Amsterdam is too often overlooked or overshadowed in
American colonial history — by the earlier Viriginia
settlement which gave birth to the Southern plantation
economy, and by the Massachusetts Bay Colony which bred
religious extremism that rivaled today's Islamic
radicalism. New Amsterdam, in fact, contributed far
more to the American culture than either of them.
New Amsterdam gave us bowling, Christmas and New Year
celebrations, cookies, cole slaw, the first organized
church in America, ice skating, log cabins, magicians,
pancakes, property ownership for women, public education
for both sexes, religious tolerance, the right of dissent,
the rule of law, street paving, and tennis.
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The Gold Mine
...of family history
Pilgrims gave us Thanksgiving. For
many of us, that's all we know about Colonial American
history. But the good Pilgrims also spent decades
peaceful Quaker men and women –
hanging some from an elm
tree on Boston Common, others at Gallows Hill. On
occasion the Pilgrims were merciful – they merely
escorted the Quakers to the Connecticut border....but at
every little town along the route, they stripped them
naked and whipped them in the public square. That part of
Massachusetts history never got into our school books,
and so we spent every November during our childhood
idolizing the Pilgrims.
the meantime, our
Fulkerson ancestors labored to create more progressive
and democratic colonies in New Jersey, New York, North
Carolina and Virginia.
Quaker man and wife are led to execution in Boston.
New York and New Jersey Records -
FULKERSON (and some VIGNE) family baptisms, marriages,
property, livestock, etc.
Harlingen Tract - maps of
where we lived, about 300 years ago
Tract Photos - views of
the land our family occupied
Letter - concerning an
inheritance of Philip VOLKERSE and wife Mettie
Will of Philip VOLKERSE
- Caleb and Joseph FULKERSON's great
grandmother Sarah GODFREY accused her neighbor of murdering
her brother using witchcraft.
Will of Derrick
Migrations - during the
American Colonial Era
First Cherokee War -
Hannah Fulkerson's husband Benjamin Sharp describes the
peril of frontier life in Southwest Virginia
in the Revolution -
Privates, Sergeants, Lieutenants and Captains: 20
Fulkersons and Fulkerson descendants on the
roster, plus a
map and brief history of Somerset County's role in the
James Fulkerson - an
"Overmountain" citizen and patriot
Oct 2007 with images of 12 documents from the 1780s and
FULKERSON - marching
forward and backward for his life
War Pension Document Images New
- October 2007
Most of the images are reduced to fit your computer screen,
but retain a high quality resolution for printing.]
Philip FULKERSON - in the
FULKERSON's 1832 Statement -
about his brother Caleb's Revolutionary War service
War Rosters - some of the
sources from which the foregoing was gleaned
Days of a New Nation
1793 Will of Frederick FULKERSON -
a Planter and Slave Owner of Patrick County, Virginia
on the Frontier - Two
Fulkersons signed a letter requesting protection from Indian
Medicine in 1812 - Jacob
FULKERSON of Kentucky elected to have surgery
in the War of 1812 - 11
Fulkersons known to have served in this almost forgotten and
nearly catastrophic war
Cabins on the Frontier -
Peter Graham FULKERSON tells about ingenuity and survival
beyond the reaches of civilization
BOONE - a friend of the
People Owning People -
the Fulkerson family shared much in common with historical
American institutions, including slave ownership
now includes 32 Fulkersons
FULKERSON Ross - the
FULKERSON - the Agent
Col. Wm. H. FULKERSON -
Andrew Jackson, the Pony Express & more
of Ralph Judson FULKERSON -
about his grandparents, Philip Adam FULKERSON (1814-1904)
and Mary Jane FULKERSON in 1850's Missouri
FULKERSON and Ambrose CAIN -
on the Texas frontier in 1859, and their 1880 journal of a
train trip to Oregon
American Civil War
- a roster of 216
Fulkersons who took sides - and 35 who died - during the
most significant event in our nation's history.
STATISTICS in the Civil War -
a state by state reckoning of how many Fulkersons served —
both Union and Confederate — including the number of
officers, POWs and deaths.
Records from the US War Office -
service and pension records for some of the Fulkersons who
served in the Civil War (includes a few records from later
19th Century service).
