Who Is Benjamin Bullock?
The process of tracing your ancestry involves starting from what you know in the present and working your way back through each preceding generation. This research leads us back to the early 1800s, to Benjamin Bullock, our earliest known ancestor. Benjamin and his wife, Hannah Danford, came to Noyan, a seigneury near the northern tip of Lake Champlain just south of Montreal along the Richelieu River in the county of Missisquoi. Noyan is aka Christie Manor. The largest village in the area is Clarenceville. After the death of Hannah, Benjamin remarried to Phebe Lewis. In all, Benjamin had fifteen children with Hannah and Phebe.
What Do We Know About Benjamin Bullock?
Where did Benjamin and his family come from prior to settling in Noyan? We have a document showing that Benjamin leased a plot of land from Napier Christie Burton in 1819. The baptism records from the Caldwell & Christie Manor Episcopal church show that his wife’s name was Hannah Danford and that some of their children were born in the first decade of the 1800s, probably prior to coming to Noyan. They don’t tell us where these births took place. So far, there is nothing to tell us where the family came from before arriving in Noyan nor when they actually came. The earliest church records for the family in Caldwell and Christie Manor begin in 1826.
Why This Blog?
I have been researching Benjamin and his descendants for the past twenty years. I am Benjamin’s gggg-grandson. This blog is intended to be a place to share about this family and to fill in missing pieces of the puzzle. If you would like to see the full family tree for Benjmin and his descendants, visit my website Benjamin Bullock Genealogy. If you have information, photos or documents to share, please contact me and I will add them to the site. I hope you find this blogsite and my website useful and I look forward to hearing from you.