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The Hull Family in America has three main divisions: George Hull and his descendants; his brother, the Reverend Joseph Hull and his descendants ; and Richard Hull and his descendants. George and Joseph were sons of Thomas and Joane Pescn Hull, of Somersetshire, England, the earliest known ancestors of the tribe. George was about five years older than Joseph and came to this country five years earlier, in 1630. The relationship of Richard Hull to them, if there is any, is not known. He was a native of Derbyshire, England, and although four years younger than Joseph Hull came to this country before Joseph did, but the exact date of his arrival is not knov/n. There is also a brarxh of New Hampshire Hulls, so called, whose relationship to any of the three main branches has not been discovered. What could be learned about them by the eflforts of ]Mr. William G. Hull, of Plymouth, N. H., has been included in the present volume.


Descendanta of George Hull - -. - Page 9

Descendants of JosepL Hull - - - _ Page 245

Descendants of Rickard Hull - - - Page 463

Descendants of New HampsLire Hulls - - Page 579

The names listed in the dark type are those that appear later with biographical sketches. The numbers that head the biographical sketches are the same as those given to the names when they first appear. All names appearing in the book may be found in the index except those of people who died when under fifteen years of age. The names of people marrying members of the Hull family may be found in the index with the numbers of their consorts.


Descendants of George Hull

I. George Hull, 1590-1659, surveyor, Indian trader, magistrate, statesman and founder of a prominent branch of the Hull family in America, the son of Thomas^and Joane Peson Hull, of Crew- kerne, Somersetshire, England. On August 17, 1614,- as shown by the original parish records of the ancient church at Crewkerne village, he was married to Thamzen (Thomasene) Michell, daughter of Robert Michell, a well-to-do yeoman of Stockland, in the ad- joining shire of Dorset. Stockland is about six miles distant from the village of Crewkerne, at or near which the ancestral home of the Hulls was situated, and it was probably included within the bounds of Crewkerne parish. The parish records of Winsham. Somersetshire, an adjoining parish to Crewkerne, contained the fol- lowing entr>'.

1574 Baptizati, Novembris 6^^ die. Gulieimus Hull, filius Thomas Hull, Joannes Higinus, Vicarius Winsamiae.

Crewkerne is three miles north of its hamlet, Clapton, and is in western Somerset, the river Ax dividing the parish from Dor- setshire at the northwestern extremity of that county. The parish comprises an area of 6,183 acres.

It is a very ancient town known in the Saxon time as Cruserne, a name composed of the words "Cruse," a cross, and "Carne," a cottage. There is no doubt that this name was applied in the early ages of Christianity when churches were rare and hermitages or cells the usual place of religious association.

The part played by Crewkerne in the civil wars between the King and Parliament in the 17th century, if not conspicuous as that of many other places, was neither unexciting nor devoid of danger. The town was frequently occupied by troops of the con- tending parties, and Hinton St. George, in the immediate vicinity of Crewkerne, was the quarters of Lord Poulett, who greatly dis- tinguished himself in the King's cause and early held an important command in the Royal Army.


The great ornament of Crewkerne is undoubtedly its beautiful church, which is slightly elevated above the body of the town on its western edge. It is dedicated to St. Bartholomew, and a fair or wake is still held near the anniversary of that saint, viz.: on Sep- tember 4th, the anniversary itself being on August 24th.

The church is built in the style for which Somerset is celebrated, that of perpendicular or latest form of Gothic, while upon the whole it may be considered as belonging to the local style of the district. It is by no means wanting in peculiarities of its own. It was probably erected on the site of a more ancient structure during the latter half of the 15th century. Crewkerne church is a large cruciform building, with a central tower. There are aisles to the nave, but the choir has no regular aisles. There is, however, a remarkable arrangement of the chapel between the tower and the north transept. The total length of the church is 122 feet, and the width of the transept 102 feet. The west front is pronounced one of the finest belonging to any parish church in England.

William and Joseph Hull, the oldest and youngest of the brothers of George Hull, were graduates of St. Mary's Hall, Oxford, and ministers of the Church of England. William, who was vicar of Colyton in Devonshire, died childless in 1627, leaving a will, in which he names his brothers George, John, and Joseph, also Marie (Mary), daughter of his brother George, and Johanna, daughter of his brother Joseph.

George Hull was about forty years of age when he left England, and so far as is known, land surveying was not only his profession but his principal avocation while he remained there.

On March 30th, 1629-30, he sailed from Plymouth, England, with a noted company of adventurers which included Ludlow, Mason, Underbill, Southcote, Maverick and Warham, all of whom became men of marked prominence in either the civil, military or ecclesiastical affairs of New England. The record of baptism of his son Joshua at Crewkerne, seven and a half months after his departure suggests the probability that he sailed unaccompanied by his family and at a late date after he had "spied out the land," he either returned for or was joined by them.

No record of place or date of death of Thomasene Michell Hull has been discovered, but that she died previous to 1655 Js shown by the recorded fact that about that date George Hull v.as married to Sarah, widow of David Phipin, Esq., of Boston.


