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Re: Hall/Lansdown/Webb in Wilkes Co., NC
Posted by: Cynthia McDaniel Date: April 02, 2000 at 14:57:43
In Reply to: Re: Halls in Carter County, KY by L ABRAMS of 26699

I have just found these posts and have something to contribute and hope that it will help others and you can fill in some blanks for me.

I have a will for Millian Webb in Wilkes Co., NC where she mentions her son David Lansdown. It is possible that she was married before marrying Samuel Hall and had a son David. Unfortunately, I don't know who David is.

I have a William who is suspected to be the brother of Samuel. Their parents are suspected to be John and Sarah (Heard)Hall of New Kent Co., VA. I don't have any information on William so I don't know if he was in Wilkes Co., NC with his brother Samuel nor if this William is the same as the William which was discussed in 1998-1999. Has anyone else looked in Wilkes Co. NC for this William? Does anyone have more on the Lansdowns in connection to the Halls?

Here is what I have for Samuel & Millian plus her will:

From Richard Hall (
"From Original Land Book, Franklin Co., VA:
19 March 1767 Samuel Hall 400 acres on the North side of Smiths River Beg. at Randolphs Order Line then down river............
The same day above Marrah-Merrah Webb 2 tracts of 400 acres each on Marrowbone Creek of Smith River.......
A William Monkus 400 acre tract on same date as above corner of Randolphs-G. Rowland and Samuel Halls line.....
The land area above was Lunenburg Co. until 1746, then Halifax County until 1767, then Pittsylvania, then Henry in 1775, then Franklin in 1778.

"From Antrim Parish Virginia Records...
Samuel Hall agrees to take care of Milly Harrison for one year for 2 thousand pounds of tobacco...

To Samuel Hall assesser of Thomas Payne for maintaining Milli Harrison...1450 lbs....

"In 1777, Samuel Hall and Merry Webb were among the signers in Henry County, Virginia, renouncing allegiance to Great Britain and swearing allegiance to the Commonwealth of Virginia. This would appear to indicate that both were of English origin. Samuel Hall and his family moved from Henry County, Virginia, to Wilkes County, North Carolina, some time shortly after the Revolutionary War began. Samuel was granted 100 acres on Elk Creek in Wilkes County, North Carolina, as recorded in Deed Book A, 1778 - 1783, pages 4,61 and 4,62.

"On 8 Sep 1778, Samuel Hall and wife Milian of Henry Co, sold to Philip Ryan of same, for 200 pounds, 162a on south side of Smith River. Wit: Daniel Reamee, John Alexander Jr., Joseph Goodwin. (Henry Co. Deed Book I:198-199).

"In Wilkes Co, NC, on 7 Sep 1778 a Land Entry #339 of James Duggars, 200a on Elk Creek, joining Bed Duggars and Samuel Hall, James Duggars and William Isaacs are marked out, transferred to Elijah Duggars.
"Land Entry #507, 17 Nov 1778, to Samuel Hall, 100a on Elk Creek, at Julius Duggars line.
"On 9 Nov 1784, grant to Samuel for 100a on Elk Creek (Wilkes Deed Book A-1:461).
"On 22 Sep 1785, grant to William Isaacs 190a on Elk Creek, on Samuel Hall's line, John Beverly's and Benjamin Duggars's Lines. (Book C-1:109)
"An entry on 26 Apr 1788, between William Isaacs, of Burke Co, NC and Zebulon Baird, for 200pounds, 190a, both sides of Elk Creek joining land lately owned by Samuel Hall, John Beverly and Benjamin Duggar, being entry by Julius Duggar. (Book C-1:58).
" Entry on 26 Jan 1789, between Zebulon Baird and John Haglar, 200pounds, 190a, both sides Elk Cr. etc, same property as above. (Book C-1:100-101).

On 25 Apr 1792, Martin Hall was granted LOA in Wilkes Co, NC, in estate of Samuel Hall, dec'd. Thomas Hall, the oldest surviving heir relinquished right to administer. (Wilkes Co Will Book I:323). Security by Moses Waters, William Brown. On 30 Jul 1792, Martin returned an inventory of the estate and on 2 Nov 1792 George Hulme returned an inventory. Inventory dated 18 Jul 1792, by Martin Hall mentions negro wench Tildey, negro boy George. (Wilkes Will Book I:341).

The estate sale was on 20 Aug 1792: purchasers included Millian Hall (negro woman), Darby Hendrix (negro fellow), Thomas Hall, Abraham Hughes, George Hulme, William Brown, Opy Landsdown, William Ferguson, John Northern Jr. Isaac Preston. Sale by sheriff George Hulme. Amt:322:6:7 (Wilkes Will Book I:350)

May 26, 1997
Present day directions to original Samuel Hall land in Wilke's County, NC are as follows: Take highway 268 from Wilkesboro southwest to the small town of Ferguson. Approximately 5 miles beyond Ferguson, you will come to a place on the left side of the road called Eller's store. At this point, you will turn right on Elk Creek Road. After about 6-8 miles on that road you will come to Leatherwood Stables on the right. A few miles past this, you should look for a good sized hill and then ask someone for assistance. A Hall descendant, Dixie Edmiston, lives on the road at this point and she can give complete directions

Samuel Hall may be buried at Triplett-Hall cemetery on Elk Creek. There are about 50 unmarked graves there.

