Hall Family

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Richard Hall was the father of Joseph Hall. Joseph was married to Sarah Kimball. Their son Benjamin Hall was b: April 27, 1712 in Bradford, Essex, MA, and d: October 27, 1795 in Metheun, Essex, MA. Benjamin married Rebecca Farnham on October 9, 1735 in MA. She was b: March 14, 1715 in Andover, Essex, MA, and d: February 25, 1785 in Metheun. Her parents were Jonathan Farnham and Elizabeth. Benjamin Hall married secondly to a woman named Mary. Benjamin and Rebecca's children:

Farnham Hall was b: June 28, 1752 in Metheun, Essex, Massachusetts. He d: May 14, 1834 in MA. He married Sarah (Sally) Bailey on July 23, 1774 in Methuen. She was b: August 13, 1754 in MA and d: December 26, 1836 in Methuen (or Milford, Worcester, MA). They had the following children:

Rebecca Hall

Richard John Hall and Abigail Bentley had the following children:

John D Hall was b: July 12, 1822 in Ellington, Chautauqua, NY, d: December 2, 1896 in Chippewa County, WI. He married Melissa Arnold (probably NY) who was b: June 21, 1828 in ME and d: January 24, 1884. Their children:

Married second to Clara Belle Geer and had:

Rebecca Ann Hall b: November 28, 1825 in Ellington, Chautauqua, NY, d: April 28, 1885 in Sparta, Monroe, WI. She married about 1844 to Amos Jacob Hollenbeck b: March 1824 in NY, d: August 14, 1864 in WI. Their children:

Eliphalet Hall b: February 24, 1828 in Ellington, Chautauqua, NY

Benjamin Franklin Hall b: November 14, 1830 in Ellington, Chautauqua, NY, d: September 1862 in Carrollton, Orleans Parish, LA.

Charles D Hall b: July 23, 1833 in Ellington, Chautauqua, NY, d: December 1859 in Sparta, Monroe, WI.

Joseph Farnham Hall b: April 18, 1836 in Ellington, Chautauqua, NY, d: January 2, 1910 in Augusta, Eau Claire, WI

Richard John Hall and Mary Caroline _______ had the following children:

My ancestor Josephine Rebecca Hall "Rebecca" was b: July 13, 1850 probably in in Ellington, Chautauqua, NY. In the 1880 U.S. Census for Wisconsin, she lists her father as being b: in New York and her mother in Maine. She was living in Augusta, Wisconsin at the time of her marriage on July 11, 1869 in Otter Creek, Eau Claire Cty, WI to Charles E. Bailey b: September 20, 1844 in Lewis, Essex Cty, New York d: November 12, 1905 in Eau Claire, Eau Claire Cty, WI. Rebecca lived with her children until her death. Rebecca d: March 22, 1924 in Milwaukee, WI. (pics)

Charles and Rebecca were Protestants and lived at E. Bluff St. Both are buried at Forest Hill Cemetery. Because the three eldest children were b: in Sparta, Charles and Rebecca must have lived there for several years before moving to Eau Claire. Her headstone reads "Josephine" so that caused a good deal of confusion for me, especially since my grandmother referred to an 'Aunt Josephine'.

Melissa Arnold Hall is shown in the 1880 U.S. Federal Census as 60 years old and living with Charles E. and Rebecca Bailey. She shows herself and her parents as all being b: in Maine.

* It is odd that there was no death certificate for Melissa Arnold in Eau Claire county, although they may have lived across the river in Chippewa county. Since they were living in Wells, Monroe, WI in 1880, it's possible she d: there. However, she is buried in Augusta, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin. There is a probate record for a Melissa Hall who d: May 29, 1882. The probate records are from 1883-1889 in Koshkonong, Jefferson, WI. It states that she lived in Fort Atkinson, Jefferson, WI. Chauncey Converse was the executor and he was also an inheritor as well as her sister, Mrs. Jane Peirce and a Charles D. Handy.

A good Hall family website


1880; Census Place: Eau Claire, Eau Claire, Wisconsin; Roll: 1424; Family History Film: 1255424; Page: 365D; Enumeration District: 127

Ancestry.com.. Wisconsin, State Censuses, 1895 and 1905 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007.

Year: 1900; Census Place: Eau Claire Ward 3, Eau Claire, Wisconsin; Roll: 1787; Page: 15A; Enumeration District: 0025; FHL microfilm: 1241787

Year: 1870; Census Place: Augusta, Eau Claire, Wisconsin; Roll: M593_1712; Page: 232A; Image: 465; Family History Library Film: 553211

Year: 1910; Census Place: Eau Claire Ward 9, Eau Claire, Wisconsin; Roll: T624_1710; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 0057; FHL microfilm: 1375723

Year: 1920; Census Place: Eau Claire Ward 3, Eau Claire, Wisconsin; Roll: T625_1984; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 122; Image: 117

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