Posted By:J St. Croix
Subject:Fuller family of NY
Post Date:January 01, 2003 at 20:27:14
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Forum:Delaware County, NY Genealogy Forum
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Hi everyone,

I'm having a little trouble with my Fuller line. The farthest I can go back for sure is my 2nd great-grandfather, Albert M. Fuller, Civil War soldier. He was born Sept. 5, 1844 in Meredith, Delaware Co., NY and died on Jan. 19, 1914 in Long Beach, CA. He was married first to Myra Dell Swartword around 1870 after he moved to Iowa. She died on Feb. 12, 1876 in Rudd, Floyd Co., IA and he married a second time to my 2nd great-grandmother, Lavinia Cole on Mar. 8, 1877 in Rockford, Floyd Co., IA. He had three sons, Chester James FULLER born February 02, 1872 (Myra's son), Harlan Earl FULLER born April 04, 1878, and my great-grandfather, George Marion FULLER born May 23, 1881 (Lavinia's sons).

Where I'm having trouble is with Albert's father Chester. I know from Civil War records and Albert's death record that his father's name was Chester Fuller, mother unknown. In the 1870 US census for Rockford, IA, Albert is married to Myra and living with one Malina Fuller (probably Albert's sister) she is said to be born in PA. In the 1850 US census for Buckingham, PA, there is a Chester Fuller and Deborah Fuller with children, Sarah M. Fuller, Albert M. Fuller (age 5 born in NY), and Melvina J. Fuller (age 2 born in PA). The ages of these children match up to the ages in the 1870 US census in IA and the age of Chester Fuller would put him as being born in 1811-1812. A Chester Fuller I found on was born on April 10, 1812 in Harpersfield, Delaware Co., NY. I have followed a census index every 10 years from 1820 and noticed only one Chester Fuller living in Harpersfield then later finding only one Chester Fuller living in Meredith, NY in 1840, four years before Albert was born.

What I'm looking for is someone to help me make a definite connection between Chester Fuller (1812) and Albert M. Fuller (1844). I really think he is the Chester I have been looking for, there are too many coincidences.

Thank you for reading all of this information, I appreciate it, Happy New Year!!, Jill