Deacon Joseph Fuller

Deacon Joseph Fuller

East Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut, USA
Death 19 Jul 1775 (aged 76)
Kent, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA
Burial Kent, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA
Memorial ID 33700011 · View Source
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~ Lydia (married on 12/22/1722 in Hartford, CT)
~ Zerviah (married on 1/8/1766 in New Milford, CT)

Other Children:
~ Rachel Mary "Fuller" Bates (1724-3/6/1785)
~ Grace "Fuller" Cahoon (b. 1726; m. John on 23 Dec 1745)
~ Lydia "Fuller" Hatch (1729-1784; m. Thomas)
~ Ruth "Fuller" Gould (1733-8/30/1791; m. Job)

One of the founders of the church at Kent, April 29, 1741

"Joseph, the son of John, was born in 1699 in East Haddam, Conn. He married his first wife, Lydia Day, born April 11, 1698, on December 22, 1722. They moved 12 mile northeast to Colchester, Conn early in their married life. His two oldest children were probably born there. In about 1738-40, Joseph moved his family 72 miles west to Kent, Conn. Lydia died in Kent on November 2, 1763. Joseph then married Zerviah Noble of New Milford, Conn. on January 8, 1766. He remained in Kent until his death on July 19, 1775. He was one of the founders of the church at Kent, April 29, 1741. He became a deacon in the church on February 12, 1741 and next to the minister he was the foremost man of the town. He owned extensive tracts of land in Kent. He probably left no will. However, he made several deed gifts of land to his sons about 1757-1760, as shown in Kent land records. Deacon Joseph Fuller and his first wife Lydia were buried in North Kent. The East Haddam Probate Records, Vol.vii., p., 431 (preserved at Colchester) mention heirs of Lieut. David Day, among whom are ”the heirs of Lydia Fuller”. These records and the inscriptions on their monuments, prove that Lydia Day was the mother of Joseph Fuller’s children. Ten were born in East Haddam and Colchester and one was born in Kent, Conn.
This line of Edward Fuller of the Mayflower has now migrated westward more than 260 miles from Plymouth, Ma. to Scituate, Ma., to Barnstable Ma., to East Haddam, Conn., to Colchester, Conn., to Kent, Conn.
(Bio sources: American Genealogical-Biographical Index (AGBI); Connecticut Town Birth Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection); Connecticut, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1790-1890; Connecticut, Hale Cemetery Inscriptions and Newspaper Notices, 1629-1934; Early Connecticut Marriages; Family Data Collection - Deaths; Family Data Collection - Individual Records; Genealogy of some descendants of Edward Fuller; U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900; U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970)

(other sources: member Steve Fowler; "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906)

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"In memory of Deacon Joseph Fuller who died July ye 19th 1775 aged 75"



  • Maintained by: Allison
  • Originally Created by: Mike Cooper
  • Added: 9 Feb 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 33700011
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Deacon Joseph Fuller (1 Mar 1699–19 Jul 1775), Find a Grave Memorial no. 33700011, citing Good Hill Cemetery, Kent, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by Allison (contributor 47066078) .