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Charles Fulks, b. 1773, Re: JOHN FOLKS/FULKS, Wythe Co, VA
Posted by: Henry Scherr (ID *****0898) Date: September 14, 2003 at 22:25:06
In Reply to: Re: JOHN FOLKS/FULKS, Wythe Co, VA by Sarah of 204

I have some information on a Charles Fulks born in 1773:

Because his oldest children were born in Virginia and Pennsylvania, I assume he lived in those places before settling in Ohio sometime between 1805 and 1820. He died 23 May 1835 in Congress Township, Wayne County, Ohio. I have no record of his wife's name, but she died around 1814.

They had 6 children:

Joseph Fulks (our direct ancestor), born 12 Dec 1797 in Virginia, died 26 Sep 1876 in Green County, Iowa, where he is buried at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Rippey. He was first married about 1820 to Esther McKinley, whose year of birth ranges from 1788 to 11 Oct 1796, and who died 15 Apr 1841 in Wayne County but was buried in Crawford Corners, Harrisville Township, Medina County, Ohio. Esther was the great-aunt of President William McKinley. Joseph remarried twice thereafter. Sometime between 1842-1850 he resettled in Iowa County, Wisconsin, and between 1860-1870 in Green County, Iowa.

Thomas Fulks, born 24 Nov 1804 in Beaver County, PA, and died 24 Jul 1879 in Fayette County, IL; in 1832 married Susan Augenbaugh, born 6 Nov 1815 in PA, died 15 Aug 1898 in Loundo Twp, Fayette County, IL, and buried in Bob Doane Cemetery.

Hannah Fulks, born 1805.

Violet Fulks, born ca. 1806; died 1866 in Columbiana County, OH, and buried at M.E. Church Cemetery, Elk Run. Married to William Crawford.

William Fulks, born ca. 1808. May be the same William Fulks listed in 1840 Federal Census for Medina County, OH, where he was listed as a farmer in Chatham Township and raised 2 sons and a daughter with his wife. His name does not appear in the 1820, 1830 or 1850 census for Medina County, so I don’t know what happened to him or his family.

Mary A Fulks, born 3 Aug 1813; died 24 Aug 1888 in Greene County, IA, Grand Junction; married Truman David 31 May 1832.

Joseph’s son Charles Fulks (1821-1879) apparently changed the spelling of the family name to “Folks” with each of his 6 children.

Henry Scherr

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