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Fuller, George A., was born in Philadelphia, July 23, 1867, a son of Loren and Betsey (Clark) Fuller. Loren Fuller, father of George A., was born in Saratoga county September 20, 1818, and came to Leray in 1830, remaining there only a few months, after which he removed to Philadelphia with his father, Almon Fuller, and settled on 150 acres which is now part of the home farm owned by George A. Almon Fuller and Lois Thatcher, his wife, were born in the town of Gaiway, Saratoga county, and died in Philadelphia. They had eight children, four Sons and four daughters, only two of whom are now living. Almon Fuller lived on the homestead all his life and died September 3, 1867. Loren Fuller spent all his life on the home farm and was a successful farmer, having added to the original farm from time to time until at the time of his death it contained 315 acres. He also owned another farm near Philadelphia of 120 acres. In politics Loren Fuller was a Democrat and held many offices in the town, among which was supervisor and school commissioner. He represented the town on the Board of Supervisors from 1866 to 1873. Betsey Fuller, wife of Loren Fuller, now lives in Philadelphia. Two children were born to Loren and Betsey Fuller: Bessie M., who lives with her mother in Philadelphia, and George A., who lives on the homestead. George A. was educated in the common schools and at Ives Seminary and Potsdam Normal School. After leaving school he followed teaching for some time until the death of his father in 1888, when he assumed the management of the farm and has followed that occupation ever since. On. this farm a dairy of forty cows is kept and this is the principal part of the farm work, although some hay and grain is raised for sale. In 1888 he married Hattie M., daughter of John D. Randall of Black River, N. Y., and they have one son, Glenn Loren, born December 2, 1891. Mr. Fuller is a member of Philadelphia Lodge No. 690, I. O. O. F., and Philadelphia Grange. In politics he is a Democrat and was a candidate for member of assembly in 1897, but was defeated, his party being largely in the minority. He has been noble grand in the I. O. O. F., and is now master of Philadelphia Grange.

Our County and it's people
a descriptive work on Jefferson County, New York
Edited by: Edgar C. Emerson
The Boston History Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1898