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Bull Cemetery
Yazoo County, Mississippi

Lat: 3246'06"N, Lon: 9010'24"W
T11N R1E Sec 16

Contributed by Roger Bull, Jan 08, 2003 [bulldata@hotmail.com]. Total records = 113.

The cemetery is on the Bull Homestead, on Highway 16 (old Canton Rd) in Vaughn, Mississippi. It is approximately 11 miles east of Yazoo City. Traveling eastward, the cemetery is on the left, the Bull home on the right side of the roadway.

The Bull Cemetery is still an active burial ground for the Bull family and the families related to the Bull family by marriage, friendship, slaves who worked with the Bull family on the plantation or by acts of God that brought relative strangers to this rural farming land to pass into the next life. There are westward bound frontier people who stopped for assistance to help with the sick and dying family members. Those who did not survive were buried in the graveyard.

There is more than one infant buried in this cemetery due to the illnesses for which doctors had no cures during those times. The Bull family cared for the sick and buried the dead. Once the survivors were able, they continued their westward journeys. One of those unknown burials is an Confederate soldier, who was mortally wounded during a battle in the area.

These is no sign, simply a collection of headstones or tombstones within a wrought iron fence. Once the fence was made of brick which were manfactured by slaves who worked on the Bull Plantation. The brick wall fell years ago and was replaced by the iron fence. Burials outside the fence line are not marked, unfortunately. There are tombstones dated in the 1830s.

Susie Bull and her brother, John Ellison Bull, Jr., are the last survivors of the Bull family to live on the Bull Homestead. They continue to maintain the homestead and the cemetery.

The Bull Cemetery existence was threatened by road construction several years back. Due to a write-in campaign and a website presence about the danger of loss of the honored burial ground, Mississippi government officials agreed that it should be preserved. The Bull Homestead and the Bull Cemetery are now part of the National Registry.

There are about believed to be 150 persons buried in the Bull cemetery. There are some whose graves are not known to us now.

