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What happens after a Y DNA test? The results are divided in groups. The first division
is Haplogroup (I, R, E, etc.) which are divided into subgroups or branches of the Haplogroup DNA
tree. Most Hull donors are either I1 or R1b.
The Haplogroup does not tell where the earliest ancestors originate. There are Hull donors with
ancestors from England and from Germany within Haplogroup I1. There are Hull donors with ancestors
from England and from Germany within Haplogroup R1b. One conclusion you can draw from the Haplogroup
division: If you are I1, you do not share a common direct paternal ancestor with someone who is R1b. In
particular, if you descend from American immigrant Richard Hull (R1b) who was born ca. 1599 and who
wrote a will on 21 Aug 1662 in New Haven Co., CT (which was probated 6 Jan 1662/3), then
you do not share a common direct paternal ancestor with American immigrant brothers George and the Rev. Joseph
Hull of Crewkerne, co. Somerset, England (whose descendants are I1).
The DNA test results also include a set of (12, 25, 37 or 67) markers which is called
a Haplotype. When markers are compared for several donors, a "difference" is computed. In
general, a Lineage is "declared" when two men are matching 23/25 or better. The common set
of markers becomes the Lineage Haplotype.
The latest Haplogroup names used by FamilyTreeDNA (FTDNA) no longer include
the higher level letters (such as R1b) in the Haplogroup name. For example, some kits with Haplogroup
R1b1a2 now have Haplogroup R-M269. This is just the name of a newly discovered branch. The kit is still
R1b and is still R1b1a2 but the more refined tree location is R-M269. Multiple branches are found within
a Lineage Group. Therefore, the R1b Lineage Group names are being simplified and
will just use R instead of R1b in the Lineage Group names. The Y-DNA table will continue to display
R1b1a2. In addition to the Y-DNA table, there is an automated table called Test Y-Results will display
both the continually changing FTDNA name and the names from the ISOGG (International Society of
Genetic Genealogy) branch name.
The Hull DNA Project is an open project. Anyone may join. The Group Administrators will choose
which results to include in the Y-DNA table. Generally, any Hull/Hohl/Holl surnamed donors are included
in the Y-DNA table. Other
surnamed donors must include earliest known ancestors. Hall and Hill donors are encouraged to join the
Hall DNA Project and Hill DNA Project which include many more donors with those surnames. Donors whose
results very closely match a Hull DNA Lineage Group are usually accepted if they provide their earliest
known ancestor. Donors may also join the Project who have a Hull ancestor and take either the mtDNA or
Family Finder test.
Hull Lineage Groups
The DNA results define the group. This is a basic outline of the lineages groups, primarily
listing dates and places of the earliest ancestors of the donors. This is an attempt to
describe the Hull Y-DNA results with words more than numbers. Both the Y-DNA chart and this page
will sometimes list the branch of a family instead of the earliest known ancestor. For example, the
first 30 donors identify four great-grandsons of Richard Hull d 1559, namely Josias and Cornelius Hull,
sons of George Hull and Tristram and Benjamin Hull, sons of The Rev. Joseph Hull. With other lineage
groups, sometimes the earliest known ancestor is a John Hull and nothing else is known about him. In
those cases, the earliest ancestor listed on the Y-DNA chart is one with either an estimated birth or
death year or the name of spouse.
Lineage I-1 Crewkerne
Lineage "I-1" is the largest group of donors in the Hull DNA project with a common
Haplotype (the set of markers which define a lineage). This group is referred to as the
Crewkerne Hull Group, even though all may not descend from Crewkerne, co. Somerset, England.
30 donors have traced their ancestor back to the two early American immigrants, George and
the Rev. Joseph Hull. Their earliest known ancestor is Richard Hull and his second wife Alice; the
will of Richard Hull was proved 6 Jun 1559 in Crewkerne, co. Somerset, England. His son was
Thomas "the Younger" Hull who married Joan(e) Peson on 11 Jan 1572/73 in Crewkerne. They are the
parents of George and the Rev. Joseph Hull.
George Hull married Thamzen Michell on 27 Aug 1614 in Crewkerne. DNA donors descend from sons Josias
and Cornelius. Josias Hull was baptized on 10 Nov 1616 in Crewkerne; he married Elizabeth Loomis. Lt.
Cornelius Hull Sr. was baptized 14 Apr 1628 in Crewkerne; he married Rebecca Jones.
The Rev. Joseph Hull was baptized 25 Apr 1596 in Crewkerne. The Rev. Joseph Hull had two wives. DNA donors descend
from sons Tristram and Benjamin. Son Tristram descends from the first wife whose name is unknown. Tristram was
born ca. 1624, probably in co. Devon in England and married Blanche. Son Benjamin descends from the second wife Agnes. Benjamin Hull
was baptized on 24 Mar 1638/39 in Plymouth Co., MA and married Rachel York(e). Descendants of Rev. Joseph Hull include
Samuel Hull (born ca. 1735, died 1814, married Martha Glover) who is a son of Judge Joseph Hull and Susanne Stelle.
The Hull Family of America (1913) mistakenly identified this Samuel Hull as the son of Daniel Hull and Mary Quinney/Quincy
(whose descendants are in Lineage Group R-14); that book also incorrectly identified the Samuel Hull (whose descendants are
in Lineage Group R-6) as the son of Judge Joseph Hull. DNA has shown that these were incorrect. Donors with haplogroup
I1 do not share a direct paternal ancestor with donors of haplogroup R1b.
