- Born: 17 Jan 1845, Ohio, USA 22,24,34,35,36,37,38
- Marriage (1): Rachel Jane Devore in 1878 in Mason Co, West Virginia, USA 22,34,36,37,38,444
- Marriage (2): Jane Steed 22,33
- Died: 27 Mar 1915, Lowell, Washington Co, Ohio, USA 34,36,37,38
- Buried: Greenlawn Cemetery, Lowell, Washington Co, Ohio, USA 37
The author's 2nd Great-Granduncle
"Sprague Families in America", by W. V. Sprague, page 282. Jane Steed resided at
Beech Hill, WV: "William D. Hall. was born on 17 Feb 1843. He married Rachel Devore.
William next married Jane Steed."
Rebecca Jean Blouir
Freeland, who is the widow of William D. Hall's grandson, visited William's grave and
found that his grave is marked with a civil war marker that reads, "Co. F--63 Oh.
Inf." The grave is also marked by a post that reads "GAR"
1861-1865. The Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) was a fraternal
organization composed of veterans of the Union Army who had served in the American
Civil War. The GAR was among the first organized interest groups in American politics. It
was succeeded by the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (SUVCW). According to the
SUVCW website, (www.suvcw.org), "the final Encampment of the Grand Army of the
Republic was held in Indianapolis, Indiana in 1949 and the last member, Albert Woolson
died in 1956 at the age of 109 years."
1880 Census: Wm. D. HALL Self M Male W 36 OH
Farm Labor OH OH Racheal HALL Wife M Female W 29 OH Keeping House OH OH Berta M. HALL Dau
S Female W 4M WV OH OH
1900 Census: State: West Virginia County: Cabell, Union District, Enumeration District 19,
Sheet #14 - 6/16/1900 Hall, William D. Head, Birth: Feb 1843, Age: 57, Married 17 yrs,
Born: Ohio, Father: Ohio Mother: Ohio, Occupation: Farmer Rachel J, Wife, Birth: Jul 1859,
Age:40, Married 17 yrs, 9 chldren, 7 living, Born: Ohio, F: Ohio, M: Ohio Frank C, Son,
Birth: Sep 1883, Age: 16, Single, Born: Iowa, F: Ohio, M: Ohio Verna C, Dau, Birth: Jun
1885, Age: 14, Single, Born: Iowa, F: Ohio, M: Ohio Glendora, Dau, Birth: Jun 1886, Age:
13, Single, Born: Iowa, F: Ohio, M: Ohio Iva B, Dau, Birth: 1888, Age: 11, Single, Born
Iowa, F: Ohio, M: Ohio William C, Son, Birth: May 1892, Age 8, Single, Born: West
Virginia, F: Ohio, M: Ohio Ruby G, Dau: Birth: June 1894, Age 6, Single, Born: West
Virginia, F: Ohio, M: Ohio Nehemiah, M, Son, Birth: Oct 1898, Single, Born: West Virginia,
F: Ohio, M: Ohio 36,38
William married Jane Steed 22.,33 (Jane
Steed was born in 1847 in Coal Run, Washington Co, Ohio, USA.)
William married Rachel Jane Devore, daughter
of John Devore and Lidia Carter, in 1878 in Mason Co, West Virginia, USA 22,34,36,37,38.,444 (Rachel Jane Devore was born on 4 Jul 1851 in
Athens, Athens Co, Ohio, USA,22,36,37,38,53
died on 31 Mar 1929 in Ohio, USA 22,34,36,37
and was buried Greenlawn Cemetery in Lowell, Washington Co, Ohio, USA 37.)