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Bolling HALL

(1767-1836)

HALL, Bolling, (uncle of Dixon Hall Lewis), a Representative from Georgia; born in Dinwiddie County, Va., December 25, 1767; pursued classical studies; served in the Revolutionary War at the age of 16; moved to Hancock County, Ga., in 1792; held several local offices; member of the State house of representatives 1800-1802 and 1804-1806; elected as a Republican to the Twelfth, Thirteenth, and Fourteenth Congresses (March 4, 1811-March 3, 1817); retired to private life; moved to Alabama in 1808 and engaged in planting near Montgomery; chairman of the reception committee to welcome General Lafayette in 1824; died on his plantation, “Ellerslie,” in Autauga (now Elmore) County, Ala., February 25, 1836; interment on his estate.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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