Three donors in this group probably do not trace their ancestors back to those two American
immigrants. Their earliest known ancestors are in England in the late 1700's.
- Joseph Hull was born 18 May 1779 Leigh, Yetminster, co. Dorset, ENG, married Mary Andrews.
His son Joseph Hull was born 21 Feb 1791, Chetnole, co. Dorset, ENG, married Mary Crocker.
- Thomas William Hull was born ca. 1785 and married Johannah. His son
Thomas William Hull was born 19 Nov 1811 in Depford, London, England.
About 20 donors in this group suspect that they descend from George or the Rev. Joseph Hull, but have
been unable to prove their lineage that far back. They descend from:
- Benjamin Hull was born 27 Aug 1740, died 11 Oct 1832 in Lincoln Co., NC; he married
- George Hull Sr. whose will was probated on 14 Sep 1816 in Mendham Twp., Morris Co., NJ; his wife was
Elizabeth. Their son Solomon Hull was born 7 Nov 1758 in Mendham, Morris Co., NJ and married Sarah.
- Levi Hull was born in Shippensburg, Cumberland Co., PA and married Jane Fry.
- Cornelius Hull was born ca. 1744, died in Great Berkshire, Berkshire Co., MA; he married Thankful Root
- Elisha Hull was born ca. 1795 in NY; he married Elizabeth Dow/Daw in Oct 1823. Their son
Malancthon Hull who was born in Jul 1830 in NY and married Angeline Harrington.
- Stephen Hull died ca. 1849; he married Rebecca Alger; they resided in Genesee Co., NY.
Son Philo and Rebecca are in Ionia Co., MI in 1850.
- Benjamin Hull was born ca. 1800/1810 possibly in NY; he died in late 1849 or 1850. His
wife was Mary A. They resided in LA.
- Wakeman Hull, was born ca. 1807, NY; he married Eliza L.
- James T. Hull was born ca. 1843 in VA, died 16 Apr 1905 in Emmet Co., IA. He married Mary E. Sutton
on 25 Jan 1866 in DeWitt Co., IL. He was the son of Stephen Hull and Catharine Utta and the
grandson of Benjamin Hull and Jemima.
This project also accepts donors whose Y-DNA results match very closely with Hull donors.
The ancestors in this lineage group are:
- John Branch was born ca. 1740 in England.
- James H. Simmons was born ca. 1848 in Jackson, AL and died 1880. He married Nancy Jane
Yates. Son died in Texas.
- Joseph Seamands, died ca. 1729 in Richmond Co., VA. Son Ephraim was born ca. 1708 and 1718 and
died ca. 1801 Albemarle Co., VA.
- Ivar Arneson Slede til Sandvik 1431-1512 Kvinnhera (which I am translating: Ivar Arneson Slede was
born 1431 in Norway).
There are several Hull Family Association (HFA) Journal articles featuring ancestors of donors in Lineage Group I-1.
These include articles on:
- Richard Hull (whose will was proved 6 Jun 1559 in Crewkerne, co. Somerset, England)
- HFA Journal, Vol. 12, #3, Autumn 2001, p. 83-87.
- Thomas "the Younger" Hull who married Joan(e) Peson on 11 Jan 1572/73
- HFA Journal, Vol. 13, #1, Spring 2002, pp. 9-14.
- Immigrant George Hull who married Thamzen Michell on 27 Aug 1614 in Crewkerne.
- HFA Journal, Vol. 2, #1, February 1991, pp. 1,8-9.
- Immigrant Rev. Joseph Hull who was baptized 25 Apr 1596 in Crewkerne.
- HFA Journal, Vol. 16, #1, Spring 2006, pp. 2-23.
- Benjamin Hull who was baptized on 24 Mar 1638/39 in Plymouth Co., MA and married Rachel York(e).
- HFA Journal, Vol. 16, #1, Spring 2006, pp. 2-23.
- Trustum Hull who married Elizabeth (?Bescherer).
- HFA Journal, Vol. 21, #1, Spring 2011, pp. 3-19.
- Samuel Hull who married Martha Glover.
- HFA Journal, Vol. 22, #1, Spring 2012, pp. 10-16.
- Judge Joseph Hull who was born ca. 1706 and married Susanna Stelle.
- HFA Journal, Vol. 22, #2, Summer 2012, pp. 81-84.
Lineage I-2 German Peter Thomas Hohl Line
Peter Thomas Hohl was born ca. 1713, Palatinate, Germany. He married his second wife
Susanna Margaretha Dieffenbach on 25 Nov 1750 in Lancaster Co., PA.
His will was proven 19 Mar 1776 in Augusta Co., VA (now Highland Co., VA).
The Hull Family Association Journal, Vol. 10. #1, Spring 1999, features a article
on the Sons of the German Peter Thomas Hohl/Holl/Hull & Susanna Margaretha Diefenbach.
This group consists of two donors, but no known common ancestor.
The earliest ancestor of one resided in England and Canada.
The earliest ancestor of the other is from Ohio.
- George E. Hull was born ca. 1795 in Sheffield, England.
He married Elizabeth Peach. They moved to Twillingate, Newfoundland, Canada.
- H. Melvin Hull was born ca. 1850 in Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., OH;
he married Amelia Christian on 7 Sep 1875 in Cuyahoga Co., OH
Lineage I-4 Irish Hulls; Ruddock Group
These four donors all tested with 67 markers and the distance from each other only ranges from 1 to 3.
