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May 16, 2023

William Beard Hull (1837-1929), C.S.A.

William Beard Hull (1837-1929). Born Augusta County, Virginia. In 1858, as oldest son, Bill, 21, on saddle horse served as his family's scout to move his parents Dan and "Mae" and his six brothers and sisters to Kansas. They were not super-rich but from strain of the Hull family of German Lutheran farmers who had been settled in Middlebrook, Virginia since 1750. They freed the three slaves they owned before the trip west. They took two wagons, including a special "contraption" built by Dan, and driven by one of their servants from Middlebrook. Although they were headed to Kansas, they liked what is now Mountain Grove, Missouri. They stayed there. In 1861 Bill went back to Virginia to fight for the Confederacy, and he ended the war with the Missouri 10th Infantry, or Steen's Regiment. Bill helped the family gets on its feet after it lost small farms in both Virginia and Missouri during the war. His father in law—John Holt—had been shot by bushwhackers while working his fields near Mountain Grove; John Holt died hours later by bleeding to death on the kitchen floor of his small house with his family around him. His son in law Bill died at 91 in Oklahoma at a Confederate Soldiers home. Bill must have seen amazing things and changes in the American South. He married. He had at six kids, including my great-grandfather, John Daniel Hull I.


Posted by JD Hull at May 16, 2023 11:59 PM


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