Hope Hull

Male 1763 - 1818  (55 years)


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  • Name Hope Hull  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Birth 1763  [5
    Born 13 Mar 1763  Worcester Co., MD Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 6
    Gender Male 
    Death 1818  [5
    Occupation Trustee, University of Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation Minister Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence Washington, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence Athens, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 4 Oct 1818  Athens, Clarke Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Buried Oconee Hill Cemetery, Athens, GA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 6
    Notes 
    • From "The Record of My Ancestry" by A. L. Hull:

      Three of [Hopewell Hull's sons,] Hope, Thomas and John, were soldiers in the Revolution and received land grants from the state of Virginia in recognition of their services. Of the other sons nothing is known.

      Hope Hull enlisted as a soldier in the Continental Army at seventeen years of age, serving as a private until the close of the war. He then entered the ministry of the Methodist Church and travelled from Connecticut to Georgia as an itinerant preacher. Much of the time he was the companion of Bishop Asbury. He was a self-educated man, but a preacher of great power. Dr. Lovick Pierce has left this description of him:

      "His head was rather above the medium size, his hair black and curling, just sprinkled with gray and each lock looking as if under a self-willed government. His face was an exceedingly fine one--a well developed forehead, a keen blue eye, with a heavy brow, indicative of intense thought. His shoulders were unusually broad and square, his chest wide, affording ample room for his lungs; his body was long and large in proportion to his lower limbs, his voice full, flexible and capable of every variety of intonation from the softest sounds of sympathy and persuasion to the thunder tones of wrath. He was one of nature's orators. In many of his masterly efforts his words rushed upon his audience like an avalanche and multitudes seemed to be carried before him like the yielding captives of a stormed castle."

      Hope Hull was sent to Washington, Ga. in 1788 and was the founder of Methodism in Georgia. Returning there in 1795, he organized the Washington Academy, married and located, teaching until 1803 when he moved to Athens. There he was prominent in building up the University, being made a trustee and for awhile the acting president. He built "Hull's Meeting House" and preached until his death in 1818.

      Copy from Book 2, Military Certificates pg 197 in Richmond, Va.

      "Hopewell Hull is entitled to the proportion of land allowed a private of the Continental line for three years' service." Council Chamber
      P. Henry Thos. Meriwether Dec. 2, 1785

      A warrant for 100 acres issued to Hopewell Hull the 15th of December 1785.

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      From Smith's Story of Ga. & the Ga. People:

      At the beginning of the century, a hymn book was published in Washington, Ga. for the Methodists by Hope Hull, the first ever printed in Georgia. He was said to be one of the most valuable men in early Ga.

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      From "The Hulls of Georgia" by Augustus Longstreet Hull:

      HOPE HULL, born March 13, 1763, entered the ministry of the Methodist Episcopal Church after the war, and accompanied Bishop Asbury on his travels, preaching from Connecticutt (sic) to Georgia.

      While in Virginia he married ANN WINGFIELD March 13, 1796, and coming to Georgia located in Washington. There he organized the Washington Academy and taught until 1803, when he removed to Athens.

      HOPE HULL was of medium height, deep chested and broad shouldered, with dark crisp curly hair, intensely blue eyes and ruddy complexion. He was a preacher of great power, moving large audiences by his eloquence with a voice capable of every variety of intonation. He was accounted the father of Methodism in Georgia.

      He was a Trustee of the University of Georgia and at one time its acting President. He died October 4, 1818, saying, "God has laid me under marching orders. I am ready to obey."

      ***

      From "The Hull Family in America":

      Rev. Hope Hull, 1763-1818, son of Hopewell Hull and [married?] Anna Wingfield of Va. He was a trustee of the University of Georgia.

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      From The Hull Family in America:

      720. REVEREND HOPE HULL, 1763-1818,
      son of (360) Hopewell Hull, was born in
      Somerset Co., Maryland. He served in the war
      of the Revolution and at its close became a
      Methodist Itinerant, and is on the records of
      Methodism as being in Connecticut, then in
      Salisbury, N. C., and then in Pedee, N. C. For
      ten years he traveled with Bishop Asbury and
      other early Methodists, preaching from
      Connecticut to Georgia. On March 13, 1796,
      he was married to Ann Wingfield of Virginia
      and that year settled in Washington, Georgia,
      and there organized the Washington Academy
      in which he taught until 1803, when he moved
      to Athens in the same state. He was a trustee
      of the University of Georgia and at one time its
      acting President. As a preacher he is said to
      have possessed "great power, moving large
      audiences with his eloquence."
      CHILDREN
      1,460. Asbury Hull, b. Jan. 30, 1797; d. Jan. 25, 1866; m. (1st) 1819,
      Lucy Harvie, (2nd) 1861, Mrs. Maria Cook.
      1,461. Henry Hull, b. Oct. 20, 1798; d. May 10, 1888; m. (1st) 182
      Mary Agnes Bacon, (2nd) 1846, Mary A. Nisbet.
      1,462. Frances Hull, b. 1802; d. Dec. 26, 1875; m. James P. Waddell.

