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From: "Nettie Phillips" <>
Subject: Re: [FULTON] John H. Fulton (d 1836), Washington Co, VA
Date: Sun, 14 Jan 2007 16:46:05 -0600
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Patrice, please contact me privately at . Thanks, Nettie


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Subject: Re: [FULTON] John H. Fulton (d 1836), Washington Co, VA


Dear Roberta ... The two Russell County deeds that Alice Gander shared refer
to brothers Edward Fulton, Andrew Steele Fulton, and John Hall Fulton, sons
of Andrew and Elizabeth (Hall) Fulton of Augusta Co, VA. All three men were
land speculators.

John Hall Fulton died 28 January 1836 at Abingdon, Washington Co, VA,
unmarried.

>From the "Biographical Directory of the United State Congress"
"FULTON, John Hall, (brother of Andrew Steele Fulton), a Representative from
Virginia; born in Augusta County, Va., birth date unknown; attended the
common schools and was graduated from Hampden-Sidney College,
Hampden-Sidney, Va.; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced
practice in Abingdon, Va.; member of the State house of delegates in 1823
and 1824; served in the State senate, 1829-1831; elected as a Jacksonian to
the Twenty-third Congress (March 4, 1833-March 3, 1835); unsuccessful
candidate for reelection in 1834 to the Twenty-fourth Congress; also was a
candidate for election to the Twenty-fifth Congress at the time of his death
in Abingdon, Washington County, Va., January 28, 1836; interment in Sinking
Spring Cemetery."

Eleanor McCallum first introduced me to records regarding Andrew Fulton of
Augusta Co, VA (referred to as "Col. Andrew Fulton".) Eleanor visited the
Lee County, VA, courthouse and obtained a copy of an indenture dated 22
March 1824 between Major Dowell and the "heirs of Andrew Fulton." This deed
describes an undivided 5/12 of a 30,000 acre tract of land situated on the
waters of the Powell and Cumberland Rivers in Lee County, VA. The indenture
identifies six "heirs of Andrew Fulton, deceased."

1) John Hall Fulton
2) Andrew Steele Fulton
3) Edward Fulton
4) James Fulton
5) Elijah L. and Sarah [Fulton] Williams
6) Elizabeth Fulton

[I suspect that heir #6, Elizabeth Fulton, is the widow of Andrew Fulton,
deceased. On 7 July 1838, Elizabeth Fulton, widow of Andrew Fulton,
deceased, applied for a Rev. War widow's pension (Application #13302) which
was rejected (R3848). Andrew McClure testified that he was present when
Andrew Fulton married Elizabeth Hall in 1783.

Fellow Fulton genealogists, E. M. and Marty Fulton of Springfield, Illinois,
found references to this Fulton family in the "Diary of Samuel Hervey
Laughlin," preserved at the Tennessee State Archives. Laughlin described his
first job working for the Fultons.

"Sometime in February, 1811, Mr. Thomas McChesney informed me that Mr.
Samuel Fulton, living twelve or fifteen miles from my father's - an old
country merchant of the firm of Samuel & Andrew Fulton - Samuel being the
active man, Andrew living on a farm in Augusta County, was about to set a
man up in business, and send him to the West with a stock of goods, named
Andrew Buchanan - that Buchanan would perhaps want a clerk or store keeper -
and that, as he knew Fulton well, he would give me a letter to him to enable
me possibly to get the situation. He gave me a letter. I had never seen Mr.
Fulton, or any person on his place. He had a store, a large farm, and
carried on large blacksmiths shops, Sadler's shops etc., making farming
tools and saddles to supply his various mercantile establishments in which
he had set up many young partners in different parts of the country."

Laughlin also wrote:

"I delivered my letter to Squire Fulton, whom I found to be a dignified,
kind old gentleman. I remained at his house a few days by his request,
stayed about the store, and was treated with much kindness by the clerks.
James Lowry and John H. Fulton, Andrew Fulton's son, and afterwards a lawyer
of Abingdon, and member of the Virginia Senate, and member of Congress in
1834-5, were two of the clerks, and were, about that time, admitted to a
partnership, in the business there at home, under the name of John H.
Fulton, James Lowry & Co."

