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 are regularly covered in the HFA Journal (a membership benefit).
Meet Other Hulls
The HFA sponsors an annual meeting, reunion, and picnic—the perfect opportunity to meet Hull relatives and other Hulls. This and other events and activities are announced in the triannual HFA Newsletter (another membership benefit). Members also receive access to a “members only” website that includes member contact information, a calendar, and Hull genealogical resource information.
Many benefits are offered to members. Additional association details are available from our membership secretary:
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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.
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.
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 03 Mar 2017.
See also What’s New for updates to the website not posted under Breaking News.
21 Mar 2017 | 2017 HFA Reunion – Save the Dates: From Dan Hull, 2017 Reunion Host – The 2017 HFA Reunion and Annual Meeting will be held 14–16 September 2017 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Details forthcoming.
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.
See also the HFA News Archive
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 #421 – Samuel Hull m. Margerette Bunn, of Potter Co., PA & Steuben Co., NY: Where was Samuel Hull born and how did he enter the US? Samuel Hull, b. 1818, London, England, or Antrim Ireland. Died 12 Aug 1896 in Conrad, Potter Co., PA. Married to Margerette Bunn, b. Florida, Montgomery Co., NY; d. 11 Jan 1894, Wharton, Potter Co., PA.
— Submitted 20 Mar 2017 by Marilynn Fuller, HFA Member #1913
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.
— Submitted 31 Dec 2016
by Patricia Jean Rothfus Steele, HFA Member #1902
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.
— 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.
— 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!
— Submitted 25 Aug 2016
by Brian Alan Hutchins, HFA Member #1899
See older queries here