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Reverend Hezekiah Cooley Hall

Sunday, September 6th, 2015

Hezekiah Cooley Hall was the son of Luke Hall, Jr. and Ruby (née Pease) Hall. He was born 9 May 1810 in Smyrna, Chenango, New York, two years after the birth of his brother Daniel Spencer Hall (b. February 1808). His surviving siblings at the time were Luke Hall [III], Ruby Hall, Fanny Hall, and […]

The Hall Family at Church in Smyrna

Sunday, February 1st, 2009

The following excerpt is from History of Chenango and Madison Counties, New York by James H. Smith, published in 1880. These notes shed light not only on the religious interests of Luke Hall and his wife, Ruby (Pease) Hall and on their son, Erastus Gilbert Hall, and also provide a tiny glimpse into the general […]

Erastus Gilbert Hall

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

ERASTUS GILBERT HALL (1813-1893), Smyrna, Chenango, New York As previously mentioned, according to The History of Chenango County by James H. Smith (1880), “Luke Hall came at an early age from Somers, Conn., and settled in the north part of the town, where his son Erastus now lives, and died there, he and his wife.” […]

Hall/Tobey Family Bible w/ Family Photos!

Wednesday, January 14th, 2009

The following entries were found inside a Bible belonging to Erastus Gilbert Hall, born 20 May 1813, who lived in Smyrna, Chenango, New York. Erastus was the son of Luke Hall and Ruby (Pease) Hall. Erastus lived 79 years, until 5 March 1893, and is buried in West Hill Cemetery in Sherburne, Chenango County. These […]

First settlers of Smyrna, Chenango, New York

Wednesday, January 14th, 2009

Early settlers of the town of Smyrna, Chenango County, New York found in James H Smith’s History of Chenango and Madison Counties (1880) are listed below. Smyrna was formed from Sherburne first as Stafford, March 25, 1808, and its name was changed to Smyrna on April 6, 1808. It is noteworthy that one of the […]