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Below is a family biography included in the book, The History of Putnam County, Missouri published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1888.  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 Fullen, farmer and stock raiser, is a native of England, and was born in Lancashire, February 25, 1837. His father, John Fullen, and his mother, Ann (Taylor) Fullen, were born in Ireland and England, respectively. The family emigrated to the United States in 1842, proceeding directly to Massachusetts, where the father followed his trade of block printer for several years, as he was a calico and delaine printer by trade. He moved to California from New York in 1853, where he still resides. Our subject was reared and educated in Massachusetts and New York. In 1855 he went to California, via the Isthmus and San Francisco, and remained at that place engaged in mining until 1859. He then returned via Aspinwall, the Isthmus and New York, and after traveling some time in Massachusetts, Wisconsin, and down the Mississippi River, located, in the fall of 1859, in Putnam County, Mo. In January, 1880, he moved upon his present place, first purchasing 280 acres of land, which he has improved, and to which he has added until he now owns 597 acres, 470 fenced and consisting of meadow, plow and pasture land, upon which are built comfortable outbuildings, etc. Mr. Fullen was married in Putnam County, Mo., in March, 1882, to Mrs. Elizabeth Morgan, a native of Virginia, who was reared in Ohio. Six children were born to her first union. Mr. Fullen served in the State Militia during the late war. He has been a resident, of Putnam County since first locating here, with the exception of the time taken in a trip to California in the spring of 1881. He is a successful farmer, a popular citizen and honored gentlemen.

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This family biography is one of 139 biographies included in the Putnam County, Missouri portion of the book,  The History of Adair, Sullivan, Putnam, and Schuyler Counties, Missouri published in 1888 by Goodspeed Publishing Co.  For the complete description, click here: Putnam County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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