Richmond Hill Public Library News Index
John Hall
Description
Media Type
Image
Item Types
Photographs
Tintypes
Description
A photograph of John Hall (enlargement from tintype).
John Hall was born in Somerset, likely in Wiscombe, in about 1816. He moved to Canada, and lived in Richmond Hill around 1847-1870. He was married Sarah Johns of British Christ Church in 1839. The couple had three sons: Joseph Henry, Robert, and Francis Henry. Sarah Jones died in 1848, at age 32.
John Hall remarried to Sarah Sellick, who gave birth to six children: four boys and two girls.
After 1870, John Hall moved to Blenheim in Kent County, but was living in East Essex County in 1899.
Notes
"A tintype, also known as a melainotype or ferrotype, is a photograph made by creating a direct positive on a thin sheet of metal coated with a dark lacquer or enamel." Tintypes enjoyed their widest use during the 1860s and 1870s. (Wikipedia)
Date of Original
1860s
Dimensions
Width: 12.8 cm
Height: 17.7 cm
Subject(s)
Personal Name(s)
Hall, John
Local identifier
hall-026
Collection
Robert Hall Collection
Language of Item
English
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.87111 Longitude: -79.43725
Copyright Statement
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Location of Original
Richmond Hill Public Library
Contact
Richmond Hill Public Library
WWW address
Agency street/mail address

1 Atkinson St, Richmond Hill, ON L4C 0H5

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John Hall


A photograph of John Hall (enlargement from tintype).
John Hall was born in Somerset, likely in Wiscombe, in about 1816. He moved to Canada, and lived in Richmond Hill around 1847-1870. He was married Sarah Johns of British Christ Church in 1839. The couple had three sons: Joseph Henry, Robert, and Francis Henry. Sarah Jones died in 1848, at age 32.
John Hall remarried to Sarah Sellick, who gave birth to six children: four boys and two girls.
After 1870, John Hall moved to Blenheim in Kent County, but was living in East Essex County in 1899.