Note: See the Volkert VOLKERTSONpage for details on the first four generations and other descendants of Volkert VOLKERTSON.
Abraham FULKERSON and Sarah GIBSON (6th Generation)
Abraham was born in Somerset Co., New Jersey and baptized at the Readington Dutch Reformed Church on 18 May 1740.
Readington Dutch Reformed Church
He moved with his family to North Carolina when he was about 15. His father died before they reached their destination in Rowan County, and his oldest brother was killed shortly after they arrived. He married Sarah GIBSON in Rowan Co., North Carolina, on 2 July 1766.
Four years later he and his brother James moved both their families to the "Overmountain" region of southwest Virginia. Abraham fought in the Revolutionary War (Battle of King's Mountain, 7 Oct 1780). The 1782 property tax rolls for Washington County show that he had 16 horses, 27 head of cattle and no slaves (although an 1818 Scott County property list shows him with 3 slaves and 4 horses). The Washington County records also show he had land surveyed in 1782:
Page 26 - Abraham Fulkerson...44 ac...on both sides of a small branch of the waters of the north fork of Holston River...Beginning in a gap of the river knobs...on the south side of the Poor Valley knobs...October 23, 1782
Page 27 - Abraham Fulkerson...540 ac...Preemption Warrant...in the Poor Valley and on the waters of the north fork of Holstein River...Beginning in a gap of the Poor Valley knobs on the west side of the Big Lick Branch...up the branch through the gap in the above valley...along the foot of the knobs...cross the valley at the foot of Clynch Mountain...on the side of the Mountain above Tally's Lick...leaving the mountain and across the valley on the north side of the Poor Valley Knobs...October 22, 1782
Abraham's house, which he built around 1783, still stands. Its continued preservation was aided by placement on the National Register of Historic Places in 2002. Photographs have been donated to this site, courtesy of Shirley O'Toole and Stan Hickam, depicting both the interior and exterior.
In 1786 Abraham was commissioned as an agent for a property sale, apparently involving one or more difficulties among the parties involved:
THE COMMONWEALTH of Virginia
To James Saunders and Abraham Fulkerson, Esquires,
Greeting whereas John Tarply and Agga his wife of the County of Brunswick by their certain Indenture of Bargain and Sale bearing date the twenty ninth Day of December 1786 have sold and conveyed unto William Hammonds the fee simple estate of one hundred and eighty six acres of land . . . being in the said County of Brunswick and whereas the said Agga cannot conveniently travel to our Court . . . to make her acknowledgment of the said conveyance therefore we do give unto you or any two or more of you power to receive the acknowledgment which the said Agga shall be willing to make before you . . . and we do therefore command you that you do personally go to the said Agga [in Caswell Co., NC] and receive her acknowldgement of the same and examine privily and apart from the said John Tarply . . . the fourteenth Day of October 1786.
A number of documents from the succeeding decades appear with Abraham's name, most of them indicating he had good standing and an active role in his community:
From the Calendar of Virginia State Papers, 14 April 1794
The memorial and petition of the Subscribers, Inhabitants in the Western part of Washington County, and the eastern settlement of Lee, near Mockison Gap--
Humbly sheweth, That altho, we have been considered as an interior
settlement, yet from various unfortunate occurances it must appear that we are
equally exposed with the most distant Frontier settlements.
[This is followed with a list of massacres performed by the Cherokee Indians]
From the above facts, your Excellency and the Council will be a judge of
the justice of our claim, that such protection be afforded us as the State may
be able to afford and our necessities require.
All we submit with deference, and your petitioners will ever pray.
JOHN V. COOK, with JAMES FULKERSON
VIRGINIA LAND RECORDS
The following Virginia records, including land grants and land titles, may be viewed by clicking on the entries below. In general the entries below refer to dates on which land office treasury warrants were issued, or otherwise the earliest date indicating ownership, survey, etc.
4 Apr 1782. 44 acres in the Little Valley and on both sides of a Small Branch of the waters of the north fork of Holstein River.
4 Apr 1782. 540 acres in the Poor Valley on the waters of the North fork of Holstein River.
15 Aug 1783. 50 acres on a branch of Clinch River, beginning &c on the south side of Newmans Ridge.
15 Aug 1783. 177 acres on the north side of Clinch River beginning below the mouth of a branch being the fourth below the Old Waggon Ford.
15 Aug 1783. 100 acres on both sides of the North fork of Clinch River adjoining Rowlers land.
1 Sep 1785. 295 acres on the north side of the North fork of Holstein River and on the Poor Valley Knobs.
2 Jan 1794. 70 acres on the south side of the North fork of Holstein River adjoining Anthony Bledsoe.
4 Jan 1794. 99 acres in the Poor Valley on the waters of the North fork of Holstein River.
11 Oct 1796. 86 acres on the head of Little Stock Creek including a large Cove.
14 Jan 1800. 150 acres on both sides of Big Lick Branch in the Poor Valley, adjoining his own land.
14 Jan 1800. 116 acres on the south side of the North fork of Holstein River adjoining Anthony Bledsoe.
6 Mar 1811. 25 acres on the north side of the North fork of Holstein River.
On 24 Nov 1814, Abraham was appointed as a commissioner in Scott County. Within the county, a magisterial district was named Fulkerson, in honor of Abraham and brother James as early settlers of that region. Thereafter it was listed on tax rolls and still appears on some maps. Abraham continued to make his mark on the history of the region. The Richmond Enquirer reported on 3 May 1822 that Abraham was one of two Washington County candidates elected in April 1822 to represent that county in the Virginia House of Delegates. Unfortunately, he was unable to fulfill that role.
An indenture was filed in Scott County, VA on 27 April 1822, noting Abraham's decease and naming his children, several of whom had already moved westward to Missouri. A copy and transcript can be found here. There is a monument to Abraham in Scott County, erected by the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Abraham and Sarah's nine children were (shown in RED):
JAMES FULKERSON.....7 Jun 1768-16 Dec 1847, b. in Scott Co., VA, m. Elizabeth McMILLAN (16 May 1773-22 Feb 1832) on 28 Feb 1791, in Scott Co., VA. Her parents were William McMILLAN of Ireland and Mary LEEPER of North Carolina. [There were numerous land records listing William McMILLAN in Augusta Co., VA between 1759 and 1765, in Washington Co. in 1782, in Botetourt Co. in 1787, in Russell Co. in 1792, in Lee Co. in 1795, and four land patents in Washington Co. These appear to involve at least a William Sr. and a William Jr.] James and Elizabeth moved to Tennessee in 1807. On 4 Dec 1811 James signed a pledge on a bond in Campbell Co., TN, for "John Clybourn Senr. And John Longmire who being this Day duly Elected Inspectors of Tobacco." His name appeared on an 1813 petition signed by 249 residents of Powell Valley in Campbell Co. On 8 Jun 1815 he was appointed in the same county to be an election judge [Minutes of Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions 1813 - 1817]. An 1813 power of attorney given to his cousin Peter of Lee Co., VA stated that James lived in White County, Tennessee. Perhaps he moved back and forth?
James moved his family to Cole Co., Missouri (originally part of Cooper County) in 1815-1816: "The earliest settlement made within Cole Co. was that by the Tennessee colony in 1815-1816 at the mouth of the Moniteau Creek. Among the members of the Tennessee colony were: John English and his 4 sons (Judge English died in 1844 = built the first house located just west of the mouth of Moniteau) - Henry McKenny and 3 sons (McKenny built on the site of Moniteau) - James Miller and 3 sons - James Fulkerson and 3 sons - David Young and 3 sons - John Mulkey and 2 sons - Dave Chambers and 3 sons - William Gooch and 4 sons - Martin Gooch and 2 sons - John Harmon and one son - Joshua Chambers and 2 sons (Joshua Chambers died in 1878, the last of those male members to die)." [Kansas City Genealogist, Vol XII, NO 4, April 1972. pp. 8-9]
His cousin Isaac had moved there three years earlier with Daniel Boone, and several other Fulkerson clans were moving there about the same time. While crossing the Wabash River, several of their party were drowned. They went as far west as Lexington, MO, but returned to Cole County where other family members were settling. Information provided about a "Certified Track Book made by the United States Land Office, at Boonville, Missouri" included the following original entry: " The west half of the southeast quarter of Section 27, Township 45, Range 13, containing 80 acres, was entered January 17, 1825 by James Fulkerson. Certificate No. 1533." Succeeding entries tell us that James Fulkerson sold 30 acres to his son Frederick M. Fulkerson for $50.00 on 28 Jan 1833, and that Frederick M. Fulkerson and Sarah, his wife sold the 30 acres to their son-in-law William T. HINES...who would die on the Oregon Trail in 1847. Elizabeth died on 22 Feb 1832. Her gravestone still stands, on a private farm in Cole Co., MO. James, his brother Richard and Richard's son James Henry are all buried in a row in Goshen Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Boone Co., MO. James' obituary appeared in the Jefferson City [MO] Inquirer on 22 Jan 1848, Page 2, Column 6:
Obituary - Another Pioneer Departed
DIED - At the residence of his son Frederick Fulkerson, Boone County, Mo, James Fulkerson in the 80th year of his age. The deceased was of Virginia but for the last thirty years or so resided in Missouri. Of active and industrious faith met the hardships incident to early western life with undaunted perseverence, and did all that opportunities permitted for the introduction of civilization and religion of the wilderness he has chosen for his home. During the latter part of his life he suffered much and for the last two years was almost entirely deprived of sight and hearing, which severe privation he bore with christian resignation, and was gathered to his fathers rest the 16th, [Dec] 1847, in full congregation with the Church, of which he had long been a member and by a large circle of relatives and friends who, with their loss has been his infinate gain.
William M. FULKERSON................17 Apr 1792-18??, b. in Lee Co., VA, moved with his family to TN by age 15. William was living in Jacksborough, Campbell Co., TN when he enlisted to fight in the War of 1812. He served under Andrew Jackson in the battle against Creek Indians at Horseshoe Bend, Alabama. After March of 1816 he went to Arkansas with a Frederick FULKERSON, probably a cousin. Here he married Mary ____ (possibly WALLACE) and in 1829 was living in St. Francis Co., AR. The Arkansas Gazette reported "Wm. M. Falkerson" had a letter remaining at the Helena (Arkansas Territory) Post Office on 1 Jul 1831. He and Mary settled on Crawley's Ridge, a mile from the town of Madison, and had 13 children. County land records show he gained title to 40 acres on 1 Nov 1835, 80 acres on 23 Aug 1836 and another 40 acres on 28 Jul 1838. William was commissioned as a county magistrate three times - in 1831, 1833 and 1835 - and was twice elected County Judge, serving from 1844 to 1848. In 1849 he moved to Pine Tree, AR, whose cemetery is on land he once owned. Mary may have died in 1859. William was still alive for the 1860 Census in St. Francis Co., living at L'Anguille twp on land valued at $5,585. The Census also indicated he was a member of a minority group: he could read and write. Living in his household were four young women who may have been daughters, although all of them were reported born in Tennessee: Elizabeth FULKERSON (age 24), Mary I. FULKERSON (age 13 - is this daughter Mary J. FULKERSON who might have been 15 or 16 then?), Elza A. (age 4) and Fannie (age 1). Their eight previously reported children were:
John J. FULKERSON....1827?-??, m. (1st) unknown and was widowed with 2 children [per 1850 census, St. Francis Co., AR, and reports of his will], and then m. (2nd) Nancy _____ and had 3 more children. He was listed as "John B. FULKSON" (age 24) on the 1860 Census in the same county, living at L'Anguille Township with a wife Rebecca (age 24, born in SC), son Andrew J. (age 3) and daughter Rebecca (age 2). Sons William and John were not reported. The wife reappears on the 1880 Census, transcribed as "Kancie T. FULKERSON" - age 52 and again born in SC. Both of these, Rebecca and Kancie, may have been Nancy. The ages and spouse reported in 1860 appear to be in error.
