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Hall Name Study

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Surname/tag: Halls of Portsmouth, RI
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This is a One Name Study to collect together in one place everything about one surname: Hall. The hope is that other researchers like you will join our study to help make it a valuable reference point for people studying lines that cross or intersect. Please contact the project leader, add categories to your profiles, add your questions to the bulletin board, add details of your name research, etc.



Add your name here and what you are working on if you would like to join.

  • Fred Hall: Descendant of Moses Hall, 1711-1761 Virginia- North Carolina, interested in finding DNA matches and ancestors.
  • Fiske-602 I have ancestors named hall going way back ... i’m interested in everything period
  • Jamie - Halls from Staffordshire, England.
  • Liz - Coordinator of a subproject of the Hall Name Study, for the A.K. Hall Family
  • Lynda - Halls from Northumberland, England
  • Bill - Halls from Hampshire, England
  • Christine Halls of London, England
  • Jeanne - Descendants of Jesse HALL and Candice CHILDERS who migrated into Kentucky.
  • Doris - Mainers who migrated from Dover, New Hampshire
  • Simon - Halls of Hampshire, England
  • John - Halls of Bedias Texas
  • Tom - Halls of Oklahoma
  • Graham - Halls of Hopkins County, Kentucky
  • Richard - Ancestors of Algetha P Hall of Anamosa, Jones, Iowa, USA to Richard Hall
  • Michael - Halls of Virginia/West Virginia
  • Billie Keaffaber-Halls of Virginia/West Virginia/Maryland
  • Charles Hillman. Descendant of George Abbott Hall (1737-1791) who lived between Bristol and South Carolina. My principal focus has been on his kinsfolk and descendants and on those of his Bristol based elder brother Robert Hall (1735-1800). Here's a link to a Hall web page I started on twenty years ago. It looks strangely dated now, but you may still find some useful pointers in it.
  • Ashlynn - Halls of Virginia/West Virginia/Maryland

Some Early Ancestors

was "Earliest Known Ancestor of Each Branch" but WikiTree grows too fast!






United States / Colonies



  • Elijah C. Hall (Born about 1767, migrated to Ohio)
  • Richard Hall -Born about 1635 England migrated to Calvert, Province of Maryland,

North Carolina

Rowan County
Sampson County
  • Pharoah Hall of North Carolina (about 1782-after 1850) - died Warren County, Mississippi


West Virginia


Northumberland, England

This Hall Name Study subproject, led by Lynda Crackett, focuses on Halls in Northumberland. See this category.

Halls of New England


Armajor Kent Hall

This Hall Name Study subproject, led by Liz Shifflett, focuses on just one branch of the Halls: Ancestors and Descendants of Armajor Kent Hall. Armajor Kent Hall of Louisiana was born in Hines County, Mississippi in 1835 and died in Warren County, Mississippi in 1919. His father was Evan, son of Pharoah Hall (earliest known ancestor of this branch). See this page (information about his family and a photograph of Armajor, his 2nd wife Louisa, and their 11 children). See also this category for profiles categorized to this subproject.

Notable Halls

People with the Hall surname that are notable enough to have a page on Wikipedia.

ONS Sticker

The One Name Study sticker (below) will automatically add [[Category:Hall Name Study]] to the profile it's added to.
{{One Name Study|name=Hall}} results in:
This profile is part of the Hall Name Study.
You can have it add a different category, such as Category: England, Hall Name Study, by adding a category parameter. (If you also wanted the profile to be in the main Hall Name Study category, you would need to add that category separately.) For example,
{{One Name Study|name=Hall|category=England, Hall Name Study}}
adds the same sticker, but adds Category:England, Hall Name Study instead of Category:Hall Name Study

Helpful Wikitree Links

Suggested Tasks

  • Enter your Hall ancestors.
  • Upload photos of your Hall ancestors.
  • Connect all Halls to the main tree.
  • Find and enter notable Halls.
  • Make sure all Halls are sourced.
  • Choose a Hall already in the tree and enter all of their Hall descendants.
  • Add the template or category to people with the Hall surname.
  • Choose a location and enter all Halls that live there.
  • If you are a male Hall and have had your Y-DNA tested, enter your test information on Wikitree.
  • If you are descended from a Hall and have had your Autosomal DNA done, upload your data to Gedmatch and enter your test information on Wikitree so we can confirm relationships with triangulation.

