Biography of John E. Bull
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Bull, John E., was born in Dryden, this county, April 24, 1843. Ambrose, his father, was a native of Connecticut and came to Tompkins county in 1838, being a millwright. This trade he followed in this county also, though for thirty years he was unable to do active work on account of rheumatism brought on through exposure in buildings waterwheels, etc. He lived with his son John E. during his declining years. He married Katherine Kallam, daughter of James Kallam, and they had ten children, of whom our subject was the third. Both parents of our subject lived to be ninety years old. He has followed farming all his life, living at home with his parents for the first twenty years and then he enlisted in the 15th N. Y. Cavalry, Co. I, under Colonel Robert Richardson, of Syracuse. He never received any serious wounds. When he returned home his father gave hint a deed of a place of forty five acres, he in turning giving a bond for the maintenance of his father. This farm he sold and bought and moved on his present farm in 1866. In 1870 he married Emma Van Pelt of Dryden. Mr. Bull follows general farming, though he makes rather a specialty of sheeepraising, owning now a flock of 125. He has been a member of the M. E. church over thirty years, and is also commander of the Wilson Post, G. A. R., having filled that position nine years out of fourteen, and has been delegate to the State Encampment every year but two since its organization. In politics he is a Republican, and in 1892 was collector of the town.

From:
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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