Wayne County West Virginia Biography of Hon. Albert C. FULKERSON


         Honorable Albert C. FULKERSON is a native of Piketon, Pike county, Kentucky, born August 1, 1850, but by descent, both on the paternal and maternal sides, belongs to some of the first families of Virginia. On his father's side he is allied with the Hughs and Martin families, and on his mother's side with the Mims and Masseys. Joseph Fulkerson, his grandfather, emigrated to Wayne county from Patrick county, Virginia, about the year 1800, and his father, Martin Fulkerson, was born in this county, January 15, 1818. Martin Fulkerson married Elizabeth Anna Mims, who was born in Piketon. Pike county, Kentucky, January 12, 1831. She was a granddaughter of Peter Lear, one of the pioneers of Wayne county, who settled here about 1797, coming from Patrick county, Virginia.

         In Lawrence county, Kentucky, on September 14, 1872, Albert C. Fulkerson was united in marriage with Nannie Smith and they have three children: Martin Mims, born June 27, 1873; and Clara Elizabeth, December 16, 1876; Mary Florence, February 4, 1881. The wife of Mr. Fulkerson was born in Lawrence county, Kentucky, October 15, 1850, a daughter of Edmund McGinnis Smith, born June 6, 1820, in Centerville, Wayne county, and Jane (Curnutt) Smith, born near Gavitts Shoals, Lawrence county, Kentucky, February 9, 1826. Martin Fulkerson died in Hutchinson, McLeod county, Minnesota, March 11, 1865, and his widow died at Catlettsburg, Kentucky, March 11, 1868. In 1872 Albert C. Fulkerson made his home in Wayne county, engaging in cattle grazing and the practice of his profession, attorney-at-law. He has been chosen by the people as their representative in the legislature of West Virginia for three successive sessions, beginning in 1879. He has stood first among the statesmen of West Virginia since he entered public life, and a brilliant future awaits him. Fort Gay, Butler district, Wayne county, West Virginia, is his post office address.


    Submitted by Marilyn Gouge and extracted from Hardesty's Historical and Geographical Encyclopedia, Wayne County, WV, Biographies List, 1884.

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