author not listed on the typed history I was given years ago
Daniel Hall Jr. was the 7th child born to Daniel Hall Sr. and Sarah Smith. They lived in Singleborough, a small hamlet in the Parish of Gt. Horwood, Buckingham, England. Gt Horwood was in the Northern part of the county near the Oxon and Northampton county lines.
Daniel Sr. was a son of William Hall and Sarah Ridgeway. He was christened 13 March 1774 at Whaddon Parish which lies northeast of Gt Horwood. He married 1st Elizabeth Cap 11 October 1795 at Whaddon. They were parents of two sons William and Joseph.
(1) William was christened at Whaddon on 25 March 1796. He married Mary Barefoot 8 November 1819 at Gt Horwood. She was twelve years his senior. There were children born from this marriage. She died 20 January 1856 age 71 and her married 2nd a widow, Sarah King Smith on 8 July 1860 at Gt Horwood. William died 6 August 1870 age 86.
Elizabeth and Daniel moved to Gt Horwood Parish and there their 2nd son was born. (2) Joseph was christened 4 June 1797. He apparently died young for there was no further entry for him and Daniel named another son Joseph 1811.
Two years after Joseph’s birth, Elizabeth passed away and was buried at Gt Horwood 23 April 1799. She was 22 years old. Seven months after her death, Daniel married 2nd Sarah Smith. They were married at Whaddon 10 November 1799. To them were born 5 sons and 6 daughters.
(1) Thomas who died at birth.
(2) Elizabeth born 16 January 1801. She married John Coleman 15 October 1821 at Bletchley, Bucks. They moved to Islington (near London).
(3) Sarah was christened at Gt Horwood 9 October 1803. She married William Stevens 14 October 1825. They lived at Gradborough. They were parents of 5 children. She died 13 June 1839 age 36 of consumption.
(4) Hannah was born in June 1806 and was christened 10 August 1806 at Gt Horwood. She married John Curtis 13 October 1826 at Gt Horwood. They were parents of 5 children but only one son John survived. She died 16 September 1868 age 61 at Roxeth Harrow, Middlesex of chronic asthma and dropsy.
(5) Ann was christened 7 August 1808 at Gt Horwood. She married Shemiah Hall 3 November 1828. They were parents of 5 children. She died 3 May 1843 age 36. She was buried at Gt Horwood 8 May 1843.
(6) Joseph was born 11 May 1811 at Singleborough and was christened at Gt Horwood 11 August 1811. He married Ann Marks. They were parents of nine children. He died at Gt Horwood 8 September 1874 age 63 of heart disease. He was buried 11 September 1874.
(7)* Daniel was born 16 November 1813 at Singleborough and christened at Gt Horwood 28 November 1813. This history is written so that the few known facts of his life might be kept and his posterity know of his faith and devotion. He married 1st Jane Duett, 2nd Ann Neal, and 3rd Charlotte Trappet.
(8) John was born 22 November 1815 at Singleborough and christened at Gt Horwood 28 November 1815. From family records we know that he was married but as yet have not located his family or death.
(9) Jane born 9 February 1818 at Singleborough, she was christened 15 February 1818 at Gt Horwood. She married Robert Daniels 14 October 1829 at Shenley. They were the parents of 8 children. She died 14 August 1859 at Shenley, Brook End age 41 of an ulcerated bowels.
(10) Mary born 5 March 1820 at Singleborough, she was christened 7 March 1820 at Gt Horwood. She lived only 4 years and was buried at Gt Horwood 4 May 1824.
(11) George born 16 April 1822 at Singleborough, he was christened at Gt Horwood 18 April 1822. He married Mary Ann Neal 23 June 1845 in Middlesex. He died on way to valley 1864.
Life in England in those days was not easy. The wages of the working class was low; the hours long. There was no state schools so only the wealthy could afford tutors for their children. In the early 1800 the non-conformist began to set up a few schools for children of the Parish, but not all could afford to send their children to these schools, and many children began to learn trades or work in unskilled jobs at a young age. Mothers also would work many times as a domestic servant to help supplement the family income.
The working class were unable to afford doctors and so disease and untreated ailments took the lives of young mothers, fathers, and children. Let us briefly look at this Hall family working conditions.
There were 11 living children but only a few learned to read and write for most sought early employment.
William the eldest son (by Elizabeth Cap) gained some education as he could read and write. His trade was a hawker. He traveled the small villages and hamlets selling small merchandise. As he traveled the streets he would call out his wares. He stayed in the Gt Horwood area.
Elizabeth, the eldest daughter, married John Coleman. They moved from Gt Horwood to the outskirts of London. She did not attend school but went to work as a mangler (to iron clothes). This she continued to do after her marriage. John was a carman, or in other words, he drove carts for a living. When Daniel Jr. moved to Islington, Elizabeth was a great help to him as she was present at the sickness and death of his loved ones. She was also present on the happy occasion of Daniel’s marriage to Jane Duett.
