Abt 1831 - 1870 (~ 39 years)
||John Brooks Fuller [1, 2, 3] |
||6 Mar 1870
||Sabine County, Texas [2, 3, 4]
||McMahan's Chapel Cemetery, Sabine County, Texas 
- John Fuller and his wife, Mary, were both born in Georgia, as were their two oldest sons, James and John. They moved to Arkansas sometime before 1860, and can be found on the 1860 Columbia County census (P#435, Dwelling 321, Family 323). John is shown as a Farmer, owning $1,200 in real estate and $550 in personal property.
In the book "Sabine County Historical Sketches and Genealogical Records" by Edna McDaniel White and Blanche Finley Toole, there is a picture of John and Mary Fuller. John is shown in uniform, with a long rifle. Private John B. Fuller is shown as a member of the 26th Arkansas Infantry, Capt. Hamiter's Company G. He enlisted on May 22, 1862 in Lewisville, Arkansas for a period of 3 years. The muster roll's show him present through April 30, 1863. In June, 1863, he was inexplicably dropped from the roll by order of Lt. Genl Holmes. However, he was shown as present on the muster rolls for December 31, 1863 through February 29, 1864. His name appears on a ROLL OF PRISONERS OF WAR of furloughed and detailed men, Confederate States Army, surrendered at New Orleans, LA, by General E.K. Smith, CSA to Maj. Gen. R.S. Canby, USA, May 26, 1865 and paroled at Shreveport, LA June 20, 1865. The roll was dated Shreveport, LA, June 20, 1865. His residence was shown as Columbia County, Arkansas.
Organized as Morgan's Battalion on June 14, 1862, it was increased to a full regiment and reorganized as the 26th Arkansas Infantry on July 23, 1862, at DeValls Bluff, Arkansas. Asa Stokely Morgan, formerly of the famed 1st Arkansas Infantry Regiment, was appointed as lieutenant-colonel of the battalion, and was promoted to colonel when the 26th Arkansas was organized. The regiment was assigned to McRae's Brigade, Shoup's Division, First Corps, Army of the Trans-Mississippi, and fought at Prairie Grove and Devil's Backbone. Later, the regiment took part in the Red River Campaign, fighting at Pleasant Hill, Louisiana, on April 9, 1864. The 26th Arkansas was then ordered back to Arkansas to counter Union General Steele's Camden Expedition, culminating in the battle of Jenkins' Ferry on April 30, 1864. The regiment remained in south Arkansas for the next year, and was included in the general surrender of the Confederate forces in the Trans-Mississippi Department on May 26, 1865
The family moved to Sabine County, Texas shortly after the birth of their youngest son in Malvern, Arkansas in 1869. Linda Fuller of Cleveland, Texs located a deed dated 18 January 1870, showing the purchase of 174 acres of land lying in Sabine County out of the 611 acre survey made for William J. Sneed off the William Isaac's League. The witnesses to the deed were W.H. Crouch and S.D. Berley. It was recorded in San Augustine County. The price was one dollar an acre, for a total of $174. John died less than six weeks after this purchase, on March 6, 1870.
Mary herself died in 1874, leaving her children orphaned. The eldest sons, James and John, ages 18 and 17, took charge of the family. On the 1880 census, John is shown as head of household. Also living with him and three of his younger siblings is 50 year old Nancy Howard, listed as a family member. His older brother, James, was shown as living on a nearby farm with his wife, mother in law and year old daughter. Brother Delony was also living nearby, working as a laborer on the farm of Christopher "Kit" and Mary Smith. Kit Smith was later killed by the Conner's in the infamous Smith-Conner-Low feud in the mid 1880s in Sabine County.
