HALL & SELLERS


two thirds dollar

        Contributed by: ED SELLERS
           EdSellers@aol.com

In mid December the state of Texas had an auction of unclaimed items
from safe deposit boxes. I had the winning bid on the above item. It is a
piece of Colonial currency printed in Philadelphia in 1776 by Hall &
SELLERS.
The above is a second generation scan of each side, but you can still read
most of the details.
I think most of our Sellers will enjoy seeing this item.
Ed Sellers


CREATED/PUBLISHED
Philadelphia : Printed by Hall and Sellers, [1779]



From
Charlotte sellers <csellers@hsonline.net>
<http://www.alexautographs.com/colrev.htm>
> Alexander Autographs
>
> "...a seven dollar New Jersey state note printed by Hall & SELLERS,
> Philadelphia, 1780."



510. DAVID BREARLY (1745 - 1790) Revolutionary War officer and jurist, a signer of the
Constitution. D.S., a one-dollar New Jersey State note printed by Hall and Sellers, Philadelphia, 1780.
Also signed by PHILEMON DICKINSON, the brother of John Dickinson who was commended by
Washington for harassing the British before the battle of Monmouth. Overall good to very good.
$100-150



 WATSON'S  ANNALS  of  PHILADELPHIA  and  PENNSYLVANIA
                                    Vol. I    Written 1830 - 1850
In 1764 Dr. Franklin is sent to England to act as agent for the province.
He is sent in consequence of the difference with Governor John Penn
concerning taxing the proprietary estates.
  In consequence of thus going abroad, his interest in the Pennsylvania
Gazette ceases, and is continued by D. Hall first, and by Hall and Sellers
afterwards.



Area History: Chapter 13 - Part II, Vol II - Watson's Annals of Philadelphia And Pennsylvania, 1857

The Gazette of Hall and Sellers was continued by James Robertson, under
the name of "the Royal Pennsylvania Gazette" at $3 per annum.  On the 26th
May 1778 (his last number) he says he must suspend its publication for some
time !  The Gazette, in his hands, frequently announced events occurring in
the "rebel army" and all they state respecting the American incidents, they
called rebel transactions.  "Rebel hills and rebel dales, by rebel bands
surrounded."



The Twentieth Century Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans:
Volume V
         H
         Hall, David

         HALL, David, printer, was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1714.
He learned the printer's trade in his
         native city and worked in London, emigrating to America about
1747, He was a partner with Benjamin
         Franklin in the printing business in Philadelphia, Pa.,
1748-66, when he printed the Pennsylvania
         Gazette, and with William Sellers, 1766-72, when he was the
printer of the Continental money issued
         by congress, and continued the publication of the Gazette. He
was also a stationer and bookseller on
         his own account. He was succeeded by his sons William and
David, who, after the death of William
         Sellers, became known as "William and David Hall, printers,"
and they were succeeded by William
         Hall, Jr., printer. William Hall was a member of the
Pennsylvania legislature several years. David Hall,
         Sr., died in Philadelphia, Pa., Dec. 24, 1772.



Military: Post Rev War: Philadelphia City Muster Rolls, Philadelphia Militia, 1st Battalion 1783-1790
Pa. Archives, Vol. III-6th Series
Hall, David
Sellers, David
Sellers, John
Sellers, Nathan



Colonial and Revolutionary Families of Pennsylvania, Volumes I-III
                                       Duane Family

 When a little over forty years of age, Franklin retired from business, keeping however an interest in his printing establishment, but leaving
   the management entirely to his partner, David Hall. At a later period Franklin's private fortune was estimated to be, next to that of
  Washington, the largest in the American colonies, and some of his valuable real estate on Market Street is still in the possession of his
                                        descendants.



