Caroline Gordon Hall

Femaleabout 1849–1884

Brief Life History of Caroline Gordon

When Caroline Gordon Hall was born about 1849, in Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Virginia, United States, her father, Horace Byrd Hall, was 26 and her mother, Alverda C. Stewart, was 25. She had at least 2 daughters with Joseph Burwell Ficklen II. She died in 1884, at the age of 36, and was buried in Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Virginia, United States.

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Joseph Burwell Ficklen II
Caroline Gordon Hall
Caroline Stuart Ficklen
Evelyn Byrd Ficklen

Sources (8)

  • Caroline G Hall in household of Horace B Hall, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Carrie G. Hall, "Virginia, Marriages, 1785-1940"
  • Carrie Hall in entry for Carrie Ficklen Johnston, "Virginia, Death Certificates, 1912-1987"

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World Events (6)

1861 · The Battle of Manassas

Age 12

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 


Age 14

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1868 · Impeach the President!

Age 19

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

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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