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Elijah Bunt Fuller
and Martha Combs

Elijah Bunt Fuller 1845 - 1931
Elijah Bunt Fuller b 20 Jul 1843/45 Perry Co KY d 31 Dec 1931 Perry Co KY; s/o Elijah Green Fuller 1790 NC Elizabeth Patton. Elijah Bunt Fuller m. Susannah Susan Combs b 1844; d/o John Lorenzo Combs and Polly Ann Combs. Elijah Bunt Fuller and Susannah Susan Combs had no children to my knowledge. Elijah Bunt Fuller and (2) Martha Combs had our Grandfather, Elijah Green Fuller. Our Great Grandfather, Elijah Bunt Fuller raised our Grandfather, Elijah Green Fuller. Martha Combs was born in 1858. We do not know who Martha's parents were, yet. Children of Elijah "Bunt" Fuller and (2) Martha Combs;

1. Elijah "Green" Fuller b Sept 1877 Smithsboro, Knott Co KY d about 1929 Knott Co KY; m. 18 Sept 1895 to Margaret Amburgey; d/o Alfred Amburgey and Elizabeth Amburgey. Elijah "Green" Fuller 1877 and Margaret Amburgey are found in the 1900 Knott County, KY Census in HH #5-5 in Magisterial District No. 2, Carr, Enumerated June 30, 1900. Elijah Green Fuller 1877 m. 29 Mar 1909 Smithsboro, Knott Co KY to (2) Leona Smith; d/o Hilliard Jackson Smith and Armelda "Melda" Combs.


Elijah Bunt Fuller
and Elizabeth Amburgey

Elijah "Bunt" Fuller b 20 Jul 1845 d 31 Dec 1931 Perry Co., KY; s/o Elijah Green Fuller 1790 NC Elizabeth Patton. Elijah "Bunt" Fuller m. about 1893 KY to Elizabeth Amburgey b 14 Sept 1860 d 9 Jan 1903; age 42; buried William Greasey Ambergey Cemetery, Pine Top, Knott Co KY; Findagrave memorial 105852363. Children of Elijah "Bunt" and Elizabeth Amburgey;

1. Lurania "Rainey" Fuller (aka Raney) b 1894. (Raney is found in 1910 Knott Co., Ky Census in household #131-133 with her father, Elijah "Bunt" Fuller 1845). Lurania "Rainey" Fuller m. 18 Jan 1912 Knott Co KY to Elijah Young. (Marriage Notes: Handwritten consent note signed by John & Catharine Young. Married at the residence of Raney Fuller in the presence of Bunt Fuller & Nancy Kelley Marriage Certificate signed by Thos. Kelley Attest: R. H. Amburgey - County Court Clerk Book 6 pg 219). Children of Lurania "Rainey" Fuller 1894 and Elijah Young;

i. Troy Young

ii. Martin Young had a barber shop on Lotts Creek.

iii. Alma Young

2. Martha Fuller b 7 Jan 1894 d 7 Jan 1894; buried William "Greasy Burgey" Ambergey Cemetery, Pine Top, Knott Co KY; findagrave memorial 105853540.

3. Alverta Fuller b 15 Sept 1896 d 23 Sept 1900; age 4; buried William "Greasey Bergey" Ambergey Cemetery, Pine Top, Knott Co KY; Findagrave memorial 105852299.


Great Grandpa Elijah "Bunt" Fuller married to (3) Elizabeth Amburgey. Elijah Bunt Fuller and Elizabeth Amburgey are found in the 1900 Knott County, KY census. Elijah "Bunt" Fuller, was in the Civil War and served in the 13th KY Cav Co C and 13th KY Cav Co B. According to our Mom, Ida Fuller Potter, he also served on the Union side in the 3 Forks Battalion as a Corporal. Additionally, he was a substitute for another person in the Civil War perhaps on the Union side.

Mom (Ida Fuller Potter) also states that Grandpa Bunt Fuller was captured and made a bold, successful escape, running over four or five guards to freedom. Other statements of importance; Mother reported that one of her Grandfathers was on the Union side and the other was on the Confederate side.