As previously stated George Hull came to New England in ; 1629-30. After spending a short time in Boston, he with other

j colonists settled the town of Dorchester, the records of which show

I that he was a prominent member of its first board of selectmicn,

'■ and its representative in the first general court of }^Iassachusetts

I Bay Colony held May 14, 1634.

i In 1636 he moved to Windsor, Conn., of which and the adjoining

I town of Wethersfield, he made official surveys, receiving in com-

I pensation for his service, awards of choice town lots. The records

i of Windsor contain divers records showing that he was one of the

"first comers" and prominent grantees of that town, which he was

chosen to represent in the general court of Connecticut. Hurd, in

his history of Fairfield, says:

; "George Hull was the personal friend and poHtical adherent

of Governor Roger Ludlow. He came from England in the same ship, with him and his brother John and Humphrie Pinney, who afterwards married his daughter. Marie (Mary) at Dorchester, moved with him to Windsor, Connecticut, and jointly with him obtained from the general court of 1638. a monopoly of the beaver trade on the Connecticut river. When Ludlow moved to Fairfield, George Hull soon followed him, and was selected by the general court as his assistant; and in 1651, 1653, and 1654 he was appointed by the governor as associate magistrate for the towns by the seaside. . . _ . He was public spirited, active and intelligent, and as a legis- lator and magistrate was instrumental in establishing two of the enlightened commonwealths of New England Massa- ^ chusetts and Connecticut. Gotten Mather distinguishes him

with a place in his great book, and places his brother Joseph in his First Classis or List of First Good Men. Mr. Trumbull, the historian of Connecticut, groups him with those whose names are worthy of perpetuation, and Mr. Stiles, in his history of Windsor tells us that he was a citizen of worth and dis- tinction."

His will reads as follows :

^ I George Hull, being feeble in body, yet of good and perfect

mind, do now ordain this my last Will and Testament as followeth :

Imprimus I give and bequeath unto my loving wife the third

part of my estate, yf shee relinquish the twenty pounds which I

promised her yf I died before her.

Item I give and bequeath unto by son Josias Hull another , third part of my estate.

■' Item I give and bequeath unto my son Cornelius Hull, one little

feather bed now in Boston.


^ Item— I give and bequeath also unto Cornelius Hull forty shil- lings to be paid out of the third of my estate.

Item I give unto my cousin Jane Pinkney twenty shillings.

Iten'i—l doe by these presents ordayn, constitute and make my son Josias Hull and Sarah, my loving wife, the executors of this my last Will and Testament.

GEORGE HULL. (s) In presence of

Alexander Knowles, Philip Pinckney.

Item The rest of my estate, my depts and funeral expences being payd, I give to my four daughters, equaly to be divided, that is to Mary, Martha, Elizabeth, Naomy.

GEORGE HULL. (s) In presence of

Alexander Knowles, Philip Pinckney.

Widow Sarah Hull survived her husband George Hull but a few days. The inventories of their estates were filed together, Aug. 25, 1659-


The 25th August, 1659.

An invoice of the Estate of George Hull, late deceased

of Fairfield, as folloiveth:

£ s p

Imprimus His apparell 5 4

Item His purs and Wampumpray and a seall in the

purs Seal! Missterken 10 6

In trading cloth 9 yards 3 12

" Brown Holland 15 yards and quarter 3 1

•^ In Assenberg cloth 7 yards and 3 quarters 15 6

" In 2 remnants of Holland 3

" 2 yards and half of blue lining 10

" In "^Tiite Holland 4 yards and quarter 19

In White sope 37 pounds 1 14 8

" In WTiite sope pounds 6

" 7 Glasses 1

" 1 Skellett 6

" 1 New Holland sheet 1

" One diapper table cloth 7

" one pillow case & one napkin 2


" one new sheet 14

" one old coarse sheet 4

" one yard of blue lining 4

" 2 ancors, one out 4

2 payls 2

" one old musskett 8

" one old lamp or mer feane 1

" one pair of Stilliards 12

" One Cheesepres 3

2 tubbs 3

" Pincers hammer gunlett sissors 3

" one axe 1

" one tubb & meat in it 3

" 2 iron wedges one out 2

" one pair of bellows 1 3

" one lamp 1 6

" One brass hooke 2

" One box and pepper in it 1

" 36 cheeses 1 6

In butter 20 pounds 10

j " In WTieat 14

t " In a pair of tow Combs and a riddle 6

; " One old hogshead & one barrell & a half

a bushel of Indian Corn 8

i " In hay 2 10

I " 2 Cowes and one heifer 9

I " One year old heifer 1 10

j " 3 Calves one out 1 10

I " In grass and Wheat 15

>f " One horse 9

I " One grind stone and ye winch 4

" one sowe and 4 pigs 1 18

j " one trunke 5

I " One yard of blue lining 4

" 2 yards and half of brown Holland 10

2 Cheeseflats 2

" One bedstead & Cord 15

" 2 lines lUigible 4 10

" 6 napkins 8

58 14 4

I Taken by us,

\ . William Hill,

j Alexander Knowles,

I Anthony Wilson.

j The second day of November, 1659.


i This inventory was attested by Cornelius Hull to be true in-

I ventory of is Father Hull his Estate to the best of his knowledge.