- September 2009
Abram FULKERSON - of
Chickamauga and the 47th Congress
Abram FULKERSON - comes
alive in the 21st Century
D. FULKERSON - he had her
oiled and tarred before firing her
Raid - two Fulkersons die
in Lawrence, Kansas raid
FULKERSON - some people
just weren't on the guest list
Samuel V. FULKERSON - he
rode with Stonewall Jackson
V. FULKERSON Letters -
writing from the battlefields of the Civil War
Brothers in the Civil War -
a first-hand tale of one family
1864 Brandy Raid - yes,
war can be ruthless
Gen. William S. ROSECRANS -
Abe Lincoln thought Bill was a duck
THOMPSON - "Yo-ho-ho
and a bottle of mint juleps"
...or is this GONE WITH THE WIND ???
Civil War Veterans Questionnaire -
- Peter Graham Fulkerson responds to questions about the
War...and about life in a slave state before the War
for Freedom - former
Fulkerson slaves joined the Union Army
the Wild West
on the Oregon Trail - a
roster of Fulkersons who made the crossing, in chronological
order by decades
Monroe FULKERSON - life
and death on the Oregon Trail
FULKERSON - left medical
school to return to the Old West
HARRIS - my
ggg-grandfather's daily journal of Montana pioneer life
FULKERSON and Ambrose CAIN -
from Texas to Oregon by train in 1880
Daughter Remembers -
Sarah FULKERSON's daughter Emma CAIN wrote a memoir about
growing up on the Texas frontier in the 1860s. When she was
23 she wrote a diary of her trip to Oregon by train and
- September 2009....courtesy
of Norma Reynolds of Oregon
"Wine Country" Fulkersons -
vines spring from Kentucky roots
Jack FULKERSON - that's
why they called it the Wild West
on the Plain - "With
naught but the storm around him"
- the privateers in our family from the New
Amsterdam days through the Revolution and Civil War
Special - The
Fulkerson Winery, in a 57-second video showing the vineyards
and tasting room.
Figures - our family
connections to some famous people
Fulkerson Family Coat of Arms -
because every week is scam prevention week
Fulkerson, American Doughboy in WWI -
a story long forgotten, but endlessly
Fulkerson Birthday Tradition -
you can spend your first 79 years dreading this day!
Norwegian Heritage - you
can't fight the INS
2005 Fulkerson Farm Bicentennial ~
Pictures from the Trip
A Little More ~ SP4
Robert Fulkerson, US Army Medical Corps, Vietnam
Era....speaking out on the homefront
Life's Mysteries Solved
"A discriminating irreverence is
the creator and protector of human liberty."
find your ancestors in the pages below? Help is usually just
FULKERSON Branch - names,
dates, places and a story or two
First American-born Generation of FULKERSONS
- more than 350 years ago
September 2009 to list one family's 26 children
Tree Diagram - a
fast-loading look at the first six Fulkerson generations and
how they migrated, in an INTERACTIVE family tree format.
FULKERSONS in 18th-Century New Jersey
- This is the CORE page for the genealogies
listed below. It
also follows some of the smaller branches Westward into many
states, including those listed below.
VOLKERTSON - to the
hostile frontiers in Virginia and North Carolina,
then West to
Kentucky, Missouri and other states.
of Captain James FULKERSON -
in Virginia, Tennessee, Missouri and points West
of Abraham FULKERSON - in
Virginia, Missouri and on the Oregon Trail. Also includes
photographs of his 1783 house.
FULKERSON went to
Kentucky and founded the largest branch
of Fulkersons. Descendants
went on to settle in Indiana, Illinois and the California
wine country in the 1800s.
on the BRUNER wives of his sons John and Philip.
NEW February 2010
of Captain Philip FULKERSON -
in Kentucky. Later
generations appeared in Illinois, Missouri, Oklahoma and
FULKERSONS - from New
Jersey and Virginia
New York FULKERSONS -
many took a northern detour before heading West
- through their mother, two New York FULKERSON
brothers, Caleb and Joseph FULKERSON descended from the
English FARLEY family that emigrated to Massachusetts
- these FARLEY ancestors were knights and
barons, going back to the 1300s
FULKERSON Branches -
emigrating from New Jersey and New York.
Some went on
to Arkansas, Indiana, Iowa and Oregon.
Pennsylvania FULKERSONS -
known branches, plus 20+ unknown
FULKERSONS . Later
descendants are found in Colorado, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas,
Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin.
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Fulkerson DNA Project -
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Fulkerson has lived in northern
California, southern Illinois, New York City, Oklahoma,
Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah and Wyoming. He
attended West Valley College and San Jose State
University, served in the Army medical corps during the
war, and went on to assist veterans for more than two
decades in VA hospitals. In recent years he became a
licensed journeyman electrician.
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history, but found it was in small pieces scattered
across the country. With the help of more than 500
cousins, he built this site to gather, research and
organize the family history in one place where you could
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