Lewis Bullock
Lewis Bullock

Information on this page is from History of Lapeer, Genesee, and Tuscola Counties in Michigan. It was kindly submitted to this website by Colleen Mysliwiec, who writes,"These are not my relatives, but I feel that someone may be interested in the information." Although the principal subject of the article, Frederick G. Bullock, never lived in Rensselaer County, the article contains information about his father, Lewis Bullock, who did live in our county. Many thanks, Colleen!

Frederick G. BULLOCK is a farmer and stock-raiser residing in Elba Township, Lapeer County, where he carries on a large and profitable agricultural business. Mr. Bullock was born on the old homestead on which he still resides, his birthday having been December 16, 1841. His parents were Lewis and Emily (DAVIS) BULLOCK, the former being born December 1, 1810, in Rensselaer County, N. Y., in the town of Sand Lake, where he grew to maturity. His wife was born March 5, 1812, in Lewistown, Niagara County, N. Y. They were married in the last-mentioned place in 1826, and in 1828 the family removed to Michigan, being accompanied hither by our subject's uncle, James BULLOCK. They located on one section of land on sections 26 and 27.

Our subject's father was one of a family of nine children whose names are as follows: Melinda, Lewis, James, Jane, Daniel, Julia, John, Mary and Benoni. Nearly all of these married and had families of their own. Our subject was the third of his parent's family. The children were Emily M., who died in infancy; Sarah A., Frederick G., Melinda A. now the wife of Samuel LUNDY, Adelina L., the wife of Herbert PELTON; Adelbert L., deceased; Augustus A., and Augusta A., twins, who died in infancy, and Bello O., the wife of Murray JONES.

Our subject grew to manhood in his native county. He was educated in the common schools of the vicinity of his home. On reaching manhood he was married, in 1869, to Mary E., daughter of Joseph PELTON, who was one of the pioneer settlers of the county, coming here with his parents - Homer and Polly (Cheney) PELTON. They were both of English extraction and came here directly from Marcellus, N. Y.

Unto Mr. and Mrs. Bullock have been born nine children, all of whom are still living and are active and useful men and women. Our subject has served as County School Inspector for two years. He has served the township as Treasurer for two years and has been Supervisor for eight years. He held the office of County Superintendent of Poor for three years and was Highway Commissioner for one year, and during the session of 1891-92 he represented his county in the State Legislature.

Politically Mr. Bullock is a Democrat and is the stronghold of his party in his district. He is numbered among the best families of the county, and they have for years been almost constantly kept in office of some sort since first coming to the State as pioneers. They are and have been an industrious, hard-working and economical people who at all times have the respect and confidence of their constituents as well as friends, and for years have been identified with the Democratic party in politics.

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