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      36. Rev. Hope HULL, b. 13 Mar 1763, d. 4 Oct 1818, bur Oconee Hill Cem.; served in MD Troops; res. Salisbury Dist., NC and Wilkes Co., GA

      www.rootsweb.com/~gaclarke/Military/Revolution.htm

      ***

      I recently found this book, THE FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, ATHENS,
      GEORGIA, (details listed below) with Cicero Holt information and plan to
      order it. I hope it is still in print!

      Is anyone on this list researching the Holt family?

      And what about Rev. Hope Hull?

      Laura Freeman Mills
      lfmills@ucdavis.edu

      THE FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, ATHENS, GEORGIA #162
      By John P. Bondurant II, 1988 $20.00
      History of the church, and family information on the trustees.
      Biographies of "Cicero Holt", Rev. Hope Hull, William Lumpkin, James
      Meriwether, Right Rogers, and later trustees. Hardback, full name index
      illustrated, 422 pages.

      ***
      From www.famousamericans.com/hopehull/

      Hope Hull

      HULL, Hope, clergyman, born in Worcester county, Maryland, 13 March, 1863; died in Athens, Georgia, 4 October, 1818. His early education was neglected, and he was apprenticed to a carpenter in Baltimore. but in 1785 he entered the itinerant ministry of the Methodist Episcopal church, was appointed to Salisbury, North Carolina, and, with the exception of a brief period spent in New England, his life was given to the introduction of Methodism in the southern states. Mr. Hull was one of the most eloquent revivalists of his day. During his latter years he established a high school in Washington, Georgia, and was one of the founders and a strong supporter of the University of Georgia. His last appointment was on the Savannah circuit.--His son, Asbury, legislator, born in Washington, Georgia, 30 January, 1797; died in Athens, 25 January, 1866, was graduated at the University of Georgia in 1814, for more than forty years was the secretary and treasurer of its board of trustees, and was often a member of the legislature and speaker of the house. He was a member of the Secession convention of 1861.--Another son, Henry, physician, born in Washington, Georgia, 20 October, 1798; died in Athens, Georgia, 10 May, 1881, was graduated at the State university in 1815, studied medicine, and rose to distinction in his profession. From 1830 till his resignation in 1846 he was professor of mathematics in the University of Georgia. The remainder of his life was devoted to scientific and literary studies.--Asbury's son, William Hope, lawyer, born in Athens, Georgia, 2 February, 1820; died in New York city, 10 September, 1877, was graduated at the University of Georgia in 1838, studied law, and was elected solicitor-general of the western judicial district. He held many offices of public trust, and was assistant United States attorney-general in 1857-'60. He returned to Georgia in 1861, and resumed the practice of law in Augusta.




      Edited Appletons Encyclopedia, Copyright 2001 VirtualologyTM
    • Rev. Hope Hull gave the concluding prayer at the first commencement ceremony of the University of Georgia on March 31, 1804.
    Person ID I0421  Hull
    Last Modified 18 Aug 2015 

    Father Hopewell Hull,   b. 1 Aug 1730, Coventry Parish, Somerset Co., MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Rebecah Williams 
    Family ID F183  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 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  [1, 3, 6
    Children 
     1. Asbury Hull,   b. 30 Jan 1797, Washington, Wilkes Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jan 1866  (Age 68 years)
     2. 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)
     3. Frances Hull,   b. 20 Nov 1802, Washington, Wilkes Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Dec 1875, Athens, Clarke Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 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 F132  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Headstones
    Grave marker: Hope Hull and Ann Hull
    Grave marker: Hope Hull and Ann Hull
    Rev HOPE HULL
    Died OCT. 4TH, 1818
    Aged 55 Years
    Mrs ANN HULL
    His Wife
    Died Nov. 25th, 1832
    Aged 73 Years
    AND THEY WERE BOTH
    RIGHTEOUS BEFORE GOD.
    LUKE
    Plot: Hull, East Hill

    Histories
    DNA and the Hull-Adams Connection
    DNA and the Hull-Adams Connection
    DNA testing of Hull cousins solves the mystery about the origins of the Hulls.
    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), 3.

    2. [S07084] Hull Family in America.

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

    4. [S07492] Ancestral File (R), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Copyright (c) 1987, June 1998, data as of 5 January 1998).

    5. [S10865] WINGFIELD0500.FTW.
      Date of Import: May 27, 2000

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


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