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August 27, 2015 / Joanne Yeck

Buckingham Notables: Judge A.S. Hall (1852-1932)

SRR_Judge Hall

Judge Alexander Stuart Hall, center

Courtesy Stuart Hall Barrell and Carl Coleman Rosen, Sr.

During 1909-1911, Judge A.S. Hall was one of a team of attorneys who defended Dallas Wright, Edward Jones, and Richard Perkins in the sensational murder case of the Stewart brothers.

Alexander Stuart Hall was born on July 26, 1852, probably in Buckingham County, and lived at Perry Hill. He earned his law degree at the University of Virginia, practiced law in Buckingham County, eventually becoming a Judge in the county. He also served in the State Legislature. Hall became an elder of Maysville Presbyterian Church on June 6, 1880 and taught adult Bible classes for over forty years. He married Fannie Anderson of Prince Edward County, who died early in their marriage, and their three children were raised by their grandmother, Mrs. William P. Hall.

Judge Hall died on February 13, 1932 and is buried in the family graveyard at Solitude, Buckingham County. His obituary, printed in the Richmond Times-Dispatch on February 16th, stated that his funeral was “attended by a large assemblage of relatives and friends. Services were conducted by the Rev. George E. Henderlite of Farmville, his former pastor.”

Coming Next: Judge Hall Marries

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  1. Harry Stuart Holman / Aug 27 2015 9:54 am

    Dear Readers,

    Judge Alexander Stuart Hall was born in 1852 at “Perry Hill,” which was at that point the property of his grandfather Col. Thomas Moseley Bondurant. He was one of the wealthiest men in Buckingham at that time, was on the Board at Hampden-Sydney, and was the founder of the Richmond Whig. Bondurant was the son of William and Judith Ann Moseley Bondurant of Buckingham. Hence, Stuart was a member of that large family of the Moseleys of “Willow Lake,” Buckingham, which produced so many formidable folks, including the originator of this blog: Dr. Joanne Louise Yeck of Kettering, Ohio.

    Sincerely,

    Harry Stuart Holman

    • Joanne Yeck / Aug 27 2015 10:01 am

      Harry, Thanks for reminding us of the Bondurant-Moseley connection. Joanne

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