Henry  Hull, M.D.

Henry Hull, M.D.

Male 1798 - 1881  (82 years)

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  • Name Henry Hull  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Suffix M.D. 
    Born 20 Oct 1798  Washington, Wilkes Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Between 1819 and 1829  Physician Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation Between 1829 and 1846  Chair of mathematics, Univ. of Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation Aft 1846  Farming and study Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 10 May 1881  [4, 5
    Death 10 May 1888  Apparent typographical error Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Buried Oconee Hill Cemetery, Athens, GA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    Notes 
    • From "The Hulls of Georgia" by Augustus Longstreet Hull:

      HENRY HULL, second son of HOPE and ANN HULL, born October 20, 1798, was tall and of dark complexion, with curly hair and brown eyes. Even in temper, erect in carriage, graceful and of rare courtesy, he was a type of the Southern gentleman. By profession he was a physician, but gave up the practice after ten years, and occupied the chair of Mathematics in the University of Georgia, of which he was already a Trustee. On July 31, 1823, he ws married to MARY AGNES BACON, and a second time on November 12, 1846, to MARY A. NISBET. After his second marriage Dr. HULL retired from teaching and devoted his time to planting. He died of paralysis May 10, 1888, in the eighty-third year of his age; and though he lived to old age, he retained to the end the erect carriage and genial manners which had marked him through life. Both these brothers were active Stewards in the Methodist church.

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      From "The Hull Family in America":

      HENRY HULL, M.D., 1798-1888, of Athens, Ga., son of Rev. Hope and Anna Wingfield Hull, m 1st July 31, 1823, to Mary Agnes Bacon, 2nd to Mary A. Nesbit, Nov. 12, 1846. He gave up his medical work and accepted the chair of mathematics in the University of Georgia.

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

      Henry Hull was born in Washington, Ga. [in 1798 and came to Athens] in 1803. He graduated at the University of Ga. in 1815, graduated at Maryland Medical College, Baltimore, in 1818, practised medicine until 1830. Elected Trustee of U. of Ga. in 1825, elected professor of mathematics and astronomy in 1830, served until 1846. Steward in the Methodist Church. In stature tall and erect, of perfect health all his life until his last illness. Died of paralysis after a brief illness in 1881.

      "Never was there among you a finer specimen of the Christian gentleman. What is sadly rare in this world, he had a well-bred intellect. The stronghold of his religious life was the realization of the Divine humanity of the Lord Jesus Christ, Son of man because Son of God." From his funeral oration by Dr. A. A. Lipscomb.

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      From Hulls and Cobbs by A. L. Hull:

      He was interested in agriculture and had a number of farms. For a time was president of the Athens Mfg. Co. and was a director of the National Bank of Athens. In his "Sketches of Athens" he told of events concerning the early history of Athens that are chronicled in no other place. A typical gentleman of the old school.

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      From 1850 Census of Clarke County, Georgia:

      Hull, Henry, Sr. 50 M W Planter $15,000* Georgia

      *Value of real estate

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      From The Hull Family of America:

      1461. HENRY HULL, M. D., 1798-1888, of
      Athens, Ga., son of (720) Rev. Hope and
      Anna Wingfield Hull, was married first July 31,
      1823, to Mary Agnes Bacon, 18--1839. His
      second wife was Mary A. Nisbet, whom he
      married Nov. 12, 1846. Dr. Hull gave up the
      practice of his profession after following it
      about ten years and accepted the "Chair of
      Mathematics in the University of Georgia, of
      which he was already a Trustee." After his
      second marriage he gave up teaching and
      devoted his time to planting. He and his brother
      Henry were for many years Stewards in the
      Methodist Church.

      CHILDREN
      2,614. Lucy Ann Hull, b. Nov. 13, 1824; d. June 25, 1880; m. 184
      John S. Linton, M. D.
      2,615. Julia Hull, b. Apr. 17, 1832; d. Feb. 14, 1874; unmarrie
      2,616. William H. Hull, b. Oct. 8, 1835; d. Nov. 3, 1881; unmarrie
      2,617. Augustus L. Hull, b. Sept. 8, 1847; m. 1871, Callie Cob
      2,618. Lelia M. Hull, b. Nov. 18, 1850; m. James McKimmon.
      2,619. John Hope Hull, b. Oct. 28, 1856; m. 1883, Rose Deloney.

