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John Henry Fuson was born on June 20, 1792 in prob. Montgomery, VA. He was the son of Thomas Fuson & Rachel Roberson/Robinson
Mary Ann "Polly" Garner was born Abt. 1797 in Tennessee. She was the daughter of John G. Garner & Rachael Henry
Nancy Catherine James was born on September 26, 1847 in Scioto Co., Ohio. She was the daughter of Daniel James & Ruth Nichols/Nicholas

THE FAMILIES OF JOHN FUSON

First marriage: The Family of John Henry Fuson & Mary Ann "Polly" Garner

John Henry Fuson & Mary Ann "Polly" Garner

John Henry Fuson & Mary Ann "Polly" Garner were married about 1815 in Tennessee and they had 14 children. The family is listed on the 1820 census of Smith Co., TN. Based on birthplaces of their children, they moved from Tennessee to Kentucky about 1827. They are listed on the 1830, 1840, 1850 censuses of Knox Co., KY. They moved from Kentucky to Missouri, probably in the summer of 1850 with their son Ebenezer and his family. They are listed on the 1860 census of Lindley Twp, Mercer Co., MO. John Fuson moved from Missouri to Iowa between 1860 (probably after 1862) to 1865. Mary Ann "Polly" Garner Fuson died about 1862 in Mercer Co., MO. She is buried in Middlepoint Cemetery, Mercer Co., MO near the grave of her son John Garner Fuson, although there is no stone for Mary Ann. John Fuson remarried Nancy Catherine James on August 4, 1865 in Leon, Decatur Co., Iowa. (See below for more information on second marriage)
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The Children of John Henry Fuson & Mary Ann "Polly" Garner

Thomas Henry FusonThomas Henry Fuson was born on June 21, 1816 in Knoxville, TN. There is a male the right age to be him in the household of John Fuson on the 1820 census of Smith Co., TN. Thomas married Sophia Peace about 1836 in Knox Co., KY and they had 5 children. The family is listed on the 1850 census of Knox Co., KY. Sophia died or they separated about 1851. Thomas married Delila Goins about 1852 and they had 5 more children. At the time of their marriage, Thomas was age 36 and Delila was age 20. The family is listed on the 1860 census of Greasy Creek, Knox Co., KY. Delila died or they separated between 1860 to 1864, and Thomas married Lucindia Rhodes on September 02, 1864 in Knox Co., KY and they had 8 more children. At the time of their marriage, Thomas was age 48 and Lucindia was age 25. The family is listed on the 1870 census of Subdivision 93, Knox Co., KY. They are listed on the 1880 census of Pineville, Bell Co., KY. Thomas Henry Fuson died on December 12, 1895 in Bell Co., KY. Lucindia is listed as widowed on the 1900 census of Buckeye Precinct, Bell Co., KY. At that time she is listed as having 8 births with 6 surviving children.
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Rachel FusonRachel Fuson was born about 1818 in Smith Co., TN. There is a female the right age to be her in the household of John Fuson on the1820 census of Smith Co., TN. There is a female the right age to be Rachel in the household of John Fuson on the 1830 census of Knox Co., KY. Rachel married Daniel R. Johnson on February 15, 1839 in Williamsburg, Whitley Co., KY and they had 10 children. I have not found the family on the 1840 census at this time. They are listed on the 1850 census of District 2, Whitley Co., KY. They are listed on the 1860 census of Whitstone, Whitley Co., KY. Daniel Johnson died between 1862 to 1870 in Williamsburg, Whitley Co., KY. Rachael Jonson, age 51, is listed as head of household on the 1870 census of Louden, Whitley Co., KY. I have not found her on the 1880 census at this time. Rachel Fuson died sometime after 1870 and possibly before 1880 in Whitley Co., KY.
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Jane FusonJane Fuson was born about 1820 in Tennessee. There is a female the right age to be her in the household of John Fuson on the 1830 census of Knox Co., KY. Jane married Ebenezer Goodin on July 20, 1834 in Knox Co., KY and they had 14 children. (The area of Knox Co. they lived in later became Bell Co., KY in 1867.) At the time of their marriage, Ebenezer was age 20 & Jane was age 14. The family is on the 1840 & 1850 censuses of Knox Co., KY. A pension document signed by their son Tom Goodin states that they moved by wagon from Knox Co., KY to Mercer Co., MO beginning in the summer of 1850 and arriving December 22, 1850. The family is on the 1860 census of Marion Twp., Mercer Co., MO. Ebeneezer served in Co. K of the 10th Kansas Infantry Aug 12 1861 to May 31 1863, when he was released from service with eye problems.According to his daughter China Anne, Ebenezer fought with his two sons (James Madison and Thomas Jefferson) in the Civil War on the Union side. I have not found the family on the 1870 census at this time. Ebenezer and Jane lived at Gainsville, Cooke Co. TX from about 1875 to 1879, when they returned to Missouri. Ebenezer & Jane are living with their married daughter China Ann (Mrs. William) Fuller on the 1880 census of Medicine, Mercer, MO, and Ebenezer is listed as being Blind. Ebenezer & Jane joined their son Tom in Ludell, Rawlins Co., KS in 1885, and by June 1892, they were in Topeka KS for treatment of Ebenezer's eye problems. Jane died in 1894 in Atwood, Rawlins Co., KS and is buried there. Ebenezer returned to Missouri and is on the 1900 census Marion, Mercer Co., MO in the household of his married daughter Paralee. Ebenezer Goodin died on September 11, 1901 in Princeton, Mercer, MO. He is buried in Tennessee Cemetery, Princeton, Mercer, MO. His Army headstone reads E. Goodwin because Ebeneezer's Army records are listed as both Goodwin and Goodin and his pension applications, etc. are signed with a mark and witnessed
The Family of Ebenezer Goodin & Jane Fuson
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Elizabeth "Betty" FusonElizabeth "Betty" Fuson was born about 1821 in Smith Co., TN. There is a female the right age to be her in the household of John Fuson on the 1830 census of Knox Co., KY. Betty married Benager "Ben" Peace in 1838 and they had at least 7 children. His name on census records has also been spelled Benajah and Benjamin. An online tree lists the marriage as taking place in Claiborne Co., TN, but I have not confirmed this. I have not found the family on the 1840 census at this time. The family is listed on the 1850 census of Knox Co., KY. They moved from Knox Co., KY to Whitley Co., KY between 1850 to 1860, and they are listed on the 1860 census of South America, Whitley Co., KY. Elizabeth "Betty" Fuson Peace died about 1861 in Whitley Co., KY. Ben remarried Celia Manerva Phillips about 1864, and they had 7 more children. They are listed on the 1870 census of South America, Whitley Co., KY, and on the 1880 census of E.D. 113, Whitley Co., KY. Ben died on November 12, 1885 in Whitley Co., KY. Ben & Elizabeth are both buried in the Joseph Peace Cemetery, Whitley Co., KY.
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James Roberson Fuson II
(Not a child of this family?)

