Photos of the Bull Family of the Eastern Shore
Contributed by ghote Elwyn Bull
These photos were contributed by long-time ghote, Elwyn Bull. Ghote Bull has also provided some history on this family branch which appears toward the end of this page. Click here.
|Ella Wise Agathoin (Photo ca 1925) and
Dion G. Agathoin (Photo ca 1910)
Photos taken in Cape Charles, VA
|Charles Maurice Bull and Maude Agathoin Bull
(Photo ca 1916) and
Ella Elizabeth Agathoin (Photo ca 1920)
|Lester I. Agathoin (Photo ca 1925) and
George L. Agathoin, USCG (Photo ca 1925)
|Walter B. Ashby, Jr. with
Winnie Agathoin Ashby (later Hill) and
George Milton Ashby (Photo ca 1920)
Dion George Agathoin was born in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario in 1856,
the son of John Wood Nisbet and his wife Elizabeth. He came to the
United States after his mother's death in 1873. All that I know about
him during the next nine years is that 1)he was married and his wife
died,and 2)he changed his name from George Wood Nisbet to Dion George
Agathoin. He arrived in Hoffman's Wharf (present day Harborton),
Virginia by Baltimore steamer in 1882.
Dion G. Agathoin married Ella Boggs Wise at the Methodist parsonage in Pungoteague in 1892. She was born in Hoffman's Wharf in 1871, the daughter of Benjamin Darby Wise and his wife, Louisa Sturgis. Benjamin D. Wise was a direct descendant of Colonel John Wise, the progenitor of the Eastern Shore Wise family.
Dion G. Agathoin died in Harborton in February 1920. Ella Wise Agathoin died in Harborton in 1962.
The children of Dion and Ella, all born in Harborton, were:
Ella Elizabeth ( Beth )was unmarried.
Winnie Catherine m1. Walter B. Ashby, Sr. about 1914 and m2. Franklin Monroe Hill in 1936. The children of Walter B. Ashby,Sr. and Winnie C. Agathoin, all born in Shields, VA., were:
Charles Maurice Bull,b. in Keller, VA. in 1891, was a direct descendant of Tobias Bull I, the progenitor of the Bull family on the Eastern Shore. He was born in 1891 in Keller, VA, the son of Henry Lee Bull and his wife, Amanda Bundick. He d. in 1964 at his home in Harborton.
Charles Maurice Bull married Maude Louise Agathoin in Pungoteague, VA in 1916. Their children were:
The above from Elwyn Maurice Bull, ghote.
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