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May 19, 2006, expanded text on Henry Mull, year of death for William Mull.



 HENRY MULL ca. 1822-1883  
MARY J. MULL (nee CAMPBELL) ca. 1821-1867


Co. K 51 ILL. INF.
Apr. 15, 1883
Aged 60 Ys.
Our Father
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
Wife of
Nov. 20, 1867
Aged 46 Ys.
Mary hath chosen that good path


Author - Marcia Farina     Contributor - Cora R. Swift

Henry Mull was born about 1822 in Delaware County, New York.  His lifelong occupation was that of wainwright, but as a young man he also earned a small amount of wages working for Delaware County as a constable.  Henry and his wife, Mary J. Campbell, born about 1821, left New York with their three young children and came to Fountain Green Township, Hancock County, Illinois, in the mid-1850s.  Two more children were born there.

Henry's service during the Civil War seems to have been brief: muster date February 27, 1862, discharge date March 18, 1862.  From the Muster and Descriptive Rolls compiled by the Illinois Adjutant General's Office:

Rank   PVT   Company K   51 IL US INF

Personal Characteristics
Age 39   Height 5' 6"   Hair DARK   Eyes BLUE   Complexion LIGHT
Marital Status   MARRIED   Occupation   WHEEL WRIGHT   Nativity   DELAWARE, NY

Service Record
Joined When   JAN 11, 1862   Joined Where   FOUNTAIN GREEN, IL
Joined By Whom   J C ORR   Period   3 YRS
Muster In   FEB 7, 1862   Muster In Where   IN THE FIELD
Muster In By Whom   N/A   Muster Out   N/A
Muster Out Where   N/A   Muster Out By Whom   N/A

After Mary died in 1867, Henry married Sarah Ellen Van Winkle (nee Robinson) on December 29, 1870, in McDonough County, Illinois.  Apparently there were no children born to Henry and Sarah. Her first husband was Francis M. Van Winkle, whom she married on October 13, 1859.

Henry was mentioned in a brief sketch entitled Historical Sketch of Fountain Green, by G. C. Tyler.

Henry died in 1883, Sarah survived until July 31, 1904.  Henry, Mary and Sarah are all buried at Fountain Green Cemetery.

See: Sarah Ellen Robinson Van Winkle Mull

Henry and Mary's children were:

i. Sarah Frances Mull, known as Fannie.  She was born about 1847 in Hobart, Delaware County, New York, according to a biography of her husband, Silas Wright Prentiss.  She died December 17, 1940, at Galesburg, Knox County, Illinois.  Burial location undetermined.
ii. Mary Elizabeth Mull, born about 1851 in New York, probably Delaware County.  She died November 29, 1933, at Galesburg, Knox County, Illinois.
iii. Antoinette Mull, known as Nettie, born about 1853 in New York, probably Delaware County. She married Alexander D. Walker, son of the Reverend Thomas M. and Mary (Montgomery) Walker.  Nettie died May 16, 1949, in Rock Island County, Illinois.
iv. William H. Mull, born about 1855, probably Fountain Green Township.   He died in 1924.
v. Augusta Mull, known as Gussie, born January 5, 1860, in the town of Fountain Green according to her obituary.  She died July 27, 1932, in Galesburg, Knox County, Illinois, and was probably buried at Linwood Cemetery in Galesburg.

Researcher Cora R. Swift believed that Mary Campbell was a sister to Elizabeth Campbell (1811-1899), who married Matthew McClaughry.  We have found but one slight piece of supporting data: Fannie Mull married Silas Wright Prentiss.  In 1880 the widowed Elizabeth (Campbell) McClaughry, shown as an aunt, was making her home with Silas and Fannie.

1850 New York Census, Delaware County, Stamford, page 190B
enumerated August 20, 1850, dwelling #483

Henry Mull, 27, male, wagon maker, value of real estate 1000, born NY
Mary J, 29, female, born NY
Sarah F, 2, female, born NY
Alfred, 30, male, wagon maker, born NY

1860 Illinois Census, Hancock County, Fountain Green Township, page 739
enumerated July 25, 1860, dwelling #3379

Henry Mull, 38, male, wagon maker, value of real estate 800, value of personal estate 200,
born NY
Mary, 49, female, born NY
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Fanny Mull, 13, female, born NY, attended school within the year
Eliza, 9, female, born NY
William, 5, male, born IL
August, 1, male, born IL  [Augusta, female]
(daughter Antoinette, born about 1853 in New York, is missing from this listing)


1870 Illinois Census, Hancock County, Fountain Green Township, page 121A
enumerated June 2, 1870, dwelling #33

Mull, Heny [sic], 45, male, white, wagon maker, value of real estate 1200, value of personal estate 400, born NY, male citizen of the U.S. aged 21 or more
Fannie, 21, female, white, Teacher Public S, value of personal estate 200, born NY
Lebbie, 18, female, white, born NY
William, 15, male, white, born IL, attended school within the year
Nettie, 17, female, white, born NY, attended school within the year
Gussie, 13, female, white, born IL, attended school within the year


1880 Illinois Census, Hancock County, Fountain Green Township, page 111C
enumerated June 4, 1880, dwelling #61

Mull, Henry, white, male, 57, married, wagon maker, born NY, both parents born NY
Sarah E, white, female, 40, wife, married, keeping house, born IL, father born OH, mother born IL


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