HALL FAMILY

Pine Mountain Settlement School
Series 09: Biography – Families

HALL FAMILY, 1765 – 2008


TAGS: Hall Family; Red Booklet; genealogy; Philip Whisman Hall Family; Hall Reunions; John M. Hall Family; settlers; immigrants; ancestors; American Colonies of the British Empire; John Hall Sr Family; John Hall Jr Family; Polly Hash; Elizabeth Whisman Hall; Joshua Hall Family; Martha Williams Hall; John Henry Hall (“Uncle Burt”) Family; Abigail Branson Hall; Civil War veterans; fiddlers; midwifery; herbalists; pioneers; surveyors; lawyers


Many Halls and related families attended Pine Mountain Settlement School in its boarding school days. Families related to the Hall family include Brashear, Combs, Ritchie, Creech, Campbell, Inghram, Woods, Fields, Branson, Pratt, and others.

HALL FAMILY: HISTORY

See: HALL FAMILY HISTORY Red Booklet  [41 pages]

The “Red Booklet” documents 50 years of one extended Hall Family in and around Viper, Kentucky. The history centers on the Hall Family descendants of John Hall Sr. who was born at sea and grandfather to Philip Whisman Hall whose progeny is scattered throughout eastern Kentucky.

Other immigrants with the last name Hall may or may not be related. Information on other lines may be traced using ancestry.com, familysearch.org and other genealogical resources.

HALL FAMILY: PMSS Boarding School Students, 1930s – 1949

HALL FAMILY: In Immediate Pine Mountain Community, 1922 – 1942

TITLE LAST
NAME
FIRST 
NAME
DATES SOURCE OF INFO NOTES
Mr. & Mrs. Hall Jim 1934 – 1942 MAP OF COMMUNITY RESIDENTS 1934 – 1942
Mr. & Mrs. Hall Bennet 1922 MEDCALF REPORT 1922 Wife is Laurie, son is Melvin. Worked at PMSS, lived in community.
Mr. & Mrs. Hall Milburn 1934 – 1942 MAP OF COMMUNITY RESIDENTS 1934 – 1942
Mr. & Mrs. Hall Frank 1938 COBB STORIES “Visit to Line Fork/Pettit’s…” Wife (Nancy Jane) was a Boggs before her marriage; Frank makes furniture & carves broom handles.
Hall Arnie 1938 COBB STORIES “Visit to Line Fork/Pettit’s…” Son of Frank & Nancy Jane; PMSS student; later PMSS worker
Hall Mary Frances 1939 COBB STORIES “Visit to Line Fork/Pettit’s…”  ?Probably a student and not a community resident?
Hall Chad 1937 COBB STORIES “Handing…” Arnie Hall’s second cousin; attended Cobb’s Sunday School at Divide. Attended PMSS
Hall Granny 1937 COBB STORIES “March of Time…” dyeing, weaving
Hall Tom 1935 COBB STORIES “Taking Moving Pictures….”

HALL FAMILY: PMSS Workers, Board Members, 1933 – 2008

LAST NAME FIRST 
NAME
JOB TITLE NOTES PMSS YEARS
Angel Susie (Hall) Housemother Also PMSS student; married August Angel, PMSS teacher; 1933-1937
Hall Fred Treasurer, Bd of Trustees 2008; Advisory Council 2000 Class of 2008 Committees: Community Resources & Services, Building & Grounds; 2000 Bd Cmte: Community Resouces & Services 2000-?; 2004-2008
Hall Robert Member, Bd of Trustees 2000 Bd Cmtes: Development & Public Relations, Regional Heritage & Interpretation 2000-?
Hayes Fern (Hall) Secretary Also PMSS student; Married William Hayes, PMSS Farm Manager 1934-1952

HALL FAMILY: Transcription of PREFACE to the “Red Booklet”

“Much information has been documented at various times about the P.W. Hall Family of Viper, Kentucky, and since we are celebrating fifty years of Hall Reunions these facts we want to share with you.

“There is never a time that any family history would be complete with all the facts and dates, but several people have been working continuously keeping our history up-to-date as good as possible. We are going to submit to you what we have in hopes to gain more of our family who are interested in knowing their genealogy.

