Montreville Jefferson Hall

Full Name: Montreville Jefferson Hall
Date of birth: April 3, 1819
Date of death: May 11, 1871

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 15 Nov 7, 1853 - Nov 5, 1855 5th     Marshall / Harrison   Harrison

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 5th Legislature - Roll of Members, M.J. Hall, age 34, native state Tennessee, emigrated from Alabama in 1842, lawyer, postoffice Marshall, Harrison County. House Journal.

Biographical Sketches

  • HALL, MONTREVILLE JEFFERSON (1819-1871). Born 4/3/1819 in Alabama; died 5/11/1871 in Harrison County, Texas. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Texas Historical Commission application for official Texas historical marker, Harrison County, Edgemont, 1/11/1982, includes essay "Edgemont" by Max S. Lale about the plantation home built by Montraville Jefferson (Mont) Hall (native of Virginia, born 4/13/1819), genealogy of the Hall family, and Hall's service as state representative from Harrison County. Stephen F. Austin State University.

Military Service Notes

Other Resources

  • M.J. Hall, burial in Marshall Cemetery, Marshall, Harrison County. Grave marker illegible. Find a Grave.
  • The Secession Crisis, 1860-1861: Marshall's mayor appointed "three current or former Democratic state legislators" to a resolutions committee, including Pendleton Murrah, M.J. Hall, and J.M. Clough, p. 184. A Southern Community in Crisis: Harrison County, Texas, 1850-1880, 1983.
  • Historical marker, Edgemont, Marshall, Harrison County. "Virginia native Montraville 'Mont' Hall (1819-71) had this Greek revival plantation house built shortly after moving to Harrison County in 1844 . . . His political career included service in the Texas Legislature and the 1861 State Secession Convention." Texas Historic Sites Atlas (Texas Historical Commission).
  • M.J. Hall, birth date 4/8/1819, death date 5/11/1871, obelisk monument with Octavia Virginia, Cornelia Emma, and Thomas Brandon Hall. Cemetery transcription, Marshall Cemetery, Harrison County, TXGenWeb Project.

Committee Information top

5th R.S. - 1853
Internal Improvements (Chair) 
Judicial Districts  
Judiciary  

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