Hall, William Thomas

Birth Name Hall, William Thomas
Nick Name Willie
Birth Name Hall, William T.
Gender male
Age at Death 71 years, 9 months, 1 day


in 1920 Franklin Co, TN Census says occupation "Minister" in industry "gospel"

could he have been married before? "INF. SON OF W.T. & B.E. HALL 5-22-1888 5-22-1888" in Butler Cemetery
actually another William T Hall who married Nancy E McCollough 25 Jan 1887

daughter Mary Jane Hall said he attended the Southern Baptist Seminary in Louisville, KY about 1912. She copied some of his obit:
"Rev William T Hall was instrumental in organizing several churches in rural districts that were not reached by other churches, and it was through his active work and contribution both in time and money that the Huntland Tennessee Baptist Church was built.
He was a beloved man especially by the many hundreds of families in which he had tenderly ministered during their sorrows, or had baptized their members or united in marriage the happy couples in his charges. He had done a life work worthy of emulation, and his memory will be preserved in the hearts of thousands of grateful people.
Funeral services were held at Freedom Baptist Church July 3, 1940 for Rev. Hall. Masonic rites were read by W H Hall worshipful master of the Princeton Alabama Lodge, and son of the Rev Hall"

Mary and Lennis told me his full name was "William Thomas Hall". Lennis said about him, "He had blue eyes and dark hair and was fair complected.... He was a slender man all his life and had a good memory. And he liked to garden. He liked to fish but was too busy [because] he preached, read his bible, visited the sick, held funerals. He could tell where different scriptures could be found in the bible. He canned peaches...jarred sourkraut...grew peanuts. He liked corn bread, butter milk, sorghum, hot biscuits, and vegetables..."

"The Progressive Age" of Scottsboro, AL 30 Sep 1909 -
"Francisco, Ala, Sept 21, 1909. - ...The Baptist church at this place has called Rev. W. T. Hall to the pastoral care of the church for the next accociational year... Will Elliott and Miss Bettie Fanning were married last Sunday, Rev. W.T. Hall officiating."


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth 1868-10-00 Jackson Co, AL    
Ordination 1907   Baptist Church  
Occupation     minister, farmer  
Death 1940-07-02 Jackson Co, AL    
Burial 1940-07-00 Jackson, AL Prince Cemetery 1a
Event Note



Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Hall, Josiah Silas1847-03-061929-09-26
Mother Hinshaw, Martha Jane1847-02-081918-09-05
         Hall, William Thomas 1868-10-00 1940-07-02
    Sister     Hall, Sarah Elizabeth 1873-01-31 1898-06-18
    Brother     Hall, James Robert 1876-02-08 1900-10-13
    Sister     Hall, Nancy Ellen 1881-07-19 1909-12-16
    Brother     Hall, Samuel about 1883 about 1883
    Brother     Hall, Joseph F 1885-01-07 1900-11-13
    Brother     Hall, Henry Lee 1887-06-06 1963-03-03


Family of Hall, William Thomas and Prince, Hannah T.

Married Wife Prince, Hannah T. ( * 1873-07-00 + 1906 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage 1890-10-26 Jackson Co, AL Marriage of HALL, William T. and Prince, Hannah T. 2a

Home in 1900: Hambrick, Jackson, Alabama
Dates based on 1920 Franklin Co, TN Census Huntland, District 23,pg 23-24

The area of the farm they owned along Larkins Fork, AL as described today by Bill Cagle:
"Know the place well and it is still called the "old Willie Hall Place". Some old barn structures are still standing. I assume the old house was on the west side of Larkin Fork. This is where the old road crossed the creek. I own the property on the north side of Puncheon Cove. The next cove south is Bear Creek. Between Puncheon and Bear Creek on Larkin Fork, there is a small spring on the edge of Larkin Fork, called the Thomas Hill Spring. This is called out on old deed belonging to Wally Kirkpatrick in Huntsville Al. On down the road there is Hall's Chapel and there is a building that looks like a one room school house."

exact location of farm is 34.941471,-86.225558
location of Hall's Chapel here - http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=larkins+fork,+alabama&ie=UTF8&t=h&om=1&ll=34.908519,-86.214159&spn=0.003753,0.005472&z=18

Name Birth Date Death Date
Hall, William Harvey1892-12-181953-07-23
Hall, Mary Jane1902-06-261987-05-31

Family of Hall, William Thomas and Kennedy, Flora

Married Wife Kennedy, Flora ( * 1885-04-13 + 1979-04-14 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage 1907-11-20      
Event Note

age 22 at first marriage in 1930 census.

date from http://www.ayers-hoodfamilyhistory.com/surnames/b41.htm


Mary Jane told me her mom died when she was 4. So her siblings must be Flora's children

1910 United States Federal Census > Alabama > Jackson > Harmony > District 37 (WT, Flora, Mary, Joe)
1920 United States Federal Census > Tennessee > Franklin > Huntland > District 23 (WT, Flora, Mary, Joe, Lennis)
1930 United States Federal Census > Tennessee > Franklin > Huntland > District 5 (William T, Flora, Lennis)
1940 Huntland, Franklin, Tennessee (William T Hall 71; Flora Hall 54; Lennis K Hall 26; Mildred L Hill 10)

Name Birth Date Death Date
Hall, Joseph Daniel1908-08-071995-07-16
Hall, Lennis Kathelene1913-10-181985-07-29


Type Value Notes Sources
Paternal Haplogroup R-M269
Attribute Note

descendant Daniel Burtron Hall #239416


Source References

  1. various: Find A Grave
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  2. Alabama Center for Health Statistics et al.: Alabama State Marriage Collection 1800-1969
      • Page: Source information: Jordan Dodd, Liahona Research