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February 18, 2017

William Beard Hull (1837-1929)

William Beard Hull (1837-1929). Born Augusta County, Virginia. In 1856, as oldest son at 19, Bill on saddle horse served as his family's scout to move his parents Dan and Melissa and his six brothers and sisters to Kansas. They were not rich but from strain of Hull family of German Lutheran farmers who 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 their one servant 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 Confederacy, and he ended the war with the Missouri 10th Infantry, or Steen's Regiment. He died at 91 in Oklahoma at a Confederate Soldiers home. He 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 February 18, 2017 12:56 AM


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