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THE FIRST 100 YEARS

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SACRAMENTO LODGE No.40

 

 

 

 

 

JAMES HAWKINS BULLARD

 

 

       

                 There is some uncertainty as to the place and date of birth of our original petitioner James Hawkins Bullard. According to his registration of August 21, 1880 he was then 69 years of age and was born in Tennessee. According to his registration of Oct. 22, 1882 he was then 60 years of age and was born in Kentucky. Coming to California from Missouri during the Gold Rush, he established a wholesale merchandising business in Sacramento in October 1850. This business he maintained until his departure for the East Sept. 3, 1856. At that time, the Sacramento Daily Union of Sept. 4, 1856 described him as being one of Sacramento's "oldest and most enterprising merchants" and that he would return with his family after a brief absence. He returned as planned from New York, arriving in California Jan. 4, 1857, bringing with him his wife and family and established a grocery store at 140 J Street, Sacramento, remaining in business until about 1861 when he moved to San Francisco, where he became a produce commission merchant. He continued in that business until about 1886 when no further information concerning him could be found. Bro. Bullard was an original petitioner of Washington Lodge No. 20 of Sacramento which was organized Feb. 21, 1852 and subsequently assisted in the organization of Sacramento Lodge in July, 1853. Although he came to California from Missouri, the Grand Lodge of that state has no record of him. His name was carried on our membership roll until Feb. 1, 1856 when it was stricken therefrom as he disclaimed being a member and refused to pay dues. He was the first King of Sacramento Chapter No. 3, R. A. M. organized Oct. 5, 1853.

 

 

 

 

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