Biography of John H. Fuller
Madison County, NY Biographies





Fuller, John H., who died in New Woodstock, June 7, 1890, on his eighty first birthday. was for a number of years one of the leading business men and representative farmers of the vicinity. He was born in the town of Nelson, near the Cazenovia line, June 7, 1810, a son of Ebenezer and Hannah (Howe) Fuller. His father was a native of Connecticut and an early settler of Nelson, where he purchased a farm which became known as the Fuller farm and remained in possession of the family until its recent purchase by Seymour Holmes. John H. spent his boyhood upon this farm and obtained his education in the schools of the vicinity. He was possessed of much natural business ability and early began the business of buying live stock and wool, which he followed all his life. For over thirty years he was associated in this business with Wells Richmond, and they annually bought thousands of dollars worth of live stock and large quantities of wooL Mr. Fuller was a Republican in politics, but never held a public office, although his friends often endeavored to persuade him to do so. He was a man of the strictest integrity and had a pleasing manner and disposition, which won for him many warm friends. He was twice married, first to Wilhemina, daughter of Thomas Tucker of Cazenovia, and they had one daughter who died in infancy. His second wife was Susan Gardner, daughter of Dwight Gardner of De Ruyter. They had three children, all deceased. In 1854 Mr. Fuller adopted Ella S. Ham, a niece of his first wife, who was only one year old. She always lived in his family until she married Irving A. Savage of New Woodstock in 1874. Mr. and Mrs. Savage and their two children, Carrol H. and Laura I., are now living in Syracuse.

FROM:
Our County and it's people
A Descriptive and Biographical Record of
Madison County, New York
Edited by: John E. Smith
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1890


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