Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Tombstone Tuesday ~ The HULL Family

My third great grandmother is Catherine HULL (1800-1875 aged 75). She was was married to Oliver Uriah GATES (1802-1882 aged 80). Catherine was the daughter of Freelove KELSEY (1758-1841 aged 83) and Samuel HULL I (1755-1840 aged 85).

Freelove and Samuel had twelve children: Jonas, James, Samuel II, Lebbeus, Russell, Electa, Hubbard, Phoebe, Curtis, Catherine, Alanson and Hannah. The eld3est child was born in 1782, the youngest in 1804, a span of twenty-two years. Their mother, Freelove KELSEY, would have been age 24 when her first child Jonas was born and age 46 years when her youngest child, Hannah, was born. Freelove died in 1841, at the age of 83 years. Quite amazing for that era.

Although I have not been able to find a photo of Catherine's tombstone, I know that she is buried at the Burns Cemetery, Center Township, Ottumwa, Iowa - Eddyville Road, two miles West of Ottumwa. (SOURCE: Handwritten GATES and HULL Family Tree; 1984, updated 1986.)

However, I do have photos of some of her siblings. Today I have posted the tombstone of her eldest brother, Jonas HULL. Jonas was eighteen years older than his sister Catherine.

Jonas was born 20 April 1782, Killingworth, New Haven, Connecticut; he died 14 October 1854 aged 72, Candor, Tioga County, New York. Jonas married Charlotte (maiden name unknown).

Oct. 14, 1854
Aged 72 yrs
Maple Grove Cemetery 

Candor, Tioga County, New York

Notice the unique Weeping Willow carved on the headstone.

SOURCES: #1 Handwritten Family Tree - "Oliver Uriah GATES and Catherine HULL - Their Descendants;" dated August 1984. #2 Photo courtesy of a member of Find A Grave, 2011.

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