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From the Biographical and Historical Record of Wayne and Appanoose Counties, IA. - 1886
jAMES Hall, one of the enterprising farmers of Richman Twp, Wayne Co., resides on section
15, where he has a fine farm of 430 acres, lying partly in Wayne and Partly in Lucas Co.
He was born in Cumberland Co., NJ, Sept. 15, 1844 and is the son of Caleb S. and Phoebe
(Ayres) Hall. When he was 13 months he had the misfortune to lose his mother and in 1848
his father removed to Peoria Co. IL., where he engaged in agricultural pursits and later
in the mercantile business. He subsequently moved to Fulton Co. and from there to Marshall
Co, in the same state.
When James was ten years of age he left his father's home, going to live with M.P.
Simms, a brother-in-law, and remained with hi about six years. From that time he worked by
the month for various parties until Feb. 1, 1864 when he enlisted in Co. E. Eighty-sixth
IL.Infantry, under Colonel Fahnestock, and took part in the battles of Rome, Kenesaw
Mountain, Peach Tree Creek, Dalton Resaca, Rocky Face Ridge, the engagements around
Atlanta and at Jonesboro, GA, where he was slightly wounded. He moved on with
Sherman's victorious army and participatedin the engagements at Averysboro and
Bentonville, and when the regiment was mustered out he was transferred to Co. E , 34th IL
Infantry, as his time had not expired, and served until July, 1865, receiving his
discharge a month later at Chicago.
He retunred home and after taking a much needed rest he again worked at farming by the
He subsequently farmed with H.S. BROWN on shares, remaining with him several years.
Early in 1869 he came to Wayne Co. IA and on the 4th of Mar was married to Miss SARAH A.
BARNES. He returned to Ill. but int he fall of the same year to Iowa and early in 1870
settled in Lucas Co. where he lived until 1874, when he moved to Wayne Co., where he has
since lived. He isnumbered among Wayne County's most intelligent self-made men, and
deservedl stands high in the estimation of all. He is a member of Huston Lodge No. 61 K of
P and Wayne Post, No. 137 GAR. Mr. and Mrs. Hall have two children. Carrie A. and Lillie
M. They are members of the Baptist Church.
I looked them up in the Humeston Cemetery and found Sarah A. Hall born June 9, 1872 and D.
April 15, 1918.
buried beside James C. Hall, b Sept 15, 1844 Feb. 2, 1892.
This, I think, gives you the connection.
Put in - Humeston - into your search and you will probably find my web site entitled
Humeston, IA My Hometown
Barnes were quite prominent around here. If I find anything else will let you know