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My friends -
As we continue with the "miscellaneous file" items this week, I am offering
a rarity in this post. As you know, we do not deal with the JP region in
TN, and only very rarely do I post anything that is "outside our
territory". However, in looking at the surnames in this file, I see a
number which relate to Fulton and Hickman counties in the KY JP, and, as a
result, I converted the file I am offering today.
This file contains the 1850 Mortality Schedule for Obion County, Tennessee,
just across the state line from Fulton County. Just as there was a great
deal of continual "crossover" occurring between Weakley County, TN and
Graves County, and between Henry and Stewart Cos., TN and Calloway County,
the same was true between Obion County and Fulton Co(and some back and
forth between Obion and Graves, as well). This schedule contains the name
of the person who died in the one year period prior to the census date(June
1), their age, sex, whether married or widowed, their state of birth, the
month of their death and the cause of death.
The surnames contained in this schedule include White, Warren, Meadows,
Logan, Childress, Mafus, Calhoun, Campbell, Nix, Allen, Penny,
Rickman,Singleton, Box, Bill, Graham, Stevenson, Cassion, Murray, McGee,
Carroll, Davidson, Hughes, Williamson, Hogan, McWhirter, Ward, Mathis,
Barcknell, Walker, Reed, Brockwell, House, Phillips, Washam, Rieves, Davis,
Needery, Donnelson, Edwards, Teran, Ragen, Mitchel, Barham, Jones, Outland,
Moultrie, Gentry, McElroy, Stroud, Pickard, Brown, Wright, Whiteside,
Hogan, Thorne, Nelms, and Letton.
Subscribers to the JP and Fulton lists can obtain this file by sending a
request to me, specifying the "Obion File". The file is available in rich
text and in Adobe PDF formats. The file will be sent as a rich text
attachment to an e-mail message unless PDF is specified. The file is not
available in plain text format, nor can it be sent in the body of an e-mail
The complete file will be sent. Time constraints do not permit me to
extract data from the file on individuals listed there.
For those with requests still pending for the Fancy Farm File - I received
over 250 requests for this file, and I will try to finish filling all of
them before I stop for the night. In the event that I fail to work through
al of them, the remainder will be going out tomorrow.
My friends -
Today, we are reviewing another biography from the "Memorial Record of
Western Kentucky", published in 1904. Our subject today is William Keel
Hall of Fulton County.
As is now customary, there will be no data posts tomorrow or on the
weekend. If time permits, I will bring a file offering to the JP List at
some point over the next few days.
"William Keel Hall, one of the successful business men of Fulton, Fulton
County, Kentucky, was born in Columbus, Kentucky, April 28, 1857. He is a
son of William Keel Hall, who was born in Trenton, Tennessee. For thirteen
years he was postmaster at Columbus, Kentucky, or until his death,
which took place in 1877, when he was fifty-seven years of age. He had
removed from Tennessee to Columbus, Kentucky, about 1862. In politics he
was a Republican, and served as state senator from Tennessee, and also held
minor offices in his county. He received his post office appointment under
President Grant. The maiden name of his wife was Martha A. Winn, and she
was born four miles from Columbus, Kentucky, and is now residing at Hickman
with her daughter. The education of the father was obtained in the Trenton
public schools, while his wife was educated in Louisville, Kentucky.
The paternal grandfather was Jonathan Hall, and he came from middle
Tennessee. In politics he was a Whig, and was a successful farmer. The
maternal grandfather was Thomas Winn, a native of Virginia, coming of
English and French ancestors. His death occurred at Columbus, Kentucky,
about 1860. William K. Hall was reared in Columbus, Kentucky, and received
his education in that town until he was eighteen years of age, at which
time he went into the railroad mail service, in which he remained ten
years. He settled in Fulton in 1880, and embarked in a grocery business,
but in 1882 went to Florida for his health, there remaining until 1886,
when he returned to Fulton and became a bookkeeper for Wade Brothers Lumber
Company. He continued in this connection until he purchased the lumber
business of Jacob Wise & Company, in 1893, and continued it under the name
of the Fulton Lumber & Manufacturing Company, which is the present name. In
politics he is a Republican and is much interested in local affairs. His
religious connections are with the Christian church. Fraternally, he
belongs to the Knights of Honor and the Woodmen of the World.
On September 15, 1880, he married Anna McCall, of Fulton, a daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. A.W. McCall, of Fulton. Mr. Hall is superintendent of the
Sunday-school of the Christian church, and is one of the most prominent
members of that denomination. He and his wife are worthy, good people, and
are highly esteemed by all who know them.
Record of Western Kentucky
Lewis Publishing Co., 1904