- Roger Bull
Battaile, Jane Taliaferro, b. 24 Aug 1851, d. 28 Aug 1851, Dau of Wm & Mary Battaile
Battaile, Mary Jane Hendricks, b. 26 Mar 1826, d. 1 Sep 1851, Dau of John M. Hendricks & Susan Bull, w/o William Battaile
Battaile, Mary, b. 26 Mar 1826, d. 1 Sep 1851, w/o William Battaile
Battaile, Susan Hay, b. 9 Aug 1845, d. 22 Aug 1849, Dau of Wm & Mary Battaile
Beall, Sarah, b. 25 Mar 1833, d. 12 Mar 1854, w/o F.M. Beall
Brister, Annie Bull, b. 23 Sep 1872, d. 2 May 1916, w/o Sam Brister
Brister, Lydia King, b. 14 Nov 1859, d. 2177, w/o E.H. Brister
Bull, Edna Broadfoot, b. 11 Sep 1901, d. 13 Jun 1990, w/o John Ellison Bull Sr
Bull, Hugh Ambrose, b. 25 Aug 1869, d. 23 Sep 1968, Son of D. K. Bull & Susan Ellison
Bull, James Campbell, b. 05 Jul 1860, d. 05 Oct 1866, Son of David King Bull & Susan Ellison
Bull, James Campbell, b. 1811 New Bern, Craven Co, NC, d. 10 Dec 1892, age: 81y 10m 24d, Son of J. H. Bull & Lovey Campbell, h/o Lydia King
Bull, James Hogan, b. 23 Jun 1780 New Bern, Craven Co, NC, d. 25 Aug 1840, Son of Ambrose Bull & Elizabeth Johnson, h/o Frelove Campbell
Bull, James M., b. 20 Nov 1875, d. 20 Aug 1898, Son of D. K. Bull & Susan Ellison
Bull, John Ellison, Sr., b. 12 Feb 1880, d. 16 Jan 1969, Son of D. K. Bull & Susan Ellison, h/o Edna Broadfoot
Bull, Louisa Stevens, no dates, w/o William Maurice Bull
Bull, Lydia King, b. 18 Sep 1814, d. 25 Jul 1850, w/o James Campbell Bull
Bull, Massie Lydia, b. 16 Aug 1877, d. 12 Sep 1966, Dau of D. K. Bull & Susan Ellison
Bull, Susan Ellison, b. 8 Jan 1839, d. 15 Sep 1922, w/o David King Bull
Bull, Thomas King, b. 29 Dec 1864, d. 27 Jun 1888, Son of D. K. Bull & Susan Ellison
Bull, William Bruce, b. 5 Oct 1867, d. 15 Jul 1888, Son of D. K. Bull & Susan Ellison
Bull, William Maurice, b. 4 Jun 1816, d. 29 Oct 1848, Son of J. H. Bull & Frelove Campbell, h/o Louisa Stevens
Campbell, Angelin, b. 24 Jul 1828, d. 5 Jan 1851, w/o James Augustus Campbell
Campbell, David King, b. 3 Oct 1837, d. 9 Feb 1910, son of James Campbell and Lydia King, h/o Susan Ellison
Campbell, Docia Edward Daniel, b. 26 Oct 1830, d. 23 Jan 1886, w/o James Augustus Campbell
Campbell, Emeline, b. 1845, d. 16 Mar 1871, age: Age 26 yrs, Dau of T.A. & Mary A. Campbell, w/o Campbell
Campbell, Frelove 'Lovey' Bull, b. 10 Apr 1777, d. 09 Dec 1850, Dau of John Campbell & Lydia Chapman, w/o James Hogan Bull
Campbell, James Augustus, b. 22 Jun 1819, d. 15 Jun 1907, James H. Campbell & (Letitia Bull ?), h/o Docia Edward Daniel
Campbell, James H., b. 8 Nov 1785, d. 7 Jul 1859, Son of James Campbell & Lidia (Lindsey?). h/o Lelelie/Letitia,?
Campbell, Lelelie (Letitia?), b. 16 Sep 1788, d. 12 Nov 1867, w/o James H. Campbell
Daniel, John C., b. 6 Dec 1886, d. 17 Jun 1900,
Daniel, Little Snow, b. , d.,4 Nov 1901, age: 2y 9m 1d, Son of J. C. & L. F. Daniel
Elam, Charlie L., b. 10 Dec 1888, d. 30 Dec 1906, Son of S.H. & Anna Elam
Elam, John Murray, b. 22 Jun 1887, d. 03 Oct 1887, Son of S.H. & Anna Elam
Elliot, Mattie, b. 31 Mar 1878, d. 16 Jan 1898, w/o P. H. Elliot
Elliott, Crofford, b. 16 May 1896, d. 16 May 1896, age: 6m 8d, Son of P. H. Elliott & Mattie ?
Exum, Annie L., b. 03 Oct 1878, d. 07 Jun 1879, Dau of K.W. Ledbetter & S.V. Exum
