Abigail Johnson Hall

Morris County, New Jersey, USA
Death 15 Oct 1839 (aged 91)
Morris County, New Jersey, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 76417113 · View Source
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Daughter of John Johnson and Abigail Ball. Wife of Josias Hall, of Hanover Twp., Morris Co., NJ.

Transcribed excerpts of Josiah Hall's pension record, regarding his wife, Abigail:
5 May 1837

"Mrs. Abigail Hall, aged 89 years, a resident of Hanover township... ...a woman of unblemished character, for truth and believed by me to be a woman of _[?]_ and fair standing as a member of the Methodist church in her neighborhood..."

Abigail states: "I was born in Hanover Township in Morris County New Jersey on the 28th of January 1748. I have spent the whole of my life in Hanover, except 12 years during which time I lived in Pequamok [sp?] in the same county and state. My father was John Johnson who lived and died in Hanover. I was married to Josiah Hall, of the same place[?] in January, (the day I do not remember, I speak from memory) in the year 1764 or 1765, being then in my 17th year. I was married by Rev. Timothy Johnes, minister of the 1st Presbyterian Church in Morris town. I have had 9 children, the oldest of which is between 71 and 72 years old. All of them were born in lawful wedlock. And but two were born after war was ended. I have __ family ____ that in (or is) ______ an imperfect or imp___ _____ ______ contained in a family bible which my daughter Mary Norris took with her on removing to (?) the Lake County/Country in New York state, by my command and I have a copy of it. There is no living witness of my marriage known to me.
...my husband, the said Josiah Hall, died at his residence, where I now live, on the 11th August, 1810, and I have remained a widow from that period to the present day.
...My husband and I lived in this township & county when the war began and lived here during his whole life time, except the 12 years before stated, when we lived in the township of Pequanok [sp?], in this county.
Sworn...5th May 1837
Regarding Pequanok, mentioned above:

"My guess is that the "Pequamok twp" where Abigail (Johnson) Hall indicated she lived is the old Pequannock Twp which was 20 to 30 times larger than the Pequannock of today; it has been carved up over the years. The old Pequannock Twp was comprised of many of the towns and townships in the northern part of Morris County today especially those north of the Rockaway River. I have seen reference's to Captain Josiah Hall being from Denville which I believe would have been part of Pequannock in the latter half of the 1700s..." Mike McGrath

THIS is one of the oldest townships in Morris county; it has existed since 1740, though now greatly reduced in extent by the formation of other townships. From 1790 to 1844 it included more territory than any other township in the county, and in area was nearly equal to the whole of Essex county. Rockaway was set off in 1844. From that time to 1867 Pequannock included all the territory embraced in the present townships of Pequannock, Montville and Boonton.

[Italic's mine. C.S.]

Family Members

Gravesite Details MOST PROBABLY BURIED WITH HER HUSBAND IN or near Hanover Twp., Morris, NJ, where they spent their whole lives.


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  • Added: 12 Sep 2011
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