On January 31,1812, Thomas W. Hall was born at Hall's Corners in Ontario
County, New York. He died on September 7, 1901.
He was educated in
the schools of that time, was a farmer with his father until 1838, and has
always followed this honorable calling until he retired in 1868.
He kept a hotel a
short time in connection with his farm business. June 12, 1838, he married Mary A. Sims of
this town, and they had four children: Edward, who died at the age of 17 months; John S., who is a farmer on the home
He married Mary J.
Fish of this town, and has two children: Roscoe F., and Mary J., both reside at
home; Mary J. married James P. GAGE of Wisconsin, and they have a son, Charles
H.; and Edward E., who married Jennie Dorman, who died, and he resides in town.
Mr. Hall's father,
Edward, was born in Northumberland, England, in 1774, and came with his parents
to the United States in 1801, coming from Albany here in flat boats to Geneva,
from there to Hall's Corners through the woods with only marked trees to guide
He married Jane
Wilson, formerly of Yorkshire, England, and they have 6 children: Sarah,
Margaret, Thomas W., Mary, Jane, and Edward N.
Mr. Hall's grandfather, Edward, was born at the old home in England, and
married Margaret Neven. They had three
children, two sons and a daughter.
Mr. Hall's father
was a constable many years, and held the position of deputy sheriff two terms
under Sheriff Phineas Bates. He died in
1860, and his wife in 1832. Mrs. Thomas W.
Hall died June 25, 1888. (New No. 9
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