Levi Seth Bullard

23 October 1799–after 1850 (Age 50)
Holliston, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Levi Seth

When Levi Seth Bullard was born on 23 October 1799, in Holliston, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Joel Bullard, was 28 and his mother, Lucretia Morton, was 25. He married Ruth W Shepard on 9 May 1831, in New Marlborough, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He died after 1850, at the age of 52.

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Levi Seth Bullard
Ruth W Shepard
Marriage: 9 May 1831
Marietta C. Bullard
Helen M Bullard
Henry B Bullard
Samuel Milton Bullard

Spouse and Children

9 May 1831
New Marlborough, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States


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World Events (7)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 1

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Age 4

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 20

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Name Meaning

English:1. most probably from bullward, an occupational name for someone who looked after a bull. 2. alternatively, it may be a nickname for a fraudster, from Old French, Middle English bole ‘fraud’, ‘deceit’ + the pejorative suffix -(h)ard, or a nickname for a rotund man, from a pejorative derivative of Old French boule ‘round’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Levi Bullard in household of Elliot Braley, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Levi in entry for Helen M Remington, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Levi Bullard, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"

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