Abel Hall Sr.

Male29 December 1753–23 May 1785

Brief Life History of Abel

When Abel Hall Sr. was born on 29 December 1753, in Mansfield, Tolland, Connecticut, United States, his father, James Hall, was 33 and his mother, Mary Lamb, was 29. He married Susannah Clark on 3 December 1778, in Windham Center, Windham, Windham, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 23 May 1785, at the age of 31.

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Family Time Line

Abel Hall Sr.
1753–1785
Susannah Clark
1756–1855
Marriage: 3 December 1778
Abel Hall
1779–1867
Susanna Hall
1781–
Jeremiah Hall
1784–1849

Sources (9)

  • Abell Hall, "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Abel in entry for Susanna, "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Abell Hall, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 December 1778Windham Center, Windham, Windham, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America
  • Children (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (13)

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    World Events (4)

    1776

    Age 23

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

    1776 · The Declaration to the King

    Age 23

    """At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

    1781 · The First Constitution

    Age 28

    Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

    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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