The Grandfathers
Vol.I, The Hall and Overstreet Families
Carrol Carman Hall, Springfield, IL, 1981

Appendix, Vol. I       THE GRANDFATHERS       the Hall-Overstreet family)

A collection of articles, stories, sketches,
etc., to supplement the basic narrative of
the family history.


1. Slavery in the Hall Family. an account of the development of that instution among family members who remained in the South.

2. Adventures with the Minnesota Indians. a Hall family member finds that danger lurks when pioneering Indian county.

3. Grandma's Turkeys. A fictionalized version of an incident down on the family farm.

4. Thomas Gideon Hall, 1853 - 1937. a character developes among Our Southern Cousins.

5. Ever Young: He lived 100 years! An accounting of the only family member who had a century of life.

6. The Halls Finally Did It! a Governor of Virginia has Hall ancestory.

7. Dedication of the Abner Hall Marker. remarks made at the Observance of the 150th Anniversary of the founding of Athens, Illinois.

author's note: The two and one-half centuries of Hall-Overstreet family history cannot be recorded in a volume that deals principally with those family members who migrated to central Illinois. Much Hall history will go unrecorded, as no one will take the time, energy and money to do all the necessary tracing.

Basically, very little is written about family members now living. This remains for others to do in the future.

Should any reader of this volume decide to add the story of his or her own family branch to the general narrative, it is hoped that those findings will be placed along the author's materials that are placed in the Illinois State Historical Library (Springfield).


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