Friday, November 21, 2008

The Bullock Name Through History.

Although the name of Bullock, is not that uncommon I found the information on some of the men and women interesting. Being a surname researcher it’s my job to give you as many leads as I can to help you find your ancestors, no matter if that lead is large or small. This information my help you over come that ( brick Wall), or you may learn something new about your ancestor you never know.

If you have any questions you can find my address in my profile or on many of the pages at this site. Be sure to read my notes on some of the information as they will help you as you read the information. Also note that the dates and names are not in alphabetical order so you may want to do a name search.

Note. The following information will come from the many departments of the library of congress.

FEBRUARY 10, 1873.

BILL, Granting a pension to James C. Bullock.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Interior be, and ho is hereby, authorized and directed to place upon the pension—roll, subject to the provisions and limitations of the pension-laws, the name of James C. Bullock, late a private in company E, One hundred and fifty-third Regiment of New York Volunteers, to take effect from and after the passage of this act.

Note. This Bill was in the House of Representatives Bill no. H. R. 3882, and had yet to be pass into law.

APRIL 17, 1858.

A BILL, For the relief of William Bullock.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Interior be, and he hereby is, directed to place the name of William Bullock upon the roll of invalid pensions, and that said Bullock be paid a pension at the rate of six dollars a month from the first clay of January, in the year one thousand eight hundred and fifty-four.

Note. This Bill was in the House of Representatives Bill no. H. R. 520, and had yet to be pass into law.

MARCH 30, 1860.

A BILL, For the relief of the heirs of Mary Bullock.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Interior be, and he is hereby, authorized and required to cause the name of Mary Bullock, late of Georgia, deceased, the widow of Daniel Bullock, a revolutionary soldier, on the revolutionary pension roll, at the rate of forty dollars per annum; and that the said pension be paid to her heirs from the fourth day of March, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-one, to the twenty-ninth day of May,
10 one thousand eight hundred and forty-five, the (lay of her death.

Note. This Bill was in the House of Representatives Bill no. H. R. 549, and had yet to be pass into law.

JANUARY 3, 1832.

A BILL, Granting pensions to Winthrop Davis, Simeon Bullock, Nelson Miller, James, Mitchell, Oliver May, Jonathan Pearce, and Joshua Crosby.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled That the Secretary of War be, and he is hereby, authorized and required to place the names of Winthrop Davis, Simeon Bullock, Nelson Miller, James Mitchell, Oliver May, Jonathan Pearce and Joshua Crosby, on the list of revolutionary pensioners; and to pay them, each, at the rate of eight dollars a month commencing on the first day of January, one thousand eight hundred and thirty.

Note. This Bill was in the House of Representatives Bill no. H. R. 194, and had yet to be pass into law.

1804, William Bellinger Bullock, of Georgia, was nominated to be Attorney for the United States in the district of Georgia.

1844, it was stated that William B. Bullock, of Georgia, was nominated to be collector of the customs for the district of Savannah, in the State of Georgia.

JUNE 9, 1797.
Stephen Bullock, from Massachusetts, appeared, produced his credentials, and took his seat in the House; the oath to support the constitution of the United States being first administered to him by Mr. Speaker, according to law.

DECEMBER 4, 1798.
Stephen Bullock, from New Jersey, appeared and took his seats in the House of Representatives.

December 31, 1860.
Edward I. Bullock, of Kentucky, was nominated for the appointment as attorney of the United States for that State.

Archibald Bullock, was ordered to immediately to repair to the said City of Philadelphia, and there to take his seat, as the Representatives of the Province of Georgia, in the General Congress now sitting.
Note. It was stated that Bullock was a sensible Man, and a Planter?

November 14th, 1808.
Archibald S. Bullock, of Georgia, Naval Officer for the port of Savannah.

Washington, December 11, 1831
Nathaniel Bullock to be Collector of the Customs for the district of Bristol and Warren, in the State of Rhode Island, from the 2d of January, 1832.

Joseph Bullock, be appointed managers of the United States lottery.
Note. He was appointed to his new post on June 16,

A petition of Israel Bullock, of the State of Rhode Island, praying to he be relieved from the payment of a bond given by him to the United States, on the twenty-eighth of February, one thousand eight hundred and three.

Washington, June 1, 1836.
First lieutenants.
Erasmus D. Bullock, of North Carolina.

