The family history as written by latter historians, and as posted in many places on the internet, has become a bit confused.The History of Ancient Woodbury lists the wife of Deacon Zechariah Walker (son of Rev. Zechariah Walker)as one “Elizabeth, daughter of Samuel Bull.”This has been the source of many of these incorrect family tree posts, that claim his wife to have been Elizabeth Bull.Many other though (correctly) post his wife as “Elizabeth Minor”, daughter of the above John and Elizabeth (Booth ) Minor.However, none of these provided any sources for this correct genealogy.(one posts even lists both wives without any recognition of the difference in the surnames of Minor and Bull, perhaps thinking one was a middle name.) One post was made over a decade ago questioning why there were two different surnames for Elizabeth, wife of Zechariah Walker, to which there were no apparent responses.
I decided to so some research of my own on this, and located a transcribed will of John Minor online, which listed a daughter, “Elizabeth Walker”, though that didn’t confirm her husband’s first name as Zechariah.But it was a good piece of documentation to begin with.I then located a copy online of the 1739 will of Zachariah Walker, the second, which listed land that “brother Bull” improves.This was an interesting bequest of sorts, because it showed the Bull name was connected in some way.After thinking about this it appears to me that apparently the foregoing bequest statement led the compiler of the Ancient History of Woodbury to conclude that the “Brother Bull” referred to in the Z. Walker will was the brother of his wife Elizabeth, when instead Samuel Bull was married firstly to Zechariah Walker II’s sister named Elizabeth. Zechariah Walker II’s sister Elizabeth Walker was the one who married Samuel Bull. The home of Samuel and Elizabeth (Walker) Bull is still standing, and is one of the oldest surviving homes in Woodbury. It was sold outside the Bull family in 1994.
So the real name of the wife of Zechariah Walker must have been Elizabeth Minor, not Elizabeth Bull.