shirley, I am a direct descendent of J. B. P. Bullock, who was married to Melissa Biswell. His name however was not John. It was Josiah. He is buried at Macedonia Cemetery just outside of Uniontown, Arkansas. His daughter Sara Eliza, married Elias Rector Breeden. This is my line. I still live in Crawford Co., Arkansas.
Melissa was Josiahs' second wife. I have as yet been unable to find her name. I know that Josiah bruoght his family here from Cass Co., Missouri. All the children appear to have been from his first wife except maybe Margaret. Her birthplace on the 1870 Census shows as Texas. Josiah had relatives I believe in Texas, But I believe that James and Elizabeth Biswell also resided in Texas for a short time also.Didn't they? Grayson and Margaret, 2 of Josiahs' children, were married in Crawford Co., AR in 1878. There is one other marriage for a Laura Bullock in 1878, but I don't know who she is. Do you know if she was Josiah and Melissas' daughter?I have found no other Bullocks in this area for that time period, so I am assuming that she was related. Also, do you know what became of Melissa after Josiahs' death? I also read in your postings that you had found the article(s) concerning Josiahs deathetc. Where did you find them? I scannned the microfilm at the Fort Smith Library but didn't find anything. Did I just over look them? Maybe I didn't scan the right one. You mentioned a Bullock friend living in Ozark? Is this friend a decesndent of Josiah? My family lost contact with all of the Bullocks many years ago. I would love to make contact with some of them if possible. I have more info on the Bullocks if you would like it. If you would like to contact me personaly my email is tg981@aol. com