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Dear Ms. Hall,
Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!
In the National Archives Catalog, we located the Population Schedules for the 1830 Census; 1840 Census; 1850 Census;1860 Census; 1870 Census; 1880 Census; and 1890 Census in the Records of the Census Bureau (Record Group 29). Digital images of 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, & 1890 census records are not available yet in the Catalog. For access to the various census records, please contact the National Archives at Washington, DC - Textual Reference (RDT1) via email at email@example.com.
Currently, all census records are digitized and available on Ancestry. From 1790 to 1840, only the head of household is listed by name; other household members are merely counted in selected age groups. We located for Samuel C. Hall All Birth, Baptism & Christenings Results; All Census Results; All Military Service Results; a possible Grave Site; and a possible Birth Record for his father & grandfather. There may be a fee for using Ancestry. However, you may view these records online at one NARA's facilities for free via a NARA PC. For the nearest NARA location, please consult our web page at https://www.archives.gov/locations/. Also, some of the images from Ancestry are available for free on Family Search at https://www.familysearch.org/en/.
You may wish to search the Massachusetts State Archives, the Massachusetts Historical Society, and the State Archives of Iowa to determine if any records about Samuel C. Hall may be found in their holdings.
We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your family research!
Dear Ms. Penn--
Thank you so much for your time and your kind reply. I will look into the leads you have suggested.
Dear Ms. Penn--
I just wanted to let you know that the kind people at the Crawford County (PA) Historical Society found an obituary for Samuel Hall that named both of his children--a daughter Mary and a son [Samuel] Clark Hall. Samuel, the father, moved to PA in his early 20s and died there.