Joseph Bullers

JOSEPH BULLERS. The father of Joseph Bullers, of New Kensington was John Bullers, born in 1801, in England, and in 1842 emigrated to the United States, settling in Jefferson county. He had been a lace manufacturer in the old country, but on coming to his new home engaged for the remainder of his life in farming. He was a member of the Baptist church. Mr. Bullers married, in England, a Miss Shaw, and of their ten children six died in the old country. Those whom they brought with them to the United States were: William, Edwin, James and Ebenezer. After the death of his wife Mr. Bullers married Adeline Harrington, and their children were: Henry, deceased; Mary Ann, married J. Jones of Jefferson county, and is now deceased; Joseph, mentioned hereafter; Elizabeth, wife of E. J. Irwin, of Jefferson county; Emily, married John Campbell; Rachel, wife of William Kirkman; Catherine, wife of W. N. Humphrey; Lucy, married William Clark; one who died in infancy; Thomas, deceased; Charles G., a farmer in Jefferson county; and Elmer, a farmer on the homestead. Mr. Bullers, the father, died in 1888.

Joseph Bullers, son of John and Adeline (Harrington) Bullers, was born October 14. 1845, in Jefferson county, where he was educated in the common schools. When but sixteen years of age he engaged in the lumber business for himself at Brookville, and continued it successfully for forty years. In connection with this he labored in summer as a farmer and drover. He is the only man in that part of the country who deals in pine timber. In 1885 he moved to New Kensington, established himself in the mercantile business, and the following year built a large store-house on the corner of Ninth street and Fourth avenue, which is one of the finest in the borough. He has there successfully continued the business ever since, carrying a general line of groceries and country produce. Since becoming a resident of the town he has built twenty houses. He belongs to Brookville Lodge No. 217, I. O. O. F. In politics he is a Republican, and at one time was a member of the borough council. Mr. Bullers married Hannah F., daughter of James and Susan (Keys) Suffolk, the former English and the latter of Irish parentage. The children born to Mr. and Mrs. Bullers were: Arthur, died at the age of seven years; Amos, who is on his father's farm in Jefferson county, married Annie Coughern, and has two children: Florence and Helen; Vernie, wife of Joseph Dewitt of New Kensington; and one who died in infancy.

Source: Page(s) 182, History of Westmoreland County, Volume II, Pennsylvania by John N Boucher. New York, The Lewis Publishing Company, 1906.
Transcribed May 2007 by Nathan Zipfel for the Westmoreland County History Project
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