SOUTH MOUNTAIN BRANCH
Augusta Co., Virginia
Compiled by Norma Jennings 1997-2008
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July 21, 2012
Additions and corrections
This is the line from which I am descended. Only those who are presumed deceased are published here although I do have many living descendants in my files. For the sake of privacy, the files of living relatives are considered confidential. However, I am not adverse to collecting further information on any living relatives for my files. So don't hesitate to contact me if you have any additions or corrections. I am deeply indebted to Mrs. Katharine Bushman of Staunton and many others who have shared their research with me to make these manuscripts available for the public. It has indeed taken a village of contributors to build this family tree. Documentation for the material here is provided in end notes of this manuscript and in additions and corrections. The small superscript numbers throughout this manuscript are footnote numbers.
The Great Philadelphia Wagon Road traveled by new settlers as they migrated to Virginia.
Paxtang Twp, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania is now part of Dauphin County.
Thousands of Scotsmen uprooted their families in the seventeenth century and settled in Northern Ireland searching for a better life. After 100 years of war and famine for the English Crown and the persecution of their faith, they were intrigued by the promise of a new life in America. In the eighteenth century, a few of then ventured across the ocean and as the first pioneers returned to Ireland to tell their families of the new land, a flood of unhappy settlers sailed for America. At one time, it was reported there were 30 ships in the ports waiting to sail. First in 1715 and again in 1718, thousands made the trip. In the years that followed, a constant stream of Scotsmen left their homes in Northern Ireland for the American Colonies. What is known as he Great Migration from Ulster to America began in 1717. In some instances Ulster families had immigrated to the New World before 1717, but those instances were few and isolated.
The thing that finally led to the Great Migration came in the form of a severe drought that stretched from 1714 to 1719. The drought affected not only food crops, but also hindered the growing of flax and thereby adversely affected the linen industry. Lack of sufficient grass for grazing, and the disease known as rot, killed the sheep needed by the wool industry. It is often noted in a broad statement that the Europeans immigrated to the New World because of religious persecution, and that may well have been the reason for some of them. But the Ulster-Scots came primarily because of the droughts and the failing economy in their homeland.
The emigrants who left Ireland prior to the American Revolutionary War came solely from the province of Ulster. More than five thousand people emigrated from Ulster in 1717-1718. Those families sent back favourable reports, which helped to pave the way for future migrations. Between 1725 and 1729 there was another wave of emigration from Ulster, again induced primarily by the suffering caused by rack-renting. During that migration it was estimated that over six thousand people left Ulster in 1728 alone. In 1740 a major famine devastated Ireland and brought about the third major wave of emigration from Ulster. By then we know that our James Fulton had already obtained land in Virginia, so we know definitively that he was from one of these early migrations.
1725-29. The second wave was so large that not merely the friends of Ireland but even the English Parliament became concerned. Parliament appointed a commission to investigate the causes of the departures, for they had reached proportions that portended a loss of the entire Protestant element in Ulster.
Letters from immigrants themselves spoke of rack-rents as a determining cause of this second wave; but the Pennsylvania Gazette mentioned these as only one of the "unhappy Circumstances of the Common People of Ireland" that had resulted in so great an exodus. An article in that journal (November 20, 1729) reported "that Poverty, Wretchedness, Misery and Want are become almost universal among them; that . . . there is not Corn enough raised for their Subsistence one Year with another; and at the same Time the Trade and Manufactures of the Nation being cramped and discouraged, the labouring People have little to do, and consequently are not able to purchase Bread at its present Rate; That the Taxes are nevertheless exceeding heavy, and Money very scarce; and add to all this, that their griping, avaricious Landlords exercise over them the most merciless Racking Tyranny and Oppression. Hence it is that such Swarms of them are driven over into America."
1740-41. Famine struck Ireland in 1740* and was certainly the principal occasion for the third large wave, which included numbers of substantial Ulstermen. An estimated 400,000 persons died in Ireland during 1740-41; for the next decade there was a tremendous exodus to America. This third wave marked, on the American side, the first movement of Scotch-Irish in any numbers beyond the confines of generous Pennsylvania to the southwest. Following the path through the Great Valley, many Ulstermen now went into the rich Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, whose southern extremity opens out toward North and South Carolina. Arthur Young, writing in 1779, estimated that between 1728 and 1750 Ulster lost a quarter of her trading cash and probably a quarter of her population that had been engaged in manufacture. His comment, if accurate, suggests the caliber of men now leaving the country.
Such were the conditions when our ancestors came to America.
First settling in New England and southeastern Pennsylvania, the cold winters and lack of land to expand drove these settlers to move southward. The Scots-Irish tended to travel in groups. Whole families, congregations, and even entire towns traveled and settled together. The Scots-Irish reached the outskirts of Virginia by the 1730's. Several land grants in Orange, Augusta, and Rockbridge counties were made by the Governor. Among these migrants was our Fulton family.
Waddell's 1902 Second Edition of the Annals of Augusta County, Virginia, from 1726 to 1871 - Up to the time to which we have now arrived, the whole region west of the Blue Ridge constiuted a part of the county of Orange. In the year 1738, however, on November 1, the General Assembly of the colony of Virginia passed an act establishing the counties of Frederick and Augusta. The new counties were so named in honor of Frederick, Prince of Wales, son of King George II, and father of George III, and his wife, the Princess Augusta. * The act separated all the territory west of the Blue Ridge, and extending in other direction “to the uttermost limits of Virginia, from Orange county, and erected it into the two counties named. The line between them was “from the head spring of Hedgman’s river to the head spring of the river Potomack.” Augusta was much the larger of the two counties. It embraced northward, the present county of Rockingham and a part of Page; to the south, it extended to the border of Virginia; and to the west and northwest, it extended over the whole territory claimed by Great Britain in those quarters. It included nearly all of West Virginia, the States of Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and, as contended by Virginians, a part of western Pennsylvania.
[Wayland, John W. Virginia Valley Records. Baltimorel Genealogical Publishing Company, 1973, 491 p.] Page 323 The Great Road. The "Indian Road of 1722" was followed by many early settlers who landed in Philadelphia or elsewhere in Pennsylvania then traveled southwestward. Travelers from Great Britain often called it "The Great Road" although it was only a trail. In later years in Rockingham County it was known as Keezletown Road. Settlers usually came on horseback, with their goods on pack animals. This likely was the way James Fulton and his family came down from Pennsylvania to the Shenandoah Valley. (added Sept 6. 2003)
1. James Fulton (b. ca.1690, d. 1753) and his wife Sarah, both were born in Northern Ireland, believed to have married there, and originally settled in the northern colonies in the early 1730's, probably Paxton Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. A great many of the early residents in Augusta County had first settled in southeastern Pennsylvania or New England and followed the traditional pathways southward in pursuit of warmer weather and cheap land.
James Fulton mentions New England twice in his will which was filed in Augusta Co., Virginia. Many of his neighbors were originally from Counties Antrim and Down, but we only know for a certainty that James Fulton was from Northern Ireland. There is speculation that he was from Antrim, Ireland since many of his neighbors claimed Antrim as their homeland but this has not been proved. James Fulton is believed to be the son of Hugh Fulton and Elinor Johnson. According to Sir Hope they were from Derriaghy but more likely it was Derryaghy.
"A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland" by Samuel
Lewis, originally published 1837 London, reprint Genealogical Publ. Co
p 451: DERRYAGHY, or DERRIAGHY, a parish, partly in the barony of
Upper Belfast, but chiefly in that of Upper Massereene, county of Antrim
and province of Ulster, 2 miles (N.) from Lisburn;...The parish is
bounded on the southeat by the Lagan Canal, and situated on the road
from Belfast to Dublin and Armagh,...
A number of the families in Augusta County can be documented as coming from the Lancaster and Chester Co., Pennsylvania area. Some were originally from further north in the Connecticut and Massachusetts area but passed through southwestern Pennsylvania in their trek southward. [Egle's Notes and Queries states that the Augusta County, Virginia Fultons were connected to the Paxtang Fultons. The Halls and Stuarts also had Paxtang connections.]
The map of Beverly Manor shows James Fulton's land was 3 miles south of Greenville, Virginia which is south of Staunton and located on U.S. 11. It is above Samuel Steele's(1) land (Steele's Tavern area) and not far from the Rockbridge County line. The baptismal records of Reverend John Craig show that James Fulton had a daughter Eleanor baptized 10 December 1740, at Patrick Hays, in the South Mountain settlement. This baptismal record would show that he was there at least two years before the actual deed. During those early days, religious services were held in the home and sometimes only when a circuit rider was in the area. This accounts for some instances where a couple declared their intentions to wed among family and friends and began living together to be formally married at a later day when a minister was present. This explains why a birth that appears to be out of wedlock is said to have no stigma attached to it. Often the only date for the birth we have is when they were christened which may have occurred sometime after the actual birth.
