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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.

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.

More Information

Many benefits are offered to members. Additional association details are available from our membership secretary:

Hull Family Association
Attn: Robert L. Rees
Membership Secretary/Treasurer
393002 Gap Road
Bartlesville, OK 74003


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View the latest updates to the website.

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 05 May 2017.


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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

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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 #426 – Seeking info on grandmother Lois Frances (Hull) Carlson, daughter of Watt Ernest Hull: My grandmother was Lois Frances (Hull) Carlson. Her father was Watt Ernest Hull 1863–1940 and her mother was Anna Jane Walker (1866–1946). Watt Ernest Hull's father was Abraham Hull (1817–1884) and his mother was Martha W. Reynolds (1821–1895). Tracing back on ancestry.com, I believe Abraham's father was Christian Hull (1790–1812), and his father was Andrew (Andreas) Hull (Holl) Jr., and his father was Andrew (Andreas) Hull (Holl) Sr. I believe Andrew Sr. served in the Revolutionary War and his father was Johan Nicklas Holl (1685–1777, born in Germany?). Wondering if I can somehow confirm all of this.

— Submitted 19 Jun 2017 by Kathleen Bowman, HFA Member #1920

  • 19 Jun 2017 Reply from the HFA Genealogist: This is a line which we have studied in quite some depth. We have also written Journal articles on this lineage. You should order my family group sheets to fill out this line (no extra charge for these) and also perhaps order some of our past HFA Journals, which I can recommend to you. These will give you our sources in order for you to document your line.

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 Query #425 – Seeking info on 2nd gt grandfather, Giles Hull: I would like to know more about my great grandfather’s family as we have no records other his father’s name: Giles Hull.

— Submitted 19 Jun 2017 by Carrie Jamieson, HFA Member #1918

  • 19 Jun 2017 Reply from the HFA Genealogist: We have found his burial place which is Memorian Cemetery, Wallingford, New Haven Co., CT, where a number of other Hulls were also buried. We would suggest that you look at these burials to see if any could be for Giles’ parents or siblings. We do have a possible candidate for your Giles’ parents. Please contact the HFA Genealogist Phyllis J. Hughes for more information on this.

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 Query #424 – Seeking info on Elizabeth Hull, b. 1812; m. Henry Hartley: Seeking info on the ancestors of Elizabeth Hull, b. 1812; m. Henry Hartley; d.? (aft. 1900). I believe her father is Henry Hull, b. 1786, PA; m. 01 Nov. 1809, Elizabeth Pool; d. 15 Aug. 1869, Meigs Co., OH. Who is Henry Hull’s father?

— Submitted 18 May 2017 by Teresa Helser, HFA Member #1916

  • 18 May 2017 Reply from the HFA Genealogist: We believe that Elizabeth’s parents were not Henry Hull, but rather Samuel Hull Jr. and Mary “Polly” Armstrong of Columbiana Co., OH. Our member should order these Journals for more on the line of Samuel Hull: HFA Journal, Vol. 6, No. 2 (Summer 1995), “Will the Real Samuel Hull Please Stand Up?” (Part I); Vol. 6, No. 3 (Part II).

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 Query #423 – Desire Info on My 5th Gt Grandparents; German Line in VA, WV: I’m looking for Catherine Hull’s (1751–1810) parentage, ever since I saw Capt. Peter Hull’s entry in Find a Grave. Catherine married Peter Zickafoose and her parents are especially important since it looks like she’s my 5th great grandmother twice. Benjamin Zickefoose and Susannah Buzzard appear to be 2nd cousins or less; they are my 3rd great grandparents. I'm looking for help to straighten out my tree.

— Submitted 18 May 2017 by Nancy Christensen, HFA Member #1915

  • 18 May 2017 Reply from the HFA Genealogist: We are showing that Catherine was a daughter of the German Peter Thomas Hohl/Hull, who immigrated here in 1741 on the ship Frances & Ann. We are recommending that you order one of our past HFA Journals, which gives very detailed info on Peter Thomas Hohl/Hull. You can also order my family group sheet on this man at no extra charge.

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 Query #422 – Children of the Rev. Joseph Hull, immigrant of 1635: I would like to know more on the children of Rev. Joseph Hull. Mostly where are they [the descendants] are all now and names.

— Submitted 27 Apr 2017 by Virginia Brown Fox, HFA Member #1917

  • 27 Apr 2017 Reply from the HFA Genealogist: In order to fulfill your request, please order my family group sheets on these children. You can order these three at a time and there is no extra charge for these. I would begin with Benjamin Hull, your ancestor.

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 See older queries here