Exum, Infant Girl, b. 29 Jul 1876, d. 29 Jul 1876, Dau of K.W. Ledbetter & S.V. Exum
Exum, Kinchen Williams, III, b. 30 Aug 1922, d. 6 Aug 1994, Son of Kinchen William Exum, Jr. & ?'
Exum, Kinchen Williams, Jr., b. 17 Jun 1893, d. 10 Jan 1939, Son of Kinchen W. Exum & Susan Ledbetter
Exum, Kinchen Williams, Sr., b. 30 Apr 1848, d. 20 Jul 1909, h/o Susan Ledbetter
Exum, Mary Ellen, b. 29 Jul 1876, d. 11 Sep 1939,
Exum, Sue Virginia, b. 17 Jun 1884, d. 22 Apr 1974,
Exum, Susan V. Ledbetter, b. 08 Jun 1853, d. 7 Oct 1927, w/o Kinchen W. Ledbetter Sr.
Fant, Annie E., b. 22 Jan 1881, d. 9 Oct 1933, Dau of Thomas Millner Moore & Sarah Fredonia Bull, w/o Foster Fant
Fugate, Emaline Robinson Hendricks, b. 25 Oct 1830, d. 23 May 1896, Dau of John M. Hendricks & Susan Bull, w/o Dr. Vincent Hillary Fugate
Fugate, P. M., b. 22 Sep 1848, d. Mar 1851, Child of Dr. Vincent H. Fugate & Emaline R. Hendricks
Fugate, Vincent H., Jr., b. 1 Nov 1850, d. Aug 1852, Son of Dr. Vincent H. Fugate & Emaline R. Hendricks
Fugate, Vincent Hillary, M.D., b. 23 Jun 1815, d. 5 Nov 1876, h/o Emaline Robinson Hendricks
Grantham, Florence Crenshaw, b. 5 Apr 1870, d. 5 Jul 1899, Dau of William Randolph Crenshaw & Mary Jane Bull Samuel, w/o Thomas Grantham
Hendricks, Daniel F., b. 16 Oct 1846, d. 27 Nov 1850, Son of D. W. Hendricks & Mary Bull
Hendricks, Infant Son, d. 11 Jun 1856, Child of W. A. Hendricks & Mary Bull
Hendricks, James C., b. 30 Dec 1830, d. 13 Dec 1842, Son of D. W. Hendricks & Mary Bull
Hendricks, John F., no dates, Co E 30th MS Inf CSA,
Hendricks, John Middleton, Jr., b. 03 Dec 1835, d. 29 Jul 1846, Son of J.M. Hendricks & Susan Bull
Hendricks, John Middleton, b. 24 Nov 1797, d. 09 Jul 1855, h/o Susan,Bull
Hendricks, Mary Bull, b. 20 Apr 1813, d. 15 Nov 1854, Dau of J. H. Bull & Frelove Campbell Daniel, w/o William Hendricks
Hendricks, Mary Bull, b. 25 Jan 1835, d. 02 Apr 1863, Dau of J. C. Bull & Lydia King William, h/o A. Hendricks
Hendricks, Mary S., no data
Hendricks, Mary, b. 25 Jun 1856, d. 24 Aug 1857, Dau of J. F. Hendricks & M. B.
Hendricks, Susan Bull, b. 07 Dec 1803, d. 25 May 1853, Dau of J. H. Bull & Frelove Campbell John, w/o Middleton Hendricks
Hendricks, Susan Jennett, b. 25 Oct 1840, d. 22 Jun 1842, Dau of John M. Hendricks & Susan Bull
Hendricks, Susan O., b. 5 Oct 1848, d. 5 Sep 1853, Dau of D. W. Hendricks & Mary Bull
Hendricks, Willie, b. 02 Apr 1863, d. 01 Sep 1867, Son of William A. Hendricks & Mary Bull
Holliday, Frances E., b. 6 Oct 1831, d. 25 Sep 1845,
Johnson, Mollie, b. 1768, d. 16 Sep 1851, age: 83 yrs,
King, David, b. 28 Apr 1813, d. 19 Aug 1839, age: Age 26 yrs,
Lamb, Jonathan, b. 22 Oct 1796, d. 22 Jan 1848,
Lamb, M. E., b. 29 Nov 1823, d. 15 Oct 1883,
Lamb, Thomas R., b. 17 Apr 1820, d. 14 Sep 1844,
Lamb, W. B., b. 29 Nov 1823, d. 15Oct 1889,
Ledbetter, Chas. P. Jr., b. 15 Nov 1895, d. 22 Aug 1939, Son of Charles P. Ledbetter, Sr. & Maggie C.
Ledbetter, Chas. P. Sr., b. 30 Sep 1858, d. 22 Mar 1930, h/o Maggie C.
Ledbetter, Ellen M. (May?), b. 10 Sep 1848, d. 21 Aug 1918, w/o J. H. Ledbetter
Ledbetter, J. H., b. 3 Mar 1849, d. 9 Apr 1899, h/o Ellen M. M. (May?)
