The ancestors of Harley Fulton's paternal grandmother Timanza Cox and his mother Mary Miller all appear to have spent many years residing in the highest Appalachian Mountains of Virginia and North Carolina, but both lines go back as far as 1500 in England, 1624 in Ireland, and 1676 in Austria.
Richard Cox was born around the year 1500 in Whaddon, Buckinghamshire, England. His son John Cox was born in Whiltshire, England around 1550. Richard married Jane Auder (b ca.1504) around 1568, and died on 22 Jul 1581. John had a son Michael around 1575 in Whiltshire. [2, 4, 7-8]
Michael Cox moved to Ireland. His son, Captain Richard Cox, was born ca. 1624 in Kilsworth, County Cork. Richard married Katherine Byrd (b. ca. 1628). Richard and Katherine had a son Richard on 26 March, 1650 in Bandon, County Cork.
Katherine died in 1650, and Richard (Sr.) died in July of that year.
After the death of his father, Richard was reared by his grandfather, Walter Bird, and his uncle, John Bird. 
Richard married Mary Bourne (b. ca. 1658, County Cork) on 26 February, 1674.
Sir Richard founded an English settlement in County Cork at Drummanway.
Became Lord Chancellor of Ireland ... Sir Richard lived in Cork, then settled in Bristol, England. He wrote "Hibernia Anglicana: History of Ireland from the Conquest thereof by the English to the Present Time." He was in the Battle of Boyne, and was Military Governor of Cork in 1691. He was Knighted in 1690. 
Richard and Mary had perhaps moved to Ulster by 1694 (where Joshua was born), may have returned to County Cork from Ulster within a few years, or may have settled finally in Bristol, England.
Sir Richard became Lord Chancellor of Ireland in 1703, then was promoted from Knight (Sir) to Baronet in 1706.
Mary died on 1 June, 1715, and Richard died on 3 May 1733. [2, 4, 7, 9]
Joshua (John) Cox was born in Ulster, Ireland to Richard and Mary Cox on 22 April, 1694. John reportedly married Mary Rankin, daughter of John Rankin. Their children were probably all born in Pennsylvania, though questionable reports have two of their children born in Ulster  and Stokes County, North Carolina. In 1737, their son David Cox was born in Greencastle, Lancaster, PA. [2,4,7-8,18]
Powell Stamper was born in Middlesex County, Virginia (on Chesapeak Bay) in 1682. Powell's father was John Stamper, born in the same county. Powell married Mary Brooks in 1708, and had a son, Jonathon, on 21 April, 1719 in Middlesex County. Powell died about eight years later (in 1727). 
Ashe County, North Carolina and Grayson County, Virginia are adjacent. Grayson County borders on Kentucky, and both counties border on Tennessee. Grayson County includes present-day Carroll County for the purposes of this discussion. This area iincludes some of the highest mountains East of the Rockies, such as the Iron Mountains and their summit, Mount Rogers (5729 ft), and the Stone Mountains and their summit, The Peak (5128 ft).
Europeans began to settle in present-day Ashe County around 1770, perhaps 25 years after the same occurred in present-day Grayson and Carroll Counties. Several of the families discussed herein were among those first white settlers.
Until 1792, there were was no Kentucky, Tennessee, Grayson County, or Ashe County. Until 1792, Kentucky was a county in Virginia. Tennessee became a state in 1796. Until 1793, present-day Grayson County was part of a county that included parts of present-day West Virginia. Ashe County, NC was organized in 1799, before which it was part of Wilkes County, NC. Wilkes County emerged from Surry County, NC in 1778, and Surry from Rowan County, NC in 1770.
Most of the land in present-day Ashe County was briefly part of the proposed State of "Franklin" (1784-88), a movement associated with the eventual formation of the State of Tennessee (1796).
In about 1764, David Cox married Margaret Ann McGowan in Augusta County, Virginia (also in the Appalachia). Margaret had been born in Grayson County in 1742 to Francis McGowan (b. ca. 1716) and Margaret Patterson (b. ca. 1720), so it appears that David followed Margaret back to Grayson County. David and Margaret Ann Cox had their son Andrew in Grayson County in 1780. [2,4,7-8,18]
Jonathon Stamper married his wife Rachel (b. ca. 1719 in Middlesex Co., VA) in Amherst County, Virginia (partly in Appalachia), and moved to Ashe County, North Carolina where their daughter Susannah was born on 22 August, 1767. [2-6]
As David and Margaret Cox were raising a family in the highest mountains of Virginia, Susannah Stamper and her husband John Pleasant Burton were doing the same just to the south in Ashe County. Their son Richard was born there in 1782, as was his future wife Nancy Edwards. They married in North Carolina around 1801. Their first child, John, was born in 1802.
