Facts and Events
||Dr. Isaac Hall
||12 May 1747
||Augusta, Virginia, United States
||31 May 1747
||Augusta, Virginia, United Statesby Rev. John Craig
||Washington and Lee University
||Petersburg, Virginia, United States
||15 Oct 1790
||Augusta, Virginia, United Statesnamed in Will of Edward Hall, his father
||bef 2 Feb 1806
||Petersburg, Virginia, United States
||24 Nov 1805
||Petersburg, Virginia, United States
||3 Feb 1806
||Petersburg, Virginia, United States
Isaac Hall was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
- As a young man, Isaac jilted his cousin, Jenny Stuart, who later sued him for breach of promise (marriage). She won a substantial settlement from him which she managed quite well for the remainder of her life, growing the fortune considerably.1
- Isaac removed to Scotland to study medicine. Upon his return to the States, he practiced medicine in Petersburg, Virginia, where he met and eventually married Martha Everard.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Family Recorded, in Waddell, Joseph A. (Joseph Addison). Annals of Augusta County, Virginia: with reminiscences illustrative of the vicissitudes of its pioneer settlers biographical sketches of citizens locally prominent, and of those who have founded families in the southern and western states : a diary of the war, 1861-'5, and a chapter on reconstruction by Joseph Addison Waddell. (Staunton, Virginia: C.R. Caldwell, 1902), 1888, Secondary quality.
1. Isaac Hall, Sr., born May 12, 1747, and studied medicine in Scotland. He jilted his cousin. Miss Jenny Stuart, and suffered the penalty, as stated. His wife was Martha Everard, of Petersburg, where he resided.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 Isaac Hall, in Washington and Lee University. Catalogue of the officers and alumni of Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Virginia, 1749-1888. (J. Murphy & Co., 1888).
REGISTER OF ALUMNI, 1782-1789 (Subsequent to the Charter)...
... (All known to be dead are designated by an asterisk.)
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67. *Isaac Hall, Augusta Co.: Petersburg: Distinguished Physician; graduate University of Edinburgh.
68. *John Hall, Augusta Co.: Lawyer, Welden, N.C.; Judge of Supreme Court North Carolina, died January 29, 1833.
69. *Thomas Hall: Augusta Co.: Lawyer: Kentucky.
[Identifies him as known deceased (at the time of publication), having come to Washington and Lee University from Augusta Co., after which he removed to Petersburg. John and Thomas Hall were his brothers.]
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Will Abstract of Edward Hall, in Chalkley, Lyman. Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish settlement in Virginia: Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County, 1745-1800. (Rosslyn, Virginia: The Commonwealth Printing Company, 1912-1913 in Three Volumes).
[Vol 3, ABSTRACTS OF WILLS OF AUGUSTA COUNTY, VIRGINIA, WILL BOOK NO. VIII, p 210]
Page 238.--15th October, 1790. Edward Hall's will--To wife, Eleanor; to son, Alexander; to son, Benjamin; to children, viz: Isaac Hall, Sarah Fulton, Thomas Hall, Elizabeth Fulton, already provided for; to son, John. Executors, friends Benj. Stuart, Andrew Fulton, Archibald Stuart. Teste: Archibald Stuart, Wm Kenedy, Alex. Stewart, Eleanor Stuart, Elizabeth Stuart. Proved, 20th September, 1796, by Alex. Stuart and Wm. Kennedy.
[Identifies him as a son of Edward Hall.]
- ↑ Baptism Record, in Craig, John. List of baptisms by Rev. John Craig, Augusta County, Virginia, 1740-1749. (Staunton, Va.: L. B. Hatke, 1979), p 17 (Image 20 of 40).
... 31. Edward Hall a child baptized named Isaac. ...
- Family Recorded, in White, Emma Siggins. Genealogy of the descendants of John Walker of Wigton, Scotland: with records of a few allied families, also war records and some fragmentary notes pertaining to the history of Virginia, 1600-1902. (Kansas City, Missouri: Tiernan-Dart Printing Co., 1902), p 35, Secondary quality.
[Children of Edward Hall and Eleanor Stuart]
... a. Isaac Hall, Sr., b. May 13, 1747; studied medicine in Scotland. He m. Martha Everard of Petersburg, where he resided. ...
[Note: birthdate is slightly different than other sources.]
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 Family Recorded, in Stephenson, Mary A. Additional Report Colonial Lots 165, 166 and 172, Block 29, 1947.
posted on Colonial Williamsburg Digital Library
... It is known that Dr. Isaac Hall of Petersburg married Martha Everard, daughter of Thomas Everard of Williamsburg, one time clerk of the General Court, Commissioner of Accounts before and during the Revolution, and executor of many estates in York County. Dr. Hall died in 1806 leaving a will proved in Petersburg. (William and Mary Quarterly, first series, IX, 123.) It is known also that Dr. Hall was a vestryman at Bristol Parish, Petersburg, in 1787 and 1788. (Chamberlayne's The Vestry Book and Register of Bristol Parish, Virginia, 1720-1789, pp. 270-274.) However, proof will be given below to show that Dr. Hall was closely associated with Williamsburg and its people in addition to being a property owner there up to 1788.1
On March 9, 1787, Dr. Hall who was a dear friend of the Tucker family, delivered certain items to Richard Randolph, step-son of St. George
Tucker, from his mother at Matoax.2 Richard Randolph wrote his mother on March 8th:
"...Dr. Hall brought all the things except tea and coffee...pleased with breeches and shirts...tomorrow is my birthday..." (Letter from Richard Randolph to Frances Bland Randolph Tucker, dated March 8, 1787, from Williamsburg - copy from Tucker-Coleman Collection, Department of Research.)
