William W. Hall

5 January 1830–30 December 1897 (Age 67)
Bridgewater Township, Somerset, New Jersey, United States

The Life Summary of William W.

When William W. Hall was born on 5 January 1830, in Bridgewater Township, Somerset, New Jersey, United States, his father, William I. Hall, was 43 and his mother, Mary Huff, was 41. He married Rebekah Huff on 22 January 1859, in New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He died on 30 December 1897, in Branchburg Township, Somerset, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 67.

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Family Time Line

William W. Hall
1830–1897
Rebekah Huff
1841–1930
Marriage: 22 January 1859
John Hall
1860–1902
George W Hall
1865–1945

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 January 1859New Jersey, United States
  • Children

    (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

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    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 2
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
    1833
    Age 3
    The Camden & Amboy railroad was completed in 1833. It made transportation between New York City and Philadelphia possible within a 7-hour time-frame. This advancement led to dozens of other companies opening railroad lines during the 1800's.
    1861
    Age 31
    No Civil War battles took place within the state boundaries of New Jersey, but its citizens participated extensively in the war. Volunteers that were turned away ended up serving in the militias of nearby states like Pennsylvania and New York. Whenever President Lincoln requested more troops, New Jersey responded quickly. In total, the state contributed over 88,000 soldiers (6,000 of which died).

    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.

    Possible Related Names

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    Sources (6)

    • Wm W Hall, "United States Census, 1880"
    • William W Hall, "New Jersey, County Marriages, 1682-1956"

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