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A BULLOCK FAMILY HISTORY

From Rehoboth to Holcomb (1643 - 1957)
by Paul D. Bullock

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Foreword

From Rehoboth to Holcomb (1643 - 1957)

Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts (1643 - 1750)

Stanford, Dutchess County, New York (1744 - 1795)

Chatham, Columbia County, New York (1795 - 1840)

Canajoharie, Montgomery County, New York (1811 - 1843)

Huron, Wayne County, New York (1840 - 1845)

Barrington, Yates County, New York (1845 - 1919)

Abra Grande, Isle Of Pines, Cuba (1919 - 1924)

Milo, Yates County, New York (1924 - 1928)

Waterloo, Seneca County, New York (1928 - 1934)

East Bloomfield, Ontario County, New York (1934 - 1944)

Holcomb, Ontario County, New York (1944 - 1957)

Recommendations for Additional Research

References

Libraries and Historical Societies

Appendices

A. Pedigree Charts
B. Family Group Sheets for Homer's Ancestors and His Children
C. Information on Homer's Ancestors, His Children and His Grandchildren
D. Bullock Genealogy by Herman Bullock Jones
E. Family Group Sheets for Homer's Grandchildren and Information on Homer's Grandchildren's Spouses and His Great-grandchildren
F. Index of Names

FOREWORD

The Bullock family history presented herein covers a span of over three hundred years and nine generations from the first mention of Richard Bullock in Rehoboth, Massachusetts in 1643 to Homer Bullock's death in Holcomb, New York in 1957. The geographical areas covered in this genealogical trek include Dutchess, Columbia, Montgomery, Wayne, Yates, and Seneca Counties in New York; the Isle of Pines, Cuba; and Bristol County, Massachusetts where it began and Ontario County, New York where, as far as this present volume is concerned, it ends.

Every attempt has been made to get accurate and full information concerning all of the Bullocks in this line, but there are parts of the history that are not as well documented as others. Note will be made when the documentation is weak so that the reader will be aware of this and, in addition, might be challenged to fill in the gaps with his or her own research. If any inaccuracies or inadequacies are uncovered or if additional information is available please pass these on to me so that the next edition may be more representative of the actual happenings. I, of course, take full credit for all the mistakes, inaccuracies, exaggerations, and lack of completeness contained herein.

In addition to the written history, appendices are included that contain additional information such as pedigree charts, family group sheets, genealogy listings and references. And if one of the references is to be cited, a note such as (Ref. 6) will be made to indicate that reference number six was the major source for that particular information. If there is more than one ancestor with the same name a number within parentheses is used to differentiate among them. An asterisk (*) next to a date denotes that it is an approximate date.

By way of acknowledgments, the work of Herman Bullock Jones in 1949 in compiling a Bullock genealogy provided much of the basic data for this effort and, in addition, the challenge issued in his first paragraph had much to do with my interest in ancestor hunting. He says,"My purpose in compiling this genealogy is to make the information I have available to any one of the descendants who may be sufficiently interested to copy it, or to make further investigations, and to continue the record." Part of his work is included as Appendix D. William Wallace Bullock, Homer Bullock's brother, also did some genealogical searches and his notes have been very helpful. I want to thank the many librarians and historical associates in the libraries and historical societies that I have visited and contacted. To a person they have been very helpful and are truly interested in meeting the information needs of those who ask. A list of the libraries and historical societies that provided assistance is provided. To my brother, Philip G. Bullock of Rochester, New York, I give thanks for his interest, his time, and for the bits and pieces of information about our parents and grandparents that he has stored in his head. And lastly, I want to thank my wife, Anne Barclay Ashman Bullock for her support and encouragement in this project and specifically for her efforts in putting together the Index in Appendix F. Her interest and the interest of my daughter Ellen Barclay Bullock in working on the Ashman, Barclay, Harper, Jamieson, Pirie, Stanton, and Towle families probably was the major factor that caused me to seriously consider Bullock hunting.

