Posted By:Leona MacDonald
Subject:Re: Eunice Pennell Bullock - Trying to confirm link to John Pennell of Halifax, VT a
Post Date:September 02, 2007 at 09:23:48
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Forum:Jefferson County, NY Genealogy Forum
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If you go to and search for exact phrase only for "royal bullock" you will turn up the article. It's very hard to make out I'll grant you.

I did a little digging on the people mentioned in the article and I found another interesting one.

Do a search for Rufus VanWormer. You'll find a detailed history of the family. this is a portion of it (sorry it doesn't copy well):

John Rufus VanWormer was born
in the town of Adams March 14, 184:".
He came of Dutch ancestry. His first
ancestors who came to America arrived
in New Amsterdam from Holland
in 1630. They wero from the
small village of Wormer on a canal
near Amsterdam. From this village
the family derived its name. One of
tbe numerous descendants of thi?
early Dutch settlers in New Amsterdam
referred to was Abraham, born
In 1789. He came to Jefferson county
aa a soldier during the war of 1812.
He remained at Sackets Harbor and
elsewhere In the county during the
war and at the war's close married
Clarissa Richardson and settled In the
town of Ellisburg. where some of t h ;
kindred had been for several years.
Clarissa Richardson w n a daughter
of Rufus Richardson and Sarah Hoi- !
den of Barrle, Mass. The Richardsons
came to New England from
Essex, England, In 1630. Rufus VanWormer,
a son of Abraham VanWormer,
married Eunice M. Bullock.
whose family emigrated from Vermont
to Belleville, this county, in 1805, tho
first year settlers -eaine Into Jefferson
John R. was a son of Rufus and Eunice
Bullock VanWormer and was
born in Adams, where the family
then residing. He spent his boyhood
there, attending the village schools
where he obtained bis early oduca

There is a Bullock family in Belleville. They lived up the road from me growing up. I seem to remember when i was small going over there and the grandma bullock showed me photos of early settlers. I think the farm is still owned by the family.

hope this helps.