Puzzle: Daniel Bullock & Levina Goheen

Rose recently contacted me indicating that she thought she was connected to the descendants of Benjamin Bullock. Rose’s great-grandmother, Elizabeth, was married to Thomas Quinn. They can be found in the 1871 census (Ontario, West Durham, Township of Cartwright) with their daughter, Mary Jane, Rose’s grandmother. Rose does not know her greatgrandmother, Elizabeth’s, maiden name.

Rose and her siblings have done the Ancestry DNA test. They came up a very high 3rd cousin match with kcdjohn (Clarke Family Tree at https://www.ancestry.ca/family-tree/tree/13424834/family). Looking at this tree, Rose found great-grandparents Daniel David Bullock and Levina Goheen with a daughter named Elizabeth.

In the 1871 census mentioned above, the names next to Thomas Quinn and Elizabeth Quinn are Andrew Dean and Harriett Dean. Harriett, the daughter of Daniel Bullock and Levina Goheen, was married to Andrew Dean. Harriett had a sister named Elizabeth. Rose hypothesizes that it is quite likely that the Elizabeth and the Harriet in the 1871 census are sisters living near each other. Based on this hypothesis, Rose concludes that her great-grandmother, Elizabeth, is Elizabeth Bullock, sister of Harriett and daughter of Daniel Bullock and Levina Goheen.


One of the other trees to which to which she and her siblings have a strong connection is Tamerlouie (Dithlefsen-Berenyui Family at https://www.ancestry.ca/family-tree/tree/14932096/familyhttps://www.ancestry.ca/family-tree/tree/14932096/family) which has Bullocks (Emery Bullock) who are definitely descendants of Benjamin Bullock.

Rose also has a DNA match to kacampbell73 who’s does not have a tree on Ancestry but confirmed in an email that his great grandfather, Daniel Campbell, married Margaret Alice Bullock (born Jun 24, 1852 in Quebec). Margaret Alice Bullock is also a descendant of Benjamin Bullock.

Most recently, Rose was given another connections to a family tree containing the name Guderian. This family too is descended from Jane “Jennie” Bullock, Benjamin’s daughter.

This makes it a strong possibility that the Daniel Bullock married to Levina Goheen is a descendent of Benjamin Bullock. Benjamin had a son named Daniel. He was mentioned in Benjamin’s will in 1845. He wasn’t in Clarenceville with Benjamin and his family. We don’t know where he was. Given the DNA results, it is a good possibility that the Daniel Bullock married to Levina Goheen is Benjamin Bullock’s son.

In many of the matches Rose has received, the common elements in the trees are descendants of Benjamin Bullock. In order to make the actual connection, we need more information about Daniel Bullock. A marriage record for Daniel and Levina Goheen might give us the name of his parents. Birth, marriage or death records of their children might provide clues. Please contact me if you have anything which might help us further our knowledge of these families.

Henry Bullock & Laura Ann Lee

The chart for Henry Bullock, Benjamin’s last child with Hannah Danford, and his wife can be found on the Family Chart link (On the right, Chart #6). This family lived by and large in Vermont, New Hampshire although one daughter, Elvira, moved to Washington state and eventually Oregon. After Henry’s death in 1896, Laura remarried to John Tewkesbury. When she died in 1912, she was buried in the Marlington Cemetery in Marlington, QC. Henry was buried in East Andover, New Hampshire. The cemetery has not been determined.

Elizabeth Bullock & Samuel Orson Clark

I have added the chart for the family of Elizabeth Bullock and Samuel Orson Clark (see the Family Chart link #5 on the right sidebar). The information for many of the children in this family is very limited. Based on what we know about a few of them, the family appear to have remained in the Clarenceville, Sutton areas of Quebec as well as nearby parts of Vermont. I’m hoping to fill in some of the missing pieces with your help. In addition to Bullock and Clark, common names in this family are: McVicker, Tower and Drew.

Cynthia Bullock and John Leonard Fletcher

I have posted the chart for the family of Cynthia Bullock (daughter of Benjamin Bullock and Hannah Danford) and her husband, John Leonard Fletcher. In the interest of keeping the blog post to a reasonable length, I have not included the tree in the blog. Access the Cynthia Bullock & John Leonard Fletcher tree here or on the Family Chart link in the sidebar.

Cythia and John were married in Caldwell & Christie Manors, Missisquoi, QC on 29 Dec 1829. Their first two children were born there as well. By the time of the birth of their third child, Melissa J. Fletcher, they had move to Michigan where Melissa was born. Cynthia and John Fletcher are buried in the Midland Cemetery, Midland, MI. The children and their children are found in Michigan, Ohio and California.

John Bullock and Harriet Dent

This chart shows the family of Benjamin Bullock’s eldest child (as far as we know) and his wife Harriet Dent. I hope you find the information useful in your research. I’d be happy to add any information you might have which is not shown, e.g. birth, death and marriage dates, the cemetery where an individual is buried. Two families for which I would especially appreciate any leads or hints you might have to point me in the right direction:

  1. John Melvin Bullock and Alice W. Meeker
  2. William Elmer Bullock and Sarah B. Parker



Benjamin Bullock & Phebe Lewis

Hannah Danford passed away on Sept. 17, 1826. Benjamin remarried on Dec. 16, 1827 to Phebe Lewis. Together they had 8 children. This chart shows the relevant dates for this family,


Benjamin died on Jan. 30, 1846 about a year and a half after the birth of George Lewis. Phebe passed away a few years later on Dec. 16, 1849. Of the combined family of fifteen, two would have been left parentless at a very young age: George Lewis, age about five and Nancy Jane, age about nine.

Benjamin Bullock & Hannah Danford

For my first post, I have attached a chart showing Benjamin’s family of seven children with Hannah Danford. Two of the children, Daniel and Sally, we only know about because they are mentioned in Benjamin’s will when he died in 1846. Their dates of birthday are only an educated guess as we have so far found no records for either of them. More information about this family can be found on my website The Genealogy of Benjamin Bullock. On a regular basis, I will be posting new information, articles, documents and insights about this family. I will also be posting charts like the one below for Benjamin’s family with Phebe Lewis as well as for each of Benjamin’s children and their families. I look forward to hearing from you and hope we can help each other in this genealogical pursuit to find out who we are.