Facts and Events
William Hall was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Advisory on William Hall
There were apparently two different William Hall's living near each other in early Augusta County, near the southwest section of the Borden Tract. This William Hall, acquired two tracts in the Borden Tract, married Jean Mitchell and died in Rockbridge County, Virginia in December 1772. The other William Hall, whose wife was named "Margaret", was a brother to Cecelia 'Sisely' Hall, wife of John Collier who aquired land near Buffalo Creek, just outside of the Borden Tract. He apparently was in North Carolina around 1759. It is not known if these two William Hall's are related, more research may be necessary.
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
William Hall's land (Borden Tract SW, 353 acres, 1743 and 346 acres 1763) as shown on the map meticulously drawn by J.R. Hildebrand, cartographer. This map is copyrighted©, used by permission of John Hildebrand, son of J.R. Hildebrand, April, 2009.
Acquisition of Land in Orange County, VA Records and Chalkley's:
- Pages 308-12. 8-9 April 1743. Benjamin Borden of Orange County to William Hall of same. Lease and release; for ₤10.12.0 current money. 353 acres 1 rood 4 pole on the waters of James River, part of Benjamin Borden's large tract of 92,100 acres of pattent land 6 Nov. 1739... east side of north branch of James River... down the river... (signed) Benja. Borden. Wit: John Hart, David Dryden, Saml. (S) McClure, Jno. Mathews, Junr., Ann Mathews, John Mathews, Senr. 243 June 1732. Acknowledged by Benjamin Borden, Gent. [Orange County Virginia Deed Book 7, Dorman, pg. 57].
- 18 Nov. 1752 - Augusta County, Virginia Deed Book 5, page 46 - Same (From James Patton) to Wm. Hall, 100 acres by patent as above. Buffalo Creek of James; corner Wm Hall.
- 11 Nov. 1758 Augusta County, Virginia Deed Book 8, page 65 - Andrew Hall to Wm. Hall, £50, 110 acres, the tract where James Young formerly lived, including James Young's mill in Fork of James, crossing Whistle Creek; corner Patrick Young
- 15 July 1760 - Virginia Land Office Patents and Grants, Patents No. 34, page 575 - William Hall, Augusta County, 115 acres - At a place called Todd's Spring in the fork of the James River.
- 10 Feb 1761 Augusta County, Virginia Deed Book 9, page 172 - Borden's executors to William Hall £ (blank), 150 acres of 92100; cor. Halbert McClure, Samuel McMurtry's line, Mary Anne Crawford's line. Delivered William Hall, August 1762
- 11 June 1763 - Augusta County, Virginia Deed Book 1, page 281 - Borden's executors to William Hall, £26, 346 acres, part of 92,100; line of said Hall's old survey; corner said Hall's old land called Crawfords.
- 16 Sept. 1765 - Virginia Land Office Patents and Grants, Patents No. 36, page 885 William Hall, Augusta County, 390 acres on the branches of James River.
- 16 Sept. 1765 - Virginia Land Office Patents and Grants, Patents No. 36, page 886 - William Hall, Augusta County, 500 acres on Cedar Creek a branch of James River.
- 12 May 1770 - Virginia Land Office Patents and Grants, Patents No. 38, page 898 - William Hall, Augusta County, 45 a. In the fork of James River joining his former survey.
Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:
- 11 Nov. 1758 - Augusta County, Virginia Deed Book 8, page 58 - William ( ) Hall and Jane ( ) to Andrew Hall, 100£, 280 acres on North Branch in Borden's tract, and conveyed by Borden 8th April, 1743. Teste: Geo Campbell, Robt. Cowan. Delivered Wm. Hall - 1762
- Page 109.--19th August, 1706 (prob. 1766). William ( ) Hall and Jannet ( ) to James Hall, their son, £5, 150 acres in Forks of James; corner James Todd, Samuel McMurtree's line, Maryan Crafford's line. Teste: John Milliken. John Moore, Nathaniel Hall.
