WILLIAM HALL         GRAVESTONE PHOTO                      

William G. Cutler's History of the State of Kansas




WILLIAM HALL, merchant, and one of the oldest settlers of this region, was born in Clinton County, Ohio, in 1823, and when a child of five years removed with his parents to Henry Co., Ind., where he remained until he had reached manhood's years, when he went to California, and upon his return enlisted in Company E, Fifty-fourth Indiana Volunteers, and after two years' hard service in the field came to Kansas, locating here and being the first merchant in the town of New Albany, where he now enjoys not only the confidence of his many friends, but also that of the entire community. In February, 1855, Mr. Hall was married to Miss Mary A. Richards, of Indiana, who has borne him six children. Mr. Hall has held several county and township offices.