This lineage group includes two with the Hull surname and two with Ruddock (or variant) surname. Two share
a common Hull ancestor.
- John Hull was baptized in 1794 in Dromore, Co. Down, N. Ireland; he married Margaret Reilly. Son
William was baptized Feb 1833 in Tullyherron, Waringstown, Co. Down, N. Ireland; he married
- William Ruddock was born ca. 1689 in Ireland.
- James Ruddock was married in 1810.
Lineage R-1 German Hulls
This is a large group of R1b matching donors. There are a variety of earliest known
ancestors including immigrants to America from two locations in Germany. Other donors
have not identified the immigrant ancestor.
The subgroup designated as possibly in this group have markers that are in the gray area
of closeness. This may indicate a common ancestor that is several generations back in time
from the donors whose results are closer.
- German Johann Nicklas/Nickel Holl immigrated with his sons Abraham and Andreas
in 1738 from Liebsthal, Pfalz, Germany to Philadelphia, PA and settled in
Lancaster Co., PA. This Johann Nickel Holl married Anna Margaretha. Abraham
Holl was born 20 May 1714 in Germany, married Maria Catherine Stentz on 7 May
1745 in Lancaster Co., PA and died 5 Nov 1788 in Berwick Twp. York Co., PA.
Andreas Holl was born in July 1718 and married Maria Catherine Lehman; they
resided in Frederick Co., MD.
- Jacob Hull was born about 1750-1755, possibly in NJ; he married Elizabeth Souder(s).
Their sons included Abraham and John. Abraham Hull was born 21 Jul 1795 in MD and married
Mary Miller. John was born ca. 1778 in MD. John first married Catherine Beard
and later married Eleanor Holbert. He died in 1868 in Washington Co., MD.
- Henry Hull was born ca. 1798-1800 (possibly in PA); he married Catharine Donnenwirth
(Mrs. Catharine King) and resided in Stark, Medina, and Hancock Cos., OH.
- Jacob Hull, was born ca. 1805 and died in 1881. He married Hannah Summany and
resided in Westmoreland Co., PA.
- Napoleon Bonaparte Hull, was born ca. 1800 in Rockbridge Co., VA and died 1 Apr 1896 in
Washington Co., MD. He married ca. 1827 Matilda Wade. His son David Frank Hull or Dr.
Frances "Frank" Hull was born 1 Sep 1848 in Washington Co., MD and died 2 Jul 1908 and
was buried in Washington Co., MD.
Possibly in group R-1
- (Johann/Hans) Nicholas/Nickel Holl/Hohl immigrated in 1750 with his son Francis
(Franz Philipp) Holl and possibly with his son (Johann) Peter Holl. Hans Nickel
Holl was born 17 Mar 1705, Merxheim, Rheinland, Prussia, where he married Catharina
Elisabeth Bauss on 27 Apr. He resided in Strasburg, Lancaster Co., PA and died
before 28 Jun 1785 when his land there was sold by his heirs. His son Francis (Franz
Philipp) Holl was born 30 Dec 1733 in Merxheim. He married Maria Agnes Klinglin on
27 Mar 1758 in Lancaster Co., PA; he later married Margaret. His will was proved in
Feb 1808 in Augusta Co., VA. (Johann) Peter Holl was born 2 Jan 1744 in Merxheim; he
married first Maria Elizabeth and married secondly Hannah. Peter died May 1819 in
Lancaster Co., PA. These three immigrants are not the earliest known ancestor for their
descendants. This Hans Nickel Holl is the grandson of Hans Matthei [Hannss Matthes] Holl
who was born in 1653 in Merxheim, Rheinland, Prussia where he married Elisabeth Maria
Ursula Lang on 26 Jan 1672/73.
The Hull Family Association Journal, Vol. 14. #2, Summer 2003, features an article
on Jacob Hull and Elizabeth Souder. This is an update to previous articles in Vol. 4 #1, Vol. 7 #1
and #3, Vol. 10 #2 and Vol. 13 #3.
The Hull Family Association Journal, Vol. 24, #1, Spring 2014, pp. 37, features a article
with the breakthrough discovery proving descent of Henry Hull who married Catharine Donnenwirth King to
his immigrant ancestor Johann Nickolas Holl.
The earliest known ancestors from this group are Richard, Jeremiah/Jere and Arion/Aaron Hull.
- Richard Hull was born 3 Dec 1599 (probably in England). His wife is unknown. He resided in
New Haven Co., CT. His will was written on 21 Aug 1662 and probated 6 Jan 1662/3 in New Haven
Co., CT. His son Dr. John Hull was baptized on 24 May 1640 in New Haven Co., CT, married Mary
(possibly Beach) and he died on 6 Dec 1711.
- Jeremiah (Jere) Hull was born ca. 1751 in Wallingford, New Haven Co., CT. He served during
the Revolutionary War in the 1st Massachusetts Regiment. He married 23 July 1781 at Lenox,
Berkshire Co., MA, to Tamer Stone. He later resided in Bennington Co., VT and Essex Co., NJ.
He died 05 Oct 1832 at Caldwell, Essex Co., NJ. His son Jeremiah Hull was born ca. 1795 in
Bennington Co., VT; he married Jane McClennon and died in May 1867 in Essex Co., NJ.
- Arion (or possibly Aaron) Hull was born in CT and married Elizabeth (or Mary Elizabeth) Fairchild.
Their only child was William H. Hull who was born on 2 May 1862 in Hunter Village, Greene Co.,
NY and married Nora Lynch.