The Twentieth Century Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans: Volume V
         H
         Hall, David

         HALL, David, printer, was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1714. He learned the printer's trade in his
         native city and worked in London, emigrating to America about 1747, He was a partner with Benjamin
         Franklin in the printing business in Philadelphia, Pa., 1748-66, when he printed the Pennsylvania
         Gazette, and with William Sellers, 1766-72, when he was the printer of the Continental money issued
         by congress, and continued the publication of the Gazette. He was also a stationer and bookseller on
         his own account. He was succeeded by his sons William and David, who, after the death of William
         Sellers, became known as "William and David Hall, printers," and they were succeeded by William
         Hall, Jr., printer. William Hall was a member of the Pennsylvania legislature several years. David Hall,
         Sr., died in Philadelphia, Pa., Dec. 24, 1772.



DAVID HALL BORN 1714 SCOTLAND DIED PHIL, PA 1772  entered into business
with WILLIAM SELLERS in 1766 PHIL. PA  as HALL AND SELLERS. and after
DAVID HALL DIED IN 1772, HIS sons WM AND DAVID HALL became partners with
WM SELLERS.

marie sellers hollinger wrote:

> SO this WM SELLERS was probably 21 and born before 1745.
>
> EPISCOPAL CHRIST CHURCH of PHIL, PA
>
> WILLIAM HAMILTON SELLERS born/bap 3-25-1754 to *WM  and ANN SELLERS
> ROBERT BULLY SELLERS born 7-15-1762 to *Wm and Sarah SELLERS
> GEO SOLLORS born/bap 3-21-1773 to FREDRICK/MARY SOLLORS
>
> (William SELLERS married Sarah BALLEY/BULLEY Jan 5,
> 1762-Phil,Pa/ChristChurch)
> (some place I saw this referred to as possible BAILEY, msh)
> ========
> *Quite possible our WM SELLERS, partner of HALL
>
> 1754 PHILADELPHIA CO, PA
> JOHANNES ZELLER
> LUDWIG WILHELM ZELLER
>
> (could this be WILLIAM?) DO, we have ANY info on this family, maybe in
> our ZELLER pages?
> OR any info on this family appreciated.
> marie, iowa



1790 PHIL CO, PA
NAME - MALES 16+ - MALES -16 - ALL FEMALES-OTHER FREE-SLAV

SELLARS, DAVID, page 232, Coachmaker, 1-1-5
SELLARS, NATHAN, page 226, Cardmaker 2-2-5
SELLARS, WILLIAM, page 227, Printer, 4-1-4 =
4 males over 16 = bef 1774
1 male under 16 = 1774/1790
4 females
SELLERS, JOHN,page 233, Currier, 2-1-3
SELLERS, JOHN, page 242, Currier/Shop, (all blank)
SELLERS, WILLIAM, Page 215, 1-2-1-1 =
male over 16=bef 1774
2 males under 16 = 1774/1790
1 female
1 free
ADAM SELTARS, PAGE 233, =

ZEILER, JOHN, page 214, 3-0-7
ZELLER, DANIEL and PHILIP, page 214, (together) 3-2-4
(Bunting next)
ZELLER, MARY, page 215, 0-0-3
ZELLER, PHILIP, PAGE 214=

HALLS - just ones with occupations listed
JOHN HALL & c , page 224, 2-2-5 (don't know what the "& c " means)
JOHN HALL, PAGE 225, SHOP KEEPER, 2-1-5
JOHN HALL, PAGE 238, CARPENTER, 3-3-5
PHILIP HALL, PAGE 229, BUTCHER, 2-0-3
WILLIAM HALL, PAGE 225 PRINTER, 3-2-3
=====

October 31, 1765 The Pennsylvania Gazette
ITEM #37043
October 31, 1765
The Pennsylvania Gazette
 

Imported in the Myrtilla, Captain Caton, from London, and to
be sold by WILLIAM << SELLERS>> , At his Shop, in Arch street,
between Second and Third streets, two Doors above Isaac Jones,
Esq; a neat Assortment of Books and Stationary, among which
are, BIBLES and Prayer books; GobbsArchitecture; Price
Carpentry; LoveSurveying; Robertson, Wilsonand
PatounNavigation; HerveyLetters and Meditations; Ditto
Letters to Westley; NewcombeHervey; Cole, Dyche,
Baileyand JohnsonDictionaries; FenningBook of
Knowledge; Spectator, Guardian and Tatler; The Rambler,
Universal and Female Spectator, Adventures of a Guinea, &c.
&c. Virgil, Horace and Ovid Delphini, and various other School
books; an Assortment of Chapman Books and small Histories; a
Collection of the best Plays single, and Variety of
entertaining and instructive little Books for Children.

