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Somers North Cemetery: Hall Gravestones

By Kathryn Hall | May 28, 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.

Somers North Cemetery

1. Gravestone of Samuel Hall, son of Samuel Hall and Sarah Rising, b. 2 Dec 1710 in Suffield, Hartford, CT; died 5 Nov. 1790. Inscription: In memory of Samuel Hall who died Nov…

Gravestone of Samuel Hall

2. Gravestone of widow Hannah (Parsons) Hall, b 20 Sept. 1719 in Enfield, Hartford, CT; died 14 May 1803; m. Samuel Hall 1 Oct. 1741. Inscription: In Memory of Mrs. Hannah Hall Relect of Mr. Samuel Hall who died May 14, 1803 in her 84 year. Farewell vain world Thy joys decline…pleasures…beyond the grave.

Gravestone of Hannah Hall

3. Gravestone of our Commissioned Officer and Patriot of the American Revolution, Lieutenant Luke Hall, b. 4 July 1744 in Somers; d. 19 Sept 1826 in Somers at age 82. Inscription: Lieut. Luke Hall died Sept. 19, 1826,–82, Integrity, morality and social order were the practiced principles of his life.

Lt. Luke Hall gravestone

4. Gravestone of Lt. Luke Hall’s first wife, Elizabeth (Cooley) Hall, m. 4 Jan 1770 in Somers; d. 2 Feb. 17–(age 24). Inscription: In Memory of Mrs. Elizabeth, wife of Mr. Luke Hall who died Feb 2nd..year of her age…

Elizabeth Hall gravestone

5. Gravestone of Lt. Luke Hall’s second wife, Martha “Molly” (Davis) Hall, b. 28 March, 1754 in Somers, CT; m. 5 Aug 1772; died 31 January 1821 at age 66, in Somers, CT. Inscription: In memory of Martha Hall, wife of Luke Hall…Jan…66

Martha (Davis) Hall gravestone

6. Gravestone of John Hall, son of Luke and Martha Hall. Inscription: In memory of Mr. John Hall son of Mr. Luke and Mrs. Martha Hall who died Nov. 14, 1814 in the 16 year.

Gravestone of John Hall

7. Gravestone of Hannah Hall, daughter of Luke and Martha Hall, sister to John. They died 15 days apart. John was 16; Hannah was 19. One can only imagine the grief this must have brought upon Luke and Martha. Inscription: …Hannah Hall daughter of Mr. Luke and Mrs. Martha Hall…died..Nov 29, 1814…age…

Gravestone of Hannah Hall (teenager)

There are many many more Halls buried in Somers North Cemetery. In another post I will include cousins, aunts and uncles.

Topics: Connecticut | 6 Comments »

6 Responses to “Somers North Cemetery: Hall Gravestones”

  1. Antonia Says:
    May 30th, 2008 at 10:01 am

    Thank you so much!
    What a lovely way to honour family who came before us, and help keep us connected to them.


  2. admin Says:
    May 30th, 2008 at 4:39 pm

    Thank you, Antonia. Your comment means a lot to me.

  3. Mary Says:
    June 2nd, 2008 at 6:37 am

    I am so happy the monuments are still there and that they have been photographed . I had tears running down my cheeks. Thank You !

  4. admin Says:
    June 2nd, 2008 at 6:52 am

    Oh, Mary, you have no idea how much this comment means to me. Now I am the one with tears, and this sentiment makes all the work all worthwhile. Thank you!

  5. LuAnn Says:
    February 22nd, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    Kathryn, thank you so much for all the work you have done researching the descendants of George Hall. Your expertise and attention to detail is amazing. These photos are the crowning touch!

  6. admin Says:
    February 22nd, 2010 at 6:16 pm

    Thank you, LuAnn.