James Fulton settled in Augusta Co., Virginia on a 637 1/2 acre farm in Beverly Manor and received title to that land on 25 March 1742 after paying nineteen pounds to Beverly. He was a member of the South Mountain Presbyterian congregation and in 1742 was a member of Capt. John Christian's militia company.
The Fulton migration to Augusta County is not a complicated one to discern as they were among some of the first families to settle there and the history thereof is well-known.(2)
The first settlers of Augusta were, for the most part, the descendants, paternally or maternally, of the ancient Caledonians, who boasted that they had never been subjected to the law of any conqueror. They belonged to various Highland clans, and were strongly imbued with the prejudices, feelings, sentiments, &c., of their peculiar clans. One of the circumstances connected with their condition as followers of a chieftain was, that every clan bore the name of their hereditary chief, and were supposed to be allied to him, in different degrees, by the ties of blood. The haughty backwoodsman yielded a cheerful obedience to the head of the clan or colony, whom they regarded somewhat as a father. The clan leader in Ireland was clearly Hugh Fulton as the name Hugh appears in all of the families descended from James 1 Fulton of Augusta County, Virginia.
Many of these original immigrants came to America through the port at Boston, Massachusetts. While we did not find James Fulton in the records that have survived, we did find the Lusks, Lyles, Kincaids and a number of other Augusta residents whose ancestors were found at Wethersfield. In the census records we find some of the children listed as born in Connecticut so there is a definite New England flavor among these settlers including the reference in James Fulton's will about the horse that had been bred (e.g. born) in New England.
In James Fulton's will(3) written 18 July 1752 and proved 15 August 1753, he clearly states his occupation as farmer. He first mentions his son John's riding horse and a chestnut colored pacing mare..(4) It is evident in the division of the rest of his horses among his children, that the older horses were given to the older children and the young mares or colts were left to the younger children still living at home. Hugh was to receive two of these horses, a roant mare bred in New England and one bred in Augusta County. The other four mares and the unbroken mares and colts were divided among the children with provisions that the young mares first colts be given to the younger daughters. (Correction: "to my son a roant mare bred in New England", not the black pacing mare as stated in an earlier version Line omitted from will "Item I bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth a black pacing mare brought from New England." (5)
James Fulton's Will
In the Name Of God Amen, I James Fulton of the County of Augusta in the Colony of Virginia, Farmer, being sick and weak of body but of perfect mind & memory. Thanks be given to Almighty God and calling to mind the Mortality of my Body knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do make this my Last Will in manner & form following: That is to Say principally I recommend my Soul to Almighty God who gave it & my Body I commit to the dirt to be buried in a Christian like & decent manner at the discretion of my Executors; And touching on Such worldly Estates wherewithal it hath pleased God to bless me I give & bequeath as follows: Imprimis I give & bequeath to my Son Hugh two hundred & fifty acres of the Land I now live on to be taken off the upper part of my place joining Samuel Steel's line & I give & bequeath to my Son James (6) the Remainder of my land with its Improvements, and I order a good convenient place to be purchased for my Son William out of the whole Stock. Item I order my Son James to maintain & take care of my well beloved wife During her life. I also order him to take care of the two young boys David & Thomas & my three daughters Elizabeth, Eleanor, and Jane while they live together. I order of most of my moveables to be divided amongst my children at the discretion of my Executors according to the necessity of my children. Item I give & Bequeath to my son John his riding horse and a chestnut colored pacing mare with a swip & an unbroken dark coloured colt four years old. I give & bequeath to my son James two bay mares. Item I give & bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth a black pacing mare brought from New England. Item I give & bequeath to my son Hugh a roant mare bred in New England & another Dark Coloured Mare bred here. Item I give & bequeath to my Son William a bay mare & also a sorrel mare. Item I give & bequeath to my son David a young black mare about three or four years old & I allow him to give my Daughter Eleanor the mare's first colt. Item I give & bequeath to my Son Thomas a young Bay Mare two years old & I order him to give my daughter Jane her first colt.
Lastly I constitute & appoint my Wife Sarah Executrix & my Son Hugh my Executor of this my Last Will & I do Authorize them to dispose & make Sales of any of the rest of my Goods & Chattles not here mentioned at their discretion from time to time as need Shall require & also to distribution of the rest of my Effects not here bequeathed among the Children as they Shall think fit & I do hereby revoke & disannul all other former Legacies, Wills, & Executors by me in any wise formerly made or done ratifying. Appointing, Confirming & allowing this & none other to be my last Will & Testament in Wittness whereof I have here unto Set my hand & Seal this Eighteenth Day of July 1752.
Sealed & Published &
Declared in the Presence of James (James) Fulton
Tho. (T B) Beard
To fulfill the terms of the will, two tracts of land were transferred to John around the time of his father's death. (7) One of these tracts was later transferred to William shortly before his marriage to Margaret Lusk (1759) according to the dictates of their father's will, presumably paid for from the sale of his father's stock.
The children of James and Sarah Fulton whose names were:
+ 2. i. Hugh Fulton born 1727 married Sarah Campbell
+ 3. ii. James Fulton, born circa 1729, died 1781-2 m. Mary Ward. (John Ward's will - to my daughter Molly Fulton)
+ 4. iii. Elizabeth Fulton born in 1732 m.23 June 1753 to Samuel McCutcheon
+ 5. iv. John Fulton born circa 1733-4; died 1789-90
+ 6. v. William Fulton born circa 1735-6; died 1802
7. vi. Eleanor Fulton baptized 10 December 1740 m.August 1763 to William McCutcheon. Proof that Eleanor married a McCutcheon lies in her brother David's will.
8. vii. David(8) Fulton died 1797, unmarried. Paid his sister Eleanor McCutcheon's debt before his death. Will dated 24 July 1797 -- names brother Thomas as executor and sister Jean as beneficiary.(9) March, 1790. (Chalkley v. 3, p. 212)
William McCutchen, infant, by David Fulton, his next friend, vs. John McCutchen, Jr.--Slander, 16th June, 1790. (Chalkley v. 1. p. 398)
William McCutchen, infant, by David Fulton, next friend, vs. JohnSamuel McCutchen vs. David Fulton--Trespass, Writ, 23d Febnrary, 1793.
McCutchen, Jr.--A. and B. 16th June, 1790, Augusta. (Chalkley v. 2, p. 20)
David Fulton vs. Samuel McCutchen.--Trespass writ, 14th April, 1795.
Samuel McCutchen, Sr., deposes, 26th June, 1797: About 50 years ago,
Benjamin Bordan showed deponent a tree as a corner of Borden's land.
Samuel, Sr., had a son William and a son Samuel. (Chalkley v. 1, p. 411)
Commonwealth vs. Daniel Link--Rockingham County (Chalkley, v. 2. p. 7)
Page 398.--19th June, 1770. John ( ) McCutchon to Samuel
McCutchon, £200, 442 acres in Beverley Manor; corner William McCutchon's
land; corner James McCutchon's. Teste: David Fulton. Delivered:Samuel McCutchon, May Court, 1774. (Chalkley, v. 3, p. 500)
Page 104.--19th September, 1787. David Fulton, grantee, to Sampson
Mathews, grantor, of Richmond, attorney in fact for James McCutchen,
eldest son and heir-at-law of William McCutchen, deceased, on head waters
of Carthie's River, house of Samuel McCutchen. Sampson is mortgagee
of William and debt was paid by David Fulton. (Chalkley v. 3, p. 582)
JANUARY 2, 1786.
(273) Called Court on Thomas Torst and Sophia Torst, his wife, charged with murdering William McCutchen.--Discharged. (Chalkley v. 1, p. 244)
9. viii. Jane Fulton (or Jean) died 1806 (10) ,still unmarried in 1797
10. ix. Thomas Fulton, was still living in 1806 according to sister's will/estate settlement.
2. Hugh Fulton, (James1) was born in 1727 and died May 10, 1810, married Sarah Campbell. Hugh was twelve years old when his father came to Virginia(11) . He was executor of his father-in-law Robert Campbell's will and was a neighbor and lifelong associate of Robert Alexander, founder of the Augusta Academy.
[O. S. 250; N. S. 88--Bill, 1808. Orator's father, Hugh Fulton, was guardian or executor or otherwise responsible to heirs of Robert Campbell, and loaned the trust property to William Moore in 1800. Hugh assigned William's bond to his son, Thomas Fulton. William gave deed of trust (to secure Thomas) to David Steele, his relation or near connexion. [In 1803, Thomas went on a tour to the Western Country and has never been heard of since]
The children of Hugh Fulton and Sarah (Campbell) Fulton whose names were:
+ 11. i. Major Hugh Fulton, 1759-1816.
