James H. Fuller, of Lone Elm, was born in 1823, in the portion of Humphreys County now called Benton County, a son of Ephraim B. and Mary (Conyers) Fuller, both natives of North Carolina. The father was of English origin, born 1787, in Granville County. At an early date, and after his marriage, he immigrated to Humphreys County; in 1832 became a resident of Henderson County, locating four miles north of Lexington; about 1839 moved to the Twentieth District, remaining there until his death in 1871. His wife was born in 1790, departed this life in 1885; was the mother of nine children, five of whom are still living. James H. was but nine years of age when his parents moved to Henderson County. He remained with them until after his majority, giving them the proceeds of his labor. September 9, 1845, he married Miss Eleanor McCall. a native of the county, born August 21, 1824. a daughter of Andrew and Jane McCall. Mrs. Fuller died January 22, 1874. being the mother of eight children: Harriet F., Martha J., Tallitha C., Mary I., Patrick F., James H.; Joseph W. and William, deceased. Mr. Fuller settled in the Twentieth District and began farming. He commenced a poor man, but by his industry, energy and judicious management, accumulated considerable means and property. He owned 1,000 acres of good land, which he disposed of in 1881, and moved to Lone Elm, where he leads a quiet and retired life. November 22, 1876, he united in marriage with Mrs. Elizabeth Marsh, nee White. Mr. Fuller has always been a Republican, and one of the leading men of his party; gave his first vote for Henry Clay in 1844; in 1846 he was elected magistrate for his district, serving until the war; alter peace was restored he was appointed by Gov. Brownlow, and afterward elected and re-elected, holding the office until 1880. The last fourteen years of his official life he was chairman of the county court. He is one of Henderson County's most substantial, honored and popular residents, a consistent member of the Primitive Baptist Church, a true, Christian gentleman.
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