|Birth: ||Mar. 23, 1753|
New Jersey, USA
|Death: ||Aug., 1813|
From the Fulkerson website--
Philip Fulkerson was born at New Brunswick, New Jersey, on 23 Mar 1753. He had a brother John, who was also known to be a Revolutionary War soldier. There were two other brothers, Volkert and Jacob, and a sister Jannetje. Philip married Elizabeth Bruner about 1775. He was commissioned as a Captain in the 2nd Battalion of Colonel Quick's Regiment, Somerset County Militia, almost a year before the Declaration of Independence. One account states he began his service "prior to 1 July 1, 1776" while another states he commanded the 2nd Battalion in October 1775, and a third states he "commanded his company in service in New York, March 1776."
The Somerset County Militia was formed and led by Frederick Frelinghuysen, son of an old New Amsterdam family. (He was also a member of the Continental Congress in 1778 and 1782-83, and was a United States Senator 1793-1796.) According to various accounts, the Somerset County Militia was involved in the following events during the Revolution:
Battle of New York, NY 29 June - 16 October 1776
Battle of White Plains, NY 28 October 1776
Washington's Crossing of the Delaware, PA-NJ 25 December 1776
Battle of Trenton, NJ 26 December 1776
Battle of Brandywine, PA 11 September 1777 (unconfirmed)
Battle of Germantown, PA 3 October 1777 (unconfirmed)
Valley Forge, PA Winter 1777-78
Battle of Monmouth, NJ 28 June 1778
Philip was a prisoner of war confined to New York, in September and October 1777. [He may have been captured at the Battle of Brandywine in which Washington had more than 1,000 men killed, wounded or captured. There were "Jerseymen" in Washington's 11,000-man army at that time.] A further record adds that he continued as "Commander of the Second Battalion, Somerset Co., New Jersey militia from 1777-1780." However, there were no other major battles in the northern colonies after Monmouth. He served under Colonel Van Dike, beginning September 1779. His final mustering out was recorded as "Certificate No. 1316 for 22 pounds 5 shillings and No. 982 for 11 pounds 2 shillings, depreciate of his continental pay in the Somerset Co. Militia, dated May 10, 1784 and signed by William Verbryck."
Philip did not remain in New Jersey after the war ended, but moved on to the Kentucky frontiers.
On 20 April 1782, Philip obtained a land patent, Warrant No. 1024, for 250 acres on Pottinger's Creek in Jefferson Co., VA. After Kentucky was admitted to the Union in 1792, the part of Jefferson County where Philip lived became Nelson County
Philip moved to Mercer Co., KY, by 1792. In February 1792 Philip and his brother Jacob were appointed by the court of Mercer Co. to appraise the estate of John Gordon. He moved to Ohio Co. about 1803, as he showed up on the tax list in that county in 1804.
Philip Fulkerson married Elizabeth Bruner and they had at least 10 children
Mary (Polly) 18 Feb 1774 NJ
Jane (Janny, Jenny) 1780
Phillip Bruner 1 Jan 1785 NJ
Fulkard 1789 KY
Rachel 30 Jun 1792 KY
Elizabeth (Betsy) 1797
Jacob 2 Feb 1799 KY
According to "U.S. Dept of veterans affairs- Nationwide gravesite locator" his grave is in Sunnyside Cemetery in Beaver Dam, a few miles away.But that information is incorrect. Multiple people have verified Beaver Dam Baptist.
and Brian states "A number of years ago, Ernest Fulkerson and I placed monuments for Capt Phillip, wife Elizabeth, and son Fulkard in the Beaver Dam Baptist Church cemetery. While exact grave location of their graves are unknown, we placed the monuments there for a number reasons. It is likely that Elizabeth died shortly after Phillip in 1813."
Elizabeth Bruner Fulkerson (1760 - 1816)
Fulkard Fulkerson (1777 - 1837)*
Philip Bruner Fulkerson (1785 - 1845)*
Rachel Fulkerson Wilson (1792 - 1851)*
John I. Fulkerson (1795 - 1865)*
Jacob B Fulkerson (1799 - 1858)*
Mary Polly Fulkerson Martin (1811 - 1874)*
Capt Somerset Co Militia NJ REV WAR
Note: wife Elizabeth Bruner
Beaver Dam Baptist Church Cemetery
Created by: N. Dickey
Record added: Jul 16, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 28330161
Added: Nov. 19, 2016
Am nearing the end of a lifetime of looking for records of these folks. There is no primary documentation for Elizabeth Fulkerson's maiden name being Bruner. I remember talking in person more than fifty years ago to the man who came up with the hypothes...(Read more)|
Added: Jan. 13, 2016
To my 5th great grandfather. Thank you for your service.|
Added: May. 30, 2012
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