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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The HFA specializes in correcting wrong lineages, found in great numbers out on the Internet, in published and unpublished family histories, and in many other sources.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 30 Mar 2016.

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

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

   07 Oct 2016 | HFA Member Lineages: With the next issue (#3, 2016) we are instituting a new feature for the HFA Newsletter. We are publishing our newer members’ lineages, according to what they have sent to us when they joined the HFA. Our Genealogy Committee has checked over these lineage to make them as error-free as possible. We will publish these for the last two years; we are dividing these into lineage groups as follows:
(1) Unidentified Hulls/Holls/Hohls
(2) German Hulls/Holls/Hohls
(3) Crewkerne, co Somerset, Hull descendants
(4) Richard Hull descendants from the New Haven County, Connecticut line
   We hope that you will enjoy this new feature and we will also welcome having lineages from our older, long-time members, too. Please write to us if you want your lineage published at:
   If you do not want your name, address, e-mail, or telephone number published, for privacy reasons, we can omit these with your lineage. Please notify us of this at the above e-mail address.

   27 Jun 2016 | Summer 2015 and Spring 2016 HFA Journal Table of Contents: We’ve posted the Table of Contents of the latest two HFA Journals.

   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.

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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 #420 – Parents of 5th Gt Grandparents, William Sproul Hull & Margaret Church: Looking for parents, grandparents, great grandparents for 5th gt grandparents, William Sproul Hull, married to Margaret Church. Am especially interested in finding soldier ancestors, both Revolutionary, 1812, etc.

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— Submitted 31 Dec 2016
by Patricia Jean Rothfus Steele, HFA Member #1902

  • 31 Dec 2016 Reply from the HFA Genealogist: We have already sent family group sheets and other info to this member. We also put her in touch with others descending from this German line.

 Query #419 –Desire info on 3 Gt Grandparent: I am trying to confirm that the Abigail Clark who married Samuel Blake was the daughter of Josiah Clark and Sarah Nute. My line goes back to Elizabeth Hull, b. ca. 1628, ?Northleigh, Devon?, England; d. 30 Nov 1706 Dover, Strafford Co., NH; m. ca 1643, ?York Co., ME; John Heard.

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— Submitted 31 Dec 2016 by Colleen Evans, HFA Member #1900

 Query #418 – Looking for info on John Hull (Holl); married Maria Wolfe 29 Aug 1803: I have the Family sheet for same John Hull, file number 4327. Looking for more info as identified in the Notes. Bible records if possible from Hannah (Daughter) who m. George Aumock. Any information with the Deed mentioned in Will of father Andrew Hull.
   Pictures of the family graves at Silver Run Cemetery in Carroll Co., MD are nice. Any additional info on this line would be appreciated.
   I seem to be stuck getting hard data on the connection to this John Hull from either the immigrant side or the descendant side. Josiah Hull, who married Mary Leith, is the son of this John Hull.

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— Submitted 27 Oct 2016
by Vera & Jake Barber, HFA Member #1884

 Query #417 – Rachel Hull married John Dennis, resided Middlesex Co., NJ; want to determine her parents: I have ancestors that follow from a line of original Quaker settlers of the Penn Colony of Philadelphia area. My 6th great grandfather is a Joseph Dennis who appears to come from the Middlesex, NJ area before moving to the Philadelphia area. A book of Quaker ancestry connects this Joseph Dennis with the Hull family, stating that Rachel Hull, who married a John Dennis, as Joseph’s mother. If this is correct, Rachel’s father was Benjamin Hull, son of Hopewell Hull, son of Rev. Joseph Hull, who organized the immigration of the Hull Colony to the Massachusetts Bay Colony, as I read the source. The source did indicate that there were a number of Dennises in the Middlesex, NJ area and that while evidence was most positive about this Joseph Dennis connection, it might be in error. Any confirmation or correction is appreciated. If there is no connection, I am not a Hull! If so, count me in!

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— Submitted 25 Aug 2016
by Brian Alan Hutchins, HFA Member #1899

  • 25 Aug 2016 Reply from the HFA Genealogist: We are very glad that you contacted us as we believe you have the wrong Benjamin Hull as Rachel's father. Our information shows that her father was… [answer to this query is available only to HFA members; become a member here].

 Query #416 – William Hull Who Founded Hull’s Brewery, New Haven, CT, 1872: I am looking for information (date of birth and date of death) on Col. William Hull who founded Hull’s Brewery in New Haven, Connecticut in 1872. I have the Hull family in Connecticut in my ancestry tree, and I wanted to trace his origins. Thank you for your help.

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— Submitted 25 Aug 2016 by non-member Diane Sullivan

  • 25 Aug 2016 Reply from the HFA Genealogist: We do not think that this William Hull was a Colonel. He may be confused with another William Hull who served in the War of 1812. We do have info on the William Hull who founded Hull’s Brewery, however, including his ancestral Hull line. This is available to you if you wish to join the Hull Family Association. Membership information is available here.

 See older queries here