Frederick Commodore Ferry Fults
Frederick Commodore Ferry Pults (probably born in Fentress County, TN mound 1823/24 to
John Fults and his Ist wife), Ist mar. Susan (Woods? dau. of Spence & Winney Woods?),
and later Louisa ?. He moved his family to Texas Co, MO sometime between 1850-1860. He
purchased a 80 acres of land about 20 miles southeast of Houston, TX. During the Civil
War, a band of maurauders, posing as soldiers, took Frederick and two other men away, and
they were never heard from again. Louisa apparently died a few days after he was taken
away. There were at least 12 children: John, Spencer M., Elizabeth, Armilda, Esther Ann,
Eli, Lewis L., Reuben W., Amos R., Rachel, Artamissa M., and Ferry F. Following the deaths
of Ferry and wife Louisa, their orphaned children were apparently split up and taken in by
various neighbor families. John, Spencer id., Elizabeth, Lewis L., andAmos R. either died
young or are, so far, untraceable.
On Dec. 24, 1868, Armilda mar. Richard House. They made their home in southwest Texas
County and were the parents of 14 children. Armilda died April 15, 1909 of pneumonia. She
and her husband are buried in the Bethel Cemetery at Spring Valley, about 5 miles west of
Esther Ann mar. in Oregon Co., TX to Joseph Thomas Hall. She died August 2, 1893, and is
buried at the Walnut Grove Cemetery, near Elm Store, ARK.
ELi mar. Martha Jane Spiva on Jan. 24, 1875. They were the parents of 7 children. Eli died
of pneumonia at the home of one of his sons near Wilburton, OK about 1924, and is buried
at Tecumseh, OK.
Reuben W. mar. a girl named Manda Jane ? about 1878. They had one child -- Reuben William.
The elder Reuben died, and his widow mruried Andrew Baldridge in 1879/80 and they made
their home in Sharp Co., MO. Reuben William later had two children, Rachel and Virgil.
Virgil is said to be living in CA, but his exact whereabouts have not yet been determined.
Rachel was living with the Solomon Davis family near Ravenden Springs, ARK when she
married William English in Randolph Co., ARK on July 28, 1881. They were the parents of
seven children. She died May 26, 1940. She and William are buried in Yadkin Cemetery in
Ravendom Springs, ARK.
Artamissa M. mar. Eugene Baxter in Texas Co., MO on Sept. 7, 1879. No later records have
been found of her.
Ferry F. seems to have been the youngest of the Pults children, born Jan. 17, 1863, Texan
Co., MO. He was Legally bound to Wm. G. Copeland in Oct. of 1866. About, 1901, Ferry moved
to Clarion, in Wright Co., Iowa. He died of consumption (pulmonary tuberculosis) on Feb.
7, 1907, and was buried in the Evergreen Cemetery in Clarion. He was survived by his wife,
Emma, a daughter and a son.
(Source: Michael A. Landwehr -- West Des Moines, IA)
by Novella S. Cravens