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Chicago: Biographical Publishing Company

Page 896

ENOCH HALL. The genealogy of our subjects family may be traced in the biographical sketch of Samuel Hall, our subject's father, which is given in another portion of this record. He of whom we write is the second in order of birth of a family of nine children. He was born in Madison County, Ill., July 12, 1818, and was an infant of only four months of age when his parents removed to Greene County, same State where he grew to manhood on his father's farm, remaining under the parental roof until about twenty-one years of age, when he left home and engaged in farming for himself in Greene County, having purchased one hundred and twenty acres of land.

Feeling that a helpmate and companion would be more than all else to him, our subject was married November 18, 1840, in Greene County, Ill., his bride being Miss Louisa Stone, who was a native of Tennessee, and whose natal day was July 9, 1818. They continued to live in Greene County until the fall of 1857, when our subject with his family removed to Macoupin County, and settled on section 13, North Otter Township, where he has since been a resident. He there procured one hundred and sixty acres of land which he improved and upon which he erected Comfortable and attractive buildings.

Mrs. Louisa Hall was taken from her family by death November 29, 1879, and was laid away with great tenderness in God's acre. Our subject has always engaged in farming and its attendant agricultural pursuits. He has held the office of Supervisor of North Otter Township for eight years, and has been Collector of the township for two years, and Township Assessor for one year. Our subject formerly took an active part in all local affairs and is a member of the Democratic party. He united with the Missionary Baptist Church in Greene County, in 1841, but seventeen years later severed his connection with that body and united with the Predestinarian Baptists in 1867 with which body he still worships. He is a man who has contributed liberally to the support of the Gospel, especially during his early years of membership with the church. He has taken a great interest in school affairs and has held various school offices.

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