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Keziah Hall

Female 1705 - 1808  (103 years)


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  • Name Keziah Hall  [1, 2
    Born 1705  Greenland, Rockingham, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender Female 
    Died 1808  [4
    Buried Hope Cemetery, Kennebunk, York, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I26827  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of LDN
    Last Modified 21 Feb 2020 

    Father John Hall,   b. 1679, Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1738, Somersworth, Strafford, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Mother Esther Chesley,   b. 1682, Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1736, Somersworth, Strafford, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 55 years) 
    Married 9 Aug 1705  Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 5
    Notes 
    • Torrey gives a date of 3 Jul 1699 for this marriage. So do Noyes, Libby, and Davis, but in their errata this is corrected to 9 Aug 1705, the date also given by The Wentworth Genealogy.
    Family ID F16027  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Joseph Evans,   b. 29 Oct 1704, Somersworth, Strafford, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 1767  (Age 63 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Benjamin Evans,   b. 1750, Somersworth, Strafford, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Apr 1844, Kennebunk, York, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)
    Last Modified 19 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F16026  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Called "Keziah Wentworth Hall" in many online databases, but we have seen no evidence that she had any middle name at all.

      The Chesleys did marry into the Wentworths -- Philip1's grandson James Chesley married the immigrant William1 Wentworth's granddaughter Tamsen Wentworth, a year before Keziah's birth. And because the Wentworths were a family on the rise by 1705, it's possible that Keziah was given Wentworth as a middle name in order to underscore the connection. But generally the smart bet is to assume that eighteenth-century middle names were invented by bad genealogists in later years.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1953] The Halls of New England, Genealogical and Biographical by David Brainerd Hall. Albany, New York: J. Munsell's Sons, 1883.

    2. [S660] Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire by Sybil Noyes, Charles Thornton Libby, and Walter Goodwin Davis. Portland, Maine: Southworth Press, 1928-1939.

    3. [S3668] Find a Grave page for Keziah Wentworth Hall Evans., year only.

    4. [S3668] Find a Grave page for Keziah Wentworth Hall Evans.

    5. [S170] The Wentworth Genealogy, English and American by John Wentworth. Boston: Little, Brown, 1878.