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J.B. Hall is a native of New York, born in Chantauqua(sic) county, in 1830. He is a son of David and Ann Hall, natives of New Jersey and early settlers of his native county. David Hall purchased of the Holland company timber land in that county, improved a farm and resided there until his decease. J.B. Hall grew to manhood in his native county, where he was brought up on a farm. he obtained his education in the public schools. In 1854 he came to Iowa, locating in Johnson county, where he rented land for a time. In 1860 he bought land in Penn township, built a house and lived there three years, then traded for a larger farm in Madison township, where he remained until 1870. He then sold and bought three hundred and twenty acres of unimproved land in section 7, of Noble township, Cass county. He remained a resident of Johnson county until 1872, then removed to his farm in this county, which is now nearly all improved and fenced. He was married in 1857 to Eliza Alt, a native of Clark county, Ohio. Four children have been born to them -- Reuben, Clement, OIlie and Alice. Mr. Hall has held offices of trust in the township and is at present a member of the board of trustees.

Transcribed by Gloria Goltiani from "History of Cass County, Iowa. Together With Sketches of its Towns, Villages and Townships, Educational, Civil, Military and Political History: Portraits of Prominent Persons, and Biographies of Old Settlers and Representative Citizens." Springfield, Ill.: Continental Historical Company, 1884, pp. 658.

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