Hezekiah Bull, born in Dublin, Ireland, came to America before the Revolution, and first settled in Hartford, Connecticut. He served one year in the Revolution, and after that engaged in business in Hartford, Connecticut, and became the owner of a vessel in the West India trade, in which business he continued until 1815, when he sold out his business, and in 1816 came to Canton, Ohio. Here he remained one year, then moved to Massillon, where he settled on the farm now owned by Kent Jervis, or his heirs, where he died in 1818. He married an English lady, and was the father of eight children, seven of whom came to Ohio. Caleb on the Spanish Main; Hester, Maria, Louisa, Jefferson and G.W. settled in Loudonville; Hoyland, in Tennessee, and Emily in California. G.W. Bull was born in Hartford, Connecticut, in1799, and there received his education. When only eleven years old he went to sea, and followed a sailorís life about ten years, with an interval of one year. In 1820 he gave up a sea-faring life and came to Ohio, and settled on a farm for a short time. In 1821, with Thomas Taylor, he built a flat-boat, loaded it with pork, hams, bacon and whiskey, then the products of the country, and started for New Orleans from a point near the iron bridge across the Black fork in Loudonville. The round trip took about three months. These trips he continued to make at intervals until 1832, when he abandoned the business, and settled on the farm now owned by Hon. J.W. Bull, in Hanover Township, where he held the office of justice of the peace fifteen years, and was Township trustee, clerk, and treasurer for a number of years. In Politics he was a Democrat. In December 1852, he died. In 1822 he married Nancy
Farrquhr, who died in 1877. He was the father of ten children, seven of whom are still living: John W., who married Nancy Watson, afterwards married Eliza J. Puppit; George F., who married Ann Menor, and lives in Ashland County, Ohio; Sarah J., wife of Abner Stutes, living in Cleveland, Ohio; Hester M. and Nancy E., both living in Ashland County; Emily U., wife of Mr. Hazelett, living in Michigan; and Phebe E., who lives in Loudonville.
Hon. John W. Bull was born in Loudonville, Ohio, August 16, 1824, and received a common school education. He worked on a farm until his twenty-seventh year, when he accepted a position as route agent on the Bellfontain & Indiana railroad, and traveled between Galion and Indianapolis for nearly two years, when, in 1854, he was transferred to the Ohio & Indiana road, and traveled between Crestline and Chicago for four years. In 1861 he resigned his position as rout agent, to accept the appointment of passenger conductor on the Pittsburgh, Ft. Wayne & Chicago railroad. This position he resigned to take charge of the Meyer house, in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. He gave up this business on account of the ill health of his wife, and in 1872 returned to Loudonville. In 1872 he served as a mayor of the village, and as justice of the peace. He was elected to the Sixty-third general assembly by a majority of six hundred and seventy-two. He has always been an ultra Democrat, and from present indications will die in that faith. In 1847 he married Nancy Watson, of Loudonville, who died in 1851. In 1859 he married Eliza J. Pippet, and is the father of two children: one died in infancy, and Anna E. died when two years old.
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