Near Brentsville in Prince William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
John W. Hall Home
(caption under picture in lower left) This sketch shows the log structure where John W. Hall once lived. From “Historic log cabin relocated to Brentsville as Braemar community grows” by Helen Graves, The Bull Run Observer, December 6, 2000.
…The log cabin was our kitchen. I remember the pretty curtains my mother made for the small windows. They were blue checked gingham with white rickrack braid, and a table cloth to match. The large rock chimney was a very important feature from which Santa brought my last doll which I still have… Quotation: Hazel Bailey Martino described her life in the Hall cabin during the 1920s. From “She recalls her childhood in log cabin and visits by Civil War veteran John Hall: by Hazel Bailey Martino. The Bull Run Observer, December 6, 2000.
(caption under center picture) John W.
John William Hall
John W. Hall was a private in Company A, 39th Battalion Virginia Cavalry. He served as a courier for several Confederate Generals such as Robert E. Lee and Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson. Hall lived in Bristow, Virginia at the time of his death in 1931.
Telling the Story
The building will be interpreted as an 1830s homestead with reproduction furnishings and a working fireplace for cooking demonstrations. The landscape around the building will be transformed to replicate a modest farmstead with gardens and outbuildings. The cabin site will be used to educate the public about life on a small Prince William County farm during the 19th century.
Plans are being drawn to accurately restore the building. We recently discovered that the building had exterior siding over the logs. We welcome volunteers to assist with research and landscaping. Work is scheduled to begin in the Fall of 2007. Please visit again to chart our progress!
Location. Touch for map. Marker and home are part of the Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre. Marker is at or near this postal address: 12229 Bristow Road, Bristow VA 20136, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Brentsville (within shouting distance of this marker); Brentsville - County Jail (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Brentsville - County Courthouse (about 300 feet away); Brentsville - The Gallows (about 300 feet away); Brentsville - The Public Lot (about 300 feet away); Brentsville - One-Room School (about 300 feet away); Brentsville – Clerks’ Office (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Brentsville (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brentsville.
Categories. • 20th Century • Education • Notable Buildings • Notable Persons • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 26, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,229 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 26, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.