Samuel Hall

SAMUEL HALL,with Mary his wife, settled in Springfield township,Chester (now Delaware) County,where he purchased 99 acres of land by deed of Feb.23,1702.This was a little northeast of Morton. He and Richard Maris were appointed overseers of Springfield Meeting 2-5,1703 and Samuel was appointed an elder 9-29,17I4.He died in 1737,and his widow 4-1-1750.

Their children were

Samuel Levis,of Darby,was a joint purchaser,with William Garrett,of 1000 acres of land,afterward located in Willistown and divided between them. Samuel Levis,by deed of gift,dated June 4,1723,conveyed 292 acres of his part to his daughter Elizabeth Levis,afterward the wife of William Shipley of Springfield,and a noted minister among Friends.She and her husband were subsequently among the founders of Wilmington,Del. By deed of Dec.21,1733,William Shipley and wife conveyed to Thomas Hall,of Springfield,yeoman,the above 292 acres of land for Lb 300.Thomas and wife probably settled thereon the following year,and on 12-4-1734-5,received a certificate from Chester to Goshen Monthly Meeting.

After the death of his first wife Thomas Hall m.5-3-1746,at Middletown Meeting,Alice Farr,of Edgmont,widow of Richard Farr.He was again m.6- 17-1763,at Goshen Meeting,to Sarah Holland,of Whiteland township,who had been the wife,successively of William England,Abel Boake and John Holland,and survived her fourth husband.Thomas Hall left children, Samuel,Thomas,Sarah, Thomas Townsend,Mary to Thomas Goodwin,Jane to George Hoopes,Elizabeth to Michael Wayne,and Susanna to William England, her step-brother.

By the will of his father,dated 1-9,1771,Thomas Hall,Jr.,inherited the homestead with 226 acres of land in Willistown.By deeds dated 1-20-1783, William Garrett,Sr.,of Willistown,and his son William Garrett,conveyed respectively 1 acre,100 perches,and 3 acres,60 perches of land in that township to Thomas Hall,Samuel Garrett,Phineas Hibberd,Jesse Garrett, William Reece and Joshua Ashbridge,trustees, "to the only proper use & in trust for the service of the people called Quakers who are members & hereafter may be members of Goshen Monthly Meeting forever, for the purposes of setting up a school for the education of Children in useful learning."

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