US Hall, Willard Preble Sr. - Governor, MO

Willard Preble Hall

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Born: May 9, 1820

Birthplace: Harpers Ferry, Virginia

Father: Captain John Hancock Hall 1781 – 1841
(Buried: Hall Family Cemetery, Darksville, Missouri)​

Mother: Statira Annie Preble 1788 – 1854
(Buried: Hall Family Cemetery, Darksville, Missouri)​

1st​ Wife: Ann Eliza Richardson 1826 – 1862
(Buried: Mount Mora Cemetery, Saint Joseph, Missouri)​

2nd​ Wife: Ollie L. Oliver 1846 – 1926
(Buried: Forest Hill Cemetery, Kansas City, Missouri)​

Children:
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Willard Preble Hall Jr. 1851 – 1930​
(Buried: Forest Hill Cemetery, Kansas City, Missouri)​
John Nathaniel Hall 1853 – 1886​
(Buried: Mount Mora Cemetery, Saint Joseph, Missouri)​
Emma Ollie Hall Fishburn 1868 – 1949​
(Buried: Mountain View Cemetery and Mausoleum, Altadena, California)​
Robert Scott Hall 1872 – 1873​
(Buried: Mount Mora Cemetery, Saint Joseph, Missouri)​
Infant Hall 1880 – 1880​
(Buried: Mount Mora Cemetery, Saint Joseph, Missouri)​

Political Party: Democratic Party and Republican Party

Education:


1839: Graduated from Yale College​

Occupation before War:

Attorney in Sparta, Missouri​
Circuit Attorney in Sparta, Missouri​
1844: Missouri Democratic Presidential Elector​
Served in the Mexican – American War rising to the rank of Lt.​
Constructor of the “Kearny Code” in English and Spanish Territory​
1847 – 1853: United States Congressman from Missouri​
1847 – 1849: Member of House Public Expenditures Committee​
1847 – 1849: Member of House Public Lands Committee​
1849 – 1851: Chairman of House Private Land Claims Committee​
1849 – 1851: Member of House Indian Affairs Committee​
1851 – 1853: Member of House Public Lands Committee​
1854 – 1861: Attorney in St. Joseph, Missouri​
1856: Unsuccessful Candidate for United States Senator​

Civil War Career:

1861: Member of Missouri State Constitutional Convention​
1861 – 1864: Lt. Governor of Missouri​
1861 – 1863: Brigadier General in Missouri State Militia​
1861 – 1863: Commander of Northwestern District of Missouri​
1864 – 1865: Governor of Missouri​

Occupation after War:

1865 – 1882: Attorney in St. Joseph, Missouri​
President of Missouri State Bar Association​

Died: November 3, 1882

Place of Death: St. Joseph, Missouri

Age at time of Death: 62 years old

Burial Place: Mount Mora Cemetery, St. Joseph, Missouri
 
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Hall was the nephew Commander Edward Preble USN, who served with distinction in the 1st Barbary War. Hall was also the grandson of John Hancock Hall the inventor of the 1819 (He is buried in the Hall Family Cemetery in Darksville, Randolph County Mo). Hall Rifle. He accompanied his father, John H. Hall, to Randolph County, Missouri in 1840. He studied law there and was admitted to the bar at Huntsville in 1841, commencing his law practice in Sparta in 1842. He was appointed circuit attorney in 1843 and served for several years. Hall was elected to Congress in 1847. During the Mexican War, Hall enlisted as a private in the First Missouri Cavalry Regiment and later was promoted to lieutenant. He was appointed by General Kearney, together with Col. Alexander Doniphan, to construct the code of civil laws known as the Kearney Code in both English and Spanish for the territory annexed from Mexico during the war. In October he accompanied the famous Mormon Battalion on its march to California, thereafter he returned to Missouri and assumed his seat in Congress.

I grew up in Randolph County, Mo.
 
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