Before me,





Widow Sarah Hull, in her will dated Aug. 12, 1659, does not 1

mention any of her step-children, but divides her estate, which ;

I , j y)^ includes a dwelling house in Boston, among her children by her,^ y j

\ jl former husband, David Phipsen, (viz. : Benjamin, Joseph, GambTetl,'*i<^^^*^^

)Vin '-, George, Sarah and Rebecca Phipsen), and her cousin Jane Pinkney. I ,. '""^ By the same instrument she names Philip Pinkney overseer of her estate at Fairfield.

George Hull and his first wife Thamsen IMichell were the parents of seven children, six of whom were born in Crewkerne, England, and whose names and dates the baptismal records of the church parish contain.


3. Josias Hull, bap. Nov. 16, 1616; d. Nov. 16, 1675; m. 1640,

Elizabeth Loomis.

2. Marie Hull, bap. July 27, 1618; d. Aug. 20, 1684; m. Humphrey Pinney.

6. Martha Hull, b. Oct. 24, 1620.

4. Elizabeth Hull, bap. Oct. 16, 1625; d. May 2, 1680; m. Sumuel


5. Cornelius Hull, b. Apr. 9, 1628; d. Sept. 1695; m. 1653, Rebecca


7. Naomi Hull.

7a. Joshua Hull, bap. Nov. 5, 1630. He probably died without issue before 1658.

2. Marie (Mary) Hull, 1618-1684, of Crewkerne parish in England, of Dorchester in Massachusetts, and of Windsor in Con- necticut, daughter of (i) George anfl Thamzen Michell Hull, came from England either with her father in 1629-30. or a short time thereafter, and when about 17 years of age was married to Plum- phrey Pinney, who became a prominent resident of Windsor.


8. Samuel Pinney, b. about 1636; m. 1665, Joyce Bissell.

8b. Nathaniel Pinney, b. Dec. 1640; d. Aug. 7, 1675; m. 1670, Widow Phelps.

8c. Mary Pinney, b. June 16, 1644; d. July 2, 1725; m. A. Phelpa and D. Adams.

8d. Sarah Pinney, b. Nov. 19, 1648; m. William Phelps.


8e. Abigail Pinney, b. Nov. 26, 1654; m. 1667, John Adams.

8f. John Pinney, b. Oct. 19, 1650; d. 1697.

8g. Isaac Pinney, b. Feb. 24, 1663; d. 1709; m. 1685, Sarah Clark.*

3. JosiAH (Josias) Hull, of Killingfworth. He was the eldest son of George, and was baptized at Crewkerne, Somersetshire, Eng- land, November loth, 1616. He sailed from Plymouth with his parents March 30, 1629-1630, in the ship "Mary and John," and first settled at Dorchester, Mass. In the same ship came Hmnphrey Pinney, who afterwards married his sister Mary at Dorchester. He with his father and brother-in-law removed to Windsor in 1637, and we find them there as owners of adjoining lands. We learn from the Connecticut Colonial Records that he with Richard

, was defendant in a law-suit in 1645 I ^^'^s a member of

the Grand Jury July 16, 1660. We find his name in the list of

those who paid 6 shillings for seating in the Meeting House, July

; 18, 1659. He was among those of the Dragoons that had received

j powder of Thomas Dibble. After his removal to Killing-vvorth, he

sold his seat in the Meeting House ]\Iarch 7, 1664. to Nathaniel

i Bissell. On May 20, 1640, he married at Windsor, Elizabeth.

, daughter of Joseph Loomis and his wife, Mary White. In 1643-44.

he removed to Killing^vorth, Conn., where he was chosen first

i Town Recorder October 2, 1665, and was Lieutenant of Train

i Band in 1666. He was Deputy to the General Court 1659, 1660,

I , 1662, 1667, and 1674. He died at Killingworth Nov. 16, 1675,

: leaving eleven children.

Killingworth was originally bounded on the south by Long Island I Sound, on the west by Guilford, east by Saybrook, and north by

I the wilderness. Killingworth was originally a piece of ground

\ "left out" as not worth settling.

The present Clinton wa.s the original Killingworth, and Main

;> Street was the identical ground where they took their home lots.

These were surveyed in 1663, and alloted to them by "drawing

i cuts." Lot p. 36 Town Records allotted to Josiah Hull, Sr., was

on the North side of Main Street, west of Indian River.

•The following line of descent, from Mary Hull Pinney, is given in 1904 Lineage book of the National Society of Colonial Wars:

I. Humphrey Pinney, 1683; m. Mary Hull, 1618-1684.

II. Isaac Pinney, 1663-1709; sergeant in Queen Ann's war. 17G9.

III. Isaac Pinney, June, 1686-1717; m. Abigail Filley, 1685-1761.

IV. Isaac Pinney, 3d., 1716-1791; m. Susanna Phelps, 1731-1795. V, Sarah Pinney, 1756-1805; m. Josiah Edson, 1758-1819.

VI. Joseph Edson, 1782-1832; m. Sarah Throop, 1783-1863. VII. Sarah Edson, 1806-1851; m. Edward Weston, 1799-1870.

VIII. Mary E. Weston, 1839 ; m. Howard Butler VanDyke,

1840 .