Blanche Finley Toole of Sabine County writes that Nancy Howard, the family member shown living in the John W Fuller household in 1880, was related her great great grandmother, Ruth Howard Finley. Her father was Samuel Howard. She came to Texas around 1875. Nancy Howard's fiancee was killed in the Civil War, and she never married. She was buried with her pictures of him and her bible. Ms. Toole says that Nancy Howard can be found on the 1850 Meriwether GA census in Household #799, Nancy Howard, age 23, female, born Georgia, in the household of Malichi Murphy age 48, born South Carolina and wife Nancy, age 52 b. South Carolina. (Letter to Melinda Strong, date 5 June 1997).
The parentage of John Brooks Fuller has not yet been proved conclusively. It is appears that he is the son of James Anderson Fuller, however there are some inconsistencies. The family of James Anderson Fuller resided in Meriwether County, Georgia, as did Nancy Howard. As indicated on the census records extracted above, John Brooks Fuller was born circa 1834 in Georgia. The census records of the James Anderson Fuller family indicate that their son, John B., was born in Georgia circa 1831. From the ages of their children, it appears that John and Mary Fuller were probably married sometime before 1855 in Georgia. This fits with the information from the Fuller Genealogical Bank, showing that James's son John B. Fuller married a Mary Watson on November 5, 1852. This also fits with the facts shown on the death certificates for two of the Fuller's children, Joseph Thomas Fuller and Francis Ola Fuller Burkhalter. Both certificates show their mother's maiden name as Watson. However, in the book SABINE COUNTY HISTORICAL SKETCHES AND GENEALOGICAL RECORDS, the mother of the Fuller Children is listed as Mary Brown. No support is provided for the Brown name, however. The most important contradiction, one that must be resolved, is that the Fuller Genealogical Data Banks show that John B. Fuller died on November 5, 1862 (probably during the Civil War). Our John Brooks Fuller did not die until early in 1870, in Sabine County.
Only a death date is shown on his headstone. He shares a double marker with Mary Fuller. This is also engraved with "Precious Memories."
1860 Census State: Arkansas
County: ColumbiaTownship: ClayPost Office: Dorecheat 321 323
Fuller, John B,age 26, male, Farmer, value of R/E $1,200, PP $550,born GA
Fuller, Mary, age 24, female, born Georgia
Fuller, James E, age 4, male, born Georgia
Fuller, John W, age 2, male, born Georgia
1870 Census State: Texas
County: SabineTownship: Bearns 3Post Office: Brookeland 576 576
Fuller, Mary, age 36, female, Farmer,value of R/E $1,000, PP $400, born GA
Fuller, James, age 14, male, born GA
Fuller, John, age 13, male, born GA
Fuller, Delony, age 10, male, born ARK (Impairment)
Fuller, Fanny, age 6, female, born ARK
Fuller, Charles, age 4, male, born ARK
Fuller, Joseph, age 1, male, born ARK
1880 Census State: Texas
County: Sabine 171 173
Fuller, John W, age22, male, Farmer, GA, GA, GA
Fuller, Frances,age 16, female, Sister, Ark, GA, GA
Fuller, Charlies H, age 13, male, Brother, GA, SC, SC
Fuller, Joseph, age 10, male, Brother, Ark
Howard, Nancy, age 50, female, Family Member,Ark, Ark, Ark
Smith, Christopher, age 22,TX,Miss,Miss
Smith, Mary, age 18,wife,TX,TX,Miss
Smith, Dosia, age 2, dau,TX,TX,TX
Fuller, Alkony Delony,age 19,laborer, TX,--,--
Fuller, JE, age 24, male, Farmer, GA, GA, GA
Fuller, Hannah, age 23, Wife,TX, NC, AL
Fuller, Maggie, age 1, Daughter, TX, GA, TX Dewees, Sahrah, age 50, Mother, AL, NC, GA
Delony, Rebecca,age 20, Niece, TX
||Strong Family Tree
||17 Aug 2014 |
||James Anderson Fuller, b. Abt 1795, South Carolina , d. 26 Oct 1853, Meriwether County, Georgia (Age ~ 58 years) |
||Fanny Bailey, b. 1801, Meriwether County, Georgia , d. Abt 1862, Meriwether County, Georgia (Age 61 years) |
||28 Dec 1818
||Warren County, Georgia
||Group Sheet, Family chart
||Mary A. Watson, b. Abt 1834, Georgia , d. 19 Feb 1874, Sabine County, Texas (Age ~ 40 years) |
||9 Dec 1852
||Meriwether County, Georgia
- Per the Fuller Genealogical Data Base maintained by John Beattie Fuller of Morgantown, GA, John B. Fuller married Mary A. Watson on 9 December 1852. The names match the information on the death certificates of Joseph Thomas Fuller and Fannie Ola Fuller Burkhalter.
