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Robert Thomas Fuller

Robert Thomas Fuller
Robert Thomas Fuller and Agnes Bolling Smith
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  • Born 1821 Leasburg, Caswell County
  • Lawyer
  • Judge
  • Planter
  • Died 1904 Arkansas

Biographical Sketch

Fuller, Robert Thomas (b. ca. 1824), attorney, circuit judge, and planter, was born at Leasburg, Caswell County. He was graduated from The University of North Carolina in 1844 and studied law. Beginning about 1850 he was a practicing attorney in Arkansas for more than forty year. Fuller settled at Princeton, Ark., in Dallas County and never relocated. His interests included Whig politics and his 2,300-acre plantation with twenty-three slaves. When Arkansas's first Secession Convention met on 4 Mar. 1861, the day of Abraham Lincoln's inauguration, Fuller was among the delegates who opposed secession. On 6 May 1861, however, after Fort Sumter, he joined those in the second convention who voted for secession and thereafter gave his firm support to the Confederacy. After the war he served as a state circuit court judge.

Fuller married Agnes B. Smith, the daughter of Dr. W. F. Smith, a physician. They had six children: J. W., Robert C., Alex J., Samuel G., Agnes, and Thomas F.

From DICTIONARY OF NORTH CAROLINA BIOGRAPHY, Volumes 1-7, edited by William S. Powell. Copyright © 1979-1996 by the University of North Carolina Press. Used by permission of the publisher.


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