torments can make them,
to all eternity. If this be the character of your God, I cannot adore nor
fall down to him, even should I be cast into the furnace, seven times hotter
than you or Mr. Shinn can heat it. You say that they do not, nor never
will know that they are reprobated. That may keep them ignorant of their
decreed destiny, but where is the justice and mercy of the Decreor, and
where is the sincerity in inviting them to come where he has pre-determined
they never should come? You say they are condemned for not doing that good
which they have a natural ability to do. But we say, man has no ability
by nature to do one good act, but it is all of grace in Christ. The devils
believe, yes; but the elected Baptists will not go so far as to tremble
for fear that they should merit salvation, for they cannot distinguish
between purchasing and obtaining that which is already purchased. "Ye will
not come," &c. was spoken to a people (not like the Methodists), but
to a people that held, and believed that they were the elect, and all the
rest reprobates. Now who were they most like, the Baptist or Methodist?
It is better for you, I think, not to mention any scripture, for you are
so unfortunate that your own weapons stab you; for, contrary to the assertion
of that Jew who had not eaten anything common, but by a vision was convinced
of his error of election and reprobation, you say that God is a respector
of persons, and to prove it, you fetch in the case of Cain and Abel. You
say He was a respecter of persons in their day, and He changes not. But
I say He was not a respecter of persons, but of actions, in their day as
well as in Peter's, and of the persons on account of their actions. Let
God answer for himself: "And the Lord said unto Cain, why art thou wroth,
and why is thy countenance fallen? If thou doest well, shalt not thou be
accepted, and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at thy door." I will put
down the place, as you cannot find all that is in the Bible, for fear you
have overlooked it. Genesis, iv. chapter, and the 6th verse and part of
the 7th. I cannot find out when Mr. Morris found out the secret will of
God. Was it when he was a Presbyterian, or a regular Baptist, or a separate,
or a Seventh day, or a first day Baptist. But, if it is revealed to him
at all, it is no longer a secret will, but a
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revealed ; and his secret will must be consonant with his revealed will. I am referred to that which follows for the answer and proof of the Methodists not understanding one word of the Bible. One of these is the absolute final perseverance of the Saints; and I conclude if sin does not make them fall from grace, they never will fall; and you say that sin they do, and sin they will. They can't live without it; and so it is sin, and grace, Christ, and Belial, have got such good friends that they can live together in one house. Now, if you will take all the ifs and ands, buts and whens, fors and becauses, &C., out of the Bible, You may make it prove your absohite final perseverance in grace, and sin, (your I will, and you shall). You say that God gave his son for mankind. You mean the elect. You say that Christ spake not as God, but as man, for a caution for all to make their calling and election sure, which He, as God, had made sure many thousands of years before, for some, and the rest, calls them only to mock them, having never shed one drop of blood for them. How can it be possible that the second text belongs to me. If I never had faith, how could I depart from it? Is this your reconciling? You say the Scripture doth not say when God shall cleanse his people from their sins, but you have found out that it is not to be in this life. How durst you to limit the holy one of Israel, or to say he will not save his people without death or the grave, for you say he will not do it until death and the resurrection. If this is not death, or grave purgatory, what is it? You say these are christian characters, though imperfect, while here. This is the capstone of your absurdities. Now who * * * To what length will not your principles carry you? You think the Methodists cannot stand the test of their own doctrine. For my part, I think it much better than a death purgatory. Now, sir, I have got to the end of your brief letter, and conclude you could not expect a very smooth answer, after the absurdities, ridicule, and contradictions of your letter. Having little time to write, I must conclude, for I am (though reprobated by you and Mr. Shinn) a lover of truth, but an enemy to erroneous principles, which tends to licentious practices, and clips the wings of virtuous actions.
The following is a part
of his will. It was furnished by Miss Arah J. Courtney, of Randall, Monongalia
county. The remainder is lost:
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Item---I give and bequeath unto my dear and loving wife, Eleanor Hall, one horse and cow (choice), bed and furniture, cupboard and furniture, saddle and bridle.
Item---I give and bequeath unto George Thomas, his heirs and assigns, my stock in the Monongalia Farmer's Company, of Virginia
Item---I give and bequeath unto my nephew, Rynear H. Mason, his heirs and assigns, one hundred dollars.
Item---I give and bequeath to Rynear Hall, his heirs and assigns 50 dollars.