Sarah lived at Gradborough with her husband William Stevens. Their 5 children were born there. Four years after her last child was born she died of consumption at age 36. She was listed as an agricultural labourer. So she apparently worked in the fields with her husband until her death.
Hannah who married John Curtis moved from Gt Horwood area to Roxeth Harrow near London. John was listed as a gardener. This trade in the days of Gentry of England meant he was employed to keep up the garden and lawns of the large estates of the gentlemen or land owners. Hannah was a laundress, probably worked for the same family as her husband.
Out of their 5 children only one son John survived. He was listed as a scholar, he attended school. John was a witness to Daniel and Jane’s wedding. Hannah died of asthma and dropsy. She was 61 years old.
Ann and her husband Shemiah Hall lived at Singleborough. Shemiah was a carpenter. He began to lose his health and passed away at age 36. Sarah (Smith) Hall was present at his death. Ann passed away eleven months later leaving 4 children orphans.
Joseph Hall and his wife Ann lived at Gt Horwood, he was an agricultural labourer. They were parents of 9 children. He died at age 63 of heart disease.
Jane had gone to work at Shenley as a servant girl, there she met Robert Daniels who worked as a farm labourer. They were parents of 8 children. She died one month after her last baby was born of an ulcerated bowel. Her 14 year old son George was present when she died.
George Hall was a stone mason. He married Mary Ann Neal. She was 11 years his senior. They moved to Islington and lived on Halloway Road. They had only one child, a daughter Sarah Ann. They were converted to the Church. Mary Ann was baptized in March 1850. The family history lists George as an Elder by 1851. He baptized Ann Neal in March of that year. However Church records give his baptismal date as 30 January 1858 at Hammersmith. Perhaps the answer to this discrepancy of dates can be found in the Church Chronology which states: “On 4 February 1857 a reformation was held in Islington and the Presiding Brethren including Orson Pratt and Ezra T. Benson renewed their covenant of baptism.” This was followed by a general renewing of the baptismal covenant throughout the mission. Hence many of the saints were rebaptized. Thus the later date being their renewal of the baptismal covenant.
By 1864 George, Mary Ann and daughter had planned to immigrate and gather with the Saints in Utah. They booked passage on the ship “Hudson” which set sail from London, England, 3 June 1864 with 863 saints aboard under the direction of John M. Kay. The company arrived in New York 19 July 1864. They traveled to the camp grounds and joined a company to cross the plains. George passed away on the way to the valley and Mary Ann and her daughter came on alone. On 10 November 1866 Mary Ann went to the Endowment House and took out her Endowments and was sealed to George. Sarah Ann married Joseph Silvers and was sealed to him 27 May 1865.
So we see heartache, hardship and courage were part of family life in those days.
The family was bereaved when their father passed away 12 April 1835 age 59 at Singleborough. He was buried at the Gt Horwood Parish Churchyard the 15 April 1835. He was the father of 13 children, two of which had proceeded him in death.
Eight years later, their mother Sarah (Smith) Hall died suddenly on 17 October 1843 at Singleborough. She was 65 years old. She was buried 20 October 1843 at Gt Horwood. In those days, if the cause of death was unknown, as hers was, it was listed as the “visitation of God.” She was the mother of eleven children and also raised her step-son, William.
Daniel Hall Jr. had attended school and had learned to read and write. He had apprenticed as a stone mason.
Before 1839, he moved to Islington, Middlesex Co. Here he had better opportunities for employment as it was just 2 miles from London. His sister, Elizabeth Coleman, and her husband lived a short distance away.
Daniel took up residence on Wells Road in West Islington. Jane Duett had also moved from Singleborough to Islington and lived on Wells Road.
Daniel and Jane were married 12 August 1839 at the St. Pancras Church by the Vicar, G. T. Palmer. The marriage was solemnized after reading of the banns for 3 Sundays. Their marriage was witnessed by his sister Elizabeth Coleman and his brother-in-law John Curtis.
Jane was one of thirteen children born to George Duett and Eleanor Carpenter. Her father was a farm labourer and with such a large family to care for, there was no means to educate all the children. Jane had not had the privilege of attending school so could not write her name. She signed it by marking an X. She was born 20 April 1817 at Singleborough, Buckingham, England.
After their marriage, they lived back of Wells Row (Road?) near Highbury in West Islington. It was here their 1st child was born at half past five in the morning of July 3rd, 1840. She was christened and given the name of Ann Maria. She was the first of eight children but only three daughters would reach adulthood.
The London Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was organized Sunday 14 February 1841 with Lorenzo Snow as President. Missionaries had come into the district to teach the gospel. This was to change the lives of the Hall family and bring them to Zion in America.
