James Thornton Hull

1842–16 April 1905 (Age 63)
Hampshire, Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of James Thornton

When James Thornton Hull was born in 1842, in Hampshire, Virginia, United States, his father, Stephen Hull, was 53 and his mother, Catharine Utta, was 42. He married Mary E Sutton on 25 January 1866, in DeWitt, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Western District, Scott, Virginia, United States in 1860 and De Witt, DeWitt, Illinois, United States in 1870. He registered for military service in 1865. In 1904, at the age of 62, his occupation is listed as retired in Estherville, Emmet, Iowa, United States. He died on 16 April 1905, in Estherville, Emmet, Iowa, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Saybrook, McLean, Illinois, United States.

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James Thornton Hull
Mary E Sutton
Marriage: 25 January 1866
Clara Belle Hull
Bertie Hull
Ella Norah Hull
Melinda May Hull
William Lawrence Hull
Charles Henry Hull
Lula Hull

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World Events (8)

1844 · Lumpkin's Jail
Age 2
In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.
Age 4
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1861 · Simple life to Soldiers
Age 19
Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.

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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Sources (19)

  • James T Hull, "United States Census, 1870"
  • James Hull in household of Stephen Hull, "United States Census, 1850"
  • James T Hull in household of Stephen Hull, "United States Census, 1860"

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