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Mary Chambers and Thomas Bullock both born in Pennsylvania

Mary Chambers and Thomas Bullock both born in Pennsylvania

Posted: 18 Apr 2005 11:44PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 19 Apr 2005 5:47AM GMT
Surnames: Chambers, Bullock, Green
I am searching for information about my Great Grandparents. I have hit a brickwall and am very discouraged. Thomas Bullock/Bullok married Mary Chambers, born approx 1837. He was a painter according to 1870 census records, born in 1824. Her mother came from Ireland but I do not know if she was married before, or after coming to North America. I DO know and have military papers drafting him into service in Coitsville, Ohio 1863 and also his discharge papers. I can not find anything on that place either. Their son also named Thomas Fontaine Bullock was born in Nebraska in 1872/3 and married Rosamond Alberta Green in Nebraska 1896. If anyone has any suggestion as to where to look further, or if this ties into others information I would love to hear from you. Thank you!

Re: Mary Chambers and Thomas Bullock both born in Pennsylvania

Chuck Lawton (View posts)
Posted: 20 Apr 2005 6:13PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Chambers, Bullock
I am descended from John and Martha Chambers through their son Joseph. The family lived in Allegheny City (now part of Pittsburgh). John was born in Pennsylvania and died in 1861. Martha was born in Ireland and died in 1868. John's estate documents identify one of his daughters as Jane and states that she was married to Thomas Bullock. The documents also state that Jane had died sometime after John's death but before the estate was settled in 1869. John and Martha also had a daughter named Mary who, according to the estate documents, was unmarried at the time John's estate was settled.

I had not been able to determine what became of Mary Chambers. She is not buried with her parents and she does not appear in the census in the Pittsburgh area from 1870 onward. After reading your post, I am convinced that after Jane died, Thomas Bullock married her sister Mary. Yesterday I found Thomas and Mary Bullock in the 1870 census in Nebraska. The two children living with them match the names and ages of two of the children which Thomas and Jane had according to John Chambers' estate documents.

One discrepancy I can see is that the age of Mary is a little bit off. The Mary who was the daughter of John and Martha was 16 in the 1850 census so I believe she was born about 1834.

Let me know what you think. I can send you the estate documents I have so you can decide for yourself if I'm on the right track.

Re: Mary Chambers and Thomas Bullock both born in Pennsylvania

Posted: 20 Apr 2005 8:18PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 13 Apr 2006 5:13AM GMT
Dear Chuck Lawton,

WOW. I am SO excited to hear from you. All information given matches mine, almost! I had an inconsistency in names, but everything else matches. I even have a picture of Mary Bullock. Any information that you would be willing to share would be received with JOY!
I can fill you in on what I have. Thank you so much for the response! Beth
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