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Sarah Hull (Fuller)

Birthdate: (67)
Birthplace: Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
Death: August 02, 1824 (67)
Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
Place of Burial: Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Hon. Judge Abraham Fuller and Sarah Fuller
Wife of Lt. Col. William Hull
Mother of Sarah McKesson; Isaac Hull; Alice Hull; Eliza Hull; Abraham Fuller Hull and 6 others
Sister of Joseph Fuller

Managed by: John Matthew Bayne, Jr
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About Sarah Hull

Daughter of Abraham (Judge) FULLER 1720 – 1794 and Sarah DYER 1728 – 1803

Married William (Maj.) HULL 1753 – 1825; parents of:

Alice HULL 1692 – 1730
Isaac HULL 1773 – 1843
Sarah HULL 1783 – 1810
Eliza HULL 1784 – 1864
Abram Fuller HULL 1786 – 1814
Ann Binney HULL 1787 – 1847
Maria HULL 1788 – 1845
Rebecca Parker HULL 1790 – 1865
Caroline HULL 1793 – 1824
Julia Knox HULL 1799 – 1842 

Her bio was written in Women of the American Revolution by Elizabeth F. Ellet 1848; the following is adapted from that book at www.americanrevolution.org:

"Sarah Hull, the wife of Major William Hull, was one of those women who followed their husbands to the camp, resolved to partake their dangers and privations. She was with the army at Saratoga, and joined the other American ladies in kind and soothing attentions to the fair captives after the surrender. She was the daughter of Judge Fuller, of Newton, Massachusetts, and was born about 1755. At the close of the war she returned home; and when her gallant husband was appointed general of the county militia, did the honors of his Marquée, and received guests of distinction with a grace, dignity, and affability that attracted general admiration.

For several years General Hull held the office of Governor of Michigan Territory. In her eminent station, Mrs. Hull displayed so much good sense, with more brilliant accomplishments, that she improved the state of society in her neighborhood without provoking envy by her superiority. The influence of a strong intellect, with cultivated taste and refinement, presided in her circle. Those who visited the wild country about them found a generous welcome at her hospitable mansion, and departed with admiring recollections of her and her daughters.

But it was in the cloud of misfortune that the energy of Mrs. Hull's character was most clearly shown. Governor Hull having been appointed Major General in the war of 1812, met with disasters which compelled his surrender, and subjected him to suspicions of treason. His protracted trial and his defence belong to history. His wife sustained these evils with a trustful serenity, hoping that the day would yet come when all doubts should be cleared away, and her husband restored to public confidence. The loss of her son in battle was borne with the same Christian fortitude. Her quiet, calm demeanor exhibited no trace of the suffering that had wrung her heart. She lived to see her hopes realized in the General's complete vindication; and died in 1826, in less than a year from his decease."


Sarah Hull, the wife of Major William Hull, was one of those women who followed their husbands to the camp, resolved to partake their dangers and privations. She was with the army at Saratoga, and joined the other American ladies in kind and soothing attentions to the fair captives after the surrender. She was the daughter of Judge Fuller, of Newton, Massachusetts, and was born about 1755. At the close of the war she returned home; and when her gallant husband was appointed general of the county militia, did the honors of his Marquée, and received guests of distinction with a grace, dignity, and affability that attracted general admiration.

For several years General Hull held the office of Governor of Michigan Territory. In her eminent station, Mrs. Hull displayed so much good sense, with more brilliant accomplishments, that she improved the state of society in her neighborhood without provoking envy by her superiority. The influence of a strong intellect, with cultivated taste and refinement, presided in her circle. Those who visited the wild country about them found a generous welcome at her hospitable mansion, and departed with admiring recollections of her and her daughters.

But it was in the cloud of misfortune that the energy of Mrs. Hull's character was most clearly shown. Governor Hull having been appointed Major General in the war of 1812, met with disasters which compelled his surrender, and subjected him to suspicions of treason. His protracted trial and his defence belong to history. His wife sustained these evils with a trustful serenity, hoping that the day would yet come when all doubts should be cleared away, and her husband restored to public confidence. The loss of her son in battle was borne with the same Christian fortitude. Her quiet, calm demeanor exhibited no trace of the suffering that had wrung her heart. She lived to see her hopes realized in the General's complete vindication; and died in 1826, in less than a year from his decease.

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Sarah Hull's Timeline

1692
1692
1757
1757
Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
1773
1773
Age 16
1783
January 20, 1783
Age 26
1784
June 22, 1784
Age 27
1786
March 8, 1786
Age 29
1787
1787
Age 30
1788
June 7, 1788
Age 31
1790
February 7, 1790
Age 33