I want to encourage you, the reader, to get involved in ancestral studies; its surprising how much you learn about yourself when learning about your roots. It forced me to study history, a subject that was dry and uninteresting for me in school. But within this new perspective, history has purpose and meaning. As a result it's fun and, for a change, facts and dates are easily learned and retained. The Bullock story needs to be extended backward to Bullocks before 1643; extended forward to comprehend Bullocks presently living and those not yet born; and shored up in the middle. If this project does no more than challenge or encourage us, both you and me, to "continue the record" it will have been worth the effort.

Finally, I dedicate this project to my father, Homer Bullock. He gave me all that a person really needs, a name and faith in God. May he now find the inner peace and affirmation that so eluded him during his lifetime.

Paul David Bullock
104 Heritage Drive
Monroeville, Pennsylvania
December, 1982

FORWARD TO THE SECOND EDITION

When this volume was first published in 1983, copies were sent to the libraries and historical societies listed in the appendix. Over the past twelve years, I have received more than two dozen requests for copies from genealogy searchers who discovered it on the shelves of these various institutions. In fulfilling the more recent requests, it was almost embarrassing to send out a document that had the crude look and feel of early 1980's personal computer technology.

In addition to a more modern and pleasing look and feel, this edition provides corrected and additional information on Homer's ancestors. An attempt has also been made to include up-to-date information on Homer's grandchildren, their spouses and their children.

Paul David Bullock
104 Heritage Drive
Monroeville, Pennsylvania
February, 1996

 

 

FROM REHOBOTH TO HOLCOMB (1643 - 1957)

The story that follows specifically traces the Bullock family for over three hundred years, but the story is fairly typical of many families during the this period in our country's history. They started out in small settlements near the coast in the early 17th century; moved inland during the mid and late 18th century in the hopes of owning their own land; and then their grandchildren moved even further inland to make their own fortunes in land in the 19th century.


REHOBOTH, BRISTOL COUNTY, MASSACHUSETTS (1643 - 1750)

The Bullock story starts, as far as we presently know, when in 1643 Richard (1) Bullock appears in Rehoboth, Massachusetts. Savage says, "Richard Bullock, Rehoboth 1643, rem. soon after 1644, and was freem. of May 1646, tho. it is not seen of what town he was inhab. again rem. to Newtown, L. I. a. 1656, but went soon back to R. and there d. 1667" (Ref. 1). Greene (Ref. 9) says that Richard (1) came from England in 1643 and further was born in 1622. He may have come from Essex, England with Roger Williams. The town records of Newtown, L. I. dated 9 March 1660 contain an agreement signed by a Richard Bullock and 32 others regarding the killing of wolves.

Learn more about Richard Bullock at Virginia Deagan's website:

http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Valley/2726/

There is a website that traces the Bullock history back 12 generations from the Richard in Rehoboth. The URL for The Oburg Family website is:

http://www.uftree.com/UFT/WebPages/kris_dell/DELL/index.htm#s3


Richard (1) married Elizabeth Ingraham in 1647 and had six children. After her death he married Elizabeth Billington in 1660 and four more children were added (B-2). A son of the first marriage, Samuel (1) married Mary Thurber in 1673 and she died in 1674 giving birth to their daughter Mary (2) (B-3). Soon after, in 1675 Samuel (1) married Thankful Reneff (or Rouse) and had five more children. All of the above names and dates are from Reference 2 as are those that follow. Reference 3 mentions the Bullock name many times and gives a good picture of life and times in early Rehoboth, but gives no indication of the Bullock's vocations or of their class or means.

One of Samuel (1)'s sons by Thankful Reneff was Richard (3). Richard (3) married Mary Wheaton in 1718 and had eight children. Richard (4) was born in this family in 1724 and later married Keziah Horton in 1748. It was about this time that the Bullocks moved west to Dutchess County, New York. The Crum Elbow tax lists of the Great Nine Partners Patent (Ref. 4) lists a Richard Bullock for the years 1744 through 1779 and a Richard Bullock Jr. for the year 1746 and then for the years 1754 through 1779. From this it is assumed that Richard (3) moved to New York with son Richard (4) in 1744 and then Richard (4) went back to Rehoboth to get married in 1748, had a son Richard (5) in Rehoboth and went again to Dutchess County.


