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Josephine Martha Hall
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Birth: Dec. 15, 1863
Death: Jul. 16, 1866

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Tuesday, December 15th, 1863. Houston County, Texas. Today Sam and the boys finished the floor in the mill forebay and let down the gates to catch a head of water. The little woman was taken sick and at 11 o'clock a.m. was delivered of a female child. She may truthfully be said to be a woman of ready conception and easy delivery. there were present Mrs. Bird, Mother, Nellie and myself, assisted by Rachael a negro woman. I sent for Dr. Murchison, who came but as usual too late to be of any service in his profession. he remained for dinner and then left for home. Weather cloudy with occasional showers of rain and a hard rain at night.
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Monday, July 16th, 1866. Liberty County, Texas. Today about dawn I arrived in Houston and immediately left in an omnibus for the depot of the Texas and New Orleans Rail Road. we left the depot on the train at 9 o'clock a.m. for Liberty. I arrived home at 4 o'clock P.M. just in time to witness the death throes of my sweet little daughter Josephine Martha, who departed this life at 5 o'clock, and now reposes sweetly upon the bosom of her Savior. She died at the tender age of two years seven months and one day. The neighbours generally came in and bestowed upon my stricken family such consolation as they could under our heavy trial. Weather cloudy and hot with occasional showers of rain. Ther: 90.
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FUNERAL NOTICE. The friends and acquaintances of Maj. James M. Hall, are respectfully invited to attend the funeral of his daughter, Josephine Martha, from his residence, this (Tuesday) evening, at 4 o'clock. Liberty, July 17, 1866.
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Tuesday, July 17th, 1866. Today my poor wife is indeed a sorrow stricken and almost heart broken woman for the loss of our sweet little angel Josephine Martha. I performed the last sad rite for her little remains and had them interred in the burial ground at Liberty there to remain until her God shall call her again to meet him in the great day of accounts. My sweet little babe may she rest peacefully in the bosom of her God, and may this sad bereavement be for our future good. Edward Jones left on the cars for Houston. Weather cloudy and hot with occasional showers of rain. Ther: 86.
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Wednesday, July 18th, 1866. Today I drove up town in my buggy and while there paid the funeral expenses of my sweet little angel Josephine Martha which amounted to 55$ in gold. I then drove to the warehouse but did not remain long, being in no condition to attend to business. My little woman is still suffering great agony for our sad bereavement. Edward Jones arrived on the cars from Houston and brought me a large piece of ice, which is quite refreshing this hot weather. Mrs. Buckley came over and spent the evening with the little woman giving her all the consolation in her power. Weather variable and hot. Ther: 90.
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Thursday, July 19th, 1866. . . . I paid Dr. Coleman his medical bill for his attention to my sweet little babe. Mrs. Beale and Mrs. Buckley spent the day with the little woman. . . .

Tuesday, July 24th, 1866. Galveston, Texas. . . . moved our quarters to the residence of Capt. Peacock who agreed to board my family during their stay in the Island City. I hired a hack and went with the little woman and children down the beach. . . . The little woman purchased a nice little Italian marble monument to be placed over the grave of my sweet little babe Josephine. . . .
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Monday, August 6th, 1866. Liberty, Texas. . . . I received from Galveston by the way of Houston the little monument purchased by the little woman, and to be erected over the grave of my sweet little babe Josephine Martha. . . .
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Thursday, August 23rd, 1866. . . . Mr. Beard commenced to make a railing to enclose the grave of my sweet little angel Josephine Martha. . . .
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Friday, August 24th, 1866. . . . Mr. Beard is still at work on the railing for little Joe's grave. . . .
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Note . . . less than a month later, James Madison Hall, the writer of the Journal quoted above, is himself dead . . . he is laid to rest beside the grave of his little daughter . . .
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 Parents:
  James Madison Hall (1819 - 1866)
  Margaret A Sharp Stewart (1840 - ____)
 
 Siblings:
  Margaret Hall McLemore (1844 - 1920)**
  James Wrigley Hall (1862 - 1867)*
  Josephine Martha Hall (1863 - 1866)
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Liberty City Cemetery
Liberty
Liberty County
Texas, USA
 
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Originally Created by: sjmj
Record added: Aug 17, 2010
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Josephine Martha Hall
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Josephine Martha Hall
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