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Elijah Green Fuller 1877
and 1st Margaret Amburgey

Elijah "Green" Fuller b Sept  1877 Knott Co KY d about 1929, s/o Elijah "Bunt" Fuller b 1845 KY and Martha Combs b 1858. Elijah "Green" Fuller m.16 Sept 1895 to (1st) Margaret Amburgey b 12 Mar 1879 d/o Alfred Amburgey and Elizabeth Amburgey.  Elijah "Green" Fuller m. 2nd to Leona Smith.  Leona Smith m. 1st to Jim Hale. Leona Smith m. 3rd to Joel Martin Potter.  Children of Elijah "Green" Fuller and Margaret Amburgey;

1. William "Billy" Riley Fuller b Sept 1899 d Lexington, Fayette Co KY. (never married).

2. Ada Fuller b 10 Sept 1901 d 21 Dec 1977 Lexington, Fayette Co KY m. 1st 9 May 1917 Pine Top KY by Alex Hale, in the presence of Linsey Amburgey and H Bowens to Will "Willie" Bowens. (Notes: Attest: W. T. Francis -County Court Clerk Book 10 pg 141. Ada Fuller m. Unknown.

3. Iva Fuller b 1904; m. Marion Ritchie, s/o John Ritchie (s/o Henry Ritchie and Sarah "Sally" Smith) and Sarah "Sally" Collins. Children of Marion Ritchie and Iva Fuller;

I. Mildred Ritchie

II. Thelma Kay Ritchie

III. Patty Ritchie


Elijah Green Fuller
and 2nd Leona Smith

Leona Smith Fuller
Leona Smith
L-R: Bessie, Minnie and Ida Fuller
Elijah "Green" Fuller b Sept  1877 Knott Co KY d about 1929, s/o Elijah "Bunt" Fuller b 1845 KY and Martha Combs b 1858. Elijah Green Fuller m. 29 Mar 1909 Smithsboro, Knott Co KY to 2nd Leona Smith Hale b 14 Apr 1884 Smithsboro, Knott Co KY d 12 Sept 1966 buried Isom Cemetery, Isom KY behind the Presbyterian Church, d/o Hilliard J Smith and Armelda "Melda" Combs. Leona Smith m. 1st to Jim Hale. Leona Smith m. 3rd to Joel Martin Potter. More about Green Fuller. Children of Elijah "Green" Fuller 1877 and Leona Smith;

1. Elijah "Lige" Fuller b 9 Jan 1919 Isom, Letcher Co., KY d Oct 1983 Isom, KY. Uncle Lige  was very handsome. Lige married Alpha Banks. (Alpha's Siblings; Bessie and Junior Banks)

2. Elijah Greene "G" Fuller Jr b 13 Jun, 1908 d 19 Nov, 1934 Vicco, Perry Co KY. G married (1st) Janie Sergent, (2nd) Pearl Hall and (3rd) Grace Breeding; Green "G" Fuller died in mining accident in Vicco, KY at age 25. "G" Fuller was a very handsome and talented young man. He played music in the theatre for the the silent films. Our mom told us that "G" was talented enough to be a professional musician. She said that he could play any musical instrument that he set his mind to play. He entertained locally and for all his friends and neighbors. Grace Breeding m. 2nd to James Boston.

3. Delzie "B" Fuller b 14 Aug 1915 d 28 Jan 1986 m. Golda "Goldie" Adams b 28 Aug 1916 d 16 Feb, 1973. Small pic of tombstone, or large pic of tombstone of B and Goldie Fuller located on old home place in Isom, KY. Goldie and B were wonderful people and I love and miss them even today.

4. Robert Lee "Bobby" Fuller b 22 Apr, 1927 d 9 Oct 1991 Letcher Co KY m. Joy Fay Fuller. Uncle Bobby and Aunt Joy were always so good to us when we visited them. Uncle Bobby would spend lots of time with us kids and he taught me how to shoot a bb gun. He and Aunt Joy were so sweet and kind to us and Aunt Joy always cooked wonderful meals for all of us who visited her and Uncle Bobby. More about Bobby Fuller.

5. Minnie Fuller b 8 Jan, 1914 d 1 May, 1986 Houston, TX m. Homer McIntyre b 28 Jul 1909 d May 1980, Rye, Liberty, TX. Aunt Minnie and Uncle Homer lived here in Houston with all of us, so we were fortunate enough to get to see a lot of both of them. They are both passed on, now, but I loved my Aunt Minnie very much and she was a really great person. She and uncle Homer are both buried here in Houston, Texas.