February 20, 1838.
Second Regiment of Dragoons.
First Lieutenant Erasmus D. Bullock to be captain, 29th January, 1838.

TUESDAY, March 7, 1809.
Archibald S. Bullock, of Savannah, Georgia, to be Navy Agents, at his respective places of residence.


In 1806, Benjamin Bullock sold 300f. Of land in the Mississippi Territory on Second Creek.

In August, of 1805 Stephen Bullock bought 400f. Of land on the Bayou Pierre, in the Mississippi Territory.

Land claims in Louisiana.
Stephen Bullock sold to Thomas Hardesly, 400 arpents, Settlement.

Orleans Territory1811.
Stephen Bullock to John Perkins, in the county of Concordia, on the Mississippi, 677 acres, nature of claim requete.

1814 or1816?

James Bullock , claims 640 acres on the Bayou Mason, Parish of Cattahoula.
It was state that he may not get the land as it was found in the court of Cattahoula, that most of the claims at ( Mason ) was filed in fraud, it was found that three person filed many claims under different names and the witnesses used were questionable as they were used in many of these claims. The fraud came to light when a Mr. Mecom was murder over a dispute over some land. The court asks the registry not to record any claims on the ( Mason ) till all claimants names and witnesses could be looked over.


Five miles from the Miami river and above the Rapids.

Lewis Bullock, home of Ohio, N. E. quarter section 5, township 1, 161.08 acres at $2.45 at a total of $397.24. S. E. quarter section 5, township 1, 160 acres at $2.04 at a total of $326.40.

Claims Department.

Date of Certificate, April 29, 1794, No. 5428, John Bullock, Service Foragemaster, interest started Jan. 1, 1781, amount of certificate $54.34.

Rice Bullock, was a quartermaster in the 15th., Virginia the revolutionary war,July 16, 1777,superseded May 6, 1778.

Revolutionary War & War of 1812.

Note. I know some of you had Bullock’s ancestors in the Revolutionary War & War of 1812. And you would like to have some information them. I get this kind of information from the pension rolls of the United State and as it's so vast I could not list every State here, so this will be a look up. If you would like to look for a ancestor write to me, with his name and the State & County he died in and what State he serviced for. Below is a example of the kind of information you may receive.


Hawkins Bullock, county of Madison in the State of Georgia, rank private, allowance $73.88 per year, sums received $147.76, service South Carolina militia, placed on roll May 22, 1833, commencement of pension March 4, 1831, age 69.
Note. By the looks of the dates and his age he fright in the War of 1812.

Civil War.

Note. This information comes from the official recorders of the Union and Confederate Armies which is housed at the State University of Ohio.

Note. The following is 4. reports on Captain J. W. Bullock.

Numbers 9. Report of Colonel A. Schimmelfennig, Seventy-fourth Pennsylvania Infantry, commanding First Brigade, Third Division, Eleventh Army Corps.

Camp near Aquia Creek, Va., January 1, 1863.

Note. This report is on what happen in December of 1862,

8 a.m. on the 29th, to my post. Lost none; captured from the enemy 7 prisoners, partly with horses and arms; among them Captain J. W. Bullock, Fifth Virginia Cavalry (wounded).

Numbers 22. Report of Colonel T. L. Rosser, Fifth Virginia Cavalry.
JANUARY 3, 1863

GENERAL: In obedience to your orders, on the 24th ultimo, I detailed one squadron of 100 men (rank and file), under Captain John Eells, and ordered him to join the other details of the different regiments of your brigade, and proceeded in command of the whole in direction of Ely's Ford, on the Rapidan, without anything worthy of note occurring until your arrival near Chancellorsville. What occurred from this time until the time I left you to go to the valley was under your own observation and needs no comment from me; however, I will state that upon reaching the Telegraph road my advance guard, commanded by the gallant Captain Bullock, encountered a small party of the enemy, capturing several, their horses, &c., but the most of them being on fresh horses effected their escape.

Numbers 20. Report of Brigadier General Fitzhugh Lee, C. S. Army, commanding Cavalry Brigade.

Near Fredericksburg, Va., January 5, 1863.

Note. This report is on what happen in December of 1862.

