Fultz is the Americanized spelling of the German Volz; Fultz, Fults, Fulce, Fulks, etc.
Name first found in Mecklenburg and Pomerania, Germany, but genealogy of some of the Fultz ancestors show that they came from Alsace region of France, which used to belong to Germany.
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Fultz Family Tree
1. Matthew Fulks? [forum lead]
1.1 Adam Fulks, estimated DOB 1745 [forum lead]
1.21. John Fultz
1.22 Obadiah Fultz, born 3/7/1765 in Russell Co, VA; died 1844-5 in Buffalo Creek,
Carter Co, KY]
Spouse: Martha Blankenship [ca 1775 VA - KY] married Jan. 28, 1840, Carter Co, KY.
Martha's Father: Joseph Blankenship; Mother: Phoebe Summerfield.
….1.221. John Fultz ca 1790 va; Spouse: Dicy Sloan
….1.222. Priscilla (Fultz) Gollohew ca 1792 VA; Spouse: Peter Gollohew
….1.223. Joseph Fultz ca 1794, ca- Dec 1851; Spouse: Elizabeth Smith
….1.224. Hezakiah Fultz ca 1797 in VA; Married: BEF. 1826; Died: BEF. 1870 at:
Greenup Co., Ky.[See Hezakiah Fultz 1797 line……….]
….1.225. Arthur Fultz ca 1797 VA;Spouse1-3: 1)?Wallace; 2) Rachel McLaughlin 3) Rachel
….1.226. Elizabeth (Fultz) Buckner, ca 1810 VA, 21 Jan 1875 in Carter Co, KY
Spouse" Overton Buckner
….1.227. Robert H Fultz born 7/1805 VA died 1/20/1888 San Diego, CA
Spouse: Elizabeth Holland
….1.228. Wesley Fantley Fultz, born Aug 15, 1815, Russell Co, VA died June 29, 1887
in Wesleyville, Carter Co, KY.
Spouse: Sylvia Stamper, daughter of John Stamper and Sarah Stamper
….1.229. Ralph Fultz;Spouse: Mary Clark
Hezakiah Fultz (1797) andJane "Jennie"Virginia Day McTamin line………………….
1.224. Hezakiah Fultz ca 1797 in VA; married: bef 1826; died: bEF. 1870 Greenup Co, KY
Spouse: Jane "Jennie" [Virginia Day McTamin] Fultz (ca 1798)
1.2241 William Fultz (ca 1826 KY ; Married: ABT. 1845 at: Greenup County, KY
….1.22411. Hiram FULTZBorn: 1845
….1.22412. Mary J. Fultz born 1846
….1.22413. Hezakiah Fultz 1848
….1.22414. Matilda A. Fultz Jan 1850
1.2242 Obadiah Fultz (ca 1828 KY - ?) [see Obadiah Fultz line…………..]
1.2243. James Fultz (ca 1832 KY - ?)
1.2244 Matilda (Fultz) Sezar(ca 1835 KY - ?)
Spouse: Bates [=Baptist] Sezar [=Seasor or Caesar]
….1.22441. Mary Jane (Seasor) Fannin, born 6 Nov 1855 in Sandy Furnace,
Lawrence Co, KY.
Spouse: John D. Fannin, son of Isaac Fannin and Sophia Ross.
source: Pat Fannin - Fultz forum
….1.22442. William Caesar, born 16 Mar 1857 in Star Furnace, Carter Co, KY.
….1.22443. James Caesar, born 15 Jan 1859 in Ashland, Greenup Co, KY.
1.2245 Milton Fultz (ca1838 KY - ?)Spouse: A. LEUVEY
1.2247 Hiram Fultz (ca 1845 KY - ?) Spouse: Mary Ann BOGGS
1.2248 Hezekiah Fultz (ca 1847 KY - ?) Spouse: Judy KEETIN
1.2249 Delila Fultz (ca 1848 KY - ?)
1.224a Anna Fultz (ca 1850 KY - ?)
Obediah Fultz [~1828] and Frances A. (Sherman) Fultz 36 [1833-4] line……………………..
1.2242 Obadiah Fultz, born abt 1828 KY; died?, [1870 census indicates 1825-6 DOB] from KY,
living in Catlettsburg, Boyd Co, KY [on WV border] in 1860, 1870, occupation: collier [=coal
miner]; family living in Carter, KY in 1880.
