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The Hall Family in Franklin Co.

The Hall Family in Franklin Co.

Phil Jones (View posts)
Posted: 1089760348000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1089810515000
Surnames: Hall, Wray, Ray
Rose & B. Hall,
Looking for Middleton Hall & Mary Wray (Ray) from Franklin Co., Va.
Both born abt. 1830. Both end up on the 1850 census in Kanawha Co., (W) Va.
Any Help Would Help. Been on this abt. 15 Yrs.

Thanks, Phil

Re: The Hall Family in Franklin Co.

Posted: 1253444265000
Classification: Query
I too am looking for info on Hall/Wray in Kanawha County and Franklin Co. My ancestor from Franklin Co. is John Henry Hall, who moved with his wife Elizabeth Wray, to Kanawha Co after the Civil War. They lived on Cooper's Creek outside of Big Chimney.I know John Henry Hall's older brother, Vandiver Hall, married Martha Wray(who was Elizabeth Wray's half-sister), but they stayed in Franklin Co. I suspect these families are connected further back as well. If you have found anything on Middleton, please post!

Re: The Hall Family in Franklin Co.

Posted: 1327075044000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Wray Hall
Were you able to find any information on the Hall/Wray's families in Franklin co? Was Mary Wray sister to Martha and Elizabeth? Who were their parents? Thank you, Kelly

Re: The Hall Family in Franklin Co.

Posted: 1333799901000
Classification: Query
While looking for a connection in Kanawha Co., I came across this note concerning Middleton Hall,also his wife Mary (paraphrased for clarity:

"Middleton and Mary (Thursman) Hall were the parents of... Abigail Hall born in Franklin County, Virginia, May 2, 1833. Both were born in Franklin County, Virginia, in 1812 and they came to Kanawha County in October 1854, the father dying here June 18, 1876."
The source is Hardesty's "History of Kanawha County", found in a bio of Augustus Copen, who married Abigail Hall on December 21, 1855.

Is it possible that Middleton's wife Mary was not a Ray/Wray but a Thursman/Thurman? I have no idea. I am still seeking info on John Henry Hall, he would be in the generation after Middleton, perhaps a nephew, but I can find no relationship yet.

I think that Martha Wray (married Vandiver Hall) and Elizabeth Wray (married John Henry Hall) were children of Jonas Wray. They were half-sisters. Jonas was married twice, both mothers were named Elizabeth...

Re: The Hall Family in Franklin Co.

Posted: 1363109135000
Classification: Query
Middleton Hall and his wife Mary were living in Franklin Co. in 1850. I have been trying to establish his relationship to Edward Hall and his son Preston Ballard Hall who were my grandmother's family.
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