Polly Sophia Fullerton

5 November 1829–before 1908 (Age 78)
Illinois, United States

The Life of Polly Sophia

When Polly Sophia Fullerton was born on 5 November 1829, in Illinois, United States, her father, William Chenowith Fullerton, was 31 and her mother, Frances G. Threlkeld, was 24. She married Ambrose Riley Johnson on 28 September 1848, in Henderson, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Lewis, Missouri, United States in 1870 and Warsaw, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1900. She died before 1908, in Missouri, United States, at the age of 77.

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Family Time Line

Ambrose Riley Johnson
Polly Sophia Fullerton
Marriage: 28 September 1848
Sarah Emma Johnson
George Henry Johnson
Jeanette Ann Johnson
Fidelia Adalade Johnson
Harry Johnson
Clara Sophronia Johnson

Spouse and Children

28 September 1848
Henderson, Illinois, United States


    Sarah Emma Johnson



    Jeanette Ann Johnson



    Harry Johnson


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    William Chenowith Fullerton


    Frances G. Threlkeld




    Sally Ann Fullerton


    James Threlkeld Fullerton


    Angaline Fullerton


    Frances Fullerton



+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1831 · Dedication of Jackson County

Age 2

In August 1831, Latter-day Saint Sidney Rigdon dedicated Jackson County, Missouri, for the gathering place of Zion.
1832 · Black Hawk War

Age 3

"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."
1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 27

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: habitational name from a place so called from Old English fuglere ‘birdcatcher’ ( see Fowler ) + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. There is a place with this spelling in Hampshire, but the surname derives chiefly if not exclusively from Fullarton in Ayrshire, Scotland.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Polly S Johnson in household of Ambrose Johnson, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Pollie Johnson in household of Ambrose Johnson, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Polly S Johnson in household of Ambrose Johnson, "United States Census, 1860"

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