Biography of George R. Bull
Steuben County, NY Biographies





Bull, George R., was born in the town of Bath, in 1840. Epharas Bull, his grandfather, was from the Mohawk Valley, born in 1780, a farmer by occupation, who came to Steuben county about 1812, and settled in the town of Prattsburg, where he cleared a portion of a farm, and later removed to the town of Bath, where he owned, at different times, several farms, which he cleared himself During his earlier days he was obliged to go mangy miles by a path through the wood to the mill, carrying his corn on his back. He died in 1860. Harvey, George's father, was born in the town of Bath, in 1816, and was a farmer and carpenter by trade. His wife was Lucinda Towle, and their children were George R., Henry G., who died in an army hospital during the Rebellion, Robert C., and Mary F. Mr. and Mrs. Bull were members of the Presbyterian church. He was a member of the Odd Fellows. He died February, 1894, and his wife survives him. George R. began life for himself as a farmer when twenty two years of age, in the town of Bath, and in 1871 he removed to the town of Wheeler, where he operated a farm for a few years, and in 1873 purchased his present farm, where he has since paid considerable attention to the breeding of fine grade Short horn cattle, and in 1894 he introduced to his flock the Herford breed. In politics he is a Democrat, having been commissioner of highways and has also held other minor offices. He was one of the original organizers of the Grange Lodge and Patrons of Husbandry at Bath, in which he held official positions., and later was instrumental in the organization of P. of H. Lodge, of which he was master. In 1861 he married Louisa, daughter of Charles Wagoner of Bath, and they have three children: Ida E., wife of George Morgan, of Urbana, George H., and Charles W.

From:
Landmarks of Steuben County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Harlo Hakes
Assisted by: L. C. Aldrich and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1896


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