William Henry Houston Hull

1842–1896 (Age 54)
Readington, Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States

The Life Summary of William Henry Houston

When William Henry Houston Hull was born in 1842, in Readington, Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States, his father, James Hull, was 29 and his mother, Rachel Kershaw, was 34. He married Emma M. Sutphin in 1865, in New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Branchburg Township, Somerset, New Jersey, United States in 1850 and Somerset, New Jersey, United States in 1860. He died in 1896, in New Jersey, United States, at the age of 54.

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William Henry Houston Hull
Emma M. Sutphin
Marriage: 1865
Nelson Young Hull

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World Events (8)

Age 2
The 1844 revision of the New Jersey State Constitution made some significant changes. Suffrage rights were revoked from women and non-whites, meaning that only white men could vote. A separation of powers was established between executive, legislative, and judicial branches. A new bill of rights was provided, and the state now had the right to elect the governor.
Age 4
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
Age 19
No Civil War battles took place within the state boundaries of New Jersey, but its citizens participated extensively in the war. Volunteers that were turned away ended up serving in the militias of nearby states like Pennsylvania and New York. Whenever President Lincoln requested more troops, New Jersey responded quickly. In total, the state contributed over 88,000 soldiers (6,000 of which died).

Name Meaning

English:1. variant of Hill 1. 2. from a pet form of Hugh .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • Wm H Hull in household of Rachael Hull, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Wm H Hull in household of James Hull, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William Henry Harrison Hull in household of James Hull, "United States Census, 1850"

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