|Birth: ||Jul. 26, 1830|
|Death: ||Feb. 23, 1916|
The son of Thomas F. Hall and Elizabeth "Betsey" Hall of Atkinson, Maine (probably a cousin). Second Great Grandfather James Robert Hall was a Civil War veteran - 3rd Maine Light Artillery, Jan-Mar 1862 - and -1st Maine Calvary, 1863-1865 - who married Dorcas Jenks, also of Maine, in 1858. James was survived by six children: George Washington Hall, Charles Henry Hall, Ernest Hall, Fred James Hall, Lena May Hall Evans and Clara Hall Fellows. Another son, Edgar, who died as an infant. (Edgar is buried in the same plot a Thomas F. Hall and Betsey Hall.) James took up farming following his discharge. During the mid-late 1860s, he and his family lived in Enfield, Maine, but by 1869, James and Dorcas had purchased a farm in Atkinson where they continued to live for roughly thirty years.
"Go west, young man," an often heard phrase of the time, clearly resonated with the Halls, as by the turn of the century all of the children, with the exception of George, had moved to California. Not wanting to be separated from so many of her children, Dorcas persuaded James at the age of 70 to sell their home and follow the children westward. Most, including James and Dorcas, ultimately settled in Alameda or Sonoma Counties. His brief obituary notes that James was an esteemed citizen of Petaluma; a retired rancher who passed away at the home of his daughter and son-in-law, Clara and Fred Fellows, and who had until late been "remarkedly well preserved, strong, and rugged." He was buried at Mountain View Cemetery in Oakland, California, near the grave of his late wife, Dorcas.
Thomas F. Hall (1800 - 1873)
Elizabeth E. Hall Hall (1804 - 1871)
Dorcas Snow Jenks Hall (1835 - 1907)*
Charles Henry Hall (1858 - 1919)*
Ernest Edwin Hall (1860 - 1929)*
Fred James Hall (1862 - 1940)*
Lena May Hall Evans (1866 - 1943)*
Clara Hall Fellows (1867 - 1933)*
George Washington Hall (1869 - 1940)*
Edgar Hall (1873 - 1873)*
James Robert Hall (1830 - 1916)
Elijah E. Hall (1835 - 1900)*
Henry H. Hall (1841 - 1900)*
Emily Tibbetts Hall Barnes (1844 - 1921)*
Note: Several secondary sources identify James as James Ralph, however, examination of primary sources indicates he was James Robert.
Mountain View Cemetery
Created by: Robert C. Kuberek
Record added: Mar 01, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 66346739
Added: Jul. 5, 2014