Sarah, I have written a book, Liberty Gap and the Chaffins. Also, the Hoover’s Gap book should be out in December. I have a 4 to 6 page letter I send to those that ask about my books. It tells what is in the books. If you wish, I would be happy to send the letter to you. The Fulks family is in the Liberty Gap and the Hoover’s Gap books. I am working on 13 families.
Your Charles is probably a cousin to one of my ancestors. My great grandfather, John Fulks, had a brother named Charles. There has been several Charles Fulks in VA, NC and TN. The following, Anjou Was Their Land, is found on pages v, vi and vii of the Hoover’s Gap book. It gives 34 generations, from Sir Richard Fowke to Maryanne Olivia Fults.
Anjou Was Their Land
They say Virginia was their (Fulk/ Foolk/Foulques/ Fowke/ Fowlkes/ Foulks/ Folks/ Fulks/ Fults/ Fultz) home. How could that be? Their land was in Anjou. That was their land from 800 to 1213 AD. Virginia was their home but they built their castles and cathedrals in Anjou, Brittany, England, Maine, Normandy and in the Holy Land. Fulk, Bishop of Reims, was the most popular and powerful bishop of his time. His involvement in politics cost him his head; on June 17, 900 he was assassinated by Baldwin II of Flanders.
They say Virginia was their home, but they flew their flag (Red, two gold lions at pass guard) over their Castles, their fortress and their land for 400 years. Their flag still fly over the land of Normandy as its regional flag. Rouen was the Capital but Caen was where Thomas, the son of Sir Richard Fowke meet his cousin, William the Conqueror, Duke of Normandy, to go into England in 1066. After they conquered England, they built a castle in Londontown. About 500 years later, Guy Fowke/Fakes was held and lost his head in the castle they built in Londontown for leading a resistance against the King. Old Virginia may have been their home, but Anjou was their land.
They say Virginia was their home, but they ruled over their lands from the castles they built at Angers, Caen, Le Mans, London and Jerusalem. The castle at Angers, they built on the banks of the Lorie; from there they reigned over their subject of Anjou. In 1128 Fulk V went to Jerusalem to become King. He left his sixteen year old son, Geoffrey IV, to reign over Anjou in his stead. And in 1132, the castle at Angers where Geoffrey reigned, burned down and Geoffrey built another castle which he completed in 1137. It still stands to this day. For a picture of the castle, see the Chaffin or Hoover’s Gap books. You may say Virginia was their home but Anjou was their land.
Old Virginia may be their home but Anjou was their land. From Pollyanna Olivia Fults to Sir Richard Fowke, Duke of Brittany, whose son, Sir Thomas, went into England with William the Conqueror in 1066, is thirty four generations. From Sir Richard Fowke to William Foulks who left England in 1620 and came to Jamestown, Virginia was twenty three generations; and from William Foulks to Archibald Fowlkes/Foulks Sr., son of Daniel Folks, who married Letty Rollins, the daughter of John Rawling/Rawlins, February 5, 1796 in Charlotte County, Virginia, was four generations. From Archibald Fowlkes/Fulks/Fults Sr., and Letty Rollins/Rawlins who came to New Middleton, Smith County, Tennessee in 1807, to Maryanne Olivia Fults, my granddaughter, born in Cherokee, AL on July 27, 1994, my father, Virnie Lee Fults’ 90th birthday, is thirty four generations. Old Virginia and Tennessee may have been their home but Anjou was their land.
