Some Descendants of Stephen Hall (Stephen, Unknown) and Grace Willis

  1. Rev. Willard Hall was born about 1702. He died on 19 Mar 1779, age 77 years and in the 52nd year of his ministry, in Westford. [MVRW] He married Abigail Cotton. [HTW, p. 451]
    Willard graduated from Harvard in 1722. [HTW, p. 257]
    1. Willard Hall [HTW, p. 451, s. Rev. Willard and Abigail (Cotton)] was born on 12 Jun 1730 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. [MVRW, s. Rev. Willard and Abigail] He married Ruth Fletcher [HTW, p. 451] on 16 Jan 1755 in Westford. MVRW]
      1. Joseph Fletcher Hall was baptised on 7 May 1755 in Westford. [MVRW, s. Willard, Jr.]
    2. Elizabeth Hall was born on 24 Oct 1732 in Westford. [SM, pp. 68-9, d. Rev. Willard and Abigail (Cotton)] She died on 31 Jan 1813 in Groton. [SM, pp. 68-9][MVRW, w. Capt. Benjamin, former w. Capt. Caleb Symmes, d. Rev. Willard Hall, bur. Littleton] She married first Capt. Caleb Symmes [SM, pp. 68-9] of Charlestown on 21 Sep 1756 in Westford. [MVRW] Caleb, a descendant of Rev. Zachariah Symmes who emigrated from England to Charlestown in 1634, died in St. Lucia, West Indies, on 4 Feb 1771. [MVRW] Elizabeth married second Capt. Benjamin Fletcher on 9 Feb 1779 in Westford. [MVRW, widow Elizabeth Symmes][SM, pp. 68-9]
      Capt. Caleb was the master of schooners involved in the West Indian trade. [SM, pp. 68-9]


MVRW Essex Institute, Vital Records of Westford, Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849, Salem, MA, Newcomb & Gauss, 1915.
HTW Hodgman, Edwin R., History of the Town of Westford in the County of Middlesex, Massachusetts: 1659-1883, Westford, Westford Town History Association, 1883.
SM Vinton, John Adams, The Symmes Memorial, Boston: J.A. Vinton, 1873.