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Biographical Sketch of James H. Hall

JAMES H. HALL was born September 28, 1848, in Todd County, Ky., where he has always resided. His father, John E. Hall, was, born in 1824, in West Virginia, and died in Texas in 1879; and mother, Mary E., daughter of Mrs. S. A. Tandy, of Todd County, Ky., was born February 29, 1828, and died May 18, 1849. To them was born one child, our subject, who is engaged in farming, successfully cultivating corn, wheat, tobacco, and raising and dealing in stock. Subject was married, June 28, 1871, to Miss Henrietta, daughter of Maj. Levi and Martha A. (Layne) Darnall, of Todd County, and to them have been born Annie and William Davis. Maj. Darnall was a soldier in the war of 1812. He was born September 20, 1795, and was the descendant of an old and wealthy English family, who emigrated from the mother country with their kinsman, Lord Baltimore, in 1629, bringing with them the material for the erection of their ancestral halls, built at what was then known as the Old Wood Yard, on the banks of the Potomac, where they remained in good preservation till 1862, when they were destroyed by fire. After having amassed quite a fortune, he moved to Todd County-then Christian-in 1847, where he married and resided till his death, September 23, 1873. John E. Hall’s father was Edward Hall, an early settler in Todd County. Subject is a Baptist and his wife a Presbyterian.

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