Biographical Sketch of John W. Fulcher

JOHN W. FULCHER was born September 13, 1826, in Goochland County, Va.; removed with his parents to Lexington, Ky., in 1831, and to Todd County in 1832, where he still resides. His father, Dr. Alexander Fulcher, was born in Richmond, Va., 1791; was a soldier in the war of 1812, and died at this place in 1853., He was the son of Philip Fulcher, of Virginia, who served seven years in the war of Independence, and died about 1828. Alexander’s wife was Sallie B., daughter of Tavnor W. Wisdom, of Spottsylvania County, Va., born in 1796, and died in 1873. To them were born: Joseph J., Emily W., George W., subject, Lucy A. (Fulcher), Caroline A. (Nelson) and Alexander. Subject’s education was limited, but he has greatly improved his opportunities by constant reading. He was married, October 15, 1850, to Miss Lizzie H., daughter of Edward C. and Lucy G. (Wisdom) Humber, of Montgomery County, Tenn. He has 214 acres of good land, in a high state of cultivation. In religion he is a Baptist, and politically was an Old-Line Whig.

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