Ann <I>Van Aernam</I> Fuller

Ann Van Aernam Fuller

Marcellus, Onondaga County, New York, USA
Death 6 Nov 1883 (aged 71–72)
District of Columbia, USA
Burial Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Plot R75/325
Memorial ID 73282016 · View Source
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Ann was the sister of Hon. Henry Van Aernam, MD (1819-1894) - #7257579. Ann and Henry were the children of Jacob B. Van Aernam and Hannah (Wallace) Van Aernam. The Van Aernams were of Dutch ancestry and the Wallaces were Scottish.

"The History of Cattaraugus County, NY" (1879)
Town of Mansfield, pages 455-461

"Jacob B. Van Aernam, accompanied by his son Abram was the first to settle in the northwest part of the town, and located there in 1822."

Ann married Benjamin Fuller (1807 - 1888). He was the son of Edmund Fuller (c.1773 - 6 Sept 1851), who was the first settler in Randolph, Cattaraugus County, New York. Edmund is buried in the Bunker Hill Cemetery next to his wife, Rachel (Hall) Fuller (died 6 Oct 1819). Edmund is #68772883 and Rachel is #68772939.

"Death of Old Settler

Capt. Edmund Fuller, one of the earliest inhabitants of this vicinity, died in the town of Coldspring, at the residence of his son, Howard Fuller, on the 6th inst. He was 78 years of age, and the pioneer of this village. When he removed to this section of the Holland Land Purchase, a dense forest covered the place now occupied by flourishing villages and highly cultivated farms. He made a camp near the spot where the house of F.F. Mignells now stands and staid there with his family the first night of his arrival here. He erected a log house soon after on the present site of the Valley House. Afterward he built another dwelling, on the farm now owned by NM.M Jones. In 1820 he purchased lot 8, 15, 16, 23, & 31 of the Holland Land Company, which tracts contained the sites of our two villages and induced several of his friends to settle on them. He was a man of considerable enterprise and energy when he settled here and was well qualified to withstand the toils and privations incident to pioneer life. At one time he was considered wealthy, but misfortunes bereft him of his possessions."

Benjamin Fuller was one of the earliest settlers in Little Valley, Cattaraugus County, and he put up one of the first taverns.

In the 1850, 1860, and 1870 U.S. Censuses, Benjamin and Ann lived in Cattaraugus County, New York, and he was a "farmer."

In the 1880 U.S. Census, Benjamin and Ann were living with the family of their daughter, Clara P. (Fuller) Clark, in Sheridan, Chautauqua County, New York, and Benjamin was a "farmer."

Benjamin and Ann's son, Capt. Henry Van Aernam Fuller (16 Feb 1841 - 2 July 1863), died in Rose's Wood at the Battle of Gettysburg. His body was recovered on the morning of 4 July, was conveyed to his home and buried with military honors in Little Valley Rural Cemetery. There is a marker in Rose's Wood in Capt. Fuller's honor where he died. He is #5903881.

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