Elijah Hall (1784-1846) and Eunice Stevens (1784-1845) lived in Orwell, Vermont; Middlebury, New York; Honey Creek, Indiana; and Darwin, Illinois, in the early 19th century. They had eleven children: Elijah (b. 1805), Oliver S. (b. 1807), Mary Ann (b. 1809), William F. (b. 1811), Edward P. (b. 1814), Amanda M. (1816-1842), Edwin D. (b. 1818), Harrison B. (b. 1820), Cynthia M. (b. 1822), Malvina S. (b. 1825), and Rosalthe (b. 1831). The elder Elijah Hall served in the military during the War of 1812. Amanda M. Hall married Joseph Jackman of Darwin, Illinois, on September 12, 1839. After Amanda's death in 1842, Jackman married her sister, Mary Ann Hall, on December 27, 1842. Mary Ann Hall and Joseph Jackman had at least one daughter, Ada, who married William H. Grupe before 1861. William H. Grupe served in Company F of the 30th Illinois Volunteer Regiment during the Civil War. They lived in Darwin, Illinois, and had at least two children, Mary A. (b. ca. 1874) and Charles (b. 1878). Mary A. Grupe attended the Washington State Normal School in Ellensburg, Washington, around 1900.