Acknowledgements and Sources
Although I have done much research myself, the information on these pages is not solely from
my own research. Many people have been kind enough to share their information with me. I am
very thankful to the following people:
Paul Stilwell - Stilwell family information, photo & Hall cemetery photos.
Lawrence Pearce - Pearce family information, Hall and Pearce photos, along with many unknown
photos, and provided me with a copy of "Leaves from A Woman's Private Journal."
Carl and Carol Hall - information and photos of Harrison and Cassia Hall and their descendants.
Also for photo and obituary of Ann Sheton Moore Hall.
Dorothy Walden - Taylor family information and photo of Sophia (Tosh) Hall. She was also
helpful in indentifying old photos.
Robert L. Hall - information on William Hall Sr. and his descendants in John Hall's line. He wrote
"A Hall Family Lineage" which includes a wealth of information.
David Kelley - information on Harrington and McMahan families. David's Family History Page:
Debi Faris - information on Harrington and Faris families. Debi's Faris Family Page:
Kerry Constan - Hall, Hinch, Thurston and Potts information, and provided me with a copy of
William Hall Sr.'s will.
Linda Arnold - extremely helpful to me with information on Sophia Tosh.
Yvonne McNaughton - McKinley, Padfield, King, Harris, and Loyd family information and photo.
She has been a tremendous source of new information and leads through her gedcom file on
Carolynn Bettis - provided me with numerous obituaries and newspaper articles.
Jim King - for information on James O. King and his line.
Kay Sly - for information on Sophia Holland and Alonzo Hawley and their line.
Lorine Farrell - for information on William Douglas Hall and his line, photos and autograph
book belonging to Edith Lucinda Hall Kennedy Brecht.
Lynn Carroll - also provided many photos and info on William Douglas Hall's line.
Harry and Maggie Kane - they provided much information on Matthew and Malinda Hall and
Virginia Foster - information and photos of Stella Sophia Hall and John C. Berry's line.
Julia O'Conner and Janie Botkin - information on Martha Holland and James Botkin's line.
Dee Deck - information on William O. Harrington's line.
Leslie Tucker - for information on Eliza Jane Hall (Henry's daughter) and James A. Steel's line.
Sue McGibany - my research partner. We started this family research together and have made
many visits to libraries, court houses, and cemeteries.
I'd also like to thank my brother, Pat, who first sent Sue and I on this mission; and to my mom for
handing down the family history.
Here is a list of some of the sources I've used in my research. I'm attempting a complete list - but
here is what I have for now.
A Hall Family Lineage, by Robert L. Hall, The Stalker, Vol 13; no. 1, Spring 1993
The Black Hawk War, by Frank E. Stevens, published Chicago, IL; 1903.
Portrait and Biographical Records, Madison Co. IL, (Biographical Publishing Co.) Chicago,
The History of Macoupin County, IL; W. R. Brink
Portrait and Biographical Album of Macoupin County, IL; 1891.
Rowe, Bev. "Inventory of Hall Cemetary", Madison County Genealogical Society.
Madison County Historical Society. Family Bible of Isaac Hall, 1853.
Madison County Historical Society. Scrapbook #25.
Kelley, David L. 1989. Family Group Record F5 121 1839 (prepared 22 Jun 1989 and submitted to
Illinois Statewide Marriage Index 1763-1900.
Madison County, IL Federal Census Records 1820-1910.
Macoupin County, IL Federal Census Records 1830-1900.
Edwardsville, IL Public Library. Hall vertical file.
Carlinville, IL Public Library. Hall vertical file.