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Research of Charles Carn, internet.
Name: Peter FULKERSON
Given Name: Peter
Birth: 1731 in Raritan,Somerset,Nj
Note:He was killed by Indians at Chilcothe Oh, where he had been held after being taken capture in Va
From the Fulkerson.org website.
Peter FULKERSON...............bpt. 4 July 1731 at Raritan, NJ. He apparently moved to the Virginia/North Carolina border area in the 1750s with his father and siblings. Family history tells us that about 1760 (unconfirmed) he and his family were captured by Indians. The American Pioneermonthly, published in 1842 and 1843 and afterwards bound in two volumes, contained some articles written by Peter's niece's husband, Major Benjamin Sharp. One article tells us about the fates of both Peter and his older brother: "Richard Fulkerson, an uncle of my wife, and his family except wife and two children, were killed. Peter Fulkerson, another of her uncles and his wife and child, were taken prisoners. Fulkerson himself had escaped and was out of danger, but gave himself up for the sake of his family. They were taken to Ohio and at Chillicothe poor Fulkerson suffered a painful, lingering death by being burned for several days, as the manner of the Indians then was." Years later the Indians released the surviving captives. Peter's wife reportedly returned to 'civilization' but his daughter had grown up in the tribe and chose to stay with them.
Nothing further is known about this daughter, although the Wood family claims that the Nancy Fulkerson listed on one of our Unattached Branches pages was a "full-blooded Cherokee."