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Featured Biography - John A. Hull

John A. HullAmong the professional pioneers of Boone County one of the most familiarly known was John A. Hull. He was a member of the numerous Hull family and occupied the bar for more than a quarter of a century.

Mr. Hull was born in Terre Haute, Indiana, in 1831. He graduated from Asbury University at Greencastle, Indiana, in the scientific department. He then studied law and was admitted to the bar, and engaged in practice at Madison, Tennessee. He emigrated to Boone County in 1854 and immediately opened a law office in Boonsboro. At Boonsboro, he faced the competition of some of the oldest lawyers in the state at the time.

Although he still had much to learn he readily adapted to his new surroundings and procured a large share of the legal business. Mr. Hull proved himself to have positive convictions and he became an influential leader to the citizens of Boone County.

In politics he was a prominent Democrat, however did not aspire to hold office even though those positions would have fitted him well. In 1880, Mr. Hull was contemplating abandoning the law practice and shifting his attention to the cultivation of his farm which was located near the city of Boone.

John Hull married Miss Margaret E. Wear, August 2, 1864. She was a native of Tennessee and they had a family of six children, Allie, Mary, Lillie, Nannie, Theresa and John Jr. They lost two children, Samuel and Frank.

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