Hugh Wilson Paul
Ulster Convenant - Mrs Hugh PAUL
Hugh Wilson Paul  ‎(I7)‎
Given Names: Hugh Wilson
Surname: Paul

Gender: MaleMale
      

Birth: 10 March 1854 23 26 Carricknakielt
Death: 5 September 1912 ‎(Age 58)‎
Personal Facts and Details
Birth 10 March 1854 23 26 Carricknakielt


Show Details Note: Date discrepency: 12th or 10th.

Family Letter says he was born in a stone cottage with a thatched roof on a cluster farm in the townland of Carrickokielt near the ancient church village of Maghera, County Londonderry.

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Maghera Presbyterian Church Baptism

267 Hugh Paul Baptised 10 Mar 1854 David Paul Martha A Wilson

Baptism 6 August 1854 ‎(Age 4 months)‎ Maghera Presbyterian Church

Baptism - Hugh PAULBaptism - Hugh PAUL


Emigration 1887 ‎(Age 32)‎ USA

Naturalization 19 March 1888 ‎(Age 34)‎ WaKeeney, Kansas


Note: Family Letter: 'As the oldest living son, it is unusual that he chose to come to America and it is uncertain when he came. His first naturalization papers were filed in District Court at WaKeeney on 19 March, 1888, indicating that he had been in America since 1883 at least.'
Occupation Ranching Willow Creek, Weskan, Kansas, USA

Residence 8 June 1900 ‎(Age 46)‎ Wallace County, Kansas, USA

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Residence 1901 ‎(Age 46)‎ Grillagh


Show Details Note: Family Letter
'Hugh's descendants in Ireland found his rent receipt dated 1901 for a house called "Over the Hill" in Grillagh townload, not far from Moneymore where his mother's family lived.'
...
'He purchased "Over the Hill" in 1907.'

MarriageReligious Marriage
Sarah "Sara" Craig - 8 October 1902 ‎(Age 48)‎ Dungiven Presbyterian Church

Marriage - Hugh W PAUL & Sarah CRAIGMarriage - Hugh W PAUL & Sarah CRAIG



Marriage - Hugh W PAUL & Sarah CRAIGMarriage - Hugh W PAUL & Sarah CRAIG


Death 5 September 1912 ‎(Age 58)‎
Will Calendar - Hugh Wilson PAULWill Calendar - Hugh Wilson PAUL


Last Change 13 July 2016 - 09:15:09 - by: djb
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Parents Family  (F32)
David Paul
1831 - 1894
Martha Ann Wilson
1828 - 1909
Ezekiel Paul
1852 - 1853
Hugh Wilson Paul
1854 - 1912
James Paul
1856 -
Charles John Paul
1860 -
Margaretta Paul
1858 -
Anna Matilda Paul
1862 -
William Paul
1864 -
David Paul
1867 - 1937
Thomas Wilson Paul
1869 -

Immediate Family  (F3)
Sarah "Sara" Craig
1874 - 1925
David Paul
1903 -
Thomas Alexander Paul
1904 - 1977
Sarah Ann Paul
1907 - 1995
William Charles Paul
1908 -
Hugh Paul
1910 -
Elizabeth Paul
1910 -


Notes

Shared Note
Family Letter

Hugh Wilson Paul was born 12 March, 1854, in a stone cottage with a thatched roof on a cluster farm in the townloand of Carrickokielt near the ancient church village of Maghera, County Londonderry, Ireland, where 15 acres would support a family.

His father, David Paul, was the son of James Paul of The Mullagh townland some two miles away and his mother was Martha Ann Wilson Paul, daughter of Ezekiel Wilson, whose family had lived in the townland of Moneymore two miles in the other direction since at least 1720 when the family's two story stone home was built by an ancestor named Hugh Wilson. Martha Ann was named for her paternal grandmother; her paternal grandfather was also named Ezekiel.

Hugh Wilson Paul was actually the second son, but his older brother Ezekiel, was born in 1852 and died in 1853 before Hugh's birth in 1854. As the oldest living son, it is unusual that he chose to come to America and it is uncertain when he came. His first naturalization papers were filed in District Court at WaKeeney on 19 March, 1888, indicating that he had been in America since 1883 at least.

His younger brother, James, born in 1856, also came to America and worked as an accountant in Omaha and Pueblo. On occasions he came to visit Hugh and their younger brother, David, who joined Hugh in ranching operations near Weskan.

Hugh and David were located on land on Willow Creek near the Kansas-Colorado line by land agent Ed Carter after having bought tickets on the Union Packific to the town farthest west in Kansas, which was Weskan. The Willow Creek area was described as "Paradise Valley" and there was water, grass and nobody.

Notes in The Weskansan confirm that Paul Brothers Ranch was an active one, with their own cattle plus offers to summer cattle and a few head of horses in 1889. Several thousand forest and fruit trees were planted. They used Colorado range and dug some 20 wells in 1893 for their cattle in Colorado. Cattle ranged as far away as Kit Carson. Their brand was P. When ready for market, the cattle were taken to Kansas City by train.