- 23 August 1766 - Augusta County, Virginia Deed Book 13, page 79 - William ( ) Hall, Sr. to William Hall, his son, 20£, 175 acres, part of two tracts of land, one containing 390 acres and the other containing 500 acres, both patented to William, 16th Sept 1761, on Cedar Creek in forks of James River; corner John Hall, David Cloyd's line. Delivered John Buchanan, 13th March 1772.
- 20 Nov. 1766 - page 123 - William ( ) Hall to Nathaniel Hall, his son, 40£, 246 acres. Teste: James Simson, Wm. Gillespy. Delivered: Nathaniel Hall, 27th Dec 1785.
- 02 December 1767 - Augusta County, Virginia Deed Book 15, page 9 - William ( ) Hall to John Hall, 10 pounds, 415 acres on Cedar Creek in Forks of James; corner William Hall, Jr. William Poage's line; corner David Cloyd; corner William Hall, Teste: Richard Woods, James Campbell, William Mckee.
- 15 March 1768 - Augusta County, Virginia Deed Book No. 14, page 373 - William ( ) Hall and Jean ( ) to William Logan, 50£, 300 acres in Forks of James River; corner William Hall and David Cloyd. Teste: Samuel Kirkham, Daniel Evans, Hugh Logan.
- 15 Aug. 1768 - Augusta County, Virginia Deed Book 15, page 73 - William ( ) Hall and Jenny ( ), of Fork of James, to John Millican, of ditto, £10, 100 acres in Forks of James; corner another survey of William Hall's; Crawford's corner. Teste: Nathaniel McClure. James and Andrew Hall, Wm. McKee. Delivered: Jno. McElhany, 23d May, 1784
Processioning List of 1747/48, 1755, 1756, 1765 & 1768
- "Processioning" was the periodic review and agreement of property lines between settler's lands. Processioning Lists are useful in determining the general area of a settlers lands and their neighbors at specific time periods:
- Processioners' Returns: Robert Huston and Alex. McClure: Processioned for Wm. Hall, Robert Allison present; 20th January, 1747-8, processioned for John McNab, Baptist McNab present; 20th January 1747-8, processioned for Robert Huston; 28th January, 1747-8, processioned for Charles Hays, Andrew Hays present; processioned for Wm. Givens, Andrew Hays present; 29th January, 1747-8, processioned for John Stevenson, Andrew Stevenson present; 29th January, 1747-8, processioned for Andrew Baxter, Nathaniel Evans present; 29th January 1747-8, processioned for Alex. McCleary, Moses Whiteside present; 30th January, 1747-8, processioned for Mathew Lyle, John Lyle present; 30th January, 1747-8, processioned for John Gray, Mathew Lyle present; 12th February, 1747-8, processioned for John Pater Sally, Michael Finney present; 10th March, 1747-8, processioned for John Paul, Roger Kays present.
- 27 Nov. 1755 - Augusta Parish Vestry Book, page 160 (Processioners designated) Robert Young and James Davis, on north and east side of Buffelow Creek, and up the North River to the Mountain. Abraham Brown and William Holdman, on north east side Buffelow Creek below Wagon Road, thence down the North River to mouth of South River, thence, crossing North River and down the same to mouth of Buffelow. David Dryden and River; William Hall, in Cap. Joseph Kennedy's Company. Andrew Hays and Jacob Anderson in Capt. Joseph Culton's Company.
- 1755 Augusta Parish Vestry Book, page 151 - David Dryden and Wm. Hall processioned as follows, viz: For Moses McClure, for Alex McClure, for Ro. Allison, for Moses Trimble, for Robert Huston, for Samuel Lyle, for David Dryden, for Archd. Alexander, for Thos. McSpadden, for Mathew Lyle, for Thomas Paxton, Joyner; for Isaac Taylor; for Jno Davison, for Jno Robison, for Reynold's Orphans; for Nathaniel McClure, for William Hall, for Wm. Caruthers, for Samuel Gray, for John Maky, for Baptist McKnab, for Jno Lowery, for Widow McCleary, for Thos Paxton, for Moses Whiteside, for John Stevenson, for Wm. Lusk, for John Allison, for Jno Dule (Lyle?), for John McClure, for Moses McClure, for Danill Dyle (Lyle?).
