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James Jackson Fulton, Sr
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Birth: Aug. 15, 1780, Ireland
Death: Feb. 10, 1869
Rimersburg
Clarion County
Pennsylvania, USA

James Fulton emigrated to the United States at the age of fourteen with his widowed mother and three brothers. He lived a prosperous life and had more than a dozen children. A life history of James Fulton is available online.

This is a quote from the "History of Clarion County, PA", speaking of the Underground Railroad:

Mr. McAuley kept the "contrabands" in his barn, and under cover of darkness generally, sometimes in the twilight -- through by paths --he, or his eldest son, brought them to the house of James Fulton, a member of his congregation, who lived a little north of Rimersburg. Mr. Jackson Fulton, his son, in speaking of the first party says, "One of these was a powerful man; stood six feet, three or four inches, and weighed 240 or 250 pounds; he told me that frequently when his master would go to whip him, he would catch him and hold him, and thereby he escaped many a whipping." The last, a twain, came in the spring of 1855. Mr. Fulton says, "One of these left a wife; he told me if the Lord spared him to get through he would return and steal her. I said to him he would certainly be running a great risk. He said he would risk his life that they might enjoy their freedom together." Mr. James Fulton fed and cared for the fugitives, and then conveyed them by wagon to Benjamin Gardner, Sr., of Licking township, two or three miles north of Callensburg.

According to William Fulton, two descendants of James Fulton found the original sandstone tombstone, faded and broken, in the Rimersburg Seceder Presbyterian Cemetery after searching many Clarion County cemeteries. The two (Homer and James Fulton) replaced the stone with the updated one.

Fulton's first wife was Jane Templeton Reed, whom he married on March 19, 1805. She died in 1833 and is very likely buried in the Seceder Cemetery near Mechanicsburg. 
 
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 Parents:
  Agnes Fulton (1750 - 1826)
 
 Spouses:
  Jane Templeton Reed Fulton (1787 - 1833)*
  Elizabeth English Fulton (1812 - 1864)*
 
 Children:
  Mary Fulton Henry (1806 - 1880)*
  Cochran Miles Fulton (1808 - 1892)*
  Joseph Reed Fulton (1810 - 1891)*
  Henry E. Fulton (1811 - 1892)*
  Nancy Fulton Thompson (1815 - 1885)*
  David Fulton (1816 - 1895)*
  William Templeton Fulton (1817 - 1878)*
  Elizabeth W Fulton Kirk (1824 - 1902)*
  Salina M. Fulton Gardner (1827 - 1917)*
  James Jackson Fulton (1829 - 1909)*
  John M. Fulton (1840 - 1891)*
  Sarah E. Fulton Cooper (1843 - 1920)*
 
 Siblings:
  Henry Fulton*
  James Jackson Fulton (1780 - 1869)
  Cochran Fulton (1782 - 1853)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Rimersburg Cemetery
Rimersburg
Clarion County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Maintained by: Ben Fulton
Originally Created by: Pamela Myers-Grewell
Record added: Mar 07, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 49376273
James Jackson Fulton, Sr
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My 4th great grandfather.
- mary
 Added: Jun. 30, 2015
 
 
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