In March, 1894, Paul Brothers rented the Sam Yoxall ranch ‎(now the Jim Walker place)‎ on the Smokey for four years, and Hugh and Mr. Yoxall went to Arizona in April to buy sheep to drive back to Wallace County. Intending to arrive back by September., Hugh actually walked in on 11 October with 2000 sheep and 6 burros, which he had driven on foot from near Flagstaff, Arizona, wearing out 5 pairs of shoes on the journey.

They kept the sheep only until July, 1896, when, after selling the wool in June, they sold the sheep and invested in 3602 head of cattle, never again having sheep.

In 1897 Paul Brothers moved operations to their property on Willow Creek again and constructed outbuildings modeled after those in their native Ireland, with cattle sheds, granaries, chicken houses and pig shelters connected to minimize cold from the Kansas winds.

They began buying land adjacent to their property and proved up on timber claims. In 1899 Hugh bid for land being sold for delinquent taxes at $25.00 per quarter section. ‎(160 acres)‎

Family records are not clear about when Hugh returned to Ireland. Their father died 7 January, 1894. Their brother, Charles John, born in 1860, owned a children's "drapery" ‎(clothing)‎ store in Dublin and another brother, William, born in 1864, was called home from his studies toward becoming a teacher to assume responsibilities on the family farm at Carrickokielt.

Thus the fifth son, not the first living, inherited the family land. It is thought that the transfer of Wallace County land in April, 1901, to David was because he bought Hugh's share. Hugh's descendants in Ireland found his rent receipt dated 1901 for a house called "Over the Hill" in Grillagh townload, not far from Moneymore where his mother's family lived.

Hugh married Sarah Craig from the neighboring village of Dungiven and Presbyterian records in Maghera show they were reinstated as communicants in 1903. He purchased "Over the Hill" in 1907. They had seven children. His mother died in 1909. Hugh died in 1912 and Sarah died in 1914 ‎[1914 scored out with "1921 approx" handwritten above]‎ leaving four living orphaned children. The oldest were Sarah, aged 14, and Thomas Alexander, aged 13. These children managed to keep the family together and work the farm so that descendants of Hugh Wilson Paul are still living on it and farming it today.


Birth Date discrepency: 12th or 10th.

Family Letter says he was born in a stone cottage with a thatched roof on a cluster farm in the townland of Carrickokielt near the ancient church village of Maghera, County Londonderry.

­http­://­www­.­torrens­.­org­.­uk­/­Genealogy­/­BannValley­/­church­/­MagheraP­/­Baptisms1843­-­1866­.­html­

Maghera Presbyterian Church Baptism

267 Hugh Paul Baptised 10 Mar 1854 David Paul Martha A Wilson
Naturalization Family Letter: 'As the oldest living son, it is unusual that he chose to come to America and it is uncertain when he came. His first naturalization papers were filed in District Court at WaKeeney on 19 March, 1888, indicating that he had been in America since 1883 at least.'
Residence Family Letter
'Hugh's descendants in Ireland found his rent receipt dated 1901 for a house called "Over the Hill" in Grillagh townload, not far from Moneymore where his mother's family lived.'
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'He purchased "Over the Hill" in 1907.'

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Show Details Shared Note: - Family Letter

Hugh Wilson Paul was born 12 March, 1854, in a stone cottage with a thatched roof on a cluster farm in the townloand of Carrickokielt near the ancient church village of Maghera, County Londonderry, Ireland, where 15 acres would support a family.

His father, David Paul, was the son of James Paul of The Mullagh townland some two miles away and his mother was Martha Ann Wilson Paul, daughter of Ezekiel Wilson, whose family had lived in the townland of Moneymore two miles in the other direction since at least 1720 when the family's two story stone home was built by an ancestor named Hugh Wilson. Martha Ann was named for her paternal grandmother; her paternal grandfather was also named Ezekiel.

Hugh Wilson Paul was actually the second son, but his older brother Ezekiel, was born in 1852 and died in 1853 before Hugh's birth in 1854. As the oldest living son, it is unusual that he chose to come to America and it is uncertain when he came. His first naturalization papers were filed in District Court at WaKeeney on 19 March, 1888, indicating that he had been in America since 1883 at least.

His younger brother, James, born in 1856, also came to America and worked as an accountant in Omaha and Pueblo. On occasions he came to visit Hugh and their younger brother, David, who joined Hugh in ranching operations near Weskan.

Hugh and David were located on land on Willow Creek near the Kansas-Colorado line by land agent Ed Carter after having bought tickets on the Union Packific to the town farthest west in Kansas, which was Weskan. The Willow Creek area was described as "Paradise Valley" and there was water, grass and nobody.

Notes in The Weskansan confirm that Paul Brothers Ranch was an active one, with their own cattle plus offers to summer cattle and a few head of horses in 1889. Several thousand forest and fruit trees were planted. They used Colorado range and dug some 20 wells in 1893 for their cattle in Colorado. Cattle ranged as far away as Kit Carson. Their brand was P. When ready for market, the cattle were taken to Kansas City by train.

