CHARLES R. BULL, a prominent citizen of Orange County, residing near Oxford Depot, is a descendant in the fifth
generation of William Bull and Sarah Wells, the pioneers who settled in this county in the middle of the eighteenth
century, to whom frequent reference is made in this history.
Charles R. was born at the Blooming Grove homestead in 1838 and is a son of Jesse and Caroline (Board) Bull. After
completing his studies at Chester Academy he attended a private school at Bloomfield, N. J., for three years. He
then engaged in the management of his farms, which comprise four hundred and forty eight acres. In public life
Mr. Bull has served as supervisor four years. He was appointed by Governor Odell, during his second term, loan
commissioner of Orange County and is the present incumbent of that office.
Mr. Bull is a director of the Chester National Bank, of which his father was one of the incorporators. He is also
a director of the Columbus Trust Company, Newburgh, and vice president of the Orange and Rockland Electric Company
Mr. Bull married Harriet, daughter of Jesse Roe, of Chester, and they are the parents of one son and two daughters:
Jesse, who resides at home; Caroline, now the wife of Clarence S. Knight; Mary, the wife of S. B. Patterson.
The History of Orange County New York
Edited by: Russel Headley
Van Deusen and Elms, Publishers
Middletown, N. Y. 1908
Orange County, NY
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