John William Hall

15 March 1808–3 November 1875 (Age 67)
Hebron, Washington, New York, United States

The Life of John William

When John William Hall was born on 15 March 1808, in Hebron, Washington, New York, United States, his father, Thomas Hall, was 51 and his mother, Sarah Sally Williamson, was 42. He had at least 1 son and 3 daughters with Margaret Elizabeth Paul. He lived in Fremont Township, Steuben, Indiana, United States in 1860 and Conquest, Cayuga, New York, United States in 1880. He died on 3 November 1875, in Fremont, Fremont Township, Steuben, Indiana, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Fremont Township, Steuben, Indiana, United States.

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John William Hall
Margaret Elizabeth Paul
Sarah Jane Hall
Mary Frances Hall
Albert Hall
Susannah Elizabeth Hall

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Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Hall


    Sarah Sally Williamson




    Mary Hall


    Jane Hall





World Events (8)


Age 4

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

Age 8

Indiana is the 19th state.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 19

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

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)

  • John W Hall, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John W Hall, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John, "United States Census, 1880"

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