Nelson Columbus HALL

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

The Life 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 35 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, Miami, Indiana, United States in 1870. He died in 1889, in Chili, Miami, Indiana, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Chili Community Cemetery, Chili, Miami, Indiana, United States.

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Nelson Columbus HALL
Letitia D. Griswold
Marriage: 3 May 1844
child Griswold
Columbus Horatio HALL
Florence L. Hall
Horace D. Hall
Charles A. Hall
Clarence Nelson Hall
Julian F. Hall
Julius A. Hall
Ida H Hall

Spouse and Children

3 May 1844


    child Griswold


    Columbus Horatio HALL


    Florence L. Hall


    Horace D. Hall


    Charles A. Hall


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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.
1825 · State Capital Moves to Indianapolis

Age 5

The state capital was moved from Corydon to Indianapolis on January 10, 1825.
1841 · Indiana Nears Bankruptcy

Age 21

The State of Indiana was near bankruptcy in 1841 due to the inability to repay interest incurred for the Massive Internal Improvement Act. The state liquidated much of its public works. Many of the projects were handed over to the state’s creditors as a way to reduce debt. Only two of the eight proposed infrastructure projects were completed by the creditors.

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)

  • Nelson Hall, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Nelson C Hall, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Columbus Hall, "United States Census, 1850"

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