SEVENTH GENERATION on Glen's Father's side
In October 1775, Stephen was appointed by the Connecticut Assembly as Captain of the 1st Company, "or trainband", in the 24th Regiment, Connecticut Regular Militia (136).. Many of Stephen's family and inlaws were participants in the Wyoming Massacre, 3 July 1778... The Wyoming Valley, on the Susquahanna River in Pennsylvania, was incorporated by act of the Connecticut General Assembly as Westmoreland County, Connecticut, and the Pennsylvania proprietors claimed this territory and designated the valley Luzerne County, Pennsylvania... Captain Stephen Fuller was a proprietor of the Susquahnna Company and in 1769 came from Hampton, Connecticut, to the Wyoming Valley.
His house was the first built in Wilkesbarre on Lot #16, NW corner of Main and Northampton Streets... John Abbott, his brother-in-law, was the carpenter, and Stephen, a mason by trade, built the stone chimneys, foundations and well... Stephen married John Abbotts sister Mary and John married Stephen's sister, Alice.
To compensate for his losses at Wilkes-Barre, when his title to the land was not recognized, Stephen was given a tract of land, five miles square, in Bradford County, Pennsylvania... In 1783, he and his family, sons Reuben and John and their famlies, were part of a company led by Gen. Spaulding that traveled 70 miles up the Susquahanna River to settle in Sheshequin, near Tioga Point (now Athens, PA)... It is in the Sheshequin Cemetery that most of this company was buried... In 1788 Stephen and son John petitioned for the first road from Wysox to Tioga, and in 1794 for the Upper Sheshequin road... Son Reuben was the petitioner for a road from Sheshequin to Rome... From 1795 through 1796 Stephen was the appointed Fence Viewer and Damage Appraiser of Sheshequin.
The Battle and Massacre of Wyoming was one of three Revolutionary battles fought in Pensylvannia between the British Torres and Indians, and the Connecticut settlers near Wilkes-Barre... The monument to the Wyoming Massacre, over the site where 300 men and boys were killed, shows "Killed in Action", Stephens oldest sons, Thomas and Stephen Jr., and his son-in-law, Captain James Bidlack, many others were relatives and close friends... A large part of those killed were former residents of Hampton, Windham County, Connecticut, where the Fuller's had first made their home.
Stephen married Mary ABBOTT* on 17 October 1751 in Windham County, Connecticut.
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