Tuesday, October 27, 2015

TOMBSTONE TUESDAY–Dr. Jeremiah Hall 1722-1807 & Elizabeth (Bailey) Hall 1727-1816 ~ Massachusetts

In memory of Dr. Jeremiah Hall who died Oct. 1st 1807, aged 85 years, photo courtesy of James Bianco, used with permission
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Mrs. Elizabeth B. Hall widow of Dr. Jeremiah Hall, died Feb. 16, 1816, aged 86, photo courtesy of James Bianco, used with permission
These are the headstones of Dr. Jeremiah Hall, born 11 Jun 1722 in Wrentham, Colonial Massachusetts, died 1 Oct 1807 in Pembroke, Plymouth, Massachusetts.  He married Elizabeth Bailey, born Aug 1727 in Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, died 16 Feb Pembroke, Plymouth, Massachusetts, in Dec 1748.

They are my husband’s 4th great granduncle & aunt.  My husband is a direct descendant of Jeremiah's brother, Jesse Hall.

Here is a page from Massachusetts, Town & Vital Records, 1620-1988, showing the death dates for both Jeremiah & Elizabeth, along with other Hall family.

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Here is a hand written page, indicating Dr. Jeremiah Hall’s death.

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Source: Ancestry.com. Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
Original data: Town and City Clerks of Massachusetts. Massachusetts Vital and Town Records. Provo, UT: Holbrook Research Institute (Jay and Delene Holbrook).

Jeremiah & Elizabeth had 7 known children:

Dorothy, born about 1753
Lawrentia, born 15 May 1755, married Elisha Briggs
Lucretia, born 6 Nov 1757, died 18 Mar 1795 in Pembroke, Plymouth, Massachusetts
Jeremiah Hall, Jr., born 20 Dec 1759 in Pembroke, Plymouth Massachusetts, killed in action 24 Jan 1776, during the Revolutionary War.
“1776 HALL Jeremiah Jr., s. Dr. Jeremiah and Elizabeth, Jan. 24, 1776, a. 17, "In the service of his country, opposing Britain's Tyranny and Britain's Tyrant" G.R.1.   Death in Pembroke”
Citation Information:
Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 (Online Database: NewEnglandAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2008).

Bailey, born 16 Aug 1761 in Pembroke, Plymouth, Massachusetts
Sarah, born about 1764
Lucinda, born 1768, died 14 Jun 1823 in Pembroke, Plymouth, Massachusetts

You can visit the memorials for Dr. Jeremiah Hall & his wife Elizabeth on findagrave.com #142810559 and #142810457
Several of their children are linked to their memorials.

CEMETERY RECORDS–What can they tell you? How do you use them?


PLEASE contact me if you think you might be related, even remotely, to anyone mentioned in this blog.
Happy hunting,
Michigan Girl

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  1. I'm always beating my head against the Bailey brick wall. Have you followed this lady forward or backward? I am looking for William Scott Bailey b. abt 1795 in Peacham, Vermont who married Laura Ann McCauley. He has no parents. William and Laura had 4 children before he died in 1834 in Ohio. They had a son, Alonzo Moody Bailey, my 2x ggrandfather.

    1. I have not done any research on the Bailey family, other than Elizabeth Bailey's connection to Dr. Jeremiah Hall. From that I have determined that Elizabeth's parents were John Bailey and Elizabeth Cowen of Massachusetts. Elizabeth had 3 siblings that I am aware of, there may be more. Those siblings are John, Joan and Seth, all born 1727-1739. I don't see any of the names you mentioned, in my database. I doubt I will do any more research on the Bailey family as they are not direct ancestors for my husband. I only research collateral lines if I need to find info on the direct lines. In this case knowing who Elizabeth's parents and siblings were is sufficient.
      I wish you luck in finding William's parents. I have a few of those brick walls in my family and it's tough.
      Thanks for stopping by.


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