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The Indian War that Wasn’t

A distant cousin shared this funny story with me recently. He also shared the picture of Richard “John” Hall. On Saturday the 6th day of January, 1838, near the same spot where a quarter of a century before the first settler in the Town of Ellington felled the trees and erected his rude log cabin …

Martin Family

There are two Martin family lines that converge through marriage though they are not related to each other. Because of this, I am starting out with the first branch and then will follow with the second branch. Bartholomew Martin Little is known about our first known ancestor on this branch. Bartholomew Martin was born about …

Hall Family

Richard John Hall was the father of Joseph Hall (Richard) who married Sarah Kimball. Their son was Benjamin Hall below. Third Generation Benjamin Hall (Joseph, Richard) was born April 27, 1712 in Bradford, Essex, Massachusetts, and died October 27, 1795 in Metheun, Essex, Massachusetts. Benjamin married Rebecca Farnham on October 9, 1735 in Massachusetts. She …