It is believed the founder of this Canadian branch, Isaac Fulkerson, was born the NJ/NY/PA region about 1776 and moved to Canada about 1800. The few early records concerning Isaac are centered on Ancaster Township in Ontario. A section of this township is known as Jerseyville, probably because it was settled by immigrants from New Jersey, apparently in the decades after the American Revolution. Their moves to Canada may have been induced by economics (low-priced land), and may have had little to do with the politics of that era.
The one current lead on Isaac is that he may have been the son of Jacob Fulkerson of New Jersey, who was born in 1739. Willard L. Fulkerson of upstate New York attempted to document the Fulkerson family history in that region during the mid-20th century, and left us the following notations about Jacob's children:
Jacob -- m. a Miss Bell - left her and married again
Joseph -- lived in Lasson [a community called Lassen was located along the banks of the Hudson River in the Town of Poughkeepsie, Dutchess Co., New York.]
Isaac -- went to Canada before the war
John -- Died in the line of service
Some dates below are approximate, due to discrepancies between census, cemetery and family records. If you can help this branch find its roots, please feel welcome to share your information via e-mail.
Isaac FULKERSON....1776-26 Nov 1846, m. Martha _______ (1781-21 Sep 1851, birthplace unknown). Isaac moved to Ancaster Twp, Ontario by 1804, probably seeking land at relatively low prices. He purchased a farm in June 1812, at lot 32, conscession 3, Ancaster Twp, which remained in the family until 1964. Isaac and Martha had four children:
- Samuel FULKERSON....1804-1871, b. in Upper Canada (renamed Ontario in 1867), m. Hannah KITCHEN (11 Sept 1806-1903), was a farmer. The Ancaster Parish record states, "December 24th, 1833.-Married (by publication of banns) Samuel Fulkerson and Hannah Kitchen, both of the Township of Ancaster, County of Wentworth, Gore District, by me, John Miller, Minister. Witnesses-John Stenabaugh and Jacob Appleman.". Their two known children were:
- Abigail FULKERSON....1837-1914, b. in Ontario, m. James CHRISTISON (1830-1913)
- George CHRISTISON.....1866-1931. George and his mother are buried at the Presbyterian Cemetery in Ancaster.
- George FULKERSON - 3 Jul 1839 (or 1840?)-1920, b. in Ontario (Note: born 1843 per cemetery records). George m. Nancy (Nancey) Jane SAGER (8 May 1846-1932). They lived in Ontario, and all of their 7 children were born there:
- Elizabeth E. "Eliza" FULKERSON....1871-1946, m. Samuel LYONS (1867-1953), two children:
- Mary Jane FULKERSON.....15 Dec 1872-1905
- Francis Samuel FULKERSON....1874-, m. Eva VAN SICKLE
- Charles Orton FULKERSON....9 May 1875-, m. Jennie DUFF (1881-1960), had four children
- George Edwin FULKERSON....1878-1892
- William R. FULKERSON....1877- (?)
- John Austin FULKERSON ....14 Jan 1880-Dec 1918, lived in Winnipeg, Manitoba, m. Getrude Maria BARR in Manitoba. She died on 29 Jun 1943 in Winnipeg.
- Murray FULKERSON....d. 1953
- Eleanor FULKERSON....d. 1986
- One other child....still living
- John FULKERSON....1806-1885, founded the "Talbot Road" branch. At one time in his life he kept the toll-gate on Talbot Road, at Mabee Corner near Straffordville. He married twice, first to Margaret MILLER (2 Nov 1812-26 Dec 1866, possibly a sister of the George MILLER below). The Ancaster Parish record tells us, "October 27th, 1831.-Married (by publication of banns) John Fulkerson, of the Township of Ancaster, and Margaret Miller, of the Indian tract, Grand River, Gore District, by me, John Miller. Witnesses-David Miller and Samuel Fulkerson.". He married second to Cicely SIMMONS, whom he married on 9 Aug 1868. By Margaret he had thirteeen children:
- Martha FULKERSON....1832-, m. Joseph COLBECK in Jan 1851, lived in the Colbeck-Monticello area near Grand Valley. Both are buried at Monticello. They had seven children:
- John W. COLBECK
- Letitia COLBECK
- Sarah COLBECK
- Alfred COLBECK
- Charlotte COLBECK
- Abbie COLBECK
- Martha COLBECK
- Jacob FULKERSON....1833-1834
- Joseph FULKERSON....12 Sep 1836-6 Sep 1927, m. Mary Ann CAPSTICK (1841-1927, from Putnam), was a farmer and spent all his life in the Dorchester area. Mary Ann was superintendent of the Pine Knot Sabbath Sunday School....a London, Ontario newspaper reported in 1913 she had walked 5,385 miles to fullfil that duty. They had no children. Both are buried at the Dorchester Union Cemetery.
