Biography of John J. Fulton
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Fulton, John J., Waddington, was born in Waddington, August 2, 1855. His father, James H., was the son of John Fulton, a native of Ireland, where he was educated and resided until forty years of age, when he came to the United States, and after a time came to Waddington, and was engaged to assist in looking after the business of Judge Ogden. He was a surveyor, and assisted in survey in the town of Waddington. He married Polly, daughter of Peter Aldridge, of Waddington, and had three sons and three daughters, of whom there are now living: Mrs. Fackrell, of Ogdensburg; Mrs. Cummings, of Waddington, and William W. Fuhon, of Ogdensburg. He died in 1863, and his wife in 1879. James R. Fulton was born October 14, 1814, in Waddington. He learned the millwright trade, and followed it as a life occupation. He and a Mr. Wood for sometime owned a mill in Waddington. He purchased a farm in Waddington village, and now owned by John J. He was a member of the Waddington Lodge, No. 393, F. & A. M. He and wife were members of the Episcopal church, He died January 17, 1864, and Mrs. Fulton now resides in Waddington. He married March 11, 1839, Rhoda, daughter of Reuben Smith, of Brimfield, Mass., who was born February 22, 1779. His wife was Persis Hutchens, of Witherfleld, Vt., and they had four sons and five daughters. They came to Waddington, and here lived and died, he in 1838 and she in 1865. J. B. Fulton and wife had two sons and three daughters, of whom one son, John J., is now living. The latter was reared and educated in Waddington. His father dying when John was in his ninth year, he was soon compelled to take charge of the farm, which he has always managed very successfully. He has been a temperance man, and a member of various temperance organizations. He has made many improvements about the farm, on which dairying is the principal feature. December 20, 1876, he married Isabel A., daughter of Walter and Janet (Porteous) Young, and they have had three children: Edith M., Lottie I, and William J. In politics Mr. Fulton is independent, and he and wife are 'member of the Presbyterian church of Waddington.

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