There are a number of earliest known ancestors for this group but no known connection between them. The
dates and locations of these earliest ancestors vary. Hopefully as more donors match this group, more
clues will be discovered to break through these brick walls and discover links between the
earliest known ancestors.
It is difficult to determine the "common" marker values (group "Haplotype") because of the wide variation
within this lineage group. This group has been divided into sections of donors based on marker values. It is
probable that the common ancestor for each section is more recent than the common ancestor for the
entire lineage group. For readers not interested in the marker comparison, just assume the donors within
a section are more closely related (and you can bypass the following discussion of marker values).
This discussion only compares the first 37 markers. Seven donors have tested 67 markers. Of those
values (markers 38-67), all are identical except for one value. (Differences are called mutations.)
This group is first divided based on the value of the marker "DYS 576" (seen easily as the yellow
vertical line in this section of the Y-DNA chart). The donors in the first two sections have a marker
value of 17 and the donors in the last three sections have a marker value of 18. It is possible that
this mutation occurred at one time and all the descendants with 17 are in one branch of the family
and all descendants with 18 are in the other branch of this family. However, it is also possible that
this mutation occurred multiple times in multiple branches of this family.
The first section consists of six donors with five earliest known ancestors. These donors have
matching 37 markers. The second section consists of the four remaining donors with "DYS 576" value of 17.
The third section consists of four donors with "DYS 576" value of 18 who have identical 37 marker values;
three of these four have the same earliest known ancestor. The fourth group consists of four donors with
"DYS 576" value of 18 who have relatively close marker values. The final section consists of three donors
whose marker values differ the most from the rest of this lineage group.
The first section consists of six donors with five earliest known ancestors. These donors have
matching 37 markers. The earliest known ancestors for the first section are:
- Henry Hull was born 2 Feb 1789, possibly in Washington Co., PA. He married
Catherine Snider on 30 Jan 1810 in Trumbull Co., OH. He resided in Wayne Co.,
OH by 1820 where he died 24 Nov 1863.
- William Franklin Hull was born ca. 1808/1820 in GA. He married Margaret
Jane Harvey. He married 31 Dec 1866 in Hernando Co., FL to Catherine Collins.
He resided in Columbia, Volusia, and Orange Cos., FL. He died 27 Nov 1898,
Orange Co, FL. A marker on his tombstone states he was born 1 Jan 1808 and states
"Pvt US Army Indian Wars". However, his age was given as 30 in the 1850 census and
70 in 1880, both implying he was born ca. 1819/1820.
- John H. Hull was born ca. 1812/1813 in MD. He married Margaret Carr Templin
on 17 Oct 1837 in Ross Co., OH. They resided in Pike Co., IL in 1850 and in
Adams Co, IL in 1870. His father was Samuel Hull who was born 17?? in MD. John descends
from his unknown first wife. He later married Sophia Smith and resided in Ross Co., OH.
- David Reed Hull was born 21 Apr 1812 in SC. He married Mary "Polly" Connor.
His first son was born in AL; the remaining children were born in MS. He resided in
Winston Co., MS where he died on 28 Apr 1889. Family tradition states that his
father James Hull was born on a ship en route to America; the ship docked at
Mobile, AL and the family settled in Pickens Co., AL. His birth place is listed as SC
in 1850-1870 census; MS in 1880; some sources state he was born in AL.
- Joseph Hull was born ca. 1859 in Ireland. He resided with his brother in 1880 in West Newbury,
Essex Co., MA. Joseph married Lizzie Floretta Orne and he died 13 May 1887 in West Newbury,
Essex Co., MA. In the 1900 census, brother William states that he immigrated in 1869. William
and Joseph are possibly the sons of Isaac and Margaret Hull of Ireland.
The second section represents four donors. The earliest known ancestors
from this section are:
- Rev. Beauchamp J. Hull was born 1820 in (probably Somerset Co.) MD. He
married Clarissa Goslee on 11 May 1841 in Somerset Co., MD. He resided in
Somerset Co., MD, Kanawha Co., VA (now WV), Bourbon Co., KY and Orange Co.,
FL. He died in 1877 and is buried in Apopka, Orange Co., FL.
- John Hull was born about 1750 in VA.
- Edward Hull was born about 1803 and died in 1880. His son Hugh Hull was born about
1837 and died about 1899. Hugh married on 09 May 1863 at Derriaghy Parish Church in
Derriaghy, Co. Antrim, Ireland to Mary Sinclair.
- John Hull was born in 1724. He is an ancestor of a John Hull who was
born in 1805 in Ireland and who married Sarah Boyes on 3 Aug 1843 in Ireland.
The third section consists of four donors who have identical 37 marker values with "DYS 576"
value of 18. Three of these four descend from the first ancestor listed:
- Richard Hull was born ca. 1750 in co. Antrim, IRE and died ca. 1818 in
Dungiven, co. Derry, IRE. His son Thomas Hull was born ca. 1776, Mulkera,
co. Derry, IRE and died 19 Aug 1836 in Dungiven, co. Derry, IRE; he married
ca. 1798 Elizabeth Miller. Thomas Hull, son of Thomas Hull and Elizabeth
Miller was born 5 Nov 1805 in Co. Derry, IRE. He moved ca. 1840-1841 to
Ayrshire, Scotland. He sailed for America in 1855 and settled in what was
to become Idaho and Utah by 1860 and died 2 Feb 1886.
- John Hull was born 18 Nov 1848. He was born or grew up in Glasgow, Scotland.
