William Frazier HALL Cornelius HALL Mary Malinda HALL Ann E HALL James Goodson HALL Margaret Louiza HALL William Preston HALL Amanda HALL Delfina HALL John Anderson HALL Joseph HALL Zaphen HALL Mills HALL Judith ROBERTSON Arra Bell HALL Minnie HALL Infant HALL Pansy Mae HALL Grover Cleveland HALL Macdonald HALL Kirby HALL Essie L HALL Rachel Jane GURLEY Sarah SMITH Mini tree diagram
James Matthew HALL

James Matthew HALL1,2,3,8,4,5,6

22nd Feb 18311,2,3,4,5,6 - 22nd Feb 19164,5

Life History

22nd Feb 1831

Born in North Carolina.1,2,3,4,5,6

5th Feb 1851

Birth of son Cornelius HALL in Yancey County, North Carolina.1,22,3

about 1856

Birth of son Mary Malinda HALL in Yancey County, North Carolina.22,3

about 1858

Birth of son Ann E HALL in Yancey County, North Carolina.3,1,23

3rd Dec 1859

Birth of son James Goodson HALL in Yancey County, North Carolina.3,22,1,25

about 1862

Birth of daughter Margaret Louiza HALL in Yancey County, North Carolina.1,22

Mar 1865

Birth of son William Preston HALL in Yancey County, North Carolina.22,1,26,27

2nd Aug 1865

Birth of daughter Amanda HALL in Yancey County, North Carolina.1,15,22

about 1870

Birth of daughter Delfina HALL in Yancey County, North Carolina.28

26th Jun 1870

Birth of son John Anderson HALL in Yancey County, North Carolina.1,25,22

about 1873

Birth of son Joseph HALL in Yancey County, North Carolina.28

14th Apr 1874

Birth of son Zaphen HALL in Yancey County, North Carolina.28,29

between Oct 1876 and 1879

Death of Judith ROBERTSON in Yancey County, North Carolina.31

23rd Oct 1876

Birth of son Mills HALL in Yancey County, North Carolina.1,30

about 1879

Married Rachel Jane GURLEY in Yancey County, North Carolina

Dec 1880

Birth of daughter Arra Bell HALL in Yancey County, North Carolina.11,9

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.12,13,9,10,14

22nd Jul 1889

Birth of son Grover Cleveland HALL in Newdale, Yancey, North Carolina.15,16,2,17,8

Oct 1890

Birth of son Macdonald HALL in Yancey County, North Carolina.17

2nd Apr 1892

Birth of son Kirby HALL in Yancey County, North Carolina.18,19,17

1st Mar 1898

Birth of daughter Essie L HALL in Yancey County, North Carolina.20,21,17

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.9,10

23rd Dec 1906

Death of son Mills HALL in North Carolina.30

before 1910

Death of son Macdonald HALL in Yancey County, North Carolina

1910

Resident in Crabtree, Yancey, North Carolina.2

9th Jun 1915

Death of son James Goodson HALL in Whitley County, Kentucky.24,25

22nd Feb 1916

Died in Micaville, Crabtree Township, Yancey, North Carolina.4,5

after 22nd Feb 1916

Buried in Hughes Cemetery, Double Island Rd, Yancey County, North Carolina.4,7

Other facts

 

Married Judith ROBERTSON

Notes

  • 1860 Federal Census, Yancey County, North Carolina, 27 August, POBurnsville, page 201 (scan #469), Hse/Fam #1330
    James M Hall 29 M Farmer $400 Real Estate $375 Personal  born NC
    Judea Hall 22 F born NC
    Cornelius Hall 6 M b NC
    Mary M Hall 4 F born NC
    Ann E Hall 2 F born NC
    James G Hall 5mos M b NC
    Jason Carraway 19 M Farmer b NC
    Elizabeth Robertson 49 F b NC

    James is usually named in records as James M Hall.  On his sonCleveland's death certificate the father's name is given as MathewHall.  On the death certificate of his wife Rachel Gurley Hall, she isreported as the widow of Dr Matt Hall.  These two records confirmreferences in family sources to his middle name as Matthew.

    James' gravestone also has his name as Dr James M Hall.  Comments on aFind-a-Grave memorial for his son John Anderson Hall also refer to himas Dr Matthew Hall.  James' occupation is reported in all the censusesas Farmer.  His death certificate reports his occupation as "Doctor(Practical)."

    A complication in his name is introduced with the death certificate,which names him James Madison Hall.  Some genealogies have Madison asJames' middle name.  He was not under the care of a physician (thecertificate states "No Physician") at the time of his death. This isthe only document on which I have seen the name as James Madison.  Hismemorial on Find a Grave uses this name from the death certificate.

    The informant on the death certificate was his wife Rachel.  Itappears the certificate was filled out by the Registrar.  Could Rachelhave given him this name, or might the Registrar have misunderstood ormiswritten the name?  This is the only instance I have seen this namein public records.

