Person:Edward Hall (45)

m. 24 Apr 1744
  1. Jennet Hall1744/45 -
  2. Dr. Isaac Hall1747 - bef 1806
  3. Archibald Hall1749 -
  4. Sarah "Sally" Hall1751 - bef 1799
  5. Thomas Hall, Esq.1754 - aft 1790
  6. Elizabeth Hall1756 -
  7. Alexander Hall1759 -
  8. Benjamin Hall1765 -
  9. Hon. John Hall1767 - 1833
Facts and Events
Name[2][3][4][5] Edward Hall
Gender Male
Birth[2][3] 1723 County Armagh, Northern Ireland
Residence[2] 1736 Waynesboro, Virginia, United States"He came to the Valley in 1736 and settled on South River, six miles above Waynesboro."
Marriage 24 Apr 1744 to Eleanor Stuart
Will[5] 15 Oct 1790 Augusta, Virginia, United StatesWB 8, p 238
Death[5] 1796 Augusta, Virginia, United States
Ancestral File Number[3] DAR Patriot A049564 Edward Hall
Probate[5] 20 Sep 1796 Augusta, Virginia, United StatesWB 8, p 238

Edward Hall was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


Welcome to
Old Augusta

Early Settlers
Beverley Manor
Borden's Grant

……………………..The Tapestry
Families Old Chester OldAugusta Germanna
New River SWVP Cumberland Carolina Cradle
The Smokies Old Kentucky


Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA


Edward Hall's land (Beverley Manor SE, 3 Tracts: 1) 220 acres patented in 1747; 2) 125 acres patented in 1754; 3) 100 acres patented in 1771) 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 from Orange County, Virginia Records:

  • Edward Hall had 20 acres surveyed on "south side Beverley Manor" on 4 June 1745. [Orange County Virginia Deed Book 10, Dorman, pg. 55]. (Note: this could be the same tract patented to Edward in 1747, listed below, possibly should have been 220 acres?)

Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 343.--13th August, 1747. Wm. Beverley to Edward Hall, £10 current money Virginia; 220 acres in Beverley Manor on South Fork of Shanandore; corner to Samuel Davison's land on the river; on Col. Patton's line; the patent line. Teste: James Crawford, John Mitchell, John Linn. Proved by all as above.
  • Page 369.--21st August, 1754. Beverley to Edward Hall. £4, 125 acres; oaks in Col. Patton's line. Delivered to Benj. Hall, son of Edward Hall, 6th April, 1792.
  • Page 53.--19th November, 1771. Robert Beverley to Edward Hall. Delivered: Benjamin Hall, son of Edward, 3d September, 1792.

Will of Edward Hall

From Chalkley's5 Augusta County, Virginia Court Records:


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.

