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Rev. Theophilus Hall

Male 1707 - 1767  (59 years)


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  • Name Rev. Theophilus Hall  [1
    Born 1 Apr 1707  Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Gender Male 
    Died 25 Mar 1767  Meriden, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5, 6, 8
    Buried Meeting House Cemetery, Meriden, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Person ID I6149  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TNH
    Last Modified 6 Aug 2019 

    Father Samuel Hall,   b. 10 Dec 1680, Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jun 1770, Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Mother Love Royce,   b. 27 Jul 1687 
    Married 2 May 1704  Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 7
    Family ID F5204  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Hannah Avery,   b. 7 Apr 1712, Groton, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1791, Meriden, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 22 May 1734  [3, 4, 7, 9
    Children 
    +1. Rev. Avery Hall,   b. 2 Dec 1737, Meriden, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Aug 1820, Wakefield, Carroll, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    Last Modified 6 Aug 2019 
    Family ID F146  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Graduated from Yale, 1727. Ordained first minister of Meriden, Connecticut, 29 Oct 1729.

      From Ancestors and Descendants of Andrew Lee and Clarinda Knapp Allen:

      "He was a man of quite small stature, but possessed much dignity of manners united with the greatest affability, persuaded of the truth of Christianity, and deeply sensible of its importance, he was well able to defend it; his sermons were ably written and delivered with great fervor; his pastoral visits were frequent and conducted judiciously; he was humble, self denying, full of the love of souls, prayerful and zealous for the cause of Christ; during his ministry of 37 years in Meriden, 250 were added to the church; he possessed great firmness of character, and was a zealous advocate of civil and religious liberty; he published two sermons on the death of Rev. Isaac Stiles; two on faith; and one on the ordination of Rev. Matthew Morrison, of Berwick, Maine."

  • Sources 
    1. [S1268] Heard-Hurd Genealogy 1610-1987: Some Descendants of John and Elizabeth (Hull) Heard of Dover, New Hampshire by Charles Samuel Candage and Ralph Ernest Peak. Camden, Maine: Picton Press, 1988.

    2. [S119] Ancestors and Descendants of Andrew Lee and Clarinda Knapp Allen by Gerald R. Fuller. Esther Fuller Dial, ed. The Andrew Lee Allen Family Organization, 1952.

    3. [S654] John Hall of Wallingford, Conn.: A Monograph by James Shepard. New Britain, Connecticut: Record Press, 1902.

    4. [S1044] The Baldwin Genealogy from 1500 to 1881 by Charles Candee Baldwin. Cleveland: Leader Printing Company, 1881.

    5. [S1051] History of Wallingford, Connecticut from its Settlement in 1670 to the Present Time by Charles Henry Stanley Davis, M.D. Meriden, Connecticut: 1870.

    6. [S1052] Findagrave.com page for the Rev. Theophilus Hall.

    7. [S185] Families of Ancient New Haven, originally published as New Haven Genealogical Magazine, vols. I-VIII, compiled by Donald Lines Jacobus. Rome, New York: Clarence D. Smith, 1923-1932.

    8. [S1044] The Baldwin Genealogy from 1500 to 1881 by Charles Candee Baldwin. Cleveland: Leader Printing Company, 1881., year only.

    9. [S1051] History of Wallingford, Connecticut from its Settlement in 1670 to the Present Time by Charles Henry Stanley Davis, M.D. Meriden, Connecticut: 1870., "May 21, 1734".