HALL, Adam b. abt. or bef. 1735, d. probably after 1800. He resided near present day town of Statesville, Iredell County, North Carolina. It is unknown whether he left North Carolina, as did his son Adam Hall, Jr.
Adam Hall appeared in North Carolina as early 1759 on the Rowan county, North Carolina tax list which was found between the walls of the old court house by Wm. D. Kizziah, Register of Deeds. When found, it was but scraps of paper, but was fitted together and transcribed by Mr. Kizziah. This list was made before Rowan Co, NC was divided into other counties including the county of Iredell. A copy of this list, as transcribed by Mr. Kizziah, is in the Rowan County Library, Salisbury, NC.
Among the taxpapers listed were the following: John COOK, Cornelius COOK, .John DAVIS, a second John DAVIS, Hugh DAVIS, Mirick DAVIS, William DAVIS, Morgan DAVIS, James DAVIS, Howell DAVIS, James DAVIS, Evan DAVIS, John FREEMAN, Samuel FREEMAN, Jona. FREEMAN, Saml. FREEMAN, Jona. FREEMAN, William HALL, Adam HALL, John STEVENS, Evan STEPHENS, Robert WILSON, John WILSON, Charles WILSON, John WILSON, Jas. WILSON, James WILSON, Wm. WILSON and a second Wm. WILSON. (The surnames given here are the same as later surnames connected to the Hall family through marriage.)
Early tax lists and census records showing Adam Hall in Rowan County North Carolina are: 1755 ID# NCS1a1385420; 1760 ID# NCS1a1385421; 1761 ID# NC53310506 and also ID# NCS1a1385422; 1768 ID# NC5339855. Adam Hall of the 1755 to 1768 records would have been born about 1735 or earlier.
Between the taking of the tax list in 1759 and the first census of 1790 several counties were created from Rowan; i.e., Guilford 1770, Surry in 1770, Burke in 1777, and Iredell in 1788.
Adam appeared in the Irdell County Census of 1790 and 1800: The household in 1790 was denoted as being of 02 02 03 00 00. The household in 1800 was denoted as being of 01101-13120. Possibly the 1800 census included Adam Hall Jr. who married Sarah Freeman in Rowan county on March 16, 1778. (See Marriage Certificate)The bondsman for that marriage was Adam Hall Sr, presumed to be the groom's father.
Adam Sr. was the area of present day Statesville, Iredell county. This is known because at the first court session of the newly formed Iredell county, Benjamin Bentley, Adam Hall, and others were appointed a jury to lay out the Cove Gap Road. Cove Gap Road runs along the Yadkin in present day Stateville, North Carolina. A land grant locates the land of Adam Hall on The Yadkin.
As an aside, on June 29, 1778, NC Grant No. 329 was made to Benjamin Bentley, mentioned above, was an assignee of Uriah Davis, for land lying at the head of the South Yadkin River in Rowan County joining Soloman Davis. Knowing the Adam Davis ties with Adam Hall makes that information valuable. See Davis File for the Davis Hall connection.
The earliest record of Thomas Bentley, an early settler of Rowan (now Davie) County, North Carolina is found in the 1768 Rowan County, North Carolina List of Taxables of Morgan Bryan's District. Here he and his son, Benjamin, are listed separately at one poll each. Thomas was born about 1725. In the 1778 Rowan County Tax List he is listed as "Thomas Bentley junr" indicating that his father may have been named Thomas Bentley. According to family tradition these Bentleys or their ancestor had migrated to North Carolina from Virginia, but it is not known where Thomas Jr. was born.
On 17 December 1769 Thomas wrote a note that his son, Benjamin, might sign the bond for his daughter, Mary, to marry Aaron Freeman. Benjamin did sign the bond for his sister to marry, along with James Freeman. Thus, there is a Bently Freeman Hall connection as well.