The record below is from Meriwether County, Vital Records, Marriages-Bride 1851-1875 Source: ftp://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/ga/meriwether/vitals/marriages/mwtrbrd.txt
Other WATSON Brides during that time period. This doesn't appear to list either of her sisters listed on the 1850 census.
PARTRIDGE CHARLES 15-Jul1868 WATSON ANN
STRICKLAND E 28-Mar1868 WATSON BETTY
STROZIER GEORGE 13-Feb1869WATSON DILLA
BELLARC H 26-Dec1875WATSON EASLEY
PERKINSON JOHN D 20-Dec1860 WATSON GEORGIA A
ROSSER WILSON 1-Jan1873 WATSON HANNAH
HAYSBUCK S 23-Dec1870 WATSON LINA
DARDIN FRANKLIN A 5-Dec1858 WATSON MARGARET
GILLOLVIN H 22-Jun1856 WATSON MARYANN
GATES GEORGE 18-Sep1870 WATSON SUSAN
| ||1. James Easter "Bud" Fuller, b. 10 Jan 1856, Georgia , d. 17 Sep 1898, Sabine County, Texas (Age 42 years)|
| ||2. John William Fuller, b. 14 May 1858, Georgia , d. 24 Dec 1901, Sabine County, Texas (Age 43 years)|
| ||3. Alkony Deloney Fuller, b. 19 May 1861, Arkansas , d. 25 Sep 1905, Sabine County, Texas (Age 44 years)|
| ||4. Francis "Fannie" Ola Fuller, b. 29 Jun 1864, Arkansas , d. 7 Mar 1931, Angelina County, Texas (Age 66 years)|
| ||5. Charles H. Fuller, b. 30 Aug 1866, Arkansas , d. 9 Oct 1904, Sabine County, Texas (Age 38 years)|
| ||6. Joseph Thomas Fuller, b. 4 Nov 1869, Malvern, Hot Springs County, Arkansas , d. 28 Nov 1950, Rosevine, Sabine County, Texas (Age 81 years)|
||Fuller, John B. and Mary A. Watson Marriage Record, December 1852|
Copy the marriage record of John B. Fuller to Mary A. Watson, dated December 1852, in Meriwether County, Georgia, Book B, Page 115
||15 Feb 2013 |
||Group Sheet, Family chart
||Fuller, John Brooks Confederate Service Record, reference envelope|
Reference envelope cover for John Brooks Fuller's Confederate Service Record. He served with Co. G, 26 Arkansas Infantry. Note that on the top line, he is incorrectly referenced as R B Fuller, but shown as J B Fuller further down on the envelope.
||Fuller, John Brooks, Confederate Prisoner of War Roll|
James Brooks Fuller (shown in error as R B Fuller) of Columbia County, Arkansas was a member of Co. G, 26 Arkansas Infantry. He was surrendered at New Orleans, LA by Gen. E. K. Smith and paroled at Shreveport, LA on 20 Jun 1865
- [S418] Texas Department of Health, Death Certificate.
- [S461] White & Toole, "Sabine County Historical Sketches and Genealogical Records" c. 1972, p 74 (Reliability: 3).
- [S706] McCary, Kay P. "McMahon's Chapel Cemetery, Sabine County, Texas" Cemetery Index ; http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txsabine/burials/.
- [S346] Sanders, J.B. "Index to Cemeteries of Sabine County, Texas 1836-1964", 1964, Nacogdoches, Texas.