Rev. Richard Fulkerson Jr.

Brief Life History of Richard

When Rev. Richard Fulkerson Jr. was born on 13 October 1819, in Lusk, Pope, Illinois, United States, his father, Richard Fulkerson Sr., was 30 and his mother, Grace Cowsert, was 25. He married Frances Baldwin on 21 January 1841, in Golconda, Pope, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Illinois, United States in 1870 and Golconda, Pope, Illinois, United States in 1880. He died on 28 March 1900, in Raum, Pope, Illinois, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Pope, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Rev. Richard Fulkerson Jr.
Frances Baldwin
Marriage: 21 January 1841
John Lewis Fulkerson
Charles Henry Fulkerson
William Green Fulkerson
Martha Ann Fulkerson
James Fredrick Fulkerson
Mary Jane Fulkerson
Williamson Floyd Fulkerson
Juliette Fulkerson
Orillo Catharine Fulkerson
Joshua Allen Fulkerson

Sources (13)

  • Richard Fulkerson, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Richard Fulkerson, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Richard Fulkerson in entry for James K P Newton and Juliette Fulkerson, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

World Events (8)

1820 · Making States Equal

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

1832 · Black Hawk War

"The Black Hawk War was a brief conflict between the United States and Native Americans led by Black Hawk, a Sauk leader. The war erupted soon after Black Hawk and a group of other tribes, known as the ""British Band"", crossed the Mississippi River, into Illinois, from Iowa Indian Territory in April 1832. Black Hawk's motives were ambiguous, but records show that he was hoping to avoid bloodshed while resettling on tribal land that had been given to the United States in the 1804 Treaty of St. Louis."


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

Name Meaning

Americanized form of North German Volkersen, a patronymic from the personal name Volker .

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

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