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Biographical and Historical Record of Ringgold and Decatur Counties, Iowa
Lewis Publishing Company, 1887. pp. 394 - 395.


civil war flags.jpg "J. C. BULLARD, farmer, section 15, Monroe Township, was born in Upper Canada, October 26, 1842. His parents, Reuben and Caroline M. (Marvin) Bullard, reared a family of ten children, J. C. being the fifth child.

When seven years of age his parents removed to Knox County, Illinois. He was reared on a farm and his education was obtained in the common schools.

In 1850 the family came to Decatur County, locating in Center Township, near Leon. Here Mr. Bullard resided two years, then returned to Knox County, Illinois. August 6, 1862, he enlisted in Company H., One Hundred and Second Illinois Infantry, and participated in all the battles of his regiment, from Resaca to Atlanta; attended the grand review at Washington, and was honorably discharged in June, 1865, at Camp Fry, in Chicago, Illinois.

He was married November 9, 1865, to Hannah Jennette Daniels, of Knox County, daughter of Alexander Daniels. He then returned to Decatur County, where he resided about five years, then removed to Henry County for two years, thence to Decatur County again, where he lived until 1882, and finally came to his present home in Monroe Township. His farm contains 140 acres of well-cultivated and well-improved land. He has a comfortable house, shade tress, an orchard, out-buildings for stock, and is engaged in general farming and stock-raising.

Mrs. Bullard died September 29, 1877, leaving four children - James Reuben, John C., Enos Cordell and Royal Harley. October 16, 1878, Mr. Bullard was married to Miss Sarah Ellen Butts, of Leon, daughter of John Butts. They have four children - Minnie Caroline, Frankie, Lizzie May and Elnora.

Mr. Bullard is a member of Decatur City Lodge, no. 102, I. O.O. F., and is a worthy member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Post-office, Kellerton."

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