I hope all's well in your neck of the woods--and that you're family is doing well, too.
I was wondering if you knew the relation between our line and that of George Mortimer PULLMAN--of the train cars.
I had been informed that he was the son of James Lewis PULLMAN & Emily MINTON.James Lewis PULLMAN, the son of Nathaniel PULLMAN IV & Hannah LEWIS...Nathaniel PULLMAN IV, being the son of Nathaniel PULLMAN III & Sarah KENYON.
However, in a book entitled "Spafford, Onondaga County, NY" by Captain George Knapp COLLINS, published in 1902 by the Onondaga Historical Association, there is a different story on pp. 28, 29.Here it is said that George Mortimer PULLMAN was the son of Psalter PULLMAN (Jr., I presume, since the Sr. died in 1828--and COLLINS says:"Psalter PULLMAN moved to the western part of this State about 1829."
There is also information here about John PULLMAN, owner of the "Nimble Sixpence," who evidently lived in the Spafford, NY area longer than any other PULLMAN.It is said of John PULLMAN that he was:"...an honest, upright and well meaning man, but possessed of certain vagaries and crank notions, which leads those who knew him to believe that George M. PULLMAN, the great Palace Car magnate, absorbed all the brains and nervous energy of the entire PULLMAN family."
Not sure if I want to be too closely related to him!!!^)
Am I dealing with old, and out-dated information in this 1902 publication???Could someone please help me see the correct genealogy of George PULLMAN?
Thanks to one and all!
Matthew Lipsey, 2nd great-grandson of Melissa (PULLMAN) GUNN Okemos, MI