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HULIN FAMILY OF MONTOGOMERY CO.NC
Posted by: Betty A. Pace Date: August 08, 2000 at 03:10:43
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My ggrandfather's brother ABRAHAM POOL (b.1852) married LAURA HULIN in Rowan Co., NC in 1877. Her father was a JESSE HULIN.

Someone on the Rowan Co mailing list told me that there was a Jesse HULIN (1822-1867) buried in Franklin Presbyterian Church near Rowan Co., NC. When I read from a UNC book about the HULIN family and their being persecuted for their anti-slavery beliefs during/after the Civil War (they were Wesleyan Methodists), I thought the death date (1867) would correspond with what I was reading. However, if a Jesse Hulin was killed in Montgomery Co. NC for his beliefs in 1865, this could not be the same Jesse Hulin as is buried in Franklin Pres. Church, unless someone moved the body several years after his death. With him in a wife named Elizabeth, which also doesn't fit the material I have been reading in the book. Thus I conclude that there was more than one Jesse Hulin. In fact, the book says that allied families so admired Jesse Hulin that they named some of their children Jesse in commemorating his sacrifice for his religious beliefs. The Hulins brothers(William, John and Jesse) must have been very courageous people to buck the tide as they did, and I am sure they were not really popular with their neighbors in some places, as is proven by their deaths at the hands of Confederate sympathizers after the Civil War.

The book I am reading is entitled "Unruly Women..." by Victoria Bynum, and it here and there talks about the difficulties of the HULIN family in Montgomery Co., NC (one of 3 counties covered--Orange, Montgomery, Granville NC). I have just received the book through inter-ibrary loan, but it was published in 1992 by the UNC Press, Chapel Hill, so it is actually a scholarly work. It was recommended to me by someone on the HULAN/HULEN page in GenForum, after I posted a message there.


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