JOHN HOSEY HALL By Great Great Grandson Rayburn C Hall:
John Hosey Hall was born about 1840 in Meigs or Marion County Tennessee. His parents were Elijah M. Hall and Mary Phillips. John’s siblings were Nancy, Catherine, Josiah, Mary, and William Manoah. John moved with his mother and siblings to Jackson County Alabama between 1850 and 1860. He and Nancy Elizabeth Rickles were married November 17, 1861 in Belfonte, Alabama, the county seat of Jackson County at that time. They were married in the Belfonte stagecoach inn where Nancy was working. John and Nancy caught a train at Stevenson, Alabama and went to Fort Wayne Indiana soon after they were married and lived there during the Civil War years. William Manoah Hall their first child was born in that state in 1862. John Hosey was a chimney builder and plied his trade in Jackson County Alabama and Franklin County Tennessee. His grandson Uncle Coon Hall said he was a cripple man because he cut his leg with a stone tool. John Hosey died in 1897 in Franklin County Tennessee. He is buried in the Shavers graveyard in Rounds Cove near Anderson Tennessee. Nancy Elizabeth Rickles was born about 1840 either in Jackson or Marshal County Alabama. Her parents were John C. and Elizabeth Rickles. Nancy’s siblings were John, William, and James. Nancy was living in Marshal County Alabama in 1850. Her parents were separated in 1860 and all family members were found living in separate households in Jackson County Alabama in the census. Records show that Nancy was a midwife to several people born in Franklin county Tennessee in 1910. Nancy died on March 22, 1919. She was buried in the Old Baptist Cemetery in Hollywood, Alabama. John Hosey and Nancy’s children were: William Manoah (Noah) Soloman Wininger (Sol), Mary Angie, Clemantine (Tynte), Carrel Jackson, Francis Elizabeth, Nancy (Nan), Lydia L, (Liddy)., Elijah Madison (Dank)
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