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Justus J. Hall Biography

from Kentucky – A History of the State by Perrin, 1887

Henry County, Kentucky

Justus J. Hall, a prominent farmer of Henry County, was born in Bourbon County, Kentucky, January 18, 1813, a son of Joshua H. and Mary (Beasman) Hall.  His father, a native of Maryland, came to Kentucky in 1796, and settled in Bourbon County; he was a son of James and Sarah (Burk) Hall, of Maryland, who came to Kentucky in 1800, and settled in Bourbon County, where he lived.  Our subject was educated at the county schools and at the seminary, Paris, Kentucky, where he graduated.  He learned the carpenter’s trade, which he followed for two years, and then for twelve years was engaged in trading horses, sheep and cattle.  November 16, 1852, he married Elizabeth Jenkins, of Clark County, daughter of Alfred and Mary (Wilson) Jenkins, natives of Fayette County.  One child was born to this union, Florence, now Mrs. Price, of Henry County.  Mr. Hall operated a saw mill in Jackson Mississippi, for four years, but his wife dying in 1855, he moved to Scott County, Kentucky, where he farmed and traded in cattle for ten years.  September 6, 1857, he married Mrs. Nancy Kenney, daughter of Nicholas and Aria (Kennedy) Talbot, of Virginia, and whose grandfather, John Kennedy, at one time owned 4,000 acres of land in Kentucky; he was killed during the Revolutionary War.  In 1867 Mr. Hall moved to Eminence, where he resided four years, moving thence to within one mile and a half of Eminence, where he now resides engaged in farming.  He owns 100 acres of well-improved land, and is a member of the Baptist Church at Eminence.  In politics he is a Democrat.

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