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HUGH R. FULTON, No. 65. 



Being Descendants of 


Born in Scotland 1713. Emigrated to America in 1753. 

Settled in Nottingham Township, Chester 

County, Penna., 1762. 

With a Record of the Known Descendants of 
Hugh Ramsey, of Nottingham, 


Joseph Miller, of Lancaster County, Pa. 

Compiled and Edited by / "^ J • <ri^ 



Phess of 
The New Era printing company 





TO THE Descendants of 

John Fulton. 


Scotch Fulton Crest, Fairbairne's Book of Family 

Crests, Great Britain and Ireland, Pi,. 51. 

Cr. 9. Crest on Keystone. 


Justice Sharswood in his memoir of Sir William 
Blackstone says : 

"A sad and dreary thought would it be to a man, 
that of dying unwept by any one, unhonored by anv sur- 
vivor, and entirely forgotten as soon as removed from 
sight. If not an actor upon the more prominent theatre 
of the world's history, within some narrower circle of 
society, his neighborhood, his friends, his family, or at 
least his descendants, every one looks anxiously forward, 
in the hope that his memory will be respectfully cher- 
ished, his faults and foibles overlooked and excused, his 
virtues adorned in their fairest and loveliest colours." 

Macaulay, the great English historian, says: "• They 
who take no pride in the deeds of a remote ancestry, 
will hardly be likely to accomplish anything worthy to 
be remembered by a remote posterity." 

The Fulton family crest reproduced from Fairbairnes' 
Book of Crests, of Great Britain and Ireland, with the 
legend "Things which we ourselves have done," and 
the motto "Rest is attained by labour," cut on the 
Pennsylvania Keystone, is not used by the compiler of 
this little book with any spirit of boastfulness, for in our 
opinion, the Fultons have had to earn almost all they 
have ever had. They have, by Divine Providence, been 
blessed with the capacity for work, and, therefore, in 
this day and generation, as it seems must have been the 
case with our ancestors in the days gone by, we recog- 
nize the law, that rest comes only after labor, and now 


even as then, we must do something in order that we 
may amount to anything. 

We have, therefore, industriously gathered this list of 
names, and the biographical sketches of our people, that 
we may know, as we should know, who we are, where 
we are from, and what our people have been doing in 
the years that are past. 

Hugh R. Fulton. 


History of the Fulton Family; Will of John Fulton i 


Genealogical Table ; Chart of Fulton Family 37 

Second generation, Mary Fulton; Revolutionary 
record of Captain James Fulton ; Fac-simile hand- 
writing and signature of Captain James Fulton at 
S2 ; Fac-simile receipt to Captain James Fulton, 
for pay of soldiers, 1777; James Fulton in Penn- 
sylvania Legislature; Head-stones, Oxford Ceme- 
tery, of James and Joseph Fulton; John Fulton, 
No. 5 53 


Third generation, John Fulton, No. 16; Fourth 
generation, Dr. D. W. Hutchison, Dr. James Ful- 
ton, William T. Fulton, Joseph M. Fulton, Hugh 
R. Fulton, Louis B. Fulton 80 


Fifth generation, James Hutchison Kerr, Dr. Geo. 
Kerr; Notes of Lizzie E. Kerr on Kerr Family; 
Kerr Family Crest — Unicorn's Head ; Dicky Fam- 
ily ; Fulton Family ; Hutchison Family ; Copies 
of Old Records from Family Bibles ; Court House 
Records 131 


The Ramsey Family; Genealogical Table, Chart of 
the Family ; Memoranda by Mrs. Elizabeth T. 
Watson 1 69 

The Miller Family; Genealogical Table, Chart of 
Family 191 


Robert Fulton; Genealogical Table and Chart 196 

David Ramsey, S. C. Fulton, James Alexander 
Fulton, John L. Fulton, Robert B. Fulton, Rev. 
Justin D. Fulton, James M. Fulton, Hugh Ful- 
ton, John Fulton, et al. ; General Index 201 


History of the Fulton Family. 

1 "VERY family has a history, every family has 
— ^ worthy and honored members who have been 
useful and respected and give occasion for a cer- 
tain family pride, which, if not over-estimated, or 
held to in a spirit of boastfulness or haughtiness, is 
generally considered laudable. 

The descendants of John Fulton have a family 
history which, although not voluminous or of daz- 
zling brilliancy, is one which we need have no 
desire to suppress. 

John Fulton, our ancestor farthest back in re- 
liable traditional history, was born in Lanarkshire, 
Scotland, in 1713. In .1743 he married a lady 
whose first name was Eleanore, but whose last 
name the writer has not learned. 

Three children were born to them in Lanark- 
shire, Scotland: Mary in 1745, Elizabeth in 1748, 
and James on February 2, 1751. 

When James, their son, was two years old, or 
in the year 1753, John Fulton and his wife Eleanore 


gathered their little family, Mary eight years old, 
Elizabeth five years old, and James two years, and 
with their baggage set sail for a new home in 

Grandfather James Fulton wrote a chapter of 
family history in 1832, in which he stated that he 
was born in Scotland on February 2, 1751. The 
presumption therefore follows that his father was 
also a native of Scotland, and was of full Scotch 
blood, and emigrated from Scotland to America. 

Mr. Watt, of the firm of Watt & Shand of Lan- 
caster, who is a native of the vicinity of Glasgow, 
Scotland, tells me that in his native neighborhood 
there are many families by the name of Fulton, and 
that in County Ayr, which lies southwest of Glas- 
gow, there are several of the name who are well 
to do and prosperous people. 

I take it as being most probable that John Ful- 
ton and family came from Lanarkshire in Scotland 
and set sail from the seaport towm of Glasgow, as 
that place lay near by on the west coast and would 
afford a quicker and cheaper trip to America. 

Tradition has it that the little family landed at 
New Castle, Delaware, or Baltimore, for James 
wrote that he had lived in Maryland for seven 


years, where his son John was born in 1755. 
Then in 1762 he moved to Chester County, Pa., 
where he had resided ever since. 

In 1772 he purchased a tract of 260 acres of land 
from John Hawthorn for five and fifty pounds, or 
about $275.00. 

This land la}^ on the Big Elk Creek and the 
Oxford and New London Road, and included what 
are now the properties of Job Pugh, Peter Cald- 
well, or the old Charles McDonald farm, and the 
Henry Way place. 

John must have been a good business man and a 
good manager, for he built the fulling mill, the 
paper mill, and several farm buildings, and left a 
good estate, which is the best evidence of his in- 
dustry and frugality. 

His will was dated February 6, 1796, and proven 
at West Chester, March 24, 1796. 

His sons, James and John Fulton, were the ex- 

He was one of the elders of the Oxford Associate 
Presbyterian Church, and was one of the signers 
of a petition sent by that congregation in 1754 to 
the Associate Synod of Edinburgh for a minister to 
supply their pulpit. 


He gave a part of the ground where the Pres- 
byterian Church of Oxford now stands, the ground 
having been contributed by John Fuhon, Matthew 
Wilson and a Mr. Calvin. 

In the Forty-fifth Anniversary or Memorial Ser- 
mon of Rev. Wm. Easton, pastor of the United 
Presbyterian Church of Octoraro, I find the fol- 
lowing : 

" At my installation over the congregation of Ox- 
ford (then called East Nottingham) there were only 
nineteen members, and of these there were six 
who had not, at the Union, joined the Associate 
Reformed Church, namely : James Fulton, Rachel 
Fulton, John Hutchinson, Fulton Hutchinson, 
Elizabeth Hutchinson and Agnes Thompson. The 
other thirteen were a remnant of the Associate 
Reformed Church in Oxford, who refused to fol- 
low Mr. Dickey into the General Assembly Pres- 
byterian Church. 

"These faithful servants of God have now all 
been called home. At my installation the congre- 
gation of Oxford met for worship in the paper mill 
of James Fulton, Esq. 

" It was at the house of this venerable man, I 
was informed that Reverend Messrs John Anderson 


and Thomas Beveridge lodged together, while 
the Declaration and Testimony of the Associate 
Presbytery was by them jointly written and 

Of the petitioners for a Pastor for the Asso- 
ciate Presbyterian Church of Oxford, Mr. Easton 
says : 

"A majority of the people who thus petitioned 
were emigrants from Scotland and Ireland, intelli- 
gent and faithful men, firmly attached to the prin- 
ciples of the Reformation, and of whom an his- 
torian has truly testified ' that a more intelligent, 
virtuous and resolute class of men than these 
Scotch-Irish, never settled any country. 

" 'They were manly, pious, honest, honorable, 
full of love for truth and freedom, and willing to 
peril all, even to martyrdom itself, for what they 
believed to be the right.'" 

The family as we find it in 1796, at the decease 
of John Fulton, was as follows : 

Mary Proudfit, wife of Rev. James Proudfit, of 
Salem or Perth, N. Y. 

Elizabeth Hutchinson, wife of James Hutchin- 
son, Esq., of East Nottingham (Elizabeth, how- 
ever, died before her father). 


James Fulton, who married Margaret Miller, 
daughter of Col. Joseph Miller, of Bartville, Lan- 
caster County, on November 25, 1781. 

John Fulton, Jr., who married Margaret Dickey, 
and after her decease, E&ther Cooper. 

Susanna Clarkson, wife of Reverend James 
Clarkson, Pastor of the Hopewell United Presby- 
terian Church, York County, and 

Jane Wilson, wife of Matthew Wilson, of East 

In 1776, James Fulton, the eldest son of John 
Fulton, born in Scotland on February 2, 175 1, 
entered the Colonial Army. 

He served three terms of service, the first two 
terms as Lieutenant, and the last as a Lieutenant 
acting as Captain of a Company. 

First : On July 3, 1776, he was commissioned by 
John Morton, Speaker of the House of Represen- 
tatives of Pennsylvania, as Lieutenant of Militia 
for two months' service, in the company commanded 
by Capt. Joseph Gardner, in the regiment of Col. 
Wm. Montgomery, Lieut. Col. Evan Evans, of 
Chester County, Pa. 

The Regiment joined Gen. Washington in New 
Jersey, marched to Trenton, to Princeton, to New 


Brunswick, and to Perth Amboy, thence to Wood- 

Second: Mustered December, 1776, as a Lieu- 
tenant, and was under Gen. Putnam about Phila- 
delphia, Pa. Was on duty at Burlington and 
Crosswicks, and in the battle of Trenton, N. J., in 
the Battalion of Col. Evan Evans. Gen. Miff- 
lin, of Penna., was in command of the Brigade 
at Trenton. Jos. Gardner was Captain of the 
Company. Andrew Boyd was First Lieutenant. 

Third : Lieutenant acting as Captain of the Com- 
pany. Mustered October i, 1777, under Gen. Pot- 
ter, served at Reading, and Philadelphia, although 
at first only First Lieutenant, he passed muster and 
received pay and rations as Captain under orders 
of the Secretary of War. 

The Regimental officers were, Col. George 
Pierce, Maj. John Culbertson. 

An incident has been related of grandfather's 
army experience, which is told for truth, and is 
worth repeating here. 

That story is, that John Watt, a Mr. Ewing, and 
James Fulton, were fighting side by side in the 
same company in the battle of Trenton, when a 
ball took a button from Watt's coat, Ewing was 


killed, and another ball went through Fulton's cap 
and through his hair. 

This we regard as a pretty spicy revolutionary 
war story, but those who went through some of the 
battles of the Rebellion will readily admit its prob- 
able truth. 

Grandfather was a good scholar, was a public- 
spirited citizen, and took some part in local and 
state politics. 

He belonged to the party known in his time as 
the Republican party. In 1802 they called them- 
selves Republican Democrats, but the prefix was 
finally dropped and those of their political faith are 
now the Democratic party. 

He was elected to the Legislature of Pennsyl- 
vania in the fall of 1802, and took his seat as a 
member of that body, on Tuesday, December 7th 
of that year. 

The Legislature at that time held its sessions in 
the old Court House, Penn Square, Lancaster. 

The Chester county delegation to that session, as 
shown by the House Journal found in the State 
Library at Harrisburg, was James Fulton, Joseph 
Park, Edward Darlington, Thomas Taylor, and 
Methuselah Davis. 


He was also reelected by the people of his 
county by a strong vote to the succeeding sessions 
of 1803 and 1804, and again in 1804 and 1805. 

In his services as a legislator, he was active and 
aggressive. He served on several important com- 
mittees, as shown by the Journal, and performed 
his duties according to the present ideas of good 

John Fulton, the second son, who was the first of 
the family born in this country, was married twice. 

The first wife was Margaret Dickey, by whom 
he had three children, Elizabeth, married to David 
Lafevre,John who died young, and Mary who 
married Ecles and lived in Steubenville, O. 

By his second wife, Esther Cooper, there was 
issue five children, as follows: (i) Thomas; (2) 
James C. ; (3) Andrew ; (4) Jamima ; (5) Jefferson 
C. ; (6) George Washington ; (7) Eleanor R. ; (8) 
Matthew Wilson. 

The similarity of names, James, Jefferson, and 
Matthew Wilson, indicating a disposition to cling 
to family names, is a matter too often overlooked 
in finding names for children. 

John, No. 5, sold out his interest in the Fulling 
Mill on Elk Creek, East Nottingham, to his brother 


James on May 6, 1805, and moved to Pittsburg. 
He is said to have lived at New Brighton, Beaver 
County, Pa., and is reported to have prospered in 
business and left a large estate. 

George W. Fulton, No. 198, or 28 A, was the 
youngest son living, and went into the business of 
manufacturing buttons, and thereby amassed a 
fortune, and died wealthv. 

Andrew Fulton, No. 26, established the brass 
and bell foundry business in Pittsburg in 1832, 
which has proven itself a wonderful enterprise. In 
1883, it is said, that the establishment had almost 
a monopoly of the business of furnishing bells for 
the western river steamboats, and for schools and 

In the year 1883 I met a Mr. Bailey, a member 
of a firm of barge builders in Pittsburg, who said 
to me that he was well acquainted with old Andy 
Fulton, as he was familiarly called, and that he 
had had a long and successful business experience, 
and that Andrew (Dick) Fulton, a son of Samuel 
Fulton, had been mayor of Pittsburg, that he 
was married, and had two daughters. 

Thomas C. Fulton, No. 204, George Washing- 
ton Fulton, No. 218, and Louis B. Fulton, No. 208, 

THOS. C. FULTON, No. 204. 


were engineers in the U. S. Navy during the Civil 
War. James B. Fulton, No. 203, was chief engi- 
neer of the U. S. gunboat Louisville, in the Civil 
War, and afterwards Chief Engineer Mound City- 
Navy Yard. 

Louis B. Fulton, No. 208, is the president of 
the Chaplin, Fulton Mfg. Co., Bell and Brass 
Founders, at 28 Penn Avenue, Pittsburg, who are 
successors to A. Fulton's Son & Co. 

Matthew H. Fulton, No. 221, served in the 
army during the Civil War, in the 9th Pennsylva- 
nia Reserves, and was wounded in the battle of 
Gaines' Mill. He was taken prisoner when 
wounded at Savage Station, and was held for 
three months a prisoner of war in Richmond. He 
went to Bucyrus, Ohio, in 1866, where he has 
been postmaster and mayor. His son, James 
Edward, served in the war with Spain. 

Elizabeth Fulton, No. 3, who came over from 
Scotland with her parents when only five years of 
age, and who married James Hutchison, Esq., of 
East Nottingham, was a member of the Oxford 
Associate Reformed and of the United Presbyterian 
Church. They had seven children : 

I. Eleanore, No. 9, married to James Wilson, of 
York County, Pa. 


2. Jane Hutchison, No. lo (unmarried). 

3. Elizabeth, No. 11 (unmarried). 

4. James Hutchison, No. 12, married to Eliza- 
beth Watt. 

5. John Hutchison, No. 13 (unmarried). 

6. David Hutchison, No. 14, .married to Fannie 

7. Fulton Hutchison, No. 15, married to Elea- 
nore Fulton. 

Jane Fulton, No. 6, married Matthew Wilson, of 
East Nottingham, who was the grandfather of R. 
Frank Wilson, Matthew and John Wilson. 

We have little record of the families of Susan 
Fulton, No. 7, who married Rev. James Clarkson, 
or of Mary Fulton, No. 2, who ' married Rev. 
James Proudfit. 

James Fulton's children were : (i) John Fulton, 
No. 16; (2) Rachel Fulton, No. 17; (3) Joseph 
Fulton, No. 18 ; (4) Eleanore M. Fulton, No. 19 ; 
(5) Miller Fulton, No. 20 ; and (6) James Jefferson 
Fulton, No. 21. 

John never married, was well educated ; was 
said to be fine looking, and fond of dress, but 
somewhat extravagant. His father built him a 
paper mill on Muddy Run, Chester County, three 


miles above Oxford. The mill" caught fire and 
burned down. Grandfather built him another, but 
the business and the rebuilding of mills, and the 
lack of sufficient insurance in those days, proved 
disastrous, and run his father into financial em- 
barrassment in 1818. 

John then went South to Georgia, was fortunate 
in getting good positions and large salaries. 

While in the South he occasionally visited his 
relatives in Pennsylvania, and being a polished and 
genial gentleman, was always gladly received. 

The writer remembers his last visit to father's 
house in East Nottingham in 1854. -^^ ^^^ then 
about 70 years of age. Was tall and straight, 
though beginning to show age. Shortly after this 
visit he returned to Petersburg, Va., where, after a 
short illness, he died, about 1854. 

Joseph Fulton, No. 18, who married Martha 
Watt, had no children. He owned the John A. 
Kerr farm and the McHenry Mill in East Notting- 
ham. He sold the mill, however some years be- 
fore he died, and left the farm with considerable 
personal property to his wife. He died December 
27, 1844, 60 years of age. 

Eleanore M. Fulton, No. 19, married Fulton 


Hutchison, No. 15, and lived on the old farm at 
J. Hervy Hutchison's near Elk Dale. Their chil- 
dren were: (i) Margaret Hutchison; (2) Rachel 
Hutchison, married Rev. Ephraim Stevenson ; (3) 
Eliza Hutchison, married to John Patterson ; (4) 
James Banks Hutchison, of California; (5) John 
Reed Hutchison; (6) David Stevens Hutchison; 
(7) Mary F. Hutchison, married to Joseph Hutch- 

8. Fulton Ankrim Hutchison, a minister of the 
U. P. Church at Noblestown, Pa. 

9. Ellen Hutchison. 

10. Joseph Hutchison, deceased. 

11. Wm. G. Hutchison, who married Ann Eliza 
Campbell, both deceased. 

James Jefferson Fulton, No. 21, was born on the 
old James Fulton homestead on the Big Elk Creek 
on February 18, 1801. He received a common 
school education, and learned the trade of paper 
making. An old da3'-book shows that James J. 
and Miller Fulton were in partnership in running 
the fulling mill and paper mill on Big Elk from 
1823 to 1827. 

Immediately on the dissolution of this partner- 
ship, James J. found another partner and married 


Nancy Ann Ramsey, a daughter of Hugh Ramsey, 
of East Nottingham. 

He continued to manufacture paper at Elk mills, 
McCrery's mill, and Eshleman's mill in Lancaster 

In 1831, 1832 and 1833, he and Samuel Bahill 
formed a copartnership and carried on the business 
of making wall paper by the old fashioned hand 
presses in the two-storied frame building which 
stood on the corner of East King and Duke Streets, 
Lancaster, where the Court House now stands. 

They drew a length of paper into the press by 
hand ; they rolled the colors on the form by hand ; 
they pushed around a large lever by hand to press 
down the form on the paper ; then it was thrown back 
and another length drawn through. It took hard 
work all day to run off a few hundred lengths of 

What would that good old man think, if he should 
step into one of our modern printing offices to-day, 
and see the Goss perfecting press doing practically 
the same kind of work and running off ten thousand 
pieces an hour, fold them, and hand them out to 
the boys ? 

He saw the first locomotive stand at the Lancas- 
ter station in 1835. 


The Baldwin compound locomotive of to-day is 
as unlike the original engine now in the National 
Museum at Washington, as the old screw down or 
lever press is unlike a Goss perfecting press. 

The Pennsylvania railroad was built only sixty- 
seven years ago. The development of manufac- 
turing, printing, and public conveyance in that 
time has been wonderful. 

The telegraph, telephone, and electric power 
have all been developed to great perfection within 
the last seventy years. I heard father sa}^ the first 
time he went to Pittsburg, which, I think, was 
about 1841, he had to go by packet boat on the 
canal for some distance. When John Fulton went 
west in 1805, Pittsburg and Beaver were on the 

When father and mother lived in Lancaster, they 
were members of the Presbyterian church here. 

In the pastor's book of the church we find this 
entry : 

James J. Fulton admitted to membership Sep- 
tember 30, 183 1. Nancy Ann Fulton admitted to 
membership same date, both on certificate. 

October 2, 1832, certificates of dismission at 
their request, granted both. 


In an old family Bible I find that Margaret Jane 
and Rachel Mariah, the only daughters, both died 
in Lancaster, the former on August i6, 183 1, 10 
months old, the latter on June 19, 1832, 4 years 
and 2 months old. 

Father and mother, while living in Lancaster, oc- 
cupied a two-story stone house on East King Street, 
some half a dozen doors east of the Leopard Hotel. 

Mother has told the writer that the children were 
buried in the lower end of the old Presbyterian 
graveyard in Lancaster City. 

On leaving the City they removed to Eshleman's, 
now David W. Jackson's, mill, on the west branch 
of the Octoraro, in Bart Township, at which place 
Dr. James Fulton was born, November 12, 1832. 

In conclusion, we may, by way of a tribute of 
respect to our parents, as well as historical fact, re- 
mark that they did not in the least degree fall 
short of the standard of integrity and honor set up 
by our great-grandfather, John Fulton. 

Father was a man of more than ordinary natural 
talent. His memory had an iron grasp. For him 
to read a book was to know its contents when he 
was through. As an historian, there were few in 
our section of the county who could equal him. 


The history of America, the French and In- 
dian War, the struggle of the colonies for freedom, 
the battles fought, the movements of the armies, 
and the meritorious conduct of the different offi- 
cers appeared as familiar to him as if he had been 
on the ground and knew the facts personalh\ 
He enjoyed the discussion of, and sometimes 
grew severe in criticism, of national and local po- 
litical affairs. He had a large and long square 
head, he wore a 7^ hat, and was a man of re- 
markable nerve power. The blackest plug to- 
bacco and the strongest coffee were suitable to his 
taste and nerves. He was cool and deliberate, and 
was a good penman. His day-books are to this 
day a model of neatness and accuracy. He was 
pushed forward by his neighbors at one time for the 
Legislature. He declined, however, to electioneer 
for the office. His opponent, Mark Hudson, can- 
vassed the county in his eagerness to get the office, 
and secured the nomination by a majority of one 

He was a trustee and an elder of the West Not- 
tingham Presbyterian Church for twenty-five years, 
and was alwa3^s attentive and consistent in the per- 
formance of his duties. 


Mother, however, has the credit of being the 
financial success of our family. 

She was a good manager, and could gather up $5 
or $10 worth of marketing when many a woman 
would fail to see anything, and she would make 
the proceeds buy the most useful things. She was 
the cashier of the family, and, although sH'e never 
had a big bank account, there was always money 
to pay the pew rent and buy clothing and school 

Mother was a politician. She was the bitterest 
opponent of human slavery I ever knew, and had 
many heated discussions about the time of the 
breaking out of the Rebellion with her lady ac- 
quaintances of pro-slaver}^ and secession ideas on 
the border lands. (We lived within half a mile of 
Mason and Dixon's line.) The unreasonable con- 
duct and bad language of a Catholic neighbor in 
Lancaster city while living there had the effect of 
making her a very zealous Protestant and skillful 
in debate on that subject. 

She and father were both radical on all ques- 
tions. They never allowed an opportunity to es- 
cape for stamping their condemnation of rum 
drinking and gambling. They were certainly 



true Christians, and were respected by all who 
knew them. 

The Scotch Fulton Crest, taken from Fairbarnes' 
book of Crests of Great Britain and Ireland, found 
in the State Library at Harrisburg, is authority for 
the conclusion that our ancestors in Scotland had 
considered the matter of Crest or Coat of Arms, 

very carefully, and had adopted what seemed to 
them appropriate. 

The Stag lodged on a mount regardant, rest- 
ing, yet watchfully looking around, and with the 
legend, " Things which we ourselves have done," 
and the motto, " Rest is attained by labor," are 
very suggestive of laborious watchful industry, 


and of safe escape from the hounds of the 

There is a work on Heraldry in America, by 
Eugene Zerber, published by Bailey, Banks & 
Biddle, Philadelphia, which says that the fact that 
arms were borne here in Colonial times creates of 
them American arms, and a sufficient authority for 
their use b}- descendants of the old families. 

That there is no reason why any individual 
should be deterred from preserving for himself or 
his children the heraldic devices which were borne 
by his ancestors, even though in our own land such 
devices have no governmental recognition and are 
not of official record in any herald's office. 

Cussans, in his work, remarks that "It is no 
matter of surprise that Americans, particularly 
those in the Eastern States, with all their venera- 
tion for republican principles, should be desirous 
of tracing their origin to the early settlers, and of 
proving their descent from these single-hearted 
God-fearing men, who sought in a foreign land 
that religious liberty which was denied them at 


By Mrs. Eliza J. Kerr. 

Came to Chester County from Scotland ; was a 
fuller by trade ; must have come to America about 
1 753 5 gave a part of the grounds where the Pres- 
byterian Church and the old graveyard, in Oxford, 
now stands. The grounds being contributed by 
John Fulton, Matthew Wilson and a Mr. Calvin. 
The papers for this ground were lost by his son 
John on his way to Pittsburgh. 

John Fulton owned a large tract of land, 260 
acres, between Oxford and New London Cross 
Roads. All that section along Elk Creek by Finley 
Crowl's later Theodore Kirk's and now Henry 
Way's and Charles McDonald's old place, including 
the mill property, now Job Pugh's mill, and had 
in his time a paper mill and fulling mill. He 
was one of the Elders of the Oxford Associate 
Presbyterian Church one hundred and twenty-four 
(124) years ago (1877 ), when the first call was sent 
to Scotland for an associate Presbyterian preacher. 

In answer to this urgent request the Synod sent 
to Pennsylvania in 1753 two ordained ministers as 


missionaries, Rev. Alexander Gellatley and Andrew 
Arnot. Mr. Gellatley was to remain permanently 
in this country ; Mr. Arnot was to return after two 
years. These faithful men left Scotland in the 
summer of 1753 and arrived here near the close 
of the year. 

See Rev. Easton's memorial sermon. Was con- 
sidered wealthy;, was a smart, shrewd Scotchman 
of full Scotch blood. 

Copy of John Fulton's (No. i) Will. 

Recorded in the Office of the Register of Wills 
of Chester County in Book 9, page 397. 

John Fulton's 1 Know all men by these presents 
Will. I that I, John Fulton, of East Not- 

tingham Township being weak in body but of 
perfect and sound mind and memory, calling to 
mind the mortality of m}" body, and that it is ap- 
pointed unto all men once to die. Do make this my 
last will and testament, and as touching m}^ worldly 
Estate wherewith God hath blessed me I dispose 
of in the following manner : First. I give and de- 
vise unto my son James Fulton all my land and 
tenements on the west side of the creek now in his 
possession with the appurtenances to him, his heirs, 


and assigns, as also all that land lying on the East 
side of the Creek. Beginning at the Creek, at the 
place the State Road crosses the Creek, thence. along 
the course the State Road was laid out until the 
new Race along the new race until the waste gate, 
thence a straight course to a post at the west end 
of the Fenders four perches North of the tail Race, 
thence up the tail race and between the paper mill 
and the fulling mill along the trunk and two 
perches East of the mouth of the trunk, Thence to 
an apple tree south of the Great Road nigh the 
paper mill and from thence a straight course to a 
white oak on Robert Currey's line and thence to 
the creek westward with the Paper Mill and all the 
appurtenances to him, his heirs, and assigns. 

I give a Devise unto my son John Fulton all the 
remainder of my lands and fulling mill. Houses, 
and Tenements, with the appurtenances to him, his 
hqirs, and assigns forever, allowing to each of my 
sons the benefit of the waters to the fulling mill 
and paper mill as formerly. 

I Give and bequeath unto my son-in-law, Rev. 
James Proudfoot the sum of three Pounds Current 
money. I give a Bequeath unto my son-in-law 
James Hutchinson Three Pounds Current money. 
I give a bequeath unto my daughter Susanna, 
Eight pounds Current money and as much furni- 
ture and property as my daughter Jennet has got- 
ten from me. I give and Bequeath to my son-in- 


law Mathew Wilson Three Pounds. I give and 
Bequeath unto my Daughter Jennet Wilson, Forty 
Seven Pounds current money. I give and Be- 
queath unto my Deceased Daughter Elizabeth's 
Children the sum of Forty Seven Pounds to be 
equally divided amongst them, or such of them as 
will be living, to be paid four years after my De- 
cease. I give and Bequeath to my Grand Daughter 
Mary Proudfoot the sum of Forty Seven Pounds 
Current mone}' to be paid to her when she arrives 
at the age of Eighteen years, and if she dies be- 
fore she arrives at that age, my will is, that her 
part be equally divided among my Children that 
will be living at the time of her decease. I give 
and Bequeath unto ni}^ Loving Wife Eleanor one 
full Third of the lands and tenements Devised to 
my son John or the profits thereof during her nat- 
ural life and that In lieu of Dower out of the lands 
and appurtenances Devised to my son James, my 
will is that he pay her Five Pounds Current money, 
Annually, During her natural life ; and further my 
will is, and I do hereby allow that the Furniture 
Bequeathed to my Daughter Susanna equal to 
what my Daughter Jennet received from me when 
she was married, shall be taken out of my per- 
sonal Estate. My will is, and I do hereby give 
and Bequeath all the remainder of my personal 
Estate to my loving wife Eleanor to dispose at her 
pleasure ; and, lastly, my will is, and I do hereby 


order, that my Son John pay all the Several leg- 
acies herein Bequeathed agreeable to law, and 

At the times mentioned Respectively Except the 
Bequeathments out of the personal estate out of his 
share of the land and appurtenances and that my 
Son James have his part free and clear of any in- 
cumbrance, Saving five Pounds Annually to his 
Mother during her natural life, and I do hereby 
nominate and appoint and order my son James 
Fulton and my son John Fulton Executors of this 
my last will and testament in witness whereof I 
have hereunto set my hand and Seal this fifth day 
of February A.D. One Thousand Seven Hundred 
and Six [Ninety omitted]. John Fulton [seal] 
Signed, Sealed, Published, Pronounced and De- 
clared by the aforesaid John Fulton to be his last 
will and testament in the presence of us whose 
names are subscribed as witnesses. 

Nathaniel Hudders, William Buchanan, Philip 

Proven at West Chester, March 24, 1796, and 
letters granted to John and James Fulton. 

Chart No. i ; ist, 2d and 3d Generations. 

I. Mary, 2. 
m. Rev. James Proudfit. 

I. Mary, 8. 

II. Elizabeth, 3. 
m. James Hutchison. 

I. Eleanor Miller, 9. 
II. Jane, 10. 

III. Elizabeth, 11. 

IV. James, 12. 
V. John, 13. 

VI. David, 14. 
VII. Fulton, 15. 



III. James, 4. 
m. Margaret Milld 

I. John, 16. i 

II. Rachel, 17. 

III. Joseph, 18. 

IV. Eleanor Miller, 
V. Miller, 20. 

VI. James Jefferson, 

Chart No. 2 ; 4th Generation. 

Eleauore M. Hutchison, 9. 
m. James Wilson. 

I. John, 32. 
II. James, t,t,. 

III. David, 34. 

IV. Elizabeth, 35. 
V. Margaret, 36. 

James Hutchison, 12. 
ni. Elizabeth Watt. 

I. Eliza Jane, 37. 
II. Susan Eleanor, 38. 

III. Martha A., 39. 

IV. James Hervey, 40. 

V. Margaret Charlotte, 41. 
VI. Mary Amanda, 42. 

David Hutchison, 
m. Fannie Watt: 

I. James Fulton, 451 
II. John Watt, 44. 

III. David Watt, 45. 

IV. Joseph M., 46. 
V. Fulton C, 47. 

VI. MargarettaE., 4J 

4th Generation, continued. 

Robert Wilson, 30. 
tn. Lydia . 


I. Matthew James, 67. 

II. Phoebe Wilson, 68. 

III. Tamar Jane, 685^. 

IV. Robert Franklin, 69. 
V. John, 70. 

John F. Clarkson. 31. 

I. Andrew, 71. 



V. Jane, 6. 
m. Matthew Wilson. 

I. John, 29. 
II. Robert, 30. 

[V. John, 5. 
Margaret Dickey. 

lary, 21 5^. 
;iizabeth, 22. 
ohn, 23. 

ond Marriage. 
isther Cooper. 
*homas, 24. 
ames C, 25. 
indrew, 26. 
eminia, 27. 
efferson C., 28. 
ieorge W., 198. 
Jleanor R., 199. 
»Iatthew Wilson, 200. 

on Htitchison, 15. James J. Fulton, 21. 

:anore M. Fulton, 19. m. Nancy Ann Ramsey. 

Vlargaret Jane, 49. I. Rachel Maria, 60. 

liza A., 50. II. Margaret Jane, 61. 

.Rachel, 51. HI. James, 62. 

ames Banks, 52. IV. Wm. Thompson, 63. 

ohn Reed, 53. V. Joseph Miller, 64. 

David Stevens, 54. VI. Hugh Ramsey, 65. 
Mary Fulton, 55. 
Fulton Ankrim, 56. 
511en, 57. 
oseph, 58. 
i^^illiam Gustavus,59. 

VI. Susan, 7. 
m. Rev. James Clarkson. 

I, John Fulton, 31. 

Andrew Fulton, 26. 
m. Jane Magee. 

I. John C, 209. 
II. Samuel M., 210. 

III. Jane M., 211. 

IV. Christopher S., 212. 
V. Fr'cis M'Allister, 213. 

VI. Henrietta, 214. 
VII. Margaret M., 215. 
VIII. Andrew, Jr., 216. 
IX. Eliza M., 217. 

Chart No. 3 ; 5th Generation. 

John Wilson, 32. 
m. Charlotte Watt. 

I. James Marshall, 72 
[I. John David, 73. 

David Wilson, 34. 
ni. Jane Manifold. 

I. James, 74. 
II. Henry, 75. 

III. Elizabeth, 76. 

IV. Alexander, 77. 
V. John, 78. 

VI. Amanda, 79. 


Margaret Wilson) 
m. John Collini 
I. John, 80. 
II. Eleanor, 81. I 

III. Margaret Jane, i 

IV. James, 82. 

V. Elizabeth, 83. 
VI. David, 84. 

5th Generation continued. 

James F. Hutchison, 43. 
ni. Jane H. Dickey. 

Samuel Dickey, 105. 
David Watt, 106. 
Jane Dickey, 107. 

David W. Hutchison, 45. 
m. Jane A. Noble. 

I. William Noble, 108. 
II. David C, 109. 

III. Susan Noble, no. 

IV. Francis Pringle, in. 
V. J. H. Andrew, 112. 

VI. Fannie Watt, 113. 
VII. Maggie Dickey, 114. 
VIII. Agnes, 115. 

5th Generation continued. 

Fxilton A. Hutchison, 56. 
m. Martha Buchanan. 


I. Ellen Cornelia, 128. 

II. Nancy Lavina, 129. 

III. Mary, 130. 

IV. Fulton, 131. 

William G. Hutchison, 59, 
m. Ann Eliza Campbell. 

I. Ross Alexander, 132. 
II. Sarah Fulton, 133. 

III. William Easton, 134. 

IV. Joseph Cooper, 135. 

Joseph M. Hutchisc 
m. Mary F. Hutchis 

I. Elizabeth, 116. 
II. David, 117. 

III. Fannie W., 118. 

IV. Maggie, 119. 
V. Amelia, 120. 

VI. Josephine, 121. 

James Fulton, ( 
m. Anna M. John 

I. Rebecca, 136. 
II. James, 137. 

III. Mary. 138- 

IV. William, 139. 
V. Carrie, 140. 

VI. Gertrude, 141. 

E.— Continued. 

