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BULL FAMILY CEMETERY (Elkton) GILES COUNTY TENNESSEE

BULL, Adrian D. (Davenport), 15 May 1815 - 5 Dec 1898. Masonic Emblem. (Zenia, Greene Co. Ohio native; s/o John & Katherine Bull; in 1838 he mar. Ursla Williams.) 5478,5487,5488,5489

Obituary for Adrian Davenport Bull from Pulaski Newspaper, December 8, 1898
OLD CITIZEN GONE

In the death of A. D. Bull which occurred at his home in Elkton at 3 o'clock Monday morning, Giles County loses one of the oldest and best friends. Mr. Bull came to Pulaski from Ohio about 1836 or 1838 and went into business as a saddler and did a thriving business for awhile.
He lived in a house which stood where J. B. Childers now lives, and when Mr. Childers, then a young man came to Pulaski in 1841, he boarded with Mr. Bull. About 1843 Mr. Bull went to Elkton and engaged in general merchandising. He prospered in business and became quite wealthy.
About ten years ago he became totally blind, but his grand-daughters, especially Miss Marcella, were so kind and attentive to him that it was not so great an affliction as it would have been otherwise.
Some ten days ago his health became more feeble than usual and he gradually and peacefully sank to sleep. The funeral was conducted Tuesday by the pastor of the Methodist Church and the body was laid away with the honors of the Masonic Lodge, the deceased having been for years a faithful member of both of these institutions.