Lyman Hall

Lyman Hall (1724 - 1790)

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Dr. Lyman Hall
Born in Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticutmap
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Died in Augusta, Burke, Georgia, USAmap
Profile last modified | Created 20 Feb 2011
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Categories: American Founding Fathers | Signers of the United States Declaration of Independence | Courthouse Grounds, Augusta, Georgia | Georgia Governors | Namesakes US Counties | Georgia Notables | NSSAR Patriot Ancestors.

Dr. Lyman Hall was a Founding Father in the American Revolution
Lyman Hall is Notable.
Preceded by
15th Governor
John Martin
Lyman Hall
16th Governor
of Georgia
Seal of the State of Georgia
Succeeded by
17th Governor
John Houstoun


Lyman Hall is an NSSAR Patriot Ancestor.
NSSAR Ancestor #: P-173136
Rank: Signer, Declaration of Independence

Lyman Hall was born April 12, 1724 in Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut, the son of John Hall and Mary Street Hall.[1] He was the brother of Hannah Hall, Mary Hall, Kezia Hall and Giles Hall. [2]

Lyman Hall was named after his GG Grandfather Richard Lyman who arrived on the Lion from England in 1631. Lyman graduate from Yale College in 1747 in a class of 28 members. Later in his career he studied medicine and received a Doctor of Medicine degree. [3][4]

Lyman Hall was one of the four Signers of The Declaration of Independence who were trained as doctors as well as one of the four Signers who were trained as ministers. [5]


  • Hall County, Georgia is named in his honor.


  1. Connecticut Vital Records to 1870 "Wallingford" p. 136. (Online Database:, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011.) From original typescripts, Lucius Barnes Barbour Collection, 1928.
  2. Lyman Hall, Biographical Directory of the Continental Congress
  3. Biography, Signers of the Declaration of Independence
  4. Wikipedia: Lyman Hall
  5. NPS Biography, Lyman Hall

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On 12 Jan 2018 at 20:59 GMT John Simmons Jr, wrote:

Hall County was named in honor of Dr. Hall. There is no Lyman County in Georgia.

Lyman is 29 degrees from Jelena Eckstädt, 12 degrees from Theodore Roosevelt and 16 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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