Volkert was born about 1692 in Bushwick, NY. The patronymic system was in transition, as his "surname" was sometimes given as DIRCKSEN or DERRICKSON. He married Dinah VAN LIEUW [b. 9 Dec 1694 at Jamaica, Long Island, NY] on 16 Nov 1716 at the Reformed Dutch Church of Flatbush in Brooklyn (recorded as 'Folkert Dirk to Dina Van Leven').
Dinah's father was Frederick Hendrickse VAN LIEUW (there are many variations on the spelling of his surname, including Van Lieu and Van Leeuwen), who was born about 1650 in Utrecht. Her mother was Dinah JANSE (or JANS, b. ca. 1660-d. 1740). She married Frederick on 2 Oct 1681. They lived in Jamaica [a town in Queens, northeast of Brooklyn] on a relatively prosperous farm. There is a record that they sold some land that they held jointly with Dinah's sister and brother-in-law in Jamaica in 1699.
Dinah's mother was Dinah Jans, the daughter of Jan Jansen of Brooklyn. Her sister Aeltje Jans married Jan Frederickse about 1676 and lived in Brooklyn. Frederickse, coincidentally, was listed in 1657 as being the eight-year-old "servant" of Jan de Perie - in that same year, Dirck Volckertszen stabbed de Perie in an argument about a dice game. Also, by coincidence (?) many of Jan and Aeltje's descendants - under the new "English" surname of BLAW, BLAUW or BLAU - moved to the Somerville-Raritan area of Somerset County, New Jersey. One descendant, a Margaret FISHER, married John FULKERSON in 1821.
Volkert and Dinah moved their family to Somerset County, New Jersey, where his father and two uncles were operating a mill. A January 1741 notice in the "American Weekly Mercury" places them in Hunterdon County:
"Run-way, about 14 Months ago, from Folkart Derickson, of Reding Township in Hunterdon County, New-Jersey, an Irish Servant Man named James Martin. He was lately taken up, and made his second escape on the 29th of last Month, from Frankford, and calls himself Patrick Brupstes: He is about 22 years of age, of middle Stature, pretty well set, of a sandy Complexion, very talkative and nimble. He had on when he made his escape, a blue great Coat, a close-body'd Coat, a pair of Leather Breaches, a good white Shirt, Worsted Stockings and sharp To'd Shoes. He has also a pair of other Storckings, and either wears a small Felt Hat or a Scotch blue Bonnet, and went away with Hand-Cuffs on. He pretends to be a Weaver, and some other Trades, but understands nothing of them.
Volkert's father Dirck Volkertse died in 1754, aged 87. It appears that Volkert stayed in New Jersey long enough to see his father's estate settled - he didn't get much out of it, as he already owed his father money, but the will did name Volkert's ten children for posterity.
Whoever takes up the said Servant and Secures him so that he may be had again, shall have Forty Shillings Reward and all reasonable charges, paid by Folkart Derickson." [NJ Archives, 1st Series, Vol. XII, p. 116]
By 1748, however, several of his sons began exploring lands along the Virginia-North Carolina border. On 18 Mar 1748, son Frederick had 600 acres surveyed on both sides of Marrowbone Creek in Halifax Co., VA, just south of Martinsville (now Henry Co.). On 18 May 1754, his son Volkert entered a claim for 400 acres in Pittsylvania County. Records of the Moravian colony at Wachovia, North Carolina, report that on 30 Jun 1755, "Mr. Volkerson brought us a letter from Bethlehem." (Bethlehem, PA was about 40 miles west of Somerset Co., NJ, and on the road from that region to North Carolina.)
It was about 1755 that Volkert and his wife and children moved south. The reason for their attraction to North Carolina might be found in a publication that appeared some 20 years later: “The two great circumstances which give the farmers of North Carolina such a superiority over those of most other colonies, are, first, the plenty of land, and, secondly, the vast herds of cattle kept by the planters. The want of ports, as I said, kept numbers from settling here, and this made the land of less value, consequently every settler got large grants; and, falling to the business of breeding cattle, their herds became so great, that the profit from them alone is exceeding great.” [American Husbandry, London, 1775, I, 337]
In that same year 1755 the Wachovia Moravian records stated that dozens of settlers were reported captured and killed in Indian attacks along the Holston River, New River and Yadkin River. Volkert reportedly died near the Virginia-North Carolina border -- possibly from natural causes -- soon after his arrival. The next
records we have are fragmentary, but appear to indicate that Volkert's children settled in various areas along the Virginia-North Carolina border, and suffered from Indian attacks that killed several family members and neighbors. Frederick bought land in Rowan Co., NC in 1757. Later that summer, on 19 Aug 1757, a family known to be Fulkerson neighbors were reported in the Moravian records: "Mr. Loving and his family fled to us from Virginia and were lodged at the mill." On 14 February 1758 Frederick entered a claim for 400 acres on Grays Middle Fork, North Mayo River in Pittsylvania (now Henry) Co., VA. The Moravian records then tell us that on 6 Apr 1758:
Two families, coming to us for protection brought confirmation of the rumor that the Shawnee Indians have murdered several people about 40 miles from here, in Halifax County, between the Mayo and Irvine Rivers, on the No. Carolina line. Billy Hall said he helped bury one of the men who had been shot.
Several months later, Frederick appeared before the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions in Rowan County to give security for his daughter Susannah's administration of the estate of her husband, Thomas BLEDSOE.
Yet another account, written years later by Benjamin SHARP, tells us about Volkert's son Dirck (Richard):
In an early day, at the first settling of the Mayo River, now Patrick County in Virginia, the Indians made a horrid breach in that settlement, but I am unable to name the year or month in which it happened. Several families were destroyed and a number of prisoners carried off. Richard Fulkerson, an uncle of my wife, and his family, with the exception of his wife and two small children, were killed; and although I have seen both their children after they grew up, yet I cannot say by what means they escaped from the massacre.
From available records and by process of deduction, it appears this massacre was in 1758. It was possibly the same one in which Thomas BLEDSOE was killed, although it's also possible he was killed in an Indian raid on the Dan River, either in NC or VA, in that same year.
Sharp's mention of prisoners may help solve another lingering mystery. In the fall of 1764, Col. Henry Bouquet of the Royal American Regiment led an expedition to the Ohio Country to demand surrender of the tribes that participated in Pontiac's War during 1763 through the first half of 1764. He was successful in this, and also in obtaining the return of all captives taken since the outbreak of hostilities in 1754. Among the captives "delivered up from the Shawanese Indians" and returned to Augusta Co., Virginia on 5 January 1765 was "Eliz' Fulkison, 16 Years Old taken about Seven years ago from Smiths River Augusta County." This may have been a daughter of Dirck/Richard, taken captive as a 9-year-old seven years earlier in 1758 - because there is a "Smith River" in Henry Co., near Martinsville, VA and the North Carolina border. Her family presumed dead, it is likely her rescuers just dropped her off at the settlement in Augusta County.
Moving from the relative calm of New Jersey farm life to the perilous frontier took its toll on Volkert's family, but also led it to achieve new strengths and successes. The story of their ten children follows:
Dirck FULKERSON...........bapt. 22 Mar 1718 [son of "Volkert Derrickson and Dinah Hendrickse Van Leeuwen"] at the Raritan DRC in Somerset Co., NJ, m. Eleanor ______ about 1740-1750 while still in New Jersey. He was killed by Native Americans in the region of the Mayo River,which later became Patrick County, Virginia, possibly around 1757-1758. (A much later date of death, 20 Feb 1765, was given in the Somerset Co. Historical Quarterly, Vol 2, page 145.) Nothing else is really known about him, but he may have been the "Derick Fulkerson" listed in a 1752 New Jersey survey record. Eleanor remarried to a CHAMBERS and had two more children. Her will, dated 2 Jun 1781, named son Abraham as executor. She signed the will with her mark, a backward letter N, which may indicate her name was originally Neeltje. The will was recorded/probated in the Guilford Co., NC, on the third Monday in August 1781 [Guilford Court Records, 1781-1790]:
"The Last Will and Testament of Elenor Chambers decd was proved in Open Court by the oath of Notty Jordan one of the subscribing witness thereto & on motion was ordered to be recorded. Then came in Abraham Fulkerson & Qualified as an Executor to the same. Ordered that Letters Testamentary issue to him accordingly."
NOTE: For whatever reason, some believe her surname may have been SHARP. This is unconfirmed. The one known Eleanor SHARP of that time and place, sister of Benjamin SHARP, married a Captain John DUNKIN (1743-1818) and died in 1816. Dirck and Eleanor's four children were Abraham, Mary, Frederick and Sarah:
- Abraham FULKERSON.....b. ca. 1740-1750, m. (1) Elizabeth BLACK, dau. of Robert BLACK of Caswell Co., NC. [The North Carolina Abstract of Wills contains the following entry: 1781 April. BLACK, ROBERT, Elizabeth (wife); George, Henry, John, Thomas, Elizabeth Fulkerson (daughter).] They lived on 300 acres on Cane's Creek in Rowan Co., NC, just south of the VA border. They may have been living in Caswell Co., NC when their daughter Elizabeth was born in 1783.
There are land grant and sale records which place him in Greene Co., TN (now Jefferson Co.) between 1783 and 1794. He was granted 224 acres on 20 Sep 1787, 500 acres on 20 Sep 1792 and another 500 on 4 Sep 1793, all near the N. French Broad River. One of his properties was listed as "on the first creek below Dumphrey Creek on Fulkerson Creek." He was listed on the 1800 Census in Jessamine County ["Second Census" of Kentucky, 1800; page 104]. A Jessamine County tourism site tells us that,
"In 1790 Abraham Fulkerson established a ferry and landing at Brooklyn near the present-day Wilmore water intake tower site. The Shakers purchased this site from Fulkerson in about 1815, (as it was more convenient than the one they were using further upstream owned by John Curd) built warehouses and operated their ferry and landing here. Ultimately they purchased land further upstream and the Fulkerson site was referred to as “Lower Shaker Ferry”."
Abraham was also listed in Mercer County records in 1791 and 1793, and sold 130 acres to a John LOWRY there on 5 Oct 1803. There is also a record of him in Fayette Co., KY in 1798. After Elizabeth's death he married (2) Ann STONESTREET on 24 Feb. 1807 in Jessamine Co., KY. His will was dated 6 Apr 1812, and was probated in February 1813 in Jessamine Co., KY.
from Jessamine County Will Abstracts and Inventories - 1798-1813: Fulkerson, Abraham. April 6, 1806 [sic?]. Feb 1813. Ann (wife), Abraham, Ford, William (sons), and Stonestreet (step-son), Sally Sutton, Nolly Smith and Betsy Speed (daughters). Abraham and William (sons) (executors).
Two years later his son Abram and stepson William STONESTREET sold 120 acres of his estate to the Society of Shakers. His children with Elizabeth were:
- Sarah 'Sally' FULKERSON.....b. ca. 1775, m. David SUTTON (c. 1770-1833, b. in NJ) of Jessamine Co., KY on 7 Jan 1794. Her father signed the marriage bond. Sarah died on 29 Jan 1862 and was buried at Danville, Robertson Co., KY - her tombstone stating she was 86 years old. Sutton family history indicates that David also m. a Dinah Fulkerson on 7 Jan 1791...so there's apparently some unresolved confusion here.
- Susan SUTTON.....mentioned in father's will in 1833 as marrying Samuel CURRY
- Amanda SUTTON......mentioned in her grandfather's will
- Theresa SUTTON.....8 May 1804-13 May 1859, m. Christopher Columbus GRAHAM. They lived at Harrodsburg, KY. She is buried at Bellevue Cemetery, Danville, Boyle Co., KY per a SUTTON web site.
- William M FULKERSON.....he moved to Mississippi with one known son:
- Elizabeth 'Betsy' FULKERSON.....b. in Guilford Co., NC in 1783, m. Henry SPEED on 16 Feb 1806 in Jessamine Co., KY. Henry died in 1824 in Mercer Co., KY. They had several children, according to his probate, but only one is known:
- Elizabeth SPEED.....m. William MOSBY on 19 Apr 1830. They moved to Osage Co., MO, taking her mother with them.
- Abraham FULKERSON, Jr......b. 1785 in NC, m. (1) Sarah BRISCOE in 1814. Lived in Perryville, Mercer Co., KY in 1831, according to a subscription list for "The Millenial Harbinger," a mostly religious periodical issued by one Alexander Campbell of Bethany, VA. Abraham was a guardian for sister Eleanor's children after her husband Horace SMITH died. Sarah must have died shortly after the birth of their 7th child, for he m. (2) Sally BOON on 14 May 1828 and had four more children. Mercer County records indicate he and J.P. Mitchell and John Walker appraised the estate of one Thomas Overstreet (deceased). Their appraisal, dated 16 May 1834, included
"One Girl Slave named Sylva...$325.00,
Old Old woman named Marsh...$150.00,
One boy slave Ned...$400.00"
By 1850 he was shown on the census (it was now Boyle Co.) as an innkeeper. Twelve years later their lives must have been sharply disrupted - the Battle of Perryville, KY, was fought on 8 Oct 1862, with 1400 killed and 5400 wounded. His eleven known children were:
- Elizabeth B. FULKERSON.....15 Mar 1815-1863 Is this the Elizabeth who m. James W. ANDERSON in Lawrence Co., KY on 02 Feb 1837?
- Sarah E. FULKERSON.....26 Dec 1816-15 May 1817
- Horace Smith FULKERSON.....26 Apr 1818-5 May 1891, Click on his name at left for more about his careers as a Deputy U.S. Marshal, railroad agent, cotton agent and Confederate agent to European arms dealers. He was known to be living in Vicksburg, Mississippi by age 20 (winter of 1838). He m. Charlotte Eleanor MCBRYDE (8 Oct 1824-5 May 1914, b. at Princess Anne, Somerset Co., MD, dau. of Sam MCBRYDE and Leah GIVENS) at Grand Gulf, Mississippi on 27 Feb 1845, died at Vicksburg, MS. The following information about his children is from his family Bible:
- Samuel McBryde FULKERSON....b. 26 Oct 1846 at Grand Gulf, MS, served in Co. C, 4th Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry during the Civil War.