I suspect, but have not proven, that Adam Hall Sr. is a brother of William Hall who is said to have been the friend of Daniel Boone.http://aleph0.clarku.edu/~djoyce/gen/scituate/
Adam Hall has been claimed to be of the Hall family of Marshfield, MA. This has not been proven and the members of that family were not found to have left their place of origination. A researcher of the Marshfield Hall family agrees. (See EMail from Dave Joyce)The death record of Adam Hall of Marshfield, MA indicates Adam Hall of Rowan County was not of the MA family unless he returned to MA. This is a possibility as the History of NC does tell of many people moving during the Indian troubles. I don't consider it likely due to Adam Hall Jr. remaining in NC until he moved to Kentucky between 1800 and 1810.
Some of the NC Freeman family may have been related to the Freemans of MA. On Rowan Co Tax rolls of 1758 were John Freeman, Samuel Freeman, Jona. Freeman, Saml. Freeman, Jona. Freeman.
Hall families of Rowan and Iredell Counties, North Carolina, not know to be related to Adam Hall are discussed below.
George Hall I moved from Sylvania, Chester Co. Pa to Rowan Co. N. C. He is believed to be one of the two men named George Hall on the 1790 census. His known son also named George may be the second to appear. George Hall II (1763-1835) was born in Rowan Co. N. C. In 1802 he moved to Little Hominy, Haywood Co. N.C. He married Betty Gowan or Cowan b. Rowan Co. Dec. 10 1763 d. ca 1848. He was a Revolution Army soldier. Known children: Enoch Hall 1794-1874 m Nancy Johnson; John Hall 1796-1875 m Sallie Phillips 1818; Thomas Hall; Peggie Hall m William Cole; George Hall III b1804 m Elizabeth Clarke 1822: Debora Hall m Jesse Palmer 1826; Phebe Hall m Harry Johnson 1829. George Hall, Sr. is said to have moved from Sylvania, Chester Co. Pa to Rowan Co. N. C. His son, George Hall (1763-1835) was born in Rowan Co. N. C. In 1802. This family is not being investigated as connected with Adam Hall at the present time.
There was another Hall family in Iredell County located in the same area as Adam Hall. James and Prudence Roddy Hall are said to have left Dauphin Co., PA in 1751 to trek to North Carolina. They located in Rowan, now Iredell, and settled on the north bank of Fifth Creek on land granted to James Hall by the Earl of Granville. The tract of land on which they built their home has been deeded to the Fort Dobbs Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution by Dr. James King Hall, of Richmond, VA. All the children settled around their father.
1. LDS: International Genealogial Index
2. Brøderbund WFT Vol. 2, Ed. 1, Tree #6002, Submitted: 26 Jun 1995 [all]
3. 1998 research of Ann Schuck, Email: [parents,
While James Hall and Adam Hall may have been related they were not believed to be father and son as the issue of James appear to have all been identified. (See Will and Descendants of James Hall)James Hallwas born in the North of Ireland about 1705 and left for America with his widowed mother in 1720. The voyage was rough, and there was much sickness on board. Among others, James Hall's mother died and was buried at sea. The son landed in Philadelphia in 1720, a lad of seventeen and made his way to Carlisle, Pennsylvania, where relatives who had preceded him to America had located. His family is well documented by his will. His wife was Prudence Roddy, b. 1710 in Ireland, UK. Their issue: Sarah McLain Hall, b. 1732 in Londonderry Twp., Dauphin Co., PA; Jane Hall, b. 1734 in Londonderry Twp., Dauphin Co., PA: Margaret Hall, b. 1736 in Londonderry Twp., Dauphin Co., PA; Mary Hall, b. 1738 in Londonderry Twp., Dauphin Co., PA; Thomas Hall, b. 1739 in Londonderry Twp., Dauphin Co., PA; Hugh Hall, b. 1742 in Londonderry Twp., Dauphin Co., PA; James Hall, Jr., b. 22 AUG 1744 in Londonderry Twp., Dauphin Co., PA; Dorcas Hall, b. 1747 in Londonderry Twp., Dauphin Co., PA; Robert Hall, b. 1749 in Londonderry Twp., Dauphin Co., PA; Alexander Hall, b. 1753 in ____, Rowan Co., NC.
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