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

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Meet the Elishes'

Elisha was among the most common given name in the early Hall families. The name carried down through the Civil War in the family. The name is first found among the children of William Hall, d. 1757.

Elisha Hall son William Hall, d. 1757.
Elisha Hall g/son William Hall, d. 1757
Elisha Hall g/gson William Hall, d. 1757
Elisha Hall son John DePriest Hall, d. 1865
Elisha Hall, d. 1840 son John Hall, d. 1794.
Elisha Hall, Jr. son Elisha Hall, d. 1840
Elisha Hall, d. 1838 son Hezekiah Hall, d. 1811
Elisha Banks Hall, d. 1902 son Elisha Hall, d. 1838
Elisha Hall, d. 1862 g/son Elisha Hall, d. 1838

The first four named are in line of descendancy of Wm. Hall, d. 1757
The next two named are in line of descendancy of John Hall, d. 1794
The last three named are in line of descendancy of Hezekiah Hall, d. 1811.

Note: all the Elishas listed have the surname Hall. Now add to the list the surnames that came into the family through the marriages of the daughters and the list grows. This was particularly true in the southern branch of the family.

The use of distinguishing middle names and/or initials came late.
The reader should by now realize that the use of the death date, if known, was a useful tool in sorting out the family members of similar given names, as above.

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