6. Bessie Fuller Shotton b 27 Jan, 1910 Knott Co KY d 10 May, 1997 Lynch, Harlan Co., KY m. Robert "Bob" Shotton and lived in Lynch, KY.  Bessie and Bob Shotton had several children. Aunt Bessie, Aunt Minnie and our Mom, Ida had great times together. They would entertain us with their music and tell great stories. We miss our Aunts and Uncles a lot.

7. Ida Fuller b 27 Jun 1912 d 1 Jul 2007 buried 3 Jul 2007 Pearland, Brazoria Co TX, m. Creed Flannery Potter b. 1902 d Jan 26, 1959 buried Reynolds Family Cemetery, Seco, Letcher Co KY, s/o Joel Martin "Mart" Potter and (1st) Eliza Frances Reynolds. Ida Fuller Potter is my (Annette Potter) mother and Creed Flannery Potter is my dad.


Leona Smith Fuller and
1st James "Jim" Hale

Leona Smith b 14 Apr 1884 Smithsboro, Knott Co., KY d 12 Sept 1966 buried Isom Cemetery, Isom KY behind the Presbyterian Church, d/o Hilliard J Smith and Armelda "Melda" Combs. Leona Smith m. 1900 to (1st) James "Jim" Hale s/o Thomas Hale and Matilda Smith. Leona and James are found in the 1900 Knott County KY Census in HH #168-172. Living in HH #165-169 in the same census are Leona Smith's parents, Hilliard Smith 1855 and Armelda Combs Smith 1862 and siblings. Children of James "Jim" Hale and Leona Smith 1884;

1. Thomas "Tommy" Hale b 1901 d 16 May 1997 Letcher Manor Nursing Home, Whitesburg, Letcher Co KY age 95 years, 8 months and  6 days; buried Sandlick Cemetery, Whitesburg, KY; m. 25 Apr 1925 to Ada Elizabeth Caudill d 23 Jan 1994.

2. Arzella "Zellie" Hale b 23 May 1906 d Nov 1975 Waynesburg, Lincoln Co KY m. 1924 to James "Jim" Caudill. Aunt Arzella "Zella" was always very kind and always good to everyone.


Leona Smith Fuller and
3rd Joel Martin Potter

Elijah Green Fuller 1877
Joel Mart Potter and Leona Smith
Leona Smith Hale b 14 Apr 1884 Smithsboro, Knott Co., KY d 12 Sept 1966 buried Isom Cemetery, Isom KY behind the Presbyterian Church, d/o Hilliard J Smith and Armelda "Melda" Combs.Leona Smith married (3rd) Joel Martin "Mart" Potter 1875. Leona and "Mart" married late in life and had no children from their marriage.

Mammaw Leona Fuller was an extraordinary woman. She raised her own food, made clothing for her family and for other families. She made featherbeds and even the stuff that held the feathers. She was the best cook ever and made huge meals for her large family.  She was the hardest working woman I've ever known and the happiest. Mammaw ran a boarding house where she fed all the workers that built the roads and the worked in the mines and built the railroads.

Mammaw did a lot of things to raise her family including selling shine. Of course, we kids never knew about that part of her life until we were grown.  She lived in a log cabin that was up on a hill and behind her house was her garden, and her animals (cows, chickens and pigs and such), her fruit trees (I remember climbing up in her cherry tree and eating cherries), her ice cold spring, and her "cellar" for keeping her potatoes and other things over the winter.

She canned all kinds of stuff and always had plenty to eat because of all the foods she "put up". The stuff I liked best was her home made butter. I've never found any butter anywhere like hers. Her butter was very white and it was sweet and not greasy at all. She would always have lots of butter and serve it with her home made biscuits and cornbread at every meal. Man that was good eating! We could make a meal out of her butter and bread.

She entertained us all by telling us great scary stories, reading coffee grounds in the bottom of teacups and she sang songs as she played music on the dulcimer. I just loved her very much and I've never met another person like her.  When we were at her home, we would sit out on the porch in the good country air, watch the lightening bugs, and listen to stories and tales while the night sounds of the beautiful mountains enveloped us.

Mammaw didn't have an indoor bathroom, but we never knew the difference. When we were at her home, we loved every minute of it. She was a great woman and I can't tell you how much we miss her.  Mart Potter died in 1949 and Mammaw died in 1966. Mart is buried in the Potter Family Cemetery in Payne Gap KY. Here is a picture of "Mart" Potter's Tombstone Our Mammaw is buried in the Isom Cemetery, Isom, KY. Here is a picture of Mammaw's Tombstone in Isom, KY behind the Presbyterian Church.

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