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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.

Notice to our HFA Members and Prospective Members

The HFA specializes in correcting wrong lineages, found in great numbers out on the Internet, in published and unpublished family histories, and in many other sources. We believe in documenting everything that we can. For our members, upon your request, we can send three family group sheets at a time, complete with our references, by e-mail, plus correcting errors that we spot in our members’ lineages.

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 21 Mar 2016.

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

   21 Jun 2016 | 2016 HFA Reunion Registration and Agenda: From Dr. John B. Lester, 2016 Reunion Host – Registration Form and Agenda now available for the annual meeting, 13–15 October 2016, in Kansas City, Missouri – requires free Adobe Reader.

   21 Jan 2016 | Notice to Our HFA Members: From Phyllis J. Hughes, HFA Genealogist and Journal editor – Please let one of your New Year’s Resolutions be that, when you are sending e-mails to our HFA officers—especially to me—that you will:

(1) Always sign your full name. You would be surprised at how many e-mails we get giving only your given name and you would also be surprised at how many of our members have the same given names. It takes up our valuable time to try and decide just who is writing.

(2) Always include your HFA number with your mail. That helps us to locate your lineage more readily and, in turn, helps us to answer your questions.

We regret that we can no longer guarantee that your e-mail will be answered promptly if you neglect to give us your full name and your HFA number.

   05 Jun 2015 | Spring 2015 HFA Journal Table of Contents: We’ve posted the Table of Contents of the latest HFA Journal.

   29 Apr 2015 | New Recommended Links: We’ve posted a a slew of new links on our Recommended Links provided by the HFA webmaster.

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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 #406 – Parents of Chester Hull m. Sally Comstock; of Woodbury, Litchfield Co., CT & Warren Co., PA: I am looking for the parents of Chester Hull, b. 28 Jun 1784, Woodbury, Litchfield Co., CT; d. 06 Apr 1830, Brokenstraw, Warren Co., PA; m. Sally Comstock. I find lots of reference to Samuel Hull, b. 1760, also of Woodbury, CT, but cannot find any evidence. If you are familiar with this family, do you know which Hull line they may be from? Thank you for your help.

Reply to this query

— Submitted 02 May 2016
by Melissa Hull Connely, HFA Member #1885

  • 02 May 2016 Reply from the HFA Genealogist: We added the above Samuel Hull, who m. Patience Scott, to your lineage. If you will order my family group sheets for both Samuel Hull and his son, Chester Hull, this will give you the references that we have on these people. We can send these family group sheets by e-mail and there is no extra charge for these. Our references may not be positive proof that Samuel Hull is the father of Chester, but they will give you clues to follow up on. We are sorry that we have no earlier info on these Hulls, so we do not know from which line they descend.

 Query #405 – Query #405 – 3rd Gt Grandparent John Hull; m. Hannah Hermance: John Hull is my brick wall. A biography of his grandson says that John Hull was a “New Englander” (CT?). He married Hannah Hermance from Dutchess Co., NY. A family story says that he died before his son Samuel Hull was born (1799). According to information on NY State census, son Samuel was born in Albany Co., NY, although he was baptized at age 13 in Dutchess Co., NY. There are so many John Hulls born in New England. If I could find a marriage record in Dutchess Co., NY, it would be a start.

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— Submitted 02 May 2016
by Joseph Poyer Deyo Hull, HFA Member #1887

 Query #404 – 3rd Gt. Grandfather, Edwin M. Hull; m. Ann Gregg: Desire info on my 3rd Gt. Grandfather, Edwin M. Hull; m. Ann Gregg. I believe his father is Chester Hull and Sally Comstock of Brokenstraw, Warren, PA. but I do not have any hard evidence. Any information would be helpful.

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— Submitted 02 May 2016
by Melissa V. Hull Connely, HFA Member #1885

  • 02 May 2016 Reply from the HFA Genealogist: We, too, are carrying your Edwin M. Hull as the son of Chester Hull and Sally Comstock. If you order my family group sheet on this family it will give you our sources. I can send this to you by e-mail.

 Query #403 – Desire info on Josiah Hull; m. Mary Ann Leith: Josiah Hull b. 1807 MD(?), d. 1866, Saline Co., IL; m. Mary Ann, aka Polly Leith, 1831 in OH. Mary Ann d. 1846, Perry Co., IN. I believe, but am unable to confirm that Josiah’s father was John Hull from MD and his mother was Mary Ann Wade.

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— Submitted 23 Mar 2016 by John M. Saylor, HFA Member #1886

  • 23 Mar 2016 Reply from the HFA Genealogist: We are not carrying John Hull and Mary Ann Wade as the parents of this Josiah Hull. Rather we believe them to be… [answer to this query is available only to HFA members; become a member here].

 Query #402 – Desire info on Meshack Hull and wife Elizabeth (Manning) Dunn of Middlesex and Hunterdon Cos., NJ: I am looking for information regarding HFAm #449, Meshack Hull who married Elizabeth Dunn in 1764. The “Common Errors in the Rev. Joseph Hull Line” document states that Charles Hull, HFAm #1831s, is really the son of Phineas Hull and Mary Wolverton and that Phineas is the son of Meshack Hull and Elizabeth (Manning) Dunn but I am not clear who Meshack’s father is. I think it is Benjamin Hull, b. about 1708, and married to Rhoda Martin but I’m not sure. I don’t find very much information about Meshack.

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— Submitted 23 Mar 2016 by Kay Patterson, HFA Member #1879

  • 23 Mar 2016 Reply from the HFA Genealogist: Our records do show that Meshack’s father was Benjamin Hull, b. ca. 1708, who married Rhoda Martin. If you order my family group sheets this may show the details on these families a little better and they will also give my sources. Elizabeth’s maiden name was Manning. She married #1 Phineas Dunn, and #2 Meshack Hull.

 See older queries here