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Mark Hall, Sr.

Birthdate: (84)
Birthplace: Holland, Erie, Ny
Death: July 15, 1909 (84)
Ogden, Weber, Ut
Place of Burial: Ogden,Weber,UT
Immediate Family:

Son of Joseph Hall and Joanna Hall
Husband of Eliza Melissa Hall
Father of Julia Ann Bingham
Brother of Joshua Challis Hall; Ella Hall; Eliza Hall; Joseph Hall; Alfred Hall and 2 others

Managed by: Martin Severin Eriksen
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About Mark Hall, Sr.

Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, 1847–1868 Benjamin Gardner Company (1852) Age 27

Departure: 2-10 June 1852 Arrival: 24, 27 September 1852

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Birth: Oct. 25, 1824 Holland (Erie County) Erie County New York, USA

Death: Jul. 15, 1909 Ogden Weber County Utah, USA

MARK HALL, NAUVOO LEGIONAIRE. Hall was an early pioneer to Utah and was one of a regiment from Ogden called upon to oppose "Johnston's Army" on the high plains of what is now southwestern Wyoming. He came within inches of being the only Nauvoo Legion casualty from army fire, as detailed below. [Other Nauvoo Legionares were fired upon, but no bullets fired by the army came quite this close.] He survived the "war" but the whereabouts of the "holey" hat is unknown. His descendants say it is in the hands of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers, but extensive searching has not located it. It would be a great historical artifact.

The two commanders rode out parleyed for a short time, but Smith, seeing the soldiers preparing their rifles for action, rode back to his bunch, getting there just as the shooting began – all from the soldiers. The poor marksmanship of the troops paid off as one horse and one hat were the only impacts. The hat was that of Mark Hall of Ogden. By a great coincidence, Mark Hall's great-great-granddaughter met the great-great-grandson of Andrew Jackson Allen at BYU. They married and their children are descendants of those two legionaires that served together in that wintry effort to stop "Johnston's Army" from entering the Salt Lake Valley in 1857.]

Family links:

  • Joseph Hall (1782 - 1864)
  • Joannah Challis Hall (1797 - 1896)
  • Eliza Melissa Hall (1869 - 1913)
  • Martha Adelaide Hall Elmer (1857 - 1947)*
  • Mary Mariah Hall (1859 - 1874)*

Ogden City Cemetery Ogden Weber County Utah, USA

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Mark Hall, Sr.'s Timeline

October 25, 1824
Holland, Erie, Ny
November 20, 1843
Age 19
February 7, 1846
Age 21
August 21, 1849
Age 24
Little Pidgeon,Pottawattamie,IA
July 15, 1909
Age 84
Ogden, Weber, Ut
July 17, 1909
Age 84