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Royal Bullard

May 15, 1786
December 13, 1846
Home Town:
Pepperell, MA
Later Residences:
Camden, SC
Newark, IL
Esther Murray Bullard (October 25, 1820)
Biographical Notes:
Royal Bullard was the son of Rev. John Bullard, a Harvard graduate of 1776 and his wife, Elizabeth Adams Bullard, the eldest child of Rev. Amos and Elizabeth Prentice Adams of Roxbury, Massachusetts. Bullard spent his early education studying at Groton Academy. After attending Yale and then the Litchfield Law School, Bullard studied law at the office of Judge Abram Blanding in Camden, South Carolina. He was admitted to the bar there in 1814. Afer spending many years as a lawyer, Bullard became a Methodist minister in 1833 and travelled to Newark, Illinois to preach. Bullard worked as a pastor as well as engaging in agriculatural pursuits. In 1841, he was appointed Justice of the Peace in Kendall County, Illinois. Bullard died five years lateer at his farm "Millbrook."

Years at LLS:
Other Education:
Attended the Groton Academy and graduated from Yale College in 1810.

Profession / Service
Lawyer; Political Office; Religious Calling; Agriculture
Admitted To Bar:
Camden, SC in 1814
Local Posts:
Mayor (Camden, SC) 1820-1822

help The Citation of Attendance provides primary source documentation of the student’s attendance at the Litchfield Female Academy and/or the Litchfield Law School. If a citation is absent, the student is thought to have attended but currently lacks primary source confirmation.

Records for the schools were sporadic, especially in the formative years of both institutions. If instructors kept comprehensive records for the Litchfield Female Academy or the Litchfield Law School, they do not survive. Researchers and staff have identified students through letters, diaries, family histories and genealogies, and town histories as well as catalogues of students printed in various years. Art and needlework have provided further identification of Female Academy Students, and Litchfield County Bar records document a number of Law School students. The history of both schools and the identification of the students who attended them owe credit to the early 20th century research and documentation efforts of Emily Noyes Vanderpoel and Samuel Fisher, and the late 20th century research and documentation efforts of Lynne Templeton Brickley and the Litchfield Historical Society staff.
Catalogue of the Litchfield Law School, Hartford, CT: Press of Case, Tiffany and Company, 1849, 8.

Litchfield County Bar Association Records, 1810, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library, Litchfield Historical Society.
Secondary Sources:
Dexter, Franklin Bowditch Biographical Sketches of the Graduates of Yale College with the Annals of the College History Vol. 6. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1912.

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