“John M. Hall began in 1927 to compile records of the ten children of Philip Whisman (P.W.) Hall Family. He wrote,

This compilation is not in any one sense complete. However, it is undertaken with the material at hand to tabulate and list those of our family so as to give consecutive lineage of the past settlers of our family in the United States down to the present time. My own life has touched the life of my grandfather, whose life has touched that of his grandfather who lived in the American Colonies of the British Empire.

“Our family is old, but we have at present no record of our immediate ancestors any earlier than the arrival of John Hall Sr. about 1765, a baby born at sea whose father’s name we do not know. This record is being written with the hope that as the years go on there shall be no breaks in the chain of our family history. That this record shall continue to be kept through the succeeding generations of Halls to other generations in the future — this is my sincere hope.”

JOHN HALL SR., the grandfather of Philip Whisman Hall was born at sea while his parents imigrated [sic] to the Colonies of America. The family settled in Virginia on the Yadkin River near the head, and JOHN HALL JR. was born there July 15, 1776. The mother of John Jr. was Polly Hash. Shortly after John Hall Jr. was born the family moved to Ash County, Virginia, where they lived until the year 1805.

The John Hall Sr. family moved again to Powell Valley, Lee County, Virginia. John Hall Sr. died in 1826.

John Hall Jr. married on March 9, 1819, Elizabeth Whisman (b. June 22, 1800) and they had [the following] eight children:

NAME BIRTH DATE
Lucinda Hall 1-04-1820
David T. Hall 9-20-1821
Philip Whisman Hall 5-27-1823
Sally Hall 6-04-1826
Pheldon Hall 3-30-1827
Joshua Hall 5-06-1830
Maryan Hall 11-18-1832
John Henry Hall 9-20-1835

John Hall Jr. died in 1837. The mother of P.W. Hall, Elizabeth Whisman Hall, then moved to Kentucky where she died in 1855.

JOSHUA HALL, born May 6, 1830, was married 10-18, 1856, to Martha Williams and they had one daughter.

Salley Hall ….. 2-05-1857

JOHN HENRY HALL, born 9-20-1835, affectionately known as “Uncle Burt” married on June 3, 1855, to Abigail Branson and they had [the following] two children:

Elizabeth Hall 11-08-1855
Richmond B. Hall 1-10-1857

Uncle Burt was a veteran of the Civil War. He was widely known as a fiddler of old-time tunes and marches. He was also known in his community for the practice of midwifery and herb medicines.

The other children of John Hall Jr. (except P.W. Hall) have been erased with time and of them we have no further record at this time.

Philip Whisman Hall’s family starts at this era and continues throughout this book [Red Booklet]….

PHILIP WHISMAN HALL, born May 27, 1823, married, on September 3, 1846, to Elizabeth Branson and they had nine children and adopted one. P.W. Hall was the name he was known as, being a pioneer, surveyor and lawyer. After coming to Ky. he traded much in lands and timber near Viper, Ky.

TO READ THE FULL GENEALOGICAL HISTORY GO TO:
HALL FAMILY HISTORY Red Booklet  [41 pages]

The children of Philip (1823-1914) and Elizabeth (Branson) (1823-1892) Hall were [the following:]

NAME BIRTH DATE
 Clarinda b. 1847
Mary Ann b. 1849
John H.  b. 1851
 James M. b. 1855
Eli b. 1857
Sally b. 1859
 Nervesta b. 1861
Polly  b. 1862
Lucinda  b. 1863
 Columbus b. 1867

*Source: The above information comes from a book called “Early Settlers on the Poor Fork of the Cumberland River, Harlan County, Kentucky, and Adjoining Counties” by Jackie Owen (1990) [out of print].