+ 12. ii. Robert Fulton born 1760.
13. iii. Sarah Fulton married 12 January 1792, Archibald Murray. Surety: Robert Fulton, brother. Rev. John Brown officiated.
14. iv. Martha Fulton married 16 November 1796 James Dalzel Witness: Archibald Murray, brother-in-law.
15. v. Mary Fulton married 12 November 1795 William Brownlee. Surety: Robert Fulton. Witness: John Fulton.
16. vi. Elizabeth Fulton married Alex Brownlee on 4 March 1800. Surety: John Fulton, brother Witnesses: Robert and John Fulton, brothers.
17. vii. Eleanor Fulton married 22 December 1803 Robert Hunter, son of Samuel Hunter. Minister Rev. John McCue of the Tinkling Springs Presbyterian Church.
18. viii. Thomas Fulton went west in 1803 and was never heard from again, according to the family.3. James Fulton (James1). His widow Mary and John Ward were the administrators of his estate, 19 December 1781. Estate appraised June 9, 1782 by James Brownlee, Robert Doak and Thomas Boyd. [Mary Fulton was daughter of John Ward. John Ward, Sr.'s will and deeds contain two points of interest: 1) John Ward, Sr. (Jr.) had a daughter named Molly (Mary?), married to a Fulton (James Fulton - d. Dec. 19, 1781, Mary Fulton & Jno Ward administrators of James Fulton [Annals III, pg. 390.]; and 2) as coheirs of John Ward, Sr., deceased, both David Stuart and Alexander Rodgers must have been married to Ward daughters.]
+ 19. ix. John Fulton married Jane Reid 16 January 1804. Descendants in Missouri.
20. i. James, may have been the one that moved to Gallia Co., Ohio
21. ii. John, died before 29 December 1843, unmarried, the administration of his estate lists his brothers and sisters as his heirs.
22. iii. Hugh married Polly (Mary) Moore 27 April 1802, daughter of Andrew Moore. Minister John Howell. They had sons Andrew Moore Fulton and James Fulton
23. iv. Eleanor(13) (Ellen) married John Shannon, Jr. 26 May 1801, as orphan of James Fulton. Widowed by 1843.
24. v. Sally (Sarah)(14) married David Gunning 1 September 1807.
4. Elizabeth Fulton (James1) who was born in 1732 was married 23 June 1753 to Samuel McCutcheon b. ca. 1728 in Maryland, the son of John McCutcheon. He d. after 1807. Lived in Rockbridge Co., Va. Buried Old North Mountain (Bethel) Graveyard. (McCutcheon Family Bible)
Children of Samuel and Elizabeth (Fulton) McCutcheon were:
25. i. James born 13 March 1754, died as an infant
26. ii. John born 01 March 1755; married December 1789 Agnes Porter, Rockbridge Co., Virginia. Moved to Tennessee 1790. Died 1841, Davidson Co., Tennessee.
27. iii. Sarah born 10 January 1757 in Augusta Co., married Joseph Pinkerton 27 April 1787 in Augusta Co.
28. iv. William born 17 November 1758, Augusta Co., married Jean Finley 20 June 1794; died 28 June 1848 Augusta Co., Va. Burial: Old North Mountain Graveyard.
29. v. Elizabeth born 10 June 1760, Augusta Co., Va., died unmarried 21 Jan 1847. She is buried at the Old North Mountain graveyard.
30. vi. Margaret born 16 November 1762, Augusta Co., died as an infant.
31. vii. Elinor, born 28 June 1764
32. viii. Margaret, born 06 April 1766, Augusta Co., married Joseph Smith 11 March 1800 Augusta Co. Admin. of Joseph's estate Blount Co., Tennessee in 1815.
33. ix. Samuel, Jr., born 16 May 1768, married Catharine Almonrode.
34. x. Jane, born 16 April 1770, Augusta Co. married Samuel Rucker.
35. xi. Frances born 01 March 1772 married Samuel McCutcheon (cousin of her father).
36. xii. James, born September 1775, Augusta Co. married Hannah Hopkins (1801).
5. John Fulton (James1), planter, married his cousin, Mary Steele, daughter of Andrew Steele(?) (15) . In Capt. McCutcheon's Co. in the Revolution. His will was proved 21 September 1790. Lived at Greenville, Virginia. He sold 200 acres adjoining Thomas Beard on Moffett's Creek to William Fulton on 18 August, 1758. His will written in 1789 names the following children:
+ 37. i. James Fulton, who was born 10 August 1755, died 14 Feb. 1834 at the age of 79. Buried Bethel Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Augusta County, Virginia
+ 38. ii. Andrew(16) Fulton, born circa 1756, married Elizabeth Hall, daughter of Edward and Eleanor Stuart Hall and a sister to Sarah Hall Tate Fulton.
39. iii. Margaret Fulton married Andrew Wardlaw, 5 August 1792
40. iv. Sarah Fulton married William Ramsey in October, 1794.
+ 41. v. Samuel Fulton, married 2 October 1795 to Margaret Givens.
+42. vi. William Fulton (17) , b. bond or license date 15 June 1802 to marry Martha Graham (Nickname Patsy). Martha was the daughter of William Graham, deceased. On 6 October 1801, he purchased the 109 acres that his father had devised to his brother Samuel.
44. viii.Elizabeth Fulton(20) married, 3 December 1801, John Caldwell
6. William Fulton (James1) died before 28 June 1802 when his will was probated and after 9 February 1802, the date that he wrote the will. This will was filed in Augusta Co. Virginia but was omitted from Chalkley's records. William Fulton married Margaret Lusk.(21) William was a farmer and as one of the younger sons did not receive an education and signed his will with his mark instead of a signature. William bought 200 acres 15 August 1758 from John Fulton located on the south side of Moffet's Creek adjoining William Kennedy's corner. William Fulton was quite young when his father died. As a result, William deviated from the traditional naming pattern of that era and named his eldest son after the brother, John, who had looked after him and remained close to him throughout his life until John's death in 1790. (There is some question whether he is the son or grandson of James Fulton. Some sources say he was the son of John which makes sense considering land was transferred from John to William)
The children of William Fulton and Margaret Lusk whose names were:
45. i. Elizabeth, birthdate unknown, married Robert McKnight 2 May 1807The will of William Fulton does not mention the name of his son John nor his daughter Sarah, but the wills of his other two sons, William, Jr. and Hugh clearly states that John is their brother. Also Sarah's husband, James Strong and married children moved in with Hugh, William, and Martha and were apparently living there in 1850 with no sign of Sarah indicating that she was a deceased member of the family and that her family was taken in and cared for by her brothers and sister, although perhaps, somewhat grudgingly, as they clearly indicated they had given them all they deserved and the balance of the estate was to go to Harvey Fulton and John's children.
46. ii. Mary, birthdate unknown
47. iii. Jane, birthdate unknown, married 4 October 1808 to William McKnight.
+ 48. iv. John born circa 1776; died 27 March 1855
49. v. Hugh born 1778; died unmarried in January 1857
50. vi. William Fulton born 1780; died unmarried in August 1854
+ 51. vii. Sally (Sarah) born circa 1781, underage in 1798 when her father sent a letter
of permission for her to marry James Strong.(24)
+ 52. viii.Martha, born circa 1783, died 19 September 1860
53. ix. David, birthdate unknown, was named in his father's will in 1802, but seems to have left Augusta County. [David Fulton's Uncles John and William Lusk were in the Carolinas in 1772 when his grandfather, William Lusk died. His grandmother Elizabeth Lusk and Uncle Joseph moved to the Carolinas after William's death. David Fulton appears to have migrated into the Carolinas with other members of his mother's family as a young man.]
WILL OF WILLIAM FULTON
In the name of God Amen, I, William FULTON of the county of Augusta and State of Virginia being sick and weak of body, but of sound mind and perfect memory and knowing my mortality that it appointed for all men once to die do make this my last will in manner and form following, that is to say principally I recommend my soul to God who gave it and my body I commit to the dust to be buried in a Christian manner at the Discretion of my Executors and as touching such worldly estate wherewithal it hath pleased God to help me, I leave and bequeath as follows: I leave and bequeath to my two sons Hugh and William my tract or parcel of land on which I now live,to them their heirs and assigns I order them to maintain and take care of my well beloved wife her life, I also order them to take care of my four daughters, Mary, Elizabeth, Martha and Jane; likewise my son David while they live together. I order the most of my personal property to be divided amongst my children (at the discretion of Executors according to the necessity of my children.) I constitute and appoint my wife Margaret Executrix and my two sons Hugh and William Executors of my last will and do authorize them to dispose and make sale of any of the personal property at their direction for the use of my family and to make distribution of the rest of my effects not here bequeathed amongst my children as they think most proper and I do hereby revoke and disannul all other wills or bequeaths by me at any time made or done and I so ratifice and confirm this and no other to be my last will and testament in witness whereof hereunto set my hand and seal this 9th February 1802.
