Hall, Col. Aquila

Male 1727 - 1779  (51 years)


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  • Name Hall, Aquila  [1, 2, 3
    Prefix Col. 
    Born 10 Jan 1727  Baltimore, MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    _UID 2986234AF0CF4E89A478AD46B231CDBA2B9B 
    Died 1779 
    Person ID I279  Buyer, Stier and Related Families
    Last Modified 31 Jan 2007 

    Father Hall, Aquila,   b. 27 Jun 1699, Perryman, Harford Co., MD (Baltimore Co. before 1773) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Dec 1728  (Age 29 years) 
    Mother Johanna,   b. 1703, Baltimore Co., MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Oct 1735  (Age 32 years) 
    Married 17 Dec 1720  Baltimore, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Marriage 17 Dec 1720  Baltimore, MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Saint Paul's Parish
    _UID 3285E3E9A7A247A6B252F01E61D2C632F64C 
    Family ID F97  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family White, Sophia,   b. 1738, Perryman, Harford Co., MD (Baltimore Co. before 1773) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 14 Feb 1750  St. George's Parish Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    _UID 6CFB4C839EEB4112A45F560062BB26B7656A 
    Children 
     1. Hall, Thomas,   b. 27 Dec 1751,   d. 9 Aug 1804  (Age 52 years)
     2. Hall, Aquila,   b. 2 Sep 1753, Harford Co., MD (Baltimore Co. before 1773) Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Hall, James White,   b. 8 Dec 1754
     4. Hall, William,   b. 31 Jul 1756,   d. 9 Nov 1818, Perryman, Harford Co., MD (Baltimore Co. before 1773) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     5. Hall, Charlotte,   b. 11 Feb 1758
     6. Hall, Mary,   b. 25 Jan 1760
     7. Hall, John,   b. 8 Mar 1762, Harford Co., MD (Baltimore Co. before 1773) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1768  (Age 5 years)
     8. Hall, Edward,   b. 30 Dec 1763
     9. Hall, Sophia,   b. 6 Dec 1765, Harford Co., MD (Baltimore Co. before 1773) Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Hall, Martha,   b. 8 Mar 1768
     11. Hall, Elizabeth,   b. 5 Feb 1770
     12. Hall, Benedict,   b. 11 Dec 1771, Harford Co., MD (Baltimore Co. before 1773) Find all individuals with events at this location
    Photos
    Sophia's Dairy
    Sophia's Dairy
    From Maryland Historical Trust:
    Property Name: Sophia's Dairy
    Date Listed: 9/20/1973
    Inventory No.: HA-5
    Location: Riverside Way, Belcamp, Harford County

    Description: This large center-hall brick house has a severely plain exterior, in vivid contrast to the elegant finished rooms inside and the spectacular staircase in the hall. Flemish…
    Histories
    Architectural History of Harford County MD
    Architectural History of Harford County MD
    Last Modified 10 Sep 2001 
    Family ID F98  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 10 Jan 1727 - Baltimore, MD Link to Google Earth
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  • Histories
    The Bush Declaration of 1775
    The Bush Declaration of 1775

  • Notes 
    • from Maryland Historical Society Library's Manuscript Collection
      http://mdhs.org/library/pedleyH.html

      HALL, AQUILA, ASSESSMENT LEDGER, BALTIMORE COUNTY,
      MS.1565
      Assessment ledger of Sheriff Aquila Hall for Baltimore County, 1763-1764.
      Listed are the property holdings and assessments of some 1380 persons and
      places, including such names as the Principio Company, Lancashire Iron
      Works, Nottingham Company, St. Paul's Parish, Captain John Paca, Steven
      Onion heirs, Colonel Charles Ridgely, Colonel John Hall, Colonel Thomas
      White, Charles Carroll.
      1 vol., 1763-1764.


      HALL, AQUILA, PAPERS, MS.1298
      Correspondence of Aquila Hall and Hall & Gilbert with Christopher Court
      & Company, London, concerning tobacco trade ; account statements; invoices
      of goods shipped from London; tobacco grading and prices; tobacco sales
      accounts; ships and masters in the tobacco trade; hogsheads' marks; effect
      of European affairs on the trade.
      26 items, 1758-1775.

