Identifying the Parents of Horatio Hall
By Linda Hall-Little
Hall family researcher Rev. David B. Hall in his book The Halls of New England makes the claim that Horatio Hall was born 18 June 1802 in Norton, Massachusetts; died 11 May 1884 in Malden, Massachusetts and was the child of Major Brian Hall and Polly Lane prominent citizens of Norton, Massachusetts. He says: “Brian was a farmer and landholder who volunteered at an early age on the Revolutionary rolls and was subsequently major of artillery in the old 4th Regiment. He took a leading position among his townsmen, was a member of the board of assessors and selectman for about twenty years and was a member of the old Congregational Society”. No sources are given, most of Rev. Hall’s data was collected by writing letters of inquiry to Hall families.
Rev. Hall lists this Hall family as follows
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