Tullis Trees

A Family History Newsletter

Thomas S. Tullis, Editor


 

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Tullis Obituaries: 2008 (7/25/2010)New
Tullis Obituaries: 2007
(10/4/2008)
Tullis Creek
(12/31/2007)
Tullis Postcard (12/30/2007)
Tullis Obituaries: 2006 (12/30/2007)

Zola Hardy's 1980 book, Tullis and Allied Families, is now online! (9/6/2004)

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Tullis Obituaries: 2008New

Presents obituaries of Tullises who died in 2008, including Charlie "Allen" Tullis, R.A. (Robert A.) Tullis, Delores H. (Tullis) Timmerman, Eloise L. (Tullis) Morris, Lois E. Tullis, Ray Dean Tullis, Laura Tullis, Lowell DuWayne Tullis, Bessie Oleta Tullis, Claire H. (Tullis) Van Horn, Ola Mae Tullis Mitchell George, Thomas W. Tullis, Margaret Isobell Tullis, Jeannine (Tullis) Rush, Robert Tullis, Helen M. Tullis, Edwin G. Tullis, Thelma L. Tullis, Doreen Ida Tullis, David Guy Tullis, Mitzi L. Tullis, Jimmy Ray Tullis, Laura Jean (Tullis) Chestnutt, John Howard Tullis, Georgia Mae Tullis, Evelyn Peppers Tullis Johnson, Mildred C. Tullis, Hazel Irene Tullis, Alda Tullis Brown, Jack David Tullis, Betty Lou (Tullis) Tucker, Frances Medley Tullis, Ruth Tullis Morrison, Lucille M. Tullis, Frank E. Tullis, Eric Wesley Tullis, and James Lowell Tullis.

Tullis Obituaries: 2007

Presents obituaries of Tullises who died in 2007, including Susan W. Tullis, Jenida Ann Tullis Buie, Anna Lou Tullis, Mary Lee Fonseca Tullis, James Alden (Jimmy) Tullis, Maggie Belle Anderson Tullis, Alice Smith Tullis, James Michael Tullis, Mrs. Tomika Tullis, Altha Ward Tullis, Glenn Thomas Tullis, John Tullis, Jr., Coe Kella Sorensen Tullis, Denzil R. Tullis, Charles L. Tullis, Sr., Mary Ethel Gardner Tullis, Adaline E. (Dearth) Tullis, Carroll J. Tullis, Ernest H. Tullis, Quinton Brian Tullis, Lora Alverta (Tullis) Hytrek, Wilma Nadine (Johnson) Tullis, Benjamin Tullis, Robert Lamar Tullis, Betty Lou (Kemmerer) Tullis, Marta Morrill Tullis, Mary A. Tullis, Violet Tullis Stowell, Lyle Vere Tullis, Sheila Bruce Tullis, Cola Tullis, Alice Bastida Tullis, Lottie May (Tullis) Apperson, David Lavore Tullis, and Judy Marie (Henson) Tullis. Photos are included when available.

Tullis Creek: 1751 Map of Virginia

A map from 1751 of Virginia clearly shows a "Tullis's Creek" as a small tributary of the Potomac River, in what was then Frederick Co, Virginia, and what is Berkeley Co, West Virginia, today. This seems to place Moses Tullis (born before 1726) in Virginia at least 11 years earlier than previously thought.
 

Tullis Postcard

Presents a photo postcard from about 1915 showing people identified as Olive, W. Tullis, Ethel Jones, J. Battershell, Ruth Tullis, and Clayt Moore. After some research, I've concluded that the photo was probably taken in Stark County, Ohio. The Tullises pictured are probably Walter J. Tullis and Ruth E. Tullis, two children of William Clinton Tullis and his wife Mary Jane Howell. Others in the photo are probably John Joseph Battershell, Clayton S. Moore, and Olive R. Ellett.
 

