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Hull-Otis of Ashland

Hull-Otis of Ashland

Sheri (View posts)
Posted: 1026081465000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Hull, Otis, Albright
Am researching the Hull line originally from Canada, then Greenbush, WI.

Mrs. William Otis was living in Ashland when her father, Reuben Crandell Hull died in Antigo, WI on 20 APR 1921. Her mother is Amy Albright Hull who died in Antigo on 19 OCT 1945.

Any information on this line will be much appreciated.

Re: Hull-Otis of Ashland

Posted: 1026758191000
Classification: Query
Hi Sheri ~

Not sure if the following info is new to you. I checked several resources for you and came up with the information below:

1920 Federal Census -- Antigo, Langlade Co., WI:

HULL, Reuben, age 70, b. CAN., parents b. CAN.; to U.S. 1849; naturalized 1860, occupation: engineer.
(with) HULL, Amy, wife, age 54, b. Wisc.; father b. NJ; mother b. (illegible).

Sheri, also living in Antigo twp, Langlade Co., that year (1920) was a man who may be Reuben's brother (or cousin):

HULL, Aaron, age 75, married, border, b. CAN; parents b. CAN. to U.S. 18___ (not filled in); naturalized 1860.

The same census also included a Reuben J. Hull, Jr., age 15, who was single and living by himself as a "roomer." He was b. Wisc., as had been his father, according to the census taker.

Your Reuben and Amy's marriage is recorded in the Wisc. Marriages Index as follows:

Reuben HULL and Anna E. ALBRIGHT married Oct. 9, 1880, Jackson Co., WI.

So Anna (aka Amy) may have been a Jackson Co. native).

That should give you a little something more to go on.

Best :)
Kathe C.

Re: Hull-Otis of Ashland

Sheri (View posts)
Posted: 1026781005000
Classification: Query
Thank you so much for all your work. I wondered if the family were naturalized citizens. Reuben, Aaron, Cornelius and Daniel all fought in the Civil War. I guess my next step is to get those records. Thanks again!

Re: Hull-Otis of Ashland

Posted: 1026799163000
Classification: Query
Sheri ~

You sure do present fun challenges for my "computer breaks!" After reading your reply, noting that you intended to check out the Civil War records of the Hull brothers, I travelled through my subscription databases again. Here are their records. Now, I PROMISE I won't do anything else, so you can all the fun of taking your search further from here :)

The following information was taken from these resources:

(1) Civil War Service Records
(2) Civil War Pension Index
(3) Minnesota Civil War Soldiers

AARON P. HULL, resident of Greenbush, Sheboygan Co., WI:
Enlisted as a Private on 1 June 1861 in Company B, 8th Infantry Regiment Wisconsin on 1 June 1861. He received a disability discharge on 19 February 1862 (at rank of Pvt.).

Sheri, his brother Daniel enlisted with him on the same day:

DANIEL HULL, resident of Greenbush, Sheboygan Co., WI:
Enlisted as a Private on 1 June 1861 in Company B, 8th Infantry Regiment Wisconsin on 1 June 1861. He was killed in battle on 16 December 1864 at Nashville, TN.

A side note says: Gen. Sherman highly complimented the 8th Wisc. regiment for doing "its whole duty in the camp, on the march and in battle," for "Pecular courage and gallantry at Jackson and throughout the siege of Vicksburg," and for other services.

According to the Aaron P. Hull's pension record, he followed his WI enlistment with a tour in the following MINN. regiment:

HULL AARON P., born Canada. Residence: Greenbush, Sheboygan Co., MINN [sic].
Enlisted as a Private on 22 April 1864 at the age of 21 in Company D, 4th Infantry Regiment Minnesota on 22 April 1864. He mustered out on 19 July 1865 in Louisville, KY.

A soldier named Cornelius Hull was in the same 4th Infantry Regiment Minnesota that Aaron joined in 1864:

HULL CORNELIUS, born Canada. Resident of Rice Co., MINN. Enlisted as a Private on 14 October 1861 at the age of 22 in Company I, 4th Infantry Regiment Minnesota. He reenlisted in Company F, Minnesota Veterans Reserve Corps., 4th Infantry Regiment Minnesota on 1 January 1864. He mustered out as Pvt. on 19 July 1865 in Louisville, KY.

Reuben, however, seems to have fought for an OH regiment?:

Enlisted as a Private on 3 January 1862 at the age of 23 in Company H, 80th Infantry Regiment Ohio on 13 February 1862. He was promoted to Full Corporal on 4 January 1864. He was promoted to Full Sergeant on 19 June 1865. He mustered out on 13 August 1865 in Little Rock, AR.

Noting that Aaron and Daniel Hull were both residents of Greenbush, Sheboygan Co., WI at the time of enlistment (1861), I checked the 1860 census for Greenbush for you, Sheri. Here's their Hull family at that time, in case you don't have it:

HULL, William, age 48, farmer, b. CAN.
HULL, Amanda, wife, age 43, b. CAN.
HULL, Daniel, son, age 19, b. CAN.
HULL, Moses, son, age 17, b. CAN.
HULL, Aaron, son, age 15, b. CAN.
HULL, Almira, daughter, age 14, b. CAN.
HULL, Reuben, son, age 12, b. CAN.
[Cornelius was apparently out of his parents' house by that time].