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      From www.math.uga.edu/history/

      Henry Hull, 1799-1882

      Henry Hull came to Athens in 1803 when he was four years old, when his father, Hope Hill, a Methodist minister, relocated from Washington, Ga. In 1808 Hope caused to be erected on the campus a chapel, not to be used by one denomination more than others.

      Henry graduated in the class of 1815, following which he went to Johns Hopkins and obtained an MD. He then practiced medicine in Athens and became a Trustee of the College in 1825. When the professorship of mathematics became vacant in 1829 he succeeded to it, preferring the study of mathematics to the distasteful drudgery of a country practice.

      In 1801, John Milledge, Governor of Georgia, 1802-6, bought and donated to the College 3000 acres adjacent to the present campus, to the west. In 1842, during a financial crisis when the appropriation by the state legislature was discontinued, Dr. Hull was authorized by the Trustees to survey and plat these lands, which were advertised and sold. The sum obtained at that time was $8500, which allowed the college to continue, although three faculty members were terminated.

      In 1846 Hull retired to a farm near Athens, where he lived until he was 83.

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    Person ID I0338  Hull
    Last Modified 30 Oct 2009 

    Father Hope Hull,   b. 13 Mar 1763, Worcester Co., MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Oct 1818, Athens, Clarke Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Mother Ann Nancy Wingfield,   b. 22 May 1759, Anna River, Hanover Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Nov 1832, Athens, Clarke Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 13 Mar 1796  Washington, GA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 7
    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 F132  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mary Agnes Bacon,   b. Abt 1805,   d. 27 Oct 1839  (Age ~ 34 years) 
    Married 31 Jul 1823  [4, 8
    Children 
     1. Lucy Ann Hull,   b. 13 Nov 1824,   d. 25 Jun 1880  (Age 55 years)
     2. Asbury Hope Hull,   b. 5 Mar 1827,   d. 2 Feb 1834  (Age 6 years)
     3. Julia Hull,   b. 17 Apr 1832,   d. 14 Feb 1874  (Age 41 years)
     4. William Henry Hull,   b. 8 Oct 1835,   d. 3 Nov 1881  (Age 46 years)
    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 F112  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 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, 8
    Children 
     1. Augustus Longstreet Hull,   b. 8 Sep 1847, Athens, Clarke Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Nov 1909, Athens, Clarke Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     2. Leila Margaret Hull,   b. 18 Nov 1850
     3. John Hope Hull,   b. 28 Oct 1856,   d. 26 Nov 1913  (Age 57 years)
    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

  • Photos
    1870 Henry Hull
    1870 Henry Hull

    Headstones
    Grave marker: Henry Hull
    Grave marker: Henry Hull
    DR. HENRY HULL
    BORN
    OCTOBER 20, 1798
    DIED
    MAY 10, 1881

    THOU SHALT COME TO THY
    GRAVE IN A FULL AGE,
    LIKE AS A SHOCK OF CORN
    COMETH IN IN HIS SEASON.

    HIS DELIGHT WAS IN THE
    LAW OF THE LORD
    AND IN HIS LAW DID HE
    MEDITATE BOTH DAY AND
    NIGHT.

    MARK THE PERFECT MAN
    AND BEHOLD THE UPRIGHT,
    FOR THE END OF THAT MAN
    IS PEACE.
    Plot: Hull, East Hill

    Histories
    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.

  • Sources 
    1. [S06248] The Hulls of Georgia, Augustus Longstreet Hull, (Athens, GA, April 1904), 4.

    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. [S11225] Oconee Hill Cemetery, Editor: Charlotte Thomas Marshall, (1971 Athens HIstorical Society, Athens, GA).

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

    7. [S06248] The Hulls of Georgia, Augustus Longstreet Hull, (Athens, GA, April 1904), 3.

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


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