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Halls of New Hampshire

Halls of Iowa

  • Henry Hall III (1791-1883) Veteran of War of 1812 - moved from Rumney, Grafton, New Hampshire, USA to Anamosa, Jones, Iowa being eligible for a land grant in southeast Iowa.
posted by Richard Schamp
Can we get the Hall Needs Categories added to the Hall Name study Subcategories


I've not heard of needs categories being used for one name studies (and Template:One Name Study does not have the needs= parameter).

Perhaps you could just post a comment here with the WikiTree ID and what the profile is in need of if help is required - or you could post for help to G2G from the profile.

To my knowledge, the Hall Name Study does not have a cadre of project members who work on profiles outside their own family, like the regular WikiTree projects do.

posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
I was able to add and update this guys family. So West Virginia Hall families have bunch new Halls.



Halls of Massachusetts

Lieutenant Richard Hall(~1625-1691)

b. ~1625 in England
m. bef. 1648 Elizabeth Collicot Hall (1629-1693) b. Barstaple, Devonshire, England) d. Dorchester, Suffolk, Province of Massachusetts Bay
b. ~1645 Richard Hall Jr. (~1645-1730)
m. Martha Benson (1644-1680)
b. 1669 Joanna Hall (1669-)
b. 1671 Sarah Hall (1671-)
b. 22 Mar 1673 John Hall (1673-1763)
b. 6 Feb 1676 Richard Hall (1676-bef. 1671)
m. Elizabeth Holbrook (1647-)
b. 31 Jan 1669 Abigail Hall Wilson (1669-1729)
m. Sarah Unknown Hall ((1647-)
b. 19 Feb 1680 Joseph Hall (1680-1750)
b. ~1648 Martha Hall Williams (1648-1678)
m. 18 Sep 1674 Ebenezer Williams (~1650-1718)
b. 13 Mar 1677 Ebenezer Williams Jr (1677-1743)
b. 1 Mar 1652 Samuel Hall (1652-1691)
m. 6. Jun 1681 Bathsheba Hinckley Hall (1657-1714)
b. 9 Apr 1687 Samuel Hall (1687-1717)
b. 20 Nov 1653 Elizabeth Hall Wood (1653-1695)
b. 8 Apr 1660 Jonathan Hall (1660-1718)
m. 1692 Elizabeth Withington (1660-1700)
b. 17 Aug 1692 Hannah Hall (1692-1775)
b. 23 May 1694 Elizabeth Hall (1694-1695)
b. 19 Sep 1696 Sarah Hall (1696-1714)
b. Jan 1698/99 Martha Hall (1698/9-1698/9]]
m. 4 Apr 1701 Elizabeth Clapp (1675-1752)
b. 22 May 1702 Jonathan Hall (1702-1729)
b. 2 Aug 1703 Elizabeth Hall Wiswall Capen (1703-1790)
b. 2 Mar 1705 Deacon Richard Hall (1705-1776)
b. 30 Jan 1662 Experience Unknown Helyer (1662-)
m. before 1689 Roger Helyer (~1660-)
b. 21 Aug 1689 John Helyer (1689-)
b. 14 Feb 1669 Sarah Hall Whittemore Frost (1669-1716)
m. ~1688 John Whittemore (~1662-1702)
b. 27 Mar 1690 Jonathan Whittemore (1690-1690)
b. 20 Mar 1691 Richard Whittemore (1691-~1725)
b. 13 Feb 1694 Joseph Whittemore (1694-1729)
b. 2 Apr 1695 Sarah Whittemore (1695-d. young)
b. 12 Apr 1696 Experience Whittemore (1696-1697)
b. 4 Apr 1697 Thomas Whittemore (1697-1697)
b. 20 May 1698 Experience Whittemore (1698-1698)
b. 28 May 1699 Jonathan Whitemore (1699-1699)
m. 12 Jan 1708 Joseph Frost Sr (1680-1760)
b. 2 Dec 1708 Joseph Frost Jr (1708-1714)
b. 20 Jul 1713 Samuel Frost (1713-1614)
b. 1715 Male Frost (1715-1715)
b. ~1674 Joseph Hall (1674-1745)
posted by Richard Schamp
I was research cemetery where my Myers Kin was buried at found these Halls there possibly they connected to my Myers/Halls I added them to Hall surname Project but there brick wall don’t know where goes and not connect to Wikitree lines. Still adding children though.



