The Fulkersons


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Our Unattached Branches: This unattached branch may possibly descend from Captain James Fulkerson and his wife Mary Van Hook, or one of the related Tennessee branches. Their oldest known ancestor is :

James F. FULKERSON, born about 1830-1833 in TN, and married Julia Ann PATE (b. ca. 1837). He settled in Arkansas by 1860. He served as a Private in Company A of the 8th Arkansas Cavalry - known as Morgan's Regiment - where he was listed as: FULKERSON, JAMES Pvt Enl 10 May 1863 at Clinton, AR. Paroled 5 Jun 1865 at Jacksonport, AR. Age 32. Born TN.

The 1870 Census records for Union Township in Conway County, Arkansas listed in house number 38: James Fulkerson, age 37 who was from Tennessee; Julia, age 33. Others listed were Sarah, age 17; Louisa, age 9; Thomas, age 7; David, 7; Tennessee, age 5; and William, age 1. All gave Arkansas as the place of birth except James who was from Tennessee. He died at Wichita Falls, TX in 1897.

POSSIBLE LEADS:

According to the "Biographical & Historical Memoirs of Western Arkansas," there was a Huldah FULKERSON, daughter of Michael and Nancy FULKERSON, who married an Isaac STEELE. Her father Michael died in Tennessee, and her mother Nancy moved to Arkansas.

There was a Michael Dillingham FULKERSON, son of James FULKERSON Jr. and Patience POTEET, and grandson of Captain James FULKERSON, for whom we currently know nothing beyond his birthdate.

Old Arkansas land records indicate a husbandless Nancy living next door to James.

The names Hulda, Michael and Nancy appear in the list of James' children below.
James and Julia had 11 or 12 children, exact order uncertain:

Nancy J. FULKERSON
Sarah F. FULKERSON....b. ca. 1853
Michael (Mikel?) Perry FULKERSON, born TN, married Mary Etta SHANDS, son James K.
Huldah L. FULKERSON....possibly the Louisa who was born about 1861 - there is a Louisa Fulkerson who died in 1914 and is buried at Martinville Cemetery, located between Springfield (Conway County) and Demascus, Arkansas (Van Buren County)
Thomas Wilson FULKERSON....b. 24 May 1863 Van Buren, AR, d. 13 Jun 1940 Wichita Falls, TX, m. 11 Jan 1888 Erath Co, TX to Emma L. GORDON (b. 26 Apr 1870 Stephenville, Tx. d. 12 Jul 1946 Wichita Falls, Tx.)
Mineola FULKERSON....m. Elber Howell METCALF
Leona FULKERSON....m. a SHOUP
Calista FULKERSON....m. a VERNON
Ralph FULKERSON
Ruth FULKERSON....m. a SHOUP (brother of above)
Grace FULKERSON....m. a HUGGINS
Savola FULKERSON....m. a SECREST
David Anthony FULKERSON....probably a twin to Thomas, b. 1863
Tennessee FULKERSON....b. ca. 1865
J. William "Bill" FULKERSON...b. ca. 1869 - there is a William Fulkerson who died in 1917 and is buried at Martinville Cemetery
Martha T. FULKERSON
Susan "Fanny" FULKERSON
Adam "Doc" FULKERSON
Wade Hampton FULKERSON