John L. Hall was born in England in 1808. Hall lived in Maryland in the 1840s and by 1860 was in San Francisco.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"New York Historical Society's Dictionary of Artists in America
(Groce, George C. and David H. Wallace).Nearly 20,000 biographies can be found in Artists in California 1786-1940 by Edan Hughes and is available for sale ($150). For a full book description and order information please click here