Tampico Area Historical Society
17 Jul 2007
Source: Portrait & Biographical Album of Whiteside County, IL
Originally published 1885 Chapman Bros., Chicago, IL
Transcribed by: Becky Jones
Amos A. Hulett, farmer on section 26, Union Grove Township, was born April 7, 181, in Chester, Vt. He is the son of Benjamin G. and Lydia (Pollard) Hulett, and his father was also born in Chester, March 31, 1787. The latter died in Union Grove Township, April 10, 1877, a few days after he became 90 years old. The father of B.G. Hulett was born in Rhode Island, Nov. 2, 1751, and died Oct. 1, 1850, lacking one month of being 99 years of age. Lydia Hulett was born April 9, 1795, in Massachusetts, and died April 12, 1879, in Union Grove Township, two years after the decease of her husband and in her 85th year.
The parents of Mr. Hulett located after marriage in Chester, whence they came in 1865 to Whiteside County, fixing their residence in the township where they died, as stated. Their children were Amos A., Lucius A., William L., Elias H., Louisa H., John P., Lydia A. and Sarah J. Mr. Hulett was a resident in his native State until he was 23 years of age. He obtained a good education and learned the trade of a carpenter before he reached the age of manhood. He followed that as a business until June, 1853, when he removed with his family, consisting of his wife and three children, to Whiteside County. He located on section 26, where he made a claim of 120 acres of land. To this he has added by later purchase, and now owns 160 acres. The first tract is all under excellent order of cultivation. Mr. Hulett is a prominent Republican, and is holding the office of Justice of the Peace, to which he has been successively re-elected several terms. He has also been elected School Director, Collector and Assessor.
He was married May 20, 1838, in Preble Co., Ohio, to Sarah W. White, and they have five children: Ansel S., James H., William, Robert G. and John W. The oldest child is deceased. Mrs. Hulett was born Sept. 6, 1818, in Reading, Vt., and she is the daughter of Robert and Mary (Johnson) White. Her parents were born in New England. In 1856 they came to Whiteside County, where they remained through the last years of their lives. The mother died at Morrison, Sept. 27, 1866. The death of the father took place Aug. 28, 1870. He was a soldier in the second war with Great Britain. In the battle of Fort Erie, both his arms were shot away by the same ball, one arm being carried some distance from him before he realized his situation. His children were 13 in number, and all lived to mature age. They were born in the following order: Priscilla, Joseph, Sarah, Mary, Susan, James G., Elizabeth, John W., Lorenzo J., David, Jonathan, Caroline and Thomas.