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Samuel Bullock

Birthplace: Rehoboth, Plymouth Colony
Death: Died in Rehoboth, Bristol County, Province of Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Son of Richard Bullock and Elizabeth Bullock
Husband of Mary Bullock and Thankful Bullock
Father of Mary Bullock; Ebenezer Bullock; Thankful Martin; Samuel Bullock; Israel Bullock and 3 others
Brother of Elizabeth Eddy; Mary Haille; Mehitable West; Abigail Bowen; Hopestill Lombard and 2 others
Half brother of Mercy Bullock and Richard Bullock

Occupation: Farmer, Miller, Sawyer, Ferry Operator
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About Samuel Bullock

  • Samuel Bullock
  • Birth: Aug. 19, 1648 Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Death: Mar. 10, 1718 Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA
  • He married, first, on Nov 12,1673 at Swansea,MA, Mary Thurber. She died shortly after childbirth on Oct 5,1674.
  • He married, second, Thankful ?Rouse?, on May 26,1675 at Rehoboth,MA.
  • Children(by first marriage): Mary Bullock (died young).
  • Children(by second marriage): Ebenezer Bullock, Thankful Bullock Martin, Samuel Bullock Jr, Israel Bullock, Daniel Bullock, Richard Bullock, and Seth Bullock.
  • Family links:
  • Parents:
  • Richard Bullock (1622 - 1667)
  • Elizabeth Ingraham Bullock (1628 - 1659)
  • Spouse:
  • Thankful Rouse Bullock
  • Children:
    • Thankful Bullock Martin (1681 - 1762)*
    • Daniel Bullock (1688 - ____)*
    • Seth Bullock (1693 - 1784)*
  • Siblings:
  • Samuel Bullock (1648 - 1718)
  • Elizabeth Bullock Eddy (1650 - 1729)*
  • Mary Bullock Haile (1652 - 1729)*
  • Abigail Bullock Bowen (1657 - 1704)*
  • Burial: Unknown
  • Find A Grave Memorial# 44445933
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  • BULLOCK, Samuel
  • b. 19 AUG 1648 Rehoboth, Bristol, Mass.
  • d. 10 MAR 1716/7 Rehoboth, Bristol, Mass.
  • Parents:
  • Father: BULLOCK, Richard
  • Mother: INGRAM, Elizabeth
  • Family:
  • Marriage: 12 NOV 1673 Rehoboth, Bristol, Mass.
  • Spouse: THURBER, Mary
  • b. 1648 Stanton, Lincoln, England
  • d. 4 OCT 1674 Rehoboth, Bristol, Mass.
  • Parents:
  • Father: THURBER, John
  • Mother: Priscilla,
  • Family:
  • Marriage: 26 MAY 1675 Rehoboth, Bristol, Mass.
  • Spouse: ROUSE, Thankful
  • b. 27 JUN 1657 Marshfield, Plymouth, Mass.
  • d. 22 JUL 1762 Rehoboth, Bristol, Mass.
  • Parents:
  • Father: ROUSE, John
  • Mother: PEABODY, Annis
  • Children:
    • BULLOCK, Ebenezer
    • BULLOCK, Mary b. 5 OCT 1678 Rehoboth, Bristol, Mass.
    • BULLOCK, Thankful
    • BULLOCK, Samuel
    • BULLOCK, Israel
    • BULLOCK, Daniel
    • BULLOCK, Richard
    • BULLOCK, Seth
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Several Bullocks - brothers? cousins? served in the Revolutionary War including:

John, a sergeant, Preserved James, sergeant.

Comfort and Jacob - 3 years, David and Jonathon, 15 months, Nathan also served.


Samuel was born and died at Rehoboth. His homestead, almost certainly the bulk of his father's estate, which included the landing on Palmer's River at the head of navigation, became known as "The Rocky River Farm" and remained in the family (Bullock and Davis) for more than 200 years. In 1673 he was admitted to the Swanzey (Swansea) Baptist Church. He was declared a freeman of the colony in 1680 and was admitted in 1682. Historical notes say he was a contributor to "King Phillip's War" to the amount of 12 shillings, 8 pence. In 1696 he was nominated to the General Court, but declined to serve. In 1697, Samuel was awarded guardianship of Samuel Barney (born February 6, 1680, to the late Jacob & Ann [Witt] Barney. Another Barney son, Jonathan, went to Solomon Curtis). He was one of the first to acquire land in Swanzey, where he lived for a short time. Samuel, his second wife and sons Ebenezer and Richard, were members of Rev. John Myle's Baptist congregation. He served as a Deacon in this church until his death. On November 15, 1711, Samuel assisted Rev. Samuel Luther of Swanzey in the ordination of William Peckham at the First Baptist Church of Newport. This was the first ordination of a Baptist minister to occur in America.

