Joshua Challis Hall

11 June 1814–29 November 1880 (Age 66)
Mentz, Cayuga, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Joshua Challis

When Joshua Challis Hall was born on 11 June 1814, in Mentz, Cayuga, New York, United States, his father, Joseph Hall, was 31 and his mother, Johanna Challis, was 17. He married Sally Ann Bybee on 10 December 1834, in Bowling Green, Washington Township, Clay, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States in 1860 and Weber, Utah, United States in 1860. He died on 29 November 1880, in Beaver, Beaver, Utah, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Mountain View Cemetery, Beaver, Beaver, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joshua Challis Hall
Sally Ann Bybee
Marriage: 10 December 1834
Marvin Hall
Joseph Lee Hall
Absalom Atkinson Hall
Mary Maria Hall
Eliza Ann Hall
Iowa Alfred Hall
Joshua Chellus Hall Jr.
Mark Moroni Hall Sr.
Orson Hall

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 December 1834Bowling Green, Washington Township, Clay, Indiana, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 5
    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. 
    1820 · Making States Equal
    Age 6
    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 18
    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.

    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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    Story Highlight

    Joshua Hall

    Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah Hall, Joshua. Came to Utah with ox team. Married Sally ---------. Their children: Lee, m. Emma Richardson; Gord; Iowa, m. Mary Elizabeth Grow; Chellis, m. Lola …

    Sources (14)

    • Joshua H Hall, "United States Census, 1860"
    • J. Challis Hall in entry for James Hall, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Joshua C Hall, "United States Census, 1860"

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