See Also:

BENNETT HALL FAMILY in progress

FERN HALL HAYES Biography

FLORA PATSY HALL Biography

HALL FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHS

HALL FAMILY HISTORY: RED BOOKLET

HALL FAMILY Reunion 1948 in progress

SUSIE HALL ANGEL Biography


HISTORIES OF HALL FAMILIES IN EASTERN KENTUCKY

Early Settlers on the Poor Fork of the Cumberland River, Harlan County, Kentucky, and Adjoining Counties by Jackie Owen (1990). [out of print]

The author has traced her family’s histories into the eighteenth century. Much of the family tree will be applicable to other descendants. B/W photos, index. Several family charts, pages for recording births, marriages, and deaths. Much on the following families: Adams, Ball, Blair, Branson, Caudill, Chadwell, Collier, Creech, Day, Ely, Ewing, Howard, Kelly, Napier, Nolan, Parker, Posey, Scott, Sims, Spencer, Turner, and others.]


Title

Hall Family

Alt. Title

Hall Family, 1765 – 1952

Identifier

HALL FAMILY

Creator

Pine Mountain Settlement School, Pine Mountain, KY

Alt. Creator

Ann Angel Eberhardt ; Helen Hayes Wykle ;

Subject Keyword

Hall Family ; Pine Mountain Settlement School ; Red Booklet ; genealogy ; Philip Whisman Hall Family ; Hall Reunions;  John M. Hall Family; settlers; immigrants; ancestors; American Colonies of the British Empire; John Hall Sr Family; John Hall Jr Family ; Polly Hash ; Elizabeth Whisman Hall ; Joshua Hall Family ; Martha Williams Hall ; John Henry Hall (“Uncle Burt” ) Family; Abigail Branson Hall ; Civil War veterans ; fiddlers ; midwifery ; herbalists ; pioneers ; surveyors ; lawyers ;

Subject LCSH

Hall Family, — 1765 – 1952.
Pine Mountain Settlement School (Pine Mountain, Ky.) — History.
Harlan County (Ky.) — History.
Appalachian Region — Genealogy.

Date

2018-03-10

Publisher

Pine Mountain Settlement School, Pine Mountain, KY

Contributor

n/a

Type

Collections ; text ; image ;

Format

Original and copies of documents and correspondence in file folders in filing cabinet

Source

Series 09: Biography – Families

Language

English

Relation

Is related to: Pine Mountain Settlement School Collections, Series 09: Biography – Families.

Coverage Temporal

1765 – 1952

Coverage Spatial

Pine Mountain, KY ; Harlan County, KY ; Viper, KY ; Yadkin River, VA ; Ash County, VA; Powell Valley, Lee County, VA ; Poor Fork of the Cumberland River ;

Rights

Any display, publication, or public use must credit the Pine Mountain Settlement School. Copyright retained by the creators of certain items in the collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Donor

n/a

Description

Core documents, correspondence, writings, and administrative papers of the Hall Family ; clippings, photographs, books by or about the Hall Family ;

Acquisition

n/d

Citation

“[Identification of Item],” [Collection Name] [Series Number, if applicable]. Pine Mountain Settlement School Institutional Papers. Pine Mountain Settlement School, Pine Mountain, KY.

Processed By

Helen Hayes Wykle ; Ann Angel Eberhardt ;

Last Updated

2018-05-10 aae ;

Bibliography

Sources

“HALL FAMILY HISTORY: Red Booklet.” Series 09: Biography – Families. Pine Mountain Settlement School Institutional Papers. Pine Mountain Settlement School, Pine Mountain, KY. Internet resource.

“Hall.” GUIDE TO PMSS WORKERS 1913-2000s ; PINE MOUNTAIN VALLEY COMMUNITY RESIDENTS LIST 1910s-1940s.GUIDE TO BOARDING SCHOOL STUDENTS, 1929-1949. Series 09: Biography – Families. Pine Mountain Settlement School Institutional Papers. Pine Mountain Settlement School, Pine Mountain, KY. Internet resource.

Bibliography

Owen, Jackie. Early Settlers on the Poor Fork of the Cumberland River, Harlan County, Kentucky, and Adjoining Counties: Families Included Are Adams, Ball, Blair, Branson, Caudill, Chadwell, Collier, Creech, Day, Ely, Ewing, Howard, Kelly, Napier, Nolan, Parker, Posey, Scott, Sims, Spencer, Turner and Many Other Related Connections. Salisbury, North Carolina: Jackie Owen, 1990. Print.

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