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Edward Meeks Fuller
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Birth: Jan. 26, 1792
Clifton Park
Saratoga County
New York, USA
Death: Aug. 19, 1847
Omaha
Douglas County
Nebraska, USA

Son of Isiah Fuller and Catherine Smith

Married Hannah Elizabeth Eldridge, abt 1826

Children - Edward Meeks Fuller, Mahala Christina Fuller, Ovanda Fuller, Emma Fuller, Hannah Elizabeth Fuller, Matilda Caroline Fuller, Miranda Fuller, Moroni Fuller, Sanford Fuller, Sarah Ann Fuller, Thomas Eldridge Fuller

History - Edward Fuller and his family owned a maple farm in Saratoga Co. New York in the 1830s about the time the Mormon Church was organized a few hundred miles west. Thomas, the oldest son, had a dream one day about two missionaries with a book that came with a new religion. He told the family about this and they were upset and raved about how this is of the devil and they would not believe this new" bible".

A few weeks later, two elders came to the house, dressed exactly the same as in the dream with the Book of Mormon. So convincing was the evidence, that the whole family were converted and baptized on June 21, 1837. Thomas went to see Joseph Smith and to offer his help. He told Thomas to go to Kirtland, Ohio and help build the Kingdom of God. His sisters, Sally Ann, Hannah and Miranda went with him while the rest of the family prepared to sell the share of the farm that they owned.

They went on to remove to Jackson Co. Missouri and later to Nauvoo, Illinois. The family finally caught up with them in 1840 in Illinois. They were living in the area when Joseph Smith was murdered and removed with the saints in 1847 to Winter Quarter's Indian Territory, which is now Omaha, Nebraska area.

Edward died in Summer Quarter's, Indian Territory. This was about 20 miles to the north of present day Omaha, Nebraska. The Fuller family was asked by Brigham Young to plant crops for the wave of travelers to Salt Lake Valley that would be coming.

John D. Lee was the Elder in charge of Summer Quarters. In the fall of 1847, saw 5 members of the family die from a Cholera epidemic that hit the pioneers. Edward, Thomas, Hannah, Father and Mother Fuller all passed away in a span of 4 months starting in Aug of 1847. This placed a hardship on the family in trying to get to the Valley in 1848.

Sanford, Moroni, Emma and Mahala were children, who were orphaned. They came with married members of the family. Sarah Ann Fuller Gully took them with her family. Her husband died before they arrived in the valley. She married Elijah Fuller in Salt Lake and she took them in until they were old enough to take care of themselves.

Written by May Fuller Mooney-1930 as told to her by her father, Moroni Fuller. 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Hannah Elizabeth Eldridge Fuller (1797 - 1847)
 
 Children:
  Sarah Ann Fuller Fuller (1815 - 1897)*
  Matilda Caroline Fuller McArthur (1820 - 1914)*
  Ovanda Fuller Witbeck (1822 - 1856)*
  Hannah Elizabeth Fuller Gully (1827 - 1847)*
  Mahala Christina Fuller Crandall (1830 - 1917)*
  Sanford Fuller (1831 - 1925)*
  Emma Fuller Crandall (1838 - 1868)*
  Moroni Fuller (1841 - 1921)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Mormon Pioneer Cemetery
Omaha
Douglas County
Nebraska, USA
 
Created by: SMSmith
Record added: May 04, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 36727962
Edward Meeks Fuller
Added by: Shari Hanson Frey
 
Edward Meeks Fuller
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a Fuller cousin
- Cyndi
 Added: May. 13, 2016

- Missy Zuber
 Added: Apr. 11, 2010

- SMSmith
 Added: May. 4, 2009
 
 
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