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Biography: Dixon Hall born 1755 – Revolutionary War soldier

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DIXON HALL

REVOLUTIONARY WAR SOLDIER

(b. 1755 VA. d. 1820 AL)

Autauga County, Alabama

Dixon Hall was a Revolutionary War soldier and the elder brother in a family that included one older sister and four younger brothers. He was born 1755, the son of Hugh and Mary Dixon Hall of Petersburg, Virginia. His grandparents were John Hall and Anne Bolling.

Dixon Hall had four wives: Anne Hunt, Milly Dejarrette, Milly Hutchinson, and Priscilla Baugh.

He married Anne {Anna} Hunt 5 Jan 1775 In Brunswick Co., Virginia. They had seven children and all were in Virginia and all but Hugh Hall married in Hancock Georgia.

  1.  Hugh Hall married Amy Tyus in Greensville County, Virginia.
  2. Elizabeth “Betsy” Hall married Littleton Reese and
  3. Mary Dixon “Polly” Hall married Francis Lewis.
  4. Frances Hall who married Edmund Harris
  5. Dixon Hall, Jr. (b. 1782 -d. 1839) married Amy Goodwin Mitchell in 1804.
  6. Thomas Hunt Hall married Sarah Saunders(Sanders)
  7. William Hall married Sarah Jane “Sally” Sasnett.

Dixon Hall married 2nd Mrs. Millasant “Milly” Dejarnette Gregg on APRIL 7, 1814 in Putnam County, Georgia. They had no children.

He married a third time to Milly Hutchinson about 1816 and they had a daughter,  Millasant “Milly” Dejarnette Hall who married Rev. Dr. James Edward Scott.

The final marriage was to Priscilla Baugh, November 5, 1818, in Greene County, Georgia. They had a son Wesley Dixon, who married Caroline Olivia Smith.

Descendants have joined both the Daughters of the American Revolution and Sons of the American Revolution.

Dixon Hall, Jr. in came to Alabama in November 1818 to join his brother, Bolling Hall and settled on 800 acres where he was buried in March 1820. He was a representative from Autauga County, Alabama in the 1830-31 General Assembly of Alabama.

All of his children except for Hugh followed him to this area and became prominent citizens. One grandson, Dixon Hall Lewis, served as a U. S. Senator from Alabama 1844-48.

 

SOURCES

  1. Hall, Dixon, In memory of Dixon Hall, Born Dinwiddie Co., Va., 1755 Died Montgomery, Ala., 1820 Son of Hugh & Mary Dixon Hall of Petersburg, Va. A soldier of the Revolution who fought with his brother Bolling Hall in the Va. Line. An affectionate Husband A kind and indulgent Father. This grave is on the Flying Field, Gunter Field, Montgomery, Ala. —Information from Miss Elizabeth Pickett, Montgomery, Ala. See also General D.A.R. Report, 1930. HALL, MARY B., of Millbrook. Real daughter.—D.A.R. Report, 1908-09, p. 33.
  2. Alabama, her history, resources, war record, and public men By Willis1873
  3. Larry P. Cornwell, [email protected]
  4. Find A Grave Memorial# 7979832 # 25300773 # 66895709

This biography can be found in Biographies of Notable and Not-so-Notable Alabama Pioneers Volume VI 

 

BIOGRAPHIES OF NOTABLE AND NOT-SO-NOTABLE: Volume VI (BIOGRAPHIES OF NOTABLE & SOME NOT-SO-NOTABLE ALABAMA PIONEERS Book 6) (Kindle Edition)


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Donna R. Causey, resident of Alabama, was a teacher in the public school system for twenty years. When she retired, Donna found time to focus on her lifetime passion for historical writing. She developed the websites www.alabamapioneers and www.daysgoneby.me All her books can be purchased at Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble. She has authored numerous genealogy books. RIBBON OF LOVE: A Novel Of Colonial America (TAPESTRY OF LOVE) is her first novel in the Tapestry of Love about her family where she uses actual characters, facts, dates and places to create a story about life as it might have happened in colonial Virginia. Faith and Courage: Tapestry of Love (Volume 2) is the second book and the third FreeHearts: A Novel of Colonial America (Book 3 in the Tapestry of Love Series) Discordance: The Cottinghams (Volume 1) is the continuation of the story. . For a complete list of books, visit Donna R Causey

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2 comments

  1. I enjoy reading and looking at the pictures that you post but this one on Dixon Hall I really enjoyed as he is my 4th Great Grandfather. Thanks for all the history that you bring back.

  2. My 5th G-GF, Reuben Blankenship, also fought for Virginia and settled in Coosa County after the RW war.

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