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Re: Luzerne Co Penn 1840-50's Fullmer family
Posted by: Denise Danielson (ID *****4093) Date: August 26, 2009 at 00:46:05
In Reply to: Re: Luzerne Co Penn 1840-50's Fullmer family by Denise Danielson of 92

UPDATE on family of Elijah FULLMER, also Daniel FULLMER, and Hannah KINGSBURY
(note: family name spelled variously as Fullmer, Fulmer, Follmer, Fulmore, etc.; use of FULLMER spelling here is based on preferred spelling of later generations)

Elijah FULLMER died 6 Jan 1880, and Hannah was left a widow. On 26 June 1880, Hannah (KINGSBURY) FULLMER filed for a Civil War Mother's Pension, for compensation due to the death of her son, Clinton Winfield Scott FULLMER who died of scurvy or starvation as a prisoner of war at Andersonville Prison, in Millen, GA on 15 Nov 1864. He had been captured 23 May 1864 at North Anna River in Virginia. The claim was that he had helped support his mother, so his death resulted in a loss of income for her.

Included in Clinton W S FULLMER's Pension File are several letters Clinton wrote home while in the service, prior to his capture, and depositions by neighbors and family members. His letters were primarily addressed to his older sister, Mianda, and he enclosed money for Mianda and their younger brother, Asher, and also money for Mianda to give to their mother (Hannah). The letters and other witness statements clarify certain relationships.

In particular, Susannah (Fullmer) GREEN provides the following deposition:

Dated 7 June 1890
Unityville, Lycoming, PA

Deponent: Susanna Green

I am 51 years of age. Housekeeper. PO as above (Unityville, PA).
I am the youngest daughter of the late Elijah Fullmer who died 1880. My father married Mrs. Hannah Fullmer in 1849. My father had two children, both girls, Mary Jane Fullmer and myself. My stepmother had three children by her first husband, Daniel Fullmer. Their names were Mianda, Clinton Winfield Scott Fullmer who died in the army, and Asher Kingsbury Fullmer. Clinton W.S. Fullmer is an own son of Mrs. Hannah Fullmer. She is now drawing a pension on account of his death or was the last I knew. This is my stepmother but I am not interested in the claim.

Signed: Susannah Fullmer

Susannah was. b. abt 1839, and m. Daniel W GREEN(E). Mary Jane was b. 1837. Hannah KINGSBURY and Daniel FULLMER had 3 children: Mianda, b. Jan 1840, Clinton, b. abt 1842, and Asher, b. 22 Aug 1844. Daniel FULLMER died at the age of 33 in 1845, and Hannah remarried to Elijah 18 Jan 1849.

There is nothing stated about any relationship between Daniel FULLMER and Elijah FULLMER. They were born 1-2 years apart, Daniel in abt. 1812, and Elijah abt. 1813. Were they brothers? Cousins?

Hannah KINGSBURY was the oldest child of Henry and Amanda (CULVER) KINGBURY. Hannah's younger sister, Mary, b. 1826, m. a Dr. John W. FULLMER. Mary d. 1856. The next KINGSBURY sister, Nancy, b. 1828, then m. Dr. John W. FULLMER and had several children. Their family moved to Iowa abt. 1879. John W. FULLMER was b. abt. 1822.

Looking for any information on parents and of and relationships between Daniel, Elijah and John W. FULLMER.

Also seeking information on Elijah FULLMER's first wife, the mother of his children, and their eldest daughter, Mary Jane FULLMER. In 1880, there is a 6 year old girl, Caroline LABOUR, living with the widow Hannah FULLMER, identified as her granddaughter. Is she Mary Jane's daughter?

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