Frederick Commodore Ferry Fults

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 Summe;sville, MO.

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
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