Individual Notes

Note for:   Edward Bull,   1620 - ABT. 1682         Index

Individual Note:   [descendants of edward bull.FTW]

According to the book "Historical Sketches of Prince Edward County", by Dr. W.K. Burr, Edward was a descendent of "Henry Bull, an ancestor, was born in South Wales in 1610. He came to Boston in 1635 and settled in Rhode Island, where he became second Governor of the Colony."

According to Mary Young's book "The Descendents of Josiah Bull Jr., the ancestry line is traced back through Edward Bull of Donnington, England.

ABSTRACT OF EDWARD BULL's WILL:

Donnington, Co., Gloucester
2n April 1679

My body to be buried at discretion of my executore
I give the house wherein I now live with lands and belongings to my kinsman
Anthony Gisborne of Longhborough, Co. Gloucester, yoeman. For term of years
upon trust for my wife Elizabeth to have rents and profits thereof for s'd
term and after to --- John Bull my eldest son to take said rents, etc. for
remainder of said term.
My son John Bull in consideration of this bequest shall pay unto my 2 younger
sons Isaac and Jacob the sum of L/9 each and another L/9 at end of 6 years
after the death of my said wife.
I give the use of all my household goods with stock and cattle to my wife
Elizabeth Bull during her life and after her decease I give the same to my
daughter, Mary Bull.
Sole Executor, my Kinsman, Anthony Gisborne. Overseers my brother Thomas
Castell and Kinsman John Gisborne

The X mark of Edward Bull and John Gisborne
Witnesses--Thomas Castell Thomas Day

Will proved at Stow-on-Wold on 25 May 1682 by Executor. Inventory L/57 - 8 -
7 personal Estate

[Posted: Wed, 8 Jul 1998 BULL-L@@rootsweb.com Subject: [BULL-L] Will of Edward Bull dated 2n April 1679]

Individual Notes

Note for:   Mary Christy KIDNEY,   1757 - 1825         Index

Individual Note:   [descendants of edward bull.FTW]


Individual Notes

Note for:   Amos BULL,   4 DEC 1768 - 1832         Index

Individual Note:   [descendants of edward bull.FTW]


Individual Notes

Note for:   John BULL,   21 NOV 1777 - 23 JAN 1859         Index

Immigration:   
     Date:   1802
     Place:   To Canada from Dutchess Co. New York

Name Note: Source:    Computer records of Lorne Shunk of Toronto, "Electronic."http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Meadows/8191/index.html
The Decendants of Josiah Bull
   
   
Some Sources used:
   
1.) From the book "Descendants of Josiah Bull Jr." pg 205
2.) From the book "The Settlers of the Beekman Patent" pg 663.
3.) From the files of Catherine M. (Melander) Kitlar, of Alberta.
4.) From the files of Carolyn Louise (Creager) Alexander, of Fort Wayne, Indiana

Individual Note:   [descendants of edward bull.FTW]

John Bull, born November 21, 1777 in Dutchess Co. New York, was one of sixteen children born to Josiah Bull Jr. and Mehitable Thomas He immigrated to Canada in 1802. He married Mary Palen, daughter of Ezekiel Palen of Adolphustown in 1803, and afterward moved to Bloomfield, Prince Edward County, Ontario. He bought several hundred acres of land, and became a prominent farmer. At least three of his children were born in Bloomfield: Sarah, Cory and John, the latter being born in 1815.
He spent his life in Bloomfield, where he finally died January 1859 at the age of 80.


JOHN BULL TIMELINE:
1777 born New York [Beekman Precinct, Dutchess Co.,]
1802 immigrated to Canada at about age 25
1803 Canada - married Mary Palen [Prince Edward Co., Adolphustown]
        Canada, Bloomfield - after getting married
1859 died, Canada, Prince Edward Co., Ontario, Bloomfield



Individual Notes

Note for:   Lucinda ALGER,    -          Index

Individual Note:   [descendants of edward bull.FTW]

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Individual Notes

Note for:   Mary PALEN,    -          Index

Individual Note:   [descendants of edward bull.FTW]

Mary was the daughter of Ezekiel Palen, of Adolphustown. She married John Bull, son of Josiah Bull Jr. in 1803 and moved to Bloomfield, where her husband purchased several hundred acres of farm land.



Individual Notes

Note for:   John COOPER,    -          Index

Individual Note:   [descendants of edward bull.FTW]


Individual Notes

Note for:   Robert Bull,   28 MAY 1748 -          Index

Individual Note:   [descendants of edward bull.FTW]

Robert and his brother Henry were both taken prisoner by the British early in the Revolutionary War. Considered rebels, they were confined on one the the British prision ships in New York Harbor. Here, one died from violence and privation, and the other, although rescued by relatives, died soon after.



