September 24, 2007

Jesse James Bullens

I have received some really nice photographs of some of the descendants of Joseph Milton and Nancy Ellen Coffey Bullen(s). The photos are courtesy of Jessie James Bullens III via Judy Malone.

This photograph is one of Jesse and Flora Bullens. Jesse was born Dec. 15, 1891 in Rockcastle Co., KY and died in Dayton, Montgomery Co., OH on Apr. 20, 1988. Flora, the daughter of William Caleb and Sarah Issis Sims Viars, was born Aug. 5, 1896 in Rockcastle Co., and died Jan. 27, 1944 in Richmond, Madison Co., KY.

This is a photo of the seven children of Jesse and Flora. From L-R is: Mabel, Junior, Beulah, Thursa, Boyd Jennings, Violet and Harold. They are not standing in birth order.

Mabel Ruth was born Jul. 13, 1913 in Fairland, Douglas Co., IL. She married William Howard on Jan. 2, 1931 and, died Nov. 1, 1999. She and William had four children: Wilma, William, Joan and Harold.

Beulah Bell was born Dec. 9, 1914 in Berea, Madison Co., KY, married Chris Lee Clem on Apr. 30, 1932 and died May 23, 2003 in Troy, Miami Co., OH. She and Chris had three children: Willowdeen, Chris, and Patricia. Chris Lee was born Jan. 13, 1910 in Danville, Casey Co., KY and died Feb. 5, 2003 in Troy.

Thursa Franklin was born Aug. 1, 1916 in Berea. She married Roy Hacker and had at least one child, a son named Paul. Thursa died Dec. 2, 1982 in Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN.

Rose Violet was born Jun. 11, 1916 in Tipp City, Miami Co., OH. She married Joseph Wright on Dec. 29, 1936 and died May 22, 1998 in Troy. Joseph was born Jun. 11, 1916 in Tipp City and, died May 22, 1998 in Troy. They had two children: Peggy Jo, and Linda Mae.

Harold Clay, born Nov. 29, 1920 in Rockcastle Co., married Iva Maye Jackson on Nov. 29, 1940. She was born Jan. 28, 1924 and died Jan. 16, 1995 in Troy. Their children are Harriet Jackson and Harold Clay, Jr.

Jesse James, Jr., born Nov. 19, 1923 in Mt. Vernon, Rockcastle Co., and married Regina Kelly on Jun. 1, 1946. Regina was born Nov. 26, 1926 in Indianapolis and died there on Mar. 16, 1999. Their children are: Jesse James III, John Orvil, Richard Mark and Ted Lee.

Boyd Jennings, born Jul. 17, 1928 in Berea and died Apr. 29, 1977 in Dayton, OH. He married Barbara Walker and, their children are Jamie Lee, Steven Kenneth, Christine, Patricia and Boyd Jennings, Jr.

Judy wrote that "Boyd Jennings was a Merchant Marine during WWII. He was finally given full military recognition just a few years ago."

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