End Richard Hall Info.

Deed: 19 March 1767, Original Land Book, Franklin Co., VA 9
Moved: Abt. 1776, Elk Creek, Wilkes Co., NC 10,11
Residence: Abt. 1768, Pittsylvania Co., VA 12
Witness: 20 March 1768, Sale of Cows between William & Benjamin Dugger in Pittsylvania Co., VA 12

The 1782 Tax List for Capt. Keeses' District of Wilkes County lists: Milla Hall, 100 acres worth 25 pounds, one negro 7-15 or 40 -49 worth 40 pounds, one negro 16 -39 worth 80 pounds, one horse worth 6 pounds, 4 cattle worth 4 pounds, total 155 pounds. The 1784 Tax List for the same District lists Million Hall with 100 acres on Elk Creek.

From: Wilkes County Wills,
Inventories, Sales of Estates 1779-1852       
(original bound), Volume I, page 63
Millun Hall, 1802

The following was copied from a photostat of the hand written original record.

May Term 1803

In the name of God Amen ---

Whereas I MILLIEN HALL of Wilkes County State of North Carolina being weak in body but of sound mind and understanding do ordain and appoint this to be my last will and Testament any will heretofore made by me is hereby cancelled and made void. I do hereby dispose of the worldly goods wherewith the Lord hath blessed me in manner following- VIZ. First I do give and bequeath unto my son THOMAS my negro woman named Judea in absolute possession and his heirs after him --- Item. To my son, SAMUEL I do give and bequeath my bed and the furniture appertaining thereto -- Item. All and every of the monies that may be in my possession or due me at my decease and likewise my cattle to be divided equally among my children hereafter named with this express condition that they give my Daughter BETSY HENDRIX ten dollars in cash the names of others are as follows, vix. MERRY HALL, JOHN HALL, DAVID HALL & NANCY BRAZEL. --- Item. To my Daughter Mary Dugger one Shilling. Item to my son DAVID LANSDOWN one shilling -- Item. To my daughter NANCY BRAZEL my Cotton Petticoat and fine linen shift & handkerchief -- Item, The rest of my wearing apparel I do bequeath to ELIZABETH HENDRIX and JUDEA HALL to be divided equally between them --

I do constitute and appoint DARBY HENDRIX and MARTIN HALL Executors of this my last will and testament. Sealed with my seal and Dated this 27th day of August 1802

In presence of THOMAS DULA MILLIEN HALL (seal)

May Term 1803
Duly proven by the oath of THOMAS DULA -- Test
Wm. B LENOIR Clerk

Tax Records: 1787, Wilkes Co., NC
Will: 27 August 1802, Wilkes Co., NC
Will Proved: May 1803, Wilkes Co., NC
Children of SAMUEL HALL and MILLIAN WEBB are:
3.       i.       NANCY3 HALL, b. Abt. 1745, Wilkes Co., NC; d. 1840, Morgan Co., TN.
4.       ii.       THOMAS HALL, b. Abt. 1755, Halifax Co., VA; d. Bef. 1830, Wilkes Co., NC.
       iii.       MERRY HEARD HALL, b. Abt. 1757, Henry Co., VA; d. 28 January 1828, Greenville Co., SC13; m. MARY; b. Abt. 1746; d. 02 January 1834, Greenville Co., SC..

5.       iv.       MARY HALL, b. 1760, Rockbridge Co., VA; d. 03 August 1838, Carter Co., TN .
6.       v.       DAVID HALL, b. 25 March 1760, Halifax Co., VA; d. 22 April 1842, Clinton, Anderson Co., TN.
7.       vi.       SAMUEL HALL, b. 25 March 1760, Halifax Co., VA; d. 19 January 1819, Morgan Co., TN.
8.       vii.       MARTIN HALL, b. 1762, Halifax Co., VA; d. May 1831, Morgan Co., TN .
       viii.       JOHN HALL, b. Abt. 1764; m. BARSHEBA PALMER.

Notes for JOHN HALL:
From: The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography (for years ending June, 1902) - Volume IX - Henry County: From the records of the clerk's office.
JOHN HALL on lists of persons renouncing allegiance to Great Britain and swearing allegiance to the Commonwealth of Virginia.
       (Richard Hall, 7/2/1999)

       ix.       ELIZABETH HALL, b. 176614; d. Wilkes Co., NC; m. DARBY HENDRIX; b. Abt. 1745.
9.       x.       MILLIAN HALL, b. 1768; d. Abt. 1799, Wilkes Co., NC.

Cynthia McDaniel


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