Saturday, May 1, 2010

Surname Saturday ~ HULL Family

My Mother received a 34 page handwritten family tree from my Father's cousin in about 1989. It includes a reference to George HULL emigrating from England, arriving in America in 1630 and settling in Dorchester, Massachusetts. George was a lineal ancestor of Samuel HULL (1755-1840), who was my 5th great grandfather. His daughter, Catherine (HULL) WEBB GATES (1800-1875), who was was my 4th great grandmother.



"Catherine Hull, married Oliver Gates 1825 in New York.
Catherine Hull, dau. of Samuel Hull, was born April 9, 1800 in Conn. She died April 13, 1875 Wapello Co. Iowa. Buried in Burns Cemetery, Center Twp, 2 miles West of Ottumwa Iowa.
She was one of twelve children, Jonas, James, Samuel Lebbeus, Russell, Electa, Hubbard, Phoebe, Curtis, Catherine, Alanson, & Hannah.

Catharines father, Samuel Hull was a son of George Hull, Jr., and a lineal descendant of George Hull, who came from England in 1630 and settled in Dorchester, Mass.
Samuel Hull, father of Catharine, was born June 15, 1755, married Freelove Kelsey, June 20, 1781, and reared twelve children.
This family moved from Killingworth Conn., in the fall of 1809, to Candor, Tioga Co. New York State, and made the first settlement on a farm.

Taken from Historical Gazetteer of Tioga County, New York, 1785-1888, Compiled & Edited by W. B. Gay, (published by W. B. Gay & Co., Syracuse, N. Y.) pages 181-182.
And Our Country & its People, A Memorial History of Tioga County, N.Y., edited by LeRoy W. Kingman (published by W. A. Fergusson & Co., Elmira, N.Y. c. 1897) pages 705-706.


A search on the net resulted in finding a readable copy of the Historical Gazetteer of Tioga County, New York, 1785-1888, pages 181-182.

The page shown above is from the handwritten document dated 1984, updated 1986 and 1988. Great research without the benefit of internet access. Sources were family records, bibles and interviews. Also Census and Federal War and Pension records.

Thanks to L. B. (Gates) Greenall (1904-2002), family historian. One of my inspiring relatives.

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