HALL, Bolling

1767–1836

Biography

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.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Alabama Department of Archives and History

Montgomery, AL
Papers: In Hall family papers, 1785-1923, 7 cubic feet.
Papers: In Richard A. Blount papers, 1792-1861, 1.33 cubic feet. Other authors include Hall.
Papers: 1811-1819, 7 folders. Other authors include Hall. A container list is available at the repository.
Papers: In Samuel Doak Holt papers, 1840-1907, 3 folders. Other authors include Hall.

Georgia Department of Archives and History

Atlanta, GA
Papers: In File II Names. File is primarily incoming correspondence to the Governor of Georgia. Finding aid in repository.

Georgia Historical Society

Savannah, GA
Papers: 1814, 1 folder. A letter from Hall to Thomas Dunn describing the situation in Washington, DC. A finding aid is available in the repository.
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