County Kilkenny, Ireland
John Fulton was a native of Kilkenny, Ireland, and came with his father, when a mere youth, to Lancaster County, Penn. There were four sons in the family, John, Robert, Hugh and Andrew. The family were among the founders of the First Presbyterian Church in Lancaster, Penn., and their strong Presbyterian proclivities led to the opinion that they were of Scotch ancestry. John was apprenticed to a blacksmith, Robert to a tailor, and Hugh and Andrew to farmers. Robert afterward engaged in farming in Little Britain Township, Lancaster County, when his son Robert, who was the first to successfully apply steam to the propulsion of vessels, was born in 1765.
John Fulton married Jane Dills, who shared with him the vicissitudes of a most eventful life for a period of barely three years less than three score and ten, and they now sleep side by side in the "Fulton Burying Ground," one and a half miles north of Rising Sun, on the road to Aurora. They remained residents of Lancaster County for several years. Fulton took up arms in defense of the country of his adoption and was with Washington's troops at the capture of Trenton. He lived some fifty years after that, but length of years never lessened his contempt for Hessians or his hatred for Tories.
After his service in the army of the Revolution, he removed his family to Northumberland County, Penn., then on the frontier, and encountered the perils of the period in the vicinity of the massacre at Wyoming. Mr. Fulton, his wife, and his sister were carried into captivity by the Indians at this time, and he and his wife were held until the exchange at Quebec, a short time before the close of the war. (From "History of Dearborn and Ohio Counties, Indiana, 1885")
Fulton Burying Ground
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For my 6th Great Grandfather. Peace.|
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