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Volume 26, Issue 3 (Autumn 2006)

Page 11: “Hull Archive Photograph Contributions: HFA Member #1309 – Kathryn Evans Photographs,” Photograph of Dr. William Sproul Hull

HFA Member #1336 J. Robert “Bob” Barr wrote:

I have just received the Autumn 2006 Hull Family Association Newsletter, and I am particularly interested in the information on the line of Dr. William Sproul Hull printed on page 11. According to the “partial lineage,” Dr. Hull was born 07 April, 1828 and married 19 April 1826 or 1827, a highly unlikely sequence of events. Is this a typographical error?  Can you give me the correct information?

Reply from the HFA Genealogist:

Yes, regretfully, this was an error. I looked in my records and can only find the date of 1854 when Dr. William Sproul Hull married Margaret A. Church. From my reference, it is stated: “All dates for the Jacob Hull family come from records of New Providence Presbyterian Church. Said records were in the possession of Tom Smiley, Moffatt’s Creek, VA, 1909.”

John Jacob Hull and Nancy Jane Sproul were the parents of Dr. William Sproul Hull. This family lived in Rockbridge County, Virginia.

The source I have for this is the “Hocker-McCormack-Hull-Sproul Genealogy,” page 198, a manuscript compiled by Dr. Roy Hull McCormack, in 1958. I have a complete copy of this manuscript, contributed by HFA member #0386 Hazel Hull Demirjean.

Page 16: “Did You Know? Interesting Facts on Hulls from Varied Lines, Part III”

The error occurred in the following item:

Did you know that Col. Charles H. Weygant, compiler of the 1913 genealogy, The Hull Family in America, was not himself a Hull descendant? His relationship was to Ida Weygant, who married Frank S. Hull, HFAm #6719, George Hull line. Ida Weygant was the daughter of James Hull and Mary Mapes, and she was a sister of Col. Charles H. Weygant. Thus Col. Weygant was a brother-in-law to Frank S. Hull.

Reply from the HFA Genealogist:

The wrong relationship was given above for Ida Weygant. She was not the daughter of James Hull and Mary Mapes.

This relationship should have been given as follows: Ida Weygant was the daughter of James Weygant and Mary Mapes Weygant, and she was the sister of Col. Charles H. Weygant. Ida Weygant married Frank S. Hull, HFAm #6719, George Hull line, who was the son of HFAm #2685e, Dr. Duane Hull and Sarah S. Lawrence Hull. Thus Col. Weygant was a brother-in-law to Frank S. Hull.