A Family History Newsletter

Volume 3, Number 3

3rd Quarter 2004


Capt. James Tullis and Family

Photos provided by David F. Conover, 281 Swedesboro Rd., Monroeville, NJ 08343 USA

Copies of Family Bible provided by Gloucester County [New Jersey] Historical Society, 17 Hunter St., Woodbury, NJ 08096-4605 (http://www.rootsweb.com/~njglouce/gchs/) and reproduced with their permission.

Editor’s Note: James Tullis (pictured on the cover with his wife Jeannet), a Ship’s Master, was first profiled in The Tullis Tracer, Vol. 5, No. 1, in an article by David F. Conover, a descendant through James’ daughter, Sarah. The reader is referred to that article, at http://freepages.genealogy. rootsweb.com/~tullis/TullisTracer/Vol5No1.pdf, for more information.


Methodist Cemetery, West Commerce Ave., Bridgeton, Cumberland Co, NJ

Methodist Cemetery, West Commerce Ave., Bridgeton, NJ

Gravestone of Jeannet (Shaw) Tulis, 1809-1883, Wife of James Tullis

Gravestone of Captain James Tullis, 1805-1882

Gravestones of Capt. James Tullis and his wife Jeannet (Shaw) in the Methodist Cemetery, West Commerce Ave, Bridgeton, Cumberland Co, NJ.


Family Bible of James Tullis and Jeannet Shaw

James Tullis was a Ship’s Master. In the book Yesteryear on the Cohansey River by Shirley R. Bailey and Jim Parkhurst (1990), they give the following “incomplete listing of sailing vessels and masters out of the trading port of Bridgeton in the 19th Century:”

Hannah & Mary:
Oyster Boy:
Ida:

Capt. James Tullis
Capt. Wm. Tullis
Capt. George Tullis

William and George are probably the sons of James whose births are recorded on the first page of the Family Bible.

Obituary from the Bridgeton Chronicle, August 25, 1882.


U.S. Census Records for the James Tullis Family

1850 New Jersey, Cumberland County, Bridgeton Twp, p. 209, Roll M432_446.

1860 New Jersey, Cumberland County, Bridgeton Twp, p. 459, Roll M653_687.

1870 New Jersey, Cumberland County, 2nd Ward Bridgeton, p. 173, Roll M593_859.

1880 New Jersey, Cumberland County, Bridgeton, p. 145A, E.D. 75, Roll T9_775.


Descendants of James Tullis

1 James Tullis b: 15 Sep 1805 in Bridgeton, NJ d: 23 Aug 1882 Burial: 
Methodist Cemetery, Bridgeton, Cumberland Co, NJ
.. +Jeannett Shaw b: 07 Nov 1809 d: 09 Apr 1883 Burial: Methodist Cemetery,
Bridgeton, Cumberland Co, NJ
... 2 Lydia Parvin Tullis b: 04 Aug 1830
....... +Unknown Mounday? m: 25 Mar 1850
... 2 James Smith Tullis b: 19 Feb 1832 d: 09 Jul 1836 in Drowned
... 2 Hester Shaw Tullis b: 10 Oct 1833 in New Jersey d: 12 Aug 1834 in
Cumberland Co, NJ
... 2 William B. Tullis b: 12 Aug 1835 in New Jersey d: 27 Feb 1907 in
Probably Cumberland Co, NJ Burial: Old Broad St. Cemetery, Bridgeton, NJ
....... +Hannah A. Loper b: Jun 1835 in New Jersey m: 29 Sep 1854 in
Cumberland Co, NJ d: Aft. 1910
......... 3 Edward M. Tullis b: Apr 1856 in New Jersey
............. +Isabelle B. Jones b: Oct 1871 in New Jersey d: Bet. 1900 -
1910
............... 4 Gertrude B. Tullis b: 28 Oct 1892 in New Jersey d: 24 Jan
1915 in Cumberland Co, NJ Burial: Old Broad St. Cemetery, Bridgeton, NJ
......... 3 William L. Tullis b: Abt. 1857 in New Jersey d: Bet. 1910 - 1920
in Probably Cumberland Co, NJ
............. +Martha A. Unknown b: Abt. 1859 in New Jersey
......... 3 James A. Tullis b: Apr 1863 in New Jersey
......... 3 John C. Tullis b: Abt. 1867 in New Jersey d: Aft. 1930 in
Probably Philadelphia, PA
............. +Louise B. Unknown b: Abt. 1873 in New Jersey d: Aft. 1930 in
Probably Philadelphia, PA
............... 4 Edna Tullis b: Abt. 1891
............... 4 Olive Tullis b: Abt. 1895
................... +Unknown Nolan
.................... 5 John Nolan b: Abt. 1913
............... 4 Hazel Tullis b: Abt. 1898
... 2 Sarah S. Tullis b: 10 Mar 1839 in New Jersey d: 14 Feb 1908 in Olivet,
NJ Burial: Overlook Cemetery, Bridgeton, NJ
....... +Timothy M. Conover b: 26 Jul 1835 in Pittsgrove Twp, Salem Co, NJ
m: 25 May 1861 in Pittstown, NJ d: 06 Jul 1899 in Centerton, NJ Burial:
Overlook Cemetery, Bridgeton, NJ
......... 3 Mary D. Conover b: 02 May 1862 in Bridgeton, Cumberland Co, NJ
......... 3 Charles T. Conover b: 09 Oct 1864 in Bridgeton, Cumberland Co,
NJ
......... 3 James T. Conover b: 13 Jun 1866 in Bridgeton, Cumberland Co, NJ
... 2 George W. Tullis b: 17 Nov 1840 in New Jersey d: 1902 in Cumberland
Co, NJ Burial: Old Broad St. Cemetery, Bridgeton, NJ
....... +Rhoda V. Unknown b: Sep 1845 in New Jersey d: 1925 in Cumberland
Co, NJ Burial: Old Broad St. Cemetery, Bridgeton, NJ
......... 3 Harry Leon Tullis b: Oct 1876 in New Jersey d: 1957 in
Cumberland Co, NJ Burial: Old Broad St. Cemetery, Bridgeton, NJ
............. +Rebecca M. Unknown b: 1873 in New Jersey d: 1951 in
Cumberland Co, NJ Burial: Old Broad St. Cemetery, Bridgeton, NJ
... 2 James Ashton Tullis b: 17 Jun 1843 in New Jersey
... 2 Mary Elizabeth Tullis b: 22 Nov 1845 in New Jersey
... 2 Hetty Tullis b: 27 Jun 1848 in New Jersey
....... +Unknown Riley
......... 3 Joseph Riley b: Abt. 1871
... 2 Eugenia Tullis b: 09 Jan 1852 in New Jersey d: Bef. 1910 in Probably
Cumberland Co, NJ
....... +William H. Custer b: Abt. 1851 in New Jersey m: 24 Sep 1873 in
Cumberland Co, NJ d: Aft. 1930 in Probably NJ
......... 3 Allen E. Custer b: Abt. 1874 in New Jersey
......... 3 John Edward Custer b: May 1878 in New Jersey
......... 3 Walter Custer b: Mar 1884 in New Jersey
......... 3 George Custer b: Oct 1894 in New Jersey
... 2 Wilbert Tullis b: 22 Jul 1857 in New Jersey


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