    1870 Federal Census, Yancey County, North Carolina, 16 July, South ToeTownship, PO not stated, page 2, Hse/Fam #8
    Hall, J M 35 M W Farmer $150 Real Estate $200 Personal b NC Cannotread or write
    Hall, Juda 33 F W Keeping House b NC Cannot read or write
    Hall [Robertson], Elizabeth 63 F W At Home b NC Cannot read or write
    Hall, Cornelius 17 M W At Home b NC Cannot read or write
    Hall, Malinda M 14 F W At Home b NC Cannot read or write
    Hall, Ann Eliza 12 F W At Home b NC
    Hall, James G 10 M W At Home b NC
    Hall, Margaret L 8 F W b NC
    Hall, Amanda 5 F W b NC
    Hall, William P 2 M W b NC
    Hall, John A 2mos b May M W b NC

    Malinda M here is the same as Mary M in 1860, so likely her name wasMary Malinda.

    1880 Federal Census, Yancey County, North Carolina, 9 June, CrabtreeTownship, District 238, page 11 (scan 587C), Hse #67, Fam #68
    Hall, James M  W M 42  Farmer NC NC NC
    Hall, Rachael  W F 22 Wife Keeping House NC NC NC Cannot read or write
    Hall, Cornealas [Cornelius] W M 27 Son Works on Farm NC NC NC Cannotread or write
    Hall, Ann  W F  24 Dau Domestic Work NC NC NC Cannot read or write
    Hall, Goodson  W M 21 Son Works on Farm NC NC NC Cannot read or write
    Hall, Louiza W F 18 Dau Works on Farm NC NC NC Cannot read or write
    Hall, Amanda W F 16 Dau NC NC NC Cannot read or write
    Hall, Preston  W M 14 Son NC NC NC Cannot read or write
    Hall, John W M 14 Son NC NC NC Cannot read or write [John has gained14 yrs since 1870]
    Hall, Delfina W F 10 Dau NC NC NC Cannot read or write
    Hall, Joseph W M 7 Son NC NC NC Cannot read or write
    Hall, Zeph W M  5 Son NC NC NC Cannot read or write
    Hall, Miles W M  4 Son NC NC NC Cannot read or write
    Roberson [Robertson], Elizabeth W F  72 Mother-in-Law NC NC NC Cannotread or write

    Goodson matches James G; Preston is William P; Louiza matches MargaretL of 1870.

    Rachel is James' wife in both the 1880 census and the 1900 census.One child not showing up on either of these censuses is Ara (or Arra)Bell.  Her birth record has not been found but we have two otherconsistent reports of her birth.  She was born, grew up, and marriedbetween these two censuses.

    Ara Bell Hall was not born until Dec 1880, according to the 1900census record of Ara as the wife of Thomas Edmonds.  See above.Judith died between 1876 (last child) and 1879 (marriage to 2nd wife),and James married Rachel in 1879 or early 1880.  Evidence thusindicates that Arrie was the daughter of Rachel Gurley Halll, notJudie Robertson Hall.  Suzie Cruz was finally able to confirm thiswith one of her aunts in March 2014.  Thanks to Suzy for this goodwork and clarification!

    "Ara Belle Hall Edmonds is a full sister to my grandmother Pansy MaeHall Edmonds.  I finally spoke to one of my aunts, Pansy's youngestliving daughter, today and she confirmed that Ara and Pansy are fullsisters."
    --  Suzy Crews, Facebook Message to Orville Boyd Jenkins, 29 March2014

    In the 1900 census Ara Bell is reported as the wife of Thomas Edmondsand her birth date is reported as Dec 1880.  Their record of marriagereports she was 18 years old when they married in 1898, making itabout 1880.  This also confirms that Rachael was her mother.

    NC Marriages List 1850 - 1920
    Yancey County
    Thomas EDWARDS [Edmonds] 22
    (Very Common Transcription Error in Tom's last name)
    Spouse Ana [Ara or Arra] Belle HALL 18 [b abt 1880]
    18 Jun 1898
    Witnesses:  D J Young - A E Hensley, R J Hyatt, H B Silver
    --  Courtesy of Suzy Crews, comment on this genealogy on Ancestry.com,2 Nov 2013

    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, 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

    His gravestone identifies him as Doctor.  In every census he isidentified as a Farmer.

    Gravestone of James Matthew Hall, Hughes Cemetery, Double Island Rd,Yancey County, North Carolina
    Dr James M Hall
    Feb 22, 1831
    Feb 22, 1916

    If the dates are correct, he died on his birthday.  Most census agesvary.  The 1900 census says February 1837.  The 1860 and 1870 censusesare closest to the grave date, 1860 age 29 b 1831. 1870 age 38 b 1832,1880 age 42 b 1838, 1910 age 77 b 1833.

    Thanks to Descendant Suzy Crews, who has communicated with me onresearch for this family, for putting up the phenomenal memorials onFind a Grave.  She has put up 55 memorials for this lineage and ismanaging others.

