Prudence Hall

1824–1886 (Age 62)
, Bourbon, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Prudence

When Prudence Hall was born in 1824, in Bourbon, Kentucky, United States, her father, Caleb Letton Hall, was 69 and her mother, Susannah Butler, was 31. She married Burton Summers Letton on 28 November 1843, in Bourbon, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She died in 1886, at the age of 62, and was buried in Millersburg Cemetery, Millersburg, Bourbon, Kentucky, United States.

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Burton Summers Letton
Prudence Hall
Marriage: 28 November 1843
Harriet "Hattie" Letton

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28 November 1843
Bourbon, Kentucky, United States


    Harriet "Hattie" Letton


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World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 1

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1830 · Louisville and Portland Canal Opens

Age 6

The Louisville and Portland canal opened in 1830. It was a 2 mile canal. It helped with the barrier caused by the Falls of the Ohio River at Louisville by making a route around them.

Age 22

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

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)

  • Prudence Letton in household of Burton Letton, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Prudence Letton in household of Burton S Letton, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Prudence Hall, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

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