Our Hall family began it's journey in the Americas about 1650. Deacon John Hall purchased a 20 acre lot near the Back River in Dover, New Hampshire, in 1677. While this land was deeded to his son Ralph, the land was lost with many other land grants in a law suit with Richard Waldron, who claimed prior grants. Ralph was compensated with 10 pounds and a lot of 3.5 acres.
Ralph's son, Benjamin, relocated the Hall family to Madbury, New Hampshire, where he is listed as a petitioner for incoropration of Madbury in 1743. His son, Revolutionary War Patriot Benjamin Hall, relocated the family to Barrington, New Hampshire.
In 1795, William Hall (my 4th great grandfather) and his wife, Lydia Hall, purchased a 70 acre farm. The Hall Farm House (seen above) was in the Hall family until it was sold by Fred W. Hall, Jr. in the 1980s. The building is on Old Canaan Road.
Life on the Hall farm is documented by Fred W. Hall, Sr. in his memoir, My World: 1895-1984