Biography of Anson S. Hall
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Hall, Anson, S., Norfolk, was born in Norfolk October 24, 1819. his father was Erastus Hall, a native of Tyringham, Berkshire county, Mass., born in 1786. He was reared on a farm and educated in the common schools He married in his native town, Betsey Jackson, by whom he had six sons who grew to maturity, four now living: Giles, Hezekiah B., who resides in Norwood; Anson S. and Thomas S., a resident of La Canada, Cal. In June, 1809; Mr. Hall came to Norfolk and contracted for a farm of eighty acres on the banks of the river, being the first land taker for a farm in this town. In the month of March following he brought his family and cut the road from the union in Potsdam to his land. Here he lived and died. Fearing he could not pay for his eighty acres, he sold one half, but afterwards purchased it with an addition of 107 acres, He became a very extensive land owner, having at one time 2,700 acres of land in Norfolk. He was justice of the peace for many years, assessor a number of years. and also held other town offices. He was an ardent churchman and assisted largely in building the Congregational church at Raymondsville, of which he was a member in his last days. He died Maroh 28, 1869, and his wife February 1, 1860. Anson S. Hall was reared on a farm and educated in the common schools, Ogdenshurg Academy and select school at Raymondsville, which was established by Ernstus Hall. Mr. Hall engaged in farming with his father until twenty six years of age. April 22, 1846, he moved on the farm he now owns of 225 acres, owning now 450 acres, keeping an average of twenty five cows. Mr. Hall in 1852 went to California and engaged in mining and farming. He returned in 1861 to the farm, where he has since resided. He married, December 23, 1845, Eleanor Webber, a native of Stockbridge, Vt., who came came to Norfolk when three years of age. Her parents were Justice and Julia (Richardson) Webber, who came to Norfolk in 1827 and afterwards went to Illinois, where they died, Mr. Hall and wife have bad five children: George E., Catherine J., born in California, where she died; Ella M., born in California, who died in Raymondville, aged twenty five years; a son who died in infancy; Nettie L., born in Norfolk. who resides in Massena, the wife of H. B. Russell. George E. was educated in Maringo (Ill.) High School and Potsdam and Gouverneur Academies. He was in the mercantile business at Norfolk and Chase Mills, but for the last ten years has been a farmer. He married Alice Haggett, a native of Madrid, by whom he has two daughters : Nellie E. and Jessie E. He is a member of What Cheer Lodge No. 689, and of Norfolk Grange No. 541, of which he is at present secretary. Mr. Hall was a Whig until war time, when he joined the Stephen A. Douglas branch of the Democratic party and remained with this party until 1886, since which tithe he has been an independent in politics. He has been overseer of the poor six years and assessor three years.

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