- Sallie Givens FULKERSON....14 May 1848-20 Jan 1893, b. at Grand Gulf, MS, m. a CHAMBERLIN, d. at Vicksburg, MS
- Horace Bordley FULKERSON....28 Mar 1850-12 Sep 1867, b. at Port Gibson, MS, d. at New Orleans, LA
- Annie FULKERSON....b. 21 Oct 1851 at Port Gibson, MS
- Graeme FULKERSON....23 Jun 1853-13 Jul 1856, b. and d. at Port Gibson, MS
- Eliza Buckingham FULKERSON....b. 14 Feb 1855 at Port Gibson, MS
- Virginia FULKERSON....b. 6 Jul 1864 at New Orleans, LA
- William B. FULKERSON.....12 Nov 1819-12 Dec 1825
- Abram FULKERSON.....21 Jul 1821-, lived nearby in 1850, listed on census as a "poet" and became a well-known writer in KY. [One known book was "Howard Hynes; or, The enthusiast of nature, and other poems." Louisville, Hulls & Shannon. 1851 (192 p.)]
- Harriet FULKERSON.....21 Jun 1824-, m. Dr. William D. WILLIS
- Sarah B. FULKERSON.....22 Nov 1825-9 Dec 1845
- William Boon FULKERSON.....27 Mar 1829-3 Jun 1895. He was listed on the 1850 census for Claiborn County, Mississippi as a 21-yr-old clerk.
- George Hardin FULKERSON.....28 Apr 1831-27 Aug 1901, b. in KY, served as a captain in the 16th Mississippi Regiment, was seriously wounded near Richmond, VA on 27 Jun 1862 [reported in the Richmond Daily Dispatch, 5 Jul 1862] and again at Fredericksburg, 13 Dec 1862, losing his right arm [reported in the Richmond Daily Dispatch, 22 Dec 1862]. He m. Emma Melvina McALPINE (born in Mississippi about 1844) on 6 Jun 1865. She was found living next to her husband's distant cousin in Colorado Springs in 1920. She died 3 Jul 1928 in Denver, CO.
- William B. FULKERSON.....2 May 1866-11 Jul 1931, m. Lulu STUART on 13 Jan 1892 in MS. He lived in Memphis, TN and d. at Ft. Worth, TX.
- William B. FULKERSON....
- Winifred Ann FULKERSON....
- George Thomas FULKERSON.....27 Jan 1870-12 Dec 1925, born in Mississippi, d. at Denver, CO. Listed on the 1900 census at Helena, Phillips Co., AR, an unmarried lodger in the household of Joseph KINSEY.
- Mary McAlpine FULKERSON.....14 Oct 1868-3 Jun 1873
- Malvina FULKERSON.....27 Jan 1874-, m. Theodore HERRING
- Mary Eleanor FULKERSON.....13 May 1833-13 Jun 1844
- Elizabeth Sara Jane FULKERSON.....24 Apr 1835-12 Sep 1913, m. M.J.B. GAGE on 24 Apr 1866
- James GAGE....
- Alexander GAGE....
- George GAGE....
- Eleanor 'Nelly' FULKERSON.....m. Horace SMITH of Locust Grove, Mercer Co., KY, son of Thomas and Mary SMITH who had moved to KY by 1784. Nelly and Horace had:
- Sarah Ellen SMITH.....4 Jul 1811-15 Jul 1874, m. (1) John J. HARDIN and (2) Chancellor Reuben Hyde WALWORTH. She was active in the restoration of Washington's home at Mount Vernon (1850s). However, her children were a house divided during the Civil War. She died at Saratoga Springs, NY.
- Martin HARDIN....was a general in the Union Army
- Ellen HARDIN....13 Jan 1831-, m. her step-father's son, Tracy Mansfield WALWORTH, who was one of the founders of the D.A.R.
- Eleanor HARDIN....m. Confederate colonel William Lewis NUGENT
- Nellie NUGENT....m. Robert SOMERVILLE, an attorney in Cleveland, Mississippi
- Elizabeth B. SMITH.....b. ca. 1813 in KY, m. Martin D. McHENRY and lived near Shelbyville, KY
- Thomas Barbee SMITH.....died young
- Lemuel H. SMITH.....??
- Abraham F. SMITH.....??
- Ford FULKERSON....named in his father's will, but nothing further known
- Mary FULKERSON....was named in her mother's 1781 will as Mary FULKERSON, so she must have been unmarried at that time. No other information about her.
- Frederick FULKERSON.....1759-1824 (per Bible record in Orange Co., NC, so he may have been born about the time of his father's death, or the Bible recorder guessed he died at age 65). Frederick married to Elizabeth POTTINGER (in 1799) and several others. His name appears among the first recorded settlers who arrived in present-day Jefferson County, TN in 1783 (this area was then Green and Hawkins counties). Frederick was listed in Green County in 1800 ["Second Census" of Kentucky, 1800; page 104] He moved to Livingston Co., KY by 1803 (his will was ultimately recorded there), and was reported in Smithland Co., KY in 1810, and in Levias, Crittendon Co., KY. He was in Livingston County in 1811, although perhaps only in January of that year, according to the Livingston County Stray Book A [1799 - 1852]: "Taken up by Richd. Fulkerson, one boar appraised to 75 cents by Frederick Fulkerson & Dempsy Coffield before Jos. Reed, J.P." He had five known children:
- Abraham FULKERSON.....b. 1 Jan 1783 in Orange Co., NC, appeared on tax list in Livingston Co., KY in 1813. An Abraham Fulkerson also appeared on the 1836 tax rolls for Hawkins Co., TN, along with a George Fulkerson who may have been his son.
- Mary Ann FULKERSON.....9 Jun 1787-, she m. Henry DUNCAN in Livingston Co., KY on 7 Oct 1805
["Livingston Co. KY Marriages, 1781-1851" by Annie (Walker) Burns.] They are found in the following year on county tax records: 1806: July 23; Duncan, Henry, 200a Livingston, D. Creek
[and] 400a, Hurricane, entered in own name, surveyed in same, 1 white over 21, 1 horse. (In the succeeding tax years he had 2 horses, then 3, then one.) Some 20 years later their names appeared in the county deed books: AA-407: 26 Jan. 1825, Henry Duncan and his wife Mary Duncan late Mary Fulkerson, sister and heir at law of Andrew Fulkerson decd. of Gallatin Co. IL, to David Owen of Livingston Co. KY, $75, one undivided fourth part of 100 acres on waters of Claylick Creek, which had been deeded to Andrew Fulkerson by his father Frederick Fulkerson who has since also departed this life, adj. lands of said Frederick Fulkerson decd, David Owens, Aron Threlkeld and heirs of Robert Coffield decd. Wit. Hiram Camell, Elizabeth (X) Fulkerson. Mary Ann Duncan appeared in court to relinquish dower. Proved by oath of Elizabeth Fulkerson.
- Richard FULKERSON.....29 Jan 1789 - 7 Oct 1821. He married Grace "Grissie" COWSERT (also variously spelled COUSERT or COUSERY) on 23 Aug 1810 in Livingston Co., KY. Grace was one of 8 children of Thomas and Agnes COWSERT, who emigrated from County Armagh, Ireland in 1790, settled on a 100-acre farm on Turkey Creek in Chester Co., SC. After Thomas died in 1797, Agnes moved her family to Livingston Co., KY. Grace was still in school when her father died, per his will, and probably just past her teens when she married.
Richard served in the Army for 6 weeks during War of 1812 (18 Sep-30 Oct 1812) and was discharged at Buserton, TN. He and Grace moved to Illinois by 1815, finally settling in Pope County. Richard died at the young age of 32, but had already established the rather substantial Pope County branch of the Fulkerson family.
Grace remarried to William BROWN of Pittsburg, PA, in Pope Co. on 2 Aug 1827. He reportedly ran a keelboat on the Ohio and Mississippi rivers. With William, she had 7 children: Mary, Margaret, William, Sarah, Lucinda, Henry, and Charles. The descendants of Richard FULKERSON and Grace COWSERT are listed on the Illinois Fulkersons page.
- Andrew FULKERSON.....12 Sep 1793-26 Jan 1826, b. in Guilford Co., NC
- Dinah FULKERSON.....b. 9 Aug 1798 in Greene Co., KY, m. Benjamin JONES, d. 1825
- Sarah FULKERSON.....b. ca. 1740-1750, d. 2 Dec 1835, m. John STUART. John was probably dead by 6 Oct 1807, when there was a transaction involving his land (Deed Book F, p. 184, Robertson Co., TN) and may have died by 1790 or 1800.
NOTE: Family legend states this was the John STUART who explored Kentucky in 1769 with Daniel BOONE. However, Stuart/Stewart family genealogists tell us that the John STUART (more often spelled STEWART) of legend was Daniel's brother-in-law [b. 1745], who married his sister Hannah BOONE [1746-1828] on 14 Feb 1765. Daniel Boone reported in his 1782 book that this brother-in-law "was killed by the savages" while they were exploring Kentucky in early 1770. However, the Fulkerson family does have another Daniel BOONE connection
Sarah may have lived with her son Abraham when he was on the Christian Co., KY census in 1800. It is known that she moved with him to Mound Prairie, Hempstead Co., AR about 1818. She died near Columbus, AR. Family legend says she lived to be 100 years old, and that "she grew a new head of hair & a new set of teeth." Sarah's 7 children were:
- Abraham STUART.....m. (1st) Mary KUYKENDALL who died on 5 Aug 1833 and (2nd) Tabitha FOSTER on 20 Aug 1834. Abraham died on 5 Aug 1836, probably in Hempstead Co., AR
- Joseph STUART....1796-1851, m. Mildred HOPSON, d. in AR
- Lucinda STUART....1799-1850, m. Samuel HOPSON, d. in AR
- John STUART....m. Katie GRAYSON, lived in AR
- Lucetta STUART....1801-1884, m. (1) Edward JOHNSON, (2) Dr. James H. WALKER, who was her son's father-in-law, thus making her both mother-in-law and step-mother to her daughter-in-law; lived in AR
- Lunetta STUART.....m. Judge William TRIMBLE, lived in TX in 1853
- Rebecca STUART.....b.ca. 1817-, m. Rev. William WARD in May 1833
- Lunicie STUART.....b.ca. 1822-, m. John S. CANNON
- George Washington STUART.....1812-1887, m. (1) Elizabeth Dicie CARR, (2) Anne MURRELL
- James Monroe STUART....m. (1st) his 1st cousin Elizabeth GRAYSON (who had previously married twice and was then "Mrs. Matthews" and (2nd) Henrietta (Walker) JOHNSON - the widow of his sister Lucetta's son, nephew James Ford JOHNSON, and daughter of his brother-in-law Dr. James H. WALKER, who was thus also his father-in-law....which means his sister was his step-mother-in-law, and their children would thus call Dr. WALKER both their uncle and grandpa.
- Lucretia STUART.....nothing known
- James Monroe STUART.....unmarried, was the first County Clerk for Hempstead Co., AR, died 24 Feb 1825
- William STUART.....m. Rebecca KUYKENDALL, d. 2 Mar 1822
- Hulda STUART.....m. Benjamin CLARK
- Elijah STUART.....m. Susannah DOBBINS
- Elisha STUART.....1786-16 Dec 1822, b. in NC, d. in LA, m. Mary GRAYSON (1782-1837) in 1805 in Arkansas, 8 children:
- Lucinda STUART....14 Jul 1805-, b. in Catahoula Parish, LA, m. PATTERSON
- John S. STUART....13 May 1807-, b. in Catahoula Parish, LA, m. Sarah BOWIE (b. 1812, dau. of John J. BOWIE), 11 children
- Camila STUART....15 Apr 1810, b. in LA
- Henrietta STUART....1812-1830 in LA
- James STUART....1814-1814 in LA
- James M. STUART....11 Apr 1815, b. in Catahoula Parish, LA,
- H.B. STUART....1817-1820 in LA
- Sally STUART....1819-1819 in LA
- Sarah STUART.....15 Mar 1779-5 Mar 1833, m. Thomas GRAYSON in Logan Co., KY on 18 Aug 1795. They had 13 children, and (is this a record?) 22 sons- and daughters-in-law.
- Alfred Moore GRAYSON.....1 Sep 1796-25 Jul 1835, m. Eliza Jane BOWDEN and had 8 children between 1823 and May 1835. The town of Grayson, LA was named for his son, Wiley Blount GRAYSON.
- Elizabeth GRAYSON.....b. 21 Feb 1798, Logan Co., KY; d. March 15, 1857, Harrisonburg, LA. She married (1) Robert HALL, (2) George Newman MATTHEWS in 1822 [had 2 sons, b. in Catahoula Parish, LA, in 1823 and 1825], and (3) James Monroe STUART [1st cousin, and 19 years younger] by June 1841.
- Catherine GRAYSON.....b. 16 Oct 1799, Logan Co., KY; d. Camden, AR, m. (1) John STUART [cousin?] and (2) _____ HILLAND.
- Lucetta GRAYSON.....1 Nov 1801-30 Dec 1847, m. Thomas B. RUTLAND, had 2 daughters, the 2nd of whom married her brother-in-law after her sister's death.