Andrew Jackson FULKERSON.....1857-??, m. Rebecca CASTEEL. On the 1880 Census he was listed 2 households away from his father's residence, with wife Rebecka, daughter Frances and son John. He also had two farm laborers in his household, J.M. ALDREDGE and John F. JORDAN, at L'Anguille, St. Francis Co., Arkansas. (Their other neighbors were a bunch of SLUTTS.) He was listed in an 1884 Arkansas biography: "Andrew J. Fulkerson was born in 1855, St. Francis County, Ark., claiming the advent of his birth. He is the son of John J. and Frances E. Fulkerson, natives of Arkansas and Indiana, respectively. Mr. Fulkerson died in 1880 and his wife in 1858. Andrew J. received but limited advantages for an education, and when only nineteen years of age commenced farming on his personal responsibility. He was married in 1877 to Becky J., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John H. Casteel, and to their marriage five children have been given: Frances E., John H., James Arthur, William A. and Charles. Mr. Fulkerson owns 563 acres of excellent land, with over ninety under cultivation, and everything on his plantation gives evidence of thrift and prosperity. He is a Democrat in his political views, and in his religious faith a Baptist. He is a member of the Wheel and the K. of L. Mrs. Fulkerson belongs to the Methodist Church."
Frances FULKERSON....b. ca. 1879, age 1 on 1880 Census
Oscar FULKERSON....m. Helen ____. This is possibly the Oscar Fulkerson reported as a teacher at White School in Union Grove, Arkansas.
John H. FULKERSON....b. ca. 1880, age 3 months on 1880 Census
William Andrew FULKERSON....-1962, m. Lola GAILEY, had 3 children. He was a brakeman on the Missouri Pacific line for most of his life. For reasons unexplained, he and Lola were pursued by a posse five days after their marriage.
Lizzie FULKERSON....1878-??, m. Charles CHILDRESS
Rebecca FULKERSON....born about 1858, listed as age 2 on 1860 Census
Nancy E. FULKERSON.....1864-??, reported on 1880 Census as age 16
Frederick J FULKERSON....1831-??, m. Martha _____, had 2 known children [1860 census]:
Susannah A. FULKERSON
William B. FULKERSON
William Wallace FULKERSON....9 Feb 1833-??, known as "Wallace", m. Mary J. FULLWOOD, no children. Both are buried at Gibson Bayou Cemetery, about three miles north of Earle, Arkansas.
James S FULKERSON....24 Sep 1838-10 Feb 1901, m. Anna Eliza TANNER (b. 16 Jan 1842) of Bolivar Co., MS on 25 Jan 1859. James moved his family to Texas by 1869, where they lived in Graham (Young County), and then to Oklahoma by 1881. Anna died on 8 Jun 1893. A family Bible states she was buried in Texas, and another family source says it was Graham, Young County, Texas. James remained in Oklahoma after his wife's death, at least through 1896. He died in Crittenden Co., AR in 1901 and was buried next to brother Wallace. James and Anna had 11 children:
Mary Lucretia FULKERSON....7 Aug 1860-1862 in AR
Clauda Belle FULKERSON....9 Apr 1864-1864 in AR
Alice Gertrude FULKERSON....25 Aug 1866-??, m. J. Robert BRYANT
Anna Miranda FULKERSON....26 Apr 1869-1952, b. in Ft. Worth, TX, m. J.E. FITZGERALD with whom she operated a cotton gin in Parkin, Arkansas
James Thomas (Julius) FULKERSON....7 Jul 1872-4 Feb 1947, b. in Graham, TX, m. Manora BROWN on 28 Sep 1893 and settled in Dawson Co., TX where they had 6 children. His granddaughter Addie, speaking about her own 7 children, uttered the now-famous quote: "We found out what caused them but we haven't found a substitute."
Effie Jane FULKERSON....8 Apr 1875-13 Apr 1950, b. in Graham, TX, m. Samuel SIMPSON on 12 Dec 1895 in Davis, OK, died in Parkin, AR, had 5 children
Samuel Augusta FULKERSON....24 Oct 1878-26 Mar 1946, b. in Graham, TX, m. Florence _____, lived near Portland, OR and had 4 children
William Price FULKERSON....10 Sep 1881-1951, b. in OK, m. 4x, had a daughter by the last
Everett Mabry FULKERSON....4 Mar 1884-1950, b. in OK, m. Bessie ____, lived at ranching in TX, had 1 daughter, m. twice more, probably d. in Hobbs, NM
Robert Henry FULKERSON (twin)....4 Mar 1884-1896 in OK
David Ajax FULKERSON....17 Apr 1887-16 Mar 1930, b. in OK, m. Mabel ____, had 3 children, lived in Brownwood, TX and d. at Vicksburg, MS
Ajax FULKERSON....2 Aug 1840-??
Mary J FULKERSON....Apr 1844-ca. 1888, b. in St. Frances Co., AR. She m. George W. McDUFFIE about 1869 and had 7 children:
Mary Eliza (Mollie) McDUFFIE....Jan 1870-??
Ella Melvina McDUFFIE....6 Jun 1873-??, b. at Whitt, Parker Co., TX
Nancy Elizabeth McDUFFIE (twin)....6 Jun 1873-??, b. at Whitt, Parker Co., TX
Martha J. (Mattie) McDUFFIE....Apr 1876-??, b. at Whitt, Parker Co., TX
William McDUFFIE....1878-??, b. at Whitt, Parker Co., TX
Unknown McDUFFIE....died as infant?
Benjamin F. McDUFFIE....Jul 1881-after 1936
John FULKERSON......ca. 1794-1815, b. in Scott Co., VA, d. in Campbell Co., TN, He married a Jane (JONES?) who was born ca. 1795 in VA. They had only two known children by the time of John's death. She married (2nd) David MURRAY (b. 1791 in TN), who became the guardian of the children,
Sarah and John [mentioned in the will of Abraham FULKERSON, no will found for John FULKERSON].
Sarah Jane FULKERSON.....b. ca. 1815
John FULKERSON.....b. ca. 1814 in TN., nothing further known.
This site previously carried a report from a descendant of John Fulkerson MYERS that John FULKERSON had a daughter Sarah Jane (b. 1834) who m. 1st a BRATCHER and 2nd to William H. MYERS, with whom she christened one child as John Fulkerson MYERS. However, further examination of the 1850 Census for Campbell Co., TN, shows that Sarah Jane BRATCHER actually had a father named F.N. BRATCHER. She never was a FULKERSON. There was obviously SOME connection between Sarah or William and the Fulkerson clan of Tennessee, but it hasn't yet been deduced.
Sarah Lowe FULKERSON.............23 Oct 1794 in Lee Co., VA
Mary FULKERSON.......................17 Dec 1796
Abraham G FULKERSON..............6 Sep 1798 in Lee Co., VA, d. Aug 1833
Nancy Leeper FULKERSON..........4 Feb 1801 in Lee Co., VA, d. in 1863 in OR; m. Richard N. MILLER on 3 May 1821 in Cole Co., MO. Richard, b. 3 Apr 1798 in Greenbrier Co., VA, was a farmer and influential citizen, and served several terms as the Cole Co. sheriff. They went west on the Oregon Trail in 1847, with Richard as captain of the rolling, 300-member "Plains Baptist Church" wagon train that included Nancy's brother James and sister Elizabeth and their families. Their personal entourage included three wagons, 15 yoke of oxen, 75 head of cattle and six children. Arriving in the Willamette Valley on 1 Oct 1847, he filed on a section of land 4 miles west of McMinnville in Yamhill Co., OR. From that point, Nancy and her family turned into a band of gypsys. In 1848 two of her sons went overland to California after hearing about the discovery of gold there. In 1849 Nancy's health declined, so Richard took her and the remainder of the family south to California on a ship. Richard farmed there, near Martinez, but in 1850 his family had sailed north again and were listed on the Yamhill Co. census. Her sons, in the meantime, abandoned the gold camps when illness broke out there and went to Contra Costa Co. to saw lumber and help build a hotel in Martinez before returning to Oregon. Because Richard had left Oregon after filing his initial claim, and voted in California, his entitlement was reduced from 640 acres to 320. He continued to farm in Yamhill until 1865, engaged in stock business in eastern Oregon, and became ordained as a Baptist minister. Nancy died in 1863. Two years later, Richard gave up the farm and went to live with their children at Turner in Marion Co., OR, where he died at the age of 82. The six of their seven children who came west with them on the Oregon Trail were:
Alexis MILLER....b. 1824/6 in Cole Co., MO, d. Nov 1902, m. Sarah Jane HUTCHINSON, a pioneer of 1850, had 11 children
Andrew Monroe MILLER....known as Monroe MILLER, b. 9 Nov 1827 in Cole Co., MO, m. (1st) Margaret Angeline CROWLEY (b. ca. 1832 in Holt Co., MO, d. 1852 in Polk Co., OR) on 15 Jun 1851. Margaret was the daughter of widow Catherine CROWLEY who m. James Monroe FULKERSON below; she lost her father, sister and two brothers during the Oregon Trail crossing in 1846, and another brother in 1847. Monroe then m. (2nd) Lucinda V. (FULKERSON) LOGAN (b. ca. 1826 in VA, d. 5 Jan 1887 at Dallas, Polk Co., OR) of VA and Cooper Co., MO. Her FULKERSON ancestry is unknown at this point. She was a pioneer of 1853 whose husband died after their arrival, leaving two children. She and Monroe lived on his claim (#2715) near Dixie in Polk Co., raising grain and stock, and had 3 more children. Monroe made pack trips to the silver mines at Florence, Idaho in 1861-62, and was living at Dallas, OR, in 1884.
William T. MILLER.....b. 1829 in Cole Co., MO, settled in Marion Co., OR on 15 Mar 1851 (claim #770), m. on 7 Sep that year to Elizabeth ____. In 1903 was still farming at Turner, Marion Co., OR
Elizabeth Jane MILLER....b. 1 Jan 1831 in MO, d. ca. 1903 in OR, m. Thomas H. HUNSAKER (b. 1824 in Alexander Co., IL, d. 1897, Marion Co., OR). He was also an 1847 emigrant to Oregon. They had 800 acres in Marion Co. and lived there all their lives, raising 8 children.
John W. MILLER....b. ca. 1835 in MO, d. 1900 in CA
R. Jackson MILLER....b. ca. 1836 in MO, d. in eastern Oregon
James Monroe FULKERSON.........28 Aug 1803 in Lee Co., VA, m. Mary Ramsey MILLER (dau. of James MILLER and Elizabeth KINCAID, and sister of Reverend
Richard N. MILLER). James was a judge and a member of the state Constitutional Convention in Missouri before he undertook to move west on the Oregon Trail on 12 Apr 1847. The family was struck hard during this journey, with the deaths of his wife Mary, his son Frederick, his son-in-law Hiram DORRIS and his brother-in-law William T. HINES. Mary probably died from Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever.
HISTORICAL NOTE: One of our cousins sent along the following information:
"I have been reading a book Gold Rush: The Journals, Drawings and Other Papers of J. Goldsborough Bruff, Captain, Washington City and
California Mining Association, April 2, 1849- July 20, 1851, California Centennial Edition 1949, edited by Georgia Willis Read and Ruth Gaines.
In this book Mr Bruff made drawings of graves and travelers information found on his trek to the California Gold Rush. On page 536 is a drawing that was found carved in stone of the grave of Frederic Richard Fulkerson, son of James M. and Mary Fulkerson, died July 1, 1847, age 18 years. Also a drawing indicating the location. On page 73, is a drawing on a sandstone cliff and the mention of the grave of Mary, consort of J. M. Fulkerson, died July 14, 1847.
I tried to scan the pictures but this is an old book and the pencil drawings did not show up. Maybe someone of the James Monroe Fulkerson Family would like to try and locate this book in their library and maybe have better luck than I did making a copy."
They finally arrived at their destination, Oregon's Willamette Valley, on 1 Oct 1847.
In Polk Co., OR on 9 May 1848, James married Catherine "Kate" Linville CROWLEY(11 May 1802-6 Oct 1884), widow of Thomas CROWLEY who died on the Oregon Trail in 1846. (Thomas' grandfather Samuel CROWLEY, a frontier scout from Smith River, VA, was the first man killed at the Battle of Point Pleasant in 1774, which the US Congress recognizes as the first battle of the American Revolution. He was thus the first American to die for his country.) Catherine also lost several children on the Trail, and another son died in Oregon in 1847. The site where her daughter was buried became known as Grave Creek. Per a Southern Oregon history site, "In the fall of 1846, the first emigrant train from Fort Hall, Idaho, to travel the southern route to the Willamette Valley camped on the north side of this creek, then Woodpile Creek. Martha Leland Crowley, 16 years old died of typhoid fever during this encampment and was buried 150 feet north of the creek on the east side of a white oak tree that was later removed for the present roadway, thus the name Grave Creek."