Item---I give unto William Hall, 25 dollars.
Item---1 give Ann Evans 50 dollars to be paid to her if she lives with my wife till she is eighteen years of age.
Item---I give black Peter 50 dollars.
Item---I give Nathan Hall, Jr., 50 dollars.
Item---I give and bequeath to Nathan Hall, my brother, 100 dollars.
Item---I give my brother, Allen Hall, 100 dollars. I
Item---I give and bequeath unto my said wife, Eleanor, the plantation I now live on, including the whole conveyed to me by Clerk Hollenback, during her remaining my widow; but in case she marries, then half of said land during her life; then after her death, I desire that the aforesaid tract of land shall be sold by my executor, and the money arising from such sale be equally divided between Nathan and Allen Hall, and George Thomas, their heirs and assigns.
Item---I give Rebecca Courtney, my sister, 50 dollars.
Item---I give Rynear Dosin 50 dollars; and after my debts and burial expenses and all other expenses attending to the premises are as well as the foregoing legacies are paid, I give the remainder of my estate that is personal unto my brothers Jordan, Nathan, and Allen, and my sister, Rebecca Courtney, or such of them as shall survive me.
Item---I give and bequeath unto my said wife, Eleanor Hall, the other half of my personal estate, which shall remain as aforesaid.
The will is superscribed on the back as follows:
Due Hall estate on notes
and book account, $1700.
Bank stock, $125.
Goods and chattels, $700.
They never had any children.
He died April 1, 1818, and is buried in the Haymond graveyard, near Palatine.
He was much respected by all who knew him.
Hall Records (Part Five).
The Family of Nathan and Elizabeth (Robinson) Hall.
NATHAN HALL was born May 1, 1765, and married Elizabeth Robinson (nee
George). The record of this family is very meagre. He went to the Swamp
Settlement, Taylor county, and lived for a number of years, and died there.
He had several children. We only have the record of two families. One of
the daughters married a Williamson. A. G. Hall's first wife was a daughter
of that lady. Mary, another daughter, married William Warder, and died
at Webster, Taylor county, not many years ago. Several of the descendants
have gone West, and those I did hear from were not supplied with any data.
[Family 2.] JESSE HALL,Â Nathan and Elizabeth (Robinson) Hall,Á Thomas and Rebecca (Story) HallÀ : was born November, 1791, and married Sarah Bryan, September 30, 1813. She was born in 1788. He lived about one and a half miles from Newburgh, at a place called Scotch Hill. His farm was underlaid with the celebrated Newburgh vein of semi-bituminous coal, and was bought and worked out several years ago. lie died December 21, 1858, and his wife in 1861. They are both buried near the farm, at Bethel Church.
1. Matthew R., b. November 18, l815, who lives at Albia, Iowa. I wrote to him, but received no reply. He could have given me much information.82 Hall Records.
2. Elizabeth, b. June 29, 1817.
3. Nancy B., b. April 1, 1819.
4. Nathan, b. Sept. 14, 1821.
5. Frances, b. May 16 1823.
6. George B., b. Nov. 28, 1824.
7. Ashford, b. Dec. 22,1826, and married Mary Blume, May 15, 1855. They had a family, one of whom, Flora, was born at Oakland, Md. April 30, 1860, and died at Stryker, Ohio, December 28, 1884. She was a graduate of the Wheeling Female College, and a teacher afterwards in that institution,
There is much I have not gotten. One of the above daughters married Reuben Warthen, and another, _____Wilkins, and they each had families. I think Matthew R. is married. Others of this family are in the West. This part could have been made very interesting if answers had been made to my inquiries.
and at other places. Another daughter, Luella, is now a teacher.
8. William A., b. Jan.10, 1829.
NATHAN HALL, pedigree as before: was born November 4, 1799. He lived with his father, and either inherited his estate or bought the shares of the other heirs, for he lived and died where his father had lived. He married, December 18, 1820, Mary Means, who was born November 6, 1801. He owned a fine farm in Taylor county, and died September 28, 1846, aged 47 years. His wife died April 16, 1863.
1. Isaac, b. Oct. 5, 1821, and m. 1st, Catharine Jones, Nov. 3, 1843; 2d, Reade, and died July 9, 1856.I very much regret not being able to get this part fuller.
