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Below is a family biography included in County of Todd, Kentucky, Historical and Biographical edited by William Henry Perrin and published by F. A. Battey Publishing Co. in 1884.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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JOHN W. FULCHER was born September 13, 1826, in Goochland County, Va.; removed with his parents to Lexington, Ky., in 1831, and to Todd County in 1832, where he still resides. His father, Dr. Alexander Fulcher, was born in Richmond, Va., 1791; was a soldier in the war of 1812, and died at this place in 1853. He was the son of Philip Fulcher, of Virginia, who served seven years in the war of Independence, and died about 1828. Alexander’s wife was Sallie B., daughter of Tavnor W. Wisdom, of Spottsylvania County, Va., born in 1796, and died in 1873. To them were born: Joseph J., Emily W., George W., subject, Lucy A. (Fulcher), Caroline A. (Nelson) and Alexander. Subject’s education was limited, but he has greatly improved his opportunities by constant reading. He was married, October 15, 1850, to Miss Lizzie H., daughter of Edward C. and Lucy G. (Wisdom) Humber, of Montgomery County, Tenn. He has 214 acres of good land, in a high state of cultivation. In religion he is a Baptist, and politically was an Old-Line Whig.

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This family biography is one of 200 biographies included in The History of Todd County, Kentucky published in 1884.  For the complete description, click here: Todd County, Kentucky History and Genealogy

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