- 1756 Augusta Parish Vestry Book, page 171 - Processioned by Henry Kirkum and William Hall, viz: For Samuel Gipson, for Paul Whitley, for John Mitchell, for Michael Daugherty, for Henry Kirkum, for Joseph Long, for James Gilmore, for John and Alex. Walker, for John Batty.
- 1765 Augusta County, Virginia Parish Vestry Records, page 383 - John Paxton and Abraham _____ report as follows, viz: For Joseph Walker, for Jno. Sommers, for Robt. Moore, for Saml. McClure, for Saml. Moore, for Jno. Taylor, for Christian Milliron, for Edmond Crump, for James Welch, for Wm. Paxton, for James Davis, for James Allison, for Richard Woods, for Joseph Lapsley, for James Campbell, for John Paxton, for William Hall, for George Campbell, for James Trimble, for Wm. Foster, for William Holeman, for James Bailey, for Andw. Brown, for James Edmiston, for James McLang, for John McKnight, for John McCallom, for Patrick McCallom, for Peter Wallace, for John Moore, for Abraham Brown.
- 1765 Augusta County, Virginia Parish Vestry Records, page 385 - Processioned by Collier and McCampbell, viz: For William McCamey, for Jno. Beatty (Samuel Norrad present), for Solomon Whitley, for Wm. Gilmore, for Robt. Erwin, for Jno. McKee, for Andw. McCampbell, for Henry Kirkham, for Edward Fairies, for James Campbell, for Alex. Deal, for John Gilmore, for Moses Cunningham for Robt. Hamilton, for James McCalster, for Hugh Cunningham, for George McConne; for Wm. Moore, Michael Kirkham present; for James Young, for Robert McKelhenny, for Margery Crawford, for Saml. Todd, for Rob. Young, for James Hutton, for James Todd, for George Gibson for Alex. Collier, for Jno. Hanna, for Robt. Talford, for Robt. McHenry, for David Talford, for William Hall, for John McMurtrey, for James Davies, for Robt. McKee, for Jno. Somers, for Jno. Huston, for Jno. Wylie, for Jno. McConne, for Archd. Buchanan, for Wm. Porter, for Jno. Wieley.
- 18 Mar. 1768 - Augusta County, Virginia Parish Vestry Records, page 450 - Processioned by Wm. McElhenny and Paul Whitley: For Samuel Walker, John Maxfield, Wm. McClenachan, David Cloid, Edley Paul, James Cloid, William Hall, Christian Vingard, John Bouers, John Logan, Benj. Estill, Wm. McElhenny, Henry Bouns (Bonns), Henry Cartmel, Samuel Gibson, James Bates, Paul Whitley, Jonathan Whitley, Wm. Logan.
Will and Estate Records of Willliam Hall
27 Dec. 1772 - Botetourt County, Virginia Will Book A, page 21:
- In the name of God Amen. Wheras I William Hall of Botetourt Co. and Colony of Virginia, being in a low state of health and calling to mind the Mortality of the Body and the uncertainity of life. I hereby make this my last will and testament commiting my soul to God who gave it and my Body to the Dust to be buried in a christian like and decent manner at the descretion of my Executors hereafter nominated and appointed and as to such worldly goods as it has pleased God to bless me with. I dispose of in the manner and form following:
- Imprimis I will and bequeath to my well beloved wife Jean two good cows, one bay horse, saddle and bridle, two beds, bedsteads and furniture, one young wench named Moll, twenty pounds Virginia currency, one half of my hogs, all my wheat, hay and corn and ruff fodder now on the plantation. Her living on the plantation her lifetime. One chest, two potts and bails, half my peuter, one Bible.
- In time, I will and desire the remaining part of my estate personal and real to be sold at publick vendew as soon as convenient.
- In time, I will and desire the remaining part of my estate to be equally divided among my beloved children viz: Andrew Hall, Agnes Berry, John Hall, Isable Buchanan, William Hall, Nathanial Hall, James Hall.
