Name: Richard Bull
Change Date: 11 FEB 2010
Birth: ABT 1775 1 2
Death: ABT 1841 in Knox Co. (probably, later Bell Co.), KY 3
Diana Ballinger said that Richard is her 3ggrandfather and was the brother of John Bull Jr., husband of Eleanor "Nelly" Collins. Richard married in Grainger Co., TN, 4-1/2 years after John Bull married Nelley Collins there also. My correspondent, Sherry Jordan, kindly sent me an Ancestry.com image of the 1805 marriage bond (cover page only) of R. Bull to F. Bray. Another correspondent, James Edward Turnbull, helped by sending me another Ancestrycom image with the actual 11 May 1805 marriage bond between Richard Bull and Fanney Bray. The bond was signed and sealed by Richard Bull and John Ogan.
John Bull and (son) Richard Bull are petitioners on 19 Jan 1799 in Grainger Co., TN, seeking to prevent any part of Grainger Co. from being split off to Jefferson Co., TN. Grainger Co. was formed from Hawkins & Knox Cos. in 1796 when TN was admitted as a state. The 1800 & 1810 census records for Grainger Co., TN were burned during the War of 1812. Richard is said to have moved his family (probably from Grainger Co., TN) to Knox Co., KY, in 1811-1813. He first appears on the Knox Co. tax list in 1815. He owned a mill on Clear Creek in an area of Knox Co. that partly went into Harlan Co. in 1819 and completely into Josh Bell Co. in 1867, according to Mary Lou Hudson. Richard Bray says that Richard and Fanney lived in AL & MO before returning to the Clear Creek area of then Bell Co., KY. However, I haven't seen the evidence to support that belief. Richard is on the Knox Co., KY, tax lists annually between 1815 and 1829, with the exception of 1818. In 1826, there is a Richard Sr. and Richard Jr. Dusty Pilgrim found the 1820 Knox. Co. census household of Richd Bull (age 26-45, b. 1775-1794)next to Nelly's brothers Solomon & Levi Collins. Richard and his wife have one over age 45 female living with them in 1820, who was likely his mother since his father wasn't found in 1820 Knox Co., KY. Sherry Jordan found his as the only Bull household in 1830 Knox Co., KY, likely with his age 70-79 father. Richard Bull witnessed the 1822 Knox Co. will of neighbor, Joseph Haynes. Richard Bull age 60-69 is last counted in 1840 Knox Co., KY, with a son and daughter each age 15-19. The daughter is likely Martha Jane; the son could be either James or Robert.
Father: John * Bull , Sr. b: ABT 1754
Mother: Unknown b: ABT 1755
Fanney Bray b: ABT 1780 in Surry Co., NC
11 MAY 1805
in Grainger Co., TN 4 5
- William T. Bull b: 31 MAY 1811 in TN
- Mary "Polly" Bull b: 1813 in KY
- John T. Bull b: 13 JAN 1815 in Knox Co. (probably), KY
- Sarah Bull b: 1818 in Knox Co. (probably), KY
- Martha Jane "Charita" Bull b: 16 JAN 1822 in Clear Creek, Knox Co., KY
- James "Big Jim" Bull b: ABT 1825 in Knox Co., KY
- Robert T. Bull b: ABT 1826 in Knox Co. (probably), KY
- Abbrev: Diana Ballinger FTM Bull GenForum #1036. Sherry Jordan e-mail Jan. 2005.
Diana Ballinger FTM Bull GenForum #1036. Sherry Jordan e-mail Jan. 2005. Diana Ballinger Ancestry.com database in Aug. 2001 (no longer posted). Robert Bray RootsWeb Bull Message Board posting 3/7/01.
- Abbrev: Knox Co., KY U.S. Census 1820 via Dusty Pilgrim.
- Abbrev: Sherry Jordan e-mail Jan. 2005.
Sherry Jordan e-mail Jan. 2005. Knox Co., KY, U.S. Census 1840.
- Abbrev: Ancestry.com Tennessee Marriages to 1825 (per Jessie Lee Hutt).
Ancestry.com Tennessee Marriages to 1825 (per Jessie Lee Hutt). Gloria Manna RootsWeb World Connect "gmanna2".
- Author: GenealogyBuff
Title: Tennessee - Grainger County - Marriages 1796-1837
Abbrev: Grainger Co., TN Marriages 1796-1837
Publication: GenealogyBuff.com, 6 Mar 2008