On March 19, 1787, Dr. Hall is charged with labor, etc., by Humphrey Harwood, carpenter, of Williamsburg:
"Dr. Hall (Petersburg)...taking down 2 Marble chimney pieces...134 bricks...4 bushels of lime...to laying 2 hearths...and plastering Chimey-£1.10" (Harwood's Ledger B, p. 90 - photostat copy in Department of Research)
On the credit side of the account for Dr. Hall the following is recorded on July 28, 1788:
"By Cash in full by Mr. John Carter (Skiper)--£1.10" (Ibid., p. 91)
One cannot be sure that the house which Harwood repaired for Dr. Hall was in Williamsburg but it seems probable because Hall did own property here, and Harwood lived in Williamsburg and often made carpentry and brick laying repairs.
It is possible that Dr. Hall came into possession of lots 165, 166 and 172 through his marriage to Martha Everard, daughter of Thomas Everard. Until 1877 the Virginia law gave the husband entire legal right and control of his wife's property. If Martha Everard Hall had inherited lots from her father in Williamsburg, then according to the Virginia law her husband would be the legal owner and responsible for the tax and upkeep. ...
...Exact information is wanting here. The fact that Dr. Hall owned property in Williamsburg in 1788, and held an intimate friendship with the Tucker family over a period of years, seems significant.1 Dr. Hall may have been owner and occupant of lots 165 and 166 at the same time the Tuckers were living on the Rucker property on lot 169. Certain letters from Dr. Isaac Hall to Mrs. Frances Randolph Tucker at Matoax, dated November, 1787, "Petersburg"; to St. George Tucker in Williamsburg, dated January 4, 1790, October 30, 1790, and December 20, 1798, concerning the illnesses in the family, the choice of a tutor for the Tucker children (Coalter was his choice), and certain requests regarding Hall's brother who was a student at the College in Williamsburg - throw light on the intimate relationship between the two families. Dr. Hall signs the letters "Yours in Affectn." (Tucker-Coleman Collection, Department of Research.) ...
1 St. George Tucker was appointed executor by will of Martha Hall, daughter of John Hall of Halifax, N.C. Martha Hall in item #1 wrote: "I give to my dearly beloved God daughter Anna Frances Bland Tucker (the only Being on Earth for whom I feel any extraordinary affection) my negroe woman Nancy & her two Children Lize & Franke, & my negroe man James to her sole use & Behoof forever-I give her also my Bed on which I sleep." In another item of Martha Hall's will she gives to "Mrs Tucker my Lutestring Gown that is unfinished and my Gauze apron & Handkerchief." Another item provided as follows: "I give to Maria Rind my Cloaths that cannot be used by my dear Fanny Tucker except such coarse Cloaths as Mrs Tucker may think proper to give to the servants as have always attended me." A codicil is added in the handwriting of Dr. Isaac Hall "in the last Illness of the Textatrix, at her particular Request, and in her own identical words. Witness Maria Rind and Richd Randolph." (Tucker-Coleman Collection, Department of Research.)
1St. George Tucker married Frances Bland Randolph (widow of John Randolph and mother of Richard Randolph) in 1786. Matoax was the Randolph home in Prince George County, Virginia, where Mrs. Frances Tucker lived during her first marriage. In 1788 she and St. George Tucker moved from Matoax to Williamsburg.
- ↑ Old Kecoughtan, in William and Mary College Quarterly Historical Magazine, Vol 9 (1901), pp 83-131, Secondary quality.
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... 6. Thomas Everard held many responsible positions, was clerk of the General Court, clerk of York county, clerk of Elizabeth City county, commissioner of accounts, before and during the Revolution, etc. He married Diana (born September 12, 1726), daughter of Major Anthony Robinson, of York county. He had a daughter, Martha, who married Dr. Isaac Hall, of Petersburg, whose will, proved in Petersburg, February 3, 1806, names son Everard Hall and daughter Diana Robinson Hall, and makes George Keith Taylor and John Allison executors.
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 Will Transcript of Isaac Hall, in Petersburg, Virginia, United States. Will Book 2.
Will of Isaac Hall
(Will Book 2, page 4, Hustings Court, Petersburg,VA.)
In The Name of God Amen, I Isaac Hall make and ordain this my last Will and Testament written and subscribed by my own hand. Whereas I have already given to my son Everard Hall five negroes, Jack Sylvia, two women named Nancy & Billy, and as I wish to be altogether fair & equal in the distribution of my small fortune between my two children, I do hereby give or bequeath to my daughter Dian Robinson Hall the following slaves Suky, Patty, Venus, Armistead, and either Molly or Betty as she may chuse.
All the rest and residue of my estate, real & personal of whatever nature or kind I give to my beloved wife Martha Hall, to her and her heirs forever I feel the most perfect confidence that she will by gift or Will dispose of it equally and impartially between our children or their issue.
I do hereby appoint my two highly respected worthy friends George Keith
Taylor & John Allison executors of this my last Will & Testament, and I do particularly request that they shall not be required to give any security when they qualify as my Executors. In witness of the above I hereunto set my hand and seal this 24th of November A.D.1805.
Isaac Hall (Seal)
At a Hustings Court held for the Town of Petersburg at the Courthouse
of the said Town Monday the 3d day of February 1806.
The last Will and Testament of Isaac Hall dece'd. was presented in
Court by George Keath Taylor and John Allison the Executors herein
named and was proved by the oaths of Robert Brownley and John Hendren
two of the witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. AND on the
motion of the said Executors who made oath and entered into and
acknowledged their Bond in the penalty of _(Blank)_ as the law directs,
Certificate is granted them for obtaining a probat of the said will in
due form. No security to the Bond being required by the Court.
Attest J.Grammer C.H.