2. Lucy Ann, b. Nov. 5, 1823, and m. Jacob Miller, Nov. 3,1848.
3. Jesse, b. Feb. 13, 1826, and d. Nov. 10, 1851.
4. Cyrene, b. July 10, 1828, and m. William Kincaid.
5. Jacob M., b. Nov. 27, 1830, d. April 27, 1834.
6. Elizabeth b. April 30, 1833, and m. Israel Forman. He is a photographer, at Fairmont.
7. William K., b. Oct. 11, 1835, and m. Abalone Knotts, March 3, 1859. His son, James K., furnished me this record. His father has the home place, about four miles from Grafton.
8. Wilbur F., b. Sept. 24, 1838, and m. Priscilla Marquis, March 1, 1860.
9. Nathan, b. Dec. 23, 1840, and m. 1st, Maria Marquis. She died and he married again.
10. Mary C., b. Dec. 7, 1843, and m. Lucas Forman, April 29, 1864.
11. Sarah, b. Dec. 22, 1845, and m. Jacob J. Shroyer, April 23, 1865. He has a family, one of whom, Lillie, attended the Normal School, at Fairmont, for some time.
The Family of Allen and Nancy (Thrapp) Hall.
ALLEN HALL was born May 10, 1767, in Delaware, and his father dying when he was but five years of age, he, with six other children, was left to the kind protecting care of his mother. When about fifteen years old, his mother brought the family to the West. Here he was married to Nancy Thrapp, June 20, 1793, and to them were born five boys and five girls, all of whom grew up, but one daughter. After marrying, he settled on a farm near Morgantown, Virginia (now West Virginia), and improved it until 1806, when he sold out, and, in 1811, moved to Licking county, Ohio, where he died, April 2, 1845, at the age of 78 years. His wife was born March 30, 1770, in Maryland. She died February 12, 1857, aged 87 years. They lived to see all their family married and settled in life. He bought a part of the property of his brother Jordan, at Morgantown, and received by will, a part of his brother Rynear's estate. He settled near where Newark now stands.
1. Jordan, b. March 14, 1794.---Family 2.
2. Sarah, b. Sept. 25, 1795.---Family 3.
3. Parthena, b. April 5, 1797.---Family 4.
4. Delila, b. March 7, 1799 d. of consumption.
5. James, b. Feb. 23, 1801.---Family 5.
6. Samuel, b. April 9, 1803.---Family 6.
7. Jesse, b. March 12, 1805.---Family 7.
8. Matilda, b. July 6, 1807.---Family 8.
9. Nathan, b. Sept. 1, 1811.---Family 9.
10. Rebecca, b. Feb. 24, 1814.---Family 10.
[Family 2.] JORDAN HALL,
Allen and Nancy (Thrapp) Hall, Thomas and Rebecca (Story) Hall : was born
March 14, 1794, and married Jalianna Stean, July 14, 1817, and settled
in Licking county, Ohio, where he died. His wife was born December 24,
1798. They had eight children---two boys and six girls. His farm was near
his father's. He died December 8, 1876.
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1. Allen Findley, b. June 16, 1818.---Family 11.
2. Nancy, b. Oct. 5, 1819.
3. Julianna, b. Nov. 9, 1821.
4. Emma, b. Jan 6, 1825, d. Sept. 17,1828.
5. Ulysses Custer, b. March 30, 1828.
6. Mary, b. Feb. 9, 1832, d. Jane 1, 1877.
7. Matilda, b. Feb. 14, 1834, d. May 14, 1855
8. Eleanor, b. Sept. 23, 1836.---Family 12.
[Family 3.] SARAH HALL,\ pedigree as before: was born September 25, 1795, and was married, August 10, 1817, to Shadrack Ruark, who was born November 9, 1796. He was a Methodist minister. They traveled a few years, and then moved to Illinois, where they both died. Got no clue to their children. In the old family Bible, now in the hands of Charles Boys (by marriage). is found the following births of Ruarks, supposed to be of this family:
1. Malinda, b. May 10, 1818.[Family 4.] PAR'THENA HALL, pedigree as before: was born April 5, 1797, and was married, June 2, 1824, to John Price. He was a farmer. They soon moved to Illinois. She is now dead. Could get no further record. The following names appear in the Bible named above:
2. Parthena Ann b. Nov. 24, 1819.
3. Milton Riley, b. March 10, 1822.
4. James McKendre, b. May 30, 1824.
5. Caroline Matilda, b. May 30, 1829.
1. Allen Hall, b. March 28, 1825.
2. Nancy, b. June 6, 1827.
3. Rebecca Emeline, b. July 6, 1829.
[Family 5.] JAMES HALL, pedigree as before: was born February 23, 1801, in Monongalia county, Virginia. He went with his father to Ohio, and was there married to Cynthia L. Johnson, of Licking county. She was born June 9, 1806, aml they were married September 2, 1826, and had five children. He went to Illinois and settled there, and died there July 4, 1883, aged 82 years. His wife is still living. The engraving at the beginning of this part, is good for the photograph furnished the engraver. He was a robust man during the days of his manhood.