TesteWilliam McKeehisWilliam X FULTONmarkAt court held for Augusta County on Monday the 28th day of June 1802, this last will and testament of William FULTON, deceased was proved by the oaths of William McKee and Joseph Beard, two of the witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. And again at a court hearing held for the same county on Monday the ? day of February 1803, on the motion of Margaret FULTON Executrix and Hugh and William FULTON the Executors named in this last will and testament of William FULTON deceased who made oath according to law together with Thomas FULTON, other action was taken.Joseph Beard
We are indebted to the McCutcheon family for the information on Elizabeth and Eleanor Fulton, daughters of James Fulton, who married into the McCutcheon family. Notably "The McCutchen Trace" Vol 1, p 292-3, by Hildegard Smith, Family Bible records, in possession of descendants in Covington, Va and others, Chalkley's records, etc.
The following William McCutcheon is believed to be the son of
and not the husband of Elinor Fulton McCutcheon as some have stated.
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Death & Marriage Notices,
Reformed Presbyterian Death & Marriage Notices from The Christian Magazine of the South, The Erskine Miscellany, and The Due West Telescope, 1843-1863
The Christian Magazine of the South
VI (December, 1848), 382-384.
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Death & Marriage Notices, 1843-1863, p.27
Died in Augusta County, Va., on the 29th of June, 1848, Mr. William McCutcheon, in
the 90th year of his age. A native of Virginia.… born November 27, 1758.… at the call
of his country, he took up his line of march to the defences of New York.… In 1806,
he united with the A. R. Church at Old Providence in Augusta County and was
elected to the office of ruling elder.
VIRGINIA MILITIA IN THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR[p.120]
Virginia's Share in the Military Movements of the Revolution
McCUTCHEON, WILLIAM.--Augusta, June 20, 1833. Born Nov. 27, 1758. Went into
service in 1778, every tenth man among the militia who had not families being
required to enter the regular service for one year. Took the oath June 3, and was
ordered by Col. Sampson Mathews to drive a wagon from Staunton to Valley Forge.
The wagon brigade to which he was attached was under Wagonmaster David Steele. They crossed the Blue Ridge by Rockfish Gap and took up a supply of bacon at Orange and Culpeper. Washington's army was met between Morristown, N. J., and the Hudson at King's Ferry. Soon after the battle of Monmouth they proceeded to White Plains. Declarant then presented to Gen. Greene a certificate from Col. Mathews, and asked to be returned to the ranks, his duties as wagoner being very tiresome. The request was refused. Discharged at Raritan River, June 1, 1779. Col. Thompson was wagonmaster general. Drafted, 1780, under Capt. Samuel McCutcheon, and Lt. John McCamie. Marched from Widow Tee's (Waynesboro), Sept. 1st, with the companies of Captains Smith, Long, Dickey and Given, and served three months at Richmond as guard, and were in no engagement. Long, the senior captain, acted as major. Declarant was Sergeant. Drafted in June, 1781, again under McCutchen, George Craig being lieutenant. The colonel was William Bowyer, the adjutant, Thomas Bell. Declarant served twenty days as Orderly Sergeant.
(NOTE: From McCutcheon descendants): SAMUEL MCCUTCHAN b. abt. 1700 near Glasgow, Scotland and d. 1797.
55. ii. Isaac Tate, b. ca. 1774, married 1) Esther Finley 2)Mary Steele.
56. iii. Mary (Polly) Tate married John Moore
57. iv. Elizabeth Tate married Andrew Steele
58. v. Sally Tate married Thomas Caldwell
Hugh and Sally Fulton had four children of their own:
59. i. Tabitha Fulton, born 14 February 1786; died in St. Charles, Missouri in 1834
60. ii. Sophia Fulton, born 14 April 1788, wife of Andrew Carr Bailey
61. iii. John Stuart Fulton, born 31 May 1790; died 18 August 1823
62. iv. Nancy Fulton, born 05 April 1793, wife of Judge Hugh
64. vi. Mary Tate Fulton, born 1801; died 1879; married Alfred Graham Metcalf in 1819
65. vii. James Rogers Fulton born 1803; died unmarried 1876
66. viii.Samuel Fulton died in early infancy
67. ix. Andrew Wardrop Fulton born 1806 was accidentally drowned in the Ohio River at age of seventeen.
68. x. Martha Starke Fulton born 1809 wife of Joseph Howe.
Robert's will was dated 28 February 1833, probated in August 1835. The executor was John B. Christian. (28) Robert and Isabelle sold land to John Ray 1811. Last record of them was in the 1820 census record. A son Robert, Jr. who was said to have lived near Greenville was not named in his will and does not appear in the later census records.
Children not necessarily in order of birth:
70. John Fulton
71. James Fulton b. abt 1806 Possibly moved to Wayne Co., Mo. with Uncle John
72. Robert, Jr. (?)Fulton said to have lived near Greenville
74. ii Nancy Ann Fulton b. 23 November 1806 in RockbridgeCounty,Virginia;
died 20 December 1920; married John Rutledge 17 March 1829
75. iii. Sally Fulton, born 15 August 1809, died 27 Sept. 1821 in Virginia
+76. iv. Elizabeth (Betsey) Fulton, born 6 December 1811 m. William Patterson
77. v. James Reid Fulton, born 31 October 1813; married Sarah Henry 13 May 1836.
78. vi. John H. Fulton born 29 October 1815 l
+ 79. vii. Robert Campbell Fulton, b. 24 November 1817
80. viiii. George Henry Fulton, b. 18 November 1819; d. 27 July 1862) Bachelor. Went to California in 1849; died with 3 of brother Robert's sons in Pacific Ocean. Nephew George Richard Fulton swam to shore of Mexico and lived.
81. ix. Orlando Fulton, b. 2 November 1822; d. 19 September
1824 in Virginia
Elizabeth Mitchell was the daughter of Thomas Mitchel and Elizabeth McClahan Moor, widow of Samuel Moor who was accidently killed in 1752. Elizabeth McClahan Moor died the 1 August 1779 in her 49th year. The family Bible of Thomas Mitchel is now owned by M. T. McClure. This Bible provides information on Elizabeth's family. Thomas Mitchel was born 23 September 1732 and died the 30 December 1806.
Another Bible in the possession of Vance McClure of Greenville, Virginia gives birth, death, and marriage records of James Fulton and his wife Elizabeth Mitchell and Elizabeth's parents.
Since James was 55 and Elizabeth was 44 when they were married,
there are no children noted. James Fulton sold land to John McClure a
few years before his death and the balance of James and Elizabeth's
estate was inherited by John McClure, the grandson of Elizabeth's
sister in 1834. Perhaps the reason for him being singled out over
other heirs is that Thomas McClure was the youngest son of Andrew and
Mary Mitchell McClure, who was born near Waynesboro, Augusta County,
Virginia August 11, 1795 was raised by his aunt Elizabeth Mitchell
Fulton after his mother died when he was only three weeks old. Some of
the letters in the book "McClures of Virginia" are from Thomas McClure.
Eleanor Mitchel, a widow, and her son, John, settled in Augusta County, 1747. Their farm cornered John Tate and David Doak. John Mitchel died testate, 1771, leaving a wife Elizabeth and six children, Thomas; Robert, born 1734, surveyor 1774; John, died 1783 leaving his property to the children of Andrew Russell, Jr. and Elizabeth Turk, daughter of Thomas; James, born circa 1740, died 1806, was a Revolutionary Soldier who served in Captain Tate's Company with Major Hugh Fulton; Eleanor who married Mathew Willson, Sr. and Mary who married a Wright.
38. Andrew Fulton (John 2, James1) born circa 1756, was married in 1783 (31) to Elizabeth Hall, daughter of Edward(32) and Eleanor Stuart (33) Hall and a sister to Sarah Hall Tate Fulton, who married Major Hugh Fulton. Andrew died between 1816 and 1819, but for some reason, his son did not file the administrator's bond until 1835.(34) Andrew was not an officer in the Revolution as some sources have reported. He was a private according to his Revolutionary War papers and did not become an officer until after the Revolutionary War while serving in the Augusta County militia.
The 1810 census indicates that there were two young females
besides the mother living in this household. One was under 16 years of
age and one was under 26 years of age. Three sons were listed in the
1810 census. The eldest son, John H., had already left home by 1810.
The following children have been identified through the Grantor-Grantee
indexes and the settlement of Andrew's estate:
83. ii. Edward H. Fulton born circa 1794. His obituary states that he died 12 May 1849, age 55, a native of Augusta County, but had been a resident of this county.....Abingdon Virginian, 12 May 1849 (23 May 1849).(35) He was a farmer and a surveyor.
