Bull Family

From Stephentown Genealogy: Roots & More

Written by Tina Ordone

William Bull b. about 1580 Manuden, Hartfordshire, England; m. on June 24, 1605 in Manuden to Jone Allyn, who was b. abt. 1584 in Manuden.

Child of William and Jone Bull:

i. Thomas (Captain) b. 1605 in Manuden; d. October 12, 1684 Hartford, CT; m. Susannah b. 1610 Hartford CT.; d. August 12, 1680 in Hartford Sailed from Sandwich in the Hopewell, age 25, settled in Hartford, CT; buried in ancient burying ground adjoining the Central Congregational Church.

Epitaph: "Here lyeth the body of Capt. Thomas Bull who died October 1684, one of the first settlers in Hartford, CT in the great and decisive battle with the Pequots at Mystic, May 26, 1637, commander of the fort at Saybrook, in July,1675, when it's surrender was demanded by Major Andros."

Child of Captain Thomas and Susannah Bull:

i. Joseph (Captain) b. 1651 Hartford; d. March 22, 1712 Hartford; m. on April 11, 1671 in Cambridge, Middlesex, MA to Sarah Manning b. January 28, 1646 Cambridge; d. February 20, 1709 in Cambridge. She was the daughter of William Manning, Jr. b. 1615 Essex, England; m. 1642 Cambridge, MA to Dorothy Adams b. 1612 England; d. July 16, 1692 Cambridge, MA. William, Jr. was the son of William b. about 1592 Essex, England; m. about 1614 England; d. February 17, 1664 Boston, Suffolk, MA

Child of Captain Joseph and Susannah Bull:

1.Daniel Bull b. November 9, 1677 Hartford, CT; m. about 1705; d. November 23, 1721 Jamaica, LI, NY; m. Mary Mygatt b. December 24, 1682 Hartford; d. March 9, 1769 Hartford

Children of Daniel and Mary Bull:

i.Amos Bull b. July 9, 1720 Jamaica, Queens, NY Mindwell Pease b. June 10, 1722 Enfield, Hartford, CT; Mindwell was the daughter of Ebenezer Pease, b. March 7, 1698 Enfield CT and Mindwell Sexton b. February 3, 1695 Enfield; d. May 24, 1754 Enfield; Ebenezer and Mindwell were married November 20, 1717 in Enfield, CT

ii. Isaac b. October 9, 1714 Jamaica, Queens, NY; d. October 7, 1789 Litchfield, CT; m. Eunice Gillette on February 7, 1731 Windsor, CT

Child of Amos and Mindwell:

i. Abner b. April 2, 1751 Enfield, Ct; m. Chloe Griffin b. 1731 Simsbury, Hartford, CT; Abner and Chloe Bull were admitted to the Turkey Hill Congregational Church (Now E. Granby, CT) on February 1, 1778, with three children bapt. February 11, 1778. By 1785, they were no longer on the church list. The census of 1790 lists family in Granby; by 1800 Abner Bull Sr. and Jr. were both in Stephentown. Land Records in Stephentown show sales by Sr. to Jr. in 1802 and 1803.

Member of Presbyterian Church at Stephentown; also proprietor of a tavern.

Children of Abner and Chloe:

i. Abner, Jr. b. May 22, 1774 Simsbury; d. September 11, 1844 Troy, Rensselaer, NY. George Holcomb wrote in his diary concerning Abner Bull, Jr.'s death: "Capt. Abner Bull died at the side of his wagon coming out of Troy. He was fetched home. His funeral was the 13th at the Presbyterian meetinghouse. Elder Nathan Sweet preached. He was 70 years old." m.Nancy Hayes b. 1779 East Nassau, Rensselaer, NY; d. Stephentown; she was the daughter of William Hayes and Eleanor Boughton

ii. Chloe b. July 18, 1775 Simsbury;Chloe was baptized at Turkey HIlls Church, Granby, CT February 11, 1778. Married as third wife - Joshua Gardner b. 1742 d. October 5, 1829, son of Benjamin Gardner and Mary Howard.

iii. Horatio Gates b. September 8, 1777 Simsbury; m. Mercy Eddy b. about 1785; d. October 23, 1816; Mercy's second husband was Benoni Briggs 1786-December 24, 1853. He was the son of Cary Briggs of Stephentown.

iv. Theresa b. May 28, 1780 Simsbury; m. Capt. Calvin Carr in 1798. He was b. August 6, 1778 in Stephentown, son of Caleb Carr and Abigail Very.