Apparently another young Crowley girl died on the trip. A Mormon emigrant crossing Wyoming wrote on 23 Jun 1847:
"After breakfast I went to the top of a high bluff expecting to get a view of the country west but was disappointed in consequence of the many ridges or bluffs but a little distance beyond us. At seven o'clock the camp moved forward and immediately after was a graveyard on the left of the road with a board stuck up with these words written upon it: 'Matilda Crowley. Born July 16th, 1830, and Died July 7, 1846.'"
James was a constituent member of Oregon's Willamette Association of 1848 and a member of the Oregon territorial legislature, served as a judge, became a licensed minister (1856), was one of the founders of McMinnville College, and was a member of the college's Board of Trustees for many years. He died at the age of 80 on 31 May 1884 at Fulkerson Gap, Polk Co., OR. (Fulkerson Gap, north of the town of Dixie, was named in his honor.) Both he and Catherine were buried at Etna Cemetery near Rickreall. His children with Mary MILLER were:
Elizabeth Kincaid FULKERSON....2 Jan 1824-1 Sep 1888; b. at Kincaid, Cole Co., MO, m. (1st) Hiram Casey DORRIS on 25 Nov 1841 in Platte Co., MO. Hiram died on the Oregon Trail in 1847. She m. (2nd) Alvis KIMSEY (an 1846 emigrant) on 28 Sep 1848 in Polk Co., OR. Alvis was b. 26 May 1816 in Bedford Co., TN, d. 14 Sep 1855/6 at The Dalles, OR. They settled on a Donation Land Claim which is still (in November 2000) owned by one of their descendants. The house built in 1850 by Elizabeth and Alvis is still on the property.
Elizabeth m. (3rd) Willis GAINES (1810-1888, 1852 emigrant) on 27 Sep 1857 in Yamhill Co., OR. Willis was previously married to Matilda CROWLEY's sister, Louise and widowed in 1855. (see next paragraph). From her 3 husbands she had 7 children:
James DORRIS....1 Apr 1843-21 Dec 1889; m. Mary Ellen SHIELDS on 21 Oct 1860 in Linn Co., OR, had 12 children. Mary Ellen was the dau. of James SHIELDS and Matilda CROWLEY, and the niece of Catherine Linville Crowley FULKERSON's 1st husband Thomas Crowley.
Thomas Howard DORRIS....?-?
Mary Jane KIMSEY......1849- ; m. (1st) R.W. POWELL, (2nd) H.W. PEERY
Rachel E. KIMSEY
Wiley A. KIMSEY....1854-1938; m. Mildred Victoria TURNER
Anna GAINES....m. John A. SOUTH
Sarah Amanda FULKERSON.....2 Jul 1825-23 Apr 1907, b. in Cole Co., MO, m. Ambrose CAIN (14 May 1820-31 Dec 1892) on 30 Oct 1845 at Jefferson City, MO. They moved to the frontiers of Texas where they were in constant danger of Indian attacks, then to Arkansas to operate a wool-spinning factory, then back to Texas and finally to Oregon by train in 1881. They are buried in the Etna Cemetery at Monmouth, Polk Co., OR.
Mary Ellen CAIN.....2 Jul 1849-12 Jan 1931, b. at Maryville, MO, m. Wm. T. CULWELL on 7 Aug 1866 at Springtown, Parker Co., TX, d. in Dallas, TX
Martha Ann CAIN.....16 Nov 1850-23 Aug 1911, b. at Maryville, MO, m. Solomon BURROW 23 Oct 1877 at Fayetteville, Washington Co., AR, d. in Oklahoma City, OK
James Monroe CAIN.....20 Aug 1853-20 Jan 1907, b. at Maryville, MO, m. Mary Ellen BOATRIGHT on 8 Aug 1872 in Fayetteville, AR, d. in Portland, OR and buried at Eugene, OR
Emma Lucretia CAIN.....25 May 1857- , b. at Maryville, MO, m. Dr. James Monroe CROWLEY in 1881. He was the son of Hannah Rebecca FULKERSON and Solomon Kimsey CROWLEY.
Elizabeth Jane CAIN.....29 Oct 1861-31 Mar 1939, b. at Springtown, TX, m. D. TUCKER on 18 Oct 1877 in Washington Co., AR, d. at The Dalles, OR
Nancy Madora CAIN.....19 Oct 1864- , b. at Springtown, TX, m. D.R. HUBBARD about 1880 in Crowley, Malheur Co., OR.
James M FULKERSON...11 Jan 1827-2 Oct 1834, b. in Cole Co., MO
Virginia Ann FULKERSON..22 Mar 1828- 1904; m. Joshua McDANIEL in 1848 (he, his mother and 6 siblings traveled the Oregon Trail with an oxcart in 1844!)
Mary Catherine McDANIEL....5 Oct 1849-Sep 1853
Dr. William Joshua McDANIEL....2 Sep 1853-Jun 1902
James Frederick McDANIEL....22 Apr 1855-1856
John McDANIEL....23 Sep 1856-Nov 1876
Andrew Jackson McDANIEL....7 Jan 1858-Dec 1946
Frances Ann McDANIEL....26 Mar 1859-
Willis Holt McDANIEL ....18 Oct 1860-Mar 1949
Hannah Elizabeth McDANIEL....5 Jul 1862-
Newton Marion McDANIEL....24 Apr 1864-Jan 1944
Margaret Ellen McDANIEL....26 Aug 1866-1892
Lee Hill McDANIEL....8 Mar 1868-1945
Sarah Jane McDANIEL....17 Feb 1870-Mar 1871
Frederick Richard FULKERSON...11 Oct 1829-1 Jul 1847, b. in Cole Co., MO, became ill after swimming cattle across the snowmelt-swollen ford at Casper, WY, d. near Rattlesnake Pass, Wyoming. Two years later another traveler sketched the scene at his grave:
Image provided by Carrie McPeak
Margaret Emmeline FULKERSON.......4 Jun 1831, b. in Cole Co., MO, m. Caleb W. CURL (b. 1830 in MO) on 21 Mar 1850 in Polk Co., OR. Later that year they appeared on the Linn Co., OR census, and again in 1860. Caleb, a farmer, probably died by 1870 when only Margaret appeared on the census. Children ascribed to them include:
James William CURL....1851-1914, m. Almira RICHARDSON, was a "Livery man...Saloon keeper...Farmer"
David H. CURL.....1859-1910, m. Fannie Price HANNAH
Ambrose Monroe CURL....m. Emma MILLER
Riley CURL....m. Nancy HOLMAN
Effie CURL.....1870-1870. Eddie, Callie and Effie were buried in Providence Cemetery, Linn Co, OR
Mary F. FULKERSON............1833-1835 in Cole Co., MO
John F FULKERSON..........1835-1837 in Cole Co., MO
Hannah Rebecca FULKERSON.........30 Oct 1838- 1931, b. in Platte Co., MO, m. Solomon Kimsey CROWLEY, a pioneer of 1852, on 22 Jul 1855 in Polk Co., OR. Solomon (b. 1 Nov 1833 in Ray Co., MO, d. 1915) was the son of John CROWLEY and Nancy Jane CURTIS. Hanna is buried at Etna Cemetery near Rickreall, Polk Co., OR
William Holt FULKERSON......23 Oct 1840- 5 May 1923, b. in Platte Co., MO, he traversed the Continent on the Oregon Trail at the age of six, losing both his mother and his big brother while crossing Wyoming. William m. Sarah Jane CRAVEN (1845-1900) on 21 Nov 1867 in Polk Co., OR. She was the daughter of Solomon CRAVEN and Sarah KINCAID. They lived in Portland, later at Eola Hills, Polk Co., OR. William died at Seaside, OR, per descendants.
Frederick FULKERSON....22 Oct 1868-2 Aug 1872
Albert N FULKERSON.....23 Jan 1870-20 Dec 1938
Pearl Price FULKERSON..... (male) 25 Dec 1872-19 Apr 1953, b. in Portland, OR, m. Daisy Evangeline WEST (b. 1876) and had four children. Pearl served as a private in the Spanish-American War, in Company K, Second Regiment, Oregon U.S. Volunteer Infantry commanded by Col. Owen Summers. He enlisted at Portland, Oregon on 14 May 1898 and was discharged from military service at San Francisco, California on 7 Aug 1899.
Gilbert Holt FULKERSON....born 5 Aug 1901 in Portland, OR. By 1937 Gilbert is found on the Census of the Quinaielt Reservation, Kitsap Co., WA.
Marian Maud FULKERSON....b. 1904
Thomas M. FULKERSON....b. 1907
Carmen FULKERSON....b. 1915
James M FULKERSON.....7 Feb 1875-14 Dec 1876
Lois Fay FULKERSON....12 Aug 1879-6 Apr 1963, b. at Eola Hills, Polk Co., OR, m. Earl SAUNDERS in 1908. They lived on a homestead in central Oregon and had four girls. They afterward lived at Seaside and then Ashland, to be closer to daughter Beulah who was living at
Klamath Falls. Their daughter Mary "did a lot of family research." Lois Fay Fulkerson SAUNDERS, husband Earl and daughter Patricia are all buried in the Mt. View Cemetery in Ashland, Oregon. Beulah and her husband Stuart ____ are buried at Eternal Hills Cemetery, Klamath Falls, Oregon.
Forest Lake FULKERSON....21 Sep 1885-24 Jul 1889
Elizabeth Garretson FULKERSON..............6 Mar 1806-24 Oct. 1854, b. in Lee Co., VA, m. William Tolbert HINES on 25 Apr 1824, Cole Co., MO.
He died of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (see photo at right) at Emigrant Crossing, Idaho on the Oregon Trail on 7 Aug 1847. There is a possibly implausible story that his family knocked together a rude coffin, and took the body with them [reported in "Sense of Place: American Regional Cultures" by Thomas J. Schlereth, University Press of Kentucky, 1992] to Oregon. She remarried to Elijah DODSON (ca. 1787- March 1860) who owned land at Pike, Yamhill County, OR (named after Pike, Missouri). They had one daughter, Leona Ruth DODSON (27 Jun 1849-20 Feb 1856). On Elizabeth's death in 1854 she was listed with her first husband William under a single marker in Pike Cemetery ("IOOF"). Most of her children and their husbands were also buried in that cemetery. Whether William was actually buried there may be eternally debated among researchers.
Eliza HINES.............b. 19 Feb 1825; m. Joseph Eugene MARK on 16 Apr 1844, lived in Buchanan Co., MO
Margaret Jane HINES.......b. 10 Feb 1827 in Cole Co., MO. Margaret drove the family's wagon from Idaho to Oregon after the death of her father. Probably in 1848 she m. William Dempsey KUYKENDALL (b. ca. 1815 in VA, died 1851). William came to Oregon with a train of pack mules, arriving the last day of Oct. 1847 [He may have traveled the Oregon Trail two years earlier. Bancroft includes his name on the 1845 list, and his son says he arrived in 1846. Possibly he went to California first, and then up to Oregon in 1847]. Margaret and William settled on a donation claim (#5217) in Polk Co. on 1 Jun 1850. In 1875, the claim was within the bounds of the Grand Ronde Indian Reservation. After William's death in 1851, Margaret m. (2) Avery D. BABCOCK. Margaret and William had two children:
William H. KUYKENDALL.....11 Aug 1849 near Dallas, Polk Co., OR, m. Lucia ELLIS on 13 June 1875
Sarah Catherine HINES............4 Mar 1829-2 Sep 1886; m. (1st) Hiram BUCKINGHAM (b. 13 July 1822 in Green Co., PA, d. 6 Nov 1854 in Yamhill Co., OR) as his 2nd wife on 16 Jan 1849 in Yamhill Co. and had one child. Hiram had an Oregon land claim, #1396, in that county. He and Sarah appeared on the Washington Co., OR census of 1850. Sarah m. (2nd) Isaac DAVIS (b. 12 Feb 1825 in Boone Co., MO, d. 28 Feb 1882) prior to 23 Oct 1862. Sarah and Isaac were listed on the 1860 Census for Yamhill County, where Isaac had land claim #2242, with Isaac's daughter Martha and her son Thomas:
Thomas C. BUCKINGHAM...he built a fine home, Maple Crest Farm, on the donation land claim of his uncle, Thomas Crawford DAVIS. Thomas helped organize the town of North Yamhill (name later changed to Yamhill). He had a store in town and was selected as the first mayor by the organizing group of businessmen, but had to resign when it was noticed that his house was not within the city limits. He later sold the home to a KUYKENDALL cousin and the house is still in the family.