- Minerva GRAYSON.....3 Sep 1802-29 Jul 1842, m. (1) James C. CALDWELL [3 children] and (2) John WILLIAMS on 3 Jun 1834 [4 children]
- Sarah Young GRAYSON.....b. Jul 14, 1805, Christian Co., KY, m. (1) William TEW [4 children] and (2) Francis P. WALL [4 children] in 1825 in Catahoula Parish, LA. The 27 Oct 1825 marriage contract between Francis P. Wall and Sarah Grayson included a provision about an 18-year-old slave girl named Patsey and had the signatures of Francis P. Wall, Thomas Grayson, S. M. Hopkins and Phillip J. Hooter [Catahoula Conv. Bk. C, No. 551].
- Wiley Blount GRAYSON....16 Feb 1807-18 Nov 1870, b. in Christian Co., KY m. (1) Martha STOKES, (2) Marina T. STUART [1st cousin] in 1834, (3) Martha BUIE on December 23, 1864. His obituary in the Ouchita Telegraph of 26 Nov 1870 noted that he had served in the Louisiana Legislature for a term and was a delegate to the 1852 State Constitutional Convention. He is buried at the Grayson Cemetery off Hwy 562 at Extension, LA.
- James Madison GRAYSON.....b. 7 Jun 1809, d. young
- Ann Eliza GRAYSON.....25 Oct 1812-20 Mar 1875, b. Jefferson Co., Mississippi, m. (1) James L. STOKES [3 children], (2) Robert C. SCOTT on 18 Jan 1831 [2 children], and (3) Fleming NOBLE [1 child] on 6 Nov 1844. Her son Isaiah Garrett STOKES (b. 21 Dec 1841) died on 19 Sep 1863, during the first day of the Battle of Chickamauga in Tennessee.
- Zelia Ann GRAYSON.....b. 13 Nov 1814 in Catahoula Parish, LA, m. John McBride THOMPSON on 15 Oct 1833, had 3 children. Her son Alfred Grayson THOMPSON died at the Battle of Chapel Hill, NC. Her daughter Mary THOMPSON m. Governor John MCENERY
- Narcissa F. GRAYSON.....22 Dec 1816-12 Mar 1890, b. in Catahoula Parish, LA, m. Isaiah GARRET
- Andrew Jackson GRAYSON.....b. 20 Aug 1818 in Catahoula Parish, LA, m. Frances Jane TIMMONS, was postmaster and opened a store in Columbia, LA. They moved to California in 1846, where he became known as the "Audubon of the West." See his Wikipedia entry. Their one son was murdered in Mexico in 1867.
- James Stuart GRAYSON.....7 Nov 1824-Mar 1869, b. in Caldwell Parish, LA, served as a Private in Co. B, the "Ouachita Blues," 4th LA Battalion and m. _____ NOBLE. His death was reported in the Ouachita Telegraph on 31 Mar 1869 as follows: "Robbery and Murder - Again we are called upon to chronicle another foul deed. On Monday night week, was perpetrated the murder of James S. Grayson, near the residence of Capt. (J.P.) Crosley on the west side of the Ouachita River, by some party or parties unknown." Two Federal soldiers, John Phelps and Eugene Reary, were being held as suspects.
Frederick FULKERSON.........14 Oct 1719-1774?, m. Anna MIDDLESWORTH in Hunterdon Co., NJ about 1740. (She was probably related, at least by marriage. The Van Middleswaert family descended from the Rapaljes and Tunisons who had several Fulkerson connections in New Amsterdam and early New Jersey history.) Frederick had 1,446 acres in 3 parcels in Rowan County, North Carolina, per deeds made there in 1757 and 1767. He moved to Antrim Parish, Halifax Co., VA by 1761 and had more than 800 acres along S. Mayo River in VA by 1766. His holdings included a grant of
40 acres on the south side of Sandy Creek "adjoining Kennons land" in Halifax County, issued on 7 July 1763 by King George III. Click here to view the document. A 1980 newspaper story described his still-standing cabin at Miller's Chapel in Scott Co., VA, built about 1773, and stated he was killed by Indians in 1774. Another account states he died "on the Holston River" (also Scott Co.). New finding in 2007: A 13 Apr 1782 'settlement' adjusting titles of unpatented lands named Frederick's brother James as an heir. For a payment of 1 pound, ten shillings, James received title to Frederick's land, 267 acres "lying and being in the county of Washington on the forks of Cove Creek and Catherine's fork Waters of the North Fork of Holstein River." The document was issued under the auspices of "Patrick Henry, Esquire, Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia." Click here to view the document. Frederick's 2 known children were:
Mary FULKERSON...............ca. 1724, nothing further known
- Susannah FULKERSON......ca. 1740-1776, b. in Hunterdon Co., NJ. She m. (1st) Thomas Ball BLEDSOE (b. 1706 in Essex Co VA), reportedly son of Abraham and Anne BLEDSOE. Thomas has been found only once in Virginia records, on the Orange County tax list of 1734. He died in 1758, killed by Indians somewhere between Gray's Middle Fork and the North Mayo River in southern VA. In 1759 Susannah bought 500 acres from her father for five shillings, on the middle fork of the Ararat River in Rowan Co., NC. She married (2nd) John STUART/STEWART (b. 1735). They initially lived in Surry Co., NC, then moved up to VA (probably Halifax County), then back to NC. Records show that John and wife Susannah sold land on Bradley Creek, Halifax Co., VA to John MILAM in 1764. In 1765 they sold their land in Rowan Co., NC, and moved to Mecklenburg Co., NC. A deed recorded ten years later in Surry County, NC [Deed Books A, B & C 1770-1788 by Absher, A:207-208, 20 Mar 1775 ] states they divided her 500 acres into two parcels, sold to Henry Manadue, Sr and William Robertson:
William Robertson & wf Charity, Fincastle Co. VA. to James Roberts, 400 pds 500 ac middle fork Tarrarat River; Granville Grant to Frederick Fulkerson 9 May 1756; then divided & 200 ac conveyed by Fulkerson to Susannah Stuart in her widowhood under the name of Susannah Bledsoe; by John Stuart & sd Susannah to Henry Manadue, Senr; from sd Manadue, Senr. to Henry Manadue, Junr; to Wm. Robertson 29 Dec 1771. The other 300 ac by sd Fredr. Fergason to Susannah Bledsoe; from John Stuart & sd Susannah to William Robertson 1765
In 1774 Thomas and step-son Loving BLEDSOE were listed on the Surry Co., NC tax list (Houzer District). Not long afterward, the family apparently moved back to Virginia and the Scott County area. By 1778 they had moved west across the Blue Ridge mountains to what is now Sullivan Co., Tennessee. Susannah probably died there during in the 1780s. All three of her sons - David STEWART, William STEWART and Loving BLEDSOE - served in the Revolution.
- Loving BLEDSOE....b. 1753, served in the American Revolution, lived in Scott Co., VA, m. Millicent HEAD (b. 1756 in VA). HIs descendants are listed here, based on the work of Bledsoe researchers
- Granville BLEDSOE....
- Loving BLEDSOE....
- Anthony BLEDSOE....1774-1850
- Isaac BLEDSOE....b. 1776-27 Jan 1847, d. in Jackson Co., MO, had nine children
- Valentine BLEDSOE....born about 1777 in VA
- Loving BLEDSOE....b. 1799 per a number of researchers, who state he m. a Rachel
- John BLEDSOE....born about 1804 in Virgina, m. Mary ADAMS (b. 1809 in GA)
- Bethena Angeline BLEDSOE....b. 1847 in MO, m. Chalen CARTER (b. 1846 in IL) on 24 Jan 1866 in Holt, MO. The 1880 Census found them at Wyandotte Co., KS with daughters Amanda J, Martha E, and Susan A. They were still there in 1910 (census).
- Amanda Jane CARTER.... b. 1867 in MO, m. Charles Edward DOUGLAS (b. 1838 in TN)
- Chalen Carter DOUGLAS....12 Nov 1901-Mar 1967
- Austin BLEDSOE....1778-1 Nov 1835, one researcher states his wife was a Sarah
- Williard Paul BLEDSOE....m. Carol DICK
- Mary Elizabeth BLEDSOE....nicknamed "Coot," she married William Henry WALDEN
- Ambrose BLEDSOE....1783-, m. Rhoda RITCHIE
- Gaven BLEDSOE....1786-5 Mar 1836, d. in Jackson Co., MO
- William BLEDSOE....1791-3 Mar 1857, b. in Washington Co., VA, d. in Buchanan Co., MO. His 2nd wife was a Nancy, b. 1791 in NC, d. Oct 1857
- Tabitha BLEDSOE....10 May 1797-
- William STEWART...b. ca. 1756, reportedly in Halifax Co., VA, enlisted in the Revolution in 1779, m. Jemima CARTER in Scott Co., VA, in 1789, had 11 children. His Pension application, made in Scott Co., VA on 12 Dec 1832, declared that he was then age 76.
- David STEWART....b. ca. 1761, reportedly in Halifax Co., VA, enlisted in the Revolution by 1779
NOTE: The BLEDSOE family had at least one further, continuing link with the Fulkersons. Washington County, Virginia records include the following entry for 6 Nov 1801: "Inventory of the estate of Capt. Abraham Bledsoe by Abraham Fulkerson, Henry Moore and John Anderson." [Wash W.B.2, p. 308]
- Frederick FULKERSON.....b. ca. 1742 in Hunterdon Co., NJ, died by August 1795, m. Mildred _____ in VA. He was made a Lieutenant in the Pittsylvania (now Patrick) Co., VA, militia on 27 Sep 1775 [accepted as a Revolutionary War Patriot by the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution on 11 Jan 2003. Eligible descendants may cite him as a patriot using reference number NSDAR #797373+A850.]. In 1781 Thomas Jefferson, governor and the Commonwealth of Virginia, awarded him a grant of 189 acres on the north side of the South Mayo River in Henry County, in return for his payment of "one pound sterling." Click here to view the document. He furnished supplies to the Army in 1782, and in the same year was appointed a constable. There is a Virginia record that a Frederick Fulkerson of Henry County was issued two certificates between 1781 and 1783 for reimbursement of provisions supplied to the American army during the Revolution. [Commissioner’s book(s): II, p. 287. During its session begun in May 1780 the General Assembly passed an act authorizing the governor to impress supplies needed by the American army. Citizens made claims in county courts, which were reviewed by a commissioner appointed for each county.]
He had somewhere near 640 acres on the north side of the South Mayo River, part of which he later sold to his sons-in-law. The 1782 Henry County tax rolls show he had 4 Negroes, 7 horses and 37 cattle. He was listed again in Henry Co. in "A poll taken of a section of Delegates at Henry County Courthouse this 9th of April 1787 for Abraham PENN, Esq." [Henry Co VA DB1:530] In 1790 he deeded land to son James. His will (Patrick County Will Book I, page 18) dated 22 Feb 1793 lists his wife as Mildred and his son as James Fulkerson. The will, probated in June 1795, distributed substantial assets: a "plantation" to his surviving wife, feather beds, furniture, pewter, cattle, hogs, sheep, mares, horses and "my blacksmith tools and my big Dutch Bible." Each heir received several slaves. The actual inventory of his estate was recorded in Patrick County on 10 Aug 1795:
Inventory of the estate of Frederick Fulkerson. Includes: 9 slaves, 7 horses, cattle, sheep, hoggs, furniture, waggons, tools, books and a Dutch Bible. Total: 637.7.4.
Appraisers: Peter Scales, Isaac Adams, Will Gray and Jacob Critze.
Returned: Aug Ct 1795
His known children were:
- James William FULKERSON, Sr.......21 Jan 1763-16 Dec 1842, m. Nancy (MARTIN) HUGHES, b. 4 Dec 1763, daughter of William MARTIN and Rachel DALTON. NOTES: A lineage book of the National Society of Daughters of American Colonists [DAC], Volume 1 1-1000, 1929 - Compiled by Ida Powell Jenkins & Ruby Haskins Ellis, Washington DC - lists her as Nancy MARTIN. His birthdate was given in the Flynt family Bible. Another family record listed it as 7 Jun 1768. She was previous m. to her 1st cousin, Archelaus HUGHES, Jr. The 1782 Henry County tax rolls show James had 4 horses of his own when he was just 19. In the will of his father Frederick above, James received the "big Dutch Bible." He was sworn in as an ensign [3rd lieutenant] in the militia in 1789, at the home of brother-in-law Augustine THOMAS. The will of William MARTIN, Nancy's father, bequeathed her one of his slaves ("Phebe") in 1808 [web site: "Slaves and Slaveowners of Stokes County, North Carolina"]. Patrick County records from 1814 show James assisted in inventorying the estate of Robert MAYO, and in 1816 purchased property from the estate of William SMITH, Jr. His known children were:
- Peter FULKERSON.....b. 14 Nov 1787 in VA, m. Susan LEAR in Cabell Co., VA. The 1815 tax list for Cabell Co. showed him owning one slave, two horses and eight head of cattle. The 1820 Census for Cabell County showed one FULKERSON household and another listed as FULKINSON - probably his brother Joseph. The 1850 census for Owsley Co., KY shows Peter FULKERSON, age 62, and William M. FULKERSON, age 28. A third person listed is an "M.E. Sine" - aged 45 and possibly Peter's wife. Library of Virginia archives include records of two land grants to Peter in Cabell Co.: 15 Jun 1821, 200 acres "Near Big Sandy, beginning & c. on the bank and lower side of a branch about 40 poles East of said Sandy and on Peter Lowar's line" [Grants No. 70, p. 191] and 28 Aug 1827, 50 acres "On Big Hurricane Creek"
[Grants No. 76, p. 275].
- James N. FULKERSON....16 Dec 1816-6 Feb 1849, b. in VA, d. in Hawkins Co., TN. Per one source, he m. a Frances E. ____ (1826-1901) about 1844. However, there is also a Cabell Co. record of a 28 Dec 1843 marriage of James FULKERSON to Eliza Ann McCOMAS....is this possibly the same James???
