Augustus Longstreet  Hull

Augustus Longstreet Hull

Male 1847 - 1909  (62 years)

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  • Name Augustus Longstreet Hull  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Nickname Gus 
    Born 8 Sep 1847  Athens, Clarke Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Banker Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation Aft 1883  Trustee, University of Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation Aft 1890  Treasurer, University of Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 11 Nov 1909  Athens, Clarke Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Athens, GA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Notes 
    • From "The Hulls of Georgia" by Augustus Longstreet Hull:

      AUGUSTUS LONGSTREET HULL, son of HENRY HULL and MARY NISBET HULL, was born September 8, 1847, and enlisted in the Confederate Army September 8, 1864. For twenty-seven years he was a banker; since 1883 a Trustee of the University of Georgia, and since 1890 its Treasurer.

      He married CALLIE COBB, daughter of Gen. Thomas R. R. Cobb, January 5, 1871. Of this union nine children were born, MARION McHENRY, MARY NISBET, THOMAS COBB, JULIA ERMINA, HENRY, LONGSTREET, JOSEPH LUMPKIN, SALLY AND CALLIE.

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      From "Hull Family in America":

      AUGUSTUS LONGSTREET HULL, 1847, of Athens, Ga., son of Dr. Henry and Mary Nesbit [sic] Hull, m June 5, 1871 to Callie Cobb, dau of Thomas R. R. Cobb. In September 1864, he enlisted in the Confederate Army and for 27 years he was a banker. Since 1883, he has been a trustee of the University of Georgia and since 1890 its treasurer.

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      From "The Record of My Ancestry" by A. L. Hull:

      Augustus Longstreet Hull was born in Athens, Ga. Sept. 8, 1847, and graduated from the University of Georgia for which he had the deepest love all of his life. He was 18 at the close of the War Between the States and had served as a Scout. For many years he was connected with the University Bank, also serving as Secretary of the Board of Trustees of the University. The last years of his life he was Registrar of the University. He was very musical, playing the flute very well. His keen sense of humor and dry wit made him interesting to both his friends and his family. He was superintendent of the Presbyterian Sunday School for many years and an elder in the church. He took his father's "Sketches of Athens" and incorporated them into his "Annals of Athens." He also wrote "The Campaigns of the Confederate Army" and a pamphlet called "The Hulls of Georgia." He and his wife established a home that has been remembered for a generation after their death for its charm, hospitality and Christian character.

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      From 1850 Census of Clarke County, Georgia:

      Hull, Augustus 3 M W --- --- Georgia

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      From 1880 Census of Clarke County, Georgia:

      Hull, Augustus L. W M 32 Teller in Bank Georgia

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      He was named for Augustus Baldwin Longstreet, a friend of his father's, a lawyer, judge, author and humorist.

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      From The Hull Family in America:

      2617. AUGUSTUS LONGSTREET HULL,
      1847(???), of Athens, Ga., son of (1461) Dr.
      Henry and Mary A. Nisbet Hull, was married
      Jan. 5, 1871, to Callie Cobb, daughter of Gen.
      Thomas R. R. Cobb. In Sept., 1864, he
      enlisted in the Confederate Army. For 27 years
      he was a banker. Since 1883 he has been a
      Trustee of the University of Georgia, and since
      1890 its Treasurer.

      CHILDREN
      5,229. Marion McH. Hull, m. Florence Murrow.
      5,230. May Nisbet Hull, taught in Lucy Cobb Inst.; m. Judge Willi
      H. Pope.
      5,231. Thomas Cobb Hull, d. a student in college in 1892.
      5,232. Julia Ermina Hull, d. in infancy.
      5,233. Henry Hull, a lawyer in Atlanta.
      5,234. Longstreet Hull, in business in Atlanta.
      5,235. Joseph Lumpkin Hull, a lawyer in Athens, Ga.
      5,236. Sally Hull.
      5,237. Callie Hull.

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      Augustus Longstreet Hull
      (September 08, 1846 - November 11, 1909)


      The Athens Middling



      Athens Middling, 14 11-15 5o 14 3-4 c.

