Mary Ellen Bull

FemaleApril 1842–17 June 1918

Brief Life History of Mary Ellen

Mary Ellen Bull was born in April 1842, in Indiana, United States. She married Frances Padget on 19 March 1863, in Sangamon, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Shaws Point Township, Macoupin, Illinois, United States in 1900 and Brushy Mound Township, Macoupin, Illinois, United States in 1910. She died on 17 June 1918, in Spaulding, Sangamon, Illinois, United States, at the age of 76.

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Family Time Line

Frances Padget
Mary Ellen Bull
Marriage: 19 March 1863
Abraham S Padget
Mahala J. Padgett
Dora Ann Padget
Thomas Edger Padget
Margaret Elizabeth Padget
Everett Padgett

Sources (8)

  • Mary E Padget in household of Frank Padget, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Mary Ball in entry for Abraham Padget and Ida Belle Steward, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • Mary E Padgett in household of Frank Padgett, "United States Census, 1880"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    19 March 1863Sangamon, Illinois, United States
  • Children (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)


    Age 4

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    1851 · Constitution of 1851

    Age 9

    Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.


    Age 21

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

    Name Meaning

    English: nickname for a strong, aggressive, bull-like man, from Middle English bule, bole. Occasionally, the name may denote a keeper of a bull (compare Bulman ), or possibly someone who lived at a building distinguished by the sign of a bull.

    German (mainly northern): from Middle Low German bulle ‘bull’, used as a nickname for a cattle breeder, keeper, or dealer. Compare South German Ochs .

    South German: nickname for a short fat man, a variant of Bolle , or a nickname for a man with the physical characteristics of a bull.

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

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