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Jacob Elijah Bull
© Cheyenne Star, Cheyenne, OK
Submitted by: Wanda Purcell

Jacob Elijah Bull was born May 4, 1856 at Centerville, Leon County, Texas and was married to Nettie Ann Palmer in the year of 1886 at Breckenridge, Texas. Three children were born to this union; two girls and one son.

The daughters, Mrs. A. E. Merriam of Lipscomb, Texas; and Mrs. H. D. O. Hammond of Roswell, New Mexico; survive their father.

The son, Temple Houston Bull, was killed near Wichita, Kansas, in a truck accident a few years ago.

He has three grandchildren, Mrs. Burle McCommis of El Paso, Texas; and Sharon and Trenton Bull of Wichita, Kansas. He is also survived by one brother, George Bull of Mangum, Oklahoma; and his widow, Mrs. Nettie Ann Bull of Lipscomb, Texas.

Mr. Bull came to Day County, Oklahoma Territory, in the year, 1894, where they resided several years and later moved to Grand, the county seat of Day county, where he engaged in the ranching business and served several years as sheriff of Day County.

Many years ago he removed to Lipscomb county, Texas and has operated a farm and ranch known as the Bates Ranch, five miles south of Lipscomb.

He was regarded as one of the early frontier type of citizens who helped to develop the Western country, and has bore many hardships, but was always ready to assist his friends and neighbors in the development of the country.

Burial in Higgins Cemetery, Higgins, Texas, Lipscomb County.

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