man Elder Joseph Leonard Hall‏‎    , son of Enoch Mahlon Hall and Nancy Hampton‏.
Nickname: Joe, born ‎29 Mar 1865 at Shelby Creek, Pike, Kentucky, United States, died ‎20 Oct 1928 at Letcher, Kentucky, United States The circumstances of the death of Joe Hall were reported in the Mountain Eagle of 25 October 1928, as transcribed below.

Late Baptist Preacher and Post Master Kills Self

Word from Millstine (sic) reached town Saturday morning stating Joe Hall, about sixty years of age and for about forty years occasionally a minister of the old Baptist Church had on the night before shot himself, dying instantly. Why he had committed this act no one seems to know. His wife says that for some days he had been unwell and had been acting strange. About two o'clock in the morning he arose from a fitful sleep, walked from the room to the out side and fired the fatal shot. Before she could reach him life was extinct. The ball entered his right temple and passed through his brain.

Joe Hall had been Postmaster at Millstone for a great number of years. An upright and strict business man, there was none better. He had been married as many as six times and leaves two or three still living wives. He also leaves a number of children.

Joe Hall belonged to an excellent family. Worry and broken health lead (sic) to his taking his own life. We extend sympathies to those left behind.
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The attribution of his death as a suicide has long been disputed by members of his family. There were no signs of despondency. Further, he had reported to his son and daughter-in-law, Alvin and Mary Hall, one week earlier that the gun he always kept in the store had been stolen.

In a recollection by granddaughter Opal (Hall) Holbrook on 27 May 2004, the undertaker, Mr. Swisher, came to the home on Millstone and prepared the body for burial. The bullet was removed by Mr. Swisher and given to Joe's son, William Basil Hall. The bullet was of a caliber consistent with that of the missing gun.

Many family members have always asserted he was shot in his bed through an open window. The bullet reportedly passed through his head and lodged in his arm, indicating the possibility that he was lying on his side with his arm resting under his head.

However, in the absence of obvious evidence or eyewitness statements, no further official investigations occurred.
‎, 63 years, death cause: of a gunshot wound, officially reported as self-inflicted,, buried ‎ at Millstone, Letcher, Kentucky, United States On his tombstone, his name is recorded as Joe Hall. His tombstone was inscribed with the following message: "A friend to his country and believer in Christ".

To the left of his grave is that of his daughter, Pricy. To the left of Pricy's grave is that of Lettie Craft Hall, his second wife. To the left of Lettie's grave is that of Joe's son Leonard S. Hall.



. Occupation: ‎between 1889 and 1928; a preacher, farmer, store operator, and occasional postmaster at Craftsville (Millstone), KY The store and post office were supposedly at the junction of the left and right forks of Millstone Creek, where the D. V. Bentley residence is now located, according to Robert Holbrook, who remembered visiting him there.

Married ‎16 Sep 1879 at Pike, Kentucky, United States (7 years married) to:

woman Sarah Caudill‏‎    , daughter of Matthew Caudill and Elizabeth Tackett‏.
Born ‎± 1856 at Pike, Kentucky, United States, died ‎8 Aug 1887 at Pike, Kentucky, United States‎, approximately 31 years, death cause: during the birth of her son Alvin, buried ‎ at Shelby Creek, Pike, Kentucky, United States This information was provided by Pearl Hall, half-sister of Joe Hall.

Children:

1.
woman Mary Ellen Hall‏
Born ‎4 Oct 1880 at Pike, Kentucky, United States, died ‎22 Jan 1948 at Letcher, Kentucky, United States‎, 67 years, buried ‎ at Colson, Letcher, Kentucky, United States
2.
woman Arminda Hall‏
Nickname: Mintie, born ‎25 Apr 1882 at ,Pike, Kentucky, died ‎26 Jan 1945 at ,, Kentucky‎, 62 years
3.
woman Anzie Hall‏
Born ‎29 Oct 1883 at Pike, Kentucky, United States, died ‎28 Apr 1907 at Letcher, Kentucky, United States‎, 23 years, buried ‎1907 at Mayking, Letcher, Kentucky, United States
4.
woman Isabelle Hall‏
Nickname: Belle, born ‎30 Jul 1885, died ‎28 Feb 1923‎, 37 years
5.
man Alvin Hall‏    
Born ‎8 Aug 1887 at Pike, Kentucky, United States, died ‎27 Dec 1974 at Whitesburg, Letcher, Kentucky, United States‎, 87 years, buried ‎ at Whitesburg, Letcher, Kentucky, United States. Occupation: ‎ at Letcher, Kentucky, United States; farmer and coal miner Alvin Hall worked as a coal loader for Elkhorn Collieries Corporation until he was pinned under a slate fall on 2 November 1939. The accident occurred in a mine at Farraday, Letcher County, KY. His Workmen's Compensation Board claim indicated that, at the time of the accident, he was paid on a tonnage basis, and he had earned approximately $90 every two weeks for his labors prior to the accident.

