Abigail Bull

Female 1727 - 1812  (84 years)


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  • Name Abigail Bull  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Born 04 Aug 1727  Canaan, Litchfield County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Gender Female 
    Died 11 Jan 1812  Burford, Brant, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I8220405304  Eby/Aebi and Bernethy Family
    Last Modified 4 Nov 2012 

    Father Moses Bull,   b. 18 May 1699, Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Oct 1746, Bolton, Tolland County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years) 
    Mother Mabel Bolton,   b. 1696,   d. 21 Jan 1789, Salisbury, Litchfield County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years) 
    Married May 1728 
    Family ID F7500745303  Group Sheet

    Family Ebenezer Lee,   b. 29 Oct 1727, Farmington, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 May 1811, Burford, Brant, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 20 Jun 1750  Farmington, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    Notes 
    Married:

    • Connecticut, Town Marriage Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection) about Ebenezer Lee
      Name: Ebenezer Lee
      Marriage Date: 20 Jun 1750
      Marriage Location: Farmington
      Spouse: Abigal Bull
    Children 
     1. Moses Lee,   b. 04 Feb 1750, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mt Vernon, Stark County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Rinebias Lee,   b. Sep 1751, Farmington, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Dec 1753, Farmington, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 2 years)
     3. Elizabeth Lee,   b. 28 Nov 1755, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1756  (Age 0 years)
     4. Ebenezer Lee,   b. 7 Jan 1757, Farmington, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Oct 1837, Granby, Oswego County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     5. Esther Lee,   b. 2 Apr 1759, Farmington, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jun 1781, Farmington, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 22 years)
     6. William Hooker Lee,   b. 10 Feb 1761, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Mar 1829, Southwold, Elgin, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     7. Elizabeth Lee,   b. 26 Jul 1762, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Nathaniel Lee,   b. 25 Dec 1763, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusets Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Simeon Lee,   b. 13 Dec 1765, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Apr 1825, Mt Vernon, Stark County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
    Last Modified 4 Nov 2012 
    Family ID F7500745299  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 04 Aug 1727 - Canaan, Litchfield County, Connecticut Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 20 Jun 1750 - Farmington, Hartford County, Connecticut Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 11 Jan 1812 - Burford, Brant, Ontario Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Dr. JONATHAN BULL (b. 14 July 1696 'about 1 o'clock in the morning 'bap. 2nd Church of Hartford 19 July 1696 d. 1 April 1765 in 70th year bu. Old Cent. B.G. of Hartford)

      Jonathan Bull studied medicine and surgery in Boston for seven years and was one of the first highly trained doctors in the state. He was licensed to practice in May of 1722.

      *** He adopted Abigail, daughter of his brother Moses, whose husband Dr. Ebenezer Lee studied under Jonathan Bull. ****

      This contradicts the John Lee Book stating that she is the dau. of Martin...

      John Lee of Farmington, Hartford Co, Conn and His Descendants
      http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/_glc_/5265/5265_124.html

      15. DR. EBENEZER, son of Thomas 5, and Elizabeth (Hubbard) Lee, third wife of his father, born at Farmington Oct. 29, 1727, married June 20, 1750, Abigail Bull, niece and adopted dau. of Dr. Jonathan Bull of Hartford. She was the fourth generation from Capt. Thomas Bull, who came to New England in 1635, and soon after came to Hartford. His lot was in the south part of the town plot. Capt. Thomas 2, Martin 3, Abigail 4.

      He studied medicine with Dr. Bull, and was a successful physician at Farmington,--"a man firm in his convictions of duty."

