Theresa Mathursa Fulton

Femaleabout 1832–

Brief Life History of Theresa Mathursa

When Theresa Mathursa Fulton was born about 1832, in Missouri, United States, her father, Neal Fulton, was 34 and her mother, Lucy Harris, was 29. She married Pierson V Wyer on 20 December 1857, in Linn, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Clay Township, Atchison, Missouri, United States in 1860 and Washington Township, Rice, Kansas, United States in 1880.

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Pierson V Wyer
Theresa Mathursa Fulton
Marriage: 20 December 1857
Emma A Wyer
Thomas Turner Wyre
David L Wyer
Mary W Wyre

Sources (7)

  • Mathinga Hutton in household of Lucy Hutton, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mathussaa Fulton in entry for P V Wyer, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
  • Theresea Weyer, "United States Census, 1880"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 December 1857Linn, Missouri, United States
  • Children (4)

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    Siblings (12)

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    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War

    Age 0

    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.


    Age 22

    Bleeding Kansas was a time period between the years 1854 and 1861 with a series of violent confrontations over whether slavery would be legal in Kansas Territory.


    Age 31

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: habitational name from Fulton in Bedrule, Roxburghshire, Scotland, so named from Old English fugol ‘bird’ + tūn ‘enclosure, settlement’. Compare Folden 2.

    English: variant of Folden 3.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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