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Robert Samuel Hall was born in Bartholomew county, Indiana, on the-21st of November, 1842, where he grew up and received a common school education. His sympathies were with the Union during the War of the Rebellion, and he enlisted, in July, 1862, in Company H, of the Twelfth Indiana Volunteer Infantry, and served creditably until the surrender of the Confederate forces, when he was discharged and returned to his home. During his service he participated in a number of hare-fought battles, but escaped, withal, through the mercy of Him who rules the destiny of individuals as well as of nations. In the spring of 1866, Mr. Hall came to Daviess county, Missouri, and located in Harrison township as a farmer, where he now owns a fine farm, of 300 acres, well improved and adapted to the live-stock business, in which Mr. Hall is somewhat extensively engaged On this farm he has a splendid, two story frame residence, conveniently located; with other improvements to correspond.
Mr. Hall was married, in Putnam county, Indiana, September 7, 1866, to Miss Sarah J. Priest, a native of that State, by whom he has four children, names and dates of birth as follows: Lulu M., born June 9, 1867; Thomas P., born March 1, 1869; Will R, born August 7,1872; and James P., born April 7, 1875.
Mr. Hall is, in every sense, a thorough business man, who manages all his affairs on strictly business principles; and his reputation in this particular has won him the confidence of all business men of his acquaintance.