After the death of his wife, Mary, in 1781, John Partridge Bull's life began to change. He devoted more of his time to agricultural work and less to his traditional trade. John Partridge Bull was easing away from blacksmithing and gravitating toward farming.
By this point, he had no aging parents to consider. His responsibilities were to himself and to his unmarried children -- Molly, Oliver, and Samuel. William and Elizabeth were already married and away from the home.
What information can we gather about his later years and the manner in which he lived and died?
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