Elizabeth Bullin

17 August 1842–11 November 1920 (Age 78)
Rockford, Surry, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Bullin was born on 17 August 1842, in Rockford, Surry, North Carolina, United States, her father, William M Bullin Sr, was 25 and her mother, Sallie Holyfield, was 30. She married Jonathan D Gordon on 29 January 1864, in Surry, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Mount Airy Township, Surry, North Carolina, United States in 1920 and Mount Airy, Surry, North Carolina, United States in 1920. She died on 11 November 1920, in Surry, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Mount Airy, Surry, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jonathan D Gordon
Elizabeth Bullin
Marriage: 29 January 1864
William R Gordon
Rebecca Gordon

Spouse and Children

29 January 1864
Surry, North Carolina, United States


Parents and Siblings

    William M Bullin Sr





    Jesse Bullin


    Edmond Bullin


    Nancy Jane Bullin



    James Bullen


+9 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 4

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1853 · First State Fair

Age 11

The first state fair in North Carolina was held in Raleigh and was put on by the North Carolina State Agricultural Society in 1853. The fair has been continuous except for during the American Civil War and Reconstruction and WWII.

Age 21

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

1 English (Cambridgeshire): probably a metonymic occupational name for someone employed in a cattle shed, or a topographic name for someone who lived by one, from a reduced form of Middle English bulehus ‘bull house’, from bul(l)e, bol(l)e ‘bull’ + h(o)us ‘house’.2 Latvian: nickname or metonymic occupational name from bullis ‘bull’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Elizabeth Gordin in household of Elizabeth Bullin, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Betsy Garden in household of William Garden, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Elizabeth Gordon, "United States Census, 1900"

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