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James Madison Hall
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Birth: Feb. 22, 1819
Maryland, USA
Death: Sep. 12, 1866
Liberty
Liberty County
Texas, USA

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James Madison Hall came to Texas with his father when he was sixteen years old, and he settled on the Elkhart Creek in Houston County with his father Joshua James Hall in 1835. He served in the Mexican War of 1846, according to the records of Captain John L. Hall's Company of Houston County. James was a man of many talents and he had many different professions. In Houston County he served as a District Clerk, and a Deputy Tax Collector. He was a merchant, a miller, a farmer and a land surveyor. James Madison wrote a daily journal for the entire five year period of the Civil War. A copy of this Journal was made and presented to the Houston County Historical Library Collection by a great-nephew, Robert L. Hall. [It is also being transcribed online in connection with the sesquicentennial of the war between the states.] In this journal, the daily events of James are written with many of the names of the early settlers of Houston County. The high prices of goods are mentioned; for example, one ounce of quinine was made for $300.00. He writes that on December 31, 1863, they were ... "experiencing the coldest day of his twenty-eight years since he had been in Texas, that the Mill Pond had been frozen over." A ball was given at Hall's Bluff, January 20, 1865, for the price of $10.00 for the soldiers fighting in the war from Crockett. He writes, May 24, 1865 ... "General E.K. Smith surrendered to General Canley of Trans-Mississippi Department. The war is over, it is all over." James Madison Hall went to Liberty, Texas on family and personal business from Hall's Bluff. He lived there the last few years of his life. He was the first mayor of that city and he died there September 12, 1866. Submitted by Esther M. Biggers nee Hall, great-granddaughter of Joshua James Hall.
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 Parents:
  Joshua James Hall (1790 - 1871)
 
 Spouses:
  Cornelia Amanda Bracken Hall (1823 - 1894)*
  Margaret Annot Sharp Stewart (1840 - ____)*
 
 Children:
  Margaret Hall McLemore (1844 - 1920)*
  James Wrigley Hall (1862 - 1867)*
  Josephine Martha Hall (1863 - 1866)*
 
 Siblings:
  James Madison Hall (1819 - 1866)
  Berta Halyard (1852 - 1915)*
  Horace Oscar Hall (1854 - 1934)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
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JAMES
MADISON
HALL
1st SGT 1 BRIG
TEXAS MD VOLS
MEXICAN WAR
FEB 22 1819
SEP 12 1866
MAYOR
OF
LIBERTY
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Burial:
Liberty City Cemetery
Liberty
Liberty County
Texas, USA
 
Maintained by: BeNotForgot
Originally Created by: sjmj
Record added: Aug 17, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 57259722
James Madison Hall
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James Madison Hall
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James Madison Hall
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- GoneToTexas
 Added: Apr. 8, 2014
150 years ago today you penned the following words in your journal . . . Be it remembered that the writer of this note book this day attained the 45th anniversary of his birth day.
- BeNotForgot
 Added: Feb. 22, 2014
150 years ago today you penned the following words in your journal . . . To day being the anniversary of my birth day the little woman gave me a fine dinner . . .
- BeNotForgot
 Added: Feb. 22, 2013
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