IX. Harry Watson VanDyke, b. Apr. 11, 1872.


It was resolved by the General Court in October, 1665, that Hammonascet should be a Town. The same month 12 planters principally from Hartford, Windsor, and Guilford tixed their resi- dences there. It was afterwards called Killingworth. The name originally designated was Kennelworth, and thus it was written for some years on the records of the Colony, but b}' mistake was recorded Killingworth, and this name finally prevailed. Trumbull's History of Connecticut, Vol I., p. 261.

In March, 1663, the General Court appointed William Wads- '

worth, Sen., Avery, and Lieut. Smith a committee to

view the lands at Hommonascitt, and if they judge be not fit for a plantation, and will not be very preju'dicall to Saybrook, then they are to lay it out to Mr. :Math' Allen, Capt. Tallcott, John AUyn and Mr. Willis, according to the grant of the Court.

The Committee appointed to view Hom-

monascett returned a writing under their hands dated June 3, 1663. wherein they expressed that '"according to their best judgement it will make a comfortable plantation for the entertainment of thirty families to subsist comfortably."

The following is from the town records. Vol. I., p. 238: "The determination and conclusion of the Committee chosen by the General Assembly for the ordering of the settling of Hommon- ascitt, October, 1663. The binding articles concluded on by the Committee were as follows:

1. That none put in above a Hundred Pound estate for the division of land.

2. That every man's Proportion be laid out by lot.

3. That every one that puts his name for a Planter Remove himself and Family and settle within two years from this time or else to forfeit his land to the Company or Plantation.

4. That every family so Removed and Settled abide for four years after the first two years have expired or else to lose their land, Receiving only the equitable expense.

5. If any Magistrate Remove thither he is to attend the same manner as the rest, provided that he is to have some addition of land beyond his proportion in consideration of his place, as the Company shall think meet.

6. That there be a convenient allotment Reserved for the min- ister forever.

7. That they shall settle an Able, Orthodox and Godly Minister free from scandal with the advice of the major part of the Magis- trates of Connecticut.

8. That none shall have an allotment for a greater estate than he carried to the place.


9. That there shall be thirty families on the east side of Hom- monasset at the least.

"Entered as planters by the Committee: Bryan Rossiter, Josias Hull, Sen., Jonas Westover. William Huydon, Edward Griswold, William Kelcey, William Barber, John Mugs. Sen.. Samuel Buell, William Wellman.

"And that there be a liberty for two or three of Stratford, and also Mr. Matthew Allyn is to have a liberty according to the articles, & so much it is left to the major part of those admitted to enter- tain the rest of number agreed upon, which is to be at least thirty families in all.

"All subscribed unto by the Committee: Samuel Willys, Henry Wolcott, Willin Wadsworth. (p. 238.)

The following "allotment of the several inhabitants of Hammon- ascitt," is from page i of the Town Records of Killingworth.

"Thomas Smith, William Barber, Henry Farnam. William Well- man, George Chatfield, Thomas Stevens. Edward Griswold, William Huyton, Samuel Buell, John Kelcey, Robert Williams, granted, John

Nuthton, granted, Turney, purchase John Rositer, by

agreement, John ^Miggs, granted John Shether, purchase of Jona- than Dunnin, George Sanders, granted William Stevens, Josiah Hull, Senr., Eliezer Isbel, granted, Isaac Griswold, purchase Jona- than Dunnin."

In 1669 the following list of freemen of the "Town of Killing- worth" is recorded: Mr. John Woodbridge, Mr. Edward Griswold, Josiah Hull, John Wilcockson, Samuel Buell, Jonas Westover^ Eliazer Isbel, WilHam Stevens, Nathaniel Parmerly. William Barber, John Miggs, Sr., Andrew Wards, William Kulsey, William Well- man, George Chatfield, Thomas Stevens, John Kielsey. John ^Muggs, Jr., Josiah Hull, John Rosseter, townsmen; George Chatfield con- stable.

The actual first settlers were 21 in number. The act of the General Court required thirty families to settle before an act df incorporation could be granted them. They gradually increased until 1685, when the General Court incorporated them or granted tnem a "patent."

In 1703 a new patent was granted to the inhabitants of Killing- worth by the General Assembly. The inhabitants also purchased the Indian title from Uncas, Sachem of the Mohegans. One deed «s dated January 13, 1663, the other November 26, 1669.


The following from the Town records may prove of interest.

February 15, 1664— It is ordered that the first Minister that is called and settled in office amongst us shall have the lot that lies betwixt the home lot of Bryan Rossiter and the Highway that goes down to the Landing place and four acres and land at Neck of the Divisions as they are Recorded in the Records of Land own and property as a Planter and as other Planters have.

October 2nd, 1665 Josias Hull is \^oted and Chosen to be Town Recorder for the year ensuing.

September 28. 1666 The town bargained and agreed with Nathan Parmele for forty shillings per year to beat the Drum Sabbath Days for the Calling of the People together and at the Town ]\Ieetings and Training Days. Provided he be chosen by the Company to be their Drummer and to maintain the Drum at his own cost. Vol. L, p. 242. Vol, L, p. 274.

