Henry Hampton GURLEY James Matthew HALL Arra Bell HALL Minnie HALL Infant HALL Pansy Mae HALL Grover Cleveland HALL Macdonald HALL Kirby HALL Essie L HALL Elizabeth KELLY Mini tree diagram
Rachel Jane GURLEY

Rachel Jane GURLEY1,2,3,5,6,4

27th Apr 18526 - 23rd Mar 19351,2

Life History

27th Apr 1852

Born in Nebo, McDowell, North Carolina.1,2,3,4

(most likely)

about 1858

Born in North Carolina.5

(less likely)

about 1879

Married James Matthew HALL in Yancey County, North Carolina

Dec 1880

Birth of daughter Arra Bell HALL in Yancey County, North Carolina.9,7

about 1881

Birth of daughter Minnie HALL in Yancey County, North Carolina

between 1882 and 1888

Birth of child Infant HALL in Yancey County, North Carolina

6th Apr 1882

Birth of daughter Pansy Mae HALL in Yancey County, North Carolina.10,11,7,8,12

22nd Jul 1889

Birth of son Grover Cleveland HALL in Newdale, Yancey, North Carolina.2,13,4,14,15

Oct 1890

Birth of son Macdonald HALL in Yancey County, North Carolina.14

2nd Apr 1892

Birth of son Kirby HALL in Yancey County, North Carolina.16,17,14

1st Mar 1898

Birth of daughter Essie L HALL in Yancey County, North Carolina.18,19,14

before 1900

Death of child Infant HALL in Yancey County, North Carolina

before 1900

Death of daughter Minnie HALL in Yancey County, North Carolina

about 1903

Death of daughter Arra Bell HALL in Madison County, North Carolina.7,8

before 1910

Death of son Macdonald HALL in Yancey County, North Carolina

1910

Resident in Crabtree, Yancey, North Carolina.4

22nd Feb 1916

Death of James Matthew HALL in Micaville, Crabtree Township, Yancey, North Carolina.20,21

23rd Mar 1935

Died in Micaville, Crabtree Township, Yancey, North Carolina.1,2

Bronchio-Pneumonia

24th Mar 1935

Buried in Hughes Cemetery, Double Island Rd, Yancey County, North Carolina.1,2

Apr 1955

Born in North Carolina.6

(less likely)

Notes

  • 1900 Federal Census, Yancey County, North Carolina, 7 June, CrabtreeTownship, District 123, page 3B-4A, Hse #46, Fam #48
    Hall, James M Head W M Feb 1837  63 Married 20 years NC NC NC FarmerOwns
    Hall, Rachel Wife W M April 1855  45 Married 20 years 8 children/7living NC NC NC
    -- page 4A --
    Hall, Pansey Dau W F April 1884 16 Single NC NC NC Farm Laborer
    Hall, Cleveland  Son W M July 1889 10 Single NC NC NC
    Hall, Macdonald Son W M Oct 1890 9 Single NC NC NC
    Hall, Kirby  Son W M April 1894 6 Single NC NC NC
    Hall, Essie Dau W F Mar 1897 3 Single NC NC NC

    1910 Federal Census, Yancey County, North Carolina, 6 May, CrabtreeTownship, District 154, page 11B-12A, Hse #196, Fam #108
    Hall, James M Head M W 77 Marriage 2 Married 33 years NC NC NC FarmerOwns
    Hall, Rachel J  Wife F W 55 Marriage 1 Married 33 years 8 child/4living NC NC NC
    Hall, Cleveland G Son 20 Single NC NC NC
    - page 12A -
    Hall, Kirby Son M W 16 NC NC NC
    Hall, Essie L W 13 NC NC NC

    This census reports that Rachel has borne 8 children and only 4 areliving.  Three of them are in this household.  The fourth is Pansy,now the wife of Thomas Sheridan Edmonds.  One of the four that hasdied is Arra Bell, who was Thomas Sheridan's first wife.  Arra diedabout 1903, then Thomas married her sister Pansy.  Another child wasMacdonald, reported as 9 years old in the 1900 census.  This means twoothers died as infants or young, between the 1880 and 1900 censuses.

    In 1920, Rachel is enumerated as a resident in the household of hernephew Stanely Gurley in the same townwhip.

