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 Ephraim Wales Bull

Ephraim Wales Bull

Birth
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 26 Sep 1895 (aged 89)
Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 1477 · View Source
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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.

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"He Sowed, Others Reaped."


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  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 1477
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ephraim Wales Bull (4 Mar 1806–26 Sep 1895), Find A Grave Memorial no. 1477, citing Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .