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Sarah Aletha Dudley Bullard
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Birth: 1808
Norfolk County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Apr. 23, 1848
Suffolk County
Massachusetts, USA

Birth year is an estimate.

According to the listing of her death in the Boston death register, she drowned. The exact circumstances of her drowning are unknown, but there is one small clue in The Sun newspaper of Baltimore, Maryland, 27 Apr 1848, News in a Nut-Shell, page 1, column 3:

"--Three persons were found drowned at Boston, on Sunday, among them Mrs. Sarah A. Bullard, lately escaped from the lunatic hospital."

The reason for Sarah's commitment to an insane asylum is unknown.

Sarah was listed as among the city's poor at the time of her death, which does not necessarily mean that she and her husband were paupers. The South End Burying Ground was known as a working man's burying ground, where families paid a small fee to the City of Boston. If her husband could not at the time afford an elaborate headstone or other type of monumentation, Sarah's burial would have been recorded (it was) but unmarked (it is).

Daughter of Abijah Dudley and Susan Trull.
Family links: 
  John Hall Bullard (1808 - 1870)*
  Sarah Caroline Bullard Kluge (1835 - 1915)*
  Anna "Annie" Elizabeth Morehead Bullard Ray (1842 - 1925)*
  Mary E. Bullard Leeman (1847 - ____)*
*Calculated relationship
South Burying Ground
Suffolk County
Massachusetts, USA
Plot: Brick Tomb 33
Created by: Eliza
Record added: Jan 14, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 32921995


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