Records Relating to James Hulse (1755-1829)

Records relating to his childhood and parents are in the previous file

1770-1777
Botetourt County Tithables – No Hulse listed
[Charles T. Burton, Botetourt County and Its Men contains tithables 1770-1777.]

The tithables appear to be partly missing. There is also a book that lists tithables to 1782 that I have not yet seen.

28 January 1777
James Hulse enlists in Company H, 12th Virginia Regiment at Shepherdstown, Berkeley County, Virginia.
[H Company Pay Rolls, NARA records at www.fold3.com]

Company pay rolls and muster rolls exist for much of the 1777-1779 period.  According to a pay roll for June 1777 he was paid from day of enlistment, January 28, to last day of June 1777, amounting to five months and two days.  Although the company was initially commanded by Abraham Shepherd, it was commanded by Captain Joseph Mitchell in mid and late 1777, then by Captain Thomas Bowyer in December 1777, then by Major Jonathan Clark in mid-1778..

1777-1779
James Hulse Revolutionary War Service — see pension papers.  Several score monthly payrolls and muster rolls exist in NARA records confirming his service.

Muster rolls show him “sick in Virginia” in June 1777, sick on and off at Valley Forge from February through June  1778, sick at Yellow Spring in July 1778, at camp at “Robinson’s Farm in September 1778 and at Middleburg in late 1778,  His name is mostly spelled “Hulse” but also appears as Hulce, Hults, Huls, Hulls, and once as Hulsy.

In late 1779 the Regiment became the 8th Virginia. A muster roll of November 1779 at a camp “near Morristown (New Jersey)” his enlistment date was written as January 10, 1777.  The last muster roll shows him present in August 1779.

5 March 1781
Marriage Bond: James Hulse and James Robbards (sic) bond for £50… whereas there is a marriage shortly intended to be had and solemnised Between James Hulse & Peggy Henry both of this Parish… Signed: James Hulse, J. Roberts.  Witness: Samuel Mitchell.  [Botetourt County Loose Marriage Bonds, FHL Film #1906398.]

This was probably signed by his mark as the clerk wrote the name followed by the “seal” mark — note that he signed later documents with his “x” mark.. 

June 1783
Botetourt County Tithables, Captain Mills(?) Co.
James Hults – 1 poll, 3 horses, 5 cattle

This is the first year of tithables that survives in the form delivered to the state — earlier years survive in the form of loose papers.  This page is very faded but the name appears to read “Hults”. This is not the same district that Andrew Henry was in and there is no sign of William Hulse or Joseph Hulse.

12 September 1783
Bounty Land Warrant #1754: Council Chambers Aug’t 2, 1783. I do certify that James Hulse is entitled to the proportion of land allowed a Private of the Continental Line for three years service. Benjamin Harrison.  A warrant for 100 acres issued to James Hulse September 12 1783.
[Image 179 of 343, FHL Film #008570989.]

I did not find a record that he used this warrant. It seems likely that he sold it.

17 April 1784
Botetourt County Tithables, Robert Harveys list.
James Hulse – 1 poll, 1 slave, 3 horses, 7 cattle
[FHL Film #007856374, image 321 of 549]

Andrew Henry was on the same list

1784
“List of Dwellings”
James Hulce – Cabin to dwell in
[FHL Film #007856374, image 375 of 549]

Although this list is undated and unattributed it appears among the 1784 taxable lists and the names match those in Robert Harvey’s 1784 list.  Most people lived in “Cabin to dwell in” with several listed in “log dwelling houses”, the latter of which were typically listed with “shingled roof”.  James Rowland, on the same list, was listed as possessing the latter with a clay chimney. A few men had “framed houses”.

16 June 1784
Received balance of pay £56:6:8 (received by Mr. Hancock). Signed: James (his X mark) Hulse
[NARA records at www.fold3.com]

This is also among the records erroneously attributed to the other James Hulse, a son of Paul Hulse.  That James Hulse served only one year, a period too brief to be paid this much.

February/March 1785
State Census, Botetourt County, John Mays (sic?) District:
James Hulse – 4 whites, no dwellings
[Charles T. Burton, Botetourt County, Virginia, 1785 Enumeration, p9.]

Andrew “Henery” is listed in the same district with two dwelling houses.

