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born in Chico, California, Aug. 4, 1880; married in San Francisco, Cal., April 2, 1902, Percie Clay Black, Attorney at Law, in Oakland, Cal.
1400 Annette10 King, (William Zadock," William Granger* Zadock Granger,1 John," Ebenezer, Ebenezer* James,3 James,2 William1), born in San Francisco, Cal., Sept. 9, 1885; married in San Francisco, Cal., Oct. 2, 1905, Theodore Jenkins. A son, Wm. Z. King Jenkins, was born to them Jany. 10, 1908.
Jessie Robertson10 King, (Errett Dan* Dan Rising* Zadock Granger,1 John," Ebenezer,* Ebenezer* James,3 James,2 William1), born in Chardon, O., Oct. 22, 1880.
Edward Franklin10 King, (Frank," William Henry* John Franklin1 John Addison,9 Dan," Nathaniel,1 James,3 James,2 William1), born Dec. 17, 1880; married Oct. 9, 1901, May B. Kalley. No issue. Mr. King is a jeweler and optician at Jasonville. Ind.
Henry Willis10 King, (Henry Wolcott,0 Elizur Wolcott* Jabez,1 Col. Jabez," Naham? Benjamin* Benjamin* James,2 William1), born in Thompsonville, Conn., Sept. 24, 1878. Graduated at Yale College in 1901 and from the Harvard Law School in 1905. Is practicing law in Hartford, Conn., with offices at 50 State st.
Walter Irving10 King, (Henry Wolcott," Elizur Wolcott* Jabez1 Col. Jabez* Nohow* Benjamin,1 Benjamin,3 James,2 William1), born in Thompsonville, Conn., July 9, 1881. Graduated with honors from Yale College, 1904. Is a member of the actuarial department of the Travelers' Insurance Company in Hartford, Conn.
END OF TENTH GENERATION.
Elizabeth Fuller, born at Ipswich, Mass., May 31, 1652; died at Suffield, Conn., June 30, 1715; was married March 23, 1674, at Ipswich, to James2 King, (William1), the founder of the King family of Suffield, Conn., and was therefore the first maternal ancestor of that family born in America. For this reason her ancestry and some account of her father and mother and their respective families may appropriately find a place here.
Elizabeth Fuller was the daughter of John Fuller, who settled in Ipswich, Mass., in 1635, and died there May I, 1666, and there has been considerable controversy as to his ancestry. Professor Homer W. Brainard, of Hartford, Conn., in his genealogy of the family of Edward Fuller, brother of the historic Dr. Samuel Fuller (N. Y. Hist, and Biograph. Record, Vol. 33, p. 172, July, 1902), says: "It is highly probable that John Fuller, of Ipswich, in 1635, and William Fuller, of Hampton, his brother, Thomas Fuller, of Woburn; Thomas Fuller, of Dedham; Giles Fuller, of Hampton, and Mathew Fuller, of Barnstable, were all relatives of Dr. Samuel and Edward Fuller." With the exception of Thomas Fuller, of Woburn, I think Professor Brainard's statement is probably correct and that they were all descendants of a Fuller family which, as early as 1482, were living in Redenhall, County Norfolk, England, and of which I shall speak hereafter.
The Fuller family took an important part in the founding of New England and some of its members were very conspicuous in the early history of the colony. Among these was Dr. Samuel Fuller, described as a physician "and also say-maker" (weaver of a kind of serge used for linings, shirts, aprons, etc.). In 1607-8 large numbers of Englishmen unable to find religious freedom in their own country fled to Holland, "where they had heard was freedom of religion for all men." Dr. Samuel Fuller perhaps went with them at that time, or, if not, he soon thereafter joined them at Leyden, Holland, and there became the close friend of William Bradford, one of the English refugees, and then a silk-weaver at Leyden, but afterwards the able Governor of Plymouth Colony, New England, and later its, accurate historian. In 1620 Dr. Samuel Fuller was one of those who embarked at Delfthaven, Holland, on the "Speedwell" for America,
and when that vessel proved to be unseaworthy and was abandoned he and his brother, Edward Fuller, the latter's wife and their son Samuel, and William Butten, the servant of Dr. Samuel Fuller, made five of the one hundred and two Puritan passengers whom the little Mayflower carried to the wilds of America, where they could worship God according to the dictates of their own consciences. Dr. Samuel Fuller and his brother, Edward Fuller, were signers of the "covenant" executed on board the Mayflower at "Cape Codd ye II of Nouember, Ano. Dom. 1620."
There appears in the passenger list of those to be transported in the ship Abigail from England to New England, May, 1635, the following entries: "William Fuller, 25 years; Jo. Fuller,'15 years." The Jo. Fuller mentioned in this list was John Fuller, the father of Elizabeth. John and William Fuller came to New England together and settled at Ipswich, Mass., where William became a proprietor in 1635. William removed from Ipswich in 1637 and sold his lands there in 1639. He bought lands in Hampton, N. H., in 1647, where he was a gunsmith. His wife, Elizabeth, died there in 1642. He was a Representative in 1667 and died at Hampton, May 26, 1693.
John Fuller, father of Elizabeth (Fuller) King, was therefore an inhabitant of Ipswich, Mass., in 1635. He married in Ipswich, Elizabeth Emerson, baptized at Bishop's Stortford, County Herts, England, June 14, 1623. She was the daughter of Thomas Emerson, of Ipswich, Mass. (1638), baptized at Bishop's Stortford, County Herts, England, July 26, 1584; died at Ipswich, Mass., May 1, 1666; married at Bishop's Stortford, July 1, 1611, Elizabeth Brewster. Thomas Emerson was the immigrant ancestor of Ralph Waldo Emerson (See Emerson-King post). John Fuller was one of General Denison's subscribers in 1648, town surveyor of Ipswich in 1663, a Commoner in 1664, and owned land near Rocky Hill. He died at Ipswich, June 4, 1666, leaving a will which is still on record at Salem, Mass., in Essex probate registry. (See also New Eng. Hist. and Gen. Reg., Vol. 53, p. 335) The will was not dated, but was probated Sept. 25, 1666. His wife survived him and married Thomas Perrin.
In his will John Fuller mentions his children as follows: John, James, William, Thomas, Nathaniel, Joseph, Susanna, Elizabeth (afterwards wife of James King, of Suffield, Conn), Sarah and a child whose birth was expected (Mary). The will states that his "daughters Susanna and Elizabeth, their grandfather hath lately given them portions." The "grandfather" therein mentioned was their mother's father, Thomas Emerson, who mentions