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Lincoln County West Virginia Biography of Columbus Van Linden HALL

            Columbus Van Linden Hall, born in Kanawha county, Virginia, June 5, 1855, is a son of William and Elizabeth (Pulley) Hall, residents of Kanawha county. He settled in Lincoln county in 1875, and that same year was joined in marriage with Sarah Ann Pauley, who was born in Kanawha’ county, March 2, 1860, and whose parents, Preston and Mary Ann (Hill) Pauley, have resided in Lincoln county since its organization. The marriage of Columbus Hall and Sarah Ann Pauley was consummated in Lincoln county, February 18, 1875, the Rev. William Watts officiating clergyman. To Mr. and Mrs. Hall four children have been given, born as follows: Lauretta Belle, November 28, 1873: Mary Elizabeth, January 28, 1877; William P. G., November 14, 1880; Nancy M. J., April 17, 1883, died May 1, 1883. Two brothers of Columbus Hall, William P. and Joha W. served in the civil war, in Company C, 8th West Virginia Infantry, until it was converted into the 7th West Virginia Cavalry, and there remained until the close of the war. They first volunteered to serve under a man named Holmes, who had a company of twenty-five or thirty men, and started to join the regular army. Holmes proved a traitor, and acknowledged his intention of joining the Southern army, when he was immediately arrested and sent to Charleston, West Virginia; then it was they joined the 8th West Virginia Infantry. William Hall, father of Columbus, was afflicted with rheumatism, and obliged to return to his home, where he suffered intense pain for a number of years, and finally died. Mrs. Columbus Hall died April 24, 1883, leaving three children and a husband to mourn her loss. Mr. Hall was school trustee in Washington district for a number of years, and is now a farmer in this district and colporteur for the American Bible Society in Boone county. His postofflce address is Rome P. 0., Kanawha county, West Virginia.

      Extracted from West Virginia Heritage Encyclopedia, a reprint of Hardesty's Historical and Geographical Encyclopedia Lincoln County, WV, Biographies List, 1884.

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