Nancy Ann HINES........21 Sep 1830-2 Sep 1891, b. in Cole Co., MO, d. on the Davis Donation Land Claim, adjoining North Yamhill (now Yamhill), Yamhill Co, OR. Nancy m. on 29 Aug 1850 to Thomas Crawford DAVIS (9 Oct 1821-6 Dec 1887). He was the son of Henry Clark DAVIS (1792-1852) and Lavina MCBRIDE (1804-1860) of Howard Co. (later Boone Co.), MO. Thomas had also emigrated on the Oregon Trail, arriving at Panther Creek in the Willamette Valley on 13 Sep 1847. With money earned on a side trip to the California gold fields, he purchased his Donation Land Claim by 1851 and became a farmer. Both are buried at Pike Cemetery, Yamhill, OR.
Sarah Elizabeth DAVIS........1 Sep 1851-16 Mar 1891, m. (1st) John PRENTICE and (2nd) Robert HANNING before 1888.
Mary Margaret DAVIS........27 Apr 1853-29 Oct 1918, m. 1886 to John HARRIS. A MCBRIDE site reports she later m. (2nd) to Michael MESSENGER.
Eliza Jane DAVIS........17 Nov 1855-23 May 1931, m. 24 Apr 1875 to Charles Vause KUYKENDALL, had 12 children. A MCBRIDE site listed his dates as 1851-1926. A KUYKENDALL site tells that the original Davis land claim is still owned by the family.
Isabell Hines DAVIS........15 Sep 1858-1930, m. Richard BAIRD (1852-1940)
John Wesley HINES.............b. 22 Oct 1832 in Cole Co., MO
Martha Ann HINES.........9 Sep 1834-1907, b. at Jefferson City, Cole Co., MO, m. George BROWN, a wagon train guide, in May 1850 and had 8 children. George, b. in 1823 in KY or OH, had moved with his parents to Indiana in 1825 and Missouri in 1831 before coming west on the Oregon Trail in 1847. Martha and George settled on a farm at Dallas, in Polk County, about 20 miles west of Oregon's capital at Salem. They were mentioned in Lang's "History of the Willamette Valley" (1885) as still living on this farm.
Mary Elizabeth HINES............b. 23 Jun 1836 in Cole Co., MO, m. A.H. POWELL, lived on John Day River in Oregon
William James HINES...........b. 3 Jun 1840 in Cole Co., MO
Elizabeth Fulkerson HINES......b. 6 Jul 1845 in Buchanan Co., MO; m. Sumner CARR, 5 children
1850 Census from Boone Co., MO. The listing for Frederick Moore
FULKERSON's family spanned two pages. Their BLEDSOE neighbor may have been a distant cousin.
Frederick Moore FULKERSON.......27 Dec 1808-1887, b. in VA (per 1850 Census), m. Sarah RIDGEWAY (b. 4 Feb 1810...or 1809?), daughter of Elijah RIDGEWAY, who had brought his family to Rocheport, Boone Co., MO, from Tennessee in 1816. Fredrick and Sarah were married at Fayette, Howard Co., MO, a short distance north of Boonville, on 30 Jun 1831. On the 1850 Census they were living in Boone Co., MO with farm property worth $4,000. Sarah was listed as 41, born in KY. (Census taken on 9 Oct 1850.)
Frederick had slaves before the Civil War. The 1850 Census showed he owned two: one male aged 20, and one female aged 15. The oral family history is that he decided slavery was wrong and freed them.
Another family story tells that Frederick had his lands flooded by the Missouri River. Fredrick recalled some advice Daniel BOONE had given to his father, and moved on to Saline County, Missouri in 1853, settling near Salt Springs. [NOTE: A motion picture actor surnamed McQUEEN grew up in this county in the 1930s and '40s, on an uncle's farm north of Marshall.] Sarah died on 15 Sep 1865. After her death he served as a judge for several years. Their ten children were:
James Ridgeway FULKERSON...........7 Apr
Elizabeth Zinn FULKERSON
James Ridgeway FULKERSON
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Ellen Worthington FULKERSON
John Thomas FULKERSON, Nancy PLUMLEE & children, 1899
Joel Ridgeway FULKERSON with infant brother Earl Thomas FULKERSON
Elijah H. FULKERSON (R) with sons Payton, Grant and Woodson
Elijah H. FULKERSON
William J. FULKERSON
Rebecca Elizabeth FULKERSON
John Van Buren FULKERSON
Nancy Ann FULKERSON
Thomas Benton FULKERSON
Sarah Jane FULKERSON
Richard Calhoun FULKERSON
Jesse Polk FULKERSON
Grave of Frederick L. HILTON
John H. HILTON and wife Martha
1832-6 Sep 1887, born in Missouri. He m. (1st) a Miss MILLER about 1857 when he was 25. It's believed she died a few weeks later. A 1967 Saline County History reported that: "Mrs J. R. Fulkerson died 1857, buried in Antioch Cemetery, Saline County, MO." James was a Captain in the Union Army during the Civil War (45th and 50th Missouri Infantry).
His 2nd wife was Elizabeth ZINN, who died in Quantrill's Raid, 21 Aug 1863. He later married (3rd) Ellen WORTHINGTON (1847-1894, b. in MO), who may have been living in the Fulkerson home with a group of families gathered for protection in anticipation of Confederate raids. After the war he ran a hotel in San Francisco for a number of years, and later moved to 475 acres near Berryville, AR. He was listed in the 1880 census at Yocum, Carroll Co., Arkansas, a farmer living with a wife ("Eliza E." ???), four children and a father-in-law, Brooks WORTHINGTON (age 73, from NC). James eventually died from a bullet carried in his chest since the War. James had two children by Elizabeth ZINN, and five with Ellen WORTHINGTON:
John Thomas FULKERSON....1862-1 Jan 1950; b. at Lawrence, KS, (reported as MO in 1880 census) m. Nancy PLUMLEE. He was a cowboy and rancher in New Mexico and Colorado (where he also was a partner in an early Colorado Springs tourist outfit).
Joel Ridgeway FULKERSON....Aug 1888-1 Jan 1915, b. in AR, d. at Colorado Springs, El Paso Co., CO.
Argentina FULKERSON....ca. 1890-1900
Jessie Poet FULKERSON....8 Oct 1893-Dec 1988, b. at Berryville, Carroll Co., AR, d. in Spokane, WA. She m. Jim SANDERS about 1915 in Colorado. Years later she wrote to a niece about her Fulkerson and Plumlee families:
"Your Grandfather (ggrandfather) on your mother's side was Joel Plumlee (Mama's father). His father, Mama's grandfather died on the island in the Missouri River, about 18 miles above Jefferson City – the same island where Mama was born –they had left Arkansas during the war and ran to this island.
Your Grandmother's maiden name was Mary Jane Potter (Mama's mother). I can remember Great Grandmother Potter – we used to stop at her house when on our way to Grandma Plumlee's, and she'd always fix us hot biscuits and real maple syrup. She died when I was about 7 years old – after we'd moved to Colo. Great Grandfather Potter died of Cholera when Mama was small. They had only two children, Grandma and Uncle Billie; he died before we left Arkansas. I remember him –he used to come to our house. And he'd always keep close watch over the oven – if Mama was making biscuits – and help himself when the biscuit was just almost done. He liked them before they were done through. Grandma died in 1918 –after I came to Washington. Our Grandfather Plumlee had six or eight brothers. I remember going to Great Uncle Francis' home. (I guess he was our great Uncle – anyway he was our grandfather's brother. He had a nice home – nicely furnished and I always liked to go there.
Grandfather Joel Plumlee served in the Civil War, was shot and carried the ball in his lung – under the shoulder blade, until he died –years later –he died by inches –his lungs were slowly destroyed. In this modern age –he could probably have been saved all those years of suffering and lived much longer- seems I remember Mama telling me that he was 57 when he died. He died about a year or so before I was born – He raised a big family – Mama (Nancy), Julia, Columbia, Will, Gertrude, Cora, Lester.
Grandfather Fulkerson served in the Civil War also. He commenced his service as a recruiting officer and was then made Captain of the 45 and 50 Volunteers – he lived for years after the war. He taken his family to Calif when Dad was about 12 years old – lived there awhile but didn't like it – came back and settled in No. Ark. His specialty was fruits and berries."
Gladys Bliss FULKERSON....25 Oct 1898-26 Nov 1983, b. in Oak Grove, Carroll Co., AR, d. at Wilbur, Lincoln Co., WA. Gladys taught school in Wilbur, Pasco and Spokane in Washington State. She m. Stanley BREED who died in 1943. After her husband's death she returned to teaching in Wilbur. After eight years in the elementary schools and at age 53, she completed her fifth year at the University of Washington and then went on to teach at the high school level. She taught English and Latin and was the school librarian for fourteen years, finally retiring in 1965. Her obituary appeared in the Wilbur, WA Register on 1 Dec 1983.
Earl Thomas FULKERSON....7 Oct 1911-8 Dec 1999, b. at Colorado Springs, El Paso Co., CO, d. in Spokane, WA.
Infant FULKERSON..............1863-21 Aug 1863
Charles Trall FULKERSON....29 Sep 1870-17 May 1952, b. in MO (1880 census), was m. to Rosa Caroline WOOD on 16 Aug 1891 by James C. COLE, Justice of the Peace. Both were then 20 years old (per their marriage license) and living Oak Grove, Carroll Co., Arkansas. In his lifetime Charles lived in Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas and Arkansas. In 1915 he moved to Idaho to farm. He died at Jerome, Idaho. The farm he bought there in 1938 is still in the family, operated by grandson Bob Fulkerson. He and Rosa had 7 children, and raised the two young girls left by his daughter Mary Edith.
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Martha Ellen FULKERSON....1 Nov 1892-1 Aug 1980, b. at Berryville, AR
Mary Edith FULKERSON....10 Feb 1895-24 Dec 1918
James Joseph FULKERSON....22 Jul 1897-1 Nov 1964
Charles Abram FULKERSON....12 Dec 1899-24 Oct 1924
Walter David FULKERSON....2 Nov 1902-30 Apr 1975
Jess Meredith FULKERSON....20 May 1906-9 Dec 1961
Newton Eliga FULKERSON....14 Jun 1910-30 Sep 1996
Sally "Sarah" H. FULKERSON....ca. 1876 - ca. 1902, b. in Arkansas, m. Arthur RUTTER. They moved to Davenport, WA in 1898 and lived a pioneer life for about 4 years, marked by isolation, illness and child deaths. Had 3 children.
Mary Ellen FULKERSON............... 23 Oct 1877-29 Dec 1951, b. in Carroll County, Arkansas; m. John Burney TRANTHAM (1874-1963), lived in Carroll County, Arkansas and Porum, Oklahoma. Mary Ellen died at Braggs, OK and John at Muskogee, OK.
Charley Ben TRANTHAM....2 Sep 1898-1956
Nola TRANTHAM....2 Aug 1900-1977
Goldie TRANTHAM....24 Nov 1907-1992
Lena Ellen TRANTHAM....13 Apr 1913-2005
James W. FULKERSON..........1880-1941, b. in Arkansas. He moved to Jerome, Idaho where he was a farmer and carpenter and had 3 daughters. His wife, Artie McELYEA (1879-1915) is buried in a pioneer cemetery near Rock Creek Township, Idaho.
David FULKERSON...............30 Apr 1882-30 Oct 1976; m. Lena COCHRAN (d. 18 Feb 1944) on 25 Jul 1906, had a son Aubrey and a daughter Alice; remarried to Aldrian TILLMAN (1881-1962), a Ridgeway cousin, in 1951
Elijah Hamilton FULKERSON..............2 Sep 1833-2 May 1923. Married 18 Oct 1857 to Adeline
JAMISON of Ashland, MO [records of marriages from Boone County, 1821-1870, Evans & Thompson]. Elijah served in the Union Army and farmed in Saline Co., MO. His home was still in the family more than 100 years later. Their 8 children were:
Mary E. FULKERSON.............22 Oct 1858-19 Jun 1892, unmarried
Woodson W. FULKERSON......19 Sep 1860-13 Nov 1941, unmarried, traveling salesman
Eliza Ann FULKERSON............7 Oct 1862-2 Apr 1865, died while her father was in the Army
Sarah Elsea FULKERSON.........26 Jul 1866-20 Nov 1924, unmarried
(Frederick) Grant FULKERSON...31 Aug 1868-11 Dec 1952, m. Amelia Maria GROSS, 2 children
Amia J. FULKERSON...............24 Feb 1871-4 Apr 1956, unmarried
Payton Arthur FULKERSON.....15 Nov 1874-21 Oct 1954, m. Nora Z. PAYNE. They were reportedly lifelong residents of Saline County, MO.
