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Wedding portrait of Cyrus Hull and Katherine Kitty McNamara Hull (both left), with Emma Loretta Hull Logan and Clinton Perry Logan
20 March 1889

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The Hull Family Association (HFA) is a non-profit association, organized in October 1985 by a small group of Hull* descendants from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, and Colorado to develop, preserve, and exchange information on Hull history and genealogy in the United States.

Note: This website contains no publicly available information. All genealogical data is maintained off-line, and is provided to HFA members only. We regret that, due to constraints of time and effort, we cannot respond to non-member requests for genealogical information. A list of genealogical benefits for members is available here. Non-members are welcome to submit queries using this query form.

Submissions Policy

All submissions to the HFA of any kind
become the joint property of the submitter
and the HFA, with the understanding that the
HFA may, using its own discretion, share this
information with others unless otherwise
requested in writing by the submitter.
The submitter’s expenses cannot
be reimbursed by the HFA.
Questions? E-mail us.

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We are grateful to the generosity of our Patron Members whose contributions help offset the cost of placing our publications in one of approximately 30 libraries, and support special projects. See the list of Patron Members here, updated as of 19 May 2014.

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See also What’s New for updates to the website not posted under Breaking News.

   20 Sep 2014 | Spokt Is Not Spam: From the HFA Website Committee to All HFA Members: Earlier this week you hopefully received a message with a subject-line that ran something like this: “David Hughes invited you to Spokt.com!” If you suspected that this was spam, it is not.
   Spokt.com is the alternative that we have chosen to replace MyFamily.com, which is shutting down at the end of the month. The invitation to join Spokt is legitimate. You may already have thrown away your invitation. If so, please email me and ask for another.
   All of the MyFamily.com queries (News category) have been migrated to Spokt, but it has not yet developed all the features of MyFamily.com. The good news is that many of the missing features have been stored by Spokt and will be implemented later. We’ll keep you posted.
   Feel free to look through Spokt and let us know what you’d like changed so we can create a wish list to send to Spokt.

   07 Jul 2014 | 2014 HFA Reunion Registration Form, Agenda and Hotel Info: From Sheran McCants and Robert Rees, 2014 Reunion Hosts – Registration, agenda and hotel info for the annual meeting are now available. It will be held in Grapevine, Texas on September 18–20 at the Spring Hill Suites (Marriott) – Dallas-Ft. Worth International Airport. The deadline for registration and special room rates is 19 Aug 2014.

   08 May 2014 | Attention!!! Is Your Hull Ancestor in a Biography?: From Phyllis J. Hughes, HFA Genealogist and Journal editor – I presently have approximately 550 large notebooks comprising Hull information. These notebooks cover all states in the US. We would like to publish a biography of your ancestor in one of our upcoming Journals, if it is in our files. Please turn your request in to me and we will check our files to see if such a biography exists. We must have a name (or names), a date (preferably pre 1910), and a location (including a county and state), in order to do this. Include your full name and HFA number. Please send your request to me: .

   06 Dec 2013 | Hulls in the California Gold Rush: From Phyllis J. Hughes, HFA Genealogist – Did one of your Hull ancestors participate in the California Gold Rush of 1848–1850? Are you missing your ancestor in the 1850 or 1860 United States Census? If so, chances are that your missing forebear was involved in the California Gold Rush. More than 90,000 people made their way to California in the two years following the discovery of gold, and more than 300,000 by 1854.

The Hull Family Association is here to assist you with any potential people who joined the throngs of fortune-hunters questing for new-found wealth through the discovery of gold.

Our April HFA Journal will contain a detailed account of the Hulls in the 1850 and 1860 California US census, plus the 1852 California State Census. Using our information from the detailed HFA database, we will include the names of wives and children of these fortune-seekers when that data is available to us.

A bonus, also to be printed in a future issue of the Journal, will be an article on Hulls involved in mining in other locations.

Please notify us if you have located your ancestor in California in this era—especially in the 1850 or 1860 census. Contact: Phyllis J. Hughes, HFA Journal Editor at: .

   08 Oct 2013 | 2013 HFA Reunion Attendee List Posted: From Dan and Linda Hull, 2013 reunion hosts – The attendee list for this year’s reunion has been posted. We have 26 members and fellow travelers signed up.

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HFA members—and non-members who wish to offer Hull-related material—can submit queries, listed below, using this online form. To protect privacy, we do not post e-mail addresses; we will notify you when we receive a reply. Space permitting we also will publish queries in an upcoming issue of the HFA Newsletter.

Notice to Non-Members: Query answers that contain not-commonly-available genealogical information are accessible to our members only. Non-members can feel free to submit a query, but when we notify you that we’ve received a reply to your query, you will be asked to join the HFA in order to view the reply (via our “members only” website).

Below are the most recent queries we’ve received (in descending order). See also:

 Query #367 – Would like info on parents and/or siblings of Hiram Dunsmoor Hull and his wife Sarah “Sally” Burket/Burkett: My wife’s 3rd gt. grandfather was Hiram Dunsmoor Hull (1808–1850) who married Sarah “Sally” Burket (Burkett) (1809–1889). They married 25 Dec 1828 in Lawrence Co., Ohio. We have been trying, without success, to identify the parents and/or siblings of both Hiram and Sarah “Sally.” Any help or leads you might be able to provide would be greatly appreciated.

