Sadly Bob passed on June 12, 2012. You can read about his amazing life at We are in need of someone to take over his legacy of this website. Please contact his sister Lori Jayne (Fulkerson) at if you are interested.

NOTICE, MAY 2012: I am currently fighting to survive acute myeloid leukemia, a cancer of the bone marrow. My prognosis just went downhill in May 2012. I will not be devoting any further time to this site nor to family history. To all who joined in this effort during the past 16 years, Thank You

American FULKERSON Homepage

Four centuries of Fulkerson family history, from old New Amsterdam to the Wild West


The New Amsterdam Days 


New 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.

  Do you have a hankerin' to hang out in the 17th Century
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 The Gold Mine   ...of family history


Life's Mysteries Solved Here:

"A discriminating irreverence is the creator and protector of human liberty."
Mark Twain

 Fulkerson Genealogy 

Can't find your ancestors in the pages below? Help is usually just an E-MAIL away.

Reality Check:

"The man who has not anything to boast of but his illustrious ancestors, is like a potato - the only good belonging to him is underground."
Thomas Overbury


 Unattached Branches 

  We need to help these cousins find their way
back to New Amsterdam!


 Distinguished Cousins 

    Theodore ROOSEVELT - Third from the left

    Thomas Alva EDISON - Invented or made practical many of our modern conveniences: electricity, electric light, the telephone, audio recording, X-ray fluoroscopy and motion pictures

    Anna Eleanor ROOSEVELT - First Lady

    Franklin D. ROOSEVELT - Sustained America through the Depression and WWII

    The BOGART Connection - It's the stuff that dreams are made of.

    John CHANCELLOR - NBC Nightly News Anchorman from 1970 to 1982

    Gary TRUDEAU - the first "comic strip artist" to win a Pulitzer Prize (1975)

    A FINAL NOTE ABOUT DISTINGUISHED COUSINS: In my own FULKERSON-FARLEY branch from Somerset County, New Jersey, we are cousins to three of the four presidents on Mount Rushmore - Roosevelt, Washington and Jefferson - and also to President Barack Obama.


Many family history sites publish personal information about living persons, a practice which may lead to invasion of privacy and identity theft. This site's longstanding policy uses "90 years ago" as a breakpoint. Currently, the site will list the names of persons born by 1920, and the names of their parents. Because mothers' maiden names are often required to be used as passwords, this site will not disclose a maiden name if a child is known to be living.

Bob 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.
  Beginning in 1995, Bob learned that there WAS a Fulkerson family 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 easily find it. Bob and your cousins sincerely hope you enjoy your visit to the site.

If you don't find what you're seeking on this site,
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A Final Word:

    "He not busy being born is busy dying."

            -Bob Dylan, 'It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)'