- In time, I will and appoint my well beloved son, Andrew Hall and my well beloved son George Berry to execute this my last will and :Testament and I do hereby renounce revoke and disannul all former wills and Testaments given by me either by words or writing heretofore and this to be my last will and Testament and none other given under my hand and seal this twenty seven day December one thousand seven hundred and seventy two.
- Signed and sealed and delivered in presence of}
- Joseph Walker
- John Thompson, William Hall (his mark)
- Andrew Mackinley
- 08 Feb. 1773 - Botetourt County, Virginia Will Book A, page 21:
- At a court held for Botetourt County the 8th of February 1773 this instrument of writing purporting to be the last will and Testament of William Hall deceased, was presented in court by Andrew Hall and George Berry the executors herein named and proved by the oaths of John Thompson and Andrew Mackinley hereto ordered to be recorded and on the motion of the said executors who made oath according to law, certificate is granted them for obtaining a probate hereof in due form where upon they entered into and acknowledged their bond with Duke Boyer and James Hall, their securities in the sum of one thousand pound conditioned as the law directs.
- Page 20. William Hall. February 8, 1773.
- To his wife Jeanne 2 good cows, a young horse, saddle and bridle, and 20 pounds, the remainder of his estate to be sold at public auction.
- Witnesses: Joseph Walker, James Thompson, Andrew McHudley.
- To his grandchildren William and James, sons of Andrew Hall, 5 pounds each, the remainder of his estate to be divided between his children Andrew Hall, Agnes Berry, Isabell Buchanan, William Hall, Nathaniel Hall, John Hall.
- Andrew Hall, George Berry, executors.
- Source: USGenWeb Archives
Records of William Hall in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley's: (records appear to be for this William Hall)
- 1742 Augusta County, Virginia Muster Rolls - Captain John Buchanan's List: Will Hall (listed among many others) Captain John McDowell's List: Wm. Hall (listed among many others)
- 08 April 1743 District Court (List of Deeds recorded in Orange County executed by Benjamin Borden, 1734-1745) - William Hall
- 21 Nov. 1746 - Augusta County, Virginia Order Book I, page 136 - Jurymen--Wm. Hall, John Macom
- 01 April 1747 - Augusta County, Virginia Order Book I, page 191 - Examination of Rebecca Buchanan for murder. She was so sick, trial deferred until May Court. Mary Ann Campbell, Ruth Buchanan and Rebecca Buchanan, the other criminals, be committed for trial till May Court. Rebecca Hays, Isabella Taylor, Sarah Paxton, Elizabeth Davis, Mary McClung, Agnes Gray, Esther Lyle, Agnis McClure, Catherine McNabb, Jane Hall, Prudence Campbell, Elizabeth McCroskie and Hannah Miller appeared and their husbands recognized that they appear at May Court to testify against Rebecca Buchanan, Jr., and Senr., Mary Ann Campbell and Ruth Buchanan. John Carmichael also recognized.
- 20 May 1747 - Augusta County, Virginia Order Book I, page 192 - Trial of Rebecca Buchanan, Jr., on suspicion of murder and Rebecca Buchanan Sr, Mary Ann Campbell, Ruth Buchanan, alias Carmickell on suspicion of being accessories. All acquitted except Rebecca Jr, who was committed for trial at Williamsburg. same date,Thos. Paxton, James McClung, Isaac Taylor, Gilbert Campbell, Wm. Hall and Andrew McNabb recognized that their wives, as above, appear as witnesses; William Lusk in behalf of Agnis Gray; Sam Davis in behalf of his mother, Eleanor Davis; Moses McClure in behalf of his mother, Agness McClure; Andrew Hays in behalf of his mother, Rebecca Hays; Silas Hart in behalf of Esther Lyle. Acknowledged themselves as above. Wm. Henry acknowledged as above.
- 28 Jan. 1748/49 - Augusta County, Virginia Deed Book 2, page 129 - John and Mary McNabb (his wife) to Arthur McClure. Mille Creek; corner James Thompson; corner Robert Galloway Teste: Andrew McNabb, Wm. Hall, Gilbert Campbell. Delivered to John Wilson, 30th April, 1751.
