William Hall & Sarah Holland

Family Group Record                 0085
Husband's Name   William Hall
 Born:           1762    Place: near Lancaster, Pennsylvania
 Died:    12 May 1846    Place: Collinsville, Madison, Illinois
 Married:    Abt 1781    Place: 
 Father:         David Hall
 Mother:         Susan Miller
Wife's Name      Sarah (Sally) Holland
 Born:                   Place: 
 Died:                   Place: 
Children             Revolutionary War Service 1779-1781
 1. Sex Name
     M  James Hall
	Born:       Abt 1783    Place: North Carolina
	Died:    23 Oct 1851    Place: Macoupin County, Illinois
	Married:    Abt 1818    Place: 
	Spouse:  Mary Walker
 2. Sex Name
     M  John Hall
	Born:       Abt 1786    Place: North Carolina
	Died:    04 Jul 1849    Place: Madison County, Illinois
	Married:                Place: 
	Spouse:  Elizabeth .......
	Married: 06 Nov 1836    Place: 
	Spouse:  Rachel Cooper
 3. Sex Name
     F  Susanna (Susan) Hall
	Born:       Abt 1789    Place: North Carolina
	Died:                   Place:
	Married: 20 Mar 1807    Place: Lincoln County, North Carolina
	Spouse:  Whitmel Harrington
 4. Sex Name
     M  William Hall
	Born:    09 Dec 1791    Place: North Carolina
	Died:    19 Oct 1874    Place: buried Collinsville, Madison, Ill
	Married: 23 Nov 1819    Place: 
	Spouse:  Elizabeth Clark
 5. Sex Name
     F  Elizabeth (Betsy-Betsey) Hall
	Born:       Abt 1795    Place: North Carolina
	Died:                   Place: 
	Married:                Place: 
	Spouse:  ....... Wilson
 6. Sex Name
     M  Matthew Hall
	Born:    05 Feb 1798    Place: North Carolina
	Died:           1869    Place: near Newburg, Oregon
	Married:    Abt 1825    Place: 
	Spouse:  Melinda Hall
 7. Sex Name
     M  Henry Hall
	Born:    11 May 1800    Place: North Carolina
	Died:           1863    Place:
	Married: 11 Feb 1821    Place: Madison County, Illinois
	Spouse:  Sarah Clark
 8. Sex Name
     M  Isaac Holland Hall
	Born:       Abt 1803    Place: North Carolina
	Died:                   Place:
	Married:                Place: 
	Spouse:  Hannah .......
After the Revolutionary War lived in Mecklenburg, Rutherford and Lincoln
Counties, North Carolina; Rutherford County, Tennessee and Madison County,
Illinois; Moved to Madison County, Illinois in 1815
Sources of Information: A Hall Family Lineage, Robert L. Hall, 1993;
Revolutionary War Pension File, S31980, National Archives Microfilm
Publication M-804, Roll 1166, National Archives, Washington D.C. (23 May
1989); Portrait and Biographical Record, Madison County, Illinois
(Biographical Publising Co.), 1894, page 120-121; Revolutionary Soldiers
Buried in Illinois, Harriet J. Walker, (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing
Company), 1967 reprint, page 81-82; Illustrated Encyclopedia and Atlas of
Madison County, Illinois (1873), page 102; North Carolina Marriage Records,
microfiche: Susanna Hall and Whitmel Harrington, Lincoln County; DAR
Application for Membership, Lucinda Hall Core, National No. 19142, approved
March 23, 1897; Leaves from A Woman's Private Journal, page 1, 3, 5-12.
		  Last Will and Testament of William Hall
In the name of God, Amen. I William Hall Senior of Madison County, IL being
of frail body but of sound and perfect mind and memory do make and publish
this, my last will and testament in the words following, to wit:

1st. I will that all of my just debts be paid.