STANFORD, DUTCHESS COUNTY, NEW YORK (1744 - 1795)

Probably many residents of Rehoboth moved to this area in Dutchess County along with the above Richards and Richard (3)'s brother Ephriam (1) and cousin Comer Bullock. Reference 5 mentions for the Town of Stanford that "settlements were made here some time previous to the year 1755 by people who had migrated from Massachusetts. In 1759, on some old church records, we find the names of Ephriam and Comer Bullock, and these are the earliest recorded names of which anything is known." Later on in this same section it mentions that in 1759 the First Baptist Church was formed in Great Nine Partners, Charlotte Precinct, N. Y. with the assistance of Elders Jabez Wood and Robert Wheaton of the First Baptist Church of the town of Swansea, Bristol County, Massachusetts. Also mentioned is that Richard Bullock Jr. was chosen a deacon in 1772. It is assumed that this was Richard (4).

Comer Bullock, the cousin of Richard (3), who was born in Rehoboth in 1734, served as Elder of the above mentioned Baptist church (later called the Bangal Baptist Church) for almost 50 years and he is said to have baptized over one thousand persons. An interesting incident in the church was in 1771 when the mother church in Swansea, Massachusetts adopted the singing of Watt's hymns in their services but the local church was divided on the question of "singing by rule of hymns". As a result, several families withdrew from church attendance with Elder Ephriam (1) Bullock among the dissenters. On the other hand, Elder Comer sided with the mother church and after a brief spat the two groups soon patched up their differences. Elder Comer was kept busy farming during the week, pastoring his own church, and starting others. Later on a Baptist church was started in Kinderhook, Columbia County, New York.

The Bullocks in Stanford were probably all farmers dealing with various kinds of livestock. An important item for the livestock owner during this period was the record of ear marks (Ref.6). "The record of these marks helps differentiate the individual who actually settled the area from that individual who simply owned land." "Comer Bullock's ear mark is a crop of the left ear and two slits in the end of the right ear. Recorded the 7 day of February 1774, by Samuel Rowland, Clerk." The Bullock name appears several times as buyers and sellers of property and as mortgagors in Reference 6.

Richard (3), his son Richard (4), and his brother Elles Bullock all served as enlisted men in the Dutchess County Militia, Sixth Regiment and received land bounty rights (Ref.7). The records in Reference 3 show only one son for Richard (4) and Keziah Horton but based on (Ref.9 and Ref.10) another son Reuben (1) is added. Reference 10 indicates Reuben was born in Columbia County but since his year of birth (1758) was long before his family moved from Dutchess County it is assumed that he was born there.

Reuben (1) Bullock married Anna Bockes and had the ten children. It is assumed that they were married in Dutchess County and that David (1), their eldest and the other older children, were born in Dutchess. Reference 10 says that Reuben (1) had sixteen children, six sons and ten daughters, but no other source gives other than ten. Church records in Canajoharie, Montgomery, New York say that Anna Bockes Bullock died in 1843 at the age of 78. If she were born in 1765, she would have been fifteen years old when son David (1) was born and forty-two when her youngest child, Lewis, was born. This child-bearing span of 27 years for Anna leads to some speculation of an earlier marriage for Reuben (1) with David (1) and the older children products of that marriage, but there is no record of such a marriage.


CHATHAM, COLUMBIA COUNTY, NEW YORK (1795 - 1840)

Probably the Bullocks, Reuben (1) and his father Richard (4) and their families, moved to Chatham, Columbia County, New York sometime between 1790 and 1800 based on the family names listed in the Federal Census of those years. It was here in Columbia County that Reuben (1) and Anna's younger children were born. It could be that their moving to a place near Kinderhook was related in some way to the Baptist church that Comer had once started there.

David (1) Bullock, Reuben (1) and Anna's son, married Marie Pulver in 1805 in the Dutch Reformed Church in Kinderhook and they had nine children all born in Columbia County. Two of their children, Mary Ann and Elizabeth (1) (Betsy) were buried in the Kinderhook Cemetery in the Pultz section (probably Marie was related to the Pultz family). Reuben's father and David (1)'s grandfather Richard (4) died in 1808 and was buried in Old North Chatham Cemetery (Ref. 8). In 1811 Reuben (1) and Anna and their younger children moved on to Canajoharie, Montgomery County, New York. David (1) stayed on in Chatham and was in the War of 1812 based on a pension he received later on (Ref.11). How, where, or how long he served in the military is not known. David (1)'s sister Nancy married Philips Sours(Sauer) in the Kinderhook Dutch Reformed Church in 1807 and they lived in Chatham for some years until they moved to Wayne County, New York. Nancy's son Albert Sours tells of meeting his grandmother (Anna) but not his grandfather (Reuben (1)) in his home in Chatham (D-1). His grandparents lived in Canajoharie at the time. This probably happened in the 1820's or 30's.

