WESLEY BULLARD is a son of Reuben and Elizabeth Bullard. the former was born in Caroline county, Virginia, in 1772, and the latter in 1778, in Jefferson county, Virginia. The mother's maiden name was Elizabeth Gill, the daughter of James and Nancy Gill. Mr. Reuben Bullard and Elizabeth Gill were married in Shelby county, Kentucky in 1804. They had eight children, as follows: John, Eliza, Lucinda, Mary A., Richard, Sarah Agnes, Wesley, and Nancy J. Eliza died in Kentucky, as also Lucinda, Richard, and Nancy J., and likewise the mother. The subject of this sketch was born in Kentucky, July 28, 1816, and came with his father to this county in 1835, and bought and entered land where he now resides. On March 23, 1843, he married Sarah Foster, daughter of Henry and Jane Foster, who were all born in Kentucky, she on July 18, 1824, and came with her parents to Putnam county, Indiana, in 1827. On a visit to Sangamon county in 1842, she met Mr. B. and became his wife, as above stated. They had eight children, all sons. Their names are as follows: William H., born August 16, 1844; James R., October 10, 1846; John N., October 29, 1848; Francis B., September 19, 1850; Samuel A., March 25, 1853; George W., July 31, 1855, Benjamin F., February 23, 1858, and Foster, February 13, 1861. James died July 13, 1876. Mrs. Sarah B. died February 13, 1861, and Mr. B. married Mrs. Elizabeth Holsman, daughter of Robert and Julia Kidd, August 6, 1863. She was born in Virginia, May 7, 1828. They have had two children: Julia, born February 4, 1867, and Robert A., August 3, 1871. Mr. B. owns three hundred and fifty acres of land, valued at $50 an acre. He has been supervisor of Illiopolis and Wheatfield townships five years. Mr. B.'s early educational advantages were limited. William H. his oldest son, was a member of the Seventy-third Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry, during the late war, and served three years, to the close of the war.
They are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and in politics are Republicans.