Theresa Mathursa Fulton

about 1832–after 1880 (Age 48)
Missouri, United States

The Life of Theresa Mathursa

When Theresa Mathursa Fulton was born about 1832, in Missouri, United States, her father, Neal Fulton, was 32 and her mother, Lucy Harris, was 28. She married Pierson V. Wyre on 20 December 1857. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Clay Township, Atchison, Missouri, United States in 1860. She died after 1880, at the age of 49.

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Pierson V. Wyre
Theresa Mathursa Fulton
Marriage: 20 December 1857
Ema A. Wyer
Thomas T. Wyre
David L. Wyer
Mary W. Wyre

Spouse and Children

20 December 1857


Parents and Siblings

    Neal Fulton


    Lucy Harris




    John H. Fulton


    Clara Ann Fulton



    Elizabeth Fulton



+7 More Children

World Events (7)

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.
1834 · Zion's Camp

Age 2

Joseph Smith, Jr. and a group of 200 volunteers departed Kirkland, Ohio, to aid scattered Latter-day Saints. The group known as Zion's Camp arrived to the Fishing River on June 19. A mob had gathered to attack and disjoin the group. A storm swept through the area and the river rose over 30 feet, which caused the mob to scatter.

Age 14

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish:1. probably a reduced form of Fullerton . 2. habitational name from a place in Roxburghshire, Scotland, so named from Old English fugol ‘bird’ + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Thursea Wyer in household of P V Wyer, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Thursea Wire in household of Percin V Wire, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mathursaa Fulton in entry for P. V. Wyer, "Missouri Marriages, 1750-1920"

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