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Joseph Thomas Fuller

Joseph Thomas Fuller

Male 1869 - 1950  (81 years)

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  • Name Joseph Thomas Fuller  [1, 2
    Born 4 Nov 1869  Malvern, Hot Springs County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Died 28 Nov 1950  Rosevine, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Buried Rosevine Cemetery, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • At the time of the 1900 census, he was living between his older brother William and his wife's parents, John and Jane Fullen.

      The following obituary was published regarding the death of Joseph Fuller:

      Funeral services for Joseph Thomas Fuller, 81, were held at the Church of God at Rosevine, Thursday, November 30 at 2:00 o'clock. He died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Grover Eddings, in Rosevine on Tuesday, November 28 at 7:00 pm after a prolonged illness.

      Services were conducted by Rev. C.S. Singleton officiating and assisted by Rev. Clarence Howell. Burial was in the Rosevine cemetery under the direction of the Wyman Roberts Funeral Home.

      Mr. Fuller moved to Texas at the age of two. He was born at Malvern, Arkansas November 4, 1869. He was married to Alice Pointer March 27, 1917. He had been a member of the Church of God for the past 37 years.

      Surviving are: wife, Mrs. Alice Fuller; four daughters: Mrs. V.E. McLemore of San Augustine, Mrs. Grover Eddings of Rosevine. Mrs. O.H. Williams of East Bernard, Mrs. W.D. Cousins of Sarepta, LA; two step daughters Mrs. Denton Kerr of Houston, Mrs. Hamp Woods of San Augustine; three sons L.A. of Hemphill, Herman of Rosevine and J.S. of San Antonio, five step-sons: Enlow Birdwell of San Augustine, Estes Birdwell of Chinquapin, Oscar Birdwell of San Augustine, W.M. Pointer of Big Lake and M.B. Pointer of Corpus Christi;  23 grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren, 29 step grandchildren, and seven great-great grandchildren.

      Pallbearers were: Dale Tisdale, Buddy Pointer, Fred Ellison, Elo Finderson, Henry Marshburn and Louis McDonald.
    • (Research):
      Census Information:

      1900 Census
      Texas, Sabine County, JP 6
      Enumerated 9 Jun 1900
      SD 8 ED 70 Sheet 6B
      99-99
      Fuller, Joseph Head W M Sept 1870 29 M 11 Ark Ark Ark Farmer
      Fuller, Ola Wf W F Feb 1874 26 m 11 7/6 Tx Tx Tx
      Fuller, Alonzo Son W M July 1890 9 S Tx Ark Tx
      Fuller, Nina Dau W F Nov 1891 8 S Tx Ark Tx
      Fuller, Price Son W M Feb 1894 6 S Tx Ark Tx
      Fuller, Brooks Son W M Mar 1895 5 S Tx Ark Tx
      Fuller, Ethel Dau W F Feb 1897 3 Tx Ark Tx
      Fuller, Bertha Dau W F Feb 1900 5/12 Tx Ark Tx

      1910 Federal Census
      Texas, Sabine, Precinct No. 6
      Enumerated 11 May 1910 Fred Berryman
      SD 2, ED 122, Stamped 148
      215-215
      Fuller, Joe T Head M W 40 M2 0 Ark Ga Ga Farming
      Fuller, Blanche Wife F W 28 M2 0 4/4 Tx Tx Tx
      Fuller, Alonzo A Son M W 19 S Tx Ark Tx Farming At home
      Fuller, Price J Son M W 17 S Tx Ark Tx
      Fuller, John B Son M W 15 S Tx Ark Tx
      Fuller, Ethel Dtr F W 13 S Tx Ark Tx
      Fuller, Bertha Dtr F W 10 S Tx Ark Tx
      Fuller, Tera M Dtr F W 8 S Tx Ark Tx
      Fuller, Herman Son M W 6 S Tx Ark Tx
      Birdwell, Vertie O Step Dtr F W 5 S Tx Tx Tx
      Birdwell, Oscar E Step Son M W 2 S Tx Tx Tx

