Henry B Hall

Brief Life History of Henry B

When Henry B Hall was born about 1812, in Hardin, Kentucky, United States, his father, Philip Hall, was 27 and his mother, Jane Bowling, was 24. He married Elizabeth Betsy Wilkins on 13 January 1834, in Hardin, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Douglas, Illinois, United States in 1860 and Illinois, United States in 1870.

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Henry B Hall
Elizabeth Betsy Wilkins
Marriage: 13 January 1834
Margaret Hall
Elizabeth M Hall
Milton Hall
William Phillip Hall
Willis Green Hall
Sarah Hall
Bernetta Hall
Frances Taylor Hall
Cyrus Willis Hall
Harmon G Hall

Sources (19)

  • Henry Hall in household of Catherine Barkee, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Henry Hall, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Henry in entry for Cyrus Hall and Carrie Sutbrook, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

World Events (8)


War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.


Illinois is the 21st state.


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

English, Scottish, Irish, German, Norwegian, and Danish: from Middle English hall (Old English heall), Middle High German halle, Old Norse hǫll 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 any of the places called with this word, which in some parts of Germany and Austria in the Middle Ages also denoted a salt mine. Hall is one of the commonest and most widely distributed of English surnames, bearing witness to the importance of the hall as a feature of the medieval village. The English surname has been established in Ireland since the 14th century, and, according to MacLysaght, has become numerous in Ulster since the 17th century.

Swedish: ornamental or topographic name from hall ‘hall’ (a spacious residence), or a habitational name from a placename containing the element hall ‘rock’ (from Old Norse hallr).

Chinese: variant Romanization of the surnames 何 and 賀, see He 1 and 2.

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

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