Secondly, I give and bequeath to my son, Henry Hall, the whole of my
personal property of every description to be his forever upon the condition
that he shall pay all of my just debts and such legacies that are mentioned
and directed by me in this testament to be given by him to certain of my
other children and also maintain in a suitable comfortable manner my wife,
Sarah Hall, during her natural lifetime and at her death give her a decent

Thirdly, I direct that my executor pay to each of my children, James Hall,
Elizabeth Wilson, Susannah Herrington, John Hall, Matthew Hall and Isaac
Holland Hall the sum of $10.00 out of the proceeds of my personal property
or otherwise as he may think best.

Fourthly, I give to my son, William Hall, Junior and his heirs forever 40
acres of land on the West side of the SW1/4 in Section 25, Township 3 North
Range 8 West of the 3rd Principal Meridian.

Fifthly, I give and bequeath to my son Henry Hall and to his heirs forever
all the remainder of the above mentioned being the quarter section, being
120 acreas more or less and also the 80 acre tract on which I now live,
being the East Ĺ of the NE ľ Section 30, Township 3 North Range 7 West of
the 3rd principal meridian.

Sixthly, I give to my said son, Henry Hall all the remainder of my pension
that may be due and coming at and after my death.

Seventhly, I hereby appoint my said son, Henry Hall, sole executor of this
my last will and testament and I ask a decent burial.

Eightly, I hereby revoke all former wills of every kind by me made.

In witness thereof I hereto set my hand and seal this 4th day of May in the
year of our Lord 1842.

			       William Hall

Signed, sealed, published and declared the last will and testament of the
above named William Hall in the presence of us, Isaac Puckett, Beniah
Robinson and John C. Cameron.

Attested as the last will and testament of William Hall by the above named
Beniah Robinson and John C. Cameron 15 Jul 1846.

			    George W. Prickett
			       Probate J.P.

Last Will and Testament of William Hall, Madison County, Iillinois Probate
Court Book B, page 77. Elsie M. Wasser, genealogist, 27 May 1993.
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			   Paternal Family History

David Hall, my great great grandfather, came from England and settled in
North Carolina. Married Miss Susan Miller, an intelligent, educated,
beautiful brunette, but a woman of most ungovernable temper. On account of
that temper he left her with their three sons and is supposed to have
settled in Virginia, remarried and reared another family. Tradition says he
was a soldier in the revolutionary war, and that he kissed one of his sons,
while that son, who was also a soldier, slept behind a fallen tree. And
that son was William Hall my great grandfather, who inherited his motherís
temper and drank to excess in his youth but lived to be very old ...

James Hall, my grandfather, married Miss Mary Walker, and settled in
Illinois; he did not drink or swear, but he loved women too well and
inherited that fierce temper; he was well read and intelligent, for his
times; was not handsome and was very eccentric, was never rich but well to
do at times, and after marrying four times died a poor man in 1852. He had
pale blue eyes, stiff, iron gray hair, was indolent but was called an
honest man; was unkind to his family but liked me. He sleeps in death,
unhonored, unwept and unsung.
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Sophie born Dec. 28, 1841 married J.C. Berry Sept. 2, 1869 died aged ...
Lucinda born March 9, 1844 married A.C. Corr Ap. 20, 1865 died aged ...
James Oliver born Aug. 7, 1847 died Ap. 27, 1862. Laura Jane Born Ap. 29,
1849 married A. Stillwell Dec. 24, 1868 died Aged ... Ellen Elisabeth born
March 24, 1852 married C. Brink May 5, 1875 died aged 23 years Oct. 5,
1875. William Douglas born Dec. 16, 1855 married Miss Arabelle Cardwell
Feby. 1876 died aged ... Charles Henry born Oct. 16, 1857 married Miss S.D.
Cardwell died aged ... Virginia Deborah born Ap. 11, 1860 married W.A.
Pearce died aged ... Annabelle born Dec 24, 1863 died aged 7 months Aug 13,
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A Leaf Between, and itís name is Tradition. A legend prevailed in my family
in my early youth that a touch of Spanish blood was mingled with our
English blood, and that from that ancient Castillian ancestress was derived
that fierce temper, overwhelming pride and that splendid brunette beauty
that some of us possessed. So much for Tradition. Now, for Facts. The women
were nearly all virtuous, the men were nearly all free lovers, generous,
and irreligious. I never heard but one of our race ask a blessing at (the)
table (Old Uncle John) and I never heard a prayer from any of them, man,
woman or child. God knoweth all things. I will speak kindly of them but
justly, for many times in my Journal their history is freely discussed, and
I write of them for Correction, Example and Instruction, but I trust the
handwriting may be improved by my successor.

