David M. Hull (1815-1902) is buried here. David is the son of William Hull and Catherine Cline Hull, who are both believed to be buried at Mount Vernon Church in Vale, Lincoln County, North Carolina.
William of course, was a brother to my ancestor, Abner Hull. Both of whom are sons of Benjamin Hull and Sarah Hutchison Hull, buried at Hulls Grove.
David M. Hull and Nancy Hoyle Hull's daughter was Catherine Ellis Hull. Catherine married Thomas Newton Owensby and they are both buried in Antioch, near David Hull. They do not have markers bearing their names, sadly, but descendants verify they are indeed buried here. Nancy is buried at Pisgah.
Finding David was exciting and placing him in his rightful space on my tree, was just wonderful. This link linked me to a friend of mine, who is also my neighbor. Just a few doors away from me and we are linked several ways in our trees, forever friends and also family. Her family and mine intermarried through the years, and wove a colorful tapestry from the country land of South Carolina to Gaston County and Cleveland County in North Carolina. The story just keeps on going.
I recently went to a family reunion up in the mountains of North Carolina very near the Tennessee border. Never thinking that I was related to these fine folks, just sharing in friendship by accepting their gracious invitation. I got to talking to a nice couple, and sure enough..found a relative..This relative and I have several ties to the same families and the list just continues..Amazing stuff, this family tree searching.
|Thomas Newton Owensby |
Catherine "Catie" Ellis Hull Owensby
My path of searching had taken me to the graves of the ancestors of this sweet lady, in years past, and my path and her path were definitely supposed to link up, eventually. It was just ordained in the stars, no doubt.
Now, we can share all of our wonderful finds together. Join forces, so to speak. Now, how wonderful is that?
Her grandmother married a relative of mine, her grandmother's two sisters married into my tree, and her grandmother's brother married the daughter of my 3rd great grandfather.. Mind boggling that we never knew the connection before...
Can't wait to see where this will take me next! Stay Tuned.