Erastus Hall

5 September 1829–30 October 1831 (Age 2)
Hounsfield, Jefferson, New York, United States

The Life of Erastus

When Erastus Hall was born on 5 September 1829, in Hounsfield, Jefferson, New York, United States, his father, Ira Hall, was 29 and his mother, Sophia Foote, was 22. He died on 30 October 1831, in his hometown, at the age of 2, and was buried in Sulphur Springs Cemetery, Sulphur Springs, Hounsfield, Jefferson, New York, United States.

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Ira Hall
Sophia Foote
Erastus Hall
Joel Hall

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World Events (2)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 1

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.
1830 · The Oregon Trail

Age 1

Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.

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 (2)

  • Cemetery Record - findagrave - Erastus Hall
  • Legacy NFS Source: Erastus Hall - Published information: Cemetery record or headstone: birth: 5 September 1829; Hounsfield, Jefferson, New York, United States

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