Miriam B. FULKERSON....1908-1999, m. a YOUNG. In the 21st Century her name resurfaced in connection with an old photograph offered at auction, described as "three unidentified Missouri cavalry officers with sabers wearing reinforced riding trousers. The depth of field makes it impossible to identify individual rank and no insignia is visible. The consignor relates that in 1999 this tintype was purchased from the estate of 91-year old Miriam B. Young (nee Fulkerson), 603 E. Yerby St., Marshall, Missouri in Saline County...The local funeral home recorded that Miriam’s parents were named Payton Arthur Fulkerson and Nora Payne Fulkerson, both lifelong residents of Saline County. The Missouri rosters show two Fulkersons,, one Payne, and four Youngs as company-grade officers in different Missouri cavalry regiments. It is impossible to say which of the three officers might be related without further research in Saline County records. Missouri mounted infantry regiments raised in Saline County are another possibility. Unquestionably a great Missouri image, but one that requires further study." NOTE: My guess is that the middle figure is John Van Buren Fulkerson (below) and the one on the right is his older brother, Elijah Hamilton Fulkerson, Miriam's grandfather. Your guess is as good as mine.
Lurane Jamison FULKERSON...23 Mar 1877-22 Feb 1878
William J FULKERSON......................23 Dec 1834-13 Jun 1908. (see photo at right) Married 1st to Fanny WADE (2 children), then to Frances CANTRELL in 1884, finally to Arnice GORRELL. Died in Marshall, MO.
Walter Wade FULKERSON.....1870-1908
Willie FULKERSON................1882-24 Dec 1915, m. Henry Clay SPENCER, 3 children
Rebecca Elizabeth FULKERSON........2 Aug 1836-Apr 1925, (see photo at right) b. in Boone Co., MO. Married Peter Rea FULKERSON of Cooper Co., MO. He died in 1859, leaving her 2 children. She later married Daniel M. BOTTS.
James Madison FULKERSON...18 Feb 1857-3 Jun 1925. Farmed in Salt Pond Twp., MO, married Mary B. TALBOTT at Paducah, KY in 1892, had 4 children, died in Prairie Grove, AR
Florence FULKERSON.............17 Jun 1858-24 Jun 1935. Married Julius DEAL, 5 children
John Van Buren FULKERSON.........................27 Apr 1839-23 Aug 1883. (see photo at right) Married Clara KING, served in the Union Army, lived at at Sweet Spring, Missouri after the war. It has been related that he once homesteaded a sod house on the Kansas prairie. However, the 1880 Census, apparently taken about 3 years before his reported date of death, still found him in Missouri at Salt Pond, Saline County, living with wife "C. J. FULKERSON" (b. about 1846) and one son "Robert Ky. FULKERSON" who was reported as 11 years old. 2 children:
Robert King FULKERSON.......8 Sep 1867-17 Jan 1933, b. at Sweet Spring, Missouri
The 1880 Census reported him with his family at Salt Pond, Saline Co., MO. He is probably the "Robert K. FULKERSON" who m. Lizzie M. QUINTIN in Saline Co. on 30 Aug 1895. They had one daughter, and by 1900 Robert was reported as a widower, living with his mother, daughter and brother Jesse at Salt Pond twp, Saline Co., MO. The 1910 Cenus reported Robert had remarried in 1901 to a Bertha (b. ca. 1880), was living on 10th Street in Florence, Marion Co., KS, working as an insurance agent. They had a new son, born in 1903, and his mother and brother Jessie were living with them. In 1920 they were in Perkins Co., Nebraska, with Robert employed as a stockman, and brother Jesse still living with them. By 1930 they were at Tolleson, Maricopa Co., Arizona -- just Robert, Bertha and Jesse. Robert had no occupation. An Arizona death certificate tells us he died in Phoenix, AZ on 17 Jan 1933 (arteriosclerosis and coronary embolism) at age 65. The space for 'marital status' was blank. The informant was a J.F. Fulkerson, relationship not listed...possibly his brother Jesse?
Margaret FULKERSON.....born June 1897 in MO, last seen in Nebraska in 1920
Ralph Basil FULKERSON.....b. 1903 in MO, last seen in Nebraska in 1920
Jesse FULKERSON.....b. ca. 1882, in 1900 was living with his mother. In 1910 he was living with his brother, working as a "Clerk at Round House" in Kansas. In 1920 he was living with his brother, doing "general farming" in Nebraska. In 1930 he was living with his brother, farming on a truck farm in Arizona.
Nancy Ann FULKERSON...................2 Jan 1841-24 May 1924. (see photo at right) Married Isaac Newton ELSEA on 28 Dec 1858. He was a captain in the Union Army. 14 children, of whom only 7 survived to adulthood.
Frederick R. ELSEA......24 Nov 1857-24 Jan 1945. m. Minnie CHAMBERLAIN, 1 child
Frances S. ELSEA.........7 Feb 1859-12 Jun 1951. m. Enoch F. COLVERT, 4 children
Alice Elija ELSEA.........20 Feb 1860-6 Feb 1950. m. Henry S. COLVERT, 2 children
George N. ELSEA..........7 Apr 1861-8 Oct 1941, m. 1st Lou SMITH (1 child), 2nd Amanda HARRISON (10 children)
Emma J. ELSEA............5 Aug 1870-24 Sep 1898, m. Mason PEMBERTON, 1 child
Lillian ELSEA...............29 Sep 1871-21 Mar 1945, m. Edward O'BANNON, 2 children
Earnest Elmer ELSEA...5 Jul 1875-3 Jan 1952, m. Kathryn CHRISMAN, 2 children
Thomas Benton FULKERSON............17 Jul 1843-15 Mar 1889, (see photo at right) served in the Union Army, m. Phoebe BURNSIDE on 12 Aug 1866, 2 children
Edgar Clarence FULKERSON...14 Oct 1867-12 Nov 1952, m. Bertha DAVIS in 1908, died at French Lick, Indiana. He and Bertha are buried at Garland Brook Cemetery, Columbus, Bartholomew County, Indiana. They had four children. One of their descendants provides information that "a daughter Sarah...was born in Louisiana and died at two days old. I believe the year was 1913 but the records office for that parish down there burned a long time ago and many records were lost. I don't know where she is buried, but my great-aunt Beulah had a picture of Sarah dressed for burial."
Ruth Eliza FULKERSON....b. 1909, m. Paul ____ and had six children, all still living in 2003. She and her spouse are buried at Garland Brook Cemetery
Thomas Benton FULKERSON Jr.....1910-1989, had one daughter in 1945, still living. He and his spouse are entombed at Garland Brook Cemetery
Glen Davis FULKERSON....1912-Dec 1996, had twin sons in 1945, still living. He and his spouse are buried at Garland Brook Cemetery.
Sarah FULKERSON....ca. 1913, died when 2 days old
Horace FULKERSON..............died at age 3
Sarah Jane FULKERSON..................17 Sep 1845-17 Jun 1920, (see photo at right) m. John HYLAND on 19 Jun 1872, worked in a millinery shop in Sedalia, MO, 2 children
Hubert Homer HYLAND...13 Apr 1873-22 Nov 1962, m. Minnie DAVENPORT, 3 children
Sarah Isabella HYLAND....28 Aug 1874- m. Walter WRIGHT in 1902, 3 children
Richard Calhoun FULKERSON...........4 May 1848-17 Oct 1888, (see photo at right) m. Mary McCOWAN, 3 children
Elizabeth FULKERSON...died as a young woman
Ethel FULKERSON.........1880-1943, m. Henry EDGAR and Edgar Ashton
Frederic FULKERSON....1883-1935, m. Elsie ROWE, 5th generation descendant of Benjamin Franklin's sister Elsie
Jessie Polk FULKERSON..................3 Jun 1850-22 Jun 1917, (see photo at right) m. Mary Jane McCLELLAND on 16 Mar 1876. She graduated from Baldwin Wallace College, Berea, Ohio in 1867. 3 children
Sarah Lois FULKERSON......9 Jan 1877- m. Arch GILKESON, moved to Idaho, 1 child
Jesse Lester FULKERSON....died in infancy
Mary Enid FULKERSON......24 Oct 1884-19 Nov 1936, m. William RICHARDSON, a grocer in Gilliam, MO, 5 children
Jane FULKERSON........................22 Oct 1811, b. in Campbell Co., TN, m. William CHRISTIAN on 16 Jan 1831 in Cole Co., MO
John L FULKERSON.....................14 Jun 1814-?, b. in Campbell Co., TN. The 1850 Census found him working as a stone mason in Miller Co., MO, with a 31-year-old Virginia-born wife recorded as "Bathshilia." At that point they had two sons and two daughters. At the 1870 Census he was still a stone mason, living in Tuscumbia, Miller Co., Missouri. His wife was listed as Bersheba (52, b. in TN). They had three daughters.
Lewis FULKERSON....b. ca. 1841 in MO
Elizabeth FULKERSON....b. ca. 1843 in MO
James FULKERSON....b. ca. 1845 in MO
Matilda FULKERSON....b. ca. 1849 in MO
Josephine FULKERSON....b. ca. 1854 in MO
Sarah J. FULKERSON....b. ca. 1856 in MO
Bersheba FULKERSON....b. ca. 1860 in MO
DINAH FULKERSON.........b. ca. 1770, d. in AL, m. James McMILLIN on 24 Feb 1791 in Washington Co., VA. They were living in Alabama by 1833 - and perhaps as early as 1821 when she sold her share of her father's estate to her brother Frederick ...see below)
ELIZABETH FULKERSON.....b. ca. 1784, m. Peyton WILCOX (?-1847) about 1803. They had at least six slaves - Savory, Lonnbo, Fanny, Molly, Wiser and Sally - who were named and bequeathed to them in his stepmother's will in 1818. Elizabeth died sometime after 1826, and possibly before 1833 when her husband purchased her brother Frederick's two shares of Abraham's estate:
"This indenture made this 11th day of September in the year 1833 between Frederick Fulkerson and Lovina his wife of the County of Scott and the state of Virginia and Payton Wilcox of same county and state witnesseth that whereas Abraham Fulkerson deceased late of said county the father of said Frederick departed this life intestate some years ago leaving a tract of land in said county to be equally divided between his heirs of which said Frederick Fulkerson is one and also a daughter named Dinah married to James Mc Millan of State of Alabama, there being in all 8 children left by said Abraham besides the children of his son John, said John having died prior to the death of said Abraham his father leaving two children, and whereas the said Frederick and the said Dinah are each entitled to 1/9 th of the Said tract of land and the said Frederick having in the year 1821 purchased of the said Dinah McMillan and her husband James their interest in the said tract of land by reason of which the said Frederick has become entitled to two ninths of this tract now these presents witness that the said Frederick and Lovina his wife in consideration of the sum of one hundred and thirty dollars to them in hand, paid by the said Payton Wilcox the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged have granted, bargained and sold and by these presents do grant bargain convey and sell unto the said Payton his heirs and assigns all the interest which they the said Frederick and Lovina his wife have in and to the said undivided tract of land aforesaid......etc."
Peyton was married 3 times, had two more children by his second wife, and died in Miller Co., Missouri in 1847. Elizabeth and Peyton had eleven children:
George W. WILCOX married Jane JONES in Scott Co., VA on 28 Oct 1834. He is said to have emigrated to California in the 1870's
Abraham F. WILCOX married (2nd) Sarah APPERSON on 11 Sept 1838 in Miller Co., MO
Sarah G. WILCOX married Henry WOOD, Jr. on 19 Sept 1827 in Scott Co., VA
James H. WILCOX (1811-1887) had a wife named Jane
Elender WILCOX married Felix BARNHART on 24 Nov 1836 in Scott Co., VA
Mary M. WILCOX did not marry
William L. WILCOX (?-1864) He married Susan Mariah BROCKMAN on 11 Aug 1839 in Miller Co., MO
Peyton M. WILCOX, born 3 Apr 1826 in Scott Co., VA. He married Minerva J. DUNCAN on 5 Apr 1849 in Scott Co., VA. He died 12 Aug 1880 in Miller Co., MO
Andrew J. WILCOX, married Mary S. KARR on 13 Feb 1868 in Miller Co., MO
NANCY FULKERSON....23 Jan 1792-18 Jul 1857 or 1860, m. John HILTON (11 Jan 1788-31 May 1873, born in Randolph Co., NC, son of Samuel HILTON and Nancy BIRD of MD, NC and Scott Co., VA). They were married on 16 Jan 1812. Both are buried at the Hilton cemetery in Hiltons, VA. They appeared on the 1820 Census with two boys and a girl, all aged 0-10 years. They had a total of 11 children. It's reported that two of their sons (and a number of their cousins) went west to California for the Gold Rush, and six sons served on the side of the Confederacy in the Civil War of 1816-1865. Much of what is known about the HILTON family is derived from their family research, including the books "The Hilton Family, 1700-1978" by Kenneth Hilton and "Hiltons of Scott County, Virginia" published in 1998 by James L. Hilton, E. Frank Hilton and Leila Hilton Neal.