David (1) and Marie's son Calvin was born in Chatham in 1812 and he married Lucinda Simpson in 1836. Shortly after his marriage he resigned from "the office of Ensign in the 56 Regiment 12 Brigade and 8 Division of Infantry of the Militia of this State" in 1838 based on the resignation letter Calvin wrote to General Barnes dated 25 June 1838. (This letter is the possession of Philip G. Bullock of Rochester, New York.) Calvin's older brother Walter moved to Yates County, New York sometime in the 1820's; the first of the Bullocks to move there.


CANAJOHARIE, MONTGOMERY COUNTY, NEW YORK (1811 - 1843)

Reuben (1) and Anna moved to Canajoharie in 1811 with their younger children and established a farm near the town. It is told that (Ref.10) a Richard Bullock and another young man, William Avery, had an experience with a panther in a cave near the town of Stratford, Montgomery County in the very early 1800's. "Bullock sharpened a stick, crawled into the cave, and, as he gained the darkness, saw eyes glaring upon him. .... Fearing some might discredit their story, they brought out two of the heads and one whole carcass as evidence of their exploit." This Richard may well have been Richard (6), who along with his twin, Lewis, were the youngest children of Reuben (1) and Anna.

From the records of the Free Will Baptist Church of Ames, near Canajoharie, Hiram Bullock and Adam Bullock, both sons of Reuben (1), are listed as new members in 1821. An A. Bullock was pastor of this church in 1832. This same Hiram, who married Catharine Seeber of Seeber's Lane near Canajoharie, took over the family farm when Reuben (1) died in 1827. Reference 10 gives Reuben (1)'s year of death as 1847, but this is probably incorrect. In records of Dutch Reformed Church of Canajoharie, an item of business at a meeting in 1835 was a resolution to have Mr. Lewis Bullock lead the singing in the church. As noted briefly previously, Anna's death is noted in the records of the English Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canajoharie in August of 1843 at age 78 years.


HURON, WAYNE COUNTY, NEW YORK (1840 - 1845)

Calvin and Lucinda's first three children were born in Columbia County before they moved to Wayne County in 1840, or a year earlier since Calvin's family is listed as living in Huron in the 1840 Federal Census. During the few years that they lived in Huron, children Phebe and Martha were born. Calvin's aunt and uncle, Nancy Bullock Sours(Sauer) and Philips Sours had moved to Huron earlier as well as another aunt and uncle, Diantha Bullock Guthrie and her husband. Also, Calvin's cousin Sarek(Sarah) Bullock Wright, a daughter of Adam of Canajoharie, lived in Huron; so at that time there were many Bullocks in that area.


BARRINGTON, YATES COUNTY, NEW YORK (1845 - 1919)

Calvin, Lucinda, and family moved to Barrington, Yates County, New York in 1845 and there the four youngest children were born. Walter Bullock, Calvin's elder brother, had moved to Milo, Yates County some twenty years earlier and David (1), Calvin's father, moved to Yates about the same time as Calvin. In fact, all of David (1)'s children, Calvin's brothers and sisters, except Mary Ann and Elizabeth who died in Columbia County, moved to Yates County. Albert Sours visited his uncle David and cousin Calvin in Barrington on his honeymoon trip around 1850 and lists the names of relatives met on that occasion and the location of the homes of Calvin and David.

Hannah and German (1), children of David (1) and Marie, were buried in the Second Milo Cemetery near the Baptist church. Calvin, Lucinda, and their children Harriett(Hettie) and Reuben (2) were also buried there giving rise to the speculation that they were members of that church. Although Marie's death date is listed as 1853, she is listed as living with her son, Morgan, in Barrington in the 1855 New York State Census. Where David (1) and Marie are buried is not known.

