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Will of Lt. Luke Hall

Monday, May 27th, 2019

Following is the last will and testament of Lt. Luke Hall of Somers, Tolland, Connecticut. He died September 19, 1826 at age 82. For further information about Lt. Luke Hall and his family, please visit post documenting their gravesites in Somers. At a Court of Probate held at Ellington within & for the District of […]

Hall Hill Road

Sunday, March 6th, 2016

Somers, Connecticut Hall Hill Road is named after the Halls of Bristol County who lived in Somers, CT. Somers Cemetery bears the graves of the many Halls who lived in Somers. The Halls married many people from the Parsons and Pease families. (More to come…)

Abstract from Connecticut Church Records 1630-1920 LUKE HALL/RUBY PEASE HALL

Sunday, September 6th, 2015

[Visitors can click on images to enlarge.] Early Connecticut settlers established the Congregational Church as the tax-supported state church until 1818 when the state constitution was accepted, abolishing the connection between church and state. Pictured is an abstract from Connecticut church records 1630-1920 that documents the following: Rube [Ruby], w. of Luke, Jr., Nov. […]

Generations 4-6

Saturday, February 8th, 2014


Pease family in West Cemetery, Somers, CT

Sunday, August 24th, 2008

As we explore some of the Hall/Pease connections in Enfield and Somers, CT I return to the gravestones that mark some of that early history in West Cemetery, Somers, CT. Given that tomorrow marks the Democratic National Convention in Denver where Barack Obama will formally accept the Democratic Party’s nomination for President, I thought it […]

Historical Sketch of the Town of Enfield

Sunday, August 24th, 2008

Those familiar with the Hall history will recognize the family names of Parsons and Pease in the manuscript which follows. Many Halls married into the Parsons and Pease families. Indeed, they are in integral part of our early American history. AN HISTORICAL SKETCH OF THE TOWN OF ENFIELD, BY JOHN CHAUNCEY PEASE, M. D., 1829. […]

North Cemetery, Somers: Josiah Hall descendants

Saturday, June 7th, 2008

Samuel Hall and Sarah Rising had eight children, including our direct ancestor Samuel Hall who married Hannah Parsons. Samuel’s siblings include Sarah Hall, Mercy Hall, Bethia Hall, Abigail Hall, Eunice Hall, John Hall and Josiah Hall. Samuel’s brother Josiah married Sarah Bush in Somers. Their children include Josiah Hall Jr., Joseph Hall, Sarah Hall, Vashti […]


Saturday, June 7th, 2008

from History and Antiquities of Every Town in Connecticut by John Warner Barber (1836) pp. 553 – 555 Somers is bounded N. by the Massachusetts line, W. by Enfield, E. by Stafford, and S. by Ellington. It is about six miles in length from north to south, with a mean breadth of about five miles. […]

Letter from Somers Historical Society

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008

The following is a letter kindly written to me by Phyllis Lumb from the Somers Historical Society. The date on the envelope is May 12, 2003, Hartfield, CT. Kathryn Hall *********************************************************** May 10, 2003 Dear Kathryn Hall: re: Halls, Pease, Parsons, etc. Luke Hall- b. July 4, 1744 Somers son of Samuel Hall and Hannah […]

Somers North Cemetery: Hall Gravestones

Wednesday, May 28th, 2008

Following are photos of gravestones of our direct Hall family, taken last fall by one of my first cousins who made the trek to the North Cemetery in Somers, Connecticut to document our family. To her we are grateful. 1. Gravestone of Samuel Hall, son of Samuel Hall and Sarah Rising, b. 2 Dec 1710 […]

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