4 Hall Cousins... reflecting on the past

Archive for January, 2011

Sarah Ockington (1691-1726), Sarah Smith (1691-1753), wives of Jonathan3 Hall, Sr.

Sunday, January 23rd, 2011

As with the previous posts on Esther Hall, wife of Edward Hall of Rehoboth, and Abigail Pratt, wife of Samuel Hall, there is, again,  very little to tell about Sarah Ockington and Sarah Smith, wives of Jonathan Hall, Sr.  It is truly regrettable that so little can be discovered about our early female ancestors. It […]

A Brief History of Raynham, Bristol County, Massachusetts and its First Congregational Church

Monday, January 10th, 2011

Raynham, Massachusetts was incorporated April 2, 1731, having been taken from the eastern precinct of Taunton, Massachusetts in Bristol County.  Taunton was first settled by English emigrants in about 1637-39.  Settlements in the area that was to become Raynham were made about 1652 by James and Henry Leonard and Ralph Russell, who had come from […]

The Children of Jonathan3 Hall, Sr. and His Wives, Sarah Ockington (1691-1726), Sarah Smith (1691-1753)

Monday, January 3rd, 2011

Edward1 Hall of Rehoboth, Massachusetts Samuel2 Hall Jonathan3 Hall, Sr. Jonathan4 Hall, Jr., Sarah4 Hall, Amos4 Hall, Rebecca4 Hall, John4 Hall, Mason4 Hall, Elizabeth4 Hall, Hannah4 Hall Jonathan3 Hall, Sr. married Sarah Ockington, daughter of Thomas and Rebecca (Mason) Ockington, about 1714 probably in either Dedham or Taunton, Massachusetts. No primary record of their marriage […]

Last Will and Testament of Jonathan Hall, Sr.

Sunday, January 2nd, 2011

Note: The original will becomes difficult to read toward the end. Therefore, at some point in the transcription below, the language will change to a summary of what can be read. In addition, I have placed in italic type the interesting and/or unusual names that identify specific tracts of land such as Old Coleing, Mount […]