1. Minerva Ann, b. Jan. 25, 1828.---Family 13.
2. Barzilla J., b. Feb. 19, 1830.----Family 14.
3. Jesse Q, b. July 14,
4. Aurelia M., b. Aug. 22, 1836.---Family 16.
5. Emily M., b. Jan. 6, 1842.---Family 17.
[Family 6.] SAMUEL HALL, pedigree as before was born April 9, 1803, and was married, April 15, 1824, to Martha Wamsley. He settled in Pullman county, northwest Ohio, where he and his wife still live. They have been married 62 years. He is a farmer. They have a large family of eleven persons. He has written me several letters in regard their family history. His address is Gilboa, Ohio. They have 26 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren.
1. James M., b. July 30, 1825, and was married August 15, 1847, to Miss Julia Ann, daughter of James and Eliza Mills. They have no children. He died, a soldier at Murphreesboro, Tennessee, April 15, 1862.---Family 18.88 Hall Records.
2. Emeline E., b. April 30, 1828, and was married to George Morehead, son of Calvin and Sarah Morehead, April 3, 1845. They settled in the city of Toledo, 0., where she died April 16, 1877. They had two children, Herman S. and Sarah M. Herman married Carrie Sawyer. They live in Columbus. He is in a boot and shoe store. They have one child. Sarah married Bert Miles, and has three children. They live in Atlanta, Georgia.---Family 19.
3. Melissa, b. September 3, 1831; and was married to Eli Henderson, August 30, 1849. She died July 25, 1863. They have two children, Martha A., and Irene. Martha married James Gardner, and has no children. Irene married Joseph Justice, and has two children.---Family 20.
4. Allen C., b. May 11, 1834, and was married, June 14, 1855, to Jemima, daughter of Otha and Sarah Crawfis, and has seven children: i. Mattie ii. Otha iii. Ella; iv. Fidelia; v. Cora; vi. William; vii. Ony. Mattie married Perry Stout, and has four children Otha married Jennie McCollough, and has one child, Ella married George Kisserberth, and has one child.---Family 21
5. John F., b April 30, 1836 and was married, May 15, 1857, to Nancy Hoglan, and died November 4, 1862, leaving three children: i. Luella; ii. Jennie; iii. Addie. Luella married Lewis Hunter; Jennie married Eugene Townsend; Addie married John Zharnd.---Family 22.
6. Mary Ann, b. April 16, 1838, and was married, May 29, 1856 to Jerome Yaunkin. She died September 22, 1859, leaving two children, Mary and Celia. Mary married Jont Darling, and has three children; Celia married Wilson Conn, and has no children.---Family 23.
7. Orpha, b. July 21, 1840, and was married December 25, 1867, to Orvill, son of Newton and Barbara Thrapp.
She died March 3, 1883, leaving two, children, Daisy and Alma.---Family 24.
8. Elvira, b. May 3, 1843, and m. William, son of William and Elizabeth McClure, April 16, 1863. They have no children.---Family 25.(Family 7.) JESSE HALL, pedigree as before: was born March 12, 1805, and married Margaret Marshall (nee Guthrie). She was born October 10, 1806. He was a farmer, and owned about five hundred acres of land, at different times. He was found dead in his bed, Jan. 4, 1872; supposed to be of hear disease, as he was subject to it. Mrs. Drown writes of her father: "My dear father was a man of strong mind, and very firm to follow his convictions of right." Mrs. Dukes writes:
9. Celia, b. Jan. 27, 1847, and m. Wilson, son of George and Nancy Bacon, Jan. 16, 1868. She died August 5, 1871, leaving one daughter, Emma.---Family 26.
Error.-Two children died; they are:
22 . Fidelia, b. July 5, 1827, dead.
