Fulkard "Folkert" Vokertszen Fockersten (Folkertson), Jr. (1727 - c.1799)

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Birthplace: Middlesex Dutch Reformed Church in New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States
Death: Died in Nelson, Kentucky, United States
Managed by: Rachel Elizabeth Cody
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About Fulkard "Folkert" Vokertszen Fockersten (Folkertson), Jr.

Fulkard was baptized in New Brunswick, NJ, on 18 Jun 1727, the second of five sons. His brothers were Jacob (bpt. 28 Feb 1725), Johanis (bpt. 17 May 1734), Cornelis (bpt. 13 Aug 1738) and Joseph (bpt. 10 Sep 1741). All were baptized at the Middlesex Dutch Reformed Church in New Brunswick.

 He was originally named 'Folkert' but this was subsequently "Anglicized" into Fulkard. In 1748 he married Maria BOGART (Bogert) and moved into Somerset County. They traveled to New Amsterdam in 1751 to witness the baptism of Rebecca Duryea, the granddaughter of Rebecca Volkertsen and Joost Duryea, their presence recorded as 'Folkert Folckerse and Maria Bogart, his wife.' The biography of John N. BOWLDS, a later descendant, in a history of Jasper Township, Wayne Co., Illinois, on p. 94 states: "The Fulkersons were an old New Jersey family and settled at a very early day seven miles northeast of Bardstown. General George Washington often stopped with them in New Jersey during the Revolutionary war." This is not yet confirmed by a second source. Washington quartered his troops and lived in the same locale where the Fulkersons lived, for extended periods during the Revolution, and has been documented as often stopping at other local farms.
 His father died in 1780, leaving a considerable estate. After the estate was settled Fulkard and his children moved to Kentucky, which then consisted of three counties under the dominion of Virginia. The end of the Revolution possibly influenced the move. It promised new opportunities and his family was being reunited, with returning son Captain Philip Fulkerson receiving a land grant in Kentucky (on 20 Apr 1782) based on his service in the revolutionary army.
 Fulkard moved onto 300 acres in Nelson Co., KY, as listed on Treasury Warrant #4706 in 1782:
   "... on the south side of the Rolling Fork River, 1/2 mi below the mouth of the first branch below Salt Lick Creek, running southward and up the river."
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Folkert Folkertsen Jr.'s Timeline

1727
June 18, 1727
Middlesex Dutch Reformed Church in New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States
1750
June 10, 1750
Age 22
New Brunswick, Middlesex, NJ
1753
March 23, 1753
Age 25
New Brunswick, Somerset, New Jersey, USA
1754
November 28, 1754
Age 27
Somerset, New Jersey, United States
1758
May 7, 1758
Age 30
Six Mile Run, Somerset, NJ
1760
1760
Age 32
Six Mile Run, Somerset, New Jersey, United States
1799
1799
Age 71
Nelson, Kentucky, United States
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