The Ancestors and Descendants of Bertram Thomas Tullis (1871-1930)
Part 2: David L. and John Cartmell Tullis
Compiled in 1983 by his son, John Louis Tullis, M.D. (1911 - 1993)
Editorís Note: As introduced in the last issue of "Tullis Trees", we are continuing with extracts from a manuscript written by the late Dr. John Louis Tullis in 1983 about his Tullis family tree. A copy of the manuscript was provided by Jonathan Tullis, Johnís grand-nephew. The last issue covered "The Second Generation", Jonathan Tullis, and "The Third Generation", Ezra Tullis. We now continue with "The Fourth Generation", David L. Tullis (whose portrait appeared on the cover of the last issue) and "The Fifth Generation", John Cartmell Tullis. Appendices mentioned in the text are not included. The series will conclude in the next issue of the newsletter.
THE FOURTH GENERATION IN THE BERT T. TULLIS LINE
David L. Tullis was the second son born to Ezra and Mary Blue Tullis. A copy of his biography published in "The History of Champaign County Ohio" is appended. It is apparent that he was a man held in high esteem in the community. In the section of the book dealing with the Underground Movement during the Civil War David is mentioned as being an active participant in that cause.
On July 8, 1831 David married Nancy Cartmell who was born Feb. 18, 1812 in Mechanicsburg and died Dec. 1, 1898 in Mechanicsburg. Nancy's parents, John and Sophia (Leutz) Cartmell, migrated from Virginia to Union Township, Champaign Co. in 1800.
The bodies of both David and his wife, Nancy, are buried in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Mechanicsburg.
The Aug. 22, 1850 Census of Mechanicsburg lists only six of the seven children of David and Nancy Tullis. The oldest son, Henry, may have established his own household before the Census was taken. David's real estate holdings were assessed in the amount of $4,000.00. The seven children born to David L. and Nancy C. Tullis were:
THE FIFTH GENERATION IN THE BERT T. TULLIS LINE
John Cartmell TULLIS was born in Mechanicsburg on Apr. 6, 1846, lived there most of his life and died there on Jan. 23, 1932. He served during the Civil War in Company B., 32nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry from Mar. 28, 1864 to July 20, 1865. Some of the highlights of his premarital life are revealed in his application for a Civil War Veteran's Pension. His reply in answer to questions asked by the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Pensions is dated Nov. 14,1889, Mechanicsburg. It is reproduced verbatim herewith:
John C. Tullis was granted pension #488144 which in later years was said to have amounted to $100.00 per month (per Zillah Tullis Owen).
On Oct. 31, 1867 21-year-o1d John Cartmell Tullis presumably during a period of remission of his illness, married Anna Rachel Thomas in Oxford, Indiana. Anna Thomas was born Jan. 28, 1848 in Columbia, Ind., died Sept. 11, 1911 in Mechanicsburg. She was the daughter of John and Elizabeth (Fillius) Thomas. Anna's siblings were 3 brothers, John, Charles and Earl and a sister, Rosa.
The appended Xerox copy of a part of the eulogy delivered by the Rev. Horatio Ogden at the funeral service for Anna Thomas Tullis tells more about John's and Anna's lives together.
Sometime after Anna's death John C. married a second time to a widow who was politely received, but not whole-heartedly embraced by her adult daughters-in-law. As grandchildren we were taught to address grandfather's second wife as "Mrs. Tullis". There were no children by this second marriage.
Poor health not withstanding, John C. Tullis out-lived several of his doctors, both of his wives and his only son. At the time of his death on Jan 2l, 1932 at 85 years, 9 months of age he was still managing his 340+ acre farm in Union Township near Mechanicsburg. His will is filed in the Champaign Co., C.H., Urbana, Ohio.
Both John and his wife Anna were buried in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Mechanicsburg.
The children of John C. and Anna T. Tu1lis were: