Text: Periodical Standefer, Mrs. Edwin M.; Editor Williamson and Fulghum Families “Ansearchin’” News; Tennessee Genealogical Society Vol. 20, 1973 April-June 1973
Text: Book GENEALOGICAL ABSTRACTS FROM REPORTED DEATHS
Note: N2006 NOTE: THEOPHILUS WENT TO TENN. FROM NC 1799 AND SETTLED ON SPENCERS CREEK IN WILLIAMSON CO. ABOUT 1815 THEY MOVED TO DAVIDSON CO. AND A PART OF DAVIDSON WAS MADE INTO CHEATHAM CO. 1820 CENSUS DAVIDSON CO. TN. 400010-10100 1830 CENSUS DAVIDSON CO. TN. 32001-201001 1840 CENSUS DAVIDSON CO. TN. PAGE 362 1850 CENSUS DAVIDSON CO. TN. D 233-567 1860 CENSUS DAVIDSON CO., TN D-27 (MARY) 1870 CENSUS DAVIDSON CO., TN D1-477 (MARY)FROM THE BOOK "WEST NASHVILLE - ITS PEOPLE AND ENVIRONS", BY SARAH FOSTER KELLEY:
The following is transcribed from page 143 - 144 of the referenced book on the Dunn and Mays families: "Theopolis Fulghum paid taxes in 1816 on his lands near the Harpeth River in the fourteenth district of Davidson County. On February 5, 1832 he purchased some fifty-eight acres from Matthew Craddock, although he had settled the area around 1815. He had actually moved to Tennessee in 1799 and settled in Williamson County. A native of Wayne County, North Carolina. Theopolis was the son of Rayford and Winifred (Pierce) Fulghum. But his home at Dog Creek was located in that part of Davidson County that in 1856 was made a part of Cheatham County. Marriedto the former Mary Clark Williamson, Theopolis raised a large family and left descendants throughout Davidson County. He died in 1851 at the age of seventy-five years. His widow died in1878. Several of their children were Williamson Fulghum who married Marth McQuarry; Benjamin Fulghum who married Carolyn Ferebee; Thomas Fulghum who married Martha Woodward; Rayford Fulghum of Shelbyville; James H. Fulghum who married (1) Eliza Jane Ussery and (2) Mary Ussery; John Graves Fulghum; Martha Fulghum who married Phillip Williams; Nancy Fulghum who married Mr. Thedford; Thopolis Fulghum who died young; Arthur and Sally Fulhgum, twins who remained single; and possibly others."
From: Records of Davidson County Court, Minute Book B Oct. 19, 1835 – Sept. 7, 1841
Page 199, Dec. 6, 1836, Jurors report concerning the idiotcy of Henry Hite, Anna Hite & E Branham - Thomas J. Whitfield, Jarvis Jones, Martin Forhand, Sullivan W W, John C Porch, Theophiles Fulgham, Andrew Vardin, William Spence, Winson W Fulgham, Thomas Demoss, Isaac Greer & Charles Johnson Jurors summoned by an order of last court to ascertain whether or not Ellen Branham, Anna Hite & Henry Hite be lunatics or idiots, returned into court the following report, to wit.
“December 2nd, 1836. We the Jurors summoned by the order of the county court of Davidson county, at the November term, have this day examined the situation of Henry Hite, Anna Hite and Ellen Branham, and believe them not capable of managing for themselves. Also they are badly sheltered and almost without clothing, and nearly without provision. We also think their land sufficient for their support, if properly managed. We further recommend Theophiles Fulgham and William Roach Sen. as guardians for the above named persons. Given under our hands this day and date above written.”
Which report is concurred in by the court and the said Theophilus Fulgham and William Roach Sen. are appointed guardians of said idiots.
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