Daniel and Jane’s 2nd daughter was born ten minutes to seven on the evening of March 1st 1843. She was given the name of Sarah Ellen after her two grandmothers, Sarah (Smith) Hall and Eleanor (Carpenter) Duett.
The 3rd daughter was born a quarter to one at noon, on 2nd June 1845. She was christened Charlotte Jane. The family had now moved to 4 Swan Yard on the Halloway Road.
Sorrow came to the family when their four year old Sarah Ellen received a effusion on the brain. For three days they nursed her. Elizabeth Coleman came to help and was with her when she passed away 4 July 1847. She was 4 years, 4 months and 4 days old. This was the first of much sorrow that would come to the family.
The fourth child was a son, born a quarter to five on the evening of August 5th 1848. It was a happy occasion to have a son in the family. He was christened Ephraim Joseph.
The family moved again to Carters Cottages on the East side of Islington on New North Road.
Another daughter was born at fifteen minutes to nine on the evening of August 27th 1850. She was named Elanor Sarah after her deceased sister and two grandmothers. Just one week after her birth, tragedy struck once more. Charlotte Jane, the 5 year old, became ill with a high fever. She lost her ability to talk and lapsed into unconsciousness. She died 3 September 1850 diagnosed as inflammation of the brain (this is what we call encephalitis). Again the family was bereaved, but even as they sorrowed there was to come hope and joy of the gospel.
The Mormon Missionaries came to the Hall home to teach them the true gospel of Jesus Christ. The Holy Ghost bore witness of the truthfulness of the restoration and they accepted and were baptized. Daniel was baptized 8 May 1851 by Elder James Willis and confirmed by Elder William Cook and confirmed by Elder John Tuddenham at the Finsbury Branch, London Conference. Daniel was 37 and Jane 31 years.
The family moved to 2 North Cottage, Islington (East). Jane’s sister, Esther Duett, had moved to Islington and she also resided at 2 North Cottage. The missionaries taught her the gospel and she was baptized 19 May 1852 by Elder Cook.
Anna Maria was twelve years old and with the death of her two younger sister, Sarah and Charlotte, she was more or less alone. Her brother was 4 and the baby 1 year. She was of a religious nature and began to attend meetings with her mother. She was so impressed with the meetings, especially to see the members taking part in praying and singing. She was touched by the Articles of Faith and asked for baptism. She was baptized 11 July 1852 by Elder John Tuddenham, he also confirmed her at the Goswell Branch Finsbury.
Jane was expecting once more, but the twins were born premature 15 minutes to 4 in the morning of October 26th 1852. Because of their immaturity they were in precarious condition. They were blessed and the boy was named Joshua Felex and the girl Rachel Elizabeth. As the days passed they continued to decline. Joshua Felex died 9 November 1852, he was just 2 weeks old. Rachel Elizabeth continued her struggle for life for 3 more days but gradual exhaustion overcame her and she passed away 12 November 1852. She was 17 days old.
Daniel was called to be a Priest in the Aaronic Priesthood. He was ordained 27 March 1853 by Elder Thomas McCaughie.
About 18 months after the death of the twins, Jane gave birth to her 8th child, a daughter, born 10 minutes after one at noon on 23 April 1854. She was blessed by William Dawson 21 May 1854 and given the name of Lydia Esther.
Jane’s sister, Esther Duett, had met John Gibbs who also lived at 2 North Cottages on New North Road. They were married 28 January 1855 at the St. Paul Church in Islington. Jane and Daniel attended her wedding. After her marriage Esther returned with her husband to Gt Horwood, Buckingham. John was a member of the Church of England and their children were christened at the Parish Church of Gt Horwood.
Jane’s health began to fail and by July 1855 she began to go into convulsions. For 5 weeks she was subject to the convulsions. Her condition worsened until she passed away 6 August 1855. Her sister-in-law Elizabeth Coleman was by her side as death relieved her from her pain and distress. We do not know what caused the pressure on her brain, whether it was high blood pressure, a growth, etc. She was only 38. She was survived by her husband and her children: Ann Maria 16, Ephraim Joseph 7, Eleanor Sarah 5 and Lydia Esther 16 months. After her funeral she was buried at Victoria Park Cemetery, Hackney, Middlesex, England.
Daniel, left alone with his small family, began to look for a wife and a mother for his children.
Ann Neal lived on New North Road, Islington. She was a Mormon, according to Daniel’s journal, she had been baptized by Elder George Hall in March 1851 and confirmed by Elder Elderidge, but according to Branch Records her baptism took place 17 April 1857. So once again the answer to the difference in dates is in the renewing of the Saints in Islington, of their baptismal covenant. Ann Maria also in her writings stated, “I was 16 years old when mother died and father married a Mormon (so she would have been baptized before 1855). Daniel lost no time in asking her to become his wife. They were married on Christmas 25 December 1855 at the Islington All Saint Church, after banns, by the Curate Russell Cape. Daniel’s brother George and his wife Mary Ann witnessed the marriage.
