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John F Fulkerson

Birthplace: Somerset, New Jersey, United States
Death: Died in Grayson, Kentucky, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Folkert Fulkerson, Jr. and Marie Fulkerson
Husband of Margaret Fulkerson
Ex-husband of Lydia Atherton (Shaw) Beatty
Father of Fulkard Fulkerson; Mary McGrew; Phillip Fulkerson; James Fulkerson; Peter Fulkerson and 5 others
Brother of Captain Philip Fulkerson; Volkert Fulkerson; Jannetjie Fulkerson; Jacob I Fulkerson and Mary Fulkerson

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About John F Fulkerson

Served in the Revolutionary War

National Archives Pension # W8836

From the "History of Sonoma County"

John Fulkerson was one of the pioneers of the State of Kentucky, settling thre from the State of Pennsylvania, very soon after the close of the Revolutionary war. Only those fully informed as to the history of Kentucky have even a slight conception of the trials, privations and extreme danger of life in the frontier of that day. It was the "dark and bloody ground" consecrated and immortalized by the heroic deeds of valor in its defense and against the red men by Boone, harrod, Rogers, Clarke and their compatriots. The Fulkerson family, with great difficulty in extreme danger, found their first refuge in the stockade at Lexington. Even while passing through the gate admitting them, one horse was shot down out of a team by the Indians. Fulkird Fulkerson (John Fulkerson's son) was then eleven years of age. John Fulkerson lived to see the then wilderness converted into a land filled with happy homes, luxuriant with wealth, and the last of the red men disappear. He died at the age of near 100 years, leaving a long line of ancestry to revere the memory of a noble, heroic ancestor.

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John F Fulkerson's Timeline

November 28, 1754
Somerset, New Jersey, United States
June 28, 1775
Age 20
Age 22
April 16, 1782
Age 27
Somerset, Niagara County, New York
Age 43
Age 46
Grayson, Carter, KY, USA
January 15, 1835
Age 80
Grayson, Kentucky, United States