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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 21 Jan 2014.

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

   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.

In observance of our 2014 Reunion in Rancho Cucamonga, California, 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 this 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.

   23 Sep 2013 | Summer 2013 HFA Journal Table of Contents: We’ve posted the Table of Contents of the latest HFA Journal.

   09 Aug 2013 | 2013 HFA Reunion Registration Form, Agenda and Hotel Info: From Dan and Linda Hull, 2013 Reunion Hosts – Registration, agenda and hotel info for the annual meeting are now available. It will be held in Salt Lake City on October 17–19 at the Plaza Hotel, right next to the Family History Library.
   Every two years at the annual meeting we have the nomination and election of our officers for the next two years. The elective offices are: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Comptroller, and Genealogist. If anyone would be willing to serve as one of our elective officers, would you please send me a brief note by way of my email:

I will gladly explain the job duties and time commitment.

   04 Jun 2013 | Family Search Family Tree Launched: From Dan Hull, HFA President – Some of you may be aware that Family Search Family Tree has officially launched worldwide for anyone to use for free the wiki-based family search engine and Family Tree genealogy program. This new system allows you to search billions of records and attach the complete reference of the record to your ancestor in the Family Tree Genealogy Program. If someone has entered improper data you may correct it and add sources to substantiate your claims. This has great potential for collaboration with other people of similar heritage across the world. It also has, as one of its main goals, to eliminate duplication and improper entries. Check it out here.

We will try to have a special introduction to this new program at our annual meeting. Enjoy your summer!

   26 Mar 2013 | Spring 2013 HFA Journal Table of Contents: We’ve posted the Table of Contents of the latest HFA Journal.

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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 #349 – First Child of Margaret Jane (Hull) Sanders, of Cumberland Co., KY: I seek information on Margaret Jane (Hull) Sanders first child, Alex King. Who was his father? Also is there any information on whether Margaret Jane or her husband, Francis Mariam Sanders, had Indian blood.

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— Submitted 21 Mar 2014 by Ms. Dean Delk, HFA Member #1825

  • 23 Jul 2013 Reply from the HFA Genealogist: According to the Hull Family Register [HFR], compiled by HFA member #0312 Dave Boatman, Margaret Jane had a son, Alexander Hull, before she was married. We have no knowledge at all about the King name. Alexander was fathered by William Bowers, prior to her marriage to Francis M. “Frank” Sanders, according to HFR. Jonathan Hull, Alexander’s grandfather, changed Alexander’s name to Hull and raised him.
       As for Indian blood in this family, we have no knowledge of that. However, this is a very common myth which circulates in many, many families, so we recommend that it not be taken too seriously, unless you can find solid documentation for it.

 Query #348 – Abigail Hull m. Hezekiah Meeker, Fairfield Co., CT: Abigail Hull, b. 11 Mar 1777, m. Hezekiah Meeker, b. 17 May 1782. I would like to know if Polly (Mary?) Meeker, b. 1807, and m. 19 Nov 1826, Alva Raymond, b. ca. 1797, was their daughter. Also, did Polly and Alva Raymond’s daughter Sarah marry Charles A. Wheeler?

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— Submitted 23 Jan 2014 by Edna Curtin, HFA Member #1820

 Query #347 – Want info on parents of Mary (Hull) Bell, b. 1813, OH; d. 1852, Starke Co., IN; m. Israel Coleman Bell, Marion Co., OH: Wish to have information on the parents of Mary Hull, b. 1813 in Ohio (prob. Marion County); d. 1852 in Starke County, Indiana. She married Israel Coleman Bell in Marion County, Ohio, in 1833. Per a biography of one of her sons, Mary’s father was Jesse Hull, a Revolutionary War veteran.

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— Submitted 06 Dec 2013 by non-member Stephen A. Barneby

  • 06 Dec 2013 Reply from the HFA Genealogist: We do not believe that Jesse Hull was a Revolutionary War veteran. The only Jesse Hull in our records who served in the Revolutionary War was from CT. His daughter Mary Ann did not marry Israel Coleman Bell. In order to help with this family, we would need to have more information. Where was this biography found? We might have more info if we knew more about the biography and its location.

 Query #346 – Samuel Hull, b. ca. 1778, Danbury, Fairfield Co., Connecticut. Wakeman Hull, b. 1807, d. 1869: I would like to know if anyone has found a will for Samuel Hull, b. ca. 1778, in Danbury, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, son of Wakeman Hull, b. btwn 1755–1758 son of Stephen Hull. I am trying to connect my Wakeman Hull, b. 1807, d. 1869, with Samuel Hull.

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— Submitted 25 Sep 2013 by Donna L. Bowman, HFA Member #1816

  • 25 Sep 2013 Reply from the HFA Genealogist: First we do not believe that Samuel Hull, b. ca. 1778, was the son of Wakeman Hull, as given in The Hull Family in America, published 1913.
       Secondly, we are familiar with your Wakeman Hull, b. ca. 1807, but we do not have his parent’s names, even though we have worked on this issue before.
       We have 11 different Samuel Hulls who lived in Fairfield Co., CT. We have 13 different Wakeman Hulls in our database, including 5 who lived in Fairfield Co., CT. We have no proof that your Wakeman Hull ever lived in CT. Supposedly he was born in NY.
       We have only one Samuel Hull who left a will in CT. That was in 1720. He’s much too old to be the Samuel you are looking for. We have one other Samuel Hull in our database who had a son Wakeman. This Samuel Hull was b. ca. 1782, with a son Wakeman, but we do not believe that this Samuel was the son Wakeman Hull, b. btwn. 1755–1758, and proofs are lacking for this family. Apparently this family did live in Fairfield Co., CT but not in NY.
       The locations that we are showing for your Wakeman Hull are in NYC, NY; New Rochelle, Westchester Co., NY; and Long Branch Co., Nassau, NY. We find him age 50 and born in NY in the 1860 Westchester Co., NY census with a wife Eliza [_?_]. We need to find your Wakeman Hull in the 1850 census. If you have that info, we could hopefully make some progress with this line.

 Query #345 – Documentation connecting my Joseph Hull to parents Elijah Hull and Sarah Hulse: Need documentation acceptable to the Daughters of the American Revolution that connects my Joseph Hull to his parents—Elijah Hull and Sarah Hulse.

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— Submitted 24 Sep 2013 by prospective member Christa G. Hobson

  • 24 Sep 2013 Reply from the HFA Genealogist: Unfortunately, all generations below are incorrect for your Joseph Hull, b. ca. 1799 or 1798, PA; m. 29 Jun 1820, Wayne Co., OH; d. 09 Sep 1875, Elkhart, Elkhart Co., IN; m. Catherine Piles or Pyles. He was not the son of Elijah Hull and Sarah Hulse.
       Joseph, the son of Elijah Hull and Sarah Hulse, was born 09 Mar 1797; m. 19 Aug 1818, Clermont Co., OH, to Nancy Garfield, and he died 02 Jun 1853. This Joseph never lived in Lancaster Co., PA, Wayne Co., OH, or Elkhart Co., IN. Instead he lived in Mercer Co., PA, and Clark and Logan Cos., OH. This is in my Notes for Joseph Hull, the son of Elijah Hull and Sarah Hulse: No apparent children. Joseph Hull’s brothers & sisters inherited his estate. We do not have the parents of this Joseph Hull who m. Catherine Piles, but do know that he was not the son of Elijah Hull and Sarah Hulse. That was a completely different Joseph Hull.

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