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
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.