07 September 2012

Joseph H. Hall, a Biographical Sketch

Source: Georgia and Florida Biographies [database on-line].
Original Data from Biographical Souvenir of the States of Georgia and Florida,
Containing Biographical Sketches of the Representative Public, and many
Early Settled Families in These States
. F. A. Battey & Company, 1889.
Transcribed by S. Lincecum 2005.

Joseph H. Hall, attorney at law, Macon, Ga, was born in Knoxville, Crawford County, Ga, March 31, 1852, a son of Samuel and Sarah (Ashe) Hall. Samuel Hall was born in Chester District, South Carolina, in 1820, and in 1839 came to Georgia, and settled in Crawford County. In 1847 he removed to Macon, thence to Oglethorpe in 1853, and in 1870 returned to Macon, where he made his home until his death, August 28, 1887, an honored and respected citizen. He was admitted to the bar in 1842, and was engaged in the practice of law until November, 1882, at which time he was elected associate justice of the Supreme Court of Georgia, which office he held at the time of his death. He was solicitor-general of the Flint District for one year, and in 1856 he was an elector for the State of Georgia during the administration of James Buchanan. His father, Ezekiel Hall, was a native of Brunswick County, NC, and was a physician by profession. He moved to Georgia in 1837 or '38, locating in Knoxville, Crawford County. He died near Valley Forge, Ga, in August, 1870. He was a son of Samuel Hall, who was a Virginian by birth. The mother of our subject was born in North Carolina, a daughter of Samuel Ashe, who was also a native North Carolina, and a planter by occupation. He was a son of Samuel Ashe, who at one time was governor of North Carolina. The parents of our subject had born to them seven children, named as follows: Harriet, Ezekiel, Susan, Joseph H., Richard, Robert and Thomas.

Joseph H., the subject of this sketch, was reared and educated in Macon, and Houston County, Ga. He graduated from the University of Georgia at Athens in 1873. He read law under the preceptorship of his father, and was admitted to the bar March 24, 1874. He then located at Fort Valley, Ga, where he practiced law two and a half years; in 1876, returned to Macon, and during his residence there he has built up a lucrative practice, and gained the respect and confidence of his fellow-citizens. He was married August 9, 1881, to Ida Tutwiler, of Green Springs, Hale Co., Ala, daughter of Henry and Julia (Ashe) Tutwiler. They are the parents of three children, named, Margaret, Willie and Sarah. In politics Mr. Hall is a Democrat. His wife is a member of St. Paul Episcopal Church.

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