J. Hutchison, 37. 
an Alexander Kerr. 

I . 
.mes Hutchison, 85. 

lizabeth Eleanor, 8€ 

eorge, 87. 

irah Thomson, 88. 

ihn Hervey, 89. 

asan Marjorie, 90. 

James H. Hutchison, 40. 
m. Nancy Dickey. 

I. Elizabeth, 91. 
II. Jane Dickey, 92. 

III. Susan Ellen, 93. 

IV. Maggie Dickey, 94. 
V. James Melville, 95. 

VI. Anna Martha, 96. 
VII. Ida Cornelia, 97. 

Mary A. Hutchison, 42. 
m. William Sherer. 

I. Uzzie Watt, 98. 
II. Marj' Ramsey, 99. 

III. Ella Rachel, 100. 

IV. Martha A., loi. 
V. Lina R., 102. 

VI. William John, 103. 
VII. James Hervey, 104. 

ta E. Hutchison, 
. J. Cyrus Kerr. 

. L/izzie, 122. 
mnie Watt, 123. 
ivid Fulton, 124. 

Eliza A. Hutchison, 50. 
m. John Patterson. 

I. John Fulton, 125. 

Rachel Hutchison, 51. 
m. Rev. E. H. Stevenson 

I. Ephraim F., 126. 
II. Elizabeth Eleanore, 12: 

liam T. Fulton, 63. 
Hannah Kirk. 


:irk, 142. 
nnie E., I43- 
econd Marriage. 
mnie E. Keeper. 
;ieanor Jane, 144. 

Chart No. 4; 5th Generation, continued. 

Joseph M. Fulton, 64. 
ni. Sarah Anna Brown. 


I. Etta L,awrence, 145. 

II. Fred. Jefferson, 146. 

III. Alfred Miller, 147. 

IV. Norman Brown, 148. 

Hugh R. Fulton, 65. 
m. Sarah Thomson Kerr, 

I. Hugh Kerr, 149. 
II. Eleanore Jane, 150. 
III. John, 151. 


James B. Fulton, 6 
Thos. C. Fulton, 6; 
Louis B. Fulton, 6= 
Samuel M. Fulton" 
Margaret M. Fulto 
George W. Fulton, 
For the above see 
No. 5, Pittsburg 1 

Chart No. 5 ; 6th Generation. 

James H. Kerr, 85. 
tn. MarjT Ella Speer. 

George Kerr, 87. 
n. Annie Deibert. 

I. Helen Mary, 161. 
II. Guy Manning, 162. 

I. Minnie Love, 163. 

6th Generation, continued. 

William J. Sherer, 103. 
m. Elizabeth Grittinger. 

I. Mary Elizabeth, 175. 
II. William. 
III. Robert. 

Chart No. 6 ; 7th Generation. 

Helen May Kerr, 161. 
m. Henry M Blackmer. 

I. Myron Kerr, 192. 
II. Margaret Gray, 193. 

Samuel M. Fulton, 190. 
tn. Lizzie Bair. 

I. Susanna, 194. 
II. John Clarkson, 195. 

III. James Sample, 196. 

IV. Kathleen, 197. 


Maggie D. Hutchi 
m. James S. E 

I. Albert D., 164. 

II. Eli'th Hutchis 

III. Martie S., 166. 

John F. Patterson, 125. 
m. Charlotte I. McDowell. 

I. Austin McDowell, 176. 

Rebecca Fulton 
m. Charles E Mc: 
I. Charles E., 17 
II. Bertram, 178. 

III. James Fulton, 

IV. Helen Rebecc; 
V. William, 181. 



ij- James Wilson, 67. 
5)ecca C. Mclntire. 

bert B., 153- 
«a F., 154- 
dia Jane, 155. 
n Elizabeth, 156. 

Robert F. Wilson, 69. 
m. Agnes Thomson. 

I. Robert Thomson, 157. 
II. William, 158. 

Andrew Clarkson, 71. 

m. • 

I. Eliza, 159. 

iM. Hutchison, 95. 
\| Dora Gibson. 

rvey, 167. 
iiflliam, 168. 
ilville, 169. 
len, 170. 

Anna M. Hutchison, 96. 
m. William Eves. 

I. James, 171. 
II. Madge D., 172. 
III. Anna H., 173. 

Elizabeth W. Sherer, 98 
m. William R. Martin. 
I. Royle S., 174- 

rk Fulton, 142. 
! Sarah Kimble. 

^anette, 182. 

)bert, 183. 

agh Hodge, 184 
iDrence, 185. 

Eliza Clarkson, 159. 
m. James Sample Fulton. 
I. James C, 186. 
II. L,ouisa A., 187. 

III. Andrew Clarkson, 188 

IV. John C, 189. 

V. Samuel Martin, 190. 
VI. John Farquahar, 191. 

Chart No. 5 ; ist Generation. 

2d Genera- I. Mary, 2. 
tion. m. Rev. J. Proudfit. 

3d Genera- | 

tion. I. Mary, 21^. 



II. Klizabeth, 3. 
m. James Hutchison. 

II. Elizabeth, 22. 

III. James, 4. 
m. Margaret Mil] 


1st wife, 

Margaret Dicker 

III. John, 23, 

4th Generation. 

Elizabeth Fulton, 22. 
VI. David l,afevre. 

I. Jacob, 201. 
II. Jane Dickey, 202. 
III. Maiy Ann, 202j^. 

Thomas Fulton, 24. 
m. Margaret Baird. 


I. James B. , 203. 

II. Thomas Cooper, 203^^. 

5th Generation. 

Jane Dickey Lafevre, 202. 
ni. William Crawford. 

I. David L,afevre, 230^. 

II. Rebecca J., 231. 

III. Harriet Ralston, 231^. 

IV. J. Shoenberger, 231 J<. 

5th Generation, continued. 
Andrew Fulton, 216. 
m. Maria Smith. 

I. Sarah S., 245. 

24. James C. Fulton, 25. 
m, Eliza Jane Morrow. 

I. Thomas C, 204. 
II. Matilda Jane, 205. 

III. William Morrow, 206. 

IV. James Wilson, 207. 
V. Louis B., 208. 

6th Generation. 
D. Lafevre Crawford, 230 J^. 
m. Martha Neillie. 

I. William D , 260. 
II. George B., 261. 

Mary Ann Lafevre, 202 M. 
m. Albert Crawford. 

I. William Dickey, 232. 
II. David Irwin, 232^^. 

III. Ella May, 232^^. 

IV. Robert Grier, 232K. 

Andrew Fulton, : 
ni. Jane MageeJ 
I \ 

I. John C, 209. 
II. Samuel M., 2i<i 

III. Jane M., 211. 

IV. Christopher M 
V. Fr. McAllister, 

VI. Henrietta, 214 
VII. Margaret M., 5 
VIII. Andrew, Jr., 2J 
IX. Eliza M., 217. 

Thomas C. Fulton, 1 
■m. Margaret M. Fu 

I. Thomas Cooper. 
II. Jean Magee, 234 

III. Plenny A., 235. 

IV. James Cooper, 2 
V. Andrew F., 237. 

Eleanor Rich. Fulton, 219. Matthew Henry Fulto 
m. Geo. W. Armstrong. m. Kate N. Swing 




Charles, 246. 
Christian S., 247 
James, B. F., 248. 

Rebecca J. Crawford, 231. 
m. Edward C. Negly. 

I. Jennie Lafevre, 262. 
II. Kate Edna, 263. 
III. R. Herberton, 264. 

I. Carrie, 249. 
II. Geo. Frederick 

III. Blanchard, 251. 

IV. Matthew Percy 
V. James Edward, 

VI. Thos. Denman, 
VII. Che'r Courtney 

Dr. John S. Crawford, 
m. Isabel Barclay 

I. Rebecca, 265. 

II. Margaret, 266. 

III. Thomas Barclay, 

7th Generation. 
William D. Crawford, 260. 
■}n. Mary Wier. 

I. Martha Neillie, 274. 
II. David Lafevre, 275. 
IIL William D., 276. 
IV. George Ball, 277. 

Geo. Ball Crawford, 261. 
m. May Scott. 

I. George Scott, 278. 


ULTON, I . Chart of the Pittsburg branch of the Fulton Family. 

V. John, 5. 

V. Jane, 6. 
m. Matthew Wilson. 

VI. Susan, 7. 
m. Rev. James Clarkson. 

2d wife, 
Esther Cooper. 

Thomas, 24. 
Jemima, 27. 
Eleanor R., 28b. 

;on C. Fulton, 28. 
liza McCartney. 

irge W., 218. 

.nor Richmond, 219 

III. Andrew, 26. 
;,«- VI. George W., 28a. 

II. James C, 25. 

V. Jefferson C, 28. 

200, VIII. Mat. Wilson, 28c. 

George W. Fulton, 198, 28a. Eleanor R. Fulton, 199, 28b. 
m. Harriet Blanchard. in. William Brice Boies. 

is B. Fulton, 208. 
Annie M. Birch. 

;garet Jane, 238. 

I. Elizabeth Esther, 220. 

II. Matthew Henry, 221. 
Seco7id Marriage. 

George W. Fulton, 198, 28a. 
m. Mary Ann Kennedy. 

I. Robert Warnock, 222. 
II. Harriet Jane, 223. 

III. Thomas Kennedy, 224, 

IV. Annie Margaret, 225. 
V. George, 226. 

Samuel M. Fulton, 210. 
m. Agnes R. Smith. 

I. Andrew, 239. 

II. Jane M , 240. 

III. Margaret M., 241. 

IV. William S., 242. 

I. George W., 227. 
II. David, 228. 

III. James Franklin, 

IV. Andrew Fulton, 


Jane M. Fulton, 211. 
m. Dr. Samuel Dilworth. 

I. PaulF., 243. 
II. Andrew F., 244. 

arnock Fulton, 222. 
, Ella Fombelle. 

;eorge Henry, 256. 

James F. Boies, 229. 
7n. Addie Crouch. 

I. James F., 257. 
II. Ella C, 258. 

Dickey Crawford, 232. D. Irwin Crawford, 232iX- 
Louisa Schlagel. " m. Amelia Betz. 

Carrie Fulton, 249. 
m. James Eaton Phillips. 

Villiam A., 268. 
ohn Schlagel, 269. 
David Lafevre, 270. 
Robert Fulton, 271. 
foseph Irwin, 272. 

I. Mary A. Lafevre, 273. I. Isabelle, 259. 


« I was unable to get a correct list of the Pittsburg 
branch of the family until the numbers ran up to 198, 
and too late to change the figures before going to press. 

— H. R. F. 

A Chart of the Fulton Family. 


(i) i John Fulton, b. Lanarkshire, Scotland, 1713, 
d. March 20, 1796; m. Eleanor Fulton. 


Children of John Fulton (No. i) and Eleanor 

(2) i Mary Fulton, b. 1745 ; m. Rev. James Proud- 

fit, Salem, N. Y. 

(3) ii Elizabeth Fulton, b. 174S; m. James Hutch- 

ison 1767? d. June 12, 1S12. 

(4) iii James Fulton, b. February 2, 1751, d. Feb- 

ruary 15, 1S33, aged S3 years ; m. Margaret 
Miller November 25, 17S1, b. January 20, 
1757, d. July 20, 1S16. 

(5) iv John Fulton; m. Margaret Dickey ; 2d wife, 

Esther Cooper. 

(6) V Jane Fulton, d. January 19, 1797; m. Mat- 

thew Wilson August 27, 1792, b. July 
27, 1762, d. January 10, 183S. 

(7) vi Susan Fulton, b. 1760, d. at Troy, N. Y. ; 

m. Rev. James Clarkson, York County. 



Children of Mary Fulton Proudfit (No. 2) and 
Rev. James Proudfit. 
(Grandfather of Rev. Alexander Proudfit, 

(8) i One child, Mary Proudfit, m. Mr. Raid. 

Children of Elizabeth Fulton (No. 3) and 
James Hutchison. 

(9) i Eleanor M. Hutchison, b. September 11, 

1770, d. June II, 1844; m. James Wil- 
son, York County, b. August 12, 1766, 
d. January 14, 1S57. 

(10) ii Jane Hutchison, u. 

(11) iii Elizabeth Hutchison, u. 

(12) iv James Hutchison, b. October 26, 1775, d. 

December 25, 1S57; ^^^' Elizabeth Watt, 
b. January 19, 1784, d. March 31, 1844. 

(13) V John Hutchison, u. 

(14) vi David W. Hutchison, d. November 26, 1835 : 

m. Fannie Watt, d. July 30, 1862. 

(15) vii Fulton Hutchison, b. 1783, d. 1S60; m. 

Eleanor M. Fulton, b. 17S5, d. 1826. 

Children of James Fulton (No. 4) and 
Margaret Miller. 

(16) i John Fulton, b. March 23, 1783, u., d. 

at Petersburg, Va., 1S54. 

(17) ii Rachel Fulton, b. April 9, 1787, u., d. 

March 15, 1864. 



(iS) iii Joseph Fulton, b. March 3, 1785, d. Decem- 
ber 27, 1844; m. Martha Watt, March 2, 
1809, b. January 15, 17S6, d. December 
4, 1S69, aged 84 years. 

(19) iv Eleanor M. Fulton, b. November 23, 1793; 

m. Fulton Hutchison. 

(20) V Miller Fulton, b. December 13, 1797, u., d. 

September 16, 1S59, aged 61 years, 9 
months, 3 days. 

(21) vi James Jefferson Fulton, b. February 18, 

1801, d. April 28, 1864, aged 63 years; 
m. Nancy Ann Ramsey, June 7, 1827, b. 
August 22, 1802, d. January 7, 1870, 
aged 68 3'ears. 

Children of John Fulton (No. 5) and Margaret 

(2ii) i Mary Fulton ; m. Eckles, Steubenville, O. 

(22) ii Elizabeth Fulton; m. David Lafevre. 

(23) iii John Fulton, deceased. 

Children of John Fulton (No. 5) by Second 
Wife, Esther Cooper. 

(24) i Thomas Fulton; m. Margaret Baird. 

(25) ii James C. Fulton; m. Eliza Jane Morrow, 

d. 1S65. 

(26) iii Andrew^ Fulton (ex-mayor's grandfather) ; 

m. Jane Magee. He established the bell 
and brass foundry business in Pittsburg 
in 1S32. 

(27) iv Jemima Fulton. 



(28) V Jefferson C. Fulton; m. Eliza McCartney. 
(19S) vi George Washington Fulton, b. in Chester 

28a.* County, Pa., August, 1802, d. November, 

1864; ni. Harriet Blanchard, of Wor- 
cester, Mass., on February 14, 1838, b. 
February 20, 1808, d. May 25, 1844; 
second inarriage, Mar}^ Ann Kennedy, in 
1846. Trade steam-boat engineer, Ohio 
and Mississippi I'ivers. 

(199) vii Eleanor Richmond Fulton ; m. William Brice 
28b. Boies. 

(200) viii Matthew Wilson Fulton, deceased, u. 

Children of Jane Fulton (No. 6) and Matthew 

(29) i John Wilson. 

(30) ii Robert Wilson, b. July i, 1796, d. April 3, 

1862; m. Lydia Wilson, b. July iS, 
1S04, d. September 7, 1S65. 

Children of Susanna Fulton (No. 7) and Rev. 
James Clarkson. 

(31) i John Fulton Clarkson, d. at Troy, N. Y., 


* I was unable to obtain a correct list of the Pittsburg branch 
of the Fulton family until the numbers ran up to 19S, and too 
late to change the figures before going to press, -which explains 
the irregularity of numbers in the chart. 



Children of Eleanor M. Hutchison (No. 9) 
AND James Wilson. 

(32) i John Wilson, b. March 16, 1796, d. July 4, 

1886; m. Charlotte Watt, b. March 26, 
1795, d. May 17, 1S74. 

(33) i' James Wilson; m. Susan E. Hutchison. 

(34) iii David Wilson, b. September 20, 1805, d. 

February 24, 1S93 ; m. Jane Manifold, b. 
January 23, iSoS, d. July 28, i860. 

(35) iv Elizabeth Wilson, u. 

(36) V Margaret Wilson; m. John Collins, York 


Children of James Hutchison (No. 12) and 
Elizabeth Watt. 

(37) i Eliza Jane Hutchison, d. July 9, 18S9; m. 

John Alexandei' Kerr, d. January 10, 

(38) ii Susan Eleanor Hutchison; m. James H. 


(39) iii Martha A. Hutchison, u. 

(40) iv James Hervey Hutchison ; m. Nancy Dickey. 

(41) v Margaret Charlotte Hutchison, u. 

(42) vi Mary Amanda Hutchison, b. July 19, 1822, 

d. May 14, 1895; m. William Sherer, b. 
January 13, 18 19, d. February i, 1899. 


Children of David W. Hutchison (No. 14) and 
Fannie Watt. 

(43) i James F. Hutchison; m. Jane H. Dickey. 

(44) ii John W. Hutchison, deceased. 

(45) iii David W. Hutchison, d. May 29, 1874; m. 

Jane A. Noble, died April 15, 1894. 

(46) iv Joseph M. Hutchison ; m. Mary F. Hutchi- 


(47) V Fulton C. Hutchison, u. 

(48) vi Margaretta E. Hutchison; m. Rev. Lamb; 

second marriage J. Cyrus Kerr. 

Children of Eleanor M. Fulton (No. 19) and 
Fulton Hutchison (No. 15). 

(49) i Margaret Jane Hutchison, b. 181 1, u. 

(50) ii Eliza A. Hutchison, b. 1812; m. John Pat- 


(51) iii Rachel Hutchison, b. 1814; m. Rev. Ephraim 

(53) iv James Banks Hutchison, b. 1S16, u., Cali- 

(53) ^ Joh^"^ Reed Hutchison, b. 181 7, u. 

(54) vi Mary Finney Hutchison; m. Joseph M. 


(55) vii Fulton Ankrim Hutchison, b. October iS, 

1820; Minister U. P. Church, Nobles- 
town, Pa. ; m. Martha Buchanan, b. Feb- 
ruary 27, 1827. 

(56) viii Ellen M. Hutchison, u. 

(57) ix David Stephen Hutchison, California. 


(58) X Joseph L. Hutchison, deceased, u. 

(59) xi William G. Hutchison, b. November 9, 1825, 

d. February 4, 1893 ; m. Ann Eliza Camp- 
bell, June 6, 1854, b. July 5, 1S26, d. 
October i, 18S6. 

Children of James J. Fulton (No. 21) and 
Nancy A. Ramsey. 

(60) i Rachael Maria Fulton, b. March 30, 1S2S; 

d. in Lancaster, June 19, 1832, aged 4 
years, 2 months, 19 days. 

(61) ii Margaret Jane Fulton, b. October i, 1830; 

d. in Lancaster, August 16, 1831, aged 10 
months, 16 days. 

(62) iii James Fulton, M.D., b. November 12, 1832 ; 

m. May 16, 1S61, to Anna M. Johnson, b. 
August 31, 1 84 1. 
(^6t,) iv William Thompson Fulton, b. February 27, 
1835; m. April 5, 1865, to Hannah A. 
Kirk; second m. October 19, 1876, to 
Annie E. Neeper. 

(64) V Joseph Miller Fulton, b. January 11, 1840, 

d. February 21, 1892; m. Sarah Anna 
Brown, b. December 3, 1845. 

(65) vi Hugh Ramsey Fulton, b. November 16, 1843 ; 

m. November 15, 1871, to Sallie Thomp- 
son Kerr (No. 88). 

Children of Elizabeth Fulton (No. 22) and 
David Lafevre. 

(201) i Jacob Lafevre, Pittsburg, Pa. 


(202) ii Jane Dickey Lafevre, m. William Crawford, 
65b. Pittsburg, Pa. 

(202!) iii Mary Ann Lafevre, m. Albert Crawford. 

Children of Thomas Fulton (No. 24) and Mar- 
garet Baird. 

(203) i James Baird Fulton, m. Matilda Boies, 
65c. second wife unknown. He was Chief 

Engineer in the U. S. Navy Gunboat 
Louisville in the Civil War. Afterwards 
Chief Engineer at the Mound City Navy 
(203I-) ii Thomas Cooper Fulton, died young. 

Children of James C. Fulton (No. 25) and 
Eliza Jane Morrow, 

(204) i Thomas Cooper Fulton, b. December 19, 
65d. 1830, d. June, 1S94; m. Margaret M. 

Fulton (a cousin) in 1868. She resides 
at White Bear Lake, Minn. He was an 
engineer in the U. S. Navy during the 
Civil War. 

(205) ii Matilda Jane Fulton, b. 1832, d. 1853. 

(206) iii William Morrow Fulton, b. 1834, ^' 1897; 
65f. m. Sarah G. Shilling. 

(207) iv James Wilson Fulton, b. 1836, d. 1855, u. 


(208) v Louis Brown Fulton, 34 Penn Avenue, Pitts- 
65h. burg. Pa. ; m. Annie M. Birch, January 

5, 1878. He is a manufacturer and a bell 

WM. M. FULTON, No. 206. 



and brass founder; was also an engineer 
in the U. S. Navy in the Civil War, and 
was born at Old Brighton, Beaver County, 
Pa., October 19, 1841. 

Children of Andrew Fulton (No. 26) and 
Jane Magee. 

(209) i John C. Fulton, deceased, b. 1826. 

(210) ii Samuel Magee Fulton, deceased, b. 1839; 
66b. m. Agnes Smith. 

(211) iii Jane Magee Fulton, deceased, b. 1830; m. 
66c. Dr. Samuel Dil worth. 

(212) iv Christopher Magee Fulton, deceased, b. 1832. 

(213) V Francis McAllister Fulton. 

(214) vi Henrietta Fulton. 

(215) vii Margaret Magee Fulton, b. in Pittsburg, 
66g. 1S34; m. Thomas C. Fulton (cousin) in 

1868 ; resides at White Bear Lake, Minn. 

(216) viii Andrew Magee Fulton, Jr., deceased; m. 
66h. Marie Smith. 

(217) ix Eliza Magee Fulton, deceased. 

Children of Jefferson C. Fulton (No. 28) and 
Eliza McCartney. 

(218) i George Washington Fulton, deceased; m. 
66k. Josephine Goddard. He was an engineer 

in the U. S. Navy during the Civil War. 
Widow living in St. Louis, Mo., with 


(219) ii Eleanor Richmond Fulton, deceased j m. 
661. George W. Armstrongf. 

Children of George W. Fulton (No. 198) (28 a) 
AND Harriet Blanch ard. 

(220) i Elizabeth Esther Fulton, b. January 21, 1839; 
66m. m. Jacob S. Winans, February 17, 1S64, 

resides in Manchester, Kans. 

(221) ii Matthew Henry Fulton, Bucyrus, O., b. 
66n. at New Brighton, Beaver County, Pa., 

May 22, 1S40; m. Kate N. Swingly. 

Children of George W. Fulton (No. 198) (28 a) 

AND Mary Ann Kennedy (Second 

Marriage) . 

(222) i Robert Warnock Fulton, Beaver, Fa. ; m. 
660. Ella Fombelle. 

(223) ii Harriet Jane Fulton, u. 

(224) iii Thomas Kennedy Fulton, deceased. 

(225) iv Anna Margaret Fulton, u. 

(226) V George Fulton (died young). 

Children of Eleanor Richmond Fulton (No. 199) 
(28 b) and William Brice Boies. 

(227) i George Wilson Boies, eldest son, Hillsboro, 
66t. O. 

(228) ii David Brice Boies, deceased. 



(239) iii James Franklin Boies, deceased; m. Addie 

66v. Crouch. 

(230) iv Andrew Fulton Boies, Pittsburg, Fa. ; m. 

66w. Kate Crouch. 

Children of Robert Wilson (No. 30) and Lydia 

(67) i Matthew James Wilson, b. January II, 1830; 

m. Rebecca C. Mclntire. 

(68) ii Phoebe Wilson, b. August i, 1831. 

6S^) iii Tamar Jane Wilson, b. February 8, 1836; 

m. W. Kersey Warden. 
09) iv Robert Franklin Wilson, b. June 23, 1S39; 

m. Agnes E. Thomson, January 19, 1870. 

(70) V John Wilson, b. January 11, 1842; m. S. 

Elizabeth Thompson. 

Children of John Fulton Clarkson (No. 31). 

(71) i Andrew Clarkson. 


Children of John Wilson (No. 33) and Char- 
lotte Watt. 

(72) i James Marshall Wilson, b. July 8, 1822; 

m. November 13, 1S76, to Jane Miller 
Thompson, deceased. Second marriage 
September 14, 1893, to Mrs. Harriet T. 

(73) ^^ John David Wilson, b. August 11, 1825, u. 


Children of David Wilson (No. 34) and Jane 

(74) i James Wilson, b. December 25, 1833; m. 

Lydia Mechem. 

(75) ii Henry M. Wilson, b. December 9, 1835, 

d. February 9, 1S73. 

(76) iii Elizabeth M. Wilson, m. December 12, 1867 ; 

m. John H. Anderson, b. September 9, 

(77) iv David Alexander Wilson, b. October 2, 1839 ; 

m. J. Ellen Anderson, January 7, 1869. 
(7^) ^ John H. Wilson, b. June 2, 1847; m. Miss 

(79) vi Amanda J. Wilson, b. September 7, 1844; 

m. January 12, 1875, to W. N. McAlister, 
b. October 3, 1S43. 
(79^) vii Eleanor Wilson, b. October 2, 1841, d. June 
2, 1844. 

Children of Margaret Wilson (No. 36) and 
John Collins. 

(80) i John Collins. 

(81) ii Eleanor Collins. 
(81^) iii Margaret Jane Collins. 

(82) iv James Collins; m. Martha Jane Wilson. 

(83) V Elizabeth Collins. 

(84) vi David Collins. 

Children of Eliza Jane Hutchison (No. 37) and 
John Alexander Kerr. 

(85) i James Hutchison Kerr, b. August 31, 1837; 

m. Mary Ella Speer, Christmas, 1S66. 



(^S6) ii Elizabeth Eleanor Kerr, b. May 4, 1S39. 

(87) iii George Kerr, M.D., b. January 9, 1S41 ; 

m. March 17, 1864,10 Christiana Deibert, 
b. February 21, 1S43, d. January 20, 1S91 ; 
second marriage Carrie L. Trout, Febru- 
ary I, 1893. 

(88) iv Sallie Thomson Kerr, b. October 31, 1842; 

m. Hugh R. Fulton, November 15, 1S71. 

(89) V John Hervey Kerr, deceased. 

(90) vi Susan Margery Kerr. 

Children of James Hervey Hutchison (No. 40) 
AND Nancy Dickey. 

(91) i Elizabeth Hutchison; m. John Fulton Pat- 


(92) ii Jane Dickey Hutchison, deceased. 

(93) iii Susan Ellen Hutchison. 

(94) iv Maggie D. Hutchison ; m. Dr. James S. Eves. 

(95) V James M. Hutchison; m. Dora Gibson. 

(96) vi Anna M. Hutchison; m. William Eves. 

(97) vii Ida C. Hutchison, u. 

Children of Mary Amanda Hutchison (No. 42) 
AND William Siierer. 

(98) i Elizabeth Watt Sherer, b. April i, 1S50; 

m. William R. Martin, December 17, 
1874, b. September 22, 1S47. 

(99) ii Mary Ramsey Sherer, b. April i, 1S52, d. 

April 16, 1S93, 
(100) iii Ella Rachel Sherer, b. August i, 1S56, u. 
(loi) iv Martha A. Sherer, b. March 10, 1S5S, u. 


(102) V Lina R. Sherer, b. December 4, i860, u. 

(103) vi William John Sherer, b. February 14, 1862; 

m. Elizabeth Grittinger. 

(104) vii James Hervey Sherer, Esq., b. March 27, 


Children of James F. Hutchison (No. 43) and 
Jane H. Dickey. 

(105) i Samuel D. Hutchison; m. Mary Irwin. 

(106) ii David Watt Hutchison; m. Emma Cooley. 

(107) iii Jennie D. Hutchison, u. 

Children of David W. Hutchison (No. 45) and 
Jane A. Noble. 

(108) i William Noble Hutchison, M.D., u., drowned 

October 4, 1S77. 

(109) ii David C. Hutchison, u. 
(no) iii Susan Noble Hutchison, u. 
(in) iv Francis P. Hutchison, M.D., u. 
(113) V J. Hervey A, Hutchison, u. 

(113) vi Fannie W. Hutchison, u., d. May, 1859. 

(114) vii Maggie Dickey Hutchison, u. 

(115) viii H. Agnew Hutchison; d. April 29, 1884. 

Children of Joseph M. Hutchison (No. 46) and 
Mary Fulton Hutchison (No. 55). 

(116) i Elizabeth Hutchison, deceased, u. 

(117) ii David Hutchison, deceased. 

(118) iii Fannie W. Hutchison, u. 

(119) iv Maggie Hutchison, u. 

(120) v Amelia Hutchison; m. Scott. 

(121) vi Josephine Hutchison. 

fulton family. 4i 

Children of Margaretta E. Hutchison (No. 48) 
AND J. Cyrus Kerr. 

(122) i M. Lizzie Kerr, deceased, u. 

(123) ii Fannie Watt Kerr, u. 

(124) iii David Fulton Kerr, deceased, u. 

Children of Eliza A. Hutchison (No. 50) and 
John Patterson, 

(125) i Dr. John Fulton Patterson, b. May 27, 1842, 

d. March 22, 1S82; m. Elizabeth Hut- 
chison (91), December 21, 1S65, d. Au- 
gust 8, 1S69; second marriage Charlotte 
Isabella McDowell. 

Children of Rachel Hutchison (No. 51) and 
Rev. Ephraim H. Stevenson. 

(126) i Ephraim F. Stevenson. 

(127) ii Elizabeth Eleanor Stevenson. 

Children of Fulton Ankrim Hutchison (No. ^6) 
AND Martha Buchanan. 

(128) i Ellen Cornelia Hutchison, b. January 28, 


(129) ii Nancy Lavina M. Hutchison, b. February 9, 


(130) iii Lizzie Martha Hutchison, b. 1855. 

(131) iv Fulton Hutchison, b. September 12, 1857. 
(i3i-i-) v C. O. Jennie Hutchison, b. 185S, 

(13 1 1) vi Sarah Ann Hutchison, b. 1S62. 

42 genealogy of the 

Children of William G. Hutchison (No. 59) and 
Ann Eliza Campbell. 

(132) i Ross Alexander Hutchison, b. August 25, 

1S57, d. December 20, 18S5. 

(133) ii Sarah Fulton Hutchison, b. July 14, 1855, 

d. June 6, 1859. 

(134) iii Williain Easton Hutchison, Judge in Kansas, 

b. July 14, i860; married Reba Ander- 
son August 6, 1895. 
(^35) ^^ Joseph Cooper Hutchison, M.D., b. July i, 
1S63; married Essie Mosier, Februaiy 5, 
1895, b. April 20, 1S73. Residence, 
Florissant, Colorado. 

Children of Dr. James Fulton (No. 62) and 

Anna Mary Johnson. 
(136) i Rebecca Fulton, b. September 25, 1862; 

married Charles E. McKillips April 25, 

(^37) " James Fulton, b. September 12, 1865, d. 

November 29, 1898, u. 

(138) iii Maiy Fulton, b. November 26, 1869. 

(139) iv William Fulton, b. June 9, 1872. 

(140) V Carrie Fulton, b. November 19, 1876. 

(141) vi Gertrude Fulton, b. November 11, 1880. 

Children of William Thompson Fulton (No. 
63) AND Hannah A. Kirk. 

(142) i Kirk Fulton, b. August 25, 1866; m. March 

25, 1 89 1, to Sarah Kimble, b. September 
3, 1870. 

(143) ii Annie E. Fulton. 

MARY FULTON, No. 138. 

fulton family. 43 

Children by Second Marriage, Annie E. Neeper. 

(144) iii Eleanor Jane Fulton. 

Children of Joseph Miller Fulton (No. 64) 
AND Sarah Anna Brown. 

(145) i Etta Lawrence Fulton, b. October 15, 1S6S, 

d. November 10, 1S93. 

(146) ii Frederick Jefferson Fulton, b. August 4, 

1S74. Resides in Philadelphia, Pa. 

(147) iii Alfred Miller Fulton, b. January 34, iSSi. 

Bookkeeper, 1312 W. 4th Street, Wil- 
mington, Del. 
(14S) iv Norman Brown Fulton, b. December 19, 
18S5, d. July 27, 1S92. 

Children of Hugh Ramsey Fulton (No. 65) and 
Sallie Thomson Kerr (No. SS). 

(149) i Hugh Kerr Fulton, b. April iS, 1875. 

(150) ii Eleanore Jane Fulton, b. February 4, 18S2. 

(151) iii John Fulton, b. July 37, 1883. 

Children of Jane Dickey La fevre (No. 302) 

(65 b) and William Crawford. 
(2304-) i David La fevre Crawford; m. Martha Neillie. 
(231) ii Rebecca J. Crawford; m. "Edward C. Negly. 

E. C. N. is an alderman in East End, 

(231!) iii Harriet Ralston Crawford; m. Miller Mon- 

(231I) iv Dr. John Shoenberger Crawford; m. Isabel 

Barclay, Greensburg, Pa. 


Children of Mary Ann La fevre (202i) and 

Albert Crawford. 
(332) i William Dickey Crawford; m. Louisa 

(232!) ii David Irwin Crawford; m. Amelia Betz. 
(232!) iii Ella Mary Crawford. 
(232!^) iv Robert Grier Crawford. 

Children of Thomas C. Fulton (No. 204) (6^ d) 

AND Margaret M. Fulton, of White 

Bear Lake, Minn. 

(233) i Thomas Cooper Fulton, M.D., b. 1869. 

(234) ii Jean Magee Fulton, b. 1871. 

(235) iii Plenny A. Fulton, b. 1872. 

(236) iv James Cooper Fulton (mechanic), b. 1874. 

(237) V Andrew F. Fulton, b. 1876. 

Children of Louis B. Fulton (No. 208) (65 h) 
AND Annie M. Birch. 

(238) i Margaret Jane Fulton, b. October 22, 1878. 

Children of Samuel M. Fulton (No. 210) (66 b) 
AND Agnes R. Smith. 

(239) i Andrew Fulton, ex-maj-or of Pittsburg, b. 


(240) ii Jane M. Fulton, b. 1S53. 

(241) iii Margaret M. Fulton, b. 1855; m. J. S. 


(242) iv William S. Fulton (deceased), b. 1S57. 


Children of Jane M. Fulton (No. 3ii) (66 c) and 
Dr. Samuel Dilworth. 

(243) i Paul F., deceased. 

(244) ii Andrew F., deceased. 

Children of Andrew Fulton (No. 216) (66 h) and 
Marie Smith. 

(245) i Sarah S., deceased. 

Children of Eleanor R. Fulton (No. 219) (66 l) 
AND George W. Armstrong. 

(246) i Charles, deceased. 

(247) il Christian Seibert. 

(24S) iii James B. Fulton Armstrong. 

Children of Matthew Henry Fulton (No. 221) 
(66 n) and Kate N. Swingly, Bucyrus, O. 

(249) i Carrie Fulton, b. September 22, 1873; m. 

James Eaton Phillips, June 10, 1S96. Re- 
side at Marion, O., dry goods merchant. 

(250) ii George Frederick Fulton, b. February 17, 


(251) iii Blanchard Fulton, b. December 19, 1877, d. 

January 17, 187S. 

(252) iv Matthew Percy Fulton, b. April 20, 1879. 

(253) V James Edward Fulton, b. June 3, 1881. 

(254) vi Thomas Denman Fulton, b. November 30, 


(255) vii Chester Courtney Fulton, b. November 13, 

1 886. 

46 genealogy of the 

Children of Robert Warnock Fulton (No. 222) 
(66 o) AND Ella Fombelle. 

(256) i George Henry Fulton. 

Children of James F. Boies (No. 229) (66 v) 
AND Addie Crouch. 

(257) ^ James F. 

(258) ii Ella C. 

