Unattached Fort Wayne, Indiana Fulkersons

This is a Fulkerson branch which has stumped us over the years. However, the quantity of information and clues about it seems to be increasing lately, directly related to the intensity of the research. We may now be at the point where one or two vital clues will help 'break this case.'

The LUCE Family per other researchers:

Eleazer LUCE...lived in Suffolk Co., Long Island, NY. He m. Sarah WINES and was the great-grandfather of Lydia LUCE who married Samuel FULKERSON.
  • David LUCE...1705-23 Jan 1771, b. in Southold, Suffolk Co., Long Island, NY, d. in Roxbury, Morris Co., NJ. He m. Mary BROWN (1708-1771, b. at Roxbury, Morris Co., NJ, dau. of David BROWN and Damaris ??) in Roxbury, Morris Co., NJ. They had 9 children:
    • Henry LUCE...b. 1744 in Roxbury, Morris Co., NJ
    • Mercy LUCE...b. 1745 in Roxbury, Morris Co., NJ
    • Israel LUCE...1746-1817, b. in Roxbury, Morris Co., NJ, m. Deborah SWAYZE (1753-1828)
    • Nathan LUCE...23 Jun 1747-1813, m. Damaris BROWN in 1771 in Chester, Morris Co., NJ
    • David LUCE...1750-May 1806, b. in Roxbury, Morris Co., NJ; d. in Marksboro, Warren Co., NJ. He married Charity SMITH, appeared on the tax lists for Knowlton, Sussex Co., NJ in 1773. They had 4 children:
      • Sophia LUCE...10 Jun 1779-, m. John HEADLEY in Sussex Co., NJ in 1804
      • Hannah LUCE...unknown
      • Mercy LUCE...m. William HAYES on 18 Dec 1805
      • Lydia LUCE...m. Samuel FULKERSON (14 Jun 1776-)
    • Walter LUCE...b. 1751 in Roxbury, Morris Co., NJ
    • Mary LUCE...b. 1752 in Roxbury, Morris Co., NJ
    • Isabel LUCE...b. 1755
    • Bethiah LUCE...16 Aug 1756-, m. Isaac SWAYZE in Morris Co., NJ in 1775

1844 Patent
1844 Patent. Click above
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Marker for Ocie J. and Wm. VAN NATTAN
Marker for Forest Rose and John

Above photos courtesy
of Shirley O'Toole
Grave of Samuel FULKERSON
Grave of Lydia Luce FULKERSON
Grave of Mercy A. FULKERSON
Headstone of David Luce and
Headstone of Sil__ FULKERSON
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Samuel FULKERSON.....24 Jun 1776-14 Jul 1866 (per headstone), born in New Jersey. He married Lydia LUCE (1788-27 Oct 1855, per headstone) about 1809. Samuel and Lydia moved to Ohio by 1820. The 1820 Census tells us that he was in Hubbard Twp, Trumbull Co., OH. In 1830 he was in the same place. By 1840 he moved to Palestine Twp, Columbiana Co., OH. A biographical sketch of his son David Luce FULKERSON said they moved to Indiana in 1842. In the 1850 Census he is found at Cedar Creek Twp, Allen Co., IN, age 70, and his sons Abraham and David are running the farm. Lydia died five years later, and Samuel was listed as a widower in the 1860 Census, age 83, living with his son Abraham at Cedar Creek Twp. He died on 11 Jun 1866 in Allen Co., IN and was buried in Viberg Chapel Cemetery, Leo-Cedarville (Cedar Shores), Allen Co., IN.

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This page was RESEARCHED by Shirley O'Toole and Deb Shelinbarger, mother and daughter. Their sources included: "Ancestry.com; Federal Census; WWI & WWII Draft Registration Cards; Social Security Death Index; IN & CO Marriages and Deaths; Rootsweb.com; Friends of Allen Co., IN - Area Obituary Index 1900-Jun 2005; Lindenwood Cemetery; Allen Co. Gen Soc; Cemetery transcripts Books (Volunteer in IN and Mid-Continent Library, Independence, MO); IN newspapers found online or thru public library card. Also: Some emails from Fulkerson.org and notes mom has written down over the years every time she saw the Fulkerson name in a book or paper. Checked Paul Black's notes [from the 1950s] he had the same info from sketch of David L and the 1850 census but could not identify Samuel's parents."