Using family bible records, deeds, and census records, I have traced my Fulton family line to my 3rd great grandfather Gersham Fulton in Anderson District South Carolina. But I am now at a dead end.
The earliest record I have found is a deed where he purchased about 200 acres for only 10 shillings from a Samuel Fulton in 1791 or 92. Samuel had been granted the land from the governor only 6 months eariler.
I thought the low price might indicate that Samuel was a relative, the father or perhaps an uncle of Gersham. Also, Gersham’s first son was named Samuel.
What else could that price indicate?
Maybe Gersham was an indentured servant?
Maybe he was an illegitimate son of Samuel?
Or am I reading some significance into the price and that is not there?
I have not been able to connect Gersham to Samuel. Gersham’s second son was named Jesse and there was a Samuel and a Jesse in North Carolina who were brothers but I can not make a connection there either.
I believe Gersham married and started his family about the time of the land purchse.