Wayne County West Virginia Biography of Hiram FULLER


         Hiram FULLER was 9 years old when his parents, John and Selie (Anderson) Fuller, made their home in Wayne county. He was born in Pike county, Kentucky, October 30, 1841, and they made their home here in 1850. His father was born in New Garden, Russell county, Virginia, in 1817 and his mother in Pike county, Kentucky. The former died in Butler district, August 9, 1857.

         Hiram Fuller enlisted August 14, 1862, in Company H, 13th West Virginia Infantry, and received honorable discharge June 22, 1865, having taken part in the battles of Point Pleasant, Fayettsville, Lexington, the Lynchburg raid, the Winchester battle, July 24, 1864, and the engagements of Berryville and Cedar Creek, October 13 and 19, 1864. He passed through all these battles unharmed, but from exposure in the service his health became permanently impaired and he has never regained it. In Wayne county, August 11, 1866, Hiram Fuller and Martha Ann Ward were united in marriage, and their six children were born: Oliver, May 13, 1867; Thomas J., May 18, 1869; Elnora, September 3, 1874; John Wesley, November 29, 1876; Rebecca, June 25, 1879; and Lula, December 6, 1882. Harrison Ward, born in Gallia county, Ohio, and Mary Ann (Christian) Ward, born in Logan county, (then) Virginia, in 1819, were the parents of Mrs. Fuller and she was born in Wayne county on January 19, 1842. Hiram Fuller has a 50-acre farm on Gragston, with good improvements, and is much esteemed in the community in which he lives. His post office address is Round Bottom, Butler district, Wayne county, West Virginia.


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

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