The "Swanzey" used here and elsewhere is not the Swansea of the present day. There are several Swanseas in the area now. Swanzey was a large, poorly defined, area that included areas that later became Warren, Barrington and other communities, now in both Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Although there was transfer of lands from Massachusetts to Rhode Island as early as 1747, the boundaries between the two states weren't fully stabilized until 1812. We chose to use the "Swanzey" spelling for sites in the area prior to the Revolution.


Samuel Bullock was a large landowner at Rehoboth, Massachusetts, and was one of the first purchasers of Swansea. His name appears on the 1671 tax list of Rehoboth, Massachusetts, paying 3/-. In 1675 and 1676 he contributed liberally to the expenses of King Philip's War. He was propounded as a Freeman in 1680, and admitted in 1682.

On 10 May 1682 he sold four acres of swamp land to Samuel Luther of Swansea for £3.

His name appears on a list of names having right to Rehoboth lands "in a full Towne metting ffeabuary the 7th 1689 [1689/90]" in connection with Major William Bradford's quit claim deed. In 1696 he was chosen as a representative to the General Court of Massachusetts, but declined to serve.

He became a deacon of the church of Rev. John Wyle. On 15 November 1711 he attended, with Rev. Samuel Luther, the ordination of Rev. William Peckham as Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Newport, Rhode Island. His will was proved 7 April 1718.

____________________ Biography from

Excerpt from Genealogical and family history of the state of New Hampshire:

"Samuel, eldest son of Richard and Elizabeth (Ingraham) Bullock, was born August 19, 1648, in Rehoboth, and died there March 10, 1718. He was a large landholder and a farmer, and contributed liberally in defraying the expenses of King Philip's war in 1675-76. He was married (first) November 2, 1673, to Mary Thurber, of Swansea, who died October 4, 1674. He was married (second) May 16, 1675, to Thankful Rouse of Rehoboth."[1] birth[2] marriages[3] death[4] NOTE: There is debate over the parents of Richard Bullock. There is debate over " Elizabeth Ingraham. Elizabeth Billington,2nd wife of Richard,was the daughter of Francis Billington, who was the son of John Billington,one of signers of Mayflower Compact.He was hanged for murder in 1630,in Plymouth Colony. This branch of Bullock family probably settled in "Bullock's Point".now part of Riverside,East Providence, Rhode Island. Severalo of this family buried in "Little Neck Cemetery" in Riverside. Profile #: KF5B-C2C 26 August 2013 by MichelleRobinsonNehring2


Genealogical and family history of the state of New Hampshire: a record of the achievements of her people in the making of a commonwealth and the founding of a nation, by Stearns, Ezra S; Whitcher, William F. (William Frederick), 1845-1918; Parker, Edward E. (Edward Everett), 1842-1923, Published 1908 A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England, Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May, 1692, on the basis of Farmer's Register, by Savage, James. Boston, Little & Company, 1860 Vital Records of Rehoboth, 1642-1895, by James N. Arnold, Providence, R.I. Narragansett Historical Publishing Company, 1897 Footnotes

↑ Genea. hist. New Hampshire, pp. 406-407 GHNH p. 406 ↑ Vital Records Rehoboth, p. 563, VRR p. 563 Text: "Samuel, of Richard August 19 1648" ↑ Genea. Dict. First Settlers, p. 297, GDFS p. 297 ↑ Vital Records Rehoboth, p. 806,, VRR p. 806 Text: "Dea Samuel, March 10, 1717-8" Notes

Genealogical Dictionary, p 297, gives the following text: "Bullock....Samuel, Rehoboth, m. 12 Nov 1863, Mary Thurber, wh d. 4 Oct fol when d. Mary was b. and he m.26 May1675, Thankful Rouse, had Thankful, b. 1681."

Savage used abbreviations extensively in his publication. The above is interpreted as Samuel (Bullock), of Rehoboth, married 12 Nov 1673 Mary Thurber, who died 4 Oct the following year when daughter Mary was born and he married 26 May 1765, Thankful Rouse. They had Thankful born 1681.


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Samuel Bullock's Timeline

August 19, 1648
Rehoboth, Plymouth Colony
October 5, 1674
Age 26
Rehoboth, Bristol, MA
February 22, 1676
Age 27
Rehoboth, Bristol, Mass.
May 26, 1681
Age 32
Of, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts
November 7, 1683
Age 35
Rehoboth, Plymouth Colony
Age 37
Of, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts
April 9, 1687
Age 38
Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts