The Grandfathers
Vol.I, The Hall and Overstreet Families
Carrol Carman Hall, Springfield, IL, 1981

Opening Pages
Table of Contents
Preface
Use of Text Material
Footnotes
Dedication
Author's Statement
Supporting Documents
Acknowledgements
Text Notes
The Family Line
Every-Name Index


Section I

Chapter 1

Chapter 2




Chapter 3




Chapter 4






Chapter 5


Section II

Chapter 6



Chapter 7


Chapter 8


Section III    

Chapter 9

Chapter 10



Section IV

Chapter 11


Chapter 12


Chapter 13


Chapter 14



Chapter 15

The Virginia Colonial Period

A "Grandfather" is killed and a war starts!

William Hall, 170?-1757
    The Immigrant Grandfather
Family "Roots"
The Name of Hall

John Hall, 1732-1794
    Miller on Rockcastle Creek
John and Hezekiah Hall
About Money

Hezekiah Hall, 1741-1811
    Yoeman of Back Creek
Given Name Comparison for the
    Colonial Hall Families

The Hall and Banks Families
A Colonial Marriage Bond

Colonial Bedford County, 1740-1789
A Marriage Bond of 1800

The Revolutionary War Period

John Overstreet, 1760-1848
Teen Ager in the Revolution

The Name of Dabney

Halls-Overstreets and Their Kin
in the Revolution


Bedford County, Va., in the Revolution, 1774-1784
Family Miscellany

Westward Migration, the Ohio Years

The Children of Hezekiah and Keziah Hall

The Hall-Overstreet Families in Ohio 1812-1826
Area of Central Illinois Pioneered
By the Hall-Overstreet Families


Pioneering in Illinois

Abner Hall, 1795-1843
He Platted and Named a Town


Children of Abner Hall and Jane (Overstreet) Hall
Original Land Entries in Ill.

Brothers of Abner Hall, Illinois Pioneers
Sangamon County Marriages, 1834-1858

Rev. John Overstreet, Jr. 1785-1834
Dabney Overstreet, 1788-1858
John R. Overstreet, 1819-1876

Pioneer Athens, 1830-1860
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Section V

Chapter 16


Chapter 17

Chapter 18

Chapter 19


Section VI

Chapter 20

Chapter 21

Chapter 22

Section VII

Chapter 23


Chapter 24


Chapter 25


Section VIII

Chapter 26


Section IX

Chapter 27

Chapter 28
The Civil War Period

James Wesley Hall, 1815-1870
Grandfather of the Civil War

Children of Jas. W. & Catherine (Claypool) Hall

Halls in the Civil War, 1861-1865

Athens in the Civil War
Menard Co. in the Civil War

Our Southern Cousin

Part I: Children of Wm. Hall d.1757

Part II: Children of John Hall d.1794

Part III: They Fought for the Stars and Bars

Post Civil War Period

James N. Hall, 1849-1937
He was an Illinois Farmer

Emeline (Pestel) Hall, 1850-1937
A Family Mystery Story

Children of Jas. N. & Emeline (Pestel) Hall
Menard County Marriages, 1841-1865

A Special Section About a Special Person

Henry Edward Hall, 1873-1951
A Man of Many Uniforms and Friends

From the XIXth to the XXth Century

Athens at It's Zenith

The Cousins


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Appendix-p.p. a-1 to a-20
A collection of articles, stories, sketches, etc., to supplement the basic narrative of the family history
See: the special Table of Contents for the Appendix



Vignettes

(Short, anecdotal items taken from the family history and the periods under discussion. To be found on various pages under the double lines.)

Documents - 37 Pay - Cost - Capture -192
Early Virginia Marriages - 41 Ages of Union Soldiers - 196
Cpl. John Overstreet - 63 Battle of Peach Tree Creek - 198
Patriotic Societies - 64 Civil War Facts - 199
Meet the Elishas' - 72 Camp Butler - 201
Family Markers - 83 Andersonville - 202
Ohio Land Transactions - 92-93 Burials - 203
She Sewed Up His Pants! -112 Hospitals - 204
The Name of Abner - 123 Chickamauga - 205
Another Wounded Veteran - 125 Infantry - Rations - 207
Names on the Land - 154 Unknown - 214
Tomb Rocks - 160 Hall Family Burials - 260
The Name of James - 174 Hall-Overstreet Assn. 272
A Trunk Full of Money - 181 A Family Orchestra - 277
Insert - p.29 Genealogical Detective Work

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