Also Writing Paper of different Sorts, by the Ream or
smaller Quantity, embossed and marbled Ditto, Parchment, Ink
powder, Quills, Sealing wax, and Wafers, Memorandum books,
Scales and Dividers, Slates and Slate Pencils, Leaden Ink
pots, black Lead Pencils, Penknives, Temple Spectacles,
Variety of Copper plate Copies, Blank books, &c. &c.
=======
a couple of older wills mentions these names of John and William SELLERS=
1777/1788
ABEL MOORE, BLOCKLEY TWN, CO, OF PHIL, WIFE HANNAH MOORE
WIT =WM SELLERS, J. SELLERS, EDWARD WILLIAMS
====
1771/1782 PHIL CO, PA
PHILOTESIA STRETTTELL, WIDOW with kids living in England
WM SELLERS, witness
====

Pennsylvania Wills, 1682-1834

BOWMAN, JACOB.  Germantown. Co. of Phila. Cedar cooper.
September 1, 1796.  January 22, 1798.  X.689.
Wife: Barbara. Children: William, Daniel, Jacob, Elizabeth [Wife of
Levi Jones]. Catharine [Wife of John Sellers - Late wife of Henry
Sink]. Sarah [Wife of Jacob Reiger]. Grandchildren: Jacob Sink, and
Children of Daughters - of Elizabeth and Sarah and of Sons William,
Daniel and Jacob Bowman. Exec: Wife Barbara and Son William Bowman.
Wit: John Huston and William Holbe.
  ------------------------------------------------------------------------

JAN 14,1800 PHIL CO, PA
HANNAH MOORE, BLOCKLEY TWN, CO OF PHIL
SIL = MARTHA CHAPMAN
JOHN SELLERS, WIT



FROM STEVEN
        Steve Bailey <scbailey55@hotmail.com>
http://www.ghgcorp.com/sellers/sellers/html/index.html
A Century of Lawmaking, 1774-1873

On motion, by Mr. White,

Ordered, That the Secretary make a like communication to the House of Representatives.

Mr. Leib presented the memorial of William Hall, surviving partner of Hall and Sellers, and Robert B. Sellers, administrator to
the estate of William Sellers, deceased, stating the services rendered by Hall and Sellers, printers to Congress during the
Revolutionary war, in printing bills of credit, certificates, &c. &c. and praying to be allowed a considerable balance which
remains due to them; and the memorial was read.

The President communicated the report of the Postmaster General, made in obedience to the act of the 21st April, 1808,
concerning public contracts; together with his report on unproductive routes, pursuant to the 30th section of the act to establish
the post office; and the reports were read.

Ordered, That they severally lie for consideration.

Mr. Tiffin, from the committee, reported the bill to extend the time for making payments for the public lands of the United
States correctly engrossed; and the bill was read the third time.

Resolved, That this bill pass, and that the title thereof be "An act to extend the time for making payments for the public lands of
the United States."



Sellersgen@aol.com wrote:

> Is William Sellers of Hall and Sellers, Printers the same man as William
> Sellers, publisher of the Pennsylvania Gazette from 4-26-1775 to
4-30-1783?
> I find William Sellers being cited as publisher of the Pennsylvania
Gazette
> in Genealogical Helper Magazine, Vol. 30, No. 4.
>



FRANK and ALL,
I am resending this as I DID NOT  mean the WM SELLERS are possibly different families. They easily could be same AND its only WM SELLERS that I can find in records!
 SAMUEL SELLERS (named a son WM in his 1754 will) that I don't even know who this SAMUEL SELLERS  is.
with sons THOMAS, LUKE and  WM
DID the whole family move, maybe South, where we have these names?
and son WM stayed.
SURE could use some help here.

There is a WM SELLERS here later in 1800's - wonder if he could be a child of WM's?.
Didn't find a will for WM SELLERS and don't have land deeds. But, think he lived in town. So need town deeds and who he left his property to?

