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Ephraim Wales Bull
Birth: Mar. 4, 1806
Boston
Suffolk County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Sep. 26, 1895
Concord
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA

Farmer, Politician. Creator of the Concord grape. Bull was born in Boston and learned the trade of a gold-beater. In 1836, he moved to Concord to a home now called Grapevine Cottage and there cultivated the Concord grape, a hardier grape capable of surviving in Massachusetts. He exhibited his new grape to the Massachusetts Horticultural Society and, by 1854, it was successfully put on the market. It sales were hard to control and, ultimately, Bull did not make much money from its cultivation. In 1855, he was elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives and became chair of the Committee on Agriculture. He was later elected to the Massachusetts Senate. He died at the Concord Home for the Aged.
 (bio by: Midnightdreary) 
 
Inscription:
"He Sowed, Others Reaped."
 
Burial:
Sleepy Hollow Cemetery
Concord
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
 
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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Ephraim Wales Bull
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Many thanks for the lovely jelly, year after year.
- Paula Mine
 Added: Oct. 2, 2014

- Ernest Sharpe Jr
 Added: Jun. 20, 2013

-Anonymous
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