Tullis Obituaries: 2006

Presents obituaries of Tullises who died in 2006, including Randall L. Tullis, Mary Kirk Tullis, George Michael Tullis, James Clyde Tullis, Jr., Shirley Colleen (Baugh) Tullis, Verley Reed Tullis, John Henry Tullis, E.D. Tullis, Anna G. "Gerry" (Tullis) Hovey, Santette Tullis-Cesaire, Paul E. Tullis, M. Margaret "Mabs" Tullis, Mary Lee Tullis Crutcher, Lee Ann Tullis, Martha Ann (Mooney) Tullis, Joseph Alfred Tullis, Elizabeth (Bell) Tullis, Harvey S. Tullis, Neva B. (Tullis) Erianne, Shirley F. Tullis, George Warren Tullis, Robert W. Tullis, Madeline M. (Corliss) Tullis, Bruce Blanton Tullis, Lawana Mickelson Tullis, Grover C. Tullis, Launer Duane Tullis, Donald B. Tullis, Gregory M. Tullis, Florence "Rusty" Tullis, J.C. Tullis, Eleonora Ruth (Smiley) Tullis, Richard Harris Tullis, and Dorothy (Riley) Tullis. Photos are included when available.
 

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Volume 5, Number 2 (Second Half 2006 - 40 pages)

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  • From the Editor
    by Thomas S. Tullis
    Announces the end of the printed version of this newsletter, although the online version will continue to be published to the web.

  • Walter Hercules Tullis (1871 - 1936)
    by Donald and Linda (Tullis) Moran
    Presents the autobiography of Walter Hercules Tullis (1871-1936), son of Thomas Summerset Tullis (1835-1912) and Henrietta Clay Ogle (1844-1929). Walter married Ninnie Jeanette McKee (1868-1932) on 30 Oct 1894 in Humphreys, Missouri. They had four children who lived to adulthood: Martha Leila, Mary Jane, Susan McKee, and John Lee. Includes photos and a family group sheet.

  • Family Bible of Moses Tullis & Mary Summerset
    Provided by Donald and Linda (Tullis) Moran
    Provides scanned images as well as a transcription of the family-history pages of the Family Bible of Moses Grooms Tullis (1804-1879) and his wife Mary Summerset (1803-1880). The birth of Thomas Summerset Tullis, father of Walter Hercules Tullis profiled in the previous article, is recorded in it.

  • The Richard Tullis Family of Columbiana County, Ohio
    Part 12: Charles Edwin Dingy Tullis

    by Carolyn Miller and Patricia Tullys
    This is the twelfth installment of extracts from the book “The Richard Tullis Family of Columbiana County, Ohio” by Carolyn Miller and Patricia Tullys (1989). In this installment, we focus on the tenth child of Richard Tullis and Rachel Barrett: Charles Edwin Dingy Tullis.

  • The Descendants of Jasper S. Tullis (1824-1890)
    Information and Photos Provided by Betty Tullis Lanzendorfer
    Jasper Simeon Tullis was one of the children of William Brandiff Tullis (abt 1800 - 1863) and his wife Sarah Pope (abt 1805 - 1856). This article starts with the family of Jasper S. Tullis, then moves to the family of his son Lawrence E.G. Tullis, and then the family of Lawrence’s son, Jasper G. “Jack” Tullis.

Cover of Volume 5, Number 1

Volume 5, Number 1 (First Half 2006 - 44 pages)

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  • The Richard Tullis Family of Columbiana County, Ohio
    Part 11: Richard Daniel Morgan Tullis

    by Carolyn Miller and Patricia Tullys
    This is the eleventh installment of extracts from the book The Richard Tullis Family of Columbiana County, Ohio by Carolyn Miller and Patricia Tullys (1989). In this installment, we focus on the ninth child of Richard Tullis and Rachel Barrett: Richard Daniel Morgan Tullis, pictured on the cover of this issue.

  • Update on the Mystery Photo of Cleo Tullis
    by Thomas S. Tullis
    Presents an update on the identity of a mystery photo of “Cleo Tullis” first published in Tullis Trees, Vol. 3, No. 3. I now believe this is Winola Cleo Tullis, born in 1892, a grand-daughter of Richard Daniel Morgan Tullis.

  • 1815 Affidavit of James Tullis, Camden County, Georgia
    by Thomas S. Tullis
    This article presents an interesting document from 1815 that describes an encounter that a James Tullis had with a group of Indians who stole his horses and plundered his house. It’s a fascinating glimpse into life on the frontier in the early 1800’s.

  • David Wilson Tullis (1833-1902)
    Information and photos provided by Jason A. Tullis and by Sasha Nielson. Additional research by Thomas S. Tullis
    Presents a biography of David Wilson Tullis, who was born in Scotland, came to the U.S. in 1851, and went West to Utah. David was an early member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, having converted to Mormonism shortly after arriving in the U.S. This account of his life was written in the 1950’s by his granddaughter-in-law, Verda May Shaw Tullis, from information gathered from a number of individuals. Includes photos and documents.

