Bullard Memorial Farm Association
The Bullards of the Bullard Colonial Farm (Volume II), The Ancestry of Titus and Esther Whiting Bullard
By John M. Kingsbury.
The Bullard Farm and Association have their beginnings in the marriage of Titus and Esther Whiting Bullard. As set forth in Volume I, all the ancestral lines, male and female, of both Esther Whiting Bullard and Titus Bullard can be followed back unbroken for at least five generations and a number of these lines can be followed back yet further in England, unbroken, for several more generations, some to the early 1500s and even earlier. Altogether, these known Bullard ancestral lines include well over 350 named individuals directly connected by blood and marriage. With this volume (II), the descendants of Titus and Esther now add another eight generations and about 665 persons to that base, which triples the number of connected Bullards. This is an exceptional record.
Titus and Esther Whiting Bullard had five children, three girls and two boys. The lives and fortunes of these children and all of their descendants are followed down to the year of publication of Volume II (2009).
All five children were brought up at the Bullard Farm in the days when it was a working farm, the primary source of the family income, and the largest single source of the food they ate until they left home. One of the two sons stayed on the farm and made his lifetime living from it. The other son went to work in Boston, married well, and by the end of his life was a very wealthy man.
Of the three daughters of Titus, one married a man who in time was counted among the wealthiest citizens of Boston and who almost single-handedly changed Fort Hill into Atlantic Avenue. One of their daughters in turn married into a family that owned thousands of acres of central coastal California including the sites of several of today's cities. The second daughter of Titus married the brother of the first daughter's husband, but this line ended abruptly in repeated tragedy. The third daughter of Titus married a Holliston farmer. Their only child, however, married an Englishman who with his family was deeply involved in creating the vast copper and nitrate mines and fortunes of Chile and Peru. These outcomes from a single simple farming family are surprising.
Volume I of this two volume Bullard genealogy won the highest rating (five stars) of the New England Historic Genealogical Society when it appeared (2008). Both volumes are cloth bound, gold stamped, and printed on permanent paper.
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