AS RECORDED IN:
COMMEMORATIVE BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD OF
TOLLAND AND WINDHAM COUNTIES CONNECTICUT.
BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF PROMINENT AND
REPRESENTATIVE CITIZENS AND OF MANY OF THE EARLY SETTLED FAMILIES
PUBLISHER: J.H.BEERS & CO., CHICAGO; 1903 P. 55
HENRY FULLER descends from Dr.
Samuel Fuller of "Mayflower" fame, who landed here in 1620 and later
settled at Ipswich, Mass. He had a
son John, who continued the line of descent of which this sketch treats.
John Fuller, born in Ipswich, Mass., in 1634, died June 4, 1666.
By his wife Elizabeth (Emerson), he was the father of eight children:
John, William, Thomas, Nathan, Joseph, Susannah, Sarah, and Elizabeth.
Fuller, of the children just mentioned, was born at Ipswich, Mass., in 1660.
In October, 1685, he married Mary Haywood, and of this union also there
were eight children: Joseph, Thomas,
William, John, the next in this line of descent, Daniel, Benjamin, Ebenezer, and
Fuller was born in Ipswich, Mass., April 22, 1701; and Jan. 1, 1727, he married
Mary Howard, who died in November, 1728. He
then married, Jan. 7, 1730, Hannah Lord. At
an early date he settled in Hampton, and it was in that town that his children
were born. They were Joseph, born
Nov. 28, 1728; John, the
great-grandfather of Joseph H. Fuller; Samuel,
born Jan. 20, 1733, who married, Oct. 22, 1761, Sarah Reed;
Daniel, born June 13, 1736; William,
Jan. 25, 1740; and Hannah, June 12, 1743, who married, April 17, 1766, Elijah
John Fuller, born in Hampton, May 7, 1731, was a large landowner and
wielded a wide influence in his vicinity. For
some time he lived in the eastern part of Hampton near the Brooklyn line, but
later moved to the farm now occupied by Abel Burdick, and there, in old age, he
died. On Dec. 24, 1755, he married
Hannah Kimball and they had nine children; John,
Benjamin, Ebenezer, Daniel, Jesse, William, Mary, Hannah and Eliza.
Fuller, the grandfather of Joseph Henry, was born June 16, 1758, and resided in
Hampton, where he died in 1840, at the age of eighty-two.
Agriculture was the business of his life.
He was married (first) to Johanna Trowbridge, of Pomfret, who died Aug.
19, 1822; and (second) April 16, 1823, to Clarissa Utley, by whom he had eight
children: Benjamin, a farmer, who
married Lucy Hodgkins, and after her death, Sarah Goddard, and died in Hampton;
Elisha, mentioned later; Daniel,
a carpenter and later a hotel keeper at Mansfield Four Corners, who married
Jeriah Hall, after her death, Betsey Neff, and later Lydia Jones, and who died
in his hotel, at the age of ninety-seven; James,
a farmer, who died in Hampton, married to Parmelia Warner;
Florence, who died young; Thomas,
also a farmer who died in Hampton, married to Peggy Preston;
Lester, a physician at Vernon, Conn., where he died unmarried;
Lewis, a farmer and carpenter, who married Eliza Holt, and after her
death, Anna Holt, and died in Hampton.
Fuller was great hunter, a wit, and a joker.
No one in Hampton could tell a better story than he, and his tales were
listened to far and near. His
townsmen called him “Lying Ben.”
D. Pingel – great-great granddaughter of Cyrus White of Rockville, Ct.
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