Biography of The Hull Family

Hull, Abner, was a pioneer in Genesee county, a native of Killingworth, Conn., born December 14, 1802. He came to Le Roy in 1808 with his parents. His father drove through from Connecticut with two yokes of oxen. Abner Hull lived in Le Roy until 1825, when he removed to Stone Church in the south part of Bergen and settled on a farm where he resided until his death, which occurred April 23, 1882. He was a justice of the peace for many years and twice represented his town on the board of supervisors. He led a life of industry and sobriety and transmitted to his chileren the heritage of an upright life. He married Rachael M. Parmelee, who died March 31, 1864. They reared five sons, Ferdinand H., William Burton, Carlos A., Eugene D. and Newton M.

Hull, Ferdinand H., was born April 27. 1826. He was elected sheriff of Genesee county in November, 1860, and served the term of three years. He was a respected and upright citizen. His death occurred June 4, 1883.

Hull, William Burton, was born August 17, 1830. He was a graduate of the Albany Normal School. He taught for a few years in Ghent, N. Y., and in the Albany Academy, but his life work as a teacher was performed in the High School at Canton, Ill., where he served as principal for about twenty years. He was married in Canton to Ruth Piper in 1882; he died in Bergen, July 10, 1891. He was survived by his widow and one son, Carlos Eugene.

Hull, Carlos A., perhaps the best known citizen of Genesee county, was born in Bergen, October 19, 1832. Upon leaving school he taught for some time. On the first of January, 1861, Mr. Hull became deputy sheriff, serving under his brother, Ferdinand Hull. He filled this position for three years. After the expiration of this time he spent several months closing up the business of the late sheriff, and on the 9th of August, 1864, he entered the office of the county clerk as deputy under George H. Holden. At the November election of 1867 he was elected county clerk and is now, in 1899, serving his eleventh term. Mr. Hull, like the other members of his family, is a Republican, but for many terms he has been nominated by all the political parties in the county. This simple statement discloses the esteem in which he is held and the character of the remarkable public services he has rendered.

Hull, Eugene D., p. o. Stone Church, N. Y., was born March 31, 1835, on the farm where he has resided all his life. When a young man he taught school for some time. He was married April 3, 1861, to Vienna J. Dibble, and they have three children, Frank E., Ella M., wife of James 0. Parrish of Denver, and Florence E. Mr. Hull has been supervisor of Bergen since 1884 He has been an active Republican and has represented his town and county in many party conventions. He served several years as member for Bergen on the Republican County Committee.

Hull, Newton M., was horn July 27. 1849. He was married November 8, 1883, to Kate Steuber. He has always resided on the farm where he was born.

Our County and it's people
A descriptive work on Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890



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