I have very old letters from the 1 July 1849. The letters is to my great great grandmother, Jerusha Maria Abbott Chapman, from Darius Fuller. He signs it your unworthy friend and cousin. I am trying to verify the family tree.
Jerusha Maria Abbott (b. 18 Nov 1831 Shaftsbury, VT d. 1909 Castile, Wyoming co., NY) was the daughter of Joseph Adnah Abbott and Betsy Sweet.
Joseph (b. 22 Oct 1793 in Cambridge, NY d. 1862 Castile, NY) was the son of Adna Abbott and Anna Gurley.
Adna (b. 4 June 1767 Tolland Ct d. 4 June 1842 Hartford, NY)
and Anna (b. 15 Aug 1770 .d. 30 Sept 1820 Shaftsbury, VT) had 10 children:
Jonathan Gurley 1802-1879
Flavel b. 1804
Jerusha Carter 1812-1854
Harrison b 1823
Possible family connection might be made with Joseph's sister Anna. I believe she married Rev. Hosea Fuller.
The letter says that his folks were gone, and that Maria and I(Darius) were not loney. I have not figured out if Maria is his sister or wife. He was also thinking of going to California (for the gold rush)
He also mentions Cousin Harriet Fuller, which must have lived near Jerusha. Jerusha moved to Wyoming co., NY before 1839.
Can anyone help me prove or disprove the family conection?
Thanks for the help.