When James Martin Fulford Sr was born in 1750, in Carteret, North Carolina, United States, his father, Joseph Fulford jr, was 35 and his mother, Emmaline Clarissa Simpson, was 30. He married Patience about 1772, in Carteret, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He registered for military service in 1831. He died on 13 August 1839, in Carteret, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 89.
habitational name from one or more of the numerous places so named in Devon, such as Fulford in Tiverton, Great Fulford in Dunsford, Fullaford in High Bray, Fulford Bridge in Shebbear, Fullaford in Sampford Courtenay, and Fullaford in Buckfastleigh.
habitational name from one or more of the various places so called elsewhere in England, such as Fulford (Staffordshire), Fulford in Kingston Saint Mary (Somerset), Gate Fulford and Water Fulford (both East Yorkshire), Fulfords Farm in Itchingfield (Sussex), and Fulforth in Witton Gilbert (Durham). All places in 1 above and 2 are named from Old English fūl ‘dirty, muddy’ + ford ‘ford’.
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