Facts and Events
William Fulton was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Will of William Fulton
The will of William Fulton does not mention the name of his son John nor his daughter Sarah, but the wills of his other two sons, William, Jr. and Hugh clearly states that John is their brother. Also Sarah's husband, James Strong and married children moved in with Hugh, William, and Martha and were apparently living there in 1850 with no sign of Sarah indicating that she was a deceased member of the family and that her family was taken in and cared for by her brothers and sister, although perhaps, somewhat grudgingly, as they clearly indicated they had given them all they deserved and the balance of the estate was to go to Harvey Fulton and John's children.
WILL OF WILLIAM FULTON
- In the name of God Amen, I, William FULTON of the county of Augusta and State of Virginia being sick and weak of body, but of sound mind and perfect memory and knowing my mortality that it appointed for all men once to die do make this my last will in manner and form following, that is to say principally I recommend my soul to God who gave it and my body I commit to the dust to be buried in a Christian manner at the Discretion of my Executors and as touching such worldly estate wherewithal it hath pleased God to help me, I leave and bequeath as follows: I leave and bequeath to my two sons Hugh and William my tract or parcel of land on which I now live,to them their heirs and assigns I order them to maintain and take care of my well beloved wife her life, I also order them to take care of my four daughters, Mary, Elizabeth, Martha and Jane; likewise my son David while they live together. I order the most of my personal property to be divided amongst my children (at the discretion of Executors according to the necessity of my children.) I constitute and appoint my wife Margaret Executrix and my two sons Hugh and William Executors of my last will and do authorize them to dispose and make sale of any of the personal property at their direction for the use of my family and to make distribution of the rest of my effects not here bequeathed amongst my children as they think most proper and I do hereby revoke and disannul all other wills or bequeaths by me at any time made or done and I so ratifice and confirm this and no other to be my last will and testament in witness whereof hereunto set my hand and seal this 9th February 1802.
- William X FULTON
- William McKee
- Joseph Beard
- Seawright Wood
- At court held for Augusta County on Monday the 28th day of June 1802, this last will and testament of William FULTON, deceased was proved by the oaths of William McKee and Joseph Beard, two of the witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. And again at a court hearing held for the same county on Monday the ? day of February 1803, on the motion of Margaret FULTON Executrix and Hugh and William FULTON the Executors named in this last will and testament of William FULTON deceased who made oath according to law together with Thomas FULTON, other action was taken.
Records of William Fulton in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Vol. 1 - 1755-6-7. - Inquest, 22d January, 1757, on John McCutchan, before Patrick Martin, acting coroner. Was accidentally killed by a tree falling on him. James Clark, Jr., William Clark, William Fulton, James Risk, Mathew Willson, Patrick Martin, Samuel McCutchan, James McCutchan, John Peny (?), John Risk, William Berry, James Trotter, Robert Campbell, George Berry, John Clark, James Clark (Sen.?), James McCleery, Hugh Fulton.