4 Hall Cousins


Welcome to Four Hall Cousins.  This blog has been created to present the history of Edward Hall of Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, formerly of Henbury, Gloucestershire, England, who arrived in Massachusetts Bay about 1636, settling first in Duxbury, Plymouth Colony, and his descendants.  Although information may be presented on some of his children and their descendants from time to time, the main focus will be on his son, Samuel Hall, who married Abigail Pratt; his son, Jonathan Hall, Sr. who married Sarah Ockington; and his son, Jonathan Hall, Jr., who married Lydia Leonard, all known to have lived in that part of Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts, that became Raynham in 1731.

From Jonathan Hall, Jr. and his wife, Lydia Leonard, we will show how we tie in Silas Leonard Hall, first documented in 1774 when he married Eunice Titus in Salisbury, Litchfield County, Connecticut. Silas Leonard Hall is the mutually elusive ancestor who brought  four Hall cousins together many years ago.  Since that time we have combined our efforts in an attempt to learn as much as possible about our mutual ancestors.

We are very interested in the children of Jonathan and Lydia Leonard Hall.  Seth Hall married Diadamia Leach and removed from Raynham, Massachusetts to Westmoreland, New Hampshire.  Linus Hall married Celia Shaw and left for Bartlett, Carroll County, New Hampshire where his two older brothers, the Honorable Obed Hall and Ebenezer Hall had already relocated.  Silas, we are certain, removed first to Salisbury, Litchfield County, Connecticut and then to Danby, Tompkins County (then Tioga Co.), New York about 1808/09.  Nothing is known about Jonathan Hall who, according to Raynham census, must have married and remained in Raynham, Massachusetts until his death.  Hezekiah married Sarah Carver and lived in Raynham and Bridgewater, Massachusetts.  We would enjoy hearing from descendants to learn more about the children.

We hope that this blog will provide additional information to those of you who are researching the above families and that it will also stimulate productive discussions about them.  We welcome new cousins to help us add to our information base.

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  1. Jed Hall

    Thanks for sharing your posts. I am currently doing some Hall genealogy and am now able to trace back to Francis Hall of Henborough, England as well. My grandfather, Stanley Cheney Hall, was born in Hardwick, MA in 1899 and I can trace him 10 generations back to Francis.

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