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  1. Mary Ellen Hall: Birth: 4 OCT 1880 in Pike County, Kentucky. Death: 22 JAN 1948 in Letcher County, Kentucky

  2. Minda Elizabeth Hall: Birth: 25 APR 1882 in Pike County, Kentucky. Death: 26 JAN 1945 in Letcher County, Kentucky

  3. Anzie Hall: Birth: 29 OCT 1883 in Pike County, Kentucky. Death: 28 APR 1907

  4. Isabelle Hall: Birth: 30 JUL 1885 in Pike County, Kentucky. Death: 28 FEB 1923 in Letcher County, Kentucky

  5. Alvin Hall: Birth: 8 AUG 1887 in Pike County, Kentucky. Death: 27 DEC 1974 in Letcher County, Kentucky


Family
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  1. Mary "Polly" Ann Hall: Birth: SEP 1890 in Letcher County, Kentucky.

  2. Leonard S Hall: Birth: 16 DEC 1891 in Letcher County, Kentucky. Death: 24 JUL 1906 in Letcher County, Kentucky

  3. Rachel Virginia Hall: Birth: 10 JUN 1894 in Letcher County, Kentucky. Death: 30 JAN 1968 in Letcher County, Kentucky

  4. Enoch Mahlon Hall: Birth: 10 AUG 1896 in Letcher County, Kentucky. Death: 4 JAN 1971 in Jefferson County, Kentucky

  5. Nancy Alice "Nan" Hall: Birth: 5 MAR 1899 in Letcher County, Kentucky. Death: 28 SEP 1975 in Millstone, Letcher County, Kentucky

  6. William Basil Hall: Birth: 19 JUN 1901 in Letcher County, Kentucky. Death: 6 MAR 1984

  7. Pricy Hall: Birth: 21 JAN 1904 in Letcher County, Kentucky. Death: 15 JAN 1905 in Letcher County, Kentucky


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Notes
a. Note:   NI017254
Note:   Joseph Hall was widely known throughout Letcher County. He was apreacher and also served as postmaster at Millstone, KY for a number of years. He married six times, to five different women. His death was something of a mystery. He died of a gunshot wound, which was ruled a suicide. Children from his early marriages have long held that the circumstances of his death made suicide almost impossible. On his tombstone, his name is recorded as Joe Hall. To the left of his grave is that of his daughter, Pricy. To the left of Pricy's grave is that of Lettie Craft Hall, his second wife. To the left of Lettie's grave is that of Joe's son, Leonard S. Hall. Message on his tombstone: "A friend to his country and believer in Christ" ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ The circumstances of the death of Joe Hall were reported in the Mountain Eagle of 25 October 1928, as transcribed below: Late Baptist Preacher and Post Master Kills Self Word from Millstine (sic) reached town Saturday morning stating Joe Hall, about sixty years of age and for about forty years occasionally a minister of the old Baptist Church had on the night before shot himself, dying instantly. Why he had committed this act no one seems to know. His wife says that for some days he had been unwell and had been acting strange. About two o'clock in the morning he arose from a fitful sleep, walked from the room to the out side and fired the fatal shot. Before she could reach him life was extinct. The ball entered his right temple and passed through his brain. Joe Hall had been Postmaster at Millstone for a great number of years. An upright and strict business man, there was none better. He had been married as many as six times and leaves two or three still living wives. He also leaves a number of children. Joe Hall belonged to an excellent family. Worry and broken health lead (sic) to his taking his own life. We extend sympathies to those left be hind. ---------------------------- The attribution of his death as a suicide has long been disputed by members of his family. There were no signs of despondency. Further, he had reported to his son and daughter-in-law, Alvin and Mary Hall, one week earlier that the gun he always kept in the store had been stolen. According to granddaughter Opal (Hall) Holbrook, in a recollection on 27 May 2004, the undertaker, Mr. Swisher, came to the home on Millstone and prepared the body for burial. The bullet was removed by Mr. Swisher and given to Joe's son, William Basil Hall. The bullet was consistent with that used in the missing gun. Many family members have always asserted he was shot in his bed through an open window. The bullet reportedly passed through his head and lodged in his arm, indicating the possibility that he was lying on his side with his arm resting under his head. However, in the absence of obvious evidence or eyewitness statements, no further investigation occurred.


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