Biography of Mrs. Margaret Hall
Allen County, OH Biographies

MRS. MARGARET HALL, widow of Jesse Hall. P. O. Lima. was born December 29. 1827. in Jackson County, Ohio, and came to Auglaize County. Ohio, with her parents. David and Nancy (McGrady) Anthony. former a son of George and Susan (Piper) Anthony. George Anthony was a soldier in the Revolutionary war, was captured by the Indians. but effected his escape. Mrs. Nancy Anthony was a daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth (Iddings) McGrady, former a native of Scotland. latter of Ireland. The children of David and Nancy Anthony were eight in number: Margaret, Mary (wife of B. F. Dunnan, in Lima, Ohio), Elizabeth (widow of Philip Russler, by whom she had two children; is now the wife of James Yokum, of Shawnee Township, this county), Gilderoy (in Lima, Ohio), Augeline (deceased wife of Rev. Samuel Fairfield, in Van Wert County, Ohio), Catharine (widow of David Manner, in Lima, Ohio), and two deceased in childhood. Jesse Hall was born in Trumbull County, Ohio, February 28, 1825, and came to this county in 1835, with his parents, Jacob and Elizabeth (Truesdale) Hall, natives of Connecticut. Mr. and Mrs. Hall were married September 19, 1847, and had a family of ten children: Angeline, Estella, one not named that died in childhood, Nancy E. (wife of George Wolf, in Shawnee Township, this county), Mary E. (deceased wife of William L. Grove, in Van Wert County). Sidney D. (wife of John Bussert, a merchant of Beaver Dam, Ohio), Jacob S. (died at twenty three years of age), Sarah C. (wife of Jonathan Hesser, a partner with Mr. Bussert), David G. (at home, a teacher) and Isaac J. (at home). Mr. Hall was one of the first to rally at the call of Gov. Tod for the "Squirrel Hunters," and received his discharge in September, 1862. May 2, 1864, he went as sergeant of Company B, One Hundred and Fifty first Regiment, under Capt. William Huston, did duty at Washington, D. C., and was discharged June 24, 1864. He died December 16, 1878, his health having been seriously impaired in the service of his country. He took an active part in all measures which might conduce to the advancement and elevation of the people of his community. He commanded the respect and esteem of the people, and his death was lamented by all who knew him. The family are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

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