A Family History Newsletter

Volume 4, Number 3

3rd Quarter 2005


Arthur Louis Tullis (1849-1934) and Family

Photos and information provided by Sarah Hodges; additional photos and information provided by Toni Elliott

Arthur Louis Tullis (1849-1934) was a son of John Silver Tullis (1827-1887) and Margaret Kiser (1828-1921). Arthur and his wife Susan Ruth Orsborn (1847-1928) had six children: Jennie Grace Tullis (1870-1874), Forest Clifford Tullis (1872-1937), Kittie Clyde Tullis (1873-1895), Cap L. Tullis (1874-1925), Bessie Eva Tullis (1877-1941), and Edith Pearl Tullis (1879-1947). Photos of the family and their descendants are presented, as is their Family Bible.

The Richard Tullis Family of Columbiana County, Ohio
Part 9: Melissa Ann Tullis

by Carolyn Miller and Patricia Tullys

This is the ninth installment of extracts from the book The Richard Tullis Family of Columbiana County, Ohio by Carolyn Miller and Patricia Tullys (1989). In this installment, we focus on the seventh child of Richard Tullis and Rachel Barrett: Melissa Ann Tullis (1830-1896). Melissa married Michael Cress (1819-1895) on 28 Oct. 1848 and they had four children: Elmanda Selethe Cress (1849-1930), William Alpheus Cress (1851-1894), Melvina R. Cress (1853-1931), and Charles Isaac Cress (1862-1939). Includes a listing of known descendants.

James Monroe Tullis Family of Cherokee County, Texas

Photos and information provided by Edgar & Nancy Bice and Susan (Bice) Bulcken;
Family Bible provided by Barbara Clark

James Monroe Tullis (1839-1879) was a son of Newell Tullis (1799-1873) and Mary Elizabeth White Rainey (1801-aft 1841). James married Nancy Ann Harvey (b. 1837) and they had two children who lived to adulthood: Julia Ann (1860-1917) and Addie (b. 1865). After Nancy died on 22 April 1867, James married Mary Elizabeth Singletary (1845-1920) and they had five children: George A. J. Tullis (1869-1870), Thomas Monroe Tullis (1871-1921), Peggy Anne Tullis (1874-1943), Henry Singletary Tullis (1876-1915), and James Johnson Tullis (1879-1956). Includes photos, their Family Bible, and obituaries.

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