The Mexican American War Project and the Collaborative Profile of the Week Present
James H Hall
James H Hall was born in Ireland in 1828, served in the Mexican-American War in 1847, then settled in Pennsylvania. This one may be a challenge to find anything more than basics, and his common name is going to complicate things.
- Immigration Records? Do they exist prior to 1847?
- Can we locate him in the 1850 Census? Who was he living with?
- Other Census data? The 1880 Census, especially, will tell us who he was living with and what their relationship to him was.
- Unfortunately, pension documents for this war are not yet online. Can someone find the correct index card?
- What did Co D 5th US Infantry do during the War?
- Was the Company recruited basically in one place?
It’s helpful to the collaboration and to save duplication of work, if you post an answer here before working on some aspect of the profile. But please feel free to simply add to the profile whatever you’ve found out with it’s source.
Do you have an ancestor who fought in the Mexican-American War? The war occurred during the years 1846-1848, and was fought between the United States and the Centralist Republic of Mexico (which became the Second Federal Republic of Mexico during the war). This followed the USA accepting the Republic of Texas into the Union as a state. Once annexed, the Mexican government did not accept the boundary in south Texas that had been agreed upon by General [[Santa Anna-1|Antonio de Padua María Severino (Antonio) Santa Anna aka López de Santa Anna y Pérez de Lebrón]]. (General Santa Anna).