I am a descendant of Ezekiel Fuller of Is. Wight Co., VA, through his son Ezekiel II-Benjamin Sr.-Benjamin-Jr.-Ezekiel-James-William-Robert-Otis Sr.-myself. Many of us Fuller's believe that Samuel Fuller, transported to Is. of Wight Co., VA, on 9/26/1667 by Robert Coleman, was Ezekiel I's father. It has been generally assumed that Samuel came from England, but recently considered evidence has led myself and other's to question
this assumption.- It seems that there are some early 1600's Fuller lines in Connecticut and Massachusetts that contain the names of Samuel, Benjamin, Ezekiel, and Timothy. These also, are names of some sons of Ezekiel I and later descendants. The surname Darling also appears in a couple of these New England lines, which I find to be more than coincidental. I believe these families also claim a Robert Fuller of England, as their common ancestor, which would make them unconnected (at least directly) to the Mayflower Fullers. I have also seen the name Darling Duke, but have not yet researched it- (I am also a Duke family descendant.) I suppose the main question I have is: Was there an influx of settlers from the New England Colonies to Virginia in the mid-1600's?- (Surely there had to be some).
I stongly believe that this above matter bears further investigation, which I hope will happen, and which I also hope, will include DNA research.
(Almost forgot: Benjamin Sr. and Jr. were both in Pendleton district, SC by 1800, and Benjamin Jr. also had a son, (Benjamin Franklin Fuller b.1807 SC ) who was my Ezekiel's (b. 1801 SC) younger brother. (We will be In Is. Wight Co., VA about May 22, also)!
Corte Madera, CA