The Cox and Burton families appear to have come together in Lawrence County, Indiana with the marriage of Washington Cox and Jane Burton on 29 December, 1833.
Sir Gideon Isom Ison was born in 1650 in Stropshire, England. His future wife was born three years later in Stropshire. Sir Gideon's son John Ison Sr. was born in Stropshire in 1675 or 1680. Sir Gideon died in Ireland on Christmas Eve, 1701.
John Ison Sr.'s wife, Martha Elizabeth Huff, was born in Austria in 1676. They married in England before 1710.
John Ison Sr. and his wife Martha moved to Amherst County, Virginia, where their son John Jr. was born in 1712. John Jr's future wife Rebecca Jones was born in Amherst County a year later. Rebecca's parents Isaac (b. 1687) and Mary (b. 1691) were also born in Amherst County. John Jr. and Rebecca married in Amherst County in 1736. Their son John Ison III was born on 5 April, 1752 in Amherst County.
John Ison III was married three times. He married one wife in Grayson County, VA around 1770. He married another, Rebecca Cole, in Grayson County on 17 September, 1800.
Rebecca Cole's parents were James and Susannah Cole, who had married in Grayson County in 1765. They were both born (1742 and 1746, respectively) in Wythe County, VA.
John and Rebecca Ison had their son George Isom on 22 February, 1803 in Grayson County.
George Isom married Frances Tolliver (b. in VA ca. 1810) in Lawrence County, Indiana on 23 December, 1824. Their daughter Louisa was born in Marion Township, Lawrence County on 25 May, 1843. Louisa married William Henry Miller on 17 January 1861 in Lawrence County.
William Henry Miller's parents were John Miller and Susannah Tirey. Several John Millers lived in Ashe County, NC. One John Miller was born in Ashe County on 18 Dec 1811 and died in Lawrence County, Indiana on 28 October 1882. His parents were both born in Ashe County. Is this our John Miller? One Susannah Tirey was born in North Carolina on 7 November, 1800. She may have been William's mother. William died on 9 December, 1919 in Lawrence County
Timanza Cox was born in Lawrence County, Indiana, in 1837. Her father, Wasington Cox, was born in Grayson County, Virginia. Her mother, Jane Burton, was born in North Carolina.
Timanza married William H. Fulton just after she turned 17.
William, also an Indiana native, was almost 22 at the time. They married in Lawrence County, and were farming in Orange County in 1860, just before the Civil War broke out.
William fought in the Civil War (on the Union side, of course), was held as a POW, and suffered a couple injuries. A story survives that says he was struck in the head by a log, and was "never quite the same" afterward, and that he was hospitalized in an asylum.
William and Timanza had four children; 3 girls and a boy. The boy was named Hugh, perhaps after William's unknown father.
At age 29 or 30, Hugh married Mary Miller of Mitchell, Indiana, who was 15 or 16 at the time. Mary was a daughter of William Henry Miller and Louisa Isom. The Millers and the family of Hugh's mother had all come to Lawrence County from Ashe and Grayson Counties.
The first 4-5 children of Hugh and Mary were born in Indiana before the family moved to Larned, Kansas. Hugh's father William died in Larned in 1905. William probably died while visiting Hugh, Mary, and their seven children, though it's possible that he had moved to Larned. Hugh died only five years later at age 52. His oldest child Lawrence was only 21 at the time. Harley Franklin Fulton, Carolyn's grandfather, had turned 13 four days before.
Harley Fulton and Elva Miles
Harley was born in Mitchell, Indiana, but he grew up in Larned, Kansas. He first married Elva Miles. She died immediately after giving birth to twins, Ina Jane and Ida Jean. Harley was 27 at the time. The two daughters were raised by their mother's parents in Denver, but they visited with the Fultons in South Dakota on many occasions.
Harley Fulton and Pearl Hullett
Three years later, Harley married Elsie Pearl Juanita Hullett, a Larned native. She was the daughter of Charles Ephriam Hullett (from Minnesota) and Minnie Mabel Lucas (from Illinois). They were both of English descent.
Soon after Harley and Pearl married, they moved to Ash Valley, Kansas, where their oldest child Charles was born. Pearl attended business college at Great Bend, Kansas.
In the early '30s they moved to Kerrick, Texas, where Beverly, Carolyn's mother, and also Tex and Keith were born. Then they moved to Dumas, Texas, and finally to Miller, South Dakota in 1947, where they spent the remainder of their lives. They had 5 children, 4 of whom survived childhood.
Harley lived until age 85, living well until he quietly passed away at home. Two years later, Pearl moved to the Prairie Good Samaritan Center in Miller. She lived to age 88.
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