Nathan Bullard (1779-1869) was a harness maker. Several of his sons were also harness makers in New York. On the 1850 census he was with his daughter Sabra, wife of Eli May, in Springwater, Livingston County, New York. On the 1860 census he was nearby with Joel May. Both Eli May and Joel May were harness makers. Did Nathan Bullard train them? How was training done in that area in that time period? Are Eli and Joel brothers?