Hi all I found bit information on these orphan profiles. Most kids and grandkids were orphaned I took them over as they are my lines. I added them to Virginia and West Virginia Halls. I will update what I can later but did bunch work on this one they didn’t have much there marriage record in profile as marriage was missing I just found grandkids in my tree so this somewhat new family. Hope this helps.



UPDATE: The ONS category for Halls of Australia has over 500 ancestors, spanning 6 Australian states. ... (see Category: Australia, Hall Name Study).
posted by [Living Ogle]
edited by [Living Ogle]
Maryland Hall Family. I am Molly Shorter (Terrell/Shorter) My brick wall is Great Grandmother Rebecca Hall, who appeared on the 1850 Cecil County, MD, Census in the household of Amemita Lovet. Her age was reported as 15, so she was born abt 1835. Her obit said she was a native of Elk Neck, MD. I have a "Hall family Chart" prepared by Albert Hall that was in the Historical Society of Cecil County Library. 135 East Main St., Elkton, MD 21921. Maj Elihu Hall b. 1758 to Col. Elihu Hall (b. 1724) and Catherine Orrick (b. 1736). There are 13 possible children for the Col and Catherine. BUT, some have ? marks. My GEDmatch # is T194745 and another cousin's is T150999. Thanks.
posted by Molly Shorter
I just found a Massachusetts Hall guy I just added him to Hall project. If anyone would know about the Massachusetts Hall you can work on him. It seems he connects to some people I working on.



poking around, found this (4 levels of Hall Name Study categories)

I'll add it to the main category page.

(For the record, I probably would not have created levels under State/Commonwealth levels unless/until the State category had 200 or more profiles. Others argue it is better to create the sub-levels in advance, to save the work of redistributing profiles down the road. They're probably right, but I have a strong aversion to clicking through a lot of categories looking for someone, only to find they're all empty.)

posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
That's fine. You might want to add London to the list on this page. Welcome Cousin!
posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
I am have a lot of Halls on my tree can I add them to the study? They are all in England, mostly London

I put the sticker on Eliza Hall, but not sure if I should have asked first or if I should have added something else?

My Hall roadblock is my great grandfather James Elvin Hall, born 1895 in Kansas but spent most of his life in Oklahoma. There appear to be relevant trees on paid sites but no sources for parents or siblings on Family Search.
posted by T Hall
There is now a Hall Families Group on Facebook for Hall ancestors from the South Atlantic states region, I invite anyone interested to join our research group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/HallSouthAtlanticGenealogy/
posted by John Hall
I am a descendant of Edward Hall of Rehoboth, MA (1611-1670), the emigrant ancestor and am interested in joining the project.

C. Hall

posted by C. Hall

This may help put some lines in to Halls they not mine but hope it helps.




I added some of my Halls to this list I direct Descendant of Halls with Hall DNA hits. My Gedmatch kits A605848 and M012301 on my profile other test places that can be confirmed. One test I haven’t got listed to a New one Myheritage. I like to join the Hall project and Hall DNA project. Billie

I am interested in helping/joining the project.