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MS Am 821

Documents concerning the Benjamin Bullard family in Sherborn, Massachusetts, 1762-1790: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

© President and Fellows of Harvard College

Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 821
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Title: Documents concerning the Benjamin Bullard family in Sherborn, Massachusetts,
Date(s): 1762-1790.
Quantity: 1 collection (.1 linear feet (1 box)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Deeds and wills from Benjamin Bullard family.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

No accession number. Gift of Elijah Clark; received: 1844 July 22.
Formerly cataloged as US 13447.6.5*

Processing Information:

Processed by: Ashley M. Nary

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Documents Concerning the Benjamin Bullard Family in Sherborn, Massachusetts, 1762-1790 (MS Am 821). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Related Materials

See also MS Am 623 and MS Am 628 for papers collected by the same donor.

Biographical / Historical

The Bullard family was one of the first families to settle in Sherborn, Massachusetts. Lieutenant Benjamin Bullard (169?-1762) was a prominent Sherborn citizen who served as constable and highway surveyor. He married Miriam (Morse) Bullard (1700-1774) in 1721 and they had 8 children: Adam Bullard (1723-?; Harvard AB 1742), Deborah Bullard Twitchell (1725-?), Miriam Bullard (1727-1728), Colonel Samuel Bullard (1729-1807), Kezia Bullard Lealand (1731-?), Peter Bullard (1734-1809), Martha Bullard Lealand (1737-1806), and Captain Benjamin Bullard (1741-1834). Captain Benjamin Bullard began his military service at age 17. He served in the French/Indian War and was present at the battles of Lexington and Bunker Hill during the Revolutionary War. He resigned from service in 1779. He briefly acted as Sherborn Selectman in 1780 and then moved to Hopkington, Massachusetts where he lived for the remainder of his life. [Source: A genealogical register of the inhabitants and history of the towns of Sherborn and Holliston by Rev. Abner Morse, 1856.]
Sherborn, Massachusetts is a small semi-rural community located about 18 miles southwest of Boston. The town was first settled in 1652 and incorporated in 1674.


Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Contents

Collection includes deeds and wills relating to the Bullard Family of Sherborn, Massachusetts.

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