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FULKERSONS

Solved in 2009 by Sue Fulkerson, based on old letters between Stephen and brothers Edward, Daniel and John. Stephen was the son of Cornelius FULKERSON, Jr. -- who was implicated in those letters as their father.

This unattached New York-Minnesota branch was first listed several years ago as an unattached, fatherless family group at the bottom of the New York Fulkersons page:

Frances FULKERSON, born in England ca. 1810, possibly the widow of a related FULKERSON from above. Lived at Hamilton, Madison Co., NY in 1870 with 3 children:
  • Elizabeth FULKERSON....age 32 on 1870 Census
  • Sarah J. FULKERSON....age 29 on 1870 Census
  • Franklin FULKERSON....age 19 on 1870 Census
Subsequent contacts have provided a father, Stephen FULKERSON, and some additional locations in upstate New York (Oswego and St. Lawrence counties) but we haven't made much further progress.
A short drive

Stephen FULKERSON was probably born in NY about 1803. The first record of him was his marriage to Frances WORTHINGHAM on 18 Oct 1831 at East Oswego, Oswego Co., NY. He was then listed as a resident of Ogdensburgh, St. Lawrence Co., NY. Frances was listed as a resident of Oswego. She was born in England in 1810 and died in Madison County, New York on 24 Nov 1891. Stephen preceded her in death on 25 Dec 1859.

Following that, Frances appeared in the 1868 - 69 Hamilton [Madison County] Business Directory as "Fulkerson, Frances Mrs., (Hamilton,) lot 21, farmer 3." The 3 apparently refers to her acreage. Stephen may not have farmed much in his lifetime. The Goodhue book listed below stated he was a contractor and stonecutter. The Census for 1850, the first on which he has been found, lists him as a stone mason. See below for the 1850 and 1860 Census images. Frances appeared on the 1870 Census as noted above. Their children were:




Sources:

1850 Census, Hamilton, Madison Co., NY
 
1860 Census, Hamilton, Madison Co., NY


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