Hole-in-the-Rock Landmarks and People

Hole-in-the-Rock Landmarks and People
Answers at bottom of the left column.

January 13, 2010

Bullock, Robert

Bullock was born Jan. 8 1838 at Glasgow, Scotland.  He was a member of the First Exploring Part to San Juan.  He was with the group that went south, trying to find a viable route through Indian territory to the San Juan.  That part of the trek was over 400 miles.  Under Silas Smith's leadership during the San Juan trip, he drove cattle and acted as an advance scout.  He was older than most of the men and his good judgement was highly regarded by the company, and Captain Smith who kept him in the lead.
While camping on the Sevier River below Panguitch, the company organized with Smith as Captain and Robert Bullock as sergeant of the guard.
He was among the first three to reach San Juan and return to lead the others to what later was called Fort Montezuma.  This trip began on April 13, 1879.  He returned to his home Cedar City (following the north route?) in September 18, 1879.
Me married Maria Fife Jan. 30 1867.  He was a livestock man during his entire life.  He died June 23, 1903 (Saga of San Juan p. 304)  He is mentioned in Silas S. Smith's joural several times.

Bullock is also noted in Miller's Hole in the Rock pp 18, 24, 25, 31, 148, 150, 151

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