32 . Jasper, b. March 26, 1830, dead.
"Mother was a widow, with two children, when father married her; a son and a daughter, both of whom live in Iowa. Father was one of the pioneers of Putnam county, coming to it when it was all a wilderness. By hard labor and perseverance, he amassed a goodly portion of property. He was a man of sound judgment and sterling worth; a member of the M.E. Church, as are all members of his family now living."
His wife died Sept. 25, 1870, of lung fever.
1. Newton, b. Nov. 18, 1832, d. March 15, 1842.(Family 8.) MATILDA HALL, pedigree as before: was born July 6, 1807, and married Henry Langstaff, April 14, 1836. They left two children, but we could get no clue, but that of their settling in Putnam county, near the home place.
2. Sallie Ann, b. Aug. 16, 1834; d. Sept.16, 1855.
3. Emma, b. June 1, 1837.---Family 27.
4. Jordan, b. April 10, 1839, d. March 16, 1842.
5. Matilda, b. Nov. 17, 1840.---Family 28.
6. Filenda, b. April 1, 1843, d. Sept. 28. 1858.
7. Aurilla, b. April 19, 1845.---Family 29.
(Family 9.) NATHAN QUINN
HALL, pedigree as before: was born September 1, 1811, and married Rebecca
Whips, November 12, 1839. He died, leaving no heir. His estate was settled
up by his brother-in-law, Thomas D. Flemming. He was a physician, at St.
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[Family 10.] REBECCA HALL, pedigree as before: was b. February 24, 1814, and married Thomas D. Fleming, February 17, 1831. He was born January 14, 1807. She is still living, at Elizabethtown, Licking county, Ohio. I could get no further record. Her husband is a farmer, and settled near her father's place.
2. Matilda Jane, b. Aug. 16, 1833.
3. Hugh A., b. Sept. 26, 1837.
4. Cynthia M., b. May 9, 1851.
[Family 11.] ALLEN FINDLEY HALL, Jordan and Julianna (Steen) Hall,Â Allen and Nancy (Thrapp) Hall, Thomas and Rebecca (Story) HallÀ: was born June 16, 1818. He married, and has one daughter, who married _____Stone, who is his partner in the boot and shoe trade, in Newark, Ohio. I sent a letter to the postmaster at Newark, which reached Mr. Hall and he has sent me all the items he could get. He has given very little of his own family history, which I regret, as it is probable there should be more families under this brotherhood.
[Family 12.] ELEANOR HALL, ped. as before: was b. Sep 23, 1836, and was married November 7, 1865, to James Colville, who was b. June 29, 1836, in Licking Co. They live at Fallsburg, Ohio.
2. Desso Vastine, b. June 15, 1873.
3. Darwin Otto, b. Feb. 12, 1875.
[Family 13.] MINERVA ANN HALL, James and Cynthia L. (Johnson) Hall, as last given: was born January 25, 1828, in Licking county, Ohio, and was married to Christopher Broaddus, September 5, 1844, in Marshall county, Illinois. He was born September 20, 1819, at Bowling Green, Caroline county, Virginia.
1. Cynthia Lovernia, b. May 6, 1847, in Marshall county, Illinois, and married Hiram V. Crossland, April 6, 1876, at Lacon, Illinois. He was b. April 29, 1848. They have children as follows: i. Infant, b. and d. April 1, 1877. ii. George Marshall, b. July 11, 1878. iii. Cynthia Venton, b. March 5, 1880. iv. Viola June, b. June 10, 1882. v. Hiram Edw., b. March 29, 1884.90 Hall Records.
2. Helen M., b. Jan. 9 1850.[Family 14.] Barzilla J. HALL,Ã pedigree as before: was born February 19, 1830, in Licking county, Ohio, and was m. Jan. 22, 1852, to Mary A. Long, who was b. Oct. 2, 1835, at Lacon, Illinois.
3. James Hall, b. June 21, 1852, d. Nov. 26, 1852.
4. Jessica Harriet, b. April 27, 1854, and m. September 8, 1875, Landon H. Tarr, who was born May 3,1841, in Columbiana county, Ohio. Children are: i. Winnifred Harriet, b. Sept. 28, 1877, d. March 23, 1879. ii. Lamont Broaddus, b. Dec. 20, 1879, d. Aug. 22 1881. iii. Albertus Guy, b. Jan. 18, 1882, d. Aug. 22, 1882.
