Kentucky Fulkersons - The search for John P. Fulkerson
Added: 28 Jan 2000
UPDATE, Oct 2009: A new look at the 1840, 1850 and 1880 Census for Daviess County appears to remove virtually all doubt that John was the son of George W. FULKERSON of Nelson County.
John P. FULKERSON.....b. ca. 1826 (listed as 24 years old in an August 1850 census) in Nelson County, KY (per daughter Emily's marriage bond). He m. Margaret "Hannah" McDANIEL, daughter of Redmond McDANIEL and Teresa HARRISON, on 17 Jul 1847 in Daviess Co., KY. He appeared on that county's 1850 Census, with his wife, two children and mother-in-law:
The 1860 Census showed three daughters added to the household. By the 1880 Census, Hannah was 67 years old, widowed, bedridden and living in Knotsville, Daviess Co., KY, with her daughter, Frances BOWLDS, who was also widowed. Two of John and Hannah's daughters married Fulkerson cousins. The known children of John P. FULKERSON and Hannah McDANIEL were:
George Redmond FULKERSON....23 Apr 1848-9 Jul 1930, m. (1st) Harriet Emmeline BOWLDS (b. 19 Apr 1848) on 23 Sep 1871 at St. Lawrence Church in Daviess Co., KY. She was the sister of Samuel Nathaniel BOWLDS who married Mary Ellen FULKERSON. He married (2nd) Laura J. LONG on 14 May 1895. She was born 1858, and died 1940
Guy Sebastian FULKERSON.......5 Jul 1872-
Martha Ellen FULKERSON.......27 Sep 1873-
Mary Jessie FULKERSON.......31 Mar 1875-
William Lesley FULKERSON.......29 May 1877-5 Dec 1950, m. Mary Emma ____, had six children after 1900, including
J. Leonard FULKERSON....27 Sep 1903-9 Apr 1946, buried at Knottsville Cemetery
John Engelbert FULKERSON.......25 Dec 1878-
Lucien Eugene FULKERSON.......5 Jan 1891- , b. at Knottsville, KY, m. (1st) a WHISTLE in 1914 and (2nd) a DAUGHERTY on 12 Apr 1941 when she was 17 yrs old, lived in Owensboro, d. in Evansville, IN. He had 2 sons by Ms. Whistle.
Sarah Ann FULKERSON.......27 Mar 1883-
Monica Belle FULKERSON.......6 Jun 1885-, m. a PAYNE
Veronica Delle FULKERSON.......(twin) 6 Jun 1885-
Frances Maud FULKERSON.......19 Jun 1888-, m. a RHYNERSON
George Emmet FULKERSON.......27 Jan 1892-6 May 1963, born and died in Daviess Co., KY. He m. Lillian Agnes Mae WEDDING (1888-5 Jul 1975, b. in Union Co., KY, d. in Daviess Co., KY) on 3 Dec 1946. The marriage certificate stated he was a disabled veteran, perhaps of WWI? Per descendants of this branch, "His arm was amputated in a sawmill accident, but he could still play a mean fiddle. He played with the bow between his legs."
Valentine J. FULKERSON....26 Nov 1849-14 May 1918, born in Daviess Co., KY, signed the marriage bond for his sister Emily in 1872. He was a farmer. On the 1880 Census for Daviess County he is listed with his wife, Rebecca and two children, living at Knotsville near his mother and sisters. He was a widower living at Maceo, KY when he died of "lagrippe" (probably the Spanish influenza epidemic of 1918). Inexplicably, his death certificate listed his parents as Sam FULKERSON and Maggie MCDANIEL. The informant for his death certificate was his son Louis FULKERSON, also of Maceo. Valentine was buried at Thruston, KY.
Margit FULKERSON....daughter, b. ca. 1871
Martial FULKERSON....son, b. ca. 1875
Adaline FULKERSON....b. 16 Aug 1850 in Daviess Co., KY, m. Philip FULKERSON, son of Philip E. FULKERSON and Mary RHYNERSON. On the 1870 census they were apparently working on the farm of Samuel BOWLDS, age 24, listed as the head of the household. Philip was listed as a 21-year-old laborer, and Adaline his 19-year-old wife. Most of their children were baptized at St. Lawrence Church, whose records were the source of their birthdates:
Charles Minor FULKERSON....31 Aug 1869-9 Oct 1940, probably b. in Daviess County, he was a farmer. Known as Minor, he was widowed by the time of his death in a truck-pedestrian accident on Highway 60. The informant for his death certificate was James F. FULKERSON of Owensboro, KY. Minor was buried at Stanley, KY.
Martha Helen FULKERSON....b. 1872
Sarah Ann FULKERSON....b. 1874
John Philip FULKERSON....8 Nov 1876-; this is probably the Philip or J. Philip FULKERSON who m. Rose Catherine PAYNE (dau. of Robert PAYNE and Sarah Catherine DANT or DAUNT) on 15 Dec 1898, marriage bond signed by her brother Martin PAYNE. Rose died before 1909, leaving two children. Family oral history has it that family members raised the children Alice Mae and Joseph Phillip in the Knottsville community. There is a court case that began in 1909 and ended in 1911, which lists Alice Fulkerson, Phillip Fulkerson, and Philip Fulkerson, along with other Payne family members. It is established then that Phillip Sr. (the children's grandfather) was at least in the area until 1911. It is unknown at this time what actually happened to him after this point. Children of Rose and Phillip Fulkerson :
Alice Mary FULKERSON....15 May 1899-, also known as Alice Mae. Her godmother was Sophia BOWLDS, apparently aunt Sophia Bowlds PAYNE who was the wife of Martin PAYNE. 1st Communion 2 June, 1912, St. Lawrence Church, Father Spalding. Communion certificate states that her father, Phillip Fulkerson was "Non-Catholic."
Joseph Phillip FULKERSON....ca. 1901-1941
Mary Catherine FULKERSON....31 Aug 1878-
Adam FULKERSON...24 Dec 1882-
Athanasius Cleavland FULKERSON...1 Mar 1885
Thomas Edward FULKERSON...Feb 1886-
Emmaline "Emily" FULKERSON....b. ca. 1854 in Daviess Co., m. Samuel David FULKERSON, son of Philip E. FULKERSON and Mary RHYNERSON. Their marriage license was dated 5 Mar 1872, in Daviess County, and listed Samuel as a farmer. It also stated they were to be married on that same date, at her father's home. She died within ten years, as Samuel remarried to Louisa PAYNE on 10 Jun 1882 in Daviess Co., KY. Their two known children were:
Leo H.....b. 28 Jun 1875 in Daviess Co., KY, bpt. 29 Jul 1875 at St. Lawrence Church. In 1900 he was living with his widowed step-mother and her children.
Catherine....b. 25 Sep 1879 in Daviess Co., KY, bpt. 9 Feb 1879 at St. Lawrence Church
Frances FULKERSON....married a BOWLDS, was widowed by 1880 and living with her mother
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