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Born:July 30 1738 In:
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internet connections - Rober Eggenberger


Source: Robert E. Lee Eggenberger Jr. on WorldConnect Project


Name of File: Us and Our Related Families (A Work in Progress)

Sources for REV. NATHAN HALL. Baptist Preacher who helped start with son Randolph Hall

Charity Baptist Church

Source: History of Patrick County by the Historical Society




Charity, the oldest church in Patrick County, was organized in 1778 when

Patrick was still a part of Henry County. According to church records dating from

1798, the church has been located at the same site since its organization but has

used three meeting houses and three different names. The church was first

known as Smith's River or Smith's Run, with the founder being either Nathan

Hall or his son Randolph Hall. Church minutes for the period 1802-1804 record

that the church "met at New Hope" so this name may have been used for a time.

According to different sources, the name was changed to Charity either in 1806 or


For a number of years the church was a member of the Strawberry Association

but became a member of the New River Association in 1815, and in 1845 a mem-

ber of the newly formed Smith River District. In March of 1987, Charity became

an independent church.

Little is known of the first church building although it was probably of log con-

struction. A second building, authorized by conference in 1822, was a log structure

with a balcony and was heated by a large fireplace. This building stood in front of

the present church which was voted upon on August 10, 1907 and completed in

1910. Committee members appointed to arrange this construction were I. C.

DeHart, J. H. DeHart, William P. Thompson, J. W. Turner, and Sparrel Wood.

Renovations and additions were authorized in 1985.

" Pastors since 1778 have included Randolph Hall, Joseph Pedigo, Jesse Jones,

Stephen Hubbard, William Lee, George W. Conner, Daniel Conner, G. L. Tuggle,

Wiley A. Via, William R. Radford, P. G. Lester, E. P. Barnard, James D. Cockram,

I, J, G, L. Hash, Elijah Nester, E. R. Bryant, D. P. Jefferson, Robert A. May, and

Randall Saunders.

- from articles by Virginia Ware, Elder Randall Saunders

and The Enterprise

internet connections - Larry D. Laird


Source: Larry D. Laird WorldConnect Project Email:

Name of file: Our Ancestors

Name: Rev. Nathan Hall, only child of John and Sarah Hall, was born in Gloucester

County, Virginia, July 30, 1738, and died in Patrick County just after it

had been formed from Henry County, Virginia, in 1815. Rev. Nathan Hall left

a will dated February 19, 1815, and proved in Patrick County, Virginia, at

the March term of court, 1815, of which the following is an abstract:

February 19th Day 1816. In the name of God Amen.

I, Nathan Hall, senr., of Patrick County....being sick & weak of body but of perfect mind & memory thanks

be to God for the same noing it is appointed once for all men to die do make

this my last will & testament. In the first place I commit my soul in the

hands of Almighty God that gave it & my body to the Earth to be buried in a

Christian like manner at the discretion of my Executors & as for what worldly

estate it has pleased God to bless me in this life with I dispose of in this

manner. .do make this my last will and testament.

Item. It is my desire that John Hall should have part of my land

I live on....Item. It is my desire that the balance of my land should be

sold and the money equally divided among all my sons and daughters.

Item. It is my desire that all my negroes, Daniel, Charles, Ezebel, Mal,

Eady, Jim, Price, Sindy, Lucy and Ruth be sold for the best price that can

be got and equally divided amongst all my sons and daughters, that is to

say, Jno, Randal, Thomas, Jonathan, Molly, Sally, Nancy, Jeremiah and

Frankey...It is my desire that Jno. Hall and Thomas R. Hall should be my

executors of this, my last will. It is also my desire that if any of my

children should be dead before the assignment of this will their heirs

should have 50 cents apiece.


Nathan X Hall


Signed in the presents of: Russel Hall, Delia Hall, Ann Hall

Rev. Nathan Hall could write, and had signed his name to all deeds and other

documents, so it is evident that he was too ill to sign his will. The

inventory of his estate amounted to $2,233.34.