Children of Matthew James Wilson (No. 67) 
AND Rebecca C. McIntire. 

(153) i Robert B. Wilson; m. Ida Mary Crowl, 

December 29, 1881. 

(154) ii Ella F. Wilson. 

(155) iii Lydia Jane Wilson. 

(156) iv Ann Elizabeth Wilson. 

Children of Robert Franklin Wilson (No. 69) 
AND Agnes E. Thompson. 

(157) i Robert Thompson Wilson, b. December 6, 


(158) ii William Jeffers Wilson, b. February 15, 


Children of Andrew Clarkson (No. 71). 

(159) i Eliza Clarkson, b. June, 181 2, d. November 

2, 1877; m. James Sample Fulton, York 
County, b. October, 181 2, d. May 10, 


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Children of Elizabeth M. Wilson (No. 76) and 

John H. Anderson. 
(159^) i Joseph Clay Anderson, b. November 24, 

(159^) ii Nora Anderson, b. September 15, 1S71. 
(159^) iii Harry M. Anderson, b. August 36, 1S74. 
(^59f) ^'^ David Ross Anderson, b. May 16, 1876. 

Children of David Alexander Wilson (No. 77) 
AND J. Ellen Anderson, 

(160) i David Reed Wilson, b. July iS, 1872. 

Children of Amanda J. Wilson (No. 79) and 

W. N. McAlister. 
(i6oi) i Jennie W. McAlister, b. June 19, 1876. 
(i6oi) ii Mary E. McAlister, b. February 7, 1S7S. . 
(160I-) iii Nellie I. McAlister, b. February 22, iSSo. 
(i6o|) iv Blanche N. McAlister, b. April 9, iSSi. 

Children of James Hutchison Kerr (No. 85) 
AND M. Ella Speer. 

(161) i Helen May Kerr, b. November 10, 1S68; m. 

October 28, 1891, to Henry M. Blackmer, 
Esq., b. July 25, 1S68. 

(162) ii Guy Manning Kerr, b. May 20, 1S70; m. 

April 5, 1899^ Bertha Thompson, of New 
Bedford, Mass., b. September 23, 1870. 


Children of George Kerr, M.D. (No. 87), and 
Annie Deibert. 

(163) i Minnie Love Kerr, b. November 28, 1865; 

m. William Greene ; second marriage Sep- 
tember 30, 1 89 1, to George C. J. Fleck, b. 
October 21, 1S56, of the firm of Fleck 
Bros., merchants, Philadelphia. 

For Children of Sallie Thomson Kerr (No. 88) 
and Hugh R. Fulton, see (65). 

Children of Maggie Dickey Hutchison (No. 94) 
AND Dr. James S. Eves. 

(164) i Albert D. Eves. 

(165) ii Elizabeth H. Eves. 

(166) iii Martie S. Eves. 

Children of James Melville Hutchison (No. 95) 
AND Dora Gibson. 

(167) i Hervey Hutchison. 

(168) ii William Hutchison. 

(169) iii Melville Hutchison. 

(170) iv Helen Hutchison. 

Children of Anna M. Hutchison (No. 96) and 
William Eves. 

(171) i James Eves. 

(172) ii Madge D. Eves.* 

(173) iii Anna H. Eves. 

MINNIE L. KERR, No. 163, 
Wife of Geo. C. ]. Fleck. 

fulton family. 49 

Children of Elizabeth Watt Sherer (No. 98) 
AND Wm. R. Martin. 

(174) i Royle S. Martin, b. July 2, 1S7S. 

Children of William John Sherer (No. 103) and 
Elizabeth Grittinger. 

(175) i Mary Elizabeth Sherer. 
(175!) ii William John Sherer. 
(175I) iii Robert Sherer. 

Children of John Fulton Patterson, M.D. (No. 
125), AND Charlotte Isabella McDowell. 

(176) i Austin McDowell Patterson. 

Children of Joseph Cooper Hutchison, M.D. 
(No. 135), and Essie Mosier. 

(176-I-) i Ralph Cooper Hutchison, b. February 27, 

Children of Rebecca Fulton (No. 136) and 
Charles E. McKillips. 

(177) i Charles Edward McKillips, b. May 10, 1S90. 
(17S) ii Bertram Galbraith McKillips, b. January 2S, 

1892, d. December 4, 1893. 

(179) iii James Fulton McKillips, b. March 21, 1894. 

(180) iv Helen Rebecca McKillips, b. July 7, 1897. 

(181) V William Kerr McKillips, b. July 7, 1S97, 

d. November 11, 1897. 

50 genealogy of the 

Children of Kirk Fulton (No. 142) and Sarah 

(152) i Jennett Fulton, b. December 13, 1891. 

(153) ii Robert Fulton, b. July 31, 1S93. 

(154) iii Hugh Hodge Fulton, b. March 16, 1896. 

(155) iv Florence Fulton, b. November 8, 1898. 

Children of Eliza Clarkson (No. 159) and 
James Sample Fulton. 

(186) i James C. Fulton; m. Sarah Mitchell. 

(187) ii Louise A. Fulton, b. 1845. 

(188) iii Andrew Clarkson Fulton, Esq., b. February 

II, 1847, d. February 5, 1892. 

(189) iv John C. Fulton, d. February, 1844. 

(190) V Samuel Martin Fulton, b. February 17, 1849 ; 

m. November 15, 18SS, to Lizzie Bair, 
b. October 18, 1857. 

(191) vi John Farquhar Fulton; m. Edith Wheaton. 

Children of Carrie Fulton (No. 249) and 
James Eaton Phillips. 

(259) i Isabelle Phillips, b. March 25, 1897. 

Children of David La fevre Crawford (No 230^) 
and Martha Neillie. 

(260) i William D. Crawford; m. Mary Wier. 

(261) ii George Ball Crawford; m. Mary Scott. 

ANNIE E. FULTON, No. 143. 


Children of Rebecca J, Crawford (No. 231) and 
Edward C. Negly. 

(262) i Jennie La fevre Negly. 

(263) ii Kate Edna Negly; m. Eugene Gerst. 

(264) iii R. Herberton Negly, Jr. 

Children of Dr. John S. Crawford (No. 231^) 
and Isabel Barclay. 

(265) i Rebecca Crawford. 

(266) ii Margaret Crawford. 

(267) iii Thomas Barclay Crawford. 

Children of William Dickey Crawford 
(No. 232) and Louisa Schlagel. 

(268) i William A. Crawford, deceased. 

(269) ii John Schlagel Crawford, deceased. 

(270) iii David La fevre Crawford. 

(271) iv Robert Fulton Crawford. 

(272) v Joseph Irwin Crawford. 

Children of Dayid Irwin Crawford (No. 232^) 
AND Amelia Betz. 

(273) i Mary A. La fevre Crawford. 



Children of Helen May Kerr (No. i6i) and 
Henry M. Blackmer, Esq. 

(192) i Myron Kerr Blackmer, b. February 6, 1893. 

(193) ii Margaret Gray Blackmer, b. January i, 


Children of Samuel Martin Fulton (No. 190). 
AND Lizzie Bair. 

(194) i Susanna Fulton, b. February 27, 1890. 
(^95) ii John Clarkson Fulton, b. February 20, 1892. 
(196; iii James Sample Fulton, b. February 2, 1895 
(197) iv Kathleen Fulton, b. March 14, 1898. 

Children of William D. Crawford (No. 260) 
AND Mary Wier. 

(274) i Martha Neillie Crawford. 

(275) ii David La fevre Crawford. 

(276) iii William D. Crawford. 

(277) iv George Ball Crawford. 

Children of George Ball Crawford (No. 261) 
AND Mary Scott. 

(278) i George Scott Crawford. 

Second Generation. 

Mary Fulton. No. 2. 

Mary Fulton", No. 2 (John Fulton^), was born 
in Lanarkshire, Scotland, about the year 1745. 
John Fulton in his will dated March 24, 1796, be- 
queathed to his son-in-law, Rev. Jas. Proudfit, the 
sum of three pounds, and to his granddaughter, 
Mary Proudfit, the sum of forty-seven pounds. 

Reverend Proudfit was Pastor of the Associate 
Presbyterian Church of Salem, New York. 

They had one daughter, Mary, who married a 
Mr. Reed, a merchant who was considered in af- 
fluent circumstances. They, in company with 
Susan Clarkson and John Fulton Clarkson, visited 
James Fulton and other friends and relatives near 
Oxford, Chester Co., about 181 7. Mary was the 
second wife of Rev. Proudfit, who by his first wife 
had reared several children, one was a minister of 
his oivn church, and succeeded his father as pastor 
of his old church, at Salem, N. Y. Mr. Proudfit 


was of full Scotch blood and was one of those sent 
here to this country as a missionary. 

Elizabeth Fulton. No. 3. 

Elizabeth Fulton^ No. 3 (John Fulton^), was 
married to James Hutchison. She was born in 
Scotland in 1748 and came to this country with her 
father when she was five years old. 

Rev. Alexander Proudfit. No. 2. 

II S. Broadway, Baltimore, Md. 7/5/88. 
Hugh R. Fulton, Esq. 

My Dear Sir: Mary Fulton must have been 
my great-grandfather's second wife. I believe they 
had only one child — a daughter named Mary — who 
married a Mr. Reid. I believe she lived for many 
years at Argyle, Washington County, N. Y., if I 
mistake not, and is now buried in our family lot at 
Salem, Washington County, N. Y., where my 
great-grandfather, grandfather and grandmother, 
father and mother, and other relatives peacefully 

You will see that I am not a descendant of Mary 
Fulton, and so only a connection by marriage of the 
Fulton family. Still it may interest you to know 


the genealogy of my ancestors who married into 
your family, I therefore run it out below. 

James Proudfit, maiden name of first wife un- 
known to me. Second wife, Mary Fulton. 

Alexander and Susanna Williams. Children, 
John W., James O., Alexander M. 

John Williams and Abigail H. Ralston. Children, 
Robert Ralston, Alexander, Mary. 

Alexander and Annie Couper Smith. Children, 
John Williams, Mary Couper, Alexander Couper. 

Mary Fulton Proudfit had one daughter, Mary, 
married Mr. Reid as above. 

I am, my dear sir, 

Yours very truly, 

Alex. Proudfit. 

James Fulton. No. 4. 

James Fulton^ No. 4 (John Fulton^). 
Declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the 
Act of Congress passed June 7, 1832. 

Commonwealth of Penna. , 
Chester County, ss. 
On this Eighteenth day of August in the year of 
our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and thirty 
two. Personally appeared before James Hutchison 
Esquire, duly commissioned and qualified one of 
the Justices of the Peace of said Commonwealth, 
residing and being in the Township of East Not- 


tingham in the said County of Chester, James 
Fuhon, a resident of the Township of West Not- 
tingham, in the County aforesaid, aged about 
Eighty-two years, who being first duly sworn ac- 
cording to law, doth on his oath make the following 
declaration in order to enable him to obtain the 
benefit of the Act of Congress " for the relief of 
certain surviving officers and soldiers of the Revo- 
lution," passed June 7, 1832. 

That he entered the service of the United States 
as an officer commissioned by the State of Penn- 
sylvania, and served as herein stated, to wit: 

1st. In the 3^ear 1776, I performed a tour of duty 
as a Lieutenant of Militia, of two months Continu- 
ance, in a company commanded by Captain Joseph 
Gardner. This Company composed a part of the 
Regiment commanded by Col. William Mont- 
gomery and Lt. Col. Evan Evans, both of Chester 
County. Our Company left home on the third or 
fourth day of July 1776. Rendezvous at Phila- 
delphia, passed muster there and in obedience to 
orders, proceeded to join Gen'l Washington in 
Jersey. We marched by Trenton, Princeton and 
New Brunswick to Perth Amboy, thence to Wood- 
bridge and encamped on Smith's Farm, where we 
remained until our time expired, to wit in Septem- 
ber 1776. 

The commission held by this declarant in this 
campaign, was signed by the Speaker of the House 


of Assembly of Pennsylvania ; this he believes was 
the only kind of Commission extant until, a Militia 
law was passed by the State Government. The 
commission of which this declarant speaks, was by 
him preserved for a long time among his other 
papers, but he, about one year ago, burned it by 

2. In the Month of December, in the same year, 
this declarant marched as a Lieutenant upon 
another tour of duty. The Enemy at this time 
were overrunning the Jerseys. Gen'l Washington 
had retreated across the Delaware into Pennsyl- 
vania for aid, our Captain being from home and 
emergency demanding prompt action, this declar- 
ant as first Lieutenant and acting under the au- 
thority of his commission, collected all the men he 
could find willing to go, and marched them to 
Philadelphia, where we performed duty for three 
weeks under the command of General Putnam. 
The performance of this duty for the time specified, 
was rendered necessary on account of a report 
prevailing, and being credited, that when the Militia 
or the forces left the City, the Tories intended to 
rise and burn the City, and upon a request being 
preferred to General Washington that a guard 
might be left behind for the purpose of overawing the 
malcontents and disaffected and to protect the City. 
The Regiment to which this narrator belonged, 
was designated for that dutv, and directed to re- 


main. Previous to our leaving the city, the inde- 
cision of our Captain in determining whether he 
would join the main army or not and his being 
sick or pretending to be so, and also on account 
of his being elected a member of the Assembly, oc- 
casioned a new election of officers to take place, 
and those elected were not agreeable to all the men. 
This narrator, although not satisfied with the 
change, did not choose, either to leave the Com- 
pany or to return home, but preferring the good of 
his country and the success of the cause to the 
gratification of personal feelings or individual com- 
fort continued in the Service in the same Company 
as a volunteer, and marched therewith to join the 
commander in chief. On the 26th day of Decem- 
ber 1776, which was the next day after the Hes- 
sians were taken at Trenton, this narrator with the 
Company to which he was attached, were conveyed 
up the river in a sloop to Burlington thence to 
Crosswicks, and (on the morning of January 3, 
1777) from thence to Trenton, stood there under 
arms, and under the rake of the British cannon, 
all day, and till about eleven o'clock at night, 
when we were ordered to march into the road lead- 
ing from the ferry into town, where we remained 
about two hours, during which time Gen'l Wash- 
ington marched to Princeton. We remained at 
Trenton keeping up the fires until the wagons 
and baggage were all marched off. Our battalion 


was at this time under the command of Lieut. Col. 
Evans. We were ordered to march as a rear 
guard to the baggage and with directions to con- 
vey it to Burlington. This we did. Stayed there 
one day and marched back to Trenton. Stayed 
there two days. Then marched for Headquarters 
which was then at Morristown. At Morristown 
we remained doing camp duty until our tour 
expired. Genl. Mifflin of Pennsylvania com- 
manded the brigade, and addressed us in an ex- 
cellent and animated speech, using arguments to 
induce us to continue in the field, if it should be 
but for four or five days, until some other troops 
then believed to be on their march should arrive. 
This proposition was generally agreed to, and in so 
doing our tour of duty was lengthened to about 
txuo 7nonths and a half, which brought us to the 
middle of February, and left us about one hundred 
and fifty miles from ovu" homes. Our captain's 
name was Joseph Gardner, but he did not come 
forward to take the command, and the company 
was under the command of First Lieut. And. M. 

3 . Performed a third tour of duty of two months 
continuance in the militia, as a LieiUenant Com- 
mandtng a Company . (The circumstances explain- 
ing which will be herein narrated.) The company 
agreeably to orders marched on the first day of Oc- 
tober, 1777. Our company was ordered to Read- 


ing where we marched to procure arms. We 
could not be supplied. Our Major ordered us 
back to guard the election then at hand. That 
duty performed we were ordered to march imme- 
diately to join Genl. Potter wherever he might be 
found, which we were informed would be some- 
where in Chester Co. We marched accordingly 
and fell in with him near the Fox Chase within ten 
or eleven miles of Philadelphia, and remained under 
his command until our term of service had expired. 
When this narrator left his home upon this, his 
third and last tour of service, he did so under the 
expectation that his captain in obedience to the call 
of his country would have appeared on duty, but 
this he steadfastly declined to do. Nor did he 
ever send or give an intimation that he would or 
would not take the command. He never showed 
his face, and this narrator was directed to take 
command of the company with its responsibilities 
and with the remark that if he was to do all the 
labors of a captain, he would be entitled to all the 
honors and all the profits, accordingly this nar- 
rator did (with the approbation and under the au- 
spices of the Field Officers), assume the title of 
Captain, a title which was voluntarily conceded 
and never disputed. As a captain he passed 
muster, and as such received rations and pay with- 
out any objections, and in that character he wishes 
to present himself to the consideration of the Hon- 


Durable, the Secretary of War. This tour of duty 
was performed in a regiment commanded by Col. 
George Pierce and Maj. John Culbertson. The 
Lieut. Col. he never saw, nor does he now recol- 
lect his name. 

And further this declarant says that he has no 
other documentary evidence of his services than 
the two ancient papers appended to this his declar- 
ation. One of which is his commission as a Lien- 
tenant, granted b}' the Supreme Executive Council 
of Pennsylvania, under which he performed his 
last tour of duty in the service of his country, in her 
hour of greatest need, the other of which is the or- 
iginal pay-list of the company under his command 
which was prepared in the tented field and at the 
time when the stoutest heart had nearly quailed. 
That he knows of no other person convenient now 
living who can testify to any part of his services 
except William Carlile, whose deposition is here- 
unto annexed. That he' has been unfortunate in 
the business in which he has been engaged and is 
now depressed in circumstances, and finally, that 
he is now about 82 years of age, that from the 
misfortune of broken limbs, rheumatic pains, to- 
gether with the natural weakness and the usual 
and common infirmities of age, he is entirely un- 
able to (travel 30 miles) appear in open court for 
the purpose of making this declaration, or of leav- 
ing his residence at all. 


This declarant hereby relinquishes every claim 
whatever to a pension or annuity except the pres- 
ent, and declares that his name is not on the pen- 
sion roll of the agency of any state. 

James Fulton. 

Sworn to and subscribed the day and year afore- 
said before James Hutchison, Justice of the Peace. 


The foregoing declaration was written by me 
with a feeling and anxious desire that Mr. Fulton, 
the declarant, should receive the benefit of the act 
of Congress of June 7, 1832, in relation to Revolu- 
tionary officers and soldiers, and was thrown into 
the preceding form under the impression if authen- 
ticated before 2i Justice of the Peace, that the court 
would in consequence (under the peculiar circum- 
stances of the case), add the usual attestation, and 
this impression grew out *of an apparent ambiquity, 
in the instruction published by the War Depart- 
ment relative to cases supposed to occur under the 
law mentioned. 

After the declaration was completed as above 
and shown to the court, the court alleged that it was 
incomplete, inasmuch as although it might be found 
to contain answers generally to the seven inter- 
rogatories which were by the commissioners of 
pensions required to be answered, yet said that 


each interrogatoiy ought to have a distinct and 
explicit answer, and the judge in handing the 
paper back gave me this information and pointed 
to the words written between the black lines (in 
pencil marks), viz. : "The declaration should em- 
brace answers to the questions propounded by the 
Secretary of War." These words are in the hand- 
writing of Judge Darlington. I then cheerfully 
set to work and wrote the entire declaration over 
again, and also embodied therein the seven inter- 
rogatories required to be answered by the Depart- 
ment of War, together with the explicit and proper 
answer to each. Also prepared the deposition of 
William Carlile and finished the whole and ap- 
pended them together in due form ready for the ex- 
amination and consideration of the Court, which ap- 
peared to be the next necessary step, as, according 
to Judge Darlington's view that nothing short of Mr. 
Fulton's appearing before the Court would answer 
the purpose. I thought differently and after some 
effort prevailed upon Judge Sharp to go to Mr. 
Fulton's residence in West Nottingham, as it was 
impossible as I understood from different persons 
his connections, that he could either go or bear to 
be taken to the seat of Justice. Judge Sharp did 
go according to promise and after due form and 
ceremony attested what had been done in his pres- 
ence. This was presented to the Court who duly 
certified their approbation thereof and that the de- 


clarant had proven to their satisfaction that he was 
what he had stated himself to be agreeably to form. 

To all which the official seal of the court was 
annexed and the Declaration thus prepared and 
authenticated by the hand which writes this history 
of the matter, was by the same forwarded to the 
Secretary of War, Washington city, and it may 
not be improper for me to state for the information 
and satisfaction of those who ma}' read this, that it 
was done without fee or reward or the expectation 

Also after waiting for a time which I considered 
altogether sufficient to hear from the War Depart- 
ment, I wrote to the Secretary urging him for a 
decision upon the case, and received no answer. 
Waited a considerable time, wrote again and still 
received no answer. Congress being then in ses- 
sion I took measures to interest Mr. David Potts, 
member of Congress in the matter, so far as to seek 
for information as to the cause of delay and to 
urge the head of the Department to action on Mr. 
Fulton's application. Mr. Potts was informed that 
the papers belonging to Mr. Fulton's case had been 
mislaid and could not be found. Here the matter 
appeared for sometime to rest. The papers were, 
however, afterwards found, but before the decision 
of the War Department was made known, Mr. 
Fulton had deceased. The decision was a favor- 
able one, a pension was granted, and the famih' of 


Mr. Fulton, I am informed have received the bene- 
fit thereof.* 

John W. Cunningham. 

Interrogatories to be Answered by 
Mr. James Fulton. 

Interrogation ist. Where and in what 3"ear were 
you born? Anszcer ist. I was born in Scotland in the 
year 1751, on the second day of February, old style. 

Interrog. 2d. Have you any record of your age, 
and if so where is it? Ans. 2d. I have no record 
of my age, nor ever had. If there be any, it must 
be in the Minister's book where I was baptised in 

Interrog. jd. Where were you living when 
called into Service? Ans. jd. I was living then 
in the township of East Nottingham, in the county 
of Chester, and State of Pennsylvania, where I 
have lived ever since, till within these five years, 
when I moved into West Nottingham, where I now 

Interrog. ^th. How were you called into ser- 
vice ? Were you drafted ? Did you volunteer, or 
were you a substitute? And if a substitute, for 
whom? Ans. ^th. I was called into service then 

*The sum granted, we are informed, was paid some months 
after Captain Fulton's decease and was sufficient for and was 
used to pay the costs of the head and foot stones erected over 
his grave now in Oxford Cemetery. — H. R. F. 


by the general voice of the people, the pressure 
of the times, the love of country, and the company 
going " en masse," there being no draft then made, 
and I never acted as a substitute ; I always went in 
my own place. 

Interrog. ^th. State the names of some of the 
regular officers who were with the troops where 
you served. Such Continental and Militia Regi- 
ments as you can recollect. Alls. jth. As we were 
in a separate command, I had not an opportunity 
of being mvich acquainted with the ami}' and the 
names of the officers have escaped my memor}^, 
but the live Regts. of Philadelphia militia marched 
with us into Jersey, and John Dickinson, Daniel 
Roberdean, John Cadwallader, Thomas McKean, 
and Timothy Matlack were Colonels of the said 
five Regiments. 

Iiiterrog. 6th. Did 3'ou ever receive a commis- 
sion? And if so, by whom was it signed? And 
what has become of it? Ans. 6th. I received a 
commission in the year 1775 from the legislature 
of Pennsylvania, signed by the Speaker of the 
House (I think), but last year on looking among 
my old papers, I got it in my hand, and thinking 
it of no use, threw it in the fire. I also received a 
commission from the Supreme Executive Council 
on May, 1777, which I now present herewith 
signed by Thomas Wharton, which are all the 
commissions I ever had. 


Interrog. yth. State the names of persons to 
whom you are known in your present neighbor- 
hood, and who can testify to your character for 
veracity and their belief of your services as a 
Soldier in the Revolution. Ans. yth. This is a 
hard "matter for me to do, as my acquaintances of 
that time are either all dead or moved out of the 
parts, but there are several that have known me a 
considerable time, viz., John W. Cunningham, the 
Rev. Robert Graham, William Carlile, Arthur An- 
drew, Sen'r, Nathaniel Hudders, Alexander Cor- 
rey, Israel Reynolds, and Jacob Kirk. 

Penna. ) Original Draughts of Wil- 

Chester Co. j " liam Carlile's Deposition 

William Carlile being duly sworn, according to 
law, doth depose and say that he was well ac- 
quainted with James Fulton now of West Notting- 
ham Township in the county of Chester in Com- 
monwealth of Pennsylvania before the Revolu- 
tionary War. That the said James Fulton did to 
the knowledge of the deponent, perform two ser- 
vice tours of military duty in the War of the Revo- 
lution in the year 1776-7 with the rank of lieu- 
tenant and both of them in a company commanded 
by Captain Joseph Gardner. That this deponent 
was a private volunteer in a company commanded 
by Capt. James McDowell, and that during the 
first tour, the tv/^o companies belonged to the same 


regiment, that both companies marched together 
from Chester Co. to Philadelphia, that they went 
in Shallops together from Phila, to Trenton and 
marched together from thence to Perth Amboy and 
Smith's farm where they lay together and where 
they were both discharged at the same time. ' And 
also, that during the second tour, which lasted two 
months, Capt. McDowell's company to which the 
deponent belonged and Capt. Gardner's company, 
which Lieutenant Fulton commanded, were con- 
veyed together in Row Galleys from Phila. to 
Bristol ; that the said two companies served the 
whole campaign in the same battalion, and were 
both discharged at the same time, at Morristown ; 
the said two tours of duty being of two months 
continuance, and further that the said lieutenant, 
James Fulton, and this deponent have lived near 
neighbors nearly the whole of the time which 
has elapsed since they first became acquainted, 
and they have always been upon intimate terms, 
and also further that the said James Fulton is a 
man of excellent character and served his country 
faithfully, for the time which this deponent has 
stated, and further saith not. 

Copies of Old Revolutionary War Papers. 

Found among old papers of James Hutchison, 
Esq., and handed to the writer by Mr. J. Hervey 


Whereas John Hunter hath Bargained with 
John Hutters to Stay the remainder of his time 
which is ten days from the Date hereof And is to 
have two full months Pay which is 5 pounds & all 
his Back Rations for Whiskey and Vegetables Due 
to a Soldier for that term of time in Witness 
Whereof I have Set my hand this 18 Day of No- 
vember 1777- 

James Fulton Capt. 

Attest : William Closkey. 

Rec'd from Robert Colvin Belonging to Capt 
Fulton's Company of the 5th. Class of Chester 
County Militia, Commanded by Col. George 
Pierce one Riffel one Blanket &c. 

Novm'b 29 Hezekiah Kinze 

As'st. Q\: M'r. 

1777 Rec'd of L't James Fulton three Guns 
Pouch Boxes and one blanket by Mr. John Russel 

Rec'd. from me 
Tho. Strawbridge Sub. Lt. 

Rec'd Deem'. 5th. 1777 of Capt James Fulton 
the Sum of fifteen Pounds Seventeen Shillings Be- 
ing in full of all the Wages Coming to us for two 
months Service as Witness our hands, 

John Anderson 
William Crawford 
Thomas Williams 








Fac-simile of receipt indicating that the officers 
of the Colonial Army not onl}^ had the fighting to 
do but had to advance the pay of the men. 


A reduced fac-simile of handwriting and signa- 
ture at the age of eighty-two years. 


The West Chester Reftihlican, 1872, says: 
Seventy years ago last Tuesday the Legislature 
of Pennsylvania met at Lancaster. At that time 
Chester County sent five members — ^Joseph Parke, 
James Fulton, Methuselah Davis, Thomas Taylor 
and Edward Darlington. These gentlemen rep- 
resented the Republican party, as it was then 
called, but subsequently they were called Repub- 
lican Democrats, and finally the prefix was drop- 
ped, and the late Democratic party was the re- 
sult. This was the first time the county had been 
carried against the Federalists, and there was great 
rejoicing thereat. There were no railroads in 
those days, and the people traveled long journeys 


on horseback. An old gentleman, then a boy, in- 
forms us that he took one of the members to Down- 
ingtown, where he intended to take the stage for 
Lancaster, but when he arrived at the former place 
he found the seats all taken. He must be at Lan- 
caster early the next morning, and so there was no 
other course than for the boy to drive him to Lan- 
caster. It was a cold day, and the journey was 
not, therefore, an overpleasant one. The journey, 
and the incidents connected therewith, made such 
an impression upon the boy that he remembers 
them well to-day, although seventy years have 
elapsed. It is related of Methuselah Davis, who 
was a pompous man, wearing a cocked hat after 
the fashion of the Revolution, that on one occasion 
while passing a bill to the Speaker's desk — there 
were no pages in those days — his foot caught, and 
he went sprawling upon his face on the floor, 
whereat a most undignified shout arose that " Me- 
thuselah has fallen !" 

Old Book of Dr. Joseph Long. 

Receipts and expenditures of the Treasury of 
Pennsylvania, December i, 1804, to November 
30, 1805. Paid the Legislature as follows; 



House of Representatives James Fulton, No. 
529, $372.00. Methuselah Davis $372.00, Simon 
Snyder, Speaker. 

Inscriptions taken from headstones in Oxford 
Cemetery. These stand side by side near Eliza- 
beth and Jane D., wives of James F. Hutchison 
and John Watt Hutchison. 

No. 18. 

• Sacred 

to the memory of 

Joseph Fulton 

who departed this life 

December 27th, 1844 

in the 6oth year 

of his age 


his wife 

Martha W. 

Died Dec. 4th, 1869. 

No. 4. 


memory of 

James Fulton 

who departed this life 

February 15th, 1833 

aged 83 years 



his wife 

who departed this life 

July 20th, 1816. 

in the S4th year of her age. Aged 59 years 6 months. 

H'd stone 4;^ ft. x 2 ft. 
Marble and foot stone. 

Marble head stone 
3^ ft. and ft. stone. 

John Fulton. No. 5. 
John Fulton-, No. 5 (John Fulton^), the second 
son and fourth child of John Fulton, Sr., was born 
in Cecil County, Maryland, in 1755. He was 


married to Margaret Dickey, by whom he had 
three children, viz, Mary, Elizabeth and John. 

Margaret died about 1785 and a few years later 
he married Esther Cooper. Shortly after their 
marriage they moved to Pittsburg, Pa., where they 
raised the family of eleven children : by Margaret 
Dickey three and by Esther Cooper eight children. 

One son, George, began the manufacture of 
buttons in a small way, and enlarged his business, 
and amassed a fortune and died wealthy. 

It was said that John, by some accident, lost the 
title papers of the grounds of the Oxford Presby- 
terian Church, while on his trip to Pittsburg. He, 
like his father, was a fuller by trade, and carried 
on his business in a mill which stood on the east 
bank of Big Elk Creek, above the Oxford and 
New London road? alongside of the old paper mill 
of Chas. McDonald, but a little farther up the 
bank. But the mill, as also the business, went 
down after John went to Pittsburg. 

The children by the second marriage were : 
(i) Thomas, (2) James C, (3) Andrew, (4) Jamima, 
(5) Jefferson C, (6) George W., (7) Eleanor R., 
and (8) Matthew Wilson. 

We find that the Pittsburg branch of the family 
has been prolific and well-to-do. From John's 


eleven children ninety-seven names are added to 
our list, and we are quite sure that all have not 
been given. They appear to have been entirely 
unacquainted with the fact that a much larger 
branch of the family, at least in blood if not in 
name, remained back in eastern Pennsylvania. 
One lady cousin, Mrs. Margaret M. Fulton, of 
White Bear Lake, Minn., writes : "I want to ask 
to what Fultons do you belong, as I thought the 
Fultons were all at Pittsburg." I had to answer 
her that her grandfather John and my grandfather 
James were brothers, and that we were full second 

Deed of 1 ^ . , . 

T u -IT u JT7 *u u- •£ i Consideration 92 

Johnrulton andiLsther, his wife, | _ j „j 


pounds and 10 

T -c^ 1^ shillings. 

James rulton. j ^ 

Lot of ground, 5 acres. 

Being part of tract on Big Elk of 260 acres, 
which John Fulton the elder late of East Notting- 
ham, dec'd, was seized of, by virtue of Sundry 
Deeds, willed as by his will dated Feb. 5, 1796 
to John Fulton and James Fulton, of which the 
Eastern end was devised to John Fulton, of which 
this is part. Dated May 6, 1805. 

John Fulton. 
Esther Fulton. 


Deed of 
John Fulton et. ux. 
to James Fulton Esq., J 

This indenture made the 6th day of May, 1805, 
between John Fulton of East Nottingham Town- 
ship, Chester County, Pa., of the one part, and 
James Fulton of the same place of the other 

WITNESSETH, that the aforesaid John Fulton and 
Esther, his wife, for and in consideration of the 
sum of Three Hundred and Seventy pounds one 
shilling and seven pence to them in hand, paid by 
the aforesaid James Fulton Esq., containing 20 

Recital in Deed. 

Whereas, Richard Flower did sell and convey 
260 acres unto John Hawthorne, as by their Deed 
of Conveyance dated the 17th day of November, 
1761, and the said John Hawthorne for the con- 
sideration of five and fifty pounds did sell and 
convey the same unto John Fulton, as by his Inden- 
ture of Conveyance dated 1772, and the said John 
Fulton by his last will and testament bearing date 
the 5th day of February A. D., 1796 devised the 
aforesaid Two Hundred and Sixty acres and allow- 
ances unto his two sons viz : James and John Ful- 
ton, with appurtenances. 


Receipt for Three Hundred and Seventy pounds 
one shilling and seven pence. 

Chester County ss : May 6, 1805. 

Acknowledged before Phillip Scott, 

Justice of the Peace. 

West Chester. 
Deed Book Z, vol. 2, page 63. 

Jane Fulton. No. 6. 

Jane Fulton', No. 6 (John^), was born in Mary- 
land about 1758; married Matthew Wilson. An 
anecdote has it that Jane was courted by one Dr. 
Anderson, a professor of the first theological semi- 
nary in this country, located in Beaver County, 
Pa., and at the same time by Wilson, and, being 
somewhat in love with both, left the question 
with her father to decide which one she should 
accept, who after deliberation, recommended Mr. 
Wilson as having the best visible means of gaining 
a good living. Mr. Wilson was rich, while Ander- 
son was a young missionary preacher, liable to 
move from place to place. 

Matthew Wilson (No. 6) was appointed by the 
Executive Council of Pennsylvania May i, A. D. 
1789, First Lieutenant in the Fifth Battalion of 


Chester County Militia, and in 1792 was appointed 
Captain by Governor Mifflin, and again in 1800 by 
Governor McKean, and in 1807 was appointed 
paymasterw^hich position he held until 1814, making 
twenty-five years in the militia service. He mar- 
ried Jenny Fulton August 27, 1792, who died Jan- 
uary 19, 1797. Matthew died January 10, 1838. 

M. J. Wilson. 

Susanna Fulton, No. 7. 

Susanna Fulton", No. 7 (John Fulton^), was 
born in Maryland about 1760. She married Rev. 
James Clarkson, pastor of Guniston Congrega- 
tion, Associate or United Presbyterian Church, 
Hopewell, York County, Pa. He was one of the 
two preachers of that Church who stood out against 
the union of the Associate and Associate Reformed 
or Covenanter Church in 1782. Susan died in 
Troy, N. Y., about 1819. She had one child 
John Fulton Clarkson (No. 31), who died at Troy, 
N. Y., 1842. He had been a clerk on large salary, 
took a contagious disease from an emigrant ship 
lying in harbor. He was to have been married in a 


few weeks. Susan and Mr. and Mrs. Reid, and 
John F. Clarkson had visited their friends and rel- 
atives in this neighborhood, making their princi- 
pal visiting places Capt. James Fulton's and Mat- 
thew Wilson's homes. Susan was the second wife 
of Rev. Clarkson, who by his first wife had reared 
a large family. A son, Andrew Clarkson, was the 
grandfather of A. Clarkson Fulton, Esq., a dis- 
tinguished law3'er of York, Pa., deceased, and 
Samuel Fulton, of York County. 

Mr. Clarkson was of full Scotch blood and was 
sent from Scotland by the Associate Church as a 

Third Generation. 

John Fulton. No. i6. 

John Fulton^, No. 16 (James Fulton^ John Ful- 
ton^), was James Fulton's oldest son, born March 
23, 1783, was reared in wealth and luxury, and 
well educated. His father built him a Cotton 
Factory on Muddy Run, three miles above Oxford, 
Chester County. 