Abraham Fulkerson HILTON....1812-
Nancy S. HILTON....1814-1875
Samuel W. HILTON....1817-1918
Enos Bird HILTON....1818-
Frederick L. HILTON....21 Jan 1821-1 Jul 1844, b. Scott Co., VA. Photo of grave, taken in 1980, at right.
Sarah B.G. HILTON....1822-
John H. HILTON....1824-1898, m. Martha Ann AGEE. They occupied the home built by his grandfather Abraham Fulkerson in 1783. Now known as the Fulkerson-Hilton house, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2002. Their photograph is at right on this page.
Emmanuel Hillard HILTON....1827-1910
Jonathan Harmon HILTON....1829-
William Lowe HILTON....1833-1907
James Milton HILTON....1835-1894 (one of his descendants is a Confederate reenactor with the "19th Tennessee Infantry")
MARY "Polly" FULKERSON...........1 Feb 1794-8 Dec 1850, born in VA, d. in Owen Co., Indiana. She married Nathan LIVINGSTON (per Scott County Virginia Deed Book 2, pg. 244 & 345). They married about 1816 in Virginia. Nathan was born in 1792 (per census) in Scott County, VA, and died sometime before 23 February 1864 at Whitehall, Owen Co., Indiana. He was the son of Peter LIVINGSTON and Elizabeth HEAD. He, his mother and siblings were kidnapped by Chief Benge and six other Indians on 6 Apr 1794. The children escaped and she was rescued three days later — click here to read his mother's account of their capture. Mary's father and uncle were among the local citizens who wrote a letter to Virginia's governor following the kidnapping, requesting "such protection be afforded us as the State may be able to afford and our necessities require." The Owen County Deed Book 20, p. 245, noted his death and named their children.
Peter F. LIVINGSTON....1814-1850, m. Sarah T. CROCKETT
Abram J. LIVINGSTON....1816-1898, lived in Virginia by 1857
James Gibson LIVINGSTON.... (1818-1883), m. Maryann COOPER
Sarah M. LIVINGSTON.... (1820-1891) m. Henry M. COOPER
William Head LIVINGSTON....b. 29 Mar 1822 in VA. He married Dorothy "Dolly" Jane COOPER on Sep. 9, 1845 in Owen Co., IN and died Oct. 3, 1884. He is buried near his parents in the Livingston Cemetery, Clay Township, Owen Co., IN.
Rachel A. LIVINGSTON.....1858-1945, m. in 1875 to William J. GROSS. She is buried with her mother in the Gross-Livingston plot at Riverside Cemetery, Spencer, Owen Co., IN.
Henry Alfred LIVINGSTON.....b. 9 Oct 1823, m. Rebekah Allin WILLIAMS on 19 Feb 1851, d. 24 Aug 1866 in Walla Walla, WA, due to a farming accident
Elizabeth K. LIVINGSTON....1825-1880, m. James M. WALKER
Nathan Fulkerson LIVINGSTON....1827-11 Sep 1904 per tombstone and death cert. in Whitehall, born in VA, m. Elizabeth NEILL on 12 Jun 1855 per marriage certificate in Greene Co. IN, b. 19 August 1838 per obituary, d. 12 February 1924 per tombstone, and death cert.
Mary V. LIVINGSTON....1829-, m. ______ WALKER
John S. LIVINGSTON....1831-1856
Catherine LIVINGSTON....1834-1856, m. Jonathan B. HOWARD
Henrietta LIVINGSTON....1837-1897, m. Louis A. BROWN
[NOTE: DAR documentation of the above LIVINGSTON family was reported by a descendant as including: "Serious Business: the Livingston-Hazel Connection," 1996, by Julian Livingston, pp.10-22; 1850 Owen County, Clay Township, Indiana Census, p. 065; Pictures of Tombstone at Whitehall, Indiana; "History of Owen County 1890" edited by Charles Blanchard 1884, Published by the Owen County Historical Society, p. 239; "A History of the Fulkerson Family from 1630 to the Present" by Laila Fulkerson Thompson, pp. 107, 124; "Battle of King's Mountain, South Carolina, Oct. 7, 1780 Memorial Address" by Lewis Preston Summer, 158th Anniversary Address. Published by Washington County Historical Society, Abingdon, Virginia, p.25; "Annals of South West Virginia 1769-1800", by Lewis Preston Summers, Vol II. Pp.1124, 1149]
NOTE: Another uncharted Livingston connection is the report that a Mary FULKERSON, b. ca. 1815, m. an Abraham J. LIVINGSTON (1811-1870) and had one known child: Marion LIVINGSTON (1846-1903)
FREDERICK FULKERSON....11 Apr 1798-6 May 1860, m. Lavina LAWSON (1792-1860). The 1818 Scott Co., VA Personal Property Tax List showed him owning 2 horses and no slaves. They moved to Beanblossom Twp., Monroe Co., IN in 1832. Frederick bought land in that county on 23 Nov 1833, from Gilbert and Levinea LITTEN [ Deeds of Monroe County, Indiana, 1811 – 1844, Index Book 1, Book D, p. 269]
Click here for a page of family headstones. They probably had 7 children, all born in Virginia.
Mary FULKERSON....1826-1904, married John SWAFFORD (born in Stinesville, IN in 1817, son of Larkin and Nancy SWAFFORD)
James Abraham SWAFFORD....born 26 May 1849
The 1850 Census showed Lavina living with 3 children:
FULKERSON, JAMES A
Nancy FULKERSON........b. 30 Oct 1817 in Scott Co., VA, d. 28 Nov 1884 at Beanblossom Twp., Monroe Co., IN
Sarah Jane FULKERSON....b. ca. 1818 in Scott Co., VA, m. Abraham LEIGH/LEE on 18 Jul 1841 in Monroe Co., IN. They had 6 children and ended up in Kansas. Their oldest daughter Lavinia Jane LEE (born ca 1844, Monroe Co., IN) married Eugene Baldwin WISE and had two children.
Elizabeth F. FULKERSON...b. ca. 1819 in Scott Co., VA, m. David H. SHOOK (1818-1893) on 21 Mar 1840 in
Cemetery at Goshen Primitive
Baptist Church. Richard Fulkerson's
headstone knocked over by grazing cows.
Richard Fulkerson 1780-1852
Above, Christopher and Elizabeth Fulkerson PERKINS.
Grave of James Henry FULKERSON
John Richard Avis FULKERSON
Site of the 1851 FULKERSON-SAPPINGTON wedding
John Richard Avis FULKERSON headstone
Obituary of Mrs. John F. FULKERSON
Martha Ann Fulkerson Simmons, Sarah Jane Fulkerson Simmons and Mary Zerelda Fulkerson Jones - Click on photo to see larger portrait
Grave of Martha Ann Fulkerson Simmons
"G-String Jack" Fulkerson, saddled on the left wheel horse, driving an eight-horse jerk-line rig. Click on image to learn more about him.
Richard Thomas FULKERSON
Click on photo to see a family portrait
Children of Richard Thomas FULKERSON:
Lester, Bessye, Jessye, Lena & George
John Jefferson FULKERSON AKA G-String Jack
NOTE: photo altered to bring subject to foreground
Samuel FULKERSON, b. 1865
Click on photo to see two family portraits
Abraham J. Fulkerson, b. 1867, with wife Lottie, daughter Grace, son Richard - Click on photo to see larger portraits
Emmet Fulkerson, b. 1877
Click on photo to see larger, earlier portrait
Sisters Bessie and Jessie FULKERSON Click on photo to see larger portrait Courtesy of Georgia Haus
Monroe Co., IN, later moved to Illinois where they farmed. Elizabeth d. after 1860. Her husband remarried to Sarah M. FOX. He and several of their 9 children moved on to Missouri:
William SHOOK....1841-, b. in IN
James SHOOK....1843-, b. in IN
John Henry SHOOK....1845-1915, b. in IN, m. Mary L. BURDICK in 1879 in MO (this family's info is based on her Bible), d. in KS, buried in MO; in 1920 Mary lived in Spokane, WA with Everett, one of their 7 children, who was badly gassed in WWI
Catherine SHOOK....1847-, b. in IN
Amanda A. SHOOK....1849-, b. in IN, m. Fielding DUNN in 1871 in IL
Jane SHOOK....1851-, b. in IN
George H. SHOOK....1853-, b. in IN
Nancy B. SHOOK....1856-1936, b. in IL, m. Allen J. PELLETT, d. in KS
David H. SHOOK Jr.....1859-1888 b. in IL, d. in MO
Catherine H. "Katy" FULKERSON... b. 12 Aug 1822 in Scott Co., VA, d. 17 May 1888 in Beanblossom Twp., Monroe Co., IN
William C. FULKERSON...... b. 13 Oct 1824 in Scott Co., VA, d. after 1884 at Washington, Morgan Co., IN (listed in that township on 1880 Census). William was listed on the 1850 census as living next door to Frederick and Lavina; m. (1st) Nancy J. _____. He was remarried to Barbara ("Barbary") Sarah ABERNATHY (b. 7 May 1825, Lincoln Co., NC) on 22 Jun 1848 in Monroe Co., IN; they operated a dairy farm near Martinsville, Morgan Co., IN; no children
Mary FULKERSON....b. 1826 in Scott Co., VA, m. John SWAFFORD on 3 Sep 1844 in Monroe Co., IN
James Abraham FULKERSON......b. 1828 in Scott Co., VA. James m. Elvin COFFEY on 22 Jan 1854, died about 2 months later, some time before 30 Mar 1854, at Beanblossom Twp., Monroe Co., IN
RICHARD FULKERSON........10 Dec 1780-16 Nov 1852,
b. Washington (Scott) Co., VA, buried at Goshen Primitive Baptist Church cemetery, three quarters of a mile east of Wilton in southern Boone Co., MO. Richard m. (1st) to Susanna H. LIVINGSTON (7 Mar 1784-12 Aug 1827), with whom he had ten children. He appeared in Washington County records as early as 2 Nov 1801, when a Justice of the Peace witnessed his "oath to support the Constitution of the United States, oath of fidelity to the Commonwealth of Virginia, and the oath of a captain in the militia." In 1814 he was a signator on a petition for the formation of Scott County from parts of Washington, Lee and Russell counties. This came to pass on 24 Nov 1814. Richard appeared again in Viriginia militia records, as captain of the 1st Company, South Battalion, on 16 Mar 1815. He moved his family to Boone Co., MO by 1818. The "History of Boone County, Missouri"  records the following settlers arriving approximately 1817-1820: "East and southeast of Rocheport, more generally known as "Terrapin Neck," lived Granville Bledsoe, Daniel Lewis, James Lewis, Wm. Lewis, Pattison Y. Russell, Jesse Lewis, Wm. Burch, John Graves, Ichabod C. Hensley, Thomas Williams, and Richard Fulkerson." Widowed in 1827, Richard remarried (2nd) to Mary "Polly" GRANT on 28 Dec 1828 in Boone Co., MO. She died 18 Nov 1829, leaving one child, John Richard Avis Fulkerson (21 Oct 1829-18 Aug 1893). Richard then married (3rd) Mary LAUGHLIN on 20 Nov 1831 in Boone Co., MO (marriages to Grant & Laughlin at pp. 50 & 83, Boone County Marriages). She died 13 Nov 1844. He lastly married (4th) Mary LINDSAY (also sp. LINDSEY) on 11 Jul 1849 in Boone Co., MO.
The 1850 Census reported him in Boone Co. with 14 slaves. The females were age 44, 20, 16, 14, 6, 4, 3, 2 and 8 months. The males were age 24, 12, 10, 8, and 1. Their names were not listed.