- William G. FULKERSON....b.ca. 1845, d. 15 Oct 1855 at age 10 per Cabell Co., WV records in which he was listed as the son of James and Elizabeth FULKERSON
- Peter Crittenden FULKERSON....b.ca. 1848, m. Jennie E. ____, three known children. This is possibly the "P.C. FALKERSON" listed in the 1880 Census, an attorney at Butler, Bates Co., MO with a 19-yr-old wife named Jane.
- Samuel FULKERSON....
- Catherine FULKERSON....Oct 1882-
- James Crittenden FULKERSON....Oct 1885-
- James Corwin FULKERSON....b.ca. 1849
- Martin T. FULKERSON....b.ca. 1819 in Cabell Co., VA, m. Elizabeth Anna MIMS on 18 Jan 1847 at Pikerton, Pike Co., KY. A biography of his grandson Martin states that "although a southern man, and a large plantation and slave owner, [he] espoused the Northern cause, and served as an officer in the Union Army." Martin died in Hutchinson, McLeod Co., Minnesota on March 11, 1865, and his widow died at Catlettsburg, Kentucky, March 11, 1868, per a biography of son Albert.
- Susan FULKERSON....1848-
- Albert C. FULKERSON....1 Aug 1850-1902. Albert m. Nancy SMITH (b. 1856 in KY) on 14 Sep 1872 in Lawrence Co., KY., but moved to Wayne Co., West Virginia by 1875. He was an attorney and stock raiser. Son Martin's biography (see below) states he became "an active member of the Democratic party, served three terms in the State Legislature, being Speaker of the House two terms, and while there served on the Governor's staff, during which time he had charge of the state troops during the Pittsburg and Wheeling riots, securing in that position the title of colonel." A contemporary history of Wayne County from 1884 described him thusly:
"HON. ALBERT C. FULKERSON-is a native of Piketon, Pike county, Kentucky, born August 1, 1850, but by descent, both on the paternal and maternal sides, belongs to some of the first families of Virginia. On his father's side he is allied with the Hughs and Martin families, and on his mother's side with the Mims and Masseys. Joseph Fulkerson, his grandfather, emigrated to Wayne county from Patrick county, Virginia, about the year 1800, and his father, Martin Fulkerson, was born in this county, January 15, 1818. Martin Fulkerson married Elizabeth Anna Mime, who was born in Piketon. Pike county, Kentucky, January 12, 1831. She was a granddaughter of Peter Lear, one of the pioneers of Wayne county, who settled here about 1797, coming from Patrick county, Virginia. In Lawrence county, Kentucky, 'September 14, 1872, Albert C. Fulkerson was united in marriage with Nannie Smith,' and they have three children: Martin Mims, born June 27, 1873; Clara Elizabeth, December 16, 1876; Mary Florence, February 4: 1881. The wife of Mr. Fulkerson was born in Lawrence county, Kentucky, October 15, 1850, a daughter of Edmund McGinnis Smith, born June 6, 1820, in Centerville, Wayne county, and Jane (Curnutt) Smith, born near Gavitts Shoals, Lawrence county, Kentucky, February 9, 1826. Martin Fulkerson died in Hutchinson, McLeod county, Minnesota, March 11, 1865, and his widow died at Catlettsburg, Kentucky, March 11, 1868. In 1872 Albert C. Fulkerson made his home in Wayne county, engaging in cattle grazing and the practice of his profession, attorney-at-law. He has been chosen by the people as their representative in the legislature of West Virginia for three successive sessions, beginning in 1879. He has stood first among the statesmen of 'West Virginia since he entered public life, and a brilliant future awaits him. Fort Gay, Wayne county, West Virginia, is his postoffice address."
However, Albert and Nancy chose not to remain in West Virginia. They emigrated to Paola in western Kansas in the 1880s, where "he became attorney for the Missouri Pacific Railroad Company, and served in that capacity from 1886 until his death, in 1902."
They had five children:
- Martin Mims FULKERSON....27 Jun 1873-after 1919, probably born in Catlettsburg, Boyd Co., KY. Pages 478-480 in "A History of the State of Oklahoma, 1908" - a vanity publication with biographies of 'prominent' individuals - contains an article about Martin and opens by describing him as "one eminently to be trusted." He began his banking career at the People's National Bank at Paola, Kansas in 1897, then moved south to Oklahoma in 1902. After organizing two new banks at Caldwell, OK and Latham, KS, he purchased the Alva National Bank in 1904, becoming the "managing officer, and its principal stockholder." He became involved in several other Oklahoma banks, and by the age of 31 was "president of two banks, vice-president of one, cashier of one, and a director of six."
He branched out (no pun intended) into furniture manufacturing and a cotton gin operation, and was treasurer of his Presbyterian church. Martin m. Sarah HIRST of Kansas City, MO, daughter of a prominent banker, on 30 Dec 1903. Martin was treasurer of the Alva school board from 1908 to 1913, a role which became his downfall and possibly indicated some malfeasance in his other pursuits. Court records [1920 OK CR, 17 Okl.Cr. 103, 189 P. 1092] state that "The defendant, Martin M. Fulkerson, who was treasurer of the board of education of the city of Alva, Okla., was convicted of the crime of embezzling the funds of said school district, and sentenced to serve a term of seven years' imprisonment in the state penitentiary and to pay a fine of $5,531.42." The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals did not sympathize with his pleas:
"During his entire incumbency in the office of treasurer of the board of education of the city of Alva, he succeeded, according to the proof in this case, in converting to his use or to some other unlawful purpose the aggregate sum of exceeding $20,000, committed by a series of peculations beginning shortly after he took office and extending nearly to the time of his suspension in August, 1913....He offered no defense, and apparently has none, to any of the particular acts or to all of them....The judgment of the trial court is affirmed."
Click here to read the complete 1908 biography. As always, be prepared to slog through the magniloquence and inaccuracies which typify these biographies -- but considering his fate, do enjoy it for the irony.
- William FULKERSON....b. ca. 1875, b. in Wayne Co., WV
- Clara Elizabeth FULKERSON....17 Dec 1876-, b. in Wayne Co., WV
- Isabelle FULKERSON....b.ca. 1878, b. in Wayne Co., WV
- Mary Florence FULKERSON....4 Feb 1881-, b. in Wayne Co., WV
- Joseph FULKERSON....b. in VA, was issued Land Patent 3385 in McLeod County, Minnesota on 1 Sep 1869.
- Anna FULKERSON....1856-
- David FULKERSON....1855-, listed on 1880 Census at Knottsville, Daviess Co., Kentucky, as a 25-yr-old farmer with a 23-yr-old wife Marthy and 3 children. Brother John lived in the household as a farm laborer. His adjoining neighbors included Philip and Samuel FULKERSON, brothers and very distant cousins to David. A further coincidence is that the two brothers married two Fulkerson sisters who were cousins from an unknown branch. Is this a clue to a very old mystery?
- Victoria FULKERSON....1877- (per Census)
- Electious FULKERSON....1879- (per Census)
- Baby FULKERSON....1880- (per Census)
- John W. FULKERSON....1859-
- William Martin FULKERSON.....b. about 1822 in VA, died 14 June 1900, although a 'biographical sketch' written after his death and found at www.KyRoots.com stated he was born on 18 June 1818 near "the present site of Louisa, which was then included within the boundaries of Floyd county, Kentucky." He married Julia HOWELL of Louisa in 1872 when he was 50. She may have been only 20. He was reported on the 1880 census as a 58-yr-old lawyer with a wife Julia (age 28, b. in NC) and one son, living at Louisa, Lawrence Co., Kentucky. They had 4 sons altogether. The following is also from the 'biographical sketch' mentioned above, but please keep in mind that its accuracy has not been confirmed:
His rudimentary instruction was acquired in a country school, and he next attended Marshall Academy, located in what is now Huntington, West Virginia. He studied law under Judge Richard Apperson, Sr., of Mount Sterling, Kentucky, and in 1841 was there admitted to the bar.
FOOTNOTE FROM MY EARLY RESEARCH ON WM. M. FULKERSON: As an attorney he represented the pension claim of a Nicholas Combs in 1855. Combs was from Perry Co., KY, of which Fulkerson wrote, "Indeed, Sir, Perry County, although named after the distinguished Perry on the Lake, is behind the times in every sense that could be mentioned - without schools, without knowledge, without roads, almost without mail, an obscure, distant, broken and unsightly county. Not even a County Court lawyer ever lived, as a resident, in the County, and how could you expect cases of this kind to be attended to promptly by mere passers-by."
Mr. Fulkerson followed his profession in Booneville, Owsley county, Kentucky, from 1845 until 1860 but in 1848 located in Proctor and there embarked in general merchandising. He continued his practice and was successful in both lines of endeavor. His military record covered service in the Mexican war with the rank of captain. After the close of the Civil war he opened an office in Louisa and engaged in practice until his death, retaining to the end of the chapter his mental and physical vigor. His life was rightly lived and he enjoyed the unqualified respect and confidence of his fellowmen. He was a talented attorney and a sagacious, farsighted business man of strict honesty. A portion of Owsley county was separated, and is now known as Lee county. Mr. Fulkerson was instrumental in bringing this about through petition to the legislature, and in the section of the state affected, he is affectionately termed the "Daddy of Lee County." In the archives of the Lawrence county clerk's office are no more valuable or historical records than the original surveys of eastern Kentucky made by Mr. Fulkerson. They cover a period from 1840 to 1900 -- up to the time of his death. These records are still frequently referred to, and their accuracy has never been questioned. They are the final authority on the source of title and patent boundary lines. Mr. Fulkerson was a warm personal friend of Chief Justice John M. Harlan, of the United States Supreme Court, also of Hon. Richard Apperson, Sr., of Mount Sterling, Kentucky.
The following is a newspaper review of the career of William M. Fulkerson, Sr. which appeared at the time of his passing:
"By the death of the man whose name heads this notice a very prominent character is removed from the public eye. Born June 18, 1818, just below where Louisa now is, he opened his eyes upon a wilderness. When he closed them, after nearly eighty-two years of eventful, busy life, the wilderness had blossomed as the rose. In the dense woods and canebrakes which marked the home of his boyhood Mr. Fulkerson spent much of his time hunting the game which, then so plentiful, is now gone....He was admitted to the bar in 1841, and was about that time elected surveyor of the county. In 1848 he went to where Beattyville now stands and there combined the business of general merchant with the practice of law. He was successful in both lines, and this success attended him to the day of his death. Mr. Fulkerson was a member of what was known as the war electoral college, and as far as can be ascertained there is but one surviving member of that body--to wit, Justice John M. Harlan, of the supreme court of the United States. In the fall of 1860, Mr. Fulkerson espoused the cause of John Bell for president and stumped eastern Kentucky in his behalf, making one hundred and thirty-eight speeches during the memorable campaign, making the whole trip horseback, requiring two months' time. It is very likely that his 'Union' sentiments were largely the result of his association with the Hon. Richard Apperson, Jr., for it was with him that he studied law."
"When the Civil war broke out, Mr. Fulkerson's old-time southern democracy asserted itself in the many articles he contributed to the press, 'An Offering,' 'The Union Party,' and 'To a Just Cause' being especially prominent. He had quite a poetic vein in his make-up and the newspapers of fifty years ago were frequent recipients of his effusions....All of his near kindred died while he was very young, leaving him unaided to make his way in the world. That he succeeded is shown by the results of his ambition, energy and devotion to the welfare of his clients....His career as a lawyer is part of the history of this state, and this history cannot be written without Mr. Fulkerson as a prominent figure. He was the oldest member of the Louisa bar, strictly moral and temperate to the point of total abstinence....It was not in the law alone that Mr. Fulkerson was well versed. He had read much history, ancient and modern, and he never forgot it. He was fond of the classic poets, and in his knowledge of the constitution as expounded by Jefferson, Webster and Calhoun, he had no superior in this section. All in all he was a very strong character--strong in his likes and dislikes, industrious to a degree, doting on his children, and bent on laying up treasure that they might reap and enjoy the fruit of his labor."
- William Martin FULKERSON Jr......b. about 1879 (he was age 1 in the 1880 census) he became a lawyer and resided in Louisa, KY
- Peter FULKERSON.....
- George Howell FULKERSON.....
- Herman W. FULKERSON.....
- Sarah "Sally" FULKERSON.....1 Jan 1792-11 Dec 1880, born in VA and died in Boone Co., MO. She (listed as Sally) married Capt. George CARTER on 5 Jan 1821 in Patrick Co., VA. They moved to Missouri about 1834 with the families of sister Susan and brother James. George died after purchasing their new home and before he could moved his family into it. Sarah is buried at Mt. Zion cemetery near Hallsville. Four of Sally's nine children lived to adulthood:
- Peter F. CARTER
- James M. CARTER
- George J. CARTER....only surviving sibling in 1898
- Nan M. CARTER
- Nancy J. FULKERSON.....b. 10 Sep 1793, m. Samuel DOYLE on 26 Mar 1828 in Patrick Co., VA. They had at least one son:
- John Matthew DOYLE....18 Jan 1831-28 Sep 1864, b. in VA, served in the Confederate army, died at the Union POW camp at Elmira, NY (per a DOYLE family web site)
- Joseph FULKERSON.....b. 14 May 1795. This is probably the Joseph FULKERSON listed among the early settlers of Wayne Co., VA (now West Virginia) [W.Va. Heritage Encyclopedia, page 158]. He married Susannah LOVE on 20 Feb 1817 in Cabell Co., VA (now West Virginia). Library of Virginia archives include records of three land grants to Joseph in Cabell County: 15 Jun 1821, 300 acres, "On Big Hurricane Creek, a branch of Sandy River" [Grants No. 70, p. 188]; 11 Aug 1828, 300 acres, "On Tabour's Creek" [Grants No. 77, p. 265]; 20 Jan 1836, 135 acres, "On Big Hurricane Creek" [Grants No. 85, p. 357] An 1848 survey "On the left hand fork of Big Hurricane" in Wayne County referenced a 300-acre survey that had been performed earlier for Joseph FULKERSON. Big Hurricane Creek apparently ran through both Wayne and Cabell, as other surveys along that creek were recorded in both counties.
