Tullis Trees

A Family History Newsletter

Volume 4, Number 4

4th Quarter 2005


From the Editor
by Thomas S. Tullis
Describes a change in the publishing schedule of this newsletter. Starting with the 2006 issues, it will be published twice per year.

An Update: Tullis Surname DNA Project
by Thomas S. Tullis
Summarizes the results of the Tullis Surname DNA Project. So far, a total of ten males have participated in the study. Six of the ten have exactly matched each other, pointing to a common male ancestor in Scotland. Two others have exactly matched each other, but they were two markers “off” from the six who matched each other. Possible interpretations of the results are given, as is a chart showing how some of them might be related.

The Richard Tullis Family of Columbiana County, Ohio
Part 10: Seth Commodore Perry Tullis

by Carolyn Miller and Patricia Tullys
This is the tenth 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 eighth child of Richard Tullis and Rachel Barrett: Seth Commodore Perry Tullis (1832-1898). On December 24, 1865, he married Mary Jane Baker. They had four children who lived to adulthood: Anna Belle (1867-1945), Elizabeth I. (1869-1951), Kitty May (1872-1940), and John Gilmore (1879-1948).

Tullis-Toledano Manor of Biloxi, Mississippi
by Thomas S. Tullis
Presents photos and some history of the Tullis-Toledano Manor in Biloxi, Mississippi, which was completely destroyed by Hurricane Katrina in August 2005. Also includes a profile of Garner Hugh Tullis (1893-1966) who owned the home in the 1930’s through 1960’s.

Henry Mason Tullis (1883-1952) and Family
by Henry Spurgeon Tullis (1918-1984)
Presents an article written by Henry Spurgeon Tullis about his father’s family and life growing up on a farm in Gwinnett County, Georgia, in the early 1900’s. It provides a fascinating glimpse into what life was like back then. Also includes photos and information about Henry Spurgeon Tullis himself.

Mystery Tullis Photo
by Thomas S. Tullis
Presents a mystery photo from 1927 of an Earl Tullis posing with Chief Running Elk and his daughter Princess Irene Dawnmist.

Tullis Trees is a family-history newsletter published biannually by Thomas S. Tullis, 68 Meetinghouse Lane, South Easton, MA 02375. It is available both in print and online. Subscriptions to the printed version are $15 per calendar year. Subscriptions to the online version, sent as a link in an email message, are free. Issues are posted at http://www.tullistrees.org. A form to subscribe to either the print or online version can also be found there. Submissions of articles, photos, documents, etc., are strongly encouraged. Please email to TomTullis @ aol.com or fax to 508-256-0527.

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