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Benjamin Hall
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Birth: 1786
Maryland, USA
Death: Oct., 1836
Cape Girardeau
Cape Girardeau County
Missouri, USA

Benjamin Hall was born in coastal Maryland. His parents, names unknown, were natives of Charleston, S. C., before moving to Maryland in 1786 or before.

In his young adult life, Benjamin moved to Tennessee. It is there he married his only wife, Rebecca Green, and had his first two sons born, Green William and Joseph John.

From records, it appears the HALL family moved to Jonesboro, IL and established a home near the Mississippi River around 1816. That Jonesboro property may have been later either given or sold to his eldest son, Green William Hall.

In the historical report by the State of Illinois, his son Green William Hall reported his father, Benjamin, drown while engaged in trade by flat-boat on the Mississippi River.

The approximated date of his drowning in the Mississippi was not recorded in the historical report, but was guessed at as sometime after 1833, when we have a record of a land purchase in Cape Girardeau, MO. By the 1840 US Census, his widowed wife, Rebecca Hall, is shown living in Cape Girardeau, next to her second born son, Joseph John Hall.

Very recent to this writing, the Will of Benjamin Hall was provided on Ancestry.com that suggested an October 1836 date of death. An more careful reading of that Will most likely will provide more details of his life.

 
 
Family links: 
 Children:
  Green William Hall (1813 - 1887)*
  Joseph John Hall (1815 - 1902)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Body lost at sea
Specifically: Reported drown in the Mississippi River
 
Created by: RD Hall
Record added: Feb 10, 2014
Find A Grave Memorial# 124917843
 

In the fall of 2011, I touched the waters of the Mississippi River, at St. Louis, not knowing that you had died in that watery grave. My you rest in peace. Your 4th great grandson.
- RD Hall
 Added: May. 26, 2015
 
 
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