Nancy Matilda Hall

25 December 1829–30 November 1912 (Age 82)
Morgan, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Nancy Matilda

When Nancy Matilda Hall was born on 25 December 1829, in Morgan, Kentucky, United States, her father, John Mason Hall III, was 29 and her mother, Senna Watson, was 26. She married William Henry Dawson in 1844, in Carter, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Boyd, Kentucky, United States in 1860 and Magisterial District 2, Boyle, Kentucky, United States in 1870. She died on 30 November 1912, in Carter, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Rush, Boyd, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Henry Dawson
Nancy Matilda Hall
Marriage: 1844
Mary J Dawson
William C. Dawson

Spouse and Children

    William Henry Dawson



Carter, Kentucky, United States


Parents and Siblings

    John Mason Hall III


    Senna Watson




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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 1

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1830 · Louisville and Portland Canal Opens

Age 1

The Louisville and Portland canal opened in 1830. It was a 2 mile canal. It helped with the barrier caused by the Falls of the Ohio River at Louisville by making a route around them.

Age 32

Kentucky sided with the Union during the Civil War, even though it is a southern state.

Name Meaning

English, Scottish, Irish, German, and Scandinavian: from Middle English hall (Old English heall), Middle High German halle, Old Norse hōll all meaning ‘hall’ (a spacious residence), hence a topographic name for someone who lived in or near a hall or an occupational name for a servant employed at a hall. In some cases it may be a habitational name from places named with this word, which in some parts of Germany and Austria in the Middle Ages also denoted a salt mine. The English name has been established in Ireland since the Middle Ages, and, according to MacLysaght, has become numerous in Ulster since the 17th century.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Nancy Lusk in household of Harrison Lusk, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Nancy Lusk in household of Harrison Lusk, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Nancy Lusk in household of Harrison Lusk, "United States Census, 1880"

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