James Roberson Fuson II was born on September 23, 1822 in Alabama. He is listed in Henry H. Fuson's book and on several online trees as belonging to this family, but I do not think that he was a son of John Fuson & Mary Garner. There is not a male the correct age to be him in the household of John Fuson on the 1830 or 1840 censuses. John & Mary also named a son James that was born in 1827 - while it is possible that they had two sons named James, it may also be another indication that the James born in 1822 belongs to one of John's brothers, or possibly was an illegitimate son of one of his sisters. I think he is most likely the son of John's brother James Roberson Fuson Sr., who was born in 1800, although Harvey H. Fuson (a grandson of James R. Fuson Jr.) states in his book that James Jr. was James Sr's nephew. He also states in his book that James was a "grandson of Thomas Fuson", but doesn't say who his father or mother were. He lists a J. R. Fuson on the children for John & Mary Ann Fuson, but as stated above the census records don't support that. More research is needed on this matter. James R. Fuson Jr. married Lucinda Evans on July 25, 1844 in Big Clear Creek, Bell Co., KY and they had 5 children. The family is listed on the 1850 census of Knox Co., KY living near the households of his grandmother Rachel Fuson and the families of James R. Fuson Sr. & Hall Fuson, who were both sons of Thomas & Rachel Roberson/Robinson Fuson. James Jr. & family are listed on the 1860 census of Clear Creek, Knox Co., KY living next door to the household of "James R. Fuston, Sr." James Roberson Fuson Jr. died of smallpox on March 3, 1864 in Knox (later Bell) Co., KY. He had given food to a Civil War soldier who had smallpox, and later he also got the disease and died. Lucinda died on February 10, 1902 in Bell Co., KY. James & Lucinda are both buried in the Fuson Chapel Cemetery, Little Clear Creek, Bell Co., KY
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Rebecca FusonRebecca Fuson was born May 27, 1824 in Clinton, Anderson Co., TN. There is a female the right age to be her in the household of John Fuson on the 1830 census of Knox Co., KY. Rebecca married Leroy Goin/Goins on February 13, 1840 in Knox Co., KY and they had 7 children. The family is listed on the 1840 & 1850 censuses of Knox Co., KY. The family moved in 1850 from Kentucky to Missouri. They are listed on the 1860 census of Lindley Twp, Mercer Co., MO. They moved from Missouri to California sometime between 1861 to 1870, and they are listed on the 1870 census of San Joaquin, Stanislaus Co., CA. They are listed on the 1880 census of Woodland, Yolo Co., CA. Leroy died on January 9, 1892 in Woodland, Yolo Co., CA . Rebecca is listed on the 1900 census Berkeley Ward 1, Alameda, CA, living in the household of Charles & Florence (Goins) White. At that time Rebecca was listed as being age 77, married 60 years, with 8 births and 5 surviving children. Rebecca Fuson Goin/Goins died on August 1, 1903 in Berkeley, Alameda Co., California. Rebecca & Leroy are both buried in Woodland, Yolo Co., CA.
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James C. FusonJames C. Fuson was born in 1827 in TN. There is a male the right age to be him in the household of John Fuson on the 1830 & 1840 censuses of Knox Co., KY. James married Amanda Red Dean on January 20, 1849 in Knox Co. ,KY, and they had 7 children. The family is listed on the 1850 census of Knox Co., KY. Based on birthplaces of their children, the family moved from Kentucky to Missouri about 1859. They are listed on the 1860 census of Lindley Twp, Mercer Co., MO. James C. Fuson was killed about 1862 in the Civil War in Missouri. He is buried in Middlepoint, Mercer Co., MO. I have not found Amanda and the children on the 1870 cnesus at this time, but in 1880 Amanda is listed on the census for St. Joseph, Buchanan, Missouri in the household of William & Sarah (Fuson) Becker.
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John Garner FusonJohn Garner Fuson was born on November 11, 1828 in Knox Co., KY. There is a male the right age to be him in the household of John Fuson on the 1830 & 1840 censuses of Knox Co., KY. He is listed at age 21 with his parents on the 1850 census of Knox Co., KY. John married Sarah Dean about 1850 and they had 6 children. Based on birthplaces of their children, the family moved from Kentucky to Missouri sometime between 1854 to 1860. The family is listed on the 1860 & 1870 censuses of Lindley Twp., Mercer Co., MO. They are listed on the 1880 census of Cottonwood, Mercer, Missouri . John Garner Fuson died on December 23, 1880 in Mercer Co., MO. Sarah died in 1899. John & Sarah are both buried in the Middlepoint Cemetery, Mercer Co., MO, near the grave of John's mother Mary Ann Garner Fuson.
