|Birth: ||May 22, 1842|
|Death: ||Oct. 10, 1936|
Mary Bullard was born in Nauvoo in 1842. When she was six years od, she came with her paretns across the plains to Utah. She married and lived in Pine Valley prior to locating in Rabbit Valley.
After the birth of a still born child and while she was still living in Pine Valle, she became very sick. Her condition was such that there was no hope for recovery. Then one day when she was alone in the room, she turned in her bed and saw a strange man sitting in a chair. He came to the bedside, took her hand, and said "My dear sister, you are very sick. You think you are going to die and so do all of your realtives and neighbors." She said, "Yes"
He shook his head and said, "No, no, the Lord has a great work for you to do. You will live and raise a large family. You shall have power over the Evil One to save the lives of your children and the lives of many of the Saints."
He counseled her to take care of her helath and not work behyond her strength. If she did this, she could live a hundred years, or as long as she desired. He told her if she had faith enough, she could get up that very day and dress herself. By sitting up for a while and then resting, she would gradually get well and strong.
Her eyes felt tired and she closed them for a moment. When she opened them, he was gone. She got up, dressed herself, and was sitting in the chair when her husband came into the room.
The third day after this she was able to walk to her father's home. When he questioned her about her rapid recovery, she told him of her experience. He said the man was one of the old Nephites and that he had visited him at a time when he himself was ill.
Soon after this at the age of twenty-five Mrs. Bullard was called to go among the sick. She found this was the work the Lord had for her to do. When she moved to Wayne County, she found opportunity to continure her services as nurse and midwife.
Her experiences included riding on horseback or in a wagon from one to twenty-five miles, as fast as horses could travel, of being tipped over in the river in cold weahter, of getting out of a sick bed herself to take a confinement case. With regard to the latter, she said she usually came home feeling well.
Although she scame in contact with some of the most contagious diseases such as measles and diptheria, she did not take them herself or carry them to her family.
She bore fifteen children and had a numberous posterity at the time of her death, at the age of niney-four years. She was in good health two months before her death, but seemed weary and anxious to pass on. Apparently she lived as long as she desired. Death occurred in Emery County where she had moved some years previously.
Rainbow Views A History of Wayne County
William Burgess (1822 - 1904)
Mariah Pulsipher Burgess (1822 - 1892)
Ezra Nelson Bullard (1833 - 1900)*
William Austin Bullard (1859 - 1942)*
Olive Celestia Bullard Huntsman (1868 - 1929)*
Charles McNamara Bullard (1871 - 1936)*
Edward Franklin Bullard (1873 - 1888)*
Viola Vilate Bullard Cox (1873 - 1935)*
Maggie Bullard Keele (1879 - 1929)*
Fredrick Bullard (1899 - 1899)*
Ferron City Cemetery
Plot: Block 12, Lot 11, Plot 5
Created by: NKAtwood
Record added: Apr 08, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 35652054