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

Page 739

JAMES P. HALL, farmer, and stock-raiser; P.O. Sweetwater; was born in Lawrence Co., Ohio, July 1, 1818; son of Elisha and Nancy (Overstreet) Hall, both natives of Bedford Co., Va.; they came to Illinois in the fall of 1826, and located in Menard Co., where they died - the father in 1838, and the mother in 1862. John Overstreet, father of Nancy and grandfather of Mr. Hall, was a Revolutionary soldier under Washington, and was at the battles of Bunker Hill, Cowpens, Brandywine, Monmouth and others; he died in 1848, at 90 years of age. Our subject passed his youth and early manhood on his father's farm, and received but a limited education. He was united in marriage with Mary J. Pierce Dc. 24, 1850; she was born in Sangamon Co., Ill., Aug. 16, 1831; from this union there were fourteen children, seven of whom are now living - Charles W., Emma, Caroline, Rosa, Laura J., Douglas D. and Mollie. Mr. Hall owns 480 acres of well-improved land; is a Democrat in politics, and a self-made man in the fullest sense of the word.

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