Family sources

Gladys Hall Smith had an encyclopedic knowledge of the Smith and Hall families over five generations. She gave me the names of her father's brothers and sisters, and their birth and death dates, off of the top of her head.  In addition to the other information mentioned above, she told me the Halls came from South Carolina. Unfortunately, she passed in 2003, three years before I became seriously interested in recovering the family history, and a wealth of information passed with her.

Other family members still living provided a variety of information about the Hall and related families.


Bartow County
This is one of the best county websites I have found, and is the source for many of the newspaper articles, death notices, and other information on the Collins and Smith families in particular.

County histories of Bartow, Floyd, Gordon, and Pickens Counties
These histories are on-line, and the site contains a wealth of other historical information.

Newspaper records

“Reeves,” The Calhoun Times, 11 August 1904, page 1.

Census records from 1790-1930

Marriage records

Franklin County, Georgia marriage records
posted by: Milly Halterman, 6 March 2002. Unfortunately, I have lost the web address.

Gilmer County, Georgia marriage records

Bartow County marriage records
Military records

Civil War Rosters – Arranged by state. This is an amazing site.

Artillery, Cavalry, Infantry Regimental Histories, Georgia C. S. A.

Note: The two sites above are excellent resources for information on Civil War soldiers and sailors.

Illinois Confederate Veterans Graves Project, Roll of honor of Confederate veterans in Illinois, compiled by Gale F. Red, project coordinator, and originally transcribed and formatted by Kim Torp and Judy Anderson. February 15, 2008.

George Upchurch

The 43rd Georgia Infantry Regiment Volunteer

Confederate Battle [Flag] (Square), AKA "Southern Cross"
Flag; Confederate, St Andrews Cross, Army of Northern Virginia, 23rd Georgia, 49 inch.

23rd Georgia Infantry

18th Regiment, Georgia Volunteer Infantry
The latter site is also the source of the flag image.

Heroes and Martyrs of Georgia by James M. Folsom.

Family Trees

There are four family trees devoted to Seaborn (called Sabren in some records) and Nancy Hall, but none of them know who their parents are, or the names of any siblings. They may well be related to the family of Lewis (1753-1821) and Nancy Colley (1767-1868) Hall. Lewis and Nancy had a son named Seaborn, born in 1807, and a daughter named Priscilla, born in 1805, both in Tatnall County, Georgia. The frequency of names in the 1800s and early 1900s is much different that it is now, however, and there are numerous Seaborn Halls in the records.

Hall message board, GenWeb


This site is also a source for Berry Ramsey's father James’ identity. James Ramsey’s identity is also noted at: <>

There is a discussion of Seaborn and Nancy Hall, with some information, at <>