Records of Edward Hall in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • Page 693.--2d March, 1749-50. Same (From William Beverley) to Jno. McClure, farmer. In Beverley Manor, corner Edward Hall, 359 acres. Teste: W. Russell, Jno. Brown, Chas. Campbell.
  • Page 131.--1st September, 1750. James Patton's will--Daughter, Mary, wife to William Thompson, 1 negro woman; tract called Spring Hill; 3,000 acres on which Saml. Stalnaker and others is living, known by name of Indian Fields, on waters of Houlston's river, a branch of the Missisipio. Grandson, James Thompson, infant, remainder in above in fee tail. Daughter, Margaret, now wife of Col. John Buchanan. To son-in-law, William Thompson, the tract called Springfield, joining where widow Gouldman now lives and on which Henry Patton lives. William is to keep the estate intact for his son, James, until 1772. To Margaret, tract called Cherry tree bottom, near Robert Looney's tract at mouth of Purgatory, tract on which there is a small stone house. Margaret's daughter, Mary; sister, Preston, and her son, William Preston, £10 to be paid to Rev. John Craig, pastor at Tinkling Spring, to pay his stipends from 1740 to 1750, to be paid by the congregation out of the money advanced by him to help build the meeting house. £10 of same to be laid out for a pulpit and pulpit cloth. John Preston's bond to be given up to his son. Wm. Preston. All debts due by George Wilson, who is married to testator's wife's niece, Rebecca Vicers (Viers?), to be given up. Granddaughter, Mary Buchanan. Executors, John Buchanan, Wm. Thompson, nephew, Wm. Preston, Silas Harte. All disputes between executors to be left to arbitration of the minister and elders of Tinkling Spring church. Testator was agent for John Smith, Zachery Lewis, Wm. Waller, Wm. Green, Wm. Parks for the Roanoke and James River grants. As to the Great Grant on the waters of Misicipia, James Gordon, James Johnston, John Grimes, John _____, Richard Barns, Robert Gilchrist, James Bowre, Robert Jackson, have assigned their parts to testator. Richard Winston's part is assigned to little John Buchanan. To Mary Preston, horses. Teste: Thomas Stewart, Edward Hall, John Williams. Proved, 26th November, 1755, bv Stewart and Hall. Wm. Preston refuses to execute, also Silas Harte. Buchanan and Thompson qualify, with sureties David Stewart, Joseph Culton, Wm. Preston, Edward Hall, Thomas Stewart. 16th August, 1769, Wm. Preston qualifies executor.
  • Page 13.--13th September, 1750. James Patton, Gent., to James Coyl, 410 acres sold to Patton by Moses Thompson, 25th July, 1744, on Christian's Creek where Coyl now lives; Moses Thompson; corner Wm. Palmer; corner George Robinson (now Wm. Henderson's land), Wm. Russell's survey. Teste: Mathew Campbell, Edward Hall. Teste: Pat. McCullom, Christopher Phinney.
  • Page 16.--11th October, 1750.-- James Coyl to Patrick McCollom, 205 acres (see p. 13, supra) on Christian's Creek where Pat now lives. James Patton, Wm. Palmer, Alexander Thompson's and Jno. Thompson's lands. Teste: Mathew Campbell, Edward Hall.
  • Page 464.--30th May, 1751. Joseph Teas to Archibald Stewart, contracting, mauling and laying 6700 rails, building a log house, clearing and plowing 20 acres, from Beverley to Teas, 5th June, 1739. Beverley Manor, 469 acres. Teste: Edward Hall, Thomas Stewart, William Patterson.
  • Page 214.--20th May, 1752. Robert McCorkal to William Marshall, 269 acres. Wm. Nutt's Mill Creek of Christian's Creek in Beverley Manor; James Caldwell's line. Teste: Edward Hall, Andrew Cowan, James McCorkall.
  • Page 503.--15th August, 1753. Michael Rady's appraisement by James Bell, William Long, Thomas Stewart, and vendue, to William Bishop, Ezekiel Eurman, Wm. Carr, Jacob Gray, Wm. and James Robinson, John Cunningham, James Gilespy, due by John Black. Received from Edward Hall.
  • Page 415.--27th April, 1754. Charles Dalhouse's will (the paper is first a power of attorney to Archd. and Thos. Stewart and Edward Hall to make all demands for him and answer all against him in any of His Majesty's Dominions, and second, a will)--Three sons, George, James and John, to be educated. Executors, attorneys above. Teste: Hugh McClure, Benj. Stewart. Proved, 18th November, 1760, by the witnesses. Archd. Stewart refuses to execute; the others qualify, with Alex. Kelly, Benj. Stewart.
