Biography of Justus Bull
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Bull, Justus, was born in Caroline, August 30, 1822. His father, Aaron, was one of the pioneer settlers of the town of Dryden, being a native of Con necticut, who settled on the place now owned by Aaron Schutt. He began with a limited Stock of funds, but his father in-law gave him fifty acres of land, on which he started, and at that time Caroline, as it is now' known, was a settlement of Dutch. Aaron Bull at one time kept a hotel in this town (about 1807), some ten years before the county of Tompkins was Set off, and he became the owner of a great many acres of valuable land in this section, and also owned a distillery and a saw mill. In 1850 he went west and bought State lands in Wisconsin, which cost him several thousand dollars, and at his death he was preparing to retire to the West. He died April 21, 1859, aged seventy five years. His wife was Mary Krum, and they had ten children. Our subject has always lived in this town, where he was educated for a school teacher. In 1865 he married Amelia Rightmire, a native of Somerset county, N. J., and they have had five children: Julia E., born June 16, 1866; Durward B., horn March 28, 1868; Maggie, born August 4, 1870; May E., born November 5, 1872; and Kate, born April 29, 1875. All were educated in the Brookton School and at Ithaca High School, and two in the Normal School at Cortland. One daughter has taught seventeen terms, being very successful in her work. Three of the children are school teachers, and the son lives at home with his parents. Four of the family are members of the Baptist church.

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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