Individual Notes

Note for:   Henry Bull,   5 OCT 1752 -          Index

Individual Note:   [descendants of edward bull.FTW]

Henry and his brother Robert were both taken prisoner by the British early in the Revolutionary War. Considered rebels, they were confined on one the the British prision ships in New York Harbor. Here, one died from violence and privation, and the other, although rescued by relatives, died soon after.



Individual Notes

Note for:   John BULL,   1815 - 1906         Index

Individual Note:   [descendants of edward bull.FTW]

John Bull was born in 1815 in Bloomfield, Prince Edward Co., Ontario, Canada, the son of John Bull and Mary Palen, and grandson of Josiah Bull Jr., and Mehitable Thomas. His sister Sarah and brother Cory were also born in Bloomfield.
        John went to school in a schoolhouse where reading, writing and arithmetic were the only subjects taught, although he could not attend much in the Summer.

       "Our farm was a big one. I ploughed when I was eight years old, barefoot over thistles and stones. I cried myself to sleep many times, and my brother Cory cried too. When we were little chaps we got our ground ready to sow. I was scarce twelve years old. Cory was sick. I took the bag of wheat to the field on the stone-boat. I sowed the wheat and went back to bed. Cory was full of pity for me. He said, 'Are you tired?' He knew I was. Next day I sowed several bushels of wheat. " One time, when John was a boy, after his father built the new house, the old log house being used for storing grain and feed, the "little pigs got into it one day and I rushed in and scared them. They were so frightened they ran up the stairs. I followed, and they all jumped out the window and went off limping. Father threatened to punish me at night. He forgot to, and I went early to bed that night."

In 1834 he helped to build the first grist mill in Bloomfield. His "stint", then age 19, was "to pack fifteen or twenty barrles of flour in a night and keep the mill-stones going with wheat beneath."


       John married Pamela J. Davis in 1843. She wore a gown of "factory material and long scarf of silk gauze, a shawl and hood of black silk bound with pink." They were married at Demorestville by the Rev. Robert Rogers, a Presbyterian Minister, and for their wedding trip went to Belleville. "The apple cuts brought us together." The "apple cuts" were a part of the social times with a variety of amusements for the young people. Peeling the apples, stringing them when cored, singing, square dancing. Then came supper with "the usual round of sweet cider, apple souce, preserves, pound cake, fried cake, honey and cheese, and we had the best kind of home-made bread." After supper, they played a game called "Prinktom", where a young lady would stand in the middle of the floor with the others sitting in a circle around. The play was to select partners. Then all would march around the room singing 'Come philanders, let's be a marching. Everyone for his true love searching. Choose us no other Fol de rol de ra do '

John and his wife Pamela had two children: Herbert Stanton and Ida Augusta. Herbert S. married Anna Burlingham, his first wife, daughter of David Burlingham, and they had a daughter Norma, who died shortly after her marriage to John Rowe. Herbert later married his second wife Jane Craft. Johns daughter Ida married Thomas Henry Noxon, who built "Te Whare." Eventually they moved to California. They had a son, Herbert (Bert).

John "once took a paper printed in Albany, N.Y, an OddFellows' paper. It was a long story about Wilford Montressor, or 'The Secret Order of the Seven.' After a time this paper was not permitted in Canada." John was initiated with his good friend Thomas Yarwood into number 153. John "went as far as I could go but somehow missed the Noble Grand's chair."


John, his wife Pamela and their son Herbert S. are buried in the Family plot, Glenwood, Picton.


Individual Notes

Note for:   Herbert Stanton BULL,    - 1 JAN 1927         Index

Occupation:   
     Place:   Ran a mill; postmaster

Burial:   
     Place:   Family plot, Glenwood, Picton

Individual Note:   [descendants of edward bull.FTW]

Herbert Stanton Bull was the son of John Bull and great grandson of Josiah Bull Jr.

Individual Notes

Note for:   Stephen BULL,   1799 -          Index

Individual Note:   [descendants of edward bull.FTW]

Stephen Bull married Elizabeth Brewer, his second cousin. Their common great grandfather was Josiah Bull Sr. Stephens' grandfather (through Amos Bull/Martha Cunningham) was Josiah Bull Jr, brother to George Bull, the grandfather to Elizabeth through Ruth Bull/Henry Brewer.

Stephen and Elizabeth moved to Elgin Couty in 1869. Elizabeth's mother, Ruth Bull Brewer, came to live with them and died 30 December 1870, and was buried in Elgin Co.