THE FULTON FAMILY. John Fulton was born in May, 1810, in Philadelphia, Penn., and after receiving a limited education, learned the carpenter's trade, which he followed in Washington county, Penn. On January 12, 1832, he was married to Miss Hannah McMillan, who was born March 3, 1815, in this county, in the dwelling now occupied by James C. Fulton. Miss McMillan was a granddaughter of John McMillan, D. D., who settled on the same farm in 1775. Although beginning life as a poor boy, John Fulton, by dint of honest effort and careful economy, became a prosperous citizen. He purchased 160 acres in North Strabane township, this county, to which many improvements have since been made. He and his wife were devoted members of the United Presbyterian Church at Canonsburg. He died October 18, 1869, followed September 14, 1891, by his wife who had borne him nine children, viz.: Samuel (deceased), Joseph R., William, Mary Elizabeth (Mrs. Pry, now living in Brooke county, W. Va.), Thomas K., Robert D., John, Catherine Isabel (residing on the old homestead with her brother R. D. Fulton) and James C.
Robert D. Fulton, son of John and Hannah Fulton, was born April 8, 1846, and reared on the old place in North Strabane township, this county, receiving a common-school education. On November 23, 1881, he was married to Aggie M., daughter of James and Rachel (Hamilton) Rath, and to this union were born a son and a daughter, namely: James R. and Maggie J. The mother died May 7, 1836. She was a member of the United Presbyterian Church, with which the father is also identified. He is a member of the Democratic party, and is now serving as supervisor of roads in his district.
John Fulton, seventh child of John and Hannah Fulton, was born April 29, 1849, on the old homestead in North Strabane township. On October 11, 1876, he was united in marriage with Miss Sallie C. Crawford, who has borne him four children, namely: Chatham Crawford, Dora Martha, Samuel Reed and Alexander Clyde. Mr. Fulton is actively interested in the educational interests of the community, and is now serving as school trustee. In politics he is a Democrat, and in religion he and his wife are members of the United Presbyterian Church at Canonsburg.
James C. Fulton, youngest son of John and Hannah Fulton, was born February 8, 1857, on the old homestead in North Strabane township. He attended the country schools of the neighborhood, and has since remained upon his birthplace. On October 28, 1886, he was united in marriage with Etta V., daughter of Isaac and Isabel (Lewis) Walker. Three children have blessed this union, namely: Thomas C., Mabel H. and Elsie Anetta. Both parents are members of the United Presbyterian Church at Canonsburg, and in political opinion the father is a Democrat. The old homestead contains 295 acres in North Strabane township; since the death of John Fulton it has been under the management of the three sons above mentioned, Robert D., John and James C.
Text taken from page 809 of:
Beers, J. H. and Co., Commemorative Biographical Record of Washington County, Pennsylvania (Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co., 1893).
Transcribed March 1997 by Neil and Marilyn Morton of Oswego, IL as part of the Beers Project.
Published March 1997 on the Washington County, PA USGenWeb pages at http://www.chartiers.com/.
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