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John Fuller (1656 - 1726)

John "Little John" Fuller
Born in Barnstable, Plymouth Colonymap
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Husband of — married about 1679 in Barnstable, Plymouth Colonymap
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Died at age 70 in East Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticutmap
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Biography

John "Little John" Fuller was born Jan 11, 1655 in Barnstable, Plymouth Colony, New England. He was the son of Samuel Fuller and Jane Lothrop. He was called “Little John" to distinguish him from his cousin, Dr. John Fuller.

He married Mehitable Rowley the daughter of Moses Rowley, Sr. about 1678. Mehitable was born in Barnstable on Jan 11, 1660/61.

He inherited from his father in 1683 marshland and upland, his father's house, orchard and outbuildings, a 3-year-old horse, "the Indian Jaell" a share of the oxen and Cart, gears and tools, one fat Cow, a bald faced horse, and a Great Bible. Neat Cattle, sheep the remainder of the estate were divided with his brother.

He remained in Scorton Neck until 1694 when he moved to East Haddam.

He died on Feb 28, 1726, in East Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut. Mehitable died in 1732.

Note: According to an unsourced family tree handed down to descendant Jema Patterson , John died "between 28 Feb and 20 May 1726."

He is buried in Old Cove Burying Ground, East Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut.

Children

  1. Thomas Fuller (1680 - 1772)
  2. Samuel Fuller (1682 - 1757)
  3. Shubael Fuller (1684 - 1748)
  4. Thankful Fuller Crippen (1689 - 1740)
  5. Edward Fuller (1691 - 1730)
  6. Elizabeth Fuller Rowley (1693 - 1766)
  7. John Fuller (1697 - 1758)
  8. Joseph Fuller (1699 - 1775)
  9. Benjamin Fuller (1701 - 1740)
  10. Mehitable Fuller Kneeland (1706 - 1738)

Disputed children:

  1. Deborah Fuller Rowley (1689 - 1753)[1]
  2. Anne Fuller Rowley (1704 - 1741)[1]

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 MacGunnigle, Bruce Campbell. Mayflower Families through Five Generations, Volume 4, Third Edition, Family of Edward Fuller, Plymouth, MA: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 2006, Vol 4 pg 18: "Two other daughters have been claimed by W.H. Fuller: Deborah Fuller b. 1869 m. John Rowley and Anne Fuller b. 1704 m. Jonathan Rowley. Neither is named in John Fuller's will nor were any LRs found to indicate a daughter's portion turned over to her husband. However their children have Edward Fuller ancestry since both John and Jonathan were sons of Moses Rowley."
  • MacGunnigle, Bruce Campbell. Mayflower Families through Five Generations, Volume 4, Third Edition, Family of Edward Fuller, Plymouth, MA: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 2006, pp 17-9
  • Genealogical Notes of Barnstable Families. Amos Otis. F.B & F. Barnstable, Mass, 1888-90 (republished Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1979)
  • U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970. Ancestry.com
  • American Marriages Before 1699 Author: Ancestry.com Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1997.Original data - Clemens, William Montgomery.
  • "Genealogy of some of the Descendants of Edward Fuller" by William Hyslop Fuller, 1908 Compiled by Steve Fowler
  • Find a Grave, database and images (accessed 9 October 2020), memorial page for John “Little John” Fuller (11 Jan 1656–28 Feb 1726), Find A Grave: Memorial #24802975, citing Old Cove Burying Ground, East Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by Lori Rowe (contributor 46922820) . (No gravestone photo.)


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Re: alleged daughter Anne Fuller Rowley: The Silver Book (pg. 18, Mayflower Familes Vol 4) notes that while "Anne has been claimed to be a daughter of John and Mehitable (Rowley) Fuller... she is not named in John Fuller's 1726 will and no land records have been found indicating a daughter's portion turned over to her husband." Recommend that she be detached from these parents unless some compelling evidence has been found.
posted by Judy (Flamer) Bramlage
Thanks for pointing this out, Judy. Do any of our profile managers or other interested parties have any more recent peer-reviewed sources to supply for Anne Fuller as a daughter? We have previously removed the daughter Deborah in a similar case. Any disagreements in removing her, and if so, please supply sources.
posted by Bobbie (Madison) Hall
Fuller-6451 and Fuller-47 appear to represent the same person because: Duplicate
posted by Mary (Spradley) Morken
As weird as it sounds, should it be noted that John Fuller is a shared ancestor of both Amelia Earhart and Jeffrey Dahmer? Confirmed through Connector.
posted by Steven Greenwood
I agree she should be disconnected. I have added bio and Sources to Deborah. The specific birth date that was on her profile (19 May 1689) belongs to her sister Thankful.
posted by Anne B
Re: alleged daughter Deborah Fuller Rowley: The Silver Book (pp. 105-106; per NEHGS) notes that while "Deborah has been claimed to be a daughter of John and Mehitable (Rowley) Fuller... she is not named in John Fuller's 1726 will and no land records have been found indicating a daughter's portion turned over to her husband." A knowledgeable comment on her FindAGrave page ([1]) adds that she's not shown baptized as are her siblings, and she's not mentioned in any of their wills. Recommend that she be detached from these parents unless some compelling evidence has been found. (I also have yet to find a primary source for the birth date & location given in her profile.)
posted by Christopher Childs
Fuller-5505 and Fuller-47 appear to represent the same person because: Same name, same parents, similar dates
posted by Bob Tonsmeire
Fuller-4195 and Fuller-47 appear to represent the same person because: Same name, same parents, similar dates
posted by Bob Tonsmeire
Fuller-5505 and Fuller-4195 appear to represent the same person because: Same name, same parents, similar dates
posted by Bob Tonsmeire

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