December 27, 1862, Encamped that night near Chancellorsville. Marched from that point toward Dumfries, striking on the 27th the Telegraph road between Dumfries and Aquia, some 4 miles from former place, having passed just outside and on a parallel line to the enemy's line of pickets. My advance guard, of the Fifth, under the gallant J. W. Bullock, then encountered one of the enemy's patrols, capturing 2, the remainder escaping toward Dumfries, also this day my two rifle pieces, under Captain [James] Breathed, did excellent service also. In the skirmish 11 prisoners were captured by the Fifth Virginia, and it was there, too, the heroic Bullock fell, wounded in two places, and, it is feared, mortally.

Numbers 17. Report of Major General J. E. B. Stuart, C. S. Army, commanding expedition.*

February 15, 1864.

Note. This report is on what happen in December of 1862.

The advance guard from the Fifth Virginia Cavalry, under Captain [J. W.] Bullock, encountered a patrolling party of the enemy and captured 2, the remainder escaping toward Dumfries, then about December 30, Captain [J. W.] Bullock was killed.

In April, 1865, W. F. Bullock Jr. was a Captain, acting as Asst. Adjutant General.

Robert Bullock was a Colonel, and commanded the Sixth Florida.

In the Field, near Vining's Station, Ga., July 11, 1864.
Brigadier General E. M. McCOOK,
Commanding First Cavalry Division:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs that you take a sufficient force of your command, proceed to Dallas, and arrest the following-named men, bring them to these headquarters, and turn them over to the provost-marshal-general of the Department of the Cumberland, Aleck Bullock, who lives three miles west of Dallas.

Bullock Guards, Infantry. See Alabama Troops, Confederate, 18th Regiment.

The Eighteenth Alabama Regiment Infantry, commanded by Colonel E. C. Bullock.

Colonel E. C. Bullock; Nineteenth Regiment Alabama Volunteers.

Richmond, September 16, 1861.

The following companies will be organized into a regiment, under the name and style of the Eighteenth Alabama Regiment Provisional Army, E. C. Bullock, colonel, commanding; Captain Brady; Bullock Guards.
Note. Of course there were other regiments but they were left out so there would be less reading.

Numbers 17. Report of Colonel N. A. M. Dudley, Thirty-first Massachusetts Infantry, commanding Third Brigade, First Division, Nineteenth Army Corps, of action at Plains Store.

SIR: I have the honor to report that in compliance with General Orders, Numbers 1., dated headquarters United States forces, camp on Merritt's plantation, May 20, 1863, the following forces under my command left camp at 6 a.m. of the 21st: Third Brigade, First Division, consisting of Thirtieth Massachusetts Volunteers, Lieutenant Colonel W. W. Bullock.

List of person who put in representative recruits
District, Barrett: Sixth- George Bullock, July 30.

Note. If this was the 6th. Florida?, there were 3, Bullock’s, George H., K., and R.

List of officers serving at depots other than principal depots during the fiscal year ending June 30, 1865.

New Haven, Conn. Captain D. D. Bullock, assistant quartermaster, volunteers.

C. S. Cavalry, Louisville, Ky.:

SIR: In reply to your letter of the 16th instant I have to request that you will not make any further attempts to recruit in Kentucky at present. You will return to Nashville, Tenn., and take charge of the depot in that city. You will take with you to the same place Second Lieutenant Waller R. Bullock, C. S. infantry, and detail him for such service as may be deemed most advantageous.

Bullock's (John W.) Cavalry. See Virginia Troops, Confederate, 5th Regiment.
Bullock's (Robert) Infantry. See Florida Troops, 7th Regiment.

Numbers 29.
Report of Colonel George B. Hodge, C. S. Army, commanding Cavalry Brigade.
HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY BRIGADE, Muscle Shoals, October 11, 1863.

CAPTAIN: I submit the following report of the part taken by the brigade of cavalry which I command in the late campaign: Crossed the Tennessee River at Muscle Shoals on the 9th of October, one-third of my brigade had been destroyed. I have lost many of my best, gallant, and efficient officers. All behaved with a devoted gallantry which entitles them to the gratitude of their country. I am particularly indebted to my assistant adjutant-general, Captain Hope, who remained with me aiding me courageously and earnestly in forming and fighting the different lines of battle. I desire to return also my thanks to Lieutenant Waller Bullock.