84. iii. Sarah Fulton born circa 1796, married 4 May 1815 to Dr. Elijah L. Williams of Nelson County, Kentucky, by the Reverend John McCue. Marriage bond was dated 2 May 1815.
+ 85. iv. Andrew Stuart Fulton born 29 September 1800.
86. v. Elizabeth Fulton born circa 1800, unmarried.
87. vi. Dr. James Fulton born circa 1802 (48 years old in 1850 census), a physician who lived in Waynesboro. His wife Evaline, and his sisters Elizabeth Fulton and Sarah (Sally) Williams were living in his household in 1850.
Page 238 - 15th October 1790. Edward Hall's will
To wife, Eleanor; to son, Alexander; to son Benjamin; to children, viz: Isaac Hall, Sarah Fulton, Thomas Hall, Elizabeth Fulton, already provided for; to son, John. Executors, friends Benj. Stuart, Andrew Fulton, Archibald Stuart. Teste: Archibald Stuart, Wm. Kenedy, Alex. Steward, Eleanor Stuart, Elizabeth Stuart. Proved 20th September , 1796 by Alex. Stewart and Wm. Kennedy.
The children were returned to a Givens uncle in Augusta County
when their father died. (38)
89. ii. Elizabeth married Charles Patton 5 September 1822.
+ 90. iii. John Givens (40) remained in Augusta
91. Samuel H. Fulton
93. John Fulton, b. 2 January 1808; died 8 May 1887
48. John Fulton (William2, James1) born circa 1776; married 27 February 1806 to Jane McCutcheon; died 27 March 1855
The children of John Fulton and Jane McCutcheon were:
95. Margaret married Alexander Smiley 28 October 1842
51. Sally (Sarah) (William2, James1) married, 2 November 1798(41) , James Strong, b. ca. 1766, was still living at the age of 84 in Hugh Fulton's household in the 1850 census. Sally died after 1835 and prior to 1850. Her children were named in her bachelor brothers' wills. The recent discovery of a letter written by Hugh & William Fulton to their brothers in law and sisters has revealed two more Strong children, namely Peggy and William.
98. Amanda Strong 5 Nov 1825, married William S. East,
December 21, 1846 in Rockbridge Co., Va. Had a son David E. 3 and an
unnamed 1 month old daughter in 1850 Rockbridge Census records. She
died 4 Sep 1879 at the age of 54 in Pisgah, Rockbridge, Va. of kidney
"Augusta County, Virginia, September 18th 1835. (wording and
spelling as written)
Dear Brothers and Sister, I take this opportunity of sending you
a few lines letting you know that we are all well at this time and that
all our relations and acquaintances is generaly all in their
usual State of Health. James Strong and Sarah is as well as usual.
Sarah has been something better than when I wrote to you. Their
family is scattering of from them. Peggy and William Strong is both
married and doing for them selves. Peggy maried William Reany
(Haines) a widdower that had five children before the ware maried.
William Strong is maried to Miss July Ann Risk and is living near
the old people. John Fulton's family is all well. Sum of them was here
a few days ago. I have nothing very strange at this time to write to
you. Small crops mist very much this last harvest. Wheat is very light.
Spring crop has done tolarabel well oats and corn is as good as
common. John Byers the Bearer has been in this county at this time,
intending sending these few lines with him. I have not had any letters
nor any perticular account from you for a long time. I wish you would
write perticularly to me respecting you and your family it wold be a
sattisfaction to me to hear from you all and to hear that you were well
nothing more at present but remains your brothers and sisters until
death. Willliam & Robert Knight
Hugh and William"
52. Martha Fulton (William2, James1)born circa 1783; died 19 September 1860, unmarried. There seems to be no stigma associated with the birth of Harvey Fulton, but the circumstances remain unknown.
Her only child:
Will Book 35, page 454, will of William FULTON
To my sister, Martha, 1/2 of her support to be charged to my estate; as to Rachel Hays, Cyrus Strong and Amanda East, I think my brother, Hugh FULTON, has given them all they are entitled to. To Harvey FULTON's children, 1/2 of all real and personal property. Other half to my brother, John FULTON's children. Executors: Harvey FULTON & John Carson: dated 29 May 1850, Proved 23 February 1857
Will of Hugh Fulton
Will Book 35, page 454, will of Hugh FULTON--To my sister, Matty FULTON, 150 acres of land being part of the old place, and land stands for her services to the family after my death. My negroes to William Harvey FULTON--he not to sell out of the neighborhood. Money to niece Rachel Hays, nephew Cyrus Strong, niece Amanda East; to Harvey FULTON's 5 children and to my brother John FULTON's 2 daughters, personal estate; William Harvey FULTON to have no part in personal estate. Executor, John Baldwin; dated 5 December 1856; proved 23 February 1857
Death Register, Augusta County, Virginia, 1853-1896, Line 1954-- Martha FULTON, died September 19, 1860, Newport, of old age, 77; parents: William and Margaret FULTON; born Augusta County; unmarried; information by son, Harvey FULTON
Will Book 38, page 28, will of Martha FULTON--To my son, Harvey FULTON, all landed estate as willed to me by Hugh FULTON. Executor, William Smiley; dated 14 January 1858; proved December 24, 1860
73. Hugh Fulton 4 (John3,Hugh 2,James1) born 29 January 1805; died 24 April 1867;
married 1 November 1832 to Mary McFadden (b. 21 September 1812 - d.23
December 1899), daughter of John McFadden
101. ii. Rachel Margaret Fulton b. 14 February 1836, d. 24 Oct. 1918
102. iii. John William Fulton b. 29 September 1838, d. 16 June 1920
103. iv. Horatio Thompson Fulton b. 3 August 1841, d. 22 Aug 1918
104. v. James Campbell Fulton b. 28 May 1844 d. 9 Jan 1858 in Va.
105. vi. Zachery Taylor Fulton b. 28 March 1847, d. 23 Sept 1935
107. ii. Edward Rutledge
108. iii. Virginia A. Rutledge
109. iv. Augustus C. Rutledge
110. v. Caroline Rutledge
111. vi. John T.(or F.) Rutledge, age 21 in 1850 Wayne Co.,
113. ii. Sarah Patterson b. Abt. 1838
114. iii. James F. Patterson b. Abt. 1839
115. iv. Martha A. Patterson b. Abt. 1849
116. v. George E. (or R.) Patterson b. January 21, 1845 d. Aug. 18, 1910
117. vi. William Patterson b. About 1848
118. vii. Orlando Patterson b. in 1850 (infant)
119. viii. Andrew Patterson b. Abt 1852 (See below - 1870)
120. ix. Finley Patterson b. Abt 1856 (See below - 1870)
"History of Southest Missouri"
George R. Paterson was born in Wayne Co. Mo. Jan. 21, 1845. His parents , William and Eliza (Fulton) Paterson, were Virginians, and came to Wayne Co. Mo. in 1835. They purchased 640 acres of land where Patterson now is, and the town was named in his honor. Four of their nine children are now living: John, George R., Finlay, and Andrew. George R. has always resided on the farm which his father purchased. In 1865 he made a trip to California, via New York and the Isthmus of Panama, and was enaged in copper-mined the three years that he was there. Since 1868 he has followed the occupation of farming, with the exception of two years spent in merchandising at Mill Spring. He own 300 acres of land, and is considered a first-class farmer. March 27, 1887, he and Martha E. Settle were united in Marriage. They are members of the Baptist Church. Fort Benton, where the Federal troops camped was on Mr. Patterson's land, and he would often go in and camp with them. In 1863 a raid was made on the camp, several persons being killed, and Mr. patterson's house was made a hospital.
Wayne Co. Cemetery book has:
George R. Patterson b. Jan. 21, 1845, d. Aug. 18, 1910
Martha E. (Settle) Patterson, b. Sept. 28, 1860. d. May 25, 1937
Buried in Patterson Cemetery
79. Robert Campbell Fulton4) (John3, Hugh2 , James1) born 24 November 1817, died 10 March 1862 Virginia City, Nevada; married Maria Nall. She died 4 February 1862 in Virginia City, Nevada.
