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Hall, Dudley P.



  • Existence: 1820 - 1885


Dudley P. Hall was born in 1820 at Hart's Location, New Hampshire. Around 1837, Hall moved to Concord, Vermont and started his own mill business He expanded to other towns in Vermont including East Haven, East Burke, Mount Hunger, and Lyndon (Hall's Mills) on the Passumpsic River. These mills were owned in combination with various persons. Hall married in 1843 and moved to East Burke in 1851, to Lyndon around 1862, and built the Riverside mill in 1866. He served as an agent for the Fairbank Scale Company and managed a store for them. Hall was also engaged in lumber operations and in the Frankfort & Southeastern Railroad Company in Michigan. Along with John H. Simmons, Hall formed the lumbering partnership Hall & Simmons and later Hall & Lincoln, with Benjamin Franklin. Lincoln. Hall was also an agent for Erastus Corning's interests and for the Fairbanks interests in Michigan. Hall died in 1885, but his business continued into the 1890s as Hall & Chase.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Dudley P. Hall business papers

Collection Identifier: Mss: 47 c.1841-1893

Records of Lyndon, Vermont lumber business and mill owner Dudley P. Hall, 1841-1914.