Biography of Henry Fults
Steuben County, NY Biographies





Fults, Henry, was born in Chenango county, N. Y., January 7, 1849, a son of Nelson and Mary E. (Brown) Fults, natives of Herkimer county, N. Y., and Connecticut, town of Brookline, respectively. The grandfather, Jacob Fults, was a native of Germany and came to Herkimer county in the early days, where remained until 1829, when he removed to Morris, Otsego county, where he died. The maternal grandfather, Rufus Brown was a native of Connecticut and died in Otsego county, N. Y. His wife, Mary Williams, was also born in Connecticut. The maternal grandfather of Mary E. Fults, William Williams, was one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. Nelson Fults settled and cleared the farm, where Henry now lives, dying there June 27, 1885. Henry Fults was educated in the Woodhull Academy. His first wife was Rachel Sanford, who died in January, 1880, leaving one child, May C., born in 1876. In November, 1883, Mr. Fults married Bertha Anna Dorathy, of Wayne, Steuben county, N. Y. She was a daughter of M. J. and Mary (Sullivan) Dorathy, natives of Canada and Ireland, respectively. Mr. Dorathy served three years in the late war and was wounded; and died in a few weeks after being discharged from disease in 1864. His widow now resides in Canisteo.

From:
Landmarks of Steuben County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Harlo Hakes
Assisted by: L. C. Aldrich and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1896


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