Benjamin Hall

13 April 1692–
Portsmouth, Rhode Island, Rhode Island, British Colonial America

The Life of Benjamin

When Benjamin Hall was born on 13 April 1692, in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, Rhode Island, British Colonial America, his father, Zuriel Hall, was 48 and his mother, Elizabeth Tripp, was 44. He married Patience Tallman about 1748, in Rhode Island, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Hall
1692–
Patience Tallman
1724–
Marriage: about 1748
Ruth Hall
1750–
Sarah Hall
1752–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1748
Rhode Island, British Colonial America
children

(2)

    Ruth Hall

    Female1750–Female

    Sarah Hall

    Female1752–Female

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(5)

World Events (3)

1723 · Pirates Hung in Newport

Age 31

On July 17, 1723, twenty-eight pirates are hung in Newport, Rhode Island.
1763 · First Synagogue in America

Age 71

The first Jewish Synagogue in America was built in Newport, Rhode Island in 1763. It still stands today, making it the oldest synagogue in the United States.
1772 · The Gaspee Affair

Age 80

On June 9, 1772, colonists that are angry with the trade restrictions that Britain put them under, board the HMS Gaspee and set it ablaze. This was the first act of violence against the British on the North American continent.

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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