  • Page 70.--14th August, 1754. John Black's accounts drs. to Michael Bealey's estate: To Wm. Bishop, to Ezekiah Inman, Edward Hall, Joseph Love, George Caldwell. Estate of Michael Realey to John Black, administrator; 1 day's work to my son. John's mare at hay and grain in my stable. To entertaining 20 men and horses at sundry times. To attendance on his death bed 17 days. To light, wake and burying. To making a bier for carrying his body. To fine muslin stock. To washing and dressing his clothes. To paling his grave and 1 walnut coffin. To my son Anthony, 20 days hunting a colt. To owing at George Caldwell's. To viewing of work at David Cunningham's.
  • Page 123.--19th November, 1755. Edward Hall's bond as guardian to Daniel Plummer, orphan of Robert Plummer, with sureties John Ramsey, Wm. Beard.
  • Page 208.--26th August, 1757. Gilbert Mills' will, planter--To son William, note on James Staret living in Refoe township, Pennsylvania; son Alexander, clothes; granddaughter Agnes Mills, residuary legatee. Executors, Isaac White, Edward Hall. Teste: Henry Davis, Eleanor Teas Proved, 16th November, 1757, by the witnesses. Executors qualify, with Alex. Richey, Robert McClehenny.
  • Page 203.--17th February, 1758. Colonel James Patton's estate; appraised by Thomas Stewart, John Ramsey, Edward Hall. List of bonds, bills, &c., due the estate: Page 205: William, Hall, __ _____, ____; Edward Hall, __ _____, ____. (listed among many others).
  • Page 87.--5th September, 1759. Archibald Stewart's will--Wife, Janet; son, Thomas, his Great Bible; daughter, Eleanor, 5 shillings; son, Alexander, tract adjoining Andw. McClure's land; grandson, Archibald Stewart, £10 when aged 10 years; son, Benj. Stewart. Executors, Thos. Stewart, Edward Hall. Teste: Jno. and Andw. Campbell, Jno. Finley. Proved, 17th November, 1761, by Jno. and Andrew Campbell. Executors qualified, with Jno. Campbell. Andrew Campbell.
  • Page 263.--5th September, 1768. James Gilaspey's will, farmer--To wife Jennet; to son John, plantation John now lives on; to son James, plantation James now lives on; to son William, plantation William now lives on, but if William should die before his present wife, then to William's children; to brother John's children, if they should come for it (they are in Ireland); to 5 children, viz: John, James, William, Agness and Elizabeth Executors, sons John, James, William Gilaspy and Edward Hall. Teste: Elenor Hall, Sarah Hall, Ben. Stewart. Proved, 20th October, 1769, by Elenor Hall and Benj. Stewart. Edward Hall and Wm. Gillespey qualify, with Ben. Stewart and John Hamilton.
  • Page 150 - Samuel Black, 400 acres, South River. Adjoining Beverley's patent, Henry Dawson, Edward Hall. Nov. 7, 1769. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 54].
  • Page 64.--18th November, 1772. Beverley to Joseph Colter. Delivered: John Coalter, son of deceased grantee, 18th October, 1815, corner Edward Holland, Spring Hill line, Edward Hall's line.
  • Page 295.--1st October, 1774. Robert Patterson's will--To son-in-law, Alexander Stuart, Bible; to son, Thomas; to son, John; to son John's children; to granddaughter, Mary Stuart; to grandson, Robert Stuart; to grandson, Robert Patterson. Executor, son Thomas. Teste: John Archer, Daniel Kidd, Edward Hall. Proved, 16th November, 1774, by Kidd, and recorded. Thomas qualified with John Madison, Jr.
  • Page 101.--8th September, 1779. David Allen's will--To wife, Elizabeth; to children; to wife's mother, Mary Allen; to son, Robert, infant, £5 in lieu of a horse left him by his grandfather, Robert Allen; to son, John Crooks Allen, infant; to sons, James and David, infants; to daughter, Mary, infant; to son, James Joseph Allen, infant. Executors, brothers John Allen, in Frederick County, and Thomas Allen, in Shanando. Teste: John Montgomery, James Henry, Patrick Hall, James Givens. Proved, 16th November, 1779, by James Henry and Edward Hall. Executors qualify.
  • Page 65.--8th March, 1788. John Coulter's will, aged about 68 years-- To wife; to son, David; to son, John; to 3 daughters, Bety Ray, Bett Best, Nancy Beaton; to daughter, Mary Best; to sons, James and Joseph; to daughters, Nancy Beaton, Bety Reay, Bell Best, Mary Best; to grandson, John Coulter, Joseph's son. Executors, son David and Walter Davis. Teste: Edward Hall, Mathew Allexander. Proved, 17th June, 1788. by the witnesses, and 15th July, 1788, David Coulter qualifies and leave reserved for Davis to qualify later.

