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John O. Bullard

John O. BULLARD, born Nov. 19, 1766, NC; died Nov 14, 1839, Montgomery, AL; married Judith SNEED, born ca 1778, NC; died 13 June 1847, Montgomery, AL. On a monument 3 miles south of Wetumpka, AL. is a statement "John Bullard, a native of NC came to this county in 1836 and entered this property in 1820".

Children of this marriage:

  • 1. Eliza Cunningham, born 17 March 1814, TN; died 8 June 1884 Smith Co, Texas, buried Oakwood Cemetery, Tyler, Smith Co, Texas; married. 24 July 1838, Montgomery Co. AL, Lovic Pierce BUTLER
  • 2. Charlotte R. b. 1808 SC d. ????? Married Patrick Calvin Morris, 8/24/1820 Montgomery Co. AL
  • 3. Martha (Patsy) D. , born.1797; died 8 October 1847; married 12 May 1822, Montgomery Co, AL, Parker GRAY.
  • 4. Julia Ann, born ca 1809, SC; died ca 1855 Smith Co. TX; married 6 Apr 1833, Montagomery Co., AL,William KENNEDY
  • 5. Emily R., died 1847; married 20 December 1838, Montgomery Co. AL, Alfred M. MASSINGALE, born Oct 1814, AL; moved 1852 to Milan Co, Texas, died 1874, Milan Co, Texas
  • 6. Teresa (Tracy) H., born ca 1805, SC; married 16 September 1841, Montgomery Co., AL, Benjamin R. MARKET
  • 7. Nancy L or S, Married 3 March 1840, Montgomery Co, AL, John F. SHEPPARD
  • 8. Elizabeth C., born ca 1800, SC; married. 2 February 1840, David STEBER, born in England
  • 9. John S. or L., born ca 1792, SC; married 3 July 1833, Jane Elizabeth LEWIS or HAGERTY
  • 10. Henry D., born SC; married 25 October 1835, Montgomery Co., AL, Milly MOSLEY
  • 11. Josiah Hood, born ca 1810, TN; died September 1847, Montgomery Co. AL; married 6 January 1840, Montgomery Co. AL, Ann B. MOSLEY. Eliza and Lovick Butler raised Josiah and Ann Mosely Bullard's children:

Josiah Hood BULLARD

Josiah Hood BULLARD, the son of John O. BULLAFRD and Judith SNEED, was born circa 1810 in Tennessee. He was married to Ann B. MOSELEY on 6 January 1840 in Montgomery County, AL, by L. P. BUTLER, Justice of the Peace.

Ann B. Moseley was born in Montgomery Co. AL. She was was the widow of Jesse H. MOSLEY who died in circa 1838. There were two children by this marriage: Acenith Adalide Moseley and Jesse H. Moseley Jr.

Children of Josiah and Judith:

  • 1. Caroline, 27 October 1840, Montgomery Co. AL; died 7 July 1902, Tyler, Smith Co, Texas; married Robert (Bob) Mabury CAIN. He was born 29 March 1830 and died 22 June 1888.
  • 2. John Henry, born 26 August 1846, Montgomery AL; died 2 August 1907, Hirem, Texas; married 1st, 30 June 1868, Tyler, Smith Co, Texas, Emma Fryin, 2nd, 25 January 1900, Lula Laird

Family History says Josiah H. died a few weeks before J. Henry was born. Ann B. is said to have been in a buggy accident when J. Henry was a few months old, she made a will dated 18th April 1848, she was listed as deceased when it was filed 27 April 1848.

J. Henry Bullard was raised by his aunt and her husband Eliza C. and Lovick Pierce Bullard.


John Henry Bullard

John Henry BULLARD, the son of Josiah Hood BULLARD and Ann B. MOSLEY, was born 26 August 1846 in Montgomery Co. AL. His father died in He enlisted in Confederate Army at age 16 and served with Terry's Texas Rangers.

He married first Emma Eugene ERWIN on 30 June 1866 in Tyler, Texas. The daughter of Thomas B. ERWIN and Elizabeth S. OWENS, she was born 15 May in Chamber County, AL.

John Henry Bullard was a farmer and merchant---Methodist---moved from AL to Smith Co, Texas with his guardian Lovick Pierce Butler in 1861.

