Hello, my name is Julie Tull(born 1971).
I'm just starting my investigation into my family tree and have little information. I live in Springfield IL, but my fathers family is from the Shelbyville IL area. My father is Franklin Dwayne Tull(Shelbyville > Decatur > Springfield > Belize). His father worked for the railroad, and he was married to my grandmother Irene, but later divorced. I believe my grandfathers name to be Franklin as well, but I'm not certain. I just know that he lived in Shelbyville, worked for the railroad and died in the early to mid 1970's.
There was an elderly male relative that I remember going to visit with my father in the Shelbyville area when I was a young child, he could have been my grandfathers brother, He had a short name that began with a vowel such as Asa or Ira, I can't remember exactly but it was along that order.
I would like to learn more about other Tull's linked back to the Shelbyville, IL area. I'd love to trace it all the way back to England! It would be awesome to know what other nationalities had been blended in along the way!