Headstone of James Hogan Bull
This is the headstone of James Hogan Bull. He was the first postmaster of Old Brook (now Brookhaven, MS). He served eight years as the magistrate for Lawrence County, MS. Then he served two terms, 1823 and 1825, as one of the first legislators for the State of Mississippi, representing Lawrence County.
James Hogan Bull was the son of Ambrose Bull, an American Revolutionary War soldier from North Carolina.
J. H. Bull was married to Frelove "Lovey" Campbell of New Bern, Craven County, North Carolina.
Their children were:
1) Sarah m. Zedekiah Pepper
2) Susan m. John Middleton Hendricks
3) Ambrose Carroll m. a)Sarah Maxwell then b) Eliza Jane Sparks
4) James Campbell m. Lydia King
5) Mary m. Daniel William Hendricks
6) William Maurice m. Louisa Stephens
The J. H. Bull family moved to Yazoo County and established a 3000 acre farm. The family still owns 1000 acres in the same location. (2000 acres went towards paying taxes after the Civil War.) Susie and her brother, John Ellison Bull, Jr., still reside on the Bull Homestead. The Bull Cemetery is located across the street from the home, which is on Mississippi Highway 16 (the Old Canton Road), in Vaughn. It is just west of the Big Black River.
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