David Bullock and Nancy Clark as possible parents of Caroline Bullock

David BULLOCK, b. abt. 1780, married Nancy CLARK and their children are given as:

  • Clarkie b. 1813 married Samuel A. SLOCUM
  • Jessie b. 1815 married Caroline M. FOIL
  • Caroline b. 1816 married James D. WELCH
  • Miles b. 1818 or 1819 m. Lumentha GRAHAM 1839, lived in Washington Parish LA. (David Schultz posting at BULLOCK Genforum gives 1819 and wife’s name. Paul White gives 1818.)

Paul White’s Nov. 19 2001 Genforum posting at the BULLOCK board, #1765 gave David as having a brother William J., that they went to Pike Co. MS from Franklin Co. GA about the turn of the 18th century, and that William is said to have gone on to Texas.

Franklin Co. GA was created 1784 from Cherokee lands obtained from the Cherokee Indian Nation and covered a large part of upper Georgia, from the present day borders of Rabun and Towns counties to Clark and from the Savannah river to the Oconee in Hall and Jackson counties. (Rootsweb Source)

BUT…

I communicated with Paul White and he stated William and David Bullock were in Franklin County, Georgia in and around 1800-1810 as they signed and witnessed property sales there. They then settled in Pike/Marion County MS about 1812…

and it was thought that they were brothers, but I find that William’s father was John and he didn’t have a son named David!!!! However as you know there was a David in Washington in 1820 and it is thought he is the father of the four Bullock’s that married in Washington Parish in the 1830’s.

He gave children as (1) Clarkie BULLOCK b. 1813 married Samuel Alexander SLOCUM (2) Jessie BULLOCK b. 1815 married Caroline Matilda FOIL (3) Caroline BULLOCK b. 12 January 1816 married James Daniel WELCH (4) Miles BULLOCK b. 1818 marrried Lamenta GRAHAM.

Here’s David Bullock in the 1820 Washington Parish census.

1820 WASHINGTON PARISH LA CENSUS

Lewis HOWELL
Samuel HOWELL
David BULLOCK – – – – 1 – – – – 1
Widow WILESON
Widow BUSBEE
William SMITH
RIPEY or RISEY
Aines? HOLIDA
Widow STATAM
James WASCUM
RIchard BIRCH
James LANOUR

Even though I know censuses are sometimes wrong, I wrote to Paul that found it curious David BULLOCK wasn’t listed as having any children in the 1820 Washington Parish census and yet he’s believed to be the father of these children who were all born before 1820. Given in the household was one male 26-45 and 1 female 26-45.

Paul responded that it’s assumed that David is the father of the four Bullocks that married in Washington Parish for the following reasons: the eldest, Clarkie (or Clarkey) was named after her mother (Clark) and she also named her eldest son David; and Jesse, the second child, named his two sons William P. and David E.

Paul supplied a couple of transcriptions of land transactions that were sent to him.

Page 141-143 DEED dated Franklin Co. 27 Dec. 1796, rec. 1798, from John CLARKE (x) and wife Rebekah of aforesaid to Christopher BAKER of same. In cons. of $1000, conveys 550 ac. in Franklin Co. on North Fork Broad Riv. and Clarkes Creek, including the mouth of said creek, in four adj. tracts as follows: 287 1/2 ac. granted to George BOND 28, July 1788; 287 1/2 ac. granted to Elijah DENNISON 28 July 1788; 62 ac. granted to John CLARKE 6 July 1793(?); 278 ac. surveyed for said CLARKE, adj. William PULLIAN, William BULLOUCK, John GORHAM, Benjamin ALLEN. Wit: Russell JONES, J. P., Dan’l BEALL, j.p., Thomas WARREN, Henry SEWALL.

Page 109: DEED dated Franklin Co. 29 Jan. 1803, rec. 3 Feb. 1803, from William QUILLIN, Jr. (x) to David BULLOCK, both of aforesaid. In cons. of $100 conveys 125 ac. in Franklin Co. on Huntrs Crk., adj. said QUILLIN, George KELLY, Jame QUILLIN, being part of 265 ac. granted to Joseph TERRELL. Warrented against the claims of said QUILLIN, his heirs and assigns only. Wit: Sam’l GLENN, J. P., William BULLOCK.

Paul stated there were also several more transactions in 1802, 1803, 1805 and 1808.

Here’s William Bullock in the 1820 Pike County, Mississippi census above Washington Parish (plus some other names I was keeping track of).

1820 PIKE CO. MISSISSIPPI CENSUS

(pg. 5 of 35 at ancestry.com)
Wm. BOOLLOCK 2 – 2 – 1 1 – 1 – 1/ – 6
WIlliam BOWMAN
Martin HOLLAM
Aroh STINSON
Jon. MCCAFETY
Leroy BOWMN
Abr. TREVIT
Andrew BOYD
Ja. P. MCCULLOUGH
Sally NORMAN
Jon.? WARREN
Jon.? TAYLOR Jon.? WALKER

pg. 8 of 35
William ELLIS
James GORDANS
Francis PETOTTE
Jno. WALLING
Geo. C. HAMLET
David BRELAND – – – 1 1 – 1 – 1 – – / – 1
James M. BRELAND 1 – – – 1 – 3 – – 1 – / – 2
Thomas HARVEY
Thomas JONES
John NEWSOM
Joseph READ

pg. 10 of 35

Daniel THOMAS
James TANEY
Sarah ELLIOTTE
pg. 11 of 35
Mr. BRELAND 1 – – – – 1 1 – 1 – 1/ – 1
Robert ELLIOTT
David MCKINZA
Danl. MCKINZA
Wm. LEWIS
Willis MAGEE
Henry MAGEE
Wm. FORTINBERRY
John JONES
Loln.? MAGEE
Daniel or David CLOWER
Thomas MILLER

pg. 12 of 35
Arnsted? HALE
Jno. OGUIN
John OGUIN
Jacob OWENS
Benj. KENADY 1 4 – – – 1 3 – – 1
James CARR
Jilry ? BRELAND – – – 1 – – – – 2 – –

I can locate David Bullock in neither the 1830 nor 1840 Washington Parish, Louisiana census.

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