Spouse1: Frances A. (Sherman) Fultz 36 [1833-4] from NC [1860 census has Obadiah [DOB 1825]
and Frances A as Franky A. Fultz [DOB 1837], living in Catlettsburg, Boyd Co, KY
….1.22421Jasper Fultz [1849-50] VA
….1.22422. William Harrison Fultz 14 , KY [1870 census] 1854 in 1860 census
….1.22423. Milton Fultz 12 [born April 1857 in KY; 1880 living in Carter Co, KY; 1900 living in
Stonewall, Wayne Co, WV; 1910 living in Huntington, Cabell Co, WV.
Spouse: Mary Alice Fultz, born July 1861
….1.224231. Ida (Fultz) Adkins Mar1879
Spouse: John Adkins, born Dec 1876, living with Milton's family in 1900.
….1.224232. Anna "Annie" Fultz born Mar 1887
….1.224233. Lucy Fultz born Feb 1888
….1.224234. Frank Fultz born July 1891
1.22424Elizabeth (Fultz) Collins [1859 acc.1860 census]; 1880 living with Milton.
1.22425. Hezakiah Fultz 5 , lead born in Lawrence, KY
Spouse lead: Mary Darba, married in Carter, KY.
1.22426. Sarah E. Fultz 3  in OH
1.22427. Charles Obediah Fultz, Oct 15, 1873, OH; died Nov 9, 1926 in Man, Logan CO, WV.
Spouse: Annie (Stone) Fultz, born October 27, 1875, WV [MC ind. 1878].
….1.224271. Effie (Fultz) Evans, born around 1898, in Thacker, Mingo Co, WV.
Spouse: Harry Ottie Evans, born 1/21/1891 in Claremont, WV; married 1913 in
Logan Co, WV.
….1.2242711. Madge Vivian (Evans)(Hall) Lynch, born 1914-5 in WV;
died ~ 1995, MD
Spouse 2. Larry Lynch, 2nd husband, died ~ 1980 (no children).
Spouse 1: ? Hall; 1st husband, died in a car accident, had 2 children.
….1.2242712.Harry Ottie Evans (11/ 7/1916, Man, WV [Logan Co.]; died
04/1976 Silver Spring, MD); Spouse: Wilma (Farr) Evans
….1.2242713. Anita (Evans) Schaefer, born ~1918, WV; died ~199?, FL
Spouse: William Schaefer
….1.2242714. Charles Zachariah Evans, born 02/29/1920, WV.died: Oct.9,
1985, Rockville, MD
Spouse: Anna Pauline (Adwell) Duvall, Evans, 1920-1973
….1.224272. Fannie Fultz, born 1912 in Kanawha or Logan CO, WV (twin)
….1.224273. Annie Fultz, born 1912 in Kanawha or Logan Co, WV (twin)
1.2242a Obadiah Fultz, born abt 1828 KY
Spouse 2: Eloiza (Smith) Fultz, born 1840 in MI.
Fultz Family Narrative
Obadiah Fultz [1760-1844] and Martha (Blankenship) Fultz
Obadiah Fultz was born around 1760 in Virginia and died around 1844 inKY. He was married to Martha Blankenship [ca 1775 VA - KY] on Jan. 28, 1840 [death??], in Carter Co, KY. Martha's Father was Joseph Blankenship and her Mother was Phoebe Summerfield.
They had 9 children:1) John Fultz (ca 1790 in VA) who married Dicy Sloan; 2) Priscilla (Fultz) Gollohew (ca 1792 in VA) who married Peter Gollohew; 3) Joseph Fultz (ca 1794, ca- Dec 1851) who married Elizabeth Smith; 4) Hezakiah Fultz (ca 1797 in VA) who married: Jane [Virginia McTamin] Fultz (ca 1798); 5) Arthur Fultz (ca 1797 VA) who married 3 times: 1st wife ?Wallace; 2nd wife) Rachel McLaughlin 3rd wife) Rachel Presley; 6) Elizabeth (Fultz) Buckner (ca 1810 VA, 21 Jan 1875 in Carter Co, KY) who married Overton Buckner; 7) Robert H Fultz (born 7/1805 VA died 1/20/1888 San Diego, CA) who married Elizabeth Holland; 8) Wesley Fantley Fultz ( born Aug 15, 1815, Russell Co, VA died June 29, 1887 in Wesleyville, Carter Co, KY) who married Sylvia Stamper, daughter of John Stamper and Sarah Stamper; 9) Ralph Fultz who married Mary Clark.
