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Elias Hall
Elk Twp.

Elias Hall , one of the prominent farmers of this county, was born in the town of Warsaw, Wyoming County, N.Y., July 18, 1820. He went to Wisconsin in 1845, and remained there until 1850, when he returned to his native State, stayed three years, then returned to Wisconsin. In 1855 he came to Clayton County and bought 100 acres on section 2, Elk Township, to which he has since added until he now owns 240 acres of good land under excellent cultivation. He was married in his native State, on Feb. 28, 1843 to Louisa Andrews, by whom he has had three children-- Alfred, born May 22, 1844, and died at Rolla, Mo, while serving in the Federal army, a member of Company B., Twenty- first Regiment Iowa Volunteers; Ernest, born in Waukesha County, Wis., resides in Woodberry County, Ia., and Louisa, born Nov. 24, 1850, and died in 1853. Mrs. Louisa Hall died, and he was married the second time to Chloe Cogswell. on Mch. 29, 1853. She died Apr. 4, 1855, and on Feb. 18, 1857 he married Roxana Thayer. This union has been blessed with three children, viz.: Emma, born Oct. 3, 1858, is now Mrs. William Miller; Annette, born May 5, 1861, and Dyer, June 29, 1867. Mr. Hall has served as Township Assessor, Trustee, School Director, Treasurer, County Supervisor and is the present School Treasurer. He is a Republican.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 760-761
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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