In March, 1894, Paul Brothers rented the Sam Yoxall ranch ‎(now the Jim Walker place)‎ on the Smokey for four years, and Hugh and Mr. Yoxall went to Arizona in April to buy sheep to drive back to Wallace County. Intending to arrive back by September., Hugh actually walked in on 11 October with 2000 sheep and 6 burros, which he had driven on foot from near Flagstaff, Arizona, wearing out 5 pairs of shoes on the journey.

They kept the sheep only until July, 1896, when, after selling the wool in June, they sold the sheep and invested in 3602 head of cattle, never again having sheep.

In 1897 Paul Brothers moved operations to their property on Willow Creek again and constructed outbuildings modeled after those in their native Ireland, with cattle sheds, granaries, chicken houses and pig shelters connected to minimize cold from the Kansas winds.

They began buying land adjacent to their property and proved up on timber claims. In 1899 Hugh bid for land being sold for delinquent taxes at $25.00 per quarter section. ‎(160 acres)‎

Family records are not clear about when Hugh returned to Ireland. Their father died 7 January, 1894. Their brother, Charles John, born in 1860, owned a children's "drapery" ‎(clothing)‎ store in Dublin and another brother, William, born in 1864, was called home from his studies toward becoming a teacher to assume responsibilities on the family farm at Carrickokielt.

Thus the fifth son, not the first living, inherited the family land. It is thought that the transfer of Wallace County land in April, 1901, to David was because he bought Hugh's share. Hugh's descendants in Ireland found his rent receipt dated 1901 for a house called "Over the Hill" in Grillagh townload, not far from Moneymore where his mother's family lived.

Hugh married Sarah Craig from the neighboring village of Dungiven and Presbyterian records in Maghera show they were reinstated as communicants in 1903. He purchased "Over the Hill" in 1907. They had seven children. His mother died in 1909. Hugh died in 1912 and Sarah died in 1914 ‎[1914 scored out with "1921 approx" handwritten above]‎ leaving four living orphaned children. The oldest were Sarah, aged 14, and Thomas Alexander, aged 13. These children managed to keep the family together and work the farm so that descendants of Hugh Wilson Paul are still living on it and farming it today.


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Family with Parents
Father
David Paul ‎(I86)‎
Birth 1831 28
Death 7 January 1894 ‎(Age 63)‎ Age: 63
-3 years
Mother
 
Martha Ann Wilson ‎(I87)‎
Birth 1828
Death 30 November 1909 ‎(Age 81)‎ Age: 81

Marriage: Yes
#1
Brother
Ezekiel Paul ‎(I161)‎
Birth 1852 21 24
Death 1853 ‎(Age 12 months)‎
2 years
#2
Hugh Wilson Paul ‎(I7)‎
Birth 10 March 1854 23 26 Carricknakielt
Death 5 September 1912 ‎(Age 58)‎
2 years
#3
Brother
James Paul ‎(I162)‎
Birth 15 April 1856 25 28
4 years
#4
Brother
Charles John Paul ‎(I163)‎
Birth 19 March 1860 29 32
-2 years
#5
Sister
Margaretta Paul ‎(I131)‎
Birth 2 April 1858 27 30
Death Yes
5 years
#6
Sister
Anna Matilda Paul ‎(I164)‎
Birth 20 September 1862 31 34
2 years
#7
Brother
William Paul ‎(I130)‎
Birth 24 October 1864 33 36
Death Yes
2 years
#8
Brother
David Paul ‎(I165)‎
Birth 4 April 1867 36 39
Death 1937 ‎(Age 69)‎
2 years
#9
Brother
Thomas Wilson Paul ‎(I166)‎
Birth 9 September 1869 38 41
Family with Sarah "Sara" Craig
Hugh Wilson Paul ‎(I7)‎
Birth 10 March 1854 23 26 Carricknakielt
Death 5 September 1912 ‎(Age 58)‎
20 years
Wife
 
Sarah "Sara" Craig ‎(I8)‎
Birth 3 April 1874 35 33
Death 12 September 1925 ‎(Age 51)‎

Religious Marriage: 8 October 1902 -- Dungiven Presbyterian Church
3 months
#1
Son
David Paul ‎(I60)‎
Birth 1903 48 28
20 months
#2
Son
Thomas Alexander Paul ‎(I5)‎
Birth 19 August 1904 50 30
Death 21 February 1977 ‎(Age 72)‎
3 years
#3
Daughter
Sarah Ann Paul ‎(I58)‎
Birth 15 April 1907 53 33
Death 23 September 1995 ‎(Age 88)‎
16 months
#4
Son (Birth)
William Charles Paul ‎(I63)‎
Birth 31 July 1908 54 34
2 years
#5
Son (Birth)
Hugh Paul ‎(I62)‎
Birth 1 October 1910 56 36
#6
Daughter
Elizabeth Paul ‎(I61)‎
Birth 1 October 1910 56 36