Biography of Bronson Hall
Howard County, IN Biographies





BRANSON HALL was born in Henry County, Ind., March 4, 1835, and was one ol six children born to Stephen and Mariam (Wells) Hall, both of English descent. This family came t.o Henry County in an early day, and secured for themselves a home out of the forest. Mrs. Mariam Hall died in 1842, when Mr. Hall married Abigail Bundy, and in 1852 removed with his family to this county, locating at Greentown; he is now a resident of Marshall County. Branson Hall worked on his father's farm until he arrived at his majority; he then worked out by the month on a farm in Henry County, laboring three years for one man. He was married, January 1, 1860, to Miss Margaret E. Risk, of Henry County. She was a native of Virginia, born October 16, 1834, and was the daughter of John Risk, of English descent. Three children have blessed this union Charles M. (deceased), Laura (deceased) and John S. Soon after his marriage, Mr. Hall located in this township, where he purchased eighty acres of unimproved land, and afterward exchanged this for fifty one acres, with fair improvements. In 1861, he enlisted in Company D, Thirty sixth Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry, and was soon marched into the South, where he was taken sick, and after being out nine months was discharged; he returned home, and in October, 1863, having regained his health, he agian enlisted, in Company E; he then went into camp at Camp Carrington, where they were assigned to the One Hundred and Twenty sixth Regiment (Eleventh Indiana Volunteer Cavalry), and participated in the battle at Nashville, after which he joined the Army of the West; he was on guard duty during the remainder of service, and was mustered out at Leavenworth, Kan., August, 1865; he received one promotion, from private to Third Sergeant; he was quite fortunate during service, with the exception of a fall at Nashville, fracturing his arm; he returned home and began farming on the place where he now lives; it has ninety three acres, has good buildings, is well ditched, and is one of the best wheat farms in the township. Mr. Hall is a publicspirited man, and has served as Township Assessor three terms. In the spring of 1882, he was elected Road Superintendent by the Republican party; he stands prominent in the Masonic fraternity and I. O. O. F., and he and wife are active members of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

From:
Counties of Howard and Tipton, Indiana
Historical and Biographical
Charles Blanchard, Editor
F. A. Bettey & Co.
Chicago 1883.


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