- 1750 Augusta County, Virginia Tax Levy Delinquents - Wm. Hall, twice charged
- 08 Feb. 1750 - Augusta County, Virginia Will Book 1, page 318 - James Randall's appraisement, by Wm. Hall, Robert Allison, Nathaniel McClure
- 18 Feb. 1751 - Augusta County, Virginia Deed Book 3, page 169 - James Moore and Jean, his wife, to Alex. McClure, 163 acres on North Br. of James where Francis Allison lives. Teste: Wm. Hall and Robert Allison. James Thompson
- 27 Nov. 1755 - Augusta Parish Vestry Book, page 159 - Malcom Allen and John Bowen, on north side James River from mouth of Cowpasture down to mouth of Purgatory. Robert Looney, Jr., and John Mills, Looney's Creek and waters thereof. Robert Rennick and John Mathews, Jr., from James River to Buffelow Creek, below the old Great Road. William Hall and Henry Kirkum, on Purgatory and the south west side of Buffelow to the head above the Waggon Road to the Mountain.
- 17 May 1756 - Augusta County, Virginia Deed Book 7, page 310 - Borden's executors to James Campbell, £5.10, 434 acres, part of 92100 on North Branch James joining to James Young's land, mouth of Whistle Creek. Cor. James Young; cor. James Campbell's land. Teste: Joseph Lapesley (Lapsley ?), Wm. Hall
- 11 Nov. 1757 - Augusta County, Virginia Deed Book 7, page 503 - Borden's executors to David Wallace. £3.10, 200 acres, part of 92100; cor. James McNabb's. Teste: Jno. Mills, Wm. Hall. Delivered: David Wallace, November, 1763.
- 13 Aug. 1752 - Augusta County, Virginia Deed Book 7, page 229 - Borden's executors to Samuel and John McMurtrey. Benjamin, Jr., agreed to sell to grantees 292 acres for £3, part of 92,100; corner to place surveyed for Wm. Hall. but now Bordin's, Young's line; corner James Young and the Brisley Hill place. Teste: James McDowell.
- 09 June 1761 - Augusta County, Virginia Will Book 3, page 64 - Patrick Young's appraisement, by Richd. Woods, Wm. Hall, John Paxton, John Wiley
- 29 June 1761 - Augusta County, Virginia Will Book 3, page 109 - William Brown's estate, appraised by John Summers, Wm. Hall, Jas. Davis.
- 13 May 1762 - Augusta County, Virginia Deed Book 10, page 416 - Borden's executors to Samuel Todd, £12, 200 acres, part of 92100; cor. Wm. Hall; cor. to the Meeting House; cor. James Campbell's new survey, Samuel McMurtry's line. Teste: Benj. Hawkins. Alex. Collyer, Samuel McMurtry Delivered: Richard Williamson, 26th May, 1774
- 07 June 1763 - Augusta County, Virginia Deed Book 11, page 276 - Borden's executors to Alexander Govouck (McGuffy), £3, 100 acres, part of 92,100 on Walker's Creek opposite James Coulter's lower corner; corner Wm. Robinson. Teste: Wm. Hall, Richard Crump. Delivered to James McGuffey, one of the heirs of the said McGuffy this 16th October, 1806.
- 20 May 1766 - Augusta County, Virginia Order Book 10, page 154 - James Cloyd appointed surveyor from lower end of John Bowyer's plantation of James River by Cedar Bridge to Matthews Road, to work these tithables: Of Christopher Vineyard, John and William Hall, John Logan, James Skidmore, Geo. Wilson, John Berry, John Jones, James McClure, Mathew Hair, John Bowyer, George Skillern and Conrad Wall.
