Polly Fuller gravestone
(Photo by Vernon B. Paddock)

B. about 1787 in Canada
D. April 17, 1854 in Avon, Lake County, IL
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(NOTE: name appears on gravestone of John and Emily (Morrill) Fuller)

  • Husband: Samuel Fuller born in 1766, son of Samuel Fuller (1733-1825) and Lois (Andrews) Fuller (1744-1840); married (1) unknown; married (2) unknown; married (3) Mary “Polly” Beach possibly in 1810; Samuel died in 1844
  • Children (NOTE: based on the possibility that Polly married Samuel Fuller about 1810, and it is noted that Samuel had 19 children, the following may be the children of Polly and Samuel):
  1. Russell Fuller born January 22, 1812
  2. Sarah Fuller born January 17, 1814
  3. Samuel Fuller born March 2, 1816
  4. Phillip Fuller born June 8, 1818
  5. Lucinda (Fuller) Crawford born November 15, 1820 in New York; married Obediah H. “Obed” Crawford (1812-1894) in 1836; (NOTE: 1850 – Lucinda, Obediah and family lived in Fremont, Lake County, IL; Both of their children were born in Lake County, IL: 1860 – lived in Union Grove, Whiteside County, IL; 1870 – lived in Morristown, Rice County, MN); Lucinda died November 30, 1872 in Morristown, Rice County, MN; buried in Riverside Cemetery, Morristown, Rice County, MN
  6. Lucina (Fuller) Gray born November 15, 1820 in New York; married William M. Gray (1810-1871); (NOTE: 1850 – Lucina, William and family lived in Avon, Lake County; Several of the Gray children were born in Lake County, IL; In 1855, the Gray family moved to Waseca County, MN);  Lucina died in 1879; Lucina and William are buried in Woodville Cemetery, Waseca, Waseca County, MN
  7. Lois Fuller born August 7, 1823
  8. Eunice Fuller born November 3, 1825
  9. Elizabeth Fuller born May 17, 1828
  10. Levi Fuller born August 28, 1830
  • Step-Children (NOTE: The following children of Samuel Fuller may have been from one of his first two wives, names unknown):
  1. Judith M. Fuller born January 28, 1791; married Phillip Morrill (1782-1870); married Phillip Morrill on August 19, 1810 in Danville, Caledonia County, VT; Judith died in December 1843; Judith and Phillip are buried in Grayslake Cemetery, Grayslake, Lake County, IL
  2. William Fuller born May 28, 1793
  3. John Fuller born September 27, 1794; (POSSIBLY married (1) Ann Eggleston (1798-1834); married (2) Jane Noble (1803-1880) on January 8, 1835 in Johnsburg, Warren County, NY; John died July 3, 1866 in Johnsburg, Warren county, NY)
  4. Guy Fuller born April 6, 1796
  5. Jason Fuller born June 11, 1797
  6. Samuel Fuller born August 30, 1800; Samuel died young
  7. Luman Fuller born June 8, 1902 in Wyoming County, NY; Luman died in 1865
  8. Mary Fuller born February 7, 1805 (POSSIBLY born in Barkee, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada; Mary died in 1880 in Oregon, Ogle County, IL)
  9. Marietta Fuller born March 8, 1808; (POSSIBLY died November 17, 1889 in Northampton, Fulton County, NY

Additional Information:

According to the 1850 U.S. Census for the Town of Avon, Lake County, IL, the household members were:

“William Gray, 33, Occupation: Farmer, born in New York; Lucina Gray, age 29, born in New York; Mary J. Gray, age 13, born in New York; Henry Gray, age 10, born in Illinois; Lucinda Gray, age 8, born in Illinois; Almira Gray, age 6, born in Illinois; Malvina Gray, age 4, born in Illinois; Polly Fuller, age 66, born in Canada”

According to the U.S. Revolutionary War Pensioners, 1801-1815, 1818-1872 (Springfield Illinois; For Chicago Ill see Texas):

“Name.: Polly – Fuller, Samuel; Rank.: private; Half Yearly Allowance.: 48.00 (see page before Illinois act May 15, 1828); 1853. March: 1; 1853. September: 1; 1854. March: 1”

According to the Illinois, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999 (Lake County, IL; Case Number: 286; Item Description: Probate Case Files, Box No. 2, Files 216-315, 1852-1854):