      1920 Census
      Texas, Sabine County, Justice Precinct 6
      Enumerated 2 January 1920 by Jesse L. Mosley
      SD 326 ED 173 Sheet 1A
      3-3
      Fuller, Joseph Hd M W 50 M Ark Ga Ga Farmer
      Fuller, Alice J Wife F W 35 M Tx Tenn Tex
      Fuller, Bertha L Dtr F W 19 S Tx Ark Tx Teacher
      Fuller, Tera M Str F W 12 S Tx Ark Tx
      Fuller, Herman J Son M W 16 Tx Ark Tx Farm Laborer
      Fuller, Jos S Son M W 8 S Tx Akr Tx
      Pointer, Edna A StepDtr F W 18 S Tx Tx Tx
      Pointer, Mannie Stepson M W 8 S Tx Tx Tx
    • (Medical):arteriosclerosis, Rheumatoid arhritis
    Person ID I124  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2014 

    Father John Brooks Fuller,   b. Abt 1831, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Mar 1870, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 39 years) 
    Mother Mary A. Watson,   b. Abt 1834, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Feb 1874, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 40 years) 
    Married 9 Dec 1852  Meriwether County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Per the Fuller Genealogical Data Base maintained by John Beattie Fuller of Morgantown, GA, John B. Fuller married Mary A. Watson on 9 December 1852. The names match the information on the death certificates of Joseph Thomas Fuller and Fannie Ola Fuller Burkhalter.

      The record below is from Meriwether County, Vital Records, Marriages-Bride 1851-1875 Source: ftp://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/ga/meriwether/vitals/marriages/mwtrbrd.txt

      FULLERJOHNB9-Dec1852WATSONMARYA

      Other WATSON Brides during that time period. This doesn't appear to list either of her sisters listed on the 1850 census.

      PARTRIDGE CHARLES 15-Jul1868 WATSON ANN
      STRICKLAND E 28-Mar1868 WATSON BETTY
      STROZIER GEORGE 13-Feb1869WATSON DILLA
      BELLARC H 26-Dec1875WATSON EASLEY
      PERKINSON JOHN D 20-Dec1860 WATSON GEORGIA A
      ROSSER WILSON 1-Jan1873 WATSON HANNAH
      HAYSBUCK S 23-Dec1870 WATSON LINA
      DARDIN FRANKLIN A 5-Dec1858 WATSON MARGARET
      GILLOLVIN H 22-Jun1856 WATSON MARYANN
      GATES GEORGE 18-Sep1870 WATSON SUSAN
    Documents
    Fuller, John B. and Mary A. Watson Marriage Record, December 1852
    Fuller, John B. and Mary A. Watson Marriage Record, December 1852
    Copy the marriage record of John B. Fuller to Mary A. Watson, dated December 1852, in Meriwether County, Georgia, Book B, Page 115
    Family ID F101  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Viola "Ola" Fullen,   b. 29 Feb 1872, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Mar 1907, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years) 
    Married 22 May 1889  Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5, 6
    • J.T. Fuller and Viola Fullen were married by S.D. Harp, J.P. Beat No 6, Sabine County, Texas on May 22, 1889. A copy of their marriage certificate was filed on the 8th day of June, 1889 by W.T. Arnold, County Clerk for Sabine County.

