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Daniel BULLA

Male 1814 - 1892  (78 years)


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  • Name Daniel BULLA  [1, 2, 3
    Born 13 Apr 1814  Richmond, Wayne County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Farmer 
    Religion Quaker 
    Buried 3 Jun 1890  Richmond, Wayne County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5
    • Hoover-Bulla Cemetery
    Died 1 Jun 1892  [1, 3, 4
    Notes 
    • Daniel Bulla. ñ In the days when Wayne county was a frontier settlement, during the first decade of the present
      century, William Bulla, a native of Guilford county, North Carolina, cast in his lot with the few inhabitants of this
      section, and from that day to this the family have been prominent and influential in the annals of southeastern Indiana.
      For generations they adhered to the faith of the Society of Friends, and have been noted for industry, honor and
      justice in all their relations with their fellow men.

      William Bulla, mentioned above, was the father of the subject of this memoir. He came to the north in 1806 and entered
      a quarter-section of government land in Wayne township. The property was covered with heavy timber, much of which he
      cleared away, and the year after his arrival here he built a substantial house one mile north of the present
      corporation limits of Richmond. The walls of the cellar of this comfortable house are of stone, two feet in thickness,
      and the sleepers are hewn from massive forest trees. Though ninety-two years have rolled away since the construction
      of the residence it is still in good preservation, and is now occupied by the widow of Daniel Bulla and by their two
      sons. After its hospitable walls had sheltered him for more than half a century William Bulla died in the old home, in
      1861, at the age of eighty-five years. He was reared as a Friend, but was not actively identified with the meeting.
      His wife, Elizabeth, was a sister of David Hoover, who was one of the committee appointed to select a name for Richmond,
      and was the person who suggested this name, dear to the many southern settlers from old association. Of the seven
      sons and four daughters born to William and Elizabeth Bulla, all lived upon farms and were interested in agricultural
      occupations save James, who was a millwright.

      Daniel Bulla was born in Wayne township in the old home, April 13, 1814, and passed the greater part of his life there.
      His chief occupation was farming, though for a few years he lived in Richmond and was employed in the manufacture of
      plows. He was the president of the Wayne County Agricultural Society at one time and kept well posted upon everything
      relating to the subject, frequently delivering addresses before the farmers of the county in their meetings for the
      exchange of ideas on the proper management of farms. Interested in the public schools, he was a director of the board
      of his own district, and in political matters he was a Whig and a Republican.

      During the troubled days which preceded the dreadful civil war, both Daniel Bulla and his revered father were active
      and zealous in the ìunderground railroadî system, as they lived on the route which many escaping slaves followed on
      their way to Canada. On one occasion William Bulla employed on his farm a negro who had come from Kentucky. The
      master traced him to this section, and while trying to establish his ownership of the slave in a justice court the
      egro tried to jump from the window of the court room, but his master seized him by the leg. The poor man, suspended
      painfully in mid-air, shrieked pitifully, and Mr. Bulla, kind-hearted man that he was, could not endure this, and,
      springing forward, he forced the Kentuckian to release his prisoner, who needless to say made good his escape. The
      result of the case was not a pleasant one for Mr. Bulla, however, as he was sued by the irate southerner and obliged
      to pay one thousand dollars, the estimated value of the slave, and the costs of the court.

      Daniel Bulla chose for his wife Caroline, daughter of Abner Clawson, who was a life-long farmer, his home being on
      Middleboro Pike, in Wayne township. To Mr. and Mrs. Bulla three sons and a daughter were born, namely: Andrew J. and
      William A., who are both farmers on the old homestead; Charles H., also a farmer of Wayne township; and Mrs. Elizabeth
      Pyle, whose home is in the vicinity, likewise. Mr. Bulla departed this life on the 1st of June, 1890, loved and
      mourned by a large circle of friends and neighbors, who treasure his memory, the memory of a blameless life.

      Biographical and Genealogical History of Wayne, Fayette, Union and Franklin Counties, Indiana. Chicago.
      The Lewis Publishing Company. 1899.
      Page 998 and 999.
    Person ID I2145  Ronald Allen Snowden Family Tree
    Last Modified 4 Oct 2008 

    Father William BULLA,   b. 13 Apr 1777, Sadsbury, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jul 1862, Richmond, Wayne County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth HOOVER,   b. 25 Dec 1778, Hooverhill, Randolph County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Mar 1857, , Wayne County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 17 Nov 1798  , Randolph County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 6, 7
    _UID 2B3AEEA88C2740BAA50436857B2AC69E159E 
    Photos
    Front view of the original Bulla log cabin
    Front view of the original Bulla log cabin
    This home was constructed in 1814 by William Bulla. It was the first two-story log cabin in Richmond; and William lived in this home until his death. Son Daniel took over the property and farm upon the death of William. The home is currently occupied by the RosenBaum family, and is well maintained and "appreciated" for its historical value.

    This home has been added to, sided, and finished in a very pleasant manner; and while not preserving the original structure in it's pioneer style; the home remains well preserved and represents a wonderful place to live today.
    Family ID F1573  Group Sheet

    Family Caroline CLAWSON,   b. 25 Apr 1826,   d. 20 Nov 1904  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 3 Feb 1848  Richmond, Wayne County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    • Wayne County Records, Book E, page 217
    _UID DDDF632C59E645DA8385DEFD75D18F6ACBA0 
    Children 
     1. Andrew Jackson BULLA,   b. 17 Nov 1848, , , Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Aug 1911, Wayne Township, Wayne County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     2. Charles Henry BULLA,   b. 12 Jan 1851, , Wayne County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Dec 1940  (Age 89 years)
     3. Elizabeth BULLA,   b. Abt 1856, , Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Abner BULLA,   b. Apr 1858, , , Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. William Abner BULLA,   b. 9 Apr 1858, , Wayne County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Aug 1931, , Wayne County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    Headstones
    Gravestone of Charles and Maria Hoover
    Gravestone of Charles and Maria Hoover
    Family ID F1581  Group Sheet

  • Headstones
    Headstone of Daniel Bulla
Bulla-Hoover Cemetery, Richmond, Indiana
    Headstone of Daniel Bulla Bulla-Hoover Cemetery, Richmond, Indiana
    Enlarged view of Daniel Bulla Headstone
    Enlarged view of Daniel Bulla Headstone

  • Sources 
    1. [S47] William M. Reser, M.D., (Newberry Library).

    2. [S158] Andrew W. Young, (R. Clarke & Col, Cincinnati, Ohio).

    3. [S90] Hoover-Bulla Cemetery Listing.

    4. [S74] Family Data Collection--Individual Records, Ancestry.com.

    5. [S85] My Grandkid’s Ancestors, Dave Sloan.

    6. [S49] World Family Tree, (Broderbnd Software, Inc.).

    7. [S72] One World Tree, Ancestry.com.