John Fuller of Massachusetts (all 3)

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This is info for those who have immigrant John Fuller in your line.

Prior to 1650 there were 3 John Fuller who immigrated to Massachusetts.  To add to the confusion they ALL married women named Elizabeth and their first son was named John.

Through the ages, genealogists have confused and inter-mingled these three and their descendants.  In searching for the correct data for WT I came across a great website that pretty much sets the records straight for each of these men.

For ease of recall, they are referenced as John of Newton, John of Ipswich and John of Lynn.  You can read more about all three at the below website.  Make sure you read ALL the pages, including the 'do know' and 'don't know' and 'conflicting' pages.

This sure helped me clear up the confusion and errors and made some merges possible.  Fuller-604, Fuller-88, Fuller-4990

Dave Mason
WikiTree profile: John Fuller
in The Tree House by David Mason G2G6 (7.7k points)
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Thanks for sharing this. Also note that John Fuller of Ipswich is rather thoroughly documented in The Great Migration. It appears that John of Newton also immigrated to New England before 1640, and the other John's profile indicates that he was a Mayflower descendant. Please add the pgm tag to your question to get the attention of people who are interested in this ancestry.

John Fuller of Lynn is also listed in Anderson's "Great Migration Directory" (Page 123) as arriving in 1639 from Olney, Buckinghamshire.
If you were to go to the link I posted, that is EXACTLY what it says.
David, I see no reference to Anderson's Great Migration work on that link.

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I think we should assume that non of these three John Fullers are the John of the Mayflower as their histories both before arriving and after are all quite different from the Mayflower Fullers. I know the DNA for John of Newton is not the same as that of the Mayflower Fullers and if we could find a direct male descendant for each of John of Lynn and John of Ipswich, I am sure they would also be different. See:
No assumption is required.

The reference link I posted did NOT refer to any of the 3 Johns as Mayflower descendants.   All 3 came to America AFTER the Mayflower.

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