February ye 12th, 1671 It was ordered and voted by the Town that if any man should wholly absent himself from any Town Meetings, having had sufficient warning at least 24 hours before, Shall pay twelve pence, and if any Man Comes late after tlie time appointed, shall pay six pence, unless they make it appear they have had urgent occasion to hinder them and are to be made Debtor to the Town and to be added to the next Town Rate; and if seven of the Town Meets together at the time appointed, it shall be accounted a lawful Town Meeting. Vol. I., p. 276.

At a Town Meeting, March 29th, 1675-6 It was Voted and Agreed upon that there shall be two common fortifications made in the Town for places of Defence, and it was also stated and agreed upon that those places for fortifications shall be at Mr. Woodbridge's and at Andrew Ward's— further

it was also Voted and agreed upon that Mr. \V and

the Townsmen, until a Commission be chosen, shall appoint when the persons in the Town shall come into those fortifica- tions and that they will be subject thereunto, and it was also voted that these fortifications shall be made by Equal Propor- tion by the I^Iale Persons from fifteen years of age and up- wards, and further it was agreed upon that these fortifica- tions shall be sufficiently made and finished within a fort- night's time, and ]Mr. Griswold and William Stevens are chosen as a Committee for to appoint how this shall be done and to Lay the propositions.



I At a Town Meeting April ye 7th. 167^ It was Voted and Agreed upon that there shall be no Land let or hired out to any Indian or Indians within the limits of this Town for the , under the penaltie of twenty shillings for- feit for each acre so hired out.

I Joseph Loomis, the father-in-law of Lieut. Josiah Hull, before

I coming to Niew England, was a woolen draper of Braintree.

I Essex County, England, and was married in said county, June 30,

j 1614. to Mary White, daughter of Robert White and his wife

; f.ridget Alger. He came to America in the ship "Susan and Ellen."

I leaving England April r, 163.'^. In 1S80. Elias Loomis, LL. D.,

I Professor of Natural Philosophy and Astronomy in Yale University,

I a lineal descendant of the colonist Joseph, compiled and had pub-

i li>hed in two volumes, a record of The Descendants of Joseph

I Loomis, in which he gives the names of 1.175 persons whose

I descent he has traced from the before mentioned Lieut. Josias

Hull and his wife P21izabeth Loomis. There will, however, be found in this volume a number of Hull-Loomis lir.es and several hun- dred names of descendants of this worthy couple not recorded in said admirable work of Professor Loomis.


8h. Josias Hull, b. Sept. 6, 1642; d. Sept., 1670; m. Elizabeth

9. John Hull, b. Dec. 27, 1644; d. July 24, 1728; m. 1668. Abigail Kelsey.

10. Elizabeth Hull, b. Feb. 18, 1647; m. 1661, Israel Dibble.

11. Mary Hull, b. Oct. 2, 1648; m. 1666, John Grant

12. Martha Hull, b. June 10, 1650; m. 1669, John Nettleton.

13. Joseph Hull, b. Aug. 10. 1652; d. June. 1694; m. 1676, Mary Merwin. "'

14. Sarah Hull,'b. Apr. 9, 1654.

15. Naomi Hull, b. Feb. 17, 1656; d. Mar. 16, 1726; m. 1676, Thomas Burnham.

16. Rebecca Hull, b. Aug. 10, 1659.

17. George Hull, b. Apr. 28, 1662; d. Sept., 1670.

18. Thomas Hull, b. Mar. 21. 1665; d. 1720; m. 1685. Hannah Sheather

4- Eliz.\beth Hull, 1625-16S0, daughter of (i) George and ihamzen Michell Hull, was married Dec. 4. 1646, to Samuel Gay- lord, 16 1690. of Simsbury, Conn., son of William Gaylord. Sr. i^or several years after their marriage they resided at Windsor, ^onn., then moved to Hatfield, Mass. In '1682. Samuel Gaylord J*;as married to his second wife, Mary, the widow of both John ^'■aves and Lieut. William Allis. According to some accounts i^anuiel Gaylord was her fourth husband. She was the daughter ot John Bronson.



18h. Elizabeth Gaylord, b. Oct. 4, 1647; m. Richard Hubbell. 181. Mary Gaylord, b. Nov. 10, 1649*; m. 1670, Joseph Griswold. 18j. Sarah Gaylord, b. Jan. 18, 1651; ra. John Alexander. 18k. Abigail Gaylord. b. Sept. 29, 1653; m. Joseph Wascoat. 18m. Samuel Gaylord, b. July, 1657; d. while serving in the army. 18n. Martha Gaylord, b. June 24, 1660; m. 1679, Josiah Ellsworth.

5. Lieutenant Cornelius Hull, 1626-1695, of Windsor and Fairfield, Conn., son of (i) George and Thamzen Michell Hull, was married Nov. 19, 1653, to Rebecca Jones, 16 1696, daughter \ of Rev. John Jones and his wife Sarah.