  • Tullis Obituaries: 2005
    Presents obituaries of Tullises who died in 2005. Photos are included when available.

  • David Noble Tullis (1846-1926) and Family
    Photo and information provided by Sam Ziman
    Presents a photo and family group sheet for the David Noble Tullis family of Guernsey Co, Ohio.

  • Tullis Photos
    Provided by Douglas Tullis
    Presents photos of Loren Vere Tullis and his wife Orpha Glee Potteroff, as well as their son Paul Vernon Tullis and his wife Cameon E. Fitch.

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Volume 4, Number 4 (Fourth Quarter 2005 - 32 pages)

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  • From the Editor
    by Thomas S. Tullis
    Describes a change in the publishing schedule of this newsletter. Starting with the 2006 issues, it will be published twice per year.

  • An Update: Tullis Surname DNA Project
    by Thomas S. Tullis
    Summarizes the results of the Tullis Surname DNA Project. So far, a total of ten males have participated in the study. Six of the ten have exactly matched each other, pointing to a common male ancestor in Scotland. Two others have exactly matched each other, but they were two markers “off” from the six who matched each other. Possible interpretations of the results are given, as is a chart showing how some of them might be related.

  • The Richard Tullis Family of Columbiana County, Ohio
    Part 10: Seth Commodore Perry Tullis

    by Carolyn Miller and Patricia Tullys
    This is the tenth installment of extracts from the book The Richard Tullis Family of Columbiana County, Ohio by Carolyn Miller and Patricia Tullys (1989). In this installment, we focus on the eighth child of Richard Tullis and Rachel Barrett: Seth Commodore Perry Tullis (1832-1898). On December 24, 1865, he married Mary Jane Baker. They had four children who lived to adulthood: Anna Belle (1867-1945), Elizabeth I. (1869-1951), Kitty May (1872-1940), and John Gilmore (1879-1948).

  • Tullis-Toledano Manor of Biloxi, Mississippi
    by Thomas S. Tullis
    Presents photos and some history of the Tullis-Toledano Manor in Biloxi, Mississippi, which was completely destroyed by Hurricane Katrina in August 2005. Also includes a profile of Garner Hugh Tullis (1893-1966) who owned the home in the 1930’s through 1960’s.

  • Henry Mason Tullis (1883-1952) and Family
    by Henry Spurgeon Tullis (1918-1984)
    Presents an article written by Henry Spurgeon Tullis about his father’s family and life growing up on a farm in Gwinnett County, Georgia, in the early 1900’s. It provides a fascinating glimpse into what life was like back then. Also includes photos and information about Henry Spurgeon Tullis himself.

  • Mystery Tullis Photo
    by Thomas S. Tullis
    Presents a mystery photo from 1927 of an Earl Tullis posing with Chief Running Elk and his daughter Princess Irene Dawnmist.
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Volume 4, Number 3 (Third Quarter 2005 - 32 pages)

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  • Arthur Louis Tullis (1849-1934) and Family
    Photos and information provided by Sarah Hodges; additional photos and information provided by Toni Elliott
    Arthur Louis Tullis (1849-1934) was a son of John Silver Tullis (1827-1887) and Margaret Kiser (1828-1921). Arthur and his wife Susan Ruth Orsborn (1847-1928) had six children: Jennie Grace Tullis (1870-1874), Forest Clifford Tullis (1872-1937), Kittie Clyde Tullis (1873-1895), Cap L. Tullis (1874-1925), Bessie Eva Tullis (1877-1941), and Edith Pearl Tullis (1879-1947). Photos of the family and their descendants are presented, as is their Family Bible.
  • The Richard Tullis Family of Columbiana County, Ohio
    Part 9: Melissa Ann Tullis

    by Carolyn Miller and Patricia Tullys
    This is the ninth installment of extracts from the book The Richard Tullis Family of Columbiana County, Ohio by Carolyn Miller and Patricia Tullys (1989). In this installment, we focus on the seventh child of Richard Tullis and Rachel Barrett: Melissa Ann Tullis (1830-1896). Melissa married Michael Cress (1819-1895) on 28 Oct. 1848 and they had four children: Elmanda Selethe Cress (1849-1930), William Alpheus Cress (1851-1894), Melvina R. Cress (1853-1931), and Charles Isaac Cress (1862-1939). Includes a listing of known descendants.
  • James Monroe Tullis Family of Cherokee County, Texas
    Photos and information provided by Edgar & Nancy Bice and Susan (Bice) Bulcken;
    Family Bible provided by Barbara Clark