He married Mary Alice Butler on 16 Sep 1871 in Victoria, Australia. He died
27 Jul 1919 in Victoria, Australia. His death information stated that his
parents were John Hull and Margaret Jane Quigley.
The fourth section consists of four donors with similar marker values (with "DYS 576"
value of 18). The earliest known ancestors from this section are:
- John Hull was born ca. 1745/1748. He married Rebecca. He died ca. 1809 in
Ohio Co., WV. His son John was born 17 Apr 1782 in Washington Co., PA. He
married Hannah Newkirk ca. 1805. Most of John and Hannah's children were
born in Washington Co., PA, but their last two were born in Adams Co., OH.
John died 22 Nov 1865 in Adams Co., OH. (John is in Tiffin Township, Adams Co.,
OH 1820-1850 census and in Oliver Township, Adams Co., OH in 1860).
- Richard Hull was born in 1826 and married Priscilla Corin. Both were born in
Lancashire, England. Their son William Richard Hull was born in 1859 in Australia.
- James John Hull married Selena Boyle. Their son James Hull was born
on 12 Mar 1837 in Ireland. He married Elizabeth Armour in 1874 in Belfast, IRE.
- James Hoole was born ca. 1790 in Holle, Chester, England. (In 1790 Hoole was a village outside the
city; it is now a suburb of Chester.) He married Jane Cotterell in 1810 in London, England.
The family immigrated in 1820 to the Eastern Cape, South Africa. They had 3 sons and 4 daughters.
James Hoole died in 1845 in Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa.
The markers of the donors in the fifth section are not close in comparison with most of the donors
in the first four sections, but are close enough to one or two donors to be grouped with this Lineage
Group. This implies that the distance to a common ancestor with the other sections is probably more
distant. There are three donors in this section and two descend from the first ancestor listed below.
The earliest known ancestors from this section are:
- Jacob Hull was born 4 Jul 1776 in MD. He married first Francis "Fanny"
Robinson on 22 Aug 1805 in Monongalia Co., VA (now WV). He married Catharine
Snyder on 4 Sep 1815 in Monongalia Co., VA (now WV) and later married Hannah
Ruble. He lived in Harrison (now Taylor) Co., VA (now WV). He died ca. 1872
in Knottsville, Taylor Co., WV. Both donors descend from Jacob Hull and Fanny
- John Hull, born ca. 1784/1785 (probably in Liverpool, co. Lancashire, ENG).
He married Elizabeth Taylor on 17 Oct 1811 in London, ENG. He immigrated to NY by 1817. Son
Thomas was born 28 Apr 1818 in NYC, NY; William and John were born in 1820 and 1822
in Boston, Suffolk Co., MA; Charles was born 9 Aug 1825 in LA. John and Elizabeth
were in Gibson Co., IN by 1850 where he died ca. 1869. John's father may be
William Hull who married Elizabeth Edward. John had an older brother Thomas
Hull who never married and resided with nephew Thomas in 1850 in Gibson Co.,
IN; the census states Thomas was born in Wales.
The Hull Family Association Journal, Vol. 13. #3, Autumn 2002, features an article
on Jacob Hull Sr (born 1776) and two wives Frances "Fanny" Robinson and Catharine Snyder.
The Hull Family Association Journal, Vol. 14. #3, Autumn 2003, features two articles
on Henry Hull and Catherine Snider.
This group consists of two donors whose markers which match 24/25. There is a third
donor who is listed as possibly Lineage R-4; he
matches 23/25 with one of the above donors, but 22/25 with the other. (As more donors are
added to this group, or if these donors upgrade to more markers, it will determine whether
this should be one group or two.).
- Richard Hull was baptized 21 Sep 1740 in Portsmouth, Rockingham Co., NH and
married Hannah Chesley. He is the son of Richard Hull, born ca. 1710 who
married Patience (whose surname is thought to be Mains).
- Henry Hull was born ca. 1807, NH. He married Eunice Stubbs.
Possibly in group R-4
The Hull Family Association Journals, Vol. 23, #2, Summer 2013, pp. 53-68 and
Vol. 24, #1, Spring 2014, pp. 915, feature articles on descendants of Richard Hull
and Patience Mains of New Hampshire.
- William Hull was born 13 Apr 1800 in VA and married Sarah Martin. He died
9 Jan 1875 in Malta, Barton Co., MO.
This group consists of two donors who descend from Isaac Holl/Hull. As in the
previous group, these two are closely matched (24/25). A third donor was moved
from possibly Lineage R-5 to not assigned to a Lineage Group.
- Isaac was born in Germany and
immigrated in 1737; his will was proved 24 Dec 1784 in York Co., PA. His
sons include Samuel and Jacob. Samuel Hull was born 28 Dec 1749 and married
Elizabeth Funk; they resided in Earl Twp., Lancaster Co., PA & Bedford Co., PA.
Jacob Hull was born ca. 1744 and married Anna Malawn on 11 Feb 1766 in York
(now Adams) Co., PA; they resided in Warrington Twp., York Co., PA.
The Hull Family Association Journal, Vol. 14. #2, Summer 2003, features a article
on immigrant Isaac Holl.
This group of 13 donors has the closest match of markers of any group this size.
Five donors have identical matches of 67 Y DNA markers. One donor who tested 37 markers
matches 37/37 with these five donors. Their set of marker values has
been designated as the group haplotype (the numbers displayed in the top row
in the Y-Chart). These match no further than 35/37 with all other donors in the group. The
descendant of Solomon Hull has the most distant matches in the group, yet he is a distance of
3 to 5 (of 37 markers) with all others in the group.
