Thomas Bullock

28 August 1796–
Rensselaer, Rensselaer, New York, United States

The Life of Thomas

When Thomas Bullock was born on 28 August 1796, in Rensselaer, Rensselaer, New York, United States, his father, Lewis Bullock, was 31 and his mother, Rebecca Bullock, was 34. He had at least 1 son and 1 daughter with Phebe A Clapp. He lived in New York, United States in 1870 and Pittstown, Rensselaer, New York, United States in 1875.

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Thomas Bullock
Phebe A Clapp
Helen L Bullock
Alexander Bullock

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    Phebe A Clapp




    Helen L Bullock


    Alexander Bullock


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World Events (8)

1797 · Albany is Named Capital of New York

Age 1

Albany became the capital of New York in 1797. Albany is the oldest continuous settlement of the original 13 colonies.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 4

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 31

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

Name Meaning

English: from Middle English bullok ‘bullock’ (Old English bulluc), referring to a young bull rather than a castrated one, probably applied as a nickname for an exuberant young man, or a metonymic occupational name for a keeper of bullocks.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Thomas Bullock, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Thomas Bullock, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Thomas Bullock, "New York State Census, 1875"

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