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    Dr James Madison Hall
    Birth Feb. 22, 1831 Burke County, North Carolina
    Death Feb. 22, 1916 Micaville, Yancey County, North Carolina

    First wife Judy Roberson (d. bef 1879), dau of Elizabeth (*c. 1807).Burial site unknown to me.
    [It appears from various records that the surname was Robertson.  Itappears under several different spelling in records.]

    Children of James Matthew and Judith "Judy" Roberson/Robinson are:
    Cornelius Hall
    Mary Malinda Hall
    Ann Elizabeth Hall
    Amanda Hall
    James Goodson Hall
    Margaret Louisa Hall
    William Preston Hall
    John Anderson Hall (1870 - 1945)
    Delfinia Hall
    Joseph Milton Hall
    L. Zaphen "Zafe" Hall (1875 - 1945)
    Mills Hall (1876 - 1906)

    Children of James Matthew and Rachel Jane Gurley are:
    Ara Bell "Arrie" Hall
    Minnie Hall
    Pansy Mae Hall (1882 - 1978)
    Grover Cleveland (1889 - 1941)
    McDonald [born 1889, died bef 1900]
    Kirby E (1892 - 1974)
    Essie (1898 - 1991)
    [According to the 1910 census, there was one other child; she had 8born, 4 living in 1910]

    Parents:
    William Frazier Hall (1807 - 1890)
    Sarah Smith Hall (1811 - 1858)

    2nd Spouse Rachel Jane Gurley Hall (1852 - 1935)

    Burial Hughes Cemetery, Double Island Rd, Yancey County, NorthCarolina

    Maintained by Suzy Crews, Originally Created by Mark Lawson Aug 31,2010
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #57985234,http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=57985234
    -----------------------------

Sources

  • 1. 1880 Federal Census, Yancey County, North Carolina
    • 9 June, Crabtree Township, District 238, page 11 (scan 587C), Hse #67,
  • 2. 1910 Federal Census, Yancey County, North Carolina
    • 6 May, Crabtree Township, District 154, page 11B, Hse #196, Fam #108
  • 3. 1860 Federal Census, Yancey County, North Carolina
    • 27 August, PO Burnsville, page 201 (scan #469), Hse/Fam #1330
  • 4. Gravestone of James Matthew Hall, Hughes Cemetery, Double Island Rd,Yancey County, North Carolina
  • 5. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
    • Memorial #57985234,
  • 6. 1900 Federal Census, Yancey County, North Carolina
    • 7 June, Crabtree Township, District 123, page 3B-4A, Hse #46, Fam #48
  • 7. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
    • Memorial #53699208
  • 8. North Carolina, Marriage Collection, 1741-2004
    • County Court Records - FHL # 0019009
  • 9. Suzy Crews, Ancestry Messaging to Orville Boyd Jenkins, 15 Sep 2011
  • 10. 1910 Federal Census, Madison County, North Carolina
    • 3 May, Upper Laurel Township, District 92, page 8B, Upper Laurel Rd,
  • 11. 1900 Federal Census, Madison County, North Carolina
    • 29 June, Upper Laurel Township, District 84, page 11A, Hse/Fam #193
  • 12. 1930 Federal Census, Madison County, North Carolina
    • no date, Upper Laurel Township, District 19, page 9B, Hse #174, Fam
  • 13. North Carolina, Death Collection, 1908-2004
  • 14. 1940 Federal Census, Madison County, North Carolina
    • 11 April, Township 11, District 8-24, Page 3B, Lower Laurel Rd, Hse
  • 15. North Carolina, Death Certificates, 1909-1975
  • 16. U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
  • 17. 1900 Federal Census, Yancey County, North Carolina
    • 7 June, Crabtree Township, District 123, page 4A, Hse #46, Fam #48
  • 18. North Carolina, Death Certificates, 1909-1975
    • Certificate #30655
  • 19. 1910 Federal Census, Wichita County, Texas
    • 12 May, Justice Precinct 4, District 232, Sheet 11B, Hse #152, Fam
  • 20. 1910 Federal Census, Yancey County, North Carolina
    • 6 May, Crabtree Township, District 154, page 12A, Hse #196, Fam #108
  • 21. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
    • Memorial #57985726,
  • 22. 1870 Federal Census, Yancey County, North Carolina
    • 16 July, South Toe Township, PO not stated, page 2, Hse/Fam #8
  • 23. 1870 Federal Census, Van Buren County, Arkansas
    • 4 August, Craig Township, PO Clinton, page 14, Hse/Fam #30
  • 24. Kentucky, Death Records, 1852-1953
  • 25. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
  • 26. Ancestry Trees
  • 27. 1900 Federal Census, Wayne County, West Virginia
    • 7 June, Ceredo Village Ward 1, District 110, page 8B, Hse/Fam #148
  • 28. 1880 Federal Census, Van Buren County, Arkansas
    • 3 June, Craig Township, District 2, page 43, Hse #325, Fam #330
  • 29. North Carolina, Death Certificates, 1909-1975
    • Certificate #20278
  • 30. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
    • Memorial #51954074,
  • 31. Various Robertson-Hall sources

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