Colonel Henry Fullenwider 1 2
- Born: 19 Dec 1788, Shelby County, Kentucky, USA
- Marriage (1): Anne Hairston Renfro on 1 Oct 1812 in Breckinridge County, Kentucky, USA
- Died: 21 Jul 1870, Alton, Crawford County, Indiana, USA at age 81
- Buried: Fullenwider Family Cemetery, New Alton, Crawford County, Indiana, USA
They had the following children:
+ 91 M i Peter Rice FULLINWIDER
92 F ii Eliza Jane FULLINWIDER was born 12 Oct 1816. She died 11 May 1839.
Eliza married John HARDIN on 1838/1839. + 93 M iii William Hayden FULLINWIDER
94 M iv Joseph Atwell FULLINWIDER was born 21 Feb 1820. He died 5 Nov 1820.
95 F v Fannie Ann FULLINWIDER was born 26 Jan 1823. She died 6 Feb 1823. + 96 F vi Martha Anne FULLINWIDER + 97 M vii Robert Henry FULLINWIDER
98 F viii Catherine Jane FULLINWIDER was born 22 Sep 1828. She died 10 Aug 1834. + 99 M ix Marshall Ney FULLINWIDER + 100 M x Henry Clay FULLINWIDER
101 M xi Daniel Webster FULLINWIDER was born 4 Jul 1836. He died 10 Jan 1839.
Pioneers of Crawford County, Indiana (pages 38-40)
Because of the Indians settlers were reluctant to move into the area but in 1814 Henry Fullenwider and Daniel Boone came across the Ohio River at the Esarey Landing to look over a tract of land there. Boone was supposed to be friendly with a tribe of Indians who were camped in the area. The Indians were friendly and made a deal with Colonel Fullenwider for the ridge of land above the river west of Alton. Colonel Fullenwider became a leading citizen of Alton. He built a mill near his home and when the town divided the township into school districts in 1837 Colonel Fullenwider was elected for District #4.
Private cemeteries were normal in these early days but Colonel Fullenwider selected a site for a public cemetery. He has a section seperated from the rest by a stone wall. This cemetery also contains the grave of Jonathan Boone, a nephew of Daniel Boone. He died in 1830 and was the husband of Catherine Fullenwider.
Fullenwider also donated land for a school. The school was about a mile east of the Perry County line in the SW corner of Boone Township. School was held there until 1938 when children were taken by bus to Alton. Because of the lovely setting the school was sometimes called "Happy Hollow"
Colonel married Anne Hairston Renfro, daughter of Capt Joshua Renfro and Jane Jennet "Jenny" Hairston, on 1 Oct 1812 in Breckinridge County, Kentucky, USA. (Anne Hairston Renfro was born on 15 Apr 1793 in Lynchburg, VA and died on 26 Aug 1852.)