John ran this mill until it was burned down. 
Then his father built a Paper Mill on the site. Here 
John carried on paper making for several years 
and during this time manifested considerable of a 
disposition to be sportive and extravagant. He was 
unmarried, tall, good-looking, dark complexioned, 
always well dressed and disposed to be high- 
minded or aristocratic. He went South to Virginia 
and Georgia, and was fortunate in getting a good 
lucrative position as Superintendent of a Cotton 

While in the South he took great pleasure in 
visiting his friends in the North and, being a great 


gentleman, was always gladly received. The 
writer remembers his last visit to father's house, 
our old home in East Nottingham. He was then 
about seventy years of age, tall and straight, 
though beginning to look old and showing some of 
the signs of disappointed ambition. This I re- 
membered in the countenance, dress and bearing 
of the man to whom I was introduced, chatted 
with, and respected as my uncle from the South. 
Shortly after this visit, he returned to Petersburg, 
Va., where after a very short illness of which his 
friends and relatives in Chester Co. knew nothing 
— he died. It was about 1854, 

that my father received a paper from Petersburg, 
Va., in which was an obituary notice marked 
around with pen and ink, giving a brief account 
of his sickness and death and that he was buried 
by his friends with funds in his possession, but left 
no further Estate. 

Aug. i8th, 1853, Rosswell Mills Cobb 
Co. Georgia. 

James J. Fulton : 

Dear Brother, I have long wished to hear from 
vou. I have been here since last December cover- 
ing rollers in a large Cotton Mill. All the land 


and houses here belong to the Company, the 
houses are double, two families in house therefore 
there is a poor chance for boarding. This was the 
gold region 20 years ago. It is poor country, has 
some good Mill Streams, there are 2 Mills here 
belonging to the Company, they employ 300 hands ; 
the New Mill has 5000 Spindles or 37 Throttle Cap 
Spinners 120 Looms, old Mill is not so large. 
***** Yours respectfully, 

John Fulton. 

Rosswell Cobb Co. Georgia, Aug. 23, 1854. 
Mr. James J. Fulton : 

Dear Brother, I wrote 3'ou and Rachel about the 
first of June, I put 5 dollars in Rachel's letter on 
the Bank of Georgia and directed to Nottingham 
post office. As I have not heard from you I am 
afraid you have not got it, I wish you to let me 
hear from you as soon as you can. If you have 
not rec** it I wish you would see the Postmaster at 
Nottingham, and see if there was' a letter came the 
beginning of June from me — we have had a very 
warm Summer here and still is warm and dry, 
there has been a good deal of sickness among the 
hands. I wish you to let me hear from all the old 

This is a poor country for farming, the land is 
so poor. The Mills belong to gentlemen that lived 


in the lower parts of the State and moved up here 
on account of this being a more healthy place and 
put their money in Two large Cotton Mills. They 
have fine houses and land near the Mills, but on 
the other side of the road from the village, that the 
hands live in. 

Yours respectfully, 

John Fulton. 

Copy of Joseph Fulton's^ Will. No. i8. 
(James-, John^) 

I Joseph Fulton of the township of East Notting- 
ham County of Chester and State of Pennsylvania 
considering the uncertainty of this mortal life, and 
being of sound mind and memory (blessed be 
Almighty God for the same) do make and publish 
this my last will and testament in manner and form 
following (that is to say). 

First. I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife 
Mar"' Fulton the farm on which I now reside, with 
all my real and personal estate of every description 
of w^hich I am in possession, except the following 
legacies which it is my will is to paid within one 
year of my decease. 

Item. I give and bequeath unto my brother John 
Fulton five dollars. 

Item. I give and bequeath unto my sister Rachel 
Fulton fifty dollars. 


Item. I give and bequeath unto my brother, 
Miller Fulton, one hundred dollars. 

Item. I give and bequeath unto my brother, 
James J. Fulton, twenty dollars. 

Item. I give and bequeath unto my brother-in- 
law, Fulton Hutchison, ten dollars for his children. 

Item. I give and bequeath unto Joseph Hutchi- 
son, son of David Hutchison, deceased, one hun- 
dred dollars. 

Item. I give unto the associate congregation of 
East Nottingham two hundred dollars. 

Item. I give unto the Home Missionary society 
of the associate church two hundred dollars. 

And Lastly, As to all the rest, residue, and re- 
mainder of my real and personal estate, of what kind 
and nature soever, I give and bequeath the same 
to my said beloved wife Mar**" Fulton whom I hereby 
appoint sole executrix of this my last will and tes- 
tament hereby revoking all former wills by me 

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand 
and seal this twenty third day of March A. D. 
eighteen hundred and forty four 

Joseph Fulton [seal]. 

Signed sealed and delivered by the testator as his 
last will and testament in the presence of us. 

John T. Horson, James Hutchison. 
James H. Hutchison. 

fulton family. 85 

Elizabeth Fulton. No. 22. 

We find that Elizabeth Fulton^ No. 22 (John^, 
John^), who married David La fevre, is the maternal 
ancestor of a numerous family of Crawfords. 

Jane Dickey La fevre married William Craw- 
ford, and left issue four children, among them Dr. 
John Shoenberger Crawford, of Greensburg, Pa., a 
prominent physician. 

Mary Ann La fevre married Albert Crawford, 
and had four children, viz : William Dickey Craw- 
ford, David Irwin Crawford, Ella Mary Crawford, 
and Robert Grier Crawford. 

William Dickey Crawford and David Irwin 
Crawford have also married and have families. 

John Fulton. No. 23. 

John Fulton^ No. 23 (John-, John^), was born at 
McDonald's Mill, Chester County, the old home. 

He made his home with David La fevre and his 
sister Elizabeth in Pittsburg. He married Mary 
Nixon. They had one son, James Jefferson Ful- 
ton, who learned the blacksmith trade, and carried 
on the business at Parkersburg, W. Va. John en- 


tered the regular army, and was killed in action 
about four years after his enlistment. 

George W. Fulton. No. 28 a (198). 

George W. Fulton^ No. 28a (198) (John^ John^), 
was a steamboat engineer, and ran between Pitts- 
burg and New Orleans most of his life, with the 
exception of about six or eight years, when he was 
engaged in the lumber business in Fallston, Beaver 
County, Pa., right across the creek from New 
Brighton, where the children were born. The firm 
name was Lukens, Fulton & Kennedy. He was 
successful in business, and accumulated quite a 

The Fulton Bell Foundry, Established 1832. 
Pittsburg, Pa., U.S.A., March 2, 1900. 
Hugh R. Fulton : 

Dear Sir : Your letter of the ist at hand, and 
was fortunate enough to meet the party that could 
give the desired information. This morning I 
called on Mr. Frank Cooly, an old river engineer, 
whose mother was John Fulton's (No. 23) widow. 
John Fulton No. 23 (my father's half-brother) mar- 

LOUIS B. FULTON, No. 208. 


ried Mary Nixon. They had one son, James Jef- 
ferson Fulton. Three months before the birth of 
J. J. F., John Fuhon, No. 23, entered the Regular 
Army, and was killed in action about four years 
later. His son, James Jefferson Fulton, learned 
the blacksmith trade, and went to Parkersburg, W. 
Va., where he married, and carried on the black- 
smith business. He died about three years ago. 
His family, I believe, still live there. John Ful- 
ton's (No. 23) widow married John Cooly, and 
had quite a family. I have heard my mother 
speak of Mrs. Cooly quite often. She used to 
visit there, also to Mrs. La fevre's. Frank Cooly, 
the person who gave the above information, is 68 
years of age, and is strong and hale. James J. 
Fulton of Parkersburg, if living to-day, would be 
72 years of age. You will understand that James 
J. Fulton and Frank Cooly were half-brothers. 
Trusting that the above will be satisfactory, I am 

Very truly yours, 
Louis B. Fulton. 

John A. Kerr and Eliza J. Hutchison. No. 37. 

Death of an Old Citizen.* 

John A. Kerr, a well-known and highly es- 
teemed citizen of Oxford and vicinity, died at his 
* From the Oxford Press. 


residence on Broad street at ii o'clock Tuesday 
morning, January lo, 1891. 

John A. Kerr was born at Gettysburg, Adams Co. 
Pa., December 8, 1810, and was the son of George 
Kerr, Esq., and Eleanor W. Kerr. He remained 
at home until September 20, 1836, when he mar- 
ried Miss Eliza J., daughter of James H. Hutchi- 
son, Esq., and Elizabeth W. Hutchison, East Not- 
tingham, Chester Co., Pa. With his bride he 
returned home and commenced the journey of life 
on the farm of his father at Gettysburg, the wheat 
field which became so noted during the late war 
being a part of the farm. In 1845 he purchased 
a farm in East Nottingham, Chester County, now 
owned by George Watterson. 

Mr. Kerr was an active man until a few years 
ago, when he became afflicted with nervous rheu- 
matism. His wife died July 7, 1889, in her 8ist 
year. In 1889 Mr. Kerr and daughters. Misses 
Lizzie and Sue, removed from the farm to a new 
house they had built in Oxford. 

He was ordained an elder in the United Presby- 
terian Church, of Oxford in 1855, which office he 
held until his death, being an earnest and devout 
man, upholding the principles of the church of his 


On September 20, 1886, Mr. and Mrs. Kerr cele- 
brated the fiftieth anniversary of their marriage, 
when a large number of relatives and friends 
gathered to congratulate the aged couple. 

Five children survive their parents : Prof. James 
H. Kerr, of Colorado Springs, Dr. George Kerr, 
of Philadelphia, Mrs. Sarah T., wife of Hugh R. 
Fulton, Esq., of Lancaster, and Misses Elizabeth 
E. and Sue M. Kerr, who have waited on their 
father during his long illness. The funeral took 
place from his late residence on Broad street. 

Fourth Generation. 
Dr. David W. Hutchison. No. 45.* 

Dr. David W. Hutchison^ No. 45 (David^ Eliza- 
beth^ John^). 

This community was greatly shocked on Friday 
last at the announcement of the death of Dr. D. W. 
Hutchison which occurred suddenly at half-past 
two o'clock on that morning, at his residence iii 
this Borough. 

Dr. Hutchison was a physician of great skill and 
his large and extensive practice extended over a 
wide district. He had skillfully performed many 

* From the Oxford Press of June 3, 1874. 


difficult surgical operations and raised many deeply 
diseased persons from the worst sick beds to life 
and strength. He seemed to possess great intui- 
tive knowledge of every case he undertook and 
could almost always inspire confidence in the pa- 
tient of ultimate recovery. He was kind and af- 
fectionate in his manner and won the deep regard 
of all. His kindness of heart would never allow 
him to refuse a call from any, no matter how small 
his reward might be and no matter how unfit his 
own health was for the duty. His place as a 
physician will be hard to fill. 

He took an active part in politics and was one of 
the ablest stump speakers and debaters in the 
State. In 187 1 he was a candidate for Congress 
before the Republican county nominating conven- 
tion, receiving a very liberal support from his 
many friends. 

Dr. Hutchison was born in East Nottingham 
Township, August 10, 1818, and was therefore in 
the 56th year of his age. He studied medicine 
under Dr. Johnson, of Drumore Township, Lan- 
caster County, and graduated at the Medical De- 
partment of the College of Pennsylvania in 1840. 
He removed to Oxford in the spring of 1841 where 


he commenced that brilHant professional career 
which had but few equals in its extent, and which 
ended only with his death. It might be truly said 
of him he died in the very walks of life and busi- 

Dr. Hutchison was long a member of the United 
Presbyterian Church and contributed largely to the 
support and advancement of the gospel. He 
leaves a wife and seven children to mourn their 
sudden bereavement. Peace to his ashes — they 
rest in the beautiful Oxford cemetery, while his 
memory is enshrined in the hearts of his friends. 

Dr. Hutchison was married in 1844 to Jane A. 
Noble, daughter of William Noble, of Nobleville, 
an active business man, and prominent in all enter- 
prises, the town of Christiana being named after 
his wife. Dr. William Noble Hutchison, the oldest 
son, studied under his father, and was considered 
one of the most promising physicians of the sec- 
tion, and especially in surgical operations. Dr. 
D. W. Hutchison and Dr. Wm. N. both volunteered 
their services to the wounded at the Battle of Get- 
tysburg, and labored for weeks after the battle. 

Dr. Wm. N. Hutchison was drowned in the fall of 
i877> shortly after returning from Pittsburg, where 


he went as Surgeon of the Oxford Guards. Another 
son, Dr. Francis P. Hutchison, resides in Oxford, 
where he has an extensive practice. The other 
children are David C, Sue N., Maggie D., J. H. 
A. Hutchison, of the Oxford Press, and H. Agnew, 
who died suddenly in Philadelphia, April 29, 1884. 
Dr. D. W. Hutchison was identified with all that 
pertained to the welfare of the town having built 
over thirty houses in the town and at different times 
owned about fifteen or twenty farms in the neigh- 

He was a member of the first Board of Direc- 
tors of the National Bank of Oxford, Trustee in 
the Oxford United Presbyterian Church and strong 
supporter of the church and its doctrines, and few 
cared to attack him on the question of Psalmody. 
He was a man who delighted in debating questions 
of the day and was known as the " silver-tongued 
orator of Chester County." 

In Memoriam, by Rev. Wm. R. Bingham, D.D. 

Dr. Hutchison was not a man of ordinary talents, 
and he brought all his capabilities to bear upon the 
necessities of his patients, not merely as a doctor, 


but as a real friend. He impressed the sick with the 
idea that he made their difficulties a personal mat- 
ter. There was not the cold, calculating treatment 
of the professional, but the ready, vigorous, de- 
termined effort of a friend — not to save his reputa- 
tion, or gratify his love of fame, but to save one in 
whom he was interested. Who ever held out his 
sick hand a second time to Dr. Hutchison, without 
feeling confidence in his judgment to discover the 
secret place of his disease and skill to apply the 
best remedies of relief? These gifts of nature to 
him gave him a great advantage over an ordinary 
man in approaching a sick bed. This mesmerism 
of his presence and manner has saved the lives of 
many in the community when drugs would have 
no effect without them. To this was added medical 
ability of no ordinary kind. He had what might 
be called medical instincts. His diagnosis and ap- 
plication of remedies were at times truly wonderful, 
even in the judgment of medical gentlemen of ac- 
knowledged ability. To these natural talents he 
brought an amount of thought and study known only 
to those with whom he was intimate. After loner 
and exhaustive rides in attendance upon a large 
number of sick, he would' often spend a good part 


of the night in study. And the result of such 
reading and study were carefully stored by a re- 
tentive memory. 

When cases of difficulty occurred in his practice, 
his mind would not long be detained from the 
most intense study ; other things might obtrude 
for a time, but his mind would break away instinc- 
tively and with renewed vigor would return to the 
point of danger. Whoever has accompanied him 
in his practice must have often been impressed with 
this fact. Even his great interest in anything of 
importance that transpired around him, his desire 
for public improvement, his readiness to discuss 
questions of general advantage, never prevented 
him from close attention to the interests of his pa- 
tients. They seemed to be uppermost in his mind. 
Many a mile has he traveled out of his way to find 
something that would gratify or benefit some one 
bound down by disease. 

As has been well written by others. Dr. Hutchi- 
son was kind to his poor patients. No question of 
interest, no call from the rich, no personal gratifi- 
cation, no darkness of the night, no inclemency of 
the weather, detained him from the bedside of a 
man whose life was endangered by disease and 


who had entrusted his case to his hands, though he 
knew that no pecuniary return could be made. 
Thousands of dollars would not pay the pecuniary 
obligations of the communit}- to him, at the ordi- 
nar}^ rate of charge, and he has made no charge. 

The large concourse of people that attended his 
funeral showed how far the stroke of his death 
was felt. The people gathered at his grave as 
they do when a friend or benefactor dies — not to 
gaze in idle curiosity, but in sad silence to pay 
their heartfelt tribute to his memory. 

Fulton Ankrim Hutchison. No. 55. 

Fulton Ankrim Hutchison^ No. 55 (Eleanor M.^, 
James", John ^). 

Residence and post-office, Noblestown, Alle- 
gheny County, Pa. 

Occupation, minister of the gospel U. P. Church. 

Birth-place and date of birth, New London, Pa., 
October 18, 1820. 

Married, April 16, 1850, to Miss Martha Buch- 
anan, Washington, Pa. 

Children, Ellen Cornelia, Nancy Lavinia Mary, 
and Fulton. 


Education, daughters graduates of Washington 
Female Seminary, and son graduate of Oakdale 
Academy and Iron City Commercial College. 

Their residence and occupation, home. 

Father's full name, Fulton Hutchison. 

Mother's maiden name, Eleanor Fulton. 

Grandfather's full name, James Hutchison. 

Grandmother's maiden name, Jane Fulton. 

Nationality, Scotch-Irish. 

They first landed in America at New Castle, 

They first settled in New London, Chester 

Belong to United Presbyterian Church. 

William G. Hutchinson. No. 59. 

William Gustavus Hutchison^, No. 59 (Eleanore 
M.^, James^, John^), born November 9, 1825, was 
married to Ann Eliza Campbell, June 6, 1854, 
who was born July 5, 1826. 

Children : Sarah Fulton Hutchison, born July 
14, 1855, died June 6, 1859. Ross Alexander 
Hutchison, born August 25, 1857. William Eas- 
ton Hutchison, born July 14, i860. Joseph Cooper 
Hutchison, born July i, 1863. 



W. G. Hutchison was a farmer, resided in New 
London Township, Chester County, near Elk View, 
until i860, when he removed to East Nottingham 
Township, two miles south of Oxford, where he 
resided till 1878, when he purchased the property 
of Ross A. Campbell, deceased, in Bart Township, 
Lancaster County. After one year he sold to W. 
A. Campbell and moved to Easton, Pa., to provide 
college facilities for his three sons. He was 5 feet 
10 inches in height and weighed 160 pounds. He 
was a member of the U. P. Church. 

A. E. Hutchison was a daughter of Ross A. 

S. Fulton Hutchison was of most amiable dispo- 
sition. She met her death by a severe accident of 

Dr. James Fulton. No. 62.* 

Dr. James Fulton^, No. 62 (James J.^, James^, 
John^), brother of William T. Fulton, Esq., and 
son of James J. and Nancy (Ramsey) Fulton, 
was born November 12, 1832. He was educated 
at the public schools of the neighborhood, at 
the Academy of Evan Pugh, at Delaware Col- 

* Taken from the History of Chester County, by Hon. J. Smith 
Futhey and Gilbert Cope, p. 556. 


lege (Newark, Del.) and at Jefferson Medical 
College, Philadelphia. He read medicine four 
years with Dr. Thomas H. Thompson, beginning 
in 1855 and graduating in 1859, when he began 
practicing his profession at Jennerville, Chester 
County. After two years he went into the army 
as assistant surgeon of the 143d Regiment Penn- 
sylvania Volunteers, which position he held until 
his resignation, April 4, 1864. He was captured 
at the battle of Gettysburg in the first day's fight, 
when the Union forces were driven back through 
the town, and reported to General A. P. Hill, who 
directed him to go back to the hospital and do the 
best he could for the sick and wounded. In this 
battle it was his duty to provide food and shelter 
for the sick and wounded — a difficult thing to do 
when the wounded were within the enemy's lines 
and the trains with the provisions far to the south 
of the town. He tried begging from house to 
house, but this was an exceedingly slow operation, 
as the enemy had exhausted the supply before the 
battle came on. In looking around he found 
bakers and bakeries, but no flour. Upon consult- 
ing some of the relief offlcers, they advised him 
to visit General Ewell, stating they had plenty of 


flour in their trains and that he would wilHngly 
supply all needed. He accordingly visited General 
Ewell, finding a sharp-visaged little man enjoying 
a good breakfast on a bridge to the east of the 
town. He promised a supply of flour and sent him 
back to duty happy in the thought of being soon 
able to provide food for the poor fellows who were 
suffering with hunger. This was on the morning 
of the third day of the battle. It is enough to say 
that the meal did not come, as at the time Dr. 
Fulton was talking with him the flour was getting 
away to " Old Virginia " as fast as the rebel teams 
could take it. After leaving the General and 
coming back to town he told a baker what he had 
done, when the latter asked him if there was any 
assurance that a person would get paid if they fur- 
nished something in the line of provisions. The 
Doctor told him that he certainly would be paid and 
he would give him vouchers. He then said he had 
sixteen barrels of crackers which he would sell, 
and immediately proceeded to loosen the boards of 
the garret of his shop and brought down the crack- 
ers. The Doctor procured a guard and had them 
taken to the different hospitals ; they served a good 
purpose until the enemy retreated, when provisions 


poured in plentifully from all sides. Thus while 
the Union Army was manfully struggling to hold 
its position to the south of the town on Cemetery 
Hill, Round Top and Gulp's Hill, the Doctor was 
busily engaged in trying to keep the wounded of 
the first day's fight from suffering with hunger. 

The Doctor is a learned and skillful physician, 
enjoying in an eminent degree the confidence of 
the community and the esteem of the medical 

He married May i6, 1861, Anna M. Johnson, 
by whom he has had the following children : 
Rebecca, James, Mary, Carrie, William and Ger- 
trude. He is a member of the Oxford Medical 
Society, of the Chester County Medical Society (of 
which he has been president) and is now the ex- 
amining surgeon of the government for the pen- 
sion department in the county. 

He belongs to the F. and A. M. and I. O. O. F. 
and Thompson Post of the G. A. R., in all of 
which he has been quite prominent. — History of 
Chester County, published 1881, page 556. 

Wife of Dr. James F'ullon, No. 62. 


Dr. James Fulton 50TH Birthday.* 

Fifty years ago our host, 
A miniature man the only boast, 
Unknown, unnamed, without renown ; 
He weighed about eleven pounds, 
With a big, wide world before him. 

In Lancaster County's busy throng. 
The Octoraro hills along. 
He started life in an humble way, 
With Eshleman's Mill not far away. 
In the paper-making business. 

To Nottingham he soon removed. 
His opportunities much improved. 
There made himself a farmer boy, 
And threw away the childish toy. 
For shovel, hoe and hatchet. 

To the Sand Chrome banks he started next, 
Profitable employment, the pretext. 
He dug, he shoveled, he shook the riddle, 
But never learned to play the fiddle. 
Though very fond of music. 

A stone mason trade he went to learn, 
And took the sledge in earnest turn ; 
But a flint flew up and hit his eye. 
And made the little fellow fly 
From that dangerous occupation. 

* Poem read by Hugh R. Fulton at a surprise gathering on 
November 11, 1882, at New London, Pa. 


To books his thoughts, by this, were turned, 
The fount of knowledge he had learned. 
Then off to school he took this flight. 
He studied hard by day, by night, 
And made abundant progress. 

Delaware College opened ranks. 
For boys who study and cut no pranks ; 
They took him in their freshman class — 
That he might the examinations pass, 
Did drill him day by day. 

In Greek and Latin roots and rules, 
With all the branches taught in schools. 
He spent his many toilsome hours 
Developing his mental powers, 
Preparing for life's duties. 

At teaching too his turn he took. 
O'er Lancaster and Chester Counties look. 
There, many a boy, remembers well. 
His knowledge bump began to swell 
With Fulton's free instruction. 

But teaching was only a stepping stone, 
To the higher walk of life begun. 
The healing art was now his hope. 
And those dull books he did invoke, 
For light in medical science. 

In Fifty-nine the sheepskin came. 

Earnest labor never is in vain ; 

Of Jefferson College a graduate 

With health and strength and mental weight 

He started well prepared. 


The war broke out, to the field he went 
As surgeon in a Regiment. 
At Gettysburg the Rebels took him, 
At a time he surely wasn't looking, 
A prisoner of war. 

His horse, his saddle and sword the}' stole, 
His sash returned him with parol, 
And this it was which saved him clear, 
From Rebel prisons, dark and drear, 
With starvation close confinement. 

For two and twenty years with skill 
Professional duties did fulfill, 
And many a life, to some most dear, 
Has saved and health restored to cheer 
Their journey on through life. 

And now with half a century past. 
Your duties done from first to last, 
A happy home you have acquired — 
Good wife, six children well attired, 
A joyous, happy family. 

A birthday present you should get 
From best and nearest friends — you bet — 
So brothers true, Will, Joe and Hugh, 
With kindest feelings and love for you, 
Present you with this stick. 

The Ebony staff and golden top 

May not alone sufficient prop. 

Or help two hundred and twenty pounds, 

With pills and powders the grand rounds 

Of professional engagements. 


But as a token of regard 
T'will cheer you on your way 
And if, in years you weary grow, 
With work and care begin to bow. 
Your locks 'come mixed with gray. 

You have a consolation true 

That never fails good men : 

A useful, honored, Christian life 

You've led amid'st the worldly strife, 

And that's enough for you. 

William T. Fulton. No. 63. 

William T. Fulton*, No. 63 (James Jefferson^, 
James^, John^). 

Copy taken from the History of Chester County 
by Hon. J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope. Page 


William T. Fulton was born in West Nottingham, 
February 27, 1835. He was educated in the com- 
mon schools, and later at the Jordan Bank Acad- 
emy. He engaged in farming, then learned the 
blacksmithing trade, and later taught school some 
two years. He read law with "the Great Com- 
moner," Hon. Thaddeus Stevens, and afterward 
with Hon. J. Smith Futhey. He was admitted to 
the bar May 13, 1861. He settled at Oxford. 

MAJ. WM. T. FULTON, No. 63. 


In August and September, 1861, he helped to re- 
cruit Company E, Purnell Legion Maryland In- 
fantry, made up of the bordermen of Pennsylvania 
and Maryland. 

He was captain of the company until August, 
1862, when he was promoted to be major of the 
regiment and was subsequently discharged on ac- 
count of physical disability. After leaving the 
Army he resumed the practice of his profession 
which he continued until the invasion of the State 
by Lee in 1863, when he volunteered in the State 
service to repel the invaders. 

He was elected a Justice of the Peace in 1863, 
reelected in 1868 and again in 1873, resigning No- 
vember I, 1876, to accept a seat in the legislature 
to which he was that 3'ear elected and to which he 
was reelected in 1878. In the legislature he was 
a member of many important committees among 
which were those Judiciary general and local, and 
of Federal Relations of which he was chairman. 
He is a staunch Republican and very active in poli- 
tics. In 1865 he was married to Hannah A., 
daughter of Joseph Kirk, of West Nottingham, and 
in 1876 to Annie E. Neeper, of Oxford. By his 
first wife he had two children. Kirk and Annie 


E. and by his second marriage one daughter, 
Jennie. He is a member of the Presbyterian 
Church and one of its trustees ; also belongs to 
Fairview Lodge, No. 334, I. O. O. F. and a Past 
Commander of Thompson Post, Grand Army of 
the Republic ; is a director in the Oxford National 
Bank and associate counsel of the Philadelphia 
and Baltimore Central Railroad. He gives his 
full time and attention to the practice of his profes- 
sion in which he has been successful. He is a 
public-spirited citizen and his influence is largely 
felt in all measures for the public good. 

From a circular issued by his friends when his 
name was announced as a candidate for Judge, we 
take the following : 

The subject of our sketch is, to a great extent, a 
self-made man, receiving his early education at the 
public schools and at Jordan Bank Academy, con- 
ducted by Dr. Evan Pugh, late president of the 
Pennsylvania State College. It was a favorite 
theory of Dr. Pugh, that every boy should learn a 
trade, and young Fulton imbibing that sentiment 
took an apprenticeship and became a blacksmith. 
He carried on the business for himself for about 
two years at Hilamans, in East Nottingham, and 


built up a successful business. Finding, however, 
that increasing business left him but little time for 
reading and study, which was his-ambition, and 
having a desire to study law, he resolved to apply 
himself to teaching and study. Dr. Franklin 
Taylor, the County Superintendent at that time, 
after the usual strict examination, gave him a 
teacher's certificate. 

He was appointed to a school in his native town- 
ship, where he taught for two years. During this 
period he utilized his spare time by a systematic 
review of his former studies, mathematics and 
English classics, with the addition of the Latin and 
French languages. 

At the end of two years teaching he went to Lan- 
caster, where he registered as a law student with 
the late Hon. Thaddeus Stevens. Mr. Stevens, 
however, leaving for Congress, young Fulton was 
recommended by him to Hon. J. Smith Futhey for 
the completion of his law studies, and under his 
instructions and training he was admitted to the 
West Chester bar in 1861. 

The War of the Rebellion had now broken out, 
and the great thought with many young men was 
how best to defend their country's honor and to 
save the union of the States. 


Young Fulton laid aside his law books and turned 
his attention to raising and drilling a company for 
the war. This required him to leave West Chester 
and join in with a number of young men in the 
neighborhood of his old home in Nottingham, on 
the borders of the States of Pennsylvania and Mary- 
land. In recruiting this company, it was agreed 
that the organization should be accredited to the 
State furnishing the most men. 

Colonel Purnell, postmaster of Baltimore, was 
raising a regiment, as also Colonel Guss, of West 

The young men of Maryland, however, outstrip- 
ped the Pennsylvanians in recruiting, and having 
furnished the greatest number of members of the 
company, the organization became Company E of 
Purnell Legion, Maryland Volunteers, remain- 
ing in the service three years. Fulton was chosen 
captain of the company. After about a year's ser- 
vice he was promoted to major of the regiment. 
The many hard marches and great exposures of 
the campaigns of 1861 and 1862 and particularly 
those incident to the rebel invasion of Maryland 
and the battle of Antietam, brought on a fever dis- 
abling him from active service. He held on for 



several months, but was finally ordered before a 
Board of Surgeons, examined and discharged. 

After recovery he opened a law office in Oxford 
in 1863. Lee's invasion of Pennsylvania and the 
battle of Gettysburg found the Major again in the 
field as a member of Company C, 29th Regiment 
of Pennsylvania Militia. After the emergency 
was over he resumed his law practice. He was 
elected Justice of the Peace, of the Borough of 
Oxford, the duties of which position he performed 
with remarkable satisfaction to the people and to 
the honor of the office for thirteen years, when he 
resigned to take his seat in the Legislature of Penn- 

His record as a member of the assembly for his 
three years' service, 1877-1879, was one of 
close application to the duties of the office, the per- 
formance of those duties to the State and to his 
constituents with sterling integrity, sound judgment 
and marked ability. 

In politics he has always been an earnest and 
active Republican. He joined the party at its 
formation, voted for Abraham Lincoln, the first 
Republican president, and has been a steadfast 
member of the party ever since. 


He has been an earnest advocate of the temper- 
ance cause, but holds steadfastly to the principle 
that temperance reform, like any other political 
reformation in this county or in this State must 
come through and within the lines of the Republi- 
can party. All his efforts in that direction have 
therefore been confined within the limits of his 

Although a Presbyterian, he has always been 
tolerant and liberal in religious opinion. He has 
frequently been heard to say that " he hoped the 
time would never come when any religious denom- 
ination, not even his own, would attain supreme 
ascendancy in this country, but that for all time 
while our government endures, all denominations 
would continue to be equal before the law and the 
right of conscience and religious worship be allowed 
to remain untrammeled and uncontrolled by party 
or sect." 

Wife of Hon. Wm. T. Fulton, No. 63. 


Wm. T. Fulton's 50TH Birthday, February 27, 


Wm. T. we find to-day with 

1. The fiftieth milestone reached and passed 

On life's journey ; 
Time's Chariot must be rolling fast 
Bearing all this peopled mass, 
Our brother numbered in the class 

Of those o'er fifty. 

2. A while ago you were a boy, 

A merry lad. 
With whip and hatchet for a toy, 
Balls and wagons were a joy, 
School books were fun without alloy — 

The few you had. 

3. But you remember more of work 

Those days than play. 
The stony field you did not shirk, 
A chrome bank was no place to lurk. 
That blacksmith shop would tire a Turk, 

Both night and day. 

4. Old Davy Whitcraft brought you out 

Of Egypt's land ; 
He was the man who was so stout. 
Weighed four hundred or thereabout, 
He helped you work the iron out 

With skillful hand. 

*Bv H. R. Fulton. 


5. Since '56 I've often thought 

Of your terrible trip 
To Wilmington, to pay goods you bought ; 
The note was due, the grace was naught. 
Against protests you'd always fought, 

Vour credit grip. 

6. A winter day, with mercury low. 

You started out ; 
With western blizzards and drifted snow, 
The trains at Newark could not go ; 
You trudged and waded to and fro 

The entire route. 

7. Old Garret must have been surprised 

To welcome you ; 
The Townsfolk hardly can surmise 
A Country Chap has enterprise 
To beat a railroad and arrive 

E'er trains get through. 

8. He planked the cash the day 'twas due — 

That pleased the firm. 
And fixed his credit the season through, 
Convinced them that man's word was true ; 
They offered goo^s, and not a few, 

On his return. 

9. Ill wind it is that blows no good, 

If men are true ; 
And so we thank the winds for food. 
Praise all events of life which stood 
A guide to lead us through the wood. 

When friends were few. 


And if you're glad you left the shop 

And took to school, 
Give credit to the day you dropped 
The bloody Butteris, red and hot, 
Kicked through your hand by — treacherous trot — 

Sam Passmore's mule. 

Such accidents have much to do 

With course in life; 
They form an impress deep and true 
That follow us our journey through, 
And oft our lagging powers renew. 

To win the strife. 

As Pedagogvie he had success — 

Short avocation — 
But never gave enough recess ; 
The stupid lads got in a mess, 
While studious pupils all express 

Their approbation. 

Our host was loyal to the core 

In Rebellion's day ; 
The oysters fresh on Eastern shore. 
He captured lots and fought for more, 
Until they joined another corps 

Across the bay. 

His Purnell Legion border men 

Wore best of blue ; 
They had of Infantry Companies ten. 
Cannons and horsemen were welcome then ; 
All fought so well at Antietam, 

The Rebels flew. 


15. Of loyal blood he's always been, — 

'Tis nothing new. 
Grandfather Fulton's Kith and Kin 
His Revolutionary record must not dim, 
And so he fought the cause to win, 

And won it too. 

16. And now we'll let him practice law. 

He loves his books ; 
His shingle's up, he's learned to draw 
The tedious briefs, to find the flaw, 
And at the others' weakness claw, 

To show his crooks. 

17. To some the law's a luxury, 

A very sport ; 
The man who wants to pay the fee 
Has right to any Court's decree, 
Then Lawyer, Judge and Jury three 

All play the court. 

18. At other times the law is sought 

By best of men, 
For safety against wrong and fraud. 
An aid to peace and wealth well wrought, 
The crown of battles bravely fought. 

And due to them. 

19. The attorney has an odd career. 

And not o'er pleasant ; 
He is most trusted and revered. 
He's loved and hated too severe, 
In usefulness he has no peer. 

The people's servant. 



20. And since you love this avocation, 

And like the labor, 
We wish success on all occasions, 
That health and wealth and ample rations. 
May bless your every social station, 

And bring you honor. 

21. And as the years roll swiftly by 

Without recall, 
Bank not on time which doth so fly, 
No mortgage take on reasons why ; 
Get title deeds to mansions high, 

The best of all. 

Joseph Miller Fulton. No. 64. 

Joseph Miller Fulton ^ No. 64(James J.^, James^ 
John^), was born January 11, 1840, in West Not- 
tingham Township, Chester County. 

He early took to the business of merchandising, 
clerked in the store of Haines & Ireland at Brick 
Meeting House, Maryland. 

In 1863 he engaged in store-keeping at Hila- 
mans, now Chrome, East Nottingham. From that 
place he went to Brick Meeting house, Md., and 
entered into partnership with John M. Ireland in 
the general merchandise business. In 1867 he es- 
tablished a drug store at New London, Chester 


County, which he conducted for a period of over 
twenty years to the time of his decease. 

Entered the army in 1863, and served in Com- 
pany C, 29th Regiment of Pennsylvania Militia. 

He studied pharmacy, and was graduated from 
Philadelphia College of Pharmacy. He was a 
Past Master of New London Lodge of F. and A. 
M. He had been Treasurer of the Board of Trus- 
tees, and an elder of the New London Presbyter- 
ian Church, and for a time was superintendent of 
the Sabbath School. 

