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Moses Syre Hall


Our closest ancestor on the Hall Family begins with Aaron Syre Hall who was born near Portsmouth, Ohio on Auguest 17, 1819. He married Lydia Amanda Worley on April 25, 1852 in Scioto, Nile, Ohio. Lydia married Moses only 3 weeks after her 17th birthday. They had 10 children. Moses brought his Kentucky bride from Portsmouth, Ohio to Quincy, Adams, Illinois.

Aaron Hall


The father of Aaron Bigelow Hall is Aaron Hall born 18 September 1766 in Virginia and died 7 July 1851 in Putnam, Indiana. Aaron was living in Bourbon, Kentucky in his early years. This is where Daniel Boone, an early explorer, settler and founder of Kentucy was living. He probably knew and worked with Daniel boone helping the settlers in the area

While living in Bourbon he married Elizabeth Bell on 20 December 1792. Her parents were William and Mary Shawhan Hall. Their first child, Aaron Bigelow Hall was born in March 1792 prior to their marriage. Aaron Bigelow Hall was named in the July 1806 probate of his grandfather Moses S. Hall while still living with his family in Bourbon, Kentucky. Soon after on 13 September 1793 in Mt Sterling, Montgomery, Kentucy a daughter, Mary Ann is born. She later marries John Wesley Hensley and has a large family. After the death of her husband in 1835 she marries Jesse Jones.

The marriage quickly ends for Aaron and Elizabeth. Elizabeth marries

Amos Aaron Hall


She packed her seven versalia, put her initial into the belt and made herself on the way. When she reached the first hills of the Italic Mountains, she had a last view back on the skyline of her hometown Bookmarksgrove, the headline of Alphabet Village and the subline of her own road, the Line Lane. Pityful a rethoric question ran over her cheek.

This information on Moses Syre Hall mostly comes from the River Ripples Midwest Riverboat Buffs, Spring 2011 Edition

Quincy, on the Upper Mississippi, was from the earliest days of steamboating an important city in the trade. In 1841 Quincy was a major stop on John McCune's St Louis and Keokuk Packet Line. The line was the first company to schedule more than one boat between Keokuk and St Louis at regular intervals so as to have a steamboat stopping at the same time every day Monday through Saturday. In 1853 Quincy was made a federal port of entry, enabling her merchants to import their goods directly from the European manufacturers and thus giving them an advantage in the landed cost of the goods they sold their customers. All these attributes along with Quincyh's natural bay and great wharf, which was protected from the flooding of high water, made the city an important location in Upper Mississippi commerce.

It was these factors that drew rivermen to Quincy as a place to live. Some of the men stayed only a few years while others called Quincy their home for the rest of their lives. Many of those men are buried in Quincy's Woodland Cemetery. Woodland is a Victorian cemetery started in the 1840's by Quincy's founder, Governor John Wood and overlooks the Mississippi some sixty feet above the river. It is to say the least, picturesque, with the natural topography of trees, hills and valleys.

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Hall Families

Aaron Hall and Margaret Edison

   Sarah S Hall

   Sarah James Edison Hall

   Moses Syre Hall

   Caroline Hall

   Rebecca Hall

   Aaron Bigalow Hall

  Samuel G Hall

Aaron Hall and Harriet McKinney

   William M Hall

   Hester Ann Hall

   Margaret Hall

   Nancy Cathereine Hall

   Charles W Hall


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