Biography - WILLIAM H. HALL

William H. Hall, one of the oldest merchants in the county, was born in Bourbon county, Kentucky, September 1, 1831, and was the only son of William and Elizabeth (Hooe) Hall, natives of Kentucky and Virginia respectfully. In 1837 the family came and settled in the neighborhood of Brushy Fork and for two years lived in the family of General Robert Matson, who was a cousin of Mrs. Hall. In 1865 Mr. Hall engaged in the harness business and later engaged in general merchandising. He is still engaged in the same business and is a thorough gentleman of the old school, whose religion consists in doing good to himself and his friends and neighbors.

Extracted 25 May 2019 by Norma Hass from the Historical and Biographical Record of Douglas County, Illinois, published in 1900, pages 295-296.

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