5. Lucy Jane, b. Aug. 3, 1857 and m., Dec. 31, 1879, Chas. D. Dissonsway, who was born April 16, 1851, at Petersburg, Virginia. She died Dec 1 1881.
6. Florence Emma, b. Aug. 16, 1860.
7. Marshall Hall, b. April 19, 1864.
8. Almedia Gayle, b. Oct 30, 1866.
9. Alice Virginia, b. Nov. 13, 1868.
Children are:[Family 15.] JESSE Q. HALL, pedigree as before: was b. July 14, 1833, in Marshall county, Illinois, and was married, 1st, to Isabella Shepard, who was b. Nov 11. 1831, June 23,1855, and who d. March, 24, 1864, at Lacon, Illinois; 2d, to Mary Weaklan, in 1870. Children were:
1. James H., b. Dec. 2, 1852, in La Salle county. Illinois, and d. July 27, 1854.
2. Jesse Quinn, b. Oct. 12, 1854, and was m., June 17, 1877, to Lizzie A. Zimmerman, who was b. Oct. 19, 1856, in Ohio. They have children: i. Katie May, b. May 3, 1878. ii. Jennie Adella, b. Jan. 23, 1881. iii. Nellie, b. July 19, 1884.
3. Charlotte May, b. March 13, 1859, d. Dec. 8, 1864.
4. Cyntoia L., b. Jan. 16, 1862, d. Nov. 27, 1864.
5. Barzilla Howard, b. Sept. 26, 1866,
6. Mary Adella, b. Nov. 19, 1868.
7. Charles Harvey, b. Sept. 6, 1872.
8. Alpheus Eddy D., b. Nov. 9, 1874.
9. All. H. Bliss, b. Oct. 10, 1876.
1. James H., b. July 10, 1856, in Marshall county, Illinois. He m. Jan. 1, 1878, Eve E. Holland, who was b. Oct. 2, 1856. They have children. i. Inez V., b. Sept.22, 1878. ii. L. Quinn, b. Feb. 15,1884.Hall Records (Part Six). 91
2. Eva N., b. March 27, 1860.
3. Carrol A., b. Jan. 27, 1862, and ni., Dec. 15, 1881, Wm.C. Ramsey.
By second wife:[Family 16.] AURELIA M. HALL,Ã pedigree as before: was b. Aug. 22, 1836, in Marshall county, Illinois, and was m. to Charles Boys, Sept.24, 1857. He was b. Sept.14, 1837. He is a dealer in lumber, lath, shingles, sash, doors, blinds, lime, etc., at Washburn, Illinois. He sent me the record of this entire brotherhood, and ordered the engravings which appear under this part.
4. Tracy Quinn, b. July 11, 1871.
5. Burton Jesse, b. Sept. 11, 1873.
6. Mabel Lee, b. May 15, 1876.
7. Edna June, b. Jan. 13, 1878.
8. Clifton Vaughan, b. Jan. 28, 1880.
1. Minnie H. b. April 24, 1862. She is making a study of music.
2. Ida Cynthia, b. May 29, 1864. She assists her father in his business, having taken a full commercial course.
[Family 17.] EMILY M. HALL, pedigree as before: was b. Jan. 6, 1842, in Marshall county, Illinois, and was m., Aug. 25, 1864, to Albert W. Jones, who was b. at Chillicothe, Peoria county, Illinois.
1. Julius Charles, b. Aug. 2, 1865, d. May 11, 1883.
2. James Hall, b. Dec. 10, 1867.
[Family 27.] EMMA HALL, Jesse and Margaret (Marshall) Hall, Allen and Nancy (Thrapp) Hall, Thomas and Rebecca (Story) Hall, was b. June 1, 1837, and was m. to Rev, P. A. Drown, Oct.26, 1858. Her husband was b. Dec. 25, 1831, and has been engaged in regular pastoral work since 1858, with the exception of two years, in which he was recuperating his health, He is connected with the Central Ohio Conference.
1. Eva Lulu, b. Nov. 14, 1859, She is a teacher.
2. Mary Ursula, b. April 11,1862.
3. Wilbur Fisk. b. May 11, 1866.
4. Margaret E., b. Feb 14, 1868.
5. Stella E., b. March 16, 1870, d. Oct. 22, 1879.
6. Linneaus M., b. April 18, 1874.
(Family, 28.) MATILDA HALL, pedigree as before: was b. Nov. 17, 1840, and was m. to Wm. S. Lenhart, Nov. 9, 1860, at Webster, Ohio, by Rev. Philip A. Drown. Husband was b. Feb. 13, 1838, in Mahoning county, Ohio. He was selling agricultural implements, in 1885.