Reuben (2) was in the 126th New York Volunteers, Company B in the Civil War. Because of wounds suffered at Gettysburg, he received a pension of $8 per month, later upped to $18 per month having lost "a finger on each hand leaving the right hand almost useless." This is according to a letter from Reuben to his pension lawyer in Washington, D. C. now in the possession of Philip G. Bullock. Reuben spent his later years in the Old Soldier's and Sailor's Home in Bath, New York and less than a month before he died, he applied for a patent for "placing a reclining chair on a Tricycle." Ironically, a blank patent form from the United States Patent Office arrived after his death.

In 1848, about three years after they arrived in Barrington, Herman Bullock was born to Calvin and Lucinda. Herman married Drusilla Asenith Finton(Fenton) in 1871. One of their six children was Homer Bullock, the author's father. The Fintons and the Gleasons, Drusilla's mother was Emerancy Gleason, were prominent and old families in Barrington (Ref.12). One of Drusilla's brothers owned a large and prosperous basket and crate factory that served the grape growers along the shores of Keuka Lake. Herman Bullock operated a sawmill at his home in Crosby along the lake. Homer Bullock was born to Herman and Drusilla in 1888 at this house on the East Lake Road and grew up there. He told many stories about the lake including Glenn Curtiss' practice airplane flights off the lake; how the lake steamers would stop at many points around the lake to pick up passengers and the grape harvest; and how he would swim across the lake. Homer grew up helping his father in the saw mill business. This is where he learned the love of shaping and treating wood and wood products that stayed with him all his life.

While his three older brothers went to college and one to graduate school, Homer never finished high school. The oldest son, Joseph Finton Bullock went to Colgate University and became a District Superintendent of Schools in Yates County from 1912 to 1948. William Wallace Bullock also graduated from Colgate and went on to graduate school at Columbia University; he was a school teacher and principal of Manchester High School, Manchester, Ontario County for several years. Edgar Bullock went to West Virginia University and graduated as a mechanical engineer.

Around 1905 Herman, because of his health problems, decided to buy land and live on the Isle of Pines, Cuba. So while Homer was still a teenager Herman and Drusilla went to Cuba and left Homer behind in the care of his brother William Wallace. One of the places William Wallace taught school was in (of all places) Cuba, New York and Homer spent some time going to high school there, but he never did graduate. Homer made at least one trip to Santa Fe, Isle of Pines to visit his parents but for the most part stayed in the states to get his schooling. He did operate the saw mill during the years between 1905 and 1910 and on one of his jobs he met his future wife, Mary Florence Rector. It seems that while doing some mill work with his portable steam saw mill for S. M. Rector in Second Milo he met Mary for the first time. Mary was born in Milo in 1889, graduated from Penn Yan Academy in 1908, and attended Normal School at Keuka College to become qualified as a teacher.

Homer and Mary were married on 6 September 1911 at the home of her parents. As recorded by the Penn Yan paper "the Rev. Dr. Bethel, pastor of the Second Milo Baptist Church officiated ..... the house was decorated with goldenrod and ferns ..... her sister, Miss Helen Rector was honor maid and Joseph Crosby was groomsman ..... later Mr. Bullock left with his bride for Crosby, where they will reside." Their first child, Herman Stephen, was born in 1913 but died of convulsions at the age four and a half. Philip Gerald was born in 1916 in Penn Yan while his parents were living at the Lown place in Second Milo. Later, while Homer worked for a brief period as a conductor on the trolley between Seneca Falls and Geneva, the family lived in Waterloo, Seneca County.


ABRA GRANDE, ISLE OF PINES, CUBA (1919 - 1924)

Homer's brother Edgar had respiratory problems so he went to live with Herman and Drusilla in Cuba. There he met some Cuban businessmen who wanted a source for crates to package fruits for the West Indies Fruit Importing Company. Edgar was hired and set out to build and run the Pine-Box Lumber Company at Abra Grande. To help put the factory together and start it up, Edgar asked Homer to come to the Isle of Pines. So in 1919 Homer, Mary and young Philip Gerald went to live in the tropics. While they were there Ruth Hope Bullock was born in 1920. Mary Florence Rector Bullock would later tell Isle of Pines stories about sweeping large spiders out of their house and the awful tropical heat and humidity. While in Cuba, Homer taught himself to play the saxophone; a talent that helped him later when in East Bloomfield he formed a little musical group to play at banquets and meetings. The family left the Isle of Pines in 1924 to go back to the states so the children, Philip and Ruth, could attend school.


