The Struggle Of The American Dream Of William Bull And Sarah Wells

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What does it say about you that when you arrive at a family reunion, people tell you that you are “full of bull” and you actually are? It says that you came from the Bull Family in New York State. The family’s founders William Bull and Sarah Wells created a family that spans ten generations today. Their descendants helped to shape the American Dream. Like many of William and Sarah’s descendants today, they each have to face the struggle of achieving greatness here in America. When Jean Kwok, author of Girl In Translation, immigrated to the United States, her family faced the struggle to achieve the American Dream. She was able to achieve the American Dream by attending Harvard and becoming a successful writer. William Bull, Sarah Wells, my …show more content…
He came from a rich family but he was an outcast. William Bull decided to leave England for a better life in America. He took part of his inheritance and arrived in America in the early 1700s. He settled near New York City. A few years later, he met a serving girl named Sarah Wells and the two fell in love. Sarah Wells also came from England in the early 1700s and she was the first person to settle in what today is called Orange County, New York. The two of them were married on August 25, 1712. Sarah Wells brought William Bull to Orange County and the two of them created a farm there. The house they lived in is still standing today and descendants today still reside there. William Bull and Sarah Wells created their own American Dream. Moving to a new land was difficult but both achieved greatness. One of their descendants, Leah Ward-Paulson helped to shape her own American …show more content…
There is a scandal that revolves around her family. Her father, John Kelly was once known as John Ferden. He came from a rich family in Boston and when he was young, he was supposed to marry a very rich girl in Boston, but he refused. His family casted him out, he moved south, and changed his last name to Kelly. He married my great-grandmother, Daisy and they had my grandmother. During her early adult years and during the war, my grandmother was a switchboard operator while in communication with my grandfather. A running joke in the family is that the number 13 is a lucky number because my grandmother’s lucky number was 13, she was the number 13 switchboard operator, and a lot of good things happened on the 13th of the month. My grandmother helped to head many different community events in Phillipsburg, NJ throughout her life. Her biggest accomplishment was heading the Ladies’ Day celebration during the Centennial celebration festival on May 31, 1961 for Phillipsburg, NJ. She had spent months preparing for the event including making authentic clothing, bonnets, and helping to create a little parade. For many years after the celebration, many people who were there praised my grandmother for all the hard work that done and said that her day was the

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