- Mildred FULKERSON.....b. 3 Mar 1797. There is a Patrick Co., VA, record of the marriage of "Mildred Fulcason" and Samuel FLIPPIN on 4 Dec 1838.
- Rachel FULKERSON.....21 Dec 1798-20 Feb 1862, born in Patrick Co., VA and died at Elk Creek, Stewart Co., TN; m. Joseph W. GRAY on 6 Jul 1812 in Patrick Co., VA; her brothers James and Peter were witnesses. [Her birthdate may have been earlier than 1798, or else she married at age 13.] A Stewart County history tells us that they established a large plantation and that one of their descendants, who married a VAUGHN, still operated the farm in the 1960s.
"Joseph W. and Rachel Fulkerson Gray purchased 2,285 acres in 1838 and established the Vaughn family farm, located five miles northwest of Cumberland City. The Grays’ property, which yielded corn, wheat, cotton, tobacco, swine and cattle, was on of the largest antebellum landholdings in Stewart County. Joseph owned a large number of slaves and according to family tradition, his son Peter Fulkerson Gray died in Dover in 1860 in a fight over the issue of slavery.
Nancy Gray Weaks, the daughter of the founders, received 300 acres of the farm as a gift in 1844. Nancy and her husband William B. Weaks managed a successful farm of corn, tobacco, wheat, cotton and livestock. At an undetermined time before the Civil War, so states family tradition, the Weaks freed their slaves. The Weaks were the parents of eleven children and approximately 184 acres of their land passed to their son Joseph Henry Weaks in 1909. Joseph and his wife Mollie Sikes raised corn, tobacco, swine and cattle and had a difficult time surviving the hard times of the 1920s and 1930s. To raise money during the Great Depression, Joseph was forced to mortgage the farm, but he later repaid this debt."
- Peter Fulkerson GRAY.....was a merchant in Dover about 1850-1860 and was murdered in 1868. The family tradition cited above is at least partially inaccurate. Per a newspaper article from that time, J. A. GLASCOW (GLASGOW?) was tried for the crime but acquitted.
- Nancy GRAY....m. William B. WEAKS
- Joseph Henry WEAKS....m. Mollie SIKES
- Frederick M. FULKERSON.....reported b. 13 May 1799 (more likely 1800) in VA, m. Mary REA on 18 May 1824 in Henry Co., VA [married by Manning Hill, Minister. Henry County, Virginia, Marriage Bonds, 1778-1849, page 98]. They lived in Tennessee approximately 1827-1832, perhaps longer. Frederick ("F.M. Fulkerson") and Mary were listed in Cooper Co., MO, at the 1850 Census. Mary died on 11 Sep 1854 and was buried on their farm about six miles east of Bunceton, MO, on Route J [Cooper County, Missouri Cemetery Records, Volume XII, Fulkerson - Weight Family Plot MO S.G.A. #189]
Frederick reportedly married (2nd) a Mrs. Catharine GRAY on 15 May 1856 in Cooper Co., MO. An abstract of his will, which was written on 23 Jan 1861 in Cooper Co., MO, names his "wife and after her death to her son, William Gray." It also names his "daughters: Mary Ann Hayton and Lucinda V. Miller." The will was witnessed by William H. Ellis and H. I. Reavis. [Because this source was only an abstract, it's unknown whether it also named his then-living sons Joseph and James.] Frederick was buried with his first wife Mary. Their farm was sold to an Abraham WEIGHT in 1877.
- Mary Ann FULKERSON.....m. Andrew J. HAYTOR on 27 Jul 1847 in Cooper County, MO [Cooper County, Missouri: Marriages (1819-1850)]. Named in her father's 1861 will.
- Lucille V. FULKERSON.....Married a MILLER, was named in her father's 1861 will.
- Joseph M. FULKERSON.....b. ca. 1827 in TN. Living with parents in Cooper Co., MO, at the 1850 Census. d. 1896, Sweet Springs, Saline County, MO. He m. Frances MILLER (21 Jan 1831-9 Mar 1920, dau. of Thos. MILLER and Anna SPOTTS of Rockingham, VA). In 1860 they were at Marshall, Saline Co., MO. His occupation was 'overseer' and he had $3,000 in personal property. In 1870 they were at Salt Pond in Saline Co. Their farm was worth $1680. they owned $6500 in personal property, and they had a 15-year-old, white, female, illiterate, domestic servant. Frances was still alive at the 1910 Census.
- James M. FULKERSON.....b. ca. 1829 in TN. Living with parents in Cooper Co., MO, at the 1850 Census. He was not found in census or other records after 1850, although he may be the James M. Fulkerson of Missouri who applied for a Presidential Pardon in 1866.
- Peter Rea FULKERSON.....b. ca. 1831 in TN. Living with parents in Cooper Co., MO, at the 1850 Census. Peter m. distant cousin Rebecca Elizabeth FULKERSON (2 Aug 1836-Apr 1925, b. in Boone Co., MO). He died in 1859, leaving her 2 children:
- James Madison FULKERSON...18 Feb 1857-3 Jun 1925. Farmed in Salt Pond Twp., MO, married Mary B. TALBOTT at Paducah, KY in 1892, had 4 children, died in Prairie Grove, AR
- Florence FULKERSON.............17 Jun 1858-24 Jun 1935. Married Julius DEAL, 5 children
- Susannah "Susan" Chiles FULKERSON.....23 Jun 1801-26 Jan 1866, born in VA and died in Boone Co., MO. Married Thomas FLYNT (1792-1858) in Patrick Co., VA in 1823 and moved to Boone Co., MO about 1834. One account says they moved there from Stokes Co., NC, and brought seven slaves with them.
They lived on the Flynt Farm (township 50, range 11), 5 miles from Hallsville, MO and 15 miles northeast of Columbia, MO, where they raised seven children. Their land was a natural watershed, where woodland and prairie met. Here they built their log cabin, which Susan apparently occupied until her death in 1866. His obituary was in the Columbia Missouri Statesman on 12 Feb 1858. Flynt was listed as one of the 869 people who contributed to the founding of the University of Missouri. Part of their land was donated for construction of the Mt. Zion Church in 1848, which became the scene of the "Mt. Zion battle" during the Civil War. One account states that Confederate soldiers took refuge behind the few tombstones in the churchyard on 28 Dec 1861, and that the stones long afterward bore the scars of bullets and cannon shot. [Conklin's Handy Manual of Useful Information (1889) lists the casualties as 25 Confederate dead and 150 wounded, with 5 Union dead and 63 wounded.]
|Mt. Zion Church & part of cemetery|
Susan and Thomas had seven children. This transplanted Virginia family still had strong Southern leanings, as evident in the story of her youngest son, Martin:
- Sarah Martin FLYNT.....29 Sep 1824-Mar 1892
- James W. FLYNT.....19 Mar 1826-7 Jan 1895
- Joseph F. FLYNT.....20 Apr 1828-1 Jul 1829
- Thomas Franklin FLYNT.....2 Dec 1831-25 Feb 1838
- Richard Marion FLYNT.....2 Jun 1837-7 Aug 1926, m. Mary Frances TURNER by 1861. She used her best tablecloth linen to cover the Confederate soldiers buried in a mass grave following the Mt. Zion battle. In 1863 he took title of the log house in which he was born, and lived there until his death. His wife remained there until her death in 1934. His daughter Augusta still lived in the cabin in Dec 1949.
- Augusta FLYNT ( Miss Gussie)......?-after 1949, never married
- Ann Letitia FLYNT.....3 Mar 1841-?
- Martin Columbus FLYNT.....4 Mar 1844-24 Mar 1914. "At the age of eighteen Mr. Flynt entered the Confederate army, 3rd Missouri battalion, Col. David Todd Samuels, in Cockrell's 1st Missouri brigade, French's division, [Leonidas] Polk's corps, Army of the Tennessee. He enlisted in August 1862 and served until the close of the war. In the latter part of 1862 and beginning of 1863 he had smallpox while in prison, but was treated very well. During the war he took part in several engagements and ever so many skirmishes. He was wounded three times and finally disabled in the battle of Franklin, Tennessee, November 30, 1864. Being sent to the hospital at Franklin, Tennessee, he was obliged to remain there for five months, not being able to stand. While in the hospital he fell into the hands of the Federal forces, who, at the surrender [April 1865], sent him home to Boone county. For the first year after his return he was not able to attend to farming, but the next year, commenced farming at Boone county where he remained until 1867, when he moved to his present home in Audrain county." Martin m. Mary E. TURNER in May 1867 and had seven children by 1883. - from an 1884 publication, title unknown
- Virginia FULKERSON.....22 May 1803-1870, m. Benjamin F. FRAZIER (1800-1870) on 25 Nov 1824.
Further information about the Frazier-Fulkerson and related branches may be found at her descendants'
Family Tree Maker web site.
- Ann Mariah FRAZIER....1826-, m. Peter A. LEE (1823-2 Jan 1868) on 14 August 1845 in Patrick Co., VA, and died 27 March 1906 in Paris, Lamar Co., TX per the above-cited site. At the 1850 Census they were living in Patrick Co., VA, (page 362, Line 10, HH#180/192) with four children and two "mulatto" laborers, Jackson LOGGINS and Peter HARRIS, both 23 years old. The 1860 Census found them in Paris, Lamar Co., TX, with real estate valued at $1500, personal property of $650 and 2 additional children. The 1870 Census showed Anna widowed and nearly destitute [Value of RE $500, Value of Personal Estate $50] with four children in her household: Susan, Peter, Mary and the youngest daughter.
- John William LEE...Sep 1846-6 May 1918, b. in Patrick Co., VA, d. in OK, m.
(1) Mary Narcissa DAVIS (ca. 1849-1876, b. in TX) on 20 May 1869, apparently in McKinney, Collin Co., TX.
He married (2)Rachel Jane MOODY (b. 1855 in TX) before 1877. He married (3) Annie Lee NEWTON (Jul 1875-ca. 1916, b. in TX, dau. of Elias NEWTON and Anna NEWCOMB) on 24 Apr 1899 in Van Zandt Co., TX. His 3rd wife died at Wills Point, Van Zandt Co., TX.
- Emma Akins LEE....7 Nov 1879-29 May 1954, b. in Wills Point, Van
Zandt Co., TX, d. in Fowler, Fresno Co., CA. She m. 1st to a LUSTER and later to a MCBEE.
- Benjamin F. LEE....age 3 in 1850, b. VA
- Susan V. LEE....age 2 in 1850, b. VA
- Richard H. LEE....age 2 months in 1850, b. Feb, b. VA
- Peter A. LEE....age 5 in 1860, b. VA;
- Mary A. LEE...age 2 months in 1860, b. TX
- T. E W. LEE...female, age 5 in 1870
- James William FULKERSON, Jr......29 Jul 1805-4 January 1877, b. in Patrick Co., VA, moved to near Hallsville in Boone Co., MO about 1830-1834 with the families of his sisters Sally and Susan. James m. Elizabeth HUTCHENS (b. in KY) on 28 Sep 1834 in Boone Co., MO (pp. 110, Boone County Marriages). The 1850 Boone Co MO census shows Elizabeth Fulkerson as head of household, age 35, with Nancy E - age 13, Sarah G - 11, Amanda - 10, Mary E - 7, Milinda - 6, Martha - 3, Virginia M age 15. The 1860 census shows "Jas. W" returned as head of household, with Elizabeth - 41, Mary E - 18, Malinda - 17, Martha J - 12, Joseph B - 6 and a months old infant named Baker BATTERTON. The absence in 1850 prompts a suspicion that James went to the California gold fields.
[Years after I wrote that, I ran across an entry from the gold rush journal of one Albert SLACK. At the "River Stanislaus, 60 miles south east of Stockton, California," he wrote on 25 Jan 1851, "I came here the first of January in company with James Fulkerson, Richard Lawson, Wesley Wright and his son William, John Roberts, Bloomfield Phillips, Isaac Munday, John Dickerson and James Tucker all of whom are from Boone. I found them all at the Chinese Camp except Tucker who came here from San Jose with myself....I suppose most of the Boone boys are back at home again by this time. Things here did not meet their expectations, and they left for home in large companies." (reprinted in the Columbia, MO Statesman, 11 Apr 1851)]
The Mt. Zion battle of 28 Dec 1861 was near his Hallsville home. One of the Confederate wounded died in his residence [History of Boone County, Missouri;
Western Historical Company, St. Louis, 1882, pp. 412 -417]. His death was reported in the Columbia Missouri Statesman on 19 Jan 1877, page 3: "FULKINSON - On Sunday morning Jan. 4, 1877, of pneumonia, Mr. James Fulkinson, aged 73 yrs. Mr. Fulkinson resided nine miles south of Centralia, where he has lived for forty years at the same place. He was a native of Virginia." Elizabeth's death was reported in the Columbia Herald on 29 Jan 1880, "Near Hallsville, Boone county, January 26, 1880." Their nine children, all born at Hallsville, Boone Co., MO, were:
- Virginia M. FULKERSON.....ca. 1835, died young
- Catherine FULKERSON.....ca. 1836, died young
- Nancy E. FULKERSON.....19 Jan 1837-Jan 1892, b. in MO, m. James HULEN (25 Jan 1828-26 Jun 1918, b. in Madison County, KY, son of John Calvin HULEN and Sarah "Sally" BRUTON) on 8 Apr 1850. One month earlier, the Columbia Missouri Statesman issued a notice and list on March 8, 1850: "We are endeavoring to prepare a full list in alphabetical order of the emigrants who will go to California from Boone County this spring." James Hulen was on the list that followed, as was Nancy's father James and the names of 351 other Boone County residents. The 1880 Census found them at Mound Valley, Labette Co., KS.
