"Bad Lewis" Hall
and Rhoda Bentley

Bad Lewis Hall
Rhoda Bentley Hall Tombstone William Riley Hall Cemetery, Jacks Creek, Floyd Co KY
Lewis "Bad Lewis" Hall b 1835 Perry Co, KY d 8 Feb 1912 Perry Co KY; died of gunshot wounds while being arrested for bootlegging in Shelby Gap, Pike Co KY; s/o William Riley Hall and Nancy Higgins. Lewis Hall is buried in the Shelby Gap Cemetery across from Charlie Moore's garage, Shelby Gap, KY. Lewis "Bad Lewis" Hall m. 3 Dec 1853 Letcher Co KY to Rhoda Bentley b 1835 Perry Co KY d 1908; d/o Thomas Bentley and Margaret Crase. (Note: other source has Bad Lewis Hall listed as the son of Jonathon Looby Hall and Nancy Hall). Children of Lewis "Bad Lewis" Hall and Rhoda Bentley;

1. Thomas Hall b 12 Mar 1852 Knott Co, KY d. 25 Dec 1945.

2. Jefferson Cushing "Jeff" Hall b 25 Dec 1854 Floyd Co KY d 31 May 1919 Litt Carr, Knott Co KY; m. 4 Aug 1872 Letcher Co KY to Clerinda "Clarinda" Hall b 5 Sep 1854 Knott Co KY d 14 Jan 1923 Knott Co KY; buried Litt Carr, Knott Co KY; d/o Miles Hall and Frances Jones

3. Mary Jane Hall b 29 Mar 1856, Pike Co KY d 15 May 1928, Floyd Co KY; buried William Riley Hall Cemetery, Bevinsville, Floyd Co KY (beside husband, Henry Hall); m. E L Henry Hall b 23 Apr 1854 Pike Co KY d 17 Jan 1935; buried William Riley Hall Cemetery, Bevinsville, Floyd Co KY; s/o Samuel Hall Jr and Nancy Jane Little.

4. Preston Hall b 1857 Letcher Co KY d 30 Jun 1874, Floyd Co KY.

5. Nancy Hall b 29 Nov 1859, Pike Co KY d 1948; m. McClelland Vanover.

6. Thomas Hall b 29 Nov 1859 Pike Co KY d 25 Dec 1945; m. Emeline Hall b 1856. Child of Thomas Hall and Emeline Hall;

i. Cordelia Hall m. Ireland Bates b 12 Mar 1884; s/o Washington Uriah Bates and Luanna Hall.

7. Lewis Hall Jr.

8. Harlan Hall b 1863 Letcher Co KY d 1936

9. Wilburn Hall b 6 Aug 1865 Letcher Co KY d 11 Jun 1954, Elsie, KY.

10. Franky Jane Hall b about 1870 d 1905; m. 29 Aug 1889, Hindman, Knott Co KY to Alexander "Alec" Mullins, b 26 Apr 1870, Mullens, WV d 22 Nov 1946, Neon, Letcher Co KY; s/o William Mullins and Rachel Canaday Kennedy


"Bad Lewis" Hall
and Mary Mullins

Lewis "Bad Lewis" Hall (aka John Lewis) b 1835 Perry Co KY d 8 Feb 1912 Perry Co KY; died of gunshot wounds while being arrested for bootlegging in Shelby Gap, Pike Co KY; s/o William Riley Hall and Nancy Higgins. Lewis "Bad Lewis" Hall m. after 1880 to Mary Mullins. Children of Lewis "Bad Lewis" Hall and Mary Mullins;

1. Kilburn Hall

2. Tilden Mullins Hall b before 1878 d 9 Jan 1965 Gifford, KY; buried Ollie May Cemetery, Gifford, KY. Tilden Mullins served his country in the Spanish American War (that war was fought from April 25 1898 - August 12 1898 in Cuba, Puerto Rico, Guam and the Phillipines)

