(IV) Roscoe F., eldest child and only son of John S. and Mary Jane (Fish) Hall, was born December 22, 1868, in the house in which he lives at the present time. At a suitable age he was sent to the district schools, and upon graduation from these he attended Canandaigua Academy. He received his training as a farmer under the personal direction and supervision of his father, whom he commenced to assist while he was still attending school, during his spare time and during the summer vacations. He thus acquired a practical knowledge of all details connected with this field of industry, and in 1894 branched out for himself. He owns a farm of eighty acres, where he is engaged in general farming after the most modern and approved methods. In spite of the demands made upon his time by the cultivation of this large property, he devotes much attention to public matters; he was elected supervisor in 1909, and is now (1910) a member of the equalization committee, one of the most important committees of the board. His opinion carries weight in all the discussions of the board, being recognized as the opinion of a man who has given careful and intelligent thought to all matters which are brought up for discussion. His political support is given to the Democratic party, and he is affiliated with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows.
Mr. Hall married, January 18, 1894, Anna Megaffee, born in Hopewell, in 1874, a daughter of Stephen and Harriet Megaffee. Children: Elbert J., born December 18, 1894; and Roy M., May 18, 1898.