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Captain Adno Hall
Boardman Twp.

Captain Adno Hall was born in Troy, N.Y., March 20, 1817, son of William P. and Sarah (Dyer) Hall. His father was a native of Massachusetts, his mother of New York. His grandfather was a soldier in the Revolutionary War; his father in the war of 1812. When sixteen years old, he was employed on a sailing vessel on the Hudson River between Troy and New York City. He afterward engaged as pilot on a steamer and followed the river for many years. In the fall of 1857 was employed on the Boston Water-works, running a stationary engine. From there he went to Maine, where he had charge of the docks loading granite for the dry docks of Brooklyn, where he remained two years. Previous to going to Maine he married Julia Dexter, of Boston, who died in 1855. He again married Sarah Smith (a widow of John Lathrop), by whom she had one child-- Minerva, now the wife of Wm. J. Simmons, of Philadelphia. In the spring of 1866 Captain Hall came to Clayton County, where he has remained since. He has traveled quite extensively and has seen much of the rough side of life. In 1873 he took charge of Clayton County poor-house, where he remained seven years, after which he retired to private life, living on the savings of former years.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 657-658
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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