Biography of John H. Hall
Steuben County, NY Biographies





Hall, John H., was born in Pennsylvania, and is the oldest of nine children born to Richard H. and Eliza Jane (Reed) Hall, natives of Tompkins county, N. Y., and Pennsylvania, respectively. The paternal grandfather, John W. Reed, was a carpenter in Pennsylvania, who spent his early days in Minnesota. He was a soldier in the war of 1812. Benjamin Hall, the maternal grandfather, was a farmer in Pennsylvania, where he died. Richard H. Hall came to Wayne in 1847 and engaged in farming, buying a farm of 167 acres. He died in 1893. and Mrs. Hall is still living at the age of seventy two years. John H. was reared on a farm and has followed farming and lumbering. He began to run a saw mill at the age of thirteen years. He and his brother Charles now own the homestead. In 1866 Mr. Hall married Matilda J. Silvernail, by whom he has one daughter, Ella, wife of Benjamin House, a farmer of Bradford, They have one son, Harrison House. Mr. Hall is a member of North Urbana Lodge, No. 387, K. O. T. M. He and his family attend the M. E. church.

From:
Landmarks of Steuben County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Harlo Hakes
Assisted by: L. C. Aldrich and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1896


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