Mr. Jones was born in Wales and ordained in England. He came to America on the ship "Defence" in 1635, and on April 6, 1637, was reordained and made pastor of the church at Concord, Mass. In September, 1644, he migrated with a considerable num- ber of his Concord parishioners to Fairfield, Conn., and became the first pastor of the church at that place. When, in 1653, Cornelius Hull was married to the daughter of pastor Jones the town authorities of Fairfield immediately granted him a three acre town lot, to which his father added an adjoining or near by tract, con- taining 40 acres. Like his honored father he was a surveyor as well as husbandman, and early in his married life began adding to his landed estate, and was soon recognized as a man of substance and a prominent citizen. He was chosen deputy to the General Court in 1656, 1660, 1662 and 1667. In 1661 he was appointed Lieutenant for Fairfield County and in 1675 was made Lieutenant of "The Hon. Major Treat's Life Guards," the "crack corps" of the Connecticut soldiery of that period. For service rendered in King Philip's war he was awarded a considerable tract of land. Such of his original estate as he had not conveyed to his children previous to his death was divided by his will as follows :

To son Cornelius, 75 acres in three plots.

To sons Cornelius and Theophilus, certain meadow lands. 'To son Cornelius, two additional tracts.

To daughter Rebecca Hull, his home lot, house and barn.

To daughter Sarah Silliman, 65 acres in two plots.

To daughter Martha Stratton, 20 acres.

♦Delia Bidwell Ward's line of descent from Elizabeth Hull Griswold.

I. Samuel Gaylord, 16—1690; m. 1646, Elizabeth Hull, 1625-1680,

II. Mary Gaylord, 1649-16—; m. 1670, Joseph Griswold, 1647-1716,

III. Matthew Griswold, 1686-17—; m. 1709, .^lary Phelps, 1689—

IV. Capt. Noah Griswold, 172.3 ; m. Abigail Griswold, 1727 ,

V. Serg. Noah Griswold, 1746-178.5; m. Azubah Strong, 1744-1326

VI. Frederick Griswold, 1767-1829; m. Zerviah Griswold, 1774-1863,

VII. Electa Griswold, 1779-1871; m. James Bidwell, 1803-1835.

VIII. Delia Bidwell, 1831-1901; m. 1853, Austin M. Ward, 1831-1875.


To his grandson George, son of Cornelius, a certain farm. To his daughter Rebecca, his household goods. To his son Samuel, the gun he called his fowling piece. To his daughter Rebecca, one cow and a heifer. To his three sons Samuel, Cornelius, and Theophilus, the remainder of his estate to be divided equally among them.


19. Samuel Hull, d. 1720; m. (1st) 1693, Deborah Beers, (2nd)

Sarah Hubbell.

20. Cornelius Hull, b. 1654; d. Jan. 7, 1740; m. Sarah Sanford.

21. Theophilus Hull, d. June 5, 1710; m. Mary Sanford.

22. Rebecca Hull.

23. Sarah Hull, m. Robert Sllliman.

24. Martha Hull, m. Cornelius Stratton.

I 9. Lieutenant John Hull, 1644-1728, of Killingworth, Conn.,

I son of (3) Lieut. Josiah and Elizabeth Loomis Hull, was married

i Dec. 3, 1668, to Abigail Kelsey, 1645-1717, daughter of the William

|. Kelsey that represented Killingworth in the colonial legislature

[ of Connecticut from 1663 to 1671. The will of Lieut. John Hull

was filed Aug. 20, 1728. In it he mentions his


30. Abigail Hull, b. Sept. 30, 1669; d. 1710; m. 1690, Lt. Thomas I Chittenden.

31. Hester Hull, b. Aug. 4, 1672; d. Jan. 30, 1716; m. 1692, George Chatfield.

32. Josiah Hull, b. Sept. 17, 1676; d. May 18, 1758; m. Elizabeth

33. John Hull, b. 1678; d. Oct. 21, 1738; m. (1st) 1708. Mary

Osborne, (2nd) Elizabeth

33a. Elizabeth Hull, m. Arnold.

33b. Mary Hull, m. 1707, Phineas Fisk.

10. Elizabeth Hull, 1647 , daughter of (3) Lieut. Josiah

and Elizabeth Loomis Hull, was married Dec. 25, 1661, to Israel

Dibble, 1637 , son of Thomas Dibble of Windsor, Conn., who

came from England with the Rev. Joseph Hull company in 1635.


33c. Josiah Dibble, b. May 15, 1667. 33d. Thomas Dibble, b. Sept. 16, 1670. 33e. Elizabeth Dibble, b. Mar. 16, 1673, 33f. George Dibble, b. Jan. 25, 1675. 33g. .Tohn Dibble, b. Apr. 18, 1678; d. Oct. 6, 1678. i


II. Mary Hull, 1648 ' ' , daughter of (3) Lieut. Josiah and Elizabeth Loomis Hull, was married Aug. 2. 1666, by Mr. Clark, to John Grant, 1642-1684, of Windsor, Conn., son of Matthew Grant, who was the colonist ancestor of Gen. U. S. Grant.

Matthew Grant was by occupation a surveyor and farmer. Dur- ing the greater part of his adult life he resided at Windsor, Conn.^ where for many years he filled the office of town clerk.


