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A letter from my husband’s 4th great granduncle to George Washington!
Let me give full credit to the Facebook group Hall Families of New England. And to Cheryl Hall who shared this find with all of us in the group.
Dr. Jeremiah Hall is my husband’s 4th great granduncle. He is the son of Capt. Jeremiah Hall & Dorothy Hill.
Dr. Hall was born 11 Jun 1722 in Wrentham, Colonial Massachusetts. He married Elizabeth Bailey in 1748. My husband Ron is a direct descendant of Dr. Jeremiah Hall’s brother, Jesse Hall.
I wrote about Dr. Jeremiah Hall & his wife Elizabeth Bailey Hall on October 27th, last year. You can read that post here Tombstone Tuesday - Dr. Jeremiah Hall – Massachusetts
Apparently, Dr. Jeremiah Hall was a member of the Provincial Congress and General Court and became a Lieutenant Colonel in the Plymouth County militia in 1776.
Force, American Archives, 4th ser., 3:1378.
Jeremiah Hall (1722–1807), a physician from Pembroke, Mass., served in the provincial congress and general court and became a lieutenant colonel in the Plymouth County militia in 1776.
Here is a screen shot of the page from the National Archives site, with partial redaction for copyright purposes. You may read the entire letter by going to this site To George Washington from Jeremiah Hall, 6 November 1775
Here’s a little bit about the Massachusetts Provincial Congress from Wikipedia.
Dr. Hall & his wife Elizabeth had 7 known children: Dorothy, Lawrentia, Lucretia, Jeremiah Jr., Bailey, Sarah and Lucinda.
Could you be descended from any of them? If so, please contact me, I’d love to hear from you.
More references to our Dr. Jeremiah Hall can be found as follows:
A Historical Sketch of the Town of Hanover, Mass with Family Genealogies by John Stetson Barry, published 1853
North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000
Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988
What connections do you have to our founding fathers? I’m still searching for any ancestral connections to them, and will let you know when I find one.
Enjoy celebrating our countries independence this weekend.
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