- Samuel Hull was born ca. 1743 and died in 1818 in Sussex Co., NJ. He is the earliest
ancestor in the group. Donors descend from two sons, Andrew and Isaac. Andrew Hull was
born ca. 1775 and married Jane VanSickle. Samuel's son Isaac Hull died in 1837 in
Sussex Co., NJ; Isaac's wife was Mary. Isaac's son John Hull was born ca. 1810
and died 6 Feb 1882 in Monroe Co., MI; he married Susan Mott in Sussex Co., NJ.
- Samuel Hull was born ca. 1756; he married Grace Lytton.
- John Hull was born between 1750 and 1760, died before probate inventory dated 20
Nov 1834 in Greenup Co., KY; he married Rebecca. Son John Hull was born 3 May 1819
in Greenup Co., KY; he died 29 Jul 1906 in Warrick Co., IN, where he married Mary
Agnes Phillips on 2 Apr 1840.
- Thomas Hull was born ca. 1761. He resided in Wheatfield and St. Clair Townships in Westmoreland
(now Indiana) Co., PA where he died in 1849; he married Elizabeth "Betsie" Cox.
- Solomon Hull was born 12 Oct 1791 in PA. He first married Rachel.
He married Elizabeth Wright in 1848 in Henry Co., IN. He resided in Hancock Co., IN in 1850
and he later resided with married children in Huntington Co., IN, where he died 23 Feb 1871.
- Abraham Johnson Hull was born 9 Jul 1798 in Fayette Co., PA. In 1819 he moved
from PA to Butler Co., OH where he married Cynthia Stevens on 13 Apr 1821. He
married Mrs. Margaret (Joyce) Walker in 1845 in Butler Co., OH. He moved to
Bartholomew Co., IN in 1847 where he died 9 May 1877.
- Samuel Hull was born 14 May 1809 in PA (perhaps Fayette Co.) and moved to Butler
Co., OH in 1819. He married Susannah Ruth or Rooth. He remained in Butler Co., OH
where he died 24 Aug 1866.
- John Quincy Hull was born Aug 1826 probably in VA/WV. On 15 May 1845 in Athens
Co., OH, he married Lorinda Davis. He resided in Canaan and Lodi Townships in
Athens Co., OH. He died in 1905 in Athens Co., OH. The 1850 census states that
his parents were born in PA.
- George W. Hull was born ca. 1837 in NY, died 27 Aug 1863 in Chemung Co., NY; he was buried
in Elmira NY. He married Carrie C. Benedict (who later married Archaleus Wycoff/Wyckoff).
- John Hull was born 8 Jul 1842 in IN or OH. He married Sarah Underhill on 13 May
1869 in Tippecanoe Co., IN; they were married in a double ceremony along with
Elizabeth Hull and Noah Underhill. John Hull died 19 Jun 1915 in Carroll Co., IN.
It is possible that Abraham, Samuel (born 1809) and Solomon Hull may be sons of an Isaac Hull who served in the
Possibly Lineage R-7 was disbanded due to divergent results after upgrade
The Hull DNA project includes donors with other surnames whose results
closely match Hull donors. This lineage group includes a Williams donor
with identical 67 marker results with the descendant of William Hull. The third
donor in this group tested 37 markers and only differs one from the
other two donors. The two Hull donors descend from two sons of Isaac Hull.
- Isaac Hull was born 03 Jul 1790 and died in 1852 in Clarion Co., PA.
He resided in Madison Township in Clarion Co., PA. He married first
- William Hull was born 25 Apr 1820 in PA and died 26 Dec 1897. He married
- John Wamsley Hull was born 12 Jun 1810 in Armstrong Co., PA and died
24 Dec 1889. He married Margaret Hillis. They resided in Madison Township in
Clarion Co., PA.
- Albert Williams was born 07 Apr 1826 in Williamsport, PA and he died
on 18 Apr 1900 in Waukesha, WI. His death certificate states his father
was Henry Williams.
Lineage R-9 Moses Hull
This lineage group was the greatest surprise of the Hull DNA project. Before DNA testing,
Moses Hull (who was born ca. 1729 and died ca. June 1778 in Rowan Co, NC) and his son
Moses Hull (who was born ca. 1751 and died ca. 1840) were known to be descendants
of the Rev. Joseph Hull. The question was merely how they descended from Joseph.
Since there are descendants from three sons of Moses Hull (b. ca. 1751), DNA clearly
indicates that this Moses is not a biological direct male descendant of the Rev. Joseph
Hull. What is not known is whether this is a totally different line or whether there was a
Non-Paternal event in this family.
The earliest ancestors in this lineage group may descend from this second Moses Hull.
Josephus (born ca. 1772), Jesse (born ca. 1773) and Moses (born ca. 1774) are thought to be
sons of this second Moses. Daniel (born ca. 1797), Jesse (born ca. 1808) and David (born ca. 1811)
are thought to be sons of the third Moses.
There is a strong paper trail linking Samuel Hull of Hunterdon Co., NJ to Moses to Moses to
Josephus. The undated will of Samuel Hull of Amwell Twp., Hunterdon Co., NJ (proved in 1761) mentioned wife
Margaret and left land to eldest son Moses. The will of Margaret Hull (written in 1768, proved in 1769)
also mentioned son Moses (who was executor). Moses Hull died in 1778 in Rowan Co., NC
leaving a will which left land in Amwell Twp. to his sons Moses and Joseph Hull.