An historical essay on 'Boonslick Cemeteries' tells us about his gravestone: "The final, locally carved, gravestone with a reference to the antique world is located in Goshen Primitive Baptist Church Graveyard (B62) in southern Boone County. Here a sandstone gravestone about forty two inches in height features a triangular pediment, carved with a Grecian capped urn in the center (Illustration 72).This gravestone to Richard Fulkerson who died in November 1852, was 'Erected by his sons Abraham and James II'. Adding their names gave symbolic status and showed noblisse oblige; probably the sons no longer lived in Wilton, the town where the cemetery is located."
Sarah Gibson FULKERSON....27 Nov 1802-27 Jun 1838; reportedly m. Ichabod C. HENSLEY, a veteran of the War of 1812, on 24 Dec 1818 in Howard (Boone) Co., MO. Sarah and Ichabod moved to Hardeman Co., TN, where on 8 Jan 1828 an I. C. HENSLEY was listed as a Magistrate in Captain Hides' Company (Hardeman Co., TN Court Minutes, Vol 2, 1827-1829, pg. 22). On 4 Dec 1834, Ichabod purchased 480 acres at a sheriff's auction. (Hardeman Co., TN Deed Book D, page 251). A family record, maintained by Sarah's brother Abraham FULKERSON, listed their children's birthdates. The same record gave her age at death as 36 yrs, 7 months. However, this would change her birth year to 1801.
Oliver Hazard Perry HENSLEY....born 19 Jan 1820
Clorissa Melvile HENSLEY....born 4 Mar 1822 (s/b Clarissa?)
Westerfield HENSLEY....born 9 Sep 1824
Martha Hamilton HENSLEY....born 19 Nov 1826
Martin Van Buren HENSLEY....born 20 Feb 1829
Missouri HENSLEY....born 10 Oct 1831
Ichabod C. HENSLEY Jr.....
Elizabeth Head FULKERSON....14 Sep 1804-20 Sep 1880; born near Abingdon, Washington Co., VA, died at Barnesville, Clinton Co., MO. She m. Christopher PERKINS (9 Sep 1804-1 Apr 1895, b. near Lexington, Fayette Co, KY, died in Clinton Co., MO) on 8 Mar 1831 in Boone Co., MO.
James M. PERKINS....12 Apr 1832-24 July 1861, b. in Boone Co., MO, died on a battlefield in the Civil War, was buried in Clinton Co., MO. James married Rhoda DUNCAN on 14 Jan 1854.
Christopher C. PERKINS....13 Dec 1856-, m. Alice ROGERS and they had
Mary H PERKINS....b. ca. 1880
Floyd B PERKINS....25 Feb 1890-, was in WWI
William N. PERKINS....27 Feb 1858-6 Aug 1858
James B. PERKINS....11 Jun 1860-
Susan F. PERKINS....14 Jun 1834-4 Dec 1859, b. Boone Co., MO, d. in Clinton Co., MO. She m. Austin B. PETERMAN.
William B. PETERMAN....21 Dec 1857-
Luella M. PETERMAN....15 Nov 1859-, m. Hugh L ROGERS on 6 March 1878. They had one son, Eugene C. ROGERS, born 9 Jan 1879, died 25 Feb 1880.
Nancy Jane PERKINS....30 Jan 1836-4 Mar 1848, b. Boone Co., MO, d. in Clinton Co., MO.
Sarah Frances PERKINS....11 Mar 1838-14 Oct 1916, b. in Clinton Co., MO, d. in Ray Co., MO. Sarah married Allan or Allen W. PETERMAN. (Shirley on the Cousins E-Mail Page has pictures she would like to give someone closely related to Peterman family).
James B PETERMAN....10 May 1862-11 Oct 1901
Charles A PETERMAN....23 July 1864-
Robert Eugene PETERMAN....20 Nov 1866-28 Jun 1948
Ethel C PETERMAN....22 Dec 1861-10 Jul 1893, named appeared somewhere as Ethyl
Frank PETERMAN....5 Feb 1880-28 July 1964, known as Buster
Rebecca PERKINS....20 Mar 1841-21 Mar 1841, in Clinton Co., MO
Mary Matilda PERKINS....20 Oct 1844-14 Nov 1924, b. at Barnesville, Clinton Co., MO, d. at Amarillo, TX. She m. William Henry CARR (1838-1914) on 18 Oct 1866.
Fannie E. CARR....31 May 1868-20 Jan 1880, b. in Howard Co., MO, d. at Osborn, DeKalb Co., MO
Celia California CARR....18 Feb 1870-27 Mar 1961, b. at Randolph, Howard Co., MO, d. at Burlingame, San Mateo Co., CA and is buried at Cypress Lawn Cemetery, Colma, El Dorado Co, CA. She married James Cope HITT on 29 Aug 1892 and had nine children.
Willie May CARR....4 Sep 1873-7 Jan 1880, b. near Osborn, De Kalb Co., MO, died at Osborn, DeKalb Co., MO
John Christopher CARR....19 Oct 1876-21 Sep 1944, b. at Osborn, De Kalb Co., MO, d. at Kansas City, Jackson Co., MO; m. Elizabeth Agnes METCALF (1878-) on 9 Jul 1896
Nanon Lucile CARR....born June 8,1897 in Osborn, De Kalb Co., MO, died Mar 19, 1978. She died in San Diego, CA and is buried in Holy Cross Cemetery in San Diego. She was a school teacher, never married, and was a tireless worker securing and assembling Fulkerson genealogy. Some of the information on this site is based on a 1967 family history to which she contributed.
Elizabeth Corinne CARR....11 July 1901-May 1976, b. at Osborn, De Kalb Co., MO, died at Winfield, Cowley Co., KS. Middle name may have been spelled Corrine.
Mary Margaret CARR....14 Jan 1913-15 Mar 1999, b. at Cameron, Clinton Co., MO, died at Chula Vista, San Diego Co., CA, had 5 children.
Josephus Samuel CARR....18 Dec 1878-15 Jan 1971, b. at Osborn, De Kalb Co., MO, d. at Los Angeles, CA. He married Etta Earle SLACK on 12 Aug 1903 and had one daughter.
Mary Perkins CARR....26 Jan 1884-10 Jan 1952, b. at Osborn, De Kalb Co., MO, d. at Amarillo, TX. Mary married Guy Woodson CREAMER on 26 Sep 1906 and had two children.
Martha Elizabeth PERKINS....3 Jan 1846-30 Jan 1931, b. in Clinton Co., MO. Martha married (1st) William TAGGART on 20 Feb 1876 and (2nd) George W. PIERCE on 4 March 1885.
Celia Jane PERKINS....4 Feb 1848-, b. in Clinton Co., MO, married Alex C. McCARTER on 4 Jan 1882.
Mary L. FULKERSON....31 Dec 1807; known as Polly, she married Stewart LEWIS on 24 Jul 1823 in Boone Co., MO
Peter L. FULKERSON....10 Dec 1809-16 Aug 1813
Rebecca A. FULKERSON...15 Jan 1813; m. David L. HUTCHENS
Jane H. FULKERSON......9 Jul 1815; m. Samuel MEADOR, 22 Aug 1837
Frances Ann FULKERSON....27 Mar 1817-14 Nov 1842, m. William KUYKENDALL on 3 Aug 1841. Is this possibly the same gentleman who went west on the Oregon Trail and married Margaret Hines, daughter of Elizabeth Garetson Fulkerson, above?
Abraham FULKERSON Sr.....6 Nov 1819-1892, probably born in Boone Co., MO. He m. (1st) Flora Ann HAYNES (1822-1859) on 22 Dec 1842. They moved to Cole Co., MO, by 1850. The 1850 Census reported he was working as a lawyer. He m. (2nd) Frances WILSON, probably after 1861; m. (3rd) Marie VAN NATTA in 1877 (b. Canada about 1822, listed as Maria on the 1880 Census)' and m. (4th) Hannah Jane HAGAN in 1887 at Jefferson City, Cole Co., M.O Abraham was postmaster at Jefferson City, MO, 1843-1849, and held posts as state auditor and quartermaster in the 1850's. He was also an attorney. During the Civil War he recruited and organized "colored" Union Army troops. He surveyed and named the town and streets of Aurora Springs, and was Cole County surveyor for eight years. About 1875 he wrote a letter to his brother John, which you can view HERE. Beginning in that same year he owned and edited a newspaper in Tuscumbia, Miller Co., Missouri, the Vidette. A newspaper directory of that era (Pettingill's, 1878) additionally listed his son Francis ̵ "F.G. Fulkerson" ̵ as the publisher. He sold this by 1878 and began a new paper, the Banner Crescent. The 1880 Census listed him as "Abe FULKERSON" and found him at Tuscumbia in the business of farming and publishing. Sons Charles, Abraham, James and John were all single and working in his printing office in 1880. His eight children were:
Charles B FULKERSON.....14 Feb 1846-12 Jan 1891, b. Cole Co., MO, d. Miller Co., MO, single and working in his father's printing office in 1880
Richard H FULKERSON.....1849-1867, b. Cole Co., MO, d. at Ft. Leonard, KS
Francis ("Frank") George FULKERSON.....1848-1895, b. Cole Co., MO, m. Bertha "Birdie" Margaret ROETZER (1863-1941) on 17 Nov 1884 in Cole Co., Missouri.
Robert Charles FULKERSON....1886-1960, m. Viola Pearl ______ (1891-1966); 3 children
Frank George FULKERSON Jr......1892-1932
Abraham FULKERSON Jr....1850-17 Oct 1917, b. in Cole Co., MO. He was reported in the 1880 Census, living at Tuscumbia, Miller Co., MO, single and working in his father's printing office. He is possibly the "Abram FULKERSON Jr." who m. Ellen E. DURNILL in Saline Co., MO on 16 Jul 1881.
Hester S. FULKERSON....1852-after 1895, b. in MO, married A.J. DAVIS. She became insane in the 1880s and was committed to the insane asylum at Fulton, MO. Her husband was appointed her guardian. [Davis et al vs. Scovern et al, Supreme Court of Missouri, November 7, 1895]
James L. FULKERSON.....b. Nov 1861 in MO per 1900 Census, was single and working in his father's printing office in 1880. He m. Winnie ROETZER, dau. of Ferd ROETZER and Earna GROLL in 1882 per the 1900 Census and her 1936 death certificate. His wife's name was written as 'Nena' in 1900 and as 'Winnie' in 1910 and 1920. She was b. in Jun 1863. They were living at 705 Olive Street in Kansas City in 1900, and at 4411 E. 10th Street. He was a telegraph operator for the Missouri Pacific Railroad. The 1920 Census, enumerated on 12 Jan 1920, showed James (age 60) was working as a 'bill clerk' in a freight office. Winnie (age 57) was listed as living with him at 4411 E. 10th Street. He died from heart disease on 3 Feb 1920. His death certificate listed his birthdate as 15 Nov 1859 (age 60) and listed no spouse or marital status, but did list the E. 10th Street address. The informant was a Ms. C. L. Forster. His doctor attended him since 1918 for chronic Brights Disease, and both apparently knew him only by his nickname, 'Ridley FULKERSON.' Winnie showed up as a widow on the 1930 Census, living at 425 Lawndale Avenue in Kansas City, MO. She died on 24 Nov 1936 in the Jackson County Home, listed as the widow of James L. FULKERSON. Interestingly, the informant was a Mrs. Ella RIDLEY. (Ms. Forster died in 1928, age 55. Her own death certificate listed her as 'single.' There is a mystery here, involving James/Ridley and Winnie and Ms. Forster and Mrs. Ridley, but after all these years we can only guess.)
John F. FULKERSON.....ca. 1858-29 Sep 1920, listed on 1880 Census as working in his father's printing office. He m. Mamie Floyd CRANDALL, dau. of Mr. and Mrs. Frank CRANDALL, on 18 Dec 1888. She was about 17 years old. He was the business manager of the Cole County Democrat newspaper in January 1890, when that paper ran his young wife's obituary (at right). He died in St. Louis, MO.