3. Jethro Hall b before 1886.

4. Cride Mullins Hall b 1871 d 22 May 1874 Floyd Co KY


"Bad Lewis" Hall
and Polly Anderson

Lewis "Bad Lewis" Hall (aka John Lewis) b 1835 Perry Co KY d 8 Feb 1912 Perry Co KY; died of gunshot wounds while being arrested for bootlegging in Shelby Gap, Pike Co KY; s/o William Riley Hall and Nancy Higgins. Lewis "Bad Lewis" Hall m. after 1885 to Polly Anderson b about 1867 Pike Co KY; d/o Thomas Anderson and Sarah Osborne. Polly and Lewis divorced and Polly m. Breckinridge "Breck" Moore. After Breck died, Polly remarried Lewis Hall. Children of Lewis "Bad Lewis" Hall and Polly Anderson;

1. Malicca Hall b Oct 1881 KY

2. Morgan Hall b Jun 30 1886 d Feb 8 1912 Pike Co KY. The cause of death was Gunshot wound - was killed with his father Lewis.

3. Sadie Hall b Mar 1900, Pike Co KY d Sep 4 1937 Hellier, Pike Co KY; m. 12 May 1920 to William "Willie" Blevins b 7 Feb 1880 Letcher Co KY d 23 Jul 1966; s/o James Madison "Matt" Blevins and Sarah "Sallie" Mullins. William "Willie" Blevins m. Isabelle Powell. William "Willie" Blevins m. 1 Mar 1900 Letcher Co KY to Sarah Wright b 16 Nov 1877 Beefhide, Pike Co KY d 2 May 1920; buried Letcher Co KY; d/o Andrew J Wright and Nancy Bates.

4. Nickity Hall b about 1902.

5. Dolph Hall (aka Doff) b 7 Nov 1903 KY d 13 Dec 1985 Shelby Gap Pike Co KY


Polly Anderson and
Breckinridge Moore

Polly Anderson b about 1867 Pike Co KY; d/o Thomas Anderson and Sarah Osborne. Polly Anderson divorced Lewis Hall and m. 1892 to Breckinridge "Breck" Moore. When Breck died, Polly remarried Lewis Hall. Child of Breckinridge "Breck" Moore and Polly Anderson;

1. William Moore b Jul 1891 KY


More About "Bad Lewis" Hall
FEUD LEADER AND SON ARE SHOT TO DEATH.

Please note that these articles are from different states other than Kentucky and West Virginia, so the accuracy of these reports is always questionable. The following news article from the Atlanta Constitution (Georgia) of 11 Feb 1912 reports the circumstances of his death. PIKEVILLE, KY., February 10 -- One of the most noted feud leaders in the BIG SANDY VALLEY, LOUIS HALL, who had boasted of killing twenty-two men, was shot and instantly killed at SHELBY GAP, in the Pine mountains, yesterday morning by CONSTABLE GEORGE JOHNSON. His son, MORGAN HALL, met the same fate a moment later at the same cool hands. People of that section fear a revival of the feud war. JOHNSON had a warrant for MORGAN HALL, who was suspected of operating a "*blind tiger," and had openly defied detectives to enter his home at the forfeit of their lives. JOHNSON followed HALL out of a store to the porch, and was in the act of reading the warrant when HALL made signs of resistance. The elder HALL, who was 83 years old, rushed out of his home a short distance away, carrying the rifle on the stock of which it was his boast he notched the score of his victims. JOHNSON at once opened fire, shooting first the father and then the son.

Killed Samuel Steel and his son Hiram in a shootout MAY 1891 West Virginia. Note: The following report of the shootout was carried in the Centralia Wisconsin Enterprise and Tribune on 16 May 1891: GUNFIGHT IN THE SOUTH: THREE MEN KILLED AND ONE WOUNDED FOUR TIMES IN WEST VIRGINIA. Perryville, W.Va., May 11 ----- Lewis Hall and his son, Lewis Hall, Jr., got into a quarrel near Knox Creek, with Samuel Steel and his son Hiram. In the fight which ensued, Lewis Hall, Jr., was shot through the heart and instantly killed; Hiram Steel was pierced with seven bullets, and died in a few minutes. Samuel Steel was mortally wounded, dying shortly afterward, and Lewis Hall received four slight wounds, but escaped to the mountains.

(*Note: a "Blind Tiger" was a tavern or restaurant establishment which offered alcoholic beverages during the prohibition years. These businesses were frequented by folks from the local community or by visitors to the area).


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