I close this page with a prayer for those who have passed over to the
Majority and a hope that some one will pray for me when I too shall rest in
the grave. I know that my redeemer liveth and to Him I (commit) them and
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Paternal Family History.

Not knowing the order of age in my grandfather's family I can only mention
names and facts. He and Mary Walker, his wife, had issue: Terril married my
mother's sister Jane and three other women after my aunt left him. He was
small; drank, swore and gambled and died early middle age of consumption
... leaving an only daughter, who married a worthless fellow named
Davidson. Matilda, a beautiful woman with deep violet eyes and raven hair
and that awful temper. She married four times, Dr. Holland, her cousin; Dr
King; T.J. Fowler and a Mr. Sappington, and died at 42, very poor, leaving
children by all her husbands but the last. Narcissa, four feet tall, rather
plain, married John Davis; moved to some other State, became a widow by
some one murdering Davis, married a Mr. Harris or Harrison and died long
since having children whose whereabouts are unknown. Sophie, a quiet, lady
like woman, married Dr John Logan and died young. Mathew and Mary were
twins; she married John Graham and died of consumption in her 25th year,
leaving an only daughter; he married Mrs. Ann Moore and several other women
and is still living, a faded, foolish olí debauche and almost a pauper
after all his wastefulness.
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Paternal Family History.

Felix, the youngest of the family, married his first cousin, Adeline Hall,
and died young from accidently inhaling rat's bane; having consumption a
very little of the odour hurried him to his death; he left two children,
Fannie, who married a man named Ingold, left him and married again. I have
lost all trace of her. Jasper was a dwarf and died in early manhood, a
drunken gambler. Felix was not good, not bad, a weakly, improvident man of
whom one might write the simple epitaph "One of Earth's Incapables". He was
born, married and died. If prayers for the dead are beneficial (and I
believe they are) my ancestors need the prayers of all Christian people. My
Uncle Felix was kind to all children, especially kind to me. Eternal rest
give unto all of them Oh, God for Christs sake Amen. I have written of them
kindly, truthfully as far as I know, and I have prayed for us all. Of my
grandfatherís brothers and sister I know but little except their names.
Matthew, married his niece and went to Oregon. John; William (Blind Uncle
Billy), Isaac, Susan and Polly. Susan married Whitmell Harrington and Polly
married McMahan from whom some of our race inherited insanity for the
relative(s) thought nothing of marrying cousins, and the McMahan branch go
insane nearly every one.
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Family History.

O.W. Hall, my father, son of James Hall and Mary Walker, his wife, was born
in North Carolina September 19, 1812, went with his parents about his
ninth year, to Carlinville, Macoupin County, Ill. Married Miss Deborah
Redman, as more properly, Redmond, my dear Mother when he was in his
twenty-first year and she a very little past fourteen, March 29, 1833. My
parents were among the pioneers of Illinois, played, hunted and fished with
the Indian; they were very poor but rose far above that and was at one time
wealthy. They lived together over forty years and were the parents of eight
daughters and four sons. At this writing five sisters and three brothers
are living. My dear Mother died by an assasins hand in 1875. My father is
short, about 5 ft. 8 inches; dark, has dark yellowish, grey-brown eyes, not
handsome with an exceeding high forehead; charitable, fierce tempered but
had fine business talent and is a natural violinist. Like most of his race,
he is a lover of the other sex and like his father, he undoubtedly was
insane in business matters after he reached middle age. He is an Atheist in
theology. After Mother's death he married Mrs. Sophie Wills, a swarthy
nondescript kind of a grass widow and they have several small children and
are not very well to do. He was once proud, autocratic but was a good
father and educated us. Poor old father.
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Family History

