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Jackson Lafayette Hall
Birth: Oct. 14, 1826
Bedford County
Tennessee, USA
Death: 1908
Mohave County
Arizona, USA

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NOTE: Susan and Diane have provided some of the research and photos of Jackson Lafayette Hall and his descendants
Jackson Lafayette Hall was at different times a Farmer, a Foot rifleman in the Mexican/American War, a Muler and a Postmaster.

According to the John Hall family Bible (Jackson's brother), Jackson Lafayette Hall was born 14 Oct 1826 in Bedford County, Tennesse, to John and Susanna Hall.

Jackson was first buried in 1908 near the Colorado River where he died. Because they were creating Lake Mojave, Jackson Hall's body was removed from the vicinity of Searchlight Ferry, Arizona and was moved to Mt. View Cemetery in Kingman, Arizona on November 28, 1949. The Government paid the cost of the re-burial ($175) because water from the Davis Dam would have covered his grave.

Jackson L Hall's headstone incorrectly states that he was born in 1836, but other records (including the family Bible) prove he was born in 1826.

Jackson moved to Nacogdoches County, Texas with his family from Tenn. about 1838 when he was almost 12 years old.

His parents died two years later and two of his brothers became the guardians of the younger children.

John Hall probate listing of children (partial):
FHL Film #1003750 pp. 31...Nacogdoches, Texas in the words and figures following to wit:
The Republic of Texas In Probate Court February 1846 County of Nacogdoches. Some time in the year 1840, said John HALL departed this life having these heirs of his body to wit: The said Jackson L HALL and Marion W. HALL who are piteous wards...

His brother, Green H. Hall became his guardian:
19 May 1842, # 66 Bond Book B
Know all men by these presents that Green H Hall as Principal... in the full and just sum of six thousand dollars as true payment of which security to be made and done...this thirteenth day of May One Thousand eight hundred and forty two... Whereas the above bound Green H Hall has been duly appointed Guardian of Jackson Hall,
Minerva Hall & J. Hickman Hall minor heirs of John Hall

A few months later, his brother, Bartlett Marymond Hall became his guardian:

30 Dec 1843, #92 p.71 Bond book B
Know all men by these presents that we, Jesse Walling & Bartlett M. Hall as principals...are held and firmly bound unto W W Wingfield Judge of the full and just sum of Twelve hundred dollars...We bind ourselves, our heirs...The condition of the above obligation is such Whereas the above bound Jesse Walling (probably a minister--he officiated in several marriages in Nacogdoches County,Texas about that time) & B M Hall have been duly appointed Guardians of Jackson Hall minor of John Hall deceased....,

FHL Film #1003750 pp. 31...Nacogdoches, Texas in the words and figures following to wit:
The Republic of Texas In Probate Court February 1846
County of Nacogdoches To the Honourable W W Wingfield Judge...The petition of James McKnight (probably a minister--he officiated in several marriages in Nacogdoches County,Texas about that time), guardian of Jackson L Hall...

MEXICAN WAR, 1846-1848
Co E, 2 Texas Mounted Volunteers
Co F, 1 Texas Foot Rifleman
Mustered out August 24, 1846, in Nacogdoches, Texas.
At age 61 years old, he applied for a pension
Pension March 1897. He was 5 FT `0, Light complexion, blue eyes and dark hair.
Mexican War veterans: A complete roster of the regular and volunteer troops in the war between the United States and Mexico, from 1846 to 1848 ; the volunteers are arranged by states, alphabetically
William Hugh Robarts (Author)
2nd Reg of Texas Mounted Volunteers
Received Jun/Jul Discharged Oct 16.
Col. George T. Woods
Listed as Capt John L. Hall

By 1850, the younger siblings went to live with their sister, Ebelina Hall McDaniel.

1850 US Census Nacogdoches County,Texas page 60B
26 101 101 McDaniel J. T. 30 M 400 Alabama
27 101 101 McDaniel Carolina 26 F Tennessee
28 101 101 McDaniel Sarah 8 F Texas
29 101 101 McDaniel William 6 M Texas
30 101 101 McDaniel Marion 3 M Texas
31 101 101 McDaniel Jackson 3 M Texas
32 101 101 McDaniel Mary 4 F Texas
33 101 101 Hall* Simpson 26 M 300 Tennessee
(Listed as Idiotic-probably Downs Syndrome)
34 101 101 Hall Jackson 24 M Farmer 400 Tennessee
35 101 101 Hall Jabes 17 M Farmer 400 Tennessee (Jabez)

On the 29th of October 1850, and entry was made in the minutes of said court in terms as follow to wit: No. 111 on application docket...all prerequisites of the law...have been complied with and...WM. G. Engledorn for the minors & now residents being present in court consenting hereto His orders & decreed by the court the Six hundred & forty acres of land in Nacogdoches County heretofore set apart in the
partition John Hall Estate to Jackson L. Hall, Nancy Adams, formerly Nancy Hall, Minerva Smith, wife of Joseph Smith & Jabez H. Hall, be now partitioned according to law so that each of these distributions may hold his and her share...the said commissioners are also hereby informed that Jackson L. Hall, Jabez H. Hall are residents of Nacogdoches county, Texas...
He was a farmer who went to Oregon in 1854

Sometime before 1857, Jackson Lafayette Hall moved to Oregon. He was probably caught up in "Gold Fever", because gold had been discovered in Jackson County, Oregon in the mid 1850's.