Ann Neal was born 24 May 1816 at Addington, Buckingham county. She was a daughter of John Neal and Sarah Kimball. She had a 10 year old son, Charles Scott, who was born 10 November 1845 at Addington, Buckingham Co. Daniel adopted him and raised him with his own family.
The family now moved to 8 North Cottage, Canonbury in Islington.
Daniel was called to be an Elder in the Church. He was ordained to that calling 1 April 1856 by Elder Thomas Goodman. He was now able to participate in the Priesthood ordinances.
Ann Neal was nearly 40 when she married and so passed the usual child bearing age, but not quite; 2 years later she gave birth to a baby daughter on 7 March 1857. They joyfully took this unexpected gift to be blessed and given the name of Rachel Ann. she was blessed 28 March 1857 by Elder Thomas Dawson.
There was harmony in the home while Daniel was present but things did not run so smooth when he was away. There seem to be some feelings between Ann and her step children.
Ann Maria left home and sought employment as a companion to a Lady. This Gentleman and Lady took a liking to her and treated her very well. She lived with them for 5 years until the family immigrated. The Lady of the house taught her to sew, tat and embroidery. She also taught her to cook and to keep house. Ann Maria was an apt pupil and got along well. The only difficulty in their relationship was their bitterness to the Mormon Church.
When Ephraim Joseph was about 10 years old, he expressed his desire to join the Church. He was baptized 18 June 1858 by Elder James Keep and confirmed by Elder Lutton Isacke at the Halloway Branch. The following year, Eleanor Sarah and Charles Scott were baptized by Elder James Keep on 23 September 1859. Then Eleanor was confirmed by Elder Lutton Isacke and Charles Scott by Elder Robert Haslam in the Halloway Branch. On 30 April 1862, Daniel had the privilege of baptizing his daughter, Lydia Esther. She was confirmed at the Halloway Branch by Elder Lutton Isacke.
In his journal, he records a vision he had on the night March 2nd (the year at the top of the page is dated 1862) which would be just before he came to America. He records it as follows:
“I beheld in a vision my Father and I was much surprised to see him on his knees and returning Thanks to God that he had one of his family in the Kingdom, as I had never seen him on his knees to pray while living, but he did in the vision and sang a song of thanksgiving and praises to God that I was in the Kingdom.”
How grateful his father must have been when he and his family were baptized vicariously in the temple and received their endowments and were sealed for all eternity. The hearts of the children have truly turned to the fathers. The Hall children are sealed back to 1600.
As with most faithful Mormon converts, the spirit of gathering entered into the hearts of Daniel and Ann. The family began preparations to immigrate to Zion in America.
When Ann Maria informed the Gentleman and Lady she worked for, of her decision to go to America with her family, they were upset and did not want her to leave. They promised if she would stay with them, they would leave her their property when they died. But the spirit of gathering had entered her heart. So she left them and a sweetheart, who was not a member of the Church, behind and joined her family in coming to Utah.
They booked passage on the ship “William Tappscott” and traveled to Liverpool. They boarded ship Wednesday the 14 May 1862. The ship set sail with 808 Saints aboard under the direction of William Gibson, John Clark and Francis Lyman. The family consisted of the following:
Daniel Hall age 48 brick layer or stone mason
Ann Hall age 46
Ann Maria age 21
Ephraim age 13
Eleanor age 11
Lydia age 7
Rachel age 4
Charles Scott age 17
The ship was to dock at New York as so many converts had lost their lives from the plague of cholera after arriving at New Orleans. When the ship neared the New York harbor it was met with fierce winds and severe lightning and thunder, but because of the faith and prayers of the saints it docked safely at Castle Garden, New York. From New York they traveled by train to the western terminal and then moved out to the camp grounds at Florence, Nebraska. There they began the preparations to cross the plains. They bought material for a tent and Ann Maria sewed it up. She was such a good seamstress that the L.D.S. workhouse wanted her to stay and sew tents. This she did for a month while her father was purchasing supplies and wagon to take them to Utah.
They joined the Horton D. Height Church wagon train with 650 immigrants. The young and healthy were required to walk so Ann Maria walked nearly all the way. Ephraim, though he was only 14, drove an ox team and wagon. Thirty people died before the wagon train reached the valley. Ephraim was one of them. As they neared the valley, Ephraim became ill with mountain fever.
On Monday night the 13 October 1862 the wagon train had reached Cash Cave. Cash Cave is located in Echo Canyon about 75 miles from Salt Lake. It is a small limestone cave in the hill. It received its name because sometimes the immigrants would have to cash away some things until they could be brought into Salt Lake. Food was sometimes left for those handcart companies that had run low on rations and were suffering from hunger.