He was a man of great liberality, kind to the 
poor, and generous to a fault. 

He died February 21, 1892, in the 53d year of 
his age. 

The widow, Mrs. Sarah Anna Fulton, with the. 
two sons, Frederick J. and Alfred Miller, reside 
at 13 1 2 W. 4th Street, Wilmington, Del. 

Hugh Ramsey Fulton. No. 65. 

Hugh Ramsey FultonS No. 65 (James J.^, 
James^, John^), was born November 16, 1843, in 
East Nottingham Township, Chester County, in 
the brick dwelling on the Christiana road adjoining 
the Old Passmore homestead. 

Wife of Jos. M. Fulton, No. 64. 


Although in early youth he had a great dislike 
for the subscription and public schools of the 
neighborhood, he was, through the patient perse- 
verance of a thoughtful and wise mother, induced 
to spend a fair portion of his time in school. A 
subscription school taught by Miss Beckie Brown 
near the White House, Thompson's old log school 
house, the new brick at Hilamon's called Fairview, 
the public school at the brick meeting house, under 
Reuben Hains, Esq., Chestnut Level Academy 
under Morgan Rawlins, and the select school at 
Oxford under Dr. Taylor, gave him his primary 

In the spring of 1861, while employed on the 
chrome banks of Robert McMullen, the war broke 
out ; the necessities of the blockade stopped the ex- 
portation as also the mining of chrome, and threw 
him out of employment. About this time Wm. P. 
Brown, a neighbor, was beginning the erection of 
a new brick house and w^as in want of hod carriers. 
He called upon Fulton for help, who complied with 
the request, went to work, and carried brick and 
mortar for one of the finest brick houses in the 

In the fall of 1861 he was, through the kind- 


ness of his cousin, Mrs. Thomas A. Clark, invited 
to attend the Chestnut Level Academy, and make 
his home with them. This opportunity was recog- 
nized as a good one, and he at once accepted it. 
During the winter and spring of 1861 and 1862 and 
the summer of 1863 he attended that institution 
with pleasure and profit. 

It was while at the Academy in 1863 that the 
ardent loyalty of the people with whom he asso- 
ciated, the defeat of the Union forces in Virginia, 
the onward march of the Rebel hordes upon our 
own State, the approach of the Confederate cav- 
alry toward the Susquehanna, the burning of the 
bridge at Wrightsville, which, at the time, was 
supposed to be the State Capital, were a combina- 
tion of circumstances tending to patriotic impulse, 
too strong to be resisted by him, and he enlisted, on 
the 27th of June, in Lieutenant Samuel Boyd's 
Company G, ist Battalion, Pennsylvania Six- 
month Volunteers, afterwards the 187th Penn. 

They went into service immediately, were sworn 
and mustered at Harrisburg, and while in camp 
there he wrote to his parents (whom he had prom- 
ised to come home during vacation and help with 



the store and harvest) telling them for the first time 
what he had done, asking them to excuse and ap- 
prove as he had considered it his solemn duty to 
his country's cause to do as he did. 

At that time James, William T., Joseph M. and 
Hugh R. — the whole family — were in the Union 
Army, while their father was doing all he could at 
home for the success of the cause of human liberty, 
national unit}^ and the return of peace and pros- 

The subject of this sketch served his first enlist- 
ment at provost duty at Harrisburg, Philadelphia, 
Chambersburg and Antietam, Maryland. The 
service was a pleasant one and also useful to the 
Government, but was void of that inspiring and ex- 
citing feature of camp in front and the battlefield, 
which the young soldier so much loves, and it was 
for this reason that, soon after his return frftm the 
volunteers, he reenlisted at Philadelphia in the 
Regular Army in the 5th Regiment of United 
States Artillery, and was soon sent to Battery E, 
then stationed at Chambersburg, Pa., but which 
immediately joined the Army of the Potomac on 
the Rapid Ann, Virginia. His battery during the 
battles of the Wilderness and Spottsylvania was 


with the artillery reserve, but was soon attached to 
the 6th Army Corps and remained with it to the 
close of the war. 

Hugh R. served with his battery in the battles 
of the Wilderness, Spottsylvania Court House, 
North Ann River, Cold Harbor, the first attack on 
Petersburg and the whole siege of Petersburg. 
During the time of the springing of the mine at 
Petersburg, or the blowing up of the Rebel fort, 
and for three months after he was stationed in Fort 
Hell, which was regarded as the hottest place on 
the siege line. He was in the artillery duels dur- 
ing the attack on the South Side Railroad, and the 
Rebel attack and capture of Fort Steadman, and 
was active in the great Sunday fight of April 2, 
1865, when the Union Army left their fortifications, 
marched out into the open field in front, .making 
charge after charge upon the Rebel works and 
with their artillery on that open plain, kept up 
such a cannonade, that three Rebel forts were 
captured, and dismantled in that one day. He was 
in the last battle of the Potomac Army, which was 
fought at Sailor's Creek on April 6th. He partici- 
pated in the rejoicing over the surrender of the 
Rebel forces under Lee on April 9th, when the 


whole Army of the Potomac threw up their hats, 
cheered themselves hoarse and fired the last blank 
cartridge. With the hardened sturdy soldiery he 
was humbled from the highest pitch of joy and re- 
joicing, and melted to grief on hearing of the as- 
sassination of our honored President, Abraham 
Lincoln, on the 14th of April. He had the pleas- 
ure of joining in the triumphal review of the 
Armies of the Republic at Washington,, and after 
the close of the war, was sent south to the Caro- 
linas and Florida in support of the reconstruction 
plans of the Government. 

He was, for short periods in 1865 and 1866, sta- 
tioned at Washington, D. C, New York City, 
Beaufort, Charleston, Fort Moultrie, Port Royal, 
South Carolina, Saint Augustine, Key West, Bar- 
rancas and Fort Pickins, Florida, 

His term of service having expired, he was dis- 
charged with the following letter of recommend a 
tion : 

Character. [Endorsed on army discharge.] 

One of the most faithful and intelligent soldiers 
I have ever known. T. Seymour, 

Brt. Maj. Genl. Capt. 5th. Arty. 


Sergeant Hugh R. Fulton has served with this 
company in the' following engagements, viz : 

Wilderness, — Spottsylvania, — Cold Harbor, — 
Siege of Petersburg, — Petersburg April 2nd. 1865, 
— Sailors Creek, — Surrender of Lee. 
T. Seymour ; 
Brt. Maj. Genl. Capt. 5th. Arty. Comm'g. 

Barrancas Fla., Februar}^ 22nd., 1867. 

Sergeant Hugh R. Fulton — now discharged from 
the U. S. Army, has served three years, in the field, 
with a steadiness and fidelitv that might be 
equalled — but could not be surpassed. By his con- 
stant good conduct he has won the well-deserved 
respect and esteem of every Officer with whom he 
has associated. Should he have occasion to show 
this writing, to advance his interests in any respect, 
I trust that it may procure for him w^hatever he 
may seek — for I have met with few better men than 
Hugh R. Fulton. 

T. Seymour : 
Brt. Maj. Genl. U. S. Army. 

He arrived home about the middle of March, 
1867, and on the first of April started to Taylor's 
Select School in the Presbyterian Session House, 


Oxford. Early in August he took charge of the 
Union School in Elk Township, which he taught 
for three terms. In the spring of 1868 he regis- 
tered with his brother, William T. Fulton, Esq., of 
Oxford, as a student of law, was appointed in July 
of that year as teacher of Fairview School, East 
Nottingham, which he taught with entire satisfac- 
tion for one month, when his friends, Theodore K. 
Stubbs and Benjamin F. Hudson, who were mak- 
ing preparations to enter the Law Department of 
the University of Michigan — which they recom- 
mended very highl}^ — having urged him to go along, 
he resolved to go. He then had his chief com- 
petitor for the school. Miss Ruth Griffith, appointed 
in his place as teacher, and started for this Athens 
of the West. He entered the University on Oc- 
tober I, 1868, and was graduated with the degree 
of Bachelor of Laws, on March 30, 1870. He at 
once came to Lancaster, and was admitted to prac- 
tice law on April 19, 1870. One month later he 
entered the office of Hon. William Aug. Atlee. 

In 187 1 he took a tour through the Western 
States for the purpose of seeing the country, and 
satisfying himself of the best place for his perma- 
nent location. The States of Illinois and Iowa 


failing to offer sufficient inducements for his leaving 
Lancaster, he returned, and soon after married 
Miss Sallie T. Kerr, daughter of John A. Kerr, of 
East Nottingham, Chester County. 

He was elected Solicitor for the Board of Trus- 
tees of the Home for Friendless Children, Lancas- 
ter, in 1872, in which capacity he served for four 
years. He was afterwards elected a member of 
the Board of Trustees of that institution, and in 
1875 was elected Treasurer of the Board, in which 
capacity he has served until the present time. 

In January, 1876, he was elected Solicitor for the 
Lancaster Law Library Association. In 1879 ^^ 
was elected by the people of Lancaster County to 
the office of County Solicitor, and served with the 
commendation of the people and public press in the 
details of the office, the trial of the large number 
of land damage cases arising during his term owing 
to the opening of streets in the City of Lancaster 
and for his successful collection of a large claim of 
over ;^23,ooo, from the Commonwealth, for over- 
paid taxes in previous years. 

He was elected by the Councils of the city of 
Lancaster to the office of City Solicitor in 1883 
and was notably successful in the collection of a 

SALLIE T. KERR, No. 88, 
Wife of Hugh R. Fulton, Esq. 


large number of outstanding claims due the city, 
and in requiring certain corporations to comply 
with the ordinances of the city. 

He was one of the organizers of the Lancaster 
General Hospital, one of the most worthy charities 
in the county, and has served as a director and 

He was one of the organizers and also superin- 
tendent of Bethany Presbyterian Sabbath School, 
in the western part of the city, and served on the 
building committee in the erection of the beautiful 
chapel now occupied by it on West End Avenue. 
He joined Oxford Lodge A. Y. Masons in 1867, 
Lancaster Chapter 43 in 1873, and the Junior 
Order of United American Mechanics. He was 
for five years president of the Young Men's Chris- 
tian Association and director for many years. 

He has been an elder of the First Presbyterian 
Church of Lancaster for some years, was twice 
Commander of Post No. 84 Grand Army of the 
Republic, frequently a delegate to the department 
encampments, was Assistant Inspector at Large of 
the Posts of the county, and Aid-de-Camp on the 
Staff of Commander-in-Chief General Sexton. 

120 genealogy of the 

The Teacher Thought it was Pluck. 
Elkton, Cecil County, Md. 

My Dear Sir : I received by this morning's mail 
your kind letter under date of the 20th instant, and 
I hasten to comply. With this you will please find 
the sum of 25 cents in postage stamps, with which 
to purchase the stereoscopic view of ex-President 
Buchanan's grave, and return postage. 

There is a lawyer in your city who, when I 
taught school, was a student under me in survey- 
ing. He was a good boy, a faithful scholar, and 
honest as the day is long. His name is Hugh 
Fulton. I have not seen nor even heard of him 
for at least sixteen years. All that I know of him 
was what I knew over fifteen years ago, when he 
used to walk four miles to the school and four 
miles back home again, after he had recited. This 
is what I call pluck. 

I remain, yours very truly, 

Reuben Haines. 

To Mr. , April 21, 1881. 

From Mrs. Elizabeth Esther Fulton Winans\ 
No. 220 (66 m). (George W.^, John', John\) 
Manchester, Kas., Feb. 12, 1900. 
I received your letter this morning with enclo- 
sures from Mr. Hugh R. Fulton, of Lancaster, Pa. 


It is now almost thirty-six years since I married 
and left home ; for twenty-five years of that time I 
have been entirely separated from my relatives. I 
have lost track of a great many, and being among 
strangers, have not talked of old times and friends 
as if I had been among them. I remember of 
hearing father say that his father, John Fulton, was 
born in Maryland. He was married twice. I am 
not certain if it was to Margaret Dickey, but think 
it was. "Beck" Crawford's grandmother. Aunt 
Betsy La fevre, was one of the children. Aunt 
" Polly " Eckles was another, and John, who it was 
thought died suddenly, long before our time, was 

Our grandmother was Esther Cooper, and, as 
you will see by the chart, had eight children, a 
number of whom we never saw, in fact, I have no 
recollection of any but Uncle Andrew and Aunt 
Ellen ; but of their children I have some knowledge. 
I have filled out the chart to the best of my ability. 
In filling out the Matthew H. Fulton part of the 
chart, I would give his army record, also that of 
his soldier son Jim. Don't forget Carrie's little 
girl, either. I think father said grandfather came 
over the mountains to western Pennsylvania in the 
year 1804. Father was born in Chester County, Pa. 

128 genealogy of the 

Mattheav Henry Fulton. No. 221 (66 n). 

Matthew Henry Fulton*, No. 221 (66 n) (George 
W.^, John^, John'), when the Civil War broke out, 
enlisted in the New Brighton Rifles, which was 
afterwards Co. H, of the 9th Penna. Reserves, and 
served until wounded at the battle of Gaines' Mill, 
Va., and was taken prisoner on account of said 
wound at Savage Station, Va., a few days later, and 
taken to Richmond and exchanged in three months. 
He came to Bucyrus, O., in 1866, was Postmaster 
in Garfield's and Arthur's administrations, and was 
mayor from 1886 to 1888. My son, James Edward 
(No. 246), 16 years old, was principal musician 
(chief trumpeter) of the 8th Ohio, and served in 
Cuba. He was the youngest chief trumpeter in 
the army. 

Matthew James Wilson. No. 67. 

Name, Matthew James Wilson^ No. 67 (Rob- 
ert^ Jane", John')* 

Residence and post-office. East Nottingham, 
Chester County, Pa. ; Oxford. 

Occupation, farming. 


Birth-place and date of birth, East Nottingham ; 
January 11, 1830. 

Married Rebecca E. Mclntire. 

Names and ages of children in full, Robert B., 
Ella F., Lydia Jane, and Ann Elizabeth. 

Robert B. married Ida Mary Crowl, daughter of 
Robert A. Crowl, on December 29, 1881. 

Educated at Oxford Academy and State Normal 

Residence and occupation of children, Robert 
B., East Nottingham, farming; Ella F., Liver- 
mon, Cal., teaching; Lydia Jane and Ann Eliza- 
beth at home. 

Father's full name was Robert Wilson (No. 30). 

Mother's maiden name was Lydia Wilson. 

Grandfather's full name was Matthew Wilson. 

Grandmother's maiden name was Jenny Fulton 
(No. 6). 

Robert Franklin Wilson. No. 69. 

Name, Robert Franklin Wilson^, No. 69 (Rob- 
ert^, Jane^, John^). 

Oxford, Chester County, Pa. 

Occupation, farmer. 

Born in East Nottingham Township, June 26, 


Married to Agnes E. Thomson, January 19, 

Children, Robert Thomson Wilson, born De- 
cember 6, 1872; William J. Wilson, born Febru- 
ary 15, 1879. 

Fathers name, Robert Wilson. 

Date of birth, July i, 1796, East Nottingham; 
died April 3, 1862. 

Mother's maiden name, Lydia Wilson. 

Born July 18, 1804; died September 7, 1865. 

Grandfather's name, Matthew Wilson. 

Born July 27, 1762, in East Nottingham; died 
January 10, 1838. 

Grandmother's maiden name, Jane Fulton. 

Names of father's children in full, and dates of 

1. Matthew James Wilson, born January 11, 
1830 ; married Rebecca C. Mclntire. 

2. Phoebe Wilson, born August i, 183 1. 

3. Tamar Jane Wilson, born February 8, 1836; 
married William K. Warden. 

4. Robert Franklin Wilson, born June 23, 
1839 ' i^arried Agnes E. Thomson. 

5. John Wilson, born January 11, 1842; mar- 
ried S. Elizabeth Thomson. 

HON. JAMES H. KERR, No. 85. 


Fifth Generation. 

James Hutchison Kerr^. No. 85. (Eliza Jane^, 
James^, Elizabeth^ John^) 

Heidelberg, Germany, Oct. 10, 1899. 
Hon. Hugh R. Fulton, Lancaster, Pa. 

Dear Bi- other : I have just received from Guy 
a blank entitled "Fulton Genealogy " with a re- 
quest to fill out the same and give an outline 
sketch of my life. As I do not know how full you 
are making the life history of your family, I will 
simply give you a skeleton. You can throw out 
any bones too long for the collection and any that 
are too short, pull up to the proper height and hang 
a towel in front. If any are too bare, take a hint 
from the most lovely and divine sex and use cotton. 
Your loving brother, 

James Hutchison Kerr. 

Life Outline. 

Born near Chambersburg, Franklin Co., Pa., 
August 30, 1837. When a year old, took my par- 
ents and went to farming near McConnellsburg, 


Fulton Co., Pa. In 1844 i^ioved to Chester County, 
taking the same parents. Here also we engaged 
in farming. Until 1850 attended school in winter, 
and in summer engaged in the exciting sport of 
picking potatoes and gathering stones. When 
brother George and I were not gathering stones we 
were watching them grow. In those days, father 
thought I was cut out for a farmer, and mother 
thought I was a born preacher. 

In 1847-8 I began, through the stories of the 
Mexican War and the Students' Revolution in Ger- 
many, to feel the influence of a greater world. 
Then came the discovery of chrome in the barrens 
of Chester County. I heard much of this ore and 
the mining and reduction of the same. I saw 
many different kinds of minerals, which were car- 
ried around by different persons. Many specimens 
were given me ; and I began to look for the beauti- 
ful things God has made to beautify this world, and 
to give power, and comfort, and a broader, better 
and happier ever-growing life, individually and 
collectively to mankind. 

In 185 1 I was attending school at Elk Ridge 
when the teacher was taken sick- and the pupils 
selected me as their teacher. This being ratified 


in the course of a week by the directors, I taught 
the remaininor two months. From the first I loved 
the work, and I saw that, for me, Hfe's open door 
was teaching as a profession. I read everything 
I could get on methods, I sought the society of 
teachers with experience. I attended institutes, 
and took an active part in the same. Above all I 
made a study of my pupils. Tried to assist Nature 
by giving pupils a chance to grow. One of the 
greatest pleasures of my life has been in seeing 
the different effects of a question, or a proposition 
put to a class of pupils as indicated in their eyes. 
The teacher who has not watched and studied the 
awakening of human souls may know much of 
the drudgery of the profession, but can know little 
of its inspirations. 

In 1852-53 I attended the Turner Seminary. 
In 1853-54-55 attended New London Academy. 
1855-56 Westminister College in Lawrence 
County, Pa. In 1857 saw something of the South 
and later went to Rochester, New York, where I 
taught school, engaged in the grocery business, 
got burned out, and attended lectures at the Ro- 
chester University ; also carried on a systematic 
study of the natural sciences under the direction 


of Rev. Orville Dewey, of Rochester, and Dr. 
James Hall, the geologist and paleontologist, of 
Albany. During these years my resting hours 
were spent in travelling in New England, Canada, 
and the West. Had charge of the Academy of 
Franklinville, Cattaraugus County, New York, in 
1859 and 1860-61. 

In 1861 entered Yale College (Classical Depart- 
ment). Kept up in geology under the direction of 
Prof. James D. Dana, and meteorology under 
Professors Loomis, Twining and Newton. In my 
senior year had charge of the Department of Natu- 
ral Sciences in General Russel Military and Colleg- 
iate Institute in New Haven, Conn. During this 
year was offered the position of Second Assistant 
Geologist and Mining engineer, by the Maximilian 
Government of Mexico. Spent college vacations 
mostly in making excursions afoot. In sophomore 
year went to West Indies and South America in a 
sailing vessel. Graduated with honor in 1865, 
having had to labor under the misfortune of only a 
four months' fit in Greek — several members of the 
class having had a preparation of over five years. 

After graduating took a two months' tour to Nova 
Scotia, Newfoundland, Labrador and Greenland. 



Returning to New Haven, was offered the position 
of principal of Jackson Academy, Jackson, Cape 
Girardeau County, Missouri. This I accepted, 
and arived at Jackson on the 28th day of Septem- 
ber, 1865. Within two months, was appointed 
County Superintendent of Public Schools by the 
Governor and directed not only to reorganize the 
schools of the county, but also to give such as- 
sistance as lay within my power in reorganizing 
public instruction in the twenty-three counties con- 
stituting the Third Congressional District of Mis- 

On Christmas 1866, married Miss Mary Ella 
Spear, of Jackson, Mo., who is a Jefferson-Ran- 
dolph (of Virginia) through the Criddles and Bollins. 

In 1868 was elected County Superintendent of 
Public Schools and the same year was appointed 
by the Governor one of the Curators of the Univer- 
sity* of Missouri at Columbia. Took an active 
part in organizing the Mining School at Rolla, 
Mo. Was offered the directorship of the same. 

In 1869, organized the Fruitland Normal Insti- 
tute, 6 miles north of Jackson. This was the first 
Normal School in the United States south of St. 
Louis, Mo. 


In 1874 pool" health led me to Colorado and in 
1875 was urged to come to the assistance of Colo- 
rado College, which had been organized at Colo- 
rado Springs the year before. September, 1875, I 
became professor in charge at Colorado College, 
and was soon joined by my family. In 1876 I re- 
signed my position ; but was immediately elected 
professor of chemistry and geology, with the un- 
derstanding that I was to devote to the College 
only such time as I could spare from mining, engi- 
neering and metallurgical work. In 1878, became 
a member of the Board of College Trustees and 
resigned in 1879. ^^ 1880 made an extended visit 
with family through the South Bahamas and West 
Indies. In 1882 with my son visited Japan and 
China. While abroad was elected to the Colorado 
Legislature — the Democrats doing me the honor of 
putting up no one against me. 

In 1884 originated the Pike's Peak railway 
scheme. In 1885-6 visited, as a mining engineer, 
Central America, South America and England — 
taking my wife with me to England. In 1887-8 
was the acting president of Colorado College. 

In 1888 went to Mexico, as mining engineer and 
metallurgist. Became in 1890 mining engineer and 


metallurgist for the British Consul and Minister. 

In 1892 to 1894 did considerable engineering 
work for several American, English, Mexican and 
Spanish companies. 

Returning to the United States in 1894, have been 
since engaged in the practice of my profession, 
principally in Montana and New York. In June, 
1899, my wife and I came to Europe for rest, 
health, pleasure and study. 

From 185 1 until 1880 I taught from four to ten 
months of every ^^ear. I hold state teacher certifi- 
cates from Connecticut, New York, Penns3'lvania, 
Missouri and Colorado. 

For twenty years of my life I worked from 16 to 

18 hours per day. Notwithstanding the work, the 

struggles to get an education, and the coming of 

misfortunes over which I had no control, life has 

been full of cheer. I have gathered very much 

honey and very little poison from the many flowers 

that have beautified my life pathway. I have 

never cried over spilt milk and never crossed a 

bridge until I came to it ; and thus, I have thrown 

aside nine-tenths of those troubles and burdens 

which a very large per cent, of mankind endure 

and carry. 

James H. Kerr. 

138 genealogy of the 

James Hutchison Kerr.* No. 85. 

Representative for El Paso County. 

Of all the counties in the State, El Paso has 
most reason to be proud of her delegation in the 
Colorado Assembly. Senator Howbert and Repre- 
sentatives Kerr and Ford never flinched from be- 
ginning to end ; and Professor Kerr was one of the 
last four who voted for Pitkin, the twelve going to 
Bowen by an arrangement of the caucus. When 
the caucus decided the nomination. El Paso men 
were in honor bound to vote for the nominee, 
though they voted for Tabor under protest. The 
last four who voted for Pitkin were Messrs. Kerr, 
Curtice, Wells and Greene. The El Paso men 
voted anti-bonanza and anti-monopoly throughout. 

Professor Kerr was born near Chambersburg, 
Pa. In 1874 he came to Colorado, and in 1875 he 
settled at Colorado Springs, becoming professor in 
charge of Colorado College. In 1876 he was 
elected professor of chemistry and geology in the 
college. During his professorship there, he did a 
great deal of expert work in Colorado, New Mexico 
and Old Mexico. 

* Editorial from the Denver (Col.) Weekly, February' 17, 1883. 



This brief account of a life of many vicissitudes, 
shows the stuff that Professor Kerr is made of. He 
is a positive, energetic man who never quails. 
Some portion of every year for twenty-nine con- 
secutive years was spent in teaching, and though 
he was always more or less an invalid, he has 
worked from sixteen to eighteen hours a day -for 
twenty years. While studying geology he walked 
through every county of the IVCiddle and New Eng- 
land States, except some of the counties of Maine. 
He has traveled over the greater part of the two 
Americas, including most of the West Indies. He 
spent some time among the Japanese, and was in 
China when a cablegram reached him informing 
him of his election as Representative for El Paso. 
While in China, he sold the first mine ever sold to 

Professor Kerr returns to Colorado Springs with 
a record that stands among the clearest in the As- 
sembly. He did his duty to his constituents as well 
as to the State. 

Dr. George Kerr. No. 87. 
Dr. George Kerr', No. 87 (Eliza Jane Hutchison*, 
James'', Elizabeth^, John'), was born in East Not- 


tingham Township, Chester County, Pa., January 
9, 1841. Attended New London Academy, grad- 
uated at Poughkeepsie Commercial College, taught 
school, studied medicine under Dr. D. W. Hutchi- 
son, and was graduated from Jefferson Medical 
College in 1863. He was appointed Assistant Sur- 
geon in the Army Hospital, Philadelphia. He prac- 
ticed medicine for a time at Newberg, N. Y. , and Ne- 
braska City, Neb., and has for many years enjoyed 
a large medical practice in Philadelphia. He has 
been president of the Lavalette City Land Com- 
pany, and has a winter residence at Pearson, 
Volusia county, Fla. He married Christiana Dei- 
bert of Schuylkill Haven, March 17, 1864. They 
had one child, Minnie L., married to George C.J. 
Fleck of the firm of Fleck Brothers, Philadelphia. 
Annie died years ago and on February i, 1893, he 
married Miss Carrie L. Trout, of Philadelphia. 

My son John has saved a clipping from a 
Philadelphia paper and because of its merit we in- 
sert it here. 

' ' The following heart offering is from the pen of 
one of Philadelphia's most eminent physicians who 
in leisure moments woos the muses, and who han- 
dles the poetic pen with the same incisive stroke 
that he does the surgical steel. 


" Dr. Geo. Kerr is as accomplished in the fields 
of poesy as he is skilled in that of medicine. — 
National Union. 

"Friendship's Offering. 

" Ah ! what is life to me, without a friend? 
One whose heart and love are ever waiting 
To chase away the cares of earth ; and mend 
The sad, sad heart, that is ever breaking. 

" Do others know what it is to suffer 

Alone, — the tortures of a blighted life? 
Is the grave the only friend to cover 

The monstrous wrong, which ends the bitter strife. 

" Oh, give me the heart, that has felt the need 
Of sympathy, and kindly words to aid ; 
From its hidden depths, it will ever plead 
Charity and loving kindness, undismayed. 

" Yes, — that's the balm, which heals the wounded heart. 
That makes this life, happy, joyous and free. 
Dear ones let our lives forever impart 
To each other, to all, fidelity." 

"G. K." 

The Kerr Family. 

Notes gathered by Lizzie Eleanor Kerr^, No. 

86, Eliza Jane H.^ James H.^ Elizabeth^ John\ 

Notes taken February 15, 1881, at home, Laurel 


Valley farm, on Big Elk Creek, three miles south- 
east of Oxford, Chester Co., Pa. 

Father says that his father, George Kerr, was 
born January 14, 1762, and died September 11, 
1836, was the son of James Kerr, born about 1733, 
County Derry, Ireland, who was married to Mar- 
garet Glenn between 1 750-1 760. George Kerr 
had the following brothers and sisters : 

1. John Kerr, born August 4, 1778, owned part 
of a vessel and was captain. He ran between sev- 
eral points in the United States and the West Indies. 
(Unmarried.) The last time he was in Gettysburg he 
left a chest, a sword, horn spoon and needle, which 
things are now in the possession of John A. Kerr. 
He was lost at sea about 1816. His age is in the 
Bible which was in the possession of father's 
brother James, and now in that of his son James S. 
Kerr, Bloomfield, Davis Co., Iowa. 

2. Thomas Kerr, born August i, 1768, was 
married, never came to this country. Had two 
sons, Matthew and James, and one daughter. 

{a) Matthew was collector at the port of Liver- 
pool, Eng. Heard from him in 1870, at which 
time he was a broker and very rich. 

{b) James remained and married in Bally Kelly, 
County Derry. 


(c) The daughter married a Scott. She was a 
beautiful girl. She had a daughter who married a 
Campbell, who came to this countr}-, settled in or 
near Pittsburg, Pa. 

3. James Kerr, born June 27, 1781, next to 
the youngest son and stayed with his father, until 
his father died and then came to this country. 
Lived at his brother Matthew's, at Wrightsville, 
York Co., Pa,, and died there about 1842. Buried 
in the old Presbyterian churchyard (unmarried). 
He brought the old Bible to this country, which his 
nephew got through Margaret Kerr Dickey. 

4. Margaret Kerr, born April 8, 1776, married 
John Dickey between 1790 and 1800. Their son 
James stood in Geo. Kerr's store in Gettysburg 
about 1820, when his father and his mother came 
to this country. They all went to Pittsburg and 
kept store. There were two sons, James and John 
or William, and two or three girls, (a) James died 
unmarried, also two of the girls. The remaining 
son was keeping store in a town near Pittsburg, 
about twenty years ago. They were related to 
Archibald George, of Baltimore. 

5. Hannah Kerr, born December 20, 1777, 
married Hanson in Ireland, and came to this coun- 


try about 1820 and settled in Indiana. "^ They had 
one son whom they called David ; was left wealthy, 
traveled a great deal. Was an officer on the Texan 
side during the early part of its struggle for inde- 
pendence ; unmarried ; was killed about 1838. 

6. Margary Kerr, died young. 

7. Mary Kerr, born August 3, 1765 ; did not 
come to this country. 

8. Matthew Kerr, born July 5, 1787, died 
December 12, 1857. Came to this country and 
taught school in York, and became a lumber in- 
spector. He married Jane Wilson, a daughter of 
Thomas Wilson, Sheriff of York County, about 
1810. He had eight sons and one daughter. 

Grandfather George Kerr was born in Scotland, 
January 14, 1762, and died at Gettysburg, Adams 
County, Pa., September 11, 1836, just nine days 
before father and mother were married. His father 
lived at Bally Kelly many years, and died there 
about 1830, being about 96 or 97 ^^ears old. The 
mother was about the same age. George Kerr 
crossed the ocean five times. He stood in his 
fathers store at Bally Kell}^ and was an officer 
on the walls of Derry. The first three years after 
he came to America he was collector for a man in 


South Carolina. The second time he came, he 
and his cousin, who is the grandfather of David 
and Wm. Kerr, of Kerrsville, Cumberland County, 
Pa., were partners in a store in Huntingdon. The 
third time, he kept store in Gettysburg. Here he 
met and married Eleanor Wilson, about 1797. She 
died April 27, 1815, being 44 years, 2 months and 
II days old. She had a brother, John, who was' 
younger than she. The father of Eleanor and 
John, whose name was James Wilson, married 
Margaret or Mary Sharp, sister of Dr. Sharp, who 
preached at Shippensburg, Pa. The Wilsons lived 
near Carlisle, on the Walnut Bottom road. By 
Eleanor Wilson, George Kerr had eight children. 
Mary Clemintine Kerr, born August 27, 1798, 
married June 17, 1818, to a druggist, John Byron, 
who was born August 15, 1796, and died in 1866 
from the bite of a rattlesnake. She died February 
28, 1848. 

"While Cessford owns the rule of Carr, 
While boasts the line of Scott ; 
The slaughter'd chiefs, the mortal jar, 
The havoc of the feudal war. 
Shall never, never be forgot." 

The unicorn head was the crest of the Kerrs or 


Carrs of Cessford, of which Halidon was an ancient 
seat, now demohshed. 

George Kerr, of Gettysburg, was of the Kerrs 
of Cessford. 

Dickey Family. 

Samuel D. came over the sea, and settled on the 
James Ramsey farm. His children were John, 
who married Bettie H., and Samuel D., who mar- 
ried Jane H., daughters of Samuel Hutchison. 

Rev. Ebenezer Dickey, D.D., married Jane 
Miller; David M., Ann Moffit ; Margaret, a Ross; 
Hannah, a MofRt ; Jane was married to mother's 
great-grandfather. John Fulton lived near Pitts- 

Fulton Family. 

Mother's great-grandfather on Grandmother 
Hutchison's side of the house was John Fulton. 
He, John, married Jane Dickey ; James married 
Margaret Miller; Elizabeth married James Hutchi- 
son (grandfather) ; Jane married Matthew Wilson 
(Frank Wilson's grandfather ; Susan Fulton mar- 
ried Rev. James Clarkson, of York Count}') ; Mary 
married Rev. James Proudfoot, of Salem, N. Y., 


James' son. John, junior, died single, also Rachel 
and Miller ; Joseph married Martha Watt ; Eleanor 
married Fulton Hutchison ; Jefferson married 
Nancy Ramsey. They have four children : James 
Fulton, M.D., Wm. T. and Hugh R., practicing 
law, Joseph, druggist. 

The Watt Family. 
David Watt, of Scotland, married Mary 

1. Susan, his daughter, married Faulkner, Nor- 
thumberland Co., no childi^en 

2. Martha married Robert Cunningham. Chil- 
dren : John, who married Mrs. Douglas; James, 
Miss Stewart, parents of John James Francis and 
Leander Cunningham, of Gettysburg. 

3. David, died young. Betsie married Samuel 
Cobean ; children: Samuel, Jane, Alexander, Betsy, 
Robert who married Susan Watt ; their children 
Lizzie and James. 

John Watt married Elizabeth Calvin. John was 
in the Revolutionary War, and got 500 acres of land 
in West Virginia. Children are Susan, married 
James Hutchison (Jane Patterson's parents), Ohio. 
Esther married James Watt, not related, Irish 
(Jackson's grandmother). Watt is Scotch. 


Elizabeth married James Hutchison, March 19, 
1807. He was born 1775 ; wife died 1784. 

Martha married Joseph Fuhon, March 20, 1809. 

John Watt's second wife, McCully, children. 

Fannie married David Hutchison. 

Margaret married Samuel Ankrim, July 15,1824. 

Charlotte married John Wilson, August, 182 1. 

Amy married Nathan Thompson, June 8, 1824. 

Mary married Joseph Miller Thompson, 1826. 

Jane Humphry Hutchison died 17, 1763, 

aged 68 years, wife of James H., son. They with 
their children, Agnes, David, James, Gilbert, 
Robert, Joseph and Samuel, joined the Presbyterian 
Church of New London, but remained members 
but a short time owing to the introduction of Watt's 
Psalms and Hymns. They settled in New London 
Township on a farm now owned by James Eves, 
containing 186 acres of land. 

James Hutchison married in 1767. 

Grandfather James Hutchison, born October 24, 
1774, died December 25, 1857. 

John, born 1780, died December i, 1843, aged 
63. Fulton H. was born April 11, 1786, and died 
April I, i860, aged 74 years. 

David Wilson married Jane Manifold. 


Margaret Wilson married John Collins. 

Jane H., died 1826, not married. 

Bettie died 1855, not married, 83 years old. 

James Hutchison, mother's father, married Eliz- 
abeth Watt. She died 1844 ; he in 1857. 

David, married Fannie Watt D.'s H.'s mother. 

Fulton married Eleanor Fulton, eleven children, 
Ellen and Ankrim's parents. Fulton died, i860. 

John H., died in 1839, was in the State Legis- 
lature of Pennsylvania. Mary and Nancy died 

The Hutchison Family. 

Copied by L. E. Kerr, from notes gathered by 
James Hutchison Kerr, son of John A. Kerr, who 
married Eliza Jane Hutchison, Sept. 20, 1836, at 
the home of her father, James Hutchison, Esq., 
one-half mile above the forks of Big Elk Creek, 
near Oxford, Chester County, Pa. These notes are 
chiefly from my mother, Eliza Jane Kerr, and her 
brother James Hervy Hutchison, near Elk Dale, 
Chester County, Pa. 