Sarah Jane Ramsey's family came from Illinois to Oregon on the Oregon Trail in 1852. Jackson Lafayette and Sarah Jane Ramsey married on 8 April 1857 in Lane County, Oregon, where they lived for about 20 years. (Jackson's name on marriage is John).

1870 Oregon Census, Jackson County, Grants Pass PO
(In 1885, the boundary of Jackson County was changed and Grants Pass became a part of Josephine County, Oregon)
Series: M593 Roll: 1286 Page: 390
Hall, Jackson age 41, Male, White, farmer, born TX
Sarah J age 30 Female, White, keeping house, born Illinois
James A age 12, Male, White, born Oregon
Edward L age 10, Male, White, born Oregon
Emery J age 8, Male, White, born Oregon
John B age 5, Male, White, born Oregon
Carrice V (Clarence V) age 2, Male, White, born Oregon
Jacob H age 3 months , Male, White, born Oregon

They had 10 children, nine of whom were born in Oregon. Two of their children (Martha Elizabeth Hall and Samuel Marion Hall) died in Oregon before they were 2 years old. Their son, James Alexander Hall, died about 1875 in Alaska during the early days of the gold era there. He may have been seeking for adventure like his father had.

Jackson and Sarah moved to Arizona about 1875. Sarah died 1 Jan 1876, the day after their 10th child was born.

The Desert Land Act of 1877, gave settlers 640 acres, so that may have been one reason Jackson chose Arizona as a place to live.

About 1880, Jackson traveled back to Nacogdoches, Texas to take care of business, leaving his four younger children with his sister, Sarah Susannah Hall Smith in Coryell County, Texas.

Jackson Lafayette Hall is found in the book: Citizens of Nacogdoches County in 1880 by Carolyn Ericson.

Jackson returned to Coryell County, Texas for a period of time and served as postmaster in Purmela.

From the book:
1854 - 1930 PURMELA (Coryell) By Jim Wheat
Hall, Jackson L., 29 May 1884
Hall, Jacob H., 24 Jan 1895 [Jackson's son]
According to the 1900 census Camp Verde, Yavapai, Arizona Territory and family records-- Jackson L. Hall age 73 was a muler.

Later Jackson and some of his children moved to Arizona where he died and is buried.
Family links: 
  John Hall (1780 - 1840)
  Susanna Hall (1788 - 1840)
  Sarah Jane Ramsay Hall (1838 - 1876)
  James Alexander Hall (1857 - 1875)*
  Edward Louis Hall (1859 - 1941)*
  Amory Jackson Hall (1861 - 1942)*
  Martha Elizabeth Hall (1864 - 1864)*
  John Barnett Hall (1865 - 1925)*
  Clarence Victor Hall (1868 - 1955)*
  Jacob Henry Hall (1870 - 1949)*
  Samuel Marion Hall (1872 - 1874)*
  Mary Malissa Hall Felder (1874 - 1959)*
  Charles Marion Hall (1876 - 1952)*
  Joshua Hall (1809 - 1853)*
  Leander Hall (1810 - 1833)*
  Bartlett Marymond Hall (1812 - 1866)*
  John A. Hall (1813 - 1886)*
  Young S. Hall (1815 - 1833)*
  Green H. Hall (1817 - ____)*
  Mary F. Hall (1819 - 1833)*
  Sarah Susannah Hall Smith (1821 - 1885)*
  Ebelina Hall McDaniel (1823 - 1895)*
  James Simpson Hall (1825 - 1855)*
  Jackson Lafayette Hall (1826 - 1908)
  Marion Washington Hall (1827 - 1902)*
  Minerva Ann Hall Huckabee (1829 - 1898)*
  Elizabeth Jane Hall (1831 - 1838)*
  Jabez Hickman Hall (1833 - ____)*
*Calculated relationship
Mountain View Cemetery
Mohave County
Arizona, USA
Plot: Section 5 Lot 6 Grave 8
Maintained by: Susan Bower-Litzenberger
Originally Created by: Sandra Gwilliam
Record added: May 09, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 36897166
Jackson Lafayette Hall
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Jackson Lafayette Hall
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Jackson Lafayette Hall
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We did it...your 2nd gteat granddaughters got your new military headstone. 10 years in the making. May 2015 you were honored the way you always deserved. We are so very proud to be your family. You'll never be forgotten or your service to our amazing coun...(Read more)
- Susan Bower-Litzenberger
 Added: Sep. 20, 2015
You Mean the to world to me. I will not rest until your headstone corrected, or Service one places for you. You deserve to be honored by your family....and we will do it. Love
- Susan Bower-Litzenberger
 Added: Apr. 7, 2011
Spanish American war Hero.MEXICAN WAR, 1846-1848CO E, 2 TEXAS MTD VOLUNTEERSCO F, 1 TEXAS FOOT RIFLEMANYou are our families HERO. Your life amazes us on all your travels and love of family. Thank you from our hearts
- Susan Bower-Litzenberger
 Added: Mar. 3, 2010
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