- Alice HULEN.....2 May 1853-27 Jan 1949, b. in Co., MO, d. at Altamont, Labette County, KS, m. Joshua GRAHAM (b. 1843 in KY)
- Cassie GRAHAM...
- Frederick GRAHAM...
- Winfield Scott GRAHAM...
- Katherine HULEN.....b. ca. 1856, m. a GAY, d. before 1898
- Frank GAY...
- Jewell GAY...
- Roy GAY...
- Emma HULEN.....b. ca. 1859, was living at home and teaching in 1880, later m. GOYNE
- David HULEN.....b. ca. 1860
- Frank HULEN.....b. ca. 1863 in MO, working as a farm laborer in 1880
- James W. HULEN....b. ca. 1867 in MO, attending school in 1880, d. 1945
- Maud HULEN.....b. ca. 1871 in MO, m. GANDY
- Mary Bena HULEN.....b. ca. 1873 in MO, m. McCARTNER
- Nellie Bloomfield HULEN.....b. ca. 1875 in Labette Co., KS, d. 10 Jun 1910
- Melinda HULEN....25 Dec 1876, b. in Labette Co., KS, known as "Linnie"
- Sarah Frances FULKERSON (Fannie).....16 Aug 1838-13 May 1922. Sarah was b. in Boone Co., MO, m. William Pinckney QUISENBERY (5 Jun 1837-21 Oct 1900, b. Clark Co., KY, d. Mexico, MO, son of Thacker QUISENBERRY and Fannie McMURTRY, both b. in KY) on 29 Sep 1857 in Boone Co., MO. In 1880 they went to Audrain Co., MO and lived on a farm near Powell's Ford for several years (the 1880 Census listed them at Township 51, Salt River; his age 44, hers 42). They then moved to the county seat at Mexico, MO, where a family history tells us he served as a Justice of the Peace for many years and was prominent in political circles. Sarah Frances apparently went to live with daughter Mary after William's death. She died and is buried at Meridian, Mississippi. They had nine children:
- Olivia QUISENBERY.....died young
- James Thacker QUISENBERY....b. ca. 1860, was age 20 and working on his father's farm on the 1880 Census. He m. Lee JOHNSON
- Augusta Wright QUISENBERY.....5 Jul 1862-, moved with her family to Audrain Co., MO in 1880, m. Charles Thomas POWELL there on 20 Dec 1882. A family history tells us they lived at the old Powell homestead at Powell's Ford, 3-1/2 miles north of Mexico, MO, for 1-1/2 years, then lived on Mr. Powell's farm 8 miles north of Mexico for 7 years, and finally moved into Mexico in 1891. [A daughter applied for Daughters of American Colonists [DAC] membership based on her Fulkerson ancestry: lineage book of the National Society of Daughters of American Colonists (DAC), Volume 1 1-1000, 1929 - Compiled by Ida Powell Jenkins & Ruby Haskins Ellis, Washington DC - a lineage of Miss Lola Hunter Powell, born Audrain County, MO listed on Page 130 in this book - lineage No. 288 - which lists her parents Charles Thomas Powell & Augusta Quisenberry Powell.] Six of their eight children were:
- Fanny Hartt POWELL....30 Nov 1883-, m. Thomas Eugene LAMPTON on 5 Mar 1905, lived at Wichita, KS
- Elizabeth Winn POWELL....25 Jul 1886-, m. a McCLURE. lived in Illinois
- Lola Hunter POWELL....7 May 1889-, lived at Mexico, MO, reported not married in early 1920s
- Gideon Mallory POWELL....14 Dec 1891-, served in the Navy in WWI, lived at Henderson, TX
- Polly POWELL....20 Dec 1895-, lived at Houston, TX, reported not married in early 1920s
- Orelia Bush POWELL....20 Jan 1897-, lived at Mexico, MO, reported not married in early 1920s
- Joseph Bloomfield QUISENBERY.....b. ca. 1865, was age 15 and working on his father's farm on the 1880 Census. He was apparently named after his uncle, Joseph Bloomfield FULKERSON
- Charles QUISENBERY.....b. ca. 1869, was age 11 and working on his father's farm on the 1880 Census.
- Kelly Wright QUISENBERY.....b. ca. 1871, was age 9 on the 1880 Census.
- Orelia Elizabeth QUISENBERY.....ca. 1873-1915, age 7 in 1880, known as "Rilla," m. Paul G. CUNNINGHAM
- Bruce William QUISENBERY.....b. ca. 1878, age 2 in 1880, m. Virginia BLAKE of Rogers, AR
- Mary McMurtry QUISENBERY.....7 Mar 1881-27 Sep 1964, she was listed on the 1880 Census as being 2 months old - which means either a delayed Census taking or someone subtracted a year from her age. Based on her parents' ages on the Census, it looks like a delay. She was b. at Mexico, MO, d. at Meridian, MS, m. Charles BROOKS (2 Aug 1882-5 Oct 1932, b. Crawford, MS, d. at Meridian, MS) on 5 Jul 1907 at Rogers, Arkansas. They lived at Meridian, MS - at least one of their children was born there in 1917.
- Amanda FULKERSON.....4 Feb 1840-2 Aug 1902, m. Abraham Frank FAUCETT, had 9 children before she was tapped out:
- Ella FAUCETT......m. ELKINS
- Addie FAUCETT.....m. POTTS
- Linnie FAUCETT.....m. KEENE
- Leslie FAUCETT.....?
- Leone FAUCETT.....?
- Lizzie FAUCETT.....died young
- Jimmie FAUCETT.....died young
- Bettie FAUCETT.....died young
- Cora FAUCETT.....died young
- Mary E. FULKERSON.....3 Sep 1841-27 Feb 1918, m. William Thomas TURNER, had twins:
- Carrie Elizabeth TURNER.....15 Aug 1876-, m. Britton Payne TAYLOR. Her son George was active in Fulkerson genealogy. Some of the information about this Fulkerson branch is based on his correspondence from 1980.
- Cassie TURNER.....15 Aug 1876-16 Nov 1879 (twin)
- Malinda FULKERSON.....ca. 1844-1924, b. at Hallsville, Boone Co., MO, m. Walter WILHITE, had three children:
- Leslie WILHITE.....?
- Frank WILHITE.....?
- Charlie WILHITE.....?
- Martha J. FULKERSON (Mattie).....7 Sep 1847-17 Feb 1902, m. Zachariah ELKINS and had five children:
- Lizzie ELKINS.....m. SEBASTIAN
- A___ ELKINS.....m. BLOOMFIELD
- Virginia ELKINS.....m. ROBINSON
- James W. ELKINS.....?
- Eva J. ELKINS.....?
- Joseph Bloomfield FULKERSON.....7 Jun 1854-3 Apr 1909, m. Eliza Jane TURNER (b. ca. 1856 in MO) on 16 Feb 1876 in Boone County, MO. She was the daughter of Mordecai TURNER and Arathusa Jane HUBBARD, and sister of Mary Frances TURNER who married Joseph's first cousin Richard Marion FLYNT, above. The 1880 Census found them at Rocky Fork, Boone Co., Missouri, where he was listed as "J.B. FULKERSON." He was 25, Eliza was 24 and son "J.W." was 3. Known as "J Bloomfield Fulkerson," he died at Wewoka, Seminole Co., OK. Eliza died 31 Oct 1924. He and Eliza had eight children:
|1915: (1) Edgar B. holding Louise Fulkerson (2) Albert and Lottie Fulkerson|
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- James W FULKERSON......8 Dec 1876-2 May 1936, m. Elnora Potts ASBURY (3 Apr 1881-1957) on 16 Jan 1902 in Boone Co., MO Click for portrait
- Mary Mildred FULKERSON....25 Nov 1906-,
- Joseph B. FULKERSON.....
- Mordecai Millard FULKERSON.....24 Apr 1878-2 Jan 1880, d. at St. Joseph, Buchanan Co., MO
- Clyde FULKERSON.....19 Dec 1880-1 Oct 1881
- Josie FULKERSON.....21 Apr 1882-21 Apr 1882
- Ada Belle FULKERSON......16 Apr 1883-24 Jun 1966, m. Albert Luther ASBURY (1877-1962) on 24 Dec 1902, d. at Columbia, Boone Co., MO
- Grace Lillian ASBURY....b. 9 Feb 1910
- Mary Eliza ASBURY....b. 26 Jun 1912
- Edda Geraldine ASBURY....b. 13 Apr 1916
- Edgar B FULKERSON......8 Jul 1885-, m. (1st) Ina McLEAN and (2nd) Frances ___, had at least two daughters
- Charles Elmer FULKERSON......31 Jan 1891-8 June 1955, m. "Nettie" Exie PEMBERTON on 1 Oct 1911, probably at Hallsville, MO. They had six children. Per descendants, he lost his farm in the Depression and moved to Columbia, MO. He later returned to farming and Hallsville, where he eventually retired. He died from ASHD at the Boone County Hospital, Columbia, MO.
- Thelma Lucille FULKERSON....5 Oct 1912-
- Linnie Pauline FULKERSON....3 Dec 1913-1978
- Charles Millard FULKERSON....11 Mar 1916-1998
- Hazel Jewell FULKERSON....27 Mar 1919-
- Albert Turner FULKERSON.....14 Feb 1894-?, m. Lottie Mae CHANDLER on 14 June 1912, had five children
- Deborah FULKERSON.....m. Augustine THOMAS, reportedly in Henry Co., VA on 1 Dec 1778. He was reported on the 1782 Henry County tax list with 1 Negro, 8 horses and 18 cattle. Deborah was mentioned in her father's 1793 will: "...my desire is that my beloved Daughter Debby Thomas shall have a Negro
Fellow Tom and a Negro Girl Vilot and the fourth Part of all the Cattle but
four is to be deducted of that she has already received & the fourth Part of
the Horse Kind deducton one she has already got--"
In 1785 her father Frederick deeded land to Augustine:
Henry Co, VA, Deed Book 3, pp 114-115
Deborah and Augustine had at least two known children, according to other Fulkerson researchers:
Thomas fm Fulkerson } Deed
This Indenture, Made this twenty Sixth day of April in the year of our Lord
one Thousand seven hundred eighty five, Between Frederick Fulkerson of the
County of Henry of the one part & Augustine Thomas of the County aforesaid of
the otherpart, witnesseth that the said Frederick Fulkerson for and in
consideration of the sum of twenty pounds Current Money of Virginia to him in
hand paid by the said Augustine Thomas the Receipt whereof he doth hereby
acknowledge, hath Granted bargained, & Sold & by these presents doth Grant
Bargain & Sell unto Augustine Thomas, one Certain Tract or parcel of Land
Containing one hundred Acres more or Less lying & being in the County of Henry
on the North side of South Mayo River it being the Land whereon the said
Augustine Thomas now lives & Bounded as followeth, to Wit, Beginning at Thomas
Laws Corner Tree on the said River, near the Mouth of Green Creek thence down
the said River as it meanders to a large Rock near the Waggon Ford, thence a
Now marked line to the big Road, thence along said Road to Thomas Laws Line,
thence along his Line to the first Station with all & Singular the Paremases &
appurtenances hereby Granted & the Reversion of Reversions, Remainder and
Remainders & all Benefits & Profits of the said Land & premisses. To have &
to hold the said Land & premisses unto the said Augustine Thomas his heirs &
assigns forever to the only Use and behoof of him the said Augustine Thomas &
his heirs, & the said Fredereck Fulkerson does hereby grant for himself & his
heirs, that he & his heirs & every of them shall and will Warrant & forever
Defend the said Land & premasses and every part thereof unto the said
Augustine Thomas his Heirs & assigns forever against him the said Fredereck
Fulkerson & his heirs & every of them & against every other person or persons
Whatsoever, In Witness whereof he the said Fredereck Fulkerson hath hereunto
Set his hand & Seal the date first above Written........
Fredereck Fulkerson [signature]
Signd Seal,d & Deliverd}
In presence of ------}
A. Hughes [Archibald HUGHES]
Memo. That on the Day & Year within written. Quiet & Peacable possession of
the within Land was had by Frederick Fulkerson & by him Delivered to the
within Named Augustine Thomas According to the form of this Conveyance
Fredereck Fulkerson [signature]
In presence of }
A. Hughes [Archibald HUGHES]
- Rachel THOMAS....ca. 1790-12 Mar 1872, b. in Patrick Co., VA, d. in Henry Co., VA. She m. Sylvester WEBB
- Mary WEBB....married Archibald PHARISS
- Polly THOMAS....possibly a Mary, ca. 1792-21 May 1884, b. in Patrick Co., VA, d. in Henry Co., VA. Unknown if she married.
