The History of Otsego County, New York


D. Hamilton Hurd

Published by Everts & Fariss, Philadelphia


LULL, Jacob K., Hon. - Morris

Hon. Jacob K. LULL, son of Joseph and Martha Lull, was born 
Sept. 12, 1794, he being the tenth child of a family of sixteen
When he was seventeen years old he engaged with John P. BOWERS, 
of Hudson, of Columbia Co., N.Y., to learn the tanner's and currier's 
trade. He remained with him two years, when in consequence of 
Mr. Bowers making a change in his business he left, and about a 
year after resumed his trade with Willard CAUGHEY, of Butternuts. 
He remained with him something over three years, when he rented 
a small tannery and commenced business for himself. One year 
later he built a tannery, where he carried on the business twenty-one 
years, making in all twenty-seven years' experience in the manufacture 
of leather.
He then suspended that branch of his business, and gave his 
whole attention to the manufacture of boots and shoes, which 
business he established some time previous. Mr. Lull has at 
different periods of his life been called to fill positions of trust. 
In the fall of 1837 he was elected to the State legislature. After the 
expiration of his term as assemblyman he returned to his home and 
again turned his attention to his former business. For the last twenty 
years he has lived a retired life.

Excerpt from History of Otsego Co., NY, page 218


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