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Several Men Named Isom/Isham Hall
Posted by: Bill Davidson (ID *****1886) Date: July 29, 2012 at 06:05:51
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There was a man named Isom Hall who was on the 1767 Pittyslvania Co., VA tithe list (along with several other Mr. Halls). There was a later Robert Hall in Henry/Patrick Co., VA (and both of those counties had been created from a portion of Pittsylvania Co., VA), and he married a Nancy (or Mary) Isom....and they had a son (among other children) who was also named Isom Hall (born about 1802). Does anyone have any proof as to whether or not that Robert Hall was related to the earlier Isom Hall of Pittsylvania Co., VA? Also, does anyone know if Robert Hall's wife Miss Nancy/Mary Isom was a member of the same Isom family as the family from which the "early" Isom Hall PROBABLY received his given name (I am assuming here that the given name of "Isom" came from an Isom family, albeit no proof).

The above Robert Hall co-owned some land in Henry/Patrick Co., VA with Goulder/Golder Davidson (that land had previously belonged to a Joshua Hudson). It appears likely that this Davidson family eventually married into the family of Robert Hall (and it also appears that Goulder Davidson married a Miss Hudson from the family of Joshua Hudson). This Davidson family moved to Grainger Co., TN by the early-1800s, and in 1815, a George Isom, Junior sold some land to Bryant Davidson (a member of the same Davidson family as Goulder Davidson). The witnesses on that 1815 deed were William Davidson and Robert Davidson (perhaps named for Robert Hall). Does anyone know if the "first"/"early" Isom Hall of Pittsylvania Co., VA was named for the same overall Isom family as the referenced George Isom, Junior?

Per a website on the internet, there was a man named Isham or Isom Hall who was born in 1780. That website shows that he was born in Franklin Co., VA, but that county did not exist until 1785/1786. Franklin Co., VA was created from portions of Bedford and Henry Co., VA....so perhaps that Isham/Isom Hall was actually born in Henry Co., VA (i.e., the same place where Robert Hall lived). Does anyone know if his given name was "Isom" versus "Isham," and does anyone know if he was or was not part of the same family as the above-mentioned "early" Isom Hall and the later Robert Hall?

The above-referenced website shows that the Isham/Isom Hall who was born in 1780 fathered a son who was also named Isham/Isom Hall. That son is shown as having been born in Russell Co., VA in 1821, as I recall. Scott Co., VA was formed from a portion of Russell Co., VA in the early-1800s, and there was a man who was named Isom Davidson who was supposedly born around 1814 in Scott Co., VA. Does anyone know if that Isom Davidson was somehow "associated with" the "Isom Hall family?"

Comments on any of the above? Thanks!


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