A Leaf Between Tradition, fancy & facts. How the mingle in every family:
There are models of virtue, of beauty and goodness in all races of people.
There are also examples of depravity to be shammed. Our race, I suppose, is
like all others. I believe non were ever hanged, tho I presume a few of
them needed it. Old Uncle Johnny Hall was all the one of our numerous race
whom I ever heard ask a blessing over the table, or pray at all, his eldest
daughter married his youngest brother; his son Holland died a life convict,
accused of murdering his cousin; his son Oliver committed suicide recently;
his brother Ransom was a noted liar, but Uncle John prayed Thank God. Blind
Billyís children let their sister, Lucy Duponte ... die of want and they
were  well to do. Well, I nearly met the same fate while sick and helpless,
and my father was once a Master Mason and rich, I also, was initiated into
their Order. These are sad facts. But there is much good in our race, but 
no spiritual grace. May God enlighten us every one. I write only that 
others may take example. I wish Journals had been kept by other and better
scribes. My mother gathered cat o' nine tails to make her first bed and had
one pewter dish and spoon. Poor little girl wife. All thru the many pages
of my Journal are items of many people, but no word of untruth was ever
written, yet, afterwards I left out much bitterness. May God bless the
living and heave out all bitterness at the last Amen.
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The Other Side of Maternal Family History.

My Grandfather, John Redmond was of Scotch descent, with a very slight
strain of Irish. He was a tall, ... , fair, consumptive man, was born in
Va., went to Illinois and died before my time. His wife had been Miss
Elisabeth Forth a descendent of Scotchish parents. She was short, dark and
very industrious. He was her third husband. Their children were: Jane,
married Terril Hall, afterward Rev. Mr. Bristow. She died of consumption in
Wis. Margaret, married Hiram Currant, is an aged widow in Wis. Sara,
married James Hendrix, died of colic in LaGrange, Mo. Samuel, died of
consumption, unmarried in Wis. Henry, died of consumption unmarried in Wis.
Charles, married Miss Louisa Currant, lived to be an old widower and died
in Wis. A race of virtuous people, not rich, not brilliant, not very
beautiful any of them, but chaste as to sex as a general rule. Dear uncle
Charley, how he loved me, and I was my grandmother's pet in that one visit
when I was six years old. She had a son, William Douglas, by her first
husband, but he went away young and was never heard of. She had also a son,
James Bolkin, by her second husband; he lived to be old man after traveling
the world over. My dear grandmother died of consumption in 1858, I think.
Eternal rest give unto them Oh, God.
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My mother was a fair woman, with dark brown hair, very abundant and long;
she had deep blue eyes; her height was about 5 ft 5 inches, her weight
about 130. She was born in Virginia, but never knew in what part having
left there very young, and in those early days no records were kept ... She
was a woman of strong common sense, firm nerves and was very charitable.
She had a strange and decided belief in the plan of Salvation and had been
baptised in infancy. She had a literary turn and was well read yet not
highly educated. She was not always a tender woman, but was a faithful,
excellent wife and mother. I never saw her startled at things like other
women, and none of her daughters inherited her strength of nerve and body,
we copied after our father in nervous temperment. She married very young,
before she was a woman, and her life was not a happy one. Her name was
Deborah Redmond. Her end was sudden and cruel. She is buried in
Carlinville, Illinois. Dear Mother, God is just, your reward is sure. May
we all meet at last. Would to God you had kept a Journal for us as I am
keeping one for my dear children. Eternal rest give unto my dear Mother Oh,
God of those who sleep in death.
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Sara Hendrix left an only daughter, her name is Sara Robinson; she is a
widow, in LaGrange, Mo. She and I correspond. James Bolkin left 3 sons, the
two elder went to Texas, the other is near Venice, Ill. Margaret Current
has many children, they are all poor. Charles Redman left two girls but one
is dead. Aunt Margaret had only 4 children James, Elizabeth, Sara, and
Zimon. Journal, writer unknown, transcript provided by Joan Darr, 13 Oct
			      William W. Hall