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Joseph P. FusonJoseph Porter Fuson was born in June 1831 in Greasy Creek, Knox Co., KY. There is a male the right age to be him in the household of John Fuson on the 1840 census of Knox Co., KY. He is listed at age 19 with his parents on the 1850 census of Knox Co., KY. Joseph married Perlina/Paulina King on May 9, 1858 in KY or MO and they had 9 children. The family is listed on the 1860 census of Lindley Twp, Mercer Co, MO. Based on birthplaces of their children, they moved from Missouri to Illinois about 1868. They are listed on the 1870 census of Township 14 Range 12, Scott Co., IL. They are listed on the 1880 census of Point Pleasant, Scott, IL. They moved from Scott Co., IL to Morgan Co., IL sometime between 1880 to 1900, and they are listed on the 1900 census Jacksonville, Morgan, IL. At that time Perlina was listed as having 9 births with 6 surviving children. Joseph Porter Fuson died on March 9, 1907 in Jacksonville, Morgan Co., IL.
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Nancy FusonNancy Fuson was born in 1834 in Greasy Creek, Knox Co., KY. There is a female the right age to be her in the household of John Fuson on the 1840 census of Knox Co., KY. She is listed at age 16 with her parents on the 1850 census of Knox Co., KY. Nancy married William King about 1853 and they had at least 4 children. Based on birthplaces of their children they moved from Kentucky to Missouri about 1857. The family is listed on the 1860 census of Lindley Twp., Mercer Co., MO. They moved from Missouri to Arkansas sometime between 1864 to 1870, and they are listed on the 1870 & 1880 censuses of Round Prairie, Benton Co., Arkansas. Nancy Fuson King died sometime after 1880 and possibly before 1900 in Benton Co., Arkansas. I have not found William or Nancy on the 1900 census at this time.
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Pleasant FusonPleasant Fuson was born in 1835 in Greasy Creek, Knox Co., KY. There is a male the right age to be him in the household of John Fuson on the 1840 census of Knox Co., KY. He is listed at age 14 with his parents on the 1850 census of Knox Co., KY. Pleasant married Mary Dean on September 16, 1856 in Greasy Creek, Knox Co., KY and they had 12 children. Based on birthplaces of their children, the family moved from Kentucky to Missouri by 1858. Pleasant & Mary are listed with two children in the household of Pleasant's parents on the 1860 census of Lindley Twp , Mercer Co., MO. They moved from Missouri to Illinois about 1864, and they are listed on the 1870 census of Township 15 Range 12, Scott Co., Illinois. Three of their children died between 1875 to 1880. The family is listed on the 1880 census of Town 15 Range 15, Bluffs Precinct, Scott Co., Illinois. Four more of their children died in 1883, and another died in 1897. Pleasant Fuson died in 1897 in Bluffs Precinct, Scott Co., IL. Mary is listed as widowed on the 1900 & 1910 censuses of Bluffs Precinct, Bluffs Village, Scott Co., IL. In 1900 she was age 64, and had 12 births with 4 surviving children. In 1910 she was living with her widowed son Mack Fuson, and was listed as age 73, with 12 births and only 1 surviving child. Mary died on February 27, 1914 in Bluffs Precinct, Scott Co., IL. Pleasant, Mary, and 9 of their children are buried in the McCaleb cemetery, Bluffs Twp, Scott Co., IL.
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Mary Patience FusonMary Patience Fuson was born on August 30, 1836 in Greasy Creek, Knox Co., KY. There is a female the right age to be her in the household of John Fuson on the 1840 census of Knox Co., KY. She is listed at age 13 with her parents on the 1850 census of Knox Co., KY. Mary married William Henry Harrison Dean about 1853 and they had 4 children. Based on birthplaces of their children, the family moved from Kentucky to Missouri between 1856 to 1860. They are listed on the 1860 census of Marion, Mercer Co., MO. The family is listed on the 1870 census of Lindley Twp., Mercer Co., MO. They moved from Missouri to Iowa between 1877 to 1880, and they are listed on the 1880 census of Grand River, Wayne Co., Iowa. They returned from Iowa to Kentucky sometime between 1880 to 1900, and they are listed on the 1900 census of Magisterial District 1, Pineville, Bell Co., KY. At that time Mary was listed as being age 63, and had 7 births with 3 surviving children. Mary Patience Fuson Dean died on April 3, 1904 in Bell Co., KY. William & Mary are buried in the Dean Cemetery, Bell Co., KY
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Hansom Mack FusonHansom Mack Fuson was born in 1839 in Greasy Creek, Knox Co., KY. There is a male the right age to be him in the household of John Fuson on the 1840 census of Knox Co., KY. He is listed at age 11 with his parents on the 1850 census of Knox Co., KY. He moved with his parents from Kentucky to Missouri about 1850, and he is listed with them at age 21 on the 1860 census of Lindley Twp, Mercer Co., MO. I have not been able to find him on any census record after that. Hansom never married. He helped found Silver City, Grant Co., New Mexico. Hansom Mack Fuson died on September 27, 1927, but I don't know where. He was about age 88 at the time of his death.
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Sarah FusonSarah Fuson was born about 1844 in Knox Co., KY. She is listed at age 6 with her parents on the 1850 census of Knox Co., KY. She is not listed with them on the 1860 census of Lindley Twp, Mercer Co., MO, and I have not been able to find her on any other records. Sarah Fuson died sometime after 1850 and possibly before 1860 but I don't know where.
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Second marriage: The Family of John Fuson & Nancy Catherine James