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1. Lula, b. Aug. 18, 1866.
2. Netta, b. Feb. 7, 1872, d. July 19, 1872.
3. Adella, b. Oct. 4,1874.
[Family 29.] AURILLA HALL, pedigree as before: was b. April 19, 1845, and m. David N. Dukes. Feb. 12, 1866. He was b. Sept. 19, 1843, and d. Dec. 31, 1880, from a gun-shot wound. He accidentally discharged the gun. He was a farmer, but, since her husband's death, Mrs. Dukes has lived at Ada, Ohio, in order to afford better educational advantages for her son. She was educated at the Wesleyan Female College, at Delaware, Ohio.
1. Glenn Hall, b. Jan.18, 1867Hall Records (Part Seven). 93
2. Cecil, b. June 19, 1877, d. 'June 21,1877.
Following are the inscriptions on their tombstones:
JOHN COURTNEY, died October
3, 1839, aged 72.
"Servant of God, well done!
The glorious warfare past:
The battle's fought, the victory 's won,
And thou art crowned at last."
REBECCA COURTNEY, wife
of John Courtney, died
September 22, 1854, aged 83 years, 4 months.
"Redeemed from earth and pain,
O, when shall we ascend?
And in Jesus' presence reign,
With our translated friend?"
1. Isaac, b. Sept. 28, 1798.---Family 2.
2. Thomas, b. March 31, 1800, d. July 28, 1822.
3. Parthena, b. Jan. 3, 1802, d., Nov. 19, 1811'.
4. John Hall, b. Jan. 19, 1804.---Family 3.
5. Rebecca, b. Dec. 25, 1805.---Family 4.
6. Jane, b. March 3, 1808.---Family 5.
7. Arah, b. June 25, 1810.--- Family 6.
8. Mary, b. March 26, 1814, d. July 27, 1822.
9. Eleanor, b. April 8, 1817.---Family 7.
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[Family 2.] ISAAC COURTNEY, John and Rebecca (Hall) Courtney, Thomas and Rebecca (Story) Ha11 : was b. Sept. 28, 1798, in Monongalia county, Virginia. and was m. 1st, to Elizabeth Hall, March 27, 1823: 2d, to Sarah Lynn, March 24, 1836. He had no children by his first wife, but had ten by his second:
1. Louisa, b. May 1, 1837, d. Sept. 2, 1839.
2. Thomas P., b. July 6, 1839, m. Annie Gray, Nov. 29, 1860, and have chi1dren as follows: i. Mary Ellie, b. Aug. 16, 1862, d. March 6,1870. ii. Sarah Evie, b. March 28,1869. iii. Isaac D. Linn, b. Oct. 16, 1872. He has given me all the aid he could.
3. Robert L., b. Aug. 4. 1841 d. Jan. 17, 1842.
4. Mary C, b. April 30, 1844 d. Oct. 6, 1870.
5. Parthena E., b. May 5, 1847, and m. S. F. Malette, in 1864. He d. Jan. 19, 1884 leaving the following children: i. Isaac C. b. Aug. 26, 1865; ii. Willie H., b. Nov. 14, 1867; iii. Mary Roberta, b. Sept 16, 1877.
6. Priscilla L., b. Sept 16, 1849, and m. E. Merrifield, Jan. 3, 1871. Their children are i. Flora B., b. Nov. 23, 1871. ii. Leslie E. C., b. May 12, 1875. iii. Thomas A., b. Nov. 28, 1876.
7. Isaac N., b. Aug.17, 1851, d. Jan.16, 1868.
8. Arah Ann. b. Sept. 3, 1854, d. Dec.19, 1856.
9. Nancy Belle, b. July 30, 1857, d. Sept. 24, 1870.
10. James W., b. May 6, 1859, drowned March 6, 1870.
[Family 3.] JOHN HALL COURTNEY, pedigree as before: was b. Jan.19, 1804, in Monongalia county, and m., Dec.14, 1847, Nancy McDonough. He d. July 7,1876, and she died Nov. 3, 1876, scarcely four months between their deaths. Mr. Courtney was a much-esteemed man, and left a wide circle of friends. The poem below was written by him, and delivered as a welcome to the soldiers, who were met at Laurel Point, July 4, 1865.
