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Bulla Family Papers

Identifier: FMS-63

Scope and Contents

The Bulla Family papers consist of account books, correspondence, and genealogical materials of four generations of the family of William Bulla (1777-1862) and his wife Elizabeth (Hoover) Bulla (1778-1857) who were among the first Quaker settlers of Richmond, IN.


  • 1824-1900

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Biographical or Historical Information

William Bulla (1777-1862) was born in Chester County, Pennsylvania, and moved with his family to Randolph County, North Carolina, as a child. He married Elizabeth Hoover (1778-1857) in North Carolina, and they moved with their families and a large group to Ohio between 1803 and 1805. William and Elizabeth bought land in the Spring Grove area just north of what is now Richmond, where William built the second hewn log house in the county in 1810. He helped build a Quaker church in Richmond and was elected county coroner for two terms. William was tried and fined $1000 plus $500 in court fees for helping a slave escape a Richmond courtroom around 1823.

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Part of the Friends Collection and Earlham College Archives Repository