Died: 1844-09-05 Circleville, Illinois
Flourished: 1830-1838 Sangamon County, Illinois
In November 1835, Hall stated in his will that he planned to travel south for his health, leaving his children in Springfield, Illinois. At the time of his death, he owned forty acres of timberland in Sangamon County, 180 acres of land in Tazewell County, and a lot with a house on it in Springfield, from all of which he received rent. His estate was worth almost $3,000.
Will Record A (1830-1844), 115-18, William Hall Probate File, Box 33, Tazewell County Probate Justice of the Peace Court, Papers of Abraham Lincoln Book Edition Files and Cases Files, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, Springfield, IL. The original probate file is housed Tazewell County Courthouse, Pekin IL; U.S. Census Office, Fifth Census of the United States (1830), Sangamon County, IL, 210; Promissory Note of John Hay and Others to the State Bank of Illinois; Sangamo Journal (Springfield, IL), 26 September 1844, 2:7.