It is the JOHN SELLERS here,  that I don't know exactly Who he is and how connected. IF he is the one in Delaware Co?
he didn't have a son this age or name AND he didn't have a brother this name.

You had sent some info on this JOHN SELLERS in later letters and that was what I was thinking about! THANKS for sharing, marie, iowa
========

marie sellers hollinger wrote:

FRANK,
It seems to me they are separate famiilies - you have sent some info that needs
checked/followed thro and we thank you.
don't know if we have enough proof  to prove these families? We can continue to
share info/documents.

WE NEED A TIGHTER TIME LINE between 1770 and 1790 if we can find more tax
lists/land deeds/marriages/kids born,more church info ?
marie, iowa
======



Subject:
             Hall and Sellers, Philadelphia/John Sellers

        From: FRANK
           Sellersgen@aol.com

Since seeing the paper currency, and reading the documentation about
Philadelphia and currency on the Sellers webpage, I've been wondering about
the identity of the individual named Sellers in the firm Hall and Sellers.

The DAR record of Marion Edwards Shouse, proved in 1915, says that the
individual was John Sellers, b. 4-19-1728, "a maker of paper currency."
She placed John Sellers as follows:

Born in Darby, PA, m. Ann Gibson 2-26-1749 in Darby, PA.  Son of Samuel
Sellers and Sarah Smith.  Grandson of original English immigrant Samuel
Sellers and his wife Anna Gibbons.

A person can also consult Oberholtzer's book "Philadelphia," which says
John Sellers was named by the Pennsylvania Legislature in 1761 to be the
official observor of the passage of the planet Venus.  Next, he was elected to the
Pennsylvania Provincial Assembly (Legislature) from Chester County from
1767 to 1771 and again in 1776.  He was a member of the Constitutional
Convention of 1790.  Mrs. Shouse also found he was a Deputy to the Provincial
Convention held at Philadelphia, July 15th, 1774, from Chester County (she cited
Pennsylvania Archives, 2nd series, Vol. III, pg. 590, Edition of 1890).

Oberholtzer writes that John Sellers had to pay for his patriotism.  He was
disowned by the Society of Friends because of the part he took in the
American Revolution, even though it was a noncombatant role.

Mrs. Shouse further said: "John Sellers' active sympathy with the cause of
the Colonies led to his disownment by the Society of Friends, the testimony
against him dealing especially with his having signed paper currency for
carrying on the War."  (See Cope and Ashmead, History of Chester and
Delaware Counties, Vol. I, pg. 195.)

Mrs. Shouse wrote of his later activities: "In 1780, he was one of the
commissioners to build a new courthouse and prison and in 1783 a
commissioner to consider opening canal communication between the Schuylkill and
Susquehanna Rivers."

Children cited were:
Elizabeth, b. 11-4-1749/50, m. Nathan Garrett
Nathan, b. 9-15-1751, m. Elizabeth Coleman
Samuel, b. 12-30-1753, unmarried
David, b. 4-1-1757, m. Rachel Coleman
Sarah, b. 12-10-1759, died in childhood
John, b. 12-1-1762, m. Mary Coleman
James, b. 9-21-1765, died in childhood
George, b. 2-12-1768, m. Ann Evans
Joshua, b. ?-?-1770
Anna, b. ?-?-1774

John Sellers died February 2, 1804, in Darby, PA, according to Mrs. Shouse.



THANK YOU - We need to get a little history on our HALL and SELLERS page. From our Philadelphia, PA     page it appears this could be the same JOHN SELLERS ?
Does AnyOne else have a confirmation on this?
We show his birthday as Sept 19,1728 - Anyone have source of proof on a date?
marie, iowa


        From: JIM
             Jsellars3@aol.com

I have a few published items regarding Hall and Sellers. One is "Extracts
of the diary of Nathan Sellers" from PA Magazine of History and the other is
"Sellers Family" in the book Colonial Families of Pennsylvania which has a
short history of the descendants of Samuel and Anna Gibson Sellers. It has
a lot about the John Sellers mentioned in the previous e-mails.