- John B FULKERSON....13 May 1839-26 Jan 1916, b. in Ancaster, ON. He m. Harriet MUNCE (or DELL?) (12 Jun 1840-6 Jul 1928), a lady "remembered for her lively spirit and great sense of humor," on 1 Jan 1867. John was a general handyman, livery stable operator and drove a carriage service to the local railroad stations. He was buried in Aylmer Cemetery, Aylmer, ON. They had four daughters:
- Olive Nettie FULKERSON....2 Aug 1869-1945, m. Freeman Curtis LIGHT on 6 Jun 1901 in Tillsonburg, Oxford Co., ON, had four children
- Lillian FULKERSON....23 Apr 1874-1937, aka "Lilly." She m. Frank LIGHT (s/o Frank & Sarah LIGHT) on 1 Nov 1896 in Ingersoll, Oxford Co., ON. He was then a 26-yr-old tinsmith living at Vienna, Elgin Co., Aylmer. Their witnesses were H.O. FLOWERS and Annie FULKERSON, both of Aylmer. She was buried in 1937 in Aylmer Cemetery, Aylmer, ON. They had one daughter:
- Nancy FULKERSON....26 Apr 1877-1964, m. (1st) Jack FOTHERGILL and (2nd) Henry JONES, no children
- Laura FULKERSON....29 Aug 1885-1971, one child
- David FULKERSON....17 Aug 1840-9 May 1897, m. Susan DEAN (3 Nov 1850-22 May 1914). Together they lived on Talbot Road near Mabee Corners, where he was a sawyer and farmer, and had seven children.
The 1901 Census of Canada found her a widow living with all of her children except Isaac and Edward, her residence listed as Middleton, Norfolk, ON. David and Susan were buried in Bethel Cemetery at Mabee Corners.
- Isaac Freeman FULKERSON....ca. 1871-22 Sep 1881
- George Edward FULKERSON....3 Jun 1872-6 Sep 1941, m. Mabel Inez BIRDSELL (14 Jan 1877-24 May 1941), had four children
- Sarah Ann FULKERSON....28 Nov 1877-9 Jan 1909, m. Omar CARSON. Both are buried in Bethel Cemetery at Mabee Corners.
- John Robert FULKERSON....14 Oct 1875-1923, was a sawyer and barber, then took up farming. Nine children, one of whom compiled most of the information on this page.
- William FULKERSON....4 May 1878-1931, was a farmer, had one son.
- Joseph FULKERSON....14 Sep 1880-1928, m. Bertha ____, had a daughter and 2 sons, lived in the area of Port Burwell, ON.
- Frank B. FULKERSON....14 Apr 1886-, a bachelor, spent his life in the auctioneering business. Lived on his father's farm at Mabee Corners, with his adopted sister Pearl, in his later years.
- Pearl FULKERSON....(adopted), b. 6 Oct 1892
- Mary FULKERSON....18 Jun 1842-1913, m. Wiltsie HAYDEN in Jun 1863, lived in the St. Thomas area, had four children:
- Ida HAYDEN.....-1933
- William HAYDEN.....1867-1937
- Benjamin HAYDEN
- Robert HAYDEN
- Isaac FULKERSON....1843-, nothing further known
- Abraham FULKERSON....1845-23 Jul 1923, born near Straffordville, Ontario, founded the "Dauphin" branch. (NOTE: The source for Abraham's information gave 2 birthdates - 9 years apart - also stating he was born 16 Jun 1836 and died at age 87, which would have been correct in 1923.) He m. Margret McCURDY on 3 Jun 1869, and worked as a laborer in Tecumseh Twp., Simcoe Co., Ontario. Two of their sons, Daniel and Joseph, moved west to Manitoba about 1889 and saved enough to move their parents there about 1899. Abraham settled at Roblin, where he kept a store and post office, but a few years later moved to Dauphin and farmed on the southeast quarter, section 24, township 24, range 20-wpm. After Margret's death, Abraham lived with daughter Louisa. Their seven children were all born in Tecumseh Twp., near Tottenham, Ontario:
- Daniel John FULKERSON....24 Jul 1870-27 Aug 1932, went to Manitoba at age 19 and spent most of his life in the lumber industry. He m. (1st) Edith JACKSON (1877-1964) in Dauphin and had one son by her before they separated. Edith took the son back to Ontario and changed her last name to FOLKERSON. Daniel moved to Bowsman, Manitoba, where he worked for the Burrows Lumber Co.