Wm. W. Hall died Saturday, December 2, 1893, aged 63 years, 5 months and 8
days, having resided all his lifetime on the farm where his grandfather,
William Hall, settled in 1815. He was a son of Henry Hall, who was one of
the early settlers of that part of Madison county near Collinsville, and
has followed the business of farming on the old homestead all his life.
William Hall, his grandfather, was one of the soldiers of the Revolutionary
war, who made his home in Madison county from 1815 to 1846. He enlisted in
the army when 17 years of age, from South Carolina, and served until the
close of the war. He was born near Lancaster, in the state of Pennsylvania.
After the close of the war he removed to Mecklenberg county, North
Carolina, and from that place to Rutherford county, Tennessee, and from
thence to Madison county, Ill., in 1815, and settled on the land owned by
Wm. W. Hall at the time of his decease, where in a cemetery on the old farm
he was buried in May 1846. He was at the seige of Charleston in May 1780,
was teamster in the army of Gen. Gates, at the battle of Camden, and in
active service at the battle of Eutaw Springs in September 1781. Mayor Wm.
H. Hall, of this city, has recently traced the family record and has been
furnised from the official records of the department at Washington with the
military record of the old veteran of revolutionary times. William W. Hall
was a kind hearted man, generous to his friends, and loved by his family,
relatives and neighbors. He was buried by the Masonic fraternity of
Collinsville, in the old family cemetery, with his father and grandfather,
where they, with many of the early settlers and members of the Hall family
lie sleeping, awaiting the promised day, when pain, parting and death shall
be no more. Madison County (Illinois) Historical Museum Library, scrapbook. 
Obituary "Edw. Intell. Dec 14, 1893".
William H. Hall, the present Mayor of Edwardsville, is descended from old
Revolutionary stock. His great-grandfather, William Hall, was a soldier in
the struggle for independence, enlisting in April, 1779, in a South
Carolina regiment, commanded by Capt. James McCall. After six months he was
made Sergeant in William Alexander's Company of North Carolina. Three
months later he was transferred to Jonathan Pitt's Company in Col. George
Alexander's Regiment, where he served for four months, after which he spent
a similar period in the company commanded by Gilbert Falls. He was then
transfered to a company commanded by Capt. James Duckworth, where he served
three months. At the time of his enlistment Mr. Hall was living at Long
Cane, S.C., and entered the service as a substitute for his uncle, William
Hall. He marched to Savanah, Ga., which was burned, and then he joined
General Lincoln at St. Mary's. After his first term of three months he
re-enlisted in the same company, and made the campaign against the Cherokee
Indians. After his return he went to Mecklenburgh (sic), N.C. During his
third term of three months he aided in the defense of Charleston, which was
besieged, and next entered Captain Pitt's Company, but was subsequently
detached as a teamster, under Wagonmaster Hartgrave, to transport
provisions to General Gates, in which he was engaged until that general's
defeat in Camden, S.C., in August, 1780. His fifth service under Captain
Falls brought him into the battles of Ramsour Mills and Guilford Court
House. During his last term under Colonel Duckworth he took part in the
battle of Utah (sic) Springs, and the seventy-five prisoners captured in
that engagement were placed under his charge to deliver to General Locke at
Salibury, N.C. This hero of the Revolution was born in 1762, near
Lancaster, Pa., and after the war lived in Mecklenburgh (sic), Rutheford
and Lincoln Counties, N.C., and in Rutherford County, Tenn. In 1815 he came
to Illinois, locating near Collinsville, Madison County. He died May 13,
1846, respected by all who knew him. He had (eight) children, among whom
was John Hall, who was the father of nine children, including Isaac, father
of our subject. Isaac Hall was born in North Carolina, and came to Madison
County, Ill., in 1818. He followed farming, and in politics was first a
Whig and later a Democrat. His death occurred September 18, 1879, and his
wife died April 6, 1877. W.H. Hall, our subject, was a child of only four
years when he came to this county. He entered upon his business career as a