- 15 Mar. 1767 - Augusta County, Virginia Deed Book 14, page 123 - Robert Poage to Robert Poage, his son, £20, 150 acres on Back Creek, a branch of Roanoke, at a place called the Forks, patented to Robert 20th June, 1749. Teste: John Buchanan, William ( ) Hall, Robert Bellshe. Delivered: Robert Poage, May, 1770
- 16 Mar. 1768 - Augusta County, Virginia Order Book 11, page 504 - Road to be viewed by Peter Wallace, Saml. Wallace, James McNabb and Halbert McClure, from William Hall's Mill to Wm. McKee's.
- 18 Mar. 1768 - Augusta County, Virginia Parish Vestry Records, page 432 - Vestry met. William McElheny and Paul Whitley appointed processioners vice John Maxwell and Jonathan Whitley. Robert Moor appointed processioner vice William Hall; Andw. Buchanan appointed processioner vice Wm. Reach; Peter Evans appointed processioner vice Nathl. Evans; John Anderson, Jr., appointed processioner vice John Young, Jr.; James Belshey appointed processioner vice John Frazier; Jno. Harrison Jr., appointed processioner vice John McDonnald; Alex. Hamilton appointed processioner vice William Elliott, who is unfit through age and infirmity. The processioners exempted above are such as have served before or such as the Vestry judges unqualified.
- 21 May 1768 - Augusta County, Virginia Order Book 12, page 175 - Constable: William Hall, vice Samuel Walker.
- 22 Nov. 1768 - Augusta County, Virginia Miscellaneous Papers - Commitment to jail by Richard Woods of two Negroes, George and Pall, for robbing the house of William Hall, together with George Henricks.
- 02 Aug. 1768 - Augusta County, Virginia Deed Book 15, page 102 - James Campbell and Elizabeth ( ) to Charles Kirkpatrick, £92, 253 acres on Whistle Creek in Forks of James, mouth of said Creek; corner Patrick Young, Hall's Mill; corner James Crawford. Teste: John Bowyer, R. Alexander, Jr., Pat. ( ) Doney, John Paxton. Delivered: John Kirkpatrick, 4th January, 1772
- 10 Aug. 1768 - Augusta County, Virginia Deed Book 15, page 89 - Henry Long to William Logan, £250, 200 acres on Buffalo Creek of James River. Teste: Patrick Brown, Wm. McClenachan, Wm. Hall. Delivered: John Logan, 28th May, 1788
- 17 Aug. 1769 - Augusta County, Virginia Will Book 4, page 237 - By cash from, viz (apparently in payment of piece of land belonging to Col. Patton's estate): Robt. Armstrong, Wm. Foster. Michl. Dougherty, Danl. Droudy, James Wiley (by James Davies), James Campbell. Wm. Preston (in part for Dayley's and Wat. Welshe's bond whose lands he purchased), David Robinson (part of William and James Gorrel's debt), Wm. Ingles (on Jno. Medley's bond), Alex. Dall, John Thompson, John Robinson, Hugh Mills, John Stephenson, Wm. Patterson, Wm. Buchanan, Augustine Price, Jacob Shull, Philip Harless, Michl. Price, James Kerr, Jno. Craig, Edd. Hall, James Coyle, Wm. Sawyers, James Davies (on Wm. Hall's bond), Pat. Sharkey, James Moore, James Armstrong, James Neeley (on Moore's bond), James Hollis, Danl. Brown, Adam Wall, Wm. Sawyers (account of Saml. Crockett's heirs), Thos. Henry (rent of land in Louisa), Pat McCollom, Casper Barrier, Henry Brown, John Sprout, Michl. Finney. Wm. Ingles, Robt. Galloway, Isaac Taylor, Neil McNeil, Wm. Carven, Wm. Ralston, Dr. Walker (for Tobias Bright), Jno. Collier, Jno. Smiley, Jno. McClure, Wm. Fleming, David Kinkead, Wm. Graham, James Scraggs, Jno. Armstrong (for Geo. Reed's bond), Jacob Brown, John Draper (for land sold since death of Col. Patton). Robert Armstrong for a tract called McCord Mill sold since Col. Patton's death.
- 23 Sept. 1769 - Augusta County, Virginia Will Book 4, page 378 - Robert Allison's estate appraised by William Hall, Joseph Walker.
