biography from Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
JACOB HULL, deceased, was a native of West Virginia, his birth taking place Nov. 1, 1812. He grew to manhood in his native State, and learned the trade of tanner. In Alexandria, Va., July 26, 1832, he was united in marriage with Sarah Thomas, a native of West Virginia, who was born Dec. 6, 1812. He resided in his native State until the spring of 1863, when he came to Iowa and settled in Richland Township, purchasing 160 acres of land, and resided thereon during the remainder of his life. His death occurred Sept. 1, 1876; his wife had died twelve years previously, July 6, 1864. Mr. Hull was twice married, and by the first union there were eleven children, four of whom are now living: Albert G. resides in Richland Township, and is engaged in farming and stockraising; Edgar C. lives in Prairie Township, and is a farmer; Lemuel L. is a resident of Oskaloosa, and is engaged in the wholesale harness and saddlery business; Octavius H. resides at Stockton, Cal., and is a wholesale dealer in furniture for churches and public buildings. Mr. Hull's second wife was Mrs. Mary A. Mather, nee Laraway. By this marriage five children were born, four of whom are yet living. His four sons by the first wife represent the four political parties of the day; Albert G. is a member of the National Greenback party; Edgar C. is a Republican; Lemuel L., a Democrat, and Octavius H., a Prohibitionist. Jacob Hull in his early life was an old-line Whig. In 1860 he voted for and supported John C. Breckinridge, but ever afterward voted the Republican ticket, though he never took any very active interest in politics. While a resident of West Virginia he served as Justice of the Peace for many years. Religiously he was connected with the Methodist Episcopal Church. He was a man of medium stature, very robust, an indefatigable worker and an excellent manager, and accumulated considerable wealth. He was a man of extensive general knowledge, a great reader and a fine conversationalist, was very genial and social, and had many warm, admiring friends. His remains lie in Baldwin Cemetery, in Richland Township.
Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
Mahaska County, Iowa Genealogy