Farm in the same family for 100+ years
Posted By: Joey Stark
Date: 5/10/2006 at 15:12:54
"Fairfield Ledger", Sept. 24, 1946, Sec. F, Pg. 2
MANY FARMS IN SAME FAMILY FOR OVER A CENTURY... The FULTON Farm, (picture of house) west of Fairfield on Highway 34, has remained in the same family for 103 years.
Alexander FULTON acquired the land from the government in 1843 and since then it has passed on to succeeding generations. Present owner of the 40-acre tract is Mrs. J. J. MORRISEY of Ottumwa, sister of Joe W. FULTON of Fairfield....
The first house was a log cabin which was later enlarged. The house now standing on the farm was erected in 1893 after the old one had been torn down. The original owner remained on the farm until his death in 1884. In his will he left half of the 40-acre farm to his widow, Eliza, and the other half to his son, J. W. FULTON. When the mother died the son acquired the entire 40 acres. He kept the farm until his death in 1904...
Joseph Warren is a popular name in the FULTON family. The first came to Iowa from Ohio with his father, Alexander FULTON, in 1842 and became the second owner of the farm. The second J. W. FULTON is Mr. FULTON who now resides at 300 W. Hempstead Street here in Fairfield. He has a son, J. W. FULTON, who resides in Shreveport, Louisiana, who also has a son by the same name, making four generations of 'J.W.'s in the family.
*Transcribed for genealogy purposes; I have no relation to the person(s) mentioned.
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