Larry, Here is a copy of a query that I sent to a Hall researcher. It helps explain relationships, I hope.
In the mid 1830's the Specie Circular was issued by the US government resulting in a tremendous economic depression that became full blown in Alabama by the early 1840's. People that were rich lost everything. A mass evacuation to points west began.
My John McGrew family had arrived there in the 1770's. He had become quite wealthy and owned a lot of land and 1,000 head of cattle, etc. in old Washington/Clarke counties. His son John Jr.and family lived in Sumter Co. as did another son Col. William McGrew killed in the Creek War. At any rate, their sons "Red Bill" and "Black Bill" McGrew got into serious trouble when they had a shootout with the Kemps in 1835. By 1842, John Jr. had died in TX, probaly looking for land, and his widow Caroline Callier McGrew had moved the family to Claiborne Co. MS when their fine plantation was sold for taxes.
Son William "Red Bill" went on to TX around Montgomery. He had married Pauline L.---possibly William and they had two children, Frances and William J. Also with them was a child Francis Williams, daughter of James William of Alabama By 1844-47 Red Bill had died, and Pauline married Egbert O. Oliver, also from Alabama. They were in the 1850 Grimes Co.(adjacent to Montgomery) census, and had the McGrew children listed as Olivers. They also had two sons, Robert and John Oliver. Egbert was killed in 1853 in Montgomery. Between 1856-1858 Pauline married the third time to a HALL. Though no record proves it, he was possibly JOHN D. HALL who died in Montgomery by Nov. of 1859. The administrator of his estate was Wm. C. Hooker. Also in 1859, there is a suit brought in December of that year against PAULINE HALL and DURHAM HALL in Montgomery by P. J. Willis and Bro. By 1860, Pauline is not found in the census, but her daughter Frances McGrew and her two Oliver sons are living in the household of Benjamin McKinney in Hardin Co. With them is a three year old CLARK HILL/HALL.
In 1861 the Oliver boys are given a guardian by the court- ISRAEL WORSHAM ...another person who had ties to Washington Co. AL. since his wife was born there. The Oliver boys had an inheritance fro a JAMES PAUL of Galveston. He was in the 1850 MEDINA co. census.In 1866 the mother of the Olivers is called "MRS.HALL" in some of the probate records. In 1868, William J. McGrew, Robert and John Oliver, and another man were shot down in the streets of Montgomery by vigilantees lead by the Peter Cartwright family who had moved from Washington Co. AL to Montgomery in the 1830's. In 1869 Williamston Williams, also of Alabama, was appointed administrator of the dead boys estate. In 1872, the estate was finally settled with 1/2 to PAULINE HALL, mother, and the other 1/2 divided three ways: 1 share to Mrs. Lucy McGrew, heir of the deceased posthumos child of Wm. J. McGrew; 1 share to Miss Fannie (Frances) McGrew, half sister of the decedants, and guardian of JAMES HALL, half brother of the decedants, also to get 1 share. (This is probably CLARK HALL in the 1860 census.)
In checking on the WORSHAM family just this week, I have discovered that DURHAM HALL married Livinia JANE Nesmith WORSHAM, (born in Amite Co. MS) in East Feliciana Parish, LA 14 Aug. 1862. By 1870 they were in Paris in LAMAR Co. TX. He was 50,born in AL, his wife JANE, 48 born in MS...with them were two WORSHAM boys, Volney and Warren.
Also, DURHAM HALL had bought land from S.WORSHAM in Lamar Co. TX.
Larry, if you can add anything or interpret it, I'd appreciate it.