James Hutchison, the first of our forefathers of 
the Hutchison name who came to this country, was 
the son of David Hutchison who with his brother 


James, to escape persecution, fled from southwest 
Scotland to Ireland. James was never married. 
It is not known how many children David Hutchi- 
son had. His son James, who was born about 
1694, married Jane Humphrey. They had eight 
children, all of whom, except Michael, who died 
in Ireland, came to this country in 1754 or 1755, 
landed at New Castle, Delaware. 

This James H. died December, 1766; buried at 
New London, Presbyterian Church yard, in Chester 
County, Pa. 

The Hutchison family came from the north of 
Ireland, either Antrim or Armagh. 

James H. had only one daughter, Agnes Hut- 
chison. She married a Mr. Rowan ; moved to 
Legonia Valley, Washington County, Pa. Mary 
Lockhart and Mother Potter, now of New Wilming- 
ton, Lawrence County, Pa., are their decendants. 

David Hutchison, the oldest son of James Hutch- 
ison, is buried at New London, Pa., died 1807, 
88 years old. He owned the farm now owned b}^ 
James Hervy Hutchison, 220 acres adjoining his 
father's farm, where James Eves lives. He, 
David, was not married. He was a linen mer- 
chant, and never worked any in this country. He 


was very rich, and went back and forth to Ireland. 

Gilbert Hutchison died September 19, 1755, and 
lies in New London. 

Samuel Hutchison, the father of old Uncle 
Joseph Hutchison, who lived below Oxford, toward 
the Brick Meeting House, owned and died on this 
place February, 1822, aged 83 years. 

Samuel Hutchison married Jane Ross, who was 
an aunt of Samuel Ross, who married his first 
cousin Hannah, daughter of Samuel and Jane 
Hutchison. Samuel Hutchison had five boys and 
five girls. James H. married Susan Watt, mother's 
Aunt, and moved to Belmont County, Ohio, 
1802, seven miles from Wheeling, on McMahon's 
Creek. Samuel's second wife was Elizabeth 
Hutchison, a second cousin. Children of first 
wife : Susan, who married Rev. Josiah Alexander. 
Their children : James and Susan to Samuel John 
Watt, James Ross, Eliza Colvin, who married Finey 
McCall, and Jane, who married Rev. James Patter- 
son, D.D. Second son, Joseph Hutchison, married 
Sarah Hawthorn. Children : Samuel died in Illi- 
nois, James W. Hutchison married Jane Andrew, 
Ann married Samuel Mofiit ; Jane died in Oxford, 
Pa., John died in Colorado, Joseph lived in Colo- 


rado, now deceased, Wm. R. H., a minister in 
Kansas U. P., Sarah E., married Mr. Webster, 
Ebenezer in Ohio. (3) Samuel was drowned 
in the Ohio while bathing, aged 22 years. 
(4) William settled not far from New Athens, 
Ohio (large family). Fifth was a bachelor, and 
died about 1855. Betsy H., married John Dickey. 
Little Ebenezer and Aunt Nancie were J. Hervy 
Hutchison's wife's parents. Jane married Samuel 
Dickey. Their children were Samuel Jackson 
Dickey, who married Susan Noble. Ebenezer 
married Margaret Noble. Jane married James F. 
Hutchison. Mary married James Ramsey. David 
married Nancie Wilson. Elizabeth and Hannah 
died young. 

Mary E. Hutchison married Samuel Bahill, John 
M. Bahill's father, who lived near Lancaster. 
Samuel Bahill had four children: (i) Jane R. 
Bahill married John Barr ; (2) John M. Bahill ; 
(3) Mary E. Bahill; (4) Samuel H. Bahill. 

Robert and Joseph Hutchison went to Ligonier 
Valley, near Cla3^sville, Washington County, Pa. 

James Hutchison, Sr., married Elizabeth, and 
had nine children, and seven lived to be old. He 
was killed by a horse June 12, 181 2, in the stable 
on the James Eves farm. 





Eleanor Hutchison married James Wilson, of 
York County, their children were John, who married 
Charlotte Watt, mother's aunt, James H. Wilson 
married Susan E. Hutchison, mother's sister. 

Rev. John Fulton Patterson, M.D. No. 125. 

Rev. John Fulton Patterson, M.D.^ (Eliza A. H.*, 
Eleanor M. F.'^, James, ^ John^), was born near 
Cherokee, Logan County, O., May 27, 1842. His 
father was an Elder in the Associate Reformed 
Church of Bellefontein. In 1861 he came to live 
with his grandfather, Fulton Hutchison. He 
studied medicine with Dr. D. W. Hutchison, of 
Oxford, Pa. He was graduated from the Medical 
Department of the University of Pennsylvania in 
1865. He practiced his profession in Clifton, O. 

Through the counsel of Rev. E. T. Jeffers and 
other Christian friends he decided to enter the min- 
istry ; became a student at the Xenia Theological 
Seminar}' in 1870 ; took one term at Princeton Sem- 
inary, and on April 16, 1872, was licensed to 
preach; ordained in 'Philadelphia on September 27, 
1872, and on November 2, 1872, sailed for Damas- 
cus, Syria, as a Missionary. 


Failing health required him to relinquish this 
work in 1877. He returned to Xenia, O. 

He was married, December 21, 1865, to Eliza- 
beth Hutchison, daughter of J. Hervey Hutchison. 
She died August 8, 1869. 

Just before embarking for his mission work in 
Syria, he was married to Charlotte Isabella Mc- 
Dowell, daughter of Capt. Austin McDowell, of 
Xenia, O. 

Mrs. Patterson accompanied the doctor through 
his missionary journeys and aided him in his work. 
He died March 22, 1882, in his fortieth year, leav- 
ing the widow and one son, Austin McDowell Pat- 

Ross A. Hutchison. No. 132. 

Ross A. Hutchison\ No. 132 (Wm. G/, Eleanor 
M.'^, James^, John^), attended school atNew Prospect 
and Oxford Academy, Chester County, Pa., and 
worked on the farm during vacations. He entered 
Lafayette College in class of '83, Classical Course. 
During his college course he 'was the college re- 
porter for the Easton J^ree Press, college corre- 
spondent for the College Department of the New 



York World, was Editor of College Journal and 
Assistant Custodian of the College Reading Room, 
and was graduated, Classical Course. Studied for 
the ministry and died during his term in the Theo- 
logical Seminary. 

Hon. William Easton Hutchison. No. 134. 

Hon. William Easton Hutchison'', No. 134 (Wm. 
G.^ Eleanor M.^ James", John^), Garden City, 

Occupation, Judge of the Courts. 

Born at Oxford, Chester County, Pa., July 14, 

Married to Miss Reba Anderson, daughter of 
Rev. David Anderson, on August^6, 1895. Date 
of her birth. May 31, 1S65. 

Father's name, William G. Hutchison. 

Born November 9, 1825, at New London, Pa., 
died February 4, 1893. 

Mother's maiden name, Ann Eliza Campbell. 

Born July 5, 1826, at Bart, Pa., died October i, 

Grandfather's full name, Fulton Hutchison. 

Grandmother's maiden name, Eleanor M. Fulton. 


Names of father's children in full, and dates of 
birth : 

1. Sarah Fulton Hutchison, born July 14, 1855, 
at New London, Pa., died June 6, 1859, ^^ New 
London, Pa. 

2. Ross Alexander Hutchison, born August 25, 
1857, New London, Pa., never married, died De- 
cember 20, 1885, at Easton, Pa. 

3. William Easton Hutchison, born July 14, 
i860, at Oxford, married Miss Reba Anderson. 

4. Joseph Cooper Hutchison, born July i, 1863, 
married Miss Essie Mosier. 

Judge Hutchison laid the foundation for a broad 
and liberal education at the public schools at New 
Prospect, Chester County, and with suitable prep- 
aration at Oxford and Easton, entered Lafayette 
College, Easton, Pa., in the class of 1883. He 
was graduated in 1887 classical course, studied 
law, and located for the practice of his profession 
in Kansas. 

His professional career has been remarkably suc- 
cessful. He was elected by his people to the posi- 
tion of Judge of the Courts of his district. 

At the expiration of his first term, he was re- 
elected by a strong majority, and is now serving 

REV. HUGH K. FULTON, No. 149. 


his second term. He resides at Garden City, 

Dr. J. C. Hutchison. No. 135. 

Dr. J. C. Hutchison•^ No. 135 (Wm. G.^ Elea- 
nore M.^, James', John^), attended school at same 
district school. When he came to Easton he en- 
tered the Grammar School ; then, instead of enter- 
ing High School for four years' course, prepared 
for College at Trach's Academy, and entered the 
class of '85 in general scientific course of Lafay- 
ette College. After graduating, he studied medi- 
cine, and is now engaged in the practice of his 
profession at Florrisant, Colo. 

Hugh Kerr Fulton. No. 149. 

Hugh Kerr Fulton', No. 149 (Hugh K.\ James 
J.^, James^ John^), born in Lancaster, Pa., April 
18, 1875 ; was graduated from the Lancaster High 
School in 1891, and took the classical course in 
Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, gradu- 
ating with the class of 1895. 

I He organized and taught the Octoraro Academy 
in 1895 and 1896. During this period he attended 


part of a term in the German Reformed Theological 
Seminary at Lancaster, and assisted in the organi- 
zation of Bethany Presbyterian Mission in the west- 
ern part of the city. He then entered the Princeton 
Theological Seminary, and was graduated in the 
class of 1899. He was licensed to preach by the 
Westminster Presbytery on January 3, 1899, ^^^ 
is now minister of the Presbyterian Church at Per- 
rineville, Monmouth County, N. J., being ordained 
and installed as Pastor of the Church on October 
24, 1899. 

Guy Manning Kerr. No. 162. 

Guy Manning Kerr'', No. 162 (James H.^, Eliza 
J.*, James^, Elizabeth^, John^), was born at Jackson, 
Cape Girardeau County, Mo., May 20, 1870. 
When five years of age, the family moved to 
Colorado Springs, Colo., where they resided for 
about eighteen years. His early education was 
received at Cutler Academy and Colorado College. 
At nineteen years of age he went to Mexico, as 
assayer in a silver lixiviation works, at San Juan 
de Guadalupe Duranga, where he remained some 
thirteen months. He was afterwards employed in 
the same capacity in mines in southern Mexico. 



When about twenty-one he decided to continue the 
study of chemistry, and for that purpose spent four 
years at the University of Gottingen, Germany, 
where he graduated October 15, 1895, receiving 
the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. 

After graduation, he returned to America, and 
was employed in gold mines near Helena, Mont. 
Since September, 1898, he has been a resident of 
Glen Falls, N. Y. On April 5, 1899, he married 
Miss Bertha Thompson, of New Bedford, Mass. 

Memoranda by Austin McDowell Patter- 
son*^ (No. 176), Xenia, O. (John F.% 
Eliza A.^ Eleanore M.^ 
James", John^) 

The Fultons. 

John Fulton came from Scotland (Lanarkshire) 
about 1753. He settled in Maryland, resided there 
seven years, came to East Nottingham Township, 
and died there about March 24, 1796. He had a 
farm, fulling mill and paper mill. Children: sons, 
James and John : daughters, Elizabeth (m. James 
Hutchison), Jane (m. Matthew Wilson 'i, Susan 


(m. Alexander Clarkson, minister), Martha (m. 
Rev. Proudiit) and Mary (m. Reed and went to 
New York State). 

James Fulton entered the Colonial Army in 
1776; held First Lieutenantship, and was unani- 
mously given the rank of Captain. He married 
Margaret Miller, a sister of the wife of Dr. John 

John Fulton, Jr., married Margaret (?) Dickey, 
who died, leaving one daughter, Elizabeth (m. 
David Lefever) . He married again and removed 
to Beaver, Pa. 

James Fulton's children : sons, John, Miller, 
Joseph and Jefferson ; daughters, Rachel and Elea- 

Eleanor Fulton married Fulton Hutchison, her 
full cousin (son of Elizabeth), and had eleven chil- 
dren : Margaret, Eliza Ann, Rachel, James, John, 
Mary, Fulton Ankrim, Eleanor Miller, David, 
Joseph and William. 

Eliza Ann Hutchison married John Patterson 
and had one son, John Fulton, and died aged 

John Fulton Patterson, No. 125, married Lizzie 
Hutchison, daughter of J. Hervey Hutchison, no 


children. Second marriage with Charlotte Isabella 
McDowell, of Xenia, O., one son, Austin Mc- 
Dowell Patterson, No. 176. 

Dr. Banks' sons : Joseph, John (M.D.), William 
(M.D.), Ebenezer (merchant) and Gus. William 
married Miss Duncan, of Xenia, O. 

Copy of FAxMily Register taken from the old 
Family Bible of James Jefferson Fulton. 

Marriages . 

James J. Fulton and Nancy Ann Ramsey, married 
June 7, 1827. James J. Fulton, born February 18, 
1801. Nancy Ann Ramsey, born August 22, 1802, 
died January 7, 1870. 


Rachel Maria Fulton, born March 30, 1828. 

Margaret Jane Fulton, born October i, 1830. 

James Fulton, born November 12, 1832, at 
Eshleman's, now David W. Jackson's mill, in Bart 
Township, Lancaster County, Pa. 

William Thompson Fulton, born February 27, 


Joseph Miller Fulton, born January ii, 1840. 
Hugh Ramsey Fulton, born November 16, 1843. 


James J. Fulton, died April 28, 1864, aged 63 

Nancy Ann Fulton, died January 7, 1870, aged 
68 years. 

Margaret Jane Fulton, died August 16, 183 1, 
aged 10 months and 16 days. 

Rachel Maria Fulton, died June 19, 1832, aged 
4 years, 2 months and 19 days. 

Jane Thompson, born October 8, 1760, died May 
12, 1836, aged 76 years. 

John Ramsey, departed this life May, 1815, aged 
31 years. 

Hugh Ramse}^ Sr., departed this life March 25, 

1825, aged 76 years. 

Hugh Ramsey, Jr., departed this life April i, 

1826, aged 30 years and 10 months. 

Mary Lowry, died February 17, 1829, aged 35 
years and 10 months. 

Margaret Thompson, departed this life August 
7, 1834, aged 54 years. 


Jane Thompson Ramsey, Sr., departed this life 
May 12, 1836, aged 75 years, 7 months and 4 days. 

Elizabeth Ramsey, departed this life July 23, 
1844, aged 57 years. 

Thompson's Bible. 

From another very old Bible found among the 
books and papers of James J. and Nancy Fulton. 

Thompson was born on the 8th day of Oc- 
tober, 1760, at 2 o'clock p. m. 

Robert Thompson was born August 27, 1762, it 
being Friday about 10 o'clock in the morning. 

John Thompson was born October 31, 1764, it 
being Tuesday about eight o'clock at night. 

John Thompson was born August 11, 1766, it 
being Monday about 9 o'clock at night. 

William Thompson was born Nov. 22, 1768, it 
being on Tuesday about 3 o'clock in the afternoon. 

Mary Thompson, born Nov. 16, 1772, on Mon- 
day at one o'clock in the afternoon. 

Elizabeth Thompson was born on Monday, May 
20, 1778. 

164 genealogy of the 

Old Ramsey Bible. 
Hugh Ramsey and Jane Thompson, married 
March 30, 1779. 

Dr. William Thompson and Peggy Ramsey, 
married October 15, 1807. 

William Ramsey and Martha McVey, married 
February 18, 1813. 

John Thompson's Memoranda. 

Jane T. Ramsey, died May 25, 1875, aged 77 

Hugh Ramsey, died March 25, 1825, aged 76 

Jane, his wife, died May 12, 1836, aged 76 

Elizabeth Ramsey, died July 23, 1844, aged 57 

Sarah Ramsey, born May 10, 1806, died Sept. 
25, 1865. 

William Lowry and Mary Ramsey, married 
May 6, 1813. 

Thompson Ramsey and Martha Scott, married 
November 19, 18 13. 

fulton family. i 65 

Memoranda from Memorial worked and 


possession of Mrs. Eliza 

James Fulton and Margaret Fulton, married No- 
vember 25, 1781. 
John Fulton, born March 23, 1783. 
Joseph Fulton, born March 3, 1785. 
Rachel Fulton, born April 9, 1787. 
Eleanor Fulton, born November 23, 1793. 
Miller Fulton, born December 13, 1797. 
James J. Fulton, born February 13, 1800. 

Memoranda from an Old Bible in posses- 
sion OF Mrs. Eliza Hutchison. 

Joseph and Martha Fulton were married March 
2, 1809. 

Joseph Fulton died December 27, 1844. 

Miller Fulton died September 16, 1859. Aged 
sixty-one years nine months and three days. 

Joseph Fulton was born March 3, 1785. 

Martha Fulton was born January 15, 1786. 

1 66 genealogy of the 

Abstracts From Ancient Court House Rec- 
ords, Lancaster, Pa. 

Register's Office. 

Will of David Fulton, late of Drumore Town- 
ship, deceased, 1757. 

Will of Samuel Fulton, late of Donegal Town- 
ship, deceased, 1760. 

Will to son James, 160 acres of land and house. 

To son John, 4 acres and mother's share. 

To son Samuel, 139 acres of land. 

Will of John Fulton, Lancaster County, 1765. 
Property to sons Alexander and John Fulton. 

Will of Richard Fulton, of Paxtang Township, 
Lancaster County, November 11, 1774, Province 
of Pa. 

To son William Fulton, 300 pounds, provided he 
lives on the plantation and acts as guardian of 
young children. 

Will of Hugh Fulton, deceased, February 25, 

I, Hugh Fulton, late of North Milford Hundred, 
Cecil County, Md., now resident of Little Britain 
Township, Lancaster County, Pa., to wit., I give 


and bequeath to my oldest son, William Fulton, 
the land he now lives on in Little Britain Town- 

Intestate Estates. 

William Fulton, 1741 ; Thomas Fulton, 1747 ; 
Thomas Fulton, 1748 ; Robert Fulton, 1774; Wil- 
liam Fulton, 1818, Hugh Fulton, 1820; Thomas 
Fulton, of Columbia, 1830 ; Thomas Fulton, 185 1 ; 
Daniel Fulton, 1865. 

Recorder's Office. 

Deed Index. Grantees. 

Robert Fulton from Peter Worrall, book F (1760), 
page 30. 

Robert Fulton from John Young, book F, page 

Richard Fulton from Richard Peters, book H, 
page 17. 

James Fulton from Samuel Fulton, book K, page 

Robert Fulton from William Foulk (1774), Q^ 
page 78. 

Robert Fulton from William Foulk, book Q^, 
page 90. 


Robert Fulton from Alex. Work, et al. (1795), 
book Y Y, page 518. 

Hugh Fulton from Peter Hill, book G, Vol. 3, 
page 42. 

James Fulton, ct al., from John Hartman, book 
No. 8, page 35. 

Joseph Fulton from Alex. Andrews, book No. 
i7> page 512. 

Daniel Fulton from James Fulton, book No. 20, 
page 386. 

William Fulton from Hugh Fulton, book G, Vol. 
5, page 121. 

Thomas Fulton from Benj. Herr, book H, Vol. 
5, page 406. 

Daniel Fulton from Felix Sweigart, adm., book 
S, Vol. 5,46. 

William Fulton from Hugh Fulton's heirs (1838), 
book O, Vol. 6, page 298. 

Joseph Fulton, Jr. from Jacob Swartzwelder, 
adm., book A, Vol. 8, page 140. 



The Ramsey Family. 

Hugh Ramsey, No. i, married Jane Thompson, 
daughter of William Thompson, March 30, 1779. 
Hugh Ramsey was born in Ireland in 1749, came 
to America from the north of Ireland in 1768 when 
nineteen years of age, and settled in Bucks County, 
Pa., where he lived when married. He built the 
east end of Hilaman's hotel and store building in 
East Nottingham Township, Chester County, in 
1794, several years after leaving Bucks County. 
He died March 25, 1825, 76 years of age. He is 
said to have owned 500 acres of land in Notting- 
ham Township, at the time of his decease. 

Jane Thompson, No. i, a daughter of William 
Thompson, was born October 8, 1760, died Sep- 
tember 16, 1832. 

Mrs. Elizabeth T. Watson has informed us that 
during the Revolutionary War, John Thompson 
was a man of famil}^ and property ; that he was 
raided by the enemy, and a large amount of prop- 
erty taken from him. 


William Thompson, her father, came from Ire- 
land to this country with his widowed mother, 
Mollie Thompson, and three brothers, John, Hugh 
and Robert Thompson. The mother's maiden 
name was McGraudy. The family were religious 
people, as it is stated that the father of Mollie 
Thompson came with them on board the ship when 
about to leave with her four boys for America, 
kneeled down with them and prayed that the living 
God would keep the widow and children. 

Hugh Ramsey, the father of Nancy Ann 
Ramsey Fulton, wife of James 
J. Fulton. No. 20. 

Hugh Ramsey was said to have been the last 
man in this section who wore knee breeches. 
Many years since he kept tavern in the old stone 
building at Ramsey's Corner, afterward Hilaman's, 
and now Chrome, East Nottingham. He was a 
man of quiet mind, and after age had advanced 
upon him and while sitting in his great chair medi- 
tating over the past, he would pull one long white 
hair after another from his head. " This habit of 
pulling his hair," says my informant, " grew so 

Chart No. 6 ; ist, 2d and 3d Generations. 



I. Margaret, 2 (Peggy). 
m. Dr. Wm. Thompson. 

I. John, 12. 
II. Mary, 13. 

III. Dr. Thomas H., 14. 

IV. Elizabeth, 15. 

4th Generation. 

John Thompson, 12. 
m. Mary Jane Kirk. 

I. Margaret, 24. 
II. Esther Reynolds, 25. 

III. William John, 26. 

IV. Thomas Huston, 27. 
V. Fulton, 28. 

VI. Mary Mitchell, 29. 
VII. John Kirk, 30. 

5th Generation. 

E. Reynolds Thompson, 25. 
m. David E Shea. 
I. Mary, 55. 

5th Generation continued. 

Margaretta R. Clark. 36. 
m. Rev. Lindley C. Rutter. 

I. Louisa Potts, 74. 
II. Thos. Chichester, 75. 

III. Harry R., 76. 

IV. Mary Thompson, 77. 
V. Undley C, 78. 

II. John, 3. 

Mary Thompson, 13. 
m. Thomas A. Clark. 


I. Wm. Thompson, 31. 

II. Robert J. (M.D.), 32. 

III. Agnes S., 33- 

IV. John Alexander, 34. 
V. Charles H., 35. 

VI. Margaretta, 36. 

Wm. T. Clark, 31. 
m. Jane P. Evans. 

I. James E., 56. 
II. Mary F., 57. 

III. Thomas A., 58. 

IV. Gertrude B., 59. 
V. Jennie, 60. 

Mary Thompson, 38. 
w. Harry A. Menough. 

I. J. Fred., 79. 

II. Norman S , 80. 

III. Clyde H., 81. 

IV. Gertrude, 82. 

V. Harry Alexis, 83. 

III. Willian.^ 
vt. Martha Mi'j 

I. Hugh, 16. 
II. Harriett, 17. 

III. Hannah Ma: 

IV. Wm. Thomi )i 
V. Amy Ann, 2. 

VI. John Benjanfi 

IV. Mar 
vt. Wm. Lor 

Dr. Thos. H. Tho;}* 
m. Annie Tt'i 

I. Margaret, 37; 
II. Mary, 38. J 

III. Ella, 39. ' 

IV. Annie, 40. ' 
V. Carrie, 41. 

Dr. Robert J. Clr 

m. Etta R. \-^ 
(. Louise, 61. 

m. G. Reney 
I. Edward T. S."^ 

.—Ramsey Family. 


V. Thompson, 6. 
n. Martha Scott. 

liza, 22. 
hn, 23. 

I VI. Hugh, 7. 

VII. Elizabeth, 8. 
VIII. Jane Thompson, 9. 

IX. Nancy Ann, 10. 
X. Sarah, 11. 

irriett Ramsey, 15. 
lev. Wm. H. i,ipton. 

lary E., 42. 
Dhn W., 43. 
lartha Jane, 44. 
[arriett E., 45. 

Amy A. Ramsey, 20. 
w. Nicolas Milburn. 

I. Martha Jane, 46. 
II. Virginia, 47. 

Jno. B. Ramsey, 21. 
m. Judith R. Miller. 

I. Annie, 48. 
II. William, 49. 

Eliza Ramsey, 22. 
w. Pollock. 

I. Mary, 50. 

John Ramsey, 23. 
m. Mary Bye. 

I. William, 51. 
II. Emma, 52. 
III. Jennie, 53. 
VI. Annie, 54. 

rnes S. Clark, 33. 
fhos. E. Nicholson. 

•y, 62. 

John A. Clark, 34. 
M. Margaret E. Simes. 
I. Samuel A., 63. 
II. Marion T., 64. 

III. Charles S., 65. 

IV. Sarah E , 66. 
V. Margaret S., 67. 

VI. Thomas W., 68. 
VII. John A., 69. 
VIII. Jean S., 70 

Chas. H. Clark, 35. 
m. Miriam K. Peterman. 

I. Helen Thompson, 71. 
II. Mildred Vaughn, 72. 
III. Cathryn, 73. 

rtha J. Tipton, 44. 
Horatio M. Belt. 

jraL., 85. 
'm. Leslie, 86. 
. C, 87. 

Virginia Milburn, 47. 
m Levi Plank. 

I. Amy Virginia, 88. 
II. William Ramsey, 89. 


great that he pulled nearl}^ all out and his head be- 
came bare before its time." His face bore the fur- 
rows of time and care and he was well known near 
and far. Once behind the partition of slats that 
divided the landlord from the customer he would 
say to those who had entered the room to drink : 
"And is it a half pint ye want, gentlemen? for 
there's very little drinkin' in a gill ; a half pint will 
cost a levy and a gill a fipnybit." During his time 
fox hunting was indulged in to some extent in that 
vicinity. The hunters would arrive from miles 
around, and Nathan Harris and Emory Knight, 
from near Rising Sun, would generally lead the 
riders. After the chase had ceased and the tired 
and hungry hounds were resting near the tavern 
door, the usual "big dinner " would be partaken 
of by the huntsmen who gathered around the board 
prepared by the landlord and his good lady. Upon 
the death of Hugh his wife, Jenny, conducted the 
tavern for some time. She was a sharp business 
woman and managed things in a successful way. 
She was known to have said that " a tailor was the 
ninth part of a man." One day Samuel Mclntire, 
a tailor, who lived within six miles of Elkton, 
was journeying toward Oxford and he stopped at 


Ramsey's to slake his thirst. His request for a 
half pint caused Jenny to remark : " Half a pint is 
a good bit for the ninth part of a man to drink." 
After tossing it down Sam said: "Well, then, 
Jenny, wait till the other eight-ninths come along 
and they'll pay for it." He then left the room 
without paying for the liquor. Mclntire was well 
known for his wit and jovialness. He was a yoe- 
man in the " ould country " and afterwards a right 
clever tailor in this land. 

John Thompson. No. 12. 

John Thompson^ No. 12 (Margaret ^ Hugh 
Ramsey^), was born at Nottingham Township, 
Chester Count}-, Pa., December 27, 1809. He 
married Mary Jane Kirk. They had issue as fol- 
lows : 

(i) Margaret, died young ; (2) Esther Reynolds, 
deceased, married David E. Shea ; (3) William 
John, deceased ; (4) Thomas Huston, deceased ; (5) 
Fulton Thompson; (6) Mary Mitchell; (7) John 

John Thompson was for many years one of the 
most progressive public-spirited farmers in his end 
of Chester County. 




He was an elder and a member of the Board of 
Trustees of the West Nottingham Presbyterian 
Church, and Superintendent of the Nottingham 
Sunday-school. He was liberal and kind to the 
poor, and loved and honored by all who knew him. 

He owned the large farm near Hilaman's Tavern 
at Chrome Post Office. 

He died August 6, 1882, mourned by the com- 
munity in which he had lived. 

A Chart of the Ramsey Family. 


(i) i Hugh Ramsey, d. March 35, 1S35, aged 76 

years; m. Jane Thompson, March 30, 
1779, b. October 8, 1760, d. May 13, 
1S36, aged 75 years, 7 months and 4 days. 


Children of Hugh Ramsey (No. i) and 
Jane Thompson. 

(2) i Peggy (Margaret) Ramsey, b. August 7, 

17S0, d. August 7, 1S34, ^g^d 54 years ; 
m. Dr. William Thompson, October 15, 


1807, b. November 22, 176S, d. Septem- 
ber 16, 1832. 

(3) ii John Ramsey, d. May 181 5, aged 31 years. 

(4) iii William Ramsey, d. March 14, 1856, aged 

75 years ; m. Martha McVey, February 
18, 1813, b. December 14, 1792, d. March 
15, 1834. 

(5) iv Mary Ramsey; m. William Lowry, May 6, 

1813, d. February 17, 1829, aged 35 years 
and 10 months. 

(6) V Thompson Ramsey; m. Martha Scott, No- 

vember 19, I 8 13. 

(7) vi Hugh Ramsey, Jr., b. June i, 1795, d. April 

I, 1826, aged 30 years and 10 months. 

(8) vii Elizabeth Ramsey, d. July 23, 1844, aged 57 


(9) viii Jane Thompson Ramsey, u., d. May 25, 

1875, aged 77 years. 

(10) ix Nancy Ann Ramsey; m. James Jefferson 


(11) X Sarah Ramsey, b. May 10, 1806, d. Septem- 

ber 25, 1S65. 


Children of Peggy Ramsey (No. 2) and Dr. Wil- 
liam Thompson. 

(12) i John Thompson, b. December 27, 1809, d. 

August 6, 18S2; m. Mary Jane Kirk, b. 
August 28, 1836, d. September 27, 1880. 


(13) ii Mary Thompson, b. March 28, 1812, d. 

August 9, 18S4; m. Thomas A. Clark, b. 
December 15, 1805, d. July 21, 18S5. 

(14) iii Dr. Thomas H. Thompson, b. 1816, d. 

August 2, 1877; m. Anna M. Thomas, 
b. January i, 1818, d. September 17, 1892. 

(15) iv Elizabeth Thompson, m. William W. Wat- 

son, Esq. 

Children of William Ramsey (No. 4) and 
Martha McVey. 

(16) i Hugh Ramsey, b. November 13, 1813, d. 

October 23, 1S33. 

(17) ii Harriet Ramsey, b. August i, 181 9; m. 

Rev. William W. Tipton, March 15, 1838 ; 
moved to Muskingum County, O. He 
died October 9, 1854. 

(18) iii Hannah Maria Ramsey; m. Stephen Atkin- 

son, N. E. P. O., Cecil County, Md. 

(19) iv William Thompson Ramsey, b. April 25, 

1826, d. January 15, 1888. 

(20) V Amey Ann Ramsey, b. May 4, 1828; m. 

January 7, 1847, ^^ Nicholas Milburn, 
Bay View, Cecil County, Md., N. M., b. 
June 14, 1817, d. April 26, 1S93. 

(21) vi John Benjamin Ramsey, b. August 11, 1832, 

d. August 22, 1SS7; m. Judith R. Miller, 
Cambridge, Pa. 


Children of Thompson Ramsey (No. 6) and 
Martha Scott. 

(22) i Eliza Ramsey ; m. Pollock. 

(23) ii John Ramsey, b. October 15, 1S20, d. March 

6, 1S91 ; m. Mary Bye, b. May 13, 1S19. 


Children of John Thompson (No. 12) and 
Mary Jane Kirk. 

(24) i Margaret Thompson, b. March 31, 1S64, d. 

August 10, 1866. 

(25) ii Esther Reynolds Thompson, b. August 27, 

1865, d. January 34, 1893 ; m. David E. 

(26) iii William John Thompson, b. February 24, 

1S6S, d. April 19, 1875. 

(27) iv Thomas Huston Thompson, b. August 27, 

1867, d. April 20, 1875. 

(28) V Fulfbn Thompson, b. June 13, 1S71. 

(29) vi Mary Mitchell Thompson, b. September 10, 


(30) vii John Kirk Thompson, b. March 25, 1S77. 


Children of Mary Thompson Clark (No. 13) 
AND Thomas A. Clark. 

(31) i William T. Clark, b. July iS, 1S36; m. 

Jane P. Evans, January i, 1S68, b. March 
25, 1S40. 

(32) ii Robert J. Clark, b. July 3, 1839; m. Ettie 

T. R. Wood, b. July 5, 1S39. 

(33) iii Agnes S. Clark, b. July 3, 1S42 ; m. Thomas 

S. Nicholson, November 19, 1S79. 

(34) i^ John A. Clark, b. June 14, 1845; m. Mar- 

garet E. Simes, August 5, 1S75, b. May 
31, 1856. 

(35) ^ Charles H. Clark, b. January 15, 1S48; m. 

Miriam K. Peterman, October 24, 1S74, 
b. April 10, 1853. 

(36) vi Margaretta R. Clark, b. June 13, 1S50; m. 

Rev. Lindley C. Rutter, December i, 1870, 
b. November 7, 1847. 

Children of Dr. Thomas H. Thompson (No. 14) 
AND Annie M. Thomas.. 

(37) i Margaret R. Thompson, b. July 23, 1840. 

(38) ii Mary L. Thompson, b. October 28, 1853; 

m. Harry A. Menough. 

(39) iii Ella Thompson, b. January 12, 1856; m. G. 

Reney Dickey. 

(40) iv Annie Thompson; m. Thomas D. Alex- 



(41) V Carrie Thompson ; m. Dr. Charles P. Gra- 

Children of Harriet Ramsey (No. 17) and 
Rev. William H. Tipton. 

(42) i MaryE. Tipton; m. William T. Kirkpatrick. 

(43) ii John W. Tipton, deceased. 

(44) iii Martha Jane Tipton ; m. Horatio N. Belt, 

Bunker Hill, Macoupin County, 111. 

(45) iv Harriet E. Tipton; m. William Wilson. 

Children of Amey Ann Ramsey (No. 20) and 
Nicholas Milburn. 

(46) i Martha Jane Milburn, b. June iS, 1S4S; m. 

Isaac Rogers, August 16, 1S77. 

(47) ii Virginia Milburn, b. September 3, 1S51 ; m. 

Levi Plank, January 16, 1873. 

Children of John Benjamin Ramsey (No. 21) 
AND Judith R. Miller. 

(48) i Annie Ramsey. 

(49) ii William Ramsey, deceased. 

Children of Eliza Ramsey (No. 22) and 

(50) i Mary Ramsey Pollock. 

fulton family. i79 

Children of John Ramsey (No. 23) and 
Mary Bye. 

(51) i William S. Ramsey, b. July 2, 1849; "^• 

Lidie A. Fitzgerald on December 24, 

(52) ii Emma E. Ramsey, b. October 13, 1844, u. 

(53) iii F. Jennie Ramsey, b. November 23, 1851 ; 

m. William T. McGaw, March 11, 1878; 
d. November 21, 1885. 

(54) iv Annie M. Ramsey, b. June 5, 1863; m. 

David H. Cooper, May 4, 1882. 


Children of William T. Clark (No. 31) and 
Jane P. Evans. 

(56) i James E. Clark, b. December 25, 1868; m. 

January 11, 1899, to Annie B. Nesbit. 

(57) ii Mary T. Clark, b, February 24, 1871. 

(58) iii Thomas A. Clark, b. March 21, 1872. 

(59) iv Gertrude B. Clark, b. February 6, 1874. 

(60) V Jennie Clark, b. May 16, 1885. 

Children OF Robert J. Clark, M.D. (No. 32), and 

Etta T. Rutter Wood. 
(61) i E. Louisa Clark. 



Children of Agnes S. Clark (No. 33) and Thomas 
E. Nicholson. 

(62) i Mary T. Nicholson, b. April 14, 1883. 

Children of John A. Clark (No. 34) and Mar- 
garet E. SiMES. 

(63) i Samuel Alexander Clark, b. May 19, 1876. 

(64) ii Marion Thompson Clark, b. November 14, 


(65) iii Charles Scott Clark, b. August 21, 1879. 

