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Archive for January, 2016

Death Certificate for Lafayett E. Hall

Sunday, January 31st, 2016

State of Michigan County of Saginaw Township of Marion Lafayett Hall Male, White Date of birth: March 25, 1841 [Note discrepancy between headstone and death certificate. KH] Age: 66 years, 10 months, 3 days Married First married at age 22 Three children, one living at time of death Birthplace: Ohio Father: Luke Hall Birthplace of […]

Inventory of the Estate of George Hall of Taunton–with notes

Monday, January 11th, 2016

Having just read The Mayflower, Nathaniel Philbrick’s ambitious and brilliant rendering of the Plymouth community, I’m finding the histories of those ancestors more palpable, more approachable than ever before. One impulse, then, is leading to this additional post of the inventory of the estate of George Hall of Taunton, my Earliest Known Ancestor, this time […]

The Inventory of George Hall of Taunton

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

Following is the official inventory of George Hall of Taunton, from Plymouth Colony Wills, apprised by Richard Williams and Walter Deane, siting “Mistris Mary hall Widdow” [sic]. February 8, 1669/1670 Plymouth Colony Wills 3:17 #P176 The Inventory of George Hall A true Inventory of the estate of Gorge hall of Taunton in the Iurisdiction of […]

Book Corner: Mayflower by Nathaniel Philbrick

Friday, January 1st, 2016

Christmas brought an unexpected gift from one of the treasured distant cousins–a copy of Mayflower by the brilliant writer and historian Nathaniel Philbrick. It’s an absolute treasure of a book particularly for anyone with Puritan roots. As I read it I underscored each reference to Taunton and any other clues I thought might shed some […]