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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.

Our nationwide membership continues to grow steadily, and we currently have almost 500 active members. An HFA website was originally constructed by David L. Hull (HFA Member #0738) in late 1998. The present website was created by Douglas C. Hull (HFA Member #1153) in late 2001, and given its current layout in mid-2006 by David Hughes (HFA Member #1444). The HFA logo was designed by John Ware Hull (HFA Member #0337).

Who Are the Hulls?

Many are descendants of Hulls who came to America from England in the 1630s. However, many other origins are also represented, including other English, Scottish, Irish, Canadian, and German/Dutch/Swiss people named Hull.

HFA Provides Unique Genealogical Opportunities

Many of the association’s members have been able to learn more about their own Hull history through contact with other HFA members. Our HFA Genealogist has compiled a list of more than 20 early (prior to the mid-1800s) immigrants as well as more than 425 other immigrants, and their descendants, who share our surname. Historical and genealogical issues are regularly covered in the HFA Journal (a membership benefit).

Meet Other Hulls

The HFA sponsors an annual meeting, reunion, and picnic—the perfect opportunity to meet Hull relatives and other Hulls. This and other events and activities are announced in the triannual HFA Newsletter (another membership benefit). Members also receive access to a “members only” website that includes member contact information, a calendar, and Hull genealogical resource information.

More Information

Many benefits are offered to members. Additional association details are available from our membership secretary:

Hull Family Association
Attn: Robert L. Rees
Membership Secretary/Treasurer
393002 Gap Road
Bartlesville, OK 74003


E-mail the Membership Secretary:

What’s New

View the latest updates to the website.

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 05 May 2017.


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

   21 May 2018 | 2018 HFA Reunion – Registration/Agenda: From Gregory Hull and Robert W. Hull, 2018 Reunion Hosts – The 2018 HFA Reunion and Annual Meeting will be held 27–29 September 2018 in Denver, Colorado. The Announcement and Hotel Details are now available.

   05 Dec 2017 | Hulls Offer Two New Books: A monograph devoted to the artwork of Gregory Hull, who also happens to be HFA President, is now available. Gregory Hull: Journey Home to the Authentic Self is a handsome 162-page coffee table art book authored by noted art historian and award-winning writer Amy Abrams. Get details here.

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Steven C. Hull, a longtime HFA member, has released Birth of the American Dream: Four Immigrant Families, Nine Generations, The Middle Class Struggle. The book’s 512 pages take the reader from immigrant George Hull’s England through three hundred years of life in Iowa’s Des Moines River valley. Details available here.

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   12 Sep 2017 | 2017 HFA Journal Table of Contents: We’ve posted the Table of Contents of the latest two HFA Journals.

   21 Aug 2017 | 2017 HFA Reunion – Registration/Agenda: From Dan Hull, 2017 Reunion Host – The 2017 HFA Reunion and Annual Meeting will be held 14–16 September 2017 in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Registration Form/Agenda is now available.

   31 Dec 2016 | Summer 2016 HFA Journal Table of Contents: We’ve posted the Table of Contents of the latest HFA Journal.

   See also the HFA News Archive

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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 #438 – Seeking names of parents for Benjamin Hull, b. 27 Aug 1740; d. 11 Oct 1832, Lincoln Co., NC; married Sarah Hutchinson, b. 1749; d. 1829.

— Submitted 21 Jan 2018
by Marcus William Mouery, HFA Member #1932

  • 21 Jan 2018 Reply from the HFA Genealogist: This is a line which we have been studying for a good many years. We do not yet know just where this Benjamin Hull was born. It may have well been NJ but we do not know the county. We do know that this line descends from the Crewkerne, co. Somerset, England line.
       We would recommend that you order this HFA Journal in which we discuss this line: HFA Journal, Summer 2001. Our article contains most of the references which we have for this family.
       Our CCC coordinator can recommend several others in the HFA who descend from this line for you to correspond with.

Reply to Query #438:


 Query #437 – Desire info on Stephen Hull m. #1 Welthan? Hyde; Ostego Co., NY: Stephen Hull, b. 01 May 1804(?), [_?_]; m. [_?_], to #1 Welthan(?) Hyde; res. ca. 1850–1880, Ostego Co., NY; d. 01 Feb 1892 (?), Ostego Co. NY. Wife: Welthan(?) Hyde, b. 12 Dec 1811 (?), New London Co., Conn (?); res. ca. 1850–1880, Ostego, Co., NY; d. 22 March 1889 (?), Ostego, Co., NY.

— Submitted 21 Jan 2018 by non-member Robert L. Harter

  • 21 Jan 2018 Reply from the HFA Genealogist: We have some limited info on this Hull line. We can carry this line back another generation. Isaac Hull was the son of… [answer to this query is available only to HFA members; become a member here].

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 Query #436 – Hester Hull, b. 1672, Killingworth, Middlesex Co., CT; m. George Chatfield: Hester Hull, b. 04 August 1672, Killingworth, CT. She was dau/o Lt. John Hull & Abigail Kelsey and she m. George Chatfield. I would like to know if anyone else is also descended from her. Does anyone have any info on her?

— Submitted 21 Jan 2018 by non-member Julianne Chatfield Clark

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 Query #435 – Reply to Query #112: Looking for Ollie Hull, b. 1880, OH: Isaac Hull who was born in and lived in Killingworth, Middlesex, CT married Isabel[?] sometime in 1775; also born and from Killingworth, Middlesex, CT. Who was she and when did they actually marry?

— Submitted 28 Dec 2017 by non-member Jeananne Edwards

  • 28 Dec 2017 Reply from the HFA Genealogist: We are able to take your line back to and beyond the immigrant ancestor. If you join the HFA, this info will be available to you.

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 Query #434 – Irving Prescott Hull, b. 1849; m. Josephine Ester Mette or Metty, b. 1864, Buffalo, Erie Co., NY; wish info from our HFA database: Wish info on the above couple.

— Submitted 28 Dec 2017 by non-member Mark Maxwell

  • 28 Dec 2017 Reply from the HFA Genealogist: We do not look up info in our database until a member joins the HFA. Sorry, but that has always been our policy. This is stated on our website above: Due to constraints of time and effort we cannot process lineage forms for non-members.

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 See older queries here