Hall family

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The Hall family was a Montreal and Quebec City-based family of merchants, tradespeople, and farmers. William Hall (1738-1795) was born in England and migrated to Andover, Massachusetts with his mother, Sarah Barker (unknown-approximately 1803) around 1755, upon the request of his uncle, Joseph Gibson. On 16 May 1761, William Hall married Christina Barbara Juncken (1739-1817), the daughter of Christina Dorothea Juncken and Johann Juncken, German immigrants who had arrived in Philadelphia in 1753. After marrying, they moved to Andover and had 7 sons together: Joseph Hall (??-1834), David Hall (1764-1796), William Hall (1768-1854), John Hall (1771-1822), Henry Hall (1772-1804), Jacob Hall (1777-approx. 1819), and Benjamin Hall (1779-1863).

William Hall (1767-1854) and his brother Henry moved to Quebec City in approximately 1791 to open a hat making shop with their uncle, Henry Juncken (died approx. 1802). Soon after, the other members of the family began moving to Montreal - Benjamin arriving in approximately 1793, Joseph and Jacob in 1797, John by 1799, and Christina Barbara in 1804. The brothers worked, at various times, as farmers, tanners, hat makers, bakers, and merchants. Benjamin and John married sisters, Charlotte and Harriet Morrison (1784-1871), the daughters of wealthy Montreal businessman James Morrison and Suzanne Lepallieur.

Family members of the next generation represented in the Hall family fonds include Amelia Hall (daughter of Joseph Hall), Charlotte (1810-1886) and Harriet Ann Hall (1813-1895, daughters of John Hall), and Archibald Hall (1812-1868, son of Jacob Hall). Edward Vennor (1807-1874), who married Harriet Ann Hall in 1834, is also represented in the fonds, as is their daughter, Charlotte Ann Vennor Linsday (1839-1912).


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