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A. H. Hall
Born 1839
A. H. HALL, merchant, Langworthy; dealer in general merchandise; has the only store in the place doing a general business. Mr. Hall is also the Postmaster, and has the post office in his store; has been in business where he now is about six years; owns the building in which he does business; also a house, which is his home, and a barn and five acres of land upon which they stand. He was born in Western Virginia in 1839; came to Jones Co. May 18, 1856, where he has since resided, except while in the army, and during a period of one year, when he was at the Rocky Mountains. Mr. Hall does a safe and prosperous business; his sales average about $10,000 a year; keeps a general assortment, and has a good trade. Mr. Hall gave the land upon which stands the creamery of the village, and some money beside, and has been and is now an enterprising citizen; was, in the year 1878, Township Collector; was in the war of the rebellion; enlisted May 12, 1861; discharged at the close of the war, in 1865; was a member of Co. B, 9th I.V.I.; enlisted first for three years, and, when his time expired, reenlisted as a veteran in the same regiment and company; went out as a private when discharged was a Sergeant; was in the siege of Vicksburg, and, while there, narrowly escaped being killed; a rebel bullet struck him in the side, but hit a book which he had in his hip-pocket, and that so checked the force of the bullet as to do him no harm: the ball, however, passed through the book and slightly penetrated the skin. Mr. Hall kept the book and ball for a long time afterward. He was in the battles of Pea Ridge, Yazoo Bayou, Arkansas Post, Jackson, Miss., Tuscumbia, Lookout Mountain, Mission Ridge, Ringgold, Kenesaw Mountain, Dallas, Big Shanty, Marietta, Atlanta, Bentonville, Raleigh and Columbia. His wife's maiden name was Phalinda Hager, a native of New York; they were married in 1867; have had one child, who is now living—Alphonzo R. Mr. and Mrs. Hall are members of the M.E. Church. Mr. Hall is a Republican.

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 624.


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