grandfather Charles Kearney Hall Sr (1874-1949) was born in Sumter
County. He lived in Cuba. He married Mary Anne (Mamie) McCabe
(1880-1953) in 1905. He was an engineer for Southern Raiways for over
47 years. His train run was from Birmingham, Al. to Meridian, Ms. and
often drove the train through his hometown on the way between the
Hall Sr was one of 14 children of Kerney Cotton Hall (1818-1874) and 2
wives-Hettie Wallace (1828-1862)--married on March 25,1846, and Sarah
Elizabeth Wells (1842-1909) married on Jan 20th 1863. My grandfather
was the last of the 14 born to KC Hall of Sumter County, Ala. The first
born was Leonardus Edwin Hall-March 23,1847. He enlisted in the
Confederate army in 1863 at age 16 and was inducted in the 54th Alabama
C.S.A. in Morton, Mississippi. So my grandfather's half-brother fought
in the war.
Hall was born in NC in 1818 and emigrated to Sumter County with his
father and mother circa, 1830. His mother was Penelope
Pippin (1794-1818) His father was Robert Clark Hall. KC Hall shows up
the early census info.
I have found the following
spellings (or I should say misspellings of the first names. I have
the following spellings for Kearney-Kernie/Kerney/Curnie/Curney.
Sumter county has all of
these spellings in deed records,census,etc. The one I and my father and
grandfather use is Kearney.