33h. John Grant, b. Oct. 20, 1670; d. iMay 17, 1686. 33i. Mary Grant, b. Apr. 20, 1675. 33j. Elizabeth Grant, b. July 10, 1677. 33k. Abigail Grant, b. Jan. 27, 1679.

331. Josiah Grant, b. Jan. 28, 1682; d. Feb. 26, 1762; m. (Ist) 1710, Sarah Cooke.


THIRD GENERATION— Mary Hull, 1G48 , daughter of Josiah and

Elizabeth Loomis Hull, was married Aug. 2, 1666, to John Grant, 1642-1684, of Windsor, Conn., sen of colonist Matthew Grant, of New Haven.

FOURTH GENERATION— (331) Josias Grant, 1682-1762, of Windsor and Litchfield, Conn., son of John and Mary Hull Grant, was married March 30, 1710, to Sarah Cook, daughter of John Cook and his wife Sarah Fiske.

FIFTH GENERATION— (33m) Josiah Grant, 1710-1762, of Windsor and Litchfield, Conn., son of John and Sarah Cook Hull, was married to Sarah Baker, daughter of John Baker.

SIXTH GENERATION— (33n)Jesso Grant, 1742 , of Litchfield, Conn.,

son of Josiah and Sarah Baker Grant, was married to Ann Lewis.

SEVENTH GENERATION— (33o) Charlotte Grant, 1769 , of Litchfield,

Conn., daughter of Jesse and Ann Lewis Grant, was married to Isaac Morse, son of John (Morse) Moss, of New Haven, Conn.

EIGHTH GENERATION— (33p) Harriet Morse, b. Feb. 26, 1789, at Canandaigua, N. Y., daughter of Isaac and Charlotte Grant (Morse) Moss, of New Haven, Conn., was married to Serena Norton.

NINTH GENERATION— (33r) Oliver William Norton, b. Dec. 9, 1811, of Canandaigua, N. Y., son of Serena and Harriet Morse Norton, was married (1st) Nov. 27, 1838, to Henrietta Wilcox, (2nd) Jan. 1, 1852, at Harmony, N. Y., to Sarah A. Sweeney.

TENTH GENERATION— (33s) Lawrence A. Norton, Dec. 12, 1861, of Springfield, Erie Co., Penn.

12. Martha Hull, 1650 , daughter of (3) Lieut. Josiah

and Elizabeth Loomis Hull, was married May 29. 1(369, to John Nettleton of Killingworth, Conn., son of Samuel Nettleton of Mil- ford, Conn.


33u. John Nettleton Sarah Woodrr 33v. Samuel Nettlet 33w. Martha Nettleti 33x. Josiah Nettleto 33y. Joseph Nettletc 33z. George Nettlet(

13. Joseph Hull, (3) Lieut. Josiah and 1676. There is sotne wife. A careful exa he was married to .!M Mil ford, Conn., who 1 and died before 1705. granted by the law 1 services in the Indiai


35. 36. 37.

38. 39.

George Hull, b Phebe Rutty,

Josiah Hull, b,

Joseph Hull, b.

Cornelius Hull, Mehitable Gn

Peter Hull, b.

Elizabeth Hull,

15. Naomi Hull, and Elizabeth Loomis Burnham, Jr., son of Conn., was the garri;

39a. Thomas Burnh Elizabeth Str 39b. John Burnhara 39c. Elizabeth Burq 39d. Sarah Burnhar 39e. Naomi Burnhal

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33u. John Nettleton, b. June 19, 1610; d. Feb. i:j, 1715; m. 1692, ! ) Sarah Woodman.

' ,' 33v. Samuel Nettleton, b. Mar. 9, 1672; d. Sept. 19, 1692.

! 33w. Martha Nettleton, b. Apr. 15, 1675; m. 1711, William Barber.

! ' 33x. Josiah Nettleton, b. Jan. 13, 1677.

33y. Joseph Nettleton, m. 1713, Hannah Bushnell.

33z. George Nettleton, m. Rebecca

'' 13. Joseph Hull, 1652-1694, of Killingwortl . Conn., son of

(3) Lieut. Josiah and Elizabeth Loomis Hull, was married about 1676. There is some uncertainty as to the maiden name of his wife. A careful examination of the earty records indicate that he was married to .^lary iMerwin, daughter of ]\Iiles Merwin of.,' j Tvlilford, Conn., who married as her second husband John Mentor, 7^-^ and died before 1705. His estate was settled Jan. .|.. 1710. , He was granted by the law of Killingworth five acres of land for his services in the Indian War ( Xarragansett ).


34. George Hull, b. Oct. IS, 1678; d. Dec. 5, 1755; ra. (1st) 170S,

1 Phebe Rutty, (2nd) 1733, Hannah Kelsey.

I 35. Josiah Hull. b. Apr. 11, IG^l; d. Dec. 13, 1749..

i 36. Joseph Hull, b. Mar. 26, 1685; d. Oct. 13, 175i

I 37. Cornelius Hull, b. Sept. 26, 1687; d. Mar. 24, 1756; m. 1714,

Mehitable Graves.

1 38. Peter Hull, b. Mar. 15, 1689.

j 39. Elizabeth Hull, b. Aug. 14, 1692; d. 1752.


