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The Hall Family - Generation 2

William I (abt 1762 Lancaster, Pennsylvania - 13 May 1846 Collinsville, Madison County, Illinois)

William I  married Sarah  "Sally" HOLLAND (abt. 1766 - ).


1 - James (1783 - )

    James married Mary Walker ( - 1835)

2 - John - (abt 1786 North Carolina - 4 Jul 1849 Madison County, Illinois)

    John married Elizabeth HALL and then Rachel COOPER.

3 - Susannah "Susan" - (abt 1789 North Carolina - ) this is the line I follow

4 - Betsey "Betsy" - (abt 1792 North Carolina - )

5 - William, II - (abt 1795 North Carolina - )

6 - Matthew - ( abt 1798 North Carolina - )

7 - Henry - (11 May 1800 North Carolina - 1863)

    Henry was married to Sarah CLARK

8 - Isaac Holland - (abt 1803 North Carolina - )

    Isaac was married to Hannah HALL abt 1805.

Notes on William:

William is buried at the Hall Cemetery in Collinsville, Illinois.  There is a plaque placed there by the DAR.

After the Revolutionary War William lived in Mecklenburg, Rutherford County & Lincoln County, North Carolina.  William enlisted as a substitute for an Uncle also named William Hall he was living in the Long Cane Settlement on Little River in South Carolina. After the service he lived in Mecklenburg, Tennessee until he moved to Illinois in 1815.

From "Portrait and Biographical Record, Madison County, Illinois"  Biographical Publishing Co., 1894 page 120 - 121

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 transferred 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 Savannah, 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 Mecklenburg , 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 Wagon master 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 Ramseur Mills and Guilford Court House. During his last term under Colonel Duckworth he took part in the battle of Utah  Springs, and the seventy-five prisoners captured in that engagement were placed under his charge to deliver to General Locke at Salisbury, N.C. This hero of the Revolution was born in 1762, near Lancaster, Pa., and after the war lived in Mecklenburg (sp), Rutherford 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 Publishing 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 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) Ramseur Mills. Applied for (a) pension Sept. 1832 from his residence, Collinsville, Madison Co., Illinois. Born in 1762 near Lancaster, Pennsylvania; lived in Mecklenburg, 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 Mecklenburg, 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 besieged Charleston 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 Ramseur 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 Ramseur 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 Britannic Majesty acknowledges the Said United States, New Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay, Rhode Island, Providence Plantations, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. To be free, sovereign 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 September, 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 Mecklenburg 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 Wagon master hauling provisions for General Gates' army until its defeat at Camden. During his service as a volunteer under Captain Gilbert Falls he fought at Ramseur'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 all (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.

Generation 1 - David & Susan (Miller) Hall

Generation 3 - Whitmel & Susannah Harrington

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