I followed these leads and found numerous records adding to the story.

"In April [1811], Samuel Mays sold Lot 1 in McMinnville to Andrew Buchanan
and Company. In 1816, merchants Andrew Fulton of Augusta Co. and Samuel
Fulton of Washington Co., VA, by their attorney John Hall Fulton of
Washington Co., VA, assigned all interest in Lot 1 to Andrew Buchanan."
[Ref: "McMinnville at a Milestone, 1810-1960" by Walter Womack. Corroborated
by diary of Samuel Hervy Laughlin.]

Patrice (Fulton) Stark
Lone Tree, Colorado




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Subject: [FULTON] John H. Fulton, Washington Co, VA early 1800s

Folks,

Enclosed are transcriptions of two deeds in Russell County, VA in 1837 and
1838 that had been owned by John H. Fulton, deceased of Washington Co, VA.
Printed with permission from Alice B. Gander, who is not related to the
Fultons, but to the Phelps.

These two transcriptions are part of a database at
http://www.prairiequeens.com/ which is a website "dedicated to the history,
genealogy and research of the strong, yet feminine, women who settled the
West."

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http://www.prairiequeens.com/images/Documents/State_VA/1837_07_15_Fultons_to
_Saml_Phelps.htm

Deed Book 10, Page 181
Russell County Courthouse, Lebanon, Virginia

This indenture made this fifteenth day of July in the year of our Lord one
thousand eight hundred and thirty seven between Edward & Andrew S. Fulton
Executors of John H. Fulton of the County of Washington and State of
Virginia of the one part and Samuel Phelps of the County of Russell and
state aforesaid of the other part. Witnesseth that the said Edward & Andrew
S. Fulton Exectr as aforesaid for and in consideration of the sum of ten
dollars current money of the united states to them in hand paid, the receipt
whereof is hereby acknowledged, do grant bargain and sell unto the said
Samuel Phelps a certain tract or parcel of land lying and being in the
County of Russell aforesaid, in the North side of Clinch Mountain and on the
Crane fork of Mockesin Creek Containing five and three fourths acres, and
bound thus: Beginning at a poplar in a branch corner to said Phelps, on a
line of the land of Joseph Chapman thence with said line N49W34 poles to a
Red oak and white oak, corner to said Chapman. Thence leaving his line North
20 poles to two post oaks, and an Ironwood on the top of a ridge, by a path;
S83°E32 poles to two white oaks & dogwood N63E six poles to a walnut and
cucumber, corner to said Phelps, and with a line of the same S19W41 poles to
the beginning, being part of a tract of 57000 acres Granted by the
Commonwealth of Virginia to Hugh McClung with all its appurtenances, to have
and to hold, the said tract or parcel of land with all its appurtenances
unto the said Samuel Phelps and his heirs forever. And the said Edward and
Andrew S. Fulton as Exers aforesaid for themselves and their heirs do
covenant with the said Samuel Phelps and his heirs, that they the said
Edward and Andrew S. Fulton Exers &c and their heirs the said tract or
parcel of land with all its appurtenances unto the said Samuel Phelps and
his heirs against the claims of all persons whomsoever shall warrant and
will forever defend. In witness whereof the said Edward and Andrew S. Fulton
have hereunto subscribed their names, and affixed their seals the day and
year first above written.

Signed sealed and delivered Edward Fulton in presence of And. S. Fulton
Executors of John H Fulton dec'd

Virginia, Wythe County to wit:

We Robert Crockett and Fontain Watson Justices of the Peace in the County of
Wythe & state of Virginia do hereby Certify that Andrew S. Fulton a party to
a certain deed bearing date on the 15th day of July 1837, and hereunto
annexed personally appeared before us in our County aforesaid, and
acknowledged the same to be his act and deed, and desired us to certify the
said acknowledgement to the Clerk of the County Court of Russell in order
that the said deed may be recorded. Given under our hands and seals this
19th day of July 1837.

