Name: PETER BULLARD
Birth: 13 MAY 1796 in NORTH CAROLINA
Death: 1875 in ILLINOIS
Census: 1820 GIBSON CO.,IND.
Census: 1830 LAWRENCE CO.,ILL.
Census: 1850 RICHLAND CO.,ILL.
TAKEN FROM THE "HARMON BOOK" by GRACE HARMON MCGAREY
"Peter Bullard our great-grandfather, and a great-grandson of the lost seaman, was born in NC.May 13 1797. My father, John F. Harmon, then a boy of 17 watched his gradfather die, straightened him out and closed his eyes. Peter's father, John Bullard was said to be a highly educated man brought with him a large library, when he came west, in a covered wagon.
Peter came over into Illinois hunting, but in 1818 he went back to Princeton, Indiana and married Lois Wilson, daughter of Jeremiah Wilson and Jerusha Smith Wilson. Jerusha was a gran daughter of Captain John Smith who fought at the Battle of Bunker Hill, Massachusetts. Lois Wilson was born within hearing of Niagara Falls, in Western New York. After Peter and Lois were married they took all they possessed with them on two horses and started for Illinois. On their horses they forded the Wabash River where Mt carmel now stands, came near where is now the town of Olney, Illinois. That was about 23 years before Olney "began to begeen". They built a log house with one door which was held to with a wooden latch, with an auger hole below the latch,, through which one would run a finger and lift the latch inside.
Dr. John F. Harmon "Grandmother used to tell us about being in that cabin alone when she would see a finger thrust through, lift the latch and Indians would walk in with out invitation. They came often but did no harm. Grandfather hunted for a living, though he did some farming.
Father: JOHN "JR " BULLARD b: ABT. 1762 in NORTH CAROLINA
Mother: MARY HEDGEPETH b: in NORTH CAROLINA
LOIS WILSON b: 14 NOV 1800 in NIAGARA FALLS,NY
13 SEP 1818
in PRINCESTON, GIBSON CO.,IND.
- ALMARINE BULLARD b: 1819 in GIBSON CO.,IND.
- ALGERINE BULLARD b: 1820 in GIBSON CO.,IND.
- JERUSHA BULLARD b: 1824 in IND
- CHARITY BULLARD b: 25 DEC 1826 in WHITE RIVER, GIBSON CO.,IND.
- ARMENTA BULLARD b: 1828 in IND
- MARY ELIZABETH BULLARD b: 1829 in LAWRENCE CO.,ILL.
- OLIVE BULLARD b: 1830
- LOUISA BULLARD b: 19 FEB 1836 in LAWRENCE CO.,ILL.
- WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON BULLARD b: ABT. 1840 in ILLINOIS