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Ezra and Paulina (Countryman) Hull, Paulina's mother Helen Gould



Paulina was the daughter of Helen and Solomon Countryman, born Nov 3, 1832. Solomon died in 1833, and Helen married Johnathan Gould in 1846 at Cherry Valley, New York. He lived most of his life in New York, and died Oct 10, 1872 in Michigan.
Helen moved with Pauline "to Colorado where she died July 29, 1895."


Ezra is in Michigan in 1850, with parents Peter and his second wife Lea Almena (Bullock) Hull. Peter 1787-1869 is buried in Ionia County, Michigan # 36890138.

In 1860 Ionia County, Michigan, Peter is 73, farming, Ezra 29, Joanna 27, and Sarah 27.
In 1880 Gage County, Nebraska, Ezra Hull is 55, Olina M. 48, both born in New York. Edmund 13 was born in Michigan. Mother Helen Gould 79 widowed, born in New York is with them.

Mary Clark Peterson's story about Washington County, Colorado, included "When we lived on the pre-emption we had a neighbor a Mr. Ezra Hull. The family included his wife and her aged mother who was known by everyone as 'Grandma Gould.' She was a widow and had a homestead that joined the Hulls. They built a house on the line and one room was her home. She could go walking every day and get home without much effort. Mr. Hull was a veteran of the Civil War and drew the excellent sum of twelve dollars per month pension. A soldier's widow's pension was seven dollars per month then.
The Hulls were very energetic people. They had several milk cows and made cheese. They planted trees and ssmall frutit and raised the first gooseberries and cherries in the country. They had a large Newfoundland dog, Major, that was a friend of everyone in the neighborhood."

Ezra proved up a quarter in 2N 49W - near Hyde - in 1892.
Hellen Gould proved up a quarter in 21, 2N 49W in 1892.


In 1895 Ezra was a member of the Yuma G.A.R. post.

In 1897 Ezra was a delegate to the Washington County Republican convention.


April 1899 "Mr and Mrs. Ezra Hull of Washington county have moved to Yuma, and will make this place their future home."

November 1899 "A Mr. Stevens of Kansas purchased the Ezra Hull ranch last week for the consideration of $800."

In 1900 Yuma, Ezra, born Sept 1830, married 41 years to Paulina M. Nov 1832, both born in New York. She has never had children.

1902 Yuma "Ezra Hull had his residence repapered this week."

June 26, 1903 "Uncle Frank Adams of Benkleman was in town two or three days last week and while here purchased the Ezra Hull residence property "

September 1903 " Mr. and Mrs. Ezra Hull will leave sometime next week for Missouri. Mr. Hull shipped his goods yesterday. "

1903 Rich Hill, Missouri


In October 1903, Ezra was admitted to Leavenworth hospital, discharged in December. He served as private in I, 1st Michigan Cav, from March 1865 to October 1865. His wife Paulina was at Rich Hill, Missouri.

1907 Rich Hill "Ezra Hull is confined to his home with rheumatism."

July 28, 1911 "Ezra Hull, formerly a resident of Yuma and this vicinity, died at his home in Rich Hill, Mo., July 14, aged 80 years , 10 months and 2 days ."

Ezra is buried in Green Lawn Cemetery, Bates County # 87375688.
So is Paulina, dying December 18, 1922 # 87375703.



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