- Mary FULKERSON.....ca. 1767?-after 1838, spent her life in Henry Co., VA. Mary is mentioned in her father's will: "...I give and bequeath to my beloved Daughter Mary Hill one Negro Woman Nance and a Negro Girl Phillis, one feather Bed & furniture the fourth part of the Cattle only deducton two that she has already got the half of the Pewter and one ten Gallon Pott, the fourth Part of all the Horse kind, only deducton one that she has already got." In 1784 she m. Revolutionary War veteran Amanuel HILL (also called Mannon HILL, died 1838). She may have been under 18 at the time: a descendant wrote to say that a copy of her parents' written consent is on file with the family papers: "Sir: This is to sertify that I Frederick Fulkerson and Mildred Fulkerson, the wife of Frederick Fulkerson due here acnollege that there is free consent for the marriage of Amanuel Hill and Mary Fulkerson given under my hand this 11th [April] 1784. Signed by Frederick." Their marriage bond was recorded on the same date at Martinsville, Henry Co., VA. Mary's husband later took up the ministry. The Henry County Deed Book 6, Page 471, dated 2 Sep 1803, listed the following bond: "Mannon Hill, a Baptist Minister, is granted a license to perform the rites of matrimony. His security is Jacob Farris." The same descendant [K. Schlichte] also sent the following information about the Fulkerson/Hill union, some of which provides a glimpse of Southern life during the 1800s:
His will, Henry County, VA court house, Martinsville, VA: Will Book 4, pages 179-180 [10 Dec 1838]
In the name of God Amen. I, Mannen Hill Sr, of Henry and the State of Virginia, being somewhat unwell tho, thank God, of sound mind and disposing memory and knowing that it is appointed unto all men to die and as touching such worldly estate as it has pleased God to help me with, I dispose of in the following [manner] and form :
First: I wish all my just debts to be paid.
Secondly: I give to my beloved wife, Mary Hill, one horse called Chester and a gray mare and all my land
which I now live on, her lifetime, also a Negro boy named Joseph and a girl named Nancy, also Tom. Also my
cattle, sheep, hogs, household and kitchen furniture and after the death of my wife, the land and stock, house and
kitchen furniture and tools to be sold and the money to be equally divided among my children, except Philip.
Thirdly: I give my son Frederick, a Negro woman named Jeuly and her child, Peter and her increase and what he
has heretofore received from me.
Fourthly: I give to my son James a Negro woman named Amy and her child, Sally and their increase and what he
already received from me.
Filthily: I give to my son, Philip a Negro woman named Phillis, and two of her children, John and William and
after the death of my wife, my son Philip is to have Nancy and Matilda and their increase, also one feather bed
and furniture, in addition to what he has already received.
Sixthly: I give my son, Mannen, after the death of my wife, a Negro named Tom, a boy named Joseph and a girl
named Mary and one cow exclusive of what he has already received.
Seventhly: I give to my daughter, Elizabeth Brimm, a Negro woman named, O'Leathey and increase of any
during her natural lifetime and after her death to her children.
Eighthly: I give to my daughter, Mildred Hopper, a Negro girl, Mariah and her increase during her natural life and
after her death to her children.
Ninethly: I give to my daughter, Rachel Stephens a Negro named, Sally and her increase during her life and after
her death, to her children and also my " Wattses Psalms and Hymns," which she has already received.
I give to my son, James, my family Bible and "Wattses Psalms and Hymns."
I give to my son, Philip, "Wattses Psalms and Hymns."
I give to my son, Mannen, a hymn book, "Mercers Choister."
I give to my daughter, Elizabeth, "Repans Hymn Book."
I give to my daughter, Mildred, "Dovers Selection."
I wish my 20 acres tract of land to be sold to pay my just debts.
Lastly, I appoint my sons, Frederick and James Hill, to be sole Executors of this, my last will and testament. In
witness whereof, I here unto set my hand and seal to this, 3rd day of February in the year of Christ, 1838.
His mark X Mannen Hill
Acknowledged in the presence of:
Reuben Taylor, Jat Ghillam
J W Hereford, James M Shelton
- Frederick HILL....Jun 1785-6 Apr 1858, b. in Henry Co., VA, d. in Stokes Co., NC. 'He married Elizabeth TILLEY December 24, 1808 in Stokes County, NC, daughter of Edmund TILLEY and Phoebe. She died April 27, 1854 in Stokes County, NC.' They had eight children.
- Philip HILL....Aug 1787-30 Sep 1862, b. in Henry Co., VA, d. in Henry Co., VA.
- Elizabeth HILL....1790-ca. 1871, b. in Henry Co., VA, d. in Henry Co., VA. 'She married Nicholas BRIM [on] December 13, 1824 in Henry County, VA. He was born Abt. 1799 in North Carolina, and died November 24, 1861.'
- Rev. James HILL....13 Apr 1793-7 Oct 1858, b. in Henry Co., VA, d. in Stokes Co., NC. He m. Sophronia LEAKE. 'James Hill joined the war in 1812 from Henry County, VA, and served with Captain James Shelton's division, and was discharged at Norfork, VA on March 10, 1814, honorably as a private. He was given a Land Bounty in Stokes County [North Carolina] for his service: 80 acres, bounty number 31058 granted in 1852. James was a tall man with dark hair, blue eyes and weighed 175 pounds. In 1839 he moved his family to Stokes County, NC near Jessup Mill. In 1843 he joined the State Line Primitive Baptist Church by letter. In 1849 he was ordained a minister, as was his father before him. He served at the Baptist Church as their minister there until his death on October 7, 1858. He is buried on his farm in a little cemetery, known as the James Hill cemetery, located in Stokes County, NC which was overgrown with brush in 1969 and very hard to find, [comments made by Carl Hill when he visited there.]
When he died he left a large family, several of the children not yet grown. In the large family there were three boys, Nathaniel Davis being the oldest of the children and had been away from home for a number of years and had a family of his own. During the Civil War James Osborn Hill joined the war cause and was sent with the troops to Fredericksburg, Virginia where he was killed. Nathaniel Davis also fought in the Civil War. This left one boy, Andrew Jackson aged about sixteen years old at home to help a house full of girls to work the land. He was not big enough to handle the plow as his sister Lucinda thought he should. He was whipped and sent to the house and she took the plow in hand herself. After the war Lucinda married Joshua Smith and they moved her aged mother and her youngest child, Mildred into their home, where Mildred later married James David Smith, a younger brother to Joshua, who were sons of Joseph Smith of Henry County.
Sophronia Leake Hill applied for a pension in 1878. She received thirteen dollars a month from the government....Her obituary [appeared in the] "Yadkin Valley News" Mount Airy, NC, Thursday, March 22, 1894: Mrs. Sophronia M. Hill died near Francisco, NC on the 19th, she was 89 years old. Widow of James Hill. He fought in the War of 1812. She is said to have 230 descendants, her 12 children reached maturity and folks now
say she is responsible for 200 Democrats.'
- Mildred Fulkerson HILL....b. ca. 1806 in Henry Co., VA, m. Ezekiah HOPPER on 20 Sep 1823 in Henry Co., VA
- Manning HILL....1 May 1807-20 Mar 1876, b. in Henry Co., VA, d. in Smyth Co., VA. 'He married Elizabeth Letcher GUNNELL [on] December 10, 1826 in Henry County, VA, daughter of JAMES G. GUNNELL. She was born May 18, 1811 in Virginia, and died August 11, 1904 in Smyth County, VA...They both are buried in the Sinclair Bottoms Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery...Their birth and death information came from their headstone.' They had 7 children.
- Rachel HILL....m. a STEPHENS, per her father's will
- Milly FULKERSON.....m. John REA on 29 Jan 1795, in Patrick Co., VA. John came to own her father's properties. According to one descendant, a Fulkerson, Rea and Leake family graveyard is believed to be in the back yard of the old Fulkerson homestead.
Volkert (Fulker) FULKERSON....bpt. 10 Jan 1725 at Raritan, NJ, married Catherine _______, lived at least into the 1790s. He had 400 acres in North Carolina, 500 in Patrick Co., VA and 320 in Halifax Co., VA. He is recorded in the "List of Tithables Taken by George Jefferson in Pittsylvania County and Cambden Parish for the year 1767" as Fulker Fulkerson - so he apparently owned land there. He sold land in Halifax County in 1768: "Fulker Fulkerson of Halifax Co., Va., planter, to John Phelps of Halifax Co., Va., planter, about 100 acres for 30 pounds being part of a greater tract of land of 320 acres which was granted to Richard Kiser by letters of patent dated June 5, 1765, and Kiser conveyed to Fulkerson by indenture dated August 13, 1765, recorded in Halifax. Witnesses were Richard Stanley, Ambrose Estes and William Wright. Recorded May 19, 1768 after Catherine, the wife of Fulker, relinquinshed her right of dower at that time." [Halifax Co., VA Deed Book 7, 1767-1770]. We do know that Volkert had some problems with his neighbors in Halifax Co. seven years earlier, as court records of February 1760 contained the following entries:
James DANIEL, who is accused of stealing a Hog, the property of Fulker
FULKERSON, after Court hearing the evidence, Court rules said Daniel not
In 1780 his wife "Cathern" witnessed the will of Thomas Covington of Halifax County. Two years later when an issue arose concerning that will, he was listed with the title of "Sec. Fulker Fulkerson" in the court record [Will Book 1 for Halifax County, Virginia 1773-1783]. There is a Virginia record that a Fulker Fulkerson of Halifax County received a certificate between 1781 and 1783 for reimbursement of provisions supplied to the American army during the Revolution. [Commissioner’s book(s): II, p. 287. During its session begun in May 1780 the General Assembly passed an act authorizing the governor to impress supplies needed by the American army. Citizens made claims in county courts, which were reviewed by a commissioner appointed for each county.] Fulker appeared on the 1782 Halifax County tax list with 3 horses, 10 cattle and no slaves. There was one other "free male over 21" in the household, probably son John. By 1784 his son John was shown as head of household. They had 3 horses, 17 cattle and one slave under 16. A person named Nancy was listed after their names — she was either the slave or a FULKERSON, but if the latter, why were the wives of Fulker and John not listed also??? Based on how other names and numbers were recorded on that list, she was probably a slave girl.
James WILLARD, accused of hogstealing, after hearing evidence, Court rules
In 1796 Fulker and son John were listed separately, Fulker having no horses, cattle or slaves. It's reported that the Somerset County Historical Quarterly (Vol 2, Page 213) states he married a Catherine and had a will written in 1797. We do not know when he died. Interestingly, there was a Fulkert FULKERSON listed in the 1803 tax records for Shenandoah County, VA, living alone and next door to Richard FULKERSON of the unattached Ohio-Indiana FULKERSON branch. Is this possibly the same Volkert/Fulker, who possibly named a son after his recently-killed brother??? Richard and his younger brother Benjamin would have been under 21 in 1784, and not listed on the tax record.
- John FULKERSON......ca. 1745-1821, m. Sally ROBERTS, reportedly the daughter of John ROBERTS Jr. and Jane
Fourquirean DUPREE. His land titles were in the vicinity of Crooked Creek and the Yathin (Yadkin?) River, NC in 1767; Halifax Co., VA in 1785, 1793 and 1796; and Pittsylvania Co., VA in 1786. There is a Virginia record that a John Fulkerson of Halifax County was issued a certificate between 1781 and 1783 for reimbursement of provisions supplied to the American army during the Revolution. [Commissioner’s book(s): II, p. 287. During its session begun in May 1780 the General Assembly passed an act authorizing the governor to impress supplies needed by the American army. Citizens made claims in county courts, which were reviewed by a commissioner appointed for each county.] John has been found on Halifax County tax records in 1782, 1784, 1796 and 1799. One original [handwritten] tax record from 1782 listed him in his father's household. However, a 1782 listing of heads of households [Halifax Co.] shows a "John Fulker" with 3 whites and 0 slaves. In 1784 he was head of household, and his father lived with him. The tax records for 1796 and 1799 indicated he owned five slaves over the age of 16. Sally's mother's will of 1794 indicated she came from a large family: Will of Jane Roberts 29 Sep 1794. S/ Janne (+) Roberts... ...son William Roberts, son Thomas Roberts, dau. Jane Wooldridge, surviving children: Moses Roberts, William Roberts, Peter Roberts, Daniel Roberts, Molley Anderson, Thomas Roberts, Salley Fulkerson.. remaining part of my estate to be divided among them....Exec. sons William & Thos. Roberts....Wit: Thomas Dobson,William Chandler, Edwd. Hall, recorded 23 Sep 1795. John's will was proved on 21 Sep 1821 in Halifax County. His eight known children were:
- Betsy FULKERSON.....b. ca. 1784, m. Hardaway CHANDLER in 1804
- Mary FULKERSON.....b. ca. 1786, m. Thomas PENTECOST
- Mildred "Milly" FULKERSON.....b. ca. 1789, m. John Webb NANCE (son of Frederick and Susannah NANCE of Lunenburg Co., VA) in 1815, lived in Halifax Co. (1820 Census) and later moved to Pittsylvania Co. (1830 Census): "John W. Nance - 3 males -/5, 1 male 5/10, 1 male 10/15, 1 male 50/60, 1 female -/5, 2 females, 10/15, 1 female 40/50"
- James FULKERSON.....b. ca. 1792 in VA, and died 1866 in Tennessee. In a Lauderdale Co., TN document dated 30 Dec 1850 he affirmed he was the same James Fulkerson who was in the company commanded by Captain Wm Baily in a regiment of Virginia troops in the War of 1812, having been mustered into service at Halifax County, VA on 31 Aug 1814 for a period of six months. He married Sarah WILLINGHAM (b. ca. 1796 in VA) on 29 Mar 1826 in Halifax Co., VA. They moved to Tennessee between 1832 and 1835. James is listed on the 1850 census for Lauderdale Co., TN as a farmer with property valued at $700, with all six children living at home. Another document, dated 14 May 1855, also places him in Lauderdale Co., TN.
- John W FULKERSON......b. abt. 1828 in VA, listed as a farmer in 1850 census
- James R FULKERSON......b. abt. 1829 in VA, listed as a farmer in 1850 census, m. Harriet TUCKER in 1854 in Lauderdale Co, TN, and had seven children in that same county. James died by 1880, when the Census reported widow Harriet living at "District 6, Lauderdale Co., Tennessee" with their five youngest children.