I have always thought it was John's son Nathan who was the Sellers in "Hall
and Sellers." The diary indicates he was relieved of military duty to
prepare moulds for the paper making business.

The diary mentions this:

"In Congress August 26, 1776
     A petition from sundry paper makers was presented to Congress and read
praying that Nathan Sellers an associator in Colonel Paschall's battalion
and who has marched to New Jersey may be ordered to return home, to make and
prepare suitable moulds, washers & utensils for the carrying on the paper
manufactury.
     Resolved That the prayer of the petition be granted."

The American Paper Making Museum mentions Nathan at:

http://www.ipst.edu/amp/museum_pm_usa.htm

At the following link is a painting by Charles Wilson Peale of Sellers
Hall, the home of these Sellers. I believe it was built by the original
immigrant.
I have read that part of this house still stands as part of the St. Alice
Roman Catholic Church Library.

http://cgfa.kelloggcreek.com/cwpeale/p-cwpeale5.htm

I believe there are a few errors in this story about Hall and Sellers from
the one article. The article mentions that Nathan Sellers went into the
paper making business with a younger brother named David and formed the firm
Nathan and David Sellers. It was actually David Hall who he joined forces with and
formed Hall and Sellers. Nathan's son, Coleman eventually took over the
business when Nathan and David ended their partnership..

I will transcribe these articles and get them to the list. They have a
pretty good history of this family.

Jim Sellars


        From: FRANK
           Sellersgen@aol.com

There is more to the story about Nathan Sellers leaving the Revolutionary
Army to go home to make paper moulds.  As you may have guessed, the paper
moulds which were so important weren't for currency.  They were paper
moulds for making cartridges.

The original reference is actually a petition presented in the Congress of
the United States, August 26, 1776, and approved by Congress.  An extract
of the action of Congress, as recorded in the minutes, was written by
Secretary Charles Thomson.  The news of the approved petition was then carried to the
Army encampment in New Jersey (this was during the Long Island campaign of
1776) and military orders were written on the reverse, signed by Col.
Paschall and Brig. Gen. Daniel Roberdeau.
_____________________________
The extract read:
In Congress August 26th, 1776
A petition from sundry paper makers was presented to Congress and read
praying that Nathan Sellers an associator in Col. Paschall's Battalion and
who has marched to New Jersey may be ordered to return home, to make and
prepare suitable molds, washers, and utensils for carrying on the paper
manufactory.  Resolved that the prayer of the petition be granted.
Extract from the minutes
(Signature)  Chas. Thomson, Sec'y

The military orders written on the back were:
The within Nathan Sellers being discharged the service agreeable to the
within resolve of Congress, he together with his Father John and Brother
Samuel Sellers Messengers on this occasion, having first produced the
permission of the Hon'ble The Committee of the City and Liberties of
Philadelphia to come forward to this camp, they are permitted vix. John
Sellers, the Father, and Nathan and Samuel Sellers, his Sons, to pass from
Hence to Philadelphia.
Headquarters August 30, 1776
(Signature)  Dan'l Roberdeau
            Brigadier General

Jonathan Paschall Col.
_________________________________

This research (and more) on Nathan Sellers was accepted as proof for
membership in the Daughters of the American Revolution from Annah S. H.
Black
of Meyersdale, PA, who became a DAR member on November 17, 1908.  In
addition
to the proving documents from Annah S. H. Black, the DAR had an earlier
member from Nathan Sellers.  She was Mrs. Lui Peal Grimmer of Chattanooga,
TN, who proved these facts in 1894.  Sellers historian Horace W. Sellers of
Ardmore, PA also wrote about these prominent Sellers.

Oberholtzer, in his book "Philadelphia," published in 1907, said Nathan
Sellers was "a surveyor, conveyancer and ensign in a company of
Pennsylvania
Associators which took the field with Gen. Washington in the Long Island
campaign of 1776.  He possessed such skill as a mechanic to induce
Congress,
on the petition of American paper manufacturers, to recall him from
military service so he could manufacture molds for making cartridge paper."