In 1792, Moses Hull of Wilkes Co., NC, gave a Power of Attorney to his son Josephus to settle
affairs and sell land in Amwell Twp., NJ.
Descendants of William Gifford also match this group.
These are the Earliest Known Ancestors (EKA) of the donors in this Lineage Group:
- Josephus Hull was born ca. 1772; he married Elizabeth Brown. They resided in Middlesex Co., NJ,
Anson Co., NC, and Wayne Co., KY. His son Jonathan B. Hull was born ca. 1800 in Middlesex Co.,
NJ; he married Nancy Agnes Beaty in 1825 in Cumberland Co., KY. Jonathan and Nancy resided in
Cumberland Co., KY and in Fentress, Jackson and Overton Cos., TN. Jonathan Hull died 31 Jan 1883
in Overton Co., TN. (This line has only been tested with 12 markers.)
- Jesse Hull was born ca. 1771-1773. He married Rebecca (perhaps Staley) and later married Jane
Asheninhurst. His son Allen Brock Hull was born 17 Aug 1811 in Fentress Co., TN and married Serena Maynard.
Allen and Serena resided in Overton and Fentress Cos., TN. (Allen and Serena were grandparents of former
Secretary of State Cordell Hull.)
- Daniel Hull was born 6 Mar 1797. About 1820, he married Elizabeth. Their son Elijah Charles Hull was born 15 Jan 1820 in Cumberland Co., KY; he married on 2 Nov 1845
in Greene Co., IL Mary Jane Ferguson. Both families resided in Morgan Co., IL and Johnson Co., TX. Widow
Elizabeth resided with Elijah and family in 1870 in Carroll Co., AR. Elijah was in Erath Co., TX
in 1880 where he died 30 Oct 1890.
- Jesse Hull was born in 1808 in TN; he married Elizabeth. Their son Dr. John Milton
Hull was born in 1834 in TN; he married Drucilla Griffith on 21 Sep 1854 in Montgomery Co.,
IL. John resided with his parents in 1850 in Montgomery Co., IL. John and his family later
resided in Morgan Co., MO and Carroll Co., AR; he died in Cherokee Co. KS. (This line has only
been tested with 12 and 25 markers.)
- David Hull was born ca. 1811 in KY. He married Sarah Elizabeth Crouch about 1831 in
Overton Co., TN. They resided in Greene Co. IL, Johnson Co., TX, Yell Co., AR and
McLennan Co., TX. He died ca. 1890 in Eastland Co., TX.
- William Gifford died in 1687 in Sandwich MA. Descendants resided in Piscataway NJ.
There is uncertainty about the early lineages of donors in this group. Each of these may not be
the son of the second or third Moses Hull. However, the DNA indicates that they are closely related.
There are six donors from these five lines whose DNA markers match closely. However, two donors
tested only 12 markers and one donor tested only 25 markers. Of these six donors, there is only
one who differs (by only one marker) in the first 25 markers. Of the three donors who have
tested 67 markers, the maximum difference is only a distance of 3 meaning these donors have a
One donor who matched this group descends from Daniel Hull, born 1797. One donor who does not match
this group also has a paper trail to Daniel Hull, born 1797. More donors are desired from all of
these lines, but especially from Daniel Hull. Family Finder (autosomal DNA) links descendants from
Lineage Groups R-9 and R-13.
Note: The donors in this lineage group do not descend from the Rev. Joseph Hull of Crewkerne, England
(whose descendants are in Lineage Group I-1).
Note: DNA Markers of descendants of this Daniel Hull do not match the DNA of descendant of Daniel Christie Hull, son
of Joseph Hull and Keziah Christie (who is in Lineage Group R-14).
Lineage Group R-10
The two donors in this lineage group both tested with 37 markers and are a distance of 3.
- John Hull was born in 1775 in Granville District, NC
and died ca. Dec 1852 in Guilford Co., NC (although buried in
Forsyth Co., NC).
- William Hull was born 28 Nov 1750, St. Bartholomew's Parish,
Colleton Co., SC. He died before Nov 1796, St. Augustine, St. Johns Co., FL.
He married Elizabeth Maxey.
Lineage Group R-11 Green Hull of NC/(W)VA
Both donors descend from Green Hull
- Green Hull was born about 1788 in Surry Co., NC (or perhaps in VA)
and he died in 1855; he married Martha "Patsey" Daily (or Daly) on 11 Sep
1804 in Lunenburg Co., VA. One donor is descended from his son Gregory
Johnson Hull who was born 03 Apr 1810 in VA and died 18 Sep 1880 in Catlettsburg,
Boyd Co., KY; he married Sarah Ann Greenwood on 14 Jan 1835 in Surry Co., NC.
Lineage Group R-12
Both donors descend from Thomas Hull and son Francis Marion Hull.
- Thomas Hull was born about 07 Nov 1779 (in NC or VA) and married
Winnifred Evans on 17 Dec 1801 in Putnam Co., GA.
Francis Marion Hull was born 1 May 1821 in Putnam Co., GA, and he
died on 12 Aug 1883 in Leon Co., TX. He married
first Sarah Dovie Davis about 1841 in GA.
Lineage R-13 James Monroe Hull of TN or KY
This is a lineage group whose ancestor was thought to be the same as an ancestor
in lineage group R-9. Both donors in this group descend from James Monroe Hull.