- James A FULKERSON......ca. 1854, m. (1st) Nancy LOCKARD in 1872, (2nd) Lizzie GOOSBY in 1877, and (3rd) Sallie MAYNARD in 1878
- William FULKERSON......ca. 1857
- Robert S FULKERSON......Nov 1859, listed as a farmer in 1880
- Sarah FULKERSON......ca. 1861, listed as a farm laborer in 1880. This may be the Sallie FULKERSON who m. J.D. CANNON and had a son, Robert L. CANNON (17 Mar 1882-17 Feb 1935, Shelby Co. death, buried at Grace Cemetery) — per the records of the Burgess & Peters Funeral Home in Lauderdale Co., TN.
- Martha FULKERSON.....ca. 1863, listed as a farm laborer in 1880
- Mary Lee FULKERSON.....12 Oct 1866-5 Dec 1934, listed as a farm laborer in 1880. She m. (1st) a THOMAS, and (2nd) John WOODWARD, and was buried at Grace Cemetery — per the records of the Burgess & Peters Funeral Home in Lauderdale Co., TN.
- Lydia FULKERSON.....ca. 1868, listed as Ledora, a farm laborer in 1880
- Sarah Ann FULKERSON......b. abt. 1832 in VA
- Elizabeth Jane FULKERSON.....b. abt. 1835 in TN, m. Francis M. STEPHENS on 16 Nov 1865 in Sullivan Co., TN
- Rachel B FULKERSON......b. abt. 1837 in TN
- Peter D FULKERSON......b. abt. 1843 in TN, m. Annie E. MILLER on 29 Aug 1883 in Lauderdale Co., TN
- Caty FULKERSON.....b. ca. 1794, m. Richard ABBOT
- Deborah FULKERSON.....b. ca. 1797, m. Orril CHANDLER on 23 Aug 1814 in Halifax Co., VA. She died intestate
in 1848, leaving an estate which include 2 slaves. Orrill died in November, 1849. After Deborah's death, all the Chandlers with the exception of Japeth
Daniel and Catherine migrated to Graves Co, KY. A Jane FULKERSON, as yet unidentified, accompanied them and is also found on the 1850 Graves Co, KY census.
- Catherine CHANDLER....b. ca. 1815-16, married Moses Chandler A descendant of her brother Robert wrote in 2001 that Orrill gave permission for them to marry and said he was Catherine's father.
- Rebecca. CHANDLER....22 Oct 1817-3 Dec 1887, married McCalvin WATTS
- Jane CHANDLER....25 Jun 1820-10 Oct 1857, married James H. WATTS
- Japeth Daniel CHANDLER....b. ca. 1823, married Margaret Y. ADAMS
- John H. CHANDLER....25 Dec 1825-3 Feb 1917, married Lucinda Jain WINGO
- Mildred CHANDLER....b. ca. 1830, never married
- Robert T. CHANDLER....b. ca. 1832 and died 1884, married Martha KIGER
- Sarah CHANDLER....b. ca. 1834, married (1st) William MORGAN, (2nd) John ALLEN
- Adaline CHANDLER....22 Dec 1839-26 Oct 1911 married James L. VADEN
- John FULKERSON.....b. ca. 1800 (census), m. Martha CHANDLER (22 May 1810-3 Nov 1890), had nine children. John and Martha are buried at Richwood Cemetery at Nixa, Christian Co., MO. Information on Allen and Permelia came from local cemetery researchers who also looked up the death certificates. Thank you.
- Sarah E FULKERSON......b. 1837 (census)
- Periculia FULKERSON.....b. 1838
- John W FULKERSON......b. 1840
- Prudence FULKERSON.....b. 1841
- Martha W FULKERSON......b. 1844
- Margaret W FULKERSON......b. 1845
- Mary FULKERSON.....b. 1848. There is a Myrtle Stricker GREGG (16 Feb 1887-25 Aug 1952) buried at Richwood, wife of George W. GREGG, daughter of Mary Catherine FULKERSON and George W. STRICKER.
- R. A. FULKERSON....nickname given as "Allen" on his headstone. 8 May 1857-27 Dec 1911, buried at Richwood Cemetery.
- Permelia Jane FULKERSON.....19 Jul 1865-27 Nov. 1941. She m. (1st) to Charles J. DORAN who (1847-17 Mar 1889) and (2nd) to Sherman Franklin CHANDLER on 21 Oct 1889. She is buried at the above cemetery.
- Jenny FULKERSON.....b. ca. 1803
Dinah FULKERSON..............bpt. 2 Apr 1727 at Raritan, NJ, no further information. NOTE: Washington Co., VA marriage records indicate a Dinah FULKERSON m. in 1771 to a James McMILLIN.
Peter FULKERSON...............bpt. 4 July 1731 at Raritan, NJ. He apparently moved to the Virginia/North Carolina border area in the 1750s with his father and siblings. Family legend tells us that about 1760 (although possibly later) he and his family were captured by Indians. The American Pioneermonthly, published in 1842 and 1843 and afterwards bound in two volumes, contained some articles written by Peter's niece's husband, Major Benjamin Sharp. One article tells us about the fates of both Peter and his older brother: "Richard Fulkerson, an uncle of my wife, and his family except wife and two children, were killed. Peter Fulkerson, another of her uncles and his wife and child, were taken prisoners. Fulkerson himself had escaped and was out of danger, but gave himself up for the sake of his family. They were taken to Ohio and at Chillicothe poor Fulkerson suffered a
painful, lingering death by being burned for several days, as the manner of the Indians then was." Years later the Indians released the surviving captives. Peter's wife reportedly returned to 'civilization' but his daughter had grown up in the tribe and chose to stay with them.
Nothing further is known about this daughter, although the
claims that the Nancy Fulkerson listed on one of our Unattached Branches pages was a "full-blooded Cherokee."
Johannis FULKERSON (John).....baptized 13 May 1733 at the Readington Dutch Reformed Church in Somerset Co., NJ. He had one known child, John, who served at the Battle of King's Mountain in 1780. Another undocumented Fulkerson, Richard, is on the roster for that battle. Perhaps a brother of John? Asking this question also extends us into the mystery of the Unattached Ohio/Indiana Fulkersons, Benjamin and Richard. The latter was associated with Rockbridge Co., VA prior to moving to Green Co., OH, where in 1816 he attested to a VA deed that named Robert Snodgrass Sr., Robert Snodgrass Jr., Samuel Snodgrass and Samuel Moore from VA. There was a Capt. William Snodgrass from Washington Co., VA at King's Mountain, and Moore was probably an in-law.
Abraham may have been thinking about this testimony, which described Joseph Smith scoffing at five of the
- John FULKERSON......ca. 1755-1835, probably born in the southern Virginia/North Carolina region, was raised in Washington Co., VA (per his application for Rev. War Pension S1817). He served in the "Virginia Line" during the American Revolution, beginning on 1 Sep 1777, assigned to a force commanded by Major James Shelby that marched from Virginia to Fort Mackintosh in the Ohio Valley, then back to the vicinity of Winchester, VA, for the winter, and returned in the spring of 1778 "with pack horses loaded with flour to supply the soldiers stationed at Forts Pitt and Mackintosh." He was discharged in May 1778, but reenlisted later in 1778, again driving pack horses from Virginia to North Carolina and from Virginia to Tennessee, for another nine or ten months.
The name of John Fulkerson appears on the roster of overmountain men who fought at the Battle of King's Mountain in October 1780. He did not mention this on his pension application. However, a John FULKERSON did attest for the Revolutionary War pension application of an Edward SMYTH who served under Capt. William Snodgrass from Washington Co., VA at the King's Mountain battle [attested in August 1833; John FULKERSON then listed as a resident of Lee Co., VA].
He m. Elizabeth KING on 8 Sep 1789 in Washington Co., VA. This is probably the John who was granted 640 acres in Davidson Co., Tennessee on 21 May 1784 (Tennessee Cousins, by W.S. Ray, p. 675), and probably the John listed on the "Tenth Installment of North Carolina Land Grant in Tennessee" in 1783 [these were awarded 1778-1791]:
John Fulkerson 100 acres Sinking Creek waters of Painters Creek, 1791
He moved to Tennessee by 1793, when his second child was born. He was probably the John Fulkerson who served in the Sullivan County Milita, Southwest Territory (now located in TN), under Colonel Gilbert Christian's Command in Captain James Gregg's Company in 1793. A BOWERY researcher tells us that, "He and my ancestor, Francis BOWERY, served together. My [ancestor] was killed by Indians at Cavet's Station Sept 5, 1793. Your John was sick at Martin's Station when they ended service in December 1793." On 14 Nov 1829 he witnessed the will of Thomas GIBSON in Washington Co., TN. [His wife Polly GIBSON made her own will in 1840, naming Thomas and Isaac FULKERSON as her executors.] The 1830 census showed him living in Washington Co., VA with his son Thomas. He applied for a Revolutionary War pension in 1832 while a resident of Washington Co., Tennessee (listed as John FULKINSON). John and Elizabeth's SIX known children were:
- Abraham (Abram) FULKERSON.....probably b. ca. 1792-94 (one transcript of the 1830 Census for Washington Co., TN stated he was then 33 years old, while another listed him as age 30-40). Based on his name, age and location, this is the Abraham for whom the following documents were found. He married Mary "Polly" RYAN about 1812. Abraham served in the War of 1812, moved to McDonough Co., IL about 1834 and died there about 1846. According to the History of McDonough Co., IL, page 71, "Abraham Fulkerson was bitten by a rattlesnake--was temporarily saved, but died a year later from the poison." Mary remarried to John M. RODGERS, son of James RODGERS (1729-1821, b. Ireland?) and Mary McFERAN (1740-1813, b. in NC), both of whom d. in Greene Co., TN. She was RODGERS' 2nd wife, and became a widow again by 1855:
BLWT 64994 National Archives No.
Perhaps the most remarkable discovery about Abraham Fulkerson is his involvement as a Justice of the Peace for McDonough County in an enquiry about the actions of one Joseph Smith, leader of the Latter Day Saints at Nauvoo, Illinois. McDonough County is about 15 miles east of Nauvoo, which is in neighboring Hancock County. The following affidavit from that enquiry was published first in the Sangamo Journal, and then in the Pittsburgh Morning Chronicle on July 28, 1842, under a headline that read, "MORE DISCLOSURES RELATIVE TO The Seductions, Adulteries, &c. &c. OF JOE SMITH, THE LATTER DAY SAINT.":
Widow of Abraham Fulkerson declares he was a soldier (private as she believes) in the company commanded by Capt Joseph Bacon or Capt Jonathan Waddle in the 4th regiment of TN militia commanded by Col Sam Bayleys in the war with Great Britain declared by the US on the 18th day of June 1812.
On the 9th day of Nov 1855 Mary (Polly) Rogers, widow of John M Rogers, formerly widow of Abraham Fulkerson a revolutionary war volunteer, who was Mary Ryan when she married Abraham Fulkerson in Greene County, TN in 1810-11-12 by Mr Caldwell a Justice of the Peace. She declares Abraham Fulkerson volunteered in Washington County TN for six months. Abraham was mustered into the service of the US at Knoxville, State of TN, on or about the 13th or 14th Day of Nov 1814 for the term of six months and continued in actual service in said war for the term of six months as she believes and was honorably discharged at Knoxville or in Washington Co state of TN as she supposes in the month of May 1815 and in proof thereof she refers to the muster or payrolls of said companies. She knows nothing of his certificate of discharge.
Signed Mary alias Polly Rogers, her mark.
State of IL, McDonough Co, 13 Dec 1855, Joseph B Bacon came before Samuel A Knoll, JP and made affidavit that he was a Captain in 4th Reg of TN Militia commanded by Col Samuel Bayleys in the war with Gt Britain declared on 18th Day of June 1812, said company was principally from Washington Co TN by draft commanded by Capt. Johnathan Waddell, and were mustered into the services of the US on or about 14th day of Nov 1814, they marched to near Mobile, now in the State of Alabama, and they were discharged on or about 20th day of May 1815. Joseph B Bacon affirms that he had received a land warrant for 80 acres under the Act of 9-18-1805; and the was well acquainted with Abraham Fuolkerson in the said county of Washington prior to the said campaign, and knows that he was honorably discharged at Knoxville, TN, that Abraham Fulkerson and wife moved to McDonough Co IL about 1834, where he knew them as husband & wife, and in this county Abraham Fulkerson died about the year 1846, and that his widow removed to Washington Co TN and as he has been credibly informed intermarried with one John M Rogers in Greene Co TN.
MRS. MELISSA SCHINDLE, wife of Col. George Schindle. -- I now proceed to give the affidavit of Mrs. Schindle, which is in the following words, to wit: --
State of Illinois
Personally appeared before me, Abraham Fulkerson, one of the Justices of the Peace in and for said county, Melissa Schindle, who, being duly sworn according to law, deposeth and saith, that in the fall of 1841, she was staying one night with the widow Fuller, who has recently been married to a Mr. Warren, in the city of Nauvoo, and that Joseph Smith came into the room where she was sleeping about 10 o'clock at night, and after making a few remarks came to her bedside, and asked her if he could have the privilege of sleeping with her. She immediately replied no. He, on the receipt of the above answer told her it was the will of the Lord that he should have illicit intercourse with her, and that he never proceeded to do any thing of that kind with any woman without first having the will of the Lord on the subject; and further he told her that if she would consent to let him have such intercourse with her, she could make his house her home as long as she wished to do so, and that she should never want for anything it was in his power to assist her to -- but she would not consent to it. He then told her that if she would let him sleep with her that night he would give her five dollars -- but she refused all his propositions. He then told her that she must never tell of his propositions to her, for he had ALL influence in that place, and if she told he would ruin her character, and she would be under the necessity of leaving. He then went to an adjoining bed where the Widow ____ was sleeping -- got into bed with her and laid there until about 1 o'clock, when he got up, bid them good night, and left them, and further this deponent saith not.
MELISSA (her X mark) SCHINDLE.
Subscribed and sworn to before me, this 2d day July, 1842.
A. FULKERSON, J. P. (seal).