NOTE: If Reuben was the same Reuben E. Hull who fought for OH, he certainly lied about his age when he enlisted (many young men did). The only other Reuben Hull in the Civil War Service Records fought for West Virginia.

The Civil War Pension Records give the following information on the Hull boys:

AARON P. HULL (8th WI Inf. and 4th MN Inf.): applied for his pension on 7/2/1880, from the state of WI. No widow's benefits were later applied for.

REUBEN E. HULL (80th OH Inf.): applied for his pension 12/19/1913 (? year hard to read). His survivor's benefits were applied for by "minor" (vs. widow) Ollie Hull on July 1, ---6 (year otherwise illegible).

CORNELIUS HULL (4th MN Inf.): applied for pension 4/27/1874. Widow Olive Hull applied for widow's benefits (from the state of MN), date/year illegible.

Best to you, Sheri,

Re: Hull-Otis of Ashland

Sheri (View posts)
Posted: 1026840358000
Classification: Query
The four brothers that served in the civil war were Daniel, Aaron, Cornelius and Moses. The Reuben you mention would have been from a different family. I have all their pension files. It's curious that while Aaron served in both the 8th Wisconsin and the 4th Minnesota, there is no record of this in his pension file except that he was a veteran volunteer which meant he had served his time and re-enlisted.

I have most of the census records. If you can suggest where I look for the naturalization records that would be helpful.

Re: Hull-Otis of Ashland

Posted: 1027528836000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1042139925000
Surnames: Hull, Beardsley, Triggs
May I jump in here. I am also looking for a Hull. John Hull born 1831 in ?, married to Adelia Beardsley, b. 1838, NY, they had one son, Charles who died young. She was widowed by 1864 when she married a Robert Triggs, Jr. who died in the Civil War. I believe she married John Hull around 1855, where I have no idea. Any help appreciated.

Re: Hull-Otis of Ashland

Posted: 1027573003000
Classification: Query
Sallie ~

Your John Hull, Amelia, and Robert Triggs were St. Croix County (WI) people. That board may be of some help you.

I picked up that fact by checking just now in a couple of my subscription databases. They also show that Charles Hull (John & Amelia's son) was born in Minnesota. So, that puts John & Amelia there in the late 1850s. John Hull was born in NY (1831), same as Amelia (though different years).

The following are the resources for the above information:

Civil War Pension Records:

Robert Triggs, Jr., was a resident of Kinnickinnick, St. Croix Co., WI when he enlisted in Co. A, 12th Wisc. infantry (10-30-1861). After he was killed in action in Atlanta (7-21-1864), Amelia Triggs filed for his pension (on 10-13-1864). She apparently died in 1891, since Robert's pension was transferred to dependent Stephen W. Triggs on June 21 of that year.

Robert Triggs was included posthumously in the 1890 census -- as deceased veteran -- by the census taker in Pleasant Valle, St. Croix Co., WI. So I assume that was where his family (ie., Amelia and any others in the house) were living at that time. If that's a year before she died, which is my guess, she probably died in that area.

1860 Federal Census -- Malone, St. Croix Co., WI:

HULL, John, 29, farmer, born NY.
HULL, Amelia, 23, wife, born NY
HULL, Charles, 1, born MN.
WEBSTER, Albinus, 26, farmer, born NY (living w/ J. Hull & family)

Let me know if these things do you some good, Sallie. I'll be interested to know!

Best :)
Kathe C.

Re: Hull-Otis of Ashland

Posted: 1027615418000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1042139925000
Surnames: Hull, Beardsley, Triggs, Francis
Yes, I do have info on Robert Triggs including their son Robert Triggs the III who moved out here to CA. Adelia died in MN in 1926, I have Adelia death cert. but her daughter sent body back to Hammond Cemetary. I don't understand that Stephen, I saw that also. Traced him to SS records and they have him listed in Fl. Don't know unless Robert was married before Adelia. hmmmm.... have to think on that one. Cannot find anything else on Stephen. Adelia went on to marry my grandfather Chester Francis after Robert died in Civil War.
Thanks for all the info.

Re: Hull-Otis of Ashland

Posted: 1378345077000
Classification: Query
I'm a decedent of the Hulls. Reuben C. Hull was married to my great grandmother Amy Albright, he was born in Canada sometime in 1848, was a railroad engineer, they had three children, lived in Antigo and Monico WI, one child was Jessie Hull, whom she married Clarence Godfrey, my father Reuben R. Hull was their only child, Jessie died shortly after birth, my father was raised by his grandmother Amy Hull, my dad eventually changed his name from Godfrey to Hull (he passed away in 1980). Let me know if I can help with anything else.
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