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Below is a family biography from the book, History of Kentucky, Edition 1 by J. H. Battle, W. H. Perrin and G. C. Kniffin and published by F. A. Battey Publishing Company in 1885.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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JUDGE EDWARD I. BULLOCK was born in Gloucester County, Va., February 15, 1810. He was a son of Edward Bullock, a native of the “Old Dominion,” of Irish descent and one of the leading farmers of Gloucester County, where he resided until his death. Our subject graduated from the William and Mary College in 1829, and immediately after removed to Cumberland County, Ky., where he remained a short time, and then removed to Jamestown, Russell County. There he was for a time engaged in surveying and afterward studied law. In 1834 he represented Russell county in the lower house of the legislature; afterward he was appointed commonwealth’s attorney, and during that time prosecuted the famous Wilkinson case brought from Louisville to Shelby County on a change of venue. In 1841 he removed to Mills’ Point, now Hickman, where he practiced his profession and was chosen county attorney. He also edited for several years the Hickman Argus. In 1850 he came to Clinton, Hickman County, where he resided until 1856, when he settled at Columbus. Here he practiced his profession until his death, February 15, 1883. In 1856 Judge Bullock was the Whig elector for the First Kentucky District. In 1861 he started the Confederate News at Columbus. In 1862, when the Confederate Army evacuated Columbus, he went to Richmond, Va., where he remained until 1864. He then returned to Columbus. In 1866 he was appointed judge of the First Judicial Circuit of Kentucky, to fill out the unexpired term of C. S. Marshall. In 1873 he was appointed by the governor one of three commissioners to revise the general statutes of Kentucky. In 1832 Judge Bullock was united in marriage to Maria S. Emerson, a native of Kentucky, and of German descent. Ten children were the result of this union, five of whom, one son and four daughters, are yet living. Judge Bullock was a member of the Episcopal Church, also of the A. F. & A M. and R. A. M. He was one of the early pioneers as well as one of the popular lawyers of the Purchase District, and one of the ablest jurists in the State.

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This family biography is one of 142 biographies included in the Hickman County, Kentucky section of the book, The History of Kentucky, Edition 1 published in 1885 by F. A. Battey Publishing Company.  For the complete description, click here: History of Kentucky, Edition 1

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