WELCOME TO OUR RETURNED SOLDIERS.
"Behold! the day at length
For which we sighed, and wept, and prayed:
The rising sun of Peace is seen,
And lo! the tide of blood is stayed.
And now, our husbands, brothers, sons,
We haste to meet them here today;
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With hearts and hands,
we all, as one,
This mite of tribute thus we pay.
While thus we meet our friends again,
There is one sad and solemn thought-
Our absent ones---by rebels slain:
Their virtues ne'er will be forgot.
But when we meet, in future days,
Our annual festival to keep,
We'll teach our children, all, to pay
Them tribute, though in death they sleep."
The above was published in the Morgantown Post. He was a consistent member of the M. E. Church, as is almost his entire family. They generally were members of the church at Bethel, Monongalia county.
1. Arah Jane, b. Oct 5, 1848. After their parents' death, she kept the family together, and all who are single still live together.[Family 4.] REBECCA COURTNEY, pedigree as before: was b. Dec. 25, 1805, and m. Thomas Lazzell, in September, 1845. They had no children. She d. Sept.16, 1865, and he d. in July, 1867.
2. Alpheus Fisk, b. Dec. 3, 1850, d. March 25, 1881. He was highly esteemed by all who knew him. He spent several years at the University, at Morgantown, where he graduated with distinction, in the class of '78. He then attended Jefferson Medical College. Soon after his return from there, in March, 1881, he was attacked with typhoid fever, which proved fatal. The Columbian Literary Society, of Morgantown, of which he was a useful member, passed a series of resolutions, as did the Class of '78, of which he was poet.
The inscription upon his tombstone--- "He has finished his work, and has gone home at noon,"---is a fitting memorial.'
3. Ulysses James, b. Oct.24, 1852. He is a, farmer and cattle dealer.
4. Mary Emma, b. Oct. 10, 1854.
5. Laura Helen, b. Dec. 23, 1856, and m. Wm. Isaac Cox, June 13 1883.
6. Elizabeth Ellen, b. April 19, 1859, and m. N. Sherman, son of Matthew Lough, Nov. 29, 1883. Child: Ella May, b. Dec. 12, 1884.
7. Rebecca Parthena, b. September 30, 1860.
8. Anna Martha, b. Sept. 23, 1863.
[Family 5.] JANE COURTNEY,
pedigree as before: was b. March 3, 1808, and m. Enoch Cheuvront,
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Dec. 6. 1832. They had four children. She d. Jan. 9, 1842, and he in 1881.
1 Amanda b. in 1833, d. when about four years old.[Family 6.] ARAH COURTNEY, pedigree as before: was b. June 25, 1810, and m. Jeremiah Philipps, May 8, 1834. They did not send their record, but I got it from a cousin. She d. Sept 17,1884.
2. Carrie Rebecca, b. about 1837, and m. Franklin Sommerville. They had one child: Newton M., b. Jan. 29, 1860, in Ritchie county.
3. Hattie T., b. July 11,1840, and m. Wm. F. Miller, Dec. 28, 1875. Children are: i. Maude, b. Jan. 6, 1877. ii. Blanche, b. May 23, 1879. He was a teacher for several years, afterwards a merchant, in Grafton, and is now a farmer, in Neb.
4. William Hunter, b Nov. 8, 1841, and m. Lelia McCauley.
1. Isaac C.;[Family 7.] ELEANOR COURTNEY, pedigree as before: was b. April 8, 1817, and m. James Lazzell, May 9, 1841. He is a successful farmer, of Monongalia county. Of late years, his sons, Samuel and Thomas, have carried on a successful trade in the cattle business, making a specialty of fine cattle. Mr. Lazzell has fine property, and is a hospitable gentleman. He was b. Dec. 25, 1810.
2. Rebecca E.;
3 Alfred R.;
4 John H.;
5 Martha A.;
9 Louisa M.;
1. Rebecca Jane, d. May 4, 1870:
2. Samuel Courtney;
3. Thomas Allen;
4. Ulysses Bowlby, d. May 14, 1852;
5. Vitellius Hall, d. April 25, 1868;
6. Mary Ellen;
7. Luther James;
8. Isaac Grant
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