The surname Bullen is of ancient Norman-French origin, and was also spelled Bullein and Boleyn, that latter being the more common spelling in old England.
(I) Samuel Bullen, ancestor of all of the colonial families of this surname in this country, was born in England, and came as early as 1639 to Dedham, Massachusetts. He was a proprietor of that town, June 23, 1640. He removed to Medfield, an adjoining township, formed from Dedham, and was deacon of the church there. He was admitted a freeman June 2, 1641. He died Jan. 16, 1691-92, and his estate was divided by the heirs by agreement dated June 24, 1697, signed by sons, Samuel and Joseph, and Mary Clarke, John Bullen, Elisha Bullen, the children of Elizabeth Wheelock, the children of Ephraim Bullen, children of Melatiah Fihser and Bethia Colburn.
He married, Aug. 10, 1641, Mary, daughter of Samuel Morse. She died Feb. 14, 1692. She was admitted to the church June 7, 1646.
1. Mary, July 20, 1642.
2. Samuel, Dec. 19, 1644.
3. Elizabeth, Feb. 3, 1647.
4. Joseph, Sept. 6, 1651.
5. Ephraim, July 18, 1653.
6. Melatiah, Sept. 15, 1655.
7. Elisha, Dec. 26, 1657.
8. John, mentioned below.
9. Eleazer, April 26, 1662.
10. Bethia, Aug. 1, 1664.
(II) John, son of Samuel Bullen, was born at Medfield, about 1660. He married, Jan. 3, 1684, Judith Fisher.
Children, born at Medfield:
1. Judith, Oct. 23, 1689.
2. John, Jan. 31, 1692.
3. David, Jan. 14, 1694.
4. Michael, April 2, 1696; mentioned below.
5. Mary, Feb. 26, 1699.
6. Silence, May 21, 1701, died young.
7. Samuel, Aug. 20, 1702.
(III) Michael, son of John Bullen, was born at Medfield, April 2, 1696. He lived in Medway, formerly Medfield. He married Lydia _____.
Children, botn at Medfield and Medway:
1. Elizabeth, Dec. 15, 1727.
2. Daniel, Oct. 27, 1729.
3. John, mentioned below.
4. Jabez, Aug. 4, 1734.
5. Mary, Oct. 8, 1738.
6. Benoni, Sept. 22, 1740.
7. Joseph, July 3, 1744.
The town history says of Jabez: "Jabez Bullen was crazed of disappointed love. He would not eat or speak. They carreid him into the church and prayed over him in a broad aisle that the dumb devil would come out of him and he spoke at once!"
(IV) John (2), son of Michael Bullen, was born at Medway, Sept. 18, 1732, died there Nov. 28, 1817. He married Elizabeth Adams. Only one child is mentioned in the records, Jeduthan, mentioned below.
(V) Jeduthan, son of John (2) Bullen, was born at Medway, Jan. 3, 1751. He was a soldier in the revolution from Medway, a private in Captain Joseph Lowell's company, Fourth Regiment, serving in the Rhode Island campaign in 1776; also in Captain John Ellis' company, Major Seth Bullard's regiment, in 1780. He appears also to have been sergeant in Captain Samuel Cowell's company, Colonel L. Robinson's regiment, in 1776, and first lieutanant of Captain Joshua Partridge's company, Colonel John Smith's regiment, on the Lexington Alarm, April 19, 1775. He died March 5, 1830.
He married (first) at Medway, July 2, 1772, Dolly, daughter of David and Dorothy Clark. She died July 20, 1785. He married (second) Nov. 9, 1785, Bathsheba, born April 6, 1763, died April 21, 1828, daughter of Asa and Bathsheba (Fairbanks) Daniels.
