William Bullock


WILLIAM BULLOCK, a respected and worthy citizen of Jefferson county, Ohio, was born in Manchester, England, April 18, 1838. He was the son of Robert and Elizabeth (Hardacre) Bullock. Our subject was the second of three sons, all of whom were born in Manchester, England. Their names were James, William and Robert. They all accompanied their parents to America in 1848. On reaching this country the family first located in Philadelphia, Penn., where it resided for one year, the father, during the time, conducting a meat market. In 1849 the family removed from Philadelphia, Penn., to Jefferson county, Ohio and located on a farm about a mile and a half north of Steubenville, in Steubenville township. That was a time when there were no railroads leading into Jefferson county, and in consequence, the horse and wagon which the father had used in connection with the butcher business in Philadelphia, was made the means of transporting the family over the entire distance from that city to their home in the state of Ohio. Upon locating in Jefferson county, the father engaged in the butcher business in Steubenville, and conducted a meat market in that place up to the time of his death, his home, however, continued to be on the farm north of that place. Shortly after his death his surviving widow removed to Steubenville, where she spent the remainder of her life, her death occuring August 25, 1884. James Bullock, the eldest son, succeeded his father in the butchering business until about 1859, when he succeeded by his brother William, the subject of this history. James then removed to Cadiz, Ohio, where he still resides. There he followed butchering for a few years, after which he turned his attention to the live stock business, and he has dealth very extensively in this ever since. He was married to Miss Nancy Thompson, whose parents resided near Cadiz. He has four children, three sons and one daughter. Their names are: Robert, James, Harry and Elizabeth. The three sons are engaged with their father in the live stock trade. As stated above, William Bullock succeeded his brother James in the butchering business in Steubenville, in 1859. He has conducted a meat market in Steubenville ever since and he has also, in connection with it, been engaged in the live stock business., His younger brother Robert Bullock, is engaged with him in both pursuits. Mr. Bullock was married in about 1863, to Sarah Moore, daughter of William and Eliza Moore, of Chester, Penn. She died leaving four children: Elizabeth, Margaret, Sarah and William, of whom William died, aged eleven weeks. Elizabeth is noe the wife of Thomas Kirk, of Wintersville, Jefferson Co. Mr. Bullock was married September 27, 1876 to Elizabeth Danner, daughter of John and Margaret Danner, of Steubenville. Mr. and Mrs. Bullock are members of the Presbyterian church. In politics the former is a republican. Mr. Bullock is an honest man and a first-class citizen. He is very sociable and pleasant in his business relations, and his friends are numerous. Robert Bullock is not married. After her husband's death the mother of our subject raised her three little sons to be honest, upright men, and in order to get along, she gave her personal assistance to her eldest son, and helped him to prepare and market the meats. She was a good mother, and she left three grateful sons.

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