Biography of Hezekiah B. Hall
St Lawrence County, NY Biographies

Hall, Hezekiah Brewer, Potsdam, third son of Erastus and B. J. Hall, was born in the town of Louisville February 15, 1815. The early life of our subject was spent on the homestead farm. He was educated in the common schools, old St. Lawrence Acadetny at Potsdam and Ogdensburg Academy at Ogdensburg. At sixteen years of age he was chief of a party of surveyors on the McVicker lands, of which his father was agent, and was engaged with his father and brother in lumber manufacture, farming and various enterprises until he was twenty eight years of age. He married in January, 1846, Jane, daughter of Bernard Armstrong, a native of Scotland, who at the time was a manufacturer of Raymondville. Mrs. Hall was born near Edinburgh, Scotland. After his marrage he started for himself at farming. In 1850 he went to California, where he engaged in mining for some months and then returned to his home. In 1863 he succeeded his father as agent for the McVicker lands in Norfolk and Louisville, a position which he held until 1891. In 1869 he sold his farm in Raymondville and moved to Norwood, where he has ever since made his home. He has now retired from active business. Mr. Hail is a member of the Congregational church at Raymondville. He has no living children. The present Mrs. Hall is a daughter of Lloyd C. Yale, formerly a farmer and merchant of Norfolk. They have one adopted daughter, Katie W.

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A memorial record of St. Lawrence County, New York
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The Boston History Co., Publishers 1894

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