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William Bull
Birth: Feb., 1689
Staffordshire, England
Death: Feb. 17, 1755
Orange County
New York, USA

Master stonemason

William was a master stonemason. He was the son of John BULL and John's second wife. In August 1718, in Orange County, New York, he married Sarah WELLS, the "Pioneer Maid of Wawayanda."

Together, they built their home. Construction began in 1722 on the 100 acres that William had purchased a few months before their marriage. It took 13 years to build the house. It is a four level, ten-room house. The lowest level (the basement) would be described today as a "walk-out basement" since the house was built into the side of a hill. The top level is the attic, fully floored, has a loft, and has it's own "look out window," reached by climbing a ladder in the loft.

The house is 40-feet square and has walls that are three feet thick -- all stone. The house survived the 1728 earthquake, undamaged. It was built on bedrock.

A year after construction began, the 100 acres was added to with a 2,600-acre land grant from England's King George.

William and Sarah were the parents of 12 children: John, William, Sarah, Thomas, Isaac, Esther, Mary, Margaret, Catherine, Ann, Richard, and Eleanor.

The stone house that William and Sarah built stands solid still in 2010. It is lived in by a direct descendant of William and his wife, and descendants gather every summer for a picnic on the grounds.

At the long entrance to the property of the Bull Stone House is a cemetery. At the highest point in the cemetery is an obelisk to mark the burial site of William, his wife, and other now-unknown BULLS. The obelisk was erected by descendents and unveiled at the first Bull picnic in 1868. 
Family links: 
  Sarah Wells Bull (1694 - 1796)
  John Bull (1721 - 1807)*
  Mary Bull Booth (1733 - 1819)*
  Ann Bull Eager (1740 - 1813)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: direct-line ancestor of page maintainer
Hamptonburgh Cemetery
Campbell Hall
Orange County
New York, USA
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Originally Created by: Wilton Golson
Record added: May 09, 2009
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GOD Bless you and all which do and/or the ones which come here to view too !!!
- Jonathan Robert De Mallie
 Added: Jun. 22, 2014
Proudly descended from these brave pioneers who are my 6x greatgrandparents thru their son, John Bull and his wife Hannah Holly.
- Jeanine Morgan
 Added: Sep. 22, 2013

- Wanda M.
 Added: Mar. 31, 2013
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