discrepancies on Edward Fuller

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On NaN undefined NaN Darlisa Black wrote on Fuller-13:

I have been reading papers about this family all day until my eyes are buggy, and see there are some interesting conflicts on details pre Mayflower... I was reading some of "The Fuller family in England and America" [https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/29481/images/dvm_GenMono008330-00010-1?usePUB=true&_phsrc=mUS1&usePUBJs=true&pId=18] which I suspect is very outdated with more modern research. In the book it is claimed in detail that the father of Edward and Samuel of the Mayflower fame was Nicholas Fuller. Here I see it is said to be Robert Fuller. Does anyone have better clarification? and of course there is the perpetual back and forth confusion between the Matthew Fullers, and the Samuel Fullers... I see there is a Matthew Fuller born in 1803 who is actually son of John Fuller, Edward's brother, but that Edward's son Matthew was more likely born around 1605 at a guesstimate. There is also a Matthew Fuller born in 1594 or 96 in England, if I can find that one again! And then to confuse things more for many readers, Dr. Samuel Fuller , Edwards brother, took care of Edward's son Samuel after his father died, and taught him medicine. Edward's son Matthew named a son Samuel, as did his brother Samuel.

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in Genealogy Help by Darlisa Black G2G2 (2.5k points)
See Caleb Johnson’s Mayflowerhistory.com for the sketch on Edward Fuller. Caleb is one of the premier Mayflower genealogists/historians.

See also the Great Migration sketch on Edward Fuller, where Anderson states the evidence that connects Edward to Robert is not as strong as would be desirable.

See also The American Genealogist (TAG), vol 61, p 194.
Thanks for the tips...  I am always either hyper focused to the extreme, or jumping around and so it helps to have some direction.  Apparently Edward Fuller and Mary Chilton are my direct line grandparents many times removed, which has sucked me in to the search,
I do have another question re: Mayflower descendants.  Are you considered descended only if it is a direct line so they are grandparents, or if there is a slight jog and they are aunt or uncle also?
If you want to be a member of the mayflower society you do have to have a direct descent.  I don"t have a proven line. well over on ancestry trees with no sources I do (LOL) . I have "cousins" that do and that's the best I can do.
righto, well I am apparently directly descended from both Edward Fuller and Mary/ James Chilton, so that counts!  but indirectly from nearly every other passenger that has descendants ❤️

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i have the silver book of Edward Fuller volume 4 this was published by the general society of mayflower descendants in 2006 it was the latest edition i could get about 2 years ago, all the evidence  points to the father of Edward Fuller,  as being Robert Fuller as listed here.  If you do have a descent from Edward Fuller,  it is a good investment in buying this book.
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Thank you.  I actually just ordered that book yesterday, and saving up for the Chilton edition next!  Looking forward to having it in hand... and I found all the Mayflower passenger Bio's here to be so remarkably well organized. I need to learn better skills in that sort of clean up and organization.

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