Facts and Events
||Hon. John Hall
||31 May 1767
||Augusta, Virginia, United States
||Lexington, Virginia, United StatesWashington and Lee University
||15 Oct 1790
||Augusta, Virginia, United Statesnamed in Will of Edward Hall, his father
||25 December 1795
||Warrenton, Warren County, North Carolinato Mary Weldon
||29 Jan 1833
||Warrenton, Warren, North Carolina, United States
John Hall was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Essay on the Honorable Judge John Hall (from ncmarkers.com)
Judge John Hall was a native of Staunton, Virginia, and was educated at the College of William and Mary.[*] He came to Warrenton while a young man to practice law. Hall married Mary Weldon and they had ten children. He was a Mason and held several positions within the Johnston-Caswell Lodge as well as serving as sixth Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of North Carolina. Hall was by faith a Presbyterian but several years before his death he became a communicant of the Episcopal Church to which his wife and children belonged.
In 1800 Hall became a Superior Court judge, a position he held until the North Carolina Supreme Court was organized in 1818. The other original members of that bench were Leonard Henderson and John L. Taylor, the Chief Justice. Hall remained on the bench until ill health forced his retirement in 1832. He died the next year and was buried, together with other family members, in a plot near their house. The house in recent years has been demolished but the cemetery plot remains near Hall Spring shopping center.
- William S. Powell, ed., Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, III, 11—sketch by Elizabeth W. Manning
- Samuel A. Ashe, ed., Biographical History of North Carolina, V, 117-120
- Nocalore, VIII (1938), 50-56
- (Raleigh) State Chronicle, October 30, 1885
- (Warrenton) Warren Record, July 30, 1986
[* cos1776 note: Current evidence does not support Staunton and William and Mary College. John Hall was born in Augusta county, Virginia and is listed among the 1782-89 alumni of Washington and Lee University in Lexington.2
NOTE: There is a highway marker dedicated to John Hall, located at NC 158 (Macon St.) at Hall St. in Warrenton, NC.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 John Hall, 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.
7. John Hall, born May 31, 1767, settled in North Carolina, and was a
judge of the Supreme Court of that State (see page 279).
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 John 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.)
p 51 -
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., graduating as a lawyer whereupon he removed to Weldon, N.C.. Isaac 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.]