Hull, Thomas

Born: 1830-06-20 Ross County, Ohio

Died: 1907-01-29 Pike County, Illinois

Flourished: Pike County, Illinois

Thomas Hull was a farmer and county government official. Hull received his education in common schools of his native Ohio. He moved to Pike County, Illinois, in 1845 and took up farming. In 1850, he married Elizabeth Bowman, with whom he had twelve children. A Democrat, Hull was politically conservative and supported the Democratic Party until the 1850s, when he briefly flirted with the American Party. In 1850, 1851, and 1853, he represented Kinderhook Township on the Pike County Board of Supervisors. Hull also served as a justice of the peace, road commissioner, and county collector. In the presidential election of 1856, Hull supported American Party candidate Millard Fillmore. In 1860, he lived in New Salem Township and owned $800 in real estate and $725 in personal property. He was a member of the United Brethren Church and a Freemason.

Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, Pike County, 29 August 1850, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; M. D. Massie, Past and Present of Pike County, Illinois (Chicago: S. J. Clarke, 1906), 575; History of Pike County, Illinois (Chicago: Chas. C. Chapman, 1880), 223, 310, 311, 617; Abraham Lincoln to Thomas Hull; U.S. Census Office, Eighth Census of the United States (1860), Pike County, IL, 3; Gravestone, Woodland Cemetery, Baylis, IL.