- 08 May 1770 - At a court held for Botetourt County - William Hall proved certif. Accdg. To law for six hundred and seventy five pounds of hemp which is certified to his Excellency the Governor.
- 1771 - Botetourt County, Virginia Tithables 1770-1771 - A list ot tithables taken from the north side of Buffalo Creek to the County Line and from mountain to mountain for the year 1771, James Trimble's district William Hall 1/7.
- Vol. 2 - Hall vs. Borden--O. S. 267; N. S. 94--Orator is Samuel Hall, infant, by Robert Gold, next friend. In 1741 or 1742, William Hall, orator's grandfather, purchased of Borden 353 acres in 92,100. In April, 1743, Borden conveyed to William by deed recorded in Orange. In 1758, William and wife Jean conveyed to eldest son and heir, Andrew Hall. Orator's father, Andrew, made his will 1798, devising to Samuel a claim vs. Borden for a deficiency. James Hall, a son of William, deposes 3d June, 1815. John Kirpatrick deposes, 1815, has known William's family 30 to 40 years; his father and William were neighbors. Andrew Hall lived on North River, until his death, in a large bend in the river opposite mouth of Whistle Creek. Samuel Ramsey's tract lay on lower side.
Don't want to step on anyone's toes...but the information below regarding the Hall's - specifically Thomas & Mary and their son who married a Jean Mitchell - this seems to be information taken from the Hall Story written by George von Kromer and is included in the book, "Places Near the Mountains," by Helen R. Prillaman.
I have taken this story apart and found that 90% of this story is bogus. There was NO Andrew who inherited a "cabin" and there are no deeds filed in the Botetourt Co, VA courthouse for this.
A child of James Hall & Jean Mitchell - Ruth Hall - if Jean Mitchell Hall was born about 1710 - there's no way she could have a child born in 1809 - Jean would have approx. been 99 years old.
Andrew Hall did not die in Catawba. Catawba is NOT located in Rockbridge County. Catawba is presently in Roanoke Co., VA (before was Montgomery Co., before was Botetourt, before was Augusta)
Even though William's (who d. 1773) will was presented/probated in Botetourt Co. Court - it was because the area he lived in at that time was part of the County of Botetourt. William Hall did not move - the boundary lines for the County did, when the new Rockbridge Co., VA was formed.
William Hall lived his the majority of his life in the Lexington area of what is now Rockbridge County, on or near Whistle Creek. He was instrumental in the forming of Monmouth Church. This area is NOwhere near Catawba and that Wm. & his family did not live or reside in Catawba at any time.
Cindy Hall Driscoll - 7/22/10
Information on William Hall
Parents of Isabel Hall who married Maj. James Patton Buchanan
6. James William Hall I, born 1702 in bn Scotland, then to Ireland then to Landcaster PA; died December 1772. He was the son of 12. Thomas Hall and 13. Mary //. He married 7. Jean Mitchell 1722.
7. Jean Mitchell, born Abt. 1710 in Ireland. She was the daughter of 14. Daniel Mitchell, Rev. Her father performing the marriage ceremony in 1722.
Children of James Hall and Jean Mitchell are:
i. Ruth Hall, died April 23, 1809 in Montgomery Co, VA; married Howard Heavin September 01, 1758 in Montgomery Co, VA; born October 09, 1734 in Kent Co, MD; died April 23, 1809 in Montgomery Co, VA.
ii. Andrew Hall, born Abt. 1731 in Augusta County, Virginia; died 1803 in Catawba, Rockbridge County, Virginia; married (1) Margaret Thompson Abt. 1758 in Augusta County, Virginia; born Abt. 1735 in Of Augusta County, Virginia; married (2) Isabella McClure May 30, 1799 in Rockbridge Co, VA.
Notes for Andrew Hall: Eldest son. Inherited cabin and land and lived there until 1803.
3 iii. Isabel Hall, born Abt. 1735 in New Monmouth, Rockbridge Co, VA; married James Patton Buchanan, Maj 1763 in Botetourt Co, VA.
iv. Agnes Hall, born Abt. 1737 in Augusta County, VA; married John-George Berry; born in Of Botetourt County, VA.
v. James Hall, born Abt. 1739 in Augusta County, VA; died Abt. 1830 in Tennessee.