The biography of Waldo Fantley Fultz says his great grandfather, "Obadiah Fultz, was an Alsatian, from Alsace, a region of France, formerly belonging to Germany], born 1728. He came to America in 1775 and proved his loyalty to the country of his adoption by gallant service in the Continental Army. After the Revolutionary War he migrated from Virginia to Kentucky, casting in his lot with the early settlers of Buffalo Creek, and there passed away in 1817."
No record of Revolutionary War service by an Obadiah Fulks has been found in the National Archives. The dates given could indicate that one generation was skipped. The Alsatian could have been born 1728, but it was his son, Obadiah, born 1765 according to the 1830 Kentucky census, who married Martha Blankenship, daughter of Joseph, on 16 October 1787, in Bedford County, Virginia. Many of the Fultzes settled along Buffalo Creek in Carter County, Kentucky, but not as early as 1817.
Several descendants have repeated the story that the Fulkses came from Pennsylvania. The Small Grains by M. C. Carleton says, "In 1862, in Mifflin County, Pennsylvania, Abraham Fultz, while passing through a field of Lancaster wheat, which is an awned variety, found three spikes of awnless wheat. He sowed the seed from these spikes the same year and continued sowing a larger amount each year until he obtained sufficient seed to distribute it pretty well over the country." No connection with that Abraham is known but many of the immigrants did land in Pennsylvania and, after a time, came down the Shenandoah Valley into Virginia.
Hezakiah Fultz and Jane [Virginia McTamin] Fultz line.
Hezakiah Fultz was born around 1797. He married Jane Virginia (McTamin). The 1840 census shows Hezakiah Fultz (ca 1797) living in Greenup, KY [on WV border]. He is the only one listed in the census. The1850 census shows Hezakiah Fultz and his wife, Jane Virginia (McTamin) Fultz (ca 1798) living in Greenup, KY with 10 children: 1) William Fultz (ca1826 KY - ?); 2) Obadiah Fultz (ca1828 KY - ?); 3) James Fultz (ca1832 KY - ?); 4) Matilda (Fultz) Sezar (ca1835 KY - ?) who married Bates SEZAR; 5) Milton Fultz (ca1838 KY - ?) who married A. Leuvey; 6) Martha Jane Fultz (ca1839 KY - ?); 7) Hiram Fultz (ca1845 KY - ?) who married Mary Ann Boggs; 8) Hezekiah Fultz (ca1847 KY - ?) who married Judy Keetin; 9) Delila Fultz (ca1848 KY - ?); and 10) Anna Fultz (ca1850 KY - ?).
Obediah and Frances A (Sherman) Fultz line
Obediah Fultz was born around 1828 in KY. He married Frances A. Sherman from NC. They had 5 children: 1) Jasper ; William Harrison , Milton , Elizabeth  and Charles Obediah . The 1860 census shows the family living in Cattletsburg, Boyd Co, KY [on border with WV]. Obadiah Fultz is 35 [?KY] , Franky A [=Frances] 23 from NC ; Jasper 10 ; Harrison 6 ; Milton 4  and Elizabeth 1 .
The 1870 census shows the family still living in, Catlettsburg, Boyd Co, KY.
Obediah Fulle [=Fultz] 44 [1825-6] KY; Frances A. Fultz 36 , NC; William H. Fultz 14 , KY; Milton Fultz 12 , KY; Hezakiah Fultz 5 ; Sarah A. Fultz 3 ; Elizabeth Fultz 1 , KY. Also listed in the 1870 census aspart of the household are: Jasper Shepherd 13 (laborer); Virginia Futhey 68 midwife; Deliliah Fithey 19 years old. The 1870 census shows a Sarah A. Fultz abt 1868 living in Greenup, KY. Sometime between 1870 and 1873 the family moved to Ohio where Charles Obediah was born in 1873.
The 1880 census has a Obediah Fultz born in KY and living in Carter, KY, but his age is given as 50 years old (DOB =1830) which is 5 years older than his age given in the 1870 census. He is married to Eloiza Fults 40 , born in MI who is 6 years younger than Frances A who was born in NC. Eloiza's father was born in Ireland and her mother in OH. However, the names and birthdates of the children listed in the census match well the Obediah and Frances A Fultz children: Hezakiah Fults 15  OH; Sarah Fults 12 ; and Obediah [=Charles Obediah] Fults 8 , OH. Also listed as 4 stepchildren, presumably from Eloiza's first marriage: 1) William Smith 23 , OH, stepson, father OH, mother MI; 2) John Smith 20 , OH, stepson, in census. Father OH, mother MI; 3) Pheba Jane Smith 18, stepdaughter, WV; Father OH, mother MI; and 4) Martha E. Smith, 13 WV; Father OH, mother MI.