- Colin FOLKERSON....seven children
- Joseph FULKERSON....1872-1940, went to Manitoba and worked on the farm of Robert Cruise. There he met and married his wife, and had five children. They lived in the Dauphin area.
- Eugene A. FULKERSON....23 Aug 1873-30 Aug 1914, worked with his brothers in the lumber industry near Bowsman, then opened a photography business at Roblin. Never married.
- William FULKERSON....ca. 1878-1898, possibly died before the family moved to Manitoba
- Olive FULKERSON....28 Dec 1881-13 Jun 1922, m. James TUCKER of Illinois, lived in on a farm at Dauphin most of her life, except for a number of years while her husband operated a hardware store at Lenne, Saskatchewan. They had two children.
- Louisa Edna May "Laura" FULKERSON....21 Jun 1885-5 Apr 1949, m. George TUCKER of Illinois and homesteaded in the Dauphin area. They had eight children.
- George Alexander FULKERSON....1 Mar 1892-Mar 1954, farmed and also worked in the Dauphin area, had two sons.
- Sarah Martha FULKERSON....4 Oct 1847
-6 Oct 1876, b. in Ancaster, Ontario, m. Lewis J. VINCENT (b. 22 Jun 1842, son of Thomas Cummings VINCENT and Chloe DELL of Ontario) on 1 Sep 1867 in Elgin Co., Ontario. They lived in Elgin Co. in the 1870s, but moved to the USA and were listed on the 1880 Census at Deerfield, Mecosta County, in central Michigan. Lewis' occupation was listed as 'common laborer.' About 1890 they moved north to Lake City, Missaukee Co., Michigan. Click on Sarah's picture to see the family portrait photographed in Lake City. It shows her with Lewis, their son Bassnett Vincent, and three daughters &8218; Clara Jane (Jenny), Bernice and Margaret. Absent from the picture were three sons who had died young.
|Sarah Martha Fulkerson VINCENT|
Click on her picture to see family portrait
Photos contributed by
descendant Alma Verner
Lewis died 4 Jun 1894 in Lake City. Sarah then married Charles O. NELSON in Lake City on 2 Sep 1898.
Charles died in August 1906. Sarah died in Jennings, Missaukee Co., Michigan on 24 Jul 1909 at the home of her daughter, Clara Jane (Jenny) SAMIS and is buried in Lake City, Michigan.
(NOTES-1/5/2000 and 1/7/2004: This updated information on Sarah is from her family Bible, Ontario marriage records, her obituary in the Lake City newspaper, the 1880 US Census, and related information sent in by her descendants.)
- Justin VINCENT.......17 Jul 1868-2 Sep 1881
- Thomas VINCENT.......11 Nov 1869-10 Aug 1881, died of diptheria
- John VINCENT.......3 Feb 1872-12 Jun 1885, died in a log jam in Mecosta Co., Michigan
- Bassnett Dell VINCENT.......1 Feb 1875-27 Oct 1952, b. at Mapleton,Ontario, d. in Lake City, Michigan, m. Ann KOOL (d. 1907) and Theresa Mary ZETTEL (in 1909), had one son by his first wife and five children by his second. One of his descendants tells us, "Grandfather Bassnett was a Carpenter. He worked in the lumber mills, and was
a farmer. He was ambidextrous. He could use both hands the same. He was a healer that used herbs to help heal. He would go into the woods and come out with herbs to help heal."
- Bernice K. VINCENT.......27 Oct 1877-17 Apr 1954, b. in Ontario, d. in Lake City, Michigan
- Margaret VINCENT.......12 Aug 1881-, b. in Mecosta Co., Michigan, d. in Hart, Michigan
- Clara Jane (Jenny) VINCENT.......21 Jul 1884-, m. a SAMIS
- George M. FULKERSON....24 Oct 1849-, was listed as "23, farmer, Canada, North Dorchester, s/o John & Margaret," when he married Elizabeth A. CLEVELAND, age 17, born at Lexicon, Mich., a resident of North Dorchester and d/o William & Jane CLEVELAND, on 21 May 1874 at North Dorchester, Middlesex Co., Ontario. The witness was Fannie ANDERSON of N. Dorchester.