29 May 1785
Botetourt County Tithables, Capt. John Mill’s Co.
James Hulse – 1 poll, 3 horses, 1 cattle
[Also see FHL Film #007856374, image 451-2 of 549, the original list]

June 1786
Botetourt County Tithables, Capt. John Mill’s Co.
James Hulse – 1 poll, 1 horse, 1 cattle
[Also see FHL Film #007856374, image 471 of 549, the original list]

June 1788
Botetourt County Tithables, District of Hugh Allen
James Hulse – 1 poll, 2 horses [cattle no longer taxed]

June 1789
Botetourt County Tithables, District of Hugh Allen
James Hulse – 1 poll, 2 horses

June 1790
Botetourt County Tithables, District of Hugh Allen
James Hulse – 1 poll, 2 horses

1790
1790 census for Botetourt is lost.

20(?) August 1791
Marriage Bond: Randol Hughes and James Hulse bond for £50… whereas there is a marriage shortly intened (sic)  to be solemnized between the above bound Randol Hughes and Elizabeth Henry of this County… Signed: Randol (his X Mark) Hughes, James (his O mark) Hulse. [Botetourt County Loose Marriage Bonds, FHL Film #1906398.]

15 November 1792
Deed: Andrew Henry & Elizabeth his wife of Botetourt County to James Hulse of sd. County….for £5 current money of sd. State… one certain tract or parcel of land containing 105 acres… to wit Beginning at a Walnut near the great Road on the waters of Cutawbo Creek & Runing thence N76W 9p a Hicory S23W 60p to white oak & black oak S31E 44p to a White Oak N75E 15p to a white Oak N88E 100p to a hickry near a black oak fell down corner to Henrys Land N72E 100p to three White oaks N29W 97p to a black & two White oak Saplings S41W 45p with Rowlands line to two white oaks & a black oak corner to Roland (sic) and with Rowlands line passing his corner to a white oak N34W 52p to three white oak saplings S42W 30p crossing a Road to a white oak & two Hicorys & thence S82W 69p to the Beginning…   Signed: Andrew Henry, Elizabeth Henry.  Witness: Pat. Lockhard, G. W. Strother, S. Kennerly.  Proved January Ct. 1792(sic) by oaths of P{Patrick Lockhard, George Strother & Samuel Kennerly.  [Botetourt County Deed Book 4, p431-2.]

This is essentially a gift by his father-in-law at only £5 — he sold the parcel a few years later for £160.  The deed is dated November 1792 but the deed book entry regarding its proof reads January 1792 -(apparently should have been 1793 but was miswritten.) 

Catawba Creek runs roughly from Fincastle town northeast into the James River. This is in present0-day Botetourt County.

June 1790
Botetourt County Tithables, District of Hugh Allen
James Hulse – 1 poll, 2 horses

April 1795
The above [15 November 1792] deed to James Hulse acknowledged in Court by Elizabeth Henry wife of Andrew Henry she having been first privately examined as the law directs and her acknowledgement is ordered to be recorded. [Botetourt County Deed Book 5, p245.]

15 April 1795
Deed:  James Hulse and Margaret his wife of the County of Botetourt to Jacob Lawries of the County and State aforesaid, for £160 Virginia Currency, 105 acres [description identical to purchase of 1792]. Signed: James (his X mark) Hultz, Margaret (her “S” mark) Hultz.  Witness: George Hancock, Henry Casper.  Acknowledged by James Hulse and Margaret his wife she having been [rovately examined as the law directs… [Botetourt County Deed Book 5, p241.]

June 1795
Botetourt County Tithables, District of Robert Harris
James Hults – 1 poll, 2 horses

He and Andrew Henry both returned their tithables on April 14. Randall Hughes was still in the same district. Both James Hulse and Randall Hughes disappear from the Botetourt tithables after 1795.

June 1796
Botetourt County Tithables – No Hulse 

James Hulse and Randall Hughes are missing from tithables after 1795.

1796
Virginia Military District Land Entries on Ohio:
James Hulse – Entry #2864 on Warrant #1754 100 acres. recorded  Book A-2, p181
William Hulse – Entry #2863 on Warrant #1917 for 150 acres recorded Book A-2, p181
James R. Hulse – Entry #10969 on Warrant #3477 for 150 acres recorded Book C, p428

8 July 1799
Marriage Bond: John Munday and Thomas Glass bond for marriage of John Munday and Mary Hulse “of this county.” Both signed.  Permission asstached: John Munday has my consent to obtaining what may be nes_____ from the clerks office to be bound in marrig (sic) to my daughter Mary Hulse. Signed: James Hulse 8 July 1799. [Franklin County Loose Marriage Bonds.]

