Obed Hall

Obed Hall (December 23, 1757 – April 1, 1828) was an American politician and a United States Representative from New Hampshire.

Obed Hall
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Hampshire's At-large district
In office
March 4, 1811 – March 3, 1813
Preceded byWilliam Hale
Succeeded byWilliam Hale
Member of the New Hampshire Senate
In office
Member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Born(1757-12-23)December 23, 1757
Raynham, Bristol County
Massachusetts, USA
DiedJune 25, 1835(1835-06-25) (aged 77)
Bartlett, Carroll County
New Hampshire, USA
Resting placeGarland Ridge Cemetery (first)
Evergreen Cemetery (second)
Portland, Cumberland County, Maine, USA
Political partyDemocratic-Republican
Spouse(s)Abigail Dean Hall
Eliza Fox Hall
ParentsJonathan Hall
Lydia Hall

Early lifeEdit

Born in Raynham, Bristol County, Massachusetts, Hall later moved to Madbury and then to Bartlett, Carroll County, New Hampshire and engaged in agricultural pursuits.


Since travel at that time was hazardous, Hall became an innkeeper at his farm, which was considered benefactor to the traveling public rather than businessman. Mr Hall was one of two appointed as Surveyor of Highways petitioned the General Court in 1793 for a tax of one penney per acre to be used for the improvement of roads within the town.[1]

A member of the board of selectmen, Hall served as a member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives. He was appointed judge of the court of common pleas by Governor John Taylor Gilman in 1805, solicitor and Sheriff in 1812.[2]

Elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Twelfth Congress, Hall served as United States Representative for the state of New Hampshire from (March 4, 1811 – March 3, 1813). He was a member of the New Hampshire Senate in 1819.


Hall died in Bartlett, Carroll County, New Hampshire, on April 1, 1828 (age 70 years, 100 days). Originally, he was interred at Garland Ridge Cemetery, Near Bartlett, Carroll County, New Hampshire. He was reinterred at Evergreen Cemetery, Portland, Maine.[3]

Family lifeEdit

Son of Jonathan and Lydia Leonard Hall, he married Abigail Dean on May 6, 1784.[4] After her death on November 10, 1804, he married Eliza Fox on June 11, 1805. After Hall's death, Eliza married Richard Odell in November 1832 and moved to Portland, Maine.[5]


  1. ^ "Obed Hall". Bartlett Historical Society, Bartlett, New Hampshire. Retrieved 30 July 2014.
  2. ^ Jenks, George E. New Hampshire Register and Political Manual. McFarland & Jenks, 1870. p. 228. Retrieved 30 July 2014.
  3. ^ "Obed Hall". 2014 Geni.com. Retrieved 30 July 2014.
  4. ^ New-England Historic. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register,: Volume 51 1897, Volume 51. Heritage Books, 1998. p. 290. Retrieved 30 July 2014.
  5. ^ "Obed Hall". 2008-2014 4 Hall Cousins. Retrieved 30 July 2014.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
William Hale
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Hampshire

Succeeded by
William Hale