    James Monroe Tullis (1839-1879) was a son of Newell Tullis (1799-1873) and Mary Elizabeth White Rainey (1801-aft 1841). James married Nancy Ann Harvey (b. 1837) and they had two children who lived to adulthood: Julia Ann (1860-1917) and Addie (b. 1865). After Nancy died on 22 April 1867, James married Mary Elizabeth Singletary (1845-1920) and they had five children: George A. J. Tullis (1869-1870), Thomas Monroe Tullis (1871-1921), Peggy Anne Tullis (1874-1943), Henry Singletary Tullis (1876-1915), and James Johnson Tullis (1879-1956). Includes photos, their Family Bible, and obituaries.
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Volume 4, Number 2 (Second Quarter 2005 - 32 pages)

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  • Thomas Monroe Tullis Family of Cherokee County, Texas
    Photos and information provided by Edgar & Nancy Bice and Susan (Bice) Bulcken
    Thomas Monroe Tullis was born on 15 July 1872 in Alto, Cherokee Co, Texas, a son of James Monroe Tullis (1839-1879) and his wife Mary Elizabeth Singletary (1845-1920). On 29 March 1893, Thomas married Hattie Snow. They had six children: Mary Louise (b. 1896), Winnie Lee (b. 1898), Annie Elizabeth “Bunnie” (b. 1902 and pictured on the cover), Thomas Herman (b. 1907), William Frederick “Billie Fred” (b. 1913), and Margaret Snow (b. 1919). Photos of the family and their descendants are presented, as is their Family Bible.
  • The Richard Tullis Family of Columbiana County, Ohio
    Part 8: Thomas Lewallen Tullis

    by Carolyn Miller and Patricia Tullys
    This is the eighth installment of extracts from the book The Richard Tullis Family of Columbiana County, Ohio by Carolyn Miller and Patricia Tullys (1989). In this installment, we focus on the sixth child of Richard Tullis and Rachel Barrett: Thomas Lewallen Tullis (1828-1880). Thomas married Matilda Dickey on Sept. 2, 1852. They had ten children: Franklin Harvey (b. 1853), William Elmer (b. 1855), Thomas Alvin (b. 1858), Elsworth Emmit (b. 1860), Mary Luella (b. 1862), Margaret F. (b. 1865), John William (b. 1868), Ira (b. 1871), Ida Lenora (b. 1874), and Charles (b. 1878). Includes their Family Bible, photos, obituaries, and a listing of known descendants.
Cover of Volume 4, Number 1

Volume 4, Number 1 (First Quarter 2005 - 32 pages)

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Album CoverTullis-Smith Photo Album, 1860's - 1870's, Danville, IL
This is an online version of the photo album showing all of the photos in their original context on the album pages, with inscriptions.

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Volume 3, Number 4 (Fourth Quarter 2004 - 32 pages)

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  • The Richard Tullis Family of Columbiana County, Ohio
    Part 6: Benjamin Franklin Tullis

    by Carolyn Miller and Patricia Tullys
    This is the sixth installment of extracts from the book The Richard Tullis Family of Columbiana County, Ohio by Carolyn Miller and Patricia Tullys (1989). In this installment, we focus on the fourth child of Richard Tullis and Rachel Barrett, Benjamin Franklin Tullis. Sadly, he died in the Civil War.
  • The Richard Tullis Family of Columbiana County, Ohio
    Part 7: Albert Richardson Tullis and Family

    by Carolyn Miller and Patricia Tullys
    This is the seventh installment of extracts from the book The Richard Tullis Family of Columbiana County, Ohio by Carolyn Miller and Patricia Tullys (1989). In this installment, we focus on the fifth child of Richard Tullis and Rachel Barrett, Albert Richardson Tullis (pictured on the cover) and his family. Albert married Kezia Jane Tritt and they had seven children: Hester, James Harvey, Hannah Jane, Matilda M., Mary Nell, John Alvin, and Isabelle. Includes a listing of known descendants.
  • Amos E. Tullis, Inventor
    by Thomas S. Tullis, with additional information and photos provided by Steven R. Maley
    Provides information about Amos Edward Tullis (1860-1937) who patented a special type of air-cushioned artificial leg and operated an artificial limb company in Minneapolis, MN, for many years. He married Madeline Burgess and they had three children: Frances Lauretta, Charles F., and Ernest Albert. Amos was a son of Lewis Franklin Tullis (abt. 1829 - abt. 1895), who served in the Civil War for the Union Army. Includes census records and family photos.
  • David Tulles (1787-1860): The Mystery That Wants to be Solved…
    by Diane M. Kelly
    Presents the story of David Tulles, a veteran of the War of 1812, successful businessman, Justice of the Peace, member of the Ohio Legislature, Lutheran minister, husband, and father. He married Elizabeth Secrest and they had twelve children: Jehu “John”, Mary, Sarah, Catherine, Susannah, John, Perry, Maria, Elizabeth, Lavina, Rachel D., and David H. David’s mother was Susanna McIlwee (McElwee), but his father is unknown.
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Volume 3, Number 3 (Third Quarter 2004 - 32 pages)

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  • Moses Tullis Was Scottish! A Tullis Family Tree DNA Update
    by Thomas S. Tullis
    An update to the genetic genealogy study being conducted to determine if various Tullis males share a common paternal ancestor. Perhaps the most interesting finding is an exact match between descendants of Moses Tullis of New Jersey/Virginia and a Tullis who traces his line back to Scotland through a more recent migration.
  • The Richard Tullis Family of Columbiana County, Ohio
    Part 5: Henry George Tullis & Family

    by Carolyn Miller and Patricia Tullys
    This is the fifth installment of extracts from the book The Richard Tullis Family of Columbiana County, Ohio by Carolyn Miller and Patricia Tullys (1989). In this installment, we focus on the third child of Richard Tullis and Rachel Barrett, Henry George Tullis and his family. Includes a listing of the known descendants of Henry George Tullis and his wife Susan Moore Walker.
  • Tullis Gravestones, Cupar, Fife, Scotland
    Photos by Peter John Tullis
    Presents photos of the gravestones of Tullises buried in Cupar, Fife, Scotland, including Robert Tullis, bookseller and printer (died 1831), his wife Agnes, their son Robert, and their daughters Alice and Jane; George Smith Tullis (eldest son of Robert Tullis)(died 1848), his wife Jane, their two daughters Janet and Jane, and George’s second wife, Agnes; and Janet Tullis (died 1821), Alexander Tullis (died 1836), William Tullis (died 1834), and Janet Tullis (died 1879).
  • Capt. James Tullis and Family
    Photos by David F. Conover; Copies of Family Bible from Gloucester Co Historical Society
    Provides information about Capt. James Tullis (1805-1882) and his wife Jeannet Shaw (1809-1883) of Cumberland Co, NJ. Includes photos of their gravestones and their Family Bible.
  • Some Tullis Records from Cumberland and Salem Counties, New Jersey
    Provided by David F. Conover
    Presents an interesting record from early Salem Co. showing the “ear marks” used on the livestock of Robert Tullis. Also lists Tullises buried in Old Broad St. Cemetery, Bridgeton, NJ.
  • Zola Hardy’s Book, Tullis and Allied Families, Online
    Provides information about Zola Hardy’s (1980) book, Tullis and Allied Families, which is now available online.
  • Biography of John T. Tullis
    From History of Miami County, Ohio (1880), published by W. H. Beers and Co.
  • Mystery Photo: Cleo Tullis
    Presents a mystery photo of a young girl named Cleo Tullis, taken in the 1880’s or 90’s.
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Volume 3, Number 2 (Second Quarter 2004 - 32 pages)

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  • Tullis DNA Project Update
    by Thomas S. Tullis
    An update to the genetic genealogy study being conducted to determine if various Tullis males share a common paternal ancestor. We have our first exact match, proving that one of the major Midwestern/Northern U.S. Tullis lines is, in fact, related to one of the major Southern U.S. Tullis lines.
  • The Richard Tullis Family of Columbiana County, Ohio
    Part 4: John Morlan Tullis & Family

