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    Isaac Hall, farmer P. O. Pleasant Hill; one of the few early settlers of Miami Co. ; was born in Newberry District, S. C., near Newberry Court House in 1806, Jan. 19; his father was Amos Hall, of South Carolina, and his mother, Sarah, daughter of Marmaduke Coate; he landed in Ohio the 1st of March, 1807, having been six weeks on the journey; he located in Union Township, on land now owned by David Elleman;  here he died at the advanced age of 84 years, at his son-in law's, Millen North. Sarah, his wife, died previously, at the same place; they reared a family of nine sons and five daughters. The subject of this sketch is the fifth child of the family, and the oldest surviving member; his education was acquired when the imperfect subscription system was in vogue, and consequently his early advantages were limited; he helped his father on the farm till majority, when he moved to his present farm in November, 1827; it was then all in the woods, and required much hard labor, with many sacrifices, to make out of it a home; but this Mr. Hall accomplished by his unflagging industry; he lived on the land seven years before he could raise sufficient money to enter it; it then consisted of 80 acres, but he now has in his possession nearly 250 acres; he comes from a vigorous and industrious stock, and has nobly contended with the difficulties and hardships incident to frontier life he is a self-made man, his present competence being wholly the result of his own industry and skill, assisted by his noble wife, his life has been an exemplary one, inoffensive, upright and generous; in religion, he is with the Christian denomination; in politics he is Republican; he was originally a Whig, and cast his first vote for Henry Clay. He has been married three times, first to Anna Hayworth, daughter of James Hayworth, an early pioneer; she was born in 1809, and died in 1849 ; five sons and five daughters were the issue of this union. His second marriage was with Catherine Lowry, nee Rodehamel, of this Township, who was born in 1804, and died in 1863. For his third wife he married Maria Clem in 1864, a native of Maryland, born near Harper's Ferry.

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