Born: 1794-03-18 Virginia
Flourished: Menard County, Illinois
Hall married Susannah Tice in Virginia. In 1828 Hall moved his family from Virginia to Missouri, and by 1829 they had settled in the area that would later become the village of Athens in Menard County, Illinois. In 1860, Hall's farm and land in rural Menard County were valued at over $12,000.
U.S. Census Office, Fifth Census of the United States (1830), Sangamon County, IL, 192; U.S. Census Office, Eighth Census of the United States (1860), Menard County, IL, 3; Gravestone, Joel Hall Cemetery, Athens, IL; History of Menard and Mason Counties, Illinois, 334, 721.