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HULL, Hope, clergyman, born in Worcester county, Maryland, 13 March, 1863; died in Athens, Georgia, 4 October, 1818. His early education was neglected, and he was apprenticed to a carpenter in Baltimore. but in 1785 he entered the itinerant ministry of the Methodist Episcopal church, was appointed to Salisbury, North Carolina, and, with the exception of a brief period spent in New England, his life was given to the introduction of Methodism in the southern states. Mr. Hull was one of the most eloquent revivalists of his day. During his latter years he established a high school in Washington, Georgia, and was one of the founders and a strong supporter of the University of Georgia. His last appointment was on the Savannah circuit.--His son, Asbury, legislator, born in Washington, Georgia, 30 January, 1797; died in Athens, 25 January, 1866, was graduated at the University of Georgia in 1814, for more than forty years was the secretary and treasurer of its board of trustees, and was often a member of the legislature and speaker of the house. He was a member of the Secession convention of 1861.--Another son, Henry, physician, born in Washington, Georgia, 20 October, 1798; died in Athens, Georgia, 10 May, 1881, was graduated at the State university in 1815, studied medicine, and rose to distinction in his profession. From 1830 till his resignation in 1846 he was professor of mathematics in the University of Georgia. The remainder of his life was devoted to scientific and literary studies.--Asbury's son, William Hope, lawyer, born in Athens, Georgia, 2 February, 1820; died in New York city, 10 September, 1877, was graduated at the University of Georgia in 1838, studied law, and was elected solicitor-general of the western judicial district. He held many offices of public trust, and was assistant United States attorney-general in 1857-'60. He returned to Georgia in 1861, and resumed the practice of law in Augusta.
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