John William Hall

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

The Life Summary 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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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.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening
Age 22
Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

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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Sources (11)

  • John W Hall, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John W Hall, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Hall - Government record: birth-name: Hall

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