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William Hull

  • Birth 24 Jun 1753 Derby, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA
  • Death 29 Nov 1825 Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Cenotaph Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Memorial ID 90195466

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


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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

Gravesite Details 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.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Kristin Jones
  • Added: 15 May 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 90195466
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Hull (24 Jun 1753–29 Nov 1825), Find A Grave Memorial no. 90195466, citing Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .