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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 #375 – Wish Info on Gt Grandparents Lewis Hull and Claudia Gertrude Modglin: I am in the process of joining the association. My Grandmother Helen Loretta Hull, b. 11 Aug 1914; d. 11 Feb 1999, m. William H Harbison, b. 1905; d. 1977. Grandma Helen told us her parents were Lewis Hull and Claudia Gertrude Modglin. Lewis's parents were Peter and Mary. Gertie’s father was Moss Modglin. I have found quite a bit of genealogy information on the Internet, but I’m not sure how much if any of the sources I have found are verified to be accurate. After finding and trading emails with Phyllis, I learned of the Hull Family Association, and I would like to benefit from your professional research to learn more accurately of my family’s genealogy and history. I’m including below on this [Member Lineage] form the family history that was passed down directly from my grandmother Helen Hull. Thank you!

Jane Hull Goodin, b. ca. 1750, Monmouth Co., NJ. Married about 1769. Died 1821, Perry Co., OH. Spouse’s first name: Moses Goodin, Sr., b. 1744, RI; d. 1836, Perry Co., OH.

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— Submitted 25 Feb 2015 by Carri Flewellyn (HFA Member #1843)

  • 24 Feb 2015 Reply from the HFA Genealogist: I am quite familiar with the Hopewell Baptist Church Cemetery in Perry Co., OH and have visited this cemetery, where both Goodins and Hulls were buried… [answer to this query is available only to HFA members; become a member here].

 Query #374 – 6th Gt Grandparent Johann Nickel Holl: Desire info on 6th gt. grandparent, Johann Nicklas/Nickel Hull, b. Liebsthal, Pfalz, (now Germany); lived Lancaster Co., PA. Would like info on his life, e.g. occupation, wife’s last name, will?, date and place of death.

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— Submitted 25 Feb 2015 by Virginia H. Foster, pending HFA Member

  • 05 Dec 2014 Reply from the HFA Genealogist: We have a partial line for the Henry Hull who married Mary King. They were also in Morris Co., NJ and Trumbull Co., OH.
       We also have Daniel L. Hull and Sophronia Brown in our database. He descends from the immigrant, George Hull, whom we are sure does not relate to the above Henry Hull. We need someone from the Henry Hull and Mary King line to submit their DNA. This would help to prove that these two lines are not related.

 Query #373 – John Hull, OH, Butler Co., KS, & wife Sarah: Did John Hull have a dau. Nancy, b. OH or MO? An unnamed son, buried KS? What was Sarah’s maiden name? Sarah first married a Davis. What were her Davis’ children’s names?

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— Submitted 24 Feb 2015 by Beverly Dowers, non-member

  • 24 Feb 2015 Reply from the HFA Genealogist: I have a possible dau. named Nannie for John Hull and Sarah. Also have the name of one son, Geo. Washington Hull. I have Sarah’s maiden name as Leaverton. I have a Davis dau. Mary Elizabeth. Do not know the name of the other Davis child.

 Query #372 – Jeremiah Hull, Essex Co., NJ: I would like to know the parents of Jeremiah Hull, Sr., (b. 1751–1754; d. 05 Oct. 1832, Caldwell, Essex Co., NJ).

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— Submitted 24 Feb 2015 by George I. Martin, non-member

  • 24 Feb 2015 Reply from the HFA Genealogist: We have at least one other HFA member who descends from Jeremiah Hull Sr. We can put you in touch with this member when you join the HFA. We have a number of references on this man, plus family group sheets, which we can send to you, three at a time.

 Query #371: Author (Arthur?) and William Hull, Springdale, Newfoundland, Canada: I am looking for descendants of Author (Arthur?) and William Hull, of Springdale, Newfoundland Canada. I own a piece of property in Springdale, Newfoundland, that borders a piece titled to be owned by Author (Arthur?) and William Hull. William Wells Hull was born in July 1856 in Little Bay Islands, Newfoundland. William married Sophie Anstey, born 1860 in Twillingate, Newfoundland. I have traced some of their family tree and believe they were married in Lewisport, Newfoundland in 1876 and had 11 children, one of which was John Stanley Hull, born Jan 25, 1888. John Stanley Hull had a son named Jack Hull who uses the email: [whithheld]. I believe Jack Hull is a grandson to William Hull. I have emailed Jack several times but with no luck; it seems the email address is no longer valid. Any info on either of the above mentioned men would greatly be appreciated.

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— Submitted 24 Feb 2015 by Jay Roswell, non-member

  • 24 Feb 2015 Reply from the HFA Genealogist: It appears that we do have some HFA members from this line. We’d enjoy passing on information to you if you would like to join the Hull Family Association.

 See older queries here