"The Abridged Compendium of American Genealogy," Vol. VI, pg. 822, says his
military unit was "The Flying Camp of Col. Jonathan Paschall's Battalion."
Oberholtzer also identifies this Nathan Sellers as the Nathan Sellers who
was appointed in 1778 to make a military survey of the Delaware River.

Annah S. H. Black proved Nathan's birth, marriage, and death.  He was b.
Sept. 15, 1751 in Upper Darby, Delaware County, PA, and d. July 14, 1830,
in Delaware County, PA.  He married Elizabeth Coleman, May 4, 1779, in
Delaware County, PA.  She found three children:
1.  Coleman, b. 1781, m. Sophonisba Peale
2.  Hannah, b. 12-12-1785, m. Peter Hill in 1824.
3.  Ann, b. ______, never married.

Nathan Sellers' wife Elizabeth Coleman was a descendant of Joseph Coleman,
who arrived in Scituate, MA in 1638, according to the "Abridged Compendium
of American Genealogy," Vol. VI, p. 822.

Nathan's father John Sellers obviously believed in having his sons enter
the family business.  Interestingly, brothers Nathan, David and John, Jr. all
married women named Coleman, viz. Elizabeth, Rachel and Mary.  We have
information on Elizabeth, but not on Rachel and Mary.



DAVID HALL BORN 1714 SCOTLAND DIED PHIL, PA 1772  entered into business
with WILLIAM SELLERS ca 1766 PHIL. PA  as HALL AND SELLERS. and after
DAVID HALL DIED IN 1772, HIS sons WM AND DAVID HALL became partners with
WM SELLERS.

SO this WM SELLERS was probably 21 and born before 1745.

====
 EPISCOPAL CHRIST CHURCH of PHIL, PA

 WILLIAM HAMILTON SELLERS born/bap 3-25-1754 to *WM  and ANN SELLERS
 ROBERT BULLY SELLERS born 7-15-1762 to *Wm and Sarah SELLERS
GEO SOLLORS born/bap 3-21-1773 to FREDRICK/MARY SOLLORS

 (William SELLERS married Sarah BALLEY/BULLEY Jan 5,
 1762-Phil,Pa/ChristChurch)
 (some place I saw this referred to as possible BAILEY, msh)
 ========
 *Quite possible our WM SELLERS, partner of HALL

 1754 PHILADELPHIA CO, PA
 JOHANNES ZELLER
 LUDWIG WILHELM ZELLER

 (could this be WILLIAM?) DO, we have ANY info on this family, maybe in
 our ZELLER pages?
OR is this our JOHN and WILLIAM SELLERS ?.
 OR any info on this family appreciated.
 marie, iowa



From: FRANK
           Sellersgen@aol.com

Is William Sellers of Hall and Sellers, Printers the same man as William
Sellers, publisher of the Pennsylvania Gazette from 4-26-1775 to 4-30-1783?
I find William Sellers being cited as publisher of the Pennsylvania Gazette
in Genealogical Helper Magazine, Vol. 30, No. 4.

Also, William Sellers m.  Sarah Bully, in Christ Church, Philadelphia,
1-5-1762.  Found in Vol. 1, pg. 228 of Record of Pennsylvania Marriages
Prior to 1810.



Pennsylvania Wills, 1682-1834

MOORE, ALEXANDER.  City of Philadelphia.  Peruke maker.  February 16,
1761.  February 24, 1761.  M.52.
Legatees:  Two daughters of brother Chichester Moore; niece Jane
(daughter of late sister Jane Campbell); brother-in-law Alexander
Campbell; sister Ann Thompson and her son Alexander; nephew David
Campbell; kinsmen Peter (son of Wm. Roth), James Mallaby; wife's
relation James (son of Jas. Willson Senr.); Rev. Wm. Macclednacham of
Philadelphia; friend David Hall Junr. (son of David); brother
Chichester Moore.  Exec:  Wife Mary, Thomas Charlton and Jno. Bleakly,
shop keepers. Witnesses:  Thos. Rogers, Wm. Scott, John Reily.