school teacher, which profession he followed for two years. He was
afterward employed in the County Clerk's office, and in April, 1887, he was
elected City Clerk, which position he held for six years, discharging his
duties with promptness and fidelity. In 1893 he was elected Mayor of the
city, and is now filling that position with credit to himself and
satisfaction to his constituents. On the 6th of April, 1870, Mr. Hall
married Jennie Chapman, daughter of Joseph and Rachel (English) Chapman,
the former a native of North Carolina, and the latter of New York. Mr. Hall
is a member of the Masonic and Odd Fellows' societies. Aside from his
official duties he is engaged in the abstract business with George
Leverett. As a Mayor he is popular with those who desire good government
and are in favor of the enforcement of the laws. His well spent life and
his honorable, upright career have gained him universal confidence and
esteem. Portrait and Biographical Record, Madison County, Illinois
(Biographical Publising Co.), 1894. page 120-121.
My ancestor's services in assisting in the establishment of American
Independence during the war of the Revolution were as follows: Enlisted
April 1779, 2 tours of three months each as Private under Capt. James
McCall from South Carolina. 2nd Tour for 3 months under Captain William
Alexander, as Serg't. 3rd Tour for 4 months under Captain Jonathan Pitts,
as Serg't. 4th Tour for 3 months under Captain Gilgert (sp) Falls, as
Serg't. 5th Tour for 3 months under Captain James Duckworth, as Serg't:
last four enlistments from North Carolina. Battles engaged in, Guilford,
Eutaw Springs (and) Ramsour Mills. Applied for (a) pension Sept. 1832 from
his residence, Collinsville, Madison Co., Illinois. Born in 1762 near
Lancaster, Pennsylvania; lived in Mecklenberg, Rutherford & Lincoln
counties, N.C., and then in Rutherford County, Tennessee until 1815 when he
finally settled in Madison County, Illinois. Supplemental. In 1779 while
residing in Long Cane Settlement on Little River, S.C. he first served 3
months as (a) substitute for his uncle William Hall under Capt. McCall
going to Savannah, Ga., which was burned, and joined Gen'l Lincoln at St.
Mary's. Shortly after his discharge he served a second Tour of 3 mos. under
Capt. McCall against Cherokee Indians. On his return he moved to
Mecklenberg, N.C., was unable to remember (the) date of service from that
state. His 3d service was for 3 mos. under Capt. Alexander who was ordered
to the defense of beseiged Charlston which he left before its surrender in
May 1780. His 4th Tour was under Capt. Pitts, was soon detached as (a)
teamster under wagon-master Hartgrave to transport provisions to Gen'l
Gates until his defeat at Camden, S.C. in Aug. 1780. In his 5th Tour with
Capt. Falls, he was in the battle of Ramsour Mills and later in battle of
Guilford, N.C., March 15th 1781. Seventy prisoners captured at Eutaw
Springs were delivered by him to Gen'l Locke at Salisbury, N.C., his Capt.,
Lieutenant and Ensign being sick. The following is a memorandum of
authority for the above statement: In answer to inquiries, this record of
Military service was obtained by Mayor Wm. H. Hall, Edwardsville, Madison
Co., Illinois, in 1893, and is slightly abridged and the original preserved
by the applicant. (Signed) Lucinda Hall Core. DAR Application for
Membership, Lucinda Hall Core, National No. 19142, approved March 23, 1897.
WILLIAM HALL, a native of Pennsylvanie, born in 1762, near Lancaster. He
removed to South Carolina and did valiant service in the war of the
Revolution. Enlisted in April, 1770, at Long Cane, South Carolina, taking
the place of his uncle, William; marched to Savannah, Georgia, which was
burned, later joining Gen. Benjamin Lincoln at St. Mary's; served under
Capt. James McCall; was made sergeant in Capt. William Alexander's company,
serving four months. After serving a similar period in Capt. Gilbert Falls'
company he was transferred to Capt. James Duckworth's company, where he
served three months. He aided in the defense of Charleston, then entered
Capt. John Pitt's company, was detailed to transfer provisions to Gen.
Horation Gates until the battle of Camden, August, 1780; during his fifth
service under Capt. Falls ... he was in the battles of Ramsour Mills and
Guilford Court House; was also in the battle of Eutaw Springs, where he
had charge of seventy-five prisoners captured in that engagement and
