The Bull Homestead and Cemetery

Hwy. 16 near the Big Black River

The Bull Homestead consists of an early vernacular hall-and-parlor galleried cottage, built circa 1835 and enlarged about 1848, several adjacent outbuildings and barns, and a family cemetery.  Situated on a knoll, the house faces north and is surrounded by large magnolia trees.  This house and farmstead, dating from the settlement period of Yazoo County, has remained in the same family for five generations.  The house is remarkably well preserved and a rare survivor of this type of architecture in central Mississippi.  The Bull Cemetery is one of the earliest in eastern Yazoo County.

  1. This is the plantation that my Great Grandmother grew up on and where my Great Grandmother and Great Grandfather are buried. His name is Joe Lewis Sr. and het name was Hattie Bull Lewis.

    • Thanks so much for your post, Johnathan. We love it when our site can help bring families and histories together.

    • That’s my great grandparents too my grandfather is their son his name is Eddie lewis

  2. My great-great grandmother was Mary Jane Bull

    • Hello Richard! Mary Jane Bull I believe would be my great-great-great grandmother. My great-great grandmother was Beulah Crenshaw. Great grandparents were James and Hazel Lewis. Grandmother Delores Lewis Deam.

  3. My great-great grandmother was Beulah Crenshaw. Great grand parents were James and Hazel Lewis. Hello family!

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