That night at Cash Cave, Ephraim passed away 13 October 1862. He was 14 years, 2 months and 8 days old according to Daniel’s journal. With heavy hearts, they buried him there at the camp grounds so near to their journeys end.
Sunday 19 October 1862, the wagon train arrived in Salt Lake. Daniel and his family settled in Farmington. The people were kind to them and found a small home for them to move into. With his family settled, he began to look for work to keep his family in this new strange land. He soon found enough work to keep him busy. He build homes and between homes, he would plaster or even hire out as a farm labourer.
Ann Maria was approached by the Bishop and was asked if she would go and care for the children of Eli Whitear as he had lost his wife and had 3 small boys and a month old baby. He promised the Lord would bless her if she would do so. She accepted the responsibility and went to care for the children but after working 2 weeks she found that there was gossip and talk about her being in the home with him and just small children present. She told Eli she couldn’t work for him any longer because of the gossip. He was upset and went to the Bishop for help. He advised Eli to marry her, but he at first protested that his wife had only been dead 2 weeks; that they had only known each other those 2 weeks; that he didn’t believe that she would ever consent. He did not know that one day as she walked past the blacksmith shop where he worked, that she had glanced in and saw him and his brown wavy hair and build had reminded her of her sweetheart she left in England so she had felt an attraction to him.
The more Eli thought about it, the more he decided that it would be the answer to his problem. He had been attracted to her and she had made his home comfortable and pleasant once more. So he got enough courage to ask her to marry him and was relieved and happy when she consented. They were married immediately on 29 January 1863 by Elder James Leathead with William Glaver as witness.
Eleanor Sarah (called Ellen) had gone to live with the John Adam’s family. She lived with them for 7 years. They treated her as their own and she stayed there until she went to live with Ann Maria.
By 1865, Daniel was doing so well that he was able to buy a home and some property from Levi Thornton for $200.00. He paid $100.00 in cash and paid the remainder by giving 7 1/2 days work, some grain and a calf.
On 24 March 1865 Daniel and Ann went with Eli Whitear and Ann Maria to the Endowment House. Daniel, Ann and Ann Maria received their endowments (Eli having received his earlier). Daniel was sealed to his first wife Jane Duett and also to Ann Neal. Ann Maria and Eli were sealed also for time and eternity.
On January 12th 1864, Daniel had become a grandfather as Eli and Annie (as she was sometimes called) presented him with a granddaughter. They named her Emma Jane. Soon after they moved to Morgan county so he was not able to see and enjoy the grandchildren only on special occasions.
Rachel Ann was now old enough to be baptized. She received that ordinance on 21st May 1865 by Levi Thornton. She was confirmed at the Farmington Ward by Elder James Leathead.
Daniel kept a journal where he listed his tithes and offerings — also their donations to the United Order, Temples, the immigration fund and other worthwhile projects, as helping to buy telegraph wife to bring the telegram to the valley. His tithing records showed he paid his tithing in kind after entering the valley. He was able to grow nearly everything they needed. He grew his own vegetables, squash, onions and potatoes, etc. He had a small orchard of fruit trees. He had a cow that furnished his milk and butter; chickens to furnish eggs for their use and extra eggs were used in trade. They grew their own grain and had the wheat ground into flour. So we can see they were nearly self sufficient. Yet how different his life must have been from life in England. To leave the beautiful green rolling hills with thatched cottages and hustle bustle of city life of London, to come to the wilderness and desolation of the west. Yet with faith and hard work he had seen the wilderness pushed back and beautiful farms and orchards rise up out of the deseret wasteland. Here he enjoyed the blessings of the gospel, the blessings of eternal sealings to his loved ones, yes, there were great blessings that came from his sacrifice. Here his family could marry and raise their families in the true church and he could rejoice in his posterity.
Eli and Annie were parents of 10 children. After they moved to Littleton in Morgan county he was not able to visit them so often and missed those frequent visits. Eli had bought a farm and also had a small store. He was talented in music and when he found there was no band nor choir in Morgan county, he set about to organize both of them. He would ride his horse faithfully each week to Morgan to practice and conduct the music. The band and choir entertained at parties and celebrations or outings. So he and Annie became the center of activities. Parties were given to honor them.
Music also played a vital part of their family life. Each child was taught music as soon as they were old enough to understand it, they were all taught to play some musical instrument or the organ. The family enjoyed many home evenings gathered around the organ harmonizing and singing their favorite songs and hymns. They also had their own family band and played evenings for their own pleasure. They were a close and loving family.
Eli was called as Bishop of the Milton (Littleton) Ward 1 July 1877 by President Lorenzo Snow and Franklin D. Richards. Annie was called as the Relief Society President and so they worked together to bring comfort and help to those in need.
Annie was an attractive woman. She was much loved and admired by those she associated with. Her home was neat and clean, everything had a place and she put everything in its place. She had a very pleasant disposition and great sympathy for others. She was a good cook and especially known for her rolly polly puddings and raisin cake. She shared these and gave also of herself to help the sick and those in need of comfort.
