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.
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:
Mary FULKERSON....b. 1832 in New York)
Elizabeth FULKERSON....b. 1836 in New York)
Christina FULKERSON....b. 1839 in New York)
Sarah Jane FULKERSON....1841-1917, m. as his second wife in 1877 to Alfred L. BROWN of Hamilton, "farmer and hop grower, 110 acres, b. Brookfield, 1815, has been commissioner of highways of Lebanon, was supt. of Madison County House 12 years; 1st wife, Martha Green, b. Brookfield, 1822, married 1841, died 1870; children 4, living --- Freddie E.; 2d wife, Sarah Fulkerson, b. Hamilton, 1841, married 1877; father, John Brown, b. Brookfield, 1793, died 1870; mother, Susan Greenman Brown, b. Brookfield, 1795; children 8 --- William B., Morris E., Roxana, Benjamin G., Eunice E., Newell, Mary H., Alfred L."
William Morrison FULKERSON...1844-, b. in NY, found in Goodhue Co., MN on the 1880 Census, farming at Roscoe. His wife was Rebecca, also 36 years old, born in NY. Their two known children were:
Smith FULKERSON.....age 11 in 1880, b. in MN (based on his name, is this family connected to Silas FULKERSON of New York???)
Vincent FULKERSON.....age 2 in 1880, b. in MN. The 1917-1918 draft records for Churchill Co., NV, list a Vincent FULKERSON with a birthdate of 2 Mar 1878. A listing in Ancestry.com shows him on the census in that county in 1910, 1920 and 1930.
Henry FULKERSON....(or Henrietta?)
Frank W. FULKERSON....b. 9 Jun 1851 in the Village of Hamilton in southeast Madison County, NY, married Viola Josephine DICKASON (DICKERSON, DICKINSON?) on 2 Feb 1878 in Lake City, Goodhue County, MN. They had 6 children:
Robert Lynn FULKERSON....b. 13 Feb 1879 in Zumbrota, Goodhue County, MN
Harold Ellis FULKERSON....b. 7 Feb 1881 in Zumbrota, Goodhue County, MN
Jay Everett FULKERSON....b. 29 Aug 1885 in Zumbrota, Goodhue County, MN
Ruth Elizabeth FULKERSON....b.29 Oct 1886 in Zumbrota, Goodhue County, MN, married Martin H. SATREN on 25 Jun 1912 in Ilion, Herkimer Co., NY, d. 18 May 1950 in Los Angeles County, CA
Lloyd FULKERSON....b. 2 Jan 1889, in Zumbrota, Goodhue County, MN, d. 1948 in Oregon
Lois Frances FULKERSON....b. 10 Dec 1891 in Zumbrota, Goodhue County, MN, d. 15 Apr 1958
"History of Goodhue County Minnesota"
1868 - 69 Madison County Business Directory, From Hamilton Child's Gazetteer and Business Directory of Madison County, NY for 1868-69. Printed at the Journal Office, 23 & 24 E. Washington St., Syracuse, NY, 1869
MARRIAGE AND DEATH NOTICES, OSWEGO CO., N.Y. 1830 - 1832, extracted from the "Oswego, NY Palladium" and presented to the Syracuse Public Library, by the Fort Oswego Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, National Society, in 1940
1850 Census, Hamilton, Madison Co., NY
1860 Census, Hamilton, Madison Co., NY
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