Our Mother (Ida Fuller Potter) made the following statement that is significant in that it explains the political positions of the two sides of those in the Civil War; She said, "Grandpa Bunt went in the service as a Democrat and came out a Republican." Grandpa Bunt served in the Confederate Army in the Civil War. Elijah "Bunt" Fuller was a considerable hero in the Civil War according to our mother. She said that everyone around them who knew her grandpa was very proud of him and his Civil War service.

Mother spoke often of how her grandfather, Elijah "Bunt" Fuller saved her from being trampled to death by a rearing horse. He jumped up and got between her and the horse and with his arms outstretched and reaching back to keep her from getting near the horse, he somehow calmed the horse down. She was so close to death it left an indelible impression on her mind. She loved her grandfather very much. She said that her grandpa could jump up and click his heels together at the age of 88 years.

It is possible that our mystery great grandmother, Martha? Combs?, mother of Green Fuller, our grandfather, may possibly have been living in North Carolina or Virginia at the time of our Grandfather Fuller's birth.


1850 Perry Co KY Census
21 87 Elijah Fuller 60 M W Farmer 600 North Carolina
21 87 Jeptha Fuller 15 M W Kentucky
21 87 Robert Fuller 13 M W Kentucky
21 87 Leviticus Fuller 12 M W Kentucky
21 87 Archie Fuller 11 M W Kentucky
21 87 Martha Fuller 7 F W Kentucky
21 87 Mary Fuller 6 F W Kentucky
21 87 Elijah Fuller 5 M W Kentucky


1860 Perry Co KY Census
146 144 Fuller Leviticus 23 M W Kentucky
146 144 Fuller Jane 21 F W Kentucky
146 144 Fuller Betty 5 F W Kentucky
146 144 Fuller Sally 3 F W Kentucky
146 144 Fuller ACG 9/12 M W Kentucky

388 386 Fuller Elijah 60 M W Virginia
388 386 Fuller Mary 17 F W Kentucky
388 386 Fuller Elijah 15 M W Kentucky

389 387 Fuller Arch 23 M W Kentucky
389 387 Fuller Dicy 23 F W Kentucky
389 387 Fuller Robt 3 M W Kentucky
389 387 Fuller Betty 1 F W Kentucky


1880 Perry Co KY Census
259-266 Fuller Archabald M W 45 M KyKyKy Farmer, s/o Elijah & Elizabeth Messer Fuller
259-266 Fuller Dicy Wife F W 46 M KyKyKy m. 22 Feb 1857 d/o Ira Silas & Perminia Combs Couch
259-266 Fuller Martin Son M W 14 ? Ky Farm laborer, Martin V. md. Nancy Ritchie on 30 June 1888
259-266 Fuller Lourenzo Son M W 12 ? Ky
259-266 Fuller Christopher Son M W 10 ? Ky
259-266 Fuller Hosey Son M W 8 ? Ky md. Adaline Combs, 14 July 1904 Perry Co., Ky.
259-266 Fuller Doctor Levi Son M W 6 ? Ky m. Cynthia ?
259-266 Fuller Solomon Son M W 5 ? Ky
259-266 Fuller Nancy Dau F W 4 ? Ky
259-266 Fuller Dorcus Dau F W 2 ? Ky
259-266 Fuller Mary NR F W 40 ? Ky Domestic Servant
259-266 Fuller Elijah Father M W 90 ? NCNCNC b. 1790 North Carolina m. Elizabeth Messer
259-266 Fuller Sally Ann NR F W 1 ? KyKyKy

260-267 Fuller Elijah M W 34 M KyKyKy Farmer, s/o Elijah & Elizabeth Messer Fuller
260-267 Fuller Susan Wife F W 34 M KyKyKy Susanna d/o John Lorenzo & Polly Ann Combs Combs
260-267 Combs Green NR M W 7 ? KyKyKy
260-267 Stacy Sally NR F W 23 M KyKyKy Servant


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