John Fuson & Nancy Catherine James

John Fuson & Nancy Catherine James were married on August 4, 1865 in Leon, Iowa. At the time of their marriage, John was age 71 and Nancy Catherine was age 17. John had 14 children from his first marriage (at least 10 of whom were still alive in 1865), and he and Nancy Catherine had 3 more children. Records I have found indicate that John & Nancy Catherine and all of the children for this second marriage used the last name FUSTON. The family is listed under the name John Houston on the 1870 census of Center, Decatur Co., IA, living next door to Nancy's parents. John Fuson died on December 31, 1877 in Leon, Decatur Co., IA. Nancy C. Fuston is listed as head of household on the 1880 census of Leon, Decatur Co., IA. Nancy moved from Iowa to Missouri between 1880-1900, probably between 1880-1883 with her three children. Nancy remarried Absalom Clark in 1884, probably in Harrison Co., MO as that is where Absolom is living with first wife Elizabeth in 1880. Absolom had at least 5 children from his first marriage, and his son Edwin married Nancy's daughter Arnetta on March 17, 1883, probably in Harrison Co., MO. Absolom & Nancy are listed on the 1900 & 1910 censuses of Washington, Harrison Co., MO. In 1900 they are living next door to the household of son George Fuston and on the same page of the household of married daughter Nettie (Mrs. Edward) Clark. In 1910 they are living with two of Absolom Clark's children from his first marriage. Absolom Clark died on October 7, 1912. I have not found Nancy on the 1920 census at this time. Nancy Catherine James Fuston Clark died on July 3, 1927, near St. Joseph, Buchanan Co., MO. She was killed in a car/train accident, along with her daughter Nettie & son-in-law Edwin Clark. Nancy is buried under the name Catherine Clark, and she is buried along with Absolom, Edwin & Nettie (Fuston) Clark in the Wesley Chapel Cemetery, Washington, Harrison Co., MO
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The Children of John Fuson & Nancy Catherine James

