Rev. William Fullwood's father was also William Fullwood. This William served as a major during the Revolution (as did Rev. William) under Francis Marion. The father of Maj. William apparently William Fullwood of Charleston, SC, who married Alice Wells in 1727. The Maj. William was born about 1742. He and his wife Sarah had several children, one William. One source gives a middle initial of I, but I do not know if that is correct. Rev. William was born NOv. 10, 1763, in Sumter District, SC. As a young man he served in Marion's Rev. force in SC. In 1793 or 1794 he moved to Burke County in western NC. By that time he was a Methodist minister, a circuit rider, in the Catawba River area. He married Elizabeth Banning of southwest Virginia in 1796 or 1797. The had at least 5 children. Elizabeth Banning was born March 12, 1772, in Maryland. She was the daughter of Benoni and Ann Frazier Banning. Benoni was born Oct. 7, 1731, on the Tred Avon River on the easter shore of Maryland. Benoni married Ann Frazier in 1749 and had at least 7 children. The family moved from Maryland to Washington County in Southwest Virginia. Benoni Banning served as a private in the Washington County militia unit that fought at Kings Mountain, SC. Benoni was wounded in the battle. Benoni Banning apparently was the son of John D. Banning who came to America in about 1650 and settled in Talbot County, Maryland. The Banning family was from Ireland or England. I hope this helps your search. I am the gg grandson of John Mason Fullwood, one of Rev. William's sons. My g grandfather, James Madison Fullwood, came to eastern Arkansas in the late 1860s.