Walter Paull was the son of Dier (Dyer) Sampson Paull nee 1828 in Taunton, Massachussetts.The name Dyer came down from Ruth Dyer who married Benjamin Paull (1681 Taunton). The Paulls werefounders of Dighton, MA. The Old Colony Historical Society of Taunton has a lot of information on the family. I am descended from Benjamin's Brother, James. My line left Dighton right after the Revolutionary war. Incidently, we have been in Washington since 1904.