After living seven years with the Adams family Eleanor Sarah (Ellen) came to live with Annie and Eli at Milton. After 2 or 3 years the church authorities suggested he should take Ellen as his 2nd wife in polygamy. When Eli told Annie she felt so unhappy and hurt but didn’t dare express her feelings as she desired to sustain him and do what was right. The thoughts of sharing Eli with her attractive younger sister seemed more than she could bare.
Ellen accepted though Eli was 23 years her senior. (She was 22 while he was 45.) He was a very attractive man with good build and his pleasant personality made him popular with everyone. They were married 10 March 1873 at the Endowment House in Salt Lake City.
When Eli brought Ellen back from Salt Lake he seemed to sense Annie’s hurt and said again to her, “Now Ann, Ellen is as much my wife as you are, how do you feel about it?” but she couldn’t tell him how bad she felt and admonished herself to have better control of her feelings. When she went to her room alone that night she was so unhappy she felt she couldn’t sleep a wink. In her anguish she fell down on her knees by the side of her bed and pleaded, “Oh Lord, if polygamy is true give me a good nights sleep tonight!” She arose and got in bed and didn’t know anything until morning when Eli came to wake her up to come and eat breakfast with them. She opened her eyes and saw the sun shining on her face and felt so good and refreshed she knew she had received an answer to her prayers. This brought a change in her attitude and she tried the best of her ability to live in harmony and love.
Eli bought Ellen a home in Littleton. They were the parents of 6 children. Again music played an important part of their family life, and many pleasant evenings were spent with music filling the home and Ellen sitting content listening and crocheting or joining in with her family.
As the years passed, the difference in their ages grew more apparent. Eli began to depend more upon Annie as he lost his health. When they moved to Ogden, Ellen would not go with them but preferred to remain in her home at Littleton.
Eli was not content in Ogden and moved back to Peterson, Morgan county where he bought a farm, but as the boys left to get married he could not farm the acres alone so decided to sell it. His twin boys Arthur and Albert bought the farm and he and Annie moved to Morgan.
Eli had chosen to live with Annie when the manifesto was issued; this was satisfactory with Ellen. She was content with her family and home and short visits from Eli. She was a very particular housekeeper and did not like to have things out of place. She would clean her house and get all her work done and then put on a clean white apron and sit and read or crochet or embroidery. In the summer she liked to sit on her porch in the cool evenings. She was always neat and clean in her appearance.
Lydia Esther had grown to a pretty young girl. She was small and dainty. There was a note in Daniel’s journal dated 27 November 1871 Lydia went to live at (unreadable). She would be 17 at that time. Three years later she met James Pulley and married him in polygamy.
James lived at American Fork; he had bought up acres of land on the bench as well as some bottom land. His first wife Alice was ill with canter. They were the parents of 5 children.
James made a trip to Farmington; he was told that Daniel Hall had come from England and that he had some pretty daughters. He later met Lydia and was impressed with her beauty. After he returned home he couldn’t forget her. It was love at first sight. He decided to return to Farmington to ask her to become his wife in polygamy. His proposal of marriage was accepted and they were married at the Endowment House 11 May 1874. He then returned to American Fork with his young bride. He was 31 years her senior as he was 51 years old and Lydia was 20.
Alice, the first wife, and 5 children, lived in an adobe house and Lydia moved into a two story log house on the same lot. When Alice became bedridden, Lydia helped her and nursed her until her death. She then took the 5 children into her own home. She was the mother of 13 of her own. She seemed such a small frail woman but was often seen in the fields helping her husband. She had the sorrow of losing 4 of her children, but her faith and courage carried her through the trials.
A large red brick home was built on the lot to accommodate the large family. It was a show place of the town. It had beautiful carved wood trim that was painted white and an ornate porch to match.
Lydia worked in the Relief Society and gave compassionate service to those in need. Religion was important in their home. The morning was always started with family prayer, but James was known for his long prayers. Often times the children would become restless and afraid they would be late for school or other activities as they waited for the prayer to end. He was concerned with their activities and often would take them to Primary, etc.
He was a strict parent and demanded respect. Once a young daughter called him “Dad” and he was quick to remind her that girls should call their parents “Mother and Father.”
James Pulley passed away 14 December 1906 age 83 and was buried at American Fork cemetery 15 December 1906. Lydia lived another 29 years a widow.
Charles Scott married the 19th April 1869 to Elizabeth Thornton at Farmington. Later on 19 April 1875 they were sealed in the Endowment House. He and Elizabeth were parents of 10 children. They moved from Farmington 1874/5 to Portage, Box Elder county. He married 2nd Mary Josephine Hall. They were parents of one child, Charles Scott Hall.
