Fuller, Moses K. (History - 1840)






 ----Source: 1891 History of Clark and Jackson Co., Wisconsin, pg. 166

MOSES K. FULLER, a prosperous farmer, residing on section 26, Hixton Township, Jackson County, Wisconsin, was born in the town of Jay, Oxford County, Maine, August 17, 1840. His parents, Consider and Mary (Knox) Fuller, were also natives of Maine. The father was born April 28, 1808, and the mother April 26, 1816 both still survive, and live with our subject in Jackson County, Wisconsin. They emigrated to Illinois in the year 1844, and settled in Mercer County there they remained until 1859, when they came to Jackson County, Wisconsin, and settled where Sechlerville now stands at the end of three years they removed to the farm now occupied by Moses K. Fuller. There were thirteen children in the family: Azubah, Caroline, Moses K., Amanda, Adelia A., Susana, Hiram, Almeda, Eleanora and Benjamin grew to maturity. The father was married first to Miss Azubah Caswill, of Maine, by whom he had one child, Mary Jane.

Moses K. grew to manhood on a farm in Illinois, and passed his youth in the occupation incident to the clearing and cultivation of a wild tract of land. It was in 1860 that he came to Jackson County, Wisconsin. Four years later we find him enlisted as a private in company, Fourteenth Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry. He served until the declaration of peace as a soldier in the Western Army under General Sherman. He was in the battles of Resace, Altoona Pass, Kenesaw Mountain, Atlanta, Nashville and Franklin. He was never wounded or taken prisoner, but owing to exposure and privation he lost his health, and is now liberally pensioned by the Government. He was honorably discharged October 19, 1865, at Mobile, Alabama. He then returned to Jackson County, where he resumed the more peaceful pursuit of agriculture. He owns 120 acres of land in Hixton Township, and by energy and good management he has placed eighty acres under good cultivation. The people of the township have testified to the confidence they have in Mr. Fuller by calling him to fill the various local offices he has ever proved worthy of the trust reposed in him. Politically he is identified with the Republican party. He is a member of the P. C. Judkins Post, No. 87, at Alma Center, Wisconsin.

Mr. Fuller was joined in marriage March 17, 1867, to Miss Elizabeth A. Brown, of Back River Falls, Wisconsin. Mrs. Fuller was born at Kalamazoo, Michigan, December 8, 1848, and is a daughter of Elijah B. and Lucinda (Overcracker) Brown. Eleven children are the fruit of this union: Harris, Elsworth, Ruth, Ernest, Susan B., Consider, Elijah, Laura L. and Moses P. Ernest, Laura and three infants are deceased. Ruth married William Halford, of Jackson County, Wisconsin. Mrs. Fuller passed from this life to her eternal rest October 7, 1890, deeply mourned by her family and a large circle of acquaintances.



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