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Nestled in the rolling, green hills of Orange County, New York, stands The Bull Stone House and, the only example of a New World Dutch Barn still standing in Orange County. The house is a living museum that, along with the barn, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It was built in 1722 by William Bull and Sarah Wells who were among the first settlers in Orange County.
William Bull was an English stonemason and immigrated to New York in 1715. He was hired by Daniel Cromline to help build a house on Cromline's portion of the Wawayanda Patent. Sarah Wells was an indentured servant of Christopher and Elizabeth Denn. Sarah settled Denn's property on the Wawayanda patent in 1712 when she was a young woman of 18 years. She sailed up the Hudson on a sloop from New York City with two carpenters and three Indian guides, landing in New Windsor. Her party then traveled through the wild country along the Moodna Creek to reach Denn's property. William and Sarah were the first recorded marriage in the Town of Goshen in 1718.
Descendants of William and Sarah and their twelve children still gather in reunion every year since 1868 at the Annual Bull Family Reunion and Picnic. Typically, more than 300 family members attend the picnic from all over the United States and Canada.
Please contact The Stone House to arrange a tour for your family, students, scouts, 4H’ers, or anyone interested in exploring and discovering New York State and Colonial America’s rich history. email@example.com