James Smith Fulkerson Born 19 Feb 1833 – Died 18 Feb 1900, known by his middle name, and appears on military records as Smith Fulkerson. He was b. and d. in New Castle, Lawrence Co., PA; m. Jeanette PATTISON (1836-1891, b. in PA, both parents born in Scotland). They are found on the 1880 Census living at Union Twp., Lawrence Co., PA, with David, Aggie, Jenny and Samuel in their household. The Lawrence County history reports he at thirteen years of age became a workman in the nail manufactory, and later went into oil speculation. In 1862 he enlisted in Co. C, of the 10th Pa. Reserve, and served three years, and is to-day a member of the U. V. L. Lodge. He was wounded at Charles City Cross Road, losing by the fortune of war the end of one finger; and having his collar-bone and three ribs broken. After being discharged from the hospital, he returned to his regiment, and soon after experienced a sun-stroke, from which he has never fully recovered. When the war was over, and he once more made New Castle his home, he indulged in gardening some, and also assisted his son [David] in the restaurant. He has a fine home on West Washington Street, which he bought some years ago and enlarged and beautified. His wife was born Sept. 3, 1836, and died Aug. 23, 1891. His children were: Agnes M., born Feb. 20, 1858, the wife of Revillian T. Wick; David P., our subject; Jennie A., born Aug. 28, 1872; and Samuel J. R., born Sept. 21, 1877, a designer and engraver.
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