JAMES HALL---AGE 100
Monday last Mr. John Morton, introduced us to a gentleman by the
name of James Hall, a citizen of Melrose Township this
County. Mr. Hall was born and raised in Fayette County,
Kentucky. He is now over 100 years of age.
He voted for John Adams for president. After that he
voted the Democratic ticket up to the time Lincoln was a
candidate. He is a member of the Episcopal Methodist
Church. Never used intoxicating liquors as a
beverage. He drinks but little water. Chews
a small amount of tobacco. Does not smoke.
When 18 years of age, hunted bear in the State of
Louisiana. His occupation was that of a
farmer. Has been in this county 40 years.
Health is good. He can hear equal to the
young. He can see to shoot a squirrel any reasonable
distance. He never used glasses at any period of his
life. He was attending probate court and walked when he
come to town 16 miles, through the mud. He is sprightly
and would pass for a man of 60 years of age. We would
judge him to be about 5 feet, 7 inches in height, round and compact
built. Have high cheek bones and light eyes, very wide
apart. He has lived a temperate life in every
particular. He is the most remarkable specimen of
humanity we ever saw. We would suggest the county
appropriate a sufficient sum to send Mr. Hall and Mrs. Blackburn, of
Martinsville, to the Centennial. Mrs. Blackburn is about
100 years of age, and is active and smart. They would
eclipse anything that will beat Philadelphia on the greatness of the
Centennial, for activity and everything that goes to make up a fine
physical human being.