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Gen William Hull
Birth: Jun. 24, 1753
Derby
New Haven County
Connecticut, USA
Death: Nov. 29, 1825
Newton
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA

American Soldier and Politician. He studied law at Yale, graduating in 1772 and passing the bar in 1775, before joing the Colonial army during the Revolutionary war, where he achieved the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Married Sarah Fuller in 1781, with whom he had four children. In 1805, he was appointed first Governor of the Michigan Territory, and in 1807 signed the Treaty of Detroit, in which local Native tribes ceded control of what is now Southeast Michigan and Western Ohio. In preparation for the War of 1812, he was appointed Brigadier General of the Army of the Northwest, charged with defending Detroit and assisting in a proposed invasion of Canada. Both of these assignments ended in failure, and he took much of the blame despite being a victim of poor communication and ill-prepared forces. He was court martialed for his failures, and originally received a death sentence, but was pardoned by the President and returned to his home in Newton, Massachusetts. (bio by: Kristin Jones) 
 
Family links: 
 Children:
  Elizabeth Hull McLellan (1784 - 1864)*
  Abraham Fuller Hull (1786 - 1814)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
To the memory of a much loved father
General William Hill
who died at Newton, Mass
November 29, 1825 aged 74 years

also
of an only brother
Capt. Abraham Fuller Hill
who fell at the Battle of Bridgewater, Lundy's Lane
July 25, 1814
aged 27 years
 
Note: Monument also a cenotaph for his son Abraham Fuller Hull, killed in the War of 1812 and buried in Drummond Hill Cemetery, Niagara Falls, Ontario.
 
Burial:
Mount Auburn Cemetery *
Cambridge
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
*Cenotaph [?]
 
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Originally Created by: Kristin Jones
Record added: May 15, 2012
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Gen William Hull
Added by: Kristin Jones
 
Gen William Hull
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