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Chicago: O.L. Baskin & Co., Historical Publishers
186 Dearborn Street

Page 721

ELIHU HALL, son of Flemming and Susanna (Tice) Hall; was born in Patrick Co., Va., June 4, 1822, and came with parents to what is now Menard Co., Ill., in 1829; they located upon the farm where Elihu now lives; his parents still live here, and their combined ages amount to 178 years; Elihu is a scientific botanist, and has devoted the principal part of twenty-five years to the study of botany and to his herbarium, and has a collection of 15, 000 specimens, beyond a doubt the finest private collection in this country. He was married to Miss Elizabeth C. Brown May 10, 1871; they have three children - Una M., Julian H. and Hubert R.

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