I 15. Naomi Hull. 1656-1726, laughter of {3) Lieut. Josiah

and Elizabeth Loomis Hull, was married Jan. 4, 1676. to Thomas j Burnham, Jr., son of Thomas Burnham whose house at Windsor.

I Conn., was the garrison post during the King Philip War.

j children

■I ' 39a. Thomas Burnham, b. Apr. 16, 1678; d. Apr. 18, 1721: m. 1711,

' Elizabeth Strong.

. 39b. John Burnham, b. May 22, 16S1.

; - 39c. Elizabeth Burnham, b. 1684; m. 1702, Richaid Gilman. ; I: 39d. Sarah Burnham, b. Mar. 7, 1686; m. Mult'ord.

',f . 39e. Naomi Burnham, b. Jan. 3, 1688; m. 171:', Josiah Gaylord.

•;| 39£. Charles Burnham, b. 1690; m. Lydia Williams.

' f 39g. Mary Burnham, b. 1692; m. Lt. John Anc.erson.

!r 39h. Abigail Burnham, b. Mar. 26, 1694; m. Jonaii Williams.

■j 391. Josiah -Burnham, b. Sept. 6, 1696; ra.

I '8. Thomas Hull, 1663-1720, of Killingworth, Conn., son of

\ (3) Lieut. Josiah and Elizabeth Loomis Hull, was married first

Dec. 10, 1685, to Hannah Sheather, 16 1714. caughter of John .

Sheather and hie wife Susanna of Guilfo.rd, Cor:n.

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40. Thomas Hull, m. 1714, Mary Layton.

41. Elizabeth Hull, b. Dec. 20, 1691; d. Sept. 18, 1752; m. 1713,

Michael Griswold.

42. Concurrence Hull, b. Jan. 6, 1693; d. Feb. 14. 1740; m. 1720,

Gideon Wellman.

43. Theophilus Hull. b. Jan. 4, 1696.

44. Nathaniel Hull, b. Apr. 23. 1699; m. (1st) 1722, Elizabeth

Griswold, (2nd) 1736, Esther Bristol, (3rd) |84:Sy Hannah / Farnhum.

J 45. Mary Hull, b. Oct. 8, 1701; d. Oct. 1, 1743; m. 1724, Jonah Chatfield.

46. Mercy Hull, b. Jan. 5, 1703; d. July 11, 1744; m. 1723, Josiah


47. Ebenezer Hull, b. Dec. 10, 1705; d. Jan. 7, 1753; m. (1st) 1732,

Lois Wilcox, (2nd) 1737, Damaris Kelsey. x^t^*//j^ /), I i\-{ y. 48. Josiah Hull, b. Sept. 10, 1707; d. Oct. 13, 1753; m. (1st) 1731. ^ Elizabeth Redfield, (2nd) 1743, Elizabeth Buell.

49. Lemuel Hull, b. Mar. 20, 1710; d. Feb. 17, 1795; m. 1729,

Elizabeth Earl. 49a. Hannah Hull, b. Sept. 15, 1714; m. 1734, Nehemiah Parmelee.

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19. Samuel Hull, 16 1720, of Hulls Farms, Fairfield, Conn., son of (5) Cornelius and Rebecca Jones Hull, was married first in 1693, to Deborah Beers, daughter of James Beers and his wife Martha Barlow. His second wife was Sarah Hubbell. daughter of Richard Hubbell. His will was dated Nov. 15, 17 18, and was probated Aug. 18, 1720. In it he mentions all but the first of following named


49b. Martha Hull, bap. Sept. 9, 1694; d. before 1718.

50. Samuel Hull, b. Apr. 26, 1696; m. 1721. Joanna Fairchild.

51. Cornelius Hull, bap. June 23, 1700; m.

52. Josiah Hull, b. Apr. 12. 1702; d. 1748; m. 1727, Hannah Prindle. (p

53. Sarah Hull, b. Mar. 28, 1704. ; ., %t^ . '.it

54. Rebecca Hull, m. Moorehouse. Y''-'^'^''''''^^ W 'Y/' *»ii '

55. Deborah Hull, m. 1711, John Beardsley. ^ (j Jf^

56. Mary Hull.

20. Lieut. Cornelius Hull, 1654-1740, of Hulls Farms, Fair- field, Conn., son of (5) Lieut. Cornelius and Rebecca Jones Hull, was married about 1684 to Sarah Sanford, 1666-1744, daughter of Ezekiel Sanford and his wife Rebecca Wickla. He is the


recognized founder of the quaint hamlet that bears his name (*) and was for many years Lieutenant of the Fairfield train band. His will is dated Jan. 21, 1735, over five years before his death.

Ezekiel Sanford was an Englishman. By profession he was a civil engineer, and doubtless came to America in the employ of the English Government. The old stockade fort at Saybrook was planned by him and erected under his supervision. He subse- quently settled in the town of Fairfield, and built there, at his personal expense, the first grist mill erected in New England, receiving by way of reward for his enterprise the patent for an extensive tract of land.


58. George Hull, bap. Aug. 26, 1686; d. Feb. 9, 1769; m. Martha