Rufus McMullan is sometimes known as William Reynolds McMullan.
On July 26, 1980, Hubert Newton McMullan (son of W.R. McMullan)
gave William R.'s Bible to Jay S. McMullan (grandson of Hubert
the Bible, William's middle name is given as Rufus instead of
his Bible, there was a stamp that said, "3000 stickers, this
size, with any address or business printed thereon, assorted colors
with gummed backs, only $1.25 post paid,
W. Rufus McMullan
Agent for books, mercantile, printing, circulars, cards, etc.
some point, William Rufus moved his family to Henderson Co., Texas,
near Kemp or Eustace. His last child, Hubert Newton was the only child that was not born in Mississippi. He was born in Kemp, Texas and was given the middle name "Newton" in honor of either Newton county or the city of Newton, Mississippi. William Rufus was called "Uncle Billy" by
others in the family. William became a Methodist minister before
moving to Texas. He is buried in the Payne Springs, Texas cemetery.
Page 108 in his Bible it says, "I am still praising God for
the conversion of my soul on March the 28th or 30th 1888."
Rufus is buried at the Payne Springs cemetary in East Texas. His
wife is buried somewhere in a cemetary near the old Stubbs school
near the old Pealetown, Texas community. When his father, Thomas
Jefferson McMullan, died, he left 700 acres of land to each of
his children. This information from Maurice Vester McMullan, a
think that William and Sudie moved to Texas because the Civil
War had ended and things were not going well in the deep south.
Perhaps moving to Texas would give them a new start.
to Hubert N. McMullan, William Rufus McMullan died of dropsy (edema).
of WILLIAM MCMULLAN and SUSAN WHITE are:
2. i. JOHN VESTER MCMULLAN, b. April 18, 1889, Newton County,
Mississippi; d. March 15, 1972, Texarkana, Texas.
3. ii. GEORGE WILLIAM MCMULLAN, b. May 02, 1884, Newton County
Mississippi; d. November 12, 1955.
4. iii. HUBERT NEWTON MCMULLAN, b. May 02, 1896, Eustice or Kemp,
Texas; d. May 06, 1991, Sayre, Oklahoma.
5. iv. MINNIE ORA MCMULLAN, b. August 14, 1882, Newton County,
6. v. CLARA GERTRUDE MCMULLAN, b. January 22, 1891, Newton County,
7. vi. INA SERENA MCMULLAN, b. August 17, 1878, Newton County,
Mississippi; d. August 01, 1956.
8. vii. ANNIE ALICE MCMULLAN, b. December 09, 1885, Mississippi;
d. October 1970, Oklahoma.
viii. LELIA MCMULLAN, b. June 22, 1877, Newton County, Mississippi;
d. May 05, 1960; m. AL EVERETT.
ix. WILLIS J. MCMULLAN, b. June 01, 1881, Mississippi; d. May
13, 1961, Henderson Co., Texas; m. HESTER M. ?; b. July 21, 1888;
d. August 04, 1961, Henderson Co., Texas.