Thankful Bullard

Female 1702 - 1793  (90 years)


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  • Born 27 Dec 1702  Medfield, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    History 1780  [2
    In later life, Thankful became insane and was cared for by her son, John. According to Morse (1855) this was an inherited trait of the Bullard family. Finally in 1792, she became so troublesome that Abner Morse was given guardianship over her. Abner was noted for his management of the insane. 
    Died 2 Mar 1793  Medway, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    Siblings 6 siblings 
    Person ID I121  | Roy Line
    Last Modified 13 Aug 2018 

    Father John Bullard,   b. 7 Mar 1678, Sherborn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jan 1754, Medway, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Mother Abigail Leland,   b. 17 Feb 1683, Sherborn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Nov 1761, Medway, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 7 Jan 1702  Sherborn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F151  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family John Harding,   b. 6 Apr 1694, Medfield, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Aug 1782, Medway, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 2 Jul 1722  Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    • They were married by Samuel Sewall.
    Children 
    +1. John Harding, Jr,   b. 20 Jan 1723/24, Medway, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Sep 1809, Medway, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     2. Abigail Harding,   b. 22 Sep 1726, Medway, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Apr 1804, Medway, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     3. Thankful Harding,   b. 17 Dec 1735, Medway, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Mercy Harding,   b. 9 Dec 1737, Medway, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Wrentham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 13 Aug 2018 
    Family ID F153  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 27 Dec 1702 - Medfield, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 2 Jul 1722 - Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 2 Mar 1793 - Medway, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S82] Tilden, William S. History of the Town of Medfield, Massachusetts 1650-1886 , (Boston: George H. Ellis, Printers, 1887).

    2. [S85] Morse, Abner. A Genealogical Register of the Descendants of Several Ancient Puritans volume IV, (Boston: H. W. Dutton & Son, 1864).

    3. [S93] Woods, Henry Ernest. Vital Records of Medfield, Massachusetts to the year 1850, (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1903).

    4. [S997] Woods, Henry Ernest. Vital Records of Medway, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850, (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1905).

    5. [S94] Muse, Jeanne. Family Group Sheets of the Ancestry of Jeanne Muse, (Asheville, North Carolina: manuscript, 20 August 1995).

    6. [S83] Harding, Glen F. A Record of the Ancestry, Family and Descendants of Abraham Harding, (Ogden, Utah: Glen F. Harding M.D., 1979).

    7. [S71] Johnson, Hugh Albert. Norris, Hackett, Prescott and Allied Families Our Ancestors and Their Descendants, (Annandale, Virginia: Charles Baptie Studios, 1975).

    8. [S78] Morse, Abner. Genealogical Register of the Descendants of The Early Planters of Sherborn, Holliston, and Medway, Massachusetts, (Boston: Damrell & Moore, 1855).

    9. [S68] Jameson, E. O. The Biographical Sketches of Prominent Persons and the Genealogical Records of Many Early and Other Families in Medway, Mass. 1713-1886, (Providence, Rhode Island: J.A. & R.A. Reid Printers, 1886).



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