(66) iv Sarah Elizabeth Clark, b. August 7, 18S2. 

(67) V Margaret Simes Clark, b. January 17, 1886. 

(68) vi Thomas Walter Clark, b. January 4, 1888. 

(69) vii John Alexander Clark, b. December 27, 


(70) viii Jean Stevenson Clark, b. November 28, 


Children of Charles H. Clark (No. 35) and 
Miriam K. Peterman. 

(71) i Helen Thompson Clark, b. July 20, 1875. 

(72) ii Mildred Vaughn Clark, b. April 14, 1880. 

(73) iii Kathryn Clark, b. Januaiy i, 1890. 


Children of Margaretta R. Clark (No. 36), 
AND Rev. Lindley C. Rutter. 

(74) i Louisa Potts Rutter, b. February 19, 1872. 

(75) ii Thomas Chichester Rutter, b. September 5, 


(76) iii Harry R. Rutter, b. May 23, 1875. 

(77) iv Mary Thompson Rutter, b. November 4, 


(78) V Lindley C. Rutter, b. February 3, 1883, d. 

September 22, 1893. 

Children of Mary Thompson (No. 38) and Harry 
A. Menough. 

(79) ^ J- Fred Menough, b. December 22, 1874; 

m. Elizabeth N. Wilson, January 4, 1899. 

(80) ii Norman T. Menough, b. January 10, 1875. 

(81) iii Clyde H. Menough, b. December 14, 1880. 

(82) iv Gertrude Menough, b. July 27, 1887. 

(83) V Harry Alexis Menough, b. July 12, 1895. 

Children of Ella Thompson (No. 39) and G. 
Renev Dickey. 

(84) i Edward Thompson Dickey, b. November 

16, 1896. 


Children of Martha Jane Tipton (No. 44) and 
Horatio N. Belt. 

(85) i Cora L. Belt. 

(86) ii William Leslie Belt. 

(87) iii H. C. Belt. 

Children of Virginia Milburn (No. 47) and 
Levi Plank. 

(88) i Amy Virginia Plank, b. January 13, 1874. 

(89) ii William Ramsey Plank, b. January 17, 1881. 

Memoranda by Mrs. Elizabeth T. Watson^. 
No. 15. (Margaret^ Hugh Ramsey^) 

Mrs. Molly Thompson emigrated from Ireland 
to America long before the Revolution, in what 
year I never heard, but in the war of the Revolu- 
tion her son John was a man of family and prop- 
erty, as he was robbed of a large amount at that 
time. When Mrs. Thompson was about to leave 
Ireland her father kneeled down with her, and her 


boys, and prayed that the Living God would keep 
the widow and children. I think his last name 
was McGraudy. The boys were William, John, 
Hugh and Robert. They were young and after 
getting to America, the captain of the ship they 
came over in, was going to sell them (as some 
were) but they proved that their passage was paid 
before they left. I do not know whether I have 
the names in the order of their ages or not. I be- 
lieve Hugh or Robert left no male children but I 
think female. The Thompsons of Bucks County 
and Chester County are descendants of Wm. and 
John Thompson. John Thompson's children were 
Elizabeth, born January 7, 1763 ; Hugh, born No- 
vember 29, 1764, died August 10, 1847; Jane 
Thompson, born October 26, 1766; John, born 
January 16, 1769; Robert, born March 9, 1771, 
died August 17, 1849; John, born July 11, 1773; 
Thomas Miflin, born December 21, 1775, died 
September 4, 1847; James, born June 15, 1778, 
died September 11, 1857 ; William, born Decem- 
ber 17, 1780, died September 16, 1832. 

The children of Wm. I. were Jane, married to 
Hugh Ramsey ; Mary, married to James Scott ; 
Elizabeth, married to Jonathan Kirk ; Wm. M.D., 


Esq., married to Mary Johnson; Robert, a dissi- 
pated character; John, who emigrated to Virginia. 
These were all I ever remember to have seen or 
heard of. Hugh Ramsey came to America when 
about 19 years of age. He built the east end of 
Hilaman's house in East Nottingham in 1794, sev- 
eral years after leaving Bucks County where he 
had been married to Jane Thompson. 

Alexander Ramsey, a half brother of Hugh 
Ramsey, went to Minnesota and is supposed to 
have settled Ramsey County, in which St. Paul, 
the State capital, is located. 

By Wm. Thompson Ramsey. No. 19. 

Cecil County, Md., October 11, 1877. 
H. R. Fulton, Esq.: 

On or about the year 1814, William Ramsey, 
son of Hugh and Jane Ramsey, of Chester County, 
Pa., came to Cecil County, Md., and married 
]V[artha McVey, daughter of Jacob and Amy Mc- 
Vey. She died in the year 183 1, leaving seven 
children, as follows : Hugh, who died in the fall 


of 1832 ; Harriet, who married Rev. William Web- 
ster Tipton, went west and died in 1854 leaving 
four children, all married; Hannah M., who mar- 
ried Stephen Atkinson. She had eleven children, 
two living ; William Thompson, unmarried ; Amy 
A., who married Nicholas Milburn, who has two 
children, both married; John B., who married in 
Pennsylvania, who has two children, and Absalom 
M., who died at the age of six years. 

The writer, William Thompson Ramsey, was 
born on the 25th of April, 1826. I lived with my 
father until after I was twenty-one years of age. 
The only means of education was such as I could 
obtain at the common schools. In 1850 I went to 
the State of Virginia, joined a corps of engineers 
on the survey and location of the Orange and 
Alexander Railroad, now called the Virginia Mid- 
land Railroad. I was there for five years, or until 
the completion of the line to Lynchburg. I with 
care saved some money, and came back to Cecil 
County in 1855. On the 14th day of March, 1856, 
my father died and I bought out the other heirs in 
the home property, put up a stone house at Bay 
View, started a business with wonderful success, 
and in the fall of 1867 the County Convention at 
Elkton gave me the nomination for County Com- 
missioner and on the 3d day of November, follow- 
ing, I was elected by a majority of 957 votes over 
the strongest man the opposition could obtain. 


I stand six feet six inches in height and weigh 
two hundred and eighty pounds. 

My grandfather, Jacob McVey, first settled on 
600 acres of land near Bay View, Cecil County, 
Md., a part of which I own. 

The aforesaid tract of land, at the time of the 
Revolutionary war, was the finest timber land in 
the county. He built up extensive saw mills, cut 
the timber into shipstuff, bought a tract of land at 
the head of the bay for wharfage, and shipped a 
vast amount of lumber to Baltimore for the purpose 
of shipbuilding. He, in addition, carried on store- 
keeping. His mother's maiden name was Mattie 
Passmore. The Passmores of the present day are 
all descendants from the same stock. Jacob had 
seven brothers ; six of them went west about the 
year 1770. Passmore remained here until the time 
of his death, which occurred in 1824. He owned 
the " Beacon Hill " farm, the old stone house built 
by him ninety years ago still stands in a good state 
of preservation. The Old Ferry Post Road passes 
by the house, also the P. W. & B. Railroad through 
the farm. 

Respectfully Yours, 

W. T. Ramsey. 

fulton family. 187 

John Benjamin Ramsey. No. 21. 

Name, John Benjamin Ramsey^, No. 21 (Wil- 
liam", Hugh^), now deceased. 

Residence and postoffice, Cambridge P. O., 
Lancaster County, Pa. 

Occupation, a sawyer and rake manufacturer for 
33 years. 

Born August 11, 1832, at Bay View, Cecil 
County, Maryland. 

Married November 8, 1853, to Judith Rebecca 
Miller of Cambridge, Salisbury Township, Lan- 
caster County, Pa. 

Names and age of children in full, two children, 
William McVey Ramsey, born February 6, 1856, 
and Annie Rebecca Ramsey, born October 25, 

Joined the Methodist Church, October, 1850. 

William Thompson Clark. No. 31. 

William Thompson ClarkS No. 31 (Mary^ 

Margaret", Hugh^), was born at Chestnut Level, 

Drumore Township, Lancaster County, Pa., on 

July 18, 1836. He attended the public schools 


and Chestnut Level Academy. He married Jane 
P. Evans. They have issue as follows : James E., 
Mary T., Thomas A., Gertrude B. and Jennie. 
His father was Scotch-Irish. William T. served 
as a sergeant and commissary in the 79th Regiment 
Pennsylvania Veteran Volunteers in the war for 
the Union, and was severely wounded in the battle 
of Perryville. He was in a large number of en- 
gagements during his four years of service, and 
was with Sherman on the march to the sea, and in 
the grand review in Washington at the close of the 
war. He is a member of George H. Thomas 
Post 84, G. A. R., and an elder of the Presby- 
terian Church of Chestnut Level. 

Robert James Clark, M.D. 

Robert James Clark, M.D.^ No. 32 (Mary^ 
Margaret^, Hugh^), Chestnut Level, Lancaster 
County, Pa., physician and farmer. 

Birth-place and date of birth, Chestnut Level, 
July 3, 1839. 

Attended ChestnutLevel Academy and Pennsyl- 
vania Medical University. 


Married September 8, 187 1, to Ettie T. Wood 
nee Rutter. One child, Ettie Louise Clark, born 
March 7, 1873. 

Father's name, Thomas Alexander Clark. 

Mother's maiden name, Mary Thompson. 

Grandfather's name, Dr. William Thompson and 
Robert Clark. 

Grandmother's maiden name, Margaret Ramsey 
and Agnes Scott. 

Nationality, Scotch Irish by Clark and Scotch by 

Forefathers emigrated from the north of Ireland, 
London Derry. 

First settled, I think, in Faggs Manor, Chester 

Dr. Wm. Thompson was several times elected 
to the Legislature in Pennsylvania. 

Belong to Presbyterian Church. 

Elizabeth Thompson (nee McGreggor) came to 
this country with four sons — youngest four years 
old. He married Mary Huston and was my great- 
grandfather. The oldest son of the woman named 
perhaps William, was your great-grandfather. 
The names of these four boys were William, Rob- 
ert, Hugh and John. 


One was lost at sea, either Robert or^Hugh, and 
the daughter of the other married Wm. Neely. 
Hugh Ramsey, your grandfather, and my great- 
grandfather, came to this country when 18 years 
old from the north of Ireland, and married Jane 

The father of the above Elizabeth Thompson, 
quite an old man, came with his daughter to the 
landing and prayed with her. She settled on the 

John Thompson, brother of your grandmother, 
went to the Valley of Virginia many years ago, 
and perhaps was grandfather of Gen. Jefferson 
Thompson of Rebel fame. 

One of the ancestors was in Derry at the time of 
the Siege of Protestants, when the place was held 
against the Catholics until aid came from Scotland. 

Chart No. 7 ; ist, 2d and 3d Generations. 



I. Margaret, 2. 
m. James Fulton 
(No. 4 of Chart i ). 

4th Generation. 
Joseph Miller, 8. 



II. Stewart, 3. 

I. Harriett Walker, 7. 
II. Joseph, 8.« 

III. Mary, 9. 

nt. Wm. Pickel. 

IV. Rebecca, 10. 

m. Geo. H. Pickel. 
V. William, 11. 
VI. Augustus Banks, 12. 
m. Mary Trout. 

Joseph M. Thompson, 13. 
m. Mary Watt. 

III. Hannah, 
ni. I,augheadi 

I. Mrs. Kells, 22 (of Ohio). I. John, 23. 
II. Jane, 24. 

m. J. Marshall Wilson. 

Aug. B. Miller, 
m. Mary Troi 

I. Mary, 25. 

m. Isaac L. B; 
II. John, 26. 

III. Naomi C, 27. 

IV. Winslow A., 2 
nt. Emma Dn 

Sth Generation. 

Mary Miller, 25. 
m. Isaac L,. Bauman. 

I. Walter, 29. 
II. Elsie, 30. 

Winslow A. Miller, 28. 
m. Emma Drenen. 
I. Paul, 31. 
II. Harold Fulton, 32. 
III. Arthur Pattison, 33. 

■Miller Family. 

^, I- 

IV. Jane, 5. V. Mary (Polly), 6. 

fathan Thompson, m. Rev. John Banks, D.D. 

I I I 

iseph Miller, 13. I. Dr. John, 17. 

[ary Watt, sister of II. Ebenezer, 18. 

Hutchison's wife. III. Rev. Joseph, 19. 

achel, 14. IV. Dr. William Y., 20. 

leanor, 15. V. Augustus North, 21. 

John Gibson, 
athan, 16. 

Emma Watt. 

;ieph Miller's parents died when he was a child. Being left an orphan he 
is sister Mary were reared in the family of Grandfather James Fulton. 
: the great friendship always manifested between Joseph Miller and James 
iOn Fulton.— H. R F. 


A Chart of the Miller Family. 

Joseph Miller (No. i). 

Margaret Miller, wife of James Fulton (No. 4), was 
the daughter of Colonel Joseph Miller, who owned the 
John Kennedy farm property, near Bartville, Colerain 
Township, Lancaster County, Pa. 

Children of Joseph Miller (No. i). 

(2) i Margaret Miller; m. James Fulton (No. 4). 

(3) ii Stewart Miller, d. April 21, 1S22 ; m. Martha 

Baird, d. May 6, 1821. 

(4) iii Hannah Miller ; m. Longhead. 

(5) ^^' J'^'"^^ Miller; m. Nathan Thompson. 

(6) V Mary (Polly) ; m. Rev. John Banks, D.D. 


Children of Stewart Miller (No. 3) and 
Martha Baird. 

(7) i Harriet Miller; m. Walker, of Ohio. 

(8) ii Joseph Miller, with grandfather. 


(9) iii Mary Miller; m. William Pickel, George- 

(10) iv Rebecca Miller; m. George H. Pickel. 

(11) V William Miller. 

(12) vi Augustus Banks Miller, b. September 21, 

I Si 7, d. March 25, 1889; m. Mary Trout, 
b. June 13, 1820, d. September 15, 1891. 

Children of Jane Miller (No. 5) and 
Nathan Thompson. 

(13) i Joseph Miller Thompson; m. Mary Watt, a 

sister of Squire Hutchison's wife. 

(14) ii Rachel Thompson, u. 

(15) iii Eleanor Thompson ; m. John Gibson. 

(16) iv Nathan Thompson ; m. Emma Watt. 

Children of Rev. John Banks, D.D., and 
Mary Miller (No. 6). 

(17) i Dr. John Banks. 

(18) ii Ebenezer Banks. 

(19) iii Rev. Joseph Banks. 

(20) iv Dr. William Y. Banks. 

(21) V Augustus North Banks. 





Children of Joseph Miller* (No. S). 
(22) i Mrs. Kells, of Ohio. 

Children of Augustus Banks Miller (No. 13) 
AND Mary Trout. 

(23) i Anna Mary Miller, b. August 39, 1S46; m. 

Isaac L. Bauman, May 24, 1869, b. Au- 
gust 3, 1845. 

(24) ii Naomi Catharine Miller, b. October 9, 1849. 

(25) iii John Walker Miller, b. August 23, 1853, d. 

December 27, 1S86. 

(26) iv Winslow A. Miller, b. April 6, 1857; m. 

Emma J. Drennen, January 2, 18S4, b. 
May 9, 1 86 1. 

Children of Joseph Miller Thompson (No. 13) 
AND Mary Watt. 

(27) i John Thompson. 

(28) ii Jane Thompson; m. J. Marshall Wilson. 

^Joseph Miller's parents died when he was a child. Being 
left an orphan he, Joseph, and Mary Miller were reared in the 
family of Grandfather James Fulton, hence the great friendship 
always manifested for Joe Miller by father James Jefferson 
Fulton. H. R. F. 



Children of Anna Mary Miller (No. 23) 
AND Isaac L. Bauman. 

(29) i Waltei- M. Bauman, b. January 29, 1S83. 

(30) ii Elsie M. Bauman, b. July 23, 1884. 

Children of Winslow A. Miller (No. 26) and 
Emma J. Drennen. 

(31) i Paul Drennen Miller, b. October 16, 1887. 

(32) ii Harold Fulton Miller, b. June 16, 1891. 

(33) iii Arthur Patterson Miller, b. May 13, 1896. 

Winslow A. Miller. No. 26. 

Winslow A. MillerS No. 26 (Augustus B.^ Stew- 
art', Joseph^), born in Lancaster, Pa., April 6, 1857, 
He was educated in the public schools of Lancaster, 
and learned the business of wholesale notions with 
R. J. Houston. He married Emma J. Drennen on 
January 2, 1884. She was born at Buena Vista, 
Alleghany County, Pa., on May 9, 1861. 

They have issue as follows : (i) Paul Drennen 
Miller ; (2) Harold Fulton Miller ; (3) Arthur Pat- 
terson Miller. 




He has for years resided in Steelton, Dauphin 
County, Pa., where he holds the position of clerk 
in the auditing department of the Pennsylvania 
Steel Company. 

He is a thorough business man, and an active 
member of the Steelton Presbyterian Church. 


Robert Fulton. 

The man who first successfully applied steam 
to navigation — Robert Fulton — was a native of 
Lancaster County. He was born in 1765, in 
that part of the township now named after him, 
but which was then a part of Little Britain 
Township. He was the third child of Robert and 
Mary Smith Fulton, his father dying when he 
was three years old. At the age of seventeen he 
went to Philadelphia, where he practiced drawing 
and portrait-painting with skill and profit for sev- 
eral years. In 1786 he went to London, where he 
devoted himself to painting under the tuition of the 
great Benjamin West, who was a native of Chester 
County, Pa., and who was then President of the 
Royal Academy. In 1796 he published in Lon- 
don a Treatise on Canal Navigation. At Paris 
he resided with the American poet, Joel Barlow, 
from 1797 to 1804, where he displayed his inge- 
nuity in various projects and inventions and in the 
study of the sciences and modern languages. He 




Robert and Mary Smith Fulton had 

ssue two sons, Abrahai 


Chart No. 8. 


Robert Barlow Fulton, 4. 

Julia Fulton, 5. 

Born Oct. 16, 1808. 

Born April 13, 1810. 

Died unmarried. 

m. Charles Blight. 

Has issue as follows 

10. R. Fulton Cr 

Charles Blight, 8. 

Robert Fulton Blight, 

ary, I 

m. — ; . 

Died 1899. 

m. Agnes Boyd Va: 

No issue. 

m. Ella Still. 

Reside at Poughk 

No issue. 

N. Y. 

Mary Fulton Blight, 9. 

m. Francis. Macrea. 

No. issue. 

Amy Crary, 17. 

Alice Crary, 19. 

Edith Livings 

ton C 

m. C. H. Van B. II 

Cornelia Fulton Crary, 18. 

Ella Crary, 20. 



Fulton C 


bbert Fulton Family. 


3 2 ; Robert Fulton, 3 ; and three daughters (names unknown). 

ivs : 

Cornelia Liv'ton Fulton, 6. Mary Livingston Fulton, 7 
Born August 6, 1812. m. Robert M. Ludlow. 

m. Edward Chas. Crary. Had issue as follows : 

Had issue as follows : I 

i Francis Crary, 12. Lena Herbert Crary, 15. Robert Fulton Ludlow, 16. 
Harried, deceased. w- Catelena Philip. 

''ranklyn Crary, 13. 

Cornelia Crary, 14. 
H. H. Cameron. 

Reside Claverack, N. Y. 

^Zrary Cameron, 23. H. Muhl'b'g Cameron, 25. H. Schuyler Cameron, 26. 

fulton Cameron, 24. 


was the proprietor of the first panorama exhibited 
in Paris. In 1804 Fuhon accepted an invitation 
from the British government, which appointed a 
commission and made trials with his torpedo. In 
1806 Fulton returned to New York, where, with 
Robert R. Livingston's help, he perfected his great 
project of steam navigation. In 1807, his boat, 
the Clerfnont^ was launched at New York, and 
made the trip to Albany in fifteen hours ; but this 
rate was soon increased by improved machinery. 
The number of steamboats rapidly multiplied on 
American rivers. Several larger vessels were 
built under Fulton's direction. In 1806 he married 
Harriet, daughter of Walter Livingston. He died 
on the 24th of February, 18 15, at the age of fifty 
years. His death was universally regarded as a 
national calamity, and appropriate honors were 
paid to his memory by the General Government 
and by many of the State and municipal govern- 
ments of the Union. He was buried from his resi- 
dence. No. I State Street, on the 25th of February, 
and his body was placed in the vault of the Liv- 
ingston family, in Trinity church-yard. He left a 
widow and four children. 

In person, Fulton was tall and handsome. His 


manner was polished, cordial and winning. He 
made friends rapidly, and never failed in his ef- 
forts to enlist capital and influence in support of 
his schemes. He was manly, fearless and inde- 
pendent in character, and joined to a perfect in- 
tegrity a patience and indomitable resolution which 
enabled him to bear up under every disappoint- 
ment, and which won for him in the end a glorious 

A Chart of the Robert Fulton Family. 


( 1 ) i Robert Fulton married Mary Smith. 


Children of Robert Fulton (No. i) and Mary 

(2) i Abraham Smith Fulton. 

(3) ii Robert Fulton, b. 1765; m. Harriet Livings- 

ton in 1S06. They also had three daugh- 
ters. Names unknown. 




Children of Robert Fulton (No. 3) and Har- 
riet Livingston. 

(4) i Robert Barlow Fulton, b. October 16, 180S. 

Died unmarried in 1841. 

(5) ii Julia Fulton, b. April 13, iSio, d. 1S48; 

m. Charles Blight. 

(6) iii Cornelia Livingston Fulton, b. August 6, 

181 2; m. Edward Charles Crary. 

(7) iv Mary Livingston Fulton; m. Robert M. 



Children of Julia Fulton (No. 5) and Charles 

(8) i Charles Blight ; married . No issue. 

(9) ii Mary Fulton Blight; m. Francis Macrea. 

No issue. 
(10) iii Robert Fulton Blight, d. 1S99; m. Ella Still. 
No issue. 

Children of Cornelia L. Fulton (No. 6) and 

Edward C. Crary. 
(ii) i Rev, Robert Fulton Crary, D.D. ; m. Agnes 

Boyd Van Kleeck. Resides in Pough- 

keepsie, N. Y. 


(12) ii Edward Francis Crary, deceased, u. 

(13) iii Charles Frankly n Crary. 

(iz|) iv Ella Cornelia Crary; m. H. H. Cameron, 

(15) V Lena Herbert Crary, deceased. 

Children of Mary Livingston Fulton (No. 7) 

AND Robert M. Ludlow. 
(16) i Robert Fulton Ludlow ; m. Catelena Philip. 

Reside in Clav^erack, N. Y. 


Children of Rev. Robert Fulton Crary, D.D. 

(No. 11), AND Agnes Boyd Van Kleeck. 
(17) i Amy Crary. 
(iS) ii Cornelia Fulton Crary. 
(19) iii Alice Crary. 
(30) iv Ella Crary, deceased, 

(21) V Edith Livingston Crary; m. Charles H. Van 

B. Roberts. 

(22) vi Fulton Crary. 

Children of Ella Cornelia Crary (No. 14) and 

H. H. Cameron. 
(33) i Edward Crary Cameron. 
(24) ii Robert Fulton Cameron, deceased. 

(By permission of The Chautauqua Press.) 


(25) iii Hermann Muhlenberg Cameron, deceased. 

(26) iv Herbert Schuyler Cameron. 

David Ramsey. 

The first great American historian was Dr. 
David Ramsey, who was born in Drumore Town- 
ship, Lancaster County, Pa., April 2, 1749. -^ 
part of the old-fashioned chimney of the house in 
which he was born is still standing on the Shoe- 
maker place, near Bethel meeting-house. He 
was the son of James Ramsey, a farmer, who emi- 
grated from Ireland. David graduated at Prince- 
ton College, N. J., in 1765, and at the Medical 
College of Philadelphia in 1772. He removed to 
Charleston, S. C, in 1773. He was a member of 
the South Carolina Legislature during the Revo- 
lution, and took an active part in the patriot cause. 
In 1782 he was elected to the Continental Con- 
gress, afterward reelected to that body, and was 
chosen president ^ro tempore during the illness of 
John Hancock. He became a great historian and 
was the first person who took out a copyright under 
the laws of the United States. His historical 


works were : a History of the Revohition in South 
Carolina, published in 1785 ; a History of the 
American Revolution, published in 1790; a Life 
of Washington, published in 1801 ; a History of 
South Carolina, published in 1808 ; a Universal 
History, and a History of the United States. He 
was mortally wounded by a maniac, and died May 
1, 1815. 

It is worthy of note that the first book Abraham 
Lincoln, the distinguished President, ever owned 
was Ramsey's L,fe of Washington. 

He had borrowed the book from a school-teacher, 
Mr. Crawford. Reading it late at night he left it 
on an exposed place in their humble cottage. A 
storm came up in the night, and the rain beat in 
and stained the book, so that it was not fit to be 

Lincoln went to Crawford and told him the 
whole story, and, while he had no money to pay, 
he offered to do work to pay for it. Crawford took 
him at his offer, and Lincoln pulled cornshocks 
three days, and in that way paid for it, and owned 
his first book. 

That book was written by Dr. Ramsey, who was 
born on the old Showalter (now Shoemaker) farm 


here in Drumore township, near Fulton House, 
this county. 

There is, therefore, reason to believe that Lan- 
caster County produced the man who wrote the 
book that inspired the greatness of the greatest 
man the country has developed. 

Letter of Rev. S. C. Fulton, Scranton, Pa. 

I belong to the Canadian branch of the family 
tree. I am certain that the Fultons there and here 
are from the same stock. The last time I saw my 
grandfathei- Fulton — not long before his death — 
he was ninety-four years old. He told me that a 
great uncle of his came to Pennsylvania in the 
early history of this country, and was Government 
surveyor of the State in colonial times. He said 
that there were the traditional "Three Brothers '' 
in the family. One settled in Canada ; one in the 
United States ; and one remained either in Scot- 
land or Ireland, I don't remember which. My 
grandfather was a tall, broad-shouldered, athletic 
man — very much of a man every wa}^ His sons 
were among the foremost men of their town and 

My uncle, Stephen Fulton, represented his 
county for many years until his death in the Pro- 


vincial Legislature. He was elected again and 
again, even with such a political opponent in the 
field as Sir Charles Tupper. He was a man who 
had the unlimited confidence of the people. 

I am a Methodist Episcopal minister. I have a 
brother who is an Episcopal clergyman. 
Yours very truly, 

S. C. Fulton. 

Dover, October 12, 1882. 
Dear Sir: 

I have filled up the enclosed blank as best I could. 
My ancestors being settlers in a comparatively new 
country seem to have lost their interest in their 
family history, and I have very meagre informa- 
tion. I remember my grandfather Fulton often 
talking about some of his relations of the same 
name in Pennsylvania. I think one was called 
Andrew, and another Gilbert. Of the first I feel 
quite sure, but not so sure of the second. There 
are quite a large number of Fultons in Indiana, 
Fayette and Allegheny counties. Among them are 
preachers, lawyers, farmers and merchants. There 
is an A. M. Fulton residing, I think, in or near 
Saltsburg, Indiana County, Pa., who is a man of 
some local prominence, and who has represented 
his county several terms in the Legislature. There 


is a Rev. Fulton rector of an Episcopal church at 
Salisbury, Md. 

For myself, I might add to what I have said in 
answer to your questions, that I am author of a lit- 
tle work, published by The Orange Judd Com- 
pany, New York, entitled " Peach Culture," which 
is the only work of the kind, and is regarded as a 
standard on that subject. It was published in 1870, 
and a revised edition in 1882. 

I shall be very much pleased to hear of your 
success in what I esteem a very proper and laud- 
able undertaking, and if I can render you any fur- 
ther assistance will cheerfully do so. I suppose a 
reunion will be called at some future time, if you 
are sufficiently encouraged. 

Yours very truly, 

James Alexander Fulton. 
Hugh R. Fulton, Esq^ 

James Alexander Fulton. 

James Alexander Fulton, October 11, 1882, 
Dover, Delaware. Occupation, Lawyer, peach 
grower, and farmer. Birth-place and date of 
birth, Allegheny township, Armstrong County, Pa., 
November 11, 1822. Married Mary A. Rice. 


Names and ages of children in full, Isadore For- 
est, born August 7, 1849, died July 6, 1850; Mary 
E., born May 14, 185 1 ; Clara A., born April 19, 
1853 ; Cecil Clement, born January 27, 1855 ; 
Willie Rice, born May 19, 1858, died April 15, 
1875 ; Nannie Belle, born December 8, 1862 ; 
Alexander, born July 22, 1866; Edith, born Sep- 
tember 7, 1873, died March 23, 1879. Only one 
of the children married at this date : Cecil Clement 
was married October 13, 1881, to Anna Watson 
Meredith, of this state. 

Cecil was educated at home, Hudson River In- 
stitute, Claverack, N. Y., and at Princeton College, 
N. J.; Mary E., at Wesleyan Female College, 
Wilmington, Delaware ; Clara A., at St. Mary's, 
Burlington, N. J. ; Nannie Belle and Alexander, 
at the Wilmington Conference Academy, Dover, 

Their residence and occupation : Cecil resides 
in Dover, Delaware, and is assistant Secretary of 
the Kent County Insurance Company. Father's 
full name, Thomas Fulton. 

Mother's maiden name, Eleanor Neely. 
Grandfather's full name, on father's side, William 
Fulton ; on mother's side, James Neely. 


Grandmother's maiden name, on father's side, 
Mary Wilson ; on mother's side, Rachel Taylor. 

Nationality, Norman French, and the name is 
said to denote as much, but I have no authentic 

Forefathers emigrated from England to Scotland, 
thence to Ireland ; certainly from Ireland to Amer- 
ica. Were called Scotch-Irish by some. They 
first landed in America at New York or Philadel- 
phia, I think. 

They first settled in Pennsylvania, but am not 
sure in what county. Father was born in Centre 
county. Grandfather Neely settled in Armstrong 
County in 1797. 

I was a member of the Pennsylvania House of 
Representatives from Armstrong County in 1853. 
Am a trustee of Delaware College, and a member 
of the Governor's Staff with the rank of Colonel. 
This is by positive statute, and there are but three 
in the State, one for each county. I am a Presby- 

Fulton Family Record. 

Name, John Lockhart Fulton. 
Residence and postoffice, No. 382 Beaver Ave., 
Allegheny, Pa. 


Occupation, clergyman and pastor of Second 
Presbyterian Church, Allegheny. 

Birthplace, Hanover Township, Washington 
County, Pa. 

Graduate of Monmouth College, Monmouth, 
111., and attended Seminary at the same place. 

Name of wife, Fredonia Johnson, Chilicothe, O. 

Names of children in full, David Lucian, Sarah 
Alta, Lucy Bell, James Ernest, Monica, John 
Lockhart and Emma. 

Father's full name, James Fulton. 

Mother's maiden name, Sarah Russell. 

Grandfather's full name, John Fulton. 

Grandmother's maiden name, Jane Lockhart. 
. Nationality, Irish. 

I am a Presbyterian. 

Letter of Robert B. Fulton, Chancellor 
OF the University of Mississippi. 

January 5, 1898. 
Hugh R. Fulton, Esq^, Lancaster, Pa. 

My Dear Sir: I have recently been making 
some investigations regarding my paternal an- 


cestry and family connection, and have reached a 
point which I can not settle with the information at 
hand. My ancestry in the Fulton line I trace back 
through my father (William F.), grandfather [Paul 
(2)], great-grandfather [Paul (i)], and to his 
father, John Fulton, who was prominent in south- 
ern Georgia in the revolutionary period, and was 
a captain in the Revolutionary War. My knowl- 
edge of this John Fulton (supposed to be authenti- 
cated) begins with him about 1770 as the father of 
a large family in what was known as the Midway 
settlement, near Dorchester, Ga., in what is now 
Liberty County. 

This man was one of the leaders in the move- 
ment which carried the Province of Georgia with 
the other colonies into the War of Independence. 
Fulton County, in which the capital of Georgia is 
situated, was named for him. Our family tradi- 
tion makes him a captain in the Revolutionary 
War, but does not tell of his life before that time. 
The presumption is that he came from the North 
of Ireland with the tide of Scotch-Irish immigra- 
tion that was strongest from 1730 to 1750. Pos- 
sibly he followed the current of this immigration 
through Pennsylvania, western Virginia and the 
Carolinas into Georgia. Of this I do not know. 

In my inquiries I have come across a statement 
of your line of ancestry, given me by Joel Man- 
sell's Sons, Albany, N. Y., as follows : 


John Fulton, of Oxford, Pa. Emigrated 1750. 
Captain Revolutionary War. 

James, of West Nottingham, Pa. Farmer. 

James J., married Nancy A. Ramsey. 

William T., of Oxford, Pa. 

Joseph M. 


Hugh R., Lancaster. Lawyer. 

The point which I wish to settle by this corre- 
spondence with you relates to the John Fulton at 
the head of the list. Could he be the same as the 
Johii Fulton of Georgia, mentioned by me? Both 
were captains in the Revolutionary War. If your 
ancestor John lived in Pennsylvania in 1775 and 
later, then they were different men. Can you in- 
form me on this point? 

With the meagre information I now have there 
appears to be no inconsistency in supposing that 
John Fulton, your ancestor, might have lived in 
Oxford, Pa., in 1750, and might have followed 
afterward, the drift of the Scotch-Irish southward 
into Georgia, leaving in Pennsylvania his son 
James, your ancestor. The name James does not 
appear among the descendants of John Fulton, of 
Georgia. His descendants were Samuel, Paul, 
Margaret, Mary, Jane and Elizabeth. 

There were, as you doubtless know, many 
original settlers of the Fulton name. There is one 
family descended from Robert F., who settled at 


Colerain, Mass., another line from Richard of 
Paxtang, Pa., and doubtless there are other lines. 

I would thank 3'ou to write me what you may- 
know of the places of residence of the John Fulton 
in your line mentioned above stating any facts 
tending to prove or disprove the supposition that he 
could have resided in Georgia in 1775 and later. 

Trusting that you will pardon this trespassing 
on your time by me who has no claim but identity 

of name, 

Yours very truly, 

R. B. Fulton. 

Note. — I answered this letter that they must have 
been different men as John remained in Chester 
County during the war, and that Mansell is in error 
in giving John as the Revolutionary soldier, as 
James Fulton was the captain in the army. 

H. R. F. 

Rev. Justin D. Fulton, D.D. 

Rev. Justin D. Fulton, D. D., 225 Carlton Ave., 
Brooklyn, N. Y., writes February 13, 1883. 

My father's name was John I. Fulton, born in 
Nova Scotia, had four children, S. I. Fulton, 


Nineveh, N. Y. ; Justin D. Fulton, Brooklyn, N. 
Y. ; Mrs. H. A. Middlebrook, Binghamton, N. 
Y. ; Mrs. Clara L. Looddeever, Binghamton, N. 

I was born March i, 1828, at Shurburne, New- 

A notice of Dr. Fulton's lecture on the subject 
"The Garfield That Lives," by the Cleveland 
Leader says : 

" The lecture was replete with effective anec- 
dotes, beautiful illustrations, comparisons and 
figures, and abounded in examples drawn from the 
lives of successful or self-made men in all walks 
of life. Dr. Fulton's utterance is like the flow of 
a mighty river, with force enough to turn all the 
mills for miles. His voice is clear, pleasant and 
ringing. He is admirably fitted for out-of-door 
speaking. He is determined to win men and 
women from sin. He calls himself young ; has 
seen only fifty-three 3"ears, it is said, so there is 
time left him. Our memory runs back twenty- 
six years, when he was pastor of the Baptist 
Church in Sandusky, a very young minister, fear- 
less, self confident, the author of the ' Outlook of 
Freedom,' hating slavery." — Cleveland Leadei'. 

fulton family. 213 

John M. Fulton. 

Name, John M. Fulton. 

Residence and postoffice, West Willow, Lancas- 
ter Co., Pa. 

Occupation, surveyor, conveyancer and dealer 
in leaf tobacco. 

Birthplace, Lancaster Count}-, Pa. 

Attended common and graded schools, Millers- 
ville Normal School and Iron City, Pittsburg, Pa. 


Name of wife, Lizzie Fulton. 

