Elizabeth Fuller (Gonsolve) (c.1780 - c.1849)

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Nicknames: "Betsey"
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Birthplace: Providence, RI, USA
Death: Died in Providence, RI, USA
Cause of death: http://www.youtube.com/user/markanthonyartist?feature=mhee#p/a/u/1/AgGqew0EYd4
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About Elizabeth Fuller (Gonsolve)

SWAN POINT CEMETERY; PROVIDENCE

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GONSOLVE CHARITY (HAWKINS*) 1758c - 3 JUN 1836 PV003

GONSOLVE ELEANOR DICKSON 1824 - 6 JAN 1899 PV003

GONSOLVE FRANKLIN 1835 - 17 AUG 1895 PV003

GONSOLVE GEORGE HENRY 1858 - 1 JAN 1925 PV003

GONSOLVE HOPE 1819 - 12 APR 1841 PV003

GONSOLVE JAMES HENRY 1836 - 9 NOV 1886 PV003

GONSOLVE JOHN 1753 - 15 SEP 1834 PV003

GONSOLVE JOSEPH 1779 - 24 FEB 1841 PV003

GONSOLVE LESTER EDWARDS 1882 - 24 MAR 1900 PV003

GONSOLVE MARY ANN (BAMFORD*) 1838 - 9 AUG 1911 PV003

GONSOLVE SUSAN M. (BIXBY*) - 26 OCT 1945 PV003

GONSOLVE WAITSTILL 1782 - 9 DEC 1850 PV003

GONSOLVE WILLIAM 1811 - 24 DEC 1854 PV003

GONSOLVE WILLIAM EDWIN 1842 - 12 MAR 1915 PV003

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 There was no such thing as a marriage document issued by First Baptist Church at that time (or any time for that matter). From my parish record I had an entry that said that Elizabeth Gonsolve married Joseph Fuller on November 16, 1816, and that Fuller was a block maker [for block-and-tackle, which was used for sail riggings]. Betsy then married a second time to George S. Perry, a ship master, on May 21, 1819. So, Joseph had to be dead already or Betsy would have been expelled from the church for adultery. At that time, the church regarded remarrying while a former spouse was alive to be adultery. Indeed, she was later expelled from the church on June 2, 1843, but for "intemperance." [drinking] She was baptized on April 6, 1805 during a big revival then, and remained a member until June 1843.  The church did issue a letter of transfer for her to a church in Alexandria, VA on April 30, 1818, but she never used it.
   The length of her marriage to Joseph Fuller --only 2 years, calls into question that list of six children that you attribute to Joseph & her. She can't have more than one or two in that length of time.  The fact that she applied for a transfer of membership in 1818 and did not use it suggests that Joseph died in 1818 before she exercised the transfer. He probably died in Virginia.
   In those days marriages for Baptists were officiated by clergymen, but never in church. They were married at home or somewhere else.
   If you can straighten out the children, I'd like to know so I can include her offspring in her entry in the parish record, especially if she is really the mother of Rev. Edward Knowles Fuller.  [The name-sake, Edward Knowles was a Baptist clergyman and author of the first biography of Roger Williams.]
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Elizabeth Fuller's Timeline

1780
1780
Providence, RI, USA
1805
April 6, 1805
Age 25
Providence, RI, USA

She was baptized on April 6, 1805 during a big revival then, and remained a member until June 1843.

1806
November 16, 1806
Age 26
Warwick, RI, USA

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Gano

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Stephen Gano (1762-1828) was an early pastor of the First Baptist Church in America in Providence, Rhode Island.
Stephen Gano was the third son born to Rev. John Gano, a prominent Baptist evangelist, and Sarah Slites. Gano was born in New York City while his father was pastoring Gold Street Baptist Church (First Baptist Church in the City of New York). Stephen Gano planned on attending Brown University where his uncle, James Manning, was President, but the Revolutionary War prevented him from enrolling. So at the age of thirteen Gano went to study medicine with his uncle, Dr. Stites. Eventually, Gano served as a surgeon in the American forces for two years during the War. Gano's father had previously joined the military as a chaplain and allegedly baptised George Washington[1]
After the War Stephen Gano practiced medicine in Orangetown, New York and in 1782 married Cornelia Vavasor, daughter of a British officer in New York City. In 1783 he decided to preach the Gospel and in 1786 was ordained in the Gold Street Church, by his father, Dr. Manning, and other clergy. Gano then served as a missionary on the Hudson and successfully evangelized in many areas. Next, he served as a Pastor of the Baptist Church at Hillsdale and then Hudson. In Hudson his wife passed away leaving Gano with several young children, and in 1789 he married Polly, daughter of Colonel Tallmadge in Stamford, Connecticut. They had several more children.[2]
In 1792, Dr. Gano became the pastor of the First Baptist Church in America in Providence, Rhode Island where he remained until his death. Many revivals took place throughout his tenure at the church with expanding church membership and baptisms.
In 1797 Polly died and in 1799 he married Mary Brown, daughter of Professor Joseph Brown, of Brown University, and Mary died in 1801. Next Gano married Mrs. Joanna Latting, of Hillsdale, New York, who survived him many years.[3]
Dr. Gano received the honorary degree of M.A. from Brown University in 1800 and was an Overseer of Brown University from 1794 until his death. He also served on the Providence School Committee for many years. Gano published several of his sermons and other writings. Gano Street in Providence takes its name from Gano's surname.[4]

1807
1807
Age 27
Providence, RI, USA
1807
Age 27
Providence, RI, USA
1812
1812
Age 32
1819
May 21, 1819
Age 39
Providence, RI, USA
1825
July 5, 1825
Age 45
Providence, RI, USA
1843
June 2, 1843
Age 63
providence, rhode island

Indeed, she was later expelled from the church on June 2, 1843, but for "intemperance." [drinking]

1849
1849
Age 69
Providence, RI, USA