Arnetta "Nettie" Alice FustonArnetta "Nettie" Alice Fuston was born October 3, 1866 in Leon, Decatur Co., Iowa. She is listed at age 4 with her parents on the 1870 census of Center, Post Office Leon, Decatur Co., IA. Nettie's father died in 1877 when she was age 11. She is listed with her mother at age 13 on the 1880 census of Leon, Decatur Co., IA. Nettie moved from Iowa to Missouri, probably between 1880-1883 with her mother. Nettie married Edwin R. Clark on March 17, 1883, probably in Harrison Co., MO, and they had at least 6 children. Nettie's widowed mother Nancy also married Edwin's widowed father Absolom about 1884. Edwin & Nettie are listed with their family on the 1900 census of Washington Twp., Harrison Co., MO. At that time Nettie was age 33, had 5 births with 3 surviving children, and Edwin's occupation was listed as Farmer. The family is listed on the 1910 census of Miller Twp, Gentry Co., MO. At that time Nettie was age 44, had 6 births with surviving children, and Edwin's occupation was listed as Carpenter. They are listed on the 1920 census of St. Joseph, Buchanan Co., MO, with Edwin's occupation listed House Carpenter, and Nettie's occupation listed as Restaurant Cook. Arnetta "Nettie" Alice Fuston Clark died on July 03, 1927 near St. Joseph, Buchanan Co., MO. She was killed in a car/train accident, along with her husband Edwin Clark and her mother Nancy Catherine James Fuston. All three are buried in the Wesley Chapel Cemetery in Washington, Harrison Co., MO.
Notes for Arnetta "Nettie" Alice Fuston
George Washington FustonGeorge Washington Fuston was born August 29, 1868 in Decatur Co., Iowa. He is listed at age 1 with his parents on the 1870 census of Center, Post Office Leon, Decatur Co., IA. George's father died in 1877 when he was age 9. He is listed with his mother at age 11 on the 1880 census of Leon, Decatur Co., IA. George moved from Iowa to Missouri sometime between 1880 to 1885, probably at the same time as his sister Arnetta. George married Nancy R. Lile on October 24, 1886 in New Hampton, Harrison Co., Missouri and they had 8 children. The family is listed on the 1900 & 1910 censuses of Washington Twp, Harrison Co., MO. In 1900 Nancy is listed as having 6 births with 5 surviving children, and in 1910 she is listed as having 8 births with 7 surviving children. George Washington Fuston died on October 24, 1918 in Harrison Co., MO. Nancy is listed as widowed on the 1920 census of Washington Twp., Harrison Co., MO, with her oldest son John listed as head of household. Nancy died in 1943. George & Nancy are buried in the Wesley Chapel Cemetery, Washington Twp, Harrison Co., MO.
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William Carroll Fuston William Carroll Fuston was born February 26, 1874 in Leon, Decatur Co., Iowa. William's father died in 1877 when he was age 3. He is listed with his mother at age 6 on the 1880 census of Leon, Decatur Co., IA. William married Leopha Margaret Turner on October 12, 1894 in Merrimac, Jefferson Co., Iowa. The family moved from Iowa to Missouri sometime between 1880 to 1900, probably at the same time as William's siblings Arnetta and George. I have not found William & Leopha on the 1900 census at this time, but they had at least 2 children, born in 1905 & 1910 in Missouri. They had a series of moves between Iowa and Missouri. The family is listed on the 1910 census of Liberty, Jefferson Co., IA. They are listed on the 1920 census of Drywood, Vernon Co, MO. They are listed on the 1930 census of Clear Lake, Cerro Gordo, IA. William is listed as a farmer on most of the censuses, but in 1930 he is listed at age 55 as a "Painter, House Painting of All Kinds". William Carroll Fuston died sometime after 1930 in Birmingham, Van Buren Co., IA.
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