Joseph Lee Hall

16 March 1837–11 November 1896 (Age 59)
Clay, Indiana, United States

The Life Summary of Joseph Lee

When Joseph Lee Hall was born on 16 March 1837, in Clay, Indiana, United States, his father, Joshua Challis Hall, was 22 and his mother, Sally Ann Bybee, was 21. He married Emeline LaFanny Richardson on 25 December 1866, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 9 daughters. He lived in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1850 and Vernal, Uintah, Utah, United States in 1880. He died on 11 November 1896, in Circleville, Piute, Utah, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Circleville, Piute, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Lee Hall
Emeline LaFanny Richardson
Marriage: 25 December 1866
Mary Emeline Hall
Eliza Ann Hall
Alice Marie Hall
Mark Moroni Hall
Lola Rosebell Hall
Lenora Hall
Ida May Hall
Alma Hall
George Albert Hall
David Lee Hall
Amanda Maude Hall
Sylvia Claire Hall
Alma Hall

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 December 1866Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1841 · Indiana Nears Bankruptcy
    Age 4
    The State of Indiana was near bankruptcy in 1841 due to the inability to repay interest incurred for the Massive Internal Improvement Act. The state liquidated much of its public works. Many of the projects were handed over to the state’s creditors as a way to reduce debt. Only two of the eight proposed infrastructure projects were completed by the creditors.
    Age 10
    Historical Boundaries: 1847: Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States
    1856 · The Town of Santa Claus
    Age 19
    The town of Santa Fe was denied their application for a United States Postal Service as a town of Santa Fe, Indiana, was already established. Several meetings were held and the name was changed to Santa Claus, Indiana. The United States Postal Service granted their application. Due to the name, the post office in Santa Claus continues to receive thousands of letters to Santa Claus from children around the world each December.

    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 Challis Hall, Sr.

    Joshua was a polygamist and had four wives. He married Sally Ann Bybee first and they had nine children: Marvin Hall (1835-1913) Joseph Lee Hall (1837-1896) who married Emiline Richardson Absalom Atk …

    Sources (19)

    • Lee Hall, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Lee Hall in entry for Joseph Ervin Mellor and Mrs. Alice M Dalton, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Lee Hall in entry for Alice Marie Hall Mellor, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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