A Family History Newsletter

Volume 3, Number 1

1st Quarter 2004


From the Editor

This issue is getting very full, so Iím going to keep this column short. (This is always the last part of each issue that I write.) The most exciting thing in this issue, to me, is the article on "A Tullis Photo Album" that starts on the next page. I was contacted by Dr. Stephen Altic about a photo album from the 1860ís or Ď70ís he had acquired which contains numerous photos of Tullises and their relatives. After some research, I was able to determine that the album probably originally belonged to the Oliver M. Tullis family of Troy, Ohio. Oliver was a photographer in that area. Dr. Altic was kind enough to share copies of the photos for this issue. Next is the third installment from the book The Richard Tullis Family of Columbiana, Ohio by Carolyn Miller and Patricia Tullys. In this installment we begin looking at each of the children of Richard Tullis and Rachel Barrett, starting with their oldest, David Barrett Tullis (1818-1876). Next we have two old Tullis photos. The first is a photo of Thomas Jefferson Tullis (1850-1928) and his wife Sarah Maria Metzinger (1848-1905) that was provided by Sharon Bryant. The second is a photo of Oliver Eldervert "Bert" Tullis (1864-1943), his wife Mary A. Parsons (1862-1936), and their extended family standing in front of the second-hand store in Decatur Co, Iowa, which the couple ran. The photo was provided by Debra McCarthy. Finally, we finish this issue with a multi-generation photo from 1950 provided by William M. Tullis that includes four generations of Tullises, starting with his great-grandfather, Harry Tullis (1868-1953).


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