From the book "Henderson County Cemeteries"
Shulls buried in Hopper Cemetery.
SHULL, Phillip May 20, 1822-Oct. 1, 1898
SHULL, Lydia wife of Philip died Sept. 15, 1878 aged 61y 11m 11d "Our Mother"
SHULL, Perry (Oliver Perry 08/07/1861 - 04-19-1878) son of Phillip/Lydia
SHULL, Joseph (1846 d. before 1860) son of Phillip/Lydia
These four Shulls (p.66)(p.78) are descendants of Phillip/Susannah Shull
SHULL, Candis Catherine wife of J married Aug. 21, 1835 died Sept. 18, 1856 38y
SHULL, dau of Wm & V Nov. 14, 1867 - Mar. 8 1869
SHULL, infant dau Feb. 9, 1871
SHULL, William Mar. 13, 1838-Mar. 31,1907 served 3y in Co C 91st Ill Vol Inf (military stone)
Virginia his wife Mar 13, 1846 -Mar. 17 1915
NOTE: Candice Catherine is wife of John Shull s/o Phillip/Susannah p. 66
William is s/o John/Candice Catherine and married to Virginia Tate p. 78
HISTORY OF VIGO COUNTY , PG: 927 & 928
ISAAC SHULL, farmer and stock-grower, Nevins township, P.O. Rosedale, Parke County, was born in East Tennessee, September
19, 1825, the fifth in the family of eight children ( four of whom are living ) of:
ISAAC and Ellen ( Keeny ) SHULL, former a native of North Carolina, latter of Tennessee.
They were of German and Irish descent. The father, (Isaac, Sr.) who was a farmer, came to this county from
Tennessee about 1833, and settled on the farm where Isaac was reared. He died in Vigo County in 1856.
Mr. Shull ( Isaac, Jr)has been twice married, the first time to MISS MARY, DAUGHTER of JOHN McKEE.
She lived, however, but a short time after her marriage, and he was then married to Miss Mary A.,
daughter of Benjamin and Catherine ( James ) Wiloughby
History of Terre Haute, Vigo Co., IN - 1880 - page two
In 1820 the river became remarkably low; the wells were all dried up; general sickness prevailed; the pestilential miasma[
poisonous vapors thought to infect the air] visited every family. Many deaths occurred, among them many prominent citizens.
The general health of Terre Haute received a severe blow from this visitation, from which it did not recover for some
years, and not until the marshes of Lost creek were drained, in 1837 [makes one think it may have been cholera]. This creek,
previous to being drained, had washed down and saturated the prairie east and south of town, creating an immense morass of
several hundred acres in extent, without any outlet except by absorption and evaporation. It was, however, effectually drained,
and the evil was thus removed.
According to the Society of Indiana Pioneers, an individual was a pioneer of our county if they resided
here on or before December 31, 1825.
AN IDEA OF CONDITIONS IN THOSE DAYS
Excerpt from biography:
........ . and then moved out to Warren county, Illinois (now Henderson county), in March, 1836.
We were about a month going from Indiana to Illinois, traveling every day. The trip was
made overland with teams, a distance of about 250 miles. The horses would get stuck in the
mud and, had it not been for the oxen we had along, and the oxen of our neighbors who were
moving with us, we could not have finished our journey on account of the mud. There were no
fences in the country and the houses were twenty to thirty miles apart. There were no
bridges and we had to ford the streams. At the time there were only a few houses in
Bloomington and Peoria. We had to cross the Illinois river at Peoria in a flatboat. Having to
wait our turn, it took us two days to get across. This was about the only chance I ever had to
We had no matches in those days and had to make a fire with the flintrock. I remember also
seeing father start a fire with a little hand grain sickle, by putting powder on a Dutch oven
lid and striking the lid with the sickle, using tow to catch fire from the powder. I have
carried fire a mile from neighbor's when our fire was out at home. I was sixteen years old
before I saw a match. It seems strange now to think that there ever was a time when there
was no matches, now when you can buy enough matches for a nickel to last the ordinary
family a month, and some careful and savings ones possible two or three months. . . .
My father built and operated a saw mill in Henderson county, Illinois, in 1837, and all of us
children were drafted for work at the mill. As my father, being in poor health, was able to
make only small profit from his mill, we had only clothing made of homespun cloth from the
raw wool and flax. I was brought up in poverty and privation.
The only schools we had in those days were little subscription schools, held in log houses, with
windows of greased paper. We had only greased paper windows in my home. The principal
studies taught us were the three R's: Reading, 'Riting, and 'Rithmetic. I had very limited
opportunity to get these prime essentials of an education. I expect the hard way in which I
got them made them more beneficial to me than if I had had the easier facilities of learning
that the boys of today have. I quit school at the age of eleven years and went to work to help
support the family. Living in those days was on a different basis entirely from the life of
today. A good education was not looked upon as so essential as now. Shoes were plentiful,
but cash was so scarce that the common people could little more than afford shoes for the
cold weather, for we had no money with which to buy them, and the most of them were home
made. I went barefooted every summer until I was 28 years of age. The plain way of living
which we practiced in those days gave people a much stronger constitution than the
strenuous living of today.
U.S. Census Warren County
Henderson County formed from Warren County 1841
Warren County divided! Western portion is now:
Henderson County, January 10, 1841
Monmouth to Retain Records By order of the 1841 Laws, Page 67,
Warren County will become two counties, with the new county being called Henderson,
This name being chosen by the large number of settlers who have come here from Henderson, Kentucky.
Warren County, whose western border was defined only 4 years ago (March 4, 1837), will once again have to redefine its
The courthouse at Monmouth, Warren Co., will retain all records it currently holds.
The newcourthouse at Oquawka, the new countyseat for Henderson County, will begin keeping records as of
An interesting web site:
Clinton County roster for the Twenty Sixth Infantry
Shull, Lewis, e. Aug. 15, 1862.
(possibly son of Hiram)
Company "H" 28th (Consolidated) Illinois Infantry
Name Rank Residence Date of Muster Remarks
DAVIS, Henry Private Olena Mar 8, 1865 Died at Cairo, Apr 26, 1865
SHULL, Phillip Private Warren Mar 14, 1865 On furlough at muster out of Regiment