Chapter XLII

DAVIS - Biographical Sketches – Richland


…justice of the peace and conveyancer, P.O. Quakertown, is the last of the name in his immediate family, and is a native of Burlington county, N. J., where he was born November 15, 1811, a son of Edward and Hannah (Lanning) Bullock. His grandfather was Isaac Bullock, whose ancestors came from England and settled in Burlington county several years prior to the revolution. They were among the stanch families of that state, were mostly agriculturists and owned large tracts of land. The Lanning family was likewise an old family and equally prominent. The subject of this sketch left home at the age of fifteen, went to Philadelphia and there learned the bricklayer’s trade, which he followed for several years. In 1841 he removed to Mauch Chunk, and was there engaged in the lumber business for twenty-seven years. He manufactured large quantities of lumber, but in 1862 the flood in the Lehigh destroyed his mills and carried off his lumber. He owned 4000 acres of land, yet his flood nearly ruined him financially. He recovered to some extent, however, and in 1868 located in Quakertown, and has a competence for his declining years. He was elected justice of the peace in 1876, and served five years. Since 1881 he has acted as notary public, and does conveyancing and office business of a similar character. He was married, April 4, 1843, to Mary, daughter of Samuel Lippincott, one of the prominent business men of Mauch Chunk, but a former resident of Philadelphia, where she was born November 5, 1813. Mr. Bullock and wife have three children: Edward L., Annie E., and M. Alice. Annie is the wife of Samuel J. Levick, Jr. (deceased). Edward L. resides at Audenried, Carbon county, and is superintendent of the Beaverbrook colliery. He is a graduate of the Pennsylvania Polytechnic college and a fine scholar. Both of Mr. Bullock’s daughters are graduates of prominent schools of the state. He is identified with the Society of Friends.


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