Benjamin Kimball Hall

10 November 1793–26 February 1875 (Age 81)
Chester, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States

The Life Summary of Benjamin Kimball

When Benjamin Kimball Hall was born on 10 November 1793, in Chester, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States, his father, Joseph Hall, was 41 and his mother, Ruth Harriman, was 43. He married Katherine Mehitable Sawyer on 3 April 1827, in Rumford, Oxford, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839 and Mount Pisgah, Union, Iowa, United States in 1846. He died on 26 February 1875, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Kimball Hall
Katherine Mehitable Sawyer
Marriage: 3 April 1827
Horace Loomis Hall
Eliza Marie Hall
Dorothy Merrill Hall
Mary Kingsbury Hall
Catherine Hall
Helen Sawyer Hall
Louisa Maria Hall
William Henry Hall
Benjamin Franklin Hall

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  • Marriage
    3 April 1827Rumford, Oxford, Maine, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment
    Age 1
    The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.
    Age 12
    Historical Boundaries: 1805: Oxford, Massachusetts, United States 1820: Oxford, Maine, United States
    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 26
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    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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    Benjamin Kimball Hall and Mehitable Sawyer

    Benjamin Kimball Hall(1) was born on November 10, 1793 in Chester, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, the eighth child of Joseph Hall and Ruth Harriman. His paternal grandparents were Jonathan Hall and …

    Sources (35)

    • Benjamin Hall, "United States Census, 1870"
    • 1827 Marriage Record of Mehitable Sawyer and Benjamin Hall, "Maine, Vital Records, 1670-1907 "
    • Benj K Hall en el registro de Catherine Hall Cummings, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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