The Genealogy Of
 Benjamin Bullock

Nancy Jane "Jennie" Bullock

Nancy Jane "Jennie Bullock

Nancy Jane Bullock was the fourteenth child of Benjamin Bullock, the seventh with his second wife, Phebe Lewis. Nancy was born April 22, 1840 in Caldwell Manor and was baptized on August 23, 1840 at St. Armand Methodist Church. On December 16, 1849, her mother, Phebe Lewis, passed away leaving Nancy an orphan at the age of 9 years. Her step-brother, John Bullock, was granted guardianship of the minor children of his father and Phebe Lewis. See the Petition For Guardianship.

Nancy Jane Birth Record

Nancy Bullock Birth Record
St. Armand Methodist Church
Source: Ancestry

In the 1851 Canada East Census when she would have been 11 years of age, Nancy Jane is shown as living with the family of Daniel Salls.

1851 Canada East Census

1851 Canada East Census
Source: Ancestry

In the 1861 Canada East Census at the age of 21 years, Nancy Jane remains with the family of Daniel Salls. Her age on the census is shown as 19 years.

1861 Canada East Census

1861 Canada East Census
Source: Ancestry

Nancy Jane "Jennie" Bullock Marries Henry Walston

Henry Warren Walston

Henry Warren Walston

Nancy Jane

Nancy Jane "Jennie" Bullock

Henry Warren Walston

In 1865, Jennie married Henry Warren Walston in Williston, VT. Her obituary shows the marriage as taking place in Alberg Springs. According to her obituary, they moved shortly after to Algona, Kossuth, IA, where she lived till her death on March 9, 1884. Henry passed away April 25, 1905 also in Algona. Together they raised a family of five children.

Nancy Jane "Jennie" Bullock Walston's Obituary

The following is Nancy Bullock Walston's obituary:

THE GRIM MESSENGER

Death of Mrs. Henry W. Walston Mrs. Nancy Jennie Walston, wife of H. W. Walston of this place, died on Sunday last at 5 o'clock of consumption. Deceased was about 40 years of age. Her maiden name was Bullock, though she was reared as the adopted daughter of a Mr. Sauls, in Canada, near the line. In the fall of 1865 she was married to H. W. Walston, at Alberg Springs, Vt. and together they moved immediately to this county, where they have since made their home. For some time past it has been evident to those most intimately acquainted with her that she was a victim to that dread disease, which culminated in her demise. Such relief as could be found in medical assistance was sought, but the best that could be done was to delay the time of her departure. She was the mother of 5 children, 3 of whom are now living. The youngest, a babe of about 7 months, died yesterday morning and was buried with the mother. The funeral services took place Monday at her late home, and was largely attended. The internment was postponed until yesterday, owing to an unavoidable delay in arrangements at the cemetary. In this connection, the following lines are published at the request of the deceased:


Oh death! thou hast laid the lovely low,
Thou hast called the good and the brave;
And water the humble grave.
But thou cannot chain the Spirit there,
It will not dwell in the gloom,
Beyond the sky in a region fair,
It will live in immortal bloom.

References

1. Photos of Henry Walston and Nancy Jane "Jennie" Bullock from Joyce Hines née Walston.

2. Obituary sent to me by a private source. The obituary is likely from an Algona, Iowa newspaper.