James Hall first appeared in a record when he bought government land in Grant County, Indiana, in 1831. He was married to Rachel Moorman in 1833 in Grant County. According the the 1850 census of Grant Co., he was born about 1800 in North Carolina. He does not appear to be related to any other Hall who lived in Grant County or surrounding counties. I've checked land records and probate records with negative results. It is possible that he was related to Hiatt individual's who owned land near James' land in Grant County, but no document indicates a relationship. From the migration pattern of others who lived in Grant County, I would assume that he came from Guilford or surrounding counties, but I have found scant evidence that he is related to any Hall who lived in those counties. Please see James Hall's biography in WikiTree for the information I have found and the details of my research. My brother has taken the Y-DNA test but he and his closest match had a common ancestor 8 to 12 generations back and this match did not have much information on his own ancestry. I have worked on this problem for many years and am beginning to think that there are no answers. I will never know for certain, who his parents were. Common names are difficult.