Biography of Ethan A. Hull
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Hull, Ethan A., was born in Fairfield, Vt., July 1, 1813. His grandfather, Jehial, born in Connecticut, married Terusha Phelps and had seven children, of whom Anson (father of Ethan A.) was the fifth. Anson Hull, born in 1772, moved from Norfolk, Conn., to Whiting, Vt, and in 1799 he married. Susan Whaley, of Fairfield, by whom he had fourteen children. Ethan A. Hull married Melinda L., daughter of Oliver Austin, of Berkshire, February 23, 1842. She was born January 11, 1821. Her grandfather, William Laribee, came from Weathersfield, Vt., in 1807, and married Amy Royce, who bore him seven children. Ethan A. Hull had but a common school education, and early learned the clothier's trade, at which he worked winters and on the farm summers. About 1841 he began to speculate in cattle and real estate, and in 1861 came from Cambridge, bought land, and settled on his present 'home in Berkshire. He represented his town in 1870 and was sent to the state Senate in 1876. He has been selectman and held other town offices many years, and was also one of the railroad commissioners who were largely instrumental in paying up the railroad bonds about 1870. He has three children: Clark A., born October 11, 1843; Delia, born June 6, 1845, married Guy Clark, of Berkshire, December 29, 1864; and Mark A., born August 23, 1851, who married Belle W., daughter of Chester Wilde, of Berkshire, August 23, 1876. Mark Hull is now living on the homestead, and his two children are Fenuom W., born December 21, 1878, and Addie M., born February 27, 1880.

From:
History of Franklin and Grand Isle Counties Vermont
Edited by: Lewis Cass Aldrich
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y.
1891


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