Nelson Columbus Hall

5 February 1820–1889 (Age 68)
Schroon, Essex, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Nelson Columbus

When Nelson Columbus Hall was born on 5 February 1820, in Schroon, Essex, New York, United States, his father, Horace Hall, was 32 and his mother, Zilpha Mason, was 33. He married Letitia D. Griswold on 3 May 1844. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Richland Township, Miami, Indiana, United States in 1850 and Miami, Deer Creek Township, Miami, Indiana, United States in 1870. He died in 1889, in Chili, Richland Township, Miami, Indiana, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Chili Community Cemetery, Chili, Richland Township, Miami, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Nelson Columbus Hall
1820–1889
Letitia D. Griswold
1820–1903
Marriage: 3 May 1844
child Griswold
1845–1845
Columbus Horatio Hall
1846–1926
Florence L. Hall
1849–1933
Horace D. Hall
1851–1851
Charles A. Hall
1852–1854
Clarence Nelson Hall
1855–1936
Julian F. Hall
1857–
Julius A. Hall
1858–1904
Ida H Hall
1862–1940

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 May 1844
  • Children

    (9)

    +4 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (3)

    World Events (8)

    1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land
    Age 1
    A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.
    1837
    Age 17
    Historic Boundaries 1837: Miami, Indiana, United States
    1839
    Age 19
    Historical Boundaries: 1839: Miami, Indiana, United States

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Haller
    Hallquist
    Hallen
    Halle
    Hallman
    Hallberg
    Hal
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    Heller
    Hallin
    He
    Halls
    Hallstrom

    Sources (6)

    • Nelson Hall, "United States Census, 1870"
    • N C Hall, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
    • Nelson C Hall, "United States Census, 1880"

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