It isn’t clear whether James Hulse actually signed or whether the clerk merely recorded it this way — note that he signed his name by mark in Botetourt County  Virginia and in Ohio.

The later petition to divide the lands of James Hulse, deceased, list among his heirs Mary Monday, wife of John Monday.

1798-1800
Franklin County, Kentucky tax lists are missing for the years 1798, 1799, and 1800.

James Hulse was NOT in the Franklin County tax lists in 1797 or 1801, apparently having left the county for his land in Ohio..

1800
Censuses for both Kentucky and Ohio are lost

1801
Ohio Land Tax:
William Hults, 200 acres, warrant #1917, Dec 19, 1796 (entry date), Pea pea Cr,. Ross (County)
James Hults, 100 acres, warrant $1754, Dec 19, 1796 (entry date), waters Eagle Cr.
[“Entries of the lands of non-residents situated between the Scioto and Little Miami rivers commonly known by the name of the Virginia Army Lands”, Image 59 of 158, FHL Film #4849182.]

No county was listed for James Hulse, but Eagle Creek (also known as Elk River) was located in Adams County, mostly in the part of Adams County that became Brown County in 1818. Eagle Creek empties into the Ohio River opposite Mason County, Kentucky.

1806
No Hulse on the 1806 Land Tax lists for Ross County, Ohio.

1810
Census for Ohio is lost
Montgomery County, Kentucky Census: James Hulse 22102 – 00201

This is a DIFFERENT James Hulse, despite this record being claimed by some descendants of “our” James Hulse.  This person was the son of Paul Hulse, and was in the tax lists of Clark County, Kentucky in the late 1790s and then in 1804 bought land in adjacent Montgomery County Kentucky [DB 3, p248]. He added adjacent parcels to that tract in 1816, 1817, and 1823 [DB 7, p541, DB 8, p63 and DB 11, p116]. In 1829 and 1830, as James Hulse Sr. he gifted part of the land he lived on to his son David Hulse [DB 14, p333 and DB 15, p144].  Clearly that James Hulse continuously resided in Montgomery County, Kentucky while “our” James Hulse was in Ohio, and was alive in October 1830 after “our” James Hulse had died in Ohio.  

12 January 1816
Jackson County established – carved out of Ross County.

13 September 1819
James Hulse “in his sixty third year” and a resident of Ross County, Ohio applied for an invalid pension as a Revolutionary War soldier (see pension file on separate webpage)

1820
Census: Lick Township, Jackson County, Ohio
James Hultze 000001-01111

26 June 1821
James Hulse “aged sixty six years” and “a resident of Lick Township, Jackson County, Ohio provided his schedule of assets and income.

Lick Township had been in Ross County until 1816 when Jackson County was formed.  John Munday and his wife Martha Hulse had lived in Lick Township “before 1812” according to a history of the township.

22 June 1825
Land Grant: To James Hulse of Ross (sic) County, Ohio, the Southeast quarter of Section 28, Township 7, Range 19 containing 163.84 acres [Cert. No. 3848, Vol. 64, p173.]

1826-1829
1826 Tax List, Lick Township, Jackson County: James Hulse 160 acres, 1 horse, 1 cow
1827 Tax List, Lick Township, Jackson County: James Hulse 160 acres, 1 horse, 1 cow
1828 Tax List, Lick Township, Jackson County: James Hults 160 acres, 2 horses, 1 cow
1829 Tax List, Lick Township, Jackson County: James Hulze 160 acres, 2 horses, 1 cow

In each case he is credited with 160 acres in. the SE quarter of Section 28, Township 7, Range 19, which is roughly in the center of the county and near Jackson town.

9 March 1829
Deed: James Hulse to Hugh Martin and James Martin, all of Jackson County, for $100, 80 acres being the east half of the SE quarter of Section 28, Township7, Range 19 “or so much thereof as is required to make 80 acres.” Signed: James (his X mark) Hulse.  Witness: A. M. Faulkner, Thomas Daugherty. Proved same day. [Jackson County Deed Book A, p548.]

16 July 1829
Ordered that James Boyd be appointed administrator of the estate of James Hulse deceased in his giving bond in $300…& that Alexander Hill, Nehemiah Beardslee & John Bennett freeholders this county… do appraise the personal goods & chattel of James Hulse… [Jackson County Clerk of Courts Journal Vol. C  (1826-1833), p104.]