delivered them to Gen. Francis Locke. William Hall lived in North Carolina
and Tennessee, and in 1815 he removed to Madison county, Illinois, settling
near Collinsville. He died May 13, 1846. A government marker has been
placed on his grave. "South Carolina Records." Revolutionary Soldiers
Buried in Illinois, Harriet J. Walker, (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing
Company), 1967 reprint, page 81-82.
William Hall (1762-1846). "William Hall, sen, Grandfather of Isaac Hall
Died May 13th, 1846. Having served through the Revolutionary war which
resulted in the separation of the colonies from England and their free and
separate Independence acknowledged in these words. 'His Brittanic Majesty
acknowledges the Said United States, New Hampshire, Masschusettes (sp) Bay,
Rhode Island, Providence Plantations, Connecticutt, New York, New Jersey,
Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina
and Georgia. To be free, soverign and independent states'." This quotation
is from the Bible ... (of) Isaac Hall, grandson of William Hall ... The
Revolutionary War veteran, William Hall, was born in 1762 near Lancaster,
Pennsylvania. On the third day of Septmeber, 1832, William Hall appeared
before the Commissioners Court in Madison County, Illinois to give an
affidavit attesting to his service in the Revolutionary War. In summary
William Hall stated that in April, 1779, while living on Little River near
Long Cane Settlement, South Carolina, he entered the service of the United
States as a substitute for his uncle William Hall. As a private under the
command of Captain James McCall, his company marched to the town of
Savannah which, a short time before, had been reduced to ashes. After three
months service he reenlisted for three more months, again under Captain
McCall, and took part in an expedition against the Cherokee Indians. He
then returned to Mecklenberg County, North Carolina entering the service as
a substitute for Thomas Black and joining a company under the command of
William Alexander. With this company he marched to Charleston, North
Carolina but apparently his company marched away before the town was
surrendered to Sir Henry Clinton. After continuing his service for another
three months, he was appointed First Sergeant. Later, while William was in
a company commanded by Jonathan Pitts, Colonel George Alexander ordered
William's removal from that command to become a Continental Wagonmaster
hauling provisions for General Gates' army until its defeat at Camden.
During his service as a volunteer under Captain Gilbert Falls he fought at
Ramsour's Mills. Under General Davidson he was employed to drive ammunition
wagons and, as a part of this command, was engaged in the battle at
Guilford Courthouse (North Carolina). He then volunteered for three more
months, this time in Captain John Duckworth's company, which took part in
the battle of Eutaw Springs under Colonel DeMalmoodie. Some seventy
prisoners were turned over to Captain Duckworth's control, but when the
Captain, Lieutenant and Ensign became ill, First Sergeant Hall was ordered
to safeguard these prisoners and deliver them to General Locke at
Salisbury. After the war William (Hall) married Sarah Holland (b. abt 1766;
d. aft 1846) and they lived in Mecklenburg, Rutherford and Lincoln counties
North Carolina and in Rutherford County, Tennessee before finally migrating
to Illinois in 1815. There he settled and farmed land on Ridge Prairie,
(in) Madison County. The children of this marriage were James (b. 1783),
John (b. 1786; d. 7 Jul 1849), Susanna (b. 1789), Betsey (b. 1792), William
(b. 1795), Matthew (b. 1798), Henry b. 1800; d. 1863) and Isaac Holland
Hall (b. 1803). James married Mary Walker, John married Elizabeth Hall,
Susanna married Whitmel Harrington on 20 March 1807 in Lincoln County,
North Carolina and Henry was wed to Sarah Clark. William's sworn affidavit
attesting to his participation in the Revolutionary War resulted in his
being credited with nineteen months service and he received a pension of
$65.00 per annum. William Hall died 13 May 1846 in Madison County and is
buried in the Hall Cemetery located in Section 30, Jarvis Township, Madison
County, Illinois. Both his tombstone and a plaque erected by the DAR give
heed to his service as a soldier of the Revolutionary War. A Hall Family
Lineage, Robert L. Hall, 1993.
Update 10.23.00               David Kelley 2000                FGR-0085.HTM