    by Carolyn Miller and Patricia Tullys
    This is the fourth installment of extracts from the book The Richard Tullis Family of Columbiana County, Ohio by Carolyn Miller and Patricia Tullys (1989). In this installment, we focus on the second child of Richard Tullis and Rachel Barrett, John Morlan Tullis and his family. Includes a listing of the known descendants of John Morlan Tullis and his wife Mary Bradfield.
  • The Samuel Tullis Family of Edinburgh
    by Leslie Hastings
    Presents an old photo, from about 1910, of the Samuel Tullis family of Edinburgh, Scotland. Includes Samuel Tullis (1864-1943), his wife Mary Hughes (1861-1941), and their children Elizabeth Gordon Tullis (1895-1916), Samuel Tullis (1902-1952), Robert Tullis (1899-?), Christina Liddle Tullis (1892-1980), and Violet Tullis (1905-1971). Also includes an unknown Tullis and a mystery about Alice Hughes McPherson Tullis (b. 1889).
  • John Morris Tullis (1810-1883) of Gwinnett Co, Georgia, and Descendants
    Information and photos provided by Helen Tullis
    Provides information about John Morris Tullis (1810-1883), his wife Mary Leach (1808-1895), and their family. Includes photos, the will of John Morris Tullis, and their Family Bible.
  • Oliver Grant Tullis (1864-1938)
    Presents a biographical sketch and portrait of Oliver Grant Tullis (1864-1938), a son of Andrew T. Tullis (1827-1877) and Matilda Bush (1830-1920s). Oliver was a prosperous jeweler and watch-maker in Los Angeles and Santa Monica, California.
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Volume 3, Number 1 (First Quarter 2004 - 32 pages)

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  • From the Editor
    An introduction to this issue of Tullis Trees.
  • Tullis Surname DNA Project
    by Thomas S. Tullis
    An introduction to a genetic genealogy study being started to determine if various Tullis males share a common paternal ancestor. For example, if we can determine that a descendant of Moses Tullis (of New Jersey) shares a paternal ancestor with a descendant of Claudius Tullos (of Virginia), that will establish a connection between the two lines.
  • A Tullis Photo Album
    Photos supplied by Stephen Altic; text and research by Thomas S. Tullis
    Presents 30 photos from an old Tullis photo album. The album is believed to have belonged to the family of Oliver M. Tullis of Troy, Ohio, and all the photos appear to be from the 1860ís or 1870ís. Oliver was a photographer in the Troy area and he took many of these photos, which include his own family, all of his siblings, and many members of their families. Also includes a report of the known descendants of Oliver and his siblings.
  • The Richard Tullis Family of Columbiana County, Ohio
    Part 3: David Barrett Tullis & Family

    by Carolyn Miller and Patricia Tullys
    This is the third installment of extracts from the book, The Richard Tullis Family of Columbiana County, Ohio by Carolyn Miller and Patricia Tullys (1989). In this installment, we begin to focus on the children of Richard Tullis (1794-1856) and Rachel Barrett (1800-1856), starting with the oldest, David Barrett Tullis (1818-1876) and his family. Includes a listing of the known descendants of David and his wife Mary Lucinda Miller.
  • Old Tullis Photos
    Photos provided by Sharon Bryant and Debra McCarthy
    Presents two old photos that include Tullises. First is a photo of Thomas Jefferson Tullis (1850-1928) and his wife Sarah Maria Metzinger (1848-1905). Next is a photo of Oliver Eldervirt ("Bert") Tullis (1864-1943), his wife Mary Parsons (1862-1936), and their extended family standing in front of the second-hand store that Bert owned in Decatur Co, Iowa.
  • Multi-Generation Tullis Photo
    Photo provided by William M. Tullis
    Presents a photo from about 1950 including four generations of Tullises, starting with Harry Tullis (1868-1953).
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Volume 2, Number 4 (Fourth Quarter 2003 - 32 pages)