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— Submitted 06 Nov 2014
by non-members David & Gail Packard Olsen

  • 06 Nov 2014 Reply from the HFA Genealogist: We have the possible parents of Hiram Dunsmoor Hull. If our info is correct, then he was the son of break here… [answer to this query is available only to HFA members; become a member here]. This line may go back several more generations.

 Query #366 – Irving Prescott Hull m. to Myrtle Mae Lasher; need source information for date of divorce from #1 Eva Clara Furber: Would like info on possible 2d marriage of Irving Prescott Hull to Myrtle Mae Lasher; need source information for date of divorce from #1 Eva Clara Furber; date of marriage to Myrtle Lasher; and date and place of death for Irving Hull.

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— Submitted 06 Nov 2014
by Susan Hull Terrell (HFA Member #1838)

  • 06 Nov 2014 Reply from the HFA Genealogist: I have that Irving Prescott Hull died 26 Sep 1928, when he resided in the Erie Co., NY County Home. Irving’s death certificate shows full name as Irving Hull. Irving was born April 27, 1850 in Boston, Mass. He resided at the time of his death, September 26, 1928, in the Erie County Home, State of New York. Cause of death was listed as general arteriosclerosis. An autopsy was performed. On October 2, 1928, Irving Hull’s ashes were removed to Cleveland, Ohio.

 Query #365 – Josephus (or Joseph) Hull, named as a grandson in will of Moses Hull, 10 Jul 1778, Rowan Co., NC: Need info on Josephus (or Joseph) Hull, named as a grandson in Will of Moses Hull, 10 Jul 1778, Rowan Co., NC. Did he go to KY with others of this family?

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— Submitted 06 Nov 2014 by Joyce Crouch, HFA Member #1822

  • 06 Nov 2014 Reply from the HFA Genealogist: I have this on Josephus Hull: He was named as a poor person, 26 Sep 1831, Wayne Co., KY; Roland Burnett to keep him. Josephus Hull was in Wayne Co., KY in 1831 in a delinquent tax list.

 Query #364 – Was Lewis Hull, who m. Martha Smith, father of William Lewis Hull?: William Lewis Hull, was b. 19 Mar 1833, Monmouth, Warren Co, IL; d. 1862; m. Emily Collins.

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— Submitted 06 Nov 2014 by Mary Ellen Yox, HFA Member #1833

  • 06 Nov 2014 Reply from the HFA Genealogist: There is conflicting information on the parents of William Lewis Hull. I don’t think we can accept that Lewis Hull and Martha Smith are the parents of William Lewis Hull until we document the marriage of William Lewis Hull and Emily Collins.
       I have the Lewis Hull who m. Martha Smith in my database, with a son William Lewis Hull, but I have that he m. Mary F. Bailey, 23 Mar 1854, Pike Co., IL. “Saratoga” Bob Hull has that William Lewis Hull m. Alice Bailey. Ancestry has that William Lewis Hull m. Emily Collins, but their sources seem to be other family trees, so that is suspect. We need to look for the location of the marriage of William Lewis Hull and Emily Collins in order to solve this problem.

 Query #363 – Was Immigrant George Hull on the Mary and John?: Why do you feel that George Hull was not on the Mary and John in 1630 when the Mary and John web site says he probably was on this ship?

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— Submitted 06 Nov 2014 by Thomas T. Hull (HFA Member #1834)

  • 06 Nov 2014 Reply from the HFA Genealogist: Most of the real scholars on the line of George Hull do not believe that he was on the Mary and John, for several reasons, which I’ll try to list briefly below.
    1. There is no official passenger list for the Mary and John. Therefore, what you are seeing is a reconstructed listing or listings. There is some proof for at least one of the passengers, but, all in all, the others, except for this man who kept a Journal and mentioned a few others on the Mary and John, are people who have no real evidence for being listed.
    2. If all of the passengers listed on The Mary and John had been on that ship, the ship would have sunk. So again, people have been listed with no proper evidence for their listing.
    3. Robert Charles Anderson, who is one of the great authorities on the early great migrations, feels that George Hull did not come on the Mary and John. Please see: The Great Migration, Immigrants to New England, 1620–33,Vol. II, G–O, pp. 1041–1043, by Robert Charles Anderson, 1995 [George Hull is also mentioned in other volumes of this series].
    4. George Hull had a son, Joshua, bap 05 Nov 1630, back in Crewkerne, Somerset, England. Therefore, if George came in 1630, he came with no wife or other children, which is most unlikely.
    5. At The Mary & John Clearing House there is this: Passengers were listed in Roger Clapp’s memoirs and appear to have come in 1630. Some of the people he named came later. Passengers first appeared in New England in 1630, such as applying for freemanship on 19 Oct. 1630 or appearing on a jury, etc.; however, only a small percentage of the 1630 population can be found on such lists. George Hull did not become a freeman until March 1632/33.
    6. I am not seeing a website which says that it’s definite that George Hull came on the Mary and John. If you have seen such a site, please direct us to it.
    7. See The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Apr 1993, p. 158. This article comments on George Hull’s year of immigration, which remains unknown to us today. It says this: “None of [these men, including George Hull] should be on the Mary and John passenger list.”

    In the former days, much misinformation circulated about the early immigrants to this country. I, along with many others, feel that George Hull’s immigration date is unknown. We know, however, that he was here by 04 Mar 1632/33, when he became a freeman.

    I hope that this will help you to answer this question.

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