Children, born at Medway, by first wife:
1. Elizabeth, Oct. 26, 1772.
2. Mary, Oct. 28, 1774; married Lowell Clark.
3. Jeduthan, May, 1777; died 1778.
4. John, March 21, 1779.
5. David, March 24, 1782.
6. Jeduthan, Feb. 7, 1784, mentioned below.
Children of second wife:
7. Otis Holbrook, April 14, 1786.
8. Walter, Aug. 6, 1787.
9. Lowell, Oct. 8, 1789.
10. Asa, June 29, 1791.
11. Susanna, Sept. 7, 1792.
12. Betsey, March 17, 1795.
13. Lewis, April 10, 1798.
(VI) Jeduthan (2) son of Jeduthan (1) Bullen, was born at Medway, Feb. 7, 1784. He married, and among his children was Samuel, mentioned below.
(VII) Samuel (2) son of Jeduthan (2) Bullen, was born in Keene, New Hampshire, June 22, 1827, died at Jay, Essex coutny, New York, Dec. 29, 1884. He went to Black Brook, N.Y., when a young man, and followed the trade of iron worker for forty-five years. He finally engaged in farming in Jay after the civil war, and continued to the time of his death. He lived in the village of Black Brook for fifty years.
He married Elizabeth Emmons.
Children, born at Black Brook:
5. Charlotte, maried Benjamin Wells; resides at Duluth, Michigan.
6. Jeduthan H., mentioned below.
7. Samuel, resides at Ticonderoga.
(VIII) Jeduthan H., son of Samuel (2) Bullen, was born at Black Brook, Clinton county, N.Y., Jan. 23, 1845, and is now  living at Au Sable Forks, N.Y. He had a common school education and also attended a business college. He was clerk in the office of the Rogers Iron Company for twenty-four years and engaged in business on his own account as a general merchant at Ticonderoga from 1891 to 1895. Since then he has been with the Au Sable Supply Company at Au Sable Forks. In politics he is a Democrat, and he has been town clerk of Black Rock. He is a member of Mount Defiance Lodge, No. 794, Free and Accepted Masons of Ticonderoga; of Ethan Allen Lodge, Independent Order of Odd Fellow. In religion he is a Presbyterian.
He married in 1873, Amanda Church, born in 1850 in Wilmington, Essex county, N.Y., daughter of Amos and Eliza (Sanford) Avery.
1. Jed W., mentioned below.
2. Wilbur Barnard, born April 16, 1875, died in 1901; was a merchant in partnership with his uncle, Wilbur Avery, at Forestdale, Vermont; married Frances Stevenson.
3. Anne, died in infancy.
4. Stearns, died in infancy.
5. Benjamin Wells, married Daisy Slater; child, Margaret.
6. John Henry, born at Black Brook, lives in Ticonderoga.
7. Stearns Samuel, born at Black Brook, student in Cornell University.
(IX) Jed W., son of Jeduthan H. Bullen, was born at Black Brook, Clinton county, N.Y., Sept. 18, 1874. He attended the public schools of Plattsburgh and Ticonderoga. He taught school one year at Plattsburgh. He was a private secretary to Congressman Foote for three years, 1897-99. He was with Rice & Hutchins Company of Boston, manufacturers of boots and shoes. He returned to Ticonderoga in 1900 and entered the employ of W. J. Smith, a lumber dealer. When the business was incorporated in 1902 as the W. J. smith Lumber Company, Mr. W. J. Smith was made president, Herbert Wheeler, vice-president and manager, and Mr. Bullen, secretary and treasurer. Since then he has devoted his time to his concern. In politics he is a Republican and is at the present time  supervisor of the town of Ticonderoga.
He is a member of the Mount Defiance Lodge, No. 794, Free and Accepted Masons, and of the Congregational church. He married in 1899, Anna Clement, born at Queensbury, Warren county, N.Y., daughter of W. J. Smith, of the W. J. Smith Lumber Company of Ticonderoga, and Catherine (Lockhart) Smith.
1. Avery Lockhart, born June 29, 1900.
2. Wilbur Warren, Nov. 11, 1901.
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