Dorcas White

22 November 1852–16 April 1928 (Age 75)
Whiteville, Columbus, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Dorcas

When Dorcas White was born on 22 November 1852, in Whiteville, Columbus, North Carolina, United States, her father, Bryant John White, was 24 and her mother, Katherine Nobles, was 21. She married James William Bullard on 15 October 1874, in Columbus, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Fair Bluff, Columbus, North Carolina, United States for about 20 years and Chadbourn, Columbus, North Carolina, United States in 1910. She died on 16 April 1928, in Columbus, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 75.

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Family Time Line

James William Bullard
Dorcas White
Marriage: 15 October 1874
Martha C Bullard
John Isham Bullard
Ambrose Bryant Bullard
Mary C Bullard
Susan J Bullard
Marran Mc Bullard Jr.
Mollie Bullard
James Leroy "Roy" Bullard
July A Bullard
Lula G Bullard
Winiy V Bullard
William Howard Bullard

Spouse and Children

    James William Bullard



15 October 1874
Columbus, North Carolina, United States


    Martha C Bullard




    Mary C Bullard


    Susan J Bullard


+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1853 · First State Fair

Age 1

The first state fair in North Carolina was held in Raleigh and was put on by the North Carolina State Agricultural Society in 1853. The fair has been continuous except for during the American Civil War and Reconstruction and WWII.

Age 11

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1872 · The First National Park

Age 20

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

Name Meaning

1 English, Scottish, and Irish: from Middle English whit ‘white’, hence a nickname for someone with white hair or an unnaturally pale complexion. In some cases it represents a Middle English personal name, from an Old English byname, Hwīt(a), of this origin. As a Scottish and Irish surname it has been widely used as a translation of the many Gaelic names based on bán ‘white’ ( see Bain 1) or fionn ‘fair’ ( see Finn 1). There has also been some confusion with Wight .2 Translated form of cognate and equivalent names in other languages, such as German Weiss , French Blanc , Polish Białas ( see Bialas ), etc.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Dorcas Bullard, "United States Census, 1910"
  • D Kes Bullard in household of James W Bullard, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Darcus Bullard in household of J William Bullard, "United States Census, 1880"

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