Children of Theresa Bull and Caleb Carr:

i. Horatio N. b. about 1789; d. 1866 Troy m. Harriet Putnam ii. Louisa b. November 29, 1800 in Stephentown; m. Calvin P. Carpenter

v. Orpha b. May 17, 1783 Simsbury; m. Alvan Mattison, who was born on February 26, 1784; he was the son of Sgt. David & Sarah Mattison of Coventry, RI and Arlington, VT.

Abner Bull, Jr. b. May 22, 1774; d. October 12, 1844 at 70y; buried in Presbyterian Cemetery, Stephentown, NY; m. Nancy Hayes, b. 1779; d. April 3, 1821 at 41y; d/o William Hayes and Eleanor Boughton

Children of Abner, Jr. and Nancy Hayes Bull:

i. Milo b. 1796 West Lebanon, Columbia, NY; d. April 8, 1866 Lebanon Springs, Columbia, NY; buried Mott Cemetery; m. Rachel N. Cole b. about 1899; 4 children

ii. Benjamin Franklin b. 1797 NY; d. February 2, 1879; buried in Garfield Cemetery, Stephentown; m. Myra Moffitt b. January 23, 1796 in Stephentown; d. May 5, 1863 at 67y; buried in Garfield Cemetery, Stephentown, NY

1. Ralph d. July 12, 1880 at 55y; buried in Garfield, Cemetery, Stephentown, NY; m. about 1825 in Stephentown to Myra A. Gardner

Child of Ralph N. and Myra A. Bull:

i. Ida Belle 1854-1927; buried in Garfield Cemetery, Stephentown, NY; m. William L. Cranston 1850-1930, also buried in Garfield Cemetery. He was the son of John Hammond Cranston 1813-1888 and is buried in Garfield Cemetery and Lydia Rose 1818-1893 in Stephentown. The 1860 Stephentown Federal Census showed: John H. 47 Lydda 42 Edgar A. William L. 10 Albert 9

2. Mary J. b. about 1828 Stephentown

3. Ann b. about 1830

iii. Pierpont E. b. August 31, 1799 Stephentown; d. April 4, 1868 Byron, NY; buried Byron Cemetery; m. Rhoda Ratchan b. 1802 New Lebanon; 3 children

iv. Chloe b. about 1806 Stephentown; d. May 13, 1882 Barre, Orleans, NY; m. Orrin R. Raymond b. February 15, 1805 Dutchess County, NY m. on February 28, 1833 in Barre Center, NY

v. Horatio Gates b. 1808 Stephentown; d. 1892 Genessee County, NY; buried Byron Cemetery, Byron, NY; m. Lucy E. Jones b. about 1818, NY

vi. Mercy Maria b. 1811 Stephentown; d. 1900; buried Stephentown Cemetery; m. Rowland H. Briggs b. 1811

Child of Mercy and Rowland H. Briggs:

1. Alma C.

vii. Stephen Van Rensselaer b. Stephentown; d. May 17, 1848 Byron, NY; m. Sarah Moffitt, b. abt. 1820 NY. George Holcomb recorded in his diary: “Sunday July 29, 1837 – Today the daughter of Claudius Moffitt was married without his consent to the grandson of old Abner Bull, by the name of Stephen Bull, was married to Sarah Moffitt. She privately escaped from the Methodist quarterly meeting to the west meeting house in Lebanon and went away with said Bull unknown to her connections.”

Children of Stephen and Sarah Bull:

1. Abba b. 1843 2. Caroline 1844 3. Phebe A. b. 1847

viii. James Harvey b. Stephentown; m. Sarah Gardner ix. Electa m. George Buell?