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2. Bull's Life
Origins Training Military Service Trade Family Later Years

Later Years : John Partridge Bull Moves Away from Deerfield, Massachusetts

Lifestyle Changes | Moving from Deerfield | Death | William Bull


By 1789, the Bull family had left Deerfield, Massachusetts and was established on the north half of Deerfield's additional land grant, by then a part of Shelburne, Massachusetts. John Partridge Bull had been listed in Shelburne's tax list as a non-resident since 1781, showing that he had owned property in the town on which he could be taxed.

-- referenced in Shelburne, Massachusetts tax lists, collections of the Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association.

The family's Deerfield house was rented to Dr. William Stoddard Williams who recorded the fact in his day book ... "moved my Family into Mr. J.P. Bull's House for 1 Year April 8, 1789." For the next five years, Dr. Williams paid John Partridge Bull 100 shillings (5 pounds) for the rent of the house. On 2 June 1794, "John Partridge Bull of Shelburn, Gunsmith [sold the house] to Wm Stoddard Williams of Deerfield, Physician [for] 166 pounds."

-- house rental referenced in the day book of Dr. William Stoddard Williams, collections of the Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association.

-- house sale referenced in the Hampshire County Registry of Deeds for Deerfield and Greenfield, Massachusetts, Book 7, Page 411.

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