      Hon. Augustus L. Hull has yielded to Death

      Death came last night at Nine O'Clock. Was One of the Most Prominent Citizens of Athens. Identified for Many Years with the Educational Institutions of the City. Funeral Saturday

      After a brave, patient, determined fight against the last foe, Hon. Augustus L. Hull has yielded to death.

      For several years he had been in failing health and from the severe attack of grip last summer he never rallied fully, although he recovered sufficiently to resume his duties as secretary and treasurer of the University of Georgia for a few weeks in September and October.

      For the past few days it was known that recovery was impossible and yesterday morning, realizing that his death was near at hand, he said to his loved ones, gathered around his bedside, that he faced the final moment in perfect confidence and calmly awaited the end.

      His passing was a beautiful tribute to a clean, honorable, Christian life, as he went down through the valley of shadow triumphant and unafraid.

      The end came at 9 o'clock last night, when, answering the summons of his Master, he entered upon the reward of the faithful and true.

      He was a typical representative of Southern civilization, a gentleman of the old school, upright, true, loyal, brave and faithful. His death is not only a great blow to his loved ones, but a distinct loss to the community he had served so well since boyhood.

      Mr. Hull was born in the city of Athens September 8, 1847, and was in his sixty-third year at the time of his death. He was the son of the late Dr. Henry Hull, and a member of a family closely identified with the upbuilding of this city.

      When the War Between the States came on he was only 14 years of age, but he was fired by the martini spirit of Southern youth and longed to go to the front. Later on, in 1864, he became a courier in the Army of Tennessee, the Western army of the Confederacy, and served until the close of the war. He was prouder of his connection with the Confederate army than any other part he played in life. He possessed no treasure that he valued quite as highly as his Confederate Cross of Honor. He was true and loyal to the traditions of the South up to the very moment of his passing. A little more than a year ago he bore the message of Athens to the Confederate Veterans of Georgia, asking that they meet in reunion in this city. When the old heroes in gray came, last September, he was in too feeble health to take an active part in their entertainment as he desired, but he remembered that he was again a soldier, and that his comrades were around him. So, in spite of physical infirmity he mixed and mingled with the old heroes of the sixties and enjoyed intensely the pleasures of the great reunion.

      In 1866 he graduated at the University of Georgia, and soon thereafter as a civil engineer, assisted in locating the Augusta and Savannah railroad, between Camak and Macon. From 1869 to 1872 he taught school in this city, and in 1873, became cashier of the Bank of the University, a position he held until 1890, when he became secretary and treasurer of the University of Georgia, which position he held until his death.

      Mr. Hull was devoted to educational work. He was the first president of the board of education of the city of Athens, and for many years had been the treasurer of that board. In the early days of the city school system, and down to the present time, he had labored with patience and devotion as a member of that board, and much of the splendid accomplishments of the Athens city schools are due to his ability and his ceaseless interest.

      In 1887 he became president of the board of trustees of Lucy Cobb Institute, and in that position served until the date of his death. This was to him peculiarly a labor of love, for he had an abiding love for that institution.

      Mr. Hull took an active interest in all movements for civic improvement. He once served as a city alderman, was a member of the water works commission of the city, was treasurer of the Georgia-Carolina and Northern railroad during the period of its construction, and was always to be found on the side of the best interests of his city.

      He was a man of distinct literary talent, and was fond of historical writing. He wrote a number of valuable papers for the Southern Historical Society, was author of "Historical Sketch of the University of Georgia; " "Campaigns of the Confederacy" and "Annals of Athens, GA." He had also delivered a number of most interesting lectures at times.

      For the greater part of his life, he had been a member of the Presbyterian church, and for many years an elder in that church. There, as everywhere, he was a faithful, conscientious, devoted worker, and in his death his church sustains a great loss.

      He married Miss Callie Cobb, daughter of Gen. Thomas R. R. Cobb, and is survived by her and their seven children -- Dr. Marion McHenry Hull, of Atlanta; Mr. Harry Hull, of Athens; Mr. Longstreet Hull, of Roswell, N. M.; Mr. Joseph L. Hull, of Union City; Mrs. William H. Pope, of Roswell, N. M.; Miss Sallie Hull and Miss Callie Hull, of Athens -- all of whom were present at his bedside and received his parting blessing. Judge Pope is now on his way to Athens, and will arrive here tomorrow.

