Nelson Columbus Hall

Brief Life History 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 34. 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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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

Sources (6)

  • Nelson Hall, "United States Census, 1870"
  • N C Hall, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • N C Hall, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

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.


Historic Boundaries 1837: Miami, Indiana, United States


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.

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