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Col Thomas Jefferson Fullenlove

Col Thomas Jefferson Fullenlove

Birth
New Albany, Floyd County, Indiana, USA
Death 23 May 1884 (aged 46)
New Albany, Floyd County, Indiana, USA
Burial New Albany, Floyd County, Indiana, USA
Memorial ID 15622647 · View Source
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Son of John Fullilove & Nancy Arrington Gwin. Husband of Emily Davis. At some point before 1846, his family line changed the spelling from Fullilove to Fullenlove, thus beginning an entirely new surname. He was an attorney, auditor and sheriff of Floyd County, IN. On December 12, 1868, Sheriff Fullenlove was beaten and shot by vigilantes who came to his jail to lynch members of the Reno Gang. He survived the attack, but the Renos were all hanged and after the bodies were cut down, they were displayed in pine coffins in the jail as the doors were opened for thousands of people to stream by and gawk at the remains.

Obituary from the NEW ALBANY TRIBUNE
COL. THOS. J. FULLENLOVE
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His sudden Death on Friday Night - A Noted Politician and County Official
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When it was made public this morning that Col. Thomas J. Fullenlove was dead, the surprise to his many friends and acquaintances was very great. His illness had been noted in the newspapers on Friday, but it was not thought to be of so serious a character as to endanger his life. But Friday evening the symptoms of the disease from which he was suffering inflammation of the bowels and urinary suppression, became very alarming. Uremia supervened and brain troubles followed from the patients excruciating sufferings, and about 9 oclock p.m., his death occurred. He leaves a wife and five children, two of the latter married. His age was forty- seven years.


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  • Maintained by: CDombrowski
  • Originally Created by: Jim Fullilove
  • Added: 4 Sep 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 15622647
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Col Thomas Jefferson Fullenlove (30 Aug 1837–23 May 1884), Find A Grave Memorial no. 15622647, citing Fairview Cemetery, New Albany, Floyd County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by CDombrowski (contributor 47310245) .