R Crockett Fontain Watson

This indenture of bargain and sale from Edward Fulton and Andrew S. Fulton
executors of John H. Fulton to Samuel Phelps, certified to have been
acknowledged, before two Justices of the Peace by the said Andrew S. Fulton
was produced to me in the Clerk's office of Russell County on the 8th day of
August
1837 acknowledged by the said Edward Fulton to be his act and deed and
admitted to Record. James P. Carroll, C. R. O.


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http://www.prairiequeens.com/images/Documents/State_VA/1838_01_15_Fultons_to
_David_Phelps.htm

Deed Book 10, Page 249 Russell County Courthouse, Lebanon, Virginia

This indenture made this fifteenth day of January in the year of our Lord
one thousand eight hundred and thirty eight between Edward Fulton & Andrew
S. Fulton executors of John H. Fulton dec'd of the County of Washington and
state of Virginia of the one part and David Phelps of the County of Russell
and state aforesaid of the other part. Witnesseth, that the said Edward &
Andrew S. Fulton Executors as aforesaid for and in consideration of the sum
of Eighty Dollars current money of the United States to them in hand paid,
the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, do grant, bargain and sell unto
the said David Phelps a certain tract or parcel of land, laying and being in
the County of Russell on the north side of Clinch Mountain on the crane fork
of Mocqueson Creek containing by estimation Eight six acres be the same more
or less and bounded as follows, to wit. Beginning at a red oak and dogwood
on the east side of a Ridge
N50E66 poles to three white oaks near the top of a ridge N61E74 poles
crossing the mouth of a hollow to a white oak on the top of a ridge S50E70
poles to two large chestnuts near the top of said Ridge N70E30 poles
crossing a hollow to three sugar trees on the top of the dividing ridge at
the County line, thence along the top S13E18 poles to a white oak & red oak
S30E15 poles to two ash trees S22E20 poles to two sugar trees, thence
leaving the County line S30W63 poles crossing a hollow to two sugar trees &
a mulberry a corner to said Phelps patent land, thence with a line of the
same N85W125 poles to a black oak S79W38 poles to a walnut & cucumber thence
leaving the lines thereof N28E34 poles to the Beginning, being part of the
McClung patent land, with all the appurtenances. To have and to hold the
said tract or parcel of land with all the appurtenances unto the said David
Phelps and his heirs to the sole use and behoof of him the said David Phelps
and his heirs forever. And the said Edward & Andrew S. Fulton Executors of
John H. Fulton for themselves and their heirs do covenant with the said
David Phelps and his heirs, that they the said Edward & Andrew S. Fulton
Executors as aforesaid and their heirs, the said tract or parcel of land
with all the appurtenances unto the said David Phelps and his heirs against
the claims of all persons whomsoever, shall Warrant and will forever defend.
In witness whereof the said Edward & Andrew S. Fulton Executors of John H.
Fulton dec'd have hereunto subscribed their names, and affixed their seals,
the day and year first above written.

Signed, sealed and delivered Edward Fulton In presence of And. J. Fulton
Executors of John H. Fulton, dec'd

Virginia Washington County, to wit. We James W. Paxton and Andrew Gibson
Justices of the Peace in the County of Washington and state of Virginia
aforesaid do hereby certify that Edward Fulton and Andrew J. Fulton
Executors of John H. Fulton dec'd parties to a certain deed bearing date on
the 15th day of January 1838 and hereto annexed, personally appeared before
us in our County aforesaid and acknowledged the same to be their act and
deed and desired us to certify their said acknowledgement to the Clerk of
the County Court of Russell County, in order that the said deed may be
recorded. Given under our hands and seals this 15th day of January 1838 J.
W. Paxton Andrew Gibson

This indenture of bargain and sale from Edward Fulton and Andrew S. Fulton
Executors of John H. Fulton deceased to David Phelps certified to have been
acknowledged before two Justices of the peace was produced to me in the
Clerks office of Russell County on the 6th day of February 1838 and admitted
to record.

James P. Carroll, C. R. C.

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Regards,
Roberta R. (Fulton) Hirth
Harriman, New York 10926

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