Ezra Butler Fuller

Brief Life History of Ezra Butler

When Ezra Butler Fuller was born on 27 July 1822, in Stowe, Lamoille, Vermont, United States, his father, Joseph Fuller, was 49 and his mother, Polly Towne, was 42. He married Mahala Dyer Carlton in 1844, in Brookfield, Orange, Vermont, United States. He lived in Waterbury, Washington, Vermont, United States in 1870 and Dickinson, Franklin, New York, United States in 1875. He died on 30 April 1899, in Brattleboro, Windham, Vermont, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Waterbury Center Cemetery, Waterbury, Washington, Vermont, United States.

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Ezra Butler Fuller
Lucy Ann Minott
Marriage: 1852
Almina Fuller
Arnetta Mary Fuller
Ezra Howard Fuller
Ida May Fuller
Howard Fuller

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  • Ezra B Fuller, "United States Census, 1870"
  • U.S., Civil War Draft Registrations Records, 1863-1865
  • Ezra Butler Fuller, "Find A Grave Index"

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World Events (7)

1825 · The Crimes Act

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a dresser of cloth, from Middle English fuller ‘fuller of cloth’ (partly from Old English fullere, partly from Old French fouleor, foleur, Latin fullo). Raw cloth had to be fulled, i.e. scoured, cleansed, and thickened by beating or trampling it in water, a process also known as walking or tucking, hence the surnames Walker and Tucker alongside Fuller. These three terms and surnames are characteristic of different parts of England. In general, in Middle English, Fuller is southern and eastern, while Walker belongs to the west and north and Tucker is southwestern. Compare Fullen .

English: variant of Fullard with loss of -d.

German (Füller): occupational name for a person whose work involved filling, such as a dauber, or a nickname for a gourmand or glutton. Compare Filler .

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

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