of Wood County, Ohio

Joseph Fuller was born about 1786 and Molly, his wife about 1781. They were the parents of Polly G. Fuller who married A Elisha Calkins. Polly was born in Bristol County, Massachusetts about 1803. The family removed to Lysander, New York on or before 1828 which is the year Polly and Elisha Calkins married. To date, I have not traced either Joseph or Molly Fuller to determine their ancestry.

It is apparent that Joseph and Molly removed to Freedom Township, Wood County, Ohio at the same time as their son-in-law, A. Elisha Calkins, and daughter, about 1835. In the book, “A Historical and Biographical Record of Wood County, Ohio,” published by J.H. Beers in 1897, there are a number of listings for Joseph Fuller. From page 257-258, “An Old Grist Mill--The Joseph Fuller gristmill was introduced as early as 1835, where H. Schermeyer resided fifty years later. One barrel of flour or corn meal--or, rather, crushed wheat and corn--was its capacity per day. It contained one run of stone made of a large ‘hard head’ halved, which Mr. Fuller himself dressed. It was run by ‘muscle power’ that operated two wooden cranks, which turned two belts that were so geared by wood work that they ran the stone. It was used by settlers for many miles around, and those who used it were compelled to grind their own grist, and pay toll in the bargain.”

Two Fuller boys are listed as students in the first school in the township which was, “raised at the Forks in 1835”--Asa and Albert Fuller. Joseph and his son, Joseph Fuller, Jr. are among those men aged twenty-one years and over that resided in Freedom Township, Wood County, Ohio in 1839.

Joseph died on February 20, 1847 at the age of sixty-one and Molly on August 20, 1865 at the age of eighty-four. Both are buried in the Eisenhour Cemetery located outside of Pemberville, Ohio. Joseph Fuller has a War of 1812 marker beside his tombstone and a listing on page 141 of “A Historical and Biographical Record of Wood County, Ohio.”

Known children of Joseph and Molly Fuller

  1. POLLY G. FULLER b. April 21, 1803 in Massachusetts d. January 22, 1881 in Pemberville, Ohio married A. ELISHA CALKINS on December 28, 1828.
  2. Livie Fuller
  3. Sarah Fuller
  4. Betsey Fuller
  5. Joseph Fuller, Jr.
  6. Eliza Fuller
  7. Azel (Asa) Fuller
  8. Laura Fuller
  9. Albert Fuller

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