June 1830
Suit: James Boyd, administrator of James Hulse vs. Hugh & James Martin, a chancery bill filed to recover money… by mutual agreement the suit is dismissed, the plaintiff to remove his costs… [Jackson County Clerk of Courts Journal Vol. C  (1826-1833), p142.]

2 April 1831
The administrator of James Hulse dec’d presented the accounting for settlement. [Jackson County Clerk of Courts Journal Vol. C  (1826-1833), p187.]

Unfortunately, the accounting is not preserved.

1830-1831
1830 Tax List, Lick Township, Jackson County: James Hulse 80 acres, no chattels
1831 Tax List, Lick Township, Jackson County: James Hulse 80 acres, no chattels

James Hulse is dead but his land has not been partitioned. Ohio inheritance law at the time required real estate, that was not specifically devised in a will, to be equally distributed among the children of the deceased.

27 March 1832
Petition for the partition of the west ½ of the SE quarter of Section 28, Range 7, Township 19:
James Boyd & Margaret his wife, late Margaret Hulse of Jackson Count, Ohio humbly represent that James Hulse of said county died seized in fee simple of [land description] containing 83.84 acres… that said Hulse recently departed this life intestate leaving your petitioners and
Jackson Taylor & Elizabeth his wife who reside in Illinois
John Monday & Mary his wife who reside in the county of Champaign in Ohio
Samuel Beckley & Susannah his wife who reside in the county of Delaware in Ohio
John Beckley & Jane his wife who reside in the same county
John Hulse & Nancy his wife who reside iat St. Clarsville (sic)  in this state
William Hulse
Richard Hulse
Andrew Hulse
Hugh Martin & Patsy his wife who reside in Jackson County
Tandy Meecker & Ruth his wife who also reside in Jackson County
and John Halterman & Druscilla his wife who reside in the same place
…ordered by the court that notices of pendancy of this petition be given the above named defendants by publishing same in the Gallia Phoenix newspaper… [Jackson County Clerk of Courts Journal Vol. C  (1826-1833), p238. and more fully rendered in Jackson Count Clerks of Courts Record Book C (1830-1839), p157-8]

21 June 1832
Petition for the partition of the west ½ of the SE quarter of Section 28, Range 7, Township 19 decided by the court – Partition ordered, the court appointed John Burnside, Nehemiah Beardslee and John Bennett to partition the parcel in to twelve parts but they reported back that “the land cannot be divided… we do therefore appraise the said land at the sum of $130.”
Andrew Hulse one of the heirs of James Hulse dec’d having appeared in court and elected to take the said [parcel] at the sum of $130 it being its appraised value the same is therefore adjudged to him”…  after dediucting costs of $18.80 the court ordered the remaining $111.12 to be divided among the twelve heirs and ordered the Sheriff to deed the parcel to Andrew Hulse.[Jackson Count Clerks of Courts Record Book C (1830-1839), pp156-158.]

I did not find a deed from the Sheriff to Andre Hulse, but he had no problem selling the land a few years later.

1832
1832 Tax List, Lick Township, Jackson County:
James Hulse
 80 acres, no chattels
Andrew Hulse 2 horses, 1 cow

Andrew Hulse has evidently moved from Pike County to Jackson County and may be living on the James Hulse property.

1833
1833 Tax List, Lick Township, Jackson County:
James Hulse
 80 acres, no chattels
Andrew Huls  1 horse, 1 cow

1834
1834 Tax List, Lick Township, Jackson County:
James Hulse
 80 acres, no chattels
Andrew Huls  1 horse, 1 cow

1835
1835 Tax List, Lick Township, Jackson County:
James Hulse
 80 acres (no tax list for chattels this year)

1836
1836 Tax List, Lick Township, Jackson County:
James Hulse
 80 acres (no tax list for chattels this year)

21 January 1837
Deed: Andrew Hulse and his wife Rebecca to John Miller, all of Jackson County, for $350, 80 acres being the west half of the SE quarter of Section 28, Township7, Range 19.  Signed: Andrew (his X mark) Hulse, Rebecca (her X mark) Hulse. Witness: A. Miller, Tandy Miller, Wm. Brown. Proved 21 January 1837. [Jackson County Deed Book C, p67.]

He kept the land for five years.