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Peter Fullenwider 1 2

  • Born: 1762, Lewistown, Frederick County, Maryland, USA
  • Marriage (1): Catherine Rice on 10 Apr 1783 in Shelby County, Kentucky, USA
  • Died: Nov 1790, Shelby County, Kentucky, USA at age 28

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? Peter Fullenweider was killed by Indians. ?

The Raymond M. Bell Anthology
Washington County, Pennsylvania Before 1800

Rice's Fort This fort in Donegal Township had 3 connected blockhouses. Families in the neighborhood sought refuge there when danger was near. On September 11-1782 Indians attacked Fort Henry. But they were repulsed. So a band of 60 headed east and about 11 am on September 14 attack Rice's Fort. After intense fighting they gave up about 4 am Sunday morning and retreated to Ohio. Captain Jacob Leffler had gone to Wheeling to help defend Fort Henry. Other men had gone to Hagerstown, Maryland for supplies such as iron and salt. Abraham Rice had gone to a neighbor to get news. This left six men to defend the fort. The north blockhouse was manned by Peter Fullenwider 22 and Daniel Rice 18, the central one by Jacob Miller Jr 20 and George Philabaum 27, the south by George Leffler 31 and Jacob Leffler Jr 17. George Philabaum was killed by a shot through a porthole. Killed outside were a Fullenwider child and Conrad Philabaum, father of George. (In September 1982 the bicentennial was observed with a special program in the nearby Dutch Fork Christian Church.)

1 NOTE SOURCE CITATION: Page: p. 71 Title: Connections: The Wood andFullenwider Families in America Author: Thomas Fullenwider WoodPublication Information: By author
Listed as a private in the Washington County militia in 1781.

The following is from the Crawford County Indiana Trails (

Peter Fullenwider's will wanted to provide for his unborn child. Family tradition says the baby was born but was possibly killed by Indians. Peter's will was recorded in the Courthouse in Jefferson County, Ky. It is interesting to see the many variations of Fullenwider even in the same document.

Peter Fullenwider

In the name of God, Amen, I Peter Fullenwider of the County of Jefferson, State of Virginia, being uncertain how long it may please Almighty God to continue me in this life do make this my last will and Testament in manner and form following, Viz. In the first place I give my soul to God who gave it to me, hoping he will forgive me for the many sins I committed through the fraility of my body or my depraved will, for the mercie of my Savior Jesus Christ.

And as to the worldly goods, which it has pleased Him to bestow on me, I give and bequeath, as followeth, towit. (item) I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Caty Fulenwider, one third part of my land, also one third part of my stock of every kind, also one third of my household furniture to her my said wife for her use during her natural life and after her death to be equally divided between my two children, Henry and Elizabeth Fulinwider and should my wife be delivered of the child she is now pregnant with, it is to have an equal share of the above one third with my two children and their heirs forever, except one feather bed and furniture, which I give to my said wife and which I wish not be appraised with my other estate, to her and her heirs forever.

Item. I give to my beloved son Henry Fullenwider, one hundred and fifty acres of my land, including the part he is to have out of the Third given to my wife, also an equal proportion of all my personal Estate with his sister Elizabeth and the child which my wife is now pregnant with, to him and his Heirs forever.

Item. I give to my daughter Elizabeth Fulenwider one half of my land after taking out one hundred and fifty acres which I have allotted to my son Henry, including the one third I have given to wife also one equal proportion of my personal Estate with my son Henry and the child my wife is now pregnant with to her and her heirs forever.

Item. If my wife should be delivered of her child, I have allotted an equal share of my land with my daughter Elizabeth and also an equal proportion of my personal estate with my other children.

Lastly I appoint my brother Jacob Fulinwider and Samuel Orycker executors to this my last will, hereby revoking all by me formerly made.

In witness thereof I have set my hand and seal this twenty-second day of October 1790.

Peter Fullenwider

The will was witnessed by Martin Daniel, Elenner Coper (Cooper) and Mary Cozman (or Carman) and was recorded in Will Book 1, page 23 in the Courthouse at Louisville, Kentucky. It was produced in court for Jefferson County December 7th, 1790


Peter married Catherine Rice, daughter of Jacob Rice and Anna Margaretha Schneider, on 10 Apr 1783 in Shelby County, Kentucky, USA. (Catherine Rice was born on 9 Dec 1768 in Donegal, Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA, died on 19 Jan 1842 in Alton, Crawford County, Indiana, USA and was buried in Fullenwider Family Cemetery, New Alton, Crawford County, Indiana, USA.)



1 Notes from David A. Leas and/or the 1950 Leas Family Genealogy.

2 labach.ged by William A. LaBach.

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