Bullock, Uriah Irwin (1808–1854)

By: Mark Odintz

Type: Biography

Published: July 1, 1995

Uriah Irwin Bullock, soldier, was born in Georgia in 1808, the son of Batson and Comfort (Turner) Bullock. In 1835 Bullock was living in Macon, Georgia; he helped organize the Georgia Battalion for the Texas Revolution and also advanced money to the volunteer unit as it made its way to Texas. When the battalion was officially organized in Refugio in February 1836, Uriah Bullock was listed as a company commander. Most members of the command were killed at the Goliad Massacre, but Bullock had fallen ill with the measles and had been left behind in Velasco, thus escaping their fate. He was discharged from the Texas army in May 1836. Bullock had apparently squandered much of his fortune supporting the revolution, and was seriously in debt when he returned to Georgia after the war. He married Sarah Cox around 1840; they had at least five children. After serving one term in the Georgia state legislature, he in 1841 moved to Panola County, Mississippi, to recoup his fortune. In 1851 the Texas state legislature paid Bullock $606 and issued a grant of 320 acres in what would eventually become Coleman County to reimburse him for his expenses and his services. Bullock died in Mississippi in 1854.

Time Periods:
  • Texas Revolution

The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Mark Odintz, “Bullock, Uriah Irwin,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 20, 2022, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/bullock-uriah-irwin.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

July 1, 1995