MILO, YATES COUNTY, NEW YORK (1924 - 1928)

While Homer was in Abra Grande, he became interested in tropical woods, made a study of the different kinds, and found out where they were located on the Isle of Pines. When he returned to Yates County, he teamed up with Howard Swarthout to set up the Woodcraft Products Corporation to make various novelties from tropical woods imported from the Isle of Pines. Howard was the husband of Mary's sister, Helen Egeria Rector. Homer went straight back to Cuba and spent six months collecting the wood. A building was built in Second Milo and turning lathes were assembled but the business never got off the ground. Robert Homer and Calvin Fenton were born to Homer and Mary in 1926 and 1928 respectively. They lived in Penn Yan, Crosby, and Second Milo during this period.


WATERLOO, SENECA COUNTY, NEW YORK (1928 - 1934)

Homer became the manager of the Singer Sewing Machine store in Geneva the summer of 1928, so the family moved to the Herman Brehm house in Waterloo. Paul David was born in that house in 1929, delivered by Dr. Holmes. When the great depression hit, Homer lost his job with Singer and spent the next few years, when he could get the work, delivering coal. While in Waterloo, Philip graduated from high school.


EAST BLOOMFIELD, ONTARIO COUNTY, NEW YORK (1934 - 1944)

In 1934 Clarence Wemett from Hemlock, New York hired Homer to do wood turning at the Roadside Craftsman in East Bloomfield. The family moved first to the Cook house next to the Holloway House and across the street from the Congregational Church; then to the Condon house next to the Roadside Craftsman; and then to the Parmalee house which was next to the Page house. During this period Philip worked at the Roadside Craftsman; for Lear Radio in New York City; and for Rittenhouse in Honeoye Falls. He was drafted into the U. S. Army in 1941 and served in Australia and New Guinea. Ruth Hope graduated from high school in 1938, earned an R. N. at Genesee Hospital, and married Peter James Vandenbergh Jr. in 1943. Peter served in the U. S. Navy on board ship in the Pacific.

Homer had a variety of interests including raising rare breeds of pigeons, keeping honeybees, making violins, playing saxophone in his orchestra, and studying the Bible. When work became slow at the Roadside Craftsman, Homer worked at a furniture factory in Rochester and during the war worked at a defense plant in Rochester. Because of the economic situation Mary had to work doing housework, picking cherries, sorting peaches and eggs, and babysitting.

Homer, Mary, and family were members of the First Methodist Church in East Bloomfield where both taught sunday school classes from time to time. Robert Homer and his family are, at the time of this writing, still members of this church.


HOLCOMB, ONTARIO COUNTY, NEW YORK (1944 - 1957)

In 1944, the Rubinstein house in Holcomb was purchased by Homer and Mary. This home, the first owned by them, was a large home on East Main Street and is presently owned by Richard R. Rayburn. The large barn behind the house was remodeled into a wood shop and when Philip was discharged from the Army in 1945, Homer established his own business which survived for several years. At one time, he had as many as four employees to assist in the fabrication of wooden items such as professional view camera parts, display cases, novelty boxes, and broom heads. Philip worked with him for a few years as did his son-in-law Peter Vandenbergh Jr. Ruth Hope Bullock Vandenbergh and her son David Peter Vandenbergh lived with Homer and Mary while her husband served in the Navy.

During these years, Robert Homer graduated from high school, served in the U. S. Navy, married Gwendolyn June Morrow, and attended Syracuse University. Calvin Fenton graduated from high school, served in the U. S. Army, married Catherine Helen Jean Spy, graduated from the State University of New York at Oswego, and graduated from Dallas Theological Seminary. Paul David graduated from high school, graduated from State University of New York at Albany, served in the U. S. Army, received a graduate degree from the University of Michigan, and married Anne Barclay Ashman. Mary worked in the wood shop with Homer and later was employed in the Bloomfield Central School cafeteria for several years.