      In his "Farm Corner" column (clipping not dated), Joe Combs wrote:  "Recently (I) had the pleasure of meeting Lonzo A. Fuller of Hemphill. He was at the desk of Otis A. Fullen, president of the Security State Bank. The thought occurred that changing the last letter of either name would change the name to either Fuller or Fullen. Being a little curious a few questions were asked, and it developed that Mr. Fuller and Mr. Fullen are related. "Yes," said Mr. Fullen, "we came from the same stock. In fact, Mr. Fuller's great grandfather was also my great grandfather. Right there the Fullers and the Fullens got mixed up in such a way that most of them in the Hemphill region are kinfolk." Mr. Fullen explained further that one of the families often became enamored of one of the other families, and a marriage took place. The fact that only one letter of the alphabet had to be changed to make the bride's name fit that of the groom's may or may not have had its influence upon courtships. Mr. Fuller is a builder in the Hemphill region, and also does some farming. He said that his great grandfather was somewhat of a builder also. He says the first house ever built in Sabine County that had a brick chimney was built by great grandfather Fuller sometime about 1840.  "That old house just wouldn't fall down," says Mr. Fuller, "and fire finally had to get rid of it. And as proof of the quality put in brick chimneys of that day, the old chimney is still standing as a silent reminder of a day that is gone." Note: Since John Fuller didn't move to Sabine County until 1870, it is most likely that it was Lonzo's other great grandfather John/James? Fullen who built the above mentioned house in 1840...proof that those pesky "n's" and "r's" are indeed easily confused.

      Joe and Viola Fuller had eight children before Viola died in 1907. Joe married twice more, to Blanche Birdwell (a widow with children). Blanche and Joe had two children of their own before she died.  Joe's final marriage was to Alice Pointer, also a widow with children, in 1917. He and Alice were married for over 30 years until his death.
    Children 
     1. Alonzo Alkony Fuller,   b. 1 Jul 1890, Rosevine, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Dec 1967, Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     2. Nina Ophelia Fuller,   b. 15 Sep 1891, Rosevine, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jul 1980, Lufkin, Angelina County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     3. Price Joseph Fuller,   b. 16 Feb 1893, Rosevine, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Nov 1912, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 19 years)
     4. Brooks John Fuller,   b. 1 Mar 1895, Rosevine, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1918, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 23 years)
     5. Ethel Arlie Fuller,   b. 11 Feb 1897, Rosevine, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Aug 1981, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     6. Bertha Lena Fuller,   b. 23 Jan 1900, Rosevine, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Apr 1989, Georgetown, Williamson County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     7. Tera Mary Fuller,   b. 13 Jan 1902, Rosevine, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Sep 1988, Waco, McLennan County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     8. James Herman Fuller,   b. 17 Dec 1903, Rosevine, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Aug 1970, San Augustine, San Augustine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
    Documents
    Fullen, Viola and Joseph Thomas Fuller Marriage License, May 1889
    Fullen, Viola and Joseph Thomas Fuller Marriage License, May 1889
    Issued in Sabine County, Texas
    Last Modified 9 Dec 2006 
    Family ID F52  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Blanche Henley,   b. 16 Aug 1881, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 May 1914, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years) 
    Married 18 Mar 1910  Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Joe S. Fuller,   b. 20 Mar 1910, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Sep 1987, Rosevine, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     2. Clara Fuller,   b. 21 Sep 1912,   d. 8 Aug 1915  (Age 2 years)
    Last Modified 26 Sep 2012 
    Family ID F121  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Alice Josie Holland,   b. 14 Apr 1881, Johnson County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Oct 1963, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 27 Mar 1917  Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Photos
    Fuller, Joseph Thomas ca 1920 with his third wife, Alice Holland, the widow Pointer
    Fuller, Joseph Thomas ca 1920 with his third wife, Alice Holland, the widow Pointer
    Joseph Thomas Fuller, with his third wife, Alice (Holland). Both Joe and Alice were widowed at the time of their marriage in 1917.
    Fuller, Joseph Thomas ca 1940's with wife Alice
    Fuller, Joseph Thomas ca 1940's with wife Alice
    Joe with his third wife, Alice Holland Pointer
    Last Modified 9 Dec 2006 
    Family ID F122  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 4 Nov 1869 - Malvern, Hot Springs County, Arkansas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 22 May 1889 - Sabine County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 18 Mar 1910 - Sabine County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 27 Mar 1917 - Sabine County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 28 Nov 1950 - Rosevine, Sabine County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Rosevine Cemetery, Sabine County, Texas Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Fuller, Joseph Thomas ca 1910
    Fuller, Joseph Thomas ca 1910
    B. 1869 Arkansas D. 1950 Texas
    Joe Fuller was the youngest of John and Mary Fuller's eight children. He was orphaned when he was five, being taken care of thereafter by his siblings. He was also twice widowed. At the time of his death in 1950, he was survived by his third wife, seven children, seven step-children, and more than 50 grandchildren and step-grandchildren.
    _Fuller, Joseph Thomas
    _Fuller, Joseph Thomas
    Widower of Viola Fullen and Blanche Holland Birdwell; Survived by his third wife Alice Henley Pointer