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  • From the Editor
    An introduction to this issue of Tullis Trees.
  • The Tullis Brothers of Preston, England: Master Builders
    by Derek Wrathall
    This article provides information on three Tullis brothers of Preston, England: Alexander (1819-1891), David (1822-1902), and James (1824-1901). All three were master builders and they were responsible for the construction of many of the historic buildings in that part of England. Photos of the brothers as well as some of the buildings they constructed are included.
  • Miss Alma Tullis, Ellsworth, Kansas
    Presents a beautiful photo of Alma Pearl Tullis (1880-1977) as a young girl. Alma was a daughter of John Henry Tullis (1849-1919) and his wife Margaret VanBoskirk.
  • The Caretaker by Jim Gray: Mr. Tullis of Mobile, AL
    Presents the story of a painting by the artist Jim Gray entitled The Caretaker, which depicts an older gentleman only known as ďMr. TullisĒ of Mobile, AL.
  • The Richard Tullis Family of Columbiana County, Ohio
    Part 2: John & Sarah Tullis, Richard & Rachel Tullis
    by Carolyn Miller and Patricia Tullys
    This is the second installment of extracts from the book The Richard Tullis Family of Columbiana County, Ohio, published in 1989 by Carolyn Miller and Patricia Tullys. This installment introduces John Tullis (1762-1839) and his wife Sarah Morlan (1766-1839), as well as John and Sarahís son, Richard Tullis (1794-1856) who married Rachel Barrett (1800-1856).
  • Gravestones of Moses Grooms and Mary (Summerset) Tullis
    Photos by Sherri Tullis
    Includes photos of the gravestones of Moses Grooms Tullis (1803-1880) and his wife Mary Summerset (1804-1879) in Oskaloosa, Mahaska Co, IA.
  • John Tullis (1882-1935) and Families
    by Helen Tullis, including information supplied by Betty Adkisson
    A third extract from Helenís book, Melvin Thomas Tullis: Ancestors and Descendants. This article focuses on the families of John Tullis (1882-1935) of Etowah Co, Alabama.
  • Sarah and John Tullis
    Information and photos provided by Beverly J. Berrykeeper-Hoberg
    Provides some new information that helps link the Tullises of Gwinnett Co, GA, with Moses Tullis (1750-1817) of South Carolina. Also includes photos.
  • Tullis Query and Multi-Generation Tullis Photo
    Includes a query about the family of John Tullis (1837-1862) and his wife Elizabeth Smith (1841-1862). Also includes a multi-generation photo of William and Roger Tullis with the portrait of their ancestor David L. Tullis (1808-1876).
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Volume 2, Number 3 (Third Quarter 2003 - 32 pages)

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  • From the Editor
    An introduction to this issue of Tullis Trees.
  • The Family of David and Sarah Tullis of Ohio and Nebraska
    Compiled by Ethel Tullis Hoselton (1902-1984) and supplied by Rebecca J. Honeyman
    Presents extensive information and photos related to the family of David Tullis (1835-1906) and his wife Sarah Guyton (1842-1908). They moved from Ohio to Nebraska in 1872. The information was compiled by their grand-daughter Ethel Tullis Hoselton, and supplied by her grand-daughter, Rebecca J. Honeyman.
  • William Moses Tullis (1869-1939) and Family
    by Helen Tullis, including information supplied by Betty Adkisson
    This is the second in a series of excerpts from Helen Tullisí book, Melvin Thomas Tullis: Ancestors and Descendants. William Moses Tullis was a first cousin of Melvin Thomas Tullis, profiled in the last issue of this newsletter. William and his first wife, Mary Catherine Galbreath, had five children. William and his second wife, Mae Smith Bennett, also had five children.
  • The Ancestors and Descendants of Bertram Thomas Tullis (1871-1930)
    Part 3: Bertram Thomas Tullis and Family

    Compiled in 1983 by John Louis Tullis, M.D. (1911 - 1993)
    This is the third and final part in a series of excerpts from a manuscript written in 1983 by Dr. John Louis Tullis about his fatherís Tullis family tree. This part includes information about Bertram Thomas Tullis himself and his family.
  • The Richard Tullis Family of Columbiana County, Ohio
    Part 1: Early Origins

    by Carolyn Miller and Patricia Tullys
    This is the first of many installments of extracts from the book The Richard Tullis Family of Columbiana County, Ohio published in 1989 by Carolyn Miller and Patricia Tullys. This first installment begins with a history of the Tullis Family Reunion in Columbiana County, Ohio, and information about the early ancestors of Richard Tullis (1794-1856). Richard was a descendant of Claudius Tullos (1641-1700) of Virginia.
  • Tullis Queries; Henry and Eliza (Cartmell) Tullis
    Includes queries from Sherry Karram and Sherri Tullis. Also includes photos of Henry Tullis (1834-1919) and his wife Eliza Cartmell (1844-1914) supplied by their great-great-grandson, William M. Tullis.

 

Cover of Volume 2, Number 2

Volume 2, Number 2 (Second Quarter 2003 - 32 pages)

PDF of entire issue (4.2 MB)

