Saturday, December 16, 2017

Surname Saturday ~ BULLY of Saco, Maine

Saco, Maine


Nicolas Bully, my 11th great grandfather,  was a fisherman and early settler at Saco, which is now the town of Biddeford Pool, Maine.   He bought a house from the magistrate, Mr. Smith, on 27 June 1650, and Smith rented a room from Bully for the next two years. 

Nicolas Bully, Jr., my 10th great grandfather, was also a fisherman.  He married Ellen Booth, the daughter of Robert Booth.  He was elected constable of Saco in 1664, but died the same year.  Ellen remarried to John Henderson.   The daughter of Nicholas Bully and Ellen Booth, Abigail Bully, married Peter Henderson, the brother or close kin of John Henderson. 

Abigail (Bully) Henderson is my 9th great grandmother.  When several nearby settlements in Maine were attacked by the Native people of the region around 1677 the Hendersons and other families of Saco fled to Massachusetts.  They went to Salem, where they settled as mariners and Peter Henderson was a master mariner.  See my HENDERSON Surname Saturday blog post at this link:

My BULLY genealogy:

Generation 1:  Nicholas Bully, born about 1610, died before 1 November 1678 in Saco (now Biddeford Pool, Maine); married to Unknown.  Six children born in Saco.

Generation 2:  Nicholas Bully, born about 1632, died 29 April 1664 in Saco; married to Eleanor or Ellen Booth, daughter of Robert Booth and Deborah Unknown.  She was born February 1634 probably in England, and died after 1701 in Salem, Massachusetts

Generation 3:  Abigail Bully, born 1 February 1655 in Saco; married on 29 December 1670 in Saco to Peter Henderson.  He was born about 1649 and died after 27 September 1700 in Salem.  Five children.

Generation 4:  Abigail Henderson m. Jonathan Glover
Generation 5:  Jonathan Glover m. Tabitha Bacon
Generation 6: Daniel Glover m. Hannah Jillings
Generation 7: Tabitha Glover m. Thomas Homan
Generation 8: Betsey Jillings Glover m. Jabez Treadwell
Generation 9:  Eliza Ann Treadwell m. Abijah Hitchings
Generation 10:  Abijah Franklin Hitchings m. Hannah Eliza Lewis
Generation 11:   Arthur Treadwell Hitchings m. Florence Etta Hoogerzeil
Generation 12: Gertrude Matilda Hitchings m. Stanley Elmer Allen (my grandparents)

Heather Wilkinson Rojo, “Surname Saturday ~ BULLY of Saco, Maine”, Nutfield Genealogy, posted December 16, 2017, ( accessed [access date]). 

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