Abraham Fulkerson

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About Abraham Fulkerson

A Patriot of the American Revolution for VIRGINIA with the rank of PRIVATE. DAR Ancestor # A043186

Abraham Fulkerson BIRTH 3 May 1739 Somerset County, New Jersey, USA DEATH 20 Mar 1821 (aged 81) Hiltons, Scott County, Virginia, USA BURIAL Fulkerson Cemetery Hiltons, Scott County, Virginia, USA Show Map MEMORIAL ID 133025844 · View Source

MEMORIAL PHOTOS 1 FLOWERS 8 Sources: Title: History of the Fulkerson Family Author: Leila Thompson Publication: 1979 Note: Well documented book. Every primary source found agrees with what she has written. The Dutch kept excellent records and the Fulkerson family is very well documented. Media: Book :Taken from Internet ancestry.com 12-14-2002 Abraham was a patriot having served at the Battle of King's Mountain, ... Jim Bray: Built home in 1783 located east of Hiltons on the North Fork of Holston River. Represents oldest documented home in Scott County, VA.

Source: Fulkerson website. Abraham was born in Somerset Co., New Jersey and baptized at the Readington Dutch Reformed Church on 18 May 1740. He moved with his family to North Carolina when he was about 15. His father died before they reached their destination in Rowan County, and his oldest brother was killed shortly after they arrived. He married Sarah GIBSON in Rowan Co., North Carolina, on 2 July 1766.

Four years later he and his brother James moved both their families to the "Overmountain" region of southwest Virginia. Abraham fought in the Revolutionary War (Battle of King's Mountain, 7 Oct 1780). The 1782 property tax rolls for Washington County show that he had 16 horses, 27 head of cattle and no slaves (although an 1818 Scott County property list shows him with 3 slaves and 4 horses). The Washington County records also show he had land surveyed in 1782: Page 26 - Abraham Fulkerson...44 ac...on both sides of a small branch of the waters of the north fork of Holston River...Beginning in a gap of the river knobs...on the south side of the Poor Valley knobs...October 23, 1782 Page 27 - Abraham Fulkerson...540 ac...Preemption Warrant...in the Poor Valley and on the waters of the north fork of Holstein River...Beginning in a gap of the Poor Valley knobs on the west side of the Big Lick Branch...up the branch through the gap in the above valley...along the foot of the knobs...cross the valley at the foot of Clynch Mountain...on the side of the Mountain above Tally's Lick...leaving the mountain and across the valley on the north side of the Poor Valley Knobs...October 22, 1782

In 1786 Abraham was commissioned as an agent for a property sale, apparently involving one or more difficulties among the parties involved:

THE COMMONWEALTH of Virginia To James Saunders and Abraham Fulkerson, Esquires,


Greeting whereas John Tarply and Agga his wife of the County of Brunswick by their certain Indenture of Bargain and Sale bearing date the twenty ninth Day of December 1786 have sold and conveyed unto William Hammonds the fee simple estate of one hundred and eighty six acres of land . . . being in the said County of Brunswick and whereas the said Agga cannot conveniently travel to our Court . . . to make her acknowledgment of the said conveyance therefore we do give unto you or any two or more of you power to receive the acknowledgment which the said Agga shall be willing to make before you . . . and we do therefore command you that you do personally go to the said Agga [in Caswell Co., NC] and receive her acknowldgement of the same and examine privily and apart from the said John Tarply . . . the fourteenth Day of October 1786.

A number of documents from the succeeding decades appear with Abraham's name, most of them indicating he had good standing and an active role in his community.

Nov 2004: Copy of inventory of his estate from WIll Bk #1; pages 184-185-186 dated 20 March 1821.

Bio by: Dorie‎ Bray-Baker

Family Members Spouse Sarah Elizabeth Gibson Fulkerson 1743–1835 (m. 1766)

Children Dinah Fulkerson McMillan 1766 – unknown

Photo Mary V. Fulkerson Livingston 1794–1850


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Abraham Fulkerson's Timeline

May 3, 1739
Somerset County, New Jersey
May 18, 1740
Age 1
Readington Dutch Reformed Church, Somerset Co., NJ
May 18, 1740
Age 1
May 18, 1740
Age 1
Sumerset Co., N.J.
January 12, 1766
June 7, 1768
Scott County, Virginia
June 7, 1768
December 10, 1780
Washington, Virginia
Rowan, North Carolina