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Jacob R. Hall Donated by: Debbie Turley Schmidt
Keokuk Co. Iowa History- p. 738 Steward of County Poor Farm 12 Years --Hall, J. R. farmer, Sec. 33; P. O. Sigourney; born in Logan county, Ohio, October 2, 1830; there he was raised, following the occupation of farmer, which he continued until 1865; he then came to this county and settled near Springfield; he remained there for two years and then went to German township in 1867; was appointed steward of the county poor farm, and remained in that position for twelve years; during that time all of the improvements were made; in 1874 he settled where he now resides; owns 136 acres of land under good cultivation; November, 1853 he was married to Miss Elizabeth Sapp; she was born April 27, 1829; by this union they have seven children: George W., Alice M., Oliver S., Frank B., William C., Mary E. and Lucinda E.; lost one: Charles. Mr. Hall is a member of the A. O. U. W. lodge.