Source: History of Bureau County, Illinois; H. C. Bradsby, Editor; Chicago: World Publishing Co., 1885
Transcribed by: Denise McLoughlin, Tampico Area Historical Society, www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com
THE HALL FAMILY
John HALL, one of the first settlers in Bureau County, was born in Georgia, and when about four years of age removed with his parents to Kentucky, where he remained till after his first marriage, which was to a Miss HORN, by whom he had two children. After marriage he removed to Indiana, andhis wife died. He was married to Elizabeth KELLUMS in Indiana, and she was the mother of thirteen children. Of the family the following yet survive: Wesley HALL, of Iowa, near Burlington; Mrs. Eliza BROWN, a widow; Mrs. Melinda SOUTH, Mrs. Marena BOOKUM, Sylvester, Elijah and Elisha reside in Atchison County, Mo.; Charlton HALL lives near Nebraska City, Neb.; and William HALL, the youngest of the family, resides in Iowa. More of John HALL and his settlement in Bureau County will be found in the General History. Ransom HALL (deceased) was born in Indiana, January 29, 1823, and is the second son of John HALL. After coming to Bureau County he made this his home till death, and was engaged in farming, in which he was quite successful. December 12, 1845, he was married to Amanda LONG, who was born in Green County Ohio, November 12, 1827, and is the daughter of Henry J. and Mary (WALDEN) LONG. To Mr. and Mrs. HALL two daughters were born, viz.: Maria Louisa, born November 16, 1847, wife of M. M. MARTIN, Selby Township; Mary E., November 15, 1853. wife of Peter A. MARTIN, of this (Selby) Township. Mr. HALL died July 2, 1861. Mr. HALL and wife were members of the Methodist Church. (For sketch of the LONG family see that of Ernest DUNTEMAN)
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Dorrie Simon writes:
You'll find a lot of history on the Hall family in the Miller family history in the History of Bureau County by Bradsby - starting with the "Henry F. Miller" bio on page 594 (goes through other Millers to page 597). The Immke Collection of photos in Princeton is suppose to have a photo of John Hall, but I have never gone through the trouble or expense of ordering it. Hall township was suppose to have been named after John Hall, and the story goes (in the Bradsby book in the Immke section) that Hallowayville was once Halltown - named after John Hall.
Related link: Bureau Co. Photos