Pitt County’s oldest citizen.

More about Cromwell Bullock, known as “Crummell,” who lived at various times in the areas of Wilson, Edgecombe and Pitt Counties between the towns of Saratoga and Fountain.

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Greenville News, 23 April 1919.

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Some notes:

  • Plymouth is in Washington County, North Carolina, east of Wilson County near the coast.
  • The 1860 slave schedule of Edgecombe County, North Carolina, lists Joshua K. Bullock as the owner of 50 enslaved people, including a 40 year-old male described as mulatto who might have been Cromwell.
  • Cromwell Bullock and Charity Farmer were married, though not legally, well prior to Emancipation. In 1866, they recorded their 17-year cohabitation in Wilson County.
  • The farm he purchased was likely in far southeastern Edgecombe County, near the Pitt County border. (I need to search further for a definitive location.)
  • Polly Wooten was Cromwell Bullock’s third wife. He was married briefly to a woman named Fannie between his first wife’s death in 1893 and his marriage to Polly in 1903.
  • I have only been able to identify ten children: John Bullock, Nathaniel Bullock, Cromwell Bullock Jr.Caroline Bullock Moore James White, Milly Bullock Scarborough, Peter Bullock, Harry Bullock, Jesse Bullock, Dempsey Bullock, and Leah Bullock Moore.

3 comments

  1. Wow I’ve been doing alot of research lately even talking with family members about our family history background! my great grandmothers name was Mabel Lee Bullock until she married and her fathers name was James Bullock his father was Cromwell Bullock Jr. and his mother/father was Charity Farmer Bullock/Cromwell Bullock Sr. So I guess that makes this man my Great Great Great Great Grandfather all of this backed through the Census and documents I’ve came across in my research this is amazing please help me learn and find out more about my family history if can

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  2. Wow! This is is amazing I’ve been researching my family history and asking family members questions along with looking at census and records come to find out my great grandmothers name was name Mabel Lee Bullock before she was married. Her father was James Bullock his father was Cromwell Bullock Jr. and his mother/father was Charity Farmer Bullock/Cromwell Bullock Sr. Which makes this man my great great great great grandfather this is so amazing I truly believe everything is validated please correct me if wrong but this is great to learn! please help me learn more of my family background if possible

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