There remained only Rachel Ann at home. We have no record of Ann’s death. We know that she was alive in January 1873. An entry in Daniel’s journal shows she paid a donation to the Relief Society for the Temple. That was the 1st entry we have of Ann. Daniel married again 1876.
On 6 March 1876 Daniel married Charlotte Trappet. Daniel wrote, “6 March 1876 Daniel Hall married to Charlotte Trappet for time as long as this life shall last.”
The following year 1877, he bought another strip of land on the corner of the lower field of Moroni (unreadable). On March 1st 1877 he paid $1.55; on 19th March 1878 he paid 50 cents; on March 1st 1879 he paid 50 cents; on 15 April 1880 he paid 50 cents then decided to pay balance of $3.50 which made a total of $6.55 he paid for the land. He had now turned 67 years old, but paid faithfully his tithing each year. His record for 1883 reads – 4 May – 5 doz eggs. October 16th – 2 doz eggs, corn 20 lbs, potatoes 100 lbs, cabbage 35 lbs, beets 26 lbs. November 20th butter 4 lbs. December 27 – 2 chickens. He totaled the amount in money to read 600.65 cents probably meaning six dollars and 65 cents. He was a faithful tithe payer until the end.
By 1880 Rachel Ann had met a young man from Scotland. He had been baptized a year before she was born. They were married in the Endowment House 5 February 1880. They were the parents of 9 children. Five died in infancy. The first child was born in Salt Lake but it died 2 days later. Then James and Rachel moved to Preston, Idaho. She was known to have a sweet disposition and was well thought of and respected. Rachel’s husband was James Osborne Paton.
So Daniel did not have any of his children close around him — at least in the horse and buggy days it would take several days to make a visit and get back home.
On April 1884 Daniel Hall passed away at Farmington; he was 71 years old. He was survived by his wife and four daughters, one stepson, thirty-one grandchildren and 8 step grandchildren.
He set the example for his children and grandchildren and for us, who proudly call him our grand parent though it be great, 2nd or 3rd.
Charles Scott Hall died 5 August 1895 in the Texas Mission; his body was shipped to Portage, Utah for its final resting place. He was only 50 years of age.
Rachel died at Preston, Idaho 6 August 1904; she was survived by her husband and 4 children. Her last 4 children having proceeded her. She was buried at Preston.
Annie and Ellen were widowed at the death of Eli Whitear 3 January 1908. Both went to live with their daughters in Ogden.
Annie was bothered by an ulcerated leg. She had suffered a blood clot in her leg when the twins were born and it ulcerated and left a running sore that wouldn’t heal. She also had a hernia which would come down and cause her pain and distress. One day it came down and she couldn’t get it back and it strangulated. She was in severe pain until she passed away 3 March 1916 in Ogden at the home of her daughter Carrie. She was buried by her husband, Eli, in the Milton cemetery.
Ellen had also moved to Ogden living with her daughters, but she was not content. Lydia was widowed so she decided to live with her. So she moved to American Fork and stayed with Lydia until her death 20 June 1920. She began to bleed from her stomach but without the medical help and hospitals we have today, she became so weak and passed away. She was buried on the other side of Eli in the Milton cemetery.
Lydia’s big and compassionate heart finally weakened and she passed away at American Fork 6 January 1935. She was buried at the American Fork cemetery 10 January 1935.
The Following Families are the Posterity of Daniel Hall (1813-1884)
|Eli Whitear and Annie Maria were the parents of 10 children.|
|(1)||Emma Jane born 12 January 1864 at Farmington, married Alma Anderson 22 January 1886. She died of uremie poisoning 20 September 1910.|
|(2)||Eliza born 26 September 1865 at Milton married Thomas B. Wheelwright 11 February 1891. They lived in Ogden where she died 23 October 1950.|
|(3)||Annie born 24 March 1867 at Milton married Isaac Johnson 29 December 1886. She died in Ogden 27 December 1939.|
|(4)||Lloyd Hall born 6 February 1869 at Milton died 24 January 1886 age 17.|
|(5)||Horace born 21 September 1871 at Milton married Jane Fowler 22 November 1889. He died in Ogden 2 June 1952|
|(6)||Caroline born 22 May 1873 at Milton married 1st 27 August 1891 Clegg Myers, 2nd David Anderson 30 October 1937.|
