Elizabeth Caroline Fuller

3 November 1841–5 February 1912 (Age 70)
Wayne, Virginia, United States

The Life of Elizabeth Caroline

When Elizabeth Caroline Fuller was born on 3 November 1841, in Wayne, Virginia, United States, her father, Jesse J Fuller, was 20 and her mother, Minerva Ann Rutherford, was 18. She married Andrew Jackson Staley on 30 August 1860, in Wayne, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Trouts Hill, Wayne, Virginia, United States in 1850. She died on 5 February 1912, in Stanford Township, Clay, Illinois, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Clay City, Clay, Illinois, United States.

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Andrew Jackson Staley
Elizabeth Caroline Fuller
Marriage: 30 August 1860
James Lafayette Staley
Stephen Jesse Staley
Elmer E Staley
Mary Viola Staley
Andrew Jackson Staley
John Staley
Caroline Francis Staley
Charles Staley
Charles Ulysses Staley

Spouse and Children

30 August 1860
Wayne, Virginia, United States


    James Lafayette Staley


    Stephen Jesse Staley


    Elmer E Staley


    Mary Viola Staley


    Andrew Jackson Staley


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Parents and Siblings

    Jesse J Fuller


    Minerva Ann Rutherford




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World Events (8)


Age 1

"Wayne was established in 1842, by the same act of the Virginia General Assembly that created Wayne County. The county was named for General ""Mad Anthony"" Wayne.[7] The town was initially known by the name ""Trout's Hill,"" after Abraham Trout, who donated the land upon which the county's courthouse was built. The Wayne Courthouse Post Office was established in 1842 also. The town was known simultaneously as Trout's Hill and Wayne Courthouse for many years. The town was incorporated in 1860 and 1882 as Fairview, but was still commonly known as Wayne Courthouse. The population in 1882 was 157. In 1890, the Norfolk & Western Railroad was constructed up Twelve Pole Creek. The railroad placed the name ""Wayne"" on its schedule and the name caught on. The name was officially changed to Wayne in 1911.[8] 1st Name Trout's Hill 2nd Name Wayne Courthouse 3rd Name Fairview 4th Name Wayne 1st Name 1842-ca 1860 2nd 1842–1892 3rd 1860–1892 4th 1892–present"

Age 5

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1861 · Simple life to Soldiers

Age 20

Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.

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 .

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Sources (3)

  • Elisabeth Staley, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Caroline Staley in household of A J Staley, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Elizabeth C Fuller in household of Minerva Fuller, "United States Census, 1860"

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