He was thought to be the son of Daniel Hull and Elizabeth (of group R-9), but the
DNA does not match. The lineage groups are defined by matching marker results.
Family Finder (autosomal DNA) links descendants from ancestors of both Lineage Groups
R-9 and R-13. Families of both Daniel Hull and James Monroe Hull moved to
Morgan Co., IL, Johnson Co., TX and Carroll Co., AR.
- James Monroe Hull was born 12 May 1828 in TN or KY and he married
Ruth Fanning. He was thought to be the son of Daniel Hull and Elizabeth but
his Y-DNA does not match.
Lineage Group R-14 MD and SC Hulls
No common ancestor has been found for these two donors; one ancestor was from
Maryland and the other from South Carolina:
- Joseph Hull was born about 1756 in MD and married Keziah Christie on
(24 or 28) Nov 1793 in Brunswick or Dinwiddie Co., VA.
Joseph Hull is probably the son of Jacob Hull
who is the son of Daniel Hull and Mary Quinney. From the Cecil Monthly
Meeting records (MD), Jacob was born on the 12th day, 1st month [March], 1729.
This Joseph Hull served in the Revolutionary War. The donor descends from Daniel
Christie Hull, son of Joseph Hull.
- Enoch Hull who was born about 1800 in St. Lukes Parish, Beaufort Co., SC and married
Note: DNA Markers of descendants of this Daniel Hull do not match the DNA of descendants of paternal cousins of
Cordell Hull (who are in Lineage Group R-9).
Note: DNA Markers of descendants of this Joseph Hull do not match the DNA of descendants of paternal cousins of
either Jacob Hull (who married Fanny Robinson and Catherine Snider) or Henry Hull (who married Catherine Snyder)
of Lineage Group R-3.
Note: Neither of these donors descends from the Crewkerne Hulls whose descendants are in Lineage Group I-1.
The Hull Family Association Journal, Vol. 20. #2, Summer 2010, features a article
on Joseph Hull and Keziah Christie Hull Family Records.
Possibly Lineage R-15 John and James Hall
These two donors match exactly with 25 markers, but there is a distance of 6 with 37 markers
since one marker has a difference of 4.
- John Hall was born 8 Dec 1799 in Northumberland, ENG and married Ann
Taylor; his parents were John Hall and Katharine Richardson
of Northumberland, ENG.
- James Hall was born in 1866.
Lineage Group E-1 Rev. Hope Hull
All donors in this group descend from the Rev. Hope Hull.
- Rev. Hope Hull was born 13 Mar 1763, perhaps in Worcester Co., MD;
and he died 04 Oct 1818. He married Anna Wingfield.
The Hull Family Association Journal, Vol. 14, #3, Autumn 2003, pp. 121-128, features a article
on the Reverend Hope Hull. The Hull Family Association Journal, Vol. 22, #2, Autumn 2012
has an article on Georgia Hull descendants of the Reverend Hope Hull.
Ancestors of donors who are not assigned to a Lineage Group include
- John Hull was born 1792 in PA and he died after 1880. He married Hannah Bechtol
on 1 Dec 1817 in Clinton Co., PA. He is probably the son of Adam Hull who died
about 1800 in PA.
- Jesse Hull was born 12 Mar 1783 in MD and died 10 Mar 1841 in Marion Co., OH. He
married (second) Anna Porter on 24 Sep 1816 in Talbot Co., MD.
- James T. Hull was born 29 Aug 1817 in Pendleton Co., VA and he died on 12 Jul 1905
in WV. He married Mahala Armstrong.
- John Summerfield Hull was born 01 Aug 1823 in Norwich, New London Co., CT; his second
wife was Alexina Woods.
- Ira Leroy Phillip Hull was born 27 Jan 1827 in OH. He married Martha J. Barnett.
- Wilhelm Hohl was born in 27 Jul 1844, Ölbronn, Neckarkreis, Württemberg, Germany
and married Dorothea Fink on 22 Jan 1871 in Stuttgart, Württemberg, Germany.
- John Thomas Hull married Sarah Elizabeth Mitchell. His son John Willard Hull was
born in 1874 in Jefferson Co., OH.
- Daniel Hull was born 1781 in New Jersey and he died 06 Jan 1858 (or possibly 1859).
He was buried in Old Baptist Cemetery, New Lexington, Perry Co., OH. The DNA donor descends
from his first wife Rebecca Malont. Daniel is the son of Benjamin Hull who was born about
1745, perhaps in New Jersey. Benjamin Hull died 17 Aug 1823 in Perry Co., OH; his will
was written 08 Sep 1822.
- David Harvey Hull was born 2 Sep 1880 in Wytheville, Wythe Co., VA and he died 19 May 1918
in Bristol, TN. He married 11 Dec 1901, Washington Co., VA Elizabeth Louisiana Hagy.
David Harvey Hull was the son of J. C. or Rolland Hull and wife Amelia.
- Hermanus "van't Hul" who was born about 1700 in the Netherlands. His name came from
"Het Hul" which was a large estate/farm between Nunspeet and Ermelo and which gave it's name
to the village of Hulshorst. Son Hermannus Hermannussen van't Hul was born in 1718. Third
great grandson of the first Hermanus was Hermannus van't Hull who was born 30 Jan 1846 in
Doornspijk,Netherlands and who died 17 Jul 1942 in Waupon,WI.
- Francis Hull married Mary Woods; he was born in 1722 and he died in 1760, both
in Brampton, Huntingdonshire, England.
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