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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 #359 – Desire info on George William Hull, b. 1905, Laclede Co, IL: I desire info on my grandfather, George William Hull, b. 10 Aug 1905, Lebanon, Laclede Co., MO; d. 23 Nov 1986, Mulvane, Sedgwick Co., KS. Had son Dean Hull, b. 12 Mar 1947, Hinsdale, Du Page Co., IL; d. 01 Jun 2006, Mayflower, Faulkner Co., AR. I am Mary Jane Hull, Dean’s daughter.

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— Submitted 18 Sep 2014 by non-member Mary Jane Hull Swaim

  • 18 Sep 2014 Reply from the HFA Genealogist: It would help if you would give the spouses of your Hull ancestors. Many times we can locate people that way.

 Query #358 – Desire Info on the Name of the Ship that the Rev. Hull Company Sailed On

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— Submitted 03 Sep 2014 by non-member Lorry Hein

  • 03 Sep 2014 Reply from the HFA Genealogist: We published a very detailed article on the Rev. Joseph Hull, including the name of his ship, in one of our past HFA Journals. Full details are given in this article. The name of the ship was… [answer to this query is available only to HFA members; become a member here].

 Query #357 – Maria M. Hull m. William Justice, OH: We are seeking information on the parents of Maria M. Hull, born about 1820 in New Jersey, who married William Justice in Ohio, and died 29 Mar 1895 in Washington County, Ohio.

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— Submitted 27 Jun 2014 by Larry J. Justice, HFA Member #1831

  • 03 Sep 2014 Reply from the HFA Genealogist: I went to my Hunterdon Co., NJ notebooks and there I found a family which I believe might fit very well to be your Maria’s family. I cannot yet say that this is positive proof, however. For one of the Jacob Hulls, in Hunterdon Co. (yes, there was more than one), I found a Jacob Hull… [answer to this query is available only to HFA members; become a member here].

 Query #356 – Searching for parents of Sarah Ann Hull, Jackson Co., TN: Only known Hull ancestor at this time. According to inscription on tombstone, which reads 08 Dec. 1896, age 55 yrs., her birth date would be abt. 1841.
   #1 marriage to Larkin Minchey, s/o Will & Sarah P. (Buckley) Minchey, bef. 23 Jun 1862. Date of first child, Parasetta Minchey. Other children: James W., George S., and Harmon Minchey. This family lived in Jackson Co., TN. Larkin C. Minchey was in the Civil War, Morgan’s Ky. Regt. Co. B, a POW, sent to Louisville, Ky., Baltimore, MD. Larkin Minchey died after 1870.
   Sarah Ann Hull married #2 Leonidas D. “Lon” Cassetty, s/o Sampson Alexander Cassetty and Martha Malinda Green, 24 Jul. 1875, Jackson Co., TN (Book A, pg 10, marriages). He was b. 03 Nov 1849; d. 22 May 1929, Jackson Co., TN. Sarah Ann Hull Cassetty and Leonidas D. “Lon” Cassetty were buried in the Minchey Cem., East Fork, Jackson Co., TN. Children: Thomas Alexander Cassetty 1876–1891, Charlie F. Cassetty, 1878–1944, Malinda Bell Cassetty, 1881–1898; all three are buried in Minchey Cem.
   Sarah Ann Hull and Leonidas Cassetty are my great grandparents (paternal). Any info very much needed and appreciated.

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— Submitted 27 Jun 2014
by Etta Faye Cassetty Willmore, HFA Member #1829

 Query #355 – Zalmon Hull, b. 1820, Wilkinson Co., MS: Would like information about the fate of Zalmon Hull, b. Woodville, Wilkinson Co., MS, 1820, brother of my great great grandmother, Lydia Ann Dana Hastings Hull. Letters, written 17 Feb and 20 Feb 1836, from consulate of USA, D. W. Smith, about “The Mexican soldiers surrounding his house and the striking in the face of the son by the soldiers with a sword.” From Papers of the Texas Revolution, pp 374–378.

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— Submitted 27 Jun 2014
by Martha Claire Tompkins, HFA Member #1828

  • 27 Jun 2014 Reply from the HFA Genealogist: I have this note about Zalmon Hull: Zalmon went to Middlebury College, Middlebury, Addison Co., VT, 1833–1836. Entered from Matamoras, Mexico. Source: Catalogue of Officers and Students of Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vermont, p. 1246. I also found this.

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