I am a relative of Benjamin King Pullen and Minerva Anner Smith. They were my g-g-grandparents. Their son, Joseph H. Pullen was my g-grandfather. His son, Francis LaFont Pullen was my grandfather. Francis LaFont Pullen was born in Houma, La. His daughter, my mother, was Yvonne Frances Pullen m. William Lee Lewis.
Minerva A. Smith Pullen died of the Yellow Fever in an epidemic that hit Memphis in 1878. I have a newspaper account of her burial. Benjamin King Pullen was a captain in the Confederacy and was fined $50 for treason against the US (all confederate officers?). Some of Ben & Minnie's children were born in Sardis, MS while the Civil War was going on and Memphis was occupied by Grant.
I have many generations back on both lines...Smith and Pullen. Let me know what you are looking for. I have some hand written documents by Benjamin King Pullen. He owned a china store in Memphis. I have a Bible entry for a brother of Ben's...listed only as Romulus Pullen. Rom lived in St. Louis, MO. I have a letter about the brothers rendezvous in the 1860s. The Smiths can be traced all the way back to early Virginia. The Pullens were from North Carolina.
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