Jacob Boone Fuller Story
My great grandfather Jacob Boone Fuller was born in 1837 in Walton County, GA. He can be found on the 1850 census living in DeKalb County, GA living with a Stephen C. Turner. He was 14 years old and his occupation was a carpenter.
Jacob was founding member of The First Congregational Church of Atlanta which was established in May 26, 1867. He was the 5th original member and 1st trustee of the church. He was also the first delegate sent to represent the church – attending the Council for the organization of the church at Macon, GA April 11, 1868. He had a life member in the American Missionary Association.
Jacob presented a petition for a charter to establish Atlanta University to the Fulton County Superior Court. He was a charter member of Atlanta (Clark-Atlanta) University and served on the first trustee Board from 1867 to 1883. He is listed in Clarence Bacote’s book, “Atlanta University from 1867 to 1920” and several other publications. He was also listed as J.B. Fuller, Esq. trustee form Atlanta in the Catalogue – Atlanta University from 1872 – 1873.
Jacob married Martha Carline Kirksey on March 21, 1968 and theirs was the first marriage held at the First Congregational Church of Atlanta. They had 10 children Geneva, Williams, Harry, John, Leonard, Samuel, Lillian and Nellie. Two of their children died 6 months after birth.
Jacob moved to Chicago around 1913 and remained in Chicago until he died on June 22, 1916. He is buried in Mt. Glenwood Cemetery in Glenwood, Illinois.