122. ii. George Richard Fulton51 born 4 July 1855; died 6 Jan. 1901; married Mary Jane Berry a.k.a. "Jennie" (b. 22 Feb. 1859 b. Edwardsville, Ill; d. 15 Feb. 1935, Chester Co.,PA.). Photo of this family. Their children are identified in the photo. Lone family survivor of the burning and sinking of the SS Golden Gate. Swam to shore to Mexico and lived during drowning incident with his brothers and uncle.Scanned copy of the article "When the Golden Gate Went Down-A Semi-Centennial Reminiscence by Jennie Berry Fulton originally from "Sine Nomine", Vol. 2, No 3, pp. 71-73 published in Chester, Pa. on March 1, 1913. Page 74; Page 75; and Page 76
122b. iii. Walter Fulton51 born
122c. iv. Edmund Fulton51 born
90. John Givens4 Fulton (Samuel3, John2, James1) was born circa 1812. J. Givens remained in Augusta County, Virginia as late as the 1850 census. On 27 September 1837, he married Maria C. Thorpe (Tharpe) born circa 1813, Baltimore, Maryland, daughter of George & Catherine Thorpe. John Givens Fulton died circa 1876, and probably bankrupt. The Grantors-Grantees list of Augusta County, Virginia shows the distribution of his estate to C.H., J.G., Jr. etc. 1876-1878.
The children listed in the 1850 census for Givens Fulton were:
124. ii. James Fulton born circa 1840
125. iii. Mary Ann Fulton born circa 1844
126. iv. John G.W. Fulton born circa 1846 (Also known as J. Givens, Jr.) married Alice S. Feller, daughter of Rebecca Hook and Rev. Samuel Feller (according to Hooke family records); by 1911 John G. was deceased.
127. v. Clement H. Fulton born circa 1847 married 24 November 1886 to Fanny C. Arey (also Arie).
128. vi. Anna M. Fulton born circa 1849; married 30 November 1871 to James William Bell of the Long Glade.
129. vii. James A. G.(?), born circa 1849
99. Harvey Fulton4 (Martha3, William 2, James1,) born 9 October 1801, Augusta Co., Virginia, was married on 1 December 1825, Augusta Co., Virginia, by Rev. James Morrison, in the Great Calf Pasture River area of New Providence Presbyterian Church to Ellen Smiley(44) . Harvey was greatly favored by his two uncles over their other nieces & nephews and was chosen to inherit the land which was purchased for his grandfather out of James Fulton's estate in 1759. It has been clearly stated that he was a grandson of William and Margaret Lusk Fulton although his father is unknown. Harvey Fulton, until after Hugh and William Fulton died, lived in a beautiful part of the county on the Great Calfpasture River over in what is called Deerfield Valley on the western side of the county. That is where his two daughters Mary Jane and Virginia met their husbands. The Claytons and Kennedys are found in that area. Until Harvey was born, there were no known male heirs bearing the name of Fulton in this branch of the family; thus, Harvey, the supposed illegitimate son of Martha, was chosen to inherit the family property.
The children of Harvey Fulton and Ellen Smiley were:
132. ii. Martha A. Fulton, born circa 1828; married 19 April 1851, to Andrew J. Cole
133. iii. Virginia Fulton, born circa 1830; married Hugh Young Kennedy, 13 March 1848
+ 134. iv. Hugh Fulton, born 10 June 1833, married 23 July 1852, to Mary Ann Beck(45)
135. v. Archibald Fulton, born circa 1835, age 15 in 1850 census. No further records after the 1850 census.
+ 136. vi. William Harvey Fulton (46) , born 7 March 1836; died 12 July 1906; buried at New Providence; married 3 November 1869, to Letitia Martin Berry, born 7 June 1838; died 6 October 1906.
137. vii. Clemenza Emma Fulton, born 1838; married 29 November 1866, to David Dice.
138. viii. Deniza Adaline Fulton, born 3 August 1844; died 28 July 1932; buried New Providence; married 13 December 1866, to John Ralston Berry(47)
139. ix. Robert, born circa 1846; no further records after the
census of 1850
Garrett F. TIDWELL became postmaster at Brunot (little town, northern Wayne County) the day before his marriage (Rose Fulton Cramer, Wayne County, Missouri (1972), p. 310). He did that for two years, and then he and Rachel FULTON TIDWELL moved west to Newton County, MO, where several other TIDWELL familiies had moved. Apparently they farmed near Rocky Comfort. This town is across on the McDonald County side of the line, although there is some reason to think he might also have been a storekeeper. There he and Rachel had two children, but the first-born Alexander F. died at age 6 mos. in 1871 (lived April 3 - September 9). I have not found what the "F" stands for in either the father's or son's middle name.
The child that lived to maturity was Mary Luella TIDWELL b.
November 24,1872. After her father's death in 1886, she and her
mother Rachel FULTON TIDWELL moved back to south-eastern Missouri and
the daughter, Mary Luella, became the first of this family, so far as
is known, to attend college. (Several ancestors had been school
teachers, but it is not known to what extent they had the benefit
of college.) Mary Luella attended what then was the normal school
at Cape Girardeau, and now is a regional state university, and was
employed a few years afterward as a teacher in Piedmont, MO.
There Mary Luella met, and married on October 17, 1894, Thomas A.
LEEPER. The town in Wayne County was named in honor of his
father, William T. LEEPER, who was more prominent than most
ancestors. Since she had no other family, the widowed Rachel
FULTON TIDWELL continued to live with her daughter, Mary Luella and the
new husband, who was in the lumber business. His business took
them all to Oregon in the early 1900s, but after a mill fire, they
moved back east, to a small town near Little Rock, Benton.
It was there that Rachel FULTON TIDWELL died October 24, 1918, at the
age of 82, a victim of the fluepidemic of that year. She had
never lived a day of her life not in the same home as her daughter, a
most unusual fact for someone who was long-lived. She left
her daughter and son-in-law and four living grandchildren, but the son-in-law would also die later that year.
Mary Luella TIDWELL LEEPER lived an even longer life, not
dying until March 3, 1967 at age 94 in Vinita, Craig Co., OK, a town in
which one of her daughters was then living. When I met her
in the late 1950s, she was in her 80s, but well into some form of
senility, so that she barely recognized her grand-daughter, in
whose parents' home she'd lived for a time, years earlier.
122. George Richard Fulton51 born 4 July 1855; died 6 Jan. 1901; married Mary Jane Berry a.k.a. "Jennie" (b. 22 Feb. 1859 b. Edwardsville, Ill; d. 15 Feb. 1935, Chester Co.,PA.). Photo of this family. Their children are identified in the photo. Lone family survivor of the burning and sinking of the SS Golden Gate. Swam to shore to Mexico and lived during drowning incident with his brothers and uncle.Scanned copy of the article "When the Golden Gate Went Down-A Semi-Centennial Reminiscence by Jennie Berry Fulton originally from "Sine Nomine", Vol. 2, No 3, pp. 71-73 published in Chester, Pa. on March 1, 1913. Page 74; Page 75; and Page 76
Children added later and not included in document numbering system. Names and Dates provided by Robert Fathauer.
a. Blanche Evelyn b. 28 September 1877; d. 2 Jan. 1882 Chester Co. Pa.
b. Mabel Rains b. 9 February 1879, Edwardsville, Ill. m. Rev. Elisha Safford
c. Robert Berry b. 28 January 1881, m. Mary Pugh Segner
d. Frances Maria b. 4 May 1883, Chester Co., Pa. m. Robert Chester Spencer
e. Josephine Nall b. 7 Sept. 1887, Chester Co., Pa. d. July 1889
f. Amy Day b. 17 Sept 1893 Chester Co., Pa.; m. 12 Feb 1919 Chester Co., Pa. to Walter William Fathauer d. 21 Feb 1980-1982 Decatur, Il
g. George Richard, Jr. b. 11 Aug. 1895 Chester Co., Pa. m. Marion Emma Pinchbeck
h. John Rutledge, b. 7 Dec. 1898 Chester Co., Pa. m. Grace May Bartlett
134. Hugh Fulton5 (Harvey4, Martha3, William 2, James1) was born 10 June 1833, in Augusta County, Virginia. He married 23 July 1852 in Augusta County, to Mary Ann Beck who was born 9 November 1834 in Augusta County, Virginia. She was the daughter of David(48) and Nancy (Henderson) (49) Beck. Original Photo of David and Nancy Beck taken in 1874 in possession of author. Hugh died 9 December 1910 and Mary Ann died 21 May 1911. They are buried in the Centre Cemetery in Henry County, Iowa.
140. i. Nancy Ellen b. 23 December 1853 married Benjamin F. Jarrard. (See copy of original Marriage Certificate below.)
141. ii. Lemuel B. born 1855, died unmarried
+ 142. iii. Denise Esther, born 1858 married Milton Arie. Died leaving seven children as orphans. Hugh and Mary Ann raised the baby Mary Pearl who married a Leeper. Nora married a Palmeter and lived in Bushnell, Illinois at the time of her grandparents death. In 1954 she was living in Fort Madison, Iowa with her son Arthur. Milton and Clyde Arie were living in Cameron, Ill; Thomas Arie was in Augusta, Montana; Arthur and Jessie Arie were in Bushnell as recorded in the settlement of Hugh Fulton's estate in 1910 and Mary Ann's in 1911.