Ledbetter, James Parke, b. 6 Dec 1911, d. 9 Dec 1967,
Ledbetter, John Middleton, b. 22 Jul 1845, d. 15 Aug 1846,
Ledbetter, Maggie C., b. 22 Feb 1877, d. 15 Jul 1900, w/o Chas. P. Ledbetter
Ledbetter, Martha Ann Hendricks, b. 11 Nov 1824, d. 28 Jan 1907, Dau of John M. Hendricks & Susan Bull, w/o Richard Ledbetter
Ledbetter, Nancy 'Nannie', b. 11 Aug 1863, d. 23 Oct 1867
Ledbetter, Nancy, b. 11 Aug 1863, d. 23 Oct 1867,
Ledbetter, Richard, b. 01 May 1810, d. 28 Aug 1877, h/o Martha Ann Hendricks
Ledbetter, Richard, b. 4 May 1916, d. 6 Dec 1921, Son of W. J. Ledbetter & Lula May
Ledbetter, William A., b. 22 May 1850, d. 18 Oct 1855,
Ledbetter, William James, b. 14 Jul 1883, d. 14 Nov 1951, h/o Zula May Smith
Ledbetter, William S., b. 29 Dec 1913, d. 10 Aug 1945, TSgt 124th Inf WWII,
Ledbetter, Zula May Smith, b. 13 Jun 1889, d. 30 May 1947, w/o William James Ledbetter
Lewis, Joe Sr., b. 9 Apr 1879, d. 12 Apr 1942,
Meek, Annie, b. 29 Oct 1850, d. 1856, age: 5y 10m 14d, Dau of James C. Meek & Harriet (Bull?)
Moore, Clifton 'Clif', b. 15 Mar 1887, d. 27 Dec 1958, Son of Thomas Millner Moore & Sarah Fredonia Bull
Moore, Elva, b. 23 Jun 1884, d. 30 Jul 1968, Dau of Thomas Millner Moore & Sarah Fredonia Bull
Moore, Infant Girl, b. 25 Jun 1882, d. 9 May 1884, Dau of Thomas Millner Moore & Sarah Fredonia Bull
Moore, Sarah Fredonia Bull, b. 22 Feb 1858, d. 28 Sep 1944, Dau of D. K. Bull & Susan Ellison, w/o Thomas Millner Moore Sr
Moore, Thomas Millner, Jr., b. 1889, d. 1943, Son of Thomas Millner Moore & Sarah Fredonia Bull
Moore, Thomas Millner, Sr., b. 31 Jan 1856, d. 8 Jan 1925, h/o Sarah Fredonia Bull
Newbelle, William, b. 6 Jun 1806, d. 13 Sep 1847,
Pepper, Elisha, b. 20 Jun 1820, d. 15 Jan 1885, Son of Zedekiah Pepper & Sarah Bull, h/o Rachel West
Pepper, Ezeriah B., b. 6 May 1823, d. 4 Aug 1851, Son of Zedekiah Pepper & Sarah Bull
Pepper, George L., b. , d.,26 Jun 1859, Son of Elisha Pepper & Rachel West
Pepper, Louis E., b. 28 Apr 1814, d. 15 Aug 1889, s/o J. S. Pepper & L. E.
Pepper, Samuel C., b. 18 Jul 1853, d. 3 Jul 1854,
Pepper, Samuel James, b. 1831, d. 1878, Son of Zedekiah Pepper & Sarah Bull
Pepper, William Jerome, b. 5 Feb 1829, d. 1859, Son of Zedekiah Pepper & Sarah Bull
Pepper, Zedekiah C., b. 18 Sep 1849, d. 11 Dec 1849, Son of Elisha Pepper & Rachel West
Pepper, Zedekiah Jr., b. 1827, d. 1898, Son of Zedekiah Pepper & Sarah Bull, h/o M.
Presley, Sam Griffin, b. 3 Nov 1898, d. 27 Jul 1902, s/o J. E. Presley & L. E.
West, Rachel, b. 23 Dec 1823, d. 13 Dec 1874, h/o Elisha Pepper
Whatley, Harmon M., b. 12 Jun 1856, d. 21 Mar 1929,
Whatley, John Warren, b. 22 May 1905, d. 14 May 1906, Son of J. W. Whatley & M. M.
Whatley, Laura, b. 26 Apr 1858, d. 15 Mar 1887, w/o H. M. Whatley
Whatley, Mollie E., b. 18 Mar 1861, d. 24 Jul 1902, w/o H. W. Whatley
Wilkins, Vaughn, b. 21 Nov 1895, d. 26 Oct 1900, s/o W. A. Wilkins & L. F.
Wright, Charles Willis Sr., b. 2 Oct 1919, d. 11 May 1981, h/o Katherine Elizabeth
Wright, Katherine Elizabeth, b. 17 May 1923, d. 7 Nov 1988, Dau of William J. Ledbetter & Zula May Smith, w/o Charles W. Wright Sr.

 

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