Matthew Fulghum

1818–1882 (Age 64)
Wayne, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Matthew

When Matthew Fulghum was born in 1818, in Wayne, North Carolina, United States, his father, Matthew Fulghum, was 39 and his mother, Sarah Dickinson, was 33. He married Penelope G. Harrison on 25 February 1844. He lived in District 96, Washington, Georgia, United States for about 10 years. He died in 1882, in Washington, Georgia, United States, at the age of 64.

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Matthew Fulghum
Penelope G. Harrison
Marriage: 25 February 1844

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25 February 1844

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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 1

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1830 · Trail of Tears

Age 12

In the 1830's, President Jackson called for all the Native Americans to be forced off their own land. As the Cherokee were forced out of North Carolina many of them hid in the mountains of North Carolina.
1835 · Treaty of New Echota

Age 17

A minority group of Cherokees including John Ridge, Major Ridge, Elias Boudinot, and Stand Waite, signed the Treaty of New Echota which ceded all Cherokee territory east of the Mississippi in exchange for five million dollars. The majority of Cherokees did not agree and 16,000 Cherokee signatures were gathered to protest the treaty. Boudinot and both Ridges were killed several years later by angry Cherokees for signing the treaty.

Name Meaning

Variant of English Foulsham ( see Folsom ). This form is found chiefly in NC, GA, and TN.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Mathew Fulgium, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Mathew Fulghum, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mathew Fulgham, "Georgia, County Marriages, 1785-1950"

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