143. iv. William H. born 1861. William was in Wichita, Kansas when his father died. His nephew says he moved to Galesburg, Illinois, but a photo found among my grandmother's things in my mother's attic has written on the back Lottie Fulton wife of William H. Fulton and her son Robert Fulton taken in Los Angeles, California. Her son is said to live within five miles of Lottie. Another photo shows Robert's four children, one boy and three girls.
144. v. Ida Bell born 1863 married Edmund F. Conover. One daughter Edna Conover.
145. vi. David H. born 1866, moved to Walker, Arizona
146. vii. John Wesley, born 1867, died at Mt. Pleasant, Iowa,
142. Denise Esther6 (Hugh5, Harvey4, Martha3, William2 , James1), born 1858 married Milton Arie. Died before 1900, leaving seven children as orphans.
149. iii. Clyde Arie in Cameron, Illnois in 1910
150. iv. Thomas Arie b. 1899 in Illinois, in Augusta, Montana in 1910. Went to Canada in 1912 and married Grace Rouse in 1914. They moved back to Montana and returned to Canada in 1917 and eventually settled near Stenena dn farmed until his death in 1969. They had four children: Edith, Norman, Dave & Gordon.
151. v. Arthur Arie in Bushnell, Ill in 1910 Married Gladys McKenty in Montana around 1918. He died in July, 1958 and she died in October 1990. They had five children: Richard b. ca. 1919 in Montana or Saskatchewan, Canada. He married Bea ____ and had Catherine Ann, Nancy. and Teresa; Arlowine b. 7/1/1920 in Canora, Saskatchewan and mar. Adrian Brinck 2/6/1944, he was b. 10/1913, d. 7/2003; Dale b. 192? d. July 1988 m. Zona; twins John (Jack) m. Louise Campanell and James (Jim) b. March 192?, m. Mary Bacchos d. 1985?, m. Patsy 1986
152. vi. Jessie Arie in Bushnell, Ill in 1910
153. vii. Mary Pearl Arie married Frank Leeper. Pearl as
she was known by the family, was only a baby when her mother died and
she was raised by her grandparents Hugh and Mary Ann (Beck) Fulton.
Two daughters of John Fulton named in Rockbridge Co. History.
1. Martha married George Reed 6 December 1792; d. of John & Jean
2. Jane married James Risk 20 May 1813, Min. George A. Baxter, d. of John.
Francis Fulton of Rockbridge and wife Eleanor.
1. Mary married Timothy Pennington 23 February 1785, d. Francis & Eleanor, bond or license date only.
2. Alexander married Sarah Caldwell, 1 March
1787; d. Joseph, s. Francis min-James McConnell, Presbyterian.
Other Rockbridge marriages with some uncertainty of placement:
1. Hugh Fulton married Mary McFadden, daughter of John McFadden on 1 November 1832. (Now placed, thanks to George Fulton.)
2. Moses Fulton married Hannah Cunningham 9 March 1840, daughter of Katherine. Minister James Morrison.
3. Nancy Fulton & Samuel Miller 3 Jan. 1826; bride alias Ricket, min-Andrew Heron, Presbyterian
4. John Fulton and Ann Ritchey 22 August 1822;
d. James min-James Morrison, Presbyterian.
2. In 1738, Governor Gooch of Virginia began sporting with the rights of the Indians in the "Upper Country" by issuing patents for large tracts of land to his favorites. Thus we find him issuing a patent to the Augusta section of the Valley on the 12th day of August 1736 to William Beverley and his associates for 118,491 acres, known as the Beverley Manor. The grant for Beverley Manor had no sooner been issued than the grantees sought industriously to attract immigrants from the northern colonies and from Europe. Advertisements were conspicuously displayed in Alexandria, Philadelphia, and other seaports, and were sent to Europe by settlers who wished to draw their friends after them. From the Scotch and Irish settlements in Pennsylvania emigrants began to pour into the Valley.
John Lewis was supposedly the
first settler in this area. The following is a partial list of deeds of
land made by William Beverly in his manor, the number of acres and the
name of the person to whom the deed was issued between the years 1738
Legal business of the people west of the Blue Ridge continued to be transacted at the Orange Court-House until the organization of the county in Staunton in 1745.
The Episcopal Church was still the Established Church in Virginia, when John Caldwell and others asked for protection in the exercise of their religious preferences and a Mr. Anderson visited Virginia in 1738 bearing a letter from the Synod of Philadelphia to Gov. Gooch and was kindly received. The next probationer was Mr. Dunlap of the Presbytery of New York who spent three months in the neighborhood of Staunton in the year of 1739. In this year, Mr. Jno. Thompson of the Presbytery of Donegal, also visited the valley, spent some time in Augusta and was active in promoting the Presbyterian cause in Virginia. Through his instrumentality, Mr. John Craig was sent to Augusta in 1739 by the Presbytery of Donegal, and ultimately became pastor of Tinkling Spring and Augusta Churches and the pastor to some of our early Fulton ancestors.
3. James Fulton's will referred to David and Thomas as the two young boys. He did not use the term infant which was customary for those under sixteen. It follows that David and Thomas were over sixteen, but under twenty one, unmarried, and still living at home and the two youngest sons of James.
5. The number of horses in this family was a conservative amount considering the amount of land they owned requiring "horse power" to farm and the number of sons in the family to use these teams. One can only assume that Hugh also had horses he already owned and that much of the 637 1/2 acres may have been located on nearby mountain slopes too steep to farm.
6. It was customary to leave the father's inheritance to the eldest son and perchance the mother's dowry to the second son. The younger sons were often forced to seek a trade or to work out an indenturement if the parents weren't of adequate means to buy other land for them. Apparently, James, Sr. had enough to provide other land for William and John, but James was then charged with the care of the young boys as long as they lived at home or until they were able to survive on their own. When James, Jr. died, John then took over the nurture of the younger boys.
9. An item recorded, 19 September 1797, shows David Fulton, grantee to Sampson Mathews, grantor of Richmond, attorney for James McCutcheon, eldest son and heir at law of William McCutchen, deceased on head waters of Carthie's River, house of Samuel McCutchen. Debt was paid by David Fulton.[It appears that David was saving his sister, Eleanor, from possible eviction by paying the debt on the house her family was living in. David had already written his will leaving the balance of his estate to his brother Thomas and sister Jean, unmarried. He died soon thereafter.]
10. Will recorded in Will Book 10, page 71 (not abstracted in Chalkley, Vol. III). Left all of her estate to which she was entitled to her brother Thomas. Teste: William Cutcheon, Jr.; William McCutcheon, Sr. and Samuel McCutcheon. Will Book 10, page 106, Inventory of personalty of Jane Fulton by Joseph Ewing, Robert Hanna, and James Strong.
Will Book 23, page 352, Administrators Bond in estate of John Fulton, with Benjamin F. Graham, adm.; 28 December 1840.
Will Book 23, page 368, inventory of personalty
Will Book 23, page 371, Sale of Personalty, 30 December 1840.
Deed Book 64, page 298, 29 December 1843 Hugh Fulton, Ellen Shannon (widow) late Fulton, James Fulton, David Gunning and Sarah (late Fulton) to Gilbert Dempster 146 acres, south side of Great Road to Lexington above Greenville. Said Hugh, Ellen, James and Sarah all heirs of John Fulton, deceased. Reference to chancery suit by Fulton administrator vs. Fulton heirs. A check of the drawer in which the chancery suit should be fails to produce the bundle--supposed to be drawer 180.
14. Original marriage records of Augusta County, Virginia. Marriage bond, dated 14 September 1807 states Sarah Fulton is the daughter of James Fulton, deceased and David Gunning testifies that from the best information that he has from his parents he is over 22 years of age.
15. The Andrew Steele Family by Mildred Goeller has John Fulton as a supposed son-in-law as his name appears on the will as a witness. Only evidence that Mary was a Steele. Andrew Steel was born 1706 in Ireland and was the son of Richard Steele. They came to Virgiinia by way of Pennsylvania and were members of the Old Providence Church.
16. Andrew was an elder at Tinkling Spring congregation and an officer at the Battle of Guilford Courthouse. He was a member of Virginia House of Delegates 1811-1812 and was famous throughout the Valley for the silver plate he had in his head as the result of his wounds at Guilford.
17. William was an infant when his father died in 1790, so he cannot be the William who went to Gallia County in 1806, nor the father of James born in 1751. Nor can he be the William who married Margaret Lusk who was having children born during the years of 1771-1790.
18. Bill filed in Wyeth Co. O.S. 162 NS 57 Guillion vs. Fulton in Wyeth Co. 1799. In 1783, Hugh Fulton was a deputy surveyor in Montgomery County. He moved to Mason Co. Kentucky in 1790. Samuel Fulton and Hugh Fulton were brothers. In the chancery suit Tate vs. Tate, Hugh Fulton of Flemingsburg, Kentucky states that he did not marry Sarah Tate.
