H I S T O R Y
Pullan Family Papers
1 1/ 4 cubic ieet-
Provenance: The Ohio Historical Society acquired the Pullan
Family Papers prior to 1953. Sherrill Dryden- Baird processed
the collection in January 1980.
Property rights: The Ohio Historical Society holds the property
rights to this collection.
Copyrights: Copyrights have n- ot been dedicated to the public.
Consideration of the requirements of copyright is the respon-sibility
of the author and publisher.
Access: This collection is open under the rules and regulations
of the Ohio Historical Society.
Citation: Researchers are requested to cite collection name,
collection number and the Ohio Historical Society in all foot-note
and bibliographic references.
Transfer: The following material was transferred in January
1980: political tracts authored by Richard B. Pullan to the
Library Division; and photographs and a drawing to the Audio-visual
De artment. See box 3/ folder 3 for duplicate tracts.
P H ~ ~ G ~ APPRO~ Ps% 7 E ,< 7,4Lk- c zxn. m Bi z rn
SC 2762 ,& OD sc L P D ~
Bioq- ra- p hical sketch: William and Elizabeth Butterfield Pullan
and their children emigrated from England to New York in 1821.
The family remained in New York until 1830 when they moved to
Cincinnati, Ohio. Two of their sons, James and Richard B., soon
became prominent residents of Cincinnati. Both men were members
of the wholesale grocery firm of Pullan, Hatfield and Brown and
were involved in other diversified business concerns. James
Pullan, partner with Lewis Worthington in the Globe Rolling
Mill, accepted a commission as agent for the Cincinnati, Logans-port
and Chicago railroad after his partnership with Worthington
dissolved in 1850. Richard Pullan later served as a director
for this railroad. James Pullan also served as vice- president
of the Cincinnati Lafayette Bank and as assessor of the second
district of Ohio for the Internal Revenue System.
Both men were politically active in the Liberty Party of Ohio.
Richard and James Pullan served as secretary and treasurer,
respectively, for the Cincinnati Liberty Committee headed by
Salmon P. Chase. Richard Pullan later authored a series of
political tracts concerning the silver issue.
James Pullan married Annie Stephens in 1847. Richard Pullan
married Jessie Donaldson in 1849. They had four children:
William B. ( died January 1877), Richard B., Jr., Elizabeth
Pullan ( Haight), and Jessie Pullan ( Quirell).
OHIO HISTORICAL SOCIETY
1982 Veima Avenue, Calumbui. O'nio 43211- 2497 ph: 614.297.2300 fx: 614.297.2411
~ w w . o h i o h i ~ t ~ i v . o r q
This item is a finding aid or inventory to an Ohio Historical Society collection or series. Finding aids are descriptive access tools that provide more complete information about a collection than you will find in the online catalog record. For more information on the collection and to view its contents, contact the Ohio Historical Society.