|(7)||Albert (twin) born 27 September 1876 at Milton married 21 June 1905 Clara Catherine Gibby and died at Peterson 15 April 1937.|
|(8)||Arthur (twin) born 27 September 1876 at Milton married Rebecca Jones 10 June 1908 and died 27 January 1957.|
|(9)||Lillian Talula born 17 July 1879 at Milton married Harry Greenwood 22 June 1906 and died in Idaho 4 July 1915.|
|(10)||Ella May born 17 September 1883 married 1st Charles Wonder 3 February 1904, 2nd Frank Ballard 2 June 1917, and died 23 June 1977, buried at Ogden.|
|Eli Whitear and Eleanor Sarah were parents of 6 children.|
|(1)||Ephraim Ernest born 30 December 1874 at Milton married Rebecca Thurston 19 December 1900 and died 15 April 1936.|
|(2)||Rosetta born 13 August 1876 Milton married William Drabble and died 16 August 1922.|
|(3)||Maria Jane born 23 October 1878 at Milton died 17 May 1879.|
|(4)||Eva Norah born 12 August 1881 at Milton married Alma Gibby 10 December 1903 and died in Ogden 7 May 1963.|
|(5)||Eleanor Sarah born 11 August 1883 at Milton died 23 April 1965. She married Frank Stoddard.|
|(6)||Mattie Reba born 5 March 1886 at Milton married Howard M. Randall 8 June 1904 and died 13 January 1908.|
|Lydia Esther and James Pulley were parents of 13 children.|
|(1)||Edward Parley born 21 January 1875 American Fork married Zina Rogers 7 September 1889 and died 30 September 1935.|
|(2)||Shadrack Daniel born 15 January 1877 at American Fork married 1st Nettie May Alquist June 1906, 2nd Winifred Wignall 2 April 1934, and died 26 April 1960.|
|(3)||Royal LeRoy born 31 december 1878 at American Fork and died 13 February 1879.|
|(4)||Sanora born 7 April 1880 at American Fork and died 22 October 1884.|
|(5)||Newton born 19 February 1882 at American Fork and died 23 March 1882.|
|(6)||Chester Charles born 8 February 1883 at American Fork married Minnie Martin 13 January 1909 and died 16 December 1940.|
|(7)||Chanocy born 13 October 1884 at American Fork and died 21 October 1884.|
|(8)||Noah Malanda born 4 October 1885 at American Fork married Rebecca Goates 24 June 1909 and died 30 September 1971|
|(9)||Esther Millie born 18 October 1887 at American Fork married Hans Neilson 9 November 1906 and died 17 August 1929.|
|(10)||Elsie Duett born 7 December 1889 at American Fork married Louis Neilson 27 August 1906 and died 26 March 1912.|
|(11)||Ether Orco born 17 October 1891 married Myrl Bateman 27 September 1916.|
|(12)||Lavirl Vincent born 12 December 1893 at American Fork married Mildred Gray Varney and died 18 September 1924.|
|(13)||Lydia Marie born 28 June 1899 at American Fork married 1st Rulon Garn 2 June 1921 (div) married 2nd Ben Casey 13 September 1926.|
|Rachel Ann and James Osborn Paton married 5 February 1880 were parents of 9 children.|
|(1)||Drucilla Rachel born 17 November 1880 Salt Lake City and died 19 November 1880.|
|(2)||Thressa Mae born 19 March 1881 at Preston, Idaho, married Aaron Emil Nelson 19 February 1901 and died 19 February 1920.|
|(3)||Jacob Alonzo born 4 May 1884 at Preston married Estella Geddes and died 6 December 1957.|
|(4)||Chester Hall born 23 March 1886 at Preston married Louisa Jacobson and died 6 December 1957.|
|(5)||Effie Mono born 19 August 1888 at Preston married Wilford Royce Seamons 26 June 1907 and died 17 November 1928.|
|(6)||James Daniel born 10 March 1891 at Preston and died 10 March 1891.|
|(7)||Nora Bell born 7 December 1892 Preston and died 25 July 1893.|
|(8)||a Son born 11 June 1896, died 11 June 1896.|
|(9)||Millie Eudora born 4 August 1897 at Preston, died 9 September 1897.|
|Charles Scott Hall and Eliza Ann Thorton were parents of 10 children.|
|(1)||Elzada Lillian born 3 September 1870 at Farmington, Utah married Henry Ekins.|
|(2)||Charles William born 22 august 1872 at Farmington married Harriet Johns.|
|(3)||George Ephraim born 25 April 1874 at Farmington died 4 November 1933.|
|(4)||Eliza Ann born 18 December 1875 at Portage, Box Elder County Utah married George Ekins.|
|(5)||Levi Daniel born 5 October 1877 at Portage married Ellen Gwen Davis 4 April 1869 died 29 November 1919.|
|(6)||Walter Scott born 9 May 1879 at Portage married Flora Martin.|
|(7)||Inez Irene born 27 February 1881 at Portage died as a child.|
|(8)||Amy May born 13 March 1883 at Portage married Hoskin.|
|(9)||Theadore Albert born 20 September 1887 at Portage married Ethel Halford.|
|(10)||Iram Ilene stillborn 29 May 1885.|
|Charles Scott Hall and 2nd wife Mary Josephine Hall.|
|(1)||Charles Scott Hall Jr. born 14 January 1892 at Portage married Elizabeth Ozella McCrary 2 September 1913.|