Name: Adam HALL
Birth: 2 OCT 1830 in Ross Co., OH
Census: 1850 Page 333B, Indian Creek, Pulaski Co., IN
Military service BET 1862 AND 1863 Sgt., Co. B, 28th Iowa Vol. Inf.
ADAM HALL, one of the oldest settlers of Butler county, was born in Ross county, Ohio, near Chillicothe, October 2, 1830. He was the son of Elisha Hall, of English and German descent, a native of New York, who was an early settler of Ross county, Ohio, and also a pioneer of Pulaski county, Indiana, having moved near Logansport in 1831, when our subject was one year old.
He was the son of Hannah Kilbourne, a native of New York, in which state she grew up, and her parents were both Americans. Both of his parents lived long and useful lives, his father dying at the age of sixty-five years, in Iowa county, Iowa, to which place he had gone in 1853. His mother lived to the age of seventy-eight years.
Mr. Hall was the youngest of seven children, and when one year old removed with his parents to Cass county, Indiana, where he grew up and was educated in the common schools of that county.
In 1853 he was married to Rosanna Bowers, who was also a native of New York, but had spent most of her life in Ohio. She was the daughter of Jacob and Melissa Bowers. She was the mother of four children, only two of whom are now living, Henry C., of Salt Lake City, Utah, and George N., of David City. In 1853, the year of his marriage, Mr. Hall removed to Iowa county, Iowa, where he purchased a farm from the government, paying one dollar and twenty-five cents an acre for the same. He made great improvements upon the place and remained there engaged in general farming until 1865, when he went to West Liberty, Muscatine county, Iowa, still continuing in the occupation of general farming, and afterward engaging in the lumber and butcher business.
In 1870 he transferred his interests to Butler county, Nebraska, and took up a homestead in section 25, Oak Creek township. On this land he erected a house, considered the finest in the county at that time, one and one-hall stories high, the main part 16x26 feet, with a wing 16x16 feet. He steadily improved the place and continued to reside here for ten years, enaged in general farming and stock raising, at the end of which time he removed to David City, where he went into the livery business, which business he has followed in this place ever since, with the exception of five years, when he retired temporarily.
In 1863 he was married for the second time to Nannie Bozarth, a native of Virginia, who has spent most of her life in West Liberty, Iowa, her parents having removed there when she was three years of age. They were the parents of three children: Jessie, who is now teaching in the high school in David City; Artie, wife of Philip Krofft, of David City, and Bert, who married Miss Aggie Miller and resides in David City.
In 1862 he enlisted in Company B, Twenty-eighth Iowa Volunteer Infantry, as a private, but was at once promoted to the office of sergeant and served until 1863, when he received his honorable discharge on account of disability. He was the witness, during this year, of many fierce skirmishes, and was with General Smith on his expedition up the Red River.
Mr. Hall was twice a commissioner of Butler county and has been a member of the town board a number of times. He is a member of the Prohibition party, a member of G. A. R. Post, No. 10, also of I. O. O. F., Harmony lodge, No. 31, of David City, and has always taken an active interest in local affairs and is highly esteemed and honored as a worthy citizen and promoter of the interests of his fellow men.
--- Memorial and Biographical Record .... Butler, Polk, Seward, York and Fillmore Counties, Part II, Pages 427, 428
Father: Elisha HALL b: ABT 1791 in New York
Mother: Hannah KILBOURNE b: ABT 1791 in New York
Rosanna BOWERS b: ABT 1831 in New York
21 JUN 1853
in Pulaski Co., IN
- Henry C. HALL b: ABT 1856 in Iowa
- George Nelson HALL b: AUG 1858 in Iowa
Nannie BOZARTH b: ABT 1838 in Richmond Co., VA
- Jessie HALL b: 26 DEC 1865 in West Liberty, Muscatine Co., IA
- Artie Lee HALL b: 10 APR 1867 in West Liberty, Muscatine Co., IA
- Albert HALL b: ABT 1871 in Butler Co., NE
- Ross HALL b: in Butler Co., NE