- Mathias FULKERSON....7 Sep 1851-1935, nicknamed "Tice," lived in Dorchester, then moved to St. Thomas about 1900 and spent many years working at the J.H. Still Company. He m. (1st) Ettie DELL (9 Dec 1860-29 Oct 1915) on 12 Jul 1878, and (2nd) to Clara Jane Wells DONOVAN in 1915. By Ettie he had six children, only half of whom survived him:
- Lewis Dell FULKERSON....13 May 1879-18 Oct 1966, one daughter
- Oswald FULKERSON....5 Oct 1881-23 Oct 1918, married but wife and family are unknown
- Annie FULKERSON....19 Feb 1883-19 Feb 1883
- Bruce "Dell" FULKERSON....6 May 1886-, moved to Detroit, MI, had 3 daughters and 5 sons
- Eva FULKERSON....18 Jan 1888-23 Feb 1888
- Anna Victoria FULKERSON....11 Sep 1892-28 Feb 1965, five children
- Abigail FULKERSON....1852-1861
- Lydia FULKERSON....12 Aug 1859-ca. 1932, m. a KILMER, moved to western Canada
- Isaac FULKERSON....1811-, m. Saludi ______, had four children:
- Amos FULKERSON....
- Martha FULKERSON....
- Westley FULKERSON....1845-1923, m. Annie Jane HENRY (1849-1909), had eleven children:
- Saludi FULKERSON....1870-1919, m. R. DOUBROUGH
- Mary FULKERSON....1873-1965, m. John WILTON (b. ca. 1870) about 1897;
source: 1910 US Census - 13yrs married/ no children; Mary's age 34, John's age 40)
- Sarah FULKERSON....1876-1940, m. George DEVALL
- William H. FULKERSON....b. ca. 1868/70 in Ontario, Canada, d. 5 Jul 1942, m. Mary ATKINSON about 1905, probably in Ontario. Mary was the oldest child of Thomas ATKINSON & Sarah CAWARD. They apparently moved to the USA shortly afterward, settling at La Fargeville, Jefferson County, NY. They appear on the 1910 Census living at Clayton, in 1920 at Alexandria and in 1930 at Theresa. They had 5 children, all born in New York State.
From the 1910 Census (courtesy of MeLani MAYSEN, by way of Kale HOBBES):
Mary and Williams children (3 daughters and 1 son) were all listed as born in New York.
Mary and William both claim to be 40 y.o.; married for five years and the married couple
immigrated to the U.S. six years earlier (1904) with Williams sister Mary.
They shared their residence with Mary E. (FULKERSON) WILTON and her husband of
thirteen (13) years, John WILTON. John had immigrated to the U.S. ten years earlier.
Their birthplaces were listed as Canada, as was Williams sister, Mary; and their parents. The
birthplace for John WILTONs mother was Ireland, his father, Canada.
From the 1920 Census (courtesy of Jennifer L, by way of Kale HOBBES):
Since the last census, Mary aged nine years (49yo), while William aged twelve (52yo); William
immigrated in 1901 and Mary in 1905 rather than 1904.
Their children: 3 daughters and 2 sons.
From the 1930 Census (courtesy of MeLani MAYSEN, by way of Kale HOBBES):
All three daughters are married off (Ida FURGISON, 1925; Sarah BEDOR, 1927 and Mildred
HEYL, 1929); the only remaining children are the two sons, Howard (20yo) and Roy (18yo)
- Ida FULKERSON....21 Dec 1905-06 Mar 2001, b. in NY, m. (1st) on 04 Jul 1925 to a FURGISON (d. 30 Jul 1965). They had ten children (source: Ida's obit, Watertown Daily Times, NY)
- Sarah Violet FULKERSON....22 Jun 1907 NY-29 Mar 1980, b. in NY, m. on 22 Jun 1927 to a BEDOR. They had nine children.
- Mildred B. FULKERSON.......06 Dec 1908-24 Feb 1973, b. in NY, m. on 24 Aug 1929 to a HEYL. They had one child.
- Howard W. FULKERSON....20 Feb 1910-Aug 1970, b. in NY, m. a SCHULTZ, had two children
- Roy W. FULKERSON....04 Apr 1912-Nov 1976, b. in NY, m. a TIMMERMAN who descended from Revolutionary War lieutenant Henry Timmerman (NY), had six children
- Daniel FULKERSON....1871-, no children
- Lydia FULKERSON....1882-1933, m. Joseph BRITT, 12 children
- Nancy FULKERSON....1884-1906
- Herbert FULKERSON....1888-1953, one child
- Leonard FULKERSON....1875, died young
- Bertha FULKERSON....1877, died young
- Charles FULKERSON....1880, died young
- Elijah FULKERSON....1851-1913, m. Mary Susan HENRY (1838-1919), six children:
- John FULKERSON....1876-1962, never married
- Harry FULKERSON....1880-1965, m. Teresa POLLARD
- Effie FULKERSON....1885-1965, five children
- Bertha FULKERSON....1883-1935, m. Albert FAIR, two children
- Stella FULKERSON....1886-1966, four children
- George FULKERSON....1888-1975, four children
- Sarah FULKERSON....1817-1876, m. George MILLER (1813-1897)