William Pullen

26 June 1805–8 January 1883 (Age 77)
Phelps, Phelps, Ontario, New York, United States

The Life of William

When William Pullen was born on 26 June 1805, in Phelps, Phelps, Ontario, New York, United States, his father, Nicholas W Pullen, was 25 and his mother, Sarah Cooper, was 30. He married Nancy Taylor Field on 28 January 1830, in Village of Sodus, Sodus, Wayne, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Michigan, United States in 1870 and Allegan, Allegan, Michigan, United States in 1880. He died on 8 January 1883, in Allegan, Michigan, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Allegan, Allegan, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Pullen
Nancy Taylor Field
Marriage: 28 January 1830
Sarah Elizabeth "Libbie" Pullen
George T Pullen
William Wells Pullen
Harriet Pullen
Phebe Ann Pullen
Cornelia Resetta Pullen
Nancy Ellen Pullen
Julia Evaline Pullen
Anastasia S "Anise" Pullen
John Whitefield Pullen

Spouse and Children

28 January 1830
Village of Sodus, Sodus, Wayne, New York, United States


+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Nicholas W Pullen


    Sarah Cooper




World Events (8)


Age 3

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Age 7

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 22

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 (southern): from Old French poulain ‘colt’; a metonymic occupational name for a horse-breeder or nickname for a frisky person.

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Pullen, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Wm Pullen, "United States Census, 1880"
  • William Pullin, "United States Census, 1840"

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