Pennsylvania Wills, 1682-1834

HALL, DAVID. City of Phila. Printer.
February 15, 1770. February 19, 1773.
Wife: Mary. Children: William, David, Deborah. Execs.: Mary, William,
David and Deborah Hall. Witnesses: Moses Ghiselin, Joseph Laycock, Jno.
Ord. (P:364)



Pennsylvania Wills, 1682-1834

HALL, HANNAH. City of Phila. Widow of David Hall, decd.
August 23, 1784. August 29, 1787. T.538.
Child: Ann Stout. Grandchildren: Children of Daughter, Ann Stout [No
names given]. Exec: William Ball, Dr. Samuel Duffield.
Wit: John Clark, Ann Alexander.



Pennsylvania Wills, 1682-1834

BALL, WILLIAM. Phila. Esq. September 4, 1809. June 2, 1810. 3.193.
Legacy to nephew Joseph Ball son of late bro. Samuel Ball. To each of
the daus. of Ann Stout dau. of cousin David Hall. To negro man Robert.
To sister Ann Gibson and to her children a piece of land in Northern
Liberties marked in plan of the division of his father's land no. 18.
Mary Ball late in tenure of Henry Funk. All lands, tenements &c. in
City and Co. of Phila. to children of sd. nephew Joseph Ball, namely
William Whyte Ball, Joseph Ingles Ball, Benjamin Ball (lots before
devised excepted). All other estate in Wilmington and Counties of New
Castle and Kent or elsewhere in DE and in Counties of Berks,
Northumberland, Luzerne, Huntingdon, Westmoreland and elsewhere in PA,
in Hampshire Co., VA, or any other part of the world he gives to sd.
nephew Joseph Ball during his life, at his death to his children.
Execs: Sd. nephew Joseph Ball and his father-in-law John Hewson and
Joseph L. Inglis of Phila., Clerk, in case of death of sd. John Hewson,
he appoints his son John Hewson, Jr.
Letters granted to John Hewson and Joseph L. Inglis. Joseph Ball
affirmed October 22, 1821. John Hewson September 8, 1825.



Pennsylvania Wills, 1682-1834

HALL, WILLIAM.  City of Philadelphia.  Chapman or shop keeper.
February 10, 1763.  February 17, 1763.  M.473.
Son:  Thomas.  Grandson:  William.  Exec:  Wife Jane and Paul Miller
(gardner) of Philadelphia.
Witnesses:  Thomas Crosan, Thos. Carpenter, Wm. Gallagher.



Pennsylvania Wills, 1682-1834

HALL, ANN. of Phila. Widow.
June 23, 1775. May 2, 1775.
Joseph Hall and Wm. Parry Hall, (sons of William Hall); Elizabeth (wife
of Nathaniel Donnell, shopkeeper); Ann Cunningham (daughter of said
Elizabeth, by Geo. Cunningham, former husband; Sarah Cassell; the
Second Presbyterian Church, of Phila.; Sarah (widow of Rev. Wm.
Ramsey); Amy (wife of Rev. Andrew Hunter); James, Ephriam and John
Ramsey. Execs.: Nathaniel Donnell and Andrew Doz. Witnesses: John David,
Nathaniel Donnell and James Humphreys. (Q:282)



Pennsylvania Wills, 1682-1834

JUSTICE, CHRISTIANA.  City of Phila.  Spinster.
December 21, 1789.  January 31, 1791.  W.63.
Nephews and Nieces:  Joseph and John Justice [Sons of December'd.
Brother Mounce] and to their Sisters, William M. [Grandson of Brother
Mounce Justice].  Corporation of the Protestant Episcopal Church of St.
Pauls.  To Society for the Abolition of Slavery.  Friends:  Ann Lyon
[Widow of Late Capt. Lyon], Mary Cack, Jane [Wife of William Hall], Ann
[Daughter of William Roberts], Rebecca, Widow [Relict of Andrew Doz],
Martha Flower, Widow [Daughter of Andrew Doz]. Exec:  Rebecca Doz,
Martha Flower. Wit:  Samuel Hodgden, Miers Fisher, William Davidson.



