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Montreville Jefferson Hall

Full Name: Montreville Jefferson Hall
Birth date: April 3, 1819
Death date: May 11, 1871

Terms of Service

  • House, 5th Legislature
    11/7/1853 - 11/5/1855

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 5th Legislature - Roll of Members, M.J. Hall, age 34, native state Tennessee, emigrated from Alabama in 1842, lawyer, postoffice Marshall, Harrison County. House Journal .

Other Resources

  • The Secession Crisis, 1860-1861: Marshall's mayor appointed "three current or former Democratic state legislators" to a resolutions committee, including Pendleton Murrah, M.J. Hall, and J.M. Clough, p. 184. A Southern Community in Crisis: Harrison County, Texas, 1850-1880 1983.
  • M.J. Hall, burial in Marshall Cemetery, Marshall, Harrison County. Grave marker illegible. Find a Grave .
  • HALL, MONTREVILLE JEFFERSON (1819-1871). Born 4/3/1819 in Alabama; died 5/11/1871 in Harrison County, Texas. Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Confederate States Army, Colonel; assistant treasurer for the Confederacy in Texas. Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Texas Historical Commission application for official Texas historical marker, Harrison County, Edgemont, 1/11/1982, includes essay "Edgemont" by Max S. Lale about the plantation home built by Montraville Jefferson (Mont) Hall (native of Virginia, born 4/13/1819), genealogy of the Hall family, and Hall's service as state representative from Harrison County. Stephen F. Austin State University .
  • Historical marker, Edgemont, Marshall, Harrison County. "Virginia native Montraville 'Mont' Hall (1819-71) had this Greek revival plantation house built shortly after moving to Harrison County in 1844 . . . His political career included service in the Texas Legislature and the 1861 State Secession Convention." Texas Historic Sites Atlas (Texas Historical Commission) .
  • M.J. Hall, birth date 4/8/1819, death date 5/11/1871, obelisk monument with Octavia Virginia, Cornelia Emma, and Thomas Brandon Hall. Cemetery transcription, Marshall Cemetery, Harrison County, TXGenWeb Project .

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