Children of  John Henry and Emma:

  • 1. Thomas Henry, born 16 October 1869, Tyler TX; died 1948; Married Iona JAY. He was a machinist by trade and was a Methodist/Baptist.
  • 2. John Lovic, born 31 July 1871, Etna, Smith Co, Texas; died 18 October 1927, Bullard, Texas; married 30 August 1890, Lenora URBAN. He was a merchant by trade and a Methodist
  • 3. Etta Willie, born 22 March 1873, Etna, Texas, died 18 October 1927 Bullard, Texas; married 16 December 1890 Samuel Galiatin LANGLEY. Her husband was a farmer by trade and they were Methodist.
  • 4. Annie Laura, born 16 January 1875, Etna, Texas; died 31 January 1959, Dallas TX; married 10 April 1892 Oscar CALDWELL. He was a merchant by trade and they were Methodist.
  • 5. Carrie, b. 1021/1976 Etna, Texas d. 7/31/1877 Etna, Texas Buried Oakwood Cemetery, Tyler Texas.
  • 6. Josiah Hood, born 22 May 1878, Etna, Texas; died 25 August 1901; Bullard, Texas; married 18 February 1900, Bullard, Texas, Juliette WALKER
  • 7. Leila Agnes, born 11 August 1882, Etna, Texas; died 12 April 1883, Etna/Bullard, Texas
  • 8. Nellie May, born 14 December 1979, Etna, Texas; died 2 June 1881 Etna, Texas

Emma died 25 April 1884 in Bullard, Smith Co, Texas. She is buried in the Oakwood Cemetery Tyler, Texas.

On 25 January 1900 John Henry married Lula LAIRD.

He died 26 August 1907 in Hiram, Kaufman Co, Texas to which he had recently moved from Bullard, Texas-a town of which he was the founder in 1883. Bullard was named Etna, Texas prior to that.


John Lovic Bullard, Sr.

John Lovic BULLARD, Sr., the son of John Henry BULLARD and Emma Eugenia ERWIN, was born 31 July, Etna Beat, Texas. He married Lenora URBAN, daughter of William Buchanan URBAN and Dixie Ann OLIPHANT on 20 August 1892 in Bullard TX. Lenora was born 31 July 1878 in Belton, Texas.

They had a 2 story white house in Bullard that was elegant in its day. He was engaged in railroad and logging.

John Lovic died 1 October 1896, Etna Beat, Texas and is buried in the Bullard Cemetery, Smith Co, Texas.

Child of this marriage:

  • John Lovic Jr. born 8 August,1895, Bullard, Texas, died 1965, Kerville, Texas married Blanche POWELL, 22 April 1917, Waxihatche, Texas

John Lovic Jr.was a soft spoken sensitive sentimental man. He was an accomplished musician on the piano, organ and several stringed instruments. He enjoyed hunting, writing, traveling and giving of himself and his resources. His family was most important to him. He was 5'10" and weighed 70 lbs. Wavy brown/black hair and dark brown eyes. He was the Mayor of Kerrville, Texas and wrote several educational books.

Lenora Urban Bullard wrote poetry, stories and was interested in genealogy. After John Lovic died she married Charles Robert TINDEL of Bullard, the son of John A. and Josephine Augier TINDEL, on the 25th of December 1897. They were quite active in the Methodist Church and hosted many events for the church and the community. Mr. Tindel served as a steward in the church and Mrs. Tindel taught a Sunday School Class and was active in the Ladies Missionary Society.

Charles was engaged in the mercantile business, involed in farming and shipping of tomatoes

Leonora Urban had firey temper and very impatient also loving and kind. Written by her granddaughter Frances Bullard Radeleff.

Charles Robert Tindell and Lenora Urban were parents of these children:

  1. Helen, boarn 13 August 1899, died 7 August 1951, buried Bullard Cemetery, Smith Co, Texas
  2. Robert G., born 29 March 1904, died 14 February 1959. He served in the military: Texas PVT 455 HQ & AB SQ AAF WWII
  3. Nona, born 27 August 1909; married Leroy Paul PHILLIPS, born 8 Jun 1905, died 20 Oct 1978, both are buried in the Bullard Cemetery, Smith Co, Texas

Charles died 6 July 1941 and Lenora died 13 October 1937 in Bullard. They are both buried in the Bullard Cemetery, Smith Co, Texas.


Quinn Urban Dahlstrom
  • Byron Langely, Stephenville, Texas;
  • Opal Modwell, Rt 1 Box 192 Bangs, Texas;
  • Oma Kiser Netter;
  • Dedill Perry, Blanche Powell, College Station;
  • Frances Bullard Radeleff , Kerrville, Texas
  • Boley H. Caldwell, Mesquite TX

Red River Co. Marriages

Orphan Court Records Montgomery Co. AL

AL Wills 1808-1870

1850 Federal Census, Montgmery County, AL

On a monument 3 miles south of Wetumpka, AL is a statement "John Bullard, a native of NC came to this county in 1836 and entered this property in 1820" - Dedell Perry sent Quinn (Urban) Dahlstrom this information

The Bullard Area - It's History & People1800-1977, Community Library Association, Bullard, Texas

History of Texas,

Butler Family History,

Texans Who Wore Grey by Sid S. Johnston. L. P. Butler

Marriage Records of Smith County, Texas 1846-1899 (Tyler, Texas: East Texas Genealogical Society, 1979)

Smith County Marriage Records, Book II - 1900-1926 (Tyler, Texas: East Texas Genealogical Society, 1999)

Smith County Federal Census Images -


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