Report of Colonel Robert Bullock, Seventh Florida Infantry.
HDQRS. SEVENTH REGIMENT FLORIDA VOLUNTEERS, Near Chattanooga, East Tenn., September 25, 1863.

CAPTAIN: I have the honor to report the following as the part taken by my regiment in the battle of Chickamauga, on the 19th and 20th instant.

Early on the morning of the 19th, my regiment was formed in line of battle on the north side of Chickamauga Creek, which line was at intervals advanced until the afternoon of the same day, when a charge was made upon a battery of the enemy stationed in a field in front of our line, from the destructive fire of which I was ordered to shelter my command behind the cover of woods immediately on my right, near which place my command bivouacked for the night in line of battle.

Early on the morning of the 20th, the line of battle was advanced as the enemy receded, until in the afternoon of the 20th the regiment was detached from the brigade with the First Regiment Florida Cavalry, and sent 1 1/2 mile back on the main road to intercept what was supposed to be a cavalry advance, from which place my command was moved in quick time to rejoin the brigade on the left of the hill in front of [the division] hospital, and then moved with the brigade upon a position of the enemy's in front and to the right, which resulted in the capture of about 150 prisoners, 1 stand of colors, and 12 Colt revolving rifles. Among the prisoners was Colonel Carlton and Lieutenant-Colonel McLaw [?], regiment not remembered.

The conduct of the officers and men of my command was in the highest degree satisfactory.

I am happy to report but few casualties in my command, nearly all of which occurred in the charge on the 19th, and of which a report has already been furnished.
I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

Bullock's (William W.) Infantry. See Massachusetts Troops, 30th Regiment.

MAY 8, 1863.

SIR: I have the honor to submit the following report of the operations of my command in the battle of Chancellorsville on the 3rd instant:

I can but note the pride I feel in the gallant officers and men of my command. Amid a terrific front and flank fire, the right companies crossed the road, rushed forward, and gained the enemy's guns. The left companies, contesting every inch of ground, stubbornly fought and fell in the very presence of the enemy.
A number were captured, among them the gallant Lieutenant, [John T.] Bullock.

No. 343. Report of Lieutenant Colonel William S. Christian, Fifty-fifth Virginia Infantry.
MAY 17, [1863.]

Our loss during these battles was 120 killed and wounded.* Among the killed we have to mourn the loss of some of our most gallant officers and brave men, [J. E.] Bullock was wounded.

7th Infantry.-Lieutenant Jesse D. Bullock, died of wounds received June 25.

Civil War.

There were at lest if not more then 1017, Bullock's in the Civil War, So this too will be a lookup, when asking about a ancestor give full name and State. Below there will be two examples on the kind of information you may receive.

Example 1.


BULLOCK, THOMAS JR., Private, Co. E., 108th Illinois U. S Infantry.
Residence EUREKA, WOODFORD CO, IL., Age 31, Height 5' 9 ½, Hair BROWN, Eyes BLUE, Complexion FAIR, Marital Status MARRIED, Occupation FARMER, Nativity of WOODFORD CO, IL., Joined AUG 14, 1862, at EUREKA, IL., for 3., years, Muster In AUG 28, 1862, at PEORIA, IL., Remarks DISCHARGED FOR PROMOTION AUG 22, 1863.

Example 2.


Bullock William M., Private, 8th. Mo. Infantry, Co. E., Enlisted Aug. 7, 1862, at Eleven Points Mills Mo., Final disposition not found of record. Last appears Feb. 29, 1864, as sick in Hosp. at Horsebead, Ark., since Nov. 20, 1863.

Many Wars of Missouri.

This is for those of you who had or have Bullock ancestors in Missouri.
This is a lookup only, the Wars cover will be: Civil War, Mexican War, Spanish-American War, Iowa War and World War I.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Dear Sir; I am fascinated by your work re; Bullock family. I have reason to believe that either Dan Bullock, Benjamin Bullock and or Hawkins Bullock were mixed bloods, i.e. part Black, Native ( Choctaw and Creek ). They seem prominate in the REv war war of 1812, Seminole, and Civil war. I am mixed and would love more clarity on the genological connections. My paternal Grandfather appears to be E.C. Bullock of Eufaula Al. My mothers family aroung buyou country of Miss amnd Louisana. Thanks for your work.Hope to hear from you. you can contact me at Also see my web site James Bullock