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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
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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 13 Apr 2015.

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

   29 Apr 2015 | New Recommended Link: We’ve posted a a slew of new links on our Recommended Links provided by the HFA webmaster.

   23 Mar 2015 | 2015 HFA Reunion Registration Form, Agenda and Hotel Info: From Dan and Linda Hull, 2015 Reunion Hosts – Registration, agenda and hotel info for the annual meeting are now available. It will be held in Rancho Cucamonga, California on October 15–17 at the Best Western Plus Heritage Inn. The deadline for registration and special room rates is 01 Oct 2015.

   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.

   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: .

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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 #381: Hull-Delaney Family History: I have two volumes of Hull-Delaney Family History. I am wondering if any of you have reviewed these books compiled and written by Dell Hull Smith. And how accurate you found them, if you have reviewed them.

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— Submitted 20 May 2015
by Donna Jeanne Bradley Clayton (HFA Member #1852)

  • 20 May 2015 Reply from the HFA Genealogist: We have copies of the above Hull-Delaney Family History that you mentioned. We now know that a lot of the ancestral information in the 1984 book, listed on p. 1, and also in the 1990 edition on pp. 1–3, is incorrect. Since you have now joined the HFA, we will attempt to give you the correct information when you send us your Hull lineage. This is a line that I have been working on for 40 years and it intersects my own Hull lineage at a certain point.

 Query #380 – Benjamin Hull, b., 1738, NJ; m. Jemima poss. King; d. 1800, VA. Looking for information on parents: Benjamin Hull, b. 1738, NJ; m. Jemima (poss. King); d. 1800, VA. Looking for information on parents. Hull Family in America, pub. 1913, has him b. 1757, but Bibles now show 1738. Need more information.

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— Submitted 29 Apr 2015
by Michael Eugene Wilkinson (HFA Member #1850)

 Query #379 – Ancestry of Hope Hull who m. Caleb Winget, ca. 1717, probably in NJ: My main question is the true ancestry of Hope Hull who married Caleb Winget, 1717 or before, probably in NJ. According to books by my 3rd cousin, Carmen Miesen Bussard, The Shellabarger Family... and Martin Shellabarger..., Hope Hull was daughter of Rueben Hull (ca. 1644–will: 1689) and Hannah Fernside but other refs show no such daughter.

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— Submitted 29 Apr 2015
by Glenn Charles Selch, HFA Member #1849

  • 29 Apr 2015 Reply from the HFA Genealogist: We do have a record that Hope Hull m. Caleb Wingate/Winget, but this comes from a very unreliable source: Orra Eugene Monnette, who contributed much information to the 1913 publication The Hull Family in America. For various reasons, we do not believe that Monnette was correct in assigning a daughter Hope to Reuben Hull. He gives no source and no full birth date for Hope, while the other Hull children all have full birthdates. Therefore, we would recommend that you try to find a more documented reference for this information.

 Query #378 – Holl Births/Baptisms, Hagerstown, Washington Co., MD; Children of John & Martha Holl: Desire info on births & baptisms for children of John and Martha Holl, Hagerstown, Washington Co., MD:

  • Anna Maria, bap. 26 Jun 1808 (b. 04 Jul 1805)
  • Jacob, bap. 16 Jun 1808 (b. 04 Feb 1807)
  • Ludwig, bap. 22 Sep 1811 (b. 29 Dec 1810)

John Holl may be the man who operated a tavern near Hagerstown in the 1809–1812 period. Is anyone able to place this Holl Family?

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— Submitted 24 Mar 2015
by Michael Hull, MD (HFA Member #1048)

 Query #377 – Henry Hull m. Hannah Harness, German line: I have documents and records for my ancestry up to and including Henry Hull and Hannah Harness, but I need correction or clarification on Peter Hull (1730–1818) and his father Peter Thomas Hull (1706–1776). Peter Thomas Hull did not marry S.M. Diefenbach until 1750. Am I missing a generation, or is Peter the son of PT Hohl/Holl/Hull and his first wife?

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— Submitted 23 Mar 2015 by Myrna Jo Herren (HFA Member #1786)

  • 23 Mar 2015 Reply from the HFA Genealogist: To answer your issue about the dates for Peter Hull, the son of Peter Thomas Hull, have you read or ordered the Journal article which we published on this Peter Thomas Hull and his children? It appeared in our Summer 1998 Hull Family Association Journal. If you haven’t seen that, I urge you to order that Journal. It is available at our cost. It explains a lot of the problems surrounding the family of Peter Thomas Hull, including dates for both him and his children.
       Peter Hull, son of Peter Thomas Hull:
       We estimate 1752–1755 as a possible birth date, based on estimated age when Peter received his first land patent and had his first child. Peter Hull [Jr.’s.] oldest child appears to be Henry, born 1780, but birth years are not known for Susannah, Wm. P., nor Elizabeth; therefore, this estimation is subject to revision. [Note: It has been frequently stated in various printed publications that Peter Hull [Jr.] was born in Germany, the son of the first wife of Peter Thomas Hull, and came with his father to Pennsylvania. We do not have a firm birth date for Peter Hull [Jr.], estimated birth dates have ranged from 1730 to 1752, all without reliable verification. If Peter Jr. were born ca. 1752–1755, he would not have been born in Germany, nor have been a son of the first wife, since his father, Peter Thomas Hull, immigrated in 1741 and married his second wife Susanna Margaretha Tieffenbachin (Dieffenbach), in 1750.]
       Therefore, we are not showing the son Peter to have been born in 1730. We think it was much later, but we have no firm date from original records, so we really prefer to not give him a birth date at all.
       Also if you are using Internet info, chances are that you are seeing a lot of sons of PTH who were not his sons at all. My article explains all of this in some detail.

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