Biography of Isaac Hull
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Isaac Hull, son of Elijah and Sarah Hull, was born in Pennsylvania July 3, 1807. He removed to Ohio with his parents when a small child, and remained there until mature manhood. He was married, February 21, 1828, to Miss Mariah Grubb, and six children were born to them in Ohio. In 1835, Mr. Hull made a trip to Cass County, purchased land in Calvin, near Brownsville, and in the fall of 1837, the family located opon it, moving into a log house. The family passed through the usual experience of the pioneers, and in time had a pleasant home. Five chuldreii were born to Mr. and Mrs. Hull after they came to Michigan, making in all eleven, all of whom arrived at the age of maturity. Five have since died, viz.: Isaiah, Pleasant G., John F., Amaziah U. and Mary A. The only surviving son, F. McK. Hull, is doing an extensive wholesale and retail grocery business in Jackson, where his sister Libbie A. also lives. Minerva J., resides in Calhoun County, Iowa. Martha E., Sarah J. and Olive M. are living upon the old homestead.

The subject of this sketch led an upright, admirable life, and although beginning his career in poverty, by his industry accumulated a large property. He died upon the 19th of December, 1873, after an illness of but thre%days, and the funeral was largely attended upon the following Sunday. A friend, writing of Isaac. Hull, says: "With no advantages of early education, and with none of the adventitious aids to advancement that many of his compeers enjoyed in their youth, he achieved both fortune and reputation by. his own inherent force of character, untiring industry, indomitable energy and frugality. An intellect quick to apprehend and a judgment remarkably acute to apply the knowledge he acquired in his intercourse with men, were the elements that combined to make his life in a worldly point of view a success. He leaves .a wife and four children to mourn his sudden death. The results of his provident care surround them, and their sorrow is alleviated by the confident assurance that he who was sb fondly devoted to them has entered upon the rewards of a well-spent life. Though we lament his death, we cannot be unconscious that our loss is his gain. The peculiar and prominent characteristics of the deceased were his simplicity, sincerity and earnestness. His convictions were clear and strong, because he adhered to his convictions and those who supported them; but he was an honest and generous partisan. With the best opportunities to judge during the most exciting period of our recent political history, I never observed in him the slightest tinge of malignity, of selfishness, or envy. There is no character of the heated period of which I speak that I recall with more unmixed satisfaction or higher respect. He was ever ready to give 'honor to whom honor was due.'"

Mrs. Hull is still living and in the seventy-fifth year of her age. She was born October 13, 1806, in Loudoun County, Va., and removed with her parents, Andrew and Martha Grubb, to Clark County, Ohio, when she was seven years old, and from there to Bellefontaine, Logan County, of the same State, where she remained until after her marriage.

History of Cass Couny, Michigan
With Illistrations and Biographical Sketches
of some of it's Prominent Men and Pioneers.
Waterman, Watkins & Co., Chicago 1882.

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