      There is a prevalent opinion among some of his descendants that he was born at Canaan, but this is evidently an error. First, his parents never lived at Canaan, but lived and died at Farmington. Second, when left an orphan at the age of 13, his elder brother Joseph, was appointed his guardian, "Dec. 10, 1741," with Jared as bondsman in 200, and all described as of Farmington, in the probate records, to be seen in Hartford. Third, two infants of his, which died in 1753 and 1756, were buried in Farmington. Fourth, land records describe him, in various transactions, as of Farmington as late as April 12, 1772, and local histories mention him as a successful physician, as late as 1777. Fifth, Canaan was not settled till 1754, the first white man there ...........
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      John Lee of Farmington, Hartford Co, Conn and His Descendants
      http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/_glc_/5265/5265_132.html?Welcome=1074290664
      47. EBENEZER, JR., son of Dr. Ebenezer 15, and Abigail (Bull) Lee, born Jan. 7, 1757, married, first, May 14, 1786, Martha Parsons, of Scotch descent, born April 23, 1758. She died Dec. 17, 1828. He married, second, Anna Hyde, Sept. 18, 1836. He was a soldier of the Revolutionary War--was first in Capt. Noadiah Hooker's Co., of Farmington, and served sometime in 1775-6, in and around Boston--was wounded in the hand at the battle of Bunker Hill. He afterwards enlisted for the war, and served to the close, and held the rank of Sergeant, a large share of his service being spent in the vicinity of New York, Long Island and New Jersey. He received a pension under the act of 1818.
      Page 226
      Some years after the war, he removed to Penn., and from there to Granby, Oswego County, N. Y. A descendant says of him:

      "A man of medium size, high, broad forehead, prominent over the eyes, rather large nose, clear, bright blue eyes, very straight and light of step, had a wonderful sense of order, and was a Yankee in the best sense of the word--joined the Methodist Church, at Fulton, N. Y., not many years before he died, and believed in universal salvation. In his older years, he retained a very youthful appearance, his hair being but slightly frosted. He carried a cane under his arm." He died Oct. 29, 1837, aged 80 years. Children:

      5th Ge
      138. I. ESTHER, born Jan. 8, 1787.*
      139. II. MOSES, " Nov. 19, 1788.*
      140. III. CLARISSA H., " July 4, 1790.*
      141. IV. WILLIAM WHITING, born July 12, 1793.*
      142. V. ABIGAIL, born June 27, 1795.*
      143. VI. SARAH B., " April 27, 1797. Died unmarried, 185
      Oberlin, Ohio.
      144. VII. JOSEPH P., " June 6, 1799. Capt. of Packet bo
      Erie Canal; d. at Jacksonville, N. Y
      1834, unmarried.

      Southwold, Ont. 4th Gen.
      49. DR. WILLIAM HOOKER, son of Dr. Ebenezer 15, and Abigail (Bull) Lee, born in Connecticut, Feb. 10, 1761; married in 1787, Phebe Davis, born in Reading, Conn. "She was the dau. of Mr. (???) Davis, who at the Anglo-American Revolution took up arms in favor of England,--was captured and imprisoned three years, and then escaped to Canada." William Hooker was a much esteemed physician. After the Revolutionary War, he resided, as will be seen by the birth of his children, in various places,--in Vermont, New York, and Pennsylvania, and ultimately removed to Canada about 1796, and settled in Niagara District, practicing at Chippewa.

      He bought two adjoining farms in Oakland township, a few miles south from Brantford, Ont., July 8, 1809. This purchase was the third transfer from the Crown in 1802, and described as "Lot 8--4th concession." One farm was occupied by himself and the other by his parents. After the death of his father they were sold to Jacob Keifer, Feb. 7, 1812. He then removed to Southwold, London District--now County of Elgin--where were residing American relatives. "Dr. Lee visited his native State, Connecticut, in 1828. He rode from Southwold, Ont. on horseback, and spent the winter among relatives and friends. On his return in March, 1829, when only four miles from home, his horse slipped and fell upon him, causing such injuries that he lived but eight days."

      The records of Litchfield County, Conn., show that he and his brother, Ebenezer, Jr., from N. Y., joined in a deed conveying land during that winter, which is supposed to have been a part of the parental estate which had, for many years, remained unsold. He died March 30, 1829, aged 68. His wife afterwards lived in London, Ont., where she died Dec. 15, 1853, aged 82, and was buried in the Church of England cemetery. Children:

      5th Ge
      145. I. JOHN, born April 14, 1788, at Shaftsbury, Vt.; d. Jan. 1
      1792.

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      ?? "The Old Lady" ??
      http://www.terry-family-historian.com/TFHJUN1983.htm

      FAMILY FINDS 'JUNK' EMBROIDERY DONE DURING AMERICAN REVOLUTION
      By Donald Grant

      Ref: The Globe and Mail, Thursday, November 28, 1974.
      Submitted by Selby Bryant Stratton. (This is a Toronto, Canada newspaper.)

      Nearly discarded as a piece of junk six years ago, a rare piece of embroidery, owned jointly by two Clinton Street families, has been dated back to the American Revolution.

      Al Dickinson said yesterday a purchase slip has enabled a genealogist to connect the well-preserved piece of early American art to the Lee, Davis, Terry and Strathy families, early settlers of Upper Canada and York, at least 175 years ago.

      Mr. Dickinson said Mrs. Olive Meredith found the multico-lored embroidery in a book while they were cleaning out her parents' belongings in a Tilbury house in 1968.

      "Sis (Mrs. Meridith) found it in a book, covered with papers for protection--it almost got thrown out,"said Mr. Dickson.

      "I knew it was something special--...and we researched the work for two years." The bill of sale, written in quill pen, carries the names Mr. Anstey and Strathy of Toronto, Canada.

      On the back, in print by an early typewriter, is a brief history of the work, noting that an "old lady in 1700 during the Colonial War" did the embroidery "after the Boston Tea Party."

      The woman and her family came to Canada as United Empire Loyalists, the story says but she gave the work to a daughter who stayed in the United States. It was later sold to an antique dealer named Flatte or Flatou, and bought by the family in 1880."

      "We had to find out whose family," Mr. Dickinson said.

      The embroidery, showing a stage coach in front of Windsor Castle, followed by a troop of soldiers, and in the foreground a man waving under a tree and a woman riding a horse side-saddle, with a soldier and groom, had unusual tree shadows which seemed to spell either 1773 or Lee.

      "The search worked out to Lee," Mr. Dickinson said.

      A well-known Willowdale retired high school teacher and his wife, who wish to remain anonymous traced the names Strathy and Anstey to a Dr. Ebnezer Lee of Hartford, Conn. who with his son came to Canada in 1796.

      The family tree then went to Dr. William Hooker Lee, who married Phoebe Davis, to Dr. Hiram Davis Lee, who married Anna Terry, who had two children, Elvira, who married J. B. Strathy and Louisa who married Herbert Anstey.

      Anne Terry was the daughter of Parshall Terry, one of 150 settlers who had a track of land in York just east of the Don River. He was one of the first parliamentarians in Upper Canada in 1793, said Mr. Dickinson.

      The Embroidery has been authenticated by Mrs. Betty Brett, associate curator of textiles at the Royal Ontario Museum, said Mr. Dickinson.

      "It's unique," said Mr Dickinson. "It's really fine needle work, not the fish hook type needles, but the finer needles that only the upper crust had in those days. Then it's silk on linen."

      A Victoria and Albert Museum official in London, England said the embroidered pictures were worked in silks or wools on a silk ground around 1780 to 1820.

      "By this time the silk grounds have decayed...but yours is in a fine state of preservation," wrote the museum official.

      Mrs. Meredith and Mr. Dickinson are not sure what they'll do with their artwork, but they're taking precautions to preserve it in an aluminum casing.
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    • American Genealogical-Biographical Index (AGBI) about Abigail Bull
      Name: Abigail Bull
      Birth Date: 1728
      Birthplace: Connecticut,
      Volume: 21
      Page Number: 355
      Biographical Info: Can
      Reference: Lee fam. Quater-millenial gathering of des. And kinsmen of John Lee of Farmington, Ct. By W.W. Lee. Meriden, 1885. (116p.):108-9

  • Sources 
    1. [S3133900010] The Lee's Family History Page.

    2. [S3133897794] John Lee of Farmington, Hartford Co, Conn and His Descendants, Sarah Marsh Lee, of Norwich, CT, (Republican Record Book Print, 1878, 1st Ed.), 124-125.

    3. [S3133896627] Family Genealogy - Lee, Jessie Hutchison.

    4. [S3133899238] Relations of Zipporah A.B. Cardozo, Jonathan Cardozo ftm@cardozo.org, 22.

    5. [S3133896967] Genealogies of Connecticut Families, Vol. II, Genealogy of the Descendants of John Lee, 412.

    6. [S3133895002] Ancestry Home Page.
      http://data.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=gedind&ti=0&f2=669&f3=1705

    7. [S3133895002] Ancestry Home Page.
      http://data.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=gedfam&ti=0&f0=669&f1=1706

    8. [S3133895739] Connecticut, 1635-1860 Marriage Index, Roll number: 1315116 items 3 and 4.


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