The Thomas Bullard monument stands tall in the old section of historic Center Star graveyard in Mantachie. Thomas Bullard was the son of Alonzo Jessie (born July 1843 in Socapatoy, Coosa County, Alabama, the son of Thomas and Narcissa Bullard and the grandson of Allen and Rebecca Butler Bullard) and Lydia Ann Lackey Bullard. He is found in the 1880 and 1900 Lee County census records (Unity community) and in 1910 is listed as a salesman living in the town of Mantachie with his wife Mollie with daughters E.L., L.M. and sons Willie and Fred. It is interesting that his monument shows he was born January 18, 1878, yet the 1880 Lee County census shows him being five months old being born in January 1880.
Thomas Bullard’s father, Alonzo, served in Company C of the 5th Battalion of Hilliard's Legion from Tallapoosa and Coosa counties in Alabama.