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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 were covered in the HFA Journal (1990–2018).

Meet Other Hulls

The HFA sponsors an annual meeting and reunion—the perfect opportunity to meet Hull relatives and other Hulls. This and other events and activities are announced to members. 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


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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 29 Apr 2018.


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

   15 Jul 2019 | 2019 HFA Reunion: From Greg Hull and Bob Hull, 2019 Reunion Hosts – The 2019 HFA Reunion and Annual Meeting will be held 17-19 Oct 2019 in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Registration Form, Agenda, and Hotel info are now available.

   24 May 2019 | Final 12 Years of HFA Journals Now Available: We are pleased to make the last batch of the Hull Family Association Journal available to all current members. This group, Vols. 1–12 (1990–2001) is now accessible via the master Tables of Contents list. Thank you to Steve Hull (HFA Member #1871) whose fine scanning and annotation are facilitating this project.

   04 Feb 2019 | Next 5 Years of HFA Journals Now Available: We are pleased to make the next batch of the Hull Family Association Journal available to all current members. This group, Vols. 13–17 (2002–2007) is now accessible via the master Tables of Contents list. Thank you to Steve Hull (HFA Member #1871) whose fine scanning and annotation are facilitating this project.

   01 Dec 2018 | First 10 Years of HFA Journals Now Available: As was recently announced, the HFA no longer will produce print publications. To compensate for this, we are pleased to make the full run of the Hull Family Association Journal available to all current members. The first group, Vols. 18–28 (2008–2018) is now accessible via the master Tables of Contents list. Thank you to Steve Hull (HFA Member #1871) who is helping facilitate this project.

   02 Nov 2018 | 2018 HFA Journal Table of Contents: We’ve posted the Table of Contents of the latest two HFA Journals. Please note that we’ve consolidated the TOC lists into a single page for easier browsing and searching.

   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 #454 – Lewis - Hull; Mitchell Co., IA: I had always considered myself a Lewis until cousin Bob Lewis had a ftDNA which showed him to be 80ull. What is the connection between Mary Hull? 1700s? and Robert Lewis b. 23 Dec 1934, Mitchell Co., Iowa. Unknown if Mary Hull is actual name or married name. If married name, who was her husband from the Hull line? Currently we show her married to Samuel Lewis (?) but without verification we cannot be certain. The DNA of Robert Lewis did not show any Lewis DNA, only Hull so where is the answer?

– Submitted 13 Aug 2019 by non-member Louise Lewis Almquist

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 Query #453 – Seeking info on 4th Gt Grandparents John Henry Hull and wife Rebecca Newkirk: Who were the parents of John Henry Hull (1745-1809)? Who were the parents of his wife (Rebecca Newkirk? 1748-1834)?

– Submitted 13 Aug 2019 by Joseph Wayne Hull, HFA Member #1958

  • 13 Aug 2019 Reply from Phyllis J. Hughes, HFA Genealogist: From our studies on this line, we do not think that Rebecca's maiden name is known. We do not think she was a Newkirk.

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 Query #452 – Elizabeth Hull m. James Vanatta; resided: Jasper Co., IA: I am in search of any information about the parents of Elizabeth Hull (d. 3 Sep 1859, Newton, Jasper Co., IA) who married James Vanatta. My best estimate is that they were John Hull (1732-1788) and Rachel Cogall (who after John Hull's death married John Vanatta, father of James). Is there anything that can confirm or disprove these suppositions, or shed any further light on this family? Thank you!

– Submitted 13 Aug 2019
by Richard Glenn Kyllo, HFA Member #1984

  • 13 Aug 2019 Reply from Phyllis J. Hughes, HFA Genealogist:
    Hull Family Association Journal, Vol. 8, No. 1, Spring 1997, p. 20; Vol. 8, No. 2, Summer 1997, p. 58; Vol. 8, No. 3, Autumn 1997, p. 78:
       The above Journals carried the name of a John Hull with a wife Rachel who was possibly a Gossett. This Gossett information was taken from HFA member #312 Dave Boatman's The Hull Family Register, Vol. 1, Descendants of Rev. Joseph Hull (1596-1665), The Immigrant, A Reprint and Continuation of The Hull Family in America. John Hall married Rachel Cogall, 03 September 1764, Burlington Co., New Jersey. Sources: Documents Relating to the Colonial History of the State of New Jersey, Vol. XXII, Marriage Records, by William Nelson, 1900, p. 171; Burlington County, New Jersey Marriages, by H. Stanley Craig, n.d., p. 181.
       Therefore, we are now removing the Gossett name from the wife of this John Hull, until better evidence surfaces that this man was, indeed, a Hull and not a Hall, and that he is identical with the John Hull in Washington County, Pennsylvania, who married a Rachel.
       John is prob. bro. of Gershom & Samuel Hull. All ch. were minors in 1788. Moses went to Ohio Co., WV; Elizabeth went to Jasper Co., IA; Nancy Agnes went to Adams (now Brown) Co., OH; Honora went to Allegheny Co., PA & Highland Co., OH; Rachel & Gersham went to Westmoreland Co., PA.
       Please order my family group sheets on these people.

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 Query #451 – My Hull lineage: I am looking for confirmation that the lineage information I submitted is correct. I am also interested in knowing the source information that supports that the lineage information is correct from generation to generation to myself.

– Submitted 13 Aug 2019 by Suzan Walton, HFA Member #1965

  • 13 Aug 2019 Reply from Phyllis J. Hughes, HFA Genealogist: The best way to do this is to order, three at a time, our family group sheets. These should contain our sources. Nothing is ever 100 percent correct, but we do try to weed out the errors.

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 Query #450 – Caleb Hull m. Jerusha Tyler; res.: New Haven Co., CT: Need date and place of death and burial for Caleb Hull. Events: b. 01 Dec 1753, Wallingford, New Haven Co., CT; m. 10 Feb 1779, Wallingford, New Haven Co., CT, Jerusha Tyler; res. 1753-1780, Wallingford, New Haven Co., CT, 1780-ca.1820 Canaan, Columbia Co., NY; d. ?.

– Submitted 13 Aug 2019
by Phyllis LeDare Windham, HFA Member #1976

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 See older queries here