    1920 Federal Census, Yancey County, Oklahoma, 13 January, CrabtreeTownship, District 193, page 7B, Hse #119, Fam #130
    Gurley, Stanley Head Rents M W 38 NC NC NC Farmer
    Hall, Rachel Ant [sic] F W 65 NC NC NC

    The information on Rachel's death certificate seems to indicate shewas living with her daughter Essie Hughes in Micaville, Yancey County,North Carolina, when she died.  Her husband, James Matthew Hall isreferred to here as Dr Matt Hall.  In all the censuses he is alwaysJames M, and is always designated as a Farmer, never a Doctor orPhysician.  But his najke on his gravestone is Dr James M Hall.

    North Carolina, Death Certificates, 1909-1975
    Rachel Hall
    White Female, Wdowed
    Age 82, Birth 27 Apr 1852 Nebo, North Carolina
    Death 23 Mar 1935 Micaville, Crabtree Township, Yancey County, NC
    Spouse's Name: Dr Matt Hall
    Father's Name: Gurley
    Mother's name: Kelley
    Cause of Death Bronchio-Pneumonia
    Contributory, General Senility
    Informant Essie Hughes [Her daughter], Micaville, Yancey Co NC
    Burial 24 Mar 1935 Hughes Cemetery by Holcolm-Tilson, Burnsville NC
    Filed 15 June 1935

    A memorial by Suzy Crews on Find a Grave indicates that HughesCemetery is in/on Double Island, Yancey County, North Carolina.

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    Rachel Jane Gurley Hall
    Birth Apr. 27, 1852 Nebo, McDowell County, North Carolina
    Death Mar. 23, 1935 Yancey County, North Carolina

    Parents Hampton Gurley (*c. 1830) and Lizzie Kelly (*c. 1833). Buialsites unknown to me.

    Spouse James Madison Hall (1831 - 1916)

    Children:
    Arra Bell Hall
    Pansy Mae Hall Edmonds (1882 - 1978)
    Grover Cleveland Hall (1889 - 1941)
    Kirby Hall (1892 - 1974)
    Essie Hall Hughes (1898 - 1991)

    Note: This Hughes Cemetery is the one on Double Island Rd.

    Burial Hughes Cemetery, Double Island, Yancey County, North Carolina

    Maintained by Suzy Crews, Originally Created by Mark Lawson Aug 31,2010
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #57985305,http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=57985305
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Sources

  • 1. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
    • Memorial #57985305,
  • 2. North Carolina, Death Certificates, 1909-1975
  • 3. 1920 Federal Census, Yancey County, Oklahoma
    • 13 January, Crabtree Township, District 193, page 7B, Hse #119, Fam
  • 4. 1910 Federal Census, Yancey County, North Carolina
    • 6 May, Crabtree Township, District 154, page 11B, Hse #196, Fam #108
  • 5. 1880 Federal Census, Yancey County, North Carolina
    • 9 June, Crabtree Township, District 238, page 11 (scan 587C), Hse #67,
  • 6. 1900 Federal Census, Yancey County, North Carolina
    • 7 June, Crabtree Township, District 123, page 3B-4A, Hse #46, Fam #48
  • 7. Suzy Crews, Ancestry Messaging to Orville Boyd Jenkins, 15 Sep 2011
  • 8. 1910 Federal Census, Madison County, North Carolina
    • 3 May, Upper Laurel Township, District 92, page 8B, Upper Laurel Rd,
  • 9. 1900 Federal Census, Madison County, North Carolina
    • 29 June, Upper Laurel Township, District 84, page 11A, Hse/Fam #193
  • 10. 1930 Federal Census, Madison County, North Carolina
    • no date, Upper Laurel Township, District 19, page 9B, Hse #174, Fam
  • 11. North Carolina, Death Collection, 1908-2004
  • 12. 1940 Federal Census, Madison County, North Carolina
    • 11 April, Township 11, District 8-24, Page 3B, Lower Laurel Rd, Hse
  • 13. U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
  • 14. 1900 Federal Census, Yancey County, North Carolina
    • 7 June, Crabtree Township, District 123, page 4A, Hse #46, Fam #48
  • 15. North Carolina, Marriage Collection, 1741-2004
    • County Court Records - FHL # 0019009
  • 16. North Carolina, Death Certificates, 1909-1975
    • Certificate #30655
  • 17. 1910 Federal Census, Wichita County, Texas
    • 12 May, Justice Precinct 4, District 232, Sheet 11B, Hse #152, Fam
  • 18. 1910 Federal Census, Yancey County, North Carolina
    • 6 May, Crabtree Township, District 154, page 12A, Hse #196, Fam #108
  • 19. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
    • Memorial #57985726,
  • 20. Gravestone of James Matthew Hall, Hughes Cemetery, Double Island Rd,Yancey County, North Carolina
  • 21. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
    • Memorial #57985234,

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