  • From the Editor
    An introduction to this issue of Tullis Trees.
  • Letters to the Editor
    A new feature, including letters from Richard C. Hansen and Waunita Gibbons.
  • Amos Fletcher Tullis (1830 - 1900)
    by JoAnn N. Balmer
    Presents extensive information on the family of Amos Fletcher Tullis (1830-1900), shown on the cover, and his wife Catherine "Cassie" Buchanan (1841-1927). Amos was born in Rush Co, Indiana, but migrated West with his brothers in 1852, eventually settling in Lewis Co, Washington, where he became the first mayor of Chehalis. Includes photos and obituaries.
  • Some Tullis Gravestones in Four Iowa Cemeteries
    Photos by Sherri Tullis
    Presents photos of Tullis gravestones in four Iowa cemeteries: Ottumwa Cemetery, Shaul Cemetery, and Memorial Lawn Cemetery in Ottumwa, and Forest Cemetery in Oskaloosa.
  • Tullis Obituaries
    Provided by Sherri Tullis
    Includes obituaries of Martha Jeannette Tullis, John Howell Tullis, Anna Pearl (Teter) Tullis, and Phoebe E. (Magie) Tullis.
  • Historical Atlas of Mahaska Co, Iowa, 1875
    Provided by Sherri Tullis
    Presents a map of Mahaska County, Iowa, from 1875, including the Moses G. Tullis household.
  • Melvin Thomas Tullis (1873-1943) and Family
    by Helen Tullis
    Presents information on the family of Melvin Thomas Tullis of Gwinnett Co, Georgia. He was the only child of Mahulda Tullis and a grandson of Moses and Nancy Tullis. Includes photos.
  • The Ancestors and Descendants of Bertram Thomas Tullis (1871-1930)
    Part 2: David L. and John Cartmell Tullis

    Compiled in 1983 by John Louis Tullis, M.D. (1911 - 1993)
    This is Part 2 in a series of excerpts from a manuscript written in 1983 by Dr. John Louis Tullis about his fatherís Tullis family tree. This part includes information about David L. Tullis (1808-1876) and his son John Cartmell Tullis (1846-1932).
  • Tullis Query / Albert C. Tullis Gravestone Photo
    Includes a Tullis query and a photo of the gravestone of Albert C. Tullis (1868-1906).
Cover of Volume 2, Number 1

Volume 2, Number 1 (First Quarter 2003 - 32 pages)

PDF of entire issue (2.3 MB)

  • From the Editor
    An introduction to this, the first issue in the second volume of Tullis Trees!
  • Tullis Gravestones in the Rose Hill Cemetery, Troy, Ohio
    Photos by Ruth Sims
    Presents photos of some of the Tullis gravestones in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Troy, Ohio, including those for Aaron Tullis (1753-1840), his sons Stephen B. Tullis (1783-1850), David R. Tullis (1791-1867), Joel Tullis (1793-1854), William Tullis (1787-1868), Williamís wife Sarah Barbee (1793-1857), and their children Eliza, William A, Silas A., Saphrona, and William B.
  • The Family of James H. & Lavina D. (Meredith) Tullis
    by Jeff Tullis
    Presents extensive information on the family of James Harvey Tullis (1838-1914) and his wife Lavina Dorothy Meredith (1845-1914). The family settled in Kansas in 1868. Includes numerous photos of the family, copies of their Family Bible, and obituaries.
  • David L. Tullis (1808-1876): "A Tale of Two Portraits"
    Photos and information supplied by Phillip A. Little
    Presents information about David L. Tullis (1808-1876) of Mechanicsburg, Ohio (shown on the cover) and his family. Includes his biography from The History of Champaign County, Ohio (1881) and the story of the two portraits painted of him.
  • Gravestones in Maple Grove Cemetery, Mechanicsburg, OH: David L. Tullis and Family
    Photos by Phillip A. Little
    Includes photos of the gravestones in the Maple Grove Cemetery in Mechanicsburg, Ohio, of David L. Tullis and his family, including his parents Ezra Tullis (1783-1842) and Mary Blue (1777-1843), his wife Nancy Cartmell (1812-1898), his daughter Helen Mahr (Tullis) Little (1842-1883), his son John C. Tullis (1846-1932), and Johnís wife Anna R. Thomas (1848-1911).
  • The Ancestors and Descendants of Bertram Thomas Tullis (1871-1930)
    Part 1: Jonathan and Ezra Tullis

    Compiled in 1983 by John Louis Tullis, M.D. (1911 - 1993)
    This is Part 1 in a series of excerpts from a manuscript written in 1983 by Dr. John Louis Tullis about his fatherís Tullis family tree. This part includes information about Jonathan Tullis (abt 1755-1826) and his son Ezra Tullis (1783-1842).
  • Tullis Questions, Queries, etc.
    Includes Tullis queries and a photo of the gravestone of a Harvey Tullis (abt. 1753-1836).

Contents of Volume 1 (2002)

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