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The Tull's of Delaware

Updated November 5, 2004

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My nickname is Ted. I was registered here prior to retiring under a different email address: Upon retirement and the purchase of a new computer, (which I am still learning about) I have a new email address:

I have been into genealogy for 25 or more years. I have visited the graves of John & Robert Tull, the progenitors of Tull's in the United States, and have located and visited the family homestead "Salisbury Plantation" near Manokin, MD. I have pictures, though in hard copy only so far. At one point I contacted the present owner, thinking about a family reunion on that farm, but he didn't even want me to go look at the place (I didn't tell him I'd been there and took pictures). The plantation is a throw-back to an early era, looking much like Williamsburg, VA. The barn still had horses hanes (collars) hanging up and horse drawn farm wagons parked inside the barn. The place was fully self-contained with a well, outdoor toilet w/regular windows (class!), granary, machine repair shop, and a detached kitchen w/quarters above it. Talk about picturesque! I also spoke to a neighbor (LaFontaine), right out in the field, who turns out to be a relative. We exchanged family history.

I have purchased "Family Tree Maker" and will begin input so that I can find names for others. I have alot of information, but all on paper. I am willing to share, but it goes both ways.
The information I have begins with the Tully's in 1590 in Ireland, then the brothers were sent to Surrey, England for 2 years, dropping the "y" from the name,then to Maryland's eastern shore in the mid-1600's, finally to Reliance/Seaford, DE, where they reside forever. Before he died, Raymond Tull, owner of the burial ground, who looked exactly like my then recently deceased father, took me on a tour of the graveyard, where I wrote down all the peoples information. Raymond's son now owns that farm. 120 Tull's are in our phone book. I have yet to find a Tull who isn't related (CA, AR, MD, DE, IN, IL, VA).

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