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John Hall, Jr. (1650) / Ann (Wilcox) Hall

Name: John Hall, Jr.

Birth: About 1619, Kent, England (The Halls of New England/Hall, 1883)

Emigration: To Boston/Roxbury before 1635; to Hartford 1636; to Middletown in 1652.(FFS)

Death: January 22, 1694, Middletown, Conn.(MVR, BCVR)

Occupation & Public Service: Carpenter. "In 1669 he was chosen master builder of the new meeting house. In 1658 he made a canoe for the town ferry, for which he was paid in corn. He was appointed to keep the ordinary, or tavern, was schoolmaster, and on committees to seek for a minister for the town and to complete the parsonage house."(FFS). Town clerk 1672-1689(SAV). Sealer of measures, constable, rate maker, townsman, deputy to General Court in 1653.(FFS)

Marriage: m.(1) Ann Wilcox, June 24, 1651, Middletown, Conn. (b. about 1616, England; d. July 20, 1673, Middletown, Conn.) She was the daughter of John Wilcox & Mary (Farnsworth) Wilcox of Hartford (Wilcox/Wilcoxson Families of New England and Their Descendants/Martha Scott Osborne, 1993); m.(2) Mary (unknown surname) Hubbard, Oct. 1, 1674, Middletown, Conn.(MVR, BCVR)

Children: One child with Mary Wilcox, a daughter who died in infancy. (See in-depth profile in Member Area for details.)


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The First Meeting House, Middletown, Conn. The engraving below by W.C. Butler was a fanciful illustration for David Field's Centennial Address published in 1853. In 1939 the image was used on the title page of The Log Cabin Myth by Harold R. Shurtleff. Surrounding the engraving are signatures of some of the first settlers as found on wills and deeds by Charles C. Adams in preparation of Middletown Upper Houses (1908).