Berkeley County West Virginia Biography of Jacob HULL


         Jacob HULL was born in Adams County, Pennsylvania, on March 10, 1807, the son of George and Hull. Jacob Hull settled in Martinsburg, Berkeley County, in May 1833 and moved to Hedgesville in 1838. At that time, there were few houses in the area, so Mr. Hull, a carpenter, joiner and mechanic, purchased a lot and built a substantial house in Hedgesville, Berkeley County, West Virginia.

         Jacob Hull married Elizabeth Seibert, born in Hedgesville in 1818, the daughter of Michael Seibert; she died in 1862. Their three sons were: George M. Hull, John T. Hull, and Dallas S. Hull. All three sons were in the Confederate service under Jackson, in the 2nd Virginia Regiment and served through the entire war. John T. Hull was a second lieutenant in Company G of that regiment and was severely wounded at the battle of Chancellorsville. George M. Hull was wounded slightly at the battle of Fort Republic and was taken prisoner in 1865 to Point Pleasant. Dallas S. Hull was also wounded during that battle. George and John moved to Missouri.

    Submitted by Marilyn Gouge and extracted from West Virginia Heritage Encyclopedia, Volume 3, a reprint of Hardesty's Historical and Geographical Encyclopedia Berkeley County, WV, Biographies List, 1884.

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