William James Fuller

5 August 1819–21 May 1885 (Age 65)
Ridgebury Township, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of William James

When William James Fuller was born on 5 August 1819, in Ridgebury Township, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Abial Fuller, was 32 and his mother, Rachel Campbell, was 30. He married Cynthia Melissa Graves on 2 January 1842, in Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He lived in Pennsylvania, United States in 1870. He died on 21 May 1885, in Ridgebury, Ridgebury Township, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Doty Hill Cemetery, South Creek Township, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States.

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William James Fuller
Cynthia Melissa Graves
Marriage: 2 January 1842
Triphena Jane Fuller
Charity Melissa Fuller
Parmenous Ahirah Fuller
Valina Valinda Fuller
Julia Augusta Fuller

Spouse and Children

2 January 1842
Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States


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World Events (7)

1820 · Making States Equal

Age 1

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1820 · Making Land more affordable

Age 1

"The United States law requiring full payment at the time of purchase and registration of any land. to help encourage sales and make land more affordable, Congress reduced the minimum price of dollar per acre and the minimum size that could be purchased. Most of this land for sale was located on the frontier which was then ""The West"". This Act was good for many Americans, but it was also over used by wealthy investors."

Age 27

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

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 .

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

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Sources (3)

  • William J Fuller, "United States Census, 1850"
  • William J Fuller, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Wm J Fuller, "United States Census, 1870"

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