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Questions of Origin
Many reports, documents, and
other publications have been produced by others researching the Bullock
family line that take this family line as far back as 1500s England.
Unfortunately, most of those that I've encountered appear to contain some
level of differences in facts that require me to be cautious in accepting
the the accuracy of the original, secondary, tertiary, or other resources
relied on. Unfortunately, too, however, some of the archival or
published information we are all relying on may not always be accurate
and we find ourselves having to believe they are trustworthy--until we
connect with others who have more direct and verifiable information.
C. Bullock & Sally Meta (Hunt) Bullock
on this Bullock family line currently takes us back to George
Freeman Bullock, who died on June 21, 1866 in Granville County,
North Carolina. According to one researcher, ancestors of some
Granville County, NC Bullocks first settled in Virginia after emigrating
from England in the 1600s. Another researcher found that ancestors
of some Granville County, NC Bullocks first emigrated to Maryland from
England, also in the 1600s. Compelling information (that I've
not yet verified) compiled by Barbara Bullock Elliott suggests that:
Freeman Bullock's parents were George Bullock (born abt.
1770 in Granville County), and Mary (Polly) FREEMAN (b. October
26, 1796 in Granville County, NC, daughter of Gideon FREEMAN
and Mary RICHARDSON);
Bullock's parents were James Bullock (b. 1723 in St. Mary's
County, Maryland), who married Sarah WEBB abt. 1749 in St.
Mary's County, MD, moved to Granville County, NC in 1768, and died
there in 1783;
Bullock's parents were John Bullock (b. abt. 1693 and d.
October 15, 1736 in St. Mary's County, MD) and Catherine (b.
1718 in St. Mary's County, MD);
Bullock (b. abt. 1667 and d. abt. 1705 in St. Mary's County) married
Mary OAKLEY 1692; and
Bullock (b. abt. 1633, probably in England, d. abt. 1705 in St.
Mary County, MD) and a daughter of William ASSITER and Ann.
Within this Bullock family's own notes there is conflicting information
about who William G. Bullock's parents were. Various handwritten
or type-written notes provided by immediate family members indicate that
THOMAS A. BULLOCK and LUCY LANGMIRE were his parents. Extensive
information compiled by Barbara Bullock Elliott, however, indicated that
his father's name was GEORGE FREEMAN BULLOCK (born abt. 1810 in Granville
Co.; died June 21, 1866), that his mother's name was MELINDA GREEN, daughter
of Elijah GREEN and Elisabeth CULVERHOUSE, and that they were married
on April 24, 1833. Barbara's compilation also suggests that Thomas
A. Bullock (born June 5, 1857, died February 22, 1866--9 years old) and
Lucy Lee Bullock (born May 15, 1862, died March 30, 1863--less than 1
year old) were among William G. Bullock's children. I am happy to
report that I have since (July 2004) found more information that corroborates
many of these details.
Barbara Bullock Elliott's is an impressive body of work that takes this
Bullock line back 6 more generations to 1600s England. Among the
interesting histories are many valid and compelling connections.
There are, however, also differences between her data and that presented
here that challenges us--or me--to sort out more facts. I am eager
to use use Ms. Elliott's and others' work as a guide for further investigation,
but will resist incorporating new connections until I am able to identify
more directly the sources of the information.
The following people appear in different Bullock family notes and documents
whose relationships to the family line are not currently clear:
There is great risk
in reading too much into isolated pieces of information. Imagine
trying to figure out what an elephant looks like with only a toe, an ear,
or just the snout as clues. The further we go back in to time,
limited available records--if we're lucky to find any at all--provide
only a momentary glimpse into a situation, and often subject to the interpretation
or limitations of the person recording it.
From the "Deaths"
page, which may have been extracted from a Bullock Family Bible
- Mrs. Prudence
Hunt, died December 2, 193[0?]
- Annie Jenkins,
died April 6, 1887
- Mary Ann Mangum,
died May 23, 1888
- Stephen [Minon
or Minor], died March 16, 1907
From the untitled
death entry notes page:
- Rachel Green,
died January 4, 1895
- [Jennie or
Annie?] Jenkins, died December 20, 1895
- Cannon Hopkins,
died June 11, 1896
- George B.
Hopkins, died September 16, 1897
Hopkins, died December 30, 1898
- Robert J.
Stem, died June 24, 1898
- John Pittard,
died July 14, 1898
- V. A. Sharp,
died December 21, 1894
- Rev. B. B.
Hester, died January 14, 1892
- Joel Hester,
died August 13, 189[--]
Qualls, died April 4, 186[--]
- E. [Wheallon?],
died September 29, 1871
- W. R. Gooch,
died July 30, 1880
- Martha Gooch,
died January 1, 1880
- Sarah Bullock,
died December 26, 1878
- Mary Mangum,
died December 27, 1880
- Lydia Stem,
died June 22, 1888
- John E. Mitchell,
died July 3, 1888
- W. [S. or
G.] Farabow, died October 6, 1888
- James A. Hunt,
died December 8, 1908
I have tried to be diligent in recording the sources of my information
so that it can be judged by myself and others as to its reliability.
Just because a record exists does not mean it was recorded accurately,
whether by the scribe or the original provider. But such records
are helpful in providing us with clues that could help verify our assumptions
or point us in new directions.
Photos help remind
us that this is about more than facts and statistics; these were real
people of flesh, bone, and blood. They experienced the adventures
of youth, the trials and tribulations of raising a family, the struggles
of work and making ends meet, the joys of traditions, and the sorrows
of loss. Some died young; others lived long, fruitful lives.
In some cases, we may even see a reflection of one another.
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Any information, corrections,
clippings, suggestions, and/or photos offered that will help weave the
fabric and reveal the texture of the BULLOCK family's history will be
greatly appreciated. All photos or other original documents will
be handled with great care, copied, and promptly returned to their owner,
unless instructed otherwise. While I am eager for ANY information,
including stories and oral histories, that will help tell our story, I
also want to be respectful of people's privacy and to use discretion in
matters that may be sensitive.
This document is only as complete and accurate as the information available
up to this moment. No doubt it will continue to evolve over time,
as it should.
Information to share? Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
for Benjamin Chafin Bullock
Data for Benjamin Chafin Bullock
Pedigree Report for Benjamin Chafin Bullock
Register Report for George Freeman Bullock
Data for George Freeman Bullock
Register Report for Isabelle Garrett
Data for Isabelle Garrett
This is a photocopy of a "Deaths" page from what is believed
to be from a Bullock family bible.
Bullock & S.M. Hunt Marriage Certificate
Letter from Dr. E. Hadley
Greene to B. C. Bullock, February 19, 1892
Dr. Greene, of Atlanta, Georgia, wrote this letter to B. C. Bullock following
word the death of B. C. Bullock's father, who was his patient.
William G. Bullock's Retirement,
Featuring a newspaper clipping from the Valdosta Times and a transcript
of a speech honoring W. G. Bullock for 20 years of service to the Valdosta
Real Estate Board and Georgia Association Board of Real Estate Boards.
Surname Message Board
A Sample of Other Bullock
Family Researchers and Web Sites
North Carolina Genealogy
Carolina USGenWeb Site
General Genealogy Resources
State of North
Carolina, official Web site of the State of North Carolina
Library of North Carolina
Carolina Office of Archives and History
Societies of North Carolina
County, North Carolina, official Web site for Granville County,
County, NC Digital Library
Historical Society 1746, Inc., the Official Home page of the Granville
County Genealogical Society 1746 Inc., Oxford, North Carolina
County, NC Newspapers
County Genealogy, a USGenWeb and NCGenWeb Project Site
County Historic Resources
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