During this time, to be close to family, Homer's brother William Wallace and his wife, Harriett, moved to Holcomb across the street from Homer in the Barden house. William Wallace also moved a small building containing his wood shop from Manchester, NY to an area next to Homer's wood shop; William was an amateur woodworker.

This story ends with Homer's death in Holcomb in 1957 at the age of 69. Mary survived him by almost 16 years. Both Homer and Mary are buried in the East Bloomfield Cemetery near the Methodist Church.


It is my sincere hope that this simple story that traces the history of a common family will inspire you, the reader, as it has inspired me to be appreciative for what has been passed on to me by my ancestors, thankful for my present family, and hopeful for the generations yet to come.



RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ADDITIONAL RESEARCH

Many areas of the Bullock story deserve additional attention to flesh out the historical details, to verify or deny certain speculations related to genealogical connections, and to add to the record at both ends. Five needful of special emphasis are as follows:

  1. The genealogical connection between Reuben (1) Bullock and Richard (4) Bullock needs to be investigated. Was Reuben (1) really his son? Where was he born? Was Anna Bockes actually David (1)'s mother?

  2. Information regarding David (1) and Calvin while they were living in Chatham, New York, needs to be further researched. Where did they live? Were they involved in a Baptist Church? What was the extent of their military service?

  3. Similarly for Richard (3) and Richard (4) in Stanford, Dutchess County. Who did they rent their land from? Did they eventually own their own land? What was the extent of their military service?

  4. Effort should be expended to extend the record back prior to 1643. Where did Richard (1) come from?

  5. Plans should be made to continue the Bullock Story for the present and future generations.

 

REFERENCES

  1. Savage; Dictionary of First Settlers of New England, Vol. I; Boston, 1860.

  2. Arnold, James Newell; Vital Records of Rehoboth, 1645 - 1895, Marriages, Intentions, Births, Deaths; Narrangansett Publishing Co., 1897.

  3. Bowen, Richard Le Baron; Early Rehoboth, 3 Volumes; privately published, Rehoboth, Massachusetts, 1946.

  4. Buck, Clifford; Crum Elbow Tax Lists Index, Dutchess County, New York.

  5. History of Dutchess County, New York; Dutchess County Historical Society, Poughkeepsie, New York.

  6. Buck, Clifford; Eighteenth Century Documents of the Nine Partners Patent; Dutchess County Historical Society, Poughkeepsie, New York.

  7. Roberts, James A.; New York in the Revolution as Colony and State; Albany, 1898.

  8. Revolutionary War Veterans Buried in Columbia County, New York, Vol. II; Hendrick Hudson Chapter NSDAR, Inc.

  9. Greene, Nelson; History of the Mohawk Valley - Gateway to the West; photocopies of a few pages in Packet 120-H in the Montgomery County Department of History and Archives, Fonda, New York.

  10. Frothingham, Washington; History of Montgomery County; 1892.

  11. Index of Awards on Claims of the Soldier's of the War of 1812 - New York Adjutant General's Office; Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore, 1969.

  12. Cleveland, Stafford C.; History and Directory of Yates County, New York, Vol. I; Published by S. C. Cleveland, Chronicle Office, Penn Yan, New York, 1873.

 

LIBRARIES AND HISTORICAL SOCIETIES

Adriance Memorial Library
93 Market Street
Poughkeepsie, New York, 12601

Carnegie Library
Pennsylvania Room
4400 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
Pittsburgh Stake Branch Library
46 School Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15242

Columbia County Historical Societ
House of History
Kinderhook, New York

Dutchess County Genealogical Society
P. O. Box 708
Poughkeepsie, New York 12602

Montgomery County
Department of History and Archives
Old Court House
Fonda, New York 12068

New York State Library
Local History and Genealogy Area
Cultural Education Center
Albany, New York 12230

 

APPENDICES

The pedigree charts, family group sheets and other information contained in the appendices of the printed booklet are not included here.

 

Note: The information initially contained in the Appendices can be accessed using the Ged2html and GedHTree database "browsers" on The Bullock and Rector Family homepage. A descendants chart of the descendants of Richard Bullock, born before 1900, can be viewed on my home page at the Family Tree Maker website.

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