    B. 1869 Arkansas D. 1950 Texas
    Fuller, Joseph Thomas ca 1910-1920 with church group?
    Fuller, Joseph Thomas ca 1910-1920 with church group?
    Joseph Fuller lived in the Rosevine community of Sabine County, Texas. This picture appears to have been taken between 1910 and 1920. This very possibly could be a church group photo. Joe and his family attended the Church of God in Rosevine. He is seated, fourth from the left (the gentleman with the light grey mustasche). The identities of the others in this photo is unknown.

    PLEASE HELP US IDENTIFY THE OTHER PEOPLE IN THIS PHOTO.
    Fuller Dogtrot Home, Sabine County, Texas ca 1916
    Fuller Dogtrot Home, Sabine County, Texas ca 1916
    This home was originally Joseph Thomas Fuller's family home, and was later owned by Donley Fuller. In this photo, Joe can be seen standing on the front porch (left), along with Joe Fuller Jr, Herman Fuller, Bertha Fuller, Brooks Fuller, Tera Fuller, Ethel (Fuller) EDDINGS and Grover Eddings.
    Fuller, Joseph Thomas ca 1916 and family
    Fuller, Joseph Thomas ca 1916 and family
    Joe can be seen standing on the front porch (left) of this dog trot home, along with his children Joe S. Fuller, Herman Fuller, Bertha Fuller, Brooks Fuller, Tera Fuller, Ethel (Fuller) EDDINGS and son-in-law, Grover Eddings. Joe had been predeceased by two wives, as well as by son Price and daughter Clara. His eldest son and daughter, Lonzo FULLER and Nina (Fuller) McLEMORE, were living away from home, with their respective spouse and therefore not pictured.
    Fuller, Joseph Thomas and Family, Rosevine, Texas, 1940's
    Fuller, Joseph Thomas and Family, Rosevine, Texas, 1940's
    back, l to r, Lonzo Fuller, Nina McLemore, Ethel Eddings, Bertha Williams, Tera Cousins, Herman Fuller, and Edna Pointer
    front, Alice Holland Pointer Fuller and her husband, Joseph Thomas Fuller
    Church of God Congregants-1949, Rosevine, Sabine County, Texas
    Church of God Congregants-1949, Rosevine, Sabine County, Texas
    The congregation of the Rosevine Church of God, ca 1949

    Documents
    Fuller, Joseph Thomas, Texas Death Certificate
    Fuller, Joseph Thomas, Texas Death Certificate
    Texas Death Certificate filed in November, 1950

    Headstones
    Fuller, Joseph Thomas
    Fuller, Joseph Thomas

  • Sources 
    1. [S418] Texas Department of Health, Death Certificate.

    2. [S461] White & Toole, "Sabine County Historical Sketches and Genealogical Records" c. 1972, p 75 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S236] Obituary for Fuller, Joseph Thomas Fuller (undated, unsourced newspaper clipping).

    4. [S346] Sanders, J.B. "Index to Cemeteries of Sabine County, Texas 1836-1964", 1964, Nacogdoches, Texas.

    5. [S341] Sabine County, Texas, Marriage License.

    6. [S434] Toole, Blanche "Sabine County Marriages 1875-1900 1900-1910 Prior to 1875" c. 1983.