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May 16, 2023

Melissa Jane Holt Hull (1845-1918)

Melissa Jane Holt Hull (1845-1918). She was my great-great grandmother. Several living Hulls have a resemblance to Melissa. Born and died in Mountain Grove, MO. Of English stock in America since early 1700s. Raised 7 Hulls, including my great-grandfather John Daniel Hull I. Lost her home twice during the Civil War. Her father John Holt (I am in effect in part named after him) was killed at age 48 working in his fields in 1862. Shot in the back. His murder was never solved but thought to be by either uniformed renegade Union or Confederate soldiers, or “bushwhackers.” Died amongst family on kitchen floor of his house. Bled to death. Melissa was 16. In post-war years, she helped get my family through its worst years since our arrival in Virginia from Germany in 1750.


Posted by JD Hull at May 16, 2023 11:35 PM


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