20. When Elizabeth married John Caldwell, she was listed as the daughter of Mary Fulton. This was mistakenly interpreted that she was the daughter of James Fulton, deceased, whose wife was also named Mary. However, she is the daughter of John Fulton and Mary Steele. Her father, John, was also deceased by the time she married.
21. Margaret Lusk was the youngest daughter of William and Elizabeth Lusk. In the County Court Judgments, August, 1749--William Lusk testifies that he came from "Lancaster, Penna, Paxton Township. "In will book 4, page 423, Augusta Co., August, 1771, the will of William Lusk mentions "sons John and William in Carolina" and son Joseph, wife Elizabeth, Sara and Margaret daughters. Joseph and his mother apparently followed his brothers to the Carolinas after William's death. Judge Charles W. Lusk, of the Sixth judicial district court of Hamilton County, Tenn., traced his lineage to Joseph Lusk, a Revolutionary Soldier who was born in Augusta County and emigrated to Carolina. The Lusks can be found in the South Carolina census records of 1790-1800.
23. William Fulton also deposed at the house of Charles Campbell in Rockbridge County on the 5 July 1805, that he was a schoolteacher and taught Joseph Graham 1778-1779. His ability to give a deposition in 1805 and the fact that William, who died in 1802, could not read or write proves that the schoolmaster is another William and not the William who married Margaret Lusk and was deceased. It would follow then that the schoolmaster was the William who went to Ohio with his nephew or son to teach the children there.
24. All marriage records are taken from the index made from 1969-1971 by Mrs. Katherine Bushman of Staunton, Virginia. Vogt-Keithley took their marriage records from the State Library which was incomplete.
25. The two Hughs, sons of John and Hugh should not be confused. Sarah Hall Tate Fulton, wife of Major Hugh, died in Nicholas County, at Carlisle, Ky. while Flemingsburg is in Fleming County. Fleming was created in 1798 from Mason County (from Bourbon in 1788). Nicholas was created from Bourbon and Madison Co. in 1799. Hugh, the surveyor is the one who went to Flemingsburg, not Major Hugh.
27. Sarah was a daughter of Edward and Eleanor Stuart Hall. Eleanor was the daughter of Archibald Stuart born in Ireland and Janet Brown Stuart, the elder sister of the Rev. John Brown, the first pastor at New Providence and Timber Ridge Presbyterian Churches.
29. Dates on John Fulton Family are from the Bible Records transcribed by Rose Fulton Cramer and provided by George Fulton. The History of Wayne County, Missouri, by Rose Fulton Cramer Also Robert Fathuer and his aunt Louise Fathauer did most of the research on this family and provided the photo of Jennie Berry and George Richard Fulton..
p. 114: "The vanguard of the second wave of Virginia settlers arrived in 1829 and 1830. This second wave is the colony known as Virginia Settlement; it was a community at Patterson and the land to the north and northeast."
pp. 115-116: "Another numerous family was the Fultons. John and Jane Reid Fulton came from Rockbridge County, Virginia, in their old age. Like the Davis family, they came overland in a wagon train. Most of the Fultons settled on land northwest or north of Patterson. John Fulton's son, Hugh, had married Mary McFaddin in Virginia and they had three children, Nancy Jane, Rachel, and John W. Fulton when they made the hard overland journey to Virginia Settlement. Also in the wagon with them was Mary's brother, Orlando McFaddin. When they arrived at Virginia Settlement Hugh Fulton bought a mile-long strip of land along lower Camp Creek. Children born to Hugh and Mary after coming to Virginia Settlement were Horatio Thompson, James, Zachary Taylor, Joseph, Hugh, junior, and Paxton Hull, who later founded the bank of Piedmont. "Other sons of John Fulton, senior, came with the caravan: John, junior, Robert Campbell, George, and James. Robert Campbell Fulton received the original patent to land adjoining Francis Clark on the east. At the time of the Comstock Lode discovery, he went to Virginia City, Nevada, where he died. His brother, James Fulton, settled southeast of Patterson. His daughter, Jane, became William Daffron's first wife. "John Fulton had a daughter, Elizabeth, who married William Patterson in Virginia. William and Elizabeth Patterson and two children, John and Sarah, came to Virginia Settlement in 1835, purchasing the Joseph Parish Spanish grant section of land that became a town named Patterson in his honor. Other children born to them at Patterson were James, Martha, George, William, Orlando, Andrew, and Findley Patterson. George Patterson has been incorrectly named as the founder of Patterson. "During the Civil War the Union army camped on William Patterson's land, and at the Battle of Patterson his home was used as the hospital. It still stands, and there is a tale that cannon balls are still in the log walls, now covered with weatherboarding."
31. In the Revolutionary War application for pension for Elizabeth Hall Fulton, Andrew McClure certifies that he was present for the marriage of Andrew Fulton and Elizabeth Hall in 1783 before marriage records were kept in Augusta County, Virginia.
33. Eleanor Stuart was the daughter of Archibald Stuart, Sr. She was married 24 April 174 to Edward Hall; his father was Isaac Hall and his mother Sarah Atkinson Hall. The Halls came from County Armagh, Ireland in 1736. The Hall land adjoined the Stuart land in Augusta Co. Eleanor inherited the land from her father, land about five miles from the present city of Waynesboro and adjoining the land Mr. Hall inherited from his family.
37. Chalkley, Chronicles of Augusta County, Virginia, Vol. II, pp. 235 Major Dowell vs. Ramsey's administrators. In 1795 orator made verbal contract with James Ramsay, Andrew Fulton, and Samuel Fulton and Andrew Steele for a part of 50,000 acres which had been located in the name of Ramsay, 30,000 acres were located in Lee County.
38. Guardian records - Alexander R. Givens was made guardian of Eliza Fulton, orphan of Samuel Fulton, 2 September 1822. On 5 September 1822, Charles Patton procured a marriage bond to marry Eliza Fulton, orphan of Samuel Fulton, deceased. Michael Meyhoffer pastor of Salem Lutheran Church in Mount Sidney area married them on the same day.
40. John Givens Fulton appears several times in the compilation of Executors, Administrators, and Guardian Bonds of Rockingham Co. 1778-1864 and more than fifty times in the Grantor-Grantee lists of Augusta County, Virginia as well as his sons, J. Givens, Jr. and James A. G. Fulton.
43. Judge Fulton seems to have been given some credit for getting the family to agree to a STUART spelling instead of the older STEWART spelling. Others say that Judge Archibald Stuart of Staunton was also active in this effort.
45. Daughter of David Beck and Nancy Henderson. David Beck was the son of Daniel Beck and Elizabeth Summers, daughter of John Summers and Elizabeth Reidenauer. Nancy Henderson was the daughter of George Henderson. John Summers had come to Augusta County, Virginia from Montgomery County, Pennsylvania in the 1740's.
46. DB 85, page 548, 12 November 1870. Harvey FULTON to William H. FULTON, a tract of land, but not to be in his possession until after the death of Harvey `Fullton'--given for love and affection for his son, William H. FULTON; also after death of Harvey FULTON, William H. to pay Virginia E. Kennedy, $400; Mary Clayton, $400; Hugh FULTON, $1400; Clemenza Dice, $400; Deniza Adaline Berry, $400. The acreage was 126 acres adjoining John W. Beard and David Beard, William M. FULTON, and William Lucas and others-- the only land owned by Harvey FULTON.
48. David Beck was the son of Daniel Beck and Elizabeth Summers of Augusta County, Virginia. He and Nancy Henderson were married in Augusta County, Virginia 5 November 1833. His mother Elizabeth Summers was the daughter of John Summers and Elizabeth Reidennaur. The American founder of the Summers Family was Hans George Summers (Sommer in the German), who with his wife Elizabeth and children, Johannes, Hans Martin, George, Peter and Margaretha Elizabeth arrived in Philadelphia on September 22, 1752, on the ship "Brothers", Captain William
Muir. Phillip and Henry, also sons arrived September 22, 1754 on the ship "Edinburg", James Russel, master. Hans George Summers resided in Lower Dublin Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania in 1769.
49. Nancy Henderson was the daughter of George Henderson and Nancy Reed. Her parents and older siblings were all born in Scotland. Her youngest sister Ann who married 1) Morgan Kincaid 2)Alexander Greiner, was born in Connecticut. Her sister Mary who was born in Scotland married William A. Buchanan who was born in Pennsylvania.
Fathauer, son of George Henry Fathauer, son of Amy Day Fulton, daughter
of George Richard Fulton has provided the names of two more children of
George Richard Fulton. (i.e. Walter and Edmund)