Notes for James Hall: Bur Hall Cemetery under Boone Lake, Sullivan County, TN
vi. William Hall, Jr, born Abt. 1740 in Augusta County, VA; died in Sullivans Co, TN; married Rebecca Gilmore June 15, 1787 in VA; born 1740; died Bef. 1802.
Notes for William Hall, Jr:
Also shown as born 1766 and married 1792 to Isabella Hunter and then to Sally Moore
vii. John Hall, born Abt. 1741 in Augusta County, VA; married (1) Sarah Woods; married (2) Mary Lapsley 1790; born 1750 in Albemarle County, VA; married (3) Sally Wilson 1790.
viii. Elizabeth Hall, born September 10, 1746 in Augusta County, VA.
ix. Nathaniel Hall, born March 13, 1749/50 in Albemarle County, VA; died October 16, 1833 in Hall Farm, Sullivan County, TN; married Elizabeth Thankful Doak Bef. 1771 in VA; born January 13, 1746/47 in Fishersville, Tinkling Springs, Augusta County, VA; died December 20, 1848 in Johnson City, Kingsport, Sullivan County, TN.
Notes for Nathaniel Hall:
Nathaniel Hall came to Tennessee from Virginia in 1778.
Dixie Bogart Reports birth year as 1744 and Mother as Jeanette/Jean
Early Eastern TN Taxpayers:
1787 Nathaniel Hall - Wash Co. TN 200 A. - 1 White Poll Tax
1805 Nathaniel Hall - Greene Co. TN
Burr Under Boone Lake, Hall farm, Sullivan County, TN
William and Jenny/Jean/Jane ? (Unknown Last Name) Hall
Inlaws of George Berry
William Hall (1702/1706 - 1772) , the father of Agnes Hall, was born either in County Antrim, northern Ireland or Scotland, and married Jean/Jane/Jennie ? (unknown last name) around 1730. Although the evidence is circumstantial, her maiden name might be Collier. Jean (~1710 - ?) is believed to have been born in Ulster, Northern Ireland.129, While the location of their marriage is unknown, all of their children are believed to have been born in America. The Hall family settled originally in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania after having emigrated from Scotland or northern Ireland through Philadelphia. They later moved to Augusta County, Virginia, although after several county reorganizations, their homestead ended up being in Rockbridge County.129 William and Jane Hall can be traced through Augusta and Botetourt County records from 1742 through 1778 from a series of land purchases, and various court actions.21,56 Both William and Jane Hall are believed to have died in Virginia.129 On 17 December 1772, William Hall wrote his will, naming, among others, his daughter Agnes Berry, and her husband George Berry. William Hall must have passed away not long after that, because his will was presented to the Botetourt County court on 8 February 1773 for execution.129,132 The estate was eventually appraised at a value of 188£ and 8 shillings.129 Augusta County, Virginia records from the fall of 1778 note that George Berry served as an executor of William's estate, indicating five years of delay in the settlement of William Hall's will,21 which may suggest that there may have been an objection from one of the other heirs.124 While the date of Jenny Hall's death is unknown, both were buried in the cemetery of the New Monmouth Presbyterian, in Rockbridge County, Virginia.129
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William Hall was born in 1702 in County Antrim, Ireland. He immigrated to the United States and eventually settled in the area that is now Rockbridge County, VA. He was married to Jean/Janet/Jeanette ? and had several children: Andrew, Agnes, John, Isabella, William, Nathaniel, Samuel, and James. His wife was born around 1710. William died in 1773. Both he and his wife are buried in the New Monmouth Presbyterian Church Cemetary, which is located in Rockbridge Co., VA.
William Hall's daughter Isabella Hall married Maj. James Patton Buchanan. (ed. - They had a daughter named Jane/Jean Buchanan who married James Parks. They had a daughter named Isabel Parks who married Samuel Adkins Keith.