As a result of that accident, which severely broke his foot, ankle, and spine, he was awarded a worker's compensation settlement in the sum of $1,200 for his total disability.

He was a member of the United Mine Workers Union, District 30, Local No. 5810.

In the years following his disabling mine accident, he worked a farm, first at the family home at the head of Thornton Creek, and then at his last residence on Craft's Colly. In December 1942 (during the Second World War), he and Mary were presented a Certificate of Achievement in the "Live-At-Home Program" of the University of Kentucky Agricultural Extension Service, for producing 75% of the food needed by the family during 1942.


2nd marriage
man Elder Joseph Leonard Hall‏‎    , son of Enoch Mahlon Hall and Nancy Hampton‏.

Married ‎30 Aug 1889 at Letcher, Kentucky, United States (15 years married) to:

woman Letitia Craft‏‎, daughter of Enoch Arden Craft and Mary Caudill‏.
Nickname: Lettie, born ‎21 Apr 1872 at Letcher, Kentucky, United States, died ‎27 Mar 1905 at Letcher, Kentucky, United States In apparent anger and grief at the infidelities of her husband, she hanged herself in the barn on the property of her father, Enoch "Chunk" Craft.‎, 32 years, death cause: a suicide, buried ‎ at Millstone, Letcher, Kentucky, United States

Children:

1.
woman Mary Ann Hall‏
Nickname: Polly, born ‎20 Sep 1890 at Millstone, Letcher, Kentucky, United States, died ‎5 Aug 1986 at Pike, Kentucky, United States‎, 95 years
2.
man Leonard S. Hall‏‎
Born ‎16 Dec 1891 at Floyd, Kentucky, United States, died ‎24 Jul 1908 at Letcher, Kentucky, United States He committed suicide, reportedly over a girlfriend.
‎, 16 years, buried ‎ at Millstone, Letcher, Kentucky, United States
3.
woman Rachel Virginia Hall‏
Born ‎10 Jun 1894 at Millstone, Letcher, Kentucky, United States, died ‎30 Jan 1968 at Whitesburg, Letcher, Kentucky, United States‎, 73 years, buried ‎2 Feb 1968 at Mayking, Letcher, Kentucky, United States
She was a member of the Old Laurel Grove Primitive Baptist Church, Norton, VA.
4.
man Enoch Mahlon Hall‏
Nickname: Malan, born ‎10 Aug 1896 at Letcher, Kentucky, United States, died ‎4 Jan 1971 at Jefferson, Kentucky, United States Recorded in Vol. 3, Death Vol. 71, Certificate 1044.‎, 74 years, buried ‎ at Whitesburg, Letcher, Kentucky, United States
5.
woman Nancy Alice Hall‏
Nickname: Nan, born ‎5 Mar 1899 at Letcher, Kentucky, United States, died ‎28 Sep 1975 at Letcher, Kentucky, United States‎, 76 years, buried ‎ at Millstone, Letcher, Kentucky, United States
6.
man Elder William Basil Hall‏
Born ‎19 Jun 1900 at Millstone, Letcher, Kentucky, United States, died ‎6 Mar 1984 at Fayette, Kentucky, United States‎, 83 years, buried ‎8 Mar 1984 at Richmond, Madison, Kentucky, United States
Basil was in the grocery store business for 55-60 years in Letcher County. His last store was located on Main Street of Whitesburg.

He served as a school trustee and chairman of the Letcher County Board of Education.


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Basil was in the grocery store business for 55-60 years in Letcher County. His last store was located on Main Street of Whitesburg.