      HALL FAMILY PAPERS, MS.1299
      Papers relating to the Hall family of Harford County. There are deeds,
      letters, receipts, 1750-1889, of Aquila, George William, Thomas White and
      Edward H. Hall. One letter from Burton Harrison, secretary to Jefferson
      Davis, and other letters, written from Richmond, Virginia, 1864-1865, give
      an account of conditions in the city at that time.
      c. 150 items, 1750-1889.

      The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Volume 21
      page 73
      Mrs. Pattie White Hall Jewell.
      DAR ID Number: 20205
      Born in Harford County, Maryland.
      Wife of Claudius Buchanan Jewell.
      Descendant of Col. Aquila Hall, Jr., of Maryland.
      Daughter of Thomas White Hall and Caroline Ann Howard, his wife.
      Granddaughter of William Hall and Sophia Presbury, his wife.
      Gr.-granddaughter of Aquila Hall, Jr., and Sophia White, his wife.
      Gr.-gr.-granddaughter of Aquila Hall and Mrs. Johanna Phillips, his wife.
      Gr.-gr.-gr.-granddaughter of John Hall, of Cranberry, and Mrs. Martha Gouldsmith, his wife.
      Aquilla Hall, Jr., , was appointed a member of the Committee of Correspondence, served in the Assembly, was justice of orphans' court and chairman of the war committee of Harford county. He raised the first company of militia, 1775, and 1776 was promoted colonel. He died during the war in the county he had served so nobly.

      The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Volume 158
      [p.1] THE NATIONAL SOCIETY OF THE Daughters of the American Revolution
      page 181[p.181] Mrs. Caroline Hall Broumel.157586
      Born in Harford County, Md.
      Wife of James Wallace Brounel.
      Descendant of Aquila Hall, as follows:
      1. Thomas White Hall, Jr. , m. Mary Elizabeth Pue .
      2. Thomas White Hall m. Caroline Ann Howard .
      3. William Hall m. Sophia Presbury.
      4. Aquila Hall m. Sophia White.
      Aquila Hall was a member of the Committee of Safety and chairman of the war committee of Harford County, Maryland, where he died. He was born in Baltimore County, Md.

      Colonel Aquila Hall Colonel Aquila Hall of Sophia's Dairy, was a son of Aquila Hall and Johanna Kemp, a grandson of Captain John Hall of Cranberry in lower Harford County . He married Sophia White, daughter of Colonel Thomas White, in 1750 at St. George's Parish in Perryman, Maryland. Aquila Hall was the most prominent citizen of Harford County before and during the American Revolution. In 1761 he served as a member of the Committee of Observation for Baltimore County, then in 1762 he was high sheriff of Baltimore County. The next year he was elected to the House of Delegates, in 1768 he built the mansion called Sophia's Dairy which still stands near Riverside in Belcamp, Harford Co., Maryland. In 1773, he had the rank of Lt. Col. of Baltimore County and also a delegate to the Maryland Assembly. In 1775 he served as a member of the Committee of Correspondence for Harford County. It was here in Harford County that he organized a company of militia, and on March 22, 1775 was the first signer of the famous Bush Declaration. In 1776 he was Colonel of two battalions, then the following year was selected as County Lieutenant of Harford County and was the first Justice of the Orphan's Court of Harford County. The last record of Col. Aquila Hall in public life was in the meeting of the court at Bush on March 23, 1779, at which he was present as one of the Lords Justices. He died in April, 1779 at age 52, leaving a wife and nine children: Thomas Hall, James White Hall, William Hall, John Hall, Edward Hall, Charlotte Hall, Mary Hall, Sophia Hall, and Martha Hall. His wife, Sophia, died in 1785m age 54 years. Today it still remains a mystery of the actual final resting place of the Colonel and his widow.

  • Sources 
    1. [S47] Ancestral File, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (familysearch.org), AFN: WDK9-T2, [Q:3].

    2. [S158] Colonial and Historic Homes of Maryland, Don Swann, (Johns Hopkins U. Press, 1975).

    3. [S65] Baltimore County Families 1659-1759, Barnes, Robert W., (1989, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore), p. 292, [Q:3].

    4. [S337] International Genealogical Index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch.org).

    5. [S452] Maryland Marriage Index, Robert Barnes, Maryland State Archives.