      Around his fireside, Mr. Hull's virtues shone most resplendent. He was an ideal husband and father, typifying all that is best in the beauties and glories of home.

      Among his relatives present, at the time of his death, were his brother-in-law, former Governor Hoke Smith, and his sisters-in-law, Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Harry Jackson, of Atlanta.

      The funeral arrangements have not been fully perfected. The funeral will be held Saturday, the hour to be announced later and also the place.

      The following gentlemen will act as pallbearers: Messrs. Joseph M. Hodgson, E. I. Smith, W. D. Cooper, R. C. Orr, C. M. Snelling and Billups Phinizy. The honorary pallbearers will be the trustees of the University of Georgia, the trustees of Lucy Cobb Institute, the members of the city board of education, the professors of the University of Georgia, the elders of the Presbyterian church and the deacons of that church.

      Last night, at the session of the mayor and council, on being apprised of the death of Mr. Hull, a committee, consisting of Aldermen Snelling, Griffith and Rowe, was named to draft charitable resolutions on his death, and support them in council. The mayor and council, as a mark of respect for the deceased member of the board of education and as a tribute to one who was has so long been a prominent and indefatigable worker for the upbuilding of the city, will attend the funeral in a body.









    Person ID I0062  Hull
    Last Modified 6 Jul 2010 

    Father Henry Hull, M.D.,   b. 20 Oct 1798, Washington, Wilkes Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 May 1881  (Age 82 years) 
    Mother Mary Angeline Nisbet,   b. 10 Mar 1817, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 May 1885  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 12 Nov 1846  Muscogee Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    Histories
    1904: The Hulls of Georgia
    1904: The Hulls of Georgia
    Augustus Longstreet Hull's history of the Hull family of Georgia, Athens, Ga., 1904
    Family ID F114  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Callender Cobb,   b. 2 Jun 1848, Athens, Clarke Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 1911, Athens, Clarke Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Married 5 Jan 1871  Athens, Clarke Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Marion McHenry Hull,   b. 9 Feb 1872, Athens, Clarke Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1950, Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     2. May Nisbet Hull,   b. 2 Jan 1874, Athens, GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Feb 1956, Washington, DC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     3. Thomas Cobb Hull,   b. 20 Dec 1875, Athens, GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Aug 1892, Athens, GA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 16 years)
     4. Julia Ermina Hull,   b. 5 Aug 1878, Athens, GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Aug 1880, Athens, GA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
     5. Henry Hull,   b. 5 Oct 1880, Athens, GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jan 1920, Washington, DC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years)
     6. Augustus Longstreet Hull, Jr.,   b. 18 Dec 1882, Athens, GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1948, Oklahoma City, OK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     7. Joseph Lumpkin Hull,   b. 6 May 1885, Athens, GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aug 1965, Tulsa, OK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     8. Sally Cobb Hull,   b. 3 Jul 1887, Athens, GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Mar 1957, Atlanta, GA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     9. Callie Lucy Hull,   b. 30 Oct 1889, Athens, GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Oct 1975, Atlanta, GA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
    Photos
    1892 (c.) A. L. and Callie Hull's family
    1892 (c.) A. L. and Callie Hull's family
    Marion Lumpkin Cobb,
    Marion, Augustus, Callie,
    Callie, May,
    Harry, Sally, Joe,
    Cousin Marion Smith?, Longstreet
    1892 (c.) A. L. and Callie Cobb Hull's Children on a Joggling Board
    1892 (c.) A. L. and Callie Cobb Hull's Children on a Joggling Board
    1856 A.L. Hull house
    1856 A.L. Hull house
    Built in 1856 in the middle of the block,
    later moved to the southeast Corner of Milledge and Dearing
    Street. Demolished.
    1908 Hull Family in New Mexico
    1908 Hull Family in New Mexico
    Longstreet, Tom, Callie, Augustus, Callie, May, Will
    1903 (c.) Hull Family Gathering
    1903 (c.) Hull Family Gathering
    In front row, Marion Hull holding Dick; behind him, from left, Thomas, Callie Hull holding Marion, Callie Hull, Florence Hull, A. L. Hull.
    01-This house in Athens, Ga., built in 1856, was home to the family of A.L. and Callie Hull.
    01-This house in Athens, Ga., built in 1856, was home to the family of A.L. and Callie Hull.
    The Old Home as it fronted on Dearing Street
    05-Julia and Tom are buried next to their parents at Oconee Hill Cemetery in Athens.
    05-Julia and Tom are buried next to their parents at Oconee Hill Cemetery in Athens.
    1904 Tallulah Falls adventure
    1904 Tallulah Falls adventure
    Rear: Jim, A.L. Hull, Rosa, Lucy, Arthur, Joe, Callie, May, Marion Smith
    Front: Margaret, Sally, Mary Brent, Mary Hull, Gus Hoke
    Histories
    1904: The Hulls of Georgia
    1904: The Hulls of Georgia
    Augustus Longstreet Hull's history of the Hull family of Georgia, Athens, Ga., 1904
    1908: Log of a Tenderfoot's Trip to New Mexico
    1908: Log of a Tenderfoot's Trip to New Mexico
    By A. L. Hull
    August 1908
    Augustus Longstreet Hull's account of a family trip to New Mexico in 1908 to visit his daughter, May, and her husband.
    Last Modified 28 Aug 2010 
    Family ID F021  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    1902 (c.) Three Generations: A.L., Marion, and Marion Hull
    1902 (c.) Three Generations: A.L., Marion, and Marion Hull
    1908 In New Mexico 'Mr. Longstreet's Buick'
    1908 In New Mexico "Mr. Longstreet's Buick"
    Mr. Roberts, clerk of the court, by his side.
    From "Log of a Tenderfoot," an account of the Hull family trip to New Mexico, by A. L. Hull.
    1867 (c.) Gus Hull's Band
    1867 (c.) Gus Hull's Band
    Front: Frank Barnett, Bill Thomas, Geo. Bancroft
    Back: Todd Alfriend, Bill Dennis, Gus Hull
    02-A. L. and Callie Hull had nine children.
    02-A. L. and Callie Hull had nine children.
    Shown here: May, Marion, Thomas,
    A.L., Longstreet, Callie, Harry,
    Joe, Sally
    1904 A. L. Hull
    1904 A. L. Hull

