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Adrian D. Bull

ADRIAN D. BULL, a retired merchant of Elkton, Tenn., is a native of the "Buckeye State," born in Greene County in 1815. His parents, John and Katherine Bull, were Virginians, who were married about 1793, and moved to Ohio in 1798. They became the parents of the following ten children: Benjamin F., William, Elizabeth, Arthur, Susan A., Katherine, Mary A., Adrian D., Richard R. and Caroline. The father and mother died in Ohio in 1825 and 1833, respectively. Adrian D. attended the common schools of the "Buckeye State," and in that State learned the saddler's trade. He came to Giles County, Tenn., in 1837, and located in Pulaski, where he worked at his trade. In 1838 he was married to Ursla Williams, daughter of John and Mildred Williams, and in 1843 moved to Elkton and worked at his trade until the outbreaking of the war. He then retired from active business until 1865, at which time he engaged in the dry goods business, continuing until 1881, when he sold his interest and retired from active life. He is essentially a self-made man, and is considered an estimable citizen. To him and wife were born the following children; Caroline, Julia A., John W., Ann L., Charles O., Evaline, Susan, and Mildred. They are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church South, and Mr. Bull belongs to the F. & A. M.

From: Goodspeed's History of Giles County