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James Hall, of Nicholas county, Ky., had—Elizabeth, Polly, Cynthia, Melvina, James, John, Henry, Elihn, and Moses. John and Elihu came to Missouri in 1835. The former married Kitty Squires, and they had one son and ten daughters, viz.: Cynthia, Margaret, Mary, Amanda, Robert, Ruth, Llney, Mildred A., Judith A., Sally, and Caroline. Elihu Hall married Susan Bradshaw, and settled in Callaway county, Mo., in 1835, and in 1839 he settled in Audrain county. His children were—William, Rebecca, Elizabeth, Polly, Robert, John, David, and James. James, David and Amanda died in Indiana. Mr. Hall died in 1850, but his widow is still living, in her 77th year.
(Source:  A History of the Pioneer Families of Missouri: with numerous sketches ... By William Smith Bryan publ. 1876 Transcribed by Andrea Stawski Pack)

William Hall, of England settled in Pennsylvania, and was killed by the Indians. His son John married Magdalene Smith, and they had—John, William, Matthew, Jesse, Hezekiah, Elisha, Tabitha, and Keziah. Elisha married Sarah Bent, and they had ten children. Two of their sons, John and Burkes B., settled in Missouri in 1832. John married Elizabeth Moon. She is dead, but he is still living.
(Source:  A History of the Pioneer Families of Missouri: with numerous sketches ... By William Smith Bryan publ. 1876 Transcribed by Andrea Stawski Pack)

Robert M. Hamer, was born on a farm near Mexico, Audrain county, Missouri, Nov. 18, 1867. His parents are Daniel and Elizabeth Hamer, thee mother's maiden name being Elizabeth Manahan. Both parents were born in Ohio, but went to Indiana in childhood, grew to maturity and were married in that state. In 1865 they moved to Missouri, and in 1879, they again moved, this time to the farm in Greenwood county, Kansas, near Madison, upon which they now live. Here the children grew up and received such education as the boys and girls of that day acquired in the country schools of early Kansas.
With this as a starter Robert began life as a teacher in the schools of Greenwood county and later studied law in the University of Kansas, and was graduated in that course with the class of 1893. In June of that year he came to Emporia, where during the summer he studied in the law office of the late judge Cunningham, and in the fall began the practice of law, at which he has been working ever since. He was associated with Judge Cunningham in the practice of law when the latter was appointed an associate justice of the supreme court. After a few months he became associated with Judge Graves, and was a member of the firm of Graves & Hamer when Judge Graves was appointed associate justice of the supreme court to fill the vacancy in that court caused by the death of Justice Cunningham. He is now a member of the law firm of Graves, Hamer & Harris. He is Republican in politics and has, while in Emporia, served one term as justice of the peace, one term as a member or the state legislature and was for nearly nine years postmaster at Emporia. He is now one of the directors in the Citizens' National Bank and is a member of the different Masonic orders represented at Emporia.
In August, 1897, Mr. Hamer married Miss Jennie McClure of Emporia, who died on Dec. 16, 1909, and left three daughters--Irene, Dorothy and Helen.
(Source: Kansas Biography, Vol. III, Part 2, Page: 1017-1018. Transcribed as written by Millie Mowry)

Francis Henson, of Virginia, married Elizabeth Hancock, a daughter of Stephen Hancock, and settled in Madison county, Ky., from whence he removed to Missouri in 1838. They hart—Sarah, Elizabeth, William B., Zerelda, Polly A., Thomas H., and Frances. Sarah died single. Elizabeth married Archibald Cress, of Kentucky. William B. married a Miss Vaughan. Zerelda married James Horn. Polly A. married Burgoyne Bennett. Thomas H. was married first to Louisa J. Bybee, and second to the widow Green. Frances married Moses Baker.
(Source:  A History of the Pioneer Families of Missouri: with numerous sketches ... By William Smith Bryan publ. 1876 Transcribed by Andrea Stawski Pack)

Jacob Hepler was of German descent. He was born in Rockbridge county, Va., but married and settled in Ohio, where his wife died. Their children were—Obediah, John, Elizabeth, and Anna. Mr. Hepler was married the second time to Catharine Miller, of Ohio, by whom he had—Joseph, Edward, William H., Mitchell, Rebecca, Eliza, and Barbara. All of the children by his second wife settled in Audrain county.
(Source:  A History of the Pioneer Families of Missouri: with numerous sketches ... By William Smith Bryan publ. 1876 Transcribed by Andrea Stawski Pack)

Thomas Hook and Sally Long, his wife, were natives of Maryland. They removed first to Kentucky, and from there to Missouri in 1828. Their children were—Elizabeth, William, James, Samuel, Thomas. Patsey, Polly, Nancy, and Matilda. James married Cynthia Summit, and settled in Boone county, Mo., in 1826. Samuel married Mary Simms, and settled in Boone county in 1828. He died in 1829, and his widow married Thomas Hook, who died in 1850. The first husband's children were—Martha, Mary, and Samuel T., and the children of the second were—Graham, Robert S., Lucullus, William H., Joseph, and Martha E.
(Source:  A History of the Pioneer Families of Missouri: with numerous sketches ... By William Smith Bryan publ. 1876 Transcribed by Andrea Stawski Pack)

Thomas Hubbard was a Hard-Shell Baptist preacher. He bought a Bible that was published in London in 1708, for which he paid $100 in Continental money. The Bible is now in possession of his great-grandson and namesake, Thomas Hubbard, of Audrain county; and it contains the genealogy of the Hubbard family from 1718 to the present time. Thomas Hubbard had a son named Thomas, who also was a Baptist preacher. He was born in 1722, and learned the ship carpenter's trade. He married Anna Brent, of Pennsylvania, and they had one son, James. Mr. Hubbard was married the second time to Anna Yerby, and they had—Gilbert, Thomas, Hill, and Estell. He was married the third time to Anna Yarp, by whom he had— Jabez, Mary, Asap, Ebenezer, Nancy, Hulda. and Harriet. James, the eldest son, settled in Kentucky. Gilbert settled in Howard county, Mo., in 1807. Thomas settled in Washington county, Mo. Hill died while he was a boy. Estell married St. Clair Ledger, of Kentucky. Jabez was a member of the Legislature from St. Charles county in 1823-4. He died from the effects of intemperance". Asap settled in Howard county in 1808, and participated in the Indian war of 1812. He was a carpenter, and a Hard-Shell Baptist preacher. He married Mary Stephenson, who was living in New Madrid at the time of the great earthquakes. She was a granddaughter of Colonel Hugh Stephenson of revolutionary fame. The children of Asap Hubbard were— Henry C., Thomas J., Agnes E., and Fannie F. He settled in Audrain county in 1830.
(Source:  A History of the Pioneer Families of Missouri: with numerous sketches ... By William Smith Bryan publ. 1876 Transcribed by Andrea Stawski Pack)


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