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from Biography & Historical Record of Ringgold County, Iowa

Lewis Publishing Company of Chicago, 1887, p. 389


Civil War Flags.jpg George D[augherty]. FULLERTON, one of the active and enterprising farmers of Tingley Township, residing on section 8, is a native of Indiana, born in Monroe County, near Bloomington, November 5, 1845, a son of John and Mary FULLERTON, his father bing a native of Tennessee. His mother, whose maiden name ws DAUGHERTY, was twice married, marrying for her first husband a man named ROBERTS. She was a native of Kentucky. The parents were among the early settlers of Indiana. They had a family of seven sons of whom five are yet living, our subject being the fifth child born to them.

When he was eight years old his parents moved to Monroe County, Iowa, and settled on a farm near Albia, where they still make their home, the father being now seventy-six years of age, and the mother in her eightieth year.

George D. FULLERTON was reared to manhood on a farm in Monroe County, Iowa, receiving a common-school education in the schools of the district. He enlisted in the late [Civil] war, at the age of eighteen years, a member of the Third Iowa Battery. He was in the service about two years, most of the time being on garrison duty, and was musterd out at Davenport, Iowa, in November, 1865.

After his discharge he returned to his home in Monroe County, and was engaged in farming with his father for two years. He was then married, in [October 24] 1867, to Miss Martha E[llen]. McGAW of Monroe Couty, who was born and reared in Coshocton County, Ohio, a daughter of John McGAW. Mrs. FULLERTON was left an orphan when she was four years old, and her father when she was eleven years, after which she lived at the home of her uncle. Mr. and Mrs. FULLERTON have five children - Carl C., John, Burt, Inez and Dwight.

After his marriage Mr. FULLERTON rented a farm on which he lived till 1870, when he came to Ringgold County, locating on his present farm, where he has 160 acres of choice land under good cultivation, and has since been successfully engaged in raising grain and stock.

Mr. FULLERTON has held the office of trustee of Tingley Township for six years. Both he and his wife are worthy members of the United Presbyterian church, of which he is trustee. he has also been acting as superintendent of the Sabbath-school.

NOTE: John FULLERTON, son of Thomas H. (1786-1866) and Nancy (WOODY) (1786-1865), was born in Murphy, Tennessee, on June 29, 1813, and died at Albia, Monroe County, Iowa, on June 10, 1892. John was married in Pulaski County, Kentucky on November 5, 1835 to Mary Jane DAUGHERTY, born in Kentucky to George DAUGHERTY on April 14, 1809, and died October 10, 1894, Albia, Iowa. John and Mary were the parents of seven sons: Henderson (1836-1902), Thomas (1839-1862), Robert (1842-1861), George D., Henry Perry (1847-1918), Oscar (1850-1932), and Edwin H. (1854-?). Mary's son from her first marriage was William ROBERTS, born 1831.

George D. FULLERTON enlisted in Monroe County, Iowa, as a Private on January 13, 1854, and was assigned to the 3rd Iowa Light Artillery Battery. He was promoted to Full 11th Corporal on September 5, 1865, and mustered out of service October 23, 1865, Davenport, Iowa.

Martha Ellen (McGAW) FULLERTON was born in Ohio on February 14, 1847, the daughter of James McGAW (1805-?) and Matilda (ELDER) McGAW (1807-1857). George and Martha moved to California by 1900. George D. FULLERTON died at the age of 76 years on October 18, 1921, Fowler, Fresno County, California. George and Martha were the parents of five children:

1) Carl C. FULLERTON, born 24 Oct 1869, Tingley IA

2) John McGaw FULLERTON, born 01 May 1873, Tingley IA
    married 30 Oct 1902, San Fransisco CA Mary Jessie McDILL (1868, IL - 1936, CA)
    Child: Glen Askren FULLERTON, born 14 Sep 1908, CA; died 08 Oct 1999, CA

3) Inez FULELRTON, born 31 Oct 1876, Tingley IA

4) Bert FULLERTON, Apr 1879, Tingley IA

5) James "Dwight" FULLERTON, born 14 Jun 1882, Tingley IA

Biography & Historical Record of Ringgold County, p. 389, 1887.

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Transcription and note by Sharon R. Becker, March of 2009

Biographical Sketches Pages Index: A - F,   G - L,   M - R,  S - Z

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