Pennsylvania Wills, 1682-1834

HALL, JOHN.  City of Phila.  Cooper.
February 14, 1791.  March 10, 1791.  W.80.
Wife:  Margaret.  Children:  William, Ann, Margaret, Elizabeth, Ester
Clandenen, Jenny Carson, Thomas Mifflin Hall, Elizabeth Gibbs.  Son-in-
Law:  John Clandenen.
Exec:  Margaret, Ann and William Hall.
Wit:  John Fairbain, Joseph Eastburn.



Pennsylvania Wills, 1682-1834

FRAZER, SARAH. Wife of Andrew Frazer, formerly Sarah Greswold, Township
of North Liberties. County of Philadelphia, Penna. January 5, 1818.
September 12, 1820. 7.187. Mentions William Hall, John Dunlap, Printers
both of Philadelphia in connection with property of which she was
possessed before her marriage. Property bought of Francis Finley. My
property to Mary Lort, and after her death to the following persons:
Isaac Lort, brother of said Mary, Thomas G. Connor, Sarah Cure,
formerly Sarah Conner, Isaac McNeal, Mary McFeely. Suit of mourning to
Susan Bond. Legacy to Mary Russel, formerly Mary Greswold, or any of
her children should they come to Philadelphia within seven years after
my decease. Letters to Thos. G. Connor. Exec: Isaac Lort, (Grocer),
Thomas G. Connor, (Oak Cooper), both of Philadelphia.
Witnesses: Joseph Barton, Thos. W. Barton, Sarah Barton.



Pennsylvania Wills, 1682-1834
Phil Co, Pa
HALL, MARY. Borough of Lancaster in the Co. of Lancaster, PA. At
present sojourning in Phila. Single Woman. October 13, 1814. October 28,
1814. 5.346. Bequeaths legacies to sisters Jane Mercer and Elizabeth
Hamilton and step sister Sarah Ann Heron. To sister Rebecca Hall all
her one half part of a debt owing to her and to her sd. sister Rebecca
by John Mercer, also all residue of her estate.
Execs: Said sisters Elizabeth Hamilton and Rebecca Hall.
Wit: Fanny Craig, William Andrews.



Pennsylvania Wills, 1682-1834

HALL, JACOB. Township of Lower Dublin. Philadelphia County, Penna.
February 19, 1824. August 30, 1824. 8.328.
Children of my daughter Mary Vandyke, decd., property in said Township
joining lands of Charles Dewees, Pollard McCormick and others one of
which I purchased of Stephen Decatur and Ann his wife and of Thomas
Green Pollard and Mary his wife. Son: Joseph Hall and Susannah his wife
all the remainder of Michael estate. After death of said son then to my
granddaughters: Rebecca Hall, Mary Hall and my five grandsons: Jacob,
Fisher, John, Joseph, Charles Hall, children of said son Joseph. Exec:
Friend: Charles Dewees. Grandsons: Jacob, Fisher. Witnesses: George
Crispin, Jacob Duffield, Joseph White.


Pennsylvania Wills, 1682-1834

THOMAS, JOHN. Darby.
March 6, 1727. May 31, 1727. A. 244.
To son Lewis Thomas all my land and plantation in Darby. To eldest son
John 5 shillings. To grandson Joseph Thomas 5 shillings. To
granddaughter Sarah Thomas 5 shillings. To grandson John Thomas 5 at
10 years of age. To granddaughter Susanna Thomas 5 shillings. To
daughter Elinor Shelton 30. To daughter Susanna Thomas 25. Remainder
to son Lewis also executor. Witnesses: Adam Roades, Henry Lewis.



Database: Chester County, Pennsylvania Wills, 1713-1825

         Book Page: C:487
         Surname: Sellers
         Given Name: William
         Title:
         Description: Son
         Residence:
         Date: 27 May 1745
         Prove Date: 22 Jun 1754
         Remarks: Samuel Sellers. Darby. May 27, 1745. June 22, 1754. C.
487. To daughters Anne Tustin and
         Sarah Harrison 1 shilling each. To sons Thomas, Luke and
William 1 shilling each. To wife Esther all
         remainder of estate, except 5 which I desire her to give to my
son William when she thinks proper.
         Executors: Wife and Lewis Thomas.