Biographical Sketch of Heman R. Bull

Bull, Heman R., Ferrisburgh, North Ferrisburgh p. o., was born in Charlotte, Chittenden county, Vt., in 1814, and settled in Ferrisburgh, Vt., in 1833. He is a farmer and owns 300 acres. He was married in 1837 to Rachel M. Palmer, of Ferrisburgh, Vt. She was a daughter of Peter Palmer, and died in 1884, aged seventy-two years, and leaving six children, Aurilla Mrs. Edward Keeler), Celia (Mrs. James Barton), Melvia Ann (Mrs. Albert Boardman), Elmer H. (who married Mary Cole), Peter P., and Watson W. Heman R. Bull was a son of Jeremiah and Phebe (Palmer) Bull. She was born in Ferrisburgh, Vt., in 1788, and he was born in Danby, Rutland county, Vt., in 1782. He died in 1824 leaving five sons and three daughters, six of whom are now living — Lott, Jonathan, Heman R., Hiram, Joel, and Celia. Phebe died in 1875, after having resided with her son Heman for over twenty years. Burroughs, Stephen M., Waltham, was born in Ferrisburgh, Vt., on September 5, 1812, and in 1838 he settled in Waltham, Vt., on the farm he now occupies. He was married on March 20, 1837, to Submit W. Allen (a daughter of Solomon and Catherine (Cross) Allen, who were natives of Panton, Vt.), and by whom he had four children, George E., Solon, Judge S., and Mary J., who were twins. The house Mr. Burroughs occupies was the first frame house which was built in Waltham, Vt., and seven families have occupied the farm since its original settlement; and but one death has occurred on the farm, that of Mrs. Stephen M. Burroughs, which occurred on March 22, 1885. Stephen M. Burroughs was a son of Ethan and Miranda (Finney) Burroughs. Ethan Burroughs was born in Trumbull, Conn, on November 17, 1780, and died on August 9, 1850. His children were Ethan (deceased), Lodeska E. (deceased), Stephen M., Ethan, Lucia A., Eden (deceased), Joseph (deceased), Solon (deceased), and Sebah. Stephen M.’s paternal grandfather was a native of Trumbull, Conn., who settled in Ferrisburgh, Vt., in 1787. His wife was Patience Middlebrook (a daughter of Dr. Stephen Middlebrook, of Trumbull, Conn.), and by whom he had two children, Patience (Mrs. William Walker) and Ethan. Joseph Burroughs died on July 11, 1817, aged seventy years; his wife on September 13, 1837. His maternal grandfather was Sackett Finney, of Monkton, Vt., who lived to be ninety-three years of age, and at his death left over three hundred descendants.



Addison County VT,

Smith, H. P. History of Addison County Vermont: With Illustrations And Biographical Sketches of Some of Its Prominent Men And Pioneers. Syracuse, N.Y.: D. Mason & co., 1886.

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  1. Searching for records of the Burroughs family in Ferrisburg – Vergennes area, my wife is a descendant, although we know little of their history in VT. We suspect Burroughs Farm Road relates to her family.

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