Richard Hall

ID# 911, (1817-1903)
Great-grandfather of June Hall
Ancestors of June Hall West
Richard Hall
     Richard Hall was born on 10 August 1817 in Wooley, Wakefield, Yorkshire, England. He was the son of Joseph Hall and Harriet Barlow.1 He married first Anna Boardley on 13 November 1837 in Warmfield Parish, Yorkshire, England.1 He and Anna Boardley and their children John Hall, Elizabeth Ann Hall, Richard Hall and Rebecca Hall sailed from Liverpool, England, on 10 January 1850 on the ship Argo with a group of 402 Latter Day Saints led by Elder Jeter/Peter Clinton. They arrived in New Orleans, Louisiana on 11 March 1850. From there, they journeyed up the Mississippi River to St Louis, Missouri.2 He was left a widower when Anna Boardley died on 9 February 1851.1 The Hall family's journey west began on 24 June 1852 at Kanesville, Iowa (currently Council Bluffs); they travelled with the James McGaw company which consisted of 239 individuals and 54 wagons. The company arrived in Salt Lake on 20 September 1852.3 He married second Eliza Brooks in August 1852 during their journey across the plains.1 He was left a widower when Eliza died on 15 September 1852.3 He married third Sarah Brereton on 9 October 1856.1,4 He married fourth Catherine Brereton on 17 January 1870 in Salt Lake City, Utah.1 He married fifth Catherine Jack on 8 August 1895 in Manti, Sanpete County, Utah.5 He died on 8 September 1903 in Manti, Utah, at age 86.6,7

Richard's obituary in the Manti Messenger, Manti, Utah, on 10 September 1903 read:
Richard Hall, an old and respected citizen died Tuesday evening after an illness of only a few hours. Mr. Hall was hale and hearty in his old age and last Friday was present at Robert Johnson's party and took part in the program. Deceased came to Utah from Liverpool, England, in 1850 and settled in Provo. In the fall of 1854 he came to Manti and the next spring took the contract and erected the house on Main street for Judge Peacock. Mr. Hall was a mason and stone cutter and in early days helped to build most of the houses in Manti. He leaves a large family of children. Some of his sons are well known in this county. He lived an exemplary life and was highly respected by all who knew him. The sympathy of the community goes out to the bereaved family."6

He was buried in Manti Cemetery, Manti, Sanpete County, Utah.7

A story of Richard's life is here.
Last Edited=18 Jun 2017

Children of Richard Hall and Anna Boardley


  1. [S30] Marie Litchfield Watson, "Richard Hall Sr". (Cardston, Alberta). Copy privately held by Faye West, Edmonton, Alberta.
  2. [S198] Marie Litchfield Watson, "Richard Hall Jr". (Cardston, Alberta). Copy privately held by Faye West, Edmonton, Alberta.
  3. [S1667] James McGaw Emigrating Company Journal, in Perpetual Emigrating Fund Company, General files 1849-1898; (Salt Lake City: LDS Church), reel 1, box 1, fd. 1, viewed at July 2013.
  4. [S1863] Dawnetta, Sarah Brereton Hall, Find A Grave Memorial # 42865515, Database and images ( accessed 18 June 2017).
  5. [S1748] Unknown author, San Pete County Marriages (San Pete County Clerk), online: viewed: 5 Apr 2014.
  6. [S1721] Death of Richard Hall, Sr, Manti Messenger, Manti, Utah, 10 Sept 1903, 1,…
  7. [S648] Find a Grave, online (, entry for Richard Hall, Memorial# 28787656.