Old Virginia may have been their home but Anjou was their land. Sir Richard Fowke, Duke of Brittany, was the father of Sir Thomas Fowke of England, who was the father of Sir John Fowke, who was the father of Henry Fowke, who was the father of Marmaduke Fowke, who was the father of Henry Fowke, who was the father of William Folke, who was the father of Thomas Folke, who was the father of John Folke, who was the father of Richard Folke, who was the father of Henry Fowke, who was the father of Richard Fowke, who was the father of William Fowke, who was the father of Roger Fowke, who was the father of William Fowke, who was the father of Roger Fowke, who was the father of Thomas Fowke, who was the father of William Fowke/Ffoulke of Brenwood, who was the father of John Fowke/Ffoulke, who was the father of Roger Fowke, who who was the father of John Foulke, who was the father of Francis Fowke/ Foulke, who was the father of John Fowke/Fowlke/Ffoulke, who was the father of Roger Fowlke/Foulke, who was the father of Thomas Foulks, who was the father of William Foulk who came to Old Virginia (Jamestown) in 1620, who was the father of William Foulks of Elizabeth City,Virginia, who was the father of Thomas Foulks, who was the father of John Folks Sr., who was the father of John Folks Jr., who was the father of Daniel Folks/Foulks/Fowlkes, who was the father of Archibald Foulks/Fowlkes/Fulks/Fults Sr., who was the father of Archibald Fulks Jr., who was the father of John Washington Fulk/Fulks/Fults, who was the father of Lee Alfred Fulks, who was the father of Virnie Lee Fulks/Fults, who was the father of John Lee Fulks/Fults, who is the father of Jeffrey Lee Fults and Gregory John Fults, who is the father of Maryanne Olivia Fults, who was born July 27, 1994 in Florence, AL.
My ancestor was Archibald Fulks and his older brother was John Daniel Fulks. They married Rollins sisters. Archibald had a daughter, Mary Ann Fulks, that married Phillip Jackson Prater in 1859 in Rutherford County, TN. He was the son of Aaron Prater. John Daniel Fulks died in 1842 and in 1845 his widow, Mary Ann Rollins Fulks, married Aaron Prater. About 1860 they moved to Arkansas. Most of the children moved to AK, also. The following is a letter I wrote to a descendant of Sarah Fulks and John Yardley. John W Yardley was named the administer of John D Fulks’ estate. After John Yardley’s death, Sarah married a Huffman and moved to AK.
John D Fulks who married Mary Ann Rollins on September 8, 1824. She was the daughter of William Rollins, sometimes spelled Rawling and Rawlins and Rolins. Their home was at Hoover’s Gap Rutherford County, TN. Mary Ann and John D had eight children, four boys and four girls. They were:
1. Sarah Fulks born about 1826, married John W Yardley December 15, 1842. See 1830 and 1840 census.
2. William Fulks born about 1826, died March 6, 1848 Ru Co TN WB-14, PP-320 &336. See 1830 and 1840 census.
3. George Archibald Fulks born about 1829. See Rutherford County, TN WB-17, P-603. See 1830 and 1840 census.
4. Theresa Fulks was born about 1829. See Rutherford Co, TN census and WB-28, P-10. See 1830 and 1840 census.
5. Mary J. Fulks was born in 1831. See Ru Co, TN WB-28, P-10. See 1840 census.
6. Pinkney Fulks born about 1832. See Ru Co, TN WB-14, PP-328 and 329. See 1840 census. He married Barthena Borland on July 10, 1851 in Clark County, Ark.
7. Joel B. Fulks was born about 1834. See Ru Co, TN WB-17, P-604. See 1840 census. He married Elizabeth J. Hoffman on July 9, 1857 in Clark County, Ark.
8. Tennessee Fulks was born about 1836. See 1840 Ru Co, TN Census and WB-28, P-10.
Theresa was still living in 1872 when a settlement was made with the Sarah Rollins heirs. Sarah (Hoover) Rollins was Theresa Fulks’ grandmother. There was a Samuel Fulks that was born in MD. He came to Rutherford County, TN in 1805. His son, Samuel Fulks, married Sarah Bell. They moved to Ky in the 1860s, I think. Some of their descendants moved out west. Their descendant, Gary Fulks, lived in Kansas or Nebraska before he became a teacher at David Lipscomb University. John Fults firstname.lastname@example.org
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