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Joshua James Hall

  • Birth 1790 Maryland, USA
  • Death 1871 Hall's Bluff, Houston County, Texas, USA
  • Burial Houston County, Texas, USA
  • Memorial ID 27792406

According to Ida Mae's rememberings in 1962 . . . "My Grandmother [Mahala] and my step Grandfather [J. J. Hall] are also buried in the Hall Cemetery, but I do not know where their graves are located."
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Texas Historical Marker. Hall's Bluff. Maryland native Joshua James Hall migrated to Texas and purchased a land grant in 1839 on the east side of the Trinity River. Hall and his son, James Madison Hall, established a port and ferry on the Trinity River as a shipping point for Houston County settlers. The Community of Hall's Bluff developed around the ferry in the mid-19th century, and included a general store, post office, churches and a school. Unreliable shipping due to weather-related problems and the arrival of the railroad in the 1870s, caused the port to decline and eventually most residents moved away.
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From the Texas Historical Marker at the cemetery :: HALL CEMETERY. Joshua James Hall (1790-1871) gave a portion of his land on this site about a mile from his homestead to be used as a burial ground. HALL CEMETERY was already in use when freedmen French Taylor (1842-1937), Bob Denby, and Alf Warfield petitioned Hall for permission to bury their dead in the graveyard. Hall agreed, and the cemetery was used by both Anglo and African American settlers. The earliest marked grave is that of Mary A. Sharp (1843-1876). HALL CEMETERY had several owners during the 20th century. A 1997 count revealed 29 marked and more than 105 unmarked graves. Descendants of early settlers continue to care for and maintain the land. (1998)

Esther Biggers, a Hall family historian, said that she visited this cemetery with her father several years before his death in 1983 . . . and that at that time there were markers here for various members of the Hall family who originally owned the land where this cemetery is located . . . she later learned that those markers had disappeared . . . but was never able to determine what had happened to them.
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Gravesite Details Exact burial location is unknown [possibly outside of current fence?]. Previously existing memorial stones for the Hall family seem to have disappeared.

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  • Created by: BeNotForgot
  • Added: 24 Jun 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 27792406
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Joshua James Hall (1790–1871), Find A Grave Memorial no. 27792406, citing Hall Cemetery, Houston County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by BeNotForgot (contributor 46974545) .