biography from Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
ALBERT G. HULL, proprietor of one of the finest farms in Richland Township, is the son of Jacob and Sarah (Thomas) Hull, whose biography may be found elsewhere in this work. He was born in what is now Taylor County, W. Va., May 22, 1835, and there grew to manhood, receiving a common-school education in the meantime, and working with his father on the farm and in the tannery. On the 2d of October, 1856, he was united in marriage with Miss Susan, a daughter of Jacob and Sarah Shroyer, and born in the same neighborhood as her husband, Dec. 6, 1836. Mr. and Mrs. Hull became the parents of six sons, one of whom, Irvin C., died in childhood. The living are, Justinian E., Albert B., Ulysses G., Jacob D. and George L. The subject of this sketch, during the late war, enlisted Aug. 16, 1862, in Co. H, 12th W. Va. Vol. Inf., and serving until June 27, 1865, was honorably discharged. He participated with his comrades in the battles of Winchester, Piedmont, Cedar Creek, Perryville, Lynchburg; and Hatches' Run. At the siege of Petersburg his regiment occupied the principal position in the capture of Ft. Gregg, and received a golden eagle to be placed upon their flag-staff, inscribed as follows: "Presented to the 12th West Virginia Infantry for gallant conduct in the assault on Ft. Gregg, April 2, 1865." Signed by John Gibbon, Major General commanding 24th Corps. Mr. Hull was present at Appomattox when Lee surrendered the rebel army to (Gen. Grant. His regiment was a part of the advance guard which cut off the rebel retreat, and it was his privilege to witness the meeting of the general officers of the two armies to arrange the terms of surrender. He also saw (Gen. Phil Sheridan on his famous ride from Winchester to Cedar Creek. Mr. Hull held the rank of Sergeant during his period of enlistment. Following his discharge from military service Mr. Hull came at once to Iowa and settled in Richland Township, where he had previously purchased 120 acres of land, unimproved except twenty-four acres. His present farm consists of 366 acres of splendid land, which he has brought to a very high state of cultivation, the improvements of which are scarcely excelled in the county. He is engaged in general farming and stock-raising, and his present comfortable situation in life gives ample evidence of the success that has attended his labors. It is almost unnecessary to say that Mr. Hull is one of the leading citizens of his township. The same qualities that have given him prominence as a leader have also established him fully in the confidence and esteem of his friends and neighbors. Politically Mr. Hull is a member of the National Greenback party, and one of the ablest men holding that political belief in this county. He is not connected with any religious or secret society. In 1860 Mr. Hull cast the only vote for the Douglas electors in his precinct, as the following official statement will show: Grafton, W. VA., Sept. 20, 1888. The records of my office show that at the election held at Knottsville, Taylor Co., W. Va., on the 6th of November, 1860, for Presidential Electors, there were cast for Bell, forty-three votes; Breckinridge, twelve; Douglas, one; Albert G. Hull, now of Mahaska County, Iowa, being the one who voted for the Douglas Elector. JOHN S. S. HERR, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Taylor Co., W. Va.
Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
Mahaska County, Iowa Genealogy