I often joke with people that the Halls are third in size only the Smiths
and the Joneses. In my home town of Stillwater, Oklahoma, there is another
family of Halls that were related to us at all (as far as we know). When I
moved to Tallahassee, Florida four years ago I moved to a little place in
the woods on Lake Hall road. Guess which body of water it was near. There
were only about six houses on this winding road. Only a quarter of a mile
futher down the way, another family of Halls made their home.
page of Halls can be found in any given modern phone book. Just imagine
the task of sorting out all the Halls that have lived in the many countries
of the world. Because of this plethora of Halls, I focus my research on the
line of Halls responsible for bringing me into this world. (How
Currently, I've traced my Halls back to the town of Wolford, in
Warwickshire, England (ca. 1750). From there they came to the US through
New York (ca. 1790), settling in Utica for a time. The next generations followed the
expanding western frontier to homesteads in Russell Township, Ohio to
Pawnee Rock, Kansas. My great-great grandfather, James Hall, together with
his brothers, participated in the Cherokee Strip Land Run (1893). They
settled near what would become Isabella, Oklahoma in Major County. In 1930
my grandfather, James Edsel Hall, moved to the present family farm, just
outside of Stillwater, Oklahoma.
Those are the broad strokes. My business is to fill in the details. If
you think you might have some information and would like to compare notes,
don't hesitate to contact me.
- Lester Fayette Hall
- Graveside Rites Set Tuesday For Hall Infant -- "Donlee Austin Hall"
- Juanita Hall (obituary) -- "Juanita Chloe Austin"
- Origins of the Hall Surname
- Quarterhorses Valued at $1300 Killed by Auto -- "David Edsel Hall"
- The B &
W Hall Collection - maintained by Daryl Hall
The Hall of Fame:
- Doctor John Hall
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