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Reverend John H. Hull papers

 Collection — Folder: S700
Identifier: S0700

Scope and Contents

This collection includes photostats of autographed and carbon copies of typed documents from John H. Hull and unknown in IN ranging from circa 1892-1900 regarding the life of John H. Hull.


  • 1892-1896

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical Note

Reverend John Henry Hull was born to David (or Daniel) and Sarah Winegan [Winaker] Hull in Highland County, Ohio on January 18, 1818, one of four children. His father died in 1818 or 1820, before the birth of his fourth child. John and his siblings were taken in by relatives for a few years, due to his mother's illness. He received very little formal schooling in his early years and was apprenticed as a tailor in 1828 in Greenfield, Indiana, under the guardianship of his uncle John. He attended school and Sunday School, receiving a brief formal education and was converted to and joined the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1831. He was licensed as an exhorter (now lay speaker) in 1836. In 1838 he was licensed to preach as a local preacher in the Indiana Conference. He was ordained as Deacon by Bishop Soule in Indianapolis, Indiana in 1840 and ordained Elder by Bishop Morris in Centerville, Indiana in 1842. He travelled various circuits in Indiana from 1838 to 1844. When the state was divided into a Northern and Southern Conference in 1844, he became a member of the Southern Indiana Conference. He received a new appointment almost annually, moving throughout the state during his ministry and often serving as District Superintendent. In all, he served at least forty-one appointments. He was the recipient of a Doctor of Divinity degree from Indiana Asbury, now DePauw University, which he had served as a trustee.

He was married to Martha Clark Avey on June 25, 1835 in Clermont County, Ohio. She died in 1850, after having six children with him. He married Henrietta Lockwood (whose mother heard John Wesley preach and was converted by him) on September 8, 1852 in Indianapolis, Indiana, with whom he had four children. He died March 22, 1900 and is buried in the Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Indiana.

Information found within the collection.

"Hull, John H., Rev.". Find a Grave Memorial. Retrieved 2015/02/02.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Ben Scifres on 1952/11.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2015/02/02 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid created 2015/02/02 by Edythe Huffman.
Reverend John H. Hull papers
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.