Joel Hall Sr.

5 April 1753–24 March 1818 (Age 65)
Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Joel

When Joel Hall Sr. was born on 5 April 1753, in Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States, his father, John Hall Jr, was 29 and his mother, Abigail Shepard, was 26. He married Hannah Ranney on 29 May 1774, in Chatham, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 24 March 1818, at the age of 64.

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Joel Hall Sr.
Hannah Ranney
Marriage: 29 May 1774
Capt. Joel Hall Jr.
Samuel Hall
Abigail Hall
Esther Hall
Jesse Hall
Joseph Hall Sr.
Hannah Hall

Spouse and Children

29 May 1774
Chatham, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States


    Capt. Joel Hall Jr.


    Samuel Hall



    Esther Hall


    Jesse Hall


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World Events (6)


Age 23

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 28

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.
1788 · The First Presidential Election

Age 35

The First Presidential election was held in the newly created United States of America. Under the Articles of Confederation, the executive branch of the country was not set up for an individual to help lead the nation. So, under the United States Constitution they position was put in. Because of his prominent roles during the Revolutionary War, George Washington was voted in unanimously as the First President of the United States.

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)

  • ... Hall, "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Joel Hall Burial Trinity Church Cemetery, Portland, Middlesex County, Connecticut, United States
  • Joel Hall Sr Find A Grave Memorial ID 63645966 Trinity Church Cemetery, Portland, Middlesex County, Connecticut

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