He served as a school trustee and chairman of the Letcher County Board of Education.
7.
woman Pricy Hall‏‎
Born ‎21 Jan 1904 at Millstone, Letcher, Kentucky, United States, died ‎15 Jan 1905 at Millstone, Letcher, Kentucky, United States‎, 0 years, buried ‎ at Millstone, Letcher, Kentucky, United States


3rd marriage
man Elder Joseph Leonard Hall‏‎    , son of Enoch Mahlon Hall and Nancy Hampton‏.

Married ‎22 Apr 1905 at Letcher, Kentucky, United States (23 years married) to:

woman Drusilla Craft‏‎
Nickname: Sillar, born ‎19 Dec 1861 at Kentucky, United States, died ‎4 Jul 1942 at Letcher, Kentucky, United States‎, 80 years, buried ‎ at Thornton, Letcher, Kentucky, United States, 1st marriage to: Miles Mayo Adams, ‎2nd marriage to: Elder Joseph Leonard Hall


4th marriage
man Elder Joseph Leonard Hall‏‎    , son of Enoch Mahlon Hall and Nancy Hampton‏.

Married ‎20 May 1916 at Letcher, Kentucky, United States (12 years married) to:

woman Dianah Cornelia Webb‏‎, daughter of Annanias F. Webb and Henrietta Polly‏.
Born ‎6 Aug 1882, died ‎11 Sep 1969 at Letcher, Kentucky, United States‎, 87 years, buried ‎14 Sep 1969 at Thornton, Letcher, Kentucky, United States, 1st marriage to: Joseph Estes Cashion, ‎2nd marriage to: Elder Joseph Leonard Hall, 3rd married/ related to: Elder Joseph Leonard Hall

Children:

1.
man Russell Hall‏, Nickname: Russell Webb
Born ‎± 1911 at Kentucky, United States
2.
man Charlie Hall‏, Nickname: Charlie Webb
Born ‎± 1913 at Letcher, Kentucky, United States
3.
woman Josephine Hall‏
Born ‎± 1918 at Letcher, Kentucky, United States
4.
woman Henrietta Hall‏
Nickname: Ritter, born ‎12 Nov 1920 at Letcher, Kentucky, United States, died ‎Nov 1991‎, 70 or 71 years


5th marriage
man Elder Joseph Leonard Hall‏‎    , son of Enoch Mahlon Hall and Nancy Hampton‏.

Married ‎1 Aug 1918 at Letcher, Kentucky, United States The marriage license listed Joe Hall's age as 52, marital status as widower, and occupation as farmer. Dianna C. Webb's age was given as 30 and her marital status was divorced.

This marriage was solemnized at Horn, KY by N. W. Meade.
(10 years married) to:

woman Martha Ann Tackett‏‎, daughter of Wilson Tackett and Rhoda E. Hampton‏.
Born ‎27 Apr 1897 at Letcher, Kentucky, United States, died ‎24 Nov 1967 at Jenkins, Letcher, Kentucky, United States‎, 70 years, buried ‎26 Nov 1967 at Millstone, Letcher, Kentucky, United States, ‎1st marriage to: Elder Joseph Leonard Hall, 2nd marriage to: William Newsom

Children:

1.
woman Hazel Hall‏
Born ‎28 May 1919 at Letcher, Kentucky, United States, died ‎10 Sep 2013‎, 94 years
2.
woman Lettie D. Hall‏
Born ‎1922 at Letcher, Kentucky, United States, died ‎10 May 1983 at Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States‎, 60 or 61 years


6th marriage/ relation
man Elder Joseph Leonard Hall‏‎    , son of Enoch Mahlon Hall and Nancy Hampton‏.

Married/ Related to:

woman Dianah Cornelia Webb‏‎, daughter of Annanias F. Webb and Henrietta Polly‏.
Born ‎6 Aug 1882, died ‎11 Sep 1969 at Letcher, Kentucky, United States‎, 87 years, buried ‎14 Sep 1969 at Thornton, Letcher, Kentucky, United States, 1st marriage to: Joseph Estes Cashion, 2nd marriage to: Elder Joseph Leonard Hall, ‎3rd married/ related to: Elder Joseph Leonard Hall

To submit corrections or additions: Dan Mohn