Biography of George Bullard
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Bullard, George, was born in Gaines, April 26, 1828, and was the oldest of six children of David and Eliza (Merwin) Ballard, the parents being pioneers in this county. George was brought up on the farm and educated at the Yates and Albion academies. He read law with Cole Sawyer, and was admitted to practice in 1857. He began practice as partner to the late Judge Bessac, which was followed by partnerships with Henry A. Glidden and Judge Sawyer in succession. Recently, however, Mr. Ballard has retired from active practice and devotes his attention to farming mteresta In 1859 Mr. Bullard married Janette, daughter of Amos Clift, of Gaines. Two children have been born to them, Daniel and Frederick, both of Rochester. Hezikiah, Oliver, Amos, and Wells Clift, natives of Vermont, settled at Gaines about 1816, hence were among the pioneers of that town. Hezikiah married Betsey Hutchinson, and both died in the town. Oliver never married and also died in Gaines. Wells married and had a family of six children, three of whom are now living. Amos married Charlotte Cross and had seven children, VIZ: Harriet, now Mrs. Cox; Jasper, of Oregon; Janette, wife of George Bullard, of Albion; and Mary, widow of John Anderson, late of Gaines. Amos, the pioneer, lived and died in Gaines. He was was a successful farmer, a good citizen, and a man much respected in the county. Of the Bullard family in Gaines, William and Brigadier were the pioneers in this region and the others came later on. David Bullard, father of George, the lawyer, was one of ten children, viz. : William, Brigadier, David, Betsey, Nancy, Polly, Sally, Ransom, and one other now forgotten. David married Eliza Merwin and had six children as follows: George, Gilbert, Huldah, Judah, Levi, and one who died infancy.

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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