Philomela Fuller

11 September 1782–9 July 1855 (Age 72)
Bennington, Vermont, United States

The Life of Philomela

When Philomela Fuller was born on 11 September 1782, in Bennington, Vermont, United States, her father, Josiah Fuller, was 24 and her mother, Lydia Heath, was 21. She married John Smith on 23 June 1806. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 9 July 1855, in Monkton, Addison, Vermont, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Monkton Ridge Cemetery, Monkton, Addison, Vermont, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Smith
Philomela Fuller
Marriage: 23 June 1806
John Smith
Enoch Smith
Rhoda Boyden Smith
Edmund Smith
Simeon Smith
Mary Smith
Dorothy Paige Smith

Spouse and Children

    John Smith



23 June 1806


    John Smith


    Enoch Smith


    Rhoda Boyden Smith


    Edmund Smith


    Simeon Smith


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+6 More Children

World Events (7)

1783 · A Free America

Age 1

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.
1791 · Vermont Becomes 14th State

Age 9

On March 4, 1791, Vermont became the 14th state.

Age 21

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name for a dresser of cloth, Old English fullere (from Latin fullo, with the addition of the English agent suffix). The Middle English successor of this word had also been reinforced by Old French fouleor, foleur, of similar origin. The work of the fuller was to scour and thicken the raw cloth by beating and trampling it in water. This surname is found mostly in southeast England and East Anglia. See also Tucker and Walker .2 In a few cases the name may be of German origin with the same form and meaning as 1 (from Latin fullare).3 Americanized version of French Fournier .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Philomela Smith in entry for John Smith, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"
  • Philomela Fuller, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"
  • Philomela Fuller, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"

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