    Headstones
    Grave marker: A. L. Hull
    Grave marker: A. L. Hull
    Augustus Longstreet
    Hull
    Born
    Sep. 8, 1847
    Died
    Nov. 11, 1909
    After he had served
    his own generation, by the
    will of God fell on sleep
    HULL
    Plot: Lumpkin-Cobb, East Hill

    Histories
    1894: A Historical Sketch of the University of Georgia
    1894: A Historical Sketch of the University of Georgia
    By A. L. Hull
    Secretary of the Trustees and Treasurer of the University
    Athens, Ga. 1894

    Atlanta, Ga., The Foote & Davies Co. 1894
    Cleaning Up the Ancestors
    Cleaning Up the Ancestors
    An account of the cousins' adventures in cleaning the ancestors' gravestones at Oconee Hill Cemetery in Athens, Georgia, April 2010.

    Albums
    A.L. Hull's Photograph Album
    A.L. Hull's Photograph Album (77)
    A.L. Hull was much taken with photography. His album includes photographs of family and friends dating from 1856 until his death in 1909. Click on the first photo and then "Start Slide Show".

  • Sources 
    1. [S06248] The Hulls of Georgia, Augustus Longstreet Hull, (Athens, GA, April 1904), 12.

    2. [S07084] Hull Family in America.

    3. [S07508] Hull and Cobb History, Augustus Longstreet Hull, (Unpublished).

    4. [S02634] The Record of My Ancestry, A. L. Hull, (Unpublished).

    5. [S06248] The Hulls of Georgia, Augustus Longstreet Hull, (Athens, GA, April 1904), 5.


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