John Edward Hall

18 July 1821 – 8 April 1893

The town’s first permanent settlers were William and Polly (Friend) Arthur, who arrived in 1860. The first post office in Webster County was Fort Lick, present-day Webster Springs. The postmaster at the time was a man by the name of John W. Hall.

John Hall and a man named Mr. Skidmore drilled the first salt sulfur well in Webster County. The popular name of this well was ‘Old Spring.’ The salt sulfur well helped make Webster Springs a popular summer tourist location during the 19th and early 20th Century.

The town of Webster Springs (Fort Lick) had four total springs; The Addison McLaughlin Well, Old Fork Lick Spring, the Tracy Well, and the Wm. Smith Well. The wells were famous because people believed that the water from the wells had medicinal qualities. People frequently use the springs to treat conditions such as psoriasis, eczema, acne, and arthritis.

Marriage: 19 March 1846

Lewis, Virginia

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Levi Morgan Hall

29 March 1847

Nicholas, Virginia‚Äč

5 April 1934

Holly, West Virginia

m: C. Alkire - 1868
m: V. Schrader - 1878

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George Thomas Hall

25 December 1849

Virginia

29 May 1932

Holly, West Virginia

m: C. Lough - 1869

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Mary Ellen Hall

about 1853

Nicholas, Virginia

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Martha A. Hall

about 1854

Nicholas, Virginia

23 July 1899

Webster, West Virginia

m: J. Clifton

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John W. Hall

13 February 1854

Braxton, Virginia

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Julia A. Hall

July 1856

Braxton, Virginia

5 November 1900

Webster, West Virginia

m: W. Brooks

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Harriet Frances Hall

16 April 1858

Webster Springs, West Virginia

1 September 1935

Jumbo, West Virginia

m: Cutlip

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Henry Duncan Hall

28 February 1860

Holly, West Virginia

30 November 1939

Diana, West Virginia

m: M. Carpenter - 1881

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Elizabeth J. Hall

about 1864

Addison, West Virginia

October 1888

Diana, West Virginia

m: Coe

Francena Cutlip

Marriage: after 1867

Webster, West Virginia

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Jasper Newton Hall

30 November 1939

Diana, West Virginia

m: M. Carpenter - 1881

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James Hall

30 November 1939

Diana, West Virginia

m: M. Carpenter - 1881

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Penina J. Hall

October 1888

Diana, West Virginia

m: Coe

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Virginia Hall

October 1888

Diana, West Virginia

m: Coe

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Ballard Preston Hall

30 November 1939

Diana, West Virginia

m: M. Carpenter - 1881

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Mary Etta Hall

October 1888

Diana, West Virginia

m: Coe