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Fussells of PA, IN, Duplin Co., NC, GA, Sumter Co., FL
Posted by: Claudia Newell (ID *****7292) Date: October 29, 2002 at 11:09:51
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I am researching the Fussell line beginning with William from England, and his two sons Solomon b. 1704 and Benjamin, Sr. b. 1708 in either Yorkshire or Somerset, England. Thye were Quakers.

I am direct descendant of William and the Benjamin, Sr. line.

Benjamin came into America through PA, but went south to Duplin Co., NC. His descendants made their way from there to GA, and FL, specifically Sumter So., FL.

This line is as follows:

William, Benjamin,Sr. Benjamin Jr., Arnold Benjamin, William Stephan, William Jacob, Edward D., etc. I do not know at this time how long they remained mostly Quaker. More current generations were/are not Quakers.

I am also researching the Solomon line.

He settled in Philidelphia, PA. and opened a chair shop. Among his customers was Benjamin Franklin for whom he made chairs and also wood turnings that Franklin used to assemble some of his scientific equipment. He is still written about among experts in colonial furniture.His pieces are in private collections and public museums.

His descendants migrated west to Indiana.They remained Quakers for as far as I have been able to research his line.The cabin of one of his descendants, another Solomon Fussell was recently auctioned off and is on the National Registry of Historic Homes.

Although I am new to genealogy, I have quite a bit of information. My two primary goals are to:

-Share, compare, and verify data about this Fussell family with individuals who are actively involved in ongoing research.

-Establish contact with current day relatives.

Claudia Newell

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