He was an Episcopal minister or "reader" and lived in various counties

according to records. He was married in 1755, and three children were born

in Gloucester County, as appears from church records. September 25, 1763, he

bought 250 acres of land on Avints Creek, Brunswick County, and January 26,

1767, conveyed to his mother, Sarah Hall, all the slaves, stock and crops on

the Avints Creek property. April 27, 1767, he sold two acres of land to

Silas Stockes. Two more children, Randolph and Jonathan, were born here.

While living in Pittsylvania County in 1773 and 1774, he gave a deed for

successive debts on loans of money, July 5, 1774, Lord John Dunmore, then

Governor of Virginia, confirmed a patent of land to Nathan Hall for a tract

of 277 acres of land on Marrowbone Creek, Pittsylvania County

, and October

3, 1774, Nathan Hall was "clerk of Horsepasture Chappell," and received "250

lbs. of Tobacco for three months service as reader."

Henry County, Virginia, was formed from Pittsylvania County in 1776, and in

that year Nathan, John Randolph, Thomas, and Merry Hall took the oath of

allegiance in Henry County. It appears that in 1781 Nathan Hall and his son

Randolph Hall joined the local military forces that marched to the aid of

Washington, and were present at the surrender of Cornwallis. October 25,

1779, Nathan Hall of Pittsylvania County, sold his acreage on Avints Creek to

Sylvanus Shelton. In 1782 Nathan Hall was paid "250 lbs for 235 lbs. of beef

to the commissary of provisions." In the meantime, in August, 1777, Nathan

Hall bought 400 acres of land on Irwins River, Henry County, and an

additional tract of 234 acres adjoining, in May, 1784. Governor Benjamin

Harrison of Virginia, January 23, 1784, confirmed the patent of a survey

dated May 8, 1780, for 460 acres of land on Smith River, Henry County, to

Nathan Hall, who bought two adjoining tracts on Smith River from James

Poteet, in 1784 and 1786, respectively.

His mother, Sarah Hall, in her will, named only the first four children of

Rev. Nathan Hall, and this leads to the conclusion that the first wife of

Rev. Nathan Hall died shortly after Jonathan Hall was born. After Sarah Hall

died in 1790, it is evident that Rev. Nathan Hall married a second time and

left at his death five more children, all minors, judging from their "pet

names" used in his will, and with no reference to any marriage.

Rev. Nathan Hall married (first), in 1755, Ann, whose surname has not been.

He probably married (second), after 1790, a lady, name not known, who

apparently was the mother of the younger children named in his will. She did

not survive her husband.

Hall, Bird and Allied Families, A Genealogical Study With Biographical

Notes, compiled and privately printed by Josephine Bird Hall, The American

Historical Company, Inc., New York, 1943.[Potts.FBC.GED]


The 1782 Henry County, Virginia Personal Property Tax List

Name Tithes Negroes Horses Cattle

Hall, Nathan 1 8 5 28

Hall, Randolph 1 - 1 -

Hall, John 1 - 2 2

Hall, John 1 - 2 6

Hall, Lamford 1 - 2 4

Hall, William 1 - 1 5

Hall, Isham 1 - 3 6

Hall, John 1 - 1 2

Rev. Nathan Hall (b. ca. July 30,1738, Abingdon Parish, Gloucester County, Va.; d. Feb., 1815, Patrick County, Va.) and Ann (Rowe) Hall (ca. 1739-ca. 1763). Rev. Nathan Hall was a "reader" or "clerk" (a type of lay minister) in the Established Church (Church of England) of colonial Virginia; he also taught school, and is said to have been with his son Randolph with the American forces at Yorktown in October, 1781, when Cornwallis surrendered to Washington. In late 1781 or early 1782, abandoning the Established Church, as many cithers did at the time, he became a Baptist minister in Henry County, Virginia, where the records indicate that he officiated at the marriages of many Revolutionary veterans in 1782 and afterwards. He was also licensed to preach in the Pigg River and Blackwater Baptist Churches, Franklin County, Va.
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