James Martin Fulford Sr

Male1750–13 August 1839

Brief Life History of James Martin

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.

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James Martin Fulford Sr
Rebecca Harker
Marriage: April 1785
William Fulford
Absalom Fulford
Martin Fulford
John H Fulford

Sources (8)

  • James Fulford Sr, "Carteret County, North Carolina Census, 1830"
  • James M Fulford, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • James Fulford, "Carteret County, North Carolina Census, 1800"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    April 1785Carteret, North Carolina, United States
  • Children (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

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    World Events (6)


    Age 26

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.


    Age 26

    North Carolina is the 12th state.

    1799 · Gold Nuggets Found

    Age 49

    "In 1799, in Little Meadow Creak located in Cabarrus County, North Carolina a large yellow """"rock"""" was found by Conrad Reed. A few years later it was determined that the """"rock"""" was a gold nugget."

    Name Meaning


    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’.

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

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