Information on Edward Hall

Fulton Collaterals - HALL, STUART , BUCHANAN (excerpt from "Archibald Stuart" by J.A.Stuart6 [page number needed])

1 A ... Eleanor Stuart, daughter of Archibald, Sr and her Descendants (1)

Eleanor was married on April 24 1744 to Edward Hall; his father was Isaac Hall and his mother Sarah Atkinson Hall. The Halls came from Armagh County, Ireland, in 1736. The Hall land adjoined the Stuart land in Augusta. Eleanor Stuart inherited from her father land about five miles from the present city of Waynesboro, and adjoining the land Mr. Hall inherited from his father. South River flowed thru the property. Mr. And Mrs. Hall built a substantial log house on their farm about 1743. It was still standing and in good condition in 1873 but has since been torn down. Records are not entirely clear as to the number of children Mr. And Mrs. Hall had. Seven are mentioned in their wills. Mr. Hall's will was admitted to record Sept. 20, 1795 [*]; his wife's will was admitted to record Oct. 25, 1802. Some records indicate Mr. and Mrs. Hall had eight children. We record such information as we have.

[*cos 1776 note: date elsewhere is given as 20 Sep 1796. Is this a typo or a mistake?]

To Do List and Records for Further Review

  • Get original copy of Edward's Will, if possible. Transcribe, etc.
  • Chalkley: N. S. 53--Deed dated 21st March, 1796, by William Anderson and Margaret, his wife, of Fayette County, Ky., to Andrew Boyd of Wythe County, conveys tract in Botetourt County. Recorded in Botetourt County, February-June, 1797. Recorded in Fayette County, April, 1796. On 10th July, 1766, John Smith made an entry for 400 acres at mouth of Purgatory Creek on James River, including town of Pattonsburg, which in 1770 he sold to Margaret Buchanan, widow of John Buchanan .
  1.   Edward Hall, in Chalkley, - Augusta County, Virginia Court Abstracts.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Edward Hall, 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 34.

    ELEANOR Stuart (b) (dau. of Archibald and Janet Stuart), was b. in Ireland. She m. Edward Hall, a native of Ireland. He came to the Valley in 1736 and settled on South River, six miles above Waynesboro. They were m. April 24, 1744, and had 10 children, several of whom d. young. The 10 who lived to maturity were :

    a. Isaac Hall, Sr., b. May 13, 1747; studied medicine in Scotland. He m. Martha Everard of Petersburg, where he resided.

    b. Sally Hall, b. Dec. 19, 1751. She m. Capt. James Tate who was killed in the battle of Guilford. She afterwards m. Hugh Felton.

    c. Thomas Hall, b. Aug. 31, 1754. He was twice m.

    d. Elizabeth Hall, b. Dec. 27, 1756. She married Col. Andrew Fulton. Of their children :
    a. Judge Andrew Fulton of Wythe, was one; also
    b. John H. Fulton, M. C. of the Wythe District.

    e. Alexander Hall (son of Eleanor). He was b. May 24, 1759; inherited his father's homestead; m. his cousin Mary Patterson Stuart, dau. of Major Alexander Stuart and sister of Judge Archibald. Among their children were :
    a. Dr. Isaac Hall, Jr.
    b. Alexander S. Hall, and others.

    f. Benjamin Hall (son. of Eleanor and Edward), b. Feb. 17, 1765. He m. his cousin Priscilla Stuart and removed to Missouri.

    g. John Hall (son of Eleanor and Edward), b. May 31, 1767; settled in N. C, and was a Judge of the Supreme Court. He d. Jan. 29, 1833.

    h. Eleanor Hall (dau. of Eleanor and Edward), m. Mr. Douglas ; had dau. : Ellen Stuart Douglas, who m. Mr. McCue and resides in Fishersville, Va., Augusta Co.

    i. Archibald Hall,

    j. Janet Hall. ^ -^ 34 1 T'^

  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 DAR Patriot A049564 Edward Hall, in Daughters of the American Revolution. Genealogical Research System.

    Ancestor #: A049564
    Service: VIRGINIA Rank: CORPORAL
    Birth: 1723 IRELAND
    Service Description: 1) ALSO PVT,CAPTS FALKNER,ANDERSON

    Number Name

  4. Edward 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), 368.

    IV. Eleanor, daughter of Archibald and Janet Stuart, married Edward Hall, a native of North Ireland, who came to the Valley in 1736, and settled on South river, six miles above Waynesborough. They were married April 24, 1744, and had ten children, several of whom died young. Those who lived to maturity were:
    :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. Sally Hall, born December 19, 1751, and married Captain James Tate, who was killed in the battle of Guilford. She afterwards married Hugh Fulton.
    :3. Thomas Hall, born August 31, 1754,—twice married.
    :4. Elizabeth Hall, born December 27, 1756, married Colonel Andrew Fulton. Judge Andrew Fulton, of Wythe, and John H. Fulton, M. C., of the Wythe District, were sons of Andrew and Elizabeth Fulton.
    :5. Alexander Hall, born May 24, 1759, inherited his father's homestead. Married his cousin, Mary Patterson Stuart, daughter of Major Alexander Stuart, and sister of Judge Archibald Stuart. Among his children were Mrs. Eleanor Douglass, Alexander S. Hall, Dr. Isaac Hall, Jr., and others.
    :6. Benjamin Hall, born February 17, 1765, married his cousin, Priscilla Stuart, and removed to Missouri. ,

  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 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).


    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.

  6.   Edward Hall, in Stuart, J.A. Archibald Stuart of Augusta County, Virginia, and his descendants. (Buena Vista, VA, 1929).