Flora Emma FULKERSON....2 May 1856-1857
James Henry FULKERSON...6 Nov 1821-18 Jul 1872 (see headstone at right), m. America A. CRUMP (ca. 1821-Feb 1876, dau. of Patrick CRUMP and Sarah Sapp CRUMP), on 4 Apr 1850. At the time of the Census in that year, they were both living in his father's household. In 1852 he founded a port town at Eureka Bend (in Boone Co., MO) on the Missouri River. Sometime in the 1850s, his prosperity in the river trade led to the establishment of a post office named Eureka. Early records show him as postmaster from 1854 to 1859. Within a decade after his death the river changed its course, forming a bend and claiming the land where the town of Eureka once stood. The Eureka Bend still exists on the river, adjacent to the current town of Wilton, MO. The 1860 Census showed them still in Boone Co., living in Cedar Twp with America's mother Sarah (62) and a Peter SAPP (60), probably her uncle. The 1860 will of James Henry Fulkerson does not mention any children other than the young slaves he hoped to will to his wife. The slaves would have been freed under the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863, long before his death in 1872. The 1870 Census showed James and America with four children in the household, surnamed ALEXANDER. These were probably the children of her sister, Frances Crump ALEXANDER, who died in 1868. America died four years after James, leaving no will. Her probate document is here.
"In the pressence of Almity God, I James H Fulkerson of the county of Boon and State of Missouri do make this my last will and testament. After all of my just debts are paid -
In primes I will to my beloved wife all the estate I am at decease _____ of both reel and personal during her natural life, say; four negroes, one woman Eliza, three children Thomas, Gilpen and Fanny and there increase during her natural life and then to fall to my legal representatives in law - to this I set my hand and seal this the twelfth day of May eighteen hundred and sixty. Signed James H Fulkerson"
Click here to see the 1860 will and here to see it recorded in 1872.
Finetta FULKERSON.......29 Jul 1823-5 Dec 1823
John Richard Avis FULKERSON....21 Oct 1829-18 Aug 1893, born in Missouri, raised in Boone Co. Richard served in the Civil War, enlisting as a 1st Sergeant on 3 Sep 1864. His commander was his cousin, Capt. James Ridgeway FULKERSON. He was commissioned as a lieutenant in Co. C, 45th Missouri Infantry on 21 Jan 1865. Less than three months later he was a captain, commanding part of the Union force then occupying Johnson County, as reported in the following dispatch:
April 10, 1865, Tri-Monthly report of troops stationed at Warrensburg, Mo. commanded by Capt. R.B.Newman. by J.H. Hill, Post Adjutant.
CAPT. J.R. FULKERSON, 45th Mo.Vol.Inf., 120 present, 62 on special duty, 7 sick, 2 under
arrest - absent 12 on detached service, 3 on leave, 23 sick, 2 absent without authority,
Remarks: 2 died of disease from Co. C & D."
John m. Nancy SAPPINGTON (b. ca. 1832 in MO) on 1 Apr 1851 at New Salem Church near Ashland, Boone Co., MO and had eleven children. They lived in Saline Co. by 1860. The 1870 Census found them farming with 8 children at Salt Pond, Saline Co., MO. The 1880 Census found them farming with 6 children at Spruce, Bates Co., MO with John listed as "J.A. FULKERSON." Click here to see a charcoal portrait of him, done sometime after the Civil War. They emigrated to Kansas in the summer of 1886 in a covered wagon, taking their four youngest children. He must have been disabled by that time, as John traveled lying in the back of the wagon, per his granddaughter Grace. John died seven years later in 1893 while living at Conway Springs, Sumner Co., KS. His children recorded the family's births, deaths and marriages in an 1892 Bible. Click HERE to view it.
Mary Zerelda FULKERSON....5 Feb 1852-11 Jun 1935, b. in MO, d. in Saline Co., MO, m. Jeremiah JONES, 1 May 1870. They had six children.
Cora JONES.....she m. a DAVIS
Gladys DAVIS....m. a PIPPIN. Click here to see a picture of four generations: Gladys Davis PIPPIN at age 3, with her mother Cora Jones DAVIS, her grandmother Mary Zerelda Fulkerson JONES and her great grandmother Nancy Sappington FULKERSON.
Richard Thomas FULKERSON....18 Jan 1854-20 Sep 1923, b. in Johnson Co., MO, m. Mary Catherine JONES (b. 14 Feb 1856 in Ohio) on 17 Jan 1881. At the 1870 Census he was 16 and working as a farmer on his parents' farm. In 1880 he was single and farming at Nodaway, Nodaway Co., MO...assisted by a 21-year-old Wakefield JONES who was born in Ohio. The 1900 Census found Richard and Mary farming at Conway Springs, Sumner Co., Kansas, with 8 of their 9 children. The Census listed all of their birthdates.
Click on his picture at right to see their family photo, taken just before the last child was born.
Lester FULKERSON.....b. 14 Jul 1881 in Missouri, m. Bessie M. HOWERTON, 14 Apr 1914; 2 children
Ann. FULKERSON...b. 20 Sep 1883 in Missouri
Daisy FULKERSON....b. 22 Feb 1885 in Kansas
Pearl FULKERSON....b. 26 Sep 1887 in Kansas
Bessie FULKERSON....b. 23 Mar 1889 in Kansas, m. an ALMOND
Jessie Evelyn FULKERSON...b. 15 Oct 1891 in Kansas, m. a SAMMONS
Lora FULKERSON....b. 12 Jan 1893 in Kansas
George FULKERSON....b. 21 Oct 1897 in Kansas
Lena May FULKERSON....b. 5 Feb 1901
Sarah Jane FULKERSON....24 Feb 1855-4 Jan 1930, b. in Boone Co., MO, d. at Sweetsprings, Saline Co., MO, m. Charles SIMMONS (1852-1923, b. in Canada, son of Erastus SIMMONS and Elizabeth MILLARD) on 9 Mar 1876, 5 children.
Martha Ann FULKERSON....nicknamed "Mattie", 4 Mar 1858-17 Dec 1937, b. in Boone Co., MO, d. at Roosevelt, Kiowa Co., OK, m. Seth Robert SIMMONS (1855-1908, brother of Charles SIMMONS) on 11 Feb 1878, 5 children.
Anna May SIMMONS....
John Jefferson FULKERSON....29 Mar 1860-12 Jan 1947, b. at Marshall, Saline Co., MO. He lived with his brother Samuel at Elmwood, MO about 1880, and sometime afterward headed West to Colorado where he took up driving stagecoaches and overland freight wagons. The latter were typically powered by teams of 8, 12 or even 24 horses, necessary to haul the heavy loads across mountainous terrain. John m. Lenora E. "Lena" PORTER in Colorado on 3 May 1899 (Pueblo County License No. 4788). He and Lena had no children. Three years later they moved to Saratoga, Wyoming. He continued to drive freight wagons throughout the mining region of southern Wyoming for the next 14 years, and was also the marshal of Saratoga "when that town was plenty tough." John was also a rancher (1912-1928) and operated a hotel and saloon at Encampment, Wyoming (1928-36). He was widely known in that country, but only by his nickname, G-String Jack.
James Halleck FULKERSON....16 Apr 1862-9 Feb 1929, b. in Boone Co., MO, m. Vinnie STANFORD when he was 46 years old. If there was an earlier marriage, it produced no children. His obituary appeared in the Bonner Springs, Kansas, Chieftain:
After an illness of little over a week, J H Fulkerson proprietor of the City Meat Market died late Sat. night at Bethany Hospital in K C Ks. He was ill for a short time and Wed. was taken to Bethany for treatment. His death was caused by tumor of the brain and he was unconscious for several days preceding the end.
The Fulkersons came here about 20 years ago and Mr Fulkerson has been in business since that time. Mr Fulkerson was a member of the Baptist Church. Though he had no children of his own [?] he was a great lover of children and they loved him. Besides his immediate family, his going will be grieved by many friends.
He was born in Boone, Co. Mo.April 16, 1862 and died Feb. 9, 1929 age 67 . He was married in Topeka April 14, 1908 to Mrs Vinnie Stanford who with two step children Mrs. Nina Paine and J W [Jesse Wayne] Stanford survive him. He is also survived by 4 sisters, Mary of Los Angeles, Calif. , Martha Ann Simmons of Overbrook, Sally Simmons. Sweet Springs, Mo., and Rebecca Scott, Wichita, and 5 brothers: Jeff, Saratoga, Wyo., Sam, Joplin, Mo.,Abe, Overbrook, Rob. of K. C. Mo. and Ernest [Emmett] of Nekoma, Ks.
The funeral service was held at the home Tue. afternoon, the Rev. T A Nichols preaching the sermon. Burial in the City Cemetery. (Courtesy of Shirley O'Toole)
Samuel FULKERSON....8 Feb 1865-3 Jul 1949,
b. in Saline Co., MO, d. in Saline Co., MO, m. Mary MAUPIN, 16 Nov 1888
Emmett Albert FULKERSON....(twin), served two terms as mayor of Hollister, Taney County, MO. He worked for Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. for 43 years, from 1922 to 1965, then built a house on Lake Taneycomo in Hollister where he lived for 30+ years before going back to Topeka due to ill health.
Bertha Alberta FULKERSON....(twin), m. a HARTMAN
Abraham J. FULKERSON....17 Jun 1867-2 Jul 1952, b. at Marshall, Saline Co., MO, was buried 4
Jul 1952 in Overbrook Cemetery, Overbrook, Osage Co., KS. "Abe" was the oldest of the four children who traveled west with their parents by covered wagon to Kansas in 1886. He m. Lottie Elizabeth "Lizzie" JAMES (b. 30 Dec 1878 at Union, Osage Co., KS, d. 28 Aug 1941 at Overbrook, KS, buried 31 Aug 1941 in Overbrook Cemetery) on 27 Jul 1898. His mother Nancy lived with them until her death. They apparently spent their lives in or around Overbrook. He is pictured above on this page, with wife Lizzie, daughter Grace and son Richard in the early 1900s, with a link to additional family portraits. He and Lottie were buried in the Overbook Cemetery.
Grace Elizabeth FULKERSON....12 Jun 1900-29 July 1983, buried 1 Aug 1983 in Overbook Cemetery. She married in 1949.
Alvin Avis FULKERSON....6 Jun 1905-9 Oct 1910, buried 10 Oct 1910 in Overbrook Cemetery
Richard Earl FULKERSON....27 Dec 1910-15 July 1972, b. at Overbrook, died at Kansas City, Wyandotte Co., KS, buried 18 Jul 1972 in Overbrook Cemetery. Married a Helen ____ in 1934 in Topeka, Shawnee Co., KS.
Rebecca Francis FULKERSON....22 Mar 1869-?, b. in Saline Co., MO, known as "Fannie," she went west with her parents by covered wagon to Kansas in 1886. She was still alive in 1947 when she was mentioned in brother John's obituary, which reported her at Honeywell, Kansas. Fannie m. Charles SCOTT; nine children
Robert Lemuel FULKERSON....19 Mar 1873-15 May 1943, b. in MO, went west with his parents by covered wagon to Kansas in 1886. Robert m. May TABER, 30 Nov 1896
Robert L. FULKERSON Jr.
Four other daughters
Emmett FULKERSON....20 Sep 1877-May 1969, b. in MO, went west with his parents by covered wagon to Kansas in 1886. Emmett m. Gertrude ERDSICK on 26 Jul 1916, had four sons.
His brother John's 1947 obituary reported him living at Necoma, Kansas.
JOHN FULKERSON..........b. ca. 1780 in Washington Co., VA, m. Jane ______. They moved to Campbell Co., TN. John was summoned for jury duty in Campbell County on 8 Jun 1813. He died leaving his wife to raise 2 children. Some researchers say John married a Jane Jones and some say after John died Jane married a man named Bratcher. A nephew named John also married a Jane, speculated as a Jones -- there may be some confusion between these two Johns.
This is possibly the John listed on the roster of the Sullivan County Militia in the autumn of 1793. This militia was pressed into service when a large band of Creek and Cherokee killed 15 of the 16 residents at Cavet's Station and threatened to capture Knoxville, TN, which had only 40 men to defend it. Eighteen years later, a John Fulkerson was commissioned as a Lieutenant of the 33rd Regiment, Tennessee Militia (Campbell County) on 2 Oct 1811.
SARAH FULKERSON.........m. Abraham HAYTER (1762-1829), per a Scott Co., VA indenture dated 27 Apr 1822 (per
another site, they m. bef. 2 Dec 1820) She was probably a second wife, as his known children were by Jane HUTTON. Per a descendant, they lived at Hayters Gap, Washington Co., VA. Abraham had a Washington Co. land patent [Book 17, p. 503], dated 22 Jul 1788, for 155 acres "on the top of the Rich Mountain and the waters of the North Fork of the Holston River." Hayters Gap is on the North Fork of the Holston River, at Wolf Creek, on the south side of Rich Mountain.