FROM: The History of Gallatin, Saline, Hamilton, Franklin, and Williamson Counties, Illinois (Chicago: Goodspeed Publishing Co., 1887).  P. 703-704.

           C. M Hall, farmer, was born October 14, 1852, in Hamilton County, the third of nine children of Col H. W. and Julia (McLean) Hall, the former Scotch-Irish in origin, born in Hamilton County, in 1827, and the latter of the same descent, born in Franklin County. In 1848 they were married in Franklin County, and settled in Knight's Prairie Precinct, now Flannigan Township, where they have since reside. The father served in the Mexican and civil wars, in the latter of which he was twice wounded. Our subject was educated at Ewing College, Asbury University, Ind., and graduated from the commercial department of Hamilton College. When seventeen he began teaching, and continued five winters successfully. He also engaged in trading, and when twenty-nine left home and married, settling on his farm in Knights Prairie, where he remained until 1884. He then exchanged a portion of his farm for one in Section 18 and 19, where he settled. His wife, Mary, daughter of J. William D. Huntinger, was born about 1861 in Jefferson County, Ill. Their children are Arthur, Fred, and John. Although having received some help our subject has accumulated much by his own ability, and now owns about 450 acres of good land. He is now situated on a finely cultivated farm of 237 acres. He is a Republican and first voted for Grant in 1872. He is a member of the F. & A. M., Polk Lodge, No.137, and his wife is a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

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