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Gen. John Archer Elmore SAR Chapter Honors Revolutionary War Soldier Bolling Hall

The General John Archer Elmore SAR Chapter is proud to share with you a brief story of Revolutionary War Soldier Bolling Hall, who is buried in Elmore County, Alabama.

Although Alabama was not in existence at the time of the American Revolution, almost 1,000 Revolutionary War soldiers are buried in Alabama. Many permanently moved to Alabama while others died in Alabama while passing through our state. Each of these patriot soldiers has a special story to tell, and many of them will never be found in history books.

Bolling Hall was born December 25, 1767, in Dinwiddie County, Virginia, and died February 25, 1836, in Autauga County, Alabama. He is buried at his home, Ellerslie, in present day Elmore County.

Little is known of the Revolutionary War service of Bolling Hall. He was a teenager when he served in the Virginia line. He served along with his brother Dixon Hall, and probably with Littleton Reese, all from Dinwiddie County. His service has been recognized by DAR and SAR.

After the war, he moved to Hancock County, Georgia in 1792, where new lands were being opened for settlement. He held several local offices before being elected to the Georgia House of Representatives, serving two terms, 1800–1802 and 1804–1806. He was elected as a Republican to the 12th, 13th and 14th United States Congresses, serving from March 4, 1811, until March 3, 1817. He retired to private life after leaving Congress. Hall moved to Alabama in 1818. He developed a cotton plantation near Montgomery, Alabama. He was the chairman of the reception committee to welcome Revolutionary war hero General Lafayette on his tour of the United States in 1824–1825. Hall died in 1836 on his plantation, Ellerslie, in Autauga (now Elmore) County, Alabama. The home at Ellerslie still stands, and both the house and the Hall Family Cemetery are included on Alabama's Register of Landmarks and Heritage.

The General John Archer Elmore Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution honors our Revolutionary War patriot ancestors by promoting patriotism, serving our communities, and educating and inspiring future generations about the founding principles of our country. In conjunction with the upcoming 250th Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, we honor soldiers of the American Revolution buried in the River Region of Central Alabama.

The Sons of the American Revolution is a lineage based organization composed of members who are male descendants of people who served in the American Revolutionary War or who contributed to establishing the independence of the United States.

The Gen. John Archer Elmore Chapter was formed in 2007 to serve the River Region of Autauga, Elmore and Montgomery Counties, as well as surrounding counties. Our chapter meets the second Tuesday of each month at The Fantail Restaurant in Millbrook from 6 – 8 pm. Any male who is a lineal descendent of an ancestor who supported the war for American Independence is eligible for membership in the Sons of the American Revolution. If you are interested in joining the Sons of the American Revolution, please contact our Registrar Earl Gillian, Jr. at pbpossum99@aol.com .

 

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