Names of children in full, John G., Annie G. 
and Joseph E. 

Father's name, Daniel Fulton. 

Mother's maiden name, Catherine Bergdolt. 

Grandfathers' names, James Fulton and Daniel 

Grandmother's maiden name, Catharine Kreider, 
wife of Daniel Bergdolt. 

Annie Fulton Lane. 
Name, Annie Fulton Lane. 

Residence and postoffice, 141 East James street, 
Lancaster, Pa. 


Occupation, before marriage was a teacher. 

Birthplace and date of birth, Ireland, April 21, 

Attended several public schools in Lancaster 
County, also in Trenton, N. J. 

Name of husband, George A. Lane, Esq. 

Name of child in full, Anna May Lane. 

Father's name, James Fulton. 

Mother's maiden name, Rosanna Higgins. 

Grandfather's name, James Fulton. 

Grandmother's maiden name, also Fulton. 

Nationality, Scotch-Irish. 

First landed in America, at New York. 

They first settled in Philadelphia. 

Belong to First Presbyterian Church. 

Mrs. Dr. A. P. Davis (nee Fulton), 6335 Howe 
Street, corner Denniston Avenue, Pittsburg, Pa., 
born July 19, 1841, in New Derry, Westmore- 
land County, Pa. ; married Augustus Plummer 
Davis, of Gardiner, Me., June 22, 1876, at Pitts- 
burg, Pa., born May 10, 1835, ^hed May 21, 1899. 
Have no children. 

Father's name, Benjamin Fulton. Born in 
New Derry, Westmoreland County, Pa., about 
1794, died July 29, 1859, ^^ Derr}^, Pa. ; married 


Jane Ayres, of New Deny, Pa., 1834, born 1800, 
died September 22, 1872. 

Name of father's first child, James Ayers Fulton, 
born 1835, died March 31, 1894; married Nancy 
S. Shields, 1865. His wife and family, consisting 
of six sons and daughters, live at New Florence, 
Pa. He graduated in medicine in 1858. The next 
two children died in infancy. I, m3^self, am the 
fourth child, my sister Violet E. Fulton is the fifth 
and the youngest of the family, she being unmar- 
ried and makincr her home with me. 

Grandfather's name, James Fulton. 

Grandmother's maiden name, Sarah Cochrane. 

Date of grandfather's birth, about 1747. 

Born in Articlave, London Derry County, Ire- 

Wife born in Articlave, London Derry County, 

He died at New Derry, Westmoreland County, 
Pa., about 1834. 

Buried at Old Salem Presbyterian Church, near 
Derr}^, Pa. 

His wife was buried at the same place. 

Names of grandfather's children, Abraham, 
Cochran, John, James, Robert, Benjamin, Mary 


and Martha. My father (Benjamin Fulton) was 
the youngest of the family. 

Great-grandfather's name, Abraham Fulton. 

Great-grandmother's name before marriage, 
Margaret Guthrie. 

Born in Articlave, London Derry County, Ire- 

His wife was born, as far as is known, at the 
same place as the above. 

They died at Mount Pleasant, Westmoreland 
County, Pa., and were buried at the same place as 
the above, in the Presbyterian burying grounds of 
the church to which they belonged. 

The Fultons are noted for the number of minis- 
ters in their connection. 

James McFarland Fulton. 

James McFarland Fulton ; Residence and post- 
office, 170 Arch Street, Allegheny City, Pa. 

Occupation, Minister. 

Birth-place and date of birth, Belmont County, 
Ohio, August 31, 1849. 

Attended Westminster College and Allegheny 
Theological Seminary. 


Married Mary Hay Shafer. 

Children, Charles Shafer Fulton, and Alexander 
Harper Fulton. 

Father's name, Charles Fulton. 

Mother's Maiden name, Jane Brown. 

Grandfather's name, Wm. Fulton. 

Grandmother's maiden name, Jane McClarren. 

Nationality, Scotch-Irish. 

Forefathers emigrated from Ireland, Six Mile 

First landed in America at Qiiebec. 

First settled at Belmont County, Ohio. 

Belong to United Presbyterian Church. 

Nebraska City, November 23, 1871. 
Hugh Fulton, Esq^ 

Dear Si'r : — Learning through a young lady 
teaching school here, that a gentleman of my name 
had just married a sister of a Dr. Kerr, formerly 
of this place, I naturally feel some curiosity to 
know more of you. I have never known any per- 
son of my name before. My parents were Irish, 
and the family names are William, Samuel, John, 
Emma, and your subscriber, Hugh. 
Yours very truly, 

Hugh Fulton, 
Box 29, Nebraska City, 


215 the fulton family. 

John Fulton. 

Name, John Fulton : residence and post office, 
Knob P. O., Beaver County, Pa. ; occupation, 
farmer ; birth-place and date of birth, north of 
Ireland, Derry County, born August 15, 1824. 
Married Mary J. McClure. 

Names of children in full : John, Robert, Mary, 
Alexander D., Ada, Emma, Carrie, Lydia, Jessie. 
John married to Jennie M. Palmer ; Mary married 
to Dr. J. C. Sloan. 

Their residence and occupation : John, New 
York, wholesale druggist ; Robert, telegraph 
operator, Colorado ; Alexander, Allegheny City, 
Pa., editor. 

Father's full name, John Fulton. 

Mother's maiden name, Mary McLean. 

Grandfather's full name, John Fulton. 

Nationality, Scotch. 

First landed in America, in New York in 1848. 

First settled in Pittsburg, Pa. 

Belong to Baptist Church. 

My grandfather and two of his brothers came to 
America before the Revolution and my grandfather 
went back to Ireland and his brothers settled in 


Anderson, David Ross '. . No. I59|4f 

Anderson, Harry M. . *. 
Anderson, J. Ellen . . . 
Anderson, John H. . . . 
Anderson, Joseph Clay . 
Anderson, Nora . . . . 
Anderson, Reba . . . . 
Alexander, Thomas . . 

Arnold, J. S 

Atkinson, Stephen . . , 
Armstrong, George W. . 
Armstrong, Chailes . . 
Armstrong, Christian S. 
Armstrong, James B. . . 

Bair, Lizzie 

Baird, Margaret . . . 
Baird, Martha .... 
Banks, Augustus North 
Banks, Ebenezer . . . 
Banks, Dr. John . . . 
Banks, Dr. William Y. 
Banks, Rev. John . . , 
Banks, Rev. Joseph . . 
Barclay, Isabella . . . 
Bauman, Elsie M. . . 
Bauman, Isaac L. . 
Bauman, Walter M. . 

Belt, Cora L 

Belt, H. C 

Belt, Horatio N. . . . 
Belt, William Leslie . 

77 • 

134 • 

40 . 
241 . 

18 . 

246 . 

247 . 
24S . 


• 47 

• 47 

. 47 

• 47 
. 42 
. 177 
. 44 

• 175 

• 45 

• 45 

. 45* 

190 50-52 






.... 34 
. . .191 
.... 192 
.... 192 
.... 192 
.... 192 

6 191-192 

19 192 

231K 43-51 

30 194 

23 193-194 

29 194 

85 182 

87 182 

44 178-182 

86 182 



Betz, Amelia No 

Birch, Anna M 

Blackmer, Henry M 

Blackmer, Margaret Gray 

Blackmer, Myron Kerr 

Blanchard, Harriet 

Bergdolt, Daniel - 

Blight, Charles " 

Blight, Mary F 

Blight, Robert F 

Brown, Sarah Anna " 

Buchanan, Martha " 

Bye, Mary " 

Boies, Andrew Fulton " 

Boies, David B. " 

Boies, George W " 

Boies, James Franklin " 

Boies, Matilda " 

Boies, William Brice " 

Boies, James F " 

Boies, Ella C " 

Cameron, Edw. C 

Cameron, H. S 

Cameron, H. M 

Cameron, Robert F 

Cameron, H. H " 

Campbell, Mrs. Harriet T " 

Campbell, Ann Eliza " 

Clarkson, Andrew " 

Clarkson, Eliza " 

Clarkson, Rev. James " 

Clarkson, John Fulton " 

Clark, Agnes S " 

Clark, Charles H " 

Clark, Charles Scott " 

Clark, Gertrude B " 


232X 44-51 

208 34-44 

161 47-52 

193 52 

192 52 

198 (28a) . . . 30-36 
App 213 

5 " 199 

App. ... 199 

" • • • • 199 
64 • . . -33. 43. 115 

55 32-41 

23 176-179 

230 37 

228 36 

227 36 

229 37-46 

203 34 

199 (28b) .... 36 

257 46 

258 . 46 

App 200 

" .... 201 

" .... 201 

" .... 200 

14 " .... 200 

72 37 

59 • 33-42 

71 37-46 

159 46-50 

7 • • 30 

31 30-37 

33 177-180 

35 177-180 

65 180 

59 179 

INDEX. 221 


Clark, Helen Thompson No. 71 ...... . 180 

Clark, James E " 56 179 

Clark, Jean Stevenson " 70 180 

Clark, Jennie " 60 ^179 

Clark, John Alexander " 69 iSo 

Clark, John A " 34 177-180 

Clark, Kathryn " 73 180 

Clark, E. Louisa " 61 179 

Clark, Margaretta R " 36 177-181 

Clark, Margaret Simes " 67 iSo 

Clark, Mildred Vaughn " 72 180 

Clark, Marion Thompson " 64 180 

Clark, Mary T " 13 177 

Clark, Mary T " 57 179 

Clark, Robert J " 32 , . 177, 179, 188 

Clark, Samuel Alexander '' 63 180 

Clark, Sarah Elizabeth " 66 180 

Clark, Thomas A " 13 I75-I77 

Clark, Thomas A " 58 ...... 179 

Clark, Thomas Walter " 68 180 

Clark, William T. . " 31 . . 177, 179, 187 

Collins, David " 84 38 

Collins, Eleanor " 81 38 

Collins, Elizabeth " 83 38 

Collins, James " 82 38 

Collins, John " 36 31-38 

Collins, John " 80 38 

Collins, Margaret Jane " 81 J4 38 

Cooper, David H " 54 179 

Cooper, Esther " 5 29-74 

Cooley, Emma " 106 40 

Cra^vford, Ella Mary " 232;^ 44 

Crawford, William D " 260 50-52 

Crawford, George B " 261 ....... 50 

Crawford, Rebecca J " 231 43-51 

Crawford, Rebecca " 265 51 

Crawford, Margaret " 266 51 

222 INDEX. 


Crawford, Thos. B No. 267 51 

Crawford, William D "232 44-51 

Crawford, William A " 268 51 

Crawford, Jno. S " 269 51 

Crawford, David L " 270 51 

Crawford, Robert F "271 51 

Crawford, Joseph I " 272 . 51 

Crawford, David I " 232^ 44-51 

Crawford, Mary A. L " 273 51 

Crawford, Martha N " 274 52 

Crawford, David L " 275 52 

Crawford, Wm. D *' 276 52 

Crawford, Geo. B "277 52 

Crawford, Geo. B. . "261 50-52 

Crawford, Geo. S " 27S 52 

Crawford, Albert " 202^2 34-44 

Crawford, Harriet R " 231^^ 43 

Crawford, Dr. John S " 22,i){ 43-51 

Crawford, Robert G , " 23234; 44 

Crawford, William " 202 34-43 

Crawford, David Lafevre " 230^^ 43-50 

Crowl, Ida Mary " I53 46 

Crouch, Addie " 229 37-46 

Crouch, Kate " 230 37 

Crary, Rev. Robert Fulton and family App 200 

Crary, Edward Charles " .... 199 

Crary, Rev. Robert Fulton " .... 199 

Crary, Edward Francis " .... 200 

Crary, Charles Franklyn " ■ . . 200 

Crary, Ella Cornelia " .... 200 

Crary, Lena Herbert " .... 200 

Crary, Amy " .... 200 

Crary, Cornelia Fulton " .... 200 

Crary, Alice " .... 200 

Crary, Ella " .... 200 

Clary, Edith Livingston " .... 200 

Clary, Fulton " .... 200 



Davis, Mrs. Dr. A. P App. 

Davis, M. D., August Plummer . . . 

Deibert, Christiana No. 87 

Dickey, G. Renie " 39 

Dickey, Jane H " 43 

Dickey, Margaret " 5 

Dickey, Nancy " 40 

Dickey, Edw. T. " 84 

Dil worth, Andrew F " 244 

Dil worth, Paul F "243 

Dilworth, Dr. Samuel "211 

Drennen, Emma J " 26 

Eckles " 2[>^ 

Evans, Jane P " 31 . 

Eves, Albert D "164. 

Eves, Anna H " 173 . 

Eves, Dr. James S " 94 

Eves, Elizabeth H " 165 . 

Eves, James " 171 . 

Eves, IMadge D " 172 . 

Eves, Martie S " 166 . 

Eves, William " 96 . 

Fitzgerald, Lidie A " 51 . 

Fleck, Geo. C.J " 163 . 

Fombelle, Ella " 222 . 

Fulton, Abraham Smith No. 2 . . . . App. 

Fulton, Ada 

Fulton, Alexander 

Fulton, Alexander D 

Fulton, Alexander Harper 

Fulton, A. M 

Fulton, Alfred Miller ... . . " 147 . 

Fulton, Andrew " 26 . 

Fulton, Andrew " 216 . 

Fulton, Andrew " 239 . 

Fulton, Andrew App. 

224 INDEX. 


Fulton, F. Andrew No. 244 45 

Fulton, Andrew Clarkson " 188 50 

Fulton, Andrew F " 237 44 

Fulton, Annie App 213 

Fulton, Annie Margaret " 225 ...... 36 

Fulton, Annie E "143 42-50 

Fulton, Anna W. Meredith App 206 

Fulton, Benjamin " .... 214 

Fulton, Blanchard " 251 45 

Fulton, Carrie " 140 42 

Fulton, Carrie App 218 

Fulton, Carrie " 249 .... 45-50 

Fulton, Cecil Clement App 206 

Fulton, Charles " .... 217 

Fulton, Charles Shafer " ... 217 

Fulton, Christopher M "212 35 

Fulton, Clara A App 206 

Fulton, Chester Courtney " 255 ....... 45 

Fulton, Cornelia L, App 199 

Fulton, Daniel App 213 

Fulton, David Lucian " .... 208 

Fulton, Edith " .... 206 

Fulton, Eleanor " i 1-27 

Fulton, Eleanor Jane " 144 43 

Fulton, Eleanore Jane " 150 43 

Fulton, Eleanor Neely App 206 

Fulton, Eleanor R. . " 199 (28b) . . . 30-36 

Fulton, Eleanor R "219 45 

Fulton, Eleanor M " 19 29-32 

Fulton, Eliza M "217 35 

Fulton, Elizabeth " 3 .. 2, 27, 28, 54 

Fulton, Elizabeth E " 220 36 

Fulton, Elizabeth " 22 .... 29, 33, 85 

Fulton, Eleanor Richmond .... " 219 36-45 

Fulton, Emma App 208 

Fulton, Emma " . . . . 21S 

Fulton, Etta Lawrence " I45 43 



1, Florence No 

., Francis McAllister " 

1, Frederic Jefferson ..... " 

1, Fredonia Johnson 

1, George " 

1, George W " 

., George W " 

1, Gertrude " 

1, George Frederick " 

1, George Henry " 

., Gilbert 

1, Henrietta " 

1, Harriet Jane " 

1, Hugh Hodge " 

1, Hugh Kerr " 

1, Hugh Ramsey " 

., Isadore Forrest 

I, James " 

1, Dr. James " 

1, James " 

1, James 

1, James ■ 

1, James 

I, James 

1, James Alexander 

1, James Ayers 

1, James Baird " 

1, James C " 

1, James C " 

1, James Cooper " 

1, James Edward " 

1, James Ernest 

1, James Jefferson " 

1, James Jefferson " 

1, James McFarland 

1, James Sample " 

1, James Sample " 


185 50 

213 35 

146 43 

App 20S 

226 36 

I98(28a) 30, 36, 74, 86 

218 ■. . 35 

141 42 

250 45 

256 46 

App 204 

214 35 

223 36 

184 ...... , 50 

149 43, 157 

65 • • • -33. 43, 116 
App 206 

4 . 2, 27, 28, 55, 73 
62 .... 33, 42, 97 

137 42 

App 20S 

" .... 213 
" .... 214 
" .... 214 
" .... 204 
" .... 215 

203 34 

25 29-34 

186 50 

236 44 

253 45 

App 208 

10 174 

21 29-33 

.... 216 

196 . • 52 

159 46-50 



ilton, James Wilson No. 

iltou, Jane McClarren 

iltou, Jane . . " 

ilton, Jane Ayers . , 

alton, Jane Brown 

ilton, Jane Lockhart 

ilton, Jane Magee " 

alton, Jane M " 

ilton, Jemima " 

alton, Jennie M. Palmer 

alton, Jean Magee " 

ilton, Jessie . . . • 

alton, Jefferson C " 

alton, Jennett " 

ilton, John " 

alton, John " 

alton, John " 

ilton, John " 

alton, John " 

alton, John 

alton, John . 

alton, John 

alton, John 

alton, John 

alton, John C " 

alton, John C " 

alton, John Farquahar " 

alton, John Clarkson " 

ilton, John G 

ilton, John I 

alton, John Lockhart 

alton, John Lockhart, Jr 

alton, John M 

ilton, Joseph . . " 

ilton, Joseph E 

ilton, Joseph Miller " 

ilton, Julia 


207 34 

App 217 

6 .... 27, 30, 77 

App 215 

" .... 217 
.... 208 

211 35-45 

240 44 

27 29 

App 21S 

234 44 

App 21S 

28 30-35 

182 50 

I 1-27 

5 . . . . 27, 29, 73 

16 28-So 

23 29-85 

151 43 

App 208 

" .... 209 
.... 218 
.... 218 
.... 218 

189 50 

209 35 

191 50 

195 ..••.• • 52 

App 213 

.... 211 

" .... 207 

" .... 208 

" • . . .213 

18 .... 29, 73, 83 

App 213 

64 . 33. 43. 114, 115 
App 199 



1, D. D., Rev. Justin D. . . . . 

1, Kathleen No 

1, Katbryu Bergdolt 

., Kirk " 

1, Lizzie 

1, Louis B " 

1, Louisa A " 

1, Lucy Bell 

1, Lydia 

1, Margaret Jane " 

1, Margaret Jane " 

1, Margaret M " 

1, Margaret M " 

1, Mary " 

1, Mary " 

1, Mary " 

1, Mary 

1, Mary E 

1, Mary Livingston 

1, Mary Hay Shafer 

1, Mary J. McCIure 

1, Mary McClean 

., Matthew H " 

1, Mary Wilson 

1, Matilda Jane " 

., Miller " 

1, Monica 

1, Matthew Wilson " 

1, Matthew Percj' " 

X, Nannie Bell • 

1, Norman Brown " 

., Paul 

1, Plenny A " 

., Rachael " 

1, Rachael Maria " 

,, Rebecca " 

1, Robert " 

App 211 

197 52 

App 213 

142 42-50 

App 213 

20S . . . . 34, 44, S7 

1S7 50 

App 208 

. . . . 21S 

238 44 

61 33 

215 34-35 

241 ....... 44 

2 . . . . -I, 27, 53 

2I_^ 29 

138 42 

App. . . 199-21S 

" .... 206 

" . . 199-200 

.... 217 

. . . . 21S 

. . . . 21S 

221 . . . .36, 45, 12S 

App 207 

205 34 

20 ....... 29 

App 20S 

200 (2Sc) .... 30 

252 45 

App 206 

148 43 

App 209 

235 44 

17 28-165 

60 33 

136 42-49 

183 50 


Robert and family No. i . . 
Robert and family No. 3 . . . 

Robert Warnock No 

Robert B 

Rosanna Higgins 

Sadies " 

Rev. S. C 

S. I • 

Samuel Martin " 

Samuel Magee " 

Sarah Alta 

Sarah Cochrane 

Sarah Russell 

Sarah S " 


Susanna " 

Susanna " 

Thomas Cooper " 

Thomas Cooper " 

Thomas " 

Thomas Denman " 

Thomas Kennedy " 


Thomas C " 

Violet K 

William " 

William • . . 


William F 

William Morrow " 

William Rice 

William S 

William Thompson 

Gerst, Eugene 
Gibson, Dora . 
Gibson, John . 


App. . . 196-198 

" . . 198-199 

222 36-46 

App. . . 199-208 
" .... 214 

245 45 

App 203 

.... 211 

190 50-52 

210 35-44 

App 208 

" ... .215 
" .... 208 

245 45 

App 203 

7 . . . .27, 30, 78 

194 52 

203K 34 

233 44 

24 29-34 

254 45 

224 36 

App 206 

204 ... . 10, 34, 44 

App 215 

139 42-168 

App 206 

" .... 217 
"• .... 209 

206 34 

App 206 

242 44 

63 . . . .33, 42, 104 

263 51 

95 39-4S 

15 192 



Goddard, Josephine . 
Graham, Dr. Charles 
Green, William . . 
Grittinger, Elizabeth 

Amelia .... 
'Anna M. . . . 
C O. Jennie , 


David C. . . . 
David W. . . . 
David W. . . . 
David Watt . . 
David Stephen 
Eleanor M. . . 

Eliza A 

Eliza Jane . . . 
Elizabeth . . . 
Elizabeth . . , 
Elizabeth . . . 
Ellen Cornelia 
Ellen M. . . . 
Fannie W. . . 
Fannie W. . . 
Francis P. . . 
Fulton .... 
Fulton .... 
Fulton Ankrim 
Fulton C. . . . 
H. Agnew . . 
Helen .... 
Hervey .... 

Ida C 

James .... 
James . . . 
James Banks . 
James F. . . . 

. No. 218 


. 35 

. 178 

. 48 


120 . 

117 . 
109 . 

14 . 

45 . 
106 . 

57 • 


. . . 39-48 




.... 2S-32 

. 32, 40, 89, 92 


9 28-31 

50 32-41 

37 31-38 

II 28 

91 39-41 

116 40 

128 41 

56 32 

113 40 

118 40 

III 40 

15 28-32 

131 41 

55 .... 32, 41, 95 

47 32 

115 • • 40 

170 48 

167 48 

97 39 

3 27 

12 28-31 

52 32 

43 32-40 



Hutchison, James Hervey No. 

Hutchison, James M " 

Hutchison, Jane " 

Hutchison, Jane Dickey " 

Hutchison, Jennie D " 

Hutchison, J. Hervey A " 

Hutchison, John " 

Hutchison, John Reed " 

Hutchison, John W " 

Hutchison, Josephine " 

Hutchison, Joseph Cooper " 

Hutchison, Joseph L. " 

Hutchison, Joseph M " 

Hutchison, Lizzie Martha " 

Hutchison, Maggie " 

Hutchison, Maggie D " 

Hutchison, Maggie Dickey " 

Hutchison, Margaret Charlotte . . . " 

Hutchison, Margaret Jane " 

Hutchison, MargarettaK " 

Hutchison, Martha A " 

Hutchison, Mary Amanda " 

Hutchison, Mary F " 

Hutchison, Melville " 

Hutchison, Nancy Lavina ..... " 

Hutchison, Rachael " 

Hutchison, Ralph Cooper " 

Hutchison, Ross Alexander " 

Hutchison, Samuel D " 

Hutchison, Sarah Ann " 

Hutchison, Sarah Fulton " 

Hutchison, Susan Eleanor " 

Hutchison, Susan Ellen " 

Hutchison, Susan Noble " 

Hutchison, William " 

Hutchison, William Easton .... " 

Hutchison, William G " 


40 31-39 

95 . ... 39-48 
10 28 

92 39 

107 40 

112 40 

13 ....... 28 

53 32 

44 • 32 

121 40 

135 . . 42, 49, 156, 157 

5S. ...... 33 

46 32-40 

130 41 

119 40 

94 39-48 

114 40 

41 31 

49 32 

48 32-41 

39 31 

42 31-39 

54 32-40 

169 48 

129 41 

51 32-41 

176K 49 

132 42-132 

105 40 

131^ 41 

133 42 

38 31-39 

93 31 

no 40 

168 48 

134 42-155 

59 33, 42, 96 

INDEX. 231 

Hutchison, William Noble No. 108 40 

Irwin, Mary "105 40 

Johnson, Anna M • ... " 62 ... 33, 42, loo 

Kells, Mrs. . . ' " 22 193 

Kennedy, Mary Ann " 198 (28a) . . .30-36 

Kerr, David Fulton "124 41 

Kerr, Elizabeth Eleanor " 86 39-14^ 

Kerr, Fannie Watt "123 41 

Kerr, Guy Manning " 162 47-158 

Kerr, Helen May "161 47-52 

Kerr, James Hutchison " 85 . 38, 47, 131, 138 

Kerr, J. Cyrus " 48 32-41 

Kerr, John Alexander " 37 .... 31, 38, 87 

Kerr, M.D., George " 87 . . . 39, 4S, i39 

Kerr, John Hervey " 89 39 

Kerr, Minnie Love " 163 48-141 

Kerr, M. Lizzie "122 41 

Kerr, Sallie Thomson " 88. . 33. 39. 43. "^ 

Kerr, Susan Margery " 90 39 

Kimble, Sarah ■"142 42-50 

Kirk, Hannah A " 63 33-42 

Kirk, Mary Jane " X2 174-176 

Kirkpatrick, William T " 42 178 

Kreider, Kathryn . App 213 

Lamb, Rev " 48 32 

Lane, Esq., George A App 214 

Lane, Anna May " .... 214 

Lafevre, David " 22 ....... 33 

Lafevre, Jacob " 201 33 

Lafevre, Jane "202 34-43 

Lafevre, Mary Ann " 202>^ 34-44 

Livingston, Harriet, " 3 App. . . 198-199 

Looddeever, Clara L " .... 212 

Longhead, married Hannah Miller . " 4 191 

232 INDEX. 


Lowry, William No. 5 174 

Ludlow, Robert Fulton " 16 App 200 

Ludlow, Robert M " 199 200 

MaCrea, Francis App 199 

Manifold, Jane " 34 31-38 

Martin, Royle S " 174 49 

Martin, William R " 98 39-49 

McAlister, Blanche N " 16034" 47 

McAlister, Jennie W " 160^ 47 

McAlister, Mary E " i6o>^ 47 

INIcAlister, Nellie I " 160^^ 47 

McAlister, W. N " 79 38-47 

McCartney, Eliza " 28 35 

McDowell, Charlotte Isabelle .... " 125 41-49 

McGaw, William T " 53 172 

Magee, Jane " 26 35 

Mclntire, Rebecca C " 67 37-46 

McKillips, Bertram Galbraith .... "178 49 

McKillips, Charles E " 136 42-49 

McKillips, Charles Edward " 177 49 

McKillips, Helen Rebecca . • ... " 180 49 

McKillips, James Fulton " 179 49 

McKillips, William Kerr "181 49 

McVey, Martha " 4 174-175 

Mechem, Lydia " 74 38 

Menough, Harry A.* " 38 1 77-181 

Menough, J. Fred " 79 181 

Menough, Norman T " 80 iSr 

Menough, Clyde H " 81 181 

Menough, Gertrude " 82 181 

Menough, Harry Alexis " 83 181 

Milburn, Martha Jane " 46 178 

Milburn, Nicholas " 20 175-178 

Milburn, Virginia • " 47 178-182 

Miller, Anna Mary " 23 193-194 

Miller, Arthur Patterson " 33 . 194 

INDEX. 233 


Miller, Augustus Banks No. 12 192-193 

Miller, Hannah " 4 191 

Miller, Harold Fulton .."....." 32 194 

Miller, Harriet Walker , . " 7 191 

Miller, Jane " 5 191-192 

Miller, John Walker . " 25 193 

Miller, Joseph " i 191 

Miller, Joseph " 8 191-193 

Miller, Judith R " 21 175-178 

Miller, Margaret " 2 191 

Miller, Mary (Polly) " 6 191-192 

Miller, Mary " 9 192 

Miller, Paul Drennen " 31 194 

Miller, Rebecca " 10 192 

Miller, Stewart " 3 191 

Miller, Naomi Catharine " 24 193 

Miller, William . ........" 11 192 

Miller, Winslow A " 26 193-194 

Mitchell, Sarah "186 50 

Montooth, Miller " 231^ 43 

Morrow, Eliza Jane " 25 34 

Mosier, Essie " I35 4^-49 

IMiddlebrook, H. A App 212 

Neeper, Annie E " 63 .... 33, 43, no 

Negly, Mrs. E. C "231 43 

Negly, E. C "231 43-51 

Negly, Jennie L " 262 51 

Negly, Kate E "263 51 

Negly, R. Herberton " 264 51 

Neillie, Martha •' 230)^ 43-50 

Nesbit, Annie B. . . " 56 179 

Nicholson, Mary T " 62 180 

Nicholson, Thomas S " 33 177-180 

Noble, Jane A " 45 32-40 

Patterson, Austin McDowell .... " 176 49-^59 

Patterson, John " 50 32-41 



Patterson, M.D., John Fulton , 

Peterman, Miriam K 

Philip, Katelena 

Phillips, Isabelle 

Phillips, John Eaton 

Pickei, George H 

Pickel, William 

Plank, Amey Virginia , . . , 

Plank, Levi 

Plank, William Ramsey . . . 
Pollock, Mary Ramsey .... 
Pollock, married Eliza Ramsey 
Proudfit, Rev. Alexander . . . 

Proudfit, Rev. James 

Proudfit, Mary . . 

Ramsey, Amey Ann 

Ramsey, Annie R 

Ramsey, Annie M 

Ramsey, Dr. David 

Ramsey, Eliza 

Ramsey, Elizabeth 

Ramsey, Emma E 

Ramsey, F. Jennie 

Ramsey, Hannah Maria . . . 

Ramsey, Harriet 

Ramsey, Hugh 

Ramsey, Hugh 

Ramsey, Jr., Hugh 

Ramsey, Jane Thompson . 

Ramsey, John 

Ramsey, John . 

Ramsey, John Benjamin . . . 

Ramsey, Mary 

Ramsey, Nancy Ann 

Ramsey, Nancy Ann 

Ramsey, Peggy (Margaret) . . 

No. 125 . . 39, 41, 49, 153 

" 35 177-180 

App 2GO 

259 50 

249 45-50 

10 192 

9 192 

88 182 

47 178-182 







. 182 
. 178 
. 176 
• 54 
. 28 

20 175-178 

48 178 

54 179 

App 201 

22 176-178 

8 174 

52 179 

53 179 

18 175 

17 175-178 

I 169-173 

16 175 

7 174 

9 174 

3 174 

23 176-179 

21 . . . 175, 178, 187 

5 174 

10 174 

2 173-174 



Ramsey, Sarah No. 

Ramsey, Thompson " 

Ramsey, William . " 

Ramsey, William " 

Ramsey, William S " 

Ramsey, William Thompson .... " 

Reed, " 

Rice, Mary A 

Roberts, Chas. H. Van B 

Rogers, Isaac " 

Rutter, Harry R " 

Rutter, Rev. Lindley C " 

Rutter, Lindley C " 

Rutter, Louisa Potts " 

Rutter, Mary Thompson " 

Rutter, Thomas Chichester " 

Scott, " 

Scott, Martha " 

Scott, Mary " 

Schlagel, Louise . . . .' " 

Shea, David E " 

Sherer, Elizabeth Watt " 

Sherer, Ella Rachael " 

Sherer, Lina R " 

Sherer, Martha A " 

Sherer, Mary Elizabeth ...... " 

Sherer, Marj- Ramsey " 

Sherer, Robert " 

Sherer, Esq., James Hervey " 

Sherer, William " 

Sherer, William John " 

Sherer, William John " 

Simes, Margaret E " 

Sloan, Dr. J. C. 

Smith, Agnes R " 

Smith, Marie " 

Smith, Mary 


II 174 

6 174-176 

4 . ... 174-175 

49 178 

51 179 

19 .... 175-184 

8 28 

App 205 

" .... 200 

46 178 

76 i8r 

36 177 

78 i8r 

74 181 

77 iSi 

75 181 

120 40 

6 174-176 

26r 50-52 

232 44-51 

25 176 

98 ..... 39-49 

100 39 

102 40 

loi 39 

175 49 

99 39 

175^^ 49 

104 40 

42 31-39 

103 40-49 

i75>^ 49 

34 . . 177-180 

App 218 

210 44 

216 . 35-45 

App 198 



Speer, Mary Ella No. 

Stevenson, Elizabeth Eleanor .... " 

Stevenson, Rev. Ephraim " 

Stevenson, Ephraim F " 

Still, Ella 

Swingly, Kate N " 

Taylor, Rachael . 

Thomas, Annie 

Thomson, Agnes E 

Thompson, Annie 






















Eleanor .... 
Elizabeth .... 


Esther Reynolds 




Jane Miller . , . 



John Kirk . . . 
Joseph Miller . . 
Margaret .... 
Margaret R. . . 


Mary L 

Mary Mitchell . 



Rachael . . . . 
S. Elizabeth . . 
Thomas H. . . . 
Thomas Huston . 
Dr. William . . 


85 38-47 

127 41 

51 32-41 

126 41 

App 199 

221 36-45 

App 207 

14 175-177 

69 37-46 

40 177 

162 47 

41 178 

15 192 

15 175 

39 177-181 

25 176 

28 176 

1 169-173 

28 193 

72 37 

12 . . . 172, 174, 176 

27 193 

30 176 

13 192-193 

24 176 

37 177 

13 175 

38 177-181 

29 176 

5 191-192 

16 192 

14 192 

70 37 

14 175-177 

27 176 

2 173-174 



Thompson, William John No 

Tipton, Harriet E 

Tipton, John W 

Tipton, Martha Jane 

Tipton, Mary E 

Tipton, Rev. William W 

Trout, Carrie L, 

Trout, Mary 

Van Kleeck, Agnes Boid 

Warden, W. Kersey . . . 
Watson, Elizabeth T. . . . 
Watson, Esq., William W. 

Watt, Charlotte 

Watt, Elizabeth 

Watt, Emma 

Watt, Fannie 

Watt, Martha 

Watt, Mary 

Wheaton, Edith 

Wier, Mary 

Wiley, Miss 

Wilson, Amanda J 

Wilson, Ann Elizabeth . . 

Wilson, David 

Wilson, David Alexander . 
Wilson, David Reed . . . 

Wilson, Eleanor 

Wilson, Elizabeth . . . . 
Wilson, Elizabeth M . . . 
Wilson, Elizabeth N. . . . 
Wilson, Ella F. . . . . . 

Wilson, Henry M 

Wilson, James 

Wilson, James 

Wilson, James Marshall . 


26 176 

45 178 

43 178 

44 17S-182 

42 178 

17 175-178 

87 39 

12 193 

App. . . 199-200 

68;^ 37 

13 ... . 175-182 

15 175 

32 31-37 

12 31 

16 192 

14 . 32 

18 29 

13 192-193 

191 50 

260 50-52 

78 38 

79 38-47 

156 46 

34 31-38 

77 38-47 

160 47 

79K 38 

35 ••.... 31 

76 38-47 

78 181 

154 46 

75 38 

9 31 

74 38 

28 37-192 

238 INDEX. 


Wilson, James H No. 33 31 

Wilson, John " 29 30 

Wilson, John " 32 31-37 

Wilson, John " 70 37 

Wilson, John David " 73 37 

Wilson, John H " 78 38 

Wilson, Lydia " 30 30-37 

Wilson, Lydia Jane " 155 46 

Wilson, Matthew " 6 30-77 

Wilson, Margaret " 36 31-38 

Wilson, Matthew James " 67 .... 37, 46, 128 

Wilson, Martha Jane ' 82 38 

Wilson, Phoebe " 68 37 

Wilson, Robert , " 30 30-37 

Wilson, Robert Franklin " 69 .... 37, 46, 129 

Wilson, Robert B " I53 46 

Wilson, Robert Thomson " I57 46 

Wilson, Tamar Jane " 68>^ 37 

Wilson, William " 45 178 

Wilson, William Jeffers ....... "158 46 

Winans, Jacob S "220 36 

Winans, Elizabeth E. F "220 126 

Wood, Ettie T. R " 32 .... I77-I79