“In the name of God, Amen: I Polly Fuller of the town of Avon, in the County of Lake, and State of Illinois, of the age of sixty seven years, and being of sound mind and memory, do make, publish and declare, to these witnesses present, this to be my last will and testament in manner following that is to say:
   That whereas Obed H. Crawford who is my son-in law has been very kind to me, and at various times taken care of and supported me; I do give and bequeath unto him and his heirs and executors the personal property that is now due me from the government of the United States to wit: a salary of five years back pay of ninty-six dollars a year which is in the hands of Lynn ? Gates, who has acted as my agent in the collection of the funding which I by the laws of the United States was entitled to in behalf of Samuel Fuller who was my lawful husband.
   Signed by the following witnesses the 22d day of April A. D. 1854.
J. N. VanDenmark residing at Avon, Lake County
M. Johnson residing at Avon, Lake County

State of Illinois}
Lake County} SS. 
   I Jakob N. Van Denmark being duly sworn do depose and say that the word in the foregoing will which purports to be the language of Polly Fuller deceased and who died on Monday the 17th day of April A.D. 1854 were spoken by her to me at various times, and in her last sickness more particularly as being her last will or wish with regard to the said above described, back pay or pension.
   subscribed & sworn}   Jacob N. Vandmark
   to before me this}
   22nd day of April.}
   A. D. 1854 L. L. Quinn}

State of Illinois}
Lake County} SS.
   I Moses Johnson being duly sworn do depose and say that I have at various times been to the house of Obed H. Crawford where Polly Fuller did reside, and in various conversation with her heard her say the words that are in the foregoing will and purport to be her language, and that in her last sickness she stated to me distinctly that it was her will and desire that the said Crawford in consideration of his kindness to her should receive the pension that is therein named, and I do further affirm that the said Polly Fuller died on Monday, the 17th day of April A. D. 1854.
   Moses Johnson
   subscribed & sworn}
   to before me this}
   22nd day April}
   A.D. 1854}
   L. L. Quinn}”

According to the “FULLER GENEALOGIES: Compiled, Published and For Sale by William H. Fuller”, Volume III, Palmer, MA. Sept., 1914, pages 60-61:

(NOTE: in regards to, Samuel Fuller, wife of Polly (Beach) Fuller)


   “12 SAMUEL6 FULLER, (Samuel5, Samuel4, Timothy3, Samuel2, Matthew1) b. Aug. 11, 1765, in East Haddam, Ct.; d. Jan. 13, 1844, in Hume, Alleghany Co., N. Y.  m. 1, ___; m. ___, m. 3, Mary Beach who survived him and was living in 1853.
   He removed with his father to Campton and Rumney, N. H., and thence westward.  In 1838 he was in Oregon, Ogle Co., Illinois.  The above identification is not absolutely sure, but is believed to be correct.  The party who furnished the information about this family is dead, and the town clerk at Hume; nor the parties he referred to can furnish no information concerning this family.
  Children, no place of birth furnished.
20. Judith M.7, b. Jan. 28, 1791.
21. William7, b. May 28, 1793.
22. John7, b. Sept. 27, 1794.
23. Guy7, b. April 6, 1796.
24. Jason7, b. June 11, 1797.
25. Samuel7, b. Aug. 30, 1800; d. young.
26. Luman7. b. June 8, 1802, in Wyoming Co., N. Y.; d. 1865.
27. Mary7, b. Feb. 7, 1805.
28. Marietta7, b. March 8, 1808.
29. Russell7, b. Jan. 22, 1812.
30. Sarah7, b. Jan. 17, 1814.
31. Samuel7, b. March 2, 1816.
32. Phillip7, b. June 8, 1818.
33. Lucina7, b. }
34. Lucinda7, b. } twins, b. Nov. 15, 1820.
35. Lois7, b. Aug. 7, 1823.
36. Eunice7, b. Nov. 3, 1825.
37. Elizabeth7, b. May 17, 1828.
38. Levi7, b. Aug. 28, 1830.”

According to the North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000 “Lineage Book, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution”, Volume CXIII, 112001-113000, 1914, Washington, D. C. 1930, pages 249-250:

   Born in Durand, Ill.
Wife of Charles Fry.
Descendant of Samuel Fuller, as follows:
1. Alonzo Crawford (b. 1839) m. 1874 Martha Crawford (b. 1850).
2. O. H. Crawford (d. 1896) m. 1836 Lucenda Fuller (d. 1872).
3. Samuel Fuller (1766-1844) was pension, 1818, for service as private under Captains Gilman and Frye, Major Gibbs, Colonels Dearborn and Reed, New Hampshire Line.  He died in Hume, N. Y.”