Ancestors of Melville Bruce Fultz



First Generation




1. Melville Bruce Fultz [2183],,1 son of Thomas Bart Fultz [23] and Sarah Ellen Seilhymer [15] was born on 2 Jan 1881 in Illinois.,2 3 4 died on 4 May 1950 in Moultrie Co., IL2 5 at age 69, and was buried in Greenhill Cemetery, Moultrie Co., IL.5

Noted events in his life were:

Military: 12 Sep 1918, Shelby Co., IL. * Melville registered for the World War 1 draft. He gave his name as Melvin Bruce Fultz and he was living in Shelbyville, Shelby County and worked as a salesman.

He appeared on the census in 1930 in Decatur, Macon Co., IL. * ED 58-18, sheet 19a, page 32

Melville married Sarah Mayme Monroe [2186] 1 [MRIN: 725] about 1909 in IL.,2 daughter of Christopher Monroe [12651] and Elizabeth Alexander [12652].

The child from this marriage was:

          i.  Dorothy B. Fultz [12650] was born about 1914 in IL.



Second Generation (Parents)



2. Thomas Bart Fultz [23],1 son of Andrew Fultz [2140] and Elizabeth Howe [2141], was born on 2 Sep 1836 in Hendricks Co., IN,2 5 6 died on 23 May 1928 in Moultrie County, IL2 5 at age 91, and was buried in Greenhill Cemetery, Moultrie Co., IL.5 7

Noted events in his life were:

He worked as a cabinetmaker and carpenter.

Military: 11 Aug 1862, The Civil War.. 8 Thomas B. joined Company E of the 12th Indiana Volunteer Infantry Regiment in Morgan Co., IN., on September 2, 1862. He participated in battles at Vicksburg, Lookout Mountain, Missionary Ridge, Kenesaw Mountain, and the Siege of Atlanta as well as a number of minor engagements. At one point he was taken prisoner and later released in a prisoner exchange. He was discharged in June of 1865 as a corporal in Washington, DC. For a portion of his enlistment he served with his brother-in-law, Benjamin Donovan.

He appeared on the census in 1870 in Richmond, Wayne Co., IN. * Page 520b

He appeared on the census in 1880 in Sullivan, Moultrie Co., IL. * ED 173, sheet 25, page 479a

He appeared on the census in 1900 in Sullivan, Moultrie Co., IL. * ED 105, sheet 6b, page 244 - Thomas' family was living next to the Henry Hampton family.

He appeared on the census in 1910 in Sullivan, Moultrie Co., IL. * ED 144, sheet 4b, page 223

Thomas married Sarah Ellen Seilhymer [15] 1 [MRIN: 8] on 11 Apr 1867 in Mooresville, Morgan Co., IN.3 9

Children from this marriage were:

          i.  Willie Fultz [2180] was born on 12 Jan 1868 in Indiana.2 and died before 1870 in IN.

         ii.  Florence Fultz [2181] was born on 27 Jul 1869 in Indiana.,5 died on 19 Feb 1896 in Moultrie Co., IL5 at age 26, and was buried in Greenhill Cemetery, Moultrie Co., IL.5

        iii.  Charles T. Fultz [3583] was born on 12 Jan 1872 in Indiana.3 and died after 1910.

         iv.  Arthur Bert Fultz [2182] was born on 30 Oct 1875 in Indiana.,2 3 5 died on 27 Mar 19642 5 at age 88, and was buried in Greenhill Cemetery, Moultrie Co., IL.5

1         v.  Melville Bruce Fultz [2183]


3. Sarah Ellen Seilhymer [15],1 daughter of William Seilhamer [7] and Julia Ann Carachner [8], was born on 16 Dec 1845 in Ohio.,5 10 11 died on 30 Oct 1912 in Sullivan, Moultrie Co., IL5 11 12 at age 66, and was buried in Greenhill Cemetery, Moultrie Co., IL.5

Sarah married Thomas Bart Fultz [23] 1 [MRIN: 8] on 11 Apr 1867 in Mooresville, Morgan Co., IN.3 9


Sources


1. GEDCOM file imported on 12 Aug 2001.

2. Fultz Genealogical Database
LDS files at familysearch.org
Contributed by Audrey Groves
agroves@net66.com.

3. Civil War Pension Files
for Thomas B. Futlz (National Archives
Washington, DC).

4. Birth Registery
Moultrie County Clerk
Sullivan, Moultrie Co., IL.

5. Headstone
Greenhill Cemetery
Sullivan, Moultrie Co., IL.

6. 1850 Federal Census
Indiana.

7. Genweb Cemetery Project
Moultrie County, Illinois.

8. Newspaper article, Sullivan Illinios
dated August 26 1927
supplied Audrey Groves
912 Daggy St.
Tuscola, Il 61953.

9. Copy of Marriage License (Supplied by Indiana Historical Society), Morgan County.

10. 1850 Federal Census
Ohio.

11. Death Registery
Moultrie County Clerk
Sullivan, Moultrie Co., IL.

12. Civil War pension Files
for Benjamin C. Donovan (National Archives
Washington, DC).